• November 8, 2016
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Interview with mother/daughter K.C.Hardy, authors of ‘One Way Ticket Home’

About the Authors   Kristie Hardy, whose life is the inspiration behind this book, holds a B.S. in Education, a minor in English, and is a former teacher.  But her most recent profession as a private investigator spawned a desire to unearth the long-suppressed details of her own personal story.  She is a mother of two, and a thirty year metastatic breast cancer survivor. Kristie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas with her husband. Cate Hardy, Kristie’s daughter and co-author, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.  Cate lives in San Antonio, Texas with the loves of
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  • November 7, 2016
  • book spotlights
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Book Feature: I, Angus by Mike Hartner

    We’re happy to host Mike Hartner’s I, ANGUS (THE ETERNITY SERIES BOOK 4) virtual book tour today! Please leave a comment to let him know you stopped by! Title: I, Angus Author: Mike Hartner Publisher: Eternity 4 Popsicle Publishing Pages: 260 Genre: Historical Fiction During a time of civil strife and purging the North has lost more men to Wars then it ever did to Nature. Angus has grown up learning that his life is better off with only him and a family. But is that really in the Grand Plan. The North needs someone to build community.
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  • November 7, 2016
  • 20 Questions
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20 Questions with Mark Spivak

Mark Spivak is an award-winning author, specializing in wine, spirits, food, restaurants, and culinary travel. He was the wine writer for the Palm Beach Post from 1994-1999, and was honored by the Academy of Wine Communications for excellence in wine coverage “in a graceful and approachable style.” Since 2001 he has been the Wine and Spirits Editor for the Palm Beach Media Group, as well as the Food Editor for Palm Beach Illustrated; his running commentary on the world of food, wine and spirits is available at the Global Gourmet blog on www.palmbeachillustrated.com. His work has appeared in National Geographic
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  • November 7, 2016
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Interview with Robert J. Dornan, author of ’23 Minutes Past 1 A.M.’

Robert J Dornan is someone who wishes to leave a better world to his children. He realizes that the odds are slim but he will do whatever he can to increase the probability of success.  He is always open to discuss new and innovative ideas and hopes someday to see the building of a functional solar city as well as a fair and community-driven compensation system. Robert’s latest book is the historical fiction, 23 Minutes Past 1 A.M. For More Information Visit Robert J. Dorman’s website. Connect with Robert on Facebook and Twitter. About the Book: Title: 23 Minutes Past
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  • November 7, 2016
  • First Chapter Reveals
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First Chapter Reveal: One-Way Ticket Home by K.C. Hardy

Title: One-Way Ticket Home Author: K.C. Hardy Publisher: Casbury Lane Press Pages: 262 Genre: Christian Inspirational Fiction Days before boarding the plane to Italy for her daughter’s wedding, Julie Whitaker receives an unexpected phone call from her past. The memory of Mark Jennings, a handsome and charming Top Gun pilot, had haunted her for decades. Their fairy tale wedding was everything she’d ever dreamed of, but it quickly turned into her worst nightmare. Starting a new a life without Mark proved to be much harder than Julie had imagined. But in her darkest hour, God revealed Himself in a miraculous
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  • November 3, 2016
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Literarily Speaking with ‘Save the Last Dance’ Eric Joseph and Eva Ungar Grudin

Eric Joseph and Eva Ungar (Grudin) were teenage sweethearts in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, who set a wedding date when they turned 15. The last time they saw each other they were 21 years old. Three years ago they reunited, around the time of the 50th high school reunion. Although their book is a work of fiction, it’s about a couple like them, who fall in love again, almost instantly, via email. Eric is in public health, a consultant/educator at hospitals and clinics, concentrating his career on Native American health services across the country. Eva is an art historian who taught
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  • November 2, 2016
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Interview with Don/Jonathan Weeks, authors of ‘Scarecrow on the Marsh’

For over thirty years, Don Weeks was among the most popular radio personalities in the Capital District region of New York State. He received a Marconi Award for radio excellence in 2005 and was inducted into to the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame four years later. He had just completed a rough draft of Scarecrow on the Marsh when he died of Merkle Cell Cancer in March of 2015. Author royalties from this project will be donated to the WGY Christmas Wish Campaign, which benefits a variety of charitable causes. Weeks worked tirelessly over the years to help
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  • November 2, 2016
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Interview with S.P. Aruna, author of ‘Girl Within Girl’

