Saturday, May 8, 2021

Coldwater Revenge




Date Published: 4/27/2021

 Publisher: Level Best Books (S&S)

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COLDWATER REVENGE is the story of two brothers involved with the same woman, and the ensuing crisis when one brother begins to suspect the other of helping her cover up a murder.

my review...

 Excellent mystery. The characters are perfect for me. I love a small-town sheriff and this one is mixed with a “big-town” brother. Sometimes they get along perfectly and sometimes there’s a little friction. They’ve had some tough things to handle growing up.  Actually the coming home of one brother makes lots of things work in this book. It creates a lot of layers. A mystery, family interactions and problems, old flames, all in the midst of a thriller too. Good writing and well worth my reading time. Hope he’s writing some more at this very moment.

James A. Ross has another book published. Both have good reviews. He’s won lots of awards and has had a career worth reading about too. Check it all out here:


Friday, May 7, 2021

Dancing in the Rain - Blitz



Memoir, Self-Help

Publisher: Austin Macauley

Dancing in the Rain

"Life is not about sheltering from the storm, but about dancing in the rain!"

This book is an autobiography/self-help story about my life journey with Multiple Sclerosis. I was diagnosed in 1984, and am currently in a wheelchair, with no function in my arms or legs.

I show how to live life to the fullest, and make the best out of a bad situation, and the self-help section at the end of each chapter offers many useful points.

This book would be suitable for carers, people with MS or other chronic illness, people who want to understand the problems faced, or for those who are just curious.



Celebrate with us via Zoom as we launch Antoinetta Vogels' new book, "How to Overcome Insomnia All by Yourself: a Healthy Sense of Self Guide to Getting a Good Night's Sleep."


The party will take place at 9:30 PM on May 7.

The link for the Zoom party can be found here:


Thursday, May 6, 2021




Fantasy Romance

Published: April 2021

Book 1 of the Academy Series begins with Destiny, a thrilling fantasy story with magical creatures and sizzling romance...

Despondent after a failed career move, Jamie returns to her remote hometown to rekindle old relationships and hopefully rediscover her life’s purpose. While visiting the local coffee shop , she meets the rugged stranger Wren, who works as a park ranger and always seems to be around when she needs him. But he also appears to have a strange connection to the mysterious wolf residing in the forest...



This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Tracy Tappan will be awarding one "Hero" coffee mug: Keith or Brayden or Pete, winner's choice which one. (US only shipping) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.


A star athlete with a notorious reputation, Justine “Justice” Hayes is offered the chance to join the United States’ elite Special Operations Forces. SOF is standing up three new units called “Special Missions,” and Justice’s past as a master thief makes her perfect to lead one of these intelligence-gathering teams.

But an impossible condition stands between her and her dream job.

She has to survive the Navy’s most intensive and grueling SPECWAR training program: BUD/S...

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Secrets Mothers Keep



Domestic Suspense, Psychological Thriller

Release Date: May 6, 2021

On Friday night in the clay fields of Bethel Creek, seventeen-year-old Daniel Reyes is found brutally attacked and left for dead. On Saturday morning, Cora Maxwell finds her teenage son’s clothes covered in blood. A small town torn apart by a horrific hate crime. An investigative reporter hell bent on finding the truth. A mother’s worst nightmare...

Being a Ballerina



The Power and Perfection of a Dancing Life

Memoir, Arts, Ballet

Published: April 2021

Publisher: University Press of Florida

A look inside a dancer’s world...

Inspiring, revealing, and deeply relatable, Being a Ballerina is a firsthand look at the realities of life as a professional ballet dancer. Through episodes from her own career, Gavin Larsen describes the forces that drive a person to study dance; the daily balance that dancers navigate between hardship and joy; and the dancer’s continual quest to discover who they are as a person and as an artist...

A Reckless Heart

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions.  Jennifer Wilck will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. 

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Meg Thurgood, former society girl, took the blame for her friend and paid a steep price. Now all she wants is solitude and a chance to rebuild her life. She thinks she's found that in an isolated house she rents from a mysterious stranger.

Simon McAlter has hidden in his house on the coast of Maine since a fire left him scarred. A successful landscape architect who conducts his business and teaches his classes remotely, he's lost his inspiration and is trying to pretend he's not lonely.

Simon's new neighbor is more than he bargained for. When he learns Meg's secret, will he retreat into the shadows or will he learn to see past the surface and trust in Meg's love?

my review...

This had all the elements of a great movie. The hermit-like man and what you might call a war-torn beauty. Does it immediately work out just like it sounds it might? No. And the crux of the matter made me read as fast as I could all the way to the end.   I’d tell you this was a feel-good story but sometimes it was and sometimes, I cried.

