Blog Tour- WITHSTANDING THE ENEMY by @tlmahrt With An Excerpt & #Giveaway! @RockstarBkTours 

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the WITHSTANDING THE ENEMY by T.L. Mahrt Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Books:

Title: WITHSTANDING THE ENEMY

Author: T.L. Mahrt

Pub. Date: January 31, 2020

Publisher: T.L. Mahrt

Formats: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 289

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazonKindle, Audible

Emma Andrews was orphaned at a young age with no family to turn to. Tired of the broken foster-care system, and believing it was her only option, she runs to a multi-millionaire with a reputation of hiring young women. It is only then that she learns what real monsters look like... 

Emma uses her overactive imagination to help her get through the toughest of days. By daydreaming a life full of love and freewill, she manages her colorless prison, but even in her wildest dreams, she would have never imagined it could become a reality. That is, until she meets Chance, a man willing to lay his life down to save hers.

But what Emma doesn’t expect is to fight her own personal demons—her heart.

 

Excerpt:

Chance…

I shake my head. “How about I get you another drink?”

I look up, but my eyes don’t focus on Bridget. They lock with the one person I do want my lips on—Emma.

Our eyes remain locked for what feels like an eternity.

Bridget nudges me, breaking the connection. “Chance!”

I pull away from her. “I’m sorry, I can’t do this.”

I don’t give her time to respond and I get up to leave.

Nearing the exit, I hear the music come to a stop.

“Ladies and gentlemen, we have a big announcement for you tonight,” the DJ rings out, stopping me in my tracks.

My gut hits the floor. I know—for whatever reason—I am not going to like this. Frozen in place, I silently hope I am wrong.

“I want to give a shout-out to my man Rick and congratulate him on his engagement to Emma Andrews. Put those drinks up and cheer the happy couple!” he echoes.

FUCK! I ball my hands in fists.

Time to purchase a punching bag and gear.

 

Emma…

My insides heat with Chance’s penetrating stare and everything around disappears from sight. The liquid flame licks my skin. Ohhh. It feels as if he is touching me, sending my nerve endings into overdrive as a ripple vibrates through me.

In an instant it’s gone. A lingering roll of smoke spirals around me.

Chance.

 

About T.L: 

T. L. Mahrt is a former business owner, where she utilized her education in cosmetology, barbering and massage therapy for several years. She was raised on and is currently living on a farm in Nebraska, where you can find her running barefoot in the country side with her loving husband and inspiring children and massive dogs.

After having her son, who was born with Cerebral Palsy and DYRK1A, she made the life altering decision to stay home to care for her two children and pursue her love for writing. She has a love for romance and poetry where, her overactive imagination, along with her adventures and up beat lifestyle drives her inspiration for her writing.

T. L. Mahrt has a thirst for knowledge, and is currently working on her Bachelor of Applied Science in Communication Studies degree.

 

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Giveaway Details:

1 lucky winner will receive a $10 Amazon GC, International.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

11/23/2020

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt

11/24/2020

Rockstar Book Tours

Excerpt

11/25/2020

Jaime's World

Excerpt

11/25/2020

JaimeRockstarBookTours

Instagram Post

11/26/2020

BookHounds YA

Excerpt

11/26/2020

BookHounds YA

Instagram Post

11/27/2020

jypsylynn

Review/Instagram Post

 

Week Two:

11/30/2020

The Phantom Paragrapher

Review

11/30/2020

The Phantom Paragrapher

Instagram Post

12/1/2020

Zainey Laney

Excerpt

12/1/2020

Zainey Laney

Instagram Post

12/2/2020

Nay's Pink Bookshelf

Review

12/2/2020

Nay's Pink Bookshelf

Instagram Post

12/3/2020

Momfluenster

Review/Instagram Post

12/4/2020

Emelie's Books

Review


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DECEMBER & EARLY JANUARY Tours: Tours from Feiwel Friends, Amazon top-hundred author Alex Lidell, Idle Time Press, & More!

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Hey everyone! We are super excited to announce the December & Early January Blog Tours we're hosting! We have a mix of YA, MG, Adult, & Kidlit books. The genres are a mix of Contemporary, Suspense/Thriller, Romance, Paranormal, & Fantasy!

