Tour and Giveaway for THE RED FENCE by Ed Damiano


Join us for this tour from July 26 to August 20, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  THE RED FENCE by Ed Damiano

Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  38 pages

Genre:  Children’s Picture Book

Publisher:  Mascot Books

Release date:   July, 2021

Content Rating:  G for everyone.


Book Description:

In the uniform town of Vanderloo,

Everyone, everywhere has the same view.

What happens when Astred, tiny Todd, and Ned

Decide to paint their white fence red?

Children’s author and Mom’s Choice Award winner Ed Damiano delivers a poignant message about community and creativity in The Red Fence.


I fell in love with this book as soon as I saw the cover! As I read The Red Fence I loved it even more. This is a wonderful book for your little ones. They will love the sweet story as well as the lovely creations crafted by Illustrator Jenn Polk. The vivid colors and the adorable characters bring this story to life before your very eyes. This book is beautiful and adorable inside and out. And I love the Dr Seuss feel when reading this book, I think I read it four times. 

The main thing I love about this story is the valuable lessons it teaches children. Children seem to listen more when reading books and in The Red Fence by Ed Damiano will show kids of all ages how to fit into this world. How to be accepted but everyone, and that everyone is different, and it is ok to be different. I would love seeing this book in public libraries, school libraries as well as daycare. It would be awesome in Doctor and Dentist offices or anywhere else kids may be. I highly encourage you to check this book out. This cute book is a Five Stars for me. 

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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  1. How do you come up with your story topics?

 I have a vivid imagination and I use my personal experiences or those of family and friends to come up with my stories.   


  1. There are many books out there about diversity, What makes yours different?

I don’t know about the other books about diversity because I don’t research them or compare. My book comes from experiences and using those experiences to share a lesson that can be applied to use in daily life.


  1. What advice would you give budding writers?

My advice to new writers: to paraphrase Field of Dreams, “If it’s in you, it will happen”


  1. Do you ever get writer’s block? What helps you overcome it?

Yes. I get writer’s block. That’s why although they are short stories, they take a long time to write. I worked on The Red Fence for a year. The initial thought, story, and outline is there, then you read and correct, read and change, until you feel comfortable. And you never really do. What helps me overcome it? Relaxing and watching old black and white movies!


  1. Last great book I read. 

Norman Vincent Peals – The Power of Positive Thinking 




Meet the Author:

Born in Newark, New Jersey, Damiano has a passion for creativity, and his stories always contain a positive message. He also wrote The Christmas Blanket, which earned him a Mom’s Choice Award. In The Christmas Blanket, his character EJ realizes the true meaning of Christmas, which is not about getting presents, but about giving back to others.

connect with the author: goodreads

Tour Schedule:

July 26 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway

July 27 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway

July 27 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review /guest post / giveaway

July 28 –  Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review / giveaway

July 29 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review

July 29 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway

July 30 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway

July 30 – Sandra’s Book Club – book review

Aug 2 – Books for Books – book review

Aug 3 – Westveil Publishing – book review / guest post / giveaway

Aug 3 – icefairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway

Aug 4 – I Read What You Write – book review / guest post  giveaway

Aug 4 – Carpinello’s Writing Pages – book spotlight / author interview

Aug 5 –Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – book review / guest post / giveaway

Aug 6 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight / giveaway

Aug 9 – @twilight_reader – book review

Aug 10 – Kam’s Place – book review

Aug 11 – The Avid Reader – book review / guest post / giveaway

Aug 12 – Reading is My Passion – book review

Aug 13 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review / giveaway

Aug 16 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway

Aug 16 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway

Aug 17 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway

Aug 18 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway

Aug 18 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway

Aug 18 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway

Aug 19 – Laura’s Interests – book review / guest post / giveaway

Aug 20 – The Phantom Paragrapher – book review


Enter the Giveaway:

 THE RED FENCE by Ed Damiano Book Tour Giveaway





Tour and Giveaway for The Ice Swan by J’Nell Ciesielski

The Ice Swan

About the Book

Book:  The Ice Swan

Author: J’Nell Ciesielski

Genre: Historical Romance

Release date: July 6, 2021

IS cover

Amid the violent last days of the glittering Russian court, a Russian princess on the run finds her heart where she least expects it.

1917, Petrograd. Fleeing the murderous flames of the Russian Revolution, princess Svetlana Dalsky hopes to find safety in Paris with her mother and sister. But the city is buckling under the weight of the Great War, and the Bolsheviks will not rest until they have erased every Russian aristocrat from memory.

