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Merchants Of Milan Blog Tour

Explore an exciting new blog tour celebrating the first book in Edale Lane’s Night Flyer Trilogy, Merchants of Milan!

A story of a masked vigilante and two women in love that weaves history, action, romance, gadgets, and intrigue into a captivating literary tapestry, Merchants of Milan is a novel that will satisfy readers of historical fantasy and historical romance alike!

The blog tour runs from February 19-26 and features reviews, interviews, guest posts, top ten lists, and more!

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About the author:   Edale Lane is the author of an award winning 2019 debut novel, Heart of Sherwood. She is the alter-ego of author Melodie Romeo, (Vlad a Novel, Terror in Time, and others) who founded Past and Prologue Press. Both identities are qualified to write historical fiction by virtue of an MA in History and 24 years spent as a teacher, along with skill and dedication in regard to research. She is a successful author who also currently drives a tractor-trailer across the United States. A native of Vicksburg, MS, Edale (or Melodie as the case may be) is also a musician who loves animals, gardening, and nature. Please visit her website at:    https://pastandprologuepress.lpages.co/

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Book Synopsis for Merchants of Milan:  

Three powerful merchants, two independent women in love, one masked vigilante.

Florentina, set on revenge for her father’s murder, creates an alter-ego known as the Night Flyer. Madelena, whose husband was also murdered, hires Florentina as a tutor for her children and love blossoms between them. However, Florentina’s vendetta is fraught with danger, and surprising developments threaten both women’s lives.

Merchants of Milan is the first book in Edale Lane’s Night Flyer Trilogy, a tale of power, passion, and payback in Renaissance Italy. If you like gadgets and gismos, rich historical background, three-dimensional characters, and fast-paced action with a slow-boil lesbian romance, then you are sure to love this series. Buy this one of a kind novel today and let the adventure begin!

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Author Links:

Twitter:   @EdaleLane

Official Site:  https://pastandprologuepress.lpages.co/

Tour Schedule and Activities

2/19     I Smell Sheep  http://www.ismellsheep.com/            Guest Post

2/20     The Seventh Star Blog             http://www.theseventhstarblog.com             Guest Post

2/21     The Writing Process    http://kimsprocess.wordpress.com    Author Interview

2/22     jazzy Book Reviews     https://bookreviewsbyjasmine.blogspot.com/           Guest Post

2/23     A Lot of Pages  http://www.A-lotofpages.com          Review

2/24     The Literary Underworld        http://www.literaryunderworld.com  Guest Post

2/24     Jorie Loves a Story      http://www.jorielovesastory.com       Review

2/24     Quirky Cat’s Fat Stacks (of Books)      http://www.quirkycatsfatstacks.com             Review

2/25     The Paperback Voyager          http://thepaperbackvoyager.wordpress.com             Review

2/26     Willow’s Thoughts and Book Obsessions       https://willowwritesandreads.com/   Review

2/26     The Paperback Voyager          http://thepaperbackvoyager.wordpress.com             Interview

2/26     Jorie Loves a Story      http://www.jorielovesastory.com       Follow-up VLOG

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Links for Merchants of Milan:

Kindle Version:  https://www.amazon.com/Merchants-Milan-Night-Flyer-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B083H6WNKD/

Amazon Print Version:  https://www.amazon.com/Merchants-Milan-Night-Flyer-Trilogy/dp/1654780197/

Barnes and Noble Link: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/merchants-of-milan-edale-lane/1136051210?ean=9781654780197

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Eternity Springs: Tucker Blog Tour

SYNOPSIS

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Emily March comes the second book in the Eternity Springs: The McBrides of Texas trilogy, TUCKER (St. Martin’s Paperbacks, February 25, 2020, $7.99). Two business owners come head-to-head in a feud with tulle and grit in this passionate story. This tale shows that even when life changes from the stress of a military career to working next to a wedding planner, love always finds a way to begin, even if it was never thought possible.

