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In the Shadow of a Hoax by Maci Aurora - Book Blitz + Giveaway

In the Shadow of a Hoax
Maci Aurora
(Fareview Fairytales, #2)
Publication date: January 24th 2023
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance

In the Kingdom of Kaloma, a woman is forced to rely on a man to “keep her” and is forbidden from maintaining anything of her own. It’s the law.

In the remote village of Sevens, at the northernmost point of the kingdom, there lives a family with four daughters and a son, toiling day in and day out together, hopeful a treaty with the boarding kingdom of Jast might change things.

When one daughter—at risk of being imprisoned for fighting back—hides away in the Whitling Woods. She stumbles upon a dying man and despite the risk to herself, chooses to save him. Only who he is has the power to change everything…

Tarley Fareview, idealistic and stubborn, does what she can to support herself in spite of an unjust Kaloma law. When she fights back after being attacked, she flees into the woods disguised as a boy. While in hiding, she discovers a dying man and must decide if she risks her life to save him. Unable to walk away, Tarley chooses to intervene and works to save the stranger, only little does she know that by doing so she’ll also risk the heart she promised herself she’d never give to anyone.

When the Crown Prince of Jast, Lachlan Nikolas—forced by the king to attend treaty negotiations with the kingdom of Kaloma in disguise—is attacked, his horse bolts, and they both careen over a cliff, falling to their deaths in a raging river below. Only, miracle of miracles, Lachlan doesn’t perish, and instead is given a second chance at life, but at a price. When he wakes, he’s not only been stripped of his clothes but also his identity. Saved by a strange woman—in a terrible disguise because she looks nothing like a boy—Lachlan must learn very quickly how to survive in a world where he isn’t a prince anymore and with zero skills other than his entitlement and his charm. Unsure who to trust, Lachlan must reinvent himself, learn how to survive, open his heart to discover the truth about worthiness, and discover what it means to sacrifice one’s self for true love.

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“Are you just going to stand there?” Tarley asked from near the fire. She hadn’t looked at him and continued shoving more wood into the fire as if she were trying to make a giant bonfire which was glowing bright as the sun went down, casting the place in long, blue shadows.

He started toward her, irritated by her tone. “Do you need all that wood?”

Her gaze found him, and her eyebrows arched over her eyes. “You’re welcome to do it.”

“I don’t need to anymore. You’ve done it, excessively just as you do everything.”

“You’re welcome to do more, your highness.”

Lachlan tripped and righted himself. “What’s that supposed to mean?”

She stared at him and looked away. “Nothing.” She stomped toward him and snagged the fish from his hand, then stormed across to the wooden plank to prepare them.

“What are you doing?” Lachlan advanced on her.

“Everything. Excessively,” she said with a caustic bite and slapped the fish on the board and unhooked the first one. “Why didn’t you clean them?”

Lachlan rounded the board and with his body, nudged her out of the way. “I can do it.”

“Obviously you can’t,” she snapped. “It’s supposed to be done away from camp.” She glared at him. “So bears don’t come looking.”

“I didn’t–” Lachlan felt stupid. He knew that. He’d learned it in one of his many survival sessions when he served in the royal army. And yet he’d forgotten, more interested in pushing Tarley’s patience.

“Know?” She looked down at the fish. “I’ll take them–” She bit out, reattached the first fish and grabbed the line.

“I’ll do it.” Lachlan grabbed the line at the same time.

Each of them held the line.

Tarley tugged at it.

Lachlan tugged back. “Let it go.”

“You let it go.”

“I said I’d do it,” Lachlan leaned toward her.

“But you didn’t. And now I have to fix it.” Tarley leaned closer.

“I can clean my own messes,” he said, and his eyes jumped to her lips as his heart thrashed in his chest with a new beat.

Her eyes flitted to his mouth, then she leaned back as if pushed and released her hold on the fish. “Fine,” she said and stormed away.

Author Bio:

Romance author.

Lover of stories.

