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  • April 25, 2017
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Mark Oristano on virtual book tour with Surgeon’s Story

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pump Up Your Book! is proud to announce Mark Oristano’s SURGEON’S STORY (Authority Publishing) virtual book tour May 1 – July 28. Mark will be guest appearing at blogs throughout the U.S. and international regions talking about his phenomenal new literary fiction that critics are saying is a page turner! Mark has been a professional writer/journalist since the age of 16. After growing up in suburban New York, Oristano moved to Texas in 1970 to attend Texas Christian University. A major in Mass Communications, Mark was hired by WFAA-TV in 1973 as a sports reporter, the start
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First Chapter Reveal: The Ashes by Vincent Zandri

Title: THE ASHES Author: Vincent Zandri Publisher: Bear Media Pages: 277 Genre: Thriller/Horror/Romantic Suspense HORROR IN THE DARK WOODS It’s been eight years since artist and single mom, Rebecca Underhill, was abducted and left to die in an old broken down house located in the middle of the dark woods. But even if her abductor, Joseph William Whalen, has since been killed, another, more insidious evil is once more out to get her in the form of the Skinner. The son of an abusive butcher, Skinner intends on finishing the job Whalen started but failed at. How is he going
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First Chapter: Alan 2 by Bruce Forciea

Title: ALAN 2 Author: Bruce Forciea Publisher: Open Books Pages: 278 Genre: Cyber-Thriller A brilliant artificial intelligence (AI) scientist, Dr. Alan Boyd, develops a new program that integrates part of his brain with a computer’s operating system. The program, Alan 2, can anticipate a user’s needs and automatically perform many tasks. A large software company, International Microsystems (IM) desperately wants the program and tempts Dr. Boyd with huge sums of money, but when Dr. Boyd refuses their offer, IM sabotages his job, leaving him in a difficult financial situation. Dr. Boyd turns to Alan 2 for an answer to his
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  • April 1, 2017
  • Announcements
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Pump Up Your Book Announces Daniel A. Blum’s The Feet Say Run Virtual Book Tour

Pump Up Your Book! is proud to announce Daniel A. Blum’s THE FEET SAY RUN (Gabriel’s Horn Press) virtual book tour April 3 – June 30. Daniel will be guest appearing at blogs throughout the U.S. and international regions talking about his phenomenal new literary fiction that critics are saying is ‘eccentric, hilarious and, in the end, very moving’! Daniel A. Blum grew up in New York, attended Brandeis University and currently lives outside of Boston with his family. His first novel Lisa33 was published by Viking in 2003. He has been featured in Poets and Writers magazine, Publisher’s Weekly
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  • March 31, 2017
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Pump Up Your Book Announces Darin Gibby’s Chasing Hindy Virtual Book Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pump Up Your Book! is proud to announce Darin Gibby’s CHASING HINDY (Koehler Books) virtual book tour April 3 – June 30. Darin will be guest appearing at blogs throughout the U.S. and international regions talking about his phenomenal new thriller that critics are saying is a well written face pace novel! In addition to a thriving career as a novelist, author Darin Gibby is also one of the country’s premiere patent attorneys and a partner at the prestigious firm of Kilpatrick Townsend (www.kilpatricktownsend.com). With over twenty years of experience in obtaining patents on hundreds of inventions
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  • March 15, 2017
  • Author Interviews
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A Bookish Conversation with ‘Gardens of Hope’ Michael Holloway Perronne

Michael Holloway Perronne is the author of eight books including: “A Time Before Me,” “Falling Into Me”, “A Time Before Us, Men Can Do Romance”  “Gardens of Hope,” and”Embrace the Rain.”  His debut novel, “A Time Before Me” won the BronzeAward, Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award in the Gay/Lesbian fiction category. Michael was born and raised in Mississippi.  He received a BA in Film from the University of Southern Mississippi and a MFA in Drama and Communications from the University of New Orleans. He currently resides in Southern California and is working on his next novel, “The Other Side of Happy.”
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  • March 13, 2017
  • Author Interviews
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AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Shelley Schanfield, Author of The Mountain Goddess

