Friday, June 24, 2016

Spotlight & #Giveaway ~ Tuned Into You by Cindy Dorminy ~ @CindyDorminy @BookFishBooks

I am really excited to be hosting a spotlight for Tuned Into You today! 


Keep reading for your chance to win several prizes.
(Rafflecopter is at the bottom of this post).

About Tuned Into You:

A summer party is the last place Lydia Flowers wants to be. Beer pong? Stupid, foot-wrecking shoes? Random hookups? No thanks. Lydia would rather be in her cleats practicing her bat handling skills.

Enter Abe Fischer, the Nashville Teen Idol superstar. He’s a lip-syncing party animal with a short fuse; or at least that’s what the tabloids say. Except, Abe turns out to be nothing like the guy Lydia’s read about online. He’s sweet, and the way he talks to his horse…sigh. 

Then life throws Lydia and Abe a curveball. They are wrongfully arrested for destruction of property. Their choices? Either work on the Fischer Farm for the summer earning nothing more than blisters and a sunburn, or have the arrest go on their records, which would ruin Lydia’s shot at a softball scholarship. It’s a no-brainer. Lydia picks up a pitchfork, pulls out the SPF 40, and prepares for the worst two months of her life. 

When the press gets wind of a big secret Abe’s family has been keeping, things become even more complicated. Now Lydia has another choice to make: stick around for Abe’s messed-up life in the spotlight, or go for the scholarship of her dreams.

Add Tuned Into You to your Goodreads TBR list!


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Meet the Author:


Cindy Dorminy grew up on a steady diet of popcorn (the kind you pop in a sauce pan), Tab (pre-Diet Coke), and movies for teenagers. She can’t let a day go by without quoting a line from one of her favorite films, so quirky dialogue is a must in her stories. When she’s not at her research coordinator day job, Cindy is writing funny love stories, walking her dog, or slinging iron the old-fashioned way. She shares her house with her musician husband, her awesome daughter, and a cool, four-footed child that would eat all the cheese ifshe could figure out how to open the refrigerator. Cindy is a member of Romance Writers of America and Music City Romance Writers. She resides in Nashville, TN where live music can be heard everywhere, even at the grocery store.

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New Release & Exclusive Excerpt ~ This Night Sucks by Elizabeth J.M. Walker ~ Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy, Vampires, Comedy @MirrorWorldPub

Welcome to the Book Tour for Elizabeth J.M. Walker's new novella, This Night Sucks!

Follow the tour each day to read reviews, guest posts, and exclusive excerpts.


Book Details:

From the author of She Dreamed of Dragons

Title: This Night Sucks

Author Name: Elizabeth J.M. Walker

Genre(s): Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy, Vampires, Comedy

Release Date: June 17, 2016

Publisher:  Mirror World Publishing 

Link to the Tour Schedule:



About the Book:

Lana is a high school senior enrolled in Vampire Education – a class to teach students about the very real presence of vampires in the world. Lana and her classmates don’t really expect to meet up with any undead bloodsuckers. Vampires are a lot like other scary things that supposedly exist but you hope you’ll never come across: nudist colonies, mad cow disease, and your parents’ sex life.

What is part of Lana’s everyday reality is navigating through one last year of high school while desperately trying to be less nerdy. She still loves spaceships, fantasy novels, and cat stickers, but she also recently got her braces removed, grew boobs, and is working on the makeup thing. She never expected her crush-of-a-lifetime Pete to even notice her – let alone ask her out on a date. 

The date is going great until Pete’s ex-girlfriend Katy shows up, all bloody and pissed off. Lana quickly realizes that Katy is not just her ordinary bitchy self – she has been turned into a vampire. After a near death experience, Lana learns that she is changing into a vampire too.

Lana needs answers, and the only way to get them is to find the vampire who started the chain of events – and to find him before sunrise...

Exclusive Excerpt:

Oh yeah, Katy is in my homeroom. I usually try to ignore The Girl Who Stole My Boyfriend…even if she met him first and all. And he doesn’t know I exist. Still, I’m allowed to both hate and ignore her existence.

Today she’s harder to ignore. She has an aura of glumness about her. She’s wearing less makeup and picking at a chocolate chip muffin from the cafeteria. I realize I’ve never seen her eat anything besides salad. It’s like seeing a cat eat a slice of watermelon: it’s weird and unnatural, but it does happen. I know, because I’ve seen a watermelon-eating cat on the Internet one time when I was spending a Saturday night looking up silly cat videos online while listening to Weezer’s Blue Album.


