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Pump Up Your Book’s May 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour – Day 6

Posted by admin on May 10, 2010

Welcome to Day Six of Pump Up Your Book’s May 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour! 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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Invasion of the Baby Daddy by Dr. John E. Bell

Dr. John E. Bell, author of the fiction novel, Invasion of the Baby Daddy, will be visiting The Plot! EVERY UNWED MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE COMES TO LIFE IN THE PAGES OF INVASION OF THE BABY DADDY, a compelling and moving debut novel that echoes the emotional and cerebral frustrations of unwed mothers throughout the ages. Its unforgettable characters and authentic story line are interwoven with current and real facts about the volume of unwed mothers in our society today. In the story, Dr. Sands believes he has found his perfect mate only to discover that she is pregnant from a previous relationship. Not fully aware of the ramifications of this colossal news, Dr. Sands and Rachel date via long distance during her pregnancy and ultimately decide to get married. In order to make a life together, Rachel must move to Tennessee to start a new life with her husband. But the Baby Daddy has other plans for them. Determined to make this marriage work, Dr. Sands goes to extraordinary lengths to try and negotiate with the Baby Daddy. Brimming with honesty from the author s own experiences, Invasion of the Baby Daddy comes alive with unique freshness, candor and rich detail.

You can visit his website at www.drjohnbell.com.

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Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting! by Robert Boich

Robert Boich author of the self-help book, Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting will be visiting (no stop today)! Making a resolution to address an alcohol or substance abuse issue is only the beginning. The real work begins when the alcoholic or addict acknowledges that something has to be done. In Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting! author Robert Boich details his battle with substance abuse and his decision to lead a sober lifestyle. He realized if he didn’t change his life, he would be incarcerated or die all alone.In this compelling, personal narrative, Boich shares his personal struggles and insights encountered during his first six months of recovery. A counselor once told him, “An addict only has to change one thing: everything.” Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting! describes the many changes Boich made in his life. More than just eliminating certain people and places from a daily routine, he illustrates how a successful recovery requires a brand-new approach in dealing with life. Blending personal thoughts with helpful information, Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting! discusses the ideas and tools used in an addict’s early recovery. It shows that sobriety is much more than mere abstinence and that alcohol and drug use is a sign of deep personal problems that only true sobriety can address.

You can visit his website at www.rwboich.com.

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Ni'il the Awakening by James Boyle

James Boyle, author of the urban fantasy/horror novel, Ni’il the Awakening, will be visiting Minding Spot! When several people are brutally killed in the town of Placerton, on the isolated Oregon coast, most locals think a rogue bear or cougar is roaming the forested hills near town. Police Chief Dan Connor is not so sure. He has witnessed some very strange things lately, such as disembodied voices, muttering a strange foreign language and an old Indian man who seems to be near every crime scene, but disappears before he can be questioned. Dan’s investigation takes him to the local Sihketunnai Indians and their legend of the Ni’il, magical shamans charged with maintaining the balance between humans and the natural world. According to the elders, one of the Ni’il is responsible for the murders and intends to kill everyone in the community. It is Dan’s job to stop it.

You can visit his website at www.jamesboylewrites.com.

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My Sister's Voice by Mary Carter

Mary Carter, author of the women’s fiction novel, My Sister’s Voice, will be visiting (no stop today)! What do you do when you discover your whole life was a lie? In Mary Carter’s unforgettable new novel, one woman is about to find out. . .At twenty-eight, Lacey Gears is exactly where she wants to be. An up-and-coming, proudly Deaf artist in Philadelphia, she’s in a relationship with a wonderful man and rarely thinks about her difficult childhood in a home for disabled orphans. That is, until Lacey receives a letter that begins, “You have a sister. A twin to be exact…”Learning her identical, hearing twin, Monica, experienced the normal childhood she was denied resurrects all of Lacey’s grief, and she angrily sets out to find Monica and her biological parents. But the truth about Monica’s life, their brief shared past, and the reason for the twins’ separation is far from simple. And for every one of Lacey’s questions that’s answered, others are raised, more baffling and profound. Complex, moving, and beautifully told, My Sister’s Voice is a novel about sisterhood, love of every shape, and the stories we cling to until real life comes crashing in…

You can visit her website at www.marycarterbooks.com.

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Luv Pons by Doug and Jackie Christie

Doug and Jackie Christie, author of the relationship self-help book, Luv-Pons will be visiting As The Pages Turn! You’ ve seen Doug and Jackie Christie, on Tyra Banks, Access Hollywood, People Magazine, Just to name a few! Now, The most talked about couple in sports history and the co-authors of the wildly popular book, No Ordinary Love: A True Story of Marriage and Basketball, are back! Their new, much anticipated book, Luv-Pons is a fun, variety, love and romance guide for couples. Desire, passion and intimacy are all a part of successful relationships, and With family, careers, and the franticness of the twenty-first century, all a huge part of our everyday lives, how do we find time for each other? we’re often asked, states Jackie Christie’ ”LUV- PONS”, and we share all of our success with all of you, and show you how Luv-Pons are truly the answer! In this fun, little, variety guide they show you how to keep the fire burning in your own relationship with easy, innovative, ideas and sure fire solutions!

You can visit their website at www.luv-pons.com.

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Returning Injury by Becky Due

Becky Due, author of the suspense novel, Returning Injury: A Suspense Celebrating Women’s Strength, will be visiting Literarily Speaking! Rebecca’s life just keeps getting better. With Jack away on business, she’s looking forward to foud days alone to work on her new client’s PR campaign to help women take back their lives. But her past intrudes. Roy, the man who stalked and assaulted her years before, has been released from prison. Home alone in her big, beautiful house out in the country, Rebecca has to learn to take back her own life while facing her fears and regaining her strength. But will she be strong enough when she faces the ultimate test?

You can visit the author’s website at www.beckydue.com.

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The Cassandra Prophesy by Robert "Doc" Gowdy

Robert “Doc” Gowdy, author of the science fiction novel, The Cassandra Prophesy, will be stopping off at Pump Up Your Book! Called to action by a mysterious ancient Order-an ancient Order in cahoots with the Empress Flaccilla of the First Galactic Empire of Emperor Tulla-to help bring about the fulfillment of a long forgotten prophesy, the beautiful galactic pirate, Captain Bonny Morgan, sets out on her mission to successfully bring the prophesy to reality. By kidnapping the Empress’s daughter, Princess Cosette, Captain Morgan sets into motion an adventure awash in political intrigues, hidden agendas, unexpected revelations, and bold, daring gambits by those involved at every level of the conspiracy. Setting out to find her kidnapped sister, Princess Lysette, joined by her beautiful, mischievous, and extraordinary slavegirl, Tink, crisscrosses the galaxy in a bawdy, erotic, and often hilarious attempt to find Cosette. Along the way, Lysette and Tink fall in with a variety of extraordinary allies in their attempt to find Cosette, meeting the Lady Brit, Jon Black, Pirate Queen Colleen O’Malley, Gunns Mannigan, Buster O’Malley, the beautiful pirates Kana and Blaze, and Bully, the roguish owner of the pirate tavern, the Pretty Red.

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Jack's Dreams Come to Life by Sara Jackson

Sara Jackson, author of the children’s picture book, Jack’s Dreams Come to Life will be visiting For The Love of Books!  A dog named Jack, lives with his other animal friends on a ranch. After seeing what mischief he can get himself into, and not finding any, he falls asleep. He dreams of being chased by a giant squirrel. When he falls down a hole, he lands in his toy box, on top of his favorite squeak toys. While playing with the cow, the others (horses, pigs, and ducks) start to grow and move around. Soon all the squeak toys circle Jack and he must find a way out. When he sees an opening, a large duck blocks his path. Jack and the duck try to out bark and out quack each other. Pretty soon Jack sees an opening and makes a run for it. As he does, all the squeak toys vanish in a puff of smoke and a cow sneezing on him awakens Jack. Thinking the cow is his squeak toy, Jack runs inside the house and looks inside his toy box to see if all the squeak toys are there.

You can visit the author’s website at www.sarajacksonwriter.com.

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English Trifle by Josi S. Kilpack

Josi Kilpack, author of the culinary mystery, English Trifle, will be visiting (no stop today)! Sadie Hoffmiller calls her new-found sleuthing ability a gift. Her daughter Breanna, however, calls it a disease—detectivitis, to be exact. But when when they find a dead man impaled by a fireplace poker in an English Estate, and that same body then comes up missing; Sadie feels she has no choice but to take the case. Stranded at the estate until police clear her and Breanna to leave, Sadie seems to encounter one dead end after another and begins to wonder if anyone is telling the truth—or are these the dead ends she thought they were?What began as a holiday trip becomes a full-fledged mystery that is anything but trifling. Layer by layer, Sadie uncovers another mouth-watering mystery with an English flair With her son Shawn at her side, her reputation on the line, and a full cast of suspicious characters, Sadie Hoffmiller is once again cooking her way through a case that offers far more questions than answers.

You can visit her website at www.josiskilpack.com or her blog at www.josikilpack.blogspot.com.

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More than Conquerors by Kathi Macias

Kathi Macias, author of the second book in the new Extreme Devotion series, More than Conquerors, will be visiting Life in Review! With violent crime on the rise and the political climate changing throughout Mexico , the opportunity for open Christian witness is rapidly decreasing in many areas. Hector Rodriguez pastors a church on the outskirts of the once-peaceful and tourist-popular border town of Tijuana . He has also visited other small churches in the remote and not-so-Christian- friendly towns of Chiapas state, delivering Bibles and ministering to those in the most persecuted areas. Hector’s mother accompanied him on one of those trips and stayed behind to teach reading—using the Bible as her primer—to a handful of Christian converts living among the Mayan population in San Juan Chamula, where superstition and paganism run rampant, and resentment of outsiders runs deep. In a reaction to that superstition and resentment, Hector’s mother pays a serious price for her unwanted presence—and Hector must then choose whether or not to continue his work in some of the most dangerous areas of Mexico.

Visit Kathi online at www.kathimacias. com

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame by Gary Morgenstein

Gary Morgenstein, author of the political thriller novel, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, will be visiting Life in the First Draft! Baseball and bailouts, as American as apple pie. Weaving today’s economic malaise with the powerful magic of a Cinderella baseball team, Take Me Out to the Ballgame is a political baseball novel for our times. The Buffalo Matadors haven’t won a world championship in 37 years, a dying franchise. Until flamboyant Harry Witowsky, a 21st Century George Steinbrenner, buys them, vowing to do whatever is necessary to change the fortunes of the “Door Mats.” Victories and attendance climb as Witowsky creates an Us versus Them mentality at the Stadium. The rally cry of “Where’s My Bailout” replaces “Let’s Go Mats.” Buffalo’s surprising surge resonates with a nation afraid of losing jobs and homes, shaken by terrorist threats, frightened for the future. The Matadors become America’s Team.

Visit the author’s website at www.garymorgenstein.com.

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No Hope for Gomez! by Graham Parke

Graham Parke, author of the humor suspense novel, No Hope for Gomez!, will be visiting Libby’s Library News! When Gomez Porter becomes a test subject in an experimental drug trial, he is asked to keep track of any strange experiences through a blog. What Gomez isn’t ready for, is so many of his experiences suddenly seeming strange; the antiques dealer trying to buy his old tax papers, his neighbor boiling salamanders on his balcony at midnight, the super sexy lab assistant who falls for him but is unable to express herself in terms outside the realm of science. But when one of the trial participants turns up dead and another goes missing, Gomez begins to fear for his life. No longer sure who he can trust and which of his experiences are real and which merely drug induced illusions, he decides it’s time to go underground and work out a devious plan. Now, years later, his blogs have been recovered from a defunct server. For the first time we can find out firsthand what happened to Gomez as he takes us on a wild ride of discovery.

You can visit his website at www.grahamparke.com.

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Forty-eight X by Barry Pollack

Barry Pollack, author of the science fiction thriller, Forty-Eight X: The Lemuria Project, will be visiting Libby’s Library Reviews! On the tropical island of Diego Garcia in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the United States has gathered together its most talented geneticists to work on the top-secret Lemuria Project. These secret experiments create a revolutionary new warrior so strong and so valiant that the age of casualties of war would become only a sad and distant memory. Haunted by a dark and dangerous past, Colonel Link McGraw is the officer chosen to train these new soldiers. He understands the rules of engagement and agrees to serve his country, reestablish his professional reputation, and secure his freedom in the process. As a trained and commissioned officer in the United States Armed Forces, McGraw knows what constitutes the perfect soldier: following orders without question. When Egyptian beauty Fala al Shodaha and Israeli Joshua Krantz, scientists in their own right, stumble across the top-secret project, they are determined to uncover its true nature and pursue their quest to Diego Garcia. Tensions mount as Krantz and McGraw clash over the project—and vie for the affection of the lovely Fala. When they discover they aren’t the only ones on the island competing for her attention, shocking truths are revealed that beg the question, Is it too late to save themselves—and the entire human race—from almost certain annihilation?

Visit his website at www.barrypollack.net.

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My Heart and Soul by Marilyn Randall

Marilyn Randall, author of the book of poetry, My Heart and Soul will be visiting Examiner! Marilyn writes about social issues facing society in today’s world. She uses powerful emotion to share her thoughts and ideas about alcoholism recovery, sexual abuse issues, interracial relationships and relationships experienced at a senior time of her life. She writes about loss, and times in her life when her family played a huge role in forming the person she later became as an adult. She shares prayers she writes and uses to help her overcome some of the more difficult happenings of her life. This compilation of works is a tribute to overcoming obstacles and learning to never give up while maintaining a steadfast faith and belief in God.

You can visit her website at www.marilynrandall.com.

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Immortalis Carpe Noctem by Katie Salidas

Katie Salidas, author of the urban fantasy, Immortalis Carpe Noctem will begin her tour on May 17th! Walking back home through the badly-lit campus of UNLV, twenty-five year old Alyssa is brutally attacked by two savage men. By the time a handsome stranger intervenes, Alyssa has almost bled to death, and doesn’t even struggle as her new protector sinks his sharp teeth into her neck. Alyssa wakes to a harsh new reality, and to a raging thirst she’s never felt before. Lysander, the sexy yet aloof man who turned her, must now teach her the way of the immortals – and with such a desirable teacher Alyssa starts to realize that her fate is not as dark as she first feared. But, just as sparks begin to fly between the pair, Lysander is alerted that his enemies are on the move and determined to destroy them both. Led by the cunning and ruthless, Santino Vitale, the fanatical Acta Santorum have vowed to hunt down and destroy every last immortal in God’s name, and they have the vampires of Las Vegas in their sights. Meanwhile, after seeing that Lysander has taken a new mate, the beautiful and pitiless Kallisto, is out for revenge. Alyssa soon finds out that hell hath no fury like a vampire scorned.

You can visit her website at www.risingsignbooks.com.

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The New Rules for Mortgages by Dale Robyn Siegel

Dale Robyn Siegel, author of the personal finance book, The New Rules for Mortgages, will be visiting The Book Nook Club! The New Rules for Mortgages is a concise and plainspoken book covering the basics of what you need to know about real estate transactions and how to get the best mortgage for you. This book is 200 pages of pure information, detailing the steps and buzz words for obtaining the perfect mortgage with the least amount of stress. In the new dawn of real estate, the rules of the game have changed. The consumer must be proactive in understanding their own transaction and the real estate professional must be responsible in the part they play. Buying a home and borrowing hundreds of thousands of dollars should never be left in the hands of another. The reader of The New Rules for Mortgages will be empowered with the knowledge to take full control of their decisions, surround themselves with the best professionals and guarantee their house is not only a home but a perfect fit in their big financial picture. This book is the one to read before buying a home or advising someone else to.

To find out more, please visit www.dalesiegel.com or www.thenewrulesformortgages.com.

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A Note From an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker

Bill Walker, author of the soul searching romance novel, A Note From an Old Acquaintance, will be visiting (no stop today)! Brian Weller is a haunted man. It’s been two years since the tragic accident that left his three-year-old son dead and his wife in an irreversible coma.

A popular author of mega-selling thrillers, Brian’s life has reached a crossroads: his new book is stalled, his wife’s prognosis is dire, and he teeters on the brink of despair. Filled with tender romance and taut suspense, A Note from an Old Acquaintance is an unforgettable story about fate, honor, and the power of true love.

You can visit his website at here or his tour page here.

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The Elf of Luxembourg by Tom Weston

Tom Weston, author of the YA fantasy novel, The Elf of Luxembourg, will be visiting The Life and Lies of an Inanimate Object! Deep beneath the ancient city of Luxembourg there lies a secret. The Vampires believe it is protected by the Elf. The Elf believes it is protected by a prophecy concerning Alex and Jackie. And the sisters? They believe shoes in Luxembourg are too expensive. Why are the Vampires going toe-to-toe with an Elf for the pleasure of the sisters’ company? Why does the Elf think Alex and Jackie can sing? And just who let Sir Walter Raleigh and the Conquistadors into this story? To answer these questions will take all of the sisters’ cunning, bravery and imagination, as well as some souvenir shopping. Because this is the Elf of Luxembourg and this is an Alex and Jackie Adventure.

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Every Boat Turns South by J.P. White

J.P. White, author of the literary fiction mystery novel, Every Boat Turns South will be visiting The Writer’s Life! Every Boat Turns South mixes memoir-like adventure with a moving coming-home tale. The book opens and closes in Florida, but its sultry and terror-filled center is set in the Turks & Caicos Islands and in the Dominican Republic By interweaving the Florida bedside scenes with Matt s confessional account of his wild life in the Caribbean, White subtly builds sympathy for his ne er-do-well drifter, as Matt slowly reveals the truth about Hale by coming to understand his own impulses and needs and by cherishing, through memory, all that his father had taught him. The writing in both sections forcefully lyrical and full of maritime detail (sailors will love this book) suggests an autobiographical prompt, but clearly the author is in command of a style that effectively serves his complex plot. The flashbacks pulse with sensuality, the take on island natives and tourists is nothing less than superb: The hotel swarms with interracial couples strung together like rosary beads . . . white women, pale as chalk, lean into black men like they ve found the Rosetta stone. White men pull at strings of mulatto women like taffy. Merengue and rum, greed and sex rule. Everything. Everyone. As one of the novel s shrewd and exotic characters says, we all have our weaknesses once we get to the islands. Read this before you make winter vacation plans.

You can visit the author’s website at www.jpwhite.net.

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Buying Time by Pamela Samuels Young

Pamela Samuels Young, author of the legal thriller, Buying Time, will be visiting ! Buying Time is a scandalous tale of blackmail, murder and betrayal, evoking John Grisham with a dash of Terry McMillan. Waverly Sloan is a down-on-his-luck lawyer. But just when he’s about to hit rock bottom, he stumbles upon a business with the potential to solve all of his problems. In Waverly’s new line of work, he comes to the aid of people in desperate need of cash. But there’s a catch. His clients must be terminally ill and willing to sign over rights to their life insurance policies before they can collect a dime. Waverly then finds investors eager to advance them thousands of dollars—including a hefty broker’s fee for himself—in exchange for a significant return on their investment once the clients take their last breath. The stakes get higher when Waverly brokers the policy of the cancer-stricken wife of Lawrence Erickson, a high-powered lawyer who’s bucking to become the next U.S. Attorney General. When Waverly’s clients start dying sooner than they should, both Waverly and Erickson—who has some skeletons of his own to hide—are unwittingly drawn into a perilous web of greed, blackmail and murder.You can visit her online at www.pamelasamuelsyoung.com.

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Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

Vincent Zandri, author of the thriller novel, Moonlight Falls, will be visiting CMash Loves to Read! Moonlight Falls is the Albany, New York-based paranoid tale (in the Hitchcock tradition) of former APD Detective turned Private Investigator/Massage Therapist, Richard “Dick” Moonlight, who believes he might be responsible for the brutal slaying by knife of his illicit lover, the beautiful Scarlet Montana. The situation is made all the worse since Scarlet is the wife of Moonlight’s boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana. Why does Moonlight believe he might be responsible? He’s got a small fragment of a .22 hollow point round buried inside his brain, lodge directly up against his cerebral cortex. The result of a botched suicide attempt four years prior to the novel’s start, an operation to remove the bullt frag would be too dangerous. But the bullet causes Moonlight lots of problems, the least of which are the occasional memory loss and his rational ability to tell right from wrong. The bullet frag also might shift at any moment, making coma and/or sudden death, a very real possibility.

You can visit his website here.

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Pump Up Your Book’s March 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tours – Day 20

Posted by admin on March 26, 2010

Welcome to Day Twenty of Pump Up Your Book’s March 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour! 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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Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan

Christa Allan, author of the women’s fiction novel, Walking on Broken Glass, will be visiting Jen’s Book Talk! Thornton’s life, like her Southern Living home, has great curb appeal. But a paralyzing encounter with a can of frozen apple juice in the supermarket shatters the façade, forcing her to admit that all is not as it appears. When her best friend gets in Leah’s face about her reliance on alcohol to avoid dealing with her life, Leah must make an agonizing choice. Seek help against her husband’s wishes? Or—put herself first for once? Joy and sadness converge and unwelcome insights intrude, testing Leah’s commitment to sobriety, her marriage, her motherhood, and her faith.

