Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Perfectly Placed Book Blitz Spotlight

This morning, I have a Christian women's fiction novel in our book blitz spotlight!  Check out Perfectly Placed and The Hopeful Hearts Series and learn about author Liana George!

 

Hopeful Hearts Series, Book Two

 

Contemporary Christian Women's Fiction

Release Date: July 5, 2022

Publisher: Scrivenings Press


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Six weeks after leaving China, Nicki Mayfield returns to complete two critical tasks: restore order at New Hope Orphanage and re-connect with Lei Ming, the little girl who stole her heart. However, a stonewalling supervisor, missing documents, and personal tragedy ensure Nicki faces challenges at every turn. Is she the best person to bring order – and longevity – to the place these children call home?

Then, with the help of an unexpected ally, Nicki makes a life-altering decision. One that has the potential to upend her well-planned life and the lives of those around her. Will she lose it all, or has she found a way to save what matters most?

 

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Other Books in the Hopeful Hearts Series


Perfectly Arranged

Hopeful Hearts Series, Book One


Short on clients and money, professional organizer Nicki Mayfield is hanging up her label maker. That is until the eccentric socialite Katherine O’Connor offers Nicki one last job.

Working together, the pair discovers an unusual business card among Ms. O’Connor’s family belongings that leads them on a journey to China. There the women embark on an adventure of faith and self-discovery as they uncover secrets, truths, and ultimately, God’s perfectly arranged plans.


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About the Author

Liana George is a sought-after speaker, blogger, and author. Before pursuing a career in writing, she was a professional organizer and the former owner of By George Organizing Solutions in Houston. Her debut novel, Perfectly Arranged, Book One in The Hopeful Heart Series, was released in October 2021 from Scrivenings Press. When she’s not putting things in order or scribbling away, you can find her reading, traveling, or watching tennis.

 

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Sunday, July 3, 2022

Sushi's Journey Home Book Spotlight

Today, we have a children's book to share!  Check out Sushi's Journey Home and learn about author Theresa Bertke in this book spotlight!

 


Children's Book

Date Published: January 23, 2022

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Follow little Sushi on her courageous journey in an attempt to find a forever family. This mischievous baby raccoon is very unique in her own way. This story is full outdoor adventure, mishaps, and most of all love. Will there be an adoption in Sushi's future?
 
 

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Teresa has a passion for teaching others the importance of caring for injured and orphaned animals which ultimately led her to become a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator. Teresa is a Fire Fighter-Paramedic and lives in Southern Michigan with her husband Don. She has two grown Sons and seven grandchildren. This book is being dedicated to: Oakley, Deegan, Braeleigh, Gunner, Jaxsen, Skylar and Maverick.
 

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Circle of Roses Book Release Blitz & Giveaway

This week, we are joining the release week blitz for horror novel Circle of Roses!  Check out the book, learn about author Martha Wickham & be sure to enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

 

The Mystery of Frankenstein's Bride Series

Horror

Date Published: 06-24-2022


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Stopping the unstoppable is what Rose Cortez does best.

Terra, Frankenstein's ex, is using the old electric machine to bring the dead back for fun now. After running into zombies her old psychic Rose must do something about the machine Frankenstein's Bride can't give up. Is there a way to get the machine away from her and her terror of lurking zombies? Rose and her band of psychics find out when one of them is found dead.

Rose is a powerful psychic detective and ghost hunter. Revenge is what she wants after the death one year ago of her husband. Now her psychic comrade is dead too and she's had enough. Terra's second life can't last forever. The way to stop her is not so easy!

 

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Martha has studied writing with Writer's Digest.  She is the author of many short stories and books and still likes getting writing prompts.


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Eve, Where Are You Book Blitz

This morning, I have a Christian living book in our book blitz spotlight.  Check out Eve, Where Are You? by Nicole L. Davis, PhD and learn about the author!

