Saturday, October 21, 2017

Honourable Lies by Fran Connor - Book Tour + Giveaway

Honourable Lies
by Fran Connor
Historical Romance

Victorian England with its hypocritical mores, a poor orphan girl elevated to
High Society where she learns how to be a 'Lady', a handsome and
wealthy love interest and a dastardly baddie combine to make this
Romatic Thriller a page turner that you won't put down. The road up
from the gutter is long; the way back may be quicker unless Victoria
can outwit her Nemesis and overcome her jealousy.

Victoria strode off to find Mrs Jolyon, whom she thought would probably be in the kitchen with the boiler man. Indeed, she was. Victoria opened the kitchen door to find Mrs Jolyon on her back across the pine table, her drawers on the floor and her skirts up around her chest. The boiler man’s trousers were round his ankles and he was pumping hard.
Victoria looked in horror at the sight. She knew some boys and girls at the orphanage did it though she had not. She was shocked to see her employer in this position and thought about kind Mr Jolyon so far away. She did not know what to do. Had Mrs Jolyon seen her? If not, she could pretend that she never saw anything. Then her eyes met those of Mrs Jolyon.
‘Oh my God, not again!’ screamed Mrs Jolyon.
Victoria slammed the door and stood in the hallway, wondering what on earth she was going to do.
Flustered, Mrs Jolyon burst out of the kitchen, now fully clothed. ‘Come with me, Victoria, I need to talk to you.’
Victoria followed her into the kitchen. The boiler man now wore his clothes and a sheepish look.
‘You did not see anything,’ said Mrs Jolyon.
‘I did not see anything,’ said Victoria.
‘You can’t trust her,’ said the boiler man.
‘You’re probably right,’ said Mrs Jolyon.
‘I won’t say a word, honest,’ said Victoria.
‘Too risky,’ said the boiler man.
‘Yes,’ said Mrs Jolyon.
‘Please, Ma’am, I won’t say anything.’
‘Go and get your things. I’m afraid you will have to leave,’ said Mrs Jolyon.
‘But . . .’
‘And do not think you can blackmail us, young lady. We’ll say you were dismissed for stealing, like the other one,’ said the boiler man.
Victoria knew she would have to go. ‘May I have a reference, Ma’am?’
‘No, that could complicate matters if you were dismissed for stealing,’ said the boiler man.
‘Get out now,’ said Mrs Jolyon. ‘And leave the clothes I lent you behind. Do not speak to Elizabeth on the way out.’

Fran Connor is British and lives in SW France with his wonderful wife Viv,
their dog Molly and chickens. He claims he's living in that area for
the lifestyle and weather which he says helps an author's creative
juices. It may just be an excuse to drink wine and lounge in the sun.
He writes novels, nine published so far with two more coming out

In addition to novels, he also writes screenplays.

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The Principle of Oneness by Russell Anthony Gibbs - Book Blitz

Self-Help, Spirituality
Date Published: May 2017
Publisher: WaveCloud Corporation

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Winner of the 2017 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for
Best Book in Spiritual Self Help

The Principle of Oneness expounds on the first principle from the award winning and bestselling book, The Six Principles of Enlightenment and Meaning of Life and is the second in this series of eight books on enlightenment.

Many have said "We are all one" but what does that really mean? This practical guide helps you understand and experience the profound unity of everyone and everything. Author Russell Anthony Gibbs explains the science behind the connections of everything both physical matter and nonphysical energy. Gibbs supports his points with quotes from scientists, enlightened beings, spiritual leaders, philosophers and others. Great minds like Albert Einstein, Buddha, Aristotle, Rumi and Jesus all understood the profound Oneness of the Universe. Gibbs further clarifies some of the misconception about the Universe/God as well as explains how to live and experience the Principle of Oneness.

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Publisher: Espresso Wisdom
Published: March 2016

All enlightened beings, most founders of religions and many renowned scientists knew and understood the six principles of enlightenment. These universal truths have been written about, taught and discussed for thousands of years yet remain shrouded in mystery and misinterpretation. This book seeks to remove that shroud.

