Thursday, January 19, 2017

Paige Tyler Dallas Fire & Rescue Kindle World Launch




Title: Paige Tyler’s Dallas Fire & Rescue Kindle World
Authors: Various
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 19, 2017


Dallas Fire & Rescue Kindle World

Paige Tyler's DALLAS FIRE & RESCUE is part of Amazon’s Kindle Worlds, which means some of your favorite authors are now adding their characters and stories to her World.

DALLAS FIRE & RESCUE is an amazing world filled with the action and suspense of fighting fires and the drama of saving lives, combined with the intimacy of those moments when the heroes and heroines are brought together amid the danger. From battling huge blazes all across the city to saving accident victims to working with all forms of law-enforcement, DALLAS FIRE & RESCUE explores every facet of heroic action and romantic adventure. With heroic firefighters and life-saving paramedics, the possibilities for stories are limitless!


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Illusions of Magic: Love and Intrigue in 1933 Chicago by J.B. Rivard

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Illusions of Magic: Love and Intrigue in 1933 Chicago
by J.B. Rivard

Publication Date: April 17, 2016
eBook; 233 Pages
ASIN: B01EGSC8N8
 Genre: Historical Fiction/Mystery



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 The withering of vaudeville was bad enough in 1933. Because of the Great Depression, bookings for stage magician Nick Zetner disappeared. 





With his marriage cracking under the strain, Nick reluctantly accepts a devious banker’s deal: He earns a generous reward if he retrieves photos stolen during a break-in at the bank. Along the way, a love he thought he’d forever lost reappears. Despite his skill in the arts of magic, penetrating the realm of the thieves grows increasingly perilous, especially when it endangers his newfound romance. Illusions of Magic seamlessly merges this tale with the true-life assassination attempt on President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt resulting in Chicago’s mayor, Anton Cermak, being shot. His lingering death and a lack of legal means for his replacement causes great civic and social upheaval in the city. In modern style, this novel propels the reader through emotional highs and subterranean lows with knife-edged dialogue, easy humor, page-turning action and authentic history.

Illusions of Magic, set in Chicago in early 1933, does a masterful job of telling the highly entertaining love story between an out-of-work magician and his old flame . . . Rivard creates a historically accurate background for his cast of fascinating characters, creating a moving novel . . .” —Dr. Willard Oliver, Professor at Sam Houston State University and co-author of Killing the President.

Illusions of Magic, a story of political intrigue in 1930s Chicago, is written in an informative, yet entertaining style. Rivard weaves into his narrative the true story of Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak’s murder and he does it with accuracy and complete authenticity . . . Each chapter powers along, insisting you read ‘just one more’ part. The taut writing has a ‘made for the movies’ tension . . .” —Mel Ayton, author of The Forgotten Terrorist and Hunting the President.


[The] attempted assassination of Franklin D. Roosevelt in...1933...is part of the dramatic backdrop of Rivard's fast-paced and punchy novel....Nick Zetner's adventures, part screwball comedy and part Dashiell Hammett, combine with the richly authentic atmosphere of the setting to create a quick and very enjoyable read that smoothly intermingles Nick's love life with a challenging case he takes on for a corrupt banker. The book reads like a breath of fresh air - recommended.” -Joanna Urquhart, Historical Novel Society


About the Author

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Almost everyone is familiar with the illustrations in "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland".
However, the number of illustrated novels published--for adult readers--declined steadily from the beginning to the middle of the 20th century, although not for lack of popularity.
 "Illusions of Magic" dares a return to the edgy, swirling arts of the illustrated story, with pen and ink illustrations by the novel's author, Joseph B. "J. B." Rivard, supplementing this exciting story.
 As a young child, Rivard began drawing by copying newspaper comics. In his teens, he drew illustrations for his high school's award-winning yearbook.
He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and his artworks have appeared in more than fifty juried exhibitions, earning many prizes and awards. He's an artist-member of the Salmagundi Club of New York City.
 Rivard's writing draws on wide experience--he served in the U.S. Navy, graduated from the University of Florida, worked as a newspaper reporter, a magazine writer, and on the engineering staff of a U.S. National Laboratory where he wrote and co-authored many technical papers listed on Google Scholar.
His broad background supports a wide array of significant publications, from short stories to song lyrics, from essays to novels. He calls Spokane, Washington home. For more information, please visit the Illusions of Magic   website.

