Cover Reveal Blitz The Matriarch Matrix

About the Book

Title: The Matriarch Matrix

Author: Maxime Trencavel

Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure

The Matriarch Matrix – A speculative fiction novel of origins, faith, passion, and the pursuit of peace.

It was always his destiny to save her. It was always her destiny to die. The fate of the world hangs on their choices… 

The past foretells her future…

What does it take to change a loving child of peace into an assassin for a dangerous and powerful oligarch? Zara Khatum knows. Once a fighter for her Kurdish people, the memory of the atrocities inflicted by her captors has Zara seeking one thing: vengeance. But the voices of the ancients call to Zara. In the past, in another life, she knew the secrets of the artifact…

Twelve thousand years ago…

She is Nanshe, revered matriarch of the family she led away from the monsters of the north. In the land that would one day mark the treacherous border between Turkey and Syria, she created the temples at Gobleki Tepe and founded a dynasty, heirs to a powerful object. For millennia, Nanshe’s descendants have passed down the legend of the artifact: “The object can save. But only a man and woman together can guide the salvation of others.”

Heirs to destiny…

By fate or destiny, Zara is thrown in with Peter Gollinger, a quirky Californian from the other side of the world and the other side of everything she believes. But he, too, is heeding the voices of his ancestors. Joined by Jean-Paul, a former Jesuit priest, these three people—from wildly different religions and cultures—must find a way to work together to solve a twelve thousand-year-old mystery of the powerful object that spawned a faith. The world teeters on the precipice of war. The outcome depends on them. And one of them is living a lie.

The Matriarch Matrix is a rich and deeply layered epic story – a spiritual odyssey with a heartbeat of an action adventure. It may make you think, ponder, reflect upon where we came from and where we are going. It blends our past with a speculative future of things that are not so far-fetched. It blends the drama, the comedy, the romance, the tragedy of three protagonists with different cultures, traditions, and beliefs – a Sufi woman, a Jesuit priest, and an alien origin believing atheist. Their journeys separately and together will be a test of their respective faiths and their inner search for personal and family redemption.

Author Bio

Maxime has been scribbling stories since grade school from adventure epics to morality plays. Blessed with living in multicultural pluralistic settings and having earned degrees in science and marketing, Maxime has worked in business and sports, traveling to countries across five continents and learning about cultures, traditions, and the importance of tolerance and understanding. Maxime’s debut novel was written and edited in different locations in Belgium, including the Turkish and Kurdish neighborhoods of Brussels, in South America, and on the two coasts of the United States.

 

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Cover Reveal Blitz Framed

About the Book

Title: Framed – A Black Swann Investigation

Author: Wayne Kerr

Genre: Mystery / Thriller

Toronto’s newest homicide detective, Reggie Swann, seemed to have it all: great career, handsome husband and plans to start a family, until she was framed for murder…

A cop has very few friends in prison.  After surviving ten brutal years behind bars, Reggie’s conviction is finally overturned thanks to her tenacious mother, a new forensic test and a very clever lawyer. She quickly discovers that getting her old life back won’t be as easy as she hoped. To many, she was still as the media had dubbed her: ‘Black Swann – murderer and cop-gone-bad’. The Toronto Police Department still considers her to be a suspect, Reggie’s husband has remarried and the real killer is still on the loose.

Before Reggie can return to Toronto and solve the crime that ruined her life, she reluctantly agrees to investigate a murder in her home town of Penticton, only to discover the two cases which are separated by ten years and five provinces might somehow be connected. Will anyone believe the wild theories of the disgraced detective?

The real murderer does. He framed her once, this time Reggie Swann must die!

Author Bio

Canadian author, Wayne Kerr, was born and raised in the small town of Biggar, Saskatchewan (New York is big, but this is Biggar).  He married his high school sweetheart, Marlene, thirty-nine years ago and has lived happily ever since.  They resided in the United States for the past twenty years, but recently returned to Canada and now call the beautiful Okanagan region of British Columbia home.  The writer honed his story-telling skills while keeping his five younger siblings and later his daughter entertained during long cold winters.  When not reading or writing thrillers, Wayne is probably hiking, biking or playing tennis.

