Sunday, March 19, 2023

Book Blitz: The Colourblind Kid by Tom Powell #promo #childrensbook #rabtbooktours @BookBuzznet


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Tim starts his first day at school, but he soon gets embarrassed by the way he sees colours differently from other children in the class. He is colourblind, colour vision deficient (CVD), and learns how this is okay. The story uses colours that someone who is colourblind might see and has some interesting colourblind facts. Colour blindness affects a large proportion of the population, this is the perfect way to help explain to children what colour blindness is.


"No need to say sorry for what you see,

Your colours are yours and perfect for me."


 About the Author

Tom Powell is a children's book author who trained as a primary school teacher and discovered he enjoyed entertaining children with poetry renditions, reading stories and even doing a few magic tricks. At school, he discovered he was colourblind after he repeatedly coloured the sea in purple. This inspired The Colourblind Kid. Originally from England, Tom now lives in Shanghai, China with his wife and daughter where he is an international head teacher and is expanding his line of children's books.


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Friday, March 17, 2023

Release Blitz: Escaping the Dashia by Rebecca Inch-Partridge #promo #releaseday #giveaway #youngadult #yascifi #scifi #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours

Y.A. Science Fantasy

Date Published: March 18, 2023

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

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Discovering who you are can be dangerous - even deadly.

Twyla's been living in hiding on Earth, hoping to leave her past behind. But when her mother, Madam Cassiopeia DeConnett finds her and kidnaps her back to the Paraxous Star Cluster, she expects her daughter to take her rightful place within the family business. The DeConnetts are Dashia- a group of genetically- engineered telepaths who use their powers to control some and ruin others. Their criminal organization is rich, powerful, and spans The Cluster.

When escape seems impossible, Twyla considers suicide. Then she meets Dovain, another prisoner, and their friendship blossoms into something more. Together, can they figure out how to free themselves? Can she trust herself enough to risk loving him? If she does, will that love save her, or lead to her destruction?

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Thursday, March 16, 2023

Release Blitz: The Other Shoes of Larry Martin: On Becoming Laurie Roberts by Pavane Ravel #promo #releaseday #giveaway #literary #fiction #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @pavane_ravel @larrymartinbook


Book Two: On Becoming Laurie Roberts (Larry Martin Novel Series)


Literary Fiction

Date Published: MARCH 17th 2023

Publisher: Pavane Revel Press

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Readers will highly enjoy Book Two of The Other Shoes of Larry Martin, a novel series with more political intrigue, family drama, and suspense. Another Best-Seller by Author Pavane Ravel!

Larry Martin, in his quiet, kind, and mystical way, continues his journey to a new life, a new vision, and a new understanding. Larry has become a rising star in the world of progressive journalism. While only a few short months after being homeless, jobless, and friendless, Larry has acquired a family and friends. He’s fallen in love with a brilliant and beautiful woman who loves him in return.

Even though Larry is now the most important journalist for a major liberal website in New York City, he has taken on a second full-time position at a prestigious architectural firm in Atlanta. Yet, in spite of all his good fortune, this kind, talented, and generous young man is soon to face insidious lies, outrageous betrayal, and horrific danger, and that is only the tip of the dramatic iceberg!


Now Awarded A 5-Star Reader’s Favorite 2023 Editorial Book Review!

About the Author

Pavane Ravel is an acclaimed influential writer of political literary fiction and is the author of her introductory novel series, "The Other Shoes of Larry Martin" with book one released in Oct. 2021 titled "Revelation of Lies" and book two titled "On becoming Laurie Roberts" in Feb. 2023. Ravel's books are available for purchase on her official website (, Amazon Books, and Amazon Kindle while being featured in many fine online books and reader sites.

Ravel has always wanted to be a full-time writer and finally has reached the point in life where that dream is a reality. She traveled extensively over the years and has seen nearly the entire United States, much of Canada, Europe, and some of South and Central America. Pavane also studied political science and journalism at universities in the United States and Europe.

Pavane is happily married and has raised successful grown children. She enjoys discussing economics after working as a commodities broker. She and her family reside in New York, and she shares her time concentrating on family, close friends and writing. She also continues to enjoy international traveling.

