BLOG TOUR: TAINTED HARVEST BY E.DENISE

I am happy to be part of the Blog Tour for the book ‘Tainted Harvest’ by author E. Denise Billups, thanks to Shalini and her Digital Reads Blog Tours.

Tainted Harvest: A Simone Doucet Series
Blurb
She escaped servitude for a worse fate. Now she wants everyone to know what happened.
Simone Doucet is searching for a meaningful life. As a travel writer, she’s searched but hasn’t found a purpose yet. She accepts an assignment that takes her to Magnolia Sunrise, a historical bed-and-breakfast on the bluffs of Natchez, Mississippi. Soon, frightful images of a young slave girl, Delphine Randolph, haunt her every evening. Are the dreams related to the assignment? Will she find answers in Natchez?
The first night at the B&B, a ghostly visitation transports Simone to 1863, antebellum Natchez. Through spectral eyes, Simone sees Delphine’s history. Her servitude as a wet nurse to her master’s wife, rape, and forced pregnancies, her daring escape, and early demise inside a Civil War contraband camp known as the Devil’s Punchbowl. Delphine wants everyone to know what happened to her at Magnolia Sunrise and inside the Union soldier’s encampment. She won’t stop haunting Simone until she TELLS HER STORY.
But why has Delphine chosen Simone? Will this awakening bring a new purpose to Simone’s life? Or more untold mysteries to be discovered?
BOOK LINKS
AMAZON USA – https://amzn.to/2TKeGJp
AMAZON UK – https://amzn.to/36fiRjg
AUTHOR BIO
E. Denise Billups is an author with a rare mixture of southern and northern charm. She was born in Monroeville, Alabama, and raised in New York City, where she has worked in finance and as a freelance columnist and currently resides. A multi-genre author of fiction, she has published four novels—Keepers of the Gate: Twilight Ends (Book 1), Kalorama Road, Chasing Victoria, and By Chance. She has also written several supernatural short stories, including Off the Grid, Ravine Lereux: Unearthing A Family Curse, The Playground, and Rebound. As an avid reader of magical realism, mystery, suspense, and supernatural novels, she was greatly influenced by authors in these genres.
Currently, she is working on book two of her trilogy, Twilight Ends, a paranormal historical fiction, and book two of Simone Doucet Series to be released in 2022.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
Website: https://edenisebillups.com/
Next Chapter Publishing: https://www.nextchapter.pub
Facebook: @E. Denise Billups
Twitter: @DeniseBillups
Goodreads: @E. Denise Billups
YouTube: @E. Denise Billups

BLOG TOUR: TAINTED HARVEST BY E.DENISE

Blog Tour: Princess and Country by Emmanuelle Snow.

Thank you to Shalini and her Digital Reads Blog Tours for giving me the opportunity to participate in the Blog Tour for the book ‘Princess and Country’ by author Emmanuelle Snow.

PRINCESS AND COUNTRY
Excerpt -1

My throat closed. No air could come in and out of my lungs. I’d never meant to fall for my brother’s best friend. Especially considering I was pretty sure my brother had feelings for her too. I’d known Dahlia Ellis my entire life. I used to cheer them on when they were just kids singing songs to us in her backyard. For as long as I remembered, I considered her a little sister.
Not anymore.
No matter how I tried to bury my feelings and stay away from her, I failed. Dahlia occupied all my thoughts. Even at school, I became a fool every time I caught sight of her or heard her laugher in the hallway.
Nobody knew about my crush. Not even my friends. It’d been going on for quite some time but had intensified in the last few months. So much that I was miserable the days we didn’t cross paths. I tried to ignore my soaring feelings. I really did.
Two years ago, I even dated Vanessa to forget about Dahlia, but it backfired because she cheated on me, accusing me of not caring about her.
Lately, I noticed how Dahlia had been looking at me. With heat and a glint in her eyes.
Each time our eyes met, my heart either beat faster or jammed in my chest.

