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Friday, August 23, 2019

Blurb Blitz 13 Steps to the Cellar by Teresa Mathews


13 Steps to the Cellar
by Teresa Mathews 

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Teresa Mathews will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.


GENRE:  Mystery
There were thirteen steps to the cellar. They were steep and they were narrow—but was a fall down them enough to have caused the twenty-seven deep lacerations to her aunt’s head?



Callie Harris travels from her home in Alabama to her aunt’s former mansion in Maine to unravel the haunting forty-year-old mystery of Dr. Laverne Harris Doss’ brutal death.



Why wasn’t a murder weapon found? Was her uncle justly convicted of the killing? Was his mistress involved? Or was the murderer the bearded stranger rumored to have arrived by train that night?



In the charming town of Richmond, located on the banks of Maine’s historic Kennebec River, Callie uncovers the community’s darkest secrets—a botched police investigation, a betrayed widow’s lie, a dead woman’s blackmail, and a wealthy philanthropist’s shame. The web of intrigue extends far beyond Callie's suspicions and its connection to her personal story pierces her to the core.


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A man hovered over the crumpled body of the woman at the bottom of the cellar stairs. An awful, guttural sound forced its way up from deep in her lungs. A cavernous head gash bled profusely, the blood pooling, forming a red halo around her auburn hair. Her glassy, fixed eyes looked up at Callie, pleading for help. I must stop the bleeding, Callie cried. She hurried down the stairs, her feet heavy, her heart pounding. Why can’t I breathe? Why can’t I reach her? Why won’t my feet move faster? She was only steps from her aunt when the grimacing man turned toward her, then looked back to Laverne and raised his hand for a final blow.


About the Author:Teresa Mathews is a graduate of The University of South Alabama. She’s a member of the Mobile Writers Guild and serves on the Board of Directors for the Alabama Nursery and Landscape Association.



An avid gardener and artist, she has multiple book covers to her credit. Several years ago after visiting the site of her real-life aunt’s murder, Teresa discovered another passion–storytelling. Although inspired by an actual tragedy, Thirteen Steps to the Cellar is fiction.



Raised on the Gulf Coast, Teresa, her husband, and son now live on a farm with a second home on the sparkling white sands of Fort Morgan, Alabama.



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The Smuggler's Escape by Barbara Monajem


The
Smuggler's Escape
by
Barbara Monajem

Genre:
Historical Romance, Adventure 

After
escaping the guillotine, Noelle de Vallon takes refuge with her aunt
in England. Determined to make her own way, she joins the local
smugglers, but when their plans are uncovered, Richard, Lord Boltwood
steps out of the shadows to save her. Too bad he’s the last man on
earth she ever wanted to see again.


Years
ago, Richard Boltwood’s plan to marry Noelle was foiled when his
ruthless father shipped him to the Continent to work in espionage.
But with the old man at death’s door, Richard returns to England
with one final mission: to catch a spy. And Noelle is the prime
suspect.


Noelle
needs Richard’s help, but how can she ever trust the man who
abandoned her? And how can Richard catch the real culprit while
protecting the woman who stole his heart and won’t forgive him for
breaking hers?






Winner
of the Holt Medallion, Maggie, Daphne du Maurier, Reviewer’s Choice
and Epic awards, Barbara Monajem wrote her first story at eight years
old about apple tree gnomes. She published a middle-grade fantasy
when her children were young, then moved on to paranormal mysteries
and Regency romances with intrepid heroines and long-suffering heroes
(or vice versa). Regency mysteries are next on the agenda.


Barbara
loves to cook, especially soups. She used to have two items on her
bucket list: to make asparagus pudding (because it was too weird to
resist) and to succeed at knitting socks. She managed the first (it
was dreadful) but doubts she’ll ever accomplish the second. This is
not a bid for immortality but merely the dismal truth. She lives near
Atlanta,
Georgia
with an
ever-shifting population of relatives, friends, and feline strays.










