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Pump Up Your Book Promotion’s December Authors on Tour – Day 17

Posted by admin on December 23, 2008

Welcome to Day Seventeen of Pump Up Your Book Promotion’s December Authors on Virtual BookTour! Follow along as these talented authors travel the blogosphere all month long to talk about their books, their lives and their future projects. Leave a comment at their blog stops and you could win a FREE virtual book tour if you’re a published author with a recent release or a $50 Amazon gift certificate if you are not published. So, pick your favorites, follow their tours, and make sure you leave them a note to tell them you stopped by!

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the-devil-can-waitMarta Stephens, author of the crime mystery suspense novel, THE DEVIL CAN WAIT, will be stopping off at Jungle Red Writers! The city of Chandler, Massachusetts is plunged into terror when the bodies of three local teenagers wash ashore. While homicide detective Sam Harper hunts down the guilty, a sinister plot emerges overseas. From the Vatican to the jungles of South America, a cursed black pearl ring, the demonic prophecy it represents, and the men who pursue its powers find their unfortunate way onto Harper’s turf.

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divorcing-dwayneJ.L. Miles, author of the hilarious women’s fiction/chick lit book, DIVORCING DWAYNE, will be stopping off at at The Bookshelf Reviews! Francine Harper’s in the Pickville Springs County Jail facing felony assault charges. Her offense? She shot at her husband, Dwayne, and his lover, Carla, after catching them together— in the very bed her daddy had carved and given to Francine and Dwayne on their wedding day. Even though she hit the bed and missed the lovers, she soon learns she’s committed a felony, and the deputy district attorney—who’s never been fond of her since she jilted his brother—is determined to prosecute her to the fullest extent of the law.

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perfect-on-paperMaria Murnane, author of the romantic comedy novel, PERFECT ON PAPER, will be stopping off at The Printed Page, Bookfoolery and ! When her fiance calls off their wedding at the last minute, Waverly Bryson wonders if her life will ever turn out the way she though it would…or should. Her high-powered job in sports PR? Not so perfect. Her relationship with her dad? Far from it. Her perfect marriage? Enough said. “Perfect on Paper” is a humorous tale of Waverly’s efforts to cobble the pieces of a broken yesterday into a brand new tomorrow. What does the future have in store for her? Will she finally find what she’s looking for?

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murder-on-the-down-lowPamela Samuels Young, author of the legal thriller, MURDER ON THE LOW DOWN, will be stopping off at Charlene Leatherman and Blue Archipelago! A brazen killer is targeting some of L.A.’s most prominent citizens. The victims are all quintessential family men. Well-educated. Attractive. Successful. But appearances can be deceiving. When the baffling murders are linked to a high-profile lawsuit, a tenacious female detective soon exposes a scandalous tale of lust, lies and vengeance.

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a-jolly-good-fellowStephen V. Masse, author of the suspense fiction novel, A Jolly Good Fellow , will be stopping off at Beastmomma and Beyond The Books! Two weeks before Christmas, Duncan Wagner gets into his car for another attempt at kidnapping the son of his most despised enemy, State Representative Win Booker. When he drives into the wealthy Boston suburb, he is surprised to find the boy hitchhiking.

So begins Wagner’s quest for revenge as he finds himself face to face with a real boy, and without a clue about how to run a kidnapping. Wagner, a self-styled charity Santa Claus, comes to realize that eleven year old Gabriel Booker is truly a runaway, much more curious than scared.

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drama-diplomacyJenny McGill, author of the memoir, DRAMA & DIPLOMACY: IN SULTRY PUERTO VALLARTA, will be stopping off at The Story Behind the Books! The non-fiction account begins in 1954 when an eager to see the world young woman looks for a path to explore. Although the American flag is given the highest respect, diplomacy takes on a new meaning as the author slips and slides through the darker side of consular work on foreign soil.

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bleach-l-blackoutDavid S. Grant, author of the literary fiction dual novel, BLEACH l BLACKOUT, will be stopping off at The Book Connection and Publishing Secrets of Bestselling Authors! Fans of fluffy romance novels and that all-too-familiar, over-hyped, edge-of-the-seat crap should steer clear. This is life at its most jaded. Offense Mechanisms is proud to present Bleach | Blackout by David S. Grant, two novels about drugs, sex, revenge, the corporate crunch, and the inevitable unpleasantness of life and death.

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dirt1Mark LaFlamme, author of the political thriller, Dirt, will be stopping off at Puss Reboots !A grieving man disappears with the body of his dead bride and a mad race is on to find him before he can destroy his father’s campaign for the White House. An exploration of the dark side of politics, “Dirt: An American Campaign” delivers a plot teetering on the cliff-edge of madness as one candidate tries to bury his own scandals while exposing the dirt of others.

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tender-love-tender-heartSteven Verrier, author of the novel, TOUGH LOVE TENDER HEART, will be stopping off at Michy’s Book Reviews and Long Relationships! Don Fisher, a 41-year-old misfit who craves love but has known little of it, lives alone on the outskirts of New York City in an apartment about the size of a squash court, where “during much of the time he was there Don could have sworn he was the ball.” Seeking a break from the northeastern cold, he catches a year-end flight to Caracas, Venezuela, where he lucks into a whirlwind encounter with Ana, a beautiful Colombian. After returning to New York, Don gets shocking news from Ana that leads to a marriage proposal and plans for Ana to join him permanently in the United States. What follows is a gripping account of the struggles this improbable couple face in dealing with the US immigration bureaucracy and in getting their relationship off the ground. Reminiscent of The Bridges of Madison County, TOUGH LOVE, TENDER HEART is a stirring, fast-flowing depiction of love trying to take root in an impossible situation, and a tale of unsurpassed relevance to our cross-cultural and post-9/11 age.

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the-book-of-namesD. Barkley Briggs, author of the young adult novel, THE BOOK OF NAMES, will be stopping off at Reading is a Drug  and Review Your Book! It was supposed to be a routine Thanksgiving break. But when Hadyn and Ewan Barlow discover an ancient Viking runestone buried on their family farm, they unwittingly open a magical portal to another world. Fleeing grief and broken dreams over the loss of their mother, the two brothers find themselves hailed as Champions in the Kingdom of Karac Tor. But all is not well. Nemesia the witch is releasing shadows over the whole land. Names are being stolen from The Book of Names, the most sacred relic of the kingdom. Before long, the Barlows realize they must find the courage to fight, or they will never find their way home. There’s one problem: even if they win, will anyone know how to send them back?

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when-life-stinksKelly Epperson, author of the humor book, WHEN LIFE STINKS IT’S TIME TO WASH THE GYM CLOTHES, will be stopping off at Review Your Book! When Life Stinks, It’s Time to Wash the Gym Clothes is a collection of her newspaper columns and no topic is taboo. From the “Job Hazards of Parenting” to “Mysteries of IQ Testing Revealed” to “The Scary, Hairy French Doctor,” you’ll share a hearty laugh as Kelly’s conversational style makes you feel you are a part of the happenings. She also grabs your heart with poignant tales of walking the D-day landing beaches, Grandma O, and her reflections as the days in France come to a close.

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Pump Up Your Book Promotion’s December Authors on Tour – Day 16

Posted by admin on December 22, 2008

Welcome to Day Sixteen of Pump Up Your Book Promotion’s December Authors on Virtual BookTour! Follow along as these talented authors travel the blogosphere all month long to talk about their books, their lives and their future projects. Leave a comment at their blog stops and you could win a FREE virtual book tour if you’re a published author with a recent release or a $50 Amazon gift certificate if you are not published. So, pick your favorites, follow their tours, and make sure you leave them a note to tell them you stopped by!

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the-devil-can-waitMarta Stephens, author of the crime mystery suspense novel, THE DEVIL CAN WAIT, will be stopping off at Boomer Chick! The city of Chandler, Massachusetts is plunged into terror when the bodies of three local teenagers wash ashore. While homicide detective Sam Harper hunts down the guilty, a sinister plot emerges overseas. From the Vatican to the jungles of South America, a cursed black pearl ring, the demonic prophecy it represents, and the men who pursue its powers find their unfortunate way onto Harper’s turf.

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divorcing-dwayneJ.L. Miles, author of the hilarious women’s fiction/chick lit book, DIVORCING DWAYNE, will be stopping off at Armchair Interviews! Francine Harper’s in the Pickville Springs County Jail facing felony assault charges. Her offense? She shot at her husband, Dwayne, and his lover, Carla, after catching them together— in the very bed her daddy had carved and given to Francine and Dwayne on their wedding day. Even though she hit the bed and missed the lovers, she soon learns she’s committed a felony, and the deputy district attorney—who’s never been fond of her since she jilted his brother—is determined to prosecute her to the fullest extent of the law.

