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The Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma Blog Tour, Giveaway, and Facebook Live

Travel back in time to 1943 and meet Anna Zadok, a Jewish Christian and concert violinist whose career is ended because of Nazi occupation in Prague. Don't miss the new historical novel, The Melody of the Soul, by Liz Tolsma. Though musical instruments have been declared illegal, Anna defiantly continues to play the violin. But Officer Horst Engel, quartered in Anna's flat and dissatisfied with German ideology, enjoys her soothing music. When Anna and her grandmother face deportation, Horst risks everything to protect them.

Join Liz Tolsma and other bookworms for a Facebook Live event on February 6, plus enter to win Liz's prize pack giveaway!

 

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Author Q&A ft Lena Gregory | SCONE COLD KILLER Book Tour | GREAT ESCAPES BOOK TOURS Presents Cozy Mystery

Scone Cold Killer (All-Day Breakfast Cafe Mystery) by Lena Gregory is on virtual book tour. The cozy mystery stops at Readeropolis today with an author interview. Enjoy!

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW WITH LENA GREGORY

Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?

I’m hoping people who enjoy cozy mysteries will enjoy Scone Cold Killer. It offers an interesting cast of characters in a fun small-town setting and an adorable Bernese Mountain Dog puppy.

Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular image/artwork?

My publisher, Lyrical Press, actually handles the cover art, but I do get to share my ideas. My editor and I worked on the ideas for Scone Cold Killer’s cover together, and I am absolutely thrilled with it—especially the puppy!

Who is your favorite character from your book and why?

That’s a hard one. I love Gia, the main character, and I really feel for her, because she’s in way over her head. And Detective Hunter Quinn is awesome, but I think my favorite character is Gia’s friend, Savannah. She’s fun and happy and as the series progresses, we begin to learn a lot more of her back story. She’s the kind of friend everyone needs, loyal to a fault, no matter how much trouble you get yourself into.

Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?

I don’t know that it’s unique, but I love dancing. I started when I was four years old and never stopped. I taught dance and acrobatics for more than twenty years and choreographed and directed high school musicals for five years.

How can we contact you or find out more about your books?

I love to connect with readers and can often be found hanging out on social media and attending Facebook parties.

Website: http://www.lenagregory.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lena.gregory.986 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Lena.Gregory.Author/?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/LenaGregory03 Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14956514.Lena_Gregory?from_search=true Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lenagregoryauth/

What can we expect from you in the future?

Clairvoyant and Present Danger, Bay Island Psychic Mysteries #3, is due to release on February 6th. Murder Made to Order and Cold Brew Killing, All-Day Breakfast Café Mysteries 2 & 3, are due to release in June and September. After that, I’d love to continue that series as well as begin a new series.

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?

The best thing a reader can do to help an author is to leave a review. If you read a book and enjoyed it, take a few minutes, even if it’s just a line or two, and let people know.

Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?

The best advice I was ever given about writing is, “Write your book.” Everything else can come later, but you have to finish your novel before you can do anything else.

Is there anything else you’d like to say?

Thank you so much for having me.

Cozy Mystery 1st in Series 
Lyrical Underground (January 23, 2018) 
Paperback: 192 pages 
ISBN-13: 978-1516104659 E-Book 
ASIN: B06Y52XG4B



For Florida diner owner Gia Morelli, there’s no such thing as too much breakfast—unless it kills you . . .

When Gia Morelli’s marriage falls apart, she knows it’s time to get out of New York. Her husband was a scam artist who swindled half the millionaires in town, and she doesn’t want to be there when they decide to take revenge. On the spur of the moment, she follows her best friend to a small town in Central Florida, where she braves snakes, bears, and giant spiders to open a cheery little diner called the All-Day Breakfast Café. Owning a restaurant has been her lifelong dream, but it turns into a nightmare the morning she opens her dumpster and finds her ex-husband crammed inside. As the suspect du jour, Gia will have to scramble fast to prove her innocence before a killer orders another cup of murder . . .




Lena Gregory lives in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island with her husband and three children. When she was growing up, she spent many lazy afternoons on the beach, in the yard, anywhere she could find to curl up with a good book. She loves reading as much now as she did then, but she now enjoys the added pleasure of creating her own stories. 


