Release Blitz Blindsided

About the Book

Title: BLINDSIDED
Author: Matilda Martel
Series: LOVE IS BLIND, Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Event coordinator Gemma Davenport is in the business of love…literally. She loves her job, and she’s good at it. Still, Gemma has never had the opportunity to try love out for herself. There’s only one man who’s tempted her enough to consider it, and he’s a jerk. The sexiest jerk she’s ever met. So, why does her body come alive when she walks into a blind date to find…him?
Fergus Digby hates incompetence. He is meticulous and runs his company with an iron fist. Fergus is used to getting what he wants. And he wants Gemma Davenport. Since she turned down his advances not once, but twice, he can’t stop thinking about her. Fantasizing about having her in his bed.
When Fergus finally gets Gemma alone, the sparks between them grow into fireworks. Can they look past the reasons they shouldn’t be together and embrace the once-in-a-lifetime passion they’ve ignited? Or will their relationship go up in flames before it’s really begun?
 
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Author Bio

Matilda is a Texas girl in love with a Philly boy who spends a lot of time in New York and Paris. Lucky me!
I live in Austin, with my husband, two crazy Chihuahuas and an even crazier cat. And I spend most of my day writing dirty romance books about older men who fall in love with younger women and make fools of themselves trying to win their hearts.
If I had to describe my type of romance, I’d say I write steamy, humorous contemporary romances dipped in sugar.
If you love Dark Romance, you’ve come to the wrong place. I don’t like dark heroes.
I like my hero to be successful, sweet, suave, sophisticated and kind— and then I want him to lose all his composure and game when he meets the heroine. I want him to turn into a bumbling idiot when he spots the girl of his dreams and revert to a teenage boy in a man’s body trying to win her.
I like my heroines to be witty, intelligent, and unshakeable—who could do just as well without a man—until the hero convinces her otherwise.
I write A LOT OF AGE GAP–because I LOVE AGE GAP ROMANCE. I’ve got no other excuse for it.
No matter what kind of story it is, my ladies are ADORED, and my endings are always Happily EVER AFTER, not HFN.
 

Book Tours: Starter Day Party Patches


Today is the starter day party for the tour for YA coming of age “Patches”. The tour runs from July 16th to July 23rd. Check out the tour schedule below!

Tour Schedule

July 16th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

July 17th: Promo Post @ Stormy Night Reviewing

July 19th: Book Excerpt @ The Key Smash Blog

July 20th: Promo Post @ Author C.A. Milson’s Blog

July 21st: Book Excerpt @ Nesie’s Place

July 22nd: Promo Post @ Bookish Madness

July 23rd: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy

July 23rd: Book Review @ I Heart Reading

 

About the Book

Title: Patches

Author: Valicity Elaine

Genre: YA Coming of Age

Michael Bull Jr. is best friends with the most popular guy in school, his father is a famous politician, and he’s just started his last year in high school. He is the perfect student with the perfect life … except for his face.When you’ve got a disease that changes the color of your skin, turns your hair grey, and threatens to blind you, high school can be tough. It also doesn’t help when your crush decides to blackmail you and expose your secret. But hey, what can you do except try to survive?

Author Bio

Valicity Elaine is the owner/creator of The Rebel Christian Publishing. She is an avid reader and loves to write just as much! She grew up in upstate New York in a beautiful Christian family and loves using her writing and illustrations to express her wonderful faith. When she isn’t writing, she is spending time with her family or helping out her church. Random fact; Valicity LOVES pasta, haha!

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Book Tours: Starter Day Party Kid Lit: An Introduction to Literary Criticism

About the Book

Title: Kid Lit: An Introduction to Literary Criticism

Author: Tom Durwood

Genre: Supplemental Textbook, Literary Criticism

An award-winning teacher lays out the basic rules of literary criticism in this accessible guide.

Foreword by Todd Whitaker

Tom Durwood’s ebook on Kid Lit provides teachers and students with comprehensive information they can really use–definitions and clearly delineated explanations of the tropes of Kid Lit, scholarly essays and interviews that explore these ideas further, and classroom activities and exercises that allow students to relate what they’ve learned to works they’re familiar with and their own lives. Practical for teachers and accessible to a wide-range of students, the book also encourages readers to embark on further study through extensive reading and film lists included in the chapters. This book is an impressive and invaluable resource for any classroom exploration of Kid Lit.

— Sarah LaBarge, English Instructor, LaSalle College

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Tom Durwood expertly breaks down and explains literary theory in an easy-to-understand way. This book makes sense of reading critically and guides students to producing their own explanations of literature.

