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Friday, April 29, 2022

Good Tales for Bad Dreams Book Tour and Giveaway



Good Tales For Bad Dreams Book 1

by V.M. Sawh

Genre: Dark Fantasy 

As a slave in the bawdy Black House, Rella longs to escape the whips and chains of her existence. She is chosen for a dangerous mission and offered a chance at freedom. There is only one condition: first she must assassinate the Prince.

Quote: "Death by god or death by man... but never as a sister of the Black House!"

Welcome to Good Tales For Bad Dreams, a short-fiction series of re-imagined fairy tales. Each story is set in a different time and place. Some will be familiar, others will not. So, strip bare your assumptions, open your mind and see these tales told like never before.

Please note that this is a short-fiction piece (approx. 28 pages or 10k words) and only a taste of things to come...

(Suggested for Mature Readers, 17 and up)

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Good Tales For Bad Dreams Book 2

In this rip-roaring Wild West adventure, intrepid bounty hunters Pocahontas and John embark on a dangerous mission to stop a train run by a sadistic, slave-driving madman.

How many?” John was panting. His adrenaline kicked in at the sound of the shot.
There’ll be more. That car’ll empty out quick.”
That was bad. They’d be outnumbered by at least a dozen.
Did you do it?”
John shifted, scouting the opposite side of the train with a glance. “Not enough,” he pulled his own silver Colt and unslung his rifle. “This is more than a six bullet situation.”

Welcome to Good Tales For Bad Dreams, a short-fiction series of re-imagined fairy tales. Each story is set in a different time and place. Some will be familiar, others will not. This tale shifts the story of Pocahontas from Colonial Times to the Wild West. So, strip bare your assumptions, open your mind and see these tales told like never before.

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Good Tales For Bad Dreams Book 3

When they are stranded on the surface of a hostile alien world, two sentient robots H4NS3L-671, the military-minded combat drone, & GR3T3L-1, the advanced surveyor prototype, find themselves with neither memory nor mission.

With no resources and no one to count on but each other, the robots must learn to work together in order to endure the brutal landscape, unlock the mystery of their missing memories, and plan their own rescue, all before their power runs out.

What they don’t know is that the dangerous planet holds a terrible secret that could ruin their chances of ever escaping alive...

This is “Hansel & Gretel” told like never before. This is "GR3T3L-1."

Welcome to Good Tales For Bad Dreams, a short-fiction series of re-imagined fairy tales. Each story is set in a different time and place. Some will be familiar, others will not. So strip bare your assumptions, open your mind, and see these tales told like never before.

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Setsuko & The Seven Samurai

Good Tales For Bad Dreams Book 4

Good Tales For Bad Dreams invites you to take a journey back to 16th century Japan for a wicked interpretation of a classic fairy tale. This is the story of love, honour and revenge. This is your samurai Snow White.

Jealous of Setsuko's beauty, the wicked geisha Izanami orchestrates the murder of her father, the daimyo of a mountaintop castle. After an assassination attempt leads to a coup, Setsuko suffers a catastrophic injury and is forced to flee the only place she's ever called home and take refuge in the woods with a group of exiled samurai. Orphaned, abandoned, and disabled, Setsuko must learn the truth of what it means to be a samurai, if she ever hopes to reclaim her family's honour and take her revenge.

Welcome to Good Tales For Bad Dreams, a short-fiction series of re-imagined fairy tales. Each story is set in a different time and place. Some will be familiar, others will not. So strip bare your assumptions, open your mind, and see these tales told like never before.

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V.M. Sawh didn't always know he was going to be a writer, but from the age of six he's been putting pen to paper, creating serialised fiction. Hailing from the humid jungles of South America, Sawh crossed oceans to arrive on Canada's snow-covered shores at age nine. He continued writing, creating serialised fiction year after year until he challenged himself to write a novel. His first trilogy of novels was completed by age sixteen. He continued writing poetry and fiction for the next decade and a half until a chance meeting with Academy Award winning director Guillermo del Toro changed everything and led to the release of Cinders, which landed at #1 on Amazon.

 V.M. Sawh is a proud supporter of independent artists and authors. His Good Tales For Bad Dreams series of dark fairy tales is currently available on Amazon.

