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Sunday, June 30, 2019

King Arthur's Sister in Washington Court Book Tour and Giveaway

Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court
Kim Iverson Headlee

SciFi Time Travel Fantasy

sick are you of US politics? How doomed is the world because of who
has claimed the Oval Office throne—er, chair?

your spirit by laughing along with what Mark Twain might have written
about today’s political falderal.

entertaining.” —Publishers Weekly

2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal for Science Fiction &

le Fay, sixth-century Queen of Gore and the only major character not
killed off by Mark Twain in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s
Court, vows revenge upon the Yankee Hank Morgan. She casts a spell to
take her to 1879 Connecticut so she may waylay Sir Boss before he can
travel back in time to destroy her world. But the spell misses by 300
miles and 200 years, landing her in the Washington, D.C., of 2079,
replete with flying limousines, hovering office buildings,
virtual-reality television, and sundry other technological

is a time-displaced queen of magic and minions to do? Why, rebuild
her kingdom, of course—two kingdoms, in fact: as Campaign Boss for
the reelection of American President Malory Beckham Hinton, and as
owner of the London Knights world-champion baseball

as though by the old master himself, King Arthur’s Sister in
Washington’s Court by Mark Twain as channeled by Kim Iverson
Headlee offers laughs, love, and a candid look at American society,
popular culture, politics, baseball… and the human heart.

Twain began work on A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court in
1879—the same year the Yankee Hank Morgan departed for his sojourn
in sixth-century Britain. The first edition was published in 1889 and
features more than 200 illustrations by the man who later would
become founder of the Boy Scouts of America, Daniel Carter Beard.
These illustrations are now in the public domain, and a handful have
been incorporated into King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court as
an artistic homage to this classic edition of the first time travel
story in all literature.

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Headlee lives on a farm in southwestern Virginia with her family,
cats, goats, Great Pyrenees goat guards, and assorted wildlife.
People and creatures come and go, but the cave and the 250-year-old
house ruins--the latter having been occupied as recently as the
mid-twentieth century--seem to be sticking around for a while

Kim has been a published novelist since 1999 with the
first edition of Dawnflight (Sonnet Books, Simon & Schuster) and
has been studying the Arthurian legends for nigh on half a century.

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Detour to Paradise Book Tour and Giveaway

to Paradise
River Ames

Sweet Contemporary Romance 

Rockworth—a hard-driving force of nature has been ordered by his
doctor to take some time off and get his blood pressure under
control. You would think buying a cabin in the natural splendor known
as Gray Horse Lake, Idaho, would do the trick. All that mountain
greenery, crystal blue lakes and rivers, and nature-run-amok had to
be exactly what the doctor had ordered.

Sarah Burke… The innocently enticing young entrepreneur who’s
opening an equestrian camp for children with handicaps.

initial impression of him is clearly wrong. For some reason, known to
the reader but unknown to him, Sarah mistakenly believes that Lucas
Rockworth is a shy, sensitive man. After having to deal a lifetime
with a dominating older brother and controlling father, she finds
these traits very appealing.

recent breakup with someone who could best be described as a bully
has Sarah longing for a kinder, gentler man in her life.

tells himself that, since he makes his living as a general
contractor, he has the hands-on experience to make himself into
anything Miss Sarah Burke is looking for.

shouldn’t be that great a stretch to become a modern, sensitive
kind of guy, should it? She wants Mr. Rogers… Well, darn, he can
manage that for the short time he’s in Idaho.

hard can it be to tame his darker, more cynical side?

for Sarah Burke? She thinks she’s met a real life version of Mr.
Rogers. But, the reader knows its Rambo who’s come

the real Lucas Rockworth care to step forward?

Ames spent the first eighteen years of her life in Southern
California. Here is a partial list of some of the cities in which she
lived: Pasadena, South Pasadena, Duarte, El Monte, Arcadia La Puente,
Lomita, West Covina, Pacifica, Santa Monica, Palmdale, and Hacienda
Heights. In some of those cities, she lived at six different
addresses. In the city of La Puente, River's family lived in four
different houses on the same street. The non-glamorous reason for all
the moves was habitual eviction necessitated for non-payment of rent.
It was an interesting way to grow up.

attended twenty-six different elementary schools, two different
junior high schools and four different high schools. In one
elementary school, she was a student for only three days.

because she was so frequently identified as the "new girl,"
the pattern of River being an observer instead of a participant in
the interactions going on around her seemed a logical fit for her

she was thirteen, River read "Gone with the Wind." She
skipped three days of school in order to finish the book in one
sitting. Disappointed in Rhett for "not giving a damn,"
River wrote her own sequel--in long hand, on three-hole punch,
notebook paper. The opening line? "Tomorrow dawned bright and
fair." In less than fifty pages, Scarlett had been transformed
into Jane Eyre and Rhett had fallen in love with her all over again.