Meet Gillian Thacker. Her business: Bliss Bridal Salon. Her passion: Weddings. Her own wedding: It’s complicated. Life isn’t turning out like she’d planned. The last thing she wants is for a real-life hero to ride to her rescue, but an unexpected event puts her entire future in Redemption, Texas, at risk. So what’s a broken-hearted bridal expert to do? Maybe a new set of survival skills is exactly what she needs…

Tucker McBride has been proud to call himself a U.S. Army Ranger. But now that his days of service are over, he’s decided to put his expertise to use by founding a wilderness skills training school. He sets up shop in Redemption, next to Bliss Bridal, and so begins life: Part Two. Marriage has been pretty low on his agenda, but as soon as he meets Gillian, Tucker can’t help but contemplate the ultimate challenge: Convincing the reluctant bride to take his hand and leap into the adventure of a lifetime . . . until death do them part.

AUTHOR BIO

Emily March is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels, including the critically acclaimed Eternity Springs series. Publishers Weekly calls March a “master of delightful banter,” and her heartwarming, emotionally charged stories have been named to Best of the Year lists by Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Romance Writers of America.

A graduate of Texas A&M University, Emily is an avid fan of Aggie sports and her recipe for jalapeño relish has made her a tailgating legend.

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Chapter Two

Tucker was a sixth-generation Texan, small-town born and bred. Certain behaviors were
stamped into his DNA. A real man tipped his hat to the ladies, opened doors for females of any age, and
never, ever failed to stop and assist a woman in distress.
So, of course, he had to turn around.
That this particular woman in distress was a total smoke show dressed in fire-engine red only
made playing the role of Texas gentleman that much sweeter. He wondered how she’d managed to find
herself out here in the middle of nowhere, no car in sight, not a house anywhere around, and the closest
town a good ten miles away. Unfortunately, hot looks and a bright mind didn’t always go together.
He pulled to a stop beside her and flipped up the visor of his helmet. His assessing stare met a
wary gaze shining from big, periwinkle-blue eyes that were swollen and red-rimmed with tears. She had
an abrasion on her cheek just above her chin. Had someone hit her? When his quick visual sweep of her
body revealed additional redness on both of her arms, he reconsidered. Airbag deployment, most likely.
“Do you need some help, ma’am?”
He watched her intently and saw her quietly repeat the word ma’am. After a moment’s
hesitation, she licked her lips, swallowed hard, and said, “Well, um, I, um. May I borrow your phone?”
Her voice was smooth as Tennessee whiskey with just enough Texas in her drawl to sound like
home to ears too far away for too long. “Yes, ma’am.”
She took a small step backward as he set his kick- stand and climbed off his bike. She’s scared of
me.
It was a perfectly natural reaction and showed some sense, but Tucker didn’t like scaring
women, so when he pulled off his helmet, he was scowling. Her eyes widened, she took another step
back, and he realized he’d made the situation worse. Well, hell.
He reached deep inside him for the charm that had grown rusty with disuse, made a stab at a
reassuring smile, and addressed the elephant in the cotton field. “Don’t be scared. I won’t hurt you. I
came back to see if I could help. That’s all. I give you my word, and a McBride’s word is his bond.”
“That’s so old-fashioned,” she said.
“Yes, well, that’s how we roll. Now, I’m going to reach into my pocket and pull out my phone.”
Her gaze dropped to his hand, and she gave a nervous little laugh. “No gun?”
“No gun.” That was in a different pocket.
Tucker unzipped his jacket and reached into an inner pouch for his phone while trying his best to
look unthreatening. Their fingers brushed as he handed it over. Her fingernail color matched her dress.
“Thank you,” she said.
“You’re welcome. My name is Tucker.”

