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TALES OF YOSEMITE by Jonathan Williams | @GoddessFish Presents #Fiction $20 GC #Giveaway

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Blurb Blitz Tour for Tales of Yosemite by Jonathan Williams, available now. The book will be FREE during the tour.
Be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found by clicking on the banner below and at the bottom of this post.




Tales of Yosemite
by Jonathan Williams

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GENRE: Fiction

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A land of vast beauty and constant change, Yosemite National Park never ceases to amaze and inspire its visitors. And fiction writer Jonathan Williams, an avid camper and fan, is no exception. In four charming short stories, he captures the Park’s diverse landscape and unique wilderness, using it as backdrop in all its glory to tell his tales.

“The Condor Suit” tells the story of Tim whose life-long dreams of flying prompts him to move to a small town in the foothills of the Sierra to pursue his quest: building a bird suit and flying into the Park. In “Dog Lake,” a young boy on a Yosemite camping trip falls into the lake and disappears, only to discover another world lurking beneath its surface, and the lake magically comes to life. “The Rescue” tells the story of a hiker, and the unusual relationship he forms with a bear and her cub in the park. And with “The Old Man in the Sierra,” visitors in Yosemite National Park encounter a strange man leaving them wondering if he is the Park’s notorious mystery man? Does he exist, or is he the stuff of everyone’s imagination, and simply part legend, part ghost?




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EXCERPTS:

Condor Suit:
"Tim was about twenty four miles into the flight and passing the main Park entrance when he noticed something strange.  His vision became clearer, and things became brighter."

Dog Lake:
"Nathan found himself in a large empty room surrounded by water.  He carefully touched one of the glass walls, and his fingerprints smeared."

The Rescue:
"Instinctively, I made as much noise as possible, and blew my whistle but the mountain lion continued toward me."

The Old Man and the Sierra:
"The Old Man stood drenched, his outback hat offering little protection. His eyes closed, he faced the gales, the rain striking his weathered face, and he opened his mouth to the downpour."



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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Jonathan Williams has worked in Information Technology for over twenty years. He has spent most of his career working in the Financial and Pharmaceutical \ Biotech sectors. He specializes in Database Management Systems.




The book will be FREE during the tour.


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GIVEAWAY

Jonathan Williams will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.



TOUR PARTICIPANTS


March 6: Fabulous and Brunette
March 7: Rogue's Angels
March 8: BooksChatter
March 9: Unabridged Andra
March 10: Casey M's Corner
March 13: Blog of Jacey Holbrand
March 14: The Silver Dagger Scriptorium
March 15: Long and Short Reviews
March 16: Deal Sharing Aunt
March 17: This and That Book Blog
March 17: EskieMama Reads
March 20: fuonlyknew
March 21: The Certifiable Wenches
March 22: Booklove - review
March 23:
Books, Dreams,Life
March 24: Readeropolis
March 27: Reviews by Crystal
March 28: Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
March 29: Book Lover Promo
March 30: Natural Bri - review
March 31:
Books Direct - review

Author Q&A + Bookmark #Giveaway | CONJURING ZEPHYR by D. Lieber | GoddessFish Presents #Fantasy #Romance

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Name Before the Masses Tour for Conjuring Zephyr by D. Lieber, a Fantasy Romance available now from Black Rose Writing.

Be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better you chances of winning. The tour dates can be found by clicking the banner or at the bottom of the post.




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Conjuring Zephyr
by D. Lieber

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GENRE: Fantasy Romance

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Retreating underground to escape a devastating ice age, humans build a new society. When magic is discovered and harnessed for survival, the citizens of Terrenus establish theories and principles of how to use it.

Kai Stephenson is determined to prove magical principles aren’t set in stone. Having lost her younger brother in a tragic accident, she will ensure such accidents never harm anyone else. She enrolls at the most elite university to gain the knowledge she needs to achieve her goal. Overconfident that living as a boy at an all-boys university will only be a minor inconvenience, Kai is convinced her classmates will never discover that she’s a woman. After all, women aren’t capable of higher forms of magic, and her boyish figure certainly doesn’t hurt her disguise.

Hiding her true identity becomes a problem when her new friends start to awaken her repressed sexuality.


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EXCERPT:

“Ms. Nord, this is Mr. Breshire. Mr. Breshire, Ms. Nord,” I introduced them.

Ryn bent over Patti’s hand stiffly. “Ms. Nord,” he said coolly.

“Mr. Breshire.” Patti tried to smile but faltered in the chilly atmosphere.

Ms. Shale pierced the silence that followed. “Mr. Stephenson, I do hope your mother will be well soon.” I looked at her, confused.

