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Monday, April 12, 2021

Release Week Blitz- IT HAPPENED ON THUNDER ROAD by @SusanAntonyCS With An Excerpt & #Giveaway! @WildRosePress

 

I am so excited that IT HAPPENED ON THUNDER ROAD by Susan Antony is available now and that I get to share the news!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for some a $10 Amazon GC courtesy of Susan & Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, check out the giveaway info below.

 

About The Book:

Title: IT HAPPENED ON THUNDER ROAD

Author: Susan Antony

Pub. Date: April 12, 2021

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Pages: 292

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org

When Emmy Russo returns to high school in Moncks Corner, South Carolina after summer break, she discovers some changes. First: Mom has a boyfriend. Second: the cute new student, Charlie Fields, is a Rockabilly greaser with a gang who obeys his every command. Third: attractive Keir Harper wants to be more than just her best friend. And fourth: a perplexed Emmy soon finds herself drawn to two extremely different boys. How do you choose between sweet and smoldering?

Then tragedy strikes on desolate Thunder Road. Strange things start happening, with Emmy in the middle of it all. Intent on finding the truth, she must fight for her heart, her life, maybe even her soul. Because someone wants to possess all of Emmy. And they will be together, no matter what the cost. For eternity.


Excerpt:

I hadn’t expected that. And I wasn’t sure I wanted to respond. The old me, the good girl from New Jersey, wouldn’t have choked. She would have told Charlie to take a hike. But the new me didn’t want to let him go.

What was it about this strange boy with greased hair that attracted me so?

“What’s the matter, New Jersey? Cat got your tongue?”

My face flushed. “Why don’t you quit asking me ridiculous questions and do something that you’re good at?”

“What’s that?”

“Drive, Teddy Boy.”

One of Charlie’s brows tipped upward in a cocky salute. His knuckles whitened as he gripped the T-shifter, while rivers of veins formed on his muscular forearm. With a look of steely determination etched on his face, he slammed the shifter into first gear and jammed the accelerator pedal to the floor. The car rocketed forward. My head slammed against the seatback, and I dug my nails into the black tuck and roll upholstery.

“You scared, New Jersey?” Charlie asked, his eyes aflame.

“No,” I said as the blood left my face.

“Then hang on, baby, ’cause you’re about to go for the ride of your life.”

 

About Susan:

Susan Antony is an IT by day, hip-shaker and writer by night, artist whenever possible, and an internet addict. She lives in the sunny south with her teenage son and two Cairn Terriers. Cherokee Summer placed first in the Missouri Romance Writers of America "Gateway to the Best" contest, was a 2019 OKRWA finalist, was a 2020 Author Shout Recommended Read, took 1st in the 2020 Write Touch Readers Award, and took the bronze metal in the 2020 Readers Favorite Contest.

 

It Happened on Thunder Road placed 1st in The Southeastern Writers Association 2020 Contest.

 

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a $10 Amazon GC, International.


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Blog Tour- CURSES OF SCALE by @SD_Reeves With An Excerpt & #Giveaway!

 

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the CURSES OF SCALE by S.D. Reeves Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: CURSES OF SCALE

Author: S.D. Reeves

Pub. Date: November 15, 2017

Publisher: Riversong Books

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 297

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBDBookshop.org

Sixteen-year-old Niena wants nothing more than to attend an elite bardic college, but when the dragon that shattered the empire awakens again she finds herself on the run, through the fey realm of Fairhome, to the city where she was born. On her trail are her army veteran grandfather, thrown into a commander's role he doesn't want, the lord of the fairies, trying to steer her to his own ends, and the husband she won't meet for fifteen years. If she kills the dragon, she'll save everyone she holds dear. But if she kills the dragon, she's cursed instead to become it.

 

Curses of Scale is the 2018 First Place Winner of Red City Review's Young Adult Category, and an Official Selection of the 2018 New Apple Literary Awards. It also has the distinction of being a finalist in the following awards:

  • Chanticleer's Ozma Fantasy Award
  • Readers' Favorite General Fantasy
  • Wishing Shelf Young Adult

"★★★★ Curses of Scale is a coming of age tale with a lot to say about life and taking charge of one's destiny in the search for independence. " -Reader's Favorite

 

"★★★★★ Curses of Scale is a Pandora's box of world-building elements, and Reeves shows great skill at parceling out the pieces of lore and mystery thattoday's fantasy readers crave. Readers will be sure to enjoy this crafty, utterly transportive novel."

