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BOOK REVIEW AND Book GIVE AWAY - Tis the Season to Feel Inadequate by Dorothy Rosby

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    Book Details: Book Title :   ‘Tis the Season to Feel Inadequate; Holidays, Special Occasions and Other Times Our Celebrations Get Out of Hand   by Dorothy Rosby Category :  Adult Non-Fiction (18+) ,  258 pages Genre : Humorous Essay Publisher :  Unhinged Press Release date:    November 2022 Content Rating :  G - appropriate for general audience as defined above Book Description: Christmas comes but once a year; chaos never ends! Happy Halloween, merry Christmas and joyful Lumpy Rug Day. We didn’t make that up. Lumpy Rug Day is celebrated every May 3, though “celebrated” might be too strong a word. It’s the American way to create a celebration for everything, then turn it into a chore or worse, a nightmare. ’Tis the Season to Feel Inadequate is a collection of humorous essays about holidays, special occasions and other times our celebrations make us feel not-so-celebratory. It’s understanding for those who think Christmas form letters can be honest—or they can be interesting. And it

Interview with Dorothy Rosby- Author of 'Tis the Season to Feel Inadequate

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Interview with Dorothy Rosby- Author of 'Tis the Season to Feel Inadequate  What is the book about? ’Tis the Season to Feel Inadequate is a collection of humorous essays about the stress we put on ourselves in the name of celebrating. All of our holidays, special occasions and not-so special occasions can have this effect on us. I start with Christmas and work my way through the year because no holiday makes me feel more inadequate than Christmas—except maybe Nude Recreation Week.   What’s your writing process? I write a humor column and blog and it seems everything I write for either one of them follows a predictable pattern from “crap” to “less crappy” to “the deadline is here so I’m sending this whether it’s crap or not.” I have an idea I love. I’m excited, inspired and motivated — for about half an hour. But sooner or later everything degenerates into work. This is the moment where I could succumb to a serious case of writer’s block or a rousing game of computer solitaire.

BOOK BLITZ AND $20 Gift Card GIVE AWAY - Baggage Claim by Juliana Smith

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  Baggage Claim Juliana Smith Publication date: November 26th 2022 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance Olive Moore has been avoiding her hometown for three years now. But a phone call with her mom has her agreeing to spend the holidays back home with her family, she lets it slip she will be bringing a boyfriend with her. The only problem with that is she has no boyfriend. That is until she meets a handsome—albeit annoying—stranger on the plane who makes her an offer she can’t refuse. Finn Beckett has always had good luck, as demonstrated by the gorgeous blonde he’s seated next to on a flight to Aspen. One drink too many leads to Olive spilling her problems in his lap, and he feels compelled to help. So he makes her an offer: he’ll pretend to be her boyfriend to keep her family off her back and make this the best Christmas ever. Olive and Finn spend the next two weeks going on spirit-filled Christmas dates with her family. Their ruse is working perfectly, but Finn can’t help

RELEASE BLITZ + 1 - $25 and 1 - $50 Gift Card GIVE AWAY - The Canadian Beaver Lodge Assassins Association by Jerry Cripe

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    Action/Adventure Date Published: November 30, 2022 Publisher: Acorn Publishing   On a routine delivery, courier Jaxy Thrie must ferry a priceless item—a FabergĂ© guardian angel once worn by the Empress Maria Feodorovna—to a Russian heiress in British Columbia. Things get out of hand when Jaxy loses the valuable medallion. He finds himself in fast trouble with the Romanov Guild, who accuses him of theft. It falls on Jaxy to restore the national treasure to the Royal Museum while dodging bullets from a greedy band of robbers, the Mounties, and the Canadian Beaver Lodge Assassins Association. About the Author A lifetime resident of California, Jerry moved to Santa Barbara after graduating from USC to work in the aerospace industry. Today, he designs night-vision cameras for everyday use. In his free time, Jerry likes to write and use his musical talent to compose original scores for piano and guitar. After his first

RELEASE BLITZ - The Ridders by Lisa Towles

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  Political Thriller Date Published : November 30, 2022     Young PI, BJ Janoff is randomly approached by a stranger with a proposition he can’t refuse – a million dollars to deliver an envelope to a hotel lobby. The pusher forces him to accept the money upfront with the threat of his demise should he fail to deliver it on time. BJ’s growing obsession with the envelope’s contents leads him down a treacherous path toward the game orchestrators, where he discovers a large-scale political scandal, a treasure hunt for a priceless sword, and a global crime ring linked to a WWII-era secret society. When an act of brilliance changes the balance of power, the safety of everyone he loves is in jeopardy. And the more he digs, the closer he comes to truths he can’t bear to face – about his missing father and the elusive Bilderberg Group. WINNER of the 2022 American Fiction Award in the category of Crime Thriller FINALIS

