The Perfect Revenge by WilD / #SpotlightPost #ReleaseBlitz @RABTBookTours @Desiree_Duffy

Power. Lust. Betrayal. Murder. Blamed for the deaths of both her parents, Zoey Tirado is raised under the cruel control of her wealthy Uncle Max—an obsessive narcissist whose vicious deeds scar Zoey’s future forever. Zoey manages to escape, but feeling powerless and alone, lets her life spiral out of control. Finally ready for help, Zoey is taken under the wing of a champion female fighter who guides her on a journey of transformation and empowerment by helping her strengthen both her body and her mind. Rising above her past, Zoey focuses on her ultimate goal: exacting the perfect revenge.

This first installment of The Perfect Revenge series sets the stage for a sexy and thrilling saga, packed with romance, espionage, street justice, and more. In The Dragonfly Rises, Zoey’s emotion-filled metamorphosis from a guilt-ridden child into an inspirational success is a page-turner every woman can relate to.

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About the Author

WilD is a storyteller and longtime philanthropist who’s dedicated generous amounts of time and money to organizations that aid women with troubled pasts. The drastic transformations he’s witnessed have proven to him what is possible when people are given the right support system. Today, he’s an ardent champion of female empowerment, driven to create a lasting legacy by furthering the cause even more. 

However, WilD realized early on he was not the ideal “face” of the women’s movement. And so, with the goal of keeping the attention on Zoey and her message, WilD has chosen to remain anonymous. But the impetus for his commitment to this project need not be a mystery. 

Like Zoey, WilD overcame heartbreaking adversity; in fact, many story scenes are based directly on his and his mother’s distressing experiences. But after being told he would never amount to anything, he became the first in his family to attend college, went on to earn a graduate degree, and most importantly, found personal fulfillment. 

Crafting Zoey’s story is WilD’s first step toward inspiring women to reach their highest goals, even when faced with the steepest odds. He hopes that exposing the plight of girls like Zoey will help more women find their own voices and will encourage others to join the mission.

  

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Book Links

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The Dogs of Winter by Ann Lambert / #Extract #PublicationDay @Janovations

Russell & Leduc murdery-mystery series 2

 

The Dogs of Winter begins after a howling snowstorm envelops Montreal, and the body of a young woman is discovered in its wake. The only clue to her identity is the photograph in her pocket, and on it, the phone number of Detective Inspector Romeo Leduc. Meanwhile, Marie and Romeo are busy navigating their deepening relationship, and a student at Marie’s college is the victim of a terrible assault. While Romeo begins to think that the dead woman may be linked to violence against several homeless people in the city, the search for justice in both cases is thwarted by societal apathy and ignorance, even as the killer is stalking the frigid streets of Montreal, preying on and terrorizing its most vulnerable citizens.

Virtual book launch for book two of the Russell and Leduc mystery series’ crime fiction

The Dogs of Winter by Ann Lambert (Second Story Press)

Readings and Q & A hosted by Anne Lagacé Dowson

Wednesday, October 28, 7-8pm

Second Story Press Instagram Live event: @_secondstory (+ available afterwards)

 

 

Extract

https://books.google.ca/books?id=OFX9DwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq#v=onepage&q&f=false

Thank you, Ann Lambert and Janis Kirshner

 

About the author

Ann Lambert’s first novel, The Birds That Stay was nominated for the Quebec Writers’ Federation’s Concordia First Book Prize. She was recently part of Toronto’s The Word On The Street’s Grand Dames of Crime Fiction panel. Along with her novels, Ann has been writing and directing for the stage for thirty-five years. Several of her plays, including The WallParallel LinesVery HeavenThe Mary Project and Two Short Women have been performed in theatres in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia. Ann is the former head of The Playwriting Program at the National Theatre School of Canada. She taught English literature at Dawson College for almost thirty years in Montreal, Quebec, where she makes her home. Ann is also the co-founder of Theatre Ouest End and vice-president of The Theresa Foundation, dedicated to supporting AIDS-orphaned children and their grandmothers, the education of Malawian girls, and alleviating food insecurity in several villages in Malawi, Africa.

