Wild Shadow #WildShadow – Martha Dunlop @MarthaDunlop , A #GuestPost

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Today I’m not on a blogtour, but I’m sharing a guest post written by Martha Dunlop, author of ‘Wild Shadow’ to promote this book.
Before I let you read it, I’ll first post some ‘basic’ information.

About the Author :

Martha Dunlop Author picMartha is a dreamer and lover of stories who likes nothing better than spending her days getting to know the characters in her head.
She is a tarot card reader and reiki master, and loves to chat reading, writing and all things mystical on social media, as well as posting pictures of her fellow pack-member, Bertie the Cavalier.
Martha is a fiddle player who fell in love with traditional music, particularly Irish, and is also teaching herself to play the Irish Bouzouki. She played her way through her English degree at York and remembers that time as much for the music as the books.
You can keep up with Martha’s news, book releases and extra content at her

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tiger_promo2Only Dylan can see the tiger. Is it real? His muse? Or something else entirely?
Dylan wants to launch a solo music career and move out of the flat he shares with his old school friends, but he feels trapped by his life in Wildley Forest Village. When a mysterious artist catches his eye and a white tiger starts appearing only to him, Dylan finally feels things changing. But is this apparition all in his imagination, or is something more magical happening?
Tabitha moved to Wildley Forest to paint the tigers at the zoo. A reclusive young artist with a big reputation, she protects her privacy fiercely. Nobody knows her biggest secret: When she paints, she astral projects and her awareness walks as a white tiger. People don’t usually see her tiger form, but then she encounters Dylan and her defences begin to crumble.
Dylan’s friends aren’t keen on the new girl and the tiger keeper at the zoo wants Tabitha’s attention for himself. But as the tiger walks, change becomes inevitable for everyone. Can Dylan and Tabitha find their way to love? And will the truth unite them or will it tear them apart?

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The Tigers are Coming! Writing Wild Shadow

Wild Shadow started with a woman. Tabitha. She was connected to tigers, somehow, I just had to figure out what the link was. As I explored, I began to see her more clearly: an artist, a loner, someone confident in who she was, but wary of other people, someone different, but exciting and inspiring. But what about the tigers? How do they fit into the picture? Well she moves to Wildley Forest Village to paint the tigers at the nearby zoo, but is that it? No, it’s more than that. When she paints, she astral projects, and her energy looks like a white tiger.
In tiger form, Tabitha is in the ultimate creative space and she has control over whether she is ghost-like, invisible, or solid enough to play with the tigers at the nearby zoo. She could interact easily as a person or a tiger, or she could travel unseen on silent feline paws.
But what was her story? It was definitely a romance, so I started watching out for the love of her life and he began to shift into focus.
A musician, yes, definitely. A drummer. As Tabitha becomes her full self when she paints, Dylan self-actualises through music. But he is held back. He’s confident that his friends are the problem and at first I belived him. But as I watched them, I started to doubt. Was it really all their fault? Or is there something he is not ready to admit to himself? And what does Tabitha mean to him?
Dylan isn’t sure. When Tabitha arrives, she blows his world apart. But it’s not just Tabitha. He is terrified the first time he sees the shadowy tiger. The second time he thinks he is going to die. But nobody else can see it, so surely it can’t be real? As Dylan starts to relax around the cat and think of it as his muse, things begin to change.
Tabitha is falling for Dylan, but she has secrets. How will he react when he finds out she is a famous artist? Or even worse, that she is his tiger? Can she be with Dylan but still be free to be herself?
She wants to follow her dream and use her celebrity influence to release the tigers she has grown to love into their natural home. But will the zoo agree to give up their prize animals? Even if they do, does Max, the tiger keeper at the zoo, have the power to ruin everything? And what do the visions mean that plague Tabitha day and night? Are they warnings, or just nightmares?
As the tiger walks, the truth becomes unavoidable and we see the characters as they really are. But can Dylan take Tabitha’s reality? And what will happen as Max’s true self becomes more exposed? Maybe only the tigers have the answer.

Other books by Martha: The Starfolk Arcana, Book 1 of the Starfolk Trilogy, available on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited:
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Book 2, Starfolk Falling, is coming later this year.

