Sunday, November 10, 2019

Now Scheduling a 1-Month Review Only Tour - I Spy a Demon by Keta Diablo (November 15-December 14, 2019) - Includes a Host Giveaway


This is a Review Only tour for I Spy a Demon. Instead of having specific tour dates, this tour will be open from the release date of November 12, 2019 through December 14, 2019. 

Reviews for I Spy a Demon will be due by December 14, 2019. 

No Blog Stop Necessary - however, if you would like to post your review on your blog/website/social media account, the author will provide a $15 Amazon gift card giveaway to followers of the tour. I will provide materials for your posts. Please indicate your desire to host a blog stop, in addition to your review, below. **There will not be any spotlight stops, guest posts, or exclusive excerpts. All sign ups must be for reviews of the book.

Reviews must be posted on Amazon. 
Posting on Goodreads and BookBub would be wonderful, too, but will not count toward the giveaway.

As an incentive to get reviews in on time, each reviewer who posts by December 14, 2019 and submits the link to their Amazon review to me will be entered to win one of the following prizes (winner's choice):

A Handmade Book Bag (image is in the sign up form - link located below) *U.S. mailing addresses only please
A Luxury Bar of Soap (image is in the sign up form - link located below) *U.S. mailing addresses only please
A $7.00 Amazon Gift Card

About I Spy a Demon:

When twins Cecily and Calder Sizemore’s parents are killed in a car accident, they’re adopted by the Frost family—Gus, Mae and their sons, Marcel and Elliott. Over the years, Cecily’s love for Marcel evolves into anything but sisterly.

Cecily always knew something was amiss in the Frost household. Little things belied the calm, peaceful ambiance Mae did her best to portray. Calder tried to warn her things were not as they appeared, but she didn’t want to believe him. When Calder begs her to leave Des Moines, start a new life away from the secrets, away from the Frosts and away from Marcel, she takes his advice and her shattered heart and moves to Minnesota.

Now she’s been called home for her beloved brother's funeral. There's more to the story than meets the eye. Discrepancies in how her twin died lead her back to Des Moines, and back to Marcel―the boy who stole her heart, the man whose very presence turns her blood to liquid fire. Marcel has always kept dangerous secrets, but this time, Cecily is determined to uncover the truth about the Frosts… and the truth about how Calder really died.

She’ll find out what really happened to her brother, even if it’s her last act in life.


Book Length: 33,000 words - approximately 119 pages.

Book Genre: Paranormal Romance

Formats Available: ePub and Mobi

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Book Series Spotlight & #Giveaways ~ Pagan Light Series by JoAnne Keltner ~ #YA #Paranormal ~ @JoAnneKeltner

Welcome to the Virtual Book Tour for JoAnne Keltner's Pagan Light series.

Follow the tour to read reviews and exclusive excerpts, and make sure to enter both giveaways!


Pagan Light Series 
by JoAnne Keltner

About Possessed (formerly titled Goth Girl, Virgin Queen), Book 1:


Calling Jackie psychic makes her cringe. But Jackie’s no normal seventeen-year-old. She picks up emotions from people and objects like a freak. The emotions make her sick, and the guilt she feels for lying to her church when she was twelve causes her to deny her psychic abilities. But when her jealous friend Trish invites a demon to help her steal Jason's love for Jackie, Jackie must learn how to use her gift to protect Jason and herself and to heal the negative energies around them. To do so means she must overcome her guilt and accept who she is before the demon claims her soul.

Print book page count: 335

Purchase Your Copy:


About Spellbound, Book 2:


After battling a demon from her great-grandmother’s past, Jackie Turov, a psychic and healer, accepts that all things are possible—even a romantic relationship with the young seminarian, David. But after an elderly church member, an immigrant from Russia, accuses Jackie and her great-grandmother, Babu, of being witches, Jackie questions if Babu was once an evil witch or just someone blessed with healing light. As Jackie sets out to find the truth about Babu’s troubling past, and ultimately about herself, her future with David hangs in the balance.

Print book page count: 376

Purchase Your Copy:


Read an Excerpt from Possessed:

At the Ravenwood Oktoberfest, music came at Jackie from all directions—hip-hop from the roller coaster, rock from the Tilt-a-Whirl, pop from the Himalaya. Red, blue, and yellow bulbs blinked in rhythmic patterns; rides spun and jetted outward; and voices screamed and boomed over loudspeakers. The contrasting movements and sounds clashed in midair. She wanted to close her eyes and press her palms to her ears.

Relax, Jackie.

But she couldn’t.

As they walked down the main path of the carnival, surrounded by a drove of people, emotions swirled around her and she couldn’t distinguish one from the other. It was one huge cauldron of sensations churning inside her.

The camera strap tugged at her neck, and the camera bounced against her stomach. She wanted to hold the lens to her eye and shield herself, but she figured she’d trip.

