EFC Promotions Book Blitz: Ameriguns by Scott King (spotlight, giveaway)

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written by Scott King
published by Createspace, 2016

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About the book – from Goodreads: After surviving a mass shooting, FBI Agent Nathaniel Ryder is forced to confront his worst fears as AMERIGUNS, a group of lone wolf gunmen, put Washington D.C. under siege. When Ryder’s superiors suspect him of orchestrating the terror, he must go on the run, unable to trust his co-workers or friends. Only he can clear his name and put an end to the killings.

 

 

scottkingAbout the author: Scott King is a writer, photographer, and educator. He was born in Washington D.C., and raised in Ocean City, Maryland. He received his undergraduate degree in film from Towson University and his M.F.A. in film from American University. “DAD! A Documentary Graphic Novel,” Scott’s first book, was published in Fall ’09. In addition to his writing, he is known for his board game photography, specifically his annual calendar that highlights card and hobby games.

Find Mr. King here: web, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Amazon

 

 

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 Blitz Stops

Nov. 13 – Every Free Chance Kickoff (spotlight)

Nov. 14 – Sip, Read, Love (review)

Nov. 14 – Second Run Reviews (spotlight)

Nov. 15 – Maureen’s Book Blog (spotlight)

Nov. 15 – Romantic Escapes (spotlight)

Nov. 16 – Book Lover in FL (spotlight)

Nov. 17 – Life as Leels (review)

Nov. 18 – A Page to Turn (spotlight)

Nov. 19 – Bound2Escape (spotlight)

 

 

 

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Release Week Blitz: Three & Out by Laura Chapman (spotlight, excerpt, giveaway)

New from Laura Chapman, the third installment of her fantasy football romantic comedy Queen of the League series . . .

 

 

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After rushing to the altar and moving across the country, Harper Duquaine (or is it MacLaughlin, now?) is in uncharted territory. What once seemed like a promising opportunity to advance her husband’s career while giving her some much-needed independence and adventure has proven to be a bust. By the time fall rolls around again, she’s back in a boring job by day and overstocking her inventory of crocheted scarves by night. Not even the prospect of a new football season holds much excitement.

At least that’s what she thought. Harper suddenly finds herself the manager of not one but two fantasy football teams—each with its own set of drama. Between the added pressure of her new marriage, an unexpected career prospect, and the hiccups created by people from her past and present worlds, Harper quickly finds herself going from bored to overwhelmed.

Can she hold up under the pressure, or will Harper learn the hard way that the turf isn’t always greener on the other field?

 

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Read an Excerpt from Three & Out

Brook waits for J.J. to take his turn drafting before turning his eyes back to me. He taps his chin three times but says nothing. His blue eyes pierce mine.

I cave in ten seconds flat.

“Okay, J.J. is right. I’m drafting a team of dicks. I’m sure this seems juvenile. Or crazy. It’s probably both, but I’m doing it this way. For fun.”

I gulp and finally raise my gaze to his. Sheesh. Our future kids are in for some serious trouble. If I ever suspect them of lying or sneaking around, I’ll just have Brook stare them straight.

“Why dicks?” J.J. asks.

“Between the names and personality types, I figured the NFL would have more than enough to give my team a full roster.”

“Not all football players are dicks.” J.J.’s tone takes on a sharp edge.

“I agree. Just the ones I’m drafting.”

Brook’s eyes crease around the edges, and his shoulders shake. My stomach instantly settles. Good. I’m glad he found his sense of humor.

“Whatever.” J.J. sighs. “I’m not going to stop you. It’s in my best interest for you to draft a crappy team. But as league commissioner, I needed to make sure you were cleared of any wrongdoing. For all I know, you’re helping your husband secure a playoff spot.”

“I assure you, my intentions are entirely pure.”

For some reason, this sets Brook off, and I disconnect the call before J.J. can take offense to Brook’s laughter.

“I’ve got to hand it to you, babe,” he says, once he finally regains some control. “When you decide to throw the game in the pre-season, you don’t mess around.”

My jaw drops, but I pause to draft my next player—Arney Walker, a known jerk who is constantly in trouble for attitude problems—before addressing his comment.

