#BookBlitz “A Rose for Grandma (A Journey Through Alzheimer’s)” by Christiana Egi

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A Journey Through Alzheimer’s

Children’s Book

 

Date Published: April 14, 2021

Publisher: ‎ MindStir Media

Annie loves spending time with her grandparents; they’re some of her favorite people. One day she notices Grandma acting a bit strangely, and Annie learns that her warm, creative, loving grandma has Alzheimer’s Disease. Although at first Annie is worried, as she learns more about dementia, she makes up her mind to help Grandma in any way she can.

About the Author

Christiana Egi wrote A Rose for Grandma as part of an ongoing effort to eradicate the stigma around dementia and mental illness. She spent 10 years of her 34-year nursing career working in the crisis unit of Canada’s largest psychiatric hospital and owns and operates Alexis Lodge Retirement Residence, Memory Care Facilities in Toronto, Canada. She believes in treating everyone with love, respect and dignity, and she has a passion for helping families and individuals as they adjust to the changes that often come with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Christiana is a woman of faith who uses her belief as a guide as she and her staff provide daily care to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. This is her first children’s book.

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#BookBlitz “As Above, So Below” by Jennifer D. Bokal

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Paranormal Romance, Seasoned Romance, Holiday Romance, Adventure Romance

 

Release Date: October 20, 2021

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

A search for information about his grandfather’s mysterious death leads Army physician, Carter Balan, to the town of Ancient Oaks.

Fiona Moon has a secret. Her magical abilities have been fading since her 40th birthday and with Halloween only a week away, the witch fears that her powers are gone for good.

When Carter walks into her bookshop, Fiona knows exactly who he is—the first boy she ever kissed. Carter has no memory of Fiona or the fact he comes from a long line of vampire hunters. When a vampire is discovered in the woods Fiona and Carter must work together to destroy the creature. Can Carter recover his stolen memories before it’s too late? Will he accept his family history and pick up where his grandfather left off? Can Fiona find a way to harness her powers and save the town?

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We have a visitor,” said Lana. “He’s handsome and a mortal.”

Mortal?” Fiona rose to her feet. “No way. The spell that hides Ancient Oaks is too strong.”

Lana pulled Fiona to the window. A set of wings were tucked into the fairy’s back. “See.”

Standing on the sidewalk, a man looked at the bookstore. His gaze drifted to Fiona, who gawked at him from the window. Smiling, he gave a small wave. As if a thousand butterflies had been let loose, her middle filled with fluttering.

Was there something about the man?

Does he look familiar to you?” Fiona asked Lana. “No, but I can be his new best friend.”

The man strode through the bookshop’s door and

Fiona’s fingers began to tingle.

May I help you?” she asked.

And if she can’t,” Lana interjected. “I can.”

The man had the good manners to laugh, not leer. “I

visited Ancient Oaks years ago with my grandfather.” He inhaled. “He met with people in this store. I know it’s a long shot, but would anyone remember him?”

Her interest was piqued. “What’s your grandfather’s name?”

Rupert Balan.”

The frenzied fluttering in her belly ceased. If this man was the grandson of Rupert Balan, it meant one thing. The man was Carter Balan—the first boy Fiona ever kissed.

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About the Author

Jennifer D. Bokal penned her first book at age eight. An early lover of the written word, she decided to follow her passion and become a full-time writer. From then on, she didn’t look back. She earned a master of arts in creative writing from Wilkes University and became a member of the Romance Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. She has authored several short stories, novellas and poems. Winner of the Sexy Scribbler in 2015, Jennifer is the author of the Ancient World Historical series the Champions of Rome and the Harlequin Romantic Suspense series, Rocky Mountain Justice and the connected series, Rocky Mountain Justice: Wyoming Nights. Jennifer is the author of Coltons Secret History, Book 3 in the Coltons of Kansas series and Coltons Internal Affair, Book 9 in the Coltons of Grave Gulch series—also from Harlequin Romantic Suspense. Happily married to her own Alpha Male for more 25 years, she enjoys writing stories that explore the wonders of love. Jen and her manly husband live in upstate New York with their three beautiful daughters, two very spoiled dogs, and a kitten that aspires to one day become a Chihuahua.

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#BookTour “Ékleipsis: the Abyss” by Tamel Wino

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Welcome to the book tour for Ékleipsis: The Abyss by Tamel Wino. I cannot think of a better book to read for Halloween! Read on for details and a chance to win signed copies of both installments of the Ékleipsis anthologies!

