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Book Blitz: ‘Just’ by Jenny Morton Potts

Title: Just

Secrets of the Mediterranean Have Never Been Deadlier

Author: Jenny Morton Potts

Genre: Thriller / Mystery

 

About the Book:

A heart stopping thriller, full of emotion and twists

On golden Mediterranean sands, maverick doctor Scott Langbrook falls wrecklessly in love with his team leader, Fiyori Maziq. If only that was the extent of his falling, but Scott descends into the hellish clutches of someone much more sinister.

‘Just’ is a story of love and loss, of terror and triumph. Set in idyllic Cambridge and on the shores of the Med and Cornwall, our characters fight for their very lives on land and at sea.

An unforgettable novel which goes to the heart of our catastrophic times, and seeks salvation.

 

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About the Author:

Jenny is a novelist, screenplay writer and playwright. After a series of ‘proper jobs’, she realised she was living someone else’s life and escaped to Gascony to make gîtes. Knee deep in cement and pregnant, Jenny was happy. Then autism and a distracted spine surgeon wiped out the order. Returned to wonderful England, to write her socks off.

Jenny would like to see the Northern Lights but worries that’s the best bit and should be saved till last. Very happily, and gratefully, settled with family.

She tries not to take herself too seriously.

Social Media Links:

Website: www.jennymortonpotts.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jennymortonpotts

Twitter: @jmortonpotts

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Release Blitz: ‘Snow Jewel’ by Natalina Reis

Title: Snow Jewel
Series: The Jewel Chronicles #2
Author: Natalina Reis
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Release Date: June 30, 2018

 

Blurb

 

A princess on the run, an ex-slave returning home. Together they must battle prejudice and superstition if their love is to survive.

When Princess Milenda arrives at Isvärld, a land of snow and ice, she’s hoping for a quiet life with her new husband, Jaali. What she gets is anything but.

Even though happy he’s returned, Jaali’s people can’t see past the color of Milenda’s skin, a color she shares with the hated Mabaya Warriors who have been stealing and selling their children into slavery for centuries.

Freya, a goddess of the icy kingdom, tasked with protecting the princess and her man, doesn’t seem trustworthy, and their only true ally is Milenda’s flying lizard, Mjusi. But even the mutsi is acting strangely.

Will their love for each other and Milenda’s special gifts protect them from the dangers around them or will they meet their doom in the one place that promised them safe harbor?

 

Snow Jewel is the second book in The Jewel Chronicles. A unique interracial romance set against a breathtaking fantasy world with complex characters and twists at every turn. Let Snow Jewel take you to another world.

 

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Author Bio

Author of We Will Always Have the Closet, Desert Jewel, and Loved You Always, Natalina wrote her first romance in collaboration with her best friend at the age of 13. Since then she has ventured into other genres, but romance is first and foremost in almost everything she writes.

After earning a degree in tourism and foreign languages, she worked as a tourist guide in her native Portugal for a short time before moving to the United States. She lived in three continents and a few islands, and her knack for languages and linguistics led her to a master’s degree in education. She lives in Virginia where she has taught English as a Second Language to elementary school children for more years than she cares to admit.

Natalina doesn’t believe you can have too many books or too much coffee. Art and dance make her happy and she is pretty sure she could survive on lobster and bananas alone. When she is not writing or stressing over lesson plans, she shares her life with her husband and two adult sons.

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Book Blitz: ‘Moral Panic’ by K.M. Ecke

Title: Moral Panic – A Novel

Author: K.M. Ecke

Publisher: The Dream Flow

Genre: Thrillers, Technothrillers

 

About the Book:

If everything can be hacked, nothing can be trusted.

It’s 2025. Tanner Moore is at the top of his game in the high-stakes world of big technology.

As C.T.O. of Paragon, the largest corporation in the world, Tanner is about to release the greatest convenience innovation in the history of eCommerce: drone delivery services to every inch of the globe.

But when an interview with journalist Amy Noral is secretly recorded and published by the clickbait media, Tanner’s fall from grace is swift and brutal.

He is fired, publicly condemned as a terrorist for comments he never made, and kidnapped by a mysterious vigilante group using surveillance data to track and kill their enemies. Tanner must navigate their underground headquarters full of violent zealots and hedonist hackers to find his way to freedom, or see his drone technology used as the most advanced assassination tool ever devised.

Above ground, Amy, the only person who doubts Tanner’s guilt, delves into the string of mysterious circumstances surrounding Tanner’s disappearance. Risking her own well-being to find the truth, she meets a mysterious conspiracy theorist on the internet offering to help her uncover the vigilante group’s malicious purpose.

Moral Panic explores the collision of the most extreme elements of politics, ideology, and technological media manipulation. It wanders through the maze of modern surveillance with a skeptical eye on the data-driven world we live in, hoping an awareness of the possibility of such a story prevents it from coming true in the real world.

