Blog Tour For Janitors 3: Curse of the Broomstaff by Tyler Whitesides From September 9, 2013 to September 30, 2013 - Come Join Us!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Tyler Whitesides will be touring the blogosphere to promote the third installment of his mid-grade fantasy series, Janitors. Janitors: Curse of the Broomstaff is Tyler's third book published by Shadow Mountain Publishing; and his first virtual book tour with Shadow Mountain. He will be coming to a blog near you from September 9, to September 30, 2013! Come join us for all the fun!

Janitors: Curse of the Broomstaff Blog Tour Information:


Meet Tyler Whitesides

Tyler Whitesides worked as a janitor at an elementary school to put himself through college. He graduated from Utah State University with a degree in music. In addition to writing novels, Tyler is an avid composer and arranger of instrumental music. He and his wife, Connie, who teaches third grade, live in northern Utah.

Connect and Socialize with Tyler on Twitter!


About Janitors:

Have you ever fallen asleep during math class? Are you easily distracted while listening to your English teacher? Do you find yourself completely uninterested in geography? Well, it may not be your fault.

The janitors at Welcher Elementary know a secret, and it s draining all the smarts out of the kids. Twelve-year-old Spencer Zumbro, with the help of his classmate Daisy Gullible Gates, must fight with and against a secret, janitorial society that wields wizard-like powers. Who can Spencer and Daisy trust and how will they protect their school and possibly the world? Janitors is book 1 in a new children s fantasy series by debut novelist Tyler Whitesides. You ll never look at a mop the same way again.

Purchase Your Copy From Amazon on 26 June 2012!

About Janitors: Secrets of New Forest Academy:

Janitors with wizard-like powers continue their battle, and Spencer, Daisy, and even Dez must fight to save schools everywhere. Toxites, the small creatures that love to feed on the brain waves of students are just the beginning of their troubles. The Bureau of Educational Maintenance (BEM) is after Spencer, and the Rebels hope to sneak him to safety within the walls of an elite private school.

But danger follows Spencer and his friends, testing their loyalty and trust as well as their Toxite-fighting skills. Can they hold out long enough to discover the true secret of New Forest Academy and what it means to the future of education?

Purchase Your Copy From Amazon on 6 August 2013!

About Janitors: Curse of the Broomstaff:

A secret society of Janitors with wizard-like powers continue their battle, and now, the stakes are even higher. The Bureau of Educational Maintenance is after Alan Zumbro and this time they mean business deadly business. Spencer, Daisy, and their little team of rebels must find the source of all magical Glop and destroy it before it can destroy the world as we know it. No small task with the BEM and their monster toxites at their heels.

It's a wild and dangerous ride as they follow the trail of clues all the way to the hiding place of the mysterious aurans: guardians of a secret landfill. What they discover there will change the way Spencer sees himself, not to mention the fate of the rebels.

Purchase Your Copy From Amazon on 10 September 2013!

Janitors: Curse of the Broomstaff Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schudule



Pre-Release Reviews

Wednesday, August 28th - Review at Never Too Fond of Books

Janitors: Curse of the Broomstaff Blog Tour Week 1

Monday, September 9th - Review at A Book a Day 
Monday, September 9th - Review at Indie Book Blogger 
Monday, September 9th - Review at I Love to Read and Review Books 
Tuesday, September 10th - Review at Bonnie Gets a Say 
Tuesday, September 10th - Review at Compass Book Ratings
Tuesday, September 10th - Review at Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Wednesday, September 11th - Review at Classic Children’s Books
Wednesday, September 11th - Review at I Am Not “A” Mused
Wednesday, September 11th - Review at Shelli Proffitt Howells
Wednesday, September 11th - Review at WV Stitcher
Thursday, September 12th - Review/Giveaway at All Things Purple
Thursday, September 12th - Review at Diapers and Divinity
Thursday, September 12th - Review at Getting Your Read On
Thursday, September 12th - Review at The Readathon
Friday, September 13th - Review at Why Not? Because I Said So!
Friday, September 13th - Review at LDS And Lovin It
Friday, September 13th - Review/Giveaway at Classic Children’s Books

Janitors: Curse of the Broomstaff Blog Tour Week 2

Monday, September 16th - Review at LDS Women’s Book Review
Monday, September 16th - Review at LDS Writer Mom
Monday, September 16th - Feature/Giveaway at Mymcbooks’s Blog
Tuesday, September 17th - Review at Snogging on Sunday 
Tuesday, September 17th - Review at The Things I Love
Tuesday, September 17th - Review at  Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
Wednesday, September 18th - Review at Lisa Is A Bookworm
Wednesday, September 18th - Review at Rachelle Writes
Wednesday, September 18th - Review at News Wahl
Thursday, September 19th
- Review at My Pile of Books
Thursday, September 19th - Review at M R Buttar’s Books
Friday, September 20th
- Guest Post at Fire and Ice
Friday, September 20th - Review at Beth’s Book Reviews
Friday, September 20th - Review at A Year of Jubilee Reviews
Saturday, September 21st
- Review at Bloggin Bout Books