Southern California, River has spent the next part of her life living
in the semi-rural town of Idaho Falls, Idaho. She is a graduate of
Idaho State University, majoring in Health Education Sciences and
Addiction Counseling. She's worked the past ten years at a Behavioral
Health Center where she assisted children, teenagers, and adults
committed in a 24/7 secured facility because of mental health
challenges they are experiencing.

books celebrate the good-natured humor that lays at the heart of most
of our human predicaments. The conflicts are significant, yet it is
her characters and their quirky (yet somehow universally relatable)
thoughts, words, and choices that reflect a light-hearted peek into a
world we wish was real. The amazing thing is that these worlds are
real to readers for the time they visit there.

have said: "In a River Ames book, one minute I'm laughing out
loud, and the next I have a lump in my throat."

is currently readying a historical novel, "Gideon's Justice."
This three-part novel is Book I in a three volume western series set
in the Colorado Territory.

the tour HERE
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Guitar Face Series Book Tour and Giveaway

Guitar Face Series Book 1
Sasha Marshall
New Adult Romance


 rocks!" She
Hearts Books

was born to make music and bring the masses to their knees . . .
until, I wasn't anymore. Until the thought of doing all of this
without him made me sick to my stomach.

Hendrix survives a crash that kills her closest band mate. She’d
like nothing more than to retire from music, to hide, to heal, to
disappear. She’s tried. But her family is music royalty. Her
brother is a rock star in his own right, and every friend she has is
connected to the business one way or another.

get sucked back in. I'm scared I won't survive rock-n-roll again.
Won’t survive Jagger, won’t be able to put him back in the

Carlye is Henley’s dirty little secret. Rock god, her brother's
best friend, part of his band, and someone who loves the guitar as
much as she does. Henley’s loved him since she was a girl, but
there are some things you don’t do in this world. One of them is
that you don’t risk your brother’s band or your heart in an
industry that feeds on rejection and scandal. Love might not be
enough in a world that grinds you down and puts you in a

then there is Kip. My best friend, a drummer who never shuts his
mouth. I should've fallen in love with him. My world would be so much

comes back to the world of rock-n-roll, puts a toe in the water, and
creates a ripple that will rock the safe little life she’s created
for herself.

This is a rock star romance series with a strong female lead, bad
boys, and rock romance. If you are looking for a story of redemption
with comic relief and a heavy sexual mind, you've found it. If you
are offended by hot, tattooed rock stars, who are vulgar, then this
is not the book for you. Please be warned, this book is not for
anyone below the age of 18. The book contains sex, death, violence,
and harsh language.

No Crying in Rock-N-Roll
Guitar Face Series Book 2

Hendrix—Queen of Rock-n-Roll—finds her world shattered and her
heart betrayed, but is determined to get the band back together to
reclaim her title in the world of rock. But when life continues to
spin out of control, so does her behavior. Will she find her strength
again amid all the chaos and pain, or will the bright lights consume
her soul?

is a rock star romance series with a strong female lead, bad boys,
and rock romance. This book is not recommended for those under the
age of 18. It is also not recommended for those who take offense to
profanity, sexual situations, drugs, or violence. This is not a
standalone novel. Book One Broken should be read first.

Back to Georgia
Guitar Face Series Book 3

died. I fu*&ing died, and when I woke up in a Los Angeles
hospital my best friend walked away from me. It wasn’t quite the
welcoming back to the world of the living I thought I’d receive,
and it rattled me. 

an overdose, Henley Hendrix retreats to Georgia to chase sobriety and
get her life together. To do that, she’s got to keep her distance
from Jagger and company. But when an old friend pops back into her
life, a private moment is leaked to the world, and someone she never
thought would walk away from her does exactly that.
got to deal with rejection, a stalker, her return to the rock world
for a promotional tour, jungle peepers, a riot of fans, a 1%
motorcycle club, a one-eyed teddy bear, and two men fighting over

when she’s figured out how to finally be the best version of
“Henley” she can be and how to stay healthy, her world is turned
upside down again when her eyes are opened to something she never

book is not a stand-alone novel. Books 1 and 2 in the Guitar Face
Series should be read first. If you are looking for a story of
redemption with comic relief and a heavy sexual tone, you've found
it. If you are offended by hot, tattooed rock stars, who are vulgar
then this is not the book for you. Please be warned, this book is not
for anyone below the age of 18. The book has sex, death, violence,
and harsh language.

author Sasha Marshall is devoted to giving her readers humorous
adventures with a love story sure to melt their hearts---and their
minds. She wants you to laugh, cry, get angry, and sigh when you find
redemption in the story, because that's the roller coaster of real
life. Her knowledge of the music industry comes from being a touring
concert photographer with legendary bands such as The Allman Brothers
Band and others she met along the way. A self-proclaimed free spirit,
she’s most often found outdoors, or painting a canvas, capturing a
photograph, people watching, reading a book, or writing a new book or
poem. Sasha makes her home in the beautiful state of Georgia and
loves to hear from readers.

