Feb 28, 2015

Groovy Kind of Love By Karen Wojcik Berner



 A Groovy Kind of Love
(The Bibliophiles, Book 3)
By Karen Wojcik Berner
Published: January 12th, 2015
Word Count: approx. 69,000
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Recommended Age: 13+
 
Synopsis:

Uptight British lit lover meets a free spirit at a book club, and his world is turned upside down!

After placating to his father’s demands that he play Little League baseball and major in computer programming in college rather than his beloved English literature, Thaddeus assumed that several years into his career, he would finally get some peace and quiet.

Then he met Spring Pearson, the younger, free-spirited daughter of Hippie parents, at a book club meeting. Instantly smitten, Thaddeus finally worked up the courage to ask Spring out. But will an old college pinkie-swear promise Spring made fifteen years ago get in the way of this bibliophilic romance?

“A Groovy Kind of Love” is the third and final installment of Karen Wojcik Berner’s Bibliophiles series. Written as stand-alone novels, each book focuses on one or two members of a fictional suburban classics book club, revealing their personal stories while the group explores tales spun by the masters.


About the Author:
Karen Wojcik Berner writes contemporary women’s fiction, including the Amazon best-selling series, the Bibliophiles. An award-winning journalist, her work has appeared in several magazines, newspapers, and blogs, including the Chicago Tribune, Writer Unboxed, Women’s Fiction Writers, and Fresh Fiction. She currently serves on the Author Council of LoveToReadEbooks.com and is a member of the Chicago Writers’ Association.
When not writing, she can be found on the sidelines of her youngest’s football or lacrosse games, discussing the Celts with the oldest, or snuggling into a favorite reading chair with a good book and some tea.

Giveaway Details:
There is an international tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
  • One lucky winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card.






Earthshine by Chad T. Douglas Virtual Tour


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About the Book

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Earthshine
 
By Chad T. Douglas 
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
Length: 306 pages
Release Date: January 30, 2015
 
Synopsis 
Benni Dublanc is exemplary, which, in the year 2622 CE, is entirely ordinary. She’s young, she’s pretty, she’s in love, and she attends Academy Aeraea, a center of fashion, thought and modern style built on the pulse of the greatest city ever imagined—Genesia, Mars. Like all Genesians, Benni has never seen a blue sky, she can summon any and all knowledge into view with nothing more than a thought, makes her daily two-hundred kilometer commute in two minutes, and was sculpted into a model citizen beginning from the day she was born. Benni will never know famine, she will never know war, and after a horrific accident on the night of her twenty-second birthday, she will never be human again.

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Chad T. Douglas was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina in 1989. In 2002, he moved to Florida with his family and in December 2009, as a sophomore attending the University of Florida, Douglas published A Pirate’s Charm, the first novel of the Lore trilogy. One year later, he released his second novel, East and Eight. Around that time, Douglas became a staff writer for the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity at the Florida Museum of Natural History. When he wasn’t working on his novels, Douglas traveled with and wrote for the McGuire Center. Since 2010, he has visited Honduras,

Kenya, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands and Mexico as a travel writer.
Douglas’s first novel, A Pirate's Charm, came to mind when he was a junior in high school. He began writing the Lore series for fun, and originally did not plan on publishing it. When he started college in 2008, he entered as an Architectural Design major, leaving the program in less than two weeks and immediately becoming an English major. One year later, in love with English and writing, Douglas began work on self-publishing the first installment of his historical fiction and fantasy trilogy. His first book signing took place at Books Inc, Gainesville, in February 2010, two months after publication. That same year, he published the second novel in the Lore trilogy, titled East and Eight. The third installment in the Lore trilogy, The Old World, was released in fall 2011. The Lore series has received honors in the 2011 New York Book Festival Book Contest, the 2012 Los Angeles Book Festival Book Contest, and the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition.

