Jan 18
Waiting On Wednesday 7-18-2017

Waiting On Wednesday 7-18-2017

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Blackbird by Molly McAdams Expected Publication: February 28,2017 Pre-Order Exclusively On iTunes From New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams comes a powerhouse romantic suspense that will have you questioning your morals and second guessing your view on love. I live in a world few know exist. I’ve trained for this. I know what to say, what to do, and how to act. I’ve perfected the lethal calm required for this life. Now it’s time to buy my first girl. But all it takes is one look at the brave girl who starts singing mid-auction for that calm to slip. Briar Chapman is going to be the death of me, and I don’t care. I’ll take every day with her until that death comes, and I’ll welcome it when it does.​ On the outside, Lucas Holt is what nightmares are made of. A man cloaked in darkness, with sin-filled eyes and an enticing grin. A devil so devastatingly beautiful and cruel that his very presence instills fear. But beneath his terrifying, ever-calm exterior is an affectionate man haunted by a past… Read more »

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Nov 22
PICT Book Blast: For Duty And Honor by Leo J. Maloney

PICT Book Blast: For Duty And Honor by Leo J. Maloney

For Duty and Honor by Leo J. Maloney November 22, 2016 Book Blast Synopsis: In this action-packed novella, Black Ops veteran Leo J. Maloney delivers a heart-pounding tale as fast, cold, and sleek as a 9mm bullet… For Duty And Honor The unthinkable has happened to operative Dan Morgan. Captured by the Russians. Imprisoned in the Gulag. Tortured by his cruelest, most sadistic enemy. But Morgan knows that every prisoner has a past—and every rival can be used. With the most unlikely of allies, Morgan hatches a plan. To save what’s important, he must risk everything. And that’s when the stakes go sky-high. Dan Morgan’s got to keep fighting. For duty. And honor. And even certain death… Book Details: Genre: Thriller, Political Thriller Published by: Kensington Books/Lyrical Underground Publication Date: November 22nd 2016 Number of Pages: 96 ISBN: 1616509813 (ISBN13: 9781616509811) Series: Dan Morgan #5.5 Purchase For Duty and Honor at Amazon 🔗, Barnes & Noble 🔗, & add it to your Goodreads 🔗 List! Read an excerpt: The prisoner’s body was a brick of exhaustion and pain. Steel cuffs chafed against his raw wrists and ankles, the rough uniform scraping the burns and cuts that lined his arms and… Read more »

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Aug 22
PICT Showcase: Blue Moon by Wendy Corsi Staub

PICT Showcase: Blue Moon by Wendy Corsi Staub

Blue Moon by Wendy Corsi Staub on Tour July 25th – August 26, 2016 Synopsis: New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub returns to Mundy’s Landing—a small town where bygone bloodshed has become big business. Hair neatly braided, hands serenely clasped, eyes closed, the young woman appeared to be sound asleep. But the peaceful tableau was a madman’s handiwork. Beneath the covers, her white nightgown was spattered with blood. At daybreak, a horrified family would discover her corpse tucked into their guest room. The cunning killer would strike again . . . and again . . . before vanishing into the mists of time. A century ago, the Sleeping Beauty Murders terrified picturesque Mundy’s Landing. The victims, like the killer, were never identified. Now, on the hundredth anniversary, the Historical Society’s annual “Mundypalooza” offers a hefty reward for solving the notorious case. Annabelle Bingham, living in one of the three Murder Houses, can’t escape the feeling that her family is being watched—and not just by news crews and amateur sleuths. She’s right. Having unearthed the startling truth behind the horrific crimes, a copycat killer is about to reenact them—beneath the mansard roof of Annabelle’s dream home… Book Details: Genre:… Read more »

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Aug 09
PUYB Spotlight & Guest Post: Cocktails & Mock-Tales by Julianne McLean and Mark Lynch

PUYB Spotlight & Guest Post: Cocktails & Mock-Tales by Julianne McLean and Mark Lynch