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perfect-on-paperMaria Murnane, author of the romantic comedy novel, PERFECT ON PAPER, will be stopping off at Printed Page! When her fiance calls off their wedding at the last minute, Waverly Bryson wonders if her life will ever turn out the way she though it would…or should. Her high-powered job in sports PR? Not so perfect. Her relationship with her dad? Far from it. Her perfect marriage? Enough said. “Perfect on Paper” is a humorous tale of Waverly’s efforts to cobble the pieces of a broken yesterday into a brand new tomorrow. What does the future have in store for her? Will she finally find what she’s looking for?

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murder-on-the-down-lowPamela Samuels Young, author of the legal thriller, MURDER ON THE LOW DOWN, will be stopping off at  Beastmomma! A brazen killer is targeting some of L.A.’s most prominent citizens. The victims are all quintessential family men. Well-educated. Attractive. Successful. But appearances can be deceiving. When the baffling murders are linked to a high-profile lawsuit, a tenacious female detective soon exposes a scandalous tale of lust, lies and vengeance.

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a-jolly-good-fellowStephen V. Masse, author of the suspense fiction novel, A Jolly Good Fellow , will be stopping off at Fiction to Fruition and Beastmomma! Two weeks before Christmas, Duncan Wagner gets into his car for another attempt at kidnapping the son of his most despised enemy, State Representative Win Booker. When he drives into the wealthy Boston suburb, he is surprised to find the boy hitchhiking.

So begins Wagner’s quest for revenge as he finds himself face to face with a real boy, and without a clue about how to run a kidnapping. Wagner, a self-styled charity Santa Claus, comes to realize that eleven year old Gabriel Booker is truly a runaway, much more curious than scared.

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drama-diplomacyJenny McGill, author of the memoir, DRAMA & DIPLOMACY: IN SULTRY PUERTO VALLARTA, will be stopping off  at Scribe Vibe! The non-fiction account begins in 1954 when an eager to see the world young woman looks for a path to explore. Although the American flag is given the highest respect, diplomacy takes on a new meaning as the author slips and slides through the darker side of consular work on foreign soil.

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bleach-l-blackoutDavid S. Grant, author of the literary fiction dual novel, BLEACH l BLACKOUT, will be stopping off at Scribe Vibe and Fiction Scribe! Fans of fluffy romance novels and that all-too-familiar, over-hyped, edge-of-the-seat crap should steer clear. This is life at its most jaded. Offense Mechanisms is proud to present Bleach | Blackout by David S. Grant, two novels about drugs, sex, revenge, the corporate crunch, and the inevitable unpleasantness of life and death.

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dirt1Mark LaFlamme, author of the political thriller, Dirt, will be stopping off at Charlene Leatherman and Beyond the Books! A grieving man disappears with the body of his dead bride and a mad race is on to find him before he can destroy his father’s campaign for the White House. An exploration of the dark side of politics, “Dirt: An American Campaign” delivers a plot teetering on the cliff-edge of madness as one candidate tries to bury his own scandals while exposing the dirt of others.

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tender-love-tender-heartSteven Verrier, author of the novel, TOUGH LOVE TENDER HEART, will be stopping off at  Long Relationships! Don Fisher, a 41-year-old misfit who craves love but has known little of it, lives alone on the outskirts of New York City in an apartment about the size of a squash court, where “during much of the time he was there Don could have sworn he was the ball.” Seeking a break from the northeastern cold, he catches a year-end flight to Caracas, Venezuela, where he lucks into a whirlwind encounter with Ana, a beautiful Colombian. After returning to New York, Don gets shocking news from Ana that leads to a marriage proposal and plans for Ana to join him permanently in the United States. What follows is a gripping account of the struggles this improbable couple face in dealing with the US immigration bureaucracy and in getting their relationship off the ground. Reminiscent of The Bridges of Madison County, TOUGH LOVE, TENDER HEART is a stirring, fast-flowing depiction of love trying to take root in an impossible situation, and a tale of unsurpassed relevance to our cross-cultural and post-9/11 age.

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Pump Up Your Book Promotion’s December Author on Tour – Day 15

Posted by admin on December 19, 2008

Welcome to Day Fifteen of Pump Up Your Book Promotion’s December Authors on Virtual BookTour! Follow along as these talented authors travel the blogosphere all month long to talk about their books, their lives and their future projects. Leave a comment at their blog stops and you could win a FREE virtual book tour if you’re a published author with a recent release or a $50 Amazon gift certificate if you are not published. So, pick your favorites, follow their tours, and make sure you leave them a note to tell them you stopped by!

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when-life-stinksKelly Epperson, author of the humor book, WHEN LIFE STINKS IT’S TIME TO WASH THE GYM CLOTHES, will be stopping off at The Printed Page!When Life Stinks, It’s Time to Wash the Gym Clothes is a collection of her newspaper columns and no topic is taboo. From the “Job Hazards of Parenting” to “Mysteries of IQ Testing Revealed” to “The Scary, Hairy French Doctor,” you’ll share a hearty laugh as Kelly’s conversational style makes you feel you are a part of the happenings. She also grabs your heart with poignant tales of walking the D-day landing beaches, Grandma O, and her reflections as the days in France come to a close.

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the-devil-can-waitMarta Stephens, author of the crime mystery suspense novel, THE DEVIL CAN WAIT, will be stopping off at Crystal Reviews and Authors Read At Blog Talk Radio! The city of Chandler, Massachusetts is plunged into terror when the bodies of three local teenagers wash ashore. While homicide detective Sam Harper hunts down the guilty, a sinister plot emerges overseas. From the Vatican to the jungles of South America, a cursed black pearl ring, the demonic prophecy it represents, and the men who pursue its powers find their unfortunate way onto Harper’s turf.

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divorcing-dwayneJ.L. Miles, author of the hilarious women’s fiction/chick lit book, DIVORCING DWAYNE, will be stopping off at Dear Author! Francine Harper’s in the Pickville Springs County Jail facing felony assault charges. Her offense? She shot at her husband, Dwayne, and his lover, Carla, after catching them together— in the very bed her daddy had carved and given to Francine and Dwayne on their wedding day. Even though she hit the bed and missed the lovers, she soon learns she’s committed a felony, and the deputy district attorney—who’s never been fond of her since she jilted his brother—is determined to prosecute her to the fullest extent of the law.

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perfect-on-paperMaria Murnane, author of the romantic comedy novel, PERFECT ON PAPER, will be stopping off at Talk About My Favorite Authors and Paperback Writer!  When her fiance calls off their wedding at the last minute, Waverly Bryson wonders if her life will ever turn out the way she though it would…or should. Her high-powered job in sports PR? Not so perfect. Her relationship with her dad? Far from it. Her perfect marriage? Enough said. “Perfect on Paper” is a humorous tale of Waverly’s efforts to cobble the pieces of a broken yesterday into a brand new tomorrow. What does the future have in store for her? Will she finally find what she’s looking for?

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murder-on-the-down-lowPamela Samuels Young, author of the legal thriller, MURDER ON THE LOW DOWN, will be stopping off at Cheryl’s Book Nook and Bookshipper! A brazen killer is targeting some of L.A.’s most prominent citizens. The victims are all quintessential family men. Well-educated. Attractive. Successful. But appearances can be deceiving. When the baffling murders are linked to a high-profile lawsuit, a tenacious female detective soon exposes a scandalous tale of lust, lies and vengeance.

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my-splendid-concubine Lloyd Lofthouse, author of the historical fiction novel, MY SPLENDID CONCUBINE, will be stopping off at Fiction Scribe! Driven by a passion for his adopted country, Robert Hart became the “godfather of China’s modernism,” inspector general of China’s Customs Service, and the builder of China’s railroads, postal and telegraph systems, and schools, but his first real love is Ayaou, a young concubine.

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a-jolly-good-fellowStephen V. Masse, author of the suspense fiction novel, A Jolly Good Fellow , will be stopping off at Stuff As Dreams Are Made On and The Book Fairy Reviews! Two weeks before Christmas, Duncan Wagner gets into his car for another attempt at kidnapping the son of his most despised enemy, State Representative Win Booker. When he drives into the wealthy Boston suburb, he is surprised to find the boy hitchhiking.

So begins Wagner’s quest for revenge as he finds himself face to face with a real boy, and without a clue about how to run a kidnapping. Wagner, a self-styled charity Santa Claus, comes to realize that eleven year old Gabriel Booker is truly a runaway, much more curious than scared.

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drama-diplomacyJenny McGill, author of the memoir, DRAMA & DIPLOMACY: IN SULTRY PUERTO VALLARTA, will be stopping off at Scribe Vibe! The non-fiction account begins in 1954 when an eager to see the world young woman looks for a path to explore. Although the American flag is given the highest respect, diplomacy takes on a new meaning as the author slips and slides through the darker side of consular work on foreign soil.

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forces-of-nature1Marilyn Celeste Morris, author of the fictional novel, FORCES OF NATURE, will be stopping off at Divine Caroline! What would happen when a bomber from the nearby Air Force base is flung by a fierce tornado into the county’s largest shopping mall? Begin the day with the mall manager, his assistant, the security officer and Howard the Weatherman, whose predictions are always uncannily accurate, and in this case, deadly.

