Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - Rapture by Phillip W. Simpson

Ya Dystopian
Date Published: 12/1/2011

The Rapture has occurred - the end of the world. The faithful have risen up to Heaven.
Those left behind are in a living hell. Armed only with his swords and his wit, a teenage boy
wanders this post-apocalyptic world alone, separated forever from everyone he loves. Cursed
by his demonic heritage, he must now embark on a quest that will take him across the US to
the City of Angels.

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Rapture (kindle version)

Tribulation (kindle version)

Reading Addiction Blog Tours MEET and GREET

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?

Oh yes. I'm a full time elementary teacher but I also consider myself a full-time writer as

well. I write weekends and holidays. I also do a lot of writing for the education sector. I'd
love to be able to write full-time but being a teacher does help with ideas and creativity.

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

The discipline of sitting down in the weekends and holidays and actually writing -

particularly when the sun is shining and my wife and son have gone to the beach. I
missed most of last summer. It's too hard to write outside - too many distractions and just
a bit too bright. Actually setting a target of 4k per day and sticking to it. Sometimes you'll
reach 2k and think 'I'm tapped out. I should stop.' Unfortunately, it doesn't work like that.
You have to keep going.

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

Your Family?

I've got loads of supportive friends so it's very difficult to single anyone out in particular.

Probably Jill Marshall - the original publisher of the first two books in the Rapture

#4 – What is next for your writing?

Over the last two years, I've written 3 novels, 2 education textbooks as well as several

articles, short stories and shorter chapter books. Feeling a little exhausted. I've got lots of
ideas but I might take it easy this year. I have Apocalypse - the final book in the Rapture
trilogy - to release. I've also got some education books to write so I'll probably finish my
next YA novel in 2014.

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


Most definitely. Have always been a passionate reader. My favorite thing to do is to read

whilst listening to rain on a tin roof, tucked up in bed. At the moment, I'm reading the
Lord of the Rings for the 10th time. Just finished reading the Hobbit again after seeing
the movie and it re-kindled my desire to read the all Tolkien's books again.

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet: The Rapture. The end of the world. In these dark

times, a half demon-teenage boy must choose between Heaven and Hell.

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3? iPd

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? vanilla

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? Mashed potatoes

#4 – Comedy or Drama? comedy

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks? Nicholas Sparks

#6 – Fantasy or Reality? fantasy

#7 – Call or Text? text

#8 – Public School or Home School? Public school

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate? coffee

#10 – eBook or Paperback? Paperback

Phillip W. Simpson is an author of mostly children's books - both fiction and non-fiction.

As well as being a writer, he is an elementary school teacher. Career highlights include being in the
army, gaining a Masters in Archaeology, owning a comic shop, becoming obsessed with martial arts
and oriental weapons and turning down a job at the British museum.

His YA novel RAPTURE (the first in the Rapture trilogy) was released Sept 1st, 2011 by Pear Jam
books. RAPTURE is a dystopian/post-apocalyptic story about the end of the world featuring demons,
angels and a half demon protagonist caught in the middle. RAPTURE was shortlisted for the Sir Julius
Vogel award for best Youth novel.

Book 2, TRIBULATION, was released in December, 2012. The final book, APOCALYPSE, will be out
early 2013.

On a personal note, he is married to Rose, has a son (Jack) and two border terriers, Whiskey and
Raffles. He loves fishing, reading, football (soccer) and single malt Whiskeys.


