Monday, 26 September 2022

The Reservoir Man by L J Ambrosio + Giveaway



 

Join Us For This Tour From:  Sep 6 to Sep 26 

Book Details:

Book Title:  A Reservoir Man by L.J. Ambrosio
CategoryAdult Fiction (18+), 340 pages
GenreFictionalized Memoir
Publisher: Self-Published, Amazon
Publication Date: May 25, 2022.
Content Rating: PG-13 +M: There is a few explicit sex scenes, some mentions of sexual abuse, some bad language   

Sunday, 25 September 2022

Bookishly Inspired Creative Finds 19 - 25 Sep

Welcome to another week of beautiful creative finds inspired by my Literary Flits book reviews and spotlight posts. I hope you love discovering these items as much as I enjoyed searching them out. Maybe you'll spot a book or two to tempt you as well?



Eastbourne Rocks cotton tea towel by Claire Graves Textiles
for
Beachy Head by Adam Lyndon book review


Hiking Boot Tags by Stamping Street
for
Wild at Heart by Stacy Gold + Giveaway + Excerpt

for
A Fire In The Sky by Wendy A M Prosser book review

for

As always, creative item links are affiliate links which go straight to each item's shop page. Book titles are linked to their Literary Flits blog posts and Giveaway or Free Book links go to my dedicated giveaways index page, also on Literary Flits.

Thursday, 22 September 2022

Waiting in the Wings by Tiffany Haas + Giveaway

Join us for this tour from Sep 6 to Sep 26, 2022!

Book Details:

​Book TitleWaiting in the Wings: How to Launch Your Performing Career on Broadway and Beyond by Tiffany Haas
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+),  273 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction
Publisher:  St. Martin's Griffin 
Release date:  April 23, 2019
Content Rating:  G for everyone.

Book Description:

Tiffany Haas knows how to make it on Broadway. After 72 rejections in a row she finally landed a role in Broadway’s long-running smash hit Wicked and later became “Glinda the Good.” Now she wants to share her advice for starting and nurturing a career in the theater. Waiting in the Wings is the essential guide for anyone who wants to have a theatrical career, whether they’re complete newbies or already have some professional credits.

Based on everything she learned on her journey to New York, including 10 years on Broadway, Tiffany shares the information that you need to succeed in theater. Everyone’s path is a little bit different, but the principles for success are always the same. With advice on auditions, how to become the performer they want to hire, developing relationships with cast mates, finding a reputable agent, the importance of reputation, and the best way to shape and build your career, Tiffany covers every aspect of the business. You’ll learn what it takes to be successful and where to best spend your time and effort as you navigate the “great mystery” of pursuing musical theater.

​In an industry that is famed for its insider secrets, Tiffany draws back the curtain, giving readers the knowledge and tools they need to follow their dreams. If you’re one of those people Waiting in the Wings for a big Broadway career, Tiffany Haas’s book is the one resource you need to land a big role, stand in front of those footlights and let it go!

BUY THE BOOK:
Amazon.com ~ Amazon UKB&N
The Book Depository
​add to goodreads

Waiting In The Wings is an invaluable resource for wannabe musical theatre stars which I think would make a great gift either to oneself or for budding performer friends. As someone who just enjoys being in show audiences however, I still found it to be a wonderfully enlightening read. As the subtitle expresses, this self help book is intended for people embarking upon a musical theatre career and it includes tons of practical advice delivered in an upbeat, enthusiastic style yet also with several back-down-to-earth warnings about just how much hard work is needed to succeed in this industry. I appreciated how honestly Tiffany Haas spoke about her own experiences, good and bad, and about her realisation of how tough it was going to be to stand out from the crowd. Waiting In The Wings is a distillation of everything she learned from the many auditions she attended as an eager performer and, in later years, sitting on the other side of the casting table. As she often reiterates, the hardest part is getting your face seen and remembered and I was intrigued by some of her ingenious strategies for doing this. Waiting In The Wings does have a strong American Broadway bias because that is where Haas' expertise lies, however I feel that most of her advice would be equally as valid for West End wannabes. This book also interested me as it gave me real insights into the efforts required for performers just to be offered a call-back audition, let alone a major role. 



Meet the Author:

A Virginia native, Tiffany is a talented Broadway performer, concert vocalist, choreographer, author, designer and passionate entrepreneur and former Miss Ohio. In addition to her impressive 10-year career as “Glinda” in the Broadway and National Tour production of Wicked, she was the dance captain for the Tony Award-winning Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. She is the author of Waiting In The Wings: How to Launch Your Performing Career on Broadway and Beyond and Founder & Artistic Director of Destination Broadway, the premier musical theatre training program for young aspiring performers. Throughout the years, her evolving career has spanned Broadway, Symphony concerts, pageants, and sharing her many talents with others through teaching. Tiffany's students can be seen on The Disney Channel, Sesame Street, National Tours, Broadway, Radio City Music Hall, and are currently studying at some of the most prestigious conservatories and universities in the country.

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

Sep 6 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Sep 6 - Lisa's Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 7 –Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / giveaway
Sep 7 - Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Sep 8 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Sep 9 – Novels Alive – book review / giveaway
Sep 12 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Sep 13 – The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
Sep 14 – Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 14 - KC Beanie Boos Collection – book review / giveaway
Sep 15 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 15 - Books are a Blessing – book review / giveaway
Sep 16 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Sep 19 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 20 – All Booked Up Reviews (instagram) – book review / giveaway
Sep 20 - Books for Books – book spotlight
Sep 21 – @shangread_la – book review
Sep 21 - JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder – book spotlight
Sep 22 –Authors on iTours Podcast – book review 
Sep 22 - Stephanie Jane – book review / giveaway
Sep 23 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Sep 26 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway:

Win a signed copy of Tiffany Haas’ WAITING IN THE WINGS: How to Launch Your Performing Career on Broadway and Beyond (one winner) (USA only) (ends Oct 3)

WAITING IN THE WINGS Book Tour Giveaway


 

Sunday, 18 September 2022

Bookishly Inspired Creative Finds 12 - 18 Sep

Welcome to another week of beautiful creative finds inspired by my Literary Flits book reviews and spotlight posts. I hope you love discovering these items as much as I enjoyed searching them out. Maybe you'll spot a book or two to tempt you as well?

