The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper Book Tour @FionaRobyn

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Continuing the adventure that ended in Britain just a short while ago, cousins Adam and Justin Sinclair, with their friend Kim Maleka, are now hunting for the third Stone of Power, one of seven mysterious stones lost centuries ago. The third stone might be located in an ancient city, hidden in the depths of the Mexican jungle. When their small plane crashes in the jungle, Adam, Justin, Kim, and James are rescued by an uncontacted tribe. James, who is wounded, must stay behind as the kids, with only a young boy, Tukum, as their guide, make their way through the dense and dangerous jungle to find the city. River rafting on a crocodile-infested river and evading predators are just part of this hazardous task.

Of course, their old adversary Dr. Khalid is close behind as the kids press on in search of the lost city of stone gods. But he is not the worst of their problems. This time Adam will clash with a terrible enemy who adopts the persona of an evil Aztec god, Tezcatlipoca, and is keen to revive the ancient tradition of human sacrifice. Adam, Justin, and Tukum must play a dreadful ball game of life and death and maybe survive. Will they emerge alive from the jungle? Will Dr. Khalid find the third Stone of Power before they do?

 


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I am a children’s author, but up until a few years ago, I was a journalist and editor. Something rather unexpected sparked my new career as an author—a family trip to Egypt with my mother and two young nephews. We had a great time and I thought I’d write them a short story as a different kind of souvenir…. Well, one book and a planned book series later, I had changed careers. I have now published Book 3 (The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper) in my MG adventure series Chronicles of the Stone, with many awards for the first book, The Secret of the Sacred Scarab, and a few for Book 2, The Search for the Stone of Excalibur, and one already for Book 3! I also teach online novel writing for aspiring authors and I find that very satisfying. Relaxation time finds me enjoying something creative or artistic, music, books, theatre or ballet. I love doing research for my book series. I love animals and have written two animal rescue stories. I have two adorable (naughty) little dogs called Chloe and Pumpkin, and a beautiful black cat called Bertie.

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Snippet

Adam opened his eyes. The screaming sound of tearing metal had stopped. So had the thudding and the rush of breaking branches outside his window. Still strapped in his seat, he hung upside-down at an angle. His seat belt was the only thing preventing him from hurtling through the gaping hole in the roof of the plane and onto the jungle floor. The strap cut into his chest as his whole weight pressed against the fabric. He craned his neck, twisting awkwardly to see the others. His body ached after the awful jarring and jolting when the plane fell. He shoved his hand into his right-side pants pocket to feel for his golden scarab. It was safe. Relieved, he squeezed the scarab for a few seconds to get his courage up. It felt warm and comforting.

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Author Laura L. Walker – Christmas Countdown Blitz, Day 12

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Laura L. Walker grew up in a large family in the beautiful Gila Valley of southern Arizona. From the time Laura was young, she spent hours drawing characters on paper and fantasizing about their adventures. Life became more serious, however, when Laura met her own hero and they eventually became
the parents of six children. In between spurts of grocery shopping, sewing costumes or quilts, transporting kids to practices, and making dinner, Laura still enjoys putting her imagination to good use. She is the author of four contemporary romances.

 

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1890 Nebraska
 
For schoolmarm Amanda Cordell, Christmas Eve means getting through the special program she and her pupils have put together for the townsfolk in Langdon. And even though she has vowed to not set eyes on handsome Calvin Hunsaker, it becomes inevitable when his incorrigible son needs her help. Everyone knows how bitter Calvin is over his wife’s sudden death, and somehow Amanda senses that he sees her the same way, as the spineless, helpless socialite she used to be.
Calvin Hunsaker is determined to ignore the feeling of attraction stirring inside him for the new schoolmarm, even if she is the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen. But she’s here to pick up the pieces after her brother and sister-in-law’s untimely deaths and raise their two youngsters, not bedazzle him with the same charms his first wife possessed. Better to bundle up and head out of this one-room schoolhouse the second the program’s ends.
But a winter storm and two mischievous boys have other plans, and Amanda and Calvin’s plans to avoid each other go awry when Calvin is stranded at Amanda’s house over the Christmas holiday. Will there be joy and thanksgiving in their future or will the winter blues descend on them once again?”

