Thursday, August 13, 2020

Book Tour & Book Review: Inferno of Silence by @toluakinyemi #booktour #bookreview #giveaway #fiction #shortstories #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours

 



Literary Fiction

Date Published: 08 May 2020

Publisher: The Roaring Lion Newcastle Ltd

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The first collection of short stories by this multitalented author entwines everyday events that are articulated in excellent storytelling. The title story "Inferno of Silence" portrays men's societal challenges and the unspoken truths and burdens that men bear. While "Black lives Matter" shows the firsthand trauma of a man facing racism as a footballer plying his trade in Europe.Stories range from "Return Journey" where we encounter a techpreneur/ Poet/Serial Womanizer confronting consequences of his past actions to "Blinded by Silence" where a couple united by love must face a political upheaval changing their fortune. Completed with stories of relationships: "Trouble in Umudike" - family wealth and marriage, "Everybody don Kolomental" where the main character deals with mental health issues, and "In the Trap of Seers" when one's life is on auto-reverse and with the death of her confidante, her mother as she takes us through her ordeal and journey to redemption. This is a broad and very inclusive collection.



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This book is needed right now. Life is full of adversity for so many and this highlights many different ways that applies. 

Each story is well written and unique. They shed light on different aspects that are all just as important. 

Tolu' A. Akinyemi has a wonderfully clear and concise writing style that I enjoyed throughout. 


 About the Author

Tolu’ A. Akinyemi hails from Nigeria and lives in the UK where he has been endorsed by the Arts Council England as a writer with “exceptional talent”. Tolu is the author of seven outstanding books, one of which is a collection of ‘short essays’ encouraging you to “Unravel Your Hidden Gems”. The five other books form the basis of his poetry collection, ripe for future growth, and which includes Dead Lions Don’t Roar, Dead Dogs Don’t Bark, Dead Cats Don’t Meow, Never Play Games with the Devil and his latest release, A Booktiful Love. He has also authored a widely acclaimed stellar collection of Short stories titled “Inferno of Silence”.

A former headline act at Great Northern Slam, Crossing The Tyne Festival, Feltonbury Arts and Music Festival, and featured in various Poetry Festivals, Open Slam, Poetry Slam, Spoken Word and Open Mic events in and outside the United Kingdom. His poems have been published in The Writers Cafe Magazine Issue 18 and 57th issue (Volume 15, no 1) of the Wilderness House Literary Review and many other literary outlets.

His books are based on a deep reality and often reflect relationships, life and features people he has met in his journey as a writer. His books have instilled many people to improve their performance and/or their circumstances. Tolu’ has taken his poetry to the stage, performing his written word at many events. Through his writing and these performances, he supports business leaders, other aspiring authors and people of all ages interested in reading and writing. Sales of the books have allowed Tolu’ donate to charity, allowing him to make a difference where he feels important, showing that he lives by the words he puts to page.

 

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Book Blitz & Giveaway: CHAOS: Worlds Beyond by C.W. Holcomb #promo #fantasy #giveaway #rabtbooktours #bookbuzz @BookBuzznet @RABTBookTours

 


Reflections of Infinity, Book 1

Epic Fantasy

 

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Amid the power struggle for a vast Empire, a young boy is swept along with a Tribe of fearless warriors on their Quest to the Mystical uncharted Crimson World!

As young gods fall to the Worlds from the stars they are born in, appearing as comets streaking across the sky; sentient magical artifacts call to the minds of men: calling with images and promises of power from Wild Worlds. Massive and strange they hold gigantic monsters and wonders that are beyond the scope of the imaginations of the fearless Tribe of warriors that dare to magically travel to them!

 

 

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Within the Obsidian Throne room of the

Imperial Palace

PREMERA

 

Primus Croatius! The men request your presence in the anteroom immediately! His First said, gasping in excitement. The young soldier spun around, his obsidian armor gleaming as he threw his arms out toward the door and the winding hall beyond, before turning and staring at his Primus, who also happened to be his hero coming up through the ranks, saying with a glint in his gray eyes: “my Leader, surely you have heard! The Emperor is DEAD!”

