Beltane Bliss – Lilliana Rose / #Interview #BlogTour @rararesources @LillianaRose2

 

Edi Court is training to be a modern-day white witch, her unique ability is healing. Emotionally wounded from her ex, Anto, she has run away from the covenant with a need to heal herself. Following her psychic ability, she finds herself south, along the coast from Melbourne Australia, where she decides to set up her own healing shop, Crystal Sands.

Voltaire is a down to earth guy, a plumber by trade, he believes only what he sees in the physical world. The loss of his mom and sister to breast cancer and his ex, who stole his money and left him with a debt to work off, has caused him to close his heart.

Can Edi stop herself from rescuing another man and landing in deep water? Or with the Beltane energies thick in the air, can this be the start of a new relationship between two wounded souls?

Volt must become a believer in the Magiks and allow his heart to heal. And Edi must learn to trust herself again.

Will a non-believer and a believer find love over Beltane?

 

 

Q&A

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– When and where do you prefer to write?

I prefer to write in the mornings (but not early, oh no!), and I love writing in cafes. I’m learning to write now in the evenings after bubs goes to sleep. Slowly, slowly I’m teaching myself to write whenever the chance arises!

– Do you have a certain ritual?

If I’m in a café I have a coffee, no food (though sometimes I break this for a dairy free cup cake). When at home, I might put on relaxing music in the background, or white noise music like the sound of thunderstorms, and I have a cup of tea to drink. At the moment, I have the TV on, which in the past has been a big no-no. I seem to like some noise in the background when writing. I have the lifestyle channel on, so it’s easy to tune out, and it’s not confronting. It’s just something that I can pause and watch if I need some thinking time of what to write next.

– Is there a drink of some food that keeps you company while you write?

Coffee! Sometimes it’s tea. And sometimes a cold drink if it is a hot day. I keep the snacks away, otherwise I’d eat too much! And to have a break for food is a good reason to get me away from the computer!

– What is your favourite book?

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis. I love this book when growing up, and equally as an adult. It stirs my imagination every time I read it.

– Do you consider writing a different genre in the future?

Potentially. I write in different genres already. I like to follow my creative inspiration rather than confining myself to a particular genre. Once I’ve written in a particular genre, I can’t leave it! So, I have a lot of choice when writing.

– Do you sometimes base your characters on people you know?

No, never! The characters I make up are much more interesting because while there’s a real-life potential, I’ve constructed them to engage the reader, and promote conflict and action in the story.

– Do you take a notebook everywhere in order to write down ideas that pop up?

Absolutely! I’ve even been known to write ideas down when at the stop lights! These days it’s easy to write these ideas in the note section on my smart phone.

– Which genre do you not like at all?

I don’t think I dislike any genres as such. I do like particular genres over others. For me, as a reader, I get drawn into a story based on the blurb and the journey that it can take me on rather than the genre. I think this is similar when writing a story, it’s the story and the characters that hook me in to want to write.

– If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?

JA Ward. Though she hardly needs me!

– If you should travel to a foreign country to do research, which one would you chose and why?

I would go back to Norway, and I’d like to go to America, and travel the Oregon Trail. Even though I’m an Aussie, my great-grandma migrated from Norway to America and went across the prairies, and I’ll like to research more about her life (I’m trying to do this already, but it’s very slow, and I’d love to do research in these countries, I should book my ticket now!).

Thank you, Lilliana Rose and Rachel’s Random Resources.

 

About the author

Lilliana is an Amazon Bestselling author, who writes romance in the subgenres of contemporary, paranormal, steampunk, and rural. She enjoys helping characters overcome problems, or issues, and the misunderstandings that often plague relationships, to help them fall in love. Whether it city heels being replaced with country work boots, or some magic beyond this world, or cogs and gears and corsets, each story shows how love can prevail.