PLEASE NOTE BECAUSE OF COVID-19- Some of these tours are eBook only for review copies BUT, we do have a lot that will have physical copies!!! It'll say below each book whether there will be physical copies or not.

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 a giveaway 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.

***Sign-ups open until November 23rd for the early December tours and December 1st for the January tours, noon PST***

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

We are totally stoked for the tour for all of these tours this December & Early January! We can't wait for everyone to read them!

About the Books! 

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


This Idle Time Press tour runs from December 1st-31st, will have one stop a day on a Blog or Instagram and consist of reviews, interviews, pre made guest posts, excerpts, & spotlights. eBooks only available.

About The Book:


In this action-packed thriller, twelve-year-old Max Mead is headed to Cairo, but there'll be no time for fun. His grandfather, a famous antiquities expert, has gone missing and his father is frantically organizing a search party. When Max is given the key to his grandfather's cabinet of curiosities, he hopes to locate clues to his grandfather's disappearance. Instead, he unlocks an old and powerful family secret and encounters people who will stop at nothing to get their hands on it. 




This C.P. Mandara tour runs from December 7th-11th & 14th-18th, will have one or two stops a day on Blogs or Instagram and consist of reviews, interviews, pre made guest posts, excerpts, & spotlights. eBooks only available.

About The Book:


My name is Adrien Dumortier. My best friend, James Leveritt, has just married the woman I love. That’s not the worst of it. She’s also pregnant with his child. To be fair, the man thinks I’m dead. He was supposed to rescue me from the clasps of my brother, but turned up ten minutes late, so had I not managed to get rid of the bomb that was strapped to my waist, I would now be dead. Thankfully, I am more resourceful than the bastard gave me credit for.

So, how do I get even with someone like that? Not face to face, that’s for sure. The man is black ops trained and knows more styles of martial arts than I know ice-cream flavors. No, I’m going to be a little underhand about this. I’m going to kidnap his sister. Then, I’m going to torture her until she’s screaming down the fucking phone and send him the video. Then, I’m going to mess with his wife.

Buckle up. It’s going to be quite a ride.

Deadly Retaliation is an intense dark romance suspense series. It features a bully alpha male special agent and a female assassin. They are involved in a underground world of organised crime and espionage. These books are dark and horribly twisted. You have been warned! 



This Idle Time Press tour runs from December 7th-11th & 14th-18th, will have one or two stops a day on Blogs or Instagram and consist of reviews, pre-made guest posts, interviews, excerpts, & spotlights. eBooks only available.

About The Book:

Polar Bear and the UFO begins in the frostiest reaches of the Arctic Circle where a frustrated polar bear is hunting late into the night. When a passing UFO offers a super interstellar cosmic buffet, Polar Bear and UFO embark on a far-out foraging journey through space.




This Foreword Publicity tour runs from December 7th-11th & 14th-18thh, will have one stop a day on a Blog or Instagram and consist of reviews, interviews, guest posts, excerpts, & spotlights. Physical copies (US residents only) & eBooks available.

About The Books:


Oliver the Ornament is a heartwarming tale of one family's cherished Christmas ornaments. The story centers on Oliver, who has been with this family since Mom and Dad's very first date. Years later, Oliver, now injured and bullied, still has the magic of Christmas in his heart. "The story follows Oliver's excitement for Christmas, his heartbreak, and his determination to overcome all odds to save the day. Oliver, along with his friends, will warm your heart with his kindness, humility, and love for his family and friends. We hope the story will bring families together to tell the stories of their own ornaments and the special meaning that so many of them possess. Because after all, "Every Ornament Tells a Story."




This Foreword Publicity tour runs from December 7th-11th & 14th-18th, will have one or two blog or Instagram stops a day and consist of reviews, interviews, guest posts, excerpts, & spotlights. Physical copies (US residents only) & eBooks available.

About The Book:


Welcome to the world of real possibility! Our best-selling children’s book is packed with adventure, inspiration, and interests that will get your 4th and 5th grade child ready to take on the world. Written for both boys and girls, our bedtime stories style role-model book will introduce your kids to the gamechangers in the world that they want to emulate as they get older.

