Festive Mayhem Book Blast Oct. 26th – 28th

Ten talented authors will be featuring their stories of mystery, crime, and suspense during a Book Blast Oct. 26th through Oct. 28th with MC Book Tours.

Ten Stories of Holiday Mystery, Crime, and Suspense

◊ Genre: Mystery Anthologies
◊ Publisher: Marla Bradeen (October 26,2020)
◊ eBooks
◊ File Size: 1232 KB
◊ Print Length: 159 Pages

Ten crime writers of color have teamed up to offer you the gift of escape this holiday season. From Christmas crime capers to Thanksgiving thrillers, historical hard-boiled to contemporary cozies, mystery fans of all genres will find something to love in this limited-time collection of exclusive, never-before-published seasonal short stories.

What you’ll find inside:
• “The New Year’s Hex” by Carolyn Marie Wilkins. Carrie McFarland finds her New Year’s plans derailed when a psychic vision pulls the 1920s African American amateur sleuth into someone’s evil scheme.
• “Pipe Dreams” by S.G. Wong. In this hard-boiled Crescent City short story, infatuation and passion drive Minnie Chen straight into danger as she tries to best the City’s most glamorous private detective in a reimagined 1930s-era Chinese Los Angeles.
• “A Christmas Tip” by Elizabeth Wilkerson. A surprise Christmas bonus becomes too tempting for Philadelphia nursing assistant Brianna Byers to resist—even if accepting requires some skillful skirting of the law.
• “The Stranger in the House” by Stella Oni. This London House Mystery prequel stars Elizabeth Ojo, a Nigerian housekeeper at a posh guest house, who finds her Christmas intersecting with that of a mysterious resident in trouble.
• “What Lies Inside” by Kia Dennis. A tormented university professor falls deeper and deeper into a destructive obsession in this harrowing tale of love and longing.
• “A Pub, Bed & Breakfast & A Dead Body” by Forest Issac Jones. A dark past becomes the deadly present when North Carolina police detective Ike Coates and his intrepid young partner are tasked with determining the cause of a suspicious death.
• “A Deadly First” by Delia C. Pitts. Thanksgiving takes a fatal turn when New York private eye SJ Rook finds himself thrust into his first murder case in this darkly atmospheric tale of noir.
• “The Holiday Murder Mélange” by Myra Jolivet. This Sarah Doucette Jean-Louis short story follows the Creole P.I. around the San Francisco Bay Area on her quest to figure out who killed a man outside of her office.
• “Those Holiday Blues” by Jennifer J. Chow. Jasmine, aka “Jazz,” can’t escape the tragic past when an old boyfriend asks to meet on the anniversary of his mother’s death.
• “Holiday Holdup” by Paige Sleuth. In this Cozy Cat Caper Mystery Short, Imogene Little gets tangled up in a Christmas Eve bank robbery orchestrated by none other than Santa Claus himself.

This anthology is only available for a short time, so grab it now before it’s gone. It would be criminal to miss it!

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FESTIVE MAYHEM features a collection of never-before-published short stories authored by ten mystery, crime, and suspense writers of color: Carolyn Marie WilkinsS.G. WongElizabeth WilkersonStella OniKia DennisForest Issac JonesDelia C. PittsMyra JolivetJennifer J. Chow, and Paige Sleuth.

Posts consisted of reviews, features, and/or excerpts. In addition, there will be a master giveaway. The authors are giving away multiple prizes, some u.s. only and some international. The giveaway will run through Nov. 7th. HTML posts will also be provided to tour participants for their convenience. Books are available to review in Mobi and ePub formats only.

Monday, Oct. 26Just Jemi – Review
Rockin’ Book Reviews – Feature
Nesie’s Place – Excerpt
Writer’s Gambit – Review & Feature

Tuesday, Oct. 27First of All – Review & Excerpt
CelticLady’s Reviews – Feature
Bookish Rantings – Excerpt

Wednesday, Oct. 28 I Found This Great Book – Review & Excerpt
Book Reviews by Pat Garcia – Review
Thoughts in Progress – Excerpt
Author Deborah A. Bailey – Excerpt

Bubba and Squirt’s Mayan Adventure Sept. 14th – Oct. 14th

Author Sherry Ellis is on tour Sept. 14th – Oct. 14th  with MC Book Tours featuring her book, BUBBA AND SQUIRT’S MAYAN ADVENTURE, released by Dancing Lemur Press LLC.

by Sherry Ellis

◊ Genre: Juvenile Fiction
◊ Publisher: Dancing Lemur Press (Sept. 7, 2020)
◊ Print & eBooks
◊ Paperback: 96 pages
◊ ISBN-10: 1939844703
◊ ISBN-13: 978-1939844705

An ancient Mayan civilization!       

