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Interview with Jude Randazzo - Author of The Dirty Martini Club

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 Interview with Jude Randazzo - Author of The Dirty Martini Club Do you snack while writing? No. I like silence, solitude, darkness, and the morning. Deep huh? Favorite snack? Depends on the time of day. Captain Crunch dry in the morning, cashews with Vodka and cranberry juice chaser in the afternoon, and popcorn and anything alcoholic in the evening with a Metamucil chaser. Where do you write? At a desk in my office. Do you write every day? When I’m not editing or promoting a book, yes, every day. What is writing schedule? I find that writing in the morning is when I have the most energy and recollection of my thoughts. I think through a novel once I have the general plot as a series of scenes, not unlike as if I were writing a script for a Seinfeld television show. I create and imagine those scenes somewhere before sleep at night and additionally just after awakening. In today’s tech savvy world, most writers use a computer or laptop. Have you ever written parts o

BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: The Dirty Martini Club by Jude Randazzo

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    Join us for this tour from  August 15 to August 26 ,  2022 ! Book Details: Book Title :  The Dirty Martini Club (A Tess Kincaid Novel)  by Jude Randazzo Category :  Adult Fiction (18+),  308 pages Genre :  Suspense / Romantic Suspense Publisher :   HABERDASHERY PRESS Release date:   June 2022 Content Rating :  PG (mild profanity, no f-words, mild violence, no sex)      Book Descriptions: Tess Kincaid, celebrity golf professional, decides to visit and meet, for the first time, her presumptive fiancĂ© Eddie Spinozza's family in Albany, New York for Thanksgiving, in anticipation of the next step in their relationship. The Spinozza and Cuchinelli families have been entrenched in Albany for two generations, but Eddie has assured Tess that he is not involved in his family's "business". However, on the first night of her visit, sitting in The Dirty Martini Club watching Eddie perform with his band, she witnesses the brazen shooting of one of the band member

BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY - Killer Deadline by Lauren Carr

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Check Out the First Installment in the Nikki Bryant Cozy Mysteries:   Book Details: Book Title :  Killer Deadline ( A Nikki Bryant Cozy Mystery) by Lauren Carr Category :  Adult Fiction (18 +),  232 pages Genre :  Mystery/Cozy Mystery Publisher :  Acorn Book Services Release date:    April 23, 2020 Content Rating : This cozy mystery is rated G for Everyone! I love this cozy mystery! It is full of suspense, action packed, fast pace with that small town feeling. I love the characters, I have to admit, I fell in love with Elmo on the spot! I loved Nikki's spunk and determination. She keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire book! I highly recommend this book to those who loves a good cozy mystery!!   - 5-Star Review at Splashes of Joy  Book Description: Folks in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, claim that where Nikki Bryant goes, trouble is not far behind. Her refusal to back down from a challenge has made Nikki Bryant a top investigative journalist. Wh

RELEASE BLITZ & GIVEAWAY - Mise en Place by Marisa Mangani

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    Memoir Date Published: August 16, 2022 Publisher: River Grove Books Marisa’s comfort zone is deep inside the restaurant kitchen alongside its dysfunctional characters and the abundance of booze and drugs. But in the nineteen-seventies, girls baked or made salads. The heat and machismo of the hot line was not a place for a girl with a passion for food and the drive to be the best. From Hawaii, to Portland and New Orleans, she struggles  with her own shyness and the limited expectations for the only female in the kitchen. She finally becomes Chef, successfully managing high-volume restaurants at three World’s Fairs, but something is missing. Still searching, as a burnt-out chef, she embarks on another male-dominated career. Mise en Place —Memoir of a Girl Chef is a story about the determination to succeed in the face of personal handicaps and cultural norms. “Mangani charts a deep dive through the roots of our modern

BOOK REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY - Ugly by Kelly Vincent

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Ugly by Kelly Vincent August 2 - 23   GENRE :   YA Contemporary Sophomore Nic Summers tries to ignore the taunts of “ugly lesbian.” Because she’s not sure they’re entirely wrong. But she also has bigger concerns for now, including prepping for the school’s art contest. And while she isn't certain of her sexuality, she does know her life is on the verge of falling apart when her best and only friend, Sam, drops the bomb that her family’s moving to Scotland. Together, to soften the blow and distract themselves from the inevitable, they start Operation Social Interaction for Nic—or OSIN for short—to try to find her some new friends. But it’s an uphill battle for the introverted teen artist. As Sam’s last day nears, Nic's self-confidence wavers even more, and she starts questioning everything. If lesbian doesn’t feel quite right, maybe she’s transgender? It isn’t until she stumbles across the label “gender nonconforming” that things start to make a little more sense, and fall

BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Depths of Deceit by Laura Oles

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  Depths of Deceit by Laura Oles July 25 - August 19, 2022 Virtual Book Tour Synopsis: Two sisters. One deadly secret. No time to lose. PI Jamie Rush has her hands full with small-time skip-tracing and surveillance jobs in Port Alene, Texas. The work is steady, though she still struggles to make ends meet. But when her partner, Cookie, brings in a low-paying and potentially time-consuming case, Jamie takes it on out of loyalty. Cookie’s childhood friend, Renata, needs to find her younger sister, Leah. As Jamie digs into Leah’s past, it becomes clear that the missing woman’s life was shrouded in secrets, the kind that could jeopardize those involved in the case. To complicate matters, PI Alastair Finn has returned, and he’s willing to reclaim his town by any means necessary. Jamie has never been one to retreat, and Alastair enjoys a good fight. Sparks will fly. A missing woman. Felonies. Finn’s return. Every twist reminds Jamie that she’s still an outsid

Interview with Mona Andrei, Author of Superwoman: A Funny and Reflective Look at Single Motherhood

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  Interview with Mona Andrei  Author of Superwoman: A Funny and Reflective Look at Single Motherhood Kristin   In your book SUPERWOMAN you refer to the 3 Cs and how they took you from where you were to where you wanted to be. Can you explain?   Mona   Absolutely! When I first became a single mom, I felt scared, doubtful, and dissatisfied. I wanted more. I soon realized that if I was going to accomplish anything I’d have to do it on my own. The 3 Cs, which I call Courage, Confidence, and Commitment, became my tools for staying on track and turning my dream of becoming a writer a reality. Kristin What made you write a book for single moms?  Mona When I was a young, single mother I felt very alone. I wanted to share my experiences as a reminder to other single moms that they are not alone. Sometimes just knowing that there are others out there going through the challenges you’re experiencing can be very helpful. Kristin What advice would you give budding writers? Mona Write a lot. Read a