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Author Q&A ft Libby Klein | CLASS REUNIONS ARE MURDER Book Tour | GREAT ESCAPES BOOK TOURS Presents Cozy Mystery

Class Reunions Are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery) by Libby Klein is on virtual book tour. The cozy mystery stops at Readeropolis today with an author interview. Enjoy!

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Author Interview with Libby Klein

Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?

I write for everyone who enjoys a large dose of comedy and a side of romance with their mystery, but most of my target audience will be women who struggle with weight or body issues. Women whom society has told you have to be a certain age, weight, and shape to be beautiful and sexy. Poppy is a beautiful plus sized heroine who is starting over in her forties. Throughout the series, readers can join Poppy on her journey to reinvent her life, accept herself, and find love again.


Who is your favorite character from your book and why?

Hands down Aunt Ginny. She is based on my grandmother, and she gets into more trouble than you can shake a stick at. Aunt Ginny has lived to the age where she’s determined to say and do what she wants, and she doesn’t care what anyone thinks about it. If you don’t like her wearing a coconut bra and grass skirt to shop for pineapple at the ACME that’s your problem. Many scenes with Aunt Ginny start out innocent enough, but she has a way of running away with the scene.


How about your least favorite character?  What makes them less appealing to you?

My least favorite character in Class Reunions is Barbie. She’s a bully who only cares about her own happiness, and she’ll step on whoever she has to in order to be on top. We’ve all known a Barbie and the pain they can inflict. Those childhood bullies can leave scars that last a lifetime.


Give us an interesting fun fact or a few about your book or series:

A few years ago, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and multiple food allergies. Changing my diet was hard because it had been focused solely on weight loss for over thirty years. Now my focus had to change to healing and avoiding foods I reacted to. I’ve had to adopt the Paleo diet for my health. Only I am so susceptible to the power of suggestion that when I read a cozy that takes place in a pie shop I find myself eating pie. If it’s in a bakery, Here I am making cookies. Every time I read a new book, I would sabotage myself. I thought, if only there was a cozy that encouraged me to eat healthy and do yoga every day, maybe I’d have more success with it. Writing Poppy is my inspiration to stay healthy.

Class Reunions takes place in Cape May, NJ where I grew up. There is a lot of nostalgia packed in the series.

Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?

I have an ear for 70s and 80s music. I can name that tune and tell you who the singer is after just a few notes. I also have a lot of fun in the kitchen. I love to bake and make up new recipes. Going gluten free, dairy free has been a challenge to find ways to create meals that satisfy as much as the things I need to stay away from. You’ll see a lot of this theme in my third book, Restaurant Weeks are Murder when it comes out.

How can we contact you or find out more about your books?

Readers can contact me through my website, https://libbykleinbooks.com/


What can we expect from you in the future?

I will be on a book tour through California in March and April of this year. I also have two more books coming out in the next year. Midnight Snacks are Murder in summer of 2018 and Restaurant Weeks are Murder in early 2019. If you love Aunt Ginny in Class Reunions… buckle up for the next two books!


What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?

Tell your friends and leave me good reviews.


Is there anything else you’d like to say?

Thank you so much for reading about the adventures of Poppy, Figaro, and Aunt Ginny. I’d love for my readers to connect with me on social media or drop me an email through my website.



Cozy Mystery 
1st in Series 
Kensington (January 30, 2018) 
Mass Market Paperback: 304 Pages 
ISBN-13: 978-1496713032 
E-Book ASIN: B072HS2JGM



For fortysomething Poppy McAllister, taking a stroll down memory lane in Cape May, New Jersey, isn’t just awkward—it’s deadly.

Newly widowed and stuck in a middle-aged funk, Poppy has been running on cookies, infomercials, and one-sided chats with her cat for months. There’s no way on earth she’s attending her twenty-five-year class reunion—especially after receiving a very bizarre letter from Barbie, the popular cheerleader who taunted her all through high school. At least, not until Poppy’s best friend practically drags her to the event . . . Using the dreaded homecoming as an excuse to visit her eccentric Aunt Ginny, Poppy vows to leave Cape May with pride and Spanx intact. Too bad Barbie is still the queen of mean at the reunion. And worse, that her dead body is lying right in front of Poppy’s old locker. Singled out as the killer, it’s up to Poppy to confront her past and clear her name. But between protecting her aunt from disaster and tackling a gluten-free diet, can Poppy crack the case before she’s voted “Most Likely to Die” by the murderer? Includes Seven Recipes from Poppy’s Kitchen!




