Tuesday, April 23, 2019

VIVI'S LEADING MAN Book Blas


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Emily will be awarding two prizes each containing ebooks Mist and Smoke, the first two books in the Smoky Blues series, to randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.
EXES AND OHS

The marriage was one of convenience. She had status and he had money. But... there was something there, and both of them felt it. After three years of him working long hours and her spending too much time at the Durango Street Theatre, Miguel Abonce and Vivienne Heiser called it quits. One year later, they are forced to work together to save or sell the theater. In the process they discover things they never knew about each other and they learn there's more between them than burning up the sheets. They might really love each other after all.
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Read an Excerpt

He should pull away. Instead, tightened his hold while he plundered her sweetness. They clung together for long moments, their moans the only sound in his ears. When he pulled back, he looked into her eyes, dimly lit by the streetlights and a waxing moon in the night sky. “Well,” he murmured softly as he took in her swollen lips and her glazed expression. “Was it as good as it used to be?”

His question seemed to snap her out of her trance. “Yep. Best empty, meaningless kiss I’ve ever had.” Her words were biting, but her expression screamed sad. She pulled back and he let her go, even though every muscle in his body was dying to hold onto her.

She got into the Beamer and in typical Vivienne fashion pulled out of the parking lot a little too fast. He watched her go, his fingers pressed to his lips. It stung more than he cared to admit that she thought what he craved was empty and meaningless.

It had never felt that way to him.

About the Author:
The author of over thirty romance novels, Emily Mims combined her writing career with a career in public education until leaving the classroom to write full time. The mother of two sons, she and her husband split their time between central Texas, eastern Tennessee, and Georgia visiting their kids and grandchildren. For relaxation Emily plays the piano, organ, dulcimer, and ukulele for two different performing groups, and even sings a little. She says, “I love to write romances because I believe in them. Romance happened to me and it can happen to any woman—if she’ll just let it.”

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Monday, April 22, 2019

THE AMERICAN CRUSADE

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Mark Spivak will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.
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About the Book:
A power-hungry vice president, a bad batch of shady intelligence, and a sinister plot to destroy Western civilization.
Just another day in America.

On May 1, 2001, a group of radical Islamic terrorists crash a Boeing 737 jet airliner into the Mall of America—and Vice President Robert Hornsby knows his moment is coming.

The attack kills three thousand American citizens and throws an entire nation into a panic, but all Hornsby sees is an opportunity, a chance to imprint his fanatical values on the soul of the country he loves and become the most powerful vice president in American history.

With the aid of his affable but ineffectual president; the reluctant, conscience-stricken secretary of defense; and a preening, foppish faith leader with more than a few skeletons in his closet; Hornsby declares war on terror—and anyone who stands in his way. But as media scrutiny of the administration’s actions overseas intensifies, Hornby’s one-man campaign against evil begins to unravel—with striking parallels to the thirteenth century’s doomed Fourth Crusade—and sends the nation spiraling toward another deadly tragedy.

The American Crusade paints a grim and often cynical picture of America’s recent past, reflecting the attitudes, politics, and fears that shaped our nation in the new millennium. By sampling the contemporaneous French text on the Fourth Crusade, On the Conquest of Constantinople, author Mark Spivak reminds us of that ever-vital adage: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Fans of The Castle by Jack Pinter, The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson, House of Cards by Michael Dobbs, The Whistler by John Grisham, and the Aaron Sorkin–penned TV drama The West Wing will love this book.

Read an Excerpt

To President George Cane, the assembled group represented “the full force and moral authority of the United States of America.”

To the Reverend Sanford J. Bayer, head of the White House Office of Faith and Reconciliation (known internally as the Woofers), they symbolized “the lawful arm of God’s righteous Kingdom … preparing to strike at the heart of our enemy.”

To Salman Al-Akbar, leader of the worldwide terrorist organization Husam al Din and the reason the dignitaries were gathered at this press conference, they were “the cancerous core of modern civilization, bleeding like an ulcer that must be removed.”

They included the heads of both houses of Congress, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Directors of the FBI and CIA, most of the Cabinet, and the Chief Justice of the United States.

And to the Vice President, who had assembled this improbable group, they were the usual suspects.

About the Author:
In the realm of non-fiction, award-winning author Mark Spivak focuses on wine, spirits, food, restaurants and culinary travel. His first book, Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History, was published by Lyons Press in 2012. He followed this with Moonshine Nation (Lyons Press, 2014), hailed as the definitive book on illegal corn whiskey in America. From 1994-1999 he was the wine writer for the Palm Beach Post, and was honored for excellence in wine criticism “in a graceful and approachable style.” Since 2001 he has been the Wine & Spirits Editor for the Palm Beach Media Group, and contributes to a number of national magazines. He is also the holder of the Certificate and Advanced Diplomas from the Court of Master Sommeliers.


Mark’s first novel, Friend of the Devil, was published by Black Opal Books in May 2016. Set in Palm Beach in 1990, it tells the story of America’s most famous chef, who has sold his soul to the Devil for fame and fortune. 


