Thursday, April 2, 2020

#NewRelease #MurderMystery #Mystery #Author @yolandarenee


It’s a pleasure to be participating in author 
Yolanda Renee’s 

MURDER, JUST BECAUSE 
Blog Tour 
through MC Book Tours today.


The author is offering an awesome tour-wide international giveaway. More information on the giveaway is listed below.

MURDER, JUST BECAUSE

by Yolanda  RenĂ©e

◊ Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense

◊ Publisher: Yolanda Renee

◊ Series: Detective Quaid Mysteries

◊ Paperback: 291 pages

◊ Print & eBooks

◊ ISBN-10: 0985820632

◊ ISBN-13: 978-0985820633

◊ Contains explicit sex & graphic violence


 
"While this book does contain explicit sexual language and graphic violence, it could easily be taken from the daily headlines. The content is plausible and realistic as we look at the world around us. The events in the book are not overly done but give a pragmatic look at the terrifying actions killers can and sometimes do take."

It was a matter of beginner’s luck, but rookie detective Steven Quaid’s career and reputation as an elite investigator skyrocketed when he captured one of the most sadistic serial killers in Alaskan history: Stowy Jenkins, AKA the Snowman. But that was ten years ago.

And now…Jenkins is back. Escaped from prison and on the move, his bloodlust is stronger than ever, and his methods of torture are even more horrifying than before. As his bloody rampage continues and the number of mutilated bodies mounts, terrified Alaskans increasingly doubt Quaid’s ability to catch the killer again. The detective’s reputation is on the line, and he’s going to need a lot more than luck, because this time, Jenkins is driven by more than the thrill of a random kill.

This time, it’s more personal. He’s out for revenge…and his ultimate target is Quaid. In a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, Jenkins starts picking off the people in Quaid’s life…slowly, gradually tightening his circle of corpses and drawing ever closer to the most important person in Quaid’s life...his wife. Can Quaid do the impossible again? Can he outmaneuver the killer, or has the detective's luck finally run out?

Author Yolanda Renee
For those who aren’t familiar with the author, here’s a bit of background on her in her own words.

At one time Alaska called to me, and I answered. I learned to sleep under the midnight sun, survive in below zero temperatures, and hike the Mountain Ranges.
I’ve traveled from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, and the memories are some of my most valued. The wonders, mysteries and incredible beauty that is Alaska has never left me and thus now influences my writing.
Despite my adventurous spirit, I achieved my educational goals, married, and I have two handsome sons. Writing is now my focus, my newest adventure!

For more on Yolanda and her writing, you can connect with her here:

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Facebook 
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Pinterest    



GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

This tour-wide giveaway is for a complete set of the Detective Quaid Mystery series books for one winner, paperback copies of MURDER, JUST BECAUSE for five winners, and a Kindle copy of MURDER, JUST BECAUSE for 10 winners.

To enter the giveaway, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient.


If the widget doesn’t show up, just click HERE and you’ll be directed to the widget.



Thanks for stopping by and be sure to follow Yolanda on her week-long tour HERE. You never know what you
might find out. Do you enjoy watching a character grow from one story to the next?



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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

#IWSG #WritingCommunity @TheIWSG #covid19 #coronavirus



Join Alex J. Cavanaugh and a multitude of writer's in this monthly hop to help support one another!

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all 

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!







April 1 question - The IWSG’s focus is on our writers. Each month, from all over the globe, we are a united group sharing our insecurities, our troubles, and our pain. So, in this time when our world is in crisis with the covid-19 pandemic, our optional question this month is: how are things in your world?



My world consists of the interior of my home. When the weather cooperates here, in Buffalo, NY, we go for walks around the neighborhood. In the past week, I made a trip to the market, and that is all. I drove very slow to see the sights. LOL...What helps in my daily doldrums is my 18 month old grandson and my daughter who live with us. My heart grows bigger each day seeing that baby. We dance, laugh, giggle, and watch cartoons.

To stay informed, we watch the world news. And sometimes, I come away baffled because I hear differing things. But, last night, it was the first time I couldn't watch it. Hearing the death tolls around the world are heart wrenching. At times, I feel the sensationalizing of this pandemic creates havoc, tension, and hysteria. It might be beneficial to take a break from watching the news once in a while. 


The only way I feel I can help, is by adding my daily prayers to those being said around the globe. I feel God is bringing His people to their knees. If you don't have a faith filled belief, then spread your love and light into the world. 

At night, as I lay my head down on my pillow, I tend to worry and pray more. My son, which I've mentioned before, is an Emergency Room doctor in PA, who's been working in the covid-19 unit, and he has a 4 month old and a 3 year old at home. Needless to say, this is concerning and I'm scared for him and his family. I haven't seen them in months, and we'd planned on visiting them this past weekend...but the world is sick...At least we have Facetime and pictures...

  








Monday, March 30, 2020

#Novel #NewRelease @jemifraser #nonfiction #dementia #EarlySigns


It’s a pleasure to be participating in author 

Jemi Fraser’s 

DANCING WITH DEMENTIA


Recognizing and Coping with the Early Stages of Dementia 
Blog Tour through MC Book Tours today.

The author is offering a tour-wide international giveaway of an Amazon
Gift Card. More information on the giveaway is listed below.

