Monday, July 4, 2022

Blog Tour: SUSHI'S JOURNEY HOME by Teresa Bertke

 


Children's Book

Date Published: January 23, 2022


Follow little Sushi on her courageous journey in an attempt to find a forever family. This mischievous baby raccoon is very unique in her own way. This story is full outdoor adventure, mishaps, and most of all love. Will there be an adoption in Sushi's future?...
 

 


About the Author

Teresa has a passion for teaching others the importance of caring for injured and orphaned animals which ultimately led her to become a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator. Teresa is a Fire Fighter-Paramedic and lives in Southern Michigan with her husband Don. She has two grown Sons and seven grandchildren. This book is being dedicated to: Oakley, Deegan, Braeleigh, Gunner, Jaxsen, Skylar and Maverick.


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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Blog Tour: I THOUGHT I HEARD AN ANGRY BEAR by Parina Davis-Usher


 



Children's Book

Date Published: March 11, 2022

Publisher: MindStir Media

Illustrated by: Lizette Duvenage



I Thought I Heard an Angry Bear?! I peek my head out my bedroom door to investigate. The noises grow louder and louder. My mind runs wild with fear trying to figure out what it could be as I struggle to escape the horrifying sounds. Is it something lurking in the hallway? Or is it my imagination?

Join Parina and the storybook character on this curious, mysterious, haunting adventure.




 
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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Blog Tour: THE BEAN SIDHE by Ernest L. Canning



The Bean Sidhe

by Ernest L Canning

 

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GENRE
: FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense

 

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BLURB:

 

Percy thought he had it all figured out; good education, good job, good wife, work hard, play by the rules. But he discovered very late in life that not everyone has read the same rule book. Tired, angry, and bitter, Percy, for the first time in his life, decides he wants to kill someone. Revenge for someone he barely knew. Percy quickly learns that murder isn't as easy as it looks, and keeping the whole mess secret even harder. A funny, gritty look at killing your fellow man.

 

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Excerpt One:

 

The keys for apartment 507 still hung in the lock, the door not fully closed. She had watched him go in. He looked like hell. Lou must have tried to drown the little turd.

 

She turned to study the wet footprints leading back to the elevator. Did he have only one shoe on? Like Grandpappy Hughes would have said, “the wee lad looks like he’s bin rid hard and put away wet.”

 

The building was starting to look its age. Built in the early sixties, it still wore its inaugural colours and trappings. The carpet was worn in the center, the plastics and fabrics were yellowed and faded. Decades of meal preparation and continuous occupancy had left the place smelling like a cross between a donair shop and a cat house.

 

Leaning closer to the door, she heard a shower running somewhere in the apartment.

 

She had tried to warn this Percy fellow that Lou Bonas was not the kind of guy to be messing about with; on the upside, the little bugger was still among the living.

 


 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 


Ernie was raised on a dairy farm in the Muskoka region of Ontario, Canada. A compulsive maker of things his whole life, Ernie was lucky enough to have a couple of his pieces included in the folk art display at the 1986 World's Fair held in Vancouver, Canada, and had the folk art book, From the Heart, published the same year. Those pieces still reside at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, QC. When allergies prevented him from continuing in one art form, his busy mind pushed into another. The Bean Sidhe was the result.

 

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WEBSITE: https://www.ernestlcanning.com/

 

GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/22076192.Ernest_L_Canning

 

PURCHASE LINKS   

           

AMAZON.COM

https://amazon.com/dp/0228870011

           

KINDLE

https://amazon.com/dp/B09NFD3Z6C

           

INDIGO CHAPTERS

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-bean-sidhe/9780228870012-item.html

           

INDIGO CHAPTERS

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-bean-sidhe/9780228869993-item.html

           

BARNES & NOBLE

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-bean-sidhe-ernest-l-canning/1140782816

           

BOOK DEPOSITORY

https://www.bookdepository.com/The-Bean-Sidhe-Ernest-L-Canning/9780228870012

           

SMASHWORDS

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1120301

           

APPLE BOOKS

https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-bean-sidhe/id1600312768

 

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Ernest L Canning will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Blog Tour: THE VIRUS OF BEAUTY series by C.B. Lyall

 


The Virus of Beauty Series

by C.B. Lyall

 

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GENRE: YA Fantasy

 

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BLURB:

 

The Virus of Beauty – Book 1

 

Ugliness is power, and the Virus of Beauty is spreading causing panic throughout the witch population.

 

Wilf Gilvary is a teenage wizard who is terrified of using magic. When his father dies under mysterious circumstances, the same day the Mages Crystal shatters, Wilf is plunged into the middle of a political struggle between the witches and wizards in the Magical Realm. He’d rather play soccer than practice magic, but he’s forced to make a choice between the life of a normal Hong Kong teen and one of wizardry after a powerful virus begins to decimate the witch community. The cure is spellbound in a journal Wilf inherited from his father and when his friend Katryna contracts the virus, Wilf understands that he must overcome his fear of magic to unlock the journal’s secrets – but will it be too late to save her?

 


The Veil of Corruption – The Virus of Beauty Book 2

 

Witches and magic are taking over Wilf's life.

