#BookBlitz #LoveBooksTours @LoveBooksGroup / #PromoPost : The Fallen Persimmon – Gigi Karagoz @gigi_karagoz

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Today I’m on the ‘The Fallen Persimmon’ bookblitz, organised by Love Books Tours.
To promote this book I have a some ‘basic’ information for you.

About the Author :

FB_IMG_1593879416217Gigi has spent most of her life living and working in countries all over the world. Her big passion is travel, especially in Asia, and India is a favourite destination. Giving up a career in tourism, she qualified as a holistic therapist and worked in yoga retreats in the Mediterranean for twelve years. Currently, Gigi lives in Wiltshire with Isabella, the cat she rescued from the streets of Fethiye, in southern Turkey.

Synopsis :

41y-qOupceL._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_Japan 1985 – a young English woman battles her conscience.
A page turning suspense novel..
Money blows across a field, the notes slapping against the stubble of dry rice stalks. Mr Ito walks towards the irrigation ditch at the end of his field, his rubber boots kicking up dust.
When he gets there, he remembers the rumour; the one about the missing English woman.
But this is Mari’s story. She knows it’s her fault that her sister died, and trying to move on, she takes a dream job teaching English in small-town Japan. It turns into a nightmare when Mari learns that she’s employed by the yakuza (Japanese mafia), and that the man she loves has his own dark secrets. When the yakuza play their final hand, Mari believes that once again, it’s all her fault.
If you like a novel that builds suspense, is set in an unusual location, has a strong female lead, and a pinch of romance; then this book is for you.

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#CoverReveal #LoveBooksTours @LoveBooksGroup : Siren Song #SirenSong – Rebecca McKinney @BexMcKinney

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Today I’m super pleased to be on the blogtour, organised by Love Books Group Tour, to reveal the cover of

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But first some information

About the Author :

IMG_4259 (4)Writer, counsellor, community development practitioner. I’ve always believed that the best stories show the truth of what it means to be a human being. The common thread that runs through all of my work is the individual’s struggle to make peace with a contentious life. I write mainly novels and short stories for adult audiences.
I was born in Boulder, Colorado in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, but have lived in or near Edinburgh, Scotland for most of my adult life. I live in Midlothian with my family, in a messy house with three cats, several hundred books and too many musical instruments.

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Synopsis :

A man who glimpses other people’s inner worlds, and a woman who can foresee death. Can they trace a missing girl before the worst happens?
Harrison Jones is a university lecturer with a secret: he moonlights as a psychic detective. Amy Bell is a paramedic who has the uncanny knack of knowing things are going to happen before they do. From their first accidental meeting on an Edinburgh bridge, both of their lives are destined to change.
Harrison invites Amy to help him investigate the disappearance of a beautiful young singer. The search will lead them into the murky world of human trafficking, from Edinburgh to the streets of Athens, and into the darkest corners of the human mind…

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#BlogTour #LoveBooksTours @LoveBooksGroup / #Excerpt : Bound to You – Alyson Caraway @alycaraway @vulpine_press

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Today I’m on the ‘Bound to You’ blogtour, organised by Love Books Tour.
To promote this book I have an excerpt, but before I let you read it first some ‘basic’ information.

About the Author :

KguVefRG_400x400Thanks for wanting to learn more about me! I’m Aly, and I’ve been writing since middle school. I’ve always been a fan of paranormal, fantasy, and supernatural fiction. I’ve consumed it in many forms, including from books, movies, video games and anime. I would walk home from school hoping a black cat with a crescent moon on its forehead would come to me and tell me I was a reincarnated superhero, just like in the anime Sailor Moon. When that didn’t happen, I wrote my own Sailor Moon fanfiction, then original stories, all with strong heroines with magical powers. I realized my own magical power was my love for storytelling and world building.
I’m in love with my characters finding a love worth dying for. I love putting them in impossible situations and seeing how they figure things out and persevere. I really hope that you enjoy their journeys, too!
When I’m not writing about lusty demons, angels, and other paranormal beings, I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter, and maltipoo. I’m an avid video gamer, student of Japanese, tea aficionado, crafter, reader, and all-around nerd. I strongly believe in the healing powers of retail therapy.