- Red City Review


Excerpt

 

Twin pinpricks of light blur into the marsh. Marny rubs his tired eyes, the fog always makes it hard to see anything. Though after ten years up in this tower, he didn’t need the long glass to recognise a carriage from Kimbesh.

 

“Look at my hands Cap, I can barely move em. S’like they’re covered in syrup.”

 

Ten years. Hardly how the old man thought he’d be spending his retirement; Captain of the the poorest militia in what was once the empire, and stuck in a crumbling tower listening to a new-horn whine.

 

“So damn cold, my mug is steaming, see that?”

 

“Not the only thing steaming up here, you pile of shit,” Marny growls.

 

The trim of his bluecoat dusts the stone where he spins. But there isn’t much room up on this side of the tower to pace. Two other soldiers huddle around the beacon light in the centre. Marny scowls at them, before turning back towards the countryside with a sigh. Gnarled hands work at the cold that needles his joints.

 

“Worthless bunch of cast offs,” he mumbles, and someone coughs behind him. This day has been a long one; born in the morning, and still not put to bed. And there is a creeping feeling of unease that has been with him almost all night.

 

Marny scratches his nose. Only the moon is out, its ample body becoming half-hidden by a porridge of clouds. The other lights have fully retreated - and everything else too. As if the stars might be children, caught red-handed past their bedtime. All of the toys, all of the games have been snatched away, leaving only that one forgotten lamp and the sheet they hid under.

 

The clop of boots from a heavy-set man tells him all he needs to know about who is approaching. “Gab,” he says.

 

“Don’t tell me you’re up here complaining again like an old woman?” Gabin says from the top of a ladder. Of the men here the quartermaster is the finest and most warmly dressed. His blue coat has been neatly ironed, and there are no stains on the grey wool shirt. Though the size of his girth emerging out of the trap door to the main room below, doesn’t flatter.

 

“I’ve been stuck up in this mud hole for a week shitting in my helmet,” the old man answers back, head cocked. “You can bugger it.”

 

About S.D. Reeves:

Stephen Reeves was born in 1980 in Huntsville, Alabama. He currently resides in Switzerland with an undetermined number of cats greater than zero, and a propensity for nonsense. On those cold nights where the wind steams off snowbanks, he is known to write award-winning fantasy novels. And curse his wife's cold feet.

 

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card and an eBook of CURSES OF SCALE, International.

2 winners will win an eBook of CURSES OF SCALE, International.


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Friday, April 2, 2021

Blog Tour- THE RECLAIMED KINGDOM By Dana Claire With An Excerpt & #Giveaway!

 

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE CONNECTION by Dana Claire Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:


Title:
 THE CONNECTION (The Blood-Light Trilogy #1)

Author: Dana Claire

Pub. Date: November 24, 2020

Publisher: Chamberlain Publishing House

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 241

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org, Get a signed copy from Dana’s site

Beatrice Walker thought she lived in a normal world—that is until she learned she’s a living hostel for an alien energy source, and apparently the answer to preventing extinction.

Bea has no memory of her last moments with her mother. The week they’d gone missing is a complete mystery. Suddenly moved back to her hometown with her father, Bea has rekindled her friendship with her two best friends—and seems to have caught the attention of an arrogant, yet gorgeous boy named Cash Kingston. But there’s more to Cash than his annoying attitude and good looks. Cash isn’t human, and he’s now in charge of protecting Bea from those who know what she keeps safe inside her: the energy source that once belonged to his murdered girlfriend.

Tensions mount as Bea learns her energy source must be paired with the one Cash holds to protect both their planets from an imminent threat. But what Bea doesn’t realize is there’s more to her than being human a host, that her feelings for Cash are not just a prophetic plan that will save their planets, and that the fate of everything lies in her choices.