That’s what Bubba and Squirt find when they travel through the mysterious vortex for another wild adventure. There they meet archeologists who are unearthing priceless artifacts.

But someone is stealing them. And an encounter with the Tate Duende awakens magic within Bubba. Throw in the mysterious Alux and a new discovery and things get sticky.

Will Bubba and Squirt solve the mystery, or will they be stuck forever in the jungles of Belize?

Bubba and Squirt
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Sherry Ellis is an award-winning author and professional musician who plays and teaches the violin, viola, and piano. When she is not writing or engaged in musical activities, she can be found doing household chores, hiking, or exploring the world. Ellis and her family live in Atlanta, Georgia.

Contact with Sherry on:

Twitter * Facebook * Goodreads * Blog
Website * Amazon Author Pagejoin along for the fun. you can read Posts that will consist of Q&As, guest posts, reviews, features, and/or excerpts. In addition, there will be a tour-wide giveaway. The author is giving away ten (10) autographed print copies of the book open to all.

Monday, Sept. 14 – Write With Fey – Guest Post
Alex J. Cavanaugh – Guest Post

Tuesday, Sept. 15 – Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews – Interview
Wednesday, Sept. 16 – The Story of a Writer – Review
Thursday, Sept. 17 – Book Reviews by Pat Garcia – Review
Friday, Sept. 18 – Booked Solid with Virginia C – Feature
Rockin’ Book Reviews – Review & Top Ten List

Monday, Sept. 21 – Just Jemi – Review & Interview
Tuesday, Sept. 22 – Baroness’ Book Trove – Review
Wednesday, Sept. 23 –
Thursday, Sept. 24 – Anna del C. Dye Official Page – Excerpt
Friday, Sept. 25 –
Saturday, Sept. 26 – Storeybook Reviews – Excerpt
Monday, Sept. 28 – Elizabeth Spann Craig’s Blog – Guest Post
Joylene Nowell Butler – Excerpt
Journaling Woman – Feature
Tuesday, Sept. 29 –
Wednesday, Sept. 30 – Nesie’s Place – Excerpt
Thursday, Oct. 1 –
Friday, Oct. 2 – Thoughts in Progress – Review
Monday, Oct. 5 – The Sexy Nerd “Revue” – Excerpt
Stephanie Faris, Children’s Author – Review

Tuesday, Oct. 6 –
Wednesday, Oct. 7 – Willow Writes and Reads – Review
Thursday, Oct. 8 –
Friday, Oct. 9 – Celticlady’s Reviews – Excerpt
Monday, Oct. 12 – Literary Rambles – Interview
Tuesday, Oct. 13 –
Wednesday, Oct. 14 – Writer’s Gambit – Feature & Top 10 List

Triumph Over Fear by Elaine M. Edwards Book Blast

A Psychological and Spiritual Journey
by Elaine M. Edwards

* Paperback: 177 pages
* Publisher: Independently published
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 1795460911
* ISBN-13: 978-1795460910

Triumph Over Fears offers hope and insight for anyone held back by difficult emotions that prevent them from living up to their potential and experiencing joy. Part memoir, part psychology lesson, and part metaphysical wisdom, it is an eclectic, inspiring personal story of someone who went from agoraphobic, afraid to go out in public, to a real adventurer and world traveler.

The 84-year-old author draws from her personal experience as well as the many people she has known, worked with and helped over the years, including decades of working with students, colleagues, family, and friends, and most of all herself. She delves deeply into the sense of existential guilt that pervades the human condition and offers guidance on how to overcome this.

Her journey is unique, but much of what she has learned is universal. At its core, it is a story of hope. At its core, it is a story of hope and a testament that transformation truly is possible. Because of its eclectic mix of the psychological and the spiritual most anyone will find some nugget of gold or gem of truth that speaks to them. Some of the concepts might seem very familiar, and other ones might be completely new to readers.

The author encourages those who are seeking freedom from fear to walk with her on her journey and let her share with you how she went from being very frightened and very limited in her life, to very confident and very brave.

TRIUMPH OVER FEAR can be purchased at Amazon.


