Blog Tour: Brothers and Sisters

About the book

Nothing remains buried forever… What would you do to protect the ones you love?

A gripping, highly emotive story of love, survival, dark family secrets and sibling loyalty. Perfect for the fans of Kathryn Hughes and Dorothy Koomson.

When human remains are found on Fitzpatrick Estate, Detective Kelly is drawn deep into the complex web of Fitzpatrick family secrets as Timothy and his sister Rose, now in their sixties, are catapulted into the centre of the investigation.

When the pathology report identifies the remains as that of their uncle, Patrick Fitzpatrick, missing from Fitzpatrick Estate since 1970, they scramble to protect their past.

What would you do to protect the ones you love?

About the author

Having lived and worked in the UK and Dublin since college, Adele now lives in her hometown of Arklow, Co. Wicklow on the east coast of Ireland, with her husband and two teenage daughters. She writes overlooking the Irish Sea and is an active member of the Wexford Literary Festival committee.

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Cover Reveal Blitz Lover’s Retreat

About the Book

Lover’s Retreat is book #2 of the Romance Set in Paradise Series of stand alone modern, steamy, suspenseful and romantic stories. All set in exotic locations around the world.

For thirty seven year old recluse Yasmin O’Neil, life feels like one crisis after another. Her husband left her five years ago, she starts to suspect she’s losing her hearing, and then her mother is diagnosed with cancer. When her mother passes away her fortune changes. Yasmin is fifty thousand pounds richer from her mother’s estate. Yasmin takes her fate into her own hands after years of being a recluse, she rediscovers herself at a spiritual retreat in Sri Lanka south Asia, before she plans to spend the next six months travelling around the world. In Sri Lanka, Yasmin’s path crosses with Michael Thomas, an army soldier on his own path of self discovery. With their luke warm initial encounter the pair don’t hit it off straight away. After some push and pull the two are finally on the same page. Their encounter turns from luke warm to a steamy sizzling hot.

In Lover’s Retreat two very different characters originally on different paths, embrace the need for change and companionship. Set in the back drop of paradise, palm trees and untouched nature of Sri Lanka, these two lonely souls gain more than just self discovery they gain a soul mate.

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Author Bio

Kim is thirty four (born in 1983), and from London in the UK. She’s a mother to a beautiful toddler and a proud author of seven romance and thriller books. Kim started her journey as a traditionally published author after she scored a publishing contract with a USA based publisher. She was over the moon! However, it became clear to Kim that things were not as she expected. Therefore, she set out on her own journey, she dived head first into the world of self-publishing and republished two of her fictional stories, and became a proud self-published author also. Something great was unleashed, she’ll never look back in regret.

As a reader she’s head over heels in love with romance, historical fiction, crime fiction, African- American, suspense and thriller genre books. At present Kim is writing a romantic thriller novel, and brainstorming steamy romance novella ideas. As a writer, Kim enjoys creating stories with a diverse and multi-cultural line up, within the romance, romantic suspense, general thriller and crime genres. When she’s not reading, or writing stories of her own her other passions include practising her French, fashion, drawing, make-up artistry, spending time at her sewing machine dressmaking, watching make up and beauty tutorials on YouTube, letter writing and being a mum.

 

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Cover Reveal Blitz Havana Heat

About the Book 

Havana Heat is book one of the Romance Set in Paradises series of modern, steamy, suspenseful and romantic stories, set in exotic locations around the world. In Havana Heat readers are transported to the paradise of Cuba’s capital Havana, following the romance and heat build between Spaniard Detective Sebastian Garcia, and London born and bred wedding planner Melinda Jones. Melinda’s path crosses with the handsome and charming Detective at Casa De Amour Hotel as a guest at her client’s exotic location wedding. Both characters are in search of a slice of paradise, away from their own troubled love life back home. Once their paths cross the romance and sizzle begins.

When all hell breaks out at Casa De Amour Hotel, and conflict builds over their past both characters are faced with a decision to take a risk and see out their romance, or walk away. Forever asking themselves what could have been. Romance, thrills and excitement await in book one of this modern romance series set in paradise.