Since 2009, Douglas has traveled to and appeared at book festivals in Florida, including the 1st, 2nd and 3rd annual UCF Book Festival in Orlando, the Ft. Myers Book Festival and the Miami International Book Festival. His first novel A Pirate’s Charm was a hit in two festivals in Georgia, including the AJC Decatur Book Festival and the Tybee Island Pirate Festival. In 2010, Douglas was the keynote speaker for the Marion County Library’s CREATE program. There, he signed books and shared personal stories of travel and self-publishing with 150 young writers who all received copies of A Pirate’s Charm courtesy of the library. In 2014, he made his first international appearance as an undiscovered American author at the Paris Book Fair at Salon du Livre. Douglas has since begun work on several new projects. His most recent novel, Earthshine (2012), is a work of science fiction.

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GRY FINSNES "VANISHED IN BERLIN" (VIRTUAL TOUR)



Title: Vanished in Berlin
Author: Gry Finsnes

Genre: Historical Romance
Length: 404 pages
Release Date: February 2, 2015
ISBN-13: 978-1507669709

SYNOPSIS:
 
If you love two countries and they go to war with each other, which one do you choose to fight for? The German musician Friedrich is in Norway with his Norwegian girlfriend Ellen when Hitler attacks in April 1940. They flee together from Oslo but happen to find themselves very close to the fighting. Their dilemma is that both like Germany but not the Nazis, and Friedrich does not want to fight. Ellen hides him, pretending that he is Dutch. After a long struggle they end up in her grandparents' house on the coast where they spend some idyllic months. But it cannot last forever. When Friedrich disappears Ellen goes to Vienna and Berlin in the middle of war to look for him.
Interview with Ellen Langmo by the local newspaper in Flekkefjord, a small town on the southern coast of Norway.


“Miss Langmo, we have heard that you are a pianist and that your fiancé is a violinist.”

“That is correct.”

“Why have you come to live here, so far from the audiences of the capital and larger towns?”


“We like a quiet life and here we find peace to practice our instruments.”

“But why do you never perform for us? We do not have much entertainment or good music in this town now when it is taken by the German forces. Performing here will give you exposure and practice as well.”

“I apologize, but nobody had asked us to play.”

“Is that so? Is it not true then that you are going to play for a private group next week?”

“Yes, but that is the exception, the only time anyone has wanted me to play for them. I look forward to that.”

“So why is your fiancé not playing with you next week? We hear you playing together all day long. It is a small town and your house is right by the park here.”

“He is Dutch and quite shy. He prefers to stay at home and compose.”

“He is Dutch?”

“That is what I said.”

“So there is nothing in the rumor that he is German and that this is the reason why you don’t want to play for the German Kommandant?”

“Certainly not!”

“We have seen that you are now a member of NS, the Fascist party here. Can you explain your reasons for that?”


“Not at all, I don’t think that is necessary. I have the right to be a member where I want to without having to explain it to the general public. It is time for me to leave! Goodbye!”


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Gry Finsnes, Norwegian, has lived in Sweden, India, England, Germany and France. After university studies in Oslo in French and English literature, she started her career as a teacher, but had to give it up as she moved out of the country. She has published two thrillers in Swedish but has recently written in English.

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It is difficult to throw away books, agony to choose which ones should survive a few more years on the shelf in this age of e-books. I had an account of the invasion of Norway in my hand and was about to throw it away the last time I moved house in France. But who is interested in World War II these days, I thought. The photo on the cover was interesting, though. German officers in a small boat outside the coast of Norway. I decided to keep it and read it. I have grown up in the post war era but like my contemporaries I was not told much about what really happened during these years when Adolf Hitler was leading Germany. We learnt in school that there had been a war and that Norway as well as most of Europe had been invaded by German soldiers. But not the details, not who had sympathized with the Nazis, very little about who had fought for which side and died doing it. Our parents seemed to have had problems feeding the family, that was apparently the main difficulty. Expensive eggs bought in the black market for huge sums of money. But what was it really like being in this war, what had happened? We didn’t know.

