Saturday, May 27, 2017

Africa Online Book Fair

The Africa Online Book Fair: Romance Authors & Books is a weekend event, featuring 13 authors and 1 interview with an aspiring romance author. Each day will have a certain amount of authors that will showcase their books and who they are.

The online book fair takes place on Facebook. Here's a link to the event page.

Readers, you can come and go as you please since you don’t have to pay a ticket to enter or register. So come and meet your next favorite author! We’ll have discounted and free books, play games, you can win Amazon Gift Cards. Get a little bit closer to authors you want to chat with in real time and generally see what Africa’s got to offer for your romance taste buds.

There will be a Scavenger Hunt that you can enter and stand a chance to win a prize. You’ll have to go to every author’s post (“booth”) at the event and hunt for the number each author has “hidden” in one of their posts. At the end of the weekend you need to add up the amount and inbox co-host Kathy Bosman with your answer and she’ll draw a winner.

We are also running a sign up for our Newsletters competition that will start running with the Africa Online Book Fair blog tour from 17 to 31 May. You could win a 20$ Amazon Gift Card.

Sign up for as many newsletter as you want, each one is an entry:

The Winner will be announced after the fair.

Attending the online book fair and how it works is straightforward, especially for readers who’ve attended Facebook book parties. But also for readers who use the social network site daily.
All you need to do is go to our Event and click 'Going'. It's that easy!

The online book fair is for romance authors who are from Africa and authors who write romances set in Africa.

And don't forget to invite your friends!
Also join the group if you want updates on future book fairs from us.

Hope you have lots of fun and discover awesome reads.

Sheritha Singh 

1.     Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I live on the KZN North Coast. By day I'm a a lecturer at a TVET College. 
I write in between work, studies and life. I've been writing since the age of 9 and decided I wanted to be a writer when I turned 13.  

2.     What do you enjoy about being an author?

Losing myself in an alternate universe where nothing is as it seems.

3.     What type of romance stories do you write? And why?

Young adult paranormal, New Adult sci-fi and contemporary, romantic suspense, adult contemporary. 
I write in different genres because my imagination allows me to. 
Some days I prefer contemp, others something extraordinary.
It depends on my muse, I guess.

4.     Favorite place in Africa? 

The Boathouse, Ballito. I did a photoshoot there when I turned 40 last year

5.     Why do you think African romance authors and stories set on the continent are important?

In my opinion we as African writers are under rated. South African hotspots like Cape Town, Sandton, Durban, Ballito, Plettenberg Bay are all ideal locations for jet-setting billionaire romances but are under used. It's important for readers to know we fall in love too, we have bilionaires, we have upper class hot spots. Perhaps this can influence tourism also.

6.     Do you think romance stories set in Africa & Africans vital to the publishing industry? If yes/no, why do you say so?  
Yes. As above.  

7.     What traditional food do you love, that one can only find in Africa? 

Bunny Chow. Curry and phutu.    Braaied meat.  

Contact the author
Twitter: @Shersinghzn

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The Antique House Murders, book two in Leslie Nagel’s OAKWOOD MYSTERY SERIES

The Antique House Murders
by Leslie Nagel

In this irresistible cozy mystery from the USA Today bestselling author of The Book Club Murders, amateur sleuth Charley Carpenter fights to avenge a crime that hits far too close to home.

Mulbridge House stood, silent and decaying, deep in the woods at the heart of Oakwood, Ohio, long before the passing of Augusta Mulbridge. Yet suddenly everyone in town seems to have a stake in its fate: the greedy heirs, eager to tear it down for a tidy profit; the local preservationists, determined to maintain it as an historic site; the angry neighbors, staunchly opposed to the construction of a modern subdivision. Even Charley Carpenter is forced to admit that her beloved shop, Old Hat Vintage Fashions, could use an infusion of the estate’s treasures.

 The clock is ticking. The wrecking ball is ready to swing. All that stands between Mulbridge House and oblivion is one final vote. That, and murder . . .

 The trouble begins when Charley walks into auctioneer Calvin Prescott’s office to find her cherished family friend crumpled on the floor. Detective Marcus Trenault quickly connects his death to a string of increasingly violent burglaries plaguing Oakwood. But when Charley uncovers a link to a massive land swindle worth millions, not to mention a drug ring operating out of the manor’s abandoned outbuildings, that theory crumbles faster than Mulbridge House. Now Charley’s racing to catch a killer before everything falls apart.

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A complicated set of connected mysteries that lead Charley Carpenter into circumstances she can't control. 

