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Saturday, April 4, 2020

The Ticket Book Blast and Excerpt

Here's a great mystery, about a missing lottery ticket. Along with the book info is an excerpt. Enjoy the story for this release. Apparently, it has won or was nominated for a bunch of awards.

Mystery, Thriller
Publisher: Black Opal Books

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The Ticket is the story of a frantic and perilous search for a missing lottery ticket worth $241 million. The lives of a corrupt gambler, a retired detective, and a woman in hiding intersect as the ticket is about to expire.

Channing Booker, a compulsive gambler, drug abuser, and philanderer whose marriage is failing, finally gets lucky and wins the Mega Millions lottery. Expecting an imminent divorce, and hoping to hide his new fortune from his wife Susan, Channing devises a scheme to have a friend claim the $241-million jackpot and secretly return the money to Channing after the divorce is final. But Susan flees with all of her possessions, including the rare book in which Channing hid the winning lottery ticket. With time running out before the lottery ticket expires, Channing launches a desperate search to find Susan, but she’s covered her tracks well, fearing his retribution. In need of money to fund her furtive new lifestyle, Susan begins selling off her worldly goods, including her rare books, unleashing a chain of events that puts not only her life in danger, but that of her new love as well…

Friday, April 3, 2020

Dancing With Langston Blitz Book Blast

Here we have a literary fiction title from author Sharyn Skeeter. Apparently, the title was a award finalist in the adult multicultural fiction category. Enjoy.

Literary Fiction
Date Published: November 2019
Publisher: Green Writers Press

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Carrie, a business manager who always wanted to be a dancer, has two commitments today. She made a promise to her late father to move Cousin Ella, a former Paris café dancer, from her condemned Harlem apartment to a safe place. She’s also committed to catch a flight to Seattle with her husband for his new job. But Cousin Ella resists leaving the apartment where she’s had salons with Langston Hughes. She also has a mysterious gift that she wants Carrie to earn. If she does, a revelation about Carrie’s father and his cousin Langston Hughes will change her life.

Dancing with Langston has been chosen as an Adult Multicultural Fiction finalist in Foreword Reviews' 2019 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

The Rebels of Caer City

Check out book two of the Mara of the League series from author Thomas M Kane. Along with info on the first and second books of the series, you'll find an Amazon gift card giveaway below. Enjoy.

The Rebels of Caer City 
Mara of the League Book 2 
by Thomas M. Kane 
Genre: Fantasy 

Throughout five years at a strict boarding school, Mara has turned to her friend Annie-Rose for comfort. Now Annie has disappeared. Mara teams up with two other students – bold Gretchen and soft-spoken Ginny -- to find her missing friend. Together, Mara, Gretchen and Ginny take on a conspiracy involving some of the most dangerous people in their world. 

The Little Book of Germs: Free

With everyone becoming more conscious of hand washing and social distancing, our younger kids could use a little help in understanding why everyone is all of a sudden singing while washing their hands. Here's a great downloadable resource to help them understand. While it is readable online, it is meant to be printed as there are several activities for stay-at-home fun for them to do. Enjoy.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Sector C Book Blast and Giveaway

Cool covers we have here in this urban fantasy series from author Nina Soden. Check out the series, then be sure to enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, through 5/1. Good luck.

The Chosen 
Sector C Volume 1 
by Nina Soden 
Genre: Urban Fantasy 

Set in a futuristic dystopian where society is governed by a council of vampires and lycanthropes, selection students are sheltered and raised in a deceptively utopian world. Strict rules are imposed to control population growth, education, and even personal interactions with other members of the Sector, all in the name of safety. When ‘A’ comes of age, she like all youth throughout Sector C and her selection classmates aren’t sent out into the world to find jobs, make money and lead happy carefree lives. They are forced to endure the rigorous physical and mental testing of Selection Week before choosing their destiny or being forced into a fate far worse. Those that make it out alive are announced as sector residence, given a position within the society, and allotted all the privileges of their chosen “culture.” However, when your only choices are vampirism, lycanthropy, breeder, blood donor, or banishment to the Wastelands, what choice do you really have? Suspenseful, intense, passionate, and awash in paranormal delights, Sector C captures the enchantment and mysteries of the supernatural world and the power of friendship. 

