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Monday, 22 September 2014

FAIRYTALE APOCALYPSE Blog Tour & Giveaway


The Book

Fairytale Apocalypse by Jacqueline Patricks
Book 1 in The Verge series
Genre: Fantasy Dystopia


About Fairytale Apocalypse:
A romance of apocalyptic proportions

Two worlds bound by magic…
Three people joined by destiny…

Lord Kagan Donmall rules the Verge, the border that protects the magical Fae Inlands from the mundane mortal world. Recently, the Verge has been failing and he suspects the source of magic is fading. His prayers to Danu have gone unanswered, until now.

The young mortal, Lauren Montgomery, hears the message of Danu and eagerly agrees to be the Lady of the Verge, for she desires more than a mundane life.

But Lauren’s twin sister, Tessa-ever her sister’s protector, challenges the decision. The Verge falls, and the Fae and mortal worlds suffer a double apocalypse.

Now Kagan, Lauren, and Tessa must survive in this new, hostile world and discover a way to repair that which has been destroyed while navigating the bonds of duty, love, and vengeance.
Source: Info in the About Fairytale Apocalypse was from the press kit from the publicity team.

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Excerpt:
“Get out of my way, Paul.”

Still covered in blood, sweat and filth, Kagan pushed off the armory’s door frame where he’d been leaning the last few minutes since they’d left the battle. Tensing, he prepared to intervene should Tessa need him; however, his presence seemed to have been forgotten, and he watched as their bodies strained around each other but never touched in an awkward dance.

Tessa tried to sidestep the large man, but Paul blocked her again, his arms outstretched. “Think 'bout what you’re doin'.”

“I am.” She feinted far left, then dodged right.

His bulkiness ended up faltering against her speed and flexibility. Paul’s cussing amused Kagan, who smirked and relaxed his stance on the jamb.

Paul laid a restraining hand on her shoulder.

“Don’t touch me!” Tessa pivoted and gripped his wrist, twisting his arm beyond its natural angle.

His torso moved in the direction of her arm lock, but he didn’t step back. Kagan saw pain in Paul’s brown eyes, but he never released the smallest sound acknowledging it. They stared each other down, Paul’s jaw muscles jumping and bunching beneath his stubble while Tessa pushed his arm farther into the lock.

Paul leaned in close to Tessa, his voice so low Kagan barely heard him. “You don’t need to do this.”

“The hell I don’t!” She shoved him so hard he fell onto a stack of food boxes on a nearby table, scattering them like roaches. A few burst open, exposing a type of curved, dried pasta Kagan once ate covered in vibrant orange cheese sauce, bland but satisfying. Seeing it again made his stomach growl. Later, he sighed, partially resigned to never eating again, best to deal with this first.

Turning from the stunned Paul, Tessa started gathering supplies, heedlessly stuffing them into a large olive-green rucksack. No words passed between the three for several moments, only the sounds of metal and pre-packaged containers being slide into the bag filled the room. Paul shook out his arm and exchanged a guarded look with Kagan. Cocking a brow, Kagan frowned at Paul, who continued to brush off his dignity.

Paul mouthed—Well?—at him.

As if she’ll listen to me. Cautiously, Kagan approached her from behind, grateful that his facial markings had faded shortly after he’d sworn his vow to her. “Tessa.”

 She jumped, face agog with shock as if she didn’t recognize him in that instant. Her long brown hair hung in matted hanks, a few frizzy strands drifting about her head like a wretched halo. Dirt and dried gore painted her face, making her dilated chestnut eyes appear black. He knew he looked no better, could feel his clothes and hair stiffening as the blood dried. But Tessa—

She was gruesome. She was magnificent. His cock twitched, hardening, urged along by the coppery taste of mortal blood lingering on his tongue. He could hardly restrain his urge to strip her naked, slam her against a wall, and bury himself inside her carnage-soaked body, to forcefully take her as done in ancient times when their worlds existed as one in harmony. Thrusting, pounding, dominating, his ears begged to hear her scream his name in—

“What?” she snapped, pulling him from his lust-addled delusion.

Damn Fae bloodlust! Frustrated for numerous reasons, he growled at her and quickly stepped back to clear his nostrils of Tessa’s primitive scent. Mentally slapping himself, he wished for a cold spring in which to dunk his overheated hormones. He pinched his nose, then cleared his throat. “Whatever your plan to rescue Lady Lauren, you’ll not attempt it without me.”


