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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Book Blast for An Alien Exchange by Keri Kruspe

An Alien Exchange
by Keri Kruspe


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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Keri Kruspe 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: Sci-fi Romance

Aimee Gwiazdowski has a passion for Alien Abduction romance stories. She vicariously lives through the heroines of her books to escape her lonely, loveless life. Until one morning, she wakes up in a strange, white room where an alluring voice invites her to the “Exchange” to find love and adventure in another world. Did she dare believe it? Could she leave everything behind and take a chance to become one of those heroines who finds true love among the stars?



Exiled Prince Qayyum E’etu and commander of the space vessel StarChance has a mission—transport the human women to the Exchange along with an offer he can’t refuse: find evidence against rumored human trafficking connected with the Exchange. If he can successfully bring the traitors back to Zerin for justice, it would give him a chance to return home. How was he supposed to know that meeting a human woman would put everything he was working for in jeopardy?



As unforeseen evil slowly brews discord within the galaxy, it works to tear Aimee and Qay further apart. If they don’t learn to overcome their fears and trust the love they have for each other, the coming cataclysm will devastate not only Zerin, but Earth as well.



An Alien Exchange is the first book in a sci-fi romance that features intergalactic action, engrossing plots, and courageous individuals. If you like fast-paced action, raw emotions, and sexy aliens, you’ll love this new space adventure.


Dedication



I dedicate this book to those who are alone in a crowd. To those who are desperately trying to right a wrong they’ve done in the past. Sometimes taking a chance may seem crazy, but you’ll never know until you try.



Read an Excerpt



Then he did the most unexpected thing. His eyes left hers to fixate on her lips before his mouth covered hers. His tongue stroked over her, gentle and tentative as if asking for permission. Then, a switch flipped, the kiss deepened with bold sweeps in a masculine demand.



What in the world was that flavor? Spicy sweetness, like the tang of nutmeg mixed with an unknown taste of pure masculine bite. Delicious. She opened her mouth and welcomed him in.



It was all the encouragement he needed. His tongue swooped through with masterful determination. His body sidled over her side, his soft linen shirt rubbing enticingly against the naked skin of her stomach.



Lost…she was lost in an overload of sensation. When he pulled back and broke their connection, she whimpered in disappointment.



“Yes, Aimee, give yourself to me—to us.” His husky whisper fueled her passions to a higher level.



Before his words seeped through her befuddled mind, he resumed their mind-blowing kiss. As his tongue lavished over hers, she returned the favor. His mouth was an intoxicating hint of savory goodness and she wanted more. She whimpered as she raised her head to get closer. Stroking, sucking, caressing, and absorbing the rush he gave her.



Her body shivered in reaction. The intense emotion scared her.



She broke away. She couldn’t think. How stupid was she to let this go on? She couldn’t be more embarrassed if she stood in a room full of strangers stark naked.



About the Author:

“Author of otherworldly romantic adventures”



A writer since the age of twelve, Keri Kruspe has always been fascinated with otherworldly stories that end with the dream of Happily Ever After.



A native Nevadan, Keri resides with her family in the wilds of Northwest Michigan where she enjoys the stark change in seasons and the pleasures each one brings. An avid reader, Keri loves an enjoyable bottle of red wine, a variety of delicious foods and watching action/adventure movies…usually at the same time. You can find her most days immersed in her fantasy world on her latest novel while foot tappin’ to classic rock. When not absorbed in her writing, Keri works alongside her husband in building their dream home or discovering intelligent life in America in their RV.



Why I wrote this book



I was reading one of my favorite Sci-fi romances on my electronic reader after watching the latest’s news about computer hacking. It got me thinking…what if aliens hacked into my reading habits to find someone like me who liked alien romances. Wouldn’t that be a perfect way to find women who might be willing to leaving Earth to find love among the stars…



I envisioned Star Wars meets Pretty women. And that, they say, was that. My story “An Alien Exchange” was born.



The book is on sale for $0.99 during the tour.



Buy An Alien Exchange to experience the first installment of this exciting trilogy!



Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Alien-Exchange-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B07JDRH6GR/ref=sr_1_1

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/an-alien-exchange-keri-kruspe/1129746931

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/an-alien-exchange/id1438985680

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/an-alien-exchange



Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/klkruspe15

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https://www.kerikruspe.com/

https://twitter.com/authorkkruspe

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/26000075-keri-kruspe


GIVEAWAY INFORMATION

Keri Kruspe will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:






Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Blurb Blitz Twelve Days by Hope Waters

Twelve Days
by Hope Waters

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Hope Waters will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN 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: Romance


Zoey Blake is having a perfect holiday season. Finals are over and it's time to head home for Christmas, but when she wins the Hartbreakers True Love contest to join them of their tour, she has a chance to follow her favorite band for twelve days -- and twelve steamy nights.



Mackenzie Hart has been a player since and joining Hartbreakers has only edged up his game, that is until he meets Zoey. She's turned his world upside down and only she can make it right. Now all he has to do is convince her to stay with him forever. For a guy like Mack, that shouldn't be too hard but it's gonna take all he has and twelve days to win her true love.


Read an Excerpt



“Zoey,” Nia yelled from inside her bunk, where she had been talking to Josh. “Mack wants to say good night.”



I heard a chorus of approvals from the back of the bus. I stuck my tongue out at them and they laughed. I took the walkie-talkie from Nia and went back to my bunk.



“Hello?”



“Hi, Zoey.



“I just wanted to say goodnight,” Mack said over the crackles.



I smirked. “Why don’t you just call me?”



“Isn’t there something romantic about saying good night over a two-way radio channel in the wilds of Texas where a dozen truckers can hear us?”



I rolled my eyes. “I guess it’s romantic,” I said with a laugh. “Thank you. That is very sweet. Good night Mack.”



“Night.”



Before I shut off the walkie-talkie, I heard from over the waves, “Aw, you kids are cute.” I let out a laugh and turned it off as I handed it back to Nia. I closed my curtains and laid down to sleep as visions of Mack danced in my head.


About the Author: Straight out of fandom, Hope Waters has been writing for over thirty years. From a young age, she was crafting stories to entertain others of all ages and continues to do so to this day. Hope uses she/they for pronouns and enjoys a good book with a cup of coffee and snuggles from her cats.



Website: http://www.hopewaters.net

Twitter: http://twitter.com/HopeWatersBooks

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HopeWatersBooks

E-mail: hope@hopewaters.net



NOTE: The book is on sale for $0.99.



Amazon buy link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JLTNCC3

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION

Hope Waters will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:  http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2018/10/blurb-blitz-twelve-days-by-hope-waters.html 


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Book Blast Future Comes from Behind by STK Chan


Future Comes from Behind (Paradigm Shift, #1)
by STK Chan


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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. STK Chan will be awarding a $15 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: Science Fantasy

Fighting what we've become.

An ancient dimension of dark echoes from the past.



Lisa and her family barely manage to escape an invasion from the Rebel army in their home of Malta. Shortly after this episode, she discovers Exo, the ancient dimension she cannot understand until her late 20s. Exo is made of memories of the past; it brings forth all the strong echoes we leave behind. Lisa desperately wants to resolve the conflicts of this inner world peacefully, but quickly learns she must fight the shadows in people's hearts, materialized through battle re-enactments, warfare and emotional turmoil.


Enjoy an Excerpt:
Soon the windows revealed smaller buildings and less crowded streets. The train grew emptier too. Lisa heard the monotonous hum of the wheels more clearly; it slowed her heartbeat down to a peaceful pace. In a flash, as she had done many times before, she crossed into what she believed to be a dreaming state of mind.



A dense forest surrounded her. It was cold, and patches of snow covered the ground.



It feels so real… But I wanted a nice view of wild, untamed mountains. And a waterfall. And why can’t I better control the season or the clothes I’m wearing? Lisa wondered, shivering a little. There! She finally spotted an exit from the curtain of trees.



Below, a large lake covered with floating sheets of ice lay at her feet. She was indeed on a mountain. The fresh air was freezing, but she breathed it in eagerly, ignoring the abundant vapors of her warm breath.



What could this resemble? Canada? Alaska? Lisa had learned that, by focusing very deeply with closed eyes, she could sometimes change her clothing or some of the details around her.



This time, only a long scarf appeared on her shoulders after she opened her eyes. “Not enough,” she said, shivering, but proceeded to walk along the cliff regardless. Minutes later, she stopped to take a better look into the distance. A boat? I don’t want to come across any other people this time...Ah, it’s just a log. She could not stand the cold any longer, so she thought about getting back.



