Saturday, February 23, 2019

*Book Tour & Giveaway* Adventures with Annabelle & Maisie by Julie Wenzlick




The Day Annabelle Was Bitten By a Doodlebug
by Julie Wenzlick
Genre: Children's Rhyming Picture Book

When pre-schooler Annabelle awakens one morning, she has a strange urge to start doodling.
She calls for paper and pen and begins doodling continuously, unable to stop—even for meals! Her concerned parents take her to the doctor, who discovers a doodlebug bite on her neck.
He assures them her doodling urges will end when the bite fades away. Annabelle gets so good at doodling she opens a shop to sell her work and even travels the world to share her art.
Then one day the bite fades and so do her uncontrollable urges.



The Day Maisie and Annabelle Got the Giggles
by Julie Wenzlick
Genre: Children's Rhyming Picture Book 

After sisters Annabelle and Maisie meet the gigglepuss outside on the trampoline, they suddenly can’t stop giggling. Their dad has a hard time believing they met a gigglepuss, calling it “mythical nonsense.” But as time passes and they giggle harder and harder, there’s no choice but to take them to the doctor, who provides an unpleasant but effective remedy. Wonder who else in the family will encounter that rascally gigglepuss?





The Day Maisie Picked a Daisy
by Julie Wenzlick
Genre: Children's Rhyming Picture Book 

When big sister Annabelle decides to go against Mom’s rules and take little sister Maisie Grace for a ride in her pink Barbie Corvette, she has no idea of the adventure that lies ahead!  Join these wandering sisters as they explore Miss Millie’s garden and fail to obey the sign: Do NOT pick the Daisies!  What will happen when Maisie unknowingly plucks one daisy from the garden?




Julie Wenzlick is a retired English teacher who loves to rhyme. She began writing poems and stories in second grade, and she loves to share her books with elementary students in hopes of inspiring them to write their own stories. Three of her books were inspired by her granddaughters Annabelle and Maisie. She often gets the question from her young audiences, "Did this REALLY happen?" Her book "The Day Annabelle was Bitten by a Doodlebug" was chosen as Honorable Mention in the Writer's Digest Children's Book category for 2017. Julie, who also writes songs to go with her books, produced her original full-length musical comedy "Singles File," in the early 90s at three venues. You can find out more about her at juliewenzlick.com




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*Book Tour & Giveaway* Kiss from a Rose by Bella Fontaine


Kiss From a Rose
by Bella Fontaine
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Secrets that were meant to be hidden jump out of the closet in this hot, sexy, enemies to lovers romance. From USA Today Bestselling Author Khardine Gray writing as Bella Fontaine...


There are two things in this world that I’m certain of:
1.Money doesn’t grow on trees.
2.Caine Donoghue is the devil. He’s the kind of guy who’s sexy, knows it, and uses his charm to fool you. It doesn’t help that he’s an Ex-Navy man with all that hard muscle and a body built like a god. He’s the devil.

It sounds harsh, but it’s true. I should know because I practically grew up with him. I had to endure many summers of his evil. So I should know.

However, the day came when the man decided to go and shock me.

It only took a fifteen-year absence in each other’s lives, but...one major act of kindness that saved the person I loved most dissolved the barrier I placed up to keep him out.

I never saw it coming.
Me, trapped in the charm he oozed. Me, trapped in the temptation that lured me to him just from his sinful sexy smile. Me, getting lost in a man I thought was my worse nightmare.

Caine Donoghue sucked me into a sizzling hot, whirlwind romance that was so scorching it would make hell feel like the artic.
He unlocked something inside me.
But...us being together unlocked something else.
We unlocked secrets from the past that should have stayed hidden. Secrets that tangle the past with the present, and will affect the future.

Secrets that could destroy us.

It’s only a matter of time.
Then it won’t matter what I think ...

If you like hot, steamy, romance with gorgeous, drool-worthy ex-military men that will make you melt, you will like this book. Scroll up and one-click your copy today!