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Ékleipsis: the Abyss

Expected Publication Date: October 29th, 2021

Genre: Horror/ Anthology

Ékleipsis: The Abyss is the second short story collection by the award-winning author.

Tales of depravation and insanity are woven together with unrelenting style and depth, scrutinizing human nature’s degeneration when compromised by tragic, vicious circumstances.

These complex, wretched individuals and the irremediable conditions they are desperate to claw out of—or into—invoke the unfathomable question: What devastation are we truly capable of when left with no way out but down . . . into the obscurity of the abyss?

It is at times appalling, strange and outright frightening, but Wino’s way with character development is outstanding. The display of artistic creativity and character creation really sets “Èkleipsis: The Abyss” apart in the field of short story collections.”
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“The stories are well-packaged and generally have the feel of watching a syndicated crime drama. Fans of this form of entertainment will likely enjoy these well-crafted stories about everyday people whose lives are shattered by lunatics.”
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“Wino’s writing is vivid, unsettling and filled with brilliant hints that contribute to the exhilaration of its pacing. Ékleipsis: The Abyss is a clever and creative horror offering worth checking out.”

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” Tamel really captured that essence of society and the dark side of people. Readers will appreciate the dark undertones of this horror anthology. Ekleipsis: the Abyss will surprise you more that you can imagine.”

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Tamel Wino is a Canadian fiction writer from the resplendent British Columbia whose works focus largely on degeneration of sanity and morality. He studied Health Sciences and Psychology, which only furthered his interest in human nature.

With inspirations including Alice Munro, Joe Hill, Stephen King, Margaret Atwood and Edgar Allan Poe; Tamel’s expositions are strongly grounded in traditions of dark fiction. Yet, with his bold narrative voice and incisive plot construction, Wino is paving a new movement within the space.

When he’s not reading or scribbling away on his laptop, Tamel loves listening to jazz, rewatching good ol’ classic shows and traveling.

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#BookTour “Cut and Run” by Annabelle Lewis

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Welcome to the book tour for Annabelle Lewis’s novel, Cut and Run. The perfect thriller for the spooky season!

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Cut and Run

Publication Date: August 14th, 2021

Genre: Contemporary Thriller

Their story continues . . .

The four Boston clairvoyants, blessed—or cursed—with special powers, must fight a ruthless enemy and stop injustice. In Dead Cat, Run, the Sisters of Fate drove them together, but at what cost? The God Apollo wasn’t playing around. He’s still dead set on vengeance.

Sinister forces will have a wicked agenda. An energy grab, a mineral rights war, and deadly mercenaries create a mortally serious game. But the psychics’ sibylline abilities aside, they’re only human. At least three of them are. (What’s up with that?)

Can they stop the killers? And who will survive?

An energetic contemporary thriller, Cut and Run will have you on the edge of your seat as the dance between good and evil resumes.

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Annabelle Lewis is a pseudonym for the author who lives in Minneapolis with her husband, children, and a wild thug of a dog who sleeps beside her. A multi-genre writer and publisher of 9 novels to date, her humorous mystery caper books have a theme – taking down the bad guy. Villains beware! She also writes a scathing blog and highly entertaining monthly newsletter.

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#ReleaseBlitz “Daring the Duke” by Charlie Lane

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The Debutante Dares Series, Book One

Historical Romance, Regency Romance

 

Date Published: October 28, 2021

Publisher: WOLF Publishing

In this Regency romance by Charlie Lane, a London season of scandalous dares forces a lady and her duke to see that perfect isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

 

A redheaded bluestocking in desperate need of a wealthy husband.

A handsome duke looking for the perfect duchess.

And a dare that shows that opposites may not only attract but can be so much more.

 

Lady Tabitha Hampton has the memory of an elephant. Her sharp brain locks everything away tight as a trunk in an attic. But this talent fails to help the twenty-seven-year-old bluestocking attract the attention of a single wealthy suitor. And she needs one. With three sisters of marriageable age, a sickly father, and a series of bad investments draining their dowries, Tabitha’s marriage could save or ruin her entire family.

 

The Duke of Collingford needs a wife, but not just any one will do. Arthur’s future duchess must be perfect in every way—fair of face, impeccable manners, with enough social influence to impact his parliamentary projects. When he joins the whirl of the London season, the duke finds an insufferable, redheaded wallflower instead.

 

Tabitha insists she can be the perfect duchess, if he’ll only give her the chance. Arthur agrees to test her abilities, but she tests his control. And one taste of her lips is enough to make him embrace chaos.

 

Opposites may attract, but can they cooperate? Or will they lose everything, including their hearts?

