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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Diner The Oregon Series Book Two by Michael J Melville Book Tour and Giveaway


The Diner
The Oregon Series
Book Two
Michael J Melville

Genre: Romance/Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Books by Michael Melville

Date of Publication: April 21st 2017

ASIN:  B06WW67FJG

Number of pages: 245
Word Count: 71,661

Cover Artist: Victor Fuentes

Tagline: “A powerful tale of love and hope that spans a lifetime and reminds us all of how precious life is.”

Book Description:

“In a powerful story that spans decades, we see the beginning and the end of a lifetime of love, friendship, and devotion. From a chance encounter on Christmas Eve to a heart-wrenching vision on a beach decades later of the love of his life, we follow Johnathan Hays on a journey through his nearly 50 years on the Oregon Coast. This journey not only changes his own fate and future but the lives of others around him in unforeseen ways while he learns what being a husband, father, friend and man mean to him.

Through remarkable storytelling and letters that John himself writes, we get a glimpse at his past, future and the years in-between then and now. We see his broken soul, inner and outer frailty as he bravely moves forward with only his heart, love and hope guiding his way. We see the beginnings of familiar characters, friendships and bonds are formed, new beginnings are started and it all begins in a small diner.”


Excerpt 1

John woke up later than usual. He slept through his alarm which was rare for him even in his retirement. Even when he had nothing to do he always got up at 8:30 in the morning. He groggily looked at his clock and saw that it was nearly ten. Then he felt for Jake who had maneuvered himself down by his feet sometime in the night.
“Time to get up buddy!” John said as he nudged the old cocker spaniel. “Jake!” He repeated.
It was then that he realized the way the dog was lying. He was awkwardly sprawled out and his mouth was open. John sat up and scooched down toward the end of the bed. He could feel the fear well up inside of him even before he knew; he knew. He put his hand on Jakes side, feeling for a breath, a heartbeat or anything at all.
John jumped off the bed and maneuvered to the other side then knelt on the floor in front of the blonde and white dog. Jakes' eyes were closed tight and there was no movement at all. He shook the dog harder, “No, no, no, please boy don’t you leave me too, please old buddy please wake up, please!” he pleaded. Tears began rolling out of John’s eyes and he was shaking.
“No, please no, Jake no!” John said as he reached for his cell phone. He didn’t know who to call he just knew he needed help. His own breathing became hard and he began feeling dizzy.
He called his son first, there was no answer but he left a frantic voicemail screaming for help. He felt a sharp pain in his chest like he had never felt before. It was getting harder to breathe. He found the number for his neighbor Thomas and hit the dial button as he pulled the lifeless body of his dog, Jake, off the bed and into his lap and held it tight. Stephanie answered the phone.
“Hi Joh—,” she began.
“Please help, please help me. Some…thing happened to Jake and my chest…please help…I can't.” His words broke up and he dropped the phone with the line still open and slumped onto the floor. Everything was getting foggy. The last thing he heard was Stephanie screaming, “John, JOHN! I’m on my way stay awake!”

Stephanie and Thomas, who happened to be home, ran out of their house as fast as they could and down the dirt road towards their neighbor’s house. Along the way, Thomas called 911 and then Andrew, John’s son. When they arrived, they found their neighbor on his bedroom floor passed out and barely breathing. Thomas gently pulled the dog away while his wife rolled the old man onto his back. Thomas began giving John CPR while his wife called 911 again. A few minutes later they could hear the sirens coming up the coast roads.
The entire time Thomas never stopped CPR and his wife brushed the old man’s hair with her finger while talking to him in her sweetest voice almost urging the old man back from wherever he was going. The ambulance arrived and two men rushed into the house and took over. One began barking into a walkie-talkie. A few minutes later two more police cruisers pulled up. One was the county sheriff, a friend of Thomas and the other was a state police officer.
While the EMS crew worked on John, Thomas’ cell phone began ringing. It was Andrew, he answered it and explained the situation.



