16 January, 2019

Wings of the Wicked by Colleen Myers Book Spotlight!

About the Book

Seri Therotian lost everything to the E’mani. Her brother, her betrothed, her place among her people. But it turns out there is even more to lose including her life, her father, her people unless she is willing to lead the broken race that had forsaken her to victory. Buy your copy at any one of these great retailers Universal Link: books2read.com/47ZQDN #iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1410452943 #Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/wings-of-the-wicked-1 #Nook: https://bit.ly/2NPOKEL #Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/wingswicked   
Read the Excerpt
Seri's grip on the sheer mountainside above the wind-swept canyon slipped. But her right claw managed to break the surface of the rock and halt her fall. Thank goodness for sharp nails. She scrambled for purchase until she got a more solid hold. Her fingers ached but she maintained her grasp. She had no choice. The pale E'mani clones in their dark gray jumpsuits were patrolling the path beneath her; at least four of them. She couldn't take that many, even with her father's help. They had weapons and shields. She had a wooden bow. 

Even with her magic, if it affected them, that was not much of a match. She could fly away, but that did not seem like the smartest play either. They might notice a flying fluffy pink girl. She did kind of stand out, even among her own people. Most of whom were grey or brown like her father. Speaking of her father, she turned to look at Jax hanging on a nearby rock face, his rust-colored wings pulled close to his body. 

He blended with the surface of the mountain on the windswept peak. She on the other hand with her bright red feathers and orange underbelly was screwed. If the clones’ gazes rose, they'd spot her. This sucked. She shifted her grip to hang from one hand to the other and flexed her fingers, then repeated the gesture on the other side. Jax whistled at her in warning and she glared in return. Yes, she was moving, but that kept her from falling. 

She wasn't as used to hanging as enemies paced below her. She was only twenty, after all, barely an adult by Avaresh standards and much less battle-forged than him. What did he expect? Her mouth twisted. Wait, what was she thinking? Her father expected everything of her, she was after all a Therotian. How could she forget? She had a destiny. What a load of-. Her clawed fingers dug into the rock causing dirt to rain down in a small waterfall onto the E'mani's heads. Shoot. 

She didn’t mean to do that. She shared a startled glance with Jax who swore under his breath. He pushed off from the wall as the clones gazed straight up at them and fanned his wings to make himself a bigger target. But he was dark to her light. In the dusky sky, she stood out against the horizon. They raised their weapons.
About the Author!
Colleen plays many roles. Not only is she a veteran, a mother, and a practicing physician, but she is a writer of science fiction and contemporary romances. Colleen's dreams include surviving her son's teenage years, exploring every continent on this planet, except Antarctica, cause that's way too cold, and winning the Nobel peace prize. Dream BIG! Currently, she is working on Distant Memory, the third in her SciFi Romance series.

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Tell me about your book? My book in the box set is part of my Sci FI Romance Series and deals with a race of winged warriors named the Avaresh. The royal family fell from power and regain it at the end of this book. 
How did you come up with that (story, angle, idea)? I tend to write POV of pivotal moments for all my characters and some keep speaking to me. 
What kind of research did you do for this book? It is a fantasy so I mainly researched Atmosphere and clothing types. 
What is the hardest part of writing for you? 
Getting time to right every day 
What is the easiest part of writing for you? Writing the words… 

15 January, 2019

Home for Wounded Hearts by Ashley Farley Book Spotlight and Giveaway!

Title: Home for Wounded Hearts  
Author: Ashley Farley 
Genre: Women's Fiction 
Release Date: January 15, 2019
Cover Designer: Damonza 

A novel of hope and renewal by the author of the bestselling Sweeney Sisters series.
Faith Neilson, survivor of an abusive marriage, has finally discovered her life’s passion. She’s established a shelter for women in crisis. Not only for homeless women but also for those who are suffering from abuse, dealing with addiction, or coping with grief over the loss of a loved one. Faith’s mission, when she opens her doors, is to help the residents mend their broken hearts. In the midst of that challenge, she struggles to find additional funding to keep her program afloat while balancing the demands of career and home.
This standalone spinoff of the bestselling Sweeney Sisters series presents a cast of memorable characters. Tilda, who is convinced she has Alzheimer’s. Molly, a street-smart homeless woman who has an endearing childlike quality. Caroline, whose gardening hobby has become an obsession since the death of her son. And Jenny, a young woman whose anger at her husband for having an affair with her best friend has spiraled out of control
Join these women in their day-to-day lives as they endeavor to move from uncertainty toward independence. When the actions of a young resident’s abusive stepfather threaten the residents’ lives as well as the future of the shelter, tension mounts and bonds of friendship are tested in a dramatic conclusion.