I find myself staring at her. She looks up and I quickly look away, only confirming to her that I was indeed awkwardly staring at her. Some of the other girls glance over at her and whisper. One of the hot football players gives her a nod. One of those I would so bang you nods. She nods back. It’s uncommitted. Like, Maybe. Maybe I’ll need you for a sad revenge bang at a party later tonight. You know, if I happen to run into Pete with some new hot girl. Or I’ll give you a handjob in the parking lot after school. And make sure the whole school knows, so Pete will be jealous and want me back. Or something. I mean…that’s what I assume cool people are doing when they nod to each other. It’s their own secret language – like Morse code for cool people, so the dweebs like me won’t be able to decipher their secret language about banging and non-secret-secret handjobs. Or maybe they just nodded to each other because they’ve known each other since grade school. Who the f*ck knows?

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Meet the Author:


Elizabeth J. M. Walker lives in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She has always loved books and writing. As a teen she discovered zines, which inspired her to publish her own litzine of odd fairy tales for over a decade.

She Dreamed of Dragons is her first novel.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

#Review ~ Murder on the Menu (A Celebrity Mystery, Book 1) by Zanna Mackenzie #CozyMystery @ZannaMacKenzie



Murder on the Menu
by Zanna Mackenzie

File Size: 1093 KB
Print Length: 266 pages
Publication Date: September 24, 2015
ASIN: B015T6EYEW


About the Book:

After Lizzie’s new boss, celebrity chef Armand, is stabbed in his own kitchen, Lizzie finds herself at the top of the suspect list.

Determined to clear her name she’s forced to enlist the services of her new neighbour, Celebrity Crimes Investigation Agency (CCIA) special agent Jack Mathis, who’s been suspended from his duties for reasons unknown.

Can Lizzie save herself from getting arrested and manage to resist her special agent sidekick’s considerable charms and gorgeous smile? Will they solve the culinary murder mystery or will she end up in a prison cell?

My Review:

After severing ties with her life in London, Lizzie comes back to her hometown to run the small farm left to her by relatives.  In order to make ends meet, Lizzie works for an upscale restaurant that is owned by an octopus.  After a particularly long shift with Armand, the owner, Lizzie is glad for an escape.  The next morning she returns to work only to be told that he's been murdered.  As the last person to see him alive, Lizzie is now suspect number one.

Fortunately, her neighbor's brother is in town and has offered to use his investigative skills to help Lizzie.  Jack is away from his job as a special agent and wants nothing more than to put his training to good use...and possibly get to know Lizzie a little bit better.  The adventure that follows is full of twists, turns, and surprises.

I enjoyed Murder on the Menu.  The story was easy to follow and very interesting.  I was engaged from the very beginning and found the book to be hard to put down.  Lizzie is a feisty and likable protagonist and Jack makes a wonderful hero.  There is an instant connection between them regardless of Lizzie's "no relationship" status.  I enjoyed the couple's interactions as they try to solve the mystery that threatens to put Lizzie behind bars.

The only hiccup for me was the use of 1st person narrative.  It's not my favorite - but that's my opinion and isn't reflected in my review or rating choice.  I added it to my review as more of a "hey, I'm letting you know" kind of thing.

If you're looking for an easy and light read, then I suggest Murder on the Menu.  The culprit may be who you think it is from the very beginning...but then again...maybe not ::wink::

Review copy courtesy of the author at no cost in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating:



I am part of the Craving for Cozies Challenge 2016.

See my list of Cozies here:

Praise:

A fun combination of mystery, romance and scandal!

Murder on the Menu was a charming, light-hearted mystery with a fun heroine and witty dialogue.

This was a really fun read! Lizzie and Jack make a good team and their interactions can be hilarious at times.

If you enjoy a cozy mystery with a celebrity murder, a little romance, lots of suspects, a challenging plot, likeable characters, set in a pretty English village — then you’re going to love Murder on the Menu.

About The Author:


I write romantic comedy mysteries and when I’m not writing I can be found gardening (trying to grow tomatoes in the British climate is a major challenge!) walking the dogs or reading.

I’m a former therapist, a fan of the great outdoors – especially Scotland, the Lake District and Derbyshire’s Peak district – and also something of a dreamer!

Home is a village on the Derbyshire / Leicestershire border in the UK with my husband, our 4 Labrador dogs, a vegetable patch that’s home to far too many weeds and an ever expanding library of books waiting to be read.