About the Author:

Michael Melville lived and grew up in Grandville Michigan. With blue-collar beginnings, he is the son of a retired factory worker and an interior decorator. In 2002, he moved to Portland Oregon and spent several years living in the Pacific Northwest and northern Idaho. He spent a lot of his time traveling up and down the Oregon coast often with his dog, Harley, at his side. That coastline, the small towns, and the people he met and saw have inspired and become a part of him. Michael considers the Oregon coast his second home even while currently living in Michigan and goes back as often as he can.

Mike (Michael) strives to live his life on his own terms, to be different and not settle while seeking his own version of happiness. He spent years writing without most people knowing about it while secretly honing his style and voice. In 2012, he finally published his first novel, a romance called Running Northwest. Michael attends Grand Valley State University where he is a senior and is earning a BA in Writing with a focus on creative writing. He is newly married and the proud parent of a 2 1/2-year-old boy. Traveling is an important part of his life both professionally and personally and he draws inspiration for his stories from all the places he visits and the things he sees.









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The Knight by Victoria Danann Book Tour and Giveaway




The Knight
R. Caine High School
Book Two
Victoria Danann

Genre: YA Paranormal, Teen

Publisher: 7th House Publishing,
Imprint of Andromeda LLC

Date of Publication: April 26, 2017

ASIN: B06W5QZ81Q

Number of pages: 268
Word Count:  63,000

Cover Artist: Victoria Danann

Tagline: The gods are playing games with their own children on the most treacherous terrain in the universe… high school.

Book Description:

"FIVE STARS for one of the most peculiar high school experiences of all time!"  - The World is Hers for the Reading

New York Times bestselling author, Victoria Danann dishes up a stunning new teen/young adult series like nothing else.

Jean Marre's recent life has been one big surprise right after another. First his family moved to SoCal from a remote French Canadian town. Then he began feeling a strange compulsion to watch over a smart little blonde named Ever Moore. In fact he found himself restless, distracted, and uncomfortable if she wasn't around.

Before there was time to adjust to any of that, he was informed that his parents were going to South Africa for a few months and leaving him with his mother's friend, who happened to be Ever's mother.

Life just couldn't get stranger.

Or could it?

Find out why readers are calling #rcainehs funny, fast paced, and fabulous with flair.

If you haven't already read the introduction, The Game Begins, get it on Amazon and start reading today.



Excerpt:

Jean Marre folded himself into the front passenger seat of Ever’s car to ride to school. For the entire fifteen minutes it took to get there, neither said one word to the other. That did not, however, mean that they didn’t dork with each other all the way there.
 Jean Marre’s opening shot was to change her satellite radio to a different channel. Hair Band Nation. She gaped at him for a full four seconds when her eyes should have been on the road before punching the number one button to return to Sounds of the SuperNow. He stared at her blankly for a matching four seconds then, without taking his gaze away from her or changing expression, reached over and pushed the button to return to “last played”. Hair Band Nation.
After three more volleys, Ever turned the radio off with a snarl. When Jean Marre started to reach for it, she gave him a look that froze his had midair. He withdrew the offending appendage, but the challenge Ever offered with her look brought a gleam of amusement to his eyes. 
He did not touch the radio again.
Instead he rolled down his window which, of course, threatened to make a beachy wreck of her hair. She rolled it back up. He rolled it down. She rolled it back up and, with a sneer of victory, pushed the child lock into place before he could do it again. His bark of laughter surprised her and, if she was being perfectly honest, pleased her.
She was not being perfectly honest. He had a nice laugh, but she was not ready to give him any concession.
She pulled into her assigned parking space, which was located in the remotest region of Mongolia because she was a sophomore, got out, and started walking without looking back. It was a hike, but at least she could bring a car, unlike freshmen.
Halfway there she looked over her shoulder. Jean Marre was about twenty feet behind her. “Don’t worry about me.” He grinned. “I like the view from here.”
Understanding the implication, Ever sped up, which made Jean Marre laugh loud enough for her to hear. The boy seemed to revel in being exasperating. That realization caused Ever to think she needed to reform her approach to Jean Marre. Perhaps she needed to think in terms of opposite world, since everything she did rendered the reverse of a desired effect.
She stopped, got control of her breathing, waited for him to catch up and fell in at the same pace. She would never admit that they were walking together. Only that they were moving toward the same place at the same time at the same speed. Together.

