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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

#GuestPost: Gatehaven by Molly Noble Bull #LBPromotions

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Beans and Cornbread

By Molly Noble Bull


A friend asked me for a family recipe. I gave her my late mother-in-law’s recipe for cornbread. Those who grew up in the South like I did are familiar Southern cooking. At our house, beans and cornbread was what we had for supper at least once a week.

The choice of beans varies depending on what Southern state you came from. However, in Texas, it’s pinto beans, no question. Pinto beans warm up good, making an excellent leftover meal, and in my opinion, they taste better on the second and third day than on the first.

Forgive me. When I discuss beans and cornbread, I talk Texas.

Some add sugar to their cornbread. We don’t. We love cake and cookies like anyone else. But we don’t want our cornbread to taste sweet like cake.

I like to mash up my beans and mix them with the cornbread and bean juice. But that’s just me.

Old habit die slow, I guess. Or should I say, “I reckon?”

So what do Beans and Cornbread have to do with my new and slightly scary Christian Gothic Historical?

For one thing, it shows how different I am from the conversations between the Brits and Scots and the French characters in that novel.

I said, “I reckon.” The evil Frenchman in Gatehaven would say, “It would seem so.”

Shannon would say, “Is that true?”

Ian would say with a Scottish accent, “Aye.”

The British earl would say, “Perhaps?”

As the daughter and granddaughter of real cowboys from Texas, I spent part of my growing up years on a sixty thousand acre cattle ranch, and I’ve never been to England or Scotland except on the magic carpet of my imagination. As you can see, my history as well as my thoughts and speech patterns are very different from those found in Gatehaven.

God gave me the ability to write fiction novels. I also believe He gave me the desire to play dolls as a child. My doll-playing included various plot-lines and characters with individual speech patterns and motivations, preparing me for my writing career ahead.

I still eat beans and cornbread as often as I can, and I am thankful for every event in my life—the bad as well as the good. These experiences prepared me to become a novelist. More important, they prepared me to become a child of God.
Gatehaven


Title: Gatehaven
Series:
Author: Molly Noble Bull
Publisher: Creation House
Description: Gatehaven by Molly Noble Bull is a Christian Gothic historical novel set in a haunting mansion in the north of England where Ian Colquhoun and Shannon Aimee battle a Frenchman with dark secrets—spiritual warfare vs. the occult. Will they learn enough about God’s words to defend themselves and others or will evil overcome them?

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About the Author:
Molly Noble Bull


Molly Noble Bull was born in Kingsville, Texas—home of the famous King Ranch. Her father and maternal grandfather were real Texas cowboys, and she enjoys writing western romances. But she also writes historical novels.

Gatehaven, her long Christian gothic set in Europe in 1784, won the 2013 Creation House Fiction Writing Contest while still a manuscript, and Gatehaven is the novel being featured today. However, Molly’ first two published novels came out from Zondervan. Her Zondervan novels were later reprinted and published as Promise Romances from Guideposts. Molly also sold novels to Love Inspired and Tsaba House, and Westbow Press published The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities, a non-fiction book she wrote with four other Christian authors. Molly owns the rights to her Zondervan romance novels now, and she will soon self publish The Rogue’s Daughter as an e-book. Rogue is a western set on a South Texas cattle ranch in 1890.

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a Rafflecopter giveaway Tour Stops:
March:
24th Lorilyn @ Lorilyn Roberts
25th Phaedra @ Identity Discovery
26th Sheila @ Sheila Deeth
27th Vicki @ Deal Sharing Aunt
28th Lisa @ Seeking with all Yur Heart
31st Katheryn @ Shelf Full of Books
April:
1st John 3:16 marketing network
2nd Renee @ Black ‘n Gold Girl’s Book Spot
3rd Debra @ Three Partners in Shopping; Nana, Mommy& Sissy Too
4th Brooke @ I Blog 4 Books
Melina @ Melina’s Book Blog

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Monday, March 24, 2014

#BookTour: Gatehaven by Molly Noble Bull #LBPromotions

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Gatehaven


Title: Gatehaven
Series:
Author: Molly Noble Bull
Publisher: Creation House
Description: Gatehaven by Molly Noble Bull is a Christian Gothic historical novel set in a haunting mansion in the north of England where Ian Colquhoun and Shannon Aimee battle a Frenchman with dark secrets—spiritual warfare vs. the occult. Will they learn enough about God’s words to defend themselves and others or will evil overcome them?

Purchase the book:
Amazon.com - Kindle / Paperback
Barnes And Noble -
Smashwords -


About the Author:
Molly Noble Bull


Molly Noble Bull was born in Kingsville, Texas—home of the famous King Ranch. Her father and maternal grandfather were real Texas cowboys, and she enjoys writing western romances. But she also writes historical novels.

Gatehaven, her long Christian gothic set in Europe in 1784, won the 2013 Creation House Fiction Writing Contest while still a manuscript, and Gatehaven is the novel being featured today. However, Molly’ first two published novels came out from Zondervan. Her Zondervan novels were later reprinted and published as Promise Romances from Guideposts. Molly also sold novels to Love Inspired and Tsaba House, and Westbow Press published The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities, a non-fiction book she wrote with four other Christian authors. Molly owns the rights to her Zondervan romance novels now, and she will soon self publish The Rogue’s Daughter as an e-book. Rogue is a western set on a South Texas cattle ranch in 1890.