Bella Fontaine is the multicultural and interracial romance pen name of USA Today Bestselling bestselling author Khardine Gray.


The name is to honor the strong, super talented, and courageous women in her family who inspired her to write and do what she loves most.

As with her other books expect hot, steamy, contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Expect drool-worthy heroes and sassy heroines. People falling in love and the wild, sexy fun they have on their journey.




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Friday, February 22, 2019

*Book Tour & Giveaway* Silver Tears Series by Daniel J. Strait-GUEST POST


Trouganda
Silver Tears Book 1
by Daniel J. Strait
Genre: SciFi Fantasy Adventure 

Trained in a deadly art and able to become...completely invisible



A prophecy written over a millennium ago. A baby girl is born with a birthmark matching the one described in the prophecy. Her parents feared the worst so they fled from the elders. They found solace in the small village of Jin, where Nakiata would be trained by the greatest SOT Master ever known. After years of intense training, Nakiata must face her Final Test. A test that would send her out into a world of danger, mystery, and death. Nakiata would have to use every skill she knew in order to survive the dangers and wonders of ...Trouganda.

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Zondura
Silver Tears Book 2

A New World Full of New Dangers and Wonders



Nakiata and Dravone have found themselves on a strange new world. The moment they arrive they are pitted against danger and have no choice but to fight their way out of the castle of The Prowess. Caution and concealment will be a must as they search for any help they can find if any help is to be found as they venture across...Zondura.


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Vazdrag
Silver Tears Book 3


Three of the five members of The Prophecy have been found. Nakiata who is a Shadow of Thought or S.O.T. master along with Dravone, a Morphan which is like a werewolf, and Ka'tia, the newest member who is a princess from Zondura and a fierce warrior. They had just walked through the Black Door on Zondura and find themselves lost in the dark. Eventually the three of them loosely ally themselves with the Roarrgs who send them on a mission in exchange for knowledge about The Prophecy. Before long they face enemies more powerful than before and the fights become epic. Soon they begin to realize the road to knowledge has more danger than they bargained for and they must use all of their skills and tap into some they didn't know they had to endure the reality that is Vazdrag.




Daniel J Strait lives and works in Indiana. He spends lots of his free time with his family and whenever he gets the chance he continues to write the Silver Tears series of books.


GUEST POST
Q: What is something unique/quirky about you?
A: I’ve had many different jobs/careers in my life. Some of them I enjoyed, while others I hope never to do again. On one end of the spectrum I was an assistant manager of a restaurant and on the other end I was a truck driver. I have also been a welder, machinist, mechanic, I was even a chemistry lab assistant for a short time. I love to learn new things.

Q: Tell us something really interesting that's happened to you!
A: I jumped out of a perfectly good airplane once, static line jump.

Q: What are some of your pet peeves?
A: People who drive slow in the left lane, lol. I would prefer not to drive, I need a chauffeur.

Q: Where were you born/grew up at?
A: Well, I was born in Michigan and lived there until I was 8 and then we moved to sunny California where we lived for another 7 ½ years, at which time we moved to southeast Georgia and that’s where I lived until my early 30’s.
Q: If you knew you'd die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?
A: I’d spend my time with my family, especially my daughter, and do as many fun things as we could and tell her that I would love her forever and that I would be there for her in spirit.

Q: Who is your hero and why?
A: Probably would have to pick my Dad. Out of all the people I know, he gives more of himself to family and takes care of their needs above his own. He’s worked tirelessly since the day I entered the world and has quietly supported me even when he shouldn’t have. He’s a true hero, and I strive to be like him. I wish one day I could be in a position to give back to him to show my admiration and love.

Q: What kind of world ruler would you be?
A: I would make a terrible world leader. I would get rid of so much bureaucratic nonsense and strive to make the world we live in a better place for everyone no matter who they are or where they’re from. I would try to instill in others a sense that if we take care of each other, the world we be a much happier place.