Shelley Schanfield’s passion for Buddhism and yoga arose sixteen years ago, when she and her son earned black belts in Tae Kwon Do. The links between the martial arts and Buddhist techniques to calm and focus the mind fascinated her. By profession a librarian, Shelley plunged into research about the time, place, and spiritual traditions that 2500 years ago produced Prince Siddhartha, who became the Buddha. Yoga, in some form, has a role in all of these traditions. Its transformational teachings soon prompted Shelley to hang up her black belt and begin a yoga practice that she follows to this
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  • March 10, 2017
  • Book Publishing
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Five Cautionary Points to Ponder Before Publishing on Amazon

So, you are about to self-publish a book in e-book or print-on-demand format. It seems like a no-brainer to sign an exclusive contract with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) and up goes your book to Amazon’s vast online audience. After all, presumably they own 60 or 70% of the e-book market. This super rich company has overall product revenues of more than $107 billion and more than 304 million active customer accounts worldwide. Read the rest of article at AuthorLink.


  • March 6, 2017
  • Guest Bloggers
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Guest Blogger: The Inspiration Behind Beethoven in Love: Opus 139 by Howard Jay Smith

Don’t you just love to learn where authors get ideas to write their books?  We have a great guest post today from Howard Jay Smith, author of the literary fiction/biographical fiction, Beethoven in Love: Opus 139. “Your love makes me at once both the happiest and the unhappiest of men. . . Love me today, yesterday . . . . What tearful longings for you, you, you. My life, my all. Farewell. Never cease to love me. Never misjudge this most faithful heart of your beloved. Ever yours . . . Ever mine . . . Ever ours. . .
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  • March 5, 2017
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Pump Up Your Book Announces The Ashes Virtual Book Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pump Up Your Book! is proud to announce Vincent Zandri’s THE ASHES (Bear Media) virtual book tour March 6 – May 31. Vincent will be guest appearing at blogs throughout the U.S. and international regions talking about his phenomenal new psychological suspense thriller that critics are calling riveting, creepy and crazy good! Winner of the 2015 PWA Shamus Award and the 2015 ITW Thriller Award for Best Original Paperback Novel, Vincent Zandri is the NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and AMAZON KINDLE No.1 bestselling author of more than 25 novels including THE REMAINS, MOONLIGHT WEEPS, EVERYTHING BURNS,
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  • March 4, 2017
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Pump Up Your Book Announces Alan 2 Virtual Book Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pump Up Your Book! is proud to announce Bruce Forciea’s Alan 2 virtual book tour March 6 – May 31. Bruce will be guest appearing at blogs throughout the U.S. and international regions talking about his new cyber thriller release, Alan 2, that critics are calling a must-read! A brilliant artificial intelligence (AI) scientist, Dr. Alan Boyd, develops a new program that integrates part of his brain with a computer’s operating system. The program, Alan 2, can anticipate a user’s needs and automatically perform many tasks. A large software company, International Microsystems (IM) desperately wants the program
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  • March 1, 2017
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Press Release: Pump Up Your Book Announces William R. Leibowitz’s Miracle Man Virtual Book Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pump Up Your Book! is proud to announce William R. Leibowitz’s Miracle Man virtual book tour March 6 – May 31. Bill will be guest appearing at blogs throughout the U.S. and international regions talking about his thriller novel that was named by Amazon as one of the Top 100 Novels of 2015, an Amazon Top 10 thriller, an Amazon bestseller and an Amazon NY Times bestseller. The victim of an unspeakable crime, an infant rises to become a new type of superhero. Unlike any that have come before him, he is not a fanciful creation of
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  • February 27, 2017
  • Author Interviews
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A Bookish Conversation with Steve Dunn Hanson, author of ‘Sealed Up

I’ve lived in places that grew me . . . from a small Idaho farm town, a run-down neighborhood in St. Louis, and a middle-class southern California community, to Sydney, Australia, and Bucharest, Romania. My experiences are as varied as the places I’ve lived. I have a hopper full of “reality” including being a volunteer jail chaplain and flying with a U.S. presidential candidate in his small plane when an engine conked out. And all of this is fodder for my writing. My latest book is the action/adventure/suspense novel, Sealed Up. Website & Social Links WEBSITE | TWITTER | FACEBOOK
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  • February 20, 2017
  • Book Excerpts
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Book Feature: A Shaman in Kensington Square by Alba Lewis