The Six Principles of Enlightenment and Meaning of Life is an intellectual and spiritual work that explains the six significant universal truths woven throughout science, religion and philosophy. These principles draw upon thousands of years of wisdom and are presented in a concise, accessible format. Each principle is defined and has an explanation on its application to life; they are further supported by quotes of wisdom from enlightened beings, philosophers, artists and scientists like Buddha, Albert Einstein, Rumi, Stephen Hawking and Jesus. Understanding the six principles then unlocks the meaning of life which is explained in the final chapter.

About the Author

Award winning and bestselling author Russell Anthony Gibbs is a philosopher and spiritual seeker on a quest for enlightenment. His research into Baha’ism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, Sufism and Taoism greatly influences his spiritual and philosophical perspective. He is also profoundly influenced by the information from two channeled entities, Seth and Abraham. He further incorporates quantum mechanics, physics and psychology as well as concepts from the works of Albert Einstein, Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud and Stephen Hawking.

Gibbs’s communication style is concise, intense and deep. He would rather express wisdom in brief, powerful quotes and concise paragraphs than in complicated, long-winded explanations. Espresso Wisdom is short, strong, rich insight. Like espresso coffee, it gives an intense jolt of enlightenment. Enlightenment is an awakening, and Espresso Wisdom is meant to help jumpstart you on your journey.

Espresso Wisdom Short, Strong, Rich Insight! ™

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Chasing Shadows by Bernadette Marie - Book Blitz + Giveaway

Bestselling Author Bernadette Marie is known for building families readers want to be part of. Her series The Keller Family has graced bestseller charts since its release
in 2011. Since then she has authored and published over thirty books. The
married mother of five sons promises romances with a Happily Ever After
always…and says she can write it because she lives it.

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Someone has decided to become the moral compass for the women in town, and now they're turning up dead. It will be up to Detective Lacy Pratt to find their killer
before her relationship with Declan Matthews, brother to one of the victims,
marks her as a target.

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Icy fingers of cold air pressed against Declan Matthews’ shirt as
the wind blew through the trees. Once upon a time the wooded area, less than a
mile from his childhood home, would have been a place of refuge. Now it was
tainted with death.
The massive tree, which had been brought down by lightning at
least fifty years earlier, still made for a perfect bridge over the cold brook
that calmly passed beneath it.

It was there that they had found his sister. She had died on that
bridge of nature, right where she’d once played as a child.
He heard the footsteps on the dry leaves behind him, but he didn’t
turn. There was no reason to.

Vaughn moved in beside him, just as an old friend would do,
without a word.
They’d shared many hours together in this spot. It was more than a
tree in the woods. It had been a pirate ship, a lunar landing site, and a
jungle with man-eating monkeys. It had also been a place to camp and have long
talks. Or when they’d gotten older, a place to sneak off with one of their
dads’ beers and a cigar. He’d brought Lacy Pratt out to the log once for a
massive make out session, which ended successfully in his car later that night.
Of course, that would only be the beginning of the women who refused to talk to
him after a relationship ended.

Vaughn shoved his hands into the front pockets of his jeans and
rocked back on his heels. “Christ, Declan. I don’t even know what to say.”

“There’s nothing to say.”

“I can’t believe something like
this would happen here. Everyone knows everyone. Who could have done this?”

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Famous STEM Inventors by Sumita Mukherjee - Book Blitz + Giveaway

Children's Educational
Date Published: Launching 12 October 2017

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Famous STEM Inventors is an exciting collection of stories of young inventors and how they invented new things such as glowing paper, the surfboard, ear muffs, the television, the popsicle and more. It includes the engineering design process behind every invention to encourage children to understand the methods of inventing anything new. The book also contains prompts which inspire kids to design and create their own new gadget or useful thing.

About the Author

Sumita Mukherjee is a NASA STEM certified leader and children’s book author. She has been fortunate enough to travel around the globe, explore many countries and meet different people. Mysteries and adventures have been captured from there in the form of Keiko and Kenzo’s travel adventure series. These books are to inspire young readers to know and appreciate various countries, develop a love for discovery and learn about the world around them. Her series of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) books encourages kids to invent and explore, to empower themselves and see themselves as world leaders and problem solvers. Her books celebrate diversity, spark curiosity and capture children's imaginations! Sumita currently lives in Toronto with her family.
Her website, WizKids.Club was created with a vision to raise the next generation of creative leaders. WizKids.Club offers highly engaging kids activities, educational books, experiments, hands-on projects, DIYs, travel stories and engineering books perfect for children 4-12 years to spark creativity and scientific learning.