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#BlogTour #RandRBookTours @RRBookTours1 @Shanannigans81 / #PromoPost : Orange City #OrangeCity – Lee Matthew Goldberg @LeeMatthewG #Scifi

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Today I’m on the ‘Orange City’ blogtour, organized by R&R Book Tours.
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About the Author :

Lee Matthew Goldberg is the author of the novels THE ANCESTOR, THE MENTOR, THE DESIRE CARD and SLOW DOWN. He has been published in multiple languages and nominated for the Prix du Polar. His first YA series RUNAWAY TRAIN is forthcoming in 2021 along with a sci-fi novel ORANGE CITY. After graduating with an MFA from the New School, his writing has also appeared in The Millions, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, LitReactor, Monkeybicycle, Fiction Writers Review, Cagibi, Necessary Fiction, the anthology Dirty Boulevard, The Montreal Review, The Adirondack Review, The New Plains Review, Underwood Press and others. He is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Fringe, dedicated to publishing fiction that’s outside-of-the-box. His pilots and screenplays have been finalists in Script Pipeline, Book Pipeline, Stage 32, We Screenplay, the New York Screenplay, Screencraft, and the Hollywood Screenplay contests. He is the co-curator of The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series and lives in New York City. Follow him at LeeMatthewGoldberg.com .

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Synopsis :

Title: Orange City
Expected Publication Date: March 16th, 2021
Genre: Science Fiction / Dystopian Sci-Fi

Imagine a secret, hidden city that gives a second chance at life for those selected to come: felons, deformed outcasts, those on the fringe of the Outside World. Everyone gets a job, a place to live; but you are bound to the city forever. You can never leave.
Its citizens are ruled by a monstrous figure called the “Man” who resembles a giant demented spider from the lifelike robotic limbs attached to his body. Everyone follows the man blindly, working hard to make their Promised Land stronger, too scared to defy him and be discarded to the Empty Zones.
After ten years as an advertising executive, Graham Weatherend receives an order to test a new client, Pow! Sodas. After one sip of the orange flavor, he becomes addicted, the sodas causing wild mood swings that finally wake him up to the prison he calls reality.
A dynamic mash-up of 1984 meets LOST, ORANGE CITY is a lurid, dystopian first book in a series that will continue with the explosive sequel LEMONWORLD.

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T.J. Deschamps lives in the Pacific Northwest with her three precocious teens and her husband. There she builds worlds with words, reads, lifts weights, attends cons, and kayaks.

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Warrior TitheSparks fly between an unlikely pair with a spurned sorcerer hot on their trail.
Aoife, a kelpie, flees a marriage trap laid by her father, Mannan mac Lir and the sorcerer king Cu Roi mac Daire, only to fall prey to an iron snare in the mortal realm.
Fagan, a poor cottar, with nothing left to lose takes pity upon the kelpie he finds in his snare, setting her free. When the kelpie transforms into a beautiful fae maiden and offers to take him to the queen of Sidhe to repay him for his kindness, he joins her on her journey.
However, Aoife is keeping secrets.
Her betrothed Cu Roi mac Daire will not let his betrothed go so easily. His life and his kingdom depends on it.

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Today I’m on the ‘Weasel Words’ Book Blitz organized by R&R Book Tours.
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About the Author :

Author Pic(1)Dale E. Lehman is a writer, veteran software developer, amateur astronomer, and bonsai artist in training. He principally writes mysteries, science fiction, and humor. In addition to his novels, his writing has appeared in Sky & Telescope and on Medium.com. With his wife Kathleen he owns and operates the imprint Red Tales. They have five children, six grandchildren, and two feisty cats. At any given time, Dale is at work on several novels and short stories. Visit Dale at https://www.DaleELehman.com for information on his books, activities, and more.

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Title: Weasel Words (Bernard and Melody Capers Book 1)
Expected Publication Date: February 15th, 2021
Genre: Humor / Crime Fiction

Cover(4)Between them, Bernard and Melody Earls have looks, charm, brains … everything but money. That’s why they steal from the rich and give to themselves. So when Alexander Hamilton Plaskett hires them to nick a silver statuette of a pine marten from his brother Paul Revere Plaskett, they’re happy to oblige. But it won’t be as easy as it looks. For one thing, the little beast is guarded by Fitzroy Fortresses, the best security system money can buy. For another, the five Plaskett siblings are obnoxious buffoons. Still, a job is a job, and this one may offer more than it appears.
At least, that’s Bernard’s theory. The pine marten isn’t particularly valuable, so why do the Plasketts contest its ownership so fiercely? To find out, he and Melody insinuate themselves into the Plasketts’ world and enlist a college geek to hack the unhackable Fitzroy system. Failure means poverty. Discovery means prison. And the biggest obstacle to Bernard’s brilliant schemes? Melody’s penchant for running off-script!