 

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Author’s thoughts behind book:

Tanner Moore is at the top of his game in the high-stakes world of big technology. As CTO of the largest corporation in the world, he is about to release the greatest convenience innovation in the history of commerce: drone delivery service to every inch of the globe. But when an interview with journalist Amy Noral is secretly recorded and published by the clickbait media, Tanner’s fall from grace is swift and brutal. Kidnapped by a mysterious vigilante secret police with unknown intentions, Tanner must navigate an underground world of violent zealots and mental manipulation to find the truth within a cage of distortion.

“I wanted to explore the collision of the most extreme political, ideological and technological elements of the modern world,” says Ecke. “The story is designed to lead the reader through moral ambiguity. The vigilante group’s goal is to do something they believe is good, but as the story unfolds, we see how those intentions become twisted by the flawed individuals operating it.”

Although parts of the book focus on what happens to people publicly shamed or fired, Ecke spent generous time on his research of human trafficking, digital surveillance and social engineering to bring his story to life. To push the reader’s thought even further, the author and poet has also compiled Change of Mind, a full collection of modern folk songs. “The lyrics are the focus of the album. The first track, Reason and Rhyme is intended to jar you from whatever complacent state of mind you’re in before the rest of the album soothes you with truth.”

 

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About the Author:

Hailing from the original birthplace of the atomic bomb, K.M. Ecke is an organic, free-range, preservative-free, philosopher-poet using universal truth to battle cultural insanity. Ecke, which is German for ‘corner’, is the child of a physicist and musician and grew up at the corner of creativity and logic. After ten years of existential exploration and creative experimentation, he releases his debut novel Moral Panic, along with an album of lyrically-focused songs, Change of Mind via his independent creative collective The Dream Flow®.

Ecke strives to deliver a strong story with inherent value to his readers. The author is well-versed in writing, including essays, songs and poetry, the last of which the author finds the most efficient form of expression, and thus, the best way to improve his writing practice.
Initially intending for law school, a business law class changed his direction, and Ecke chose to pursue writing, soul-searching and creative projects.

After several years of odd jobs learning about different pieces of the world, he began his own private music teaching business and attended Colorado Film School for a year and a half to study filmmaking. After 18-months in his program, he veered to his own path and established Dream Flow Media, the home to all of his creative endeavors;; publishing, music and all additional branches of the many-faceted visionary. Along with his own creations, he strives to bring other artists into the fold to develop a storytelling collective for a variety of multimedia projects.

Ecke also works as a filmmaker for local non-profits and bands, and hopes one day to see Moral Panic on the big screen. The author lives in Denver, Colorado and hosts a storytelling micro-podcast Myths, Metaphors, and Morality. For more info, visit the author online at TheDreamFlow.com.

Social Media Link:

Website: www.thedreamflow.com

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Author Interview: ‘Cold Flood’ by R.J. Corgan

About the Book:

For geologist Kea Wright, when a volcano erupts under and ice cap, it isn’t just a good time, it’s a living.Camped at the base of an icecap in southeast Iceland, Kea and her team are investigating landforms created by catastrophic floods. With only days left in the field season, bad weather on the way, and the volcano due to erupt at any time, the team is struck by a tragedy that threatens to shut down the entire project.As the team rushes to complete their work, the expedition continues to be plagued by setbacks, leading Kea to wonder if the initial tragedy was an accident after all. During her reluctant – and inept – attempts to investigate, Kea inadvertently stumbles upon a secret. One so valuable, someone is willing to kill to keep it hidden.

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Author Interview:

 

1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you in to writing?

I have spent a great deal of my academic career working on glaciers or volcanoes. Between school and volunteering I have been able to go to so many fascinating places in the world with scientists that most people can never go. By wrapping these settings and people into murder mysteries or thrillers I hope to allow people to share in these adventures.

2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?

Since I live in the DC area, traffic is often so bad that I hide out after work in a coffee shop and write.

3: Where do your ideas come from?

I am very geospatially-driven. I let the setting (wildlife, physical geography, geology, weather, etc.) drive the events, and then put characters in them with a crisis and see how they react. Watching real life scientists conduct fieldwork in all manner of climates and weather, balancing personalities, logistics, finances and their families is simply amazing. Few people realize how much goes on just to get an expedition running. Everything I write is a tribute to them. They not only changed my life, but everyone they touch, both personally and professionally.

4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?

My stories are very much driven by how fieldwork plays out in real life: plan heavily, start working, and then when it all goes to pieces, improvise!

5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?

While I love reading science fiction, fantasy, and crime, my books are very much sculpted around the fantastic work of Nevada Barr. A park ranger in real life, her murder mystery/thriller books are set in many of America’s National Parks. She describes the parks so vividly, and they are central to the plots, that they are almost characters in themselves. Since there are so many parks, I’ll never be able to visit them all in person, but through reading her books I get a chance to experience some more of them.

6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?