Recognizing and Coping with the Early Stages of Dementia

by Jemi Fraser


◊ Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir

◊ Publisher: Just Jemi Books

◊ eBooks

◊ ISBN-13: 978-1-9991258-1-3

Dementia and Alzheimer’s touch the lives of millions around the
world, but so much is still unknown.

As first-generation Canadians, we didn’t recognize
the early warning signs. We didn’t know the differences between regular aging
and the early stages of dementia. We’ve made mistakes but we’ve learned a lot.

DANCING WITH DEMENTIA will help you:

•Identify those early warning signs

•Use visuals to improve communication

•Choose your words wisely

•Redirect and reassure

•Stay calm and cope with your own emotions

•Consider nursing home options

•Improve caregiver self-care

We’ve learned to dance the early steps of the
disease with our love and laughter intact. If you are looking for help
recognizing early signposts along with practical ways to cope with early
Dementia and Alzheimer’s, this book is for you.



DANCING WITH DEMENTIA buy links:

Amazon.com              Amazon.ca          Apple Books   
 
Barnes & Noble          Kobo


Add DANCING WITH DEMENTIA to your Goodreads shelf

For those who aren’t familiar with the author, here’s a bit of background on her.

Jemi Fraser writes both fiction and nonfiction. Her nonfiction work focuses on the ways that dementia has impacted her family. Her fiction work varies from contemporary romance to suspense and flash fiction. Years as a teacher have taught Jemi that life is short and that happy endings are a must.

Jemi lives in Northern Ontario, Canada where snow is always a topic of conversation and the autumn leaves make everything better.

For more on
Jemi and her writing, visit her following sites:


GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

This tour-wide giveaway is for a $20 Amazon Gift Card. The giveaway is
open internationally.

To enter the giveaway, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient.


If the widget doesn’t show up, just click HERE and you’ll be directed to the widget.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to follow Jemi on her week-long tour HERE

You never know what you might find out. I hope dementia hasn’t touch your family or friends, but in case it has do you have any tips to share on dealing with this terrible disease?



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Sunday, March 22, 2020

#covid19 #coronavirus #staysafe #stayhome #staystrong #slowthespread #heal #healourland


My son, an ER doctor in Reading Hospital, PA, is working in the Covid-19 unit. My son, and so many other doctors, and nurses, and those that are on the front lines: Give them your support by praying or/and sending them positive energy.

As you are aware, this covid-19 virus is impacting the whole world.


We Are All In This Together.


We are living in trying times. It's scary. I'm hoping for people to be smart. If you are sick, self-isolate yourself. Don't go into the hospital unless your personal doctor believes you should. Keep your distance. Remember, hygiene, hand washing, covering your nose and mouth with your inner elbow. 

I have for you, I believe, is one of the best and easiest to understand description of this virus. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt_SqI1RQig&fbclid=IwAR1koevtj3sZXtSHNuEBqczW1dAi2VIL9uCntFYpqtr3W2cUGur6uSi2rG0&app=desktop

Remember, 99% of those infected will have a fever. If you don't have a fever, it's not coronavirus. We still have the flu flittering around too. 

I'm praying for all of you. 

Stay Safe

Stay Healthy

Stay Strong.









Tuesday, February 18, 2020

#PrahConstantineBaryehReview #review #romance #writingcommunity #sixties




Happy February!
Here in Buffalo, NY we are only a month away from springtime. Though, as I write this post, I can't complain about winter. So far it has been extremely mild. Cold, some snow, but all in all nothing like the 3, 4, 5, or 6 feet of snow we've had in the past. 

This month our review team chose

LET IT SHINE
by
Alyssa Cole




Sofronia Wallis knows that proper Black women don’t court trouble by upending the status quo, but it’s 1961 and the Civil Rights movement is in full swing. Sofie’s spent half her life being prim, proper, and reserved—as if that could bring her mother back—but the nonviolent protests happening across the South bring out her inner agitator.

Ivan Friedman has devoted his life to boxing, loving the finesse of a well-delivered punch and the penance of receiving one. His family escaped from Europe before the horrors of WWII, and Ivan decides to help fight injustice in their new country, even if it goes against all his instincts as a fighter.

When Ivan and Sofie meet, they realize that their pasts are intertwined and—with the sparks that fly between them—perhaps their futures will be too. With everything in their society lined up against them, will Sofie and Ivan be able to beat the odds? Or will their chance at love be destroyed by the tumultuous times they live in?


Cathrina's Review:

As I read page two of LET IT SHINE, the author Alyssa Cole had hooked me. Her writing is fabulous. 


LET IT SHINE takes the reader back to the turbulent sixties, when the civil rights movement was in full gear. Needless to say, before and during and after this time in history, it will always continue to make me cringe and cry. Right after reading LET IT SHINE, I watched the movie, MISSISSIPPI BURNING which took place in 1964 when 3 civil rights activates had been killed. While the movie is loosely based on fact, either way, it left me in tears. 


LET IT SHINE, brings together a couple fighting for civil rights, it is heart-wrenching and in the end up-lifting. And, an excellent novella which I highly recommend.  

Now let's head over to read Nana and Empi's reviews.