 V.M. Sawh resides in Toronto, with his beloved wife and three cats. He continues to spin fairy tales that will haunt your dreams.

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The Mountain View Lodge Trilogy Book Tour and Giveaway


The Memory of Love

The Mountain View Lodge Trilogy Book 1

Swan Harbor Book 9

by Sophie Bartow

Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Swan Harbor keeps secrets – until she doesn’t. When she reveals what The Mountain View Lodge has been hiding, repercussions reverberate throughout town.

Book One of The Mountain View Trilogy

In Swan Harbor, sometimes questions ...
are every bit as dangerous as answers …

Sadie and Gray Hunter had their happily ever afterthen lost it in a tragic accident. Now, Gray’s left with no memory of the past few years …. or of his loving wife….

Meanwhile, Captain Jack has problems of his own. He knows something is wrong with him. But is the problem with his body, or his mind?

Sheriff Dylan Prince, on the other hand, knows exactly what his problem is. He’s got a serial killer on the loose in his small town, and he won’t rest until the culprit is behind bars.

Can Sadie and Gray find their way back to each other? What does the future hold for Captain Jack? Will Sheriff Prince find the killer, or become the next victim?

Only Swan Harbor knows the answers to those questions…and she’s not telling anyone until she’s ready

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The Innocence of Love – Book Two
The Forgiveness of Love – Book Three

The Memory of Love Book One of The Mountain View Lodge Trilogy – a part of the series Contemporary Romantic Suspense from Swan Harbor. It is a sexy, second-chance, amnesia romance that is Book One of The Mountain View Lodge Trilogy. Download today and enjoy your stay in Swan Harbor.

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The Innocence of Love

The Mountain View Lodge Trilogy Book 2

Swan Harbor Book 10

Swan Harbor keeps secrets – until she doesn’t. When she reveals what The Mountain View Lodge has been hiding, repercussions reverberate throughout town.

Book Two of The Mountain View Trilogy

How far would you go to save your happily ever after?

Molly Prince is looking forward to the birth of her twins. Then an incident at school brings back memories from her past. Her offer to help inadvertently puts lives in jeopardy.

Dylan Prince would do anything to protect his family. As Sheriff, he's pulled into the middle of the serial killer case. The appearance of damning evidence forces him to make a difficult choice.

Captain Jack has questions. Even more so, when one set of remains leads to him.

There's a killer on the loose, and no one is safe. Will Molly's past control her present? Can Dylan live with his decision? Are the answers Captain Jack learns acceptable?

With their happily ever after in jeopardy, they must put their trust in others. Even if it puts their hearts and their lives on the line...

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The Memory of Love – Part Two
The Forgiveness of Love – Part Three

Welcome to Swan Harbor
The Innocence of Love is Book Ten in the Contemporary Romantic Suspense from Swan Harbor Series. Each novel stands alone with a guaranteed happy ending, but threads from secondary stories weave throughout. Download today and enjoy your stay in Swan Harbor.

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The Forgiveness of Love

The Mountain View Lodge Trilogy Book 3

Swan Harbor Book 12

Swan Harbor keeps secrets – until she doesn’t. When she reveals what The Mountain View Lodge has been hiding, repercussions reverberate throughout town.

Book Three of The Mountain View Trilogy

A tangled web.
A shattered heart.
A healing touch.

Eden Fowler learns news that shatters her heart into a million pieces.
 Hounded by the press and surrounded by secrets, she must find answers and heal. Just when she thinks all hope is lost, Quinn steps into her life.

Quinn Jones traveled the globe investigating and writing stories that captured his fancy. At his brother's engagement party, Eden, and the mystery around her, catch his attention. Suddenly, the idea of roots, and what a home is, takes on a new meaning.

As they work to expose the unknown, even more disturbing information is unearthed, putting their lives at risk. Can Quinn find the answers and convince Eden to step out onto the ledge with him? Or will her heart forever be broken when the truth is finally revealed?

If you fight, your dreams can become your reality.

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The Memory of Love – Part One
The Innocence of Love – Part Two

Welcome to Swan Harbor

The Forgiveness of Love is Book Twelve in the Contemporary Romantic Suspense from Swan Harbor Series. Each novel stands alone with a guaranteed happy ending, but threads from secondary stories weave throughout. Grab a chair, open your book, and come meet my friends.