You can visit Christa’s website at www.christaallan.com or her official tour page here.

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The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

Sarah Addison Allen, author of the southern magic realism novel, The Girl Who Chased the Moon, will be visiting Thoughts in Progress and A Mom After God’s Own Heart! In her latest enchanting novel, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen invites you to a quirky little Southern town with more magic than a full Carolina moon.Here two very different women discover how to find their place in the world…no matter how out of place they feel. Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor bakes hope in the form of cakes. In this town of lovable misfits, maybe the right answer is the one that just feels…different.

You can visit Sarah’s website at www.sarahaddisonallen.com or her official tour page here.

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The Big Book of Soul by Stephanie Rose Bird

Stephanie Rose Bird, author of the new age book, The Big Book of Soul: The Ultimate Guide to the African-American Spirit will be visiting American Chronicle and Rundpinne! Soul is the essence of African American culture–the ingredient that makes it tick. In The Big Book of Soul, writer and herbalist Stephanie Rose Bird takes us on an amazing journey into the ancient traditions of mysticism, spirituality, and mythology that lie beneath this uniquely African American experience.

Bird explores the healing, magic, and divination traditions of ancient African earth-based spirituality, and traces how these practices have evolved in contemporary African American culture. Along the way she offers recipes, rituals and resources that you can use to heal your life.

You can visit Stephanie’s website at www.stephanierosebird.com or her official tour page here.

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Letter to My Daughter by George Bishop

George Bishop, author of the mother and daughter relationship novel, Letter to My Daughter, will be visiting Reading at the Beach and Carpe Libris! A fight, ended by a slap, sends Elizabeth out the door of her Baton Rouge home on the eve of her fifteenth birthday. Her mother, Laura, is left to fret and worry—and remember. Wracked with guilt as she awaits Liz’s return, Laura begins a letter to her daughter, hoping to convey “everything I’ve always meant to tell you but never have.” In her painfully candid confession, Laura shares memories of her own troubled adolescence in rural Louisiana, growing up in an intensely conservative household. Absorbing and affirming, George Bishop’s magnificent debut brilliantly captures a sense of time and place with a distinct and inviting voice. Letter to My Daughter is a heartwrenching novel of mothers, daughters, and the lessons we all learn when we come of age.

You can visit George’s tour page here.

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The Big Picture by Kevin Coupe & Michael Sansolo

Kevin Coupe and Michael Sansolo, authors of the business book, The Big Picture: Essential Business Lessons from the Movies, will be visiting (no stop today)! Movies are magical. They can release us from the stress of everyday life. But movies also contain valuable lessons to improve the way we do business. In their entertaining new book, The Big Picture: Essential Business Lessons From the Movies, authors Kevin Coupe and Michael Sansolo show how to use the stories in movies to solve problems in business. From The Godfather to Tootsie, from The Wedding Singer to Babe, the authors use more than sixty of their favorite movies to teach important lessons about branding, customer service, leadership, planning, ethics, and innovation. Readers learn how to use stories from the movies to communicate clearly with employees, clients, and customers.

You can visit their website here and their tour page here.

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Raccoon Tales by Joy Dekok

Joy DeKok, author of the children’s book, Raccoon Tales, will be visiting The Cajun Book Lady! Raccoon Tales is the true-life journey in the first year of the lives of these little “wash bears.”Written in easy-to-read verse, author, Joy DeKok, tells the story with tenderness and energy.

Readers will leave the story glad they came, knowing more about raccoons, and what a wild animal rescue and release looks like. Illustrator Leslie Helen Colwin’s art brings the story to life.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Straight Talk for Teenage Girls by Annette Fuson

Annette Fuson, author of the family self-help book, Straight Talk for Teenage Girls, will be visiting (no stop today)! Straight Talk for Teenage Girls is information to help teen girls make better choices about life situations so they will grow to adulthood successfully. Topics include: self-esteem, dealing with emotions, making decisions, friendships with girls/boys, getting out of bad situations, handling mistakes and reaching goals. Because of the self-tests, case studies at each chapter and the 50 questions from real girls, adults who work with teens use the book for discussions. The information comes from classes taught in school for over 20 years. The book is up-beat, positive and easy to understand. The mission is to help all girls make choices that will lead to a happier life.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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The Cutting by James Hayman

James Hayman, author of the thriller, The Cutting, will be visiting  Cym Lowell and Cafe of Dreams! NYPD homicide detective Mike McCabe left New York for Maine to escape his own dark past and to find a refuge from the violence of the big city for himself and his teenaged daughter, but on the fog-shrouded, cobblestone streets of Portland he finds far more than he bargained for. On a warm September evening the mutilated body of Katie Dubois, a pretty high school soccer star, turns up, dumped in a Portland scrap yard. Her heart has been neatly and expertly cut from her body. The same day Lucinda Cassidy, a young Portland business-woman and competitive runner, disappears during her morning jog. Soon other bodies turn up. All young, all blond, all athletes. Very quickly McCabe discovers he’s on the trail of no ordinary killer. Rather his prey is a brilliant, psychopathic surgeon who kills in a bizarre way to satisfy his own strange and frightening desires. McCabe knows he has to move fast. He has less than one week to find the killer before Cassidy dies and Casey, McCabe’s own daughter is threatened. He also knows the clock is ticking.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Devil's Food Cake by Josi S. Kilpack

Josi Kilpack, author of the culinary mystery, Devil’s Food Cake, will be visiting Just Me ! It’s been years since author Thom Mortenson has been back to Garrison, Colorado. As part of the library fundraising committee, who invited him to speak, Sadie Hoffmiller wants everything to be perfect—right down to the homemade Devil’s Food Cake she made herself. Murder, however, was not on the menu. When Thom’s manager ends up dead on stage, Sadie does what any woman with a history of solving murders does–jumps right in to offer her guidance and expertise. The police, however, are not very appreciative. In fact, they’d rather she just go home. But can Sadie help it if she keeps stumbling over information? Can she help it if the people intricately woven into the deception keep crossing her path? The more she learns, the broader the spectrum becomes and when the police refuse to take her seriously, Sadie has no choice but to sidestep them altogether in the pursuit of justice. With her son Shawn at her side, her reputation on the line, and a full cast of suspicious characters, Sadie Hoffmiller is once again cooking her way through a case that offers far more questions than answers.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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The Wounds Have Healed...The Scars Are Bleeding by Lindon King

Lindon King, author of the inspirational religious book, The Wounds Have Healed…The Scars Are Bleeding, will be visiting  Vintage DM! “The Wounds Have Healed…The Scars Are Bleeding!” is a compelling work that blends history with social commentary. Given its timely message, Lindon J. King’s work may appeal to a wide variety of readers. Have you struggled with weight, wellness, addictions, relationships or work? This spiritually based book is set up with the idea that when you begin reading it, it will lull you comfortably into motivation and creating changes “now”. Essentially, when you open the book you are on a journey and as you read you have opportunities to “drive” or apply these ideas into your life. The book is set up as a no-excuses approach; if you say you believe in scripture you can’t pick and choose when to apply scripture to your life; it’s immediate connection which also, helps take immediate action. You may be comfortably motivated but it may bring upheaval and some hard truth to swallow, so be prepared for no-excuses scripture to change your life.

You can visit his tour page here.

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Murder in Baker Company by Cilla McCain

Cilla McCain, author of the true crime military book MURDER IN BAKER COMPANY: How Four American Soldiers Killed One of Their Own, will be visiting You GOTTA Read This! Murder in Baker Company begins as a journey to uncover the truth about what happened to Army Specialist Richard Davis. By using court transcripts, personal interviews, and police records, Cilla McCain unfolds the events of the case and soon reveals a disturbing, eye-opening look into today’s military that goes beyond the Davis case and that affects all troops and their families. Soldiers are handed antipsychotic drugs and sent into battle. Treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder is stigmatized. Gang members carry their affiliation from the streets to the barracks. And many of our soldiers are forced to face down two separate enemies, one in the same uniform they wear. By the end of the book the reader will learn the devastating truth about the injustice and disrespect our military families are forced to endure when their soldier dies a non-combat death.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Flaherty's Crossing by Kaylin McFarren

Kaylin McFarren, author of the women’s contemporary fiction, Flaherty’s Crossing, will be visiting (no stop today)! From Pacific Northwest’s award-winning author Kaylin McFarren comes a powerful novel about love, loss, and the power of forgiveness… Successful yet emotionally stifled artist Kate Flaherty stands at the deathbed of her estranged father, conflicted by his morphine-induced confession exposing his part in her mother’s death. While racing home, Kate’s car mishap leads her to a soul-searching discussion with a lone diner employee, prompting Kate to confront the true reasons her marriage hangs in the balance. When her night takes an unexpected turn, however, she flees for her life, a life desperate for faith that can only be found through her ability to forgive.

You can visit her online at www.kaylinmcfarren.com, her book’s website at www.flahertyscrossing.com or her tour page here.

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An Axe to Grind by F.M. Meredith

F.M. Meredith, author of the crime novel, An Axe to Grind, will be visiting A Mom After God’s Own Heart!  Detective Doug Milligan and his partner question suspects in the murder of a stalker including the stalker’s target, her boyfriend, father and brother, as well as the stalker’s step-father. The investigation leaves little time for Doug to see his fiancée and fellow officer, Stacey Wilbur. Stacey handles a molestation case which involves the son of a friend. She and her mother talk wedding plans, though all must wait until Doug’s renter, Officer Gordon Butler finds another place to live. When Doug disappears while tailing a suspect, Stacey sets out to find him, hoping she can reach him time.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Life Choices by Judi Moreo & friends

Judi Moreo and twenty-five other authors of the motivational book, Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths, will be visiting Libby’s Library News and Pump Up Your Book! If you feel “stuck” in a situation that appears to be beyond your control, these stories will show you how others have coped with crisis and uncertainty, made tough choices and positive changes in order to find deeper meaning and satisfaction in their relationships and learned to live with purpose every day. Rarely do we find a book that addresses so many different challenges. Life Choices does this in a powerful and inspiring way. This book is about experiences, the people who lived them, and how they created successful lives. From values and self-fulfillment to legacy, this book offers new resources for people who have tough choices to make every day.

You can visit the book’s website here or her tour page here.

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Vampyre Blood by George Earl Parker

George Earl Parker, author of the literary fiction novel, Vampyre Blood – Eight Pints of Trouble, will be visiting Readaholic! When young New Orleans lawyer Bradley Harrington Chester III lies dying in the street after being hit by a speeding car, it seems that his life is over. But as his spirit drifts away toward a distant light, he is approached by an exotic fellow who claims to be both the Count Dracula of legend, and a violin player for The Techno Zombies, a Goth rock band on a world tour. Populated by loveable rogues, scheming lawyers, and thieving gypsies, Vampyre Blood-Eight-Pints of Trouble is an insane romp through New Orleans, illustrating the intensity of our human desire to get what we want at any cost, and the strange places that desire can lead to.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Forty-eight X by Barry Pollack

Barry Pollack, author of the contemporary science fiction thriller, Forty-Eight X :The Lemuria Project, will be visiting Pick of the Literate! On the tropical island of Diego Garcia in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the United States has gathered together its most talented geneticists to work on the top-secret Lemuria Project. These secret experiments create a revolutionary new warrior so strong and so valiant that the age of casualties of war would become only a sad and distant memory. Haunted by a dark and dangerous past, Colonel Link McGraw is the officer chosen to train these new soldiers. He understands the rules of engagement and agrees to serve his country, reestablish his professional reputation, and secure his freedom in the process. As a trained and commissioned officer in the United States Armed Forces, McGraw knows what constitutes the perfect soldier: following orders without question.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Small Change by Sheila Roberts

Sheila Roberts, author of the contemporary women’s fiction novel, Small Change, will be visiting A Book Blogger’s Diary! Rachel, Jessica, and Tiffany all share a difficult secret: they’re all struggling with major financial problems. A sudden divorce has turned Rachel from a stay-at-home mom to a strapped-for-cash divorcee about to enter the workforce for the first time. Tiffany’s spending has been out of control for years, and her mounting credit card bills have put a major strain on her marriage. And Jessica just had the rug pulled out from under her. After struggling her entire life to make ends meet, she’s just gotten engaged to a man with a big bank account…and now he’s asked her to sign a pre-nup.When the women share their problems at their weekly crafting group, they decide to band together to take control of their finances. As they struggle to bring balance back to their checkbooks and their lives, they learn that some things in life, like good friends, are truly priceless.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Hiking Through by Paul V. Stutzman

Paul V. Stutzman, author of the memoir, Hiking Through: Finding Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail, will be visiting The Hot Author Report! After losing his wife to breast cancer, Paul Stutzman decided to make some big changes. He quit his job of seventeen years and embarked upon a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, a 2,176-mile stretch of varying terrain spanning fourteen states. During his nearly five-month-long hike, he battled brutal trail conditions and overwhelming loneliness, but also enjoyed spectacular scenery and trail camaraderie. With breathtaking descriptions and humorous anecdotes from his travels, Stutzman reveals how immersing himself in nature and befriending fellow hikers helped him recover from a devastating loss. Somewhere between Georgia and Maine, he realized that God had been with him every step of the way, and on a famous path through the wilderness, he found his own path to peace and freedom.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Alphatudes by Michele Wahlder

Michele Wahlder, author of the self-help/inspirational book, Alphatudes – The Alphabet of Gratitude, will be visiting Miss Remmer’s Review! Alphatudes reveals the unexpected and simple secret of living a joyful life – gratitude. In a world obsessed with negativity, we must deliberately choose to focus on the positive. The good news is that the homework is already done! Alphatudes utilizes our earliest grade school victory—the ABCs— to achieve an even greater victory: a sustainable shift in your thinking that leads to contentment, optimism and peace of mind. An alphatude is defined as: a person, place or thing for which one alphabetically expresses gratitude. Filled with vibrant illustrations, Alphatudes takes you on an inspiring 26-step journey where you’ll discover how to: heighten your awareness of life’s daily gifts; attract opportunities with a positive mind-set; find blessings in difficult situations; and free yourself from worry, negativity and resentment. Legendary recording artist Olivia Newton-John has graciously provided a free download of her beautiful song, “Grace and Gratitude”, with the purchase of this extraordinary book.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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A Note From an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker

Bill Walker, author of the soul searching romance novel, A Note From an Old Acquaintance, will be visiting Chocolate and Croissants! Brian Weller is a haunted man. It’s been two years since the tragic accident that left his three-year-old son dead and his wife in an irreversible coma.

A popular author of mega-selling thrillers, Brian’s life has reached a crossroads: his new book is stalled, his wife’s prognosis is dire, and he teeters on the brink of despair. Filled with tender romance and taut suspense, A Note from an Old Acquaintance is an unforgettable story about fate, honor, and the power of true love.

You can visit his website at here or his tour page here.

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Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

Vincent Zandri, author of the thriller novel, Moonlight Falls, will be visiting Obsession with Reading! Moonlight Falls is the Albany, New York-based paranoid tale (in the Hitchcock tradition) of former APD Detective turned Private Investigator/Massage Therapist, Richard “Dick” Moonlight, who believes he might be responsible for the brutal slaying by knife of his illicit lover, the beautiful Scarlet Montana. The situation is made all the worse since Scarlet is the wife of Moonlight’s boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana. Why does Moonlight believe he might be responsible? He’s got a small fragment of a .22 hollow point round buried inside his brain, lodge directly up against his cerebral cortex. The result of a botched suicide attempt four years prior to the novel’s start, an operation to remove the bullt frag would be too dangerous. But the bullet causes Moonlight lots of problems, the least of which are the occasional memory loss and his rational ability to tell right from wrong. The bullet frag also might shift at any moment, making coma and/or sudden death, a very real possibility.

You can visit his website here or his tour page here.

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Pump Up Your Book’s March 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour – Day 19

Posted by admin on March 25, 2010

Welcome to Day Nineteen of Pump Up Your Book’s March 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour! 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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Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan

Christa Allan, author of the women’s fiction novel, Walking on Broken Glass, will be visiting Beyond the Books! Thornton’s life, like her Southern Living home, has great curb appeal. But a paralyzing encounter with a can of frozen apple juice in the supermarket shatters the façade, forcing her to admit that all is not as it appears. When her best friend gets in Leah’s face about her reliance on alcohol to avoid dealing with her life, Leah must make an agonizing choice. Seek help against her husband’s wishes? Or—put herself first for once? Joy and sadness converge and unwelcome insights intrude, testing Leah’s commitment to sobriety, her marriage, her motherhood, and her faith.

You can visit Christa’s website at www.christaallan.com or her official tour page here.

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The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

Sarah Addison Allen, author of the southern magic realism novel, The Girl Who Chased the Moon, will be visiting Literarily Speaking! In her latest enchanting novel, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen invites you to a quirky little Southern town with more magic than a full Carolina moon.Here two very different women discover how to find their place in the world…no matter how out of place they feel. Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor bakes hope in the form of cakes. In this town of lovable misfits, maybe the right answer is the one that just feels…different.

You can visit Sarah’s website at www.sarahaddisonallen.com or her official tour page here.

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The Big Book of Soul by Stephanie Rose Bird

Stephanie Rose Bird, author of the new age book, The Big Book of Soul: The Ultimate Guide to the African-American Spirit will be visiting Notorious Spinks Talks! Soul is the essence of African American culture–the ingredient that makes it tick. In The Big Book of Soul, writer and herbalist Stephanie Rose Bird takes us on an amazing journey into the ancient traditions of mysticism, spirituality, and mythology that lie beneath this uniquely African American experience.

Bird explores the healing, magic, and divination traditions of ancient African earth-based spirituality, and traces how these practices have evolved in contemporary African American culture. Along the way she offers recipes, rituals and resources that you can use to heal your life.

You can visit Stephanie’s website at www.stephanierosebird.com or her official tour page here.

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Letter to My Daughter by George Bishop

George Bishop, author of the mother and daughter relationship novel, Letter to My Daughter, will be visiting The Book Faery Reviews! A fight, ended by a slap, sends Elizabeth out the door of her Baton Rouge home on the eve of her fifteenth birthday. Her mother, Laura, is left to fret and worry—and remember. Wracked with guilt as she awaits Liz’s return, Laura begins a letter to her daughter, hoping to convey “everything I’ve always meant to tell you but never have.” In her painfully candid confession, Laura shares memories of her own troubled adolescence in rural Louisiana, growing up in an intensely conservative household. Absorbing and affirming, George Bishop’s magnificent debut brilliantly captures a sense of time and place with a distinct and inviting voice. Letter to My Daughter is a heartwrenching novel of mothers, daughters, and the lessons we all learn when we come of age.

You can visit George’s tour page here.

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The Big Picture by Kevin Coupe & Michael Sansolo

Kevin Coupe and Michael Sansolo, authors of the business book, The Big Picture: Essential Business Lessons from the Movies, will be visiting Working Writers! Movies are magical. They can release us from the stress of everyday life. But movies also contain valuable lessons to improve the way we do business. In their entertaining new book, The Big Picture: Essential Business Lessons From the Movies, authors Kevin Coupe and Michael Sansolo show how to use the stories in movies to solve problems in business. From The Godfather to Tootsie, from The Wedding Singer to Babe, the authors use more than sixty of their favorite movies to teach important lessons about branding, customer service, leadership, planning, ethics, and innovation. Readers learn how to use stories from the movies to communicate clearly with employees, clients, and customers.

You can visit their website here and their tour page here.

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Raccoon Tales by Joy Dekok

Joy DeKok, author of the children’s book, Raccoon Tales, will be visiting The Cajun Book Lady! Raccoon Tales is the true-life journey in the first year of the lives of these little “wash bears.”Written in easy-to-read verse, author, Joy DeKok, tells the story with tenderness and energy.