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Author Bio

Kim is thirty four (born in 1983), and from London in the UK. She’s a mother to a beautiful toddler and a proud author of seven romance and thriller books. Kim started her journey as a traditionally published author after she scored a publishing contract with a USA based publisher. She was over the moon! However, it became clear to Kim that things were not as she expected. Therefore, she set out on her own journey, she dived head first into the world of self-publishing and republished two of her fictional stories, and became a proud self-published author also. Something great was unleashed, she’ll never look back in regret.

As a reader she’s head over heels in love with romance, historical fiction, crime fiction, African- American, suspense and thriller genre books. At present Kim is writing a romantic thriller novel, and brainstorming steamy romance novella ideas. As a writer, Kim enjoys creating stories with a diverse and multi-cultural line up, within the romance, romantic suspense, general thriller and crime genres. When she’s not reading, or writing stories of her own her other passions include practising her French, fashion, drawing, make-up artistry, spending time at her sewing machine dressmaking, watching make up and beauty tutorials on YouTube, letter writing and being a mum.

 

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Book Tours: Starter Day Party The Suspenseful Collection

I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for multi-genre romance / crime / erotica / fantasy “The Suspenseful Collection”. Enjoy!

Tour Schedule

July 28th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

July 28th: Promo Post @ Jena Baxter Books

July 31st: Promo Post @ Bare Back Magazine Blog

August 1st: Book Excerpt @ Bright Street Books

August 3rd: Promo Post @ The Bookworm Lodge

August 4th: Book Excerpt @ Silver Dagger Scriptorium

About the Book

Title: The Suspenseful Collection

Authors: Kim Knight and Didi Oviatt

Genre: Multi Genre: Romance / Crime / Erotica / Fantasy

A suspenseful novel with a twist. Eight short stories, by two suspense authors, from diverse backgrounds. From opposite sides of the Atlantic these stories have been created. One author started the tale and the other ended it. No discussion, no pre-planning, yet their stories are seamless. With just creativity and the use of writing prompts, to craft one tale, with two different writers. This anthology of suspenseful, fast paced and engaging tales covers multiple genres. From heartfelt romance, crime, fantasy, and steamy historical fiction. There is a story for everyone!

Steamy Historical Crime Fiction: It was The First Time I Killed A Man.

It’s 1972 and New York’s first female serial killer Lisa Vanacilli is in the hot seat again, ten years after her conviction of murder to the first degree and innocent plea. The ruthless but sexy reporter Tiffany Low cracks Lisa for a confession… at a price. Lisa is strong, courageous and says it how it is. This story has been extended due to reader’s demand. And is only for adult readers.

Psychological Fiction: Every Time I Hear That Voice From The Basement.

George appears to be harmless. The local neighbourhood geek on the outside, married to Jolene. In reality, he’s a very disturbed man. His path crosses with Dana, the local check out girl. This is a psychological suspense story with a twist.

Crime Fiction: The Entrance To The Tunnel Is His Only Way Out.

Juan is a wanted man, and an ex-gang member on the run from Atlanta to Mexico. With a hundred grand in cash stolen from his ex-boss, he meets an unlikely fate in Mexico. A fast-paced crime fiction story.

Contemporary Romance: When His Hands Run Up My Thighs I…

Love has no time limit, age limit or use by date. Sarah now in her fifties is reunited with her long-lost love Joshua. They last had contact in 1961. In the present day, thanks to the advancement of technology their paths cross. A heart-warming and modern tale, about long distance love, that will leave you warm inside.

Suspense: We Only Said Goodbye With Words, I Died A Hundred Times:

In 1963 Russian Femme Fatale Mila Petrov is London’s top Madam. Her entertainment house is booming, she has a team of London’s strongest women behind her. Unfinished business from her past creeps up and haunts her. It’s nothing she can’t handle. A suspenseful historical tale, with a strong Femme Fatale.