Website / Facebook


a Rafflecopter giveaway Tour Stops:
March:
24th Lorilyn @ Lorilyn Roberts
25th Phaedra @ Identity Discovery
26th Sheila @ Sheila Deeth
27th Vicki @ Deal Sharing Aunt
28th Lisa @ Seeking with all Yur Heart
31st Katheryn @ Shelf Full of Books
April:
1st John 3:16 marketing network
2nd Renee @ Black ‘n Gold Girl’s Book Spot
3rd Debra @ Three Partners in Shopping; Nana, Mommy& Sissy Too
4th Brooke @ I Blog 4 Books
Melina @ Melina’s Book Blog

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

#BookReview: From Frights to Flaws by Sunayna Prasad #LightningBookPromos

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From Frights to Flaws
Title: From Frights to Flaws
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Author: Sunayna Prasad
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Description: Twelve-year-old Alyssa McCarthy can no longer stand the toughness of her uncle and wants a better life. But one day she discovers not only the existence of magic, but also a villain hunting her down. The villain uses magic and magical technology to kidnap Alyssa to the Fiji Islands. As much as she wants to go home, she has to face some dangerous challenges first. Not only that, the villain himself must also be defeated. Can Alyssa succeed, even with the help of her mentors?



Review: This was a little out of my normal reading element. I decided that I would give a YA book a try since I haven't read many for a while, but I only liked the book rather than fell in love with it. It's a cute story about a girl who has had a rather rough life and then is thrown into the world of magic. She never believed magic existed, but the evidence piles up in such a way that she cannot deny the existence. What I was not crazy about was that I felt like every character that Alyssa ran into just told her exactly what she wanted to know. Bad guys typically don't confess everything that freely and there were so many good guys willing to help her out without Alyssa being anyone special in the magical world at all. I suppose that the way it is written is probably great for a preteen, I just wanted a little more suspense.

My Rating (Out of 5): Rose Icon 1 Rose Icon 2 Rose Icon 3

About the Author:
Sunayna Prasad has been writing stories for over thirteen years, starting at the age of six. Now nineteen, she will start her junior year of college this fall, and will study accessory design as well as continue to write for children. Aside from that, Sunayna also likes to cook, watch movies, and draw. She lives on Long Island, New York, with her family.

https://www.facebook.com/SunaynaPrasadBooks?ref=stream


Tour Stops:
July 24th Phaedra @ Identity Discovery
25th Jackie @ Book Reviews by Jackie
26th Darryl @ Savage Lullabye
27th Debra @ 3 Partners in Shopping; Nana, Mommy, &; Sissy too!
28th Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!
29th Ruth @ My Devotional Thought

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

#BookTour: Switching by Jody Kihara #LightningBookPromos

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Switching
Switching by Jody Kihara



Every week or two, Terry wakes up in a different time. She’s been ‘switching’ — that’s her word for time traveling — for the past eight months, and she has no recollection of her life before then. She doesn’t know who she is, why she’s time traveling, how to get home, or even when home is.

Then Terry meets some fellow travelers and finds out she’s not alone… and that there might be a way to get home. But the others have their own agendas, and Terry needs to be careful where she places her trust. She finds herself falling for one traveler, but a terrible secret bars his way home. Another traveler is growing desperate, and he doesn’t care who he uses in his attempt to get home… even if it puts them all in danger. Can Terry find a way home before he tries something dangerous? Or will he prevent her from getting home at all?

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Gift book review #LightningBookPromos

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Title: The Gift - The Chronicles Of Tucker Littlefield
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Author: Tegon Maus
Publisher: Netherworld Books
Description:Transformed by a primitive magic beyond a civilized man’s understanding, I was given a horrible gift that no man should possess… It held me, twisted me, turning me at its bidding. I was enslaved by its power, compelled to devour the souls of the dead until I became the monster of my fears. I have seen things I wish never to see again. I have done things of which I wish never to speak. Yet I must if I am to find the answers to fulfill my hope. I have walked upon blue ribbons of molten stone to peer into the depth of a man’s soul. I watched as a promise made at birth brought my friend Enon to sacrifice everything to become whole again – all in an effort to save the life of his child. I have cried without shame for the loss of all I hold dear and for fear that the future will hold more than I can bear. I am Tucker Littlefield. Know all that I say now is true-spoken.

Review: Welcome to the world of Fantasy. Tucker Littlefield wanders into a bar where he tells the story of Enon, his friend and the man whose soul he carries a piece of. You read that right. Tucker is the Soul Bearer. During a battle where Enon was attempted to be killed, Tucker joins the fight in an effort to help save him from the inevitable. During the fight, Tucker takes a mortal wound. Like in many myths/philosophies, Enon's life was in his debt, but in this world he also was given a piece of Enon's soul. What would cause these men to want Enon dead? He was part of another race that was humanlike, but extremely tall and strong. The King's niece is kidnapped. Enon and Tucker are sent on a mission to save the little girl which lands them in several life or death situations. This was one of them.

This story is a very exciting and fast paced read. You will get wrapped up in the descriptions of the types of people who exist in the world. You will love the uniqueness to the magic. You will also discover that some things are left unknown. My guess is that this will be a series since Tucker is telling his story where ever he goes as he is searching for the lost Enon. I enjoyed it very much.

Purchase the book:
Amazon - Paperback / Kindle
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Tour Stops:
February:
22nd: Dianne @ Oops! I Read A Book Again
23rd: Phaedra @ Identity Discovery
24th: Cindy Mai @ In This World Of  Books
25th: Kate @ Froze8′s Blog
26th:
27th: Paula @ Community Bookstop
27th: Susan @ My Cozie Corner
28th: Julia @ Talk Story TV
28th: Sue @ Books, Books, The Magical Fruit

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Friday, February 22, 2013

The Gift book tour starts today! #LightningBookPromos

The Gift 2

The Gift by Tegon Maus



Transformed by a primitive magic beyond a civilized man’s understanding, I was given a horrible gift that no man should possess… It held me, twisted me, turning me at its bidding. I was enslaved by its power, compelled to devour the souls of the dead until I became the monster of my fears. I have seen things I wish never to see again. I have done things of which I wish never to speak. Yet I must if I am to find the answers to fulfill my hope. I have walked upon blue ribbons of molten stone to peer into the depth of a man’s soul. I watched as a promise made at birth brought my friend Enon to sacrifice everything to become whole again – all in an effort to save the life of his child. I have cried without shame for the loss of all I hold dear and for fear that the future will hold more than I can bear. I am Tucker Littlefield. Know all that I say now is true-spoken.