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Hi, my name is Sophie and I am a hopeless romantic. Whether it’s in books, television or movies, give me a man who’s a little flawed and a strong woman and I will sit back and enjoy the romance. Television shows such as Days of Our Lives, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Remington Steele, Lois and Clark, Buffy, Lucifer, Bones, Timeless, A Discovery of Witches and Once Upon a Time had/have couples that make me swoon.

I’m a married, mother of four with a dog, three cats and a few saltwater fish. What that means is, I have had a very busy household for the past 20+ years. But now that my twin daughters are seniors, I am searching for my next adventure.

My muse really stirred to life a few years ago when I watched a lost girl fall for a lost boy. I started honing my skill with fanfiction, but then a fictional town popped up and the residents want their stories told.

For me, a story is a journey that begins with an inspiration. So, grab a chair and join me in Swan Harbor, Maine. We’ll take a tour of the town and meet a few characters. It's going to be a wild year. I hope you enjoy.

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Ghost Agents Revelations The Ghost Agents Trilogy by Nita Deborde

Ghost Agents: Revelations (The Ghost Agents Trilogy) by Nita DeBorde

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Ghost Agents: Revelations (The Ghost Agents Trilogy) Paranormal Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series Mabelonia Press (March 18, 2022) ~300 Pages Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09QJCVY4Z

A new mystery to pursue … a growing threat… Will she be able to stop them?


Claire Abelard has never been normal. She has always been able to see and communicate with energy projections, or the entities more commonly known as ghosts. As an agent of the Bureau for Historical Preservation, her abilities come in handy on the job, but they tend to complicate every other aspect of her life.


Now, four months after a series of world-shattering events in Galveston, Claire’s life is still in turmoil. No one at Bureau headquarters in Boston will even acknowledge the existence of the sinister secret organization known as The Syndicate, but Claire is convinced they are behind the disappearances of dozens of rogue energy projections.


When Claire hears that rogues in New Orleans are behaving strangely, she immediately joins the investigation. As she and her fellow agents unravel the new mystery, they discover The Syndicate has more ominous plans for the rogues than simply making them disappear… and it appears they have plans for Claire as well.


Ghost Agents: Revelations is a cozy, paranormal mystery that continues the story of Claire and her work with Bureau for Historical Preservation.

About Nita DeBorde

Nita DeBorde is a published author and teacher from Houston, TX. Writing and teaching are her two major passions, though traveling and being dog-mom to a crazy Staffordshire-Boxer mix named Mabel are high on the list as well. Nita has taught high school French for more than 20 years and absolutely loves her “day job” job (about 95% of the time). She loves to travel, and not surprisingly, France is her favorite destination, though her home state of Texas runs a close second. She is also a huge history buff, which comes through in her fiction writing, and particularly in her latest novel, Ghost Agents, a genre-defying, cozy paranormal mystery with a little sci-fi and romance thrown into the mix. Ghost Agents: Revelations, is the 2nd book in the Ghost Agents Trilogy. Nita’s first novel, Project Lachesis, is currently available in both Kindle and hardcopy format from Author Links: Website Facebook (@debordewriter) Twitter@DebordeNita GoodReads Author Page – Purchase Link – Amazon TOUR PARTICIPANTS April 20 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT April 20 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT April 21 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT April 22 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT April 22 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT April 23 – Maureen's Musings – SPOTLIGHT April 23 – Baroness Book Trove – REVIEW April 23 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT April 24 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT April 25 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW April 26 – I Read What You Write – AUTHOR INTERVIEW April 27 – Lady Hawkeye – SPOTLIGHT April 28 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – AUTHOR INTERVIEW April 29 – Sapphyria's Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT April 29 – Girl with Pen – SPOTLIGHT April 29 – BookishKelly2020 – SPOTLIGHT a Rafflecopter giveaway Have you signed up to be a Tour Host? Click Here to Find Details and Sign Up Today! Additional Banners

The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses by K.N. Smith


Write Now Literary is pleased to be organizing a two-month book tour and visa gift card for Discovery of the Five Series: The Urban Boys Series by K.N. Smith. The book tour will run March 1 -April 29, 2022.