 

Confronting Toxic Practices Against the Advancement of Women

 

Christian Living, Women’s Issues

Date Published: November 24, 2020

 

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Without question, having competent women in leadership can certainly enhance the vitality of any organization. Sadly, too often women are not given equal opportunities and are left doubting their sense of self and their abilities.

In Eve, Where Are You?, Dr. Nicole Davis uniquely evaluates bias practices within one specific organization: the Christian church. You’ll learn why many women are discouraged, emotionally absent, leaving churches, or considering giving up religious pursuits altogether. Within these pages, Dr. Davis thoughtfully contemplates the scriptural significance of God’s creation of Eve; compares women’s leadership advances in the marketplace and church; and shares real-life stories and perceptions about women in leadership offered by present-day church leaders.

As a conflict coach and resolutionist, Dr. Davis boldly addresses possible causal effects of toxic practices against women and then offers strategic solutions and guidance to both women and church organizations to facilitate reconciliation, creating opportunity for the church to regain influence and effectiveness in our culture.

Crisp, aggressive, and truthful, this study presents a call to action for women who want more, men who want more for women, and church organizations seeking to embrace internal transformation against gender bias in the Christian church. Also available in Spanish.

 

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Dr. Nicole Davis is a wife, mother, pastor, Christian life coach, social science researcher, and conflict resolution practioner, with over 20 years of professional experience. Her areas of research interest include gender inequality, organizational leadership, women empowerment, and family dynamics.

Dr. Davis believes there is a huge distinction between a woman’s calling, which is determined by God, and a church’s doctrine about the utilization of women, which is a cultural decision predominantly determined by men.

Dr. Davis advocates for churches of all denominations to begin having open dialogue about systemic oppression and alienation against women.  Those who show no regard for women’s callings or competency levels. Women need to be developed and commissioned to serve at the highest levels.

Dr. Davis examines the deep-rooted conflict concerning what God intended when He created Eve in the Garden of Eden. She asks poignant questions inviting women to explore how they see themselves based on God’s original plan for them.


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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

The Time We Met Book Release Blitz

Today, we have a contemporary romance novel in our book release blitz spotlight!  Check out The Time We Met and learn about author Christine Miles and her Timing is Everything series!

 

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 Timing is Everything Series, Book Three


Contemporary Romance

Date Published: June 28, 2022

 Publisher: Sealed With a Swoon Books LLC


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Will love be worth taking a huge risk?

 

Campbell Grey is getting her life back on track after escaping a difficult past. She has a job she loves, friends who have become family, and has returned to the college classroom—where she unexpectedly connects with handsome Scott, her literature professor.

 

Scott Mayhew has been alone for far too long. Though devoted to his daughter, family, and career, he’s ready to meet his match. But he never imagined a student would capture his attention—that’s not allowed. Still, the sparks he and passionate, beautiful Campbell share can’t be ignored.

 

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Last Time We Loved

Timing is Everything Series, Book 1


Can they free the past to have a future together?


First Time We Laughed

Timing is Everything Series, Book Two


Will timing be on their side for a real chance at love?


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Christine Miles loves writing and reading so much she has two degrees—one in English and one in Creative Writing.

She now calls Albuquerque, New Mexico, home.

When not writing, she enjoys reading romances with sassy heroines and swoony heroes, as well as the occasional mystery and thriller, listening to music, and binge-watching guilty-pleasure shows on Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Max.

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The War Girls Book Release Blitz

This morning, I have a historical fiction novel in our book release blitz spot!  Check out The War Girls and learn about author Julie Rowe!


Historical Fiction, WW1

Date Published: June 28, 2022

 

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During the Great War, in a German-occupied Red Cross hospital in Brussels, Belgium, there are three British nurses who will risk everything to save the lives of those in their care. These are the stories of The War Girls.

Saving the Rifleman - British Red Cross nurse Maria Hunt lives in daily fear that the German soldiers who regularly inspect her hospital will uncover her secret: she helps wounded British soldiers escape German hands.

