#BookTour “Broken Petals” by Tasha Hutchison

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Women’s Fiction

Date Published: July 25, 2022

Publisher: Rize

 

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Brooklyn Monti is dying. Or at least she thinks she is. Every since Brooklyn was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease at 19, she’s used it to give up on herself. Huntington’s has affected her career, her friendships, and her love life.

But will she let it control her future?

When Brooklyn meets the man of her dreams she must decide whether Huntington’s is going to take away the one thing she’s always wanted: a family.

Getting through life is no longer acceptable. It’s time to fall in love, chase dreams, and build a legacy. This story is smart, sexy, funny, and hopeful. Let’s go on the journey with Brooklyn.

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From Chapter 1 …

Saturday mornings in the summer were for sleeping in, not trips to the airport at six o’clock in the morning. They especially weren’t for Uber rides with a driver who refused to take a break from scarfing on his artery clogging breakfast sandwich to lend a helping hand.

What happened to chivalry?

Sure, the lines of grease dripping down the side of his double chin should’ve given me an indication that he didn’t care one way or another, but it’s about the principle.

After I managed to extract my last oversized piece of luggage from the trunk, I slammed it hard enough to rock the tiny car, and if lady luck was on my side, even knocked a bit of his sandwich out of his hand and onto his lap. It’d serve him right.

Outside of the airport, near the corner of the building, an older man ogled a teenage girl. All I could think about were the constant news headlines of girls being taken. I’d never forgive myself if this girl ended up as a headline in the Highsea Daily Newspaper. I could see it now: June 20, 2021, Teenage Jane Doe Found Dead in the Forest.

Highsea was never short on crime with the beach attracting tourists from around the world. Not to mention, the forest stretched for miles. It was the perfect place to make someone disappear.

Not this girl. Not today.

I raced to her before the man made his move. “Are you okay?”

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About the Author

Tasha Hutchison resides in Texas where she owns and operates Wordy Writer, LLC to help other authors with their writing journeys.

Tasha discovered her love for books at a young age when she would read with her mother before bedtime. Her love for writing was actually realized when her mother used writing as a tool to refocus her dramatic moments in more creative ways.
Since then, writing has never been optional for Author Tasha Hutchison. Like eating and breathing, it’s something integral to her existence.

Broken Petals is Tasha’s first novel with a focus of giving readers hope in any situation in an unforgettable way.

 

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#BookTour “Bee Movie (The Beluga Stein Mysteries Book 1)” by Wendy W. Webb

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Welcome to the book tour for cozy mystery, Bee Movie by Wendy W. Webb. Read on for more!

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Bee Movie (The Beluga Stein Mysteries Book 1)

Publication Date: March 30th, 2022

Genre: Cozy Mystery/ Suspense/ Paranormal

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Beluga Stein is here, with her signature loud muumuus, pastel cigarettes, and hit-or-miss psychic ability. She and her feline familiar, Planchette, are ready for their closeups. Or are they?

Beluga is called to investigate paranormal activity and other strange events on the set of a low budget horror movie. But after a mysterious fire, an actor dressed in a bee costume is found hoisted high in the air by a crane. Is the set haunted? Or are the supernatural stirrings and death the result of special effects?

From the dark screening room to the madcap SFX warehouse and scary set itself, Beluga and Planchette are there as reluctant cast members. But even a bit part in this film could be murder.

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Production Manager’s Notes

Shooting on set of Bee Mine delayed yet another day due to unforeseen circumstances of boom falling on antenna of actor playing part of giant bee. Actor sustained minor injury (covered by insurance), antenna sent to SFX department for surgical repair (not covered by insurance), boom operator yet to be found after his exit from soundstage, screaming, “It’s a ghost. It’s a ghost.”

Budget overrun in Craft Services department. Snack Head places blame on Beluga Stein.

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Wendy Webb (aka Wendy W Webb) has published dark fantasy short stories and supernatural-humor murder mystery novels over many years. After a hiatus for far too long as a professor of emergency management and as a disaster responder, she welcomes the return to fiction writing. She adores her husband; two dogs, one of which turns on iTunes whenever Wendy leaves her office; dry red wine; theatre; and travel as long as she doesn’t see anymore ghosts.

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#CoverReveal “The Syren’s Mutiny” by Jessica S. Taylor

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Check out this cover!!! Syren’s Mutiny by Jessica S. Taylor, will be released this fall and I can’t wait!

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The Syren’s Mutiny

Expected Publication Date: November 9th, 2022

It’s frightful bad luck to have a woman aboard.”

Brigid knew the superstition, but when her father tried to marry her off, she had no choice but to stowaway on a ship bound for Bhodheas. When she’s discovered and discarded, her fate seems sealed…until she’s saved by the ocean and its queen.

Transformed into a syren and given new life, Brigid now has the power to seek revenge on those who wronged her.

Caelum has spent his entire life trying to help those who couldn’t help themselves. After years suffering the cruelty of his pirate father, saving others from a similar fate was ingrained in him. But when he’s unable to save a young girl from being thrown overboard for hiding away, he’s devastated.

