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Monday, September 1, 2014

Tour Kick Off - Life: Discarded by @denaehaggerty #giveaway



Suspense/Thriller
Date Published:September 1, 2014
   
Why would a woman who has it all throw her life away? Morgan has the perfect life. She married the man of her dreams. Daniel is smart, gorgeous and successful. Everything she has always wanted in a husband and the father of her children. But he’s also domineering, overprotective and jealous. Is living with him enough to drive Morgan over the edge? Or does something more treacherous lurk beneath the façade? 




#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?

Yes! Career doesn’t mean I have to monetarily support myself, does it?

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?

About half-way through each book comes a moment when I am convinced the book is NOT going to come together. If I make it past this hump, it gets exciting again when I realize I may just carry it off.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?

I have a great friend that has read all of my books while still in development and really helped me to fine-tune the details.

#4 – What is next for your writing?

A lot of friends have pushed me to write a funny, chick lit novel as my blog articles are usually witty. I resisted their advice but then I came up with an idea and we’re off!

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?

YES! My addiction to reading is actually much, much worse than my writing addiction. I’m currently reading a lawyer suspense novel from another indie author that asked me to review the book (Moscow Bound).

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet:

Why would a woman that has it all throw it all away by running away and destroying everything in her path?

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3? iPod

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? French Fries

#4 – Comedy or Drama? Comedy

#5 – iPhone or Droid? iPhone

#6 – Fantasy or Reality? Reality

#7 – Call or Text? Text

#8 – Summer or Winter? Summer

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate? Coffee


#10 – eBook or Paperback? eBook




D.E. Haggerty was born and raised in Wisconsin but thinks she’s a European. After spending her senior year of high school in Germany, she developed a bad case of wanderlust that is yet to be cured. After high school she returned to the U.S. to go to college ending up with a Bachelor’s degree in History at the tender age of 20 while still managing to spend time bouncing back and forth to Europe during her vacations. Unable to find a job after college and still suffering from wanderlust, she joined the U.S. Army as a Military Policewoman for 5 years. While stationed in Heidelberg, Germany, she met her future husband, a flying Dutchman. After being given her freedom from the Army, she went off to law school. She finished law school and moved to the Netherlands with her husband and became a commercial lawyer for more than a decade. During a six month break from the lawyering world, she wrote her first book, Unforeseen Consequences. Although she finished the book, she went back to the law until she could no longer take it and upped stakes and moved to Germany to start a B&B. Three years after starting the B&B, she got the itch and decided to pull the manuscript for Unforeseen Consequences out of the attic and get it published as an e-book. Deciding that she may have indeed finally found what she wanted to do with her life, she went on to write Buried Appearances. After moving to Istanbul, she started on Life: Discarded , her third book. Between tennis, running, traveling, singing off tune and reading books like they are going out of style, she writes articles for a local expat magazine and various websites, reviews other indie authors’ books, writes a blog about whatever comes to mind and is working on her fourth book.

Twitter: @denaehaggerty





September 2 - Bunny's Reviews - Excerpt
September 3 - My Reading Addiction - Interview
September 4 - Book Junkie Mom - Review
September 5 - A Life Through Books - Interview
September 8 - Book Lover 2.0 - Excerpt
September 9 - The Indie Express - Review
September 10 - Texas Book Nook - Guest Post
September 11 - Words, Words, Words - Excerpt
September 12 - Avid Book Collector - Excerpt
September 15 - Steamy Side - Guest Post
September 17 - Mythical Books - Guest Post
September 18 - What is that Book About - Guest Post
September 19 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews - Review
September 23 - Cajun Book Lover - Excerpt
September 25 - Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews - Excerpt
September 26 - StarAngels Reviews - Review
September 29 - The World As I See It - Review
September 30 - Lilac Reviews - Guest Post

October 2 - Chosen By You Book Club - Excerpt
October 3 - Dalene's Book Reviews - Review
October 6 - Miss Ivy's Book Nook - Review
October 7 - Sue's Reveals and Promotions - Review


October 8 - RABT Reviews - Wrap Up




Tour Kick Off - Searching For Grace by @JuliannRich1 #giveaway


Sequel to Caught in the Crossfire

Young Adult GLBTQ
Date Published: 9/16/2014

First it’s a rumor. Then it’s a fact. And then it’s on.

Camp is over and Jonathan Cooper returns home. To life with his mother whose silence is worse than anything she could say…to his varsity soccer teammates at East Bay Christian Academy…to the growing rumors about what he did with a boy last summer at bible camp.

All the important lines blur. Between truth and lies. Between friends and enemies. Between reality and illusion.

