Giveaway/Tour BOBOS BABES ADVENTURES: A MAGICAL HALLOWEEN by Karen M. Bobos

BOBOS BABES ADVENTURES: A MAGICAL HALLOWEEN by Karen Bobos
BOBOS BABES ADVENTURES: A MAGICAL HALLOWEED by Karen Bobos

 Join us for this tour from Oct 11 to Oct 22, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  BOBOS BABES ADVENTURES: A MAGICAL HALLOWEEN by Karen M. Bobos
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-10),  30 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book, Fairy Tale
Publisher:  Bobos Babes, Ltd.
Release date:   September 2021
Format available for review:  print-softback (USA and Canada), ebook (gifted kindle, pdf)
Tour dates: Oct 11 to Oct 22, 2021
Content Rating:  G for everyone. It’s a children’s Halloween-themed book about magic and sisterhood.

Book Description:

It’s Halloween time in the land of Harmony, and the Bobos Babes are ready for some fun!

When Angel Scarlett, Fairy Cora, and Princess Daphne visit Lily the Ladybug’s Boutique to look for Halloween costumes, they find Lily has left aside three special masks for them. The ladybug informs the sisters that they must wait until noon on Halloween to try on the mysterious masks but assures them they will have the best costumes in all of the land of Harmony.

The sisters can hardly wait, counting down the minutes on Halloween until they can don their curious masks. When the time comes, they learn their secret masks are enchanted, and the girls are magically transformed into the costumes of their dreams.

​After a fun outing Trick-or-Treating, the little monster, witch, and ghost — or sisters — agree that this was the best Halloween of all.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

BOBOS BABES ADVENTURES: A MAGICAL HALLOWEEN is the second book I’ve read by Karen M. Bobos, and both books have been a delight to read. A MAGICAL HALLOWEEN is about three Bobo’s friends and their new Halloween costumes for this year. But when they finally opened the box where the mask were in, they were sad that all three had a clear mask. Now everyone would see then, but then as they put their mask on, something magical happens. And you need to read the book to find out what it is.

A Magical Halloween is a perfect addition to the Bobo’s Babes collection. This is a must read for children everywhere as Halloween approaches in 2021. The rhyming story is exciting and fun and the illustrations are so very adorable. I love how each page perfectly fits the story. This book with illustrations bringing the story to life is five Stars for me. I know your children will love this as much as the children in my life do.

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.

NOW JOIN ME IN THIS SPECIAL INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR

A Magical Halloween is your 4th published Bobos Babes Adventure. How long does it take you to write a Bobos Babes Adventure?

It depends. During the summer of 2020, my wellness business was at a standstill, so-to-speak, and I was writing to entertain my children. I wrote a book a week. Now that I am full speed ahead with book tours, YouTube videos, marketing campaigns, and launching a book every three to four months . . . and being a mom of three little girls, wife, running my wellness business and managing our home, I write when I can. Did I mention my husband is now working out of town during the week? Thank you, Covid. So, I’ll re-phrase that, “I am a single mom during the week.” I have been working on the same book for a couple of months. I desperately try to write once a week to feel like me.  Writing is my therapy to feel normal.

Where do you write?

Everywhere. Right now, I am on my laptop watching my kids’ ice-skating lesson. I am a busy mom of three little girls under eight. I write while they are in school, gymnastics, eating

dinner… I get a lot done when I let them play on their tablets, but it’s a catch 22 as I try to manage their screen time. My dream, when I am retired, is to have a beautiful office overlooking a quiet lake or even overlooking a private beach on the ocean where I can write and do nothing else.

Do you have any pet peeves when reading a book?

Grammar. I’m obsessed with proper grammar. My bachelor’s degree is in English. I have a hard time reading stories to my children without noticing missing commas or lack of quotations when someone is speaking. I try hard to just “let it go.” I’m probably jinxing myself by writing this. Hopefully, my interview isn’t filled with grammatical errors. LOL

Do you wish you started writing sooner?

I’ve been writing forever. I started writing in fourth grade and had an amazing teacher who was sending in my work to the newspaper and magazines. However, my first book was published in December 2020. I am a firm believer that we are on a journey and things happen when they are supposed to happen. I wouldn’t have been able to write about my children until I had them. Their characters and personalities are based on who they are. Cora is swift because I

cannot keep up with her. Scarlett has angel skin because of her rare skin disease. Daphne is so silly and comforting. It all just fits and makes sense.

What advice would you give other authors?

The same advice that I give myself, “Don’t give up!” Just start writing, and try to stay focused. I always think, “At least my daughters will have these stories to remember how much mom loved them.”

AUTHOR KAREN BOBOS

Meet the Author:

Karen M. Bobos began writing poetry and stories at the early age of ten. She is a life-long Chicagoan who now raises her family in the downtown area. During the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic, Chicago also became a city of unrest. Trying to keep her three young daughters in a world of magic during such scary times, the Bobos Babes Adventures were born. Her goal was to create a world of Harmony for her family and hopefully for others to escape, even if only for a moment.

The first book of the series, The Case of the Giggles, was published in December 2020. The Missing Egg launched in March 2021. The Lion’s Secret was published in June 2021, a tribute to her mother and late father’s incredible love story.  The Lovey That Came to Life and The Bobcat Birthday Party will be releasing in the upcoming months.​

connect with the author:

 website ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads


Tour Schedule:

Oct 11 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 11 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / author interview / giveaway
Oct 11 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 12 – Kam’s Place – book review / guest post
Oct 12 – @twilight_reader – book review / guest post
Oct 13 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Oct 13 – The Phantom Paragrapher – book review / giveaway
Oct 14 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
Oct 14 – Laura’s Interests – book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 15 – She Just Loves Books – book review / author interview / giveaway
Oct 18 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / author interview / giveaway
Oct 18 – Lisa’s Reading – book review / author interview / giveaway
Oct 19 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 19 – icefairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Oct 20 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review / giveaway
Oct 20 – The Momma Spot – book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 21 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Oct 21 – I’m Into Books – book review / giveaway
Oct 22 – Westveil Publishing – book review / guest post / giveaway

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Giveaway/Tour The Keepers by Joy Lynn Goddard

THE KEEPERS by Joy Lynn Goddard
THE KEEPERS by Joy Lynn Goddard

Join Us for This Tour from October 12 to October 25, 2021


Book Details:

Book Title:  The Keepers by Joy Lynn Goddard
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  379 pages
Genre:  A Family Saga crisscrossing Mystery, Romance and Suspense genres. (Upmarket fiction)
Publisher:  Joy Lynn Goddard
Release date:   June 2021
Tour dates: October 12 to October 25, 2021
Content Rating:  PG-13 + M: Author’s Note: Children’s mental health is a growing concern in today’s schools. Often kids suffer in silence because of the stigma attached to their mental health needs. Mental health organizations such as the Canadian Mental Health Association work hard to change this mindset. It can’t come soon enough. As a teacher, I worked with troubled teens and saw firsthand the devastating effects of their silence. With this in mind, I began writing The Keepers, for if I could help just one “Alexandre” find his voice, my efforts would be well worth it. There are a couple of mature scenes and a few sentences here and there of bad language reflective of the events in a life of a character coming-of-age.

Book Description:

Despite struggling to raise a troubled teenage son on her own, Beth Marshall has no intention of selling her beloved vineyard and moving to the city where her ex-boyfriend awaits with open arms. She has strong ties to the land, where she is happy living with her granddad and aunt in the old farmhouse, so when she gets an offer to sell her property, she turns it down. Meanwhile, a writer recovering from a shattering past moves into the guest house, tugging at her heart. She’s not going anywhere.

But after her granddad discovers a dead body in their shed, Beth fights jail time. She can’t imagine a worse nightmare until she gets a call in the middle of the night with shocking news about her son!


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AUTHOR JOY LYNN GODDARD

Meet the Authors:

Joy Lynn Goddard teamed up with husband Daniel Pike to write contemporary adult fiction. Their first and second novels, Moonshadow and The Keepers, have global appeal and won Canada Book Awards. Besides novels, they wrote Buyers, Liars, Sellers and Yellers, a collection of humorous short stories about the real estate industry. Although she is well known for her young adult and junior fiction—starting with the award-winning Daredevils and including Hello, my name is Emily, Charlie’s Song, Jazz, When Pigs Fly, and Mrs. Maloney’s Garden—her adult novels are quickly attracting attention. Each book involves romance, mystery, and suspense genres.

Joy and Dan divide their time between Guelph and Belleville, Ontario, where they spend time with family when not working on their next book.

connect with the authors: 

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Tour Schedule:

Oct 12 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 13 – Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 13 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 14 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Oct 15 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 18 – Lamon Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 19 – Sadie’s Spotlight – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 20 – Kam’s Place – book spotlight
Oct 20 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 21 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 21 – Celticlady’s Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 22 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 22 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 25 – Pick a Good Book – book spotlight / giveaway


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Giveaway/Spotlight Awake with the Songbirds by Kyrian Lyndon

AWAKE WITH THE SONGBIRDS by Kyrian Lyndon
AWAKE WITH THE SONGBIRDS by Kyrian Lyndon

Join Us for This Tour from October 12 to October 25, 2021


Book Details:

Book Title:  Awake with the Songbirds – Poems from the Pandemic by Kyrian Lyndon
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+),  172 pages
Genre:  Poetry
Publisher:  Independently Published
Release date:   July 18, 2021
Tour dates: October 12 to October 25, 2021


“She has the ability to convey to the reader some of the most complex thoughts into words that truly reach our hearts.” — Love Books

“Her lyric voice speaks with careful observation and passion. In the narrative mode, she is masterful in reading life around her. Kyrian possesses the sensitivity, insight, and soul of the true poet. Her writing provides a primer on how to compose meaningful poetry. — Lou Jones


Book Description:

This collection consists primarily of poems written during the COVID-19 pandemic, a time of loneliness and rumination.

Lyndon’s poetry stems from intense emotions that swing from one end of the pendulum to the other as she captures the agony of love and loss, along with innocent joy and lighthearted fun.

Each poem is an earnest response to life, love, and everything in between.


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Meet the Author:

Kyrian Lyndon is the author of Shattering Truths, the first book in her Deadly Veils series. She has also published three poetry collections, A Dark Rose Blooms, Remnants of Severed Chains, and Awake with the Songbirds – Poems from the Pandemic. Kyrian began writing short stories and fairy tales when she was just eight years old. In her adolescence, she moved on to poetry. At sixteen, while working as an editor for her high school newspaper, she wrote her first novel, and then completed two more novels at the ages of nineteen and twenty-five.

She is forthcoming about being a person with many years of recovery, as well as a trauma survivor. Throughout her journeys, she expressed her thoughts through poetry, embracing every challenge to triumph over adversity. In her conviction that learning, growing, healing, and evolving is a never-ending process, she remains as grateful for the dark days as she is for every flicker of hope and light. She considers herself a cheerleader for those trudging on against all odds in the hopes of living their dreams.

Born and raised in Woodside, Queens, New York, Kyrian was the middle of three daughters born to immigrants –her father from Campochiaro, Italy; her mother from Havana, Cuba. She has worked primarily in executive-level administrative positions with major New York publishing companies.

Kyrian loves nineteenth-century British literature, parallel universe fiction, and dark romanticism. She also enjoys music, art, history, fitness, and cooking.

connect with the author: website twitter facebook pinterest instagram goodreads


Tour Schedule:

Oct 12 – Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 12 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 12 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 13 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 14 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 14 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 15 – Lamon Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 18 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 19 – Sadie’s Spotlight – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 19 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Oct 20 – Westveil Publishing – book spotlight /giveaway
Oct 21 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 22 – Kam’s Place – book spotlight
Oct 25 – Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 25 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway


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Giveaway Tour The Sand Pounder by M. J. Evans

Join Us For This Tour:  October 4 to October 22, 2021
 
Book Details:

Book TitleThe Sand Pounder – Love and Drama on Horseback in WWII by M. J. Evans
Category: Young Adult Fiction (Ages 13-17)
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher:  Dancing Horse Press, 284 pages
Release date:  September 2021
Content Rating:  Rated G – Completely clean

 

“The Sand Pounder is one of those rare historical novels with a charm that appeals to both young and old readers.” – Vincent Dublado for Readers’ Favorite 

“M.J.

 Evans does an excellent job of winding the era’s history and the 

lesser-known job of the Sand Pounders into a realistic story of a mature

 teen’s determination to make a difference in her world.” – Diane Donovan for Midwest Book Review

“A gripping YA historical novel packed full of twists, turns and memorable characters. Highly recommended!” – The Wishing Shelf Book Review (UK)


Book Description:

Fearing
an invasion by German and Japanese forces during World War II, the U.S. Coast Guard enlisted horsemen to patrol the beaches along the east and west coasts. The unit was called “The Sand Pounders” and they rode their horses up and down the beaches from 1942 to 1944.

In Tillamook, Oregon, a young equestrian decided to join them. There was only one 

problem…they were only accepting men. That didn’t slow her down.

“The Sand Pounder” is a Young Adult historical fiction set during World War II. 

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

The Sand Pounder – Love and Drama on Horseback in WWII by M. J. Evans is a different take on WWII stories I am use to reading. I have to admit, I didn’t know what a Sand Pounder did before I read this book. I appreciate the attention to detail Evans shows readers in this book. I found myself learning several new things as I read this book. I enjoyed the carefully crafted characters and their development throughout the plot. John, aka Jane was fabulous! She played her part in the story so very well, and didn’t mind having to dwell with the other men. She was more concerned about doing the job she came to do. Will she be found out? Well, this is a reason you need to read this book. You will love the easy reading of author M. J. Evans as she tells this story through the eye of young Jane. If you want a good clean read or know a young person that loves to read, this would be a wonderful choice. And those of you who are WWII bugging, you will enjoy this different take on the war. I encourage you to pick up your copy today. 

