SPOTLIGHT ON ~~~ THE APOCALYPSE OF HAGREN ROOSE BY J.W. NICKLAUS…

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J.W. NICKLAUS AND HIS “THE APOCALYPSE OF HAGREN ROOSE”…..

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Join J.W. Nicklaus, author of the fiction drama, The Apocalypse of Hagren Roose, as he tours the blogosphere December 3 – 14!

 

J.W. Nicklaus 2ABOUT J.W. NICKLAUS

J.W. Nicklaus attests to living somewhere between the city closest to the Sun and upon the precipice of Hell—but the winters are mild in Arizona. An avid reader and peerless amateur philosopher, he is “DNA and energy. I am cellular and soulful. I am shadow and light. I am carbon and water . . . and I am stardust. As are we all.” His singular ambition is simple: to leave the world a slightly better place than when he came into it.

J.W. latest book is the fiction drama novella, The Apocalypse of Hagren Roose.

You can find out more about J.W. at http://avomnia.com/about.html.

Visit him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1381134300.

 

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The Apocalypse of Hagren Roose 2ABOUT THE APOCALYPSE OF HAGREN ROOSE

Once a small-town success and happy family man, Hagren Roose finds his slide backwards at once abrupt and wrenching. His small-town mentality sets him on a journey of his own making, of which he has no control—and only he can atone for.

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The Apocalypse of Hagren Roose Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Monday, December 3

Guest Blogging at A Year of Jubilee Reviews

Tuesday, December 4

Book Review at Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

Wednesday, December 5

Character Dear Santa Letter at Literarily Speaking

Book Featured at Acme Authors Ink

Thursday, December 6

Guest  Blogging at Celtic Lady’s Reviews

Guest Blogging at Moonlight Lace & Mayhem

Friday, December 7

Interview at Broken Teepee

Monday, December 10

Guest Blogging at Denyse Bridger’s Fantasy Pages

Interview at The Dark Phantom Reviews

Tuesday, December 11

Book Review at Rainy Day Reviews

Wednesday, December 12

Book Review at The Book Connection

Guest Blogging at Miki’s Hope

Thursday, December 13

Book Review at Cafe of Dreams Book Reviews

Friday, December 14

Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner

Interview at Books Books the Magical Fruit

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We hope you have enjoyed another great “Spotlight” with author J. W. Nicklaus! Please spread the word!

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BOOK SPOTLIGHT~~CHERRY ADAIR’S ICE COLD..

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CHERRY ADAIR’S ICE COLD

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Join New York Times bestseller  Cherry Adair, author of the romantic suspense novel, Ice Cold, as she tours the blogosphere October 15 – December 14 2012!

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Cherry Adair 2ABOUT CHERRY ADAIR

 

 

New York Times bestselling author Cherry Adair’s innovative action-adventure novels have appeared on numerous bestsellers lists, won dozens of awards and garnered praise from reviewers and fans alike. With the creation of her kick butt counterterrorist group, T-FLAC, years before action adventure romances were popular, Cherry has carved a niche for herself with her sexy, sassy, fast-paced novels.  She loves to hear from readers.

Her latest book is the romantic suspense novel, Ice Cold.

Visit Cherry Adair’s website at www.cherryadair.com.

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Ice Cold 2ABOUT ICE COLD

T-FLAC operative Rafael Navarro will never allow another woman to suffer the consequences of his dangerous life. But in a world where a terrorist can do more damage with a keyboard than a bomb, he needs the expert help of a cyber-geek. And fast.

Fellow operative, and cybercrimes specialist Honey Winston prefers computers to people. But when a serial bomber threatens the world’s financial infrastructure, she’s forced to work closely with Navarro, whose notorious skill in the bedroom is as legendary as his dexterity defusing bombs.

Honey and Rafael must fight sparks hot enough to melt their resolve, and push beyond fear itself, as they join forces in a bid to race the clock before a sinister and lethal bomber proves just how much they both have to lose.

