Blog Tour- THE FOREST WITCH By Britt Laux With An Excerpt & #Giveaway!

Jaime | 12:00 AM | 4 Comments

 

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE FOREST WITCH by Britt Laux Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: THE FOREST WITCH (Tales of Unara, Book One)

Author: Britt Laux

Pub. Date: February 1, 2021

Publisher: Magic and Moons Press

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 333

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, TBDBookshop.org

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A warrior, her witch, and the spark that ignites a war.

Lanira na Caliri never expected to find a human in the North Forest of Unara, let alone a witch. When she discovers Siobhan unconscious by the portal that leads to her world, she soon learns of a prophecy that foretold her coming. A warning that a daughter of Unara will bring destruction upon the realm. The reign of blood will come again unless Lanira can stop it. With the little witch by her side, Lanira embarks on a journey across the clans of Unara to unite the people and save her realm from the Dark Karika’s return at all costs. Even if she must risk losing herself to the mysterious Minra na Goran in the process.

 

Excerpt

This is a favorite scene, as well, and one where we see a bit of the dynamic between the royal family and another key character, Talor.

“This moon will be a strong one,” Mother says idly, twirling her fork in her fingers.

Father nods slowly, watching her. “Yes, it will. Much is to be decided.”

I try not to sigh aloud. This is how Seers often speak. They know so much that they cannot share. A single decision can change the course of destiny, and knowledge of the future is too great a temptation to those who are not trained to respect and understand the Sight.

There was one Seer who ignored this rule, and ended up banished from our people. We do not even speak her name now. She is forsaken, never again one of us.

“Perhaps the Karikina would do me the honor of taking in the moon with me,” Talor says, glancing at me.

I glare at him openly. “I think not, Elder. I am afraid I am otherwise engaged.”

His smile falters for a moment, and my father clears his throat lightly.

“What is this prior engagement?”

Turning my body away from Talor, I put on a smile for my father. “I will be with Ilnor and Aldor, of course. I am considering being a third to their bond.”

Nilan coughs into his goblet as Father draws his shoulders back, narrowing his eyes as he considers me. The silence around the table is thick with unspoken plots. I can feel them crawling across my skin – a taste of what Seers experience dampened by the Warrior in me.

“I see,” Father says after several seconds of this.

Talor is glaring at me, and I catch Father giving him a subtle shake of his head.

“I am feeling tired. Please excuse me.” Laying my napkin next to my plate, I push my chair back and stand before Father gives me permission. 

 

About Britt: 

Britt is an Ohio-based author and editor, and parent to three. They are inspired by the baby forest they live in, often found wandering through the trees thinking up new stories. You can catch them on Instagram - almost constantly - @authorbrittlaux or @magicandmoonspress, where they share inspiration for other indies.

Website | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon

 

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a character art print, a custom candle, a signed paperback of THE FOREST WITCH, and a bookmark, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

1/25/2021

BookHounds/Bookhounds

Guest Post & Instagram Post

1/25/2021

Rockstar Book Tours

Excerpt

1/26/2021

A Dream Within A Dream

Guest Post

1/26/2021

Jaime's World

1/27/2021

Two Chicks on Books/Jaimerockstarbooktours

Guest Post & Instagram Post

1/28/2021

Pass Me That Book

Review

1/28/2021

Writer of Wrongs

Guest Post

1/29/2021

Lifestyle of Me

Review

1/29/2021

Books A-Brewin'/Books A Brewin'

Excerpt & Instagram Post


Week Two:

2/1/2021

The Momma Spot/The Momma Spot

Review & Instagram Post

2/1/2021

Three gals and plenty of books

Excerpt

2/2/2021

Wonder Struck

Review

2/2/2021

Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Guest Post

2/3/2021

Pine Enshrined Reviews/ Pine Enshrined

Review & Instagram Post

2/3/2021

Jotted by Jena

Excerpt

2/4/2021

Fire and Ice

Review

2/5/2021

Books and Zebras @jypsylynn

Review & Instagram Post

 


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Blog Tour- TILLBRIDGE STABLES Scavenger Hunt by @NinaCrespo21 With An Excerpt & #Giveaway! @HarlequinBooks & @RockstarBkTours 

Jaime | 12:00 AM | 9 Comments

 

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the TILLBRIDGE STABLES SCAVENGER HUNT by Nina Crespo Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post to find the secret word (it’s purple) and make sure to enter the giveaway! Make sure to follow the tour schedule at the bottom of this post for all the stops! Each word you enter is another entry for the giveaway!

