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Read an excerpt of NEED YOU NOW by Dei Araujo | Goddess Fish Promotions Presents Romantic Suspense #RomSus

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Blurb Blitz Tour for NEED YOU NOW by Dei Araujo, a romantic suspense available now from The Wild Rose Press.

Dei Araujo will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found at the bottom of the post.



Need You Now
by Dei Araujo

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GENRE: Romantic Suspense

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BLURB:

Nothing compared to the horror Amaranth Wallace felt upon discovering her babysitter beaten and her autistic son missing. To get him back, she must put all her faith in her ex-lover, the very man she vowed to avoid forever.

One steamy and mind-blowing night with Amaranth and Nicholas was hooked. But when she chose his half-brother over him, Nicholas turned his back on her and love. Now fate has brought them back together, and Nicholas must revisit old wounds that run deep with the woman who broke his heart.

Can Amaranth and Nicholas put their torrid history aside to find her son and get a chance at love?

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NOTE: The book is on sale for only $0.99.

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EXCERPT:

“Why are you here?” she asked, ignoring the little jump of her heart at the sight of him.

“Really, Am? We’re going to do this? Me, out in the hallway as if I was some vampire begging to come in just so I can bite that delicate little neck of yours?”

“Sorry, I prefer werewolves,” she replied with a smirk before attempting to close the door in his face. Irritated, she looked down and saw he used his foot as a stopper.

“Cute. Have it your way.” He stood his ground. Amaranth wanted to let him stay right out in the hallway, but he was right. She didn’t want anyone privy to their conversation, so she stepped away to let him enter.

“Come in,” she relented and inhaled his clean scent as he walked past her to the center of the room. His presence filled the tiny space as he looked around, turned and laid those gorgeous hazel eyes on her. God, would she ever stop feeling as if the very sight of him was like a vacuum sucking the air from her body? She willed her pulse to slow its rapid hammering. He was still devastatingly handsome with his ink black wavy hair and eyes that couldn’t decide whether they wanted to be amber or green. They regarded her even now with some sort of emotion that bordered on anxious and apologetic.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Dei Araujo knew she wanted to be a writer at the age of 11 after writing a short story that drew a raucous response from her dad. Her love for romance came through her mother who encouraged Dei’s voracious appetite for reading. She went on to win writing awards in high school to include a first-place award for poetry in honor of her father who served during the first Gulf War.

After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Journalism/News Editorial, Dei was commissioned in the Air Force as a public affairs officer where she utilized her skill as a writer to tell the Air Force story. Her military career took her all over the world and exposed her different cultures and people.

While serving as an Air Force reservist, Dei completed her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University and rediscovered her voice as a romance writer. She’s living out her real-life love story in beautiful Miami, Florida, with her soulmate, and their four rambunctious boys.

Need You Now, a romantic suspense, is her first novel and the first in the Love’s Paradise series.
Dei is a member of Romance Writers of America.

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NOTE: This book will be on sale for $0.99 during the tour (sale ends November 10).

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GIVEAWAY:

Dei Araujo will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


TOUR PARTICIPANTS:
October 16: Up 'Til Dawn Book Blog
October 17: T's Stuff
October 18: Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
October 19: The Bookworm Chronicles
October 20: Fabulous and Brunette
October 23: Book Lover Promo
October 24: The Avid Reader
October 25: Hearts and Scribbles
October 25: The Reading Addict
October 26: Read Your Writes Book Reviews
October 27: Mello and June, It's a Book Thang!
October 30: Harps Romance Book Review
October 31: Readeropolis
November 1: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews
November 2: Christine Young
November 2: Rachel Brimble Romance
November 3: Edgar's Books
November 6: Jazzy Book Reviews
November 7: Jennifer Macaire, Tell me a Story
November 8: Long and Short Reviews
November 9: Rainne's Ramblings
November 10: Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books! - review

Author Q&A ft @farzanadoctor | ALL INCLUSIVE Book Tour | @dundurnpress & @GoddessFish Present Literary Fiction

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for All Inclusive by Farzana Doctor, a Literary Fiction, LGBT, magical realism, multicultural available now from Dundurn.

