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Monday, September 26, 2022

Fantasy Feature: Glossoalia by e rathke #promo #fantasy #Glossolalia #erathke #rabtbooktours @BookBuzznet @radicalydde @RABTBookTours

 

Fantasy

Date Published: 09-27-2022

Publisher: Wolf Publishing


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“My name is Ineluki. I come from past the mountains and ice. It took me many days to reach here. All I know are dead. Will you take me in?”

And so begins a calamitous year at the edge of the world.

Chief for the year, Aukul's life has never been better. His people respect him, he spends his nights with the love of his life, and his skills as a butcher and chef improve every day. Then Ineluki, a young stranger, wanders into town with nothing but an empty book. He begins telling stories of the world beyond the one they know. His stories challenge their reality and lead to a summer of unprecedented disasters.

One by one, the villagers begin dancing. Dancing tirelessly, as if in a trance, until they die. Believing Ineluki is to blame, Aukul confronts him on the worst night of his life.


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 A finalist for the 2022 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award, e rathke is the author of Glossolalia and several other forthcoming novellas. His short fiction will appear in Queer Tales of Monumental Invention, Mysterion Magazine, and elsewhere. He writes about books and games at radicaledward.substack.com.

 

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MC Romance Feature: Chase: Bones MC by Marteeka Karland #promo #mcromance #romanticsuspense #ChaseBonesMC #MarteekaKarlad #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @marteekakarland @changelingpress

 

Bones MC


Motorcycle Club Romance, Suspense, Action & Adventure

Date Published: 09/30/2022

 

Cotton: When I avenged my sister’s murder, I knew the consequences. I didn’t expect anything less than prison. I got it. In spades. I survived ten years of hell. I was just fifteen when I was sent away but I never regretted taking the law into my own hands. But the father of the man I killed is now a judge, and the ten years I gave the state might not be enough.

I thought I could disappear into the little Kentucky town and keep my head down and keep my nose clean. What could be so hard about that? But I'm on parole and everything is stacked against me. When the only place that will hire me happens to be a biker bar, staying out of trouble might be too much for me to manage. Then Chase steamrolls into my life and I know I have much more than my freedom to lose. This man has the power to tear out my heart.

Chase: I’ve spent the better part of my life in the shadows. Before Bones MC, my team worked for some shady people -- as assassins. I thought I was sacrificing for the greater good. Turns out I was just one more bad guy working for more bad guys. I can’t seem to atone for the sins of my past. No matter what I do, those demons still haunt me.

The second I spot Cotton, everything changes. Everything about the girl screams “battered woman,” but she’s more than that. There is death in her eyes. She’s killed, but she’s not a killer. No matter what, no matter who comes after her, I will protect her till my last breath. Because she is my only salvation. She’s my woman.



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“Let me go. Now.” That was another thing I’d learned in prison. You put up or shut up. Once I’d set a boundary, I had to follow through or this would never end. And this guy would get what he wanted.

He squeezed my arm harder, this time standing and pulling me against him. “You’ll get under that fuckin’ table and suck my fuckin’ dick like the good little whore you are, or I’ll carry you outa here and we’ll all have a fuckin’ go.”

His buddies laughed and clinked beer bottles like it was one big party. There was no way I could keep these guys from doing whatever they wanted unless someone came to my rescue. Which this guy had obviously planned for. It was a dark corner fairly close to the door. All he had to do was get me outside before anyone noticed. Assuming anyone cared. But I had the feeling the guys from Bones might take exception to anyone outside their territory taking an employee out of their bar. That’s the way it was in prison. Bones may not claim me as one of their own, but they would absolutely not allow another gang to disrupt their business or mess with their employees. At least, that’s what I was counting on.

The second the words were out of his mouth, my hand shot between his legs and grabbed his crotch. I squeezed his balls as hard as I could, thankful he’d grabbed my left arm and not my right. He gave a strangled cry and doubled over, letting go of my arm, trying to pry my fingers loose but unable to do more than weakly tug at my wrist. I squeezed just that little bit tighter, putting every ounce of strength I had into hanging on and tugging with a sharp jerk. The big guy fell to his knees and I let go, stepping back quickly. I gripped my heavy serving tray in both hands, bringing it back like I was readying myself to hit him with it even as I continued to back away.

I bumped into someone and a big palm landed on my shoulder. I thought I was in big trouble, but the hand pulled me back gently, and a huge guy stepped in front of me, putting himself between me and the three men at the table.

“There a problem here?”

