Wednesday, February 21, 2018

#Review ~ PATRICK TURNS HIS PLAY INTO PAY By Patrick & Shani Muhammad ~ @playintopay

PATRICK TURNS HIS PLAY INTO PAY
By Patrick & Shani Muhammad

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Review:
I have to say I love the thought behind this book. What a really cute way to show children they just might be able to make money doing something they love. It also shows that once they earn that money they are able to buy the things they want. 

I loved that Patrick thought of his Madea while he was baking cookies. Madea has taught him a very valuable life skill as well a created an incredible memory for him. 

What a great idea to teach all little ones about money, memories, enjoying what you do, and having fun making money doing something you love.

The illustrations are great and very eye catchy. I know I enjoyed the beautiful pictures on each page. I think all children are going to be captivated by Patrick's story and the beautiful pictures to help tell the story.  

I think Patrick Turns His Play Into Pay could be read and shared with younger children and older children. The writing is well done and easy to understand. The moral of the story is great for everyone honestly. Overall I truly enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it to anyone with little children in their lives.

I was given the opportunity to read this cute story and it is my pleasure to share my thoughts with you. 

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About the Book:

The first book in a series, "Patrick Turns His Play Into Pay", details the journey of an entrepreneur, through the eyes of a child. The book uses vivid illustrations and lively words, to explain the road little Patrick took into the world of entrepreneurship.  It demonstrates the benefits of tapping into your passion early in life.  “Patrick” tapped into his passion of baking to help solve a money problem.  This book also shows the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur.  You witness a 9-year old take the power and control of his future into his own hands. You also see what happens when “Patrick” finds help in a friend, to help grow his business. Above all, this book motivates both young and young at heart and serves as a reminder that we all have the ability to turn our playdays into paydays.
Publisher: 5 Star Publishing
Pages:40
Genre: Children's Book

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Excerpt: 

“I didn’t have a dime, I only had a clue. Thanks to madea…I knew just what to do!”

“After reading this book, you’ll find out how I turned my playdays into paydays.” 

“Just because baking is what you and I do for play, nowhere is it written, that it can’t become your pay.”

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About the Authors: 

South Florida based janitor turned serial entrepreneur, Patrick Muhammad took what some would call an unconventional route to his newest venture.  “What I do now has evolved.  It truly took my passion and has turned it into a profession for me. I can see myself mentoring and sharing my story with young people easily for the next 20 years.  I love talking to young people and showing them, what entrepreneurship looks like. I love sharing my stories of how I came to be.  I didn’t just wake up one day and have all the answers.  My wife and I bumped our head A LOT.  I just want to say to them, look…here’s the blueprint.  Start now, don’t wait until you’re 30.  Passion has no age requirement, and has no limit on how many you can have. I started out as a janitor, then became a baker now I am into motivational speaking. They just have to have the passion and guidance. Anything is possible.”


“Patrick Turns His Play Into Pay” is the 1st book in a series of children’s books authored by husband and wife writing partners, Shani and Patrick Muhammad. The idea for the book was created one night while trying to explain the reason there was a gigantic, neon, pink and orange food-truck, now sitting in their front yard to their then 4 year-old Qadeer.   Patrick and his wife came up with the idea that they would write a keepsake item for all their children, detailing the road they took to becoming entrepreneurs.  The primary message is simple. By tapping into your passion early in life you can turn your playdays into paydays.  Once the book was published they both realized that the story could not only inspire their own children to entrepreneurship, but others as well. Shani figured out how to self-publish it and Patrick would take it to different youth groups in his community.   “I began shopping the book around to childcare centers and non-profits that served young people in the projects and the adults loved it.  “They really loved the idea that it was based on a true story and that the message was coming from a black male perspective. A story their children could relate to.  The images were brown like them and I just always got a positive response.  We took that book everywhere with us, and the response was this is a message that’s needed.  Children can’t be what they can’t see.”
Patrick currently lives in South Florida with his wife and three of his youngest five children.  He has a passion for planting the seed of entrepreneurship and carving out wealth building opportunities for his children’s generation. When he’s not writing books he’s on tour, speaking to groups of young people about basic principles of financial literacy and the benefits of early investing using cryptocurrency as a vehicle to establish future financial goals. When he’s not doing that…he’s on a creek with a fishing pole in his hand.