Jason reached for her, like he wanted to put his arm around her shoulder. But then he hesitated. “You okay?” he asked.

She nodded and sucked in a deep breath.

Zeta waved at her from behind a group of boys in baggy pants and hoodies. “VQ,” she called. Zeta was the only person who could call Jackie VQ without making Jackie cringe. Trish was with her. The two of them looked like total freaks: Zeta in black tights, pointy-toed boots, and a red-and-black striped sweater, a fuzzy scarf tied around her neck; Trish in a black tutu over her jeans, a short, black leather jacket, and multiple ponytails sticking out all over her head.

Nearing the two, Jackie stumbled and grabbed Zeta’s arm for support. Stung by raw emotion, Jackie pulled her hand away like she’d touched a hot burner. Zeta was pure electric, switching on and off sporadically and so fast that she was neither happy nor sad, but energetically sassy. Trish was usually cool to the touch, her predominant mood: melancholy. Her mind was like a snowy TV station, the images faint and ghostly.

People stared at the four of them. Though, usually, not many people ever recognized Jackie with her makeup and black hair—not many people outside of school, that is. She no longer had to worry about them tugging on her or touching her. She only had to worry about what she touched and where she stood.

Every time Trish started to walk in front of Jackie to get close to Jason, Jackie stepped up her pace and casually blocked her. When Trish bumped into her, Jackie was stung by Trish’s anger and unquenched desire.

“Let’s go on the Ferris wheel,” Zeta said. “Maybe we’ll get stuck on top.”

“Not me,” Jackie said. “I’ll probably barf. I’m just getting used to being here.”

“I’m hungry,” Jason said.

“Chow sounds good.” Trish caught Jackie off guard. She crossed in front of Jackie and squeezed next to Jason.

Jason’s eyes widened in terror. He moved behind Jackie and to the other side so that Jackie was in the middle again.

Before anyone could make another move, a woman, with red hair wrapped loosely in a cornflower blue scarf, stepped in front of them and locked her boney hands around Jackie’s.

“What the…” Jackie tried to slip her hands free, but the woman tightened her grip.

The woman was tiny, yet overpowering. Her face was narrow and fox-like. “I know who you are,” she whispered.

Jackie knew who the stranger was too, and she couldn’t pull away. It was like a magnetic force had bound their hands together.

The woman’s beady eyes looked straight into Jackie’s. “Interesting.”

What was weird was, Jackie couldn’t read her, but she knew the woman was reading her.

Zeta shoved the woman’s shoulder. “Leave her alone, you psycho.”

The woman’s eyes darted toward Zeta, allowing Jackie to yank her hands free.

Jason and Trish gathered on each side of Zeta. The three of them glared at the intruder like guard dogs.

The woman smiled, as if satisfied that she had gotten what she wanted. She walked away and sat down at a table in front of a tent with a sign that read, “Psychic Reading $20.”

Follow the Tour:


Make sure to enter both giveaways at the bottom of this post!!

Meet the Author:


Enter the Giveaways:

Rafflecopter Giveaway for a Kindle version of Possessed, Book 1:


Goodreads Giveaway for Spellbound, Book 2:




Sunday, October 27, 2019

#Book Tour Schedule ~ Pagan Light Series by JoAnne Keltner ~ #YA #Paranormal ~ @JoAnneKeltner


Pagan Light Series 
by JoAnne Keltner

About Possessed (formerly titled Goth Girl, Virgin Queen), Book 1:


Calling Jackie psychic makes her cringe. But Jackie’s no normal seventeen-year-old. She picks up emotions from people and objects like a freak. The emotions make her sick, and the guilt she feels for lying to her church when she was twelve causes her to deny her psychic abilities. But when her jealous friend Trish invites a demon to help her steal Jason's love for Jackie, Jackie must learn how to use her gift to protect Jason and herself and to heal the negative energies around them. To do so means she must overcome her guilt and accept who she is before the demon claims her soul.

Print book page count: 335

About Spellbound, Book 2:



After battling a demon from her great-grandmother’s past, Jackie Turov, a psychic and healer, accepts that all things are possible—even a romantic relationship with the young seminarian, David. But after an elderly church member, an immigrant from Russia, accuses Jackie and her great-grandmother, Babu, of being witches, Jackie questions if Babu was once an evil witch or just someone blessed with healing light. As Jackie sets out to find the truth about Babu’s troubling past, and ultimately about herself, her future with David hangs in the balance.

Print book page count: 376

Follow the tour to read excerpts and reviews, learn about the book, and enter both of the tour's giveaways!!