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.

Guest Post for 

The Sand Pounder by M.J. Evans 

Why I Love to Write!

I am so honored to be asked to write a post for “Splashes of Joy.” The title of this blog fits my book, “The Sand Pounder – Love and Drama on Horseback in WWII,” perfectly. Jane, the protagonist in this historical fiction expresses how much joy galloping down the beach on the back of her horse brings to her. I could change that to “M.J. Evans finds joy splashing through the waves while galloping down the beach on the back of her horse!”

Writing is the older sister of reading for me. The joy I received getting lost is a book is the same joy multiplied several times by writing. When writing fantasy, I get to let my imagination go wild. When writing historical fiction, I get to add twists and turns to the factual information I dig up doing research. All of it is a very creative and satisfying experience.

As a mother of five fabulous children, (one girl and four boys,) I never allowed them to say: “I’m bored.” I responded by reminding them that smart people never get bored. I told them, “We Evans’ can always use our imagination to create an adventure in our heads.”

Writing is like that. As an author, I create an adventure in my head. Then I spend hours and hours writing it down to share with the world. Creating beautiful prose is part of the artistry involved. I always say: “I am an artist with words.”

Writing takes practice so don’t expect to get it perfect the first time. I can’t tell you how many revisions I make on each book. But don’t give up. You’ll get there and your masterpiece will be something you can be proud of!

I hope you enjoy reading “The Sand Pounder – Love and Drama on Horseback in WWII.” Please post a review on Amazon and Goodreads and tell your friends about it!

Meet the Author:

Award-Winning,

 Best-Selling author, M.J. Evans grew up in Lake Oswego, Oregon, and 

graduated from Oregon State University. She spent five years teaching 

junior high and high school students before retiring to raise her five 

children. She is a life-long equestrian and enjoys competing in Dressage

 and riding in the beautiful Colorado Mountains.

connect with the author: website ~ instagramfacebook ~ goodreadspinterest

   

Tour Schedule:

Oct 4 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 4 – Westveil Publishing – book review / giveaway
Oct 5 – Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway
Oct 5 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 6 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review / giveaway
Oct 7 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 8 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book review
Oct 12 – Splashes of Joy – book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 12 – FUONLYKNEW – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 12 – The Lost Review Of Odd Books – book review
Oct 13 – Kam’s Place – book spotlight / guest post
Oct 14 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Oct 15 – wottaread – book spotlight
Oct 15 – Books for Books – book review
Oct 18 – Connie’s History Classroom – book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 19 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
Oct 20 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 20 – Rajiv’s Reviews – book review / giveaway
Oct 21 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Oct 22 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway

 

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Giveaway Tour Grace Under Siege: Not a Love Story by René Voland

 

Join Us for This Tour from September 27 to October 15!

 

Book Details:

Book Title:  Grace Under Siege: Not a Love Story by René Voland
Category: Adult Fiction 18+,  286 pages
Genre: Psychological Fiction, Psychological Thriller
Publisher:  Solomon’ s Books Press
Release date:  April 2021
Content Rating:  Rated G. 

 
Book Description:

 

Grace, a newlywed in her 30’s, discovers that her new life isn’t exactly what she expected. Her husband Narcissus is a handsome, former special agent whose puzzling behavior follows a mysterious pattern. Despite Grace’s best efforts, she finds it incredibly difficult to build a happy life with him. The ultimate revelation leads to a showdown with Narcissus. Grace believes the well-being of others depend on what she must reveal.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

When I read the title of this book, Grace Under Siege, Not A Love Story,  I wondered what it meant. Now I know that this is definitely not a Love story. It is a story of domestic abuse. I like the way René Voland tackles this devastating issue that is so intense and very emotional. The faith running through the story gives hope that with God, you are not alone at any time, and you can call on Him. Voland creates characters that develop well and are realistic enough that readers can relate. Sadly domestic abuse is not only in a fiction book, it’s in real life, and I like the tips in the book that can help other get through their issues. Grace Under Siege is well written and the details show how much research went into this story. If you are going through an abuse relationship, this would be a good book to read. Or if you know someone in this situation, gift them a copy. This one is getting Four Stars from 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.
 

 

Meet the Author:

 

René is an author, playwright, poet and publisher/editor. She is a seasoned business owner, private coach and ministerial leader. Grace Under Siege is her debut novel. She and her spouse live in Georgia. She is a graduate of Georgia State University.

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Tour Schedule:

Sep 27 –
Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 27 – Rockin’ Book Tours – book review / guest pot / giveaway
Sep 28 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Sep 28 – Viviana MacKade – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sep 28 – Celticlady’s Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 29 –Sadie’s Spotlight – book spotlight
Oct 1 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 4 – Kam’s Place – book review
Oct 4 – I’m Into Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 5 – Laura’s Interests – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 6 – Leels Loves Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 7 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway
Oct 12 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Oct 13 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
​Oct 14 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 15 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 15 – Sadie’s Spotlight – spotlight / giveaway
 

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Spotlight and Giveaway for ZITHER! by Jeffrey Hanlon

ZITHER! by Jeffrey Hanlon
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Join Us for This Tour from  September 27 to October 15

Book Details:
Book Title:  ZITHER! by Jeffrey Hanlon
Category:  Adult Fiction 18+, 350 pages
Genre: Mystery, Humor
Publisher:  Zither Studios
Release Date: April 20, 2021
Tour dates: September 27 to October 15
Content Rating:  G.https://www.youtube.com/embed/DcwS9mUFbrk?wmode=opaque


“A zany rollicking mystery adventure as compelling as it is hilarious.” Independent Book Review

“Hanlon’s humor shines bright and will leave fans of such madness wanting more.” ~ Publisher’s Weekly

Nominated for the prestigious Audie Award, Best Fiction 2021


Book Description:
​​
​A nutty religious cult rustles a herd of prime gazebos (huh??) and it’s up to bumbling P.I. Mars Candiotti to rescue them. Wannabe author Mars chronicles his quest in Jeffrey Hanlon’s rom-com mystery Zither.

Guided by his magically prescient IHOP waitress, Mars strives to mitigate the shocking global consequences of the gazebo heist, even though he has no idea what the word mitigate means.

As Zither swallows its own tale, Mars finds it increasingly tricky to distinguish between real people and his rambunctious fictional characters. Zither becomes the romper room where his reality meets fantasy – and get frisky with each other.

Mars’ international odyssey leads to an explosive conclusion in Panama. Teevees around the world tune in to watch live coverage of “Carnage in the Canal”.

And amid the lunatic havoc that is Zither there is (of course!) an epic love story as Mars meets Marian, the brainy librarian he had dreamt of. Marian says his books are “slapstick existentialism with subjective reality couched in parable”. (This is news to Mars). But is Marian real, or just another illusion in Zither World?

And in Mars’ klutzy (yet endearing) courtship of the enchanting Marian will he ever muster the nerve to ask her for a date???​

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MEET THE AUTHOR:

I was born in a Southern California beach town.

My family moved to Northwest Oregon when I was 7. Or maybe when I was 8.

Had we stayed in the Beach Boys town, and knowing myself as I do now, I suspect I would have grown long hair, started a rock band, and been heavily into drugs. The rock band would probably have been pretty good. The rest of it, not so much. I’d likely have joined the ranks of those like Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin.

We moved to a mountaintop. The last five miles to get there were gravel. The final two miles were steep and to the end of the road.

That’s where we lived: the end of the road, 22 miles to the nearest town.

Our closest neighbor, about a mile down the road, was a hermit who lived in a shack. He had a goat. About once a month the goat would visit us. Then the hermit would show up to retrieve his goat. I think the goat liked us better than the hermit, which is why the goat kept showing up. Goats are funny animals. I think they aspire to be house pets.

And speaking of animals, we had cats. Lots and lots of cats. Because we were remote and at the end of the road, unkind people – and ‘unkind’ is the kindest description I can use here – would dump their unwanted cats on or near our property. The cats would find our house. We gave them Fancy Feast and our love, and in turn they loved us.

My childhood friends didn’t visit too often. That was at least partly because when they did show up my father would say something like this: “Great! We have a job that could use an extra hand. Won’t take more than five minutes.” Well, that five minutes usually turned into an hour or two – volunteer labor! – and that friend would seldom visit again.

So my favorite childhood playmate was a 2000 pound Hereford bull, a big boy with horns spanning three feet. I’d go out in the pasture and the bull would strike a pose not unlike what you’ve seen in the movies where the bull was ready to charge, head down, eyeing me. But he wasn’t going to charge me. He just wanted his forehead scratched. And so I would scratch his forehead. He liked that, shaking his head every so often to show his approval. Then we’d elevate to a game that the bull might have called ‘Let’s see how far we can toss this little kid!’ and I’d place my right hip against his massive head and he’d toss me into the air like a sack of flour. Over and over, farther and farther, higher and higher. I could have done that for hours – I can fly! – but after a few tosses the bull would grow bored with the game and wander off. Probably to chase some cute heifers.

The nearest library was 30 miles away, and we ventured there often. It was a majestic old building, and the Grand Room had books on all four walls with reading chairs in the center. But that was not where I wanted to be. I figured all those books were popular books or books I was supposed to read. I wanted something different, so I would enter the room with a small sign that said ‘Stacks’. It was row after narrow row after row of books, floor to ceiling, dimly lit, dusty. It was like entering a cave. Filled with treasures!
It was in those Stacks that I discovered the likes of Kerouac and Heller and Huxley and Fowles and Steinbeck and Ellison and Bradbury and Hemingway and many many others.

As Stephen King said, “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

And those, each in their own way, was the inspiration for the first book I wrote at the age of eight or nine: ‘Pond Scum’.

It was illustrated.

Jeffrey currently lives at an undisclosed location on the shores of the Caribbean where he spends his days is shorts and sandals making up stories.

He has a pet goat.


connect with the author: website 


TOUR SCHEDULE:

Sep 27 – Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight
Sep 27 – Adventurous Jessy – book spotlight
Sep 28 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post
Sep 29 – Literary Flits – book spotlight
Sep 29 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight
Sep 30 – Pick a Good Book – book spotlight / guest post
Oct 1 – Kam’s Place – book spotlight
Oct 4 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight
Oct 4 – Viviana MacKade – book spotlight / guest post
Oct 5 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / guest post
Oct 6 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / author interview
Oct 6 – fundinmental – book spotlight
Oct 7 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight
Oct 8 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight
Oct 11 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / guest post
Oct 12 – Celticlady’s Reviews – book spotlight / guest post
Oct 13 – Laura’s Interests – book spotlight
Oct 13 – Sefina Hawke Books – book spotlight
Oct 14 – @twilight_reader – book spotlight
Oct 14 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Oct 15 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview

Tour and Giveaway for My Cat Is Blue by Sarah Sommer

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Join Us For This Tour From October 5 to October 18


Book Details:
Book Title:  My Cat Is Blue by Sarah Sommer
Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  36 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:  October 2021
Format: Print – Hardback USA
Tour dates: October 5 to October 18
Content Rating:  G – Children’s picture book featuring feelings of sadness and grief (loss of a pet), but no explicit content or language.

Book Description: 
When someone you love is feeling down in the dumps, you try everything to help. But sometimes, you don’t have the cure, and those blues can even become contagious. It just might be the unexpected that allows you both to shed your blues and move toward a bright and colorful future.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

My Cat Is Blue is about a family loosing a pet, and at the same time their cat started turning blue. After doing everything they could for their cat, they finally took him to the vet. While the little girl was explaining about their cat, the vet figured out what was wrong and offered them a solution. This made the whole family happy.

I enjoyed this sweet story, and even more so because we just lost a pet and I know how sad it made us. The story is perfect for a child who has lost one if their pets. Sarah Sommer does a really nice job writing this book so children can understand, and I love the rhyming throughout the story. The illustrations by Bulankina Ka were the perfect fit for the story, each illustrated page is just right for the story on that page. And I love the gray, white and blue in the beginning. It fits the mood so well. I think children will love this book and will want it read to them over and over. It would be awesome in an daycare or early childhood classes or elementary school library. This one is a Five Stars all the way 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.

Buy the Book
Mascot Books
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Chapters Indigo ~ Books-A-Million

JOIN SARAH SOMMER FOR AUTHORS ON ITOUR’S BROWN BAG LUNCH: OCT 8, 12 Noon (EST)

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Meet the Author:

​Sarah Sommer is an award-winning children’s picture book author who blends her love for music, animals, and positivity in her books. Having trained in classical music and performed internationally as a professional clarinetist, rhymes and lyrics are an important part of her writing style. She is an advocate for animals, as seen in her work fostering German shepherds, and as a result, animals are always a central part of her stories. Sarah aims to include encouraging themes, such as helping others, in all of her narratives because we all need a little help sometimes.

connect with the author:  website facebook ~ goodreads ~ instagram

Tour Schedule:

​Oct 5 –Cover Lover Book Review– book review / giveaway
Oct 5 –Rockin’ Book Reviews– book review / giveaway
Oct 6 –Bound 4 Escape– book review / giveaway
Oct 6 –Kam’s Place– book review
Oct 7 –Jazzy Book Reviews– book review / giveaway
Oct 7 –Pick a Good Book– book review / giveaway
Oct 8 –Splashes of Joy– book review / giveaway
Oct 8 –Mochas, Mysteries and Meows– book review / giveaway
Oct 11 –The Adventures of a Traveler’s Wife– book review / giveaway
Oct 12 –Lisa’s Reading– book review / giveaway
Oct 12 –icefairy’s Treasure Chest– book review / giveaway
Oct 13 –From the TBR Pile– book review / giveaway
Oct 13 –The Momma Spot– book review / giveaway
Oct 14 –Gina Rae Mitchell– book review / giveaway
Oct 14 –Laura’s Interests– book review / giveaway
Oct 15 –Locks, Hooks And Books– book review / giveaway
Oct 15 –Pause for Tales– book review / giveaway
Oct 18 –I’m Into Books– book review / giveaway
Oct 18 –Rajiv’s Reviews– book review / giveaway

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Giveaway Tour What’s Not True by Valerie Taylor

Join Us for This Tour from September 15 to October 12!

