Friday, 9 April 2021

The Wisdom of the Flock: Franklin and Mesmer in Paris by Steve M. Gnatz + #Giveaway


Join us for this tour from Mar 29 to Apr 9, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  The Wisdom of the Flock: Franklin and Mesmer in Paris by Steve M. Gnatz
CategoryAdult Fiction (18+),  541 pages
Genre:  Historical Fiction
PublisherLeather Apron Press
Release date:   January 2021
Content Rating:  PG-13. There is mild (romantic) sexual content and very mild profanity.
 
 
Book Description:

1776: Benjamin Franklin sails to Paris, carrying a copy of the Declaration of Independence, freshly signed. His charge: gain the support of France for the unfolding American Revolution. Yet Paris is a city of distractions. Ben’s lover, Marianne Davies, will soon arrive, and he yearns to rekindle his affair with the beautiful musician.

Dr. Franz Mesmer has plans for Marianne too. He has taken Parisian nobility by storm with his discovery of magn├ętisme animale, a mysterious force claimed to heal the sick. Marianne’s ability to channel Mesmer’s phenomena is key to his success.

A skeptical King Louis XVI appoints Ben to head a commission investigating the astonishing magn├ętisme animale. By nature, Ben requires proof. Can he scientifically prove that it does not exist? Mesmer will stop at nothing to protect his profitable claim.

The Wisdom of The Flock explores the conflict between science and mysticism in a time rife with revolution, love, spies, and passion.


 
Author Steve M. Gnatz
Meet the Author:

Steve Gnatz is a writer, physician, bicyclist, photographer, traveler, and aspiring ukulele player. The son of a history professor and a nurse, it seems that both medicine and history are in his blood. Writing historical fiction came naturally. An undergraduate degree in biology was complemented by a minor in classics. After completing medical school, he embarked on an academic medical career specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. There was little time for writing during those years, other than research papers and a technical primer on electromyography. Now retired from the practice of medicine, he devotes himself to the craft of fiction. The history of science is of particular interest, but also the dynamics of human relationships. People want to be good scientists, but sometimes human nature gets in the way. That makes for interesting stories. When not writing or traveling, he enjoys restoring Italian racing bicycles at home in Chicago with his wife and daughters.

connect with the author:  website ~ facebook ~ goodreads


Tour Schedule:

Mar 29 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Mar 29 - Gina Rae Mitchell - book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 30 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 31 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Apr 1 – Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Apr 1 - Sefina Hawke's Books – book review
Apr 2 - Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review / giveaway
Apr 5 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
Apr 6 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Apr 6 - Books for Books – book review
Apr 7 – Laura's Interests – book review / guest post / giveaway
Apr 7 - I Read What You Write - book review / guest post / giveaway
Apr 8 – PuzzlePaws Blog – book review / giveaway
Apr 8 - Kam's Place – book spotlight / guest post
Apr 9 – michellemengsbookblog – book review / author interview / giveaway
Apr 9 - Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
TBA – High Society Book Club & Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
 
Enter the Giveaway:
Win a $25 Amazon.com gift card, courtesy of the author. Open internationally until the 16th April.

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Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Let's Talk! A story of Autism and Friendship by Lisa Jacovsky


Join us for this tour from Mar 29 to Apr 16, 2021!

Book Details:

Book TitleLets Talk! A story of Autism and Friendship by Lisa Jacovsky
CategoryChildren's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 32 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
PublisherLisa Jacovsky
Release date:   July 2020
Formats Available: hardback, ebook

Tour dates: Mar 29 to Apr 16, 2021
Content Rating:  G.

Book Description:

Harper, a seven-year-old little girl that is typically developing, meets a new friend one day at the pool that is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. They both love to swim at the pool and want to play together however, Emma has little communication skills. Emma can make sounds and not words and flaps her hands when she is excited. When Harper realizes she cannot communicate with her new friend she becomes determined to find a way to. She begins to learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder and the different ways that Emma can communicate. Once she does the two become inseparable. Harper introduces Emma to all her friends and teaches them how to communicate with Emma. Harper and Emma become the center of their circle of friends and have more many more adventures together. 

