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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Charlock's Secret by Leah Moyes






Leah Moyes is from the sunny state of Arizona. She is a wife and a mother, a former teacher, and a coach with a background in Archaeology. She loves popcorn and seafood (though not together) and is slowly checking off her very long bucket list.  






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Desperate to hide, Kat flees. Now, trapped in time, her survival and return are threatened by her tortured heart.
Ensnared by hopelessness and grief, twenty-four-year-old Kat Shelton accepts a position as the curator of an old English estate with the sole purpose of running away from her memories and to bury life’s pain.

What she finds on her journey is much more than she bargained for—an arrogant employer, patronizing staff, and a chaotic system to name a few. Then to top it all off, an unforeseen tumble down the antiquated cellar steps brings her to a sudden halt.

Waking up in the year 1878, and mistaken for the children’s new governess, Kat scrambles to navigate nineteenth-century British lifestyle and culture. An impossible feat if it weren’t for the help of the Gilford girls and their charming and handsome brother, Merritt.



Will Kat find the strength, love and forgiveness she yearns for in the past? Or will her path bring her back to the reality she fears?

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As the door cracked open, I quickly threw the covers over my body once more and pushed upright against the carved back of the bed frame. Hesitantly, the face of my graceful savior appeared through the entry. He smiled as he stepped through the doorway. He was properly dressed in nineteenth-century attire, amazingly real—stunningly handsome.
My lower lip separated from the top one with no attempt to close it. The small silver tray he balanced in his hands, held a single teacup and a saucer with a scone-like pastry on top.
“I supposed you could use some cream tea this morning,” his voice floated, “but I can have Ana arrange an ample breakfast if you prefer.” He set the tray on the table next to the bed. My eyes scanned every amazing detail of his features and form. He shifted awkwardly under my stare and then continued. “It’s a pleasant surprise to see you arouse after your fall several nights ago.” He bent slightly forward. “I feared you might not recover.”
“Several nights ago?” I gasped.
“Yes, the night before last. You tumbled down the stairway.” His eyebrows curved inward. “You don’t recall?”
My fingers massaged my temples to grasp any sense of reasoning, but at this point, overthinking was most likely the cause of my pain.
“My apologies, Miss. I have not formally introduced myself.” He shifted upright, and boldly extended one hand forward to greet me. “I am Merritt G—”
“Gilford.” I finished his sentence. He took a step back, meeting my eyes with those endless pools of blue.
“Of—of course,” he stammered sweetly. “You would already be acquainted with the name of the family for your employ.” He chuckled at himself with what appeared to be unintended charm.
Shame on you, Kat! I scolded myself for enjoying this hallucination a little too much.
Merritt fumbled with the hem of his jacket in momentary silence until I asked the question that lingered on the tip of my tongue since I awoke.
“What year is it?” The words released slow and full of apprehension.
Merritt’s eyes narrowed. I cowered under his stare. “The year?”
“Yes.” I glanced down at my hands and waited.
“It’s 1878.”
My eyes rolled back, and my head hit the wood with a thump.





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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Mentralysis by Ren Garcia


There is a treasure hunt with the prizes being a $100 and $25 giveaway!
The Treasure Hunt Questions will be based on the videos on the Author's YouTube Channel and you can answer the questions and find the YouTube links in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.



Ren Garcia is a Science Fiction/Fantasy author and Texas native who grew up in western Ohio. He has been writing since before he could write, often scribbling alien lingo on any available wall or floor with assorted crayons. He attended The Ohio State University and majored in English Literature. 

Ren has been an avid lover of anything surreal since childhood. He also has a passion for caving, urban archaeology, taking pictures of clouds, and architecture. He currently lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, and their four dogs.




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They thought the episode with their cousin to the east, Lady Bloodstein, was over. They thought it was something to laugh about at the grand table in fond nostalgia. But they were wrong. They were so wrong. And Castle Blanchefort has fallen!


Lord Kabyl has lost everything: his wife, his kin, his family fortune, and his home. Castle Blanchefort, once a safe haven, is overrun with enemies seeking his blood.