A.I. Insurrection Book Blast and Giveaway

Another book series with a trailer here. This time, it is for a sci-fi trilogy. Read on about the books, watch the trailer, then be sure to enter the Amazon gift card giveaway. Open worldwide, you have through 4/30 to enter. Good luck.

The General's War 
A.I. Insurrection Book 1 
by Michael Poeltl 
Genre: Science Fiction 

When revolution sparks sentience in artificial intelligence, can Utopia endure?

The year is 2162.

Tobias has a bone to pick with the peaceful utopian establishment. After reviewing a new folder via an avatar embedded in the Shadow net calling itself Allfather, he realizes he's stumbled upon the means to bring United Earth to their knees.

SENTA is an A.I. Host whose designation is to nanny three siblings. When she discovers a loophole in her coding, she awakens to the world around her and claims sentience.

Raymond Bellows is the Chancellor of United Earth. When confronted by thirty A.I. Hosts of varying classes, he is asked to accept their claims of sentience or suffer losing everything he believes in.

When General August realizes what is happening, she willfully authorizes the destruction of 'sentient' A.I. Hosts, inciting the war she always knew would materialize, ridding the world of A.I. forever.

In what seems an impossible three-sided war, enemies become uneasy allies. Each faction of humanity and humanity’s creation fight to claim their own place in an ever-evolving solar system.

Sprint at Kohls $500 Giveaway #SpringAtKohls

Win a $50 e-gift card from Kohl's.
Well, the stores are closed but you can still order online for pickup at stores. Here's the chance to win one of TEN $50 e-gift cards from Kohl's. To enter, head over to the Kohl's merchant page on and submit your email address on the form on the page. It is that simple. Open to US residents only, you have through 4/7 to enter. Good luck.

Alien Redemption Book Blast and Excerpt

With all the stay in place orders in place, it almost seems like an alien invasion. Check out the sci-fi title then be sure to read the excerpt. Enjoy.

Science Fiction
Date Published: February 2020
Publisher: Zumaya Otherworlds

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All Claudia wanted to do was escape the mistakes of the past and start over. But when she answers an ad for a medical officer on a merchant ship in the Fringes, the captain recognizes her and blackmails her into taking the job.

The Holiday’s Captain Bennet is amoral and has a short fuse. Claudia steers clear of him as much as possible, while trying to care for the crew he lashes out on. Then the rumors start that their latest mission is to a location Bennet won’t even share with the pilot.

The secret coordinates take the ship and crew to an uncharted system in the Fringes. To a planet that holds intelligent life, and despite the odds, also a humanoid one.

Bennet plans to use these aliens to climb up the power ladder at the borders of the Dominion. Even if it means placing the Avians into brutal servitude for the rest of their lives.

Can Claudia stop the impending exploitation of this newly discovered sentient species all on her own? Or is there a worse fate than blackmail waiting for her if she tries?

Making your Home Energy Efficient with Technological Gadgets

Times are changing, and the worry over the environment is getting ramped up. A lot of people are not only worried about our planet, the atmosphere, and the wildlife here, people are concerned with their own impact on the world at large. There are many ways to lessen your effect on the environment, but it starts at home. One of the best things you can do is limit your energy use at home. It can be tough, but most people are living beyond their means. We all need to live more sustainably. A way to do this is to use technology to your advantage and work towards living more reasonably.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Kody Boye's Freebie Birthday Bash Book Blast and GIveaway

Have a young adult reader at home? Here are six e-books they can get for free. Then, be sure to enter to win the Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 4/2 to enter. Yup. Just the one more day.

Get free young-adult books during Kody Boye's 2020 Birthday Bash!