  We’re happy to be hosting Julianne McLean and Mark Lynch’s new humor book, Cocktails and Mock-Tales! About the Book:   Title: Cocktales & Mock-Tales Authors: Julianne McLean & Mark Lynch Publisher: ASJ Publishing Pages: 90 Genre: Humor   Cocktails and Mock- Tales is not just about alcoholic beverages. The book is about sensations that tickle your tastebuds and humour that tickles your fancy. It includes non-alcoholic beverages that the whole family can enjoy and even herbal recipes for the adventurous. Have one extremely tall high ball glass and a giant cocktail shaker at the ready Ingredients: Unlimited centilitres of wit and humour 9 cl or 3oz titillating snippets of history and gossip Add flavours of exotic destinations A dusting of spice mixed with satire Several centilitres of high spirits (optional) Shake with vigour. Garnish with an open mind and your own sense of humour Now you are ready to truly laugh and savour Cocktails and Mock Tales! Amaze your friends and family with your knowledge of the origins of international beverages and excite their tastebuds with these exotic sensations. For More Information Cocktails & Mock-Tales is available at Amazon. Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads…. Read more »

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Aug 02
PICT Spotlight: A Mighty Fortress by S.D. Thames

PICT Spotlight: A Mighty Fortress by S.D. Thames

A Mighty Fortress by S.D. Thames August 2nd, 2016 BOOK BLAST Synopsis: In Tampa, the only thing more crooked than the mob is the police… Milo Porter leads a happy life in Tampa, Florida. The Iraq war veteran runs routine private investigations by day and coaches powerlifting at night. When Chad Scalzo, the grandson of a rumored mob boss, goes missing, Milo takes the seemingly easy case. After Chad turns up dead, Milo goes from investigator to suspect. As he seeks to clear his own name, Milo finds himself at the crossroads of two crooked investigations — one by the mob and the other by the police. With the body count climbing, Milo discovers the key to the case in the last known person to see Chad alive. But can Milo get to her before someone else does? A Mighty Fortress is the first book in the Milo Porter mystery series, a set of gritty crime thrillers that will remind you of the characters from Robert B. Parker and Robert Crais. If you like gripping suspense, hardboiled crime-solvers, and heart-stopping action, then you’ll love the powerful series starter from S.D. Thames. Buy A Mighty Fortress to get caught up in… Read more »

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Jul 18
PUYB Book Blast: Shadows Of An Empress by Carole Waterhouse

PUYB Book Blast: Shadows Of An Empress by Carole Waterhouse

About the Book:   Title: Shadows of an Empress Author: Carole Waterhouse Publisher: Anaphora Literary Press Pages: 310 Genre: Literary Fiction After the death of her mother, Sylvia is sent to live with her grandmother on an isolated piece of farmland, where she and a nymph-like companion run through the woods creating an imaginary world where her mother is still alive. When Sylvia marries Dan, everyone sees her life moving from tragic to fairy tale.  But when a recurring dream about a city she can’t identify leaves Sylvia feeling especially unsettled, she goes into her living room on a sleepless night and finds the Empress Elisabeth of Austria waiting for her.  Suspecting their lives are somehow linked, the empress helps Sylvia sort through her past and question her present.  She and Sissi, Elisabeth’s younger version, embark on a whirlwind tour of places related to the empress’s past where the Archduchess Sophie tries to arrange a courtship between Sylvia and Franz Joseph, a heart-broken Heinrich Heine laments the empress’s tendency to credit him as the inspiration for her awful poetry, and Sigmund Freud offers commentary on their journey.   As they travel, Sylvia becomes more aware of the empress’s faults. As their… Read more »

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Jun 27
HFVBT Book Blast: #AMomentForeverBookBlast by Cat Gardiner

HFVBT Book Blast: #AMomentForeverBookBlast by Cat Gardiner

A Moment Forever (Liberty Victory Series #1) by Cat Gardiner Publication Date: May 28, 2016 Vanity & Pride Press eBook; 600 Pages Genre: Historical Romance   In every footlocker, hope chest, and heart full of secrets there is a story waiting to be discovered and told. In the summer of 1992, a young writer is bequeathed the abandoned home of a great-uncle she never knew. The house has a romantic history and is unlike any home she has ever seen. Juliana Martel felt as though she stepped into a time capsule—a snapshot of 1942. The epic romance—and heartache—of the former occupant unfold through reading his wartime letters found in the attic, compelling her on a quest to construct the man. His life, as well as his sweetheart’s, during the Second World War were as mysterious as his disappearance in 1950. Carrying her own pain inflicted by the abandonment of her mother and unexpected death of her father, Juliana embarks on a journalist’s dream to find her great-uncle and the woman he once loved. Enlisting the reluctant assistance of a man whose family is closely related to the secrets, she uncovers the carefully hidden events of her great-uncle’s and others’ lives… Read more »