Genre: Young Adult Action-Adventure, Young Adult Thriller, Urban Fantasy, Mystery/ Thriller


K.N. Smith, winner of the "Best of" in the category of "Outstanding Young Adult Novel" at the Jessie Redmon Fauset Book Awards, is an author and passionate advocate of literacy and arts programs throughout the world. Her lyrical flair sweeps across pages that twist and grind through action-adventure and urban fantasy in edge-of-your-seat narratives. K.N. has over twenty-five years' experience in communications and creative design as an award-winning consultant. She inspires people of all ages to reach their highest potential in their creative, educational, and life pursuits. 


A suspenseful incident in a forbidden preserve heightens the senses of five friends. Sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell become super-gifts that forever change the world. But furious battles confront the boys as they try to understand their sensory superpowers in a race to save mankind. With light beings and mysterious strangers complicating their plight, will the boys be able to defeat the evil Druth before it’s too late? Get prepared for the twisting and grinding of this award-winning, action-adventure story — an edge-of-your-seat narrative for young and mature readers alike.


And in the absence of even a hint of an exchange, Joaquin spun around and lunged at Ross. He grabbed him by the throat, knocking him down.  

With brittle leaves and debris thrust upward, the two were enveloped in a dark, hazy hell as they engaged in a violent struggle for what seemed like an eternity.  

Ross flared up. “Get the hell off of me!”  

Joaquin persisted. “What are you going to do, Ross? Where are you going to go?” 
Ross scrambled to his feet, fighting back with a blow to Joaquin’s head, followed by several body punches. Joaquin stumbled and fell, giving Ross those precious few seconds required for his escape.  

Fueled by a rush of pulsating adrenaline, Ross ran frantically, stretching his quivering legs. His rich brown skin tightened as he pounded through the forest. He tried to ignore his thunderous heartbeat while scanning the pathways, searching for possible escape routes.  

With his baseball cap lost to the wind, his short, curly hair had exposed to the open air. Ross grasped the moment, one littered with deep panic and a singular appreciation for survival.  

This turn of events stemmed from countless episodes in which Joaquin, only nineteen yet extremely demanding, had tried to control those around him.

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Midnight Highlander by Anya Summers Book Blast

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Xavier Campbell needs a miracle. If he doesn’t want to lose the life he’s worked so hard to build, he must get married, and quickly. Trouble is, there is no woman in his life. Not even a friend with benefits. As a regular Dom at Eternal Eros, he gets what he needs and goes home. And a wife? Hell, no. This Highlander is single for a reason. So when his entire existence threatens to come crashing down, he realizes he might have to make some adjustments…or a bargain with the she-devil who beguiles him, body and mind, from the first moment he touches her.

Emma Morton wants a man. To play with. Watch television with. Cuddle with. And yes, God help her, she wants him hard, naked, and in her bed. More than once. What she doesn’t want is complications. Expectations. She is dedicated to her work, to building her business. She’s worked too long and too hard to change her plans for something as fleeting as love. No matter how much she wishes otherwise, life has repeatedly proven that romance is a myth. Pure fairytale.

But passion? Yes. She could definitely go for a ‘Single’s Night’ of play—and release—at the infamous Eternal Eros.

After one scorching night of pleasure, a reckless bargain is made. Marriage with an expiration date. A business arrangement. Nothing more.

But what starts as a farce becomes a bit too real and Xavier realizes this is no game. Telling Emma the truth would be dangerous…especially when he realizes he is playing for keeps.

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The announcement sounded over the loudspeaker that it was time for the submissives to assemble in the Pit to begin the selection process. Emma hoisted her glass. With her gaze unwaveringly trained on Xavier, she drained it, setting the empty tumbler back on the bar.

She tore her gaze away from Xavier and focused on his brother, casting a flirty smile in his direction. “Well, maybe I will see you in a bit.”

“If not tonight, lass, another night. Any woman who can drink good Scots whiskey like that, I want to get to know better.”

“Careful, or you’re going to fall in love with me.” She winked as she stood up.

Jasper pressed a large palm over his bare chest. “Lass, I’m already halfway there.”

With a throaty laugh, Emma swaggered away from the bar, putting a little extra sway in her hips for good measure. She would enjoy a night with Jasper. But it wasn’t his gaze on her back she felt with every step.

She tossed a glance over her shoulder, just to check.

