#CoverReveal “Nowhere to Hide (Kayla Walsh Mystery Suspense Trilogy Book 1)” by Karen Randau

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A young woman embarks on a dangerous journey to bring a killer to justice.

Kayla is newly-engaged and excited to break the news to her parents during a visit for winter break before her final semester at Princeton. As she enters her family’s living room, a home invader shatters her life forever, ruthlessly killing her parents and putting her in a coma.

Two years later, she still remembers nothing of the attack, just that she kissed her fiancé goodbye before opening her family’s front door. Her fiancé thinks she’s dead and has moved on.

A suspicious house fire convinces Kayla it’s time to dump her witness protection program to embark on a dangerous quest to bring the murderer to justice. She and her best friend Martin follow clues that take them from the mountains of Arizona to Washington, D.C., straight into the killer’s lair. Will Kayla succeed in her quest, or will she and Martin fall victim to the ruthless assassin who stole everything Kayla loved?

Nowhere to Hide is the explosive first book in the Kayla Walsh Mystery Suspense trilogy. This fast-paced read is one you won’t want to put down from beginning to end. If you like the suspense of Willow Rose and the plot twists of Kendra Elliot, you will love Karen Randau’s clever, nail-biting Kayla Walsh series.

Releases January 4, 2022

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About Karen RandauKaren Randau

A native of the American southwest, Karen authors mysteries, suspense, thrillers with plenty of intrigue, actions, and twists with a dash of romance. Her protagonists are strong women with the grit to take matters into their own hands. She the outdoors, baking, and her family.

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#CoverReveal “The Devil You Know: Until You Don’t” by Monique Singleton

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“Lucifer meets Dexter meets Dan Brown.”

A rogue priest joins forces with the devil to bring down a terrifying religious conspiracy and free humanity from abject slavery after death.

When Heaven becomes the door to Hell, the only one you can turn to is the Devil. We were promised Heaven in the afterlife, as long as we believed in God and in the word of the Bible. We were good Christians. We took care of our fellow men. We deserved paradise. What we got was eternal slavery. Our souls reincarnated into another world where we are sold to the highest bidder and forced to work until we died yet again. And all of this was sanctioned by powers high up in the Church. Worse even, they are the conduit that makes this possible.

Who do we pray to now?

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Monique Singleton is a USA Today and International Bestselling author of dark Urban Fantasy. She lives and works in a small village in the south of Holland. A Brit by birth, she has travelled extensively and finally settled down in Holland. In addition to her writing, Monique also holds a job as an IT business consultant. She lives with her two big dogs, two horses and two cats. The cats are the boss.

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#BookTour “Keepers of the Gate” by E. Denise Billups

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In 1779 Kanadasaga, Sullivan’s Expedition torches a Seneca village and many others, destroying the Iroquois Confederacy. Awakened from sleep, Pilan and Teka flee their blazing longhouse into the woodlands. After a soldier’s bullet thwarts their escape, Pilan vows to meet his beloved Teka again in another life.

Two hundred years later in present-day Geneva, New York, historical relics rise. Twilight Ends, a grand Victorian bed-and-breakfast run by the Newhouse family, sits on the property the Iroquois village used to thrive on.

After Twilight Ends’ long-standing matriarch Tessa Newhouse dies, her daughter and granddaughter, Skylar and Twyla, discover two artifacts under the maple tree in the backyard, and an ancient mystery as old as time begins to unravel.

But will they have the courage to follow the path their ancestors did?

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Denise Billups is an author with a rare mixture of southern and northern charm. She was born in Monroeville, Alabama, and raised in New York City, where she has worked in finance and as a freelance columnist and currently resides. A multi-genre author of fiction, she has published four novels—Keepers of the Gate: Twilight Ends (Book 1), Kalorama Road, Chasing Victoria, and By Chance. She has also written several supernatural short stories, including Off the Grid, Ravine Lereux: Unearthing A Family Curse, The Playground, and Rebound. As an avid reader of magical realism, mystery, suspense, and supernatural novels, she was greatly influenced by authors in these genres.

Currently, she is working on book two of her trilogy, Twilight Ends, a paranormal historical fiction, and book two of Simone Doucet Series to be released in 2022.