About the Author, Tegon Maus:
My wife of forty two plus years and I live in Cherry Valley, a little town of 8,200 in Southern California. In that time, I've built a successful remodeling /contracting business. But that's just my day job... everyone that writes... everyone who tells you how to write, all say the same thing.... write about what you know... and what I know... is me.

Well, at least the me I see when I write... an... alter ego of myself that gets frequently wedged between a rock and a hard place but manages to work things out at the last minute after all. Like most of us when pushed into a corner it only brings out the best in us and we become the unstoppable force of a reluctant hero... at least on paper, making the day to day a little more tolerable. If I have a signature style for creating a character then this is it.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tegon-Maus/150255051766767
Website: http://www.tegonmaus.com/

Purchase the book:
Amazon - Paperback / Kindle
Barnes and Noble - Paperback

Tour Stops:
February:
22nd: Dianne @ Oops! I Read A Book Again
23rd: Phaedra @ Identity Discovery
24th: Cindy Mai @ In This World Of Books
25th: Kate @ Froze8′s Blog
26th:
27th: Paula @ Community Bookstop
27th: Susan @ My Cozie Corner
28th: Julia @ Talk Story TV
28th: Sue @ Books, Books, The Magical Fruit

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Saturday Satire: The Hands of Time Excerpt #LightningBookPromos

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Title: Hands of Time
Series: The Hands of Time Trilogy, Book 1
Author: Irina Shapiro
Publisher: Merlin Press LLC
Description: When a young woman vanishes without a trace from a quaint fishing village on the coast of England only one person knows the truth, but he remains silent allowing the authorities to search for her in vain.

Meanwhile, Valerie Crane finds herself transported to the year 1605. Terrified and confused she turns for help to the Whitfield brothers, who take her in and offer her a home. Both Alexander and Finlay Whitfield fall in love with the mysterious woman who shows up on their doorstep creating a love triangle that threatens to consume them all. Valerie must make her choice, deciding between the brother who will lead her down the path of destruction or one who will give her a love she couldn’t find in her own time.

If you would like to be a part of this tour just use the sign up form. We would love to have you be a part of this tour.

Excerpt:
I was lying in tall grass, dotted with wildflowers and warm from the summer sun. I just lay there for a few moments enjoying the peaceful feeling of floating, before suddenly realizing that this was somehow all wrong. I sat up and looked around puzzled. There was no sign of the shop I’d been in or even the village. Sparse trees surrounded the meadow I was lying in, and I could see the river flowing to my left through the gap in the trees. There were two fishing boats tied up to posts rising out of the muddy bank, but no sign of the marina or the shops that were there just a few moments ago.

I turned to my right, and my blood ran cold. I could see the castle perched on the hill above me, except it was no longer a sinister relic of another time. The castle stood intact and proud, the honey-colored stones warmed by the sun, and its leaded windows reflecting the afternoon light. The wall encircling the castle rose high and impregnable, broken only by the arched wooden doors studded with iron nails and partially opened. I could hear distant voices, and the barking of dogs carried on the wind.

What was going on? One minute I was in the shop looking at the cupid clock, and now I was lying in a meadow not too far from the castle; that up until five minutes ago was just a sad ruin. I looked at my watch. It was 4:10pm. Only five minutes had passed since I turned the hands on the ormolu clock. How did I get here? I looked around again. In relation to the river and the castle, I was sitting in about the spot where the shop would have been, except there was no shop and no street. I could see some fishermen’s huts off in the distance, where there were holiday cottages just a few minutes ago. I closed my eyes, shook my head and opened them again. I was still in the same spot. Reluctantly, I got to my feet and looked around again.

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4th - Lightning Book Promotion Blog 5th - Phaedra @ Identity Discovery 6th - Jackie @ Writing for Readers in a .com world 7th - Bette @ 4writersandreaders 8th - Andi @ Radiant Light 9th - Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my! 10th - Drennan @ Speaking of Books 11th - Susan @ My Cozie Corner 12th - Cara @ Peace, Love, Books 13th - Darryl @ Savage Lullabye

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Friday, January 4, 2013

The Hands Of Time Book Tour Starts Today! #LightningBookPromos

Hands of Time 2
Hands of Time (The Hands of Time Trilogy, Book 1) by Irina Shapiro


When a young woman vanishes without a trace from a quaint fishing village on the coast of England only one person knows the truth, but he remains silent allowing the authorities to search for her in vain.

Meanwhile, Valerie Crane finds herself transported to the year 1605. Terrified and confused she turns for help to the Whitfield brothers, who take her in and offer her a home. Both Alexander and Finlay Whitfield fall in love with the mysterious woman who shows up on their doorstep creating a love triangle that threatens to consume them all. Valerie must make her choice, deciding between the brother who will lead her down the path of destruction or one who will give her a love she couldn’t find in her own time.

If you would like to be a part of this tour just use the sign up form. We would love to have you be a part of this tour.

About the Author, Irina Shapiro
Irina Shapiro
There is nothing I enjoy more than a good book that takes me away from my everyday stresses and problems. I particularly like books that are set in the past, where the characters must navigate the volatile political climates of their time, while still managing to live, love, and cause mischief.

I've always had a particular fascination with the paranormal, and I explore some of these themes in my books. I believe that nothing is truly impossible. A true love can transcend space and time, and live on forever.

