Monday, January 27, 2020

Now On Tour The Wolf of Ashford Manor by Toni Cox



January 27 Fang-tastic Books

January 27 Paranormalists 

January 27 Books Dream Life

           January 28 Mythical Books (Review)

                   January 28 Booklikes                    

January 28 JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder

January 29 SImply Kelina        

January 29 Roxanne’s Realm (Interview)

January 29 Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read   

January 30 Books 4 Book Nerds             
                                                         
January 30 The Book Junkie Reads (Interview)     
                                                                                   
January 30 Jazzy Book Reviews         
                          
January 31 Sapphyria's Books            

January 31 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, and Sissy, Too!

January 31 T's Stuff        

February 3 Supernatural Central (Interview)
                             
February 3 The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom


The Wolf of Ashford Manor
Toni Cox

Genre: PNR/Paranormal Fantasy Romance


Date of Publication: 7th January 2020
ASIN: B08297961X
Number of pages: 199
Word Count: +/- 53,000

Cover Artist: Fire Quill Design

Tagline: The Werewolf within Patrick is never far from the surface, but with Angelica, it’s another beast he must tame.

Book Description:

The animal within him was never far from the surface, but with her, the wolf was untamable.

Patrick Blakesley, born to a bloodline of werewolves, falls in love with the mysteriously shy, yet ravishingly beautiful daughter of his new employer – the Lord of Ashford Manor.

When the town of Ashford is besieged by a sudden spate of murders, suspicions fall on Patrick, for he has been discovered for the beast that he is.

Although forced to go into hiding, it does not stop Patrick from pursuing his love for Angelica. Shacked up in an old boat shed, they discover pleasures such as only forbidden fruits can yield.

As Patrick discovers all that Angelica has to offer, the brutal murders continue.
Are they strong enough together to discover the true beast and tame it, before all of humanity perishes before its wrath?

A steamy paranormal romance that merges romance, thriller, mystery, and the paranormal.


About the Author:


Born in Germany in 1976, International Bestselling Author Toni Cox moved to South Africa in 1991. Although she has spent much of her working career in the timber wholesale business, she is also an accomplished horse rider, has a diploma in project management, photography, and nutrition, and has a passion for books and all things fantasy.

From a young age, her dream had always been to put her imagination into words. When she was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2013, she decided life is too short not to follow her dream. With the support of her husband and three children, she began writing book 1 of the Elemental Trilogy in January 2015.

Toni Cox writes Epic Fantasy, YA Fantasy, Sci-Fi Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Dystopian Fantasy, Paranormal Fantasy, and Dark Fantasy. She is a firm believer in dragons.














Now On Tour Blue Note by Holly Graf and Krissy May



January 27 Fang-tastic Books

January 28 Paranormalists 

            January 29 Booklikes                    

January 29 Books Dreams Life

January 30 Roxanne’s Realm
                      
January 31 The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom

February 3 Bewitching Book Tours

February 4 Mythical Books (Review)
                        
         February 5 Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read   

              February 6 Books 4 Book Nerds             
                                                         
          February 7 The Book Junkie Reads         
                                                                                   
February 10 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, and Sissy, Too!

February 11 Kay Phoenix

February 12 T's Stuff      
                                                                                                    
February 13 Ogitchida Kwe's Book Blog     

February 14 Supernatural Central
                   
February 17 Lisa’s World of Books
                                             
February 18 Jazzy Book Reviews       
                          
  February 19 JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder

   February 20 Simply Kelina       

February 21 I Smell Sheep (Guest Blog)
http://www.ismellsheep.com/  

            February 24 Sapphyria's Books          
https://saphsbooks.blogspot.com/

February 24 ACME Teen Books - Kids, YA and NA Too!  
https://www.acmeteenbooks.com/


Blue Note
The Fractured Prism
Book One

Holly Graf and Krissy May



Genre: NA Urban Fantasy
Publisher: 252 Publishing
Date of Publication: 6/21/19
ISBN: 978-1-950753-00-0
ASIN: 195075300X
Number of pages: 250
Word Count: 67,444

Cover Artist: Krissy May

Tagline: Everything has a price

Book Description:

Niels Poulsen, self-styled God of Rock and lead singer in a popular punk band, has everything he could want: family, friends, fortune, and fame. When his best friend and fellow band member, Jace, goes missing, Niels will do anything to get him home safe.

Niels discovers that their money and connections won’t help them on their journey. They will rely on an model airplane, a family secret, and a tangled magic that weaves the band into the fabric of other realms so tightly they may never make it home again. Their quest takes them across new worlds, through foreign dangers, and straight into the path of an ancient prophecy that wants Niels for itself.