T-FLAC is back, and the timer is counting down in the most pulse-pounding explosive op yet—

 

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Ice Cold Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Monday, November 12

Book Featured at Butterfly-O-Meter Books

Tuesday, November 13

Interview & Book Giveaway at Reading Reality

Wednesday, November 14

Book Review at Butterfly-O-Meter Books

Thursday, November 15

Book Review at Smitten with Reading

Friday, November 16

Book Review & Guest Blogging at Herding Cats & Burning Soup

Monday, November 19

Book Review at Under the Boardwalk

Tuesday, November 20

Book Review at Little Library Muse

Wednesday, November 21

Book Review at Inside BJ’s Head

Thursday, November 22

Interview & Book Giveaway at Laurie’s Non-Paranormal Thoughts & Reviews

Friday, November 23

Book Review at Moonlight Lace & Mayhem

Tuesday, November 27

Book Review at From the TBR Pile

Thursday, November 29

Guest Blogging & Book Giveaway at Darlene’s Book Nook

Monday, December 3

Book Review at Reviews by Molly

Tuesday, December 4

Guest Blogging at The Book Vixen

Book Review & Interview at Keeping Up With the Rheinlanders

Wednesday, December 5

Book Review at Bunny’s Reviews

Book Review at Ashley’s Bookshelf

Thursday, December 6

Guest Blogging at The Paperback Pursuer

Book Review at Books-n-Kisses

Friday, December 7

Book Review at Sara’s Organized Chaos

Monday, December 10

Book Review at Colletta’s Kitchen Sink

Tuesday, December 11

Guest Blogging at Donna’s Blog Home

Wednesday, December 12

Book Review at Donna’s Blog Home

Thursday, December 13

Book Review at Paranormal and Romance Suspense Reviews

Friday, December 14

Book Review at Celtic Lady’s Reviews

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LACEY A. WEST’S LIVING IN THE LIGHT ON TOUR….

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LACEY A. WEST ON TOUR…

 Living in a world of turmoil and unrest is trying, but when the disquiet is in your own mind, it is infinitely more difficult to deal with.

 

 

Here is a brief description of the book:

Living in the Light provides readers with step-by-step methods to overcome depression and anxiety. It offers solutions through a combination of cognitive techniques and gospel-centered principles that will empower readers with the ability to regain their peace and happiness through eliminating all aspects of darkness from their life, embracing a life full of light.

Meet the Author:

Lacey West, a wife, mother, and registered nurse, was born and raised in Delta, Utah.  She graduated with honors from Southern Utah University with a Bachelor degree in Nursing.  Motivated by a desire to conquer her own depression, she spent years researching mental health.  She enjoys writing, spending time with family, playing the violin, sewing, and fishing.  She resides with her husband and two children in Wichita, Kansas. To find out more on Living in the Light and author Lacey West, visit: www.laceyawest.com.

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#VIRTUAL BLOG TOUR WITH ROMANTIC SUSPENSE AUTHOR,C. ELIZABETH {ABSOLUTE OBSTRUCTION}..

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C. ELIZABETH

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Absolute Obstruction

 

 

Being lonely isn’t anything new for 45 year old Rose Terrance.  After all, that’s what she signed up for when she married beautiful, 33 year old movie star, Michael Terrance and in spite of her loneliness, their love stays strong.  However, their love, nor Michael’s vehement overprotectiveness, can shield Rose from a threat that is beyond Michael’s comprehension, one that annihilates his heart and lines his soul with guilt.

 

Michael has murderous intentions that lead him to a place he has already asked Rose to forgive him for, taking the phrase “I would die for you” to the extreme.

 

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PictureC. Elizabeth lives in St. Albert,  Alberta, Canada and during her short writing career she’s learned a lot about herself, sometimes to the point that she wonders how the heck she got this far in life and know so little about herself.

 

For the majority of her life she dabbled in many things, such as drawing, photography, sewing, only to find that after a while, she would lose interest, but writing is a different story – it found her and continues to be an addiction, as well as a most wonderful, incredible passion.