A well-written smoothly flowing story by an author with many other books, all with good reviews. Check it out:

The Misadventures of a Wannabe Slutty Bartender


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. WS Carmichael will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. 

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my review...

Nothing ever turns out exactly as we want it, and nothing is perfect. Sometimes when we try to plan and control, know what happens then. Our plans go down the toilet:) That’s what happens to Ava in this book. Too much planning and too many perfect pictures. Sort of like the ridiculous “my wedding” scrapbooks we put together back in home economics. I think Ava thought she could have her high-falutin’ fiancĂ© and everything she’d pictured. Tim, her fiancĂ©, had a completely different picture in his little “wedding book”.  

If you have read my reviews, you will have seen me write that romance is not necessarily one of my favorite genres. Maybe you’ve seen it enough to want me to STOP saying it. Except, I’m pretty plain-spoken. Nothing has changed concerning my feeling about the romance genre, but I certainly did enjoy this book. It’s as funny as it is romantic. Definitely a comedic romance. It has characters you can laugh with and enjoy and sometimes your heart will be right there with Ava.

Anyway, this is a feel-good type read. Something to make you smile. So...enjoy.

W S Carmichael also has other books published. All have good reviews.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Almondine Grows Up



The challenge of freedom

Children's Book, Children's Fantasy

Published: January 2021

Publisher: GZ Books

Our teeny-weeny Almondine has grown up and is eager to enjoy her freedom. But a silly mistake leads her far from her foster mother, Alma, and the safety of her home. Alongside quirky characters, she endures a dangerous and complicated journey to find her way back. And, as the days go by, Almondine is undergoing an irreversible transformation. One she has to learn to accept...

The Sun at Twilight



Empire at Twilight, Book 4

Historical Fiction, LGBT Historical Fiction

Published: February 2021

Publisher: WayBack Press

Which would you choose: love, or peace in your Kingdom?

In the twilight years of the Hittite Empire (1230s BC), Tudhaliya IV comes to the throne as a usurper's younger son, determined to rule according to the traditional values of justice and clemency, despite the harder advice of his ambitious mother and his questionably loyal older brothers...

The Tiger Like Me

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The Tiger Like Me is the story of a brave young girl who dares to be different. Following the call of her adventurous spirit, she encounters inspiring creatures of the jungle who remind her to face her fears, recognize the beauty of the present moment, and to walk the path less traveled.

my review...

In this delightful children’s book Abhi, a young princess, is sort of like me. Rather than be prim and proper like her sisters she is the “wild child”. The one that loves adventure and challenges.

I can’t find anything wrong. I don’t spend my reviewing time searching for something wrong in a book but this book flows, it’s easy to read, it has great verse, great illustrations, shows so much confidence and strength as an example to kids.

Well...that’s a short review, isn’t it? It’s just a great book. Perfect to read to a young child and great for an 8- to 10-year-old to read. I did a little research and did not find other children’s books by Kelsey Lee. Many children and parents will miss out if she doesn’t write some more!

Magical Beasts


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Geoffrey Saign will be awarding a $30 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. 

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Samantha and Jake fight to save their poisoned parents, and instead find themselves in a battle to save the parallel magical world of KiraKu. The two teens discover they must defeat the Evil One—a diabolical master of deception—or their own world will fall too. Samantha must master the mysterious supernatural staff, WhipEye, and find out if she has what it takes to fulfill the prophecy of the true guardian. In a final battle, reminiscent of Lord of the Rings, the two teens will have to risk everything, or lose it all. For Fans of Fantastic Beasts, Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, The Hobbit, and Lord of the Rings.

 Winner Outstanding YA Fiction IAN BOTY

 ~ Magical Beasts is now in development for a major motion picture. ~

Monday, May 3, 2021

Fire and Harmony



Date Published: May 4, 2021

Publisher: ShyMonkey Publishing

Poetry is the transfer of feelings and emotions onto the blank page. Great poetry shakes the heart and wakes the soul. Dare to read this collection; give yourself the opportunity to have your brain picked, heart squeezed, and soul poked. All poems are open to interpretation. If there’s one, two, or a few that don’t sit well with you, don’t get offended or startled. Maybe look and ask yourself why they hit you the way they did. Understand that when we get tangled in our feelings, we tend to say and write things that might seem harsh. But we really don’t mean those things—maybe—sometimes. This work of poetry goes into an array of emotions of today’s man because we have feelings too. In the five phases of the book, you’ll find poetry that aligns with mental health, love, motivation, being a man, and family. The poems carry sentiments of everyday life. We all experience highs and lows and sometimes struggle to find balance...

