Christmas Countdown Blitz, Day 4 – Christmas Romance Short Stories @dwhiteauthor @LovingtheBook

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Debbie currently lives in northern California where the beautiful landscapes are often the settings in her books. The jagged coastline, the rolling hills with vineyards and the redwood forest make wonderful sceneries for her romance novellas.

When Debbie isn’t writing or traveling to a book signing, she’s visiting her family on the east coast, traveling to other places on her bucket list, enjoying her backyard, hiking with her husband and riding on the back of their motorcycle.

Although she currently writes romance and women’s fiction, Debbie’s book Ties That Bind is categorized as general literary fiction. Based on true events, Ties That Bind holds a special place in her heart.

As an avid animal lover and parent to two rescue dogs, Debbie donates a portion of her proceeds to animal rescue organizations. When you purchase one of her books, you’re also helping a furry pet with shelter, food and ultimately a new home!

Q & A with the Author:

What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?

Watch my mom die before my eyes as I held her hand.

Please, 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?

I was sicker than a dog a few days back. I’m pretty dramatic so I was convinced I was dying. I wasn’t, I was just sick. And I was sick and tired of being sick. My hubby of 41 years stayed home from work to help take care of me. He made me toast, hot tea and even cleaned up after I sort of made a mess. Now, that’s a man worth keeping and might make a good book boyfriend, what do you think? Lol.

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Saving Peters Tree Farm

After the death of her father, Charlotte Peters makes the big decision to move back to Archer Lodge, North Carolina to help her mom and the family’s failing Christmas tree farm. After a quick stop into the local hardware store, Charlotte is confronted with a part of her past she’d nearly forgotten about. Or had she? Can Charlotte stay focused on why she came to Archer Lodge and let the past be the past, or will her heart be broken once again?

Say It Ain’t Snow!

Melissa Curry is desperately trying to save her family’s ski resort. The drought has done everything it can to dry up their business. When she discovers the town council is planning a detour through the city that will likely chase the rest of the tourists away, Melissa jumps into action to save the day and the town.

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  1. I married my high school sweetheart at the young age of 16 and we’ve been married for 40 years. I’ve known him since the sixth grade! I don’t recommend getting married this young, but 1975 was different.
  2. I’ve lived in Panama, Germany and Korea. I’ve traveled to many more countries. I’ve lived in California, Washington, Maine, Idaho, Colorado, Texas, and South Carolina. I’ve traveled through many more.
  3. I was born in a little town (it’s grown up a lot since then), and for a short time lived on a farm. My mom told me that I used to throw ripe tomatoes at the sheep.
  4. I can’t remember a time that I didn’t have some sort of animal in my life. As a young girl it was a cat, dog, and hamsters. As an adult it was a cat, and dogs, and a huge fish aquarium.
  5. My goal after I retire is to travel to Ireland and Scotland – two countries I’ve not seen. In addition, I really want to do a European river cruise.
  6. Animal rescue is dear to my heart. I donate a percentage of all my book sales to organizations.
  7. I currently have two rescue dachshunds, Dash and Briar. You’ll see some pictures of them on my website.
  8. I earned my Bachelors of Arts in Sociology in 2011. I graduated with honors, Magna Cum Laude.
  9. Writing is not something I’ve always dreamed of doing; however my love of books did spark my desire.
  10. My favorite job was working in a library on an Air Force Base in Texas.
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A Rebel Among Us Book Blitz @jdrhawkins @LovingtheBook

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J.D.R.  Hawkins is an award-winning author who has written for newspapers, magazines, newsletters, e-zines, and blogs. She is one of a few female Civil War authors, uniquely describing the front lines from a Confederate perspective. Her “Renegade Series” includes “A Beautiful Glittering Lie,” winner of the 2013 John Esten Cooke Fiction Award and the 2012 B.R.A.G. Medallion. The sequel, “A Beckoning Hellfire,” is also an award winner. Both books tell the story of a family from north Alabama who experience immeasurable pain when their lives are dramatically changed by the war. Ms. Hawkins is a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the International Women’s Writing Guild, the Mississippi Writers Guild, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and Pikes Peak Writers. She is also an artist and a singer/songwriter. She recently completed a nonfiction book about the War Between the States, as well as two more sequels for her “Renegade Series.” Learn more about her at http://jdrhawkins.com.