 




An excerpt from the Connection:

I closed the distance to a sliver of space and pressed my lips to his. As the hum inside of me intensified, I sunk my fingers into his flesh, gripping at his hard biceps. Responding to me, he coaxed my lips open, but instead of kissing me, he breathed me in. My senses whirled as my finger traveled up and around his neck, pulling him in closer. Desire fluttered in my stomach while his hands gripped my hips tighter. A small whimper of pleasure escaped from my mouth as Cash caught my lower lip between his teeth. He lifted me up. My legs wrapped around his waist while my thighs tightened above his hips. His hands gripped my back, pulling me closer to his body.

Our faces pulled apart as our eyes locked. Something between us changed, had been changing.

I slid down Cash’s body never breaking eye contact. As my feet landed on the ground, Cash attempted to back away. His eyes were intense and searing. His irises changed into a hundred colors, more than I’ve ever seen before. Then, as if all the colors had melded into one, all I saw was purple. The color called to me. Touch him, a voice inside me said. Touch him. Become one.

My pointer and middle finger reached for his chest and pressed into his diamond-shaped scar. I don’t know why I did it. But what I felt next would change my life for eternity. Energy coursed through my veins bubbling to my fingers, melting their tips into Cash’s flesh. I couldn’t release them, nor did I want to. I was adjoined to him; my flesh was his with no beginning or end to either of us. And then, as if lightning had struck me, my wrists and ankles felt like they were on fire, and I screamed. Bloodcurdling screams.

 

 

About Dana Claire: 

When author Dana Claire had several poems published as an elementary school student, she was hooked and writing became her passion. A shared dream of hers and her mother’s, she promised her dying mother that she would become a published author and that dream has been realized with The Connection.

Dana believes that a good story is made through strong character development; when readers become attached to the characters’ emotional state and are invested in their objectives. She believes that the beauty of reading is that one can live a hundred lives within the stories of books. Her own stories come to her in her dreams, and she wakes up with book ideas.

Dana’s family is very supportive of her writing and the creativity and sentiment driving it. Enjoying bicoastal living between Los Angeles and New York, Dana says she “lives the best romance in the world being married to the most amazing man she could ever ask for.” The Connection was her debut YA novel, the first volume in the Blood-Light trilogy. The Reclaimed Kingdom is her second novel.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win an $75 Amazon GC, International.


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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

4/1/2021

Rockstar Book Tours

Kickoff Post

4/2/2021

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt

4/3/2021

BookHounds YA

Interview

Week Two:

4/3/2021

BookHounds

Instagram Post

4/4/2021

Lisa-Queen of Random

Excerpt

4/5/2021

Amani’s Reviews

Review

4/5/2021

meetcuteromancebooks

Instagram Post

4/6/2021

Jaime's World

Excerpt

4/7/2021

A Dream Within A Dream

Excerpt

4/8/2021

Shelf Love

Review

4/9/2021

Jaimerockstarbooktours

Instagram Post

4/10/2021

Fire and Ice

Review 

Week Three:

4/11/2021

Jillpiscitello.com

Excerpt

4/12/2021

Jazzy Book Reviews

Review

4/13/2021

Moonlight Rendezvous

Review

4/14/2021

My Fictional Oasis

Review

4/14/2021

My Fictional Oasis

Instagram Post

4/15/2021

Books and Zebras @jypsylynn

Instagram Post/Spotlight

4/16/2021

I'm Shelfish

Review

4/16/2021

I'm Shelfish

Instagram Post

4/17/2021

michellemengsbookblog

Review

Week Four:

4/18/2021

Kay’s Litish

Review

4/19/2021

BookishKelly2020

Instagram Post

4/20/2021

celiamcmahonreads

Review

4/20/2021

celiamcmahonreads

Instagram Post


Monday, March 29, 2021

Blog Tour- THE ROAD OF RESISTANCE by @Iron_Bars With A Playlist & #Giveaway! @WahidaClark, & @RockstarBkTours

 

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE ROAD OF RESISTANCE by Chase Bolling Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: THE ROAD OF RESISTANCE (Vanguard #1)

Author: Chase Bolling

Pub. Date: November 27,2020

Publisher: Wahida Clark Presents Publishing, LLC

Formats: Paperback

Pages: 350

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazon, B&N, TBDBookshop.org

Read the novel hailed as " Stirring, gritty, connected, and epic. A great read!" by Christian Cameron! When a rogue artificial intelligence makes medieval weapons the only weapons, and America spirals into collapse, a former gang member finds himself leading his inner-city community in a harrowing fight for their lives, after hate groups and corrupt police attack their home!