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About The Author

Charlie Lane traded in academic databases and scholarly journals for writing steamy Regency romcoms like the ones she’s always loved to read. Her favorite authors are Jane Austen (who else?), Toni Morrison, William Blake, Julia Quinn, and Maya Rodale.

Charlie writes unique stories with unconventional characters who push against the rigid restrictions of their society. Officially, Charlie has a Ph.D. in literature with a focus on the nineteenth-century novel and children’s literature and answers to Professor. Unofficially, she’s a high-flying circus-obsessed acrobat, with an emphasis on two-tail silks and answers to Muscles Magee. She lives with her own Colonel Brandon, two little dudes, and a furry fella in East Tennessee.

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#BookReview “Mercy Creek” by M.E. Browning

October 11 – November 5, 2021 Tour

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5/5 Stars!

The opening of Mercy Creek is chilling as it shows how easily an eleven-year-old girl can go missing, even in the midst of a summer fair.

Did young Lena Flores run away or was she kidnapped? Suspicions run high for both options, but hometown Detective Jo Wyatt doesn’t believe the child ran away. However, a difficult investigation is complicated even more by the child’s divorced parents, Tilda and Lucero, and their contentious relationship with Jo going back decades to their teens.

As if that isn’t enough, add in Lena’s older sister, Marisa, who was supposed to be with Lena at the fair.  Four years older, Marisa was vain and selfish and a wannabe social media influencer. Had she taken her duties more seriously, Lena might never have gone missing. Also, her distant relationship with the truth didn’t help the investigation.

Finding Lena is only one arc of this slow burn, as it also delves into Jo’s relationships. With her former trainer and now partner, Squint; with her hard-nosed father and namesake who retired from the Echo Valley Police Department; with her coworkers who have more faith in her abilities than she does at times, and with longtime—and unavailable—friend, Aiden.

Fortunately, there is little of Jo’s past relationship with Cameron, the man she was passed over for a sergeant’s position, and her ex-husband. Could also have done without the new police chief who offers Jo a new sergeant’s position… more so for his benefit than hers. But every story needs its slime factor.

But it’s her past with Tilda and Lucero and the night that changed everything that stays at the forefront of Jo Wyatt’s mind. All three have different remembrances of what happened, with Jo being the bad guy. Even with their youngest child missing, not only are Tilda and Lucero less than cooperative with her, but both are outright rude. Tilda didn’t even try to hide her contempt, and Lucero was toxic. Jo swallowed it all though and stayed professional. She’s better than me.

It goes without saying I’m a Jo Wyatt fan. Whether it’s an inherent ability or an inherited trait from her father, Jo was meant to be a cop. She’s a no-nonsense investigator who finds clues when there are none and gleans the truth from what is not said. I love that she is a strong female character, but even more so, I admire her for being an amazing investigator. She may not take herself too seriously, but Jo Wyatt is one-hundred-percent serious about her job, and do not make the mistake of getting in her way.

Like Shadow Ridge, this amazing read is not short on plot twists and emotions. The author does a great job of distraction and misdirection during the search for a missing child and the person who took her. And while I highly recommend book 1 of Jo’s story, Mercy Creek can be read as a full standalone.

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In an idyllic Colorado town, a young girl goes missing—and the trail leads into the heart and mind of a remorseless killer.

The late summer heat in Echo Valley, Colorado turns lush greenery into a tinder dry landscape. When a young girl mysteriously disappears, long buried grudges rekindle. Of the two Flores girls, Marisa was the one people pegged for trouble. Her younger sister, Lena, was the quiet daughter, dutiful and diligent—right until the moment she vanished.

Detective Jo Wyatt is convinced the eleven-year-old girl didn’t run away and that a more sinister reason lurks behind her disappearance. For Jo, the case is personal, reaching far back into her past. But as she mines Lena’s fractured family life, she unearths a cache of secrets and half-lies that paints a darker picture.

As the evidence mounts, so do the suspects, and when a witness steps forward with a shocking new revelation, Jo is forced to confront her doubts, and her worst fears. Now, it’s just a matter of time before the truth is revealed—or the killer makes another deadly move.

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Genre: Mystery

Published by: Crooked Lane Books

Publication Date: October 12th 2021

Number of Pages: 288

ISBN: 1643857622 (ISBN13: 9781643857626)

Series: A Jo Wyatt Mystery, Book 2 || Each mystery in the A Jo Wyatt Mystery series is a stand alone novel.

