Friday, March 17, 2017

Blurb Blitz w/Giveaway: Outcome by Barbara Ebel, M.D.


Outcome
by Barbara Ebel, M.D.
GENRE: Medical and Historical Fiction

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Barbara Ebel will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Please visit GoddessFish.com to follow the tour, remember the more you comment better your chances on winning.

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BLURB:

Fierce weather stalks Karen Puno and her dog, Putt-Putt, as they flee their home and reach the barrier island’s bridge where both their destinies change. Karen is about to give a woman named Jennifer Barns a gift that she’s been praying for … a new liver.

As a cascading medical crisis begins, it interlocks the lives of Karen and Jennifer’s college-aged children, an anesthesiologist, a crafty surgeon, and a feisty pilot involved with the organ harvest procurement.

Will Jennifer live through the heart-stopping surgical tension in the O.R.? Will Putt-Putt find shelter from the devastating storm and circumvent the horrific events that befall him? From tragedy to triumph, Outcome is an intense, heart-wrenching, and climactic novel.
*****
Has it been a long time since a book made you cry, or cheer, or make you regret finishing the last page?

If it has, then put OUTCOME on your reading list. It’s an emotionally-charged novel about the families, health-care team, and pilot involved with a liver transplant. Keep a box of tissues within reach. You’ll also need them for the heartbreaking yet glorious plight of the donor’s dog who goes missing in the original disaster.
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This is a totally new edition of Outcome which was first published in 2011.

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Excerpt:

A feeling of uncertainty and alarm mounted up in the medium-sized dog as grains of sand blew across the dune and pelted the aluminum shutters on the face of the house. Putt-Putt had been scared before, but never like this. Not only did his instincts tell him that over the last few days the atmospheric pressure, the winds, the surf, and the growing darkness had grown unnatural and that now something was vastly wrong with the weather, but also Karen, his master, scurried everywhere and with such haste and busyness that she barely glanced at him.

Normally, he liked to lie on a rug or the carpet inside his open crate. But well into this night and the early morning hours, he preferred to stay on the cold tile floor before the hallway entrance to the basement steps. That was the best spot to stay out of Karen’s way as she ran up and down the steps, carrying things down, but not back up, and to keep his paw on the pulse of what she was doing, wondering what her increased activity meant.

The furious shaking and blowing against the house intensified as the hours ticked by. The unstable situation made his blood speed and his heart race, and also increased his need to urinate. He got up once and circled by the main side door to give Karen his usual signal. After a half hour, to no avail, he went back to his previous perch; she had never ignored his cues before.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Barbara's Ebel's writing draws heavily from her experience as an anesthesiologist. As a physician, speaker, and former chemist, she sprinkles credible medicine into the background of her fiction where plots and vivid characters take center stage and her O.R. scenes shine.

She penned the Dr. Danny Tilson novels before the Annabel Tilson novels DEAD STILL and DEADLY DELUSIONS. Her Dr. Danny Tilson novels have received a multitude of accolades including but not limited to: Collateral Circulation was the National Indie Excellence Award 2015 Finalist for medical thrillers and Operation Neurosurgeon was the top finalist for best-selling medical mystery books in 2012. (Best Selling Books' blog announced on PR Buzz Press Release Wire, Chicago, IL).

You may find more information about her and her books at:
Her twitter handle is: @barbaraebel

In addition to her adult writing, she has illustrated and penned a children's book series called Chester the Chesapeake. The books developed during her philanthropic visits with her therapy dog, Chester. The dog books continue to inspire adults and children alike. Along with her husband and four pets, 'Doctor Barbara' lives in a wildlife corridor in middle Tennessee.

You may find Chester at: http://dogbooksforchildren.weebly.com

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Blurb Blitz w/Giveaway: Tales of Yosemite by Jonathan Williams




Tales of Yosemite
by Jonathan Williams
GENRE: Fiction

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Jonathan Williams will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GCto a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Please visit GoddessFish.com to follow the tour, remember the more you comment better your chances on winning.

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BLURB:

A land of vast beauty and constant change, Yosemite National Park never ceases to amaze and inspire its visitors. And fiction writer Jonathan Williams, an avid camper and fan, is no exception. In four charming short stories, he captures the Park’s diverse landscape and unique wilderness, using it as backdrop in all its glory to tell his tales.

“The Condor Suit” tells the story of Tim whose life-long dreams of flying prompts him to move to a small town in the foothills of the Sierra to pursue his quest: building a bird suit and flying into the Park. In “Dog Lake,” a young boy on a Yosemite camping trip falls into the lake and disappears, only to discover another world lurking beneath its surface, and the lake magically comes to life. “The Rescue” tells the story of a hiker, and the unusual relationship he forms with a bear and her cub in the park. And with “The Old Man in the Sierra,” visitors in Yosemite National Park encounter a strange man leaving them wondering if he is the Park’s notorious mystery man? Does he exist, or is he the stuff of everyone’s imagination, and simply part legend, part ghost?

