Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Tiger Stripes Tour and Giveaway!

 

 



Tiger Stripes: A Memoir
by Hannah Renae
Genre: Memoir, Nonfiction, Mental Health



Four psychiatric wards
Three rehabs
Two jail cells
And a suicide attempt…

Hannah was told she would not make it to 25 with the way she was living. She had struggled with mental illness her entire life, but at 22 her demons came to a head at the grips of severe substance abuse, life-changing trauma, and two major deaths in her life.

Hannah’s struggles land her places no one ever hopes to grace; jail and psych wards lead her to the brink of death. Running out of options she’s left with two choices: live or die. This heart-wrenching memoir combines recovery with bittersweet romance told in a raw presentation that immerses the reader into the author’s dark state-of-mind in every page.

Tiger Stripes is going to add a valuable voice to the conversation about women’s mental health issues.








If there is anything Hannah believes in, it’s hope, but that wasn’t always the case. For a long time, chaos was comfortable for Hannah, but at just 22 she would have to make her hardest decision yet: was life really worth living? Since picking up a pen Hannah has had a love for writing, and as an adult it would become her greatest tool in healing from an almost decade-long battle with severe mental illness and substance abuse. Her first book, Tiger Stripes, is a harrowing, raw telling of her year in and out of hospitals, treatment centers, and jail that finally led her on the road to recovery and freedom.

Hannah was born in Orange County, CA but has lived in the Los Angeles area for several years. She now lives in West L.A. with her boyfriend. When she is not writing she can be found reading, running, cooking, or finding the best vegan eats in L.A.!







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Code by Mary Ting #Blitz

 

Code
Mary Ting
(Isan, #4)
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication date: April 20th 2021
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Behind enemy lines, new soldiers will emerge, and unexpected heroes will rise.

Ava is a prisoner. And she is not the only rebel held hostage at ISAN’s secret compound. As she plans an escape, the lives of the rebel prisoners are in her hands, along with those she thought were dead.

Rhett and his team desperately search for Ava while one of the Remnant Council joins forces with another network looking for the creator of the Helix serum. And time is running out. Mr. Novak has been secretly creating an army called CODE, and what he plans for Ava will mean a permanent end to the rebels–and her.

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I should have landed on him, but instead I dropped to the floor on my hands and knees like a wounded deer. An electrical sensation zapped through my middle and wrapped around me like invisible arms, holding me in place. Hundreds of needles pricked me all at once.

Excruciating pain seared from head to toe. I couldn’t move. I couldn’t even blink. I had been wounded many times on missions, but nothing I’d felt in ISAN compared to what had just hit me.

Immobile, a foot from my monster of a brother, I’d never felt so vulnerable. My muscles simply shut down. A whimper escaped me, but it could have been only in my head. Worse, a tear slid down my cheek. I felt humiliated beyond measure.

“Aw, sis. Are you crying? Does it hurt?” Gene took his hand out of his pocket and showed me a metal trinket, a circle about the size of his thumb.

“I thought it was best to have it handy in case you lost control.” He came dangerously closer and lowered, his warm breath brushing the shell of my ear. “Now you know, sis. I can contain you. You might want to show me some respect if you don’t want to be on the ground, helpless and weak. I might accidentally hurt you. We don’t want that do we?”

Oh, the pain. Every tiny movement—every blink—hurt so much.

He ran a knuckle down my cheek to wipe away another teardrop, and then grazed his index finger slowly across my neck, savoring my weakness.

“Next time it won’t be so soft,” he said. “You should get some rest. You look like hell.”

I screamed in my head. Peering up under my eyelashes, I watched him walk toward the sliding door. I wanted to rip out his throat, stomp on his heart, but I couldn’t move. Even a fraction of movement felt like a knife slitting deeper into my spine.

I couldn’t win. At least not this time. But I would find a way. There had to be a way.

Gene’s back to me, he held up that metal circle trinket and clicked. Just as the door blended into the wall, he released me. I thumped my head on the tile floor and wept for Brooke and the rebels who had died because of my stupid mistake.

Groaning, I crawled like a worm, my knees and elbows digging across to get to the rug, each movement agony. I refused to lie on the cold ground like I was nothing.

I’d never felt so small. No—I had, when my foster father beat me. Where was he now? Locked up. That would be Gene’s fate, too.

Just you wait, big brother. Just you wait. Karma is a bitch.

Author Bio:

International Bestselling, Award-Winning Author Mary Ting writes soulful, spellbinding stories that excite the imagination and captivate readers all over the world. Her books run a wide range of genres: science fiction, fantasy, and swoon worthy stories. Her storytelling talents have won her a devoted legion of fans and garnered critical praise.