Enticing the Spymaster - Judith Goddard is hiding in plain sight. A dual citizen with family ties to Belgian royalty and the British military, she works as a Red Cross nurse in a German hospital, learning what she can, ever fearful her true allegiance will be discovered.

Aiding the Enemy - Rose Culver is in grave danger. For months the Red Cross hospital head nurse has been aiding Allied soldiers caught behind enemy lines, helping them flee into neutral Netherlands. It's only a matter of time until she's caught.


The War Girls is composed of three previously published novellas. This is the first time they have been published in one volume.


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Chapter One


Brussels, Belgium

November, 1914



“Maria.”

Alarm rippled across Maria’s nerves, jerking her attention from the supply record book she was writing in.

Her teacher, mentor, and matron of the hospital on Rue de la Culture stood at the window, staring out at the street, her back straight and stiff.

“Rose?” Maria took a step toward her, but Rose’s voice stopped her before she could take another.

“Please take an inventory of the bandages in the closet on the second floor.” Her words were spoken with a deliberateness that should have been reassuring. It wasn’t. The other woman held herself too still, too rigid. “We’re about to have another friendly visit.”

“Germans?” Maria whispered, dread tightening its coils until she could barely breathe. “Again?”

Regular soldiers didn’t make her too uncomfortable; they appreciated the nurses who looked after their wounded countrymen, and they knew they could end up at this hospital and in her care. But the officers were another thing altogether. They looked at Maria and Rose as if the two of them were convicted criminals of the worst sort.

As if they were dirty.

Rose nodded.

“Lord preserve us.” The words slipped out before Maria could stop them. “When will this madness stop?”

Rose turned then, a rueful smile on her face. “I wish I knew. Go now and stay out of sight if you can.”

“But—”

“I’ll be fine. Dr. Geoff is still here. He’s as irritated with all these inspections as we are. They’re a constant interruption, and we have little enough time for our work as it is.”

Herman Geoff was a German doctor, but he treated Rose and even Maria with the utmost respect. His uncle was a high-ranking officer. Very high. As long as Dr. Geoff supported them, they would most likely remain safe.

If they did nothing to irritate or anger the local German troops. Something Maria feared she’d already done.

She rushed to the back stairs and climbed them quickly. Rose would be safe. The second daughter of minor gentry, she had demonstrated time and again her diplomatic skills were more than up to the task of dealing with arrogant, suspicious German officers.

Maria had none of those skills or family background.

The second floor was filled with bedrooms, now used as wards for their patients. There was also a room where the nurses slept—Rose, herself, two Belgian nurses and one German nurse who worked with them. A closet near the back stairs had been converted into a storage area for bandages and other medical supplies.

Perfect for a woman to hide in while waiting for their German visitors to leave.

She opened the door, prepared to enter…

But the closet was already occupied—by a soldier complete with pack, sidearm and rifle. The weapon wasn’t what snared Maria’s gaze and held it.

His eyes were green. A brilliant emerald green.

Her breathing stalled as she stood in the doorway and stared into those wide, pale eyes and at the blood spattered across his face and uniform.

His British uniform. In a Belgian hospital full of enemy German soldiers.

Good God.

Voices floated up the back stairs a few feet away and she opened her mouth to caution him.

Before she could utter a warning, before she could blink, his hands reached out, grabbed her, and yanked her into the closet, pulling the door closed behind her.

Fear and shock crushed her throat as she found herself pressed against the soldier’s body, one of his hands over her mouth, the other a steel band behind her back.

She couldn’t move and the closet was so dark it might as well have been a tomb. Blind and restrained, the unfamiliar scents filling her nostrils took over her senses.

Mud, blood, and man.

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Lieutenant John Bennet held the woman in his arms tightly enough to keep her from crying out, but not enough to harm her.

He’d hoped to find someone to help him, preferably a nurse, but this wasn’t how he’d anticipated meeting such a woman—staring into her frightened face then pulling her into a dark closet. He couldn’t even tell her she was in no danger from him. Any noise would likely be overheard by the men now standing on the other side of the door.

