#BookSale “Always Believe in Love (Emerson Book 4)” by Maureen Driscoll

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Nicholas Chilcott is the Earl of Layton, though his biological father was actually the late Earl of Ridgeway. When Nick’s cousin Simon challenges him for the title, Nick must travel to the coastal village of Weymouth to uncover secrets from the past. But, instead, he finds the woman he wants to build his future with.

Kate Winston serves as the church archivist, while trying to evade the unwanted advances of the new vicar. When a handsome earl comes to town on a mission, she cannot resist helping him, though she has no desire to join his world in the ton.

As Nick and Kate work to find answers to the past, they discover a passion that neither can deny.

ADVISORY: ALWAYS BELIEVE IN LOVE is, technically, historical romance. But it is very light on the history and rather heavy on the passion. It has adult situations and graphic sexual content. You will not like this book if you don’t like those things. It does contain some information about fish. You might like that part of the story if you like fish.

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#AudioTour “Stealing Fire” by Susan Sloate

Author: Susan Sloate

Narrator: Mapuana Makia

Length: 11 hours 53 minutes

Publisher: Covfefe Press

Released: Sep. 23, 2020

Genre: Romance

In glittery 1980s Los Angeles, once-celebrated Broadway lyricist Beau Kellogg is disillusioned, unhappily married and yearning for one last musical hit, while he writes advertising jingles for quick money. Meanwhile, in New York, idealistic young singer, Amanda Harary, works a demanding day job at a charming West Side hotel. From their first fiery phone conversation, sparks fly, and when they begin to talk late at night, miracles begin to happen. They weren’t looking for each other but what they find together is a once-in-a-lifetime understanding, impossible joy, and piercing heartache…until they learn that some connections, however improbable, are meant to last forever. Stealing Fire is a story for romantics everywhere, who believe in the transformative power of love.

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Susan Sloate is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 20 published books, including 17 Y/A fiction and non-fiction books, and three full-length, mainstream adult novels. STEALING FIRE, a romance about 1980’s Broadway, was a #2 Amazon bestseller and was honored in the 2014 Readers’ Choice Book Awards. It was re-published in 2018 under her own publishing house imprint and was released as an audiobook in 2020. FORWARD TO CAMELOT (with Kevin Finn), a time-travel novel about the JFK assassination, became a #6 Amazon bestseller, took honors in 3 literary competitions and was optioned by a Hollywood company for film production. REALIZING YOU (with Ron Doades) introduced an entirely new genre–self-help FICTION. Her Ray Charles Y/A biography, FIND ANOTHER WAY!, won second prize in the 2007 Children’s Moonbeam Book Awards. Susan earned a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Southern California, while also taking classes in screenwriting and story analysis in their world-famous cinema school. She created the Writers Workshop in her hometown, bringing together playwrights, actors and directors to work collaboratively on original unproduced plays. She has managed two political campaigns, served on the Culture, Arts & Pride Commission of the Town of Mount Pleasant and has been featured in multiple volumes of WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA, WHO’S WHO IN ENTERTAINMENT and WHO’S WHO AMONG AMERICAN WOMEN. She lives outside Charleston, SC.

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Q & A with Mapuana Makia

How did you decide how each character should sound in this title?

Susan and I spoke beforehand on how Amanda and Beau should sound. I decide on the characters based on what the author describes the person as, a little bit of intuition and just playing around and having fun with it. We didn’t always agree on the character choices, so we came to a middle ground with some of them.

If you had the power to time travel, would you use it? If yes, when and where would you go?

Of course! I’d use time travel to bet on games, HaHa. I’d go to concerts of the deceased, Woodstock, Ancient Rome. I’d go to famous assassinations and take investigators with me and see if we could solve them.

How does audiobook narration differ from other types of voiceover work you’ve done?

I get to lean into my storytelling skills more with the Audiobook Narration. I am an actor by trade, so doing Audiobooks lets me help craft the storytelling with the author, and try to augment the storytelling they’ve already provided.

Do you read reviews for your audiobooks?

I would.

