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Guest Post: Jessi Kallison, Author of Where Angels Can’t Fly

Where Angels Can't Follow by Jessi Kallison
Where Angels Can't Follow by Jessi Kallison

Where Angels Can’t Follow: The Origin

Jessi Kallison
Angel photo by Kathy Hagood at Angel Finger Photography. It’s now displayed on Jessi Kallison’s Wall of Weird.

There’s a slightly creepy and definitely weird piece of art on my wall. The print caught my eye at a local festival a few years back, and I bought it because it intrigued me.

My kids hated it when I hung it on the wall, but my tastes haven’t gotten less eclectic since. (Sorry, not sorry, nerdlings.)

I obsessed over the details. I wondered why the angel woman was headless and whose much larger hand was on her stomach? Was he human? Another angel? Why was he touching her at all? Was the owner of that hand a good guy? Why would she be a statue? And why would she be a headless statue after that?I don’t know the real story. But my brain wouldn’t let go of the image and decided to start making up its own story that began with an angel statue. And Where Angels Can’t Follow was born

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Book Blitz, Book It, New Release, Women's Fiction

Book Blitz: The People We Meet Along the Way by Beth Rinyu

The People We Meet Along the Way by Beth Rinyu
The People We Meet Along the Way by Beth Rinyu
The People We Meet Along the Way by Beth Rinyu
The People We Meet Along the Way by Beth Rinyu

Title: The People We Meet Along the Way
Author: Beth Rinyu
Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction
Release Date: 17 September 2020

Summary:

Would you be able to grant the same forgiveness to someone else that you’re so desperately seeking yourself?

Jillian O’Rourke’s marriage died long before her husband’s tragic accident. Years of battling with infertility and demanding careers melted their once solid relationship. Bearing the burden of guilt over his death, Jillian gets lost in despair and a series of what ifs. But one chance encounter with a stranger, changes everything. Now being faced with newfound knowledge and a painful decision, Jillian must push past her anger, learn to forgive and open her heart in ways she never could’ve imagined.  As she comes to grips with the devastation of her past, she learns to embrace the possibility of a future she never thought possible.  A bittersweet story of love, forgiveness, and the unexpected destiny that is sometimes handed to us in life from the people we meet along the way.

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Blog Tour, Book Blitz, Romantic Comedy

Release Blitz: Well This Sucks by Carrie Gray and Coralee June

Well This Sucks by CoraLee June and Carrie Gray
Well This Sucks by CoraLee June and Carrie Gray
Well This Sucks by CoraLee June and Carrie Gray
Well This Sucks by CoraLee June and Carrie Gray

Title: Well This Sucks
Author: Carrie Gray and Coralee June
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date:
20 September 2020

Summary:

I treat eating pancakes on patios like it’s a personality trait.

Brunch is my jam. I like the beach, shopping, carbs, and reading naughty books on the train during my commute. I wear pink. Lots of it. If Tinder were an Olympic sport, I’d take home the gold. I can rock stilettos like they’re a pair of Nike joggers. I’m basically basic.

I’m in the prime of my life. I’ve got my dream job as the head of marketing, and I’ve been steadily dating myself for the better half of the last decade. I’m thirty, flirty, and thriving.

Or at least I was, until some jerk had the audacity to turn me into a vampire.

I don’t do blood and doom and gloom. I sure as hell don’t like sleeping in a coffin, avoiding garlic bread, and these ridiculous vamp politics. And don’t get me started on Diego. He’s vampire royalty and a pain in my butt. A very sexy pain in the butt. When he’s not driving me crazy with all his rules, he’s turning my panties into Niagara falls.

I absolutely refuse to live the rest of my immortal life in some wannabe nineties grunge music video.

This SUCKS!