Fantasy: The Ones Who Live At The Bottom Of The Ocean, Come To The Surface.

A beautiful coming of age story, featuring sixteen year old Zoe and her mother May-Li. Myth becomes reality, as Zoe finds out who and what she really is. Her mixed descent reveals more than what meets the eye. This fantasy story is set against the backdrop of a Greek island and Hong Kong, China.

Suspenseful Crime Fiction: Guilty As Charged, In Self-Defence

California’s sassy, tough, and likeable defence lawyer Catherine has taken on a case so high profile, if she wins she’ll become a partner of Martin Law Firm. Defending forty six year old Mrs. Chevelle. An ex Las Vegas show girl, now a Hollywood wife, on trial for the murder of her high-profile husband. She claims she’s innocent. Readers are taken on a fast -paced journey on a mission to seek the truth.

Contemporary Fiction: It’s A Man’s Man’s World:

A beautiful modern tale showing the love and appreciation of a woman. James Brown said it right when he said, “it’s a man’s man’s world, but it would mean nothing without a woman or a girl.”

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Author Bio: Didi Oviatt

Didi Oviatt is a small- town gal who married a small town guy. Within a few years of experiencing a new families bliss, she discovered that she had a thirst to write. Now, after digging down deep and getting in touch with her literary self, she’s writing mystery/thrillers like Search For Maylee (coming soon), Aggravated Momentum, The Stix, and New Age Lamians. Along with a six- piece short story collection called the Time Wasters. And don’t fret: there are two more Lamian novels in the works. When Didi doesn’t have her nose buried in a book, she can found enjoying a laid back outdoorsy life. Time spent sleeping under the stars, hiking, fishing, and ATVing the back roads of beautiful mountain trails, and bathing in the desert heat plays an important part of her day to day lifestyle.

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Author Bio: Kim Knight

Kim is thirty four (born in 1983), and from London in the UK. She’s a mother to a beautiful toddler and a proud author of seven romance and thriller books. Kim started her journey as a traditionally published author after she scored a publishing contract with a USA based publisher. She was over the moon! However, it became clear to Kim that things were not as she expected. Therefore, she set out on her own journey, she dived head first into the world of self-publishing and republished two of her fictional stories, and became a proud self-published author also. Something great was unleashed, she’ll never look back in regret.

As a reader she’s head over heels in love with romance, historical fiction, crime fiction, African- American, suspense and thriller genre books. At present Kim is writing a romantic thriller novel, and brainstorming steamy romance novella ideas. As a writer, Kim enjoys creating stories with a diverse and multi-cultural line up, within the romance, romantic suspense, general thriller and crime genres. When she’s not reading, or writing stories of her own her other passions include practising her French, fashion, drawing, make-up artistry, spending time at her sewing machine dressmaking, watching make up and beauty tutorials on YouTube, letter writing and being a mum.

Follow me on Twitter                            @kimknightauthor

Like me on Facebook                            @kimknightauthoruk

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Book Blast 40 Days of Healing

Write Now Literary is pleased to announce The Book Tour for 40 Days of Healing by Danyelle Scroggins. July 27, 2017 

Publication Date: June 12, 2017

Genre: Inspirational

ASIN: B072MS2TLR
ISBN-10: 154806775X
ISBN-13: 978-1548067755

 

40 Days Of Healing takes the reader through 40 days of fasting in hopes of being delivered from the “IT” that has caused separation between them and God, and gives them the opportunity to journal their most personal prayers, thoughts, and intentions.



40 Days Of Healing is also a complete guide to 40 days of fasting and spiritual renewal. It is an opportunity for mind renewal in your mind, body, and spirit. It is saturated with wonderful scriptures to help usher you into your healing.

Pastor/ Author Danyelle is the Senior Pastor of New Vessels Ministries North in Shreveport, Louisiana. She studied Theology at Louisiana Baptist University, has a Psychology Degree from the University of Phoenix, an Interdisciplinary Degree in Psychology /Biblical Studies from Liberty University, and is presently working on a Master’s in Religious Education from the Liberty University. Pastor Danyelle owns Divinely Sown Publishing LLC and is the author of both Christian fiction and non-fiction books. She is the wife of Pastor Reynard Scroggins Sr., the mother of three by birth and two additional by marriage.




