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The Winemakers Spotlight Tour

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The Winemakers by Jan Moran
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
Paperback; 358 pages
Description:
1956: When Caterina Rosetta inherits a cottage in the countryside of Italy from a grandmother she's never known, she discovers a long-buried family secret -- a secret so devastating, it threatens the future of everything her mother has worked for.
Many years before, her mother's hard-won dreams of staking her family's claim in the vineyards of California came to fruition; but as an old murder comes to light, and Caterina uncovers a tragic secret that may destroy the man she loves, she realizes her happiness will depend on revealing the truth of her mother's buried past.
From author Jan Moran comes The Winemakers, a sweeping, romantic novel that will hold you in its grasp until the last delicious sip.

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Author Bio:
Jan Moran is a Rizzo…

A Pattern of Lies Blog Tour and Review

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A Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks Publication date: April 12, 2016 Paperback: 352 pages
Source: Publisher via TLC Book Tours for an honest review

 A horrific explosion at a gunpowder mill sends Bess Crawford to war-torn France to keep a deadly pattern of lies from leading to more deaths, in this compelling and atmospheric mystery from the New York Timesbestselling author of A Question of Honor and An Unwilling Accomplice.

 An explosion and fire at the Ashton Gunpowder Mill in Kent has killed over a hundred men. It’s called an appalling tragedy—until suspicion and rumor raise the specter of murder. While visiting the Ashton family, Bess Crawford finds herself caught up in a venomous show of hostility that doesn’t stop with Philip Ashton’s arrest. Indeed, someone is out for blood, and the household is all but under siege.

The only known witness to the tragedy is now at the Front in France. Bess is asked to find him. When she does, he refuses to tell …

Grendel's Mother:The Saga of the Wyrd-Wife Blog Tour and Review

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Grendel's Mother: The Saga of the Wyrd-Wife by Susan Signe Morrison Publication Date: September 25, 2015
Publisher:Top Hat Books
Paperback & eBook; 238 Pages
ISBN-10: 1785350099
Source: Author/Publisher for an honest review


Shortlisted for the 2014-2015 Sarton Literary Award for Historical Fiction.

 An amber bead. A gold and glass drinking horn. A ring engraved with Thor’s hammer – all artifacts from a Germanic tribe that carved a space for itself through brutality and violence on a windswept land . Brimhild weaves peace and conveys culture to the kingdom, until the secret of her birth threatens to tear apart the fragile political stability. This is her story – the tale of Grendel’s Mother. She is no monster as portrayed in the Old English epic, Beowulf. We learn her side of the story and that of her defamed child. We see the many passages of her life: the brine-baby who floated mysteriously to shore; the hall-queen presiding over the triumphant building of the golden hall Heo…

The Bloodmark Saga Book Blast

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Book Junkie Promotions Presents Aurora Whittet's the Blookmark Saga Book BlastBloodmark (Book One) Publication Date: November 1, 2013 Wise Ink Creative Publishing Hardcover & eBook; 388 Pages Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal/Romance/Fantasy Sixteen-year-old werewolf princess Ashling Boru is different from other wolves-she was able to shift to wolf form at birth. Rather than bringing pride to her family, it brings fear, and as a result, she is forced to live in seclusion in Ireland's countryside. Ashling's reputation is further blackened when she refuses her betrothed and defies the ancient laws. When her pack's oldest rivals begin hunting her, she finds herself in the small town of York Harbor, Maine-far from everything she's ever known.
In Maine, she crosses paths with the dark and rebellious Grey Donavan, and something ignites within her soul. There's just one problem: Grey is human. Their instant connection turns into a passionate romance, and Ashling begins…

The Dark Lady's Mask Book Blast

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The Dark Lady's Mask by Mary Sharratt Publication Date: April 19, 2016 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Hardcover, eBook, Audio Book Genre: Historical Fiction

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Shakespeare in Love meets Shakespeareís Sister in this novel of Englandís first professional woman poet and her collaboration and love affair with William Shakespeare.

London, 1593. Aemilia Bassano Lanier is beautiful and accomplished, but her societal conformity ends there. She frequently cross-dresses to escape her loveless marriage and to gain freedoms only men enjoy, but a chance encounter with a ragged, little-known poet named Shakespeare changes everything.

Aemilia grabs at the chance to pursue her long-held dream of writing and the two outsiders strike up a literary bargain. They leave plague-ridden London for Italy, where they begin secretly writing comedies together and where Will falls in love with the beautiful country ó and with Aemilia, his Dark Lady. Their Italian idyll, though, cannot last and their …