Saturday, November 30, 2019

Book Blitz: Write A Book That Doesn't Suck by Jaimie Engle @thewriteengle #nonfiction #promo @RABTBookTours



Non-Fiction
Date Published:  Hardcover November 30th

Your Book Might Suck…

But it doesn’t have to.

You are an awesome writer with an incredible fiction story the world needs to experience. But your book… well, it kind of sucks. So let’s fix that.

Setting your novel apart from the rest is a choice.

Fiction is more than a character doing stuff in a place you’ve invented. There are rules to magic and seasons to setting and double meanings to words, and a cadence to sentence structure if you want to write a book that doesn’t suck.

I guarantee you will find tricks and treats you’ve never heard or read before in any other writing book. If not, let me know and I’ll refund your money. But if I’m right, and my book helps you to write a novel that doesn’t suck, then I’m asking you, in return to leave a positive review. That’s fair, isn’t it?

Ready to get started? Great! There are questions with space to answer at the end of each chapter to help you along your journey. I’m super excited for you and wish you all the luck in writing your novel!



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About the Author

Jaimie Engle writes fantasy thrillers for teens and tweens. Her anti-bullying message has reached tens of thousands of students throughout the US, and her books have hit #1 on the Amazon New Release List.  Before publishing her first novel, Jaimie danced at the Aloha Bowl halftime show, was an alien on Sea Quest, and modeled bikinis for Reef Brazil. When not writing books, screenplays, and comics, Jaimie can be found cosplaying at comic conventions. Learn more at www.theWRITEengle.com.


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Friday, November 29, 2019

Virtual Book Tour: The Enigma Stolen by Breakfield and Burkey with an #interview @EnigmaSeries @RABTBookTours #thriller


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TechnoThriller
Date Published:
April 2015 (Paperback and eBook)
Jun 12 2018 (Audio Formats on Audible and iTunes)
Publisher: ICABOD Press

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A brilliant mathematician and spoiled rich girl, Gretchen, is focused on harnessing Big Data and computing power to control the world stock markets not only to optimize her family’s wealth but also to control the future.

As a descendent of the Nazi Werewolf Clan, is Gretchen being maneuvered into leveraging unlimited computer power along with the ethical nihilism to manipulate lives, or just stretching her genius?

Is Gretchen working alone or is she adding additional computing sources from the Dark Net?

The R-Group, a high-level information gathering and security team, composed of Quip, Otto, Jacob, and Petra along with Julie and Juan’s fledgling group of Cyber Assassin Technology Services teams are trying to isolate the source of the massive computing power required.

Could these cyber schemers be as good at analyzing the information as the R-Group themselves? 

Are people unwittingly feeding an ever-growing tsunami of information into increasingly sophisticated computer systems? This begs the question: who controls whom? 

Breakfield and Burkey shared their 5th book, The Enigma Stolen, from their award-winning series focused on the relevant world of Big Data and analytics. This one will make you ask who are the winners when humans are herded to a machine's targeted end point?



What Readers are Saying

Kirkus “The covert Werewolf Clan, with ties to Nazis, may be responsible and has been using a computer program to accurately predict stock futures. But it has an even more ambitious plan to link supercomputers around the world and potentially manipulate the future.”

“Wow this series gets better and better with every book I feel. Stakes are high in this one. More people are using the technology to hire assassins to go after high profile people.”

“Yes, I am hooked. I love the way the plot twists and turns throughout the book. As one completes, another arises.”


Interview

What is the hardest part of writing your books?

Somedays Breakfield and Burkey find the hardest part of writing is to make a consistently believable character really reach their full potential.  This is especially true with the evil one.  We create several cyber thugs and sometimes it is really difficult to decide how to end them.

What songs are most played on your Ipod?

Queen or Led Zeppelin with a bit of Clapton

Do you have critique partners or beta readers?