Readers will leave the story glad they came, knowing more about raccoons, and what a wild animal rescue and release looks like. Illustrator Leslie Helen Colwin’s art brings the story to life.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Straight Talk for Teenage Girls by Annette Fuson

Annette Fuson, author of the family self-help book, Straight Talk for Teenage Girls, will be visiting The Children and Teen’s Book Connection! Straight Talk for Teenage Girls is information to help teen girls make better choices about life situations so they will grow to adulthood successfully. Topics include: self-esteem, dealing with emotions, making decisions, friendships with girls/boys, getting out of bad situations, handling mistakes and reaching goals. Because of the self-tests, case studies at each chapter and the 50 questions from real girls, adults who work with teens use the book for discussions. The information comes from classes taught in school for over 20 years. The book is up-beat, positive and easy to understand. The mission is to help all girls make choices that will lead to a happier life.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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The Cutting by James Hayman

James Hayman, author of the thriller, The Cutting, will be visiting Joseph’s Review Blog! NYPD homicide detective Mike McCabe left New York for Maine to escape his own dark past and to find a refuge from the violence of the big city for himself and his teenaged daughter, but on the fog-shrouded, cobblestone streets of Portland he finds far more than he bargained for. On a warm September evening the mutilated body of Katie Dubois, a pretty high school soccer star, turns up, dumped in a Portland scrap yard. Her heart has been neatly and expertly cut from her body. The same day Lucinda Cassidy, a young Portland business-woman and competitive runner, disappears during her morning jog. Soon other bodies turn up. All young, all blond, all athletes. Very quickly McCabe discovers he’s on the trail of no ordinary killer. Rather his prey is a brilliant, psychopathic surgeon who kills in a bizarre way to satisfy his own strange and frightening desires. McCabe knows he has to move fast. He has less than one week to find the killer before Cassidy dies and Casey, McCabe’s own daughter is threatened. He also knows the clock is ticking.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Devil's Food Cake by Josi S. Kilpack

Josi Kilpack, author of the culinary mystery, Devil’s Food Cake, will be visiting Reading at the Beach! It’s been years since author Thom Mortenson has been back to Garrison, Colorado. As part of the library fundraising committee, who invited him to speak, Sadie Hoffmiller wants everything to be perfect—right down to the homemade Devil’s Food Cake she made herself. Murder, however, was not on the menu. When Thom’s manager ends up dead on stage, Sadie does what any woman with a history of solving murders does–jumps right in to offer her guidance and expertise. The police, however, are not very appreciative. In fact, they’d rather she just go home. But can Sadie help it if she keeps stumbling over information? Can she help it if the people intricately woven into the deception keep crossing her path? The more she learns, the broader the spectrum becomes and when the police refuse to take her seriously, Sadie has no choice but to sidestep them altogether in the pursuit of justice. With her son Shawn at her side, her reputation on the line, and a full cast of suspicious characters, Sadie Hoffmiller is once again cooking her way through a case that offers far more questions than answers.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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The Wounds Have Healed...The Scars Are Bleeding by Lindon King

Lindon King, author of the inspirational religious book, The Wounds Have Healed…The Scars Are Bleeding, will be visiting Vintage DM! “The Wounds Have Healed…The Scars Are Bleeding!” is a compelling work that blends history with social commentary. Given its timely message, Lindon J. King’s work may appeal to a wide variety of readers. Have you struggled with weight, wellness, addictions, relationships or work? This spiritually based book is set up with the idea that when you begin reading it, it will lull you comfortably into motivation and creating changes “now”. Essentially, when you open the book you are on a journey and as you read you have opportunities to “drive” or apply these ideas into your life. The book is set up as a no-excuses approach; if you say you believe in scripture you can’t pick and choose when to apply scripture to your life; it’s immediate connection which also, helps take immediate action. You may be comfortably motivated but it may bring upheaval and some hard truth to swallow, so be prepared for no-excuses scripture to change your life.

You can visit his tour page here.

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Murder in Baker Company by Cilla McCain

Cilla McCain, author of the true crime military book MURDER IN BAKER COMPANY: How Four American Soldiers Killed One of Their Own, will be visiting Spouse Calls and You GOTTA Read This! Murder in Baker Company begins as a journey to uncover the truth about what happened to Army Specialist Richard Davis. By using court transcripts, personal interviews, and police records, Cilla McCain unfolds the events of the case and soon reveals a disturbing, eye-opening look into today’s military that goes beyond the Davis case and that affects all troops and their families. Soldiers are handed antipsychotic drugs and sent into battle. Treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder is stigmatized. Gang members carry their affiliation from the streets to the barracks. And many of our soldiers are forced to face down two separate enemies, one in the same uniform they wear. By the end of the book the reader will learn the devastating truth about the injustice and disrespect our military families are forced to endure when their soldier dies a non-combat death.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Flaherty's Crossing by Kaylin McFarren

Kaylin McFarren, author of the women’s contemporary fiction, Flaherty’s Crossing, will be visiting (no stop today)! From Pacific Northwest’s award-winning author Kaylin McFarren comes a powerful novel about love, loss, and the power of forgiveness… Successful yet emotionally stifled artist Kate Flaherty stands at the deathbed of her estranged father, conflicted by his morphine-induced confession exposing his part in her mother’s death. While racing home, Kate’s car mishap leads her to a soul-searching discussion with a lone diner employee, prompting Kate to confront the true reasons her marriage hangs in the balance. When her night takes an unexpected turn, however, she flees for her life, a life desperate for faith that can only be found through her ability to forgive.

You can visit her online at www.kaylinmcfarren.com, her book’s website at www.flahertyscrossing.com or her tour page here.

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An Axe to Grind by F.M. Meredith

F.M. Meredith, author of the crime novel, An Axe to Grind, will be visiting Rundpinne! Detective Doug Milligan and his partner question suspects in the murder of a stalker including the stalker’s target, her boyfriend, father and brother, as well as the stalker’s step-father. The investigation leaves little time for Doug to see his fiancée and fellow officer, Stacey Wilbur. Stacey handles a molestation case which involves the son of a friend. She and her mother talk wedding plans, though all must wait until Doug’s renter, Officer Gordon Butler finds another place to live. When Doug disappears while tailing a suspect, Stacey sets out to find him, hoping she can reach him time.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Life Choices by Judi Moreo & friends

Judi Moreo and twenty-five other authors of the motivational book, Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths, will be visiting Between The Pages! If you feel “stuck” in a situation that appears to be beyond your control, these stories will show you how others have coped with crisis and uncertainty, made tough choices and positive changes in order to find deeper meaning and satisfaction in their relationships and learned to live with purpose every day. Rarely do we find a book that addresses so many different challenges. Life Choices does this in a powerful and inspiring way. This book is about experiences, the people who lived them, and how they created successful lives. From values and self-fulfillment to legacy, this book offers new resources for people who have tough choices to make every day.

You can visit the book’s website here or her tour page here.

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Vampyre Blood by George Earl Parker

George Earl Parker, author of the literary fiction novel, Vampyre Blood – Eight Pints of Trouble, will be visiting Simply Stacie! When young New Orleans lawyer Bradley Harrington Chester III lies dying in the street after being hit by a speeding car, it seems that his life is over. But as his spirit drifts away toward a distant light, he is approached by an exotic fellow who claims to be both the Count Dracula of legend, and a violin player for The Techno Zombies, a Goth rock band on a world tour. Populated by loveable rogues, scheming lawyers, and thieving gypsies, Vampyre Blood-Eight-Pints of Trouble is an insane romp through New Orleans, illustrating the intensity of our human desire to get what we want at any cost, and the strange places that desire can lead to.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Forty-eight X by Barry Pollack

Barry Pollack, author of the contemporary science fiction thriller, Forty-Eight X :The Lemuria Project, will be visiting Dan’s Journal and Pick of the Literate! On the tropical island of Diego Garcia in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the United States has gathered together its most talented geneticists to work on the top-secret Lemuria Project. These secret experiments create a revolutionary new warrior so strong and so valiant that the age of casualties of war would become only a sad and distant memory. Haunted by a dark and dangerous past, Colonel Link McGraw is the officer chosen to train these new soldiers. He understands the rules of engagement and agrees to serve his country, reestablish his professional reputation, and secure his freedom in the process. As a trained and commissioned officer in the United States Armed Forces, McGraw knows what constitutes the perfect soldier: following orders without question.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Small Change by Sheila Roberts

Sheila Roberts, author of the contemporary women’s fiction novel, Small Change, will be visiting Blogging Authors! Rachel, Jessica, and Tiffany all share a difficult secret: they’re all struggling with major financial problems. A sudden divorce has turned Rachel from a stay-at-home mom to a strapped-for-cash divorcee about to enter the workforce for the first time. Tiffany’s spending has been out of control for years, and her mounting credit card bills have put a major strain on her marriage. And Jessica just had the rug pulled out from under her. After struggling her entire life to make ends meet, she’s just gotten engaged to a man with a big bank account…and now he’s asked her to sign a pre-nup.When the women share their problems at their weekly crafting group, they decide to band together to take control of their finances. As they struggle to bring balance back to their checkbooks and their lives, they learn that some things in life, like good friends, are truly priceless.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Hiking Through by Paul V. Stutzman

Paul V. Stutzman, author of the memoir, Hiking Through: Finding Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail, will be visiting Appalachian Nature Examiner! After losing his wife to breast cancer, Paul Stutzman decided to make some big changes. He quit his job of seventeen years and embarked upon a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, a 2,176-mile stretch of varying terrain spanning fourteen states. During his nearly five-month-long hike, he battled brutal trail conditions and overwhelming loneliness, but also enjoyed spectacular scenery and trail camaraderie. With breathtaking descriptions and humorous anecdotes from his travels, Stutzman reveals how immersing himself in nature and befriending fellow hikers helped him recover from a devastating loss. Somewhere between Georgia and Maine, he realized that God had been with him every step of the way, and on a famous path through the wilderness, he found his own path to peace and freedom.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Alphatudes by Michele Wahlder

Michele Wahlder, author of the self-help/inspirational book, Alphatudes – The Alphabet of Gratitude, will be visiting The Hot Author Report! Alphatudes reveals the unexpected and simple secret of living a joyful life – gratitude. In a world obsessed with negativity, we must deliberately choose to focus on the positive. The good news is that the homework is already done! Alphatudes utilizes our earliest grade school victory—the ABCs— to achieve an even greater victory: a sustainable shift in your thinking that leads to contentment, optimism and peace of mind. An alphatude is defined as: a person, place or thing for which one alphabetically expresses gratitude. Filled with vibrant illustrations, Alphatudes takes you on an inspiring 26-step journey where you’ll discover how to: heighten your awareness of life’s daily gifts; attract opportunities with a positive mind-set; find blessings in difficult situations; and free yourself from worry, negativity and resentment. Legendary recording artist Olivia Newton-John has graciously provided a free download of her beautiful song, “Grace and Gratitude”, with the purchase of this extraordinary book.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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A Note From an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker

Bill Walker, author of the soul searching romance novel, A Note From an Old Acquaintance, will be visiting Book Dragon’s Lair! Brian Weller is a haunted man. It’s been two years since the tragic accident that left his three-year-old son dead and his wife in an irreversible coma.

A popular author of mega-selling thrillers, Brian’s life has reached a crossroads: his new book is stalled, his wife’s prognosis is dire, and he teeters on the brink of despair. Filled with tender romance and taut suspense, A Note from an Old Acquaintance is an unforgettable story about fate, honor, and the power of true love.

You can visit his website at here or his tour page here.

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Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

Vincent Zandri, author of the thriller novel, Moonlight Falls, will be visiting Blogcritics and The Story Behind the Book! Moonlight Falls is the Albany, New York-based paranoid tale (in the Hitchcock tradition) of former APD Detective turned Private Investigator/Massage Therapist, Richard “Dick” Moonlight, who believes he might be responsible for the brutal slaying by knife of his illicit lover, the beautiful Scarlet Montana. The situation is made all the worse since Scarlet is the wife of Moonlight’s boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana. Why does Moonlight believe he might be responsible? He’s got a small fragment of a .22 hollow point round buried inside his brain, lodge directly up against his cerebral cortex. The result of a botched suicide attempt four years prior to the novel’s start, an operation to remove the bullt frag would be too dangerous. But the bullet causes Moonlight lots of problems, the least of which are the occasional memory loss and his rational ability to tell right from wrong. The bullet frag also might shift at any moment, making coma and/or sudden death, a very real possibility.

You can visit his website here or his tour page here.

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Pump Up Your Book’s March 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour – Day 18

Posted by admin on March 24, 2010

Welcome to Day Eighteen of Pump Up Your Book’s March 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour! 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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Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan

Christa Allan, author of the women’s fiction novel, Walking on Broken Glass, will be visiting Introducing Writer’s Radio Show and The Story Behind the Book! Thornton’s life, like her Southern Living home, has great curb appeal. But a paralyzing encounter with a can of frozen apple juice in the supermarket shatters the façade, forcing her to admit that all is not as it appears. When her best friend gets in Leah’s face about her reliance on alcohol to avoid dealing with her life, Leah must make an agonizing choice. Seek help against her husband’s wishes? Or—put herself first for once? Joy and sadness converge and unwelcome insights intrude, testing Leah’s commitment to sobriety, her marriage, her motherhood, and her faith.

You can visit Christa’s website at www.christaallan.com or her official tour page here.

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The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

Sarah Addison Allen, author of the southern magic realism novel, The Girl Who Chased the Moon, will be visiting A Few More Pages! In her latest enchanting novel, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen invites you to a quirky little Southern town with more magic than a full Carolina moon.Here two very different women discover how to find their place in the world…no matter how out of place they feel. Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor bakes hope in the form of cakes. In this town of lovable misfits, maybe the right answer is the one that just feels…different.

You can visit Sarah’s website at www.sarahaddisonallen.com or her official tour page here.

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The Big Book of Soul by Stephanie Rose Bird

Stephanie Rose Bird, author of the new age book, The Big Book of Soul: The Ultimate Guide to the African-American Spirit will be visiting Color Online! Soul is the essence of African American culture–the ingredient that makes it tick. In The Big Book of Soul, writer and herbalist Stephanie Rose Bird takes us on an amazing journey into the ancient traditions of mysticism, spirituality, and mythology that lie beneath this uniquely African American experience.

Bird explores the healing, magic, and divination traditions of ancient African earth-based spirituality, and traces how these practices have evolved in contemporary African American culture. Along the way she offers recipes, rituals and resources that you can use to heal your life.

You can visit Stephanie’s website at www.stephanierosebird.com or her official tour page here.

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Letter to My Daughter by George Bishop

George Bishop, author of the mother and daughter relationship novel, Letter to My Daughter, will be visiting Book Reviews by Buuklvr81 and The Cajun Book Lady! A fight, ended by a slap, sends Elizabeth out the door of her Baton Rouge home on the eve of her fifteenth birthday. Her mother, Laura, is left to fret and worry—and remember. Wracked with guilt as she awaits Liz’s return, Laura begins a letter to her daughter, hoping to convey “everything I’ve always meant to tell you but never have.” In her painfully candid confession, Laura shares memories of her own troubled adolescence in rural Louisiana, growing up in an intensely conservative household. Absorbing and affirming, George Bishop’s magnificent debut brilliantly captures a sense of time and place with a distinct and inviting voice. Letter to My Daughter is a heartwrenching novel of mothers, daughters, and the lessons we all learn when we come of age.

You can visit George’s tour page here.

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The Big Picture by Kevin Coupe & Michael Sansolo

Kevin Coupe and Michael Sansolo, authors of the business book, The Big Picture: Essential Business Lessons from the Movies, will be visiting Customers Rock and Book Tours and More! Movies are magical. They can release us from the stress of everyday life. But movies also contain valuable lessons to improve the way we do business. In their entertaining new book, The Big Picture: Essential Business Lessons From the Movies, authors Kevin Coupe and Michael Sansolo show how to use the stories in movies to solve problems in business. From The Godfather to Tootsie, from The Wedding Singer to Babe, the authors use more than sixty of their favorite movies to teach important lessons about branding, customer service, leadership, planning, ethics, and innovation. Readers learn how to use stories from the movies to communicate clearly with employees, clients, and customers.

You can visit their website here and their tour page here.

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Raccoon Tales by Joy Dekok

Joy DeKok, author of the children’s book, Raccoon Tales, will be visiting A Mom After God’s Own Heart! Raccoon Tales is the true-life journey in the first year of the lives of these little “wash bears.”Written in easy-to-read verse, author, Joy DeKok, tells the story with tenderness and energy.

Readers will leave the story glad they came, knowing more about raccoons, and what a wild animal rescue and release looks like. Illustrator Leslie Helen Colwin’s art brings the story to life.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Straight Talk for Teenage Girls by Annette Fuson

Annette Fuson, author of the family self-help book, Straight Talk for Teenage Girls, will be visiting Pump Up Your Book! Straight Talk for Teenage Girls is information to help teen girls make better choices about life situations so they will grow to adulthood successfully. Topics include: self-esteem, dealing with emotions, making decisions, friendships with girls/boys, getting out of bad situations, handling mistakes and reaching goals. Because of the self-tests, case studies at each chapter and the 50 questions from real girls, adults who work with teens use the book for discussions. The information comes from classes taught in school for over 20 years. The book is up-beat, positive and easy to understand. The mission is to help all girls make choices that will lead to a happier life.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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The Cutting by James Hayman

James Hayman, author of the thriller, The Cutting, will be visiting Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers and Book Tours and More! NYPD homicide detective Mike McCabe left New York for Maine to escape his own dark past and to find a refuge from the violence of the big city for himself and his teenaged daughter, but on the fog-shrouded, cobblestone streets of Portland he finds far more than he bargained for. On a warm September evening the mutilated body of Katie Dubois, a pretty high school soccer star, turns up, dumped in a Portland scrap yard. Her heart has been neatly and expertly cut from her body. The same day Lucinda Cassidy, a young Portland business-woman and competitive runner, disappears during her morning jog. Soon other bodies turn up. All young, all blond, all athletes. Very quickly McCabe discovers he’s on the trail of no ordinary killer. Rather his prey is a brilliant, psychopathic surgeon who kills in a bizarre way to satisfy his own strange and frightening desires. McCabe knows he has to move fast. He has less than one week to find the killer before Cassidy dies and Casey, McCabe’s own daughter is threatened. He also knows the clock is ticking.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Devil's Food Cake by Josi S. Kilpack

Josi Kilpack, author of the culinary mystery, Devil’s Food Cake, will be visiting The Book Faery Reviews and Simply Stacie! It’s been years since author Thom Mortenson has been back to Garrison, Colorado. As part of the library fundraising committee, who invited him to speak, Sadie Hoffmiller wants everything to be perfect—right down to the homemade Devil’s Food Cake she made herself. Murder, however, was not on the menu. When Thom’s manager ends up dead on stage, Sadie does what any woman with a history of solving murders does–jumps right in to offer her guidance and expertise. The police, however, are not very appreciative. In fact, they’d rather she just go home. But can Sadie help it if she keeps stumbling over information? Can she help it if the people intricately woven into the deception keep crossing her path? The more she learns, the broader the spectrum becomes and when the police refuse to take her seriously, Sadie has no choice but to sidestep them altogether in the pursuit of justice. With her son Shawn at her side, her reputation on the line, and a full cast of suspicious characters, Sadie Hoffmiller is once again cooking her way through a case that offers far more questions than answers.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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The Wounds Have Healed...The Scars Are Bleeding by Lindon King

Lindon King, author of the inspirational religious book, The Wounds Have Healed…The Scars Are Bleeding, will be visiting ! “The Wounds Have Healed…The Scars Are Bleeding!” is a compelling work that blends history with social commentary. Given its timely message, Lindon J. King’s work may appeal to a wide variety of readers. Have you struggled with weight, wellness, addictions, relationships or work? This spiritually based book is set up with the idea that when you begin reading it, it will lull you comfortably into motivation and creating changes “now”. Essentially, when you open the book you are on a journey and as you read you have opportunities to “drive” or apply these ideas into your life. The book is set up as a no-excuses approach; if you say you believe in scripture you can’t pick and choose when to apply scripture to your life; it’s immediate connection which also, helps take immediate action. You may be comfortably motivated but it may bring upheaval and some hard truth to swallow, so be prepared for no-excuses scripture to change your life.

You can visit his tour page here.

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Murder in Baker Company by Cilla McCain

Cilla McCain, author of the true crime military book MURDER IN BAKER COMPANY: How Four American Soldiers Killed One of Their Own, will be visiting Examiner and Divine Caroline! Murder in Baker Company begins as a journey to uncover the truth about what happened to Army Specialist Richard Davis. By using court transcripts, personal interviews, and police records, Cilla McCain unfolds the events of the case and soon reveals a disturbing, eye-opening look into today’s military that goes beyond the Davis case and that affects all troops and their families. Soldiers are handed antipsychotic drugs and sent into battle. Treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder is stigmatized. Gang members carry their affiliation from the streets to the barracks. And many of our soldiers are forced to face down two separate enemies, one in the same uniform they wear. By the end of the book the reader will learn the devastating truth about the injustice and disrespect our military families are forced to endure when their soldier dies a non-combat death.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Flaherty's Crossing by Kaylin McFarren

Kaylin McFarren, author of the women’s contemporary fiction, Flaherty’s Crossing, will be visiting The Hot Author Report! From Pacific Northwest’s award-winning author Kaylin McFarren comes a powerful novel about love, loss, and the power of forgiveness… Successful yet emotionally stifled artist Kate Flaherty stands at the deathbed of her estranged father, conflicted by his morphine-induced confession exposing his part in her mother’s death. While racing home, Kate’s car mishap leads her to a soul-searching discussion with a lone diner employee, prompting Kate to confront the true reasons her marriage hangs in the balance. When her night takes an unexpected turn, however, she flees for her life, a life desperate for faith that can only be found through her ability to forgive.

You can visit her online at www.kaylinmcfarren.com, her book’s website at www.flahertyscrossing.com or her tour page here.

