Blog Tour- GLORY BISHOP by @deborahloi With An Excerpt & $25 Amazon GC #Giveaway! @RAPublishing @RockstarBkTours

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the GLORY BISHOP by Deborah L. King Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: GLORY BISHOP

Author: Deborah L. King

Paperback Pub. Date:  August 22, 2019

Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC

Formats:  Paperback, eBook

Pages: 342

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBDBookshop.org

Glory's mother will stop at nothing to keep her daughter from worldly temptations…

Glory Bishop lives her life in pieces. At work and with her friends, she reads novels, speaks her mind, and enjoys slow dances and stolen kisses with her boyfriend, JT. But at home, Glory follows strict rules and second-guesses every step. Though she dreams of going to college and living like a normal teenage girl, her abusive mother has other ideas.

When JT leaves to join the navy, Glory is left alone and heartsick. The preacher's son, Malcolm Porter, begins to shower her with lavish gifts, and her mother pushes Glory to accept his advances. Glory is torn between waiting for true love with JT or giving in to the overzealous Malcolm.

When a stranger attacks Glory on the street, Malcolm steps in to rescue her, and her interest in him deepens. But the closer she gets to him, the more controlling he becomes. Glory must eventually decide whether to rely on others or to be her own savior.

 

Praise for GLORY BISHOP

"Deborah King has written a compelling, thought-provoking novel that engages readers and made me wish the story would never end." -Chicago Writer's Association Windy City Reviews

"If you enjoy complex characters, you'll love this book. From a zealous and abusive mother to a free-spirited best friend much older than Glory, the cast is as engrossing as Glory herself. Deborah King maintains complete control of the narrative, manipulating perception of the characters even as their actions go in other directions. In some ways, you may even find yourself sympathizing with the violent boyfriend.  Deborah King wields the pen in such a way as to grab you by the wrist and pull you along like you're best friends. Glory Bishop is Chicago's answer to Judy Blume!" ---JORDAN EHMANN  - Indies today



"Glory Bishop is an enthralling novel, sad, yet hopeful, written beautifully and masterfully in a way only a true storyteller can accomplish. The characters are complex, and unravelling their motivations, desires, strengths, and weaknesses, will keep readers thinking about this novel long after the last page." ----USA Today bestselling author Kelly Stone Gamble

Glory Bishop is timely and timeless. This book should be required reading for every woman who thinks she must be obedient to be loved. Glory is a protagonist who has a lot going against her, but Ms. King makes her strong, and it is a delight to see where that strength takes her.--- Barbara Conrey USA Today Bestselling Author of Nowhere Near Goodbye

"From the powerful first scene of Glory Bishop to its emotional ending, I was all-in. Deborah L. King is a fresh and compelling voice in women's fiction."--- Jennifer Klepper, USA Today bestselling author of Unbroken Threads

 

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Excerpt:

The radio clock showed eleven thirty at night when JT pulled his car up to the curb in front of a shuttered storefront. A dim light shone in the entry hall that led to the upstairs apartments where Glory lived with her mother. A few mailboxes hung open, and a small wastebasket sat overflowing with junk mail. Glory laid her forehead against the car window, not wanting to move, not wanting to get out, staring at her building’s heavy wood-and-glass door, knowing that when she walked through it, JT would be gone.

She leaned back in the seat and looked at him. He hadn’t said a word the whole ride. The nighttime mist had turned to drizzle, and the shadows from the raindrops on the window looked like dark tears sliding down his face. He still looked like the little boy who told her to close her eyes and say “I do” and then kissed her. Since it had happened in church, it meant they were married, he’d said. She punched him until a teenager stopped her, but he wouldn’t take it back. He’d started calling her Mrs. Glory because that was what you called married ladies.

“Are you sure you’re okay, Miss Glory? I swear, I didn’t plan that.” His whispered question sounded just like the ten-year-old boy who’d rescued her Barbie dolls from the dumpster—the boy who could light up her day with Barbie shoes.

“I’m fine. It only hurt a little. I know you didn’t plan it. I wanted you. I don’t regret anything,” Glory said, though that was a lie. She regretted waiting and being angry at him for two months. She regretted not being able to go with him.

“Are you gonna wait for me, Miss Glory?” His voice was low and unsteady, almost like the thirteen-year-old boy who’d wiped blood from her split lip her after mother had slapped her. He’d put his arm around her and asked her to be his girlfriend. When she said yes, he’d kissed her, split lip and all.