Meet The Author

About Jacqueline Patricks:
As a teen, writing became my passion, and like most aspiring writers, my work was terrible, immature, cliched drivel. I enlisted in the Army, attended college for my creative writing degree, became a paramedic for twenty years (one of the few at the time with a degree), then switched careers into IT. Crazy, huh? Throughout my life, I’ve traveled far and pushed myself hard, striving to try almost anything at least once (except skydiving unless the plane is on fire).

I write like I live. Come and explore my imagination.



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Fairytale Apocalypse
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Friday, 19 September 2014

LITTLE DOLL


The Book

Little Doll by Melissa Jane
Book 1 in the Bittersweet Duet
Genre: thriller suspense


About Little Doll:
Laila had already overcome many heartbreaking obstacles in her twenty-five years… but none compared to this. With her brother missing and no other family to speak of, Laila has no idea of the evil that shadows her every move. Now in the hands of a notorious cartel family, she quickly learns that trust and betrayal are a deadly mix.

Aiden had a plan. One that was operating smoothly until Laila surfaced in his father’s mansion. With time against him, he must work night and day to right the wrongs that threaten to expose his ultimate betrayal.

Juan and Aiden share many differences, but the one thing that threatens to tear their family apart is the one thing they want to claim as their own, no matter what the costs.

This series continues with Part Two: Crimson Desert (Bittersweet Duet)

WARNING: This book contains violence, and sexual themes. Intended for readers 18+
Source: Info in the About Little Doll was from the press kit from the publicity team.

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Meet The Author

About Melissa Jane:
A recent bloomer in the writing world, Melissa Jane has delved into a complex world where light and dark clash in unforgivable ways. Romanticism takes on darker influences while malevolence attempts to interfere with courage. Jane knows no boundaries when it comes to discovering the endless personalities that exist within our world. No one is exempt from love, not even those condemned to a life of pain and betrayal where revenge is the only safe passage to true freedom.

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Thursday, 18 September 2014

A SOUL TO SHINE Book Tour & Giveaway


The Book

A Soul To Shine by Jennifer Ott
Genre: Literary Fiction, New Adult


About A Soul To Shine:
From the outside, starlet Olivia Hammond has it all — fame, fortune and a Hollywood hunk boyfriend. No one suspects her rising self-doubts and anxieties. In order to escape the realities of her chaotic world, she dives into an Oscar quality role of a young woman trapped in the horrors of postwar Berlin. It is here that Olivia feels most comfortable.

Her real and fictional lives collide when the director casts Dimitri Malakhov, a Russian porn star, as her costar. She immediately fears her image and reputation will be tainted. Personally and professionally, she must face what frightens her most — exposing herself, her fears, her imperfections and her desires to the world.

The experience of filming the movie with Dimitri and being on location in Berlin destroy her prejudices and judgments. It shatters all her illusions and perceptions. When liberated from her own confines, her life and love truly shine.

Manchmal das Herz muss zerstört werden, um zu heilen.
Sometimes the heart needs to be broken in order to heal.
Source: Info in the About A Soul To Shine was from the press kit from the publicity team.

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“You and I are now time itself, not just the city,
The whole world is taking part in our decision.
We are more than just the two of us now.
We embody something.
We are sitting in the People’s Square
And it’s full of people with the same dream as ours.
We define the game for all.
I’m ready.”

Wings of Desire
Wim Wenders
Peter Handke


Excerpt:
Wings of Desire

The theater was surprisingly crowded for a weekday afternoon. Olivia wondered if the patrons were tourists or Berliners. From the voices, she heard they were mostly native. Olivia paid for their tickets. Dimitri bought a round of beers and the two found seats in the darkened theater.

Both were sullen and quiet as other people entered to watch the movie. Olivia listened to the soft German whispers. She glanced at Dimitri, who seemed a mile away. There was no doubt his mind was on Daniella. It had to be the worst feeling, making love to a man knowing he loved another woman. Guilt, shame and overwhelming disappointment shrouded her once liberated mood.

Soon after the movie began, Olivia started to cry, but it wasn’t the movie. She felt as though she was watching her own life. Why am I me? Why am I not you? Who am I? The questions were so complex, yet so simple. If the questions were so simple, why are they so hard to answer?