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An Axe to Grind by F.M. Meredith

F.M. Meredith, author of the crime novel, An Axe to Grind, will be visiting Cafe of Dreams! Detective Doug Milligan and his partner question suspects in the murder of a stalker including the stalker’s target, her boyfriend, father and brother, as well as the stalker’s step-father. The investigation leaves little time for Doug to see his fiancée and fellow officer, Stacey Wilbur. Stacey handles a molestation case which involves the son of a friend. She and her mother talk wedding plans, though all must wait until Doug’s renter, Officer Gordon Butler finds another place to live. When Doug disappears while tailing a suspect, Stacey sets out to find him, hoping she can reach him time.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Life Choices by Judi Moreo & friends

Judi Moreo and twenty-five other authors of the motivational book, Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths, will be visiting Girls Just Reading! If you feel “stuck” in a situation that appears to be beyond your control, these stories will show you how others have coped with crisis and uncertainty, made tough choices and positive changes in order to find deeper meaning and satisfaction in their relationships and learned to live with purpose every day. Rarely do we find a book that addresses so many different challenges. Life Choices does this in a powerful and inspiring way. This book is about experiences, the people who lived them, and how they created successful lives. From values and self-fulfillment to legacy, this book offers new resources for people who have tough choices to make every day.

You can visit the book’s website here or her tour page here.

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Vampyre Blood by George Earl Parker

George Earl Parker, author of the literary fiction novel, Vampyre Blood – Eight Pints of Trouble, will be visiting Jen’s Book Talk! When young New Orleans lawyer Bradley Harrington Chester III lies dying in the street after being hit by a speeding car, it seems that his life is over. But as his spirit drifts away toward a distant light, he is approached by an exotic fellow who claims to be both the Count Dracula of legend, and a violin player for The Techno Zombies, a Goth rock band on a world tour. Populated by loveable rogues, scheming lawyers, and thieving gypsies, Vampyre Blood-Eight-Pints of Trouble is an insane romp through New Orleans, illustrating the intensity of our human desire to get what we want at any cost, and the strange places that desire can lead to.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Forty-eight X by Barry Pollack

Barry Pollack, author of the contemporary science fiction thriller, Forty-Eight X :The Lemuria Project, will be visiting Pick of the Literate!  On the tropical island of Diego Garcia in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the United States has gathered together its most talented geneticists to work on the top-secret Lemuria Project. These secret experiments create a revolutionary new warrior so strong and so valiant that the age of casualties of war would become only a sad and distant memory. Haunted by a dark and dangerous past, Colonel Link McGraw is the officer chosen to train these new soldiers. He understands the rules of engagement and agrees to serve his country, reestablish his professional reputation, and secure his freedom in the process. As a trained and commissioned officer in the United States Armed Forces, McGraw knows what constitutes the perfect soldier: following orders without question.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Small Change by Sheila Roberts

Sheila Roberts, author of the contemporary women’s fiction novel, Small Change, will be visiting Book Marketing Buzz!  Rachel, Jessica, and Tiffany all share a difficult secret: they’re all struggling with major financial problems. A sudden divorce has turned Rachel from a stay-at-home mom to a strapped-for-cash divorcee about to enter the workforce for the first time. Tiffany’s spending has been out of control for years, and her mounting credit card bills have put a major strain on her marriage. And Jessica just had the rug pulled out from under her. After struggling her entire life to make ends meet, she’s just gotten engaged to a man with a big bank account…and now he’s asked her to sign a pre-nup.When the women share their problems at their weekly crafting group, they decide to band together to take control of their finances. As they struggle to bring balance back to their checkbooks and their lives, they learn that some things in life, like good friends, are truly priceless.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Hiking Through by Paul V. Stutzman

Paul V. Stutzman, author of the memoir, Hiking Through: Finding Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail, will be visiting As The Pages Turn!  After losing his wife to breast cancer, Paul Stutzman decided to make some big changes. He quit his job of seventeen years and embarked upon a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, a 2,176-mile stretch of varying terrain spanning fourteen states. During his nearly five-month-long hike, he battled brutal trail conditions and overwhelming loneliness, but also enjoyed spectacular scenery and trail camaraderie. With breathtaking descriptions and humorous anecdotes from his travels, Stutzman reveals how immersing himself in nature and befriending fellow hikers helped him recover from a devastating loss. Somewhere between Georgia and Maine, he realized that God had been with him every step of the way, and on a famous path through the wilderness, he found his own path to peace and freedom.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Alphatudes by Michele Wahlder

Michele Wahlder, author of the self-help/inspirational book, Alphatudes – The Alphabet of Gratitude, will be visiting Ask Wendy! Alphatudes reveals the unexpected and simple secret of living a joyful life – gratitude. In a world obsessed with negativity, we must deliberately choose to focus on the positive. The good news is that the homework is already done! Alphatudes utilizes our earliest grade school victory—the ABCs— to achieve an even greater victory: a sustainable shift in your thinking that leads to contentment, optimism and peace of mind. An alphatude is defined as: a person, place or thing for which one alphabetically expresses gratitude. Filled with vibrant illustrations, Alphatudes takes you on an inspiring 26-step journey where you’ll discover how to: heighten your awareness of life’s daily gifts; attract opportunities with a positive mind-set; find blessings in difficult situations; and free yourself from worry, negativity and resentment. Legendary recording artist Olivia Newton-John has graciously provided a free download of her beautiful song, “Grace and Gratitude”, with the purchase of this extraordinary book.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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A Note From an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker

Bill Walker, author of the soul searching romance novel, A Note From an Old Acquaintance, will be visiting Book Rat! Brian Weller is a haunted man. It’s been two years since the tragic accident that left his three-year-old son dead and his wife in an irreversible coma.

A popular author of mega-selling thrillers, Brian’s life has reached a crossroads: his new book is stalled, his wife’s prognosis is dire, and he teeters on the brink of despair. Filled with tender romance and taut suspense, A Note from an Old Acquaintance is an unforgettable story about fate, honor, and the power of true love.

You can visit his website at here or his tour page here.

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Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

Vincent Zandri, author of the thriller novel, Moonlight Falls, will be visiting I’d Rather be Changing Diapers! Moonlight Falls is the Albany, New York-based paranoid tale (in the Hitchcock tradition) of former APD Detective turned Private Investigator/Massage Therapist, Richard “Dick” Moonlight, who believes he might be responsible for the brutal slaying by knife of his illicit lover, the beautiful Scarlet Montana. The situation is made all the worse since Scarlet is the wife of Moonlight’s boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana. Why does Moonlight believe he might be responsible? He’s got a small fragment of a .22 hollow point round buried inside his brain, lodge directly up against his cerebral cortex. The result of a botched suicide attempt four years prior to the novel’s start, an operation to remove the bullt frag would be too dangerous. But the bullet causes Moonlight lots of problems, the least of which are the occasional memory loss and his rational ability to tell right from wrong. The bullet frag also might shift at any moment, making coma and/or sudden death, a very real possibility.

You can visit his website here or his tour page here.

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Pump Up Your Book’s March 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour – Day 17

Posted by admin on March 23, 2010

Welcome to Day Seventeen of Pump Up Your Book’s March 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour! 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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Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan

Christa Allan, author of the women’s fiction novel, Walking on Broken Glass, will be visiting The Story Behind the Book! Thornton’s life, like her Southern Living home, has great curb appeal. But a paralyzing encounter with a can of frozen apple juice in the supermarket shatters the façade, forcing her to admit that all is not as it appears. When her best friend gets in Leah’s face about her reliance on alcohol to avoid dealing with her life, Leah must make an agonizing choice. Seek help against her husband’s wishes? Or—put herself first for once? Joy and sadness converge and unwelcome insights intrude, testing Leah’s commitment to sobriety, her marriage, her motherhood, and her faith.

You can visit Christa’s website at www.christaallan.com or her official tour page here.

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The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

Sarah Addison Allen, author of the southern magic realism novel, The Girl Who Chased the Moon, will be visiting Rundpinne and Peeking Between the Pages!  In her latest enchanting novel, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen invites you to a quirky little Southern town with more magic than a full Carolina moon.Here two very different women discover how to find their place in the world…no matter how out of place they feel. Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor bakes hope in the form of cakes. In this town of lovable misfits, maybe the right answer is the one that just feels…different.

You can visit Sarah’s website at www.sarahaddisonallen.com or her official tour page here.

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The Big Book of Soul by Stephanie Rose Bird

Stephanie Rose Bird, author of the new age book, The Big Book of Soul: The Ultimate Guide to the African-American Spirit will be visiting Broowaha! Soul is the essence of African American culture–the ingredient that makes it tick. In The Big Book of Soul, writer and herbalist Stephanie Rose Bird takes us on an amazing journey into the ancient traditions of mysticism, spirituality, and mythology that lie beneath this uniquely African American experience.

Bird explores the healing, magic, and divination traditions of ancient African earth-based spirituality, and traces how these practices have evolved in contemporary African American culture. Along the way she offers recipes, rituals and resources that you can use to heal your life.

You can visit Stephanie’s website at www.stephanierosebird.com or her official tour page here.

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Letter to My Daughter by George Bishop

George Bishop, author of the mother and daughter relationship novel, Letter to My Daughter, will be visiting A Mom After God’s Own Heart and Jen’s Book Talk! A fight, ended by a slap, sends Elizabeth out the door of her Baton Rouge home on the eve of her fifteenth birthday. Her mother, Laura, is left to fret and worry—and remember. Wracked with guilt as she awaits Liz’s return, Laura begins a letter to her daughter, hoping to convey “everything I’ve always meant to tell you but never have.” In her painfully candid confession, Laura shares memories of her own troubled adolescence in rural Louisiana, growing up in an intensely conservative household. Absorbing and affirming, George Bishop’s magnificent debut brilliantly captures a sense of time and place with a distinct and inviting voice. Letter to My Daughter is a heartwrenching novel of mothers, daughters, and the lessons we all learn when we come of age.

You can visit George’s tour page here.

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The Big Picture by Kevin Coupe & Michael Sansolo

Kevin Coupe and Michael Sansolo, authors of the business book, The Big Picture: Essential Business Lessons from the Movies, will be visiting Obsession with Reading! Movies are magical. They can release us from the stress of everyday life. But movies also contain valuable lessons to improve the way we do business. In their entertaining new book, The Big Picture: Essential Business Lessons From the Movies, authors Kevin Coupe and Michael Sansolo show how to use the stories in movies to solve problems in business. From The Godfather to Tootsie, from The Wedding Singer to Babe, the authors use more than sixty of their favorite movies to teach important lessons about branding, customer service, leadership, planning, ethics, and innovation. Readers learn how to use stories from the movies to communicate clearly with employees, clients, and customers.

You can visit their website here and their tour page here.

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Raccoon Tales by Joy Dekok

Joy DeKok, author of the children’s book, Raccoon Tales, will be visiting Book Tours and More! Raccoon Tales is the true-life journey in the first year of the lives of these little “wash bears.”Written in easy-to-read verse, author, Joy DeKok, tells the story with tenderness and energy.

Readers will leave the story glad they came, knowing more about raccoons, and what a wild animal rescue and release looks like. Illustrator Leslie Helen Colwin’s art brings the story to life.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Straight Talk for Teenage Girls by Annette Fuson

Annette Fuson, author of the family self-help book, Straight Talk for Teenage Girls, will be visiting (no stop today)! Straight Talk for Teenage Girls is information to help teen girls make better choices about life situations so they will grow to adulthood successfully. Topics include: self-esteem, dealing with emotions, making decisions, friendships with girls/boys, getting out of bad situations, handling mistakes and reaching goals. Because of the self-tests, case studies at each chapter and the 50 questions from real girls, adults who work with teens use the book for discussions. The information comes from classes taught in school for over 20 years. The book is up-beat, positive and easy to understand. The mission is to help all girls make choices that will lead to a happier life.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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The Cutting by James Hayman

James Hayman, author of the thriller, The Cutting, will be visiting CMash Loves to Read! NYPD homicide detective Mike McCabe left New York for Maine to escape his own dark past and to find a refuge from the violence of the big city for himself and his teenaged daughter, but on the fog-shrouded, cobblestone streets of Portland he finds far more than he bargained for. On a warm September evening the mutilated body of Katie Dubois, a pretty high school soccer star, turns up, dumped in a Portland scrap yard. Her heart has been neatly and expertly cut from her body. The same day Lucinda Cassidy, a young Portland business-woman and competitive runner, disappears during her morning jog. Soon other bodies turn up. All young, all blond, all athletes. Very quickly McCabe discovers he’s on the trail of no ordinary killer. Rather his prey is a brilliant, psychopathic surgeon who kills in a bizarre way to satisfy his own strange and frightening desires. McCabe knows he has to move fast. He has less than one week to find the killer before Cassidy dies and Casey, McCabe’s own daughter is threatened. He also knows the clock is ticking.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Devil's Food Cake by Josi S. Kilpack

Josi Kilpack, author of the culinary mystery, Devil’s Food Cake, will be visiting (no stop today)! It’s been years since author Thom Mortenson has been back to Garrison, Colorado. As part of the library fundraising committee, who invited him to speak, Sadie Hoffmiller wants everything to be perfect—right down to the homemade Devil’s Food Cake she made herself. Murder, however, was not on the menu. When Thom’s manager ends up dead on stage, Sadie does what any woman with a history of solving murders does–jumps right in to offer her guidance and expertise. The police, however, are not very appreciative. In fact, they’d rather she just go home. But can Sadie help it if she keeps stumbling over information? Can she help it if the people intricately woven into the deception keep crossing her path? The more she learns, the broader the spectrum becomes and when the police refuse to take her seriously, Sadie has no choice but to sidestep them altogether in the pursuit of justice. With her son Shawn at her side, her reputation on the line, and a full cast of suspicious characters, Sadie Hoffmiller is once again cooking her way through a case that offers far more questions than answers.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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The Wounds Have Healed...The Scars Are Bleeding by Lindon King

Lindon King, author of the inspirational religious book, The Wounds Have Healed…The Scars Are Bleeding, will be visiting Paperback Writer! “The Wounds Have Healed…The Scars Are Bleeding!” is a compelling work that blends history with social commentary. Given its timely message, Lindon J. King’s work may appeal to a wide variety of readers. Have you struggled with weight, wellness, addictions, relationships or work? This spiritually based book is set up with the idea that when you begin reading it, it will lull you comfortably into motivation and creating changes “now”. Essentially, when you open the book you are on a journey and as you read you have opportunities to “drive” or apply these ideas into your life. The book is set up as a no-excuses approach; if you say you believe in scripture you can’t pick and choose when to apply scripture to your life; it’s immediate connection which also, helps take immediate action. You may be comfortably motivated but it may bring upheaval and some hard truth to swallow, so be prepared for no-excuses scripture to change your life.

You can visit his tour page here.

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Murder in Baker Company by Cilla McCain

Cilla McCain, author of the true crime military book MURDER IN BAKER COMPANY: How Four American Soldiers Killed One of Their Own, will be visiting You GOTTA Read This! Murder in Baker Company begins as a journey to uncover the truth about what happened to Army Specialist Richard Davis. By using court transcripts, personal interviews, and police records, Cilla McCain unfolds the events of the case and soon reveals a disturbing, eye-opening look into today’s military that goes beyond the Davis case and that affects all troops and their families. Soldiers are handed antipsychotic drugs and sent into battle. Treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder is stigmatized. Gang members carry their affiliation from the streets to the barracks. And many of our soldiers are forced to face down two separate enemies, one in the same uniform they wear. By the end of the book the reader will learn the devastating truth about the injustice and disrespect our military families are forced to endure when their soldier dies a non-combat death.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Flaherty's Crossing by Kaylin McFarren

Kaylin McFarren, author of the women’s contemporary fiction, Flaherty’s Crossing, will be visiting A Book and A Chat Radio Show! From Pacific Northwest’s award-winning author Kaylin McFarren comes a powerful novel about love, loss, and the power of forgiveness… Successful yet emotionally stifled artist Kate Flaherty stands at the deathbed of her estranged father, conflicted by his morphine-induced confession exposing his part in her mother’s death. While racing home, Kate’s car mishap leads her to a soul-searching discussion with a lone diner employee, prompting Kate to confront the true reasons her marriage hangs in the balance. When her night takes an unexpected turn, however, she flees for her life, a life desperate for faith that can only be found through her ability to forgive.

You can visit her online at www.kaylinmcfarren.com, her book’s website at www.flahertyscrossing.com or her tour page here.

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An Axe to Grind by F.M. Meredith

F.M. Meredith, author of the crime novel, An Axe to Grind, will be visiting Thoughts in Progress! Detective Doug Milligan and his partner question suspects in the murder of a stalker including the stalker’s target, her boyfriend, father and brother, as well as the stalker’s step-father. The investigation leaves little time for Doug to see his fiancée and fellow officer, Stacey Wilbur. Stacey handles a molestation case which involves the son of a friend. She and her mother talk wedding plans, though all must wait until Doug’s renter, Officer Gordon Butler finds another place to live. When Doug disappears while tailing a suspect, Stacey sets out to find him, hoping she can reach him time.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Life Choices by Judi Moreo & friends

Judi Moreo and twenty-five other authors of the motivational book, Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths, will be visiting Night Owl Reviews! If you feel “stuck” in a situation that appears to be beyond your control, these stories will show you how others have coped with crisis and uncertainty, made tough choices and positive changes in order to find deeper meaning and satisfaction in their relationships and learned to live with purpose every day. Rarely do we find a book that addresses so many different challenges. Life Choices does this in a powerful and inspiring way. This book is about experiences, the people who lived them, and how they created successful lives. From values and self-fulfillment to legacy, this book offers new resources for people who have tough choices to make every day.

You can visit the book’s website here or her tour page here.

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Vampyre Blood by George Earl Parker

George Earl Parker, author of the literary fiction novel, Vampyre Blood – Eight Pints of Trouble, will be visiting Must Read Faster! When young New Orleans lawyer Bradley Harrington Chester III lies dying in the street after being hit by a speeding car, it seems that his life is over. But as his spirit drifts away toward a distant light, he is approached by an exotic fellow who claims to be both the Count Dracula of legend, and a violin player for The Techno Zombies, a Goth rock band on a world tour. Populated by loveable rogues, scheming lawyers, and thieving gypsies, Vampyre Blood-Eight-Pints of Trouble is an insane romp through New Orleans, illustrating the intensity of our human desire to get what we want at any cost, and the strange places that desire can lead to.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Forty-eight X by Barry Pollack

Barry Pollack, author of the contemporary science fiction thriller, Forty-Eight X :The Lemuria Project, will be visiting  Dan’s Journal!  On the tropical island of Diego Garcia in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the United States has gathered together its most talented geneticists to work on the top-secret Lemuria Project. These secret experiments create a revolutionary new warrior so strong and so valiant that the age of casualties of war would become only a sad and distant memory. Haunted by a dark and dangerous past, Colonel Link McGraw is the officer chosen to train these new soldiers. He understands the rules of engagement and agrees to serve his country, reestablish his professional reputation, and secure his freedom in the process. As a trained and commissioned officer in the United States Armed Forces, McGraw knows what constitutes the perfect soldier: following orders without question.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Small Change by Sheila Roberts

Sheila Roberts, author of the contemporary women’s fiction novel, Small Change, will be visiting Blogcritics! Rachel, Jessica, and Tiffany all share a difficult secret: they’re all struggling with major financial problems. A sudden divorce has turned Rachel from a stay-at-home mom to a strapped-for-cash divorcee about to enter the workforce for the first time. Tiffany’s spending has been out of control for years, and her mounting credit card bills have put a major strain on her marriage. And Jessica just had the rug pulled out from under her. After struggling her entire life to make ends meet, she’s just gotten engaged to a man with a big bank account…and now he’s asked her to sign a pre-nup.When the women share their problems at their weekly crafting group, they decide to band together to take control of their finances. As they struggle to bring balance back to their checkbooks and their lives, they learn that some things in life, like good friends, are truly priceless.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Hiking Through by Paul V. Stutzman

Paul V. Stutzman, author of the memoir, Hiking Through: Finding Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail, will be visiting Cafe of  Dreams! After losing his wife to breast cancer, Paul Stutzman decided to make some big changes. He quit his job of seventeen years and embarked upon a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, a 2,176-mile stretch of varying terrain spanning fourteen states. During his nearly five-month-long hike, he battled brutal trail conditions and overwhelming loneliness, but also enjoyed spectacular scenery and trail camaraderie. With breathtaking descriptions and humorous anecdotes from his travels, Stutzman reveals how immersing himself in nature and befriending fellow hikers helped him recover from a devastating loss. Somewhere between Georgia and Maine, he realized that God had been with him every step of the way, and on a famous path through the wilderness, he found his own path to peace and freedom.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Alphatudes by Michele Wahlder

Michele Wahlder, author of the self-help/inspirational book, Alphatudes – The Alphabet of Gratitude, will be visiting Simply Stacie! Alphatudes reveals the unexpected and simple secret of living a joyful life – gratitude. In a world obsessed with negativity, we must deliberately choose to focus on the positive. The good news is that the homework is already done! Alphatudes utilizes our earliest grade school victory—the ABCs— to achieve an even greater victory: a sustainable shift in your thinking that leads to contentment, optimism and peace of mind. An alphatude is defined as: a person, place or thing for which one alphabetically expresses gratitude. Filled with vibrant illustrations, Alphatudes takes you on an inspiring 26-step journey where you’ll discover how to: heighten your awareness of life’s daily gifts; attract opportunities with a positive mind-set; find blessings in difficult situations; and free yourself from worry, negativity and resentment. Legendary recording artist Olivia Newton-John has graciously provided a free download of her beautiful song, “Grace and Gratitude”, with the purchase of this extraordinary book.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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A Note From an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker

Bill Walker, author of the soul searching romance novel, A Note From an Old Acquaintance, will be visiting (no stop today)! Brian Weller is a haunted man. It’s been two years since the tragic accident that left his three-year-old son dead and his wife in an irreversible coma.