Not only does she write novels, but she does whatever she can to hone her craft.  Such as attending the New York Pitch Conference, seminars and the like, as well, she writes for online magazines on the topic of… you guessed it, writing.

 

You can learn more about C. Elizabeth at her website at  www.celizabeth.ca.

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Absolute Obstruction Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Monday, December 3

Book Review at Cafe of Dreams Book Reviews

Tuesday, December 4

Guest Blogging at The Writer’s Life

Wednesday, December 5

Interview at Blogcritics

Thursday, December 6

Guest Blogging at  Curling Up By the Fire

Friday, December 7

Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book

Monday, December 10

Book Review at My Book Addiction Reviews

Tuesday, December 11

Character Dear Santa Letter at Literarily Speaking

Wednesday, December 12

Interview at Examiner

Thursday, December 13

Book Feature & Giveaway at Delphina Reads Too Much

Friday, December 14

Book Review at Miki’s Hope

Wednesday, January 2

Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner

Thursday, January 3

Book review at Read It All Reviews

Friday, January 4

Guest Blogging at The Top Shelf

Monday, January 7

Book Review at Waiting on Sunday to Drown

Tuesday, January 8

Interview at Laurie’s Non-Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews

Book Review at Teena in Toronto

Wednesday, January 9

Character “Dear Reader” Letter at Literarily Speaking

Thursday, January 10

Book Review & Giveaway at Mary’s Cup of Tea

Friday, January 11

Book Review and Guest Blogging at Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews

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Check out “Our Thoughts” on “Absolute Obstruction” by C. Elizabeth!

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Thank you for visiting with us today!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

 

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FOREVER’S HOLIDAY PRIZEPACK #GIVEAWAY.~HOPE RAMSEY,PAULA QUINN,KATIE LANE,AND JILL SHAVIS~~

MBA&M AND FOREVER PROUDLY PRESENTS….

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Friend,

 

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but a book is so delightful…

 

The holidays are upon us and we at Forever/Forever Yours are thrilled to have four wonderful stories of holiday romance, love, and laughter.

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HUNK FOR THE HOLIDAYS by Katie Lane

September 25, 2012; Forever/ Mass Market; $7.99; 978-1-455-52236-1

Cassie McPherson works hard for her family’s construction business. With no date for the company Christmas party, she’s crazy enough to hire an escort. James charms everyone—including Cassie—and when the night ends, the party doesn’t stop. As Cassie falls, literally, into his bed, James falls head over heels in love. Now he has to figure out a way to tell her the truth: he’s not an escort. He’s her family’s fiercest business rival. But all he wants for Christmas is her…

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LAST CHANCE CHRISTMAS by Hope Ramsey

September 25, 2012; Forever/Mass Market; $7.99; 978-0-446-57607-9

Last Chance Chief of Police Stone Rhodes has concentrated on raising his three daughters since his wife’s death. So when photojournalist Lark Chaikin arrives in town, the last thing Stone is looking for is a relationship. But for the first time in her life, Lark wants to settle down in one place. Can Stone get past his grief and let go of his first love? Not until a certain Sorrowful Angel—and her eight-year-old helper—unleash a miracle or two.

 

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A HIGHLANDER FOR CHRISTMAS by Paula Quinn

October 2, 2012, Forever Yours/ E-Book Original Novella; $.99; 978-1-4555-2375-7

As the bard of the MacGregor clan, Finlay Grant is a natural-born charmer. He can easily win the heart of any lass . . . but somehow, the right words to express his love for stunning Leslie Harrison have eluded him. When Leslie’s betrothed makes a dastardly deal, putting her family and the MacGregor clan in danger, Finn will prove that he’s just as fierce in battle as he is sweet in song. Can these two lovers find a Christmas miracle that will grant them a happily-ever-after?

