Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Virtual Tour: Lowcountry Bordello by Susan M Boyer

The Charleston streets are dressed for the holidays in sophisticated Southern style: topiaries adorned with red ribbons, garland entwined with white lights, and poinsettias potted in gold planters. The high class bordello in a stately historic home is certainly no exception. When Private Investigator Liz Talbot’s dear friend Olivia swears she saw a dead body in the parlor of this bordello, one Olivia accidentally co-owns, Liz promptly comes to her aid.
With her wedding back home on Stella Maris less than a week away, Liz must juggle one elderly madam, two ex and future in-laws, three ghosts in the bordello, four giddy bridesmaids, five lovely courtesans, six suspicious patrons…and a partridge in a pear tree as she tries to keep her bridesmaid out of jail and live to walk down the aisle.
Related subjects include: women sleuths, private investigator mystery series, murder mysteries, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), book club recommendations, Southern fiction, Southern humor, Southern living.
November 9 - Caroline Fardig - Excerpt 

November 10 – ChickLit Goddess – Q&A & Excerpt

November 10 – Changethe Word – Q&A & Excerpt

November 11 – CeliaKennedy – Review & Q&A

November 12 – FictionZeal - Review

November 12 – Chick LitClub Connect - Excerpt

November 13 – Granny Loves To Read – Review & Excerpt

November 16 – Nails andTales – Review & Q&A

November 16 – The Phantom Paragrapher – Review

November 16 – Mallory HeartReviews – Review

November 17 – Queen of All She Reads –  Excerpt

November 18 – HelloPrecious Bliss – Review & Excerpt

November 23 – The BookSirens – Review

November 25 – FictionDreams – Excerpt

November 27 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

November 30 – Polished& Bubbly – Q& A& Excerpt

November 30 – CreateWith Joy - Review

Author Bio:

Susan M. Boyer is the author of the USA TODAY bestselling Liz Talbot mystery series. Her debut novel, Lowcountry Boil, won the 2012 Agatha Award for Best First Novel, the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, and garnered several other award nominations, including the Macavity. Lowcountry Boneyard, the third Liz Talbot mystery, was a Spring 2015 Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Okra Pick. Lowcountry Bordello, the fourth book in the series, was released November 3, 2015. Susan loves beaches, Southern food, and small towns where everyone knows everyone, and everyone has crazy relatives. You’ll find all of the above in her novels.
Susan lives in Greenville, SC, with her husband and an inordinate number of houseplants.


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Website:              http://www.susanmboyerbooks.com/
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Twitter:                https://twitter.com/susanmboyer
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Book Blitz: Losing Eva by Jennifer Sivec

Tragedy often seeks us out at the very moment we least expect it. 

Brynn and Adam Michaels are rebuilding their lives after Brynn's painful and cruel past threatened to tear them apart. Just when Brynn lets her guard down and imagines that she and Adam can have a happy life, a stranger arrives, threatening everything. 

And when the one thing holding them together is ripped cruelly from their lives, they are irreparably changed, their fragile life together, teetering dangerously on the edge. 

Losing Eva is the deeply complex, emotional sequel to Leaving Eva, and the second novel in the Eva Series. Caution: Eva’s story contains graphic violence, strong language, drug abuse, domestic abuse, and child abuse. 

Jennifer Sivec, author of women’s fiction, once again creates a deeply beautiful story of hope and promise, while exploring the dark edges of the human spirit and questioning how much suffering one can endure, until they are finally lost forever.

November 9 – ChickLit Plus – Novel Spotlight

November 11 – Chick Lit Goddess – Novel Spotlight

November 12 – Change the Word – Novel Spotlight

November 13 – Authors and Readers Book Corner – Excerpt

November 13 – Cheeky Pee Reads andReviews – Review & Excerpt

November 16 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt





Author Bio:
Women’s fiction writer, Jennifer Sivec, has always found an escape in books and beautiful stories. In writing, she has discovered refuge and sanctity her entire life, which quiets the chaos while giving her perspective and peace of mind. She finds inspiration in the balance of beauty and tragedy, which is something she has experienced personally. 
Jennifer was born in Seoul, Korea and then abandoned at a very young age. At the age of three, she was adopted and has lived in Ohio for most of her life. She is married to her best friend, Jeff, and together they share two incredible, funny boys.
Jennifer is the author of The Eva Series and the standalone novel, I Run to YouLeaving Eva is her first complete work and was originally released in April of 2013. Losing Eva is the sequel and continuation of Eva's heartbreakingly beautiful story. The Eva series is an intense journey into abandonment, abuse, alcoholism, and cutting, with numerous twists and turns that will keep the reader holding their breath until the very end. 
You can stay up to date with Jennifer by visiting and signing into her websitehttp://www.jennifersivec.com/apps/guestbook/



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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Virtual Tour: Clutch by Lisa Becker

clutch: a novel is the laugh-out-loud, chick lit romance chronicling the dating misadventures of Caroline Johnson, a single purse designer who compares her unsuccessful romantic relationships to styles of handbags – the “Hobo” starving artist, the “Diaper Bag” single dad, the “Briefcase” intense businessman, etc. With her best friend, bar owner Mike by her side, the overly-accommodating Caroline drinks a lot of Chardonnay, puts her heart on the line, endures her share of unworthy suitors and finds the courage to discover the “Clutch” or someone she wants to hold onto.