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Today I’m on the ‘The Duke is Wicked’ blogtour, organized by RABT Book Tours.
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Chasing the Duke Author Tracy SumnerAward-winning author Tracy Sumner’s storytelling career began when she picked up a historical romance on a college beach trip, and she fondly blames LaVyrle Spencer for her obsession with the genre. She’s a recipient of the National Reader’s Choice, and her novels have been translated into Dutch, German, Portuguese and Spanish. She lived in New York, Paris and Taipei before finding her way back to the Lowcountry of South Carolina.
When not writing sizzling love stories about feisty heroines and their temperamental-but-entirely-lovable heroes, Tracy enjoys reading, snowboarding, college football (Go Tigers!), yoga, and travel. She loves to hear from romance readers!

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Leagues and lives apart, Delaney and Sebastian navigate a world they’re not destined for together. Can she let down her guard and learn to trust a WICKED Duke?
He’s harboring a fiery secret….
The Duke of Ashcroft is determined to keep the League of Lords under wraps. After all, the group’s supernatural gifts brought the mystical misfits together and nobody is going to tear them apart. Intelligent and wily, Sebastian knows better than to trust anyone–especially an impulsive and intrusive American woman.
She’s looking for answers…
Competitive and confident, Delaney Temple is hellbent on uncovering the truth about the League. She’ll stop at nothing to unearth the secrets they’re burying. But when Sebastian is in trouble and Delaney comes to his rescue, their contempt turns to a burning desire. Suddenly, with their passion ignited, they can no longer deny their attraction.
A forbidden love…

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Today I’m on the ‘Reaper: Aftermath’ blogtour, organized by R&R Book Tours.
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About the Author :

Author PicJonathan Pongratz is a writer and author of captivating horror, urban fantasy, and paranormal stories. When he’s not writing, he’s busy being a bookworm, video game junkie, and karaoke vocalist. A former resident of Dallas, he currently resides in Kansas City with his halloween cat Ajax. By day he works magic in finance, by night he creates dark and mesmerizing worlds.

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Title: Reaper: Aftermath
Genre: Sci-Fi Horror / Apocalypse
Expected Publication Date: February 5th, 2021

Five years have passed since the Reapers invaded Earth and tore it asunder. Gregory, his mother, Trent, and their group of scavengers hunt the decimated wastelands for survival.
But when a sudden Reaper attack forces Gregory through a Reaper door, he finds himself in a bizarre place, one that may provide answers to the Reapers’ past and where they came from.
Can Gregory put together the pieces of the past and find his way home, or will he just become another human casualty in the lost war against the Reapers?

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Today I’m on the ‘The Devil Whispered’ blogtour, organized by RABT Book Tours.
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About the Author :

d8324d1a890c4d1f9b65def7f2effe2aShawn lives in Massachusetts with his wife and the handful of childhood stuffed animals that they’ve been unable to part ways with, even despite the awkward situation it occasionally puts their house guests in. He wields a coveted Associates of Liberal Arts degree from Greenfield Community college in an overly enthusiastic, flailing manner, and puts it to work writing both fantasy and science fiction stories. Using subliminal codes and hidden messaging carefully placed throughout his books, he plans to captivate the minds of his readers and insidiously manipulate them into purchasing subsequent releases.
As a novelist, musician, graphic designer, and a purveyor of fine games, Shawn is often confused about exactly who he is when he wakes up in the morning. It’s been said (by him) that perhaps he embodies all of these things so equally that a singular definition could not comprehensively impart a satisfactory description. With your support, and a sufficient demand for more novels, he secretly hopes that he’ll have no choice but to formally acknowledge the prevailing label of ‘author’ and spend the rest of his days providing a sense of wonder and adventure to everyone who helped him solidify his nebulous identity.

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c8801f8bdff042ae96d839dfbc0e673fThe Darkness Is Closing In
Ex special-forces commander Jacobi Slate is drawn into a downward spiraling vortex of fear and doubt while investigating a brutal murder that’s been committed by an old friend. As evidence mounts that someone else might be pulling strings from the shadows, Jacobi struggles to understand a developing connection to his own past, which is quickly catching up to him.
Near-future cyberpunk collides with gritty detective noir in this fast-paced thriller that shines a light on both the vast shortcomings and the noble heroics of the human condition. To unravel the mystery, Jacobi will pull on every thread while chasing leads from the squalor of the most dangerous streets to the high-tech towers of the wealthy elite on his quest to understand a truth he might not be ready to face.