 

Book Details:

Book Title:  What’s Not True by Valerie Taylor

Category: Adult Fiction 18+ 

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit

Publisher:  She Writes Press, 321 pages

Release date:  August 2021

 

 

 

What’s Not True…is an enthralling, character-driven story that will appeal irresistibly to fans of women’s fiction…Taylor’s prose is crystalline…she does not waste words, rather using them to create a tense, nerve-shredder that 

offers full entertainment to readers.”Readers’ Favorite 5-star review

 

 

Book Description:

With her court date set for her divorce and her plans with the younger man in the rearview mirror, Kassie O’Callaghan shifts attention to reviving her stalled career. But things get complicated when she unexpectedly rendezvous with her former lover in Paris. After a chance meeting there with a colleague and a stroll along Pont Neuf, Kassie receives two compelling proposals. Can she accept them both?

But Kassie’s decision process screeches to a halt when her soon-to-be ex-husband has a heart attack, forcing her to fly home to Boston. There, she confronts his conniving and deceitful fiancée—a woman who wants not just a ring on her finger but everything that belongs to Kassie. In the ensuing battle to protect what’s legally and rightfully hers, Kassie discovers that sometimes it’s what’s not true that can set you free.

Though a standalone novel, What’s Not True is the sequel to What’s Not Said (September 15, 2020).

 

Buy the Book

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

My thoughts when reading this book were, ‘Oh what a tangled web we weave’ because Kassie’s story is just that. He life choices leads her into one bad issue after another. When she finally decides she is going to divorce her husband, she had the bomb dropped on her that her husband has a serious illness, no divorce wouldn’t look so well right now. Kassie is so back and forth with everything happening in her life, it’s hard to keep up with what she will do next and what the next issue will be. Following her story is interesting, that’s one thing for sure. There were lots of emotions flying around, lots of sadness that will make you shed a tear, then I would get frustrated at Kassie for being so wishy washy at times. For some reason, I just couldn’t connect with Kassie. Not to say the author didn’t do a good job creating characters, in fact the character were wonderfully created and I enjoyed their development as the story unfolded. The setting and the scenes were vivid and detailed. 

What’s Not True is a pretty quick read, I wanted to get to the last page and see how it ended. And it was a surprising bombshell dropped at the end. Something I didn’t see coming. If you enjoy contemporary book with a pretty completed story, you will enjoy this one. 

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.

Interview with Valerie Taylor

Author of What’s Not Said (She Writes Press, September 2020) and What’s Not True (She Writes Press, August 24, 2021)

How many books will be in the WHAT’S NOT Series?

Now that What’s Not True is available everywhere, I have fondly labeled my work the WHAT’S NOT  Series, and it seems to be catching on! If you say something enough times, folks often adopt it in their own lexicon.

While What’s Not Said was originally written as a standalone, What’s Not True was written purposely to end with a cliffhanger. I’m in the process of writing the third book, yet to be formally named, but it will obviously carry the WHAT’S NOT in its title. So soon, I’ll be able to call it the WHAT’S NOT Trilogy.

Are there any scenes in your novels that are autobiographical?

A common piece of advice aspiring authors receive is to “write what you know.” The basic plots of both What’s Not Said and What Not True are totally fictional, as are the characters. However, in retrospect, I’d say the first book, What’s Not Said, had more elements in it that are autobiographical than the second book, What’s Not True. Perhaps that means I evolved as a writer by the time I got to book two!

In What’s Not Said, Kassie’s father dies when she’s young, and so did my dad. And like Kassie, I had a wicked stepfather and a mother who died of cancer. In What’s Not True, two of the characters live in Charlestown, MA, as did I once upon a time. Kassie and I both are allergic to pomegranates and are huge Boston Red Sox fans. Bad Kassie’s—Kassie’s alter ego—mimics a nickname a colleague had given me years ago—Bad Malerie. 

How many books do you read each year and do you have a favorite genre?

Before I retired and worked 50 to 60 hours a week, I was ecstatic to read 12 books a year. That was my goal. Of course, this was before eReaders and audiobooks became as popular as they are today. Each year I tried to read a cross-section of genres—historical and contemporary fiction to balance the non-fiction books I generally read for self-help or business/career purposes. 

Once I retired in 2016, I set a new goal to read 30 books each year. Last year I read 39 books! I think I changed my goal to 40 on Goodreads for 2021. I’ll need to check my progress! These days, I read a lot of fiction, as my need or desire for non-fiction has lessened. I have discovered short stories this year, which I enjoy, obviously, for the succinct storylines, fast pace, and the sense of accomplishment I feel when I complete each story!

How has social media impacted your life as an author?

Social media? Love it! Hate it! Before What’s Not Said was published I was barely on Facebook. In fact, I don’t think I was. But then everyone says we must have a presence there. So I do, and in the last 18 months, I’ve built a following of more than a thousand. Now I know that’s not huge, but it’s steadily growing. 

Little did we authors know, though, how critical social media would become once the pandemic hit in March 2020. As you know, all public events were cancelled. Many still are. The only way for us to reach our audience, to launch our books, to stay in touch became social media. As such, I’m relatively active on Instagram and Twitter, as well as Facebook. I’d love to have you follow me. The links are below.

Will there be new characters in the third book of the WHAT’S NOT Series?

As a matter of fact, there’s a new villain to challenge Kassie, the protagonist, and there is a new secondary character that I’ll be introducing. My overall goal is to spin off the new secondary character into a new series; perhaps a cozy mystery that wouldn’t include the main characters in the WHAT’S NOT Series, but create a whole new cast of characters. More than likely, the main setting will still be in the Massachusetts and Rhode Island area. Not sure if there’ll be any European intrigue in it. I’m still exploring the idea!

I’d love to hear from you. Here’s how you can reach and follow me:

My website: www.valerietaylorauthor.com

Follow me: Facebook.com/valerietaylorauthor

Twitter: @ValerieEMTaylor

Instagram: ValerieETaylor

 

And please do subscribe to my newsletter, Behind and Ahead, which I write with readers in mind:

www.valerietaylorauthor.com/subscribe

 

Thank you so much! Read on!

 

 

 

You’ll Also Love The Award-Winning First Book in This Series:

 

WHAT'S NOT SAID by Valerie Taylor

 

Book Details:

Book Title:  What’s Not Said by Valerie Taylor

Category: Adult Fiction 18+ 

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit

Publisher:  She Writes Press, 300 pages

Release date:  September 2020

 

 

 

2021 International Book Awards Finalist in Fiction: Women’s Fiction

2020 Canadian Book Club Awards Finalist in Fiction

Chosen as an August 2021 Pulpwood Queens Book Club selection

Featured by the international NoMo Book Club in May 2021

“Taylor’s dialogue is snappy and contemporary . . . A witty and often amusing marriage drama.”

Kirkus Reviews

 

 

Book Description:

What’s Not Said is a story about Kassie O’Callaghan, a middle-aged woman on a mission to divorce her emotionally abusive husband and start a new life with a younger man she met while on a solo vacation in Venice. When she learns her husband has chronic kidney disease, her plans collapse until she pokes around his pajama drawer and discovers his illness is the least of his deceits.

Then again, Kassie is no angel. The separate lives they lead collide head-on into a tangled web of sex, lies, and DNA. As she helps her husband find an organ donor, Kassie uncovers a secret, forcing her to decide whose life to save: her husband’s or her own.

 
BUY THE BOOK:

 

Amazon

Bookshop.org ~ B&N ~ GooglePlay

Add to Goodreads

 

 

Meet the Author:

Valerie Taylor was born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut. She earned a B.S. Marketing degree and an MBA from Sacred Heart University, as well as a graduate certificate in health care administration from Simmons University (formerly Simmons College). She had a thirty-year career in the financial services industry as a marketer and writer. Valerie is a published book reviewer with BookTrib.com; and a member of Westport Writers’ Workshop, Independent Book Publishers Association, and Women’s Fiction Writers 

Association. She enjoys practicing tai chi and being an expert sports spectator.

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads

 

Tour Schedule:

Sep 15 – Viviana MacKade – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

Sep 15 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway

Sep 15 – I’m All About Books – book spotlight / giveaway

Sep 16 – Review Thick & Thin – book review of WHAT’S NOT SAID / author interview 

Sep 16 – Pick a Good Book – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE / author interview / giveaway

Sep 16 – AllBookedUpReviews (instagram) – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE

Sep 17 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway

Sep 17 – Amy’s Booket List – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE / giveaway

Sep 21 – Welcome To MLM Opinion’s Reviews – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE

Sep 21 – @twilight_reader – book review of WHAT’S NOT SAID

Sep 23 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of WHAT’S NOT SAID / giveaway

Sep 23 – Review Thick & Thin – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE / guest post

Sep 24 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE / giveaway

Sep 27 – Sadie’s Spotlight – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

Sep 27 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book review of WHAT’S NOT SAID

Sep 28 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE / giveaway

Sep 29 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE

Sep 29 – Falling Into A Good Book – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE

Sep 30 – @twilight_reader – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE

Sep 30 – StoreyBook Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway 

Oct 1 – Celticlady’s Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

Oct 1 – Books for Books – book review of WHAT’S NOT SAID

Oct 4 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of WHAT’S NOT SAID / giveaway

Oct 5 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE / giveaway

Oct 6 – Splashes of Joy – book review of WHAT’S NOT SAID / giveaway

Oct 6 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE

Oct 7 – Splashes of Joy – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE / author interview / giveaway

Oct 8 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway

Oct 8 – Books for Books – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE

Oct 12 – Books and Zebras  – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE

Oct 12 – Adventurous Jessy – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE / giveaway

 

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WHAT’S NOT TRUE Book Tour Giveaway

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Giveaway Tour What’s Not Said by Valerie Taylor

Book Description:

What’s Not Said is a story about Kassie O’Callaghan, a middle-aged woman on a mission to divorce her emotionally abusive husband and start a new life with a younger man she met while on a solo vacation in Venice. When she learns her husband has chronic kidney disease, her plans collapse until she pokes around his pajama drawer and discovers his illness is the least of his deceits.

Then again, Kassie is no angel. The separate lives they lead collide head-on into a tangled web of sex, lies, and DNA. As she helps her husband find an organ donor, Kassie uncovers a secret, forcing her to decide whose life to save: her husband’s or her own

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

What’s Not Said is the debut novel from author Valerie Taylor and it is the first book in her What’s Not Said series. It is clear Kassie is not happy being with her husband and not happy with her life. After all she is cheating on him with a much younger guy, with plans to divorce her husband. But when she finds out her he has a chronic kidney disease and is quite ill, the divorce is off, that is until she finds something in her husband’s drawer that proves his deceit as well. This is quite the back and forth story and there are twists and turns that will through readers off chorus, so it makes you want to keep reading to see who is doing what next.

What’s Not Said is well written with well created character that are pretty realistic. I have to admit that it is more of an adult story than I was expecting so I did skip over a lot of it to get to the main storyline. This would be good for those who enjoy a good contemporary romance. I think this one is a Four 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.

Join Us for This Tour from September 15 to October 12!

 

Book Details:

Book Title:  What’s Not True by Valerie Taylor

Category: Adult Fiction 18+ 

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit

Publisher:  She Writes Press, 321 pages

Release date:  August 2021

 

 

What’s Not True…is an enthralling, character-driven story that will appeal irresistibly to fans of women’s fiction…Taylor’s prose is crystalline…she does not waste words, rather using them to create a tense, nerve-shredder that 

offers full entertainment to readers.”Readers’ Favorite 5-star review

 

 

Book Description:

With her court date set for her divorce and her plans with the younger man in the rearview mirror, Kassie O’Callaghan shifts attention to reviving her stalled career. But things get complicated when she unexpectedly rendezvous with her former lover in Paris. After a chance meeting there with a colleague and a stroll along Pont Neuf, Kassie receives two compelling proposals. Can she accept them both?

But Kassie’s decision process screeches to a halt when her soon-to-be ex-husband has a heart attack, forcing her to fly home to Boston. There, she confronts his conniving and deceitful fiancée—a woman who wants not just a ring on her finger but everything that belongs to Kassie. In the ensuing battle to protect what’s legally and rightfully hers, Kassie discovers that sometimes it’s what’s not true that can set you free.

Though a standalone novel, What’s Not True is the sequel to What’s Not Said (September 15, 2020).

 

Interview with Valerie Taylor

Author of What’s Not Said (She Writes Press, September 2020) and What’s Not True (She Writes Press, August 24, 2021)

 

How many books will be in the WHAT’S NOT Series?

 

Now that What’s Not True is available everywhere, I have fondly labeled my work the WHAT’S NOT  Series, and it seems to be catching on! If you say something enough times, folks often adopt it in their own lexicon.