For Pavane, who is passionate about politics and societal issues, these books and series are an important story to tell. Larry Martin is also a truly complex and fascinating character as a unique progressive hero.

Pavane enjoys humor and loves to engage and connect with readers. She welcomes readers’ thoughts and comments through her website.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Book Blitz: Rookie Dad by D.H. Collins #promo #nonfiction #pregnancy #childbirth #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @BookBuzznet


What to Expect During Your Partner’s Pregnancy

 Nonfiction > Pregnancy & childbirth

 Date Published: February 21, 2023


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Become a better partner and future father as you gear up for the biggest game of your life — Keep reading to get a play-by-play on how you can become your partner’s best teammate!

So, you just found out you’re having a baby with the love of your life. What now?

Moms-to-be are given unlimited resources on how they can properly and confidently navigate their first pregnancy from Week 1. Dads-to-be, however, are left wanting.

It comes as no surprise that most pregnant women are left to their own devices while their partners simply tag along with confused looks on their faces.

But not anymore!

“The Rookie Dad’s Guide to Fatherhood: What to Expect During Your Partner's Pregnancy and Beyond” gives you real-world guidance on how to be the best expectant father there is!

From finding out you’re having a baby to childbirth, this guide mixes valuable insights with good humor when covering ALL important stages — from choosing a doctor to the experience of labor, what it will cost, and so much more!

Here’s what’s in store:

● Answers to all your most pressing questions: Never be clueless again! Get practical advice and insights to better understand what your partner is going through physically, mentally, and emotionally so you can better support them through it all.

● Expect the unexpected: Most pregnancies don’t always go according to plan. To be the best partner and future father you can be, you’ll get a preview into how pregnancies can unfold in real life and how you can tackle them proactively without losing your cool or sense of humor.

About the Author

Dany Collins is a husband and a father to a 16 month old . He served in the military from 1999-2005. During his time in the service he did two tours in Iraq.

When Danny was honorably discharged He went into the nursing field specializing in cardiac & critical care. He now has over 13 years of experience in the field. He holds an ADN, BSN, and MBA. He is recognized and well respected for his expertise in the care of patients. In addition to his work as a nurse, he is also an accomplished author and illustrator.

His latest book, "Rookie Dad", is a heartwarming and humorous guide to fatherhood for new dads. Drawing on his own experiences as a first-time father. Danny provides practical advice, helpful tips, and plenty of laughs along the way.

He brings a unique perspective to his writing, and his work is guaranteed to leave you entertained, educated, and uplifted. His commitment to excellence and his passion for helping others make him a valuable resource for new dads everywhere, and his book "Rookie Dad" is sure to be a treasured resource for many years to come.

When he's not working or writing, he can often be found sketching, and honing his skills as an illustrator. He is a true artist at heart, with a passion for bringing ideas to life on the page. Grab a copy of his book and share in the magic that is fatherhood!

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Teaser Tuesday: Starlite by Jonathan Latt #promo #scifi #sciencefiction #StarliteScifi #JonathanLatt #teaser #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @JonathanLatt



Science Fiction

Date Published: 10-08-2022

Publisher: The Chapel Perilous


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Bevil Cyrex, adrift in space on a ship determined to kill him, stumbles across an ancient and abandoned space station called The Starlite.

Once on board the station he sets about repairing it, with the goal of opening up for business.

Along the way he befriends a possibly sociopathic, all powerful nanite swarm, who has decided to take on the appearance and mannerisms of his grandmother.

He must also contend with being hunted by an ex-mob enforcer looking for revenge, a handful of pirates and various threats of invasion, marriage and death.

All in all, Bevil would have to admit, things were really looking up.

About the Author

I truly enjoy writing and it really never feels like work. Okay, mostly never feels like work.

Folks who have read my books have said they are definitely filled with words. These words are used in a very clever way to form sentences, which then form paragraphs until a page is just jammed packed with them. I do this repeatedly throughout my novels.

I am a lifelong lover of comic books, video games, science fiction and fantasy. My favorite authors include Robert Heinlein, William Gibson and Mark Twain.

Once the technology is perfected, I hope to own a robotic chimpanzee that will accompany me on many adventures. We will travel the globe solving crime, eating pie and saving the day.