Just when Jonathan feels the most alone, help arrives from the unlikeliest of sources: Frances “Sketch” Mallory, the weird girl from his art class, and her equally eccentric friend, Mason. For a short while, thanks to Sketch and Mason, life is almost survivable. Then Ian McGuire comes to town on the night of the homecoming dance and tensions explode. Fists fly, blood flows, and Jonathan—powerless to stop it—does the only thing he believes might save them all: he prays for God’s grace.






Minnesota writer Juliann Rich spent her childhood in search of the perfect climbing tree. The taller the better! Perched on a branch ten to thirty feet off the ground and surrounded by leaves, caterpillars, birds and squirrels was a good place for a young girl to find herself. Seeking truth in nature and finding a unique point of view remain crucial elements in her life as well as her writing.
Juliann is a PFLAG mom who can be found walking Pride parades with her son. She is also the daughter of evangelical Christian parents. As such she has been caught in the crossfire of the most heated topic to challenge our society and our churches today. She is committed to writing stories that shed light on the conflicts that arise when sexual orientation, spirituality, family dynamics and peer relationships collide.
Juliann recently won the Emerging Writer Award at The Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans.
Juliann lives with her husband and their two chronically disobedient dachshunds in the beautiful Minnesota River Valley.




September 2 - Dee's Book Blog
September 3 - Book Junky Girls
September 4 - Word to Dreams
September 5 - Texas Book Nook
September 7 - Books Direct
September 9 - A Life Through Books
September 10 - V' Reads
September 11 - My Reading Addiction
September 12 -RABT Reviews - Wrap Up




Release Blitz: Life: Discarded by @denaehaggerty #excerpt & #giveaway



Life: Discarded by Dena Haggerty
Suspense/Thriller
Date Published: September 1, 2014

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Why would a woman who has it all throw her life away? Morgan has the perfect life. She married the man of her dreams. Daniel is smart, gorgeous and successful. Everything she has always wanted in a husband and the father of her children. But he’s also domineering, overprotective and jealous. Is living with him enough to drive Morgan over the edge? Or does something more treacherous lurk beneath the façade?




EXCERPT

Prologue

Shaking hands steer the car to the nearest full service gas station. Only one or two gas stations in town still offer full service, but she had done her homework and knew this one did. Not only did full service guarantee that someone else would be pumping her gas, but its expense meant that there’s never a wait. Maneuvering the car to the furthest full service pump, she waits, hands clutching the steering wheel, for the attendant.

After what feels like an eternity to her fevered brain, the attendant finally notices her and saunters over to her car. Her eyes follow him, silently urging him to quicken his pace. Come on, come on. “Fill it up,” she squeaks at him when he finally reaches her car. She grabs her over-large purse and jumps out of the car, nearly tripping in her haste. Looking back, she whispers “I’m sorry” to the oblivious attendant before continuing around the building.

When she reaches the rear of the building, she frantically scans the area. Finally she spots the large garbage container, not in its usual spot. She jogs to it and squats behind it; shrinking into herself and covering her ears. Just in time. A loud bang shakes the earth below her feet. Looking up, she sees flames shooting into the sky.

Time to get out of here. She stands on shaky legs, taking a moment to calm her erratic breath before walking in the opposite direction – refusing to look back.




About the Author


D.E. Haggerty was born and raised in Wisconsin but thinks she’s a European. After spending her senior year of high school in Germany, she developed a bad case of wanderlust that is yet to be cured. After high school she returned to the U.S. to go to college ending up with a Bachelor’s degree in History at the tender age of 20 while still managing to spend time bouncing back and forth to Europe during her vacations. Unable to find a job after college and still suffering from wanderlust, she joined the U.S. Army as a Military Policewoman for 5 years. While stationed in Heidelberg, Germany, she met her future husband, a flying Dutchman. After being given her freedom from the Army, she went off to law school. She finished law school and moved to the Netherlands with her husband and became a commercial lawyer for more than a decade. During a six month break from the lawyering world, she wrote her first book, Unforeseen Consequences. Although she finished the book, she went back to the law until she could no longer take it and upped stakes and moved to Germany to start a B&B. Three years after starting the B&B, she got the itch and decided to pull the manuscript for Unforeseen Consequences out of the attic and get it published as an e-book. Deciding that she may have indeed finally found what she wanted to do with her life, she went on to write Buried Appearances. After moving to Istanbul, she started on Life: Discarded , her third book. Between tennis, running, traveling, singing off tune and reading books like they are going out of style, she writes articles for a local expat magazine and various websites, reviews other indie authors’ books, writes a blog about whatever comes to mind and is working on her fourth book.

Author Links

Twitter: @denaehaggerty




Buy Link 


Giveaway 
$25 Amazon Gift Card






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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Tour Kick Off - Origin by Emilia I. Rutigliano



Contemporary / Women's Fiction
Date Published:February 14, 2014
   
Alexandra Kamin is everywoman. At 42, she has a loving family, terrific children, a great career with a superlative income, a gorgeous face with a terrific figure, and a loving boyfriend. Most impressive is that she is in complete control of every ambit of her life.

