Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Book Blitz: All This Time by Tiffani Burnett-Velez

Syrian-American, Lydia Fadoul, has spent a year waiting for her fiance’ to return from war in Iraq, only to discover that he is broken by trauma and the devastating effects of PTSD. Just when he finally agrees to seek help, he takes his own life and leaves behind a story of murder, betrayal, and mystery. In her second, contemporary fiction novel since Budapest, Tiffani Burnett-Velez weaves a fast-paced literary tale about the rumors we believe and the prejudices we create in order to protect our hearts from the truth.

May 26 - HeySaid Renee – Review

May 26 - Storm Goddess BookReviews- Novel Spotlight

May 27 - LivingLife With Joy– Excerpt

May 28 - TheWorld As I See It – Review & Excerpt

May 28 - Chick Lit Plus – Review

May 29 - Curling Up With aGood Book   - Review & Excerpt

June 1 - JerseyGirl Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

June 1 - Book Splurge – Excerpt

Author Bio:   


Tiffani Burnett-Velez has been a freelance writer since 1996. Her non-fiction work has appeared in Pennsylvania Magazine, Health.com, and Yahoo! News. Her first novel, Budapest (LFP 2007) was featured in the New York Book Festival and the 42nd Annual Conference of Jewish Librarians. Her short fiction has appeared in Toe Good Poetry and other online literary magazines. She is also the author of the bestselling Embers of War Series. She frequently writes about women’s issues and history. She lives in eastern Pennsylvania with her family.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Book Blitz: Dear Internet: It's Me, Avery by Jennifer Ammoscato

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 Delhi call centre.)

Add into the mix a new boss whose managerial style calls to mind the Wicked Bitch Witch of the West—or the Anti-Christ—and the poor girl needs all the help she can get! The stakes rise and hilarity ensues as our heroine struggles to take control of her personal life and topple her boss after she learns Victoria’s guilty secret.

With Clementine (virtually) in tow, our heroine tackles such tricky situations as dating after divorce, sex once nothing points north anymore, and how to cover attempted murder scenes (despite a paralyzing fear of blood) as the new and improved Avery Fowler 2.0.

May 25 - A Blue Million Books – Q&A & Excerpt


May 26 - Chick Lit Plus – Review

May 27 - Ai Love Books – Review & Excerpt

May 27 - Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

May 28 - Chick Lit Goddess – Review

May 29 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

June 1- Cafinated Reads - Novel Spotlight


Author Bio:

Author Jennifer Ammoscato – solving the world’s problems one cosmo at a time.
Jennifer Ammoscato is a paid, productive member of society. Frankly, it’s not enough.
Therefore, May 2015 will see the launch of her debut novel, “Dear Internet: It’s Me, Avery” (The
“Avery Fowler 2.0” series, Book I).
During the day, she is an intrepid writer/editor for the public relations department of a
Canadian university. By night, she fights crime and the urge to organize closets and stuff herself
with salted chocolate caramels.
Jennifer began writing as a child, producing such classics as “The Occurrence” (she understood
the appeal of werewolves long before Stephenie Meyer). She had to search for the courage to
write a novel, though. “That’s so F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. I didn’t know if I
had the alcohol capacity for it.” However, after being goaded (sorry, encouraged) by a friend, she
took the leap.
Dreams do not inspire Jennifer’s books. In fact, they tend to terrify her. In particular, the everpopular
naked-at-school or I-have-a-final-exam-and-didn’t-study dreams. She usually just makes
stuff up.
She is married to her husband, Ezio. As opposed to someone else’s husband (insert name here).
She is the proud mom of two very tall sons, Dante and Christian.



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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Book Blitz: Swings by Corbin Lewars

After attending three new mom groups, only to be banned for eating Cheetos (not organic!) and uttering the occasional swear word, Sadie Walker questions why she is trying so hard to fit in. While sitting in another dingy community center playroom full of squealing babies and new moms enthusiastically discussing homemade organic baby food, Sadie meets John, a handsome, vivacious dad. They quickly form a friendship and Sadie finally finds an adult outlet. John soon becomes a lifeline and she looks to him for advice and support, and confides in him about her strained marriage and career as a copywriter. Sadie begins to have sexual fantasies about John. Those fantasies turn into opportunity when he tells her he’s in an open marriage. As Sadie contemplates how far is too far in regards to her friendship with John, she must also question herself, her marriage, an d her life. Will swinging with John improve that life, or destroy it?

