Monday, November 30, 2020

The Ghost of Walhachin: Book Promo, Review, and Giveaway

 


The Ghost of Walhachin

by Ramona Nehring-Silver 

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GENRE: Juvenile Fiction / Historical - MG 

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BLURB:

A ghost, time travel, and unusual friendships await Kean in Walhachin. Kean feels displaced at his home in Seattle since his mother recently re-married and has chosen to spend the summer in the small desert town with his aunt and younger cousin. Not long after arriving, he regrets his decision. There is no one his age. The town is too small for public amenities. Then everything changes when he uncorks an old soda bottle that was made in Walhachin eighty years prior. He becomes embroiled in an adventure to try and help a ghost retrieve a much-needed item from the past. In his quest to help the ghost he discovers the town's spirited history and develops unusual friendships with an old man in the present and a young boy in the past.

 

"The Ghost of Walhachin is an unusual ghost story. It's not spooky; instead, it's an engaging tale of adventure and enduring friendships, with a slice of history." – Helen Davies

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Excerpt

Goosebumps crept up the back of Kean’s neck. As he slowly turned to examine the room, he spotted the green mist up in the corner near the door. It wasn’t spreading around the room like a stench.

“What are you doing to me? Open the bottle,” the voice pleaded.

No one was in the room.

“Who said that?” Kean blurted, then lifted his feet onto the bed and leaned over to see under the bed.

“I did.”

“Who? Where are you?” Kean’s knuckles turned white from gripping the bottle

“Right here! Close the curtains. It’s too bright in here.”

“What are you talking about? Where are you?”

“It’ll help if you close the curtains.” The voice sounded impatient but friendly. 

Kean slowly stood on the bed, backed toward the window and closed the curtains. “There. Now, where are you?” he asked, looking around the room.

His eyes stopped on the mist. It had gotten brighter in the darkened room and formed a boy’s head and shoulders, with one arm attached.

“Ahhhhh!” Kean backed into the far corner of his bed, not taking his eyes off the shape.”

Review

The Ghost of Walhachin is an engaging story. Kean is a relatable protagonist, an ordinary boy stuck in the boring small town of Walhachin over the summer, looking for some excitement to break up the monotony. When Kean's spirited cousin Calvin finds a large snake and puts it under the shed to keep it cool, Kean spots an old bottle that he thinks his mother will enjoy putting in her collection. Little does he know that his wish for some excitement is about to come true. The strange "mist" in the bottle turns out to be a ghostly boy who needs Kean's help.

The story is family-friendly and the ghost isn't frightening. Expressive illustrations complement the tale. Older kids and adults alike will enjoy the unique friendship between Kean and Sam. I enjoyed reading the story very much. It reminded me of some of the stories that I enjoyed reading in my youth as well as summers looking for adventure. The book is well-written and impeccably edited. I give it five out of five stars.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Ramona Nehring-Silver's memories of living in and around Walhachin as a child and exploring the surroundings with seven siblings provided the initial inspirations for The Ghost of Walhachin. Ongoing motivation, and sometimes interruptions, came from her four children and thirteen grandchildren. She now lives in the far northeast corner of British Columbia, where her teaching career has ranged from adult art and writing classes to elementary school. Exploring B.C. and beyond by motorcycle is her favorite thing to do, as well as spending time with her grandchildren.

“The Ghost of Walhachin is an unusual ghost story. It's not spooky; instead, it's an engaging tale of adventure and enduring friendships, with a slice of history.”

- Helen Davies - Tellwell Editor

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

Ramona Nehring-Silver will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

 

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

From Dill to Dracula Book Promotion, Review, and Giveaway

 

From Dill to Dracula
A Romanian Food & Folklore Cookbook
by A.M. Ruggirello
Genre: Nonfiction, Cookbook

Romania—a hidden gem of Eastern Europe—is better known for its brush with communism than its cuisine. But, just because it’s hidden, doesn’t mean it’s forgotten. Filled with lush ingredients, many picked fresh from the field, you’ll find a traditional Romanian plate loaded to the brim with vegetables and lean proteins, never lacking in flavor.

And nestled in those hidden hills and winding landscapes, lies a culture as rich and decadent as their meals. Journey through the countryside with over 80 recipes as unique as the people who have been perfecting them for centuries, all the while learning about the folklore and traditions that have steeped Romania in mystical mystery for so long.