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After David Summers enlists with the Confederate cavalry, his delusion of chivalry is soon crushed when he witnesses the horrors of battle. Shot by a Union picket, he winds up at a stranger’s farm. Four girls compassionately nurse him back to health. David learns his comrades have deserted him in Pennsylvania following the Battle of Gettysburg, but his dilemma becomes much worse. He falls in love with the older sister, Anna, who entices him with a proposition. To his dismay, he must make a decision. Should he stay and help Anna with her underhanded plan, or return to the army and risk capture?







 



Top Ten List:
 
  1. I once walked two miles in flip flops and 100 degree weather to see the Delicate Arch in Utah (we thought we were on the short trail, but no. We were on the long trail!)
  2. I am a devout animal lover. My husband and I are down to two dachshunds and a small aquarium. At one time, we owned five cats, five dogs, an iguana, five tanks of fish, a rabbit, a guinea pig, three birds, a rat, two gerbils, a couple of mice, and a snake, all at the same time. My son wanted to become a veterinarian, so I indulged him by having those pets. Guess who ended up taking care of them? (Hint: it wasn’t him!)
  3. I have participated as a Civil War reenactor and served as a docent during the pilgrimage in Holly Springs, Mississippi. I even got my reluctant husband to participate in reenactments. He realized how much fun it was shooting black powder!
  4. I am an artist and a singer/songwriter, and have written over 200 songs. I have recorded an album with my band, duly named the Julie Hawkins Band. (Available on iTunes!)
  5. Although I am left-handed, I play right-handed guitar and am self-taught.
  6. I am adventurous. I had to be, because we have moved over twenty times and have lived in six states. Because of this, I have life-long friends all over the country.
  7. I am spontaneous. When my two sons were young, we frequently took off on day trips, and sometimes weekends, on a whim. I once kidnapped my husband to take him to the Rocky Mountains for his birthday. For our wedding  anniversary a few years ago, I bought two tickets to Ireland and surprised him with them. It was the best trip ever!
  8. I love Ford Mustangs! My first car was a 1965 Mustang. Right now, we have a 1966 sitting in our garage, waiting to be
    restored.
  9. I am a serious plant lover, and have over 60 plants squeezed into our two-bedroom house. Taking a part-time job at a
    greenhouse over the summer was a big mistake!
  10. In everything I see, I imagine a story behind it. My husband is astounded by this, but I chalk it up to being artistic.

 

 
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Sunrise Over Brasov Book Blast @StephBurkhart @GoddessFish

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Sunrise Over Brasov

by Stephanie Burkhart

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About the Book

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Rosa Getzi lives a life of intrigue at Poiana Brasov with Clement, a werewolf, and Cassandra, the witch. Her past doesn’t matter to her – until she discovers what it holds.

Prince Michael Sigmaringen joins his sister-in-law, Caroline, and the vampire prince, Darius, in a daring rescue, igniting Rosa’s desire to find her family. However, all is not as it appears. Rickard, Rosa’s friend, escapes with her. Clement will go to any lengths to get Rosa and Rickard back.

At Darius’ fortress, Michael soon discovers Rickard is a new breed of werewolf – one who can control the change, and Clement hopes to exploit Rickard’s abilities.

Michael’s courage, strengths, and convictions will be tested like never before. Can Michael and Rosa find true happiness and the rid the lupine haunting of the Sigmaringens once and for all?

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Excerpt

The door flung open and a man stepped into her room. Who was he? The vaguely familiar scent of sandalwood and pine filled her senses. Her heartbeat spiked, but she held her ground and set her chin, determined not to show him an ounce of fear.

There was no denying his masculinity. He was tall and his massive shoulders filled out the cloak he wore. Shadows enveloped most of his features, but she could make out his penetrating amber-hazel eyes through the darkness. A soft gasp escaped her.

He raised his hand and lowered his hood. An inherent strength filled his profile. Confidence. Concern. Relief.

Rosa’s breath jammed in her throat. He looked familiar. He smelled familiar.

“Rosa, it’s Michael. Let’s go.”

“I’m not going anywhere with you.”

A frown set against his rugged features. “I don’t have time to argue — now put on a warm

dress and cloak.”

