Monday, December 5, 2016

On Tour: My Travel Adventures and Secret Recipes by Chef Wolfgang Hanau





Inside the Book:

Title: My Travel Adventures and Secret Recipes
Author: Chef Wolfgang Hanau
Publisher: iUniverse
Genre: Cooking
Format: Ebook/Paperback
Chef Wolfgang Hanau, born and educated in Eastern Europe, learned to love good cooking from an early age, so it was only natural that he’d go on to become a world-renowned chef.
What isn’t so natural, however, is his willingness to share the secret recipes he’s learned over a decades-long career at some of the world’s most exclusive restaurants, luxury hotels, and resorts.
In this memoir/recipe book, he revels in dishes with a French flair, Bavarian specialties from Munich’s Oktoberfest, Switzerland’s renowned international cuisine, and dishes from the many great places he’s practiced his craft.
You’ll laugh and smile as he enjoys camelback rides in the Sahara desert, cruises on luxury ocean liners, and meets celebrities at culinary destinations that offer sun, fun, and escapes from the ordinary.
Along the way, he shares recipes that will impress your relatives and friends, including German Warm Potato Salad, the Allenstein BBQ Recipe, Bearnaise Sauce, Rainforest Acai Berry Cookies, Amstel Light Portobello Gorgonzola Burger, Golden Apple Cheddar Pancakes, Apple Jam-Filled Cookies, and Apricot-Glazed Mushrooms over Mixed Baby Greens.
There’s an exciting story and a tasty dish for everyone in this book of secret recipes and travel adventures.

Meet the Author:
Chef Wolfgang Hanau, a native of Bavaria, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts from the Culinary Institute in Munich. He has worked in Switzerland, Paris, and London and has practiced his craft at many popular hotels and resorts. He lives with his wife, Diana, in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Tour Schedule

Monday, December 5 – Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book
Tuesday, December 6 – Interviewed at Harmonious Publicity
Wednesday, December 7 – Guest blogging at My Bookish Pleasures
Thursday, December 8 – Interviewed at Book Marketing Buzz
Friday, December 9 – Guest blogging at She Writes
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Monday, December 12 – Interviewed at Carpe Librum
Wednesday, December 14 – Interviewed at Write and Take Flight
Friday, December 16 – Interviewed at Read Between the Ink
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Tuesday, December 20 – Interviewed at Literal Exposure
Wednesday, December 21 – Guest blogging at Niume
Friday, December 23 – Guest blogging at The Revolving Bookshelf
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Monday, December 26 – Interviewed at As the Pages Turn
Tuesday, December 27 – Guest blogging at The Dark Phantom
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Monday, January 2 – Guest blogging at A Taste of My Mind
Wednesday, January 4 – Interviewed at I’m Shelf-ish
Thursday, January 5 – Interviewed at The Zen Reader
Friday, January 6 – Guest blogging at Voodoo Princess
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Tuesday, January 10 – Interviewed at From Paperback to Leatherbound
Wednesday, January 11 – Guest blogging at The Literary Nook
Thursday, January 12 – Guest blogging at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic
Friday, January 13 – Interviewed at The Review From Here
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Monday, January 16 – Guest blogging at PUYB Virtual Book Club
Wednesday, January 18 – Interviewed at Straight From the Author’s Mouth
Thursday, January 19 – Guest blogging at Lover of Literature
Friday, January 20 – Guest blogging at Fiction to Fruition
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Monday, January 23 – Interviewed at A Title Wave
Wednesday, January 25 – Guest blogging at Booklover Sue
Thursday, January 26 – Interviewed at The Writer’s Life
Friday, January 27 – Guest blogging at Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews

Sunday, December 4, 2016

On Tour: Unveiled by Ruth Vincent


Inside the Book:



Title: Unveiled: A Changeling P.I. Novel
Author: Ruth Vincent
Publisher: Harper Voyager Impulse
Pages: 320
Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy
Format: Ecopy 

Following the events of Elixir, Mabily “Mab” Jones’ life has returned to normal. Or as normal as life can be for a changeling, who also happens to be a private detective working her first independent case, and dating a half-fey.

But then a summons to return to the fairy world arrives in the form of a knife on her pillow. And in the process of investigating her case, Mab discovers the fairies are stealing joy-producing chemicals directly from the minds of humans in order to manufacture their magic Elixir, the dwindling source of their powers. Worst of all, Mab’s boyfriend Obadiah vows to abstain from Elixir, believing the benefits are not worth the cost in human suffering—even though he knows fairies can’t long survive without their magic.