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“So you killed a beast?” he asked smugly.
She took a deep, restorative breath. “I killed a wolf in the forest at the base of the mountains.”
“A simple kill, but I am pleased. What fun this bond will be.” Laughing, he pushed off the wall with his shoulder and came a few steps closer. “You know, it’s funny. You drank from me and it kept you alive, but you became bonded to me, your savior. You must obey my every command. Hell, I could tell you to strip and suck my cock and you’d have to do it eventually. Me? When I drink angel blood, it burns for a moment—gets me a little high, actually—and I heal, but I am bonded to no one. Your gods are cruel, are they not?”
Coryn tried not to show her annoyance, but as soon as her eye twitched, Zagan caught the motion, and a wide smile grew across his lips.
He leaned closer and, clearly taking enjoyment from taunting her, dropped his voice. “Make you strip. I very much like the sound of that. Should I do it?”
He pulled her to him, and she felt his erection against her thigh. A gasp escaped her lips, and he grew even harder against her. She wished she could say her body didn’t respond, but arousal flooded her, shocking her. She’d truly lost control.
“Each time you try to subvert me, or come at me with that attitude of yours, should I tear you down a little more?”
She shuddered and her skin prickled as he leaned closer and dropped his voice to a whisper.
“I can think of so many ways to torture you, my beautiful forsaken. Shall I share you with my brothers? Or should I keep you for myself?”
“Do whatever you want, Zagan,” she said, keeping her voice even so as not to betray that she was unbelievably drawn to him. “I can’t do anything to stop you. Corrupt me, have the rest of your deplorable brethren do what they will to me—it will only bring me more joy when your kind is destroyed. One thing to keep in mind, though, as you make me your angel of darkness, try not to fall in love with me, because if you order me to pleasure you, that’s exactly what will happen. I have been the lover to gods.”
She wasn’t sure why she told him that but enjoyed the twitch it sent down his cock. Was he imagining her now, pleasuring a god instead of him? Did that make him jealous?
“The skies on Manusya would crackle when I pleasured Ouranos.”
He bristled. “The god who disappeared from the Heavens?”
It took effort to keep her shoulders from sagging—he wasn’t jealous, and all the realms knew of the god’s disappearance.
“In spite of the pleasure I gave him,” she said quickly.
That Zagan wasn’t enraged by her experience with the god angered her instead. She wanted him irritated that she’d been with another … but why?
“If you share me with your brothers, I can’t help when they fall in love with me too. It would be a shame if you all destroyed each other while fighting over a forsaken erelim.”
Letting her smile stretch wider, she purposefully brushed the side of her leg against his erection. “A damn shame indeed.”
Zagan growled, then there was a moment of silence between them before he matched her wicked grin with his own. “Continue to come to me with this much sin, with this much hatred … and I may just fall in love with you either way.”

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#BlogTour #LoveBooksTours @LoveBooksGroup / #QandAs : Lillian White’s Journey – Karen Kelly @karenlindakelly

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Today I’m on the ‘Lillian White’s Journey’ blogtour, organised by Love Books Tour.
To promote this book I have a Q&As post, but before I let you read it first some ‘basic’ information.

About the Author :

MT7A3994inKaren lives with her husband Dave, children Charlie and Maggie and devoted collie Baxter. A successful blogger, volunteer radio presenter, mum and homemaker she first began writing over 20 years ago alongside her chosen career path as cabin crew. Her writing style is unique, creative and humorous generating laughter, empathy and some escapism in this ever-serious world we find ourselves entwined in. As well as travelling the globe, she’s lived overseas, worked in the fitness industry and ran a pub and these life experiences have certainly given her the inspiration to write the way she does. Lillian White’s Journey, her debut novel, was launched to a sell-out audience and was a great success with raving reviews on Amazon, social media and from professional book bloggers. She is currently working on a sequel and is aiming for a trilogy in this series. She also has other #WIP including a series of children’s books.
If she’s not running around like a headless chicken, she can be found with a large G&T and a bucket load of crisps!

Synopsis :

Front cover-layout-CMYK (2)On the morning of her wedding, Lillian White awakes with a hangover from hell, a naked stranger and no recollection of the previous night. As her eyes become focused the panic sets in as the once intimate, romantic Bridal Suite resembles the aftermath of a wild, drunken party. Unread messages flood her inbox from her soon Husband-to-be but with only hours to spare, can she still go through with the wedding?

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Hi

First of all thank you very much for taking the time to answer my questions, I really appreciate it. Here we go! 🙂

Can you, for those who don’t know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?
I had a great career as cabin crew for many years and used to write short stories alongside this path. One particular piece of writing grew and grew and as years went by i had a fully typed manuscript. I was introduced to a copy-editor, the first person to read my work (aside from my husband), who offered great support and encouragement giving me the confidence to take it to print.