Shani Muhammad has been married to Patrick for 17 years now.  Together they have 5 children and 3 grandchildren.   Shani has spent the past 15 years in a classroom as a teacher. She too is a serial entrepreneur and has in the past owned a one-price shoe store, group homes and several online businesses. When she’s not working on the next children’s book in their series, she too enjoys researching and investing in crypto currencies and planning her family’s next “staycation.”
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

#GiveAway ~ Ex Ray by Cheryl Robinson ~


Hello! This is one of my tour stops during my one month book tour for Ex-Ray by Cheryl Robinson. This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours. This tour runs January 26-February 26, 2018.  Follow the tour here.  Book your own tour here WNL.


EX-RAY Book Tour Giveaway $50 Amazon Gift Card. Please use the RaffleCopter below to enter. 


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Interview with Cheryl Robinson:

Crystal: Today I have the pleasure of hosting Cheryl Robinson. Welcome, Cheryl! I'm so happy to have you here today. Would you share a little bit about yourself with us today?

Cheryl: At this stage in my life, I’m very locked into creating an intriguing story world for readers. I write every day. If I’m not writing, I’m recording my audiobook. What excites me is knowing that as much as I love to write, there are readers yearning to get their hands on a book that’s a real page-turner, so when I write that’s how I keep myself motivated. I push myself to make the story as good as I can because I’m thinking about readers. I’m thinking not only about the ones who would rather read a book than watch TV, but also the ones who may not be into fiction but for whatever reason decide to give my book a shot. If someone decides to give Ex-Ray a shot, I don’t want them to be disappointed.

Crystal: Do you have a favorite scene you would like to share with us?
Cheryl: There are several scenes in Ex-Ray that I really like and have read several times over and still enjoy them, but I do have a favorite one, which is in Chapter 23. Unfortunately, I can’t say what it is, or I’d be spoiling it for potential readers. 

Crystal: Where did you come up with the idea for Ex-Ray?
Cheryl: The title came to me first, and then little by little the story started to develop. I knew more about Ray’s life than the other characters, and as I sat down to start writing about Ray, Sarita appeared, and then Miss King and the others. I never sat down and plotted out who the characters would be. I just let them appear.     

Crystal: What are you currently working on?
CherylI’m finishing up the third book of the trilogy and preparing to send it to my editor.

Crystal: Do you have any special routine that you follow when you are writing?
Cheryl: I just write, and when I’m not writing, I think about my characters. I keep a recorder handy for the times when ideas pop into my head while I’m out and about. I also keep a journal for the times that I don’t want to type at a computer.  

CrystalDid you have to do a lot of research for Ex-Ray or any other books?
Cheryl: I strive to make each novel as realistic as possible, but I also try to enjoy the writing process. I always research the places that I choose to set each scene in, or if there are any medical conditions mentioned, then I’ll also research that as well. 

Crystal: Who are some of your favorite authors that you like to read?
Cheryl: There are so many authors that I love reading that I almost hate mentioning any because the list won’t be complete, which is why I usually avoid answering this type of question. But I absolutely love Bernice McFadden’s books. Terry McMillan’s books are always must-reads for me. Then also Tiffany D. Jackson, Chevy Stevens, Jodi Picoult, Electa Rome Parks, Cydney Rax, Walter Mosley, Kimberla Lawson Roby, and I could go on and on. I read across genres and I read whatever story line catches my eye. The author doesn’t have to be a well-established one. It all depends on my mood, and what story world I feel like entering.

CrystalIs there a genre you haven’t written that you would like to try?
Cheryl: I’d love to try to write a great thriller because I’m obsessed with Dateline, 48 Hours, and 20/20, so I think I have at least one good thriller in me. 



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About The Book:

In this journey into second-chance love, author Cheryl Robinson invites us to ponder whether we would rekindle a romance with someone who had broken a promise to forsake all others.

Meet Ray and Sarita Saint. In 1987, they pledged to love, honor, and cherish each other until death. When Ray goes missing a year later, Sarita wonders whether he’s dead or alive. While she was dreaming of their happily ever after, Ray was exploring greener pastures, a new relationship. Sarita—a virgin until marriage—took her vows seriously and believed Ray did, too. Instead, he left their marriage and their life in Detroit to reinvent himself. Sarita always held out hope that he would return one day. And he does. It’s twenty-seven years later, and Ray is determined to find his one true love. What he discovers has him question everything he thought he knew about Sarita, as well as himself.

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About The Author:

Cheryl Robinson has the Until Ray trilogy set in her beloved hometown of Detroit, Michigan. Cheryl currently resides in Central Florida. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State University. This is her eleventh book. 