Elaine M. Edwards graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. degree in Primary Education, taught primary grades for eight years, and spent 18 years as a high school Learning Disabilities teacher. During her career as a teacher, she earned two Masters degrees, in Learning Handicapped Education and in Counseling Psychology, from Santa Clara University. She has been dedicated to understanding human behavior and discovering how deep transformation can occur. She has studied the Twelve Steps, Christianity, Science of Mind, and many other sources of psychological and spiritual wisdom.

A Book Blast for TRIUMPH OVER FEAR by author Elaine M. Edwards is being held on May 11th through May 13th, 2020. There will also be a book giveaway for each stop.

Sue G.
Marianna B.
Amber S.
Pamela M.
Sharon B.


Monday, May 11: Mythical Books – Excerpt & Spotlight
AC Squared Book Blog – Excerpt & Spotlight

Tuesday, May 12: Writer’s Gambit – Excerpt & Spotlight
Jazzy Book Reviews – Excerpt & Spotlight
Rockin’ Book Reviews – Excerpt & Spotlight

Wednesday, May 13: Willow Writes and Reads – Spotlight
The Clipped Nightingale – Spotlight
Thoughts in Progress – Spotlight
Eileen Troemel – Spotlight

Day of Reckoning by Kai Strand

by Kai Strand

* Series: Concord Chronicles (Book 1)
* Paperback: 289 pages
* Publisher: Independently published
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 1690603372
* ISBN-13: 978-1690603375

Not only does twelve-year-old, Terra, learn she’s a Nature’s Spirit destined to serve the peaceful underground city of Concord, but she also finds she is named in a prophecy as the only one who can thwart the leader of the death tribe.

The Trepidus are the death janitors of the Underworld. They’re responsible for the termination and cleanup of Concord’s beings. When their leader, Blanco, learns Terra is the one who can derail his day of reckoning, he does everything he can to get rid of her. Including, dispatch a “Bringer” to complete the ultimate of death janitor duties.

Not only does Terra want to stay alive, but she hopes to complete her training and discover her Spirit talents too. So, Frank, a Spirit of Security, is assigned to protect her. Together, they undertake a secret investigation of how to defeat Blanco. But with the future of Concord and Terra’s very own life at stake, will they find the answer in time?

DAY OF RECKONING can be purchased at the following sites:
Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBooks | Kobo


Award-winning Kai Strand, author of the action-packed Super Villain Academy series, is often found exploring hiking trails and snapping pictures of waterfalls in her Oregon hometown.

Mother of four, Kai uses her life experiences to connect with young readers. With middle grade works such as Save the LemmingsThe Weaver Tale series, and Day of Reckoning, and emotional YA adventures like Finding ThorI Am Me, and Worth the Effort, Kai has written compelling stories that tweens, teens, and their parents love.

Kai has given numerous presentations throughout Oregon about her work and the writing process. She loves interacting with teens and gaining their insight on their latest reads as well as what they would like to see in future stories.

To find out more about Kai, please visit www.kaistrand.com.
Mailing List | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Amazon |

DAY OF RECKONING by author Kai Strand is on tour from May 11th through 15th, 2020. There will be reviews, guest posts, Q&As, excerpts, a Top 10 list, and spotlights. There will also be a tour-wide giveaway (a $15 Amazon Gift Card & 1 Digital Copy of the book, four $5 Amazon Gift Cards).

Winners of the $5 Amazon Gift Card are:
Kimberly K.
Jenny H.
James R.
Mya M.
and the winner of the digital-book and $15 Amazon Gift Card is:
Amanda W.


Monday, May 11: Carpinello’s Writing Pages – Interview & Excerpt
The Clipped Nightingale – Feature
Eileen Troemel – Feature
Mythical Books – Guest Post
Tuesday, May 12: Rockin’ Book Reviews – Q & A
Wednesday, May 13: The Story of a Writer – Guest Post & Review
H.R. Sinclair – Top 10 List
Author Katie L. Carroll’s Blog – Guest Post
C. Lee McKenzie – Feature
Jazzy Book Reviews – Excerpt
Thursday, May 14: Viviana MacKade – Guest Post
Thoughts in Progress – Spotlight
Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews – Q & A
Friday, May 15: Willow Writes and Reads – Review
Writer’s Gambit – Guest Post & Review
Monday, Aug. 24:
Mystery Writing is Murder – Guest Post

Gabe’s Guardian Angel by Beverly Stowe McClure

by Beverly Stowe McClure

*   Paperback: 214 pages
Publisher: Freedom Fox Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1939844665
* ISBN-13: 978-1939844668

Gabe Montana is clumsy. He’s overweight, and he’s dyslexic. Worse yet, the bullies make his fifteen-year-old life even more miserable-so miserable he wants to die.