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The Comedy Club Mystery – Peter Bartram / #Extract #BlogTour #TheComedyClubMystery #RandomThingsTours @PeterFBartram

 

Murder has never been such fun…

When theatrical agent Daniel Bernstein sues the Evening Chronicle for libel, crime reporter Colin Crampton is called in to sort out the problem.But trouble escalates when Bernstein turns up murdered. Colin discovers that any of five comedians competing for the chance to appear on a top TV show could be behind the killing.As Colin and his feisty girlfriend Shirley Goldsmith investigate, they encounter a cast of colourful characters – identical twin gangsters, an Irishman who lives underground, and a failed magician’s assistant.And it’s not long before their own lives are in peril as they battle to crack a code that will lead to a fortune. Join Colin and Shirley for a rollercoaster of an adventure in Swinging Sixties England – where the laughs are never far from the action.

 

 

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We join the book at the point where Evening Chronicle crime reporter Colin Crampton and his girlfriend Shirley Goldsmith are on their way to a run-down comedy club where Colin has to interview the owner, a murder suspect.

My Australian girlfriend Shirley Goldsmith flashed me a smile and said: “I like a laugh but the one thing I can’t stand is mother-in-law jokes.”

I said: “You mean like the one about the two men in a pub.”

“Don’t say it,” Shirley warned.

But I like to live dangerously, so I continued: “The first man said, ‘My mother-in-law is an angel.’ His friend knocked back his beer and said, ‘You’re lucky mate. Mine is still alive.’”

Shirl gave me a not-so-playful punch on the arm.

We were walking along Marine Parade towards the Last Laugh comedy club. It was one of those November evenings when you think stories about English weather can’t all be true. There was a cloudless sky and a full moon. The moonbeams cast long fingers of light across the sea. The waves broke on the shingle with a soothing rhythmic splash. A breeze as gentle as an angel’s sigh wafted in from the south-west.

Shirley said: “It’s not fair that mothers-in-law are always the butt of weak comedians. They should even up the score. Why are there no father-in-law jokes?”

I said: “There are.”

“Prove it.”

“A woman is talking to her best friend. She says, ‘Every time my father-in-law comes to dinner, he criticises my cooking. But, actually, I’ve got a soft spot for him. It’s that patch of earth by the trees in the cemetery.’”

Shirley said: “If you ever give up journalism, don’t apply for work in comedy.”

“No danger of that. Frank Figgis is the only stand-up comic around the Chronicle. And even he doesn’t know why people laugh at him.”

“Yeah, your Figgis sounds like a joke. But I don’t get it. When you said you were taking me to a club, I thought we’d be dancing. That’s why I’m wearing this funky gear.”

Shirley had dressed in a silver print mini-dress with crazy flared sleeves. She was wearing knee-length black disco boots. She had a silver band in her blonde hair. She looked every inch the fashion model she’d become in the past year. I was tempted to scrub the Last Laugh and take her to Sherry’s.

But there’d be time to play after I’d landed my story. I only hoped Shirley would see it that way. I hadn’t yet told her that we wouldn’t only be watching the show. I had work to do.

We crossed the road and headed up the street towards the Last Laugh.

Shirley said: “If I were opening a comedy club, I wouldn’t call it the Last Laugh. That makes it sound like someone is getting one over on a sucker. I hope it’s not us.”

“I hadn’t looked at it like that. But if I were a comedian, I’d be more worried about getting the first laugh.”

Thank you, Peter Bartram and Random Things Tours.

 

About the author

Peter Bartram brings years of experience as a journalist to his Crampton of the Chronicle crime mystery series. His novels are fast-paced and humorous – the action is matched by the laughs. The books feature a host of colourful characters as befits stories set in Brighton, one of Britain’s most trend-setting towns. You can download Murder in Capital Letters, a free book in the series, for your Kindle from http://www.colincrampton.com. Peter began his career as a reporter on a local weekly newspaper before editing newspapers and magazines in London, England and, finally, becoming freelance. He has done most things in journalism from door-stepping for quotes to writing serious editorials. He’s pursued stories in locations as diverse as 700-feet down a coal mine and a courtier’s chambers at Buckingham Palace. Peter is a member of the Society of Authors and the Crime Writers’ Association.