Farzana Doctor will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner and a print copy of the book to 10 randomly drawn winners (US Only) via rafflecopter during the tour.

Be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more they comment, the better their chances of winning. The tour dates can be at the bottom of the post.


All Inclusive
by Farzana Doctor


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GENRE:   Literary Fiction, LGBT, magical realism, multicultural


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BLURB:


A story about an all-inclusive resort, the ghost of an unknown father, and the tragedies we can’t forget.

What’s it like when everyone’s dream vacation is your job? Ameera works at a Mexican all-inclusive resort, where every day is paradise — if “paradise” means endless paperwork, quotas to meet, and entitled tourists. But it’s not all bad: Ameera’s pastime of choice is the swingers scene, and the resort is the perfect place to hook up with like-minded couples without all the hassle of having to see them again.

Despite Ameera’s best efforts to keep her sideline a secret, someone is spreading scandalous rumours about her around the resort, and her job might be at stake. Meanwhile, she’s being plagued by her other secret, the big unknown of her existence: the identity of her father and why he disappeared. Unbeknownst to Ameera, her father, Azeez, is looking for her, and they both must come to terms with the reason why he abandoned her.

A moving new work from award-winning author Farzana Doctor, All Inclusive blurs the lines between the real world and paradise, and life and death, and reminds us that love is neither easily lost nor found.


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EXCERPT:


Nora’s place was a small room just around the corner from the coffee shop. Like my own,
a few blocks away, it had space for a desk, a dresser, and a single bed. She fiddled with her boom box, popped in a Duran Duran cassette, and then flopped onto the bed. She beckoned me over from where I stood awkwardly by the door. I sat gingerly beside her and she took my hand. I wasn’t surprised by the gesture; she’d slipped her arm through mine on the walk over.


She leaned in close and I could tell she wanted me to kiss her. How unshrinking and
unafraid Canadian girls were! I pushed my face into hers, and didn’t breathe for a long time. I
wrapped her in my arms and she let me hold her tightly.


We talked and kissed for hours. My fingers groped her soft waist, the downy peach-fuzz on
her arms. When I gazed into her eyes I sensed a rare and special connection. And then suddenly we were tearing away our clothes.


In my fantasies, it would have happened in cinematic slow motion. Unhurried, we’d have
progressed to that point over several romantic dates. And when the disrobing finally happened it
would be an alluring striptease. Perhaps in reality things always move more quickly.


I left soon after the sex, lying to her about needing to get work done. I never did tell her
that I would be on an airplane the following afternoon, but rather, I’d remained vague about my
departure, speaking about the future as though it were more expansive than it was. Perhaps I
didn’t want to disappoint her.


I promised to call the next morning. Maybe we’d go for an early lunch. She gave me her
number and, foolishly, I forgot to offer mine.


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AUTHOR INTERVIEW:

How did you come up with the title of your book?
The setting in All Inclusive (and all-inclusive resort) is an important part of the story, and so it felt like the natural choice. The characters are also quite diverse so the title is appropriate in that regard.


Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular design?
I imagined a cover much like this, and asked my publisher to try to find artwork to fit it. My book trailer includes two people packing suitcases that sit on beds. The image is meant to evoke a journey as well as sexuality.


Give us an interesting fun fact or a few about your book:
I conceived this book while at an all-inclusive resort. My beach reading was Opening Up, Tristan Taormino’s book about non-monogamy. The chapter about swingers really intrigued me and so I thought I’d write a swinger character.


Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?
I read Tarot cards for my friends and family. I love the ways the metaphors in the cards open up deep conversations about people’s feelings, conversations that are always new and unexpected.


What's the strangest thing you have ever had to research online for your book?
I wanted to find out if a particular Tim Horton’s existed in a location. I couldn’t find the information on their website, and so I crowdsourced it on Facebook, asking my network. Someone who lived in Hamilton, Ontario in 1985 wrote me back.


