Little Giants by Raynelda A. Calderon / #SpotlightPost #BlogTour @pumpupyourbook

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10 Hispanic Women Who Made History

Little Giants: 10 Hispanic Women Who Made History is a short collection of biographies about Hispanic women and the impact they made in the world. Some of the women featured in this book are iconic figures such as ballet dancer Alicia Alonso; others are less known heroines such as indigenous leader Dolores Cacuango, founder of the first bilingual school in Ecuador. Beautiful illustrations accompany the text to bring these women to life and inspire the young generation of readers to be leaders tomorrow.

This book is a great resource to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by reading about the history and accomplishments of these courageous women and their contributions in Latin America.

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Spotlight Post

Thank you, Raynelda A. Calderon and Pump Up Your Book

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About the Author

Raynelda Calderon grew up in the Dominican Republic, on a healthy diet of romance novels, comic strips, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s books, and the strict watch of her mother. She has a doctorate in leadership in higher education and works as a public librarian.

As a librarian, working with children inspires her to write about the accomplishments of Hispanics in history. She hopes to inspire young readers to follow their passions.

Raynelda lives in New York with an untamed Shih Tzu, Toby, and a much attached Chihuahua, Maya. She spends her free time thinking (and drafting) about books to write, or painting, crocheting, or crying over abused dogs

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Author Links

Website: www.rayneldacalderon.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/raycc10

Instagram: www.instagram.com/raycc10

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Book Links

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ykYtbU

Cayena Press: http://cayenapress.org/shop/

 

Cadet-in-Training by CJ Daly / #SpotlightPost #BookBlitz @RABTBookTours @TheAcademySaga @BookBuzznet

 

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The Academy Saga Book 2

Kate’s destiny has been determined for her.

Hidden out in the country for most her life, Kate Connelly suddenly wakes up, handcuffed to a hospital bed in the psyche ward of The Academy. Her crime? Being “gifted.” And it’s Officer “Ranger” Nealson’s job to make her adhere to The Academy’s agenda for her. Even though he’s the one who drugged and dragged her in.

Kate’s hate for Ranger, and his academy, is at an all-time high.

Ranger has his work cut out for him . . . and Kate does too. She has to fight through the rigors of the Cadet-in-Training program, and quickly. If not, she’ll lose the one privilege she’s been given at The Academy—access to her precious little brother. And until she graduates from the CIT program, Officer Nealson is banned from Missions.

When General Weston finally offers a juicy recon to Ranger, he wants to jump at the chance to prove himself again. After all, catching bad guys is his thing. Almost all pros for doing it. One con—Cadet Connelly has to ride along.

The hardened officer finds he’s slowly been growing a soft spot for his mentee. But he’s determined not to end up like his father, and former Elite Cadet Pete Davenport—throwing away their career for a girl (not even a woman). And Kate has lingering love feelings for Pete, who risked his life to warn her, and conflicting feelings for Ranger. She has to set both aside to focus on completing her first mission.

When the dust settles, old alliances are broken and new ones are formed. But one thing remains the same: Kate’s destiny has been determined for her by The Academy. Ready or not . . . she’s set for Missions. Will one of the former elite cadets step in to help changer her fate, or will she be left to fight The Academy’s agenda alone?

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Spotlight Post

Thank you, CJ Daly and RABT Book Tours

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About the Author

CJ Daly grew up on the scrabbly plains of Eastern New Mexico. When she was supposed to be helping her six siblings with chores on the family ranch, she was really sneaking behind dusty haystacks to read. And dreaming about becoming a writer.

After graduating high school, CJ moved to Big D, where she quickly put herself through college while trying to rid herself of her country accent. She had better luck with college, graduating magna cum laude with a degree in English literature. After teaching for a few years, and pausing to have back-to-back boys, she began writing in earnest.

A few years later, The Academy Saga was born. Upon its debut, it became an instant Amazon Bestseller and earned a Readers’ Favorite seal of approval. When she isn’t writing, you can usually find CJ running from one athletic field to another or feeding the wild animals that show up at her back door. On the weekends she likes to kick back with her gal pals and sip Texas-sized margaritas while gabbing about their favorite books and TV series. But CJ’s greatest pleasure is sharing The Academy Saga journey with you.

