Thursday, November 30, 2023

Finding the End Zone Tour and Giveaway

 


It started as fun and games. Now I’m playing for her heart—and my own. 


Finding the End Zone

Game Time Series Book 1

by Tam DeRudder Jackson

Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance

Never date a player.

Football god Callahan O’Reilly can keep his blazing blue eyes to himself. I have a scholarship to maintain, and I do not have time to babysit a jock through a make-or-break class project. Even if one smoldering glance from him sets my panties on fire.

Time to change her mind.

Jamaica Winslow opens her mouth and spews sass like a volcano. One look at her uptight package and I want to coax the genie from the bottle, unleash all the passion she hides beneath a mop of unruly curls and a smart-ass attitude. She’s not my type, she doesn’t know one damn thing about the game that rules my life, and I can’t stop thinking about her.

Who said anything about love?

Jamaica does her best to keep me at arm’s length, but I’m not a pro prospect because I let the plays come to me. With the game on the line, I always want the ball. When an alum with deep pockets and delusions of grandeur makes demands that threaten my NFL chances and Jamaica’s scholarship, I have no choice but to man up and do the right thing no matter the cost.

It started as fun and games. Now I’m playing for her heart—and my own.

Game Time.


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“Sorry I’m late. A group of girls from the freshmen dorm rolled in at ten minutes to close and spent twenty minutes deciding to buy one bag of sour gummy worms and a couple boxes of Red Hots.”


Without acknowledging my outlay on the table, she began extracting notebooks, folders, and books from her bag as though it were Hermione’s magic purse from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. At last, she set her pack on the floor beside her chair, pulled a pen from somewhere in her curls, and opened one of her notebooks. “I’ve outlined a list of themes we could explore. I’m sort of partial to exploitation in Hardy’s novels.”


“Hello, Jamaica. How was your day?”


When she glanced up at me, I sat back in my chair and crossed my arms over my chest. She might have ideas about how this partnership was going to go, but I had ideas too.


“What?”


I jacked a brow. “How was your day?” Letting a little grin slip out, I shrugged. “Aside from annoying freshmen at closing time.”


Her head tilted to the side as she finally looked at me, a puzzled expression on her stunning face. “Um, it was fine. Good, actually. Yours?”


“Better now.” I leaned my forearms on the table and dropped my voice half an octave. “I’m looking forward to pairing up with you.”


She scolded me with her face. “Partners. We are project partners.”


I coughed into my hand to hide my laughter at her expression and her schoolteacher tone. “The difference is—what?”


Tam DeRudder Jackson is the author of the paranormal romance Talisman Series and the contemporary romance Balefire Series. Her favorite “room” in her house is her patio where she dreams up stories of romance and risk. When she’s not writing her latest paranormal or contemporary romance, you can find her driving around in her convertible or carving turns on the slopes of the local ski hill. The mom of two grown sons, Tam likes to travel, attend rock concerts, watch football and soccer, and visit old car shows with her husband. She lives in the mountains of northwest Wyoming where she spends most of her free time trying to read all the books. Her TBR piles are threatening to take over her office, and she’s fine with that.


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Terror Bay Tour and Giveaway

 


A woman. A ghostly summons.
In a coma, no one can hear you scream.

Terror Bay

by Lisa Towles

Genre: Psychological Thriller 

A Literary Titan Gold Medal Winner &

A NYC Big Book Award “Distinguished Favorite” Thriller!


A woman. A ghostly summons.
In a coma, no one can hear you scream.


Detective Kurt Farin, shot in the line of duty, is haunted by a woman he sees in a coma. Come, she says. I'll show you things. Like the missing piece of your soul.

Kurt's unshakable quest to find her leads him to northern Canada, where he discovers a shipwreck and a shocking family secret that can't possibly be true. As he digs deeper, he realizes his fate is inextricably tied to the enigmatic woman...and a long-lost treasure that's been submerged for centuries.His shooter, his nemesis, knows what he found and is coming to finish the job he started. Alone and exposed, Kurt's the only one who can bring down this notorious killer and expose an international scandal. But is the cost of justice - to him and everyone he loves, too high?