She didn’t remember when sadness annexed her life, but she was able to see it in pictures and hear it in her voice. She became crass and blunt. What was it that made me this way? Was it really Trent? I care for him. He is a good man. Is it movies? Is it the fans, the media? There was really no one she could blame her angst on; it just existed inside her. Numbness arose when there was no release. Sex became unfulfilling. The limelight ceased to excite. Designer gowns did not differ from ten-dollar rags. The movies she made no longer inspired.

Wings of Desire character Marion struck her deeply—the winged beauty on the trapeze. She flew so high and with ease for everyone to admire, but inside she was haunted by sadness and fear. No one saw her pain; she never showed it, yet every performance she thought of letting go and falling to her death. Every performance was a near act of suicide. This is my life, Olivia thought.


Goodreads Book Giveaway

A Soul To Shine by Jennifer Ott

A Soul To Shine

by Jennifer Ott

Giveaway ends October 10, 2014.

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Meet The Author

About Jennifer Ott:
Inspiration comes from watching way too much Monty Python. The abstract and the absurd way of looking at normal life, not only offers humor, but questions many problems in society in a light-hearted manner. If we can laugh at ourselves, if we can laugh at life, problems do not seem quite so difficult to tackle.  In fact, problems are not as complicated as they seem; everything is very simple. If you can laugh at it, write about it and read about it, most likely one would think about it.

Author Jennifer Ott has written several satire fiction, Wild Horses, The Tourist and two non-fiction books Love and Handicapping and Ooh Baby Compound Me! She recently published, Serenidipidus and Edge of Civilization. She also is the host of the SuperJenius Internet Radio show on Artist First radio Network.

Jennifer Ott lives in Long Beach, California, enjoys the sun, the sand, the surf and lots of Mexican food.


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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

FOR LOVE AND COUNTRY Blog Tour & Giveaway

Horstberg Saga

The Book

For Love And Country by Elizabeth D. Michaels
Book 3 in The Horstberg Saga
Genre: historical romance


About For Love And Country:
When A Man Is Torn Between Honoring His Country And The Woman He Loves, The Best Option Might Be To Choose Both.

When Maggie du Woernig willfully ignores her parents’ admonitions and entangles herself with Nik Koenig, she is certain he’s the only man who will make her happy. Blind to Nik’s real intentions, she throws herself recklessly into a situation that could not only destroy her life but compromise the safety of her country.

Han Heinrich has resigned himself to working in the castle stables, mostly as an excuse to have contact each day with Maggie. His aspirations for a more fulfilling career seem fruitless, in spite of his father’s position as the duke’s highest advisor. But when Han learns about Maggie’s precarious situation, he is willing to sacrifice everything to protect the woman he loves, and to save the country he would die for. He only hopes that someday Maggie will forgive him.
Source: Info in the About For Love And Country was from the press kit from the publicity team.

Other Books in The Horstberg Saga:
Behind The Mask (Horstberg Saga #1) A Matter Of Honor (Horstberg Saga #2)
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Praise
I completely enjoyed this book. The character development is fantastic. The author has a great sense of emotional storytelling that wraps you into the story as if you know,and can fully relate to the characters. This is the kind of story that touches the heart and the spirit. Well done. I look forward to the next chapter in the Horstberg Saga.

This book kept me so interested, I had a hard time putting it down. Suspense, love without smut, emotions that so relate to everyday life. This author touched on it all. Such in depth understanding of human emotions with the characters.

Firstly, I loved that this was a VOLUME! And what a great story to really sink my teeth into and get settled in with for more than just one sitting! Well written and thoroughly satisfying.


Meet The Author

About Elizabeth D. Michaels:
Elizabeth D. Michaels began writing at the age of sixteen, immersing herself ever since in the lives created by her vivid imagination. Beyond her devotion to family and friends, writing has been her passion for nearly three decades. While she has more than fifty published novels under the name Anita Stansfield and is the recipient of many awards, she boldly declares The Horstberg Saga as the story she was born to write, with many volumes in the works. She is best known for her keen ability to explore the psychological depths of human nature, bringing her characters to life through the timeless struggles they face in the midst of exquisite dramas. For more information, please visit her author page on WhiteStarPress.com.