How can we contact you or find out more about your books?
Check out my website. I’m always happy to receive messages from readers. I also skype into book clubs.


What can we expect from you in the future? What are you working on now?
I’ve just finished the revisions on my 4th novel, Unfamiliar Skin.  It takes place mostly in Mumbai, and shines a spotlight on the Dawoodi Bohra community, which I’m a part of.


What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
Tell two friends! Gift it to others! Facebook/Instagram/Tweet about it. All of this is super helpful in spreading the word.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Farzana Doctor is the author of three novels: Stealing Nasreen, Six Metres of Pavement (which was a 2012 Lambda Literary Award and the 2017 One Book One Brampton winner) and the recently released All Inclusive which was a Kobo and National Post Best Book of the Year. Farzana was named one of CBC Books’ “Ten Canadian Women Writers You Need to Read Now”. She is also a Registered Social Worker with a part-time psychotherapy practice. She curates the Brockton Writers Series.


Twitter: @farzanadoctor
Instagram: @farzanadoctor


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GIVEAWAY:


Farzana Doctor will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner and a print copy of the book to 10 randomly drawn winners (US Only) via rafflecopter during the tour.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


TOUR PARTICIPANTS:

October 9: This and That Book Blog
October 10: Mello and June, It's a Book Thang! - promo
October 11: It's Raining Books
October 12: The Avid Reader
October 13: Beyond Romance
October 16: Writers and Authors
October 17: Long and Short Reviews
October 18: Tina Donahue Books - Heat with Heart
October 19: Kit 'N Kabookle
October 20: Book Lover Promo
October 23: Angels With Attitude Book Reviews
October 24: T's Stuff
October 25: Dawn's Reading Nook
October 26: Sharing Links and Wisdom
October 27: Fabulous and Brunette
October 30: Readeropolis
October 31: Books, Dreams,Life
November 1: Edgar's Books
November 2: BooksChatter
November 3: Harlie Williams, Writer

Read an excerpt of SON OF THE MOON by Jennnifer Macaire | Goddess Fish Promotions Presents Time Travel

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Blast Tour for SON OF THE MOON by Jennifer Macaire, a time travel available now from Accent Press.


SON OF THE MOON
by Jennifer Macaire


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GENRE:  Time Travel


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In Nysa, Alexander the Great and time traveling journalist Ashley find their abducted son Paul being worshiped as ""the son of the moon"". Knowing she can’t change history and that Alexander’s kingdom will be torn apart when he dies, Ashley must make the terrible decision to leave her firstborn son in the sacred valley.


Alexander presses on to India, where he and Ashley are welcomed with feasts - and treachery.  They struggle through monsoons, face the might of Porus’s army, and outwit deadly Brahmin rebels. Facing the reality of Alexander’s looming death, Ashley considers the unthinkable - How to save him, and the consequences of cheating the Fates. Book III in the Time for Alexander series"


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EXCERPT:


Alexander opened his eyes very wide. “Me? Me? I did that? You weren’t even there. Do you want to know what you can do with me?” He leered. “Tell me some more stories about sex-mad queens and priestesses. They sound quite entertaining, but wait until we’re alone. I don’t want to miss a word you say.”


I narrowed my eyes. “If I find out that that you...”


“If I what?” he asked cheerfully.


I didn’t answer. I was looking over his shoulder at a figure in the distance. He must have seen the look on my face because he whirled around. For a moment he didn’t move. Then he dug his heels into Bucephalus’s sides, and, with a wild whoop, galloped madly down the dusty road leaving me staring after him with a bemused expression.


Chiron wriggled on my back and started to whine. I  dropped my reins and unhooked the backpack, pulling him around to my chest. Holding the baby on front of me, I said to him, “There goes my husband, rushing to greet his best friend whom he hasn’t seen in over three months - his best friend who just happens to be your daddy.”


