Book Tour: Loves of Times Past

DESPERATE BRIDE
by A.S. Fenichel
Genre: Historical Romance
Pub Date: 9/26/2017

An unexpected promise . . . an everlasting passion.
An accomplished musician, Dorothea Flammel has refused more proposals
than any London debutante; her only true love is her music. Dory’s
shimmering talent and beauty have long been adored from afar by
Thomas Wheel, an untitled gentleman who can only dream of asking for
the hand of a nobleman’s daughter. But when her father, the
insolvent Lord Flammel, arranges for Dory to marry a lecherous Earl
in order to pay off a debt, she runs to Thomas—and proposes
marriage to him.
Eloping to Scotland saves Dory from a disastrous fate, but what is for her a
mere marriage of convenience proves more passionate—and more
complex—than either imagined as rumors, scandal, and buried
emotions come to light. And when a vengeful challenge from a drunken
and embittered Lord Flammel puts Thomas’s life on the line, will
the fragile trust between husband and wife be enough to save them
both?

A.S. Fenichel adores writing stories filled with love, passion, desire, magic and
maybe a little mayhem tossed in for good measure. Books have always been her
perfect escape and she still relishes diving into one and staying up
all night to finish a good story. Originally from New York, she grew
up in New Jersey. She now lives in the southwest with her real life
hero, her wonderful husband. When she is not reading or writing she
enjoys cooking, travel, history and puttering in her garden.

THE REUNION
by Sara Portman
Genre: Historical Romance
Pub Date: 9/26/2017
An inconvenient engagement turns a marriage of convenience into so much
more in this sparkling new series from award-winning author Sara
Portman . . .
Lady Emmaline Shaw’s reputation was irreparably damaged when her fiancé,
John Brantwood, disappeared immediately after their engagement four
years ago. Since then, she’s grown from a shy, uncertain girl to a
woman who knows her own mind. And what she knows is that London
society holds nothing for her.
Rumor has it that John ran off to war and died in battle. Now, as the new
Duke of Worley, his shocking resurrection throws the ton into a tizzy
and makes him one of England’s most sought after bachelors—except
that he’s already engaged.
John needs a wife capable of smoothing his beloved sister’s introduction
into society. But though Emma happily grants him his freedom, her
fiery beauty and resilient spirit hold him captive. In fact, John has
no intention of letting her go. Her fate is now in his hands, but
will her heart be safe there as well?

Sara Portman is an award winning author of historical and contemporary romance. In
addition to being named the 2015 winner in the Historical Category of
the Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® contest, Sara has
been a finalist and winner in several other writing competitions. A
daughter of the Midwest, Sara was born in Illinois, grew up in
Michigan, and currently lives in Ohio. In addition to her writing
endeavors, Sara is a wife and mother in a large, blended family.

LADY BE GOOD
by Heather Hiestand
Genre: Historical Romance
Pub Date: 9/5/2017
When exiled royalty and espionage combine, expect a romance as bold as the
1920s . . .
Olga Novikov is a princess without a throne. Her fiancé and her family
slain in the revolution, she flees Russia and finds herself working
as the head of housekeeping at London’s luxurious Grand Russe
Hotel. It’s a far cry from the glamour of her former life, but
she’s grateful for the job—until a guest forces her to question
where her loyalty lies. The charming nobleman challenges her at every
turn—and arouses dreams of romance she thought she’d abandoned
forever . . .
Douglas “Glass” Childers is living a double life. On the surface, he’s
the indolent Viscount Walling, but in truth he’s an intelligence
agent searching for a Bolshevik weapons master. The coolly beautiful
and headstrong housekeeper is a distraction he doesn’t need—unless
she’s the key piece in the puzzle he must solve. Trusting her could
be dangerous—but loving her is an undeniable temptation . . .

Heather Hiestand was born in Illinois but her family migrated west before she
started school. Since then she has claimed Washington State as home,
except for a few years in California. She wrote her first story at
age seven and went on to major in creative writing at the University
of Washington. Her first published fiction was a mystery short story,
but since then it has been all about the many flavors of romance.
Heather’s first published romance short story was set in the
Victorian period and she continues to return, fascinated by the rapid
changes of the nineteenth century. The author of many novels,
novellas and short stories, she makes her home in a small town with
her husband and son and supposedly works out of her tiny office,
though she mostly writes in her easy chair in the living room.