For more information on the author and his books please visit: waynekerrnovels.com or follow him on twitter: @waynekerrnovels

Links

website: waynekerrnovels.com

twitter: @waynkerrnovels

Amazon :https://goo.gl/qQonNw

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Book Tours: Starter Day Party The Workings of Energy in the Human Energy Field


I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for spirituality / self-help “The Workings of Energy in the Human Energy Field”. The tour runs from September 27 to October 11. Stay tuned for my review on October 8.

Tour Schedule

September 27th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

September 28th: Promo Post @ Mello & June, It’s A Book Thing

September 30th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy

October 1st: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ T’s Stuff

October 2nd: Guest Post and Giveaway @ Mythical Books

October 4th: Book Excerpt @ Nesie’s Place

October 6th: Promo Post @ Lisa, Queen of Random

October 8th: Book Review and Giveaway @ I Heart Reading

October 9th: Promo Post @ The Bookworm Lodge

October 11th: Book Review @ Kim Knight Author

About the Book

Title: The Workings of Energy in the Human Energy Field: A Psychic’s Perspective

Author: Zorica Gojkovic

Genre: Nonfiction

The happenings in your life are not erratic, whimsical occurrences. They are external expressions of the content of your energy field.

Before there is matter, there is energy. Your thoughts, beliefs, history and soul attributes exist as energy in your energy field. They create the reality that you know. When you change the content of your energy field, you change your life.

The Workings of Energy shows you how energy operates in your energy field and offers tools to successfully work with energy. When you have this crucial knowledge, you have power; you can consciously work with energy to create your life.

Author Bio

Zorica Gojkovic, Ph.D., is a professional psychic consulting with people all over the world.

She received her Ph.D. in English. Her dissertation is about evolution of consciousness, mysticism and physics as they relate to the novel. Giving psychic readings has significantly expanded this original research.

By reading energy in their aura, she helps clients heal core issues, realize their soul potential and experience ever-greater joy, love and peace.

More information and resources are available on her website, http://www.thetimeoflight.com .

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (120)

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by BookDate. It’s where book bloggers gather to talk about what books they read and reviewed last week, what books they’re currently reading and what books they’re planning to read. This is a great way for me to plan my reading week, and to take a sneak peek at what others are reading.

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Book Tours: Starter Day Party Girl Within Girl 2: Healing

I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for erotic thriller “Girl Within Girl 2: Healing”. The tour runs from September 25 to October 25. Stay tuned for my review on October 10!

Tour Schedule

September 25th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

September 29th: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

September 30th: Book Excerpt @ Bookish Madness

October 1st: Book Excerpt @ Bare Back Magazine

October 3rd: Book Excerpt @ The Book Daily

October 4th: Book Excerpt @ Maari Loves Her Indies

October 5th: Book Review and Giveaway @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

October 7th: Book Excerpt @ Books, Dreams, Life

October 9th: Book Excerpt @ The Single Librarian

October 10th: Book Review and Giveaway @ I Heart Reading

October 11th: Book Excerpt @ Lisa, Queen of Random

October 13th: Book Excerpt @ Bedazzled Reading

October 15th: Book Excerpt @ Compelling Beasts Blog

October 17th: Book Excerpt @ Hollow Readers

October 18th: Book Review and Giveaway @ Books are Forever

October 19th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy

October 21st: Book Review @ The Single Librarian

October 22nd: Book Excerpt @ Silver Dagger Scriptorium

October 23rd: Book Review and Giveaway @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

October 24th: Book Review @ Bedazzled Reading

October 25th: Book Excerpt @ Stormy Night Reviewing

October 25th: Book Review@ Kim Knight Author

 

About the Book

Title: Girl Within Girl Book 2: Healing

Author: S.P. Aruna

Genre: Erotic Thriller

Trapped in a mountain cabin with three, possible four, women….every guy’s dream, right? Or could it turn out to be a nightmare?