Follow Peter on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/peterbartramauthor. Twitter @PeterFBartram

A Bakery at the Little Duck Pond Cafe – Rosie Green / #Review #BlogTour @rararesources @Rosie_Green1988

 

Ellie’s dreams of opening a bakery in Sunnybrook are finally coming true and best friends Fen and Jaz are happily rallying round, helping her to plan a fabulous grand opening day. Everything in their garden seems to be rosy – until the arrival of a newcomer brings chaos to the village and tests relationships to the limit. Can the bakery succeed in the face of such upheaval? And more importantly, can firm friendships survive?

 

 

My review

Why oh why are there only 24 hours in a day? And why can’t we spend them all reading? 🙂 I really wish I could forgo sleeping in favor of devouring brilliant books.

It’s book 5 in the series but only my second one. I can assure you that I am sad that I have not read the others but I have added them to my ever growing list.

The author takes us to lovely Sunnybrook where we are reunited with old ‘friends’ and  meet new people as well.

The book has everything a story needs to be a perfect fit in this genre : romance, heartbreak, friendships being created and love, a lot of love.

The author also draws our attention to how things that happened in the past can still interfere with the present big time.

I really enjoyed this novella and am looking forward to returning to Sunnybrook in the near future. 5 stars.

Thank you, Rosie Green and Rachel’s Random Resources.

 

About the author 

Rosie Green has been scribbling stories ever since she was little. Back then they were rip-roaring adventure tales with a young heroine in perilous danger of falling off a cliff or being tied up by ‘the baddies’. Thankfully, Rosie has moved on somewhat, and now much prefers to write romantic comedies that melt your heart and make you smile, with really not much perilous danger involved at all, unless you count the heroine losing her heart in love.

​Rosie’s brand new series of novellas is centred on life in a village café. Confetti at the Little Duck Pond Cafe will be the sixth in the series

Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rosie_Green1988

 


Breaking News – Coming Soon – Confetti at the Little Duck Pond Café

With Ellie and Zak’s Big Day on the horizon, the sun is shining brightly on the Little Duck Pond Café community. But as dark clouds begin to roll in, threatening more than one close relationship, will the wedding of the year take place at all?

Follow Rosie Green on Amazon to hear when its published and available for purchase – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rosie-Green/e/B07CZYV7DW

 

 

Tuscan Enchantment – Kate Zarrelli / #PromoPost #BlogTour @rararesources @katmezzacappa

 

This was no cold marble—this was a man!

Antonia goes to Tuscany to rebuild her life. The last thing she wants to do is fall in love, least of all with rich, arrogant, aristocratic Lorenzo.

Librarian Antonia Gray has fled England for northern Tuscany after an unhappy love affair to work on the archive of a 17th century Italian explorer, a member of a centuries-old aristocratic family. There she meets his descendent, Lorenzo Quattromani, rich, arrogant, handsome—and engaged to the beautiful and ruthless Giselle. The last thing Antonia wants is to fall in love, least of all with someone so dangerous. His engagement, though, is not what it seems, and Lorenzo breaks down Antonia’s resistance. But Giselle has other ideas.

 

 

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Thank you, Kate Zarrelli and Rachel’s Random Resources.

 

About the author

Kate Zarrelli is the romance and erotica pen-name of Katherine Mezzacappa. Kate is Irish but now lives in Carrara in Northern Tuscany, between the Apuan Alps and the Tyrrhenian Sea, with her Italian husband and two teenage sons. She writes historical, erotic, feel-good and paranormal fiction, set all over Europe, and in her spare time volunteers with a used book charity of which she is a founder member. You can follow her on Facebook at Kate Zarrelli books or on Twitter @katmezzacappa.

 

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Fierce Girl (Anna Davis #4) – Emma Tallon / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @EmmaEsj

 

When loyalty is everything, betrayal hits harder.

Anna Davis has grown up. She’s not the naive runaway who escaped her vicious gangland boyfriend anymore. She’s tougher than ever and she won’t let anyone take advantage of her – or the people she loves.

Anna’s devoted boyfriend, East End baron Freddie Tyler, is in trouble. There’s a rat in his organisation and he needs to stop the leaks before a very big mistake from his past is revealed to people who will want swift and brutal revenge.

