Blog Tour: Blessing

Brian J. Twiddy
September 1
Tapping Frog Literary


Two young illegal immigrants, Dev, with aspirations and irresistible charm, and Adey, his amoral friend, who negates difficulties for money, are brought to London. Dev is happy to bend the law, Adey to break it. Whilst Adey lives in the shadows, Dev chases his dream of a business empire. Fate, love and circumstance, aided by a dominating Pastor compromised over a Blessing passed down through the firstborn of a family for millennia, have other ideas.

Author Bio: 

Brian J Twiddy was born in Kent, where success in a national young people’s story competition sparked his interest. He has been an actor for many years, and following the establishing of Arty-Fact theatre company in 2001, with Yvonne Peacock, has written, a published series of 20 history playbooks, and 23 original plays and adaptations for young people.

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Running with Hounds… and an English Degree Blog Tour and Givaway!

Running with Hounds…and an English Degree

D.M. Roberts
April 24, 2022
265 pages


The last place Denise wanted to land after college was back with her folks in her Podunk-nowhere hometown. With only retail experience on her resume, her writing accolades apparently mean nothing except student loan debt.

So when her parents say they’re moving to an adult living community where she’ll be sleeping on the couch, it’s the last straw. Putting her fruitless creative dreams aside, she interviews with a wealthy couple to watch their retired greyhounds. Sounds easy—until she has to win over their animal psychic and learn to cook steak for dogs. The hounds’ raucous antics only highlight how clueless she is at life as she struggles to not only control them, but the direction she’s headed.

That includes her love life. She meets Logan—hot, ambitious, a player—around the same time her twice-over ex, Alex, calls her, ready for a real relationship. Logan claims the world is her playground; Alex says everything she needs is right there. Not knowing what to do, Denise juggles dating both, falling further down an emotional rabbit hole.

Running toward a shady relationship, with retail hell looming, Denise has the summer to figure out her biggest herself. 

Author Bio:

D.M. Roberts is a full-time copy editor and weekend writer who self-published her first novel, Letting Go and Holding On in 2011. Her second novel, Running with Hounds…and an English Degree, was released in April 2022. Originally from Adams, MA, Roberts worked as a reporter and columnist for her hometown newspaper before moving to Worcester to be a copy editor for Gatehouse Media. When the company announced their plans to move, her boyfriend landed a position at Chapman University in Orange, CA, starting two weeks after her last day. So she embarked on a six-day cross-country road trip to reach their SoCal home. There, she works on whatever ideas pop into her head.

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Blog Tour: The Carolina Variant

The Carolina Variant
Brooke L French

June 22, 2023
Black Rose Writing
347 pages

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Tess Oliver’s memory is a killer.

When the lead that could save her law practice is destroyed in a suspicious fire, only her recollection of it remains. Tess can relive memories, but her gift comes at a cost. The last time she used it, she nearly died.

This time, she only takes a peek. A single moment spent in her memory of the defendant’s encoded document gives her a brutal migraine and a phone number.

Luke Broussard answers her call from the wreckage of a downed plane. His charter passenger is dead. A mutated virus seeps from the man’s broken cargo. And when rescuers take Luke to an Atlanta hospital, the virus comes with him.

Tess follows her lead to Luke and finds an instant connection. As they run from a psychopath who’ll stop at nothing to retrieve the document, the city falls apart around them. The code hidden in Tess’s mind may be the only thing that can keep the outbreak contained, but using her gift to decipher it could kill her. If the virus – or whoever engineered it – doesn’t get to her first.

Author Bio:
Brooke French is a recovering lawyer turned writer who lives with her husband and sons between Atlanta and Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. She spends most of her days gleefully researching and writing about fatal viruses, terrorism, and murder. 

Brooke is likely on numerous watch lists.