I spoke in English. I didn’t think anyone else would quite understand the complexities of the situation, which I’d already edited for Chiron’s ears. The soldiers around me thought I said blessings. Chiron waved and gurgled happily at my breast. All he was interested in was milk. I could never understand why Chiron seemed to be the only human being who didn’t mind Alexander’s singing. It made most babies turn purple and scream. At first I was worried that he was deaf, but then I realized Chiron was just a little oddball. He would probably turn into one of those weird kids who love broccoli and algebra.


The sun shined, the flags flapped merrily, the soldiers sang, and the Indus River, huge, brown, and deceptively sluggish, flowed like caramel by our sides.


We were in India!


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Jennifer Macaire lives in France with her husband, three children, & various dogs & horses. She loves cooking, eating French chocolate, growing herbs and flowering plants on her balcony, and playing golf. She grew up in upstate New York, Samoa, and the Virgin Islands. She graduated from St. Peter and Paul high school in St. Thomas and moved to NYC where she modeled for five years for Elite. She went to France and met her husband at the polo club. All that is true. But she mostly likes to make up stories.


Twitter: @jennnifermacaire




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GIVEAWAY:


$10 Amazon/BN GC

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Different, Not Damaged by Andy Peloquin | Book Tour | Silver Dagger Book Tours Presents #DarkFantasy #ShortStories

Check out Different, Not Damaged by Andy Peloquin (dark fantasy). It is on virtual tour and stops here today! 

Don't forget to enter for a chance to win the giveaway (Signed Paperback of Different, Not Damaged) and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).


Different, Not Damaged
by Andy Peloquin
Genre: Dark Fantasy Short Stories

Strength from Weakness

Disability becomes Power

Some call them disabilities, but for others they are gifts:


- A voiceless child painting visions of death.

- A killer with a deadly message plagued by a burden of guilt.

- A priestess divinely empowered to absorb others' pain.
- A soldier fighting for courage in the face of fear.
- A broken warrior-priest on a mission of vengeance.
- A thief desperate to escape the burden of his memories.
Betrayed by mind or body, these people struggle to survive in a grim world that takes no pity on the weak. Yet they will discover that they are simply different, not damaged.
This collection of dark fantasy short stories will keep you turning the page as you experience life through the eyes of the differently-abled.

Pick up this uniquely heart-wrenching book today because you want to feel what it means to live with a disability.


What Readers Are Saying:


This collection of stories keeps you engrossed right through to the end. - S.S.

These stories about people trying to overcome, or at least come to terms with, the hardships of their lives. Worth the read! - T.E.

This is one of those books that leaves you wanting more. - S.S





I am, first and foremost, a storyteller and an artist--words are my palette. Fantasy is my genre of choice, and I love to explore the darker side of human nature through the filter of fantasy heroes, villains, and everything in between. I'm also a freelance writer, a book lover, and a guy who just loves to meet new people and spend hours talking about my fascination for the worlds I encounter in the pages of fantasy novels.


Fantasy provides us with an escape, a way to forget about our mundane problems and step into worlds where anything is possible. It transcends age, gender, religion,race, or lifestyle--it is our way of believing what cannot be, delving into the unknowable, and discovering hidden truths about ourselves and our world in a brand new way. Fiction at its very best!






Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts and a giveaway!






Author Q&A Kristy Centeno | Deliverance Book Tour & #Giveaway | Silver Dagger Book Tours Present #Paranormal #NewAdult

Kristy Centeno tells all! Her book, Deliverance (paranormal new adult), is on virtual tour and stops here today!

Don't forget to enter for a chance to win the giveaway and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).



AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Advice you would give new authors?
Keep trying. Don’t give up. Do plenty of research. Find your voice. Edit, edit, edit. And then edit some more.

What are you currently reading?
I’m currently reading Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett.

How long have you been writing?
I started back in 2011-2012 so it’s been about 5-6 years now.