May 18 - LivingLife With Joy – Excerpt

May 18 - FictionDreams – Excerpt

May 19 - Polishedand Bubbly – Review

May 19 -ChristyHerself  - Review & Excerpt

May 20 - JulieValerie – Review & Excerpt

May 20 - Chick Lit Plus – Review

May 21 - HelloPrecious Bliss – Review & Excerpt

May 22 - Terry’sBook Addiction - Excerpt

May 22 - JerseyGirl Book Reviews – Review

May 25 - Hello Chick Lit – Review & Excerpt

May 25 - BooksAuthors Blogs – Novel Spotlight

Author Bio:   

Corbin Lewars is the author of PNBA and Washington State book award nominee Creating a Life: The memoir of a writer and mom in the making and Losing Him, Gaining You: Divorce as Opportunity. Her personal essays have been featured in over twenty-five publications including Mothering, Hip Mama, and the Seattle PI, as well as in several writing anthologies. She teaches writing at the Richard Hugo House in Seattle and at national conferences. She lives in Seattle, WA, with her two children.


Social Media Links:

Twitter: @CorbinSeattle

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Virtual Tour: Love At First Flight by Tess Woods

What would you risk to be with the love of your life? A family is threatened by an irresistible attraction in this compelling debut that will appeal to fans of Liane Moriarty and Anita Shreve.
Looking back on it now, I can see it was instant. the second we locked eyes. Boom. Just like that. the me I had spent a lifetime perfecting began its disintegration from that moment. And despite the carnage it brought to all our lives, I still don't regret it.
What would you risk to be with the love of your life? And what if your soul mate is the one who will destroy you?
Mel is living the dream. She's a successful GP, married to a charming anaesthetist and raising a beautiful family in their plush home in Perth. But when she boards a flight to Melbourne, she meets Matt and her picture perfect Stepford life unravels as she falls in love for the first time ever.
What begins as a flirty conversation between strangers quickly develops into a hot and obsessive affair with disastrous consequences neither Mel nor Matt could have ever seen coming. Mel's dream life turns into her worst nightmare.
Love at First Flight will take everything you believe about what true love is and spin it on its head.


May 18 - HelloPrecious Bliss – Review & Excerpt

May 20 - LivingLife With Joy – Review, Q&A & Excerpt

May 20 - HeySaid Renee – Q&A & Excerpt

May 21 - TheWorld As I See It – Review & Excerpt

May 22 - Authorsand Readers Book corner – Excerpt

May 25 - NovelEscapes – Q&A

May 26 - CoffeeholicBookworm- Review 

May 27 -FictionDreams - Excerpt

May 29 - ATattered Copy – Review

June 1 -Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

June 5 - Hello Chick Lit- Review, Q&A & Excerpt

June 10- Chick Lit Plus    - Review

June 11 - TheEast Village – Review

June 12 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Q&A & Excerpt

June 15 - ABlue Million Books – Q&A

Author Bio:

Tess Woods is a health professional who lives in Perth, Australia with one husband, two children, one dog and one cat who rules over all of them. Love at First Flight is her first novel for HarperCollins. When she isn't working or being a personal assistant to her kids, Tess enjoys reading and all kinds of grannyish pleasures like knitting, baking, drinking tea, watching Downton Abbey and tending to the veggie patch.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Book Blitz: Irene in College by Lori Goldson

In book 1 of The Life & Times Series, “Irene in College”, Irene comes face-to-face with the realization that college is anything but easy. At the mercy of an insufferable mother, pompous boyfriend, malevolent best friend, dim-witted nuisance, and an ineffable college professor, what would be easy about it? Come join Irene as she learns how to deal with it all.
Irene thought college would be the easy part—get good grades, make new friends, and say good-bye to a daunting past. Little did she know that the whimsy of life would have other plans for her!

May 18 - Hello Chick Lit – Review & Excerpt

May 19 - Chick Lit Plus – Review

May 20 - TheWorld As I See It – Review & Excerpt

May 21 - Authorsand Readers Book corner – Q&A 

May 22 - FictionDreams – Excerpt

May 25 - The PhantomParagrapher – Review

Author Bio:

Lori Goldson the Middle School Academic Director for the Philadelphia non-profit organization SquashSmarts.  She has been in education for seven years. During her years as a college student at the University of Delaware, Lori took a fondness to Latin American culture. She has traveled to Dominican Republic, Spain, Mexico and Puerto Rico. She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Erik.


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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Book Blitz: Rock Star's Girl by Jennifer Farwell

Emily Watts just wants a weekend break from the workaholic hours she's taken on to keep her business—a popular fashion-snark website—up and running. What she gets is overnight celebrity and a career-killing media scandal. 