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UNDER THE MISTLETOE by Jill Shalvis

December 3, 2012; Forever Yours/ E-Book Original Novella; $1.99;

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New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis continues her Lucky Harbor series with a new novella.  Mia Hutchinson, Tara and Ford’s daughter from THE SWEETEST THING, has asked her college boyfriend, Nick, to travel to Lucky Harbor for her aunt Maddie’s Christmas Eve wedding. When Nick refuses her invitation, Mia returns alone and faces her high school sweetheart Carlos Rodriguez for the first time since refusing his marriage proposal—only to find that he is happily dating someone else.  With love and holiday spirit everywhere, Mia wonders who will kiss her this Christmas under the mistletoe.

 

 

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GIVEAWAY ALERT!

(Sponsored by the publisher)

Thanks to Jessica at Grand Central Publishing/Forever we are offering 4,yes 4 lucky commenters a chance to win 2 print copies of “HUNK FOR THE HOLIDAYS” by Katie Lane and “LAST CHANCE CHRISTMAS” by Hope Ramsey AND Sorry, e-books only thru NET GALLEY, “A HIGHLANDER FOR CHRISTMAS” by Paula Quinn and “”UNDER THE MISTLETOE” by Jill Shavis. Print copies US residents only. No P.O. Boxes,please. Giveaway will run from today,December 9 until December 16,2012.

*Please tell us a favorite holiday memory*

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! ENJOY!

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BOOK SPOTLIGHT: DOROTHY LOVE’S “EVERY PERFECT GIFT”…

MBA&M AND THOMAS NELSON PROUDLY PRESENTS….

“EVERY PERFECT GIFT” BY DOROTHY LOVE…

Every Perfect Gift, Dorothy LoveEthan and Sophie long to share a future together. But the secrets they’re not sharing could tear them apart.

Sophie Caldwell has returned to Hickory Ridge, Tennessee, after years away. Despite the heartaches of her childhood, Sophie is determined to make a home, and a name, for herself in the growing town. A gifted writer, she plans to resurrect the local newspaper that so enchanted her as a girl.

Ethan Heyward’s idyllic childhood was shattered by a tragedy he has spent years trying to forget. An accomplished businessman and architect, he has built a majestic resort in the mountains above Hickory Ridge, drawing wealthy tourists from all over the country.

When Sophie interviews Ethan for the paper, he is impressed with her intelligence and astounded by her beauty. She’s equally intrigued but fears he will reject her if he learns about her shadowed past. Just as she summons the courage to tell him, Ethan’s own past unexpectedly and violently catches up with him, threatening not only his life but their budding romance.

“Pure Southern delight! Dorothy Love weaves a stirring romance . . . that uplifts and inspires the heart.” —Tamera Alexander, best-selling author of The Inheritance and A Lasting Impression.

Length 320 Pages
Series A Hickory Ridge Romance
Publication Date December 4, 2012
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ISBN-10 1595549021
ISBN-13 9781595549020

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#BOOK BLAST FOR INGRID KING AND HER “PURR’S OF WISDOM”…

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Join Ingrid King, author of the nonfiction pet book, Purrs of Wisdom: Conscious Living Feline Style, as she tours the blogosphere December 3 – January 11 ! Ingrid will be giving away a $25 Amazon GC, one autographed paperback copy and 3 electronic copies of her book!  To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below and good luck!

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Ingrid KingABOUT INGRID KING

Ingrid King is a former veterinary hospital manager turned award winning writer. Her popular blog, The Conscious Cat, a comprehensive resource for conscious living, health, and happiness for cats and their humans, has won multiple awards, including DogTime Media’s  2012 Pettie for Best Cat Blog, 2011 Pettie for Best Overall Pet Blog, and About.com’s 2012 Readers Choice Award for Best Website About Cats. Ingrid is the publisher of the online magazine News for You and Your Pet, which goes out to subscribers around the world. Her articles have been published in Cat Fancy, Animal Wellness Magazine, Urban Animal, NOVADog, and on miscellaneous websites. Ingrid lives in Northern Virginia with her tortoiseshell cats Allegra and Ruby.