Charley loves vintage fashion. She is struggling to keep her Old Hat clothing store operating in the black. Fortunately she has an "in" with an estate sale planner, and good friend of her father, the Coach.
Not everyone is happy about the sale of everything at Mulbridge House. Tempers flare at every turn. The neighbors fear increased traffic and noise, a local group of seniors want to preserve the crumbling house as a historical monument. Even after the public auction and sale, confrontations continue. Charley finds herself and her store amidst the controversy even when she has not taken a side.

Her dear friend, the sale planner, is murdered and Charley discovers the body.  What is this knack she has for being in the wrong place at the worst time?   Her boyfriend, Detective Marcus Trenault, tells her to keep out of the investigation. She tries to stay out of his way, but this murder is personal.

Several mysteries are tangled together, entwining past and present relationships.
Everything centers around the neglected and vacant Mulbridge House but the whole town is involved. 

Charley has the best friends ever. References are made to Scooby Doo and Mystery, Inc. Charley's friends are just as loyal and adventurous. Each has a unique character and comes to her aid over and over. You just know danger is shadowing them as they search for clues. Being in a relationship with a detective does not seem to protect Charley, as hard as Marc tries.

Sometimes Charley believes things to be black and white, the good people always good and the bad guys always bad. She discovers life is made up of shades of gray.
I enjoyed how this cozy mystery kept the action hopping and did not easily point to just one solution.

Leslie Nagel is the USA Today bestselling author of The Book Club Murders, the first novel in the Oakwood Mystery series. She lives in the real city of Oakwood, Ohio, where she teaches writing at a local community college. After the written word, her passions include her husband, her son and daughter, hiking, tennis, and strong black coffee, not necessarily in that order.

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Follow the Tour  and check out the reviews-

May 26th - Bibliophile Reviews - REVIEW
May 27th - Christa Reads and Writes - REVIEW
May 27th - The Girl with Book Lungs - INTERVIEW
May 28th - A Blue Million Books - INTERVIEW
May 28th - Storybook Reviews - SPOTLIGHT
May 29th - Laura's Interests - REVIEW
May 29th - The Books The Thing – REVIEW & INTERVIEW
May 30th - The Girl with Book Lungs - REVIEW
May 30th - Bella Reads & Reviews - REVIEW
May 31st - Sleuth Café - SPOTLIGHT & REVIEW

The Seduction Expert

About the Book

Title: The Seduction Expert
Author: LA Baronne
Genre: Self-help, Relationships

After two best-sellers in France and Brazil, the seduction expert has now arrived in New York with her Vuitton luggage. She was the most famous seduction expert in France. She is now the most famous seduction expert in the world.
Imagine years spent in her company, during which she challenges the biggest heartbreakers… Years of analyzing, tracking and well-deserved revenge. All motivated by a single promise: to change the lives of all those women calling upon her services. A few women would swear that The Seduction Expert changed their lives. She is an iron hand in a velvet glove, a woman of honour, dressed in a designer suit. She is the Wonder Woman of modern times who owns Gucci shoes and Burberry coats. She is the kind of woman of action who brings emotional turmoil. Get her card, it's much better than spending holidays in St Barth!

About the Author

La Baronne is a consultant, and human relations hold few secrets for her. She knows all the facets, even the smallest, as she has spent time studying the subject. In her opinion, love and human relations are simply a science integrating a complicated mechanism from which stem a number of principles, laws, equations and rules. Like a game of poker where you test different strategies at certain moments. Here you are bluffing, there you are betting, then you are laying the cards on the table and finally, you fold. In short, the factor "luck" does not exist for La Baronne, it has been invented by those that know nothing about it.


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Friday, May 26, 2017

FIX HER UP by Carey Heywood


Title: Fix Her Up
Series: The Fix #1
Author: Carey Heywood
Release Date: May 25, 2017

If Finley Reeves is an expert at anything, it’s making mistakes. She proved this true by falling for and marrying the wrong man. Ten years later all she has to show for it is a divorce and a broken heart.

Needing not only to get away, but also to start over somewhere new, she buys a fixer upper that’s one step away from being condemned. Deciding to tackle this project alone might be her biggest mistake of all.

That is, until Noah Thompson shows up at her front door like a knight in a shining tool belt. Determined she doesn’t need any help she pushes him away until he makes her an offer she’d be crazy to refuse.

A fun & sexy Contemporary Romance (age 17+)

New York Times & USA Today bestselling author with 13 books out and many more to come. She was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. Ever the mild-mannered citizen, Carey spend her days working in the world of finance, and at night, she retreats into the lives of her fictional characters.

Supporting her all the way are her husband, three sometimes-adorable children, their nine-pound attack Yorkie and their needy Ninja cat.