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Teaser Tuesdays (76)

Teaser-Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by The Purple Booker. In this meme, we grab our current read, open it to a random page and share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page with our readers.

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Here is my teaser:

Fifteen days after Oliver LeBanks was murdered, Joseph Brown turned up dead, his partially clothed body found on the western end of Veteran’s Memorial Boulevard in Kenner. That gave venue to the detectives of St. Charles Parish, who soon discovered that Brown, an African American, was all of sixteen years old.

As for the method of death, the coroner concluded “death by asphyxiation, due to strangulation”. The police had no other clues or leads to the killer. One month later, Bruce Williams became the next victim discovered. This time, the body was fully clothed, dumped in an industrial area of Jefferson Parish.

~ p. 26 The Bayou Strangler by Fred Rosen

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Author Interview with Ivan Ewert

Today I’m interviewing Ivan Ringbell, the author of Famished: The Gentlemen Ghouls. Welcome to my blog, and thanks for answering my questions.

  • How long have you been writing?

I started in elementary school, writing plays for my friends and I to put on in the playground and competing in district contests. I started submitting to magazines in high school. I stopped after a particularly painful rejection – not something I recommend to new writers – and when I wrote through college and young adulthood it was gaming or personal material, never meant for anything important. That break probably lasted ten years or so.

When Livejournal became a thing, I joined an online roleplaying game and started taking my writing for it very seriously. I joined a few online writing groups, went to a few community college classes, and eventually fell back in love with the process.

  • What is your favorite genre to write?

I dig on modern weirdness, though my roots are in epic fantasy. Some friends think my best work is in essays, where I’m able to be more honest and open with people about the way I think and feel my way through the world. I do enjoy writing those – they’re certainly easier than creating entire worlds! It’s difficult for me to find things to opine on for those, though; at least things I feel safe revealing.

  • Which genre have you never tried before, but would you like to try out?

Two! I actually have a skeleton idea for a series of mysteries that would encompass over ten titles, which seems fairly common for the genre. Unfortunately, I’m completely disinterested in law enforcement and forensics, which makes research an unpleasant slog. I’m also intensely fond of secret histories, and I enjoy researching the past for weird coincidences and potential occult tie-ins. You’re more likely to see one of those than the mysteries, which is a shame from a potential earnings standpoint.

  • Please tell us about your book.

Famished: The Gentleman Ghouls Omnibus is made up of three novels and two brand-new short stories. It covers the trials of Gordon Velander, a slightly over-educated Everyman who discovers he is among the lost heirs to a horrific and powerful secret. Unable to square his moral compass with what the Gentleman Ghouls expect of him, he is convinced by outside entities to destroy the entire system which he could benefit from greatly if he was less scrupulous.

  • Which character was your favorite, and why? Which character was your least favorite, and why?

Carreau was always my favorite character. He only appears in about a third of the books, but oh, he was fun to write. In many ways he gave my inner hedonist a strong voice and forceful personality, something my Midwestern upbringing has always frowned on and worked to suppress. So getting him out on the page to strut his stuff was awfully fun.

My least favorite character was probably Jacob Archard, leader of the New England Ghouls. I wanted a more tragic villain, one who was less sure of himself – someone who mirrored the protagonist, Gordon Velander, but in a different way from the adamant leaders of the other branches. It was difficult to write through his depression, his bleakness, the decisions he had to make but did not want to. I’m honestly rather proud of him as a character, but I certainly didn’t enjoy being in his head.

  • What was the hardest part about writing your book?

Making time. Hands down, making time … I admire writers who are able to carve off a specific period of time for writing and who guard it fiercely. I’ve never developed that knack with boundaries. Between my day job, a long commute, family obligations and various other projects constantly spinning around the calendar, I’ve never got into a steady routine of writing.

