Keeper Of Crows Tour

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I am proud and pleased to present to you, Keeper Of Crows by Casey L. Bond.  My review is scheduled for Monday.  Until then, wet your whistle with these tidbits. 🙂
Title: Keeper of Crows
Author: Casey Bond
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Horror
Cover Designer: Regina Wamba at Mae I Design & Photography
Editor: Stacy Sanford, The Girl with the Red Pen
Book Trailer by: Rebecca Ethington
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
Carmen Kennedy is a spoiled brat from Beverly Hills with a chip on her shoulder and a cocaine addiction to match. Using drugs to suppress reality, her life is more than she can stomach most days. All she wants is to disappear, and on one fateful night, her wish is granted.
There is a world that exists just beyond the fabric of our own. When Carmen is dragged there against her will, her hopelessness seems to disappear, replaced by a determination to survive. The Keeper of Crows is charged with guarding Carmen, but is safety a possibility in a world so desolate? Can love blossom when danger lies in wait? Together, they fight like hell, seeming to lose more ground than they gain with each battle against the dark enemy threatening to tear them apart. Can love keep her safe? Can it give her the strength she needs?
When the lines between life and death, reality and dream become blurred, who will save the souls trapped in the spaces between Heaven and Hell? Who will save Carmen’s only love, The Keeper of Crows?

Award-winning author Casey L. Bond resides in Milton, West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. When she’s not busy being a domestic goddess and chasing her baby girls, she loves to write young adult and new adult fiction.You can find more information about Bond’s books via the following links:

Happy Release Day! Bobbins and Boots by Shanna Hatfield

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Title: Bobbins and Boots

Author: Shanna Hatfield

Genre: Western, Historical Romance

Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

How does an act of kindness result in… marriage?

Born dirt-poor into a life of hardship, Allie Tillman seizes the opportunity to better her situation by answering an advertisement for a mail-order bride in the West. Upon her arrival in Baker City, Oregon, she discovers her intended is a low-down, lying thief. Determined not to marry him, she grasps at the one thing that will keep him from forcing her to be his wife — marrying another man.

Good-natured cowboy Ben Amick had no idea a simple trip into town would completely change his life. When he happens upon a mail-order bride desperate to avoid marrying her fiancé, Ben does the first thing that pops into his head and marries her. Willingly, he gives her the protection of his name and his arms, never expecting her to capture his heart.

Humorous, heartfelt, and awash in sweet romance, Bobbins and Boots captures the tender and tumultuous emotions of falling in love.

USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield writes character-driven romances with relatable heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.”

Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, this hopeless romantic is out to make it happen one story at a time. When she isn’t writing or indulging in chocolate (dark and decadent, please), Shanna hangs out with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.

Shanna is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, Romance Writers of America, Sweet Romance Reads, Cowboy Kisses, and Pioneer Hearts.

Author Links:

Buy Links:

Crumpets & Cowpies: http://amzn.to/2n8o3hp

Thimbles & Thistles: http://amzn.to/2neaqyS

Corsets & Cuffs: http://amzn.to/2ne12eF

Bobbins & Boots: http://amzn.to/2neby5x

Finally, he let his gaze settle on Miss Tillman. The hope sparkling in those beautiful eyes made him lose the ability to think with any reason or sense.

Words spilled out of his mouth even though he had no idea where they originated. “It looks like you need a husband, Miss Tillman. If you aren’t opposed to that man being me, I’d be pleased to marry you.”

“I wouldn’t be opposed, Mr. Amick.” A blush covered her cheeks, making the freckles that dusted them stand out in contrast to her smooth skin.

Ben fought down the urge to give her a comforting hug. Instead, he took a step back and looked to Edwin. “If I go find Pastor Eagan, do you think we could exchange vows in your parlor?”

“Certainly, Ben. We’ll be ready when you return.” Edwin slapped him on the back with a broad smile as Hattie hurried up the front steps, tugging Allie along behind her.

Release Blitz: Keeper Of Crows by Casey L. Bond

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Title: Keeper of Crows
Author: Casey Bond
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Horror
Cover Designer: Regina Wamba at Mae I Design & Photography
Editor: Stacy Sanford, The Girl with the Red Pen
Book Trailer by: Rebecca Ethington
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
Carmen Kennedy is a spoiled brat from Beverly Hills with a chip on her shoulder and a cocaine addiction to match. Using drugs to suppress reality, her life is more than she can stomach most days. All she wants is to disappear, and on one fateful night, her wish is granted.
There is a world that exists just beyond the fabric of our own. When Carmen is dragged there against her will, her hopelessness seems to disappear, replaced by a determination to survive. The Keeper of Crows is charged with guarding Carmen, but is safety a possibility in a world so desolate? Can love blossom when danger lies in wait? Together, they fight like hell, seeming to lose more ground than they gain with each battle against the dark enemy threatening to tear them apart. Can love keep her safe? Can it give her the strength she needs?
When the lines between life and death, reality and dream become blurred, who will save the souls trapped in the spaces between Heaven and Hell? Who will save Carmen’s only love, The Keeper of Crows?

