Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Blog Tour: Tales From the Forest

Tales From the Forest
by Johanna Sarah Aldridge
Genre: YA Mystery
The Forest Realm is a magical world within our own. You cannot see it,
nor can you hear it, and only very few might be able to feel it. The
realm feeds the hungry, shelters the homeless, and protects the
hunted… so long as their hearts are pure.
Recently orphaned, two heartbroken brothers are at risk
of separation by the government…
A black Labrador leads a colony of rabbits away from danger…
A destitute family of rats seek a new life away from the pollution of
the big city…
All have been rescued by the realm of magic, and their lives are truly
about to change.
Come and join us in The Forest where magic thrives, adventures are rife,
and friendships last forever.
Review: This was a fun read, but not what I expected. I think this is more geared toward readers in their early teens, but can be enjoyed by all ages. It’s a collection of short stories, and while I enjoyed some more than others, the overall collection was well worth the read.
Jo was born in Colchester, Essex, in 1974 and since an early age has
always been accused of having a wild imagination. This didnt stop her
from studying for an honours degree in Cell and Molecular Biology,
training as a science teacher, then go on to train as a Biomedical
Scientist. She eventually took a post in Clinical Chemistry at Jersey
General Hospital in the Channel Islands.
Whilst holding down a
full time job, and working 28 hour emergency on call shifts, she has
managed to find the time to share that wild imagination with the
world by writing online fan fiction stories about the CW series
Supernatural.
She enjoyed it so much that, with a lot of
encouragement from her husband, she decided to write her own stories.
Not an easy task for somone dogged by anxiety and depression, and
since her diagnosis in 2013 she has also been battling with
Ulcerative Colitis.
In spite of her struggles, Tales from the
Forest, a series of short stories set in a magical realm, began to
take physical form on her laptop screen, and her black labrador
Nelson is a valiant hero in some of the stories. As an avid animal
lover, she has vowed that all proceeds from the sale of this book
series will help to set up a forever home sanctuary for stray,
elderly and abandoned dogs.
Although still working full time
at the hospital, she has turned her thoughts to the future, and now
holds a Diploma in Dog Training from the Centre of Excellence, and is
currently studying towards a Diploma in Canine Communication in order
to prepare for a life of working with rescue dogs.
Follow the tour HERE
for exclusive content and a giveaway!

 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Diana Hunter Mystery Prize pack Giveaway

Diana Hunter and Peter Hopkinson have been temporarily assigned to Task Force Indigo, a counter-terrorism group.

Following the failed assassination attempt on a Canadian Senator, their mission is to interrogate a known associate of a new terrorist organization, ILIF.

What they uncover isn’t just a simple case of an angry young man, but a plot to claim the lives of thousands of people and change the political direction of two countries.

Can Diana and Peter intercept the terrorists to prevent the planned attack or will their pasts destroy their ability to trust each other and undermine their attempts?

Find out in the latest installment of this edge-of-your-seat series!

 

Available on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited!

Alison Golden was born and raised in Bedfordshire, England. She writes cozy mysteries and suspense novels, along with the occasional witty blog post, all of which are designed to entertain, amuse, and calm. Her approach is to combine creative ideas with excellent writing and edit, edit, edit.

Alison is the creator of the Reverend Annabelle Dixon cozy mysteries, a charming, fun series featuring a female vicar ministering in the beautiful county of Cornwall, England. She also produces a Jersey-based detective series featuring Inspector David Graham and the Diana Hunter series, set in Vancouver.

Her books’ themes range from the humorous and sweet to harder hitting suspense. They are recommended for readers who like to relax and unwind with their books, who enjoy getting to know the characters, and who prefer the tougher side of life implied.

Alison is based in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and twin sons. She splits her time traveling between London and San Francisco.

To receive three free books, updates about new releases, exclusive promotions, and other insider information, sign up for the Cozy Mysteries Insider mailing list at: http://www.cozymysteries.com.

 

Enter to win a A Diana Hunter Mystery Prize pack. Hunted, Snatched, and Stolen Paperbacks along with a $10 Amazon GC. Ends 8/26/18 @ 11:59PM EST

 

New Release: Heir of Ra

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Heir of Ra

Published: Aug 15, 2018
Alyssa signed up to study history, not to rewrite it.
An excavation of the fabled Hall of Records beneath the Sphinx unleashes an ancient disease that leaves her father fighting for his life. As Alyssa races to find a cure, she stumbles onto an impossible artifact that could change history—or destroy our future.
With unexpected help from Oxford student Paul Matthews, Alyssa evades ruthless adversaries set on harnessing the power of the artifact. As a global epidemic looms, they must unravel deep secrets hidden within it and unveil the link between a mythical civilization and the birth of Egyptian mythology, before time runs out.
Compulsively readable, M. Sasinowski’s electrifying debut thriller, Heir of Ra, is filled with action, technology, humor, and a generous dose of “what if” that just might have you question your history books.

Monday, August 13, 2018

My Monday

Hello everyone!

I’ve had an interesting week to say the least… Hmm, where to start? I guess I’ll start with last Tuesday. My family consists of five people right now (Normally it’s just me and my grandma, but since I’m staying at my parents house, I don’t see her as often, something I hope to work on soon.) There’s me and my mom, my step-dad, and my half-brother and -sister.

At the time, my step-dad is the only one working, and while he has a really good factory job where he just celebrated 20 years at, my mom has autoimmune disease, and hasn’t been able to work for 6 years. My step-dad was also laid off a few times, and bills have always been tight. Well long story short, the house and car were both demanding double payments, which was more money than my step-dad makes in a month. Last Tuesday, they finally came and got the family car, so now we only have the one car, which is really my step-dad’s car to get to work, but thankfully his brother also works as the factory on his shift, so they trade out weeks riding together.

Then my church mentioned a trip to Jamaica to help out at a deaf school…I’m excited about this idea, but I’m not sure where I’m going to be able to get the money. I can’t work right now, since I still can’t drive, and my mom’s eyes have been failing, so I’m not sure she’s going to be able to teach me, and she’s the only one in the family who can. I don’t often get along with my step-dad, and he will not teach me, and my grandma is legally bling and has absent seizures. (My mom also has a lot of trouble with her eyes, and was told that she has a condition that will cause her to go blind at some point in the next 10 or so years.)

That said, my step-dad really wants me to go…something we have never even talked about before. I’m hoping we can go, but as some of you may know, I have a hard time working, and keeping a job due to bipolar I and anxiety. (I also have Aspergers, but so far can’t get tested due to insurance. I finally looked up some Drs. that are in their network, I just have to get referred and tested. (The mental health support and care is almost non-existent in my area, and people keep passing me off, with out actually getting anything done. My mom also has this problem with Drs. dealing with her auto-immune disorder, in the last few years, over a handful of Drs. have moved away from this area.)

Since the trip is to a school with students from 5-22 they encourage bringing kids, something a lot of mission trips don’t. I’m really hoping to bring my brother and sister, but money is already tight, and my step-dad doesn’t think we can do it. I know if it’s God’s will, it will happen, but right now nothing is certain.

 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Sunday’s Spotlight: The Iron King

The Iron King (The Iron Fey #1)

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Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined.

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth – that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she’ll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil, no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.