Monday, October 15, 2018

Silver Dagger Tours: Grasmere Cottage Mysteries




Dead in the Garden
(Grasmere Cottage Mystery Book 1)
by Dahlia Donovan
Genre: Cozy Mystery, M/M Romance


Join bestselling author Dahlia Donovan on a cosy mystery adventure in Grasmere Cottage Mystery book one. With love, wit, and a murder to solve, life for Valor and Bishan is about to get bloomin' complicated in this sweet gay romance.

Dead body in the garden? Check.

Mystery to solve? Check.

Police focused on the wrong person? Not good.


All grown up and graduated, Valor Tarquin Scott, son to Earl and Countess Scott, owns The Ginger’s Bread, a biscuit shop, in Grasmere in the Lake District. The love of his life, Bishan Tamboli, has turned his music studies into a successful career playing with the London Symphony Orchestra. It’s a perfect life with their cat, spending evenings watching Poirot on the television.

The nightmare begins with one dead former schoolmate, leading police to believe Bishan is responsible.

Valor struggles to solve the cryptic puzzles left behind in a race to prove Bishan’s innocence. 

He can’t help wondering how far the body count will rise before they manage to stop the killer.


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Dead in the Pond
(Grasmere Cottage Mystery Book 2)

Join bestselling author Dahlia Donovan on a cosy mystery adventure in Grasmere Cottage Mystery book two. With love, wit, and a murder to solve, life for Valor and Bishan continues to be blinkin' complicated in this sweet gay romance.

Killer on the loose? Check.

Frogs in the garden? Check.

Playing a twisted game with a killer? Not good.


Bishan Tamboli struggles to recover from his false arrest. He worries the police still aren’t as convinced about his innocence. With his longtime boyfriend, Valor, at his side, he intends to solve the puzzles and catch the murderer amongst their former schoolmates.

He’s fought hard for his independence as an autistic and refuses to throw it all away because of a nameless monster. With friends and family in the killer’s crosshairs, Bishan fears the mystery will bring the end of everything and everyone he loves.


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Dead in the Shop 
(Grasmere Cottage Mystery Book 3)

Join bestselling author Dahlia Donovan in the final book of her cosy mystery adventure in Grasmere Cottage Mystery book three. With love, wit, and a murder to solve, Valor and Bishan really need to stop life being so bloody complicated in this sweet gay romance.

Deadly fire? Check.

Fear-induced heart attack imminent? Check.

Time running out on them? Not good.

Valor Scott wants nothing more than to enjoy life in his little cottage with his boyfriend. The shadows of a serial killer continue to haunt him, though. He only wants the living nightmare to end. He battles one catastrophic event after the other, intent on bringing his loved ones through to the other side safely.

As their killer finally comes out into the open, Valor finds himself face-to-face with an obsessed murderer intent on destroying everyone in their path.


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Dahlia Donovan wrote her first romance series after a crazy dream about shifters and damsels in distress. She prefers irreverent humour and unconventional characters. An autistic and occasional hermit, her life wouldn’t be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games. 

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Silver Dagger Tour: The Dragon Hunters





The Dragon Hunters
(Histories of Malweir Book 2)
by Christian Warren Freed
Genre: Epic Fantasy


The Mage Wars are a fading memory. The kingdoms of Malweir focus on rebuilding what was lost and moving beyond the vast amounts of death and devastation. For some it is easy, others far worse. Some men are made in battle. Grelic of Thrae is one. A seasoned veteran of numerous campaigns and raids, Grelic is a warrior without a war. He languishes under mugs of ale and poor choices that eventually find him locked in the dungeons of King Rentor. His only chance at redemption is an offer tantamount to suicide: travel north with a misfit band of adventurers and learn the truth of what happened in the village of Gend.
Grelic, suddenly tired of his life, reluctantly agrees and meets the only survivor of the horrible massacre: Fitch Iane. Broken, mentally and physically, Fitch babbles about demons stalking through the mists and a terrible monster prowling the skies, breathing fire and death.
What begins as a simple reconnaissance mission quickly turns into a quest to stop Sidian, the Silver Mage from accomplishing his goals in the Deadlands. The last of the dark mages seeks to recover the four shards of the crystal of Tol Shere and open the gateway to release the dark gods from their eternal prison.
Grelic and his team are sorely outnumbered and ill prepared to deal with the combined threats of a dark mage and one of the great dragons from the west. Not even the might of the Aeldruin, high elf mercenaries, and Dakeb, the last of the mages, promises to be enough to stop evil and restore peace to Thrae.





