Cover Reveal – The Birthday Party by Ronald & Juanita Destra

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Title: The Birthday Party

Author: Ronald & Juanita Destra

Release Date: 29 July 2017

Publisher: Destra World Publishing

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Summary: 

This is a great story for young readers, a delightfully fanciful picture book that appeals to kids and adults alike.

The Birthday Party is a book about a young Hebrew boy who turns twelve, but he believes everyone has forgotten his birthday including his parents and friends. He is disheartened by his friends and family not caring about his birthday, having to go through a hectic day while his friends are avoiding him in school not knowing they are planning to throw him the best surprise party ever!

Can his parents, Johnny and other friends pull off the best birthday party ever? Or will their surprise party turn to disaster?

Find out in this stunning story with an unforgettable reading experience that readers will want to pass on to others.

Pick up your copy today!

 ~ About the Authors ~

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Ronald Destra is a children book author, illustrator, publisher, entrepreneur and husband who resides in Florida.

He has published six children books and is a co-founder of Destra World Books Publishing, LLC. His passion is to help children learn that they do have a purpose in life and to never give up no matter what life throws at them.

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Juanita Destra is a medical field worker, author and publisher. She is the co-founder and CEO of Miami-based Destra World Books Publishing, LLC

The company provides professional literary services to authors and business owners. Their company specializes in book, eBook, audio book publishing, marketing, editing, promotion, graphic design and much more.

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Book Blitz: Doppelganger by YL Parker

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Title: Doppelgänger

Author: YL Parker

Release Date: 17 April 2017

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Summary: 

Logline: Fighting and curing deadly strains of bacteria can be tougher that even when you have to time travel in order to do so.

Kristin is a tireless physician who spends her day and nights diagnosing bacteria. The alluring twenty-three-year-old and her mate Peter, who holds the cure to these strains, are separated by time, making them almost impossible to remedy. Peter is an altruistic nomad, a doctor with a fantastic smile and gentle heart. He often falls through time landing at a point where he must create a cure to one deadly strain of bacteria that threatens to destroy all of mankind.

When Sandy Island, lying in the South Pacific, began to sink into the ocean, engineers found a way to save it with a shift in time every few years. Its happy residents were content with their lives until elite scientist, Adam Grigori, searched the sea for a serum to thwart time & induce immortality. His find, harvested from sea animals, is the same serum Adam used on his daughter Dr. Kristin Grigori and medical assistant Dr. Peter Grayson. Kristin and Peter learn all too late that her father infused the serum with a Time Matrix which is illegal and introduces bacteria into the world.

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Sandy Island

The Calderans were sweet romantic people. They sat in their huts and played their banjos and harmonicas. The Sandy Island inhabitants entertained themselves with simple things. Until one day the water came and the island began to sink, the engineers built high-rises and tunnels to the ocean floor to stabilize the island. The land on the surface was uninhabitable. Fifty years would pass then another fifty years; the water would rise ever higher.

It was the most beautiful place to live on Earth, and it frequently shifted in and out of time.  The last time the island was seen on Earth was in 1989. It disappeared from the maps of the land dwellers, and the people of Sandy Island were glad.  Sandy Island was made of cliffs, waterfalls, and grottos.  The surface was covered with waterfalls. The Calderans created skyscrapers out of rock and titanium that stretched to the rocks below the land.

Some lived in high rises above the island that reached to the sky, while others lived in caves, caverns and grottos beneath the ground. The winds and the weather were harsh and unpredictable. It rained for days and weeks, when the Time Shift came, and they found themselves thrown into another land full of dry wastelands and barren deserts. It was only for a moment but it felt like a lifetime. The thirst hung in their mouths and they could not escape it. Some called it a curse, and tied them to this unique island nation. Some could not and would not leave. None ever tried to leave, for fear of what might happen.