A popular author of mega-selling thrillers, Brian’s life has reached a crossroads: his new book is stalled, his wife’s prognosis is dire, and he teeters on the brink of despair. Filled with tender romance and taut suspense, A Note from an Old Acquaintance is an unforgettable story about fate, honor, and the power of true love.

You can visit his website at here or his tour page here.

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Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

Vincent Zandri, author of the thriller novel, Moonlight Falls, will be visiting The Hot Author Report! Moonlight Falls is the Albany, New York-based paranoid tale (in the Hitchcock tradition) of former APD Detective turned Private Investigator/Massage Therapist, Richard “Dick” Moonlight, who believes he might be responsible for the brutal slaying by knife of his illicit lover, the beautiful Scarlet Montana. The situation is made all the worse since Scarlet is the wife of Moonlight’s boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana. Why does Moonlight believe he might be responsible? He’s got a small fragment of a .22 hollow point round buried inside his brain, lodge directly up against his cerebral cortex. The result of a botched suicide attempt four years prior to the novel’s start, an operation to remove the bullt frag would be too dangerous. But the bullet causes Moonlight lots of problems, the least of which are the occasional memory loss and his rational ability to tell right from wrong. The bullet frag also might shift at any moment, making coma and/or sudden death, a very real possibility.

You can visit his website here or his tour page here.

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Pump Up Your Book’s March 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour – Day 16

Posted by admin on March 22, 2010

Welcome to Day Sixteen of Pump Up Your Book’s March 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour! 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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Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan

Christa Allan, author of the women’s fiction novel, Walking on Broken Glass, will be visiting Book Reviews by Buuklvr81! Thornton’s life, like her Southern Living home, has great curb appeal. But a paralyzing encounter with a can of frozen apple juice in the supermarket shatters the façade, forcing her to admit that all is not as it appears. When her best friend gets in Leah’s face about her reliance on alcohol to avoid dealing with her life, Leah must make an agonizing choice. Seek help against her husband’s wishes? Or—put herself first for once? Joy and sadness converge and unwelcome insights intrude, testing Leah’s commitment to sobriety, her marriage, her motherhood, and her faith.

You can visit Christa’s website at www.christaallan.com or her official tour page here.

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The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

Sarah Addison Allen, author of the southern magic realism novel, The Girl Who Chased the Moon, will be visiting Lit and Life! and The Book Faery Reviews!  In her latest enchanting novel, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen invites you to a quirky little Southern town with more magic than a full Carolina moon.Here two very different women discover how to find their place in the world…no matter how out of place they feel. Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor bakes hope in the form of cakes. In this town of lovable misfits, maybe the right answer is the one that just feels…different.

You can visit Sarah’s website at www.sarahaddisonallen.com or her official tour page here.

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The Big Book of Soul by Stephanie Rose Bird

Stephanie Rose Bird, author of the new age book, The Big Book of Soul: The Ultimate Guide to the African-American Spirit will be visiting Reads 4 Pleasure! Soul is the essence of African American culture–the ingredient that makes it tick. In The Big Book of Soul, writer and herbalist Stephanie Rose Bird takes us on an amazing journey into the ancient traditions of mysticism, spirituality, and mythology that lie beneath this uniquely African American experience.

Bird explores the healing, magic, and divination traditions of ancient African earth-based spirituality, and traces how these practices have evolved in contemporary African American culture. Along the way she offers recipes, rituals and resources that you can use to heal your life.

You can visit Stephanie’s website at www.stephanierosebird.com or her official tour page here.

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Letter to My Daughter by George Bishop

George Bishop, author of the mother and daughter relationship novel, Letter to My Daughter, will be visiting Rundpinne! A fight, ended by a slap, sends Elizabeth out the door of her Baton Rouge home on the eve of her fifteenth birthday. Her mother, Laura, is left to fret and worry—and remember. Wracked with guilt as she awaits Liz’s return, Laura begins a letter to her daughter, hoping to convey “everything I’ve always meant to tell you but never have.” In her painfully candid confession, Laura shares memories of her own troubled adolescence in rural Louisiana, growing up in an intensely conservative household. Absorbing and affirming, George Bishop’s magnificent debut brilliantly captures a sense of time and place with a distinct and inviting voice. Letter to My Daughter is a heartwrenching novel of mothers, daughters, and the lessons we all learn when we come of age.

You can visit George’s tour page here.

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The Big Picture by Kevin Coupe & Michael Sansolo

Kevin Coupe and Michael Sansolo, authors of the business book, The Big Picture: Essential Business Lessons from the Movies, will be visiting The Hot Author Report and A Mom After God’s Own Heart! Movies are magical. They can release us from the stress of everyday life. But movies also contain valuable lessons to improve the way we do business. In their entertaining new book, The Big Picture: Essential Business Lessons From the Movies, authors Kevin Coupe and Michael Sansolo show how to use the stories in movies to solve problems in business. From The Godfather to Tootsie, from The Wedding Singer to Babe, the authors use more than sixty of their favorite movies to teach important lessons about branding, customer service, leadership, planning, ethics, and innovation. Readers learn how to use stories from the movies to communicate clearly with employees, clients, and customers.

You can visit their website here and their tour page here.

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Raccoon Tales by Joy Dekok

Joy DeKok, author of the children’s book, Raccoon Tales, will be visiting Jenn’s Book Talk and Lady D books! Raccoon Tales is the true-life journey in the first year of the lives of these little “wash bears.”Written in easy-to-read verse, author, Joy DeKok, tells the story with tenderness and energy.

Readers will leave the story glad they came, knowing more about raccoons, and what a wild animal rescue and release looks like. Illustrator Leslie Helen Colwin’s art brings the story to life.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Straight Talk for Teenage Girls by Annette Fuson

Annette Fuson, author of the family self-help book, Straight Talk for Teenage Girls, will be visiting SMS Book Reviews! Straight Talk for Teenage Girls is information to help teen girls make better choices about life situations so they will grow to adulthood successfully. Topics include: self-esteem, dealing with emotions, making decisions, friendships with girls/boys, getting out of bad situations, handling mistakes and reaching goals. Because of the self-tests, case studies at each chapter and the 50 questions from real girls, adults who work with teens use the book for discussions. The information comes from classes taught in school for over 20 years. The book is up-beat, positive and easy to understand. The mission is to help all girls make choices that will lead to a happier life.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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The Cutting by James Hayman

James Hayman, author of the thriller, The Cutting, will be visiting Carpe Libris! NYPD homicide detective Mike McCabe left New York for Maine to escape his own dark past and to find a refuge from the violence of the big city for himself and his teenaged daughter, but on the fog-shrouded, cobblestone streets of Portland he finds far more than he bargained for. On a warm September evening the mutilated body of Katie Dubois, a pretty high school soccer star, turns up, dumped in a Portland scrap yard. Her heart has been neatly and expertly cut from her body. The same day Lucinda Cassidy, a young Portland business-woman and competitive runner, disappears during her morning jog. Soon other bodies turn up. All young, all blond, all athletes. Very quickly McCabe discovers he’s on the trail of no ordinary killer. Rather his prey is a brilliant, psychopathic surgeon who kills in a bizarre way to satisfy his own strange and frightening desires. McCabe knows he has to move fast. He has less than one week to find the killer before Cassidy dies and Casey, McCabe’s own daughter is threatened. He also knows the clock is ticking.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Devil's Food Cake by Josi S. Kilpack

Josi Kilpack, author of the culinary mystery, Devil’s Food Cake, will be visiting  Dan’s Journal and Pudgy Penguin Persuals! It’s been years since author Thom Mortenson has been back to Garrison, Colorado. As part of the library fundraising committee, who invited him to speak, Sadie Hoffmiller wants everything to be perfect—right down to the homemade Devil’s Food Cake she made herself. Murder, however, was not on the menu. When Thom’s manager ends up dead on stage, Sadie does what any woman with a history of solving murders does–jumps right in to offer her guidance and expertise. The police, however, are not very appreciative. In fact, they’d rather she just go home. But can Sadie help it if she keeps stumbling over information? Can she help it if the people intricately woven into the deception keep crossing her path? The more she learns, the broader the spectrum becomes and when the police refuse to take her seriously, Sadie has no choice but to sidestep them altogether in the pursuit of justice. With her son Shawn at her side, her reputation on the line, and a full cast of suspicious characters, Sadie Hoffmiller is once again cooking her way through a case that offers far more questions than answers.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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The Wounds Have Healed...The Scars Are Bleeding by Lindon King

Lindon King, author of the inspirational religious book, The Wounds Have Healed…The Scars Are Bleeding, will be visiting (no stop today)! “The Wounds Have Healed…The Scars Are Bleeding!” is a compelling work that blends history with social commentary. Given its timely message, Lindon J. King’s work may appeal to a wide variety of readers. Have you struggled with weight, wellness, addictions, relationships or work? This spiritually based book is set up with the idea that when you begin reading it, it will lull you comfortably into motivation and creating changes “now”. Essentially, when you open the book you are on a journey and as you read you have opportunities to “drive” or apply these ideas into your life. The book is set up as a no-excuses approach; if you say you believe in scripture you can’t pick and choose when to apply scripture to your life; it’s immediate connection which also, helps take immediate action. You may be comfortably motivated but it may bring upheaval and some hard truth to swallow, so be prepared for no-excuses scripture to change your life.

You can visit his tour page here.

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Murder in Baker Company by Cilla McCain

Cilla McCain, author of the true crime military book MURDER IN BAKER COMPANY: How Four American Soldiers Killed One of Their Own, will be visiting Divine Caroline! Murder in Baker Company begins as a journey to uncover the truth about what happened to Army Specialist Richard Davis. By using court transcripts, personal interviews, and police records, Cilla McCain unfolds the events of the case and soon reveals a disturbing, eye-opening look into today’s military that goes beyond the Davis case and that affects all troops and their families. Soldiers are handed antipsychotic drugs and sent into battle. Treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder is stigmatized. Gang members carry their affiliation from the streets to the barracks. And many of our soldiers are forced to face down two separate enemies, one in the same uniform they wear. By the end of the book the reader will learn the devastating truth about the injustice and disrespect our military families are forced to endure when their soldier dies a non-combat death.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Flaherty's Crossing by Kaylin McFarren

Kaylin McFarren, author of the women’s contemporary fiction, Flaherty’s Crossing, will be visiting (no stop today)! From Pacific Northwest’s award-winning author Kaylin McFarren comes a powerful novel about love, loss, and the power of forgiveness… Successful yet emotionally stifled artist Kate Flaherty stands at the deathbed of her estranged father, conflicted by his morphine-induced confession exposing his part in her mother’s death. While racing home, Kate’s car mishap leads her to a soul-searching discussion with a lone diner employee, prompting Kate to confront the true reasons her marriage hangs in the balance. When her night takes an unexpected turn, however, she flees for her life, a life desperate for faith that can only be found through her ability to forgive.

You can visit her online at www.kaylinmcfarren.com, her book’s website at www.flahertyscrossing.com or her tour page here.

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An Axe to Grind by F.M. Meredith

F.M. Meredith, author of the crime novel, An Axe to Grind, will be visiting Simply Stacie ! Detective Doug Milligan and his partner question suspects in the murder of a stalker including the stalker’s target, her boyfriend, father and brother, as well as the stalker’s step-father. The investigation leaves little time for Doug to see his fiancée and fellow officer, Stacey Wilbur. Stacey handles a molestation case which involves the son of a friend. She and her mother talk wedding plans, though all must wait until Doug’s renter, Officer Gordon Butler finds another place to live. When Doug disappears while tailing a suspect, Stacey sets out to find him, hoping she can reach him time.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Life Choices by Judi Moreo & friends

Judi Moreo and twenty-five other authors of the motivational book, Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths, will be visiting A Book Blogger’s Diary!  If you feel “stuck” in a situation that appears to be beyond your control, these stories will show you how others have coped with crisis and uncertainty, made tough choices and positive changes in order to find deeper meaning and satisfaction in their relationships and learned to live with purpose every day. Rarely do we find a book that addresses so many different challenges. Life Choices does this in a powerful and inspiring way. This book is about experiences, the people who lived them, and how they created successful lives. From values and self-fulfillment to legacy, this book offers new resources for people who have tough choices to make every day.

You can visit the book’s website here or her tour page here.

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Vampyre Blood by George Earl Parker

George Earl Parker, author of the literary fiction novel, Vampyre Blood – Eight Pints of Trouble, will be visiting Vision Quest Fail! When young New Orleans lawyer Bradley Harrington Chester III lies dying in the street after being hit by a speeding car, it seems that his life is over. But as his spirit drifts away toward a distant light, he is approached by an exotic fellow who claims to be both the Count Dracula of legend, and a violin player for The Techno Zombies, a Goth rock band on a world tour. Populated by loveable rogues, scheming lawyers, and thieving gypsies, Vampyre Blood-Eight-Pints of Trouble is an insane romp through New Orleans, illustrating the intensity of our human desire to get what we want at any cost, and the strange places that desire can lead to.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Forty-eight X by Barry Pollack

Barry Pollack, author of the contemporary science fiction thriller, Forty-Eight X :The Lemuria Project, will be visiting Pump Up Your Book! On the tropical island of Diego Garcia in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the United States has gathered together its most talented geneticists to work on the top-secret Lemuria Project. These secret experiments create a revolutionary new warrior so strong and so valiant that the age of casualties of war would become only a sad and distant memory. Haunted by a dark and dangerous past, Colonel Link McGraw is the officer chosen to train these new soldiers. He understands the rules of engagement and agrees to serve his country, reestablish his professional reputation, and secure his freedom in the process. As a trained and commissioned officer in the United States Armed Forces, McGraw knows what constitutes the perfect soldier: following orders without question.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Small Change by Sheila Roberts

Sheila Roberts, author of the contemporary women’s fiction novel, Small Change, will be visiting Examiner! Rachel, Jessica, and Tiffany all share a difficult secret: they’re all struggling with major financial problems. A sudden divorce has turned Rachel from a stay-at-home mom to a strapped-for-cash divorcee about to enter the workforce for the first time. Tiffany’s spending has been out of control for years, and her mounting credit card bills have put a major strain on her marriage. And Jessica just had the rug pulled out from under her. After struggling her entire life to make ends meet, she’s just gotten engaged to a man with a big bank account…and now he’s asked her to sign a pre-nup.When the women share their problems at their weekly crafting group, they decide to band together to take control of their finances. As they struggle to bring balance back to their checkbooks and their lives, they learn that some things in life, like good friends, are truly priceless.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Hiking Through by Paul V. Stutzman

Paul V. Stutzman, author of the memoir, Hiking Through: Finding Peace and  Freedom on the Appalachian Trail, will be visiting Broken Teepee! After losing his wife to breast cancer, Paul Stutzman decided to make some big changes. He quit his job of seventeen years and embarked upon a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, a 2,176-mile stretch of varying terrain spanning fourteen states. During his nearly five-month-long hike, he battled brutal trail conditions and overwhelming loneliness, but also enjoyed spectacular scenery and trail camaraderie. With breathtaking descriptions and humorous anecdotes from his travels, Stutzman reveals how immersing himself in nature and befriending fellow hikers helped him recover from a devastating loss. Somewhere between Georgia and Maine, he realized that God had been with him every step of the way, and on a famous path through the wilderness, he found his own path to peace and freedom.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Alphatudes by Michele Wahlder

Michele Wahlder, author of the self-help/inspirational book, Alphatudes – The Alphabet of Gratitude, will be visiting Down Under Reviews! Alphatudes reveals the unexpected and simple secret of living a joyful life – gratitude. In a world obsessed with negativity, we must deliberately choose to focus on the positive. The good news is that the homework is already done! Alphatudes utilizes our earliest grade school victory—the ABCs— to achieve an even greater victory: a sustainable shift in your thinking that leads to contentment, optimism and peace of mind. An alphatude is defined as: a person, place or thing for which one alphabetically expresses gratitude. Filled with vibrant illustrations, Alphatudes takes you on an inspiring 26-step journey where you’ll discover how to: heighten your awareness of life’s daily gifts; attract opportunities with a positive mind-set; find blessings in difficult situations; and free yourself from worry, negativity and resentment. Legendary recording artist Olivia Newton-John has graciously provided a free download of her beautiful song, “Grace and Gratitude”, with the purchase of this extraordinary book.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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A Note From an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker

Bill Walker, author of the soul searching romance novel, A Note From an Old Acquaintance, will be visiting Book Rat! Brian Weller is a haunted man. It’s been two years since the tragic accident that left his three-year-old son dead and his wife in an irreversible coma.

A popular author of mega-selling thrillers, Brian’s life has reached a crossroads: his new book is stalled, his wife’s prognosis is dire, and he teeters on the brink of despair. Filled with tender romance and taut suspense, A Note from an Old Acquaintance is an unforgettable story about fate, honor, and the power of true love.

You can visit his website at here or his tour page here.

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Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

Vincent Zandri, author of the thriller novel, Moonlight Falls, will be visiting (no stop today)! Moonlight Falls is the Albany, New York-based paranoid tale (in the Hitchcock tradition) of former APD Detective turned Private Investigator/Massage Therapist, Richard “Dick” Moonlight, who believes he might be responsible for the brutal slaying by knife of his illicit lover, the beautiful Scarlet Montana. The situation is made all the worse since Scarlet is the wife of Moonlight’s boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana. Why does Moonlight believe he might be responsible? He’s got a small fragment of a .22 hollow point round buried inside his brain, lodge directly up against his cerebral cortex. The result of a botched suicide attempt four years prior to the novel’s start, an operation to remove the bullt frag would be too dangerous. But the bullet causes Moonlight lots of problems, the least of which are the occasional memory loss and his rational ability to tell right from wrong. The bullet frag also might shift at any moment, making coma and/or sudden death, a very real possibility.

You can visit his website here or his tour page here.

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Pump Up Your Book’s March 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour – Day 15

Posted by admin on March 19, 2010

Welcome to Day Fifteen of Pump Up Your Book’s March 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour! 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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Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan

Christa Allan, author of the women’s fiction novel, Walking on Broken Glass, will be visiting Rundpinne! Thornton’s life, like her Southern Living home, has great curb appeal. But a paralyzing encounter with a can of frozen apple juice in the supermarket shatters the façade, forcing her to admit that all is not as it appears. When her best friend gets in Leah’s face about her reliance on alcohol to avoid dealing with her life, Leah must make an agonizing choice. Seek help against her husband’s wishes? Or—put herself first for once? Joy and sadness converge and unwelcome insights intrude, testing Leah’s commitment to sobriety, her marriage, her motherhood, and her faith.

You can visit Christa’s website at www.christaallan.com or her official tour page here.

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The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

Sarah Addison Allen, author of the southern magic realism novel, The Girl Who Chased the Moon, will be visiting Book Fan! In her latest enchanting novel, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen invites you to a quirky little Southern town with more magic than a full Carolina moon.Here two very different women discover how to find their place in the world…no matter how out of place they feel. Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor bakes hope in the form of cakes. In this town of lovable misfits, maybe the right answer is the one that just feels…different.

You can visit Sarah’s website at www.sarahaddisonallen.com or her official tour page here.

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The Big Book of Soul by Stephanie Rose Bird

Stephanie Rose Bird, author of the new age book, The Big Book of Soul: The Ultimate Guide to the African-American Spirit will be visiting Pump Up Your Book! Soul is the essence of African American culture–the ingredient that makes it tick. In The Big Book of Soul, writer and herbalist Stephanie Rose Bird takes us on an amazing journey into the ancient traditions of mysticism, spirituality, and mythology that lie beneath this uniquely African American experience.

Bird explores the healing, magic, and divination traditions of ancient African earth-based spirituality, and traces how these practices have evolved in contemporary African American culture. Along the way she offers recipes, rituals and resources that you can use to heal your life.

You can visit Stephanie’s website at www.stephanierosebird.com or her official tour page here.

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Letter to My Daughter by George Bishop

George Bishop, author of the mother and daughter relationship novel, Letter to My Daughter, will be visiting (no stop today)! A fight, ended by a slap, sends Elizabeth out the door of her Baton Rouge home on the eve of her fifteenth birthday. Her mother, Laura, is left to fret and worry—and remember. Wracked with guilt as she awaits Liz’s return, Laura begins a letter to her daughter, hoping to convey “everything I’ve always meant to tell you but never have.” In her painfully candid confession, Laura shares memories of her own troubled adolescence in rural Louisiana, growing up in an intensely conservative household. Absorbing and affirming, George Bishop’s magnificent debut brilliantly captures a sense of time and place with a distinct and inviting voice. Letter to My Daughter is a heartwrenching novel of mothers, daughters, and the lessons we all learn when we come of age.