The book will be FREE during the tour.

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EXCERPTS:

Condor Suit:
"Tim was about twenty four miles into the flight and passing the main Park entrance when he noticed something strange.  His vision became clearer, and things became brighter."

Dog Lake:
"Nathan found himself in a large empty room surrounded by water.  He carefully touched one of the glass walls, and his fingerprints smeared."

The Rescue:
"Instinctively, I made as much noise as possible, and blew my whistle but the mountain lion continued toward me."

The Old Man and the Sierra:
"The Old Man stood drenched, his outback hat offering little protection. His eyes closed, he faced the gales, the rain striking his weathered face, and he opened his mouth to the downpour."

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Jonathan Williams has worked in Information Technology for over twenty years. He has spent most of his career working in the Financial and Pharmaceutical \ Biotech sectors. He specializes in Database Management Systems.
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Virtual Book Tour: Fixing Sydney by Diane Zparkki





Young Adult Romantic Suspense





Date Published: August 1 2016


Sydney Sommer’s world fell apart after senior prom. Since then, her life had become a constant loop of unfortunate scenarios that kept her in constant fear of what might be lurking around the next corner. Her trust in others was at a standstill. Even those who were closest to her were held at a distance.

After serving active duty overseas, Jaxon Triggs moved away from his hometown, hoping the change in scenery would help him build a new future for himself. What he wasn’t expecting was to fall for a girl who was broken.

From the first moment Jaxon laid eyes on Sydney, he was curious. He became determined to do everything he could to break through the armor Sydney held around her so securely. His instinct to protect her and keep her safe kicked in as the dangers she encountered became more personal.

With dread always looming close by and secrets discovered, would Sydney be able to handle the new changes in her life yet heal at the same time?

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Music in Books

Music has always been an important part of my life. Whether it be country, hip hip, top forty or rock they have all had their place in my life that represented a moment in time. Sometimes the songs brought on sad times of reflection or missing someone who had passed on. The songs also could easily put a happier face on me when I thought of fun memories from my youth of irresponsibility and joy.
The same can be said about movies. I am a movie lover and it’s rare that I dislike a movie. If it makes me laugh or cry I usually like it. However, I may have seen one or two movies in my time that could possibly be the worst movie ever made, but if the sound track was excellent it could change a person’s mind from a worst movie ever to yeah, it was an okay movie but the music was excellent rating.
When I am reading a book and the author mentions a song title, I immediately stop reading and search out that song with lyrics on youtube. I want to try and understand what the writer wanted to express by adding a song to that scene. Once I’ve listened to the song I go back to the book and re-read that scene again with the song in mind. For me, the song adds more emotions and dimension to the words written on the page, it becomes much more vivid. Often times the song usually becomes a favourite and forever becomes associated with that scene in that book for me. To this day Billy Joels song So it Goes is associated with a Kristen Ashley book and “Sail” by Awolnation in Jamie Begley’s books and so many others.
I hope that when my readers read “Fixing Sydney” they listen to the books playlist as they are mentioned and that the songs inspire them as it did for me as I wrote it.





Diane Zparkki——lives in the greater Toronto area. She is a working mom, and with her husband, she has raised three great kids. She is a thrill seeker who usually drags her family along with her.

She was never a big reader or writer in her youth—Coles Notes were her best friend through college. Her enthusiasm for reading came later in life when she joined a book club. She loved those books, but she wanted raw, simple, and happily ever after with a bit of get down and dirty. That was when her love for bad boys on a Harley was set in motion.

After reading so many books, her mind started to create her first story, and she needed to get it out.

Fixing Sydney of the Branson’s Kind of Love trilogy is her first book, and she hopes you enjoy it as much as she has enjoyed having these characters running around in her head.

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Giveaway: The Highland Duke by Amy Jarecki


Giveaway:


Amy Jarecki
The Highland Duke
Highland Lords Novel, Book 1
March 28, 2017


Blurb:

She'll put her life on the line for him…
When Akira Ayres finds the brawny soldier with a musket ball in his thigh, she has no qualms about doing whatever it takes to save his life. Even if it means fleeing across the country to tend his wounds while the English redcoats are closing in. Though she's never been in battle, Akira is just as fierce and brave as any of her Scottish kinsman. But even she's intimidated by the fearsome, brutally handsome Highlander who won't reveal his clan name.
Yet she can never know his true identity
Geordie knows if Akira ever finds out he's really the Duke of Gordon, both her life and his will be forfeit in a heartbeat. The only way to keep the lass safe while his enemies are on the hunt is to make sure she's by his side day and night. But the longer he's with her, the harder it becomes to think of ever letting her go. Despite their differences in class, despite the danger, he will face down death itself to make her his.



Amy Jarecki"s The Highland Duke Giveaway