“No.” She was not going anywhere with him despite the relief in his voice.

He sighed and shut the door. Moving with fluid grace, he crossed the room, jerked the

door to her closet open and threw the items he wanted her to wear on her bed. “Get. Dressed.”

“No.” She was determined not to budge, despite the danger outside.

“Rosa, we’re leaving.”

“I’m staying.”

“Why would you want to stay? Clement kidnapped you.”

Disconcerted, she pointedly glanced away from his hard stare. What did he mean by kidnapped? Clement didn’t keep her behind bars and feed her only bread and water. Rosa could even go into Brasov to shop as long as Lucien or one of the bodyguards went with her.

“I’m going to take you back to your mother.”

About the Authors

authorphoto_sunriseoverbrasovStephanie Burkhart is a 911 dispatcher for LAPD.  She was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire.  After serving 11 years in the US Army she currently calls Castaic, California her home. Stephanie was married in Denmark in 1991 and has two young sons. She adores chocolate, is addicted to coffee and enjoys early morning walks.  She’s also an assistant den leader for her son’s Cub Scout den and is a Boy Scout mom. She writes paranormal, contemporary, and steampunk romance and has two children’s books published with 4RV Publishing.

Connect With the AuthorWEBSITE: http://www.stephanieburkhart.com

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/StephBurkhart

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Christmas Countdown Blitz, Day 3 – Color My Christmas @BatesNatalie @LovingtheBook

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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. Natalie contributes her uncharacteristic love of hockey to being born in Russia.

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.

Q & A With The Author:

What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?

Had to cut toxic people out of my life. People I once cared deeply for.

Please, 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?

A few months ago, I was walking through a church cemetery. The majority of the graves are from the eighteenth century. A lot of the epitaphs are no longer readable due to age and the weather. On the side of the church and against the wall, I found a beautiful gravestone for a woman named Hannah. There is an almost perfectly readable epitaph that describes her as twenty-seven years old, and leaving behind her beloved husband and new baby. As lovely as it is, there is something so sad about it as well. She’s all alone. There are no relatives buried near her. It was like she was loved, and then her family moved on, and she is now forgotten. I visit her grave every time I’m in the area and leave her a crystal gemstone that I bury near the gravetone.

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After an unfortunate incident, Dr. Timothy Martin’s career as a surgeon is in tatters. Unable to cope with the changes in his life, his mother insists he visit Meggie Marie, a woman she says can perform miracles with her alternative therapy.

Timothy is reluctant, but maybe Meggie is his last chance to heal.

When he sees Meggie, he is intrigued by the eccentric woman with vibrant red hair, who wears tie-dye and flower headbands. When he gets to know her, she becomes something else to him – hope, joy, and maybe even love.

But is Meggie for real, or is she simply providing him with her special brand of therapy?

With Christmas just around the corner, has Timothy found his Christmas miracle, or is Meggie’s motive something darker waiting to be discovered?

 

 

 Top Ten List:
  1. I was born in Russia
  2. My winters are consumed with hockey
  3. My summers are consumed with Major League Baseball
  4. I’ve lived in four countries
  5. I have a degree in Mortuary Science
  6. I grew my hair for nearly seven years, had over twenty-four inches of hair cut off and donated
  7. I collect antique Frozen Charlotte dolls
  8. I have an extensive collection of Victorian-era photographs
  9. I’ve recently started to collect antique cameos
  10. My favorite book is Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls.
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Christmas Countdown Blitz, Day 2 – The Christmas Bike @taramayoros @LovingtheBook

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Tara Mayoros teaches guitar, paints, occasionally bakes, and loves working with plants. She’s an avid collector of globes and maps, as they help with her incurable case of wanderlust. The Rocky Mountains are her home and they call to her whenever she is in need of inspiration. She explores them regularly with her husband and three children.

 

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Christmas is already going to be tough for Marie and her family. When a series of events is set in motion long before a Christmas Eve tragedy, she is too occupied to notice God’s grace. An emergency letter to Santa sets her on a quest for a Christmas miracle. With time running out, she prays for the first time in a long time. A miracle does happen, but it is not what she expected.