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Blog Tour: Gods on Trial

Gods on Trial
Opëshum Patroz
January 10, 2023
1iR3 Publishers, LLC
313 pages

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“Beyond the Father” sets the scene for the 8-book Sci-Fi Epic “gods on Trial: The Series™,” delving into life’s determination to transcend all limitation. Set on the planet Xżyber, citizens of the Sub-Median Region, imperfectly reborn into metal, oppress those who are organic. Elsewhere, in the Central Kingdom, religion supports royalty’s brutal domination of the lowest class. War over scarce resources is coming, revolution within each region is brewing, and none know of the eccentric god who created them. This being watches, has fascinating conversations with his often-wiser companion, occasionally learns, and rarely intervenes. The many levels and threads of struggle distract nearly all from a far greater threat. Meanwhile, the young Prince Anglid’s vision quest into the unexplored Area X may ultimately change everything. However, just when you think you know the direction of the story, the author has yet another surprise.

Author Bio: 

Opëshum has been writing since she was a child, and believes that authors are selected by their characters to bring their stories to the world. Incredibly shy and introverted, Opëshum does not make public appearances. She prefers to remain behind the scenes as the characters in her books take center stage. Her current work, the 8-Book SciFi Epic gods on Trial: The Series™ kicks off with Book 1, BEYOND THE FATHER.

Opëshum calls Sheridan, Wyoming her home, where she is currently writing Book 2 of this series. She enjoys nature walks, full moons, and open spaces where she can stare up at the stars.

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Blog Tour: Reaping the Whirlwind

Reaping the Whirlwind
Rosey Dow

June 13, 2023
Morgan James Fiction
288 pages

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No one suspects foul play when an old recluse dies behind locked doors.

The doctor claims the old woman’s heart gave out, and Deputy Sheriff Trent Tyson doesn’t give the case another thought until the medical examiner finds poison. 

This death is just one in a series of unusual deaths happening in Tyson’s quiet town, which takes the deputy sheriff on the hunt for answers while the rest of the town is cause up in local hysteria, starstruck by visiting celebrities William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow. Within a week, Deputy Sheriff Trent Tyson is on the tenuous trail of a serial killer who snuffs out the unwanted, the disabled—the most helpless and lovable—without reason and with no mercy. 

Reaping the Whirlwind is a historical mystery set during the real events of the Scopes evolution trial in 1925 Dayton, Tennessee. The mystery weaves through trial events in an accurate portrayal of this pivotal case that forever changed the U.S. education system.

Author Bio:

Rosey Dow is the pen name of Lana McAra, an award-winning, international best-selling author and ghostwriter of more than 40 titles with a million books sold, including three cookbooks. An author via traditional publishing with Barbour Publishing and WinePress Publishing for 25 years, she has been editing and ghostwriting for more than 20 years, working for WinePress Publishing as well as Author One Stop and individual clients.

She won the national Christy Award for Reaping the Whirlwind in 2001, and her historical cozy mystery series, Colorado, sold more than 250,000 copies. Her titles have appeared around the world in bookstores and libraries in regular print, large print editions and audiobooks. She also has several journals and other titles under the name This Girl Loves Paper.

Originally from Delaware, she lived on the tiny Caribbean island of Grenada for 14 years and now resides in North Florida.

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Blog Tour: Chemical Capture

Chemical Capture
Debbie Baldwin

April 15, 2023
370 pages
Gatekeeper Press

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The first time former Navy SEAL, Jonah “Steady” Lockhart, laid eyes on his provocative neighbor, he knew she was going to be trouble. With bright pink hair and a personality to match, Very Valentine is beautiful, brilliant, and ballsy–and she drives Steady crazy. They fight constantly, never passing up an opportunity to needle each other, but beneath all the teasing, an undeniable attraction sizzles. Steady is captivated, but he needs to keep his distance. His romantic life consists of carefree hookups and one-night stands–no commitment, no repeats. That’s how he wants it, and Very Valentine will not change that. Ever.

When Steady discovers a stranger spying on Very from the bushes, his protective instincts kick in, and he starts paying closer attention to his alluring neighbor. Very is acting locked doors, late-night meetings, and warming up to Steady in a way that has his heart skipping beats. As much as he wants to keep her safe and fan this growing flame, Steady can’t help but think Very is up to something suspicious.