There were stories of those who tried to leave their island country. Dried and brittle, skeletons were found on nearby islands.  Their fate outside their world was the ever-yielding thirst. Scientists researched the animals of the sea to find a link that would help them weather the Time Shift that plagued their land and their people. The elite looked to the creatures of the island for immortality. The Nautalum invited the Calderans into their lives with open arms. Until one day, the cuddly race of sea creatures saw into the future how the Calderans would repay them. The Nautalum made the thirst part of them. So they would never forget. When the water came in full force, the Calderan scientists searched for another weapon, they devised one, time travel to control those fifty years, and they stood ready to use it.

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 ~ About the Author ~

YL Parker was born and resides in  North Carolina. She has been a teacher for over 18 years.She was a Lecturer online at King Khalid University in Languages and Translations in 2013. She began working on her doctorate in Transformation Leadership. She is currently an engineering entrepreneur developing projects in energy, media, and healthcare. She has always loved stories ever since she was a young girl. She wrote screenplays for ten years and now has brought her storytelling to books. She has BA in English and a MA in Teaching and Learning with Technology. 

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Title: Archangel Love

Author: YL Parker

Series: Archangel #1

Release Date: 5 June 2016

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Summary: 

Diana Deluna comes to Rome to finish her last year in high school at St. Clare’s High. Diana’s father is called to investigate the disappearance of The Shroud of Turin from a museum in central Rome. The archangel Michael has taken the image of a man and tracked the shroud and other ancient relics to the shores of Italy. Michael stumbles upon one of several keys that have opened the cells to some of the most dangerous dark archangels of all time. Michael summons the seven archangels of light to help him bring the fallen he imprisoned back to justice. Michael saves Diana from a demonic attack. Diana Deluna finds herself in a world of angels and demons forced to survive while loving a man who isn’t human.

17664694Title: Hillary Hermes: Vampires vs Witches

Release Date: 14 March 2013

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This novel is set in San Juan County, Washington. Hillary Hermes was once the most feared alchemist of her time. She awakens in this time as Hillary Somers, her memory is gone, and all of her inherited powers are trapped inside the body of a frail, timid, teenager who’s filled with doubt. Time has transported her through the line of the Somers Witches.Lovers are caught in the war between vampires and wtiches.

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Title: Don’t Make Me Angry

Release Date: 17 February 2013

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A sheriff leaves her native Oklahoma to join the police force in big City Seattle. She uses her multiple personality to help her fight crime.

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Book Blitz: From Broke to BOSS by Alize Levy

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Title: From Broke to Boss

Author: Alize Levy

Release Date: 29 Apr 2017

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Summary: 

Have you had enough with working 40+ hours a week just to barely pay your mortgage, utility bills and supermarket shopping?

Are you dreaming of jumping out of your unsatisfying salary and see your finances taking THAT upward trend that will guarantee lifelong financial independence?

Are you OUT OF WORK and in urgent need of a steady, constant income? Are you COLLEGE STUDENT or PENSIONER wishing to boost your meagre budget with an impressive on-going income stream?

If so, it’s time you took matters into your own hands!

We Are Taking Your From Broke To Boss! In Simple, Efficient, Easy To Follow Steps!

Working overtime has never made a diligent worker rich!

Unemployment insecurity is not what you dreamt of!

Consistent revenues that bring financial stability to spice up life with the confidence and flair of wealthy living take DRIVE and KNOW HOW, rather than the exhausting rat race most of us are struggling with.

This motivational guide on how to make money THE CLEVER WAY is far more than a financial advice book:

It is a ground-breaking book on success, a personal growth manual, aiming at inspiring the right MINDSET, your strongest weapon to skyrocket your finances and fulfil your potential in the modern business arena!

Work Smart, Not Hard!

Get precious insight on how to make the life-changing shift from ACTIVE to PASSIVE INCOME STREAMS, gain valuable free time, push away financial worries and start living the quality life you deserve!