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bleach-l-blackoutDavid S. Grant, author of the literary fiction dual novel, BLEACH l BLACKOUT, will be stopping off at Meet the Author Podcast! Fans of fluffy romance novels and that all-too-familiar, over-hyped, edge-of-the-seat crap should steer clear. This is life at its most jaded. Offense Mechanisms is proud to present Bleach | Blackout by David S. Grant, two novels about drugs, sex, revenge, the corporate crunch, and the inevitable unpleasantness of life and death.

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dirt1Mark LaFlamme, author of the political thriller, Dirt, will be stopping off at Charlene Leatherman  and Violet Crush! A grieving man disappears with the body of his dead bride and a mad race is on to find him before he can destroy his father’s campaign for the White House. An exploration of the dark side of politics, “Dirt: An American Campaign” delivers a plot teetering on the cliff-edge of madness as one candidate tries to bury his own scandals while exposing the dirt of others.

 

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tender-love-tender-heartSteven Verrier, author of the novel, TOUGH LOVE TENDER HEART, will be stopping off at Book Excerpts and The Book Tiger! Don Fisher, a 41-year-old misfit who craves love but has known little of it, lives alone on the outskirts of New York City in an apartment about the size of a squash court, where “during much of the time he was there Don could have sworn he was the ball.” Seeking a break from the northeastern cold, he catches a year-end flight to Caracas, Venezuela, where he lucks into a whirlwind encounter with Ana, a beautiful Colombian. After returning to New York, Don gets shocking news from Ana that leads to a marriage proposal and plans for Ana to join him permanently in the United States. What follows is a gripping account of the struggles this improbable couple face in dealing with the US immigration bureaucracy and in getting their relationship off the ground. Reminiscent of The Bridges of Madison County, TOUGH LOVE, TENDER HEART is a stirring, fast-flowing depiction of love trying to take root in an impossible situation, and a tale of unsurpassed relevance to our cross-cultural and post-9/11 age.

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Pump Up Your Book Promotion December Author on Tour – Day 14

Posted by admin on December 18, 2008

Welcome to Day Fourteen of Pump Up Your Book Promotion’s December Authors on Virtual BookTour! Follow along as these talented authors travel the blogosphere all month long to talk about their books, their lives and their future projects. Leave a comment at their blog stops and you could win a FREE virtual book tour if you’re a published author with a recent release or a $50 Amazon gift certificate if you are not published. So, pick your favorites, follow their tours, and make sure you leave them a note to tell them you stopped by!

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when-life-stinksKelly Epperson, author of the humor book, WHEN LIFE STINKS IT’S TIME TO WASH THE GYM CLOTHES, will be stopping off at The Printed Page!When Life Stinks, It’s Time to Wash the Gym Clothes is a collection of her newspaper columns and no topic is taboo. From the “Job Hazards of Parenting” to “Mysteries of IQ Testing Revealed” to “The Scary, Hairy French Doctor,” you’ll share a hearty laugh as Kelly’s conversational style makes you feel you are a part of the happenings. She also grabs your heart with poignant tales of walking the D-day landing beaches, Grandma O, and her reflections as the days in France come to a close.

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the-devil-can-waitMarta Stephens, author of the crime mystery suspense novel, THE DEVIL CAN WAIT, will be stopping off at As The Pages Turn! The city of Chandler, Massachusetts is plunged into terror when the bodies of three local teenagers wash ashore. While homicide detective Sam Harper hunts down the guilty, a sinister plot emerges overseas. From the Vatican to the jungles of South America, a cursed black pearl ring, the demonic prophecy it represents, and the men who pursue its powers find their unfortunate way onto Harper’s turf.

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divorcing-dwayneJ.L. Miles, author of the hilarious women’s fiction/chick lit book, DIVORCING DWAYNE, will be stopping off at Literature Chick and The Book Connection! Francine Harper’s in the Pickville Springs County Jail facing felony assault charges. Her offense? She shot at her husband, Dwayne, and his lover, Carla, after catching them together— in the very bed her daddy had carved and given to Francine and Dwayne on their wedding day. Even though she hit the bed and missed the lovers, she soon learns she’s committed a felony, and the deputy district attorney—who’s never been fond of her since she jilted his brother—is determined to prosecute her to the fullest extent of the law.

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perfect-on-paperMaria Murnane, author of the romantic comedy novel, PERFECT ON PAPER, will be stopping off at From The Cheap Seats!When her fiance calls off their wedding at the last minute, Waverly Bryson wonders if her life will ever turn out the way she though it would…or should. Her high-powered job in sports PR? Not so perfect. Her relationship with her dad? Far from it. Her perfect marriage? Enough said. “Perfect on Paper” is a humorous tale of Waverly’s efforts to cobble the pieces of a broken yesterday into a brand new tomorrow. What does the future have in store for her? Will she finally find what she’s looking for?

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murder-on-the-down-lowPamela Samuels Young, author of the legal thriller, MURDER ON THE LOW DOWN, will be stopping off at Blue Archipelago, Lori’s Reading Corner and Beyond the Books! A brazen killer is targeting some of L.A.’s most prominent citizens. The victims are all quintessential family men. Well-educated. Attractive. Successful. But appearances can be deceiving. When the baffling murders are linked to a high-profile lawsuit, a tenacious female detective soon exposes a scandalous tale of lust, lies and vengeance.

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my-splendid-concubine Lloyd Lofthouse, author of the historical fiction novel, MY SPLENDID CONCUBINE, will be stopping off at Breeni Books! Driven by a passion for his adopted country, Robert Hart became the “godfather of China’s modernism,” inspector general of China’s Customs Service, and the builder of China’s railroads, postal and telegraph systems, and schools, but his first real love is Ayaou, a young concubine.

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a-laymans-guide-coverStanley Popovich, author of the self-help book, A LAYMAN’S GUIDE TO MANAGING FEAR USING PSYCHOLOGY, CHRISTIANITY AND NON-RESISTANT METHODS, will be stopping off at Virtual Book Tour de Net! An easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. Stan has interviewed various professionals in the counseling field and has over 15 years of personal experience in dealing with fear and anxiety. Stan’s book addresses a wealth of successful techniques for the management of fear, anxiety, recovery, addiction, depression, stress and other mental health issues.

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a-jolly-good-fellowStephen V. Masse, author of the suspense fiction novel, A Jolly Good Fellow , will be stopping off at 3Rs! Two weeks before Christmas, Duncan Wagner gets into his car for another attempt at kidnapping the son of his most despised enemy, State Representative Win Booker. When he drives into the wealthy Boston suburb, he is surprised to find the boy hitchhiking.

So begins Wagner’s quest for revenge as he finds himself face to face with a real boy, and without a clue about how to run a kidnapping. Wagner, a self-styled charity Santa Claus, comes to realize that eleven year old Gabriel Booker is truly a runaway, much more curious than scared.

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drama-diplomacyJenny McGill, author of the memoir, DRAMA & DIPLOMACY: IN SULTRY PUERTO VALLARTA, will be stopping off at The Book Czar ! The non-fiction account begins in 1954 when an eager to see the world young woman looks for a path to explore. Although the American flag is given the highest respect, diplomacy takes on a new meaning as the author slips and slides through the darker side of consular work on foreign soil.

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the-book-of-namesD. Barkley Briggs, author of the young adult novel, THE BOOK OF NAMES, will be stopping off at Cafe of Dreams! It was supposed to be a routine Thanksgiving break. But when Hadyn and Ewan Barlow discover an ancient Viking runestone buried on their family farm, they unwittingly open a magical portal to another world. Fleeing grief and broken dreams over the loss of their mother, the two brothers find themselves hailed as Champions in the Kingdom of Karac Tor. But all is not well. Nemesia the witch is releasing shadows over the whole land. Names are being stolen from The Book of Names, the most sacred relic of the kingdom. Before long, the Barlows realize they must find the courage to fight, or they will never find their way home. There’s one problem: even if they win, will anyone know how to send them back?

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five-steps-to-calmRobert Patterson, author of the nonfiction business book, FIVE STEPS TO C.A.L.M. (CAREER AND LIFE MANAGEMENT) will be stopping off at Scribe Vibe! This set of instructions is a must read for the “career changer” and “job seeker” in any geographical area of the United States. Written by a veteran from the school of “real street knowledge.” The author has thought of everything in preparing you for the job search. He has included a website listing for those of you who want to do your job-hunting via the Internet. If you are willing to sacrifice anything to satisfy a limitless desire for knowledge, then C.A.L.M. is, without a doubt, the course of study for you.

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Pump Up Your Book Promotion’s December Authors on Tour – Day 13

Posted by admin on December 17, 2008

Welcome to Day Thirteen of Pump Up Your Book Promotion’s December Authors on Virtual BookTour! Follow along as these talented authors travel the blogosphere all month long to talk about their books, their lives and their future projects. Leave a comment at their blog stops and you could win a FREE virtual book tour if you’re a published author with a recent release or a $50 Amazon gift certificate if you are not published. So, pick your favorites, follow their tours, and make sure you leave them a note to tell them you stopped by!

