Monday, September 25, 2017

Blog Tour: Water Proof by Lee DuCote #action #romance



Action and Adventure / Romance
Date Published: 9/3/2015
Publisher: Grave Distractions Publication

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What happens when a Voodoo woman named Labriox Papillon spills her secrets to a young boy who is trying to capture treasure and his childhood crush? Adventure, South Louisiana legends, and love!

In Waterproof, Spencer LeJeune, a nerdy kid that grew up to a young attractive man, puts it all on the line to find the Spanish Treasure Barge and win over Toni Benoit’s heart. What starts off to be a reunited friendship turns into a suspenseful hunt for treasure and to outwit a fifth generation pirate from Spain.

Will Spencer win the heart of Toni and find the treasure before it costs him the lives of others and millions in silver and other treasures? Can Toni tame the treasure loving man and keep his focus?


About the Author


Lee DuCote has traveled the world researching cultures, people, and historical accounts to help create his stories. A native to Louisiana, he writes to give hope and encouragement to others, as well as to entertain and spark the imagination. Lee lives in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas with his wife and family and is the author of seven novels including Camp 80 that earned him an international book award.


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Friday, September 22, 2017

Blog Tour: A Mind to Kill by @nicholl06 #interview and #giveaway


Psychological Thriller
Date Published: August 5, 2017

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The hunters become the hunted…

When Rebecca's childhood abuser avoids prosecution, it sets her on a path to revenge, revenge on any man who preys on the innocent.

Twenty-three-year-old Rebecca poses as a child online and sets her trap, luring one predatory sex offender after another to their deaths.

When a severed head is found washed up on a windswept estuary beach, the police begin their investigation.

The internationally bestselling author of White is the Coldest Colour is back with a heart-racing, electrifying psychological thriller packed with suspense.

Brilliantly gripping, A Mind To Kill will have you hooked from the very first page and holding your breath to the heart-stopping and shocking ending.

What people are saying about A Mind To Kill:

‘A brilliant, searing, page-turning story.’ Renita D’Silva - Bestselling author

‘It chilled me to the core.’ Book Reviews To Ponder

‘Don’t miss out on this gripping page-turner of a psychological thriller.’
Goodreads

‘A very dark psychological thriller fraught with tension and the sense of evil radiating from the pages.’ The Book Revue Cafe

‘This is an author who likes to write and jump just a little over the edge to keep his readers gasping.’ Read Along With Sue

‘Another elegant and exquisitely composed story.’ Melanie Lewis - The Book Club

‘Packs a punch between the eyeballs that will keep you reeling all the way to the end.’ Ann Girdharry - Bestselling author

‘Brilliant, emotionally charged story telling that will leave readers on their edge of their seats until the very last page.’ Tome Tender Book Blog

‘Another superb read by John Nicholl.’ Cheekypee Reads And Reviews


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Is There a Message in Your Novel That You Want Readers to Grasp?

All my books draw on my experiences as a police officer and child protection social worker. I wrote A Mind to Kill at least in part to draw attention to the insidious danger posed by criminal sexual predators who target and groom potential victims online.
 
 
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Editing! Writing the book is great fun. The editing not so much, but it has to be done. 

 
 
How many books have you written and which is your favorite?

I’ve written six, five of which are currently available on Amazon. I’m told my latest book A Mind to Kill is the best, but I’ll leave that for others to decide. 

 
 
 
If You had the chance to cast your main character from Hollywood today, who would you pick and why?

A Mind to Kill is a female revenge thriller. I’d love Emma Watson to play Rebecca, the key character. She’s a wonderful actor and the last person you’d think was a serial killer.
 
 
When did you begin writing?

I wrote articles for newspapers and magazines during my child protection career, but White is the Coldest Colour was my first novel.  It was published in May 2015.
 
 
How long did it take to complete your first book?

Two years.

 
 
Did you have an author who inspired you to become a writer?

There’s so many; too many to mention.
 
What is your favorite part of the writing process?

Seeing where the story takes me. 