Armies of the Silver Mage
(Histories of Malweir Book 1)

Malweir was once governed by the order of Mages, bringers of peace and light. Centuries past and the lands prospered. But all was not well. Unknown to most, one mage desired power above all else. He turned his will to the banished Dark Gods and brought war to the free lands. Only a handful of mages survived the betrayal and the Silver Mage was left free to twist the darker races to his bidding. The only thing he needs to complete his plan and rule the world forever are the four shards of the crystal of Tol Shere.


Having spent most of their lives dreaming about leaving their sleepy village and travelling the world, Delin Kerny and Fennic Attleford never thought that one day they would be forced to flee their town in order to save their lives. Everything changes when they discover the fabled Star Silver sword and learn that there are some who want the weapon for themselves. Hunted by a ruthless mercenary, the boys run from Fel Darrins and are forced into the adventure they only dreamed about.

Ever ashamed of the horrors his kind let loose on the world the last mage, Dakeb, lives his life in shadows. The only thing keeping him alive is his quest to stop the Silver Mage from reassembling the crystal. His chance finally comes through the hearts and wills of Delin and Fennic. Dakeb bestows upon them the crystal shard, entrusting them with the one thing capable of restoring peace to Malweir.



Christian W. Freed was born in Buffalo, N.Y. more years ago than he would like to remember. After spending more than 20 years in the active duty US Army he has turned his talents to writing. Since retiring, he has gone on to publish 17 military fantasy and science fiction novels, as well as his memoirs from his time in Iraq and Afghanistan. His first published book (Hammers in the Wind) has been the #1 free book on Kindle 4 times and he holds a fancy certificate from the L Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest.


Passionate about history, he combines his knowledge of the past with modern military tactics to create an engaging, quasi-realistic world for the readers. He graduated from Campbell University with a degree in history and is pursuing a Masters of Arts degree in Military History from Norwich University. He currently lives outside of Raleigh, N.C. and devotes his time to writing, his family, and their two Bernese Mountain Dogs. If you drive by you might just find him on the porch with a cigar in one hand and a pen in the other.


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Friday, October 12, 2018

Sliver Dagger Tours: Links


Links
by Lisa Becker
Genre: Contemporary Romance

"Witty, heartfelt and emotionally satisfying. Everything I want in a second chance romance! Once I picked it up I couldn't put it down!" #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken 

In high school, Charlotte Windham went through a typical ugly duckling phase - glasses and all, while harboring a crush on Garrett Stephens, the school's athletic heartthrob. Fifteen years later, Charlotte and Garrett have a chance encounter at a Los Angeles restaurant. However, this time around, Charlotte has leveled the playing field. She’s a bestselling novelist and no longer “Glasses,” the humiliating nickname Garrett gave her. She’s a catch and, thanks to corrective eye surgery, it’s not just her eyes that see better...so does her heart! Garrett hasn’t fared poorly either, transforming from teen heartbreaker to adult lothario and is now a successful professional golfer suffering from a possible career-ending injury. Can Charlotte forgive Garrett for his past ways, and more recent Don Juan lifestyle? And, can Garrett change his ways for a second chance with Charlotte, who may just be perfect for him?





Lisa Becker is a romance writer who spends her time like she spends her money - on books and margaritas.  In addition to Clutch: a novel, she is the author of the Click trilogy, a contemporary romance series about online dating and Links, a standalone, second chance romance readers.  As Lisa’s grandmother used to say, “For every chair, there’s a tush.” Lisa is now happily married to a wonderful man she met online and lives in Manhattan Beach, California with him and their two daughters. So, if it happened for her, there’s hope for anyone! You can share your love stories with her at www.lisawbecker.com.