Websites: http://www.irinashapiro.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Irina-Shapiro/307374895948375

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Tour Stops:
4th - Lightning Book Promotion Blog 5th - Phaedra @ Identity Discovery 6th - Jackie @ Writing for Readers in a .com world 7th - Bette @ 4writersandreaders 8th - Andi @ Radiant Light 9th - Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my! 10th - Drennan @ Speaking of Books 11th - Susan @ My Cozie Corner 12th - Cara @ Peace, Love, Books 13th - Darryl @ Savage Lullabye

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Nevada's Golden Age of Gambling Guest Post #LightningBookPromos

Nevada's Golden Age of Gambling
Title: Nevada's Golden Age of Gambling
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Author:
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Description: Nevada's Golden Age of Gambling is a photo-rich history of the casinos from 1931 to 1981. All about the building of empires from Reno and Lake Tahoe to Las Vegas and a dozen other Nevada casino towns.

Stories detail how the casinos were built, who the major gaming pioneers were, and how they managed to build Nevada from a agriculture and mining based economy into the greatest gaming empire in the world.

Chapters include the history of casinos and their founders from Bill Harrah and "Pappy" Smith, to Moe Dalitz, "Bugsy" Siegel, and dozens of others.

Guest Post from the author:
Writing About What You Love

As any reader knows, when an author really loves their subject matter it shows in the writing. You can’t write about the Irish Potato Famine if you don’t know the subject, nor can you attract and retain any readers if you don’t really love the history behind the story. Even a sad and depressing subject can make for a beautiful article or manuscript. Frank McCourt’s memoir, “Angela’s Ashes,” is hardly a happy story, but the writing is gripping, beautiful in parts.

Finding your own subject matter to concentrate on is a key to not only being successful, but keeping yourself happy with your work. Dean Koontz probably wouldn’t be successful if he was writing cook books. Well, not unless in the middle of whipping up a soufflĂ© the eggs started hatching into strange beasts that scattered into the wind and wreaked havoc on the residents of the surrounding towns. That’s probably a cook book I would buy. Why shouldn’t I get some story in the middle of main course chapters?

In my case, I fell in love with Lake Tahoe, the beautiful mountain lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains sandwiched between California and Nevada and I moved there after college. At the time, Nevada had casinos and California didn’t. That alone was exciting, and so I set out to visit every casino at the lake.

I was fascinated by the idea that casinos had been around since the early 1900’s, even before they were legal, but there was very little know (or shared) about their origins or their owners. When I found some old photos of the casinos in local shops the bells went off in my head.

Perhaps, I thought, there were others like me who wanted to know when the casinos opened, who owned them, which Mob families were getting “skim money,” and what they looked like in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

I eventually produced Nevada’s Golden Age of Gambling to fill the need I had for my subject, because I love casino history, and now readers can gaze at dozens of old photos and read why “Bugsy” Siegel got gunned down in Los Angeles even though his Flamingo casino in Las Vegas was successful, how Bill Harrah’s first casino in Reno was a bust, and how “Baby Face” Nelson worked for the casino bosses at the Cal-Neva at Lake Tahoe to while-away the hours between bank jobs.

Of course you don’t have to do nonfiction for your next book. Just sit quietly for a few minutes and think about what you love. What would be fun to write about, even if there are plenty of other novels to compete with? If you love forensic science but are intimidated by Patricia Cornwell, think about putting your characters in a new setting. Would it be bad for the story to be set in space, on a submarine, or a desert island before starting the autopsy?

You can write about what you love, and you can find an audience for your work, if you take the time to make your story special. Make it different than any story before it, either with new characters (maybe the forensic scientist is a robot), new settings (in an elevator), or new ideas (no dissection, only a psychic). Let your mind wander, then rope it in and see what you’ve got!

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Tour Stops:
28th Phaedra @ Identity Discovery (guest post)
29th Susan @ My Cozie Corner
30th Sandie @ Booksie's Blog
1st Connie @ Character Connection (guest post)
2nd Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!
3rd Darryl @ Savage Lullabye

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sunday Scribbles: Shadows of Pain Review #LightningBookPromos

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Title: Shadows of Pain
Series: Shadow Series, Book 3
Author: Ashley Dawn
Publisher:
Desription: Revenge is sweet….unless you are on the receiving end of it.

“Do you know of anyone who would want…you dead?”

Officer Daniel Jenkins was no stranger to the dangers his job posed but usually he knew who was trying to kill him. Being stalked was a completely different ball game, and he wasn’t sure there were any rules…

“…I need you.”

Terrified didn’t even begin to describe how Kami felt with the stalker targeting her. As an FBI agent you were trained to handle stressful situations, but being the victim put the whole process in a different light.

As the killer gets closer, so do Kami and Daniel, but will they live long enough to see their love bloom?

Only God can save them from this unknown killer…

Review: This story is the third one in the series and I have to say that I actually felt like I was missing a little information when I started. I started off with book two for a book review and of course I can't pass up continuing to review the series when they come my way. Unfortunately, I have not had a chance to read book one, Shadows from the Past. The story jumps right into action and you find yourself reading about a troubled man questioning his belief in God who finds his way into a hospital bed. He is surrounded by "family" and friends (family is in quotes because none of them are blood related) who are very devout Christians, but also are love him the way he is. Where I felt like I was missing information was in the relationships between these people. Apparently a great deal of information about each of them is in the first book so I spent some time just trying to understand how they were "related" to each other when in fact most of them are not related at all. That said, the rest of the plot seems to be very easy to follow and will leave you in suspense. These stories are all crime related and focused on the Riley family. The Riley's have a lot of law enforcement in their ranks and after taking down a major crime family, that family is out to destroy everyone they hold dear. This results in the discovery of how God is always active in their lives as well as finding true love in some cases. This particular story is centered on Kami and Daniel. Neither are a member of the Riley family, but their law enforcement partners are. Will Daniel no longer be the troubled man and learn to accept God in his life? Will Kami be able to get over her troubled past and accept that Daniel just might be the man God has planned for her? Will they both live long enough to see where their relationship might go? You'll have to read to find out!

