Monday, August 3, 2020

Savoring the World Book Blitz

This morning, I have a world travel memoir in our book spotlight!  Check out Savoring the World & learn about author Michael Meyer in this book feature!


 
World Travel Memoir
Date Published: July 17, 2020
Publisher: Pacific Books

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About the Book

I am an avid world traveler. I have lived in a variety of international locations, and I have both studied abroad and taught abroad. I have backpacked, camped out, stayed at youth hostels, and now, in my senior years, I have stayed in topnotch hotels and resorts. I have flown standby, and I have flown first class. I have hitchhiked, and I have taken public transportation, slow trains, fast trains, boats, and ships. I cherish my memories. They are solid, like granite, and they remind me of what I have been through and of how they have made me into a better person. World travel has taken me out of my comfort zone, has freed me from ever living a cocoon like life, has taught me to reach for the stars, and has provided me with an education that far surpasses any level that I could have achieved in any other way.

“Thank you, world!” I can shout from the greatest heights and from the lowest depths, from Germany’s Zugspitze to California’s Death Valley. I’ve been in the burning sands of Saudi Arabia, and I have been in the Arctic freeze of Lapland in Finland. I’ve been there and I am a better person for it.

Everything and everybody in this book is factual. All details are true to life. This is exactly how it all happened. It is as if yesterday is today, and, in a way, that’s the way it really is. These glimpses of my world journeys are poignant, funny, comical, inspiring, and sometimes frightening, but one thing is for certain: every word details precisely and truthfully how it all happened.


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At the time of writing this, my world has been reduced from billions of people of quite varying cultures, religions, and ways of viewing the world to one human, Kitty, and two adorable rescue cats, Coco, who was recently diagnosed with diabetes and whose treatment has been a real challenge, and Pom Pom, his three-legged brother who lost a leg to a sarcoma eight years ago. My life at home has its challenges, but then whose doesn’t? What I can say, and I say it loudly, shouting it out at the top of my lungs for all to hear, is that I am a very lucky man. I am fortunate. I have a wonderful family in Kitty, Coco, and Pom Pom, and I have all the wonderful, life-changing memories I have made from savoring the world in my many travels abroad. In fact, I would have to say that I am about the luckiest person alive – not just because I have made such a wide variety of rich memories, but, most important of all, because I can still recollect and relive them in such vivid detail.

I sincerely hope to travel again, but only time will tell. But no matter what, the many travels abroad that I have had will be relived over and over in my mind, bringing love, happiness, and hope to me in a world that desperately needs all three.

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About the Author

Michael Meyer is the author of mysteries, thrillers, humorous fiction, and non-fiction: Love and romance, laughter and tears, thrills and fears. As a recent retiree from a forty-year career as a professor of writing, he now lives in Southern California wine country with his wife, Kitty, and their two adorable rescue cats.

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The Art of Short Story and Novella Writing Book Blitz and Giveaway

This morning, I am joining the book blitz for The Art of Short Story and Novella Writing by Kim Knight.  We recently featured her 365 Days of Writing Prompts for Romance Writers--and today, we are sharing her book for short story and novella writers!  Check out the self help book for writers, learn about the author & enter the book blitz giveaway at the end of this post.

The Art of Short Story and Novella Writing 
Savvy Writer’s Book #2 
By Kim Knight 
Genre: Self-Help, Writing, Nonfiction 

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About the Book

Compared to novel writing, short stories and novellas need special and different skills that every writer should master. Readers love shorter stories! From Kim Knight, the award-winning and number #1 best-selling author of 365 Days of Writing Prompts for Romance writers, The Art of Short Story and Novella Writing writer’s reference is perfect for both seasoned and aspiring writers of all genres. The Art of Short Story and Novella Writing will help you perfect, sharpen, and increase your skills and abilities when writing engaging shorter stories, novellas, or novelettes for both stand-alone and series stories. With detailed and practical steps, the sole aim of this guide is to help writers confidently write within a high demand and well-paid market. With easy-to-engage-with chapters, discover the practical art of short story and novella writing. The Art of Short Story and Novella Writing includes practical exercises to help you master the skills to write your next series of stories: 

•Story-telling styles for short stories: how and why it should differentiate from novel writing. 