Excerpt -2

My boyfriend turned to face me, and I hurried into his arms. “Princess, you’ll be amazing up there. Look at me.” I tilted my head back. “I’m so proud of you.” He tucked a strand of hair behind my ears.
I rose to my tiptoes. “I love you.”
With the pads of his fingers, he wiped the tears pooling in the corners of my eyes.
“I love you too.”
I looked around. “It’s kinda scary. All those people. The stage, the crowd—”
“Carter will be up there with you. You have nothing to worry about.”
Riley stepped next to us. “Okay, Dahlia, time to go. Ready?”
“I guess.”
Would my voice be shaky like this on stage?
Butterflies took flight in my stomach. The not-so-fun kind.
I walked away, my hand locked in Jeff’s, touching until our fingers broke apart.
Carter neared me and snaked his arm through mine. “It’s okay, Dah. I’m here. We can do this. Just follow my lead, I’ll take care of everything.”
Those words.
My pulse evened.
We exchanged a smile as Stud padded in our direction and put his arms around us.
“Let’s show them what we’ve got.” He stopped and pulled us into his embrace. “We’re kicking off our first world tour. How awesome is that? Let’s do this, motherfuckers.”
Stud’s longish stubble rapped my cheek.
“Oh yes,” Carter said as I replied, “Let’s make history.”
The lights of the stage blinded me. My heart sank down to my toes. “Seventy thousand people,” I said, mostly to myself. “Seventy thousand.”
My insides tightened. Carter said a few words to the crowd, but I registered none. My eyes drifted to the right side where Jeff stood. Did I look like a deer caught in headlights? My fingers shook. My head turned. My legs wobbled. I tried to breathe, but my lungs were closed for business.
“You can do this,” Jeff mouthed.
I swallowed the lump choking me.
Carter strummed the first chords of “Heart for Rent.” My heart leaped in my throat. Why did I agree to this? I loved our simple garage band. This, right here, was way too big for a White Crest girl like me. I shut my eyes, silencing my thundering heart. I could do this. I breathed out. My fingers played on their own. I locked my eyes on my best friend. He winked. No one was here except the two of us—and Stud. We were back in Carter’s garage, dreaming about getting fifty people to come see us play.
This—right here—was our dream.
I rolled my shoulders—chasing the tension away—rotated my neck and found my voice.

BLURB
Her best friend and his brother.
A passion that can’t be shared.
A record deal that will bring her all over the world.
And one fateful night.

Country superstar Dahlia Ellis is sweet, leveled-headed, and passionate.
When she finds herself loved by both her best friend and his brother, Dahlia must find a way to come to terms with her own feelings without leaving too many broken heart’s pieces behind.
Despite her best intentions, Dahlia will be sucked into a tornado of love and loss that will hurt her and the people she loves the most.

One night will change the rest of her life.
One night will shatter everything she’s ever known.
And one encounter will give her the courage to dream again.

For Dahlia, fame, money, and beauty don’t mean anything. And her story is one of love, strength, trust, and fate.
When her life falls apart, will Dahlia be able to get back out there and rise to the top again?
Get to know a younger version of Carter Hills in this prequel of Pink and Country.
Princess and Country is the second book in this small-town, second chance, country music romance series.
If you like raw emotions, sizzling moments, relatable characters trying to overcome their flaws to reach their goals, lots of heat, banters, and chemistry, you’ll enjoy Emmanuelle Snow

BOOK LINKS
AMAZON USA https://amzn.to/2Up9TgC
AMAZON UK https://amzn.to/2UnMeNz

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Smart, Sexy, and Sassy Love Stories
Emmanuelle Snow is a contemporary author of mature YA and New Adult love stories, who likes to give life to strong characters who’ll fight with all they have to reach their life goals and find their own happiness.
Emmanuelle is in love with love. Especially those complicated, deep, and passionate feelings that make a relationship extraordinary and complex, all at the same time.
In her spare time, when she’s not writing or reading, Emmanuelle likes to go on road trips—with her four kids and her own soulmate—watch movies, paint, or do some DIY, always with a cup of green tea in her hand and listening to country music.
She splits her time between beautiful Canada and the small US towns she adores.
Find all of Emmanuelle’s books here: http://www.emmanuellesnow.com/books

Author Social Media
Website http://www.emmanuellesnow.com
Bonus chapters and bonus scenes http://www.emmanuellesnow.com/PAGE
Snow’s VIP newsletter
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Blog Tour: Princess and Country by Emmanuelle Snow.

Cover Reveal; Princess and Country by Emmanuelle Snow.