“Why would you think I’m throwing the game?”

He gives me his “let’s be serious” look, before pointing out the lack of consistency with most of the players I’ve already drafted. I again tap my fingers on the desk impatiently while he rattles off every reason my team won’t succeed until I’ve had enough.

“I have complete faith in my team. In fact, I’m guessing my pack of boners will outperform your so-called talent.”

“Want to place a side bet?”

“What are the terms?” I have to know what’s at stake because I don’t actually think my team will come close to beating his. This is probably the finest roster I’ve seen him draft, and he’s right about my team. They suck.

“That’s up for negotiation.”

Brook rips a Post-it off of a pad and hands it to me along with a pen. He grabs a second one and scribbles on it, motioning for me to do the same. I write “get a dog” above “wins head-to-head.” We fold our pieces of paper. I hand mine over and reach for Brook’s, but he pulls it out of reach.

“Do you actually want to know what’s at stake or just discuss the terms?”

Pursing my lips, I consider the possibilities. Knowing Brook, he probably wrote something like “try my world-famous steak,” which he still hasn’t convinced me to do in the two years we’ve known each other. He respects my pescetarianism, but he still talks about the steak ad nauseam. Plus, I’d rather he not see my terms. He’s told me we can’t get a dog. Several times. He claims our apartment is too small and that our cat, Blitz, would probably traumatize any poor pup.

With steaks and dogs on the line, maybe it’s better if we don’t know what’s at risk until the last possible moment.

“Let’s go for the surprise. You hold on to your terms, I’ll hold on to mine, and we’ll reveal the prize later.”

He nods and tucks his piece of paper into his wallet. “Want to go for most wins or something else?”

“How about whoever wins when we play against each other in week six?”

“I like it. So we have a wager?”

I thrust my hand across the desk. “We have a deal.”

To his credit, Brook doesn’t gloat over his inevitable victory. He doesn’t even smirk. Instead, we shake hands and withdraw into our respective rosters as our league goes round after round in the draft.


*** BARGAIN ALERT *** To celebrate the new release, for a limited time, you can pick up the first two stories in the series for only 99 cents each. EBooks First & Goal and Going for Two are available for only 99 cents each. ***

 

In Laura Chapman’s Queen of the League series, Harper Duquaine joins a fantasy football league to prove she can hang with the guys. Only problem: she doesn’t know a sleeper from a keeper (or any of the other lingo thrown her way). Her competitive streak soon emerges, and she catches the interest of her top two competitors. With a slew of conflicting advice in her real and fantasy worlds, Harper must figure out how to play the game and come out a winner.

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About the Author : Laura Chapman is the author of First & Goal, Going for Two, Three & Out, and The Marrying Type.  Her holiday novellas Making Christmas and What Happens at Midnight will be released on November 8, and are now available for pre-order. A native Nebraskan, she loves football, Netflix marathons, and her cats, Jane and Bingley. Connect with her online on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube and on her website at www.laurachapmanbooks.com.
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Release Week Blitz: Mixing It Up by Tracie Banister (spotlight, giveaway)

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written by Tracie Banister
published by Tracie Banister, 2016

find it here: (affiliate links) Amazon, Goodreads

I’m currently reading this book, and I’m really enjoying it! It’s also making me very hungry!! Stay tuned for my review. It will be up soon.

About the book – from Goodreads: Born with a silver spoon in her mouth, Manhattan upper-cruster Cecily Sinclair now uses that pricey utensil to dish up fancy French fare on her cooking show, Serving Romance. When there’s an executive shake-up at the network, she’s not worried. Not much anyway. Her show’s a hit after all. Why would the new CEO want to mess with success?

The driving force behind several buzzed-about networks, Devlin Hayes is considered to be a wunderkind in the television industry. Although his plans to rebrand CuisineTV and make Serving Romance more Millennial-friendly don’t thrill Cecily, her charming, blue-eyed boss is a hard man to say “no” to and she really wants to keep her job—even if that means sharing screen time with a loathsome blast from her past.