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#Excerpt “Princess and Country” by Emmanuelle Snow

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Her best friend and his brother.

A passion that can’t be shared.

A record deal that will bring her all over the world.

And one fateful night.

Country superstar Dahlia Ellis is sweet, leveled-headed, and passionate.

When she finds herself loved by both her best friend and his brother, Dahlia must find a way to come to terms with her own feelings without leaving too many broken heart’s pieces behind.

Despite her best intentions, Dahlia will be sucked into a tornado of love and loss that will hurt her and the people she loves the most.

One night will change the rest of her life.

One night will shatter everything she’s ever known.

And one encounter will give her the courage to dream again.

For Dahlia, fame, money, and beauty don’t mean anything. And her story is one of love, strength, trust, and fate.

When her life falls apart, will Dahlia be able to get back out there and rise to the top again?

Get to know a younger version of Carter Hills in this prequel of Pink and Country.

Princess and Country is the second book in this small-town, second chance, country music romance series.

If you like raw emotions, sizzling moments, relatable characters trying to overcome their flaws to reach their goals, lots of heat, banters, and chemistry, you’ll enjoy Emmanuelle Snow

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My boyfriend turned to face me, and I hurried into his arms. “Princess, you’ll be amazing up there. Look at me.” I tilted my head back. “I’m so proud of you.” He tucked a strand of hair behind my ears.

      I rose to my tiptoes. “I love you.”

      With the pads of his fingers, he wiped the tears pooling in the corners of my eyes.

      “I love you too.”

      I looked around. “It’s kinda scary. All those people. The stage, the crowd—”

      “Carter will be up there with you. You have nothing to worry about.”

      Riley stepped next to us. “Okay, Dahlia, time to go. Ready?”

       “I guess.”

      Would my voice be shaky like this on stage?

      Butterflies took flight in my stomach. The not-so-fun kind.

      I walked away, my hand locked in Jeff’s, touching until our fingers broke apart.

      Carter neared me and snaked his arm through mine. “It’s okay, Dah. I’m here. We can do this. Just follow my lead, I’ll take care of everything.”

      Those words.

      My pulse evened.

      We exchanged a smile as Stud padded in our direction and put his arms around us.

      “Let’s show them what we’ve got.” He stopped and pulled us into his embrace. “We’re kicking off our first world tour. How awesome is that? Let’s do this, motherfuckers.”

      Stud’s longish stubble rapped my cheek.

      “Oh yes,” Carter said as I replied, “Let’s make history.”

      The lights of the stage blinded me. My heart sank down to my toes. “Seventy thousand people,” I said, mostly to myself. “Seventy thousand.”

      My insides tightened. Carter said a few words to the crowd, but I registered none. My eyes drifted to the right side where Jeff stood. Did I look like a deer caught in headlights? My fingers shook. My head turned. My legs wobbled. I tried to breathe, but my lungs were closed for business.

      “You can do this,” Jeff mouthed.

      I swallowed the lump choking me.

      Carter strummed the first chords of “Heart for Rent.” My heart leaped in my throat. Why did I agree to this? I loved our simple garage band. This, right here, was way too big for a White Crest girl like me. I shut my eyes, silencing my thundering heart. I could do this. I breathed out. My fingers played on their own. I locked my eyes on my best friend. He winked. No one was here except the two of us—and Stud. We were back in Carter’s garage, dreaming about getting fifty people to come see us play.

      This—right here—was our dream.

      I rolled my shoulders—chasing the tension away—rotated my neck and found my voice.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Smart, Sexy, and Sassy Love Stories

Emmanuelle Snow is a contemporary author of mature YA and New Adult love stories, who likes to give life to strong characters who’ll fight with all they have to reach their life goals and find their own happiness.

Emmanuelle is in love with love. Especially those complicated, deep, and passionate feelings that make a relationship extraordinary and complex, all at the same time.

In her spare time, when she’s not writing or reading, Emmanuelle likes to go on road trips—with her four kids and her own soulmate—watch movies, paint, or do some DIY, always with a cup of green tea in her hand and listening to country music.

She splits her time between beautiful Canada and the small US towns she adores.  