 

About the Books:

Title: THE COWGIRL’S SURPRISE MATCH (Tillbridge Stables #3)

Author: Nina Crespo

Pub. Date: Paperback: January 26, 2021. eBook: February 1, 2021

Publisher: Harlequin Special Edition

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 288

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooksKobo, TBD, Google Play, Bookshop.org

Free preview: https://preview.aer.io/9781488075322

Grab the paperback on January 26th before the eBook! It’s only $4.99!

A sweet charade takes an unexpected turn!

Dearly beloved, we are (not) gathered together…

Maid of honor Zurie Tillbridge has been working secretly with best man Mace Calderone to plan her cousin Tristan’s wedding to a well-known actress. To keep their wedding plans from leaking to the press, Zurie and Mace must pretend they are the ones getting married. Cake tasting and flower arranging seem like harmless fun…until wary workaholic Zurie realizes she’s feeling something real for her fake fiancé…  

 


Title: HER SWEET TEMPTATION (Tillbridge Stables #2)

Author: Nina Crespo

Pub. Date:  October 1, 2020

Publisher: Harlequin Special Edition

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 207

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooksKobo, TBD, Google Play, Bookshop.org

Free Preview: https://preview.aer.io/9781488070143

When good things come in bad-boy packages.

She vows to find the right kind of guy but a tempting stranger challenges everything…

“Bad Choices” should have been Rina Tillbridge’s middle name and it’s time to turn over a new leaf. But when stuntman Scott Halsey struts onto her property for his latest film, her impulsive alter ego threatens to make a comeback. The quintessential thrill-seeking stuntman has no designs on commitment. So why are all his red flags igniting white-hot passion…and inspiring dreams of a Hollywood ending?

REVIEWS:

“Rina and Scott’s slow burn romance is emotional, lighthearted, cute, is very entertaining and addictively different.” Shaka, BookBub

“Fun flirty and super cute.” Joelle, Goodreads

If you need an escape, a distraction or if you want to have a good time, pick this romance between a cafe owner/baker and a movie stuntman.” Aly, Goodreads

 

 

Title: THE COWBOY’S CLAIM (Tillbridge Stables #1)

Author: Nina Crespo

Pub. Date: February 1, 2021

Publisher: Harlequin Special Edition

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 209

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooksKobo, TBD, Google Play, Bookshop.org

Free Preview: https://preview.aer.io/The_Cowboys_Claim-MjUzMTg3-1921

He’s discovered his leading lady.

The role of her dreams: in his arms. 

Chloe Daniels is determined to land the role of a lifetime. Even if she’s terrified to get on a horse! And the last thing her reluctant teacher, Tristan Tillbridge, wants is to entertain a pampered actress. But the enigmatic cowboy soon discovers that Chloe is as genuine as she is gorgeous, and he’s determined to make her his. Will this unlikely pair discover that the sparks between them are anything but an act?

REVIEWS:

Smooth pacing, likable characters (along with Chloe and Tristan, there is Rina and Mace), and a compelling plot make THE COWBOY’S CLAIM a solid read.” Romance In Color

I loved these two together. I cannot wait to read more in this series!” Crystal, Goodreads

“If you love a series about tight-knit families, family-run businesses with lots of drama, and an opposites attract type of romance, you’ll love this new series by Nina Crespo!” Katie, Goodreads

“Watching the budding romance that happened in this story was that perfect combination of the slow burn and steaminess you could equate with a romance that will keep you reading…” Danaburk, BookBub

 

SCAVENGER HUNT POST:

The Cowboy’s Claim

Chapter One

It was perfect riding weather at Tillbridge Horse Stable. All Tristan Tillbridge needed was a horse and some time to enjoy the morning.

He had plenty of horses, but based on the number of what-the-hells ganging up for his attention, enjoyment wasn’t on his schedule anytime soon.

He dropped his black-booted foot from the bottom rail of the white ladder fence circling the small arena where a blond horse trainer exercised Moonlight Joy, a golden creamy-maned palomino. “So you were driving the back road last night and found the south pasture gate wide-open?”

“Yeah.” Mace Calderone stood beside him. His brown deputy’s hat cast a shadow over his bronze face. “The winds from the rainstorm could have caused it.”

“Or someone left it that way.” Tristan stripped off his tan Rough Rider work gloves, flipped up the shirttail of his navy pull over and stuffed the gloves in his back jeans pocket. “The staff knows the

‘close every gate’ rule, but everyone else can’t read a damn sign.

Since the guesthouse and cottages opened on the property six months ago, stopping them from breaking, trampling or opening things they shouldn’t is becoming a full -time job.”

Next to the one he already had as stable manager.

“I hear you. These days it seems like rules are considered more of a suggestion than a requirement.” Mace glanced over his shoulder.

“Looks like you got a stray.”