Tour Schedule:

October 28

Sharon Ledwith: I came. I saw. I wrote. - Exclusive Excerpt

Tales from the bayou - Spotlight

Sapphyria's Book Reviews - Exclusive Excerpt

October 29

Fang-tastic Books - Spotlight

Chris Pavesic - Exclusive Excerpt

Saph's Books - Review of Book 1

October 30

Jojo Debrazza - Exclusive Excerpt

Lynn's Romane Enthusiasm - Review of Book 1

Sapphyria's Book Promotions - Spotlight

October 31

Books, Authors, Blogs - Spotlight

Karlee Kay - Exclusive Excerpt


Saph's Books - Review of Book 2

November 1

Girl with Pen - Review of Books 1 & 2

Triple A - Review of Book 2


Thursday, October 24, 2019

Still Looking for Hosts for the 1-week Virtual Tour for the Pagan Light Series by JoAnne Keltner - YA Paranormal (October 28-November 1, 2019) #Paranormal @JoAnneKeltner



Sign ups are now open for JoAnne Keltner's Pagan Light series.

About Possessed (formerly titled Goth Girl, Virgin Queen), Book 1:

Calling Jackie psychic makes her cringe. But Jackie’s no normal seventeen-year-old. She picks up emotions from people and objects like a freak. The emotions make her sick, and the guilt she feels for lying to her church when she was twelve causes her to deny her psychic abilities. But when her jealous friend Trish invites a demon to help her steal Jason's love for Jackie, Jackie must learn how to use her gift to protect Jason and herself and to heal the negative energies around them. To do so means she must overcome her guilt and accept who she is before the demon claims her soul.

Print book page count: 335

No sex

About Spellbound, Book 2:

After battling a demon from her great-grandmother’s past, Jackie Turov, a psychic and healer, accepts that all things are possible—even a romantic relationship with the young seminarian, David. But after an elderly church member, an immigrant from Russia, accuses Jackie and her great-grandmother, Babu, of being witches, Jackie questions if Babu was once an evil witch or just someone blessed with healing light. As Jackie sets out to find the truth about Babu’s troubling past, and ultimately about herself, her future with David hangs in the balance.

Print book page count: 376

No sex, just some passionate kissing

Genre: YA Paranormal

Blog Tour Dates: October 28-November 1, 20019   I don't require top or only post of the day for any of my tours.  Materials will include a standard post and an HTML. 

Sign up using the following link or fill out the form below:


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Book Tour, #Excerpt, & #Giveaway ~ A Bestiary Alphabet by Felix Eddy ~ Illustrated Guide to Mythological Creatures #Mythology @MirrorWorldPub


Welcome to the tour for A Bestiary Alphabet by Felix Eddy. Enjoy the book information and make sure to scroll down for the giveaway! Thank you for visiting today!

About A Bestiary Alphabet:

From Al-Mi’raj to Zlatarog, The Bestiary Alphabet features a different mythical creature for every letter of the alphabet, lovingly drawn and illustrated by the talented Felix Eddy.

Like the medieval bestiaries of old, the Bestiary Alphabet collects mythological creatures from all over the globe. Some are household names, others are delightful obscurities, but all will move and inspire you to dream of a world that you have never seen. Felix Eddy’s trip through the alphabet will show you the magic, mystery, power and beauty in all the things that might have been.

A Bestiary Alphabet is an illustrated guide to mythological creatures for a general audience.



Follow the Tour:

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Book Details:

Hardcover: 92 pages

Publisher: Mirror World Publishing

Publish Date: October 17, 2019

ISBN-10: 1987976614
ISBN-13: 978-1987976618

Read an Excerpt:



The al-mi’raj is a Middle Eastern beast that looks like a very large yellow rabbit with a long black horn growing from its head. Sometimes called simply a-mi’raj, they are said to kill and eat horses, and are very deadly to humans. They are featured in Islamic poetry and said to live on a mysterious island somewhere in the Indian Ocean.

Highly skilled traveling witches were the only ones able to destroy these creatures and prevent them from returning to an area. In fact, it’s likely that these “highly skilled traveling witches” actually spread rumors of these creatures so they could use their “skills” to exterminate them— for a price. They didn’t have to stretch the truth too far, though, because the al-mi’raj was possibly based on real life “attack bunnies”.

There are a few diseases that afflict rabbits, causing lumpy growths or making their fur matt up painfully, appearing like horns, or like bumps where a horn fell off. These rabbits are often driven mad with pain from their twisted and matted fur, which can make them unusually aggressive. While it’s doubtful that a rabbit could kill a horse, even if it was mad with pain, certainly a rabbit that was acting insane and rushing at people would cause some real alarm— perhaps enough to start the myth of a monstrous horned rabbit.

Horned rabbits have been translated into modern use by a number of fantasy writers and game companies. They are featured in video games and role-playing game books, both as monsters and as humorous creatures, called “horned rabbits” or “bunnycorns” or “unibunnies”.

