Monday, June 25, 2018

Cover Reveal: Love is a Wildfire by Kate Kisset





Playboy-vintner Michael Santino’s world is about to go up in flames. The largest wildfire in California history is racing straight for his precious vineyards.
But the fire isn’t what’s making him hot and bothered— it’s Shae.
The beautiful firefighter he’s never forgotten is on the scene, re-igniting sparks and making it impossible for him to think straight. Now he can’t remember why he broke up with her.
Firefighter extraordinaire Shae Hayes is determined to evacuate Santino Winery.
Strong and proud, and from a long line of heroes, she’s not taking no for answer—even if it is from Napa Valley’s own Mr. Charming. The devastatingly handsome sweet- talker is the only man who turns her insides to jelly.
When the wind changes and Engine 6 is stationed at Santino Winery, Shae and Michael begin to melt in close quarters, and their chemistry ignites.
Is it the firestorm outside or the flames smoldering in their hearts that has them clinging to each other?

They’ll soon have to decide if 
LOVE IS A WILDFIRE. 
Coming August 7th!
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Former San Francisco radio disc jockey Kate Kisset is passionate about telling great stories.

After playing thousands of Pop, Country, Rock and Oldies tunes, for her primarily female fan base, she changed her tune and became an author. 

Just a Kiss is the first book in her Wine Country Romance romance series, 

She lives in Northern California and Santa Barbara with her family and rescue pup “editor” Luciana Parmigiana, where she hikes, reads, listens to music, and drinks wine. 

WEBSITE & SOCIAL LINKS

Want to read the first three books in the series? You can purchase them at the links below:




Thursday, June 28
Lynn's Romance Enthusiasm
Comfy Chair Books
Socrates Book Reviews
Aurora's Book Butterflies
Write and Take Flight
Southern Vixens Book Club

Friday, June 29
My Life One Story at a Time
My Devotional Thoughts
What is That Book About
Book Bloggin Princess
The Literary Nook

Saturday, June 30
What's Your Story Reviews
My Book Addiction and More
The Dark Phantom
My Bookish Pleasures
Review From Here
Jazzy Book Reviews

Sunday, July 1
The Writer's Life
Straight From the Authors Mouth
I'm Shelf-ish
Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic
Literal Exposure

Saturday, June 9, 2018

On Tour: Leadership DNA Book Two by Paul Okum



Inside the Book:


Title: Leadership DNA
Author: Paul Okum
Publisher: iUniverse
Genre: Political Science
Format: Ebook

Not many people are satisfied with the leaders we have in the public and private sectors. We are suffering from a severe lack of good leadership—even though billions of dollars per year are spent on leadership training and development.

The root cause of this leadership vacuum is that leadership gurus firmly believe, teach, and preach that anyone can be “made” into a leader with the right training, personal desire, and commitment. With this premise, they’ve approached leadership as a commonplace and elementary skill that anyone can learn. There’s just one problem: they’re wrong.

In this guidebook on leadership, you’ll learn about all aspects of leadership, including:

how to look past personality profiles, leadership models, and traditional assessment tools to grasp what makes a great leader;

how to identify and select natural born leaders to achieve your objectives;

how to deal with poor leaders who hurt you and your organization.

Leadership DNA examines the false premise that anyone can be a leader and provides insights and tools that lead to a better system of identifying, selecting, and developing born leaders.

Meet the Author:
Paul Okum earned a bachelor’s degree from Temple University in business administration. He worked forty years, spending time in the military as a US Army officer and in leadership positions with the federal government in the Departments of Transportation, Interior, and the Army, as well as serving as a human-resources director in the Defense Department. He is retired and lives in Florida.

TOUR SCHEDULE

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On Tour: The Special and the Ordinary by David Clapham




Inside the Book:





Title: The Special and the Ordinary
Author: David Clapham
Publisher: iUniverse
Genre: Coming of Age
Format: Ebook
John Haworth, despite innate shyness, has floated upward in a comfortable English home environment under the influence of much older sisters and their friends. After he begins a new school in the early fifties, the seven-year-old is looking lost when a classmate, Martin Holford, decides to take him under his wing. And so begins a long friendship.