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Ashley Farley is a writeaholic, exercise junkie, photography enthusiast. The author of the bestselling Sweeney Sisters Series, Ashley writes books about women for women. Her characters are mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives facing real-life issues. Her goal is to keep you turning the pages until the wee hours of the morning. If her story stays with you long after you've read the last word, then she's done her job. After her brother died in 1999 of an accidental overdose, she turned to writing as a way of releasing her pent-up emotions. She wrote SAVING BEN in honor of Neal, the boy she worshipped, the man she could not save. Ashley is a wife and mother of two young adult children. While she's lived in Richmond, Virginia for the past 21 years, a piece of her heart remains in the salty marshes of the South Carolina Lowcountry where she grew up. Through the eyes of her characters, she's able to experience the moss-draped trees, delectable cuisine, and kind-hearted folks with lazy drawls that make the area so unique. Ashley loves to hear from her readers. Feel free to visit her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ashleywfarley or twitter.com/ashleywfarley. Visit her website at http://www.ashleyfarley.com

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14 January, 2019

The Talisman Molly's Eliza J.Scott Book Tour @rararesources @ElizaJScott1

Molly’s dream of taking over her childhood home at Withrin Hill Farm with husband Pip and their three children has finally come true. And, as they settle into the stunning Georgian farmhouse, with their plans to diversify into glamping nicely taking shape, the family couldn’t be happier.

But tragedy suddenly strikes, and Molly’s world is turned upside down.
Heartbroken and devastated, she struggles to face each day. True to form, her fiercely loyal best friends, Kitty and Violet, rally round offering love and support, but Molly doesn’t think she’ll ever be able to smile again. Until the day a tall, dark stranger with twinkly eyes arrives…

Follow Molly’s story in book 2 of the Life on the Moors Series set in Lytell Stangdale, a picture-perfect village in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors, where life is anything but quiet.

A heart-warming story of love, friendship and hope.

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The Talisman – Molly’s Story will be published on 4th February.

Author Bio – Eliza lives in a 17th-century cottage on the edge of a village in the North Yorkshire Moors with her husband, their two daughters and two mischievous black Labradors. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book/glued to her Kindle or working in her garden. Eliza also enjoys bracing walks in the countryside, rounded off by a visit to a teashop where she can indulge in another two of her favourite things: tea and cake.

Eliza is inspired by her beautiful surroundings and loves to write heart-warming stories with happy endings.

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12 January, 2019

Gown with the Wind (A Wedding Planner Mystery) by Stephanie Blackmoore Book Tour and Giveaway! @SaysStephanie

Gown with the Wind (A Wedding Planner Mystery) by Stephanie Blackmoore

About the Book

Cozy Mystery 
4th in Series Kensington (December 18, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages 
ISBN-10: 1496717511 
ISBN-13: 978-1496717511 
Digital ASIN: B07BV3K4N8
Professional wedding planner Mallory Shepard knows her job is challenging under any circumstances. But when the groom is your ex and someone invites murder, there may never be another tomorrow . . .
Mallory’s fine—really—handling the wedding arrangements for her ex, Keith. But his fiancée, Becca, has at the last minute decided to switch from a Japanese-cherry-blossom theme to a Gone with the Wind theme. She wants to honor her ailing grandmother, who owns an impressive collection of GWTW memorabilia—and who is fiercely at odds with the groom’s mother over the nuptial plans.
But among other complications, Becca gets into a fight with an old childhood rival over a replica Scarlett O’Hara wedding gown. She wins the dress—but soon becomes a murder suspect when the other woman is found dead in Becca’s swimming pool. And it’s up to Mallory to solve the mystery behind this unhappy occasion, before a different kind of civil war breaks out . . .

About the Author

A native Pittsburgher, Stephanie Blackmoore now lives in Missouri, with her husband, son and two-spirited cats. She was an attorney in Pittsburgh and a librarian in Florida before becoming a writer. Stephanie is a fan of everything black-and-yellow. She is hard at work on her next Wedding Planner mystery. Connect with Stephanie at the links below. 