Half French, half Khmer (Cambodian), I’m a woman whose head is filled with fantasies and intriguing stories, and who wants to share them with others. S.P. Aruna’s latest book is the erotic thriller, Girl Within Girl: An Erotic Thriller: Book 1: Unraveling. Visit the author on Facebook. Q: Thank you so much for this interview, Sophie!  Can you tell us where you are from? I was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, though my husband and I have built a home in Kampot, which is about a hundred miles south, not far from the sea. Q: How did you come up
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  • October 29, 2016
  • Announcements
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Pump Up Your Book Announces Your Body, Your Style Virtual Book Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Pump Up Your Book! is proud to announce Rani St. Pucchi’s Your Body, Your Style: Simple Tips on Dressing to Flatter virtual book tour starting November 1 and ending February 10.  Rani will be guest appearing at blogs throughout the U.S. and international regions talking about her phenomenal new book that will help the average woman in America which is size 14 and that relationship starts with an individual’s relationship to self.. Thirty years ago, Rani St. Pucchi took the bridal world by storm, despite having no formal training in fashion. She is an award winning couture
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  • October 26, 2016
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Interview with William Hazelgrove, author of ‘Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson’

William Elliott Hazelgrove is the best-selling author of thirteen novels, Ripples, Tobacco Sticks, Mica Highways, Rocket Man, The Pitcher, Real Santa, Jackpine and The Pitcher 2. His books have received starred reviews in Publisher Weekly and Booklist, Book of the Month Selections, Junior Library Guild Selections, ALA Editors Choice Awards and optioned for the movies. He was the Ernest Hemingway Writer in Residence where he wrote in the attic of Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace. He has written articles and reviews for USA Today and other publications. He has been the subject of interviews in NPR’s All Things Considered along with features
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  • October 24, 2016
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First Chapter: On Top of the World by David Lamb

Title: ON TOP OF THE WORLD (UNTIL THE BELL CHIMES) Author: David Lamb Publisher: Woolly Mammoth Books Pages: 240 Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Contemporary Romance/Multicultural/Humor/Satire 2016 BEST FICTION-Pacific Book Awards. FROM THE FUNNY AND NATURALLY BRILLIANT DAVID LAMB, award-winning playwright of the New York Times celebrated play, Platanos Y Collard Greens, comes a modern spin on Dickens’ classic tale that perfectly combines humor and romance in a story re-imagined for our digital, consumerist age. This version of Scrooge and Belle is familiar, yet unlike any you’ve come across before. Scrooge, or rather Scrooje, is music’s biggest superstar, with one hundred million albums
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  • October 20, 2016
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  • Comments Off on Interview with Marian Small, author of ‘When Johnny Doesn’t Come Marching Home

Interview with Marian Small, author of ‘When Johnny Doesn’t Come Marching Home

  Marian Small was born in Cleveland, Ohio; she has been writing for most of her life. She began her 25 year business career as a secretary, a cashier and manager of a Detroit mortgage company, and as an Operations Manager of a Florida stock-brokerage firm. She moved to Beverly Hills, Calif. with her the 10-year-old son from her first marriage and became the Administrative Assistant to a Vice-President of the Regional Office of the same brokerage firm, which entailed frequent stints within the Wall Street office.  She married again in 1973, at age 46. She and her husband shared
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  • October 19, 2016
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Interview with Greg Levin, author of Sick to Death – 99 cent sale!

  Through the end of today, the Kindle version of Greg’s new novel ‘Sick to Death’ is available for just 99 cents! (For U.S. and U.K. customers only. Sorry everyone else — Amazon’s rules.)    Here’s the link for U.S. customers: https://www.amazon.com/Sick-Death-Greg-Levin-ebook/dp/B01LI2SZIC/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=   Here’s the link for U.K. customers: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sick-Death-Greg-Levin-ebook/dp/B01LI2SZIC/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1476456655&sr=8-1   Inside the Book: Title: Sick to Death Author: Greg Levin Release Date: September 3, 2016 Publisher: White Rock Press Genre: Thriller/Suspense/Dark Humor Format: Ebook/Paperback KNOWING YOU’RE DYING CAN BE MURDER. When Gage Adder finds out he has inoperable pancreatic cancer, things really start to look up for him. He leaves his soul-crushing job,
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  • October 19, 2016
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A Conversation with ‘Ghost Hampton’ Ken McGorry