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Book Tour: The Quintaglio Ascension

Far-Seer
The Quintaglio Ascension Book 1
by Robert J. Sawyer
Genre: SciFi Fantasy
Sixty-five million years ago, aliens transplanted Earth’s dinosaurs to another
world. Now, intelligent saurians — the Quintaglios — have emerged.
Afsan, the Quintaglio counterpart of Galileo, must convince his
people of the truth about their place in the universe before
astronomical forces rip the dinosaurs’ new home apart.

The Face of God is what every young saurian learns to call the immense,
glowing object which fills the night sky on the far side of the
world. Young Afsan is privileged, called to the distant Capital City
to apprentice with Saleed the court astrologer. But when the time
comes for Afsan to make his coming-of-age pilgrimage, to gaze upon
the Face of God, his world is changed forever- for what he sees will
test his faith… and may save his world from disaster!

Fossil Hunter
The Quintaglio Ascension Book 2
Toroca, a Quintaglio geologist, is under attack for his controversial new
theory of evolution. But the origins of his people turn out to be
more complex than even he imagined, for he soon discovers the
wreckage of an ancient starship — a relic of the aliens who
transplanted Earth’s dinosaurs to this solar system. Now Toroca must
convince Emperor Dybo that evolution is true; otherwise, the
territorial violence the Quintaglios inherited from their tyrannosaur
ancestors will destroy the last survivors of Earth’s prehistoric past.
Foreigner
The Quintaglio Ascension Book 3
In Far-Seer and Fossil Hunter, we met the Quintaglios, a race of
intelligent dinosaurs (evolved descendants of dinosaurs rescued in
prehistory from Earth), and learned of the threat to their very
existence. Now they must quickly advance from a culture equivalent to
our Renaissance to the point where they can leave their planet.

While the Quintaglios rush to develop space travel, the discovery of a
second species of intelligent dinosaurs rocks their most fundamental
beliefs. Meanwhile, blind Afsan — the Quintaglio Galileo —
undergoes the newfangled treatment of psychoanalysis, throwing
everything he thought he knew about his violent people into a
startling new light.
Robert J. Sawyer — called “the dean of Canadian science
fiction” by The Ottawa Citizen and “just
about the best science-fiction writer out there these days”
by The Denver Rocky Mountain News — is one
of only eight writers in history (and the only Canadian) to win all
three of the science-fiction field’s top honors for best novel of the
year:
the World Science Fiction Society’s Hugo Award,
which he won in 2003 for his novel
Hominids;the
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s
Nebula Award,
which he won in 1996 for his novel
The Terminal Experiment;and
the
John W. Campbell Memorial Award,
which he won in 2006 for his novel
Mindscan.
According to the US trade journal Locus,
Rob is the #1 all-time worldwide leader in number of award wins as a
science fiction or fantasy novelist. Recent honors include the
first-ever
Humanism in the Arts Award from
Humanist Canada, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
from the Governor General of Canada, the
Hal Clement Award for
Best Young Adult Novel of the Year (for
Watch),
and a
Lifetime Achievement Aurora Award from
the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association — the first
such award given to an author in thirty years, and only the fourth
such ever bestowed.
The 2009-2010 ABC TV series FlashForward was
based on his novel of the same name, and Rob was a scriptwriter for
that series.
Maclean’s: Canada’s Weekly Newsmagazine says, “By any
reckoning, Sawyer is among the most successful Canadian authors
ever,” and The New York Times calls him
“a writer of boundless confidence and bold scientific
extrapolation.” The Canadian publishing trade journal Quill &
Quire
named Rob one of “the thirty most
influential, innovative, and just plain powerful people in Canadian
publishing” (the only other authors making the list were
Margaret Atwood and Douglas Coupland).
Rob’s novels are top-ten national mainstream bestsellers in Canada,
appearing on the
Globe and Mail and Maclean’sbestsellers’
lists, and they’ve hit #1 on the science-fiction bestsellers’ lists
published by
Locus, Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk,
and
Audible.com.
His twenty-three novels include
Red Planet Blues, Triggers, Calculating
God
, and the “WWW” trilogy of Wake, Watch, and Wonder,
each volume of which separately won the
Aurora Award
Canada’s top honor in science fiction — for Best Novel of the Year.
Rob — who holds honorary doctorates from the University
of Winnipeg
and Laurentian University
has taught writing at the
University of Toronto, Ryerson
University
, Humber College, and The Banff Centre.
He has been Writer-in-Residence at the Richmond Hill (Ontario) Public
Library, the Kitchener (Ontario) Public Library, the Toronto Public
Library’s
Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, Berton
House
in Dawson City, the Canadian Light Sourcesynchrotron,
and the
Odyssey Workshop.
Rob has given talks at hundreds of venues including the Library
of Congress
and the National Library of Canada, and beenkeynote
speaker
at dozens of events in places as diverse as Los Angeles, Boston, Tokyo,
Beijing, and Barcelona. He was born in Ottawa in 1960, and now lives
just west of Toronto.
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Book Tour: Honourable Lies