Let seasoned entrepreneur, acute appreneur and accomplished artist Alizé Levy introduce you to the secrets of generating robot-streams FOR LIFE, through INVESTMENT or STARTING YOUR BUSINESS from scratch and make loads of money from the comfort of your own home!

Delve into the mysteries of generous passive income online, capitalize on the THOUSANDS of online revenue business and learn how to make your plan on TURNING YOUR BUSINESS INTO PASSIVE OPERATED to sit back and enjoy life to its fullest!

Will These Passive Income Ideas Work For You?

It depends! Are you determined to start mastering the income streams NOW? How soon do you wish to start enjoying LIMITLESS MONEY FLOW?

Make up your mind, tune yourself into a SUCCESS MINDSET and embark on a tremendous money-making opportunity, getting From Broke to Boss

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 ~ About the Author ~

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Alizé Levy is a multi-passionate creative mind and entrepreneur who resides and creates in West London. Her love of writing began early on in her life, and she has been writing ever since. She is also a dedicated singer/songwriter, actress, and vlogger. Currently, she serves as the Owner of Badd Yutes, an inspirational apparel company.

Throughout her multifaceted journey, Alizé has had the opportunity to perform for over 50,000 people at Festival Mundial, obtain a publishing deal with TF1, and compose music for various TV shows and films. She has also earned the number 1 position on a multitude of EDM charts.

As a self-development and motivational author, Alizé specializes in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and she is in the midst of studying Swift Programming Language.

No matter what creative venture she takes on, Alizé is always driven to help people harness their limitless potential for their greater good.

During her free time, Alizé still enjoys nurturing her artistic side by knitting and creating music. She is also an avid traveler, student of life, and gourmet food aficionada. Above all, she loves spending quality time with her family and is the proud mother of three beautiful children (all under three years of age).

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White by Angelina J. Steffort (The Wings Trilogy #1)

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Title: White

Author: Angelina J. Steffort

Series: The Wings Trilogy #1

Release Date: 19 Apr 2017

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Summary: 

“I love you,” he said with a smile on his lips. And then his eyes snapped open, flashing green. A radiating white blur shot out from between his shoulders, smashing everything within reach. I was thrown to the ground by the force of it and something hard hit my head. The last thing I saw was Adam’s shape against the white radiating light that seemed to have its source inside of him…

When 18 year old Claire Gabriel meets Adam, her life takes a drastic turn. He seems to have stepped right out of a fairy tale, he shows this alien glow in his eyes, and he is beautiful – more than anything.

Before she can think twice, she finds herself in love with the mysterious boy, unable to evade the dark shadow their feelings for each other draw up; because Adam isn’t the only mysterious creature hovering around Claire.

Soon Claire finds herself a target in the the eternal war between good and evil . . .

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“Angelina J. Steffort has crafted a deeply engaging world with a level of astounding detail. For an author’s debut, this is world-building at full power and romance writing as it should be.”

(Toni Weiss, Creative Partner, Little Lights Studio)

~ Teaser ~

Prologue

There always has to be somebody who takes responsibility for our sins. When I was a child, I thought it was God. When I didn’t believe in God anymore, there was a time when I thought others would take the blame. Now I know it is me, and no one but me. Everything else is a lie, and lying is a sin. . .

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 ~ About the Author ~

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“Chocolate fanatic, milk foam enthusiast and strict fan of the southern sting-ray. Writing is an unexpected career path for me.”

“Angelina J. Steffort was born on February 28th 1984. She has multiple educational backgrounds, including engineering, business and music. Angelina writes YA fantasy and is the author of The Wings Trilogy, currently working on the second part. Her debut novel White was released on April 19th 2017.

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Release Blitz for Ever the Wayward Sky by Oliver Phipps

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Title: Ever the Wayward Sky

Author: Oliver Phipps

Release Date: 23 Apr 2017

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Summary: 

The Civil War is over. But for Sergeant James Taft, there seems to be no end in sight. He had seldom considered what he would do after the war, because he never believed he would live through it.