This must-have real-life adventure book will introduce your child to over 100 different career possibilities and interests through 100 real-life role-models. Each story will showcase different careers, professions, struggles, and challenges, covering business, art, math, science, and technology. These real stories about real people and the adversity they faced (racism, sexism, homophobia) will show your child that they can persevere no matter what they believe.

As a hands-on and immersive kind of bedtime book that will motivate your child to be a trailblazer, we’ve included an activity with each story that will help spark your child’s innate interests. All you need to do is sit back, read the stories out loud with your kids, and watch their eyes light up in wonder and awe.



This All Due Respect tour runs from December 7th-11th & 14th-18th, will have one stop a day on a Blog and Instagram and consist of reviews, interviews, pre-made guest posts, excerpts, & spotlights. eBooks only available.

About The Book:


A man wakes up in present-day Alaskan wilderness with no idea who he is, nothing on him save an empty journal with the date 1898 and a mirror. He sees another man hunting nearby, astounded that they look exactly alike. After following this other man home, he witnesses a wife and child that brings forth a rush of memories of his own wife and child, except he's certain they do not exist in modern times-but from his life in the late 1800s. After recalling his name is Wyatt, he worms his way into his doppelganger Travis Barlow's life. Memories become unearthed the more time he spends, making him believe that he'd been frozen after coming to Alaska during the Gold Rush and that Travis is his great-great grandson. Wyatt is certain gold still exists in the area and finding it with Travis will ingratiate himself to the family, especially with Travis's wife Callie, once Wyatt falls in love. This turns into a dangerous obsession affecting the Barlows and everyone in their small town, since Wyatt can't be tamed until he also discovers the meaning of why he was able to be preserved on ice for over a century.

A meditation on love lost and unfulfilled dreams, The Ancestor is a thrilling page-turner in present day Alaska and a historical adventure about the perilous Gold Rush expeditions where prospectors left behind their lives for the promise of hope and a better future. The question remains whether it was all worth the sacrifice….

"A story that blends the familiar and the supernatural in a manner that calls Stephen King's work to mind. That said, Goldberg's book possesses a flavor all its own--a distinctive mélange of the sincere and the strange." --Kirkus Reviews 

"Beautifully written, and capturing the unforgiving grit of Gold Rush Alaska, Lee Matthew Goldberg's The Ancestor is a thrilling page-turner with an ache in its heart. I'm a huge fan." --Roz Nay, author of Hurry Home and Our Little Secret 

"A suspenseful historical thriller." --Indie Reader 

"One of the year's best thrillers. Blake Crouch fans will love Goldberg's Alaskan opus." --BestThrillers.com



This Purple Fall Publishing tour runs from December 7th-11th, will have two stops a day on a Blog or Instagram and consist of reviews, excerpts, & spotlights. eBooks only available.

About The Book:


Our colonization ship crashed, stranding us on a strange new world.

To make matters worse, my best friend disappeared while scouting the area near our crash site.

In my search to find her, I’m stolen by a dragon—a creature straight out of every fairy tale book I’d ever read as a child.

He takes me back to his kingdom and I’m shocked when he shifts into a man—a fierce Drakarian warrior. He claims that I am his fated one—his Linaya.

Despite my protests, he refuses to let me go—and I cannot deny that I’m drawn to him in ways I do not understand.

The more time we spend together, I begin to wonder: what would it be like to be fated to a dragon? 




 This Feiwel Friends tour runs from December 28th-January 1st & January 4th-8th, will have one stop a day on a Blog or Instagram and consist of reviews & spotlights. Physical copies (US residents only) & eBooks available. Physical copies of books 1 & 2 will be available for review as well.

About The Book:


From Kathryn Dennis, creator of Snakes on a Train and Snakes on the Job, here is Snakes in Space, a picture book about snakes exploring outer space!

Snakes blast into outer space.
they spin around planets
and give stars a chase.

Snakes in space? Yes, indeed. The colorful crew explores stars and planets on a fabuloussss adventure with accessible, fun, sibilant text.

Brimming with rocket ships and planets, this outer space adventure is also a fun read aloud. And at the end, there's a surprise sure to delight readers, as one of the snakes makes a new friend!