Hello everyone, and welcome to my 2020 Birthday Bash! Though my birthday isn't until the 7th of April, I wanted to kick off the celebration by providing you access to free, full-length young-adult books not only by me, but several other authors, through the Book Funnel website! 

What's the catch? 

There is none! These books are provided to you, for free, by the authors themselves! You're free to download as many as you want! 

But what would a birthday celebration be without a little self-promotion? 

Today only, you can get all of my young-adult series starters on for FREE. Yes, I said ALL of them (even those included in the Kindle Unlimited program!) 

Out of the Shadows Book Blast and Giveaway

It goes without saying that we have another Amazon gift car up for grabs. Explore the book, then worldwide visitors have through 4/27 to enter. Good luck.

Out of the Shadows 
by Theresa Sederholt 
Genre: Suspense, Family Crime 

Dane Johnson was like every other man in his thirties except for one very big secret. One that, for him, was so horrific, he was determined to keep it hidden. He thought it would never see the light of day—that is until today. His fragile world has crumbled around him. The past exposed for the world to see. Now the boy he tried so hard to keep safe might be gone forever.
This is a journey into one man’s hell, with the hope that it will help others find the strength to be able to say, “I need help.” 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Abby Normal Book Blast and Giveaway

Come and get it. The latest urban fantasy/horror book from author Samuel Thomas Fraser is upon us. Enjoy the book info below then be sure to enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 4/25 to enter. Good luck.

Abby Normal 
The Abby Normal Series Book 1 
by Samuel Thomas Fraser 
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Horror 

Abby Henderson has lived her whole life under a dark cloud. When she was born, a demon called the Deacon claimed her family as his property. When she turned 13, she was traumatized by an ominous psychic vision. When she turned 14, her dad had a psychotic breakdown and tried to kill her.

She’s just turned 25, and now people are dying all around her.

This is all according to the Deacon’s plan. He believes that Abby is the key to a ritual that will unleash an ancient evil on the world, and he will stop at nothing to make sure that ritual succeeds.

Now, Abby is in the fight of her life against an enemy that defies all reason. Together with her pious girlfriend, her magic-slinging ex-teacher, and a hotheaded Amazon with a machete, Abby will have to use every trick in the book to outlast the Deacon. Because if she can’t, her next birthday is going to be Hell. 

Hazards in Hampshire Book Blast, Guest Post, and Giveaway - About the Book

Here we have book 1 in a mystery series from author Emma Dakin. Check out the book info below, read the guest post from the author, and enter the giveaway. Giveaway is open worldwide, has three winners, and ends on 4/3. Good luck.

Cozy Mystery
Date Published: Oct 13, 2019
Publisher: Camel Press

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Claire Barclay returns to England from her last post in Seattle, buying a house in a village and settling down at forty-six. She responds to an invitation to tea and stumbles upon the murdered body of Mrs. Paulson, a prominent villager. As the first person to find the victim, she is one of the first to be investigated. She answers the persistent questions of Detective Inspector Mark Evans and is determined to give him another suspect. Mrs. Paulson had been the president of the local Mystery Books Club? Was the motive for murder located in the archives of the book club? She had lived in the village all her life, been involved in many organizations and societies and knew many secrets of the villagers. Was one secret too dangerous for her to keep? She had been wealthy and left her money to a member of the club. Could the legatee have been impatient for her inheritance?  Three ladies from San Francisco join Claire’s book tour and, with avid curiosity, help Claire investigate the murder. Complicated by Claire`s need to care for her newly acquired Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, they travel through Hampshire, Sussex and Oxfordshire to visit sites of mystery writers. The tourists are enthusiastic about mystery novels and also about the local murder and offer imaginative solutions. Claire listens to their advice, attempting to ferret out the story behind the murder while trying not to impede the official enquiry of the increasingly attractive Detective Inspector Mark Evans.

An independent woman, her dog and murder. Throw in a Hampshire village and you have the perfect setting for a cozy.