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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

WHITEHALL PUBLISHING Book Tour & Giveaway

Whitehall Publishing Tour

The Books

Gold by Steve Bartholomew
Genre: Western Historical


About Gold:
In the year 1850 Marcus Gale must get out of New York due to some unfortunate gambling debts. He takes passage on a sidewheel steamer headed for the California gold rush. He's signed on as stoker, without knowing what that is. In the three month voyage to the new land, he works his way to assistant engineer, is nearly killed, foils a kidnapping, and brings gold to California, among other adventures.
Source: Info in the About Gold was from the press kit from the publicity team.

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Excerpt:
Marcus shoveled. He wondered if it would be all right to take his shirt off. Mr. Lewis had been wearing his, but Marcus found the room hot after living for weeks out in the New York winter. He compromised by opening his buttons.

He thought he could handle shoveling coal, though he quickly began to wish for a pair of gloves. Already he was getting a blister. But he didn’t have to shovel constantly. There were three furnaces, but only one was being used, as yet. He watched the needle on the pressure gauge. When it began to rise, he stopped shoveling awhile and studied his surroundings with some fear. There were a great many valves, levers, and wheels. He had never been this close to an engine before, at least not one this big. The boiler was all polished brass; he could see his own face in it, distorted and demonic. Steam leaked steadily from some of the pipes, turning the space into something like a Turkish bath. He had an uneasy feeling that any moment now the great machine would begin to run by itself, having a mind of its own, and there would be no way to stop it. He thought wistfully about his idea of joining a wagon train west. But it was too late for that. He was already in Hell.


The Special by J E Pendleton
Genre: Historical Fiction/ War Fiction


About The Special:
A call from a stranger leads me on a journey I could never have imagined. The caller said he had my uncle’s car. How could this be? My uncle died in WW II when his plane was shot down over the Bay of Biscay off the coast of England. After some questioning I realized I had the opportunity of a lifetime. An opportunity to learn a bit about the uncle I had heard about my entire life, an uncle who died 3 years before I was born, an uncle I had always wanted to know more about. I also was being given the gift of a car that had been built by this uncle’s own hands and the hands of those he had been close to in his final years. The real treasure was the bond I formed with a man and the incredible story he told. The story of my uncle, the building of the car, and the people they both loved.

The Special is a fact based novel; the story of family, love and trust in the face of worldwide catastrophe. In 1941 Billy Pendleton hitch-hiked to California to seek his fortune not knowing what the future held. After encouragement from his new found friend and landlord he is soon building an automobile to set speed records and rubbing elbows with some true legends of motor racing history. Into this heady world walked the woman that would change his life forever. As the car is built romance blooms and the world slips into a war that will touch every person on the planet.
Source: Info in the About The Special was from the press kit from the publicity team.

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Excerpt:
I walked in to hear my least favorite words, “hold on, he just walked in” my wife was saying. After forty years at the phone company I knew any call for me was trouble. What I didn’t realize was that my life was about to change forever.

After a fifteen minute conversation with a total stranger I hung up the phone and without another word headed to the bar; I needed a drink.

“What was that all about?” Nancy asked.

“You won’t believe me if I tell you,” I said, as I poured a pair of drinks.

“Try me.” She said.

“That was a guy from California and he claims to have a car my uncle Billy built.”

“But your uncle Billy died in World War II.”

“I know, 1944 to be exact.”

“But this guy is in California? How could he have anything that belonged to your uncle?”

“I know Billy hitchhiked to San Diego after he graduated from high school to work for Consolidated Aircraft.”

“Did he “build” a car, what does that mean?”

“I don’t know, but what I do know is I have to get to San Diego as quickly as I can.” I emptied my glass and poured another.

I couldn’t sleep that night. My mind raced with the possibilities from Bob Mercer’s call, I was excited and anxious to call his father, Frank. I waited as long as I could stand it and called at 11 AM Central time, reasoning to myself that surely anyone in a rest home was up and around by 9 AM.

The phone rang twice and then was answered by a strong male voice. I asked if this was Frank Mercer and the voice replied it was. I introduced myself and told him about Bob’s call the night before.

“Yes, Bob has already called me. I was expecting your call,” he said.

“Mr. Mercer,” I replied, “I’m calling to find out about my Uncle Billy’s car.”

“Your Uncle Billy and my dad, they built that car together. Your uncle, he was one of the best mechanics I ever knew, and I’ve known a few. They were partners in the car, you know. I’m old and I don’t know how much longer I’ll be around. I made a promise to myself that I would keep my dad’s word to your uncle that the car would be there when he came back. And besides all that, Sally wanted it that way. It was the least I could do for all the people that had a hand in building the Special, it’s like a member of my family that car. Bob, my son, hell he just wants it gone so he can sell the land. Money in his pocket is all he gives a shit about.”