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Author Links

Website: https://www.theacademysaga.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheAcademySaga

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheAcademySaga/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/theacademysaga

Tumblr: https://theacademysaga.tumblr.com/

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

BookBuzz: https://bookbuzz.net/contemporary-suspense-romance-the-academy-saga-cadet-in-training-by-cj-daly/

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Book Link

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08CRDDHBG

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Other Books in the series

The Academy Saga, Book One

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Y6LQV3B

The Academy Saga, III : CAP & Gown

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08YMYP7GK

 

 

 

The Devil You Know by Monique Singleton / #CoverReveal #BlogTour @Shalini_G26 @singletonauthor

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Until You Don’t…

“Lucifer meets Dexter meets Dan Brown.

A rogue priest joins forces with the devil to bring down a terrifying religious conspiracy and free humanity from abject slavery after death.

When Heaven becomes the door to Hell, the only one you can turn to is the Devil. We were promised Heaven in the afterlife, as long as we believed in God and in the word of the Bible. We were good Christians. We took care of our fellow men. We deserved paradise. What we got was eternal slavery. Our souls reincarnated into another world where we are sold to the highest bidder and forced to work until we died yet again. And all of this was sanctioned by powers high up in the Church. Worse even, they are the conduit that makes this possible. Who do we pray to now?

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Cover Reveal

Thank you, Monique Singleton and Shalini Digital Reads Blog Tours

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About the author

Monique Singleton is a USA Today and International Best selling author of dark Urban Fantasy. She lives and works in a small village in the south of Holland. A Brit by birth, she has travelled extensively and finally settled down in Holland. In addition to her writing, Monique also holds a job as an IT business consultant. She lives with her two big dogs, two horses and two cats. The cats are the boss

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Author Links

Instagram http://www.instagram.com/moniquesingletonauthor

Website http://www.moniquesingleton.com

Twitter http://www.twitter.com/singletonauthor

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/moniquesingletonauthor/

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Book Links

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2YRelHf

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2XdmzIO

The Tempting Alaskan Doctor by Denise Gwen / #CoverReveal #BlogTour @LoveBooksGroup

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Television newswoman Helena Parker’s new gig will resurrect her flagging career, but it involves filming the taciturn Doctor Mark Roethlisberger as he attends to his medical practice in the remote village of Hoonah Alaska, deep in the inside passage that borders Canada.

An unknown condition of Dr. Mark almost derails the filming, but Helena figures viewers will love the lean, handsome doctor regardless. She’s surprised when viewers fall in love with the obvious chemistry between them, and the show takes off into the stratosphere.

Helena finds herself falling in love with Dr. Mark, but her career requires her to live in Los Angeles, while he’s committed to his life in Alaska. When filming ends, she fears that while her career will be golden once again, her private life will be in ruins, for she’ll have said goodbye to the great love of her life

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Cover Reveal

Thank you, Denise Gwen and Love Books Group

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About the Author

Denise Gwen’s mother once kept her up half the night to share with her the sublime joy of all that is Jane Austen. Denise was thirteen when her mother gave her her first copy of Emma, complete with weird spelling, such as connexions for connections. Nonetheless, Denise did fall in love with Jane Austen, and this may have fueled her love of reading and writing.

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Book Link

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tempting-Alaskan-Doctor-Denise-Gwen-ebook/dp/B09FKMZY44/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+tempting+alaskan+doctor&qid=1631803865&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

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Second Chance to Wear His Ring by Hana Sheik / #Interview #MiniBlogBlitz @rararesources @HanaSoChic

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A forgotten past…

Could pave the way to forever!

When millionaire Mansur Ali is called urgently home to Somaliland, he’s shocked to find that the woman who broke his heart needs his help. After an accident, Amal has lost many memories…including Manny’s marriage proposal and her rejection! Manny will help her seek treatment in Addis Ababa, but he’s resolved to keep his heart firmly off-limits. A promise that is tested when their journey brings them closer than ever before…

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Q&A

– When and where do you prefer to write?

I write in my bedroom “office” (a.k.a. a desk across from my bed). My best hours of productivity are in the morning, but I don’t always get to write then.

– Do you have a certain ritual?

Lately I’ve been lighting a candle. Autumn scents like pumpkin, cinnamon, and apple are giving me the right writing vibes this season.

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

I usually just drink water, but it’s pumpkin spice latte season so I’ve been changing the water out for my morning/early afternoon latte. 🙂

– What is your favourite book?

