Thursday, September 20, 2018

Silver Dagger Tours: Cloudy Rainbow


Cloudy Rainbow 
by Debbie De Louise
Genre: Paranormal Romance


This revised edition celebrates the 10th anniversary of the author’s first published novel.
When you lose a loved one, whether it’s a relative, friend, or precious pet, you wonder where that special soul has gone and if you will ever see him or her again. For Dulcie Mills, Long Island computer programmer, the answer may lie between a virtual world and the real one, between the past and the present, between dreams and reality.

Unable to get over her fiancee’s death and facing the impending loss of her 15-year-old cat, Dulcie escapes to a virtual world. When Dulcie’s best friend accepts a job from a clairvoyant who offers predictions regarding Dulcie’s dead fiancée and Dulcie becomes attracted to an online stranger, history begins to repeat itself in ways that are both promising and terrifying. What Dulcie discovers through a virtual séance may mean the only chance she has left for love or death itself.

Addressing topics of reincarnation and soul transfer in similar ways as Greg Iles’ Sleep No More and Nora Roberts’ Midnight Bayou, Cloudy Rainbow features an interesting mix of technology and the paranormal and will also appeal to cat lovers. 

Buy Links: Goodreads * Amazon




My name is Debbie De Louise. I am a reference librarian at a public library on Long Island and the award-winning author of the Cobble Cove mystery series. I have a B.A. in English and an MLS in Library Science. 

My first novel, a paranormal romance, "Cloudy Rainbow" (Booklocker 2008) received an honorable mention in the Writer's Digest self-published awards. I wrote that book after my beloved cat, Floppy, died from diabetic and liver complications. The book is dedicated to him, and he is featured as a character in it.

My second novel, the first book of the Cobble Cove Mystery series, "A Stone's Throw," (November 2015) was published by Limitless Publishing, LLC. It is the story of a widowed librarian who visits her husband's hometown and finds a new love with the town's newspaper publisher but also discovers some alarming truths about her husband's death and its connection to the publisher and his family. Along with a variety of characters, there is also a cat and dog who play minor but interesting roles in the novel. The second Cobble Cove Mystery, "Between a Rock and a Hard Place" was released in October 2016 by Solstice Publishing and a reprint of "A Stone's Throw" with an additional chapter was published in March, 2017. The third book of the series, "Written in Stone," was released in April, 2017. I've also published a romantic comedy novella, "When Jack Trumps Ace." 

I'm currently working on a standalone mystery, Reason to Die, and have several other writing projects planned for 2018 including a new cozy mystery series along with the fourth volume of the Cobble Cove mysteries. 

I'm a member of International Thriller Writers, Sistersed articles in Cats Magazine and Catnip (Tufts University Veterinary Newsletter). I won the Glamour Puss special award from Hartz Corporation for my Catster.com article, "Brushing your cat for bonding, beauty, and better health," (June, 2016). My short mystery, "Stitches in Time" was published in the Cat Crimes Through Time Anthology, (1999). I have also published several other short stories of various genres in Solstice anthologies. I live on Long Island with my husband, daughter, and our cat, Stripey. 


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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Silver Dagger Tours: Love on the Line


Love on the Line
Women at Work Book #1
by Kirsten Fullmer
Genre: Women's Fiction, Romance

Andy may not have pipeline know-how, per se, but she’s got brains and every right to prove that she can do the job. Her estranged grandpa, Buck, believes she has what it takes to be his engineering assistant, and she’s not about to let him down.

Rooster isn’t a bad guy. He respects women; he was raised by one of the best. But that new girl is too small and... feminine. She’s a distraction, plain and simple, and she doesn’t belong on a pipeline. This job is his chance to impress Buck Brennan, a pipeline legend, and no girly greenhorn is going to ruin it for him.

Will Andy prove herself to her grandfather and forge a relationship with the old man, or will continuous disagreements and unexpected sexual tension between Andy and Rooster derail their hard work?


**Only .99 cents!!**
Buy Links: Goodreads * Amazon


Kirsten grew up in the Western US and graduated from high school in 1984. She married soon there after and quickly built a family. With three young children and number four on the way, she returned to college in 1992. Her career as a draftsman included many settings ranging from a steel fabrication shops to prestigious engineering firms. Balancing family life with the workplace forced her to become the queen of multitasking. In 2001, bored with the cubical life, she moved on to teach drafting in technical college, then to opening her own consulting firm teaching 3D engineering software. Due to health problems, Kirsten retired in 2012 to travel with her husband for his job. She now works writing romance novels and enjoys spoiling her three grandchildren. Since 2017 Kirsten has lived and worked full time in a 40' travel trailer with her husband and her little dog Bingo.


