Saturday, July 20, 2019

Tour Stop! Honeycomb: Boljelam by Junior Sokolov

Hello book lovers! Today, Junior Sokolov drops by with his novel, Honeycomb: Boljelam. Enjoy!

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Junior Sokolov
SciFi Action, Adventure

After a life lived for parties, sex and drugs spiraled into grief, she
went to selling herself  and fighting for survival.

Now one Boljelam's angry rebels, she leads a cheapened life on one
of the most unjust space station in the universe. Then, she finds an
unexpected way out.

An escape from a life of abuse and hardship in the form of a ticket on a
ship set for Honeycomb. Taken from a dead woman's purse, it's a one
way ticket to a new pristine planet, to heaven.
Will she be able to pull it off and get out alive?
Or will two rabid cops, a zombie AI and a level full of monsters in
her way keep her escaping?
And what about that bio-engineered murderer dogging her steps. He wants out
as bad as she does!

Reclusive writer from the Pacific Northwest. Hates peanut butter loves Mojitos
(sin alcohol, por favor). Sometimes found around 60 feet (ca. 18 m)
underwater in the Puget Sound or at about the same depth in the blue
and clear waters of Cozumel hovering over a coral reef and hoping to
see a shark or a large majestic green turtle.

"I love thinking of the intersection of new science and horror, the
future haunted houses could be space stations or our own
scientifically enhanced and hacked bodies,"

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Tour Stop! Rapture by Ayden K. Morgen

Hello book lovers! Today, Ayden K. Morgen drops by with her new book, RAPTURE, which is part of the Teplo Trilogy. Enjoy!

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The Teplo Trilogy #3
Ayden K. Morgen

Romantic Suspense 

Four months ago, DEA agent Tristan Riley nearly lost his life and the
disabled ballerina who stole his heart. Now his relationship with
Lillian Maddox is stronger than ever, and he wants nothing more than
to put Teplo and the Vetrov case behind him. But when Elijah Noel and the deadly
Vetrov drug appear in Los Angeles, Tristan is thrust right back into
the middle of his worst nightmare.

In order to stop a vicious gang war and keep the drug out of Pedro
Francisco's hands, the DEA agent finds himself wading into unfamiliar
gang territory. The stakes are high, and the body count is even
higher. Los Angeles is nothing like Seattle…and Francisco's people
are a whole new level of terrifying.

When the DEA jeopardizes Lillian's safety and loses their one shot at
finding the Vetrov drug, Tristan walks away from his job to save her
life. With a rogue ATF agent and Michael Kincaid at his side, he will
stop at nothing to bring her home safely.

Outnumbered, outgunned, and with his back against the wall, Tristan will find his
resolve tested in ways he never could have imagine. Making a deal
with the devil was never in his plans, but he'll do whatever it takes
to save his ballerina one last time…even if he has to catapult the
entire West Coast into a drug war unlike they've ever seen.

Teplo Trilogy #2

After Anton Vetrov brutally murders a young girl as a warning to Tristan
Riley, the broken DEA agent believes the best thing for Lillian
Maddox to do would be to stay far, far away from him. But Lillian
knows a thing or two about fear, and she's not willing to let the man
she loves push her away that easily. If he won't fight for them, she
will... even if that means risking her life to prove she's strong
enough to live in his world.

Her plan ends in disaster when she's dragged out of Teplo at
gunpoint, forcing Tristan onto a collision course with the Vetrov
family and Pedro Francisco. With nothing left to lose except the only
woman who has ever mattered to him, he will do whatever it takes to
stop Vetrov and Francisco from ever hurting her again.

But he doesn't know they've been waiting for him to make his move. When
he does, all hell breaks loose, and his life is on the line. It's up
to Lillian and the DEA to save him, and she's terrified they won't
make it in time.

Thrust headlong into a violent, bloody confrontation with the Vetrov family,
Lillian comes face to the face with the heartbreaking realization
that maybe she doesn't belong in Tristan's world, after all. When the
smoke clears, will he be able to convince his ballerina that she's
the best thing for him, or will he lose her and the chance at a real
future once and for all?