Where do you go when you are at the top?

ORIGIN takes you back to the beginning… the beginning of Alexandra’s life in America, the beginning of the truest of love affairs, and the beginning of an entrepreneurial life. Through a series of flashbacks and conversations, Alexandra explains every nuance that made this beautiful family a dynasty that you want to root for.


Schooling, work, child rearing, and family affairs are all under Alexandra’s Order are all accounted for as the years go by.  GNO, love affairs and the truest of loyalties are best second time around.




#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
Absolutely!  Just not for me.  I don’t see it as a career for me.  I see Writing as a means of telling a story, and I have always loved telling stories.  I’m privileged enough to be able to do it, and grateful that there are people who enjoy hearing the stories I tell. 

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
Actually sitting down and Writing.  The stories are all there in my head, and it is just a matter of physically getting them onto the Word Document.  My kids make fun of my writing in that I’ll usually sit down someplace arbitrary and type without looking at the screen and carrying on a side conversation.  There is no control of the story in my head.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
Because everything I write is based on the REAL world around me… everyone and everything inspired me.  Although the characters are fictional, they are absolutely based on real people.  Those “similarities” are entirely intended (and permission was sought and granted from each of the INCREDIBLE characters in my life).  When I get stuck with a location or a situation, I make demands from the universe, and am kindly whisked away by incredible friends to wherever I need to go for inspirations (like GNO at bars and weekend trips to London). 

#4 – What is next for your writing?
There are FOUR books in the ORDER series.  I’ve written two, and am working on the third, ORIENT.  Because it takes place in the ORIENT, my husband is taking the family there for the month so that I can experience it.  The fourth book is ORACLE… can’t wait to see where he takes us then…

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
I do have an addiction to reading.  I am an admitted bibliophile, too.  But it is always about the story with me; the deeper, the better.  I am following the Blogs’ recommendations in the Women’s Contemporary section.  I also like the Business, Marketing and Inspirational sections.  In fact, I prefer them all being blended into one.  I LIKE my heroines to be able to bake a soufflé, treat the kids for lice infestation, deep-throat and swallow, change a tire, manage her own portfolio and invests in designer shoes for comfort.  There I said it!

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet:
Smart women, great men, family, wealth, GNO and kink… it’s better the second time around

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3?
I’m an Apple Girl.  iPhone with personalized ringtones, and many distinct playlists.

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?
Why Choose?  My favorite flavor is called Cherry Mania.  I discovered it in Slovenia:  It’s Vanilla Ice cream with black Cherries and pieces of Dark Chocolate Wafers.  Yeah…. Ahm, what was the question again?

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?
Crispy French fries… with truffles and pecorino Cheese.

#4 – Comedy or Drama?
Comedy.  DEFINITELY.  Just not the slapstick.  If you don’t see the humor and irony in every situation, you’re missing the Drama.  It’s all comedy to me!

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?
Danielle Steel.  I’ll give you that Sparks is a “better” writer… but Steel’s stories are incredible.  She has the absolute ability to create the world and the characters.  See… stories over writing.

#6 – Fantasy or Reality?
Reality.  I find Life has every element of every world ever created… with just as many fantastic characters, places and situation as any ‘made up’ world.  I’m blessed to be able to see situations (everyday) that make Soap Operas and Talk Show “titles” seem like child’s play.

#7 – Call or Text?
Text, actually.  Calls are too restrictive.  You need to contemplate purpose of the call, state it succinctly, receive a response and then conclude the call.  Texting… on the other hand… is not time restrictive.  Most people actually think before forming a question or responding.  I love it.

#8 – Public School or Home School?
Where do I begin.  I’m not a fan of Public Schooling, for several reasons.  I hate that the curricula is chosen for a mass populace, and doesn’t take a student’s learning into account.  It’s also based on an outdated system that is no longer in place.  Home Schooling is appropriate in some situations… but not in a majority.   Group education has a social component that is necessary.  Humans need to relate to other humans.  But either way, they shouldn’t be mutually exclusive.  Home Schooling should continue after Public Schooling is done for the Day.

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate
Coffee.  Real, un-fortified, Organic, Black, properly pressed, aromatic coffee.  The kind that you could smell from a room a way, that you can taste with each sip (not gulp), that wakes you up after half a cup and that you could remember for an hour or two after you’re done.  (Therefore, this precludes the stuff that we pour into Venti or Trenti cups with fake cream and fake sugar.)  Apparently I feel strongly about this… LOL.