Which books did/do you love to read as a child/now as a grown-up?
I honestly don’t remember a specific book as a young child but as a young woman I would lean towards Marian Keyes or Sophie Kinsella. More recently I’ve been reading Liane Moriarty, Shari Lapena and one of my favourite reads is The Forgottn Daughter by Renita D’silva – i couldnt put it down!

Is there a writer whose brain you would love to pick for advice? Who would that be and why?
Amanda Prowse. I’ve met her once and she just oozes charm and character. A gorgeous, warm, fun, and incredibly talented lady.

If you could, which fictional character (from your own book(s) or someone else’s) would you like to invite for tea and why?
I would love to spend time with Sam, Lillian’s close friend in my novel. She’s honest, takes no prisoners and is great in a crisis.

Do you have some rituals or habits whilst writing?
When i come up with an idea or synopsis i mentally take it to bed with me and jot down notes the following morning. Sounds crazy but it works! I look forward to climbing into bed and thinking ..what happens next?

Where do you come up with your idea(s)? Do people in your life need to be worried? 😉
Ha ha – no they’re safe, although, if something dramtic happened i might turn it upside down, squeeze the life out of it then kick it around a few times so they wouldnt recognise it! I do have a creative mind and frequently come up with a synopsis for a book although i don’t always act on them.

Are you a plotter or do you go with the flow, as a pantser?
A pantser for sure. Words and directions come fairly easily and as my typing speed is 65-80wpm, when i’m in the zone, there’s steam coming off my keyboard!

Can you give novice writers some tips (do’s/don’ts)?
Don’t worry about logistics, just write! Don’t compare your writing style to others just be you and let the words flow. Do have a fresh pair of eyes look over it – not family or friends – use a professional, seriously, it will be worth it in the end.

What are your futureplans as an author?
I am working on a sequel to Lillian White’s Journey but also have a differnt genre book synopsis i would like to persue. I’m writing a book of short fun-dittie type poems based around The Menopause and I do have a series of childrens books that I really should address. Watch this space!

Last, but not least : Can you give my readers one teaser from your book, which is featured here on my blog, please?

“V&Ms, Vodka Martinis, they always get me into trouble. I take a peak under the covers just to be sure. S**t i’m sure! There’s a naked, curly blond surfer guy lying next to me bearing no resemblance to my forthcoming husband. He’s tanned, he’s toned and he’s gorgeous. I’m dead!”

Lillian White Graphic 3Isn’t that a great reason to pick up this book and to find out more?!
Thanks once again for this lovely interview, Karen Kelly.

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#BlogTour #LoveBooksTours @LoveBooksGroup / #QandAs : The End of the Road – Anna Legat @LegatWriter @darkstrokedark @crookedcatbooks

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Today I’m on the ‘The End of the Road’ blogtour, organised by Love Books Tour.
To promote this book I have a Q&As post, but before I let you read it first some ‘basic’ information.

About the Author :

P1040507 (3)Anna Legat is a Wiltshire-based author, best known for her DI Gillian Marsh murder mystery series. She dabbles in a wide variety of genres, ranging from satire to dystopian. A globe-trotter and Jack-of-all-trades, Anna has been an attorney, legal adviser, a silver-service waitress, a school teacher and a librarian. She read law at the University of South Africa and Warsaw University, then gained teaching qualifications in New Zealand. She has lived in far-flung places all over the world where she delighted in people-watching and collecting precious life experiences for her stories. Anna writes, reads, lives and breathes books and can no longer tell the difference between fact and fiction.

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EafPfDYXsAAOrWbThe fight for survival has begun.
All-out war spins out of control, and it doesn’t discriminate. Governments fall, continents are obliterated, deadly viruses consume everything in their path, and what’s left of humanity is on the run. Caught in this global refugee crisis are a few unlikely survivors.
Tony, a philandering London lawyer, escapes the doomed city and his own murky past as he evacuates to the continent.
A hapless flock of Belgian nuns prays for a miracle as they watch their city turn to rubble.
Bella, a naïve teenager, thinks she is going on holiday when her father drags her across the globe to New Zealand.
Reggie, a loyal employee of a mining corporation, guards a hoard of diamonds in the African plains, fending off desperate looters.
Alyosha, a nuclear scientist, has been looking for the God-particle in Siberia, but now the world is at an end, he wishes to return home to Chernobyl.
A pair of orphaned children are cowering in the Tatra Mountains, fearing the sky will fall in on them.
Will they find an escape route before it is too late? Or are they doomed to fail?

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Q&A :

Hi

First of all thank you very much for taking the time to answer my questions, I really appreciate it. Here we go! 🙂
Thank you for having me, Stefanie!