Q: What are you passionate about these days?
A: I’m passionate about writing, relaxing, spending time with my family, and playing on my playstation on occasion. I find that life is more than a handful at times and we all need an escape to keep our sanity and that’s why I’m passionate about the few little things I do.

Q: What do you do to unwind and relax?
A: That all depends on my level of stress. I love going to a book store just to smell the air and see all the books on the shelves, grabbing a cup of delicious coffee and browsing, I find it to be very inspiring. On the other hand, if I’m feeling very stressed, I do enjoy getting online with my PS4 and virtually conquering other in friendly battle.


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*Book Tour & Giveaway* Not My Baby by Fallyn Briggs


Not My Baby
Babies For Billionaires Book 2
by Fallyn Briggs
Genre: Sweet Romance

Some women are hired for their looks... Sydney Campbell wasn’t one of them.
Unbeknownst to her, Sydney Campbell is hired because CEO Grayson Carter believes she has no chance of turning his incorrigible son’s head. Aiden Carter is young, handsome, and set to inherit his father’s billion-dollar company. He also has a habit of dating his assistants.
But Sydney has as much time for rumors, taunts, and bad reputations as she does for relationships, love, and babies.
As in none.
She has her own demons to battle, a father who relies on her, and a plan that says working for Aiden Carter is just a stepping stone in her climb to the top of the marketing ladder.
She will not date Aiden. She will not fall in love with him. And she will most certainly not have children with him... right?
Not My Baby is a sweet billionaire romance with no bad language or sex scenes. Of course, there is also a Happy Ever After. Grab your copy now!



**Only .99 cents!!**


Fallyn Briggs has spent most of her life within the pages of a book and now she is thrilled to have the opportunity to invite people into the worlds she creates.


When she is not writing sweet romances, she is traveling, eating too much cheesecake, and thinking about writing sweet romances.Join her newsletter to keep up with the crazy life of this writer.





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*Sales Blitz* Twisted Love by R. Linda