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Tour Stops:
9th Phaedra @ Identity Discovery
10th Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!
11th Lynelle @ Aspired Writer
12th Connie @ The Character Connection
13th Susan @ My Cozie Corner
14th Linda @ One Desert Rose
15th Patricia @ It’s Time To Read Mamaw
16th Rachel @ Stressed Rach
17th Pam @ TheFourHorsemenSeries Book Review
18th Ruth @ My Devotional Thought
19th Melanie @ Christian Bookshelf Reviews

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Saturday Satire: Dog-ma: The Zen of Slobber Guest Post #LightningBookPromos

Dog-ma The Zen of Slobber Tour

What To Do When Facing Writers Block?


Writers block... it’s a tough issue. We’ve all had it. It is tough to shake. I am actually having it right now, as I type. Going to go get a Starbucks and give my brain a rest....

Whew, that worked. OK, writers block... oh no... I’ve got it again. I know you feel my pain.

For me, stomping on writers block is challenging. If I take a walk to clear my head I may not get back to my daily writing. I need outside stimulation and I usually find that in my dogs. Since I write about dogs all day, every day, sometimes just watching them gives me the material I need to jump start a new blog post or book chapter. Izzy provides endless hours of entertainment that always find a way into my blog, http://dog-mathebook.blogspot.com/

When that doesn’t work, I go to my husband who always has a way of inserting a new thought into my brain that gets me on the path to writing. Today was no different. I was stuck. Trying to write numerous guest blog posts for my Virtual Book Tour. I am out of material and am getting fairly bored, writing about myself, my process and my quirks. It is amazing how he is always able to talk me through the tough times. As we talked about the things he thinks I do to break writers block, he said “make a batch of chocolate chip cookies” that will help. Now as I think about it, he is right, but also a bit self- serving since I do not eat cookies. HE does...

So instead of writing more about me, I thought I would give you my secret recipe for amazing Chocolate Chip cookies.

1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
1 cup Whole Wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. Eatwell Farms Lavender salt
1 tsp organic lavender buds
1 cup softened butter
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup packed DARK brown sugar
2 large eggs
the seeds scraped from 1 vanilla whole bean – discard the bean or use it to make something else – I like to buy mine from Penseys.
2 cups coarsely chopped baking chocolate (I prefer Ghirardelli but that is because I worked in a shop above the factory many, many years ago in San Francisco and got hooked)
1 ½ cups coarsely chopped pecans
Preheat the oven to 375

Combine all of the dry ingredients and blend with a whisk. Beat the butter and vanilla bean seeds until well combined. Add sugars and beat until very creamy. Add eggs one at a time. Slowly beat in the dry ingredients taking care to not over-mix. By hand, stir in the chopped nuts and chocolate.

Bake for 10 minutes for soft cookies or 12 minutes for crunchy cookies. They are devine!

Well, I still have writers block so I am off to sample those cookies. Have a great day!

Dog-ma: The Zen of Slobber 2
Title: Dog-ma: The Zen of Slobber
Series:
Author: Barbara Brunner
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Description: "Barbara's vivid and dramatic stories, told with a wicked sense of humor, will make you laugh out loud. She definitely gets what living with rescued dogs (nine of them!) is all about. This book will inspire you with the couple's unstinting love, devotion, and respect for dogs as family members. You'll be glad to include it in your treasured collection of great dog books." --Allen and Linda Anderson, authors of Dogs and the Women Who Love Them (named in O Magazine as one of the top books of 2010) When Barbara meets her future husband, Ray, it is love-and dog-at first sight. Over the course of thirty-two years, seventeen relocations and nine dogs, their mutual love of dogs guides them on their unconventional path. The love that Barbara and Ray get in return is literally lifesaving, with one dog attacking a lethal intruder and another discovering Barbara's cancer. Her own survival story underscores the story of how her dogs become survivors themselves. Each new dog adds its own dynamic to the family, sometimes upending it. From Turbo (whose Spock-like ears may have provided super powers), Barbara learns about the will to live; Lexington demonstrates incredible patience and an inexplicable love of golf; Madison teaches that laughter is truly the best medicine and that the whole "nine lives thing" is not reserved just for cats; Morgan should be sainted for tolerating Izzy, who is as cute as she is bad. Barbara is certain that somewhere in doggie heaven there is a poster that says "If you are sick, injured or in need of really expensive medical care, FIND THESE HUMANS!"

About the author, Barbara Brunner:
Barbara Brunner
Barbara grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with her parents, sister and always a dog, or two or three. She founded three successful businesses in the Pacific Northwest and is a prolific fundraiser for breast cancer research. She and her husband currently live in Southwest Florida with two dogs and copious amounts of dog fur.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorbarbarabrunner
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6468979.Barbara_Boswell_Brunner
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Author Website: http://www.DogmaTheBook.com
Author Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/Barbara-Brunner/e/B008SSY5BQ/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1351698325&sr=1-1

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Nov. 26th – Fandom Fanatic (Guest Post)
Nov. 27th – Breath of Life (Review, Guest Post)
Nov. 28th – My Serynity (Review, Guest Post)
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Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Tale of Lucia Grandi, the Early Years Book Tour Starts Today! #LightningBookPromos

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The Tale of Lucia Grandi, The Early Years by Susan Speranza

When an old woman is asked to tell the story of her life, she tells is an intense and poignant tale about growing up in and surviving an irrational, warring suburban family during the 1950s and 60s. The narrative is told from Lucia's perspective as the second child where she and her siblings are caught in the middle of a lifelong war between her mother, Ruth, an overbearing, unhappy homemaker, and her father, Leonard, a manipulative, sometimes violent New York City cop. Lucia is the silent, thoughtful eyewitness to her parents' constant and sometimes life-threatening battle. The story is told as a memoir; each chapter describes a particular incident in Lucia's life which shows the constant struggle between her parents and the perverse effect it has on her and her siblings. From her complicated and unwanted birth, to her witnessing a suicide at age 3, to her stint as a runaway at age 14, the story progresses to the final crisis where as a young woman, she is turned out of her house and banished from her family forever.