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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Silver Dagger Tours: Claron by Katherine E. Hamilton



Claron
Siblings O'Rifcan Series Book 1
by Katharine E. Hamilton
Genre: Clean Romance

Tossing her belongings into a suitcase and escaping heartbreak seemed like the best idea for Rhea Conners. She’d simply travel across the ocean to visit her grandfather in Ireland and heal. Then she’d come back. Simple. But what she doesn’t expect is to find solace and healing in the form of the O’Rifcan family. One member in particular: Claron. 

Claron enjoyed his life farming the land his grandparents gifted him. He lived his life quietly and contentedly, until Rhea arrived. He’d steered clear of relationships and entanglements since his last heartbreak, but something about Roland’s granddaughter twists him up inside. Something about Rhea has him rethinking his life of solitude. 

Two hearts. One chance. Can Rhea and Claron overcome past hurts to make a new beginning?


***only .99 cents until Sept 6th!!**

Katharine E. Hamilton graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and uses her knack for research in all her stories. She is a Southern Belle with a pinch of sass, and when she is not writing she can be found chasing around her toddler son, driving around the ranch, or baking delicacies for local parties and events. Katharine currently resides on a ranch in South Texas where the skies and rivers, in all their beauty, rejuvenate the soul.





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Monday, September 17, 2018

The Book Lover's Tag (2)


I found this tag online and I thought it would be fun to do! This tag is originally from another very pretty reading and other lovely things based blog called 
Of Reading and Random Things

Happy Monday!!! Melissa, and I are so excited to bring you our second Book Lover's Tag! Please enjoy reading our answers! If you would like us to answer certain questions for the next Book Lever's Tag,  just drop a comment below. 

Do you remember how you developed a love for reading?
Melissa- When I was really young...my parents read to me a lot and my love for reading grew as I got older.
Jessica - Yep, it was the sixth grade! I just remember wanting to read every book I could get my hands on. 

When do you usually read?

Melissa- Honestly I read whenever when I'm bored when I'm on the bus when I should be doing other things like school work or actual work... I may have a problem.
Jessica - Anytime I can! Like literally anywhere, I definitely make time to read everyday.

Do you prefer to read hardcopies or Kindle?

Melissa - For a while I really only read hard copies and then there was like a couple of years or I was really into e-books and now I think I prefer hard copies again.
Jessica- Once upon a time I was totally against Kindle/e-books but then I got a tablet before college...and I loved it! It was so easy buying books, I was spending at least $20 dollars a month on Kindle books. Hence the reason I totally prefer hardcopies, I can hold my $20 book in my hand!!

What is your favourite genre?

Melissa-I definitely prefer young adult fantasy and contemporary ya but every little bit of everything.
Jessica - I'm a huge fan of young adult, ya fantasy, ya paranormal, typically anything that falls within the YA structure.

What genre will you not read?

Melissa-I don't think I will ever really read mystery or suspense and like that hardcore erotica I'm not a fan.
Jessica - Erotica...I like the occasional love scene but not like fifty shades of bland..or historical romance..taketh me on the stairs, Bert slowly makes his way to Sandra...Sandra can see the animal in his eyes waiting to be released...

Do you have a favourite author?

Melissa -David Lev & Sarah Dessen
Jessica - Nope too many good authors out there to just pick one! But Stephen King is one my all time favorites.

What is the worst book you’ve ever read?

Melissa - I've read some pretty shitty books but I can't remember exactly what they're called mainly cause they were pretty bad and not that memorable.
Jessica -There are more than I would like to share...I can't really remember the books which is why I generally find myself reading books similar to those...Then I get upset and find myself sucked back into that genre...lmao

What is the biggest book you’ve ever read?

Melissa-The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Jessica- It by Stephen King

What was the last book you bought?

Melissa-The Wicked Deep by Erin
Jessica- Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Which do you prefer library books or buying books?

Melissa -It depends really, I mainly check out library book though unless I really want a certain book to keep forever.
Jessica- I agree with Melissa it depends, sometimes if I really want a book, I will buy the book. But most times I will borrow the book from the library. 

What are you reading now?

Melissa-The Unliklies by Carrie Firestone I am half way in, and it is a pretty good book so far.
Jessica- A Room Away From the Wolves by Ren Suma, I just recently started this book, and I like it. 

What are the disadvantages of being a book lover?

Melissa- Nothing...except having your TBR pile grow big enough to crush you.
Jessica- Having deadlines at work so you can't read, and review as much as you want...#lifegetsintheway

Monday, September 10, 2018

Sliver Dagger Book Tours Celebration & Giveaway!!!



Silver Dagger Book Tours is now 2 years old this month!