Charley, his guardian angel, says no to that idea and comes up with a different plan. He’ll give Gabe self-confidence so he can solve his problems, not run away from them. But Gabe wonders why the angel doesn’t just help with the bullies. What’s with this self-confidence stuff?

Can Charley help Gabe stand on his own two feet? Will Gabe give up hope life can improve for him? Or will he finally listen to the angel’s advice?

GABE’S GUARDIAN ANGEL is available at the following sites:


Most of the time, you’ll find Award-Winning Author Beverly Stowe McClure at her computer, typing stories young voices whisper in her ears. When she’s not writing, she’s snapping pictures of wildlife, flowers, and clouds.

She’s affectionately known as the “Bug Lady.” She’s not telling why. To relax she plays the piano. Her fur babies don’t appreciate good music and hide when she tickles the ivories.

Beverly is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She also teaches a women’s Sunday school class at her church.

For more on Beverly and her writing visit her at her:
Blog: https://beverlystowemcclure.blogspot.com
Website: http://beverlystowemcclure.wordpress.com
Twitter @beverlymcclure
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/beverlysmcclure
Goodreads: http://goodreads.com/author/show/11462.Beverly_Stowe_McClure

GABE’S GUARDIAN ANGEL by author Beverly Stowe McClure is on tour from April 27th through May 1st, 2020. There will be reviews, guest posts, Q&As, excerpts, a Top 10 list, and spotlights to view. There will also be a tour-wide giveaway.

GIVEAWAY WINNER: Amber H., congratulations!


Monday, April 27: Mama Diaries – Q & A, Review
Rockin’ Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Alex J. Cavanaugh – Guest Post
Mythical Books – Guest Post
Tuesday, April 28: Writer’s Gambit – Guest Post
Willow Writes and Read – Review
The Clipped Nightingale – Feature
Wednesday, April 29: Strands of Thought – Review & Guest Post
Random Thoughts – Excerpt
Thursday, April 30: Just Jemi – Q & A, Review
Thoughts in Progress – Review
Friday, May 1: Pat Garcia Book Reviews – Review
Jazzy Book Reviews – Top Ten List
Monday, Aug. 10: Mystery Writing is Murder – Guest Post


Dancing With Dementia by Jemi Fraser

Recognizing and Coping with the Early Stages of Dementia
by Jemi Fraser

◊ Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir
◊ Publisher: Just Jemi Books
◊ eBooks
◊ ISBN-13: 978-1-9991258-1-3

Dementia and Alzheimer’s touch the lives of millions around the world, but so much is still unknown.

As first-generation Canadians, we didn’t recognize the early warning signs. We didn’t know the differences between regular aging and the early stages of dementia. We’ve made mistakes but we’ve learned a lot.

•Identify those early warning signs
•Use visuals to improve communication
•Choose your words wisely
•Redirect and reassure
•Stay calm and cope with your own emotions
•Consider nursing home options
•Improve caregiver self-care

We’ve learned to dance the early steps of the disease with our love and laughter intact. If you are looking for help recognizing early signposts along with practical ways to cope with early Dementia and Alzheimer’s, this book is for you.

DANCING WITH DEMENTIA preorder/buy links:
Amazon.com              Amazon.ca          Apple Books       Barnes & Noble          Kobo
Add it to your Goodreads shelf


Author Jemi Fraser

Jemi Fraser writes both fiction and nonfiction. Her nonfiction work focuses on the ways that dementia has impacted her family. Her fiction work varies from contemporary romance to suspense and flash fiction. Years as a teacher have taught Jemi that life is short and that happy endings are a must.

Jemi lives in Northern Ontario, Canada where snow is always a topic of conversation and the autumn leaves make everything better.

Website          Just Jemi Blog       Dancing With Dementia blog 

Amazon Page        BookBub      Goodreads       Facebook       Twitter       Quick Tips Videos

DANCING WITH DEMENTIA by author Jemi Fraser is on tour from March 30th through April 3rd, 2020. There are reviews, guest posts, Q&As, excerpts, a Top 10 list, and spotlights. There will also be an awesome tour-wide giveaway.

The winner of the giveaway was Muthild C.  Muthild, thanks for stopping by during Jemi’s tour and congratulations on winning!