That was how it got the idea to write the novel Vanished in Berlin. I read everything I could find about the war in the northern parts of Europe, particularly Norway. Central Europe, Germany, France, England and Russia have been well covered with miles of pages written about the battles and bombings, but very little about the fighting which took place after 9 April 1940 north of Oslo. Films have been made to describe the heroes, of Telemark with the heavy water plant and the local hero Max Manus, but the ordinary population and their reactions have been forgotten, pushed aside. Was it not interesting?

I grew up in Norway and have lived in several countries, among them 10 years in Germany about 50 years after the war ended. People talked to me about their parents and those horrible years. It was still alive in their minds. Some asked me to excuse their fathers and the time they had lived in Norway as oppressors! And then I discovered that many Norwegians had been sympathizers with the Nazis and would have liked them to stay. I interviewed an old war hero I know and read letters and a diary which had belonged to a person in my family, describing the first days of the invasion in Oslo. It set my mind spinning. It took me two years to write the novel. Maybe I will have to write another. I hope you will enjoy the story of two young musicians who desperately try to flee from the war but end up in the center of events.
 

Author Torrence Sassetti talks about Though the Plaugelands




Through the Plaguelands
By Torrence Sassetti
Genre: Dark Supernatural/Horror
Length: 317 pages
Release Date: November 21, 2014
ISBN-13: 978-0692275375

SYNOPSIS:
What starts out as a series of mysterious disappearances and random animal attacks quickly leads to something more sinister. Robert’s understanding of his world changes when he encounters his first zombies during the initial outbreak, which leads to the city being overrun with the undead. During the outbreak, Robert is injected, by the woman responsible for the outbreak with a mysterious serum, which gives him mysterious supernatural abilities.
As the infection progresses Robert finds the town further twisted by the illness known as the Plague and to make matters worse, a strong new breed of Plague creatures have emerged known as the Alphas, powerful infected retain their intelligence and gained supernatural abilities. They claim territories in the city, (Industrial Complex, Fireland, Frostland, and Electric Fields) where they rule supreme. Robert must fight the four Alphas as well as Cortez before the city’s final sterilization against the Plague.
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About the Author
My name is Torrence Sassetti and I am the writer of “Through the Plaguelands.” The Plaguelands are a bit of a unique take on the zombie apocalypse world in that they don’t just have run of the mill zombies; they have threats far more dangerous than the undead could ever pose. Some of these threats are
outright monstrous and beastly, while others are dangerous because of how human like they are.
 
The Plaguelands are made up of five different territories: the Inner Territory, the Fireland, Frostland, Electric Fields, and Industrial Complex. Each Plagueland has its own feel and theme. The Inner Territory is meant to be the dark and eerie home of the zombies, mutations, and infected animals. While the zombies alone are dangerous, the infected animals are far more frightening. The infected animals I loved the most were definitely the wolves. Before they ruthlessly hunt anyone down, they let out a loud, directionless howl making anyone who hears it extremely tense and fearful that their time has come and that nowhere is safe.

The other four Plaguelands each have a unique danger to them. Instead of becoming zombies or mutants, some who are infected will become unique leaders called Alphas. Alphas retain their normal form, while gaining godly strength, speed, and intelligence. They also gain a unique supernatural ability which they pass on to those they infect.
 
Each land has its own theme. The Fireland is a place of fire and ash. It always feels like night in this Plagueland because of the ash and smoke that fills the sky and blocking the sun. Their infected have control over fire and tend to be a little more unpredictable than the other infected. The Frostland is a frozen wasteland. Their infected have control over water and ice. They tend to be methodical and ruthless. The Electric Fields is a mysterious place with thick layers of fog covering the landscape. Their infected use electricity as a weapon and tend to be more rebellious against the will of the Plague or their master. The final land is the Industrial Complex. It’s a place full of factories and office buildings that look completely untouched by the Plague. The infected here use telekinesis and are deeply devoted to their religious beliefs towards the Plague and its maker.
There’s a look at what makes up the Plaguelands. If you want to find out more about it, be sure to buy a copy as soon as you can

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