Believe it or not, Silver Dagger Book Tours was created and is mainly operated by just one person!
I used to be just an internet crawler looking for new books and giveaways and stumbled upon book tours. After indulging in many dozens of tours, I decided I'd like to try my hand at blogging in my spare time (with absolutely no blogging experience at all!) I was a book blogger for several companies (and still am) and stuck with it for over 3 years. In that time, I learned all the ropes and became a pretty efficient blogger, but there was still something missing- I wanted to make my posts stand out a bit! So, I started creating small graphics like “about the book” and the other standard graphics that you see in all my tours nowadays and started jazzing my posts up.
I became pregnant with my second child in the fall of 2015 and me and my hubby decided to try to purchase our first home finally, so I quit my waitressing job to pack up everything for the move and never looked back!
It took several months of trying to get the ball rolling and was quite difficult at first to get authors to tour with me. Thus, I had an idea to let everybody pay what they can comfortably afford instead of set rates as I thought what some other companies charged were just outrageous!
Since then, I have done over 1000 tours and worked with hundreds of amazing authors – many who come back for repeat tours! I have 2-3 tours kick off every weekday with occasional tours on the weekends and EVERY tour is required to have a giveaway so readers can gain a little something and have fun while they enjoy learning about new books.
I have an absolutely amazing group of bloggers that share my tours on their sites and really couldn't have gotten this far without their continued support and would like to thank each and every one of them! Ya'll are amazing! I also have two assistants that help me check links and keep up with blogger activity – Janet, who's been with me over a year, and Laurie, who is a new addition. Ya'll ladies are spectacular and I couldn't do it without you!
Absolutely everything else is completely run solely by me though and I really enjoy organizing tours and helping new authors get discovered. I don't discriminate and host ALL fictional genres in ALL age ranges as me and my bloggers have a broad range of readers that enjoy many different genres.
After two years of astronomical tours, I am going stronger than ever now and growing on a daily basis with plans to continue hosting tours for many many years!

If you are an author interested in booking a tour with me, you can see a general FAQ page and booking HERE!


If you are a blogger interested in joining some of my tours, you can see my current sign ups HERE!
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A third generation local of the historic town of Fredericksburg, TX, I was born and raised among the rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country where the beauty of the landscape is breathtaking and town is  famous for the Main Street historic shopping district, the best peaches in the world, wildflowers and wine. I really can't imagine living anywhere else!
A country girl through and through, I grew up hunting, fishing and digging for Indian artifacts, all the while enjoying the many rivers and swimming holes around town. I'm a stay at home mom with three beautiful boys, ages 9, 2, and 1 that encompass my entire world!
A bookaholic from birth, I have always had a deep passion for reading and spend many late nights devouring books into the wee hours of the morning. My “real” book collection numbers over 3000 books and take up an entire small room in our house with custom bookshelves built by my husband that I call my “book cave”. I've been building this collection since my childhood and will keep on adding to it for the rest of my life. Of course, I also have a similar collection of ebooks as well as I finally went digital a few years ago.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, playing with my kids, doing DIY renovation projects with my husband, cooking, and relaxing on my back porch with a good cup of coffee while I watch the massive axis deer herd come through the yard.








Spotlight Post & Giveaway: Hot Tide Series



Another Shot With Summer
Hot Tide Book 1
by Michele De Winton
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy

He broke her heart like a cheap surfboard…can he win her back?


After an accident stole his surfing career, Ashton Evans has a chance to reinvent his life by photographing the leaders of the World Surfing League. The problem? Summer Roberts is his first client. Now the woman he can’t forget is spending long, hot Indonesian days in front of his lens. In a bikini. And worse, she’s steaming up his nights.

But no matter how tempting Summer is, Ashton must keep his hands to himself. For the sake of her career, Summer is pretending she’s still in a relationship with someone else. Being seen with Ashton could blow her chance at making it onto the World Surfing League leader board for good. But with their attraction as unstoppable as one of the giant ocean waves that rule their lives, will they be tumbled under by it? Or will Ashton finally get his second shot with Summer?

Get ready for a wet, hot ride.




Making Over Maya
Hot Tide Book 2

This Cinderella isn't supposed to end up with the Wolfe.

Maya Taylor is all sass and style when it comes to closing a PR deal, but when it comes to men, she has about as much witty banter as a drowning grommet. So when fashion mogul, Dominic Wolfe, enters her life, he seems to be bringing the perfect deal.

She’ll teach him all there is to know about the highly competitive side of surf sponsorship. And in return, Dominic will turn the beautiful surf-klutz into a man-magnet. Dream deal, right?

Only the lessons start getting hotter than the beach mid-summer and Dominic realizes he wants more. Much more. But the deal was their relationship wouldn’t cross the line between business and pleasure…





It's no wonder that Michele's first romance has a little sparkle of the stage tucked into its pages as she was a performer long before she got adicted to the page. Being a writer was not what she was supposed to be when she 'grew up' but then neither was a dancer. Her poor parents. They thought that when she toddled off to law school they'd bred a responsible, useful adult and instead they got a performer and word junkie. 