That’s on me, though. It’s not as if my wife or friends would begrudge me an hour or two a night. With more discipline and an improved sense of boundaries I could make this easier on myself.

  • What is your writing routine? Are there things you absolutely need to start writing?

See above – it’s not much of a routine, really. The main thing I absolutely need is a sense of solitude. If I can hear someone doing chores in the next room, or have my email and instant messaging open, it’s impossible to focus on the task at hand. I’m not one of those coffeehouse writers! Give me a nice, comfortable garret far away from the rest of the world. When deadlines are looming, sometimes I’ll book off-hours time in my office’s conference rooms just so I know I have the space and time to do what’s necessary.

Music isn’t an absolute need, but oh, does it ever help. I will force myself to write in silence every few days so that it doesn’t become a crutch, and I make it a point of shifting from one style or genre to another, rarely the same band twice. Bandcamp.com has been a godsend for this and I try to promote the music I’m listening to on my blog alongside the writing work. I have so much respect for musicians and other artists, they’re trying to make things work just like writers are. My usual rule is that if I listen to the same album more than twice, I buy the digital copy.

Went off the tracks a little there, I suppose, but that’s how important the music is to my process.

  • How long did it take you to write your book from start to finish?

::laughs:: Ages. AGES. I don’t even remember when I started, to be honest, I’ve been trying to do the math and it just eludes me. Let’s say a minimum of ten years. Each book individually, though, I want to say between 1-2 years. I’m not proud of that speed, but there we are.

  • Can you tell us about your editing process?

Each chapter as written is sent out to alpha readers while I start work on the next. I’m not looking for typos or anything at this point, just recommendations or people to catch logical fallacies and plot holes. Once the entire book is complete I take a two-week break, then print the whole thing out to read and redline. I do one round of edits that way, pen and paper, then make the fixes in Word and print it out a second time.

That second printing gets read aloud, every word, every line. I want to know how the sentences flow, where alliteration has taken over, where the dialogue is awkward. Again, I’m redlining here with pen and paper, although sometimes the note just reads “Unfuck this part up, please,” to remind me it has too many issues to fix with a pen.

After that it goes to beta readers. Any typos or awkward phrases they find I fix immediately as they come in, but I file away any larger comments on style, feel, or other questions until everyone’s given me their feedback. At that point I attack any common complaints about specific scenes or bits, then I’ll go back and give careful consideration to individual comments or notes. Sometimes I agree, sometimes not, so that determines whether it’s addressed or not.

At that point it’s off to the editors for what is hopefully the last round of edits. Typically I don’t fight the editors unless I strongly disagree with that they want – I’ll fold in what they’re looking for, tighten the places they want tightened, and send it back in with a minimum of muttering.

Oh, and editing is done in silence. No music there. That’s a different part of the brain.

  • Is this book part of a series? If so, how many installments do you have planned?

The omnibus comprises three books and two short stories. There’s room in the world for a fourth, but I don’t consider myself anywhere near ready to tackle its subject matter. It’s likely to go unwritten, to be honest, and I don’t think that hurts the work as a whole in any meaningful way.

  • Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

Oh, gosh. Get good with your boundaries and discipline early on. Make time for yourself and your creativity. Try to stop mimicking your favorite authors as soon as you can – you’re going to do it, everyone does, but work at noticing that and putting a stop to it when you see it. When you find your voice, defend it fiercely as needed. Don’t roll over for publishing trends or what’s selling today. And honestly, deny and reject the stereotype of the alcoholic writer. Booze and drugs don’t enhance your creativity, no matter how much fun they might seem. Rise above that myth.

  • Why should everyone read your book?

Famished: The Gentleman Ghouls has a lot to say about duty, conscience, and steadfastness in the face of overwhelming and institutionalized horror. These days, that’s even more important than it was when I started the stories so long ago. Additionally, I’ve heard that at least one reader fainted while reading a specific scene, which gives me a big toothy grin. Dare you prove yourself against that chapter?