In what follows, he must join forces with ancient enemies and with people who do not exist. He must treat with sinister, possibly untrustworthy gods and barter away his soul for urgently needed arcane help or face certain death at the hands of forgotten tyrants and their machinations from a bygone age.


And, how can a strange science known as Mentralysis, practiced in secret in the hidden places of the League, hold the key to ultimate victory?


What should have been obvious to Lord Kabyl from the start, at last, becomes crystal clear: Foolish is he who dares possess the Ultimate Object, for misery shall be his only reward.


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The answer to Treasure Hunt Question #1 and #2 are in the video above.
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Treasure Hunt Questions Chapter 3-4: 
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Chapter 3:--Observing a Wedding  -  https://youtu.be/gud-3Jn9hyg

1: Who is getting married in this chapter?

A)—Ennez & Tellerran

B)—Lady Kilos & Lord Mystery

C)—Lady Sarah and Tal de Roga

D)—Lord Phillip and Thomasina 19th of Waam

E)—Queen Ghome & Queen Xo


2: Who appears as a frightening image in the window?

A)—Queen Ghome

B)—Sam

C)—Lord Kabyl

D)—A Monster

E)—Lady Sarah



Chapter 4:--Visit From Sarah - https://youtu.be/BdPYjc7eU3g

1: Who comes to visit Kilos in her Cat God Pub?

A)—Lady Sarah

B)—Lord Kabyl

C)—Lord Phillip

D)—Lady Sammidoran

E)—Clara Wunderluck


2: What is Magistrate Kilos told during the visit?

A)—That she inherited a great deal of money

B)—That Lord Kabyl has gone missing

C)—That she is dying

D)—That her son is missing

E)—That her husband is missing

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Not a Fine Gentleman by Donna Hatch



Donna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.



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Lady Margaret secretly yearns for love, but fate has exchanged wedded bliss for a lie. When she is caught hovering over her cheating husband’s dead body, she is instantly doomed to hang for his murder. Without hope for justice, Margaret flees into the night alone. 

A cynical Bow Street Constable, Connor Jackson, vows to bring the fugitive Lady Margaret to face the law—but, he doesn’t expect sparks to fly between them. Could the strong yet tender lady truly be a killer? 

As more suspects—and even more condemning evidence—surface, the less certain Connor is of his duty. He must choose between his growing feelings for Lady Margaret and the demands of justice. Will the truth tear them apart or set them free to find love?





The Rogue Hearts Series:

The Stranger She Married 

The Guise of a Gentleman

A Perfect Secret

The Suspect's Daughter

Not a Fine Gentleman


Praise for Donna Hatch:

“Donna Hatch is one of the masters of clean romance with electric tension and smokin’ hot kisses.” ~ Reading is My Super Power Reviews




“Written with heart and depth, Donna Hatch’s books are absolute must-reads for any fan of swoon-worthy historical romance.”  ~ Sarah M. Eden, USA Today best-selling historical romance author