the tour HERE
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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Author Spotlight: Molly Zenk Book Blitz and Giveaway

Molly Zenk

Contemporary Romance 

safe to say my love life stinks. As if getting dumped for another guy
by my long-term boyfriend isn’t enough, my hopes at finding a
boyfriend get crushed with a string of disastrous dates.

then I meet the strange bus boy who has been staring at me for the
last three months. He’s awkward, goofy, and has no fashion sense.
Corin is the exact opposite of what I should want in a boyfriend, but
I feel drawn to him in a way I can’t explain.

There’s also
Daniel. Smart, charming, successful, and well-dressed. He’s the
perfect man, the kind of guy I should want. Even my family is
convinced we’re meant to be together.

Somehow, I went from
the girl with a catastrophic love life to a woman with one too many

Now I need to decide whether to follow my
head…or my heart.

Book 1
Molly Zenk & Sarah Biglow

Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy 

a future that holds shifters captive, what will they risk to break

a siren, has spent the last three years searching for the man she
loved after he was abducted in front of her. When the bounty for an
escaped phoenix crosses her desk at the Phoenix Location Agency, she
expects a typical bag and tag. Instead, she discovers the target,
Aiden, is none other than her lost love.
has no memory of the sultry siren who insists they were once in love.
Rising from the ashes comes with a price—he’s a new person, with
no memories of his former lives. After years of being kept in bird
form to harvest his healing phoenix tears, Aiden is not the man
Lorelei knew.
both are taken in by the Magical Creature Underground, reconciliation
seems possible. But Aiden’s captivity comes with a dire
consequence: a deadly poison is working its way toward his heart. The
only known cure is a long shot at best. Can Aiden and Lorelei reclaim
their stolen past before the clock runs out?

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Book 2

Lorelei, Aiden, and their MCU allies escaped their city prison only
to die searching for a shifter haven that may not exist?

is running out for Aiden and Lorelei. Chased by a deadly shiver of
sirens and plagued by disaster after disaster, they must run and
fight at every turn for a chance at health and freedom in

The blood graft stealing Aiden's life is worsening.
His only hope of lasting long enough to make it across the country is
to let Xander use Phoenix Tears to keep the Burning at bay. A
sacrifice Aiden isn't willing for Xander to make now their
relationship has a chance.

The hybrid baby growing double time
inside Lorelei keeps her from being focused on the mission. As does
Douglas's ultimatum for their future. It's throwing her off her game.
That means she's bound to make a mistake. One that could prove deadly
for them all.

Their only hope of survival as they race across
the barren wilderness is to rely on each other. With hearts and lives
on the line, each decision Aiden and Lorelei make brings them one
step closer to freedom ... and one slip away from certain death.

ZENK was born in Minnesota, grew up in Florida, lived briefly in
Tennessee, before finally settling in Colorado. Her publishing
credits include Heart’s Affections (2013),Hyperion Keats (2013),
Better Date Than Never (2014), 3 Nights In Ibiza (2014), Christmas
Kisses anthology (2015),Westward Hearts anthology (2015), Fated Mates
anthology (2019), the Captivity series (2019), and United To Strike:
A Novel Of The Delano Grape Workers(2019). Molly is married to a
Mathematician/Software Engineer who complains about there not being
enough “math” or info about him in her author bio.  They
live in Arvada, CO with their daughters.

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The Brin Archives Book Tour and Giveaway

Brin Archives Book 1
Jim Cronin

Science Fiction

Book Achievement Award Recipient

Favorite 5 Star Book Review Recipient
Monster Book Review 4 Star Recipient

species became extinct decades before the aliens rescued and cloned
him, but he still must do everything he can to save them all. Karm
must travel back in time, create the most powerful financial empire
ever seen on the planet Dyan’ta and assemble a team of experts who
must be kept in the dark about his plans for fear of upsetting the

Jontar Rocker is an up and coming geneticist whose untested and
controversial theories on cloning become the lynch pin in Karm’s
schemes. Maripa, Karm’s petite and beautiful surrogate niece,
personal secretary, and deadly bodyguard must learn to trust Karm
despite his deceptions and secrets. Can the emerging love between Dr.
Rocker and Maripa survive the demons and surprises of their own past,
as well as Karm’s impenetrable air of mystery?

and his companions must save the Brin. To do so, they must band
together to overcome Brach, the ambitious and obsessed monarch.
Determined to take control of Karm's vast industrial empire, Brach
joins forces with his conniving brother Pareth, leader of The Faith
an ultra-conservative religious order committed to stopping Dr.
Rocker and his heretical efforts to develop cloning techniques.
Nothing less than survival of their species is at stake.