Buy the Book:
Amazon.com ~ Amazon UK

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Meet the Author:

Lisa Jacovsky currently is a doctoral level student at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is excited the possibilities having her Doctorate degree will bring her. She has been in the field of ABA since 2014. She began working with children with Autism in 2018 and is currently working in Early Intervention. It is her experience with children that inspired her to finally fulfill her dream of writing a book. Lisa began writing short stories when she was seven years old. Writing is her passion and one of many things she enjoys. She is excited for the future of her series Lets Talk!.

connect with the authors:  website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads

Tour Schedule:

Mar 29 - Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 29 - Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 29 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Mar 30 - Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 31 – Westveil Publishing - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Apr 1 – She Just Loves Books – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Apr 1 - Gina Rae Mitchell – books spotlight / giveaway
Apr 2 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / guest post /giveaway
Apr 5 – I Read Kid's Books – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Apr 5
- A Mama's Corner of the World - book spotlight / giveaway
Apr 6 – The Adventures of a Travelers Wife – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Apr 7 – What Polly Reads – book spotlight / giveaway
Apr 7 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Apr 8 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Apr 8
- The Bespectacled Mother - book spotlight
Apr 9 – Nighttime Reading Center – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Apr 12 – Lisa's Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
Apr 13 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Apr 14 – I'm All About Books – book spotlight /giveaway
Apr 14 – Pick A Good Book – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Apr 15 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Apr 16 – Struck by Stories – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
 

Enter the Giveaway:

Win One of Six signed copies of LET'S TALK (6 winners) (USA only) (ends Apr 23)

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Friday, 26 March 2021

My Retro Kitchen Etsy Favourites!


Have you seen Etsy's new way to organise Favourites?
Whereas before, when we hit that little red heart to Favourite items we loved, they were all jumbled in together, now we can create our own themed Favourites Lists. There's still the opportunity to simply scroll pages of diverse loveliness, but I love now being able to restrict my Favourites browsing to, say, my preselected Rainbows or Notebooks or Great T-Shirts or Vegan Greetings Cards when I know I am ready to buy.

Etsy recently got in touch and challenged me to create a post highlighting my own Favourites Lists. I considered showcasing items from each of my lists, but then got a bit carried away on my Vintage Kitchen list. I do adore retro and retro-styled kitchen utensils!
I bought my newly made Potholder, my Bel Burger Press and my Knife Sharpener, both 1970s vintage, and my 1960s Mouli food mill, all from Etsy sellers. I love that these items were built to last. They're still going strong and Etsy sellers enabled them to get a second (or third or fourth) lease of life. 



These are what I have my eye on next to complement my retro cooking - so long as no one else snaps them up before me!




Thursday, 25 March 2021

Marvellous Macey, The Delightful Days by Caitlin Bangsund

Join us for this tour from Mar 1 to Mar 26, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Marvellous Macey, The Delightful Days by Caitlin Bangsund
CategoryChildren's Fiction (Ages 3-8),  40 pages
GenreChildren's Picture Book
PublisherCaitlin E. Bangsund
Release date:   March 2021
Formats available:  hardback, paperback, ebook
Content Rating:  G. This children's book is for everyone.

Book Description:

Can you va va voom? Do you light up the room? Marvellous Macey does! She may not quite fit the mould, but she is living delightful days. Embrace Macey's world of imagination and ability to love and accept everyone. Life may not be perfect and some things might be hard, but Macey shows us how to live in the moment and find the delight! Be inspired by Macey to make everyday the BEST day.

BUY THE BOOK:
Author's Website
Amazon

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Meet the Author:

Caitlin Bangsund is the author of Marvellous Macey, The Delightful Days. It is the first in a series based on true life. Caitlin knows the trial and trauma of childhood cancer, childhood disability, and the fear of almost losing her daughter — the star of the series — Macey. She encourages readers to look for the treasures that hide in the rubble and gloom. Life is beautiful chaos and her message is to press on and conquer. Read her stories and help create a world that is full of kindness and acceptance.

connect with the author:  website facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads
 
Tour Schedule:

Mar 1 –
Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 1 – Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway
Mar 1 - Cover Lover Book Review – book review / author interview / giveaway
Mar 2 – Lisa's Reading – book review / giveaway
Mar 2 - A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Mar 3 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Mar 4 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Mar 5 – Library of Clean Reads – book review / giveaway
Mar 8 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Mar 9 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway
Mar 10 – High Society Book Club & Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 11 – Icefairy's Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Mar 12 – Character Madness and Musings – book spotlight
Mar 15 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / giveaway
Mar 15 - Jayme_reads – book review
Mar 16 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Mar 17 – Older & Smarter? – book review / author interview / giveaway
Mar 18 – Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Mar 18 - Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
Mar 18 - Reading is My Passion - book review
Mar 19 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
Mar 22 – The Adventures Of A Travelers Wife – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 23 – Leels Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Mar 24 – I'm All About Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 25 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 26 – Books for Books – book spotlight
 

Enter the Giveaway:

Win a signed copy of Marvellous Macey. Open to the USA Only until the 2nd April.