I am doing a Cover Reveal for the book ‘Princess and Country’ by author Emmanuelle Snow, thanks to Shalini and her Digital Reads Blog Tours

Title: Princess and Country
Series: Pink and Country – book 2 (Interconnected standalones)

Author: Emmanuelle Snow
Publisher: Smart Lily Publishing inc.
Genre: Romance / New Adult
Trope: A friends-to-Lovers, small-town, country music romance
Cover Design: Olivia Pro Design
Photo: Deposit photos
Model: (unknown)
Release Date: July 13, 2021
PRE-ORDER PRICE $0.99

Synopsis:
SUMMARY: Dahlia Ellis is a country music superstar who finds herself loved by her best friend and bandmate and his brother. In her heart the choice is clear. Dahlia loved both men, but she’s only in love with one of them. Will she fight for what her heart wants knowing she’ll break someone else’s, or will she stay away?
But life has its own game plan ready for her. Despite her best intentions, Dahlia will be sucked into a tornado of love and loss that will hurt her and the people she loves the most.
For Dahlia, fame, money, and beauty don’t mean anything. And her story is one of love, strength, trust, and fate.

BLURB:
Her love and her best friend
A passion that can’t be shared
A friendship that needs no words
A record deal that takes her all over the world.
And one fateful night that stops her world.

Country superstar Dahlia Ellis finds herself loved by both her best friend and his brother. Without leaving too many broken heart pieces behind, she must find a way to traverse through her own feelings and live her life with the one she was meant to be with, even if it means breaking a heart that loves her the most.
But life has its own game plan ready for her. Despite her best intentions, she will be sucked into a tornado of love and loss that will hurt her and the people she loves the most.

3 lifetimes…
One night will change the rest of her life
One loss will shatter everything she has ever known
And one encounter will give her the courage to dream again.

Fame, love, success aren’t enough to protect her heart from bleeding.
Will Dahlia be able to survive after everything she has ever known crashes and burns?

And just how many heartbreaks can she actually survive?

Princess and Country is the second book in this small-town, soulmate, country music romance series.

It’s full of raw emotions, sizzling moments, heat, banter, and chemistry.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58442564-princess-and-country

Buy Links:
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B097YRWCJM/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Princess-Country-Pink-Book-ebook/dp/B097YRWCJM
Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/Princess-Country-Pink-Book-ebook/dp/B097YRWCJM/
Amazon: AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/Princess-Country-Pink-Book-ebook/dp/B097YRWCJM/
Amazon Universal: https://amzn.to/3xXrQkJ

B&N: NONE
Kobo: NONE
Apple Books: NONE
Google Play: NONE

Universal Buy Link:
http://www.emmanuellesnow.com/princess-and-country
http://www.books2read.com/princess-and-country
https://amzn.to/3xXrQkJ

Paperback: Yes
Audio: no yet

Author Information:

Smart, Sexy, and Sassy love stories

Emmanuelle Snow is a contemporary author of mature YA and New Adult love stories, who gives life to strong characters who’ll fight with all they have to reach their life goals and find their own happiness. She loves her characters to be relatable and realistic.

Emmanuelle is in love with love. Even complicated, deep, and passionate feelings that make a relationship extraordinary and complex all at the same time.

In her spare time, when she’s not writing or reading, she likes to go on road trips—her four kids and her own soulmate—watch movies, paint, or do some DIY, always with a cup of green tea in her hand and listening to country music.

She splits her time between beautiful Canada and the small US towns she adores.

Author Links:
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/esnowauthor
Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/snowvip
Newsletter: http://emmanuellesnow.com/subscribe/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/snowemmanuelle
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Bookbub: http://www.bookbub.com/authors/emmanuelle-snow
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/snowemmanuelle
Amazon Page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B094GR5ST4
Website: http://www.emmanuellesnow.com
Book link on website: http://www.emmanuellesnow.com/princess-and-country

Cover Reveal; Princess and Country by Emmanuelle Snow.

Book Blitz: REED, Men and Country, by Emmanuelle Snow

I am doing a Book Blitz on Book ‘Reed, Men and Country Part 3 by Author Emmanuelle Snow, thanks to Shalini and her Digital Reads Blog Tours.

BLURB MEN AND COUNTRY COLLECTION
Three men. Three stories.
A country music superstar. His manager. And the guy who doesn’t believe in love.

They’re successful, hard-working, and honest.
But their personal lives are far from perfect. Their hearts are lonely and their beds empty.
They believe they have their lives all figured out. Until they meet women who disrupt everything they knew about love.
Trusting someone else with your heart is always risky.
Sometimes, the pros surpass the risks.
But sometimes, all you can do is run for your life.

BLURB REED
Three men. Three stories.
A country music superstar. His manager. And the guy who doesn’t believe in love.
Reed Knight doesn’t believe in love. Thanks to his parents who sent him back and forth between Canada and the US growing up, he has put walls around his heart. Thick walls that no woman has ever broken through.
Career-driven, Reed has everything he needs in life: friends, a successful business, and pleasure on the side.
Yes, his life is complete. According to his own standards, at least.