Readers Roost Review
From the moment I started reading, I knew that I would love this book. I enjoyed learning about the history and culture of Romania as well as looking at all the beautiful pictures. The author even provides a brief history of the real Dracula, which it would be best not to read before dinner as it might put you off your feed.

The recipes are simple enough that even me, the sort of "chef" that Gordon Ramsay would dub a donkey or worse, can make them without messing them up. I see no reason to ever buy pre-made hummus again. Making it myself was simple and satisfying. Plus, there are recipes for pickling, which is something that I've started experimenting with. 

Romanian cuisine is similar in some ways to Lithuanian, which is part of my paternal heritage. I imagine there is some similarity between all East European cuisine. This is a subject that I would enjoy researching.

If you love to cook and enjoy learning about various cultures, I highly recommend this book. I can't think of any criticisms, so I will end this review with a five-star rating and let you get on to purchasing the book and trying the tasty dishes featured therein for yourself.

~Cie~


Ash (who writes as “A.M.”) wears many hats, though she favors the dark gray cable knit beanie from Amazon, most. A descendant of Romanian immigrants, she grew up in a family that fostered all forms of creation, the guiding force which led her towards her careers as an author + bloggerbook designer + graphic artist, and certified nutrition + lifestyle coach.

She lives in Beer + Cheese Land, Wisconsin with her real-life superhero husband, loud-mouth + drool-bucket coonhound, and I’m-allergic-to-myself cat, but frequently spends a fortnight (or two) in the fictional world of Skyrim (add her on the PlayStation Network: supersmaaashley).

She considers herself a designer by nature, a writer at heart, and always wanted to make video game walk-throughs as a child. (Hint: she still does.) Her favorite color is chartreuse, and she has an undeniable attraction to moss (not of the Kate variety).



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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The Pornographer's Apprentice Book Promo and Guest Post

 

New Release!

The Pornographer’s Apprentice

The Toymakers Guild, Book 1

By Lisabet Sarai

Steampunk Erotica, MF, MM, MFM, FF, etcetera…

70,000 words, 256 pages

Smashwords and Amazon KDP

ISBN (Smashwords): 9780463069967

ASIN: B08MWMZZGP

 

Hashtags/Keywords

#Steampunk  #Menage #Lesbian #Bisexual #Dominance #Submission #Homoerotic #Bondage #Discipline #FemDom #VictorianEra #SexToys #Feminist

Tag Line

She wants to build sex toys... if they'll let her.


Long Blurb

In prudish, patriarchal Victorian England, nineteen-year-old prodigy Gillian Smith finds a secret society dedicated to the erotic arts. She’ll need both her intellect and her physical charms to earn the permanent position she craves.

Inspired by a salacious catalogue found in her deceased uncle’s library, she applies for an apprenticeship with the Toymakers Guild. The Guild fabricates bespoke sexual artifacts for the private pleasure of select clients – an occupation for which Gillian, with her technical abilities and her lascivious temperament, is eminently suited.

The other apprentices, initially skeptical about a female engineer, become enthusiastic supporters once they’ve tested her erotic aptitude. The voluptuous Governing Director, and the dashing French journeyman likewise help expand her carnal repertoire. The final decision, however, rests with the reclusive Master Toymaker, who has been missing for nearly two years.

When an unscrupulous nobleman sets up a competing enterprise, he threatens not only the livelihood of the Guild’s members but their lives as well. Gillian hatches an audacious plan to entrap the villain, save the Guild, and leave the absent Master no choice but to grant her heart’s desire.

If you like steam punk erotica with a kinky feminist bent, you'll love The Pornographer's Apprentice.


Excerpt

Gillian stepped into a vast space, two storeys high, luxuriously panelled in dark wood. Excitement made her heart race. The place was like something from a dream.

Overhead, a dome of leaded glass bathed the room in daylight. At the second storey level, a semi-circular gallery followed the curving walls, reachable from a stair to her left. Arrayed on the wall to her right was a dazzling collection of pliers, metal snips, tweezers, wrenches, hammers, drills, clamps, vices, springs, glass tubes, rubber piping, brass flanges, hydraulic cylinders, coils of wire, switches and dials, gauges and meters—every sort of tool and part she’d ever encountered as well as many that were unfamiliar.