Can you, for those who don’t know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?
I have been many different things in my long and illustrious “real-life” career. I read law at university and qualified as an attorney in South Africa, working in the legal field for more than fifteen years. I then had a change of heart and took a postgraduate course in primary education in New Zealand. I spent twelve happy years teaching youngsters how to write stories, and sometimes how to count and play cricket. But ever since I was a little girl in the depths of the Polish countryside, I would do little other than make up stories in my head. I travelled extensively and lived in many exotic locations, but the greatest amount of action would always happen on the pages of my books.

Which books did/do you love to read as a child/now as a grown-up?
I adored Jules Verne. His sci-fi adventure stories inspired me to come up with my own. I read all of his books. When I got older, in my teenage years, I absolutely fell in love with the dark, moody writing of Dostoyevsky. I suppose it reflected the state of my own mind.
Later in life I went through various stages and genres. I discovered Stephen King and Anne Rice in my mid-twenties. I had a long heroic fantasy stage, reading David Gemmell like he was going out of fashion.
Ruth Rendell has been my writing idol for many years. In her heyday, she was the pioneer of the modern psychological thriller, incisive and brilliant at getting into the psychopathic mind. It is thanks to her literary influence that I choose to write crime fiction over other genres.

Is there a writer whose brain you would love to pick for advice? Who would that be and why?
The aforesaid Ruth Rendell. I would ask her what she did to achieve such authenticity in portraying the criminal/psychopathic mind. Did she allow herself to go into the darkest corners of her own soul or did she research in other ways?

If you could, which fictional character (from your own book(s) or someone else’s) would you like to invite for tea and why?
I would love to invite Georgie, the heroine of my debut novel, Life Without Me. She helped me break onto the publishing scene. I owe her quite a bit and would like to thank her. Also, we are quite similar so we would have a lot to talk and laugh about. It would be a very laid-back tête-à-tête.

Do you have some rituals or habits whilst writing?
I always light a candle when I start writing. I have no idea where this ritual originated, but now I struggle to get down to writing when I run out of candles. They are the top of my shopping list.

Where do you come up with your idea(s)? Do people in your life need to be worried? 😉
Oh yes! Life, the people I meet, the experiences I go through provide endless sources of inspiration. I watch, observe, dream and collect personalities and events to develop them into plots and characters. However, I do not caricaturise people. My characters are composites of all sorts of individuals I have come across in my colourful life and travels.

Are you a plotter or do you go with the flow, as a pantser?
I am a plotter who often gets carried away and strays into uncharted territories. I let the characters and events take over and have been known to change the direction of travel as well as the final destination of some of my books. They do tend to come to life and force my hand.

Can you give novice writers some tips (do’s/don’ts)?
Do read. Read, read, read.
Don’t become a clone of other writers no matter how much you admire them. Develop your own style. Be unique.

What are your future plans as an author?
I will continue writing and experimenting more widely with new and diverse genres. A Conspiracy of Silence, book 5 in my DI Marsh detective series is to be published in October this year. This will be followed by new cozy crime mysteries next year.
The End of the Road is a dystopian novel and I would like to develop this genre further, possibly into a time-travel or alternative history series.
I love black comedy and satire. At the moment I am working on a humorous magic realism novel, Paula Goes to Heaven. I have been working on it for quite some time, rewriting and repositioning it, but I hope I am nearly there. Some novels take for ever. Others just write themselves.

Last, but not least: Can you give my readers one teaser from your book, which is featured here on my blog, please?
This extract belongs to Bella’s story. Bella is a young woman who has travelled with her family to New Zealand to escape The End of the Road:

They have been sailing for weeks, heading north-west and following the stars. Their waka is alone, all others having gone their separate ways, either by accident or by design. Kauri says that Africa is the safest place to head for. Small Pacific islands will sooner or later all be under water. They must head for the African continent with its high mountains, vast plains and rich vegetation. The chances are that people there have no reason to fight any wars and that there is peace and quiet in Africa. Bella has heard it all before, but she doesn’t correct him – she lets him live in hope.
The meteorite shower takes them by surprise. Flaming missiles plunge into the waves and stir the ocean all the way to its unreachable, unexplored depths. Geysers of steam, ten times the size and pressure of Rotorua’s hot pools, rise and syphon their white fury into the sky. The whanau huddle up together, but they are torn asunder and hurled into the raging waves. Mother Pomare flies out like a white albatross, her arms outstretched, her white hair splayed. Kauri is no match for the missiles from outer space – he tries to hold on to his children, but they are snatched from his arms and flung into the waves; he follows them, dives in and disappears.
Nothing remains of their waka, nothing but splints of ancient redwood. They are tossed in the sea and animated by the assault from the heavens above. Smoke blots out the sun; it erodes the screams for help in Bella’s throat and burns her eyes. She is pulled into a whirlpool of water and fire, and then spat out onto the oily surface dotted with the debris of their boat. Very quickly the sky quietens, and in its image, the sea settles to a steady, rocking motion. Beneath the flapping waves, sharks begin to circle.

