21 April, 2018

Jumping Ship by Janice Ross~Free ebook!

JUMPING SHIP An Introductory Novella (0.5) ~
When the pursuit of love trumps obligations ~

On the 3rd of June 1975 in New York, Edward and Pearl Riley receive the ultimate give of love - a newborn baby, wrapped in a blanket and stuffed in a burlap bag. The child's name, Sakkara, is written out on a torn sheet of paper, and immediately fills every void the married couple has ever had. Pregnant seamstress Petrina Dugal becomes a runaway at the age of twenty-six. She flees the claws of a brutish husband, despite her adoration for a well-loved South American country known as Guyana. At the heart of the rebellion resides an enigmatic lover named Michael Chen. The journey to escape their choices lead the couple through the Caribbean's treasure trove of islands: Trinidad & Tobago Grenada Barbados St. Lucia Martinique Antigua The journey of the young couple from Guyana to New York is chronicled in very specific clues, left with baby Sakkara. But as she comes of age and begins learning the truth of her abandonment, the Caribbean calls out to this love child. Sakkara is set to unravel the mystery of her true heritage, and hopefully reunite with her long-lost parents. Jumping Ship is the introductory novella to the Island Hopping series. This explosive collection boasts the rich culture of the West Indies, deep love, and a mystery unlike any other.

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18 April, 2018

Return of the Lycan King by Candace Blackburn Spotlight and Giveaway!

Lex and Elizabeth can finally be together as mates.
But the Lycan who killed her is back, and he's threatening the King.
Will they be able to bring down the threat to their future happiness, or will
Elizabeth's fears tear them apart? Find out in the newest edge of your seat
title in Candace Blackburn's Return of the Lycan King Trilogy!

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About Return of the Lycan King: Book 2: Lex and Elizabeth:
Title: Return of the Lycan King: Book 2 Lex and Elizabeth
Author: Candace Blackburn
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: April 17, 2018
Publisher: Candace Blackburn
Series: Return of the Lycan King Trilogy
Format: Digital eBook

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Lex thought he'd lost her, but Elizabeth is back and she is his mate. But between her getting used to
life as a Lycan, threats from dangerous elements looming over their heads and very odd changes in
the Lycan kingdom happening all around them, nothing will be easy. Lex and Elizabeth's love has
to be the strength to pull them through.

Available at:  Amazon | Barnes and Noble  | Kobo | Goodreads


Copyright © 2018 Return of the Lycan King: Book 2 Lex and Elizabeth
Candace Blackburn

"Alexei, are you okay?"
"No. I'm not." He turned, facing her now but still staying by the window. Keeping distance
between them. "If those two... damnable women had not drugged my stew. If you hadn't
seen me with them. If you hadn't been attacked. So many what ifs, and so many lost years.
All this time, we could've been together. We could've had every night together. Met every
morning in each other's arms." He slashed his arm through the air. "No weeks or months
spent wondering if I'd get to see you again. No missing you with every beat of my heart."  
The tears steadily flowed. His canines had dropped, and his eyes held the unmistakable
telltale yellow of a transitioned Lycan. Claws tipped his fingers. Wolf and man seemed to
battle for control, and Lex was emotionally raw. "So many nights I wished you were there,
so I could tell you I loved you. Every night, I prayed you were safe. And many nights, I
asked God why you couldn't be mine. But. You. Were. And the idiocy of three people cost
us two thousand years of happiness."
"You're right," she said as she rose off the bed. "I can't understand why any of this happened.
I've questioned the very same thing, and can find no answer. But we're here together now.
And isn't that what counts?" He watched as she took slow steps toward him, and his
expression slowly began to soften. "In a matter of speaking, you claimed me that night in
Portugal, and we've been together since."
His eyes momentarily widened in surprise. "Yes, but we spent so many nights apart.
Nothing should have separated us. Nothing." He was right. There was no sense trying to
talk him down when she believed what Lex said just as strongly as he did. "You mentioned
Portugal. Were you following me?"
Nodding slowly, she now stood in front of him. "Yes. Jules made sure I had control of my
hungers, and taught me how to use my strengths. Once that was done, and I was confident
in my abilities, I went in search of you. By that time, you were serving the King. And I
followed you on your missions."
"When I saw you, I damned near lost track of what I was doing."
She smiled, remembering making eye contact with Lex for the first time. The sensation was
electric, the pull of a Lycan mate bond weakened, but still present. "But you did your job,
and then you came to me."
His claws retracted, and a smile curling his full lips, he nodded. "And then I came to you."
He pulled her into his arms, and embraced her firmly. "I mourn all the moments we lost."
"As do I, Alexei. But we have the future."
His chest shook as he exhaled a ragged breath. "Yes we do. I can't lose you again, Elizabeth."
"I'm here now, and I'm not going anywhere.”