Excerpt:
Itching to begin hunting for the murder suspect, despite her brother’s protestations of her innocence, Connor stood to excuse himself.
“Jackson.” Christian Amesbury looked down at his hands and carefully laced them together. “It’s likely that whoever murdered Hennessey is also after Margaret. It’s the only reasonable explanation for why she hasn’t come to one of us.”
If that were true, Lady Hennessy would be in danger. Connor nodded. “Do you have a portrait of her?”
Amesbury retrieved a miniature from a sideboard table. “This was done just before she got married. It’s a good likeness.”
As Connor took hold of the framed painting, everything inside him went still. A stunning, dark-haired woman with a pair of startlingly luminous eyes stared out at him in shades of blue and green that reminded him of the ocean off the coast of Italy. Her full lips suggested she had a laugh tucked in the corner, and the tilt of her head revealed an impish slant to her character. Something else in her, something compelling and almost familiar made his heart trip all over itself. 
No. He would never again make the blunder of allowing his attraction for a woman—especially an aristocratic woman—to cloud his judgment and rule his heart. He’d learned years ago never to dally with a woman of her class. The one and only time he’d made that mistake had nearly broken him. 
Really, considering his mother’s history, he should have known better; the nobility had no place in their hearts for the working class. He knew it now, and he’d not soon forget.
“She was so happy back then,” Amesbury said in a hushed voice.
Connor removed his focus from the oddly compelling miniature. “Back then?”
Amesbury paused as if choosing his words. “The last few years were difficult for her. Her marriage was not … happy.”
Was it bad enough that she killed her husband? 
That mischievous, lively, lovely girl in the painting could not have done such a heinous act. However, if she’d grown into a bitter woman, she might have. Time changed people. Hardship changed them more. What was the saying about hell hath no fury like a woman scorned…?
“She didn’t kill him.” Amesbury’s vehemence set his features into one belonging to a formidable foe, should they ever find themselves on opposing sides—which they might if Connor found evidence that Lady Hennessy was guilty.
After fixing her face in his memory, Connor handed back the miniature. 
Amesbury gestured. “Keep it if it will help you find her.”
Tucking the miniature safely into a pocket, Connor vowed, “I’ll find her and deliver her safely to you.”
Amesbury clasped his hand. “My thanks.”
“Yes, thank you, Mr. Jackson,” Mrs. Amesbury echoed.
Connor inclined his head to them both and strode out to hunt for Grant and Christian’s sister, who might be a murderess. Despite his relationship the noble family, Connor would use every means at his disposal to deliver her to her family. He could only trust that the wheels of justice would turn on the upper crust as swiftly as it turned on the lower classes.




Interview with Donna Hatch

What writers inspired you to become an author? 
I've wanted to write stories since I was a child. I'm most sure who first inspired me, but probably Laura Ingalls Wilder. 

Any special appearances or events coming up that you want to mention?
Not as long as there are COVID restrictions. I'd planned to have an in-person tea party style launch, but it's going to be all online now. 

If you could travel to any time in history, when would you visit?
Regency England--it would be immeasurably helpful to my ongoing research. 

If you could have dinner with any of your characters, which ones would you choose? What food would you serve?
Probably Genevieve from A Perfect Match and A Perfect Secret. She's the softest and warmest of my characters. I think she'd be an easy friend. I'm not a great cook so I'd probably take her out to dinner.
  
If you could travel anywhere, on earth or off, where would you go?
I've been wanting to see Italy for ages as well as New Zeland. They are both so beautiful!

What color would you wear if you had only one choice?
Blue. I'ts the perfect color and there are thousands of shade variations.

Describe your dream writing spot.
My office is wonderful but I'd love to write in a little shady spot on the beach in full view of the breakers and with the sound of the waves softening the air. So inspiring and peaceful!







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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The Shadow of the Tudor Rose by Wendy Leighton-Porter



A graduate of Exeter University in the early 1980s, I spent 20 years as a teacher of French, Latin and Classical studies, before a change of career led me to writing children's fiction. Currently residing in Abu Dhabi, I live with my husband and our beautiful Tonkinese cat.

The Shadow of Atlantis is the first in a series of time-travel adventures, featuring 3 children and a rather special cat called Max. I'm now working on the 17th book, The Shadow of the Great Fire. The series also includes several novellas that feature Max the talking Tonkinese cat undertaking solo adventures. As I take my young readers on a magical mystery tour through the past, I'm hoping that my love of history, myth and legend will rub off on them too. 


In 1588, a plot to invade England and overthrow Queen Elizabeth the First is about to unfold. At this crucial moment in English history, four visitors from the future arrive in Elizabethan London. 

Twins Joe and Jemima Lancelot, together with their friend Charlie and their talking cat Max, embark upon their next journey into the past as they continue the search for their missing parents who are lost somewhere in the mists of time.

Finding themselves at the heart of a web of conspiracy, can the young time-travellers solve the mystery of the Tudor Rose?