She slid closer to him, took his hand from the steering wheel, and pulled his arm around her. She slid her arm under his jacket and around his waist, basking in his warmth. “Yes. I’ll be right here when you come back.” Glory wished that were true. She prayed that would be true. She desperately needed that to be true as much as she needed him not to go.

“I hafta do it,” he said in answer to her unspoken plea. “I can’t be a good father now. I’m seventeen. All I know how to do is play basketball and Ms. Pac-Man. I cain’t do nothin’ for my son. I cain’t do nothin’ for you.” He held her tighter, trembling, like he’d done an hour earlier when they made love again for real… just like when they’d lain down together… when they touched… when they gasped… when they kissed and they trembled together.

She kissed him again. She tried to reassure him and to thank him in that kiss. She tried to pour herself into his soul in that kiss. Then she laid her head on his shoulder, and they listened to the growing storm as the blue light of the radio clock rolled over to midnight.

 

 

About Deborah L. King:

Deborah King has been a writer and storyteller her whole life.  She published her first short story when she was seven years old. When she’s not writing, Deborah enjoys cartoons, cooking, photography, and Star Trek.  Born and raised in Chicago, Deborah has managed to achieve all of her childhood dreams and still lives in the area with her husband and two youngest children. According to her daughter, she has “literally aced her life!”

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a $25 Amazon GC, International.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

12/6/2021

Rockstar Book Tours

Kickoff Post

12/6/2021

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Spotlight/IG Post

12/7/2021

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt

12/7/2021

BookHounds YA

Excerpt

12/8/2021

The Momma Spot

Excerpt

12/8/2021

Rae's Reading Lounge

Review

12/9/2021

@readingwordsmith

Review

12/9/2021

Emmiepooh2

Review

12/10/2021

Midnightbooklover

Review

Week Two:

12/13/2021

The Phantom Paragrapher

Review

12/13/2021

@coffeesipsandreads

Review

12/14/2021

Rajiv's Reviews

Review

12/14/2021

The Girl Who Reads

Review/IG Post

12/15/2021

perusewithcoffee

Review

12/16/2021

_bookbound_

Review

12/17/2021

@curlygrannylovestoread

Review

12/17/2021

Coffee and Wander Book Reviews

Review


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Blog Tour-:THE WHITE COAT EFFECT by L.B. Wells With An Excerpt & #Giveaway!

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE WHITE COAT EFFECT by L.B. Wells Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: THE WHITE COAT EFFECT

Author: L.B. Wells

Paperback Pub. Date:  March 12, 2020

Publisher: L.B. Wells

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 171

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle

Sometimes, even a doctor isn’t good enough for some parents.

Meet Rory, a young Jewish medical student “making the rounds” in search for the love of her life. After a series of bedroom mishaps, she decides to pursue surgery where she meets Amir, her Arabian prince.

Hot, passionate love ensues and transcends all mundane concerns until her past heritage catches up with her: she’s in the middle of a forbidden romance.

Tradition or love? It’s an age-old question.

The hot love between Amir and Rory doesn’t cool down. Now she is forced to choose between acceptance in her community—and the parents she loves—or give up the erotically charged cinematic love story she never thought she could find.

What will Rory do? 

 

Praise for THE WHITE COAT EFFECT

“This was a page turner. Not only does the story tickle your senses, but the characters are well developed and I felt I knew them intimately. Hot and interesting would be the best way to describe it. I'm not that familiar with the medical world but this makes me want to dig deeper! The White Coat Effect would make a great movie or TV show... I hope that happens! Amazon Review

"
Fantastic book ! It was truly a page turner . As an Operating Room Nurse myself for 20 years , I could totally relate to the medical student’s experience while being scrubbed in and working with other residents and attending Surgeons. This book had me laughing one minute and crying the next. “Amazon Review
 

 

Excerpt:

Excerpt from The White Coat Effect By L.B. Wells

I remember when I first truly fell in love with surgery. It coincided with my first true love for Amir Hadid, the man who changed my life.

* * *

 

The first two years of medical school had been primarily book learning. It was boring and seemed to involve tons of rote memorizing. Social life was a non-starter. I was horny and bored. My third year was also a colossal disappointment. Now I was entering the fourth year, rounding the corner of my first clinical year. Everything would change, I thought, as we engaged with real human patients. I stood in full uniform—scrubs, ponytail, clogs—ready to be thrown into the icy waters.