 



Top Ten List: 
  1. My husband
  2. My children
  3. Red roses
  4. Romance stories
  5. Chocolate chip cookies
  6. Soft music
  7. Writing
  8. Mountains
  9. Swimming
  10. Christmas
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Author Cindy Roland Anderson – Christmas Countdown Blitz, Day 11

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Cindy Roland Anderson is an Amazon best selling author who
writes clean, contemporary romance with a combination of humor, romantic tension and some pretty great kissing scenes. She and her husband live in northern Utah, and are parents to five children, and grandparents to six adorable grandchildren. She is a registered nurse and has worked in the NICU as well as the newborn nursery. She loves to read, almost as much as she loves writing. And she loves chocolate…probably a little too much.
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Lucy Phillips doesn’t want to spend her Christmas vacation dodging her ex-boyfriend, so when he turns up at the airport to give her a ride home, Lucy panics and asks a complete stranger to kiss her. Although the kiss is incredible, Lucy never expects to see the guy again. 
 
Is it bad luck or destiny when Lucy comes down with a sore throat and the new doctor in Snow Valley is none other than Cole Taggart, the guy she kissed at the airport?
 
*NOTE TO READER: THIS IS A REVISED EDITION WITH A BONUS EPILOGUE.

 

Top Ten List: 
  1.      Chocolate covered cinnamon bears
  2.          Sunsets
  3.         Writing
  4.      Reading
  5.      Autumn season
  6.      Shopping at Bath & Body Works
  7.      Clean sheets fresh out of the dryer
  8.      Hallmark Christmas movies
  9.      Camping with my family
  10.      My grandchildren
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Author Tamara Passey – Christmas Countdown Blitz, Day 10 @TamaraPassey

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Tamara Passey was born and raised in Massachusetts around a large family, one that has served as inspiration for most of her writing. She was named Arizona Young Mother of the Year in 2013 and contributes marriage and family articles to FamilyShare.com. She loves most creative endeavors and when she isn’t writing or re-writing, you can find her baking or cross-stitching or walking–though not all at the same time. She lives with her husband and three children in Arizona. Other titles by Tamara include The Christmas Tree Keeper: A Novel, and Mothering through the Whirlwind, a short memoir.
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Four seasons. That’s how long Angela Donovan hoped to know Mark Shafer before they married. But less than a year later, she still fears that she’s repeating the mistake of a failed relationship. 
 
As Christmas approaches, she senses Mark’s plans for a proposal, and wonders if she can learn to trust again. Mark has learned all there is to know about the Shafer miracle trees—or so he thinks. 
 
Papa reveals secrets about the trees’ matchmaking power just as a highway expansion threatens to destroy the family legacy. Mark is determined to save the farm, and the promise of love stirring in the branches of the Shafer miracle trees. Heartwarming and engaging, 
The Tree Keeper’s Promise captures the warmth and wonder of the holiday season.
Q & A with the Author
Describe yourself in 50 words or less
I can write a novel, but ask me to describe myself, and I get writer’s block. I’ve lived as many years in the southwest as I have in the northeast. Both places are dear to me. Also, I love to be creative for the joy it brings.  
What do you love most in the world? 
My family.
What do you fear most? 
Scorpions.
What is your largest unfulfilled dream, and what are you doing to reach it?
Finishing my degree. What am I doing to reach it? Deciding my major.
What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done? 
Motherhood (and still doing it).
Now that we’ve gotten to know each other, tell me a story. It can be long or short. From your childhood or last week. Funny, sad, or somewhere in between. Just make sure it’s yours. What’s your story?
Once upon a time there was a little girl who wanted to write books so she could share stories with her friends. But every time she would visit the library, or read a great book, she would get the idea that she wasn’t smart enough to write her own. Until she was grown and became a mom and was taking care of her daughter who had been sick for several days—during a sleepless night, she had an idea—miracle Christmas trees. She was so excited about the story, she didn’t stop to doubt herself. And The Christmas Tree Keeper was born!
 
 
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Author Tamara Passey – Christmas Countdown Blitz, Day 9 @TamaraPassey

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Tamara Passey was born and raised in Massachusetts around a large family, one that has served as inspiration for most of her writing. She was named Arizona Young Mother of the Year in 2013 and contributes marriage and family articles to FamilyShare.com. She loves most creative endeavors and when she isn’t writing or re-writing, you can find her baking or cross-stitching or walking–though not all at the same time. She lives with her husband and three children in Arizona. Other titles by Tamara include The Christmas Tree Keeper: A Novel, and Mothering through the Whirlwind, a short memoir.
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Though Angela Donovan is out of work and needs money for rent, she yearns for her eight-year-old daughter to have a carefree holiday.
The last thing she wants is the pressure of her daughter expecting a miracle.
But when they pick out a Christmas tree at a cozy Massachusetts tree farm that’s exactly what happens when they learn the trees might be miracle trees.
Mark Shafer is soon to be the new keeper of the Christmas trees when he inherits the family farm. He’d like to run it with a family of his own, but his girlfriend wants nothing to do with farm life. He makes plans to sell so he can propose to his girlfriend and pursue a career in music. Then he meets an unforgettable customer and her daughter, and an  anonymous gift compels them to learn the truth about the trees.