This Danger Bearing Press tour runs from January 4th-8th & 11th-15th, will have one or two stops a day on a Blogs or Instagram and consist of reviews, excerpts, & spotlights. eBooks only available.

About The Book:


I know all about guys like Cullen Hunt.
Gorgeous. Wealthy. Powerful.
I just fled New York to escape one.
But when I reach Colorado, it’s either take a job at Cullen’s Trident Rescue or become homeless.
And Cullen? He’s worse than I thought.
Controlling. Demanding. Jerk.
A grenade always teetering on the edge.

He’s also hot as sin and makes my toes curl.
I hate that I dream about him.
Kissing me, holding me.
He has dreams as well.
Nightmares that only I can tame.

I know all about guys like Cullen Hunt.
I’m smart enough to stay away.
Aren’t I?

Amazon top-hundred author Alex Lidell delivers a page-turning enemy-to-lovers stand-alone romance, with a spunky heroine, a powerful Navy SEAL, and heart-wrenching PTSD that only love can heal.

Enemy Zone is the first book of the Trident Rescue Series, which follows a group of Navy SEALs who return home to Denton Valley, Colorado, and start a search and rescue team called Trident Rescue. The books can be read in any order.


This S. Behr tour runs from January 4th-29th, will have one or two stops a day on Blogs & Instagram and consist of reviews, interviews, pre-made guest posts, excerpts, & spotlights. Physical copies (US residents only) & eBooks available.

About The Book:


A runaway princess with elemental powers stumbles upon a thousands-year-old archive of ancient tech that will forever change her utopian kingdom.

The citizens of Amera are blessed with a range of extraordinary powers ¬– from telepathy and healing to growing plants and breathing under water. As descendants of genetically modified humans desperate to survive an ice age, Amerans have built a peaceful, prosperous kingdom uniting nine realms, each with their own king and queen.

Violet is a princess of Neyr, the third of the nine realms of Amera, living in the transformed ruins of ancient New York City, high up in the reborn Chrysler building. Born into Neyr’s talented ruling family, she struggles to show evidence of any special power herself. Raised by one of the most powerful healers in Ameran history, Violet wants more than anything to pass her Criterion, a test all citizens must take to prove they are worthy and to find their place in society. But when her powers explode to catastrophic effect in front of her entire court, she runs from the unthinkable damage and misery she has caused.

In her desperate escape, Violet stumbles upon an incredible archive of ancient knowledge and awakens Hailey, an artificial intelligence relic who reveals hidden truths that could be the key to her return home.
But when the sanctuary of the Amera is threatened by humans, old enemies of Amera who live in violent colonies beyond Amera’s borders, Violet must master her burgeoning powers and find a way to protect her idyllic kingdom from the outside world.

A thrilling, action-packed blend of Young Adult fantasy and post-apocalyptic science fiction. Perfect for fans of the Lunar Chronicles and Shatter Me series.

"A notable and thoughtful addition to the crowded shelf of post-apocalyptic YA novels."- Kirkus Review.

"Author S. Behr’s POWER DIVIDED dives further into fantasy and mythology to create its own niche in a highly saturated market. The originality of the story and the writing are strong, and its pace and twists are impressive. The true strength of the novel is in the descriptions of the scenes and its characters, making readers feel as if Violet and Amera are walking and gliding beside them every step of the way."-IndieReader  


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Blog Tour- KEEP WALKING, RHONA BEECH With An Excerpt & #Giveaway! @LittleBrownUK, @AbacusBooks,  & @RockstarBkTours 

Jaime | 12:00 AM | 2 Comments

 

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the KEEP WALKING, RHONA BEECH by Kate Tough Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About the Book:

Title: KEEP WALKING, RHONA BEECH

Author: Kate Tough

Pub. Date: April 4, 2019

Publisher: Abacus

Formats:  Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 320

Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD

'Incredibly insightful, funny and poignant' Helen Sedgwick

I get up. I go to work. I spend the whole day waiting for the words on my screen to make sense. In the commuter broth of the carriage home, tears run in hot lines to my jaw and for a minute or so, I let them.

Nothing has turned out quite how Rhona Beech thought: she's been swapping one so-so job for another on an annual basis . . . and now her nine-year relationship has ended abruptly. When her lukewarm efforts to adjust to the changes in her life are thrown entirely up in the air by some unwelcome news, Rhona has to think again.

