Friday, July 28, 2017

Book Tour: A Killer Retreat by Tracy Weber

Yogi Kate must clear her name of murder in this charming yoga mystery

When Kate Davidson gets an offer to teach yoga classes to wedding guests at the
Elysian Springs resort, she jumps at the opportunity, even though it means being forced to endure the wedding ceremony of the center's two caretakers.

Avoiding the M-word turns out to be the least of Kate's problems when a wedding guest is found floating face-down in the resort's hot tub, shortly after a loud, public
(and somewhat embarrassing) fight with Kate.

The police pick Kate as their number-one suspect, so she's forced to team up with boyfriend Michael, best friend Rene, and German shepherd sidekick Bella to find the real killer. But they'll have to solve the murder before the police arrest Kate, or her next gig may last a lifetime--behind bars."

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Tracy Weber is the author of the award-winning Downward Dog Mysteries series featuring yoga teacher Kate Davidson and her feisty German shepherd, Bella. Her first book, Murder Strikes a Pose won the Maxwell Award for Fiction and was 2015 Agatha award nominee for Best First Novel. The third book in her series, Karma's a Killer, will released January, 2016 by Midnight Ink.

Tracy and her husband live in Seattle with their challenging yet amazing German shepherd Tasha. When she’s not writing, Tracy spends her time teaching yoga, walking Tasha, and sipping Blackthorn cider at her favorite ale house. 

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Top Ten List
o   Top 10 vacation spots

§  Cannon Beach, OR—site of my 5th book!
§  Doe Bay, Orcas Island, WA –site of my 2nd book!
§  Whidbey Island, WA
§  Paia, Maui —Where I took yoga training
§  Cancun, Mexico
§  Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (Do you see the beach theme?)
§  Assisi, Italy
§  San Diego, CA – my honeymoon spot!
§  Africa (someday!)
§  Home on the couch with my pup and a Margarita

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Book Tour: Not My Idea by Bethany Swafford

"Lucas, you must return home."

Twenty two year old Lucas Bywood abandons his Grand Tour in response to those words from his father. Everything is not well at home and he finds himself in a bit of a fix. A little warning that his father had made tentative arrangements for his marriage would have been nice but Luke really wishes it had been anyone other than the young lady chosen. After all, Phoebe Ramsey had always been an annoyance and any time they had spent together had resulted in physical injuries for one of them. 

Just when Luke thinks he's escaped that particular future, he finds himself courting a young woman he doesn’t want, a furious best friend who wants a duel to satisfy honor, and the responsibility of finding who and why someone had caused an accident for his mother. 

For as long as she can remember, Bethany Swafford has loved reading books. That love of words extended to writing as she grew older and when it became more difficult to find a ‘clean’ book, she determined to write her own. Among her favorite authors is Jane Austen, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Georgette Heyer.

When she doesn’t have pen to paper (or fingertips to laptop keyboard), she can generally be found with a book in hand. In her spare time, Bethany reviews books for a book site called More Than A Review.

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The Author's Top Ten Favorite Movies

1.    Northanger Abbey (2007)
2.    The Man From Uncle (2015
3.    The Princess Bride (1987)
4.    Persuasion (2007)
5.    Hidden Figures (2016)
6.    Gone With the Wind (1939)
7.    The Sea Hawk (1940
8.    The Phantom of the Opera (2005)
9.    Beauty and the Beast (1991)
10.The Avengers (2012) 

Snippets from the book!
Snippet #1:
Holding up my hand as though swearing a vow, I said, “I will be the model of a proper gentleman and treat her as my sister.”
“That’s hardly reassuring, Lucas. I’ve seen how you choose to tease your sisters.”
“All right, Father. I will treat her better than my sisters. But you didn’t summon me from my journeys just to tell me the family news, did you?”
Something in my father’s expression changed right before he glanced down at his papers. “There’s time enough for that later. You’ve only just arrived and haven’t even freshened yourself up from your journey. You must do so before your mother demands you dance attendance on her.”
“Oh, Mama won’t mind the smell of the stable, as she will undoubtedly smell of it herself before she dresses for dinner. I will just wait until then to get cleaned up. I did not get too dusty on the ride here.”
While Father was a superb horseman, it was Mother who had instilled the love of riding in me and my siblings. My fondest memory of her was of her on her horse, laughing at something said. She would rather be outdoors on the back of her beloved Sprite than sit by the fireside with needlework in her hand.
His lips flattened into something bordering on anger for only a second, but I didn’t miss it. “Is there something wrong, Father?” I asked, feeling the worry that had begun to subside come surging back.
“I’m afraid your mother took a tumble early this spring.”