Title: Twisted Love
Author: R. Linda
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Editor: Spell Bound Editing Services
Cover Designer: Pink Ink Designs
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR
Blurb:
Running.
It's what I do. What I've always done.
For fitness. For fun.
And now for fear.
He took me. Trapped me. Destroyed me.
Broke me down, little by little.
His captive.
His slave.
His pet.
But...something unleashes.
Something forbidden. The passion. The pleasure.
It's wrong. Unforgiving, and I should do what I do.
Run like Hell.
From this Twisted Love.
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R. Linda drinks wine and writes books.
A coffee addicted, tattoo enthusiastic fangirl with a slight obsession for a particular British boy band and solo artist, she is a writer of Contemporary YA/NA Romance and Suspense, sometimes dabbling in Paranormal as well.
Renee lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and two sons. When not writing she can often be found reading books to her children and cuddling up with them on the couch to watch their favourite movies.
Author Links:
Get up close and personal with R.Linda, as well as sneak peeks, awesome giveaways and exclusive content in her reader groups on:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/697362-read-between-the-wines
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I didn’t even realise that I had reached for him, until Hendrix flinched at my touch. “Sorry.”
“It’s okay.” He shook his head.
“Do you want me to stop?” I asked as I touched the small round cigarette burns.
“No.”
There were hundreds of them, dotting his. I traced my fingers over each one, feeling his pain. My heart clenched.
Hendrix’s breathing increased and I wondered if I was pushing him too far, but he still didn’t stop me.
My hand drifted down to a large triangular scar on his lower back. I traced the slightly curved edges and winced in pain as I thought about what could have caused such a bad scar.
“What did he do to you?” I whispered so soft I wasn’t sure Hendrix heard.
“Hot iron. My shirt was wrinkled and I looked like a slob.”
“Oh, Hendrix.”
“I was eleven.”
If it were possible for my heart to break any more, it did, right then.
Shattered.
Tears rolled down my cheeks as images of an eleven-year-old Hendrix being held down by Ray flashed through my mind.
“I’m so sorry,” I whispered into his back, wrapping my arms around his waist until they came to rest on his stomach. His hands found mine, covering them completely. His body trembled, and I had no idea how to comfort him. How to take away the pain, torment, torture.
I pressed my lips to a scar on his shoulder and he tensed, tightened his fingers around mine. I wanted to make him feel better, make him forget the pain of his past for just a little while.
Throwing caution to the wind, I turned him to face me.
“Lucy.” His voice was low, gravelly. “Stop.”
“No.” I cupped his cheek with my hand and pressed my lips together in a small smile. “Kiss me.”
He froze. Conflict warred in his eyes as he lowered his gaze and dragged it leisurely over my body.
I just wanted a moment for us to both forget. For Hendrix to lose himself in me and forget his past. I wanted to forget where I was, forget that my life was hell. I wanted to feel something other than hatred, and Hendrix’s kisses and fingers on my skin always sparked something in me; a fire, a desire that I constantly had to extinguish. But right then, maybe it was the fact he was trying so hard to be noble and do the right thing, I just wanted to give into the flames and burn with him.
As if following my train of thought, Hendrix’s eyes flashed to life, a low growl erupted from his throat and he slammed his mouth down on mine. My hands were in his hair, my lips moulded to his, a small whimper escaped. And I really didn’t know if it was me or him. Or if it was out of pleasure, comfort, or fear. It didn’t matter. It just was.
His hands cupped my face as he stepped back. Breathing hard, he closed his eyes and rested his forehead against mine. “Can I tell you something?” he whispered against my lips.
“Yes.”
“I’m scared, Lucy. I’m scared I can’t fix this.” His voice was full of pain, anguish.
“Me too.” I pressed myself closer to him, needing the comfort and needing to comfort him.
“I won’t let him touch you, Lucy. At all. He’ll have to kill me first, okay? I promise you, you will be safe.”
I kissed him again.
Gave in to the flames

Thursday, February 21, 2019

*Book Tour & Giveaway* Chronicles of a Hero by Jaime Buckley-GUEST POST


Prelude to a Hero
Chronicles of a Hero Book 1
by Jaime Buckley
Genre: YA Fantasy

Nerd. Introvert. He was the hero they never knew they wanted.




All Wendell hoped for was a decent job, a hot new car and a girlfriend to match.



What he got was the mantle of a legendary hero, the heart of a girl who had no idea who he really was...and a diamond bigger than his fist.

What could possibly go wrong?

Prelude to a Hero is book one in the Chronicles of a Hero series, by Jaime Buckley. If you enjoyed Tiffany Aching, Harry Potter or Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, then you’ll love this humorous, original epic fantasy, packed with magic, mystery and sharp kicks to the funny bone.

"I'm already a HUGE fan of fantasy fiction, this book appealed to me as I felt it would be something new and unique... I wasn't left disappointed!"



**only 99 cents**




Race to Til-Thorin
Chronicles of a Hero Book 2

Dream girls. Fried snails. A 30” bodyguard with pink ponytails.



Being a hero comes with learning curves.



The curve of a hip. The curve of a sword. The curve of a sucker punch as it connects with your face.


It wouldn’t be so bad if Wendell had professionals to help him.

Instead, he’s stuck with a feisty gnome, a senile old wizard and a green skinned, cigar-smoking babysitter to guide him.

Is it too late to quit?

Fans of epic fantasy will cheer Wendell on as the Chronicles of a Hero series continues in book two. Those who enjoy the world building skills of J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling and Brandon Sanderson will surely get addicted to this original new world.

Feed your fantasy needs and grab your copy today!

"I have not laughed so hard in a long time. I don't KNOW how long it's been. Just when the tension is about to make my heart pop, Chuck or Dax or a situation will pop up and make you laugh."