“My mother is taking good care of her, Eliza,” Patti saved. “We are neighbors,” Patti explained to Ryn’s puzzled expression. He rearranged his features to look bored.

Ms. Shale continued to be solicitous about the details of my life. What do I study? Where did I grow up? Do I have any siblings? Do I like art? Music? What have I read?

The longer this went on, the more Ryn’s mask of boredom slipped. Finally, he slammed his cup in his saucer. We all stared at him.

“I need more tea,” he explained angrily and stomped from the room. I asked the ladies to excuse me, promising to say goodbye before we left, and went after him. He plowed past Leif as he was returning from his garden walk. I pursued him outside. He walked quickly to a secluded part of the garden, unaware that I was following. Facing a corner where two garden walls met, he stood tensely, clenching his fists.

I grabbed his shoulder. “What was that about?” I demanded.

“Why did you follow me, Kie?”

“I was worried. What’s wrong?”

“You should have stayed inside.” He spun around and pinned my back to the wall. He towered over me, eyes closed and breathing hard.


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AUTHOR INTERVIEW:

How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?
My least favorite character is Master Hart, the Introduction to Magical Theory professor. He is a sexist jerk who represents all those in society who tell little girls they are intrinsically less than boys. In this world, he symbolizes traditional thought. It’s through the other characters’ reactions that the reader sees perhaps Terrenus is ready for a change.

If you could change ONE thing about your novel, what would it be? Why?
I’m sure every writer has something he or she would change given the chance. It’s really difficult to let go and accept that it will never be perfect. If I could change only one thing about Conjuring Zephyr, I think I would add a flashback of Kai’s tragic event rather than her describing it.

Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?
I do a lot of crafting and cosplay. I love renaissance faires and comic and anime conventions. Recently, most of my costuming time has been dedicated to steampunk. Wisconsin has quite a few steampunk events, and my friends at the Kenosha Steampunk Society and I spend a lot of time preparing for them.

How can we contact you or find out more about your books?
You can contact me through my website (www.dlieber.com). There is a contact page, but you can also leave questions/comments on any of my blog posts. You can go to my Facebook (www.facebook.com/dlieberwriting) and send me a message, or you can connect with me on Google+ (https://plus.google.com/u/0/104888677638799758601). You could also send me a direct email (contact@dlieber.com). As for finding out more about my books and what I’m up to, any of those media will work. However, my website is probably the best and most organized way, you can even subscribe to my newsletter and have monthly updates delivered to your email.  

What can we expect from you in the future?
More fantasy and more romance! The next book readers are likely to see is my steampunk fantasy adventure about a half-fae who is exiled to the modern-day steampunk human realm. More details to follow soon.

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
Tell your friends! Post, tweet, and share about it. Leave a review on Goodreads, Amazon and the Barnes and Noble website. Then, lend it to your friends and have them do the same. Spread the word in any way you can. If you don’t want to do all that, just let me know you enjoyed it. While I may write for my own fulfillment, I share my stories with the world so they can share in that joy. It gets me fired up to know I gave someone happiness, that my work made them see the world in a different light, or made them question or think.

Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?
Steel your heart. Rejection is part of the process. Have the perseverance and will to keep going, even when there doesn’t seem to be any hope. If you do get a contract offer, do your research. Don’t just accept the first one that comes along. There are tons of resources out there for authors to help them make author-friendly contracts. Negotiation is part of the process, too. Above all, do it for the love. I’m not saying you can’t make money writing. But if you do it because you love to do it, you can’t lose.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

D. writes stories she wants to read. Her love of the worlds of fiction led her to earn a Bachelor’s in English from Wright State University.

When she isn’t reading or writing, she’s probably hiking, crafting, watching anime, Korean television or old movies. She may also be getting her geek on while planning her next steampunk cosplay with friends.

She lives in Wisconsin with her husband (John), retired guide dog (Samwise) and cat (Yin).

Links
Website: www.dlieber.com

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GIVEAWAY

D. Lieber will be awarding a handmade bookmark (International Giveaway) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


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January 12: Christine Young
January 19: Romance Author Hear Me Roar
January 26: T's Stuff
February 2: Book Giveaways
February 9: Books,Dreams,Life
February 16: EskieMama Reads
February 23: BooksChatter
March 2: The Silver Dagger Scriptorium
March 9: The Avid Reader - review
March 16:
Laurie's Interviews and Reviews
March 23: Readeropolis
March 30: Long and Short Reviews

OFF THE BEADIN' PATH by @JanPeac | Cozy #Mystery + #Giveaway | GREAT ESCAPES BOOK TOURS

Off the Beadin' Path by Janice Peacock

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Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series
Vetrai Press (March 11, 2017)
230 Pages
E-Book ASIN: B01N6FUCPN



Jax O’Connell and her friend Tessa have no idea what challenges await them when they head to the small town of Carthage to take a glass blowing class with Marco De Luca, a famous Italian glass artist. While Jax loves melting glass to make beads, she discovers that standing in front of the glass furnace’s inferno frightens her.