 

Author Links

www.annlambertbooks.com  

www.facebook.com/Ann-Lambert-532718167239818

 

 

Book Link

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/Dogs-Winter-Ann-Lambert/dp/1772601403/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=ann+lambert&qid=1602920890&sr=8-1

Eucalyptus Street: Green Curse by Sherrill Joseph / #SpotlightPost #ReleaseBlitz @RRBookTours1 @MysteryAuthor7

A Botanic Hill Detectives Mystery, #2

In 1945, Isabela de Cordoba’s great-grandfather, the famous silent movie actor Lorenzo de Cordoba, mysteriously hid a legendary, multimillion-dollar emerald somewhere on the family’s sprawling Eucalyptus Street estate. Seventy years later, the gem remains concealed. Nicknamed the “Green Curse,” the emerald is blamed for the Southern California familia’s numerous, untimely deaths.

On her twenty-first birthday, Isabela receives a secret letter with a cryptic poem. These documents from the long-deceased Lorenzo invite her to hunt for the gemstone. But first, she must decipher the poem’s eight stanzas for clues.

To assist, Isabela hires her thirteen-year-old neighbors, the four Botanic Hill Detectives—twins Lanny and Lexi Wyatt, and their best friends, Moki Kalani and Rani Kumar. Eerie footsteps inside the mansion, unexplained occurrences in the adjacent cemetery, and the mysterious tenant in the backyard casita challenge them. But they ingeniously make progress on the poem’s meaning with startling discoveries. Sliding wall panels, a secret room, and hidden passages reveal much. The detectives aren’t the only ones looking for the emerald. The perilous race for the de Cordoba treasure is on!

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About the author

Sherrill Joseph will be forever inspired by her beautiful students in the San Diego public schools where she taught for thirty-five years before retiring and becoming a published author.

She has peopled and themed the Botanic Hill Detectives Mysteries with children and adult characters of various abilities, races, cultures, and interests. Sherrill strongly believes that children need to find not only themselves in books but others from different races and social situations if all are to become tolerant, anti-racist world citizens.

In addition, the author created her detectives—patterned after her own fifth-grade students and twelve-year-old twin cousins—to be mature, smart, polite role models that will appeal to parents, teachers, but especially to kids who seek to realize their greatest potential with courage and self-respect.

Sherrill is a lexical-gustatory synesthete and native San Diegan where she lives in a 1928 Spanish-style house in a historic neighborhood with her poodle-bichon mix, Jimmy Lambchop. Other loves include her daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter. She can’t leave out dark chocolate, popcorn, old movies, purple, and daisies. Having never lived in a two-story house, she is naturally fascinated by staircases. Sherrill is a member of SCBWI and the Authors Guild and promises many more adventures with the squad to come.

Author Links

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Other Books in the Series

Nutmeg Street: Egyptian Secrets 

A Botanic Hill Detectives Mysteries #1

World-famous Egyptologist Dr. Winston Thornsley died suddenly two months ago in disgrace. His widow, Ida Thornsley, remains convinced her husband was falsely accused of stealing an ancient burial urn he discovered in Egypt last summer, but local and federal law enforcement officers are stumped.

Mrs. Thornsley, desperate for answers, calls in her thirteen-year-old neighbors, the Botanic Hill Detectives—twins Lanny and Lexi Wyatt, Moki Kalani, and Rani Kumar. Their exciting mission? To find the urn and its real thief, bring the criminal to justice, and exonerate Dr. Thornsley so his spotless reputation can be restored.

A roomful of venomous snakes, the poisoned Egyptian pond, and Dragon Pit Man are just a few of the tests awaiting the four tech-savvy teenagers. As the detectives begin to unravel the sinister plot, the mystery takes a dangerous turn. Answers are at their fingertips—if they can only convince their parents to let them solve the case.

Dying with Ease by Dr. Jeff Spiess / #Extract #PublicationDay @FSBAssociates @MichCFitz

We all know we are going to die, but live as though we don’t believe it. Rather than explore our options and consider the possibilities that can impact our final days, we ignore the idea altogether out of fear. But by avoiding the topic of death, we increase the pain and grief we experience at the end of life, and impact the suffering of those we leave behind.

After three decades of caring for the dying, first as an oncologist, then as a hospice physician, Dr. Spiess argues that if we honestly face our mortality, we will make wiser decisions, die with less distress, and live the remainder of our lives, whether days or decades, more fully and with less anxiety. Using cultural and religious references alongside poignant narratives, this optimistic work informs, inspires, and challenges our cognitive and emotional understandings of our own lives and deaths.