Mab soon realizes she has no choice but to answer the summons and return to the Vale. But the deeper she is drawn into the machinations of the realm, the more she becomes ensnared by promises she made in the past. And in trying to do the right thing, Mab will face her most devastating betrayal yet, one that threatens everything and everyone she holds most dear.

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MEET THE AUTHOR


Ruth Vincent spent a nomadic childhood, moving across the USA, culminating in a hop across the pond to attend Oxford. But wherever she wanders, she remains ensconced within the fairy ring of her imagination. Ruth recently traded the gritty urban fantasy of NYC for the pastoral suburbs of Long Island, where she resides with her roguishly clever husband and a cockatoo who thinks she’s a dog.

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Tour Schedule

  Monday, December 5
Book featured at Books, Dreams, Life
Book featured at Celticlady's Reviews

Tuesday, December 6
Book featured at Leigh Anderson Romance
Book featured at Rainy Day Reviews

Wednesday, December 7
Book featured at Turning Another Page

Thursday, December 8
Book featured at Warrior Woman Winmill
Book featured at CBY Book Club

Friday, December 9
Book featured at I'm Shelf-ish

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Monday, December 12
Book featured at Bound 2 Escape

Tuesday, December 13
Book featured at A Title Wave

Wednesday, December 14
Book featured at Lover of Literature

Thursday, December 15
Book featured at Voodoo Princess

Friday, December 16
Book reviewed at Cover2Cover
Book reviewed at Deal Sharing Aunt

On Tour: Captured by Christmas by Lynn Crandall and Lainee Cole


Inside the Book:


Title: Captured by Christmas: A Christmas Anthology
Authors: Lynn Crandall and Lainee Cole
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Pages: 129 
Genre: Holiday Romance
Format: Ecopy 

It’s Christmas, and the season of holly, Christmas trees, and goodwill is drifting on air in merry holiday wishes. Romantic suspense and paranormal author Lynn Crandall and contemporary author Lainee Cole present in their own way two stories of love in Captured by Christmas. However it finds you—under a Christmas tree or drifted in snow in a backwoods cabin—the spirit of the season will wrap you in love.


In Snowbound, Lynn Crandall lets readers check in on favorite Fierce Hearts series were-lynx characters Kennedy Mitchell and Asher Monroe as they uncover the identity of the creature scaring the humans in Octavia, a small rural community in northern Michigan. Plans for an intimate getaway and family-style holiday are crumbling as the snow piles higher and Kennedy and Asher find themselves snowbound with a killer outside their door.


In The Mistletoe Effect, Christmas is second-grade teacher Tess McCall’s least favorite holiday, but she’s doing her best not to let it show. Learning he’s a father to seven-year-old Holly makes Alex Randle anxious about the upcoming holidays. When Tess’s class starts reading to shelter dogs, Holly and the antics of shelter dog Mistletoe lead them all to rediscover the magic of Christmas.

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MEET THE AUTHORS



I started spinning stories as a child when I tried to entertain my younger sister at night when we were supposed to be going to sleep. In the dark, my stories typically took on a scary or paranormal element -- didn't do much to put us to sleep. Today, I hope my stories still fail to put readers to sleep, but rather take them on a journey. That's what I've been on since I decided to make writing my focus. As a reporter and magazine feature writer, I truly enjoy learning as I work on stories. As a romance writer, I enjoy doing the research and following an evolving story of my characters. I'm still learning as I go.

CONNECT WITH LYNN: WEBSITE|FACEBOOK|TWITTER


Lainee Cole’s love affair with books began when she was young, and her mother encouraged her love of reading. By the time she was in seventh grade, Lainee was making up her own stories and poems, exploring various styles of writing. Ah, the drama of junior high. She wouldn't go back to those days for anything! But reading voraciously and exploring different types of writing led her to romances. She loves the challenge of writing romance, developing characters and figuring out what makes them tick. They often take on a life of their own, surprising and annoying her. But they also give her hope and inspire her to follow her dreams. Lainee strives to write stories that will make readers laugh and cry, give them hope, and encourage them to believe in the power of love.  