Primus Croatius slowly turned around to look at his underling, shaking his head with a deep sigh, his hazel eyes glancing down at the ground in demur melancholy, his Premerian obsidian armor clinking at the hinges over his large frame: softened slightly with Palace living in the past few weeks. Overall he thought he looked pretty good for a man of thirty eight sunstrokes, with not one single touch of gray in his thick wavy black hair.

“Why are you so enthused? Our Emperor died today.” He said getting up to walk with the First toward the door anyway. “My Leader, the chamberlains plan to place a mere child on the throne as an heir! Surely, you know what must be done my liege!” Primus Croatius stopped in his tracks, staring over at the man in consternation, narrowing his hazel eyes as he asked: “did you speak of this to the men?” The First looked away from his gaze, his face going red as he stuttered: “y-yes I spoke to them, and they are all behind you my Leader! He said, his deep set brown eyes pleading above his angular clean shaven face.

“Come now Lincian. You know as well as I that the imperial chamberlains will appoint one of their faction to sit the Obsidian Throne as Regent.” Croatius muttered bitterly, addressing the First by his name as the man pulled him insistently on down the ornate winding Kalemian shale corridors, the violet light streaming in from the windows from the bright blue midday sun, hanging in the bright green sky above, gleaming over the shale walls in all the shades of the rainbow.

As they approached the massive double doors to the assembly yard beyond, the air began to thrum with thousands of voices chanting as one beyond. Croatius stumbled to a stop suddenly, as he was finally able to make out what the assembled armies of the Empire were yelling through the door beyond. “I cannot do this Lincian! I cannot be the emperor all of you need!” He yelled running his hands down his face in anxiety as thousands of voices screamed out beyond, over and over again: “Croatius! Croatius! Croatius!” 3

He sat down with a huff leaning back against the doors in indecision with his head resting against the thick wooden doors, the vibrations from the chanting men rattling his skull as his First sank to one knee before him, reaching out to grasp his shoulder; squeezing it reassuringly as he said softly: “The men have chosen you my liege!” Primus Croatius looked up to meet the man’s intense gaze, his hazel eyes hardening in resolve.

 

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C.W. Holcomb's works are based on Ancient Myths and folklore. His first series is heavily based on Scottish Folklore of werebeasts that prowl the primordial forests in the distant past! The first novel of his newest series, Chaos: Worlds Beyond is inspired heavily by Greek Mythology; as well as works by well known authors such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R Tolkien and Raymond E. Feist. The works are filled with passion and adventure on an epic scale where the lure of magical treasures incites the characters into traveling to strange and dangerous magical Worlds filled with Nightmarish monsters and sentient arcane artifacts!

 

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Book Blitz: What If? by Fran Lewis #promo #scifi #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @Franellena

 


SCI-FI

Date Published: July 10, 2020

Publisher: Fidelli Publishing


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These are dark stories that will make you wonder, think and hopefully appreciate life if it ever gets back to normal again. Welcome to the worlds I created and learn about the odd relationships and people that experience life in ways you might not want to endure. What if your life was not your own? What if you had to conform to the laws and mores of others? Each story is unique unto itself and each will  give you pause for thought I hope as you enter the worlds I created.

 

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Fran Lewis is the host of MJ network on Blog talk radio and is a reviewer for most publishing companies. Just reviews is her sight. Fran is a reading and writing staff developer who worked with students for 36 years in a New York City Public School. She is a member Marquis Who’s Who, Cambridge Who’s Who and Who’s Who of America’s Professionals.

 

 

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Book Tour & Book Review: Undying Witch by B. Austin #booktour #bookreview #giveaway #darkfantasy #fantasy #kindleunlimited #rabtbooktours @MagicProse @RABTBookTours

 


(A Dysfunctional Family of Witches Prequel)

 Dark Fantasy

 Date Published: October 1, 2019

Publisher: Spellbound Books


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The illegitimate granddaughter of Catherine the Great finds a shapeshifting stone and discovers the magic to be young and live forever. Years later, Dima's teenage daughter resents a mother who is 112 years old but shifts into a woman young enough to be her sister.  Medea loathes a mother who loves her 17 cats more than she does her daughter. Medea despises a mother who claims all witchcraft as her magic and treats her daughter like a slave. In secret, Medea develops her own sorcery.