But when she walks into his life, tornado-style, it disrupts everything he ever thought he knew.
Nothing matters anymore. Not the lock around his heart. Or his stupid decade-old rules.
Can Reed find it in him to love someone else, or will his icy heart stand in the way?
EXTRACT REED
Gilbert raised his hands in surrender and slouched into one of the two white leather chairs facing my desk. “You really think what you two have is purely sex?”
​“I know it is.”
​“That easy, huh?”
​“Yep. You won’t see me propose or walk down the aisle anytime in the next century, so there’s nothing wrong with having a little fun on the side.”
​“And what if Gabrielle develops feeling for ya? What if she falls in love with you? You know it’s a possibility, right? You look dapper. Women are shitty friends with benefits. They’re lovers. All of them. Sooner or later, Gabrielle is gonna expect some sort of commitment from you. Just wait and watch.”
​Gilbert shrugged, smirking.
​I dropped my feet to the carpeted floor, swiveled and leaned forward, my elbows propped on my folded legs, and straightened my back.
​“There will be no commitment, no relationship, and absolutely no love involved. If the ins and outs of our arrangement change, then there won’t be an arrangement anymore. Simple as that.”

BOOK LINKS
INFO: http://www.emmanuellesnow.com/reed
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57988296-reed

Amazon USA: https://amzn.to/3vclUms

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2TJsB24

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Smart, Sexy, and Sassy Love Stories
Emmanuelle Snow is a contemporary author of mature YA and New Adult love stories, who likes to give life to strong characters who’ll fight with all they have to reach their life goals and find their own happiness.
Emmanuelle is in love with love. Especially those complicated, deep, and passionate feelings that make a relationship extraordinary and complex, all at the same time.
In her spare time, when she’s not writing or reading, Emmanuelle likes to go on road trips—with her four kids and her own soulmate—watch movies, paint, or do some DIY, always with a cup of green tea in her hand and listening to country music.
She splits her time between beautiful Canada and the small US towns she adores.
Find all of Emmanuelle’s books here: http://www.emmanuellesnow.com/books
Author Social Media
Website http://www.emmanuellesnow.com
Bonus chapters and bonus scenes http://www.emmanuellesnow.com/PAGE
Snow’s VIP newsletter
(for all the cool stuff, promos, releases, and free gifts)
Readers’ VIP group Snow’s Soul Mates facebook.com/groups/snowvip
Facebook facebook.com/esnowauthor
Goodreads goodreads.com/emmanuellesnow
Bookbub bookbub.com/authors/emmanuelle-snow
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Twitter twitter.com/snowemmanuelle
TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@snowemmanuelle

Book Blitz: REED, Men and Country, by Emmanuelle Snow

Blog Tour, Book ‘Pink and Country’ by Author Emmanuelle Snow.

I am doing a Blog Tour for the Book ‘Pink and Country’ by author Emmanuelle Snow, thanks to Shalini and her Digital Reads Blog Tours.

Pink and Country

BLURB

A cabin in the mountains.
A chance for a fresh start.
A dropped towel that seals their fate.
Lost and confused, April Simmons has no clue how to turn her life around. When her best friend sends her to a cabin in the mountains for a month, alone, to work on herself, April has no idea that her handsome, yet broody and enigmatic neighbor is country music superstar Carter Hills.

Carter has everything other people would kill for: money, success, and fame. And yet, being at the top has never felt so lonely.

The moment April and Carter meet, sparks fly, but neither is ready to give in to temptation.

Been there. Done that.

But soon, Carter decides April, the colorful and sassy woman living next door, is worth breaking every rule he set for himself years ago, and nothing she’ll do or say will keep him away. The more April resists, the more Carter pulls her in.

Can April trust Carter with her heart, knowing he has the power to shatter it into a million pieces?

