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Monday, October 21, 2019

His to Defend

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for His to Defend, by author Rhenna Morgan! I'm so excited to share book #1 of the sexy NOLA Knights series, and its gorgeous cover! Read on for more details and an exclusive excerpt!

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His to Defend (NOLA Knights #1)
Publication Date: October 14th, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Carina Press
Length: 384 Pages
Book one of NOLA Knights, the heart-stoppingly sexy spin-off series by Men of Haven author Rhenna Morgan

His world. His rules. Her love. Though his methods may be rough, when it comes to protecting what’s his, Russian vor Sergei Petrovyh’s heart is always in the right place. That’s never been more true than when the gorgeous Evette Labadie asks him for a job. He knows enough to keep his hands off someone as beloved by the locals as Evie, but there’s something about her that calls to him—no matter how badly he burns to make her his. Don’t think Evie hasn’t noticed the powerful Russian mafia boss who makes her favorite diner a regular stop. How can she not? He’s as hot as his reputation is dangerous. But everyone in her struggling New Orleans neighborhood knows he’s the man to turn to. And right now she needs money to get her son out of trouble. Her other needs—needs she knows damn well Sergei can more than satisfy—will have to wait. Evie soon finds herself playing Cinderella to a man who, despite what people believe, is definitely more prince than villain. She can’t help falling deeper in love with each passing day. But when a turf war between Sergei and a rival brings violence to her doorstep, Evie must come to grips with loving a man who will do anything to defend her…or walk away from her best chance at a happily-ever-after of her very own. 


Rating: 5 out of 5 fairies

Review: His to Defend is a wonderful, sexy romance. Evie will capture your heart from the start. All she wants is what's best for her son, and if it means a potential deal with the devil, she's not above it. Sergei has worked hard to build his reputation and protect those close to him. Evie could destroy all that if he gave in to his desires. But sometimes sparks fly, and when it comes down to it, is Evie willing to take the good with the bad and find her fairy tale ending? You won't want to stop reading this once you start!



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Excerpt
Evette pinched the business-size check from her former employer a little tighter and glared at the cleaning company’s logo in the top corner. On any other Friday, the money would have meant inching closer to some semblance of security for her and her son, Emerson. A step toward unraveling the mess she’d created for her life. Today, the unexpected termination that had come with her weekly pay felt more like a sucker punch to the gut. Yet another obstacle to overcome after too many damned years running the gauntlet and never even glimpsing the finish line. Maybe she could get a job cleaning at one of the hotels. God knew the French Quarter was packed with them, and she was pretty sure she could count on regular shift work, like the office cleaning crew she’d been on. Though, how she was going to land one by Monday when it was already close to 4:30 on a Friday afternoon was beyond her. And landing something quick was the only way this latest setback wouldn’t force her into dipping into Emerson’s school fund. Plus, there was the hurdle of what would happen if they called her old company for references and found out she’d been fired for a security breach. Not. Good. The commuter bus swung onto Tulane headed toward Mid-City, and Evie’s spirits sunk a little lower. If someone had told her when she was growing up that she’d be a single mom living in one of New Orleans’s rougher parts of town at twenty-eight years old, she’d have laughed in their face. She was going to be a fashion retail buyer—or at least have some kind of career in fashion. She