Janitors: Curse of the Broomstaff Blog Tour Week 3

Monday, September 23rd - Review at Camp Costinak
Monday, September 23rd - Review at Lu Ann’s Library
Tuesday, September 24th - Review at Pages I Turn
Wednesday, September 25th - Review at Min Reads and Reviews
Wednesday, September 25th - Review at Everyday Notes
Thursday, September 26th - Review at Cami Checketts
Thursday, September 26th - Review at My Devotional Thoughts
Friday, September 27th - Review at Sweetly Made (Just For You)
Friday, September 27th - Review at Literary Time Out 

Janitors: Curse of the Broomstaff Blog Tour Week 4

Monday, September 30th - Review at Ordinary Happily Ever After
Monday, September 30th - Review at Emma Michaels

Janitors and Janitors: Secrets of New Forest Academy Reviews

Tuesday, July 23rd - Review of Janitors at Indie Book Blogger
Thursday, August 1st - Reviews of Janitors and Janitors: Secrets of New Forest Academy at Getting Your Read On
Thursday, August 1st - Review of Janitors at I Love to Read and Review Books
Monday, August 19th - Review of Janitors: Secrets of New Forest Academy at I Love to Read and Review Books
Monday, August 23rd - Review of Janitors at Ordinary Happily Ever After
Sunday, August 29th - Review of Janitors: Secrets of New Forest Academy at Ordinary Happily Ever After
Previously 
Review of Janitors at Compass Book Ratings
Review of Janitors: Secrets of New Forest Academy at Compass Book Ratings

May you read well and often

Blog Tour For I, Walter by Mike Hartner From August 5, 2013 to October 31, 2013 - Come Join Us!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Mike Hartner will be touring the blogosphere to promote his historical romance I, Walter. This is Mike's first virtual book tour with Pump up Your Book! He will be coming to a blog near you from August 5, to October 31, 2013! Come join us for all the fun!

I, Walter Blog Tour Information: 

  Meet Mike Hartner

Mike Hartner is a father, son, author, patriot, geek (ret), and husband.

His love of all things genealogical led him to writing, and writing has now led him to fiction and a large epic saga.

He lives in Vancouver, BC with his wife and son.

His latest book is the historical romance, I, Walter.

Visit his website at www.accidentalauthor.ca.


Connect and Socialize with Mike!


About I, Walter:

This is the life story of Walter Crofter, an English commoner who ran from home at the age of 11. After two years living on the street, he ended up on a Merchant Mariners boat in the service of the Crown.

On his first voyage, he rescued a girl from pirates. A very important girl, who stole his heart before she was returned to her home.

This is the story of his life. What adventures he had at sea; what took him off the waters, and what happened to him as he lived his life and stayed true to his character.

Purchase Your Copy From Amazon!

I, Walter Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule


Monday, August 5 - First Chapter Reveal at Pump Up Your Book
Tuesday, August 6 - Book Featured at Plug Your Book
Wednesday, August 7 - Book Featured at Literal Exposure
Thursday, August 8 - Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Friday, August 9 - Interview at The Writer’s Life
Monday, August 12 - First Chapter Reveal at Between the Covers
Wednesday, August 14 - Character Interview at Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
Wednesday, August 21 - Book Featured at Mom Loves 2 Read
Thursday, August 22 - Book Featured at Moonlight Lace & Mayhem
Monday, August 26 - Release Day Diva Facebook Party (4 – 7 p.m. PDT)
Tuesday, August 27 - First Chapter Reveal at Beyond the Books
Friday, August 30 - Interview at The Dark Phantom
Monday, September 2 - Book Review at Miki’s Hope
Tuesday, September 3 - Top Ten Post at As the Pages Turn
Wednesday, September 4 - Interview at Review From Here
Thursday, September 5 -  Book Review at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
Friday, September 6 - Book Featured at Authors to Watch
Monday, September 9 - Book Featured at Read My First Chapter
Tuesday, September 10 - Interview at The Book Connection
Wednesday, September 11 - Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
Thursday, September 12 - 20 Questions at The Book Rack
Friday, September 13 - Guest Blogging at Coffee and a Keyboard
Monday, September 16 - Interview at Examiner
Tuesday, September 17 - Guest Blogging at The Book Faery Reviews
Wednesday, September 18 - Book Review at My Devotional Thoughts
Thursday, September 19 - Interview at Broowaha
Friday, September 20 - Interview at Book Marketing Buzz
Monday, September 23 - Interview at Blogger News
Tuesday, September 24 - Interview at Literarily Speaking
Thursday, September 26
- Guest Blogging at Authors & Readers Book Corner
Friday, September 27 - Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt
Monday, October 7 - Book Review at My Cozie Corner
Tuesday, October 8 - Interview at Goodreads
Wednesday, October 9 - Book Review at Bookworm Lisa
Thursday, October 10 - Book Review at Moonlight Reader
Friday, October 11 - Interview at Blogcritics
Monday, October 14 - Interview at I’m Shelf-ish
Tuesday, October 15 - Book Review at Blooming with Books
Wednesday, October 16 - Interview at Straight From the Author’s Mouth
Friday, October 18 - Interview at The Dark Phantom
Monday, October 21 - Character Interview at Beyond the Books
Tuesday, October 22 - First Chapter Reveal at As the Pages Turn
Wednesday, October 23 - Interview at Red Room
Thursday, October 24 - Interview at Beyond the Books
Tuesday, October 29 - Book Featured at Celtic Lady’s Reviews
Wednesday, October 30 - Interview at Between the Covers
Friday, October 31 - Interview at Pump Up Your Book