Mark also has an endless fascination with the American political system and is an avid follower of Washington politics. His second novel, The American Crusade (a gripping political thriller set during the invasion of Iraq, which dips into the shadowy world of government conspiracy and political sabotage), will be released by TCK Publishing on April 4. He is currently at work on Impeachment, the sequel to The American Crusade.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

SOUL DARK: CHOSEN Book Blast


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About the Book:
War is coming between Lukas’ Goddess and an ancient Demon Lord. But the death of his parents shakes his faith, and with the loss of his remaining family it is shattered. Blinded by rage, Lukas turns away from his friends and trains under a deceptive, yet formidable master to hone his magic and prevent the demon’s final objective--obliteration of all life on earth.

War begins! A forged weapon, Lukas rejoins his friends and sets after the Demon King. From a hidden crypt, where evil lies waiting, to the Iowa countryside, they battle to prevent the end of all they know. Lukas must overcome his doubts and allow the Light to work through him--to defeat both the foe of his Goddess and a new more familiar one.

Soul Dark: Chosen is a coming of age tale in the modern-day world when a war between ancient deities and demons culminates in a winner-takes-all battle that could determine the fate of all mankind.

Read an Excerpt A sudden wind gust whipped through the curtains of every room of the house, driving hundreds of crystalline and metallic wind-chimes to clink and clatter against one another. A biting cold raced through the home, carrying with it the foul scent of carrion and whispers too faint for human ears. Grandma Helen’s senses, however, honed over a lifetime of practice, not only heard, but as Lukas also listened from afar, he suspected she understood the ancient tongue of demon kind.

Fearless as a warrior, a true master of her craft, she whipped off her glasses and tossed them aside, revealing her milky-white blind eyes, as she stood straight up, raising Faileas clenched in the tight fist of her tattooed arm. As she did so, the table and chairs shot halfway across the kitchen. Faileas changed; an owl head adorned the top and a dragon head grew from the bottom.

Helen’s voice rang out like a thunder that dwarfed even the storm still raging outside. “To thee—uninvited. Dost, thou, I command. Get thee gone! Depart this world! Flee thee, back to the nether dark!”

The wind rose to an angry howl, bringing with it a growl that rattled the house from end to end and preceded a wave of unfathomable hatred and rage. It was a tangible darkness, just shy of a solid form. Lukas could even feel it in the family car, still ten or more miles distant from the farm. Beyond the walls, the storm which had reached its peak strength, became an unleashed titan—horizontal rain slammed against the side of the dwelling, peeling away layers of paint, followed by sheets of hail, which chipped half the windows—beneath a wild sky, aglow with lighting and darkened by swirling, towering clouds that stretched high into the tumultuous heavens.

Grandma Helen, undeterred, however, faced her hidden foe and spoke again in a voice no longer her own, calling out on a most ancient deity, through whom your family’s powers derived. “I am She! The Mother! The Sister! Goddess of the night and the light of day! Begone, ye, filth of shadow, carrier of scorn! Exit from this world! Lest I unleash my fettered hand! Take thy thought and thy form back to the dark whence thou hast come! I commandeth thee! Get thee gone!” Upon ending her words, the top half of the ashen staff ignited in a white light that burned with the heat of the sun, the bottom half darkened and brought a biting chill to the kitchen. It was so bright and dark both that even Edward, who lacked the fey gifts, could see and feel all that took place.

Her unleashed power was so great that all wind ceased with a mighty thunderclap inside and outside the house, and light blossomed throughout the home, from mystic sources unknown, as the unnamed thing of gloom recoiled, scattering its lesser minions before its retreat like sparks from an open flame.

After sliding the table back to its usual spot, Grandpa Edward, who wielded no such abilities and who had stood back, as his wife had taught him so many years before, rested both hands on her shoulders, offering all the love and strength he could muster as he helped her back into her chair. Though he had no magical gifts, their love was such that their relationship, that everything and all of him was hers.

Grandma Helen slumped over in her chair, physically and psychically exhausted. She rested Faileas back atop the table where it once again resembled an ordinary, though beautiful Bo staff. “Windows,” she whispered after a few moments of recovery.

Edward hurried away to shut them against the weather and to draw the curtains against the once again normal dark of night. Within minutes he returned to her, refilling her tea and pouring everything that made him Edward into her, as a selfless gift to the one he loved above all others and all else. Recognizing her momentary weakness, he worried for her, knowing she would not.

About the Author: E. L. Reedy was born and raised in Iowa, where he devoured tomes of fantasy, sci-fi, and young adult novels as a child. In his free time, he is an avid gamer (D&D and Pathfinder). He has traveled the world as a soldier in the U.S. Army, and now lives in Iowa, where with his writing partner, he continues to pen works in the realms of Fantasy and Horror in the Young Adult Universe.

A. M. Wade was born the only girl in a family with five boys, she readily escaped into fantasy, sci-fi, and other fiction novels. Having traveled through most of the US, she enjoys using scenery and characteristics of the different states in the story adventures she created for the little ones in her family. Now, she writes sci-fi, fantasy and horror with a lifelong co-conspirator.

Together: Having lost many friends, associates, and even children from our home town over the years to suicide, they wrote their first novel, Upon Broken Wings. Told from the point-of-view of a young witness, the story teaches that suicide is not an end to suffering, but rather the beginning of unimaginable pain for those left behind and that there is always hope if we choose the path of life.

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  BuyLink for Soul Dark: Rising:

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