was going to travel the world. See things. Know people. Adventure her way through life and suck it dry. Then her mom had died, and she’d gone off the rails. She sighed and slunk a little farther down onto the hard plastic bench, the run-down stores, bars and restaurants along the roadside passing in a blur while the vibrations from the bus’s engine rattled clear to her bones. Get knocked down seven times, stand up eight. If she had a dollar for all the times her momma had said it and all the times Evie had echoed it in the last eight years, she’d be driving a Porsche toward the Garden District right now instead of a barely livable apartment. But her momma had made it. Mostly. Raised Evette through her tumultuous preteen years after her daddy’s death and made it look easy. It hadn’t been until a year after Emerson had been born and Evie had found the courage to read some of her mother’s journals that she’d realized just how much of a challenge her mother had really faced. How much she’d given up and how alone she’d felt through every second. Evie understood it now. Knew to her very marrow the sacrifices that had been made on her behalf. And she’d thrown it all away nursing her grief. Resolve and a whole lot of stubbornness revved her energy and forced her taller in her seat. Pity was what had gotten her into this mess to begin with, and she’d be damned if she went that route again. Labadie women didn’t quit. Didn’t give up. They faced whatever they needed to face, and they smiled doing it. Eventually, she was going to find a way to give her and Emerson the world. She just might have to scrimp a little longer and get more creative to make it happen.
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About the Author 2017-Headshot-267x400 A native Oklahoman, Rhenna Morgan is a certified romance junkie. Whether it’s contemporary, paranormal, or fantasy you’re after, Rhenna’s stories pack romantic escape full of new, exciting worlds, and strong, intuitive men who fight to keep the women they want. For advance release news and exclusive content, sign up for her newsletter at http://RhennaMorgan.com. You'll also find all of her social links there, along with her smoking hot inspiration boards.
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Blog Tour Schedule
October 14th
Reads & Reels (Spotlight) http://readsandreels.com
Reviews and Promos by Nyx (Spotlight) https://nyxblogs.wordpress.com/
Vivianna MacKade (Guest Post) https://viviana-mackade.blog/
Didi Oviatt (Review) https://didioviatt.wordpress.com
Romance Book Binge (Review) https://romancebookbinge.com/
October 15th
I’m All About Books (Spotlight) https://imallaboutbooks.com/
Sophril Reads (Spotlight) http://sophrilreads.wordpress.com
October 16th
The Magic of Wor(l)ds (Spotlight) http://themagicofworlds.wordpress.com
Jane Hunt Writer (Review) https://www.jolliffe01.com/blog
October 17th
Dash Fan Book Reviews (Review) https://dashfan81.blogspot.com/
The Bookish Mrs. Harding (Review) http://thebookishmrsharding.home.blog
October 18th
Misty’s Book Space (Review) http://mistysbookspace.wordpress.com
The Cozy Pages (Review) http://thecozypages.wordpress.com/
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October 21st
B is for Book Review (Spotlight) https://bforbookreview.wordpress.com
I Love Books and Stuff (Spotlight) https://ilovebooksandstuffblog.wordpress.com
Literary Dust (Review) https://literarydust.wordpress.com/
The Faerie Review (Review) http://www.thefaeriereview.com
October 22nd
Nesie’s Place (Spotlight) https://nesiesplace.wordpress.com
Tranquil Dreams (Spotlight) https://klling.wordpress.com/
Inked and Blonde (Review) https://inkedandblonde.blogspot.com/
October 23rd
Wrong Side of Forty (Review) https://wrongsideoffortyuk.wordpress.com/
Tsarina Press (Review) https://www.tsarinapress.com
October 24th
Past Midnight (Review) http://pastmidnight.home.blog
October 25th
Jessica Belmont (Review) https://jessicabelmont.wordpress.com/
Book Dragon Girl (Review)https://bookdragongirl.com
Blog Tour Organized By: R&RButto200x200 R&R Book Tours