I, Walter Excerpt:

In my earliest days, I remember my father, Geoff, being a bit forceful with other people. I also recall my brother Gerald, nearly five years my senior, and myself being happy. Or at least as contented as two boys could be who were growing up in the late 1500s in England, and working every day since their seventh birthdays. It was a time when boys were earning coin as soon as they could lift or carry things. The money could never be for themselves, however, but for the parents to help pay the bills.

Father lived as a crofter should. He was an upright man and sold vegetables off a cart like his grandfather did, and he also dabbled in selling fine fabric for the ladies of status.

One afternoon, when I was eight years old, my brother came home and got into a heated debate with my father about something. When I ran to see what was the matter, they hushed around me, so I never got the full gist of the argument. But whatever it was about, it was serious, and the bickering continued behind my back for five straight days. When I awoke on the morning of the sixth day, Gerald was no longer at home. And he never came back.

Soon afterwards, my father lost enthusiasm for his business and became generally passive. I assumed this was because of Gerald's leaving, and only on occasion would I see flashes of my dad's former self. 

At the start of my tenth year, our family moved closer to London. We rented the bottom floor of a three-story building in which several families lived in the upper floors. My father said we relocated because he needed to be closer to more business opportunities. But my mom didn't believe he'd made the right decision, since he was now selling food out of a cart and not inside a storefront. One night, she greeted him at the door when he came home. She was wearing a frown and a dress that had seen better days. 

"Did you bring in any decent money?" she asked him before he had time to take off his coat.
"I told you, it will take some time. It's not easy to make good money these days."
"Especially when you let the ladies walk all over you."
"I know, I know. But what am I to do when they aren't running up to me to buy what I'm selling?"
"You at least bring home some food for us?" My father had carried in a bag under his arm.
"It's not much, a few carrots and some celery." He handed her the bag.
"What about meat?"
"We're not ready for meat yet."
"That’s true enough," my mother said. "But you should at least try to feed your family. Walter's growing, and so are our other children."
"Leave me be, woman. I'm doing the best I can for now." He sat in his chair, leaned his head against the wall, and fell asleep.

That same debate played out between my parents for the next two years. Except for the summer months, when food was plentiful; then the arguments subsided. But for the rest of the year, especially during the winter, the same discussions about money continued on a daily basis, and they were often quite heated. I lost two younger siblings during those two years. One during my tenth winter and the other during my eleventh winter. Neither of the children was older than six months. I always suspected hunger as the primary cause of their deaths.


May you read well and often

Blog Tour For Lion's Head Deception by Chuck Waldron From August 5, 2013 to October 31, 2013 - Come Join Us!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hello Everyone! I am delighted to announce that Chuck Waldron will be touring the blogosphere to promote his dystopian thriller Lion's Head Deception. This is Chuck's second virtual book tour with Pump up Your Book! He will be coming to a blog near you from August 5, 2013 to October 31, 2013! Come join us for all the fun!

Lion's Head Deception Blog Tour Information: 


Meet Chuck Waldron

Chuck Waldron’s latest novel, Lion’s Head Deception, is a dystopian story about an investigative blogger who uncovers more than he ever imagines…and has no idea what to do with his discovery.

An investigative blogger uncovers a sinister conspiracy, a billionaire’s plan backed by select government officials, designed to exterminate citizens who do not live up to a predetermined screening matrix; under the guise of rioting and a destabilized city, the plan is implemented and the blogger fights not only to discover and reveal the truth, but to survive.

“I grew up,” Chuck said, “listening to my grandfather, an Ozark Mountain story teller, spinning tales of the caves on his farm, describing them as hiding places once used by the Jesse & Frank James’ gang. It didn’t matter if the stories were true or not. Those legends set fire to my imagination, creating images that emerged slowly over the years, finally igniting as my short stories and novels.”

Now, thirty-plus short stories and three novels later, ideas keep coming, with more novels under development. Do they share anything in common? Each has its own unique voice and tale to tell, yet, at their heart, his stories tell about the human condition – the good, the bad and the ugly.

As Chuck tells it, “stored images that echo in my writing include train whistles in the night, Norman Rockwell childhood scenes, U.S. Army memories, blue collar jobs, university, a professional career, and finally retirement. Many of my images are drawn from this pool of memories: places visited, sights seen, and people met. The rest I fill in with my imagination: dreams of places yet to be visited, sights yet to be seen, and people yet to meet.”

His literary roots were planted in the American Midwest and thrived when transplanted to the rich, cultural soil of Ontario. He and his wife, Suzanne, are now warmed by the sun on Florida’s Treasure Coast.

His latest book is Lion’s Head Deception.

Visit his website at www.WriteByMeBooks.com.