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Silver Dagger Tours: Crimson Melodies


Crimson Melodies
(Red and Black Series Book 2)
by Grace Harper
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Donovan Dreamboat Carter's ambition in life wasn't to become the lead singer of the band Maverick. His plan to move to Brighton to assist his aunt run a halfway house was to get away from his past. He'd finished his degree, had the skills to help his aunt. Life for him would be settled.

When he saw Alex Devlin, lead singer of the globally successful rock band, Fragile, peeling carrots at his aunt’s kitchen sink, he faltered on the threshold.

His knew with certainty that his life would change forever.

Leia Bryant, the internationally famous supermodel, has the world at her feet. However, her agent thinks otherwise and systematically drops her from all her campaigns, citing Leia is too old to model. 

Devastated that she is now unable to walk down the best Milan runways, Leia is surprised when Red & Black record label want to meet her. After a single meeting, Leia is cosseted into the family of the record label. But, it’s her passionate encounter with Donovan Carter that changes her life forever.

Leia resists Donovan's crazy idea of dating, telling him she is too old for him. A decade younger than Leia, Donovan doesn't see what the problem could be.

She sets the rules and is only prepared to have a fling, keep it quiet from the public, just a bit of fooling around. The plan is going well until one of them falls in love.

Then both their lives change forever.

Maverick quickly reach stardom, but at what cost? Especially as Donovan replaced the previous lead singer of Maverick , Casey Lowe, much to Casey's aggravation. They knew each other a long time ago.

Old wounds split open. There is more than one man out for revenge. Whose lives are about to change again?

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Charcoal Notes 
(Red and Black Series Book 1)

Ultimate friends to lovers romance. 

There was a time when Sebastian Wild had the music world eating out of his hands. Rock band, Fragile were at their height of fame when they gave it all up. 

It seemed a good idea when Sebastian started Red & Black record label with his best friend, Alex Devlin. Sebastian was over the moon when Tara Adkins agreed to come on board to spearhead the marketing. 

Sweet, innocent Tara. He knew her life choices and had no problem marrying her before he could take her to bed. 

The problem? She was his best friend and only saw him as a rock star man whore. 

Tara Adkins had been in lust with Sebastian for too many years. Lust had moved to love when she started working at Red & Black record label. The handsome, sexy rock star had her heart racing every time he walked into her office. 

The problem? She wished she’d never told him about her rules of love. Date, marry then have sex. He was her best friend and only saw her as an innocent woman who was too buttoned up to let her wild side show. 

Sebastian and Tara embark on a passionate journey, attempting to prove to each other that it only matters what they think about their relationship, not the public or his parents. Neither believes they are good enough for marriage. 

Sebastian thought he had won her heart until Valentino, the devious, handsome Italian tries to lure Tara away. 

Will Valentino beat Sebastian to marry Tara or will Tara listen to Sebastian’s parents and believe she is just another groupie to fall for the rock star? 

Find out in the new series of Brighton’s latest record label that every musician wants to be signed to.

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Leia
Margo: Are you there yet?

Me: No, I saw you ten minutes ago

The journey to Brighton took an hour by train, and then a taxi ride out to the business premises. Red & Black based their headquarters in a mansion, in the middle of nowhere. Brighton was filled with the same looking houses as mine. Four and five storey houses, on terraced streets. If they were anything like mine, the homes used to have whole families living in them two hundred years ago but now were split into flats. When I gave the address to the taxi driver, he told me it would be a half hour drive and to get comfortable.

Driving along the gravel path to the mansion and across the car park, my mouth was open with awe at the architecture of the old building. Maybe in my previous life, I lived in the 1800s and owned a house like mine when it was brand new. They drew me in, fascinated me to the point I wanted to scour every inch of the place. I’d hoped to find a hidden box of letters in my house and discover a mystery from years gone by, but never did.