“I’m Gillian.” Her teeth tugged on her bottom lip as she stared at the phone. “Do you have
Google maps? I need to send a pin of my location to my—”
She broke off abruptly, and her head came up. Those glittering blue eyes—puffy and swollen
from tears and framed by long, thick lashes—went round and big. Distracted, he fell into them. “Tucker
Mc- Bride? Your name is Tucker McBride?”
He blinked and pulled slightly away. Now it was his turn to be wary. “Yes.”
She gave him a once-over, and some of the stiff- ness melted from her spine. “I know Jackson.
Boone too. You’re the third cousin, aren’t you?”
Well, this was unexpected. “Yes, Boone and Jack- son are cousins of mine. Have we met?” He
didn’t think so. He’d damned sure remember her.
“No.”
“I’m surprised you’d connect me to them. We’re a long way from Redemption.”
“Are we?” She gave a short, strained laugh. “I wouldn’t know. I’m lost. But you look just like
them, and Tucker McBride is an unusual name. Plus, I re- member when the three of you arrived in
Redemption the first time. You all rode motorcycles. My friend Maisy laughed that you had your own
little McBride gang, so you were perfect for Ruin.”
Tucker grinned. “If you only knew.” He extended his hand toward her for a handshake. “Nice to
meet you, Gillian . . . ?”
“Thacker. Gillian Thacker.” Her grip was firm, her smile filled with relief. “I’m a friend of Caroline
Carruthers. Are you on your way to visit Redemption?”
Caroline was the woman Jackson was seeing, Tucker knew. He nodded. “Yes, I am. So now that
you know I’m not a serial killer, want to tell me what you’re doing standing in a cotton field in a sundress
and stilettos? Not exactly apparel for farming.”
She glanced down at her feet. “Technically, I’m not in the field but on the shoulder of a road. A
narrow, two-lane, never-ending road. And no, cotton is not my thing. I’m all about satin and lace.”
Satin and lace? A vision of Gillian in lingerie the same shade of red as her dress flashed in
Tucker’s mind as she continued, “I sell wedding gowns at a bridal shop in Redemption. Bliss Bridal Salon
on Main Street.”
He tore his thoughts from the fantasy and listened when she began babbling about a pig and a
pecan and a purse without a phone charger. When she finally wound down, she left Tucker shaking his
head at her foolishness. He held up his hand. “Let me get this straight. You weren’t joking about being
lost? You literally don’t know where you are?”
“No. Not exactly.” She lifted her chin, and her voice sharpened defensively. “I know I’m still in
Central Texas. I’m somewhere between I-35 and I-45. I’m north of Austin. I think.”
He slowly shook his head. “Where is your car?

How far have you walked?”
“That way.” She hooked her thumb over her shoul- der. “Maybe two or three miles. I’ve been
walking a while.”
“In those shoes?”
She gave a rueful smile.

Copyright © 2020 by Geralyn Dawson Williams.

