Saturday, October 1, 2016

THE HUNT 2 ~ A THRILL OF THE HUNT ANTHOLOGY ~ ALL SALES PROCEEDS GO TO #STJUDES



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Sep 29, 2016

it was amazing
Read from September 23 to 27, 2016

Wow! I received and Advance Copy of this book for a review. It is not something I normally would do as I do not accept free books. However, since this is to help St. Jude's Hospital, I figured I could always buy the book when it comes out too. It will be a purchase I am glad to make! This collection is awesome! Such a diverse sampling of styles and genres! It starts with a bit of Paranormal with L. E. Perez's story When They Call. Sam dies and is brought back after a motorcycle accident. The voices and headaches torture her to the point she seeks mystic help. The twist at the end was so unexpected and is just a taste of what is in store!

Monster in the Woods by Kelly Abell shows us evil in the shape of a human. Graham is a teen on a camping trip when he discovers a cabin in the woods. The horror inside leads him to become something not even he expected.

Horror in Grieselton~TM Witko Awesome story about a therapy patient who may not really be imagining things. What if the devils they see are real?

Gone Fishing~Susan Burdorf This is a quick tale about a murder at a resort. Well written and again, an unexpected revelation.


Reflected~J. Nichole Parkins This touched me as I read it a day or two after I wrote a poem about the person in the mirror. Cosmic tingles. Merigold's reflection seems to be alive, but what does she really want?

Escape~Laura Stapleton This story is scary because it would probably happen just like she has written it. The earth is dying and the only hope for humanity is to find habitable planets elsewhere. But, is everyone on the same page?

11:34~L Marshall James A child's taunt has caused torment for the new kid in town. She is told a lady haunts her house. When she gets angry for being teased, a lady starts appearing in her doorway every night. Moving after a horrific murder does not get rid of the lady. What is her real reason for being there?

Revenge from Within~Kristin Durfee Vigilante justice! What a twist!!! Loved this!


Game Night~Miranda Nading A group of older women gather each week to play poker. One night, Ruth finds an expensive chess piece near her gate. The members of the group start being murdered, and they are holding a piece from the same set. Will they figure out who is responsible before it is too late? Amazing how we take stuff for granted until it is threatened or completely taken from us.

When the Water Burns~A.L. Awtrey This is another favorite as I love mythology. Can Tomas save Kyla from Veto. Or is the water elemental spirit lost to her own fascination?


This anthology has the works of some very talented authors. The writing is as diverse as the topics. Together for a great cause, they deserve kudos!

I tried very hard not to give any spoilers!


Friday, September 30, 2016

Inspired By Nature: Animal Edition

Inspired By Nature: Animal Edition

Nature Inspired: Animal Edition offers you the opportunity to see animals both big and small through the eyes of different artists. With more than sixty works in this full color edition, it is a treasure trove of touching, charming and curious images.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Kevin Fleming - The Storyteller's Book - PROMO Blitz


YA Sci-fi/Fantasy
Date Published:  November 2015

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“…you must realize and accept, neither me, your mum, nor either of you are human.”

Nick and Mel are 14 year old twins living normal lives with their parents. When they discover an ancient book in the attic and read from it, strange events begin to happen around them. Something has been awakened which prompts their parents to take them away to a town called Midway where they reveal to the twins that they are not human. They had been hidden on Earth, brought up as though they were human, awaiting the right moment for the truth to be told.

When their parents mysteriously disappear on their first night away, they are forced to discover for themselves what their roles are in the new lives they’ve been thrown into. They struggle alone as they try to understand and balance their past human lives with their alien destiny. When the book they discovered at their home is stolen, it falls on the twins to recover it. The book has a lot more power than they realised, and if they fail, it will not be they who suffer, but the whole human race.

Along the way, they meet an array of characters, some will become friends, some will become enemies, who can they trust? For now, they can trust only each other.