Connect and Socialize with Chuck!


About Lion's Head Deception:  

In the prologue, the backdrop for Lion’s Head Deception is set, amongst rioting and unrest in a destabilized city.

Matt Tremain is a shy, private person who discovers a passion for writing blogs—a mission that propels him into investigative reporting. A tipster warns him of a diabolical scheme Matt simply can’t ignore. After the tipster is killed, Matt honors his memory by going forward to investigate the truth behind the conspiracy. He meets a television reporter and a cameraman also investigating the intrigue. Are they potential partners or rivals? A detective offers his assistance, but Matt is unsure of his true motivation. He is equally unsure of the allegiance of those in the top administration of police services. Matt Tremain and his friends are forced to go on the run, evading the newly-formed security teams. They must expose the truth before they are discovered, arrested and perhaps exterminated themselves…

The reader is introduced to Matt Tremain when a test message warns him of impending arrest. The first part of the novel provides an understanding of how he learns about a conspiracy, and the person behind it. A television journalist is investigating the same treachery. Will they be able to join forces? The end of part one introduces a police detective. Will he be friend or foe?

Part two takes place at a private retreat. The antagonist, the scheme’s architect, unveils the complete details of his plan and gets the backing of his three co-conspirators. The location is the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario. It takes place at Lion’s Head and gives the novel the working name.

In an action-packed run to the finish line, will Matt and his partners be able to face the challenges it will take to expose the lies and treachery behind Operation CleanSweep?

 Purchase Your Copy From Amazon and Barnes and Noble!

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Lion's Head Deception Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule



Monday, August 5 - First Chapter Reveal at Pump Up Your Book
Tuesday, August 6 - Interview at Goodreads
Wednesday, August 7 - Book Trailer Reveal at Mom With a Kindle
Thursday, August 8 - Book Featured at Examiner
Friday, August 9 - Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
Monday, August 12 - Book Trailer of the Week at Pump Up Your Book
Tuesday, August 13 - Guest Blogging at Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
Wednesday, August 14 - Book Trailer Reveal at Margay Leah Justice
Wednesday, August 14 - Win prizes at Chuck’s Release Day Diva Facebook Party!
Thursday, August 15 - Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Friday, August 16 - Interview at Between the Covers
Monday, August 19 - Book Featured at Authors & Readers Book Corner
Tuesday, August 20 - Book Trailer Feature at If Books Could Talk
Wednesday, August 21 - First Chapter Reveal at Literarily Speaking
Friday, August 23 - Interview at Examiner
Monday, August 26 - Guest Blogging & Book Trailer Reveal at My Book Addiction and More
Thursday, August 29 - Book Trailer Reveal at My Devotional Thoughts
Friday, August 30 - Character Guest Post at My Devotional Thoughts
Monday, September 2 - Character Guest Post at Beyond the Books
Monday, September 2 - Book Featured at Books Books the Magical Fruit
Tuesday, September 3 - Book Review, Book Trailer Reveal & First Chapter Reveal at Mom in Love with Fiction
Wednesday, September 4 - Book Trailer Reveal at Tome Keeper
Thursday, September 5 - Interview at The Dark Phantom
Monday, September 9 - Character Guest Post at Read 2 Review
Tuesday, September 10 - First Chapter Reveal at As the Pages Turn
Wednesday, September 11 - Interview at Divine Caroline
Thursday, September 12 - Interview at I’m Shelf-ish
Friday, September 13 - Interview at Straight From the Author’s Mouth
Monday, September 16 - Book Trailer Reveal at The Writer’s Life
Tuesday, September 17 - First Chapter Reveal at Read My First Chapter
Wednesday, September 18 - Interview at Blogger News
Thursday, September 19 - Interview at Blogcritics
Friday, September 20 - Book Featured at Paperback Writer
Monday, September 23 - Interview at Review From Here
Wednesday, September 25 - Interview at Authors to Watch
Thursday, September 26 - Interview at The Writer’s Life
Friday, September 27 - Book Featured at Plug Your Book!
Monday, October 7 - First Chapter Reveal & Character Guest Post for Thoughts in Progress
Tuesday, October 8 - First Chapter Reveal & Book Trailer Reveal at Literary Winner
Thursday, October 10 - Guest Blogging at Books R Us
Friday, October 11 - Book Trailer Reveal at SheWrites
Monday, October 14 - Interview at The Book Connection
Tuesday, October 15 - Book Feature at Literal Exposure
Wednesday, October 16 - First Chapter Reveal at Beyond the Book
Friday, October 18 - Interview at Red Room
Monday, October 21 - Guest Blogging at Coffee and a Keyboard
Wednesday, October 23 - Book Review & First Chapter Review at Blooming with Books
Friday, October 25 - Book Review at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
Monday, October 28 - Book Featured at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
Wednesday, October 30 - Book Review at Celtic Lady’s Reviews
Friday, October 31 - First Chapter Reveal at A Room Without Books is Empty


May you read well and often

Kathryn Meyer Griffith - Human No Longer

Monday, July 22, 2013

25. Human No Longer by Kathryn Meyer Griffith (2012)
Length: 312 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 6 July 2013
Finished: 22 July 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Kathryn Meyer Griffith for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 31 January 2013
Why do I have it? I like horror and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.