Loving Carter Hills is like riding a roller coaster. It’s breathtaking. It’s fast. It’s scary. And it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

EXCERPT
HN touched my forearm, and I snapped out of my daze. I shook my head, blinking, rebooting my confused brain.
​“Hello?”
​“Sorry. Got lost for a moment. What did you say?” I straightened my back, projecting fake confidence. My insides had dissolved a long time ago.
​“I said I’m going into town this afternoon. You need something? Groceries? A pair of boots? Anything?”
​HN fixed me with a heavy stare. My organs failed. My breath caught in my lungs.
​I opened my mouth and closed it a second later.
​“Did you hear me? Pixie?” Warmth stirred low in my belly at the sound of his deep, husky voice. He narrowed the distance between us, his body grazing mine now. When he spoke close to my ear, I stopped breathing for a full minute. “So, do you need anything?”
​“I—I’ll go by myself,” I said, my voice shaky and low.
​“No offense, but the roads are icy, and your car will never make it up here on the way back. We’ll take my truck.”
​“Excuse me, are you making fun of Miss Dolly?”
​“Miss who—? Oh, crap, did you give your car a name?” HN raked his fingers through his already tousled hair sprinkled with snowflakes.
​“Don’t look so surprised. Lots of people do.” I folded my arms over my chest and tipped my chin up. “Anyway, I bet your dick has a name, too. Not judging.” Why was I fixated on his penis? Damn it. Keep your thoughts to yourself, April.
​“I—Never mind,” HN said before his eyes drifted down my body. His voice lowered. “What if my dick has a name? You—”
​My tongue swept over my lips, and my heart pounded faster. I had no oxygen left in my brain to argue. HN’s palm brushed my shoulder, and I shut my eyes, breathing in his manly scent, the addictive mix of pine and cedarwood. Everything inside me screamed to kiss him again. His warmth reached my core. I leaned into his touch, bunting his hand the same way Bernice always did when I petted her.
​“I…what?”
​HN sucked in a breath. My body sizzled.
​I squeezed my legs tight, my composure slipping away.
​My neighbor, without doubt, the most handsome male specimen I’d ever laid eyes on—according to my sex-crazed hormones—clamped onto my forearms with both hands and flashed me a grin. My chest rose and fell in quick succession. I was panting like I just ran a marathon, even as my feet were glued to the snowy ground. I stepped forward, the gap between us shrinking. My breasts swelled. My lips tingled. My lungs idled.
​HN pivoted on his heels and walked away.
​“See you later, Pixie.” His long strides brought him inside his cabin in no time, leaving me speechless and spellbound.
​Aching and needy.
The heat radiating from me could melt the freshly fallen coat of snow all over town.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Smart, Sexy, and Sassy Love Stories
Emmanuelle Snow is a contemporary author of mature YA and New Adult love stories, who likes to give life to strong characters who’ll fight with all they have to reach their life goals and find their own happiness.
Emmanuelle is in love with love. Especially those complicated, deep, and passionate feelings that make a relationship extraordinary and complex, all at the same time.
In her spare time, when she’s not writing or reading, Emmanuelle likes to go on road trips—with her four kids and her own soulmate—watch movies, paint, or do some DIY, always with a cup of green tea in her hand and listening to country music.
She splits her time between beautiful Canada and the small US towns she adores.

Find all of Emmanuelle’s books here: http://www.emmanuellesnow.com/books

Author Social Media
Website
http://www.emmanuellesnow.com
Bonus chapters and bonus scenes
http://www.emmanuellesnow.com/PAGE

Snow’s VIP newsletter
(for all the cool stuff, promos, releases, and free gifts)
Readers’ VIP group Snow’s Soul Mates
facebook.com/groups/snowvip
Facebook
facebook.com/esnowauthor
Goodreads
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Bookbub
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Twitter
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Blog Tour, Book ‘Pink and Country’ by Author Emmanuelle Snow.

Cover Reveal- ‘Pink and Country’ by Emmanuelle Snow.

I am doing a Cover Reveal for the book ‘Pink and Country’ by author Emmanuelle Snow, thanks to Shalini and her Digital Reads Blog Tours.

Emmanuelle SNOW – Pink and Country​1

Pink and Country

BLURB

A cabin in the mountains.

A chance for a fresh start.

A dropped towel that seals their fate.

Lost and confused, April Simmons has no clue how to turn her life around. When her best friend sends her to a cabin in the mountains for a month, alone, to work on herself, April has no idea that her handsome, yet broody and enigmatic neighbor is country music superstar Carter Hills.

Carter has everything other people would kill for: money, success, and fame. And yet, being at the top has never felt so lonely.

The moment April and Carter meet, sparks fly, but neither is ready to give in to temptation. 

Been there. Done that.

But soon, Carter decides April, the colorful and sassy woman living next door, is worth breaking every rule he set for himself years ago, and nothing she’ll do or say will keep him away. The more April resists, the more Carter pulls her in.

Can April trust Carter with her heart, knowing he has the power to shatter it into a million pieces?