 

I had reported for duty at City Hospital in Westport without much instruction on what to expect. There were no smiles, no pleasantries. I was briefly introduced to my new surgical team, and I shook hands with Shay Meyer, the intense Israeli man who would be my chief resident for the month.

 

We headed toward the first patient’s room. Suddenly, a tall, dark figure in scrubs brushed past me. As our shoulders met, the tattered carpet generated a painful electric shock.

 

“Watch where you’re going!” I said.

 

“Everyone, listen up.” Shay, the chief resident, was now addressing us. “This is our fourth-year resident, Amir.”

 

“Oh shit,” I whispered, head down, my cheeks flushing with embarrassment at having rudely chastised an important superior.

 

I took the risk of looking at him. I had to look; we were being introduced. From behind the Clark Kent glasses, his eyes hit me with 360 joules of energy, the maximum setting on a defibrillator.

 

It was him, the handsome stranger I had seen in passing a few years prior and once, I confess, in my dreams. He stood well over six feet, with an imperious chest and broad shoulders filling out his short-sleeved green scrubs. His forearms flexed the muscles of a day laborer, his dark skin

gleaming.

 

All of his kinetic energy pulsed through light-brown eyes with a dramatic touch of emerald green. His face, deep in concentration, seemed to harbor a spiritual and probing intelligence.

 

Warning bells from my childhood were chiming insistently.

 

With a name like Amir and his coloring, he was almost certainly Arabic, not exactly the ethnic origin that my parents had in mind for a mate.

 

About L.B. Wells:

L.B. Wells is an avid writer, a decent tennis player and plays four instruments – piano, saxophone, clarinet and flute. She also composes music, speaks fluent Spanish and some Hebrew and loves to dance. By the way, she’s single. L.B.’s next book is the sequel to The White Coat Effect.

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will win an eBook of THE WHITE COAT EFFECT, International.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

12/6/2021

Rockstar Book Tours

Kickoff Post

12/6/2021

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt

12/7/2021

The Momma Spot

Excerpt

12/7/2021

BookHounds YA

Review

12/8/2021

The Reading Devil

Excerpt/IG Post

12/8/2021

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Spotlight/IG Post

12/9/2021

Rajiv's Reviews

Review/IG Post

12/10/2021

The Girl Who Reads

Review/IG Post

12/10/2021

@coffeesipsandreads

Review/IG Post

Week Two:

12/13/2021

One More Exclamation

Review

12/13/2021

@curlygrannylovestoread

Review/IG Post

12/14/2021

perusewithcoffee

Review

12/15/2021

_bookbound_

Review

12/16/2021

Coffee and Wander Book Reviews

Review

12/17/2021

Emmiepooh2

Review/IG Post


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DECEMBER TOURS: Last Minute Tours from Soho Teen, A.K. Leigh, & Alexis Calder

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Hey everyone! I am super excited to announce these last minute December Tours I'm hosting! There's a mix of YA & Adult. This a great list! There's THREE tours to sign up for so there's something for everyone!

REVIEW COPIES- Some of these tours will have physical copies but not all. It will say in each book's description below if there are physical copies or only ebooks.

REMEMBER WE WILL BE GIVING AWAY A $25 AMAZON GIFT CARD OR $25 WORTH OF BOOKS FROM THE BOOK DEPOSITORY EACH MONTH TO ONE LUCKY BLOGGER! THE MORE TOURS YOU SIGN UP FOR THE MORE ENTRIES YOU GET!

ALL TOURS WILL HAVE A PRE-MADE HTML POST AND INSTAGRAM PICS SO ALL YOU WILL HAVE TO DO IS COPY AND PASTE INTO YOUR BLOGS OR INSTAGAM!

Check below for specifics on each tour and click on the book covers for the Goodreads links and book info.

Details on giveaways are TK.

If you'd like to be considered to be a stop on any of these tours, please first sign up as a tour host and fill out the form below.

Please note: Signing up for the tour does not guarantee you will be selected. I will reach out to all hosts that have been chosen once the sign-ups have closed.

I am totally stoked for the tour for all of these tours this December! I can't wait for everyone to read them!

About the Books! 

Click on the covers to add the books to your Goodreads lists!




This A.K. Leigh Nonfiction tour that is perfect for aspiring romance writers runs for two weeks from December 6th-10th & 13th-17th, will have one or two stops a day on a Blog, Instagram, or TikTok and consist of reviews, excerpts, & spotlights. Priority will go to review stops. eBooks available but we have a few excerpts for people who can't read eBooks. There will be images for Instagram stops. 