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when-life-stinksKelly Epperson, author of the humor book, WHEN LIFE STINKS IT’S TIME TO WASH THE GYM CLOTHES, will be stopping off at The Book Czar! When Life Stinks, It’s Time to Wash the Gym Clothes is a collection of her newspaper columns and no topic is taboo. From the “Job Hazards of Parenting” to “Mysteries of IQ Testing Revealed” to “The Scary, Hairy French Doctor,” you’ll share a hearty laugh as Kelly’s conversational style makes you feel you are a part of the happenings. She also grabs your heart with poignant tales of walking the D-day landing beaches, Grandma O, and her reflections as the days in France come to a close.

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the-devil-can-waitMarta Stephens, author of the crime mystery suspense novel, THE DEVIL CAN WAIT, will be stopping off at Zensanity and A Book of Blogs! The city of Chandler, Massachusetts is plunged into terror when the bodies of three local teenagers wash ashore. While homicide detective Sam Harper hunts down the guilty, a sinister plot emerges overseas. From the Vatican to the jungles of South America, a cursed black pearl ring, the demonic prophecy it represents, and the men who pursue its powers find their unfortunate way onto Harper’s turf.

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forces-of-nature1Marilyn Celeste Morris, author of the fictional novel, FORCES OF NATURE, will be stopping off at The Writer’s Life! What would happen when a bomber from the nearby Air Force base is flung by a fierce tornado into the county’s largest shopping mall? Begin the day with the mall manager, his assistant, the security officer and Howard the Weatherman, whose predictions are always uncannily accurate, and in this case, deadly.

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bleach-l-blackoutDavid S. Grant, author of the literary fiction dual novel, BLEACH l BLACKOUT, will be stopping off at The Book Rack! Fans of fluffy romance novels and that all-too-familiar, over-hyped, edge-of-the-seat crap should steer clear. This is life at its most jaded. Offense Mechanisms is proud to present Bleach | Blackout by David S. Grant, two novels about drugs, sex, revenge, the corporate crunch, and the inevitable unpleasantness of life and death.

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divorcing-dwayneJ.L. Miles, author of the hilarious women’s fiction/chick lit book, DIVORCING DWAYNE, will be stopping off at The 1st Page! Francine Harper’s in the Pickville Springs County Jail facing felony assault charges. Her offense? She shot at her husband, Dwayne, and his lover, Carla, after catching them together— in the very bed her daddy had carved and given to Francine and Dwayne on their wedding day. Even though she hit the bed and missed the lovers, she soon learns she’s committed a felony, and the deputy district attorney—who’s never been fond of her since she jilted his brother—is determined to prosecute her to the fullest extent of the law.

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perfect-on-paperMaria Murnane, author of the romantic comedy novel, PERFECT ON PAPER, will be stopping off at Breeni Books!When her fiance calls off their wedding at the last minute, Waverly Bryson wonders if her life will ever turn out the way she though it would…or should. Her high-powered job in sports PR? Not so perfect. Her relationship with her dad? Far from it. Her perfect marriage? Enough said. “Perfect on Paper” is a humorous tale of Waverly’s efforts to cobble the pieces of a broken yesterday into a brand new tomorrow. What does the future have in store for her? Will she finally find what she’s looking for?

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murder-on-the-down-lowPamela Samuels Young, author of the legal thriller, MURDER ON THE LOW DOWN, will be stopping off at Book Garden and Charlene Leatherman! A brazen killer is targeting some of L.A.’s most prominent citizens. The victims are all quintessential family men. Well-educated. Attractive. Successful. But appearances can be deceiving. When the baffling murders are linked to a high-profile lawsuit, a tenacious female detective soon exposes a scandalous tale of lust, lies and vengeance.

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dirt1Mark LaFlamme, author of the political thriller, Dirt, will be stopping off at Chocolate the Other Whte Meat, Violet Crush and Amber Stults! A grieving man disappears with the body of his dead bride and a mad race is on to find him before he can destroy his father’s campaign for the White House. An exploration of the dark side of politics, “Dirt: An American Campaign” delivers a plot teetering on the cliff-edge of madness as one candidate tries to bury his own scandals while exposing the dirt of others.

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my-splendid-concubine Lloyd Lofthouse, author of the historical fiction novel, MY SPLENDID CONCUBINE, will be stopping off at The Book Connection! Driven by a passion for his adopted country, Robert Hart became the “godfather of China’s modernism,” inspector general of China’s Customs Service, and the builder of China’s railroads, postal and telegraph systems, and schools, but his first real love is Ayaou, a young concubine.

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tender-love-tender-heartSteven Verrier, author of the novel, TOUGH LOVE TENDER HEART, will be stopping off at The Book Stacks! Don Fisher, a 41-year-old misfit who craves love but has known little of it, lives alone on the outskirts of New York City in an apartment about the size of a squash court, where “during much of the time he was there Don could have sworn he was the ball.” Seeking a break from the northeastern cold, he catches a year-end flight to Caracas, Venezuela, where he lucks into a whirlwind encounter with Ana, a beautiful Colombian. After returning to New York, Don gets shocking news from Ana that leads to a marriage proposal and plans for Ana to join him permanently in the United States. What follows is a gripping account of the struggles this improbable couple face in dealing with the US immigration bureaucracy and in getting their relationship off the ground. Reminiscent of The Bridges of Madison County, TOUGH LOVE, TENDER HEART is a stirring, fast-flowing depiction of love trying to take root in an impossible situation, and a tale of unsurpassed relevance to our cross-cultural and post-9/11 age.

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a-laymans-guide-coverStanley Popovich, author of the self-help book, A LAYMAN’S GUIDE TO MANAGING FEAR USING PSYCHOLOGY, CHRISTIANITY AND NON-RESISTANT METHODS, will be stopping off at Scribe Vibe and Family Anatomy podcast! An easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. Stan has interviewed various professionals in the counseling field and has over 15 years of personal experience in dealing with fear and anxiety. Stan’s book addresses a wealth of successful techniques for the management of fear, anxiety, recovery, addiction, depression, stress and other mental health issues.

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a-jolly-good-fellowStephen V. Masse, author of the suspense fiction novel, A Jolly Good Fellow , will be stopping off at Stuff as Dreams Are Made on and 3R’s! Two weeks before Christmas, Duncan Wagner gets into his car for another attempt at kidnapping the son of his most despised enemy, State Representative Win Booker. When he drives into the wealthy Boston suburb, he is surprised to find the boy hitchhiking.

So begins Wagner’s quest for revenge as he finds himself face to face with a real boy, and without a clue about how to run a kidnapping. Wagner, a self-styled charity Santa Claus, comes to realize that eleven year old Gabriel Booker is truly a runaway, much more curious than scared.

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drama-diplomacyJenny McGill, author of the memoir, DRAMA & DIPLOMACY: IN SULTRY PUERTO VALLARTA, will be stopping off at Beyond the Books! The non-fiction account begins in 1954 when an eager to see the world young woman looks for a path to explore. Although the American flag is given the highest respect, diplomacy takes on a new meaning as the author slips and slides through the darker side of consular work on foreign soil.

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the-five-lost-daysWilliam Petrick, author of the contemporary fiction novel, THE FIVE LOST DAYS, will be stopping off at Linus’s Blanket! Struggling documentary producer Michael Burns has traveled to the remote Maya Mountains of Belize to capture exclusive footage of the last surviving curandero. The traditional Mayan healer may hold the key to discovering new medicines among the vast, uncharted flora of the rain forest. But with a violent civil war spilling across the border from neighboring Guatemala – and Burns inexplicably drawn to the aging curandero’s American apprentice – the filmmakers stumble into a more explosive story than they ever could have imagined. At once an adventure and an exploration into the nature of perception, THE FIVE LOST DAYS exposes the clash between modern culture and ancient beliefs.

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Pump Up Your Book Promotion’s December Authors on Virtual Book Tour – Day 12

Posted by admin on December 16, 2008

Welcome to Day Twelve of Pump Up Your Book Promotion’s December Authors on Virtual BookTour! Follow along as these talented authors travel the blogosphere all month long to talk about their books, their lives and their future projects. Leave a comment at their blog stops and you could win a FREE virtual book tour if you’re a published author with a recent release or a $50 Amazon gift certificate if you are not published. So, pick your favorites, follow their tours, and make sure you leave them a note to tell them you stopped by!

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when-life-stinksKelly Epperson, author of the humor book, WHEN LIFE STINKS IT’S TIME TO WASH THE GYM CLOTHES, will be stopping off at As the Pages Turn! When Life Stinks, It’s Time to Wash the Gym Clothes is a collection of her newspaper columns and no topic is taboo. From the “Job Hazards of Parenting” to “Mysteries of IQ Testing Revealed” to “The Scary, Hairy French Doctor,” you’ll share a hearty laugh as Kelly’s conversational style makes you feel you are a part of the happenings. She also grabs your heart with poignant tales of walking the D-day landing beaches, Grandma O, and her reflections as the days in France come to a close.

