Posted in Articles, Book Tour, Reviews, Uncategorized

Life After Death by TJ Graham – Book Review

Life After Death by TJ Graham is a story of a woman named Mackenzie Hill. Inspite of the recent death of her loving husband, she works hard to win a journalism award and raises three kids alone. She continues missing her husband. Sex crimes detective Keith Wilson is attracted towards Mackenzie. Though she rejects his invitations on a dinner date initially, she gives in but they part ways due to some differences. Dr. Andre Lang is a doctor who moves to Atlants to start afresh after the terrible murder of his wife and daughter. Mackenzie falls in love with Andre after few meetings. Little did Andre know that his past has never left him alone and now that the killer of his wife and daughter is after Mackenzie and her daughter.

The story is about the turn of events and if and how Andre saves Mackenzie from the killer. The story is engaging. Mackenzie’s character is very well built. I personally didn’t like the ending but after all, not all love stories have a happy ending, right?

Advertisements
Posted in Articles, Book Tour, Reviews, Uncategorized

The Gift of a Child by Donna K. Weaver

 
 
Award-winning author, wife, mother, grandmother, Harry Potter geek, Army veteran, karate black belt, and online gamer girl.
 
 
 

   
~ Facebook ~ Website ~
~ Amazon Bookbub ~
Twitter Pinterest Google+ ~
Recently widowed Rae Cavanaugh just survived the worst birthday of her life. She and her two young children must now face a holiday season filled with so many reminders of what they’ve lost. 
 
But when a coworker who’s raising his young nephew moves next door, Rae discovers that the support of a good friend, and the gift of a child, can bring back some of the joy of the season.
 
**A Novelette**
 
 
 
 
 
 
Snippet:
They
spent the afternoon sorting the boxes. That’d been another bit of Amelia’s
advice, marking the boxes by room. Rae had taken the children into Jayden’s
room while Dylan worked at setting up his computer and sound system in the
living room.
For
some reason, Beth had decided she wanted to play wherever he was. When he went
into the kitchen with a box, she’d followed him. Then he’d moved one to the
bathroom, and she’d tagged along. When he’d returned to the living room, his
little shadow came along. Rae had collected her for a diaper change, but then
Beth resumed her search for Dylan again.
He
paused, keyboard in hand, and watched the toddler playing with a toy. Was she
drawn to him because he was a man and she missed the man in her life? How did a
small child who couldn’t comprehend death handle the reality of it? All the
poor kid knew was that her daddy wasn’t there anymore.
 


To view our blog schedule and follow along with this tour visit our Official Event page
   

Posted in Articles, Book Tour, Reviews, Uncategorized

‘Blind Love’ by Shannon Heighton Hicks – Tour

Title: Blind Love
Author: Shannon Heighton Hicks
Series: Iron Back Warriors, book 1
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: November 16, 2018
Cover Designer: RMGraphX
 Add to TBR
Available now!
Amazon: US | UK | AU | CA
Recently widowed after twenty years of marriage, Claire Stewart moves to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to make a fresh start. She never expected to get involved with the Iron Back Warriors MC or two of its dangerous, compelling members.
Priest is a man apart, adrift since the death of his wife years ago. Now vice president of the MC his father founded, his pursuit of her makes her heart race. Then Priest is gone without a word, and she’s once again shattered… until she meets Ranger. Their instant attraction is electric, and when Ranger reveals that he wants Priest and Claire both, she finds herself plunged into a situation she never could have imagined.
But circumstances are not in their favor. When a stalker and Priest’s fears get in the way, will their delicate new relationship stand strong?
Available now!
“Man, you just don’t understand. She got to me. It was incredible. I didn’t know I could feel like that. It scared me.”
The ticking of the air conditioning unit was the only thing Priest heard at first. He’d started to look at his phone when Ranger replied.
“You should have told her. You crushed her. You don’t do that shit, man. She is not some throwaway club girl. They know the rules. They may hope the brother will change his mind, but it’s known.”
“Being with her was like being with you,” Priest whispered, shocking himself by making that admission.
“What?” Ranger asked.
“I’m serious. Being with both of you makes me feel whole. I have never felt like this before. Not even with….”
“Nina,” Ranger whispered.
“I didn’t tell Claire about her.”
“Fuck, man. You screwed this sideways quick. I don’t know what to say.”
“She’s beautiful, isn’t she?”
“Yeah. About the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.”
“Those eyes.”
“That hair.”
“I kissed her.”
Ranger huffed a laugh. “I kissed her. Seeing her again Saturday.”
Priest was silent.
“Brother, this is going to work. It will be different, but it will work.”
“You want to try with all three of us?” The thought was a turn-on.
“Yeah. I do.”