— Christine E. Carlson, English Instructor, Cabrini University

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Tom has a gift for making complex ideas understandable to his cadets. His lesson plans are amazing! He can turn a standard freshman composition class into a forum for collaborative learning and global thinking.

Susan Ray, Ph.d, Arts & Humanities, Delaware County Community College

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I enjoyed your book on Kid Lit and it fills a gap – I can think of several great intros to children’s literature (notably by Maria Nikolajeva and Roberta Seelinger Trites) but they are not exactly conversational.

I’d love to be in your class and the lesson plans look very fun.

Lynley Stace, Writer and Illustrator (The Artifacts, Midnight Feast)

Teacher Resources – Kid Lit

 

Author Bios

TOM DURWOOD is a teacher, writer and editor with an interest in history. Tom most recently taught English Composition and Empire and Literature at Valley Forge Military College, where he won the Teacher of the Year Award five times. Tom has taught Public Speaking and Basic Communications as guest lecturer for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group at the Dam’s Neck Annex of the Naval War College.

Tom’s ebook Empire and Literature matches global works of film and fiction to specific quadrants of empire, finding surprising parallels. Literature, film, art and architecture are viewed against the rise and fall of empire. In a foreword to Empire and Literature, postcolonial scholar Dipesh Chakrabarty of the University of Chicago calls it “imaginative and innovative.” Prof. Chakrabarty writes that “Durwood has given us a thought-provoking introduction to the humanities.” His subsequent book “Kid Lit: An Introduction to Literary Criticism” has been well-reviewed. “My favorite nonfiction book of the year,” writes The Literary Apothecary (Goodreads).

Early reader response to Tom’s historical fiction adventures has been promising. “A true pleasure … the richness of the layers of Tom’s novel is compelling,” writes Fatima Sharrafedine in her foreword to “The Illustrated Boatman’s Daughter.” The Midwest Book Review calls that same adventure “uniformly gripping and educational … pairing action and adventure with social issues.” Adds Prairie Review, “A deeply intriguing, ambitious historical fiction series.”

Tom briefly ran his own children’s book imprint, Calico Books (Contemporary Books, Chicago). Tom’s newspaper column “Shelter” appeared in the North County Times for seven years. Tom earned a Masters in English Literature in San Diego, where he also served as Executive Director of San Diego Habitat for Humanity.

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TODD WHITAKER is a professor of educational leadership at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. He is a leading presenter in the field of education and has written more than 40 books, including the national bestseller, What Great Teachers Do Differently. He regularly presents at conferences such as the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), the Academy of Management Learning and Education, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)

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Book Tours: Starter Day Party Backedup Offer

I’m hosting the starter day party today for second-change romance “Backedup Offer”. The tour runs from July 13 to July 20.

Check out the tour schedule below and join us during the tour! Oh, and stay tuned for my review at the end of the tour.

Tour Schedule

July 13th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

July 14th: Promo Post @ The Indie’s Nest

July 14th: Book Excerpt @ Nesie’s Place

July 15th: Promo Post @ Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

July 16th: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

July 18th: Promo Post @ Twilight Reader

July 18th: Promo Post @ Indy Book Fairy

July 19th: Character Interview @ Pine Enshrined Reviews

July 19th: Promo Post @ Rising Indies Blog

July 20th: Promo Post @ Teatime and Books

July 20th: Author Interview @ Kate Hill’s Romance Blog

July 20th: Promo Post @ Drunk on Pop

July 20th: Book Review @ I Heart Reading

 

About the Book

Title: Backup Offer

Author: Liz Crowe

Genre: Contemporary second-chance Romance

An ex-boyfriend, his massive dog, her house, and no hotel room in sight. What could go wrong?

After Blair ended things with Brandis, she was determined to get away–and stay away from him for good. She put family, friends, and the life she knew in Michigan in her rear view mirror and started over. As owner and head chef of her own place in Louisville, she stays plenty busy, especially since “Blair’s Kitchen” is the darling of the restaurant scene. She’s managed to avoid Michigan for almost a decade, but when her best friend needs her help, she drops everything and heads home.

Brandis has spent the last ten years coming to terms with addiction, personal tragedy, and the loss of the woman he loved. He’s now the third generation to run his family’s construction business, and he’s managed to reconstruct tattered relationships with his family. He’s even adopted a dog, thanks to some donated renovation time spent at an animal shelter. He’s got everything he needs—except a for one thing.

When the contractor she paid to build her restaurant’s expansion vanishes, leaving her with a giant mess, Blair only hesitates a moment before calling Brandis for help. But when he rushes to her side to evaluate the crisis, there isn’t an available room in a twenty mile radius. So they settle in to a routine—her, her one-time boyfriend, and his giant, slobbering dog in her small house. It doesn’t take long for the temptation of close proximity to give way, and while Blair tries to keep it all physical, Brandis has other ideas.