No, Jasper was too gregarious, and was deep in conversation with another Dom at the bar already. It was his beast of a brother, with brawny muscles upon muscles and impossibly wide shoulders, whose gaze bored holes in her back. At least he wasn’t a participant in the event tonight. He never took part, for which she was extremely thankful.

Could you imagine doing a scene with that one? She shivered at the thought.

Emma would select literally any other Dom in the club to play with over him.

She got into line behind Nora and Tessa, who were each dressed up as pagan maids—the naughty version with skirts that ended mid-thigh, displaying a hint of the garter belts beneath. Behind her were Daisy, and Sage, and a few others.

The point of the selection process was to introduce a submissive to a Dominant they might not have tried playing with, and vice versa. It was always a bit of a head trip, the wondering, and waiting to see who they would spend the night with. Sex wasn’t always a given, either. That was something the Dom and sub discussed before engaging in their scene.

When it was Emma’s turn to pick, she fished around in the bucket and closed her hand around a marker. She withdrew it to the delight of the crowd assembled around the Pit.

She opened her closed fist. Stared dumbfounded at the marker in her hand and the man it represented.

“No.” Her gut clenched in fear. It couldn’t be. Not him. He never participated. After the tongue lashing she had given him at the bar, he would spend the time punishing her.

“Is this right?” She couldn’t stop the question as she stared at Sophia Ryan, doing her damndest not to recoil in horror before all the onlookers.

Sophia’s kind smile nearly undid her. “Yep. That’s Xavier Campbell’s marker. You’ll be down in private room six.”

Internal warning bells sounded that screamed: Danger imminent. Red alert. Engage offensive maneuvers.

Emma pasted a smile on her face as she exited the Pit. Her legs trembled on her walk toward the elevator. Fear coiled in her belly. Her hands shook as she reached for the elevator call button.

She could go home. Right now. Abandon ship, and take whatever consequences there might be.

She couldn’t do a scene with Xavier. She didn’t even like him. And the feeling was mutual.

About the Author:
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Anya grew up listening to Cardinals baseball and reading anything she could get her hands on. She remembers her mother saying if only she would read the right type of books instead binging her way through the romance aisles at the bookstore, she’d have been a doctor. While Anya never did get that doctorate, she graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with an M.A. in History.

Anya is a bestselling and award-winning author published in multiple fiction genres. She also writes urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance under the name Maggie Mae Gallagher. A total geek at her core, when she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She currently lives in the Midwest with her two furry felines.

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Thursday, April 28, 2022

The Adventure of the Purloined Portrait Book Tour and Giveaway


The Adventure of the Purloined Portrait

The Early Case Files of Sherlock Holmes Book 4

by Liese Sherwood-Fabre

Genre: Historical Mystery 

A long-buried past. A stolen portrait. The artist’s murder. Can Sherlock discover the connection between the three before he’s stopped permanently?

Sherlock can’t shake his apprehension about a family trip to Paris. His mother’s unflappable confidence vanished months ago, and her anxiety has set the whole family on edge. His greatest fears are realized when they witness the death of one of Mrs. Holmes’ former suitors.

As Sherlock seeks to unravel the reason behind the artist’s murder, he unearths a long-buried secret about his mother and survives several attempts to keep him from getting to the truth.

Can he bring a murderer to justice before he’s buried with these hidden secrets forever?

The Adventure of the Purloined Portrait is the gripping fourth case in The Early Case Files of Sherlock Holmes. If you enjoy traditional historical mysteries, you’ll love this origin series about the world’s greatest consulting detective.

The Adventure of the Purloined Portrait to learn how Sherlock’s past shaped the sleuth he became.

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Liese Sherwood-Fabre knew she was destined to write when she got an A+ in the second grade for her story about Dick, Jane, and Sally’s ruined picnic. After obtaining her PhD, she joined the federal government and worked and lived internationally for more than fifteen years. Returning to the states, she seriously pursued her writing career, garnering such awards as a finalist in RWA’s Golden Heart contest and a Pushcart Prize nomination. A recognized Sherlockian scholar, her essays have appeared in scion newsletters, the Baker Street Journal, and Canadian Holmes. She has recently turned this passion into an origin story series on Sherlock Holmes. The first book, The Adventure of the Murdered Midwife, was the CIBA Mystery and Mayhem 2020 winner. 

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