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the-devil-can-waitMarta Stephens, author of the crime mystery suspense novel, THE DEVIL CAN WAIT, will be stopping off at Armchair Reviews, A Year of Gratitude and Joanna Slan Blog! The city of Chandler, Massachusetts is plunged into terror when the bodies of three local teenagers wash ashore. While homicide detective Sam Harper hunts down the guilty, a sinister plot emerges overseas. From the Vatican to the jungles of South America, a cursed black pearl ring, the demonic prophecy it represents, and the men who pursue its powers find their unfortunate way onto Harper’s turf.

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forces-of-nature1Marilyn Celeste Morris, author of the fictional novel, FORCES OF NATURE, will be stopping off at The Plot! What would happen when a bomber from the nearby Air Force base is flung by a fierce tornado into the county’s largest shopping mall? Begin the day with the mall manager, his assistant, the security officer and Howard the Weatherman, whose predictions are always uncannily accurate, and in this case, deadly.

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born-liberal-raised-rightReb Bradley, author of the political book, BORN LIBERAL RAISED RIGHT, will be stopping off at Scribe Vibe ! Undisciplined, self-worshiping kids grow into liberals driven by the same narcissistic, overemotional “I-want-it-now” worldview they had as toddlers, with the results we see today. As Born Liberal, Raised Right proves, these are just the kinds of delusions that our nation can no longer afford to indulge.

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bleach-l-blackoutDavid S. Grant, author of the literary fiction dual novel, BLEACH l BLACKOUT, will be stopping off at The 1st Page! Fans of fluffy romance novels and that all-too-familiar, over-hyped, edge-of-the-seat crap should steer clear. This is life at its most jaded. Offense Mechanisms is proud to present Bleach | Blackout by David S. Grant, two novels about drugs, sex, revenge, the corporate crunch, and the inevitable unpleasantness of life and death.

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the-book-of-namesD. Barkley Briggs, author of the young adult novel, THE BOOK OF NAMES, will be stopping off at If Books could Talk! It was supposed to be a routine Thanksgiving break. But when Hadyn and Ewan Barlow discover an ancient Viking runestone buried on their family farm, they unwittingly open a magical portal to another world. Fleeing grief and broken dreams over the loss of their mother, the two brothers find themselves hailed as Champions in the Kingdom of Karac Tor. But all is not well. Nemesia the witch is releasing shadows over the whole land. Names are being stolen from The Book of Names, the most sacred relic of the kingdom. Before long, the Barlows realize they must find the courage to fight, or they will never find their way home. There’s one problem: even if they win, will anyone know how to send them back?

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divorcing-dwayneJ.L. Miles, author of the hilarious women’s fiction/chick lit book, DIVORCING DWAYNE, will be stopping off at Blogcritics and Long Relationships! Francine Harper’s in the Pickville Springs County Jail facing felony assault charges. Her offense? She shot at her husband, Dwayne, and his lover, Carla, after catching them together— in the very bed her daddy had carved and given to Francine and Dwayne on their wedding day. Even though she hit the bed and missed the lovers, she soon learns she’s committed a felony, and the deputy district attorney—who’s never been fond of her since she jilted his brother—is determined to prosecute her to the fullest extent of the law.

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perfect-on-paperMaria Murnane, author of the romantic comedy novel, PERFECT ON PAPER, will be stopping off Cheryl’s Book Nook and Ramya’s Bookshelf! When her fiance calls off their wedding at the last minute, Waverly Bryson wonders if her life will ever turn out the way she though it would…or should. Her high-powered job in sports PR? Not so perfect. Her relationship with her dad? Far from it. Her perfect marriage? Enough said. “Perfect on Paper” is a humorous tale of Waverly’s efforts to cobble the pieces of a broken yesterday into a brand new tomorrow. What does the future have in store for her? Will she finally find what she’s looking for?

_____________________________________________

murder-on-the-down-lowPamela Samuels Young, author of the legal thriller, MURDER ON THE LOW DOWN, will be stopping off at Breeni Books! A brazen killer is targeting some of L.A.’s most prominent citizens. The victims are all quintessential family men. Well-educated. Attractive. Successful. But appearances can be deceiving. When the baffling murders are linked to a high-profile lawsuit, a tenacious female detective soon exposes a scandalous tale of lust, lies and vengeance.

____________________________________________

dirt1Mark LaFlamme, author of the political thriller, Dirt, will be stopping off at Chocolate the Other White Meat and The Dark Phantom! A grieving man disappears with the body of his dead bride and a mad race is on to find him before he can destroy his father’s campaign for the White House. An exploration of the dark side of politics, “Dirt: An American Campaign” delivers a plot teetering on the cliff-edge of madness as one candidate tries to bury his own scandals while exposing the dirt of others.

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my-splendid-concubine Lloyd Lofthouse, author of the historical fiction novel, MY SPLENDID CONCUBINE, will be stopping off at The Book Czar! Driven by a passion for his adopted country, Robert Hart became the “godfather of China’s modernism,” inspector general of China’s Customs Service, and the builder of China’s railroads, postal and telegraph systems, and schools, but his first real love is Ayaou, a young concubine.

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tender-love-tender-heartSteven Verrier, author of the novel, TOUGH LOVE TENDER HEART, will be stopping off at Book Cover Lovers and Beyond the Books! Don Fisher, a 41-year-old misfit who craves love but has known little of it, lives alone on the outskirts of New York City in an apartment about the size of a squash court, where “during much of the time he was there Don could have sworn he was the ball.” Seeking a break from the northeastern cold, he catches a year-end flight to Caracas, Venezuela, where he lucks into a whirlwind encounter with Ana, a beautiful Colombian. After returning to New York, Don gets shocking news from Ana that leads to a marriage proposal and plans for Ana to join him permanently in the United States. What follows is a gripping account of the struggles this improbable couple face in dealing with the US immigration bureaucracy and in getting their relationship off the ground. Reminiscent of The Bridges of Madison County, TOUGH LOVE, TENDER HEART is a stirring, fast-flowing depiction of love trying to take root in an impossible situation, and a tale of unsurpassed relevance to our cross-cultural and post-9/11 age.

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Pump Up Your Book Promotion’s December Authors on Tour – Day 11

Posted by admin on December 15, 2008

Welcome to Day Eleven of Pump Up Your Book Promotion’s December Authors on Virtual BookTour! Follow along as these talented authors travel the blogosphere all month long to talk about their books, their lives and their future projects. Leave a comment at their blog stops and you could win a FREE virtual book tour if you’re a published author with a recent release or a $50 Amazon gift certificate if you are not published. So, pick your favorites, follow their tours, and make sure you leave them a note to tell them you stopped by!

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when-life-stinksKelly Epperson, author of the humor book, WHEN LIFE STINKS IT’S TIME TO WASH THE GYM CLOTHES, will be stopping off at The Book Rack! When Life Stinks, It’s Time to Wash the Gym Clothes is a collection of her newspaper columns and no topic is taboo. From the “Job Hazards of Parenting” to “Mysteries of IQ Testing Revealed” to “The Scary, Hairy French Doctor,” you’ll share a hearty laugh as Kelly’s conversational style makes you feel you are a part of the happenings. She also grabs your heart with poignant tales of walking the D-day landing beaches, Grandma O, and her reflections as the days in France come to a close.

________________________________________________

the-devil-can-waitMarta Stephens, author of the crime mystery suspense novel, THE DEVIL CAN WAIT, will be stopping off at The Book Czar, ! The city of Chandler, Massachusetts is plunged into terror when the bodies of three local teenagers wash ashore. While homicide detective Sam Harper hunts down the guilty, a sinister plot emerges overseas. From the Vatican to the jungles of South America, a cursed black pearl ring, the demonic prophecy it represents, and the men who pursue its powers find their unfortunate way onto Harper’s turf.

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drama-diplomacyJenny McGill, author of the memoir, DRAMA & DIPLOMACY: IN SULTRY PUERTO VALLARTA, will be stopping off at Michy’s Author Interviews and Book Reviews! The non-fiction account begins in 1954 when an eager to see the world young woman looks for a path to explore. Although the American flag is given the highest respect, diplomacy takes on a new meaning as the author slips and slides through the darker side of consular work on foreign soil.

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forces-of-nature1Marilyn Celeste Morris, author of the fictional novel, FORCES OF NATURE, will be stopping off at The Plot! What would happen when a bomber from the nearby Air Force base is flung by a fierce tornado into the county’s largest shopping mall? Begin the day with the mall manager, his assistant, the security officer and Howard the Weatherman, whose predictions are always uncannily accurate, and in this case, deadly.