Greg raised an eyebrow when he noticed her repeated blinking.



“Your lucid dreams again?”



Lisa nodded in confession.



“Where did you go this time?”



“Far…far from these many babylons.”



“Just another reason why we are a perfect match.” He smiled.



“They are so real. And they feel so long, though they really last just a fraction of a second.”



“Do you meet any people in there?”



“Yes, but I avoid them. It scares me to death how intense and unpredictable they are. Last week I met a tribe in Africa and before that I was in the middle of a medieval city.”



“Lucky you,” said Greg. “It’s a strange yet blissful anomaly, to escape reality like that.”


About the Author:

A fan of nourishing SF&F fiction. Seeker of essential truths in historical non-fiction. Exploring life for almost half a century. Delivering action and matters of the inner self. "Chan has license to be more philosophical and issue-oriented, and on the whole he blends together different genres well." (John Staughton, SPR)



Website: http://stkchan.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18365677.S_T_K_Chan



The book is $0.99 during the tour.



Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/PARADIGM-SHIFT-Future-comes-behind-ebook/dp/B07GVNH3GQ

Other book venues: http://stkchan.com/#shortcode-88edda7ce3603c2b9a964b5f0f2b8d1e



GIVEAWAY INFORMATION
STK Chan will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: 




Book Blast for Roosters: Innocent and Sweet by Megan Slayer


Roosters: Innocent and Sweet
by Megan Slayer


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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Megan Slayer will be awarding a prize pack featuring a necklace made by the author and signed swag to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

GENRE: Contemporary Erotic Romance, New Adult

Anissa Dunn wants one man -- Kameron. He’s got looks, brains and a boatload of attitude… and all that muscle. A girl can only take so much, and he's her heart's desire. She’s not afraid to give as good as she gets and she wants him to be her teacher in all things carnal.



There's only one catch -- he's her bodyguard and the rules state she can't date the staff.



But rules are meant to be broken…



Read an Excerpt



Copyright ©2018 Megan Slayer



Kam broke the kiss, then stood her on her feet. “That’s hot.”



Excitement like she’d never known coursed through her veins. The hotness was her. She’d turned someone on -- better yet, the someone was him.



“Kiss swollen lips, flushed cheeks and wide eyes.” He grinned. “That’s the sign a woman’s been properly kissed. Lesson one complete.”



She reached for him. “I didn’t get a passing grade. I want another try. I know I can bump my grade up to an A.” She wound her arms around his neck. “At least offer me some extra credit.”



“Get through this event tonight, and we’ll not only go back over lesson one, but we’ll move to lessons two and three,” Kam said. “Once we leave this room, we resume our roles. No question.” He caressed her ribs. “Remember, this is an event for kids.” He let go, then left her in the suite alone.



Anissa touched her mouth. Her lips tingled. She’d never felt so wanted before. She bit back a whoop and spun on her heel. Hope blossomed in her chest. She’d chosen the right teacher. He’d give her everything she craved.



Now to find ways to make him crave her, too.

About the Author:

Megan Slayer, aka Wendi Zwaduk, is a multi-published, award-winning author of more than one-hundred short stories and novels. She’s been writing since 2008 and published since 2009. Her stories range from the contemporary and paranormal to LGBTQ and BDSM themes. No matter what the length, her works are always hot, but with a lot of heart. She enjoys giving her characters a second chance at love, no matter what the form. She’s been the runner up in the Kink Category at Love Romances Café as well as nominated at the LRC for best author, best contemporary, best ménage and best anthology. Her books have made it to the bestseller lists on Amazon.com.