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#GiveAway ~ SMOOTH-TALKING COWBOY By Maisey Yates ~ @maiseyyates/

From New York Times best selling author Maisey Yates, comes SMOOTH-TALKING COWBOY—the first standalone novel in her Gold Valley Series!

SMOOTH-TALKING COWBOY is now available. Grab your copy today!



SMOOTH-TALKING COWBOY Synopsis:

Welcome to Gold Valley, Oregon, where a rough-and-tumble rancher and the girl next door are about to learn that opposites attract.
Olivia Logan has a plan: win back her ex by making him see what he’s missing. But first she needs to find a man who’s willing to play along. With his laid-back cowboy charm and knack for getting under her skin, Luke Hollister is an unlikely hero—but he wants her help convincing her father to sell him land, which means he needs her as much as she needs him.
Luke likes his life—and his women—uncomplicated. So why does good girl Olivia heat his blood like no one else? She’s always been off-limits, but the more time they spend as Gold Valley’s hottest new “couple,” the more real it’s starting to feel. Luke was supposed to help her win back another man…not keep her in his arms. But now that he has her there, he’s not sure he’ll ever let go.

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EXCERPT:

Luke Hollister was kissing her.

He was only the second man to kiss her. The sec­ond man to ever put his mouth against hers. But at the moment, she couldn’t even compare the two experi­ences. She was frozen, and Luke was still, too, but he was… Him.

He tasted like Luke. Like sunshine and hard work. Like whiskey that lingered on his lips. And like a whole lot of trouble.

It was more than just taste, more than just the strange sensation of a mouth that was an unfamiliar shape pressed against hers. It transcended those physi­cal things.

And it went somewhere deeper.

She was on fire. Melting. Her legs were weak, her stomach trembling. It was as if she had never been kissed before at all. That’s how different it was.

His hand was so big, and it was pressed against her lower back, like he owned her. His other hand came up to cup her face—rough, callused—skimming over her cheekbone. He didn’t take the kiss deeper. Didn’t part her lips.

It was over in less than a second.

A chaste kiss. A simple kiss.

That left nothing chaste or simple remaining in her entire body.

There was a pulse pounding insistently between her legs, a slick wetness that had built up in defiance of ev­erything she knew about herself. Her heart was pound­ing, her breasts heavy, her nipples tightened into painful points.

It was over. Over long before she was able to move or think or react at all. Over long before she realized they were still standing in the middle of the Gold Val­ley saloon, rather than in some moment that existed outside of space and time.

Luke Hollister had just kissed her in front of ev­eryone.

Bennett was there. She remembered that too late. She remembered everything too late. Including why they were doing this. Of course. He was making a show, as he had promised he would do. And he was definitely trying to get a rise out of her, which she expected, be­cause he was Luke.

All of that made sense. Except none of it made sense. Not inside of her anyway.

“Throw the dart,” he said, his mouth so close to hers it would take nothing for her lips to touch his again. Nothing at all.

Then he withdrew, taking a step back and leaning against the table again, all cocky arrogance and that kind of masculine swagger she hated. She did. She hated it. And right now she was pretty sure she might hate him, too.

She turned away from him, drew her arm back and threw the dart. And it missed.

She hadn’t missed a bull’s-eye without meaning to in more than ten years.

Hot, angry tears pricked her eyes but she refused to let them fall. Because that was just stupid. This was a game. That was all. It was supposed to be a game where they made Bennett jealous. Where they made him think that he was in danger of losing her.

It was supposed to make Bennett feel wild and un­pleasant things; it was not supposed to make her feel wild and unpleasant things.

Too late she remembered to look over at Bennett. And when she did, she had to force herself. He was fac­ing away from them. For all she knew, he hadn’t even seen the kiss.

“He saw.”

She blinked, feeling numb. “What?”

Luke was looking at her, his expression grave. “Ben­nett saw the kiss,” he said.

And just like that, she felt about two feet tall. Be­cause not only had he read her mind just now, it confirmed to her that Bennett was all he had been thinking about during the kiss. She hadn’t thought of Bennett until after. Much, much after. But Luke had been aware the entire time. And then, when she had been standing there feeling vulnerable and reduced, desperately try­ing to remember the purpose behind this entire inter­action, he had read her. Unerringly.

Meanwhile, she couldn’t read him or Bennett or any­thing. She couldn’t even read herself.