Monday, March 30: Denise Covey – Guest Post
Mystery Writing is Murder – Guest Post
Defending the Pen – Q & A & Review
Constantine – Guest Post
Tuesday, March 31: Joylene Nowell Butler – Guest Post & Feature
Mainewords – Guest Post
Tara Tyler Talks – Interview
Wednesday, April 1: Alex J. Cavanaugh – Guest Post
Spunk on A Stick – Feature
Circle of Friends – Feature
Rockin’ Book Reviews – Feature & Top Ten List
The Girdle of Melian – Guest Post
The Warrior Muse – Top Ten List
Thursday, April 2: Lisa Haselton’s Reviews & Interviews – Q & A
Thoughts in Progress – Review
Friday, April 3: Pat Garcia Book Reviews – Review
Writer’s Gambit – Top Ten List
Ellen Jacobson Author – Top Ten List & Review
Elephant’s Child – Review


Murder, Just Because by Yolanda Renee

by Yolanda  Renée

◊ Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
◊ Publisher: Yolanda Renee
◊ Series: Detective Quaid Mysteries
◊ Paperback: 291 pages
◊ Print & eBooks
◊ ISBN-10: 0985820632
◊ ISBN-13: 978-0985820633
◊ Contains explicit sex & graphic violence
“While this book does contain explicit sexual language and graphic violence, it could easily be taken from the daily headlines. The content is plausible and realistic as we look at the world around us. The events in the book are not overly done, but give a pragmatic look at the terrifying actions killers can and sometimes do take.”

It was a matter of beginner’s luck, but rookie detective Steven Quaid’s career and reputation as an elite investigator skyrocketed when he captured one of the most sadistic serial killers in Alaskan history: Stowy Jenkins, AKA the Snowman. But that was ten years ago.

And now…Jenkins is back. Escaped from prison and on the move, his bloodlust is stronger than ever, and his methods of torture are even more horrifying than before. As his bloody rampage continues and the number of mutilated bodies mounts, terrified Alaskans increasingly doubt Quaid’s ability to catch the killer again. The detective’s reputation is on the line, and he’s going to need a lot more than luck, because this time, Jenkins is driven by more than the thrill of a random kill.

This time, it’s more personal. He’s out for revenge…and his ultimate target is Quaid. In a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, Jenkins starts picking off the people in Quaid’s life…slowly, gradually tightening his circle of corpses and drawing ever closer to the most important person in Quaid’s life…his wife. Can Quaid do the impossible again? Can he outmaneuver the killer, or has the detective’s luck finally run out?

MURDER, JUST BECAUSE can be purchased at the following sites:
Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0985820632/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1
Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1008496


Author Yolanda Renée

Author Yolanda Renée

At one time Alaska called to me, and I answered. I learned to sleep under the midnight sun, survive in below zero temperatures, and hike the Mountain Ranges. I’ve traveled from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, and the memories are some of my most valued. The wonders, mysteries and incredible beauty that is Alaska has never left me and thus now influences my writing.

Despite my adventurous spirit, I achieved my educational goals, married, and I have two handsome sons. Writing is now my focus, my newest adventure!

You can connect with me here:

Blog    *     Facebook     *     Twitter     *     Pinterest     *     Email

MURDER, JUST BECAUSE by author Yolanda Renée is on tour from April 1st to May 1st, 2020. There are reviews, guest posts by the author, Q&As with the author, excerpts, a Top 10 list, and spotlights. There will also be an awesome tour-wide giveaway (Entire autographed book set-US only, 5 paperback copies of the book, 10 Kindle copies of the book, and a $20 Amazon Gift Card).

You can still sign up for the tour, click HERE.


Wednesday, April 1: Denise Covey – Guest Post
Mythical Books – Q & A with the Author & Excerpt
Rockin’ Book Reviews – Feature
Thursday, April 2: Constantine – Guest Post by Author
Friday, April 3:
Monday, April 6: Mystery Writing is Murder – Guest Post by Author
Spunk on A Stick – Feature
Tuesday, April 7: Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews – Q & A
Wednesday, April 8: The Warrior Muse – Top Ten List
Random Thoughts – Excerpt & Feature
Thursday, April 9:
Friday, April 10: Ellen Jacobson Author – Q & A with Author
I Think: Therefore, I Yam – Interview with Stowy Jenkins
Monday, April 13: Christine Rains – Writer – Review & Excerpt
Alex J. Cavanaugh – Guest Post
Tuesday, April 14:
Wednesday, April 15: Elizabeth Seckman, Author – Guest Post
Thursday, April 16:
Friday, April 17: Writer’s Gambit – Q & A & Excerpt
Monday, April 20: Tara Tyler Talks – Interview
H.R. Sinclair – Guest Post by Author
Tuesday, April 21:
Wednesday, April 22: The Story of A Writer – Feature
Thursday, April 23:
Friday, April 24: Write with Fey – Guest Post by Author
Monday, April 27: Just Jemi – Q & A with the Author
Tuesday, April 28:
Wednesday, April 29: Thoughts in Progress – Review
Thursday, April 30: The Clipped Nightingale – Feature
Friday, May 1: Celticlady’s Reviews – Feature

