Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hitched by Gina Cole



Hitched


Jodie Durbin spends her days in front of computer screens and that is the complete opposite of her true persona. Online she’s a hacker, video game guru, and internet sensation. In person, she believes in living a holistic life, and communing with nature. So, when Jodie’s obnoxious roommate bails on a blind date- just as he is knocking on the front door- she steps in to save the day. There is something about this man that draws her towards him as if destined.

Samuel ‘Buddy’ Stevens has been officially friend-zoned.

Samuel is hard-working, ambitious, and simply wants more in his life. He’s tried repeatedly to ask out a local mechanic, Charlotte, only to be shot down more than once. Lonely, he finally agrees to a blind date with Charlotte’s friend, Beth – only to have yet another woman pushed on him. Jodie is everything he’s ever dreamed of in a woman. Delicate, wholesome, ethereal… but there is a spark in her that piques his interest.

Can the good guy finally get the girl of his dreams?


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About Gina Cole

Ginny Sterling is an avid romance writer. Writing under an alternate pen name, Gina Cole- She dabbles in a fantasy world that whisks you away from the daily doldrums of reality with steamy contemporary and time travel romances. Her Bride series throws fate to the wind, bringing together two hearts...whereas her Timeless Brides series is more like a crash course in life, somewhere in the past, with a Hunka-hunka burning love.

Each book written is sure to be an adventure designed to bring laughter and love to your heart!

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Monday, February 4, 2019

The Sixth Key by Sue Perkins


Welcome to the book blast for The Sixth Key by Sue Perkins! As always, please enjoy an excerpt before you download your copy. Follow the tour and be sure to also enter the giveaway!

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The Sixth Key


Kidnapped, taken to another planet - how much worse can Riley's life get?

The kidnapper is her boyfriend Jothur and Sacral is his home planet. The castle inhabitants are psychic, mainly telepaths, and they are at odds with the Mutes in the forest. The psychics' plan is to discover how Riley blocks her thoughts. This will help them completely eradicate the Mutes who are a mixture of free telepaths and non-telepaths.

Riley seeks help from the Mutes and meets Tynan, their leader. She hopes he will help her escape the tests the telepaths want to do. Instead she discovers the magic of Sacral is dying due to an imposter being on the throne.

Riley and Tynan work together to discover the real king and place him on the throne. Part of the plan relies on Riley returning to the castle to delve for more information. Will she survive or will her mind be torn apart by the tests?



Read an excerpt:
“Can you ride?” Zlora interrupted her thoughts.

“Horses? Yes, I’ve ridden before.” Riley neglected to mention she based her riding experience on a brief holiday on a dude ranch. Thank goodness I wore trousers to work today.

A vacant look appeared in Zlora’s eyes again. Riley stood quietly, not wanting to interrupt the huntress. After a few moments Zlora relaxed and looked up at the sky. Riley followed her gaze to an empty sky. What was the huntress looking for? A smudge at treetop level quickly turned into –.

Riley stared in disbelief. Two flying horses headed in their direction. She gulped nervously. Zlora had asked about riding – not flying. Her novice experience might have been able to cope on the ground, but flying through the sky with so much space below her? What about the gravity itching to drag her down to earth? A shudder of apprehension passed through her.

The flying horses landed and pawed the ground. Up close they looked completely different than the horses of Earth. They were twice the height of a normal stallion, but much finer boned. Once they had landed, the wings folded neatly along their sides. A glorious black stallion and a delicate golden-brown mare stood before her. Both sets of wings were pure white.

The black lifted his head and looked at her. Riley’s eyes opened wide as his fierce gaze fixed intently on her.

I hope he’s not my mount. He looks mean.


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About Sue Perkins

Sue Perkins emigrated to New Zealand in the 1980s. A few years later she took a creative writing course, then started writing novels and short stories. Despite rejections from several publishers Sue persevered and in 2006 she won the Pacific Region of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Short Story Competition. The following year her first romance novel was published.

In the intervening years Sue has had ebook and paperback novels published for middle grade, young adult and adults, mainly in the fantasy genre. Dragons and magic are her favourite subjects in fantasy, but ghosts are also making their appearance in her young adult books.

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Anna in the Museum by Victoria Strong


Anna in the Museum


An uptight family legacy. A museum with watching eyes. An unexpected romance.

Cold and stern like a statue in his museum, Thomas Hearst isn’t prepared for the new intern. She’s nothing like the perfection of a portrait nor the ageless art which graces the museum walls. Romance isn’t part of Tom’s plan - should he push her away, like he does with everyone else?