“You knew my uncle then?”

“Hell yes I knew him, knew him well, he was the closest thing to a big brother I ever had. He lived in my dad’s house with us you know.”


The Children’s Crusade by Cheryl Pula
Book 1 in The Eighth Air Force Series
Genre: Historical Fiction


About The Children’s Crusade:
This is the first in a series of 7 books on the B-17 bomber crews in World War II England. All the “action sequences” are based on the actual experiences of men who flew with the 8th in the war, and were personally interviewed by the author. The story begins:

It was February 1942 when two future B-17 pilots began their training from Primary to Advanced Flight School where they become best friends. Join Captain Jack Harrington (age 22), the pilot, a Nebraska farm boy; Lieutenant Matt Moore (age 21), the copilot who is half Cheyenne Indian; Lieutenant Dale Kennedy (22), the navigator, a high school teacher; Lieutenant Kenny Donnelly (21), the bombardier, the son of a multimillionaire; and gunners that include Sergeant Keith McNeil (24), a career Army man; Sergeant Greg Cerminaro (19), a college student until the war intervened; Sergeant Al Schulze (19), a bottle capper from a Wisconsin brewery; Sergeant Joe Angelino (21), a longshoreman; Sergeant Jim Robinson (20), a truck driver, and Sergeant Tad Furmanski (18), a Polish national who survived the horrors of the Auschwitz death camp, as they move to England and become members of the 324th Squadron of the 91st Bombardment Group (heavy), stationed at United States Army Air Force Station #121. Fly with the rookies through their first mission to bomb German airfields at Romilly-Sur-Seine, France, on December 20, 1942. Listen to their reactions to the shock of combat and relate what it is actually like to fly dangerous daylight precision bombing missions.
Source: Info in the About The Children’s Crusade was from the press kit from the publicity team.

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Excerpt:
Dale finished dressing. He went to his footlocker and took out a letter he had written to Susan the night they arrived at the base. They had not been there long when he heard that on any given day, a bomber had a one in three chance of returning from a mission. He promptly sat down and wrote the letter. In it, he told her how he felt about what he was doing, and what he was about to do. He told her how he felt about her, how deeply he loved her and always would. He wrote things he knew he would never have been able to speak in words, but could only articulate by writing. They were things he wanted Susan to know in case he never saw her again. Once he finished, he sealed it in an envelope and addressed it. He studied the letter a long moment while he held it in his hand, then placed it on the top of his footlocker.

All crew members left letters. It was a silently acknowledged fact among the crews that if a man did not return, whoever did would mail the letter. None of the letters were ever opened except by the recipient. It was unthinkable for any survivor to even consider opening a letter left by someone who had been lost. The thoughts and words in the letter were between the crewman and his loved ones and no one else. The privacy of the letters was respected. It was sacred.

At that moment, all over the base, other crewmen were doing the same. Those that were married wrote to their wives and parents. The single men wrote to parents, girlfriends, fiancés, sisters and brothers. All over Bassingbourn, letters were being left on bunks, footlockers, shelves and tables. They all wrote because they knew that before the day was over, some of them would be dead. Death had become an undeniable fact of life.


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WHITEHALL PUBLISHING Tour

Meet The Authors

Steve Bartholomew
About Steve Bartholomew:
The author was born a long time ago. He spent three years in the US Army where he learned a lot of vital skills, such as how to use a soldering iron and screwdriver, as well as how to make the bed, mop the floor, and wash dishes. He grew up and spent most of his life in San Francisco. After obtaining a useless liberal arts degree, he became a social worker and did more than 20 years in the mean streets of New York City, San Francisco, and rural California. He is now devoted to writing books, which he should have been doing in the first place. He has written some science fiction and fantasy, but is now mainly interested in tales of the Old West. In this case, The Old West means California, Nevada, and especially Old San Francisco. Steve has currently eight novels in print, with a ninth, “The Inventor,” due for publication by September 1. Two others are completed and in the pipeline.


About J E Pendleton:
J. E. (Jim) Pendleton was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. He has had an interest in automobiles and history for most of his life. He spent several years as an SCCA road racer and a lifetime involved with hotrods. It wasn’t until after he retired from a long career in the telecommunications industry that Jim decided to pursue another of his dreams and write his first book.