Mercurial Italian chef Dante Marchetti a.k.a. “Il Duce” was once Cecily’s boss, and she has the PTSD to prove it. Now the owner of one of the hottest restaurants in town, Dante’s egomania knows no bounds and his constant attempts to provoke and upstage Cecily make her want to conk him on the head with a sautééé pan. She thinks they’re toxic together, but viewers love their chemistry and clamor for more.

As Cecily battles to maintain the integrity of her show, she finds herself scheming and manipulating right along with Dante and Devlin. Is she fighting a lost cause? Does she really belong on TV, or would her culinary talent be better served elsewhere? And could one of the men who makes Cecily’s blood boil ignite a passion in her for something other than food?

rsz_smauthorheadshotAbout the author: An avid reader and writer, Tracie Banister has been scribbling stories since she was a child, most of them featuring feisty heroines with complicated love lives like her favorite fictional protagonist Scarlett O’Hara. Her work was first seen on the stage of her elementary school, where her 4th grade class performed an original holiday play she penned. (Like all good divas-in-the-making, she also starred in and tried to direct the production.)

Tracie’s dreams of authorial success were put on the backburner when she reached adulthood and discovered that she needed a “real” job in order to pay her bills. Her career as personal assistant to a local entrepreneur lasted for 12 years. When it ended, she decided to follow her bliss and dedicate herself to writing full-time. Mixing It Up is her fourth Chick Lit release, and in it Tracie finally got to live out her fantasy of being a Cordon Bleu-trained chef.

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Purchase a copy of Mixing It Up between October 19th, 2016 and October 25th, 2016 and you could win this fantastic prize pack inspired by the book’s heroine and her love of French food!

This prize pack includes:

  • Garnier-Thiebaut Oh, La La, Chéri French-themed 4-piece Kitchen Linens Set (Apron, kitchen towel, pot holder, and oven mitt.)
  • Kate Spade Deco Dot Recipe Box with 8 tabbed dividers and 40 recipe cards
  • The French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook by Mireille Guiliano

To enter this giveaway, simply e-mail the author at traciebanister@gmail.com with your proof of purchase. Entries will be accepted until midnight on October 26th, 2016 when a winner will be selected via random drawing. This is an international giveaway, so anyone who buys Mixing It Up within the allotted time frame is eligible to win. Good luck!

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Release Day Launch: All Access by Liberty Kontranowski (spotlight)

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written by Liberty Kontranowski
published by Marching Ink, LLC, 2016

find it here: (affiliate links) Amazon, Goodreads

About the book – from Goodreads: Every fangirl has a fantasy . . . what happens when that “if only” dream comes true?

Though she’s a single mom wedged firmly into thirty-something territory, author Kallie Reagan’s devotion to rock star Niles Russell knows no bounds. To pay homage to her muse, Kallie writes a smokin’ hot novel featuring a hero who looks and acts an awful lot like Niles — and a heroine who may or may not have a smattering of herself thrown in for fun.

When Niles learns about the book and surprise-texts Kallie, the two deliciously complicated creatives become fast friends . . . and so much more. But trying to define a relationship that’s laced with closeted skeletons, half-truths, and constant question marks proves harder than making it big. If they’re going to progress from Fangirl Infatuation to The Real Deal, these two need to give each other All Access to the most important place of all: their hearts.

 

Liberty KontranowskiAbout the author: Liberty Kontranowski is a romantic women’s fiction author who adores all things lovey-dovey with a pinch (or more) of hubba-hubba. When she’s not at the keyboard, she’s taxiing around her three boys, knocking back craft beers with the hubs, blogging, fangirling, and dreaming up more fake people. She also spends an inordinate amount of time drinking coffee and dreaming of the day she can bid adieu to far-too-wintry Michigan and move to a place where she can write with her toes in the sand.

Liberty loves to hear from her readers (and otherwise cool people) so give her a yell.

Find Ms. Kontranowski here: blog, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads

 

 

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Sale Blitz: Charlie McClung Series by Mary Anne Edwards

***Kindle Countdown Deal for just $0.99***

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The first three books of the Charlie McClung Mysteries are on sale May 2731st as part of a Kindle Countdown Deal. Now is your chance to get in on the mystery and suspense!