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February 28 - I love Teen Books - Guest Post/PROMO
March 1 - Hooked in a Book - Review/Guest Post
March 2 - Weakling No. 14 Reviews - Review/Interview
March 3 - Lust For Stories - PROMO
March 4 - My Cozie Corner - Review
March 5 - Wintry Words - Interview/PROMO
March 8 - Mom With a Kindle - Interview/PROMO
March 10 - A Dream Within a Dream - Review
March 11 - Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews - Interview/PROMO
March 12 - FUOnlyKnew - Review
March 13 -  The Adventures Within - Review/Guest Post
March 14 - Andi's YA Books - Interview/PROMO
March 15 - Delirious About Books - PROMO
March 16 - Reading With ABC - Review/Guest Post
March 17 - Kindle Obsessed - Guest Post/PROMO
March 18 - Oh! The Books You'll Read - Review
March 19 - A Bibliophile's Thoughts - Guest Post/PROMO
March 20 - Lisa Is a Bookworm - Review/Guest Post
March 21 - Shelfspace Needed - Reveiw
March 22 - Owlnestly Reviews - Review
March 23 - The Avid Reader - Review/Guest Post
March 24 - Framed in Words - Guest Post/PROMO
March 25 - Forever YA - Review/Interview
March 27 - Sweet Southern Home - Review
March 28 - Gothic Angel Book Reviews - Review/Guest Post
March 29 - Read Review Love - Review
March 30 - Books and Their Worldly Realm - Review/Guest Post
March 31 - Fall Into Books - Guest Post/PROMO
March 31 - Moosubi Reviews - Review
April 1 - Paranormal Goddess - Guest Post/PROMO
April 2 - Enchanting Reads - Guest Post/PROMO
April 3 - Pixie Dust Reviews - Review/Interview
April 3 - Bookworm Avenue - PROMO
April 5 - Books, Books, and More Books - Review
April 8 - Gimme The Scoop - PROMO
April 8 - Reader Girls - Review/Interview
April 9 - Lov Liv Life Reviews - Guest Post/PROMO
April 10 - Cherie Reads - Review
April 11 - RABT Reviews - Review
April 12 - Bibliophilia: A Love Story - Review/Interview

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Scheduling: Dead Peasants by Dustin Stevens

Drama- Literary Fiction
Date Published: 2/22/13

Bargain Mart, long a fixture in the Missoula economic structure has fallen on hard times. Things are dire, and if a financial windfall doesn’t arrive soon, their doors will close.

Across town, a woman grieves her recently deceased husband. Sitting alone at her kitchen table trying to put her life back in order, a call arrives asking where his quarter million dollar life insurance policy should be sent. A quarter million dollar life insurance policy she never knew existed.

Answering the phone on the other end of her call for help is Drake Bell, third year law student at the University of Montana. Joined by his partner Ava, and his loyal friends the Zoo Crew, Drake must attempt to make sense of the case Alice presents him.

A case that only grows more complex as people continue to pass in Missoula, all with ties to Bargain Mart, all with large life insurance policies attached to them. Policies known in the corporate world as

Dead Peasants…

Virtual Book Tour April 1 - April 26

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Scheduling: Jagged Little Edges by Lorelie Rozzano

Edgy Addiction Fiction
Date Published: 1/15/13

British Columbia author Lorelie Rozzano has taken her own life experience shackled by the chains of addiction and is turning it into a series of fictional novels that weave first-hand experience into compelling stories. The book takes you on a ten year journey, through the depths of despair, as Lyndsey, a darkly fascinating protagonist, looks for her happily ever after. This story will move and inspire you. It will leave you on the edge of your seat wanting more. The first in the series – Jagged Little Edges is now available.

Virtual Book Tour March 25 - April 19

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Scheduling: Pain and Gain by Marc Schiller

Memoir/True Crime
Date Published: 1/25/13

Pain and Gain – The Untold True Story’ is a gripping memoir that tells the true story behind the Paramount film Pain and Gain. Written by the real Sun Gym Gang victim, Marc Schiller, ‘Pain and Gain – The Untold True Story’ will take readers on an adrenaline rush with a shocking ending.

This is the untold true story of one citizen’s pointless torture and month-long captivity. The story, formerly mistold if not utterly overlooked, has been made into a feature film. Even as a dark comedy, there is little amusement to be found in human suffering. The sick and twisted minds of Mr. Schiller’s captors would be fodder for the Darwin Awards if the results were not so alarmingly inhumane. Physical, mental and emotional torture, as well as sensory deprivation and starvation, the prisoner of war like conditions differed only in the fact that Mr. Schiller was completely alone during his extended stay at the warehouse he refers to as Hotel Hell. An early victim of identity theft in the years following Hurricane Andrew in Miami, Mr. Schiller chronicles his story in tortuous detail. His humiliation, pain and suffering at the hands of these perverted social misfits is a shocking revelation. 
What is it like to be imprisoned in near dungeon-like conditions? All this mayhem on American soil toward the end of the last millennium. 
Greed, lust for power and the desire to inflict pain and misery were the apparent motivating forces behind this gruesome incident. 
Truly a harrowing tale and one that you won’t soon forget.