Honourable Lies
by Fran Connor
Genre: 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.

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
soon.

In addition to novels, he also writes screenplays.
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Book Tour: Bear’s Shadow

Bear’s Shadow
Vendetta Series Book 2
by Desiree L. Scott
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Nikki Calhoun is on the run, fueled by terror of the shadowy world she had
married into. Desperate to survive and nowhere to hide, Nikki turns
to the wolf shifter pack of her childhood but it’s hard for her to
trust anyone, even the people closest to her.
Enforcer and bear-shifter Bret Axel receives a call from his cousin who
manages his Portland nightclub about suspicious activity. After
obtaining the approval of his Alpha, he travels to Portland. Two
nights later, screams of a woman shatter the silence of the dock and
with the help of his cousin, they save her from being killed.
A twisted tale of hunter and prey, two worlds collide as Bret falls for
the human and then struggles to convince her that they are meant to
be together. It’s up to him and the Crescent Ice Pack to get to the
bottom of the brutal acts of one man. Will Nikki survive the wrath of
her estranged husband or will the murky world of Edward Calhoun
destroy her and any who try to help?
I have been writing since I was sixteen years old and love to write
both horror and romantic suspense. I think there have been many
influences within my life that has set me on the path that I can not
help but walk. A few of those names consist of Karen Rose, Lisa
Gardener, Nora Roberts, Cynthia Eden, Catherine Anderson, Laura
Griffin, Andrea Kane, and Lisa Jackson, just to name a few. This list
by no means defines by own writing but they have indeed influenced my
desire to live outside of my own world and to create the thrill of my
dreams. I live on 40 + acres in the SHOW ME state with my six year
old daughter, with the wonderful addition of four dogs and a handful
of chickens. The weather is unpredictable, but the surrounding beauty
of the country helps my creativity as I sit on my top deck with my
laptop and coffee close by.
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Book Tour: The White Arrow

The White Arrow
The Bow of Hart Saga: Book 3
by P.H. Solomon
Genre: Epic Fantasy

From the author of The Bow of Destiny, Fantasia Reviews 2016 Book of the
Year, and An Arrow Against the Wind comes the thrilling conclusion of
The Bow of Hart Saga – Fall of 2017! Pre-order your copy today!

Bound to prophecy, his destiny balanced on an arrow’s tip.


Athson has found the Bow of Hart and is being pursued by his enemies as well
as haunted by both his past and his failures. But according to Hastra
the Withling, the prophecy of the bow indicates Eloch will send an
arrow for its use. Magdronu watches for the appearance of the arrow
and sets his plans in motion to regain control of his magic. With his
sights set on Auguron, the dragon sends his forces on the attack
while waiting for his chance to steal both prophesied elements that
stand in the way of his ultimate goal. But when the arrow arrives, it
is from a most unexpected source and lands in unforeseen hands, so
that events twist like an arrow in flight. Can Athson overcome his
past and his failures to use the Bow of Hart as intended against
Magdronu? The archer and the bow await the coming arrow…

Finish the hunt with The White Arrow!


