Willow Weeps by Louise Worthington / #Extract #BlogTour @rararesources @louiseworthing9

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A secret is a lie in the making.

A charming divorcee and his young daughter. The promise of a new life – together as a family, in an apartment in a historic building.  A fresh start – or the key to a nightmare?

Who will Willow believe – a young offender, or the love of her life?

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A Caged Bird Sings

The epigraph at the beginning of my latest novel, Willow Weeps, is ‘How can the bird that is born for joy / Sit in a cage and sing,’ by William Blake. It’s taken from the poem ‘The Schoolboy’ from Songs of Innocence. When I listened to the audiobook Doing Time and when I read Going in With Flowers by Avril Joy I was inspired to create Lily’s character and give her a unique voice in the story through her stories.

Lily Lessing is a young offender with a talent for creative writing. While incarcerated, her English teacher abuses her and later, publishes her stories under his name. For Lily, writing provided a window out of the four walls. She writes about her dreams and her family, all tinged with the sadness of her actions leading to being charged after attacking her mother. Gradually, the reader learns about the motive behind the violence.

Extract from Willow Weeps. This is one of Lily’s stories.

When all this is over, we will wear the petals of deep pink magnolia and the scent of a hummingbird after it has tasted the finest flower. I will be better than I was before, watered at the roots so my reach is further, wider, to keep you safe; and robins, sparrows and wrens will perch on my arms knowing they are safe and loved, too. When all this is over, I will be evergreen, because I won’t even shed leaves or soft petals when I am sad.

            Little sister, I’ll throw a tapestry over the sun so you can catch up on lost sleep. I will stitch our names into the stars and inscribe our initials in the sand, on rocks, the barks of trees. I’ll make you a necklace from red berries and holly and a gown in the deep pink and red hues of a sunset. The hem will catch the clouds and drag them along in the opposite direction to where the wind­ wants to take them.

Thank you, Louise Worthington and Rachel’s Random Resources

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About the author

Born in Cheshire, England, Louise studied literature at the University of Essex. As a teenager she read until the small hours, enjoying the darker worlds conjured by Stephen King and Daphne du Maurier.

Louise is the author of the bestseller, Rachel’s Garden, another psychological thriller and Distorted Days which Kirkus Review described as ‘a formidable work.’  Her chilling blend of the lyrical and the dark is themost gripping in her thrillers and horror.

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https://louiseworthington.co.uk

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19741912.Louise_Worthington

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UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Willow-Weeps-secret-lie-making-ebook/dp/B08SQYQ3DF 

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Hush Little Girl by Lisa Regan / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @Lisalregan

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Detective Josie Quinn #11

Dressed in pajamas covered with stars, the little girl’s body is perfectly still, her arms folded neatly over her chest. The wildflowers decorating her hair scatter across the grass in the sharp breeze. Her lips are parted slightly, as if to whisper goodnight for the very last time…

When twelve-year-old Holly Mitchell’s fragile little body is found on the steps of a mountainside church in the small town of Denton, a doll made from pine cones clasped tightly to her chest, Detective Josie Quinn rushes to attend the scene. She knows this little girl’s angelic face, her mother had offered Josie help when she’d needed it most.

Searching the girl’s house, Josie is devastated to find that Holly’s mother is dead too, and her little sister is missing. But why has this family home been stripped of all sharp objects? Re-tracing her steps, Josie finally finds a secret hiding place with Holly’s sister inside, terrified, but alive. Moments later, another doll made of twigs turns up.

Certain the killer is close by, Josie holds the little girl tight and tries to coax answers from her, but it’s clear the pile of burnt photographs and letters found in the greenhouse is her only lead. No one is safe until Josie can figure out the dangerous secret that has escaped this remote family home.

Just when Josie is finally closing in on the killer, the unthinkable happens, a tragedy that shakes her to her very core. And on the windshield of her car: a third wooden doll. Could stopping this twisted monster from taking more innocent lives come at the ultimate price for Josie?

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This is one hell of a gut wrenching book! Be warned when you start reading it, because you will receive one blow after the other. You feelings will be thrown into a blender and mixed to a pulp. Your heart will bleed, tears will fall and gasps will leave your mouth.

There are two different kind of parents. Those who will try to protect their children with every fibre of their being and those who just don’t want to know or leave everything behind when the going gets tough.

