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Monday, February 20, 2017

Blog Tour with #review Planted by @TompkinsFalls



Cozy Mystery
Date Published: June 2016
Publisher: Asdee Press

It’s Monday of spring break when Professor Lyssa Pennington’s backyard garden project unearths a loaded revolver. With no record of violence at their address and no related cold case, the Tompkins Falls police have no interest. But the Penningtons and a friend with the State Police believe there’s a body somewhere. Whose? Where? And who pulled the trigger?





Review



I love C.T. Collier's novels. They are always so fun and so fresh. I have read so many of her novels and am still blown away with her ability to bring us characters who we care about time and again.

I loved that the author was able to balance a humorous moments and mystery all in this novel. Everything offsets each other perfectly.

I personally enjoyed the relationships forged with secondary characters as well. 


C. T. Collier was born to solve logic puzzles, wear tweed, and drink Earl Grey tea. Her professional experience in cutthroat high tech and backstabbing higher education gave her endless opportunity to study intrigue. Add to that her longtime love of mysteries, and it’s no wonder she writes academic mysteries that draw inspiration from traditional whodunits. Her setting: entirely fictional, Tompkins College is no college and every college, and Tompkins Falls, is a blend of several Finger Lakes towns, including her hometown, Seneca Falls, NY (AKA Bedford Falls from It’s a Wonderful Life).

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Facebook: /kate.collier.315
Twitter: @TompkinsFalls


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Friday, February 17, 2017

PROMO Blitz: Scars and Tattoos from Stephanie Rollins



Romantic Erotica
Date Published: January 2, 2017

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Eliza Jane returns home to Coats, North Carolina after the end of her abusive marriage. Her family and friends help her find herself. Along her path of self-discovery, she learns to overcome the PTSD that years of abuse left her with. Will she ever feel worthy of her family, friends, community? Will she ever accept love? Will she let the marks her husband left on her body prevent her from being sexually intimate? This is a story of struggle and hope. It is a story of the strength of family and community. It is also a story about the need for every woman to have her own tribe of friends. In spite of the intense battles Eliza Jane struggles with, she takes on many challenges and has great times with quirky friends. 
Note: This book is written in first-person point of view. Note: This book is written in one point of view.

** A Siren Erotic Romance

Other Books by Stephanie Rollins:


Plain and Simple
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Release Date: June 2016

After 20 years of marriage to a narcissist, Elizabeth, a commercial real estate agent and appraiser, finds freedom in his death. Now, she sets out to find out who she really is while conquering her bucket list with her best friend, Jane. She finds solace with the Millers', an Amish family, who lives in Cub Run, Kentucky.She takes bread-making lessons from Ms. Miller. She finds love and great sex with a plain man, Reuben, who asks her to marry him. Reuben has a plain past, but he has never joined the Amish church. He still lives a simple life, only accepting necessary technology. However, can a plain man accept a strong woman who is career-driven? Will Elizabeth's college-age children accept a new man into their family? 

** A Siren Erotic Romance



Not Just a Mistress
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Release Date: June 2016

Sophie becomes pregnant with her lover's baby. Then she realizes that her lover is not who he said he was. Upon his death, she has big decisions to make. She decides to place the baby boy up for adoption. Sophie leaves her past behind, and she moves to Patriot, Ohio, in the midst of an Amish community. She finds lasting friendships, love, and herself while learning to embrace the solitude. However, she still has demons that haunt her. Sophie learns many lessons. She learns that she is a business woman, she learns that she is capable of love, and she learns what defines great sex. The biggest lesson Sophie learns is that sometimes you let go of the past, and, sometimes, you embrace it.

 ** A Siren Erotic Romance

Excerpt 

Daddy bought a camper. I shake my head in amazement every time I see it. It is small, but he says it is just big enough for him, Billy, and Bobby. The boys informed me that this was a guy thing. No girls are allowed. That is just fine with me.
Daddy and the boys have set it up in the woods behind the house. It is behind his workshop, so they are able to run an extension cord out there. Since it is hotter than a tater tot, that is pretty important.