Find all of Emmanuelle’s books here:  www.emmanuellesnow.com/books

 

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#CoverReveal “Princess and Country” by Emmanuelle Snow

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Title: Princess and Country

Series: Pink and Country – book 2 (Interconnected standalones)

 Author: Emmanuelle Snow

Publisher: Smart Lily Publishing inc.

Genre: Romance / New Adult

Trope: A friends-to-Lovers, small-town, country music romance

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Release Date: July 13, 2021

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Dahlia Ellis is a country music superstar who finds herself loved by her best friend and bandmate and his brother. In her heart the choice is clear. Dahlia loved both men, but she’s only in love with one of them. Will she fight for what her heart wants knowing she’ll break someone else’s, or will she stay away?

For Dahlia, fame, money, and beauty don’t mean anything. And her story is one of love, strength, trust, and fate.

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Her love and her best friend

A passion that can’t be shared

A friendship that needs no words

A record deal that takes her all over the world.

And one fateful night that stops her world.

Country superstar Dahlia Ellis finds herself loved by both her best friend and his brother. Without leaving too many broken heart pieces behind, she must find a way to traverse through her own feelings and live her life with the one she was meant to be with, even if it means breaking a heart that loves her the most.

But life has its own game plan ready for her. Despite her best intentions, she will be sucked into a tornado of love and loss that will hurt her and the people she loves the most.

3 lifetimes…

One night will change the rest of her life

One loss will shatter everything she has ever known

And one encounter will give her the courage to dream again.

Fame, love, success aren’t enough to protect her heart from bleeding.

Will Dahlia be able to survive after everything she has ever known crashes and burns?

And just how many heartbreaks can she actually survive?

Princess and Country is the second book in this small-town, soulmate, country music romance series.

It’s full of raw emotions, sizzling moments, heat, banter, and chemistry.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Emmanuelle Snow is a contemporary author of mature YA and New Adult love stories, who likes to give life to strong characters who’ll fight with all they have to reach their life goals and find their own happiness.

Emmanuelle is in love with love. Especially those complicated, deep, and passionate feelings that make a relationship extraordinary and complex, all at the same time.

In her spare time, when she’s not writing or reading, Emmanuelle likes to go on road trips—with her four kids and her own soulmate—watch movies, paint, or do some DIY, always with a cup of green tea in her hand and listening to country music.

She splits her time between beautiful Canada and the small US towns she adores.

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#BlogTour “Reed : A Strangers to Lovers, Small-Town Romance (Pink and Country)” by Emmanuelle Snow

Three men. Three stories.

A country music superstar. His manager. And the guy who doesn’t believe in love.

Reed Knight doesn’t believe in love. Thanks to his parents who sent him back and forth between Canada and the US growing up, he has put walls around his heart. Thick walls that no woman has ever broken through.

Career-driven, Reed has everything he needs in life: friends, a successful business, and pleasure on the side.

Yes, his life is complete. According to his own standards, at least.

But when she walks into his life, tornado-style, it disrupts everything he ever thought he knew.

Nothing matters anymore. Not the lock around his heart. Or his stupid decade-old rules.

Can Reed find it in him to love someone else, or will his icy heart stand in the way?

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Gilbert raised his hands in surrender and slouched into one of the two white leather chairs facing my desk. “You really think what you two have is purely sex?”

      “I know it is.”

      “That easy, huh?”

      “Yep. You won’t see me propose or walk down the aisle anytime in the next century, so there’s nothing wrong with having a little fun on the side.”

      “And what if Gabrielle develops feeling for ya? What if she falls in love with you? You know it’s a possibility, right? You look dapper. Women are shitty friends with benefits. They’re lovers. All of them. Sooner or later, Gabrielle is gonna expect some sort of commitment from you. Just wait and watch.”

      Gilbert shrugged, smirking.

      I dropped my feet to the carpeted floor, swiveled and leaned forward, my elbows propped on my folded legs, and straightened my back.

      “There will be no commitment, no relationship, and absolutely no love involved. If the ins and outs of our arrangement change, then there won’t be an arrangement anymore. Simple as that.”

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Three men. Three stories.

A country music superstar.

His manager.

And the guy who doesn’t believe in love.

They’re successful, hard-working, and honest.