But who do you protect when one child’s suffering results in making other suffer too? Who do you protect in that case? After all, they are all your kids and you love them all deeply with their faults and merits.

Again a lot of difficult questions rise for Josie Quinn and her team to find the answers to. I had selected my chief suspect, but was wrong as usual. 😊

Josie and Noah are officers in heart and soul. They always put the victims and finding justice for them before everything else. They are detectives first, ordinary people second. Even the most devastating events can’t keep them from doing their job.

Church bells are chiming more than once. Do they announce happy or sad events though? If you want to find out, there is only one thing you can do: grab a copy of the book and lose yourself in its pages. 5 stars

Thank you, Lisa Regan and Bookouture

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About the author

Lisa Regan is a USA TodayWall Street Journal bestselling author and Amazon bestselling crime novelist.  She has a bachelor’s degree in English and Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University.  She is a member of Sisters In Crime, Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter.

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WEBSITE: www.lisaregan.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6443334.Lisa_Regan

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The Hashtag Killer by A. S. French / #Interview #BlogTour @rararesources @andrewfrench100   

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Catch a killer or save a child. What would you do?

DI Jen Flowers thought she’d seen it all after fifteen years on the force, but when a vigilante serial killer hits the city and uses social media to gather supporters, she must fight the public and her doubts to catch a murderer and save her daughter.

Suffering from blackouts and abandoned as a child by her father, Ruby Vasquez has been chasing that one scoop to make her an internet star. Living with an alcoholic mother who hates her, Ruby discovers a secret about the vigilante’s first victim, which puts her in the killer and DI Flowers’ sights.

Jen and Ruby have to overcome the secrets in their past while battling each other to discover the Hashtag Killer’s identity. Jen will have to choose between keeping her daughter safe or finding a killer, while Ruby will need to decide if becoming famous is more important than doing the right thing.

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– When and where do you prefer to write?

It changes by the day. For a few years, when I was working full time, I could only work at night, after 10 pm, and then punish the keyboard into the morning’s early hours. Now it depends if I’m working on a first draft, an edit, or that part of the process to compile all the files into the correct order. I travelled around the UK a bit before the pandemic, going to concerts, so I’d write using the phone while on the train, or if something inspired me at a gig, I could make notes using the mobile. A note for other writers – trains and gigs are great places to create character profiles for people, and of interior and exterior locations.

– Do you have a certain ritual?

I work a lot on the move, at least in the early stages of writing. I cycle every day when the weather isn’t trying to kill me, so that’s an excellent process for developing ideas. I’m a great believer that, if you can move around, even a little bit, it stimulates the creative parts of the brain.

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

If it’s during the day, it will be green tea or hot Ribena – just for the sweet tooth – but at night I might have the occasional alcoholic beverage.  Food is usually snacks, all the bad ones which are good for you, such as chocolate and crisps. If there were an Olympic event for eating Mini Eggs, I’d fancy my chances of going for Gold.

– What is your favourite book?

This is a hard question, so I’m going to dodge it and give multiple answers. The book which probably stared my love of fiction is To Kill a Mockingbird. Science fiction and horror influenced my teenage years, so Dune and Salem’s Lot are firm favourites. My favourite book of the last few years is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.

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

I’ve already got a few things nearly ready to publish – the first in a paranormal trilogy which is part Buffy, part Supernatural.  I’ve completed a contemporary fantasy novella which should be released this year, plus some science-fiction titles. There’s also a four-book thriller series just about ready to go.

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

Not physically, but there are a few personality traits I’ve given to some characters. Not all of them complimentary!

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

I use my mobile phone for that – it’s essential. A couple of years ago, I wrote the first draft of at least two novels on the phone.

– Which genre do you not like at all?

I honestly can’t say I don’t like any particular genre, but some I haven’t read, such as romance.

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

Now that’s a tough question. Philip Pullman or Stephen King thought I doubt I’d contribute much.

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

It would have to be somewhere warm, so I’d pick New Zealand during a British winter..

Thank you, A.S. French and Rachel’s Random Resources.

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About the author 

Andrew French is a man of no wealth and little taste. He lives amongst faded seaside glamour on the North East coast of England. He likes gin and cats but not together, new music and old movies, curry and ice cream. Slow bike rides and long walks to the pub are his usual exercise, as well as flicking through the pages of good books and the memoirs of bad people.