_______________________________________________

born-liberal-raised-rightReb Bradley, author of the political book, BORN LIBERAL RAISED RIGHT, will be stopping off at The 1st Page! Undisciplined, self-worshiping kids grow into liberals driven by the same narcissistic, overemotional “I-want-it-now” worldview they had as toddlers, with the results we see today. As Born Liberal, Raised Right proves, these are just the kinds of delusions that our nation can no longer afford to indulge.

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bleach-l-blackoutDavid S. Grant, author of the literary fiction dual novel, BLEACH l BLACKOUT, will be stopping off at The Book Zombie! Fans of fluffy romance novels and that all-too-familiar, over-hyped, edge-of-the-seat crap should steer clear. This is life at its most jaded. Offense Mechanisms is proud to present Bleach | Blackout by David S. Grant, two novels about drugs, sex, revenge, the corporate crunch, and the inevitable unpleasantness of life and death.

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the-book-of-namesD. Barkley Briggs, author of the young adult novel, THE BOOK OF NAMES, will be stopping off at A Book Blogger’s Diary and Bookish Ruth ! It was supposed to be a routine Thanksgiving break. But when Hadyn and Ewan Barlow discover an ancient Viking runestone buried on their family farm, they unwittingly open a magical portal to another world. Fleeing grief and broken dreams over the loss of their mother, the two brothers find themselves hailed as Champions in the Kingdom of Karac Tor. But all is not well. Nemesia the witch is releasing shadows over the whole land. Names are being stolen from The Book of Names, the most sacred relic of the kingdom. Before long, the Barlows realize they must find the courage to fight, or they will never find their way home. There’s one problem: even if they win, will anyone know how to send them back?

_______________________________________________

divorcing-dwayneJ.L. Miles, author of the hilarious women’s fiction/chick lit book, DIVORCING DWAYNE, will be stopping off at Scribe Vibe and Beyond the Books! Francine Harper’s in the Pickville Springs County Jail facing felony assault charges. Her offense? She shot at her husband, Dwayne, and his lover, Carla, after catching them together— in the very bed her daddy had carved and given to Francine and Dwayne on their wedding day. Even though she hit the bed and missed the lovers, she soon learns she’s committed a felony, and the deputy district attorney—who’s never been fond of her since she jilted his brother—is determined to prosecute her to the fullest extent of the law.

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perfect-on-paperMaria Murnane, author of the romantic comedy novel, PERFECT ON PAPER, will be stopping off Book Addiction, The Book girl, From the Cheap Seats, Jenn’s Bookshelf, Cheryl’s Book Nook and Book Nook Club ! When her fiance calls off their wedding at the last minute, Waverly Bryson wonders if her life will ever turn out the way she though it would…or should. Her high-powered job in sports PR? Not so perfect. Her relationship with her dad? Far from it. Her perfect marriage? Enough said. “Perfect on Paper” is a humorous tale of Waverly’s efforts to cobble the pieces of a broken yesterday into a brand new tomorrow. What does the future have in store for her? Will she finally find what she’s looking for?

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five-steps-to-calmRobert Patterson, author of the nonfiction business book, FIVE STEPS TO C.A.L.M. (CAREER AND LIFE MANAGEMENT) will be stopping off at Zensanity! This set of instructions is a must read for the “career changer” and “job seeker” in any geographical area of the United States. Written by a veteran from the school of “real street knowledge.” The author has thought of everything in preparing you for the job search. He has included a website listing for those of you who want to do your job-hunting via the Internet. If you are willing to sacrifice anything to satisfy a limitless desire for knowledge, then C.A.L.M. is, without a doubt, the course of study for you.

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murder-on-the-down-lowPamela Samuels Young, author of the legal thriller, MURDER ON THE LOW DOWN, will be stopping off at The Dark Phantom, Chocolate The Other White Meat and Marireads! A brazen killer is targeting some of L.A.’s most prominent citizens. The victims are all quintessential family men. Well-educated. Attractive. Successful. But appearances can be deceiving. When the baffling murders are linked to a high-profile lawsuit, a tenacious female detective soon exposes a scandalous tale of lust, lies and vengeance.

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a-jolly-good-fellowStephen V. Masse, author of the suspense fiction novel, A Jolly Good Fellow , will be stopping off at Ronda’s Rants, A Blog Of Books! Two weeks before Christmas, Duncan Wagner gets into his car for another attempt at kidnapping the son of his most despised enemy, State Representative Win Booker. When he drives into the wealthy Boston suburb, he is surprised to find the boy hitchhiking.

So begins Wagner’s quest for revenge as he finds himself face to face with a real boy, and without a clue about how to run a kidnapping. Wagner, a self-styled charity Santa Claus, comes to realize that eleven year old Gabriel Booker is truly a runaway, much more curious than scared.

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dirt1Mark LaFlamme, author of the political thriller, Dirt, will be stopping off at AndiLit, Amber Stults ! A grieving man disappears with the body of his dead bride and a mad race is on to find him before he can destroy his father’s campaign for the White House. An exploration of the dark side of politics, “Dirt: An American Campaign” delivers a plot teetering on the cliff-edge of madness as one candidate tries to bury his own scandals while exposing the dirt of others.

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Pump Up Your Book Promotion December Authors on Tour – Day 10

Posted by admin on December 12, 2008

Welcome to Day Ten of Pump Up Your Book Promotion’s December Authors on Virtual BookTour! Follow along as these talented authors travel the blogosphere all month long to talk about their books, their lives and their future projects. Leave a comment at their blog stops and you could win a FREE virtual book tour if you’re a published author with a recent release or a $50 Amazon gift certificate if you are not published. So, pick your favorites, follow their tours, and make sure you leave them a note to tell them you stopped by!

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when-life-stinksKelly Epperson, author of the humor book, WHEN LIFE STINKS IT’S TIME TO WASH THE GYM CLOTHES, will be stopping off at American Chronicle! When Life Stinks, It’s Time to Wash the Gym Clothes is a collection of her newspaper columns and no topic is taboo. From the “Job Hazards of Parenting” to “Mysteries of IQ Testing Revealed” to “The Scary, Hairy French Doctor,” you’ll share a hearty laugh as Kelly’s conversational style makes you feel you are a part of the happenings. She also grabs your heart with poignant tales of walking the D-day landing beaches, Grandma O, and her reflections as the days in France come to a close.

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my-splendid-concubineLloyd Lofthouse, author of the historical fiction novel, MY SPLENDID CONCUBINE, will be stopping off at The Plot! Driven by a passion for his adopted country, Robert Hart became the “godfather of China’s modernism,” inspector general of China’s Customs Service, and the builder of China’s railroads, postal and telegraph systems, and schools, but his first real love is Ayaou, a young concubine.

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a-laymans-guide-coverStanley Popovich, author of the self-help book, A LAYMAN’S GUIDE TO MANAGING FEAR USING PSYCHOLOGY, CHRISTIANITY AND NON-RESISTANT METHODS, will be stopping off at The Library at the End of The Universe! An easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. Stan has interviewed various professionals in the counseling field and has over 15 years of personal experience in dealing with fear and anxiety. Stan’s book addresses a wealth of successful techniques for the management of fear, anxiety, recovery, addiction, depression, stress and other mental health issues.

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the-devil-can-waitMarta Stephens, author of the crime mystery suspense novel, THE DEVIL CAN WAIT, will be stopping off at The Tome Traveller! The city of Chandler, Massachusetts is plunged into terror when the bodies of three local teenagers wash ashore. While homicide detective Sam Harper hunts down the guilty, a sinister plot emerges overseas. From the Vatican to the jungles of South America, a cursed black pearl ring, the demonic prophecy it represents, and the men who pursue its powers find their unfortunate way onto Harper’s turf.

_____________________________________________

drama-diplomacyJenny McGill, author of the memoir, DRAMA & DIPLOMACY: IN SULTRY PUERTO VALLARTA, will be stopping off at As The Pages Turn! The non-fiction account begins in 1954 when an eager to see the world young woman looks for a path to explore. Although the American flag is given the highest respect, diplomacy takes on a new meaning as the author slips and slides through the darker side of consular work on foreign soil.

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the-five-lost-daysWilliam Petrick, author of the contemporary fiction novel, THE FIVE LOST DAYS, will be stopping off at The Book Czar! Struggling documentary producer Michael Burns has traveled to the remote Maya Mountains of Belize to capture exclusive footage of the last surviving curandero. The traditional Mayan healer may hold the key to discovering new medicines among the vast, uncharted flora of the rain forest. But with a violent civil war spilling across the border from neighboring Guatemala – and Burns inexplicably drawn to the aging curandero’s American apprentice – the filmmakers stumble into a more explosive story than they ever could have imagined. At once an adventure and an exploration into the nature of perception, THE FIVE LOST DAYS exposes the clash between modern culture and ancient beliefs.