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Behind the Mask by Marianne Petit


Behind
the Mask
by
Marianne Petit
Genre:
Historical Romance 

Author
Marianne Petit mixes true life experiences with fiction to create a
suspenseful tale of intrigue and romance set in the early days of
war-torn France. 





In
1940's Paris, both rich and poor are thrust together, a mixed society
struggling to survive. American born Yvette Matikunas, one of the
privileged few, goes underground with a deathbed promise to her
grandfather that has her roaming the streets of France with a
dangerous message. She quickly learns that no one is who they seem to
be and trust is a thing of the past.

Injured
in battle while trying to save the life of one of his men, Colonial
André Rinaldo is disillusioned by a shell-shocked country and a weak
government. Persuaded to go underground and unite his fellow
compatriots by forming resistance groups, he meets a beautiful
blonde, whose determination to free France from foreign dictatorship
is as strong as his.

In
the middle of espionage and clandestine rendezvous, they form a
partnership that deepens under the ever-present threat of arrest. But
with America’s interest in the war building in the background all
Americans are ordered to leave.

Will
Yvette return to the States, or will André persuade her to stay and
fight for love?






Marianne
Petit is a past President of the Long Island Chapter of the Romance
Writers Of America. Her love of writing stems back to high school.
She spent hours reading Nancy Drew, Alfred Hitchcock and poetry. At
the age of fifteen she wrote a short story for children, as well as
numerous works of poetry. Her love of history stems from her father,
Roger, a Frenchman, whose love of American history greatly influenced
her writing interests .





She
is a past President of the Melville Lions club, a service
organization that raises money for the less fortunate - especially
the sight and hearing impaired. 

Newsday
and several local newspapers have written articles on Ms. Petit and
she was recently interviewed on TV for her time travel.

Marianne
loves to ski, white water raft, horseback ride, and enjoys the
theater. She lives on Long Island is happily married for over 30
years.






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Living for a Higher Purpose by Rev. Peter G. Vu





Spirituality, Inspirational
Date Published: February 2019
Publisher: Book Art Press Solutions

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“Living for a Higher Purpose” is an enthralling story that will keep readers interested at every turn of the page as it gives a unique perspective of the Viet Nam War from an eye-witness and survivor. Viet, the central character, has experienced firsthand the after-effects of war in his “broken homeland” under the Communist regime and struggles with “hunger, thirst, heat, sickness, waves, violent storms, sharks, Communists, pirates, ideas of cannibalism, and death” in his escape. War indeed could not bring happiness and security to the people but instead grabbed them of these things. The contents of the story are raw, honest and powerful, coming directly from experience that has been indelibly etched into the memories of Viet. The book is not just a story of struggles, difficulties, and despair but also a story of hope, redemption, and transformation.

The difficult situations Viet found himself in are relatable and parallel to the struggles of the modern-day readers, and the triumph and new sense of purpose that Viet gained will also be something readers will relate to. This book is such an inspiring, life-changing and uplifting read. Anyone who has been through the toughest times of their lives can find comfort and security in reading this book. Viet’s story inspires readers to find their own higher purpose in life.






About the Author




Rev. Peter G. Vu has been a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan for twenty years and also a chaplain at Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. He was born in Saigon City (currently Ho Chi Minh City), Viet Nam and was a young boy when the Viet Nam War ended. He witnessed the war with great horror and deep appreciation for peace. He grew up with the Communist government system and endured many hardships for more than a decade. What helped Rev. Vu and his countrymen tremendously during those dark days was their faith and prayers. His love for prayers and meditations blossomed. He also exchanged new ideas about prayers and mediations with his Buddhist friends. They got along quite well despite their different faith traditions. After high school, Rev. Vu escaped Viet Nam via boat and came to the United States to begin his seminary training. He attended one year of high school here in the US (Union High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan) to learn the language and new culture. He then attended Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan for two years while staying at Christopher House Seminary. Then, the Seminary sent him to attend his last two years of college at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He graduated with a double major: Mathematics and Philosophy. I then attended graduate school at the University of St. Mary of the Lake and Mundelein Seminary in Chicago, Illinois for five years. He graduated and was ordained with the Master Degree of Divinity and the Sacred Theology Baccalaureate.