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Clairvoyants: The Fourth Kinetic by Brady Moore / #CoverReveal #BlogTour @LoveBooksGroup @CayellePub @BMooreTheAuteur

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There are four breeds of Clairvoyants: Kinetics who can move objects with their minds, Prophets who have involuntary visions of the future, Readers who can explore the deepest thoughts of others in an instant and Aural who can transfer their consciousness to control the bodies of others.

17-year-old Rion Grean is a Kinetic, but he has no idea there are others like him. His protective mother kept them on the move, even refusing to tell him about the father he never knew. When an accident separates them, he finds himself on the run from a covert, militaristic force that sees his kind as wasps that have strayed into the homes of normal humanity. Suddenly engulfed within the different factions of the Clairvoyants, the boy who has never been good at making friends must determine who to follow.

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Thank you, Brady Moore and Love Books Group

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About the Author

Brady was born and bred in Charlotte, North Carolina where years of Saturday morning cartoons, superhero comics and science-fiction movies slowly manifested into aspirations of being a fiction author. He originally graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2010 with a degree in Media Studies and a goal of putting his skills as a writer toward journalism. The idea to write novels came after spending years of working as a theater manager and blogging about movies. If he’s not playing with his hyperactive jack russell terrier or binging shows on Netflix with his wife, he’s probably off plotting his next project.

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Website: https://moorereviews.blog/?fbclid=IwAR2pklSbapsuzFqUkDb-9mun1PzPLJsJ1Y-48aFEbCOvgwJce9im_CQUYUg/

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Tiger Stripes by Hannah Renae / #Extract #BlogTour @RABTBookTours @byhannahrenae @hurnpubbooks/

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Four psychiatric wards
Three rehabs
Two jail cells
And a suicide attempt

Hannah was told she would not make it to 25 with the way she was living. She had struggled with mental illness her entire life, but at 22 her demons came to a head at the grips of severe substance abuse, life-changing trauma, and two major deaths in her life.

Hannah’s struggles land her places no one ever hopes to grace; jail and psych wards lead her to the brink of death. Running out of options she’s left with two choices: live or die. This heart-wrenching memoir combines recovery with bittersweet romance told in a raw presentation that immerses the reader into the author’s dark state-of-mind in every page.

Tiger Stripes is going to add a valuable voice to the conversation about women’s mental health issues.

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THE LETTER H

October 7, 2019

“HENRY! HENRY! HENNN-RYYYY!!!!”

I am screaming at the top of my lungs and can feel my throat tearing, becoming raw. I don’t know how many times I have said his name now, but it is all I know how to do because nothing is making any sense.

I am in a locked room and flashes of images are going through my head, but there is only one thing, one thought that I can focus on, that is pounding through my brain throughout this confusion and that is pouring out of my lungs to the point that my chest feels like it is going to rip.

“HENRY!” I choke on his name and a sob.

He cannot hear me, and he is not coming. He doesn’t know where I am and I don’t know where I am, but I know I am not supposed to be here—and I have to get out.

I beat at the metal door that barricades me from something unknown and choke on words that begin with H.

“HENRY!” “

“HELP!”

“HENRY!”

“HELP!”

I repeat these words for what feels like a lifetime, until I forget how to speak and my begging turns to carnal screaming—shrieking.

No one comes. No one answers. I wait for footsteps, for the sound of the door unlocking, but all I can hear is the sound of my frantic breaths and the echoes of a lamentation that is anything but human.

I look down at my body. My feet are bare against the concrete floor; I cannot feel them. The jean shorts I am wearing show off my slender, scratched legs and remind me that I am small and feeble at this moment, but in an act of desperation, I put all of my faith in the power of momentum and I run. I fucking run as fast as I can from the three paces it takes to get from the wall to the ominous looming,

locked door and attack it with my entire being, letting out my most vicious battle cry as I fumble towards it.

The door wins.

I try again.

And again.

And again.

And again.

And again.

I am degraded to a crumbling, bruised ball of flesh.

I can barely speak, my throat reduced to sandpaper.

Everything hurts and I can taste the bitterness of blood in my mouth. The floor is like ice against my bare legs. Through the tears in my eyes I see the moon shining through a window at the top of the room. It is full and brilliant and illuminates the white of the brick walls that surround me. I realize that there is writing on them. People have been here before me. People will be here after me. Why am I here though? I should not be.