Into the Fire
Chronicles of a Hero Book 3



Stranded, alone...with a tree sticking out of his bellybutton.




Wendell’s task is simple: get to Til-Thorin Keep.



No problem.

Add to that no map, no help and no flippin’ idea where he is and you have a day in the life of our hero.

Oh wait—we forgot to add the army of cannibals now nipping at his heels.

It just might be the death of him.

Elemental magic and nail-biting action are what you can expect in book three of Chronicles of a Hero. Fans of Dragonlance and The Hobbit will love this new addition to the series.

Don’t wait to grab your copy—buy one today!

"I think this book will be well-liked by those who like Harry Potter, but I think it goes to a new level where those who didn't like Harry Potter can still love this book!"





Trench Wars
Chronicles of a Hero Book 4

Wizards. Elves. Giant Robots with Automatic Weapons.



Wendell is dying for a change of scenery, but Clockworks City has a ban on all outsiders.




It’s a law punishable by death.




So how does a 5’ 10” human hide among 1.5 BILLION gnomes?




By competing in the #1 televised extreme sport in the country, of course.






Enjoy bullets, babes and a bowl of mushroom soup as this series jumps from humorous fantasy to comical science fiction! If you enjoy a good laugh, intense action and unexpected endings, you’ll love book four in the Chronicles of a Hero series.




Grab your copy and keep the epic buzz going!




"(got yelled at by mom to put my Nook away all week....*sigh*) It was that good." 





Second Chances
Chronicles of a Hero Book 5



Fame. Fortune. Thrown into the City incinerator.



Wendell’s chance at the title was always a long shot.

Since then he’s been on TV, Radio and even has the attention of The Church.

Fact is, he’s more popular than ever.

So why are people trying to kill him?
(It’s the cheesy goatee, isn’t it.)






Second Chances is book 5 in Jaime Buckley’s Chronicles of a Hero series. Laugh, cheer and bite your nails as this epic fantasy takes you on a crazy ride, twisting down ramps and out a back window! 




Pick up a copy today!




"You know you have found a great book when you want to slap the author and give the author a hug at the same time, when you take some of the plot turns personally."  





The Truth About Lies
Chronicles of a Hero Book 6

Caught. Tortured. Scheduled for execution. Any Questions?.



Wendell and Dax are exposed and the gnomes of Clockwork City are freaking out. 




Are they spies? Is this an invasion? Was this all just a terror tactic to get gnomes to pay their taxes?




Now with Wendell under arrest and Dax under armed guard, it’s going to take a pardon from President Shrub to set them free.




Good thing Chuck’s planning to kidnap his kids.






The Truth About Lies is book six in the Chronicles of a Hero series by Jaime Buckley. The series that makes you laugh, squirm, grit your teeth and has you begging for more.




Make sure to grab yourself a copy!




"I loved this book because it takes a misfit who was never really liked or appreciated and it shows the beginning of the process of him unlocking his potential and becoming something greater than anyone would have imagined for such a small, insignificant person."





The Price of Fame
Chronicles of a Hero Book 7



Honest Politicians. Humane Terrorists. Religious Devils.


Then it gets confusing...




Wendell’s learned that gnomes are just as irritating and dangerous as humans...they just come in smaller packaging.




Citizens are rebelling, the government’s collapsing, the Church is selling off the poor and Dax’s head on the chopping block.




All Chuck needs to get everyone home is a city wide diversion, a flying S.L.A.G., four lawyers, a hand grenade...and a tiny bit of string.




It feels good when a plan comes together!






The Price of Fame is book seven in the Chronicles of a Hero series by author Jaime Buckley. If you love a good laugh and incredible plot twists to keep you guessing, this book will curl your toes and put a smirk on your face!




"...packed with wild imaginations and inspirations. It’s a rarity that a YA book contains the combination of those three things but Wanted: Hero has them. Seriously, you don’t want to miss reading this book in your lifetime."