If so, which ones stand out to you most, positive or negative?

I haven’t seen any yet, but I’d think they would both provide insight into how I am perceived by listeners. Of course the positive ones would make me feel great, But I could learn from the negative ones as well.

Who is your “dream author” that you would like to record for?

I get to work with them here and now. I love working with authors and helping them get their stories out there. It’s very empowering.

If you could narrate one book from your youth what would it be and why?

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day. It was the first honest children’s book about how some days are gonna be crappy, and that’s okay.

What do you say to those who view listening to audiobooks as “cheating” or as inferior to “real reading”?

People are entitled to their opinion. I’d say that ingesting a story in whatever form a person chooses is up to them. Whether it is a Tv show, Movie, Audiobook, how wonderful it is to get to pick how someone interacts with a story. I like reading because it feels intimate and a personal play with imagination, I like audiobooks when I want to create the imagery in my head with the narrator, or driving or walking.

What bits of advice would you give to aspiring audiobook narrators?

Don’t let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do. Start now, work hard. It’s all make believe anyway.

What’s next for you?

I am narrating a series of books for Penguin Random House and Patagonia by Audrey Sutherland called PADDLING NORTH and PADDLING MY OWN CANOE. It’s a great read for nature and solo travelers.

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#BlogTour “Booze and Bullets (Brooklyn Brothers #3)” by Melanie Munton

Title: Booze & Bullets (Brooklyn Brothers #3) Author: Melanie Munton Genre: Romantic Suspense Release Date: November 3, 2020 Cover Designer: L.J. Anderson at Mayhem Cover Creations Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

We are the Rossetti’s. The exiled “sixth” family of the New York mafia. We’re the good guys. People don’t fear us…much. They respect us. The five of us? We’re the Brooklyn Brothers. And we protect what’s ours.

Lexi Kozlov is a spoiled brat. Rich. Entitled. And unfortunately, she’s now my wife. The marriage is part of a deal I struck with her father…the boss of the Russian mafia. Insane? Maybe. But the payoff could mean millions for my family. Marriage is just a contract anyway. We barely even have to speak to each other. Piece of cake, right?


Lexi is not what I bargained for. Her millions of Instagram followers see her as an international sex symbol, but I’m learning that she’s so much more. I should be relieved that she’s the bachelorette to my bachelor. I shouldn’t want to convince her to turn our fake marriage into a real one.

But when her life is threatened, you better believe I’m going to protect my wife, contract or no contract. Because this sham marriage is the most real thing I’ve ever had in my life.

And I’m not about to let anyone take that away from me.

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Take my mind off the bullshit, baby. God, she was a fucking vision. Outlined by orange and yellow radiance. Silhouetted by fire. Burnished in flames. My plan to relieve the tension in my neck had been to guzzle down about three glasses of whiskey, followed by some self-love in the shower later. Lexi’s idea was exponentially better. With pink-tinted cheeks, courtesy of her lingering buzz, she gifted me with the most subtly seductive, wildly erotic dance in the history of the world. If her willowy, feminine figure was carved into marble, like the Venus de Milo, people would come from all over the world just to behold its beauty. The way her curves rolled provocatively brought to mind the ivy that had wrapped itself around the columns at our Rovinj villa. Her petite nipples were clearly outlined through her thin cami, creating a salacious image. Those will be in my mouth tonight. She tipped her head back, letting all that shiny blond hair fall around her slender shoulders, a sultry grin gracing her sinful mouth. She swayed to the sounds of violin strings. The melody was maudlin—almost haunting—which only served to heighten the sexual charge energizing the space between us. “Lose the jeans,” I grated. I needed to see what delicate material was covering that ass. What had been in contact with her pussy all day, and what now shielded her femininity from me. What would become sodden with her juices, soaked in her scent, if I sucked those distended tips into my mouth. And what I would rip to fucking pieces if I decided to impale her with my cock right here on this chair. I needed her to show me. As I wondered whether or not she would obey my command, she seemed to be contemplating the same question. Then, miraculously, her slim fingers slid down her torso and opened her button. Next came the zipper. Then she took her sweet time slipping the painted-on jeans over her hips and down her thighs. As much as I appreciated the sensual way she moved every inch of that body, it was proving torturous to my self-control. My fingers dug into the armrest. “Get them the fuck off already.” Her mouth curved, her eyes half-lidded. “You didn’t specify how I should lose the jeans.” “As fast as goddamn possible. She finally stepped out of them and kicked them away. Just like the cami, her microscopic panties were silky with a lace trim. Only these were black as the midnight sky, while her cami was a pretty ivory. Another enigma. On top was guileless innocence. Down below was confident siren. But in that moment, all of Lexi was wanton and willing. “Show me your ass,” I demanded. “I want to see how it looks in those little fuck-me panties. Let me see what’s been filling out those jeans so well.”