You can visit George’s tour page here.

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The Big Picture by Kevin Coupe & Michael Sansolo

Kevin Coupe and Michael Sansolo, authors of the business book, The Big Picture: Essential Business Lessons from the Movies, will be visiting Blog Business World! Movies are magical. They can release us from the stress of everyday life. But movies also contain valuable lessons to improve the way we do business. In their entertaining new book, The Big Picture: Essential Business Lessons From the Movies, authors Kevin Coupe and Michael Sansolo show how to use the stories in movies to solve problems in business. From The Godfather to Tootsie, from The Wedding Singer to Babe, the authors use more than sixty of their favorite movies to teach important lessons about branding, customer service, leadership, planning, ethics, and innovation. Readers learn how to use stories from the movies to communicate clearly with employees, clients, and customers.

You can visit their website here and their tour page here.

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Raccoon Tales by Joy Dekok

Joy DeKok, author of the children’s book, Raccoon Tales, will be visiting Book Reviews by Buuklvr81!  Raccoon Tales is the true-life journey in the first year of the lives of these little “wash bears.”Written in easy-to-read verse, author, Joy DeKok, tells the story with tenderness and energy.

Readers will leave the story glad they came, knowing more about raccoons, and what a wild animal rescue and release looks like. Illustrator Leslie Helen Colwin’s art brings the story to life.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Straight Talk for Teenage Girls by Annette Fuson

Annette Fuson, author of the family self-help book, Straight Talk for Teenage Girls, will be visiting (no stop today)! Straight Talk for Teenage Girls is information to help teen girls make better choices about life situations so they will grow to adulthood successfully. Topics include: self-esteem, dealing with emotions, making decisions, friendships with girls/boys, getting out of bad situations, handling mistakes and reaching goals. Because of the self-tests, case studies at each chapter and the 50 questions from real girls, adults who work with teens use the book for discussions. The information comes from classes taught in school for over 20 years. The book is up-beat, positive and easy to understand. The mission is to help all girls make choices that will lead to a happier life.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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The Cutting by James Hayman

James Hayman, author of the thriller, The Cutting, will be visiting The Cajun Book Lady! NYPD homicide detective Mike McCabe left New York for Maine to escape his own dark past and to find a refuge from the violence of the big city for himself and his teenaged daughter, but on the fog-shrouded, cobblestone streets of Portland he finds far more than he bargained for. On a warm September evening the mutilated body of Katie Dubois, a pretty high school soccer star, turns up, dumped in a Portland scrap yard. Her heart has been neatly and expertly cut from her body. The same day Lucinda Cassidy, a young Portland business-woman and competitive runner, disappears during her morning jog. Soon other bodies turn up. All young, all blond, all athletes. Very quickly McCabe discovers he’s on the trail of no ordinary killer. Rather his prey is a brilliant, psychopathic surgeon who kills in a bizarre way to satisfy his own strange and frightening desires. McCabe knows he has to move fast. He has less than one week to find the killer before Cassidy dies and Casey, McCabe’s own daughter is threatened. He also knows the clock is ticking.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Devil's Food Cake by Josi S. Kilpack

Josi Kilpack, author of the culinary mystery, Devil’s Food Cake, will be visiting and Joyfully Retired and Book Nook Club! It’s been years since author Thom Mortenson has been back to Garrison, Colorado. As part of the library fundraising committee, who invited him to speak, Sadie Hoffmiller wants everything to be perfect—right down to the homemade Devil’s Food Cake she made herself. Murder, however, was not on the menu. When Thom’s manager ends up dead on stage, Sadie does what any woman with a history of solving murders does–jumps right in to offer her guidance and expertise. The police, however, are not very appreciative. In fact, they’d rather she just go home. But can Sadie help it if she keeps stumbling over information? Can she help it if the people intricately woven into the deception keep crossing her path? The more she learns, the broader the spectrum becomes and when the police refuse to take her seriously, Sadie has no choice but to sidestep them altogether in the pursuit of justice. With her son Shawn at her side, her reputation on the line, and a full cast of suspicious characters, Sadie Hoffmiller is once again cooking her way through a case that offers far more questions than answers.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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The Wounds Have Healed...The Scars Are Bleeding by Lindon King

Lindon King, author of the inspirational religious book, The Wounds Have Healed…The Scars Are Bleeding, will be visiting (no stop today)! “The Wounds Have Healed…The Scars Are Bleeding!” is a compelling work that blends history with social commentary. Given its timely message, Lindon J. King’s work may appeal to a wide variety of readers. Have you struggled with weight, wellness, addictions, relationships or work? This spiritually based book is set up with the idea that when you begin reading it, it will lull you comfortably into motivation and creating changes “now”. Essentially, when you open the book you are on a journey and as you read you have opportunities to “drive” or apply these ideas into your life. The book is set up as a no-excuses approach; if you say you believe in scripture you can’t pick and choose when to apply scripture to your life; it’s immediate connection which also, helps take immediate action. You may be comfortably motivated but it may bring upheaval and some hard truth to swallow, so be prepared for no-excuses scripture to change your life.

You can visit his tour page here.

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Murder in Baker Company by Cilla McCain

Cilla McCain, author of the true crime military book MURDER IN BAKER COMPANY: How Four American Soldiers Killed One of Their Own, will be visiting Mason Canyon! Murder in Baker Company begins as a journey to uncover the truth about what happened to Army Specialist Richard Davis. By using court transcripts, personal interviews, and police records, Cilla McCain unfolds the events of the case and soon reveals a disturbing, eye-opening look into today’s military that goes beyond the Davis case and that affects all troops and their families. Soldiers are handed antipsychotic drugs and sent into battle. Treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder is stigmatized. Gang members carry their affiliation from the streets to the barracks. And many of our soldiers are forced to face down two separate enemies, one in the same uniform they wear. By the end of the book the reader will learn the devastating truth about the injustice and disrespect our military families are forced to endure when their soldier dies a non-combat death.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Flaherty's Crossing by Kaylin McFarren

Kaylin McFarren, author of the women’s contemporary fiction, Flaherty’s Crossing, will be visiting Introducing Writer’s Radio Show! From Pacific Northwest’s award-winning author Kaylin McFarren comes a powerful novel about love, loss, and the power of forgiveness… Successful yet emotionally stifled artist Kate Flaherty stands at the deathbed of her estranged father, conflicted by his morphine-induced confession exposing his part in her mother’s death. While racing home, Kate’s car mishap leads her to a soul-searching discussion with a lone diner employee, prompting Kate to confront the true reasons her marriage hangs in the balance. When her night takes an unexpected turn, however, she flees for her life, a life desperate for faith that can only be found through her ability to forgive.

You can visit her online at www.kaylinmcfarren.com, her book’s website at www.flahertyscrossing.com or her tour page here.

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An Axe to Grind by F.M. Meredith

F.M. Meredith, author of the crime novel, An Axe to Grind, will be visiting If Book Could Talk! Detective Doug Milligan and his partner question suspects in the murder of a stalker including the stalker’s target, her boyfriend, father and brother, as well as the stalker’s step-father. The investigation leaves little time for Doug to see his fiancée and fellow officer, Stacey Wilbur. Stacey handles a molestation case which involves the son of a friend. She and her mother talk wedding plans, though all must wait until Doug’s renter, Officer Gordon Butler finds another place to live. When Doug disappears while tailing a suspect, Stacey sets out to find him, hoping she can reach him time.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Life Choices by Judi Moreo & friends

Judi Moreo and twenty-five other authors of the motivational book, Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths, will be visiting Simply Stacie! If you feel “stuck” in a situation that appears to be beyond your control, these stories will show you how others have coped with crisis and uncertainty, made tough choices and positive changes in order to find deeper meaning and satisfaction in their relationships and learned to live with purpose every day. Rarely do we find a book that addresses so many different challenges. Life Choices does this in a powerful and inspiring way. This book is about experiences, the people who lived them, and how they created successful lives. From values and self-fulfillment to legacy, this book offers new resources for people who have tough choices to make every day.

You can visit the book’s website here or her tour page here.

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Vampyre Blood by George Earl Parker

George Earl Parker, author of the literary fiction novel, Vampyre Blood – Eight Pints of Trouble, will be visiting The Hot Author Report! When young New Orleans lawyer Bradley Harrington Chester III lies dying in the street after being hit by a speeding car, it seems that his life is over. But as his spirit drifts away toward a distant light, he is approached by an exotic fellow who claims to be both the Count Dracula of legend, and a violin player for The Techno Zombies, a Goth rock band on a world tour. Populated by loveable rogues, scheming lawyers, and thieving gypsies, Vampyre Blood-Eight-Pints of Trouble is an insane romp through New Orleans, illustrating the intensity of our human desire to get what we want at any cost, and the strange places that desire can lead to.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Forty-eight X by Barry Pollack

Barry Pollack, author of the contemporary science fiction thriller, Forty-Eight X :The Lemuria Project, will be visiting (no stop today)! On the tropical island of Diego Garcia in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the United States has gathered together its most talented geneticists to work on the top-secret Lemuria Project. These secret experiments create a revolutionary new warrior so strong and so valiant that the age of casualties of war would become only a sad and distant memory. Haunted by a dark and dangerous past, Colonel Link McGraw is the officer chosen to train these new soldiers. He understands the rules of engagement and agrees to serve his country, reestablish his professional reputation, and secure his freedom in the process. As a trained and commissioned officer in the United States Armed Forces, McGraw knows what constitutes the perfect soldier: following orders without question.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Small Change by Sheila Roberts

Sheila Roberts, author of the contemporary women’s fiction novel, Small Change, will be visiting (no stop today)! Rachel, Jessica, and Tiffany all share a difficult secret: they’re all struggling with major financial problems. A sudden divorce has turned Rachel from a stay-at-home mom to a strapped-for-cash divorcee about to enter the workforce for the first time. Tiffany’s spending has been out of control for years, and her mounting credit card bills have put a major strain on her marriage. And Jessica just had the rug pulled out from under her. After struggling her entire life to make ends meet, she’s just gotten engaged to a man with a big bank account…and now he’s asked her to sign a pre-nup.When the women share their problems at their weekly crafting group, they decide to band together to take control of their finances. As they struggle to bring balance back to their checkbooks and their lives, they learn that some things in life, like good friends, are truly priceless.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Hiking Through by Paul V. Stutzman

Paul V. Stutzman, author of the memoir, Hiking Through: Finding Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail, will be visiting Mindful Reviews! After losing his wife to breast cancer, Paul Stutzman decided to make some big changes. He quit his job of seventeen years and embarked upon a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, a 2,176-mile stretch of varying terrain spanning fourteen states. During his nearly five-month-long hike, he battled brutal trail conditions and overwhelming loneliness, but also enjoyed spectacular scenery and trail camaraderie. With breathtaking descriptions and humorous anecdotes from his travels, Stutzman reveals how immersing himself in nature and befriending fellow hikers helped him recover from a devastating loss. Somewhere between Georgia and Maine, he realized that God had been with him every step of the way, and on a famous path through the wilderness, he found his own path to peace and freedom.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Alphatudes by Michele Wahlder

Michele Wahlder, author of the self-help/inspirational book, Alphatudes – The Alphabet of Gratitude, will be visiting Write for a Reader! Alphatudes reveals the unexpected and simple secret of living a joyful life – gratitude. In a world obsessed with negativity, we must deliberately choose to focus on the positive. The good news is that the homework is already done! Alphatudes utilizes our earliest grade school victory—the ABCs— to achieve an even greater victory: a sustainable shift in your thinking that leads to contentment, optimism and peace of mind. An alphatude is defined as: a person, place or thing for which one alphabetically expresses gratitude. Filled with vibrant illustrations, Alphatudes takes you on an inspiring 26-step journey where you’ll discover how to: heighten your awareness of life’s daily gifts; attract opportunities with a positive mind-set; find blessings in difficult situations; and free yourself from worry, negativity and resentment. Legendary recording artist Olivia Newton-John has graciously provided a free download of her beautiful song, “Grace and Gratitude”, with the purchase of this extraordinary book.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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A Note From an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker

Bill Walker, author of the soul searching romance novel, A Note From an Old Acquaintance, will be visiting The Book Owl! Brian Weller is a haunted man. It’s been two years since the tragic accident that left his three-year-old son dead and his wife in an irreversible coma.

A popular author of mega-selling thrillers, Brian’s life has reached a crossroads: his new book is stalled, his wife’s prognosis is dire, and he teeters on the brink of despair. Filled with tender romance and taut suspense, A Note from an Old Acquaintance is an unforgettable story about fate, honor, and the power of true love.

You can visit his website at here or his tour page here.

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Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

Vincent Zandri, author of the thriller novel, Moonlight Falls, will be visiting Bookin with Bingo! Moonlight Falls is the Albany, New York-based paranoid tale (in the Hitchcock tradition) of former APD Detective turned Private Investigator/Massage Therapist, Richard “Dick” Moonlight, who believes he might be responsible for the brutal slaying by knife of his illicit lover, the beautiful Scarlet Montana. The situation is made all the worse since Scarlet is the wife of Moonlight’s boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana. Why does Moonlight believe he might be responsible? He’s got a small fragment of a .22 hollow point round buried inside his brain, lodge directly up against his cerebral cortex. The result of a botched suicide attempt four years prior to the novel’s start, an operation to remove the bullt frag would be too dangerous. But the bullet causes Moonlight lots of problems, the least of which are the occasional memory loss and his rational ability to tell right from wrong. The bullet frag also might shift at any moment, making coma and/or sudden death, a very real possibility.

You can visit his website here or his tour page here.

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Pump Up Your Book’s March 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour – Day 14

Posted by admin on March 18, 2010

Welcome to Day Fourteen of Pump Up Your Book’s March 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour! 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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Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan

Christa Allan, author of the women’s fiction novel, Walking on Broken Glass, will be visiting (no stop today)! Thornton’s life, like her Southern Living home, has great curb appeal. But a paralyzing encounter with a can of frozen apple juice in the supermarket shatters the façade, forcing her to admit that all is not as it appears. When her best friend gets in Leah’s face about her reliance on alcohol to avoid dealing with her life, Leah must make an agonizing choice. Seek help against her husband’s wishes? Or—put herself first for once? Joy and sadness converge and unwelcome insights intrude, testing Leah’s commitment to sobriety, her marriage, her motherhood, and her faith.

You can visit Christa’s website at www.christaallan.com or her official tour page here.

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The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

Sarah Addison Allen, author of the southern magic realism novel, The Girl Who Chased the Moon, will be visiting Debbie’s Book Bag and Red Lady’s Reading Room! In her latest enchanting novel, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen invites you to a quirky little Southern town with more magic than a full Carolina moon.Here two very different women discover how to find their place in the world…no matter how out of place they feel. Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor bakes hope in the form of cakes. In this town of lovable misfits, maybe the right answer is the one that just feels…different.

You can visit Sarah’s website at www.sarahaddisonallen.com or her official tour page here.

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The Big Book of Soul by Stephanie Rose Bird

Stephanie Rose Bird, author of the new age book, The Big Book of Soul: The Ultimate Guide to the African-American Spirit will be visiting Blogging Authors! Soul is the essence of African American culture–the ingredient that makes it tick. In The Big Book of Soul, writer and herbalist Stephanie Rose Bird takes us on an amazing journey into the ancient traditions of mysticism, spirituality, and mythology that lie beneath this uniquely African American experience.

Bird explores the healing, magic, and divination traditions of ancient African earth-based spirituality, and traces how these practices have evolved in contemporary African American culture. Along the way she offers recipes, rituals and resources that you can use to heal your life.

You can visit Stephanie’s website at www.stephanierosebird.com or her official tour page here.

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Letter to My Daughter by George Bishop

George Bishop, author of the mother and daughter relationship novel, Letter to My Daughter, will be visiting Review From Here! A fight, ended by a slap, sends Elizabeth out the door of her Baton Rouge home on the eve of her fifteenth birthday. Her mother, Laura, is left to fret and worry—and remember. Wracked with guilt as she awaits Liz’s return, Laura begins a letter to her daughter, hoping to convey “everything I’ve always meant to tell you but never have.” In her painfully candid confession, Laura shares memories of her own troubled adolescence in rural Louisiana, growing up in an intensely conservative household. Absorbing and affirming, George Bishop’s magnificent debut brilliantly captures a sense of time and place with a distinct and inviting voice. Letter to My Daughter is a heartwrenching novel of mothers, daughters, and the lessons we all learn when we come of age.

You can visit George’s tour page here.

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The Big Picture by Kevin Coupe & Michael Sansolo

Kevin Coupe and Michael Sansolo, authors of the business book, The Big Picture: Essential Business Lessons from the Movies, will be visiting Paperback Writer! Movies are magical. They can release us from the stress of everyday life. But movies also contain valuable lessons to improve the way we do business. In their entertaining new book, The Big Picture: Essential Business Lessons From the Movies, authors Kevin Coupe and Michael Sansolo show how to use the stories in movies to solve problems in business. From The Godfather to Tootsie, from The Wedding Singer to Babe, the authors use more than sixty of their favorite movies to teach important lessons about branding, customer service, leadership, planning, ethics, and innovation. Readers learn how to use stories from the movies to communicate clearly with employees, clients, and customers.

You can visit their website here and their tour page here.

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Raccoon Tales by Joy Dekok

Joy DeKok, author of the children’s book, Raccoon Tales, will be visiting  Mozi Esme and Thoughts in ProgressRaccoon Tales is the true-life journey in the first year of the lives of these little “wash bears.”Written in easy-to-read verse, author, Joy DeKok, tells the story with tenderness and energy.

Readers will leave the story glad they came, knowing more about raccoons, and what a wild animal rescue and release looks like. Illustrator Leslie Helen Colwin’s art brings the story to life.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Straight Talk for Teenage Girls by Annette Fuson

Annette Fuson, author of the family self-help book, Straight Talk for Teenage Girls, will be visiting Zimbio! Straight Talk for Teenage Girls is information to help teen girls make better choices about life situations so they will grow to adulthood successfully. Topics include: self-esteem, dealing with emotions, making decisions, friendships with girls/boys, getting out of bad situations, handling mistakes and reaching goals. Because of the self-tests, case studies at each chapter and the 50 questions from real girls, adults who work with teens use the book for discussions. The information comes from classes taught in school for over 20 years. The book is up-beat, positive and easy to understand. The mission is to help all girls make choices that will lead to a happier life.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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The Cutting by James Hayman

James Hayman, author of the thriller, The Cutting, will be visiting The Cajun Book Lady!  NYPD homicide detective Mike McCabe left New York for Maine to escape his own dark past and to find a refuge from the violence of the big city for himself and his teenaged daughter, but on the fog-shrouded, cobblestone streets of Portland he finds far more than he bargained for. On a warm September evening the mutilated body of Katie Dubois, a pretty high school soccer star, turns up, dumped in a Portland scrap yard. Her heart has been neatly and expertly cut from her body. The same day Lucinda Cassidy, a young Portland business-woman and competitive runner, disappears during her morning jog. Soon other bodies turn up. All young, all blond, all athletes. Very quickly McCabe discovers he’s on the trail of no ordinary killer. Rather his prey is a brilliant, psychopathic surgeon who kills in a bizarre way to satisfy his own strange and frightening desires. McCabe knows he has to move fast. He has less than one week to find the killer before Cassidy dies and Casey, McCabe’s own daughter is threatened. He also knows the clock is ticking.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Devil's Food Cake by Josi S. Kilpack

Josi Kilpack, author of the culinary mystery, Devil’s Food Cake, will be visiting Joyfully Retired and A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book! It’s been years since author Thom Mortenson has been back to Garrison, Colorado. As part of the library fundraising committee, who invited him to speak, Sadie Hoffmiller wants everything to be perfect—right down to the homemade Devil’s Food Cake she made herself. Murder, however, was not on the menu. When Thom’s manager ends up dead on stage, Sadie does what any woman with a history of solving murders does–jumps right in to offer her guidance and expertise. The police, however, are not very appreciative. In fact, they’d rather she just go home. But can Sadie help it if she keeps stumbling over information? Can she help it if the people intricately woven into the deception keep crossing her path? The more she learns, the broader the spectrum becomes and when the police refuse to take her seriously, Sadie has no choice but to sidestep them altogether in the pursuit of justice. With her son Shawn at her side, her reputation on the line, and a full cast of suspicious characters, Sadie Hoffmiller is once again cooking her way through a case that offers far more questions than answers.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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The Wounds Have Healed...The Scars Are Bleeding by Lindon King

Lindon King, author of the inspirational religious book, The Wounds Have Healed…The Scars Are Bleeding, will be visiting Pump Up Your Book! “The Wounds Have Healed…The Scars Are Bleeding!” is a compelling work that blends history with social commentary. Given its timely message, Lindon J. King’s work may appeal to a wide variety of readers. Have you struggled with weight, wellness, addictions, relationships or work? This spiritually based book is set up with the idea that when you begin reading it, it will lull you comfortably into motivation and creating changes “now”. Essentially, when you open the book you are on a journey and as you read you have opportunities to “drive” or apply these ideas into your life. The book is set up as a no-excuses approach; if you say you believe in scripture you can’t pick and choose when to apply scripture to your life; it’s immediate connection which also, helps take immediate action. You may be comfortably motivated but it may bring upheaval and some hard truth to swallow, so be prepared for no-excuses scripture to change your life.

