Friday, January 18, 2019

Natalsa of the Brim by Chad McClendon - Book Tour + Giveaway


Natalsa of the Brim
Order of Terima Chronicles Volume 1
by Chad McClendon

Genre:
Fantasy

In a world where witches have been revered, a cataclysmic evening
changes everything.

Natalsa, the last witch, must find out what has robbed her of her power. But
more than this, she must protect the world from the new order that
has arisen, and cure a sweeping disease that threatens her new home.

There is evil to be undone, and Natalsa may have to sacrifice it all, in
order to save those she loves.

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How to find time to write as a parent:
I’ve been a parent now for 5 years, and I have 3 children who make me proud to be a dad. I don’t like to take time away from my family to write, so any time I do write must be done well before they’re awake, or after they’ve gone to bed. I think a lot of partners and kids could get jealous of how much time I could easily spend writing, and so I try to be considerate of that so they don’t resent my writing.
Never underestimate the power of a small steno notebook and a pen while you’re in the bathroom, or waiting for a meeting at work to start. These otherwise unproductive moments could turn into something bigger if you get a stroke of inspiration.  Also, if your phone can support it, do voice recordings so that if you have a few minutes to yourself, you can speak a sentence or conversation that is in your mind.
Something I’ve also done is to tell my kids to tell me a story, and though the tales they tell are short or fractured, you can always use them as inspiration for a story that they might want to hear too. I’ve recently started doing 4 page stories about the adventures of a snowman named Bob based on ideas they’ve given me. When they see the story they started come to life, they love it. It’s not a long book, or even all that complex, but they enjoy my simple drawings rendered through Microsoft Paint that accompany each page.


Chad McClendon is a 32 year old author who studied English & Creative
Writing at Northern Kentucky University. Chad has been published most
recently through Crossed Heart, as well as in several online
publications. He has won various awards for Fiction Writing. His
short story, "Uploaded Vengeance" is now available in "One
Night In Salem" by FunDead Publications.

Chad attended high school in Alexandria, Kentucky at Bishop Brossart High
School. He was a founding member of Monday's Child, a volunteer group
that worked around the Tri-State to better the lives of others. He
was active in French Language competitions, and a general
troublemaker otherwise.

He and his wife, Briana, have two daughters and one boy . In his free
time Chad enjoys camping at Red River Gorge, playing video games and
also swimming. Authors who have inspired him include Stephen King,
John Steinbeck, William Golding, J.K. Rowling, Margaret Weis, Tracy
Hickman, and others.



Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!



The Road to Alexander by Jennifer Macaire - Book Blitz + Giveaway


The Road to Alexander

What do you do when the past becomes your future?
The year is 2089, and time-travelling journalist Ashley Riveraine gets a once in a lifetime opportunity to interview her childhood hero, Alexander the Great. She expects to come out with an award-winning article, but doesn’t count on Fate intervening.
Alexander mistakes Ashley for Persephone, goddess of the dead, and kidnaps her, stranding her in his own time. Being stuck 3000 years in the past with the man of her dreams wouldn’t be so bad if the scientists of the Time Institute hadn’t threatened to erase Ashley from existence if she changes history.
Ashley must now walk a tightrope, caught up in the cataclysmic events of the time, knowing what the future holds for the people she comes to love but powerless to do anything to influence it.
Join Ashley on her hilarious, bumpy journey into the past as she discovers where her place in history truly is…
Purchase  Link - getbook.at/TheRoadToAlexander

Guest Post

Time travel, and why I wish I could do it!

My favorite books seem to center around history and science fiction, and what better way to combine the two than time travel? If I could, really, time travel, I would like a TARDIS*, and be able to visit different periods, starting with Egypt to see the pyramids being built, then ancient Greece, to meet Aristotle! I'd love to see the Middle Ages as well,  visit France and England, then go to Italy for the Renaissance. The druids and the Celts, the Aztecs, the Persian Empire – all those things I'd love to be able to see when they were at their glory. But instead,  I'm stuck in the present with libraries and the Internet in guise of a TARDIS!

