Sunday, 21 July 2019

~*COMING SOON & GIVEAWAY*~ Until We Sleep Out Last Sleep by Emily Skinner





Until We Sleep Our Last Sleep


The Diary of Emily Millikan Blair


Genre: Historical Women's Nonfiction


Blurb


Emily Millikan Blair was a descendant of North Carolina’s Millikan and Blair
families who have a history of saving patriots during the Revolutionary War and
supporting the abolitionist movement of the Civil War, though you wouldn’t know
it from this diary.
Instead, her devotion to her husband John Addison Blair, her Quaker church
Springfield Friends, New Garden Boarding School which later becomes Guilford
College and God figure most prominently.
As a whole, the diary feels like an anthropological look at Quaker womanhood,
but isn’t. Emily doesn’t cook or bake, wash, clean or raise her children as most
women in her community. She requires lots of help and she writes about it as a
form of therapy.
The redundancies of her plain speak in 1889 evolve with modern times as we
enter 1920. She speaks of her daughters most often as Mrs. Dougan Moffitt,
Mrs. Arthur Lee Stilwell or later Mrs. J.W. Peace versus their given name. Her
sons are mentioned frequently by their full name Fred C. Blair and Jesse C.
Blair. As Emily matures, her children and grandchildren are mentioned in a
slightly less formal manner. However, it is evident that she is writing for future
readers. Providing an historical record of who she and her family are in their
community of Randolph County, N.C.
What is unsaid is the mystery we seek answers to. She doesn’t mention that she
and John A. Blair were courting during the Civil War, but the facts are evident
where she mentions being a student at New Garden Boarding School in 1864
and their marriage record in 1864. She also doesn’t provide details as to
whether she became disabled or was born such.
The diary is exact and unedited. These are her words, as she wrote them. She
was a farmer’s wife and though disabled, she gave birth to five children. She
writes honestly about her physical challenges and depression in plain Quaker
speak. She shares daily gratitude to God for each day she is permitted to live
and records deaths as a devotional practice.
Her message of daily self-encouragement and appreciation are timeless.


Index of 680 North Carolina Family and Friends Included
Instead, her devotion to her husband John Addison Blair, her Quaker church
Springfield Friends, New Garden Boarding School which later becomes Guilford
College and God figure most prominently.
As a whole, the diary feels like an anthropological look at Quaker womanhood,
but isn’t. Emily doesn’t cook or bake, wash, clean or raise her children as most
women in her community. She requires lots of help and she writes about it as a
form of therapy.

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Excerpt


7thmonth 17th 1889

When I reflect that another whole year of suffering has past, notwithstanding I am still unable to get about only in my wheel chair & have not been able to sit up an half a day at a time, in this length of time. Yet as I have been spared to keep my dear little family together whilst there has been many little ones left Motherless, my soul cries out again and again what shall I render unto my God for all his benefits to me.

7thmonth 18th 1889

Unto thee oh Lord do I lift up my soul, I thank Thee for even strength sufficient to use my pen. For there has been months at a time since my afflicted days, that I could not do this, no matter how great the desire to do so.

7thmonth 19th 1889

I desire to be thankful for all my blessings. This day I have enjoyed the company of my own dear aged Mother. For which I rejoice.

7thmonth 20th 1889

My mind has been deeply inpressed this morning by reading a letter printed in a Tract form, written by Elizabeth Webb to Anthony William Boehm. She sailed from Bristol to America in the 9th month of 1697 with her companion Mary Rogers.



AUTHOR BIO



Emily Skinner, Author




Emily W. Skinner is the author of Hollywood romantic suspense series "Marquel"
and young adult paranormal series "St. Blair: Children of the Night."
Both series are named for her two daughters.
When Emily isn't working her day job as a marketing consultant or writing novels,
she enjoys screenwriting and producing short films with her daughters.

Author Web & Social Media links:


www.emilyskinnerbooks.com
Facebook.com/emilyskinnerbooks
Instagram.com/emilyauthor
Twitter.com/emilyauthor
Thefilmmom.blogspot.com https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6982753.Emily_W_Skinner


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~*BLOG TOUR*~ Eight Minutes, Thirty-Two Seconds by Peter Adam Salomon


Eight Minutes, Thirty-Two Seconds
by Peter Adam Salomon
Genre: YA SciFi Thriller

Over eight billion people died when the world ended.

Two survived.

L and M don’t know why they’re alive. They don’t remember what happened. Addicted to a drug that kills them for eight minutes and thirty-two seconds, they risk the end of humanity in order to learn the truth.





Peter Adam Salomon is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Horror Writers Association, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, the Science Fiction Poetry Association, the International Thriller Writers, and The Authors Guild.


His debut novel, HENRY FRANKS, was published by Flux in 2012. His second novel, ALL THOSE BROKEN ANGELS, published by Flux in 2014, was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Young Adult fiction. Both novels have been named a 'Book All Young Georgians Should Read' by The Georgia Center for The Book.