Anna wants to help Freddie but she’s got problems of her own. Her best friend Tanya’s mother has turned up, and is staking a claim on Tanya’s share of their club. With Tanya buying her mum’s reformed sinner act, Anna knows she needs to act before both their friendship and Club Anya goes up in flames.

But if there’s one thing Anna and Freddie have learned, it’s how to play the game, and as their enemies close in they’ll fight with everything they’ve got to protect the life they’ve built.

 

 

My review

I am certain avid readers know this feeling : you want to finish a book because it has a hold on you and won’t let you put it down,. On the other hand you want to extend the reading pleasure by putting it away for a bit, but you can’t resist for too long. The story pulls you back time and time again.

Well, I can honestly say that is exactely what this series does to me. I have to admit I did not read book 1 yet, but the moment I found out about this series, I was hooked, seriously hooked.

People who have read the other reviews I wrote about them might remember that I fell in love with Freddie as soon as I met him. I can say that our ‘relationship’ is still going strong, very strong. I would marry him on the dot 😉

So, yes, dear Emma, you did it again!

Line up some ‘boxes’ labelled ‘nail biting’, ‘heartbreaking’, ‘fierce’, ‘chills running down the spine’ and let Emma do the mixing. I assure you she will come up with a mind blowing, utterly gripping and smashing story.

5 big, fat, shiny stars (and for Freddie as well lol). This is a series I do not ever want to end. Even after 100 books I would still be not ready to say goodbye to him (or any of the other characters).

Thank you, Emma Tallon, Bookouture and Negalley.

 

About the author

Emma Tallon is a British, gritty crime writer, adventurer, Londoner and mother to a young son. Starting her career a few years ago as a ghostwriter, Emma crafted some of the most adventurous, edgy and heart-wrenching stories you can find on the shelves today.

In March 2017 Emma stepped out of the literary shadows and self-published her first book, Life Game. The book was an instant success, the results far exceeding anything she had expected. As news of Life Games popularity spread, she joined forces with W.F.Howes and the audiobook was launched in October 2017.

In December 2017, Emma signed a three book deal with publishers Bookouture. This included Life Game which was changed, re-edited and re-released as Runaway Girl.

Drawing inspiration for her books from a mixture of her own observations and an active imagination, the characters Emma paints are colourful and larger than life. Her story lines are an interesting recipe of deep emotion and violent grit, that keep her readers engrossed.

With more books in the works for this series already, Emma has many more stories planned out for the future.

Social Media Links:

For more information on Emma or to join her mailing list, please go to: www.emmatallon.com or alternatively, follow her on Facebook:www.facebook.com/emmatallonofficial or on Twitter: @EmmaEsj

Hunter’s Force – Val Penny / #Interview #BlogTour #LoveBooksGroupTours @valeriepenny

 

Hunter by name – Hunter by nature.

Can DI Hunter Wilson keep Edinburgh safe when he is the hunted?

Detective Inspector Hunter Wilson is woken in the early hours of the morning by a call from his son. Cameron’s flatmate was murdered. Why would anybody want to kill a young woman recently arrived in the city?

Hunter must call in the new Major Incident Team (MIT) to lead the investigation due to the reorganisation of police services. Hunter’s ability to be involved, however, is put in severe doubt when someone from his past decides to take revenge on him. He goes missing, and his team have no idea where to look for him. Who would want to stop Hunter in his tracks?

Meanwhile, Hunter’s team must work closely with the MIT, with or without him, to solve the murder in this taut crime thriller.

 

 

Q&A

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– When and where do you prefer to write?

I write crime thrillers and all three of the novels I have published so far have largely been written at home. I prefer to write in the afternoons. I like to write somewhere quiet so, if I have the house to myself, I write in the living room surrounded by the cats. If the house is busy, I park myself in my local library and write there.

–  Do you have a certain ritual?

I wrote my debut novel, Hunter’s Chase, straight from beginning to end with no planning! However, now I am more organised. I write my notes and outlines for my books long hand in notebooks. But when I get to the point of writing my novels, I draft them on the computer. It is so much easier to make changes and to edit as I go that way.

– Is there a drink of some food that keeps you company while you write?

My stories are conceived on chocolate and sparkling water, although my characters tend to prefer curries and beer!