Anna hates Tom’s demanding expectations, but she’s determined to gain his approval. She might not fit into his perfectly ordered world, but she refuses to fail. Soon, Anna sees the smallest nod of appreciation, perhaps even a hint of attraction. Should Anna ignore her desires, or give the statues something to talk about as she pursues him?

Perhaps a touch of Anna is just what Tom needs.


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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tailwinds Past Florence by Doug Walsh



Their love spans centuries ... will it survive a journey around the world? That is the question being asked in Tailwinds Past Florence, a contemporary romance by Doug Walsh that also has a magical twist to it. Please enjoy this excerpt before you download your own copy. Follow the tour to see even more excerpts and reviews. Please leave Doug comments and questions along the way. And remember to enter the giveaway!

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Tailwinds Past Florence

After getting blacklisted from the venture capital industry, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Vaughan will do anything to avoid telling his wife what happened. Even if it means agreeing to her dream of bicycling around the world. Kara, tired of being married to a workaholic, was readying for a divorce. Now, she’s packing bags of a different kind. Together, they pedal away from Seattle, headed east on the open road across America, Europe, and beyond.

Theirs is a decision that reverberates across centuries, shattering a continuum that bound their souls throughout time, and traps Edward in a battle with a past life over an eternal love.

As the miles roll by, and the couple's sordid secrets begin to surface, the couple encounters several men plucked from history, each one a vessel of Edward’s soul in a prior life. Of them, a 19th century art dealer proves dangerous, believing Kara is his ticket back to the past.

Tailwinds Past Florence is a contemporary love story with a magical twist, landing readers in the saddle of a global bicycle adventure.


Read an excerpt:
Kara clutched her chest as her breathing returned to normal. It was one thing not to know why he wasn’t at work, it was another for him to be hiding behind the door. What the hell, Edward. She bent to pick up her dropped keys. “You’re home.” It came out more statement than question.

“Long story. Why didn’t you cover your eyes?”

She raised her hands in answer. They held a gym bag, purse, keys, and an envelope she’d somehow forgotten about in the commotion. “You didn’t give me any time,” she said. Then, noticing the map—her map—and the champagne, asked, “What’s all this?”

“This,” he said, grinning like a schoolboy about to receive his first kiss, “is a change of plans.”

Her mouth fell open as she processed what she was hearing. Kara spent months asking him to take time off, hoping he’d see how important the trip was to her, practically begging. She tore the map down after the holidays, after diplomatic overtures had failed. She’d been holding a bomb ever since, delaying the inevitable. Now, with her self-imposed deadline having come and gone, he wanted to do it.

Today? You’ve got to be kidding me, she thought, clutching the envelope, dumbstruck.

“I thought you’d be excited.” His smile drooped.

“I … I am,” she stammered. “I think. You have to admit, it’s a lot to swallow.”

“You still want to go, right?”

Did she? It’d be an incredible adventure, a badge she’d wear the rest of her life. But, to Kara, cycling around the world was a means to an end. Her gaze drifted to the map, the promise held within its Sharpie itinerary. The promise of change, of resurrecting the man she married, her best friend and lover. For three years, it’d be just the two of them, reforging their bond against the anvil of the open road. And if her plan didn’t succeed, if he returned to his workaholic ways when it was over, she’d at least know she tried.



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About Doug Walsh

Doug Walsh made his fiction debut with Tailwinds Past Florence, a road-tripping love story with a magical twist, inspired by the two years he spent cycling the world. The novel was a prizewinner in the PNWA Literary Contest. He's also authored One Lousy Pirate, a travel memoir, and over one hundred officially-licensed video game strategy guides. Travel guides to fictitious places, as he likes to call them. Originally from New Jersey, he now lives and plays in the mountains of western Washington.

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Monday, January 14, 2019

The Power of the Socratic Classroom by Charles Ames Fischer



Do You Have 21st-Century Skills to Help Your Students Succeed?

Do Your Students Have 21st-Century Skills to Think for Themselves? 


The Power of the Socratic Classroom has the answers you are looking for—answers that will supply the strategies to show students how to succeed into the future. A future that has unknown products, unidentified jobs, and unanticipated challenges.

In Socratic Seminar, teachers shift to the role of facilitator, where they help their students develop the collaborative interpersonal skills, the critical and creative thinking skills, and the speaking and listening skills to face the upcoming challenges of the 21st century.