While taking time out to attend a concert in support of friend Jesse Cinder, a struggling musician, Emily meets Cory Sampson, the lead singer of a chart-topping rock band. When she agrees to a date with Cory, making entertainment headlines is the last thing she expects. Even so, it's a minor surprise by comparison to her discovery that in the music world, media notoriety trumps all. Tabloid allegations erupt when Cory and fame-hungry Jesse use Emily for personal gain, and her tarnished image spells disaster—personally and professionally. To save the website and writing career she's made her life and dream, Emily must go from being a pawn in the Hollywood headline game to becoming the media mastermind.

May 11 - Polishedand Bubbly – Review

May 13 - LivingLife With Joy – Excerpt

May 14 - Chick Lit Goddess – Excerpt

May 19 - Pop Crunch Boom - Excerpt

May 20 - Kelly’sNerdy Obsession-  Excerpt

May 22 - EbookAddict – Excerpt

May 26 - TwoChildren and a Migraine – Review & Excerpt

May 27 - KarmaFor Life Chick – Excerpt

May 28 - HelloPrecious Bliss – Review & Excerpt

June 2 - Ali’sBookshelf – Review

June 3 - The PhantomParagrapher – Review

June 4 - Storm Goddess BookReviews – Review & Excerpt

June 5 - JerseyGirl Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

June 8 - Chick Lit Plus – Excerpt

Author Bio:

Jennifer Farwell has been writing since the day she picked up a navy blue Crayola as a toddler and began scribbling on her parents' freshly painted white walls. She's the author of SEVEN WEEKS TO FOREVER and ROCK STAR'S GIRL. When not writing novels, she can often be found at a Kundalini yoga class, cheering on the L.A. Kings during hockey season, or curled up with a good book. Her love of storytelling led to completing a Bachelor of Journalism degree and a Master of Arts degree in English, both from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She grew up in Thunder Bay, Canada, and now lives in Los Angeles with her dog, Pico.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Release Day Blitz: Dying Brand by Wendy Tyson

Title: Dying Brand
Author: Wendy Tyson
Genre: Mystery
Release Day: May 5

When image consultant Allison Campbell attends an award ceremony to honor a designer friend, she’s thrust into a murder investigation. Only this time, it’s personal.
A former boyfriend is dead, slain on the streets of Philadelphia. His widow claims he was meeting with Allison, yet Allison hadn’t spoken to him in years. Nothing about his death—or life—makes sense. When compromising photos from their past arrive at Allison’s office, they raise more questions than they answer.
Driven to find justice, Allison deconstructs the image her ex had created for himself, looking for clues about the man he’d become. As her hunt for the truth unveils secrets, Allison’s past and present collide—with deadly results.
Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), murder mystery series, amateur sleuth books, mysteries and thrillers, suspense.


Bio:

Wendy Tyson is an author, lawyer and former therapist whose background has inspired her mysteries and thrillers. Wendy has written four published crime novels, including Dying Brand,the third novel in the Allison Campbell Mystery Series, to be released on May 5, 2015.  The first in the Campbell series, Killer Image, was named a best mystery for book clubs in 2014 by Examiner.com. Wendy is also the author of the Greenhouse Mystery Series, the first of which, A Muddied Murder, is due to be released just in time for spring 2016.  Wendy is a member of Sisters in Crime and International Thriller Writers and she is a contributing editor for The Big Thrill, International Thriller Writers’ online magazine.  Wendy lives near Philadelphia with her husband, three sons and two dogs. Visit Wendy at: www.watyson.com.

Book blurb:

A former boyfriend is dead, slain on the streets of Philadelphia. His widow claims he was meeting with Allison, yet Allison hadn’t spoken to him in years. Nothing about his death—or life—makes sense. When compromising photos from their past arrive at Allison’s office, they raise more questions than they answer.

Driven to find justice, Allison deconstructs the image her ex had created for himself, looking for clues about the man he’d become. As her hunt for the truth unveils secrets, Allison’s past and present collide—with deadly results.

 Early praise:
"Tyson paints image consultant Allison Campbell with an intricate brush, telling an emotional, riveting, and gripping story in Dying Brand.  I loved it!  A must read for mystery lovers." -- Gretchen Archer, USA Today Bestselling Author 

"Narratives alternate in this continually shifting novel, as characters evaluate their relationships with old lovers and are surprised by new ones.  The main plot holds all of the stories together though, and it is Allison who drives the mystery with her own compulsions and vulnerability...This is truly a unique and enjoyable series of reinvention and, oddly enough, acceptance."  -- Kings River Life Magazine
“Engaging, intelligent, and riveting, Dying Brand kept me on the edge of my seat—guessing until the end. Bravo!” –Mollie Cox Bryan, Author of the Agatha Nominated Cumberland Creek Series

“Fans of Wendy Tyson’s ingenious mystery series will gobble up this newest addition. Dying Brand delivers a complex puzzle mystery with a colorful cast and plenty of twists. Image consultant Allison Campbell rushes back into action, and readers will find themselves racing with her to the surprising conclusion of this fast-paced whodunit.” – Carla Norton, Bestselling Author of The Edge of Normal


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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Book Blitz: Crazy Little Thing Called Matchmaking by Maggie Van Well

Is it possible to find two loves in one lifetime? 