Until one day, when he’s thrown into the water by unforeseen forces, he comes face to face with the past, and maybe, with his future.

But there’s a darkness lurking on the seas they both call home. And Caelum and Brigid have no idea just how intertwined their stories really are.

Content Warning:

This book contains dark and adult themes. Possible trigger warnings include: violence, drowning, death, dismemberment, torture, brief/non-explicit references to child kidnapping and deaths, mentions of past domestic violence, mild sexual content, and mentions of arranged marriages.

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Jessica was born and raised in Kentucky, but has been moving with the waves and is currently residing in southern Maine with her husband and cat, Nebula. Jessica’s love of reading and writing began at a young age with the help of her grandmother and her local library, and she hasn’t looked back since. Similarly, her love for pirates, mermaids, and all things fantasy have only grown more intense with time.

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#BookSale 50% Off! “Love and the Lawless: A Love Africa Press Collection”

 

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Meet the antiheroes of the Love Africa Press collections:
Dauntless and indomitable, brutal and lethal, these dark heroes take no prisoners in their quests for retribution. And when love shines a light into their lives, they will protect their beloveds no matter the costs.

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PURPLE AND WHITE by Emem Bassey
Rono is a vigilante mafia prince with a dangerous plan to avenge his father’s death.

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A marriage of convenience between these two could solve their problems. But what happens when love complicates matters and betrayal rears its ugly head?

THE MESSENGER by Julie Onoh
Innocent Odion has never fully understood the meaning of the word ‘’Upside-Down’’ until her simple life takes a dark tumble into the gangster underworld.
Now her innocence is wielded as a dangerous weapon in a world of masterful cunning.

In a dangerous race against time, the hunted becomes the hunter. She must fight for her family and for love.

TEMENOS by Obinna Obioma
A bloodthirsty assassin on the loose, a website that cannot be hacked, and double locks on every door.

DSS Agent Lisa’s primary objective is to find the vigilante behind the ritualistic murders. But her quest to unmask the evasive enemy might cost her everything including the love of her life.

HONOUR by Kiru Taye
A selfless act costs Kane everything and earns him a prison sentence. A power show gains him freedom and entry into the Yadili underworld. Family, loyalty and honour are all within his grasp.

Including Sahara, the daughter of his boss, who reminds him of the love he lost and she’s totally off limits. A forbidden desire could cost him everything again, including his life.

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#New “A Killing Rain (A Raven Burns Tale)” by Faye Snowden

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Dark, Southern gothic tale of homicide detective Raven Burns, with a complicated past and a desperate case to solve. Black Girls Lit recommends the first book, A Killing Fire “to crime fiction and mystery lovers and fans of Ruth Ware and Gillian Flynn.”

“Full-bodied and dynamic characters carry this one along a mystery, tying a brutal past with a bloody present that will keep you guessing right up to the finale.” — Unnerving Magazine on Book 1 in the series.

After former homicide Raven Burns returns to Byrd’s Landing, Louisiana to begin a new life, she soon finds herself trapped by the old one when her nephew is kidnapped by a ruthless serial killer, and her foster brother becomes the main suspect. To make matters worse, she is being pursued by two men— one who wants to redeem her soul for the murder Raven felt she had no choice but to commit, and another who wants to lock her away forever.

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#New “Happy 4th of July Murder (A Reporter Roland Bean Cozy Mystery)” by Rachel Woods

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Barbecue, festive cocktails, fireworks and … a dead body?

During a 4th of July beach party, reporter Roland “Beanie” Bean enjoys the display of firecrackers exploding into the night sky — until he hears three bangs that sound more like gunshots than Roman candles.

Later, when Beanie trips over a dead body in the sand dunes, he realizes he was right. Someone used the booming explosions of fireworks to cover up a murder!

Covering the case, Beanie discovers a slew of suspects: A dangerous bookie. A bitter ex-girlfriend. And a strange man with ominous ties to the dead man’s past.

Beanie is determined to get the truth even though his sleuthing makes him the target of a demented killer.

Happy 4th of July Murder is a holiday cozy murder mystery novel. With lots of clues and red herrings, it features plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end!

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#BlogTour “Dead Drift (A Whitewater Thriller)” by Kelly Romo

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Two teenage girls on the run with fake IDs and a beater car…what could go wrong?

Emmy has always been impulsive. She is no longer a minor and has aged out of foster care. When her best friend, Amber, is the target of a perverted uncle who lives in the basement of her group home, they plan her escape.

They head for Canada, where Amber will be safe, and the foster care system can no longer control their lives. When they come across a whitewater rafting brochure, they decide to take a detour for one last adventure before leaving the country. Emmy and Amber have no idea it will be a decision that will forever change their fates.

The rafting town is so far in the middle of nowhere that Emmy’s car radio catches nothing but static. They consider turning around until a truck pulls up, loaded with hot whitewater rafting guides and rubber rafts–just the fun they were looking for. Ignoring every instinct, they turn off the pavement and follow the truck down an isolated dirt road. They end up in Lodell, the town where a girl went missing the previous summer…and she will not be the last.