We actually have several beta readers and a couple of critique partners.  We are always looking for volunteers. If any of your readers are interested, they can enter that request through our website

What book are you reading now?
Burkey is reading Catherine Coulter’s Paradox to keep up with Sherlock and Savage.  Next up is a book she is reading to create a review and place it on Goodreads, Amazon, and her blog RoxBurkey.com.

Charles is working on National Geographic, Fortune Magazine, and some new security training. Maybe he will find some new gems for the next book we are working on, The Enigma Combat.

How did you start your writing career?
In school we each started with writing; school newspaper for Breakfield, and poetry for Burkey.  After we met at the employer, we both worked for, Burkey found a way to write white papers for a technology leader for pay. We did write individually for that venue and did a couple together. The rest is history.

Thank you for asking. The Enigma Beyond, book 11 will be on pre-order in December with release in January of 2020. In The Enigma Beyond, humanity is fighting for living space as the enhanced AI takes control of our politics, our military, and our lives.

We hope your followers will take advance of the Ebook preorder one-time special price of $.99. 



About the Authors

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Breakfield – A renowned technology solutions architect with 25+ years of experience in security, hybrid data/telecom environments, unified communications, enjoys leveraging his professional skills in creating these contemporary TechnoThriller stories. He likes studying World War II history, travel, and cultural exchanges everywhere he can. Charles’ love of wine tastings, cooking, and Harley riding has found ways into The Enigma Series. He is convinced that being a part of his father’s military career in various outposts, has positively contributed to his many characters and the various character perspectives he brings into the series. He has accepted the challenge to try to teach Burkey humor and has added this to the stories in an unexpected manner.

Burkey – A renowned customer experience, business architect optimizes customer solutions on their technology foundation. She has been a featured speaker, subject matter expert, interviewer, instructor, and author of technology documents, as well as co-author of The Enigma Series. It was revealed a few years ago that writing fiction is a lot more fun than white papers or documentation and Rox took it to heart. As a child she helped to lead the other kids with exciting new adventures built on make believe characters. As a Girl Scout until high school she also contributed to the community in the Head Start program. Rox enjoys family, learning, listening to people, any kind of travel, outdoors, sewing, cooking, and imagining the possibilities.

Breakfield & Burkey – Combine their professional expertise, knowledge of the world from both business and personal travels, many characters whom have crossed their paths are a part of the series character universe. They find it interesting to use the aspects of technology people are actually incorporating into their daily lives and make it one aspect a primary theme for each story. Breakfield & Burkey claim this is a perfect way to create stories that pit the cyber good guys versus the cyber bad guys. The books in this award-winning series can be thoroughly enjoyed alone or in sequence.

You can invite them to talk about their stories in private or public book readings. Burkey also enjoys interviewing authors through the Indie Beacon/iHeart Radio programs with dates of interviews showing inside the calendar page of their website www.EnigmaSeries.com. Followers can see them at various book fairs, book Stores, Comic Book events, libraries and other fun venues.


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Release Blitz: The Tragic + Divine by Melody Felix-Prieto #yaparanormal #newrelease #bookbirthday #yapnr @RABTBookTours @INtensePub @MelFelixPrieto

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THE TRAGIC + DIVINE, Book 1
Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Published Date: 11.29.19 2nd Edition
Publisher: INtense Publications LLC


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Alexis Minerva has never been the type to cause trouble. With good grades, and a clean school record, she's on the track to move out of Dixon-a small town with even smaller minded people.

But on the night before her 17th birthday, she meets Milo James-a sexy, mysterious angel with a thirst for danger who represents a mother's worst nightmare. From the moment her eyes locked with his, there was an undeniable connection she couldn't shake off.

Convinced she'll never see Milo again, Alexis goes back to her mundane world counting down the days until graduation. Then one day, Milo shows up in Dixon unexpectedly rocking the small community.

Determined not to follow in her sister's footsteps despite Priscilla's troubled past haunting her every move, Alexis tries her best to avoid Milo, even though he seems to be everywhere she goes. But a chilling phone call from her sister changes everything. Now she must step into Milo's world to find her sister-a fast-paced world filled with less-than-holy activities and late-night wild parties.