  • If you could meet three authors, dead or alive, which authors would you choose?

Tim Powers would be first. I’m a big fan of his work and the sheer amount of research he puts into everything he does. Last Call was one of the first books to really show me how things could be stretched into strange and bizarre angles. I’ve just re-read Declare for the second time and remain in awe of how many genres he manages to combine with modern weirdness.

I would very much like to have met Sir Terry Pratchett. He left the world the same way my father did, and he was the first author whom I shared with my father rather than the other way around. Dad had to stop reading the books on his public transit commute because he couldn’t stop laughing. I would like Sir Terry to know what an influence he had on both of us.

And because I’m a theater nerd, William Shakespeare’s the obvious third choice. I know it’s a cliché and I don’t care.

If we extended beyond three, I’d have plenty more. I really should start going to more writing conferences and conventions to meet some of them!

  • What inspired you to write your book?

I was asked, to be honest. I never would have tried writing horror if Jennifer hadn’t asked me to, and at the time I thought it was a twelve-episode serial. I certainly never expected it to become what it did. In terms of the core inspiration, I was told to find what frightened me most and write about that. Lovecraft’s “The Picture in the House,” one of his earliest stories, scarred me at a tender age and is one of the few horror stories I remember being shaken by. So I took a core concept there and expanded it across other fears of isolation and dominating authority.

  • Are you working on something at the moment? If so, can you tell us more about it?

I can’t talk about my biggest surprise yet, though hopefully soon! In writing, I’ve got two chapters down on a suburban fantasy that’s been kicking around my head for years. It’s lighter in tone and feel, theoretically; though since I’ve spent so long in the darkness of Famished I find it creeping into almost everything I do these days. I’m also working to become an accredited public speaker and hope to move into monologuing as a combination of writing and performing my own work.

 

About the Book

Hunger.

It’s the driving force behind survival.

The Velander bloodline carries an ancient secret: power and immortality. But that power requires a key to unlock: human flesh. Gordon Velander finds himself an unwilling participant in a play for survival – but he won’t be powerless for long.

It’s the driving force behind passion.

The Gentleman Ghouls have survived for centuries due to cunning and careful planning but their world in unraveling. Gordon has vowed to take the Ghouls down no matter what, but he’s fighting a war—both within and without. The Ghouls, on the other hand, are not waiting patiently for the end to come.

It’s the driving force behind revenge.

With the Farm and the Commons destroyed, the Ranch is the last outpost of the Ghouls. With the bitter end in sight, Gordon must face his greatest challenge yet—claiming his own fate as other forces make their moves.

Revenge is sweet.
Passion is fulfilling.
But survival trump all.

This rural horror omnibus of cannibals, dark pacts, and ancient power by Ivan Ewert contains three novels: Famished: The Farm, Famished: The Commons, and Famished: The Ranch, and features two new short stories.

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Book Review and Giveaway Trolling by Emma Brady

Title: Trolling

Author: Emma Brady

Genre: Romance / Urban Fantasy

Age Group: Adult

Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Lily Faye-Richardson thought her bad luck was ending when she and her sisters inherited her uncle’s house. Finding a green man chained in the basement changed that. Now she must trust this sexy troll to take her into a magical kingdom and rescue the only family she has.
Theno woke up with missing pieces to his memory but an angel saving him. When her sisters are kidnapped, he is willing to do anything to help her in return. The problem is, if he can’t remember who he is, how can he trust himself not to hurt her?
Together, the two of them will go to the land of Tammara to bring back the other Faye girls. They will have to face an Evil Queen, who wants to find the door and cross over into the human world. There is also the matter of an intense sexual attraction between them and the need for Theno to discover his identity. Does a troll get to have a happy ending?

In Trolling, Lily Faye-Richardson and her sisters inherited her uncle’s house. For Lily, it’s a sign her bad luck is finally turning around… Until she finds a green man chained in the basement of her new home. Turns out he’s a troll named Theno. When Lily’s sisters are kidnapped, he’s willing to risk everything to help her find her sisters back.