Get the books:

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Detective Charlie McClung no longer finds his job fulfilling and has given up finding that “someone” his granny promised he would find. So he leaves behind the big city and his close-knit family and takes a job in a small town police department in Georgia, resigned to live a quiet life in solitude.

Things change when he meets Marian Selby while investigating the mysterious death of her best friend. But Marian swore never to love again after the death of her husband 11 years ago. What seems to be a suicide turns into a tangled web of deceit, corruption, and complicated shadows.

Can the two of them come to grips with their feelings for each other before the killer closes in on them?

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For Charlie McClung, going home to Virginia with Marian was supposed to be a joyous occasion, but upon arrival at his childhood home, he’s met with a note instead of his family.

“Don’t worry, Love, we’re all okay. Come to the shop. A dead girl was found in an armoire delivered just now. Huggies, Ma”

Charlie is quickly recruited to help solve the murder of a young girl who was on the path to becoming a nun. The suspects begin to mount as Charlie delves deep into the girl’s life, revealing a sordid and ugly side of the town’s good girl.

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It’s the perfect setting for a romantic getaway at sea: Caribbean breezes, clear blue skies, passionate nights, and murder? Not exactly what Detective Charlie McClung and Marian had in mind for their honeymoon. When one of their fellow passengers is murdered on her 35th wedding anniversary, Charlie and Marian get pulled into the investigation. Who would want to kill poor Tammy Ferguson in such a brutal way? As Charlie uncovers more sordid details about Tammy and her husband, Peter, it becomes clear that someone else has found the same skeletons in the Ferguson’s closet and Tammy has paid the price. Is Peter next?

Trapped on the ship with an insidious killer, shadows seem more ominous and even the most innocent faces seem sinister. Has Charlie inadvertently put Marian in harm’s way? How long does Charlie have before the hunter becomes the hunted?

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Mary Anne Edwards is the author of The Charlie McClung Mysteries. These are traditional murder mysteries (with a touch of romance) set in Georgia during the early 1980s. She is a wife, a writer, and an advocate of the developmentally disabled. Mary Anne was born in Mercedes, Texas. She now lives in Georgia with her husband of 35 years and her Tuxedo cat, Gertrude . Mary Anne loves her readers and enjoys hearing from them.

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Release Blitz: Going for Two by Laura Chapman (spotlight, guest post)

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Going For TwoGoing for Two (Queen of the League, #2)
written by Laura Chapman
published by Marching Ink, LLC, 2016

find it here: (affiliate links) Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooksGoodreads

About the book – from Goodreads: Harper Duquaine is back for another season of fantasy football! This time she’s a year wiser and prepared to dominate the league. But while she finally seems to have her fantasy life in order, reality proves more challenging.

Her plans to peacefully play house with her boyfriend come to a halt when the high school suddenly names Brook its head football coach. The promotion comes with more responsibility on the field and less time at home. It also unexpectedly means more work for Harper, who already has her hands full helping a friend pull off the perfect proposal (while dodging questions about when she and Brook are going to get hitched already). Plus, a new development at work could leave her—and half of the fantasy league—jobless.

With the complications of her career and being “Mrs. Coach” adding up, Harper wonders if she’s committed to the life she’s already building or if there is something else out there.

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In honor of Going for Two’s release, I’m sharing some fun facts about the book and Queen of the League series.

Food can play an important part in a story. A lot can happen when people meet together to break bread. When I write a dish into one of my books, I like to know what exactly it would look like and how it would taste, whether or not those details make it into the scene. It can make a difference. Like, would someone really be able to go running only five minutes after eating a super heavy, cheesy dish? Probably not without spilling their cookies. With Harper hosting a number of football watch parties in Going for Two, and her being a hostess with the most-est, I needed a reserve of recipes for her to make to serve to the masses. This Spinach Dip is one of my favorite game day recipes, and it’s super easy to make thanks to the help of a slow cooker.

I hope you will check out the other facts—view a complete listing of locations and dates on my website, www.laurachapmanbooks.com—and the series.

Thank you, Chrissy, for featuring Going for Two—and me—today. Enjoy!