When she’s not writing, Megan spends time with her husband and son as well as three dogs and three cats. She enjoys art, music and racing, but football is her sport of choice. Find out more about Megan and Wendi at: http://wendizwaduk.com/indexMegan.htm Sign up for the newsletter here: http://ymlp.com/xgjmjumygmgj



Website: http://wendizwaduk.com/indexMegan.htm

Blog: https://wendizwaduk.wordpress.com

Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/wendizwaduk.meganslayer/

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Megan-Slayer/e/B008BJCFSC

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/megan-slayer

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wendizwaduk/

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5330530.Megan_Slayer

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/MeganSlayer



Buy Links:



Available from Changeling Press: https://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=2745

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DVM3N4Q/

Universal Link: https://books2read.com/u/b5rkBA

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION 


Megan Slayer will be awarding a prize pack featuring a necklace made by the author and signed swag to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

F the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:




Monday, November 26, 2018

Flawed by Vivian Kohlman



Flawed
by Vivian Kohlman


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GENRE: Contemporary Romance


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BLURB:

That guy—the one that most girls would run away from—captured Kara’s attention and wouldn’t let it go. As expected, he turned out to be a player. So she cut him off.

But he wasn’t done with her yet. He waited until the memory of their start would have been forgotten—at least, softened a bit. Then he returned to her life, and captured her heart.

Finally blissfully happy, they fall in love and decide to make it official…until his past catches up with him and he destroys her again. But this is it…this is the last time she’ll fall for him.

And she keeps telling herself that until she almost believes it.

This book is for mature audiences.


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Excerpt Two:

Chapter 9


A few minutes later, I heard the door open again.

“That was quick,” I said while shuffling cards, not paying attention to Anna’s return. But it wasn’t Anna. It was Naheed…he walked around the corner, and leaned next to me, putting a hand on the back of my chair.

“You forgot your drink,” he said, setting the drink down in front of me while keeping his hand on the back of my chair, essentially enclosing me in his arms.

“Thank you.” I felt the heat emanating from him and I know my face was bright red. I couldn’t breathe. Butterflies were storming around my stomach.

“You’re welcome. Aren’t you going to even say hello? You’re acting like I’m a stranger.”

“Hello,” I said. I haven’t even looked at him yet. I was avoiding that like the plague. I knew our eyes would lock, just like they used to…and I can’t let this get out of hand.

“So, you’re engaged to Dominik. Why him?”

A slight fit of anger made me look up to Naheed; he’s still standing incredibly close to me.

“Why do you care?”

“Because…he’s not the one for you.”

“Ah, how ironic. That’s what my friends said about you.”

“Yeah, I remember.”

“And you still have a girlfriend…so, I guess things ended up the way they were supposed to.”

I got to him; he looked pissed. He was quiet for a minute…then sat in the chair next to me.

“Kara, I’m with her because you walked away. YOU WALKED AWAY from us,” he said loudly.

“What did you expect me to do?”


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Vivian Kohlman writes romance novels based on stories of love and loss under the backdrop of Washington, DC. She grew up in Maryland just outside DC, but lived in Los Angeles on and off in her 20's before returning to the Washington, DC area to live out her adult life.

Vivian attended a private university in Washington, DC for undergraduate and graduate school, and lived a very active social life. During her teens and twenties she and her friends lived through a lot of ups and downs—these experiences have fed the stories of this series.

Currently, she loves to travel with her husband and reads or writes romance novels as often as she can. When she’s not writing, she works a fulltime job and enjoys all of the bars, restaurants, and other hot spots of the nation’s capital. Born and raised in the DC metro area, she adores the culture of the city and is passionate about highlighting the city's attributes, lifestyles, and norms—not including politics.


Links
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013M8PJDE  Flawed, Book 1 of the Y&P series (Kara’s story, part 1)


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01801MRO2  Found, Book 2 of the Y&P series (Kara’s story, part 2)


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GUDGQGW  Let Go, Book 3 of the Y&P series (Billi’s story)


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074ZN48CD

Girls Like Me, Book 4 of the Y&P series (Ava’s story, part 1)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C1C5WSX Guys Like You, Book 5 of the Y&P series (Ava’s story, part 2)




Note from Author:


The book, Flawed, is not erotica, but does include some steamy scenes, and contains adult situations (curse words, drinking alcohol, etc).


Interview with Vivian Kohlman 

1. Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?

I’d have to say that the characters of Flawed hijacked the story. When I wrote the original version, it had a completely different ending; in my first round of editing, I realized that Kara would never do what the ending had, so I changed it.

2. Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.

I think Flawed is a must read because it’s an easy read that describes a passion between two people not found often. This isn’t a sappy romance—it’s definitely Rated R…but I think not sticking to a moral high ground is refreshing, sometimes.