I should be home, where I belong. In bed, with him. Safe. I feel anything but that word in this moment, as terror sweeps through every single one of my nerves.

I whisper in one last futile attempt:

“Henry?”

But there is silence. Horrible, deafening, fatal silence.

And it seems to last forever, until I hear it, or think I do. A click, the door unlocking, and the small room is suddenly filled with light. Fluorescence suffocates me.

When I dare to open my eyes, they do not find Henry. Instead I find a police officer looking back at me. He wears broad, black framed glasses that are too big for his face and he looks eerily familiar. A sudden memory of lying in a hospital bed comes to me but does not fully resonate. His face is forlorn and almost disappointed, as if he expected more out of me.

“I thought you were going to hurt yourself,” he tells me. “Promise you’ll stay calm and you can come out for a bit. We’ve got to get you fingerprinted.”

It’s then that I have the shattering realization that I am drunk and in a holding cell at a police station. The reason why escapes me though, as I try to grab onto flashes of sober memories but drown in my current state-of-mind.

I try to breathe with intent as I remember every single arrest-cliché in the book, and I cling to the

fact that I am going to get my phone call. They will probably let me go—they have to. If anything, they will make me stay the night at the most.

I remember the silent promise I had once made myself—that the moment I got a DUI that I would put down the bottle for good. Jail was the worst it could get. It had been my crowning achievement at my last three rehabs that I had never graced the inside of a jail cell and I never planned to.

“Continue down the path you have been,” one of the staff members at my second treatment center had told me after sharing her own story about prison, “and jail is a guarantee.”

And here I am. Her words have come to pass, as promised.

I then remember what else she told me as we talked over a pack of Marlboro Reds on a warm Orange County night.

“Finish the 90 days,” she had said, “Or you will not make it and there will come a day where you will no longer be able to cry out ‘I’m a good person!’. You will lie. You will steal. You will become someone and something else. You will hurt everyone you love. You will lose everything, and just when you think you have lost it all, you will lose something else.”

Thank you, Hannah Renae and RABT Book Tours

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About the Author

If there is anything Hannah believes in, it’s hope, but that wasn’t always the case. For a long time, chaos was comfortable for Hannah, but at just 22 she would have to make her hardest decision yet: was life really worth living? Since picking up a pen Hannah has had a love for writing, and as an adult it would become her greatest tool in healing from an almost decade-long battle with severe mental illness and substance abuse. Her first book, Tiger Stripes, is a harrowing, raw telling of her year in and out of hospitals, treatment centers, and jail that finally led her on the road to recovery and freedom.

Hannah was born in Orange County, CA but has lived in the Los Angeles area for several years. She now lives in West L.A. with her boyfriend. When she is not writing she can be found reading, running, cooking, or finding the best vegan eats in L.A.!

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Website: http://hannahrenaeauthor.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/byhannahrenae

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57069248-tiger-stripes?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=kBr0VoHgc7&rank=3 

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/hurnpublications/tiger-stripes/

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

Publisher: https://hurnpublications.com/tiger-stripes/

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Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tiger-stripes-hannah-renae/1138814034?ean=9781736450901 

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iBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/tiger-stripes/id1553383519?at=11lvdC&uo=4&mt=11&ls=1 

Book Despository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Tiger-Stripes-Hannah-Renae/9781736450901 

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Aspen, A Love Story by T.K. Lucaith / #Extract #BlogTour @RABTBookTours @tklucaith

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Marc and Susan are from different worlds but have one commonality: emotional baggage.  

Having lost his wife and business partner of twenty-plus years, Marc struggles to find purpose in life. Living on proceeds from selling his company, Marc has little financial sense for money’s value; however, soon after moving to Colorado, this reckless streak is destined to change when he meets Susan. 

Educated and wise, Susan has always lived a comfortable yet ordinary existence. Upon meeting Marc their connection is strong, but Marc’s financial indifference proves a source of increasing conflict. Furthermore, Susan herself is haunted. The dark relationships left behind have found a way back into her world, as moving away doesn’t always equate to truly moving on. 

When Susan’s daughter is made a pawn by her vengeful ex, Marc’s money may indeed make all the difference, . . . can newfound love withstand the emotional rollercoaster?

Warning: contains graphic steamy sex scenes

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(Susan)

The doorbell is ringing. Why do people want to bother me on Sunday mornings?

