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Jessie’s Hope Blog Tour

Jessie's Hope Blog Tour

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Can a sliver of hope lead to everlasting love?

Years ago, an accident robbed Jessie Smith’s mobility. It also stole her mother and alienated her from her father. When Jessie’s high school sweetheart Matt Jansen proposes, her parents’ absence intensifies her worry that she cannot hold on to those she loves.

With a wedding fast approaching, Jessie’s grandfather Homer has a goal to find the perfect dress for “his Jessie,” one that would allow her to forget, even if for a moment, the boundaries of her wheelchair. But financial setbacks and unexpected sabotage hinder his plans.

Determined to heal from her past, Jessie initiates a search for her father. Can a sliver of hope lead to everlasting love when additional obstacles—including a spurned woman and unpredictable weather—highjack Jessie’s dream wedding?

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Book Spotlight: Emancipation by Jo Michaels

Your world is about to change.
The highly anticipated psychological thriller
EMANCIPATION
by award-winning author Jo Michaels
is now available here.

Read on…

Tobias Butler has been sitting on death row since being sentenced for a gruesome murder in 2007. Bored out of his mind, he decided to apply to the online pen pal program in 2012. It’s a pleasant distraction—nothing more, nothing less—for three years, until he’s contacted by a beautiful, smart young lawyer named Jess. She’s convinced he’s innocent and wants to see him freed. As they organize their attack on the judicial system, he wonders how she plans to get his conviction overturned—because he’s guilty, and he knows it. Jess is desperate to release him—and he’s desperate to feel his hands squeeze the life out of her once she does.

This novel will keep you on the edge of your seat. Tobias is planning to murder the beautiful attorney, Jessica, who’s promising to get him released from prison. See what happens as he manipulates her into believing in love, second chances, and justice for the wrongfully accused. She wants his love, and he wants her soul. What will happen when she sets him free?

You’ll pray he doesn’t get the girl.

But you can get him.
Buy your copy on Amazon here.

This isn’t your mother’s romance novel. It’s 70k words of dark, gritty, and terrifying.

Nightlights will become the norm as Tobias sucks you into his world and leaves you breathless.

About the author:

Jo Michaels is…

Hi, I’m Jo. Let’s forget all the “Jo Michaels is blah, blah, blah” stuff and just go with it. I’m a voracious reader (often reading more than one book at a time), a writer, a book reviewer, a mom, a wife, and one of the EICs at INDIE Books Gone Wild. I have an almost photographic memory and tend to make people cringe at the number of details I can recall about them and/or their book(s). My imagination follows me around like a conjoined twin and causes me to space out pretty often or laugh out loud randomly in completely inappropriate situations.

One of my favorite things is hearing from fans! You can find me on social media most any day of the week. Connect! I’d love to hear from you.

Ways to follow:

Website  ~  Facebook  ~  Twitter  ~  Blog  ~  Pinterest  ~  Instagram  ~  Tsu  ~  YouTube  ~  Wattpad  ~  Amazon Author Page  ~  Goodreads

Just in case you missed that link, you can score your copy of this novel here.

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I hope you all enjoyed the heck out of this post, and I hope you come and join the party on Facebook. I’m over there giving away themed prizes and all manner of fun stuff. Come on down! We’ll be at it from 11AM EST until I’m exhausted and can’t take anymore!
Well, that’s all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!
Jo 

Miles Away by Addison Kline Blog Tour



Title: Miles Away
Author: Addison Kline
Genre: Mystery/Suspense 






The mafia couldn’t kill him. 
Prison couldn’t break him. 
Going home threatens to do both. 

Miles Capadonno has made some mistakes. Once part of the Capadonno crime family, he took the fall for another member of the crime family who once tried to kill him. At age 17, they put a contract out on Miles’ head for neglecting to complete a job. It was a matter of priority. Miles went to his dying mother’s side instead of picking up stolen merchandise from the ship yard. When you’re in with the Capadonno’s, whether you’re blood or sworn in, when they say jump you jump, when they say kill you kill. Ignoring an order is an offense of the highest degree. When they couldn’t kill him, they let Miles take the fall for another Capadonno family member. Now 15 years later, Miles is being released. He is ready to put his past behind him. There’s only one problem. There is still a contract on Miles’ head. This time, Miles is man enough to collect on owed debts, and he will not back down from the family that stabbed him in the back. 

