Blue Fire – Blog Tour and Giveaway #Thriller #Suspense

Blue Fire

A Victoria Emerson Thriller Book 2

by John Gilstrap

Genre: Thriller, Suspense

John Gilstrap, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Jonathan Grave novels, continues his acclaimed Victoria Emerson thriller series with Blue Fire. In the wake of a global conflict that has devastated America, one woman must lead—and protect—a community of survivors determined to rebuild all they have lost . . .

They call it Hell Day—a world war that lasted less than twenty-four hours. Nations unleashed weapons that destroyed more than a century’s worth of technology. Electrical grids cannot generate power. Communications and computers cannot run. And the remnants of the U. S. government cannot be depended upon. Those who survived must live as their ancestors did, off a land ruled by the whims of nature.

One-time congressional representative Victoria Emerson has become the new leader of the small town of Ortho, West Virginia. She has been struggling to provide food and shelter for the town’s inhabitants, while coping with desperate refugees. An autumn morning’s calm is shattered when her teenage son sounds the alarm with the cry “Blue Fire”—the code phrase for imminent danger.

A band of National Guardsmen intends to take Ortho and its resources for themselves. They have enough soldiers and firepower to eliminate anyone who dares to stop them. But Victoria swore an oath to defend and protect her people, and she isn’t about to surrender. It’s time to tap into the traditional American values of courage, ingenuity, and determination – and fight fire with fire.

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Crimson Phoenix

A Victoria Emerson Thriller Book 1

Brad Taylor meets The Stand in a riveting novel of suspense kicking off a brand new series perfect for fans of the page-turning novels of A.G. Riddle, Mark Greaney, and Matthew Mather.

One of the most singular and compelling heroines to come along in years.”
—Jeffery Deaver,
New York Times bestselling author

Snaps with action from the very first page.”
—Marc Cameron,
New York Times bestselling author of Stone Cross and of Tom Clancy’s Code of Honor

From John Gilstrap, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Jonathan Grave novels, comes Crimson Phoenix—first in the new Victoria Emerson Thriller series. With America brought to the brink of destruction, one woman becomes the last hope of a nation and its people . . .

Victoria Emerson is a congressional member of the U. S. House of Representatives for the state of West Virginia. Her aspirations have always been to help her community and to avoid the ambitious power plays of her peers in Washington D. C. Then Major Joseph McCrea appears on her doorstep and uses the code phrase Crimson Phoenix, meaning this is not a drill. The United States is on the verge of nuclear war. Victoria must accompany McCrea to a secure bunker. She cannot bring her family.

A single mother, Victoria refuses to abandon her three teenage sons. Denied entry to the bunker, they nonetheless survive the nuclear onslaught that devastates the country. The land is nearly uninhabitable. Electronics have been rendered useless. Food is scarce. Millions of scared and ailing people await aid from a government that is unable to regroup, much less organize a rescue from the chaos.

Victoria devotes herself to reestablishing order—only to encounter the harsh realities required of a leader dealing with desperate people . . .

Just the thing for readers who feel oppressed by the pandemic lockdown.”
Kirkus Reviews

A gripping page-turner.”
—Taylor Stevens,
New York Times bestselling author

An explosive story that keeps your mind churning and pulse racing . . . Don’t miss this powerful new series from a master thriller writer.”
—Jamie Freveletti, international bestselling and award-winning author

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John Gilstrap is the New York Times bestselling author of award-winning action novels including the Jonathan Grave Thrillers and the Victoria Emerson Thrillers. A master of action-driven suspense, his books have been translated into more than 20 languages. He is the recipient of an International Thriller Writers’ Award for Against All Enemies, the ALA Alex Award for Nathan’s Run, and a two-time ITW Award finalist. A nationally recognized weaponry and explosives safety expert as well as a National Shooting Sports Foundation member, John Gilstrap frequently speaks at conferences, events, clubs, youth programs, and military bases. He is a former firefighter and EMT with a master’s degree in safety from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in history from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. John lives in Fairfax, Virginia.

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McCool Mythos Blog Tour and #Giveaway #Horror

McCool Mythos: Tales of the Dark and Mysterious

by M.I.H. McCool & John R. McCool III

Genre: Horror

Think carefully before turning the cover…

Prepare yourself for an escape into a world of the harrowing and peculiar. McCool Mythos: Tales of the Dark and Mysterious is a collection of bite-sized tales brought to you by the brother/sister duo, John R. McCool III and M.I.H. McCool in their debut collaboration.

From stories following average people facing supernatural horrors to legends of strange circumstances involving even stranger creatures, each tale is sure to make you think twice before shutting off the light.