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Blog Tour, Book It, Paranormal Romance, YA Fiction, YA Romance

Blog Tour: Eternal Curse by Kara Leigh Miller

Eternal Curse by Kara Leigh Miller
Eternal Curse by Kara Leigh Miller
Eternal Curse by Kara Leigh Miller
Eternal Curse by Kara Leigh Miller

Title: Eternal Curse ( The Cursed #1)
Author: Kara Leigh Miller
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Release Date:
15 September 2020

Summary:

After pulling the plug on her mother’s life support, seventeen-year-old Chloe Madison moves to live with relatives she hardly knows. Her new hometown in the Adirondack Mountains is barely more than a pinpoint on the map, but it’s shrouded in deadly secrets and strange family legends. Chloe is determined to keep her head down, finish high school, and get the heck out of there. Until she meets the enigmatic Trent Halstead. Something intriguing hides beneath his quiet self-assurance and hero hair. Maybe there’s something—or someone—worth sticking around for after all.

But when a rash of unsolved murders leaves two of Chloe’s classmates dead, she begins to suffer from disturbing hallucinations that build to the horrifying image of Trent as a murderous vampire. With nowhere else to go, she’s stuck in a town she hates, surrounded by people she can’t trust, and she’s pretty sure she’s going to be lunch.

If all that isn’t bad enough, Trent is hiding a lethal secret, besides the whole immortal bloodsucker thing. He’s the not-so-proud owner of an ancient, family curse—no Halstead will ever know true love—and he’s desperate to find a way to break the curse. Could Chloe be the key to his happiness or just another secret Trent wished he never unlocked?

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Book It, Book Reviews

Book Review: Sold to the Enemy by Sara Fields

Sold to the Enemy by Sara Fields
Sold to the Enemy by Sara Fields

Title: Sold to the Enemy
Author: Sara Fields
Genre: Sci-fi Romance
Rating: 3 of 5 stars

Sold to the Enemy is a quick little alien/human insta-love romance with a side of really dominant/submissive, naughty, yes, sir–no, sir erotica.

Aubrie Kent is a Commander in the Earthen Military sent to attack the Venessathi to protect humanity. Little did she know she and her brethren were on a fool’s errand and never meant to return. Now she and all the females are slaves, and the males are dead.

Worse yet, she has just been purchased at auction by Commander Edagon of the Venassathi Military. Her future doesn’t look bright.

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Blog Tour, Book It, Contemporary Romance, Retelling

Book Tour: Ivory White by Cambria Hebert

Ivory White by Cambria Hebert
Ivory White by Cambria Hebert
Ivory White by Cambria Hebert
Ivory White by Cambria Hebert

Title: Ivory White (House of Misfits #1)
Author: Cambria Hebert
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Release Date: 18 September 2020

Summary:

Once upon a time…

There is a girl with skin as fair as ivory and hair as black as night.

She was the apple of her father’s eye, but now that he has died,

someone wants to dip that apple into poison.

Advised to flee, Ivory escapes her elite world in New York City

and stumbles into a place she didn’t know existed.

A modern-day princess, afraid and lost on the dark streets, running for her life.

Ivory White has no one to call, nowhere to turn.

All she has is a random number scrawled on a torn napkin.

She calls. He answers.

Ivory is thrust into a house filled with misfits—

a band of completely untrustworthy men.

But can this group of men keep her safe?

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Book Blitz, Book It, Book Reviews, Cultural Heritage Fiction, New Release

Book Review: All Visible Things by Brian McPhee

All Visible Things by Brian McPhee
All Visible Things by Brian McPhee
All Visible Things by Brian McPhee
All Visible Things by Brian McPhee

Title: All Visible Things
Author: Brian McPhee
Genre: Cultural Heritage Fiction
Rating: 5 of 5 stars

All Visible Things is an excellent book to get lost in.

When doctorate candidate Lauren Patterson uncovers pages from the journal of Paolo del Rosso, she couldn’t guess that her find would reveal secrets of the great artist and inventor Leonardo Da Vinci. Nor would she have known it would kick up a thirst for the mystery of what lay within its sheets.