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Headshot1About the author: Laura Chapman is the author of Going for Two, First & Goal, The Marrying Type, and Hard Hats and Doormats. Her work also appears in Merry & Bright, A Kind of Mad Courage, and the holiday collection All I Want For Christmas from Marching Ink. She loves Huskers and Packers football, Netflix marathons, and her cats, Jane and Bingley. Laura makes her home in Nebraska, where she is penning her next novel.

Find Ms. Chapman here: web, blog, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, YouTube, Instagram

 

 

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Release Week Blitz: First & Goal by Laura Chapman (spotlight, guest post)

Set your lineups and pull out the old game tape—football is here. This year, you can experience fantasy football vicariously through (or commiserate with) Harper Duquaine in First & Goal by Laura Chapman.

 

What begins as a way to make nice with her new co-workers soon becomes an obsession for Harper as she navigates the ups and downs of managing a fantasy football team. Add in a pair of meddling brothers, a crew of quirky colleagues, and a league-mate who makes her toes curl, and Harper’s football season has plenty to keep her interested.

 

This new romantic comedy is now available from Marching Ink on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. Join in the fun and cheer Harper on as she takes on the old boys club.

 

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Then beat them.

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First & Goal CoverFirst & Goal (Queen of the League #1)
written by Laura Chapman
published by Marching Ink, 2015

find it here: (affiliate links) Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooksGoodreads

About the book – from Goodreads: When Harper Duquaine’s no-nonsense approach to work unintentionally ruffles the wrong feathers at her new job, she joins her co-workers’ fantasy football league to prove she can hang with the guys. Only problem: she doesn’t know a sleeper from a keeper (or any of the other lingo thrown her way).

Embroiled in a world of lineups, stats, and trades, Harper’s quest to make nice topples when her competitive streak emerges. And her promise to herself that she’ll be a strong, independent woman and leave the drama and heartache behind is seriously tested when she catches the attention of her two biggest competitors: J.J., a local celebrity determined to win a fantasy championship, and Brook, the mild-mannered coach who seems too good to be true. Both threaten her resolve to remain single… and, more importantly, her chances at winning the prize pool.

With a slew of conflicting advice in her real and fantasy worlds, Harper must figure out how to play the game and come out a winner.

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The Hail Mary

Though I’d invested weeks—and frankly a year— of plotting and planning, I officially began First & Goal as part of National Novel Writing Month 2013. (It’s worth noting that while I wrote 50,000 words that month, I ended up tabling this project and coming back to it from a new angle in Fall 2014. Still, I needed this first attempt to create the finished product.)

Like the crazy person I am, in addition to starting a new novel, I scheduled moving into a new apartment for the same weekend. I tried to alleviate the stress and all-around ridiculousness of this by taking off a few days from work. The extra time helped, but I was already beyond exhausted by November 2. Despite having an apartment to move and a novel to write, I managed to reserve a few hours of that Saturday for my favorite activity of fall: watching football. This ended up being a good call on my part because it was the inspiration I needed to keep writing.

My Nebraska Cornhuskers were hosting the Northwestern Wildcats in Lincoln, and it was with a mix of excitement and concern I tuned into the game at a local bar with a friend. The week before, we’d sustained a disappointing loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers, and I had no idea what to expect from Nebraska. Our starting quarterback was out with turf toe, plus several other key players were out with injuries of their own.

It wasn’t looking good for my ‘skers. Down 21-14 at the half, Nebraska tied the score. And in the last minutes of the game, an interception gave the Wildcats a 24-21 edge over the Huskers. You always have faith in those final moments, even while you prepare yourself for the disappointment of a loss.

Ameer Abdullah—perhaps one of the finest athletes to attend Nebraska—kept our hopes and the play alive a little longer by making a crucial fourth down conversion.

For those of you who follow football, you know those don’t happen as often as we’d like. Still, the clock was running, and there wasn’t time to make much a play.“They can’t even go for a field goal now,” I commented to my friend. “Short of a Hail Mary, this game is over.”

“Yeah, but a girl can always dream,” she replied.