Isn’t that a great reason to pick up this book and to find out more?!
Thanks once again for this lovely interview, Anna Legat.

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#BlogTour #LoveBooksTours @LoveBooksGroup / #Excerpt : Fire on the Island – Timothy Jay Smith @TimothyJaySmith

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Today I’m on the ‘Fire on the Island’ blogtour, organised by Love Books Tour.
To promote this book I have an excerpt, but before I let you read it first some ‘basic’ information.

About the Author :

Timothy Jay Smith (S#1) (1)Tim has traveled the world collecting stories and characters for his novels and screenplays which have received high praise. Fire on the Island won the Gold Medal in the 2017 Faulkner-Wisdom Competition for the Novel. He won the Paris Prize for Fiction for his first book, A Vision of Angels. Kirkus Reviews called Cooper’s Promise “literary dynamite” and selected it as one of the Best Books of 2012. Tim was nominated for the 2017 Pushcart Prize for his short fiction, “Stolen Memories.” His recent novel, The Fourth Courier received tremendous reviews. His screenplays have won numerous international competitions. Tim is the founder of the Smith Prize for Political Theater. He lives in France.

Synopsis :

Fire on the Island - Arcade book cover (1)For lovers of crime fiction and the allure of the Greek islands, Fire on the Island is the perfect summer read.
FIRE ON THE ISLAND is a playful, romantic thriller set in contemporary Greece, with a gay Greek-American FBI agent, who is undercover on the island to investigate a series of mysterious fires. Set against the very real refugee crisis on the beautiful, sun-drenched Greek islands, this novel paints a loving portrait of a community in crisis. As the island residents grapple with declining tourism, poverty, refugees, family feuds, and a perilously damaged church, an arsonist invades their midst.
Nick Damigos, the FBI agent, arrives on the island just in time to witness the latest fire and save a beloved truffle-sniffing dog. Hailed as a hero and embraced by the community, Nick finds himself drawn to Takis, a young bartender who becomes his primary suspect, which is a problem because they’re having an affair. Theirs is not the only complicated romance in the community and Takis isn’t the only suspicious character on the island. The priest is an art forger, a young Albanian waiter harbors a secret, the captain of the coast guard station seems to have his own agenda, and the village itself hides a violent history. Nick has to unravel the truth in time to prevent catastrophe, as he comes to terms with his own past trauma. In saving the village, he will go a long way toward saving himself.
A long time devotee of the Greek islands, Smith paints the setting with gorgeous color and empathy, ushering in a new romantic thriller with the charm of Zorba the Greek while shedding bright light on the very real challenges of life in contemporary Greece.

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The old man removed a suit coat from a hook and slipped it on. “Welcome,” he said, extending his hand to Nick.
“You are the mayor?”
“We have no budget for a gardener, but the roses do not stop growing. So why have you come to Vourvoulos at this time of year? Most tourists have already left.”
Nick reached into his daypack and passed him an envelope. “Did you write this letter?”
The mayor, fingering it, smiled conspiratorially. “I wasn’t sure if I sent it to the right place.”
“You did,” he assured him, and flashed his badge. “Nick Damigos, FBI.”
“You came all the way from the FBI to help us?”
“Actually, I’m posted to Athens. We have agents in every country that plays a strategic role in terrorism, human trafficking, or refugees, and Greece has a problem with all three.”
“That’s not a very honorable distinction.”
“It’s a function of your geography, and it’s America’s policy to help Greece however we can.”
“America helped our island in the past,” the mayor told him. “After the second world war, during Greece’s civil war we were a communist island, and still Americans gave us food. It saved many lives, including my father’s, and I was not conceived yet so I have always been especially grateful.”
“Saving lives is why America wants to help again. Unfortunately Turkey is threatening to open the refugee floodgates. There could be a thousand refugees arriving here every day. Your Coast Guard station is too strategically located to be put out of commission for even one day.”
“Greece would be a happier country if it were in a less strategic place.”
“Then you wouldn’t have had Homer. Or the Trojan War, which brings up the other reason why the ambassador wants the FBI to help. Do you know what ISIS is?”
“Yes. Islamic State.”
“It’s threatened to mix jihadists in with the refugees. Maybe not in a Trojan horse but on a Trojan raft. If there’s any evidence that’s happened, the Coast Guard is going to play a much bigger role in intercepting and processing refugees before they’re allowed into the country. If the station is destroyed, it’s almost guaranteed that ISIS will flood this route with jihadists.”
“So let me understand correctly,” the mayor said. “You want to keep the Coast Guard in operation, so you oppose moving the fuel tank?”
“I want to stop the arsonist.”