They are there now. Daddy is teaching them how to shoot with bb guns. It is considered to be a rite of passage for all Southern children. It signifies the acceptance of responsibility. My babies are growing up.


 About the Author


Stephanie Rollins is a real estate investor, homeschooling mom who writes erotica on the side.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

#giveaway and BLAST for these Romance Novels on Valentine's Day from @RABTBookTours

WELCOME TO THE VALENTINE'S DAY BLAST! 

We joined together with many Authors to bring you a list of Romance Books available for you to read this Valentine's Day! 

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A Crazy Homecoming - RABT Book Tours HanksJustice - RABT Book Tours Rock You - RABT Book Tours Control - RABT Book Tours
Priceless - RABT Book Tours Sunset Reads - RABT Book Tours The Trouble With Falling - RABT Book Tours Breaking Free - RABT Book Tours
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Friday, February 10, 2017

Week Blitz: @candyjstarr and her Fallen Star Series with an #excerpt and a #giveaway


New Adult
Date Published: February 7,  2017

Working for a cranky, old hermit in an isolated house sounds like Ruby’s idea of heaven – but her boss isn't quite what she expects.

Tex is a fugitive from the rock and roll world – a tragedy abruptly halted his career. No one knows why he quit, no one knows where he is.

The two of them live in the same house, avoiding each other, until Tex screws up, endangering their lives and forcing them to move into close quarters. Suddenly, the idea of human contact seems more appealing, if only with each other. The sanctuary they have built is enough for Ruby -- the man she grows to love is Tex the hermit, not Tex the rock star -- but the outside world encroaches.

She thinks their fledgling love can’t shine brighter than the rock dream but can Ruby bear to let Tex go?


EXCERPT

O’Malley got bored, so we wandered over to look at homewares. He picked up a red bowl.
“I want this. You can have the yellow.”
“Screw you, I want red.”
“Red is my colour. If you don’t want yellow, you can have green.”
“Then our bowls will look too Christmassy. I’ll just get a red one too.” I picked up the matching red bowl.
“No.” He snatched the bowl out of my hand. “If we have the same, we won’t be able to tell them apart. Just have the yellow. Yellow’s a great colour.”
“Yellow sucks. I should have red because my name’s Ruby. You can have yellow because it’s a Tex colour.” Then I realised I wouldn’t be sticking around for too long and it was really stupid to be having an argument over bowl colours. It wasn’t like he had red bowls in his old house but who knew, maybe he’d had a red bowl when he was a kid and it was comforting to him.
“Okay, I’ll have the yellow one, but I’m having the red plate and you can have the yellow.”
He actually pouted at that.
“That will get confusing. We can’t just swap colours. We need a system.”
“I guess. We should get the blue and green too in case we have guests.”
Then we both looked at each other and laughed because, what guests?
“You know, Ruby, you are really pretty when you smile.”
Whoa, that caused a whole whirl of confusion in me. For starters, he thought I was pretty. But did that mean I looked like a total pig-dog when I didn’t smile? Maybe it wasn’t that much of a compliment. Maybe it was actually an insult. And, anyway, what right did he have to even bring my looks into the discussion? I was his employee and we had that whole distance thing working for us.
But, he thought I was pretty.





About the Author


Candy J. Starr used to be a band manager until she realised that the band she managed was so lacking in charisma that they actually sucked the charisma out of any room they played. “Screw you,” she said, leaving them to wallow in obscurity – totally forgetting that they owed her big bucks for video equipment hire.

Candy has filmed and interviewed some big names in the rock business, and a lot of small ones. She’s seen the dirty little secrets that go on in the back rooms of band venues. She’s seen the ugly side of rock and the very pretty one.


But, of course, everything she writes is fiction.


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Twitter: @candyjstarr



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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Book Tour: A Fistful of Love by Om Swami #review



Motivational, Spiritual, Self Help & Psychology 
Date Published: September 24, 2015 
Publisher: Black Lotus Press

A man was sitting with his friends in a local inn. After a couple of drinks, he asked his friends, “Do you love me?” “Of course, we do,” they replied. “So do you know what I need?” No one answered. “If you don’t know what I need then how can you say you love me?” To love and to be loved is the most basic human need. No wonder we are attracted to people who give us attention, care about us, and love us. Yet, love also remains the greatest challenge in most relationships. Why? A Fistful of Love is a collection of insightful, thought-provoking nuggets of wisdom appreciated by millions around the world. This book is full of humour and narratives most beautifully woven into learnings of life that will make you stop and think. A must read.