But their personal lives are far from perfect. Their hearts are lonely and their beds empty.

They believe they have their lives all figured out.

Until they meet women who disrupt everything they knew about love.

Trusting someone else with your heart is always risky.

Sometimes, the pros surpass the risks.

But sometimes, all you can do is run for your life.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Smart, Sexy, and Sassy Love Stories

Emmanuelle Snow is a contemporary author of mature YA and New Adult love stories, who likes to give life to strong characters who’ll fight with all they have to reach their life goals and find their own happiness.

Emmanuelle is in love with love. Especially those complicated, deep, and passionate feelings that make a relationship extraordinary and complex, all at the same time.

In her spare time, when she’s not writing or reading, Emmanuelle likes to go on road trips—with her four kids and her own soulmate—watch movies, paint, or do some DIY, always with a cup of green tea in her hand and listening to country music.

She splits her time between beautiful Canada and the small US towns she adores.  

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#BlogTour “Pink and Country” by Emmanuelle Snow

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A cabin in the mountains.

A chance for a fresh start.

A dropped towel that seals their fate.

Lost and confused, April Simmons has no clue how to turn her life around. When her best friend sends her to a cabin in the mountains for a month, alone, to work on herself, April has no idea that her handsome, yet broody and enigmatic neighbor is country music superstar Carter Hills.

Carter has everything other people would kill for: money, success, and fame. And yet, being at the top has never felt so lonely.

The moment April and Carter meet, sparks fly, but neither is ready to give in to temptation.

Been there. Done that.

But soon, Carter decides April, the colorful and sassy woman living next door, is worth breaking every rule he set for himself years ago, and nothing she’ll do or say will keep him away. The more April resists, the more Carter pulls her in.

Can April trust Carter with her heart, knowing he has the power to shatter it into a million pieces?

Loving Carter Hills is like riding a roller coaster. It’s breathtaking. It’s fast. It’s scary. And it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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He touched my forearm, and I snapped out of my daze. I shook my head, blinking, rebooting my confused brain.

        “Hello?”

        “Sorry. Got lost for a moment. What did you say?” I straightened my back, projecting fake confidence. My insides had dissolved a long time ago.

        “I said I’m going into town this afternoon. You need something? Groceries? A pair of boots? Anything?”

        He fixed me with a heavy stare. My organs failed. My breath caught in my lungs.

        I opened my mouth and closed it a second later.

        “Did you hear me? Pixie?” Warmth stirred low in my belly at the sound of his deep, husky voice. He narrowed the distance between us, his body grazing mine now. When he spoke close to my ear, I stopped breathing for a full minute. “So, do you need anything?”

        “I—I’ll go by myself,” I said, my voice shaky and low.

        “No offense, but the roads are icy, and your car will never make it up here on the way back. We’ll take my truck.”

        “Excuse me, are you making fun of Miss Dolly?”

        “Miss who—? Oh, crap, did you give your car a name?” He raked his fingers through his already tousled hair sprinkled with snowflakes.

        “Don’t look so surprised. Lots of people do.” I folded my arms over my chest and tipped my chin up. “Anyway, I bet your dick has a name, too. Not judging.” Why was I fixated on his penis? Damn it. Keep your thoughts to yourself, April.

        “I—Never mind,” He said before his eyes drifted down my body. His voice lowered. “What if my dick has a name? You—”

        My tongue swept over my lips, and my heart pounded faster. I had no oxygen left in my brain to argue. Carter’s palm brushed my shoulder, and I shut my eyes, breathing in his manly scent, the addictive mix of pine and cedarwood. Everything inside me screamed to kiss him again. His warmth reached my core. I leaned into his touch, bunting his hand the same way Bernice always did when I petted her.

        “I…what?”

        Carter sucked in a breath. My body sizzled.

        I squeezed my legs tight, my composure slipping away.

        My neighbor, without doubt, the most handsome male specimen I’d ever laid eyes on—according to my sex-crazed hormones—clamped onto my forearms with both hands and flashed me a grin. My chest rose and fell in quick succession. I was panting like I just ran a marathon, even as my feet were glued to the snowy ground. I stepped forward, the gap between us shrinking. My breasts swelled. My lips tingled. My lungs idled.