Mary was born in Seoul Korea and resides in Southern California with her husband, two children, and two dogs—Mochi and Mocha. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Becoming an author was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother. After realizing she wanted to become a full-time author, she retired from teaching after twenty years.

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Creatures of Comfort #Blitz

 



Historical Fiction

Date Published: April 21, 2021

Publisher: Ellipsis Entertainment LLC



At the height of WWII, Japanese forces occupy the Korean peninsula. Hana and Jina Bak are Korean at heart but divided in their affections for their "new culture." It would be normal teenage behavior if they weren't trafficked into being "Comfort Women" for the Japanese military. The girls must learn how to navigate the rules of the comfort station, ally themselves with powerful friends, and resist the temptations many sex slaves succumb to. With a newfound appreciation for sibling relationships and devotion to ones' family, the girls must decide the best way to get home before they lose their lives, their sanity, and their very souls. In the vein of the Joy Luck Club, Creatures of Comfort imbues the reader with a sense of fate vs. will, good and bad luck, and family ghosts.



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E.J. Suh is the author’s Historical Fiction pen name. E.J. lives with her big family and rescue pups in Central Texas. She loves all genres of books and people. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, she immigrated to the US at 4 through her uncle’s military sponsorship. She was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and graduated with a BFA in Film Studies. She loves researching for her books and has a soft spot for juvenile literature and screenplays. When not writing she is a serial entrepreneur and educator.


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How to Buy a House Blitz

 

 


Vital Real Estate Strategy for the First Time Home Buyer

Non-Fiction, Self-Help, How-to, Home Buying

Published: March 2021

Publisher: 800 Muses



Want to buy a house but don’t have a down payment and think you can’t qualify? Keep reading!

You’re not alone, and it’s not hopeless. Yes, rent keeps going up, making it difficult to save. And even though interest rates are great, housing prices keep ratcheting upward, moving further out of reach. And maybe your credit score could be better. It may feel like there’s a big clock ticking double-time and you’re starting to wonder if you’ll ever be able to afford your own home. But you don’t want to be shut out of the market. The best time to buy a house? Yesterday. Second best? Today. You need to take the right steps right now to get in the game.

Discover why not every lender is created equal, how to talk the language of real estate so you can converse on an even playing field. Discover the loan programs that offer no and low down payment options, favorable rates, and easy qualifying.

Authored by a 20-year real estate veteran and national instructor of real estate courses, How to Buy a House will show you:

Every step of the home buying process from question mark to keys

Relatively unknown mortgage loans that are super easy to get

How to get your down payment gifted to you

Why you should never take no from a lender as final

Why your credit score doesn’t matter as much as you’ve been told

Creative ways to find a house you can afford

Negotiation secrets that will save you thousands

A government program that lets certain buyers buy at a 50% discount with only $100 down

Soon you’ll know exactly how to get qualified, get help with financing, negotiate like a pro, and buy a house.



About The Author

Yvonne Aileen (YvonneAileenRealty.com) is a 20-year real estate broker with a passion for expanding homeownership opportunities for those who want it. It all started with a beach walk while living on Maui for two years: She noticed some trash near the entrance and was placing it in a bin when a voice behind her said, "Thank you." She turned to see a car parked at the entrance that had in it two people: a man and a woman, each in their seats, blankets pulled up to their chins, and all of their worldly possessions in the back seat behind them. They were locals; they had slept in their car, they lived in their car, and yet half the homes on Maui were empty 10 months out of the year. That's when Yvonne began to educate herself on buyer-friendly loan programs for low and moderate income people. She connected with financing experts, attended affordable housing summits, and finally decided to write a book about it to help more people. That book is How to Buy a House.


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Monday, 19 April 2021

Interlude: Peripeteia by W.H. Rose #Blitz

 

Interlude: Peripeteia
W.H. Rose
(Sidereal, #2)
Publication date: April 20th 2021
Genres: Contemporary, Magical Realism, Romance, Young Adult

Venus thought that meeting her soulmate Taein would change her for the better. She never could have imagined uprooting her life and hiding their relationship once she moved across the world.

Upon returning to Korea, the spotlight is on Taein’s band Eclipse like never before. Fame and new opportunities should make him happy, but the harsh realities of his career are more draining than anything.

When old flames and family secrets start coming out of the shadows, the soulmates are pulled further and further apart, pushing their relationship to the brink of collapse.

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(Venus POV)

“And you and Taein cannot be seen out in public with each other whatsoever,” CEO Park continues.