 

Raised in Central Virginia, Shannon Heighton Hicks loved to read and write stories from a very early age. Her grandmother would often take her to the Campbell County Public library, where Shannon would get stacks of books as tall as she was. She doesn’t read books, she devours them, as many as she can get in any genre.
Her love of reading and writing is nothing compared to her love for her family. Without them she never would have gotten as far as she has.
 Hot Tree Self-Publishing
Posted in Articles, Book Tour, Reviews, Uncategorized

Max’s Christmas Adventure & Max’s Midnight Adventure by Wendy Leighton-Porter

 

Dividing my time between homes in South-West France and Abu Dhabi, I live with my husband and our beautiful Tonkinese cat. I spent 20 years as a teacher of French, Latin and Classical studies, before a change of career led me to writing books for children instead.
Shadows from the Past is series of time-travel adventures, featuring 3 children and a rather special Tonkinese cat by the name of Max. I’m currently working on the tenth book in the series, The Shadow of the Witchfinder. Max also has a few solo adventures of his own to accompany the series.

As I take my young readers on a magical mystery tour through the past, I’m hoping that my love of history, myth and legend will rub off on them too.

 

 ~ Website ~
  
MAX’S ADVENTURES are spin-offs from my 
SHADOWS FROM THE PAST books.
A second solo adventure awaits Max the time-travelling Tonkinese cat in this Christmas short story. 
 
Invited to accompany a well-known figure on a whirlwind trip into the past, he sets off on a mission to search for something very precious to his owners Jemima and Joe Lancelot – their missing parents. 
 
The hunt reveals tantalising clues to this mystery and ends with a special surprise for the twins.

 

Max the talking Tonkinese cat has a third solo adventure in this seasonal short story.

What happens when the feline hero is trapped in the attic one night?

Will he escape the clutches of the Christmas fairy, a regiment of soldiers and three obstreperous French hens in time to enjoy a holiday with his family?
 

One thing’s for sure, the Twelve Days of Christmas will never seem quite the same again …



Snippet:
BOOK TWO: Jemima tipped the egg upside down, searching for some sort of clue. ‘Hey, there’s something written underneath.’ She stared at the base, puzzled by the strange symbols imprinted in the metal. Whichever way she looked at it, she couldn’t

 

make head nor tail of them.
 
BOOK THREE: ‘Your wish was made inside this attic and, as I’m the one on duty here with a magic wand, I got a call from the Ministry telling me to make it come true. Only problem is, my wand’s broken. And we all know whose fault that is, don’t we?’ The fairy glared accusingly at Max. ‘So you can wish all you like, pumpkin head, but I can’t help.’
 

 

To view our blog schedule and follow along with this tour visit our Part 1 Official Event page 
and
Part 2 Official Event page

 

 