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Blitz: Angel of Evil

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Happy book birthday to author Kenneth B. Andersen 🎉 Today marks the release of book #4, The Angel of Evil in his hugely popular series, The Great Devil War! Read on for an excerpt and a chance to win a digital copy of the book!
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The Angel of Evil (The Great Devil War #4)
Publication Date: October 20th, 2019 (Today)
Genre: YA Fantasy
Multi-award winning series, published in 10 countries, movie rights optioned! Continuing the dark adventure that begins with The Devil’s Apprentice, The Die of Death and The Wrongful Death. SPOILER ALERT! Nothing will ever be the same. Satina is gone, kidnapped by the enemy. Disobeying Lucifer, Philip heads out to find her, journeying into the deep darkness of Outer Reach. But nothing can prepare Philip for the horror that awaits—or the demons he will face. Meanwhile, Lucifer’s kingdom is threatened as the Great Devil War draws closer. All Hell is about to break loose… THE GREAT DEVIL WAR is a gripping, humorous and dark tale about good and evil seen from a different perspective, making the reader laugh and think. It’s filled with biblical and historical characters and set in a world beyond your wildest dreams. Or nightmares. Add to Goodreads
Excerpt
His eyes grew more and more accustomed to the dark. After a few hours the vague contours around him became visible. The surroundings took shape and Philip saw the fragments of Outer Reach’s shadow-draped landscape. It made him feel sick to his stomach and he wished he could bring back the darkness, because what he saw… In some ways it was much more terrifying. It was insanity. There were trees, but something had happened to them. It looked like they’d been pressed inside out and the trunks were nothing but a tangle of splinters. The warped plants seemed to writhe in pain and reach out for him. Something had ploughed the barren land, leaving vast furrows filled with a darkness more intense than the sky above. Through these deep ravines blew an icy wind and the constant sound of a distant storm. A slow-running river filled with a concoction of mud and blood flowed through the distorted landscape until it reached the edge of a bottomless pit. But instead of draining into it, the river rose like a gigantic snake, stretching into the black sky as far as the eye could see. Everything was hideous and dead, but it was more than that. It was pure chaos and it hurt to look at. It hurt your mind. Then he realized he was wrong. The land was definitely hideous, but it was far from dead. Here and there something unsightly slithered past him. Silhouettes of creatures as awful as the world they inhabited. The accursed. He could feel them staring from their hiding places. Could feel their hunger. Their bloodthirst. But they didn’t attack and he knew why. They didn’t dare. Aziel’s orders. Finally the everlasting darkness was punctured by little spots of light. His heart started racing. He was almost there. The ruins of Enoch. Aziel’s New Hell.
Available on Amazon The Great Devil War 1 - 3
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The Devil’s Apprentice Philip is a good boy, a really good boy, who accidentally gets sent to Hell to become the Devil’s heir. The Devil, Lucifer, is dying and desperately in need of a successor, but there’s been a mistake and Philip is the wrong boy. Philip is terrible at being bad, but Lucifer has no other choice than to begin the difficult task of training him in the ways of evil. Philip gets both friends and enemies in this odd, gloomy underworld—but who can he trust, when he discovers an evil-minded plot against the dark throne? The Devil’s Apprentice is volume 1 in The Great Devil War-series. Amazon The Die of Death Philip’s adventures as the Devil’s apprentice have changed him—in a good way. Although he misses his friends in Hell, he has made new friends in life. But when the future of the underworld is threatened once again, Philip’s help is needed. Death’s Die has been stolen and immortality is spreading across the globe. Philip throws himself into the search—and discovers a horrible truth about his own life along the way. The Die of Death is volume 2 in The Great Devil War-series. Amazon The Wrongful Death An unfortunate chain of events makes Philip responsible for the untimely death of the school bully Sam—the Devil’s original choice for an heir. Philip must return to Hell to find Sam and bring him back to life, so that fate can be restored. But trouble is stirring in Lucifer’s kingdom and not even Philip can imagine the strange and dark journey that awaits him. A journey that will take him through ancient underworlds and all the way to Paradise. The Wrongful Death is volume 3 of The Great Devil War series. Amazon If you would like a chance to win a digital copy of the book, click the link below! The giveaway will be open today and will run until October 23rd. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway About the Author kba_5_thumb
I WAS BORN IN DENMARK ON A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT IN NOVEMBER 1976 …
… and I began writing when I was a teenager. My first book was a really awful horror novel titled Nidhug’s Slaves. It didn’t get published. Luckily. During the next 7 years, I wrote nearly 20 novels–all of which were rejected–while working as a school teacher. The rest of the time I spent writing. In 2000 I published my debut fantasy book, The Battle of Caïssa, and that’s when things really took off. Since then I’ve published more than thirty-five books for children and young adults in genres ranging from fantasy to horror and science fiction. My books have been translated into more than 15 languages and my series about the superhero Antboy has been adapted for film, which is available on Netflix. An animated tv series is currently in development. A musical of The Devil’s Apprentice opened in the fall 2018 and the movie rights for the series have also been optioned. I live in Copenhagen with my wife, two boys, a dog named Milo and spiders in the basement. About THE GREAT DEVIL WAR: The Great Devil War was published in Denmark from 2005-2016, beginning with The Devil’s Apprentice. Even though the story (mostly) takes place in Hell and deals with themes like evil, death and free will, it is also a humoristic tale about good and evil seen from a different perspective. A tale that hopefully will make the reader – young or old, boy or girl – laugh and think. Welcome to the other side!
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Friday, October 18, 2019