With a buyer willing to pay top dollar for the land, Mark has the fate of the trees in his hand. Will he be able to see what and who is most important? And will Angela give the miracle of love a chance?”
Top Ten List: 
  1. Born in Stoughton–Massachusetts, pronounced Stow-ten, basically not like it looks.
  2. Grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts, home of Rocky Marciano, the boxer. Other than our hometown, he and I don’t have anything else in common. I’m a writer, not a fighter.
  3. I took sailing lessons on the Charles River one summer.
  4. I loved riding my bike, exploring streams, and playing at the park near my house.
  5. I learned to bake bread when I was 36 and found out I’m pretty good at it.
  6. I worked as janitor in college, my hours were 3 to 6 in the morning. I learned how much goes on in the world while most people are sleeping. And the importance of warm socks.
  7. In 2013, I was named Arizona Young Mother of the Year. I attended a convention in NYC and had to give a speech. I was very humbled and also terrified, I burned my forehead with my curling iron and have the scar to help me remember the lovely honor.
  8. I cross-stitch. I think it’s a lost art.
  9. I won a poetry contest in high-school, which may have given me too much encouragement.
  10. I love life even when it is hard.
 
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Author Natalie-Nicole Bates – Christmas Countdown Blitz, Day 8 @BatesNatalie

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Natalie-Nicole Bates is a book reviewer and author.
Her passions in life include books and hockey along with Victorian photography, Frozen Charlotte dolls, and antique poison bottles.
She currently resides in the UK where she is working on her next book and adding to her collection of 19th century post-mortem photos.
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When Maisey Gates is introduced by friends to The Love List as a way to find that special Christmas date, she wants no parts of it, but she
doesn’t want to disappoint her new friends.

Love finds Maisey before she even has a chance to look at her Love List match. Meeting Maisey is a breath of fresh air for Sean Marshall, but Sean he a lot of baggage, some of it potential deal-breakers for his new relationship. 

What Sean doesn’t know is Maisey has a secret of her own.

With Christmas fast approaching, will Maisey and Sean find their Merry Christmas together, or will it be another holiday spent alone?

 

 



Top Ten List: 

 
  1. Staying up late.
  2. Sleeping in.
  3. Dark chocolate.
  4. East European men.
  5. Hockey, hockey, hockey!
  6. Baseball, baseball, baseball!
  7. Thunderstorms.
  8. Binge watching Desperate Housewives.
  9. The Victorian era.
  10. The color red.
 
 
 
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Artesans of Albia Series Book Tour @CasPeace1

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Cas lives in the lovely county of Hampshire, southern UK, where she was born. On leaving school she trained for two years before qualifying as horse-riding instructor. During this time, she also learned to carriage-drive. She spent thirteen years in the British Civil Service before moving to Rome, Italy, where she and her husband, Dave, lived for three years. They enjoy returning whenever they can.

Cas supports many animal charities and owns two rescue dogs. She has a large collection of cacti and loves gardening. She is also a folk singer/songwriter and is currently writing and recording nine folk-style songs to accompany each of her fantasy books. You can listen to and download all the songs from her website: www.caspeace.com.

See the video of her performing live at the King’s Envoy book launch here:
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Taran Elijah’s quest for knowledge uncovers a plot that threatens the world…

Desperate to learn how to control his innate Artesan powers, Taran embarks on a foolhardy plan to acquire the teaching he craves. The military backlash his action unleashes forces Albia’s High King to send Major Sullyan as an envoy to the Fifth Realm. But a dark and treacherous power is moving through the realms and all will feel its influence.

Captured and tortured by the power-hungry Lord Rykan, Sullyan is trapped in Andaryon. Aided by the unlikeliest sources, the major formulates a plan to defeat Rykan and end his quest for the throne. But Sullyan’s strength is fading fast and time is running out. The only thing that can save her is Rykan’s mysterious Staff, which lies buried in the ruins of Taran’s cellar.

Sullyan’s lover, Robin Tamsen, sets out to recover the artefact, but the enemy is two steps ahead of him. If Robin fails to secure the Staff, Sullyan’s life, the Artesan craft, and the very existence of their world is under threat.


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Top Ten List

  1. Anything to do with animals, especially dogs and horses. My favorite horse breed is the Friesian, which is why I put one in my novels. I also own two rescue dogs and support many animal charities.
  2. Singing, especially folk-style songs. I also sing in my local church choir.
  3. Chocolate!!
  4. Dragons and (I have to admit!) unicorns. I have collected figurines and statues of dragons and unicorns since I was small and have a vast collection, some of which live outdoors. But I don’t like “twee”, only ones that look like they could be real.
  5. Reading, especially fantasy and sci-fi.
  6. Country walks.
  7. All wildlife, especially butterflies. I used to breed and release UK varieties, and belong to the Butterfly Conservation Society.
  8. Did I mention chocolate?
  9. Spending time with family members.
  10. Playing my bodhran (Irish drum). I can’t read music so decided to take up drumming instead! It’s fun and very theraputic.