Ken McGorry has been writing since third grade. (He learned in first grade, but waited two years.) He started a school newspaper with friends in seventh grade, but he’s better known for his 23 years as an editor of Post Magazine, a monthly covering television and film production. This century, he took up novel-writing and Ghost Hampton and Smashed are examples. More are in the works, like the promised Ghost Hampton sequel, but he’s kinda slow. Ken lives on Long Island with his wife and they have two strapping sons. There are dogs. Ken is also a chef (grilled cheese,
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  • October 17, 2016
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Interview with Mark Connelly, author of ‘Wanna-be’s’

  Mark Connelly was born in Philadelphia and grew up in New Jersey.  He received a BA in English from Carroll College in Wisconsin and an MA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  His books include The Diminished Self: Orwell and the Loss of Freedom, Orwell and Gissing, Deadly Closets:  The Fiction of Charles Jackson, and The IRA on Film and Television.  His fiction has appeared in The Ledge, Indiana Review, Cream City Review, Milwaukee Magazine, and Home Planet News.  In 2014 he received an Editor’s Choice Award in The Carve’s Raymond Carver Short Story Contest; in 2015 he received Third Place in Red Savina Review’s Albert Camus Prize for Short
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  • October 12, 2016
  • Book Blasts
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One of Windsor Book Blast! #witch #Halloween #bookblast

  About the Book: Title: One of Windsor: The Untold Story of America’s First Witch Hanging Author: Beth M. Caruso Publisher: Ladyslipper Press Pages: 358 Genre: Historical Fiction Alice, a young woman prone to intuitive insights and loyalty to the only family she has ever known, leaves England for the rigid colony of the Massachusetts Bay in 1635 in hopes of reuniting with them again. Finally settling in Windsor, Connecticut, she encounters the rich American wilderness and its inhabitants, her own healing abilities, and the blinding fears of Puritan leaders which collide and set the stage for America’s first witch
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  • October 12, 2016
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Interview with Robynn E. Sheahan, author of ‘Storm of Arranon’ & Giveaway!

About the Author I have always been a reader. I love books. When I’m not able to read, I listen to audio books. I started writing while working as a Paramedic/Firefighter in Northern California. Trust me, it’s not like it appears on TV. There was plenty of time for books, mostly reading them. I didn’t seriously start writing until I moved to my ranch in Oregon. While waiting for lambs to be born in the middle of the night, I would head back to the house for an hour or two and sit down at the computer. Before I knew it,
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  • October 10, 2016
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Literarily Speaking with Michael Phillip Cash’s ‘The Battle for Darracia’

Q: Thank you so much for this interview, Michael!  Can you tell us where you are from? I’m from Long Island, New York and I still currently live here. Q: How did you come up with your title? I googled names of places that had meaning, and I scrambled the letters. Darracia is really Arcadia – a utopian society. Q: They say you can judge a book by its cover.  Can you tell us a little about your cover and who designed it?  My brother Eric designs all my covers. He has 100% creative input into what they should look
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  • October 4, 2016
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  • Comments Off on Interview with Brittany Stalsburg, co-author of ’52 Reasons To Vote For Hillary’

Interview with Brittany Stalsburg, co-author of ’52 Reasons To Vote For Hillary’

  Brittany Stalsburg is a communications strategist and creator of the feminist blog, Women Want To Be On Top. She writes about politics and gender issues regularly. As a strategist, Brittany has helped dozens of organizations develop and refine their message to communicate with a variety of audiences. Her work has been published in several academic journals and books and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Pollie Awards for issue campaigns and the New York American Association of Public Opinion Research (NYAAPOR) Best Paper Award. Brittany holds a PhD in political science from Rutgers University and a BA in
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  • September 30, 2016
  • First Chapter Reveals
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First Chapter Reveal: Friend of the Devil by Mark Spivak #culinary #thriller

Title: Friend of the Devil Author: Mark Spivak Publisher: Black Opal Books Pages: 325 Genre: Culinary Thriller In 1990 some critics believe that America’s most celebrated chef, Joseph Soderini di Avenzano, sold his soul to the Devil to achieve culinary greatness. Whether he is actually Bocuse or Beelzebub, Avenzano is approaching the 25th anniversary of his glittering Palm Beach restaurant, Chateau de la Mer, patterned after the Michelin-starred palaces of Europe. Journalist David Fox arrives in Palm Beach to interview the chef for a story on the restaurant’s silver jubilee. He quickly becomes involved with Chateau de la Mer’s hostess,
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