.99 cents!!**

Teplo Trilogy #1

When Tristan Riley drags Lillian Maddox onto the dance floor at Teplo,
he intends only to protect his cover… at least that's what he tells
himself. But the lovely Lillian would tempt a saint, and Tristan is
far from a gentleman. Beneath the bright lights of the Vetrov
family's dangerous club, the weary DEA agent finds himself captivated
by the ballerina, coaxing them both into a reckless, erotic
But Tristan isn't prepared for the intense connection between him and
Lillian, or for the fallout of their tryst. In
a matter of days, their lives careen wildly off course, catapulting
them both into a deadly game of hide and seek with the Vetrov family
and one of Mexico's deadliest drug cartels.
Trying to keep his hands to himself while working alongside Lillian
to stop Anton Vetrov's deadly new drug proves almost impossible
for Tristan, but what choice does he have when being with her might
get her killed? He should know: his entire family was murdered by
people just like Anton.

When the stakes are raised and innocent lives are lost, will Tristan be
able to let go of the guilt, or will he destroy his chance at
happiness with Lillian before it ever truly begins?

.99 cents!!**

Ayden K. Morgen is the Amazon Bestselling author of the Ragnarök
Prophesies series. She lives in the heart of Arkansas with her
childhood sweetheart/husband of fifteen years, and their furry
minions. When not writing, she spends her time hiking, reading,
volunteering, causing mischief, and building a Spork army.

She graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Science degree
in Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology in 2009 before going on
to complete her graduate degree in CJ and Law.

She puts her education to use as a 911 Dispatch Supervisor, where she's
responsible for leading a team of dispatchers as they watch over
police, EMS, and firefighters for her county. Her books feature law
enforcement officers, the women who love them, and the difficult
cases that drive them.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Summer Vacation? What's That?

Hello readers! I’m posting a quick update while I have a chance.

The Romance Studio – Featured Member!

I am now a Featured Member at The Romance Studio! I joined last week, joining the ranks of fellow eXtasy Books authors Taryn Jameson and Maggie Blackbird, who are also Featured Members.

I was even welcomed in their “This Week at TRS” video this week! That was really sweet, and so exciting! Thanks everyone at TRS! ♥

Away to Me

Update: I’m still in the quiet before the storm of red marks shows up in my email inbox from my editor, Trish. If I’m correct, the earliest I’ll hear from her is next weekend, but I’m not expecting anything until August 1st at the earliest. Once she gets in touch, I’ll be up to my eyeballs in edits and revisions, so don’t expect much other than the visits from Silver Dagger Book Tours showing up here for a week or two. (If you have a book coming out, or want to promote any book of yours – any genre – contact Maia, she’s awesome. Link to Silver Dagger is in my links area!)

Don’t forget, the cover reveal is on August 5, 2019! Be there!

Book 2 of the Tri-Town Series

In the meantime, I’m going crazy working on another book in the Tri-Town series. It’s a rewrite of one I wrote two years ago. It’s not a bad story overall, but it needs work – think deeper POVs, more descriptions of things like people and places, and putting where the scenes happen. OOPS. I gave this one to Maggie, but in an overly edited state. I think I would have gotten higher marks if I had sent her one of the previous drafts. It looked worse than a first draft, that’s how bad it was. Hopefully between the old draft and the new ideas I have rattling around in my old brain, I’ll get this one up to spec in no time. I’d love to have draft one finished ASAP, so I can finish getting it up to House Rules and off to our amazing Acquisitions Editor before the end of the year.

This story will be set in MAHONE BAY, Nova Scotia, which is another one of the three towns here (hence the name “Tri-Town” series) – Bridgewater, Mahone Bay, and Lunenburg. Most of my friends – local and otherwise – voted for Mahone Bay… Even though the original draft was set in Bridgewater. I agree. It’s best to feature a different town in this new one. So I’m changing things over from King Street in Bridgewater to Main Street in Mahone Bay. It’s a tourist town, and home to two of my favorite shops – The Tea Brewery, and Bluestone Magick. (I need to get over there and get updated photos for my website…)

The name has been changed to line up with the rest of the series, and like the other two books, it will fit in with a submission call, like Away to Me had been.

I started the rewrite today and I’m up over 1800 words already. Some of it is copy/paste from an older draft… The dialogue worked great in spots, I won’t chuck out something that works. Same with any descriptions that worked well, or other parts.  

I decided to do this because I’m having problems getting the fictional book shop story off the ground… I’ll work on that after this one is finished… Or I get “For Zia” out of the way (that one’s nagging at me again, I have part of what leads to the ending figured out!).

I’ll figure it out. Thank heavens for my pals at eX/DD… If I ever need to brainstorm, or if I have questions, I can always talk to any of them. It’s awesome being included in such an amazing family.

Hopefully all of you have a fantastic weekend… I leave you with “U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer.

Back to work I go!...