Eyes fixed on the TV, we held our breaths as the ball was snapped. The final seconds ticked away as the backup backup quarterback (also known as our third string) scrambled to find his opening. The clock ran out, and Ron Kellogg III pulled his arm back and launched the ball across the field. We watched in silence as this happened:

 

Oh. My. Effing. G. He did it. He threw a Hail Mary, and it worked. The ball bounced off the hands of a Wildcats defender and was snatched up by Jordan Westerkamp. He tapped down both feet in the end zone before falling to the ground.

In those few minutes after, we became fast friends with the rest of the bar patrons—exchanging high fives, loud cheers, and even a few hugs. We were united as a Husker nation.

I’ll admit I left the bar a little shaky and teary eyed. It was hard to believe what I’d witnessed. But it was a little later, when I was at home prepared to tackle my novel once more, that I truly let me emotions show. It occurred to me just how amazing that play was. After a hard-fought game, the Nebraska and Northwestern players were exhausted. Many of the Huskers probably wanted to give up, but they didn’t. They kept fighting until the end, and it worked for them. And you have to hand it to Northwestern. As disappointing as the loss had to be for them, they kept trying to make plays until the game was over.

This was the attitude I needed to adopt toward my novel writing. Instead of complaining about how I could barely remember what I’d written, which probably meant it sucked, I had to push forward.

I took this play as an omen. I had to keep going and see this story through to the end. Because you never know—as ugly as it started, if I tried hard enough, maybe I could have an impressive finish, too.

Through the rest of November, whenever I was feeling overly stressed, I’d look back at that play. Like many of my fellow Huskers, I made references to it. Like in this text message exchange with my big brother:

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And of course, like a total nerd, I fangirled over Ron Kellogg when I bumped into him a month later at my sister’s graduation a month later.

(Westy also went on to be kind of everything last season, too. Take a look at this totally awesome catch [https://youtu.be/OH59a2srnwk] during the Husker’s season opener against Florida Atlantic. It was even more exciting because my good friend and fellow author/football fan Brea Brown was there to share the moment.)

And whether it was re-watching the play, being silly with my friends or listening to an interview from one of the players, I always felt better after remembering its awesomeness. Even now, almost two years later, rewatching this play keeps me motivated. (Which is good because there’s a sequel to finish.)

 

Headshot1About the author: Laura Chapman is the author of First & Goal, The Marrying Type, and Hard Hats and Doormats. Her work appears in Merry & Bright, A Kind of Mad Courage, and a forthcoming Christmas anthology from Marching Ink. A native Nebraskan, she loves Huskers and Packers football, Netflix marathons, and her cats, Jane and Bingley. Laura is currently in pursuit of a fantasy football championship while penning her next novel.

Find Ms. Chapman here: web, blog, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, YouTube, Instagram

 

 

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Release Week Blitz: Vienna by William S. Kirby (spotlight)

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written by William S. Kirby
published by Tor Books, 2015

find it here: (affiliate links) Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooks, Book Depository, Goodreads

About the book – from the publisher: Vienna is a unique and unforgettable novel . . . Inspired by a classic Sherlock Holmes story, Vienna reimagines Holmes and Watson for the 21st century.

It started as nothing more than a one-night stand . . .

Justine is an A-list fashion model on a photo shoot in Europe. Adored by half the world, she can have whomever she wants, but she’s never met anyone like the strange English girl whose bed she wakes up in one morning.

Vienna is an autistic savant, adrift in a world of overwhelming patterns and connections only she can see. Socially awkward and inexperienced, she’s never been with anyone before, let alone a glamorous supermodel enmeshed in a web of secrets and intrigue.

When Justine’s current beau is murdered in the bathroom of her hotel room, she suddenly finds herself thrown into the middle of a deadly conspiracy focusing on a set of antique wooden mannikins—the same ones that are the centerpieces of the photo shoot.

What secret do the mannikins hide, and why is it worth killing over?

Drawn together by an attraction neither of them can explain, Justine and Vienna are pursued across Europe by paparazzi, tabloid headlines . . . and the mystery of Vienna’s own shadowy past, which holds the key to everything.