#10 – eBook or Paperback?
 (Wow, this is tough.  You’re talking to a girl who saved for two years to purchase Dr. Johnson’s Dictionary – Original).  eBooks.  It’s a matter of time and the world we live in.  eBooks are just more convenient.  They are more accessible and they are pleasurable.  You can refer to them and copy and paste, if need be.  There is nothing offered by a paperback, that an eBook doesn’t deliver.  I would get a “book” for sentimental purposes, or to keep on a nightstand for inspiration or decor.  I have several “Coffee Table” type books on my nightstand.  But for actually “reading” – eBook.  



Emilia I. Rutigliano is an attorney who writes about people that she finds interesting.  Although her books are fiction, she weaves in a lot of the events of her own life, practice and travels.  She lives in New York City with her husband and three precocious teenagers (who occasionally acknowledge her existence when the internet is malfunctioning). 
ALEXANDRA’S ORDER is Emilia’s second book series, and is geared toward readers who enjoy a full story about multi-dimensional characters.  Because ORDER takes place in many locations with many different cultures, Emilia doesn’t write it unless she visits each location and meets the people who speak, think and act the same way as the characters in the book.  It’s a tough life, but she perseveres…




September 1 - Deal Sharing Aunt - Interview
September 2 - What is That Book About - Excerpt
September 3 - XOXO Book Blog - Excerpt
September 4 - The Indie Express - Review
September 5 - Book Suburbia - Excerpt
September 6 - Novel Notions - Excerpt
September 7 - Simplistic Reviews - Excerpt
September 8 - Book Lover 2.0 - Excerpt
September 9 - A Life Through Books - Review
September 10 - Bunny's Reviews - Excerpt
September 11 - Sapphyria's Book Reviews - Excerpt
September 12 - Life's Unfiltered Ramblings - Excerpt
September 14 - Cruising Susan Reviews - Review
September 16 - Books Direct - Excerpt
September 17 - Mythical Books - Interview
September 18 - Texas Book Nook - Review
September 22 - My Reading Addiction - Review
September 23 - Sue's Reveals and Promotions - Excerpt
September 25 - Twin Opinions - Excerpt
September 26 - Steamy Side - Review
September 28 - Book Publicity Service - Interview
October 1 - Eskimo Princess - Excerpt
October 7 - Cici's Theories - Review
October 10 - Sweet and Spicy Books - Excerpt
October 14 - Books A to Z - Excerpt
October 17 - D'eBook Sharing Reviews - Review
October 18 - Dalene's Book Reviews - Review
October 19 - RABT Reviews - Wrap Up



Tour Kick Off - Backstrokes by @4DylanMadrid #giveaway



Gay / Contemporary Romance
Date Published: June 15, 2014
   
After almost being expelled from a prestigious Chicago music conservatory for a prank gone wrong, twenty-two-year-old pianist Crawford Paul returns home to Northern California for what he predicts will be another boring summer. Concerned his scholarship is now at risk, Crawford accepts the only job he can find: accompanying a glamorous seven-year-old named Isabella to a community swimming pool for lessons. There, Crawford is befriended by a nanny named Nina, an aspiring fashion designer who finds it difficult to hide her disdain for children.


When Crawford meets Armando Leon, a lifeguard and Isabella's swimming instructor, he accepts Armando's offer to help him overcome his fear of water by way of private swimming lessons. As friendship turns into a summer affair, their lust for one another turns to love. When Crawford receives a chance of a lifetime audition, he is torn between returning to Chicago or staying in California to start a new life with Armando. As the end of the summer inches closer, Crawford and Armando fear they will be separated forever.







Dylan Madrid is the bestselling author of the gay romance and suspense novels Mind FieldsLove in the ShadowsBackstrokes, and Star Dust Lullaby. A California native, Dylan grew up in the Bay Area. He opted to backpack through seven countries before heading to college and spent a year living in Europe, primarily on the Greek island of Ios. When he's not dreaming about living on the Italian Riviera or running away to Belgium, Dylan teaches college courses in writing and the arts.
Twitter: @4DylanMadrid
Instagram: @AuthorDylanMadrid





August 31 - Erotic For All- Excerpt
September 1 - Bunny's Reviews - Guest Post
September 2 - Zipper Rippers - Excerpt
September 3 - What's On the Bookshelf? - Review
September 4 - Twin Opinions - Guest Post
September 5 - V's Reads - Review
September 9 - The Butterfly Reads - Review
September 10 - D'eBook Sharing Book Reviews - Guest Post
September 11 - Book Publicity Services - Interview
September 12 - Smile, Somebody Loves You - Excerpt
September 15 - The Lindsay Show - Interview
September 16 - Dee's Book Blog - Review
September 19 - Booklover 2.0 - Excerpt
September 20 - Books are Love - Review
September 21 - Books Direct - Excerpt
September 22 - Books A to Z - Review
September 23 - Sue's Reveals and Promotions - Review
September 24 - Leanne's Book Reviews - Review


September 26 - RABT Reviews - Wrap Up