Friday, July 23, 2021

Cover Reveal: Clipped by Adrienne Alitowski #promo #bookcover #coverreveal #memoir #nonfiction #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @aalitowski @PublishingAcorn

 

Memoir

Date Published: November 4th 2021

Publisher: Acorn Publishing


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Clipped is a quirky memoir about a new mother whose desperation to get her baby to sleep catapulted her into becoming an inventor and small business owner—just before the world fell apart in 2008. 

As a full-time mother and entrepreneur, Adrienne Alitowski rolled out her invention, blankyclip®, to over thirty stores in the Buy Buy Baby national chain. LA Parent Expecting and Kids Today both made blankyclip a “Top Pick''. The United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded her three utility patents and a trademark. All that fabulous glory aside, Adrienne also learned what it’s like to pee through a hole in the floor of a Chinese factory, and to be pregnant and throw up on the street just before an investor meeting. These experiences led her down a path to write this memoir about sticking to your vision and being open to finding gold in the muck.

 

 

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As an actress Adrienne Alitowski has appeared on Broadway and toured with the National Theatre of the Deaf. Her television credits include “Will & Grace,” “Just Shoot Me,” “Everybody Loves Raymond “ and “Beverly Hills 90210,” among others. She produced and co-wrote her one-woman show, Just Tell Them You’re From Scarsdale, which she performed in New York and Los Angeles. The short film she directed, produced and starred in, Grace, played in film festivals from Sarasota to Santa Cruz. She created, produced and performed in the celebrity benefit, Glen Mary Glen Rose: Women Do Men, in Los Angeles, which raised funds for breast cancer research as well as awareness around the lack of diverse roles for women. As a new mom, she invented, patented and manufactured blankyclip, a stroller accessory. She sold blankyclips nationally in Buy Buy Baby, as well as in many boutiques across the country and around the world. Her product was recognized as a Top Pick in publications such as Fit Pregnancy and LA Parent Magazine. At her children’s elementary school, she produced an annual fundraising talent show and wrote grants to provide creative writing programs. She sat on the Education Board of Temple Sinai in Glendale, CA for five years. She is the mother of two, and lives in Los Angeles with her family. Clipped is her first book.

 

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Book Blitz: Don't Talk for Free by John Reger #promo #nonfiction #business #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @BookWriting1

 

 

Non Fiction - Sales & Selling - Business, Money, Sales

Date Published: June 2, 2021

Publisher: Elite Online Publishing



Sales is an art and it is a passion.

Those who are in sales are a different breed of people who are ambitious, determined, and self-driven. Closing a sale is a yearn, and salesmen do everything they can to achieve it. Do you know what it takes to be the greatest salesman? Don’t Talk for Free is a book that focuses on three main points to close a successful sale.

Nobody Walks

Understand that your position is to sell the product or service to the client, and you must articulate your words to sound genuine and convincing. Customers are a gift, do not let them walk.

Don’t Talk for Free

You are not an information booth. Do not waste the customer's time, and especially do not waste yours. Sharpen your skills to close the deal.

Don’t Leave Money on the Table

Get the most out of your sales. Do not give away the kitchen sink.

John Reger gives us his secret techniques in Don’t Talk for Free. John started his first business at age 18 and made millions of dollars. He built detailed systems in the art of selling. This book is a glimpse into the numerous years of skills he has accumulated and the selling techniques he teaches in his companies. This book will help you put more money into your pocket. A step-by-step guide to get the best bang for your buck. These new tactics and skills will help you refine your sales techniques to exceed your expectations.

Become a true salesman.


About The Author

John Reger is a successful entrepreneur and is currently the owner of ten businesses. He was born in Guam and grew up in Houston, Texas. John is goal-oriented and has a hunger to reach for success every day. His businesses range in a variety of shopping centers, clothing lines, window tinting, buildings, and HDS rental homes. He has amazing relations with commercial businesses who have partnered with him such as Hot Topic, Party City, Spirit Halloween, and hundreds of other outlets nationwide. His business is recognized internationally in the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia, and New Zealand.