At every opportunity I can be found scribbling down notes on scenes for whatever novel I’m working on and I love it when the characters in my work in progress novels take on minds of their own and start deviating from the original plot!


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Press Release: Joe Reyes is currently on a month long Bewitching Book Tour for his novel, Aftermath. @JoeReyesAuthor @RoxanneRhoads

Joe Reyes’ Aftermath, with Bewitching Book Tours


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Middletown, NJ (June 23, 2016) – Joe Reyes’ novel Aftermath, is on tour with Bewitching Book Tours. Follow the tour from the comfort of your home. Read interviews, guest blogs, excerpts, interviews, and reviews.

For more details and a complete tour schedule visit

Aftermath
Book 1
Joe Reyes


Genre: Young Adult Post-Apocalyptic
Publisher: Wasteland Press
Date of Publication: April 29, 2016
ISBN: 1681111128
Number of pages: 284
Word Count: 79, 722

Book Description:

Aftermath is a growing series about war, love, brutality and most of all, survival. What was
once the United States has become a savage post-apocalyptic environment where the worst of
the worst prosper and the remaining good hide.

The series features a brutal setting, where seven characters in different parts of the United States must adapt to this new environment. The "fight or flight" mentality plays into the story, as the nation is divided into factions fighting for control of the country. The government is outnumbered, outgunned, and forced into hiding as well to recoup their forces. The novel follows a fast paced momentum from the first page to the last word. The plot pits these characters against the elements and each other, with plot-lines intertwining on opposite sides of the war effort. And one character's quest for revenge can jeopardize not only the war outcome, but the reshaping of the entire nation.

With an ever-changing storyline and evolving characters, the Aftermath series gets more intense with every chapter. But what these characters don't realize, the terrifying evil is making its way across the ocean.

About the Author:


Joe Reyes has never been afraid to go for what he wants in life. His goal is to be a full time published author and is taking all the steps necessary to make that dream a reality. He hates when he hears about people who give up on their dreams.

His writing style is fast paced. When he wrote his novel Aftermath, he wanted it to feel like a television show. Joe doesn’t like boring descriptions. He finds filler scenes to be a book killer and makes sure that every chapter has an immediate purpose or a purpose later on.

Twitter: @JoeReyesAuthor
Instagram: @JoeReyesAuthor

To receive a review copy, arrange an interview, guest blog, or event with the authors please contact Roxanne Rhoads


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Spotlight ~ Murder on the Menu by Zanna Mackenzie #CozyMystery (Review is coming.....)



Murder on the Menu
by Zanna Mackenzie

File Size: 1093 KB
Print Length: 266 pages
Publication Date: September 24, 2015

About the Book:

After Lizzie’s new boss, celebrity chef Armand, is stabbed in his own kitchen, Lizzie finds herself at the top of the suspect list.

Determined to clear her name she’s forced to enlist the services of her new neighbour, Celebrity Crimes Investigation Agency (CCIA) special agent Jack Mathis, who’s been suspended from his duties for reasons unknown.

Can Lizzie save herself from getting arrested and manage to resist her special agent sidekick’s considerable charms and gorgeous smile? Will they solve the culinary murder mystery or will she end up in a prison cell?

**Sapphyria's Review will be coming later this afternoon!!**

Praise:

A fun combination of mystery, romance and scandal!

Murder on the Menu was a charming, light-hearted mystery with a fun heroine and witty dialogue.

This was a really fun read! Lizzie and Jack make a good team and their interactions can be hilarious at times.

If you enjoy a cozy mystery with a celebrity murder, a little romance, lots of suspects, a challenging plot, likeable characters, set in a pretty English village — then you’re going to love Murder on the Menu.

About The Author:


I write romantic comedy mysteries and when I’m not writing I can be found gardening (trying to grow tomatoes in the British climate is a major challenge!) walking the dogs or reading.

I’m a former therapist, a fan of the great outdoors – especially Scotland, the Lake District and Derbyshire’s Peak district – and also something of a dreamer!

Home is a village on the Derbyshire / Leicestershire border in the UK with my husband, our 4 Labrador dogs, a vegetable patch that’s home to far too many weeds and an ever expanding library of books waiting to be read.

At every opportunity I can be found scribbling down notes on scenes for whatever novel I’m working on and I love it when the characters in my work in progress novels take on minds of their own and start deviating from the original plot!