•Character development with limited word count. 

•Strengthening themes and plots with limited word count. 

•Where and how to start a shorter story to capture reader’s attention. 

•Creating compelling stories with peaks and satisfying endings for readers, with a small word count. 

•Learn about the market, paid writing contests, and where to submit shorter stories. 

Each chapter has a dedicated writing space for every practical exercise, and for plotting your ideas and characters. Writing compelling shorter stories with meaning, and well developed characters is not easy! But, with The Art of Short Story and Novella Writing, you will ramp up your skills set and become a master of the technique. Note: the paperback will allow writers to make notes, carry out the exercises, and throw away the hundreds of notepads us writers have sitting around. 

Available in e-book ( $2.99) and paperback ($5.99) , audio version on its way!



Romance writer?  Check out Knight's 365 Days of Writing Prompts for Romance Writers!

About the Author


Kim was born in 1983 and from London in the UK. She's a mother to a beautiful little boy, and a proud award-winning author (awarded Best Romance 2017 for A Stranger in France), and #1 Best-Selling Author (365 Days of Writing Prompts for Romance Writers). She's also a contribution writer at Aspiring Authors Magazine LLC. Kim started her journey as a traditionally published author and later dived into self-publishing also.

As a reader she's head over heels in love with romance, historical fiction, crime fiction, African- American, suspense and thriller genre books. As a writer, Kim enjoys creating stories with a diverse and multi-cultural line up, within the romance, romantic suspense and general thriller and crime genres. When she's not reading, or writing stories of her own her other passions include practising her French, astrology, fashion, make-up artistry, drawing, spending time at her sewing machine dressmaking, watching make -up and beauty tutorials on YouTube, letter writing and being a mum.


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The Aria of Galvanize Book Spotlight & Book Tour Giveaway

This morning, I have a science fiction novel in our book spotlight. Check out dystopian novel The Aria of Galvanize, learn about author Wilder Page--and be sure to enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.


Post-Apocalyptic / Sci-Fi / Dystopian

Date Published: July 3, 2020

Publisher: Skyland Press

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Incarnate Number Seven, a cybernetically enhanced young woman with no memories and only a basic operating system, awakens to a devastated world painted in blood, desperation, and genocide. Guided only by a moody artificial intelligence program and scattered digital memories into the past, Seven must traverse the perilous Gateway region, fighting past its savage inhabitants and monsters to learn who she was and what happened to her world. Maybe, if she’s lucky, she’ll even save what’s left of humanity in the process… 

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About the Author

Wilder Page loves science fiction, cyberpunk, dystopian, and post-apocalyptic worlds. Especially those with stories where the personal stakes are high, and the costs of failure are very real. But he also believes in the triumph of the human spirit, and whether the future will be grim or bright, well… that’s a choice each of us has to make for ourselves. When Wilder’s not writing or daydreaming he spends the rest of his time running, traveling with his wife and best friend, or playing video games with his two amazing little kiddos!

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Twitter: wilder_page

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Shadow Ops Series Spotlight & Book Tour Giveaway

This morning, I have a gay, military romance series in our book spotlight.  Check out the books of the Shadow Ops series, learn about the author & enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

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Shadow Ops: Charlie
by Sarah Luddington
Genre: M/M Gay Military Romance

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About the Book

Workplace bullying can cripple the best of people, but for a soldier, it can be the difference between life and death.

Nick Wilde, an embattled SAS soldier, finds Gabriel Cabrera, a former US Ranger, hanging by his wrists in a terrorist camp in Myanmar.

Their first battle is surviving the jungle when they are abandoned by Nick’s homophobic commanding officer and his team.

Their second battle is to survive Jupiter Section. The blackest of black ops US organisations. The small UK covert group Unit Twelve use the skill and bond of both men to fight and try to bring down Jupiter Section and save both the US and UK governments.