About the Author


Kevin Fleming has lived in Liverpool, England, all his life, born into a family with roots in Ireland, Yorkshire and London. All his family apart from he and his wife have long since left Liverpool to spread across the globe, even as far as New Zealand. He feels as though his ancestors all congregated in Liverpool, dropped him off then quietly left.
Even as a child he wanted to write a book but never had the patience to continue beyond the first page. Despite many more failed attempts through his teens, the thought of completing a novel stayed with him as an adult working in telecommunications and afterwards running his own business. In 2012 he decided he’d been employed enough for one lifetime and concentrated on writing.
After all the years of trying, ‘The Storyteller’s Book’ finally arrived, quickly followed by 'The Mines of Kothkish', ‘The Warlords of Shreen' and finally 'Carnival of the Otherworld’, to form the series, The Chronicles of Midway.
Married for over thirty years, he has a daughter and son who have now left home and are building lives for themselves elsewhere in England.


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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

TEN DAYS ☟ #INDIEBOOKFEST2016 #FANFARE #aNightIn Paris


Great Giveaways during "A Night in Paris"

Royal Palm Ballroom: FANFARE: This Indie BookFest-exclusive party gives readers a special chance to socialize with their favorite authors - and make new friends, too.
Our theme this year is A Night in Paris.
Paris... the perfect city to combine mystery, suspense, literature, erotica, paranormal and of course... romance!
Readers can visit the authors as they enjoy delicious food and a cash bar. Our DJ will provide rocking tunes... and there will be a photo booth for capturing those once-in-a-lifetime memories.
Attendees will receive a fabulous goody bag, which includes a ticket to The Dating Game: Book Edition!





Orlando, Florida - October 7, 8 & 9 - 2016

#IndieBookfest celebrates Indie, Hybrid, and Traditional Authors and Artists and their freedom of


expression. Join some of your favorite Authors for a convention filled with workshops, panels, parties and more! You won’t want to miss the sessions throughout the day, where several panelists will be speaking on a variety of topics relevant to readers, book lovers, and writers.




Mikel Wilson and Sherry Gist - A Light Beyond The Darkness - Virtual Book Tour

In a land not far from your imagination is a clan of Hybrids. This clan will show you great wonders, love beyond time and great adventure. To read about this clan will make you believe in the unknown and open your mind to wonders of your imagination.
Virtual Book Tour - October 23 - November 4

Ray Bourhis - Billionaires and Bagmen - PROMO Blitz



Fiction, Political Fiction
Date Published:  March 2016

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Are you fed up with politics, payoffs, corporate mega-profits at a cost to taxpayers, immunization of white collar crime, bribes and favors guiding the decisions made by our elected officials? Have you had ENOUGH of politics? There is only one way to fix it – rewrite the rules. It can be done!

Midwest Book Review “Highly Recommended”

Billionaires and Bagmen: What Happens When A Small Town Takes Them On, offers a surprising solution to the question many people are asking since the Conventions: How can we take our lives back from an over-reaching government, Wall Street power brokers, lobbyist-written laws, the billionaires who buy them off and candidates we don’t like?

His answer is for local governments to simply ignore Big Brother’s rules and write their own. All across America, town by town, regardless of who is president or who big money controls. It’s called Civil Disobedience.

History is full with examples of people refusing to abide by laws they consider unjust or immoral. In Billionaires and Bagmen, Bourhis explores the possibility of a whole town doing just that. This entertaining political thriller, described by the Midwest Book Review as “deftly crafted and compelling,” also a blueprint of how it could be done.

Sean Cogan, a funny, prickly, charismatic economist turned venture capitalist, is convinced that our system is no longer “of, by and for the people,” that all three branches of government are bought and paid for, and that reform efforts are a complete joke. He believes that no matter who happens to be President, we have become a nation held in a vice grip by powerful billionaires, corrupt multinational corporations and their bagmen: the politicians and lobbyists who carry out their agendas.