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Monday, 22 March 2021

Out Of The Mouths Of Serial Killers by Mary Brett + #Giveaway

Join us for this tour from Mar 22 to Apr 2, 2021!
 
Book Details:

Book TitleOut of the Mouths of Serial Killers by Mary Brett
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18 +),  350 pages
GenreTrue Crime
PublisherWildblue Press
Release date:   Jan 19, 2020
Format available:  print, ebook, and audible
Content Rating:  R. VIOLENCE, CRIME SCENE PHOTOS
 

Book Description:
OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF SERIAL KILLERS​ by author Mary Brett is as close as you will ever come to discovering the answer ... and in the killer’s own words! In this one-of-a-kind book, author Mary Brett corresponded with some of America’s most evil convicted serial killers and asked just one question: ​WHY? Their return letters give an insightful look into the dark mind of each killer. The reader also will be able to scrutinize direct quotes, unedited, from ​interrogation statements, trial testimony, media interviews, and parole hearing inquests 75 Serial Killers are included in the book, some only known to the unfortunate victims’ family, friends, and community, while others are the most infamous in the annals of serial killers. All bios feature the crime, the capture, the victims, and background facts. Crime scene photos, some graphic, are featured.

Buy the Book:

 

Meet the Author:
 
I have just finished my 4th book, OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF SERIAL KILLERS. I wrote to convicted serial killers asking just one question: Why? Their letters back to me formed the basis of what I hope is a fascinating read as well as a chilling look into the mindset of 75 psychopathic killers who walked among us. WildBlue Press is the Publisher and I thank them and their amazing staff for producing my book in both paperback and Kindle format. In presales, my book hit #1 on Kindle in VIOLENCE IN SOCIETY. I am a Virginia native, living in Florida. I hold a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.

connect with the author: amazon



Giveaway
Win an Autographed copy of OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF SERIAL KILLERS (USA only) (1 winner) (ends Apr 9)

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Tour Schedule:

Mar 22  - From the TBR Pile – book review
Mar 22 - Stephanie Jane - book spotlight
Mar 24 - Books for Books – book spotlight
Mar 25 – Pick A Good Book – book review / guest post
Mar 26 - Celticlady's Reviews – book spotlight
Mar 26 – Reading is My Passion – book review
Mar 29 – Bound 4 Escape – book review
Mar 30 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Mar 30 - Jazzy Book Reviews - book review / guest post
Mar 31 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review
Mar 31 - Literary Flits - book review
Apr 1 – Jessica Belmont – book review
Apr 1 - Leels Loves Books - book review
Apr 2 - The World As I See It – book review


 

Friday, 19 March 2021

War At The Ice Cream Store by Cheryl DaVeiga and Dave Gibson + #Giveaway



Join us for this tour from Mar 8 to Mar 26, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  WAR AT THE ICE CREAM STORE: Mustachio Pistachio vs Bully Vanilli (Frank Tl Frogg and Friends) by Cheryl DaVeiga and Dave Gibson
CategoryChildren's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  32 pages
GenreChildren's Picture Book
Publisher:  Cheryl DaVeiga and Dave Gibson
Release date:   January, 2021
Format available: hardback, paperback, ebook (PDF), interactive multimedia book
Content Rating:  G. This children's book is for everyone.

Book Description:

The first of the Frank TL Frogg and Friends series, War at the Ice Cream Store tells the story of one night at the Frozen Frogg, when Mustachio Pistachio and his “flavorite” flavor friends teach Bulli Vanilli a lesson in kindness and acceptance.

Buy the Book
Amazon


Meet the Authors:

Cheryl is an award-winning songwriter, children's song recording artist (as the cartoon character CADi Grace), and the co-creator of the puppet musical and comedy show, The Waterhole Bunch. After the success of The Waterhole Bunch, Cheryl along with co-creator Dave Gibson, spun off the main character, Frank TL (The Lucky) Frogg, into a children’s entertainment concept, Frank TL Frogg and Friends, featuring the puppets in a magical town called Lucky Fork, Tennessee. Frank TL Frogg and Friends includes books, songs, videos, games, and more for younger audiences. War at the Ice Cream Store is the first of the Frank TL Frogg and Friends children’s book series.