Rev. Vu has ministered the People of God at six different churches over the last twenty years. Most of them have schools. He has worked extensively with children, especially at School Masses. He has led children in prayer and has seen first-hand their desperate need for it. He was also trained in Clinical Pastoral Care in a hospital and nursing home setting and practiced it at a General Hospital in Oxnard, California. In addition, Rev. Vu has been a chaplain at Grand Rapids Home for Veterans for almost ten years.


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Pianist in a Bordello by Mike C. Erickson




Historical Fiction & Satire

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What would happen if a politician decided to tell the truth—the whole truth?

Richard Youngblood, aspiring Congressman, is about to find out. He’s running on a platform of honesty and transparency—and against the advice of his friends and advisers he’s decided to start with himself. His autobiography will lay his entire life bare before voters just days before the election.

And what a life he’s had. Born in a commune and named Richard Milhous Nixon Youngblood as an angry shot at his absent father, Richard grows up in the spotlight, the son of an enigmatic fugitive and the grandson of a Republican senator. He’s kidnapped and rescued, kicked out of college for a prank involving turkeys, arrested in Hawaii while trying to deliver secrets to the CIA…Dick Nixon Youngblood’s ready to tell all.

He’ll even tell his readers about the Amandas—three women who share a name but not much else, and who each have helped shape and define the man he’s become.

Are voters really ready for the whole truth?

Are you?

Pianist in a Bordello is a hilarious political romp through the last four decades of American history, from a narrator who is full of surprises.





Praise for Pianist in a Bordello

"Pianist in a Bordello is so well crafted it compels readers to surrender and enjoy this irreverent, madcap portrait of a politician. A steady flow historic nuggets, shrewd insights, passionate encounters, and all-out hilarious moments, make it difficult to stop reading." - Underground Book Reviews

"With an interesting combination of literary tools to keep Erickson's plot constantly moving--opening chapters with sarcastic quotes, alternating between the abovementioned scenes, various plot twists, and closing on a humorous, yet thought-provoking note, Pianist in a Bordello is definitely a fun read for all." - San Francisco Book Review

"The author combines highly effective Joseph Heller-style political and social satire with some surprisingly touching personal moments... Erickson welds all of these elements together into a hugely enjoyable comic novel. A fast-paced, raucous tour through the last half-century alongside a modern-day Candide." - Kirkus Review

‘An original setting, carefully researched and vividly portrayed.’ — The Times Literary Supplement



About the Author




Mike C. Erickson grew up in the idyllic college town of Logan, Utah, but because of a twist of fate he graduated from high school in Honolulu. He left Hawaii brimming with aloha and enrolled at Utah State, where he was awarded two degrees and self-proclaimed minor intellectual status, which was of dubious value when the US Army invited him to vacation in South-East Asia. Ten days after leaving Vietnam, he began decades of dispensing pearls of wisdom as a high school history teacher, academic decathlon coach, and on occasion, as a community college instructor in the Sacramento area. Mike and his wife Trudy, have two grown sons and a grandson born soon after this novel is published. When not in Hawaii or another exotic locale, they live in Gold River, California. This is his first novel.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Descendants Series by Destiny Hawkins


The
Descendants
The
Descendants Series Book 1
by
Destiny Hawkins


Genre:
Dark Fantasy 

Fail
the tests and become a slave. Display defectiveness and be put to
death. 


Monroe
Academy was built to separate the weak from the strong. Pass the
biyearly leveling and be released into society upon graduation. Fail
to be promoted and be stripped of rank and forced into
servitude.