James briefly returns to Pennsylvania in an unsuccessful attempt to work as a farmer. He then sets out to find peace and somehow vanquish the ghosts in his soul. What he can’t possibly foresee, as he rides west, is the epic story of tragedy and triumph that he will take part in.

“It’s unfortunate, but true, that darkness must often be complete, before we notice the subtle glimmer of hope.” – Doc Jefferies, Ever the Wayward Sky.

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As the days passed, James felt himself sinking further into depression. He tried to work on the family farm but couldn’t focus on the tasks. Darkness slowly began to swallow him from the inside out.

“Well, we finally pulled that old stump out of the South field.” John attempted to sound encouraging at the dinner table.

“That’s wonderful. That old tree always irritated your Pa. I’m glad we took care of it, and it is gone.” His mother glanced over at James after saying this.

Her son sat staring blankly at his plate of food. He heard nothing they had said.

His mother turned and looked across the table at John, who then glanced over at his wife, Velma. All three now watched James as he held his fork over his food and appeared to be far away.

The two children took notice of what was occurring and began watching their Uncle also.

Realizing the children were watching, Velma stood up and took a pitcher of water over to James.

“Would you like some more water, James?”

He almost shook as he came out of the apparent trance.

“Oh, no Velma, thank you.”

Johnny laughed a little, and this caused Grace to giggle as well.

“You children eat now. No playing.”

“Yes, Grandma.” Both children replied, almost in unison.

James looked around the table with a lost expression on his face.

“I think it’ll rain tonight,” John said in an attempt to bring supper back on track. “What do you think James?”

“Yes, it might.”

He knew something wasn’t right. He realized now that he’d been somewhere else. He didn’t know what to do about it, though. He glanced around at his family. He loved them dearly, but he didn’t belong here. He wasn’t sure where he belonged, but he knew now that it wasn’t here.

Later, as James lay down to sleep, the rain began. The soft pattering of raindrops outside his window caused a soothing effect, and he drifted into sleep. Then the thunder came, and as James slipped farther into slumber, he found himself on a faraway battlefield again. As the sounds of the storm erupted outside, the cannons roared on the battlefield of James’ dream.

“I heard them was Morgan’s boys over there, Sergeant.”

A young private nervously spoke to Sergeant Taft, who was riding back and forth in front of the men. James reined his horse in to answer the young cavalryman.

“Don’t matter who they are, Private! That cavalry unit is protecting the Reb’s flank, and we’ll run them off the battlefield, or die trying!”

When James said this, the private appeared to calm down. But he was still obviously frightened. All the soldiers appeared concerned. The horses moved underneath them nervously; sensing death to be close at hand. Smoke from the guns drifted through the unit’s ranks as James scanned the faces of his men.

He then moved closer to the young private. James thought he might be able to say something to calm the young man, but as he came near, the soldier began to speak.

“I sure got the feeling that I’m going to be one of those that die trying, Sergeant. You ever get that feeling?”

James reined in his mount again, trying to calm it. The horse quivered under him in an apprehensive excitement for the battle at hand. Then, James lied to the young private. He always lied in these situations.

“Almost every day, Private.” After James had said this, the man calmed some more. He smiled a little. James smiled slightly as well, and then he thought of several other men that had told him the same sort of thing over the years. They all died on the battlefield after telling him this. The cracking of rifle and cannon fire became intense. He positioned his horse to the front of the unit, ready for battle.

Their lieutenant rode swiftly up from the back of the unit.

“Alright boys, it’s time, let’s give’em hell.”

The lieutenant then pulled his saber out and nodded to their bugler, who immediately sounded the charge. Sergeant Taft spurred his horse just as the lieutenant charged forward.

“Let’s go 9th,” James yelled out, and his heart began to pound inside his chest.

The ground began to tremble as the horses burst into a gallop.

James looked across the field at the enemy just as bullets began to sing around him.

