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RELEASE TOUR AND GIVEAWAY: Crimson Footprints by Shewanda Pugh

Crimson Footprints
by Shewanda Pugh
Genre: Romantic Suspense
On the night of her brother’s murder, Deena Hammond stumbles upon Takumi
Tanaka, lost and on the wrong end of a .32. After rescuing him from
the certain fate driving through her neighborhood in a Porsche will
bring, a sweet kind of friendship begins. A balm for her
grief.


Maybe, Deena likes to think, it happened the day her mother killed her
father. Or maybe, it was always a part of them, like DNA gone bad.
Whatever the case, Deena knows that her family would never approve,
hell, never acknowledge, her fast-growing love for Tak. And had he
never made love to her in that unraveling, soul-searching sort of
way, she could’ve done the same. But loves a devil that way. So,
their game begins. One where they hide what they are from everyone.
Anyone.
Tak understands this for now. After all, Deena’s career hinges on the
favor of her mentor and boss: his hard-ass of a father. And the
Hammond family is already stretched thin with grief. Yet, each step
Deena takes toward family and career brings her closer to an
acceptance she’s never had—and away from him.
Shewanda Pugh’s a tomboy who’s been writing romance since an inappropriate
age. While she’s been shortlisted for a few awards and snagged a
bestsellers list or two, there’s nothing she enjoys more than hearing
from her readers.


In another life, she earned a BA from Alabama A&M University and an
MA in Writing from Nova Southeastern University. Though a hardcore
native of Boston, MA, she now lives in Miami, FL, where she sulks in
the sunshine, guzzles coffee, and puzzles over her next novel.
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PROMO BLITZ: NOWHERE IS HOME SINCE YOU LEFT BU MADELEINE ZELDIN

Death, Grief, Bereavement
Date Published: 1-6-2017
Publisher: Cygnet Publications, Cygnet Media Group Inc.
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When her beloved soul friend husband, Gerald, passed away a few years ago, and her friends and sons moved to distant cities, she found herself alone for the first time in her life.
Gerald, a professional artist, had his studio in their home. Their home was always filled with family life, art, music, joy and playfulness in the garden.
After his passing, the silence was loud. The joy was gone — her paradise — a lost paradise.
She had two choices, either to fall apart or to get on with life.  She chose the latter and traveled to find a home, a community — however – nowhere was home – since he left.
In writing Nowhere Is Home … Since You Left, Madeleine Zeldin shares her insights, emotions, and true life experiences as she journeys solo throughout the years following the sorrowful death of her soul mate, internationally renowned artist, Gerald Zeldin. She presents years of storytelling based on travel journals she wrote while traveling to countries such as Mexico, Philippines, Ecuador, France, Spain, and California, U.S.A.  Zeldin also reveals the intensity of the pain and sorrow experienced in her grief, along with the fulfillment, satisfaction and logistics of international travel. In her travels she volunteered in the medical field and gave help where help was needed. She brings inspiration to those of her generation, the 60’s, who find themselves alone.
Through her evocative tales of adventure, Zeldin reveals this life-changing knowledge to the world!
But ultimately where is Home?
EXCERPT
Finding Your Path
“Do not go where the path may lead.
   Go instead where there is no path
And leave a trail.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When i travel to faraway places, i like to experience the local flavour … and often write a ‘sketch’ of my experiences …
My purpose in writing these travel journals … these ‘sketches’ …
is to share with you my adventures and cultural experiences of these places … the road less travelled …
saw two lovers on the beach this evening …
they were gentle and sweet …
one walked up to a bag of garbage that someone thoughtlessly left on the beach …
he tore the bag apart and started licking some juice
from the juice box …
the female slowly walked over to her friend … and coyly looked at him … as if to say …
may i share … they both started licking, then stopped …
they looked at each other and rubbed noses …
as their lips gently touched …
their slender grey proud bodies strolled away graciously
when the dogs came to chase
these donkeys away …
as we were looking down at the clear ocean from the high cliffs …
we saw the outline of a shark …
swimming around the shoreline far below … just where we were going to go snorkelling …
so the tour guides … all young ecuadorians with a sense of humor…
said they would keep us safe and took us to another spot …
but not far off …
around the other side of this small island …
not sure whether to quite trust these young men …
as we were swimming in the deep waters way out in the pacific …
i asked one to watch out for sharks …
he said not to worry …
the only shark i would have to watch out for… was him …
last night i tripped and broke my toenail
and did not want to cut it off …
so bought some crazy glue … for fifty cents …
and glued my nail together …
the only problem … i glued the tip of my finger to my toenail …
was almost impossible to pull it away …
so now my finger tip is part of my toenail …
About the Author
Professionally, Ms. Zeldin has been engaged in nursing and teaching. She has successfully advocated for changes in the medical field, along with homebirth and Midwifery. In her travels to out of the way places, she has been a keen observer of people and distant cultures, often writing a ‘sketch’ of her experience.
Madeleine is an advocate of advocacy.
Madeleine believes we can all make a difference.
Throughout her adult life she has successfully advocated for change. When she felt change was needed, she rallied. She lobbied. She started a group or joined a group.
In the late ’70’s, when her town council was considering tearing down old heritage properties in the name of ‘Progress’, she helped start a group of interested citizens in order to save these heritage properties. ‘Progress’ was stopped and many heritage buildings were saved due to the group’s diligence.
Again in the early ’80’s, Madeleine herself changed local hospital policy to allow midwives to accompany couples in the birthing room, after the hospital refused to allow her midwife to enter.
She belonged to a group of informed parents who advocated for changes in the policies for vaccinations.
Madeleine volunteered at the local Health Center and advocated for improved health care for refugees. Improvements were made.
She successfully advocated for her soul-friend, late husband Gerald’s medical care throughout their six year battle with cancer. Many important changes were implemented in our medical system due to her persistence.
Madeleine has been ahead of her time in her generation. She had many professions throughout her life including social worker, teacher, registered nurse. She also joined a group of midwives and again successfully advocated for choices in childbirth.
However, she considers her most important achievement as being a mother and grandmother. She has instilled in her family a sense of love and empathy and has taught them to love the earth and its people.
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Reckless Devotion 2 Blog Tour