While celebrating their twelfth anniversary together, Jenny and Jeff Sanders become victims of a bizarre crime as they are preparing to go home. The horrendous attack leaves Jeff dead and Jenny in a temporary coma. When she awakens in the hospital, Jenny returns home to her children in order to heal and grieve. With her husband dead, Jenny and her children must move back to her childhood home - Summer Haven, Florida - into a haunted farm house, situated in the same quiet community where once they had destroyed a family of vampires.

Jenny has no appetite; she's edgy; her eyes hurt. All of these symptoms she initially attributes to trauma and grief. Until one night she can't resist going into the woods or the overpowering urge to drink warm animals' blood. Jenny can no longer deny the truth - her attackers had been vampires.

Now she's becoming what she once reviled. She can't abandon her children, but she must find a way to live in the human world. At night she hunts, hides what she's becoming and attempts to fit in.

Then townspeople begin dying; just like years before. With her blackouts, Jenny fears she may be the killer, or are the culprits actually her vampire attackers? They find her and issue her an ultimatum: join them and become a true vampire - or her family will die...horribly. Jenny resists their influence until the vampires kidnap her children. Then she has to find a way to outwit and ultimately destroy the fiends; rescuing her children from their evil clutches.

I really enjoyed this book. The characters were appropriately sympathetic; at least the ones who were supposed to be sympathetic. The plot was extremely intriguing and truly showcased a mother's deep and abiding love for her children. I give this book an A! and am eagerly looking forward to reading the prequel Vampire Blood as soon as I can.

A! - (90-95%)

May you read well and often

The 'Clear Your Shelf' Giveaway Hop Begins Soon!

Saturday, July 20, 2013


Hello Everyone! I'm delighted to announce that from August 20th-27th - yes, for one entire week - the delightful Mary from Bookhounds and Kathy from I am a Reader, Not a Writer are hosting the 'Clear Your Shelf' Giveaway Hop!

The objective is to give away books from your own bookshelf. It can be one book or an entire box! This hop features books in need of a new home. It is time to clear out those books you have already read or will never read, so you can get more books!

At the moment, there are over 100 blogs participating so that means multiple giveaways for you to enter and take part in. Read all about Kathy's Giveaway Hop guidelines here.
Crossroads: A Novel
Belva Plain is one of
my mom's favorite authors
Hunter's moon
Okay, so the cover turned out blurrier
than I was expecting, but it is
a Harlequin Romance called
Hunter's Moon by Carole Mortimer
The Glass Flame
Phyllis A. Whitney is one of my
 favorite authors of Gothic romance
This is actually
a children's book
that my mom read
The Last Stand (Star Trek: The Next Generation #37)
Yes, I'm a 'Closet Trekkie'
- Gotta love Captain Picard!





      My mom occasionally
      reads Debbie Macomber
      as well


      Say Not What If
      Andrew Friedman sent
      me this book to review














      Another Gothic romance
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      Blog Tour For Deviltry Afoot by Carol Pritt From August 5, 2013 to August 30, 2013 - Come Join Us!

      Thursday, July 18, 2013

      Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Carol Pritt will be touring the blogosphere to promote her most recent paranormal novel Deviltry Afoot. This is Carol's first virtual book tour with Pump up Your Book! She will be coming to a blog near you from August 5, to August 30, 2013! Come join us for all the fun!

      Deviltry Afoot Blog Tour Information: 

      Meet Carol Pritt

      Carol Pritt lives in the northeast Ohio. She has a large family and enjoys reading, writing, spending time her family and pet.

      She has a Associate Degree in Pre-Professional Journalism and a Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Lorain County Community College.

      Deviltry Afoot is her first book.

      You can visit Carol Pritt’s website at deviltryafoot.com

      Connect and Socialize with Carol!


      About Deviltry Afoot:

      A mother’s love is a powerful force of nature.

      Tina’s daughter is savagely murdered. Tina comes to know the police won’t be able to solve the crime because the answers are to be found in the supernatural realm and sets out determined to find answers herself.

      Donald chose evil when he was a living being. Brought back to spirit he continues spreading terror.

      As Tina explores, others come to know that something outside the norm is at work in Pendale.

      Will the power of love bring light overcoming the spreading darkness?

      Will Becky be able to rest in peace?

      Purchase at Amazon!

      Deviltry Afoot Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule


      Monday, August 5 - Interview at Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
      Tuesday, August 6 - Guest Blogging at Moonlight Lace and Mayhem
      Wednesday, August 7 - Interview at Examiner
      Thursday, August 8 - Book Review at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
      Friday, August 9 - Book Featured at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
      Monday, August 12 - Guest Blogging at Authors and Readers Book Corner
      Tuesday, August 13 - Book Featured at Books Books the Magical Fruit
      Friday, August 16 - Book Featured at Celtic Lady’s Reviews
      Monday, August 19 - 20 Questions with Carol Pritt at Literarily Speaking
      Wednesday, August 21 - Interview at The Writer’s Life
      Friday, August 23 - Guest Blogging at My Book Addiction and More
      Monday, August 26 - Interview at The Dark Phantom
      Tuesday, August 27 - Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
      Friday, August 30 - Book Review at Mary’s Cup of Tea

      May you read well and often

      Blog Tour For Midnight Masquerade by Marcia Lynn McClure From August 21, 2013 to September 13, 2013 - Come Join Us!