Her sardonic, funny, poignant attempts to find an answer to the questions she's facing are helped by a cast of friends, strangers and trained professionals. Funny and tender, Keep Walking, Rhona Beech is a beautifully written and brilliantly observant satire on relationships, friendship and life

Previously published as Head for the Edge, Keep Walking by Cargo Publishing.

 

Excerpt:

I don’t even take off my coat. I beeline for the walk-in cupboard in the living room. Moving a portable heater to one side, I can access a large cardboard box to reach inside. Both blind hands are required to lift out a smaller box placed there in July, when I swore I’d never do this.

Cross-legged on the rug, my coat seams cut into my armpits as I hold him.

My lungs remember air.

I slip-stop through the glossy stack: him alone, me and him, headshots, full-length, family groupings. Set against: landmarks and landscapes and sun loungers and celebrations.

Today has been a subway train rumbling towards this – I have to hear his voice. Just for a moment. The sound of it. I need to. I must.

I can’t.

I don’t have his new number.

I know I don’t. But maybe I do. I reach for my bag and rummage to retrieve the phone. As soon as it’s in my hand I feel a little better. Like I’ve fulfilled at least part of the craving that clawed at me all afternoon, from below the place where I know who I am or what drives me. I click the contacts icon: M . . . Mark. There he is. With his old number. The one he no longer uses because it’s a UK mobile.

I hold the phone to my ear. I imagine it ringing and him answering. I feel sick and stupid for calling him. I haven’t actually called him. I imagine we are talking, telling each other what happened today. Laughing before punchlines are delivered because we can second-guess what they will be. The phone is him, in my hand.

I may never hear him again.

The phone drops on the rug and tears trail hot, again, to my jaw.

If I can’t hear his voice I will drink. I’ll sit here, forget dinner and drink until bedtime.

I can’t. I know what that would lead to.

Opening the wine would end in me phoning his mum to ask for his new number and she would a) not give it, and b) phone him and tell him I asked for it.

My number is the same as it always was. My number used to be his number. And he hasn’t phoned it since he left.

 



 

About Kate:

Kate Tough worked for the Scottish Parliament for six years before returning to her home city, gaining a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. She writes poetry and fiction rooted in realism, humour and sometimes difficult truths.

She creates astute observational detail in fiction, and explores painful moments, that readers could recognise as themselves or their friends.

Her novel, Keep Walking, Rhona Beech, is the revised 2nd edition of Head for the Edge, Keep Walking. Her short fiction and poetry appear in journals such as, The Brooklyn Review, The Texas Review and The Found Poetry Review. Kate’s poetry pamphlet, tilt-shift, was Runner Up in the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award, 2017.

Kate's been a literacy volunteer and creative writing tutor in many community settings. www.katetough.com

Website | Goodreads | Amazon

 

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive an eBook of KEEP WALKING, RHONA BEECH & a $15 Amazon GC, International.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

11/9/2020

Two Chicks on Books

Interview

11/9/2020

JaimeRockstarBookTours

Instagram Stop

11/10/2020

BookHounds

Interview

11/10/2020

BookHounds YA

Instagram Stop

11/11/2020

A Dream Within A Dream

Guest Post

11/11/2020

A Dream Within A Dream

Instagram Stop

11/12/2020

Jaime's World

Excerpt

11/12/2020

Rockstar Book Tours

Excerpt

11/13/2020

The Reading Wordsmith

Review

11/13/2020

readingwordsmith

Instagram Stop

 

Week Two:

11/16/2020

callmekaare

Review/Instagram Stop

11/16/2020

Allie_reads95

Review/Instagram Stop

11/17/2020

Gimme The Scoop Reviews

Review

11/17/2020

gimmethescoopreviews

Instagram Stop

11/18/2020

Rajiv's Reviews

Review

11/18/2020

Rajiv's Reviews

Instagram Stop

11/19/2020

booksaremagictoo

Review

11/19/2020

booksaremagictoo

Instagram Stop

11/20/2020

Books A-Brewin'

Excerpt

11/20/2020

Books A-Brewin'

Instagram Stop


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