“Good,” she said, as if it was all she cared about. As if there was nothing more conflicting inside of her than whether or not they had managed to affect Bennett.

To say nothing about how she had been affected.



 About the Author: 

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit.

In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book. Since then it’s been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Maisey divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances set just about everywhere on earth and light sexy contemporary romances set practically in her back yard. She believes that she clearly has the best job in the world.



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Monday, February 19, 2018

#GiveAway ~ First Impressions by Jay Hogan ~ @taranakidreams @GoddessFish

First Impressions
by Jay Hogan

Jay Hogan will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Remember you may increase your chances of winning by visiting the other tour stops. You may find those locations here. 


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BLURB:

Michael:

Two years ago I made a mistake, a big one, and then I threw in another couple just for good measure. I screwed up my life big time but I made it through. I was lucky.

Then I was given the opportunity for a fresh start. Two years in Auckland, NZ, ‘The City of Sails’. Away from the LA gossip, a chance to breathe, to get my life back together.
I grabbed it and packed my new set of golden rules with me.

I don’t do relationships.
I don’t do commitment.
I don’t do white picket fences.

And I especially don’t do arrogant, holier-than-thou, smoking hot K9 officers who walk into my ER and rock my world.


Josh:
The only thing I know for certain about Dr. Michael Oliver is the guy is an arrogant, untrustworthy player, and I’d barely survived the last one of those in my life.  Once was more than enough.
The man might be gorgeous but my eleven-year-old daughter takes number one priority and I won’t risk her being hurt, again. I’m a solo dad, a K9 cop and a son to pain in the ass, bigoted parents.

I don’t have time for games.
I don’t have time for taking chances.
I don’t have time for more complications in my life.

And I sure as hell don’t have time for the infuriating Dr. Michael Oliver, however damn sexy he is.


GENRE:   M/M Romance

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Excerpt:

The young officer behind Josh attempted to block the man’s escape only to have the knife sweep up and slice his defensive arm from wrist to shoulder. The intruder then threw him against the wall with a sickening crack and the officer slid to the floor, a spray of bright red blood arcing up against the cream paint.

Arterial. Shit. Michael instinctively surged from under the table toward the injured officer but stopped short when he realized his movement had drawn the intruder’s attention. They locked eyes, staring at each other for no more than a few seconds before the knifeman lurched toward him. Michael stumbled back against the wall just as the shepherd erupted from the corridor to his right and hurled himself at the knife once again. The guy’s arm spun in a wide arc toward the airborne animal, sending it careening into the bar. The act granted the man enough time to make it out the front door before the dog scrambled to its feet in pursuit.

“Paris!” the handler shouted as he caught sight of his colleague sprawled in a pool of blood on the floor, but the dog was gone. “Damn.” He spoke urgently into his radio then fell to his knees alongside the young officer. A commotion from the other side of the emergency exit broke in waves through the bar but the handler ignored it, focused solely on his injured colleague and putting pressure on the pumping wound as he shook the young man’s shoulder. “Jackson!”

In seconds, Michael was on his knees alongside the handler, dimly aware of the other man’s heat as their thighs pressed together. The wound was pumping big. “Move,” he ordered the man without thinking, only realizing his mistake too late.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Jay is a New Zealand author writing in the LGBTQIA genre in MM Romance and Fantasy.
She has traveled extensively and lived in many places including the US, Canada, France, Australia and South Korea, and loves to add experiences from these adventures into her writing.

She is a cat aficionado especially of Maine Coons, and an avid dog lover (but don’t tell the cat). She loves to cook- pretty damn good, loves to sing - pretty damn average, and as for parenting a gorgeous daughter-well that depends on the day.

She has lovely complex boys telling sweet sexy stories in her head that demand attention and a considerable number of words to go with them. Their journeys are never straightforward and can even surprise Jay, but the end is always satisfying.

You can find her at:




#Interview ~ It’s in the Blood by Juanita Aydlette ~ @JuanitaAydlette

It’s in the Blood
By Juanita Aydlette



Interview with Juanita Aydlette:
                                                                                                                 
Crystal: Today I have the pleasure of hosting Juanita Aydlette. Welcome, Juanita! I am so excited to have you here today. Would you share a little bit about yourself with us today?

Juanita: I’m from Shreveport, Louisiana. I’m presently residing in Garland, Texas with my husband and two little dogs and I’m a Taurus.

Crystal: What are you currently working on? 

Juanita: I’m currently working on the sequel to my present novel entitled It’s in the Blood. It’s called Blood Ties.