“What?!” I ask, shocked, “We can’t be in public together?”

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised, but I can’t even imagine that, not after the summer I spent with Taein. We did not have to worry about this at all when we were in Atlanta besides just being careful not to stick out too much. Taein, seeing that I’m distressed about something, speaks up and CEO Park fills him in.

He looks less startled than me, a gentle sadness hanging in his dark eyes.

“Gossip travels quickly in this industry,” CEO Park says, “Even if an idol is seen hanging out with someone who is just a friend, dating rumors spread like wildfire. I don’t care what the two of you do in your own time, in your own home, but I absolutely cannot allow the two of you to arouse suspicions.”

My heart sinks to my stomach. I had wanted Taein to show me around his home as I did for him. Now that seems to have been flushed down the toilet.

“For how long?” I ask.

“For however long Eclipse is promoting. I do not allow my idols to date until their group has been established for at least four years and Eclipse has not reached that point yet. It’s for their safety.”

That seems like a load of nonsense to me. Celebrities date all the time back in the States and no one really bats an eye besides just general gossip and nosiness. CEO Park must see the protest in my eyes because he speaks up again.

“One of the biggest marketability of idols is the illusion of a chance of becoming romantically involved with them. The actual chance of a fan ending up with the idol of their affection is slim to none but not zero. That’s what keeps them spending money, that’s what keeps my groups alive. Talent can only go so far. You can be the most talented person in the world, but if no one desires you, you’re not going anywhere. An idol being in a relationship cuts off that fantasy and cuts off that member’s appeal. And with the two of you . . . you’re soulmates. Taein is beyond taken off of the table, but we can’t allow anyone to know that, especially since he’s the most popular member.”

I wince. While that is true, it’s hard to hear.

“That’s just the business,” CEO Park says, shrugging, “If you care about Taein’s career – of the career of all of the Eclipse members, you won’t let anyone catch wind of your relationship, understood?”

Author Bio:

Whysteria Rose is a young adult author whose lifelong passion is writing. She has been storytelling as long as she's been able to speak, keeping her friends and family entertained with stories of faraway places and fantastical characters. She published her debut novel, Mythomania, in January of 2020 and continues to write impactful tales.

Whysteria would not be the author she is without the love and support of her wonderful parents.

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Milkwood Murder Series Tour and Giveaway!

 

 


The Puccini Connection
A Milkwood Murder Book 1
by Sam Bond
Genre: Cozy Murder Mystery


An idyllic English village, a lovable heroine, and a Puccini-inspired murder. Who knew opera could be so deadly?

British expat, Josie Monroe, returns to the idyllic village of Milkwood and finds herself chief suspect in a family murder. Surrounded by cricket greens, duck ponds and lies, Josie must discover the culprit if she wishes to return to the US and Lady Belle DeCorcy is just the pal to help her.

Josie is a down-to-earth, classical music-loving pianist. Belle is a flighty, beautiful and slightly unhinged debutante, making the two amateur sleuths an unlikely and comically inept, team. As if Josie doesn’t have enough problems, she is also dealing with the “Witches of Milkwood,” an elderly trio convinced that Josie is the murderer and that Belle is one sandwich short of a picnic.

Living with a cantankerous cat named Elgar and her aunt’s handsome, but seemingly untrustworthy, lodger, Josie is also coming to terms with resurging feelings for her childhood sweetheart, Detective Inspector Adam Ward. Luckily, tea and tenacity will see her through, even if every time Josie hears Puccini she risks discovering another body.

The Puccini Connection is a cozy English murder mystery with a classical music-loving amateur female sleuth in a picturesque English village with quirky, lovable characters and an extremely grumpy cat. No cliffhangers, gore, graphic violence, sex or overtly strong language.



The Unread Prophecy
A Milkwood Murder Book 2


It’s summer in Milkwood and life for piano-playing expat, Josie Monroe, is one picnic away from perfect.

When Josie’s newly discovered aunt is asked to participate at a local writing conference, Daisy jumps at the chance and ropes Josie in to help. A day in the idyllic Surrey countryside learning about love potions, lock picking and poisons — what could possibly go wrong?

However, when a bizarre murder occurs, events are set in motion that look likely to destroy the happiness of Josie’s new best friend, Belle DeCorcy.

Josie once again finds herself wellyboot deep in murder, mayhem and Maltesers. With Belle’s sanity hanging by the proverbial thread, Josie must discover the killer--or risk losing her best friend.

Join Josie, Belle, Daisy and the rest of the villagers of Milkwood for a romp through the British countryside in this delightful sequel to The Puccini Connection.