Billionaires and Bagmen - What Happens When a Small Town Takes Them OnHe gathers up a few old high school friends in their small town and decides to shake things up. Sean convinces them that if something dramatic doesn’t happen now, the very concept of self-government will become obsolete.

He heads to town hall, plunks down $250 and registers an initiative to be put on the November ballot for his hometown of Fairview to declare its independence from everybody. Jen Renton, a gorgeous, burned-out corporate lawyer who has morphed into a Tibetan Buddhist massage therapist; Ollie Waterson, Sean’s political opposite, with an “Don’t Tread On Me!” bumper sticker on his HumVee and a couple other friends become part of his team.

From a savvy newspaper reporter to a secretive former CIA agent who knows how the game is played to the idiot alcoholic mayor of the town who tries to sabotage the initiative to a controversial talk show host with an agenda, things start to spin out of control. Particularly when the powers that be in Washington become concerned that this independence movement could take on a life of its own.

Cogan and his gang plow ahead in spite of the collusion of spies, lobbyists, a controversial talk show host and a whole boatload of other unsavory characters. It’s an exciting, scary and dangerous ride.
The climate for real change ripens. But is it too late?


About the Author

Ray Bourhis is uniquely qualified to be a political pundit and an enemy of unbridled corporate and political corruption. A lawyer practicing out of San Francisco and Santa Barbara, California,

Bourhis has been at the forefront of the battle against greed and excessive power for most of his life.

Bourhis grew up in the tough neighborhood of Elmhurst in Queens, New York. He credits an attempt by local street gang members to throw him, at the age of twelve, into a blazing bonfire with helping him develop the survival skills needed to spend his legal career taking on insurance companies.

Bourhis got his BA at Ohio State University. In his senior year, he created the University’s first mascot in eighty-five years with his then girlfriend, Sally Lanyon. Ray and Sally launched the mascot, unannounced, onto the football field in the middle of the marching band’s homecoming half-time show. When he waddled off the field, 82,000 fans chanted, “We want the mascot! We want the mascot!” and the OSU icon, now known as Brutus Buckeye, was born. .

After graduating from Ohio State, he took a job teaching in a rural high school in Appalachia, where he got fired for putting together a pilot project with Senator Robert Kennedy for students to work on Indian Reservations during the summer. Bourhis became one of Kennedy’s key staffers, working with the Senator on his presidential campaign.

Later Bourhis joined the Domestic Peace Corps (VISTA) and was sent to California as a community organizer with the farm workers. His passion for fighting for the underdog ultimately led him to the UC Berkeley School of Law. He decided on law as a career because he wanted to make a difference. Bourhis was inspired by the giants then serving on the Supreme Court, judges who bore little resemblance to those serving on the court today. While at Berkeley he founded a student-funded public interest law firm that was promptly vetoed by the University Board of Regents. The firm later became known as CalPirg (California Public Interest Research Group).

Since law school Bourhis has specialized in representing policyholders in cases involving the wrongful denial of long-term disability (LTD) insurance claims. His firm has set legal precedents and obtained record verdicts and settlements in that field. Again, this reflects his passion for fighting for the underdog.

Bourhis’ Billionaires and Bagmen reflects a lifetime of disdain for  what he considers the hijacking of America by an increasingly pro-business Supreme Court that has consistently ruled against “the people” and in favor of multi-national corporations. He believes and hopes that what happens with Sean Cogan and his friends in Fairview may well turn fiction into fact.

In addition to Billionaires and Bagmen, Bourhis is the author of the nonfiction book Insult to Injury and the soon to be released Preemption: A License to Steal Your Medical/ LTD Benefits. He also co-authored The Autobiography of Brutus Buckeye: As Told to His Parents Sally Lanyon and Ray Bourhis, published in 2015 to honor Brutus’ 50th birthday.

Bourhis lives in San Francisco and Montecito, CA.

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