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Today I’m on the ‘The De-Coding of Jo: Hall of Ignorance’ bookblitz, organised by Love Books Tours.
To promote this book I have a some ‘basic’ information for you.

About the Author :

GaPyKxPf_400x400Award-winning Author, Lali A. Love provides a supernatural thriller of metaphysical and visionary fantasy with her own revolutionary philosophy and unique narrative skills to produce this heart-wrenching and gripping tale.
Lali A. Love lives in the capital city of Canada with her husband and two beautiful children who are her greatest source of pride, joy, and inspiration. As a debut author, Lali loves to write stimulating, character-based novels that invoke an emotional response in her readers. She has done extensive research into epistemology and metaphysics to further her understanding of the Universal Laws of Energy.
In her spare time, Lali is committed to writing her visionary fiction trilogy about spiritual transformation. These mystical novels are based on the journeys of three incarnated Angels that have been brought together in the third-dimensional existence, to realize their Divine Feminine soul purpose. Each of them must experience unique self-realization to overcome the dark demonic entities that are determined to destroy their inner light to derail their Soul mission.

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AAA Book 1 Front Cover (1)When a demonic parasite turns her classmates into an army of sleepwalkers, sixteen-year-old Jo must confront her celestial identity and reveal the mystery of existence. Guided by the Galactic Council, a Galactic Compass and with the help of her best friends, Jo unleashes the cosmic powers of creation to prevent the Lord of Darkness from enslaving all of humanity into obscurity.
Will she be able to decode the artificial system in time to save her friends and the sacred Light?

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Today I’m on the ‘The End of the Road’ bookblitz, organised by Love Books Tours.
To promote this book I have a some ‘basic’ information for you.

About the Author :

P1040507 (3)Anna Legat is a Wiltshire-based author, best known for her DI Gillian Marsh murder mystery series. She dabbles in a wide variety of genres, ranging from satire to dystopian. A globe-trotter and Jack-of-all-trades, Anna has been an attorney, legal adviser, a silver-service waitress, a school teacher and a librarian. She read law at the University of South Africa and Warsaw University, then gained teaching qualifications in New Zealand. She has lived in far-flung places all over the world where she delighted in people-watching and collecting precious life experiences for her stories. Anna writes, reads, lives and breathes books and can no longer tell the difference between fact and fiction.

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Synopsis :

EafPfDYXsAAOrWbThe fight for survival has begun.
All-out war spins out of control, and it doesn’t discriminate. Governments fall, continents are obliterated, deadly viruses consume everything in their path, and what’s left of humanity is on the run. Caught in this global refugee crisis are a few unlikely survivors.
Tony, a philandering London lawyer, escapes the doomed city and his own murky past as he evacuates to the continent.
A hapless flock of Belgian nuns prays for a miracle as they watch their city turn to rubble.
Bella, a naïve teenager, thinks she is going on holiday when her father drags her across the globe to New Zealand.
Reggie, a loyal employee of a mining corporation, guards a hoard of diamonds in the African plains, fending off desperate looters.
Alyosha, a nuclear scientist, has been looking for the God-particle in Siberia, but now the world is at an end, he wishes to return home to Chernobyl.
A pair of orphaned children are cowering in the Tatra Mountains, fearing the sky will fall in on them.
Will they find an escape route before it is too late? Or are they doomed to fail?

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Today I’m on the ‘Reliance’ bookblitz, organised by Love Books Tours.
To promote this book I have a some ‘basic’ information for you.

About the Author :

IMG_6464Paul was born and raised in Belfast. Until the age of 15 he couldn’t read. Then, when introduced to Computing at school, he forced himself to make sense of the letter spaghetti on the pages of the text books.
He went on to get a First Class honours degree in Computer Science followed by a career in Software and later IT and Business Consulting.
You may know him from Game of Thrones, where he played “Back of Head from 100 yards” or in The Fall with Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson where he played “Elbow at the bar” – His acting career ended soon after.