 

Autumn Pumpkin Wreath by Erdem Textile
for
Autumn Chaos Season's War: Book One by Olena Nikitin + Giveaway + Author Interview


Vintage Pharmacy Bottles by Niklon Treasures
for
Always Noel by Kathleen Shoop book review + Giveaway


Diaspora Blues Art Print by The Art Of Weeping
for
American Refuge: True Stories of the Refugee Experience by Diya Abdo book review

for

for
The Proposal Laughbox by Julia Kent + Giveaway + Excerpt


Sterling Silver Wombat Pendant by Vince Story Jewellery
for
The Wombanditos by Andrew Einspruch book review + Free Book

for
The Unlikely Spy by Sophie Schiller + Giveaway + Excerpt

As always, creative item links are affiliate links which go straight to each item's shop page. Book titles are linked to their Literary Flits blog posts and Giveaway or Free Book links go to my dedicated giveaways index page, also on Literary Flits.

Monday, 12 September 2022

Moving Target (Tactical Solutions International) by Maggie Clare + Giveaway


Join us for this tour from Sep 6 to Sep  19, 2022!

Book Details:

​Book TitleMoving Target (Tactical Solutions International) by Maggie Clare
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  225 pages
Genre: Romance / Romantic Suspense / Thriller
Publisher:  Wave Equation Media, LLC
Release date:  June 2022
Content Rating:  R for explicit sex scenes, some violence, language. 

"MOVING TARGET is an ideal beach, pool, or plane read. You'll get so engrossed in the story, which is equal parts romance and suspense, that you'll have your tan or be at your destination before you know it!" - 5-Star Review on Amazon! 

Book Description:

Teagan Tate has everything he’s ever wanted, but despite his wild success as a musician and his wild popularity with the ladies, he’s lonely. Meaningless hook-ups are getting old. There is one woman he’s interested in, but she won’t give him the time of day.

Maria Ruiz has no time for men like Teag – men with a revolving bedroom door who are too cocky for their own good. Sure, he has the body of a Greek god and a sexy Aussie accent, but as head of security for his band, Maria won’t risk her professional reputation. And as a woman who’s been there and done that, she won’t risk her heart.

Things take a deadly turn when Teag is the sole surviving witness to a cartel murder. Still recovering from his injuries, he’s forced into hiding with his sexy bodyguard. As their feelings grow into something unexpected and wonderful, a ruthless killer continues to hunt Teag.

​Maria and Teag must rely on each other to stay out of his crosshairs, or they risk losing each other and their chance at love.

Buy the Book:
Amazon.com ~ Amazon UK
add to goodreads

Sunday, 11 September 2022

Bookishly Inspired Creative Finds 5 - 11 Sep

Welcome to another week of beautiful creative finds inspired by my Literary Flits book reviews and spotlight posts. I hope you love discovering these items as much as I enjoyed searching them out. Maybe you'll spot a book or two to tempt you as well?

 

Book Lovers' Gift Set by Literary Emporium
for
A Reservoir Man by L J Ambrosio + Guest Post + Giveaway


Cinderella Shoe Christmas Bauble by Beccas Bway Boutique
for
Cinder Bella by Kathleen Shoop book  review + Giveaway


Romance Tropes Ceramic Mug by Emily Cromwell Designs
for
The Messy Truth About Love by C. L. Walters + Giveaway + Excerpt


Fire-tailed Cat t-shirt by The Crimson Quarter
for
Juno And The Lady by G J Kemp book review + Giveaway


Retro Diner Coffee Sign by retro choice signs
for
A Hate Like This by Whitney Dineen & Melanie Summers + Giveaway + Excerpt


Blood Vial Necklace by Into The Witchwood
for

That's all the creative finds for this week because my seventh post was the latest in my WorldReads series: Five Books From Latvia.

As always, creative item links are affiliate links which go straight to each item's shop page. Book titles are linked to their Literary Flits blog posts and Giveaway or Free Book links go to my dedicated giveaways index page, also on Literary Flits.

Sunday, 4 September 2022

Bookishly Inspired Creative Finds 29 Aug - 4 Sep

Welcome to another week of beautiful creative finds inspired by my Literary Flits book reviews and spotlight posts. I hope you love discovering these items as much as I enjoyed searching them out. Maybe you'll spot a book or two to tempt you as well?

 

Georges Simenon Portrait by La Plume de Corbeau
for
The Venice Train by Georges Simenon book review


New Beginnings greetings card by Flourish Paperworks
for
Red Rain by Lara Bernhardt + Giveaway + Excerpt


Abstract Sisters Sculpture by Tariro Arts GB
for

for


Refugees Welcome Pack by Annie Mar Designs
for
What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad book review


Pomegranate Collar Pin by Noir Secret
for
Bride of the Corpse King by Emily Shore + Giveaway + Excerpt


Athene Art Print by Nox Benedicta
for
Hidden Solace by Karl Drinkwater book review

As always, creative item links are affiliate links which go straight to each item's shop page. Book titles are linked to their Literary Flits blog posts and Giveaway or Free Book links go to my dedicated giveaways index page, also on Literary Flits.