– What is your favourite book?

I have discovered several excellent authors new to me in the last few years. These include Michael Jecks, Joan Livingston and Wendy Jones. However, I do mostly read crime novels and thrillers. Another of my favourites is Katharine Johnson. Her novel, The Secret, is an enthralling mystery set in a village in Northern Italy. I must class this amongst my favourite books.

– Do you consider writing a different genre in the future?

My novels, Hunter’s Chase, Hunter’s Revenge and Hunter’s Force form the Edinburgh Crime Mystery series. My main protagonist in a Detective Inspector called Hunter Wilson and my novels are set in Edinburgh. At present I use Edinburgh as the back drop for the crimes Hunter solves. But there is an area of the city known as Hunter’s Tryst and I would quite like to write a romance for Hunter based in that district. Watch this space!

– Do you sometimes base your characters on people you know?

I never base characters on people I have met, living or dead. They are all creatures of my imagination. I do, occasionally use an interesting name I have heard before, but I give the characters in my novels the traits I need them to have.

– Do you take a notebook everywhere in order to write down ideas that pop up?

I have notebooks all over the place! I have one on my bed side table to record any bolts of genius that strike me during the night, but I also have a note book in the kitchen, the living room, the dining room and a friend gave me a waterproof notebook for my birthday. I used that when I was out and about making notes for my most recent novel Hunter’s Force. (I live in Scotland – it rains a lot!)

– Which genre do you not like at all?

I always say that I will read anything. Having said that I do not choose to read horror novels and rarely find sci-fi engaging.

– If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?

I do not like the idea of co-writing a book. I know many successful books have been written by two or more authors including the Nicci French novels and brilliant historical novel The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society co-written by Mary Anne Schaffer and Annie Barrie. If were to co-write a novel, it would have to be a thriller and, I would most like to write it with the fabulous Erin Kelly. Her novels, The Poison Tree and He Said/She Said are amongst my favourite modern novels.

– If you should travel to a foreign country to do research, which one would you chose and why?

I love to travel and my family often say I would go to the opening of a paper bag. I think if I had to travel for research, I would choose to go somewhere that is on my bucket list and that I have not visited yet. For me, I think it would be Borneo. I would love to see the Orang-utans there. Maybe I will send Hunter there for an investigation one day!

Thank you so much for hosting me on your blog today. I hope your readers fins the interview interesting. My contact details and the short-cuts for finding my books on Amazon are under noted.

Thank you, Val Penny and Love Books Group Tours.

 

About the author

Val Penny is the author of The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries. The first on the series, ‘Hunter’s Chase’, was published by Crooked Cat Books on 02.02.2018 while the sequel, ‘Hunter’s Revenge’, was published on 09.09.2018 and they will publish the third in The Edinburgh Crime Mystery series, Hunter’s Force on 03.03.2019. All books are available to order from Amazon.

Author contact details

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Women Who Soar – Paulette Harper / #PromoPost #BlogTour #SilverDaggerBookTours @SDSXXTours @pauletteharper

 

Compiled and Co-Authored by Paulette Harper

Women Who Soar is a book collaboration project of women who stepped out on faith, launched their own businesses and released their dreams and purposes into the world. These powerful women have dispelled lies, overcome difficult challenges, refused to take no for an answer and are now soaring and creating the life they deserve. Their stories are moving, revealing, encouraging and empowering. They have resolved to use their testimony to pave the way for other women to soar into their destiny.

**Only .99 cents!!**

 

 

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Thank you, Paulette Harper and Silver Dagger Book Tours.