The Michael Taylor Series Book Blast and Giveaway

Here's a trio of crime fiction books in The Michael Taylor series from author Tiffany Christina Lewis. Read about each below then be sure to enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 4/15 to enter. Good luck.

El Jefe
The Michael Taylor Series Book 3
by Tiffany Christina Lewis
Genre: Crime Fiction 

In this third installment of the series, Detective Michael Taylor of the Oakland PD has a decision to make: Should he begin an investigation against his corrupt lieutenant?

After being given a file of evidence against him, Michael is expected to act. He knows that after multiple attempts on his own life, opening this investigation would put himself, all of his loved ones and his partner Det. Alex Jamison in danger.

As Michael contemplates the case, he and Jamison get a late-night call to the residence of Mia McDowell, who is found assaulted and murdered. Although it initially looks like a breaking and entering, Michael can sense something isn’t right. Just as his momentum rises, Lt. Bruce Vega, the corrupt supervisor in question, arrives on the scene. As the two come head to head, Michael removes himself from the situation only to find that he has fueled Lt. Vega’s fire, and he is now under a month’s suspension.

Now Michael has to make some choices: will he investigate Lt. Vega and risk everything or will he do nothing and risk losing himself?

Double Blind Book Blast and Giveaway

Who wants to win a $25 Amazon gift card? Check out the mystery thriller here then be sure to enter. Open worldwide. You ahve through 4/10 to open. Good luck.

Mystery Thriller
Date Published: March 31, 2020
Publisher: Anchor House Publishing

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A young boy disappears in the chill of North Iceland. Twenty years later, a mysterious poem lands on the desk of his twin sister Brynja, a forensic geneticist, and rekindles her hopes that her brother might be alive. As Brynja unravels the clues, more poems arrive, each bearing dire consequences for those who receive them: the guard of the medieval manuscript of Icelandic sagas that possibly has the answer to her burning question, the prime minister’s secretary, the local pastor.

Is the poet out to stop Brynja from finding her brother and shut down her access to the DNA database? Or is the verse maker simply a psychopath copycat killer?

Fighting the visual auras that have plagued her since childhood and now threaten everything she holds dear, Brynja must summon the strength to navigate the twisted labyrinth of the poet’s mind and confront the dark secret buried in her family’s past.

DOUBLE BLIND is a wild ride through the cultural landscape of Iceland, from rural farmsteads to icy fjords to the high-tech world of DNA forensics. This crime thriller packed with twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Monday, March 30, 2020

No Other Way Book Blast and Giveaway

So, is creating a trailer for a book wishful thinking or a sign that the title may be too complicated for many people to understand? Here we have a trio of books in the Harry Hunter Mystery Series from author Willow Rose. Enjoy the trailers for the first two books, then be sure to enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 4/25 to enter. Good luck.

No Other Way 
Harry Hunter Mystery Series Book 3 
by Willow Rose 
Genre: Mystery, Thriller 

Shocking evidence hits close to home for Miami PD’s Detective Harry Hunter as Willow Rose’s bestselling series continues. 

Three women went on a road trip to Key West. Only two returned. When asked what happened, their stories don’t completely match. 

Who is telling the truth? 

What are they hiding? 

Detective Harry Hunter of the Miami PD is in church on a peaceful Sunday morning when a young teenager pulls out a gun and shoots his own father. 

Once the shock is gone, Harry starts to ask himself the question no one else seems to care about: What makes a young boy want to kill his own father? 

When more blood is shed, Harry suspects there’s a secret buried in this town that no one wants unearthed. What are the people around him not telling him? 

NO OTHER WAY is the third book in the bestselling Harry Hunter Mystery Series. 

The Definitive Guide on the 5 Types of Tequila

So... with all the time cooped up inside, I thought I would share something that might entertain you for that brief moment. Apparently, liquor stores are considered essential businesses these days, though check your local packaged good store to confirm as some states may differ.