As the tension intensifies between Alexis and Milo, Alexis discovers a dark secret that threatens to tear them apart setting off events that will change her life forever.

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About the Author

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MELODY FELIX-PRIETO lives in Georgia with her husband and two children. When she isn't writing, you can find her taking photographs, editing video projects, or watching movies. THE TRAGIC + DIVINE is her debut novel. Visit her online at www.melodyfelixprieto.com.



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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Virtual Book Tour: Water Viper by RJ Blain #blogtour #interview #urbanfantasy #fantasy #paranormal #giveaway @RABTBookTours @SneakyBookLady



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Urban Fantasy/Paranormal
Publisher: Pen & Page Publishing
Date Published: May 11, 2017

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During Starfall, magic flooded the Earth and destroyed most technology while humans developed strange new powers. As the scion of a male-dominated clan, Jesse should have risen to become a hero.

One disastrous choice ruins her hopes for the future.

To forget about her life as an assassin, she heads to the dying coasts of Florida. Unfortunately, a chance encounter with a Starfall stone and the Siberian tiger shifter after it thrusts her into the limelight. Escaping Nate’s sights is only the beginning of her woes.

When two dangerous Starfall stones are stolen, it’s up to Jesse to recover them. Should she fail, she’ll only be the first to succumb to the rogue stones’ powers.


Interview

What is the hardest part of writing your books?
Starting them. And making myself stop what I am doing to take notes when things happen. It’s all the notes I later weave together that make the story work.


What songs are most played on your Ipod?
60’s, 70’s, Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffet, Bhuddha Bar, CafĂ© Del Mar, Madeleine Peyroux, Vivaldi


Do you have critique partners or beta readers?
No


What book are you reading now?
The Genius of Birds, The Hare With the Amber Eyes


How did you start your writing career?
I’ve always loved to write and have done so since I was child but, as a career, it was somewhat accidental. I wrote BLACK & BLUE because it is a story that needed to be heard. It was such a rewarding experience that I want to continue to write as long as I feel I have a story that needs to be told.



My next book, CHANGING CADENCE, will be a sequel to BLACK & BLUE. It will, like BLACK & BLUE, be based on the true story of the struggles and ultimate victory of the NY Sharks and women’s football both on and off the field—very revealing of our personal stories and the storybook ending of the fabled team that is all true.



About the Author

RJ Blain suffers from a Moleskine journal obsession, a pen fixation, and a terrible tendency to pun without warning.

In her spare time, she daydreams about being a spy. Her contingency plan involves tying her best of enemies to spinning wheels and quoting James Bond villains until satisfied.


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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Book Blitz: Fill Your Mind Before You Fill Your Plate by Faisal Alshawa #nonfiction #health #giveaway @RABTBookTours


Non Fiction / Health & Nutrition
Date Published: October 7, 2019
Publisher: Writing Matters (UK)

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Fill Your Mind Before You Fill Your Plate offers practical advice so you can create and maintain a healthy lifestyle, amidst the fast-paced and stressful world we live in. If you are confused about where to start in your health journey or looking for ways to live a healthy lifestyle consistently, then this book is for you!





About the Author

Faisal has always been passionate about health and fitness. As a child, he stayed active and played various sports. In 2008, Faisal moved to the US to study Kinesiology at the University of Maryland, College Park. After completing his undergraduate degree, he went on to attain a Masters’ degree in Sports and Exercise Science at Loughborough University in the UK. Faisal moved to Doha, Qatar after graduation and was designated as a sports nutritionist for the U23 Qatar National Olympic Football team. During this time, he was also assigned to administer sports nutrition services to athletes in track and field, squash, and table tennis. His experience working in various sports, as well as competitive and recreational athletes, led Faisal to start Believe Nutrition consultancy in June of 2017.

His intention behind Believe Nutrition is to help individuals and all levels of athletes, from beginner to pro, to believe in the power of nutrition. As the founder of Believe Nutrition, Faisal wants to instill a positive change in peoples’ lives through a holistic approach, which focuses on the mind, body and soul. Faisal does not want to help people for the short-term; rather, he strives to impart a passion for health on anyone he works with to ensure they become the best and healthiest version of themselves, for the long-term.