His short fiction has appeared in the Demonic Visions series among other anthologies, and he was the featured author for Gothic Blue Book III: The Graveyard Edition. He was also selected as one of the Gentlemen of Horror for 2014. 

His poem 'Electricity and Language and Me' appeared on BBC Radio 6 performed by The Radiophonic Workshop. Eldritch Press published his first collection of poetry, PseudoPsalms: Prophets (nominated for the Elgin Award), and his second and third poetry collections, PseudoPsalms: Saints v. Sinners and PseudoPsalms: Sodom (nominated for the Elgin Award), were published by Bizarro Pulp Press. In addition, he was the Editor for the first books of poetry released by the Horror Writers Association: Horror Poetry Showcase Volumes I and II.

He founded both National Dark Poetry Day (Oct. 7) and the annual international Horror Poetry Showcase for the Horror Writers Association.





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~*BLOG TOUR*~ Prince of Sin by Cass Ford


Prince of Sin
by Cass Ford
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

When a savvy gossip vlogger and porn’s most renowned bad boy fall in lust, they must decide if they’ll follow passion into dangerous territory.
When savvy gossip vlogger Morgan Sidney gets assigned the breakup of porn’s most illustrious couple, she strikes a deal with her boss—if she scores an exclusive, she’ll get promoted. So when the famous and flirtatious Prince of Sin offers to fulfill her three wildest sex fantasies, Morgan must decide whether she’ll keep things professional or surrender and explore her sensual side.


As someone who despises the media, why is Chase Prince spending time with a reporter? Clearly, he’s intrigued. But can a scorched sinner—and the biggest smut star around—let a fierce civilian enter his domain?

Prince of Sin takes readers beyond Tinseltown’s glossy Hollywood Hills to Silicone Valley—for a behind-the-scenes look at a sometimes bleak, always risqué world.




Cass Ford began creating smoldering male protagonists when she was five years old and convinced her aunt that she had a hot and heavy kindergarten boyfriend. In grade school, she penned tales on her parents' typewriter and by middle school sold her own love and gossip magazines to friends. As a preteen at sleepover camp, Cass often told playful, steamy bedtime stories to her bunkmates.


After earning her Bachelor of Journalism degree and several TV/film certificates, Cass continued to hone her passion for storytelling as a television development producer. Born and raised in Canada, she now resides in California.





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~*BLOG TOUR*~ Birth of the Sand Viper by LaSasha Flame


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

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 THE MAIN BOOK IN THE SERIES.

ONE CLICK TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED TO MAKE JAFAR THE ULTIMATE BAD BOY!

14K WORD COUNT





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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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~*NEW RELEASE*~ To Have and to Hold by Heidi Renee Mason


Title: To Have and To Hold
Series: The Vows Trilogy, book 1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Designer: Soxsational Cover Art
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After the death of her husband, single mom Emma McCoy has given up on love. When the mysterious Liam O’Reilly shows up in town, Emma does her best to keep her distance. What Emma doesn’t know is that Liam is connected to her past in a way that she could never imagine, and it will put her future in jeopardy.

In the small town of Beckland, Ohio, danger is the last thing that Emma expects, but since Liam’s arrival, danger is waiting around every corner.

Book 1 of 3 in Heidi Renee Mason’s romantic suspense trilogy, The Vows. This is not a stand-alone romance. 

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The Vows Trilogy

For Better or For Worse (bk 2)
Releases August 10, 2019
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Til Death Do Us Part (bk 3)
Releases September 7, 2019
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Heidi Renee Mason is a passionate romance novelist and crafter of your next Happily Ever After. She loves listening to the voices in her head (from her characters, of course!) and creating worlds in which her readers can lose themselves for a little while. A native of the Midwest, Heidi now resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and three daughters.


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~*RELEASE BLITZ*~ Bane of Tenebris by Blaise Ramsey


** New release **

Bane of Tenebris by Blaise Ramsey




Blurb:

Alexander Kain has been through hell. For centuries, torture, bloodshed, war and living in the shadow of a powerful father have haunted his every dream. Born to die in the place of another due to an ancient pact, he has resigned himself to isolation to wait for death's sweet embrace. Everything changes when a young woman - a hybrid; both vampire and lycan - arrives beaten and left for dead at his doorstep.

He couldn't have known that saving her would lead him down a twisting, winding road. One filled with old rivals longing to settle a score, former lovers of a bygone, taboo past or an unlikely alliance with the monsters he fought during centuries of war.

The dark god who tortured Kain disappears, his methods and plans unsettling. He must come to grips when his past if he is to survive. However, unlike the loneliness he once knew, Kain falls in love with the woman he found naked in the woods.

A love that just might be what he needs to put the ghosts of his past to rest.

Read what people are saying about Blessing of Luna.