What is your writing process? For instance do you do an outline first? Do you do the chapters first? 
I used to skip the outline process at first and write chapter by chapter and work from there, allowing the story to take me wherever it wanted.
Nowadays, I tend to sit back and reflect on the stories more and more. I keep a notebook near me at all times so that I can write down tidbits, notes, ideas, new concepts, etc. This helps me stay on track with any changes I might make. I still don’t outline a book from start to finish, but I’ll outline several chapters and take it from there. Sometimes I’ll notice that I don’t stay true to my outline and will change things when I start writing because what I wrote previously doesn’t appeal to me anymore or it doesn’t read well.
I’m always open to challenging myself so I push myself to think outside of the box and play around with ideas as see where it takes me.

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Deliverance?
Tiger is product of an experimental project conducted at the Radcliffe Institute. He is aware of his supernatural abilities, but he doesn’t know what he is, only that he’s not human. He doesn’t understand humans and doesn’t trust them for reasons that are detailed in the opening scene of the first chapter and throughout the book.
Kristina is a stubborn, bold country girl without a care in the world. She loves and holds a lot of respect for her grandmother, Rose, whom she has a special relationship with.

Do the characters all come to you at the same time or do some of them come to you as you write?
The main characters are always fully envisioned and patted down before I begin the story. If I don’t know who they are, what they’re like, and what they want or strive for I can’t get anything done. To me, it’s very important to develop the characters before I even make any progress on the plot.
The secondary characters come as I move forward with the story, a lot of the time they come to play important roles in the story and I end up falling in love with them same as with the main leads.

What kind of research do you do before you begin writing a book?
It depends on where the book is set and if any of the characters came from specific locations. I’ll scour the net and read books for information pertaining to states, historical events, and even for names around that correspond to the eras when these characters were born and raised. I won’t move on until I have all the necessary information catalogued and as accurate as possible.

Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
Introverted. Caring. Responsible. Imaginative. Overthinker.

How did you come up with the concept and characters for the book?
The concept was one I tossed back and forth here and there because there was a lot that had to be tied into the story for it to hold a good degree of mystery yet make sense at the same time. I went with some ideas then changed them later because I didn’t like the way the plot was going.
But the basics for this concept was to do something that was more out of my comfort zone and think outside of the box. The male lead was a bit different from the male leads from my other books and I liked that. He took on a role that was more shy and submissive than the female lead due to his difficult childhood, yet, he was strong and dominant when he needed to be.
There’s so much to him, so many layers to be peeled off one by one and as I wrote, I enjoyed developing him, building him up little by little. It was a fun process, one I hope to continue working on with the sequels.

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
It was fun to write. I enjoyed the characters so much, I felt as if they were right there with me the entire time, whispering in my ear exactly what I needed to write. The plot kept me moving forward and engaged, like the kind of books I like to read.

Deliverance
By Kristy Centeno
Genre: Paranormal, New Adult

He’s been locked away his entire life.
He dreams of freedom.
The only way he can accomplish his goals is by breaking free of the chains tying him to a dark past and gloomy existence. But there’s one catch. He’s not human.
And he’s never set foot outside his jail.

Devoted to saving his peers as well as his own life, he sets out to find the one person that can help him achieve his objectives. He knows where she will be and what she will look like, but what he doesn’t anticipate is the fact he finds himself caring for the girl whose life he’s put at risk, more and more each day.

He has no name.
He has only known hatred and violence before her.
However, she will teach him to have faith in humanity, even if she can’t trust him.
Together they will embark on a journey to bring down a corrupt system responsible for the loss of many innocent lives. But when he finds his feelings compromised, can he still move on knowing that doing so will put an end to the life she once knew? How far is he willing to go to be free?






Kristy Centeno is the author of the Secrets of the Moon saga and Keeper Witches series.
She has always had a passion for books and after years of being an avid reader, she decided to transform her desire to write into a reality and thus, her first novel was born. When she’s not busy taking care of her five children or holding down the fort, she finds time to sit and do what she loves the most: writing.




Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!






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