Tuesday, June 27, 2017

SPOTLIGHT - Government 2.0 by Joseph Gorski

Government 2.0
by Joseph Gorski
Date of Publication: February 2017
Publisher: BookVenture Publishing LLC
Genre: Economics, Government
 
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Government 2.0 explains in non-technical language how the banking system works, the media, the medical establishment and the government work against the common person. It explains how this model is falling apart.

The changing attitudes of people toward those in power, and the new technology which is helping to empower people is discussed and explained. There is real hope that power of the people will overtake the power of the elites.

It is important that the people understand this and embrace this change and don’t let themselves believe the fear mongering of the elites.
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Short Excerpt:
US government power was possibly at an all-time high in the decade or so following the 9/11/01 attacks. Recently some cracks in the armor are forming. Some on the left and right side of the political spectrum are beginning to join forces and question this consolidation of power and abuse of power in Washington, D.C.

Author Info
Joseph Gorski, the author of Government 2.0, has followed a less than typical path over his last 35 years of life in the USA. It started with a deep spiritual journey in 1982 which continues to this day. It leads to rejecting the established religions and political parties of the world without rejecting their core teachings of love, tolerance, and respect of our fellow human. This took him away from a normal career path, living in a city at times and in the country at times. Joseph came to believe that there is a central power in the universe that some people call God, source energy, or by many other names.

Joseph graduated with a business administration BA degree from Rutgers-Newark College of Arts and Science in 1983.
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SPOTLIGHT $.99 Sale - Not His Dragon (Not This Series, #1) by Annie Nicholas


Not His Dragon
Not This Series, #1
by Annie Nicholas
Date of Publication: July 2016
Publisher: Annie Nicholas
Cover Artist: Janet Holmes
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Tagline:  Here be dragons. 

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Eoin Grant hasn’t encountered a female of his race in decades, and this crazy person’s scent declares her unmated. Fate set her in his path, and he won’t let this opportunity slip through his claws. No matter how wary she is of him. After all, how many chances does a dragon have at finding love? But fate can be a crueler mistress than his perfect mate. Of all things, she thinks she’s human.

Business is taking off for Angie Weldon. She put her freakishly sharp nails to good use when she opened her back-scratching spa in downtown New Port. The local shifter community pounced on her skills and she’s knee-deep in shed fur. By the end of the year, if lucky, she could afford to move out of her crappy apartment.

Dollar signs flash before Angie’s eyes when a dark, brooding stranger books her solid for a week but she notices the possessive fury in his glare. She’s been around enough shifters to know the look, and she won’t go down that road again. Angie is literally swept off her feet by the intense shifter and he wants more from her than she’s willing to give. She figures it’s best to avoid eye contact and back away slowly. Until he changes her life by insisting she’s a dragon.

On Sale for 99 cents until 7/1/17
Buy Link: Amazon

Monday, June 26, 2017

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - The Competition (Da Vinci's Disciples, #2) by Donna Russo Morin

The Competition
Da Vinci's Disciples, #2
by Donna Russo Morin
Publication Date: April 25th 2017
Diversion Publishing
eBook & Paperback; 268 Pages
Genre: Historical/Mystery
Donna Russo Morin returns with a follow-up to Portrait of a Conspiracy, called “a page-turner unlike any historical novel, weaving passion, adventure, artistic rebirth, and consequences of ambition,” by C.W. Gortner.
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In a studiolo behind a church, six women gather to perform an act that is, at once, restorative, powerful, and illegal. They paint. Under the tutelage of Leonardo da Vinci, these six show talent and drive equal to that of any man, but in Renaissance Florence they must hide their skills, or risk the scorn of the city.

A commission to paint a fresco in Santo Spirito is announced and Florence’s countless artists each seek the fame and glory this lucrative job will provide. Viviana, a noblewoman freed from a terrible marriage and now free to pursue her artistic passions in secret, sees a potential life-altering opportunity for herself and her fellow female artists. The women first speak to Lorenzo de’ Medici himself, and finally, they submit a bid for the right to paint it. And they win.

But the church will not stand for women painting, especially not in a house of worship. The city is not ready to consider women in positions of power, and in Florence, artists wield tremendous power. Even the women themselves are hesitant; the attention they will bring upon themselves will disrupt their families, and could put them in physical danger.