“Jackie, can you answer that please? I just got out of the shower,” I yell from the bathroom.

“Mom, it’s for you,” she says, from outside the bathroom door.

“Who is it?”

“I don’t know—some man. He has a delivery.”

“Just sign for it.”

“He says he has to give it to you.”

“All right, tell him I’ll be there in a minute.”

I throw on some clothes. My hair is a wet mess. I go to the door and there is a young man holding a long thin box.

“What can I do for you?” I ask.

“Are you Susan Green?”

“Yes.”

He hands me the long box. “This is for you from Marc Gray. He would like you to join him today for lunch at one pm at the French Alpine Bistro on Hopkins. I am supposed to wait for your answer.”

I open the box, and it is a single, long-stemmed, red rose. “Thank you, but tell Mr. Gray that I cannot make it.”

“Very good, then he would like you to join him tomorrow at noon at the Spring Café on Spring Street.”

“I am busy; I can’t make it,” I respond.

The delivery guy is looking a little frustrated. “Then Marc Gray would like you to meet him at noon on Tuesday at the Pyramid Bistro on Main.”

“How long is this going to go on?” I ask, with a brief smile.

“The instructions have twelve different scenarios; I am to run through all of them until you say yes.”

Amusing as it would be to make the guy go through all twelve, it would not change the fact that Marc is showing real determination to speak with me.

Thank you, T.K. Lucaith and RABT Book Tours

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About the Author 

A hopeless romantic since the teenage years T. K. embarked on several relationships only to find emptiness in the end.  Finally, the last of those relationships bore the fruit of true love, and after many years they are still together more in love than ever before.  These relationships, along with a diversified work background, have provided T. K. with vast knowledge from which to draw upon for character and story development.  T. K. has a passion for good food and great wine while enjoying a really good love story.  T. K. and family – which include two very spoiled cats – live in the Southwestern US.

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Jam Sessions by Jerry Harwood Jerry / #Extract #BlogTour @Shalini_G26

Meet Phillip. His mom relocates him to a new school in the middle of the school year.

Things do not go well. Phillip lands himself a trip to the dean of student’s office when he tries to forge his mother’s signature. Maybe if he spelled her name correctly it would have gone better.

Phillip also finds himself having more and more anxiety. And the song some bullies are singing is certainly not helping:

Phillip Willip, Puddin and Pie.
Got a bad grade and made him cry.

There is one class Phillip has that is going well. It is with Mr. Filter, who starts each day with a writing prompt. These “jam sessions” allow students to be creative and enjoy writing. Phillip writes about being a basketball on a soccer field. Another day he writes about receiving two dragon eggs in the mail, one for himself and one for a particularly cute girl.

But will Phillip ever be able to make his real life go as well as his Jam Sessions?

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“Wow! You really SHOWED her! That’s awesome, Phillip. We hate Tina. She is such a prude.”

Robert added from the bus seat behind them, “Remember when we tied her gym shoes together and threw them up onto the basketball goal? She got us a detention for that. She deserved it, Phillip!”

Phillip didn’t feel like he “showed” anyone anything. And he certainly didn’t feel like Tina deserved to have her earring ripped out, even if she was reading his journal. But Chuck seemed to think it was the best thing that had ever happened at Cloverfield Middle School.

“Yeah,” Phillip added, “but I have ISS tomorrow. And it is in the afternoon, so I still have to get that math test signed. My mom is going to be so mad after this.”

“Let me see that test,” Chuck interjected.

Phillip hesitantly pulled it out of the front pocket of his trapper keeper. There again was the massive red “35%” on top of the page.

“What is your mom’s name?” Chuck asked.

It was a weird question. “Rhodman, just like mine.”

“No dude, like her FIRST name.”

“Janice, but…”

Chuck suddenly produced a pen from seemingly nowhere. Before Phillip could protest, Chuck wrote in big letters:

Janeese Rodman

“There you go, Phillip. Problem solved!” Chuck handed the paper back with the name written boldly right below the “35%.”

“What did you do?” Phillip said louder than he meant to. “That isn’t even how you spell it!”

“Mrs. Murray will never know. You are good. Now you don’t have to tell your mom. Seriously, I did you a favor. Be grateful.”