Other Books in the Return of the Lycan King Trilogy:
Return of the Lycan King: Book 1 Nicholas and Kristen

One life, one mate.  Nicholas Konstantine has been waiting over a thousand years for his mate.
But when he finds her, she's completely unaware of her Lycan biology, and she's battling her own
personal demons.
Kristen O'Connor is a recovering addict, with some major trust issues. By not letting anyone get
close, she won't get hurt. Yet after one meetiing with Nicholas, her walls are crumbling, and she
wants more with this man.
But Nicholas reveals his Lycan side, and hers as well. In addition, ghosts from both of their pasts
come back to haunt them. Will they face everything together, or will Kristen's fears be stronger than
her love?

Available at:  Amazon  | Barnes and Noble  | Kobo  | Goodreads
About Candace Blackburn:
Candace makes her home in North Carolina with her high school sweetheart husband and their
two sons.  She's an indie author who has published two previous romances
(with a bit of fantasy in each), Tristan's Redemption and Nate's Forgiveness.  Her current
works are all paranormal romance (her favorite genre to read!) and are set in her home state.  
She loves coffee, cold weather, the Boston Red Sox, the Carolina Panthers, and hearing from fans.

Connect with Candace:  Website  | Facebook  | Twitter  | Goodreads  | Amazon

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17 April, 2018

Don't Just Travel To Cuba by Talek Nantes Book Spotlight and Interview!

Don't just travel to Cuba, experience Cuba like a local: The Ultimate Cuba Travel Guide
By Talek Nantes
Genre: Nonfiction, Travel guide
Want to experience Cuba like a local? This is the guidebook for you. Talek Nantes, Cuban-American author and founder of the travel blog, TravelswithTalek.com, has traveled to Cuba numerous times. Her detailed explanations will guide you through all aspects of travel to Cuba and help you make the most of your time while in this unique and culturally fascinating country. 

Talek’s passion for Cuba is evident in every information-packed chapter from the classic Havana itineraries you cannot miss to the little-known gems pulsating under the radar in hidden Havana. Visit colonial military forts in Cuba’s eastern capital, Santiago de Cuba. Experience Cuba’s spectacular biospheres and animal preserves. Explore the French-influenced cities of central Cuba with their graceful architecture reminiscent of southern France. Sail the calm waters of underground rivers. Take salsa lessons, learn Spanish, cook a Cuban meal. It’s all here. 