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Top Ten List:

Here’s a list of fun fact and some of my favorite things:Fun facts:

*My husband and I have applied to to the Amazing Race 5 times, we got call-backs once. But didn’t make the show. It would be our ultimate dream to travel and win!

*I love winter sports – skiing, snowshoeing, sledding.

*I love fantasy – Lord of the Rings, The Last Unicorn, Legend, Juliette Marillier is my favorite author of fantasy.

*Horse-riding is one of my favorite things! A horse is my spirit animal.

*Halloween is my favorite holiday and I usually go crazy with decorations and costumes.

Favorite things:

*Spending time with my sweet husband and awesome kids is my favorite! Our family has a Jeep and we go on many, many adventures together in it.

*Being in the mountains is my favorite place to be.

*I love having an art room and I paint and create a lot of things.

*One of my favorite things to do is to find a treasure and make it better. We’ve flipped many homes and are currently remodeling the one we are living in now.

*I like unusual jewelry, shoes, and music. And food – I love food from different countries!

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Christmas Countdown Blitz, Day 1 – The Tree Keeper’s Promise @LovingtheBook

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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.

 

 

 

Top Ten List:
 
· Won some poetry contests in high school, probably gave me way too much encouragement.
· Favorite odd job: worked security at an art museum.
· I can spell gobbledygook.
· I miss fall foliage, cool misty rain, and the need for a warm sweater. But I don’t miss shoveling snow.
· I prefer ocean over mountain, sunset over sunrise. Yet when I head to the gym I get to watch the sunrise over a fair-sized mountain and it’s beautiful every time.
· Love Jane Eyre.
· Favorite word: optimism.
· To get through revisions, I bake a lot of chocolate chip cookies.
· New favorite food: salted-caramel gelato.
· One crafty thing I like to do: make new wreaths for my door.
 
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The Gateway Cover Reveal @CasPeace1 @LovingtheBook

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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:

Find out more at her website: www.caspeace.com

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The scarecrow’s evil knows no bounds …
Having failed to save her friends from the scarecrow’s malevolence, Sullyan plunges into despair. Reen holds all the aces and nothing now, it seems, can prevent him from wreaking utter destruction. Nevertheless, she must try one last time, cast her life away if necessary, to avenge her loved ones. She marshals her forces and marches on Bordenn.
Yet Reen has usurped the power of a Master Artesan, and knows everything Robin once knew. Luring Sullyan to Bordenn is his only desire. The scarecrow squats in his lair, avid for Sullyan’s power, holding one final bargaining chip to force her into surrender. Her only glimmer of hope lies in a vague reference contained in the ancient diary of a long-dead Supreme Master—that, and a whispered message from a familiar spirit.
Yet even hope has its price, and life demands life in return.

First lets take a look inside the book with this excerpt:

As they penetrated deeper into Lerric’s palace, Sullyan grew more and more uneasy. A strange feeling she could not name gnawed at her senses. Partly it was fury, for this was where her life mate had breathed his last under unspeakable torture, and somewhere in this deadly place lurked the monster who had devoured his soul. Her heart clamored for vengeance; her spirit cried for mercy.
Yet she could not locate her enemy, and this gave rise to frustration. Shielded as she was, still she sent forth probes; slim, delicate slivers of power, just enough to touch a wary mind, just enough to give her that edge. Failing continually, her fury grew.
She also felt dread, fear, reluctance. The more empty rooms they searched, the fewer remained. Their quarry was running to ground, and soon they would unearth him. Except he wasn’t running and they were the quarry.
This aspect of her growing unease affected her the most. The palace was a trap and she had entered it willingly. She was dancing to another’s tune, and her choices were limited. Nevertheless, she advanced, caught in this master’s game, compelled by love and justice. Her wounded soul bled with every step she took.
They remained unchallenged and unhindered throughout the length of their search. Nothing moved to dismay them, nothing sounded to alert them. The rooms were all silent, the hallways deserted, no signs of life even in the private rooms Elias had so recently visited. The men of Sullyan’s company strode at her back, eyes alert, swords at the ready, muscles tensed for action. Action they were denied until, at the very last, they came to a large iron-bound door proudly displaying the hunting dog emblem of client-king Lerric.
Limp standards hung on either side of the door, luxurious fabrics worked with gold thread suspended from poles of silver. A horn rested in a niche in the wall, just waiting for the herald to sound it. But the herald was absent and the standards hung still, cold air whispering about them.
“Lerric’s throne room.” Elias’s body quivered with tension. He had caught Sullyan’s frustration and the futility of their search so far was jangling his overstretched nerves. “Anteroom first and then the main hall. It’s large, even by Loxton standards.”
Sullyan didn’t reply and the King cast her a glance, unwilling to intrude on her thoughts. Her men stood behind her in silence.
Finally, she spoke, her voice sounding distant and ragged. “They await us in the anteroom.”
Elias’s head came up eagerly, like a hound scenting prey. “The Baron?”
She shook her head, her expression fixed and grim. She brought up her sword. “His guard.” She turned to Elias and spoke curtly. “Stay by me. Remember your oath.”
It was an unmistakable order and he nodded before turning his attention back to the door. The others shifted behind him, eager for action; anything to end this uncertainty. Those carrying torches left them in sconces or extinguished them. The hallway faded around them.
Wil came abreast of Sullyan and laid one hand on the door, weapon held ready in the other. Sullyan took a deep breath, held it, let it out. On the next inhalation, she nodded to Wil, who took hold of the latch and pushed open the door.
The anteroom was large, as large as Elias’s dining hall. Like the rest of the palace, it was in darkness, but torchlight from the hallway flickered faintly on steel deep within the room. The stirring of feet could be heard, the intake of breath. But no one came to challenge them, no one came to fight. Sullyan let her fury build. It would seem she would have to carry the fighting to them.
So be it.
“Gentlemen. Let us make an end.”
Now lets get a look at this cover!

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Colors of the Sun & Moon Blog Tour @Talia_N @toobusyreading

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Colors of the Sun & Moon

by Talia Aikens-Nunez

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Colors of the Sun & Moon by Talia Aikens-Nunez

Colors of the Sun and Moon is an English/Spanish STEM book which featuring an inquisitive young girl and her grandmother. The bright illustrations engage children and illuminate the science of the horizon with vibrant colors.

An inquisitive young girl questions her grandmother about the science behind the colors of the sun and moon. With a forward by Spencer Christian. “Colors of the Sun and Moon” is the second book from the new multicultural, multilingual children’s press, SundanceKid Press. The mission of SundanceKid Press is to promote cultural, ethnic/racial and linguistic diversity in children’s literature. Each page includes the English text along with the Spanish translation. A free audio recording is available on the SundanceKid Press website.

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Forward by Spencer Christian

As a young child, I was much like the little girl in this book – intensely curious about the wonders of the natural world – asking questions such as those put forth by young Gabriela, “Why is the sky blue; why are leaves green?” My search for answers took me on a fascinating path of discovery, which eventually led me to become a national TV weather forecaster.
If the child in you – or a child you know – finds the world to be a wondrous place, your path to discovery can be found in the pages of “Colors of the Sun and Moon.” “Colors of the Sun and Moon” is the story of 8-year-old Gabriela and her wise and loving grandmother – a grandmother who has the answers to all of her precious granddaughter’s questions about the world of wonders they see around them. While Abuela’s answers are simple enough for a young child to understand, they are factual and scientifically sound.

I applaud author Talia Aikens-Nuñez for giving her readers a story that is appealing on so many levels: it is educational, entertaining, and family-focused. What a rare combination of elements! As I read “Colors of the Sun and Moon,” images from my own childhood flashed in my mind, and I found myself smiling in amusement and amazement. I feel certain that the young reader and the not-so-young reader in your home will enjoy this book as much as I did.

– Spencer Christian, Weather Anchor for ABC 7/KGO-TV, San Francisco

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taliaAuthor Talia Aikens-Nuñez

Talia Aikens-Nuñez wanted to be a meteorologist, a politician and a lawyer. She never thought she would be a writer. It was the birth of her daughter that caused her to start writing. Raising a bilingual child inspired Talia to write lyrical children’s books. Talia’s family loves nature so much that she and her husband vowed that they will always try to live close to water. They live on a river in Connecticut with their kids.