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Blog Tour & #Giveaway ~ Blood Rose (The Black Rose, Book 3) by K.L. Bone @kl_bone @starange13


Book Details:

Title: Blood Rose
Series: Black Rose Guard Series #3
By: KL Bone
Publication Date: April 7, 206
Genre: Dark Fantasy



About the Book:

A woman with no memory of her past. Another unable to forget. Both haunted by a sinister creature of roses and shadow with an unquenchable thirst for royal blood. Return to the world of the Black Rose Guard. Mara, Captain of the Black Rose for over eight hundred years, thought she had taken her last immortal life. But now, with her sub-captain dead at the hands of the Arum Court, she again must don the blade she vowed to never raise again. However, the task will prove ever more dangerous as the shadow of Mara's past returns to awaken the long-dormant roses. Reunited with her lost love, Mara must also come to terms with her past in order to embrace her future. Can she forgive the man she loves for betraying her heart? And can she redeem herself for the death of the princess she failed to save? Across the sea, Sandra is haunted by the same presence, leading her deeper into the pieces of her mysterious past. Echoes of memory. Glimpses of fate. And a secret that will change everything for both herself and the captains who seek to rescue her from the hands of Mathew, King of the Arum Court, who has a dark agenda of his own.

Praise:

..".a story of strength and determination, actions and consequences, deep love and dark desires."- Greg Wilkey, Author of Growing Up Dead

"May the Black Rose protect you in life and avenge you in death." - Vow of the Black Rose


Grab Your Copy:

Amazon UK - https://goo.gl/eYils1
Amazon CA - https://goo.gl/XjekN4
Barnes & Noble - http://goo.gl/nQd6Im

Additional Books in the Series:


Black Rose - Black Rose Guard #1
Amazon UK - http://goo.gl/TSPxqz
Amazon CA - https://goo.gl/qLO8A0
Barnes & Noble - http://goo.gl/QI27GE


Heart of the Rose - Black Rose Guard #2
Amazon UK - http://goo.gl/5zBwfP
Amazon CA - https://goo.gl/QABYDa
Barnes & Noble - http://goo.gl/16YqUd

Meet the Author:



K.L. Bone is the author of the Black Rose Guard dark fantasy series. The Rise of the Temple Gods fantasy series. And a stand-alone science fiction novel, The Indoctrination. Bone has a master’s degree in modern literary cultures and is working toward her PhD in literature. She wrote her first short story at the age of fifteen and grew up with an equally great love of both classical literature and speculative fiction. Bone has spent the last few years as a bit of a world traveler, living in California, London, and most recently, Dublin. When not immersed in words, of her own creation or studies, you’ll find her traveling to mythical sites and Game of Thrones filming locations.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Blog Tour & #Giveaway ~ Wizard or Warrior by LD Doornbosch #NonFiction #SelfHelp


Book Details:

 Title: Wizard or Warrior
By: LD Doornbosch
Publication Date: February 11, 2016
Genre: Non Fiction - Self Help



About the Book:

In relationships as with other things, you get what you ask for. That becomes a problem when you don't know what you want! Wizard or Warrior summarizes 22 character archetypes, based on the Major Arcana of the Tarot, which make up the human race. It explains character traits, good and bad, and what makes each type "tick". Read this book and you'll be able to identify in short order whether someone is prone to violence or a die-hard pacifist, and even gain insights into how they'll behave in bed. Finding romance doesn't have to be hard. Sometimes it's as easy as asking for a Wizard or Warrior.


Purchase Your Copy:

Amazon US - http://amzn.to/1UE3lC0
Amazon UK - https://goo.gl/C9RSqd
Amazon CA - https://goo.gl/LxmgIq

Other Books by LD  Doornbosch:


Amazon UK - https://goo.gl/nLH7gk
Amazon CA - https://goo.gl/fKgX2R


Meet the Author:

L D Doornbosch grew up in the Midwest, in a suburb of Waterloo, Iowa. She moved to Arizona as a teen, where she still resides today. She spent twenty years in broadcast news, on and off the air, before a career move to technology. Throughout her life, she created technical and practical manuals for work related topics. With her first book, Finding Keepers, she shifted her focus to creating a manual on personal relationships, one with step-by-step instructions on the process of finding the right person. Wizard or Warrior extends that into the creation of a personality reference to help readers determine what kind of personality they are, as well as what type of personality would be their ideal match.

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