In my head, the lead character (Kea Wright) is Gillian Anderson, very much in the mold of Scully from X-files. Kea, however, has much less confidence and personal skills. She just wants to be left alone and get her work done, but drama keeps sweeping her away.

7: Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors?

See number 5

8: What book/s are you reading at present?

Currently reading How I Paid for College, a novel of sex, theft, friendship and musical theatre, by Marc Acito. It is hysterical.

9: What is your favourite book and why?

Genius Loci by Ben Aaronovitch. It is a book about archaeology in space, and I can honestly say that not only does it to an amazing job of describing what real archaeological fieldwork is like, but every page seems to hold an amazing new concept that boggled my mind.

10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?

Spend the time and money to get a good editor. Once you’ve made the changes, hire another editor to proof the edits!

11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?  

RJCorganbooks.com is my main site, but I post pictures of recent expeditions on Facebook and twitter under the same name.

Website: www.rjcorganbooks.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/RJCorganBooks

Twitter: @RJCorgan

About the Author:

R. J. Corgan Books is dedicated to providing readers with the opportunity to learn alongside scientists all around the world, all while enjoying a good murder mystery.

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Release Blitz & Author Interview: ‘Shameless King’ by Maya Hughes

Title: Shameless King

A Kings of Rittenhouse Novel

Author: Maya Hughes

Genre: New Adult Romance

Release Date: 28th June 2018

 

About the Book:

A deliciously steamy enemies with benefits romance.

Declan McAvoy. Voted Biggest Flirt. Highest goal scorer in Kings of Rittenhouse Prep history.
Everyone’s impressed, well except one person…

After a blow out in high school, Makenna Halstead and I were happy to never have to cross paths again. Except life has a way of knocking you straight in the teeth with a puck when you least expect it. She hasn’t just returned to my life, she crashed into it like a wrecking ball…into my college kingdom, into my class, and smack dab into the seat next to mine. My new lab partner to be exact.

For years we hated each other… I may be King on the ice, but she is the Ice Queen. She has no problem calling me out, doesn’t back down, and her piercing blue eyes have me picturing more than than just my arms wrapped around her.

Now we’re stuck with each other and there’s no getting around that fact that we have to work together. My hockey career hangs in the balance. Problem? Oh, yeah.

I can’t deny it. I want her. More than I ever thought I could want a woman. I’ve got one semester–only four months–to convince her everything she thought about me was wrong.

Will my queen let me prove to her I’m the King she can’t live without?

Only one way to find out…

 

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Author Interview:

1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you in to writing?

I’m Maya Hughes, romance writer, mom of 3 and wife to an incredibly supportive husband. I got into writing when one of my friends got tired of me complaining about the stories bouncing around in my head and how I’d one day write them down. She just said, why not start today? Something clicked and I’ve pretty much written every single day since then.

2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?

In the mornings always works best for me. I do it before the kids wake up and before I head out to work. Once I have even a few words done for the day, I can relax a bit and work on other things through the day guilt-free! I write anywhere I can, but usually in our office.

3: Where do your ideas come from?

Anything, really. It can be a song. Someone I see on the street or something that comes completely from my imagination. Sometimes a story comes knocking and I HAVE to write it.

4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?

I generally start with an outline, but the story evolves as I write no matter how much I try to plan ahead. The more I write the story, the better I get to know the characters. The more I know about them gives their voice and the direction a much more powerful thrust.

5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?

My books are mainly contemporary romance. My upcoming book, Shameless King, is a new adult and college romance, so that’s a little different, but they all have the same overall feel. I throw in some laughs, a few tears, lots of emotions and a story of two people finding each other, however that might be.

6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?

I don’t know. I haven’t thought about it too much. I’ve never really matched up my characters to any actors currently out there.

7: Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors?

I don’t read too much anymore, which is a shame. I wish I could read more. Some of my favs in this non-exhaustive list are Kylie Scott, Penelope Douglas, Laurann Dohner, Theodora Taylor and so many many more.

8: What book/s are you reading at present?

I’m re-reading a lot of older books I’ve enjoyed reading before. I like to re-read when I’m writing because these are stories I know and they don’t stress me out!

9: What is your favourite book and why?

I don’t have one single favorite. I have so many different moods when it comes to my reading and one book might work one day or week or month and later it won’t as much.

10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?

Write every day. Even if you can only write 50 words, do that and keep doing that until your book is finished!

11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?

Website: www.mayahughes.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/mayahugheswrites

Facebook Group: bit.ly/MayaHughesGroup

Twitter: @mhugheswrites

Instagram: www.instagram.com/mayahugheswrites

Book + Main: www.bookandmainbites.com/maya

Bookbub: www.bookbub.com/authors/maya-hughes

Amazon: www.amazon.com/author/mayahughes

Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cZoUzT

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About the Author:

Maya Hughes is a Jersey girl, no not that kind! And she also thinks it’s super weird to talk about herself in third person 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, the music I listen to, and the people I know to create stories that sparkle and shine.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.

 

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