Title: Reckless Devotion: Book Two
Author: Jennifer Domenico
Genre: BDSM, Erotica
Cover Designer: Wicked by Design
Editor: Mad Hatter Press
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
Gabriel and Mia’s story continues…
Intense. Passionate. Consuming. It was everything they both wanted—until it wasn’t.
When trust is shattered and doubt creeps in, Gabriel and Mia must decide if fighting for what they have is worth the compromise or if their devotion will only end in devastation.

One day, many months ago, Jennifer Domenico went to sleep and a beautiful love story played out in her dreams.
When she awoke, she felt compelled to write it down. So she did. The result was her first novel, Turn Towards the Sun and a writing career was born.
Ms. Domenico lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her very Italian husband, a dog that adores her, two cats that tolerate her, and a wicked sweet tooth.
Author Links:
Pinterest: pinterest.com/jendomenico
Instagram: jendomenicowords
Buy Links:
Reckless Devotion: Book One – http://amzn.to/2q60iHQ
Reckless Devotion: Book Two – http://amzn.to/2sChnwx
Other books by Jennifer Domenico:
The Sunflower Trilogy –
~Book One: Turn Towards the Sun – http://amzn.to/295Odi4
~Book Two: After the Rain – http://amzn.to/292RLiR
~Book Three: Forever in Bloom – http://amzn.to/292RyfI
Have my Heart- A Novella – http://amzn.to/292S1yk
Beautifully Twisted – http://amzn.to/295OdP2
Chasing Desire – http://amzn.to/28ZlYik
Londyn Falls – http://amzn.to/295Orpg
Break Me Down – http://amzn.to/28Z8aSY
If I Told You – http://amzn.to/2dVvsj1
At First Glance – http://amzn.to/2e5U2NJ
When I Found You – http://amzn.to/2gpzwUJ
Unexpectedly Royal –  http://amzn.to/2jZ05qN

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RELEASE TOUR AND GIVEAWAY:RUNNING HOT Hell Ryders MC #2 by J.L. Sheppard

RUNNING HOT

Hell Ryders MC #2

by J.L. Sheppard

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RELEASE TOUR: DARIEN’S DESIRE Two Hearts ~ One Love series, book 2 by Daryl Devoré

DARIEN’S DESIRE

Two Hearts ~ One Love series, book 2
by Daryl Devoré

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Cover Reveal Operation: Endgame by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris

 

 
 