The third novel of The Bow of Hart Saga from P. H. Solomon, The White
Arrow, is a new edition to the great quest fantasy novels in the
tradition of R. A. Salvatore, Piers Anthony, Terry Brooks and Terry
Goodkind.

An Arrow Against the Wind
The Bow of Hart Saga: Book 2
Haunted by his past. Hunted in the present.
Buffeted like an arrow in the wind.


The hunt for the Bow of Hart continues for Athson and his companions.
They have escaped the clutches of Magdronu and Corgren, but they are
still pursued. In need of answers to deep mysteries revealed in
Chokkra, Athson must gain possession of the mythic bow to face both
his enemies and his tragic past. But Magdronu’s reach stretches among
Athson’s companions, endangering Limbreth and even Hastra in schemes
to entrap them all. With each turn of the search for the Bow of Hart,
long hidden secrets surface that threaten to destroy Athson. Will he
falter like an arrow against the wind?

“An Arrow Against the Wind is a wonderful follow-up to The Bow of
Destiny.” – Bookwraiths

“We have read more than a couple great books this year, and An Arrow
Against the Wind is surely among them.” – Fantasia Reviews

The Bow of Destiny
The Bow of Hart Saga: Book 1
Haunted by his past. Hunted in the present. Uncertain what is real.
Athson has seen things that aren’t there and suffered fits since being
tragically orphaned as a child at the hands of trolls and Corgren the
wizard. When a strange will mentioning a mysterious bow comes into
his possession, he’s not sure it’s real. But the trolls that soon
pursue him are all too real and dangerous. And what’s worse, these
raiders serve Corgren and his master, the hidden dragon, Magdronu,
who are responsible for the destruction of his childhood home. Athson
is drawn into a quest for the concealed Bow of Hart by the mystic
Withling, Hastra, but Athson isn’t always sure what’s real and who
his enemies are. With Corgren and Magdronu involved, Athson must face
not only frequent danger but his grasp on reality and the reasons
behind his tragic past.
P. H. Solomon lives in the greater Birmingham, AL area where he strongly
dislikes yard work and sanding the deck rail. However, he performs
these duties to maintain a nice home for his loved ones as well as
the family’s German Shepherds. In his spare time, P. H. rides herd
as a Computer Whisperer on large computers called servers (harmonica
not required). Additionally, he enjoys reading, running, most sports
and fantasy football. Having a degree in Anthropology, he also has a
wide array of more “serious” interests in addition to working
regularly to hone his writing. The Bow of Destiny is his first
novel-length title with more soon to come.

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Book Tour: Surrender Games Series

Sacrifice of the Pawn
Surrender Games Book 1
by Lydia Michaels
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Surrender Games follows the emotionally charged and highly erotic contemporary
romance saga, The Surrender Trilogy.
Isadora Patras has sacrificed years raising her younger siblings, Lucian and
Antoinette. As her brother and sister grow more independent, she
feels her purpose is lost. Aching to do something selfish and hungry
for a taste of the forbidden, she takes a lover—her father’s
protégé and trusted family friend, Sawyer Bishop.
In a secret affair trust is tested, respect is bartered, and reputations
are on the line. Sawyer has always been Isadora’s mentor, but now
it’s her move. She’s through being a pawn and ready to demand the
respect of a Queen.
The Surrender Games Series should be read after The Surrender Trilogy.
Queen of the Knight
Surrender Games Book 2
The game has changed and no player’s position is safe…
In a world of power, money, deceit, and lust, no player is exactly how
they seem. Love and trust are at stake when the game is changed and
old enemies come out of hiding, disguised as friends.
Isadora Patras must proceed wisely. After thirteen years of heartbreak and
denial, she no longer trusts her instincts. One man embodies her
past, the other could be her future, but which one holds her heart?
Isadora must choose between her family and two very different men.
Either way, her choice could cost her everything.
In a game of kings, bishops, rooks, and knights there are no guarantees.
But if Isadora wants to be a Queen, someone will have to lose.
The Surrender Games Series should be read after The Surrender Trilogy.
The Surrender Trilogy was released in 2013. It was an Apple iBooks
Bestseller. Surrender Games is a spin-off of The
Surrender Trilogy. It is a series that features the side characters
of the trilogy and will eventually deliver each hero and heroine’s HEA.
It is highly recommended that readers read The Surrender
Trilogy BEFORE reading Surrender Games.
Falling In
The Surrender Trilogy Book 1
Breaking Out
The Surrender Games Trilogy Book 2
Coming Home
The Surrender Games Trilogy Book 3
Lydia Michaels is an award winning author of over 30 contemporary romance
novels. She lives in Pennsylvania with her wonderfully supportive
husband, beautiful daughter, and many crazy fur babies. If she is not
off spending time with her family you can usually find Lydia at her
computer working on her next story or hiding somewhere quiet with a
great book. She loves taking a romantic plot with steamy chemistry
and pressing the bounds of love. Her books are intellectual, erotic,
haunting, always centered on love.
Lydia Michaels’ darkly compelling Surrender Trilogy was an Apple iBooks bestseller and she
has been featured in USA Today. In 2015 she was the winner of The
Best of Bucks Award and she has been nominated as Best Author in the
Bucks Happening Magazine three years running [2015, 2016, and 2017].
She is a four time nominee for the prestigious RONE Award.
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Goodreads Giveaway