I think it's safe to assume that we're gonna look pretty cool doing that.

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Virtual Book Tour: The Walk-On by Richard Podkowski #blogtour #fiction #giveaway #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @PublishingAcorn

Commercial Fiction

Date Published: February 23, 2023

Publisher: Acorn Publishing

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In the twilight of his NFL career as a middle linebacker for the Chicago Storm, Mike “the Steelman” Stalowski masks his physical pain and mental anguish with alcohol and painkillers. The fan favorite has a rebel image and a notorious reputation, and he plays a violent gridiron game fueled by inner rage. 

While estranged from his wife and living in the fishbowl environment of professional sports, he unexpectedly meets the fresh-out-of-college Kim Richardson. She sees through Mike’s star persona to who he really is—a kind guy from the Southeast Side of Chicago who has never forgotten his humble blue-collar roots. The lives of the star-crossed, seemingly mismatched couple collide during a whirlwind romance that culminates in a tragic series of events.

The Walk-On is a timeless tale of love and loss that explores the consequences of personal decisions and the rewards of faith, redemption, and hope.

Early Reviews

“An interesting read where star linebacker Mike Stalowski confronts the inevitable challenges every NFL player faces as they transition to their post-football life. His experiences may seem exaggerated, but they are still very real.”

Gary Fencik, Chicago Bears, Super Bowl XX Champion


“Despite his NFL fame and bad-boy attitude and antics, I empathized with the humble guy from a blue-collar background fighting painful emotional and physical demons. . .Ultimately, The Walk-On is an incredible story of love and loss, with faith and mentorship fostering hope for the future.”

Bill Rancic, Author of the New York Times bestseller, You’re Hired


“Just like the protagonist’s very fast sports car, The Walk-On will leave you, from the very first paragraph, just a little breathless as you navigate all the sharp turns that come fast and furious at the reader. . .”

Jean Becker, Author of the New York Times bestseller, The Man I Knew: The Amazing Story of George H. W. Bush's Post-Presidency


“The Walk-On is a fascinating story of self-sabotage and redemption. A page-turner!!!!” 

Mary Pat Kelly, Bestselling author of Galway Bay, Of Irish Blood, and Irish Above All




1.       What is the hardest part of writing your books?

Making every word count! Telling the time, not building the clock. Some might say I have a tendency to expound at great length, both in writing and conversation, and it’s been really difficult sometimes to let go of repetitive or excessive details and dialogue. Initially, when editors had a different opinion, I took it personally—and very much to heart—but I think I’m more accepting of constructive criticism now.

2.       What songs are most played on your iPod?

I don’t have an iPod. Even though I love music, I don’t have any streaming platforms or individual libraries of songs. I prefer finding a particular song on YouTube, which often has a video or pictures while the song is playing. A Carrie Underwood, Kristin Chenoweth, and Christina Applegate medley of ‘60s girl group songs was the inspiration for one of my favorite scenes in The Walk-On.

3.       Do you have critique partners or beta readers?

My wife was the first editor for The Walk-On. We worked through nine drafts before turning the manuscript over to the publisher’s content editor. And there were plenty of notes to address after that! I was fortunate to have several beta readers and found their assessments very helpful.

4.       What book are you reading now?

I just read The Man I Knew, by Jean Becker, about the post-Presidency of George H.W. Bush. It was very interesting to me because I protected the Bush family during most of my White House assignment as a U.S. Secret Service special agent.

5.       How did you start your writing career?

Well, I took some creative writing classes at Loyola University Chicago, then spent  over twenty years writing criminal investigation reports as a Secret Service special agent, followed by writing detailed private sector security surveys after I retired. So I think you might see where that previously mentioned tendency to include lots of details may have come from. Technically my writing career (still hard to believe it’s real) started about 2007 when I began the first draft of The Walk-On.

6.       Tell us about next release.

Operation Santa Bear, a Christmas romantic comedy, is in the first round of editing. It’s quite a bit different from my debut novel! A few years ago, my wife and I started watching Hallmark Christmas movies and I developed the outline for a trilogy. Matt, a big-city, rookie police officer, has a great meet-cute with Shelby, an emergency room nurse. Sparks fly when they are paired to run Operation Santa Bear, an annual Christmas charity event for hospitalized kids. Of course, it wouldn’t be a holiday rom-com without a lot of relationship drama and Christmas cheer.  