Loving Carter Hills is like riding a roller coaster. It’s breathtaking. It’s fast. It’s scary. And it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Smart, Sexy, and Sassy Love Stories

Emmanuelle Snow is a contemporary author of mature YA and New Adult love stories, who likes to give life to strong characters who’ll fight with all they have to reach their life goals and find their own happiness.

Emmanuelle is in love with love. Especially those complicated, deep, and passionate feelings that make a relationship extraordinary and complex, all at the same time.

In her spare time, when she’s not writing or reading, Emmanuelle likes to go on road trips—with her four kids and her own soulmate—watch movies, paint, or do some DIY, always with a cup of green tea in her hand and listening to country music.

She splits her time between beautiful Canada and the small US towns she adores.  

Find all of Emmanuelle’s books here: http://www.emmanuellesnow.com/books

Author Social Media

Website

www.emmanuellesnow.com

Bonus chapters and bonus scenes

www.emmanuellesnow.com/PAGE

Snow’s VIP newsletter 

(for all the cool stuff, promos, releases, and free gifts) 

Readers’ VIP group Snow’s Soul Mates

facebook.com/groups/snowvip

Facebook

facebook.com/esnowauthor

Goodreads

goodreads.com/emmanuellesnow ####

Bookbub

bookbub.com/authors/emmanuelle-snow

Instagram

instagram.com/snowemmanuelle

Twitter

twitter.com/snowemmanuelle

Cover Reveal- ‘Pink and Country’ by Emmanuelle Snow.

Book Blitz- ‘Where The Stork Flies‘ by Linda C. Wisniewski.

I am doing a Book Blitz for the book ‘Where The Stork Flies’, by author Linda C. Wisniewski, thanks to Shalini and her Digital Reads Blog Tours.

WHERE THE STORK FLIES

BLURB

Kat is at loose ends after her husband ditched her and their daughter followed suit. When a lost time traveler appears in her Pennsylvania kitchen, she grasps at the chance to give her life meaning by helping the woman find her way home. But a mysterious stranger insists they are together for a purpose. Slipping through a portal to an 1825 Polish village, Kat meets her own ancestors and discovers how her own mistakes derailed her life. Can she bring her new understanding of forgiveness and unconditional love back to the present and heal her family before it’s too late?

Where the Stork Flies – excerpt

By Linda C. Wisniewski

Chapter One 

The winter Regina arrived, I had a lot on my mind. My part-time job at the public library was going nowhere. My husband had left me over a crazy misunderstanding, and our 19-year-old daughter, who had always favored him, blamed me and followed him out the door. Lonely and confused by the turn my life had taken, I stumbled into the kitchen that morning and found the back door standing open, letting in a few flakes of snow.

Get a grip.  I slammed the door closed. A whimper came from behind me. I whirled around to see an old woman in a long brown skirt, loose white blouse, and a muslin headscarf. She stood beside my kitchen table, shivering. A scream escaped my throat and then hers, both of us yelling like a crazy banshee duet.

“Who the hell are you?”

She jumped back, knocking over a chair. Selene, my old gray kitty, meowed loudly and ran from the room.

“What do you want?” I shouted as she scuttled over to a corner, clutching a piece of cheese. Her wide eyes looked so terrified I felt for a second as if I were the intruder, not she. Her face was wrinkled parchment and her hair around the edges of her headscarf was gray, but her round cheeks, those small brown eyes above a long straight nose: I had seen them before.  On my grandmother’s face. A woman who raised me from the age of ten. A woman who had died over thirty years before. It was her. And not her. A queasy little wave traveled through my stomach.

“Who are you?” I said again, my voice shaking. I wondered if she was some sort of hallucination brought on by lack of sleep. My hands groped for the back of a chair. 

She licked dry lips and held out both trembling hands, still clutching the cheese. “Przepraszam, Pani, she pleaded. “Prosze mi wybaczyc!” 

A wash of pity flooded my heart. Her voice was soft and hoarse, and though I didn’t 

understand her words, I knew their rhythm, the pattern of her sentence, the rise and fall and cadence. She spoke Polish like my Babcia, and my mind responded with words from my childhood to ask what she was doing.   

“Co ty robisz?” 

The old woman’s lips trembled. “Pani, mi wybaczyc,” she whispered and waved the cheese in her hands, still begging forgiveness as her gaze darted around the room as if she was expecting punishment to come from some corner.  