Terror Bay is filled with intrigue and action, with surprises at every turn. Fans of John Sandford and Christine Kling will love Lisa Towles' new psychological thriller. With a heart-pounding plot, complex characters, and a shocking twist, "Terror Bay" is a must-read for fans of psychological thrillers and crime fiction.


Terror Bay, by Lisa Towles, beckons readers into a world saturated with suspense, propelling them through a captivating odyssey of action, intrigue, and enigma” - Literary Titan

A nail-biting mystery, a pure joy to read” - The Book Commentary 


**Releases November 29th!**

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Lisa Towles is an award-winning, Amazon bestselling crime novelist and a passionate speaker on the topics of fiction writing, creativity, and Strategic Self Care. Lisa has ten crime novels in print with a new title, Terror Bay, forthcoming in November of 2023. The first two books of her E&A Investigations Series (Hot House and Salt Island) were both #1 Amazon Kindle Bestsellers with book three (Switch) due for release in Summer 2024. Lisa also writes standalone thrillers, such as her 2022 political thriller, The Ridders, which won an American Fiction Award. Lisa is an active member and frequent panelist/speaker of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. She has an MBA in IT Management and works full-time in the tech industry.

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Danje Blitz

 

Horror, Psychological Thriller, Occult, Thriller, Paranormal, Fiction

Date Published: November 30, 2023

 

 

In a small Louisiana Bayou town during mid-September 1965, Albert Gilly frantically prepares his family's fishing store for an impending hurricane. Amid the chaos, he notices Adonis, a drifter, lying motionless on the street. With the wind raging and debris swirling violently around them, Albert's mind is consumed with thoughts of his family and their dependence on him as the sole breadwinner. Knowing that they would be destitute without him, he makes the painful decision to prioritize his own safety over rescuing the stranger. As Albert stands in his shop's doorway, the weight of his guilt is almost suffocating, causing him to hesitate before locking himself inside. He shouts one last time, urging the young man to seek shelter in his late father's houseboat at the end of the pier. Adonis is startled awake by his words, his mind still hazy, as he struggles through the strong winds until arriving at the floating sanctuary. However, his relief is short-lived upon discovering the sinister secrets concealed within the old wooden walls.


About the Author

Brigitte, "Gitte," Tamar was born in a small rural Oregon town. Growing up, she was enthralled by scary tales featuring poetic tones and consistently gravitated towards writing darkened narratives. In the different storylines, Brigitte explores the harsh realities of social issues faced by today's generations. This includes the dark outcomes brought on by peer pressure, addiction, homelessness, mental illness, childhood trauma, and abuse. She feels it is essential to share narratives that refrain from sugarcoating the topics society tends to shy away from.

 

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MrDeadletters Blitz

 

Vol. I

 

Romantic Poetry

Date Published: 11/09/23

 

 

Prepare to go on a poetic journey that will ignite your senses and awaken your deepest desires. Michael D. Dennis invites you to delve into the intoxicating world of love, passion, and sensuality with his captivating collection of micropoetry, MrDeadletters Vol. I. These verses are carefully curated from his renowned social media accounts, where Michael has gained a devoted following for his fearless exploration of love, lust, and the human heart.

In this volume, Michael lays bare the raw essence of modern love, intertwining it seamlessly with a touch of enticing kinkiness. His words are a symphony of emotions, a lyrical celebration of intimacy, and a poetic revelation of the bonds that connect us on a profound level. Each verse, each line, pulses with authenticity, taking you on an exhilarating rollercoaster ride through the highs and lows of the human heart.

These poems are not just meant to be read; they are meant to be experienced, to be shared with your cherished friend, lover, partner, husband, or wife. When you gift them this collection, you're offering a key to unlock a realm of passion and connection that knows no bounds. Michael D. Dennis's micropoetry has the power to spark flames of desire, rekindle the fires of romance, and deepen the bonds of love.


About the Author

Michael D. Dennis is an author and playwright who earned a degree in English literature from Loyola Marymount University.

Winner of a LMU Playwriting Award for his play Death of a Watchdog, Dennis also had his play Hen in the Field produced at the Whitefire Theatre in 2012.

Dennis currently lives with his wife and two kids in Los Angeles, California.

 

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Holy Smoke Reveal

 


Paranormal Romance/Romantasy

Date Published: 02/06/2024


DEMONS DON'T DO LOVE...