The final battle is how the men survive the aftermath of this conflict and learn to live with the terrible consequences.

An MM military romance with tough men who are broken and reformed by their experiences. Only love can draw them into the future they both crave – a future of peace.

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Ultimate Sanction
Shadow Ops: Bravo 

About the Book

Mac, a 42 year old veteran of the SAS, is in the Democratic Republic of the Congo learning to live without his closest friend Jacob Hayes after being forced into ‘retirement’.

However, a spat with an African warlord brings the SAS, British Military Intelligence and Jacob back into his life.

Mac soon discovers his enemies are more dangerous than he ever considered possible. While Mac, Jacob and Unit 12, the elite arm of British Military Intelligence, strive to prevent North Korea gaining a WMD of terrifying proportions. They also fall deeper into a global conspiracy set to disrupt the delicate balance of power in the world.

During their battles, Jacob forces Mac to confront the one truth he finds too hard to face alone. Mac’s sexuality is long denied, hidden in the dark by his brutal father before he ever had the chance to understand it. Is Special Forces operative Jacob strong enough to fight for the heart of the man he’s always loved?

This is a military gay romance with, off-screen torture (not BDSM) a high death count and a lot of action. It can be read as a stand-alone.

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Fortune's Soldier
Shadow Ops: Alpha 

About the Book

Fortune is a fickle bastard for a soldier, Luke Sinclair knows that more than most.

As a Special Forces Operative he finished his career with an elite British black ops department in Military Intelligence. As tough as it had been, Luke loved his job and his partner, Sam Locke. Sam had once been a US Navy SEAL.

Being a mercenary gives Luke freedom of movement even if he cannot escape his memories.

When their world fell apart, Luke thought he would never see Sam again, until they are recalled to London and sent to Syria. They must transport the one person able to finish tearing them apart. A terrorist who destroyed their lives. Luke and Sam fight to save the world from imminent destruction and fight just as hard for each other.

From the deserts of Syria the men chase a nuclear bomb and weaponised virus through Armenia and into Russia, finding so much more than revenge on the way.

This is a military gay romance with a high death count, torture (not BDSM), and a lot of action.

**Only .99 cents!**


About the Author


Sarah Luddington is the author of historical gay romance and contemporary gay romance. She is a gay rights activist, holds three martial arts black belts, a degree in Medieval History and far too many dogs. She lives on a mountain in Spain and in her spare time writes and reads LGBT fiction.

Come and visit her website or Facebook for more information. She always welcomes contact with her readers.

Many thanks.


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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Sacrifices Book Blitz and Book Tour Giveaway

Today, we are joining the book blitz for Sacrifices by Kim Knight!  Check out the book, learn about the author & enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

Sacrifices 
by Kim Knight 
Genre: Historical Romantic Suspense 

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About the Book

Sacrifices is a riveting romantic story with historical and suspenseful elements set in the 1960s Jazz scene and the present day.

Jane O’Sullivan, a sultry twenty-seven-year-old singer, starts a torrid, forbidden affair during the 1960s jazz scene in London. Working hard, she makes a name for herself. She’s a woman with dreams, hopes, and a burning desire to leave Europe behind and travel to New Orleans with her lover, Louis.

Louis Simpson, a charming twenty-nine-year-old musician from Jackson, Mississippi, is on tour with his band in London. Back home, the height of the civil rights movement plays out in the USA. Driven by ambition, a forbidden love, and a desire to turn his life around, he pushes forward, living his dream.

Once their paths cross, a twist of fate crushes Jane’s world, forcing her to make a life-changing decision that impacts both her and Louis. This historical love story spans across the Atlantic and roams through Europe with love, loss, and broken promises.

Twenty-five years later, when Jane and Louis’ paths cross on a Greek island, will the helping hand of fate bring them together, or rip them apart, once more? 