Review: To Come

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The Delving Blog Tour

Audiobook Blog Tour: The Delving by Aaron Bunce

Author: Aaron Bunce

Narrator: Matthew Berry

Length: 10 hours and 3 minutes

Series: Overthrown: Chronicles of Denoril, Book 1

Publisher: Autumn Arch Publishing

Released: Dec. 24, 2019

Genre: Fantasy

 
It rests deep in the ground, they say, an ancient burial treasure of unimaginable wealth. Riches to humble even the most prosperous men, locked away from time itself. But the Council’s edict was clear – keep the tombs of the ancient dalan closed. Keep the past sealed. But where there is wealth, there is greed, and nothing stays buried forever. Thorben Paulson is an ordinary man, trying to raise his family the honest way. Unfortunately, the Council’s tax collectors demand more and more each thaw, taking in both coin and food. For a branded man like Thorben, his checkered past means the burden is always greater. With hungry mouths to feed and winter on the horizon, Thorben’s desperation grows. A visitor appears unexpectedly in town, a man from his past, carrying a map and a promise – enough coin to feed his family for the foreseeable future, in exchange for a single job. Not just any job, however. Thorben must delve once again, leave the sun behind and enter the underground crypts, the realm of the dead, and find priceless dalan relics. And yet, more lies in wait than things that sparkle and glimmer, and in Denoril, some things never truly die.
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Author Aaron Bunce started his academic career in criminal justice, but eventually connected his life-long love of literature with his passion for writing. He attended and graduated from Southern New Hampshire University’s English and creative writing program. His first novel, The Winter of Swords, is an introduction to his lush and dark fantasy world, Denoril, and the first entry in the six-part series, Overthrown. The second and third installments, Before the Crow and A March of Woe are now available, with the fourth, The Prince of Orphans due next. 2019 marked the release of The Delving, the first book in an all-new supplementary series, helping to build the lore and world showcased in Overthrown. Beyond fantasy, Aaron also introduced readers to his new science fiction horror series, NecroVerse. Detailing the struggle of miners extracting ore from the asteroid belt, Unleashed (August 2019), and then Exodus (December 2019), tells a delightfully dark story, weaving together strands of rich science fiction, gruesome horror, and adventure along with some beautiful, kick butt ladies. The third novel in this science fiction series, Titan, is due out first quarter 2020. Besides writing, Aaron is constantly searching for a portal to other worlds, working to keep his two daughters from taking over the world, and supports his wife’s desire to vacation in Skyrim. Check out his website http://www.aaronbunce.com for information on current books, series, as well as news on upcoming releases.
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Narrator Bio Matthew E Berry began his audiobook career in 2017. “The Delving” is his 12th audiobook performance. His recent credits include “Lovesick” by Jon Athan, “Dreamscape Adventures Inc.” by C.A Gray, and “Trail of Blood” by Keith Latch and Steve Wands. Check out www.mattheweberry.com for all current information.
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Q&A with Narrator Matthew E. Berry
  • How did you wind up narrating audiobooks? Was it always your goal or was it something you stumbled into by chance?
    • I had no idea I wanted to do this until I did. I wrote a novel 15 plus years ago that should really never see the light of day. About 5 years ago I began another novel that I wrote half of and never finished. I have a very hard time working on things as ADD apparently has my mind constantly changing courses. However, the half written book was a touch better than my first and I wondered if I had it published in book format, what the process was for turning it into an audiobook. Investigating that information, I found ACX. When I found out I could audition to narrate a title and be involved in the world I desperately wanted to be a part of, without my fingers sitting on a keyboard and not typing, I knew I had to give it a try.
  • Are you an audiobook listener? What about the audiobook format appeals to you?
    • Most definitely! I love audiobooks and if I am not performing them, I am likely listening to them. I love the power of words and a good story. As my life began to get busy and my time to read grew less, something had to give. Unfortunately, reading for fun is what was given up. With audiobooks, I get that back as I can listen to the story told by amazing performers while I perform other tasks that typically are boring and/or monotonous.
  • What would you say are your strongest narration abilities?
    • I would say I am strongest whenever performing a character. I really delve deep into the lives of my characters and try to bring them through with my performance. I don’t have the “golden” voice many narrators have and honestly think that’s where I can use the most improvement. However, I love my characters…. Often a little too much as I start speaking in their voice or mannerisms at times… I’m not crazy, just a narrator.
  • Is there a particular genre you feel unsuited for? Have you ever declined a project because you didn’t think you were right for it?
    • At this point in my career, I am not sure how suited I really would be at non-fiction titles. I have been offered several non-fiction projects that I have not taken yet as I prefer titles that allow me to jump into character and create a life through my performance. While that is still possible in non-fiction, I just don’t know if I could bring the same “love and passion” to my performance. Perhaps as my narration career grows, so will my desire to perform non-fiction titles.
  • How closely do you prefer to work with authors?
    • This business is a bit funny when it comes to working with authors. I prefer to work directly with my authors to ensure a final product that “They” are proud of. However, once you begin to work with major publishers, the narrator may never discuss one thing with the author and authors often have very little say in the direction of the production themselves. I feel as though the consumer is going to get a much better product if I deliver the performance when I have had a chance to discuss with the authors about their ideals and directions to character.
  • How did you decide how each character should sound in this title?
    • The first thing I usually do is discuss character accents or mannerisms with the author. I typically ask for a casting sheet if they were to cast these characters for a movie, who would they pick. That doesn’t always transfer over well, but after I go through the first read of a book, I usually get a good feeling as to who these characters are and how they should be represented. It’s not always perfect, which is when closely working with the author pays off. Aaron was terrific with offering guidance on the characters and when the right voice is found it truly is exciting.
  • What types of things are harmful to your voice?
    • There is likely a large list of things including caffeinated beverages…However, the main things that seems to stop production for me is allergies and asthma. Both medical issues really change the way your voice is perceived and maintaining the same caliber of production in either case is usually a fruitless endeavor.