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 Author Bio Kelly Romo

Kelly Romo grew up in California but has lived in Oregon for over twenty-five years. She teaches writing, literature, and social studies. She is the mother of three grown children: Brittany, Brennan, and Ryan. She is an avid outdoorswoman who loves to kayak, hike, and fish. DEAD DRIFT is Kelly’s third novel. She also has two historical fiction novels; WHISTLING WOMEN (2015) and WHEN SORROW TAKES WING (2021).

 

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#Excerpt “No Such Thing as Goodbye” by Karmen Spiljak

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A spy with a criminal past. A dark family secret. Freedom at the cost of betrayal.

To escape her mobster family, Toni fakes her own death, but before she can start anew in Mexico City, she’s pulled into a world of spies and deadly secrets. Her new life crumbles when she discovers her boss is keeping secrets of his own.

When word gets around that Toni’s brother is on his way to Mexico, she fears the worst –  he wants to hunt her down. Cornered and with nowhere to turn, Toni must decide: will she run once more, or will she risk her life for a chance of freedom?

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That night, I couldn’t sleep. Whenever I began drifting away, something pulled me back. A thought, a noise on the stairs, a question I couldn’t answer. My left eyelid wouldn’t stop twitching.

Had I made a mistake not telling Carl who I was? Would he have trusted the sister of a well-known Dutch criminal? What would he have said when he found out I cooked Jimmy’s books and faked my own death?

Around 2 a.m., my phone buzzed. I hoped it was Carl and that he’d changed his mind, but it was only my email with new Google alerts. As soon as I saw my brother’s name something tightened around my chest.

Jimmy’s gym to expand overseas.

I tapped on the link. The article included a large photo of my brothers. Jimmy in the front, rock-star-like, in his white V-neck T-shirt and leather jacket, his hair darkened by gel, his blue eyes interrogating the viewer. Behind him was Nino, wearing a dark blue suit and a stern expression on his face. His forehead was wrinkled, his lips pressed together, his big brown eyes pensive, distant.

I scanned the text, blood thumping in my ears.

Giovanni (30) and Antonio Morretti (25), owners of Jimmy’s Gym, expect to double their profits over the next five years by merging with a Latin American cross-fit partner. Due to the recent death of their sister, their success is bitter-sweet. Antonia Morretti (25), who died in an accident while on holiday, was the financial manager of Jimmy’s Gym. Antonio Morretti stated: ‘My sister would have been proud that we went ahead with the deal. It was her idea.’

I couldn’t help but laugh, reading Jimmy’s thoughts about me. Proud isn’t the word I’d ever use to describe my role in the business. The fact that Jimmy held things back wasn’t unusual. He liked to keep things under control and feed us bits and pieces which he deemed necessary. Still, it was odd that things happened so fast.

The other alert was from the Dutch yellow press.

Love at first sight?

I clicked it open. The photo showed Nino holding hands with a young woman. Her long auburn hair fell over her flimsy dress. Their hands were touching and though she was looking down, her whole face was glowing with admiration. Something in my gut twisted.

According to the text, they’d met recently, at a party. She couldn’t have been much older than eighteen. For her sake, I hoped this was going to be a short affair. If it lasted, Jimmy would make sure Nino took sides. Otherwise, he’d take care of things himself. Just like he had with Mila.

Would this ever change?

I thought leaving my life and family behind would help me make a fresh start, except each new step only proved I could never shed my skin or be someone else. Even if I tried to imagine a new life, the threat of being discovered, of my brothers finding out I was alive, would always be there. Did people like me deserve a new start?

I shut my eyes and let my mind sink into the darkness. My thoughts rushed back, to the moment that defined our lives, and tightened the bonds that could never be broken.

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Author Bio

Karmen Špiljak is a Slovenian-Belgian writer of suspense, horror, and speculative fiction.

Her short fiction has been awarded and anthologised. Her thriller, ‘No Such Thing as Goodbye’, was shortlisted and received an honourable mention at ‘The Black Spring Crime Fiction Prize 2020’.

She lives in Sao Paulo with her husband, two mischievous cats and an undefined number of literary characters.

Find out more on www.karmens.net

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#New “Rivals at Love Creek (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Book 1)” by Michelle Lindo-Rice

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Her biggest rival

Is also her greatest temptation…

Shanna Jacobs has ambitions to be the next superintendent. But when a cheating scandal rocks her school, she’s put under the supervision of her sexy ex, Lynx Harrington. Also a school principal, Lynx has his eye on the same job. Working to clear an accused cheater’s name—albeit a beautiful one—only complicates the plan. But their attraction is undeniable. And Shanna’s kisses are a perfect ten. Maybe their fledgling partnership will make the grade after all?

From Harlequin Special Edition: Believe in love. Overcome obstacles. Find happiness.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Book 1: Rivals at Love Creek
Book 2: Cinderella’s Last Stand

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