The end of the Stewart Realty saga brings the second generation full-circle in ways many never expected, but no one regrets.

Stewart Realty Book 9

Or as a stand-alone novel

Content warnings:

References to past addiction

Pregnancy

Birth scene

Super cute bonding between man and his adopted pit bull

Feels. Lots and lots of feels.

Heat level: medium-hot (3 scenes that are explicit)

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Author Bio

Liz Crowe is a Kentucky native and graduate of the University of Louisville living in Central Illinois. She’s spent her time as a three-continent expat trailing spouse, mom of three, real estate agent, brewery owner and bar manager, and is currently a social media consultant and humane society development director, in addition to being an award-winning author. With stories set in the not-so-common worlds of breweries, on the soccer pitch, inside fictional television stations and successful real estate offices, and even in exotic locales like Istanbul, Turkey, her books are compelling and told with a fresh voice. The Liz Crowe backlist has something for any reader seeking complex storylines with humor and complete casts of characters that will delight, at times frustrate, and always linger in the imagination long after the book is finished.

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Book Tours: Starter Day Party Lost on a Page


I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for fantasy / science-fiction “Lost on a Page”. This tour runs from July 5 to August 5.
Stay tuned for my review during the tour! There is still some room during this tour so if you’d like to participate, please contact Enchanted Book Promotions.

Tour Schedule

July 5th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

July 5th: Promo Post @ Indy Book Fairy

July 7th: Promo Post @ Compelling Beasts Blog

July 10th: Book Excerpt @ Author C.A. Milson’s Blog

July 13th: Promo Post @ Devouring Books

July 17th: Book Review @ Twilight Reader

July 20th: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

July 24th: Book Excerpt @ Nesie’s Place

July 26th: Book Review @ I Heart Reading

July 31st: Book Excerpt @ Nesie’s Place

August 5th: Book Review @ Bookish Madness

About the Book

Title: Lost on a Page
Author: David E. Sharp
Genre: Fantasy / Science Fiction
Some genres were never meant to cross.
Joe Slade is a detective with a hot lead and a warm gun. He no longer believes in happy-ever-afters, but his faith in plot twists is devout. Good thing.
He is about to discover the biggest twist of all.
Joe Slade is not real.
He is a character in a series of mystery novels. And when he discovers all his pain has been in the name of book sales, there will be hell to pay. Vowing revenge on his author, he will set off for the World Where the Books Are Written. The road will take him through genres foreign and treacherous: High Fantasy, Bodice-Ripping Romance, Intergalactic Sci-Fi, and others even more awful and terrifying.
But what if this new life is about more than just living? And will Joe still come out on top when all the rules have changed?
Get the book today from:
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Black Rose Writing

Author Bio

David E. Sharp is a noisy librarian. He is fond of theatre and got his start in writing by producing original plays in his hometown. He has also published short stories in various anthologies. David is a member of the Northern Colorado Writers and frequently contributes to their blog. He lives in Greeley, Colorado with his wife and family.
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Lost on a Page won the 2021 Maxy Award for the Fantasy/Sci-Fi Category
Lost on a Page recently received a score of 4.6 on IndieReader.

Release Blitz: Lost on a Page

About the Book

Title: Lost on a Page

Author: David E. Sharp

Genre: Fantasy / Science Fiction

Some genres were never meant to cross.

Joe Slade is a detective with a hot lead and a warm gun. He no longer believes in happy-ever-afters, but his faith in plot twists is devout. Good thing.

He is about to discover the biggest twist of all.

Joe Slade is not real.

He is a character in a series of mystery novels. And when he discovers all his pain has been in the name of book sales, there will be hell to pay. Vowing revenge on his author, he will set off for the World Where the Books Are Written. The road will take him through genres foreign and treacherous: High Fantasy, Bodice-Ripping Romance, Intergalactic Sci-Fi, and others even more awful and terrifying.

But what if this new life is about more than just living? And will Joe still come out on top when all the rules have changed?

Get the book today from:

Amazon 

Black Rose Writing

Author Bio

David E. Sharp is a noisy librarian. He is fond of theatre and got his start in writing by producing original plays in his hometown. He has also published short stories in various anthologies. David is a member of the Northern Colorado Writers and frequently contributes to their blog. He lives in Greeley, Colorado with his wife and family.

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Lost on a Page won the 2021 Maxy Award for the Fantasy/Sci-Fi Category

Lost on a Page recently received a score of 4.6 on IndieReader.