Very Valentine moved to Beaufort, South Carolina, with vengeance on her mind. Employed as a chemist at Parasol Pharmaceuticals, Very works to create life-saving drugs. More importantly, the job gives Very access to the despicable CEO, Armand Krill, the man who murdered her mother. Together with her accomplice “Charles Darwin,” Very has devised an elaborate plan to make Krill pay for his long list of crimes. There’s only one the gorgeous security operative who lives next door keeps sticking his nose where it doesn’t belong. Very needs to keep Steady from interfering, and the only way to do it is by distracting him. The problem is the more she gets to know her sexy neighbor, the more she realizes she’s falling for him.

And when her plans for revenge start to go awry, she’s going to need Steady more than ever.

Fans of Nora Roberts, Linda Howard, and Jayne Ann Krentz will love Chemical Capture.

Be this story contains scenes of violence equivalent to an R-rated movie and explicit sexual situations.

Author Bio:

Debbie Baldwin is a successful print media and television writer. She is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Debbie and her husband live in Saint Louis, Missouri with their puggle, Pebbles. They have three children in college. False Front is her first novel.

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Blog Tour: Pride of Riverstone

Pride of Riverstone

Mandy Schimelpfenig
March 23 2023
397 pages

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Five years after living the trauma of forced servitude, 21-year-old Ula leads an idyllic life as lady-in-waiting to the Queen of Praed. Content to live a sheltered life, she’s reluctant to leave her childhood home when the king and queen declare they’ll visit Ilano, the homeland of the people who invaded her country and left her toiling in the bowels of Praed Castle.

Determined to overcome her shyness, Ula makes new friends, endures heartbreak, and begins to forge her own path. But when an old enemy threatens hard-won peace, the entire continent unites for the first time in history. With war raging around her, Ula is forced to confront her feelings and face the most difficult decision of her life – to summon the courage to step out of her older sister’s shadow and seize control of her own fate.

This is the continuing story of the Daughters of Riverstone, a saga of women who are not content to stand by and allow a world of men to determine their destinies.

Author Bio:

Mandy received her B.S. in Zoology from Washington State University and an A.S. in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College. Clearly her life goals were not geared toward a career as an author. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician specializing in small animals. When she’s not saving lives, she’s weaving tales of strong women using their intelligence to pursue incandescent happy endings. The Rise of Riverstone is the debut novel in her medieval historical fantasy series, Daughters of Riverstone. She lives on the Washington Coast with her husband and their four children. Besides leaning uncomfortably over a computer screen, Mandy enjoys camping and hiking with her family, reading, and wearing out her dogs on the beach.

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Blog Tour: Scrooge’s Folly-Saving Jacob Marley

Scrooge’s Folly – Saving Jacob
David Weinberg

April 25, 2023
Old Fezziwig Press
294 pages

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David Weinberg’s Romantic Comedy Scrooge’s Folly – Saving Jacob Marley explores the relationship between Charles Dickens and his two best friends, Ebenezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley. Charitable merchant bankers, they refused to finance A Christmas Carol…which caused them to be turned into elderly curmudgeons in Dickens story. Scrooge eventually becomes a beloved father Christmas…but Marley is forever wrapped in chains. So much the laughingstock in London, his marriage and his happiness are destroyed. Even in the afterlife he hungers for redemption.

Award-winning, but down on her lucky playwright, Andrea Smilow, is commissioned by The Playhouse in Connecticut to save it from bankruptcy with a new work. When she arrives, she discovers that The Playhouse is inhabited by Jacob Marley’s spirit, and he wants her play to be about him…to set the story straight about how Dickens ruined his life with A Christmas Carol. Andrea comes to believe he needs is to be reunited with the spirit of Ebenezer Scrooge, who lives in the caretaker house. It is all Scrooge’s idea. He has been working with Andrea’s roommate, the most powerful witch in North America, to win a second life for Marley from God…and to get Marley and Andrea to fall in love.