"Romance stories, paranormal or otherwise are not my thing, so it means something when I say I really liked this book and can't wait to read the next in the series. It's a sensual, sexy story with a healthy dose of ass kicking action." -- Amazon Review

"This book has such a unique take on shape shifters and vampires. It was very interesting to see this world unfold and see how things work. The romance piece had a great slow burn appeal." -- Amazon Review

"I really enjoyed this tale of shifters and vampires. I was surprised with it. I thought it was going to be like any other werewolf story, but I was wrong. The characters were different and entertaining." -- Amazon Review

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Saturday, 20 July 2019

~*BLOG TOUR*~ Hell on Wheels by Penny Dee


Hell On Wheels
The Kings of Mayhem MC Book 4
by Penny Dee
Genre: MC Romantic Suspense 

I left here a man but came back a beast


CHANCE

A shoulder-fired missile broke my body.
But betrayal obliterated my heart.
For months I lingered in and out of hell until my body healed.
Now I’m back in town with my club brothers. But I am still fighting a war of darkness in my head and I can’t see a way out.
Then she comes to town like a summer breeze and makes me feel things I didn’t know existed.
She has the voice of an angel and the body of a goddess.
But she is running from her own demons. From the Devil himself.
He's coming to town.
But I've walked through hell and survived, and I'll walk through it again to protect her.


CASSIDY
I’ve spent years running from my past.
Town to town.
State to state.
Never putting down roots.
I wish I could but I can’t. Because I am running from the Devil and if he finds me, he will drag me down to hell again.
Then I meet a beautiful, scarred beast of man who makes me feel something for the first time in my life.
Hope.
He makes me want to stay but it’s impossible.
Because the Devil is coming and when he arrives I won't stand a chance.
Hell on Wheels is book four in the Kings of Mayhem MC series





Biker Baby
The Kings of Mayhem MC Book 3

I was about to make a huge mistake.

And when I say huge, I mean, approximately ten inches’ worth of mistake.
But after the week I’d had, this was just what I needed. A night of big bad mistakes with a big bad biker.

Honey Scott
Finding out your boyfriend is a cheating loser is a real buzz kill. Finding out you’re actually the other woman, is devastating. Call it temporary insanity, but I decide the best way to get over the loser I’d dated for two years is to get under a biker with tattoos, dimples and a hard body he knows how to use.
He’s going to make everything better with numerous mind-blowing orgasms. But just for one night.
Except one faulty condom means my one-night stand isn’t so one-night after all.

Caleb Calley
After a night of insane sex, the beautiful blue-eyed brunette gave me the slip. And even with all the women on offer afterwards, I can’t get her off my mind. So when she turns up at the Kings of Mayhem MC compound I’m quick to give her a second night of amazing sex and crazy orgasms. But this time, I’m not ready to let her go.
There’s just one problem— she’s not interested.
But if she thinks she’s going to give me the slip again, then she’s got another thing coming. I know she is keeping a secret from me but I don’t care what it is. I want her and I’m going to make her mine.

Biker Baby, book three in the Kings of Mayhem MC series.


Please note: you must be 18+ to read and due to the content there may be triggers.





Brothers In Arms
The Kings of Mayhem MC Book 2

Someone is going to pay.

But who?

CADE
They took someone from me.
And I’m going to make them pay.
In blood.
But before I can do that, I have to make sure my girl is safe.
And I will do whatever I have to, even break my own heart, to make sure she survives.
Because she is my queen.
My everything.

INDY
He’s changed.
His grief is overwhelming and I can feel the gap widening between us.
Someone is coming after the Kings of Mayhem MC.
And we are trapped as they play out their evil scheme.
Because under the cover of darkness, they are coming for each of us, one by one, to play out their own twisted vendetta.
And no one is safe.


For readers 18+. This book contains profanity, explicit sex, and violence including murder and one madman’s psychopathic tendencies. It also contains two people destined for one another and how they keep it together when everything else around them is falling apart.





Kings of Mayhem
The Kings of Mayhem MC Book 1

When a King loves

He loves hard

CADE
I’ve loved her since we were five years old.
We grew up side by side.
Two kids tied together by the Kings of Mayhem Motorcycle Club.
But I broke us.
I broke her.
So, she fled.
Now she’s back after twelve long years.
And I’m going to show her all the reasons why we should be together and make her forget all the reasons why we shouldn’t.

INDY
I’m back in town but only because I have to be.
I’m here to help my mom bury my father.
And the sooner we get it done, the better.
Because I want to see Cade as much as I want a hole in the head.
He broke me once—no, he broke my everything— and I’ll be damned if I’ll let him do it again.
Get in and get out. That is the plan.
But you know what they say about best-laid plans.

For readers 18+. May contain triggers.






Penny Dee writes contemporary romance about rockstars, bikers, hockey players and everyone in-between. She believes true love never runs smoothly, and her characters realize this too, with a boatload of drama and a whole lot of steam.


She found her happily ever after in Australia where she lives with her husband, daughter and a dog named Bindi.





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