Enza blog tour April 23rd-May 3rd

About the Book:

It is a time of innocence and prosperity. The Women’s Suffrage Movement gains more attention with each passing day. All across the country housewives and young ladies harbor hope that they might finally win the right to vote. Patriotism is at its peak as the war to end all wars rages an ocean away.
On the homefront, in a small town in Michigan, life is being lived out like the pages of a Mark Twain novel. Until an unseen enemy, deadlier than any human adversary, threatens Mankind’s very existence.
Elliot Owens – The only thing in the world that matters to Elliot is his wife and their five children, and he will do everything in his power to protect them.
Daniel Pullman – When his plans to join the Army are dashed following an injury, meeting the love of his life makes the disappointment easier to bear.
Colby Thornton – A devoted minister whose congregation loves him nearly as much as he loves them, Colby struggles with bitterness toward the wife who doesn’t love him at all.
Marcus McClelland – One of the local funeral directors, Marcus lives his life avoiding close relationships because if he doesn’t care about anyone, it won’t hurt when he loses them.
Jonathon Owens – At ten years old all Jonathon dreams of is to be a war hero…by proving that his German neighbor is a spy.
When all is said and done, will any of them survive?

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About the Author:

She is the author of Reluctant Guardian, A Fine Mess, and The Stranger in my Head, with the fact-based fiction novel, Enza, to be released later this year.

Kristy currently lives in Michigan with her two children, too many pets and a husband who gives her the freedom to write to her hearts content.  She spends her time living in her make-believe worlds, cooking and baking up a storm, and doing her best to learn to say ‘no’ when stray animals wander into her large country yard.

Tour Schedule

April
23rd – Patricia @ Live and Dream a Little Dream
24th Andi @ Radiant Light
25th Heather @ It’s All About Me
26th Shannon @ Cocktails and Books (guest post only)
28th Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews
29th Molly @ Reviews by Molly
30th Hayley @ Hanging Off The Wire
May
1st Tracy @ Booked Up

The Ruins of Noe Blog tour April 23-May5th

About the Book:

A child born with no destiny: one of many signs that the White Forest faeries had lost touch with the Ethereals, the Ancient Ones. High Priestess Ondelle is convinced by an old proverb that one faerie is fated to travel to the former home of the Ancients, the Ruins of Noe, to find the answer. That faerie, she believes, is Brigitta. Ondelle and Brigitta set off to save their forest once again, but when they arrive in Noe they discover something they never learned from any faerie tale. Why had this dark secret been kept from them? Why in the name of Faweh had the Ancients left some faeries behind?

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Authors links:

The Accidental Novelist

The White Forest

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About the Author:

seasoned spokenword artist, Danika Dinsmore has performed at hundreds of events from Seattle’s Bumbershoot Arts Festival to the Labyrinth Poetry Series in Vienna, Austria. In addition to her performance work, Danika writes and teaches for the page and screen. The first book in her children’s fantasy adventure series, Brigitta of the White Forest, was adapted from one of her original feature film scripts. She uses the experience of creating the White Forest to teach world-building techniques in her Imaginary Worlds workshops. Book Two in the series, The Ruins of Noe, is scheduled for release in early 2012. Danika lives and plays in Vancouver, British Columbia and teaches writing courses for Capilano University and the Creative Writing for Children Society.

Tour Schedule:

       24th Jade @ Ink Scratchers
       25th Phaedra @ Identity Discovery
       26th Nikki McCarver @ Close encounters of the Night Kind
       28th Vidya @ Books Are Magic
       29th Nikki @ Pretty Opinionated
       30th Anya @ House Millar
May  1st C. Lee McKenzie @ The Write Game (interview only)
        2nd Paula @ Book Stop Lover
        3rd Elemillia @ Personal Literary Book Frenzy
       4th Sheila @ Sheila Deeth
        5th Ana @ Book Spark
        6th Crystal @ Inspire

Silver Knight Blog tour April 15th – 23rd

Description:

A Struggle Against Evil—Love Through the Ages—A Destiny to Fulfill When seventeen-year-old Diana recognizes an elderly priest in a video on YouTube, she realizes that reincarnation is real and that she’s been alive before! Every night in her dreams, she views her past lives learning that it’s kill or be killed. Now a bishop at the Vatican whom she saved in another life calls on her once more. She is needed to help defeat an infestation of demons living within the catacombs of Rome. Warned by their foul smell and armed by her dreams, Diana is a warrior who must battle the Dark in order for the Light to prevail. But when she arrives in Rome, she meets Alexander – the man of her dreams! Through the centuries she has loved him…betrayed him…been killed by him. Will she give him another chance or this time will she strike first? Silver Knight takes you on an adventure where demons and heroes from the past blend with history, action, and just a hint of romance.
About the author:
In the 1990s Caron Rider began teaching adults to use computer software, hardware, and networking. After several years, her clients became younger and younger until she found herself tutoring high school dropouts to pass the GED. She found working with at-risk teenagers so rewarding that she changed her undergraduate major to Education. Upon graduating from the University of South Alabama with a B.S., she began teaching high school history and continues to teach history classes online.
Always wanting to encourage students’ creativity, reading and writing skills, she has put together a collaborative story telling effort at http://telling-tales.wikispaces.com. Everyone is welcome to help with the story one paragraph at a time!
She currently lives in rural Missouri with her two kids, two dogs, two cats, and loving father. She can be contacted through her website: www.caronrider.com.
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Tour Schedule:
April:

 15th – Jessica @ Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile (review)

15th – Aine @ House Millar

16th – Em @ Ed and Em Reviews

17th – Alyssa @ The Book Blog Experience

18th – Shelia @ Sheila Deeth

18th – Jamie @ Jamie Be Musing

19th – Kimberly @ Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

19th – Naida @ …the bookworm… (interview only)

20th – Jennifer @ Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy

20th – Kristen @ Seeing Nights Book Reviews

21st – Tana @ Tana Rae Reads

22nd- Erika @ Moonlight Book Reviews 

22nd – Michelle @ Book Brief

23rd – Andi @ Radiant Light

23rd – Colette @ A Buckeye Girl Reads

Explorer X: Beta blog tour April 8th – 17th

About the book:

Barely escaping their captors, Aadi and Eirena are determined to save their dying friend. After their final confrontation with the species that tortured them, they’ve changed-unfortunately, not for the better. The changes caused by a terrible experiment force Aadi to accept the possibility that he may never be fit to go home, and that holding onto his sanity, or leading his friends to safety will end in failure and may rip his friendship with Eirena apart, forever. Time is slipping away and the possibility of losing his friend is not an option, but the foe that awaits them may be worse than the one they left.
LM Preston’s website: http://www.lmpreston.com/index.html
About the Author:
LM. Preston was born and raised in Washington, DC.  An avid reader, she loved to create poetry and short-stories as a young girl.  With a thirst for knowledge she attended college at Bowie State University, and worked in the IT field as a Techie and Educator for over sixteen years.  She started writing science fiction under the encouragement of her husband who was a Sci-Fi buff and her four kids.  Her first published novel, Explorer X – Alpha was the beginning of her obsessive desire to write and create stories of young people who overcome unbelievable odds.  She loves to write while on the porch watching her kids play or when she is traveling, which is another passion that encouraged her writing.
Tour schedule:
April 8th: Mariah @ A Readers Adventure
          8th: The Plot Thickens (Interview Only)
         9th: Angie @ My Four Monkeys
        10th: Glenda @ Book Reader’s Heaven
        11th: Krystal @ Live To Read
        12th: Nicole @ Purple Peguin Reviews
        13th: Shelia @ Shelia Deeth
        14th: Luke @ Digital Science Fiction
        15th: Andrea @ So Many Books, So Little Time
        16th: Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my! (Guest Post Only)
       16th: Megan @ The Book Addicted Girl
       17th: Dee @ Book Zone

Growing Pains blog tour: April 4th-11th

About the Book:

Kendra Foster is just an ordinary girl trying to get through her growing pains. Join her for her eight grade year and the struggles she goes through such as her parents fighting, cheerleading tryouts, friendship ups and downs, first crushes, etc. Growing pains is a fun look at life and its ups and downs, its bumps and its bruises. But with perseverance, determination, and faith you can be all you were born to be.