Not Guilty by C. Lee McKenzie

Blog Tour: Not Guilty by C. Lee McKenzie

Not Guilty
C. Lee McKenzie
Publication Date: October 25, 2019
Genre: Young Adult

          A blood-smeared knife. One young man’s word against another. A lifetime dream crushed.
          The evidence points to Devon Carlyle. He was there when it happened. Everyone knows he had it in for Renzo Costa. And Costa says Devon was the one. In the judge’s rap of a gavel, Devon’s found guilty of assault. The star of the Oceanside High’s basketball team loses his shot at the one thing he’s worked so hard for—the championship game where college scouts could see how good he is.
          Now he makes his great shots in Juvenile Hall with kids far different from those that have always been in his life.
          Angry? Hell, yes.
          He’s bent on finding who did the crime. He’s bent on making them pay because he’s Not Guilty.
          But can he prove it?
A blog tour for Not Guilty by C. Lee McKenzie, a young readers’ adventure is underway and will run from October 28th 1st to November 1st, 2019. Posts will consist of reviews, guest posts, interviews, and excerpts. There is also a tour-wide giveaway. The tour schedule is posted below and you can follow along daily with Lee on the various stops on her tour.
Winners of the tour-wide giveaway are:
Rita Wray
Sarah Mayer
Deb Philippon
Debra Larson Branigan
Mona Ccam
Roland Clarke
Monday, Oct. 28 – Just Jemi – Review
                                      Mystery Writing is Murder – Guest Post
                                      Mama Diaries – Guest Post & Review
                                      Spunk on a Stick – Guest Post
                                      Word Dreams – Review
                                      A Taste for Murder – Spotlight & Review
                                      Mythical Books – Guest Post
Tuesday, Oct. 29 – Baroness’ Book Trove – Review
                                     Writing in The Crosshairs – Guest Post & Review
                                     Stormdance Publications – Guest Post
                                     H.R. Sinclair – Guest Post
                                     Author Tracker: YA and Adult Books – Excerpt
Wednesday, Oct. 30 – Writer’s Gambit – Guest Post & Review
                                            Susan Says – Guest Post
Thursday, Oct. 31 – Thoughts in Progress – Excerpt
                                        Tyrean Martinson – Guest Post
                                        Diane Burton – Guest Post & Review
Friday, Nov. 1 – Celticlady’s Reviews – Spotlight
                               The Ninja Librarian – Guest Post
                               Patricia Stoltey, Author – Review
                               Elephant’s Child – Guest Post
                               T. Powell Coltrin Writes @ Journaling Woman – Q & A

Author C. Lee McKenzie

C. Lee McKenzie has a background in Linguistics and Inter-Cultural Communication, but these days her greatest passion is writing for young readers. She has published five young adult novels: Sliding on the Edge, The Princess of Las Pulgas, Double Negative, and Sudden Secrets. Not Guilty is her most recent one.

          Sometimes she likes to jump into the world of the fantastic and when she does, she writes for the middle-grade reader. Some Very Messy Medieval Magick is the third book in the time-travel adventures of Pete and Weasel, with Alligators Overhead and The Great Time Lock Disaster being the first two. Sign of the Green Dragon, a stand-alone, takes the reader into ancient Chinese dragon myths and a quest for treasure.
          When she’s not writing she’s hiking or traveling or practicing yoga or asking a lot of questions about things she still doesn’t understand. You can connect her on FacebookTwitterInstagram and at her Website

Tasting the Apple by Sherilyn Decter Tour

* Book 2 of The Bootleggers’ Chronicles
* By Sherilyn Decter
* Publication Date: March 2019
* Genre: Literature Historical Women’s Crime Fiction

A young widow on the edge. A policeman back from the dead. Together, can they take down the city’s most notorious bootlegger?