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Pistols and Poplin by Various Authors - Book Blitz + Giveaway

USA Today bestselling author Kirsten Osbourne knows how to write romance. Each book is an experience that transplants the reader, indulging them in decadence, intense emotion and sweeping love.

Hailing from the state of Wisconsin, she has lived in Texas for over thirty years as a mother, writer, and wife. Married to the love of her life for more than fifteen years, she knows that true love exists and shares that vision with the world.

She writes contemporary and historical romance as well and also ventures into the realm of paranormal romance. She invites you to join her in her world of fantasy, love, and make believe, no matter the location, where there is always a happily ever after at the end.

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Amelia C. Adams is the author of
twenty-five sweet Western romance novels, the mother of four children, and the
eater of chocolate cake and tacos. Many tacos. Too many tacos to count. Because
cheese. And meat. Meat and cheese.

She has hit the Amazon bestseller list
three times and has the screenshots to prove it. Even though she’s only been
publishing Westerns for two years, she plans to do it forever and ever, or
until the cows come home, whichever happens first. She credits her own pioneer
heritage for this new interest, and is glad that she doesn’t have to wear
twelve petticoats to be considered modest. 

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Peggy L Henderson is an award-winning, best-selling western historical and time travel romance author of the Yellowstone Romance Series, Second Chances Time Travel Romance Series, Teton Romance Trilogy, and the Blemished Brides and Wilderness Brides Western Historical Romance Series. When she’s not writing about Yellowstone, the Tetons, or the old west, she’s out hiking the trails, spending time with her family and pets, or catching up on much-needed sleep. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart. Along with her husband and two sons, she makes her home in Southern California. 

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Carra Copelin is an award winning and
Amazon Best Selling Author in contemporary and historical romances but, unlike
so many other authors, didn't write from childhood or read long into the night
beneath the covers with a flashlight. She found romance novels as an adult.
After reading about a million, she discovered numerous people residing in her
head, all looking for a way onto the printed page.
She's a member of Romance Writers of
America and Past President of Yellow Rose Romance Writers, plus she regularly
contributes to romance blog, Smart Girls Read Romance. She is a member of The
Daughters of the American Revolution and The Daughters of the Republic of

Carra and her hero live in North
Central Texas, in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex where they enjoy family and
their three beautiful grandchildren. In addition to writing and researching
with her fabulous critique partners, she enjoys playing Bridge, working on
crochet projects, and tracking down relatives through genealogy.    

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A transplanted
Scot, Margery now lives on a lake in Canada.

Although she grew
up as far away from the old west as possible, she’s always had a love affair
with the men and women who settled the untamed land west of the Mississippi.
Glued to TV westerns like Maverick, Rawhide and Gunsmoke, and reading stories
of Annie Oakley, Roy Rogers and Rin Tin Tin, it was only natural that when she
started writing, she wrote what she loved to watch and read. When she’s not
writing or travelling in search of the perfect setting for her next novel, you
can usually find her wielding a pair of knitting needles or a pool cue.
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"Five brand-new sweet
Western novellas by five of your favorite authors!

Mail Order Miller by
Kirsten Osbourne

No one wants to employ
Doris Miller, and no man is interested in her. Traveling two-thousand miles
across country to marry a stranger may seem strange to some, but it’s the
answer to her troubles.
Harvey Butler’s children
are the scourge of the town of Salmon, Oregon. When one of the women of the
town insists he needs a bride, he’s certain he could never find someone willing
to marry him. When he receives a response from Doris Miller, he’s convinced it
will be a marriage of convenience, and they will simply coexist. Will Doris be
able to change his mind about his future?

The Risk and the Reward by
Amelia C. Adams

Sybil James has worked her
way up and is now employed as the ladies' maid for Lady Douglas, a wealthy
woman of distinction. When Lady Douglas decides to travel to America to visit
her son, she gives the girl a chance to see the world and experience things she
could only dream about before.
Grant Douglas is enjoying
his life as an American businessman, all the while knowing that he'll
eventually return to England to run the family estate. Circumstances force his
hand early and he must drop everything to set things to rights--one of those
things being the stewardship of a lovely young ladies' maid who finds herself
without a home.
Two very different worlds
collide . . . two hearts must decide what it is they most want.