John dropped out of school at the age of fifteen, and he began his entrepreneurship journey at the age of eighteen. He was determined to exceed expectations beyond recognition and was a firm believer in “never doing just enough.” He considers himself an engineer designer, contractor, and businessman all in one. This kind of ambition has taken the young entrepreneur beyond the roots of intellect by becoming a perspicacious achiever and a champion. Throughout his trials, John learned to ameliorate success in his failures. He took risks that ended up costing him fortunes, and even when those losses seem to have castigated him, his determination to rise above the error branded him as a true master of entrepreneurship.

John considers himself as a private man who rarely shows himself in news and media outlets. Instead, John reticently stays behind the scenes, blithely away from the world to focus on what truly matters, such as his wife, kids, and his businesses. A contributing factor to John’s entrepreneurship experiences was his father. He considers his father being “the smartest man in the world,” and was his mentor from his late adolescent years until his young adult life. John enjoys sharing his knowledge with other entrepreneurs. He wrote the book Don’t Talk for Free, about his successes and sales techniques.

Aside from his many achievements, John’s hobbies are car racing and boxing. He enjoys collecting exotic cars but also enjoys a casual life by driving his truck or Jeep Cherokee daily. He enjoys spending time with his six wonderful children and his beautiful wife.


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Cover Reveal: We Never Knew Just What It Was... by Mike Murphey #promo #coverreveal #nonfiction #comingsoon #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @PublishingAcorn @BooksMurphey

 


The Story of the Chad Mitchell Trio

Non-Fiction

Date to be Published: August 11th

Publisher: Acorn Publishing



Of all the groups to emerge during the folk era of the 1960’s, first the Chad Mitchell Trio and later The Mitchell Trio were unequivocally the best. Their complex harmonies, sense of comedic timing and stage presence were unique to the folk movement. They didn’t enjoy the commercial success of other groups because their material made political and social statements that radio and television refused to play. They were wildly popular, though, on college campuses throughout the country during this turbulent time and fostered political and social awareness among thousands of young men and women as they faced the challenging era ahead.

But as Mike, Chad and Joe Frazier raced along a frantic treadmill of rehearsals, recording sessions, nightclubs and concerts, Mike and Chad began to realize the demand for musical perfection was the only thing they had in common. Their personalities were and remain polar opposites. When Chad left in 1965, neither mourned the parting. John Denver replaced Chad. Two years later, Joe’s demons caught up to him forcing Mike and John to fire Joe.

When folk reunions became popular, fans and folk historians agreed that The Trio was the one group that would never take the stage again. Their schism was just too great.

Mike and Chad and Joe hadn’t spoken in twenty years. Then came a call. I will if he will. Their mentor and music director Milt Okun worried they were making a mistake. They couldn’t possibly be as good as their fans remembered.

They were. Mike and Chad kept their day jobs, and their distance. But once again, they shared the music.


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Mike Murphey is a native of New Mexico and spent almost thirty years as an award-winning newspaper journalist in the Southwest and Pacific Northwest. Following his retirement, he enjoyed a seventeen-year partnership with the late Dave Henderson, all-star Major League outfielder. Their company produced the Oakland A’s and Seattle Mariners adult baseball Fantasy Camps. He is author of the award-winning novels Section Roads and The Conman… a Baseball Odyssey along with his Physics, Lust and Greed time travel series. We Never Knew Just What it Was is his first effort at non-fiction. Mike loves books, cats, baseball and sailing. He splits his time between Spokane, Washington, and Phoenix, Arizona where he enjoys life as a writer and old-man baseball player.


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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Book Blitz: Key West Dead by Mark Nolan #promo #mystery #thriller #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @marknolan

 

 

Mystery-thriller and romantic suspense

Date Published: 03-31-2018



A beach wedding, with a hidden explosive device waiting to murder the newlyweds.

A kidnapped teenaged girl, strapped with an IED vest that turns her into a suicide bomber.

A former Marine and his girlfriend, along with their trained K-9, who volunteer to hunt for the bomb-maker.

There is trouble in paradise at Margaritaville Resort, where Jake and Sarah try moving in and living together for the first time to see how it goes. Suddenly they have far more than just their progressing relationship on the line. Now their very lives are at stake.

When a murderer begins threatening his friends, Jake vows to hunt him down and stop his crime spree. He and his former war dog, Cody, are soon following the twisted trail of an elusive bomb-maker whose explosive devices are wreaking havoc among the Florida Keys residents and tourists.