  • Do you read reviews for your audiobooks? If so, which ones stand out to you most, positive or negative?
    • I make it a point to read all reviews of my performances. The negative reviews can be helpful in some cases, but in others I don’t understand what happened in people’s lives that they think they have to troll other people to feel good about themselves. I couldn’t ever imagine leaving a 1 star review, as I refuse to be that person. I will always find something I like about other people’s artistic endeavors, even if I don’t like everything as a whole. Regardless though, all the positive feedback and reviews stand out so much more! It makes being involved in the business very rewarding. I love my fans and really appreciate when they reach out to let me know how much they enjoyed my performance.
  • Who is your “dream author” that you would like to record for?
    • There is this really great author by the name of Aaron Bunce…. Oh wait… just a sec….. Other than Aaron and some of the other fabulous authors I have already gotten a chance to work with, I would really like to work with Brandon Sanderson and/or Stephen King as I am a big fan of both.
  • What’s next for you?
    • I am currently finishing up the 4th book in the Stephen Moorehouse Mystery Series, “The Monarch Graveyard” by James R Nelson. Once that is complete I will begin production of Jon Athan’s novel “Maneater”.
–Thorben Paulson–
Born and raised in Yarborough, Thorben showcased a quick mind and knack for mechanical components from an early age. As a child, Thorben’s father took him north to Klydesborough, the Provincial seat, where his delicate fingers and uncanny knowledge of small, moving parts made him an invaluable asset to the Earl’s armorers. Times would change, however, as political conflict would force King Algast to increase the demand for taxes. As a young man, Thorben was introduced to an exotic goods broker, the promise of wealth for his tax-burdened family a siren song he ultimately could not ignore. Not graced with exceptional size or strength, Thorben’s quick wit and problem solving abilities quickly earned him renown as a delver, and by his second winter thaw, he had earned the title of Owl (a delver whose mind sets them above a laborer (Mule) or an artifact collector (Mouse). Successful winter thaws of delving brought good fortune to Thorben and his family. They expanded their house and land, paid debts, and acquired some status within the community. But one fated day changed his fortunes forever. Caught leaving a tomb, Thorben was shackled and declared guilty of Delving. He was branded and thrown into a prison mine, where he toiled and labored night and day. Thorben was a changed man after his release, both physically and mentally. The mines broke his body, while the brand (forever marking him as a criminal and man without honor) broke him emotionally. His family fell into disgrace, both of his parents sliding from health and eventually dying from sickness. As a single, branded man with little to no prospects, Thorben met Dennica, the unwed daughter of fisher folk from the middle-boroughs. Fiery and independent, Dennica took a liking to Thorben, even when her family forbid her from courting him. Thorben’s brand didn’t scare Dennica away, like it did with others. She insisted that it was a mark of character, as “most men do unscrupulous things no one knows about. At least I can pull up your sleeve and see yours.” Against her family’s wishes, Dennica wed Thorben. They went on to welcome seven healthy children–six boys and an unsurprisingly fiery and free-spirited girl. They struggled through each winter thaw, living, supporting one another, and earning their way honestly. But all changed one fated day, when the tax caravan rolled into town, and a mysterious character from Thorben’s path appears. A man with an offer that will both test and threaten everything Thorben and Dennica have built together.
–Iona–
A man of illicit prestige, Iona recruited Thorben, and many other young men and boys, into the world of crypt delving. He is a man of small stature, with dark hair and eyes, carrying the physical traits, accent, and sun-kissed skin of the Ishmandi settlers from across the Kartherous Sea. He is blessed with a silver tongue and disarming nature…one responsible for both talking high-born into buying reclaimed and banned relics for piles of gold, and convincing young men and women into procuring them from deep, underground tunnels and chambers…at any risk. Iona’s appearance in Yarborough, and his motivations, are both shrouded in mystery.
Jez
Jez is a mouse, a delver granted distinction by her small stature and slim build. Mice are prized for their ability to fit into the small, usually cramped underground spaces that mules and owls cannot enter. Jez has dark, unruly hair, large, intelligent eyes, and a quiet, almost unfriendly nature. She is quick with a quip, incredibly observant, and at times hints that she might care more than she initially admits. Although her presence is not surprising, Thorben struggles with the idea of her introduction into the life, due in part to her similarity in age to his own children, and his desire to prevent her from making the same mistakes he did.
Gor
The largest and most physically imposing of the mules, Gor is a mountain of a man. He has short, sand-colored hair, a wide flat nose, and close-set eyes. His teeth are rotten and his breath smells of sour, rotten cabbage. He commands the other mules and gives Thorben the suspicion that he is more than just a hired laborer. Gor harbors terrible secrets, and attributes his action and direction to a religion of fate, where a man’s life or death hinges on the simple flip of a coin.
Hun
Shorter than Gor, but taller than Renlo, Hun is a man of foul tempers, fueled by a barely concealed urge for violence. His thinning, shortly cropped hair and poor evident hygiene speaks of a low-born man, while his visible scars and crooked nose further supports a penitence for brawls and violence. Hun is an unpredictable wildcard; whose motivations and urges make him someone Thorben fears–a man he will not willingly turn his back to.
Renlo
The shortest of the three mules, Renlo has dark, medium length hair, light brown eyes, and a rather wide face and brow. He is sturdily built and carries himself with confidence. Renlo follows Gor’s lead and appears to be a man both familiar with taking orders and used to a life of hard, honest labor. Unlike Gor and Hun, Renlo doesn’t appear as comfortable with the idea of violence, but more so resolved to its occasional necessity. He is firm but fair, repeatedly hints at a more cultured upbringing than his counterparts and leads Thorben to believe that he is a decent man trapped in a less than ideal circumstance.   I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Matthew E. Berry. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it. Feb. 6th: 4 the Love of Audiobooks DelightingDelilah The Book Junkie Reads . . . Feb. 7th: Viviana MacKade T’s Stuff I’m Shelfish Feb. 8th: Eileen Troemel Audiobook News Blog Books, Tea, Healthy Me Feb. 9th: Momma Says To Read or Not to Read AC Squared Book Blog Krit’s Book Reviews Feb. 10th: The Clipped Nightingale Bookmark and Fork Super Booked! Feb. 11th: Jazzy Book Reviews Nesie’s Place Willow Writes and Reads Feb. 12th: Teatime and Books Notes from ‘Round the Bend