Do I have to choose just one? Lol. Okay, my favourite book right now is a chapter book series, The Haunted Library series by Dori Hillestad Butler. The books have everything my childish heart loves: a library, ghosts, mysteries, the cutest illustrations ever!

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

I do, and I have dabbled in paranormal romance in the past, both adult PNR and young adult PNR. I’d love to write a paranormal and/or urban fantasy series someday.

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

I’ve never based a character on someone I know directly (that’s a big ‘no-no’ rule for fiction authors), but I might add something someone has said or done into a book. For instance, in my debut Harlequin Romance/Mills & Boon True Love, Second Chance to Wear His Ring, my heroine Amal is an architect. My sister has an architectural background, and it inspired the career choice for Amal.

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

Instead of a notebook, I use my notes app on my phone or Google Docs to jot down ideas that I think are too gripping to forget.

– Which genre do you not like at all?

I love most genre fiction, but I’ll admit I avoid bloody horror fiction. I can’t handle too much gore! That goes for squeamish films and TV shows too.

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

Co-authoring a book would be hard! Props to authors who can do it. If I had the chance to co-write a book, I’d do it with the goddess of vampires, shifters, and fey, Laurell K. Hamilton. It won’t ever happen but writing a paranormal mystery with her would be fun.

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

For my Harlequin Romance/Mills & Boon True Love debut, Second Chance to Wear His Ring, I used my trips to Somaliland as inspiration. Next, I would love to visit Switzerland one day soon and write an international-set Harlequin Romance there. Zermatt here I come!

Thank you, Hana Sheik and Rachel’s Random Resources

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About the author 

Hana Sheik falls in love every day reading her favourite romances and writing her own happy-ever-afters. She’s worked as a data entry operator, customer service rep, telemarketer, and ghostwriter—but being a romance author is without a doubt the best job ever! Born in Somalia, she moved to the beautiful capital of Canada as a toddler, and still lives there happily with her family.

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Author links 

Twitter: @HanaSoChic

Facebook: @HanaSheikAuthor

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Book Links

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Second-Chance-Wear-Ring-Mills-ebook/dp/B08XT9H186/

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Second-Chance-Wear-His-Ring-ebook/dp/B08TT4B5Y7/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=hana+sheik&qid=1624997481&sr=8-1

https://www.harlequin.com/shop/books/9780369712974_second-chance-to-wear-his-ring.html

Her Rival by Emma Tallon / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @EmmaEsj

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Scarlet Drew is new to London’s criminal underworld, but she’s hell bent on making a name for herself as joint head of the family firm alongside her aunt Lily. But when Scarlet finds herself alone with a rival business owner at a black-tie event, she is little prepared for what happens next.

Determined not to let the drunken lech get away with his crime, Scarlet hatches a plan for revenge – she’s going to steal his most valuable asset and put her name on the map. But as she gets to work, she fails to notice a silent stranger watching her every move. Someone knows exactly what she’s up to, and is plotting their own way to get their hands on the priceless goods.

Face to face with a new enemy, Scarlet fears the Drews may have finally met their match. With the whole family at risk, it’s going to take everything they have to stop their empire going up in smoke. But will everyone survive the fight?

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Review

Gangland crime …  A world where the powerful men are ruthless and where the powerful women might even be more dangerous. They are beautiful, rich and elegant, but don’t let their looks fool you. Underneath they are lionesses fighting for who they love and what is theirs.

More than once I was yelling: ‘Watch out! It’s a trap’, but who is trapping who and who will be the biggest loser in the end?

Gangland crime also means revenge and payback. It’s often very cruel,because if they want something from you, they will get it. They will make you talk. One particular scene I was going ‘iiiiieeeeuuuuwww’. I assure you I felt it too. 🙂

There is of course more than violence and crime. This story is also about the deep love for your family even though for them family means more than just blood relatives, about forgiveness once the rage dies down, about finding a new purpose in life, about new love and acceptance, about disappointment.

When you reach the last chapter, you think: ‘oh no, I don’t want this story to end’, but you have book three to look forward to. You already start to count down and  then the author makes you wish time would hurry up. Sometimes you wish you could turn back the clock. Now you wish you could turn it forward. 5 stars

Thank you, Emma Tallon and Bookouture.

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About the author

Emma Tallon is a British author of gripping, gritty, organised crime thrillers and mother of two. Having started her writing career as a freelance ghostwriter, Emma finished her first novel, Runaway Girl, in 2016, and became an author full time. Since then she has written several other novels for her publisher and has carved out a successful career for herself from her home in Milton Keynes, where she can usually be found typing away in her office surrounded by large stacks of books and Post-it Notes full of ideas for future stories.