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M.I.H. McCool grew up in southern Mississippi and currently resides in the little town of Danville, Illinois with her chunky pug, Otis, and her turtle, Roosevelt. When not writing, McCool can be found participating in her community’s rich theatre scene, making decorative color-changing potions, writing nerdy articles for 101 Militia Gaming, and enjoying being the ‘cool aunt’ to her nieces.

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John R. McCool III hails from a small town in the great state of Mississippi. He fell in love with writing at a very young age, oftentimes writing stories during class rather than paying attention. He now resides in Danville, Illinois where most of his time is spent attending to the day-to-day operations of a local coffee shop, which is like a second home to him. When not writing or sipping coffee, John loves spending time with his wife and kids who give him the inspiration to pursue all of his dreams.

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Book Series Starter – Bookish Event and Giveaway 11-15th January

I’m so excited to be a part of @NNP_W_Light’s Book Series Starter Bookish Event. Check out all the featured books and enter the giveaway to win a $40 Amazon gift card: https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/book-series-starter-bookish-event #bookseries #books #bookish #giveaway

Giveaway Info –

Enter to win a $40 Amazon gift card:

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/92db7750149

Open Internationally. You must have a valid Amazon US or Amazon Canada account to win.

Runs January 11 – January 20, 2022.

Winner will be drawn on January 21, 2022

Authors include:

Tuesday 1/11

2 am – Mariah Ankenman 

4 am – A.L. Butcher 

6 am – Michelle Bryan

8 am – Laura Strickland

9 am – Veronica Scott 

10 am – Susie Black

11 am – Kara O’Neal

12 pm – Marilyn Barr

Wednesday 1/12

2 am – Melissa McClone 

4 am – Regina Jeffers 

6 am – Rachelle Paige Campbell

8 am – Ilona Fridl

9 am – Marilyn Baron

10 am – Grea Warner

11 am – Beth Henderson

12 pm – Marla White 

Thursday 1/13

2 am – Mariah Ankenman 

4 am – Kerry Blaisdell

6 am – Veronica Scott 

8 am – Dalia Dupris

9 am – Anna Markland

10 am – Sharon Buchbinder 

11 am – Cathy Burnham Martin 

12 pm – Marla White 

Friday 1/14

2 am – Mariah Ankenman 

4 am – Melissa McClone

6 am – Regina Jeffers 

8 am – Gini Rifkin

9 am – Russell Govan

10 am – Mary Martinez

11 am – Corinne LaBalme

12 pm – Diane Burton

Saturday 1/15

2 am – A.L. Butcher 

4 am – Veronica Scott

6 am – Sharon Buchbinder 

8 am – Jana Richards

Sunday 1/16

2 am – Mariah Ankenman 

4 am – Dee S. Knight

6 am – Cathy Burnham Martin 

8 am – J.B. Dane

NN Light – Mystery and Suspense Event and Giveaway

 

 

Welcome to the 2nd NN Light Mystery and Suspense Mini Event 10-17th August

 

I’m so excited to be a part of @NNP_W_Light’s Mystery and Suspense Bookish Event. Check out all the mystery/suspense/thriller books and enter the giveaway to win a $66 Amazon gift card: https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/mystery-and-suspense-bookish-event

#mystery #suspense #thriller #mustread #books #bookish #giveaway

Check out the authors involved

Event Link –

All spotlights will be grouped together at this link.

https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/mystery-and-suspense-bookish-event

Tuesday 8/10

2 am – Terry Korth Fischer

4 am – Sharon Buchbinder (Some)

6 am – Geoffrey Wells (Fado)

8 am – Lori Herter

9 am – Beth Merwood

10 am – Wendy Kendall (Kat)

12 pm – Barbara Barrett (Craks)

2 pm – Elizabeth John (Hold)

4 pm – Karen Odden

 

Wednesday 8/11

2 am – Lin Wilder (Fragrance)

4 am – Linda Griffin

6 am – Linda J. Parisi (Blood)

9 am – Charlotte Stuart (Why)

10 am – Marsha West

12 pm – Marilee Brothers (Scorned)

2 pm – Mary Martinez

4 pm – C.J. Mutch

 

Thursday 8/12

2 am – Brendan Gerad O’Brien (Gallows)

4 am – Sharon Buchbinder (Tears)

6 am – Terry Tyler

8 am – Roslyn Reid

9 am – A.L. Butcher

10 am – Randy Overbeck (Blood)

12 pm – Jane Drager (Riddle)

2 pm – Elizabeth John (Keep)

4 pm – J.B. Dane (Moon)

 

Friday 8/13

2 am – Lin Wilder (Solemnly)

4 am – Zola Blue

6 am – Geoffrey Wells (Atone)

9 am – Linda J. Parisi (Honorable)

10 am – Wendy Kendall (Purse)