Libby Klein dabbles in the position of Vice President of a technology company which mostly involves bossing other people around, making spreadsheets, and taking out the trash. She writes culinary cozy mysteries from her Northern Virginia office while trying to keep her cat Figaro off her keyboard.

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Read an excerpt from Little White Lies by R. C. Matthews | CRUISING FOR LOVE - 4 Shipshape Romances | Goddess Fish Promotions Presents Contemporary Romance #ConRom

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Blurb Blitz Tour for CRUISING FOR LOVE - 4 Shipshape Romances by Angela Adams, R.C. Matthews, Cait O'Sullivan and Peggy Gaddis, contemporary romances available now from Crimson Romance Publishing.

The authors will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N 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.



Little White Lies
by R.C. Matthews

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GENRE: Contemporary Romance

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BLURB:

Cruising for Love: 4 Shipshape Romances Kindle Edition by R.C. Matthews (Author),‎ Cait O'Sullivan (Author),‎ Angela Adams (Author),‎ Peggy Gaddis (Author) Set a course for adventure with these four couples as they take to the high seas only to find new romance.

Little White Lies: (R. C. Matthews)

Attorney Madalyn Russell may have dumped her fiancé at the altar, but no way is she rejecting the honeymoon cruise. Unfortunately, she didn’t cancel the newlywed package, and now she’s stuck as a single in a lovebird world. That is, until a devilishly handsome man with a secret, Royce Spencer, offers a deliciously indecent proposal: He’ll pose as her husband in exchange for companionship during the cruise. She can’t deny their attraction, but will their little white lies make too many waves when Royce’s past finally catches up with him?


Romancing the Seas: (Cait O’ Sullivan)

When a relationship gone bad sinks sous-chef Pippa Renshaw’s plans, she swaps her job in a prestigious London restaurant to become the head chef on a cruise ship sailing around New Zealand. It’s a great escape plan until a mix-up means she has to share a suite with her new boss, the delectable Jonathon Eagleton, who is no happier about the circumstances. These two can handle the simmer… but when the heat turns up, is it a recipe for true love?


Magic Moment: (Angela Adams)

Shortly after the FBI brings in Laura Roberts for questioning regarding activities at the warehouse where she keeps the books, a gang of thugs snatch her off the street. Chase Donovan boarded his boat intending to spend a few peaceful days getting his head together, but instead he finds trouble when he interrupts two men assaulting a woman in his cabin. What’s more, they claim his father told them to do it. Chase doesn’t want to believe his father could hurt anyone. Laura doesn’t understand why she’s a target. Can they put their mutual attraction and time on his yacht to work to discover the truth before someone dies?

Reach for Tomorrow: (Peggy Gaddis)

Nurse Claire Frazier was devoted to her fiancé, until he threw that love back in her face. Disillusioned and burning with shame, she books passage on a world cruise, along with an intriguing collection of fellow passengers: an attractive second officer, a detective, and a confidence artist. Is love waiting once again at the next port of call?

Sensuality Level: Sensual


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EXCERPT:

Madalyn gasped in shock as her hands shot forward, and she lost her balance, only to be steadied by a strong pair of hands. A familiar heady scent filled her nostrils. She closed her eyes and knew in a moment she’d be gazing into beautiful emerald eyes. His hands were big and felt good on her waist. Why couldn’t she have bumped into him at a more opportune time? Right now all she wanted was to get the hell out of there.

“I’m so sorry,” she said, looking up into his steady gaze. He must have thought she was a complete klutz—first the lounge chair and now this.

“Are you okay?” he asked, his voice soft and husky.

“I’m fine,” she said, and bit down on her bottom lip. “I should’ve been watching where I was going.” She stepped away and motioned towards the dining room. “Don’t let me keep you. You’ll be late for dinner.”

She turned to leave.