He held himself still despite the pain from his wound and the unfamiliar weight of the woman in his arms. How long had it been since he’d held anything so soft? Weeks? Months?

He sucked in a breath and the scent of evening flowers filled his head, driving out all others. His cock stirred in response to the feel of her curves along his flank. Her chest rose and fell erratically under his arm as she tried to breathe through what must be a terrifying situation.

Yet there were no tears, no sobs, or cries.

He tore his focus from the delights of her body to consider her movements for a moment. She’d stopped struggling for the most part and now stood relatively docile in his arms.

Maybe she realized how dangerous his predicament was. If she was a nurse, she might feel some sympathy toward him, some care.

Energy surfaced from some unknown well inside him, heating his muscles. He couldn’t give up hope, not now. He had to find a way out of Belgium, a way to report what he’d seen. There were more lives at risk than his, thousands more. Including the nurse in his arms.

A man was giving orders in German in the hallway, from the sound of it, only a few paces from the closet door. Orders to search the hospital for the British soldier. Orders to find and detain for questioning the second British nurse. The woman John no doubt held in his arms.

The woman now in as much danger as he.

Poor girl. It was one thing to tend wounded men in no shape to offer offensive behavior, but quite another to be taken captive in a dark closet. He was lucky she hadn’t screamed herself hoarse or fainted.

Somehow, he needed to communicate his lack of intent to harm her. He’d been told this hospital was a place of safety for British soldiers caught behind German lines. The last farmer who’d sheltered him just outside of Brussels told him the matron of this hospital could help him, had already helped many others like him. She might even be able to supply fake identity papers and an escape route out of the country.

Warm, soft, and sweet-smelling, the woman in his arms could be the key to his survival. And what he knew was the key to Britain’s defense.

His spine solidified, transforming into steel.

She didn’t know it, but he was prepared to kill to protect her.

 

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Retired medical lab technologist, Julie Rowe writes stories that plunge you directly into chaos and adrenaline from the first page & don’t let up until the end.


Praise for Julie Rowe

“Read Julie and you get it all, the suspense, steaming chemistry and a story that doesn't let you put it down." - Ayekah, Goodreads

“I love this authors writing style. She writes balls to wall, edge of your seat, page turning thrillers." - Cindy, Goodreads

"This is one of the best books I've read this year because of the complex and dramatic life and death storyline and the sizzling sexual chemistry." -Diane, Goodreads


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Lead Your Team Toward a Better World Book Spotlight & Giveaway

This morning, I have a leadership and management book to share!  Check out Lead Your Team Toward a Better World, learn about author Drs. Lies Wouters, read an excerpt from the book & be sure to enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.



Management book / Leadership / Psychology

Date Published: May 10, 2022

Publisher:  Serapis Bey Publishing


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Drs Lies Wouters, international organizational psychologist, advisor, trainer and team coach, based in the Netherlands, introduces her unique Metaphor Map and Metaphor Model of Psychological Safety in this, her first book published in English. She shines a new light on how all leaders across the world can use specific learnt skills to create teams where people thrive, when they understand that it is up to them to create the circumstances where people feel motivated, have fun and grow. She explains the neurobiology of our behaviour and its impact on performance, collaboration, creativity, happiness, productivity and so much more. Backed by relevant science, comprehensive research, real life examples and practical exercises this book takes you step by step through the underlying processes in your brain and body to develop the skills that ensure high performance. She reveals the significance of applying these skills in the world and how we can all play an important role in making this world better, where not only teams, but everyone can thrive.

 

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How to Create a Psychologically Safe Team Where People Thrive


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This book is for leaders, either functional or disciplinary, who understand that they play an important role in the lives of their team members. Leaders who understand that it is up to them to create the circumstances where people feel motivated, have fun and grow. Leaders who are willing to learn how they can create these circumstances. Leaders who understand that it requires certain specific skills, which they may already have and other skills they need to develop. Leaders who are brave enough to reflect on where they are when it comes to those skills and who are willing to invest time, and maybe even money, in building them further. Are you that leader and can you accept help with how to achieve this? If so, keep reading.