About The Book:

Is there a secret formula for writing a successful romance novel?

Backed by research and professional expertise, The Romance Novel Formula provides everything you need to take you from idea to first draft of your breakout romance novel.

Join best-selling romance author and academic researcher, Alicia Leigh, as you discover:
*How to take your love interests on the “lovers’ journey” – inclusive of ALL types of romantic relationships: ménage, alien, LGBTQI, polyamory, etc.
*A unique five-act structure to make your story easy to write and manage.
*The specific story “beats” exclusive to the romance genre (and which other books on writing typically exclude).
*The story and character arcs necessary to classify your book as romance.
*How to avoid stereotypes by focusing on archetypes.
*Popular romance tropes.
*Essential writing techniques.
*Advice on dialogue.
*The most common writing mistakes . . . and how to avoid them.
*Goal, motivation, and conflict.
*Fear, need, and flaw (what are they, and do you need them?).
*Much more!

Complete with checklists and over 30 writing exercises, The Romance Novel Formula is the new essential romance writing guide for aspiring and experienced writers, plotters and pantsers, and professional researchers.



This Alexis Calder PNR Reverse Harem Romance tour runs for two weeks (with tentative dates as the release date may change) from December 6th-10th & 13th-17th, will have one or two stops a day on a Blog, Instagram, or TikTok and consist of reviews, pre-made guest posts, excerpts, & spotlights. Priority will go to review stops. eBooks only available but we have a few excerpts for people who can't read eBooks. There will be images for Instagram stops.

About The Book:

Weakness means death. Or worse.

After I was abandoned as a child, I was taken in by the Shadow Pack. A group of ruthless, lawless, shifters who have only one rule: never let anyone see your weakness.

In exchange for them keeping me alive, I owe them. The leader of the Shadows is as handsome as he is ruthless. And he’s offered to wipe my debt in exchange for marriage. He’d offer protection, but it would cost me my freedom.

Survival in the Shadows depends on back alley deals and shady alliances. It’s become a way of life that I stopped questioning years ago. When a routine burglary goes wrong, I find myself captured by the one family I never should have crossed.

The Umbra family owns this city. They make us Shadow wolves look like the good guys. They should have killed me for my crimes, but there’s a tiny problem… It turns out Madoc Umbra is my fated mate.

Instead of killing me, I’m a prisoner. The rest of the family doesn’t know of our bond and I intend to keep it that way. Madoc’s brothers want to end my life; he wants to break the bond. I just want to get the heck out.

As long as I don’t let them see any weakness, I might have a chance of making it out of here alive.

Darkest Mate is a full-length paranormal romance. 17+ for dark content, steamy scenes, and language. This is book one in a trilogy and is not a standalone. Mind the cliff.

Upcoming Release Dates:
Darkest Mate: December 9, 2021
Forbidden Sin: January 20, 2022
Feral Queen: March 3, 2022



This Soho Teen YA LGBT Contemporary tour runs for four weeks from December 6th-31st., will have one or two stops a day on a Blog, Instagram, or TikTok and consist of reviews, pre-made guest pots, excerpts, & spotlights. Priority will go to review stops.  Physical copies (for US Residents only) there are no ebooks for this one. There will be images for Instagram stops.

About The Book:

In the wake of sudden tragedy, twin sisters uncover a secret that rips open their world. Katherine Rothschild explores the pain and power of forgiveness in a stunning debut novel that will shatter your heart and piece it back together, one truth at a time.

Sixteen-year-old Sabine Braxton doesn’t have much in common with her identical twin, Blythe. When their father dies from an unexpected illness, each copes with the loss in her own way—Sabine by “poeting” (an uncontrollable quirk of bursting into poetry at inappropriate moments) and Blythe by obsessing over getting into MIT, their father’s alma mater. Neither can offer each other much support . . . at least not until their emotionally detached mother moves them into a ramshackle Bay Area mansion owned by a stranger named Charlie.

Soon, the sisters unite in a mission to figure out who Charlie is and why he seems to know everything about them. They quickly make a life-changing discovery: their father died of an HIV- related infection, Charlie was his lover, and their mother knows the whole story. The revelation unravels Sabine’s world, while practical Blythe seems to take everything in stride. Once again at odds with her sister, Sabine chooses to learn all she can about the father she never knew. Ultimately, she must decide if she can embrace his last wish for their family legacy—along with forgiveness. 




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