 



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Undying Witch is quite clever and well-paced overall. The story is solid in its setting and characters as well. 
The character development was awesome!

The adventure was great, it was dark at times, but in the greatest way.My hat's off to the imagination of the author for that!

If you’re looking for something fun and exciting to read, while not being cookie cutter and fluffy, then I recommend this one.


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B. Austin grew up in the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico. She was told true tales of witches by her superstitious family. Before writing full time, she toiled in tech as a software engineer. She currently lives in Florida. She, also, writes under the name of Belinda Austin.

 

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Release Blitz & Giveaway: Podcast Authorized #promo #business #nonfiction #podcast #releaseday #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @BookWriting1

 


Non-Fiction, Business, Podcasting

Date Published: Aug 12, 2020

Publisher: Elite Online Publishing


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Learn How to Build a High-Performance Podcast and Book That Can Yield Double-Digit Returns.

Over 50% of the homes are podcast fans! Podcasts are poised to eclipse traditional radio in listenership, and podcasts are opening the door to individuals, businesses, and celebrities alike to have their own show with no barrier to entry.

The smartest thing you can do as a business owner, expert and industry leader is to build a platform of raving fans.

One of the best and easiest ways to attract new buyers, clients, and fans to you is through a podcast and a book. Watch your business grow as you create unique, expert content.

 

With this expert advice, you’ll learn:

• How to get your book written, edited, and designed painlessly

• How to use your podcast to write your book

• What to do after your book is published to get maximum results

• How to turn your book into a podcast

• How to create a book promotion super-team (if no one gets the book, what’s the point...your super-team will get it into the right hands)

• How to 10x your referrals in 30-days using your book

• How to position your book to attract the right clients (this is critical and most authors miss the mark...they end up frustrated, with a book that collects dust)

 

This book sprung for from a podcast interview with Steve Gordon, who we had never met before. Because of our podcast Elite Expert Insider, we decided to do a webinar together which turned into this book. That’s the power of a podcast.

85 percent of listeners will hear all, or at least most of, each episode of your podcast!  If you are an entrepreneur or solopreneur, having a podcast and a book can give you opportunities and relationships your business never had before. This is a recipe for success when done right.

Learn how podcasting and having a book can profit your business. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take your business to the next level! Expert podcast secrets from Steve Gordon, The Unstoppable CEO Podcast. Expert book publishing insights from #1 Bestselling Authors Jenn Foster & Melanie Johnson.

 


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Jenn Foster is a fifteen-times bestselling author, one of today’s national leading digital marketing specialists, an award-winning web designer, and recipient of the esteemed “Quilly Award”. She is the Founder/Owner of Elite Online Publishing as well as Founder/CEO of Biz Social Boom. Jenn is dedicated to helping business owners boost their revenue and catapult their visibility to become business influencers.  Jenn is a graduate of Utah State University. She owned and operated a chain of successful retail stores. Jenn has been named one of America's Premier Experts® and is highlighted in the Dan Kennedy Book, Stand Apart. She was recently named one of “Utah’s Thought Leaders” in the book Innovate Utah by Global Village. Jenn is the co-host of Elite Expert Insider Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher Radio. Jenn is a single mom, loves spending time with her three children and experiencing the great outdoors.

 

Melanie Churella Johnson is a fourteen-times bestselling author, she has owned and operated two TV stations in Houston and Dallas. She has been in front of and behind the camera, after she won the title of Miss Michigan and was first runner up to Miss America. She built and marketed the Houston Mansion and the Walloon Lake House. Melanie is currently the owner and founder of Elite Online Publishing that has made over 100 authors #1 bestsellers and Charity Auction Consignments which has raised almost $600,000 for nonprofits. Melanie is a co-host of the podcast Elite Expert Insider and was a TEDx speaker in 2016 in Sugarland Tx. Melanie graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in communications and was the first girl to receive a varsity letter in a boys sport in the state of Michigan. Melanie is the co-host of Elite Expert Insider Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher Radio. She is a single Mom raising her two sons, one of which was featured in the NY Times.