He became hot as the blood rushed to his head. Then, as always, he slowly became numb as the specter of death approached.

He put the reins in his mouth and lowered his head as if facing a fierce wind. He could now see the enemy’s faces clearly.

As the gap closed, he pulled his saber out with his left hand and his revolver out with his right.

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 ~ About the Author ~

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Oliver Phipps served in a Special Forces unit of the United States Army and studied at MSC. He has spent much of his life traveling throughout the world. Visiting many countries in Asia as well as Alaska, The Canadian Yukon territories and as far north as the Arctic Circle.

In 2004 Oliver published his first book and continues writing books articles and short stories. He has had eight books on the Amazon bestseller lists at the time this was written, with as many as five on a bestseller list at one time. In June of 2015 Oliver’s novel A Tempest Soul landed the #1 bestseller spot in its category, garnishing Oliver his first number one bestseller.

Currently Oliver and family reside happily in the U.S.

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Book Blast: Fractured Angel by Ken Williams

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Title: Fractured Angel

Author: Ken Williams

Release Date: 6 June 2014

Publisher: Sakura Publishing

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Summary: 

How would you go about trying to help your daughter who, suffering her first psychotic break at fifteen, is chased by her wounded mind to the streets of Santa Barbara? That is the dilemma that Lynne Swanson faces. Out of her element, and definitely out of her comfort zone for this professional woman, she is forced to seek the help of Kerry Wilson, a social worker for the homeless. Unfortunately for her, Kerry is rough-necked loner that has no inclination to hold the hand of a woman who he feels is out for a lark at the expense of his homeless clients. The harsh and deadly realities of the streets in one of the wealthiest cities in the world and an attempt to close a homeless shelter, just as winter sets in, produces a dramatic race against time with the life of Lynne’s daughter in the balance.

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Chapter 1

Shadows danced. Living darkness surrounded her like a malevolent maelstrom. She clawed with broken nails under the oversized sweater. Dread coiled in her stomach. Lifting the sweater, she looked down at her handiwork: red and swollen welt lines had begun to ooze out blood.

Her dying fire glinted off yellow eyes, staring at her from the darkness with deadly indifference. They were already considering her dead meat, perhaps breakfast. The thought brought a brittle smile to Tracy’s chapped lips. It wasn’t far from the truth.

Because of the weak light, her real tormentor was banished to the shadows. This quieting knowledge allowed her to pay closer attention to the fat rat. Long whiskers twitching—its manically cruel and amoral eyes focused on her. Tracy curled her arms under her legs and drew them harder into herself, making her slight frame appear even smaller. For a fifteen year old, she hadn’t filled out, or grown much since she’d been twelve. And the little weight she had gained recently was lost to a near starvation diet. Her clothes now hung loosely.

Fear dropped her body temperature. She shivered. It forced a scream that she quickly drowned with parched saliva. Her head snapped left to right. She knew he was there. She could feel his menacing presence. She knew from experience that he could reach out at any moment, raking her insides with barbed claws.

Home for Tracy was an oppressive cave, like a dwelling made of corrugated tin. In reality, it was a convergence of drainage pipes that opened up, offering refuge for her homeless clan, haphazardly formed. She shared the shelter with a rat. She also shared it with others— residing both within her mind and without. He, on the other hand, was a visitor, coming and going unannounced, and always unwanted. He didn’t care for what others wanted, or their feelings. Social niceties, privacy, and so much more were absurdities. He did, however, thrive on discomfort, especially hers.

Tracy had to pee. But her bathroom was the trash-strewn field behind the tunnel, and his presence crippled her with fright. When was the last time she had cleaned up? Showers were one of her fantasies: To smell soap. To feel hot water rinsing silky shampoo from her hair. A smile came. And it rapidly broke. She knew the others had the courage to make periodic runs over to the Sally for occasional showers. But she didn’t.

She scratched through a hole in her sweater at the body lice. She knew that her smell offended the others, but they were too protective of each other to boot her out. She wouldn’t last long on the outside.