 

Describe your latest book in 4 words.

Dark psychological suspense thriller.

 
 
Can you share a little bit about your current work or what is in the future for your writing?

My next book is with my agent, and so it’s wait to see. I’ve started writing a seventh book, and have signed contracts for books in several other languages. 
About the Author


John Nicholl, an ex police officer, child protection social worker and lecturer, has written three dark psychological suspense thrillers, each of which have been Amazon international bestsellers, reaching # 1 in multiple categories in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Australia, Canada and the USA. John is always happy to hear from readers, bloggers or the media, and can be contacted via his author website at: http://www.johnnicholl.com. Rights enquiries should be directed to Mr Toby Mundy - Literary agent at TMA. A Mind To Kill was published on 5 August 2017.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Blog Tour: Beach Space by Lee DuCote


Fictional Humor
Date Published: August 15th 2017
Publisher: Grave Distractions Publications

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When seniors normally settle into Cedar Branch Retirement Community they begin a simpler and slower pace of living. Not this group! With Jack Goslin, Karl and Betty Rutherfurd, and the Stevens Sisters nothing is simple or slower after moving into the number one retirement community in the south. With the neighboring resort battling over the beach property our eccentric group of seniors avenge war on the uptight and controlling manager of the resort. And after CBC gives the green light for residents to have private golf carts, well things just get even crazier for Derrick St. Clair.

From the new exotic fitness instructor, to Violet’s secret winery, Jack’s pimped out golf cart, and a host of other new issues for the director, CBC continues to gain popularity as the most interesting retirement community in the south. If you are looking for a place to retire, settle down, or witness bizarre fiascos stop by Cedar Branch, who knows – you just might make it home!


About the Author


Lee DuCote has traveled the world researching cultures, people, and historical accounts to help create his stories.  A native to Louisiana, he writes to give hope and encouragement to others, as well as to entertain and spark the imagination.  Lee lives in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas with his wife and family and is the author of seven novels including Camp 80 that earned him an international book award.  


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Friday, September 15, 2017

PROMO Blitz: Chavez from @allong1963 #erotica #romance


Jagged Edge Series #7
Romance, Erotica
Date Published: September 12, 2017

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Working hard to graduate at the top of her class and becoming the best FBI agent had finally paid off for Agent Gabrielle Jackson. Selected to head one of the most important operations of her career, the unexpected happens when Jagged Edge Security is brought in to assist. The thing that Gabrielle needed was to be attracted to one the men. Trying to keep her distance, she soon finds that she can no longer resist the charm of Michael Chavez. Soon that all changes when she finds that her past has a connection to the operation and the only person on her side is him.

Working with a woman like Gabrielle Jackson was something that Michael Chavez hadn’t counted on. Even with her cheeky Latino attitude, she was the sexiest woman he had ever met and he had to have her. Just when he thought his night of bliss would lead to more, she halts his efforts by turning their night of romance into a one-night stand. When things begin to surface and the truth is revealed, there is no stopping Chavez from getting what he wants.


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About the Author


My love for writing began several years ago after an early retirement from a demanding job that I loved, but also hated because it consumed so much of my time. Now, I am able to focus my time on what I love. Writing romance has been a life long dream and to actually say that I am a published author is beyond what I would have ever expected.

Even though some may say I have a little naughtiness in my books, I look at it as an added bonus for my readers. After all what is a romance book without a little spice.

When I am not writing, I enjoy spending time with friends either at home or out on the town. Mostly, I enjoy a relaxing night at home where I can enjoy a glass of wine in the company of a good book.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Review Tour: Stuck by @C_T_Collier #review #mystery



Mystery
Date Published: March 19, 2017
Publisher: Asdee Press

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Murder never entered the picture until Fritz Van Derzee decided, at long last, to clear his name. Who stuck a jeweled stiletto into his desktop after stabbing him to death? Fritz’s daughter, Emma, recruits her former professor Lyssa Pennington to find the killer.