November 2- ChickLit Plus – Review

November 3 – Chick Lit Goddess – Excerpt

November 4 – Love Chick Lit – Q&A

November 4 – Little Miss Drama Queen – Excerpt

November 5 – SSLY Blog – Excerpt

November 5 – Change the Word – Q&A

November 10 – The Phantom Paragrapher – Review

November 11 – Granny Loves to Read – Review & Excerpt

November 12 – Living Life With Joy – Q&A

November 13 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Q&A & Excerpt

Author Bio
In addition to clutch: a novel, Lisa Becker is the author of the Click Trilogy, a contemporary romance series comprised ofClick: An Online Love Story, Double Click and Right Click.  She’s written bylined articles about dating and relationships for “Cupid’s Pulse,” “The Perfect Soulmate,” “GalTime,” “Single Edition,” “Healthy B Daily” and “Chick Lit Central” among others.  She lives in Manhattan Beach, California with her husband and two daughters.  To learn more, visit www.lisawbecker.com

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Book Blitz: Completions and Connections by Kathryn R Biel

Christine's list of resolutions contains many clich├ęs. Try something new. Buy a pair of heels. Get a promotion. Fall in love. 
Seems simple, especially when Christine meets Patrick, the man who could be Mr. Right. He's got the right credentials: a job, a sense of humor, a love of all things Indiana Jones, and best of all, he's actually taller than Christine. But busy schedules take over and gets in the way of Patrick and Christine's budding romance. 
Life interferes, as it has a way of doing, and Christine wants to throw in the towel. Is the magic of the Christmas season enough to renew Christine's faith in love? 

November 2- A Southern GirlsBookshelf – Excerpt

November 2 – Love Chick Lit – Review & Excerpt

November 3 – Hey Said Renee – Review & Excerpt

November 4 – Change the Word – Q&A

November 5 – Living Life With Joy – Q&A & Excerpt

November 6 – Chick Lit Goddess – Q&A & Excerpt

November 6 – Jersey Girl BookReviews – Review & Excerpt

November 6 – Books and Wine – Excerpt

November 6 - Books and Wine - Q&A 

November 6 – Basically Books – Excerpt

November 6 – Granny Loves to Read – Review 

November 6 – The PhantomParagrapher – Review

November 6 – A British Bookworm – Excerpt

November 6 – CDYess Writes – Excerpt

November 6 – Caroline Fardig – Excerpt


Bio:

Telling stories of resilient women, Kathryn R. Biel hails from upstate New York and is a spouse and mother of two wonderful and energetic kids. In between being Chief Home Officer and Director of Child Development of the Biel household, she works as a school-based physical therapist. She attended Boston University and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The Sage Colleges. After years of writing countless letters of medical necessity for wheelchairs, finding increasingly creative ways to encourage the government and insurance companies to fund her clients' needs, and writing entertaining annual Christmas letters, she decided to take a shot at writing the kind of novel that she likes to read. Her musings and rants can be found on her personal blog, Biel Blather. She is the author of Good Intentions (2013), Hold Her Down (2014), I'm Still Here (2014), Jump, Jive, and Wail (2015), and Killing Me Softly (2015).

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Book Blitz: First & Goal by Laura Chapman

When Harper Duquaine’s no-nonsense approach to work unintentionally ruffles the wrong feathers at her new job, she joins her co-workers’ fantasy football league to prove she can hang with the guys. Only problem: she doesn’t know a sleeper from a keeper (or any of the other lingo thrown her way). 

Embroiled in a world of lineups, stats, and trades, Harper’s quest to make nice topples when her competitive streak emerges. And her promise to herself that she’ll be a strong, independent woman and leave the drama and heartache behind is seriously tested when she catches the attention of her two biggest competitors: J.J., a local celebrity determined to win a fantasy championship, and Brook, the mild-mannered coach who seems too good to be true. Both threaten her resolve to remain single… and, more importantly, her chances at winning the prize pool. 

With a slew of conflicting advice in her real and fantasy worlds, Harper must figure out how to play the game and come out a winner. 