Synopsis :

9781838066017An eruption on the Sun leaves the Earth powerless, but is it a temporary inconvenience or the start of a spiral into anarchy?
Belfast Professor Martin Monroe knows the answers, but once branded a conspiracy nut, he struggles to get anyone to listen to his warnings of the impending disaster. His only friend, Simon Wilson, still coming to terms with the loss of his wife, is the only person who will listen.
Fighting against bureaucracy and her own lack of confidence, Government Communications officer Lisa Keenan struggles to get the word out. Despite the protests of her colleagues, she enlists the help of the professor.
With a wife and new-born child to think of, Prison supervisor, Derek Henderson, must weigh duty against family and live with the consequences of an impossible decision.
Will the world’s total reliance on technology, and the electricity that powers it, lead to the irreversible disintegration of society on a global scale?

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#BlogTour #LoveBooksTours @LoveBooksGroup / #QandAs : Rosemary or Too Clever To Love – GL Robinson @gl_robinson

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Today I’m on the ‘Rosemary or Too Clever To Love’ blogtour, organised by Love Books Tour.
To promote this book I have a Q&As post, but before I let you read it first some ‘basic’ information.

About the Author :

I’m a product of a convent boarding school in the south of England in the 1950’s and early 60’s. You can probably guess I received an old-fashioned education. I learned a great deal about the humanities and practically nothing in the sciences. I understand Latin, speak French fluently and my German isn’t bad. I read the Canterbury Tales in the original Middle English when I was 16 and Shakespeare is an open book. But the only science I remember is the ditty: Miss Cummings (our teacher) was a scientist, alas she is no more, for what she took for H2O (water) was H2SO4 (sulfuric acid). Not bad, eh? Words to live by.
I met my American husband while working in Brussels (Belgium). Then we moved to Bonn (Germany). I had three children in a foreign tongue. If you want to know how to say “push” in French and German, ask me!
I’ve lived in the USA for over 40 years, have seven grandchildren and the same husband I started with. We live in a small town in upstate New York but nowadays spend the winter in Florida. I need to sell lots of books so we can buy a waterfront condo! (laughs ironically).
I love my garden, telling my grandchildren stories and eating desserts. I’d give up a steak for a Key Lime Pie any day!
I began writing Regency Romances just under two years ago after the death of my beloved sister who was in the convent with me all those years ago. We used to read them under the covers with a torch after lights out. My books are dedicated to her.
I’ve so far indie published three. The third, Rosemary or Too Clever to Love, just came out at the beginning of May. I’m writing a fourth and editing a trilogy I wrote 18 months ago. I plan on publishing them over the summer.
I love Regency Romances and they’ve always been a guilty pleasure. I was a French professor, and I tell you, after a day of teaching Existentialism, you need a bit of sprigged muslin and some polished topboots to clear your head.
But more than that, I think they fulfil a need for order and calm that is so lacking in our lives today. You know that Almack’s is only going to allow entry to men in white britches; you know young ladies may only dance twice with the same man at the ball; you know the couple is going to get together, no matter how mismatched they appear, or how many obstacles are in their path.
There is something soothing about it all. Of course, it’s escapism and it’s often silly, but it’s always satisfying.
Having been a teacher for 30 years, I find I can’t get away from the urge to provoke discussion. Plus, I belong to three Book Groups. I’ve therefore included Discussion Topics at the end of my last two novels. I hope my readers will have fun with them.

Synopsis :

Rosemary Front Cover Clean in JPG (1)The Ugly Duckling meets the Gothic novel: a plain governess, a romantic Miss, a stern but handsome guardian, involved in a midnight chase, a woman dressed in britches and a gloomy castle. Throw in a bit of Vivaldi and some French philosophy, and you have it all!
If Rosemary can’t control her wayward pupil and prove her worth to her guardian the Earl, her future is bleak.
When Marianne’s father dies, she and her governess Rosemary are forced to go and live with her guardian the Earl of Tyndell. The Earl has strict ideas about how young ladies should behave. He isn’t impressed by the romantic notions Marianne has absorbed straight from the pages of a Gothic novel. And her governess is not only dowdy but perfectly ready to put him in his place, especially regarding his ideas about the education of women. But when the Earl’s interest in Rosemary blossoms just as Marianne falls in love with the last person he would ever agree to her marrying, where will it all end?
Read Rosemary or Too Clever to Love to see how this tangle is sorted out.
In spite of its light-hearted and often humorous tone, this charming novel raises questions about women’s education and philosophy. Book Group discussion topic have been included at the end.