Born the second son of a duke, the only title Wynn MacCallan cares for is that of surgeon. Putting his talents with a scalpel to good use in the hospitals in Paris, Wynn pushes the boundaries of medical science to give his patients the best care possible. While treating Svetlana for a minor injury, he is pulled into a world of decaying imperial glitter and underground Russian clubs where drink, culture, and questionable dealings collide on bubbles of vodka.

Out of money and options, Svetlana is forced into a marriage of convenience with Wynn, who will protect her and pay off her debts. It’s the right thing for a good man to do, but Wynn can’t help hoping the marriage will turn into one of true affection. As the Bolsheviks chase them to different corners of the earth, Wynn and Svetlana begin to see they will never be able to outrun the love they have for one another.

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First of all I love the cover of The Ice Swan and its the main reason I wanted to read this book, though I have read others by this author and they were amazing. And I found The Ice Swan to be another amazing read by author J’Nell Ciesielsk. The story is written during World War I, and for me, it started out very slow. But never fear, after a while it spikes and you will not want to put the book down.

The characters were so well crafted and their development throughout the story was phenomenal. The plot flows so well, I love Svetlana Dalsky and Wynn MacCallan’s story. It flows so well, from the time Svetlana leaves Russia on until the end. Historical Paris and Scotland was fun reading about, and Russia history was interesting as well. I’ve only read a few book with the setting in or around WWI so there is a lot of intriguing history for me here. So if you love historical fiction set in this era, I highly recommend this book to you. There are lots of twists and turns, much tension, but the author does a fantastic job of weaving everything together and coming up with a great ending

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

About the Author

J'nell Ciesielski official

With a passion for heart-stopping adventure and sweeping love stories, J’nell Ciesielski weaves fresh takes into romances of times gone by. When not creating dashing heroes and daring heroines, she can be found dreaming of Scotland, indulging in chocolate of any kind, or watching old black and white movies. Winner of the Romance Through the Ages Award and the Maggie Award, she is a Florida native who now lives in Virginia with her husband, daughter, and lazy beagle. Learn more at

More from J’nell

When we think of the Great War we often only think about events happening right on the battlefield of France, Belgium, and Germany. It was a time of great upheaval for so many people and countries, none more so than Russia. It was during the Great War that the Bolsheviks rose up against the monarchy, assassinated the tsar and his family, and plunged Russia into civil war. The country was in such chaos that they pulled out of the war to deal with their own revolution. The Russian Revolution was the result of centuries of oppression and imperialism that finally boiled over. As the Bolsheviks seized power, nobles and anyone associated or favorable to the monarchy were stripped of their privileges and homes, many killed, and still thousands of others fled in fear of their lives where they became the great wave of White emigres.

The stories of the ill-fated Anastasia and the evil Rasputin are legendary, but it wasn’t until recently when I watched a Russian miniseries called Road to Calvary that I became fascinated with the nobles and their struggle and from all that an idea sparked that would become my upcoming release, The Ice Swan. It’s about a Russian princess fleeing the Revolution to Paris in 1917 where she meets a handsome surgeon who is breaking new grounds in cardiology. We see the plight of the White emigres who have taken refuge in Paris and founded their own little Russia in the heart of the city, the exhausted City of Light after four years of war, the overflowing hospitals, and highly controversial advancements in surgery. Plus, a romance to prove that true love can overcome any difference and who doesn’t need a little more love these days?

Blog Stops

Rebecca Tews, July 19

Where Faith and Books Meet, July 19

Books and Everyday Life, July 19

Texas Book-aholic, July 19

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, July 20

Reflections From My Bookshelves, July 20

All-of-a-kind Mom, July 20

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, July 21

She Lives To Read, July 21

The Write Escape, July 21

Lakesdielivingsite, July 22

Remembrancy, July 22

Inklings and notions, July 22

For Him and My Family, July 23

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, July 23

The Christian Fiction Girl, July 23

deb’s Book Review, July 24

Rachael’s Inkwell, July 24

To Everything There Is A Season, July 24

Life, love, writing, July 24

Locks, Hooks and Books, July 25

Life of Literature, July 25

Inside the Wong Mind, July 25

Betti Mace, July 26

Bliss, Books & Jewels, July 26

Older & Smarter?, July 26

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, July 27

Connect in Fiction, July 27

Mary Hake, July 27

Connie’s History Classroom, July 28

Back porch reads, July 28

Mypreciousbitsandmusings, July 28

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, July 29

Blossoms and Blessings, July 29

Genesis 5020, July 29

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, July 30

Splashes of Joy, July 30

Simple Harvest Reads, July 30 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)

Through the fire blogs, July 31

Just Your Average reviews, July 31

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, August 1

Labor Not in Vain, August 1

The Adventures of a Travelers Wife, August 1


To celebrate her tour, J’nell is giving away the grand prize of a paperback copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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