Her latest book is Purrs of Wisdom: Conscious Living Feline Style.

Visit her website at www.ingridking.com.

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Purrs of WisdomABOUT PURRS OF WISDOM: CONSCIOUS LIVING FELINE STYLE

Purrs of Wisdom is a collection of essays featuring lessons in conscious living, inspired by the cats who have shared my life. From help with every day challenges to inspiration on living a joyful life, this compilation provides encouragement, guidance, and enlightenment, feline style. Whether it’s creating balance, navigating turbulent times, or finding the magic in life’s ordinary moments, there’s something for everyone in this book.
Chapters include:

  • The Healing Power of the Purr
  • Making Time for Contemplation
  • Routine as the Key to Happiness
  • Purging Can Make You Purr
  • Healthy Cats, Healthy Human

The stories may remind readers of lessons their own cats have taught them, provide “aha” moments, or simply bring a smile.

PRAISE FOR Purrs of Wisdom

Purrs of Wisdom, by Ingrid King, is a treat for anyone who is enchanted by all things feline! The book is an exploration of lessons on living a joyful and inspired life, learned from the many magical cats who have shared the author’s journey.

I found gifts on every page, but the section titled Lessons from a Maple Tree especially touched my heart. The author talks about taking time out of her busy day to soak up the tree’s magnificent colors when the leaves change in the fall. “Doing nothing without feeling guilty” is a lesson she learned from her cats. Ingrid’s words were a gentle reminder to this fast-paced former New Yorker to look to my own kitties for guidance when my world seems to be spinning a bit too quickly.

Purrs of Wisdom is sure to be a treasured addition to any cat lover’s library!”

Christine Davis, Author of For Every Cat An Angel and Forever Paws

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“Reading this collection of feline-inspired essays and life lessons gave me several AHA! moments. Purrs of Wisdom is a refreshing read that packs a deceptively powerful punch and provides helpful recipes for finding your bliss. Ingrid King writes with compassion for those who struggle along as “life happens.” The gifted writer offers nearly poetic insight how to manage the angst, as well as to recognize the “why” behind such things. You’ll want to savor each individual chapter and purr-haps bookmark and revisit those that strike a personal chord. And of course, read aloud to your favorite feline companion!”

Amy Shojai, bestselling author of more than two-dozen pet books

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Purrs of Wisdom is the perfect book for anyone who loves cats – and has an interest in living life to the fullest, with a positive and peaceful outlook – just like a cat does! It spoke to me on several levels and is sure to become a well-thumbed volume as I continue on my life’s journey.”

Ann Brightman, Managing Editor, Animal Wellness Magazine

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“In this guide to living spiritually and creatively in a world that isn’t always quite comfortable with either quality, King, a keenly intuitive writer, draws upon the lessons she has learned from her beloved feline friends, weaving them deftly together with her own experiences. ”

– T.J. Banks, Author of Sketch People: Stories Along the Way and Catsong

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Pump Up Your Book and Ingrid King are teaming up to give you a chance to win some fabulous prizes!

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This promotion will run from December 3 – January 11. The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter, contacted by email and announced on January 12, 2013.

VISIT IN ORDER TO ENTER TO WIN!

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Purrs of Wisdom Virtual Book Blast Schedule