  About the Author

Richard Podkowski, a native of Chicago’s South Side, began writing fiction while studying criminal justice at Loyola University Chicago.

As a United States Secret Service special agent, Richard protected U.S. presidents and foreign dignitaries and investigated major domestic and international financial crimes. After retiring from the Secret Service in 2003 as a supervisory special agent, he became a management member of a Fortune 100 company's global security group. For the last several years, Richard has been a private sector strategic security consultant.

Inspired by professional athletes who lived in a fishbowl under constant media scrutiny and made life-altering mistakes, Richard wrote The Walk-On. Other projects include a holiday rom-com manuscript and a crime story. In his free time, Richard enjoys riding his road bike, working out, and making Christmas ornaments. He currently resides with his family in Los Angeles.


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Monday, March 13, 2023

Teaser Tuesday: Embracing the Demon by AJ Graham #promo #teasertuesday #comingsoon #excerpt #paranormalromance #pnr #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @changelingpress


Date to be Published: March 17, 2023


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Love is always a gamble, but when you bargain with a demon the deck’s stacked in his favor.


Demon’s Bargain (Embracing the Demon 1): Ella is desperate. A vicious dragon stalks her people. The only man strong enough to defeat it is Vaz, the half-demon outcast -- banished long ago for his tainted blood. Ella soon learns just how potent a demon’s touch can be.

Living with a Demon (Embracing the Demon 2): When Nate answered a personals ad, he wasn’t looking for romance. But now he knows Pierce is the man for him… even when he finds out Pierce is something more than human.

Playing Games (Embracing the Demon 3): Nate adores his demon lover, Pierce. But lately, Pierce has been distant and preoccupied, and it’s driving Nate crazy. Awakening Pierce’s possessive instincts is a dangerous game to play… but to Nate, the danger just makes it more tempting.

Escaping Darkside (Embracing the Demon 4): After he’s killed in a hit and run accident, Christian wakes up in Darkside -- the demon-infested world between life and death. If he can reach door back to Earth, Christian will have a second chance at life. But going back will mean leaving Seth behind forever… and Christian is falling in love with his demon.

Publisher's Note: Embracing the Demon (Box Set) contains the previously published novellas Demon's Bargain, Living with a Demon, Playing Games, and Escaping Darkside.





Copyright ©2023 AJ Graham

Excerpt from Escaping Darkside


Christian woke face down on the ground, head throbbing. A smell like garbage and sewer water filled his nose, and hard, gritty pavement pressed against his cheek. He opened his eyes to find himself lying in a narrow alley between two brick buildings, next to a row of overflowing trashcans.

Christian stood, staggered, and leaned against the nearby wall. What had happened? Had he been mugged? A wave of dizziness washed over him, and he swayed. He must have hit his head. Maybe that was why he couldn't remember anything. When the world finally stopped spinning, he began to walk.

Run-down, brick buildings lined the narrow street, and fragments of broken glass glittered on the pavement. It looked like one of the bad parts of Chicago, but it wasn't a neighborhood he recognized.

He heard a low, faint moan, like distant wind, and froze. The back of his neck prickled and he slowly turned.

Four red-cloaked figures stood in the street, motionless. Hoods covered their heads and shadow hid their faces. Goose bumps rose on Christian's flesh. "Um… hello."

No reply. One figure stretched out an arm and curled a long, bony finger in beckoning.

Christian swallowed, hard. His heart rose into his throat as fear slammed into his gut like a fist. He took a shaky step backward, then turned and ran, feet pounding the pavement, breath coming in frantic gulps. He looked over his shoulder and saw them following -- not running, but floating several inches above the road, their red cloaks billowing behind them.

What the hell was going on?

He kept running, but he could sense the things getting closer, closing in on him. An icy hand curled around his arm, the fingers brittle and thin, yet strong as iron. Cold filled his chest, as if that skeletal hand had reached into his body to grip his heart. He looked into the darkness beneath the thing's hood and saw the glint of eyes. A weird clicking, chattering noise drifted from that darkness.