On the wide dirt and gravel path leading from the stable farther behind them, a woman with long dark curly hair wearing oversize aviator sunglasses talked animatedly on her cell .

As she threw up her hand in frustration over something the person on the line told her, the front of her cropped yellow blazer opened wider revealing a snowy-white, fitted top. Matching skinny jeans molded to her long legs. Each step forward brought her and her red high-heeled boots—designer, no doubt—closer to fresh horse shit.

Mace turned to watch. “Five bucks she saves the shoes.”

“Ten, she doesn’t.”

She swerved right and Mace grinned. “Instead of cash, you can pay me with a beer this weekend.”

“That’s fine, but I won’t be the one buying.”

The woman veered left, still talking on her phone and digging into her large red purse.

Mace’s smile disappeared. “She really isn’t paying attention.”

“Told you.” But not even the sure win of a bet could let Tristan stand by and watch what would probably be the worst part of her day unfold.

He and Mace called out at the same time. “Hey! Look out!”

But too absorbed in her conversation, she traipsed ahead...right into the steaming fresh pile. As she skidded forward, the phone flew out of her hand and after a few long breath-holding seconds of teetering on her heels, she final y caught her balance.

Mace winced. “That could have been ugly. I’ll make sure she’s okay. Unless you’re interested. She’s cute.”

Sunglasses pushed up on her head, the woman bent down and retrieved her cell . As she stood straight, she alternated between shaking the dirtied boot on her foot and glancing at the bottom of it with a grossed-out expression.

Interested in a woman who wore high heels to a stable, and from a distance, faintly resembled his deceased father’s spoiled, devious second wife? Yeah, he’d pass. “I have a meeting in a few minutes.

She’s all yours.”

The two-way radio clipped to Mace’s tactical belt crackled to life.

“Calling all units in the southeast. Multiple reports of traffic backing up on Colton Road at the interstate exit. Motorists need assistance.”

He clicked a button on his shoulder mic. “Dispatch. Unit seven in route.” Mace looked to Tristan. “You’ll have to help her out.”

“I’m not the one wearing the badge. Rescuing people is your job.”

“I would, but duty calls. You can tell me her name later.” Mace clapped him on the back, then strode to his patrol car parked in the grass on the other side of the ring.

Tristan headed to the woman. Why couldn’t people just obey the multiple signs on the paved trail from the guesthouse that stated: No visitors allowed at the stable until 10:00 a.m. on Mondays.

“I can’t believe this.” The woman glanced up at Tristan while gingerly scraping the sole of her boot on the ground. “Is this stuff literal y everywhere—even in the main areas?” 

About Nina:

Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions — the beach, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life hero and dancing.

Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a “borrowing spree” in her older sister’s bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel.

Let Nina’s sensual contemporary stories and steamy paranormal tales feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after.

Stay connected with Nina on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or through her newsletter.

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Pinterest | Instagram | Amazon | BookBub

 

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a $10 Amazon Gift Card, INTERNATIONAL.

1 winner will receive  a signed print copy of a book from the Tillbridge Stables series (reader's choice), US Only.

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Scavenger Hunt Tour Schedule:

Week One:

1/25/2021

Rockstar Book Tours

Kickoff Post/Scavenger Hunt Clue 1

1/25/2021

Lisa Loves Literature

Scavenger Hunt Clue 2

1/26/2021

BookHounds

Scavenger Hunt Clue 3

1/26/2021

A Dream Within A Dream

Scavenger Hunt Clue 4

1/27/2021

Becky on Books

Scavenger Hunt Clue 5

1/27/2021

Pass Me That Book

Scavenger Hunt Clue 6

1/28/2021

Pine Enshrined Reviews

Scavenger Hunt Clue 7

1/28/2021

The Obsessed Reader

Scavenger Hunt Clue 8

1/29/2021

Books A-Brewin'

Scavenger Hunt Clue 9

1/29/2021

Fire and Ice

Scavenger Hunt Clue 10


Week Two:

2/1/2021

Two Chicks on Books

Scavenger Hunt Clue 11

2/1/2021

Wonder Struck

Scavenger Hunt Clue 12

2/2/2021

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Scavenger Hunt Clue 13

2/2/2021

The Momma Spot

Scavenger Hunt Clue 14

2/3/2021

Jaime's World

Scavenger Hunt Clue 15

2/3/2021

The Phantom Paragrapher

Scavenger Hunt Clue 16

2/4/2021

Three gals and plenty of books

Scavenger Hunt Clue 17

2/4/2021

Westveil Publishing

Scavenger Hunt Clue 18

2/5/2021

Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Scavenger Hunt Clue 19

2/5/2021

I'm Shelf-ish

Scavenger Hunt Clue 20


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Blog Tour- RISING STAR by @michelekwas With An Excerpt & #Giveaway!