His first novel, The Special, was born from his love of family, hotrods and history. These are topics that are sure to be the center of future works. He is currently working on a series of novels where a young China Marine watches regional conflict explode into what becomes World War II. Jim has long considered World War II the single most important historical event of the twentieth century. His father fought in the Pacific and his uncle, Billy Pendleton is the main character in The Special and was lost in the Battle of the Atlantic.


About Cheryl Pula:
A native of New York Mills, New York, Cheryl Pula is a retired Reference Librarian. She is a Regents graduate of New York Mills Jr.-Sr. High School, with a concentrate in science and mathematics. Cheryl attended Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, New York, where she received an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts, then went to SUNY Oswego, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in the Russian Language with a minor in German. She was on the Dean’s List at both schools. After substitute teaching in the New York Mills Union Free School District for five years for both foreign language and special education classes, she went back to school and received a Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she is a lifetime member of the University of Michigan Alumni Association. Her first library position was as the supervisor of the Lending Department at the Mid-York Library System in Utica, where she performed all the reference work for the system’s 43 member libraries. After almost ten years, she became the Head of the Adult Services Department at the Utica Public Library in Utica, then in 1987, the Reference Librarian at the Dunham Public Library in Whitesboro. Though officially retired in August 2011, she now works part-time at the New York Mills Public Library in New York Mills, NY.

In 1988, she was awarded the New York Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Award. She served on the Board of Trustees of the New York Mills Public Library. Cheryl also teaches for the Mohawk Valley Institute for Learning in Retirement at SUNYIT in Marcy, New York, teaching a variety of historical subjects to retirees who are interested continuing their education. She has taught courses on unsolved historical mysteries; the American Civil War; World War II; The Titanic and several other topics.

Cheryl was a founding member of the New York Mills Historical Society, and served as its first president in the late 1970’s. She is currently the village historian of New York Mills and President of The History Club, which she founded in Whitesboro in 1995. She is the club’s newsletter editor. She is also the founder, current secretary and newsletter editor of the General Daniel Butterfield Civil War Round Table in Whitesboro. She is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of the Arthur Moran Post #66 in Camden, New York, as well as an honorary member of the Memphis Belle Memorial Association of Memphis, Tennessee. She is known around the central New York area for presenting a number of historical lectures (89 to be exact!) on topics from the Titanic to the first moon landing in July 1969. Cheryl was elected “Historian of the Year” by the Oneida County Historian’s Association in 2006. In 2010, she was listed in Who’s Who In America.

She is an author, having written on Irish immigrants to the Utica area in a book entitled Ethnic Utica, published in 1994 by Utica College. With her brother, she is co-author and co-editor of a book on the Civil War regiments from Oneida County, which was published by the Eugene Nassar Ethnic Studies Department of Utica College in November 2010 entitled, With Courage and Honor: Oneida County’s Role in the Civil War. She is a contributing author, co-editor and served as proofreader for The Polish-American Encyclopedia, published by McFarlane Publishers in January 2011. For her work on the Encyclopedia, she has just been awarded the Polish-American Historical Society’s Distinguished Achievement Award. She is author of a novel, the first in a proposed series about Eighth Air Force bomber crews in World War II England, titled The Children’s Crusade, was published in October 2011 by Whitehall Publishing. At this point, six more have been published: The Ragged Irregulars (April 2012); The Rookie (July 2012); A Wing and a Prayer (January 2013); Maximum Effort (July 2013); The Dogs of War (January 2014) and Above and Beyond (July 2014). The eighth in the series, Some Gave All is currently in the writing stage.


Follow   The   Tour
September 14 - Introduction at VBT Café Blog
September 15 - Spotlight at 3 Partners In Shopping - Nana, Mommy & Sissy Too!
Spotlight at Coffee, Books & Art
September 16 - Spotlight at Cherry Mischievous
September 17 - Guest Blogging at Mythical Books (Steve Bartholomew)
September 18 - Guest Blogging at Mythical Books (J.E. Pendleton)
September 19 - Guest Blogging at Mythical Books (Cheryl Palu)
September 19 - Guest Blogging at Lori's Reading Corner
Spotlight at Deal Sharing Aunt
September 20 - Guest Blog & Review at My Life, Loves and Passions


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