CONNECT WITH LAINEE: FACEBOOK

Tour Schedule

  Monday, December 5
Guest blogging at Turning Another Page

Tuesday, December 6
Book featured at I'm Shelf-ish

Wednesday, December 7
Guest blogging at A Title Wave

Thursday, December 8
Book featured at Celticlady's Reviews

Friday, December 9
Book featured at Books, Dreams, Life

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Monday, December 12
Book featured at Bound 2 Escape
Book featured at Voodoo Princess

Tuesday, December 13
Book featured at Reviews by Crystal

Wednesday, December 14
Book featured at Lisa's Home for Books
Book featured at CBY Book Club

Thursday, December 15
Guest blogging at Leigh Anderson Romance

Friday, December 16
Book featured at Teatime and Books
Book reviewed at Reviews at Room with Books


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cover Reveal: Rig 'Em by Delphine Dryden, coming December 10!


Inside the Book:



Title: Rig 'Em
Author: Delphine Dryden
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Women's Fiction
Format: Ecopy 

SADDLED
Thanks to a boots knockin’ schedule of both vanilla and kinky events, the Hilltop Guest Ranch is more successful than ever. And with their hemp rope skyrocketing into a sought-after bondage staple, Chet is fielding a lot of questions about his cousins’ business . . . and indulging his own kinky side with the help of Diego, the ranch’s hot, accommodating gamekeeper . . .

SPURRED
The fun is kicking into high gear until Chet ropes in a roving reporter trying to crash a private event. But Nicole’s not just any reporter—she’s Diego’s former Mistress. And she’s not crashing, she’s trying to win Diego back and enjoy a weekend of open-air pleasure . . .

FULL GALLOP
Chet’s not willing to give up his favorite sub so easily, and he doesn’t trust Nicole. He fully intends to keep an eye on her. But Diego wants them both and he has a plan to turn observation into participation. It seems the best kind of trouble comes in threes . . .


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MEET THE AUTHOR



Delphine Dryden majored in English at the University of Texas at Austin, and probably should have gone ahead and gone for that MFA and PhD to become an English professor like she planned. Instead, she took a detour through law school, practiced law for a woefully brief time, and wound up working in special education for the next fifteen or so years (first as a teacher, then as an educational diagnostician). Somewhere in there, she also obtained a Master’s in Educational Psychology/Special Education.

Delphine has written contemporary and erotic romance for Carina Press and Harlequin, and mainstream steampunk romance for Berkley Publishing. She has also self-published. Her writing has earned an Award of Excellence and Reviewers’ Choice Award from Romantic Times Book Reviews, an EPIC Award, and a Colorado Romance Writers’ Award of Excellence. She was the also the inaugural winner of the Science in My Fiction contest. When not writing, she can be found editing for various freelance clients and for Riptide Publishing.

CONNECT WITH DELPHINE: WEBSITE|FACEBOOK|TWITTER|GOODREADS| PINTEREST

Tour Schedule

Coming soon!

Cover Reveal: Her Australian Cattle Baron by Margaret Way, coming December 9!


Inside the Book:



Title: Her Australian Cattle Baron
Author: Margaret Way
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
Genre: Women's Fiction
Format: Ecopy 




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MEET THE AUTHOR


USA Today bestselling author Margaret Way has written more than 130 books, many of them International Bestsellers. She has been published in 114 countries and 34 languages. Her novels are set in her beloved Australia, where she was born and lives to this day. Her stories always contain the beauty and rugged nature of the rural and Outback Australia, as well as the rainforests and coral reefs of Northern Queensland.

Tour Schedule

Coming soon!

Cover Reveal: Hidden Hearts by Olivia Dade, coming December 8!


Inside the Book:



Title: Hidden Heart
Author: Olivia Dade
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
Genre: Women's Fiction
Format: Ecopy 

AN ADMIRER WITH A SECRET . . .

Mary Higgs could be the poster girl for the buttoned-up librarian. She follows the rules. Stays ╩╝til closing. Her kindness and dedication to her patrons are legendary. But those patrons have no idea what she's typing to the mysterious shut-in who emailed the library three months ago . . .

When the elusive Miles O'Connor shows up, he's no invalid. A year ago, he was the gleaming, ab-sational star of the small screen. Then came the accident. Now he's a wounded recluse with a pizza habit and fears so unshakable that only the thought of losing Mary to an online date could lure him out of his cabin.