      Monday, July 15, 2013

      Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Marcia Lynn McClure will be touring the blogosphere to promote her fairy tale romance Midnight Masquerade. This is Marcia's first virtual book tour with I'm a Reader, Not a Writer! She will be coming to a blog near you from August 21, to September 13, 2013! Come join us for all the fun!

      Midnight Masquerade Blog Tour Information:

      Meet Marcia Lynn McClure

      Marcia Lynn McClure’s intoxicating succession of novels, novellas, and e-books, has established her as one of the most favored and engaging authors of true romance. Her unprecedented forte in weaving captivating stories of western, medieval, regency, and contemporary amour void of brusque intimacy has earned her the title “The Queen of Kissing.”

      Marcia, who was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has spent her life intrigued with people, history, love, and romance. A wife, mother, grandmother, family historian, poet, and author, Marcia Lynn McClure spins her tales of splendor for the sake of offering respite through the beauty, mirth, and delight of a worthwhile and wonderful story.

      Connect and Socialize With Marcia!


      About Midnight Masquerade

      Stavos Voronin was not as blind-eyed as many nobles and royals. Evony’s physical gestures—even the simplest movement of her hands—revealed that she had not always been destitute. The same was true of the children—of their polished manners and the boy’s knowledge of horses and tendency to be bold and fearless of strangers.

      Ah yes, Stavos enjoyed a good mystery. After all, interest in the inexplicable circumstances surrounding the royals of Abawyth was the very thing that had lured him to the kingdom—the enigma of Abawyth’s twelve sleepy princesses. And yet now—now his mind was all the more intrigued. Not only was the obscurity of what had caused the profound and baffling torpidity of Abawyth’s princesses laid out before him, but also he found his curiosity intensely piqued over the riddle surrounding the very lovely Evony and her siblings.

      As Stavos strode through the village resting on the outskirts of Abawyth Castle, his mind reeled with possibilities. His musings were drawn back to why he had come to Abawyth at all—to solve the conundrum surrounding the twelve beautiful princesses of Abawyth kingdom—to solve the seemingly impenetrable crux and thereby win the hand of one of Abawyth’s princesses, as his father, King Letholdus of Ethiarien, had commanded.

      Coming to Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Kindle soon!

      Blog Tour Giveaway of $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends September 17, 2013.




      Midnight Masquerade Blog Tour Schedule:

      Pre Tour Reviews
      I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
      readalot


      August 14th 
      Book Blast Giveaway

      August 21st
      Tour Kick Off at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
      Review at Literally Jen
      Review at Katie’s Clean Book Collection
      Spotlight at A Room With Books

      August 22nd
      Spotlight at Victoria Simcox’s Blog
      Review at A Little Bit of Everything
      Review at Crossroads Review
      Spotlight at Rose and Beps Blog

      August 23rd
      Excerpt at Lena Sledge’s Blog
      Review at Backing Books
      Review at Why Not? Because I Said So!
      Review at Zili in the Sky

      August 26th
      Review at Time 2 Read
      Review at A Backward’s Story
      Spotlight at Primrose Musings

      August 27th
      Spotlight at Kindle & Me
      Review at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark

      August 28th
      Spotlight at Sarah’s Reviews
      Review at Darlene’s Book Reviews
      Review at Up in the Bibliosphere

      August 29th
      Spotlight at alwaysjoart
      Spotlight at A Blog Hop Place for Books
      Spotlight at Waiting on Sunday to Drown

      August 30th
      Review at Getting Your Read On
      Review at Books Are Sanity
      Review at From the Bootheel Cotton Patch

      September 3rd
      Review at Clean Teen Fiction
      Spotlight at Deal Sharing Aunt
      Spotlight at Bonnie Gets a Say

      September 4th
      Review at Sassy Book Lover
      Spotlight at Sweeping Me

      September 5th
      Spotlight at The Wonderings of One Person
      Reviews at Christy’s Cozy Corners
      Review at Bookworm Lisa

      September 6th
      Spotlight at Inside BJ’s Head
      Review at These are but Shadows

      September 7th
      Review at My Devotional Thoughts
      Review at Book Savvy

      September 9th
      Spotlight at Mythical Books
      Review at Romance with a Book
      Review at Literary Time Out

      September 10th
      Spotlight at Paulette’s Papers
      Review at Mel’s Shelves
      Review at Mom Loves to Read

      September 11th
      Review at Brooke Blogs
      Spotlight at Curling Up with a Good Book
      Review at Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks

      September 12th
      Spotlight at Rose & Beps Blog
      Spotlight at Cu’s Ebook Giveaways
      Spotlight at My Crafty Zoo

      September 13th
      Review at A Book A Day
      Spotlight at Blkosiner’s Book Blog
      Review at Not Everyone’s Mama

      Midnight Masquerade Excerpt:

      She was tired—oh so very, very tired. Never—not in all her life—had Evony Elorietta known such thoroughgoing fatigue. As she trudged out of the dark woods still veiled in the shadows of early sunrise, out across the expanse of cold, dew-drenched grass and onto the main road of the village, Evony wondered how she would ever endure a day that was only just beginning. Every bone in her body ached—every muscle throbbed in misery, every inch of her flesh begged for respite. Yet there would be none—at least not until she had finished her stitching—finished the near thirteen hours of sewing she now faced under the ever observant, incessantly critical eye of seamstress Agnes Teche.