I paid the driver and stood looking up at the large windows, craning my neck back, scanning the rooms and the gargoyles that protected the building. A woman waved from the window to my left, she had a handsome man stood to her right who nodded in my direction. It was difficult to tell who they were as the sun glinted off the leaded windows. I waved back and ducked in through the main door to reception.

“I’m here to meet with Erin Devlin, my name is Leia Bryant,” I said to the girl behind the desk.

“I know who you are, Ms Bryant, I’m a big fan. It’s great that you agreed to the meeting, I hope you say yes to what they’re proposing,” the young girl said.

Her nose ring glinted in the overhead light, making her nose look cute. She rounded the desk where I could see her short blue tartan over thick white tights. I was sweltering in my light jacket, I couldn’t imagine how warm she would be in her thick roll neck white jumper. It was April but felt like summer.

“I’m Becky, if you need anything at all while you’re here, let me know,” she said over her shoulder.

Leading the way through the corridors, we passed recording studios and what sounded like a kitchen. Turning the corner, I was met with a glass-walled meeting room. On one side of the glass table sat four very recognizable faces. I was only expecting to meet with Erin.

Becky held the door open for me to walk through and left me standing on the other side.

“Hi,” I said.

My meek voice betraying the intimidation I felt.

I was a massive fan of Fragile and to see two of the band members on the other side of the table. Shaking their hands felt surreal. Seb introduced me to his fiancé, Tara, who looked heavily pregnant, and I greeted Erin last.

“I wasn’t expecting to see all four of you, I’m delighted to meet you all,” I said in a more firm tone.

“We thought we would come in numbers to persuade you to say yes,” Erin offered first.

Grateful for the glass and a pitcher of water, I poured myself a drink and listened to their idea. Erin wasted no time telling me their plan and when she finished, there was a hushed silence for a few moments until Tara groaned. Seb immediately checked she wasn’t going into labour and then stood behind Tara to rub her shoulders. While I watched the love dance back and forth between them, I felt a spike of envy. I had given up any hope of finding a decent man to marry, spending too many years on the road and never in one city for longer than a week. Having a holiday was a luxury. There was always another sought-after modelling job that I knew would dry up one day. I figured I would sleep when my contracts stopped. Now that I had the chance to take time off, the hottest record label in music was offering me a starring role in a music video for Maverick. I was to be Donovan’s love interest, a story that spanned eighty years in a six-minute video. My first thought was that Margo would be pissed off when she found out what they expected me to do with Dreamboat Donovan. I hoped she forgave me because I was saying yes to this job.

Me: They want me to kiss Donovan

Margo: SAY YES

“How far along are you, Tara?” I asked to distract my attention away from my overzealous sister and her constant stream of GIFs of pop video kisses.

“I’m due any minute, it could happen at any moment, Leia. The twins are kicking the hell out of my bladder, and I will give them their first telling off as soon as I give birth. I swear they already know how to bicker and fight like proper siblings.”

I laughed at her comment, nodding.

“I have six siblings, I can relate.”

“Six,” Seb said. “Don’t get any ideas,” his comment was aimed at Tara.

“You know how babies are made, right?”



Grace Harper is a British author who loves to write about strong women and handsome men. She writes steamy romance novels that will warm your heart.

Writer of the Brodie Saga and the Geary Series, Grace immerses you in stories of love, or rather, love's pursuit to bring together two people who were meant for each other. It's not always quick or easy but it will happen eventually.

When Grace is not writing, she can be found mooching about in stationery stores. Grace might have a Maltesers addiction but is not ready to stand up and own that just yet.



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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Book Lover's Tag (3)



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 
(picture belongs to: emilythebooknerdxo.blogspot.com)

Today is Thirsty Thursday...depending on your location.. Melissa, and I are so excited to bring you our third Book Lover's Tag! Please enjoy reading our answers! If you would like us to answer certain questions for the next Book Lover's Tag,  just drop a comment below. 