Brin Archives Book 2

Monster Book Review 5 Star Recipient

Favorite 5 Star Book Review Recipient

this sequel to Hegira, the Brin are thriving on their new world, but
will greed, prejudices, and old rivalries tear apart their grand
civilization? Maliche Rocker, descendant of The Saviors, uncovers a
terrible secret and must fight those in power, including members of
his own family, to save thousands of innocents from the cruelty of
his own people.

Brin Archives Book 3

this conclusion to The Brin Archives, Maliche Rocker must risk
everything including his family’s reputation and even his life, to
uncover the truth about the Skae. For over three hundred years the
Brin have believed the Skae to be their benefactors, and the race
that rescued them from extinction. But recent revelations by a group
of young Kolbri, the offspring of Brin and Kolandi mating, tell a
disturbingly different story.

Kolbri, including Maliche’s son Jontar, must use their unique
abilities to telepathically connect with technology, and discover the
truth about the Skae once and for all by undertaking a perilous
journey through thousands of years in space and time, unravelling the
history hidden from them by Skae. During this expedition, Jontar and
his two companions must encounter the Gorvin, hated enemy of the Skae
and supposed instigators of the current interstellar war.

turned the Skae and Gorvin into mortal enemies? What is the true
cause of the war responsible for the destruction of hundreds of
worlds over thousands of years? Will Maliche and his small group find
the truth and avert disaster both at home and across the galaxy? Can
his wife, Ryma, hold the Brin government together long enough for
Maliche to succeed? Only time will tell.

Cronin is a retired middle school science teacher, currently working
part-time as an educator/performer at the Denver Museum of Nature and
Science. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, raised in Arlington, Virginia
and Denver, Colorado, he became an avid science nerd at the height of
the space race of the 1960's. After thirty-five years teaching
science in the middle school classroom, he decided to retire and
explore new worlds of opportunities, including volunteering,
bicycling, and writing. It is the writing experimentation which
resulted in this novel.

Jim Is an Educator Performer, or Edutainer if you prefer, at the
Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The museum makes science fun and
entertaining with an entire crew of performer/educators. Two years
ago I was lucky enough for the museum to hire me, and pay me to come
and play with kids and science.He lives in Colorado with his
beautiful wife of thirty seven years. Together, they look forward to
completely spoiling their new granddaughter.

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Shattered Audiobook Tour and Giveaway

of the Red Scorpion Book 1
Charlene Johnson

Paranormal Romance 

the flashing lights and the throbbing beat of the music in an LA
night club, Drake Devereaux admits he's grown tired of his playboy
lifestyle and vows to change it. Haunted by a devastating tragedy in
his past, he's never dated a woman he could love.

Jordan lives a mundane life but longs for the hot, steamy nights she
writes in her romance novels. She can write happy endings in her
stories but never one herself.

and Ebony meet by chance and know it is more than a casual fling.
Their attraction is immediate and all consuming. They share a
passionate kiss and an unforgettable night of sex. When he opens the
door to her innermost fantasies, she starts to believe in the
impossible. When Drake allows his fears to separate them, Ebony must
face the stark reality - happily ever after only happens in

Blackwell, a powerful Rogue vampire, sees Ebony and is stunned by her
resemblance to the woman he loved and lost decades ago. Ebony rouses
his bloodlust and her sexy body sets him on fire. He will stop at
nothing to claim her soul.

an unexpected tragedy brings Drake and Ebony back together, Drake is
given a second chance. He must to face the consequences of his
actions and protect the woman he loves from a dangerous man who has
set his sights on her. Will Drake and Ebony's love survive or will it
be shattered by an obsessed vampire who threatens to tear their world

a high rise above the city, Broderick Devereaux holds clandestine
meetings to formulate a plan to protect his only son and the woman
his son loves from the Rogue vampire he's pursued unsuccessfully for
more than two decades. The same cruel, sadistic vampire who also
destroyed his life. Will history repeat itself?

is a Waynesburg, Pennsylvania native. She went to Waynesburg High
School and graduated Cum Laude from Waynesburg College with a
Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts. Currently lives in Sacramento,
California where she spent the last 33 years working at Northrop

have always been her passion. She started reading at an early age and
progressed to full-length books by age nine. The first supernatural
book series she read was Dark Shadows, and it sparked her interest in
all things paranormal, with a spicy touch of romance mixed in for
good measure. She also started writing poetry in grade school and
continues to do so today. 

an avid reader, the consummate daydreamer and an incurable romantic
with a Cinderella complex, she started creating her own characters
and story lines because she realized she had her own stories to

is married to John, who believes she can do anything. She has a son,
Ty; a daughter, Danika; and four beautiful grandchildren, Aries,
Victoria, Maya, and Tobias.

reading and writing, she also enjoys photography, travel, music, and
great movies.

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