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Jaime Buckley married young, winning the heart of a beautiful Samoan princess and together, they had 12 amazing children.

One of the original ‘lost boys’ of Peter Pan, Jaime never truly grew up. Though he is respected as a traditional father figure, he still enjoys late night conversations with Santa Clause, flirting with the Tooth Fairy and has an occasional beer with Bigfoot. Wizards and warriors seek his counsel while monsters tremble at the mention of his name.
An accomplished writer and illustrator of all things fictional, Jaime has a passion to entertain and uplift. He loves God, his country, his family and continues to expand his influence and friendships by stepping onto the Twitch platform as a Creative streamer. Jaime can always be found through Wanted Hero, his greatest project, and passion.



GUEST POST
When did you first consider yourself a writer?

There’s one thing you should know about Buckley’s in general: we’re story tellers.

Whether we’re writers or artists, musicians, sculptors, teachers or even cabinet makers (because in my personal family, we are all of these things and much, much more), we are always telling a story to someone. It’s not only the way we communicate, it’s the way we ‘gather’ people to our family. So when you ask that question to me, all I can say is, “I’ve always been a writer.”

Even when I was in High School, I was crafting stories.

My history teacher noticed that I would fail virtually any written test she gave us, yet if we were to have a conversation, asking me the very same questions, I’d get an ‘A’. She also noticed that though I paid attention to the conversation in class, most of my time was spent with me transfixed by whatever I was drawing at that moment.

So clever as my teacher was, she combined the two. Unlike other classmates, I was asked to take all the history lessons and create comic books to turn in and in turn, she would give me all test orally. The result was a skyrocketing of my grades and a growing love for history.

But maybe that question should be clarified.

If you asked me when I felt like a professional writer, it would have been much, much later in life. It would be after I had grown up. After I had gotten married and after I had even developed the main storyline for the Chronicles of a Hero series.

My darling wife and children would argue that point with me, and they actually have.

Back in 2009 we were homeless.

Yeah, I went from making six figures a year to being unemployed, cast to the wind with ten children, a wife and an aged father-in-law to care for. And let me tell you, I was terrified. With a laptop and a local coffee shop and free wi-fi, I was able to keep us indoors and some food on the table through the winter as I desperately looked for work.

During this epic struggle, my daughter asked me to read a set of books I’d never seen. The covers and box the 5 books came in were some of the most beautifully designed I’d ever seen. When I finished reading them that evening (each book was roughly 75 pages each) my daughter asked me what I thought of the books.

“I thought they were brilliant!” I told her. “Even though they’re for younger readers, I was drawn into the story and truly enjoyed the adventure.”

“That’s how you write, dad,” she replied with a sly grin.

“Uh, no…I don’t,” I argued.

“Yes you do dad,” she insisted, to which my wife nodded in agreement.

Those books I read where the Spiderwick Chronicles.

You see, up to that point, all I’d created were the Wanted Hero comic books. Yes, I’d written to dialogue, but I never considered that ‘real’ writing. It was more of a fake version, to be added to somewhat clever drawings, which made the whole thing work. I wasn’t and ‘official’ writer in my own mind.

So when I finally published Prelude to a Hero, the first book in the Chronicles of a Hero series, my mind transitioned from a cartoonist to a writer.

I think that’s the first time I actually considered myself as a professional writer. When I saw that people were willing to exchange money for my stories and I was getting delightful feedback from readers.

That’s when I knew.


This was what I was meant to do.

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Three amazing prizes!!!

#1)A one-of-a-kind full color HD character sketch from the books--of ANY character the winner wants, created in a live stream session and autographed to the winner by name. (a $300 value)

#2) a PDF copy of the first 5 unedited chapters of Chronicles of a Hero, Book 8: Howling Shadows
(scheduled to be released fall 2019)


#3) A digital copy of 'An Unsolvable Problem' (any format)--the Origin Story of Dax, one of the main characters of the Chronicles of a Hero story (not available for sale).