Snippet #2:
A woman’s voice startled me out of my reverie. Across the pond, I saw a young woman coming around a bush, following the path that led from Braglow to the pond. She was looking over her shoulder, and hadn’t noticed my presence yet. A moment later, another woman came into sight, twirling a parasol.
One of them could be Phoebe, and I felt a moment of panic. I didn’t feel ready to face her, not without this whole engagement thing settled. Then again, who better to settle it with than the lady in question? And being away from both sets of parents was a definite advantage.
“Here we go, Phaeton,” I murmured, patting my horse’s neck. “Let’s see what has brought two ladies out so early.” I rode around the pond towards them.
The second lady hurried to the first lady’s side.
I slowed Phaeton to a halt and dismounted a few yards from them. “Good morning,” I said, lifting my hat from my head. I offered a bow, keeping Phaeton’s reins in my hand.
“Lucas Bywood?” the second young lady asked, sounding alarmed. “Is that you?”
Turning my attention to her, I frowned. Gone was the tangled hair I remembered her always having, and no longer did she appear gangly. Her hair was arranged in a surprisingly elegant way, for her being on a country walk, with one curl resting on her shoulder. Her pale green gown wasn’t wrinkled or stained, but dainty and fashionable. Phoebe Ramsey had gone from an ugly duckling to a swan while I had been gone!

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Book Blitz: 10 Weeks at Chanute by Ren Garcia

Ren Garcia is a Science Fiction/Fantasy author and Texas native who grew up in western Ohio. He has been writing since before he could write, often scribbling alien lingo on any available wall or floor with assorted crayons. He attended The Ohio State University and majored in English Literature. Ren has been an avid lover of anything surreal since childhood, he also has a passion for caving, urban archeology and architecture. His highly imaginative "League of Elder" book series is published by Loconeal Publishing

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In 1992 an aimless young man decided to serve his country and joined the Air National Guard. To complete his training, he was sent to venerable Chanute Air Force Base in the flats of Illinois to learn how to turn wrenches on jet engines. It was a place brimming with history, a place he soon grew to love.

Soon thereafter, Chanute closed its doors forever, becoming a modern ruin in the years that followed, taking the young man's heart with it.

This humorous, witty and occasionally ribald memoir details the experience of one of the last Airmen to pass through the hallowed gates of Chanute Air Force Base, and how the experience haunts him to this very day.

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--Little did I know that those ten weeks I would spent at Chanute Air Force Base, the American Timbuktu on the plains in its last dying days and destined to become a modern ruin, would haunt my soul to this very day.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Book Blitz: After the Flowers Die by Melanie Delorme

Melanie Delorme was a content English teacher, wife, mother, sister and friend when without warning she gained the title of bereaved parent when her eight-year-old son Garrett was accidentally killed in a hunting accident. Her road to healing brought her to write her first book. Melanie is involved with her local chapter of Compassionate Friends and is passionate about offering hope to other bereaved parents. She is currently living on a ranch in Southern Saskatchewan with her husband, Gerry, and their two children. 

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After the Flowers Die: A Handbook of Heartache, Hope and Healing After Losing a child by Author Melanie Delorme

"Is it possible to survive the loss of a child?

Even though you might be feeling that the answer to this question is no, never, absolutely not; be assured that not only is it possible for you to survive, but you are also strong enough to thrive after this devastating tragedy.

The loss of a child creates a gaping hole in a parent’s heart that seems unbearable and the only people who truly understand your pain are other bereaved parents. Melanie is one of those parents and, in After the Flowers Die, she offers encouragement, hope and honest suggestions for how you can once again experience joy. 

This book is written in an easy to read A to Z format and covers topics that many parents may experience, such as anger, bitterness, birthdays, Christmas, hope, signs, and more. If you have lost a child and are feeling hurt and lost, this book is a great starting point for you to acknowledge your loss, celebrate your child’s life and find hope.

Are you ready to begin your journey towards healing?"

~ Amazon ~ Amazon UK

Top Ten List:

Top ten favorite children’s movies

Monster’s Inc
Beauty and the Beast
The Fox and The Hound
Captain Underpants
The Incredibles

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Summer Blitz: The Last Princess by Jewel Allen

Jewel Allen is an award-winning journalist and author of the historical series Islands of the Crown.

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1768, Philippines

Spanish Captain Raúl Calderón has accepted a daring mission in the Philippine colonies – to negotiate docking rights in hostile waters for the Manila Galleon. If successful, he can return from exile to be with those he loves. But when he is captured by slave raiders and delivered to the Last Princess, a woman known for killing those who cross her, he is thrust into the center of royal intrigue. The Last Princess is not what she seems, however, and Raúl must stay alive long enough to warn her of the danger in trusting those close to her.

Juliza Alimuddin, The Last Princess, hides behind a cutthroat reputation to protect her beloved islands. But when a mysterious Spaniard, Raúl Calderón, falls into her hands, she decides to go against her allies’ wishes and nurse him back to health. Her heart has been bruised in the past, yet Raúl brings out feelings she never thought she’d have again. Just when Juliza starts to believe in the possibility of love, however, she is betrayed and her family and sultanate put in a deadly situation. Will The Last Princess live up to her reputation when forced to choose between her people and the man she loves?

This is book 2 of a series, but can be read as a standalone.

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Top Ten List:

1. pink cotton candy

2. white roses

3. strawberry-rhubarb pie

4. trying new recipes for Sunday dinner

5. my pink princess blanket

6. traveling to exotic places

7. beachcombing

8. sunrise

9. corn on the cob

10. my favorite beagle, Emmie

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