She was tired. Her eyes felt like lead. Wistfulness forced her gaze over to her bed, a thread worn sleeping bag that had been pushed off to the side. It hadn’t always been that way.

She bolted upright. Fear hopscotched from goose bump to goose bump across her skin. She shuddered. It wasn’t the presence of the rat. Anytime she thought about the changes that had come over her, it was fear that gripped her heart.

When the voices and intrusive thoughts had first begun to surface, she had thought of sharing them with her mom or others, but she was afraid of ridicule, and she was unsure if that wasn’t the way of adulthood. After all, she was just a kid. How was she supposed know what normal was, and wasn’t?

Sitting in almost total darkness, trepidation drew aged lines across her face. Staring hard at the rat, she watched him pawing at the dirt. Was he about to charge her like a raging bull? She looked around, hoping to see her companions; that is—the ones who existed independent of her mind. But, like so often recently, aloneness stared back. Cold hollowness froze her insides as if they were carved out by a scalpel. A hard shiver rolled over her. Fear registered in degrees.

Tensing her muscles, she prepared for flight. Paused. She convinced herself that it was just an ungrounded fear. She pretended that the other wasn’t present. And, the rat was no threat. He hadn’t done anything to hurt her. He hadn’t even really threatened her. As was often the case, the frightening situation was made harmless once she was able to acknowledge fear and meet it head on.

She smiled. Maybe the rat could be a friend? She could use a friend. She stared down at it. It was lonely too! Tracy’s paranoia dissipated. The insight that a fellow creature shared sadness with her opened her heart. Looking about, she found a chunk of stale bread from last night’s dinner.

Slowly, she reached out her hand, holding the bread before the rat. An offering. The rat perked up with interest. With no fear, it quickly paced the few steps that separated him from breakfast. It sniffed the bread, and began to nibble. A crooked smile came upon Tracy when his long whiskers tickled her hand. Suddenly, the rat chomped down hard, yanking the bread free. She squealed with delight. Her eyes brightened, honoring the courage of the rat. If only she had such inner strength!

That last wish washed sadness over Tracy, sweeping the brightness from her eyes.

Tracy once again looped her arms through her legs and began rocking back and forth to the beat of a cadence, heard only by her. Humming a gentle children’s lullaby, her soft voice filled the lonely void. Abruptly, she stopped. The sudden silence was first oppressive, and then terrifying. An ache swelled within her body and soul, rising like high tide before a storm. She shut her eyes. Tears broke from them. She swallowed the liquefied salt hard. A new insight: Fear had a taste. She missed her Mom. Maybe she would know what to do about the voices.

Her lips pinched hard. Her mom wasn’t there. She was alone. Her only companion was a rat. It was possible that even her roommates only existed in her head. Maybe, the only reality was Him—the danger that lurked in the darkness. Her body locked up as she forced herself not to look about. Maybe he was simply waiting for the fire to die out, before he jumped from the blackness to devour her. Tracy rocked harder and began humming again. She ratcheted up the volume and increased the intensity. No longer was it a lullaby. It was the only trick she had left. And it did help with the voices. The dying light flickered—its will to live fleeing. Her own, was not too far behind.

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~ About the Author ~

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Ken Williams is an Author, poet, Vietnam Vet, and homeless rights advocate among many other things. He strives to live his life peacefully and enjoys writing about topics that matter. Topics like how to help homeless, for example. Not only that, but Ken has been the recipient of many awards, including the prestigious CIVIL RIGHTS HERO AWARD and the A.C.L.U. Distinguished Services Award in California.

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Book Tour: Tidal by Lisa Terry

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Title: Tidal

Author: Lisa Terry

Release Date: 24 March 2017

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Most of the south Carolinians who hate 17 year old Jessa Pierce do so in the open, but one of those haters, bent on revenge against Jessa and her boyfriend, pulls the strings from behind a curtain. Figuring out if this revenge has anything to do with her parents’ mysterious deaths is more than Jessa can comprehend. Believe it or not, she has bigger, more immediate problems.