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Jun 15
CFBA Tour: The Midwife’s Tale by Delia Parr

CFBA Tour: The Midwife’s Tale by Delia Parr

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing The Midwife’s Tale Bethany House Publishers (June 2, 2015) by Delia ParrABOUT THE AUTHOR: Delia Parr is the author of sixteen historical and inspirational historical romance novels, including Hearts Awakening, Love’s First Bloom, and Hidden Affections. The mother of three grown children, she was a long-time high school teacher in southern New Jersey before retiring to Florida. ABOUT THE BOOK Martha Cade comes from a long line of midwives who have served the families of Trinity, Pennsylvania, for generations. A widow with two grown children, she’s hopeful that her daughter will follow in her footsteps, but when Victoria runs off, Martha’s world is shattered. Worse, a new doctor has arrived in town, threatening her job, and she can’t remember a time when her faith has been tested more. Still determined to do the work she knows God intended for her, Martha is unprepared for all that waits ahead. Whether it’s trying to stop a town scandal, mending broken relationships, or feeling the first whispers of an unexpected romance, she faces every trial and every opportunity with hope and faith. If you would like to read the first chapter of The Midwife’s… Read more »

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Jun 02
CFBA Tour: Justified by Varina Denman

CFBA Tour: Justified by Varina Denman

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Justified David C. Cook (June 1, 2015) by Varina DenmanABOUT THE AUTHOR: An avid reader and blogger, Varina Denman enjoys writing fiction about Christian women and the unique struggles they face. She seems to have a knack for describing small town life, and is currently working on the three-book Mended Heart Series. The first book in the series, Jaded, won the 2013 ACFW Genesis contest for romance. Varina attended three Texas universities over a span of five years, majoring in four subjects and earning zero degrees. However, she can now boast sixteen years as a home educator, volunteering in the local cooperative where she has taught numerous subjects including creative writing and literature. Even though Varina has spoken at ladies’ retreats and taught women’s Bible classes, she finds the greatest fulfillment facilitating prayer groups. She lives in Burleson, Texas, where she helps with Family Ministry in her home congregation. Varina is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and North Texas Christian Writers. ABOUT THE BOOK In a small Texas town ruled by gossip, Fawn Blaylock believes others are justified in condemning her untimely pregnancy. Stifled by guilt, she yearns for… Read more »

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Jun 01
CLP Blog Tour Spotlight: Dear Internet: It’s Me Avery by Jennifer Ammoscato

CLP Blog Tour Spotlight: Dear Internet: It’s Me Avery by Jennifer Ammoscato

Jennifer Ammoscato will be on tour May 25-June 1 with her novel Dear Internet: It’s Me, Avery Oh, don’t judge me, people. We all do it. Don’t try to tell me that you’ve never checked that weird mole on your thigh on WebMD. Or how to fold meringue on Epicurious. And, there’s no way that I’m the only one who clears her search history after looking up how to give a great bl— (Um, that last one’s not important.) When newspaper reporter Avery Fowler discovers her husband is having an affair, the online help site HowTo.com is where she turns to navigate this challenging stage of her life. If the Internet is Avery’s information god, then HowTo.com is her Holy Grail. Its live chat option is like having a virtual life coach for the low, low price of $14.95 a month: When I joined HowTo.com, it assigned me “Clementine” as my advisor, based on my choice of “British female” in the Preferences panel. That way, I can pretend that a Maggie Smith or Judi Dench type supplies the wisdom, tinged with a sassy touch of malt vinegar. (In reality, it’s most likely a bored, seventeen-year-old boy labouring in a New… Read more »

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