“Excuse me . . . miss,” he called out, extending his hand to her.
“Madalyn,” she murmured and reached out for his hand.

A feathery light sensation traveled up her spine when his hand closed around hers, infusing her with his warmth. Why was she so captivated by this man?

“Madalyn,” he said in a soft voice. “Royce.”

Her lips curled up slightly at the corners. Royce was a sufficiently exotic name for her Adonis. It was unique, just like him. His rich baritone voice was easy on the ears. And she liked the way he wore his hair just a touch too long … perfect for running her fingers through it. Not that she’d have an opportunity to run her fingers through his hair. But if she did, well, she imagined it would feel heavenly.

His eyes probed hers. “You look like you could use a stiff drink. Would you join me for one?”

“You don’t need to skip dinner for me,” she said. “Your friends must be waiting for you.”

“I’m here alone,” he admitted, glancing down at his feet and shoving his hands in his pockets.

How did he manage to look both sexy and adorable?

“You’ll rescue me from a table full of strangers,” he said with a wink. “Right now I’d love to have a drink with you. What do you say?”


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

R.C. Matthews is the author of contemporary and historical romances featuring bold, sassy heroines and magnetic alpha heroes. Warning! The chemistry between her characters is off the charts hot, so read at your own risk. She resides in the Midwest and is surrounded by men: her husband and three sons. During her free time you'll find her watching The Walking Dead, reading a fabulous book or hanging out with her family.


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Crimson Romance: http://www.crimsonromance.com/contemporary-romance-novels/cruising-for-love/

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SEARCHING FOR GERTRUDE by D. E. Haggerty | GREAT ESCAPES BOOK TOURS Presents Historical Romance

SEARCHING FOR GERTRUDE by D.E. Haggerty (historical romance) is on virtual book tour and stops at Readeropolis today.

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Searching for Gertrude 

by D.E. Haggerty

 
   
Searching for Gertrude
Historical Romance 
Self Published (January 22, 2018) 
Print Length: 278 pages 
ASIN: B077P28WDK


While growing up in Germany in the 1930s, Rudolf falls in love with the girl next door, Gertrude. He doesn’t care what religion Gertrude practices, but the Nazis do. When the first antisemitic laws are enacted by the Nazi government, Gertrude’s father loses his job at the local university. Unable to find employment in Germany, he accepts a position at Istanbul University and moves the family to Turkey. Rudolf, desperate to follow Gertrude, takes a position as a consulate worker in Istanbul with the very government which caused her exile. With Rudolf finally living in the same city as Gertrude, their reunion should be inevitable, but he can’t find her. During his search for Gertrude, he stumbles upon Rosalyn, an American Jew working as a nanny in the city. Upon hearing his heartbreaking story, she immediately agrees to help him search for his lost love. Willing to do anything in their search for Gertrude, they agree to work for a British intelligence officer who promises his assistance, but his demands endanger Rudolf and Rosalyn. As the danger increases and the search for Gertrude stretches on, Rudolf and Rosalyn grow close, but Rudolf gave his heart away long ago.



I grew up reading everything I could get my grubby hands on, from my mom's Harlequin romances, to Nancy Drew, to Little Women. When I wasn't flipping pages in a library book, I was penning horrendous poems, writing songs no one should ever sing, or drafting stories which have thankfully been destroyed. College and a stint in the U.S. Army came along, robbing me of free time to write and read, although on the odd occasion I did manage to sneak a book into my rucksack between rolled up socks, MRIs, t-shirts, and cold weather gear. After surviving the army experience, I went back to school and got my law degree. I jumped ship and joined the hubby in the Netherlands before the graduation ceremony could even begin. A few years into my legal career, I was exhausted, fed up, and just plain done. I quit my job and sat down to write a manuscript, which I promptly hid in the attic after returning to the law. But being a lawyer really wasn’t my thing, so I quit (again!) and went off to Germany to start a B&B. Turns out being a B&B owner wasn’t my thing either. I polished off that manuscript languishing in the attic before following the husband to Istanbul where I decided to give the whole writer-thing a go. But ten years was too many to stay away from my adopted home. I packed up again and moved to The Hague where I’m currently working on my next book. I hope I’ll always be working on my next book. Searching for Gertrude is my twelfth book. 


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