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An Everyday Hero Blog Tour

SYNOPSIS

Laura Trentham, the author of The Military Wife, is back with an emotionally charged novel about redemption and second chances. In the vein of Josie Silver’s One Day in December, AN EVERYDAY HERO (St. Martin’s Griffin, February 4, 2020, $16.99), explores the challenges of a relationship and ultimately discovering that love…and joy is worth fighting for.  

At thirty, Greer Hadley never expected to be forced home to Madison, Tennessee with her life and dreams of being a songwriter up in flames. To make matters worse, a series of bad decisions and even crappier luck lands her community service hours at a nonprofit organization that aids veterans and their families. Greer cannot fathom how she’s supposed to use music to help anyone deal with their trauma and loss when the one thing that brought her joy has failed her.

Then there’s Emmett Lawson, the golden boy who followed his family’s legacy. Greer shows up one day with his old guitar, and meets Emmett’s rage head on with her stubbornness. A dire situation pushes these two into a team to save a young teenager, but maybe they will save themselves too. . .

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AUTHOR BIO
Laura Trentham is an award winning romance author. The Military Wife is her debut women’s fiction novel. A chemical engineer by training and a lover of books by nature, she lives in South Carolina.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LauraTrentham

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LauraTrenthamAuthor

Author Website: http://www.lauratrentham.com/

Macmillan Author Page: https://us.macmillan.com/author/lauratrentham

Review: To Come

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Styling In Faith Blog Tour

About Tracey Moss

Styling By Faith: A Celebrity TV and Film Hair Stylist’s Guide to Securing a Win

One of the most in demand hairstylist in the business Tracey Moss reflects on her 15 year career in her debut

book, Styling By Faith: A Celebrity TV and Film Hairstylist’s Guide to Securing a Win.