This timeless story of one woman's courageous attempt to come to terms with her past and the troubled family that dominated it is powerfully and poignantly told.

Guest Post by the author:
First Person Singular

by Susan Speranza


One of the most difficult hurdles in writing any novel is choosing what perspective you, as the author, are going to write from. Some say the easiest perspective is the 3rd person omniscient narrator who knows everything about every character. The hardest (they say) is writing in the first person, because the story can be told only from that person’s point of view.

When I set out to write The Tale of Lucia Grandi, I decided early on that the best way for me to tell the stories I wanted to tell was to frame them as a memoir – an old woman recounting the story of her life. Even though telling a story through one person’s view can be limiting, I found that it was also very intimate. But in order to do it convincingly I had to become the character.

At first it was difficult – how could I even imagine what it must be like for a 110-year-old woman living her last days, looking back at her life? Her story goes back before she was born and ends with her as a young adult. There were so many ages of this woman that I had to identify with that I wondered if I could really pull it off.

But when I began passing the manuscript around, first to my friends, asking them for critiques, I was astounded when they began talking to me about events in the book as if they were factual, as if they had all happened to me. One of the remarks I heard over and over again was that the characters and the events seemed very “real”. That became both a compliment and a problem. The readers seemed to make no distinction between me, the author, and the character I was writing about. Had I done my job too well? Or do readers today blur the lines between fiction and reality? With reality shows abounding on TV and a plethora of autobiographies out there by everyone about everything, it is possible that readers today assume that every work of fiction is really a thinly disguised recounting of the author’s own life. And authors, in an attempt to be believable, may have forgotten to add a little more “fiction” to all that reality.

But what does all this say about the use of the first person singular? Well, if you don’t do it well, you have boring, unconvincing novel. If you do do it well, you have a whole lot of people who think they have peered into your private life. I’d rather have the latter situation, then the former. But I caution any reader who undertakes The Tale of Lucia Grandi to pay attention: as an author, I’ve left clues for the reader along the way. And when Lucia, as an old woman agrees to tell her story, even though she doesn’t really want to, she says: “Maybe I’d just make it all up.”

And that’s what a writer is supposed to do…especially if she uses the First Person Singular.

About the Author, Susan Speranza
Susan Speranza


I was born in New York City and grew up on Long Island where I had an interesting and creative childhood. Once in college, I studied Psychology and Philosophy, but since "thinking" didn't translate into earning money or job security, I worked at a variety of different and unrelated jobs both in New York City and on Long Island.

​ In order to keep me sane through all the craziness of life, I spent my spare time writing. Anything and everything. The culmination of this was a fantasy - The City of Light - which has recently been reissued as an ebook.

​ I took up the hobby of dog showing and breeding and produced many Pekingese Champions. You can see them over at our Castlerigg Pekingese website.

​ Somewhere in the middle of my life so far, after a great personal upheaval, I went back to school, became a High School Librarian. I managed to fulfill my childhood dream of living in the country when I finally escaped suburbia and moved to Vermont where I now happily live with my beautiful Pekes.

But I've never stopped writing.

​ My biography (as with my life, I hope) is to be continued...

Social Media Connect with author: Check out her website, Facebook page, and Twitter page.

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Nov. 4th Cara @ Love, Peace and Books
Nov. 5th Vidya @ Books are Magic
Nov. 6th Ruth @ My Devotional Thoughts
Nov. 7th Denise @ The Pen Muse
Nov. 8th Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!
Nov. 9th Darryl @ Savage Lullabye (spotlight)
Nov. 10th Nicole @ Pretty Opinionated (guest post)
Nov. 11th Georgiana @ Coupon Clipping Texan
Nov. 12th Bette @ 4writersandreaders (interview)
Nov. 13th Marissa @ For The Love of Film and Novels (guest post)
Nov. 14th vb @ Books For Me
Nov. 15th Julia @ Talk Story TV (interview)
Nov. 16th Melina @ Melina’s Book Blog (guest post)
Nov. 17th Day @ Kaisy Daisy’s Corner
Nov. 18th Siobhan @ Totally Bookalicious
Nov. 19th Leslie @ Storeybook Reviews
Nov. 20th Gina @ Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Nov. 21st Kathleen @ Celticlady Reviews
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Nov. 23rd Kathy @ Book Reviews & More by Kathy
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wordy Wednesday: Moonshadows Book Review #LightningBookPromos

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Title: Moonshadows
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Author: Claude Dancourt
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Desription: When Mira was turned into a werecat, she panicked. She ran away from her life and her boyfriend without a goodbye.

One year later, she’s on the verge of emotional and physical collapse, and answers are nowhere to be found. When the man she left behind shows up unexpectedly, Mira is so desperate to feel human again that she welcomes him back into her life despite her best resolves.

Erik has some questions of his own, and he won’t take no for an answer. He doesn’t believe in Supernatural, or in ancestral creatures. He wants a real explanation for her abandon. But when the new moon reveals the black panther inside Mira, he has no choice but to face the truth.