If Niels and his friends survive long enough to find Jace and negotiate their way home to Manhattan, will it be worth the price? The magic says one of them will have to die…

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Excerpt:

       As they walked away from the sketchy people, Niels leaned down close to Hattie’s face. “The liquor stall? Or do you think it’s a setup? Christ.” He leaned away. “I’m as paranoid as Rhyss now.”
       “No you’re not.” She side-hugged him as they walked. “I’ve got a bad feeling too.”
       “They pointed that way,” he gestured, “so let’s go this way.”
       “Good idea.”
       They passed several stalls. One had all kinds of colorful eggs on display. Another had a row of kids dancing in front with a sign that read: Ontriss Academy of Noc Thui. Another stall had fried dough smothered in cinnamon.
       Niels’ stomach rumbled again.
       They should’ve begged Kenzie for some money before she left, but Niels had the feeling she didn’t have much in the way of funds. Land pirates were still pirates, after all.
       Something just ahead of them started screeching.
       Places to go: not in that direction. Whatever was up there probably ate people. Niels steered them casually toward a stall with jewelry, but Hattie was having none of being steered around.
       “What is that?” She moved towards the keening, cutting off a pissy guy with a cart full of vegetables. Some of the food toppled off the cart.
       Niels almost reached for one, but two thoughts stopped him: One, he had no idea whether they were even edible; two, Kenzie said they executed thieves, and this didn’t feel like a good day for that. Dying wasn’t on his agenda.
       He let Hattie pull him across the road on her quest for death-by-screech, until they were in sight of the screeching thing.
“Is that a dragon?” Niels asked.
Holy shit.
Not just a dragon, but...a dragon. It was about the size of a teacup, or a gerbil maybe because teacups didn’t have tails, and this dragon did. It was covered with spines and opalescent scales in every pastel color of the rainbow.
Even though it wasn’t as big as the other dragons they’d seen in Sylem, it made the most god awful noise to make up for its size. Niels was tempted to screech back at it, see how it liked that. Or bring his guitar and climb into the higher notes, with an amp.
When the dragon saw Niels, it screeched even louder, rattling the side of its cage so violently Niels thought it might knock itself off the table.
“It wants you,” Hattie said.
No it didn’t. Clearly it wanted out so it could attack him. While that technically counted as wanting him it wasn’t the good thing Hattie’s tone made it out to be.
He stopped freaking out. What had he just said to himself? He needed to trust that Hattie was often more right than he was about shit.
He finished crossing the road with her and didn’t stop her when she asked, “Can we look at that dragon?”
The stall owner, a beefy guy who would have been a butcher - or a Mafioso, which amounted to the same thing - in any decent, clich├ęd movie, frowned at them. “You spoiled my dragon.”
He lifted the latch on the cage door and the little rainbow-tiled monster shot out of the cage, directly at Niels.
Niels backed away. He couldn’t die yet. He still had songs to write, Hattie to date, his mom to annoy…
The dragon landed on his shoulder, chirped once, and let out a huff of steam that condensed into beads of water on Niels' neck.
Okay, so not dying today. Not yet, anyway.
Niels allowed himself to breathe.
The dragon was kind of cute if he ignored its claws digging into his shoulder through his shirt.
“That’s three hundred Angmol.”
Oh yeah, Niels could just pull that out of his ass.
“We don’t have three hundred those things,” Hattie said.
“Or one,” Niels muttered so only she could hear. She laughed.

About the Authors:


Holly began her career as an accountant. While her sense of humor tends appropriately dry, her love for writing far exceeds the constraints of an office job. She attended four colleges across three states in pursuit of her BS in Accounting, while taking extra courses in philosophy, law, and writing. Between words, she spends her time immersing herself in the magic of life.





Krissy lives in a chaos factory, which is run by a merciless team of miniature humans and their pets. She enjoys music, foreign languages, noise-cancelling headphones, and the smell of fresh-mowed grass. She has a useless degree in Physics and part of another useless degree in Nursing, neither of which helped in the creation of this book.







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Monday, January 20, 2020

Now scheduling a one week tour for The Reading Parrot Named Darwin by Mary Sage Nguyen


Now scheduling a one week tour for The Reading Parrot Named Darwin by Mary Sage Nguyen

This tour will be February 3-10 (weekdays only)



I am scheduling reviews, guest blogs, interviews and spotlight stops

review copy available via Smashwords coupon


To participate in this tour please send:


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A couple suggested dates during the tour

Please let me know if you wish to review



The Reading Parrot Named Darwin

Mary Sage Nguyen


Genre: Children’s Picture Book; Bedtime Stories

Date of Publication: March, 11, 2016

ISBN: 978-0996256179
ASIN: B01D86XRNY

Number of pages: 26

Cover Artist: Marvin Alonso

Tagline: The Reading Parrot Named Darwin is a sweet picture book story that will give young readers a few chuckles and inspire them not only to read, but also to write their own stories. As Lana and Darwin bond in friendship and creativity, the two teach each other the strength of working together as a team. They also help each other realize their dreams and goals and to really believe in themselves – important concepts for young readers.

Book Description:

This is a Children's Picture Book for children ages 2-12. Lana is a writer, and who is suffering from a case of writer’s block. She receives an African grey parrot from her elderly aunt. She later finds out this parrot is no ordinary bird, but one that can read. The parrot assists her with overcoming writer’s block. They become friends, and she learns that inspiration can come from anyone!