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The Anna Blanc Mysteries Book One Blog Tour

Audiobook Series Tour: The Anna Blanc Mysteries by Jennifer Kincheloe

Author: Jennifer Kincheloe

Narrator: Moira Quirk

Length: 12 hours 45 minutes

Series: Anna Blanc Mysteries, Book 1

Released: Nov. 14, 2016

Publisher: Jennifer Kincheloe

Genre: Historical Fiction Mystery

It’s 1907 Los Angeles. Mischievous socialite Anna Blanc is the kind of young woman who devours purloined crime novels, but must disguise them behind covers of more domestically-appropriate reading. She could match wits with Sherlock Holmes, but in her world women are not allowed to hunt criminals. Determined to break free of the era’s rigid social roles, Anna buys off the chaperone assigned by her domineering father and, using an alias, takes a job as a police matron with the Los Angeles Police Department. There she discovers a string of brothel murders, which the cops are unwilling to investigate. Seizing her one chance to solve a crime, she takes on the investigation herself. If the police find out, she’ll get fired; if her father finds out, he’ll disown her; and if her fiancé finds out, he’ll cancel the wedding. Midway into her investigation, the police chief’s son, Joe Singer, learns her true identity, and shortly thereafter she learns about blackmail. Anna must choose – either hunt the villain and risk losing her father, fiancé, and wealth, or abandon her dream and leave the killer on the loose.
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Jennifer has been a block layer, a nurse’s aid, a fragrance model, and on the research faculty at UCLA, where she spent 11 years conducting studies to inform health policy. A native of Southern California, she now lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and two teenagers. She’s currently writing book three in the Anna Blanc Mystery series. Book two, THE WOMAN IN THE CAMPHOR TRUNK, is coming out in Fall of 2017 from Seventh Street Books.
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Narrator Bio Moira grew up in teeny-tiny Rutland, England’s smallest county, which is fitting as she never managed to make it past five feet herself. Moira’s work spans the pantheon of the voiceover world: plays for BBC radio, plays for NPR, video games, commercials, television promos, podcasts, cartoons, movies and award winning audiobooks. She’s won Multiple Audie Awards, Earphone Awards, as well as Audible’s prestigious Book-of-the-Year Award. She has lately set foot in front of the camera again, appearing in “Pretty: the Series” and the Emmy-winning “Dirty Work.”
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Q&A with Author Jennifer Kincheloe
  • How did you select your narrator?
    • An Anna Blanc fan who is also a fan of Moira’s knew I was auditioning narrators because I posted it on Twitter. She tweeted me and said, “You need to hire Moira Quirk.” So, I checked Moira out. While I loved her work, I initially dismissed the idea because Moira is English and Anna Blanc is American. I didn’t yet realize that Moira can do anything. She’s won a million awards. Anyway, the book is hard to narrate because you have to get the delicate mix of humor and darkness right. I auditioned some 30 narrators, and they had many strengths, but no one had everything I wanted. I finally approached Moira and asked, “Can you do an American accent?” Her audition was perfect.
  • How closely did you work with your narrator before and during the recording process? Did you give them any pronunciation tips or special insight into the characters?
    • Moira instinctively gets Anna. Also, she’s a perfectionist and committed to excellence. I like her artistic choices. She might ask how to pronounce a word, but she doesn’t need me at all.
  • Were there any real life inspirations behind your writing?
    • Yes. I got my storylines straight from the 1900s newspapers. A 19-year-old white missionary woman was found dead and stuffed in the trunk in her Chinese American lover’s apartment in New York’s Chinatown. I moved the story to Los Angeles, but lots of things are the same, right down to tiny details. After you’ve listened to the audiobook, Google Elsie Sigel and Leon Ling. The B plot in the novel is about two singsong girls–Chinese sex slaves–who were stolen away from their “owner,” a tong president. It almost led to a gang war. The LAPD were hunting the singsong girls to give them back to their “owner” so the LAPD could collect a $1,000 reward and avert violence.
  • Are you an audiobook listener? What about the audiobook format appeals to you?
    • I LOVE audiobooks. I listen to 20 audiobooks for every one paper book I read. The narrator is everything to me, which is why I’m so thrilled with Moira Quirk.
  • If you had the power to time travel, would you use it? If yes, when and where would you go?
    • Definitely 1900s Los Angeles! I’d go everywhere that Anna would go–fancy hotels, cheap brothels, Joe Singer’s apartment.
  • What do you say to those who view listening to audiobooks as “cheating” or as inferior to “real reading”?
    • Nonsense.
  • How did you celebrate after finishing this novel?
    • I need to work on that celebration thing.
  • In your opinion, what are the pros and cons of writing a stand-alone novel vs. writing a series?
    • I liken it to a movie vs. a TV series. You simply have more time to develop the characters. You know them so well.You also have the challenge of making them grow or change in every book. Sustaining the romance is a trick, but I love how Elizabeth Peters did it in the Amelia Peabody series. It never got old. The audiobooks of that series are seriously the best I’ve ever heard (after Moira). They relate the adventures of a woman Egyptologist in the late 19th and early 20th century. Start with CROCODILE ON THE SANDBANK. You’ll thank me.
  • What bits of advice would you give to aspiring authors?
    • Write for yourself. Not for money, critics, or glory. Only write for yourself.
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When Shadows Fall Blog Tour