The killer is not amused by their interference in his plans, and he soon adds Jake, Sarah, and Cody to his list of targets.

With the islands under constant attack and everybody a suspect, the chase is on in a race against time, as the clock keeps ticking down toward a final heart-stopping confrontation that will bring the trio of Jake, Sarah and Cody face-to-face with death.

Will Cody's trained nose be able to hunt down the criminal in time, so Jake can stop his bombing spree before he detonates "the big one?" And will Jake and Sarah's relationship survive their life-threatening ordeal so they can sail away together to sunny islands? Read Key West Dead to find out what happens next.


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Mark Nolan is the Amazon Bestselling Author of the Jake Wolfe Series. Subscribe to his reader newsletter at marknolan.com for updates, specials, giveaways, and news.


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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Release Blitz & Giveaway: Clean Sweep by E.B. Lee #promo #releaseday #giveaway #contemporaryfiction #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @EvelynLeeAuthor

 

 

Contemporary
Fiction

Release Date: July 20, 2021

Publisher: Little Brown Dog Press, Pinehurst, NC USA



Carli Morris is looking forward to a quiet retirement. Earning billions from the sale of her Madison Avenue ad agency, she dreams of spending her golden years painting and giving back to society. But the heartbreaking discovery of a homeless woman poisoned to death reopens the wounds of Carli’s own tragic loss.

Realizing her busy career turned her away from the vulnerable, she throws herself on a mission to get the defenseless off the streets. But as she sacrifices her own needs to support others, her new colleague’s mental illness and Carli’s unresolved grief collide in a staggering sequence of events that will alter her life forever.

Can Carli dig deep and make a powerful, personal impact?

Clean Sweep is a dynamic literary novel. If you like moving revelations, gut-wrenching decisions, and life-affirming transformations, then you’ll love E. B. Lee’s enlightening tale.

Immerse yourself in this heartfelt journey today!


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E.B. Lee was raised in Weston, Connecticut, where she enjoyed the best of a then-rural town and easy train access to the high-energy world of New York City. She brings together elements of both worlds in her debut work of literary fiction, Clean Sweep, a heartfelt story of human connection, tough choices, and compassion. Ms. Lee and her husband have two grown daughters, one middle-aged dog, and have loved a variety of family pets along the way. Ms. Lee writes in North Carolina and Connecticut.


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Thursday, July 15, 2021

Book Tour & Book Review: The Boss Prince by Alix Nichols #blogtour #bookreview #giveaway #romanticcomedy #romanticsuspense #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours

 



It’s Raining Royals, Book 1

Romantic Comedy, Royal Romance, Romantic Suspense

Date Published: July 9, 2021



What if your boss was a prince?…


The week I got fired, I landed a government job in Paris.

Go, Lucie!

The bad news? My boss, Max Delaroche, looks like a remastered Greek god, as dazzling as the alarm in my head.

Whoop, whoop, whoop! Run while you can!


But the man intrigues me.

Wildly charismatic, he has no office savvy. He skips important staff meetings because they bore him to death. He won’t even say where he’s from!

Instead, he keeps staring at me like he’s on a treasure hunt and I have the map.


Who is this guy, and what exactly does he do here?


Could he be an undercover cop investigating government agencies?

Haha. I’m très hilarious.

If a cop can afford bespoke suits, then I’m a princess.

You shall call me Your Royal Highness, Lucie la Magnifique!

Looking for a romantic comedy that’s laugh-out-loud funny, steamy, and full of thrills? Look no further than The Boss Prince, book 1 in Alix Nichols’s new IT’S RAINING ROYALS series!




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I really enjoyed The Boss Prince. I was captivated from beginning to end. 
Wonderful characters that drew me in. It's a Royal Romance but there is mystery and suspense laced throughout. 
It's a great romance with all of the ups and downs and a great plot.
 
Sitting here glowing with satisfaction. I definitely recommend this book. 

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Alix Nichols is a caffeine addict, a fan of Mr. Darcy and an award-winning author. She pens sexy romantic comedies and sci-fi romances that “keep you hanging off the edge of your seat” (RT Book Reviews). At the age of six, she released her first book. It featured highly creative spelling on a dozen pages stitched together and bound in velvet paper. Decades later, she still writes. Her spelling has improved (somewhat). Currently she has one complete romance series "wide" and three in Kindle Unlimited. She lives in France with her family, including an almost-human dog.

