Friday, June 9, 2023

Tour Kick Off: She's Bearing All Fruit by LaDwina Flegeance #blogtour #nowontour #nonfiction #christian #biography #rabtbooktours @MrsFlegeance



 

One Housewife's Journey to Find an Abundant Life Through Love, Self-Empowerment, and Faith

 

Nonfiction/Biography/Christian Faith

Date Published: April 18, 2023

Publisher: Elite Online Publishing


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If you don’t like the harvest you are reaping, check the seeds you are sowing.

 

Harvest season is HERE for you to enjoy a fruitful life. Don’t deprive yourself of living the purposeful life God has called for you. To walk out of the land of drought into the land of fruitfulness, you must be willing to dig deep within to find that seed of possibility and turn it into a reality.

Join author LaDwina Flegeance on her courageous walk of faith from being a stay-at-home housewife to becoming an educator, a small business owner, and an advocate for women’s success. Inspired by many empowerment stories led by different women of the Bible, She’s Bearing All Fruits is a book about the self-awareness journey to discover the life you were meant to live. It will initiate reflections on life decisions and career paths and help you create a road map for your journey and how your life impacts others around you. You will become a seed sower that will produce a life of fruitfulness that will be passed down to the next generation.

LaDwina’s journey has opened doors for many women in her community to conquer greatness, and now she is ready to share it with the rest of the world. She’s Bearing All Fruits is essential to living a fruitful life of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.


 

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LaDwina Flegeance is an Educator and Entrepreneur who has served in her community for the past two decades. She received her Master's in Educational Leadership at Lamar University & Bachelor of Science from McNeese State University and attended Dallas Theological Seminary. She is deeply invested in her church’s community, facilitating several outreach programs, and having served in children’s ministry for several years. LaDwina is a huge advocate for public education and has served on numerous committees within her school districts.

LaDwina is the CEO of the Flegeance Insurance Agency, an agency that educates and advises its clients on the wealth of their securities. She is also the founder of Fruits of HER Labor, a non-profit organization for women seeking opportunities to create their businesses.

Being an inspiring motivator to others, LaDwina also loves hosting gatherings at her home for family and friends. She enjoys dancing, cooking, and spending quality time on her patio.


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Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Book Blitz: Slashtag by Jon Cohn #promo #horror #rabtbooktours @JonCohnAuthor

 

Horror

Date Published: 4/26/23

Publisher: Deadbolt Books


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Welcome to Slashtag, the most immersive horror reality competition series in history! Tag along as seven of America's favorite celebrities step into the infamous Propitius Hotel, home to one of the most prolific serial killers in history - Arthur Wilson.

Arthur built and operated the Propitius Hotel from 1905 until 1928 when dozens of bodies were found in his hotel, along with countless hidden torture rooms throughout the hotel. Arthur disappeared, seemingly never to be caught. He then returned - nearly 40 years later - under the guise of a priest leading a congregation of 100 people back to his hotel, where he once again committed mass murder.

Enter Tawny Howlett - a top-tier lifestyle influencer who is in the midst of the crappiest week of her life. Her brand new health drink turned out to be tainted, and now thousands of her followers want nothing more than to see her social media empire crumble. In order to rehabilitate her image, she's agreed to take part in "Slashtag: The Ultimate Horror Experience".

At first it's all fun and games, until the team of seven celebs discover that the ghost is very real, and out for blood. In order to survive the three-day live-streamed event, Tawny and her fellow contestants must band together to try and send the spirit of Arthur Wilson straight to hell.

"I suddenly wish that I were just crazy. A hallucination would mean my brain is broken, which is something I’ve spent my entire adult life attempting to accept. If we’re both seeing this, it means the world is broken in a way my brain is not prepared to confront."

While Tawny has her hands full trying to survive a weekend at the Propitius Hotel, it's up to her younger sister April to work from the outside to try and find a way to save her sister, and uncover the dark truth behind the TV network that continues to air the deaths of some of America's top talent.

Together these seven doomed souls must solve the puzzles hidden within the hotel in order to vanquish the spirit of Arthur Wilson.


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JON COHN IS A WRITER and professional board game designer based out of San Diego, California. You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter @joncohnauthor.

He would also love to give you free stuff like stories, audiobooks, and games by signing up for his mailing list at www.joncohnauthor.com.

 

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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Release Blitz: A Plague of Mercies by Adam Pelzman #promo #releaseday #giveaway #fiction #literary #novelinverse #rabtbooktours

 

Literary Fiction, Novel in Verse

Date Published: June 7th, 2023

Publisher: Jackson Heights Press


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A lethal plague sweeps the globe. Millions have died. Survivors are confined to their homes.