Dying with Ease contains the practical nuts and bolts information about advance care planning, hospice, palliative care, and ethical and legal issues surrounding dying in America. Dr. Spiess answers such questions as:

  • How can I plan for the last part of my life?
  • What options do I have if my suffering is unbearable?
  • What do religion and spiritual philosophy have to say about dying?
  • What does it feel like to die?

COVID-19 has made many of us more aware of our own mortality. By putting the fear of our final days to rest, we can make wiser and more authentic decisions throughout the rest of our lives—however long they may be. Death may be inevitable, but fearing the end-of-life is avoidable.

Extract

You matter because you are you, and you matter to the last moment of your life. We will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but to live until you die.

Dame Cicely Saunders

In 1948, Cicely Saunders met a man who would change her life. She was a thirty-year-old nurse and social worker, volunteering part time at St. Luke’s Hospital in London, an institution that had been founded a half century earlier as a home for the “dying poor.” She became captivated by a patient named David Tasma, a Polish Jewish refugee who had escaped from the Warsaw ghetto, worked as a waiter in London, and was now dying of cancer. Through her work and this relationship, she developed an awareness of the suffering and indignity experienced by dying patients, and, together with David, shared ideas as to how this could be different. When he died, David bequeathed her £500 (about $23,600 today) to be “a window in your home.” It was the beginning of an entirely new type of medical care, a care specifically focused on the needs of the dying. She called it hospice.

The word “hospice” was not new, but this meaning was. The term is derived from the same Latin root as our words “hospital,” “hostel,” and “hospitality.” This Latin term first meant “stranger,” but over time usage changed and it came to refer to a host, one who welcomes the stranger. During the medieval era, hospices were inns, boarding houses along pilgrim routes that served as places of rest and refreshment. On these long treks through Europe, many pilgrims became ill, often fatally. The hospices served then as places of care, possible recovery, often death. The word had been used since the mid-nineteenth century in Britain and Ireland for homes for the dying, places where the poor with nowhere else to go died. What Dr. Saunders did was to create a new connotation of the word “hospice,” keeping the welcoming but transforming it from a place to a model, a system of caring for the dying.

Cicely Saunders did not start out in health care. Her initial training was in politics, philosophy, and economics. In 1940, she entered nursing school, but because a back injury prevented her from doing the heavy work that nursing required, she went back to school and qualified as a medical social worker. The years she spent at St. Luke’s as part of a staff that cared deeply about the plight of those who were dying in their care demonstrated to her the impotence of the care system in the face of the patients ’ongoing pain. Knowing that the medical establishment would be resistant to hearing the ideas of an upstart social worker, she went to medical school. She then practiced for seven years at St. Joseph’s hospice in east London, listening to patients, keeping meticulous records, and monitoring the results of her treatments to relieve pain and other symptoms.

One of the first practices she challenged was the method of prescribing opioids, strong pain relievers like morphine. The prevailing practice had been to only use these drugs, given as injection, when the pain appeared severe, when it seemed to the doctor or nurse that the patient was hurting enough to “deserve” relief. The common result was that patients were either in unrelieved pain or briefly asleep after a drug dose. Then, as now, what most people “knew” about opioids was that they were addictive and dangerous. What Dr. Saunders recognized was that

patients were the only ones who knew how bad their pain was and that their reports could be trusted. Since an oral dose of morphine lasts about four hours, she decided to give doses that often, by the clock, not by waiting until the pain had recurred. She also added smaller doses of analgesics between the scheduled doses if the pain “broke through.” This simple yet revolutionary idea, when put into practice, demonstrated that pain could be effectively relieved, and when this was accomplished, the patients could function more fully, engage with others more effectively, and contend with their other symptoms as well as the hopes and fears that came from the fact that they were terminally ill. In other words, they were able to live.

In 1967, Dr. Saunders opened St. Christopher’s Hospice in London, incorporating what she had learned into its structure and operations. The architecture included a sheet of glass at the entrance honoring Mr. Tasma’s bequest. She saw the mission of St. Christopher’s as providing not only excellent patient care but also a center of education and research, focusing on improving symptom relief and broadening the appreciation of this knowledge into the larger world of health care.