Dubbed “The Child Whisperer” by his peers, twenty-nine-year-old Jake Harris is a lollipop-sucking, video game-playing pediatrician, who moves to Seashore Cove, Long Island to start a family. What he finds is an immediate attraction to his new nurse, Kate, and a list of reasons why he has to keep his distance. 

Kate Henderson is a grieving widow with two teenage boys, struggling to keep her head above water. She knows exactly why she must fight her growing desire for the new doctor, and nothing is going to change that. 

But Kate’s sons think Dr. Jake is the perfect match for their mother. When they put their heads together, the duo comes up with crazy little schemes in the hopes of igniting a spark. 

The teenagers succeed in throwing them together but is it enough to make their mom and the doctor tear up their lists and take a chance on love?

May 4 - Chick Lit Plus – Review

May 5 - JoonielObsesses Over Books – Excerpt

May 6 - Storm Goddess BookReviews – Review & Excerpt

May 7 - LivingLife With Joy – Review & Excerpt

May 7 -Terry’sBook Addiction – Review & Excerpt

May 8 - JerseyGirl Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Author Bio
Maggie lives on Long Island with her husband, four insane children (no idea where they get that from), and three entertaining Italian greyhounds: Rosie, Stripe, and Santa's Little Helper (yes, that's his real name). She also has two ringed-neck doves, because, ya know, who doesn’t like getting woken up at two in the morning by cooing?
She loves the ocean, and feels blessed to be able to go to the beach whenever she wants. She is addicted to café mochas, Godiva chocolate, and hidden object games. Seriously, there’s an intervention in her future.

Social Media Links:

Twitter: @MaggieVanWell 

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Review Tour: Stages & Thieves by Danielle-Claude Ngontang Mba

One fateful July morning forever changed the lives of Sémya Slotin and her best friend Polliannah Guryev. 
Vincent Edgerton, the only man Sémya has ever loved, was taken from her by an explosion and a fire that she couldn’t understand, trust, nor explain. It left her alone, hurt, angry and desperately seeking answers. On top of everything, she is also incredibly hormonal; Sémya Slotin is going to be a mother. 
Polliannah just healed from losing her husband but seeing her best friend grieving is not only breaking her heart, it has been a strain on their once close-knit relationship. She is afraid that Sémya will completely disappear into her grief. Thankfully, Polliannah can always seek refuge with the handsome Chief Superintendent James Connelly. In the past three months, he has become her safe haven. But when they finally give in to each other and Jim reveals his true feeling for her, Polliannah pulls away. Is she ready to put herself out there again? 
Then all of the sudden, Sémya, the pregnant Detective Extraordinaire is chasing art thieves across the globe, making dangerous deals and finally meeting her father… It’s all about ex-lovers and new ones, a priceless painting, con artists, baby bumps, an impromptu trip to Moscow, designer dresses, teacakes, a birthday ball and reconnecting with your roots. 
With everything that has happened this year, Sémya and Polliannah are more vulnerable and exposed than they have ever been. Will Jim’s love and trust be enough to ease Polliannah’s doubts? Will Sémya find out what happened to Vincent? 
Welcome to the Stages & Thieves saga, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. 


May 5 - Chick Lit Plus     

May 6 - AiLove Books  




AUTHOR BIO:
I’m over 30.
I was born in Quebec City, Canada.
I grew up in France and in Gabon.
I speak English & French fluently.
Pizza is my favorite dish.
Black Forest Cake is my favorite dessert.
I met Michael Jackson when I was eleven.
I loathe vodka but love gin, wine and tequila.
I'm obsessed with Robbie Williams and Michael Fassbender.
I call Toronto my home.
I love reading.
I love dancing.
I love watching exciting TV shows.
I love my life... most days.
I'm a major goof.
I can't stand intolerance.
I'm curious, cheeky and oh so opinionated!

AUTHOR FOLLOW LINKS:
Blogger website Danielle-Claude Indie Book Reviews: http://danielle-claude.blogspot.co.uk/
Danielle-Claude Indie Book Reviews Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DannyIndieBooksReviews


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