A coy smile touched the edges of her mouth as she rotated her hips and presented her back to me. As if anticipating my next command, she automatically lifted the cami a couple of inches so I could see everything.

I sucked in a breath. “There it is.”

Her cheeks spilled out the bottom, exposing matching dimples on the undersides that begged for my tongue to lave and my teeth to nip. This woman’s entire backside just needed to be sampled. When she bent over slightly, sticking it up in the air, I was teased with an image of her bent over my pool table, those firm, rounded cheeks cradling my dick as I drove it brutally hard into her. And the overall shape of it… “It’ll be a perfect fit for my hands,” I murmured. “With those long legs, it’s at just the right height.” For a good, rough pounding. That prompted her to give it a little shake. I chuckled darkly. She had no idea what beastly urges she was provoking inside me. No idea how quickly the tether leashing my restraint could snap if she pushed far and hard enough. Balancing herself on her toes, like a graceful, naughty ballerina—enigma—she turned back to me. Her skin would be warm from the fire. Bet I could give her goosebumps if I placed my cool lips on the heated flesh of her neck, or the swell of her breasts. I crooked my finger at her. “Bring that over to me.” She bit her bottom lip. “What will you do when I get there?” I chose honesty. “Destroy you.” Her breath hitched. My eyebrow went up. “Scared?” Her sumptuous lips parted. “Intrigued.” I spread my legs invitingly. “Prove it.”

Melanie grew up in a small town in rural Missouri. After marrying her husband, she decided she wanted to try coastal life because why not? A few months later, they moved to North Carolina where she discovered her passion for writing, and they never looked back. They are now enjoying life with their beautiful daughter in Savannah, GA and loving every minute with their little Georgia peach.

Melanie’s other passion is traveling and seeing the world. With anthropology degrees under their belts, she and her husband have made it their goal in life to see as many archaeological sites around the world as possible.

She has a horrible food addiction to pasta and candy (not together…ew). And she gets sad when her wine rack is empty.

At the end of the day, she is a true romantic at heart. She loves writing the cheesy and corny of romantic comedies, and the sassy and sexy of suspense. She aims to make her readers swoon, laugh out loud, maybe sweat a little, and above all, fall in love.




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#BookBlitz “Destination Callao” by David Adamson Harper

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Historical Fiction


Date Published: October 2020

Publisher: AjijicBooks Publishing


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All good historical novels have a fascinating story written around a real event in history. In DESTINATION CALLAO the author has taken two separate historical events and woven them together into a thrilling story that has all the elements of adventure, romance and enough saber rattling to more than satisfy those with a taste for action, including a duel with cutlasses and a deadly ambush.


The year is 1851 and Conor Fitzgerald, a former Midshipman in the Royal Navy having passed his Lieutenant’s Examination fins he cannot get a Navy commission. He obtains a position as second mate on a merchant sailing ship that is heading for Callao, Peru, with a party of 180 Irish immigrants. To get to Callao the ship Louisa has to sail around Cape Horn in winter when it runs into more than just bad weather.


They arrive in Callao where the immigrants plans to set up a farming community are set back when they find that disease is rampant and they lose many in their number.Conor decides to stay in Callao where he goes to work for a Scottish ship chandler.