      After such a long, chilled, and sleepless night spent in watching—peering through the darkness and into the rooms of the inn in the woods, until her eyes were too dry to watch any longer—after listening to the shallow, often vile conversations, until her ears hurt from the foul ferment of it—Evony dreaded sewing for Mrs. Teche more than ever before. The woman was a banshee of an employer. And yet, she was grateful Mrs. Teche had had the keen eye to recognize Evony’s superior skills with needle and thread—for how else would Evony have managed to feed Mikol and Tressa—to shelter them—to keep them hidden?

      May you read well and often

      Blog Tour For Children of the Knight by Michael J. Bowler From August 5, 2013 to August 30, 2013 - Come Join Us!

      Saturday, July 13, 2013

      Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Michael J. Bowler will be touring the blogosphere to promote his edgy Young Adult novel Children of the Knight. This is Michael's second virtual book tour with Pump up Your Book! He will be coming to a blog near you from August 5, to August 30, 2013! Come join us for all the fun!

      Children of the Knight Blog Tour Information:

      Meet Michael J. Bowler

      Michael Bowler is an award-winning author who grew up in San Rafael, California.

      He majored in English and Theatre at Santa Clara University and earned a master’s in film production and a second master’s in Special Education. He partnered with two friends as producer, writer, and/or director on several films, most notably “Fatal Images,” “Dead Girls,” “Hell Spa” (later re-edited and titled “Club Dead”), “Things” and “Things II.”

      A Boy and His Dragon, published in 2011, is an urban fantasy about a lonely boy in 1970 who discovers both a living dragon and his own true nature, a nature that makes him the most dangerous boy on earth.

      A Matter of Time, a Silver Award winner from Reader’s Favorite, was published in 2012. It is a real-world-grounded story of an almost impossible loop in time that leads to undying love and unforgettable heartache.

      He has also been a volunteer Big Brother to seven different boys over 29 years with the Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters program and a volunteer within the juvenile justice system in Los Angeles for 28 years. He is a passionate advocate for the fair treatment of children and teens in California, something that is sorely lacking in this state.

      Children of the Knight, his most current novel, is likely to be controversial in its themes and conclusions. Those children society tends to reject or ignore or abuse or marginalize, who come in all shapes and sizes – black and white and brown and Asian and Pacific Islander and gang affiliated and gay and straight and those who are confused about their sexuality – are the subject of this book, and the story depicts an adult society that tells these kids, in various ways, that they are of no real value.

      You can visit Michael’s website at www.michaeljbowler.com.

      Connect and Socialize with Michael!


      About Children of the Knight:

      According to legend, King Arthur is supposed to return when Britain needs him most. So why does a man claiming to be the once and future king suddenly appear in Los Angeles?

      This charismatic young Arthur creates a new Camelot within the City of Angels to lead a crusade of unwanted kids against an adult society that discards and ignores them. Under his banner of equality, every needy child is welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, or gang affiliation.

      With the help of his amazing First Knight, homeless fourteen-year-old Lance, Arthur transforms this ragtag band of rejected children and teens into a well-trained army—the Children of the Knight. Through his intervention, they win the hearts and minds of the populace at large, and gain a truer understanding of themselves and their worth to society. But seeking more rights for kids pits Arthur and the children squarely against the rich, the influential, and the self-satisfied politicians who want nothing more than to maintain the status quo.

      Can right truly overcome might? Arthur’s hopeful young knights are about to find out, and the City of Angels will never be the same.

      Purchase your copy:


      Children of the Knight Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule


      Monday, August 5 - Book Featured at Examiner
      Monday, August 5 - Character Guest Post at Inside BJ’s Head
      Tuesday, August 6 - Book Review at My Cozy Corner
      Tuesday, August 6 - Book Review & Guest Blogging at Reader Girls
      Tuesday, August 6 - Book Review at Day By Day In Our World
      Wednesday, August 7 - Guest Blogging at Day by Day In Our World
      Wednesday, August 7 - Interview at The Dark Phantom
      Thursday, August 8 - Interview at Blogcritics
      Thursday, August 8 -Guest Blogging at Books Books the Magical Fruit
      Friday, August 9 - Book Review at Must Read Faster
      Monday, August 12 - Book Featured at Margay Leah Justice
      Monday, August 12 - Book Review at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
      Tuesday, August 13 - Book Review at My Book Addiction Reviews
      Tuesday, August 13 - Guest Blogging at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
      Wednesday, August 14 - Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
      Thursday, August 15 - Character Guest Post at Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
      Friday, August 16 - Interview at The Writer’s Life
      Monday, August 19 - Book Review at Naturally Kim B
      Tuesday, August 20 - Book Featured at A Room Without Books is Empty
      Wednesday, August 21 - Character Guest Post at Moonlight Lace and Mayhem
      Thursday, August 22 - Book Featured at Bookworm Lisa
      Friday, August 23 - Guest Blogging at Workaday Reads
      Monday, August 26 - Book Featured at Authors & Readers Book Corner
      Tuesday, August 27 - Interview at I’m Shelf-ish
      Thursday, August 29 - Guest Blogging at Sweet Southern Home
      Friday, August 30 - Interview at Straight From the Author’s Mouth