“Yeah, there’s a fuckin’ problem! Bitch threw herself at me then tried to back out. Tried to crush my fuckin’ balls for no fuckin’ reason!”

“In my experience, women like Cotton don’t put their hands on men like you willingly.” Oh, my God! Could this night get any worse? The man who’d come to my rescue was Chase Dutton. I knew he was a member of Bones, but I tried to stay away from him as much as I could. It was no secret his brother was a police officer and the last thing I wanted was to have another set of eyes on me. I had no idea why Pops and Cain had hired me, but I didn’t want any complications in case they changed their mind.

“Why, you son of a bitch!”

The big guy lunged at Chase, but Chase simply caught him by the throat, pulling a gun and bringing it to the man’s temple in one smooth move. The second the barrel touched his head, Chase cocked it.

“No one touches the servers. Especially when they don’t want it.”

“But she --” He was cut off when Chase brought the butt of the gun down on his head once before putting the barrel back to his temple. The guy’s knees threatened to buckle, but he kept his footing. Barely.

“Don’t matter if she did. When you touched her, she changed her mind. That’s all that counts. So you and your buddies here are all gonna fuckin’ leave the bar. Now. Don’t come back.”

“You can’t throw us out!” One of his buddies had stood but made no move to get help. In fact, he had his hands up and backed up a couple steps, belying his statement.

“He can,” Pops said, coming up behind me. Again, he moved me gently out of the way, putting himself between me and the three men. “So can I. We both say to get the fuck out.”

The bar had quietened near us, but the other side seemed oblivious. I looked around to see a couple at my tables raising nearly empty glasses or bottles wanting refills. I desperately wanted to duck my head and just go on about my job, but I had no idea what was expected of me.

“You good, Cotton?” Chase asked, not looking back at me but still eyeing the men who’d yet to leave.

“Yes,” I said softly. Automatically. My arm hurt, but I wasn’t about to draw more attention to myself. “May I go back to work?”

He glanced at me then and I quickly looked away. Chase Dutton was the sexiest man I’d ever seen. And a man I had no business even looking at. He also seemed to hate me on sight. Cain and Pops both assured me they would keep my incarceration to themselves, and I didn’t want to take a chance on anyone else finding out. Which Chase likely had. Things always changed when anyone found out. People I thought were friends suddenly wanted nothing to do with me. I couldn’t really blame them, but it hurt that no one thought me important enough to find out my side of the story. I’d kind of been crushing on Chase from a distance, and to have him affirm that I wasn’t worth befriending -- even though I already knew that’s what he thought -- would hurt worse than when it had happened before. Because I was stupid to let my emotions get the better of me like this.

“What?” Chase glanced back at me, then snapped, “No you can’t go back to work! Get your ass to the office! I’ll talk to you after I’ve taken out the trash over here.”

 


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Nonfiction Feature: Mom to Be Pregnancy Journal by Lindsay Staloff-Peterson #promo #nonfiction #journal #pregnancy #MomtoBePregnancyJournal #LindsayStaloffPeterson #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours

 

 

Beautiful Pregnancy Planner, Memory Book For Mom and Baby

 

Pregnancy / Journals

Date Published: August 11, 2022

 

All proceeds go to Nonprofit PPCM FUND INC.


Being an expecting mother is one of the most amazing experiences of a lifetime. You don't want to miss a single moment. With appointments, exams, baby names, milestones, and baby bump pictures - there is so much to document!

The Pregnancy Journal is more than a guided journal ― it's a calendar, a tracker, and an heirloom keepsake all rolled into one! It's an absolute must have for expecting moms, expertly designed to help you get the most out of your pregnancy journey, both in the moment and for generations to come. Our incredibly easy-to-use design lets you track weekly progress through all three trimesters, including your mood, energy level, sleep habits, highlights, cravings and more


 

About the Author

Lindsay Staloff is the C.E.O. & co-founder of HERO Locations Co., a location scouting and media production company, and the President of non-profit PPCM Fund, Inc., both based out of Calabasas, CA. She earned her M.S.W. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice after receiving her undergrad degree from Lynn University in South Florida. Lindsay relocated to California in 2002 to pursue her career in the entertainment industry, quickly becoming one of Hollywood's most sought-after location scouts.

In 2016, the respected industry executive gave birth to her son Liam at Cedar Sinai Medical center in Beverly Hills. Her OBGYN led her to believe she had a seemingly normal pregnancy, despite Lindsay visiting her OBGYN's office forty-odd times before giving birth. Just months after becoming a first-time mother, Ms. Staloff suffered complications from PPCM (Peripartum Cardiomyopathy), a preventable pregnancy-induced cardiac disease, resulting in multiple cardiac arrests, a hypothermia coma, & continued complications.