Tour Stop! Gavin Goode by David B. Seaburn

Good morning book lovers! Today, David B. Seaburn drops by with his book, Gavin Goode. Enjoy!

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David B. Seaburn

Literary Fiction 

I don’t know
how, and I don’t know why, but I think I died today.”

So begins the
complex and mysterious journey of Gavin Goode and his family. What
happened to Gavin and why? What secrets will emerge along the way?
Frankie, his wife and a dress store owner, feels guilty, but why? His
son, Ryan, who owns an ice cream parlor, and daughter-in-law, Jenna,
who is a bank manager, are expecting their first baby. How will this
trauma affect them? And what of Rosemary, Frankie’s best friend? Or
Ben Hillman and eleven year old, Christopher? How are they implicated
in the events that unfold around Gavin’s misfortune?

This is a story of
despair and hope, dreams and reality, uncertainty and faith,humor,
secrecy, forgiveness and beginnings. As in his previous novels, David
B. Seaburn demonstrates his in-depth understanding of the human
experience and his storytelling mastery.

In 2010 I retired after having been the director of a public school
based free family counseling center. 

Prior to that I was an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Family
Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center for almost
twenty years. During my tenure there I taught in a Family Medicine
Residency Program, practiced Medical Family Therapy and was the
Director of a Family Therapy Training Program.

In addition to this I am a retired Presbyterian minister, having
graduated from seminary (Boston University) in 1975. I served a
church full-time from 1975-1981 before entering the mental health
field permanently. I am married; we have two adult daughters and two
wonderful granddaughters.

My educational background includes two master's degrees and a PhD. Most
of my career was as an assistant professor of psychiatry and family
medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. There I wrote
two professional books and over 65 papers and book chapters. 

In addition to long fiction, I write personal essays, many of which have
been published in the Psychotherapy Networker magazine. 

I also write a blog, "Going Out Not Knowing," for Psychology
Today magazine (

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Tour Stop! Silent Kingdom by Rachel Schade

Good morning book lovers! Today, Rachel Schade drops by with her series, "Silent Kingdom". It looks like it's going to be a great read for anyone who likes YA fantasy.

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Silent Kingdom Book 1
Rachel L. Schade

YA Fantasy 

Some fates can't be escaped.
Chosen by truth. Marked for death. Halia must choose to save her kingdom, or
let it fall.

Misroth's king has died, and the entire kingdom is in mourning--or so it seems.
After her father is crowned regent in his brother's stead, Princess
Halia discovers a terrible truth that could end her life. But when
she flees to live in hiding, she discovers that the Royal Guard are
not all she has to fear. Dark creatures stalk her, reports of
oppression and war reach her ears, and her burden to protect her
kingdom--at any cost--will not be silenced.

Lovers of fantasy adventures such as Throne of GlassAn Ember in the Ashes,
The Remnant Chronicles won't want to miss this exciting new series. 
Filled with heart-pounding
action and thrilling courage, supernatural powers and nightmarish
monsters, readers have trouble putting this book down. Start your
adventure today!

Kingdom Book 2

An empty throne. A ruined kingdom. Is she their deliverance or their

Halia's fight for her kingdom is only beginning. With Misroth's rightful king
in danger, Halia is forced to trust her enemy and embark on a
dangerous journey into Toryn to find her cousin. But Toryn is in
ruins, its people plagued by terrors and fighting for survival. As
death stalks them all, Halia must face the darkness in her past and
her deepest fears, until at last she is faced with one terrible
question: How much is she willing to lose?

Lovers of fantasy adventures such as Throne of Glass
An Ember in the Ashes, and The Remnant Chronicles won't
want to miss this exciting new series. Filled with heart-pounding
action and thrilling courage, supernatural powers and nightmarish
monsters, readers have trouble putting this book down.

L. Schade was born on the first day of summer in a small town in
Michigan, only to end up in another small town in Ohio. She attended
The Ohio State University to learn how to write obnoxiously long
papers, cite people who use big words, and discuss her passion:
books. She has a great love for the color blue, sunshine, chocolate,
and not folding her laundry. Currently she lives with her husband and
surrounds herself with coffee and books on a regular basis.

the tour HERE
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tour Stop! Witches Protection Program by Michael Okon

Good morning book lovers! Micheal Okon drops by with his book "Witches Protection Program". Enjoy!

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Protection Program
Michael Okon

YA Urban Fantasy 

Wes Rockville, a disgraced law-enforcement agent, gets one last chance to
prove himself and save his career when he’s reassigned to a
232-year-old secret government organization.