And where’s the ten million Fritz was falsely accused of embezzling? Tompkins College President, Justin Cushman, hires his old friend Kyle Pennington to trace the missing money.

While Lyssa uses charm and tenacity on the long list of suspects, Kyle reconstructs the college’s old homegrown finance system. As they converge on the killer, Lyssa and Kyle may be the next two casualties.

Review

Dive into a mystery with C.T. Collier. 

I loved the balance between the lives and personalities of the characters and the mystery they were dealing with. There is a lot going on and the characters have a lot they have to get through while trying to uncover clues.

The mystery elements in these novels are always very well done. Collier creates scenarios that are not easy to unravel and keep you invested throughout the entirety of the novel. I don't want to be able to figure everything out too early in a novel, I want to be surprised.



About the Author


C. T. Collier was born to solve logic puzzles, wear tweed, and drink Earl Grey tea. Her professional experience in cutthroat high tech and backstabbing higher education gave her endless opportunity to study intrigue. Add to that her longtime love of mysteries, and it’s no wonder she writes academic mysteries that draw inspiration from traditional whodunits. Her setting is entirely fictional: Tompkins College is no college and every college, and Tompkins Falls is a blend of several Finger Lakes towns, including her hometown, Seneca Falls, NY (AKA Bedford Falls from It’s a Wonderful Life).

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Blog Tour: The Faberge Entanglement by @tymslyder #review



Suspense/Action/Romance
Date Published: July 13, 2015

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Sabinne ‘Saber’ Darrieux’s father, the billionaire CEO of Frontenac Global Security has been kidnapped. His ransom is not cash in a numbered offshore account, or a briefcase of Bearer Bonds but something utterly unique, incredibly valuable, and until recently, hidden away from the world.

The kidnapper seems to know Saber very well, and knows that the next day, through her work as an elite translator she will be in the same location as the Object. She must steal the Object and deliver it to the kidnapper to ransom her father.

Adrian Steele, a British Intelligence agent has just come off of two harrowing missions. Upon returning to London for a well-earned rest, he learns that his friend and fellow agent, has been murdered in Moscow, but not before he made use of a unique Object as a mobile ‘drop site’ for the valuable intelligence he was carrying.

The drop site is traveling from Moscow to England. Steele insists on completing the mission to honor the death of his friend, Gerry Cornell.

At an ultra-chic quasi-diplomatic gathering in a mansion in Windsor, England, Saber and Steele meet and find themselves faced with a powerful, undeniable attraction. But at the moment, this compelling attraction is very inconvenient.

In reality they are at the mansion to check out the security arrangements — for their own reasons — to steal the Object, a FabergĂ© egg worth thirty million dollars. But who will get to the egg first?
Fabergé eggs are very famous for their unique surprises. Saber and Steele are about to be very surprised, indeed.

And when Saber clashes with Steele; more than sparks will explode!


Review





Meryn and Brookes have characterization down to a science. Their characters really run the show and make the story so fun to read about. 

This was a very action packed Suspense that definitely kept me flipping pages. There were surprises along the way that definitely shocked me. Anything but predictable. 

Great pacing and a well written storyline.



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LESLEY MERYN

Enjoyed an exotic, adventure-filled childhood, following her anthropologist father and travel writer mother to the farthest corners of the world. She later took inspiration from her Aunt Sophia Francesca and became the author of romantic adventure novels. She alternates her time between Los Angeles, and a family property located in Yorkshire England.


ELLE BROOKES

She is the author of the first two books of the Time Frame Series. Loves travel, discovering new foods to try, reading and writing. She currently lives in the central highlands of Costa Rica with her dog Pixie and her hedgehog Quiller.

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Cover Reveal: Infect Me


Infect Me by Lauren Hammond
Coming December 26, 2017

Samara Moore and Trevor George are convinced they can overcome anything as long as they're together--even a deadly virus that has infected half of the city.

The city of Boston has become a slave to the infected--humans that have slowly turned into monsters with only one thing on their mind, consuming flesh.