Leticia “Letty” Alves is a saucy Latina and Miles’ old high school girlfriend. She was only 16 when Miles was arrested, but she hasn’t stopped wondering about the boy who charmed her all those years ago. Now working as a nurse for a home health agency, Letty’s priorities are to take care of herself and her 18 month old son, Gabriel. But when Miles walks back into her life everything changes, and suddenly, the family that she had avoided all her life, is now breathing down her neck looking for Miles. Letty is no damsel in distress, though. She’s a fighter, and she never backs down from a challenge. 

Sparks fly when Miles and Letty reunite. Can they put their differences aside to become one again? Can Miles set down his pride and accept the help and love that Letty can provide? Will Letty get over her resentment over being left so long ago when Miles was arrested? Only readers know for sure. 


Welcome to Carrion, New Jersey, where the Capadonno’s call the shots. Miles was away for so long, but now the prodigal son has returned. One thing is for sure, the family business isn’t ready for a bastard like him.


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Addison Kline is an award winning, best selling novelist who writes mystery,


psychological thrillers and romantic suspense novels. She lives in


Pennsylvania with her husband, their sons and two rambunctious dogs.


Addison has had a love affair with the written word since before she


entered school. Her grandmother taught her the glory of taking an


adventure in the pages of a book. When Addison isn’t writing, you can

find her reading, going for an adventure with her sons, or traveling

with her family.








Guest Post #Double Book Tour


Hello Everyone!
Today, I have the pleasure of hosting Synful Desire and Adonis on my blog as part of their blog tour. Their new releases Simmer: Smoothe & Sweet and H.E.R. (Handy: Extended Release) will be out soon and if you’re a fan of romance I suggest you check out their books.
For their guest post, Desire and Adonis will be talking about trends in the erotic genre. There is adult material in their posts and it’s not suited for all audiences, so please be advised.
Without further ado, I give you Synful Desire and Adonis Mann.

Desire:Hi Miss Carol! Thanks for having us on your blog. Your color scheme is interesting … to say the least. What do you think Donny dear?
Adonis:Hello Carol. Thank you for having me here. It’s wonderful to take a spin around your blog, as I believe it is my first visit.
Desire:From what I hear, you are one who writes romance with a bit of drama. Both Simmer: Smoothe& Sweet and H.E.R. (Handy: Extended Release)definitely deliver plenty of that. Now, Donny and I could have easily just dropped off the videos (which I think we will do anyway because they are the #Hotness), put in an excerpt and have been on our way.
However, we want to do something different.
Since he and I both write LGBT type works, focusing on erotica, we would like to share some current trends that quite frankly, make my hairs frizz and Donny cringe.
I. Limited Vocabulary for Luscious Locations
Desire:One of my top peeves is how … should we say … limited the vocabulary is for the male and female genitalia. I mean, if I see one more “cunt”, “lovebox”, and “snatch” I’m going to throw a stiletto! There is nothing box like about my v-jay jay, if you get what I mean. Why can’t people come up with words that make my body automatically want to prepare for seduction instead of make me want to just run for the heels? Yet, no sexual preference is immune to this mediocrity and it is a travesty!
Adonis:Personally, if I see the words “cock” or “dick” one more time, I’m going to throw my Kindle out the window … or perhaps not, it cost me a lot of money. There is nothing more repugnant about reprehensible and vulgar language in a written work of art. Perhaps it is my sapiosexual nature, but what turns me on is a sensual stream of verbiage that makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand. There’s nothing sexy about a “cock”, for it makes me think of a rooster. And the word “dick” derives from a nickname as well as a whale. How is that attractive at all?
II. Attractiveness is NOT a Dictatorship
Desire:Speaking of attractiveness, I am a believer that “attractive” is in the eye of the beholder. When I put myself in the role of a reader, I don’t want the author to dictate to me that a certain body type, skin tone, hair style, etc. is sexy. Simply put, although I know the trend is to put one’s definition of hot bodies on the cover of works, I do not like it because it takes away my ability to imagine what the person looks like. What if I don’t like a man who has a lot of tattoos or piercings, yet a cover of a pierced tattooed man is all in my face? What if a woman with long weave is a turn off, yet a cover has weave, glorious weave? It just douses out the fantasy before it even begins, for the author’s fantasy of sexy may not necessarily be the reader’s fantasy of sexy.
Adonis:For me, there is nothing sexier than the sensual and whimsical nature of the imagination. To give something a brand is to take away the freedom of the mind’s eye. Words create images, and in everyone’s mind, the image differs. What may be sexy to me may not be to my neighbor. Therefore, using the magnificence of diction is like using paint on a canvas.
III. Embellishment in “Now Play” instead of Foreplay
Desire:Donny, it is funny that you should speak of painting a canvas. Art can be depicted in many ways, yet more often than not, sex is written about in the same style, particularly in the LGBT community. Allow me a bit of digression, if you will.