Dave is an award-winning Nashville-based songwriter, having written hundreds of hit songs for artists including Alabama, Montgomery Gentry and Marie Osmond. Dave’s own group, The Gibson/Miller Band, won the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Award for best new group in the early nineties. He is the co-creator of the puppet musical and comedy show, The Waterhole Bunch. After the success of The Waterhole Bunch, Dave, along with co-creator Cheryl DaVeiga, spun off the main character, Frank TL (The Lucky) Frogg, into a children’s entertainment concept, Frank TL Frogg and Friends, featuring the puppets in a magical town called Lucky Fork, Tennessee. Frank TL Frogg and Friends includes books, songs, videos, games, and more for younger audiences. War at the Ice Cream Store is the first of the Frank TL Frogg and Friends children’s book series.

connect with the authors:  website ~ facebook ~ instagram
 
Tour Schedule:

Mar 8 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / author interview / giveaway
Mar 8 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 9 – Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway
Mar 9 - Lisa's Reading – book review / giveaway
Mar 10 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Mar 10 - Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Mar 11 – Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Mar 11 - Library of Clean Reads – book review / giveaway
Mar 11 - Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / giveaway
Mar 12 – Laura's Interests – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 15 – I'd Rather Be At The Beach – book review / giveaway
Mar 15 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Mar 16 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Mar 17 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
Mar 18 – Icefairy's Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Mar 19 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 22 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Mar 23 – Older & Smarter? – book review / giveaway
Mar 24 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Mar 24 - Cheryl's Book Nook – book review / giveaway
Mar 24 - Reading is My Passion - book review
Mar 25 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
Mar 25 - I'm Into Books – book review / giveaway
Mar 26 – The Adventures Of A Travelers Wife – book review / author interview / giveaway
 

Enter the Giveaway:

Win a signed copy of WAR IN THE ICE CREAM STORE (USA only) (1 winner) (ends Apr 2)

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Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Save The Date by Ellen Fannon + #Giveaway

 

Join us for this tour from Mar 1 to Mar 19, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title: Save the Date by Ellen Fannan
CategoryAdult Fiction (18 +),  329 pages
Genre:  Fiction Romance
PublisherForget Me Not Romances, an imprint of Winged Publications
Release date:   October 2020
Content Rating:  G.

Book Description:

What if you were given the chance to rekindle the flame with your first love? What happened to all those girls who were mean to you in school? Should Hannah Jensen take the chance of attending her high school reunion to find out?

Hannah hasn’t been back to her hometown in more than twenty years. Now, a widow, raising a teenaged daughter, she has the opportunity to go home for her twenty-fifth high school reunion. The invitation to the reunion stirs up a lot of old memories at the same time she is dealing with loneliness, the challenges of single-parenting a teenager, people who want to “set her up” with eligible men, her own insecurities, and her eccentric family.

The story interweaves the present with scenes from Hannah’s past and her fantasy of “happily ever after” with her high school boyfriend in a humorous and entertaining manner. Her feelings from being “shunned” by the cool kids resurface as she reflects back on her time as a teenager. There are several roadblocks on Hannah’s journey from a teenager through her present. The growing pains and amusing situations in which she finds herself are ones to which we all can relate. As she walks the path of self-discovery, she also discovers the most important life lesson of all–her relationship to God.

Buy the Book:
Amazon

 

Meet the Author:

Award-winning author Ellen Fannon is a practicing veterinarian, former missionary, and church pianist/organist. She originated and wrote the Pet Peeves column for the Northwest Florida Daily News before taking a two-year assignment with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board. She and her retired Air Force pilot-turned-pastor husband have been foster parents to more than 40 children, and the adoptive parents of two sons. Her first novel, "Other People’s Children," is a humorous account of the life of a foster parent. She is a regular contributing author for One Christian Voice, and her stories have been published in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series as well as Lifeway’s Open Windows devotional booklets, among many other publications. Her third novel about a veterinarian entitled "Don’t Bite the Doctor" will be released in 2021. She lives in Valparaiso, Florida, with her husband, sons, and assorted pets.

connect with author:  website ~ facebook ~ pinterest

Tour Schedule:

Mar 1 – Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight . giveaway
Mar 1 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 2 – Pick a Good Book – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Mar 3 - Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 3 – Viviana MacKade – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Mar 4 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Mar 4 - Lisa Everyday Reads – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Mar 5 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Mar 8 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 9 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 9 - Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Mar 10 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Mar 10 - Sadie's Spotlight - book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 11 – Lisa's Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 12 – From the TBR Pile – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 15 – Cover Lover Book Review – books spotlight / giveaway
Mar 16 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 16 - Books for Books – book spotlight
Mar 17 – StoreyBook Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Mar 18 – Kam's Place – book spotlight / author interview
Mar 19 – BookishKelly2020 – book spotlight
 

Enter the Giveaway:

Win a signed copy of Save The Date. Open to the USA only until the 26th March. 

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