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Q&A :

Hi

First of all thank you very much for taking the time to answer my questions, I really appreciate it. Here we go! 🙂
It’s my pleasure! Thank you!

Can you, for those who don’t know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?
I’ll tell you I was born in 1947 – so you can do the math! I’m British by birth but have lived in the USA for over 40 years with my American husband. I have three American children and seven grandchildren.
I started writing novels (I was an academic so I wrote that boring stuff before) just under two years ago, when my sister died. She and I were at boarding school in a convent when we were young and we would read Regency Romances under the covers after lights out. She died unexpectedly and I didn’t get back to England in time to see her. The day after her funeral, I sat up in bed and a whole Regency story came to me. I’m sure it was her and she was helping me grieve. I started writing in bed that morning and I haven’t stopped. I’ve written eight novels – 7 Regencies and 1 contemporary crime. I’ve indie published three so far.

Which books did/do you love to read as a child/now as a grown-up?
As a small child I loved Wind in the Willows, then from about the age of 11, Georgette Heyer. I still re-read her books. The convent was very old fashioned (needless to say!)so for school we only read stuff written before 1850 – Beowulf in the original Anglo-Saxon, Chaucer in the original Middle English, Shakespeare and all the classic early 19th century authors. It was a French order so we learned French and Racine and Molière. You can see why I became a languge and literature professor! 40 years ago I discovered Barbara Pym – a midcentury British author who is vastly underrated. She wrote short, ironically funny novels about women. Wonderful stuff! Nowadays I love Kate Atkinson and A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles is one of the best books I’ve ever read. I also love the enormous tomes of Canadian writer Robertson Davies, who died in 1995. His stuff is also ironically funny but very learned. But I like Lee Child, too. So in other words, I have a very eclectic taste.

Is there a writer whose brain you would love to pick for advice? Who would that be and why?
Yes, probably Kate Atkinson. She is able to describe characters exactly with a minimum of words, and I love her way of warping time in her novels. I wish I could do that.

If you could, which fictional character (from your own book(s) or someone else’s) would you like to invite for tea and why?
I’d invite Count Alexander Rostov from A Gentleman in Moscow. He’s an aristocrat who lives through the end of the Czarist regime and the Boshevik Revolution, under house arrest for 30 years in a hotel in Moscow. He never loses his sense of humor or sense of what is right. Plus he’s obviously really attractive and has charming manners! That’s always a plus!!

Do you have some rituals or habits whilst writing?
No. I can write any time, anywhere. Anywhere I can balance my laptop.

Where do you come up with your idea(s)? Do people in your life need to be worried? 😉
Apart from my contemporary crime novel which I’m querying (with a marked lack of success!) I write Regency Romances, which have little to do with real life nowadays, so no, you won’t find yourself in my next book! I suppose I do absorb people’s characteristics and they come out here and there, because human nature is much the same as it always was – the desire for love or friendship, or hate or revenge, or simple dislike. I also give my books a very real historical background. My most recent (to be published in about 2 months) talks about child labor laws. But they ARE Romances! Light and fluffy!

Are you a plotter or do you go with the flow, as a pantser?
I’m definitely a pantser. I do write down a vague outline of the plot, but once I’ve done that I usually don’t look at it again! I know where I’m going, but I never know how I’m going to get there. I never know what my characters are going to say till they say it! My books write themselves, really.

Can you give novice writers some tips (do’s/don’ts)?
Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Just do it! Let it go even if you think you need yet another re-write. You’ll learn more that way. Also, try to write books in series. People like series. I wish I’d known that when I began!

What are your future plans as an author?
I have four novels to put out over the next year. One is a stand alone and the others are a trilogy. I’d like to work a bit more on my crime novel, too. See if I can mix up the time line, à la Kate Atkinson!

Last, but not least : Can you give my readers one teaser from your book, which is featured here on my blog, please?
Background: Marianne, a young woman with romantic illusions, has been abducted by the man she thought loved her. He is getting revenge on her guardian.

“You must be mad!” she cried! “My uncle will kill you! You won’t be paid to marry me, or have my fortune, because you’ll be dead!”
“This is not the pages of a novel, my dear,” the Baron replied silkily. “If your uncle kills me he will be tried for murder. Your reputation will still be in tatters; my death and his execution would not change that. This is not the Middle Ages, nor is it France. We do not exonerate honor killings. No, Marianne. You had best accustom yourself to the idea of being my wife – if I decide to have you – and making the best of it. You may as well start now.”

Isn’t that a great reason to pick up this book and to find out more?!
Thanks once again for this lovely interview, GL Robinson.

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