  • One person is at (pick a location)
  • A person in the background catches said person’s eye.
  • Unspoken glances and/or little if any meaningful dialogue.
  • Location shifts to where one-on-one action can be facilitated
  • Action begins, going directly for oral, anal or vaginal stimulation or penetration
  • The End
Yawn … yawn … yawn. 
Where is the foreplay? Where is the buildup? Where is the opportunity to create something different from just “meet, greet, and fuck” type situations?
It’s like writers, even those in the LGBT community, are playing to the stereotypes associated with us—that we are horny and sex crazed most of the time, and we don’t have moments where there is behavior like normal, everyday couples. The biggest argument I hear is that no reader wants to read about “everyday activities”, yet it takes away the possibility that there is more than one type of reader out there. Also, why can’t everyday activities be something worth reading about? They can be, if the right diction is used to supercharge the imagination.
Adonis:Desire, I believe that the problem is that people are in a rush to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop. It seems as though foreplay has been lost and replaced with “now play”. The word “foreplay” implies that there is interaction before satisfaction. Yet society is too fixated on satisfaction first and interaction later. This provides absolutely NO realism to a story and in turn, does not give the reader the sensation that said things could be possible.
If I were in a rush to get to the action, I would just watch a cheap porn flick. There’s nothing more exhilarating than the thrill of the hunt.

Desire: This has been enjoyable but we must be going. A bit of food at our favorite café, and then to do some much needed shopping!

Adonis: Desire, it’s your turn to choose the nail polish color. Farewell, dear Carol.