 

Steve Gordon became CEO of his first company at age 28. He's invested the last 20 years in the study and application of selling high-ticket services. He is the editor of four business newsletters read by thousands of CEOs, professional practitioners, entrepreneurs and sales pros around the world. Steve consults with businesses in 30 different industries, all selling high-ticket products and services in high trust selling environments. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida with his wife Erin and their four children.

Connect with Steve at http://UnstoppableCEO.net and listen to free behind-the-scenes interviews with successful CEOs of small and mid-size companies...Discover how they found success and apply the lessons they learned to your business.

 

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Book Tour & Book Review: The Match Disaster by Latesha Kellam #booktour #bookreview #giveaway #romance #womensfiction #rabtbooktours @LateshaKellam @RABTBookTours

 



Romance, Women's Fiction
Published: March 2020
Publisher: Lulu

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This is a story about a middle-aged woman who recently got divorced and thought she was open to companionship. She was very apprehensive about opening her heart again after being hurt badly by her ex-husband. To her surprise, she met someone on Match.com that seemed like the man of her dreams. They had so much in common and really enjoyed each other's company. He managed to convince her to be open to the possibility of falling in love again.

She ended up giving this man her heart only to find out that he wasn't the man of her dreams at all. He wasn't like her ex-husband but he had just as many issues. She found it difficult to be the woman that he needed her to be while not compromising her integrity and moral standards.

This story is told totally from her point of view. She is finally able to tell the love of her life everything that she wanted to say throughout their relationship. She is able to express her perspective on all the events that were occurring in their lives without feeling like she is being ungrateful for the good times but imagining the bad times.

She will take you through five years of her relationship. Will she figure out that she deserves so much better than how she was being treated? Or, will she talk herself into saving this relationship and giving her one true love another chance?




Review

This cover kind of comes off as a Thriller/Suspense, but it's not that. It's a great story of an inspirational woman and her journey through life and love. 

Wonderfully written and full of emotion. This is a book worth reading if you enjoy a solid women's fiction novel. It is an adult oriented book that will take you through a barrage of emotions and still leave you wanting more.



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Latesha Kellam is an author who takes her life experiences and puts them into words that will inspire others. She wrote her first story at the age of 14, about the events surrounding the unexpected death of her father. During the current phase of her life, she has the desire to not only write inspiring books but to help people, especially woman, recognize when they are in dysfunctional relationships. She lives by the old adage, experience is the best teacher, therefore she takes events from her own life to inspire her writing.


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Monday, August 10, 2020

Release Blitz & Giveaway: She Wears the Mask by Shelly Stratton #promo #releaseday #giveaway #womensfiction #historical @sstrattonbooks @RABTBookTours

 


Women’s fiction, Historical Fiction

Date Published: August 11, 2020

 

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Gripping and moving, She Wears the Mask is a novel about two women from two very different worlds, both burdened with secrets from their pasts, who form an unexpected bond…

1950s Chicago: Angelique Bixby could be one of many fresh-faced sales girls working along the Magnificent Mile, but she’s unique. She’s a white woman married to a black man in 1950s Chicago, making her stand out among the tenements on the South Side where she lives. Despite the challenges the couple faces, they find comfort and strength in their love for one another. Angelique is content, as long as she has her Daniel by her side and their baby in her arms, until she loses them both—one to death and the other to dire circumstances.

1990s Washington, D.C.: Angelique Crofton is a woman of privilege. A rich, aging beauty and mother of a rising political star, she has learned to forget her tragic past. But now that she is facing her own mortality, she is finally ready to find the daughter she left behind, remember the young woman she once was, and unearth the bittersweet memories she had long ago buried.

Jasmine Stanley is an ambitious lawyer—the only black woman at her firm. She is too busy climbing the corporate ladder to deal with her troublesome family or their unresolved issues. Tasked with Angelique’s case, Jasmine doesn’t know what to make of her new client—an old debutante with seemingly too much time and money on her hands. Jasmine eagerly accepts the challenge though, hoping if she finds Angelique’s long-lost daughter, it will impress the firm’s partners. But she doesn’t count on the search challenging her mentally and emotionally. Nor does she expect to form a friendship with Angelique, who is much more like her than she realizes—because Jasmine is harboring secrets, too.