Blog Tour Schedule

 Monday, January 9 Blog Tour Kick Off at Passages to the Past
 Tuesday, January 10 Review at Books, Dreams, Life
  Wednesday, January 11 Review at Book Nerd
  Thursday, January 12 Review at 100 Pages a Day
  Friday, January 13 Spotlight at Let Them Read Books
  Monday, January 16 Review at Jorie Loves a Story
  Tuesday, January 17 Interview at The Maiden's Court Spotlight at A Literary Vacation
  Wednesday, January 18 Review at Creating Herstory
  Thursday, January 19 Review at Laura's Interests
  Friday, January 20 Review at Broken Teepee
  Monday, January 23 Review at Beth's Book Nook Blog
  Tuesday, January 24 Spotlight at Susan Heim on Writing
  Wednesday, January 25 Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views
  Thursday, January 26 Spotlight at CelticLady's Reviews Spotlight at What Is That Book About Friday, January 27 Review & Interview at Quitterstrip

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To win a paperback copy of Illusions of Magic by J.B. Rivard, please enter via the Gleam form below. Three copies are up for grabs! Rules – Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on January 27th. You must be 18 or older to enter. – Giveaway is open to residents in the US only. – Only one entry per household. – All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion. – Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen. Illusions of Magic

Garden of Her Heart



GARDEN OF HER HEART
Hearts of War, #1
Historical (Sweet) Romance
Blurb:
Can forbidden love blossom amid the constraints of war?
The moment the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, life shifted for Miko Nishimura. Desperate to reach the Portland Assembly Center for Japanese Americans, she’s kicked off the bus miles from town. Every tick of the clock pushes her closer to becoming a fugitive in the land of her birth. Exhausted, she stumbles to her grandparents’ abandoned farm only to find a dying soldier sprawled across the step. Unable to leave him, she forsakes all else to keep him alive. After crashing his plane in the Battle of the Atlantic, the doctors condemn Captain Rock Laroux to die. Determined to meet his maker beneath a blue sky at his family home, he sneaks out of the hospital. Weary and half out of his mind, he makes it as far as a produce stand he remembers from his youth. Rather than surrender to death, Rock fights a battle of the heart as he falls in love with the beautiful Japanese woman who saves his life. A poignant, sweet romance, Garden of Her Heart proves love can bloom in unlikely places even under the most challenging circumstances. Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32192553-garden-of-her-heart

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How often do you find a book where you enjoy reading the author's notes almost as much as the fantastic story? I loved how Shanna Hatfield shares peeks into her mind and the influences that inspired events in this story. The circumstances of the years depicted continue to influence our world today. Sadly, some of the prejudices also remain.

I love how this is not not an instant attraction novel. It is a true romance, built on historical fact and tragedy. The heroes are worthy of our admiration. The main villain is slimy and despicable. The supporting personalities worthy of our time and attention. And the description of the farm and buidings swoonworthy.

Miko's dilemma is a matter of survival. As the story begins, Rock's survival is questionable as well.
The country is at war but who is the enemy? A discouraging look at our shameful history. 
The writing draws you into their lives and sorrows. We watch as their attraction grows and see how the potential for this story to end differently is possible with any of a dozen details.
Full of anger, deceit and fear, it is balanced with wit and intelligence.




USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield writes character-driven romances with relatable heroes and heroines. 

Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.”

Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, this hopeless romantic is out to make it happen, one story at a time. When she isn’t writing or indulging in chocolate (dark and decadent, please), Shanna hangs out with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Saving Grace by Mignon Mykel Trailer Reveal




Title: Saving Grace
Series: Loving Meadows #1
Author: Mignon Mykel
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 19, 2016



Blurb

He calms me. 

An unexpected long-distance friendship showed Gracelyn Dewey the ease of some relationships. Very few people could get past her walls and even then, fewer had the ability to see through her anxieties.

With him, she finds more—but circumstances wouldn’t allow them to keep it. Instead, they find an easy friendship with one another.

Until it wasn’t easy any more. 

She grounds me. 

In his line of work, Sawyer Meadows sees some gut wrenching things. He sees broken people, wounded people, fearful people. He loves his job, yet is losing a piece of himself in the mix.

But there was always her. Drawn to her quiet smile, he has always known she was meant to be something special to him.

A fact that became painfully evident when she found someone else to hold her. 

Somewhere along the way, we lost it. 

They are given one weekend together to fix their friendship.

The days can’t go off without any hitches though. When her recent past and his career collide, they’ll have to decide—is the distance enough to keep them apart? Or are they through letting everything else dictate their happiness? 

She may be my saving grace, but I plan on saving her.







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The Loving Meadows Series is a spinoff of the Prescott Family Series. The main characters in Interference have appearances in Saving Grace, just as Sawyer and Grace have appearances in Interference.


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Author Bio

Mignon Mykel is the author of the Prescott Family series, as well as the short-novella erotic romance series, O'Gallagher Nights. When not sitting at Starbucks writing whatever her characters tell her to, you can find her hiking in the mountains of her new home in Arizona.



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