Kate's Gift


                    The Jimmy Eagleson Stories, Book 3

Modern Drama

Date Published: 04-19-2021

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Helping people deal with their history and problems is Psychologist Kate O'Connell's area of expertise. She is dying from cancer now and wants to help her closest friends deal with their history and with each other. Set in familiar and beautiful surroundings, The Camp is a fixture in her friend's lives. Exploring each friend's deep secrets, Kate will give them all peace of mind and peace with each other...

A Fairy's Quest

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A century ago, the fairy crown was stolen from Alina Lehrer's clan, but now the usurper is dead and it's time to reclaim what's theirs. Rylan Jackson, codename Orion, is The Court's most trusted assassin who always gets the job done. Until his target is Alina, the one woman he can’t resist. Fate has placed them on opposing sides for the crown, but Alina soon learns Fate isn't set in stone.

my review...

Paranormal & romance, not me, BUT...I enjoyed this tale. That’s how I think of it. A magical fantasy tale. And it’s such a mix of fantasy and the normal that we see every day, I got caught up in it, as if it were real. A rebelling young woman breaking off an arranged engagement  Who thinks of mixing a magical fairy kingdom and a  hired killer with a conscious? Sounds like James Bond and Cinderella mixed together, doesn’t it? Well it is a little bit. It has some fantasy and some love, and it has plenty of action too.

I have never read another book by Maya Tyler but this one seemed as if it could be read as a stand-alone. It was fast paced, sweet and a little sexy. Is that possible? Seems to be:) 

The Fairy’s Quest is Book 3 in a series titled The Magicals. All three books have good reviews. Check them out here.

Sophella's Birthday Wish

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish PromotionsMaggi Nicholas will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. See below or Click on "read more" to sign up for the Giveaway.  

Here is a modern fairy story about a little girl who has the gift to move between the fairy world and the human world. Her birthday wish comes true when she wishes to fly with the fairies, and so she is able to go on a magical journey with the fairies whilst using her human side to rescue animals and kids in a way that fairies cannot do. Throughout the journey she comes to realize her own strengths as she protects the penguins and rescues the dolphins with great bravery and compassion. During her heartwarming adventure. Sophella forms new friendships and demonstrates life-affirming lessons that can inspire us all.

How to Overcome Insomnia All by Yourself

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish PromotionsAntoinetta Vogels will be awarding a print copy of "Healthy Sense of Self - How to be true to your self and make your world a better place!" to one randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour (US Only).

Antoinetta has a bachelor’s in French and a master’s in music. She worked in the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra as a bassoonist, has two grown daughters, and lives in Bellevue, WA, USA.

 In 2013, Antoinetta created the Sense of Self Method, a self-help program for people who want to get a good night’s sleep no matter what!

With her company, Healthy Sense Of Self, LLC, Antoinetta and her team provide education about what can be wrong in the way a person experiences their self and, consequently, others. Antoinetta has made it her life’s work to help people improve their life by reversing issues related to a negative self-image. She wants everyone to have the ability to be their most authentic self.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Avarice Twilight

 Askeladd, Book 1

Fantasy, Action/Adventure

Date Published: 05/03/2021

Avalon Academy; the most prestigious school for the learnings of magic and mana that welcomes all with talent. The mages Avalon Academy produces are so great that many important houses from other lands request that their children attend. It is this very institute that has garnered the attention of Aryn. At Avalon Academy, the brothers encounter hidden agendas that will create a storm, which will pull in the brothers and an unexpecting few... 




The New Angels, Book 2

Speculative / Sci-fi Adventure, LGBT

Date Published: March 2021

Publisher: Article94

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Five women.

Four stories of courage, perseverance, resilience, and determination.

Karen and Zhi are pilots in the elite 154th Strike Fighter Squadron. On a mission to protect the Empire, they’re shot down over the Persian Mountains. Deep behind enemy lines, they discover a new threat to the Empire, SCUD missiles. Out of their element, the two pilots must find a way to destroy this threat before it can launch against the Empire...

Your Next Big Idea



Improve Your Creativity and Problem-Solving

Business, Self-Help, Entrepreneurship

Release Date: May 3, 2021

Publisher: Heard Publishing

This business and self-help creativity guide encourages innovation in aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders. Have you ever looked at a product and thought, ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ or, ‘I’m just not a creative person!’ Improve problem-solving skills and increase the effectiveness of knowledge management in your organization to come up with the next game-changing idea to hit the market!