Together, Lily and Theno head to the land of Tammara to bring back Lily’s sisters, all the while trying to deny the growing sexual attraction between the two of them…

Lily and Theno were great. They had instant chemistry which only intensified as the story progressed. However, what I enjoyed even more than the romantic interaction, was the world-building. You don’t often see trolls in fantasy literature (people tend to think of trolls as ugly) so that was an original twist. I also enjoyed getting to know the land of Tammara and its inhabitants. The story is creative and imaginative.

Lily was my favorite character. She was willing to do anything to save her sisters, and I really admired that.

I would recommend this book to all fantasy of romance and fantasy fiction.

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Book Review Forget Me and Giveaway

Title: Forget Me
Author: Chelsea Vanderbeek
Genre: YA Christian Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Rating: 4,5 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Sabine is a budding poet who was practically born with a pencil in her hand. Though her intelligence and maturity far surpasses that of those around her, she lacks the confidence and social graces to come out of her shell.

She’s been forced on numerous occasions in the past to slip inside the glass double doors of Hilltop Baptist Church. The youth group was her mom’s idea, really. A shot-in-the-dark way for Sabine to try and make some wholesome friends in a wholesome place. Not that it ever worked out—at least she was usually able to make it out with minimal negative attention as her plain-old invisible self.

This time was different. She always hoped it would be different, but not like this. When Sabine decides she’s had enough of this life, she ends it and becomes more visible than she’s ever been before. Is it possible she wasn’t as forgettable as she once thought? The only way to find out is to watch the aftermath unfold, and no matter the outcome, she can’t do a thing about it. No one can…

…or can they?

Forget Me is an inspiring, beautiful story about Sabine, a budding poet who is intelligent and mature for her age… But is also painfully shy, and lacks the confidence to make friends and open up to others, and come out of her shell. Her mother pressures her to go the Hilltop Baptist Church, to a youth group, in the hope of making friends there. It has never really worked out, and Sabine struggles to find a home in this world. But when she decides she’s had enough and takes some drastic steps, it might turn out she’s not as forgettable as she always thought she was.

Reminiscent of 13 Reasons Why, this is a raw, emotional, heartbreaking tale of a teen struggling with low self-esteem and depression. It’s a tough book to read and an even tougher one to read, as the subject matter is quite sensitive and bleak, but the author does a phenomenal job crafting believable teenage characters, and making Sabine’s struggles feel real and honest.

Not a feel-good kind of book, but one that I can genuinely recommend to teens, even the ones struggling with depression or the same things the protagonist is struggling with. The writing is sincere and genuine, and you can feel the author’s genuine intentions to relay a message to the readers. There’s a lot of good intent, passion, and kindness in the writing of this book, despite the bleak narrative.

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Book Tours: Starter Day Party The Sullivans Box Set 1-3

I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for romance “The Sullivans Box Set 1-3”. The tour runs from July 24 to September 24. I hope you enjoy the tour!

Tour Schedule

July 24th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

July 24th: Promo Post @ Books and Tales

July 24th: Book Excerpt @ Read Review Blog Repeat

July 24th: Promo Post @ Stormy Night Reviewing

July 25th: Book Excerpt @ T’s Stuff

July 28th: Book Excerpt @ Book Plus Heart

July 30th: Book Excerpt @ Two Heart Beats

August 2nd: Promo Post @ Tome Tender

August 4th: Promo Post @ Books, Dreams, Life

August 6th: Book Excerpt @ Silver Dagger Scriptorium

August 8th: Promo Post @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

August 10th: Book Excerpt @ Freeing Fantasy

August 14th: Promo Post @ Bedazzled Reading

August 16th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy

August 18th: Promo Post @ Bookish Madness

August 20th: Book Excerpt @ Books are Forever

August 24th: Promo Post @ I Heart Reading

August 27th: Promo Post @ Chill and Read Blog

August 30th: Book Excerpt @ The Single Librarian

September 1st: Promo Post @ BB’s Book Reviews

September 6th: Book Excerpt @ Just Books

September 10th: Book Excerpt @ Bright Street Books

September 14th: Promo Post @ The Resistance

September 18th: Promo Post @ Majanka’s Blog

September 20th: Book Excerpt @ Lisa Queen of Random

September 22nd: Book Excerpt @ The Book Daily

September 24th: Promo Post @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