Purchase Links:

Mirror World Publishing

Amazon

Meet the Author:



Felix Eddy is an artist from Upstate New York. She is the illustrator of several books, including Dragonbait, The Time Traveller’s Resort and Museum, Bark’s Mulberry Socks, and Witches Witches Everywhere. You can find out more about her work at www.felixeddy.com.

Enter the Giveaway:

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Friday, October 18, 2019

In Urgent Need of Hosts for the 1-week Virtual Tour for the Pagan Light Series by @JoAnneKeltner - #YA #Paranormal (October 28-November 1, 2019)



Sign ups are now open for JoAnne Keltner's Pagan Light series.

About Possessed (formerly titled Goth Girl, Virgin Queen), Book 1:

Calling Jackie psychic makes her cringe. But Jackie’s no normal seventeen-year-old. She picks up emotions from people and objects like a freak. The emotions make her sick, and the guilt she feels for lying to her church when she was twelve causes her to deny her psychic abilities. But when her jealous friend Trish invites a demon to help her steal Jason's love for Jackie, Jackie must learn how to use her gift to protect Jason and herself and to heal the negative energies around them. To do so means she must overcome her guilt and accept who she is before the demon claims her soul.

Print book page count: 335

No sex

About Spellbound, Book 2:

After battling a demon from her great-grandmother’s past, Jackie Turov, a psychic and healer, accepts that all things are possible—even a romantic relationship with the young seminarian, David. But after an elderly church member, an immigrant from Russia, accuses Jackie and her great-grandmother, Babu, of being witches, Jackie questions if Babu was once an evil witch or just someone blessed with healing light. As Jackie sets out to find the truth about Babu’s troubling past, and ultimately about herself, her future with David hangs in the balance.

Print book page count: 376

No sex, just some passionate kissing

Genre: YA Paranormal

Blog Tour Dates: October 28-November 1, 20019   I don't require top or only post of the day for any of my tours.  Materials will include a standard post and an HTML. 

Sign up using the following link or fill out the form below:


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Happy Release Day Book Tour, #Excerpt, & #Giveaway ~ A Bestiary Alphabet by Felix Eddy ~ Illustrated Guide to Mythological Creatures #Mythology @MirrorWorldPub


About A Bestiary Alphabet:

From Al-Mi’raj to Zlatarog, The Bestiary Alphabet features a different mythical creature for every letter of the alphabet, lovingly drawn and illustrated by the talented Felix Eddy.

Like the medieval bestiaries of old, the Bestiary Alphabet collects mythological creatures from all over the globe. Some are household names, others are delightful obscurities, but all will move and inspire you to dream of a world that you have never seen. Felix Eddy’s trip through the alphabet will show you the magic, mystery, power and beauty in all the things that might have been.

A Bestiary Alphabet is an illustrated guide to mythological creatures for a general audience.



Follow the Tour:

https://saphsbookpromotions.blogspot.com/2019/10/virtual-book-tour-schedule-bestiary.html

Book Details:

Hardcover: 92 pages

Publisher: Mirror World Publishing

Publish Date: October 17, 2019

ISBN-10: 1987976614
ISBN-13: 978-1987976618

Read an Excerpt:



The al-mi’raj is a Middle Eastern beast that looks like a very large yellow rabbit with a long black horn growing from its head. Sometimes called simply a-mi’raj, they are said to kill and eat horses, and are very deadly to humans. They are featured in Islamic poetry and said to live on a mysterious island somewhere in the Indian Ocean.

Highly skilled traveling witches were the only ones able to destroy these creatures and prevent them from returning to an area. In fact, it’s likely that these “highly skilled traveling witches” actually spread rumors of these creatures so they could use their “skills” to exterminate them— for a price. They didn’t have to stretch the truth too far, though, because the al-mi’raj was possibly based on real life “attack bunnies”.

There are a few diseases that afflict rabbits, causing lumpy growths or making their fur matt up painfully, appearing like horns, or like bumps where a horn fell off. These rabbits are often driven mad with pain from their twisted and matted fur, which can make them unusually aggressive. While it’s doubtful that a rabbit could kill a horse, even if it was mad with pain, certainly a rabbit that was acting insane and rushing at people would cause some real alarm— perhaps enough to start the myth of a monstrous horned rabbit.

Horned rabbits have been translated into modern use by a number of fantasy writers and game companies. They are featured in video games and role-playing game books, both as monsters and as humorous creatures, called “horned rabbits” or “bunnycorns” or “unibunnies”.

Purchase Links:

Mirror World Publishing

Amazon

Meet the Author:



Felix Eddy is an artist from Upstate New York. She is the illustrator of several books, including Dragonbait, The Time Traveller’s Resort and Museum, Bark’s Mulberry Socks, and Witches Witches Everywhere. You can find out more about her work at www.felixeddy.com.

Enter the Giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway





Sign up to be a tour host here:

https://saphsbookpromotions.blogspot.com/p/host-for-sapphyrias-book-promotions.html