 

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Shelly Stratton is the penname of an award-nominated women’s fiction author who has published more than a dozen novels in her career.

She is married and lives in Maryland with her husband and their daughter. She loves to paint, read, and watch movies. Visit her at her web site www.shellystrattonbooks.com.

  

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Book Tour & Book Review: Counting Hope by Hope Mueller #blogtour #bookreview #memoir #business #giveaway #nonfiction #rabtbooktours @hpmueller242 @RABTBookTours

 



Follow Up to Hopey: From Commune to Corner Office.
Memoir, Business
Publisher: Hunter Street Press

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If you thought Hopey: From Commune to Corner Office was compelling, then Counting Hope will further inspire and challenge you.

In her memoir sequel, we follow Hope Mueller's journey into adulthood as she unwittingly recreates the dark, chaotic world she was attempting to escape. As Hope finishes college, she digs herself out of drug addiction and abusive relationships to ensure her survival. She charges forward to build a better life for herself and her two daughters. Hope reveals the most intimate and painful events of her life while illustrating an unwavering motivation to improve her circumstances and discover her true worth.

Ultimately, Hope's story shows how small, daily steps towards confidence propel us forward, even beyond our darkest hours, to a place of more joy, more purpose, more fulfillment. Written in heart-pounding flashbacks and encouraging looks forward, Counting Hope is an epic journey of liberation, empowerment, and eventual success.





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I was lucky enough to read Hopey before this one and I will say that I absolutely love both of these books. They are raw and honest, inspirational and heart-warming. There are dark moments, but there are so many moments of faith and hope through both of these. Hope Mueller's writing is truly inspiring and I am so thankful I have gotten to read her stories. 

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Hope Mueller is an author, inspirational speaker, and a successful executive. Hope lives in northern Illinois with her husband and actively parents her four daughters and grandson. She sits on multiple non-for-profit boards, and has launched a local scholarship fund. She is the chairman and president of a charitable organization being developed in 2019. Hope's passions are found in promoting and developing leaders, youth STEM activities, and in-need community support and investment. Her early years were marked by her experiences within a hippie commune that shaped her approach and interaction with the world, and allows her to create order out of chaos.

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Book Blitz & Giveaway: Scorpius Rex by William Burke #promo #horror #giveaway #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @wburkeauthor

 


Horror/ Action Adventure

Date Published: July 20th

Publisher:  Severed Press


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Petroleum engineers drilling in the African desert uncover a pocket of mysterious, life-preserving gas, and the hellish creatures hibernating within—a colony of ten-foot prehistoric scorpions. After 400 million years, Scorpius Rex has risen to reclaim its throne as Earth’s apex predator.

When their USAID humanitarian mission goes awry, Dave Brank’s security team becomes trapped inside the drilling complex’s electrified perimeter. Now they’re locked in a life or death battle against hordes of flesh-eating scorpions prowling the labyrinth of machinery. Brank, a decorated soldier unjustly drummed out of the army, is determined to save his men and the nearby village. Outside the fence lurks another kind of monster—renegade commandos with a barbaric plan to lure the scorpions out . . . by feeding them women and children. Only Brank’s team can stop the slaughter and, just maybe, save the world. Unfortunately, these guys aren’t elite Navy SEALS or Delta Force Operators; they’re mercenaries—battle-scarred mavericks who kill to earn a living, not to save the world. But with humanity’s survival at stake and Brank calling the shots, even these hired guns can become heroes.

 




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Scorpius Rex is William Burke’s second novel, following a long career in film and television.  He was the creator and director of the Destination America paranormal series Hauntings and Horrors and the OLN series Creepy Canada, as well as producing the HBO productions Forbidden Science, Lingerie and Sin City Diaries. His work has garnered high praise from network executives and insomniacs watching Cinemax at 3 a.m.

During the 1990’s Burke was a staff producer for the Playboy Entertainment Group, producing eighteen feature films and multiple television series. He’s acted as Line Producer and Assistant Director on dozens of feature films—some great, some bad and some truly terrible.

Scorpius Rex is the glorious result of a childhood spent immersed in late night creature features, monster magazines and horror comics.


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