After the first night of class, Tessa sees a dead body through the water-streaked window of the studio. The next morning there’s no sign of Marco—dead or alive—and one of the studio owners is also missing. The local sheriff doesn’t take the disappearance seriously, so Jax and Tessa take matters into their own hands.

Jax must face her fears to find the body, track down the clues, and uncover the killer—and do it all before another life is shattered.

Off the Beadin’ Path is the third book in the Glass Bead Mystery series.

About The Author

Janice Peacock decided to write her first mystery novel after working in a glass studio full of colorful artists who didn't always get along. They reminded her of the odd, and often humorous, characters in the murder mystery books she loved to read. Inspired by that experience, she combined her two passions and wrote High Strung: A Glass Bead Mystery, launching a new cozy mystery series featuring glass beadmaker Jax O'Connell.

When Janice isn't writing about glass artists-turned-amateur-detectives, she makes glass beads using a torch, designs one-of-a-kind jewelry, and makes sculptures using hot glass. An award-winning artist, her work has been exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, the Glass Museum of Tacoma, WA, and in private collections worldwide.

Janice lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, two cats, and twelve chickens. She has a studio full of beads...lots and lots of beads.

Author Links
Webpage - www.janicepeacock.com, Facebook - www.facebook.com/JanPeac, GoodReads - www.goodreads.com/JanicePeacock, @JanPeac on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest
Purchase Link: Amazon





Tour Participants

March 15 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews - REVIEW, INTERVIEW
March 15 – My Journey Back - REVIEW
March 16 – StoreyBook Reviews - CHARACTER GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY
March 16 – Babs Book Bistro - SPOTLIGHT
March 17 – Books,Dreams,Life - INTERVIEW, SPOTLIGHT
March 18 – Sleuth Cafe - REVIEW, GIVEAWAY
March 18 – My Reading Journeys - SPOTLIGHT
March 19 – Island Confidential - CHARACTER INTERVIEW
March 20 – Celticlady's Reviews - SPOTLIGHT
March 21 – Varietats - REVIEW
March 21 – Queen of All She Reads - GUEST POST
March 22 – Book Babble – REVIEW
March 22 – Readeropolis - SPOTLIGHT
March 23 – A Blue Million Books - INTERVIEW
March 23 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW
March 24 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book - REVIEW, GIVEAWAY

SECOND CHANCE MARQUESS by Jessica Jefferson | @GoddessFish & @JessicaJ Present GC Giveaways + Historical #Romance

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Blast Tour for SECOND CHANCE MARQUESS by Jessica Jefferson, an Historical Romance available now from Dragonblade Publishing.

The book is on sale for $0.99.





Second Chance Marquess

by Jessica Jefferson


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GENRE: Historical Romance

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BLURB:

When Wilhemina Turner’s younger sister runs off with a young Lothario, she has no choice but to turn to the notorious rake who broke his promise and her heart, for assistance. George Bartlett, the Marquess of Chesterton, hasn’t forgotten the woman who hurt him so many years ago, but can’t deny her request, knowing that his brother’s reputation, and fortune, is at risk. A series of misfortunes leave the straight-laced widow and committed bachelor stranded, sharing both close quarters and old secrets. But when morning comes, will this unlikely pair find a second chance at love?


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EXCERPT:

“Are you accusing Kitty of going after your brother for his money?”

“She wouldn’t be the first.”

Willie set her jaw firmly, just as she always had when she was angry. “A decade later and you’re still following your father’s example. You still think the worst of women, don’t you?”

“I’m simply waiting to be proven wrong.”

“You were,” she said quietly, almost too low for him to hear.

“Once, Willie, and even that’s debatable. Every woman after you has fulfilled my lowest expectations.”

She looked away, a pale blush spread across the creamy pale skin of her chest. “Mrs. Turner,” she reminded him, facing him once again. “Kitty’s not like that. She doesn’t need his money.”

“Both your parents are gone and last time I knew, you hadn’t a penny to your name. How can she not need my brother’s money?”

“Because I make sure she’s taken care of. I’d do anything for that girl, no matter how silly or naïve she is. She’s still mine to take care of.” She jutted her chin proudly, just as she always had. George had to remind himself that this was no longer the stubborn, hopeful young woman he once knew, but a strong, experienced widow standing before him.