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This I Promise You Release Blitz @MLRodriguez09 @BookEnthuPromo

This I Promise You Release Blitz @MLRodriguez09 @BookEnthuPromo

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Book Title: This I Promise You: A La For & Men of Phoenix Novel
Author: ML Rodriguez
Genre: Military Romance
Release Date: December 1, 2016
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When faced with a life-changing decision, Jake Duval takes the road less traveled. In the face of uncertainty, he stands firm in his beliefs and decides to raise his daughter, Rylee, on his own.

Through perseverance, dedication, and holding onto a dream, he struggles to better himself and give his daughter the world.

Despite his love for his daughter, Jake is disillusioned by love and bitter from betrayal after Rylee’s mother abandons them.

That is, until the moment he sees her—Faith Castellano—and everything seems to fall into place. He begins to believe in crazy things, such as “love at first sight.”

As Faith sweeps him off his feet, they live life, make promises to each other, and experience the beautifulness of love and adventure, Jake comes to discover that nothing is as it seems and sometimes your dreams are the reason those promises you make are broken.

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© 2015/2016 by ML Rodriguez

One, one thousand.

Two, one thousand.

Three, one thousand.

Four, one thousand . . .

My body jerks as my parachute opens, and it is time to maneuver myself to my landing destination.

Soon, I’ll hit the ground and the real ‘fun’ will begin. No problems are expected, but there is always the chance that something may go wrong.

In the seconds prior to landing, a whole lot of things go through your mind. Because you know that once your feet hit the ground, there isn’t a guarantee you’ll go home alive. You may never see your children grow or hold your wife’s hand as it wrinkles next to yours. So many things you never did and should have done go through your mind, and you have to push them back because you have to focus on what’s to come.

It’s times like these you become a praying man. You pray the mission goes well and you can get your men out alive. That even if you go home with a bullet in you, at least you go home alive.

You remember why you carry a gun and fight this fight. Not for yourself, but for something greater. You fight for your country, for your loved ones and their safety, and for honor. For something more than yourself.

Because nothing makes a man greater than what he’s willing to do and sacrifice for the betterment of those he loves.

Despite all my praying, something tells me that this time will be different than the times before. I am not afraid to die, per say, but I am afraid to die without telling my wife and daughter I love them one last time.

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A proud Texan, ML Rodriguez is the author of the La Flor Series and the upcoming Men of Phoenix Series. She writes contemporary romance with a touch of supernatural and emphasizes the importance of family and friendship. ML currently lives in Bavaria, Germany with her husband and two children. She’s a lover of all things coffee, chocolate, and buffalo chicken dip. When she’s not writing, she loves to drive her husband crazy, laugh at the hilarious things her children come up with, or enjoys curling up on her couch with her Kindle.

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Brandon Gray is the pen name of Braden Bell (Brandon writes YA fiction; Braden writes for middle grades). Braden holds a Ph.D. from New York University. He and his family live on a quiet, wooded lot in Tennessee, where he teaches middle school theatre and music. An experienced performer, Braden enjoys reading, gardening, and long summer afternoons writing in his hammock. His most notable skill is being able to eat a full rack of BBQ ribs with one hand on long drives.

 

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Can a human heart overcome a demon soul?

 

When soul-eating demons overrun his world, Kaelis, a young seraph warrior, uses the Queen’s ring to open a portal in space and flee with the infant heir to the throne, landing on earth. Unbeknownst to him, the demon leader, Nsark, follows through the portal, determined to devour the soul of every last seraph, especially the Queen’s heir. After Kaelis hides the baby, Nsark creates the ultimate weapon by fathering a half-human, half-demon: a soul-stealer’s child. 

Sixteen years later, an awkward teen named James struggles to fit in with his peers. In a last-ditch effort, he joins the school play, where he meets Lucy. Something deep draws them together, and their friendship reveals their hidden pasts: one is an angel, one is half-demon. Lucy and James find themselves pulled into an age-old war between their peoples. Hunted by relentless enemies, and grappling with deep-seated instincts and strange new powers, they must fight for their lives, their souls, and each other.

 

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1. My wife
2. My kids
3. My students
4. Dr. Pepper
5. BBQ ribs
6. Amazon gift cards
7. Old Christmas movies
8. Turner Classic Movies
9. My new Amazon Firestick (love this!!!)
10. My job–teaching choir and theatre at a middle school.
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