 

About the Author

Beginning her career in 2008, Paulette is an award-winning, bestselling author and the founder of WNL Coaching and Marketing Services. Along with being an ordained Elder, she is the author of several books and founder of Write Now Literary Virtual Book Tours, a service to help promote authors of the Christian genre and authors of clean books. As an inspirational and motivational speaker, Elder Paulette’s desire is to empower, influence and cultivate women to move forward while dealing with issues that hinder women from becoming all they are created to be. Her topics are biblically sound and pertinent to the needs of today’s women. Paulette is a mother, grandmother and Bible teacher. Paulette has appeared on numerous radio and Television shows. Combining enthusiasm with an energetic speaking style, audiences describe Paulette’s presentation as inspiring, enriching and encouraging. She is committed to speaking a message that is always uplifting and edifying. As a writing coach, she is the visionary behind her own writing ministry called “Write Now,” a literary program that specializes in coaching aspiring writers in the areas of creativity, development, and publication of Christian books. She provides her listeners with tools, resources, and opportunities to help them succeed in the writing business. Her books have ranked consecutively on the Black Christian Publishers Bestsellers List for Independent Publishers (non-fiction category).

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All the Dirty Secrets – Marian Lanouette / #GuestPost #BlogTour #SilverDaggerBookTours @SDSXXTours @AuthorMarian

 

A Jake Carrington Thriller #4

It’s a shocking blast from the past when homicide detective Jake Carrington finds himself investigating the last woman he’d suspect of murder . . .

Recovering from a stab wound to the gut, and dealing with the news that his sister’s killer might beat the system, Lieutenant Jake Carrington needs some downtime. But that’s cut short by a very sensitive case: the murder of the police commissioner’s wife. The crime scene—a dive hotel, complete with provocative, incriminating photos—suggests the victim was having an affair. But Jake finds that hard to believe—as hard to believe as the #1 suspect . . .

Jake hasn’t seen his high school sweetheart, Melinda Mastrianni, since the day his sister, Eva, died. He’d turned down Eva’s request for a ride so he could go see Melinda, and the guilt has never left him. Now Melinda’s a local photographer, mostly shooting weddings and graduations. Definitely not the kind of pics that led him to her doorstep. But when Melinda disappears, and more prominent women turn up dead, Jake will have to navigate through a twisted blackmailing scheme to find out if the girl he once knew is long gone—or if she’s a killer’s next target . . .

 

 

All the Pretty Brides

A Jake Carrington Thriller #3

Homicide detective Jake Carrington has an engagement that can’t wait—with a killer. Haunted by the murder of his sister, Lieutenant Jake Carrington struggles to control his personal demons as he stands over the brutalized body of a young woman found dead on the railroad tracks. The victim disappeared on July 6th, the fifth woman in as many years to go missing on that date. The fifth happy bride-to-be. The only one whose body has turned up. Soon the killer is sending personal messages to Jake. They refer to an unidentified brother he believes Jake hates as much as he does. With his partner distracted by turmoil at home, Jake is on his own. Drawn deeper and deeper into a murderous family feud, his mission is to find out who the killer’s brother is—and stop him before another innocent woman’s life is cut tragically short.

 

 

All the Hidden Sins

A Jake Carrington Thriller #2

When it comes to crime, homicide detective Jake Carrington plays for high stakes . . .

Assigned a missing persons case, Lieutenant Jake Carrington investigates a local Mob boss. The trail goes cold, but the Mafioso isn’t taking any chances, and soon the heat turns up from another quarter. Turns out there’s more than one dangerous suspect . . .

Kyra Russell is drop-dead gorgeous and Jake is only human. But despite their mutual attraction, Jake’s suspicion deepens when he learns about her gambling problem—an addiction that cost her both husband and son. Even more disturbing is Kyra’s day job. She runs a crematorium—and it’s tied to the Mob. Now Jake will have to navigate a firestorm of treachery to get to the truth . . .

 

 

All the Deadly Lies

A Jake Carrington Thriller #1

Homicide detective Jake Carrington takes murder personally…

The victim was bludgeoned, stripped, and left for dead. Shanna Wagner deserves justice—and there’s no better cop than Lieutenant Jake Carrington to find her killer. The brutality of the crime reminds Jake of his sister’s murder seventeen years ago, and the remorseless man responsible, now up for parole.

Then another woman is killed—and Jake goes dangerously close to the edge. He’ll have to face his personal demons and focus his formidable skills if he hopes to stop a vicious murderer from striking again—and hold on to his career, and his life . . .