I didn’t know how to say, Relax, it’s okay, so I grabbed another phrase from my childhood, the one that meant Hello.  “Dzien dobry. My name is Kat. Katherine.” I pointed at my chest, where my heart thumped a jagged rhythm. “Katarzyna.” 

She nodded and positioned her feet on the floor as if ready to run.

AUTHOR BIO 

Linda C. Wisniewski is a former librarian and journalist. Her work has been published widely in literary magazines and anthologies, and on her blog, www.lindawis.com. She is the author of a memoir, Off Kilter: A Woman’s Journey to Peace with Scoliosis, Her Mother and Her Polish Heritage. Linda lives with her husband in Bucks County, PA. 

Social media information:  

Twitter  https://twitter.com/Lindawis  @lindawis

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LindaWis46

Link tree   https://linktr.ee/lindawis

Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/lindacwisniewski/

Blog https://lindawis.com/blog/

Book Blitz- ‘Where The Stork Flies‘ by Linda C. Wisniewski.

Book Blitz – Lockdown Innit- Poems About Absurdity by Marjorie Mallon.

I am doing a Book Blitz for the book ‘Lockdown Innit – Poems About Absurdity’ by author Marjorie Mallon, thanks to Shalini and her Digital Reads Blog Tour.

BLURB
Lockdown Innit is a poetry collection of eighteen poems about life’s absurdities and frustrations during lockdown. Wherever you live in this world, this is for you. Expect humour, a dollop of banter and ridiculous rants here and there. Amongst other delights, witness the strange antics of a swan posing by a bin and two statuesque horses appearing like arc deco pieces in a field. Check out the violin player on a tightrope, or the cheeky unmentionables wafting in the lockdown breeze!
AUTHOR BIO
My alter ego is MJ – Mary Jane from Spiderman. I love superheroes!
On the 17th of November I was born, in Lion City: Singapore, (a passionate Scorpio, with the Chinese Zodiac sign a lucky rabbit.) My early childhood was spent in Hong Kong. During my teen years, my parents returned to my father’s birthplace, Edinburgh, where I spent many happy years. As a teenager, I travelled to many far-flung destinations. It’s rumoured that I now live in the Venice of Cambridge, with my six-foot hunk of a Rock God husband. My two enchanted daughters have almost flown the nest, but often return with a cheery smile to greet me.
During the day, I work in an international sixth form with students from around the world. I’m the meet and greet lady who welcomes them to their new college and issues them with late slips when they don’t get to their lessons on time!
I write YA fantasy, paranormal, horror/supernatural short stories, flash fiction and short form poetry. More recently, I have produced and compiled an anthology/compilation set during the early stages of COVID-19 entitled This Is Lockdown. Following on from this, in February 2021 I will be releasing Lockdown Innit, poems about absurdity.
I’ve been blogging for many moons at my blog home Kyrosmagica, which means Crystal Magic. From time to time I write articles celebrating the spiritual realm, inspiration and my love of nature, crystals and all things magical, mystical, and mysterious.
My eclectic blog shares my three loves: reading, writing, and creativity. I adore reading and have written over 150 reviews on my blog: https://mjmallon.com/2015/09/28/a-z-of-my-book-reviews/
AUTHOR SOCIAL MEDIA DETAILS
Authors Website: https://mjmallon.comAuthors Amazon Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/M-J-Mallon/e/B074CGNK4LTwitter: @Marjorie_Mallon
#ABRSC – Authors Bloggers Rainbow Support Club on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1829166787333493/Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17064826.M_J_Mallon
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/m-j-mallon
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mjmallonauthor/

BOOK LINKS
Kindle Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08VW81Q53/
Kindle Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VW81Q53/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56949934-lockdown-innit
Universal link for kindle: https://mybook.to/Lockdowninnit

Book Blitz – Lockdown Innit- Poems About Absurdity by Marjorie Mallon.

Cover Reveal: ‘A Beast So Beautiful’ by Carlyle Labuschagne.

I am doing a Cover Reveal for the book ‘A Beast So Beautiful’ by Carlyle Labuschagne, thanks to Shalini and her Digital Reads Blog Tours.

Blurb

A darkness falls over the land when the Queen of Rurith dies.
Consumed with grief, King Ivar blames their son, Prince Leif, for her demise, and locks him away in the forgotten tower of the castle.
The Prince is left in total despair, until a girl, with hair the colour of a red sunset and green eyes shows him mercy.
For six years she visits him in secret, giving him hope where none existed before.
But Ruith hides many treacherous things that threaten to bring the Kingdom to its knees.
Until the Prince and his beastly curse are released.