 

Gabriel passes his time in a small New York apartment on the city's Upper West Side. During the plodding solitude of the lockdown, he observes several strangers in their nearby apartments. As he watches them struggle to survive a world at risk of extinction, he wonders about their lives—where they're from, what they value, how they're coping with a deadly contagion. All alone, he develops a vague yet important connection to these people, an affection for those who are struggling to survive isolation, fear and looming death.

Told in powerful, spellbinding free verse, Gabriel's observations grow deeper and more elaborate as the endless days pass. But when he and a woman from across the street begin to watch each other from afar, his imagination begins to collide with the bleak reality of the times.


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"... a captivatingly unconventional love story ... brilliantly observant poetry that captures a dark moment in our recent history." —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

 

Praise for Adam Pelzman's The Boy and the Lake

"Pelzman excels at creating an intensely atmospheric setting and revealing how it shapes his characters' identities and worldviews … The narrative is full of rich, descriptive language … a well-developed vintage setting and classic but thought-provoking coming-of-age theme." —Kirkus Reviews

 

Runner up for 2021 Selfies Book Awards U.S.

 

Praise for Adam Pelzman's Troika (A Cuban Russian American Love Story)

"Riveting drama and sensuous prose make for an unforgettable love story … [a] beautifully rendered debut." —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

"Pelzman's talent and vision are formidable …" —Publishers Weekly

"… transcendent, magnetic, intoxicating …" —Bookreporter


About the Author

Adam Pelzman was born in Seattle, raised in northern New Jersey, and has spent most of his life in New York City. He studied Russian literature at the University of Pennsylvania and went to law school at UCLA. His first novel, Troika, was published by Penguin (Amy Einhorn Books) and later republished by Jackson Heights Press as A Cuban Russian American Love Story. He is also the author of The Papaya King (which Kirkus Reviews described as "entrancing" and "deeply memorable") and The Boy and the Lake (which is set in New Jersey during the late 1960s). His newest novel, A Plague of Mercies, is available for pre-order now.

 

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The McLaren Mysteries


British mystery

Date Published: Sept 19, 2022


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Former police detective Michael McLaren arrives in Scotland, ready to immerse himself in the fun of the Highland Games and to enjoy a holiday with Melanie. But the old saying of plans oft going awry rears its ugly head: Simon Shaw, a member of McLaren's folk group, dies. Murdered a year to the day following his uncle's death.

McLaren is determined to find out who killed Simon. Needing justice for his friend is only half of his incentive. He also needs to appease his guilt for suggesting the group sing there in the first place.

As McLaren becomes immersed in the investigation, he wonders if the two deaths are linked, or have to do with the family or their clan. Perhaps Simon's former wife killed him, bent on revenge more powerful than mere divorce. Or was the killing tied to an old hunt for diamonds? After all, diamonds aren't only a girl's best friend. Sometimes they birth greed and murder. And entrap the innocent.

 


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Jo A. Hiestand grew up on regular doses of music, books, and Girl Scout camping. She gravitated toward writing in her post-high school years and finally did something sensible about it, graduating from Webster University with a BA degree in English and departmental honors. She writes a British mystery series (the McLaren Mysteries)—of which three books have garnered the prestigious N.N. Light’s Book Heaven ‘Best Mystery Novel’ three years straight. She also writes a Missouri-based cozy mystery series (The Cookies & Kilts Mysteries, of which "A Trifling Murder" is the second book) that is grounded in places associated with her camping haunts. The camping is a thing of the past, for the most part, but the music stayed with her in the form of playing guitar and harpsichord, and singing in a folk group. Jo carves jack o’ lanterns badly and sings loudly. She loves barbecue sauce and ice cream (separately, not together), kilts (especially if men wear them), clouds and stormy skies, and the music of G.F. Handel. You can usually find her pulling mystery plots out of scenery—whether from photographs or the real thing.

 

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Monday, June 5, 2023

Release Blitz: Dark Waters by Nick Haskins #promo #releaseday #newbooks #africanamericanbooks #urbanfiction #fiction #rabtbooktours @iamnickhaskins



African American Urban Fiction

Date Published: 06-06-2023

Publisher: Kcin Entertainment Group


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The Waters’ are a strong, prominent black family in Philadelphia with access to the good life. Money, power, and lack of respect flow through the tight-knit family as destruction threatens to rock the foundation they are all trying to keep together.

Judge Waters and his wife, Lillian, work overtime to save their marriage, but when hatred and bitterness take over, all bets are off. Once the fighting starts, their children Keenan Jr., Naomi, and Saint go off into the world, wearing their parent’s drama as a coat of arms. They then lie, cheat, and steal, causing havoc in the lives they come across, just like their mother and father taught them to do.