Wrapped with a Bow Blog Tour

Title: WRAPPED WITH A BOW
Tag: The Crazy Lady Authors Present A Blizzard of Books – 9 Holiday Stories as Unique as a Snowflake.
Blurb: Come warm your toes by our fire, relax, and indulge yourself with this box set of amazing tales. In the spirit of the season, the Crazy Ladies present this gift of heartfelt stories that will make you laugh, cry, and give thanks for the many blessings in your life. From our heart to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas.
Stories:
Aubree Lane — The Kissing Ball
Cherime MacFarlane — A White Cat For Christmas
RE Hargrave — Sugar & Spice
Teri Riggs — True Love Never Dies
Ella Medler — Frozen Heart
Mychele E. Gwynn — Sophie’s Wish
Jennifer Bryan Yarbrough — Christmas for Faith
Samantha Jacobey — Christmas Candy
Holly Barbo — The Crystal Snowflake
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The Kissing Ball
Aubree Lane
Bio:
Aubree Lane lives in the beautiful foothills of Northern California with her husband, two wonderful sons, and a super special peek-a-poo named Tanner.
Blurb:
Sparks fly when the non-profit One in One-Fifty and Melissa Ellison team up to create mistletoe magic for the town’s Christmas dance. The hanging spheres of kissable kindness kickoff holiday happiness and ornamental optimism, but all is not what it seems. An evil elf lurks in the shadows, conspiring to prey on those most vulnerable. Will Melissa find the miracle she needs to protect the ones she’s grown to love and respect?
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A White Cat For Christmas
Cherime MacFarlane
Bio:
Born in New Orleans, I am proud to call myself an Alaskan. I have lived here for 38 years, I have seen -40 degrees, hauled water, made bear bacon and still live in a cabin. I have used a fishwheel to catch salmon coming up the Copper River. I have cut firewood on shares and worked as a cocktail waitress during pipeline days in a small lodge on the Richardson Highway. I was my second husband’s chief mechanic’s helper and roadie.
My second husband, a Scot from Glasgow, was the love of my life. When I write Scots dialect, I personally experienced hearing it from my in-laws. When my husband got on the phone to Scotland, after 5 seconds I could barely understand a word.
We moved to Wasilla to get warm. It barely drops past -25 degrees here in the winter. I became a paralegal and worked for over 26 years for the same firm. Thousands of documents I have written have been before various judges all over the state.
Alaska is my home. I never thought I would love it so much I’d never want to leave. The beauty of Alaska is a draw I cannot resist. I love the people and the history. I have been captured by a place I came to under duress. Life does play some interesting tricks on one. I lost my first husband to alcohol. My second husband, the love of my life, died as a result of disease. We were not apart more than 24 hours for 20 plus years. I never wanted to be anywhere but with him. He was a man to run the river with and was my biggest fan.
Blurb:
Mike has a very good reason to be careful. His business leaves him open to threats and possibly violence. He is suspicious of the woman hanging around the old dilapidated garage near the road. What is she doing on his property?
Angie saw the little kitten on the way to work. The poor little thing is living under the old shed. She wants to rescue it before the temperature drops so low it freezes to death. The big man is intimidating, but the kitten needs help, and she’ll take on the irate homeowner if she has too.
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Sugar & Spice
RE Hargrave
Bio:
R.E. Hargrave lives on the outskirts of Dallas, TX where she prides herself on being a domestic engineer. Married to her high school sweetheart, together they are raising three children from elementary age to college age. She is an avid reader, a sometimes quilter and now, a writer. Other hobbies include gardening and a love of a music.
A native ‘mutt,’ Hargrave has lived in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Alabama, Texas, and California. She is fond of setting her stories on location in South Carolina and Texas, but its anybody’s guess as to what the genre will be!
Blurb:
Lacey Harrison has been dealt an unexpected hand in life: being a single mom. With her father’s help and that of the residents at Royal Hills Nursing Home, she thrives and goes on to become a successful baker. She is content with her life but knows that she and her daughter Candy are missing something. Will things change for the better when Trent Childress moves into town and adds some spice to her sugar?
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True Love Never Dies
Teri Riggs
Bio:
Teri Riggs was destined to be a writer.  As a small girl she didn’t read bedtime stories, she made up her own.  Who needed Little Red Riding Hood or The Three Little Pigs when there were so many great tales bouncing around in her head?  When she grew up and became a mother to three little girls, she continued the tradition of making up bedtime stories.  On the occasions she chose to tell conventional fairytales, Teri usually gave them a bit of tweaking here and there or added a new ending.  Her girls loved it.
After her daughters had the nerve to actually grow up and leave home, Teri discovered she had a passion for writing and jumped right in.  It came as no surprise she chose to write mysteries and happily-ever-after’s since that’s the genres she loves to read.