Award-winning author Casey L. Bond resides in Milton, West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. When she’s not busy being a domestic goddess and chasing her baby girls, she loves to write young adult and new adult fiction.You can find more information about Bond’s books via the following links:

Guest Post by Author Rebecca M Gibson

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In honor of Veteran’s Day or Remembrance Day depending on where you’re at in the world, Historical Fiction Author Rebecca Gibson has been kind enough to write about how she gleans information and shapes it into a fascinating story.




Entering The Mind of a WWI Private

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As a Historical Fiction author I needed to get into the brain of a WW1 private for my latest novel Rubies Fall (due out on the 11th of November). So, how did I manage it?

The First World War was a deeply complex period in history that’s only recently come into the forefront of people’s awareness. Between 1914 and 1918 the war touched millions of people. Every village and town in England has a memorial with names of the deceased carved into it.

However, once the war had ended, it was discussed rarely. The early nineteen hundreds was a period of time when reputation and appearance were vitally important – trench life wasn’t exactly polite tea time conversation.

The soldiers who fought in the trenches spoke little about their experiences. PTSD (shell shock as it was known then) was rife but rarely brought up or even acknowledged…except by a few silenced soldiers. Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, from the confines of Craig Lockhart War Hospital, wrote the most famous anti-war poetry the world has ever seen. These writers were my main inspiration for Rubies Fall. I was introduced to their work in school and became obsessed. I have since devoured their poetry, biographies, letters…anything I could get my hands on.

As a result of it being the centenary of The Great War, a lot of information has been released recently. Diaries of soldiers, letters, novels have all been a vital part of my research process. Not to mention the various TV series (both fiction and factual) aired mostly on the BBC. My particular favourite was a series showing the letters and diaries of people – both men and women – experiencing the war first hand. I am interested, above all things, of personal experiences. Perhaps that’s what I’ve taken from my Psychology degree.

Additionally, the wonderful thing about the world we live in today is that we have the internet! Whilst full of terrible, shallow rubbish, the internet holds entire libraries of books and galleries of pictures. Everything on the internet must be taken with a pinch of salt, but with the click of a button, I could find out anything I needed to know. If I had a question, chances are someone’s already asked it somewhere. Just to defend myself, all internet research was backed up by more solid sources before used. However, it is undoubtedly a good spring board.

I could have skimmed the surface, of course, but that would have led to a mediocre book. Who wants to read a mediocre book? As this is a topic of personal interest to me…I visited the battlefields myself. Seeing the former battlefields of Flanders, Belgium was a humbling experience, whilst walking amongst row upon row of bone white headstones was unlike anything I could describe with words.

Fought out of our sight, we often put WW1 out of our minds as well. Seeing the real battlefields, and countless WW1 exhibitions since, has rooted my research in fact. I hope it shows in the pages of my novel.

14016258Rebecca M. Gibson grew up in Cornwall, UK, where inspiration was never hard to come by. From writing ghost stories on her mum’s computer, to completing her first novel, stories have always interested her.
Fascinated by letters and poems written in the First World War, she tries to understand the complexities of emotion and the phenomenal strength of the human mind…or at least, that’s her justification for giving her characters more than their fair share of turmoil. She studied for a Psychology Degree at Aberystwyth University, although, being a novelist has always been her dream.

Did You Know:

Rebecca is hosting a Release Party for Rubies Fall on Facebook 11/11/2016!

Click HERE to RSVP and join the fun!

You can also check out my review of her novel Diamonds Fall by clicking HERE!

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Interesting and Important Fact: 

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Julianne Nicole Tomczak (Tom-Zack) is the writer of Kingdom of the Faeries: Edenhart’s Rivalry so here’s a little bio. Julianne grew up on a small farm in central Arkansas and now lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband. When not writing, Julianne loves playing video games, listening to music, hiking, and binge-watching Falling Skies while eating non-nutritional food.