Philadelphia, 1925. With a son to raise and boarders to feed, Maggie Barnes is at her wit’s end. But when a criminal element infiltrates the police force, the single mother puts her cares aside to help. As she tries to dig up dirt on bootlegger mastermind Mickey Duffey, Maggie realizes she can’t take on the case alone…

Inspector Frank Geyer used to patrol the streets of Philadelphia before Maggie was born. As he attempts to clean up crime from beyond the grave, the spirit uses his Victorian sensibilities to fight back against lawbreakers. But with corruption throughout the police force, can the phantom informant save his city and Maggie’s livelihood?

With the roof leaking and the lawlessness spiraling, Maggie and Frank have one chance to take down a criminal and prevent the unthinkable…

TASTING THE APPLE is the second thrilling book in The Bootleggers’ Chronicles historical mystery series. If you like strong female characters, stories inspired by actual history, and a touch of the paranormal, then you’ll love Sherilyn Decter’s tale of temptation and corruption.

Buy TASTING THE APPLE to experience the dark side of the Roaring Twenties today!

Innocence Lost is the first novel in the Bootleggers’ Chronicles, a series of historical fiction tales. If you like headstrong heroines, Prohibition-era criminal underworlds, and a touch of the paranormal, then you’ll love Sherilyn Decter’s gripping tale.

Check out TASTING THE APPLE on bookfunnel and the Media Page on the author’s website.


The Roaring Twenties and Prohibition were a fantasy land, coming right after the horrors and social upheaval of World War I. Even a century later, it all seems so exotic.

Women got the vote, started working outside the home, and (horrors!) smoked and drank in public places. They even went on unchaperoned dates (gasp)! Corsets were thrown into the back of the closets, and shoes were discovered to be an addictive fashion accessory after hemlines started to rise. And thanks to Prohibition, suddenly it was fashionable to break the law. The music was made in America- ragtime, delta blues, and of course jazz. Cocktails were created to hide the taste of the bathtub gin. Flappers were dancing, beads and fringes flying. Fedoras were tipped. And everyone was riding around in automobiles (aka struggle buggies and I leave it to your imagination why- wink.)

Bootleggers’ Chronicles grew out of that fascination. Writing as Sherilyn Decter, I will eventually have a series of historical crime fiction novels dealing with the bootleggers, gangsters, flappers, and general lawlessness that defined Prohibition. The Bootlegger blog rose out of all the research that I’ve been doing about this incredible era.

Growing up on the prairies and living next to the ocean, I am a creature of endless horizons. Writing allows me to discover what’s just over the next one. My husband and I have three amazing daughters, a spoiled grandson, and two bad dogs.

Sherilyn Decter is enthralled with the flashing flappers and dangerous bootleggers from the Roaring Twenties and Prohibition. Through meticulous research, that lawless era is brought to life. Living in a century-old house, maybe the creaking pipes whisper stories in her ear. To get the inside skinny on the Bootlegger’s Chronicles, you can reach Sherilyn at the following links:



The blog tour for TASTING THE APPLE by Sherilyn Decter, a Literature Historical Women’s Crime Fiction novel, has ended. This tour ran from March 25th through March 29th, 2019. Posts l consisted of reviews, guest posts, interviews, and excerpts. There will also be a tour giveaway, which Linda Romer won.

Monday, March 25 – Writer’s Gambit – Guest Post & Spotlight
Blue Mood Cafe – Guest Post & Excerpt
A Holland Reads – Spotlight
The Story of a Writer – Spotlight

Tuesday, March 26 – Booktalk with Eilee – Review, Excerpt & Spotlight

Wednesday, March 27 – Thoughts in Progress – Excerpt

Thursday, March 28 – Pat Garcia Book Reviews – Review
Bookish Rantings – Excerpt
No Genre Left Behind – Excerpt

Friday, March 29 – readerthenblogger – Review
Celticlady’s Reviews – Spotlight & Excerpt
What Is That Book About – Spotlight
Carole’s Book Corner – Spotlight

Saturday, March 30 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – Guest Post

The King Who Disappeared by Hank Quense

  • The King Who Disappeared
  • By Hank Quense
  • Publication Date: April 15, 2019
  • Genre: Fantasy