While the pair struggle to work out their issues, a killer lurks in the shadows. And its restraint is thinning…

Review: Have you read much about werecats? I love them and have read a few books about them. This one is all about a woman who is turned into a were-panther against her will (possibly even by accident). She has no idea what is happening to her so the first time she shifts into her cat form and kills a rat, she freaks out. She runs away from everyone she knows and loves in order to seek out information about what has happened to her. I think deep down she is actually searching for a cure. She denies her second self to the point of making herself physically ill. She is close to death when Erik, Mira's boyfriend at the time of turning, finds her hiding in Florida. Erik has been searching for her for no other reason than to get an explanation of why she left. I think he also just has to see her with his own eyes to truly believe that she is alive. What he doesn't expect to find is his beloved deathly sick, working in a bar, and never leaving the house during daylight. Mira's life has been completely turned upside down to a point where Erik struggles to recognize her.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It was interesting to read about how Claude Dancourt interpreted how a werecat would act as a human and in werecat form. I would have liked more actual werecat scenes, but the way I read it is that Mira "lost herself" every time she turned. In other words, she never remembers what happened once her cat took over. Great story though.

Interview with the author, Claude Dancourt:
  1. Why did you decide to write about werecats?

    I was fed up with vampires and werewolves. It seemed fun to have the heroine changing into something else (and something cute). I like cats, and panthers are just big cats :)

  2. Are all the terms you used in the story based on actual Indian legends? Where did you get your mythology?

    The basic legend : the creation of the world Panther and Wind bickering are actual Seminole Legend. However, the idea of moon being Panther's egg, the Kittahi, and Nethletulke/Nethlehasselawe are mine. It made sense to have someone watching the werecats, and having "twisted" once worked with the plotline.

  3. How did Mira figure out that she was a werecat when she doesn’t remember what happens after she turns?

    Well, if I was to wake up naked in a garden covered in blood, stinking of raw meat on me with fur under my nails, and bumped into a rat, I would figure out something not right quickly enough. Mira does remember something, mostly as images and feelings rather than real memories. She also remembers that the bus driver said he had seen a panther attacking her. She's ill, panicking, and she just put two and two together.

  4. What was Erik’s reaction to seeing Mira as a panther?

    I leave that one to the reader imagination.

  5. Mira was referred to as a skin walker a few times. What made her a skin walker and not a kittahi?

    A skinwalker is someone who is able to change into an animal (Navarro legend). In the book, a kittahi is someone who watches the Nethletulki, and kills the Nethlehasselawi. One is the hunted, the other the hunter. Kittahi are humans with training. Skinwalkers is another name for Werecats.

  6. Will there be a sequel? What are you currently working on?

    I don't think I'll write a sequel. But in the Right Place Universe, some characters appear in more than one novel. For an example, Erik is Gavin's (the nurse from SECOND CHANCES) brother. Adam Fielding (the FBI agent) will appear in my current WIP (SMOKE AND SHADOWS). Mira and Erik will probably do a cameo in another novel (just brainstorming for now). My current WIP is a romantic suspense : a pyroman is on the loose, and Adam will try to catch him, while dealing with his high-school-college sweetheart, and his sister's crazy schemes.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tuesday Talk: Voices in the Valley #LightningBookPromos

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Title: Voices in the Valley
Series: Author: Dr. Suravi Kumar
Publisher: Description: Against the backdrop of a politically turbulent Assam, a young girl named Millie is determined to make her voice heard. She spends her childhood in a rural set-up with seven sisters, three anxious matriarchs and a resigned father this is what her small world is all about.

Born in a family of priests, she struggles with orthodoxy and convention, and goes on to become a student leader something which only foreshadows the bigger role she is destined to play. A flawed horoscope delays her marriage, but hastens her emancipation. Her tryst with romance is overwhelming, and sweeps her off her feet, but…

Ethnic clashes, militant activities, violent elections disturb the countryside, otherwise home to several tribal communities, lush tea gardens, exotic orchids, sundry birds, one-horned rhinos and much more.



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Oct. 28th Ruth @ My Devotional Thoughts
Oct. 29th Andrea @ Andi's Book Reviews
Oct. 30th Phaedra @ Identity Discovery (guest post only)
Oct. 30th Georgiana @ Coupon Clippin Texan
Oct. 31st Gaele @ I am, Indeed
Nov. 1st Angie @ Angie Mangino
Nov. 2nd Allizabeth @ The Paperback Pursuer
Nov. 3rd Jesse @ The World of Jesse Kimmel Freeman
Nov. 4th Elizabeth @ Stuffed Shelves
Nov. 5th Autumn @ The Avid Reader
Nov. 6th Jade @ Jade Kerrion

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Moonshadows book tour starts today! #LightningBookPromos

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Moonshadows (Book Series) by Claude Dancourt


When Mira was turned into a werecat, she panicked. She ran away from her life and her boyfriend without a goodbye.

One year later, she’s on the verge of emotional and physical collapse, and answers are nowhere to be found. When the man she left behind shows up unexpectedly, Mira is so desperate to feel human again that she welcomes him back into her life despite her best resolves.

Erik has some questions of his own, and he won’t take no for an answer. He doesn’t believe in Supernatural, or in ancestral creatures. He wants a real explanation for her abandon. But when the new moon reveals the black panther inside Mira, he has no choice but to face the truth.

While the pair struggle to work out their issues, a killer lurks in the shadows. And its restraint is thinning…

Moonshadows

About the Author, Claude Dancourt:
When I was a kid, I wanted to be a writer. Then I switched to Egyptologist. And then veterinarian. This one stuck for a while. After several long (and sometimes loud) discussions with my parents, I decided being an engineer was not that bad. And then one day I woke up, and I realized that I still loved words as much as maths and physics. So I found my ink pen at the bottom of a drawer, I bought a couple of lined paper notebooks, and I started writing again.

I was lucky enough to interest a publisher into my first complete novel "Second Chances" in July 2011, and suddenly, that was it, I was a published writer. Ever since, I am struggling between applied science by day, words and restless muses by night, training sessions at the gym and trips to the my favourite bookstore. I also try not to kill my plants.

As for the chocolate orgy last weekend, I swear, the cat made me do it.

Social Media Connect with Claude Dancourt: Check out the website and twitter page.