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Greg Jolley earned a Master of Arts in Writing from the University of San Francisco and lives in the very small town of Ormond Beach, Florida. When not writing, he researches historical crime, primarily those of the 1800s. Or goes surfing.

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From Tropea, Italy to Michigan and Florida, the thieves Molly and April Danser are on the run, trying to escape from an enraged ex-US Marshal. He is hell bent on stopping them once and for all, his twisted black heart fired up for revenge and their total destruction. Will the sisters elude his blood-soaked hunt? They have their smarts and resource but have never faced a pursuit like this.
Can they somehow put an end to his blood lust?
What will they have to do to save themselves from his powerful and deadly claws?
The hunt is on…

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#BlogTour #RandRBookTours @RRBookTours1 @Shanannigans81 / #PromoPost : The Moscow Whisper – Michael Jenkins @FailsafeQuery

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Today I’m on the ‘The Moscow Whisper’ blogtour, organized by R&R Book Tours.
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Author Pic(6)I started climbing at 13, survived being lost in Snowdonia at 14, nearly drowned at 15, and then joined the Army at 16. Risk and adventure was built into my DNA and I feel very fortunate to have served the majority of my working career as an intelligence officer within Defence Intelligence, and as an explosive ordnance disposal officer and military surveyor within the Corps of Royal Engineers.
I was privileged to serve for twenty-eight years in the British Army as a soldier and officer, rising through the ranks to complete my service as a major. I served across the globe on numerous military operations as well as extensive travel and adventure on many major mountaineering and exploration expeditions that I led or was involved in.
I was awarded the Geographic Medal by the Royal Geographical Society for mountain exploration in 2003 and served on the screening committee of the Mount Everest Foundation charity for many years. It was humbling after so many years of service when I was awarded the MBE for services to counter-terrorism in 2007.

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Title: The Moscow Whisper
Publication Date: June 12th, 2020
Genre: Thriller / Espionage / Action / Spy Thriller
Publisher: Failsafe Thrillers
Length: 407 Pages

Cover(2)‘Sometimes you have to enter the death zone to save the innocent’
A top-secret clique of former spies meet for dinner to hatch a plan to murder a competitor, not knowing that they are under surveillance from a covert arm of British Intelligence. Hours later, with bodies strewn across a terrace, a piece of secret intelligence reveals an international plot of colossal magnitude.
For disgraced agent Sean Richardson, this is the beginning of a deniable mission to infiltrate and disrupt a group of Russian mercenaries who are working clandestinely to take over a nation state.
Acting covertly as an illicit arms trafficker, Sean is dropped into a deadly cauldron of terrorists and high-tech weaponry that will take a nation down. As the bullets fly and the chaos rains in, can Sean take down the merchants of death…..or has he finally met his match?

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maMaria Adolfsson (b. 1958) lives in Stockholm where she, until recently, worked as a communications director and now writes full-time. The Doggerland series has been sold in to 18 languages to date, and has sold over 250 000 copies in Sweden alone.

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9781785768378A remote island. A brutal murder. A secret hidden in the past …
In the middle of the North Sea, between the UK and Denmark, lies the beautiful and rugged island nation of Doggerland.
Detective Inspector Karen Eiken Hornby has returned to the main island, Heimö, after many years in London and has worked hard to become one of the few female police officers in Doggerland.
So, when she wakes up in a hotel room next to her boss, Jounas Smeed, she knows she’s made a big mistake. But things are about to get worse: later that day, Jounas’s ex-wife is found brutally murdered. And Karen is the only one who can give him an alibi.
The news sends shockwaves through the tight-knit island community, and with no leads and no obvious motive for the murder, Karen struggles to find the killer in a race against time.
Soon she starts to suspect that the truth might lie in Doggerland’s history. And the deeper she digs, the clearer it becomes that even small islands can hide deadly secrets …

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Although Doggerland is just a fictional place I truly believed it existed because of the environment / the characters were described in much detail.
Maybe a bit too much as after a grant start it felt as the pace went down a few notches.
Not that it wasn’t interesting, not at all, but I felt a bit distracted from the real case.
At the end we got some better tempo and tension which made me go through the pages like I was chasing the culprit myself.
Definitely a nice start of a new series for me as I can’t wait to get to know DI Karen Eiken Hornby better!

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