Crystal: Where did you come up with the idea for either your current release or your current WIP? 

Juanita: I like the hero and the heroine concept and I’m also drawn to unusual situations where love may tend to grow.

Crystal: Do you have a favorite snack that you like to munch on while writing? If so would you mind sharing what it is with us? 

Juanita: I used to keep ice cream and cookies beside me while I write but I tend to overindulge, so now I keep it in the other room where I’ll have to get up to get it. If I’m deep in thought, I won’t get up and disturb my concentration.

Crystal: Do you have a favorite scene you would like to share with us? 

Juanita: My most favorite scene is when Gabby witnesses Josh’s transformation for the first time. I get goose bumps just thinking about it.

Crystal: When you are not busy writing wonderful stories to keep us lucky readers entertained, what do you like to do? Do you have a hobby?

Juanita: I’m a musician and I love gardening. Other than that, I keep busy entertaining my pets.

Crystal: Do you have a favorite background noise you like to have going while you write (TV, Music, kids playing)? 

Juanita: Music, mainly jazz or something soothing. 

Crystal: Thanks for visiting. It has been a pleasure having you visit today. Can you think of anything else you would like to share with us today?

Juanita: Yes. If you haven’t read It’s in the Blood, hurry!! The sequel is coming out in a few months.

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BLURB:

Never stare at a green-eyed, shirtless hunk. Gabrielle Madsen is drawn in by such a pair of eyes that captures her soul and leaves her a prisoner of an addictive kind of love--not that she's complaining. But her educational trip turns out to be more than just a fun-filled summer escapade.

She’s faced with a life-changing decision that could affect the world around her. Her discovery of this ancient, legend-come-to-life proves to be deadly, but her heart can’t break away. She and Josh Van Ness fall in love and must battle the forces that want to keep them apart.

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EXCERPT:

Away from the open menagerie was a path surrounded by dense trees. It was across a narrow decorative bridge built into the landscape. The thick greenery provided a shady side to the open garden. A spotlight created by the sun beckoned to me from inside and I walked away from the others. My eyes were fixed on the pink and red groundcover that glimmered with a hypnotic seduction. I ventured toward the fragrant breeze, unaware of how far I had strayed.

After only a few yards inside the cover of the trees, my body was seized again by a rumble and a frightening snarl. A chill blanketed me and I couldn’t move. I didn’t dare look around, for the back of my blouse had already been saturated by the heated moisture from the breath of the beast. My first instinct was to scream, but fear had stolen my voice. So I took a deep breath and held it. The scent of horror filled my lungs. It was familiar. Was I being stalked by the animal that lurked outside my hotel grounds?

Help me please, rang inside my head. My eyes squeezed shut as its sharp fangs pinched my shoulder. Tears filled my eyes and my hands formed a fist. I waited to feel my bones snap when suddenly, it let go. The leaves crunched. The sound grew fainter by the second, then nothing. My eyes remained closed as I trembled and listened.

“Miss?” A woman’s voice severed my nightmare. “I saw you come out here. We’re getting ready to go to another area. You don’t want to be left behind.”

Without hesitation I ran past her, clutching my throat and sobbing. The other tourists were boarding the van and I made my way to the back. The woman I believed saved me from certain death, came and sat beside me.

“Hi. My name is Kara. Are you okay?” She placed her hand on my shoulder.

“Did you see anything?” I searched her eyes for a confirmation. “An animal? It was behind me.”

“I’m sorry, I didn’t see anything,” she said and smiled.

“Was it a spider?” the little lady with the blinding yellow blouse asked.

“No. Never mind, Kara. I guess I’m just tired. Thank you for checking on me.”

“You’re welcome, you take care.” She quickly returned to her seat.

My body trembled as the bus came to stop. I ran from the tourist center to the hotel. Once inside the bathroom, I stripped and examined my shoulder. A painful bruise was both in front and in back. I cried out loud, shook convulsively, and then laughed hysterically. Was I going mad?

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About the Author:

Juanita Aydlette is from Shreveport, Louisiana, and now lives in Texas.  She’s the only girl in a family of four brothers. She love music, planting flowers and is a dog lover…that’s why she works at an animal clinic.

What started out as a childhood obsession with magical creatures in storybooks, became a passion in her later years. She created such magic in her first novel It’s in the Blood, and challenged her imagination to bring readers into her world of romance, suspense and fear of the unknown. Her upcoming novel Blood Ties continues this epic saga.