An exciting new blog tour celebrating When Shadows Fall, the final book of the Dark Sun Dawn Trilogy by Stephen Zimmer, is taking place from January 15-22, 2020!  

The tour features interviews, guest posts, top tens, reviews, and even a tour-wide contest sponsored by the author!  The contest offers bonus entries for following participating bloggers on Twitter and includes signed copies of the entire trilogy in paperback editions, among several other prizes!

If you like action-drive fiction, fantasy, sword and sorcery, or heroic tales with a strong female protagonist, this is the trilogy and tour for you!

About the author:  Stephen Zimmer is an award-winning author and filmmaker based out of Lexington Kentucky. His works include the Rayden Valkyrie novels (Sword and Sorcery), the Rising Dawn Saga (Cross Genre), the Fires in Eden Series (Epic Fantasy), the Hellscapes short story collections (Horror), the Chronicles of Ave short story collections (Fantasy), the Harvey and Solomon Tales (Steampunk), and the Faraway Saga (YA Dystopian/Cross-Genre).

Stephen’s visual work includes the feature film Shadows Light, shorts films such as The Sirens and Swordbearer, and the forthcoming Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV Pilot.

Stephen is a proud Kentucky Colonel who also enjoys the realms of music, martial arts, good bourbons, and spending time with family.

Book Synopsis for When Shadows Fall:  When shadows fall, the dominion of light reigns.

Rayden Valkyrie and her companions enter the Imperial City, the heart of the rising Teveren Empire.  Never before has her gaze taken in a city so vast, wealthy, and populous.  

Sensual delights, grandiose spectacles, and the spilling of blood enthrall wealthy and poor alike.  Beneath the surface, Rayden senses an undercurrent of a darker nature.

Learning everything she can of the venomous secrets lurking within the shadows, little time remains before a host of northern tribes arrives outside its walls.

Power lies within blood, and dark rituals have unlocked mysteries from the depths of the abyss.

Legions are on the march, a storm is about to unleash, and a dark sun will soon rise.

When Shadows Fall, the conclusion of the Dark Sun Dawn Trilogy.

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Website: http://www.stephenzimmer.com

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1/15     MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape      http://mylifemybooksmyescape.wordpress.com       Author interview

1/16     Armed with A Book     http://www.armedwithabook.com     Guest Post

1/17     Armed with A Book     http://www.armedwithabook.com     Top Ten’s List

1/17     Sapphyria’s Books       https://saphsbooks.blogspot.com/     Guest Post

1/18     I Smell Sheep   http://www.ismellsheep.com/            Guest Post

1/19     Jazzy Book Reviews     https://bookreviewsbyjasmine.blogspot.com/           Author Interview

1/20     The Literary Underworld        http://www.literaryunderworld.com  Guest Post

1/20     Beauty in Ruins – She Leads he Reads   https://femledfantasy.home.blog     Guest Post

1/21     Sheila’s Guests and Reviews   http://sheiladeeth.blogspot.com        Guest Post

1/22     The Book Junkie Reads . . .     https://thebookjunkiereadspromos.blogspot.com     Author Interview

1/22     Willow’s Thoughts and Book Obsessions       http://wssthoughtsandbookobsessions.blogspot.com/            Review

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Links for When Shadows Fall

Kindle Version:  https://www.amazon.com/When-Shadows-Fall-Dark-Dawn-ebook/dp/B07ZZJX1K8/

Amazon Print Version:  https://www.amazon.com/When-Shadows-Fall-Dark-Trilogy/dp/1948042908/

Barnes and Noble Link:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/when-shadows-fall-stephen-zimmer/1135226703?ean=9781948042901

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