1. Your Top 3 Favourite Books
Melissa: Tiger Lily, The Realm of Possibilities, and The Disenchantments
Jessica: Long Way Down, Piecing me Together, and Harry Potter 1-7

2. A Popular Author You Don’t Love

Melissa: This is a tough one there are some popular authors who I used to love but now I think they are problematic J K Rowling is one.
Jessica: I'm not going to use any names but their are  popular authors who are very silent on diversity....like nothing at all and they write about Black and brown characters but their white...No one calls them out 

3. A Series You Won’t Finish.

Melissa: The Beautiful Creatures Series and anything my Melissa De La Cruz because she stops all her series in the middle for some reason or another.
Jessica: United States of Asgard by Tessa Gratton...I'm good on her and her books

4. Your Least Favourite Genre
Melissa: Horror and kinda mystery 
Jessica: Erotica but I like Urban Fiction...I'm not really into Sci-fi

5. How many books did you check out last library visit?
Melissa: 7 books..half comics half novels.
Jessica: 3 or 4 they were mainly comics..

6. What series’ coming conclusion makes you sad?

Melissa : The Court of Roses and 
Thorns
Jessica: Sea of Ink and Gold

7. Name a book you’re embarrassed to say you haven’t read yet.
Melissa: Poet X

Jessica: T.H.U.G The Hate U Give...I stopped and couldn't start again..It was when they were talking to Khalil's grandmother.

8. Look at your bookshelf. What’s the first book you see with a yellow spine?
Melissa: Kissing Max Holden
Jessica: Piecing Me Together

9. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
Melissa: Breaking the spine. I don't understand getting a book, and not reading it.
Jessica: Breaking the spine, I've tried not too but it was really hard to read the book. 

 10. What quote from any book will you never forget? Why is it significant? Melissa:
“What I learned;
The well-documented difference
Between alone and lonely
The comfort of knowing”
David Levithan, The Realm of Possibility



Jessica: 

Not all those who wander are lost.

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring





Thanks for reading,

Jessica & Melissa 

Silver Dagger Tours: My Father's Gift




My Father's Giftby Sixtus Z. Atabong
Genre: Memoir


Sixtus’s father had only one request of Sixtus—‘give back.’ And give back he did.” Edward C. Benzel, MD, emeritus chairman of Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic 

Born into a poor West African family in the disease-stricken town of Fontem, John N. Atabong embarked into the unknown in search of hope. He was eleven, but he triumphed against all odds to give his children the best care and education available. Eventually, he sacrificed his most valuable possession, his son Sixtus, sending him to study in the United States with nothing more than lessons learned from his days working the farms and his father’s basic biblical teachings. Sixtus Atabong's journey of temptations and challenges in the US gives rise to a mission: to give back. He uses his gift to extend God’s healing hands and unfailing love to the far corners of the earth through sustainable health care infrastructures. Fulfilling his father’s dream, Sixtus hopes that he too can leave the world a better place than he found it.







Sixtus Z. Atabong, PA-C, President and Founder of Purpose Medical Mission (PMM) is a neurosurgery Physician Assistant. PMM is a nonprofit organization focusing on developing sustainable healthcare infrastructure and services in developing countries. It has helped build clinics and hospitals in Cameroon, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. Sixtus believes in empowering communities with the knowledge and tools to address the global threat of health disparity and lack of basic education.

Sixtus is the recipient of numerous local and national awards for his leadership and humanitarian work, including the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Hall of Fame Award and the American Red Cross Humanitarian of Year Award. In 2013, he was awarded the PA Service to the Underserved Award by the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Sixtus was born and raised in a small farming village in Muyuka Sub-division, Cameroon, West Africa. He migrated to the United States in 1995 where he faced many challenges, but eventually obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences and a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. He uses his life experiences and voice to motivate individuals on attaining their God-given purpose. He speaks on issues such as, living a purposeful life, realizing your American dream, financial independence, and racial relations.

Sixtus' goals in life have been achieved through faith and self-determination. He enjoys traveling the world with his family and learning about different cultures. He lives in Lubbock, Texas, with his wife, Kyu Mee, and their two sons.


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