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forces-of-nature1Marilyn Celeste Morris, author of the fictional novel, FORCES OF NATURE, will be stopping off at Fiction Scribe! What would happen when a bomber from the nearby Air Force base is flung by a fierce tornado into the county’s largest shopping mall? Begin the day with the mall manager, his assistant, the security officer and Howard the Weatherman, whose predictions are always uncannily accurate, and in this case, deadly.

_______________________________________________

born-liberal-raised-rightReb Bradley, author of the political book, BORN LIBERAL RAISED RIGHT, will be stopping off at The Book Rack! Undisciplined, self-worshiping kids grow into liberals driven by the same narcissistic, overemotional “I-want-it-now” worldview they had as toddlers, with the results we see today. As Born Liberal, Raised Right proves, these are just the kinds of delusions that our nation can no longer afford to indulge.

________________________________________________

bleach-l-blackoutDavid S. Grant, author of the literary fiction dual novel, BLEACH l BLACKOUT, will be stopping off at The Book Stacks! Fans of fluffy romance novels and that all-too-familiar, over-hyped, edge-of-the-seat crap should steer clear. This is life at its most jaded. Offense Mechanisms is proud to present Bleach | Blackout by David S. Grant, two novels about drugs, sex, revenge, the corporate crunch, and the inevitable unpleasantness of life and death.

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Pump Up Your Book Promotion’s December Authors on Tour – Day 9

Posted by admin on December 11, 2008

Welcome to Day Nine of Pump Up Your Book Promotion’s December Authors on Virtual BookTour! Follow along as these talented authors travel the blogosphere all month long to talk about their books, their lives and their future projects. Leave a comment at their blog stops and you could win a FREE virtual book tour if you’re a published author with a recent release or a $50 Amazon gift certificate if you are not published. So, pick your favorites, follow their tours, and make sure you leave them a note to tell them you stopped by!

________________________________________________

the-book-of-namesD. Barkley Briggs, author of the young adult novel, THE BOOK OF NAMES, will be stopping off at The Writer’s Life! It was supposed to be a routine Thanksgiving break. But when Hadyn and Ewan Barlow discover an ancient Viking runestone buried on their family farm, they unwittingly open a magical portal to another world. Fleeing grief and broken dreams over the loss of their mother, the two brothers find themselves hailed as Champions in the Kingdom of Karac Tor. But all is not well. Nemesia the witch is releasing shadows over the whole land. Names are being stolen from The Book of Names, the most sacred relic of the kingdom. Before long, the Barlows realize they must find the courage to fight, or they will never find their way home. There’s one problem: even if they win, will anyone know how to send them back?

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when-life-stinksKelly Epperson, author of the humor book, WHEN LIFE STINKS IT’S TIME TO WASH THE GYM CLOTHES, will be stopping off at The Book Connection and Paperback Writer! When Life Stinks, It’s Time to Wash the Gym Clothes is a collection of her newspaper columns and no topic is taboo. From the “Job Hazards of Parenting” to “Mysteries of IQ Testing Revealed” to “The Scary, Hairy French Doctor,” you’ll share a hearty laugh as Kelly’s conversational style makes you feel you are a part of the happenings. She also grabs your heart with poignant tales of walking the D-day landing beaches, Grandma O, and her reflections as the days in France come to a close.

________________________________________________

my-splendid-concubineLloyd Lofthouse, author of the historical fiction novel, MY SPLENDID CONCUBINE, will be stopping off at The Plot! Driven by a passion for his adopted country, Robert Hart became the “godfather of China’s modernism,” inspector general of China’s Customs Service, and the builder of China’s railroads, postal and telegraph systems, and schools, but his first real love is Ayaou, a young concubine.

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divorcing-dwayneJ.L. Miles, author of the hilarious women’s fiction/chick lit book, DIVORCING DWAYNE, will be stopping off at Cindy Loves Books and Divine Caroline! Francine Harper’s in the Pickville Springs County Jail facing felony assault charges. Her offense? She shot at her husband, Dwayne, and his lover, Carla, after catching them together— in the very bed her daddy had carved and given to Francine and Dwayne on their wedding day. Even though she hit the bed and missed the lovers, she soon learns she’s committed a felony, and the deputy district attorney—who’s never been fond of her since she jilted his brother—is determined to prosecute her to the fullest extent of the law.

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perfect-on-paperMaria Murnane, author of the romantic comedy novel, PERFECT ON PAPER, will be stopping off Book Addict, The Book Girl, Need More Shelves! When her fiance calls off their wedding at the last minute, Waverly Bryson wonders if her life will ever turn out the way she though it would…or should. Her high-powered job in sports PR? Not so perfect. Her relationship with her dad? Far from it. Her perfect marriage? Enough said. “Perfect on Paper” is a humorous tale of Waverly’s efforts to cobble the pieces of a broken yesterday into a brand new tomorrow. What does the future have in store for her? Will she finally find what she’s looking for?

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five-steps-to-calmRobert Patterson, author of the nonfiction business book, FIVE STEPS TO C.A.L.M. (CAREER AND LIFE MANAGEMENT) will be stopping off at Blogcritics! This set of instructions is a must read for the “career changer” and “job seeker” in any geographical area of the United States. Written by a veteran from the school of “real street knowledge.” The author has thought of everything in preparing you for the job search. He has included a website listing for those of you who want to do your job-hunting via the Internet. If you are willing to sacrifice anything to satisfy a limitless desire for knowledge, then C.A.L.M. is, without a doubt, the course of study for you.

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a-laymans-guide-coverStanley Popovich, author of the self-help book, A LAYMAN’S GUIDE TO MANAGING FEAR USING PSYCHOLOGY, CHRISTIANITY AND NON-RESISTANT METHODS, will be stopping off at Zensanity! An easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. Stan has interviewed various professionals in the counseling field and has over 15 years of personal experience in dealing with fear and anxiety. Stan’s book addresses a wealth of successful techniques for the management of fear, anxiety, recovery, addiction, depression, stress and other mental health issues.

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the-devil-can-waitMarta Stephens, author of the crime mystery suspense novel, THE DEVIL CAN WAIT, will be stopping off at Cafe of Dreams! The city of Chandler, Massachusetts is plunged into terror when the bodies of three local teenagers wash ashore. While homicide detective Sam Harper hunts down the guilty, a sinister plot emerges overseas. From the Vatican to the jungles of South America, a cursed black pearl ring, the demonic prophecy it represents, and the men who pursue its powers find their unfortunate way onto Harper’s turf.

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drama-diplomacyJenny McGill, author of the memoir, DRAMA & DIPLOMACY: IN SULTRY PUERTO VALLARTA, will be stopping off at The 1s Page and American Chronicle! The non-fiction account begins in 1954 when an eager to see the world young woman looks for a path to explore. Although the American flag is given the highest respect, diplomacy takes on a new meaning as the author slips and slides through the darker side of consular work on foreign soil.

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murder-on-the-down-lowPamela Samuels Young, author of the legal thriller, MURDER ON THE LOW DOWN, will be stopping off at Charlene Leatherman! A brazen killer is targeting some of L.A.’s most prominent citizens. The victims are all quintessential family men. Well-educated. Attractive. Successful. But appearances can be deceiving. When the baffling murders are linked to a high-profile lawsuit, a tenacious female detective soon exposes a scandalous tale of lust, lies and vengeance.

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the-five-lost-daysWilliam Petrick, author of the contemporary fiction novel, THE FIVE LOST DAYS, will be stopping off at Blogcritics! Struggling documentary producer Michael Burns has traveled to the remote Maya Mountains of Belize to capture exclusive footage of the last surviving curandero. The traditional Mayan healer may hold the key to discovering new medicines among the vast, uncharted flora of the rain forest. But with a violent civil war spilling across the border from neighboring Guatemala – and Burns inexplicably drawn to the aging curandero’s American apprentice – the filmmakers stumble into a more explosive story than they ever could have imagined. At once an adventure and an exploration into the nature of perception, THE FIVE LOST DAYS exposes the clash between modern culture and ancient beliefs.

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forces-of-nature1Marilyn Celeste Morris, author of the fictional novel, FORCES OF NATURE, will be stopping off at Blogcritics! What would happen when a bomber from the nearby Air Force base is flung by a fierce tornado into the county’s largest shopping mall? Begin the day with the mall manager, his assistant, the security officer and Howard the Weatherman, whose predictions are always uncannily accurate, and in this case, deadly.

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born-liberal-raised-rightReb Bradley, author of the political book, BORN LIBERAL RAISED RIGHT, will be stopping off at Book Excerpts from Bestselling authors! Undisciplined, self-worshiping kids grow into liberals driven by the same narcissistic, overemotional “I-want-it-now” worldview they had as toddlers, with the results we see today. As Born Liberal, Raised Right proves, these are just the kinds of delusions that our nation can no longer afford to indulge.