Emmeline: Bride of
by Carra Copelin
Emmeline Weidner was left
at the altar by her intended. Seeking to heal her bruised feminine ego, she
moves in with her sister. While learning to cope with her new life, she
discovers she isn’t content to live the life of a spoiled society woman. Can
she let go of her newfound independence when the right man comes along?
Lincoln Bass returns to
Flat Rock Point, Arkansas a year after the accident that almost cost his life.
His former employer has asked him for help at the lumber mill. He is
apprehensive, but feels he owes the man who saved his life. Then he crosses
paths with the most delectable, yet bewildering female he’s ever encountered.

In His Thoughts by Peggy
L. Henderson
Assigned to a position in
the newly formed Yellowstone National Park, life seems like it couldn't get any
better for Ben Ferguson. But patrolling for poachers is fraught with danger,
and he soon finds his future looking bleak. Images of a blue-eyed guardian
angel are the only thing he has to pull him from the edge of death.

Crazy. Worthless.
Demon-possessed. Clara Youngblood has been labeled many things by people who
cannot understand the challenges she must confront every day within her own
mind. When all seems dark, a glimmer of hope appears in the form of a retired

Ben and Clara wouldn't
have chosen the circumstances that brought them together, but they soon
discover their importance in rescuing each other.

The High Stakes Bride by
Margery Scott

Chloe Taggart has one
goal—to leave Rocky Ridge as soon as possible and see the world. She has no
intention of ever being under a man’s thumb, and she has no desire to spend her
life cooking and cleaning when she could be sailing the Pacific or touring
ancient Greek ruins.

Even though Austin Hayward
is content with his life on his ranch, it would be perfect if he had a wife to
share it with. Unfortunately, there is only one woman he’s interested in
marrying—Chloe Taggart. Chloe and Austin have known each other for years, but
she’s never looked at him as anything more than a friend.

When Chloe’s father loses
his diner to Austin in a poker game, Austin makes her a proposition—her father
will get his diner back, and Austin will get Chloe."

Note: the formatting issues mentioned by some of the reviews have been corrected, and we apologize! :)

Emmeline: Bride of Arkansas by Carra Copelin

Snippet #1:  
Flat Rock Point, Arkansas, 1892
Lincoln Bass glanced around the area
of the train depot. From this vantage point on the platform, the town looked
much the same as it had when he’d left. The bulk of the businesses and homes
sat on the eastern side, the lesser developed side lay off to the west, with
the tracks and station slicing through the middle. The entire town was
surrounded by timberland made up mostly of pine trees.
What, the hell, am
I doing back here?
He’d asked himself this question
repeatedly, since he’d received the telegram from his friend and left his home
in Little Rock yesterday. But, he knew the answer. He owed Griffin Benning for
the very air he breathed and would do anything the man needed to thank him for
saving his life. Suddenly, the memories of the accident last year, still too
fresh, flooded his mind, and the breeze chilled his body through his
sweat-soaked shirt. 

Snippet #2:

Energized after shedding the heavy
jacket, Emmeline quickly came out of her bodice and skirts all the way down to
her camisole and drawers. She hadn’t felt this carefree since they’d left
Philadelphia. Despite the fact she was a grown woman of twenty and a lady, she
waltzed about the room, while singing, In the Good Old Summertime.
After the last twirl, she bent over to pick her skirt up off the floor.
She heard the door open, and said,
“Oh, good, you haven’t gone downstairs yet. I could use some extra hangars.”
When silence greeted her, she turned
and sucked in so much air she nearly strangled on her own spit. Coughing and
trying to breathe, she covered herself with the deep lavender linen. A tall,
sturdy man with a thick chest and broad shoulders filled the doorway. He stared
at her but didn’t say anything.
After a few seconds, she found her
voice, and finally managed, “Good golly, who are you?”

1 - Emmeline: Bride of Arkansas is the sequel to Laurel: Bride of
Arkansas, American Mail-Order Bride, Book 25

2 - I tend to use our family names for my characters. Emmeline, Adeline,
and Peter Weidner are names of my husband's family from mid-nineteenth century Philadelphia. Laurel is named for my husband's father, who was from Arkansas.

3 - Griffin Benning, in both Bride of Arkansas books, is a cousin to Ian
Benning in my Brides of Texas Code Series.

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