           Bohan, a king, is at war with Jerado, an evil wizard who controls four neighboring kingdoms.  Bohan, his wizard, Ansgar, and his guards are trapped in a cave by Jerado who magically seals the cave.  Ansgar casts a sleep spell on all of them. It will last until the cave is unsealed.
          More than 200 years later, an earthquake unseals the cave and frees Bohan.  While catching up on history, he learns Jerado is still alive and rules the country as dictator.  Bohan learns this from a sympathetic constable named Leticia.  After talking to Bohan and his guards, she recognizes him from school lessons as the King Who Disappeared. Bohan determines to go to the capital, Dun Hythe, and gain revenge.  Leticia promises to go with him to find out what happened to her father who was arrested and disappeared.
          Jerado learns that Bohan is still alive and headed to confront him. He tells Lithgow, his son, and Flavia, his daughter about Bohan.  Lithgow is the War Minister and Flavia the Minister of the Interior. They hate each other and each plans to succeed their father when he retires.
          Jerado orders Lithgow to use his soldiers to block and kill Bohan.  Flavia, who also has troops, decides to kill Bohan before Lithgow can.  Bohan and his guards, all heroes, brush past Flavia’s soldiers and route Lithgow’s.  Jerado now orders Lithgow’s troops to seal all the city’s gates and search everyone entering the city. 
          Meanwhile, the citizens in Dun Hythe are suffering from Jerado’s rule and from Flavia’s imposition of lower wages to raise profits for the many businesses she controls.  The wage restrictions impact on the Godmother’s bottom line.  She is the head of a crime family who controls all vice in the city.  She is also the head of the two largest and most powerful labor guilds, the teamsters and the dock workers. With Flavia’s wage restrictions in place, the citizenry does have any money to have fun in the Godmother’s saloons or gambling halls.  Also, the workers don’t make enough money to feed their families. 
          Jerado’s Treasurer, Maurice, learns a few of Jerado’s family secrets.  He knows how Flavia embezzles vast amounts of money from the contracts she gives out.  Maurice learns about Bohan and the attempts to kill him. These and a few other secrets ensure his early death if Jerado ever finds out what he knows.  Maurice meets with the Godmother and they agree to help each other for their mutual protection.
          Now close to Dun Hythe, Leticia agrees to enter the city and scout it out.  Hopefully, she can find a way for Bohan to enter the city.  She also wants to meet with the Godmother because her father was once a high-ranking official in the dock workers guild.  Leticia hopes the Godmother can find out where her father is.
          Within the city, rumors swirl about the reappearance of the King Who Disappeared.  The Godmother ignores the rumors and is stunned to learn from Leticia that Bohan is really alive and outside the city.  After a lively discussion, The Godmother agrees to smuggle Bohan into the city in return for a guarantee from Bohan for protection for her business.
          Bohan and his mates enter the city by boat in the middle of the night and meet with the Godmother and Maurice who tells Bohan the layout of the palace and how to sneak into it.  To make a distraction, the Godmother will call a city-wide general strike to coincide with Bohan’s attack on Jerado.
          Bohan and Ansgar sneak into the palace at night with Maurice in the lead.  Leaving Maurice behind, they advance into the living quarters and confront Jerado.  A confusing battle ensues as the two wizards throw spells at each other.  Using Ansgar’s spell as a distraction, Bohan gets close enough to Jerado to use his sword on the wizard thus gaining revenge.
          With Jerado out of the way, Bohan arrests Lithgow and Flavia, proclaims himself king and agrees to work with the Godmother, orders a wage increase for all the workers.
          Everyone is happy except Jerado’s children who must perform menial work for the rest of their lives.


Author Hank Quense

Hank Quense writes humorous and satiric sci-fi and fantasy stories.

He also writes and lectures about fiction writing and self-publishing. He has published 19 books and 50 short stories along with dozens of articles. He often lectures on fiction writing and publishing and has a series of guides covering the basics on each subject.

He and his wife, Pat, usually vacation in another galaxy or parallel universe. They also time travel occasionally when Hank is searching for new story ideas.

Hank’s Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B002BM76IE


The blog tour for THE KING WHO DISAPPEARED by Hank Quense is underway. This tour will run from April 8th through April 19th, 2019. Posts will consist of reviews, guest posts, interviews, excerpts, and a tour-wide giveaway. Review ARC copies will be available in epub and PDF formats. HTML posts for the tour will also be provided.

You can still Sign Up HERE to be a part of this exciting tour.

Monday, April 8 – Writer’s Gambit – Guest Post & Spotlight
Tuesday, April 9 –
Wednesday, April 10 –
Thursday, April 11 – Hearts & Scribbles – Spotlight
Friday, April 12 – Baroness’ Book Trove – Review
Monday, April 15 – A Holland Reads – Spotlight
Tuesday, April 16 –
Wednesday, April 17 – Thoughts in Progress – Spotlight
Thursday, April 18 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – Review
Friday, April 19 – Paulette’s Papers – Spotlight
JBronder Book Reviews – Review