Samara has loved the reckless and wild Trevor since she was fourteen years old. The same goes for Trevor; he loves Mara fully and has always been the rock that holds everything together.

Until the day comes when he can't anymore.

In the midst of a global pandemic; Samara is torn between love and death, her head and heart and now she's left with two choices and one epic decision. She can either save herself or give up everything--including her life. 


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About the Author

Lauren Hammond was a formerly a literary agent with ADA Management Group, and from a young age she knew that one day she would grow up to become a writer. In 2007 she made that dream a reality. She has written a few Amazon Best Selling novels, and is probably known best for her novel, Insanity. She aspires to be a role model for young writers who have a piece of paper, a pencil, and a dream. If you don't dream big and shoot for the stars, you might wake up one day and regret it. 



Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Blog Tour: Water Proof by Lee DuCote #action #adventure



Action and Adventure / Romance
Date Published: 9/3/2015
Publisher: Grave Distractions Publication

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What happens when a Voodoo woman named Labriox Papillon spills her secrets to a young boy who is trying to capture treasure and his childhood crush? Adventure, South Louisiana legends, and love!

In Waterproof, Spencer LeJeune, a nerdy kid that grew up to a young attractive man, puts it all on the line to find the Spanish Treasure Barge and win over Toni Benoit’s heart. What starts off to be a reunited friendship turns into a suspenseful hunt for treasure and to outwit a fifth generation pirate from Spain.

Will Spencer win the heart of Toni and find the treasure before it costs him the lives of others and millions in silver and other treasures? Can Toni tame the treasure loving man and keep his focus?


About the Author


Lee DuCote has traveled the world researching cultures, people, and historical accounts to help create his stories. A native to Louisiana, he writes to give hope and encouragement to others, as well as to entertain and spark the imagination. Lee lives in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas with his wife and family and is the author of seven novels including Camp 80 that earned him an international book award.


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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Blog Tour: The Divinity Bureau by Tessa Clare #giveaway #dystopian


Dystopian Romance
Date Published: September 21st, 2017

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Publisher: Asset Creative House

The Hunger Games meets Romeo and Juliet in a stunning debut about a forbidden romance between a young activist and a government employee for a corrupt bureau that controls the population by deciding who lives and who dies.

Roman Irvine is a disgruntled IT Technician for the Divinity Bureau, a government agency that uses random selection to decide who lives and who dies. In a world where overpopulation has lead to pollution, a crippled economy, and a world in crisis, he’s accepted the bureau’s activities as a necessity… until he meets April McIntyre.
April has every reason to be suspicious of Roman. He works for the Divinity Bureau, which sent her father to an early grave. But he’s also sweet and loyal, and unbeknownst to her, he saved her life. As Roman and April fall deeper in love, the deeper they’re thrust into the politics of deciding who lives and who dies. Someone wants April dead. And the bureau’s process of random selection may not be so random after all…


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Tessa Clare is the author of The Divinity Bureau. When she’s not writing, she’s an entrepreneur, an activist, a speaker, and the Managing Director of Asset Creative House. Throughout her early career, she was a concession stand attendant, a busgirl, a barista, a player’s club representative for a casino, and an administrative assistant. She also spent years working as a manager for Vacasa, whose business model and revolutionary marketing strategies would later inspire the groundwork for Asset Creative House. The Divinity Bureau is Tessa’s debut novel about a forbidden love between a young activist and a government employee working for a corrupt bureau, set in a dystopian world.

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Blog Tour: The Seeds of Dissolution by @wctracy #kickstarter #interview



Science Fiction / Fantasy
Publisher: Space Wizard Science Fantasy
Date Published: November 2017

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On a bright August day, the sun disappears.

Sam van Oen barely escapes freezing to death in his house, as his watch stops and fire ceases to burn. He is pulled into the Nether—a nexus between ten alien cultures—where he meets Rilan and Origon, two maji who can control the musical foundation of the universe. While coping with anxiety attacks prompted by his new surroundings, Sam must learn to hear and change the Symphony, and thus reality, in order to discover what happened to his home.