The authors goal is to inspire young adults to never give up and to not be afraid of being yourself.

Website: http://doinitpublishing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KPSmith2

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Doin-It-Publishing/213838971964801

Purchase Copy Here: Amazon.com & BarnesandNoble.com

About the Author:

K.P. Smith has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Xavier University in New Orleans, LA. She also has a Masters in Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing from Loyola University in Chicago, IL. K.P. Smith has a successful career in the Insurance Industry.

She has been an avid reader since her youth. Writing has always been a passion of hers. She is the author of the Growing Pains Series. The first book in the series is Growing Pains: Kendra’s Dairies  She is currently working on the second book in the series; New Beginnings.

She has recently started her own publishing Company Doin It Publishing. In addition, she  developed a community outreach program Open Hands Open Hearts. She currently resides in New Orleans, LA with her two sons.

Tour Schedule:

April 4th Precious @ Fragments of Life
          5th Heather @ Fire and Ice
          6th Michelle @ Much Loved Books
          7th Victoria @ Always a Booklover
          8th Michael @ Author Michael Allen (Guest Post)
         9th Jo Ann @ Book Faerie
       10th Ruth @ My Devotional Thoughts
       11th Sheila @ Sheila Deeth
       12th Jennifer @ My Life With Books (Guest Post Only)
       13th Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!

Deadly Pleasures Blog Tour: April 2nd-11th

About the book:

Megan Riley has bigger things to worry about than the fact that her neighbor has just been found dead.

Her engagement has just ended, and she is once again on a quest to find Mr. Right-or at least Mr. Right Now. Tired of emotional ties and ready for a new adventure, Megan and her three best friends make a fateful decision. They hire hunky stripper Michael Harrington as their timeshare boytoy-unaware he is the prime suspect in a series of gruesome murders. Suddenly, they find themselves involved in a complicated murder investigation led by a handsome detective who is focused only on finding the twisted serial killer before he strikes again. But who will be the next to die? Megan, the hardworking real estate agent; newly divorced Kathleen; Alex, married to a wealthy businessman; or Rachel, the spurned wife of a hot Hollywood screenwriter?

Following her own investigation, Megan takes a wild ride through L.A.’s bondage parlors, hidden sex clubs, and the extravagant lifestyles of the rich and famous; soon she discovers that her quest for adventure has abruptly transformed into a dangerous game of life and death.

Website: http://www.maryfirmin.com

Blog: http://maryfirmin.blogspot.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/firminmary

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/maryfirmin

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About the Author:

Mary Firmin was born in the North of England, emigrated to Canada, then traveled to Florida where she owned and operated an Arthur Murray Dance Studio. She moved on to Santa Monica, California where she worked in Real Estate Sales and eventually became Vice President of a large firm on the West Side. She began her writing career by attending many classes at local colleges, including UCLA, and then moved on to private writer’s groups. As active members of a Southern California Yacht Club, Mary and her husband traveled up and down the California Coastline for years, and spent many days on Catalina Island. Upon moving to the Desert, Mary wrote a society column for a Palm Springs newspaper. It is from these experiences she forged her characters and the story of Deadly Pleasures. This book is a fun, casual read with a little romance, some deviant sex, and a sick serial killer. It is sure to keep your attention to the very end. Mary’s loving husband, Bill, passed away this year. She has three children, one gorgeous grandchild and lives in Rancho Mirage, California. Mary is now working on her second book in this series, Deadly Secrets.

Mary Firmin’s book Deadly Pleasure was featured in the New York Times book review section on April 1st!

Tour Schedule:

April 2nd – Babs @Babs Book Bistro

3rd – Dawn @ I Love Books

4th – Allizabeth @ The Paperback Pursuer

5th – Molly @ Reviews by Molly

6th – Louisa @ Words I Write Crazy

7th – Tabby @ Insightful Minds

8th – Nikki @ Close Encounters of the Night Kind

9th -Tana @ Tana Rae Reads

10th – Jennifer K @ My Life With Books

11th – Vidya @ Books Are Magic

Reviews of Deadly Pleasures:

“Firmin writes more like a seasoned storyteller than a debut novelist,…Deadly Pleasures is recommended for readers who like to be both titillated and entertained. Ones certainly hopes that the author, an iUniverse Rising Star, has more naughty novels up her sleeves.” Jill Allen, Clarion Reviews. (Five star review)

“Firmin’s first novel is a first-rate murder mystery…swiftly paced tale of lust, seduction, duplicity and horror, Firmin’s debut easily keeps the pages turning.” Kirkus Reviews

“Sex and the City meets James Patterson in this tale of friendship that’s peppered with enough thriller action to make Deadly Pleasures a solid guilty pleasure.” Blueink Reviews

“Deadly Pleasures doesn’t rely on gimmicks. Firmin writes with authority. Fully developed characters keep the story moving.” -Reviewed by Doris Parmett, National Best-selling author of Lies, Risk, and 11 other novels.

“There is a nice balance between romance and mystery making this a great read. I always enjoy a good mystery and I am looking forward to more of Firmin’s books as this is one of the best mysteries I have read!” -Kristie from Readers Favorite

Tours that still need bloggers to host reviews, interviews or guest post!

Here are a few Tours that I have openings available on and would love to get some reviewers involved in. Contact me at stormi@lightningbookpromotions.com.

Angel on Fire by Jacquie Johnson (Tour April 25 th-May 4th) Romance

All Angela wants is to understand why her father, security specialist Mac McKenzie, dropped dead on a sidewalk in Boston. Instead, she is thrust into the midst of an international conspiracy when she discovers that her father was working on a classified project at the time of his death. Now, the FBI, a terrorist and a killer have her in their sights.

Former Navy SEAL turned undercover operative, Chase Romero thinks his boss is overreacting when he orders Chase to small town America to protect Angela. But he changes his mind when her home is burglarized and “accidents” begin to happen. The real question becomes, how can he keep her safe if he keeps tripping over his own heart?

After shooting an intruder, Angela flees the scene, and the FBI issues a warrant for her arrest. On the run for her life and her freedom, she places her trust in Chase. As they travel from New England, to the nation’s capital, to the shores of Lake Michigan, the trail – and their attraction – grow hotter. Together, they team up to prevent a global financial market meltdown and face a killer who will stop at nothing to get his hands on the project Mac protected with his life.

May 3rd and 4th are still open!

Tour runs from May 14th-23rd

For every child who has ever dreamed of a special horse, and for anyone who has loved an equine partner. Share Sox adventures, his friends, and his challenges. Let him tell you his story in his own words. SOX is an American Quarter Horse, born with a brave heart and an in your face attitude. He was also born with a leg that was not quite right. His courage and his disregard for his handicap inspire his little friend Emma. Emma too has a challenge to over come. She struggles with a learning disability. She befriends Sox and an unbreakable bond is formed. When Emma is plucked up and swept away by a fierce storm, Sox leads the rescue party. Will he be able to fill in for Emma’s little mare that was injured by the storm?

Dates still open are 17th, 19th-23rd.

Touring May 28th-June 6th.

Two nights after her eighteenth birthday, Lily is attacked while out jogging, but is saved by Tharin Lunar, a Sidhe prince. When she discovers that her attacker is her own brother, Lucas, who disappeared four years ago, Lily refuses to believe that her brother would truly hurt her and becomes determined to find Lucas and bring him home. Lily finds that Lucas’ disappearance is somehow tied to Tharin; so when he informs her that she is his betrothed and must return with him to Velesi, fulfill a treaty between their families and unite the two strongest clans through their marriage, Lily agrees. However, she is not going to Velesi for a wedding, but to bring home her only family, Lucas.

On their journey to the borders of Velesi, the realm of the Thirteen Clans, they are pursued by a Sidhe assassin group call the Ange, meet with an ogre crime lord that ends badly, deal with a sleazy troll motel manager, and when they discover that there is a bounty on their heads, they must keep one step ahead of every assassin, bounty hunter and low-life criminal from Velesi.

Protecting Lily has become the biggest challenge of Tharin’s life. Lucky for him he has help in the form of his twin brother, Tolan, Lily’s best friend Julia and his three bodyguard cousins.

Dates still open are May 30th, 31st,  June 1st, 3rd-6th.