It’s in the Blood was voted among the Top Ten Young Adult novels of 2016 by Preditors & Editors Readers Choice awards.

Find out more about Juanita at:

Twitter: @Juanita Aydlette


#SpotLight ~ The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen


The Tuscan Child
 by Rhys Bowen 

About the Book: 

A haunting novel about love, war, and long-buried family secrets.

The year is 1944, and Hugo Langley is a serving as a bomber pilot in the British air force during World War II and looking forward to inheriting Langley Hall when he returns to England after the war. But when his plane is suddenly shot down over the German-occupied region of Tuscany, he finds himself badly wounded and falls into the care of a young Italian mother named Sofia—a woman who will change his life and haunt him forever. 

Set in the stunning Italian countryside and packed with mystery and intrigue, THE TUSCAN CHILD (Lake Union Publishing; On-sale February 20, 2018) is a riveting multigenerational novel about love, war, and family secrets from Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author of more than 30 novels and three award-winning historical mystery series. 

Nearly 30 years after Hugo’s fateful plane crash, his estranged daughter Joanna—the child of a late-in-life marriage—returns to the family estate in the English countryside to help arrange her father’s funeral. But while Joanna hopes to lay her father and their complicated relationship to rest, what she discovers instead is an unopened letter addressed to a woman named Sofia—and in it, a startling revelation about her father’s mysterious past.

As she attempts to navigate her grief for the father who always kept her at arm’s length, Joanna embarks on a journey to uncover Hugo Langley’s hidden secrets—and to better understand his regrets and buried pain. Joanna’s search carries her to the rolling and verdant hills of Tuscany. In the small village of San Salvatore, nestled deep in the heart of the Chianti region, Joanna makes the acquaintance of the locals and works to unravel the secret history of her often distant father— and, at the same time, discover her own place in the world. 

THE TUSCAN CHILD is a haunting and transporting novel about love and betrayal, parents and children, the secrets that separate us, and the ties that bind us together forever.

Lake Union Publishing
February 20, 2018 
Hardcover: $24.95 ISBN: 978-1503951822 
eBook: $4.99 ASIN: B074QL7WNM

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About the Author: 
Rhys Bowen is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty mystery novels. Her work includes In Farleigh Field, a standalone novel of World War II; the Molly Murphy mysteries, set in 1900s New York City; the Royal Spyness novels, featuring a minor royal in 1930s England; and the Constable Evans mysteries about a police constable in contemporary Wales. Rhys’s works have won multiple Agatha, Anthony, and MacAvity awards. Her books have been translated into many languages, and she has fans from around the world, including the 12,000 who visit her Facebook page daily. She is a transplanted Brit who now divides her time between California and Arizona. Connect with her at rhysbowen.com. . . . . . . . . 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

#GiveAway ~ Catching London By MV Ellis ~ @authormvellis

Catching London

About the Book: 
He says he'll catch her, but will she let herself fall?

He’s not looking to change his bad boy ways.
Arlo Jones is a badass millionaire rock star with the world at his feet. He lives the “sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll” lifestyle to the max, and believes in working hard and playing harder. He’s a man who always gets what he wants, especially when it comes to women. Until he meets London.

She’s a damaged dancer not looking to fall.
All London Llwellyn wants is to rebuild her life following the tragic car accident that robbed her of her fiancĂ©, and ended her career as a professional ballet dancer. She’s working two jobs to scrape together the cash to set up her own studio, and reinvent herself as a photographer. The last thing she wants is to get involved.

Arlo promises to always be there to catch her, but can London trust him enough to let herself fall?
Genre: Rock Star Romance
Release Date: February 17, 2018
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Designer: Claire Smith


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About the Author: 

MV ELLIS knows what it’s like to fall head over heels in love with a badass musician. She followed her heart halfway around the world to be with one. She moved from London to Sydney after a steamy holiday romance with a sexy bass player in sultry Brazil.

Twelve years, two children and a dog later, and she’s still smitten. All this with a guy she sat next to on a bus for 36 hours! She has toured internationally as a “WAG,” and her experiences inspire her writing.
Ellis’s love of romance began when she was 11 years old, after a summer spent secretly reading her auntie’s books. She’s been a sucker for an alpha hero and strong heroine ever since.

An avid reader, Ellis always knew she’d write a book of her own one day. She was right about that. Following a career spanning advertising, marketing, and social media, she finally wrote Catching London in 2017.