 

While What’s Not Said was originally written as a standalone, What’s Not True was written purposely to end with a cliffhanger. I’m in the process of writing the third book, yet to be formally named, but it will obviously carry the WHAT’S NOT in its title. So soon, I’ll be able to call it the WHAT’S NOT Trilogy.

 

Are there any scenes in your novels that are autobiographical?

 

A common piece of advice aspiring authors receive is to “write what you know.” The basic plots of both What’s Not Said and What Not True are totally fictional, as are the characters. However, in retrospect, I’d say the first book, What’s Not Said, had more elements in it that are autobiographical than the second book, What’s Not True. Perhaps that means I evolved as a writer by the time I got to book two!

 

In What’s Not Said, Kassie’s father dies when she’s young, and so did my dad. And like Kassie, I had a wicked stepfather and a mother who died of cancer. In What’s Not True, two of the characters live in Charlestown, MA, as did I once upon a time. Kassie and I both are allergic to pomegranates and are huge Boston Red Sox fans. Bad Kassie’s—Kassie’s alter ego—mimics a nickname a colleague had given me years ago—Bad Malerie. 

 

How many books do you read each year and do you have a favorite genre?

 

Before I retired and worked 50 to 60 hours a week, I was ecstatic to read 12 books a year. That was my goal. Of course, this was before eReaders and audiobooks became as popular as they are today. Each year I tried to read a cross-section of genres—historical and contemporary fiction to balance the non-fiction books I generally read for self-help or business/career purposes. 

 

Once I retired in 2016, I set a new goal to read 30 books each year. Last year I read 39 books! I think I changed my goal to 40 on Goodreads for 2021. I’ll need to check my progress! These days, I read a lot of fiction, as my need or desire for non-fiction has lessened. I have discovered short stories this year, which I enjoy, obviously, for the succinct storylines, fast pace, and the sense of accomplishment I feel when I complete each story!

 

How has social media impacted your life as an author?


Social media? Love it! Hate it! Before What’s Not Said was published I was barely on Facebook. In fact, I don’t think I was. But then everyone says we must have a presence there. So I do, and in the last 18 months, I’ve built a following of more than a thousand. Now I know that’s not huge, but it’s steadily growing. 

Little did we authors know, though, how critical social media would become once the pandemic hit in March 2020. As you know, all public events were cancelled. Many still are. The only way for us to reach our audience, to launch our books, to stay in touch became social media. As such, I’m relatively active on Instagram and Twitter, as well as Facebook. I’d love to have you follow me. The links are below.

Will there be new characters in the third book of the WHAT’S NOT Series?

 

As a matter of fact, there’s a new villain to challenge Kassie, the protagonist, and there is a new secondary character that I’ll be introducing. My overall goal is to spin off the new secondary character into a new series; perhaps a cozy mystery that wouldn’t include the main characters in the WHAT’S NOT Series, but create a whole new cast of characters. More than likely, the main setting will still be in the Massachusetts and Rhode Island area. Not sure if there’ll be any European intrigue in it. I’m still exploring the idea!

 

I’d love to hear from you. Here’s how you can reach and follow me:

 

My website: www.valerietaylorauthor.com

Follow me: Facebook.com/valerietaylorauthor

Twitter: @ValerieEMTaylor

Instagram: ValerieETaylor

 

And please do subscribe to my newsletter, Behind and Ahead, which I write with readers in mind:

www.valerietaylorauthor.com/subscribe

 

Thank you so much! Read on!

 

 

 

 

 

You’ll Also Love The Award-Winning First Book in This Series:

 

WHAT'S NOT SAID by Valerie Taylor

 

Book Details:

Book Title:  What’s Not Said by Valerie Taylor

Category: Adult Fiction 18+ 

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit

Publisher:  She Writes Press, 300 pages

Release date:  September 2020

 

 

 

2021 International Book Awards Finalist in Fiction: Women’s Fiction

2020 Canadian Book Club Awards Finalist in Fiction

Chosen as an August 2021 Pulpwood Queens Book Club selection

Featured by the international NoMo Book Club in May 2021

“Taylor’s dialogue is snappy and contemporary . . . A witty and often amusing marriage drama.”

Kirkus Reviews

 

 

Book Description:

What’s Not Said is a story about Kassie O’Callaghan, a middle-aged woman on a mission to divorce her emotionally abusive husband and start a new life with a younger man she met while on a solo vacation in Venice. When she learns her husband has chronic kidney disease, her plans collapse until she pokes around his pajama drawer and discovers his illness is the least of his deceits.

Then again, Kassie is no angel. The separate lives they lead collide head-on into a tangled web of sex, lies, and DNA. As she helps her husband find an organ donor, Kassie uncovers a secret, forcing her to decide whose life to save: her husband’s or her own.

 
BUY THE BOOK:

 

Amazon

Bookshop.org ~ B&N ~ GooglePlay

Add to Goodreads

 

 

Meet the Author:

Valerie Taylor was born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut. She earned a B.S. Marketing degree and an MBA from Sacred Heart University, as well as a graduate certificate in health care administration from Simmons University (formerly Simmons College). She had a thirty-year career in the financial services industry as a marketer and writer. Valerie is a published book reviewer with BookTrib.com; and a member of Westport Writers’ Workshop, Independent Book Publishers Association, and Women’s Fiction Writers 

Association. She enjoys practicing tai chi and being an expert sports spectator.

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads

 

Tour Schedule:

Sep 15 – Viviana MacKade – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

Sep 15 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway

Sep 15 – I’m All About Books – book spotlight / giveaway

Sep 16 – Review Thick & Thin – book review of WHAT’S NOT SAID / author interview 

Sep 16 – Pick a Good Book – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE / author interview / giveaway

Sep 16 – AllBookedUpReviews (instagram) – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE

Sep 17 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway

Sep 17 – Amy’s Booket List – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE / giveaway

Sep 21 – Welcome To MLM Opinion’s Reviews – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE

Sep 21 – @twilight_reader – book review of WHAT’S NOT SAID

Sep 23 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of WHAT’S NOT SAID / giveaway

Sep 23 – Review Thick & Thin – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE / guest post

Sep 24 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE / giveaway

Sep 27 – Sadie’s Spotlight – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

Sep 27 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book review of WHAT’S NOT SAID

Sep 28 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE / giveaway

Sep 29 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE

Sep 29 – Falling Into A Good Book – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE

Sep 30 – @twilight_reader – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE

Sep 30 – StoreyBook Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway 

Oct 1 – Celticlady’s Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

Oct 1 – Books for Books – book review of WHAT’S NOT SAID

Oct 4 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of WHAT’S NOT SAID / giveaway

Oct 5 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE / giveaway

Oct 6 – Splashes of Joy – book review of WHAT’S NOT SAID / giveaway

Oct 6 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE

Oct 7 – Splashes of Joy – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE / author interview / giveaway

Oct 8 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway

Oct 8 – Books for Books – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE

Oct 12 – Books and Zebras  – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE

Oct 12 – Adventurous Jessy – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE / giveaway

 

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Tour and Giveaway for Chipper Makes Merry Kimber Fox Morgan

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Join Us for This Tour From October 4 to October 29Book Details:

Book Title:  Chipper Makes Merry by Kimber Fox Morgan
Category: Children’s Fictions (Ages 3-7)
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Simple Wonder Press, 34 pages
Release date:  October 2021
Format available for review:  Print softback, ebook (PDF)
Will send print books out:  USA
Tour dates: October 4 to October 29, 2021
Content Rating:  Rated G – Suitable for All Ages

Book Description:

A “Mom’s Choice Award Winner”!

Tip toe, tip toe, crackle, crunch!

​Chipper the Fox sneaks through the forest to spread cheer to his weary friends. Will his merry making be a success? Or will a smelly fish disaster and a log pile tumble ruin his plans?

“Chipper Makes Merry” takes you on Chipper’s arctic quest filled with lessons of love, kindness and determination.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

It is a cold winter in Artic Land, the howling wind brings its freezing cold breeze around the homes of the forest animals, and the snow makes it hard for them to find food to eat. Poor Gus and Scout are having such a hard time that Chipper the Fox decides to Make them Merry to help them out. But poor Fox seems to mess up everything. Then he has an idea, and he wants the help of his friends Gus and Scout. And you need to read the book to find out what this big surprise is!

To say I love book doesn’t do justice to it. Chipper Makes Merry is an adorable children’s book that teaches children the importance of helping others in need. And what a clever idea to use a fox to teach such a valuable lesson. Kimber Fox Morgan does an amazing job writing this special book. The words are fun and easy to read for the older child. And the illustrations by Kim Sponaugle are so very adorable your children will love looking at the pictures. Each page is filled with winter, snow covered forest ground and I love the way Morgan makes some of the words so much fun. Children will not only learn the valuable lesson of helping others, they have the beautiful illustrations to view any time they want. Kimber Fox Morgan and Kim Sponaugle work so well together, I hope to review more books by these two in the near future.This special book is a must to read to children during the cold winter days. I think Chipper Makes Merry is a must for daycare, kindergarten and young elementary classrooms, as well as elementary school libraries. I would love to see a copy of this book in any Doctor or Dentist office. Wouldn’t that be neat?

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.

INTERVIEW POST FROM THE AUTHOR

Chipper Makes Merry by Kimber Fox Morgan

  1. How did you come up with the idea for your book? Chipper the Arctic Fox, the main character in Chipper Makes Merry, was developed as a character in a holiday kit for busy parents to help bring joy into people’s homes during the holiday season. In addition, every year I have a Merry Making Celebration on Christmas Eve morning. I invite and challenge family and friends to spend two hours in the community giving back to others and doing random acts of kindness. After that, everyone gathers at my home for a Merry Making Celebration! It’s a great tradition of gracious giving, before all the “getting”. It’s a beloved tradition. Chipper Makes Merry takes Chipper on the same sort of adventure, spreading kindness to his friends. 
  1. In today’s tech savvy world, most writers use a computer or laptop. Have you ever written parts of your books on paper? While I do write on a laptop (I’m a Windows/Surface Pro girl), I do keep a notebook in my purse and in my car. I always seem to come up with sayings, lines, titles of books when I’m alone and can think, which is mostly in the car. However, I don’t write and drive, so I do sometimes voice text my thoughts into my phone and text them to myself.
  1. What is the last great book you’ve read? American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. I know there was controversy surrounding this book, however, I loved it and it really opened my eyes to something I knew nothing about. I did not want the book to end, which is always a good sign.
  1. What inspires your writing? My kids! Kids are funny. Parenting is hard, but so much fun. I’m creative, but not crafty. I love a homemade Halloween costume and working on a school project. All these experiences influence what and how I write. The kids are a constant source of material and writing prompts!
  1. What is the future of the characters? Will there be a sequel? Chipper the Fox will continue his quest to spread joy to others! I am working on a second book now in a different setting and am hoping to incorporate Marta, Gus, and Scout as well. But I think he will make some new friends along the way. 

Buy The Book:
Kimber Fox Morgan  ~  Amazon

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Meet the Author:

Morgan is a fun wife, and imperfect mom of 3 crazy kiddos and 2 little lemon (problematic) dogs. She tries to live her strengths the best she can. She likes to say she is creative, not crafty. Morgan is a homemade Halloween costume type of mom. She lets her kids mix the play doh. She bakes fun birthday cakes (cutely, but far from perfection). She loves a homemade valentine and a school project. Chipper the Fox is an extension of Morgan’s creative strength. Originally designed as character to create merry during the holiday season, Chipper has grown and developed into a story of determination and love.

connect with the author: website ~ instagram  ~facebook

Tour Schedule:

Oct 4 –
Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway
Oct 4 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review / giveaway
Oct 4 – Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway
Oct 5 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Oct 5 – Sandra’s Book Club – book review / giveaway
Oct 6 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 6 – Splashes of Joy  – book review / author interview / giveaway
Oct 7 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Oct 7 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Oct 8 – Kam’s Place – book review
Oct 12 – The Phantom Paragrapher – book review
Oct 12 – The Book Review Crew – book review / author interview / giveaway
Oct 13 – Older & Smarter? – book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 13 – The Adventures of a Traveler’s Wife – book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 14 – Wottaread – book spotlight / author interview
Oct 14 – Chit Chat with Charity – book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 15 – Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – book review / author interview / giveaway
Oct 18 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book spotlight
Oct 19 – Laura’s Interests – book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 20 – Lisa’s Reading – book review / giveaway
Oct 20 – icefairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Oct 21 – jayme_reads – book review
Oct 21 – I’d Rather Be At The Beach – book review / giveaway
Oct 22 – Books for Books – book review
Oct 22 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review / giveaway
Oct 25 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 25 – Reading Authors Network – book review/ giveaway
Oct 26 – I’m Into Books – book review / giveaway
Oct 26 – Westveil Publishing – book review / giveaway
Oct 27 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
Oct 27 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Oct 28 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Oct 28 – Rajiv’s Reviews – book review 
Oct 29 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 29 – @twilight_reader – book review 

Giveaway Tour Culture Ignited by Jason Richmond with Jeanne Kerr and Malcolm J. Nicholl

CULTURE IGNITED by Jason Richmond
CULTURE IGNITED by Jason Richmond

Join Us for This Tour from October 4 to October 22, 2021


Book Details:

Book Title:  Culture Ignited: 5 Disciplines for Adaptive Leadership by Jason Richmond with Jeanne Kerr and Malcolm J. Nicholl
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+),  124 pages
Genre:  Business
Publisher:  Ideal Outcomes
Release date:   October, 2021
Tour dates: October 4 to October 22, 2021
Content Rating:  G.