All the while, Viviana grows closer to Sansone, her soldier lover, who is bringing her joy that she never knew with her deceased husband. And fellow-artist Isabetta has her own romantic life to distract her, sparked by Lorenzo himself. Power and passion collide in this sumptuous historical novel of shattering limitations, one brushstroke at a time.

READ more THE COMPETITION (DaVinci's Disciples, #2) . . . Interview & Giveaway . . .

RELEASE BLITZ DAY w/REVIEW - The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Sting (Nava Katz, #2) by Deborah Wilde

The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Sting 
Nava Katz, #2
by Deborah Wilde

Date of Publication: June 26th 2017
Publisher: Te Da Media
Cover Artist: Damonza
Genres: Adult, Romance, Urban Fantasy
50% boobs. 50% sarcasm. 100% new breed hunter. 
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50% boobs. 50% sarcasm. 100% new breed of hunter.

After a bumpy start as the only female demon hunter in the top secret Brotherhood of David, Nava Katz heads to Prague for her first undercover mission: unmasking a demon movie star. She'd be all kinds of thrilled if it weren't for the fact that her fellow hunter-with-benefits, Rohan Mitra, has reclaimed his rock star status and assigned Nava the role of groupie.

Rejecting her "be a good girl and follow orders" directive, Nava unleashes an alter ego guaranteed to hook their celebrity target and drive Rohan crazy. No downside-until she finds herself up against Rohan's past, the Brotherhood's antiquated thinking, and her own identity issues, turning her personal life into a bomb that could blow up the entire operation.

Sparkly and deadly; it's a plan.

READ more THE UNLIKEABLE DEMON HUNTER: STING (Nava Katz, #2) . . . Review, Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway . . . 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

NetGalley REVIEW - Virtual Tour w/Guest Post - REACH FOR YOU (Dark Heart, #3) by Pat Esden

REACH FOR YOU
Dark Heart, #3
by Pat Esden
Date of Publication: June 27th 2017
Publisher: Kensington Books
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Her passion is her greatest weakness.

His legacy is his prison.

To reunite, both must fight the demons within.
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A world of deception and danger separates Annie Freemont from her mother—and from Chase, the enigmatic half-ifrit with whom Annie’s fallen in love. But she vows to find her way back to them, before Chase succumbs to the madness that threatens his freedom. The only person who can help is the magical seductress, Lotli, a beautiful, manipulative woman . . . a woman who has disappeared.

Annie must stay strong, even as the future she imagined is slipping away. With the help of family and friends, she discovers that Lotli is being held against her will, by those who want to exploit her powers. But though weakened, Lotli remains a powerful alley and adversary. A bargain is struck. And now Annie’s only chance to rescue Chase could also tear them apart . . .


Loyalties will be tested, walls will be breached, and enemies will be fought, yet Annie’s greatest battle lies within her own heart—to trust her love for Chase to overcome its greatest enemy, and to save those she holds most dear from the terrifying realm of the djinn . . .

READ more REACH FOR YOU (Dark Heart, #3) . . . Review, Excerpt, Guest Post & Giveaway . . . 

SPOTLIGHT - The Dragon’s Playlist by Laura Bickle

The Dragon’s Playlist
by Laura Bickle
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
From the author of THE HALLOWED ONES and NINE OF STARS comes a new novel blending the magical and the real… 
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“This is war,” the dragon said. And she believed him.

Di fled rural West Virginia to study music and pursue a bright future as a violinist. But when a mining accident nearly kills her father, she is summoned back home to support her family. Old ghosts and an old flame emerge from the past. When Di gets a job as a bookkeeper at the same mine where her father worked, she is drawn into a conflict pitting neighbor against neighbor as the mine plans an expansion to an untouched mountain.

If the mining company’s operation goes forward, there will be more at stake than livelihoods or the pollution of the land: Di has discovered a dragon lives deep within Sawtooth Mountain, and he is not happy with this encroachment upon his lair. When catastrophe strikes, Di must choose between her family’s best interests and protecting the dragon – the last surviving bit of magic in Di’s shrinking world.

READ more THE DRAGON'S PLAYLIST . . . 

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Isle of Savages by T. Briar

Isle of Savages
by T. Briar
Date of Publication: June 13th 2017
Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing
Cover Artist: Eerilyfair Design
Genre: New Adult Action Suspense Thriller
Tagline: Eleven souls are shipwrecked on an island teeming with sub-human cannibals. Who will survive to tell the tale?