Review 

I love the authenticity this novel brought to the table. I liked that the author really set out questions and helped answer them with real life situations and real people. 

I found this novel really enlightening and found myself thinking hard about things I hadn't thought about before reading this.

With some great tips, examples, and superb writing. Om Swami really gives hope to the reader. It is overall empowering 

Light-Hearted moments are woven throughout to add humor and another dimension. 


Author Bio
Om Swami is a mystic living in the Himalayan foothills. An advanced yogin, Swami did thousands of hours of intense meditation in complete seclusion in Himalayan caves and woods. He has a bachelor’s degree in business and an MBA from Sydney, Australia.
Prior to renunciation, he founded and ran a multi-million dollar software company with offices in San Francisco, New York, Toronto, London, Sydney and India. An Australian national of Indian origin, Swami completely renounced business interests a few years ago to pursue a full-time spiritual life. 
Swami’s memoir, If Truth Be Told; A Monk’s Memoir, was released by HarperCollins in December 2014. The memoir has had three print runs since then and has sold over ten thousand copies within six months of its release.

He is the bestselling author of Kundalini: An Untold Story. A Fistful of Love and If Truth Be Told: A Monk’s Memoir.

Swami’s blog, omswami.com, is read by millions all over the world.


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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Book Tour: Under Her Wings by @AnneMarieCitro #review


Contemporary Romance
Date Published: June 21, 2016

Wishing for death while living through hell, Gabriella is rescued off the rocks of a Scottish loch at the lowest moment of her life by the hot, humorous Edward and the sexy, staid Liam. The two men nurse the despondent woman back to health while teaching her how to pick up the pieces of her life. Both are captivated by her and vie for her attention.
Friendships are formed and secrets revealed. One man will become her lover, while the other becomes her best friend. Together, they have a past they cannot change, a present they must live through, and a future yet to be discovered. However, every time things appear to settle down for the trio, fate deals another blow, testing their trust and faith in each other and the love they have created.
Gabriella discovers the beauty of Scotland and life anew as she learns that trust is a two-way street that can either strengthen bonds or destroy relationships. Will she accept all that she learns or continue to believe she is betraying the memories she ran from?



Review

Emotional and so very deep.

Definitely some ups and downs with this story. 

As far as the Romance went I was pleasantly surprised by how engaged I became in it.

Characterization was well done and the flow of the novel as a whole felt smooth. 

Overall a solid Contemporary Romance.

I will say that the cover kind of feels more Paranormal to me than Contemporary. 




Anne Marie Citro grew born and raised in the greater Toronto area of Ontario, Canada. She grew up in a large, loving family. Anne Marie is married to a very patient man. He is the love of her life. They have four very cool sons, and the girls they brought into their family that have become daughters of her heart. She has been blessed enough to finally have a beautiful granddaughter after four sons. She has her own personal gaggle of girlfriends, who enrich her life on a daily basis and make her laugh. Caesar Friday is her favourite day of the week. Caesars with the girls and date night with her hubby. She works with special-needs teenagers, that have taught her how to appreciate life and see it through gentler eyes. Anne Marie was encouraged by her husband to follow her life long dream to write. She loves the characters that take over imagination and haunts her dreams. She loves the arts and she has tried her hand at painting, wood sculpting, chainsaw carving, wood burning, metal and wire sculptures. Yes, her husband is a very patient man! Anne Marie is an avid reader and enjoys about three books per week. But nothing makes her happier then riding on the back of her husband's Harley and  throwing her arms out and feeling the wind race by. Anne Marie and her husband take a few weeks every year to travel to spectacular destination around the world. Anne Marie is excited and can't wait to see what the next chapter holds for her life.and enjoys about three books per week. 

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Twitter: @AnneMarieCitro


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