Christian twisted away. "Let me go!" He yanked his arm free. His skin still burned where the thing had touched him.

He ran, ignoring the throbbing stitch in his side and the burn in his lungs. There was nothing left in his mind but the desperate need to get away. He ran until his legs gave out, and he sank to his hands and knees, gulping air, each breath like nettles scraping his raw lungs. He looked over his shoulder, shaking. The red-cloaked figures were nowhere in sight. Somehow, he'd lost them.

He crawled to the side of the street and hid behind a Dumpster, hugging his knees to his chest. He looked down at his arm, where the thing had grabbed him. Its grip had left ugly, black burn marks on his skin, and the marks writhed like something alive. Just looking at them made him nauseous. He pulled his sleeve over the burn, hiding it, then leaned back against the brick wall and closed his eyes. His muscles felt like overcooked noodles, but somehow, he managed to drag himself to his feet and resume walking.

Ahead, a row of motorcycles stood next to a low, windowless building with black cement walls. Even from a distance, Christian could hear the pulse of a bass-beat. A dance club?

Whatever it was, he needed to get inside. He ran toward the building, flung open the door, and entered. A blast of warm air and sound hit him. After the eerie silence of the street, the sudden din of music and voices was overwhelming. The club was dimly lit, smoky, and packed. Music thumped in his ears. Christian squeezed through the crush of bodies, his gaze darting back and forth. Sweaty shirts surrounded him wherever he turned.

"Ow! Watch where you're going!"

"Sorry. I --" Christian looked up and his jaw dropped. The thing staring down at him had the body of a weightlifter, but from the neck up, it resembled a cross between a bull and a lion, with curved black horns, a shaggy mane, and sharp fangs. "What are you staring at?" growled a deep, rough voice.

"S-sorry," Christian stammered and backed away.

Had he stumbled into some sort of costume party? No, that hadn't been a mask. He'd seen its mouth move.

He stepped on something that felt like a rope and heard a snarl. He looked down to see a long, furry tail pull away, and something with three horns and four eyes glared at him. Christian stumbled backward.

Breathing hard, he made his way through the crowd. He spotted a silver-haired girl in black leather. Relieved to see someone relatively normal-looking, Christian grabbed her arm. She looked at him. Her eyes were huge, almond-shaped, and completely black, without whites or irises. "Excuse me, Miss, I'm sorry, but could you tell me…"

She opened her mouth, revealing inch-long fangs where her canine teeth should have been, and hissed like a cat. He backed off. His head swiveled back and forth. Everywhere he looked was a creature out of a nightmare. There stood a man with a wriggling mass of tentacles where his mouth should have been. Across from him loomed another man with the head of a hawk and four feathery arms.

A hand grabbed his arm and twisted him around. He found himself staring up into a face that was almost human, except it was black -- not brown, but licorice black -- and topped by a pair of small, spiral horns protruding from crimson hair. The man dragged Christian through the crowd, out the door, into the cool night. He shoved his face into Christian's, eyes narrowed. "What are you doing here? You're not from Darkside."

"I don't even know how I got here. What is this place?"

His lip curled in an unpleasant expression that was half-grin, half-sneer, revealing tiny, sharp fangs. "You're from Earth, huh?"

"Earth? You mean we're not on Earth?"

"Oh boy, are you in for a rude awakening." Sharp claws dug into the meat of Christian's arm, making him squirm. "There's bound to be a fat reward on your head. The Council doesn't like it when souls slip through their grasp."

Breathing hard, Christian tried to pry the sausage-thick, dark fingers from his arm. "Let go!"

"Oh no. You're not getting away so easily."


About the Author

AJ Graham has a passion for cold weather, unusual beers, and anything otherworldly.  Dragons, demons, shapeshifters and psychics have always populated their imagination, but sometimes the real world can be just as fascinating and mysterious.  And no matter the genre, AJ has always loved stories about soulmates connecting.  Whether it's instant, explosive passion or a slow burn, the power of two (or more) minds and bodies coming together to form a greater whole is always a story worth telling.  AJ lives in the Chicago suburbs with their husband.


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