Hope

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Hope by Terry Tyler has been snapping up 5 star reviews all over the place, which is why I'm thrilled to share it with you all today! Welcome to the blog tour for Dystopian Psycho-Thriller, Hope!
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Hope Publication Date: May 24, 2019 Genre: Dystopian/ Psychological Thriller Terry Tyler’s nineteenth published work is a psychological thriller set in a dystopian near future – the UK, Year 2028. Blogger Lita Stone and journalist Nick Freer live and work online, seeing life through soundbites, news TV and social media. Keeping the outside world at bay in their cozy flat, they observe the ruthless activities of the new PM and his celebrity fitness guru wife, Mona (hashtag MoMo), with the mild outrage that can be quelled simply by writing another blog post. Meanwhile, in the outside world, multinational conglomerate Nutricorp is busy buying up supermarket chains, controlling the media, and financing the new compounds for the homeless: the Hope Villages. Lita and Nick suspect little of the danger that awaits the unfortunate, until the outside world catches up with them – and Lita is forced to discover a strength she never knew she possessed. Add to Goodreads
Excerpt
We don't notice our world changing around us, because those little shifts take place so gradually. Attitudes are altered one decision, one blind eye turned, one 'I accept' at a time, until a situation that would have seemed unthinkable ten, twenty, thirty years ago, becomes the norm. I've been pondering this a lot over the past few days, since I walked past the usual mile-long queue outside our local food bank, and thought, hang on a minute. When did this happen? When I was a kid, I knew food banks existed but had never seen one. The UK's first opened in 2004; I googled it so you don't have to. Now they're in every town, as normal a feature of our urban landscape as Nu-Mart and BettaBargains, but still they're not government funded. They rely on charities, and people like me who dump a packet of Nu-Mart Pasta 'n' Sauce in the donations basket when we do our weekly shop. One ponder led to another, and 'why so many food banks?' got me thinking about Hope Villages. Since the first one, four years ago, they've popped up all over the country. Sounds cosy, doesn't it? Hope Village. Rosy-cheeked kiddies and lovingly tended gardens. A smiling vicar walking his dog, and pots of jam with gingham covers over the lids. The reality is somewhat less appealing. The 'Villages' are estates of warehouse-like structures to house the homeless, with nary a jar of apple and blackberry preserves in sight. Not so long ago, the less fortunate of our nation―of which there are said to be over two million―were part of the scenery in any town. You'd see them slumped in shop doorways, sitting blank-eyed on park benches, begging outside supermarkets and cafés. Queueing outside the shelters. There are two shelters near us: Horizon, and a Roof. Roof Charity has opened many, all over the country, in the past decade. I walk past and try not to stare at the bewildered faces of those who have only recently fallen this far and are trying their best to cling to 'normality', alongside the long-termers, their dead eyes staring at the ground. Over the last four years, however, most of the homeless have been tidied away into Hope Villages.
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About the Author Author Pic Terry Tyler is the author of nineteen books available from Amazon, the latest being ‘Hope’, a dystopian, psychological drama set in the UK, a decade into the future. She is currently at work on ‘Blackthorn’, a post-apocalyptic stand-alone story set in her fictional city of the same name. Proud to be independently published, Terry is an avid reader and book reviewer, and a member of Rosie Amber’s Book Review Team. Terry is a Walking Dead addict, and has a great interest in history (particularly 14th-17th century), and sociological/cultural/anthropological stuff, generally. She loves South Park, Netflix, autumn and winter, and going for long walks in quiet places where there are lots of trees. She lives in the north east of England with her husband.
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Blog Tour Schedule
October 14th
Reads & Reels (Review) http://readsandreels.com
Just 4 My Books (Review) http://www.just4mybooks.wordpress.com
Lisette Brody (Guest Post) http://lisettebrodey.com/
Reviews and Promos by Nyx (Spotlight) https://nyxblogs.wordpress.com/
October 15th
Lunarian Press (Spotlight) https://www.lunarianpress.com/
Jessica Belmont (Review) https://jessicabelmont.wordpress.com/
Tommye Turner Talks (Review) http://tommyeturnertalks.com
October 16th
B is for Book Review (Interview) https://bforbookreview.wordpress.com
The Magic of Wor(l)ds (Review) http://themagicofworlds.wordpress.com
Books Teacup and Review (Spotlight) https://booksteacupnreviews.wordpress.com/
October 17th
LoopyLouLaura (Review) https://www.loopyloulaura.com/
Tranquil Dreams (Review) https://klling.wordpress.com/
Didi Oviatt (Spotlight) https://didioviatt.wordpress.com
October 18th
I’m All About Books (Review) https://imallaboubtbooks.com
The Faerie Review (Review) http://www.thefaeriereview.com
Crossroads Reviews (Spotlight) http://www.crossroadreviews.com
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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Soul Searcher Release Party!

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Here’s a fun book event (Angelina Kerner's) with a great line up of amazing authors. They all have fantastic personalities. Show up to get to know the novelette, all the awesome readers, play games, go on scavenger hunts and win some awesome goodies! Before the party starts at 3pm PDT, Angelina will be posting one an activity per hour from 8am PDT to get everyone in the mood. https://www.facebook.com/events/2709315419101837/?ti=icl soul searcher author line up

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Dead of Winter






The Dead of Winter by A B Gibson 
Horror Thriller

Four young professionals pick the wrong weekend to visit a popular Pumpkin Patch Bed and Breakfast. It’s the last day of the season, and the weather and the farm are picture-perfect. Ma and Pa Winter are the consummate hosts, and they immediately win over Dillon, Tara, Josh and Julia with their homespun authenticity. Like the thousands of other visitors to Winters Farm and Orchard, the four are eager to pick apples and pumpkins and take the challenge of the Giant Corn Maze. But Ma Winter has other plans. A scary moonlight hayride spirals into a frantic twenty-four hours of deception and mayhem, and the group find themselves unwilling participants in a horrific family tradition.