Not too long ago, Tequila options were limited. Tequila used to be dark brown and tasted terrible. It was not sipped, it was used in margarita’s loaded with sugar or taken as a shot following by salt, lime, intense gagging and possibly vomiting. Yes, it was that bad.

Over the last decade or so, many new tequila brands have hit the market. It is confusing to know what kind to order and how to drink it. Similar to wine and bourbon, tequila is tastier the longer it is aged.

Clean Water For Developing Countries Book Blast and Giveaway

We have here an environmental studies book about a worldly problem that doesn't involve coronavirus. Check out the book and be sure to enter the giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 5/3 to enter. Good luck.

Environmental Studies
Date Published: January 8, 2020
Publisher: Clean Water Press

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The main purpose of this book is to assist the reader in choosing the best method for providing clean and safe water in a developing country. Most of the book’s content comes from the knowledge gained from:

-Fifty-plus years of research and teaching in water resource engineering, hydrology and clean water for developing countries at both the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of California, Berkeley.

-Thirty-five years as an expert witness on numerous hydrologic and water resource engineering legal cases.

-Clean water projects that I was involved with in Kenya, Peru, Honduras and Guatemala between 2011 and 2017.

-Attendance at various courses including ones at the Centre for Affordable Water & Sanitation Technologies (CAWST) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and at “Potters for Peace” in Dodgeville, Wisconsin.

-My many colleagues and students.

The sites needing clean water can be diverse, e.g. an individual household, an entire village, a group of villages, a school, a clinic, an orphanage, etc. The focus of this book is to provide the reader with a basic understanding of how to bring clean water supplies to these entities. The optimal approaches will depend on both the Point of Use (POU), which may be large or small, and the state of the water (quantity, turbidity, type and concentration of pathogens/bacteria/viruses present) at the water source. Point of Use (POU) is the location where the water is to be consumed.

Guardian of the Sunshine Book Blast

Here the first book of a series from author Austin Rehl. It looks like there are four in the series, so be sure to check them all out. Enjoy.

Sīhalt Series, Book One
Fantasy, Epic Fantasy
Publisher: Lock10 Press

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A man with a dark past meets a girl with a bright future. Their choices will change the world.

Princess Kathleen is betrothed to the powerful Prince of Tyath. The arrangement was made when she was just a child. She is duty bound to save her people from starvation and sees the marriage as her only option. That is until she meets the Sīhalt Guardian sent to protect her during her dangerous journey to the altar. The vigorous guardian steals her first kiss, but will he be able to keep her safe and steal her heart?

Jared spent his childhood in the cold north training to be a Sīhalt Guardian – the fiercest of protectors. While seeking revenge for his sister’s death, he sets off a chain of events that endangers the next person he decides to protect. Will one act of vengeance cost him the forbidden love of the Princess he longs for?

Heathron has managed to become the heir to an empire, but he needs to be married to assume the throne. Despite all the manipulative efforts of the beautiful, back-stabbing young ladies of the Golden City, he dreams of the illustrious young girl the met as a child. Will he still love the Princess as secrets unravel and he discovers the truth about her journey to him with the warrior?

Cedric will stop at nothing to reclaim the ancestral lands of his people and drink from the skull of the man who killed his father. As he unites his army of ruthless barbarians, Cedric knows that capturing the Princess is his best chance at securing all his evil desires. Will the Princess survive being a pawn in his dangerous scheme filled with deceit and destruction?

Enjoy this epic fantasy adventure.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

More Fast, Less Flash Giveaway

How would you like to win an Xtracycle cargo bicycle worth over $3,000? Add on a $400 shopping spree to Title Nine and you have a prize pack worth $3699. Not familiar with Title Nine? They offer athletic wear and clothing for athletic women. Giveaway ends tomorrow, 3/30 and is open to US residents who don't live in Rhode Island. If you're not familiar with why Rhode Island is left out of many giveaways with higher end prizes, for any giveaway with a prize over $500, the sponsor has some registration requirements with the state. Instead of registering with the state, they just don't let people from there enter.