Book Description:

The 5 Disciplines for Adaptive Leadership Every Executive Must Know

Corporate leaders need to be prepared for any crisis and have a plan in place to act quickly, decisively, and empathetically. In Culture Ignited: 5 Disciplines for Adaptive Leadership, culture change strategist Jason Richmond and coauthors Jeanne Kerr and Malcolm J. Nicholl reveal how companies whose leaders ignite their culture are able to weather any storm and get ahead of the competition.

Based on hands-on experience helping senior corporate executives navigate the turbulence of the 2020-2021 pandemic, the authors distill their findings into five key disciplines.

They share how to:

  • Inspire and communicate a shared purpose
  • Build trust and authenticity
  • Hone your performance management skills
  • Develop your talent
  • Create belonging through diversity and inclusion.

The authors also explore how a crisis can be turned into opportunity and how to lead an organization in overcoming challenges never taught in business school.

Buy the Book:
Amazon
B&N ~ Kobo
add to goodreads

Meet the Authors:

Jason Richmond is an authoritative culture change strategist whose work over the past twenty-plus years has helped companies build strong, sustained revenue growth by empowering their employees and developing energizing office cultures. As President/CEO and Chief Culture Officer for Ideal Outcomes, Inc., he has worked closely with established Fortune 100 companies to create Leadership Development Journeys, and he has guided numerous start-ups on the path to become noted industry leaders. He has also provided thought leadership and innovative consulting services to a wide range of midsize companies.




Jeanne Kerr
 is the Director of Organizational Development and Culture Consulting for Ideal Outcomes, Inc. She also has been a Senior Faculty Partner with the Human Capital Institute since 2012. With over twenty years of organizational development and talent management strategy in a variety of industries, her expertise includes culture strategy, strategic workforce planning, leadership development, team building, and assessment solutions.



Malcolm J. Nicholl
 is a former award-winning international journalist whose career includes a two-year stint as Belfast Bureau Chief for London’s Daily Mirror. He has authored or coauthored seven books published in nine languages by international giants such as Random House, Bantam Doubleday Dell, Ballantine Books, and St. Martin’s Press and ghostwritten more than thirty books.

connect with the authors: website ~ twitter ~ goodreads


Tour Schedule:

Oct 4 –Working Mommy Journal–  book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 4 –Cover Lover Book Review– book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 4– Splashes of Joy –book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 5 –Jazzy Book Reviews– book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 6 –Rockin’ Book Reviews– book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 7 –Pick A Good Book– book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 8 –Westviel Publishing– book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 12– Books for Books– book spotlight
Oct 12 –Sefina Hawke’s Books – book spotlight

Oct 13 –Lamon Reviews– book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 13 – @twilight_reader – book spotlight

Oct 14 –Stephanie Jane– book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 15 –Kam’s Place– book spotlight
Oct 18 –Lisa’s Reading– book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 19 –Locks, Hooks and Books– book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 20 –Literary Flits– book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 20 –She Just Loves Books – book spotlight / giveaway

Oct 21 –Gina Rae Mitchell– book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 22 –Sadie’s Spotlight– book spotlight / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway:

https://gleam.io/etwGi/culture-ignited-spotlight-book-tour-giveaway

Blah, Blah, Blah: A Snarky Guide to Office Lingo by Dan Hill & Howard Moskowitz

Join Us for This Tour from  September 27 to October 15

Book Details:

Book Title:  Blah, Blah, Blah: A Snarky Guide to Office Lingo by Dan Hill & Howard Moskowitz
Category:  Adult Non- Fiction 18+, 147 pages
GenreHumor (Business)
Publisher:  Sensory Logic, Inc.
Release Date: September 15, 2021
Tour dates: September 27 to October 15
Content Rating:  PG. OMG and a few references to sexual harassment, etc. Quite mild.

Book Description:

Need a laugh to get through your workday? You’ve come to the right place. Ambrose Bierce’s classic The Devil’s Dictionary took on life in general. Now a century later, it’s time to lampoon the business world. There’s no richer target than being told to think outside the box by leaders spouting off about synergy, teamwork, and innovation while at the same time exhorting you to stay in your swim lane. If as famed business guru Peter Drucker writes, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” then we’ve been asked to eat a dog’s breakfast at work for far too long! A little truth in every joke. Join the fun as the two lead authors and 50 other contributors offer their humorous take on how the workplace really operates. With almost 600 diabolical definitions to enjoy, you’re sure to find plenty to smile about.

 Buy the Book:

Amazon

GUEST POST FROM AUTHOR

Making the Workplace a Source of Income and Pleasure

                Because it’s too often true, one of the entries in my new book Blah, Blah, Blah: A Snarky Guide to Office Lingo is JOY: A world that infiltrates the office by appearing on a few Christmas cards. Another entry is EMOJOIS: The feelings you would be having at work if they were allowed. As an emotions and, in particular, EQ (emotional intelligence) expert what my book is actually, implicitly arguing for—using humor to make my points—is that companies shouldn’t ignore the role that emotions can play in achieving positive outcomes at work.

                Where does motivation come from? Feeling energized! Where does innovation come from? Feeling a light turn on in your head with a new idea that gets embraced, leading to happiness and hope that things can improve and pride when they do improve and you’ve got something accomplished! The recourse is to slid into despair and lethargy or else bouts of anger or simmering frustration.

                There’s only 18 inches that separate our heads from our hearts. But too often at work, those 18 inches can become the equivalent of the Grand Canyon as senior management urges everyone to keep their head down and keep doing things as they’ve always been done. Then you end up with situations like UPPER MANAGEMENT: The people who get to park closer to the front door than do either the company’s visiting customers or those who are officially handicapped. Surely, we can do better – and that’s what Blah, Blah, Blah is ultimately all about!

 



 

Meet the Authors:

Dan Hill, PhD, is the author of nine books, including Emotionomics, which was an Advertising Age top 10 must-read selection and features a foreword by Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons. In 1998, Dan founded Sensory Logic, Inc. whose clients represent over 50% of the world’s top 100 advertisers. Besides having spoken to audiences in over 25 countries, Dan has had media appearances ranging from ABC’s “Good Morning, America” to NBC’s “The Today Shows,” CNN, Fox, MSNBC, ESPN, and the Tennis Channel. Dan was also a regular guest on PBS’s “Mental Engineering” show, hailed by Bill Moyers as “the most interesting weekly half hour of social commentary and criticism on television.” In print, Dan has received front-page coverage in the New York Times for his work in pro and NCAA Division 1 sports and was a non-partisan columnist for Reuters during the 2016 presidential race. Nowadays he hosts the podcast “Dan Hill’s EQ Spotlight,” which appears on the New Books Network (NBN), the world’s largest book review platform with over 1.7 million downloads monthly. Dan was educated at St. Olaf College, Oxford University, Brown University, and Rutgers University.

 

Howard Moskowitz is a legendary product market researcher, experiential psychologist, and inventor of world-class market research technologies used by virtually every company that matters. Howard earned his PhD in experimental psychology from Harvard University. In 2004, he was the subject of a New Yorker article by Malcolm Gladwell, “The Ketchup Conundrum,” which became the basis for Gladwell’s TED talk entitled “Choice, Happiness, and Spaghetti Sauce.” In 2014, Howard founded Mind Genomics Associates to investigate how people think about aspects of their daily lives. In addition to over 400 scientific articles about the minds of consumers, Howard has written/edited 28 books, a roster that features the very popular book Selling Blue Elephants.

connect with the authors: website twitter facebook instagram 


Tour Schedule:

Sep 27 – Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 27 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 27 – Kam’s Place – book spotlight
Sep 28 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Sep 28 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post giveaway
Sep 29 – fundinmental -book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 30 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 1 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 2 – Celticlady’s Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 4 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 5 – The Adventures of a Traveler’s Wife – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 6 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 7 – Rajiv’s Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 7 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 8 – Hall Ways Blog – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 11 – Westveil Publishing – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 12 – Writer with Wanderlust – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 13 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 14 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 14 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 15 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book spotlight
Enter the Giveaway:

 

BLAH! BLAH! BLAH! A SNARKY GUIDE TO OFICE LINGO Book Tour Giveaway

 

 

 

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Tour and Giveaway for Cerebral Palsy by Ilana Estelle

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Join us for this tour from September 20 to October 8!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Cerebral Palsy: ‘A Story’ Finding the Calm After the Storm
Author:  Ilana Estelle
​Category:  Adult Non-Fiction, 288 pages
Genre:  memoir
Publisher:  RedDoor Press
Release date:  Feb 1, 2020
Format available for review:  ebook (mobi for kindle)
Tour dates:  Sept 20 to Oct 8
Content Rating:  G.


Book Description:

Living with cerebral palsy is enormously difficult. But what if you never knew you had it? This is the incredible story of Ilana Estelle

Born the second of premature twins, from a young age Ilana knew she was different, but for all the wrong reasons. A child of the 60s, Ilana experienced first-hand the way that disability was so often brushed under the carpet and not spoken about. Her constant physical and mental struggles made her feel isolated, alone, frustrated, and misunderstood… it took 46 years for her to find out why.

Part memoir, part motivational guide, Cerebral Palsy: A Story is Ilana’s open and honest journey from an angry, confused child, knowing something was wrong, but not knowing what, to the ‘real’ her – a courageous woman using her experiences and lessons to create inspiring messages about mental and physical health, positivity, resilience and change.


Buy the Book:
Amazon ~Amazon.UK
B&N ~ BAM ~ IndieBound ~ Waterstones
Add to Goodreads

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Ilana Estelle writes such a special story in writing Cerebral Palsy: ‘A Story’ Finding the Calm After the Storm. My heart broke for her as she told of her childhood and growing up years, not knowing what was wrong with her. Of course her school mates and those around her made fun of her as she struggled with this disease that she had no idea about. It is so sad that she has no family support, or support from anyone. But Estelle is a fighter and the amazing story she tells here of her journey to healing is so heartwarming. I was in tears many timds reading this book. Ilana Estelle may have been angry growing up but she now has a loving, tender and caring heart and I pray that many will find help from their struggles with Cerebral Palsy, as well as other issues you may deal with. As she talked about food that would help with arthritis pain, she had my attention because I have been dealing with severe back and joint pain for many years. And I will look into this further to try to calm my pain. If you are dealing with Cerebal Palsy, especially, you need to read this story. And this is a great read for anyone. I enjoy knowing so much knowing more about this disease, and I want to keep on cheering Ilana on because of her strong spirit and for all of her achievements accomplished through the years. This book is certainly a 5 plus Stars.

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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An Interview With The Author

You refer to your website, The CP Diary in your book, how frequently do you write for that?

I add new content to my blog daily. What started out as a blog for me has turned into so much more, it helps others looking for help on-line too. 

My writing helps me with what I get to deal with; it is the reason I continue to write as often as I do. I never stop learning, wanting to find out more about myself and the world.

Do you have a writing schedule?

I have never tied myself into a particular writing schedule as such. Writing can be quite addictive, the more I write, the more I want to write any time of day. The more I write, the more I want to know more, the more I want to write and learn more. 

How original and unique is your book?

Finding out about my disability at the age of 46, even though I was originally diagnosed at 2, makes ‘my story’, and what I have written, original and unique. Also, I have written both books from a universal perspective and that makes my books original and unique. It doesn’t matter what we deal with, from a universal perspective, we may all relate to what I have written. 

Your book contains several quotes from famous people – which is your favourite and why?

“The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it.” Henri J.M. Nouwen

Henri J.M. Nouwen’s words are simple and meaningful. Embracing spirituality can be a cathartic experience. For anyone who experiences a spiritual awaking, it truly is a life changing experience. 

My own spiritual journey has changed my attitude and my life. If my words resonate with you, or you’re just starting out on your own spiritual journey, I would greatly appreciate you taking a moment to check out my books, Cerebral Palsy: A Story ‘Finding the Calm After the Storm’ and ‘Spirituality, Healing and Me.’ I know they can help. 

And no matter what any of us deal with, please don’t lose sight of your vision, and trust the spiritual process, because it should never let you down. My mum used to say, life doesn’t come with a manual and life can be hard. Yes, spirituality can make life easier… and you’ve GOT this! 

I know that no matter what I have had to deal with, or what I’ve had thrown at me over the years, spirituality has got me through my experiences and through the healing process and I am forever grateful. 

How did writing your books put your demons to rest?

Writing my blogs for @TheCPDiary was the start of the process of me coming to terms with my experiences, but I could never know about my disability without writing my first book. 

Writing my book Cerebral Palsy: A Story ‘Finding the Calm After the Storm’ was the start of understanding my life with my disability, the other part was understanding my journey, which I have done through my ‘Spirituality, Healing and Me’ book. 

Through the process, I needed to understand myself and for others to understand me. I believe being able to rationale and understand our life and our experiences, are an important part of the healing and emotional process and putting some of those demons to rest. 

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Meet the Author:

Ilana was born with a disability she didn’t know she had until the age of 46, when through her medical notes she discovered she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of 2.

That discovery turned out to be a unique and life-changing experience that has forced Ilana to stand back and look at her life experiences differently. On her late diagnosis, Ilana set up her website The CP Diary and uses her experiences to explore her emotional and physical health, with an inspiring message advocating resilience and change.

Ilana likes to spend her days writing and blogging about anything that contributes to her health and well being. She is an animal advocate and is passionate about environmental issues. When she is not writing to tending to her blog, Ilana enjoys days out exploring the Yorkshire countryside. Ilana lives with her husband and their much-loved cat, in Yorkshire. Her grown up son and daughter both live in London.

Connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ pinterest ~ goodreads


Tour Schedule:

Sept 20 –
Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sept 20 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of Spirituality, Healing, and Me / guest post / giveaway
Sept 20 – Kam’s Place – book review of Spirituality, Healing, and Me
Sept 21 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of Spirituality, Healing, and Me / giveaway
Sept 22 – Laura’s Interests – book review of Spirituality, Healing, and Me / author interview / giveaway

Sept 22 – Kam’s Place – book review of Cerebral Palsy: ‘A Story’ Finding the Calm After the Storm
Sept 23 – Splashes of Joy – book review of Spirituality, Healing, and Me / author interview / giveaway
Sept 24 – Splashes of Joy – book review of Cerebral Palsy: ‘A Story’ Finding the Calm After the Storm / giveaway
Sept 27 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Sept 28 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of Cerebral Palsy: ‘A Story’ Finding the Calm After the Storm / giveaway
Sept 29 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Sept 30 – Fur Everywhere – book review of Spirituality, Healing, and Me / giveaway
Oct 1 –
Oct 4 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of Spirituality, Healing, and Me / author interview / giveaway
Oct 5 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review of Spirituality, Healing, and Me / giveaway
Oct 6 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review of Cerebral Palsy: ‘A Story’ Finding the Calm After the Storm / giveaway
Oct 7 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book spotlight / giveaway

Oct 8 – Books for Books – book spotlight

Enter the Giveaway:

 
 
 

Lead Like a Pro: by Dr. Matthew Raidbard

Join Us For This Tour From September 7 to September 20
 
Book Details:Book Title:  Lead Like a Pro: Effective Leadership Styles for Athletic Coaches by Dr. Matthew Raidbard
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction 18+, 112 pages
GenreSports/Leadership/Coaching
Publisher: Mascot
Publication Date: September 2021

Tour dates: Sep 7 to Sep 20
Content Rating: G: Suitable for all ages

 

Book Description:

Athletic coaches are asked to wear more and more hats with each passing season, and in many cases, they are not receiving the support or training necessary to help them succeed in their ever-expanding roles. Drawing on over a decade spent as a college basketball coach and original research conducted on what leadership styles and behaviors help athletic coaches be successful, Lead Like a Pro provides coaches with the resources to
transform their leadership practice and reach their full potential.

​Whether you are a volunteer coaching your child’s team, a part-time high school coach who’s also a teacher, or a full-time college or professional coach, this book will teach you new ways to enhance your leadership style and become a better coach for your athletes and team. All coaches
should be constantly working on improving their leadership abilities, but not all coaches have the time or opportunity to attend leadership conferences, training sessions, or classes. Lead Like a Pro provides insight into different leadership techniques, and teaches coaches how to evaluate their current practices so they can develop a strong leadership style that fits their personal values and beliefs.

BUY THE BOOK
Amazon ~ Mascot

B&N 
 Meet the Author:

After obtaining his Bachelor of Arts in history and classical studies from Indiana University, Dr. Matthew Raidbard decided to pursue his dream of being a college basketball coach. His first college basketball coaching
job was at Western New Mexico University, where he also completed his Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership. In 2018, Dr. Raidbardconducted a study on how college basketball coaches perceived themselves as leaders, finding that many coaches were unsuccessful because they lacked the necessary tools and training to be effective leaders. His
findings inspired him to write this book and dedicate himself to helping coaches at all levels improve their leadership abilities so that they can be the best and most effective leaders for the athletes they are entrusted to coach.

Tour Schedule:

Sept 7 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight
Sept 7 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight
Sept 8 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight
Sept 9 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight
Sept 10 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight
Sept 10 – Kams’s Place – book spotlight
Sept 13 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book spotlight
Sept 14 – Literary Flits – book spotlight
Sept 15 – The Adventures of a Traveler’s Wife – book spotlight
Sept 16 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight
Sept 17 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight
Sept 20 – Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight

Tour and Giveaway for Our Moon Festival by Yobe Qiu

Join us for this tour from September 7 to September 27

 

 

Book Details:

 

Book Title:  Our Moon Festival by Yobe Qiu

 

Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  30 pages

GenreChildren’s Picture Book

Publisher:  Yobe Qiu LLC

Release date:  January 2020

Content Rating:  G

 

Book Description: 

“Our Moon Festival” is a beautifully illustrated children’s book celebrating the unique ways the Japanese, Vietnamese, and Chinese communities celebrate the Moon Festival. The story highlights different families and their traditions as they observe Zhong Qiu Jie, Tết Trung Thu, and Tsukimi!
 
 
 
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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Our Moon Festival is a unique book because it teaches children how the Japanese, Vietnamese, and Chinese communities celebrate the Moon Festival. I enjoyed reading this myself because this is all new to me. Features in the book is The Mid-Autumn Festival in Shanghai, The Ťet Trung Thu- The Vietnamese Moon Festival and Tsukimi Japanese Moon Festival. 

The illustrations created be Christina Nel Lopez are outstanding, with bright vibrant colors that would catch anyone’s eye on the bookshelves. I love the attention to details in each page of the book. And the way the illustrations to life is amazing. I think it is so neat to teach children about other cultures and their activities and author Yobe Qiu does a fabulous job of showing the details. This book should be in all elementary school libraries and it would be great in any place a child may go. Our Moon Festival by Yobe Qiu is 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.

 
Buy the Book:

 

Amazon

Author’s Website ~ ​Oakiebees

 

 

Meet the Author:

 

Yobe is an educator, entrepreneur and mom who lives in NYC. As an educator, she focused on teaching families to embrace love, diversity and different cultures. Through the years working in the classrooms and closely with other educators, she noticed the lack of multi-cultural resources that represented children of color. That is when Yobe decided to create multicultural children stories that feature Asian children, families and cultures! Yobe loves spending time

 

with her daughter, reading to children and taking long walks during the day!

Connect with the Author:  Website ~ Facebook ~ Instagram

 

Tour Schedule: 

 

Sep 7 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway

Sep 7 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / giveaway

Sep 7 – Kam’s Place – book review

Sep 8 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway

Sep 8 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / giveaway

Sep 9 – I’m Into Books – book spotlight / giveaway

Sep 10 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / giveaway

Sep 13 – fundinmental – book review / giveaway

Sep 14 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway

Sep 14 – The Adventures of a Traveler’s Wife – book review / giveaway

Sep 15 – Chit Chat with Charity – book review / giveaway

Sep 15 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway

Sep 16 – Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / giveaway

Sep 16 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway

Sep 17 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review / giveaway

Sep 20 – Fictional Vixen – book review

Sep 21 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway

Sep 21 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway

Sep 22 – 411 ON BOOKS, AUTHORS, AND PUBLISHING NEWS – book spotlight 

Sep 22 – The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway

Sep 23 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway

Sep 23 – Laura’s Interests – book review / giveaway

Sep 24 – Westveil Publishing – book review / giveaway

Sep 27 – The Phantom Paragrapher – book review

 

 

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Wilderness Spa by Jim Halverson

Join Us for This Tour From: August 23 to September 10
Book Details:
Book Title:  Wilderness Spa: Where Physical Survival Meets Psychological Survival by Jim Halverson
Category:  Adult Fiction 18+, 212 pages
Genre Literary
Publisher:  Gail Force Publishing
Release date:  June 2021
Content Rating:  PG-13: Only language (one f-word, some sh*t, d*mn)
Book Description:
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The Wilderness Spa brings people from three quite different sources together to survive catastrophe in the Alaskan wilderness. They amaze themselves in their ability to coalesce and work cohesively in the face of hunger, injury, insecurity, and possible death. With that on their minds, they explore statistics, logic, social justice, and challenges to philosophies and social norms.

After rocky starts when new members enter the group, they learn to find the best in their fellow travelers, how to help, follow, and lead when necessary. Nothing is ever easy. Without attacking each other, they dig deep to reconcile their differences.

Join the group as they make the best of what they have. Struggle along with them and reconcile your own philosophical belief systems with logic and science.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

In The Wilderness Spa Jim Halverson takes readers on a unique journey through the Alaskan wilderness. An earthquake throws together a unique group of people from all walks of life, struggling to survive. I was intrigued by the way these people steps up to the plate and strives to help each other out. This is truly an interesting group of characters. I love the Alaska setting and the vivid details of this part of Alaska. I’m not so sure I would enjoy being in their situation, but the scenery is beautifully described and give readers a feeling they are right there with the characters as their story unfolds. I think perhaps my favorite character here is Tom, because he does such an awesome job of leading this group to survive. This was not always an easy task because of the group of people involved. All in all I find The Wilderness Spa an intriguing read that I feel anyone can enjoy. This one is Four Stars for me. If you love books full of outdoor adventure I encourage you to check this book out. I think you will find Wilderness Spa a very interesting book to read.

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.

Author Interview – Jim Halverson, Wilderness Spa

You obviously have some knowledge of the Alaska wilderness. How did you do the research for this book? 

The most valid research for Wilderness Spa came from a lifelong quest to understand human psychology. Regarding the physical environment, I spent two weeks on a river rafting trip in the Alaskan wilderness, climbed on several glaciers, and hiked in Denali National Park.

One line in the book states, “It’s got to be about breaking the cycle of ignorance.” How is that germane to survival in the wilderness? 

The subtitle of the book is, Where physical survival meets psychological survival. The travelers did not leave their civility and intellectual quest for truth in the garage when they left home.

In addition to Wilderness Spa, I know of your first book Trials and Trails. Do you have any upcoming books?

My next book will be released soon. Ponce – What actually happened at the Fountain of Youth is a satirical look at the life of Ponce de Leon. Ponce is a book I always wanted to write since I was in grammar school.

Many books question religion. One of your fireside discussions centers on religion. Is this book another attack on religion? 

On the contrary, some participants question the scientific origins of Christianity. When one participant objects and asks, “What if I want to believe . . .,” he is provided with a legitimate method to maintain his beliefs without rejecting scientific facts.

Most of us have a desire to return to a place or time in history. Let me put a twist on that. Do you have a place or time that you think is highly overrated?

That’s interesting. Let me give you a place I would go first. That would be the Golden Age of Greece where critical thinking developed. To answer your question; there are plenty to choose from – the Dark Ages, wars, conquests, and plagues. However, I think the most overrated period belongs to us right here in our own wild west. Between the end of the Civil War and the Gay Nineties many of us visualize an unrestrained open range with buffalo roaming the prairies where independent men and women worked hard and tamed the wilderness. The truth is that the Native populations were being subjected to horrible conditions. Bank robbers, gun fighters, rustlers, and horse thieves, many of whom suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, made the American West a horrible place to live during that period.

Meet the Author: 

J​im Halverson is the author of Trials & Trails (2019) and Ponce, What Actually Happened at the Fountain of Youth (upcoming, 2021). Jim grew up in the rural, gold-mining town of Mokelumne Hill, CA and received his MBA from Golden Gate University. He spent part of his life on a ranch and is an avid student of psychology. He recognizes the struggles of all men and women seeking equality and respect. Jim and his wife, Gail, spend their time traveling from their small farm in Forestville, CA.

Connect with the Author:Website ~  Goodreads


Tour Schedule: 

Aug 23 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 24 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 25 –Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Aug 26 – Sadie’s Spotlight – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 27 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Aug 30 –Books for Books – book review
Aug 31 –Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review / giveaway
Sep 1 – Pick a Good Book – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Sep 1 – 
Rajiv’s Reviews – book review / giveaway
Sep 2 – The Adventures of a Traveler’s Wife – book review / author interview / giveaway
Sep 3 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 6 – Bigreadersite – book review / giveaway
Sep 7 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Sep 7 – 
Splashes of Joy  – book review / author interview/ giveaway
Sep 8 –Sefina Hawke’s Books – book spotlight
Sep 9 – Kam’s Place – book review
Sep 10 – Books and Zebras  – book review
Sep 10 – 
Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway

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WILDERNESS SPA Book Tour Giveaway

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Tour and Giveaway for Nobody’s Mulligan by Brian Holt

Join Us For This Tour From AUGUST 23 TO SEPTEMBER 3
Book Details:
Book Title:  Nobody’s Mulligan by Brian Holt
Category:  Adult Fiction 18+, 337 pages
Genre: Spiritual, Inspirational, Religion
Publisher:  Covenant Books
Release Date: March 2020

Content Rating:  G – No excessive sex, profanity or violence
 
Book Description:

Margaret Sullivan, a troubled college student in her early twenties, becomes a modern-day Joan of Arc when she is compelled to save humanity as the pinnacle of evil comes to seize what he believes was his in NOBODY’S MULLIGAN by Brian Holt.

 

Orphaned at childbirth and raised by her maternal grandparents, Margaret feels the sting of loss when her grandmother dies. With no maternal figure in her life to offer her comfort and guidance, Margaret becomes a borderline traumatic social recluse and is treated as an outcast, despite participating in admirable callings, and is left with her ailing grandfather, Paddy Sullivan. What she doesn’t realize is that evil is actively afoot and identifies her as an impediment to Satan’s global apocalyptic conquest.

Craig Templeton, an unmotivated, barely graduated gamer existing in his mother’s basement, seeks employment at a PR firm, assigned to the mailroom, which he perceives as corporate leprosy and beneath him given his freshly minted college degree. Templeton’s rust-relic of a car is the perfect prompt for Satan, as he sees Templeton ogling the high-end vehicles believing that he is already deserving of such amenities.