On the far wall hung parts of another sort: hands, fingers, feet, splayed thighs, open mouths, as well as phalluses of varied proportions. She could not determine the materials from across the room, though some of the models looked startlingly life-like. Her diligent studies of the catalogue suggested some might be fashioned of leather, others from India rubber.

Several large workbenches filled the centre of the room, each cabled with its own electric lighting fixture dangling from a rack above. Ian and Archie huddled together at the closest table, peering through a magnifier at a mess of wiring.

“Mr. Burns! Mr. Fawcett! Let me officially introduce our new apprentice. This is Gillian Smith.”

Archie looked up, startled. “What? You accepted a girl?”

“Provisionally.” Amelia frowned at the florid young man. “Subject to the Master’s final approval. Meanwhile, I expect you to welcome her, introduce her to our procedures and processes, and put her to work.”

“I’ll put her to work, for sure,” Ian muttered.

“What did you say, Mr. Burns?”

“Um, nothing, ma’am.”

The director stepped closer to the contraption on the bench. “Is this the circuitry for the Marlborough device?”

Ian swallowed. “Yes, ma’am.”

“And do you have it functioning yet?”

“Almost,” Archie volunteered. “Just one more small problem to fix, and we’ll be ready to test.”

“Indeed.” She scrutinised the web of copper strands for several minutes, then turned to Gillian. “Perhaps you can assist them, Miss Smith. They appear to be somewhat out of their depth.”

Apparently feeling that this was sufficient instruction, Mrs. Featherstone headed for the door, but she paused exiting. “I shall see you all at dinner. And I shall expect a full report on your progress. Do you understand?”

“Of course, Mrs. Featherstone,” the young men chimed in unison.

Gillian just grinned.

Ian and Archie wore glum expressions in the wake of Amelia’s departure.

“So what’s the problem?” Gillian asked.

“You know about electrical stuff?” Archie asked.

“To some extent. My father taught me the basics.”

“Main motor’s not getting power,” said Ian.

“Or else the motor itself is defective,” countered Archie.

“Impossible. I’ve built a dozen motors with this design.”

“Well, I’ve successfully wired at least two dozen dildos.” Archie grimaced in Gillian’s direction. “He does mechanical, mostly. I do electrical. How about you?”

“I have some experience with both types of work, though my speciality is mathematics and logic.” She stepped closer to the circular magnifier.  “Might I take a look?”

“Be our guest,” said Ian. “We are well and truly stuck.”

Under the lens, every detail of the circuitry became clear. In fact, the design was quite elegant, the layout logical and precise. She scanned the interwoven wires, focusing on their connections. In thirty seconds, she had located the fault.

“There,” she said. “Between pins fourteen and fifteen. The solder is not adhering.” Backing away, she let Archie look.

“By Jove, you’re right.” A smile lit his boyish face. “Thank you!”

“May I try fixing it? Just for practice?”  She added a bit of softness to her voice, a tentative quality that did not reflect her true nature. The last thing she wanted was to intimidate the other apprentices.

“Why not?” said Archie gallantly. “If you have trouble, I can take over.”

 


 A Life Long Love Affair

I've always felt an affinity for the Victorian period. I was wearing high-necked blouses with cameos, long flowing skirts, and lace-up boots in my teens, long before they were fashionable. (The corsets came later...!) With my long hair parted in the middle and pulled back into a bun, I could well have been one of the heroines in the books I loved so much.

I was also a science geek from my earliest days. I received my first microscope when I was five, and my first chemistry set at seven. I entered every science fair. In seventh grade, I won grand prize on a televised science quiz show.

So it’s hardly surprising I’ve become a devotee of steam punk. I've been in love with this strange meld of science fiction and Victoriana for as long as I can remember – long before steam punk even had a name.  When I was in high school, I devoured H.G. Wells and H. Rider Haggard, and shared a Sherlock Holmes obsession with my dad. Later, I marveled at Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age and more recently, I discovered Gordon Dahlquist's incredible The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

I've written a number of steam punk short stories for anthologies, as well as a full length novel, Rajasthani Moon. All these tales, though, were set in Asia rather than in the British Isles. I think I was afraid I’d make errors my UK readers would notice if I tried setting a story in Queen Victoria’s home country. In my latest steam punk release, The Pornographer’s Apprentice, I finally bit the bullet and wrote an English steam punk novel. I had a lot of help with details from my critique group at the Erotica Readers & Writers Association, but of course I take responsibility for any residual mistakes.