“Mr. Turner left you comfortable then?”

“My finances are none of your concern. We are doing quite well considering our circumstance.”

He found that hard to believe. “Beg your pardon, Mrs. Turner, but a vicar and a viscount are two very different things. Now, if you don’t mind, I’ll need to get on the road soon. I heard mention that there might be a great deal of rain coming, possibly snow, and I doubt the weather will hold off much longer.” He turned his back to her and continued gathering the necessary items from around the study.

“I can’t allow you to go by yourself,” Wilhelmina protested, ignoring his less than subtle hint that their discussion had ended. “There’s no way I could possibly trust you to address this situation fairly after the unwarranted judgement you’ve already made regarding Kitty’s character.”

“It’s only unwarranted if it’s not true and that remains to be seen, now doesn’t it?”

“I won’t let you do it, George.”

The use of his given name stopped him cold. He took a deep breath, then turned to her, arms folded across his chest. “What exactly do you propose I do then, Mrs. Turner?”

“Take me with you.”


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Jessica Jefferson makes her home in Almost-Chicago with her husband, two young daughters, French bulldog Lulu, and English bulldog Pete.  When she's not busy trying to find middle-ground between being a modern career woman and Suzy-Homemaker, she loves to watch "Real Housewives of [insert city here]" and performing unnecessary improvements to her home and property.

Jessica writes Regency-era historical romance with a modern twist where she invites her readers to fall in love with romance again.

Links and social media:




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GIVEAWAY 

Jessica will be awarding a $25 and a $50 Amazon or B/N GC to two randomly drawn winners via rafflecopter during the tour.

OLD BONES DON'T DIE by @lesleydiehl | #Mystery + #Giveaway | GREAT ESCAPES BOOK TOURS


Old Bones Never Die by Lesley A. Diehl

 

Series: Eve Appel Mystery (Book 5)
Publisher: Camel Press (March 15, 2017)
Paperback: 272 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1603813174

Synopsis


Just before Walter Egret is killed in a hit-and-run, he phoned his half-brother Sammy to report that he'd unearthed their missing father's pocket watch, along with a pile of human bones. The project is put on hold until it can be determined if the site is an Indian burial ground. Then the bones disappear.

Now Sammy and his brother's three orphaned children want Eve Appel to go pro, applying her innate snoopiness to the trade of private investigator.

Eve already has her hands full with her two consignment stores. What is she going to do? Sammy and Walter are Miccosukee Indians, and Walter was employed as a backhoe operator on a construction site for a sportsmen's resort. Was Walter's death murder or an accident? If the bones belong to Sammy's father, how did they get there? Delving into these mysteries, Eve is aided by her usual crew of friends and family. This adventure will not only up the stakes for Eve as an investigator, but it will also open her eyes to life possibilities she never imagined.

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About The Author

Lesley retired from her life as a professor of psychology and reclaimed her country roots by moving to a small cottage in the Butternut River Valley in upstate New York.  In the winter she migrates to old Florida—cowboys, scrub palmetto, and open fields of grazing cattle, a place where spurs still jingle in the post office, and gators make golf a contact sport.  Back north, the shy ghost inhabiting the cottage serves as her literary muse.  When not writing, she gardens, cooks and renovates the 1874 cottage with the help of her husband, two cats and, of course, Fred the ghost, who gives artistic direction to their work.

She is the author of a number of mystery series (Microbrewing Series, Big Lake Mystery Series, Eve Appel Mystery Series and the Laura Murphy Mysteries), a standalone mystery (Angel Sleuth) and numerous short stories.   

Visit her on
Her website:  www.lesleyadiehl.com
Twitter: @lesleydiehl
                                             Purchase Link: Amazon  



Tour Participants

March 16 – My Journey Back – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY  
March 17 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT
March 18 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT
March 18 – Queen of All She Reads - REVIEW, GUEST POST
March 19 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW
March 20 – A Blue illion Books - CHARACTER GUEST POST
March 21 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT
March 21 – Books Direct – GUEST POST
March 22 – Bibliophile Reviews -  REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
March 22 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – SPOTLIGHT
March 23 – Rainy Day Reviews - REVIEW
March 24 – Island Confidential - CHARACTER INTERVIEW, SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY
March 25 – Lori's Reading Corner – GUEST POST
March 26 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY   March 26 – Cassidy's Bookshelves – REVIEW
March 27 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW
March 27 – Babs Book Bistro – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY  
March 28 – Sleuth Cafe – GUEST POST
March 28 – Author Annette Drake's blog – INTERVIEW
March 29 – My Reading Journeys – INTERVIEW
March 29 – The Book's the Thing – SPOTLIGHT  

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