Jaime | 11:03 AM | 4 Comments

 

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the RISING STAR by Michele Kwasniewski Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: RISING STAR

Author: Michele Kwasniewski

Pub. Date: October 20, 2020

Publisher: Rand-Smith LLC

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 268

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

In the first book in THE RISE AND FALL OF DANI TRUEHART series, RISING STAR, fifteen-year-old Dani Truehart is living a life that is not quite her own. Driven by her mother's desire for fame and fortune, she has spent her childhood dutifully training for a career as a pop star. On the brink of discovery, doubts begin to creep into Dani's mind as she questions her own desire for fame, and she wonders whether she can trust the motivations of the adults who are driving her forward.

Following a brilliant audition arranged by her vocal/dance coach and former '80s pop icon Martin Fox, Dani is thrown full-force into the music industry. She leaves her friends, family and scheming mother behind to move with Martin, who has become her legal guardian, into the Malibu compound of her new manager, Jenner Redman. Jenner, the former swindling manager of Martin's boy band, leverages what's left of his depleted fortune to launch Dani's career.

Isolated from her life at home and trying to stay apace with her demanding schedule, Dani struggles to keep in touch with those she loves, connect to her withholding mother and find her voice as an artist. With Martin and Jenner at odds over their rocky past and finding herself unprepared to handle the pressures of her future singing career, Dani's debut album and future stardom are at risk of falling apart.

 

Excerpt

This is a scene occurs just after Martin reviews Dani’s contract with her and her parents.

I walk back to the couch, sit down and stare at my parents.  I feel like I’ve aged a lifetime in the past few hours I’ve listening to my mom haggle over every detail of my contract like I’m a piece of meat at the butcher. “Mom, Ive been working for this my whole life. Stop causing problems and let Martin do his job. You cant threaten to stop me now after youve already given guardianship to Martin. Acting like a concerned parent this late in the game isnt going to work. If you really wanted to protect me, you would have never handed me over to Martin.

I shake my head and narrow my eyes at my mom, so furious I can barely speak. “Im sorry that the money I make isnt going directly into your pockets like youd hoped. I promise the first thing I’ll do is to pay you and Dad back for all the lessons youve given me. You deserve some return on your investment. But if the past few hours have shown me anything, its why you really pushed me to do this all these years. Im sorry that you wont be getting the big payday youd hoped for.

My parents just sit there, stunned.

Tears stream down my face as I get up to leave. Im a mess of anger and sadness, and I just want to be alone.

 

About Michele:

Michele Kwasniewski, is an entertainment industry insider who has seen what the Hollywood machine can do to people – having worked for many years in film and television production on such films and TV shows as Primal FearIndependence DayEvita, Face/OffBig Brother, and many TCL, HGTV, and Discovery series including: Meet the Pandas, Adoption Story, Wedding Story, and Extra Yardage. 

With her book, she shares the glamour and excitement of fame as well as the hard work it takes to achieve success and the price of living life in the public eye.  Everyone wants to be famous, but most people have no idea what that really means.  Michele has seen it firsthand.  She is an active member of the Producers Guild of America.

Michele's colorful experiences in the industry inspired her to write THE RISE AND FALL OF DANI TRUEHART series. Michele lives in San Clemente, California with her husband, their son, and their disobedient dachshund. RISING STAR is her first novel.

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | TikTok | Amazon | Goodreads

 


Giveaway Details:

3 lucky winners will win signed copy of RISING STAR & RISING STAR pencils, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

1/18/2021

Rockstar Book Tours

Kickoff Post

1/18/2021

JaimeRockstarBookTours

Instagram Post

1/19/2021

BookHounds YA

Interview

1/19/2021

BookHounds

Instagram Post

1/20/2021

Down The Rabbit Hole

Guest Post

1/20/2021

@booknerd84

Instagram Post

1/21/2021

A Dream Within A Dream

Guest Post

1/21/2021

Living in a Bookworld

Excerpt

1/22/2021

Books A-Brewin'

Guest Post

1/22/2021

Books A-Brewin'

Instagram Post

 

Week Two:

1/25/2021

The Scribe Owl

Review

1/25/2021

Three gals and plenty of books

Guest Post

1/26/2021

Wonder Struck

Review

1/26/2021

Jaime's World

Excerpt

1/27/2021

The Phantom Paragrapher

Review

1/27/2021

The Phantom Paragrapher

Instagram Post

1/28/2021

Pine Enshrined Reviews

Review

1/28/2021

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt

1/29/2021

Lifestyle of Me

Review

1/29/2021

Jotted by Jena

Excerpt


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