About the Set

Title: The Sullivans Boxed Set

Author: Bella Andre

Genre: Contemporary Romance

More than 6 million readers have already fallen in love with the Sullivans! Now get ready to meet your new favorite family in Bella Andre’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romances with the first three books in the #1 hit series.

“Not since Nora Roberts has anyone been able to write a big family romance series with every book as good as the last! Bella Andre never disappoints!” Revolving Bookcase Reviews

THE LOOK OF LOVE
Chloe Peterson is having a bad night. A really bad night. The large bruise on her cheek can attest to that. And when her car skids off the side of a wet country road straight into a ditch, she’s convinced even the gorgeous guy who rescues her in the middle of the rain storm must be too good to be true. Or is he?

As a successful photographer who frequently travels around the world, Chase Sullivan has his pick of beautiful women, and whenever he’s home in San Francisco, one of his seven siblings is usually up for causing a little fun trouble. Chase thinks his life is great just as it is–until the night he finds Chloe and her totaled car on the side of the road in Napa Valley. Not only has he never met anyone so lovely, both inside and out, but he quickly realizes she has much bigger problems than her damaged car. Soon, he is willing to move mountains to love–and protect–her, but will she let him?

FROM THIS MOMENT ON
For thirty-six years, Marcus Sullivan has been the responsible older brother, stepping in to take care of his seven siblings after their father died when they were children. But when the perfectly ordered future he’s planned for himself turns out to be nothing but a lie, Marcus needs one reckless night to shake free from it all.

Nicola Harding is known throughout the world by only one name – Nico – for her catchy, sensual pop songs. Only, what no one knows about the twenty-five year old singer is that her sex-kitten image is totally false. After a terrible betrayal by a man who loved fame far more than he ever loved her, she vows not to let anyone else get close enough to find out who she really is…or hurt her again. Especially not the gorgeous stranger she meets at a nightclub, even though the hunger – and the sinful promises – in his dark eyes make her want to spill all her secrets.

CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE
Gabe Sullivan risks his life every day as a firefighter in San Francisco. But after learning a brutal lesson about professional boundaries, he knows better than to risk his heart to his fire victims ever again. Especially the brave mother and daughter he saved from a deadly apartment fire…and can’t stop thinking about.

Megan Harris knows she owes the heroic firefighter everything for running into a burning building to save her and her seven-year-old daughter. Everything except her heart. Because after losing her navy pilot husband five years ago, she has vowed to never suffer through loving – and losing – a man with a dangerous job again.

Author Bio

Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of “The Sullivans”, “The Maverick Billionaires”, “The Morrisons”, and the NYT bestselling “Four Weddings and a Fiasco” sweet romance series written as Lucy Kevin.

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Having sold more than 6 million books, Bella Andre’s novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists 32 times. She has been the #1 Ranked Author at Amazon (on a top 10 list that included Nora Roberts, JK Rowling, James Patterson and Steven King), and Publishers Weekly named Oak Press (the publishing company she created to publish her own books) the Fastest-Growing Independent Publisher in the US. After signing a groundbreaking 7-figure print-only deal with Harlequin MIRA, Bella’s “The Sullivans” series is being released in paperback in the US, Canada, and Australia.

Known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine “Red Hot Reads” twice and have been translated into ten languages. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post called her “One of the top writers in America” and she has been featured by Entertainment Weekly, NPR, USA Today, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and TIME Magazine. A graduate of Stanford University, she has given keynote speeches at publishing conferences from Copenhagen to Berlin to San Francisco, including a standing-room-only keynote at Book Expo America in New York City.

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