Thank you, Jerry Harwood and Digital Reads Blog Tours

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About the Author

Jerry Harwood was born in Ooltewah, TN. His mother was an elementary school teacher and he spent his afternoons reading books in her classroom or the nearby library. He has experimented with other occupations: camp director, program director at a counseling center, college professor and middle school teacher. Jerry has backpacked Europe, taught in a Ukrainian University, worked in Rwanda after the genocide, is a first responder, sort-of remodeled a VW

Thing, and has a love for Cherry Coke Zero that is only surpassed by his love for his wife, six children, and grandson.

Jerry attended college at UT Chattanooga where he was in university honors and majored in Latin and classical literature. He has two master’s degrees, nearing completion on a third. He lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he is an active member of the Chattanooga Writer’s Guild, the Atlanta Writer’s Club, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

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Website: http://www.jerryharwood.com

Amazon Author’s Page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0863YPCD7

Blog: https://www.circumlocution.net

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20295900.Jerry_Harwood

Email: JerryHarwoodBooks@gmail.com

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Jam Sessions: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0868XNSH9 EBook (non-kindle): https://books2read.com/u/3k1X8n

IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781734787405

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Bugger Banksy by Roy D Hacksaw / #SpotlightPost #BookBlitz @LoveBooksGroup @EIBooksUK @roypdelaney

 

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Did you ever wonder what happens to the inhabitants of a building after the artist known as Banksy leaves one of his artworks on their wall? Especially when there’s something slightly less than legal going on inside? Join Glyn and Kevin as they desperately try to keep their clandestine business secret after the world’s most famous graffiti artist makes his mark on the side of their old barn in South Wales, and their solitude is invaded by an endless parade of unlikely visitors…

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Thank you, Roy D Hacksaw and Love Books Group

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About the Author 

For a council house kid from the middle of nowhere in the early eighties, the only real method of expressing yourself after leaving school was to shout very loud and bash things in a punk rock band. After stints in the nearly successful outfits DATWMF, the Beach Bums and the Cesspit Rebels, Roy remembered that an old English teacher told him he could write a bit and started up the fanzine Xerox Heaven, which was mostly about other fanzines. From there on he stumbled about doing the occasional writing gig before he found himself in London at the turn of the century editing an early student lifestyle website for Jim Kerr out of Simple Minds. That’s when he realised that he could probably start doing this larky for a living. Since then his journalistic highlights have included reviewing a noise festival in Shanghai for Metal Hammer, reporting from every Eurovision Song Contest since 1998, and answering the readers’ letters in Disney Princess magazine in the voice of Jessie The Cowgirl from Toy Story.

More recently he’s turned his hand to documentary filmmaking, and his first short film, The Bard’s Wife, was nominated for a dozen awards at festivals worldwide, and won a runners-up gong in the Whicker’s World Foundation Awards at the Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2017.

On top of that, he’s a retired semi-professional game show contestant, having appeared on shows as varied as The Weakest Link and Fifteen To One, via The Chase and Total Wipeout, to University Challenge and Mastermind, where his specialist subject was the children’s TV series Trumpton. In a case of poacher-turned-gamekeeper he now writes the questions, most notably on Tipping Point where he became the most prolific writer in the show’s history.

But he’s still happiest when he’s making a right old racket on stage in a dirty pub front of a handful of people, and is currently a member of the veteran bogroll-chucking duo Hacksaw, Bristol noise rock merchants GlueHorse, and the newly reformed eighties punk legends Chaotic Dischord.

He has absolutely no idea how he keeps getting away with all this nonsense, and fully expects to get found out for the chancer he is any day soon.

Roy was inspired to write Bugger Banksy after the illusive artist chucked up an artwork opposite his local chippy for Valentine’s Day, and he watched the unwelcome chaos that ensued for the unfortunate souls that lived on the other side of the wall.

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website: roydelaney.com

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Amazon: https://www.earthislandbooks.com/product-page/bugger-banksy-by-roy-d-hacksaw

Aspen, A Love Story by T.K. Lucaith / #SpotlightPost #BookBlitz @LoveBooksGroup @tklucaith

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Marc and Susan are from different worlds but have one commonality: emotional baggage.  

Having lost his wife and business partner of twenty-plus years, Marc struggles to find purpose in life. Living on proceeds from selling his company, Marc has little financial sense for money’s value; however, soon after moving to Colorado, this reckless streak is destined to change when he meets Susan. 