Lydia Michaels is giving away 3 autographed copies of Falling In (The
Surrender Trilogy 1) to celebrate the release of the first book in
the SURRENDER GAMES series!
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Book Tour: Displaced (The Achlivan Cycle Book 1)

Displaced
The Achlivan Cycle Book 1
by Cloud S. Riser
Genre: SciFi, YA Romance
Chevelle Donahue thought going into work would be just like any other boring
day at the mall. Sure, there was her annoying co-worker Wicken
Sanders, and a promotional visit from teen heartthrob Timber Hudson,
to watch and keep her entertained. But who was she kidding? Working
retail was lame no matter what happened. A terrorist attack changes
everything – an attack from aliens of all things. The patrons are
given two options: comply or else. Complying means giving in to a new
set of rules and changing her entire life. “Or else” means
she has no chance of going home again. She must figure out the truth
behind why the aliens are holding everyone hostage. In doing so, she
risks her chance at freedom – but by the time she learns what’s
really happening, she might not want it.

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Invited
The Achlivan Cycle Book 2
It’s been three months since Chevelle Donahue, Wicken Sanders, and Timber
Hudson were taken from Earth by the Achlivans – an alien race
kidnapping humans in the name of preserving as much of Earth as
possible before it is destroyed.

Wicken has been sold to another alien race – The Gorgachan – and their way
of life is no where near as peaceful as the Utopia the Achlivans have
set up. While he tries to figure out a way back home to his beloved
Chevelle, he is caught in the middle of a fight that shouldn’t
involve him.
Meanwhile, Chevelle and Timber work together to find a way to bring Wicken back
home again, along with how they can save their families back on
Earth. Someone on the Achlivan ship is working against them and their
happily ever after. Timber and Chevelle must choose between their own
desires and doing the right thing – and each must prepare to give the
performance of their lives if they’re going to survive.

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Sheltered
The Achlivan Cycle Book 3
The exciting conclusion to the Achlivan Cycle!
Timber Hudson must come to terms with the loss of his family and friends
while at the same time being tasked with his greatest challenge:
saving humanity from becoming mindless drones. It’d be a lot easier
if Rumor would keep her nose in her own business and in prison where
it belongs.
Meanwhile, Chevelle and Wicken must choose sides. One offers them the chance to
rebuild Earth from the ground up, and the other will return them to
Sanctuary to be with their family and friends. Neither choice is as
black and white as it seems.
And all must face great dangers.
Cloud S. Riser is a Minnesota native. She has lived in Minnesota her whole
life. She will probably remain there for her whole life too. The
mother of The Squid, Skyscraper, and two cats, her life is definitely
never dull. An adventure she braves with her husband. In order to
stay sane, she creates massive amounts of fiction which she has
decided to share with the rest of the world for the simple reason of:
she is a storyteller.
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