Virtual Book Tour April 1 - April 26

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Tour Kick Off - At First Touch by Mattie Dunman

Young Adult Paranormal
Date Published: 5/28/12

Liz Hannigan has been on the run since she was twelve years old.
 Her mother is dead. Her father has lost his job. And thanks to an experimental procedure, Liz is now able to ‘download’ the contents of every brain around her with a simple touch. Forced to hide from both the federal government and a darkling group of morally deficient scientists known as the Coalition determined to exploit her abilities, she moves with her father to the bucolic coal town of Pound, West Virginia. 
But the hunt for Liz and her abilities hasn’t ended, and her hopes for peace are shattered when she inadvertently downloads the enigmatic Carey Drake, whose unusual good looks and charm conceal a secret as shocking as her own. Stunned by the knowledge that she has found someone else who has extraordinary abilities, Liz finds herself drawn to Carey, discovering a deep attraction, and dares to hope for the first time she might find love. 
But when an agent of the Coalition begins stalking her, Liz must find a way to work with the government agency she most mistrusts as she strives to build a longed-for normal life and take down the agent who has tracked her down. Caught up in a struggle to save herself and those she loves, the girl who sees all is blind to true danger until it is too late. 

Mattie Dunman is a lifelong resident of "Wild & Wonderful" West Virginia, and has dreamed of being a writer since she first held a pen in hand.
Mattie has pursued several useless degrees to support this dream, and presently enjoys teaching (or tormenting, as the case may be) college students the dying art of public speaking. She spends most of her free time writing, but also indulges in reading and traveling.
She is the proud owner of an adorably insane American Eskimo named Finn, and a tyrant cat named Bella, who take up more of her attention than they probably should.
Mattie is currently working on the second book in the First Touch series, and is ecstatic about her new release, At First Touch.

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February 26 - Cozie Corner - Review
February 27 - The Writing Junkie - Review/Guest Post
February 28 - Taking it One Page at a Time - Review/Guest Post
March 1 - Must Read Faster - Review/Guest Post
March 2 - In This World of Books - Review
March 2 - Tana Rae Reads - Review/Guest Post
March 3 - Books and Needlepoint - Review
March 4 - Getting Your Read On - Review
March 5 - Read, Review, Smile - Review
March 6 - Owlnestly Book Reviews- Review
March 7 - Inside BJ's Head - Review
March 7 - Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books -Review/Guest Post

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - Your Guardian Angel by Skyla Madi

Young Adult
Date Published: 12/4/12

For Ruby Moore life is far more complicated than that of your average teen, for she is in no way average. Ruby is a vampire and her life as a vampire is far from traditional...

It has been one year since her normal life was brutally taken from her. Still adjusting to the shock of the change from mortal to immortal, her world is rocked again and she is taken under the wings of a guardian angel back to Sage Sanctum, a school beyond reach from the vampires that are determined to destroy her.

There, she is freed from her vampire chains and her normal needs and urges return. However, a new urge arises... Lust. A forbidden lust toward her savior, her guardian angel.

Attempting to control these desires is difficult, very difficult and when things couldn't possibly get any worse, her situation becomes life or death as someone, somewhere in the school is aiding those who want her dead.

Skyla Madi was born in the small town of Port Maquarie, New South Wales in 1993. She spent half her life growing up in Wauchope, a thriving rural town at the heart of the Hastings River Valley before making the leap to the busy city of Brisbane.

Whenever this young Australian writer isn’t changing diapers, watching cartoons, cooking for her husband or doing other motherly-wife things she is actively working on her writing and improving her writing skills.

Skyla loves to read just as much as she loves to write and since discovering that YA/paranormal romance/urban fantasy/ are her favourite genres, she has embarked on her own writing journey and is currently working on a YA series titled ‘Your Guardian Angel’.

Twitter: @Skyla_Madi

Reading Addiction Blog Tours MEET and GREET
#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?

Absolutely. I want to write full time forever! But more realistically, when my daughter starts school I want to hold a small retail job and then write in my spare time. That’d be perfect for me—unless of course my writing earns me enough money to just sit and write at home all day!

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

Description!! I find description so hard to do, but I’m working on it and hopefully it shows in the next few books I write.