Ms. Staloff has become the leading voice for women and the families of women who have survived or lost a family member to Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. Today, Ms. Lindsay Staloff's purpose in life is to save others through her non-profit organization, PPCM Fund, Inc by spreading education and awareness of this deadly disease to the medical community and expectant parents. She seeks to expand her work on behalf of women and parents through a term in public office by focusing on her local community and small and women-owned businesses. Lindsay has worked with PPCM Fund to put women and families first and will continue to do so as a city council member via an emphasis on policy, not politics.


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Friday, September 23, 2022

Nonfiction Feature: The Quick Guide to Classroom Management by Richard James Rogers #promo #nonfiction #education #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @BookBuzznet @richardjarogers

 

45 Secrets That All High School Teachers Need to Know


Non-Fiction, Education

Published: January 31, 2021 (3rd Edition)

 

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A no-nonsense guide to effective classroom management in a high school setting.

This is the much anticipated Third Edition of the original award-winning volume. Fully indexed and updated, this edition covers the same topics as the First and Second editions but with new information for 2021 onwards. The book begins by examining key mistakes teachers make in the 'direct realm' - i.e. when interacting face-to-face with students. These first three chapters cover rapport-building, active-engagement and behavior management as it applies in a high-school setting. Following this, the book expansively covers a range of tips, techniques and tools to engage advanced, exam-level learners and to effectively enhance the teaching process via the use of technology. The book concludes with an often overlooked sphere of teaching: how to work effectively with colleagues and parents (very powerful when strategized correctly). Bonus material on the unique challenges of teaching overseas is provided in a plenary chapter. This edition of the book has been exhaustively proofread and indexed, and is of a much-higher quality than can be attributed to the First and Second editions.



About the Author

Richard James Rogers received both his bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and his PGCE in Secondary Science Education from Bangor University (Wales, UK). This was an excellent foundation for the steep learning curve that would follow as he pursued his career as a teacher of Science and Mathematics at UK state schools, and afterwards at elite international schools in Asia. He started teaching professionally in 2005, but he considers his teaching career to have started back in 1995: when he was a Lance Corporal and cadet instructor in the Army Cadet Force. He has taught IGCSE German, Key Stage 3 and 4 Science and Mathematics and three subjects at ‘AS’, ‘A2’ and IB Diploma level: Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. He also went on to lead a team of students to win the Thailand Tournament of Minds Championship in 2012 and has been an active educational blogger, columnist and online pedagogical content editor since 2010.

Richard’s debut book, The Quick Guide to Classroom Management: 45 Secrets That All High School Teachers Need to Know, is a widely acclaimed practical teaching manual for Newly Qualified Teachers and offers an overview of what, in his experience and research, works best when it comes to engaging young learners and being happy in your job as a high school teacher.

Richard’s second book, The Power of Praise: Empowering Students Through Positive Feedback, focuses on long-term feedback strategies that schools and individual teachers can use to create innate drive, enthusiasm and passion for learning. The core theme of the book is the power that meaningful praise can have in character-building: effects that will last long-after a child’s schooling is complete.

Richard is a regular contributor to UKEdChat.com and features in their podcasts and online magazines. He actively writes about a range of different issues to do with teaching at this blog: richardjamesrogers.com.


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Nonfiction Feature: Brave Women at Work #blogtour #bookreview #nonfiction #business #giveaway #BraveWomenatWork #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours

 

Nonfiction / Business

Date Published: October 11, 2022

Publisher: Hunter Street Press


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Brave Women at Work: Stories of Resilience is a collection of real-life stories from women just like you who have been resilient in the face of difficult challenges. Each of the authors' stories illustrate how you can face tough odds and still find career success and happiness. Whether it be health challenges, burnout, broken relationships or confidence issues, each author shows us how we all have wells of resilience we didn't even know we had. Turn to this book as a source of inspiration and hope that you too can rise above your challenges.

 



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Let's face it. Being a woman in the corporate world is not easy. Sometimes it can be defeating. This is a great read for those who need extra inspiration. This will prove that you CAN do it. It's motivating and I loved the combination of the different authors and their individual stories. How they played off each other and all motivated but highlighted different experiences. This will resonate in a great way. Well organized and reads so smooth, each story captivates. 


 

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Jen Pestikas is a type-A super achiever. She always got straight A’s and was devastated if a B showed up on her report card(s). Jen set the bar high and strove to check all the boxes in what defined a successful life. Her super achieving nature shaped her career in the corporate world.