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Social Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14918148.J_N_Tomczak

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JNTomczak

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/J.N.Tomczak/

Street Team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/953086374762831/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/juliannetomczak/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jntomczak/

Tumblr: http://faerie-swordmaiden.tumblr.com/

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/J.N.-Tomczak/e/B01CJ0AL9S/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1473545274&sr=8-1

Newsletter: http://jntomczak.weebly.com/monthly-newsletter.html

Website: http://jntomczak.weebly.com/

Contacts:

Personal Assistant: John Cintron – johncintronpa@gmail.com

Facebook: johncintronpa

Twitter: @johncintronpa

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Book Blurb:

A dark power is rising, and a kingdom is in dire need of a leader when the King of the Faeries falls in battle. Or so, that’s what they’re led to believe, but his only heir and daughter, Aurora, suspects murder.

But when she and her loyal friend Percy, the Captain of the Elite Guard, discover an ancient prophecy foretold by the enigmatic Faerie Sorcerers, Aurora finds herself an unwilling pawn in a dark plot that will threaten everything she holds dear.

Her courage and magic will be her greatest weapons if she hopes to succeed where all others have failed. But will she? Aurora must ask herself this very question: just how far is she willing to go to save her kingdom, and at what costs?

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Buy Links:

Amazon: The Kingdom of the Faeries: Edenhart’s Rivalry

Barnes&Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kingdom-of-the-faeries-jn-tomczak/1123402817?type=eBook

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Author Spotlight: Kellie Wallace

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Born in Sydney, author Kellie Wallace developed a love for the written word early in life, writing her first story at aged three. Her father used to read to her at bedtime, establishing a deep love and respect for books.

Kellie wrote her first fiction fantasy novel called Giblin the Conquer, an X Files fan fiction and a military fiction while in high school. After finishing school, Kellie moved to the sunny Northern Beaches and carved a successful career in the media/advertising industry writing for numerous Sydney based publications. But that didn’t stop Kellie’s love to write. An aspiring novelist, she fulfilled a dream in 2008 having her first book All She Ever Wanted published at the age of 22 years old

Since 2013, Kellie has established herself as a hybrid author, writing a range of genres from historical fiction, fantasy, crime and new adult fiction. Her latest release Rogue Agent was
published by Limitless Publishing in 2016.

She currently resides in Sydney with her husband. In her spare time, Kellie loves to write, game, draw, exercise, and binge on her favourite TV shows.

I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing 2 of Kellie’s books: Rogue Agent and Her Sweetest Downfall, check out what I thought and comment at will!

Facebook – facebook.com/kelliewallacebooks

Twitter: twitter.com/kelliewallacebooks

Instragram- kellie_wallace_books

Website – kelliewallacebooks.com

12744304_1040350439365491_8837913149924216042_n Check Out My Facebook Page: Rebecca’s Bibliogal Book Review For A Chance To Win A Copy Of Rogue Agent!

Author Spotlight!

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✮ (¸.•´✶ (¸.•M.A Phipps                         
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Author Bio
M. A. Phipps was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1987. In 2009, she moved to London to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Communications and Journalism. It was there that she met her husband and they now live in the Southwest where she works fulltime pursuing her true passion: fiction. She enjoys writing any genre, but the majority of her work contains some sort of fantastical element. In 2013, one of her short stories was shortlisted for publication and in the following year, she submitted her first-full length novel to an online writing competition where it was rated second overall out of over two-hundred manuscripts. In 2015, she decided to self-publish her dystopian novel, Ultraxenopia, which was acquired by a publisher five months later. At it’s re-release, it became an international bestseller

 

Author Links
https://www.facebook.com/authormaphipps/?fref=ts
Official website – http://maphipps.com
Twitter – https://twitter.com/authormaphipps
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/authormaphipps/
Youtube –https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkOGI201TU2Z1r0ZRW_aFog
Amazon Author Page –http://www.amazon.com/M.-A.-Phipps/e/B00U7ET67M/
Goodreads Page –https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13682371.M_A_Phipps

Blurb –
Don’t stand out. Blend in. Remain invisible. Those are the rules I lived by—the rules I thought would keep me alive. I was wrong. Wynter Reeves is a law-abiding citizen of the State, a willing conformist whose daily life is haunted by terrorism and oppression. With the constant threat of death hanging over her like a shadow, she forces herself to live by a strict set of rules, all in the hope of ensuring she is never noticed. However, on her twenty-first birthday, as she prepares to take the placement exam that will determine her future within society, she begins to show symptoms of a rare and debilitating illness—ultimately attracting the attention of the State. Taken into the custody of the feared research facility known as the DSD, her worst nightmare becomes reality. Ripped away from the life she knew, Wynter is forced to become the test subject of the mysterious Dr. Richter. Through him, she learns the true and terrifying nature of her condition: a disease called Ultraxenopia.
Amazon link – http://amzn.com/B01AP1AJYU

Remember that time I reviewed Ultraxenopia?…check it out here

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