 

After being thrust into a long-standing conflict between the witches and wizards that has destabilized the Magical Realm and finding the antidote for the Virus of Beauty, Wilf would like to return to his normal soccer playing teenage life. But he can’t rest until his stepsister, Myra, is caught and brought to justice. It’s been three days since Myra took to the skies above Hong Kong and disappeared. Now Wilf is accused of corrupting the Veil, a defensive barrier between the witch and wizard cities. As the spell expands throughout the magical realm it is attacking witches and wizards. But Wilf would rather embrace his witch friend, Katryna, than his wizard powers. When evil forces have other plans and they kidnap Katryna, Wilf realizes that he’d do anything to save her and the Magical Realm, even if it means risking his own life by connecting to the primary source of all magic.

 


The Vassal of Magic – The Virus of Beauty Book 3

 

Wilf Gilvary is a slave to the magic he hates.

 

Yet his powers seem a solution for saving the Magical Realm and Katryna, the girl he loves. If only he could figure out how to tap his magic’s full potential.

 

As factions of witches and wizards vie for control of the Magical Realm, Wilf embarks on a harrowing journey that plunges him into the realm’s ancient secrets. At first, Wilf begins to doubt everything. His affection for Katryna might be the remnants of a broken love spell. And he still struggles to control his magic.

 

But Wilf risks his life to learn more about his powers and his destiny. It leaves him facing an impossible choice: forever abandon his dreams of life as a Normal in Hong Kong, or allow magic and the Magical Realm to perish from the world.

 

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Excerpt One:

 

The Virus of Beauty – Book 1

 

“Wilf, is that you?” Reginald’s shout was followed by a creaking sound from the basement stairs.

 

Wilf bolted for the front door. His shoes crunched on the broken glass. He jerked open the door and the bell gave a traitorous jingle. He shot out of the store and back into their living quarters. He barged into the kitchen.

 

“What happened?” Myra asked, putting down the bread knife.

 

He threw himself onto a chair, poured cornflakes and milk into a bowl, and shoveled a spoonful into his mouth.

 

“Wilf,” Myra said, taking on the adult tone she’d started using two years ago, when she’d turned eighteen. “I take it you didn’t find your card in the store.”

 

“It wasn’t me,” he mumbled through his mouthful of cereal. “But I’ll be blamed. Tell him I was here, having breakfast.”

 

“Why am I covering for you again?” She folded her arms and tried to look more imposing than her five-foot, two-inch height would allow.

 

Wilf’s spoon leaped from his hand and splashed into the bowl with the first heavy footstep on the stairs. The faucet stopped dripping and the clock held its next tick. The small kitchen in the Gilvarys’ Hong Kong apartment held its breath.

 

The kitchen door flew open, and revealed his father, shaking with rage. After a moment, Reginald thrust his hands into his pants pockets.

 

“You’ve shattered the Mages Crystal.” His lips formed a thin line on his angular face. “It’s been in our family for generations.

  

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Carolyn Lyall was born in Stockton-On-Tees, United Kingdom. As a child Carolyn growing up in Northern England in the sixties Carolyn loved sports, reading and amateur dramatics. She joined a renaissance group, practiced the broadsword and dreamed of visiting other worlds. Her

passion for what could be drove her forward when faced with everyday struggles. Her first memorable skirmish with gender inequality came at nine-years old when she was told that only boys were allowed to play soccer. In response, she simply refused to do any classwork until

they changed their old-fashioned policies. She won that battle.

 

At the age of 18, she took a role as typist for a nursing school in Middlesbrough. She then moved to London and enrolled in night school. She was quickly recognized for her ability to fit in anywhere and for not being afraid to push back on the predominantly male leadership. She

eventually became a project manager in software development and micro-computers, bridging the gap between computer programmers and management.

 

Her dream to travel was finally realized in 1990 when she moved to New York City, USA with her husband and the first of three sons. This was the steppingstone to a lifelong adventure that has taken her and her family to India, Belgium and Hong Kong.

 

Raising her family in multiple countries around the world, she saw that each move, while a shock, was an opportunity for her sons to redefine themselves against new challenges and different cultural norms. Now, that her sons have left home, Carolyn has used her passion for

the fantastic to create a world where every day gender inequalities are at the forefront of a world ending conflict. She shares this story through the eyes of a young man who is suddenly thrust into this new world along with all of his own woes and prejudices. The introduction to this world

is in Carolyn’s debut YA fantasy novel, “The Virus of Beauty,” due to be released July 31, 2019 under C B Lyall.

 

Carolyn has published two short stories in an annual anthology by 25 Servings of Soop. She wrote a number of articles for the American Women’s Associates Magazine. Fueled by her love of the works of Terry Pratchett, Sarah J Maas, Cassandra Clare, Brandon Sanderson and

others, Carolyn has completed a number of writing courses, which included a Master Fantasy/Science Fiction writers course with Gotham Writers’ Workshop, a YA Voice class and Advance Novel Writing course at Sarah Lawrence College’s Writing Institute.

 

Website: cblyall.com

Facebook: @CarolynBLyall

Twitter: @cblyall

Instagram: @carolynlyall

 

Amazon buy link:

Book 1: https://www.amazon.com/Virus-Beauty-Book-1-ebook/dp/B08NF1L94T/ref=sr_1_1

Book 2: https://www.amazon.com/Veil-Corruption-Virus-Beauty-Book-ebook/dp/B08LW57DXQ/ref=sr_1_4?crid=2QEJZOZM75KKV

Book 3: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09WZJ18R5?notRedirectToSDP=1&ref_=dbs_mng_calw_2&storeType=ebooks

Series Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08NGNYQL3?ref_=dbs_p_mng_rwt_ser_shvlr&storeType=ebooks

 

 

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GIVEAWAY:

 

One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card.

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