But more freezing voids like the one that started his journey are appearing, and Sam’s chances of getting back are fading. The Assembly of Species is threatening to dissolve and the maji are being attacked by those they protect, while rumors grow of an ancient, shape-changing species of assassins, returning to wage war.

The Dissolution is coming.


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Is There a Message in Your Novel That You Want Readers to Grasp?
My main message when I write is for people to be good to each other. I find I write a lot about social and class-based injustice, and how characters deal with that from both sides of the divide.


Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
The hardest part is letting go of a book and releasing it into the world. I want to make sure those last little pieces are just right to make sure the reader gets as much out of it as possible.


How many books have you written and which is your favorite?
The Seeds of Dissolution is my eighth book, and will be the third one published. It’s hard to pick a favorite. The Seeds of Dissolution is one of my favorite stories, simply because I’ve written and rewritten it so much, however I also have an (unpublished) time travel story with a boy and his mother visiting famous people in history. I think that one’s a really fun read.


If you had the chance to cast your main character from Hollywood today, who would you pick and why?
Hard decision. It would have to be someone who can display the vulnerability in Sam, my main character, as he deals with anxiety on a daily basis. Tobey Maguire or Donald Glover would both be awesome, though they’re both old for the part. Nicholas Hoult has great facial expressions, and an actor about the right age with a great range of emotion is Zach Callison, who voices Steven Universe.


When did you begin writing?
Every time I’m asked this I keep finding earlier times when I wrote. I used to think it was when I was a teenager, writing up some tongue-in-cheek reports of family vacations, but I also remember writing a superhero story in fifth grade, and a story about Mario, Link, and Zelda fighting a wizard in third grade.


How long did it take to complete your first book?
That’s an interesting question. The Seeds of Dissolution was actually the first book I started on, when I was a teenager. However this version is completely unrecognizable from what I wrote then. So the first version was finished in a year or so, but if you take the whole time I’ve been writing on this idea, it would be about twenty years!


Did you have an author who inspired you to become a writer?
 Definitely Robert Jordan and Terry Pratchett. From the first, I can track how I write long, epic stories. From the second, I always try to sneak in a little humor here and there to break the tension or make a point.

What is your favorite part of the writing process?
Discovering what story I’m actually writing. I start with a fairly complete outline, but by the time I get to the end of the first draft, things have changed a bit. Reading over the first draft reveals what my subconscious was putting into the story while I was writing.


Describe your latest book in 4 words.
Music saves the universe

Can you share a little bit about your current work or what is in the future for your writing?
  My latest work is called The Seeds of Dissolution:

Sam van Oen barely escaped a void of energy. Now he must cope with anxiety while exploring an interstellar society of planets, connected by music-based magic. Not all is as it seems, with the ten alien cultures, ancient stories, or the nature of the Symphony, for the Dissolution is coming. 

It’s on Kickstarter right now! The book is finished, save for a last bit of editing, but I’m really hoping for the campaign to provide funds for extra art and details that will really take the book to the next level. The artist is just amazing, and I want to get as much of his visualization of the story as possible.

I have ideas for at least four other novellas and a couple more books in the same universe, so if this Kickstarter goes well, I’d like to try the same technique with the next books.



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William C. Tracy is a North Carolina native and a lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy. He has two self-published novellas available: Tuning the Symphony, and Merchants and Maji, both set in his Dissolutionverse. The Kickstarter for the first novel, The Seeds of Dissolution, will run in August/September 2017.

He also has a masters in mechanical engineering, and has both designed and operated heavy construction machinery. He has trained in Wado-Ryu karate since 2003, and runs his own dojo in Raleigh. He is an avid video and board gamer, a reader, and of course, a writer. He and his wife also cosplay, and he has appeared as Tenzin, Jafar, and in several steampunk outfits.

In his spare time, he wrangles three cats and a bald guinea pig, and his wife wrangles him (not an easy task). They both enjoy putting their pets in cute little costumes and making them cosplay for the annual Christmas card.


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