That
was a rule that applied to all but Rayah Bardeau. A student of Monroe
Academy, branded as a Null because of her absence of Lighter energy.
With her mother standing as a slave in her place, Rayah was given
until the age of twenty to make level six, but at nineteen-years-old
and with only eight months until her twentieth birthday, she was only
a mere level one. The same level she’s been since she was
ten.

With
the stress of her upcoming test, the loss of a friend, and the
constant wrongdoings towards her, Rayah could only dream of escaping
from Lytonia, and escape she did. Only, when she awakened in her
dorm, she couldn’t distinguish if she had only dreamt of meeting
Soren, a wild and adventurous defect in the Wild Lands, or if she had
somehow used her Lighter Form to get there. 

But
only the elite ― the most powerful of Lighters ― could tap into
their Lighter Forms. Right?

And
what was the dark energy she used when she and Soren were attacked by
Depleters? Was Rayah really as powerless as she thought? Was she a
defect? And if she used dark energy, could she call herself a Lighter
at all?

Bestselling
author Destiny Hawkins brings you the first installment of a gripping
dark fantasy where a powerless girl must survive in a society that
doesn't accept the weak...or the defective. 

"When
I started reading this book I was not prepared for the sheer level of
adventure I would experience. This book is along the same lines as
the Divergent series, and just as action packed!" ★★★★★

"Given
how many books I read, it's not often I can say that I haven't seen
something before, but this storyline is unlike anything I've read."
★★★★★

"This
is completely different from what I'm used to reading....but I
definitely fell in love with this world that Destiny Hawkins
created." ★★★★★






**Only
$1.50!!**





The
Calling
The
Descendants Series Book 2

She
was given a second chance to prove that she could fall in line, but
with her lack of power, that would be impossible.


Rayah's
entire life, she'd always been different from everyone else, and in
Lytonia, being different was treated as a crime, but in her case, she
was granted a pass.

In
only a few months, she had to present her abilities to the council
and prove to them that she was worthy of walking the halls of Monroe
Academy, but Artemis, her tormentor and superior officer, would stop
at nothing to keep her from excelling. Being powerless and not
proving herself meant that she would be transitioned into a slave,
and Artemis would become her master.

What
Rayah realized was that she wasn't as powerless as she thought. For
weeks she had been able to do things that only the elite lighters
could do, and even though this meant that she was strong, it made her
more different than she could have ever imagined. Rayah went from
being weak to possibly being as strong as a Gods Daughter, and she
couldn’t tell anyone.

The
standard colors of a Lytonians powers are white, royal blue, and
turquoise blue.

Hers
were black…

Bestselling
author Destiny Hawkins brings you the second installment of a
gripping dark fantasy where a powerless girl must survive in a
society that doesn't accept the weak...or the defective. 








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Destiny Hawkins is a
multi-genre author with a dark imagination and a love for magic.
She enjoys cooking,
running, swimming, listening to music, reading, and of course
watching anime filled with fantasy! Her favorite genres to read and
work in are Fantasy, LGBT, Paranormal, Romance, Dystopian, Sci-fi,
and young adult. After three years of writing she has published
almost 20 books and she has many more coming!






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Thorny Devils MC by MLJ Quigg


Hulk
Thorny
Devils MC Book 2
by
MLJ Quigg


Genre:
Contemporary MC Romance 


As
soon as I saw you it was like a light shining down from the heavens.
As I got to know you, I realized that light went soul deep, and I
fell for you so hard.”



Hulk

After
an accident and my girlfriend leaving, I didn’t think I’d find
anyone to share my life with. Sure, I had my brother and the club,
but I never wanted anything more. That was until Claire walked into
my life. She had a harrowing story behind her, and it forced my
protective instincts forward and they raged at full force. I simply
had to get past the walls she’d built so tightly around
her.

Claire
Some
say amnesia is a new start which is true. But what happens when you
wake up one day and everything’s a blank. Let me tell you it’s
not fun more like downright scary. 