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Monday, November 25, 2019

Virtual Book Tour: The Moon Hunters by Anya Pavelle #blogtour #scifi #interview #dystopian #giveaway @RABTBookTours @AnyaPavelle


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Science Fiction/Dystopian Fiction/Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
Date Published: 9/5/19
Publisher: Chandra Press


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For fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Gender Game comes a captivating new story like no other.



The Pestilence sweeps the globe with terrifying speed. A group of survivors finds an island sanctuary.

Three generations later, no one has heard from the outside world in years. The old radio only crackles with static. The Pestilence either finished its job or the world tore itself apart.

In the Village of Lehom, Leilani has been called to court as a Virtue by the King. Going to court means losing her independence and self-respect. Unfortunately, she doesn’t have a choice.

Leilani decides to take a stand; the King be damned. She plans a daring escape and sets in motion a series of events that will shake the foundation of her village and the island to its core.


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Interview

What is the hardest part of writing your books?
I usually don’t have a hard time making the words come or planning a novel. However, I think that I drench the pages with too much internal narration, especially in my first drafts. I also have difficulty writing action sequences. I’ll have to study up on that!


What songs are most played on your Ipod?
When I write, I stream the Calm Meditation channel on Pandora, and some of my favorites that pop up are anything by Deuter, Dean Evenson, and Li Xiangting.  I also like Loreena McKennitt and a group called Niyaz.

When I’m not writing, I listen to anything from German industrial, goth, darkwave EDM, and punk, to blues and classical music.

Do you have critique partners or beta readers?
I do. I’ve networked with some wonderful writers over the past couple of years and appreciate their input. My BFF and close family members also give me honest feedback on my WIPs.


What book are you reading now?
The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr.


How did you start your writing career?
I’ve had ideas for books since I was in high school, but I didn’t start putting stories on paper until a couple of years ago because I was focused on getting my M.A. and Ph.D. When my dissertation was finally done, I took some time to relax and then tried my hand at fiction.

I’m currently writing the sequel to The Moon Hunters. The first draft should be done in a couple of months. I also have a historical fantasy novel that I’ve written. It takes place in 1860s New Orleans and contains flashbacks to the 1840s. The story is about a young woman who communicates with her dead father through his tarot cards. She also works with her spirit friends and Marie Laveau to bring her family justice for the wrongs committed against them. I call this historical fantasy because of the presence of spirits, but the spirits are just as real and vital as the other characters in the novel.

About the Author

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Anya Pavelle was born in Massachusetts but eventually settled in Florida, where she currently lives with her husband and dog. She’s a trained art historian who sees the quiet beauty in nature, art, and literature. Anya has been imagining new worlds since she was six years old and like many morbidly curious people, she’s obsessed with dystopian literature. The Moon Hunters is her first foray into science fiction. She’s currently working on the sequel and also plans on writing a prequel. In addition to writing, Anya loves traveling the world, SCUBA diving, relaxing with her friends and family, and finally, curling up with a new book and a glass of wine on a moon-lit humid night.


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Virtual Book Tour: Once You Know by Agnes Deglon L.Ac., MS. #blogtour #nonfiction #giveaway @RABTBookTours @agnesdeglon


Non Fiction / Body, Mind, Spirit / Inspiration & Personal Growth

Date Published: November 5th 2019
Publisher : Acorn Publishing

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Our children are our hope, our future, our everything. Yet, we are often very unaware of the consequences of our actions, and the impact they have on our children’s future. The dangers of our lack of awareness are real. For the first time in history, our children’s life expectancy is shorter than ours. It is our duty as parents to educate ourselves and help our children thrive. This book is:



·  An invitation to take a deeper look at the cultural influence on our children’s health.

·  A helpful resource for parents who wish to take an active role in preserving their children’s health in today’s toxic environment.