 
Operation: Endgame
Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences
Philippa (Pip) Ballantine
Tee Morris
Book Description:
Join
Agents Books and Braun on their final adventure with the Ministry of Peculiar
Occurrences!
There is no time to rest for Eliza D Braun and Wellington
Thornhill Books. The man who has haunted and hounded them since the fall of the
Maestro, Doctor Henry Jekyll, is now on a killing spree, using bizarre,
theatrical murders as a way to taunt their inability to capture the. It falls
on Books and Braun to turn the tables on Jekyll and bring him to justice.
As Wellington and Eliza continue their pursuit of
the madman Jekyll, the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences stand against a recent
surge in House of Usher activity. Agents Bruce Campbell and Brandon Hill
discover more about the intention of Operation: Ragnorok, and the Ministry find
themselves in a race to thwart Usher’s intent to plunge the world into chaos,
despair, and a noticeable lack of clotted cream for Devon Teas.
The Ministry will not let this stand.
About the Authors
Philippa (Pip) Ballantine
New Zealand born fantasy writer and
podcaster Philippa (Pip) Ballantine is the author of the Books of the Order and
the Shifted World series.
She is also the co-author with her
husband Tee Morris of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences novels as well as Social
Media for Writers. Her awards include an Airship, a Parsec, the Steampunk
Chronicle Reader’s Choice, the RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for steampunk, and a
Sir Julius Vogel. She currently resides in Manassas, Virginia with her husband,
daughter, and a furry clowder of cats.
Find out more about her at  http://www.pjballantine.com/
Tee Morris
Tee
Morris has been writing science fiction, fantasy, horror, and non-fiction for
over a decade. His first novel, MOREVI: The Chronicles of Rafe and Askana,
became the first novel to be podcast in its entirety, ushering in a new age for
authors — podcasting. In 2011, Tee penned with his wife Pip Ballantine the
Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series. The series and its short fiction
podcast, Tales from the Archives, has won several awards including the 2014
Parsec Award for Best Science Fiction Anthology Podcast, the 2011 Airship Award
for Best Steampunk Literature, and RT Reviews’ Choice Awards for Best Steampunk
of 2014. In 2016, Tee and Pip released the fifth book in the series, The
Ghost Rebellion; the first book in a new spin-off series, The Curse of the
Silver Pharaoh; and the unexpected novella of erotic ridiculousness and hidden
messages from Ministry command, Countless Hues of Crimson.
And
somewhere in the middle of all that, Tee and Pip released with Writer’s Digest
the go-to, how-to book, Social Media for Writers. In 2017, he reunites with
Chuck Tomasi for the third edition of Podcasting for Dummies and brings his
steampunk adventures to a close with Operation: Endgame. Tee and Pip also host
The Shared Desk, a podcast covering collaboration and other aspects of a
writer’s lifestyle.
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the works of Tee Morris, and his occasional geek rants, at

 

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SPOTLIGHT: Inclement Gods by Gabriele Russo

 

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3D Inclement Gods
Inclement Gods
Gods Inc Series
Book Two
Gabriele Russo
 

Fiery Seas Publishing


June 13, 2017
 
Book Description:
 
When you live in a world pullulating with gods, can you truly be an atheist? Well, yes…if you know a way to get rid them.
 
Mysantheos, a fanatic atheist at the head of a powerful lobby/terrorist organization, has created a weapon able to kill gods. All he needs is a disruptive figurehead to attract the masses. Goblin, who has just tried to supplant Queen Louhi as CEO of Gods Incorporated, has been deemed the right kind of unworthy. Mysantheos breaks him out of the Queen’s prison and the godslaughter begins.
 
As the divine bodies pile up, panicked gods blame the CEO Queen for Goblin’s escape. Resentment builds in the company and violent factions start pushing for the extermination of the human race. Will Queen Louhi’s Nerd Squad, a group of angry gods, and Richard (a down-on-his-luck private eye),  manage to find Mysantheos in time to prevent what promises to be the bloodiest conflict between men and god ever?
 
About the Author:
 
Gabriele Russo, AKA Lucie-Gabrielle Jolicoeur-Rousseau, was born in Quebec City amidst a family of book lovers – her father had dreamed of being a writer and both of her brothers are published authors.
 
Since she earned her Bachelor’s in History, it was no surprise (except to her) that she ended up working in restaurants, eventually owning two, which almost drove her mad. She sold them and was nursed back to pseudo-sanity by Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett.
 
That’s when she answered the family calling and decided to write. Armed with her ideas for the Gods Inc. series she went back to the University and got her Master’s in Creative Writing.
 
She now lives with her husband in Culpeper, Virginia, where she divides her time between painting, ripping apart and reconstructing her recently bought historical home, playing tennis and, of course, writing more books.
 
 
 

www.russogabriele.com 

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