Dr. Saunders identified that pain was not just a physical phenomenon. Morphine was not all that was needed. She described “total pain,” the hurting that occurred in the physical body, the emotional psyche, the spiritual depths, and the surrounding family. She attacked it with a model of care aimed at all facets of life that contributed to that pain. Effective analgesia was, of course, a priority. But she recognized that it takes a team of skilled and caring professionals to do the job completely: bedside nursing to promote symptom relief and bodily integrity; social work to address financial and family concerns and to mobilize community resources; and clergy to provide empathic listening, words of comfort and advice, and insight into the realms of meaning and transcendence. She extended this care model into the community, providing services for patients dying in their homes, and she introduced family support during the patient’s illness and also after the death. Her ideas remain the bedrock of modern hospice care as well as its sister discipline, palliative care. In 1979, Queen Elizabeth II named Dr. Saunders a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Dr. Saunders’s model of care spread across the Atlantic, finding fertile ground especially among nurses who were frustrated by the way the medical establishment seemed to be both overtreating and abandoning the dying. Florence Wald, dean of the School of Nursing at Yale University, served as the catalyst and, with a small group of colleagues, founded Connecticut Hospice in 1974, modeling their program after St. Christopher’s but adapting it to the local medical and social culture. This was two decades before the SUPPORT study would formally describe the suffering and intensive care endured by dying patients, but these visionaries and many like them recognized that a more humane way of dying was possible. Hospices began springing up around the country—small, mostly volunteer agencies, often associated with hospitals or religious institutions. As most of these relied mainly on donations and volunteers, the services offered varied widely.

A watershed moment in the care of the dying in the United States came in 1982 when the US Congress and President Reagan enacted the Medicare Hospice Benefit (MHB). This established a funding mechanism for hospice care and set standards for the organizational structures and for patient care. The MHB, as initially conceived, envisioned a “typical” hospice patient as someone

with advanced cancer and no further treatment options, one whose course after hospice enrollment would be manageable, predictable, and short. In the ensuing thirty-five years, medical (e.g., AIDS epidemic, hospice for multiple other illness), financial (e.g., drug costs, federal budget deficits), and demographic (e.g., aging baby boomers) pressures have resulted in tweaks and modifications of the regulations, but the MHB continues to define how hospice care is provided in the United States.

Excerpt from the book Dying with Ease: a Compassionate Guide for Making wiser End-of-Life Decisions by Jeff Spiess. Used by permission of the publisher Rowman & Littlefield. All rights reserved.

Thank you, Dr Jeff Spiess and FSB Associates

About the author

Dr. Spiess has spent his medical career with people facing serious illness and death, first as an oncologist, then as a hospice physician. He has lectured extensively and has been recognized as a leader in the field of end-of-life care. He has observed, through extensive clinical experience and innumerable conversations with the dying and those caring for and about them, the burden of unnecessary or avoidable suffering and distress engendered by the American tendency to avoid facing death as an inevitable personal reality. His medical practice and writing are informed by his interest in philosophy and theology, and he finds additional insights in depictions of dying in literature, including sacred texts, music, and popular culture. His writing provides information and inspiration, challenging readers to honestly encounter their own mortality to both die better and live more fully.

Author Link

https://drjeffspiess.com/

Book Link

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1538141892/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

Escape to the Little Chateau by Marie Laval / #Review @ChocLituk @marielaval1

Will Amy’s dreams of a Provençal escape come true? There are many reasons Amy Carter is determined to make Bellefontaine, her farmhouse hotel in the French countryside, a success. Of course, there’s the time and money she’s put in to making it beautiful, but she also has something to prove – particularly to people like Fabien Coste.

Fabien is the owner of the nearby château, and he might just be the most arrogant, patronising man Amy has ever met … unfortunately, he’s also the most handsome.

But as rumours circulate in the local community and secrets about the old farmhouse begin to reveal themselves, Amy quickly sees the less idyllic side of life at Bellefontaine. Could Fabien be the man to help prevent her Provençal dream from turning into a nightmare?

My review

This author’s books are a mixture of some delicious things that result in a great book.

She takes a pinch history, adds a measure of suspense and pours a tasty romantic sauce over it. Mmmm, it makes you smacking your lips and your eyes glued to the pages. 