Lust and lies? Now those, Jovi can handle.

But falling for a demon hunter like Nash Rogan?

Really dumb move for a succubus on the run.

 

ROGAN'S NO FOOL...

But he's acting like one. Breaking rules, spilling secrets—touching her.

He lives in the shadows. But the more Jovi lights him up, the less he wants to go back to the dark.

 

Sparks fly when Jovi and Rogan are forced to flee—and fight—as an unwilling duo in HOLY SMOKE, the first in the HELLBOUND series by Gin Griffith.

 


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The Rot Within Virtual Book Tour



Fantasy - Dark Fantasy - Epic Fantasy - Post Apocalyptic Fantasy.

Date Published: October 28, 2023

 

This is not a save-the-world story.

In a fading world on the brink of its end, Sunmine stands besieged by the Jungle of Rot. Tensions simmer between the Woodfolk and the Sun Empire Citizens, trapped together in these shrinking lands.

Amidst this turmoil, a figure stands out: Anpô, the sole outsider to ever come from beyond the Rot and survive. He arrived a mere baby in his mother's arms, an ominous bloodred tattoo marking his chest — but her death came fast, robbing Anpô and the city of any answers she might have held.

Is Anpô to be the doom of Sunmine, as so many claim? A cursed Rotspawn, touched from birth by the Black Rot that devours the world? Or could the whirls of ink on his chest hide the answers they seek?

Seeking acceptance, Anpô chases the sacred Art of Burning, his true nature becoming entwined with the hopes and hatred of Sunmine's inhabitants as the forces of this decaying world converge around him. Will he carve himself a place in these lands that are not his, unlocking the secrets shrouding his past? Or will he crumble under the weight of their fear and mistrust, unleashing whichever dark destiny might lurk within him?



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P.T.M. Parizotto is the author of the epic fantasy The Rot Within as well as the content creator behind the YouTube channel P.T.M. Parizotto (GeekZotto), which focuses on the critical analysis of storytelling. He is currently finishing his Master's Degree in São Paulo, Brazil.

 

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Alex McKenna and the Geranium Deaths by Vicki-Ann Bush Virtual Book Tour



Alex McKenna and the Geranium Deaths
Alex McKenna Series 
Book One
Vicki-Ann Bush

Genre: YA Paranormal
Publisher: Creative James Media
Date of Publication: October 17, 2023
ISBN: 978-1-956183-42-9
Number of pages: 316
Word Count: 87837
Cover Artist: Dark Angel Graphic Design

Tagline: The Dead Need Him

Book Description: 

The dead need him.

Seventeen-year-old Alex McKenna is a transgender boy who comes from a rich history of Strega witches. Possessing the ability to communicate with the dead, he uses his talents and understanding of what it means to be different to bridge the gap between the living and the beyond. With his girlfriend Margaret and his spirited great-grandmother by his side, Alex helps lost souls resolve their earthly connections and move on.

When a series of murders plagues his neighborhood, Alex discovers the gruesome truth behind a sixty-year span of deaths and the sinister being responsible.

Will Alex save the next victim and stop the murderer for good? Or will this be his final case?

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     The shadow slowly turned its attention to Alex. He stood tall, not showing the fear that was ravaging his body.
     “Alex, be careful,” warned his mom.
     “It’s okay.” Alex stood firm.
     The dark figure let out an ear-piercing screech, and Alex buried his head in his jacket. Again, it changed its focus and twisted toward the back seat of the car—Wilby. It held the statue down toward the earth, and the car started to rock back and forth.
     “Wilby!” his mom screamed as she struggled to break free.
     Alex’s heart pounded; the death freeze of the dark spirit was coming, and it was very close.
     “Ma, that thing is summoning the beast!” Alex’s voice dripped with fear.
     “Alex, I don’t know what to do. I can’t move. Is Wilby still sleeping?”
     “Yes.”
     “Good.” She wiped her upper lip with her sleeve. “What if he wakes up?”
     The vibration in his front pocket distracted him. Alex slipped out his phone; his gram’s picture lit up like a beacon.
     “Gram, we’re in trouble,” Alex whispered.
     “I know. Listen carefully, Bonzetta. Tell your mother we are going to use the prayer of light. I will do what I need from here.”
     “What do I do?” Alex’s palms dripped with sweat from anxiety, and he nearly dropped the phone.
     “Just repeat what we say, okay?”
     “Okay.”
     He didn’t want to shout their plan, so he texted it to his mom. “Ma, look at your phone.”
     She slipped it out of her purse and read the message. Then,nodding in agreement, she waited.