Snippet from King’s Artesan

Robin held out both hands, palms upward. Drawing on his will, concentrating on the space between his hands, he called forth a shaft of Fire and held it there. Molding it to his will, he forged it until it became a glowing, flaming sword across his hands.

Sullyan nodded, pride shining in her eyes.

 

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Author Donna Hatch – Christmas Countdown Blitz, Day 7 @donnahatch

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Donna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.

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Holly’s two Christmas wishes this year are to finally win her mother’s approval by gaining the notice of a handsome earl, and discovering the identity of the stranger who gave her a heart-shattering kiss…even if that mystery kisser is the resident Christmas ghost.

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Top Ten List:
Because it is too cold in the winter….
Donna’s Top 10 Favorite Things to do in the Summer
  1. Go for long walks with a friend
  2. Have a tea party
  3. Go to the beach
  4. Build sandcastles
  5. Watch the sunset
  6. Visit gardens
  7. Make ice cream
  8. Hike with my family
  9. Play miniature golf
  10. Read a good book
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It Must’ve Been the Mistletoe by L.P. Dover – Release Day Blitz @LPDover

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It Must’ve Been the Mistletoe
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Contemporary/Holiday Romance

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Finding your soul mate is a dream Adeline Hamilton thought was just that … a dream. After several failed relationships, she realizes she’s not capable of falling in love. The only passion she’s ever had is teaching U.S. History at the local high school.

A week before Christmas, Adeline is all set for her best friend’s wedding, even though she dreads having to go to it alone. But when she’s given a Christmas wish that could change her future forever, she’s whisked away to the past, to a completely different place and time. It’s also when she meets him, William Blair, the man who steals her heart.

As their relationship grows, Adeline realizes that true love does exist. What she doesn’t know is that her wish can’t last forever, that soon she’ll have to leave the past behind. Will Adeline and William find their way back to each other? Or will their love have to stay where it all began . . . in 1865? With mistletoe and Christmas magic, anything’s possible.

 

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries. 
Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols. 
Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written countless novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed and Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae. 
L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.
You can find L.P. Dover here: 
Email: authorlpdover@gmail.com
Twitter: @LPDover

 

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Author Cindy C. Bennett – Christmas Countdown Blitz, Day 6 @cinbennett

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Bennett lives a most unglamorous life in the beautiful state of Utah. She is the author of several YA books in many subgenres. She’s the mom of two daughters, two sons, two daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, four grandbabies, and a dog. She loves gooey cookies, dark chocolate, and cheesy popcorn. She hates housework and cooking, and has no plans to become a domestic goddess. Her favorite pastime—other than writing—is riding her Harley.

 

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Banished from the South Pole, Kara tries to carve out a new life among the elves of the North. It’s not easy with a secret to protect—a secret she’s cursed with by the unusual circumstances of her heritage: half-elf, half-fairy. In the North, she’s assigned to work with Seb on a special project. He’s the most gorgeous elf she’s ever seen—and the orneriest.
As if being banished wasn’t punishment enough.
Seb introduces her to Trystin, a fairy from the nearby fairy forest. Trystin discerns her secret right away and promises to teach her how to use the powers given to her by the very thing she’s fighting to keep hidden.

 

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Top Ten List: 
  1. Doug—not the cartoon character, but the man I love. He’s what I look forward to the most each day.
  2. My family—I can’t imagine my life without these people who mean the world to me.
  3.  My dog, Phoebe—she’s always over-the-moon happy to see me, and loves me no matter what.
  4. My friends—I am lucky enough (and smart enough) to have amassed a collection of really fun, sweet,
    supportive, loving friends. (This includes my writing group, The Wigz.)
  5. Old-time movies and radio shows—currently I’ve been listening to the old Jack Benny show. J-E-L-L-O!
  6. Dark chocolate—I even pretend it’s healthy for me.
  7. Indian food—particularly from a local restaurant called Bombay House. It’s the bomb (haha).
  8. Thai coconut soup—with chicken and lemongrass, I actually crave this on a regular basis.
  9. Hot chocolate—particularly from Beans and Brews, made with almond milk. Also, my own copycat recipe. (I also just noticed there’s a lot of food on this list.
  10. Writing. That goes without saying, right? I love creating characters and worlds that I can immerse myself
    in.
 
 
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