This is a story about a mouse, an eagle, a shaman, Sarah who’s run away to London from her husband leaving her children, Janet who’s been loyally married to Roger for decades and wants to stand by her husband but has fallen for the charms of a much younger man, and Doug who frequents back room bars whilst holding down a important job. But all their lives change as the energy of the shaman comes to stir things up. Book Excerpt: I close my eyes, waiting to feel what to do next. Twenty-five faces watch me. You are waiting to
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  • February 16, 2017
  • Author Interviews
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Talking Books with D.A. Hewitt, author of Dominion

D.A. Hewitt is an award-winning author of four novels and over a hundred short stories. One novel was awarded a gold medal from the Independent Publishers Book Awards for best regional fiction. He attributes his success to hard work, honing a skill and providing an outlet for his passion for writing. Born in Michigan, he lived for 25 years in North Carolina before returning to live in his home state. In addition to enjoying sky diving and mountain climbing, he is a proud veteran of the US Marine Corps and has earned a degree in mathematics. Mr. Hewitt admits to
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  • February 13, 2017
  • Author Interviews
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Interview with Edward L. Rubin, author of The Heatstroke Line

Edward Rubin is University Professor of Law and Political Science at Vanderbilt University.  He specializes in administrative law, constitutional law and legal theory. He is the author of Soul, Self and Society:  The New Morality and the Modern State (Oxford, 2015); Beyond Camelot:  Rethinking Politics and Law for the Modern State (Princeton, 2005) and two books with Malcolm Feeley, Federalism:  Political Identity and Tragic Compromise (Michigan, 2011) and Judicial Policy Making and the Modern State:  How the Courts Reformed America’s Prisons (Cambridge, 1998).  In addition, he is the author of two casebooks, The Regulatory State (with Lisa Bressman and Kevin
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  • February 8, 2017
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Book Marketing: What is Amazon Marketplace and How Does It Work?

When indie authors look to market their self-published books on Amazon, whether as a paperback via CreateSpace or as an ebook via KDP (or both), they’re often puzzled by the additional option of the Amazon’s third-party seller system known as Amazon Marketplace, and wonder whether or how it applies to their need to reach readers. Social media consultant and author advisor Barb Drozdowich solves the mystery in this clear and helpful post. Read the rest of article of Alliance of Independent Authors.


  • January 27, 2017
  • book spotlights
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Book Spotlight: Never Go Alone by Denison Hatch

  Hot off the presses! NEVER GO ALONE by Denison Hatch is available now! Please a comment below and say hi! Title: Never Go Alone Author: Denison Hatch Publisher: Lookout Press Pages: 300 Genre: Thriller/Mystery/Police Procedural A rash of elaborate cat burglaries of luxury buildings in Manhattan has the police and mayor panicked. When a group of social media obsessed millennials—a loosely organized crew that call themselves “urban explorers”—are suspected in the heists, NYPD detective Jake Rivett is assigned the case. Already undercover with one foot on each side of the blue line, Rivett is ordered to infiltrate the group
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  • January 27, 2017
  • First Chapter Reveals
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First Chapter Reveal: Sealed Up by Steve Dunn Hanson

Title: Sealed Up Author: Steve Dunn Hanson Publisher: Independent Pages: 402 Genre: Action/Adventure/Suspense The Da Vinci Code unsettles. SEALED UP shakes to the core! UCLA anthropologist Nathan Hill, in a funk since his young wife’s death, learns of staggering millennia-old chronicles sealed up somewhere in a Mesoamerica cliff. This bombshell rocks him out of his gloom, and he leads a clandestine expedition to uncover them. What are they? Who put them there? No one knows. But, self-absorbed televangelist Brother Luke, who funds the expedition, thinks he does. If he’s right, his power-hunger will have off-the-charts gratification. Striking Audra Chang joins
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  • January 19, 2017
  • Book Blasts
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Literarily Speaking Presents Roping the Cowboy Book Blast!

We invite you to Marianne Stephens for authors at Romance Books ‘4’ Us’ ROPING THE COWBOY: 9 ROMANCES ON THE RANGE Book Blast today at Literarily Speaking! Marianne and the authors will be giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Leave a comment on each of their tour stops for extra entries! Inside the Book: Title: Roping the Cowboy: 9 Romances on the Range Author: Marianne Stephens for authors at Romance Books ‘4’ Us Publisher: Romance Books ‘4’ Us Pages: 306 Genre: Mixed Romance Genres Sweet through sizzling collection of love stories includes contemporary, period, and historical romance, otherworldly romance,
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