Set amongst the picturesque villages of Surrey, The Unread Prophecy is a cozy murder mystery featuring a classical music-loving amateur female sleuth, quirky, lovable characters, and the world’s grumpiest cat. No cliffhangers, gore, graphic violence, or overtly strong language.  




Sam Bond is the best-selling, award-winning author of The Cousins In Action series for middle grade readers and The Puccini Connection, the first book in the upcoming Milkwood Murder series.
Sam was raised in a small village in England before moving to the States twenty-five years ago. When not writing you can find Sam behind the lens of a camera, playing Chopin, or reading one of the many books suggested by the three book clubs she runs. Sam has also been known to make a half-decent shepherd's pie and lives in Austin, Texas with her two daughters and a dog named Sausage.





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Dark Moon Falls Blitz

 

 


Dark Moon Falls: Volume 3

By Scarlet Le Clair, Elaine Barris, Cora A. Murray, Susan Griscom, Robbie Cox, S.J. Pierce, Christina Escue, Monica LaPorta, Tami Lund, Skye Jones, Ava K. Michaels, Bella Roccaforte

Paranormal Romance

Date Published: April 20, 2021

Publisher: Hot Box Publishing



Release Week Sale - Only $.99 Until April 25th

Dive into the romance and come to Dark Moon Falls.

High in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, the sleepy town of Dark Moon Falls is not what it seems. Full of secrets, shifters, romance, and so much more…

This highly acclaimed series is back with Dark Moon Falls III! Packed with even more thrills for you with a collection of brand-new stories you’re sure to want to get your paws on. Filled with hot wolf shifters hunting for their one true mate, witches brew up trouble while mystery and suspense lurks around every corner.

Danger, intrigue, peril, and steamy romance abound in this amazing paranormal romance set which is sure to set your heart pounding and keep you glued to the pages into the wee hours of the night. Don’t set your alarm … you’ll be up all night with this!

One-click now to book another getaway to Dark Moon Falls III … You won’t regret visiting our town filled with romance, action aplenty, and hot steamy shifter escapades!



Elias by New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author A.K. Michaels

Alpha Elias Grant is sworn to protect his pack, but when he finds a girl on the run, with danger on her tail, he must make the toughest decision of his life. But, she’s not just any girl: she’s his … so, what will he risk for her … simple; everything!


Darius by Scarlet Le Clair

He lost her once to the world, but this time will she give up the world for him?


Reed by Robbie Cox

Old enough to be her father, Reed Walker doesn’t think he’s right for Hayley, regardless of what his wolf believes. That is, until someone from her past threatens to take her away from him.


Aiden by Best Selling Author S.J. Pierce

Hell hath no fury like a scorned widow out for revenge. Aiden might get burned if he stands in her way.


Garrett by Elaine Barris

Former detective Garrett is running for his life, and he finds safety in Dark Moon Falls, at least for the moment.

After her coven is attacked, Meridian is running as well, but will her arrival in Dark Moon Falls bring doom down upon them all?


Tucker by Susan Griscom

Fate intervenes after a one-night stand, transforming the lives of two casual lovers.


Anthony by Tami Lund

When wolf shifter Anthony Remington’s son goes missing, only one witch can help him, Luna Moran, who his wolf thinks might be their mate. Problem is: using her magic may turn Luna evil.


Theo by Cora A. Murray

Theo’s a wolf shifter lost and alone, but the burning need inside him to find his best friend keeps him going. He didn’t expect to run into a girl that’s his everything, a girl who sends his heart racing, who is more than his heart can handle.


Marco by Monica La Porta

A witch on the run & a wolf sent to hunt her down: a Star-Crossed love story


Eros by Christina Escue

After the murder of his mate and pup, Eros Lykaios wanted nothing more than to live life as a lone wolf, until a dark beauty named for the goddess of the night crossed his path.


Kellan by Bella Roccaforte

Born enemies, fated to be mates. Kellan goes to Dark Moon Falls to find his brother's killer and prevent war. What he finds his fated mate and has to choose sides between his Legion and his one true love.



About the Authors:

The twelve authors of Dark Moon Falls, Volume 3 are from all over the world, Scotland, New Zeeland, Australia, United States. They are an amazing collection of New York Times and USA Today best selling authors.


About the Publisher:


Hot Box Publishing is run by Bella and Ava … two gals from opposite corners of the world. Ava is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author and Bella is an Award Winning, and Amazon Bestselling Author, and between them they have over 85 books published. They have experience in various shared worlds where they have both individual and shared IP rights, including boxed sets. They own and run Hot Box Publishing with integrity, honesty, and fairness as their mantra.


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