You live and lead in turbulent times. While much is expected from you, the world you and your team live in is challenging to say the least. Worldly issues, such as: health; freedom; peace; equality; the environment; and sustainability, are all painfully present in our lives. Whether it is by direct impact, from family members or friends being impacted, or from the media bombarding you with messages that you are under threat. On top of all of these worldly issues, there are also the more personal ones happening that influence you and your colleagues.

In this book I explain how all these aspects impact your brain and because of that they also impact your performance, your collaboration, your creativity, your happiness and so much more. I explain how you can deal with these circumstances and what you can do to help yourself and the members in your team. This book provides you with concrete tips on how to have personal conversations with your team members that will impact their sense of safety and as a result, their motivation. I explain ways to have conversations with the team as a whole and how you can help them support each other. You will find both theory about which steps you have to take and which skills you will need. You will also find exercises that can help you build these skills. I share many examples from leaders who have been in my coaching and training sessions so you get an idea of what this theory looks like in real work environments.

After explaining the background of these steps, you will find the Psychological Safety Metaphor in Chapter 2, which you can use in conversations with your team. The metaphor has been used by hundreds of leaders who say it lowers the barrier for them and for their team members to have this conversation. Also, it helps the team members articulate where they are and what they need. In Chapter 3 and 4 we zoom into the science supporting these steps. You can read about the underlying processes in your brain and body that are supported by studies completed with functional MRIs and studies which test peoples’ saliva to understand what happens in the neurobiology. Also, the behaviour and the effects of this behaviour has been studied in psychology and I share the results of many studies that prove the connection between these steps and high performance. For each of the steps there is a separate chapter that digs deeper into that step. Each chapter offers more information, more examples and specific exercises about how to develop that skill. At the end of the book, you will find a chapter about how to use this skill in team workshops and a chapter about using the steps in coaching skills. I close with a chapter about the impact of these steps on the world and how we all play an important part in making this world better and more beautiful. Feel free to pick and choose the chapters that you find the most interesting and relevant for your own development.

Developing these skills will have a major impact on your life and on the lives of the people in your team. I want to say a big thank you also, to you for picking up this book. You reading this means that you take your leadership role seriously and you are ready to develop these skills. Whenever you reach to a place where you feel discouraged, as we all do sometimes, I invite you to reread Chapter 5, which contains practical exercises to support you when the going gets though.

Thank you for doing the work. I wish you a pleasant and inspiring learning journey with this book!


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Drs. Lies Wouters is an international positive psychology expert, work and organizational psychologist, advisor, trainer and team coach, based in the Netherlands. In addition to the comprehensive research, she has conducted about happiness and resilience, she assists organizations in the areas of: mental health; optimal functioning; motivation; and positive communication. Her mission is to contribute to reducing the number of burnouts in the Netherlands by helping to make people within organizations healthier and happier; and ensuring that they thrive in psychologically safe team environments. In 2018, she published her first book in Dutch, Hoe Dan (So Then How) together with a businesswoman who wrote about how she overcame life’s struggles. In their book, Lies responds to her explaining the psychological theories of what helped and why.

 

Lies is the founder of her own international business, OMG! which stands for tailor-made leadership and specializes in providing leadership training and coaching. For more than ten years, Lies and her team of fellow experts have been facilitating online and onsite leaders and professionals with business related workshops. Their work is underpinned by their professional knowledge that each individual is unique and each organization is unique. Thus, they only deliver custom work.

 

Lies is PhD student at the Open University in the Netherlands where she is researching the topic of psychological safety. The title “Drs” stands for doctorandus which is Latin for he/she/they who should become a doctor. Her first article about psychological safety will be published in the spring of 2022. When Lies is not pursuing her professional career and helping other people to thrive at work, she loves to spend time with her husband and two children. She enjoys being outside in nature at all times of the year. She also loves dancing and enjoying good, healthy food with family and friends.


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