 

 

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All my Jake Carrington Thrillers have been inspired by aspects in and around my life. When I was twenty years old, I was offered an office job at a cemetery in my fading central Connecticut industrial town. The cemetery superintendent who hired me was a visionary who realized property boundaries would hamper the growth of the century old business, so he opened a crematorium, too. I’d like to have died myself when I found out I had to assist with the cremations. As I look back working at the cemetery/crematory was the best job and best boss I had outside of writing.

How All the Hidden Sins came to life was due to my overactive imagination. While performing the cremations my imagination ran wild with what if scenarios. It took another twenty years before I created and put these ideas to paper. And now I’m excited to share Jake Carrington’s Thriller series with you. I’ve used that experience with cremations as the focal point in All the Hidden Sins, the second book in the series. All content is pure fiction from my inquisitive and devious mind.

In the first book, All the Deadly Lies, it explores how secrets and ego lead to deadly results. The brutal death of a student forces Jake to revisit his sister Eva’s murder seventeen years after she was killed. Her killer is now up for parole and Jake is forced to divide his attention between solving the young student’s case and dealing with his guilt. If he’d only given Eva a ride to her destination when she asked, she’d be alive today. He lives with that remorse every day.

Thank you, Marian Lanouette and Silver Dagger Book Tours.

 

About the author 

A self-described tough blonde from Brooklyn, Marian Lanouette grew up as one of 10 children. As far back as she can remember, Marian loved to read. She was especially intrigued by the Daily News crime reports. Tragically, someone she knew was murdered. The killer was never found. Her Jake Carrington thrillers are informed by her admiration for police work, her experience in running a crematorium, and her desire to write books where good prevails, even in the darkest times. Marian lives in New England with her husband. Website * Facebook * Twitter * Pinterest * Bookbub * Amazon * Goodreads

 

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Don’t Tell – Willow Rose / #PromoPost #BlogTour #SilverDaggerBookTours @SDSXXTours @madamwillowrose

 

Jack Ryder Book 7

This novel is based on actual events.

One close-knit family. Too many secrets.

When detective Jack Ryder is going skiing with his family in the mountains of North Carolina, he hopes for a week of fun in the snow with the ones he loves.

But then the body of a teenage boy turns up in the cold waters of the creek behind the cabin they have rented.

Don’t tell or you might be next.

The find shocks the rural community of Maggie Valley and rattles local law enforcement. What happened to the boy is more than strange.

Soon more bodies are found, and Jack Ryder digs into the case that seems to be anything but ordinary. What happened on the night that Benjamin Rutherford disappeared from the porch of his childhood home? Is his father — the local pastor — telling the truth? Is his sister?

As Jack digs deeper into this seemingly perfect family, he begins to wonder if any of them are what they pretend to be and what secrets they are hiding beneath the surface.

DON’T TELL is the seventh book in Willow Rose’s bestselling and addictive Jack Ryder series but can be read as a standalone.

 

 

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Thank you, Willow Rose and Silver Dagger Book Tours.

 

About the Author

The Queen of Scream aka Willow Rose is a #1 Amazon Best-selling Author and an Amazon ALL-star Author of more than 60 novels. She writes Mystery, Thriller, Paranormal, Romance, Suspense, Horror, Supernatural thrillers, and Fantasy. Willow’s books are fast-paced, nail-biting pageturners with twists you won’t see coming. Several of her books have reached the Kindle top 10 of ALL books in the US, UK, and Canada. She has sold more than three million books. Willow lives on Florida’s Space Coast with her husband and two daughters. When she is not writing or reading, you will find her surfing and watch the dolphins play in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4804769.Willow_Rose

Spices and Seasons, Simple Sustainable Indian Flavors – Rinku Bhattacharya / #Interview #BlogBlitz @rararesources @Wchestermasala

 

Rinku Bhattacharya combines her two great loves―Indian cooking and sustainable living―to give readers a simple, accessible way to cook seasonally, locally, and flavorfully. Inspired by the bounty of local produce, mostly from her own backyard, Rinku set out to create recipes for busy, time-strapped home cooks who want to blend Indian flavors into nutritious family meals. Arranged in chapters from appetizers through desserts, the cookbook includes everything from small bites, soups, seafood, meat and poultry, and vegetables, to condiments, breads, and sweets. You’ll find recipes for tempting fare like “Mango and Goat Cheese Mini Crisps,” “Roasted Red Pepper Chutney,” “Crisped Okra with Dry Spice Rub,” “Smoky Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Puree,” and “Red Harvest Masala Cornish Hens,” to name a few. As exotic and enticing as these recipes sound, the ingredients are easily found and the instructions are simple. Rinku encourages readers to explore the bounty of their local farms and markets, and embrace the rich flavors of India to cook food that is nutritious, healthy, seasonal and most importantly, delicious.