When he said, “Excellent choice,” she knew she’d been manipulated. By a boy who didn’t even want to go to college. It was vexing, to say the least.

About the Author:

Victoria Danann is the New York Times bestselling author of eighteen romances. For the past four years in a row, Victoria's Knights of Black Swan series have won prestigious Reviewers' Choice Awards for both BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES and PARANORMAL ROMANCE NOVEL OF THE YEAR. This past year three of her series and three of her novels were nominated. Two of her series took the top two places and two of her books took first and second place in the PNR Novel of the Year category.

In addition to vampire hunting knights, Victoria writes other paranormal romance, scifi, fantasy, contemporary bikers, and teen.

The rich characterizations come from being a lifelong student of behavior, casually, and a serious student of behavior academically. She has also studied comparative religion, myths, and Dark Ages history.

Victoria lives in The Woodlands, Texas with her husband and a very smart, mostly black German Shepherd dog.

Victoria co-hosts the popular ROMANCE BETWEEN THE PAGES podcast which can be found on itunes http://apple.co/2fhRrOE or at → www.romancecast.com  

WEBSITE: → www.VictoriaDanann.com



PINTEREST: → www.pinterest.com/vdanann

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Daughter Etheron by Brandon Young Blog Tour and Giveaway




Daughter of Etheron
by 
Brandon Young
Genre: YA Space Fantasy
Release Date: April 18th 2017
Starforged Entertainment

Summary from Goodreads:
Born the children of the ruling family.

Betrayed by the ones that swore to protect them.

IN A SHATTERED GALAXY . . .

Siblings, Elenah and Teveran are thrust into a secret war of space magicians that will decide the fate of the galaxy.

But a darkness swells in the galactic depths, magicians wielding magic not seen for millennia, and as the struggle for power grows more desperate, the children might find themselves fighting on opposite sides of the conflict.

The first book in the Saga of the Magicus Eye.






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About the Author

Brandon Young is the debut author of the Saga of the Magicus Eye. He’s also a musician, gamer, and avid Star Wars fan living in Melbourne, Australia.



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Monday, April 24, 2017

It Had To Be You by Melissa Kate Release Day Blitz and Giveaway




It Had To Be You
Crystal Valley
Book Two
Melissa Kate


Genre: Contemporary Romance , RomCom

Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing

Date of Publication: 25 April 2017

ISBN:  978-0-9984714-1-9
ASIN: B06ZZ2TPJ9

Number of pages: 200 pages
Word Count: 50 k

Cover Artist: Amy from Q Design

Book Description:

Emma Wyatt has had enough of her ex best friend and his lady killer ways. Gone was the sweet boy of her youth and in rides the womaniser. But this time he has ready gone and done it!

Oliver didn’t expect to be coupled with Emma. She was in an awkward situation and he couldn’t help the words that came out. She should be grateful, he saved her.

Now the whole town knows. And Emma is pissed! She’s going to kill him.

But a heated argument leads to a fiery moment of passion and suddenly the two are fighting an unlikely attraction that neither saw coming. But Oliver has a secret that could tear them apart…

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About the Author:


Melissa Kate is a self-confessed book-a-holic who lives in a small town along the coast in sunny South Africa. She writes contemporary romance with quirky characters and witty banter; a true romantic at heart, she loves the moment of falling in love. Her pet Beagle and maniacal lovebird keep her company while writing and often inspire senseless moments in her stories.

When she’s not furiously tapping away on her laptop, Melissa can be found laughing away with her husband (who happens to be her pre-school sweetheart… you just know there’s a story there) or scouring online stores for additions to her ever growing stiletto collection (ehm addiction).