The Power of the Socratic Classroom is one of the most important education books ever written. What could be more vital than the development of clear, considered, bold and integrated thinking? Nothing. Within is an accessible comprehensive process that, over time, transmits a theory of knowledge for both teacher and student.
— Louise Stilphen, Headmaster, Sparhawk School


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About Charles Fischer


Charles Fischer has taught in public and private schools in a variety of settings, from rural Maine to inner city Atlanta. In the past 20 years, he has worked with a wide range of students from 4th grade to AP English and has been nominated for Teacher of the Year four times. He has his Master’s degree in Teaching & Learning from the University of Southern Maine, and received his B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing from Binghamton University. Charles writes fiction and nonfiction, with occasional forays into the realm of poetry. His fist novel, Beyond Infinity, won a 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award bronze medal (YA fiction).

Sunday, January 13, 2019

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Picture Not Perfect (The Not So Reluctant Detectives #2) by D.E. Haggerty


Romantic suspense is one of my favorite genres! So I am happy to share a brand new one with you today. Check out Picture Not Perfect by D.E. Haggerty. I have an excerpt for you to give you a sneak peek into the book. If you follow the tour, you will find more, as well as a few reviews. And then you also have more chances to enter the giveaway, especially if you leave comments and questions along the way. Enjoy!

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Picture Not Perfect

A picture tells a story. But is it the truth?

When the police find pictures of Melanie hanging up at her murdered colleague’s house, they’re convinced he was stalking her. Maybe she even killed him. Melanie was not being stalked! And she certainly didn’t kill her supposed stalker – as if. But Mel – always up for a bit of drama – jumps at the chance to go search for the real killer. When Mel’s ex-boyfriend, Owen, discovers her plans, he pulls out all the stops to ensure she’s safe and to win her back. No matter what happens with the murder investigation, he’s not letting her go. With the police setting their sights on Mel, he may need to jeopardize his own career on the police force to protect her.

Will Mel find the real killer before the detectives arrest her for murder?


Read an excerpt:
Melanie opened the driver’s door and slipped into her car. She watched in the rearview mirror as Pru climbed into the back seat. The woman who was almost always wearing flowery clothes was now dressed from top to toe in black. Black tights, black long-sleeved t-shirt, and black knit cap.

“What’s with the knit cap? It’s like 60 degrees out. You’re not sick, are you?” Mel didn’t fancy sitting in a car with someone coughing the entire time.

Pru adjusted her cap to ensure her curly red locks were completely covered. “I thought we were doing a stakeout? I didn’t want my hair to give us away.” She held up the bags she’d brought. “I brought snacks and everything.”

“What kind of snacks?”

Before Pru could answer Mel’s question, Terri butted in. “We’re not doing a stakeout!”

Mel ignored Terri. Of course, they were doing a stakeout. She turned back to Pru. “Seriously, what did you bring? Anything good?”

Terri interrupted her again, “Why are we doing this?”

Mel grunted and turned around and started the car. They fell into silence as they drove the ten minutes to the address Ryder had provided.

Pru handed cups of coffee to Terri and Melanie. “Here. What do we do now?”

Mel took a sip of her coffee before answering, “We wait for something to happen.”

“Like what?”

Mel had no answer. She wasn’t exactly an expert on stakeouts. The previous and only other stakeout she’d been on ended quickly when the bad guys tried to ram their car into hers.

“How do you deal with potty breaks? I’ve got a bladder the size of a pea.”

Terri snickered next to her. “I’m sure we can find a bush for you to squat behind.”

“They never get into these details in books,” Pru grumbled before putting her coffee back into the drink tray without taking a sip.


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About D.E. Haggerty

I grew up reading everything I could get my grubby hands on, from my mom's Harlequin romances, to Nancy Drew, to Little Women. When I wasn't flipping pages in a library book, I was penning horrendous poems, writing songs no one should ever sing, or drafting stories which have thankfully been destroyed. College and a stint in the U.S. Army came along, robbing me of free time to write and read, although on the odd occasion I did manage to sneak a book into my rucksack between rolled up socks, MRIs, t-shirts, and cold weather gear. After surviving the army experience, I went back to school and got my law degree. I jumped ship and joined the hubby in the Netherlands before the graduation ceremony could even begin. A few years into my legal career, I was exhausted, fed up, and just plain done. I quit my job and sat down to write a manuscript, which I promptly hid in the attic before returning to the law. But practicing law really wasn’t my thing, so I quit (again!) and went off to Germany to start a B&B. Turns out running a B&B wasn’t my thing either. I polished off that manuscript languishing in the attic before following the husband to Istanbul where I decided to give the whole writer-thing a go. But ten years was too many to stay away from my adopted home. I packed up again and moved to The Hague where, in between tennis matches and failing to save the world, I’m currently working on my next book. I hope I’ll always be working on my next book.

Picture Not Perfect is my fourteenth novel.


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