That
was my life now. Sure I’d made a family and new memories with
Monique and the triplets, but when Monique reunited with Derrick he
came with a whole new family. Hulk was the Sergeant at Arms for the
club, and the man who would steal my heart. Unbeknownst to me the man
who had hurt me previously was closing in, and he wanted to finish
what he’d started. 

Will
Hulk be able to save Claire from a mad man, or will he be too late to
have his angel with him forever? 










Thor
Thorny
Devils MC Book 1

After
being separated for fifteen years, can they let the past be in the
past, or is there too much hurt to forgive and
forget.



Monique

Fifteen
years ago, he broke my heart, leaving me to put my life together
after he disappeared. Then out of the blue, he waltzes back in like
it didn't matter. I knew I couldn't keep him away because it wasn't
just me anymore.

Derrick
I
made the biggest mistake when I left her. Now she's back, and I'm
going nowhere. She will be mine again. She just has to get with the
program.




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MLJ
lives in NSW, Australia, with her husband, three adult children, and
six cats—yes, you heard that right, six.
Growing
up in a huge family of eight kids was always noisy and didn’t give
her enough alone time to unwind.
Books
have always given her an outlet from the craziness that is her life.
Nothing is better than curling up with a good story to take her mind
off her surroundings.
As
a new author, she hopes you enjoy her stories and that they help you
get out of your world and into hers for a few hours.











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Road to Nowhere by Evan Shapiro


Road
to Nowhere
by
Evan Shapiro

Genre:
Cli-Fi (climate fiction), SciFi, Mystery, Thriller, Satire

Is
humanity on a Road to Nowhere?

What
forces are at play behind global warming and its threat to every
species? Is humanity irrevocably heading down a Road to
Nowhere?

This
near future page-turner, weaves conspiracy, murder, genius and love
into a fast-paced ride across the globe, through the absurd and
beyond.

Patrick,
Kirby, Ancient and Costas thrust us into the world of corporate
juggernaut, PetroSynth, where science, politics and corruption jostle
to determine our future. How can so much power over our planet be in
the hands of so few?

This
book is the stuff of modern mythology, an exciting adventure with
intricate personalities leaving the reader in a state of agitated
‘not knowing’ until the very end. Can we succeed (we are all in
this one together) or will the corporates and their minions win out
only to abandon the planet in crisis? A racy and worthwhile read
capturing the zeitgeist of our times.”

Ian
Cohen – first Green MLC, NSW Parliament and Author of ‘Green
Fire’

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REVIEWS
What
makes this debut novel from Evan Shapiro a thoroughly engrossing read
is that it is hard to pigeon hole into any particular genre. Part
science fiction, thriller, mystery and romp. A fun and at times
gritty ride. It's a page turner written with insight, irreverence and
is an apt observation of humanity's capacity for suffering and
destruction, yet with potential to make a positive change.
G
King

Road
To Nowhere’ gives us a thought-provoking glimpse into an
uncompromising future that brilliantly juxtaposes futuristic hedonism
with the bare fundamentals of human frailty.
M
Jury











The
second of four children born to would-be bohemians, Evan grew up on a
diet of independent cinema, junk TV, Shakespeare and chocolate
biscuits. As a toddler he drank Dettol and shampoo and stuck forks
into power-points. Growing up he was often reminded by his family
that he was lucky to have survived past the age of five. While his
parents blamed him for being dangerously active and carelessly
inquisitive, he lays the responsibility squarely at their feet for
repeatedly leaving Dettol, shampoo and forks within his grasp.


He
likes to define the resulting confusion from his upbringing as his
'perspective' which he now relentlessly channels into works of
fiction.

These
day's he likes to prod people instead of power-points. He lives in
Sydney and divides his time between co-parenting, fixing his father's
TV settings, changing his mother's light bulbs, graphic design work,
writing and meditation. He claims to have found the secret to perfect
parenting, but as the answer is endless patience he's not sure it's
any use to anyone.










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