After twenty years in corporate, climbing the ladder in financial services from a bank teller to a Senior Vice President in a Chicago land financial institution and doing ‘all the right things’, Jen’s health plummeted. In 2019, her thrusters burnt out, her body stopped functioning, and emotionally, she was a shell of her former self with no passion nor direction.

Jen’s time of healing that followed was an arduous journey and a gift. A gift she had to give herself, her husband, children, and her life. She was forced to acknowledge that lives weren’t perfect. She did not have to check all life’s success boxes, and she did not have to be super woman. For the first time, Jen finally understood what she wanted. Jen knew she wanted to give back to women so they could avoid the traps of overachieving, perfectionism, and not speaking their truth.

Jen has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Indiana University and is coaching certified from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).

Jen has developed the Brave Women at Work brand, hosts the Brave Women at Work podcast, and offers coaching services to women who are looking to get to the next level in their careers. You can listen to the Brave Women at Work podcast on Apple, Google, Stitcher, and Spotify. Connect with Jen at www.bravewomenatwork.com or via LinkedIn.

 

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Hope Mueller, Yalonda Brown, Shelia Higgs Burkhalter, Kim Ellet, Betsy Gornet, Georgie Komeiner, and Trisha Tayan


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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Self-Help Feature: Intentional Self-Love by Alyssa R. Webb-McCune, MA, LPC #promo #selfhelp #nonfiction #IntentionalSelfLove #AlyssaRWebbMcCune #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours

 

Self-Help / Mental & Spiritual Healing

Date Published: July 14, 2022

 

Much has been said about self-love and its importance in healing and integrating responsibilities with a functional life. There are many ways to enhance self-love, so many it can be a bit overwhelming! Oftentimes, we deserve better than what we are experiencing before beginning this self-love journey. We get used to just functioning rather than living in a way that is also fulfilling. This workbook takes you through six steps on improving your self love journey that can make a difference today!

 

 

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Alyssa Webb-McCune, the founder of Natural Balance Counseling, has been a part of the Houston community for more than a decade. She understands the unique variety of her neighbors and tailors her style for each individual that walks through her door. It is her passion to provide a safe and supportive space for both clients and clinicians alike to grow and be the best version of themselves possible. She understands that going to counseling for the first time, or trying to start back after a rocky first attempt, can be intimidating and she works hard to make sure each person feels comfortable and heard, in a caring and judgement-free space.

 

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Sci-Fi Feature: The Outlaw Gillis Kerg by Mike Murphey #promo #scifi #giveaway #releaseday #TheOutlawGillisKerg #MikeMurphey #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @BooksMurphey


Physics, Lust and Greed Series, Book 4


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Date Published: 09-22-2022

Publisher: Acorn Publishing


In the mid-21st Century, a top-secret consortium of corporations and governments have made time travel possible, only to realize that intruding on the past has been a terrible mistake.

At the program’s outset, a thousand scientists, engineers and support staff were confined to a subterranean complex where a corporate contributor specializing in artificial intelligence equipped apartments with Happy Home Companion software.

Time traveler Marta Hamilton had little enough tolerance for other people intruding in her life, much less a software Dear Abby, so Marta bullies her Happy Home Companion into silence.

At last convinced of the grave dangers time travel represents, government overseers suspend operations. Only the Happy Home Companions remain.

Marta and fellow traveler Marshall Grissom hope they can finally leave the past behind, but when a federal judge is murdered, they understand their vulnerability to horrible manipulations by future counterparts.

Marta and Marshall return to the Arizona desert where they confront a Happy Home Companion cult of vengeance, the outlaw Gillis Kerg, and an evangelical zealot waging a war on science.

 

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Mike Murphey is a native of eastern New Mexico and spent almost thirty years as an award-winning newspaper journalist in the Southwest and Pacific Northwest. His debut novel, Section Roads, has been recognized by Indie Reader Discovery Awards, Reader Views Reviewers Choice Awards, The IAN Book of the Year Awards, the Somerset Contemporary Fiction Awards, and the Independent Publishers Book Awards. His novel, The Conman has been recognized by the International Book Awards, the eLit Awards and the Manhattan Book Awards. His award-winning Physics, Lust and Greed Series includes Taking Time,  Wasting Time, Killing Time and  The Outlaw Gillis Kerg. “We Never Knew Just What It Was… The Story of the Chad Mitchell Trio” is his first non-fiction work. Mike loves fiction, cats, baseball and sailing. He splits his time between Spokane, Washington, and Phoenix, Arizona.

 

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