Dr. Sean Paisley needs to find out how to bring these women together – his survival depends on it. To make matters worse, he’s in love with all of them….made passionate love to all of them. Throw in a nasty grizzly bear and the dark forces of the government and the situation becomes even more dire.

In the end, he was stuck with Belinda, a hysterical, suicidal, homicidal maniac of a person, confined together in the wilderness of the onset of winter. Now both their lives are at stake.

Author Bio

I’m a Cambodian woman of mixed blood, married to an aspiring author, and of course he had something to do with my idea to write entertaining fiction. We live in a little green house in the countryside in southern Cambodia. No kids yet, but we’re working on it.

I live on a large plot of land and I enjoy taking care of my trees, plants, and flowers. I also love embroidery, stitching to make beautiful pictures. It’s very meditative for me. And then I frame them and put them all over the walls of my house, which drives my husband crazy.

I’m a newbie when it comes to being an author, but being an avid reader with eclectic tastes (I enjoy reading just about any genre as well as non-fiction) has helped me in my plunge to write commercial fiction. Since I love erotic thriller type films, I decided to write an erotic thriller series. I like the challenge of devising a strong plot to embed my sexy scenes.

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Book Trailer Blitz Moon Shadow

Book Trailer

Moon Shadow
Book 2: The Auriano Curse Series

Antonio d’Este, Duke of Auriano is ambushed by a highwayman just outside of Paris. Not only does the outlaw rob him of all his coin, the thief also snatches the magical moonstone which curbs the terrible, devastating cravings of the Hunger, a side effect of the family curse. Antonio is determined to find the thief no matter what, and take back what is his.

Solange Delacroix is forced to live two lives, as a ruthless highwayman and as the beautiful, seductive Madame de Volonté, who runs a salon of the demimonde and is mistress of the cruel Marquis de Vernoux. When she steals a moonstone pendant from the handsome stranger and he turns up at her salon seeking revenge and the stolen item, she must keep her life from toppling into a maelstrom of danger and death.

Antonio and Solange come together in a dangerous dance of secrets, thievery, and passion. Hounded by the evil sorceress Nulkana, threatened by the ruthless King of Thieves, menaced by the cruel Marquis de Vernoux, their safety hangs in a precarious balance. Only trust in each other will help them come out alive.

Purchase @: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooksKobo | Lachesis Publishing | 

About Patricia

I’ve always wanted to be a writer. That was right after I realized that becoming a fairy ballerina or a princess wasn’t going to happen. But being a writer meant I could go places in my head and be other people as much as I wanted. I could even be a fairy ballerina or a princess! My stories have always had romance and history in them. I feel that one sparks the other. I’m not sure I’d really want to live in the past with no running water, take-out menus, flush toilets, hair dryers or antibiotics, but it sure is fun to dream. Besides, swashbuckling pirates and Regency men in their tight, buckskin breeches are hot.

I’m a native of the Boston area. Its history has inspired my writing, and probably influenced my decision to become a high school British Literature teacher so I could pay the bills. I’ve also been an accounts receivable clerk, a receptionist and telephone operator (before cell phones), head of an elementary school library, and president of a food pantry, not in that order. I received a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree in Popular Fiction at the fabulous Stonecoast program in Maine, where I met many talented writers, who encouraged me and made my writing better. And now I’m an author writing about dark heroes, feisty heroines, magic, and other fantastical things.

Author Links:

Official Website | @Twitter |  @Facebook | @GoodReads | @Amazon

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Book Promo Mad Love

Title: Mad Love (Guns & Ink Book 1)

Author: Shana Vanterpool

Genre: NA Romance

She was a disruption he never wanted.

He was everything she distrusted.

Klayton Caldwell owns a tattoo shop in Denver, Colorado, and has seen just about everything and met just about every kind of person. And they all have one thing in common. Ink.