Teri lives in Marietta, Georgia with her husband, one of her daughters and two dogs that seem to think they rule the world.  And some days Teri thinks maybe they do.
Teri still frequently tells herself stories as she falls asleep.  The only difference now is she wakes up the next morning and turns her bedtime stories into books.
Stay in touch with Teri:
Blurb:
Samantha has mourned the tragic Christmas Eve death of her husband for three years. During that time, she’s moved to a home in the small town of Heaven’s Beach, has made plenty of new friends, and owns the local art gallery. She should be happy. Instead, she misses Nate, the love of her life, to the point of distraction. To make matters worse, her mind seems to be playing tricks on her lately and she begins to see images that can’t possibly be real.
With the help of her friends and mother-in-law, Sami has finally decided it’s time to pull her life together once and for all. But is it ever truly possible to move on?
Or is it a fact that True Love Never Dies?
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Frozen Heart
Ella Medler
Bio:
Ella Medler is a U.K. author and editor. She writes fiction in many genres in a seemingly vain attempt to slow down her overactive brain enough to write non-fiction on subjects she knows a thing or two about. She also does not believe in the starchy use of English and ignores the type of rule that doesn’t allow for a sentence to be finished in a preposition. Her books are action-driven, and well-developed characters are her forte. Loves: freedom. Hates: her inner censor.
And in many other questionable places.
Blurb:
Quiet and listless, the glass heart sat hidden under layers of unremarkable clutter, its secret safe. The human hands had touched it often through the strata of debris, but until now, had never uncovered it fully. At last, the yellow duster cut through the grime, and the heart began to shift. It would most likely have frozen over again, up on its high shelf, if the cat’s careless pouncing hadn’t made if fall into a box full of tinsel. This is how the history of time and place began to change – with the story of the frozen heart.
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Sophie’s Wish
Michele E. Gwynn
Bio:
Michele E. Gwynn spent eight years writing as a freelance journalist for newspaper, magazines, and contributed to sites online such as Yahoo Voices, Open Salon, FashionErotica.com, AlwayzTherro.com, and Examiner.com to name a few. Still, she always loved a good story and after an attempt at screenwriting for the debut of Project Greenlight in 2000, she decided that fiction was what she really loved creating so her fingers began to type. She is now a published author (briefly under the umbrella of Beau Coup Publishing before going Indie) of three series; the Kriminal Erotic Series (a crime/detective series with steam), the Angelic Hosts Series (a spiritual action/adventure suspense/mystery with a twist of romance), and the Harvest Trilogy (a horror/sci-fi series inspired by a true event). She has authored a stand-alone contemporary romance, Waiting a Lifetime, which is currently an official selection for nomination in The Romance Reviews Readers Choice Awards Winter 2015, and will be publishing her very first dark paranormal romance, Darkest Communion, Halloween 2015. She has a lot of literary irons in the fire planned for 2016 to include the first novel in her new series, The Ghosts of Cardiff, (a supernatural murder mystery series), and a collaboration with a fellow author as well which is still under wraps so “Sssh!”
Blurb:
A child of destiny, Sophie Fairchild’s origins were a mystery to her parents, Nanette and Charles. Unable to conceive on their own, Nanette had prayed to God every day at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Montmartre located on the Rue du Chevalier-de-Barre in Paris that He would bless her and her husband with a child. Found on their doorstep one winter morning tucked away in a wicker basket, surrounded by two fat cats and several doves, Sophie was the answer to their prayers. Five years later, the Fairchild’s find themselves once again wondering from where and whom Sophie came. After bringing home countless animals from stray cats to injured birds, she has now befriended a homeless girl with no family of her own. Dogged by tragedy, the young girl experiences heartbreaking loss. Stalked by darkness, she enters the Basilica seeking change to buy bread, but ‘borrowing’ from the donation box turns disastrous. Sophie watches as a child with sticky fingers runs out of the church as if the very devil himself was in hot pursuit. Concerned, she takes off after her, finding her hiding in a dark alley. Still, Sophie knows she has nothing to fear, and once again, she brings home a homeless stray determined to help, unaware that darkness follows. With Christmas fast approaching, Sophie seeks a way to give her new friend, Cecilia, a very special gift…with the help of an angel or three. But will she be safe from the prophesy that her kind act has put into play?
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Christmas for Faith
Jennifer Bryan Yarbrough
Bio:
Jennifer Bryan Yarbrough is the author of the Porter Kingston Series. Lost and Found is her first published novel in this series. Other books in the series are Found By Love (Book 2), Found at Last (Book 3) and her recently released book, Eden’s Kiss (Book 4).