I just hope you’ll find the story so exciting, you won’t notice them!

  


Series Blurb

Defying the repressive morality of the Victorian era, the Toymakers Guild uses advanced technology to fabricate bespoke sexual artifacts for the discrete pleasure of select clients. Its members are not only brilliant engineers but also sexual renegades seeking freedom from the prudish society that surrounds them. These are their stories.

 

Buy Links

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Amazon  UShttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MWMZZGP

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

A Special Offer


I have a special offer for anyone who likes/doesn't mind erotica.

After sitting on the shelf for two years, my little novelette, Coming to Earth, got its first rating.

One star.

If you would be interested in reviewing Coming to Earth and giving it a fair shake, I'll give you a promotional post on Readers Roost, regardless of the rating you give the book.

Just drop your email address in the comments, and I will send you the PDF. 

In return, you will send me your media kit and/or a Blogger-ready HTML post to promote your own book.

Simple, right?

To be honest, I wrote Coming to Earth as a joke, but I've developed a soft spot for it. I'm well aware that it is by no means great literature, but I think it is definitely a hi klass kwalitee klassic deserving of at least three stars, in my humble opinion. Anyway, it's worth more than one star. 

I hope you'll agree.

In any case, you'll get a free copy and a free promo. It's a win-win!

~Cie for Naughty Netherworld Press and Readers Roost~

Sunday, November 22, 2020

The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes Guest Post and Giveaway

 

The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes: Essays on Victorian England
Box Set Volumes 1 & 2
by Liese Sherwood-Fabre
Genre: Non-Fiction


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories are full of everyday Victorian activities and events that send the twenty-first-century reader to consult their reference books. Few, for example, are intimately acquainted with the responsibilities of a country squire, the importance of gentlemen's clubs, or the intricacies of the Victorian monetary system.

These forty-eight short essays, gathered together from the first two volumes of "The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes" series, explore various aspects of life mentioned in the original stories. Readers gain modern-day insight into the nineteenth-century world. Untangle the complexities of inheritance, the Victorian wedding, and the treatment of brain fever. Discover the pleasures of the circus, the Turkish bath, and beekeeping. Such examinations bring deeper meaning and color to the adventures of the world's most famous consulting detective.


**Only .99 cents!!**


The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes: Essays on Victorian England
Volume Three


What do "slop shops," "scissorizing," "agony aunts," and "foolscap" have in common?

These and other Victorian references appear throughout the original Sherlock Holmes tales. What was part of everyday existence to the Victorian has the modern day reader running to references books to discover its significance. These twenty-four short essays explore various aspects of life mentioned in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original Sherlock Holmes tales, providing modern-day insight into the nineteenth century world. Topics include:

*Violins
*Electric vs. Gas Lighting
*Scrapbooking
*Agony Columns
*The Agra Fort
*Cardboard
*Sound Recordings
*Telephones
*Jellyfish
*Rugby
*Brandy
*The Opera
*The Crown Jewels
*Yellow Fever
*Snakes
*Italian Political Organizations
*Banks
*Diabetes
*Pocket Watches
*Writing Paper
*Coroners
*Pawnshops
*Clothing
*Calling Cards

This collection also includes a bonus essay—"Evil Women: The Villainesses of the Canon," originally published in the Baker Street Journal.

Be prepared to be enlightened and entertained!”
                - Carole Nelson Douglas, Bestselling Author


**Only $1.99!!**



Liese Sherwood-Fabre has won awards for her thrillers, romance, and literary short stories, and NYT bestselling author Steve Berry describes her writing as "gimmick-free, old-fashioned storytelling."
In the second grade, she knew she was destined to write when she got an A+ for her story about Dick, Jane, and Sally's ruined picnic. After obtaining her PhD from Indiana University, she joined the federal government and had the opportunity to work and live internationally for more than fifteen years. She draws upon these experiences to endow her characters with deep conflicts and emotions.