 

About the author: WILLIAM S. KIRBY has written for television, newspapers, and magazines. Kirby has traveled widely to such places as Great Britain, Fiji, New Zealand, France, Iceland, Belgium, Austria, Hawai’i, the U. S. and British Virgin Islands, Taiwan, Mexico, and the Canadian Rockies. Vienna is a direct result of his travels in Europe. Kirby lives with his wife in Louisville, Colorado.

Find Mr. Kirby here: web, Twitter, Goodreads

 

 

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Release Day Blitz: Bachelor.com by Kathye Quick (spotlight, giveaway)

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Welcome to the release event for Bachelor.com by Kathye Quick!

Bachelor.com is a contemporary romance novel that released July 29th from the Wild Rose Press and is now available for purchase.

 

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Bachelor.com (Bachelors Three Series, Book 1)
written by Kathye Quick
published by Wild Rose Press

 

find it here: (affiliate links) Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Goodreads

 

About the book: Jack Reeves has loved Kinley Adams since the day he rescued her computer from a fatal blue screen. In the two years since, the computer programmer has fantasized about a life with her.  Kinley, an Engineering Assistant, has come to think of Jack as more than just a friend. One night, just when each had finally decided to reveal their feelings are deeper than friendship, a terrible automobile accident puts their confessions on hold.

 
Doctors have no choice but to rebuild Jack’s face, and the result changes everything. Can Jack and Kinley overcome his transformation from geek to chic, a secret double life, and a horde of willing women who have discovered the new Jack Reeves? Will the frog ever become the prince and ride off with his princess to live happily ever after?

About the author: Kathye Quick has been writing since she used #2 pencils and Catholic School lined paper. She originally wanted to be President of the United States or an Organic Chemist, but somehow life got in the way and she got married right out of high school and had a set of twins two years later.  The Presidency seemed out of reach and night school to get her Ph.D. to create new molecule that would ultimately result in the betterment of humankind seemed a little time consuming while trying to raise twins, so she decided to write instead.

 

First published in 1999, she has 20 books in print in several genres, and is working on an Urban Fantasy Series as P. K. Eden with partner, Patt Mihailoff. Their urban fantasy, FIREBRAND, won two Reviewer’s Choice Awards and has earned 5-Star reviews.  Kathye is a founding member of Liberty States Fiction Writers and is a member of Romance Writers of America. In her non-writing life, she works in county government, and is married to her real-life hero, Donald.  Kathye and Don have 3 grown boys, all happily married and having adventures of their own.

 

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Release Day Blitz: Up To I Do by Samantha March (spotlight, giveaway)

Up To I DoUp To I Do
written by Samantha March
published by Marching Ink LLC, 2015

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About the book: Emerson Sinclair, twenty-seven year old hotel heiress, has said yes. With just over a year to plan her extravagant, over the top nuptials to Logan Worthington, it’s all hands on deck with the wedding plans. A Sinclair marrying into the Worthington family is the talk of their small New Hampshire town, and ideas include filming the wedding for a TV segment. But as the items get checked off the list, plans start to go … not as planned. From not getting a designer dress to a selfish bridesmaid and unaccountable best man, Emerson is afraid her wedding will be more a joke than anything.

When both her mother and sister seemingly begin to lose interest in her wedding plans in favor of their own personal lives, Emerson fears her big day will turn into the forgotten wedding. With the pressure to pull off a beautiful and elegant event that everyone expects from their respectable families, Emerson starts to forget the reason why she is saying I Do in the first place.

 

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marchsamanthaAbout the author: Samantha March is an author, editor, publisher, blogger, and all-around book lover. She runs the popular book/women’s lifestyle blog ChickLitPlus, which keeps her bookshelf stocked with the latest reads and up-to-date on all things health, fitness, fashion, and beauty related. In 2011, she launched her independent publishing company, Marching Ink, and has four published novels—Destined to FailThe Green TicketA Questionable Friendship, and Up To I Do. When she isn’t reading, writing, or blogging, you can find her cheering for the Green Bay Packers. Samantha lives in Iowa with her husband and Vizsla puppy.

Find Ms. March here: webBlogFacebookTwitterInstagramYoutube, Goodreads

 

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