3. Have you written any other books that are not published?

Yes! Flawed is the first book in the Young and Privileged of Washington, DC series. The series currently has five books; I’m working on the sixth now and have more in mind for the future.

In addition to book six, I also have a couple of non-fiction books that I have. I plan to publish these in the future, but need to do some heavy updating (they were written years ago) and editing. I’m having too much fun with the romance novels to focus on these right now.

4. Pen or type writer or computer?

My writing process includes a combination of a laptop, a phone, and a pencil. First, I write the core of the story on a laptop. When I think it’s ready for a round of editing (my first round always includes tweaks to the story, fleshing out characters or scenes, and the like), I upload the Word document to my Kindle account.

Most of this first round of editing takes place in the Kindle app on my phone during my commute to and from work (I have a ~25 minute metro ride). I make notes etc in the app, and then manually incorporate the edits into the master file on my laptop.

When that’s done, I read through the edited book on my computer and continue to make changes until I feel it’s just about right. When it’s ready, I print a copy, and read through it again, editing it with a pencil.

I’ve found that my mind works best when I read through the books in these various ways—I tend to see the stories and characters in a slightly different light each time.

5. Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?"

Thank you so much for the support you’ve given me!! Please follow me on Instagram and Facebook to learn about new books, deals, and other news…and keep an eye out for book six!

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE




Vivian Kohlman will be awarding $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


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Friday, November 23, 2018

VBT Song of the Boricua by Olivia Castillo



Song of the Boricua
by Olivia Castillo


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GENRE:   Fiction


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BLURB:




Puerto Rico an island of contradiction, serves as an enchanting backdrop following three generations of women.



Elena: Resilient and ambitious, but trapped by duty to her children.


Maria: Passionate and headstrong, but married to a man she does not love. Josephina: Optimistic and romantic, but in love with an alcoholic.


Isabella: Clairvoyant and spiritual, but denies her heritage and roots.



Like the land these women are held hostage, unfulfilled and unable to find their happiness. Each generation like the land is cursed. Can they defy the powerful bond of the curse and free themselves to find love everlasting?



New Author, Olivia Castillo, like the jibaros of the past weaves a tale of sorrow and joy. Castillos' fiction is timely, offering a glimpse into the islands rich history and offering insight into the story that has plagued women for all of time, the search for true love and acceptance of self.

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Excerpt Three:

Josephina

Yauco, Puerto Rico, February 1932

A young man Josephina had never seen was toiling alongside the workers. He had black hair and was very tan. She watched him work and felt an unfamiliar feeling come over her.

It was something she had never experienced before. She heard Marie chuckle beside her. “Il est beau,” Marie said with a knowing little smile.

Josephina’s cheeks turned as bright as a Poinciana flower. “Mon enfant, he’s like you, an orphan. Le petre asked if we could hire him. How could I deny him, fille?” Marie asked, shaking her head wearily.

“We have nothing, but when our priest speaks, how can we refuse direction from up high?”

Marie kissed the rosary she had around her neck and made the sign of the cross. She closed her eyes, fanning herself.

Josephina peeked at him, trying not to be obvious. The young man stood up, wiping the sweat from his brow, and took off his hat. He looked toward the house and spotted Josephina staring at him.

She quickly turned away, embarrassed. Again, with telepathic clarity, Marie spoke gently beside her. “His name is Alejandro. He is such a nice boy. I will introduce you aprés mon somme—after my nap.”

A flushed Josephina quickly protested “Mère, no, you must not.” Marie chuckled louder, the wrinkles around her eyes deepening. “Listen to your old mère.

You need to be with people your own age, not us vieux gens, old people.”

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:





Olivia Castillo is a New York native. After going to the prestigious Fiorello H. Laguardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, she went on to study graphic design at Otis Parson's College in Los Angeles. Along with being an entrepreneur, she is the mother of three children, and grandmother of two. When not writing or spending time with her family, she travels the world and paints. Song of the Boricua is her first novel.


Author website and blog:  www.oliviacastillo.org
Buy on Amazon now:  https://amzn.to/2P63Wh9


The book will be on sale for $0.99.

Interview with Olivia Castillo
1. What is your favorite part of this book and why?

My favorite part is the romance between Josephina and Alejandro. I loved their innocence and the setting.

2. If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?

I would spend it with Josephina and we would explore the Valley of Yauco and the coffee plantations.