Drawn against their will into the town square on the night of the apocalypse arranged by a series of circumstances under Templeton’s influence, the citizens of Grace’s Parrish are confronted by the accumulated product of their own transgressions, and universal suffrage is served. Perplexed by her grandfather’s apparent immunity to Templeton’s will, Margaret ultimately realizes that faith will triumph over evil. The price is heavy, as the town seeks redemption from the only one who can grant it. With it comes a caveat that one detractor in the group will re-invite the apocalypse with increased severity.

Margaret’s heroism is handsomely rewarded as she ultimately finds transcendence that no mortal could deliver—a unification with the one person whose absence created an emotional abyss, as well as an explanation of her grandfather’s immunity to Satan’s will which is epic. And she ultimately finds her happily ever after with a love-match that is intriguingly coincidental!  The ending nicely sets the stage for the workings of a prequel.

 
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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

Nobody’s Mulligan was an interesting read I was sure about in the beginning but it that turns out to be a book about. I found the story to be slow for the first part of the book but it gets better and after several chapters. I like Margaret Sullivan, and felt bad for her as she fought against the forces of evil. She is a strong character and played her part well in the story, along with her supporting characters. There is so much going on here in the book, and the twists and turns kept me reading to see what was coming next. Brian Holt does a great job of weaving all of the storyline together to come up with the interesting ending. This is a great Debut novel for Holt. I’m interested to see what he has next for readers. Nobody’s Mulligan is Four Stars for me. I encourage you to check this one out. 

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.

 
 
 

AUTHOR INTERVIEW WITH BRIAN HOLT, author of NOBODY’S MULLIGAN

 

How did you get the idea for Nobody’s Mulligan?

Nobody’s Mulligan was culminated during a very tumultuous time in my life, believe it or not. I was in the awful process of a dissolving marriage, leaving my children as a result. I was sharing a house with two other people and literally had NOTHING. Everything I had, with the excepting of the clothes on my back and a 15-year-old transportation, I was encouraged to pray the Rosary for guidance. 

Having always wanted to write, I had wanted to create something in the line of a crime novel, having a background in law enforcement. But I struggled with a viable storyline.  Praying a Novena, I asked, not for the words to generate financial gain, but the words that He needed me to write.

At the end of the Novena, I sat in my desk chair, alone in my bedroom. I remember it perfectly. The only light was the entering the single window from the lamppost in front of the house. I had this epiphany and actually uttered the words, “Ok. Your way, not mine.” It was as if to say that God was telling me, Ok, I’ll grant you your request, but I need this done first. That’s when the first ideas for Nobody’s Mulligan started to materialize. 

 

What’s Nobody’s Mulligan about?

Nobody’s Mulligan is set in a small town in the south called Grace’s Parrish. Our protagonist, Margaret Sullivan, is raised by her maternal grandparents as her father does not contribute to her rearing; more on that in the story itself. She is raised in a very Catholic household by her maternal grandparents, and inexplicably is treated like a social outcast in many settings. Her trials and tribulations, which include a quest to find clues that would give her a better understanding of her mother’s traits and talents, are preparing her for a colossal confrontation with evil that is the culmination of our nation’s escalating depravities, much of which she is unaware of.  With death and time confiscated the tormented citizens of Grace’s Parrish know what suffrage is, as evil identifies Margaret as the impediment to global damnation and erupting purgatory. The antagonist, Templeton, who barely graduated college, is possessed by evil that’s been manipulating him through the portal of his own self-declared entitlement.  [I’m sure your listeners are already picking people out in their own lives that fit this description quite closely] The end is epic but the price is hefty for everyone – especially the reader!

 

Many authors say that each novel that they write is a learning experience. Did you learn anything special while writing this inspirational novel?

To this day I’m not sure whether I was the author or the vehicle for God to use to compose this work. And Nobody’s Mulligan does contain some telling messages. Expect to ask yourself several times “What if the Margaret Sullivan didn’t exist? Our collective fate, not just as a nation or hemisphere, but as all existence, would be sealed !  

Also, what if certain characters didn’t behave in such a way, would they have had the experiences they had?  We need to take the perspective that one decision that violates the value set most of us were born with, the ones whose foundations were established in our Christian foundations, can lead to reverberating, life-altering consequences the likes of which can be seen in the narrative in many spots. Moreover, the accumulated violations of our faithful tenets and mores bring a collective consequence that relies on one person to address. I don’t want to give too much away, but I sew up every loophole!! So the reader will just have to wait for it. 

 

At what time did you realize that you were on to something special, something life-changing? Why do you feel that Nobody’s Mulligan is more of an anthem than just a great story?

Ok, your question calls for a little insider information here, so here it goes: Have you ever gotten goosebumps for reasons you couldn’t explain? Not chills but legit goosebumps. It occurred numerous times when I’d enter the library’s resource room at the library where I wrote Nobody’s Mulligan, picture that same feeling pouring over your entire body and soaking every inch of your anatomy, and I mean inside and out! And it lasted for about a minute! It was like it was slowly poured all over me out of 50-gallon drum, starting at the very tip my head and causing every single hair on my body to stand on end!!! I believe to this day that I was touched by something or someone, supernatural, that my faith tells me that was very, very special. I’ll never forget it !

Also, along the lines of the saying, “there but the grace of God go I”or “what if Jesus comes back like that”– I work at a hospital that serves a metropolitan area here in NC – There was a frequent patient, obviously homeless, and unkept. He had a history of being drunk and aggressive with the clinical staff, and caused many problems, but he would come back sometimes several times a week, more soiled and unkept than the previous visits, and of course clinical people would treat him with dignity and treated his complaints. One day I simply addressed him with a “ Hi, George[not his real name]” and he turned to me and answered “ You..you know me?” and he said it in such a way that was uncharacteristically civil if not magnanimous.. Slowly a smile raised to his face as if to say “Finally!” – which I interpreted as  relief that he was seeking some sort of acknowledgement he likely didn’t experience in his current transient circumstance. I said “sure I do. Why don’t you come in and let these people treat you?” and his visit was uneventful. Some weeks later I received a group text that George had been found dead. And it was in the same location as a major character in the book!!! A book I had started writing in 2016 !!!!  So I’m not sure if this was a signal of gratitude for completing and publishing Nobody’s Mulligan, or some sort of communique that it was Jesus walking in this man’s shoes, and a thank you for treating him with civility and decency. 

That’s a major take on the book – one I’d like everyone to come away with-  that what you do for the least of my brothers you do for me. And that people are waiting for the second coming – what they are actually saying is Jesus isn’t here so let me get away with this. In reality, I say he never left. Yes he ascended into heaven, but He’s also a omnipresent being.  He’s walking in every one of our lives and we treat him like our single parent working or distracted so much we all keep trying to get away with something we wouldn’t do in his presence. The message here is that he walks with each of us, every step of our lives. Just recognize, acknowledge and include Him. Sometimes I feel people go through this life like they’re at a dinner party and Jesus is the host. Everyone enjoys the gifts and blessing He provides, but don’t acknowledge Him or even say thank you. If their kids never said thank you they would correct them [we hope], but I think too many people don’t put their hands together for 60 seconds in silence, or better with the family, and simple acknowledge His gifts. 

I wrote this to get people to start to think that all that is going on is more that coincidence. Evil is always afoot. There is nothing we see or experience that is unintentional. And if we don’t get ourselves back to church, and return to the tenets that birthed this great nation, we can expect our certain demise. There will be no second chance. Our plight has been by skillful, incremental  design, nothing is a coincidence. In Nobody’s Mulligan, it takes our protagonist in her early twenties to save us. The entire world will rely on the faith of one person. And she goes in unarmed, with only the help of her disabled grandfather. 

HINT: But nothing is as it seems!  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Meet the Author:
 

 

Connect with the Author:  Website ~ Facebook 
Tour Schedule:

 

​Aug 23 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / guest post / giveaway
Aug 24 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 25 – Gold Dust Editing & Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Aug 25 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Aug 26 – The Adventures of a Traveler’s Wife – book review / author interview / giveaway
Aug 27 – Books for Books – book review 
Aug 30 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Aug 31 – Book Corner New and Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sep 1 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sep 2 – Rajiv’s Reviews – book review / giveaway
Sep 3 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
Sep 8 – 
Kam’s Place – book review / author interview

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NOBODY’S MULLIGAN by Brian Holt Book Tour Giveaway

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Rebel Correspondent by Steve Procko

Join Us For This Tour From: September 1 to September 14

  Book Details:

Book Title:  Rebel Correspondent by Steve Procko
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction 18+, 356 pages
Genre Biography & Autobiography, Military and Nonfiction, History,  United States, Civil War Period
Publisher:  Steve Procko Productions, LLC
Release date:  September 2021
Tour dates: September 1 to September 14
Content Rating:  PG

 Book Description:
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Rebel Correspondent is the true story of a young man who joined the Confederate Army days after his eighteenth birthday and served bravely 

until the war ended. Wounded twice, he emerged a changed person. But he wasn’t just a returning veteran; he was also a writer.

At the beginning of the twentieth century, Arba F. Shaw was a fifty-seven-year-old farmer. On a chilly December day in 1901, he put pen to paper to write his memories of being a Rebel Private in the 4th Georgia Cavalry (Avery), C.S.A. He completed writing his account in February 1902. His local newspaper, the Walker County Messenger, in 

Lafayette, Georgia, published his account in more than fifty articles from 1901 to 1903. Then it was all but forgotten. Until Now. Rebel Correspondent presents Arba F. Shaw’s account word-for-word, as first published in the Walker County Messenger almost 120 years ago. Procko annotates Shaw’s account with in-depth research, verifying it and uncovering the back story of his life and the lives of his Rebel comrades. Procko’s research offers a historical perspective on the many 

places and events Shaw so richly described.

Join me in reading this very interesting and informative Guest Post….

By: Steve Procko; Author, Rebel Correspondent – RebelCorrespondent.com

In Ken Burns documentary on the Civil War, Burns would regularly use the eyewitness accounts of people from that era to illustrate his storyline. One individual who was often featured and quoted was Samuel Rush Watkins (1839-1901). 

Watkins wrote his personal account of his memories as a Rebel private in Company H of the 1st Tennessee Infantry, CSA. His writings were serialized in his local newspaper the Columbian Herald in Columbia, Tennessee from 1881 to 1882. The articles were so popular that the newspaper published them 1882 as a critically-acclaimed book – Co. Aytch: Maury Grays First Tennessee Regiment or A Side Show of the Big Show.

The book has been republished in multiple editions since the 1800s including recently by Watkins’ great-granddaughter Ruth Hill McAllister using her ancestors original first-edition copy of the book filled with his handwritten notes and additions. Today, Watkins is one of the most well-known soldiers from the Civil War.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Arba F. Shaw was a hard-working fifty-seven-year-old farmer. After finishing his daily work on the farm and hanging up all the tools, he would sit down at his farmhouse’s kitchen table with another set of tools, writing implements. Because Shaw was also a correspondent for the Walker County Messenger, a weekly northwest Georgia newspaper published in the town of LaFayette, Georgia. 

Arba Shaw’s town of LaFayette, Georgia and Sam Watkins’ town of Columbia, Tennessee are separated by just 175 country miles. But during the summer of 1864, both men, as part of the Army of the Tennessee under General Joseph E. Johnston were just miles apart. In battle after battle, the rebel army was pushed south by Union forces leading to the fall of Atlanta. Shaw and Watkins were both there, experiencing the same battles. Watkins was marching with the Infantry, Shaw was on horseback with the Cavalry. Shaw was wounded at the battle of New Hope Church in May 1864.

In December 1901, Shaw began putting pen to paper with the personal account of his memories as a Rebel private in Company F of the 4th Georgia Cavalry, CSA. Shaw’s Civil War memories were burned deep into his mind, he knew it was time, and in what must have been cathartic release, thru February 1902, he managed to scratch out over 40,000 words.

Much like Sam Watkins’ home-town newspaper did just twenty years before, The Walker County Messenger then serialized Arba Shaw’s recollections into fifty-five articles published from 1901 to 1903. Sam Watkins style of writing has been described as like Mark Twain. Arba Shaw’s writing style is like “News from Lake Wobegon”. Though Shaw’s writings were popular when printed in the newspaper at the time, there would be no book like Watkins, his words were all but forgotten, until now.

My book Rebel Correspondent, brings Arba Shaw’s complete, original account and enhances it with research into the backstories of many of his Rebel comrades and offering historical perspective on places and events Shaw described so richly.

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Meet the Author: 

Steve Procko never thought of himself as a Civil War history buff, let alone a biographer. He does love history, however, particularly learning about the small, everyday events in the lives of little-known people and the small towns they lived in.

A documentarian and cinematographer, Steve was sleuthing stories for a documentary series he has developed, “There’s History Around Every Bend,” currently available on YouTube, when he came across the writings of Private Arba F. Shaw.

The down-to-earth accounts of the everyday life of a lowly private just struggling to survive one of the greatest events in American history fascinated Steve. As he read the series of articles, mostly unread since they were published in a small, north Georgia newspaper in 1901-1903, he began to realize that this was a remarkable cache of history.

A native of Florida, Steve, with his Lauren and their dog Rigby, splits his time between a mountain log cabin nestled next to Stanley Creek near the town of Blue Ridge, Georgia, and a home in Ocala, Florida.

He opened a commercial film production company with a partner in 1984. In 2003 the company became Steve Procko Productions (SPP). His Emmy-award-winning financial literacy program Talkin’ Money Minutes is available on over 100 Public Television stations nationwide. SPP has also won three additional Emmys over fifty Addy Awards, Telly Awards, and two Promax awards.

When he’s not behind a video camera or researching the archives for his next documentary or book, Steve explores remote areas throughout the United States and Canada as a fine art photographer. He has had work displayed at The Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, The Museum of Art in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, as well as solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States. 