He isn’t complicated. What you see is what you get. Sex? Always. Relationships? Never. Pleasantries? He doesn’t do that either. Those who can’t handle his mouth get inked elsewhere. Klayton holds everyone at a distance, even his friends. He doesn’t do “close.”

Until Madison ends up in his tattoo parlor, broken, afraid and alone. There’s something about her, and almost immediately, Klayton’s guard drops. Now, everything he knows about himself changes as his life begins to unravel.

Twenty-year-old Madison Hart’s future was taken from her the moment she was abducted from her college campus and held captive by a sick f^#%ker. After escaping, she flees, running into a stranger. A stranger who shares a similar past. Someone who might be able to help her heal. If she’ll let him.

Madi comes into Klayton’s life like a storm. She’s beautiful. Pitiful. Dangerous. Her pain runs deep enough that she may never be able to talk about what she’s experienced. Her refusal to talk takes a level of patience Klayton’s not sure he has.

He must navigate her broken pieces by changing everything he is. Who he’s been all these years won’t work anymore. But Madi fights him, she fights herself. She fights the madness.

She refuses to talk. He can’t control his mouth. She doesn’t want to be touched. He can’t help himself. They don’t want love. Inside this storm, is a love so mad it might destroy them both.

Links

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Author Bio

When I walk into a book store I feel at home. When I smell the pages of a brand new book things make sense. When I read I am who I always wanted to be. I read to escape and I write so others can as well. My family, my actress dog Bella, coffee, and a steamy love story are a few of my most precious things.

Keep up to date with future releases: https://shanavanterpool.com

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Book Review: Fields of Gold Beneath Pairie Skies by Suzanne deMontigny

Title: Fields of Gold Beneath Prairie Skies
Author: Suzanne deMontigny
Genre: Historical Romance
Rating: 4,5 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

French-Canadian soldier, Napoleon, proposes to Lea during WWI, promising golden fields of wheat as far as the eye can see. After the armistice, he sends money for her passage, and she journeys far from her family and the conveniences of a modern country to join him on a homestead in Saskatchewan. There, she works hard to build their dream of a prospering farm, clearing fields alongside her husband through several pregnancies and even after suffering a terrible loss. When the stock market crashes in ’29, the prairies are stricken by a long and abysmal drought. Thrown into poverty, she struggles to survive in a world where work is scarce, death is abundant, and hope dwindles. Will she and her family survive the Great Depression?

Fields of Gold Beneath Prairie Skies tells the story of the author’s grandparents and their struggles during the grand depression. Frnech-Canadian soldier Napoleon proposes to the love of his life, Lea, during World War I. He promises her fields of gold (wheat) beneath the prairie skies – hence the title of the book. Lea believes him and journeys away from her family, away from modern conveniences, to join Napoleon on a homestead in Saskatchewan. Prairie life is not what Lea imagined it would be and although she works hard to build her dream of a prospering farm, life is far from fairytale-perfect. When the stock market crashes in ’29, the prairies are hit by a long, terrible drought, and Lea and her family are thrown into poverty. Can they survive the Great Depressoin?

God, life on the prairie put me through a rollercoaster of emotions. Sometimes I felt joy for the small victories Lea and her family had, and for the loving, caring moments they cherished. Sometimes I had to hold in my tears as I saw how tough life was for them, how impossible the odds seemed, how they had to deal with tragedy and loss.

The writing was excellent, and made the setting and characters come alive on the pages. I really felt as if I was transported back in time, as if this family became my own family during the duration of the book. Fans of historical novels should definitely pick up this book.

 

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Mr. Valdemar and Other Gothic Tales

There are a lot of comic adaptations about Edgar Allan Poe’s and Lovecraft’s tales but, what happen with the other writers?

“Mr. Valdemar and Other Gothic Tales” is a webcomic about the gothic genre, every tale is by one different writer and draw by one different illustrator. There are tales from different countries: Germany, Russia… Even from Hispanic countries (the artists and the illustrators are from Spain).