You can visit his tour page here.

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Murder in Baker Company by Cilla McCain

Cilla McCain, author of the true crime military book MURDER IN BAKER COMPANY: How Four American Soldiers Killed One of Their Own, will be visiting Simply Stacie! Murder in Baker Company begins as a journey to uncover the truth about what happened to Army Specialist Richard Davis. By using court transcripts, personal interviews, and police records, Cilla McCain unfolds the events of the case and soon reveals a disturbing, eye-opening look into today’s military that goes beyond the Davis case and that affects all troops and their families. Soldiers are handed antipsychotic drugs and sent into battle. Treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder is stigmatized. Gang members carry their affiliation from the streets to the barracks. And many of our soldiers are forced to face down two separate enemies, one in the same uniform they wear. By the end of the book the reader will learn the devastating truth about the injustice and disrespect our military families are forced to endure when their soldier dies a non-combat death.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Flaherty's Crossing by Kaylin McFarren

Kaylin McFarren, author of the women’s contemporary fiction, Flaherty’s Crossing, will be visiting (no stop today)! From Pacific Northwest’s award-winning author Kaylin McFarren comes a powerful novel about love, loss, and the power of forgiveness… Successful yet emotionally stifled artist Kate Flaherty stands at the deathbed of her estranged father, conflicted by his morphine-induced confession exposing his part in her mother’s death. While racing home, Kate’s car mishap leads her to a soul-searching discussion with a lone diner employee, prompting Kate to confront the true reasons her marriage hangs in the balance. When her night takes an unexpected turn, however, she flees for her life, a life desperate for faith that can only be found through her ability to forgive.

You can visit her online at www.kaylinmcfarren.com, her book’s website at www.flahertyscrossing.com or her tour page here.

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An Axe to Grind by F.M. Meredith

F.M. Meredith, author of the crime novel, An Axe to Grind, will be visiting A Book Bloggers Diary and Jen’s Book Talk! Detective Doug Milligan and his partner question suspects in the murder of a stalker including the stalker’s target, her boyfriend, father and brother, as well as the stalker’s step-father. The investigation leaves little time for Doug to see his fiancée and fellow officer, Stacey Wilbur. Stacey handles a molestation case which involves the son of a friend. She and her mother talk wedding plans, though all must wait until Doug’s renter, Officer Gordon Butler finds another place to live. When Doug disappears while tailing a suspect, Stacey sets out to find him, hoping she can reach him time.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Life Choices by Judi Moreo & friends

Judi Moreo and twenty-five other authors of the motivational book, Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths, will be visiting The Writer’s Life! If you feel “stuck” in a situation that appears to be beyond your control, these stories will show you how others have coped with crisis and uncertainty, made tough choices and positive changes in order to find deeper meaning and satisfaction in their relationships and learned to live with purpose every day. Rarely do we find a book that addresses so many different challenges. Life Choices does this in a powerful and inspiring way. This book is about experiences, the people who lived them, and how they created successful lives. From values and self-fulfillment to legacy, this book offers new resources for people who have tough choices to make every day.

You can visit the book’s website here or her tour page here.

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Vampyre Blood by George Earl Parker

George Earl Parker, author of the literary fiction novel, Vampyre Blood – Eight Pints of Trouble, will be visiting As The Pages Turn! When young New Orleans lawyer Bradley Harrington Chester III lies dying in the street after being hit by a speeding car, it seems that his life is over. But as his spirit drifts away toward a distant light, he is approached by an exotic fellow who claims to be both the Count Dracula of legend, and a violin player for The Techno Zombies, a Goth rock band on a world tour. Populated by loveable rogues, scheming lawyers, and thieving gypsies, Vampyre Blood-Eight-Pints of Trouble is an insane romp through New Orleans, illustrating the intensity of our human desire to get what we want at any cost, and the strange places that desire can lead to.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Forty-eight X by Barry Pollack

Barry Pollack, author of the contemporary science fiction thriller, Forty-Eight X :The Lemuria Project, will be visiting Allvoices! On the tropical island of Diego Garcia in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the United States has gathered together its most talented geneticists to work on the top-secret Lemuria Project. These secret experiments create a revolutionary new warrior so strong and so valiant that the age of casualties of war would become only a sad and distant memory. Haunted by a dark and dangerous past, Colonel Link McGraw is the officer chosen to train these new soldiers. He understands the rules of engagement and agrees to serve his country, reestablish his professional reputation, and secure his freedom in the process. As a trained and commissioned officer in the United States Armed Forces, McGraw knows what constitutes the perfect soldier: following orders without question.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Small Change by Sheila Roberts

Sheila Roberts, author of the contemporary women’s fiction novel, Small Change, will be visiting (no stop today)! Rachel, Jessica, and Tiffany all share a difficult secret: they’re all struggling with major financial problems. A sudden divorce has turned Rachel from a stay-at-home mom to a strapped-for-cash divorcee about to enter the workforce for the first time. Tiffany’s spending has been out of control for years, and her mounting credit card bills have put a major strain on her marriage. And Jessica just had the rug pulled out from under her. After struggling her entire life to make ends meet, she’s just gotten engaged to a man with a big bank account…and now he’s asked her to sign a pre-nup.When the women share their problems at their weekly crafting group, they decide to band together to take control of their finances. As they struggle to bring balance back to their checkbooks and their lives, they learn that some things in life, like good friends, are truly priceless.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Hiking Through by Paul V. Stutzman

Paul V. Stutzman, author of the memoir, Hiking Through: Finding Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail, will be visiting Beth’s Book Review Blog! After losing his wife to breast cancer, Paul Stutzman decided to make some big changes. He quit his job of seventeen years and embarked upon a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, a 2,176-mile stretch of varying terrain spanning fourteen states. During his nearly five-month-long hike, he battled brutal trail conditions and overwhelming loneliness, but also enjoyed spectacular scenery and trail camaraderie. With breathtaking descriptions and humorous anecdotes from his travels, Stutzman reveals how immersing himself in nature and befriending fellow hikers helped him recover from a devastating loss. Somewhere between Georgia and Maine, he realized that God had been with him every step of the way, and on a famous path through the wilderness, he found his own path to peace and freedom.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Alphatudes by Michele Wahlder

Michele Wahlder, author of the self-help/inspirational book, Alphatudes – The Alphabet of Gratitude, will be visiting A Mom After God’s Own Heart and 4 The Love of Books! Alphatudes reveals the unexpected and simple secret of living a joyful life – gratitude. In a world obsessed with negativity, we must deliberately choose to focus on the positive. The good news is that the homework is already done! Alphatudes utilizes our earliest grade school victory—the ABCs— to achieve an even greater victory: a sustainable shift in your thinking that leads to contentment, optimism and peace of mind. An alphatude is defined as: a person, place or thing for which one alphabetically expresses gratitude. Filled with vibrant illustrations, Alphatudes takes you on an inspiring 26-step journey where you’ll discover how to: heighten your awareness of life’s daily gifts; attract opportunities with a positive mind-set; find blessings in difficult situations; and free yourself from worry, negativity and resentment. Legendary recording artist Olivia Newton-John has graciously provided a free download of her beautiful song, “Grace and Gratitude”, with the purchase of this extraordinary book.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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A Note From an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker

Bill Walker, author of the soul searching romance novel, A Note From an Old Acquaintance, will be visiting The Hot Author Report and Book Dragon’s Lair! Brian Weller is a haunted man. It’s been two years since the tragic accident that left his three-year-old son dead and his wife in an irreversible coma.

A popular author of mega-selling thrillers, Brian’s life has reached a crossroads: his new book is stalled, his wife’s prognosis is dire, and he teeters on the brink of despair. Filled with tender romance and taut suspense, A Note from an Old Acquaintance is an unforgettable story about fate, honor, and the power of true love.

You can visit his website at here or his tour page here.

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Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

Vincent Zandri, author of the thriller novel, Moonlight Falls, will be visiting Bookin with Bingo! Moonlight Falls is the Albany, New York-based paranoid tale (in the Hitchcock tradition) of former APD Detective turned Private Investigator/Massage Therapist, Richard “Dick” Moonlight, who believes he might be responsible for the brutal slaying by knife of his illicit lover, the beautiful Scarlet Montana. The situation is made all the worse since Scarlet is the wife of Moonlight’s boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana. Why does Moonlight believe he might be responsible? He’s got a small fragment of a .22 hollow point round buried inside his brain, lodge directly up against his cerebral cortex. The result of a botched suicide attempt four years prior to the novel’s start, an operation to remove the bullt frag would be too dangerous. But the bullet causes Moonlight lots of problems, the least of which are the occasional memory loss and his rational ability to tell right from wrong. The bullet frag also might shift at any moment, making coma and/or sudden death, a very real possibility.

You can visit his website here or his tour page here.

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Pump Up Your Book’s March 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour – Day 13

Posted by admin on March 17, 2010

Welcome to Day Thirteen of Pump Up Your Book’s March 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour! 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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Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan

Christa Allan, author of the women’s fiction novel, Walking on Broken Glass, will be visiting Thoughts in Progress! Thornton’s life, like her Southern Living home, has great curb appeal. But a paralyzing encounter with a can of frozen apple juice in the supermarket shatters the façade, forcing her to admit that all is not as it appears. When her best friend gets in Leah’s face about her reliance on alcohol to avoid dealing with her life, Leah must make an agonizing choice. Seek help against her husband’s wishes? Or—put herself first for once? Joy and sadness converge and unwelcome insights intrude, testing Leah’s commitment to sobriety, her marriage, her motherhood, and her faith.

You can visit Christa’s website at www.christaallan.com or her official tour page here.

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The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

Sarah Addison Allen, author of the southern magic realism novel, The Girl Who Chased the Moon, will be visiting Tales of Whimsy, So Many Books, So Little Time and Books on the House! In her latest enchanting novel, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen invites you to a quirky little Southern town with more magic than a full Carolina moon.Here two very different women discover how to find their place in the world…no matter how out of place they feel. Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor bakes hope in the form of cakes. In this town of lovable misfits, maybe the right answer is the one that just feels…different.

You can visit Sarah’s website at www.sarahaddisonallen.com or her official tour page here.

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The Big Book of Soul by Stephanie Rose Bird

Stephanie Rose Bird, author of the new age book, The Big Book of Soul: The Ultimate Guide to the African-American Spirit will be visiting Night Owl Reviews! Soul is the essence of African American culture–the ingredient that makes it tick. In The Big Book of Soul, writer and herbalist Stephanie Rose Bird takes us on an amazing journey into the ancient traditions of mysticism, spirituality, and mythology that lie beneath this uniquely African American experience.

Bird explores the healing, magic, and divination traditions of ancient African earth-based spirituality, and traces how these practices have evolved in contemporary African American culture. Along the way she offers recipes, rituals and resources that you can use to heal your life.

You can visit Stephanie’s website at www.stephanierosebird.com or her official tour page here.

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Letter to My Daughter by George Bishop

George Bishop, author of the mother and daughter relationship novel, Letter to My Daughter, will be visiting The Book Connection! A fight, ended by a slap, sends Elizabeth out the door of her Baton Rouge home on the eve of her fifteenth birthday. Her mother, Laura, is left to fret and worry—and remember. Wracked with guilt as she awaits Liz’s return, Laura begins a letter to her daughter, hoping to convey “everything I’ve always meant to tell you but never have.” In her painfully candid confession, Laura shares memories of her own troubled adolescence in rural Louisiana, growing up in an intensely conservative household. Absorbing and affirming, George Bishop’s magnificent debut brilliantly captures a sense of time and place with a distinct and inviting voice. Letter to My Daughter is a heartwrenching novel of mothers, daughters, and the lessons we all learn when we come of age.

You can visit George’s tour page here.

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The Big Picture by Kevin Coupe & Michael Sansolo

Kevin Coupe and Michael Sansolo, authors of the business book, The Big Picture: Essential Business Lessons from the Movies, will be visiting Personal Finance Corner!  Movies are magical. They can release us from the stress of everyday life. But movies also contain valuable lessons to improve the way we do business. In their entertaining new book, The Big Picture: Essential Business Lessons From the Movies, authors Kevin Coupe and Michael Sansolo show how to use the stories in movies to solve problems in business. From The Godfather to Tootsie, from The Wedding Singer to Babe, the authors use more than sixty of their favorite movies to teach important lessons about branding, customer service, leadership, planning, ethics, and innovation. Readers learn how to use stories from the movies to communicate clearly with employees, clients, and customers.

You can visit their website here and their tour page here.

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Raccoon Tales by Joy Dekok

Joy DeKok, author of the children’s book, Raccoon Tales, will be visiting What You Reading Now! Raccoon Tales is the true-life journey in the first year of the lives of these little “wash bears.”Written in easy-to-read verse, author, Joy DeKok, tells the story with tenderness and energy.

Readers will leave the story glad they came, knowing more about raccoons, and what a wild animal rescue and release looks like. Illustrator Leslie Helen Colwin’s art brings the story to life.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Straight Talk for Teenage Girls by Annette Fuson

Annette Fuson, author of the family self-help book, Straight Talk for Teenage Girls, will be visiting Pump Up Your Book! Straight Talk for Teenage Girls is information to help teen girls make better choices about life situations so they will grow to adulthood successfully. Topics include: self-esteem, dealing with emotions, making decisions, friendships with girls/boys, getting out of bad situations, handling mistakes and reaching goals. Because of the self-tests, case studies at each chapter and the 50 questions from real girls, adults who work with teens use the book for discussions. The information comes from classes taught in school for over 20 years. The book is up-beat, positive and easy to understand. The mission is to help all girls make choices that will lead to a happier life.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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The Cutting by James Hayman

James Hayman, author of the thriller, The Cutting, will be visiting Book R Us! NYPD homicide detective Mike McCabe left New York for Maine to escape his own dark past and to find a refuge from the violence of the big city for himself and his teenaged daughter, but on the fog-shrouded, cobblestone streets of Portland he finds far more than he bargained for. On a warm September evening the mutilated body of Katie Dubois, a pretty high school soccer star, turns up, dumped in a Portland scrap yard. Her heart has been neatly and expertly cut from her body. The same day Lucinda Cassidy, a young Portland business-woman and competitive runner, disappears during her morning jog. Soon other bodies turn up. All young, all blond, all athletes. Very quickly McCabe discovers he’s on the trail of no ordinary killer. Rather his prey is a brilliant, psychopathic surgeon who kills in a bizarre way to satisfy his own strange and frightening desires. McCabe knows he has to move fast. He has less than one week to find the killer before Cassidy dies and Casey, McCabe’s own daughter is threatened. He also knows the clock is ticking.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Devil's Food Cake by Josi S. Kilpack

Josi Kilpack, author of the culinary mystery, Devil’s Food Cake, will be visiting A Cup of Coffe and a Good Book and Pudgy Penguin Perusals!  It’s been years since author Thom Mortenson has been back to Garrison, Colorado. As part of the library fundraising committee, who invited him to speak, Sadie Hoffmiller wants everything to be perfect—right down to the homemade Devil’s Food Cake she made herself. Murder, however, was not on the menu. When Thom’s manager ends up dead on stage, Sadie does what any woman with a history of solving murders does–jumps right in to offer her guidance and expertise. The police, however, are not very appreciative. In fact, they’d rather she just go home. But can Sadie help it if she keeps stumbling over information? Can she help it if the people intricately woven into the deception keep crossing her path? The more she learns, the broader the spectrum becomes and when the police refuse to take her seriously, Sadie has no choice but to sidestep them altogether in the pursuit of justice. With her son Shawn at her side, her reputation on the line, and a full cast of suspicious characters, Sadie Hoffmiller is once again cooking her way through a case that offers far more questions than answers.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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The Wounds Have Healed...The Scars Are Bleeding by Lindon King

Lindon King, author of the inspirational religious book, The Wounds Have Healed…The Scars Are Bleeding, will be visiting (no stop today)! “The Wounds Have Healed…The Scars Are Bleeding!” is a compelling work that blends history with social commentary. Given its timely message, Lindon J. King’s work may appeal to a wide variety of readers. Have you struggled with weight, wellness, addictions, relationships or work? This spiritually based book is set up with the idea that when you begin reading it, it will lull you comfortably into motivation and creating changes “now”. Essentially, when you open the book you are on a journey and as you read you have opportunities to “drive” or apply these ideas into your life. The book is set up as a no-excuses approach; if you say you believe in scripture you can’t pick and choose when to apply scripture to your life; it’s immediate connection which also, helps take immediate action. You may be comfortably motivated but it may bring upheaval and some hard truth to swallow, so be prepared for no-excuses scripture to change your life.

You can visit his tour page here.

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Murder in Baker Company by Cilla McCain

Cilla McCain, author of the true crime military book MURDER IN BAKER COMPANY: How Four American Soldiers Killed One of Their Own, will be visiting Obsession with Reading! Murder in Baker Company begins as a journey to uncover the truth about what happened to Army Specialist Richard Davis. By using court transcripts, personal interviews, and police records, Cilla McCain unfolds the events of the case and soon reveals a disturbing, eye-opening look into today’s military that goes beyond the Davis case and that affects all troops and their families. Soldiers are handed antipsychotic drugs and sent into battle. Treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder is stigmatized. Gang members carry their affiliation from the streets to the barracks. And many of our soldiers are forced to face down two separate enemies, one in the same uniform they wear. By the end of the book the reader will learn the devastating truth about the injustice and disrespect our military families are forced to endure when their soldier dies a non-combat death.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Flaherty's Crossing by Kaylin McFarren

Kaylin McFarren, author of the women’s contemporary fiction, Flaherty’s Crossing, will be visiting (no stop today)! From Pacific Northwest’s award-winning author Kaylin McFarren comes a powerful novel about love, loss, and the power of forgiveness… Successful yet emotionally stifled artist Kate Flaherty stands at the deathbed of her estranged father, conflicted by his morphine-induced confession exposing his part in her mother’s death. While racing home, Kate’s car mishap leads her to a soul-searching discussion with a lone diner employee, prompting Kate to confront the true reasons her marriage hangs in the balance. When her night takes an unexpected turn, however, she flees for her life, a life desperate for faith that can only be found through her ability to forgive.

You can visit her online at www.kaylinmcfarren.com, her book’s website at www.flahertyscrossing.com or her tour page here.

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An Axe to Grind by F.M. Meredith

F.M. Meredith, author of the crime novel, An Axe to Grind, will be visiting (no stop today)! Detective Doug Milligan and his partner question suspects in the murder of a stalker including the stalker’s target, her boyfriend, father and brother, as well as the stalker’s step-father. The investigation leaves little time for Doug to see his fiancée and fellow officer, Stacey Wilbur. Stacey handles a molestation case which involves the son of a friend. She and her mother talk wedding plans, though all must wait until Doug’s renter, Officer Gordon Butler finds another place to live. When Doug disappears while tailing a suspect, Stacey sets out to find him, hoping she can reach him time.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Life Choices by Judi Moreo & friends

Judi Moreo and twenty-five other authors of the motivational book, Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths, will be visiting Introducing Writers Radio Show! If you feel “stuck” in a situation that appears to be beyond your control, these stories will show you how others have coped with crisis and uncertainty, made tough choices and positive changes in order to find deeper meaning and satisfaction in their relationships and learned to live with purpose every day. Rarely do we find a book that addresses so many different challenges. Life Choices does this in a powerful and inspiring way. This book is about experiences, the people who lived them, and how they created successful lives. From values and self-fulfillment to legacy, this book offers new resources for people who have tough choices to make every day.

You can visit the book’s website here or her tour page here.