The Lure of Turkish Baths

A few years ago, my husband had to make a business trip to Georgia (the country, not the state), and no direct flights from our area to that part of Europe, we chose Istanbul, Turkey as our stop-over point. While we’d visited Antalya (known as a tourist area on the Mediterranean), we’d not been to any other part of the country. Istanbul did not disappoint. The people were very friendly, the food delicious, and the shopping incredible. We purchased way too much in the Grand Bazaar, but luckily they sold suitcases, too.

Not far from the Grand Bazaar, we passed a doorway with a sign advertising a “Three-Hundred-Year-Old Turkish Bath.” To a Sherlockian, this was a must-see stop. In two different Sherlock Holmes tales, these baths—all the rage in Victorian England—were mentioned at the beginning of the adventure. In one, Holmes notes how he found himself more “open” from the experience, but in an earlier tale, he thought a regular bath at home was better.

While I didn’t pay for a treatment (being from Texas, I have a thing about heat and sweating—I try to avoid it), they did allow us to look around in the front part of the facility. The center was an open courtyard complete with a fountain. Around the sides were private, curtained lounging areas for relaxing after “taking the heat.” I couldn’t help but imagine a towel-robed Holmes and Watson reclining on the long, striped chairs, discussing their latest case.

To read more about this and other aspects of Sherlock Holmes’ life, check out Dr. Sherwood-Fabre’s series on “The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes.” Volume Three has just been released, and the first two are now available in eBook as a box set.




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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Animal Farm Discussion


1.     What did the different characters and animal species remind you of? What symbolism did you pull from them?

The animals are representatives of the different social classes. The pigs are the ruling class. The other animals variably try to please the ruling class. The best they can hope for is to not be harmed. The ruling class will always view them with disdain.

2.     Did this story draw any parallels with you for historical events or modern events?

The story was about the Russian revolution and the Soviet Union. The proletariat were no better off under the rule of the Soviet leaders than they had been under the rule of the aristocracy. Under Stalin’s rule, many people starved to death.

3.     What are your thoughts about the changes in the commandments and the animals' reactions to it?

The commandments were changed to keep the other animals obedient to the ruling class (the pigs.) The sheep were followers who never questioned the pigs. The other animals questioned, but most were not willing to risk their well-being to attempt to oust the pigs.

4.     In the end, the animals couldn't differentiate between the humans and the pigs: what can we infer from how things have changed since Animal Farm was created?

Those in power can never be trusted to do the right thing consistently without a system of checks and balances to keep them from abusing their power. Citizens must be allowed to criticize the government. To have a government that is above reproach is a gateway for totalitarianism.

5.     What did you like about Animal Farm? What did you dislike?

I thought that it was a well-written story and a wonderfully scathing satire of the formation of the USSR. I have no complaints about the book.

The questions are from the Insecure Writers Support Group Book Club.

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/21761043-discussion---animal-farm

 

REVIEW

Animal Farm is a brilliantly written satire of the formation of the Soviet Union. Through his use of talking animals, George Orwell shows that communism is an ideology that looks good in theory but does not benefit the majority in practice.

When the Communist party overthrew the Russian aristocracy, the common person wound up trading one set of tyrants for another. The Russian nobility (the humans) were ignorant of just how badly the lower classes were suffering and how dissatisfied the people were, and they paid the ultimate price for their ignorance.

Initially, the animals were glad to have the humans gone. However, they soon became aware that they were no better off under Napoleon (the pig) and his sycophants than they had been under the rule of the humans.

Through the use of allegory, Orwell cautions readers against blindly following any ideology, no matter how seductive that ideology is on the surface.

Review link on Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3656093147

 


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A new snippet from Ketil and Yitzy's Adventure in the Xura Dream House. Little John discovers a portrait of his ideal life, and Ketil and Robin continue their verbal battle. 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Harmony's Embrace Release Blitz

 

Harmony’s Embrace

Series: Deerbourne Inn

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Release Date: November 16th, 2020

ASIN: B08L73TB9C

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Length: 40k

Heat Rating: 3 Flames



Blurb

Reuniting with the man who broke her heart has never felt so right.

Divorced dad Birley Haynes is too busy raising his children and running his family’s music academy to start a relationship. Then Harmony Holdich, his high school sweetheart, returns home to Willow Springs, Vermont for Christmas and falls into his bed. She brings light and fun back into his life, but he can’t brush aside the threatening incidents around his workplace.