Right now they have just posted two comics:

The Spider by Hanns Heinz Ewers

Probably you don’t know anything about Hanns Heinz Ewers but I’m sure you know his number one fan:

Adolf Hitler.

The Fuhrer hired the author to write the novel about Horst Wessel, the main martyr of the Nazi party. That’s the reason why the name of Hanns Heinz Ewers was buried and forgotten despite being known at his era as “The German Lovecraft”.

The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs

Probably this tale is best known for The Simpsons adaptation that for the original tale. However, this is the most adapted terror tale ever.

And these will be the next tales:

El monte de las ánimas by Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer

Bécquer never had succesful; he died by tuberculosis and hunger when he was just 34 years old. Nowadays he is the most important Spanish romantic writer ever.

The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar by Edgar Allan Poe

The tale which give title to the comic. Edgar Allan Poe keep being the main author of this genre 168 years after his dead, that’s why it’s impossible to make a terror anthology without him.

The family of Vurdalak by Aleksey Tolstoy

Ozzy Osbourne loved so much the cinematographic adaptation of this tale that he used the title of the movie as name for his rock band: Black Sabbath.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057603/

Sadly there won’t be more adaptations except if the project patreon earns enough money. We really hope they arrive their target.

https://www.patreon.com/mrvaldemar

You can read the first pages of “Mr. Valdemar and Other Gothic Tales” in the main webcomic hosting sites: Tapastic, Smackjeeves, etc.

http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Mr_Valdemar_and_other_gothic_tales/

Book Review: Until Sweet Death Arrives

Title: Until Sweet Death Arrives
Author: Amnon Binyamini
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Rating: 4,5 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Nahum puts his life on the line to fight the evil of corruption

Nahum Patterson, happily married to Edna, is a talented journalist who investigates and then exposes corruption cases in the newspaper. His professionalism is well appreciated, except by those whose reputation he has destroyed. One man, hurt by Nahum’s story, had to flee the country; another was sentenced to prison and became vengefully bitter. Although he knows he is in a dangerous profession, Nahum is on top of the world.

His memory slowly and tragically slips away, but his enemies remember him!

But one day Nahum finds himself lost and cannot find his car. How did it get to the beach? Slowly he becomes more and more confused and cannot recognize his close friends and acquaintances. He becomes nervous and depressed. Edna does not understand why he begins to call her “mother.” Nahum forgets almost everything, but the enemies he had made when he had been healthy did not forget him. And one enemy in particular in this intriguing thriller was not willing to forgive…

An amazing thriller that portrays the agonizing world of Alzheimer’s disease

Binyamini leads the reader into an intriguing thriller, from the first page to the last. But in addition to being a fascinating read, this book teaches us about the anguish of Alzheimer’s disease and how to deal with it. We feel pain and compassion, yet are fascinated by the drama and amazed by the unexpected ending.

In Until Sweet Death Arrives, main character Nahum Patterson is a talented journalist whose professionalism is well regarded by just about anyone… Except the people whose reputation he has destroyed. While Nahum reckons the dangers of his profession, he doesn’t actually believe anything will happen to him, or any of the people he’s helped bring down will take revenge on him.

But one day, he’s lost and can’t find his car. He doesn’t even recognize his friends anymore. He doesn’t even remember his wife, Edna. Unfortunately for Nahum, the people he’s starting to forget, especially the corrupt enemies he once brought down, haven’t forgotten about him at all…

The book handles the theme of mental illness well, and does so in a respectful yet tragic way, showing how horrible it truly is, and how it weakens people, cripples them. In this case, Nahum struggles with Alzheimer’s disease, and it destroys his memories one by one. It’s horrible to read, and saddening too considering he’s still in the prime of his life.

The thriller aspect worked well too, and overall, the book kept me on the edge of my seat for the majority of the time. Excellent writing and intriguing characters complete the picture.