Monday, December 3

Mochas, Mysteries and More

Tuesday, December 4

Bunny’s Reviews

Read It All Book Reviews

Wednesday, December 5

Delphina Reads Too Much

My Devotional Thoughts

Thursday, December 6

Books Books the Magical Fruit

My Book Addiction and More

Friday, December 7

Socrates Book Reviews

Monday, December 10

Maureen’s Musings

Create With Joy

Through Squirrel’s Eyes

Words From the Tampa Bookworm

Tuesday, December 11

Icefairy’s Treasure Chest

Wednesday, December 12

Miki’s Hope

Inside BJ’s Head

Thursday, December 13

Literarily Speaking

The Writer’s Life

Friday, December 14

Hardcover Feedback

Wednesday, January 2

The Busy Mom’s Daily

Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf

Minding Spot

Thursday, January 3

Lori’s Reading Corner

Dogs Rule, Cats Drool

Friday, January 4

Read It All Book Reviews

So Little Time…

Monday, January 7

Parenting from a child’s point of view

SOS Aloha Book Blog

Tuesday, January 8

Celtic Lady’s Reviews

Wednesday, January 9

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Thursday, January 10

Examiner

Friday, January 11

Herding Cats & Burning Soup

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We hope you will join in on the fun!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!

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BLOG TOUR: STEVE WESTOVER’S “GOLD CLASH….

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STEVE WESTOVER ON TOUR…

 According to legend, when the Mormons were forced to flee Missouri in 1838, they left behind a cache of Mormon gold. Mob boss Alex Nicas desperately wants it, and he’ll do anything to obtain it―including abducting two youth participating in a pioneer trek.

Here is a brief description of the book:

When Jimmy agreed to lead a youth activity through the historic Missouri countryside, he had no idea what he was getting into. Now he and his friends Paul and Emily must race to recover a long-lost treasure and rescue two teenage hostages before the conflict tears an entire town apart. This action-packed thrill ride of a book doesn’t disappoint!

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Meet the Author:

My wife and I have lived in small town, rural Missouri for 12 years and have 4 entertaining and wonderful children. I never expected to be living on a farm with chickens, cows, kittens and a dog. The kids love ‘em. My life revolves around spending time with my family. Being a father and a husband are the most important things I can concentrate my time on and I enjoy it. I published my first novel, DEFENSIVE TACTICS, in August 2010. My second novel, Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island is under contract with Cedar Fort Publishing and should be released in the Spring of 2012. To learn more about Gold Clash and author Steve Westover, visit: http://stevewestover.com/Home.html.

 

 

 

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We hope you have enjoyed our blog tour presentation today! Thank you for stopping by!

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#VISIT AND #GIVEAWAY WITH CHRISTIAN AUTHOR, JANET K. HALLING….

MBA&M PRESENTS….

JANET K. HALLING!!

WELCOME JANET TO MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE!

My Favorite Christmas Memories

By: Janet K. Halling, Author of An Unexpected Angel, available now!

 

I have many wonderful memories of Christmas. My family had a lot of traditions that are probably familiar to many…pajamas for Christmas Eve, a special Christmas dinner (on the good china!), reading the Christmas story from the Bible, delivering treats to the neighbors… these things and many more created the wonderful Christmases of my childhood.

 

Among my favorite memories are the years my siblings and I would sleep in the same room. We didn’t do it every year – for reasons that will soon become obvious – but when we did, it was awesome.

 

We slept in my room because it was the biggest and because it was directly over my parent’s bedroom. I don’t know why they allowed this. Probably because all the hollering and banging around up there meant they could at least keep track of us all, especially on this night when stealth was so important!

 

After one last Christmas carol, a family prayer, and some truly speedy washing up, my two sisters and three brothers would drag their sleeping bags into my room. Everyone smelled like new flannel and toothpaste and we were all overly-sugared, wild-eyed, and completely crazy with excitement.

 

It would begin innocently enough. My parents would tuck us in, kiss us goodnight, and close the door. We would lie there quietly until inevitably someone would let out a happy little shriek. Then someone else would shriek back and maybe start kicking to rustle their sleeping bag. And on and on until we had become complete maniacs…jumping, squealing, laughing, pounding on the floor, shouting Santa Claus songs at the top of our lungs…one year we even pulled my bed into the middle of the room and did gymnastics over it.

 

Inevitably, Mom would come in and tell us to quiet down so we’d straighten our bedding, turn out the lights, and try again. And always with the same result. Complete chaos until finally we collapsed from exhaustion.