Jennifer also writes under the name J B Yarbrough for teens. You can check out her short story under that name, The Tree House, on Amazon.com.
Jennifer currently resides in Oklahoma where she was born and raised and lives with her husband and 3 children. When she isn’t writing she is spending time with her family or reading and finding new authors to love.
Blurb:
Christmas… That one word brings so many different emotions to the surface for Faith, and none of them good. After her boss forces her to take a holiday vacation, she spirals down into terrible loneliness.
Having no friends or family in her life, Faith finds herself spending most of her time at the local diner. It’s there that she meets her first friend; Prudence, a loud and opinionated waitress who turns out to be the mother figure Faith always dreamed of having.
When Prudence’s single, gorgeous nephew, Alek, appears out of the blue, Faith starts to question why she has always chosen to be alone. Alek tries his best to show Faith the life that she has been missing out on, and decides to show her the true meaning of Christmas. His charm forces her to let down her guard, to have a little faith, and to trust him, but in the process, she begins to question everything about herself. Can Faith trust a man she barely knows not to hurt her as her own family has done? Will love heal her lonely heart, and will there finally be a happy Christmas for Faith?
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The Crystal Snowflake
Holly Barbo
Bio:
Holly’s world is shaped by her love of family, the beauty of the natural world and an irrepressible creative drive. She has always been curious and sees life through questions. These four characteristics color her writing voice and her stories frequently evolve from her asking “What if….?” Her tales tend to have non-urban settings with nature contributing to the plot, building discordant themes inside a seemingly peaceful refrain.
Holly weaves alternative worlds with threads from today.
Find more of Holly’s books here:
Blurb:
When Chayse’s friend is murdered before he can get protective custody, she and her department in Homeland Security are thrust into a race to stop a destructive cyber worm from wiping out all bank and stock market records during Christmas break. The good news: there’s an inoculating code which will stop the worm. The bad news: it’s hidden in a special crystal concealed in the sculpted walls of a beautiful ice hotel in the Lapland region of Sweden and the terrorists are searching for it too. As the snow flurries of November freeze into December, each side rushes to find the crystal with entirely different goals. Will the Christmas holiday bring destruction for the Western financial systems?
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Christmas Candy
Samantha Jacobey
Bio:
Anyone who knows me could tell you, I am a friendly kind of person, never met a stranger and take up conversations anywhere at any time. I work hard, and my mind never seems to shut down, as I wake up often in the middle of the night with ideas pouring out and demanding to be dealt with. Of course that means much of my books were written in the middle of the night.
I grew up and still live in the great state of Texas where everything is bigger, where we have warm weather and a central location. I love my state, my town, and my family, which includes my four sons, my significant other, and many friends as well.
I have thoroughly enjoyed writing this story and hope that you will love reading it just as much. And of course, there will be many more adventures to come.
You can follow Samantha Jacobey at:
Blurb:
Life isn’t always sweet, even for girls called Candy.
Candice Parker’s life has never been easy. Plagued by losses and setbacks, each day is a struggle for the petite brunette and her young son. When fireman Gary enters her world, he is one mistake she refuses to make; but after tragedy strikes, she may not have a choice.
Gerald Ford has never been what anyone would call settled. Always keeping things simple, he lived a fast and furious lifestyle, with no intentions of slowing down. However, when he inherits his family’s ancestral mansion on his thirtieth birthday, he considers the possibility that it’s time for a change. Could this complicated young woman be his Christmas Candy?
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The Legend of the Christmas Spider
A long time ago, a mother prepared for Christmas Eve. She cleaned and scrubbed her home, chasing the spiders from the living room with her broom. The spiders fled to the attic and listened to the excitement below as the Christmas tree was put up and decorated. When all was quiet again, the little spiders crept back downstairs to see the beautiful tree. They were filled with happiness as they crawled along every branch, admiring the glittering beauty of each ornament. But alas, by the time they had finished climbing through the tree, it was completely draped with their dusty, gray cobwebs.
When the Christ child came, He smiled as He looked upon the happy little spiders, however, He knew the mother would be heartbroken when she saw the shrouded tree. So He reached out and touched the webs and, blessing them, turned them into silver and gold. Now the Christmas tree sparkled and shimmered and was even more beautiful than before. Thus the custom to have tinsel of silver and gold and a spider ornament amongst the other decorations on the Christmas tree was born.