3. If you could have been the author of any book ever written, which book would you choose?

I would have loved to be Emily Bronte who wrote, Wuthering Heights.

4. Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?

My characters are based on real people and also people I had heard stories about.

5. What made you want to become a writer?

My mother taught me to read and to appreciate books. She encouraged me to journal and to write. Being exposed to many amazing books at a young age inspired me.

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION




Olivia Castillo will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow the tour and comment; the more they comment, the better their chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: 





Monday, November 19, 2018

Book Blast House of Ashes by Loretta Marion


House of Ashes
by Loretta Marion

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Loretta Marion will be awarding a $50 mazon 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  

((with paranormal/supernatural elements and whispers of romance))

Thirty-seven-year-old painter Cassandra Mitchell is fourth-generation to live in the majestic Battersea Bluffs, a brooding Queen Anne home originally built by her great-grandparents, Percy and Celeste Mitchell, and still standing despite tragedies that have swept the generations. Local lore has it that there was a curse placed on the family and the house is haunted, though opinions are divided on whether it's by malicious or benevolent spirits. Cassie believes the latter―but now she stands to lose her beloved home to mounting debt and the machinations of her dream-weaving ex-husband.



Salvation seems to arrive when a nomadic young couple wanders onto the property with the promise of companionship and much-needed help―until they vanish without a trace, leaving behind no clue to their identities. Cassie is devastated, but determined to discover what's happened to the young couple...even as digging into their disappearance starts to uncover family secrets of her own. Despite warnings from her childhood friend, now the local Chief of Police―as well as an FBI agent who pushes the boundaries of professionalism―Cassie can't help following the trail of clues (and eerie signals from the old house itself) to unravel the mystery. But can she do so before her family's dark curse destroys everything in its path?


Read an Excerpt:


Present day ~ Whale Rock, Massachusetts ~ Cape Cod


September ~ three days since the disappearance



Back at home, I took a good look at my beloved Battersea Bluffs, with its towering widow’s walk, double chimneys, and impressive wrap-around porch. It had become part of Whale Rock’s lore that the majestic Victorian sitting high above the cliffs on the craggy northern end of town was possessed by the spirits of my great- grandparents, Percy and Celeste Mitchell, its original owners. The legend evolved from a rumor initiated by my father when he was trying to take back his rightful home. It had been a successful strategy, but he could never have guessed how prophetic his fable would become—or maybe he’d already sensed the mysterious aspects of the old house. To be fair, Papa and I had never discussed the lurking scents and sounds presented by the spirits sharing our home.



I unlatched the gate, to a warm greeting of soft whimpers and an exuberant tail.



“You’re missing them too, aren’t ya, buddy?” I reached down to stroke the German shepherd’s glossy black fur, those usually erect ears momentarily relaxed. I widened the gate.



I followed the dog to the ledge of Percy’s Bluffs, so named after my great-grandfather’s dramatic leap from the cliffs overlooking Cape Cod Bay. I stared down to where the waves were crashing against the rocks below. Through the years, this spot had become my refuge, where I’d come to contemplate decisions or brood over troubles. Exhausted and numb, I sank to the ground and idly fingered an abandoned champagne cork, probably left here the night Vince and Ashley moved in with me. We’d brought a bottle down to the cliffs to toast our new alliance and the home they were going to help me save. I closed my eyes to bring to memory the feel of the fizzy liquid against my tongue, the first I’d tasted in years. There’d not been much to celebrate in recent times. But that night, a sense of hope had returned to me.


About the Author:
A true bibliophile, Loretta Marion's affection for the written word began in childhood and followed her like a shadow throughout her life as she crafted award winning marketing and advertising copy and educational brochures. She then applied her writing skills as a volunteer, establishing a Legacy Story program for hospice patients, which inspired her to create her own fictional stories. Her debut novel, The Fool's Truth, was a twisty mystery with whispers of romance. Her newest novel, HOUSE OF ASHES – A Haunted Bluffs Mystery, is the first in a series published by Crooked Lane Books.



When not whipping out words on her laptop, she is traveling, enjoying outdoor pursuits, or is curled up with a delicious new book. Loretta lives in Rhode Island with her husband, Geoffrey, and their beloved Mr. Peabody, a sweet, devoted and amusing “Corgador”.



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