Weinberg’s Scrooge’s Folly – Saving Jacob Marley will make you laugh and cry…and might just send you to your local bookstore or library to read how Dickens fictionalized his two best friends.

Author Bio:

David Weinberg is a screenwriter, songwriter, novelist and guitar player. Most recently he was a quarter- finalist in the 2022 Creative Screenwriting Pilot competition for his pilot entitled ‘Potus.’ He has a B.S. in Environmental Health from Quinnipiac University, and a Masters in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University. He is divorced and owns the two most spoiled cats in America.

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Blog Tour: I Know You

I Know You
Russel Govan
June 1, 2023
Guernica World Editions
250 pages

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Eilidh, bright, headstrong and feisty, gets sparkling exam results that confirm her university place. Her boyfriend reveals he has deceived her. In the ensuing argument she is knocked unconscious. She arrives in 1984, in an Ethiopian refugee camp, where she nurses a dying child, then a wounded aid worker before wakening back home in present-day Scotland. Three days later, at an isolated beauty spot trying to come to terms with her ex boyfriend’s betrayal and her experience in Ethiopia, she encounters Walter, who is in the early stages of dementia. He is there because of a tattoo on his wrist that simply states the date and location of the beauty spot. Eilidh recognizes Walter’s symptoms, takes him home and contacts his niece to come and collect him.

Over the following 48-hour period Eilidh finds herself transported to various locations in Europe and North America, and time periods from the previous fifty years. Each episode draws her further into an unexpected and unconventional romance. Eventually she travels to WW2 blitzed Liverpool and meets a fellow time-traveler who explains that Eilidh faces a decision with life and death consequences.

Author Bio: 

Russell Govan is a Scottish, Oxford-based author who started writing in 2015. His first novel was published in 2020. A second novel in the same genre is scheduled for late 2021. An extract from I Know You was shortlisted for the 2019 Grindstone International Short Story Prize.

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Blog Tour: Best’s Practices: Encouraging Confidence and Relationship-Building

Best’s Practices: Encouraging Confidence and Relationship-Building
Bianca Clark

December 3, 2022
Poshb Publishing
58 pages

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“Practicing what you learned today will help build your confidence, poise, and elegance. Always remember that this is what makes us the best!”

London, her older sister, Cierra or CeCe, and Malachi or Cai, their teenage brother, listened to their parents’ wise words and realized that the only way to improve, avoid common mistakes, and grow as a person would be to invest in themselves.

If you had to summarize this book’s main theme in a single quote, that would be it.

Introducing “Best’s Practices” By Bianca Clark: A Must-Read Motivation & Mentorship Book For Pre Teens Who Want To Develop Their Life Skills

This fun and educational personal growth book for teens is here to help teenagers and their parents gain an in-depth understanding of how to encourage confidence and promote personal development through the real-life scenarios and adventures of London and her family.

Top 3 Key Takeaways From This Inspirational Book For Teens:

Written for aspiring teens and parents alike, this book is a great conversation starter that provides all the essentials tools and resources you need to learn:

✅ How to improve your conversation and communication skills

✅ How to think outside the box and build your confidence

✅ How to handle being outside of your comfort zone

But Wait… That’s Not All!

Following the different situations that London, CeCe, and Cai find themselves in, you will be able to understand the psyche of a teenager with fears, aspirations, and inexperience and start conversations that will help:

✔️ Understand how to keep yourself motivated

✔️ Learn how to build a professional network and practice for a job interview

✔️ Discover how to prepare yourself for a difficult situation

✔️ Identify your professional strengths and weaknesses

✔️ Embrace yourself and learn daily affirmations that will boost your confidence

And The Best Part?

Instead of a self-development book that lists facts, this easy-to-read and entertaining book will help get the message across without boring your daughter, son, niece, nephew, or grandkids.

Author Bio: 

Bianca Clark is native to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor of Science in Marketing and her Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Cabrini University in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Bianca is an aerospace professional with a passion for writing and creating fun, diverse methods for skill learning and advancement. Bianca currently resides in Connecticut. 

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