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On July 20, 20— a charter school’s sponsored sail from San Diego to Hawaii hits a reef during a violent storm. Sixteen souls abandon ship. Nine students, along with the hated captain and first mate, wash up on what they believe is a deserted island.

Separated into three groups by circumstance and mutual distrust, treachery and death lurks for all. Over the course of a single day, one student betrays all the others. Another drowns. Two others get ambushed by a great white shark. And, like falling dominoes, the captain, first mate, and six students fall prey to a tribe of bloodthirsty cannibals.

In the face of almost certain death, who will escape from the isle of savages to tell the tale?

READ more ISLE OF SAVAGES . . . Excerpt & Interview . . . 

SPOTLIGHT - The Seduction Expert by La Baronne

The Seduction Expert
by La Baronne
Release date: May 27th 2017
Publisher: VSP Publishing
Genre: Romance, Self-Help
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.

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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!

READ more THE SEDUCTION EXPERT . . . Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Virtual Tour w/REVIEW - Preservation (The Walshes, #7) by Kate Canterbary

Preservation
The Walshes, #7
by Kate Canterbary
Releasing June 13th 2017
Vesper Press
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Two lonely hearts.
Just once, she'd like to be someone's first choice.
She's strong-willed and spunky, but she's left picking up the pieces from her ex's lies and manipulations, and daydreaming about taking a scalpel to his scrotum.

Flying under the radar is what he does best.
He's laid-back and loyal, but he wants the most off-limits woman in his world, and nothing will ever make that a reality.

An arrangement of mutual benefit.
Two months, four dates.
Five, if things go well.
Five at the most.
But possibly six.
Definitely no more than six dates.

Only the appearance of a romantic relationship is required, and they expect nothing more from their time together. There will be none of those benefits involved.

One wild weekend.
After waking up in bed together—very naked and even more hungover—the terms and conditions of their arrangement no longer apply. Now they're faced with something riskier than exposing their fake relationship:  letting go of the past and zipping up the future.

Some things have to fall apart before they can be put back together.
READ more PRESERVATION (The Walshes, #7) . . . Review, Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

Virtual Tour w/REVIEW - Protected by Love (Montana Heat, #0.5) by Jennifer Ryan

Protected by Love
Montana Heat, #0.5
by Jennifer Ryan
Releasing June 20th 2017
Avon Impulse
Blurb
It was more than another blind date . . .


It was DEA Agent Caden Cooke’s third chance to impress beautiful chef Mia Martin. He’d already stood her up twice, and was shocked she was even giving him another chance. For Caden, taking down the bad guys is important, but Mia’s made it clear there’s no excuse for his bad behavior. So he’s vowed to make it worth her while with an apology he’s cooked up just for her.

From the moment they meet, it’s clear this isn’t just another fix up. The sparks flying between them are undeniable; the tension is electric. Then, suddenly, the best moments of their lives turn treacherous when a drug dealer set on revenge puts their lives in danger. And Mia and Caden quickly realize they will do anything to protect the other—and live for the love neither of them expected.


READ  more PROTECTED BY LOVE (Montana Heat, #0 .5)  . . . Review, Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

Audiobook Tour - Wired (The Solomon Brothers, #1) by Leslie North

Wired
The Solomon Brothers, #1
by Leslie North
Narrator: Rebecca Roberts
Length: 3 hours 36 minutes
SeriesRelease date: April 19, 2017
Publisher: Relay Publishing2017
Genre: Romance
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Star quarterback Marcus Kingston lives and breathes football. He’s trusted his abilities and instincts to get him this far, but an injury last season nearly ended his career. When his coaches want him to wear biofeedback technology to analyze his game, Marcus thinks the idea is ridiculous. Plus, the mousy scientist behind the project knows nothing about sports, and she quickly gets under his skin. But with another QB waiting on the sidelines, Marcus can either agree to participate, or be benched—permanently.

Scientist Clare Wynifred values intellect above most things. With her brain constantly working, she has little interest in her appearance and zero interest in sports. She never imagined her wearable tech being used to improve someone’s game, but its success with the team could get her a military contract. Clare may be too late to save her brother, but her technology could save the lives of countless soldiers. She just has to make it work with the stubborn quarterback, and she’ll be one step closer to her goal.


READ more WIRED (The Solomon Brothers, #1) . . . Review & Giveaway . . . 