Snippet:

At the beginning of the book, Max the Tonkinese cat has a strange experience when he steps out into the garden one night:

‘El Gato!’
Maybe it hadn’t been the whisper of the leaves he’d heard earlier. Max’s fur stood on end as he recognised the voice with its strange accent from his dream. It sounded eerily familiar.
‘El Gato? I know you’re there, El Gato. Listen to me. Don’t run away.’
Max stiffened, too scared to turn around.  Whoever the voice belonged to must be nearby in the garden somewhere. He was tempted to just bolt through the cat flap into the safety of the house, but his feet wouldn’t obey him and he remained frozen to the spot, oblivious to the rain that was now coming down harder.
‘El Gato, come to me now. Don’t delay – I need you.’
Max was struggling to understand. What did it mean? Why did the voice keep talking about cake? Something about a gâteau… Max was rather partial to sweet things – he had a particular fondness for doughnuts – and he guiltily remembered the time he’d filched a strawberry tart that had been left on a plate in the kitchen. Mum had blamed Joe, until Jemima had spotted the tell-tale crumbs clinging to Max’s whiskers. But who would be trying to lure him away with the promise of a cake out in the garden at this unearthly hour?
‘The Rose, the Rose, El Gato – there is great danger…’ 





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Friday, June 19, 2020

Great Summer Reads Countdown Blitz The King’s Ransom, Young Knights of the Round Table by Cheryl Carpinello Day 15






I’m a retired high school English teacher. A devourer of books growing up, my profession introduced me to writings and authors from times long past. Through my studies and teaching, I fell in love with the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. Now, I hope to inspire young readers and those Young-at-Heart to read more through my Tales and Legends for Reluctant Readers set in these worlds—Ancient Egypt, Medieval Wales, and coming soon, a hair-raising adventure through ancient worlds in search of 5 rare Phoenix Feathers.



All of my books come with Free study guides and/or extensive Back-of-the-Book materials.



My husband and I love to travel. In 2008, we spent three weeks in Egypt traveling by local train from one end of the country to the other; in 2014, we spent three weeks in the UK driving over 1700 miles through England, Wales, and Scotland; and in 2016, we spent a week in Iceland. We’ve also traveled to Mexico, Jamaica, and Aruba. Our next big adventure will be to Greece and Italy.



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Three Friends
Three Quests
Three Mysterious Predictions

Gavin, Philip, and Bryan bravely vow to clear their friend of murder by taking the Knight’s Oath and embarking on individual quests to save The Wild Man. In the end, each one faces their fears and even death in their determination not to fail.
And one will have to disclose the biggest secret of all.
Join Gavin, Phillip, and Bryan on their quests and share the adventures that await them in the land of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.


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Gavin jumped to his feet and took off running, rounding the corner of the stable. Ahead was another, smaller building, an open door right in front. Not knowing where else to go, he dashed through the opening and into the dark. The foul smell almost did him in. Gagging, trying to hold his breath, his gaze swept the darkness.

“My swords! What could stink so bad?”

Seeing the stench’s source, he clapped a hand over his mouth to keep from throwing up. On the other side, lit only by a slit in the roof, lay the decaying body of a man. Unable to hold back any longer, he threw up. Still spitting and gagging, he looked again through watering eyes at the man. Wisps of white hair stuck out of the skull. It was impossible to tell who he had been. Some flesh remained, but only enough to discern that the figure was indeed a man.

Shouts outside brought him out of his stupor. He looked around, but saw no way out other than the door he’d come through.

“What I wouldn’t give to be back home,” he said. “I could die here. No one will believe the thief is a prince of Pembroke!” His stomach still queasy, Gavin searched the darkness for a hiding place. He moved further toward the back of the room and then froze; his heart skipped several beats.

Two lights shone in a dark corner. A quiet voice spoke to him. “Here! Come here! I’ll halp you.”

A small figure stepped out of the darkened corner, his frail hand extended. Ragged white hair like that clinging to the corpse sat atop the apparition’s head. Gavin backed away, but the ghost followed. “Who...what...who are you?” he croaked.








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