The Witches Protection Program.

His first assignment: uncover a billion-dollar cosmetics company’s
diabolical plan to use witchcraft for global domination, while
protecting its heiress Morgan Pendragon from her aunt’s evil deeds.
Reluctantly paired with veteran witch protector, Alastair Verne, Wes
must learn to believe in witches…and believe in himself.

Filled with adventure and suspense, Michael Okon creates a rousing,
tongue-in-cheek alternate reality where witches cast spells and wreak
havoc in modern-day New York City.

Michael Okon is an award-winning and best-selling author of multiple genres
including paranormal, thriller, horror, action/adventure and
self-help. He graduated from Long Island University with a degree in
English, and then later received his MBA in business and finance.
Coming from a family of writers, he has storytelling in his DNA.
Michael has been writing from as far back as he can remember, his
inspiration being his love for films and their impact on his life.
From the time he saw The Goonies, he was hooked on the idea of
entertaining people through unforgettable characters.

Michael is a lifelong movie buff, a music playlist aficionado, and a sucker
for self-help books. He lives on the North Shore of Long Island with
his wife and children.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Tour Stop! Beneath the Surface by B.K. Stubblefield

Good morning book lovers! Today, B.K. Stubblefield drops by with the second book of her Secrets in Oak Creek Series, "Beneath the Surface". Enjoy!

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the Surface
Secrets In Oak Creek Book 2
B.K. Stubblefield

Mystery, Romance

He clutched his head in his hands. His shoulders shook, but no sound
came. Minutes stretched, interrupted only by the pop of burning

Ryan Collins had it all – financial freedom, an exciting career, and
attractive women. A favorite photographer in the glamorous world of
fashion, his lifestyle is the envy of many. Only a few know of the
demons that haunt him.
When Ryan and Emily Carmichael discover Oak Creek’s dirty secret, they
become witnesses to a drug crime. With Ryan’s plans for a career
change temporarily on hold, the physical and emotional attraction to
Emily grows strong. But a twisted truth taught so many years ago
spirals to the surface and strangles his heart. A romantic
relationship just isn’t meant to be.
While assisting a friend with a documentary in the African wild, Ryan is
forced to confront his terrors. As the battle within rages will he be
able to permanently silence the voices this time? Will he find a way
back to Emily, and the happiness he so desperately craves? Or is
it too late?

.99 cents!!**

in Oak Creek
In Oak Creek Book 1

A small town with a dark secret. A new arrival in grave danger. Can she
solve the mystery before she ends up the next victim?

The best part of Emily's childhood may have been the time she spent with
her quirky aunt. So when her favorite relative passes away, she drops
everything to attend the funeral in the small town of Oak Creek. But
she never expected to inherit her aunt's entire estate, including her
massive black dog Bentley. Just as she starts to get the hang of
small-town life, an unknown driver runs her off the road and sends
her to the hospital.
As doctors tend to her and she makes a connection with a charming Oak
Creek resident named Ryan, Emily racks her brain to figure out who
would want her dead. When sparks start to fly between her and the
Good Samaritan that sat by her bedside, they team up to solve the
mystery. Digging into the crime starts to reveal a dark side to Oak
Creek and long-held secrets nobody wants revealed. Emily and Ryan
must uncover the truth before her assailant comes back to finish the

.99 cents!!**

B.K. Stubblefield is a new writer with a passion for animal rescue. After adopting her new
dog Harper, she was quickly overwhelmed with the challenges of
raising a "puppy on steroids". Together with her close
friend, Debra Wagner, she published 'Rescued: A Tale of Two Dogs',
two nonfiction tales of love, patience and commitment.

In an effort to help bring awareness to animal neglect and abuse in our own
neighborhoods, B.K. Stubblefield shares several short stories of
animals brought out of the shadows and into the light of love in her
second book "Rescued: Out of The Shadows."

Fictional short stories and memory books/journals continue to carry the theme
of dog rescue.

B.K. Stubblefield is also a contributing author 
to "Be Their Voice: An Anthology for Rescue, Volume I & II

Her debut novel, 'Secrets in Oak Creek', a mystery/romance, was published in November

Born and raised in Germany, the author has spent many years supporting her husband's
military career. Moving between Europe and the United States, she now
makes her home in the small rural town of Elizabethtown, Kentucky
where she enjoys the slower pace of small town living. Early morning
weekend walks with her dog Harper are among her favorite activities.

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