But often in history things were not always very bright and cozy. Many times horrible things took place and some people want to keep those traditions and beliefs alive. To do that though, others have to suffer and how.

Things people do for money and religion are not the loveliest ones. On the contrary. Greed and power more than once take over from common sense. 

Who will take the upper hand? Will the good ones save the day or will the bad ones succeed this time?

A wonderful story that kept me entertained from the very beginning until the very last word. More, please. 🙂 5 stars, no doubt about that.

Thank you, Marie Laval and Choc Lit

About the author 

Originally from Lyon in France, Marie now lives in Lancashire with her family. She works full-time as a modern languages teacher and in her spare time she loves writing romance and dreaming about romantic heroes. She writes both historical and contemporary romance and best-selling Little Pink Taxi was her debut romantic comedy novel with Choc Lit. She belongs to Authors on the Edge and writes short stories for the best selling Miss Moonshine’s anthologies. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Society of Authors. Her native France, as well as her passion for history and research, very much influences her writing, and all her novels have what she likes to call ‘a French twist’!

Author Links 

https://www.facebook.com/marielavalauthor/

https://twitter.com/marielaval1

Book Links

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Escape-Little-Chateau-gorgeous-surprises-ebook/dp/B08HS82MS9/ 

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Blood Money by Chris Riedel / #Extract #BlogTour @RABTBookTours

BLOOD MONEY is the true legal thriller of a terrifying David vs. Goliath fight against massive healthcare fraud by a brave Whistleblower.  It includes attempted murder, extortion, money-laundering, fraudsters hiding money in the Cayman Islands, gold buried in a storage container in a CEO’s backyard, an Assistant Attorney General sabotaging her state’s case, and a corrupt Governor torpedoing litigation by his own Attorney General.  From Silicon Valley to the Sunshine State, in a showdown that reads like a Hollywood movie, Chris Riedel survives to share it all. His actions have resulted in more than $550 million in settlements and a court verdict… and counting.

Extract

Finally, in January 2018, I received my wish when I heard the bailiff’s words to a packed courtroom: “All rise, Richard M. Gergel presiding.”

With that, the trial against Tanya Mallory, Brad Johnson, Cal Dent, and BlueWave began.

Five years after filing our lawsuit, our day in court had arrived in a nondescript four-story brick building in Charleston, South Carolina. Only a small sign outside the door identified it as a U.S. District Court. Inside, it was beautiful, classically Southern and ornate with rich mahogany columns and a plush deep blue carpet adorned with gold stars. The jury box had a terminal in front of each seat for easy viewing of evidence.

Fittingly, Judge Gergel was a very polite southern gentleman with silver hair and a ready smile. We heard many “y’alls” and “we alls” throughout the trial. We soon learned he was very intelligent, could recite case facts at will when motions were argued by the lawyers, treated both sides very fairly, and was quick to rule. That alone was a relief, given how much foot-dragging we’d experienced in more than a decade of Qui-tam lawsuits. This federal judge was a big step up from the state judges we had faced.

The government prosecution team consisted of Jim Leventis, Jim’s boss in the South Carolina office, nine attorneys from Main Justice in D.C., two FBI agents, two OIG agents, and others I was never able to identify. In all, the team totaled seventeen, as large as the Enron team in the early 2000s, according to Su Kim, the OIG Agent who wore a gun and had interviewed me

at the start of the case in 2013. Enron rocked Wall Street with $74 billion in shareholder losses and led to the fall of the giant Arthur Anderson accounting firm — and jail time for Enron executives Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling.

This looked like it would be a trial with the BlueWave lawyers making all sorts of attempts to change focus and direction while obfuscating the facts. As we proceeded, I realized that in this judge’s court, the prosecution would be allowed to roll out every bit of its case. Within it lay all the twists, obstructions, obstacles, backroom deals, sleights of hand, promises made and not kept, intimidation, kickbacks and other tools of the fraud trade when millions and billions of dollars are involved.

Even before the jury was seated, two of BlueWave’s independent sales contractors advised government lawyers they intended to plead their Fifth Amendment rights on the stand, so as not to incriminate themselves. The first, Leonard Blasko, had signed a Proffer with the DOJ to offer specific testimony in exchange for not being prosecuted. After discussion, Judge Gergel stated that he would talk with Mr. Blasko. He was called to the witness stand. After Judge Gergel told him that he could only refuse to answer questions that would directly implicate him in a crime, he excused Blasko from the witness stand.