When the famous Italian freedom fighter Giuseppe Garibaldi arrives in Peru in October 1851 he and Conor become friends but Garibaldi has enemies from his previous military encounters and none greater than the French. The French colony in Lima tries to humiliate him and when that doesn’t work they set out to kill him. Conor finds himself drawn into these events and is forced to fight for his own life while trying to work out his future and his marriage prospects.






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After graduating from HMS Worcester Naval College in England, David Adamson Harper spent five years at sea as a deck/navigating officer. The latter two years in the Far East were the inspiration for his first book KWANGCHOW. After leaving the sea David joined the Grace Line in New York as a management trainee. He spent the rest of his long career in the maritime industry and worked all over the world in various executive positions.



He retired in 2008 and moved to Mexico to become a writer. Together with wife Susan and dog Bess he lives on the north shore of Lake Chapala in the village of Ajijic. The lake is 5,000 feet above sea level in the Sierra Nevada mountains and the climate there is considered to be the best in the world, neither too hot in the summer nor too cold in the winter.


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#BookBlitz “The Wall” by Ted Takashima

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The Refugees’ Path to a New Republic


Political Thriller, Action Thriller

Date Published: October 2020

Publisher: Museyon


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Captain Jadon Green has been labeled the Border Butcher after a terrible tragedy between the US military and illegal immigrants forcing their entrance into the United States of America at the Mexico border wall. Resigned to a life of misery and loneliness after losing not only his military career to a dishonorable discharge but also his family after his wife left him taking their daughter with her, Jadon is offered the chance to redeem himself in the eyes of the world and his family. His new mission is to lead a Revolutionary Army and found Nueva Cordova, a Central American country where no citizen will ever have to flee. Along with Professor Luis Escárcega—Cordova’s only hope for rebirth—and his daughter, Penelope, Jadon’s mission is on the brink of success when a bullet threatens to destroy it all. Will Nueva Cordova become a reality?




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“We were impressed with The Wall . . . Using a fascinating and sophisticated blend of socioeconomic and humanitarian issues, author Tetsuo Ted Takashima gives readers much to think about within an otherwise entertaining action thriller.” —Best Thrillers


“The Wall is a powerful story of nation-building and changing hearts and minds. It will prove an attractively absorbing saga for any thriller reader who likes politics embedded in the actions and changing purposes of leaders and followers. The close inspection of the roots and minds of refugees creates an added dimension of understanding not present in most other genre reads.” —D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review


“. . . earnest mash-up of politics and espionage set in the near future . . .” —Publishers Weekly


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After working as a scientist for the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Ted Takashima moved to California, where he studied at the University of California. He has published more than thirty novels in the action/thriller/suspense/mystery genres in Japan. His novels include the action thriller Intruder, which won the 1999 Suntory Mystery Award, and Pandemic (2010), which foretold the global spread of COVID-19 in 2020.




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#PreOrder “The Other Side of Blue” by Anna Bloom

The Other Side of Blue

by Anna Bloom

Once Blue was all she wanted, first kisses and forbidden desires. Once Lyra was his only hope when the rest of the world had turned their back.

At college four years later, things have changed. Lyra is a star in the making. Jack has become a cruel and cold echo of the person he once was.

Between them lies a web of secrets and regrets.

But some things never change… can they resist one another, or will the call of their twisted love story finally break them both?

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What they are saying:

“By the time I’d finished reading, I wanted to tattoo Blue over my heart.” Angel Devlin

“Prepare for a love story that will make your heart ache.” Nikki Ashton

“Beautifully written, both sensitive and seductive, her words will wrap you up and take you on a wonderful journey, that when it ends will leave you wanting – no demanding more, more of Jack & Lyra.” Goodreads reviewer

“I got pulled into this story so fast. The secrets, the mystery, the how’s and whys. The sexual chemistry was a huge attraction as well, lets not forget. SOOOOO GOOD!” The Dragon Den Book Blog

“Amazing story, wonderful character building and such an a-hole anti-hero in Jack!!
Blue, Green, bring on the damn rainbow!!”