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

No, not really and that made the whole process that more difficult. Up until the release of Your Guardian Angel I hated the thought of sharing my writing. I was scared and nervous, but now it is easier and a few friends help me out a little bit.

#4 – What is next for your writing?

More books! I plan on writing so many more books—hopefully in every main fiction genre like; fantasy, adventure etc. As well as writing more, I am constantly trying to improve my writing in every sense. Grammar, description, dialogue, plot—everything!

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

I am addicted to reading! I appreciate a book that can take me to a whole new world. I just started reading Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet:

#Yourguardianangel -- Fast paced and action packed. #Checkitout LOL :)

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3?  - MP3

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? - Chocolate

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?French fries

#4 – Comedy or Drama? - Drama

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?Nicholas Sparks

#6 – Fantasy or Reality? - Fantasy

#7 – Call or Text? - Text

#8 – Public School or Home School? Home School

#9 – Coffee or Hot ChocolateHot chocolate

#10 – eBook or Paperback? Paperback, I love the smell of books.

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February 25 - Fall Into Books - Guest Post/PROMO
February 26 - The College Crawl - Review/Guest Post
February 27 - Read Review Love - Review
February 28 - Jen McConnel - Review
February 28 - Books and Swoons - PROMO
March 1 - Weakling No. 14 Reviews - Review/Guest Post
March 2 - The Life and Lies of an Inanimate Object - Guest Post/PROMO
March 3 - A Dream Within a Dream - Review
March 3 - Paulette's Papers - Guest Post/PROMO
March 5 - Mom With a Kindle - Guest Post/PROMO
March 6 - Gothic Angel Book Reviews - Review/Guest Post
March 7 - Snifferwalk Books- Review
March 8 - Wintry Words - Guest Post/PROMO
March 8 - Feed My Need for a Good Read - Guest Post/PROMO

Tour Kick Off - The Life and Dysfunction of Nadine Daniels by Hadena James

Date Published: 1/13/12

 Nadine Daniels’ life is a disaster.  The security company that she owns is being sued, her mother is coming to visit for a week, and some unpleasant realities about her “charity” work are about to surface.  She thought this was as bad as it could get, but she was wrong—dead wrong.
Someone believes she knows a secret – a secret worth killing for.  With assassins tracking her every move, Nadine wishes the only thing she had to worry about was her mother pestering her to settle down with her suspected live-in boyfriend, Zeke, but she can’t think about the future when the present might end with her death.

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Hadena James began writing at the age of eight. As a teenager, she had several short stories
published in literary magazines. She completed writing her first novel at the age of 17.
Hadena graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in European History with minors in
German and Russian studies. She has always wanted to be a writer so she also took several classes
in creative writing.

Hadena’s primary literary genre is action/thriller. She currently writes two series, both use action/
thriller. “The Brenna Strachan Series” uses fantasy and the “Dreams & Reality Series” uses murder
mystery as its secondary genre. She continues to explore and expand her writing and hopes to soon
produce a comedic action/thriller.

When she isn’t busy writing or running her business, Hadena enjoys playing in a steel-tip dart
league. She also loves to travel throughout North America and Europe. Her favorite cities are
Chicago, Illinois and Berlin, Germany. She is an avid reader, reading everything from the classics
like Jane Austen to modern writers like Terry Pratchett. One of her all-time favorite books is “Good
Omens” by Neil Gaimen and Terry Pratchett. She writes all of her books while listening to music
and the bands tend to get “honorable mentions” within the pages.

Twitter:  @hadenajames

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February 26 - Waiting on Sunday to Drown - Review/Guest Post
February 27 - Books and Needlepoint - Review
February 28 - Book Reviews and More - Guest Post/PROMO
March 1 - Andi's Book Reviews - Interview/PROMO
March 2 - My Reading Addiction - PROMO
March 3 - Must Read Faster - Review/Guest Post
March 5 - Bless Their Hearts Mom - Review/GuestPost
March 6 - Queen of All She Reads - REview/Guest Post
March 7 - Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews - Interview/PROMO
March 8 - Gimme the Scoop - Guest Post/PROMO
March 8 - Uttley's Take - Guest Post/PROMO
March 9 -Cozie Corner - Review
March 10 -  The Self Taught Cook - Review