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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite


Lana is a writer and she wants to work undisturbed on her new novel. The only problem is that Lana is suffering from a bad case of writer’s block. She can’t think of what to write. A knock on the door interrupts Lana’s inability to write. Answering, she discovers the mailman with two boxes, one with holes in it. What she finds inside is a surprise from her aunt; a parrot by the name of Darwin. Not only does Darwin wear special reading glasses, but Darwin can also read and, as the story continues, we find out that he can tell a pretty good story, too. So Darwin and Lana team up to write a great story about Darwin the reading parrot. The result is a very popular book that takes Lana and Darwin into classrooms to share their story and hopefully, in the process, encourage young people to read and to write.

Author Mary Sage Nguyen, who has always wanted to be an author with a parrot, is now an author like Lana, inspired by a parrot, though this one is in her imagination. The Reading Parrot Named Darwin is a sweet picture book story that will give young readers a few chuckles and inspire them not only to read, but also to write their own stories. As Lana and Darwin bond in friendship and creativity, the two teach each other the strength of working together as a team. They also help each other realize their dreams and goals and to really believe in themselves – important concepts for young readers.

About the Author:

Mary Sage Nguyen is the youngest daughter of Vietnamese and Chinese immigrants. Vietnamese was the language spoken at home, so the only way she was able to learn English was through the public school system. Even though English was not spoken at home, Mary became an avid reader as a young child and always dreamed of being a writer someday.





Thursday, January 16, 2020

New Release: Blown Away by Charlene Johnson


****Justice always comes with a price****

Blown Away
Crimes of Passion Series
Book Two
Charlene Johnson

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: Kingston Publishing Company

Date of Publication: Jan 16, 2020

ASIN: B083HN8FMQ

Number of pages: 377
Word Count: 300 pages

Cover Artist: KP Designs

Book Description:

Zack Daniels grew up in a rundown apartment complex off the Las Vegas Strip. At an early age, he learned to protect and support his mother and sister with determination and grit. After his sister is raped by the son of a local Russian mobster and commits suicide, he joins the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police to seek justice for her and to protect the public. 

When a high-profile executive is murdered in his best friend’s hotel, Zack is assigned to track down the killer. The sole witness to the murder is a beautiful high-priced escort.  He must let go of his vendetta against his sister’s rapist to work the case.

Sonnet Banks goes to the wrong hotel room and witnesses a murder. She is stunned. She knows the killer. He’s someone from her past. Someone she hoped to never see again.

During her police interview, Sonnet tells Zack she doesn’t recognize the killer, but Zack is convinced she’s lying. Zack needs the lovely, evasive woman to tell him what she knows and is willing to use seduction to get it.  Yet, was it still seduction when all he could do was think about her?

Zack Daniels is so hot he makes Sonnet’s knees weak. He checks every box for her. Every box. But even if he wasn’t her protector, she can’t risk getting close to him or anyone. And she can’t tell him the truth.

After a bold attempt on Sonnet’s life, Zack enlists the help of two close friends and someone completely unexpected to protect her. The countdown to an all-out war looms before them. Would they all survive? Time was running out.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Now scheduling a one week tour for Willa’s Grove by Laura Munson

Now scheduling a one week tour for Willa’s Grove by Laura Munson

This tour will be February 17-24 (weekdays only)



I am scheduling reviews, guest blogs, interviews and spotlight stops

review copy on NetGalley and Edelweiss


To participate in this tour please send:


Your blog name and url

A couple suggested dates during the tour

Please let me know if you wish to review


Willa’s Grove

Laura Munson

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing

Date of Publication: March 3rd, 2020

ISBN: 978-1-9826-0524-7

Number of pages: 304 pages

Cover Artist: Alenka Linaschke

Tagline: Four women. One week. One question.

Book Description:

In this powerful and inspiring novel, three women, from coast to coast and in between, open their mailboxes to the same intriguing invitation. Although leading entirely different lives, each has found herself at a similar, jarring crossroads. Right when these women thought they’d be comfortably settling into middle age, their carefully curated futures have turned out to be dead ends. The sender of the invitation is Willa Silvester, who is reeling from the untimely death of her beloved husband and the reality that she must say goodbye to the small mountain town they founded together. Yet as Willa mourns her losses, an impossible question keeps staring her in the face: So now what?

Struggling to find the answer alone, fiercely independent Willa eventually calls a childhood friend who happens to be in her own world of hurt—and that’s where the idea sparks. They decide to host a weeklong interlude from life, and invite two other friends facing their own quandaries. Soon the four women converge at Willa’s Montana homestead, a place where they can learn from nature and one another as they contemplate their second acts together in the rugged wilderness of big sky country.


About the Author:


LAURA MUNSON is the bestselling author of This Is Not The Story You Think It Is, which chronicles her journey through her own midlife crossroads. Drawing from the striking response to her memoir, the essay version of it in the New York Times “Modern Love” column, and her speaking events at women’s conferences across the US, Laura founded the acclaimed Haven Writing Retreats and Workshops. After watching hundreds of people find their unique and essential voices under the big sky of Montana she calls home, Laura created Willa, the invitation, the friends, and the town to share what she has learned with people globally. Her work has been published and featured in many media outlets throughout the world. Visit the author’s website: LauraMunsonAuthor.com.