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The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker
Meet Lucy, aged 25, and Brenda, aged 79. Neighbours and unlikely
Lucy Baker is not your usual 25-year-old. She is more at home reading
and knitting in her cluttered little flat than going out partying and
79-year-old Brenda is full of wise and wonderful advice, but when she’s
diagnosed with dementia her life begins to change. Before her
memories slip away for ever, Brenda is desperate to fulfil one last
wish – to see Lucy happy.
Gifting Lucy the locket that helped Brenda find her own true love, she
hopes to push her reticent neighbour in the right direction. But is Lucy
Baker ready for the opportunities and heartbreaks of the real world?
It’s about time she put her knitting needles aside and found out…
The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker will be the most charming,
heart-warming and feel-good novel you will read this year, perfect
for fans of Ruth Hogan and Gail Honeyman.

Brenda Pethybridge – A Woman to be Reckoned With.

One of the themes in my debut novel The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker is that cruelest of diseases – dementia. My own father, who we lost in 2016, suffered from Lewy Bodies – a form associated with Parkinson's disease – and it was heart-breaking to watch my intelligent and lively dad struggle with this for so long until he finally passed away.

Although Dad rarely forgot who I was, the Lewy Bodies meant he was unable to distinguish dreams from reality, had problems concentrating and finding words, and it had an adverse effect on his physical movement. Dementia often exaggerates a person’s character traits, so my strong-willed dad became difficult, argumentative and highly emotional. As much as I loved him, there were times during the progression of the disease, when it was really hard to be with him. My mother cared for him in their home for as long as she could (with outside support, including myself) but our situation gave me cause to reflect on what happens to those who don’t have family in their lives. With our rapidly aging population, dementia is touching more lives than ever before so it was a subject I wanted to explore.

Brenda Pethybridge, Lucy Baker’s seventy-nine-year-old neighbour, is a woman to be reckoned with. She is a no-nonsense, independent lady who can’t be doing with doctors and has her own way of treating ailments. In the story, she discovers she is in the early stages of the disease. The book follows how the diagnosis affects not only her but the people around her – especially her best friend, twenty-five-year-old Lucy. Because Brenda has no family, Lucy steps up as soon as the diagnosis is made, desperate to do all she can to help. And whilst my novel covers many things – a stray cat, Lucy’s lack of self-confidence and a burgeoning romance – it is the way these two unlikely friends deal so differently with the diagnosis that is pivotal to the novel.

When an author creates a character, they must be fully rounded, and one of the hardest parts of writing is ensuring they remain true to themselves – whatever you throw at them. It is easy to allow your own thoughts, morals, and even vocabulary to seep out into the actions and speech of the people you write about. For example, I would never tolerate the work situation Lucy finds herself in and would undoubtedly high-fived some of her colleagues. In the face. With the wheelie office chair. But Lucy is so real to me that she dictated her own responses to the situations she encountered.

Before I started writing full-length novels, I didn’t understand why writers complained their characters were misbehaving. After all – the authors were typing the words so surely they were in control? But as soon as I introduced Brenda's early dementia diagnosis I knew Brenda and Lucy would have very different and very powerful reactions to this news. It was then that I understood why the actions of your characters are not in your control. Whatever ending I thought might happen when I set out to write the book, was taken out of my hands by the strong-willed and pragmatic Brenda. But then even the Scratbag the cat made decisions without me…

I write uplifting and humorous books but I do employ what I call the Four Weddings Formula. There is darkness and there is light, and that gives both a greater impact. Whilst it was important to handle the subject of dementia sensitively, my characters are able to smile about certain aspects of the disease – as many people do in real life. My own father had a keen sense of humour and was able to make jokes about himself in the early stages because it’s so important to laugh when all you want to do is cry. Brenda doesn’t want people to feel sorry for her – she can’t be doing with any of that nonsense – and her friendship with Lucy enables them to laugh about the situation as it develops. It is, after all, the best medicine.

I hope you enjoy The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker. It is a feel-good book which focusses on the importance of friendship yet reminds us that close friends can come from all walks of life, and don’t have to be versions of ourselves – something I revisit in my next novel. And although everyone's experience of dementia is different, I send the biggest hugs to anyone on this heart-breaking journey, either by themselves or with family.
The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker is available on Amazon
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Author Bio
Jenni Keer is a history graduate who embarked on a career in contract
flooring before settling in the middle of the Suffolk countryside with
her antique furniture restorer husband. She has valiantly attempted
to master the ancient art of housework but with four teenage boys in
the house it remains a mystery. Instead, she spends her time at the
keyboard writing women's fiction to combat the testosterone-fuelled
atmosphere with her number one fan #Blindcat by her side. Much
younger in her head than she is on paper, she adores any excuse for
fancy-dress and is part of a disco formation dance team.
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Website - https://jennikeer.co.uk/
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