 

Now I am a mom and am trying to give my children that same Christmas magic. And some years I have to poke my head into my daughter’s room to tell my four children to settle down because they are jumping, squealing, and laughing; overly-sugared, wild-eyed, and smelling of new flannel and toothpaste.

 

And I smile.

Oh! What a wonderful memory! Thanks for sharing your Christmas memory with us and our readers.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE AND HAPPY MEMORIES!

Links

JanetKHalling.com

Facebook.com/Janetkhalling

Book trailer on YouTube

TV interview (Recorded 11/27/12 for Good Things Utah ABC4)

Amazon book page

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About Me

 

 

 

I have always loved writing and storytelling and I am thrilled to have An Unexpected Angel finally in print.

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*From the author’s website*

AN UNEXPECTED ANGEL

JANET K. HALLING

An Unexpected Angel

It was Christmas Eve, and the Empire State Building was lit with red and green. The streets were jammed with traffic, and the fog was rolling in off the Hudson, turning the streetlights into misty orbs.

Ella sighed and turned away from the window and the twinkling lights below, determined not to give in to the painful memories that had been lurking in the back of her mind all day.

Ella Davies hates Christmas. Every year she spends the holidays working, trying to bury the pain of a childhood tragedy. But this season, Ella’s about to learn something only an angel could teach her.

With the help of an unlikely friend, Ella gains new hope and discovers the truth about her past, learning the power of forgiveness along the way.

This modern twist on a Christmas classic will remind you that the best gifts of all are the loved ones you learn to treasure!

An Unexpected Angel on Amazon

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Product Details
Title: An Unexpected Angel
Author: Janet Halling
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 120
Dimensions: 5 x 7
ISBN/UPC: 9781462111039
Vendor: Cedar Fort, Inc.
Imprint: Sweetwater
Release Date: 2012-10-09
Price: $8.99

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Please check out “Our Thoughts” on “An Unexpected Angel” by Janet K. Halling!

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Thanks everyone for stopping by!

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GIVEAWAY ALERT!!

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Please tell us a favorite Christmas memory of yours for a chance to win a print copy of “An unexpected Angel” by Janet K. Halling.Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. NO P.O. Boxes,please. Giveaway will run from today December 5 until December December 12,2012.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE AND ENJOY!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!! Thanks for stopping by. Please Facebook, Twitter,Linked and anywhere else you can this title. Also,”like” and “tag”.

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#VISIT AND #GIVEAWAY WITH YOUNG ADULT PARANORMAL AUTHOR ANGELA ORLOWSKI PEART…

MBA&M PRESENTS…..

YOUNG ADULT PARANORMAL AUTHOR……

ANGELA ORLOWSKI PEART!

WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, WELCOME ANGELA….

MBA&M: Please tell our readers a little about Angela Peart?

AOP: I really like milk chocolate. Oh, wait, that’s probably not what you meant. It always starts and ends with my favorite food anyway 🙂 I was born and raised in Poland. The storytelling and reading has been my the part of my daily activities since childhood. I have been writing short stories and novellas in Polish throughout my school years, but after graduating from college I took a long break from writing, only to return to it a few years ago, but this time exclusively in English. Besides authoring books, I also watercolor paint, knit, draw, cook, and grow my organic garden. 

MBA&M: Where did the idea for the story of “Forged By Greed” come from?

AOP: The story has been brewing in my head for a couple of years before I have started to write it. I have been infatuated by mythology ever since I remember. When my son was little, he loved this one book with stories about Hercules. He wanted me to read it to him over and over. One day an idea popped in my head. What if all the mythological gods and goddesses had one thing in common—they were actually the same deity, just observed differently by different cultures. The idea started to grow, and soon I implemented the paranormal elements into the story. I figured, if the goddess(es) can shift from one form into another, then their minions should be able to do the same, at least to some extent. Shape Shifters were the perfect fit, and that’s how the first book in The Forged Series was born. I wanted to keep the story set in today’s reality to give it a contemporary basis.