~ Author Unknown

Riverview Series Blog Tour

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Welcome to my stop on the Riverview Series by Melissa A. Hanson Blog Tour! Today, I will be featuring both A Healing Heart and A Healing Spirit. Be sure to check out the special sale being offered by Melissa in honor of this tour!
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On a bitter cold winter night Bailey Walsh’s family was killed in a traffic accident. Two years later as she lives with her aunt and uncle in Southern California, Bailey is still plagued by the nightmares of that terrible night. Everywhere around her are reminders of what she lost. Even her aunt, in a cruel twist of fate, is not just her mom’s sister, but her identical twin. Babysitting Riley, a spunky two-year old, is a sweet distraction and one constant light in her life. One day as she takes Riley to the park she meets Collin McKenna, a senior at her high school and her life is changed forever as he helps her find herself and realize her life is worth living. As the romance between them grows her broken heart begins to heal. However, still nagging in the back of her conscious is the fear that her newfound happiness could come crashing down and she could lose everything she loves, yet again. Outside forces begin to tear them apart and Bailey must learn to trust in herself and realize that she is worthy of happiness. That sometimes love and healing comes in unexpected forms. A Healing Heart, is a story about first love, life’s unexpected tragedies, and the miracles that make it possible to move forward.
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A freak ski accident brings nineteen-year old Mia Kinney within minutes of death. Hurt and scared, Mia is calmed by the southern drawl and clear green eyes of her rescuer.

Twenty-one year old Dylan Blackburn is one of the first Ski Patrol members on the scene. As his patient is airlifted to the local trauma center, he can’t shake her from his thoughts. As Mia fights for her life, Dylan, is haunted by the blonde hair beauty, and knows he needs to make sure she’s going to be okay. With a troubled past Dylan has vowed never to completely open himself up to another girl, but Mia continues to knock down every wall he’s constructed. When his past arrives at his front door and threatens once again someone that he loves, will Dylan be able to save Mia yet again? Or will he be too late this time? A story of love, friendship, and the determination to turn a horrible experience into something worthwhile.

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A Peek Inside the Books:

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About Melissa:

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Melissa A. Hanson lives in Southern California with her husband and two sons. Growing up in Southern California, inspiration for the city of “Riverview” is based on her hometown. Melissa enjoys scrapbooking and reading when time permits.
A Healing Heart was her first completed novel, and book 1 of the Riverview Series. It is Bailey & Collin’s story.
A Healing Spirit, book 2 has now been released and is book 2 of the Riverview Series. It is Mia & Dylan’s story.
Each book is a stand-alone novel.
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A New Life Series Finisher Set by Samantha Jacobey


Blog Tour:
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Nov 1st – Nov 11th
A New LifeSeries – Starter Kit


Captive – A New Life Series


Book 1 of a New Life Series – Formerly ‘Life of Recovery’

To what lengths would you go to break away from a life filled with pain andsuffering?
Tori Farrell has lived a dangerous life. When you grow up with a MotorcycleGang of Mercenaries and Drug Lords like the Dragons, a normal life is more likea fairytale. For years, she accepted her dark reality, a world consisting ofdrugs, sex, violence and murder. In the end, she learned the most valuablelesson: survival.

After years of being ruled by the Dragons, Tori uses her skills of seductionand assassination to free herself from the grasp of the people who vowed theywould never let her go. Taken in by the FBI, she fears not everything is whatit seems, and soon finds herself lost in a web of lies and deceit. She thoughtgetting away from the Dragons would put her on a path to a new and better life,but now she must face the cold hard truth” there is always a price to be paid.

Bound – A New Life Series


Book 2 of a New Life Series – Formerly ‘Life of Doubt’

Raised by bikers and held by the FBI, Tori Farrell has literally walked overdead men to get to where she is today.

When she broke the ties to her dark and twisted life with the Dragons, shethought it would give her a fresh start and a chance to live a normal life.However, she soon discovered the demons from her past have no desire to let hergo.

Bound to a halfway house under orders of the FBI, Tori takes things day by day,working to move forward and to face her own addictions. With her true identitya mystery and no family to turn to, she must learn to accept the love andsupport of those around her. When a mysterious and charismatic man walks intoTori’s life, she believes she’s finally found someone who wants her for who sheis. But sometimes danger doesn’t hide cloaked in darkness” It comes out intothe light of day in the form of a smooth talking bad boy who appears to beeverything you’ve been looking for, but is really the one thing you should berunning from”
Entwined – A New Life Series



Book 3 of a New Life Series

There is nothing crueler than getting a taste of something you’ve fought hardto reach, only to have it ripped away, sending your world into a tailspin

Tori wants to put the past behind her, but it’s a daunting task when you havethe FBI trying to force you back into the life you’ve escaped. When a ghostfrom her past visits, it could be the leverage they need to do exactly that”” put her back into the game of murder and deceit. Tori has decided torun, in an attempt to protect her new friends, by fleeing from LA.