Research is the backbone to any historical novel, don't you think? I wrote a seven book series about Alexander the Great and a time traveling journalist. Research was important to me because I wanted the reader to feel as if they were immersed in another time and culture. Ashley feels disconnected from reality, but it's the small details of everyday life: how bread was baked, how prayers were said, what people used for toothpaste, and how the soldiers bathed (her favorite part of the day), that anchor her to her new surroundings.

From Alexander the Great's journey through ancient Greece and Persia, I traced his army's movements, compared documents, read extensively, and then spent almost a year making notes and outlines.


*If you know the TV series, Doctor Who, you know what a TARDIS is. Otherwise, just know that it's a machine that looks like a police call box, and it travels through time! Oh, and it's bigger on the inside!



 
Author Bio – Jennifer Macaire is an American living in Paris. She likes to read, eat chocolate, and plays a mean game of golf. She grew up in upstate New York, Samoa, and the Virgin Islands. She graduated from St Peter and Paul High School in St Thomas and moved to NYC where she modelled for five years for Elite. She went to France and met her husband at the polo club. All that is true. But she mostly likes to make up stories
 
Social Media Links –
twitter @jennifermacaire


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For Her Honor by Holly Bush - Book Blitz + Giveaway


For Her Honor
by Holly Bush


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GENRE:   Historical Romance

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BLURB:

1873 –


Adam Gentry, heir to the celebrated Paradise Stables in Virginia, is haunted by the visions of his lost love. Feeling cursed by fate, he slips deeper into grief, shrouded in a cloud of liquor and depression, and neglects his duties and responsibilities. But when Adam is forced to accept that there’s nothing he can do to change his past, he knows he must move on.


And he accepts his own destiny: that he will never love again.


Emmaline Somerset finds herself in the worst possible position any unmarried woman can be in. She will have to abandon all of her plans, hopes, and dreams for an independence using her own talents. The only viable solution is to move to a distant relative’s home and reinvent herself as a widow with an infant. No one will ever be the wiser.


Adam, now determined to secure the Gentry legacy, plans to save longtime family friend Emmaline from her embarrassment with an offer of marriage. But what Adam didn’t plan on was how his unexpected attraction to her would stir something inside of him, something he's kept locked deep within.


Can love finds its way between two troubled souls, one driven by duty, the other by honor, both determined to find their way home?

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EXCERPT

Adam thought that she really did need some rest as it seemed to him she was holding herself upright by sheer will alone. He stood at his place. Everyone turned their heads to him as if he would be giving another toast like Matt had done, making everyone chuckle, and then Jim, whose wishes for them had everyone in the room misty-eyed, including him. But his mother and Mrs. Somerset, his mother-in-law, strange as that sounded, both looked at Emmaline and stood.

“Come along now,” Louise said to Jane and Phillip and Betsy and motioning to Edwin to help her from her chair. “This has been a long day and I am exhausted.”

“Yes. I am as well,” Eleanor said. “And these children have near worn themselves out.”

Everyone drifted to the front hallway, gathering wraps and kissing children. Jim had Nettie’s two in his arms, carrying them outside to their carriage. Adam helped Louise into her seat and kissed her cheek as Edwin gathered the reins and nodded at him.

“See that Emmaline lies down, won’t you, Adam? I’m so worried for her,” Louise said.

“Of course. It’s been a trying week, but I think it was a beautiful and memorable day.”

She nodded and looked at him with watery eyes. “It has. Thank you.”

Matt and Annie were walking home, and he waved at them after kissing the children and thanking them. He went back inside and found Emmaline hurrying to the door.

“Tell mother to wait,” she began and then looked at him, her face going scarlet. “I don’t live there anymore, do I?”

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Holly Bush writes historical romance set in the U.S.in the late 1800’s, in Victorian England, and an occasional Women’s Fiction title. Her books are described as emotional, with heartfelt, sexy romance. She makes her home with her husband in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.




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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION
Holly Bush will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn 
winner via rafflecopter during the tour.