Ultimately, damaging secrets and decade-old lies will all come crashing down around them. When death comes knocking, The Waters Family and their shattered fate hang in the balance, wondering what’s coming next . . .


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Nick Haskins is the author of My Husband’s Wife, Betrayed, She’s Obsessed, and his new book series, Dark Waters, dropping this summer. Nick was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, where he currently resides. After years of aspiring to become a professional screenwriter, he began to shape his creative dreams and released his first African American fiction book, On the Edge of Heat, in 2011. In addition, Nick has been actively working on his first feature film and developing a new streaming series.

Readers can visit Nick’s website at www.nickhaskinsbooks.com, email him at nickhaskinsbooks@gmail.com, or follow him on social media @iamnickhaskins


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Kassidy Simmons, Book 3

 

Urban Fantasy

Date Published: June 6, 2023

Publisher: Acorn Publishing


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Born to a family of witches, Traci Leeds has always been connected to magic. A direct descendant of the goddess of witchcraft, she was destined to succeed her mother as leader of her coven. Her powers were dormant until trauma resulting from being kidnapped activated her abilities. Dissatisfied with their development Traci tapped into magic forbidden by those in her line.   Kassidy Simmons, the Death God, continues her quest to return lost souls to their proper place in the afterlife. She and her Reapers are charged with maintaining harmony between life and death, but a recent decision to resurrect a soul has shifted that balance. A rising blood moon and supernatural occurrences involving witchcraft send Kassidy on a journey to the steps of the Underworld where she learns of the darkness surrounding Traci’s decision to tap into forbidden magic..   With an ancient prophecy looming and nightmarish visions of the apocalypse haunting her waking mind, Kassidy must rise up and withstand the fury of a Titan to save all she holds dear.


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Dennis K. Crosby is the award-winning author of the Amazon bestselling urban fantasies, Death’s Legacy and Death’s Debt. With a degree in criminal justice, he spent six years working as a private investigator. His love of learning about people led him to pursue a master’s degree in forensic psychology. A staunch advocate of mental health reform, he has worked in social service for over a decade, promoting social justice and efforts to combat homelessness.Dennis completed an MFA program at National University, and since the release of his first novel, he has served as a speaker at the Southern California Writers’ Conference and as a panelist at Comic-Con and the Fox Cities Book Festival. He’s been a guest on a number of podcasts and has published seven short stories in various anthologies. Death’s Despair is book three in the Kassidy Simmons series. A self-proclaimed geek, the bourbon-loving Chicago Cubs fan and deep-dish pizza connoisseur lives and writes in San Diego, CA.


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(Iron Tzars MC)


Contemporary Romance, Suspense, Motorcycle Club, Age Gap

Date Published: June 9, 2023

 

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Blossom -- My life is about as complicated as it can get. To fulfill his political aspirations, my stepfather has decided to sell me to a man who can take him to the governor’s seat. He’s always been abusive, demanding I be perfect in public, silent in private, and obey him in all things. After we moved to Evansville, Indiana, I spent months trying to find the perfect protector, looking for the biggest, bravest, meanest man I could find. Then I meet Walker from the motorcycle club, Iron Tzars. He’s everything I need, everything I want, and nothing I can handle. But he’s the one. And I’m determined for him to make me his.

Walker -- I’m emotionally unavailable, a mean bastard on the best of days. Serving my country as a Dog Handler for the Army, finding explosives meant to kill my fellow soldiers and innocent people, left me with emotional scars I never thought I’d get over. I lost my fiancĂ©e, my partner, and my ability to empathize with anything. Hell, I even refused to name the dog that took up with me and refused to leave, simply calling her Dog. Then this lost little waif worms her way into a compound full of hardasses who never allow outsiders. Of all the men in this club, the little fool sets her sights on me. Time to set her straight. Only, I might have gone too far. If Blossom doesn’t survive this, it’s on me. And I might have accidentally fallen for her.

 

WARNING: Graphic violence, adult situations, and references to human trafficking and domestic abuse that may be triggers for some readers. Features a grumpy hero and a feisty heroine. Eventual happy ending and NO cheating, as always.

 

 

 

 

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Walker

Downing the shot of Jack I’d just poured for myself, I did my best to ignore the feminine laughter coming from the other side of the clubhouse common room. Blossom Evergreen was a fucking trial to the most patient of men and a pain in my fucking ass. She was always there. Always right in my line of sight or upwind of me so I had to smell that clean, fresh scent that always clung to her. Reminded me of spring flowers or some fucking shit.

