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Book Blitz: ‘The Lane Betrayal’ by John A. Heldt

Title: The Lane Betrayal

Series: Time Box Book 1

Author: John A. Heldt

Genre: Historical Fiction, Time Travel,

Suspense, Romance, Adventure



About the Book:

From the author of the critically acclaimed Northwest Passage, American Journey, and Carson Chronicles series comes the first book in the Time Box saga.

Virginia physicist Mark Lane has a problem. Weeks after privately creating two time machines, he learns his corporate partner wants to use the portable devices for nefarious purposes. Rather than give him the chance to do so, Mark takes the time boxes and escapes to the relative safety of 1865.

For Mark, wife Mary, and their children, the adventure is a chance to grow. Mary runs a business. Jeremy, 19, and Ashley, 12, befriend escaped slaves. Laura, 22, finds her place as a nurse. Jordan, 25, falls for a beautiful widow. All hope to find peace in the past.

Billionaire Robert Devereaux has other ideas. Shortly after Mark’s betrayal, he sends an assassin to 1865 to retrieve his property and set matters straight.

Filled with romance, suspense, and history, THE LANE BETRAYAL follows a modern American family as it tries to find security and contentment in the final weeks of the Civil War.


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What people are saying:

“Once again, John Heldt journeys back in time and takes his readers along for the ride. Deftly blending history, fantasy, family, love, intrigue, and danger, The Lane Betrayal is a fabulous escape into another world.” — Tome Tender

“The action is amazing. The historical events woven into the storyline will have you on the edge of your seat.” — Donadee’s Corner

“With vengeance and murder, imprisonment and heartbreak, the ugliness of war, and the abolishment of slavery, The Lane Betrayal is an intriguing and imaginative story deeply rooted in historical fact and fiction.” — The Reading Cafe

“Heldt has surpassed his previous works with this entry. Politics, intrigue, suspense. It’s all here.” — Books are Theater of the Mind

“An explosive start to a series that will charm all time-travel fans.” — Read Try Write

“I don’t usually read stories set during the Civil War, but I enjoy Heldt’s storytelling and his ability to meld history and science fiction together. The Lane Betrayal is easy to read, and the plot sucks you right in.” — Girl Who Reads

“Heldt’s characters are likable. You want them to win.” — Author Cynthia Hilston

“As in all this author’s novels, there is suspense, romance, and a lot of action. The scenes and the people of the era will come alive on the pages for you as our country grapples with war, peace, and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.” — Miki’s Hope

“Heldt has done a fabulous job researching the history, people, and locations surrounding Washington, D.C. in the midst of the Civil War. This novel takes us on that tour of our nation’s capital while laying the groundwork for a story that will captivate and draw you in from the word go.” — NC Reader Girl

“Along with the characters, readers visit the end of the Civil War, see the despair and joy that time brought us, and look into the workings of a political system in a kinder, if not gentler, age.” — Jackie’s Reviews

“Fans of Heldt’s amazing time-travel books are in for a treat.” — Jay Bee’s Reviews

“A mystery that drew me in and left me dying to find out what would happen next. I’m definitely invested in this family.” — MP Book Reviews


About the Author:

John A. Heldt is the author of the critically acclaimed Northwest Passage, American Journey, and Carson Chronicles series. The former reference librarian and award-winning sportswriter has loved getting subjects and verbs to agree since writing book reports on baseball heroes in grade school. A graduate of the University of Oregon and the University of Iowa, Heldt is an avid fisherman, sports fan, home brewer, and reader of thrillers and historical fiction. When not sending contemporary characters to the not-so-distant past, he weighs in on literature and life at johnheldt.blogspot.com.


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Twitter: @johnheldt

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Book Blitz: ‘Come Join the Murder’ by Holly Rae Garcia

Title: Come Join the Murder

Author: Holly Rae Garcia

Publisher: Close To The Bone

Genre: Crime Thriller, Murder Mystery


About the Book:

“This is a novel I would read and reread and recommend to others. Fans of vigilante and desperado revenge will delight in this horror story.”Horror Tree.

Rebecca Crow’s four-year-old son is dead, and her husband is missing.

Divers find her husband’s car at the bottom of a canal with their son’s small, lifeless body, inside. The police have no suspects and nothing to go on but a passing mention of a man driving a van. Guilt and grief cloud Rebecca’s thoughts as she stumbles towards her only mission: Revenge.

James Porter knows exactly what happened to them, but he’ll do anything to keep it a secret.

James didn’t plan to kill Rebecca’s son, but he’s not too broken up about it, either. There are more important things for him to worry about. He needs money, and his increasing appetite for murder is catching the attention of a nosy detective.