Jessa and her step-brother have to find a way to keep their little sister happy since their new guardian doesn’t seem interested in the three of them. When the little sister’s need for stability leads Jessa to a new profession, she realizes happiness for herself is an impossibility and love is just as elusive.

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Chapter 1 (small part)

Whoosh. My whole body jolts, and I grind my teeth to hold back a stupid little-girl scream. Slowly dragging my eyes from the tiny airplane window, I look to my side expecting to see the face of the overly helpful (and really aggravating) flight attendant. Not even. Sitting in the seat, his leg almost touching mine is a boy, maybe closer to a man, and he puts his finger to his full lips.

Brown eyes dance with amusement until they lock on mine. I crack my mouth open before his desire attacks my nose.

“That’s not your seat.” My voice is raspy like I haven’t talked to anyone in a while. I haven’t.

He raises his black eyebrows, a scar cuts through the one on the right, and he swoops his brown waves off his forehead. “Well, I know we were supposed to switch seats at the beginning of the flight if we were going to, but how was I supposed to know my neighbor would be a snorer and an armrest hogger?”

“I reserved that seat,” I whisper. If JJ would’ve sent the company plane after me, this wouldn’t be necessary. Isn’t our island big enough for first-class seating planes now?

“You like your space, huh?” He smiles a smile that’s probably supposed to charm me right out of my pants.

It’s not about the space. I just like to inhale clean air, not an aggravating boy’s desires.  “You’re not supposed to sit there.”

“But you won’t rat me out.” He relaxes his arm on the armrest and nods. “Nice.”

After a glance around the other seats, it’s obvious he’s safe from anyone else caring too. Most people are passed out since it’s a late-night flight. My eyes lock on the seat in front of me, its blue and gold weave looking like someone puked blueberries and eggs.

What would he do if I yelled? Nope, I don’t have the nerve. But he doesn’t know that. Fighting a smile, I fling my mouth open.

His eyes double in size before he clamps his hand over my mouth. “Don’t.”

With my head jammed against the headrest, I have to stretch my eyeballs to the max to see him. And almost crack up at his face.  His oh-shit-what-have-I-done face. But I didn’t get a good breath before, and now I have to inhale through my nose: I want to stay here. I want to get to know this girl and find out why she isn’t happy.

I reach up and snatch his hand away. “I am happy.”

“Whoa…pretty defensive. Wait, I didn’t say you weren’t.”

Holy crap. Holy crap. Holy crap, I’m a moron. “Go away,” I whisper.

“Tell me how you knew that.”

When I don’t answer he sighs. “Okay, then tell me why you’re not happy.”

I could answer him. And then this nosy boy could laugh and move on. But I’m not brave enough to shout my angst to the world. Can there be anyone on this earth more pitiful than me?

“Perfectly happy.” My problems have very easy solutions according to Professor Renard. I could have sex with the nearest asshole—you’d love that wouldn’t you, Renard? Get a little bit of the sultry eye?

I have two months to figure “sexy” out or I’m out. Will Mother find somewhere else to stick me, or will she insist I stay home? Excuse me, Mother, while I gag constantly over your stupid, petty desires.

Suppressing a yawn, I try to ignore my seat thief and stare out the window again.

“I’m going to be out there one day,” comes his gruff voice from behind me. His pullover almost touches my cheek when he points out the window. “It’s where I belong.”

“Belong?” I’ve never felt like I belonged here either. How could I? But a freak like me, inhaling people’s desires instead of smells, doesn’t belong anywhere.

“Yup.” His lips pop on the P.

He’s got to be screwing with me. That or somehow he’s contracted my “ability.” I eye him, but there’s no hint of a smile on his face. I shut my mouth and chance a tiny breath: I can’t wait to get my degree and pilot’s license and then on to Astronaut Corps. I want to get to know this girl.