 

 

Q&A

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  1. Who taught you how to cook?

I spent a lot of my early childhood years watching my grandmother cook. I learnt and absorbed a lot of watch she was doing, without really realizing that I was doing that. I later travelled quite far away to the US for university. I began missing home cooked food, the lighter flavors of home and that is when I began to draw on memory to start cooking. All said and done, a lot of my cooking is self- taught but heavily influenced by my mother and grandmother’s cooking.

  1. Are there family recipies included?

Absolutely! There are several family recipes from both my and my husband’s family. The chicken tikka kebabs (pg 39), the red lentils (107), Shrimp in a Caramelized Onion and Coconut milk sauce (pg 191) are all from my family. Seasonal Greens with White Cheese (page 129) The traditional red kidney beans are from my husband’s family (115). These are the first ones that come to mind.

  1. Which core ingredient do you prefer to cook with?

I like fish and seafood, very fond of seasonal greens and am quite addicted to tomatoes. Overall, we stick to a simple flavour palate working with whatever is in season. Hence the title – Spices and Seasons. You will find similar recipes all in this vein in my blog – Spice Chronicles. www.spicechronicles.com.

  1. What is your favourite spice/herb?

Cumin for spice and Cilantro or Coriander Leaves is my favorite herb.

  1. If you would have to prepare a 3 course meal consisting of dishes you like best, what would be on the menu?

I would make the Pineapple Citrus Chicken Wings for an Appetizer, Coconut Shrimp Curry as a Main Dish and my Chai Spiced Apple Cake as a Dessert.

  1. Do you think traditional dishes should remain that way or can they have a bit of a modern twist and why?

I do not think that there is an either or. I think both traditional dishes have their place and should be enjoyed when appropriate and when feeling like experimenting there should be room for modern flavors. Much like both Classical Music and Hip Hop have a place in our universe, it is just important to know when to work with what.

  1. Apart from the indian cuisine, which one do you consider a treat?

I love food! I enjoy Mexican, Thai and French cuisine, but can be persuaded to enjoy pretty much anything.

  1. A meal is not complete without dessert. Do you agree? Which one is your guilty pleasure?

Absolutely! Anything with Ghee (Indian Clarified Butter) and Cardamom calls my name.

  1. Do you sometimes cook together with family and/or friends or is the kitchen yours only?

Mostly the kitchen is my domain.

  1. I have never cooked Indian food. Which dish is perfect for beginners?

Actually, Spices and Seasons is probably a great book for beginners. The recipes are simple and very accessible. There is a lot of descriptive text on the ingredients and the recipes have been simplified. In addition, there are a lot of recipes in a contemporary style to make it accessible. Most importantly, there is a picture for every recipe.

However, to get started, try my Classic Chicken Curry on Page 239.

Thank you, Rinku Bhattacharya and Rachel’s Random Resources.

 

About the author

Rinku Bhattacharya (spicechronicles.com) was born in India, and now lives in a house with a vibrant backyard in Hudson Valley, New York with her husband, an avid gardener, and their two children. Rinku’s simple, sustainable approach to Indian cooking is showcased on her blog, Spice Chronicles, and in her Journal News column “Spices and Seasons.”

Rinku has been teaching recreational cooking classes for the past nine years, and works extensively with local area farmer’s markets on seasonal demonstrations and discussions. Rinku is also the author of The Bengali Five Spice Chronicles (Hippocrene Books, 2012), winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2013 for Best Indian Cuisine. She writes for the Poughkeepsie Journal, the Journal News, and several online sites, and is a frequent guest on CT Style TV.

 

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