      Children of the Knight Excerpt:

      Once upon a time in the City of Angels, chaos was king, and carelessness ruled. Street gangs roamed the city. Politicians bettered their own lives, not those of the people they were elected to serve. Police corruption ran rampant through Rampart and other crime-ridden districts. Neighborhoods declined to slum-like conditions. The Los Angeles school system stumbled headlong down the road to total Armageddon. And the most victimized segment of the populace?

      The children. The teens. The next generation.

      Limited choices and often abusive or neglectful home lives forced hundreds, if not thousands of children, into the streets to join gangs, turn tricks, do drugs, sell drugs, drop out of school, get arrested and sent to prison for life, and in all ways subjugate their goodness in the name of survival.

      All hope seemed lost. Until the mysterious ‘tag’ appeared throughout the city, spray-painted on walls and over graffiti, obliterating gang markings without mercy, without favoritism, with impunity.

      A ‘tag’ that became the symbol of a revolution.

      Boyle Heights in East Los Angeles had become a flashpoint for immigrant traffic and gang warfare as far back as anyone could recall. The gangs usually clashed over turf or drugs.

      Tonight it was about disrespect.

      LAPD officers fought to contain the brawling, screaming gang members, firing rubber bullets, banging heads with nightsticks, slapping cuffs on tattooed wrists. These rival Latino factions from different neighborhoods clashed often, especially on this street, a dividing line between the two hoods.

      Scrawled on the wall behind the brawling youths and struggling cops were various gang monikers and names, indicating the back and forth struggle for control of the area. Above all these, written in beautifully articulated lettering and accompanied by the drawing of a dove flying over a rainbow, and partially scribbled over by graffiti, was painted: "Pray for Peace in the Barrio."

      Anarchy reigned as cops in riot gear struggled to apprehend the fighting youths, while other gang members ran helter skelter between numerous police and local news media vehicles attempting to escape the police cordon. The news cameras rolled, taking in every violent moment while the flashing red lights of police and paramedic vehicles cast a dramatic strobe-light effect over the scene.

      As the situation slowly settled into containment, with most gang members either restrained or dashing off into the darkness, the last two boys were roughly pulled apart by four cops. These two boys fought so furiously that two officers were required for each boy to keep them from killing one another.

      May you read well and often

      Blog Tour For Keeper of Reign by Emma Right From August 11, 2013 to August 30, 2013 - Come Join Us!

      Thursday, July 11, 2013

      Hello Everyone! I am delighted to announce that Emma Right will be touring the blogosphere to promote her young adult fantasy Keeper of Reign. This is Emma's first virtual book tour with Pump up Your Book! She will be coming to a blog near you from August 11, to August 30, 2013! Come join us for all the fun!

      Keeper of Reign Blog Tour Information:

      Meet Emma Right

      Emma Right is a happy wife and homeschool mother of five living in the Pacific West Coast of the USA. Besides running a busy home, and looking after their five pets, which includes two cats, two bunnies and a Long-haired dachshund, she also writes stories for her children. When she doesn’t have her nose in a book, she is telling her kids to get theirs in one. 

      Right worked as a copywriter for two major advertising agencies and won several awards, including the prestigious Clio Award for her ads, before she settled down to have children. Visit Emma Right at her home site and blog for tips and ideas about books, homeschooling, bible devotions, and author helps of various sorts: www.emmaright.com.

      Connect and Socialize with Emma!

       About Keeper of Reign:

      Books written in blood. Most are lost, their Keepers with them. A curse that befell a people. A Kingdom with no King. Life couldn’t get more harrowing for the Elfies, a blend of Elves and Fairies. Or for sixteen-year-old Jules Blaze. Or could it? 

      For Jules, the heir of a Keeper, no less, suspects his family hides a forgotten secret. It was bad enough that his people, the Elfies of Reign, triggered a curse which reduced the entire inhabitants to a mere inch centuries ago. All because of one Keeper who failed his purpose. 

      Even the King’s Ancient Books, did not help ward off that anathema. Now, Gehzurolle, the evil lord, and his armies of Scorpents, seem bent on destroying Jules and his family. Why? Gehzurolle’s agents hunt for Jules as he journeys into enemy land to find the truth. Truth that could save him and his family, and possibly even reverse the age-long curse. Provided Jules doesn’t get himself killed first.

      Purchase Your Copy From Amazon!

      May you read well and often