Educated and wise, Susan has always lived a comfortable yet ordinary existence. Upon meeting Marc their connection is strong, but Marc’s financial indifference proves a source of increasing conflict. Furthermore, Susan herself is haunted. The dark relationships left behind have found a way back into her world, as moving away doesn’t always equate to truly moving on. 

When Susan’s daughter is made a pawn by her vengeful ex, Marc’s money may indeed make all the difference, . . . can newfound love withstand the emotional rollercoaster?

Warning: contains graphic steamy sex scenes

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Thank you, T.K. Lucaith and Love Books Group

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About the Author 

A hopeless romantic since the teenage years T. K. embarked on several relationships only to find emptiness in the end.  Finally, the last of those relationships bore the fruit of true love, and after many years they are still together more in love than ever before.  These relationships, along with a diversified work background, have provided T. K. with vast knowledge from which to draw upon for character and story development.  T. K. has a passion for good food and great wine while enjoying a really good love story.  T. K. and family – which include two very spoiled cats – live in the Southwestern US.

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Author Link

http://tklucaith.com/

https://www.facebook.com/T-K-LUCAITH-552765475621042

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Book Link

Amazon – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Aspen-Story-T-K-Lucaith-ebook/dp/B08WRT3YGX/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=aspen+lucaith&qid=1615817784&sr=8-1 

The Vatican Secret by Peter Hogenkamp / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @phogenkampVT

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A Marco Venetti Thriller Book 2

There is a nuclear weapon in the hands of the Vatican City’s deadliest enemy. And time is running out to stop an attack…

Marco Venetti, the only man the pope trusts, has tracked down the traitor who nearly succeeded in his mission to kill the pope. But the traitor holds a crucial piece of information: the name of the Russian mafioso in possession of a nuclear bomb.

Forced to work with a man he despises to prevent a deadly explosion, Marco sets a trap for the Russians. Inside the stone walls of an ancient castle in Portugal, surrounded by high mountains, he waits to ambush his target. But a double-cross ruins everything and he must flee, alone and without backup, leaving a trail of death and destruction behind.

All Marco knows is that the attack is imminent. And that to prevent it, he must enter a deadly game of cat-and-mouse that will take him across the continent, on land and by sea. With time running out, he will stop at nothing to uncover the truth. Because the secrets inside the Vatican may be the deadliest threat of all…

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If you thought that Father Marco Venetti went through enough in the previous book and that it was high time he returned to his quiet home town, is very much mistaken. The author has a few more adventures up his sleeve for our priest.

Italy, Portugal, USA and Greece. These are the places Marco takes us on. It seems like a great tour to be on but it’s certainly not a peaceful holiday he is taking. In fact it’s not a holiday at all. He spends his time dodging bullets, trying to find a traitor, struggling with his feelings and most importantly staying alive.

Will he succeed in all of the above or has the enemy other plans?

You expect murder and betrayal being on top of the list with the mob, but shouldn’t people of the clergy not have other things on their minds? Most of them will agree. Unfortunately some of them see it differently and give in to the lure of money.

Another fast paced book that has you nailed to your seat. I was very happy to meet this James Bond dressed in a cassock again. 5 stars

Thank you, Peter Hogenkamp and Bookouture

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About the author

Peter Hogenkamp was born in upstate New York and attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. (Go Crusaders!) He graduated in 1986 and was exiled to Europe for three years by his premedical adviser, for which he will be grateful the rest of his days. Spending the next three years – supposedly – teaching chemistry and algebra in Salzburg, Austria, he traveled extensively, drank a lot of beer and made many a lifelong friend. In his travels, he found dozens of great places for scenes in a thriller: castles perched on cliffs; monasteries tucked away in alpine valleys; villages built above rocky coastlines; cities soaked in history. When he isn’t writing or hiking with his strong-willed Cairn Terrier, Hermione, Peter practices medicine with his lovely wife, Lisa (who does most of the heavy lifting), hosts Your Health Matters, which airs on cable television, streams on YouTube and sounds off on podcast, and tends to the needs of his four children.

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Author Links

WEBSITE: peterhogenkampbooks.com

TWITTER:  https://twitter.com/phogenkampVT

FACEBOOK:   https://www.facebook.com/peterhogenkampbooks

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Amazon: https://geni.us/B08QMZZ5ZWsocial

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