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Saturday, 25 April 2015

ATKINSON'S APPRENTICE Blitz & Giveaway


The Book

Atkinson's Apprentice by John Paul Bernett
Book 4 of The Reaper Series
Genre: urban fantasy


About Atkinson's Apprentice:
We travel forward six months as the dust from battle settles, and another turbulent time gives way to some much-needed tranquillity.

The Dark Realm had been put to the sword, and its inhabitants removed and turned into positive energy by Mother Nature.

In the other realm, Atkinson and Dewhirst were once again in total control of the Realm of Death, with John Smith proving to be a great choice as Reaper. Also, a feud between the gods of the other realm and the Goddess of Nature which had raged for countless millennia was over, and made for a more stable future for the planet.

Paul Johnson now had three golden scars on his chest, and a wedding to plan with his beloved Dixie.

Sarah and Gavin have their son Paladin on Atkinson’s team, as he begins to learn who he is and why he is to be a full-time resident on the Plane of Existence.

John Smith and Tom Harper are now firmly a couple who have burst onto the gay scene and are most definitely out of their respective closets.

As the disgraced Chief Inspector Crawshaw goes to trial, the police station has once again become the happy place it once was, as the now Chief Detective Superintendent Viktoria Malik had relocated to Paul Johnson’s old police station. Also, she and Linda Harper are moving in together, and their whirlwind romance is bringing talk of wedding bells.
Source: Info in the About Atkinson's Apprentice was from the press kit from the publicity team.

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Meet The Author

About John Paul Bernett:
I have been a story teller all my life but I had a dark secret. A secret that stopped me showing anyone my work. I could neither read or write properly. I was classed as an idiot at school in the days before the word dyslexia was known. I would write story after story sometimes filling a large foolscap jotter (150 pages +)and when finished I would destroy it so no body would see it and laugh at me like they did at school. The very fact that I could not read never limited my stories because My head was full of them and still is to this day. The reason I began to have my work published was down to my wife Beverly Bernett. She used to be a radiology transcriptionist and could type really well. She saw on the computer one of my stories and asked me what it was. Rather embarrassed I said it was a story, she then read it put all the comma's full stops and everything else a story needs to make it readable without changing the words. She then sent it to lulu.com and published it. She then gave me a mantra 'There is no wrong just write'. and here I am writing my fourth novella with one poetry book published as well and two poetry books being edited by her as we speak (11/01/14) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5Yu7.


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Thursday, 23 April 2015

KATIE AND THE NORTH STAR Book Blast & Giveaway


The Book

Katie And The North Star by Bethany Lopez & Katie Lopez
Illustrated by Hetty Mitchell
Genre: kid lit


About Katie And The North Star:
Katie and the North Star is a book filled with adventure, joy, and imagination. Join Katie as she learns why she can’t keep the North Star all to herself.
Source: Info in the About Katie And The North Star was from the press kit from the publicity team.

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Meet The Authors

About Bethany Lopez and Katie Lopez:
Katie and Bethany Lopez are a mother and daughter writing team. Katie is currently navigating through the first grade. She loves reading, writing, and Shopkins. Bethany writes stories for all ages. She enjoys writing full time, and spending time with her family. Katie and the North Star is their first collaboration.


Meet The Illustrator

About Hetty Mitchell:
Graduated from the University of New Mexico in Fine Arts and have worked as an illustrator, designer and art professor all my career. My body of work includes numerous children's books, scholastic materials and editorial illustration. I also have work represented in several private collections including the collection of the late Joan Mondale.

Teaching my craft is a secondary love and I've taught at the college level as well as served as guest speaker for the MN Historical Society, Minnehaha Academy, Harvest Home in Phrao, Thailand and Shamineau East in Inner Mongolia


Giveaway

Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash (winner’s choice)

Contest ends: May 7, 11:59 pm, 2015

Open: Internationally

How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Bethany Lopez and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.


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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

CATERPILLAR SHOES Book Blast & Giveaway


The Book

Caterpillar Shoes by Angela Muse
Illustrated by Ewa Podleś
Genre: kid lit


About Caterpillar Shoes:
Patches is an energetic caterpillar who is trying to decide what activities to do. In the end, she doesn’t put any limits on herself and lives her life to the full.
Source: Info in the About Caterpillar Shoes was from the press kit from the publicity team.