Harmony hadn’t expected a complication like Birley, especially so soon after the death of her unfaithful husband. With her life a mess, she plans to move across the country and start over. All she can offer him is a fling, but her heart yearns for more.

When the threats rise, how will Birley keep his children safe and convince Harmony to give love another chance?



Excerpt 

He sighed heavily. Snapping at her wouldn’t convince her to stick around. “Have you thought about me over the years?”

Her bottom lip trembled, then she sucked it between her teeth. “Of course I have. High school was a long time ago, and our dreams clashed. You wanted a laidback life, even though you cut loose with Susannah in college. I wanted big-city living, and I got it. I like it.”

“So a rich-ass condo means that much to you? You want a new job slaving away five or six days a week for some major corporation until you’re exhausted?” He silently cursed. Not only did he slave away at his job, he was growing more tired of it by the day.

Good job, man. Way to control your temper.

In the back of his mind, he’d always believed he and Harmony would find one another again. Susannah and Claude didn’t compute. How crazy was that? Did he marry someone so different from himself because, subconsciously, he didn’t want the relationship to work?

A frown creased her brow. “I don’t need or want expensive things, but I like to work, to feel useful. My dream home is a little yellow bungalow with a big yard in a suburb.” She rocked in the chair as though she longed to jump up and run out the door. “I don’t want to argue. Let’s finish eating and hit the slopes.” She polished off her chips in a handful of loud crunches.

“What did you expect?” His throat constricted. “We’ve never hashed this stuff out since Susannah and Claude were always stuck up our asses. It’s time we deal with it.”

She scowled, then finished her grinder.

Birley gritted his teeth. Why had he been so stupid all those years ago? He’d wanted her to attend the University of Vermont with him, but she balked at another lengthy stint in school. He never should’ve walked off, leaving her crying on the porch of her parents’ house. She wanted time to think about her future—they’d only graduated from high school that morning—but her refusal didn’t mean she’d stopped loving him.

Too bad he hadn’t realized the truth at the time. She’d hurt his pride and broken his heart. Nothing mattered but hurting her in return. They avoided each other for the rest of the summer, then he headed off to the university.

God, how he’d missed her. She’d continued to work for her uncle while earning her accounting degree at a local community college and later moved to New Jersey for her job. Any chance of repairing their relationship had left with her, but by then, he was with Susannah.

Birley ate the rest of his sandwich, which slid down his gullet like cardboard. “No matter what you decide, I’m happy you’re home now.” The hope in his chest deflated. He stood and tugged on his gloves. “Let’s hit one of the blue squares. You okay with that?”

She nodded and followed him up. After they threw away their trash, they left the lodge.

 

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About the Author

Amber Daulton is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several standalone novellas. Her books are published through The Wild Rose Press, Books to Go Now, and Daulton Publishing, and are available in ebook, print on demand, audio, and foreign language formats.

She lives in North Carolina with her husband and demanding cats.

 

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Fine Release Blitz and Giveaway

Young Adult/Mystery 

Date Published: 11/17/2020

 

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Six years ago, Anna Williams-straight-A student, cheerleader, and all-around golden child-vanished.

Ever since, her younger sister, Katie, has drifted through life, wracked with guilt, grief, and anger over Anna's unsolved disappearance. But when her own future reaches a breaking point, Katie takes the investigation into her own hands. She searches for answers in her sister's missing person's file and discovers that some questions aren't so easily answered.

Through police memos, interrogations, and excerpts from Anna's diary, Katie breaks down the carefully crafted fa├žade Anna left behind and uncovers the dark truths of her life in the months before she vanished.

For readers of Courney Summers and Sarah Dessen, Fine is an unsettling, surprising, and ultimately hopeful mystery that will break your heart and put it back together again.


About the Author

AmyLea Murphy is the author of Fine, a young adult novel that blends the mystery of Sadie with the poignancy of Sarah Dessen. Inspired by Gayle Forman and Jennifer Niven, AmyLea enjoys writing about life-changing moments that unearth the resilient beauty of the human spirit in the hopes it empowers her readers to embrace life in all of its messiness. When she isn't writing, AmyLea can be found dancing and singing in the car with the windows down. She currently lives in Southern California with her husband and three children.


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