Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Blood Oath: A Laura Elliston Novel, Book 2 ~ ~ Showcase Blog Tour & Giveaway!


BLOOD OATH
A Laura Elliston Novel, Book 2
by
MELISSA LENHARDT
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  Genre: Historical / Western / Action-Adventure / Romance
Publisher: Redhook
Date of Publication: May 23, 2017
Number of Pages: 384

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Outlander meets post-Civil War unrest in this action-packed follow up to Sawbones.
Laura Elliston and William Kindle are on the run -- from the Army and from every miscreant in the West eager to claim the $500 bounty for Laura's capture as their own. But the danger isn't just from those pursuing them. Laura and Kindle have demons of their own and a past that won't stay dead. Exhausted, scared, scarred and surrounded by enemies, neither realize the greatest danger is yet to come.




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Melissa Lenhardt is the author the Jack McBride mystery series, as well as the Laura Elliston historical fiction series. Her debut mystery, STILLWATER, was a finalist for the 2014 Whidbey Writers’ MFA Alumni Emerging Writers Contest, and SAWBONES, her historical fiction debut, was hailed as a "thoroughly original, smart and satisfying hybrid, perhaps a new subgenre: the feminist Western" by Lone Star Literary Life. A lifelong Texan, she lives in the Dallas area with her husband and two sons.




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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sovereignty ~ ~ ~ Author Interview, Book Trailer, & Giveaway!

I used to think I knew all the answers; now I no longer even know the questions. 
- Goro


Book Details:

Book Title: Sovereignty by Anjenique Hughes
Category: YA fiction, 262 pages
Genre: Dystopian
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Release date: July 19, 2016
Tour dates: May 15 to June 2, 2017
Content Rating: PG (No F-words, no sexual content, only one kissing scene and mild profanity)


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Book Description:

I used to think I knew all the answers; now I no longer even know the questions. - Goro

Under the totalitarian reign of the 23rd century's world's government- The Sovereign Regime- control is made possible by the identity chip implanted in every human being, recording everything that is seen, done, and experienced.

No more bank accounts.

No more smart phones.

No more secrets.

When Goro inadvertently overhears an exchange of sensitive information, causing him to confront the truth about his world and prompting him to choose his true loyalties, his dream of revolution kicks into high gear. Goro doesn't know he has covert intel in his possession both the SR and the resistance movement are desperate to acquire.

Determined to attempt the impossible task of bringing down the world government, he and his closest friends gain access to the key to ultimately deciding who has sovereignty.

But who will get to Goro first: The resistance or the Sovereign Regime?


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Meet the Author:


With master's degrees in education, special education, and counseling, Anjenique "Jen" Hughes is a high school English and math teacher who loves teaching and mentoring young people. She enjoys traveling and has worked with youth on five continents. Saying she is "young at heart" is an understatement; she is fluent in sarcasm, breaks eardrums with her teacher voice (students have complained when they were within earshot), and cracks sarcastic jokes with the best of her students. Her work with ethnically and socioeconomically diverse youth has inspired her to write books that appeal to a broad variety of students seeking stories of bravery, perseverance, loyalty, and success.
Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

Author Interview:

Q. What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?
When I sat down to write my first book, I was on a serious roll. I knocked out 75% of the book in just one month, writing every single day. It was fabulous- however, I had to halt, because I was going on vacation to China for 5 weeks (I know, tough life). The hardest thing ever was getting back into the groove once I returned from Asia. It took me FOREVER to finish the last section of the book- I learned a valuable lesson: as much as possible, plan your life so you aren’t interrupted when you’re in an awesome writing groove!

Q. What is the easiest thing about writing?
The easiest thing is having the ideas. Putting them down on paper is fairly easy as well. Getting the book published in the traditional way is one of the hardest. There are so many talented authors out there who have written amazing books (I am sure!) who have had a rough time getting them published. It is a daunting task to get a novel published, if you aren’t going the self-published route. Perseverance doesn’t always pan out; it’s a matter of getting your book into the right hands.

Q. Where do you write?
I usually write in a coffee shop. However, my most fruitful periods of writing have come from plugging away on my desk in my own room! It just depends: wherever I can get into “the zone” then that’s where I will set up shop. J

Q. What do you mean when you say “the zone?”
I refer to “the zone” as a place where the writing, dialogue, plot, ideas, anything and everything just flows out of my brain effortlessly. It’s a little hard to describe. My favorite author, Michael Connelly, usually refers to it as “catching the wave.” You get on a roll and the writing comes naturally and everything seems to work that particular day.

Q. Who edited your book and how did you select him/her?
At first I had my brother edit my book. He had experience editing books prior to mine and he was phenomenal at helping me in the beginning. He was a huge support and source of encouragement. After I obtained a publisher, there was a point in which I had 4 different editors working on it at one time! I have a huge amount of respect for editors; it’s a tough job!


BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE:

May 15 - Elsie's Audiobook Digest - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

May 15 - Working Mommy Journal - review / giveaway

May 15 - Corinne Rodrigues - book spotlight / giveaway

May 16 - Books, Dreams, Life - book spotlight / author interview

May 16 - The All Night Library - review / guest post

May 17 - 100 Pages A Day - review / giveaway

May 18 - T's Stuff - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

May 19 - Literary Flits - review / giveaway

May 22 - Zerina Blossom's Books - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

May 23 - Hall Ways Blog - book spotlight / author interview

May 24 - Library of Clean Reads - review / giveaway

May 25 - Reviews in the City - review / author interview

May 26 - Cheryl's Book Nook - review / author interview / giveaway

May 29 - The World As I See It - review / giveaway

May 30 - 3 Partners in Shopping Nana, Mommy, + Sissy, Too! - review / giveaway

May 31 - Books for Books - book spotlight

June 1   - Reading Authors - review / giveaway

June 2   - Haddie's Haven - review / giveaway

June 2   - Sharing Stories - review / giveaway

June 2   - Teresa Edmond-Sargeant - review / guest post



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Monday, May 22, 2017

Waves of Murder: A Fiona Quinn Mystery ~ Spotlight Tour & Giveaway!

Join Fiona and the gang for a hot whodunit on the sandy beaches of Presque Isle, Pennsylvania!


Book Details:

Book Title: Waves of Murder: A Fiona Quinn Mystery
Author: C.S. McDonald
Category: YA Fiction, 190 pages
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: McWriter Books
Release date: April 11, 2017
Tour dates: May 15 to 26, 2017

Content Rating: G (The Fiona Quinn Mysteries are for everyone--adults love the books and they are appropriate for teens and tweens too!)

Book Description:

School’s out for the summer!

Kindergarten teacher, Fiona Quinn is looking forward to spending some quality time in her yard and with her boyfriend, Detective Nathan Landry. However, Fiona’s plans get squelched when her mother volunteers her to edit a manuscript for famous romance author, Wyla Parkes.

What’s so bad about that? The author insists Fiona must work on the manuscript at her beach cottage on Presque Isle--three hours away from her yard and Nathan. Spending six weeks in an adorable cottage on a private beach doesn’t really seem all that bad until people start turning up dead—beginning with the author! Fiona’s summer of sun and sand is instantly transformed into a murder investigation. Can Fiona and Nathan crack the case or will the murderer get away on a wave of deceit?

Join Fiona and the gang for a hot whodunit on the sandy beaches of Presque Isle, Pennsylvania!

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Meet the Author: 

For twenty-six years C.S. McDonald’s life whirled around a song and a dance. She was a professional dancer and choreographer. During that time she choreographed many musicals and an opera for the Pittsburgh Savoyards. In 2011 she retired from her dance career to write. Under her real name, Cindy McDonald, she writes murder-suspense and romantic suspense novels. In 2014 she added the pen name, C.S. McDonald, to write children’s books for her grandchildren. Now she adds the Fiona Quinn Mysteries to that expansion. She decided to write the cozy mystery series for her young granddaughters, and has found that so many adults love them too.

Ms. McDonald resides on her Thoroughbred farm known as Fly by Night Stables near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband, Bill, and her poorly behaved Cocker Spaniel, Allister.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook


BOOK SPOTLIGHT TOUR:

May 15 - Library of Clean Reads - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

May 15 - Book Crazy Scrapbook Mama - book spotlight / giveaway

May 15 - Working Mommy Journal - book spotlight / giveaway

May 15 - Corinne Rodrigues - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

May 16 - Reviews in the City - book spotlight / giveaway

May 16 - Celticlady's Reviews - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

May 16 - Books, Dreams, Life - book spotlight / giveaway

May 16 - Blooming with Books - book spotlight / giveaway

May 17 - Rainy Day Reviews - book spotlight / giveaway

May 17 - Sleuth Cafe - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

May 17 - Zerina Blossom's Books - book spotlight / giveaway

May 17 - Mystery Suspense Reviews - book spotlight / guest post

May 18 - FUONLYKNEW - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

May 18 - The Book Drealms - book spotlight / giveaway

May 18 - Laura's Interests - book spotlight / giveaway

May 18 - #redhead.with.book - book spotlight / giveaway

May 19 - Babs Book Bistro - book spotlight / giveaway

May 19 - Brooke Blogs - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

May 19 -100 Pages a day - book spotlight / giveaway

May 19 - Puddletown Reviews - book spotlight / giveaway

May 22 - Hall Ways Blog - book spotlight / giveaway

May 22 - Literary Flits - book spotlight / giveaway

May 22 - Books for Books - book spotlight

May 22 - Bound 2 Escape - book spotlight / giveaway

May 23 - Kristin's Novel Cafe - book spotlight / giveaway

May 23 - Katie's Clean Book Collection - book spotlight / giveaway

May 23 - Cassidy's Bookshelves - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

May 23 - Travelling Through Words - book spotlight / giveaway

May 24 - Rockin' Book Reviews - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

May 24 - Seasons of Opportunities - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

May 24 - Bookworm Cafe - book spotlight / giveaway

May 25 - JBronder Book Reviews - book spotlight

May 25 - Carole's Book Corner - book spotlight /

May 25 - Deal Sharing Aunt - book spotlight / giveaway

May 26 - 3 Partners in Shopping Nana, Mommy + Sissy, Too! - spotlight / giveaway

May 26 - StoreyBook Reviews - book spotlight / giveaway

May 26 - Jessica Cassidy - book spotlight


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