A crash followed by a startled yelp had me pouring another drink. The woman was also the biggest klutz known to man.

“Sorry!” The lyrical sound of Blossom’s voice shot through me and went straight to my cock. Even knowing she’d likely plowed over some club girl.

“Watch where you’re goin’, bitch!”

“I’m so sorry, Star! I’ll clean it up.”

“Damned straight you will!”

“Cut it out, Star!” Another club girl came to Blossom’s aid. I knew better than to look. If I did, I’d be obliged to step in, and if I did, every fucking club girl East of the Mississippi would be all the fuck over me. Any hint of interest in a woman by any of the brothers brought them in droves. They were very territorial of the unattached men in the club.

“It’s all right, Didi. I was at fault. I’ll clean it up.” Blossom’s voice was subdued now. Almost subservient.

“You cut it out too, Blossom! She plowed around the corner right into you! This ain’t your fault.”

“If she hadn’t been making a nuisance of herself, tripping all over herself and everyone else to try and get close to Walker for two fuckin’ months, the club’d be a better fuckin’ place!”

“You don’t like it here, say the word, Star.” Atlas, the sergeant at arms for the club, said. “I’ll be happy to take you out.” He didn’t even stop as he passed. Just laid down his edict and kept going. There was no doubt he’d follow through. And the follow-through meant the woman wouldn’t be leaving. No one left Iron Tzars. Member, old lady, prospect, or club whore. They all knew it and respected it. Which was good. Last thing I wanted to do was to have to come to Blossom’s defense and encourage the girl further. Because Star was right. Blossom was making a nuisance of herself.

“Don’t listen to her,” Didi encouraged. “Come with me. I’ll take you to the old ladies.”

“You don’t have to do that. I don’t want anyone giving you grief, Didi.”

Didi laughed. And no. Her laugh didn’t affect me the way fucking Blossom’s did. And who named their kid Blossom Evergreen anyway? The woman was a walking menace, and for some stupid reason my dick had zeroed in on her and was growing increasingly demanding.

“Don’t worry about her. She’ll fall in line just like everyone else. The patched members run a tight ship. You don’t get in here unless you know the score.”

Except, I didn’t think Blossom did know the score. She wasn’t a club girl, or an old lady. She was the friend of all the old ladies. Which made her someone we protected since it would upset the women if something happened to their friend. It also made it difficult for everyone to figure out exactly what her position in our midst was. No one knew quite what to do with her.

I knew what I wanted to do with her. It involved spanking her ass, then fucking it. Neither of which was the best idea, or one I welcomed. I hated being around people, and Blossom Evergreen wasn’t the type of woman to have a casual hook-up. She hadn’t made a move on any of the brothers. Hadn’t made a move on me, though it was painfully obvious she wanted to. Given the fact any woman I fucked had to be able to hold her own, including taking what she needed instead of pussyfooting around, Blossom was definitely not a woman I wanted to get mixed up with.

Didi looped her arm through Blossom’s and walked her over to three of the women in the club who’d been claimed by members of Iron Tzars. “Stay away from Star,” Didi said as they approached the table. “She won’t do anything while you’re near the guys, but she’ll chew you up and spit you out if she catches you by yourself.”

“Who will chew her up?” Winter raised an eyebrow while her sister, Serelda, leaned forward, her attention on the club girl.

“Star. Most of the club whores, really.” Didi smiled, but gave the old ladies a solemn look. “She staying with anyone?”

Iris shook her head. “No. But she’s with us. You tell the girls she’s off-limits.” The president’s woman was growing into her role. She didn’t often give orders, but when she did, she expected them to be obeyed. I had to admire her for that. All of them, really. They never backed down from anyone. Not anymore. Bellarose hadn’t been with Atlas that long, but given she was the daughter of Alexi Petrov, no one was worried she’d have problems holding her own. Alexi being a one-third owner of Argent Tech and the acknowledged leader of the Shadow Demons. No. Bellarose would probably think club girls beneath her. If she chose to put one in her place, she’d do it hard. Winter and Serelda were especially aggressive. I didn’t know their stories, but I could tell by the scars on each woman they hadn’t had it easy. They also didn’t bow down to anyone, especially a club whore.

Didi grinned. “Happy to. I happen to think the world of Blossom, and she’s too sweet to tell them where to get off.”

 

About the Author

Erotic romance author by night, emergency room tech/clerk by day, Marteeka Karland works really hard to drive everyone in her life completely and totally nuts. She has been creating stories from her warped imagination since she was in the third grade. Her love of writing blossomed throughout her teenage years until it developed into the totally unorthodox and irreverent style her English teachers tried so hard to rid her of.


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