MBA&M: What was the hardest thing about writing “Forged by Greed”?

AOP: Because Forged by Greed is the first book in The Forged Series, I think it was somehow more challenging than the sequel will be, since there was a whole aspect of the story and character development. Although the next books in the series will for sure bring their own set of demands, like keeping in par with the first book as far as developing a believable conflict, throwing compelling trials at the protagonist, and his/her personal growth based on the overcoming those challenges.

Finding large blocks of time to write with no distractions and interruptions is my own personal challenge. So far, I think I manage pretty well, but there is always room for improvement.

MBA&M: What was your favorite part about writing “Forged by Greed”?

 
AOP: Everything! Creating the story according to my own vision, and deciding on all aspects of the character, plot, and conflict development was electrifying.
 
MBA&M: If you had to pick one character in this story who would you pick to be and why?
 
AOP: Probably Penelope. She is a no-nonsense, strong, and a level-headed teenager. She has a soft spot for fashion, and probably spends too much money, but she also gets a job to pay for her expenses, and at the same time she is a good student. Penelope is a great friend to have—she can be always relied on, she cares for her friends, and never leaves them in trouble.
MBA&M: What is your favorite genre to read?
 
AOP: I read a lot of Young Adult paranormal and fantasy books, but I really don’t have one favorite genre. There are tons of books on my Kindle and on my bookshelves that fall into various categories: contemporary, romance, thrillers, mysteries – both YA and adult. I don’t care much for horror and erotica.
MBA&M: Do you get lost in a book when either reading one or writing a story?
AOP: All the time! That’s the beauty of a well-constructed story: a reader and an author) can forget about the surroundings and any present issues, and just live inside the book for a while.
MBA&M: What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
 
AOP: I love just being outside. The nature repairs all the damage that life imposes on me. I spend a lot of time on my own, recharging those overused batteries, enjoying the quiet and peace around me.
MBA&M: What do you think is the most important quality of an author?
AOP: Writing for the reader, not for the market; telling the story that needs to be told, not writing it to just sell and make money, but putting the passion first; the quality of writing; publishing only polished, ready-to-be-released books.
MBA&M: Please tell our readers where to connect to you and where to purchase “Forged by Greed”?
AOP:
Twitter handle @Angela_Peart
Thank you for having me on your website!
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with us and our readers!!
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Angela’s bio:
Angela Orlowski-Peart was born and raised in Poland and now she lives in the Seattle area with her family and a very independent and chronically curious cat.
She describes herself as European born, American by choice.
Angela is an author of the Young Adult fiction novels, including YA paranormal romance/urban fantasy, Forged by Greed. This is the first book in The Forged Series. Angela writes in multiple genres, including paranormal, fantasy, urban fiction, sci-fi, and short stories.
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Forged by Greed blurb:
Their choice had been taken away long before they were born.

Two Seattle 16-year-old Shape Shifters, Jatred and Jasmira, are torn between following their hearts and protecting the order of the world. The path of the star-crossed lovers leads only to destruction.

The ancient Shape Shifter Races—the Winter wolves and the Summer leopards— live among humans and fit perfectly into modern life, while keeping secret societies with their own laws and traditions.

Two Goddesses, Crystal and Amber command their respective Races. One is on a quest to tilt the scale of power to her side. The other will never let it happen, even if it means sacrificing Jatred and Jasmira’s love.

The Amulet commissioned to bring stability into the world remains hidden and concealed with the help of advanced technology. Jatred is the guardian of the Amulet and key to the Goddesses’ conflict.

When the forces of nature are disrupted, earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions rake the world. The Goddesses go to war and summon all their Shifters to join in the conflict. Jatred and Jasmira must fight not only for their love but to protect the future of both Races and humankind.

Available:

Forged by Greed – Book One in The Forged Series http://www.amazon.com/Forged-Greed-ebook/dp/B009CLCDTO/ref=la_B009CY4Z06_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350419064&sr=1-1/?tag=fuzzy0f-20

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