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Sunday Scribbles: Precious Bones Guest Post #LightningBookPromos

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Guest Post by Irina Shapiro:
What would you do if suddenly confronted with something that undermines everything you believe about yourself and the world around you? Would you simply write it off or pursue it to the bitter end? A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing, since it can change how we see ourselves and the people around us. Is it wiser to just ignore that little voice that tries to tell you that you’ve been here before or that the person you’ve never met seems strangely familiar? Probing those issues can lead you down a path you’ve never expected and change your life forever.

My books fall under the category of historical romance, but strictly speaking, they are much more than that. I like to mix one part historical romance, one part mystery, and one part paranormal for a recipe that keeps the reader guessing until the very last page where all this is going. If I manage to get it right, they are hooked from the first page with the story taking them on an unexpected journey that culminates in a surprise ending.

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Title: Precious Bones
Series:
Author: Irina Shapiro
Publisher: Merlin Press LLC
Description: When the skeletal remains of a young woman and her baby are found entombed behind the kitchen wall of a historic Tudor house Cassandra is overcome with grief. She seems to know who the young woman was, but not how she knows, or how she came to be there. Cassandra becomes inexplicably drawn to the house and the mystery of the “Bones of Blackfriars.” As she begins to learn the truth about the Thorne siblings who occupied the house during the reign of Elizabeth I, her own life takes an unexpected turn, and she finds that her fate is linked to the Thornes in ways she never dreamed of.

About the author, Irina Shapiro:
Irina Shapiro
I was born in Moscow, Russia during the hight of Communism and "enjoyed" the life of an average Russian child until my family's immigration to the United States in 1982. We settled in Brooklyn, NY where I finished school and then graduated from Bernard M. Baruch College in New York City with a degree in International Business. Despite my business degree, history and travel have always been my passions and I have tried to incorporate my knowledge and experiences into my stories.

I currently live in New Jersey with my husband and two children.

Website: http://irinashapiro.com Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5270144.Irina_Shapiro Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Irina-Shapiro/307374895948375 Purchase the book:
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27th Elizabeth @ Stuffed Shelves
28th Phaedra @ Identity Discovery (guest post)
29th Maryann @ Chapter by Chapter (excerpt)
29th Louisa @ Words I Write Crazy
30th Suzy @ Suzy Henderson
31st Julia @ Talk Story TV (interview)
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Voices in the Valley Book Tour Starts Today! #LightningBookPromos

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Voices in the Valley by Dr. Suravi Kumar


Against the backdrop of a politically turbulent Assam, a young girl named Millie is determined to make her voice heard. She spends her childhood in a rural set-up with seven sisters, three anxious matriarchs and a resigned father this is what her small world is all about.

Born in a family of priests, she struggles with orthodoxy and convention, and goes on to become a student leader something which only foreshadows the bigger role she is destined to play. A flawed horoscope delays her marriage, but hastens her emancipation. Her tryst with romance is overwhelming, and sweeps her off her feet, but…

Ethnic clashes, militant activities, violent elections disturb the countryside, otherwise home to several tribal communities, lush tea gardens, exotic orchids, sundry birds, one-horned rhinos and much more.

About the Author, Dr. Suravi Kumar:
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Suravi Sharma Kumar is a doctor by profession but has always been fascinated by the world of literature. What inspired her to write this book was the fact that most of mainland India is still unfamiliar with the country s Northeast and is unaware of its innate beauty. This is her first book and is based on her research and experiences in the valley.

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Oct. 28th Ruth @ My Devotional Thoughts
Oct. 29th Andrea @ Andi's Book Reviews
Oct. 30th Phaedra @ Identity Discovery (guest post only)
Oct. 30th Georgiana @ Coupon Clippin Texan
Oct. 31st Gaele @ I am, Indeed
Nov. 1st Angie @ Angie Mangino
Nov. 2nd Allizabeth @ The Paperback Pursuer
Nov. 3rd Jesse @ The World of Jesse Kimmel Freeman
Nov. 4th Elizabeth @ Stuffed Shelves
Nov. 5th Autumn @ The Avid Reader
Nov. 6th Jade @ Jade Kerrion

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Precious Bones Book Tour & Giveaway #LightningBookPromos

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Precious Bones by Irina Shapiro

When the skeletal remains of a young woman and her baby are found entombed behind the kitchen wall of a historic Tudor house Cassandra is overcome with grief. She seems to know who the young woman was, but not how she knows, or how she came to be there. Cassandra becomes inexplicably drawn to the house and the mystery of the “Bones of Blackfriars.” As she begins to learn the truth about the Thorne siblings who occupied the house during the reign of Elizabeth I, her own life takes an unexpected turn, and she finds that her fate is linked to the Thornes in ways she never dreamed of.

About the author, Irina Shapiro:
Irina Shapiro
I was born in Moscow, Russia during the hight of Communism and "enjoyed" the life of an average Russian child until my family's immigration to the United States in 1982. We settled in Brooklyn, NY where I finished school and then graduated from Bernard M. Baruch College in New York City with a degree in International Business. Despite my business degree, history and travel have always been my passions and I have tried to incorporate my knowledge and experiences into my stories.

I currently live in New Jersey with my husband and two children.


Website: http://irinashapiro.com Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5270144.Irina_Shapiro Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Irina-Shapiro/307374895948375 Purchase the book:
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October:
26th Sammy @ Sammy the Bookworm (guest post)
26th Cara @ Love, Peace and Books
27th Elizabeth @ Stuffed Shelves
28th Phaedra @ Identity Discovery (guest post)
29th Maryann @ Chapter by Chapter (excerpt)
29th Louisa @ Words I Write Crazy
30th Suzy @ Suzy Henderson
31st Julia @ Talk Story TV (interview)
November:
1st Nikki @ Close Encounters With the Third Kind

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