About the Author: 

Originally from New York, Vicki-Ann currently resides in Nevada. Writing Young Adult paranormal, she finds inspiration from events that have been in her life for as long as she can remember. Inheriting the sensitivity to the supernatural from her family, they continue to be an endless source of vision. 

When not writing, she enjoys watching movies with her husband, their loveable great Dane, Cuba and their baby girl, Curie, a little Chua Chua/Yorkie mix. Other past time faves include, dinner with family and friends, going out to breakfast, and sipping wine on the patio of a lovely Italian restaurant.

In 2022 Vicki-Ann signed a two book publishing deal with CJM Publishing. Coming in 2024, the YA paranormal romance, The Darkest Light, and a New Adult sci-fi, Liminal Space.







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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

✱✱Book Review✱✱ Merry Pucking Christmas by Kelly Jamieson

 


Merry Pucking Christmas by Kelly Jamieson is available now!
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Harley Reid

My holiday plans? Boxed wine, flannel pajamas, and Netflix minus the “chill”. I hadn’t planned on getting off my apathy until after New Years—until I accidentally crash into my ex’s new girlfriend’s car. But it’s the motivation I need to flee to my Aunt Nora’s place in NYC for Christmas.

Colliding with a typically grouchy New Yorker isn’t my best foot forward. But sweet Jesus on a cracker, he’s a lickable, Viking-size hunk of hotness. As we somehow keep running into each other, I begin to believe I can shed the hurt and humiliation and be fearless.


Nils Axelsson
My holiday plans? Spending my hockey team’s break alone. My friend Nora, however, won’t let me escape her vortex of holiday cheer, and I find myself agreeing to take her niece to a Rockettes show.

I was expecting an awkward teenager in braces, but it’s the same woman who plowed into me in the elevator. A knock-me-sideways stunning blonde whose beauty and kindness hits me like a puck to the chest. The more time I spend with her, the more I want as much as I can get before she has to go back home. Unless I can give her a reason to stay.

Momma Says: 5 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
It's a friends-to-lovers romance you won't be able to put down for Merry Pucking Christmas. Kelly Jamieson is a must-read author for me, and this book is another reason why. It's fast-paced, and the romance is a great combination of sweet and sexy. I loved the meet-cutes between Nils and Harley - yes, I meant to make that plural.
I rooted for this couple from the start, but I'd have to admit that had they just remained friends, I still would've liked the story. Yeah, I know, but it's totally true. Both characters are lovable, and you can't help but want to see them happy, whether that's as friends or something more. I'm not saying I wouldn't have been disappointed if they hadn't crossed the line to lovers, but romance or friendship, Nils and Harley are the kind of characters you just want good things for. Does that say a lot about Kelly Jamieson's writing, or what? As with pretty much everything I've ever read by her, I was hooked from the start and completely invested in these characters. We also get a secondary romance going on, which is pretty emotional in its own right.
So, we get two romances between some pretty great characters. The story moves at a good pace, and the flow is good. The dialogue feels natural, and it's often witty, which I've come to expect from Kelly Jamieson. Merry Pucking Christmas is part of the Bears Hockey II series, but it is a standalone. There are some characters from earlier books that pop in here and there, so if you're familiar with the series, you'll get to see some past favorites. It's also one of my favorite Christmas romances this year, so I'd definitely recommend it.  

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Kelly Jamieson is a USA Today bestselling author of over 40 romance novels and novellas.

Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. She likes black coffee, white wine and high heels…and of course cheering on her Winnipeg Jets during hockey season!

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Reversal! Tour and Giveaway

 


The thrilling and suspenseful story of CRAPS that the Oil Companies want to kill, and the Chinese want to steal…

Reversal!