Oh, an astronaut. But what’s up with this getting to know me stuff? He just wants to get to know me? Weird. “Are you gay?”

My face heats up to an astronomical temperature. Why can’t I just be smart?

“No. Why?”

Why? Good question. Like, why couldn’t my freak ability be something helpful like super-intelligence so I wouldn’t ask stupid, embarrassing questions? Or what about something my modeling professors would love—owning my beauty. The cherry on top of my confidence sundae would be not breaking out in hives when a photographer mentions the word sexy. “Nothing.”

“Do I match too well or something?” He tugs at his navy blue pullover.

“No,” I say with a smile.

“Finally.”

Finally what? Did I do something? “What?”

He grins at me. “A smile. You looked almost normal for a second.”

That’s me, the exotic blonde beauty…normal would be nice. And Professor Renard thinks my looks are a good thing.

“You’re going to get an early wrinkle,” he says. He runs his finger down the center of my forehead to the top of my nose. I freaking let him. And I have no idea why.

Yes, I do! I need sexy…sultry. Experience to draw from so I’ll photograph better. Yeah, that’s gonna work—we’ll just bump uglies right on the plane.

But a kiss….

I swivel my eyes toward him to get a secret eyeful. His brown hair is wavy, almost curly. It’s the kind that looks soft and silky and very finger-runable. Kinda like a little boy’s. His eyes are brown. Just normal brown, but they’re soft and happy. Below them his face angles to a point, though his jaw line is squared.

Slowly I bring my eyes back to my ugly seat. I clench my teeth; my face heats up again.

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 ~ Review ~

It’s always interesting finding something new to read, and let’s be honest it was my first attempt at Lisa Terry’s work. And well, I’m impressed. The cover and summary hooked me up right away and I knew that this would be my top April book!

Have you been looking for something not too much vanilla for a romance but not too horror so you can sleep at night? You might have just found it! If you want to see the bullying, the thriller that makes you blood go cold one minute and heart pump next one, Tidal is your book!

I’m a big sucker for a good villain, and I was not disappointed, You want to know more? Sorry, I’m not spoiling anything here, that’s only for my best friend who is bend to make my life hell trying to make me see all those adaptations of either anime or books… Sorry, I guess I got carried away!

Enjoy it! You might find it not to your liking, but you know everyone is different, but if you do do tell me what was it, I’m curious! I for once loved the main characters! Jessa is one of kind of character and you don’t want to miss your chance getting to know her!

~ About the Author ~

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Lisa Terry lives in the South riding the state lines of Florida and Alabama. She has enough animals to call it a small farm, so she’s either insane or caring. Or insanely caring. She’s a print news reporter, and editor, and an aspiring Hogwarts student. On any given day, you can find Lisa playing video day, you can find Lisa playing video games, sitting on the beach or organizing per pagents. She gave up on fitting in a long time ago and now is fine with being called a walking contradiction. Lisa writes Young Adult and New Adult: contemporary, thriller, mystery, horror and paranormal.

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~ Other Books by this Author ~ 

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Title: Moment(s)

Release Date: 10 Jan 2015

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Summary: 

They’re dying to be fans,

Scottish rocker Julian McLane lives as normally as possible. But fame can be lonely, which might be why he’d spent a year looking for a girl he caught making a wish behind the concert arena. his fans aren’t happy to share him now that he has found Emilie – too bad their violent dispeleasure only puches the couple together.

Emilie needs protection from rabid fans, so Julian convinces her to tour with him and his prank-loving bandmates so his security team can wath over her too. Julian thinks tehir coupledom is as right as a long song. But something’s very wrong about murder victims wearing the band’s concert bracelets. Someone seems intent on downsizing the fandom.

Julian holds a twisted mess of clues about the killer’s identity, with every day bringing a different theory, and he’s beginning to think finding the killer means losing Emilie forever.

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