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Author Links

Facebook: www.facebook.com/emmatallonofficial 

Twitter: @EmmaEsj

Website: www.emmatallon.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/my.author.life/ 

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Cenotaphs by Rich Marcello / #SpotlightPost #BlogTour @RRBookTours1 @marcellor

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AFTER A CHANCE MEETING, AN OLD MAN AND A MIDDLE-AGED WOMAN CHART AN UNCONVENTIONAL PATH FORWARD.

When Ben Sanna, a contemplative retiree with a penchant for helping people, and Samantha Beckett, a secretive New York City hedge fund manager, meet by chance in a small Vermont town, they enter into a tenuous relationship. Over several weeks, Samantha and Ben open their pasts inch by inch, sift through their futures consciously, and come to terms with the strength and depth of their bond. A meditation on redemption told in alternating chapters of musings and scenes, Cenotaphs is about platonic love; the ways we close ourselves off in

reaction to pain and what happens when we open ourselves up again; and the deep, painful legacy of loss.

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Spotlight Post

Thank you, Rich Marcello and R&R Book Tours

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About the Author

Rich is the author of five novels, The Color of Home, The Big Wide Calm, The Beauty of the Fall, The Latecomers, and Cenotaphs, and the poetry collection, The Long Body That Connects Us All. He also teaches creative writing at Seven Bridges’ Writer Collaborative. Previously, he enjoyed a successful career as a technology executive, managing several multi-billion dollar businesses for Fortune 500 companies.

As anyone who has read Rich’s work can tell you, his books deal with life’s big questions: love, loss, creativity, community, self-discovery and forgiveness. His novels are rich with characters and ideas, crafted by a natural storyteller, with the eye and the ear of a poet. For

Rich, writing and art making is about connection, or as he says, about making a difference to at least one other person in the world, something he has clearly achieved many times over, both as an artist, a mentor, and a teacher.

Rich lives in Massachusetts with his wife and Newfoundland Shaman. He is currently working on his sixth and seventh novels, The Means of Keeping and In the Seat of the Eddas, a follow-on to The Latecomers.

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Author Links

Website: http://www.richmarcello.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/marcellor

https://www.facebook.com/rich.marcello.3

https://www.instagram.com/rich.marcello/

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Book Links

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Cenotaphs-Rich-Marcello-ebook/dp/B097Q3WR2X/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1625661768&sr=8-2

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cenotaphs-rich-marcello/1139742410?ean=9781952439117

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Deadline: New York by Jim Lester / #SpotlightPost #BookBlitz @RABTBookTours @BookBuzznet

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Set in the summer of 1952, Deadline:New York centers on the emerging paperback book industry in New York City. The protagonist is a former Naval intelligence officer and best-selling writer of paperback adventure novels who is asked by a secretary at his publishing house to investigate the suicide of her boyfriend. At the heart of the investigation is a state senate hearing on obscenity in the paperback industry and a widespread conspiracy inside the United States government, law enforcement and America’s major corporations. Combining real historical figures with fictional ones, the story reveals some of the early growing pains of the paperback industry and offers an exciting confrontation between ordinary citizens and a murderous shadow government.

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Spotlight Post

Thank you, Jim Lester and RABT Book Tours 

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About the author

Jim Lester holds a Ph.D in history and is the author of four successful young adult novels–Fallout, The Great Pretender, Till the Rivers All Run Dry and Shadow Games. He is also the author of a historical novel entitled The Blind Boxer and a history of college basketball. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

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Author Links

Website: http://www.jimlesterbooks.com

BookBuzz: http://bookbuzz.net/blog/mystery-deadline-new-york-by-jim-lester/

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Book Link

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Deadline-New-York-Jim-Lester-ebook/dp/B0991H9L4K/

Escape the War by Priyanka Nambiar / #GuestPost @brucemasonjr

Ivy Judinson is so tired of her life. With a newly-broken friendship, a plummeting GPA, and mean girls seemingly around every corner, freshman year is pretty much a bust. Her only refuge these days is playing ESCAPE THE WAR on her PC, so when Ivy finds an in-game purchase that claims to let her “live in the game,” she clicks. What she doesn’t expect is to get literally sucked into the game, trapped as a playable character. And the game? It’s an extremely dangerous, war-torn shooter, and if Ivy is going to get out, she’ll first have to survive.