Not For Sale! Trilogy Book 2

by Raj Agrawal

Genre: Suspense Thriller 

In a world plagued by climate change, where the future of our planet hangs by a thread, "Reversal!" takes you on an electrifying journey into the heart of a groundbreaking scientific innovation that could save humanity. Enter the world of carbon dioxide recapture and processing systems (CRAPS) through the eyes of Dr. Ravi Kumar, a brilliant scientist as he uncovers the potential to reverse the damage done to our environment while fighting deadly attacks from powerful foes…


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Ithaca, New York – Climate lab at the Materials and Climate Research Institute – Present time, Tuesday, October 14. 


“Dr. Kumar, Dr. Makram is dead.” 


It was about 15 minutes past eight on this fall evening. Dr. Ravi Kumar, the Director of the Materials and Climate Research Institute, located on the outskirts of Ithaca, New York – had just finished dinner. He was helping Dr. Caitlyn Mariko, his AI expert wife and a fellow lead scientist at the institute, clear the dishes and clean the kitchen when the quiet of the evening was jarred by the loud ringing of his home phone in his study. 

He let it ring for a while, assuming it was another spam call that would eventually go away. But the caller was persistent, and the phone kept ringing. Dr. Kumar could not ignore it anymore and walked up to his study to see who was calling. He answered when he saw the institute’s number on the caller ID. It was Tom Delaney, the second shift inside guard who had just come in to start his shift.


“No!!” he screamed. “That cannot be. He was alive when I left the office at 6:00. What was Bill doing? And what about the outside guard?” Ravi stammered into the phone, not knowing how to react and asking the first two questions that came to his mind. Bill Maher was the day shift guard whom Tom was replacing.

“He is missing. I cannot find him. And I have not seen the outside guard. He must have been on his way in when he heard the alarms go off,” Tom replied.


“I am on my way. Did you call Dr. Shapiro and Captain Thapa?” Ravi asked.


“Yes, I did. Captain Thapa is on his way and Dr. Shapiro will try and get into town as soon as he can,” he replied.


“Ravi, what is going on?” Caitlyn asked as she walked into the study upon hearing Ravi’s shrill scream.


“It is Omar. He is dead,” Ravi replied, covering the mouthpiece and trying to sound normal but failing badly. “I am going to the institute. Captain Thapa is also on his way. I will call you and fill you in.”


“And Dr. Kumar, the climate lab has been completely ransacked and CRAPS is missing,” Tom added before Ravi hung up and rushed to the institute, a ten-minute drive, still in his pajamas….


Not For Sale!

Not For Sale! Trilogy Book 1

Aviation engineer Dr. Ravi Kumar and his AI expert wife, Dr. Caitlyn Mariko are on a world-wide run for their lives from two of Americas most powerful chief executives and a rogue nation. And all this for refusing to sell their aero-engine invention that will revolutionize the aircraft industry and help save the planet from the ravages of climate change. Their invention is Not For Sale! The two scientists have other plans for it...

If you like Crichton, Brown, Baldacci, Koontz, Grisham and others like them - you are going to like this fast-paced thriller. And even though you may not have heard of me, give it a read, it is an interesting story - worth your time and money.


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Raj Agrawal is a retired aerospace engineer and a first-generation immigrant from India. After completing his bachelor’s in engineering from the Institute of Technology located in his hometown of Varanasi, he came to Ottawa, Canada where he got his master's in aerospace engineering and met his future wife, Mire Kimura, a fellow international student from Japan. They moved to Montreal where they made their home for almost a quarter century and became the proud parents of three daughters, all born in one year. The family immigrated to United States, the land of ground-breaking research and revolutionary inventions, just before the turn of the new century.

He has worked for more than forty years at some of the leading US and British aero engine companies. He has many technical publications and over 30 patents in aviation engineering and has been a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Helicopter Society. He was also an adjunct professor teaching a graduate level course on aero-engine design.

He now splits his time between his residences in Florida and Colorado with Mire, travelling around the world, spending as much time as possible with his four grandchildren and writing.

Reversal! is his second novel in the Not for Sale! trilogy and is once again loosely based on his own life experiences, hope and expectations.


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  THE SECRET COTTAGE Kate Ellington ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Historical Romance ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Isabel Tate yearns for the simple pleasures she took for ...