Maci Aurora has been writing stories since she was a child. When she was eleven, she fell in love with reading Sunfire Historical Romances about girls who made a difference in their lives and still fell in love. In high school, a friend introduced her to Lavyrle Spencer and Judith McNaught, and from there, her writing journey was cemented in telling stories about love. Having already published many novels (all of which are threaded with romance as upper YA and New Adult titles) under the pen name, CL Walters, Maci Aurora wanted to write stories that offered the same attention to story and characters but with additional steam.

Maci writes in Hawaiʻi where she lives with her husband, their children, and their fur-babies.

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The Second Last Communique by D.J. Hall - Book Tour

The Second Last Communiqué

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A barista, an ex-nazi SS scientist, and a heroin addict form the strangest of relationships in incomprehensible realms and events. 

James, the owner of a coffee establishment in the centre of the city of Melbourne, befriends a man unbeknownst to him who was and still is a murdering degenerate. James enlists the help of his lover Lucy, a down-and-out junkie, and to their bewilderment, the couple discovers they are exceptional human beings. And can receive mathematical and engineering miracle theories from whom or what they have no idea. 

Diving into uncharted waters of enlightenment, Lucy and James will eventually stand on the precipice of calamity as their lives come under the control of a sadistic madman who has unintentionally stumbled upon the elixir of eternal life.

“Thank you, Leslie,” she replied, holding up her glass of champagne in appreciation.

 As the evening progressed in the heady delights of the food and wine, they both fondly reminisced about their illegal exploits. And also the many hours of friendship that developed into great respect and love for each other. 

 He gently took her hand in his, and the English gentleman gazed into her eyes and asked softly, “What do you think?… Shall we?”

“I think so. Let’s do it,”  Gwendolyn giggled, now a little inebriated. 

Leslie got up from the table, went over to the doors, and locked them. Then returning to the table and standing in front of her, he started to remove his clothes. 

Gwendolyn followed his lead and eagerly stood up, causing her chair to fall backwards onto the floor, where she began to disrobe.  Naked from the waist up, Leslie removed one of the two colonoscopy bags he had attached to his body and handed it to her. Being the same as her, he had suffered bowel cancer some years earlier, which added to their shared experiences in the ups and downs of life. She completed the same procedure and asked, “Is it the good stuff?”          

“Of course, Natasha, I’m a little hurt you had to ask.”  She then reattached Leslie’s bag, which contained the pure heroin; simultaneously, he did the same, only now, this returned colonoscopy bag was empty. 

 Author Bio 

Darrell was born in the UK and now lives in Australia, married with two children and four grandchildren. He resides in a small hamlet on the Southeast coast of the Mornington Peninsula. 

Darrell was employed at the Herald and Weekly Times, a major Australian newspaper, for numerous years. Also, having been an artist during this time, he allowed his imagination to expand by proceeding to bizarre narratives, leading to many exhibitions over the years. When covid hit, he decided to take another direction using his unique ideas. So Darrell chose to take up writing for no reason other than he’d never done it before. And to his astonishment, like a tap being turned on, the narratives just poured out and still are. 

During this period, Darrell has had one published novel: The Third Last Communique, and has also illustrated several children’s books.

Dusty Times Magazine - Book Blitz


A beautifully crafted print book you'll want to display prominently. In this fifth edition of Dusty Times we celebrate the passion of competition and those that compete with some words of encouragement usually reserved only for moments when maximum throttle is necessary... GO LIKE HELL !


Dusty Times Issue 05 is a 9x12 inch, 112 page, soft cover book. Printed on heavy paper with full color photography, in depth stories on unique vehicles, races, and drivers it makes a great addition any enthusiasts collection.


●     Stopping Speed - Motorsport photographer pictorial

●     Charming Survivor - A vehicle for reflection

●     Unearthing A Scroll Through History - Offroad racing artifact

●     Everyman For Himself - A storied racer's ascent

●     Challengers Reunited - Mickey Thompson machinery


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Dusty Times, Issue 05 – Go Like Hell is available HERE and HERE for a retail price of $35

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Lulu and Malek Sail Off to Sea by June Foster and Rob Scheer - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

Book Details:

Book Title:  Lulu and Malek Sail Off to Sea! by June Foster and Rob Scheer
Category:  Children's Fiction (ages 3 to 7), 32 pages
Genre:  Children's Book
Publisher:  Hubble & Hattie
Release date:   August 23, 2022
Content Rating:  G.  The book is designed for children between 3-7 years of age.
Book Description:

Adventurous friends Lulu and Malek make fantastic discoveries, take care of our planet, and meet new friends as they explore the wonders of the world under the sea. With vibrant illustrations and endearing characters, this fun-to-read rhyming book is sure to be a children's favorite that they will want to read over and over again! Add this fun-filled and inspiring book to your home or class library! It will be enjoyed by children who love adventure, a good laugh, and want to learn more about the sea and conservation.
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My Review
Lulu and Malek Sail Off to Sea is an adorable children's book with an important message. The story follows Lulu and Malek as they head off to the beach to meet up with their whale friend. But when they arrive at the beach, they see it's covered in garbage. Instead of shrugging it off and ignoring it in favor of spending time with their friend, Lulu and Malek decide to tidy up the beach. And when they finally get to hang out with their whale friend, Lulu and Malek discover just how wonderful and magical a place the earth really is.
This is a cute story that teaches kids about the environment and keeping the earth free from pollution. Even the smallest thing, like picking up trash on the beach, can be beneficial in the grand scheme of things. 
The story itself is easy to read, with a fun rhyming scheme that young readers will enjoy. The illustrations are beautiful, as well, and really capture the majesty of the ocean. Very bright and colorful, and young readers will find themselves drawn in by the beauty of it all. 
A 5 star read for me!

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Natural Habitat Along the Coastline of KwaZulu-Natal

By June N. Foster

The story of Lulu and Malek Sail Off to Sea is set in South Africa, along the coastline of northern KwaZulu-Natal. The views and underwater settings are breath-taking. As Rob and I researched the area, there were many interesting facts that we learned. One interesting fact is that the South African coastline is approximately 2,800 kms, 150 km of which is coral reef. The long coastline influences much of the climate. Along the west coast is the cold Atlantic Ocean, while conversely, the warm Indian Ocean lies on the east and south coast. In Africa, the summer season lasts from October until March, and winter from June until August.

Due to acidification, overfishing and pollution the majority of coral reefs on the planet are under threat; however, in South Africa, 100% of the coral reefs are in a Marine Protected Area. The “Seven Mile Reef” located at Sodwana Bay boasts crystal clear water with thousands of vibrantly colored fish, coral and unparalleled topography.

Our illustrator, Gill Guile superbly captured the beauty and abundance of the coral reef highlighting schools of fish, turtles, manta rays, and dolphins! Ragged Tooth Sharks can be seen in the area. Each year, a natural phenomenon takes place known as “The Greatest Shoal on Earth.” Thousands of sardines travel along the coast during the cold winter months of June and July in search of the warmer waters of KwaZulu Natal to birth their young. The sandy beaches along KwaZulu Natal’s northern stretch provide vital nesting sites for loggerhead and leatherback turtles. For several hours each November, on bright moonlit nights, female turtles will drag themselves high onto the beach, dig a large hole with their front flippers, lay around 50 - 100 eggs, cover their nests and head back to sea. Due to natural predators, only a small percentage (one or two for every thousand) of the hatchlings survive. Across the globe, nearly all sea turtles are endangered. As they venture in the sea, entanglement in fishing gear, loss of feeding sites, poaching, and ocean pollution have left them in a vulnerable state.

As our story of Lulu and Malek Sail Off to Sea began to take shape, it was important for us to add a few, gently introduced scenes that addressed pollution. Cherishing and preserving our earth’s wildlife is a passion we all share. Rob, Gill and I were thrilled to be able to capture the beauty of northern KwaZulu-Natal’s coastline and its abundant and beautiful coral reefs. We hope you and your littles ones will love the vibrant colors and diverse sea life our story captures.


Meet the Authors:
Just a bit about me. I live in Arizona, but for most of the year, I travel across our beautiful earth as a deckhand and yoga instructor in the yachting industry. I love the serenity of the sea, exploring treasured caves, hiking through lush green forests, immersing myself in different cultures, and meeting new friends. I recently launched an online retail store ( that offers conservation and yachtie inspired designs through my Sea Our Love and Silent Whispers Collections. You can also purchase a Personalized Signed Copy of my books on my online store, or please visit to learn more!