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#ReleaseTour “Bound (Honor Bound 12)” by Angel Payne

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Bound (Honor Bound 12) by USA Today bestselling author Angel Payne

Two of Angel Payne’s most beloved series collide for the first time in this sizzling new Duet

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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They’re on borrowed time. But is it a gift to be savored or a torture to endured?

Jayd Cimarron and Max Brickham gave themselves to each other during a night that was only supposed to be just that. But when the retrieval mission for Jayd turned into the rescue mission for Brick, their finite hours turned into an accidental extension in Jayd’s island kingdom.

But palm trees and Mediterranean breezes aren’t big enough erasers for their twisted challenges. Brick is a wanted man by nearly every law enforcement agency on the globe, and Jayd is still in the crosshairs of the ruthless renegade who wants her as his ticket into Arcadian politics. Jayd’s brothers don’t see Brick in any better light, especially after discovering he owns two high-end dungeons that cater to people’s hottest fantasies. Their edict is clear. The sooner Brick leaves Arcadia, the better.

Desire dictates other plans.

Brick and Jayd can’t ignore the soul-deep bond that draws their bodies—and hearts—closer. In the furnace of their passion, they have no choice about acknowledging the power of their bond: a connection that’s tested when Jayd disappears during a hostile invasion on Arcadia.

Until now, Brick thought his worst fears had already been faced and beaten. With the help of some trusted friends, he must dive to a new level of terror inside himself—because there, in his heart, is where he’ll find the way back to Jayd. The unbreakable bond of their invincible love.

Bared (Honor Bound 11) by USA Today bestselling author Angel Payne

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USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne has written for four publishing houses, and is also independently published. She loves to focus on high heat romance starring memorable alpha men and the women who love them.

She has numerous book series to her credit, including the Suited for Sin series, the Cimarron Saga, the Temptation Court series, the Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue), the Lords of Sin historicals, and the rebranded Honor Bound series, as well as several stand-alone titles.

Currently, she is serving as the Vice President of Romance Writers of America’s Passionate Ink Chapter.

She lives in Southern California with her soul-mate husband and beautiful daughter.

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#BookBlitz “Handle With Care” by A.N. Verebes

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Contemporary Romance/Erotic Romance

 

Date Published: 07-23-2021

What would you do if you had twenty minutes alone with your idol?

Gemma Fox is a self-confessed unlucky-in-love geek treating herself to a weekend at a pop-culture convention on Australia’s sunny Gold Coast.

Drawn there by the temptation of seeing her celebrity crush, Everett Rhodes, the last thing she expects is to wind up trapped in an elevator with him. Parting ways, Gemma has no reason to suspect that their paths will cross again. After all, he’s a celebrity. She’s just a fan who lives on the other side of the planet.

Besides, her life is not a rom-com. (At least, that’s what she keeps telling herself.)

However, life has other plans. And Everett -stupidly charming, frustratingly handsome Everett- is hard to resist.

But when things get complicated, Gemma and Everett are both faced with the same dilemma:

How can they make things work when they live in completely separate worlds?

 

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Anita (A.N.) Verebes is a daydreamer, writer, and author of the debut romance novel Handle With Care.

As a professional civil marriage celebrant, Anita makes a living telling other people’s love stories and celebrating real romance! Also armed with a Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Anita is a qualified -but not practising- High School English teacher who loves to read anything she can get her hands on, including fanfiction. (And, yes, she’s written her fair share of that, too.)

Living directly between Queensland’s sunny Gold and Sunshine coasts, Anita spends her days exploring the Great South East with her husband and their two rambunctious sons. When at home, she’s also a slave to two cats and one very spoilt Great Dane X.

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#ReleaseBlitz “No Way Out: BWWM Suspense (Going Nowhere Fast Book 4)” by M’Renee Allen

Title: No Way Out
Series: Going Nowhere Fast Series
Author: M’Renee Allen
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 27, 2021
They both want her and they’ll do anything to have her.
What they want is dark, disturbing, and slightly depraved. But that’s not going to stop her from giving in to their demands. Because she wants it just as much as they do.
As a hitwoman, Chelsi Novitski is no stranger to danger. However, she is a stranger to love. When she finally falls, she falls fast and hard. And Alex and Roman are there to catch her. With her men by her side, she believes she can overcome anything. But just when she thought it was safe to let love in, just when she thought it was safe to unleash her wildest fantasies, her world comes crashing down around her and she’s forced to make a tough decision. It’s a decision that will change her life forever. And no matter what choice she makes, she’ll end up losing someone she loves.
First, she has to decide who she loves more: Alex or Roman?
Warning: No Way Out contains scenes that may be triggering for some and it includes a MFM relationship.



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