Ordinary rules of life apparently do not apply to the confident Martin except, perhaps, when he allows his mischievous humor excessive free rein against the self-important. While on separate coming-of-age journeys, Martin and John get on fine, despite John's occasional resentment about Martin's ability to bounce back after perpetrating 'wrong notes' against the wealthy while John slaves away attempting to make new music sound modern. John, who has no desire to be to be an apathetic musician like his viola teacher, unfortunately lacks the talent, personality, and love of limelight to match his glamorous piano teacher or Katherine, the singer he accompanies on the piano. Now all he has to do is somehow find his place amid an uncertain career as a ghost composer where chances come as infrequent as success.

The Special and the Ordinary shares the unique story of two young people as they come of age and step into the future, each with a different idea on what it means to be true to themselves.

iUniverse awarded The Special and the Ordinary the 'Editor's Choice' designation. Here are excerpts from the enthusiastic editorial reviews:

"Definitely a worthwhile read, I recommend The Special and the Ordinary to lovers of literary fiction." - Pacific Book Review

"...heartwarming and uplifting." - Kirkus Reviews

"The writing is clear and refreshing, with clean sentences that move the story along at a brisk pace." - Clarion Review

Meet the Author:


David Clapham grew up in in Sheffield, England and studied botany at Oxford. After working at the Welsh Plant Breeding Station in Aberystwyth, Wales, he moved to Uppsala, Sweden, where he still lives today. David and his Swedish wife Lena have two children. He has also published Odd Socks with iUniverse in 2013. 

Tour Schedule


Monday, August 20
Book reviewed at Blogher

Tuesday, August 21
Book reviewed at Book Bloggin' Princess

Wednesday, August 22
Book reviewed at The Book Czar

Thursday, August 23
Book reviewed at The Zen Reader

Friday, August 24
Book reviewed at The Hype and the Hoopla

Monday, August 27
Book reviewed at Review From Here

Wednesday, August 29
Book reviewed at From Paperback to Leatherbound

Monday, September 3
Book reviewed at The Writer's Life

Tuesday, September 4
Book reviewed at Harmonious Publicity

Thursday, September 6
Book reviewed at Straight From the Author's Mouth

Monday, September 10
Book reviewed at My Bookish Pleasures

Tuesday, September 11
Book reviewed at Breaking the Spine

Wednesday, September 12
Book reviewed at The Literary Nook

Thursday, September 13
Book reviewed at Write and Take Flight

Friday, September 14
Book reviewed at Inkslinger's Opus


On Tour: Malayan Enigma by Nicholas Snow





Title: Malayan Enigma: An Andrew Bond WWII Adventure
Author: Nicholas Snow
Publisher: AuthorHouse UK
Genre: Military/History
Format: Ebook

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Malaya, 1941 – a fool’s haven from the devastating war raging elsewhere in the world Sent to Singapore towards the end of 1941 to evaluate the intentions of the Japanese Empire, Lieutenant Andrew Bond finds himself embroiled in a series of events accelerating towards all-out war in the region. The city, a heady, exotic blend of cultures teeming with intrigue, is oblivious to what lies ahead. Facing betrayal, incompetence, Japanese spies, and the Yakuza underworld, Bond manages to gather a band of trustworthy companions, including the striking beauty Liu-Yang. In a desperate race against time, he must force his way through enemy-infested jungles and seas to bring home a device that will help change the course of the war – the Malayan Enigma!



Nicholas Snow is the pen name of Nicholas C. Kyriazis, who holds a diploma and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Bonn, Germany. He has acted as visiting professor at Harvard and at the University of Trier. He has worked as a consultant to the Directorate General of Research of the European Parliament, to the National Bank of Greece, and to the Ministries of National Economy and of Defence, and has served as secretary general of Public Administration. Professor of economics at the University of Thessaly, he is a member of the board of Alpha Trust Investment Fund (listed on the Athens Stock Exchange), vice president of Ergoman Telecommunications, and vice president of the Kostas Kyriazis Foundation. He has contributed more than sixty papers to academic journals and has published eight books on economics, history, and strategy as well as a volume of poetry. Poems of his have been translated into English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Maltese. As a novelist, he has published eighteen books in Greece, several of which have been translated and published in English, including Themistocles (Kosbil Publications, 2004), The Shield (AuthorHouse, 2005), Assassins (AuthorHouse, 2007), and, in collaboration with Guy FĂ©aux de la Croix, Last Love (Plato’s Last Love) (AuthorHouse, 2014).