My co-author, Rob Scheer and I have completed two beautifully illustrated, heartfelt children's books. Rob is the Founder and CEO of Comfort Cases. Since 2013, Comfort Cases set out on a mission to eliminate the use of trash bags and provide children entering the foster system with brand new essential and comfort items. To date, Comfort Cases has positively impacted over 110,000 children, and has recently opened a chapter in the United Kingdom. For each book purchased of Lulu and Malek Sail Off to Sea, we will donate one book to Comfort Cases.

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Havoc by Laramie Briscoe - Book Blitz

Title: Havoc (The Moonshine Task Force: Special Edition), #3 

Author: Laramie Briscoe

Genre: Small Town Contemporary Romance 

Release Date: January 27, 2023 

Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

From USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Laramie Briscoe, comes the special edition of a fan favorite series.

Nobody writes blue collar romance like Laramie Briscoe, and nowhere is it more apparent than in the Moonshine Task Force: Special Edition Series. This edition includes a never-before-released short story, as well as all the slices of life scenes and text messages I've written for this couple.

When a marriage of convenience turns into the passion of a lifetime…

Holden “Havoc” Thompson

My job as the leader of the Moonshine Task Force is my life. I eat, breathe, and sleep it. The men under my command mean the world to me. Knowing they count on my guidance has kept my demons at bay for longer than I care to admit. The control I have over myself is an iron fist that sometimes threatens to squeeze the life out of me. What I want more than anything is to live again – let go of the hurt smothering every bit of light I have in this darkness. I don’t expect it to come in the form of a Moonshiner’s daughter needing my protection.

Leighton Strather

My whole life has been defined by who my family is. In the state of Alabama, we’re number one with a target on our backs. The danger and prestige isn’t for me. I don’t care about the money, and I care too much about the families we’ve ruined. My brother and my dad are proud of it. They wear their arrest records like a badge of honor. Me? I want as far away from the lifestyle as I can get. It’s the only reason I ask Holden to marry me. At least that's what I tell myself. I never expect his whispered yes to cause such upheaval in my life. Even though I resist, I learn some havoc is good – and this one? It’s a whirlwind of lust, hope, and love and all I can do is let it sweep me away.


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Laramie Briscoe is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of over 30 books, with sales of over half a million copies.

Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie has appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on Apple Books, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. Her books have been known to make readers laugh and cry. They are guaranteed to be emotional, steamy reads.

When she's not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on Netflix. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband.

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Once Upon a Legend by Mary Ting - Cover Reveal

Once Upon A Legend
Mary Ting
Publication date: March 20th 2023
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

A story of love and a power that echoes through time.

A prophecy foretold by the Council.
A sword forged by the Ladies of the Lake.
A child born from love and the hope of thousands.

Seventeen-year-old Idrisa is a student from Dumont Orphan School. When the Emperor of Dumonia invites all citizens to a birthday gala for Prince Merrick, she attends and becomes entangled in a world beyond belief.

At the party, Idrisa begins to hear strange voices that urge her to go to the lake. A student from school follows and tries to kill her, but in the fight for her survival, Idrisa gains possession of an eternal sword—gifted by the Ladies of the Lake.

The Emperor demands it, but only Idrisa can wield the sword, so he imprisons her. Her only hope is Prince Merrick, but he is grieving the death of his mother and doesn’t care about anything happening around him.

While held captive, Idrisa uncovers secrets that challenge everything she thought she knew about Dumonia. Enemies and allies emerge when they hear news of the sword, and she must unlock the mystery of the weapon before darkness descends on the empire forever.

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Author Bio:

Bio: Born in Seoul, Korea, author Mary Ting is an international bestselling, multi-gold award winning author. Her books span a wide range of genres, and her storytelling talents have earned a devoted legion of fans, as well as garnered critical praise. She is a diverse voice who writes diverse characters, often dealing with a catastrophic world.

Becoming an author happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother and inspired by a dream she had in high school. After realizing she wanted to become a full-time author, Mary retired from teaching. She also had the privilege of touring with the Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book: No Bullies Allowed.

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