Wanting a place to call home and feel safe from the madness, she sets out witha plan to disappear and hide in anonymity. Her idea only holds one flaw ””a man she can’t shake, who won’t take ‘No’ for an answer.

She soon discovers that getting a new life means she must first lay to rest thedemons of her past.

Warning:

BOOK-MA – This book is specifically designed to be viewed by adults andtherefore is unsuitable for children under 17.

L – Coarse language
S – Sexual content
V – Violence

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A New Life Series – Finisher Set

Exposed (New Life #4)




Book 4 in A New Life Series

When seduction and danger are all you’ve ever known can you ever truly leave itbehind?

When Tori walked away from a life of crime, she set forth on a path ofredemption and discovery. She found a man to call her own, and a life she wouldgive anything to keep. But love and life aren’t always beautiful orkind…sometimes they are painful and traitorous.

For years, Tori’s drug of choice was alcohol, but through hard work andself-determination she has learned to exist without it. Suddenly faced with hertrue identity, and the danger of having friends and family destroyed by theworld she left behind, she finds herself once again lost in a dark world filledwith sex. drugs and murder.

She thought that a life of normalcy is what she wanted most, but when she getsa small taste of the dangerous life she once lived, she is forced to face thefacts…not all of the demons are found on the outside.

 Indelible – Book 5 of A New Life Series



What do you do if you discover the life you’re living isn’t the one you weremeant to have?

Tori Farrell’s path has been a long one. She was raised by a Motorcycle Gangcalled the Dragons, trained as an assassin, and lived by the sword in a worldconsisting of drugs, sex, violence and murder. She made her escape, and evensuccessfully thwarted a second attempt to draw her back in.

Returning to her safe new life, Tori faces unforeseen challenges, as thediscovery of her Rock Star relation, Brian Madson, gives way to the desire tohave the life she was born to live. Haunted by fear, and caught in a fiercebattle between her husband and brother, she must learn to accept her dark pastand face her future boldly. The FBI and The Organization still linger in theshadows, and time is creeping forward, pushing her to choose. Which path willshe take, and where will it lead, when she is forced to decide between destinyand fate…

Intrepid – A New Life Novel



When past and present collide, how do you escape your fate?

Tori Farrell is finally on the path that leads to a bright future. Raised to bean assassin, she lived in a world consisting of drugs, sex, violence andmurder. Gaining her freedom, and discovering her true identity, she hasreconciled the life was born to have with the one she fought so hard to flee.Managing to hold on to her soul mate, she is pushing forward, refusing to allowthe fear to hold her back any longer.

Taking her place in her brother’s band, Tori faces new challenges. Learning tolive the life of a rock star seems easy enough, and she quickly gets a handleon what she holds most dear. Soon enough, the tables are turned, with therealization that the FBI has merely taken to the shadows, waiting for the othershoe to drop. Only when her former lover forces his way back into her life doesit become clear; some things are simply meant to be…

 Avenged – A New Life Novel… 




To what lengths would you go to protect the people you care about most?

Tori Farrell has lived an incredible life. Raised by a Motorcycle Gang, trainedto be an assassin, and a target of the FBI, having a normal life became anobsession. Taking her place in her brother’s band, she refused to let her darkand dangerous past force her to remain in hiding. The only problem with thatwas, some knew who she was in her former life.

The halfway house burned to the ground and her friends in imminent danger, itis time for Tori to take a stand. Surrounding herself with the strongest anddarkest men that she can trust, she sets out on the greatest adventure of herlife: to bring The Organization to their knees. Will they make it through themaze of lies and deceit? Will the FBI turn out to be friend or foe? And mostimportantly, will they all survive, as Tori makes her push to be avenged…

Samantha Jacobey is a middle aged womanwho earned a BS in Business Management and has worked in half a dozen fields.With a relentless zest for life, she enjoys action and adventure, as well asall the love and romance it has to offer. Creating stories in her mind for manyyears, she has put some of them into print for the world to share, and hopesyou will enjoy reading them as much as she did creating them. What drives hermost is the love of a good story and is confident you will enjoy her latestcreation.

  

     
    


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