Posted in Articles, Book Tour, Reviews, Uncategorized

Jaguar by C.A. Gray – Character Casting

Sometimes the person you lie to the most is yourself.
The Silver Six have blown the Renegades’ underground compound to bits, killing several of Rebecca’s best friends in the process—and to her horror, the boy Rebecca had convinced herself she loved for all these years was the one to betray them all. At the same time, General Specs, the company Liam was once slated to inherit, has developed a superintelligent robot called Jaguar which is quickly becoming godlike in her omniscience. As the remaining Renegades flee to their last bastion of safety in the Caribbean, Liam makes his way back to London, in a last ditch effort to convince his father to destroy Jaguar before it’s too late.
Rebecca, meanwhile, finally understands her own heart: she never loved Andy. He was merely a ‘safe’ choice who would never require anything of her. Liam, on the other hand, exasperating as he was, had seen past her defenses. All of his teasing and provoking had been his attempt to get her to be real with him—but the more he made her feel, the further she had retreated. She had even substituted her companion bot Madeline for real, deep human friendships, and for the same reason: she’d been avoiding love to protect herself from another loss like the one she had experienced when her father was killed for the Renegades’ cause. Ironically, she only realizes this once Liam is on his way to a similar fate.  But she’ll be damned if she lets him go without a fight.
This high stakes conclusion to the Uncanny Valley Trilogy envisions a world not too far off from our own, in which superintelligence is a reality, humanoid bots have supplanted human power and influence, and there are eyes watching and reporting our every move. If humanity is to survive, the Renegades will have to galvanize support across the globe, under the radar—and it will require every last bit of ingenuity they possess. But is attempting to outwit a superintelligent being really the answer? Or will it require something much more fundamentally human?
This is the third book in this series. 
Make sure you get all three books, so you don’t miss anything!!!
 

 

 

C.A. Gray is the author of the YA Fantasy PIERCING THE VEIL trilogy, as well as the YA Dystopian trilogy, THE LIBERTY BOX. By day, she is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD), with a primary care practice in Tucson, AZ. Additionally, she writes medical books under her real name.
Her favorite authors include J.K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins, and she also reads an exceptional amount of non-fiction. She is blessed with exceptionally supportive family and friends, and thanks God for them every single day!

 

Character Casting– Rebecca: 21, auburn/brown hair, greenish hazel eyes, pretty in a girl-next-
door kind of way. She can be bold, sarcastic, and yet timid in love. If she had a
verb, it would be “to perform” though — she’s an actress, very adept at hiding
her true emotions and conforming to others’ expectations of her. But in this
book she’s coming into her own.
– Liam: 25, dark hair, blue eyes — probably played by Liam Hemsworth
actually. Also bold and sarcastic, and his verb would be “to provoke.” He
constantly challenges the system and everyone’s expectations, and he pushes
Rebecca past her comfort zone.
– Francis: 23, long dark hair in a ponytail, pale, rarely smiles… think a young
Benedict Cumberbatch with long hair. He’s basically Sherlock Holmes: brilliant
but socially inept, but he learns to find his emotions in this book. His verb
would be “to brag”: he’s always telling everyone how awesome he is.
– Larissa: Red hair, ears that stick out, thick hornrim glasses, an expression sort
of like Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter. She’s a programmer but with the
heart of a dreamer. Her verbs might be to delight in, to imagine, or to
envision.
– Karen: Rebecca’s mother, in her 50s, and the head of the Renegades,
otherwise known as “M.” She’s got short auburn hair, she’s wiry and energetic,
rational, and basically always right. Her verbs would be to command, to
dictate, to instruct, or to control.
– Val: Mousy brown hair, heart-shaped face, very sweet looking. She’s the
perennial pleaser, heart on her sleeve. She’s Liam’s ex-girlfriend and still in
love with him. Her verb might be “to nourish”: she feeds everyone, she listens,
she decorates, she empathizes.
– Nilesh: Indian, dark hair, relatively slight build (also a programmer). But he’s
vivacious and excitable, always up for adventure.
– Mack: He’s dating Karen: white hair, about 10 yrs older than she is (so in his
60s) and in pretty good shape for a guy his age. He’s good with his hands, Mr.
Fix-It, but much more Type B compared to Karen. His verbs might be to
comfort, encourage, or support. He’s very dad-like to Rebecca (whose dad
passed away).
– Jaguar: She is the primary antagonist in the story. She’s A.I. superintelligence,
but in the form of a 20-something girl who is in many ways much like a toddler
emotionally. She is pouty and dangerous when she doesn’t get her way, but
her voice is musical and charming, and she’s obsessed with the color red.
– Madeline: Rebecca’s companion robot: she’s about a foot to two feet tall,
silver, and on wheels, with wide eyes that take up about half her face. She’s
the ideal empathic friend, reflecting back to Rebecca all of her emotions.

– Liam Senior: Liam’s father, and he’s the CEO of General Specs (think Apple or
Amazon in this world), so high powered, but rather cowardly when it comes to
his own life. He’s very handsome, a 50-something year old version of his son.

 

To view our blog schedule and follow along with this tour visit our Official Event page