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About the Author:

Holly Rae Garcia is a photographer and author. Her debut novel, Come Join the Murder, released in March of 2020 from Close to the Bone (UK). Her short fiction has been published online by Rue Scribe, The Bookends Review, Trembling With Fear, Siren’s Call, Australian Writer’s Center, and more. Her short work has also appeared in the “Haunted” and “Isolation” anthologies.

Holly lives on the Texas Coast with her family and five dogs.

Follow her at www.HollyRaeGarcia.com for more information, and hit subscribe to stay current on future publications!


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Book Blitz: ‘Chasing Ginger’ by Marie Lavender


Title: Chasing Ginger

Series: The Misfits Series

Author: Marie Lavender

Genre: Steamy Romantic Comedy,

Adult Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit,

BBW/Curvy/Rubenesque Romance,

Billionaire Romance


About the Book:

With more attention than she ever imagined, how can she tell if this is real or fantasy?


Chased by a group of angry men. Saved by quite a hunk.

This is not the résumé Ginger Halloway ever imagined having. But thanks to a miracle pill, which makes her size 22 body instantly sexy, that’s what happened.

Yet, now Lance Franklin is showing interest in her, and she can’t figure out if he really likes her for her, or if it’s just because of a bizarre drug.

And her wild bunch of friends, The Misfits…well, they’re always getting her into some interesting situations.

So, yep, business as usual. Except for the guy. What the hell should she do about him?

As for Lance, he believes he’s lucky to have found Ginger. But can he convince her they should go for it?

With some new attention from the hottest guy she’s ever met, Ginger can’t help but wonder…is this all too good to be true?


(CONTENT WARNING: Watch for foul language, steamy scenes, and a pesky yet messy ability to choke on your dinner while laughing. If you’ve come expecting just a lighthearted, slapstick romance, you may not get that here. The author approaches sensitive topics in the best way she knows how. Just be prepared for all the feels to be deeper than usual for this genre – an emotional romantic comedy. No unruly cliffhangers, HEA guaranteed.)


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Universal reader link: www.books2read.com/ChasingGinger


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About the Author:

Multi-genre author of Victorian maritime romance/family saga, Heiresses in Love, and 18 other books. Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and two cats. She has been writing for a little over twenty-five years. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands. Since 2010, Marie has published 21 books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, romantic comedy, dramatic fiction, fantasy, science fiction, mystery/thriller, literary fiction and poetry. An avid blogger on the side, she writes adult fiction, as well as occasional stories for children, and has recently started some young adult fiction. She also contributed to several anthologies. Though she has some standalone titles on the market, her current published series are The Heiresses in Love Series, The Eternal Hearts Series, The Magick Series, The Code of Endhivar Series, The Misfits Series and The Blood at First Sight Series, but she has many others planned. Discover more about her and her work at marielavender.com.

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Book Blitz: ‘Just A Little Bit’ by D.S. Pais


Title: Just a Little Bit

A Twist in a Taste of Destiny

Author: D.S. Pais

Genre: Short Stories / Fiction


About the Book:

Just a little bit is a collection of short stories illustrating the contribution of destiny towards life under unfavourable conditions. It speaks volumes about keeping up the hope under adverse situations, falling in love, facing tricky circumstances and  yet winning, expecting the unexpected, not having hopes and getting rewarded, losing it all and gaining back, unusual relationships and friendships that defy time, feelings unexpressed, braving it all and finding happiness, pain and forgiveness and unexpressed love and so much more. Even in adverse conditions where there isn’t any hope left, you can change destiny by simply trusting and directing your emotions towards what you firmly believe in. It also gives you an answer towards emotional attachment to a person and if we lose them, are there any possibilities of spending time with them after life. It deals with daily normal situations in life that destiny chooses to give a twist.


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About the Author:

After completing her Masters in Engineering, D.S. Pais has been working in the IT industry. She is a born-dreamer, imagines a lot. She has been writing since young. D.S. Pais is a creative person who once worked as an actress in student films and TV series for a brief period, until she discovered that her passion was in writing.

She writes short stories, novellas, novels, poetry and self-help books, as she cannot put her thoughts anywhere else. When she is not working on a book, she too enjoys reading books from different authors, watches movies in her free time, loves travelling and routinely works out (Pilates). Many of her titles have appeared among the top 100 Amazon Best Sellers in their own section. Born and brought up in India, D.S. Pais has taken Singaporean Citizenship and currently resides in Singapore with her husband and two children.


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Amazon: www.amazon.com/D.S.-Pais/e/B078GFBFCC

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