Monday, May 17, 2021

#Spotlight on Wreckless by Katie Golding + #Giveaway

About the Book

Moto Grand Prix #2
by Katie Golding

Format: 416 pages, Mass Market Paperback
Expected publication: May 25, 2021 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 9781728245492 
She is my rival. My Tigrotta. My dearest enemy...and the greatest love of my life.
But this, I can never let her know.

I've spent years as a professional motorcycle racer vying to prove myself to the world, even as I fought to save my family from the clutches of a man who would like nothing more than to see me fail. He's not the only one. My Lorina—America's Sweetheart Lorelai Hargrove—would also like me to eat her dust.

But this is the game we play. She pretends she hates me, and I wind her up as I pretend she's not all I think about. And yet after a deadly wreck, her confidence is so shaken, my Lorina needs me to stop being her favorite enemy and remind her there is a tiger within who will do anything to win. That I want to spend the rest of my life chasing her to that finish line again and again and again.

If only the battle to make it to the podium didn't cost us everything our hearts desire.

Friday, May 14, 2021

#Audiobook #Giveaway --- The Mars Strain by A.C. Anderson!


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About the Book

Audiobook cover of THE MARS STRAIN. Red bands along top and bottom with Recorded Books white label at the top. The image is the Red Planet surrounded by faint viral-like organisms floating around it. Author name A.C. Anderson in white, the title is orange that fades to red, and below is red type: Narrated by Morgan Hallett

The Mars Strain

by A.C. Anderson

a Sci-Fi Thriller with Romance

Format: Audiobook 10 hrs, 28 min

Released April 27th, 2021 by Recorded Books

We’ve colonized Mars, but we never should’ve come back.

When the first astronauts of the Mars Colony returned to Earth, they brought a mysterious, metal box they had found half-buried in the red dirt, called the Mars Cube. The scientists assigned to uncover its secrets tested it, scanned it, tried to blow it up, and everything in between. Then they accidentally opened it.

Biosafety level-4 laboratories, BSL4, hold the most deadly viruses on the Earth, and Juliet handled them daily. Her research at the CDC landed her a position on the Mars Cube Investigative Team in the world’s only BSL-5 lab. The only drawback: Her ex was one of the astronauts that brought back the Cube.

What was held inside the Cube shouldn’t have gotten out. It shouldn’t have ever been exposed to our planet because the Mars Strain is now loose and killing at a 100 percent mortality rate. Juliet is fighting for our very existence, Jake is working with the Mars Colonists to decipher the Cube’s holographic message for a clue, and someone wants to take over the Mars Program for themselves. They’re all watching the clock, and it's about to run out.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

#Interview with Glynis Peters of The Forgotten Orphan

Love, second chances, and resilience. Three things that have described humans for centuries, yet our thirst for these stories doesn’t fade. Which is why we’re so excited to welcome our guest for the day, Glynis Peters! 

Thank you for inviting me along, it’s great to join you.

THE FORGOTTEN ORPHAN is your third World War II novel. They could be considered a series as each book centers around orphans, yet each book has its own cast of characters. Was your research different for your newest release?

The Secret Orphan is based around the Coventry Blitz, which meant I’d already enough research under my belt for the second book The Orphan Thief. Whereas my third, The Forgotten Orphan is set in Southampton. The Juno Beach battle and the introduction of a sailor to my last book, meant I had to look deeper into the British Naval situation during the war. I also needed to find out what happened when the injured military forces arrived back at Southampton docks. Also, the orphanage in my book actually existed but under a different name. I researched it quite heavily and was delighted when I received two emails from former residents, who said they recognized what was once their home. This made me feel the extra hours spent on research were worth it. I also had to research more about the area I chose in Canada to end the book, and again an email from a lady who leaves near the area wrote to me and recognized the place, so that was a ‘phew’ moment as I’d never been! 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

#Spotlight on Like Cats and Dogs by Kate McMurray + #Giveaway

About the Book

Like Cats and Dogs 
Whitman Street Cat Cafe #1
by Kate McMurray

Format: 320 pages, Paperback
Published: May 4, 2021 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 9781728214542 
Can you fight like cats and dogs, and still be perfect for each other?

Things are getting ruff in this Brooklyn neighborhood when new veterinarian Caleb Fitch moves in next door to the Whitman Street Cat Cafe and gets on the wrong side of cafe owner Lauren Harlow. Lauren has a few things to teach the new vet on the block, and rescuing kittens is only the start...

Lauren can't ignore the fact that she is instantly attracted to Caleb, but he gets her even more riled up when he argues with her about how best to treat the cats in her care. Determined to smooth things over, Caleb comes to the rescue when a new litter of abandoned kittens is left on Lauren's doorstep, and they confront the fiery attraction that's been building between them from the start. But saving the baby kittens is only the first challenge Lauren and Caleb have to face, and when a real estate developer comes sniffing around their block, they'll have to work together, or risk losing everything...

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

#Spotlight on The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes by Xio Axelrod + #Giveaway

About the Book

The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes 
The Lillys #1
by Xio Axelrod

They say the road to stardom is paved with broken dreams.

Growing up, Antonia "Toni" Bennett's guitar was her only companion...until she met Sebastian Quick. Seb was a little older, a lot wiser, and he became Toni's way out, promising they'd escape their small town together. Then Seb turned eighteen and split without looking back.

Now, Toni B is all grown up and making a name for herself in Philadelphia's indie rock scene. When a friend suggests she try out for the hottest new band in the country, she decides to take a chance. She's in for a surprise when one of the decision-makers turns out to be none other than Seb. Toni can handle it. No problem. Or it wouldn't be if Seb didn't still hold a piece of her heart, not to mention the key to her future.

Monday, May 10, 2021

The Difference Between Being a Ghostwriter and Writing for Yourself with Loren Stephens of All Sorrows Can Be Borne + #Giveaway

The Difference Between Being a Ghostwriter and Writing for Yourself....

The first time I served as a ghostwriter was for my mother.  I was fascinated by her life story – she was an opera singer, an art collector (pre-Columbian artifacts and post-Impressionist paintings were her drugs of choice); a docent at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City; a member of the Society of Women Geographers; fluent in three languages and an all-around Manhattan grande dame whose life spanned almost the entire twentieth century.  She was cultured, had a wicked sense of humor which she embedded into puns and limericks, and did not suffer fools.  She wasn’t always easy, but she was always interesting and gathered a wide circle of friends into her orbit. Motherhood was a struggle for her because she had so many interests outside the home and often felt stifled by the demands of two daughters and a patient husband, who died much too young at the age of 52.

When I proposed writing her memoir, she was at first reluctant as in “Who would be interested?” but over time she committed to the project and took to it like a duck to water.  I interviewed her and taped the interviews which were conducted over a year’s time, toggling back and forth from Los Angeles to Manhattan or wherever she happened to be. (I still have the tapes but haven’t had the courage to listen to them.)  Once when I accidentally taped over an interview, I timidly told her what happened, and waving her hand she said, “Don’t worry,” and repeated the story – perhaps not verbatim but close enough.