Soon their email rapport has turned into weekends on the couch, watching tearjerkers and driving each other insane with red-hot makeout sessions. But as the desire grows and their horizons expand, the life that brought them together might not be enough for either of them . . .

"Love is never out of reach for the librarians of the Nice County Library System . . . Sarah's charm and humor are perfectly suited to a beach read." --Publishers Weekly on Ready to Fall


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MEET THE AUTHOR


While I was growing up, my mother kept a stack of books hidden in her closet. She told me I couldn’t read them. So, naturally, whenever she left me alone for any length of time, I took them out and flipped through them. Those books raised quite a few questions in my prepubescent brain. Namely: 1) Why were there so many pirates? 2) Did women really get kidnapped that often? 3) Where did all the throbbing come from? 4) What was a “manhood”?5) And why did the hero and heroine seem overcome by images of waves and fireworks every few pages, especially after an episode of mysterious throbbing in the hero’s manhood?

Thirty or so years later, I have a few answers. 1) Because my mom apparently fancied pirates at that time. Now she hoards romances involving cowboys and babies. If a book cover features a shirtless man in a Stetson cradling an infant, her ovaries basically explode and her credit card emerges. I have a similar reaction to romances involving spinsters, governesses, and librarians. 2) Yes, at least in romantic suspense novels. And it’s still gloriously dramatic.3) His manhood. Also, her womanhood. 4) It’s his “hard length,” sometimes compared in terms of rigidity to iron. I prefer to use other names for it in my own writing. However, I am not picky when it comes to descriptions of iron-hard lengths. At least in romances. 5) Because explaining how an orgasm feels can prove difficult. Or maybe the couples all had sex on New Year’s Eve at Cancun.

During those thirty years, I accomplished a few things. I graduated from Wake Forest University and earned my M.A. in American History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I worked at a variety of jobs that required me to bury my bawdiness and potty mouth under a demure exterior: costumed interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg, high school teacher, and librarian. But I always, always read romances. Funny, filthy, sweet—it didn’t matter. I loved them all.

Now I’m writing my own romances with the encouragement of my husband and daughter. I found a kick-ass agent: Jessica Alvarez from Bookends, LLC. I have my own stack of books in my closet that I’d rather my daughter not read, at least not for a few years. I can swear whenever I want, except around said daughter. And I get to spend all day writing about love and iron-hard lengths.

So thank you, Mom, for perving so hard on pirates during my childhood. I owe you.

CONNECT WITH OLIVIA: WEBSITE|FACEBOOK|TWITTER|GOODREADS

Tour Schedule

Coming soon!

Cover Reveal: Seducing Mr. Sykes by Maggie Robinson, coming December 7!


Inside the Book:



Title: Seducing Mr. Sykes (Cotswold Confidential)
Author: Maggie Robinson
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: Ecopy 

 In Maggie Robinson’s sparkling new series, the quaint village in Gloucestershire is where the wayward sons and daughters of Great Britain’s finest families come for some R&R—and good old-fashioned “rehab”. But sometimes they find much more . . .

No one at Puddling-on-the-Wold ever expected to see Sarah Marchmain enter through its doors. But after the legendary Lady’s eleventh-hour rejection of the man she was slated to marry, she was sent here to restore her reputation . . . and change her mind. It amused Sadie that her father, a duke, would use the last of his funds to lock her up in this fancy facility—she couldn’t be happier to be away from her loathsome family and have some time to herself. The last thing she needs is more romantic distraction . . .

As a local baronet’s son, Tristan Sykes is all too familiar with the spoiled, socialite residents of the Puddling Rehabilitation Foundation—no matter how real their problems may be. But all that changes when he encounters Sadie, a brave and brazen beauty who wants nothing more than to escape the life that’s been prescribed for her. If only Tristan could find a way to convince the Puddling powers-that-be that Sadie is unfit for release, he’d have a chance to explore the intense attraction that simmers between them—and prove himself fit to make her his bride . . .


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MEET THE AUTHOR

Maggie Robinson is a former teacher, library clerk and mother of four who woke up in the middle of the night, absolutely compelled to create the perfect man and use as many adjectives and adverbs as possible doing so. A transplanted New Yorker, she lives with her not-quite perfect husband in Maine, where the cold winters are ideal for staying inside and writing hot historical romances. Her books have been or will be translated into French, German, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian, Japanese, Thai, Dutch and Italian.

CONNECT WITH MAGGIE: Website|Facebook|Twitter|Goodreads