**On pre-sale now on Amazon for only .99 cents until August 31st, then price goes up to $4.99!!** 


About the Author


Kim was born in 1983 and from London in the UK. She's a mother to a beautiful little boy, and a proud award-winning author (awarded Best Romance 2017 for A Stranger in France), and #1 Best-Selling Author (365 Days of Writing Prompts for Romance Writers). She's also a contribution writer at Aspiring Authors Magazine LLC. Kim started her journey as a traditionally published author and later dived into self-publishing also.

As a reader she's head over heels in love with romance, historical fiction, crime fiction, African- American, suspense and thriller genre books. As a writer, Kim enjoys creating stories with a diverse and multi-cultural line up, within the romance, romantic suspense and general thriller and crime genres. When she's not reading, or writing stories of her own her other passions include practising her French, astrology, fashion, make-up artistry, drawing, spending time at her sewing machine dressmaking, watching make -up and beauty tutorials on YouTube, letter writing and being a mum.


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Behind the Veil & Birth of the Sand Viper Freebie Blitz

Today, I am sharing the Freebie Blitz sale for Behind the Veil and Birth of the Sand Viper! Check out the books, learn about the author author & pick the books up free during the book sale!

Behind the Veil: Beauty and the Daemon 
Torrid Tales Book 1 
by LaSasha Flame 
Genre: Fairy Tale Retelling, Fantasy Romance 

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Discover A Scorching New World Of Immortals In Lasasha Flame’s Tale Behind The Veil: Beauty And The Daemon! A Short Story In The Dark Immortal Flames Series.

A reimagined Beauty and the Beast Tale.

Zahak the former Daemon Prince of Sheol is obsessed with a human woman he is not supposed to have but just can't let go.

He is the lesser of two evils but evil nonetheless. Ashamed of what he is, Zahak hides behind a skull mask and centuries of walls he erected to hide from his own truth.

After all, who could love a monster like him? Certainly not a Beauty named Petra

LaSasha Flame’s Torrid Tales is a 5 book collection put together by Pebbles Lacasse, Jennifer Johnson, Dawn Sumner, Cate Mckoy, and of course LaSasha Flame. We each took a classic fairytale of our choosing and gave its a sexy new upgrade! 

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Birth of the Sand Viper: Origins of Jafar 
by LaSasha Flame 
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Paranormal Romance 

About the Book

Discover A Scorching New World Of Immortals In LaSasha Flame’s Tale Birth of the Sand Viper: Origins of Jafar! A Short Story In The Dark Immortal Flames Series.

In Your Fairytale He Is The Villain.

But
Once Upon A Time Jafar Had A Heart And Humble Dreams.

Until A Queen Of The Dark Lord, Convinced The Sultan Of Agrabah To Embrace His Darkest Desires.

So Jafar Became Something Else…
Something Darker!

Find Out How Jafar Became The Ultimate Bad Boy!


As A Fan Of The Fairy Tale Retellings, LaSasha Is Very Excited To Announce This Short Story!

LaSasha Has A Paranormal Romance Thirteen Book Series In The Works And One Of Those Stories Will Be A Retelling Of Aladdin With A Naughty Twist. This Short Story Will Serve As A Prequel To Book Two In The Series.

One Click To Find Out What Happened To Make Jafar The Ultimate Bad Boy!

14k Word Count 

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About the Author

I'm a young author from Chicago, I'm hoping to bring some new heat and sizzle to the romance genre.

My favorite genres are paranormal and dark romance. I love reading a good book but I'm so busy in life that I only get to enjoy audio books. Its the only way I can get lost in a good book nowadays. And you know what? I half prefer an audio book over print any day! I have a long standing membership at Audible.com and I plan to publish audio books for busy bookworms like myself! Yay!

My love of writing started when a friend of mine encouraged me to write a short story and just see what happens. Turns out I had a knack for writing because everyone loved my short stories. From then on I have worked on improving my craft. Growing from flash fictions to novellas. I am really looking forward to sharing all the twisty goodness I have planned!

Thank you & Much love and Sizzle!
LaSasha Flame O X O X 



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