She now writes full time in a studio surrounded by the whisper of wind in the trees and only intermittent interruptions from her young son, husband and hunger pangs. She's based in New Zealand (land of beaches and hobbits) loves chocolate, yoga, sunshine, her boys and happy endings.

You can get in touch through facebook or twitter or through her website and blog www.micheledewinton.com




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Friday, September 7, 2018

Blog Tour: #MistPH


Title: Reign of Mist
Author: Helen Scheuerer
Publisher: Talem Press
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publication date: 13 September 2018

The realm’s darkest secret is out.

The cruelty of the capital and the power-hungry King Arden have scattered Bleak and her companions across the continents.

On the run in a foreign land, Bleak finds herself tied to some unexpected strangers. When the answers she yearns for are finally within reach, she must face the hard truths of her past, and take her fate into her own hands before it’s too late. 

Meanwhile, secrets and magic unravel as a dark power corrupts the realm. Bleak’s friends are forced to decide where their loyalties lie, and who, if anyone, they can trust. 

But one thing is certain: war is coming, and they must all be ready when it does. 

Intriguing and action-packed, Reign of Mist is the second instalment in Helen Scheuerer’s epic YA fantasy series, The Oremere Chronicles.

Book links:
Goodreads ~ Amazon — Pre-order/Purchase link to follow!
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About the Author
Helen Scheuerer is a YA fantasy author from Sydney, Australia. Reign of Mist is the second book in her high fantasy trilogy, The Oremere Chronicles. After writing literary fiction for a number of years, Helen was inspired to return to her childhood love of fantasy thanks to novels like Throne of Glass, The Queen’s Poisoner and The Queen of the Tearling.

Helen is also the Founding Editor of Writer’s Edit (www.writersedit.com), an online learning platform for emerging writers. In its first year, Writer’s Edit reached thousands of new authors, and soon became its own small press, with Helen overseeing the production and publication of three creative writing anthologies, Kindling Volume I, Volume II and Volume III. It’s now one of the largest writing websites in the world.

Helen’s love of writing and books led her to pursue a Bachelor of Creative Arts, majoring in Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong. While the Kindling books were being published, Helen also completed a Masters of Publishing at the University of Sydney.

Helen now lives by the beach and writes full time. She has many more books planned for the future.

Find out more about the author here:

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My thoughts..
WOOT WOOT!! Ugh, this post is about #MistPH, normally the sequels are not better than the first book. Most authors cannot give repeat the same "emotions" but somehow Helen does! ROM is better than the first book! I mean Bleak, is still...Bleak but like less bleakish..lol I know but she definitely came into her own in this book. It was amazing to read "see" Bleak become strong, and fight for herself, and those she cares about, without feeling guilty about being selfish. We left off with Bleak sailing into the #Mist with no idea of where she would wash ashore...Welp she lands on Oremere, yep that mystical land/island that is casually taking over everything...Yeah its creepy, cold, and lonely except for the beast she meets and tames. Also she meets Helen's twin sister who is believed to have walked into the mist, and never to be returned....This was a whole cluster**** of feelings for me! Ugh I was so happy that Helen could have her sister back but boy was Helen a complete ***** about it. Jeez but Bleak finds her way back to Helen and the others, where they are trying to turn the tides to a war that it doesn't seem like they will win. My rating 5/5, this book was phenomenal!! 
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Favorite Quotes:
“Not all wars were fought with blades and shields. Not all courage was found in the heart of a battle.”

"We're not all born equal in strength and agility, but a mind can be as sharp as any blade, if you know how to wield it."

"Your secrets have kept you company far too long."

“Often it’s those closest to us who surprise us the most”
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Author Interview:

1. How did you begin writing? Did you intend to become an author, or do you have a specific reason or reasons for writing each book?
I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was about seven years old. I’ve been writing stories ever since then! As for the Oremere Chronicles, I initially wrote Heart of Mist as part of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) as a means of escape from another book I was working on. I haven’t looked back since :)

2.What is your favorite under-appreciated novel?
That’s a difficult one! I really enjoyed S.B. Nova’s A Kingdom of Exiles. She’s a fellow indie author, so I appreciate how hard it is to reach new readers, which is why I always tell people about her book.

3. Which literary character do you most resonate with on a personal level? 
Another hard question! If I had to pick one… Maybe Jo March from Little Women?

4. Describe The Oremere Chronicles in 5 words.
Action-packed. Intriguing. Surprising. Fast-paced. Girl-power.
(is it cheating if I use hyphenated words?)

5. Our last question is, what is the best advice you have received as an author or in general?
I’ve received (and given) plenty of writing advice over the years, but the most effective has been this: write what you love reading.

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