She balances her day job and conjuring up new romantic tales with a local personal blog with arb ramblings about her life in Durban.

http://www.melissakatebooks.com/

https://twitter.com/MelissaKate_1

https://www.facebook.com/melissakatebooks



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Caught Looking by Jody Holford Release Blast and Giveaway

 


Sometimes loving enough means letting go…


 



CAUGHT LOOKING
Jody Holford
Releasing April 25, 2017


Sometimes loving enough means letting go…

Major league baseball player, Ryan Walker, takes a mandatory leave of absence to escape the paparazzi and the false drug charges against him. All he wants is a little peace of mind out in the middle of nowhere.

Eager to rid herself of the empty socialite life, Frankie Vaughn moves to a rundown home in Minnesota that she inherited from her aunt. But Frankie is shocked at what she discovers inside: three young boys. When Ryan discovers that Frankie, his new neighbor, has taken on the three homeless kids as her own, he has a new hope for humanity.

Despite how easily and lovingly Ryan takes to Frankie and the boys, his past just might be the reason Frankie can't adopt the boys. Now, Ryan must choose between loving them or letting them go. Can he walk away from what he's been looking for all along?










Jody Holford is a multi-published author who has a soft spot for happily ever after. So much so, she tattooed the words on her arm. She’s a mom and a wife, a friend, sister, daughter, teacher, and book-lover. Her stories have a little bit of heat and a lot of heart. And maybe, some swoon-worthy moments that will make you smile.

The Dastardly Miss Lizzie by Viola Carr Giveaway




The Dastardly Miss Lizzie
An Electric Empire Novel
Book Three
Viola Carr

On sale: 4/18/2017
ISBN:9780062363121

In the third book in Viola Carr’sfantastically fun and wonderfully edgy Electric Empire novel, set in the grittyworld of alternate Victorian London, Dr. Eliza Jekyll must team up with hersecret other half, Miss Lizzie Hyde, as her world comes crashing to a halt whena madman begins targeting the city’s most important scientists, and sorcerersthreaten all she holds dear.

About the Book:

Crimescene physician ElizaJekyll is trying to share a life with her rebellious second self, Lizzie Hyde.But being two people in one body isn’t easy, not when Eliza has a professionalreputation to protect and Lizzie is veering headfirst into a life of debaucheryand crime with an increasingly demented Mr. Hyde. Not to mention the difficultyof making a respectable marriage with Remy Lafayette--Royal Societyinvestigator and occasional lycanthrope--while Lizzie enjoys her own dubiousromantic entanglements. And with England on the brink of war, Remy’s secretivemission in sorcery-riddled Paris grows ever more sinister. Has he been an enemyagent all along? Or is Eliza finally going mad?

Now, she’s confronted by her mostbaffling case yet: an evil genius with a penchant for theatrics is murderingeminent scientists in the most inexplicable ways. Her investigation uncovers amurky world of forbidden books, secret laboratories and bleeding-edge sciencepunishable by death--and a shocking connection to her father’s infamousexperiments. Desperate to learn the truth about her past, she must infiltrate acabal of fanatical inventors bent on a discovery that will change the world--ordestroy it.
With London under attack bysorcery-wielding terrorists, and the Royal Society’s enforcers determined tobury her evidence for good, Eliza needs all the friends she can get if she’s tothwart the killer and keep her head. But when Lizzie’s criminal shenanigans getEliza fired from the Metropolitan Police, and Remy is implicated in an act ofbloody vengeance he didn’t commit (or did he?), she’s on her own.

Except for wily, resourceful, mercurialLizzie. But Lizzie’s got her own life now. And she’ll do anything to keep it.Even if it means attempting the unspeakable and finding her own body. Even ifit means throwing Eliza to the wolves, and letting the world burn…

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About the Author:

Viola Carr was born in Australia,but wandered into darkest London one foggy October evening and never found herway out. She now devours countless history books and dictates fantasticalnovels by gaslight, accompanied by classical music and the snoring of herslumbering cat. She likes steampunk, and thought it would be cool toinvestigate wacky crimes with crazy gadgets…just so long as her heroine was thecreator of said wacky gadgets: a tinkerer, edgy, with a dash of mad scientist.





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