Beyond a mere directory of attractions, this guidebook delves into the history of Cuba from
the pre-colonial days through the present. Special focus is given to understanding Cuba’s
fight for independence from Spain and the Cuban revolution of 1959 along with its key participants. 
This guidebook is packed with useful information, facts, and actionable tips:
•Updated guidelines on travel to Cuba for U.S. citizens.
•All you need to know about currency conversion.
•How to locate and reserve the ideal accommodation in any city.
•How to save money and travel comfortably anywhere within Cuba.
•Where and what to eat in Cuba from street food to top cuisine. 
•Highlights of the major Cuban cities from Havana to Santiago.
•Walking maps of the key Havana neighborhoods. 
* Directory of restaurants, galleries, attractions and music and dance venues in all key cities. 
* Current scams and how to avoid them.
* Budgeting for your Cuba trip
* Over 60 full-color photographs 
In addition to key tips and advice, this guidebook provides cultural insight gleaned from
conversations with local Cubans from the bici-taxi driver to the attendant at a cemetery
gate. Explore places and topics tourists rarely see like religious Afro-Cuban
dance performances, the hottest jazz clubs in Havana, remarkable art museums and stunning
natural beauty.
This extensive guidebook will save you time and money and help you truly experience Cuba
like a local. 
Interview with the author!
Tell us about your genre.  How did you come to choose it?  Why does it appeal to you?
I choose to inhabit the travel genre as I’ve always loved travel.  I wanted to inspire others to
feel about travel the same way I felt…exhilarated, joyous, happy!  For my most recent travel book,
I chose Cuba as a destination. I found that there was so much confusion around traveling to
Cuba especially for U.S. citizens.  I wanted to set the record straight and make sure people had
the necessary information to experience Cuba’s charm.
What do you find most challenging about the writing process, and how do you deal with it?
Writing comes pretty easily to me.  The words flow, especially when I am writing about
something that I love, like travel. Even when I’m writing about something that is a chore, I
find that if I imagine myself telling a story to a friend whatever writer block I may have had disappears.
When and where do you do your writing?
I write at my computer in my little office. I can pretty much write anywhere as laptops now
provide such flexibility and memory. Nevertheless, I still feel I get more done in my regular
space. Although I seem to write around regular 9 to 5 working hours, sometimes I’ll wake up
in the middle of the night, sit at my office and automatically begin to write.       
What have you learned about promoting your books?
My book has not been out so long that I can point to a particular promotional effort and label it
the most successful. I’ve engaged in several campaigns, but I have a hunch that social media
will prove to be the most efficient and effective promotional vehicle for my books.  
What are you most proud of as a writer?
I’m proud that I successfully navigated the operational details of publishing a book.  I’m also
happy that I am able to share my love of travel with others and hopefully help them make their
travel plans a reality.  
If you could have dinner with any writer, living or dead, who would it be and what would you talk about?
George Orwell is my favorite writer. I would love to have dinner with him.  We’d talk about
his experiences in Burma during the British colonization and his time down and out in London
and Paris.  I would love to get his personal interpretation of Animal Farm and what the
different characters symbolized. His masterpiece, 1984, would be the last topic of
That way I could relish the accompanying discussion on the techniques he used to achieve
such gems of sentences. I would be especially interested in the political views and experiences
that led to 1984.       
About the Author
Talek Nantes is an author, travel consultant and founder of the travel blog,
www.travelswithtalek.com. She is a passionate travel enthusiast and enjoys sharing her
travel experiences with others. In her blog, Talek shares information on unique destinations
and provides actionable travel tips and advice to help travelers make the most of their
time away from home. Her focus is on cultural immersion and interaction with local people
to help travelers create their own unique travel experiences. Her work has appeared in
several publications. 

Talek’s personal and professional background have led her to travel to over 100 countries.
She has lived and worked throughout the world and speaks several languages. Talek
is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and lives with her husband in
New York City and Miami.

16 April, 2018

I Owed You One by Madhu Vajpayee Book Blitz!

About the Book:
Publisher: LiFi Publications Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 978-9386191281
Format: Paperback
Pages: 258 pages
Price: 275/-

Dev Khanna has a perfect life with his loving wife Radhika and son Neel in Melbourne, Australia. But there is something from his past that keeps gnawing him, an open wound that is a reminder of a debt. His present is very flourishing and future promising but what happens when the past comes knocking? As the skeletons begin to tumble one after other from the cupboard it is now threating his present.

Join Dev on a journey that spans across the tall skylines of Melbourne, the royal Dilwalo ki Dilli to the dingy streets of Moradabad as he battles love, religion, politics and fear questioning his own beliefs at every step. Will he be able to make peace with his past and save his future? Will humanity lose this battle against everything else?
Book Links:
Goodreads * Amazon
Feedback for the Book:

5 Stars “With an intriguing and powerful theme, the author has chosen a realistic and suspenseful plot with all its subplots tied very well. The characters are realistic and believable. Descriptive writing style along with the confident tone of narration with the extremely good use of vocabulary made it easier for understanding. The suspense that starts building up in the midway is being handled with utmost care and is taken care that it does not loses its grip and holds the capacity to keep the readers engrossed till the last page.” ~ Nikita onAmazon