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Meet The Author

About Angela Muse:
Angela was born in California to a military family. This meant that she got used to being the “new kid” in school every couple of years. It was hard trying to make new friends, but Angela discovered she had a knack for writing. In high school Angela began writing poetry and song lyrics. Expressing herself through writing seemed very natural. After becoming a Mom in 2003, Angela continued her storytelling to her own children. In 2009 she wrote and published her first rhyming children’s book aimed at toddlers. Since then she has released several more children’s picture books and released her first young adult romance series, The Alpha Girls, in 2012. Angela’s husband, Ben Muse writes suspense/thriller books that can also be found on Amazon. Check out what else she’s working on by visiting www.4eyesbooks.com


Meet The Illustrator

About Ewa Podleś:
Hi there! My name is Ewa Podleś (pseudonym Rozalek) and I am a children’s illustrator.

You are welcome to view a sample of my work and the published books and other media I illustrated.

I live in Kraków, Poland where I also teach interactive English to young children, ages 2-12.

Apart from drawing I enjoy creating artistic textiles and making stained glass. I am an avid traveler and have backpacked through many countries and cultures, particularly fascinated by the Far East.


Giveaway

$50 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash (winner’s choice)

Contest ends: May 6, 11:59PM, 2015

Open: Internationally

How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Angela Muse and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.


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Monday, 13 April 2015

THE BOATMAN Cover Reveal


The Book


The Boatman by Kat Hawthorne
Genre: middle grade horror


About The Boatman:
Isabel Wixon is weird. Not only does she see dead things, but her list of friends consist of a talkative ventriloquist’s dummy and the gentlemanly spider that lives in her hair. Real friends? Too hard. Inventing friends is much easier.

Inventing the Boatman—a terrible monster that lures kids into a strange sleeping sickness and never lets them go—probably wasn’t one of her better ideas though.
Source: Info in the About The Boatman was from the press kit from the publicity team.

Meet The Author

About Kat Hawthorne:
Kat Hawthorne tends to lurk (somewhat menacingly) in the darker corners of the literary world. In addition to a smattering of published poetry, Kat’s short fiction has appeared in such literary magazines as Underneath the Juniper Tree, Thrills Kills and Chaos, Infernal Ink, Dark Edifice, Shadows Express, Fiction and Verse, and The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society. Her literary novelette, The Oddity, was published by MuseIt Up Publishing on July 11th, 2014. In partnership with Enter Skies Entertainment, Kat wrote the narrative portion of Fearless Fantasy, an online role-playing game published by tinyBuild Games and hosted by Steam. As well as being a nerd of the highest order, Kat is a graduate of Ryerson University’s copy, substantive, and stylistic editing programs and is an acquisitions, line, and copy editor at BookFish Books LLC.

Please visit www.katmhawthorne.com for more information about Kat’s writing, or www.movetothewrite.com to learn about her editing work.


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Saturday, 11 April 2015

WHAT EVERY 6TH GRADER NEEDS TO KNOW Cover Reveal & Giveaway


The Book

What Every 6th Grader Needs To Know by Connie Sokol and Rachelle Christensen
Genre: non-fiction


About What Every 6th Grader Needs To Know:
Is your daughter asking questions about friends, peer pressure, school, and even her weight?

As a mom, are you wondering how to answer them?

Welcome to the club.

But you can relax. Because we’ve asked real sixth-grade girls to dish on their top secret questions. And, we’ve provided time-tested real-life answers that work.

Add to that an enjoyable format. The “Just for Girls” section speaks right to your daughter in words and ways she understands. The “Just for Moms” section talks straight to moms, giving you information, resources, and easy-to-share answers. We include tips for how to start, handle, and enjoy the conversations no matter the situation.

Create connected conversations with your daughter as you explore these life questions together. Get plain facts and jumpstart questions. Discuss the provided scenarios so she can practice responses to use in real-time. Download decorative cards with positive statements and fun fill-in sentences.

Use What Every Girl Needs to Know About 6th Grade to make it happen. Together, answer questions and create connection.

You got this.
Source: Info in the About What Every 6th Grader Needs To Know was from the press kit from the publicity team.