Monday, September 24
Book reviewed at The Book Czar

Wednesday, September 26
Book reviewed at Breaking the Spine

Friday, September 28
Book reviewed at The Literary Nook

Monday, October 1
Book reviewed at My Bookish Pleasures

Tuesday, October 2
Book reviewed at Write and Take Flight

Wednesday, October 3
Book reviewed at Review From Here

Thursday, October 4
Book reviewed at Inkslinger's Opus

Monday, October 8

Wednesday, October 10

Friday, October 12
Book reviewed at The Writer's Life

Monday, October 15
Book reviewed at Book Bloggin Princess

Tuesday, October 16
Book reviewed at The Hype and the Hoopla

Wednesday, October 17
Book reviewed at The Zen Reader

Thursday, October 18
Book reviewed at Harmonious Publicity

Friday, October 19
Book reviewed at Blogher

On Tour: Forestry Flavours of the Month by Alastair Fraser







Publication Date: May 20, 2016
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Formats: Ebook
Pages: 228
Genre: Biography
Tour Dates: September 4 - 15

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Forestry touches on all aspects of human welfare in one way or another, which is why foresters need to play an active role in determining our collective agenda. Alastair Fraser, a lifelong forester and the co-founder of LTS International, a forestry consulting company, explains how forestry changes with political cycles and how foresters can promote healthy forests at all times.

He explores critical issues such as:
• forests and their connection to coal;
• forest's role in combatting floods and climate change;
• illegal logging in Indonesia, Laos, and elsewhere;
• tactics to promote sustainable forestry management;
• plantations as a solution to tropical deforestation.

From pulping in Sweden and Brazil, paper mills in Greece and India, agroforestry in the Philippines, "pink" disease in India and oil bearing trees of Vietnam, no topic is off limits. Based on the author's life as a forester in dozens of countries, this account shows the breadth of forestry and makes a convincing case that forestry management needs to focus on managing change and achieving sustainability. Whether you're preparing to become a forester, already in the field, or involved with conservation, the environment or government, you'll be driven to action with Forestry Flavours of the Month.


Alastair Fraser is a founder member of the archaeology group No Man s Land. He has worked as researcher and participant in a number of Great War documentaries. Steve Roberts is a retired police officer and an ex-regular soldier. He specialises in researching individuals who served during the war and is also a founder member of No Man s Land. Andrew Robertshaw frequently appears on television as a commentator on battlefield archaeology and the soldier in history, and he has coordinated the work of No Man s Land. His publications include Somme 1 July 1916: Tragedy and Triumph, Digging the Trenches (with David Kenyon) and The Platoon.







Monday, November 5
Book reviewed at The Book Refuge

Tuesday, November 6

Wednesday, November 7
Book reviewed at I'm Shelf-ish

Friday, November 9
Interviewed at As the Page Turns

Monday, November 12
Book reviewed at Book Bloggin Princess

Tuesday, November 13
Interviewed at Literal Exposure

Wednesday, November 14
Interviewed at Harmonious Publicity

Thursday, November 15
Book reviewed at C'est La T

Monday, November 19
Book reviewed at Fiction to Fruition

Wednesday, November 21
Book reviewed at The Hype and the Hoopla

Friday, November 23
Book reviewed at The Book Czar

Tuesday, November 27
Book reviewed at The Revolving Bookshelf

Wednesday, November 28
Interviewed at Blogher

Thursday, November 29

Friday, November 30
Book reviewed at Bent Over Bookwords


On Tour: My Brain is Out of Control by Dr. Patrick Mbaya







Publication Date: September 2016
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Formats: Ebook
Pages: 76
Genre: Biography/Autobiography
Tour Dates: October 23-December 15

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Although Dr. Patrick Mbaya’s illness caused a lot distress and nearly took his life, the emotional symptoms of the depression he developed helped him understand and empathize with patients and how they feel when they become ill. In My Brain is Out of Control, Mbaya, fifty-five and at the peak of his career, shares a personal story of how he suffered from a brain infection in 2010 that caused loss of speech, right-sided weakness, and subsequent depression. He tells how he also dealt with the antibiotics complications of low white cell count and hepatitis. He narrates his experiences as a patient, the neurological and psychiatric complications he encountered, how he coped, and his journey to recovery. Presenting a personal perspective of Mbaya’s illness from the other side of the bed, My Brain is Out of Control, offers profound insight into battling a serious illness.

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Dr. Patrick Mbaya is a medical doctor specializing in psychiatry. He is a consultant psychiatrist and honorary clinical lecturer in psychiatry at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. He has a special interest in mood and addiction disorders.