5 Stars – “Entwined in the backdrop of a courageous young man who let go his turmoiled past and commits himself to love and fulfill his duty without self-interest to be an ultimate winner, the author constantly reminds and beautifully conveys that secularism means humanism and peaceful coexistence. The book has all the makings of a Bollywood blockbuster. A must read for everyone...” ~ Namita Dimrion Amazon

4 Stars “The story line is no less than a thriller. It has all the elements for a perfect entertaining read. Romance, action, drama, mystery, socio-political angle and lots of thriller. Thoroughly enjoyed reading this unpredictable tale of Dev and travelling across continents with him to witness what is the extent one can go for a loved one. There are some scenes that left me goose bumps, because of how real it all felt.” ~ PrivyTrifles
About the Author:
Dr. Madhu Vajpayee- the writer is born somewhere in those hospital corridors where she has spent the last two decades of her life. Witnessing life at such close quarters pushed her to capture the enigma of life in her words and slowly it became her passion. After writing several medical papers and chapters in books, she started her journey in the literary world. Seeking Redemption was her first fiction book which is now followed by I Owed You One.

Having done her graduation, MBBS from King Georges Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow she went ahead to pursue her post-graduation, MD from AIIMS, New Delhi. She was a faculty at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi having been associated with management of patients living with HIV/AIDS. She is now settled in Melbourne, Australia with her family, where she is devoting most of her time to writing, the passion that she couldn’t pursue earlier because of the demands of medical profession and commitment it requires.

When not creating stories, Madhu enjoys reading and traveling.
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15 April, 2018

Cover Reveal for The Picture by Roger Bray!

The publication day is April 22nd and will appear on the link below for ordering 
when published!
                                                     Roger Bray on Amazon 

The Picture by Roger Bray
Cover Reveal Date - 15th April 2018
Publication Date - 22nd April 2018
Book Formats - Mobi, Epub and PDF
Estimated Page Count - 370 pages
Standalone Novel
The Picture
A warehouse in Japan used as an emergency shelter in the aftermath of the 2011 Tsunami. A distraught, young Japanese woman in dishevelled clothes sits on a box, holding her infant daughter. Ben, a US rescue volunteer, kneels in front of her offering comfort. They hug, the baby between them. The moment turns into an hour as the woman sobs into his shoulder; mourning the loss of her husband, her home, the life she knew. A picture is taken, capturing the moment. It becomes a symbol; of help freely given and of the hope of the survivors. The faces in the picture cannot be recognised, and that is how Ben likes it. No celebrity, thanks not required.

But others believe that being identified as the person in the picture is their path to fame and fortune. Ben stands, unknowingly, in their way, but nothing a contract killing cannot fix.

Author Bio –  I have always loved writing; putting words onto a page and bringing characters to life. I can almost feel myself becoming immersed into their lives, living with their fears and triumphs. Thus, my writing process becomes an endless series of questions. What would she or he do, how would they react, is this in keeping with their character? Strange as it sounds, I don’t like leaving characters in cliffhanging situations without giving them an ending, whichever way it develops.
My life to date is what compels me to seek a just outcome, the good will overcome and the bad will be punished. More though, I tend to see my characters as everyday people in extraordinary circumstances, but in which we may all find our selves if the planets align wrongly or for whatever reason you might consider.

Of course, most novels are autobiographical in some way. You must draw on your own experiences of life and from events you have experienced to get the inspiration. My life has been an endless adventure. Serving in the Navy, fighting in wars, serving as a Police officer and the experiences each one of those have brought have all drawn me to this point, but it was a downside to my police service that was the catalyst for my writing.

Medically retired after being seriously injured while protecting a woman in a domestic violence situation I then experienced the other side of life. Depression and rejection. Giving truth to the oft said saying that when one door closes another opens I pulled myself up and enrolled in college gaining bachelor and master degrees, for my own development rather than any professional need. The process of learning, of getting words down onto the page again relit my passion for writing in a way that I hadn’t felt since high school.

So here we are, two books published and another on track.

Where it will take me I have no idea but I am going to enjoy getting there and if my writing can bring some small pleasure into people’s lives along the way, then I consider that I will have succeeded in life.
Social Media Links –  https://twitter.com/rogerbray22

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