Steve’s second book, Captured Liberty, another Civil War story about nine POW Union officers and their amazing escape will be published in 2022. He also plans to develop documentaries about The Rebel Correspondent and Captured Liberty.

connect with the author:  website twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram `~ goodread

 

Tour Schedule: 

Sep 1 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

Sep 1 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway

Sep 2 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

Sep 2 – She Just Loves Books – book spotlight / giveaway

Sep 3 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

Sep 3 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book spotlight

Sep 6 – Kam’s Place – book spotlight / guest post

Sep 7 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

Sep 7 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight / giveaway

Sep 8 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / giveaway

Sep 8 – Connie’s History Classroom – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

Sep 9 – The Avid Reader – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

Sep 9 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway

Sep 10 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book spotlight / giveaway

Sep 13 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

Sep 14 – Pick a Good Book – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

Sep 14 – Books for Books – book spotlight

 

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THE REBEL CORRESPONDENT Book Tour Giveaway

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Tour and Giveaway for Espoused by Jean Marie Davis

 
Join Us for This Tour from August 16 to September 3!
Book Details:
Book Title:  Espoused by Jean Marie Davis
Category:  Adult Fiction 18+
GenreContemporary Fiction, Literary, Humor
Publisher:  Wren Park Publishing, 264 pages
Release date: July 2021
Content Rating:  PG for the subject matter of adult relationships/marriage/divorce, but there is no bad language or explicit sex scenes.
Book Description:

Espouse:

(v.) to take in marriage; to make a marriage permanent by court decree;

the court-approved process by which couples may stay together beyond

the legal 15-year term.

In the contemporary world, fifteen years is considered the legal life cycle of a marriage. If a couple wants to stay together (married), they must hire a lawyer and petition the court to become Espoused.

After 14 years of marriage, Sara and Thomas Healy are still in love. Their decision to go to court to be espoused permanently is a source of great embarrassment for their children. Avery is ready for the benefits of uncoupling, and Sam really doesn’t need the social stigma of parents who decide to stay together, on top of everything else. Lame! Their espouse attorney, Gwen Stevens, has other problems. The judge for the Healy case is her nemesis, Carly Abraham, also known as “the Wicked Witch of the Bench.” Judge Abraham was previously married to Gwen’s husband Dennis, from whom she uncoupled after the allotted 15 years. She hates espouse lawyers on principle, and seems to have an extra dose of dislike for Gwen personally.

While the Healys struggle through the espouse experience—trial separation, uncouple counseling, and ongoing financial burdens—Gwen has to deal with the judge and her own struggles at home. In this fight for love, who has the answers?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

Espoused is a very different story line than anything I have read before. There are lots of characters to keep up with, which was difficult at first and it slows the pace of the story, but this got easier as you learn more about all of the different people. Imagine if you could be uncoupled after 15 years of marriage. And if you want to stay together, be Espoused, this is when you have to go to court to stay together. This is what you will find in this debut fiction from Jean Marie Davis.

This is a fun read but it all seems so bazaar at times. Especially everything a couple has to do to be Espoused. The judge seems to add enough to their lives to make them want to uncouple. I really like the Healys, and it was difficult to see them following all of the rules that was thrown at them, and I didn’t really care for the way they turned out in the end. There were, however some surprises during the Healys final court day. One thing interesting was that over 50% of the couples that were married were wanting to be espoused. This book is Four Stars for me. Espoused is different and an entertaining read. I encourage you to check it out. 

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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Now join me in reading this Guest Post from author Jean Marie Davis about her debut book.

 
 

Where did the idea come from?

I’ve just written my first book – Espoused. The book is a comedic satirical novel where marriages are legally dissolved after fifteen years, and those who wish to stay together must go to court to do so. 

I’ve never written a book and the idea came about from a conversation on a beach with my sister, Beth Ann, almost 10 years ago. My sister had just been through a long, drawn out acrimonious divorce which took both a mental and physical toll on her.  After 2 long years the divorce was finalized!

My sister lives on the beautiful island of Nantucket, Massachusetts so my mother and I went to visit her and her children the first summer after the divorce.  One day we packed a late lunch and took ourselves, my niece, and nephew to the beach. It was a beautiful day – sun shining, breeze blowing off the ocean, kids playing in the sand, and the rest of us were all seated on our beach chairs enjoying our summer books.  

My sister looks at her watch, tells me her ex-husband is coming to pick up the kids, it’s his turn for visitation. My heart fell to my stomach. The two of them couldn’t be in a room together without arguments. What if he started a fight? What about the kids? I was nervous. 

I see him approaching us from the parking lot. I look around for something to defend my sister with in case of a problem. Yes, the wiffle bat, that will do it! He arrives at our beach towel and then……everything is unbelievably cordial! He says “hello” to us, talks to my sister about the kids, does my sister want him to drop off some fresh scallops, what time would be good for her to drop them off on Sunday, blah, blah, blah. Then he collects the kids, says a very nice good-bye and leaves – no drama!

My sister calmly goes back to reading her book. I’m staring at her incredulously and when she looks up and sees my face says, “I know, can you believe it?”. No, I can’t. What just happened? It seems that ever since the divorce they have been getting along wonderfully. There is no fighting, they can make decisions about the kids together, they even back each other up when one needs more support. 

Then my sister had an interesting observation. She said, “I think it was the break-up that was the problem. We both felt like failures and blamed one another. We are both happier not being together. We weren’t meant to be together forever. I think the way a marriage should work is couples should only be expected to be together for 10-15 years, and if they want to stay together, they should go to court. It would be so much more civil!”

So, when people ask me, “Where did the idea come from?”. I always say, “On a Nantucket beach.”

 
 
Meet the Author:

Jean Marie Davis was born and raised in Huntington, New York. After graduating from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, she moved back to Long Island where she worked in the Marketing Research industry for over 30 years. She currently lives in Centerport, New York close to her daughter and son.

Connect with the Author:  ​Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook  ~ Goodreads

 
Tour Schedule:

Aug 16 – I’m All About Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 16 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Aug 17 – Twilight Reader – book review
Aug 18 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Aug 19 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Aug 19 – Viviana MacKade – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 20 – Lalitha’s World of Serenity – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Aug 23 – Sadie’s Spotlight – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 24 – Kam’s Place – book review
Aug 25 – Based on a True Story – book review
Aug 25 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 26 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway
Aug 27 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 30 – Celticlady’s Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 31 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Aug 31 – RebeccaReviewedIt – book review / giveaway
Sep 1 – Splashes of Joy – book review / guest post / giveaway
Sep 1 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Sep 2 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Sep 3 – Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway

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Spotlight for Whats Not Said by Valerie Taylor

Join us for this tour from August 9 to August 27:
 
Book Details:
 
Book Title:  What’s Not Said by Valerie Taylor
Category:  Adult Fiction 18+,
Genre Womens Fiction, Chick Lit 
Publisher:  She Writes Press
Release date:  September 2020
Content Rating:  PG-13 + M

2021 International Book Awards Finalist in Fiction: Women’s Fiction
2020 Canadian Book Club Awards Finalist in Fiction
Chosen as an August 2021 Pulpwood Queens Book Club selection
Featured by the international NoMo Book Club in May 2021

 

“Taylor’s dialogue is snappy and contemporary . . . A witty and often amusing marriage drama.”
Kirkus Reviews


 

 
Book Description:
 
What’s Not Said is a story about Kassie O’Callaghan, a middle-aged woman on a mission to divorce her emotionally abusive husband and start a new life with a younger man she met while on a solo vacation in Venice. When she learns her husband has chronic kidney disease, her plans collapse until she pokes around his pajama drawer and discovers his illness is the least of his deceits.

Then again, Kassie is no angel. The separate lives they lead collide head-on into a tangled web of sex, lies, and DNA. As she helps her husband find an organ donor, Kassie uncovers a secret, forcing her to decide whose life to save: her husband’s or her own.
 

 

WHAT’S NOT SAID eBook Sale – only $1.99!!
Beginning the afternoon of August 9 and ending September 7,
wherever you buy eBooks in the U.S.

BUY THE BOOK:
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~ Book Depository
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Add to Goodreads
 
 
 

AND NOW ENJOY THIS GUEST POST WITH THE AUTHOR

Sense-ible Benefits to Being an Author

By Valerie Taylor

Author of What’s Not Said (She Writes Press, 2020) and What’s Not True (She Writes Press, August 2021)

Everyone has a unique innate talent. Since I can’t sing, dance, or even grow a potted plant, I guess mine is writing. Since childhood, I’ve been mesmerized by the written word; and just like Thomas Jefferson, I can’t imagine living without books surrounding me.

That it took six decades for me to write my first novel and then to follow it with a sequel amazes me when I hold both books in my hands. What was I waiting for?

Since publishing What’s Not Said in the fall of 2020 during the pandemic, I have learned that I actually traded the financial services marketing career I retired from to a 24/7 author marketing career that has no retirement plan in sight!

While being a published author can be exhausting, especially when trying to balance the inner drive to write the next best seller with the demands of promoting the current titles, there are a number of benefits I could have never imagined during my years in corporate America.

Let me tap into our five senses to describe what I mean.

There is nothing better than holding in your hands the book it took years to create. Touching the front and back covers, as if they were cashmere; rubbing your fingers across the dedication in the front and the acknowledgments page in the back, all the while fearing the moisture from your fingers might smudge the ink. 

And the paper and ink of an off-the-press book has a distinct smell that you love like you love the scent of a newborn baby.

Moreover, it’s mind boggling seeing your name sprawled across the cover, on the spine, inside the book, online, on your website, in guest blogs, on the shelf of your local library or bookstore. Your fifteen minutes of fame expands for some infinite amount of time because books don’t have an expiration date! (I know my novels will still be around even when I’m not!)

Attending book club discussion groups, in-person or on Zoom, lets you hear the good, the bad, and the ugly impressions of real honest-to-goodness readers, not just the biased opinions of your relatives and friends. And through that feedback, you become better at your craft, if you accept it honestly.

Finally, no matter how many or how few books you sell, being a published author gives you a taste of satisfaction. Using your own unique talent, you’ve achieved some level of success that motivates you to sit your rear back in the chair and do it all over again—whether or not it makes any sense to you or anyone else.

You are an author. Soak in all the five senses to your heart’s content.

Please contact me at: www.valerietaylorauthor.com

Follow me: Facebook.com/valerietaylorauthor

Twitter: @ValerieEMTaylor

Instagram: ValerieETaylor

 
 
 
 
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Book Details:

Book Title:  What’s Not True by Valerie Taylor
Category:  Adult Fiction 18+,
Genre Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit 
Publisher:  She Writes Press, 321 pages
Release date:  August 2021
Content Rating:  PG-13 + M:  What’s Not True has several sex scenes and some bad language.

What’s Not True…is

 an enthralling, character-driven story that will appeal irresistibly to

 fans of women’s fiction…Taylor’s prose is crystalline…she does not 

waste words, rather using them to create a tense, nerve-shredder that 

offers full entertainment to readers.”Readers’ Favorite 5-star review

 

 

Book Description:

 

With her court date set for her divorce and her plans with the younger 

man in the rearview mirror, Kassie O’Callaghan shifts attention to 

reviving her stalled career. But things get complicated when she 

unexpectedly rendezvous with her former lover in Paris. After a chance 

meeting there with a colleague and a stroll along Pont Neuf, Kassie 

receives two compelling proposals. Can she accept them both?

But Kassie’s decision process screeches to a halt when her soon-to-be 

ex-husband has a heart attack, forcing her to fly home to Boston. There,

 she confronts his conniving and deceitful fiancée—a woman who wants not

 just a ring on her finger but everything that belongs to Kassie. In the

 ensuing battle to protect what’s legally and rightfully hers, Kassie 

discovers that sometimes it’s what’s not true that can set you free.

Though a standalone novel, What’s Not True is the sequel to What’s Not Said (September 15, 2020).

 
 

Meet the Author:

Valerie

 Taylor was born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut. She earned a B.S. 

Marketing degree and an MBA from Sacred Heart University, as well as a 

graduate certificate in health care administration from Simmons 

University (formerly Simmons College). She had a thirty-year career in 

the financial services industry as a marketer and writer. Valerie is a 

published book reviewer with BookTrib.com; and a member of Westport 

Writers’ Workshop, Independent Book Publishers Association, and Women’s 

Fiction Writers Association. She enjoys practicing tai chi and being an 

expert sports spectator.

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads

Tour Schedule: 
 
Aug 9 – Cover Lover Book Review – books spotlight / giveaway
Aug 9 – Nikki’s Bookstagram – books spotlight
Aug 10 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – books spotlight
Aug 11 – Locks, Hooks and Books – books spotlight / giveaway
Aug 12 – @twilight_reader – books spotlight
Aug 13 – Westveil Publishing – books spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 13 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – books spotlight
Aug 16 – ajbookreads – books spotlight / author interview
Aug 17 – Kam’s Place – books spotlight
Aug 18 – Celticlady’s Reviews – books spotlight / giveaway
Aug 19 – Gina Rae Mitchell – books spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Aug 20 – StoreyBook Reviews – books spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 20 – Books for Books – books spotlight
Aug 23 – Jazzy Book Reviews – books spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 24 – Pine Enshrined Reviews – books spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 25 – Sadie’s Spotlight – books spotlight
Aug 26 – Stephanie Jane – books spotlight
Aug 27 – Gold Dust Editing & Book Reviews – books spotlight / author interview / giveaway

 

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