TEASER - The Book of the Sun by Jenny Rook

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    Spiritual Date Published: 15 December 2022 Publisher: Serapis Bey Publishing   ‘Are these my thoughts or yours?’ I asked. ‘It doesn’t matter,’ said the Sun.  ‘You are me and I am you….’ The Book of the Sun is a record of the conversations between the author and the Sun.  It concerns the structure of the living universe, why it is so difficult here, and why we should all begin to realize that we are all one, and yet diverse at the same time.  It answers many questions that have concerned minds throughout the millennia.  Why are we here?  Why is there suffering?  What is the future for us?  These questions and many more are answered with many surprises for the reader. This is a god- the Sun, speaking to us through this book – who has contacted us before in Ancient Egypt, the Americas and many other places.  But the message now is that there is no separation, so the Sun is very concerned that we should not make

BOOK BLITZ - Humbug Day by Gitte Tamar

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    Children's Fiction, Picture Books, Christmas, Children's Picture Books Date Published: Nov. 6, 2022     Join a child through a series of whimsical illustrations as their views on Santa shift upon realizing their best friend, Jimmy, does not receive equal treatment at Christmas. About the Author Brigitte, "Gitte," Tamar was born in a small rural Oregon town. Growing up, she was enthralled by scary tales featuring poetic tones and consistently gravitated towards writing darkened narratives. In the different storylines, Brigitte explores the harsh realities of social issues faced by today's generations. This includes the dark outcomes brought on by peer pressure, addiction, homelessness, mental illness, childhood trauma, and abuse. She feels it is essential to share narratives that refrain from sugarcoating the topics society tends to shy away from. Contact Links Website Instagram

BOOK SPOTLIGHT - Pups and Purrs Series by Sunny Weber - Perfect for your Middle Grader!

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    Book Series Details: Book Series Title :  PUPS & PURRS SERIES by Sunny Weber Category : Middle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12) Genre :  animals/pets Publisher :  Pups & Purrs Press Release date:   Oct 6, 2017, Aug 8, 2019, August 23, 2019,  Content Rating : G Book Series Description: Mission: Humane education through storytelling. Each book in the Pups & Purrs series features Classic Coming of Age stories with multi-layered themes and messages for a wide variety of readers. Ages 7-10 will enjoy the surface of the stories; ages 10-13 will begin to see the messages; ages 13 and up will begin to identify with the deeper themes. Each book reflects issues children experience and the animal characters give voice to emotions that children often cannot. The main goals of the series are: To Help children  who have difficulty verbalizing their life stresses but who can identify with animals. The animal characters experience the same issues: e.g.:  social isolation; personal identity co

BOOK BLITZ AND eBook GIVE AWAY - The Wrong Kind of Magic by Hiliary Hauck

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    Book one of Trevor Made Christmas Stories Middle-Grade Fantasy Date Published:  09-27-2022     The house is shaking, colors are sparkling, things are starting to break... and did that toy start moving? Thirteen-year-old Marley is convinced that Christmas is just for little kids and that magic doesn’t exist, but when she and her siblings tiptoe downstairs in the middle of the night to take a sneak peek at their stockings, she’s about to discover that magic is more real than she ever imagined... When the children’s toys start coming to life, Marley will need to think fast if she’s to protect her siblings from rampaging dinosaurs and wild monkeys. The fate of them all depends on whether she can find the right kind of magic. This thrilling and heartwarming adventure is a beautiful tale of a big sister who has forgotten the joys of Christmas.   About the Author Christmas has always been Hilary Hauck’s fa

BOOK REVIEW - The Unshakeable Road to Love by Brenda Shoshanna, Ph.D.

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  (VALUE-CENTERED RELATIONSHIPS)   Spiritual, Self Help, Relationships / Zen Date Published: October 15, 2022 Build your relationships upon an Unshakeable Foundation, based upon Eternal Principles of Real Love. Based upon the teachings of All World Scriptures, including Zen, the book explores the difference between Real and Counterfeit Love. As we do, it is easy to see that all suffering in relationships is due to being caught in the trap of Counterfeit Love. This is a Book of Practice, which provides many insights, exercises, turning points and interventions, so we can apply the powerful principles in all our relationships. As we do, pain, upset and conflict dissolve on the spot. I received an advance review copy for free and am leaving this review voluntarily. Thank you Brenda Shoshanna, Ph.D.   and  R ABT Books Tours and PR . I'm excited to be a part of this tour. As someone who has worked for years to unburden my mind with