        Carter pivoted on his heels and walked away.

        “See you later, Pixie.” His long strides brought him inside his cabin in no time, leaving me speechless and spellbound.

        Aching and needy.The heat radiating from me could melt the freshly fallen coat of snow all over town.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Smart, Sexy, and Sassy Love Stories

Emmanuelle Snow is a contemporary author of mature YA and New Adult love stories, who likes to give life to strong characters who’ll fight with all they have to reach their life goals and find their own happiness.

Emmanuelle is in love with love. Especially those complicated, deep, and passionate feelings that make a relationship extraordinary and complex, all at the same time.

In her spare time, when she’s not writing or reading, Emmanuelle likes to go on road trips—with her four kids and her own soulmate—watch movies, paint, or do some DIY, always with a cup of green tea in her hand and listening to country music.

She splits her time between beautiful Canada and the small US towns she adores.  

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#CoverReveal “Pink and Country” by Emmanuelle Snow

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A cabin in the mountains.

A chance for a fresh start.

A dropped towel that seals their fate.

Lost and confused, April Simmons has no clue how to turn her life around. When her best friend sends her to a cabin in the mountains for a month, alone, to work on herself, April has no idea that her handsome, yet broody and enigmatic neighbor is country music superstar Carter Hills.

Carter has everything other people would kill for: money, success, and fame. And yet, being at the top has never felt so lonely.

The moment April and Carter meet, sparks fly, but neither is ready to give in to temptation.

Been there. Done that.

But soon, Carter decides April, the colorful and sassy woman living next door, is worth breaking every rule he set for himself years ago, and nothing she’ll do or say will keep him away. The more April resists, the more Carter pulls her in.

Can April trust Carter with her heart, knowing he has the power to shatter it into a million pieces?

Loving Carter Hills is like riding a roller coaster. It’s breathtaking. It’s fast. It’s scary. And it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Smart, Sexy, and Sassy Love Stories

Emmanuelle Snow is a contemporary author of mature YA and New Adult love stories, who likes to give life to strong characters who’ll fight with all they have to reach their life goals and find their own happiness.

Emmanuelle is in love with love. Especially those complicated, deep, and passionate feelings that make a relationship extraordinary and complex, all at the same time.

In her spare time, when she’s not writing or reading, Emmanuelle likes to go on road trips—with her four kids and her own soulmate—watch movies, paint, or do some DIY, always with a cup of green tea in her hand and listening to country music.

She splits her time between beautiful Canada and the small US towns she adores.  

Find all of Emmanuelle’s books here:  http://www.emmanuellesnow.com/books

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#BlogTour “Jam Sessions: Sometimes in Middle School, the best you can do is survive” by Jerry Harwood

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PhilipMeet Phillip. His mom relocates him to a new school in the middle of the school year.

Things do not go well. Phillip lands himself a trip to the dean of student’s office when he tries to forge his mother’s signature. Maybe if he spelled her name correctly it would have gone better.

Phillip also finds himself having more and more anxiety. And the song some bullies are singing is certainly not helping:

Phillip Willip, Puddin and Pie.
Got a bad grade and made him cry.

There is one class Phillip has that is going well. It is with Mr. Filter, who starts each day with a writing prompt. These “jam sessions” allow students to be creative and enjoy writing. Phillip writes about being a basketball on a soccer field. Another day he writes about receiving two dragon eggs in the mail, one for himself and one for a particularly cute girl.

But will Phillip ever be able to make his real life go as well as his Jam Sessions?

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“Wow! You really SHOWED her! That’s awesome, Phillip. We hate Tina. She is such a prude.”

Robert added from the bus seat behind them, “Remember when we tied her gym shoes together and threw them up onto the basketball goal? She got us a detention for that. She deserved it, Phillip!”

Phillip didn’t feel like he “showed” anyone anything. And he certainly didn’t feel like Tina deserved to have her earring ripped out, even if she was reading his journal. But Chuck seemed to think it was the best thing that had ever happened at Cloverfield Middle School.

“Yeah,” Phillip added, “but I have ISS tomorrow. And it is in the afternoon, so I still have to get that math test signed. My mom is going to be so mad after this.”

“Let me see that test,” Chuck interjected.