12 pm – Barbara Barrett (Courtesy)

2 pm – Judy Ann Davis

4 pm – McKenna Dean (Knight)

 

Saturday 8/14

2 am – Ana Diamond

4 am – Sharon Buchbinder (Obsession)

6 am – Brendan Gerad O’Brien (Pale)

8 am – Sue Jaskula

9 am – Randy Overbeck (Crimson)

10 am – Susie Black

12 pm – Robert Herold

2 pm – Ruthie Marlenee

 

Sunday 8/15

2 am – Lin Wilder (Price)

4 am – Kris Bock

6 am – M.S. Spencer (Pit)

8 am – Jane Drager (Secrets)

9 am – Marilee Brothers (Affliction)

10 am – Carolyn Haley

12 pm – Lida Sideris

2 pm – McKenna Dean (Gambit)

 

Monday 8/16

2 am – Brendan Gerad O’Brien (Crack)

4 am – Sharon Buchbinder (Desire)

6 am – Geoffrey Wells (Drowning)

9 am – Beverley Bateman

10 am – BK Greenwood

12 pm – Robyn Rychards

2 pm – J.B. Dane (Marked)

4 pm – TJ Logan

 

Tuesday 8/17

2 am – Lin Wilder (Malthus)

4 am – Roslyn Reid

6 am – Cindy Rae Hale

8 am – Kimberly Baer

9 am – M.S. Spencer (Train)

10 am – Jean Ann Williams

12 pm – McKenna Dean (Embarrassment)

2 pm – Charlotte Stuart (Who)

 

Giveaway Info –

 

Enter to win a $66 Amazon (US) gift card:

 

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/92db7750127

 

Open Internationally. You must have a valid Amazon US account to win.

Runs August 10 – August 17, 2021.

Winner will be drawn on August 23, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

Clothilde – Blog Tour and Giveaway – #Historical #Fantasy #Romance

Clothilde
The Comet Series Book 3
by Miriam Newman
Genre: Historical Fantasy Romance
Daughter of Norman aristocrats, Clothilde du Flaumier is hopelessly in love with the illegitimate son of a nobleman. Her father will never countenance their marriage, nor does the object of her affections want one. But who else is there for such a stubborn, reckless girl?
Fantasy poetry driven by myths and legends has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I was published in poetry before catching the romance writing bug. I bring that background to my writing along with a lifelong addiction to horses, an 18 year career in various areas of psychiatric social services and many trips to Ireland, where I nurture my muse. My published works range from contemporary fantasy romance to fantasy historical, futuristic, science fiction and historical romance. Currently I live in rural Pennsylvania with a “motley crew” of rescue animals.
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$15 Amazon giftcard,
ebook of ‘Flame of Normandy’ – Book 1 in The Comet Trilogy
-1 winner each

Finding Forever Blog Tour – Shifter Anthology/Paranormal

Finding Forever
A Shifter Anthology
Genre: Mixed Paranormal Shifter Fantasy, Romance
People long for their happy ending in life.
Crossing over to the dark side may be where mine is hiding.
Do I have the courage to cross, or am I locked in a world where I will never be happy?
Includes:
More Than My Eyes – Jessica Gleave
Wish – K.O. Newman
Heart of a Raven – Nathalie M.L. Römer
Bree – Gemma Arlington
Translucent Moon – Grein Murray
Shadowed Water – S.E. Welsh
A Shifter Anthology brought to you by Kay Maree.
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$10 Amazon giftcard,
ebook of The Dirty Dozen Cowboy Edition,
ebook of Finding Forever
– 1 winner each!

Love and Romance Festival

Calling all romance readers! It’s more than candy hearts, chocolates and flowers at N. N. Light’s Book Heaven Love and Romance Book Festival. 46 romance books featured plus a chance to win one of the following:

 

Enter to win a $50 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card

Enter to win a $50 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card

Enter to win a $25 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card

Enter to win a $15 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card

Enter to win a $10 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card

Direct Link:

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I’m thrilled to be a part of this event. My book, Love and Magic, will be featured on 4th Feb. Wait until you read my romantic tip to enhance your love life. You won’t want to miss it.