**To read a rom-com and a sci-fi novelette FREE, visit: alixnichols.com/freebies (just copy and paste into your browser).**


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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Everybody Has a Story... These are Ours... by @audreynlewis1 #promo #fiction #shortstories #giveaway #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours

 

 


Fiction/Short Stories

Date Published: May 23, 2015

Publisher: Pressing On Press, Inc



This amazing collection pulls together seven independent stories, weaving them into a compelling, thought-provoking collection. Family relationships and friendships. Finding out place. This series of narratives explores events, experiences and memories. While focusing on the women (mother, sister, daughter and wife) — the men in the stories (father, brother, son and husband) provide intriguing counterpoints.

Lexi’s mom struggles to understand her daughter. Abigail, now grown, remembers her nanny Chamele and the life lessons she shared. Claire, the empty-nester and her “girls night out” group has an unusual twist. Then Megan – lost but not forgotten. In each story, you will find, nothing is exactly as it seems.


About the Author

Audrey N Lewis is the award winning author of, “Everybody has a story…These are ours”, a collection of seven short stories. Additionally, she has had several short stories and poems published in Short Story Town, Weird Mask Magazine, Evolving, and Cephalopress, Active Muse and Dissident Voice.

She is a mother, friend, daughter, wife. She is a dreamer who has climbed mountains, camped out on billboards in Times Square, and spent 23 years volunteering as the founder and executive director of a not-for-profit.She create fairy houses and dream catchers.She weaves stories that address everyday life events in not-so-typical ways, making readers question, "what if.”She is the square in a box of circles. A rule-breaker, a risk-taker, and a giver.


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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Book Tour & Book Review: Monet & Oscar: The Essence of Light by Joe Byrd #blogtour #bookreview #giveaway #historicalfiction #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @joembyrd

 


Historical Fiction

Date Published: March 11, 2021

Publisher: Giverny Books



A young WWI veteran searches for his French Impressionist father through encounters with Claude Monet and some of that movement’s key figures.




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Wow, this is REALLY well done. The author brings you plenty of history, you think you will get some with Monet being in the title, but the number of figures the characters come in contact with will astound you. It's great that Joe Byrd has so cleverly painted this story. It's full of rich history as well as a storyline that will completely draw in the reader from the start. Well done! 

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Joe Byrd's BS in Journalism and MA in Communications degrees inspired him to become a pioneer in electronic publishing. As a McGraw-Hill editor, he developed one of the first computer publishing systems. In the rapidly developing PC software industry, he co-authored one of his two books using PC desktop publishing software, the first for a major publishing house. He developed the first technical support website in the software industry. In his fifty-year career, he published magazines, wrote research reports, and developed conferences in the US and Europe for the digital photography industry. He launched one of the first digital photography dot coms. This is his first novel.


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Monday, July 12, 2021

Book Tour & Book Review: I Can Be... Fun STEM Activities for Kids #blogtour #review #giveaway #kids #children #stem #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @doverpubs

 



I Can Be... Fun STEM Activities for Kids


Children's Activity Books
4 Book Series


Filled with entertaining and educational activities, these full-color books are the perfect way to introduce young children to many of today’s most important STEM subjects.


I Can Be a Math Magician: Fun STEM Activities for Kids

978-0-486-83922-6

 Date Published: 10/16/2019

  Publisher: Dover Publications

 

Math is magical with this colorful activity book! It's easy to entertain family and friends as you complete mysterious number squares and "Magic Multiples," play a prime number card game, and draw fractal trees. This book offers a fun and meaningful way to explore how math is an important part of everyday life.

 

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About the Author Anna Claybourne

Anna Claybourne is an award-winning science writer and has authored many books for Usborne Publishing, A&C Black, and Franklin Watts. She writes mainly nonfiction, covering topics such as science, art, wildlife, and fashion. In addition, she has also published books about Shakespeare, myths and legends, and retellings of literary classics. She is based in Edinburgh.