Phillip hesitantly pulled it out of the front pocket of his trapper keeper. There again was the massive red “35%” on top of the page.

“What is your mom’s name?” Chuck asked.

It was a weird question. “Rhodman, just like mine.”

“No dude, like her FIRST name.”

“Janice, but…”

Chuck suddenly produced a pen from seemingly nowhere. Before Phillip could protest, Chuck wrote in big letters:

Janeese Rodman

“There you go, Phillip. Problem solved!” Chuck handed the paper back with the name written boldly right below the “35%.”

“What did you do?” Phillip said louder than he meant to. “That isn’t even how you spell it!”

“Mrs. Murray will never know. You are good. Now you don’t have to tell your mom. Seriously, I did you a favor. Be grateful.”

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AUTHOR BIOJerry Hardwood

 Jerry Harwood was born in Ooltewah, TN. His mother was an elementary school teacher and he spent his afternoons reading books in her classroom or the nearby library. He has experimented with other occupations: camp director, program director at a counseling center, college professor and middle school teacher. Jerry has backpacked Europe, taught in a Ukrainian University, worked in Rwanda after the genocide, is a first responder, sort-of remodeled a VW Thing, and has a love for Cherry Coke Zero that is only surpassed by his love for his wife, six children, and grandson.

Jerry attended college at UT Chattanooga where he was in university honors and majored in Latin and classical literature.  He has two master’s degrees, nearing completion on a third.  He lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where  he is an active member of the Chattanooga Writer’s Guild, the Atlanta Writer’s Club, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Feel free to share your thoughts on the book with Jerry at JerryHarwoodBooks@gmail.com or visit his website at www.jerryharwood.com.

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#BookBlitz ‘n’ #BookReview “Lockdown Innit” by MJ Mallon

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4/5 Stars!

Frustration, trepidation, fear, confusion, ennui, and boredom. Marjorie Mallon has taken the emotions so many of us experienced at life’s ironies and absurdities during coronavirus lockdowns and penned them in musings with her short prose and poetry.

From anger at the unmasked and the privileged to the trials of working from home and a health scare to a bin-guarding swan, memories of 2020 are crystal clear.

This short collection isn’t just a memoir and observations, but also a tribute to the spring the whole world changed.

Enjoy!

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SYNOPSIS

Lockdown Innit is a poetry collection of eighteen poems about life’s absurdities and frustrations during lockdown. Wherever you live in this world, this is for you. Expect humour, a dollop of banter and ridiculous rants here and there. Amongst other delights, witness the strange antics of a swan posing by a bin and two statuesque horses appearing like arc deco pieces in a field. Check out the violin player on a tightrope, or the cheeky unmentionables wafting in the lockdown breeze!

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AUTHOR BIO

 MJ MallonMy alter ego is MJ – Mary Jane from Spiderman. I love superheroes!

On the 17th of November I was born, in Lion City: Singapore, (a passionate Scorpio, with the Chinese Zodiac sign a lucky rabbit.) My early childhood was spent in Hong Kong. During my teen years, my parents returned to my father’s birthplace, Edinburgh, where I spent many happy years. As a teenager, I travelled to many far-flung destinations. It’s rumoured that I now live in the Venice of Cambridge, with my six-foot hunk of a Rock God husband. My two enchanted daughters have almost flown the nest, but often return with a cheery smile to greet me.

During the day, I work in an international sixth form with students from around the world. I’m the meet and greet lady who welcomes them to their new college and issues them with late slips when they don’t get to their lessons on time!

I write YA fantasy, paranormal, horror/supernatural short stories, flash fiction and short form poetry. More recently, I have produced and compiled an anthology/compilation set during the early stages of COVID-19 entitled This Is Lockdown. Following on from this, in February 2021 I will be releasing Lockdown Innit, poems about absurdity.

I’ve been blogging for many moons at my blog home, Kyrosmagica, which means Crystal Magic. From time to time I write articles celebrating the spiritual realm, inspiration and my love of nature, crystals and all things magical, mystical, and mysterious.

My eclectic blog shares my three loves: reading, writing, and creativity. I adore reading and have written over 150 reviews on my blog: https://mjmallon.com/2015/09/28/a-z-of-my-book-reviews/

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