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Guest Post

Following are some writing tips from Priyanka Nambiar published in the Arts and Entertainment Council newsletter on January 15th, 2020.

FIND A THEME OR PLOT YOU’RE PASSIONATE ABOUT

The more invested you are in your writing, the more you’ll be motivated to work on it. My idea for Escape the War actually originated as a short story I wrote when I was six or seven years old, and when I recently rediscovered the story, I was bursting with ideas on how to revise it. In the past, I’ve tried to write stories on topics that I wasn’t really inspired by, but they never turned out as good as stories with plots that I was excited about, such as Escape the War. I believe that passion is key to staying inspired and motivated.

DON’T BE AFRAID TO DISCUSS YOUR WRITING WITH OTHERS

Talking about my story with friends and teachers gave me different perspectives and a lot of great advice. I was hesitant to talk about it at first, but I soon got enough courage and found it was a huge help! Several of my friends are also writers who could help me work through any parts I was struggling to write, especially since they often ran into similar problems. One time a friend was

confused about a section in my story, so she asked a clarifying question. That conversation wound up giving me an idea for one of the biggest plot twists in my book!

TAKE BREAKS!

Don’t force yourself to keep writing just to make a deadline; taking frequent breaks while writing will help keep you from overworking yourself. I would often write for a couple of hours and then take a short break doing an activity that didn’t take a lot of hard work (playing with my dog was a favorite break!). If I ever felt too tired or unmotivated to keep working, doing something to take my mind off of it for a little while almost always fixed the problem. This kept my motivation up throughout writing my book. That being said, be careful not to break for too long—that can also zap your motivation. I’m guilty of accidentally doing that every now and then!

I’m always on the lookout for tips for the writing process, and I hope these tips can help other writers as much as they’ve helped me!

Thank you, Priyanka Nambiar and Bruce Mason

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About the Author

Priyanka has been featured on ABC television, has received a certificate of recognition from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for her work, and has also been honored by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Priyanka Nambiar was born and raised in Pennsylvania where she currently resides with her family.

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Author Links

Instagram @pri_nambiar

Instagram @writtenbyteens

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/forteenswrittenbyteens/

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Book Link

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Escape-War-Priyanka-Nambiar/dp/1733461930/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Escape+the+War+by+Priyanka+Nambiar&qid=1631769533&s=books&sr=1-1

Dead Mercy by Noelle Holten / #CoverReveal #BlogTour @BOTBSPublicity @nholten40 @0neMoreChapter_

 

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DC Maggie Jamieson #5

A brutal murder…

When a burned body is found with its teeth missing, DC Maggie Jamieson discovers that the victim may be the husband of one of her probation colleagues.

A dark history…

As the body count rises, the team becomes increasingly baffled by how the victims could possibly be connected until a clue leads them to a historical case that was never prosecuted.

A terrible secret…

In order to catch the killer, Maggie must piece together what happened all those years ago before it’s too late.

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Thank you, Noelle Holten and Book On The Bright Side Publicity & Promo

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About the author

Noelle Holten is an award-winning blogger at www.crimebookjunkie.co.uk. She is the PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture, a leading digital publisher in the UK, and worked as a Senior Probation Officer for eighteen years, covering a variety of risk cases as well as working in a multi agency setting. She has three Hons BA’s – Philosophy, Sociology (Crime & Deviance) and Community Justice – and a Masters in Criminology. Noelle’s hobbies include reading, attending as many book festivals as she can afford and sharing the booklove via her blog. Dead Inside – her debut novel with One More Chapter/Harper Collins UK is an international kindle bestseller and the start of a new series featuring DC Maggie Jamieson.

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Author Links

Subscribe to Newsletter: http://ow.ly/cgww50BkBtt 

Twitter: (@nholten40) https://twitter.com/nholten40

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/noelleholtenauthor/

Blog FB page: https://www.facebook.com/crimebookjunkie/

Instagram: @crimebookjunkie 

Website: https://www.crimebookjunkie.co.uk

Bookbub Author page : https://bit.ly/2LkT4LB

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Book Link

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dead-Mercy-gripping-thriller-suspense-ebook/dp/B092YLSSK3/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=dead+mercy&qid=1631344342&s=digital-text&sr=1-1