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Vampyre Blood by George Earl Parker

George Earl Parker, author of the literary fiction novel, Vampyre Blood – Eight Pints of Trouble, will be visiting The Cajun Book Lady! When young New Orleans lawyer Bradley Harrington Chester III lies dying in the street after being hit by a speeding car, it seems that his life is over. But as his spirit drifts away toward a distant light, he is approached by an exotic fellow who claims to be both the Count Dracula of legend, and a violin player for The Techno Zombies, a Goth rock band on a world tour. Populated by loveable rogues, scheming lawyers, and thieving gypsies, Vampyre Blood-Eight-Pints of Trouble is an insane romp through New Orleans, illustrating the intensity of our human desire to get what we want at any cost, and the strange places that desire can lead to.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Forty-eight X by Barry Pollack

Barry Pollack, author of the contemporary science fiction thriller, Forty-Eight X :The Lemuria Project, will be visiting The Writer’s Life! On the tropical island of Diego Garcia in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the United States has gathered together its most talented geneticists to work on the top-secret Lemuria Project. These secret experiments create a revolutionary new warrior so strong and so valiant that the age of casualties of war would become only a sad and distant memory. Haunted by a dark and dangerous past, Colonel Link McGraw is the officer chosen to train these new soldiers. He understands the rules of engagement and agrees to serve his country, reestablish his professional reputation, and secure his freedom in the process. As a trained and commissioned officer in the United States Armed Forces, McGraw knows what constitutes the perfect soldier: following orders without question.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Small Change by Sheila Roberts

Sheila Roberts, author of the contemporary women’s fiction novel, Small Change, will be visiting (no stop today)! Rachel, Jessica, and Tiffany all share a difficult secret: they’re all struggling with major financial problems. A sudden divorce has turned Rachel from a stay-at-home mom to a strapped-for-cash divorcee about to enter the workforce for the first time. Tiffany’s spending has been out of control for years, and her mounting credit card bills have put a major strain on her marriage. And Jessica just had the rug pulled out from under her. After struggling her entire life to make ends meet, she’s just gotten engaged to a man with a big bank account…and now he’s asked her to sign a pre-nup.When the women share their problems at their weekly crafting group, they decide to band together to take control of their finances. As they struggle to bring balance back to their checkbooks and their lives, they learn that some things in life, like good friends, are truly priceless.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Hiking Through by Paul V. Stutzman

Paul V. Stutzman, author of the memoir, Hiking Through: Finding Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail, will be visiting Double the Adventure! After losing his wife to breast cancer, Paul Stutzman decided to make some big changes. He quit his job of seventeen years and embarked upon a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, a 2,176-mile stretch of varying terrain spanning fourteen states. During his nearly five-month-long hike, he battled brutal trail conditions and overwhelming loneliness, but also enjoyed spectacular scenery and trail camaraderie. With breathtaking descriptions and humorous anecdotes from his travels, Stutzman reveals how immersing himself in nature and befriending fellow hikers helped him recover from a devastating loss. Somewhere between Georgia and Maine, he realized that God had been with him every step of the way, and on a famous path through the wilderness, he found his own path to peace and freedom.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Alphatudes by Michele Wahlder

Michele Wahlder, author of the self-help/inspirational book, Alphatudes – The Alphabet of Gratitude, will be visiting Lady D Books! Alphatudes reveals the unexpected and simple secret of living a joyful life – gratitude. In a world obsessed with negativity, we must deliberately choose to focus on the positive. The good news is that the homework is already done! Alphatudes utilizes our earliest grade school victory—the ABCs— to achieve an even greater victory: a sustainable shift in your thinking that leads to contentment, optimism and peace of mind. An alphatude is defined as: a person, place or thing for which one alphabetically expresses gratitude. Filled with vibrant illustrations, Alphatudes takes you on an inspiring 26-step journey where you’ll discover how to: heighten your awareness of life’s daily gifts; attract opportunities with a positive mind-set; find blessings in difficult situations; and free yourself from worry, negativity and resentment. Legendary recording artist Olivia Newton-John has graciously provided a free download of her beautiful song, “Grace and Gratitude”, with the purchase of this extraordinary book.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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A Note From an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker

Bill Walker, author of the soul searching romance novel, A Note From an Old Acquaintance, will be visiting Rundpinne! Brian Weller is a haunted man. It’s been two years since the tragic accident that left his three-year-old son dead and his wife in an irreversible coma.

A popular author of mega-selling thrillers, Brian’s life has reached a crossroads: his new book is stalled, his wife’s prognosis is dire, and he teeters on the brink of despair. Filled with tender romance and taut suspense, A Note from an Old Acquaintance is an unforgettable story about fate, honor, and the power of true love.

You can visit his website at here or his tour page here.

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Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

Vincent Zandri, author of the thriller novel, Moonlight Falls, will be visiting Paperback Writer! Moonlight Falls is the Albany, New York-based paranoid tale (in the Hitchcock tradition) of former APD Detective turned Private Investigator/Massage Therapist, Richard “Dick” Moonlight, who believes he might be responsible for the brutal slaying by knife of his illicit lover, the beautiful Scarlet Montana. The situation is made all the worse since Scarlet is the wife of Moonlight’s boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana. Why does Moonlight believe he might be responsible? He’s got a small fragment of a .22 hollow point round buried inside his brain, lodge directly up against his cerebral cortex. The result of a botched suicide attempt four years prior to the novel’s start, an operation to remove the bullt frag would be too dangerous. But the bullet causes Moonlight lots of problems, the least of which are the occasional memory loss and his rational ability to tell right from wrong. The bullet frag also might shift at any moment, making coma and/or sudden death, a very real possibility.

You can visit his website here or his tour page here.

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Pump Up Your Book’s March 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour – Day 12

Posted by admin on March 16, 2010

Welcome to Day Twelve of Pump Up Your Book’s March 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour! 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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Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan

Christa Allan, author of the women’s fiction novel, Walking on Broken Glass, will be visiting The Cajun Book Lady! Thornton’s life, like her Southern Living home, has great curb appeal. But a paralyzing encounter with a can of frozen apple juice in the supermarket shatters the façade, forcing her to admit that all is not as it appears. When her best friend gets in Leah’s face about her reliance on alcohol to avoid dealing with her life, Leah must make an agonizing choice. Seek help against her husband’s wishes? Or—put herself first for once? Joy and sadness converge and unwelcome insights intrude, testing Leah’s commitment to sobriety, her marriage, her motherhood, and her faith.

You can visit Christa’s website at www.christaallan.com or her official tour page here.

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The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

Sarah Addison Allen, author of the southern magic realism novel, The Girl Who Chased the Moon, will be visiting Simply Stacie and Gothic Asylum Reviews! In her latest enchanting novel, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen invites you to a quirky little Southern town with more magic than a full Carolina moon.Here two very different women discover how to find their place in the world…no matter how out of place they feel. Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor bakes hope in the form of cakes. In this town of lovable misfits, maybe the right answer is the one that just feels…different.

You can visit Sarah’s website at www.sarahaddisonallen.com or her official tour page here.

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The Big Book of Soul by Stephanie Rose Bird

Stephanie Rose Bird, author of the new age book, The Big Book of Soul: The Ultimate Guide to the African-American Spirit will be visiting The Book Connection! Soul is the essence of African American culture–the ingredient that makes it tick. In The Big Book of Soul, writer and herbalist Stephanie Rose Bird takes us on an amazing journey into the ancient traditions of mysticism, spirituality, and mythology that lie beneath this uniquely African American experience.

Bird explores the healing, magic, and divination traditions of ancient African earth-based spirituality, and traces how these practices have evolved in contemporary African American culture. Along the way she offers recipes, rituals and resources that you can use to heal your life.

You can visit Stephanie’s website at www.stephanierosebird.com or her official tour page here.

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Letter to My Daughter by George Bishop

George Bishop, author of the mother and daughter relationship novel, Letter to My Daughter, will be visiting Write for a Reader! A fight, ended by a slap, sends Elizabeth out the door of her Baton Rouge home on the eve of her fifteenth birthday. Her mother, Laura, is left to fret and worry—and remember. Wracked with guilt as she awaits Liz’s return, Laura begins a letter to her daughter, hoping to convey “everything I’ve always meant to tell you but never have.” In her painfully candid confession, Laura shares memories of her own troubled adolescence in rural Louisiana, growing up in an intensely conservative household. Absorbing and affirming, George Bishop’s magnificent debut brilliantly captures a sense of time and place with a distinct and inviting voice. Letter to My Daughter is a heartwrenching novel of mothers, daughters, and the lessons we all learn when we come of age.

You can visit George’s tour page here.

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The Big Picture by Kevin Coupe & Michael Sansolo

Kevin Coupe and Michael Sansolo, authors of the business book, The Big Picture: Essential Business Lessons from the Movies, will be visiting Thought in Progress! Movies are magical. They can release us from the stress of everyday life. But movies also contain valuable lessons to improve the way we do business. In their entertaining new book, The Big Picture: Essential Business Lessons From the Movies, authors Kevin Coupe and Michael Sansolo show how to use the stories in movies to solve problems in business. From The Godfather to Tootsie, from The Wedding Singer to Babe, the authors use more than sixty of their favorite movies to teach important lessons about branding, customer service, leadership, planning, ethics, and innovation. Readers learn how to use stories from the movies to communicate clearly with employees, clients, and customers.

You can visit their website here and their tour page here.

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Raccoon Tales by Joy Dekok

Joy DeKok, author of the children’s book, Raccoon Tales, will be visiting Reading at the Beach! Raccoon Tales is the true-life journey in the first year of the lives of these little “wash bears.”Written in easy-to-read verse, author, Joy DeKok, tells the story with tenderness and energy.

Readers will leave the story glad they came, knowing more about raccoons, and what a wild animal rescue and release looks like. Illustrator Leslie Helen Colwin’s art brings the story to life.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Straight Talk for Teenage Girls by Annette Fuson

Annette Fuson, author of the family self-help book, Straight Talk for Teenage Girls, will be visiting Paperback Writer! Straight Talk for Teenage Girls is information to help teen girls make better choices about life situations so they will grow to adulthood successfully. Topics include: self-esteem, dealing with emotions, making decisions, friendships with girls/boys, getting out of bad situations, handling mistakes and reaching goals. Because of the self-tests, case studies at each chapter and the 50 questions from real girls, adults who work with teens use the book for discussions. The information comes from classes taught in school for over 20 years. The book is up-beat, positive and easy to understand. The mission is to help all girls make choices that will lead to a happier life.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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The Cutting by James Hayman

James Hayman, author of the thriller, The Cutting, will be visiting Beyond The Books! NYPD homicide detective Mike McCabe left New York for Maine to escape his own dark past and to find a refuge from the violence of the big city for himself and his teenaged daughter, but on the fog-shrouded, cobblestone streets of Portland he finds far more than he bargained for. On a warm September evening the mutilated body of Katie Dubois, a pretty high school soccer star, turns up, dumped in a Portland scrap yard. Her heart has been neatly and expertly cut from her body. The same day Lucinda Cassidy, a young Portland business-woman and competitive runner, disappears during her morning jog. Soon other bodies turn up. All young, all blond, all athletes. Very quickly McCabe discovers he’s on the trail of no ordinary killer. Rather his prey is a brilliant, psychopathic surgeon who kills in a bizarre way to satisfy his own strange and frightening desires. McCabe knows he has to move fast. He has less than one week to find the killer before Cassidy dies and Casey, McCabe’s own daughter is threatened. He also knows the clock is ticking.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Devil's Food Cake by Josi S. Kilpack

Josi Kilpack, author of the culinary mystery, Devil’s Food Cake, will be visiting Confessions of a Book Habitue and A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book! It’s been years since author Thom Mortenson has been back to Garrison, Colorado. As part of the library fundraising committee, who invited him to speak, Sadie Hoffmiller wants everything to be perfect—right down to the homemade Devil’s Food Cake she made herself. Murder, however, was not on the menu. When Thom’s manager ends up dead on stage, Sadie does what any woman with a history of solving murders does–jumps right in to offer her guidance and expertise. The police, however, are not very appreciative. In fact, they’d rather she just go home. But can Sadie help it if she keeps stumbling over information? Can she help it if the people intricately woven into the deception keep crossing her path? The more she learns, the broader the spectrum becomes and when the police refuse to take her seriously, Sadie has no choice but to sidestep them altogether in the pursuit of justice. With her son Shawn at her side, her reputation on the line, and a full cast of suspicious characters, Sadie Hoffmiller is once again cooking her way through a case that offers far more questions than answers.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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The Wounds Have Healed...The Scars Are Bleeding by Lindon King

Lindon King, author of the inspirational religious book, The Wounds Have Healed…The Scars Are Bleeding, will be visiting The Writer’s Life! “The Wounds Have Healed…The Scars Are Bleeding!” is a compelling work that blends history with social commentary. Given its timely message, Lindon J. King’s work may appeal to a wide variety of readers. Have you struggled with weight, wellness, addictions, relationships or work? This spiritually based book is set up with the idea that when you begin reading it, it will lull you comfortably into motivation and creating changes “now”. Essentially, when you open the book you are on a journey and as you read you have opportunities to “drive” or apply these ideas into your life. The book is set up as a no-excuses approach; if you say you believe in scripture you can’t pick and choose when to apply scripture to your life; it’s immediate connection which also, helps take immediate action. You may be comfortably motivated but it may bring upheaval and some hard truth to swallow, so be prepared for no-excuses scripture to change your life.

You can visit his tour page here.

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Murder in Baker Company by Cilla McCain

Cilla McCain, author of the true crime military book MURDER IN BAKER COMPANY: How Four American Soldiers Killed One of Their Own, will be visiting Obsession with Reading! Murder in Baker Company begins as a journey to uncover the truth about what happened to Army Specialist Richard Davis. By using court transcripts, personal interviews, and police records, Cilla McCain unfolds the events of the case and soon reveals a disturbing, eye-opening look into today’s military that goes beyond the Davis case and that affects all troops and their families. Soldiers are handed antipsychotic drugs and sent into battle. Treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder is stigmatized. Gang members carry their affiliation from the streets to the barracks. And many of our soldiers are forced to face down two separate enemies, one in the same uniform they wear. By the end of the book the reader will learn the devastating truth about the injustice and disrespect our military families are forced to endure when their soldier dies a non-combat death.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Flaherty's Crossing by Kaylin McFarren

Kaylin McFarren, author of the women’s contemporary fiction, Flaherty’s Crossing, will be visiting (no stop today)! From Pacific Northwest’s award-winning author Kaylin McFarren comes a powerful novel about love, loss, and the power of forgiveness… Successful yet emotionally stifled artist Kate Flaherty stands at the deathbed of her estranged father, conflicted by his morphine-induced confession exposing his part in her mother’s death. While racing home, Kate’s car mishap leads her to a soul-searching discussion with a lone diner employee, prompting Kate to confront the true reasons her marriage hangs in the balance. When her night takes an unexpected turn, however, she flees for her life, a life desperate for faith that can only be found through her ability to forgive.

You can visit her online at www.kaylinmcfarren.com, her book’s website at www.flahertyscrossing.com or her tour page here.

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An Axe to Grind by F.M. Meredith

F.M. Meredith, author of the crime novel, An Axe to Grind, will be visiting Fodder for Fiction! Detective Doug Milligan and his partner question suspects in the murder of a stalker including the stalker’s target, her boyfriend, father and brother, as well as the stalker’s step-father. The investigation leaves little time for Doug to see his fiancée and fellow officer, Stacey Wilbur. Stacey handles a molestation case which involves the son of a friend. She and her mother talk wedding plans, though all must wait until Doug’s renter, Officer Gordon Butler finds another place to live. When Doug disappears while tailing a suspect, Stacey sets out to find him, hoping she can reach him time.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Life Choices by Judi Moreo & friends

Judi Moreo and twenty-five other authors of the motivational book, Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths, will be visiting Beth’s Book Review Blog! If you feel “stuck” in a situation that appears to be beyond your control, these stories will show you how others have coped with crisis and uncertainty, made tough choices and positive changes in order to find deeper meaning and satisfaction in their relationships and learned to live with purpose every day. Rarely do we find a book that addresses so many different challenges. Life Choices does this in a powerful and inspiring way. This book is about experiences, the people who lived them, and how they created successful lives. From values and self-fulfillment to legacy, this book offers new resources for people who have tough choices to make every day.

You can visit the book’s website here or her tour page here.

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Vampyre Blood by George Earl Parker

George Earl Parker, author of the literary fiction novel, Vampyre Blood – Eight Pints of Trouble, will be visiting Book Marketing Buzz!   When young New Orleans lawyer Bradley Harrington Chester III lies dying in the street after being hit by a speeding car, it seems that his life is over. But as his spirit drifts away toward a distant light, he is approached by an exotic fellow who claims to be both the Count Dracula of legend, and a violin player for The Techno Zombies, a Goth rock band on a world tour. Populated by loveable rogues, scheming lawyers, and thieving gypsies, Vampyre Blood-Eight-Pints of Trouble is an insane romp through New Orleans, illustrating the intensity of our human desire to get what we want at any cost, and the strange places that desire can lead to.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Forty-eight X by Barry Pollack

Barry Pollack, author of the contemporary science fiction thriller, Forty-Eight X :The Lemuria Project, will be visiting TBF Reviews! On the tropical island of Diego Garcia in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the United States has gathered together its most talented geneticists to work on the top-secret Lemuria Project. These secret experiments create a revolutionary new warrior so strong and so valiant that the age of casualties of war would become only a sad and distant memory. Haunted by a dark and dangerous past, Colonel Link McGraw is the officer chosen to train these new soldiers. He understands the rules of engagement and agrees to serve his country, reestablish his professional reputation, and secure his freedom in the process. As a trained and commissioned officer in the United States Armed Forces, McGraw knows what constitutes the perfect soldier: following orders without question.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Small Change by Sheila Roberts

Sheila Roberts, author of the contemporary women’s fiction novel, Small Change, will be visiting (no stop today)! Rachel, Jessica, and Tiffany all share a difficult secret: they’re all struggling with major financial problems. A sudden divorce has turned Rachel from a stay-at-home mom to a strapped-for-cash divorcee about to enter the workforce for the first time. Tiffany’s spending has been out of control for years, and her mounting credit card bills have put a major strain on her marriage. And Jessica just had the rug pulled out from under her. After struggling her entire life to make ends meet, she’s just gotten engaged to a man with a big bank account…and now he’s asked her to sign a pre-nup.When the women share their problems at their weekly crafting group, they decide to band together to take control of their finances. As they struggle to bring balance back to their checkbooks and their lives, they learn that some things in life, like good friends, are truly priceless.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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Hiking Through by Paul V. Stutzman

Paul V. Stutzman, author of the memoir, Hiking Through: Finding Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail, will be visiting Pump Up Your Book! After losing his wife to breast cancer, Paul Stutzman decided to make some big changes. He quit his job of seventeen years and embarked upon a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, a 2,176-mile stretch of varying terrain spanning fourteen states. During his nearly five-month-long hike, he battled brutal trail conditions and overwhelming loneliness, but also enjoyed spectacular scenery and trail camaraderie. With breathtaking descriptions and humorous anecdotes from his travels, Stutzman reveals how immersing himself in nature and befriending fellow hikers helped him recover from a devastating loss. Somewhere between Georgia and Maine, he realized that God had been with him every step of the way, and on a famous path through the wilderness, he found his own path to peace and freedom.

You can visit his website here and his tour page here.

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Alphatudes by Michele Wahlder

Michele Wahlder, author of the self-help/inspirational book, Alphatudes – The Alphabet of Gratitude, will be visiting Lil’ Maddies Meemaw! Alphatudes reveals the unexpected and simple secret of living a joyful life – gratitude. In a world obsessed with negativity, we must deliberately choose to focus on the positive. The good news is that the homework is already done! Alphatudes utilizes our earliest grade school victory—the ABCs— to achieve an even greater victory: a sustainable shift in your thinking that leads to contentment, optimism and peace of mind. An alphatude is defined as: a person, place or thing for which one alphabetically expresses gratitude. Filled with vibrant illustrations, Alphatudes takes you on an inspiring 26-step journey where you’ll discover how to: heighten your awareness of life’s daily gifts; attract opportunities with a positive mind-set; find blessings in difficult situations; and free yourself from worry, negativity and resentment. Legendary recording artist Olivia Newton-John has graciously provided a free download of her beautiful song, “Grace and Gratitude”, with the purchase of this extraordinary book.

You can visit her website here and her tour page here.

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A Note From an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker

Bill Walker, author of the soul searching romance novel, A Note From an Old Acquaintance, will be visiting The Hot Author Report! Brian Weller is a haunted man. It’s been two years since the tragic accident that left his three-year-old son dead and his wife in an irreversible coma.

A popular author of mega-selling thrillers, Brian’s life has reached a crossroads: his new book is stalled, his wife’s prognosis is dire, and he teeters on the brink of despair. Filled with tender romance and taut suspense, A Note from an Old Acquaintance is an unforgettable story about fate, honor, and the power of true love.

You can visit his website at here or his tour page here.

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Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

Vincent Zandri, author of the thriller novel, Moonlight Falls, will be visiting The Naked Hero! Moonlight Falls is the Albany, New York-based paranoid tale (in the Hitchcock tradition) of former APD Detective turned Private Investigator/Massage Therapist, Richard “Dick” Moonlight, who believes he might be responsible for the brutal slaying by knife of his illicit lover, the beautiful Scarlet Montana. The situation is made all the worse since Scarlet is the wife of Moonlight’s boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana. Why does Moonlight believe he might be responsible? He’s got a small fragment of a .22 hollow point round buried inside his brain, lodge directly up against his cerebral cortex. The result of a botched suicide attempt four years prior to the novel’s start, an operation to remove the bullt frag would be too dangerous. But the bullet causes Moonlight lots of problems, the least of which are the occasional memory loss and his rational ability to tell right from wrong. The bullet frag also might shift at any moment, making coma and/or sudden death, a very real possibility.

You can visit his website here or his tour page here.

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