·  An empowering guide with life-changing information that most of us don’t have.

Once you know, you can make changes. NOW is the time to act.


Interview

What is the hardest part of writing your books?
I was a scientist, not a writer, so I had to learn how to write first. Also, English is not my first language, which made it even more challenging. I was used to researching information, but then I had to transform the somewhat complex information into easily understandable messages.


What songs are most played on your Ipod? none


Do you have critique partners or beta readers?
Yes, like-minded friends, former classmates, other moms, and my editors.

What book are you reading now?
Natasha Campbell McBride - Vegetarianism explained


How did you start your writing career?
My children’s book series Kids’ Questions About Life, a trilogy on body, mind, and soul were the result of endless questions posed by my boys. I collected kids’ questions for 2 years and published them with illustrations.

Tell us about your next release.

I am not sure yet. But I did send out a questionnaire to parents asking what they would wish they knew about children’s health before they became parents. 

About the Author

Agnes Deglon is a biochemist, oriental medicine practitioner, and the mother of two young boys. She is a passionate children’s health advocate. In the few years she spent in the acupuncture clinic, she came to the conclusion that it is easier to preserve health than to cure disease. 

Aside from ONCE YOU KNOW A Guide to Preserving Your Child’s Health, Agnes is the author of the children’s book series, Kids’ Questions About Life, an educational book series written in simple language for parents, teachers, and kids who are pondering the deeper, more complex yet so essential issues of life. Book two in the series,Wait for me! Would you Mind?, won first place in the 2016 Royal Palm Literary Award. Book three, The Little Souls, was a finalist. 

You can visit her online at WWW.AGNESDEGLONBLOG.COM


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Book Blitz: The Lyme Regis Murders by Andrew Segal #crime #thriller #promo @HappyLDNpress @RABTBookTours


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Crime Thriller
Date Published: 1st December 2019
Publisher: HappyLondonPress

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Can innocence ever be an incentive to murder?

A quiet seaside town is thrown into turmoil. Tammy Pierre, London based private investigator, accompanied by her sometime lover, Israeli art dealer and martial-arts coach, Dov Jordan, has just been brought close to tears by police photographs shown to her by an hysterical Eleanor Goldcrest, at the home of three innocent toddlers whose brutally murdered bodies have been found on the beach at Lyme Regis.

Wealthy financier, Eric Goldcrest, alarmed that his partner of three years, together with the local police has him nailed as guilty of murdering the children, now retains Tammy to prove his innocence and find the real culprit. But has his involvement in all this been misinterpreted?

In this investigation, with no apparant motive or forensic evidence, Tammy’s skills will be tested to the limit. In a twist that muddies the waters, Eric Goldcrest, laments that he’s simply never made it clear to Tammy about his position in the family and his relationship with the children, all of which have been assumed by the investigation.


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About the Author

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A contract killer changed my life

The encounter inspired me to become a Crime Thriller writer.

He was a contract killer, and he was in my car!

I’d been lost, looking for West Thurrock in Essex, and asked a little old man in a shabby coat, on the opposite side of the road, the way. He offered to show me if I gave him a lift, and whilst I make it a rule never to give lifts to anyone I don’t know, I reasoned, he could hardly be a contract killer, could he. Could he? Of course not.

As we drove he casually informed me that he’d, ‘Done it for the Kray’s, mate.’ That would have been the notorious East London gangsters he was referring to, known to kill, or have killed, without conscience.

Once I’d dropped him off and recovered my composure, I realised I was looking at fodder for a short story. What then followed was a raft of short stories, including, ‘I am a Gigolo,’ something I told my wife when I first met her, and which almost ended our relationship before it had begun. That title is now the heading for a book of short stories.

Jokingly, over lunch, I told a fellow professional I’d once been a contract killer, and devised a story. He believed every word, and left me at some pains to disabuse him. That title, I am a Contract Killer, now heads a further collection of short stories.

Writer of scary short stories and full-length novels like The Lyme Regis Murders.

It’s been an fascinating journey... I hope you’ll want to share with me.



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