The second contractor rep, Kyle Martel, had pled the Fifth to every question during his deposition. DOJ could not get him to Charleston from Florida; he’d conveniently scheduled knee surgery the next day. Judge Gergel didn’t bat an eye. He immediately ordered a bench warrant for Kyle’s arrest and instructed the U.S. Marshal’s service “To go get him.” Two hours later, DOJ lawyers told the judge that Kyle had agreed to fly up that evening.

Finally, a U.S. Marshal escorted the jury of nine women and three men into the courtroom. All appeared to be older than thirty. The judge explained that the government burden

was to show that a preponderance of evidence supported the government’s case. Civil trials did not require the prosecution to establish “Beyond reasonable doubt.” He added that the government alleged unlawful marketing practices that violated the Anti-Kickback Statute and the False Claims Act, while the defense alleged that the defendants acted lawfully, not knowing they did anything unlawful.

Jim Leventis rose for the opening prosecution statement and faced the jury. “This case is about blood money and greed. What the defendants were willing to do for the love of money,”

Thank you, Chris Riedel and RABT Book Tours

About the author

CHRIS RIEDEL is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who has founded five healthcare companies and served as the Chairman and CEO of all.  Chris achieved the Silicon Valley dream when he took his third company public in 1991.  A few months later, it was ranked by Business Week as the 40th best small company in America.  Soon after founding a fourth company, his battle against healthcare fraud began.  In 2011, he received the Taxpayers Against Fraud Whistleblower of the Year award.

Author Link

Website: http://chrisriedelauthor.com/cases/

Book Link

Amazon US/ https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Money-Bare-Knuckle-Protect-Taxpayers-ebook/dp/B08FTYVK9W/ref=sr_1_1?crid=30QDQEHKCHNN8&dchild=1&keywords=blood+money+chris+riedel&qid=1602494982&sprefix=blood+money+chris%2Caps%2C240&sr=8-1

The Dragon’s Song by Binh Pham and R.M. Clark / #SpotlightPost #ReleaseBlitz @RABTBookTours

Eleven-year-old Bao Dang remembers watching in horror four years earlier as Communist soldiers dragged his parents from their home. Now an orphan, he begins a journey to escape the oppressive government of South Vietnam. The owner of a small boat, paid in gold, smuggles Bao and his cousin, Binh Pham, down the Saigon River at night to the South China Sea, where he and over one hundred other “boat people” pack into a trawler designed to hold fewer than thirty. For six days, they face danger from the police, weather, and pirates, not to mention the constant threat of capsizing as they take on water while living only on dry, rationed rice.

Bao, Binh and the others hope a refugee camp in Indonesia accepts them, but there’s no guarantee. Word has it they may be turned away and even towed back out to sea to starve. Eventually finding a safe haven, Bao harnesses the power of music to heal and help endure months of harsh and dangerous living while he and Binh await word from relatives in the United States, hoping they’ll obtain the ultimate gift: freedom.

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Medusa Retold by Sarah Wallis / #CoverReveal #BlogTour @fly_press @wordweave

A feminist retelling of the Medusa myth, set in a run-down, modern seaside town, Medusa Retold is filled with the magic and fury of the original tale. In this telling, loner Nuala is difficult and introverted, fascinated by creatures of the sea. Athena becomes her best friend and first crush, and together they form a duo which is ripped apart by circumstance, leaving Nuala unprotected, unable to save herself. A long-form poem of poignant motifs which recur throughout, the poem is a mythic puzzle, an epic for ordinary girls, and a love letter to the sea.

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Thank you, Sarah Wallis and Fly on the Wall Poetry Tours

About the author

Sarah Wallis is a poet and playwright based in Scotland. She has an MA in Creative Writing from UEA and an MPhil in Playwrighting from Birmingham University. Theatrical residencies include Leeds Playhouse and Harrogate Theatre. Recent publications include The Yorkshire Poetry Anthology and Watermarks: for Lido Lovers and Wild Swimmers and Best New British & Irish Poets 2018.