 

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Katie Kear is a young British illustrator who has been creating artwork for as long as she can remember. She loves creating new worlds and characters, and she hopes to spread joy and happiness with her art. She is a graduate of the University of Gloucestershire with a First Class BA Hons Illustration degree.

 

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Claudia Martin is the author of many books and online articles for children and young adults. Her favorite subjects are history, current affairs, geography, the natural world, and technology. She lives in London with her family.

 

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I Can Be a Rocket Scientist

Date Published: 10/16/2019

Publisher: Dover Publications

 

Find out what it takes to become a rocket scientist! With this out-of-this-world activity book, you can make a scale model of the solar system, build a prototype rocket from a plastic container, and try real astronaut fitness exercises. You'll discover Earth's place in space, fun facts about the other planets in our solar system, how gravity works, and lots of other fascinating cosmic information.

 

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I Can Be an Awesome Inventor

Date Published: 10/16/2019

Publisher: Dover Publications

 

Put on your thinking cap and get inventive! Make a musical instrument from glass bottles, use a drop of water to create a microscope, develop your own computer programming language, and more! Filled with interesting fun facts and entertaining activities, this book will inspire you to create your own inventions.

 

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I Can Be a Science Detective

Date Published: 10/16/2019

Publisher: Dover Publications

 

Do you have what it takes to become a science sleuth? Of course you do! Discover how to gather clues and collect evidence to catch a thief, follow instructions to extract DNA from strawberries, take your own fingerprints, analyze handwriting, and much more. While you're having fun inspecting, detecting, and experimenting, you'll be learning all about the intriguing world of forensic science and its important role in real life.

 

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I was surprised by the number of activities. You get a lot with these books. The author does a great job of creating activities that are fun for young ones while making them easy on the parent. That seems to always be my issue, having the activities require too much or take too much to set up. 

Keep your kids mind engaged with these fun activities. 

 

 

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Friday, July 9, 2021

Book Tour & Book Review: Maya Loop #blogtour #bookreview #giveaway #middlegrade #fantasy #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @BookBuzznet

 



Middle Grade Fantasy

Release Date: June 26, 2021

Publisher: Mapleton Press



Get ready to meet the blue haired girl from Baltimore who saves the world.

Following maps her grandmother drew before she disappeared, Maya Loop, the brave, blue-haired girl from Baltimore, has to depend on her wits and bravery to face the alien race of Landions who have taken her grandmother and best friends to an underground world of creatures living beyond the limits of time. The Landions are not only trying to end the human race but erase them completely. A delightfully fast-paced story crackling with energy, Maya Loop meets young readers in the wide-open world of being a kid where everything feels like magic.


Praise for Maya Loop:

"Maya Loop is Alice in Wonderland meets the Wizard of Oz, with the sweet tinge of Fortnite and Percy Jackson thrown in. I loved every page." - Linda Sands, Award winning Georgia Author of the Year

"Readers interested in a passionate journey of determination and evolving wisdom will find Maya Loop unpredictable, driven by understandable emotions and extraordinary events that lead Maya to a new form of determination and courage." - Midwest Book Review




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Exciting and full of adventure, Maya Loop is a captivating and thrilling story. 

I liked that so many memorable characters pop up to enliven the tale. 

Lis Anna-Langston's descriptive writing helps the reader picture the world she has created. 

For me Middle-Grade books always need humor and imagination, this really delivered there as well! 

About the Author


Lis Anna-Langston was raised along the winding current of the Mississippi River on a steady diet of dog-eared books. She attended a Creative and Performing Arts School from middle school until graduation and went on to study Literature at Webster University. Her two novels, Gobbledy and Tupelo Honey have won the Parents’ Choice Gold, Moonbeam Book Award, Independent Press Award, Benjamin Franklin Book Award and NYC Big Book Awards. Twice nominated for the Pushcart award and Finalist in the Brighthorse Book Prize, William Faulkner Fiction Contest and Thomas Wolfe Fiction Award, her work has been published in The Literary Review, Emerson Review, The Merrimack Review, Emrys Journal, The MacGuffin, Sand Hill Review and dozens of other literary journals. She draws badly, sings loudly, loves ketchup, starry skies & stories with happy aliens.

You can find her in the wilds of South Carolina plucking stories out of thin air.


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