Monday, August 13
Book reviewed at Inkslinger's Opus

Tuesday, August 14
Book reviewed at Breaking the Spine

Wednesday, August 15
Book reviewed at The Zen Reader

Thursday, August 16
Book reviewed at The Book Czar

Friday, August 17
Book reviewed at Literal Exposure

Monday, August 20
Book reviewed at A Taste of My Mind

Tuesday, August 21
Book reviewed at Review From Here

Wednesday, August 22
Book reviewed at As the Pages Turn

Thursday, August 23
Book reviewed at The Book Rack

Friday, August 24
Book reviewed at The Revolving Bookshelf

Monday, August 27
Book reviewed at The Literary Nook

Tuesday, August 28
Book reviewed at The Writer's Life

Wednesday, August 29
Book reviewed at Blogher

Thursday, August 30
Book reviewed at The Book Rack

Friday, August 31
Book reviewed at Bent Over Bookwords

On Tour: The Early Years by Rachel G. Carrington





Inside the Book:

Title: The Early Years
Author: Rachel G. Carrington
Publisher: iUniverse
Genre: Biography
Format: Ebook/Paperback
Author Rachel G. Carrington lays no claim to lofty jobs, higher education, nor grand accomplishments except for a love-filled, multifaceted, family-oriented, poverty-to-plenty life. In The Early Years, the first in a series, she shares her story.
As a young teenager, just entering high school in the small town of Denton, Kentucky, Carrington planned to attend college and become a teacher. With coursework geared toward college attendance, she was offered a lucrative scholarship that would help her to attain her goal. However, it took only a single event to send her down a different path. She met a returned World War II veteran who was attempting to pick up the pieces after finding his marriage in irreparable shambles and his children gone. As he struggled, Carrington was there, and they pulled together to clear the many hurdles before them.
In this memoir, she tells the story of their journey and how their love and dedication for each other kept moving them forward. Filled with the joys, disappointments, and struggles of a couple, The Early Years narrates how the love of the heavenly Father was the continuous thread that bound Carrington’s life together.

Meet the Author:
Rachel G. Carrington, a transplanted Kentuckian, is a widow, mother of seven and grandmother to three generations. Included with her many other interests, she spends much of her time writing and lives in Hamilton, Ohio and in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Tour Schedule:
Tuesday, October 23
Book reviewed at Fiction to Fruition

Wednesday, October 24
Interviewed at Straight from the Authors Mouth

Thursday, October 25
Book reviewed at Book Bloggin' Princess

Monday, October 29
Book reviewed at Bent Over Bookwords

Tuesday, October 30
Interviewed at Harmonious Publicity

Wednesday, October 31
Book reviewed at C'est La T

Friday, November 2
Book reviewed at The Book Refuge

Tuesday, November 6
Book reviewed at The Hype and the Hoopla

Wednesday, November 7
Interviewed at As the Page Turns

Thursday, November 8
Book reviewed at From Paperback to Leatherbound

Friday, November 9
Interviewed at Blogher

Monday, November 12
Book reviewed at I'm Shelf-ish

Wednesday, November 14
Interviewed at Literal Exposure

Thursday, November 15
Book reviewed at The Revolving Bookshelf

Friday, November 16
Book reviewed at The Book Czar

On Tour: The Bomb That Never Was by J.R. Shaw

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The Bomb That Never Was
Title: The Bomb That Never Was
Author: J.R. Shaw
Publisher: iUniverse
Genre: Alternative History
Format: Ebook/Paperback

Praise for The Bomb That Never Was

 “Hitler has the bomb, and it's headed for the USA. This meticulously researched historical novel will have you asking, ‘What if?' This is an intelligent, fast-paced page-turner that will make you forget that you already know how it all turns out. Provocative, informative, and entertaining—I couldn't put it down.” —Joseph P. DeSario, author of Limbo and Sanctuary and coauthor of Crusade: Undercover Against the Mafia & KGB

“Authoritative and credible in its attention to detail, The Bomb That Never Was captures the spirit and temper of the WWII years and raises some deep philosophical questions about loyalty, treason, and commitment to country. A page-turner … tough to put down … a story well told.” —Robert L. Aaron, journalist and public relations executive


J. R. Shaw is a pseudonym for a person who likes privacy, preferring to remain in the shadows. If you're interested in reading the next book, please turn to the back of this book and enjoy reading an excerpt from The Pieces. The Pieces will be out in 2016.

Coming Soon!