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Goodreads Book Giveaway
What Every 6th Grader Needs To Know: 10 Secrets to Connect Moms & Daughters by Connie Sokol & Rachelle Christensen
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Praise for What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know 10 Secrets to Connect Moms & Daughters
"At a time when so many barriers are straining mother/daughter relationships, and our daughter's esteem is being attacked from every side, “What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know” gives mothers the tools they need to communicate (even about the tough stuff). It gives daughters the confidence to know that they have what it takes to survive the unique transitional years. Whether your relationship with your daughter is strained, or you want to strengthen what is already strong, use this smart and savvy information. You and your girl(s) will learn how to thrive through the teen years.”
--Heather Ann Johnson M.S. Adjunct Faculty, BYU, Mother to 5 girls

“With conflicting messages today, it's easy for moms and daughters to get confused and overwhelmed. This book bestows all the wisdom you want to pour into your daughter's heart and mind in a fun, non-threatening way. Dread turns into confidence as you realize you have the tools to face those teenage years TOGETHER and have a ball doing it.”
--Rachel Skinner, Mother of nine, Social Worker

“This book provided a wonderful bonding experience for me and my daughter. As parents we always think we know how our child is doing. Then we get into a deep conversation and realize that compared to what we thought, they are doing either so much better or are suffering so much more. But they hold those feelings back to protect us. Sometimes they fear that talking about it means more pain, but this books shows that talking is healing, especially when we know how.”
—Karrie Glazner, Mother of Three Wonderful Kids


Meet The Authors

About Rachelle Christensen:
Rachelle J. Christensen is a mother of five who loves connecting with her children and wrote this book in answer to questions from her two daughters. She also has an amazing husband, three cats, and five chickens. An award-winning author, she has written several mystery/suspense novels, and she solves the mystery of the missing shoe on a daily basis. Rachelle graduated cum laude from Utah State University with a degree in psychology and a music minor. She enjoys singing and songwriting, playing the piano, running, motivational speaking, and, of course, reading.


About Connie Sokol:
Connie E. Sokol is a mother of seven and a favorite local and national speaker for over fifteen years. She is a core contributor on KSL TV's “Studio 5 with Brooke Walker” and a national blogger for "Motherhood Matters" at www.ksl.com. She is a former TV and radio host for Bonneville Communications and newspaper and magazine columnist. Mrs. Sokol is the author of twelve books including Faithful, Fit & Fabulous; Create a Powerful Life Plan; The Life is Too Short Collection; 40 Days with the Savior; and Caribbean Crossroads. Mrs. Sokol marinates in time spent with her family and eating decadent treats.


Giveaway

$25 Giveaway

Enter to win an Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends 5/1/15

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by readinglight.com. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.



Friday, 3 April 2015

LONG LOST FAMILY Cover Reveal & Giveaway


The Book

Long Lost Family by Lore Ree
Genre: Contemporary Fiction


About Long Lost Family:
Lisa Hughston’s life is perfect. With a doting husband, two handsome little boys, and a job she loves as a nurse, she’s done the one thing she always vowed to do: rise above everyone who told her she would amount to nothing more than a high school dropout and drug addict. Just like her mother.

There’s only one problem in her seemingly flawless life … she doesn't know anything about her husband’s past.

Christopher knows the truth about who he is and where he came from wouldn’t just hurt his wife. It would destroy her. He’s done—and vows to continue doing—everything in his power to keep that side of him buried forever. But when Lisa unknowingly befriends his estranged family, she sends their once perfect life into a tailspin.

Will they survive the fallout when she discovers who he really is and the secrets he’s been hiding?
Source: Info in the About Long Lost Family was from the press kit from the publicity team.

Excerpt:
Long Lost Family

An Unedited Excerpt

The shuffling near the front door caught her attention, but Lisa didn't turn around. Tensing, she clung to the couch in an almost futile attempt to gather strength for the fight she knew was coming.

"So you're really not letting me see the boys today?"

"You lied," she whispered, her voice thick and hoarse from tears. "Is Christopher even your real name?”

Behind her, her husband cleared his throat but didn't answer. Nothing would dig him out of the hole he'd created, and frankly he was tired of all the fighting.

"It's funny." Lisa shook her head, forcing out a humorless laugh. "After all this time and after everything I've tried ... I still ended up just like my mother. I watched her—year after year, guy after guy losing herself. Changing herself for these losers that weren't worth her spit. I swore I'd never be like that." She snapped her head around to face him. Guarded eyes stared back at her. A hard set jaw unflinching and unwelcoming. She’s caved to that look dozens of times over the years, but today, she refused to back down. "Then you came along. You are the one who wanted a wife, and a family, and a home. You're the one who asked me you marry you. Everything you've ever wanted I've given you. Everything I do, every breath I take revolves around you and the boys. All you’ve ever had to do was tell me the truth. That's all. I've done everything for you and you couldn't do this one thing for me."