Brain McPhee artfully creates our hero, Paolo del Rosso, through pages and pages of diary entries. And although we are only experiencing him ‘second hand’ through-out our story, he always feels very much at the forefront of our attention. His crafting, so well done, he’s often the arbiter of our views and our most trusted narrator, despite him being long dead and merely a study subject.

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Blog Tour, Book Blitz, Book It, New Release, Romantic Comedy

Release Blitz: Thanks for Last Night by Lauren Blakely

Thanks for Last Night by Lauren Blakely
Thanks for Last Night by Lauren Blakely

Title: Thanks for Last Night (The Guys Who Got Away #3)
Author: Lauren Blakely
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date:
16 September 2020

Summary:

A sexy new friends-to-lovers standalone!

Let me list the reasons why dating a sexy, charming, pro hockey star is a bad idea:

  1. He’s one of my closest friends
  2. All our friends are friends
  3. The wounds I’ve got from past relationships go deep. And so do his.

We’re both devoutly single — it’s just safer for the heart that way. But there’s no reason not to bid on the gorgeous, clever athlete at the charity auction this weekend. If I win, it’ll be a friendsdate. 

And I do win.

I win him big.

And hard.

And all night long.

The trouble is . . . what happens in the morning?

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Blog Tour, Book Blitz, Book It, Dystopian, Futuristic Romance, New Release, YA Fiction, YA Sci-fi

Book Review: Knight in Paper Armor by Nicholas Conley

Knight in Paper Armor by Nicholas Conley
Knight in Paper Armor by Nicholas Conley
Knight in Paper Armor by Nicholas Conley
Knight in Paper Armor by Nicholas

Title: Knight in Paper Armor
Author: Nicholas Conley
Genre: Dystopian, YA Fiction
My rating:
3.5 of 5 stars

Are you feeling your life is lacking a little social rhetoric? Knight in Paper Armor is what you are looking for to fill that need. I’m just not sure anyone needs this much preaching from an otherwise decent story. Keep in mind this is a dystopian novel set in the future, but it is playing with metaphors of today’s news reports.

Natalia Rodriguez Gonzales is poor and bullied, growing up in a family of undocumented immigrants. Heaven’s Hole has little to offer her, so she gets lost in sketching out her memories and drawing a future she hopes to come.

The author Nicholas Conley makes a lot of tongue in cheek cultural comparisons in Knight in Paper Armor, one of which is Natalia Gonzales being this freedom fighter for Heaven’s Hole. Natalia is a seventeen-year-old girl with an edgy look who, at one point, shaves her head. But it’s more than that she rallies her people with a ‘Never Again’ slogan, and dares to challenge the patriarchy and the great Thorne Century Corporation that has it’s named on everything and owns a little bit of everything.

She could be plucked right out of our current headlines.

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Book It, Historical Romance, New Release

Release Day Blitz: When the Earl Met His Match by Stacy Reid

When the Earl Met His Match by Stacy Reid
When the Earl Met His Match by Stacy Reid
When the Earl Met His Match by Stacy Reid
When the Earl Met His Match by Stacy Reid

Title: When the Earl Met His Match (Wedded by Scandal #4)
Author: Stacy Reid
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date:
14 September 2020

Summary:

When Hugh Winthrop, the future Earl of Albury, decides to advertise for a wife in the London paper, he never expected an anonymous response from a woman who matches him wit for wit. Their back-and-forth letters on the true nature of love, something they disagree on wholeheartedly, leave him shocked—and intrigued. But then the woman he’s been corresponding with shows up on his doorstep, enticingly beautiful and offering a marriage of convenience in exchange for his protection…

Lady Phoebe Maitland expected to marry for love and nothing else, until the man she gave her trust betrayed her. The more intrigued she becomes by the mysterious and devastatingly handsome Hugh, however, the more she realizes he’s holding back from opening his heart due to long-held secrets she struggles to understand. As passion flares wickedly between them, their marriage bed is quick to heat up. But when Phoebe’s past threatens to destroy the fragile bond they’ve formed, even a budding belief in love might not be enough to save them.

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