AUTHOR BIO
Carlyle is a USA Today Bestselling, international bestselling and international award winning South African author – with a flair and passion for mixing genres, adding loads of drama to every story she creates. Carlyle has traveled the world with her books in hopes of connecting with all kinds of book loving people, to learn as much as she can from other book cultures with the hopes of bringing the knowledge back to her home country.

Her goal as an author is to touch people’s lives, and help others love their differences and one another by delivering strong messages of faith, love and hope within every outrageous world she writes about.
Carlyle uses writing as a healing tool, and that is why she has started her very own writers support event – SAIR Book Festival.

Founder of SAIR Book Festival
Co-Founder of Fire Quill Publishing.
Founder of Help build a library in South Africa.

AUTHOR SOCIAL MEDIA
Website
http://www.carlylelabuschagne.com/

Twitter
@AuthorCarlyle

Cover Reveal: ‘A Beast So Beautiful’ by Carlyle Labuschagne.

BOOK BLITZ ‘FREAK’ BY LESLIE GEORGESON.

I am doing a Book Blitz for the book ‘Freak’ by Leslie Georgeson, thanks to Shalini and her Digital Reads Blog Tour.

Blurb:

I eyed the nearest “no trespassing” sign mounted on the fence about ten feet away. With all the surveillance cameras, he had to know I was out here. I was probably lucky the guy hadn’t had me arrested yet. 

Another hour passed. 

The sun was disappearing over the horizon now, darkness settling in. It didn’t look like I was going to be successful today. 

With a heavy sigh, I gathered up my bag and rose to my feet, deciding to call it a day. 

My skin prickled as something moved on the other side the fence. 

I spun around, my heart smacking into my ribs. 

The heavily-treed yard now deep in shadows, it took a moment for my eyes to take in what had appeared before me. Even then, I wasn’t entirely sure what I was looking at in the low light. He stood as still as the tree trunks surrounding him. 

My hand flew to my throat, my eyes widening.  

Gasping, I stumbled back, tripping over my own feet and falling into the underbrush, my bag landing beside me. 

I tilted my head back, unable to tear my gaze away.

Ohmigod. Ohmigod. Oh. My. God.

Jealousy. Betrayal. Family secrets.
Appearances are everything in my family. We are the Strongs. Fame is our birthright. Music flows through our veins in a continuous harmony. Flaws are unacceptable.
When my parents got a good look at the freak they’d created, I was hidden away, my existence wiped out.
Until they discovered my secret.
Now I had something they wanted.
Taking it from me didn’t faze them. They believed they were entitled.
I was just a boy, unable to fight back.
So I did the only thing I could.
I vanished.
That was nine years ago.
Now they are back, and they want something from me again.
They send the sexy and oh-so-tempting Mia Bennett to persuade me, and I’m helpless to resist her.
Mia seems innocent in my family feud, but is she really?
I can’t be sure.
All I know is she makes me feel alive again. She gives me the courage to just be me. She’s the new inspiration behind my music, my heart’s own melody.
But something dark and twisted lurks close to home, and leaves me questioning who is friend and who is foe.
Now I am forced to make a decision that could well break me.
How far am I willing to go for the woman I love?

Author bio:

Leslie Georgeson writes a blend of romance and suspense, sometimes tossing in a dash of sci-fi or paranormal to make things more interesting. From genetically-altered super soldiers (The Dregs) to deceptive, daredevil rescuers (The Pact), her stories are laced with danger, action, and plenty of steam. Music and the mafia combine in her newly released romantic suspense series, Something Real. Book one, FREAK, is now available at all retailers. Look for the next book, SNITCH, in the spring of 2021.

Leslie is an avid reader, a nature and animal lover, a plant enthusiast, and enjoys spending time with her amazing family. She lives with her husband of 25+ years and her teenage daughter on a quiet country acreage in Idaho.

Freak book links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08NGNQ84W
Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/freak-something-real-1/id1540613481
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/2940164730635
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/freak-something-real-1
Smashwords:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1054242
Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50977985-freak
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/freak-romantic-suspense-something-real-book-1-by-leslie-georgeson 

Author links:

Webpage: https://lesliegeorgeson.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorlesliegeorgeson/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lesliegeorgeson
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7827259.Leslie_Georgeson
Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Leslie-Georgeson/e/B00I2T6QFO/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/leslie-georgeson

BOOK BLITZ ‘FREAK’ BY LESLIE GEORGESON.