Monday, June 19, 2017

SPOTLIGHT - A Knight Without His Lovers by Jamel Gross

A Knight Without His Lovers
by Jamel Gross
Date of Publication:  January 2017
Publisher: BookVenture Publishing LLC
Genre: Poetry
 
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In this classic love story told in poetry, author Jamel Gross takes readers to the Dark Ages with his verses.

From a man who enjoys life, a good book, and everything positive in this world, comes a compelling anthology of poems that speak of the classic tale of love. In “A Knight Without His Lovers”, author Jamel Gross compels readers to open their hearts and feel the expressions of love – and love lost – through the verses of his poems.

In this compilation of poetries, readers will experience falling in love all over again. The author hopes to evoke that feeling by talking about the Dark Ages, in that time to love and not to love and to love again. And that classic love story is overflowing in this poetry collection.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Ancient Heat (The Followers, #1) by Kira Shayde

Ancient Heat
The Followers, #1
by Kira Shayde
Date of Publication: June 10th 2017
Publisher: Kira Shayde
Cover Artist: Kira Shayde
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Tagline: When evil follows, the brave can no longer run and hide.
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Her mind is in another woman’s body…and the other woman is a werelion.

Nicole Abramson gains more than razor-sharp claws and a taste for raw meat. With a latent telekinetic talent, she’s a weapon to be used in a millennia-long war, but will she serve or resist? Fighting for her life, Nicole rails against the thief who stole her ordinary and safe life, even as she seeks comfort from the woman’s intended mate, the gorgeous Sander Evans.

Although drawn to her outspokenness, Sander keeps Nicole at bay while he defends his clan. Werelions and humans don’t mix, yet he can’t deny the passion igniting between them, particularly with her body in heat. But as the danger around them amplifies, they’ll need more than courage and strength to fight for their newfound attraction—and their lives.

READ more ANCIENT HEAT (The Followers, #1) . . . Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

Audiobook Tour w/GUEST POST - Heartborn (Heartborn, #1) by Terry Maggert narrated by Julia Whelan

Heartborn
Heartborn, #1
by Terry Maggert
Narrator: Julia Whelan
Length: 6 hours 20 minutes
Release date: October 3rd 2016
Publisher: Terry Maggert2016
Genre: Fantasy

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Her guardian angel was pushed.

Keiron was never meant to be anything other than a hero. Born high above in a place of war and deception, he is Heartborn, a being of purity and goodness in a place where violence and deceit are just around every corner.

His disappearance will spark a war he cannot see, for Keiron has pierced the light of days to save a girl he has never met, for reasons he cannot understand. Livvy Foster is seventeen, brave, and broken. With half a heart, she bears the scars of a lifetime of pain and little hope of survival.
Until Keiron arrives.

In the middle of a brewing war and Livvy’s failing heart, Keiron will risk everything for Livvy, because a Heartborn’s life can only end in one way: Sacrifice.

Fall with Livvy and Keiron as they seek the truth about her heart, and his power, and what it means to love someone who will give their very life to save you.


READ more HEARTBORN (Heartborn, #1) . . . Review, Excerpt & more . . .

Virtual Tour - Her Wounded Dragon (The MacLomain Series: Viking Ancestors’ Kin, #4.5) Milly Taiden’s PDA Kindle World by Sky Purington

Her Wounded Dragon
The MacLomain Series:
Viking Ancestors’ Kin, # 4.5
Milly Taiden’s PDA Kindle World
by Sky Purington
Date of Publication:  June 1st 2017
Cover Artist:  Tara West
Genre:  Fantasy/Paranormal/Shifter Romance
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Curiosity is a dangerous thing and temptation a death wish. Especially for someone like Vivienne with her complicated past and closely guarded secrets. Yet when she has a chance to get near the enemy because of a sexy dragon shifter haunting her dreams, she doesn’t think twice. Even if it means seeking out a paranormal dating agency and tagging along incognito to scope him out as her best friend goes on a date with him.

Kage knows within minutes of meeting Vivienne that she isn’t who she pretends to be. As the right hand man of the enemy, it’s his job to figure out if she’s a threat. More so, if she’s a risk to his hidden agenda and well laid plans. Soon enough, he realizes the only danger she poses is to his hardened heart. After all, there’s no defense against the scorching desire dragons feel when they find their long lost mate.

READ more HER WOUNDED DRAGON (The MacLomain series: Viking Ancestors' Kin, #4.5) Milly Taiden's PDA Kindle World . . . Review, Excerpt & Giveaway . . .