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dirt1Mark LaFlamme, author of the political thriller, Dirt, will be stopping off at Scrappy Designs! A grieving man disappears with the body of his dead bride and a mad race is on to find him before he can destroy his father’s campaign for the White House. An exploration of the dark side of politics, “Dirt: An American Campaign” delivers a plot teetering on the cliff-edge of madness as one candidate tries to bury his own scandals while exposing the dirt of others.

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a-jolly-good-fellowStephen V. Masse, author of the suspense fiction novel, A Jolly Good Fellow , will be stopping off at Strategist Personal Library! Two weeks before Christmas, Duncan Wagner gets into his car for another attempt at kidnapping the son of his most despised enemy, State Representative Win Booker. When he drives into the wealthy Boston suburb, he is surprised to find the boy hitchhiking.

So begins Wagner’s quest for revenge as he finds himself face to face with a real boy, and without a clue about how to run a kidnapping. Wagner, a self-styled charity Santa Claus, comes to realize that eleven year old Gabriel Booker is truly a runaway, much more curious than scared.

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Pump Up Your Book Promotion’s December Authors on Tour – Day 8

Posted by admin on December 10, 2008

Welcome to Day Eight of Pump Up Your Book Promotion’s December Authors on Virtual BookTour! Follow along as these talented authors travel the blogosphere all month long to talk about their books, their lives and their future projects. Leave a comment at their blog stops and you could win a FREE virtual book tour if you’re a published author with a recent release or a $50 Amazon gift certificate if you are not published. So, pick your favorites, follow their tours, and make sure you leave them a note to tell them you stopped by!

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the-book-of-namesD. Barkley Briggs, author of the young adult novel, THE BOOK OF NAMES, will be stopping off at Divine Caroline! It was supposed to be a routine Thanksgiving break. But when Hadyn and Ewan Barlow discover an ancient Viking runestone buried on their family farm, they unwittingly open a magical portal to another world. Fleeing grief and broken dreams over the loss of their mother, the two brothers find themselves hailed as Champions in the Kingdom of Karac Tor. But all is not well. Nemesia the witch is releasing shadows over the whole land. Names are being stolen from The Book of Names, the most sacred relic of the kingdom. Before long, the Barlows realize they must find the courage to fight, or they will never find their way home. There’s one problem: even if they win, will anyone know how to send them back?

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when-life-stinksKelly Epperson, author of the humor book, WHEN LIFE STINKS IT’S TIME TO WASH THE GYM CLOTHES, will be stopping off at Scribe vibe! When Life Stinks, It’s Time to Wash the Gym Clothes is a collection of her newspaper columns and no topic is taboo. From the “Job Hazards of Parenting” to “Mysteries of IQ Testing Revealed” to “The Scary, Hairy French Doctor,” you’ll share a hearty laugh as Kelly’s conversational style makes you feel you are a part of the happenings. She also grabs your heart with poignant tales of walking the D-day landing beaches, Grandma O, and her reflections as the days in France come to a close.

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my-splendid-concubineLloyd Lofthouse, author of the historical fiction novel, MY SPLENDID CONCUBINE, will be stopping off at Blogcritics! Driven by a passion for his adopted country, Robert Hart became the “godfather of China’s modernism,” inspector general of China’s Customs Service, and the builder of China’s railroads, postal and telegraph systems, and schools, but his first real love is Ayaou, a young concubine.

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divorcing-dwayneJ.L. Miles, author of the hilarious women’s fiction/chick lit book, DIVORCING DWAYNE, will be stopping off at A Blog of Books! Francine Harper’s in the Pickville Springs County Jail facing felony assault charges. Her offense? She shot at her husband, Dwayne, and his lover, Carla, after catching them together— in the very bed her daddy had carved and given to Francine and Dwayne on their wedding day. Even though she hit the bed and missed the lovers, she soon learns she’s committed a felony, and the deputy district attorney—who’s never been fond of her since she jilted his brother—is determined to prosecute her to the fullest extent of the law.

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perfect-on-paperMaria Murnane, author of the romantic comedy novel, PERFECT ON PAPER, will be stopping off Bookworship! When her fiance calls off their wedding at the last minute, Waverly Bryson wonders if her life will ever turn out the way she though it would…or should. Her high-powered job in sports PR? Not so perfect. Her relationship with her dad? Far from it. Her perfect marriage? Enough said. “Perfect on Paper” is a humorous tale of Waverly’s efforts to cobble the pieces of a broken yesterday into a brand new tomorrow. What does the future have in store for her? Will she finally find what she’s looking for?

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five-steps-to-calmRobert Patterson, author of the nonfiction business book, FIVE STEPS TO C.A.L.M. (CAREER AND LIFE MANAGEMENT) will be stopping off at The 1st Page . This set of instructions is a must read for the “career changer” and “job seeker” in any geographical area of the United States. Written by a veteran from the school of “real street knowledge.” The author has thought of everything in preparing you for the job search. He has included a website listing for those of you who want to do your job-hunting via the Internet. If you are willing to sacrifice anything to satisfy a limitless desire for knowledge, then C.A.L.M. is, without a doubt, the course of study for you.

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a-laymans-guide-coverStanley Popovich, author of the self-help book, A LAYMAN’S GUIDE TO MANAGING FEAR USING PSYCHOLOGY, CHRISTIANITY AND NON-RESISTANT METHODS, will be stopping off at Paperback Writer! An easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. Stan has interviewed various professionals in the counseling field and has over 15 years of personal experience in dealing with fear and anxiety. Stan’s book addresses a wealth of successful techniques for the management of fear, anxiety, recovery, addiction, depression, stress and other mental health issues.

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the-devil-can-waitMarta Stephens, author of the crime mystery suspense novel, THE DEVIL CAN WAIT, will be stopping off at Divine Caroline ! The city of Chandler, Massachusetts is plunged into terror when the bodies of three local teenagers wash ashore. While homicide detective Sam Harper hunts down the guilty, a sinister plot emerges overseas. From the Vatican to the jungles of South America, a cursed black pearl ring, the demonic prophecy it represents, and the men who pursue its powers find their unfortunate way onto Harper’s turf.

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tender-love-tender-heartSteven Verrier, author of the novel, TOUGH LOVE TENDER HEART, will be stopping off at Publishing Secrets of Authors ! Don Fisher, a 41-year-old misfit who craves love but has known little of it, lives alone on the outskirts of New York City in an apartment about the size of a squash court, where “during much of the time he was there Don could have sworn he was the ball.” Seeking a break from the northeastern cold, he catches a year-end flight to Caracas, Venezuela, where he lucks into a whirlwind encounter with Ana, a beautiful Colombian. After returning to New York, Don gets shocking news from Ana that leads to a marriage proposal and plans for Ana to join him permanently in the United States. What follows is a gripping account of the struggles this improbable couple face in dealing with the US immigration bureaucracy and in getting their relationship off the ground. Reminiscent of The Bridges of Madison County, TOUGH LOVE, TENDER HEART is a stirring, fast-flowing depiction of love trying to take root in an impossible situation, and a tale of unsurpassed relevance to our cross-cultural and post-9/11 age.

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drama-diplomacyJenny McGill, author of the memoir, DRAMA & DIPLOMACY: IN SULTRY PUERTO VALLARTA, will be stopping off at The Writer’s Life! The non-fiction account begins in 1954 when an eager to see the world young woman looks for a path to explore. Although the American flag is given the highest respect, diplomacy takes on a new meaning as the author slips and slides through the darker side of consular work on foreign soil.

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murder-on-the-down-lowPamela Samuels Young, author of the legal thriller, MURDER ON THE LOW DOWN, will be stopping off at Mari Reads! A brazen killer is targeting some of L.A.’s most prominent citizens. The victims are all quintessential family men. Well-educated. Attractive. Successful. But appearances can be deceiving. When the baffling murders are linked to a high-profile lawsuit, a tenacious female detective soon exposes a scandalous tale of lust, lies and vengeance.

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the-five-lost-daysWilliam Petrick, author of the contemporary fiction novel, THE FIVE LOST DAYS, will be stopping off at Jenn’s Bookshelf! Struggling documentary producer Michael Burns has traveled to the remote Maya Mountains of Belize to capture exclusive footage of the last surviving curandero. The traditional Mayan healer may hold the key to discovering new medicines among the vast, uncharted flora of the rain forest. But with a violent civil war spilling across the border from neighboring Guatemala – and Burns inexplicably drawn to the aging curandero’s American apprentice – the filmmakers stumble into a more explosive story than they ever could have imagined. At once an adventure and an exploration into the nature of perception, THE FIVE LOST DAYS exposes the clash between modern culture and ancient beliefs.

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bleach-l-blackoutDavid S. Grant, author of the literary fiction dual novel, BLEACH l BLACKOUT, will be stopping off at Blogcritics! Fans of fluffy romance novels and that all-too-familiar, over-hyped, edge-of-the-seat crap should steer clear. This is life at its most jaded. Offense Mechanisms is proud to present Bleach | Blackout by David S. Grant, two novels about drugs, sex, revenge, the corporate crunch, and the inevitable unpleasantness of life and death.

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