"Would you have said yes?" Christopher’s deep voice cut through the moment. "If I'd told you—if you had known What I'd done. Where I'd come from, and who I was. Would we have had all of this?" He gestured around the room. A broken picture frame still lied on the ground. "Would you have married me then? Would you have had my children knowing the blood that would run through their veins? Would you have fought to make a life with me? Tell me now that my past wouldn't have made a difference, and I'll get on my hands and knees and beg for your forgiveness."

"No," Lisa admitted after a long, reflective stretch of silence.

"Then stop demanding an apology we both know you don't deserve."

"An apology I don't deserve?" she repeated in shock. The words echoed in her ears, rattling her brain and shattering every shred of desire she had left to deal with this version of her husband—this stranger that had infiltrated their lives. Six months ago, he would have moved heaven and earth to make up for something asinine like forgetting the milk on his way home from work. Now, after being faced with their very existence being a lie, she wasn't worthy of getting a simple 'I'm sorry.'

"I would say I don't even know who you are anymore, but the truth is I never did, did I?”


Meet The Author

About Lore Ree:
Lore Ree is a daydreaming, contemporary fiction writer.

When she isn't writing you can find her reading sweet romances and binge watching Crime shows.

Born in New York, raised in Florida, and matured in Massachusetts, she considers herself an East Coast baby. At the moment, she resides in Florida with her family.

Her debut novel, RICOCHET, was released in July 2014.

Other Book(s) By Lore Ree:
RICOCHET


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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

AT THE CORNER OF KING STREET Promo & Giveaway


The Book

At The Corner Of King Street by Mary Ellen Taylor
Genre: contemporary paranormal romance


About At The Corner Of King Street:
Addie Morgan wants nothing more than to start of new life and leave her past behind. Then she’s been pulled out of her promising, stable life and away from her fiancé by her aunt who insists she return to Alexandria to deal with the family’s latest crisis. Once there she contends with her sister Janet’s mental illness, the curse that has plagued generations of the women in her family, Janet’s newborn, and her aunt’s failing business. Addie, woefully unprepared to deal with an infant, now has one to care for 24/7 while trying to keep her job and hold on to her fiancé, who knows nothing about her family’s troubled history.

As in her earlier novels, Mary Ellen draws upon historic accounts of Old Town Alexandria and its legends. For AT THE CORNER OF KING STREET, that meant looking back at the founding and earliest days of the city, including tales of family curses and witchcraft.
Source: Info in the About At The Corner Of King Street was from the press kit from the publicity team.

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Meet The Author

About Mary Ellen Taylor:
Mary Ellen Taylor grew up in a southern family that embraced stories of all kinds, from a well-told anecdote to a good yarn or a tall tale. It may have been inevitable that she would take her storytelling heritage to new heights, moving beyond the oral tradition to become a published author.

An accomplished baker, Mary Ellen shares some of the challenges and comforts of those pursuits in her Union Street Bakery novels, The Union Street Bakery and Sweet Expectations, and even manages to insert baking tips into At the Corner of King Street. On a more intimate level, she also explores adoption and family in all three books, an interest which stems from her own family. Her grandmother was adopted as was her daughter, and Mary Ellen has been active in bringing attention to issues regarding adoption, including the concerns faced by adoptees through adulthood.

Mary Ellen was born and has spent most of her life in Richmond, but also lived in Alexandria for four years. She received her degree in English from Virginia’s Hollins University, and worked in marketing and sales before she committed to writing full time. Today, she is well known for her suspense novels written as Mary Burton. Those twenty-three books and five novellas have brought praise from readers and reviewers and her work has appeared on The New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. The Union Street Bakery was her first novel as Mary Ellen Taylor.

When not digging for mysteries in Alexandria's history or arranging murders, Mary is involved with Coordinators2inc, a lifetime adoption resource organization, and Sisters-in-Crime's Virginia chapter. She and her husband spend time alternately enjoying and lamenting their newly empty nest and spoiling their miniature dachshunds, Buddy, Bella and Tiki.




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