Bookmark this festival and tell your friends:

https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/love-and-romance-book-festival

 

Dragon Blood – Blog Tour, Giveaway and Guest Post

Dragon Blood
Draco Sang Trilogy Book 1
by Mary Beesley
Genre: YA Fantasy
Cal, a hungry sixteen-year-old sick of mining the sand, wants to fit in and make his ma proud, but instead, his violent tendencies bring shame. And the truth. He’s the son of a Draco Sang. Carriers of the Dragon’s blood, the Draco Sang transform into half human half beast as they mature into adults. And if Cal can’t control the dark impulses of his dragon blood, he’ll grow into a man-beast—and he’ll be hunted.
Ferth, son of a Draco Sang chief and last of his class to grow claws, needs to prove his worth to his father, or he’ll be sent to the slave house. Hiding his human heart, he joins the army headed south to conquer the fertile human lands.
Neither brother feels they belong. Cal is human, fighting against becoming a beastly Draco Sang, while Ferth is struggling to push back his humanity and transform into a worthy Draco warrior.
Before ever meeting in open battle, Ferth is sent to kill Cal. But when he learns they are brothers, he must decide which loyalty is stronger, blood or country. And whether to finally give in to his humanity.
Mary Beesley believes humans are born to create, and promotes creativity in all its beautiful forms. She’s learning calligraphy and watercolor. She loves exploring our magnificent planet and finding all the best places to eat around the world. But nothing beats coming home and sharing a pot of slow-simmered minestrone and homemade sourdough with friends and family. If she’s not in her writing chair, you’ll probably find her hiking in the Utah mountains with her husband and four children.
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$25 Amazon giftcard – 2 winners!

What are your top 10 favorite books/authors?

Leigh Bardugo, Robin McKinley, Naomi Novik, Sarah Maas, JK Rowling, Madeline Miller, Ken Follett, VE Schwab, Brent Weeks, Jane Austen, Brandon Sanderson…. I must stop, but it is so hard. There are so many great authors out there!

What is your writing process? Every book has been a little different, just like humans, I think each of my books comes with a personality and unique challenges.

Dragon Blood is a trilogy, and I did more outlining on that project than any other because I needed to be very organized to plan three books ahead. But with Betting on Love that’s coming out in 2021, I saw in my mind a scene from it and just went with it with very few notes. With the book, To Unite a Realm, I saw an idea I wanted to explore. I wondered what it would be like to marry someone you hated and what kind of pressure would a person need to be under to accept that kind of marriage.

I have another manuscript that I’m working on that is an adult fantasy, and it’s the hardest draft I’ve ever worked on. This story is big and important and it’s really testing my patience and commitment and creativity. I’ve left it and come back to it three or four times now and I’m still not done with the first draft, but I think in the end it will be that much better for the work and effort.

Usually I like to buzz through the entire first draft start to finish within about three months. I live and breathe and sleep the story, and it’s so much easier for me to stay deep in it than to come in and out and try to keep finding the voice and narrative. Now that I have deadlines and edits due, it’s harder for me to carve out exclusive time to one book, but I’m learning and adjusting.

I will say that with each manuscript, I’ve had to see where I was going before I felt comfortable starting. I don’t usually have a full-fledged outline, but I know several important plot points I’m aiming for and that helps the draft flow. I usually have a notebook full of ideas and have spent months just thinking about the characters and the scenes before I ever start on the first draft.

Do the characters all come to you at the same time or do some of them come to you as you write? I have to spend a good bit of time with my main characters walking around my head before I start writing, but they are far from fully formed until after I start writing and truly seeing them act and come to life. Secondary characters get even less prewriting meditation time so it’s a lot of learning who my characters are as I write and they start to do this. It’s especially exciting when they start to do things on their own and unexpected and interesting things happen.

Do you see writing as a career? YES!

Do you read and if so what is your favorite genre? I read as much as I can. I think it is one of the best ways to improve craft and creativity. I read all the genres—except horror and erotica. My favorites are fantasy and historical fiction, but I love so much that it was hard for me to even narrow it down to those two.

Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why? Silence. Sometimes if I am really all over the place, I’ll put on some classical music to pull myself together, but I just like to really focus in silence. I very difficult for me to draft when my husband or kids are home making noise.

Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time? If you could have been the author of any book ever written, which book would you choose? Harry Potter. Lol. Is there any other answer to that? But I also thought of the Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

How long on average does it take you to write a book? That’s a range as wide as 5 months to 5 years.

December Indie Authors Bookish Event

Enter to win an e-book bundle of all 27 books featured in the Indie Authors Bookish Event on NN Light Book Heaven:

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/92db775089

Open Internationally.

Runs December 8 – December 13, 2020.

Winner will be drawn on December 16, 2020.

All spotlights will be grouped together at this link.

https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/indie-authors-bookish-event

Features from

Jami Gray

P.L. Parker

Carla Krae

Marlo Berliner

Brenda Whiteside

Sharon Buchbinder

Natalina Reis

Robyn Rychards

Cynthia Woolf

Jennifer Wilck

Theresa Dale

A.L. Butcher

Cadence Vonn

Marie Tuhart

Lis Anna-Langston

A.D. Britten

N. Christine Samuelson

Marie Tuhart

Claire Marti

Sherry