When Chessed woke up to prepare for work, he never expected his day to end in blood and triumph. When hate groups and corrupt police threaten his home, Chessed uses his love of history, fantasy books, and martial arts, along with his criminal past to lead his community in battle against tyranny!

If you loved books like Game of Thrones, or books like The Hunger Games, this contemporary fantasy is a must read! With action like The Witcher, and perspective like The Coldest Winter Ever, The Road of Resistance is perfect for fans of Octavia Butler, Brandon Sanderson or Sarah J Maas! Penned by African American Fiction rising star Chase Bolling, this epic fantasy delivers a unique blend of romance, military fiction & sword and sorcery, to create an almost arthurian, grimdark tale of a political uprising in the inner city!

With a cast of diverse characters, the heart of a Tom Clancy political thriller, and the soul of a Bernard Cornwell historical fiction, The Vanguard series is a must have addition to any sci-fi/fantasy lovers bookshelf, and sure to be among your top 10 dystopian novels or top 10 post apocalyptic books! Get your copy today!

 

Book Playlist

  • Holliday, Styles P
  • Clean Livin’, Thug Poet
  • Load My Gun, Dave East and The Lox
  • Welcome to the Jungle, Guns & Roses
  • The Omen, The Lox
  • CREAM, WU TANG
  • Princes of the Universe, Queen
  • My Life, Styles P & Pharaoh Monch
  • You, Jacquees
  • Da Cook up, Sheek Pouch Jadakiss, Dave East
  • Focus, HER
  • WHEN WE, TANK
  •  Safari, J. Balvin
  • African and Indigenous American tribal music
  • Dope House, Chinx, Jadakiss
  • First Day Out, Tee Grizzly
  • Triumph, Wu Tang
  • Been A Goon, Albee Al
  • Lean on Me, Bill Withers
  • Believe Me, Young Money
  • All I Want is You, Miguel, J Cole
  • To My Bed, Chris Brown
  • Here Without You,Three Doors Down
  • Oats in the Water, Ben Howard
  •  Rolling in the Deep, Adele
  •  What We Do, Freeway Jay-Z, Beanie Siegal
  • Run This Town, Jay- Z, Rhianna
  • Major Key, Nas DJ, Khaled
  • My Crown, 50 Cent
  • Gangsta Don’t Play, Fabolous
  • Stand By Me , Ben E. King
  • Feeling Good,Nina Simone
  • My Mother Told Me, Viking Folksong
  • Privacy, Chris Brown
  • Bad Blood, NAO
  • Special Affair, The Internet

 

About Chase:

Chase E.F. Bolling has also published as Chase Bolling.

You can say Chase is a father, revolutionary, and author in that order. Born and raised in Bridgeport, CT and he grew up in a proud Afro-indigenous family with strong roots to the military, activism, and public service. Surrounded by strong BIPOC women, his grandmother, mother and aunt were all heavily involved in local politics. While Chase spent his youth a delightful contradiction pretty much being Huey and Riley of the Boondocks at the same time. His mom did her best, and made sure he was cultured, educated and raised with a W.E.B Dubois-esque talented tenth, sense of responsibility. She kept him around good mentors, and even made him take etiquette classes...but there was and likely still is a hoodlum streak a mile wide. While on one side Chase was always well read, well spoken, with a firm belief in the edification of his community, a youth involved with street gangs and other illegal activities and he found himself in trouble...often. He played football, lacrosse and got into historical martial arts which Chase still practices to this day. He spent years in the indie hip-hop scene as The Legendary Thug Poet, until a near fatal car accident left me with a traumatic brain injury. Now he mainly sticks to activism and being an author, and now proudly serves as director of SF/For the Culture the fantasy, sci-fi, and speculative fiction side of W. Clark Publishing!

 

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a $10 Amazon Gift Card, International.


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