November 2- A Southern GirlsBookshelf – Guest Post & Excerpt

November 3 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

November 4 – Caroline Fardig – Guest Post

November 5 – Chick Lit Goddess – Q&A

November 6 – I Love My Authors – Excerpt

November 10 – My Homemade Library – Review & Excerpt

November 12 – Chick Lit Plus –  Excerpt

November 16 – The Book Sirens – Guest Post & Excerpt

November 17 – Cat Lavoie – Q&A

November 18 – Queen of All She Reads – Guest Post & Excerpt

November 18 – Chick Lit Goddess – Guest Post & Excerpt

November 19 – The Book Bag – Review & Excerpt

November 19 – CDyess Writes – Excerpt 


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About the Author
Laura Chapman is the author of First & Goal, The Marrying Type, and Hard Hats and Doormats. Her work also appears in Merry & Bright, A Kind of Mad Courage, and All I Want For Christmas. A native Nebraskan, she loves Huskers and Packers football, Netflix marathons, and her cats, Jane and Bingley. Laura is currently in pursuit of a fantasy football championship while penning her next novel.

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Review Tour: Collision by PJ Byer

Angry and defiant, Stella runs away from home and lands in a small seaside village. It is overlooked by the forbidding ruins of Trial Bay gaol. 
Stella hides out in the town and is disturbed by her growing confusion about her identity. Her mysterious flashbacks to the gaol one hundred years before are even more frightening. 

What is reality? What is fantasy? And is the guy next door the one to help her solve the mystery? 

Or will a stranger unlock the key to her past?

November 2 – Mallory HeartReviews

November 3 – The Write Teachers

November 4 – ChickLit Plus

November 6 – Granny Loves to Read

November 9 – Polished & Bubbly

November 9  - Terry’s Book Addiction

Author Bio

What happened when PJ found her old journal, and in it was jotted the bones of a story?

What happened when that story had been rattling around in her head for fourteen years?

What happened when she admitted she’d always wanted to write, and now newly retired had time to pursue this dream?

She started, of course!

In the journal the story outline was set at Trial Bay gaol near South West Rocks, a beautiful place where PJ’s family had holidayed for years. She was inspired by the history of the  Germans interned at the forbidding gaol during the First World War.

PJ grew up in Sydney’s Northern beaches, married Ivor, and they have raised two wonderful daughters, Zoe and Hannah, on the Central Coast. She had a long career as an  English, History and Drama teacher, and is passionate about youth literacy and encouraging young people to read. This book is pitched as Young Adult genre, one of the world’s fastest growing genres, and is part of a series. A prequel and sequel will follow.


She has a diverse range of interests, including reading, bushwalking, a cappella harmony singing, film, theatre, swimming as well as volunteer work for a disaster relief charity called ShelterBox.

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Twitter: @PJ Byer
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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Virtual Tour: This One's For You by Brandy Jellum

All alone in a new state, Brennan Daniels has only the memories of her best friend, Reagan, to keep her company as she starts college. 

Reagan is the reason for everything Brennan does—before she died, she made Brennan promise to stay good until she found a man worth keeping. No boys, no dating, and definitely no falling in love—those were the rules for college, and Brennan carved them into the brick walls guarding her heart… 

But there’s a fire burning behind those walls, and when Brennan meets Owen Scott, the (mysterious) new guy across the hall, she can’t deny the pull between them. He is everything she should never want. Everyone warns her to stay away—even Owen himself—but the heart wants what the heart wants, even if it knows that it’s going to get hurt—even if it means throwing old promises to new flames…

October 27 – Lozza’s Book Corner – Excerpt

October 27 – Change the Word – Interview

October 28 – A Southern Girls Bookshelf – Excerpt

October 29 – Living Life With Joy – Q&A & Excerpt

October 29 – Ai Love Books – Review & Excerpt

October 30 – I Love My Authors – Excerpt

November 2 – The Phantom Paragrapher – Review

November 3 – CDyess Writes – Excerpt

November 4 – The World As I See It – Review & Excerpt

November 4 – Chick Lit Goddess – Excerpt

November 5 – A British Bookworm – Excerpt

November 6 – Authors and Readers Book Corner – Excerpt

November 12 - Book Groupies - Novel Spotlight

November 13 – Two Children and a Migraine – Review & Excerpt

November 13 – Granny Loves To Read – Review & Excerpt

November 13 - Sweet N Sassy Bookaholics - Novel Spotlight

November 16 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Q&A & Excerpt

November 16 – Kelly’s Nerdy Obsession – Review 


Author Bio

Brandy’s passion for writing began long before she actually sat down to write. As a child, she has had an obsession with reading, everything from the classic stories by Jane Austen to YA Fiction by Richelle Mead. Finally, in 2012, she decided to create her own stories for people to fall in love with. Brandy bounces back and forth writing both Romance and Young Adult Fiction (which is mainly just for fun). At the beginning of 2014, Brandy signed a contract with publishing company Booktrope. She is very excited about the next chapter of her life and cannot wait to share her books and passion with readers. When she isn’t writing, she can be found chasing after her husband, her four children and her black lab, Diesel. Or curled up on her favorite corner of the couch with her newest book.


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Twitter: @Brandy_Jellum

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