Author Links

Twitter @wordweave 

website sarahwallis.net

The Girls in the Snow by Stacy Green / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @stacygreen26

Nikki Hunt #1

Madison walked through the fallen snow, looking left and right. It had been Kaylee’s idea to use the trail through the forest; she said no one would follow them. But Madison lost sight of Kaylee for a moment and when she found her again she wasn’t alone…

In the remote forests of Stillwater, Minnesota, you can scream for days and no one will hear you. So when the bodies of two fifteen-year-old girls are discovered frozen in the snow, Special Agent Nikki Hunt is sure the killer is local: someone knew where to hide the girls and thought they would never be found.

Though Nikki hasn’t been home in twenty years, she knows she must take over the case. The Sheriff’s department in Stillwater has already made a mistake by connecting the girls’ murders to those of a famous serial killer, refusing to consider the idea that the killer could be someone from town.

Then another girl’s body is found, a red silk ribbon tied in her hair, and Nikki realizes that the killer has a connection to her own dark past, and the reason she left Stillwater.

Nikki is not the only person in town who wants those secrets to stay hidden. Will she be able to face her demons before another child is taken?

Review

This is a great, great book! I wanted to keep on reading because I wanted to know who the bad guy was, but I did not want it to end either. Choices, choices, choices. 🙂

The author gave us an array of suspects to choose from and I really could not make up my mind. It must be him… Oh no, can it be her…? No, not possible. I am sure now. It’s definitely him… Those sentences kept flying through my mind constantly and I love it.

Nikki Hunt is also a very likable character: tough as nails when she has to be, soft as butter when needed. She is surrounded by a team with a lot of expertise.

Nikki is fighting her own demons and then she is called to her hometown again… What will this do to her and how will the villagers react???

What more can I say about this book? Not a lot. I think the next few words will say it all: it’s a mustread! 5 stars.

Thank you, Stacy Green and Bookouture

About the author

Stacy Green is the author of the Lucy Kendall thriller series and the Delta Crossroads mystery trilogy. ALL GOOD DEEDS (Lucy Kendall #1) won a bronze medal for mystery and thriller at the 2015 IPPY Awards. TIN GOD (Delta Crossroads #1) was runner-up for best mystery/thriller at the 2013 Kindle Book Awards. Stacy has a love of thrillers and crime fiction, and she is always looking for the next dark and twisted novel to enjoy. She started her career in journalism before becoming a stay at home mother and rediscovering her love of writing. She lives in Iowa with her husband and daughter and their three spoiled fur babies.

 

Author Links

Newsletter: stacygreenauthor.com

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Book Links

Amazon: https://geni.us/B08DBH9KCYSocial

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The Ticklemore Christmas Toy Shop by Liz Davies / #SpotlightPost #PublicationDayPush @rararesources @lizdaviesauthor

You’re never too old to fall in love…

There is a disturbance in the force and octogenarian Hattie Jenkins can feel it in her water. Still active and spritely, she guesses that the miserable-looking gentleman sitting morosely in the café where she works, might be the reason.

Widowed Alfred Miller has recently moved in with his daughter because she is worried that he’s becoming too frail and forgetful to look after himself. And he’s not in the least bit happy about it, especially since his home is soon be cleared and sold.

But when he enlists Hattie’s help to save some of his precious belongings, he doesn’t realise that Hattie’s mission is to save more than a few sticks of furniture. She’s on a mission to save him, too.

Spotlight Post

Thank you, Liz Davies and Rachel’s Random Resources

About the author 

Liz Davies writes feel-good, light-hearted stories with a hefty dose of romance, a smattering of humour, and a great deal of love.

She’s married to her best friend, has one grown-up daughter, and when she isn’t scribbling away in the notepad she carries with her everywhere (just in case inspiration strikes), you’ll find her searching for that perfect pair of shoes. She loves to cook but isn’t very good at it, and loves to eat – she’s much better at that! Liz also enjoys walking (preferably on the flat), cycling (also on the flat), and lots of sitting around in the garden on warm, sunny days.

She currently lives with her family in Wales, but would ideally love to buy a camper can and travel the world in it.

Author Links

Website: https://lizdaviesauthor.wixsite.com/home

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Twitter https://twitter.com/lizdaviesauthor

Book links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ticklemore-Christmas-Toy-Shop-warming-ebook/dp/B08H5V7Z74

US – https://www.amazon.com/Ticklemore-Christmas-Toy-Shop-warming-ebook/dp/B08H5V7Z74