Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Dung Beetles of Liberia Tour and Giveaway


The Dung Beetles of Liberia
by Daniel V. Meier Jr.
Genre: Adventure, Historical Fiction

Based on the remarkable true account of a young American who landed in Liberia in 1961.


Ken Verrier is not happy, nor at peace. He is experiencing the turbulence of Ishmael and the guilt of his brother's death. His sudden decision to drop out of college and deal with his demons shocks his family, his friends, and especially his girlfriend, soon to have been his fiancee. His destination: Liberia - The richest country in Africa both in monetary wealth and in natural resources.

Nothing could have prepared Ken for the experiences he was about to live through. He quickly realizes that he has arrived in a place where he understands very little of what is considered normal, where the dignity of life has little meaning, and where he can trust no one.

Flying into the interior bush as a transport pilot, Ken learns quickly. He witnesses first-hand the disparate lives of the Liberian "Country People" and the "Congo People" also known as Americo-Liberians. These descendants of President Monroe's American Colonization Policy that sent freed slaves back to Africa in the 1800's have set up a strict hierarchical society not unlike the antebellum South.

Author Dan Meier describes Ken's many escapades, spanning from horrifying to whimsical, with engaging and fast-moving narrative that ultimately describe a society upon which the wealthy are feeding and in which the poor are being buried.

It's a novel that will stay will you long after the last word has been read.




“A short time after hiring Ku, I went into the kitchen. He was at his waiting station looking at me. I opened the door to our ancient kerosene-fired refrigerator.
Wha you wan, boss? Ku get it fo you,” he said, slipping from the stool and putting himself between me and the contents of the refrigerator.
Something to eat, Ku.”
No worry, boss.” Ku said, “We ha good stew, good meat—no bush meat—and French baguettes, fresh may t’day, from da new market. Vey goo.”
Great, Ku. If you would prepare it, I’ll have it out on the porch. That’s where I’ll be.” I retrieved a bottle of beer from the refrigerator, popped it open, and left to find a chair on the porch. Thirty minutes later Ku brought the stew and several slices from the baguette. I had been in Africa long enough to have learned that if something tastes good, don’t ask what it is. However, this time I thought I’d try:
This is great, Ku. A little different, but delicious. What is it?”
Ku grinned. “Oh, boss, don’t worry. It white man food. I kno why you askin. It no bugabug. It not time for bugabug.”
Bugabug? What’s bugabug?” I asked.
Bugabug is wha ya call termites.”
Termites? You eat termites?”
Oh, yeah, boss. Dey good. But dey only come out two time a year.”
How so?”
Well, you know they live in de big big mounds. Mounds bigga n me. An every now and den, de queen, she decides to move. So dey all move. Swarms and swarms and billions and billions all leave at the same time to find a new home. An das when evybody go get ’em, cook ’em, and eat ’em. Dey real good, boss. Kinda tase lie crunchy chickin.”
Nice to know, Ku, but when bugabug season comes, I’ll pass.”

A retired Aviation Safety Inspector for the FAA, Daniel V. Meier, Jr. has always had a passion for writing. During his college years, he studied History at The University of North Carolina Wilmington and American Literature at The University of Maryland Graduate School. In 1980 he was published by Leisure Books under the pen name of Vice Daniels. He also worked briefly for the Washington Business Journal as a journalist and has been a contributing writer/editor for several aviation magazines.


Dan and his wife live in Owings, Maryland, about twenty miles south of Annapolis and when he's not writing, they spend their summers sailing on the Chesapeake Bay.





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Falling Into Chaos Tour and Giveaway


Falling Into Chaos
A Reverse Harem, Paranormal Romance Anthology

A collection of magical stories from 
Liz Knox, Courtney Lynn Rose, Iris Sweetwater, Kendra Moreno, Nikki Landis, 
A.K. Koonce, Kelly A. Walker, Nikki Hunter & Lulu M. Sylvian.

Love is magical . . . and sometimes, that magic happens with multiple people-- at the same time.


Falling Into Chaos is packed with reverse harem love stories twisted with a dash of the paranormal.

Whether you enjoy the light and sweet magic that comes with true love or the hot and heavy lust of shifters and more, this anthology has something to appeal to your tastes.

Because let's be honest, who doesn't like the idea of true love coming from multiple forms? Especially those with divine, otherworldly appeal!









Liz Knox is the paranormal pen name for international bestselling author Elizabeth Knox. She's most commonly known for her mafia and biker books, however loves to dive into other worlds. As she releases throughout the year under her primary pen name, she hopes to start releasing under this pen name regularly starting in 2020.










Courtney Lynn Rose grew up in Baltimore and is pretty sure she threw her ability to give a f**k into the Inner Harbor long before high school. Like almost every writer on the planet, she started writing at a very young age. Her "way with words" led to her being the go-to person for writing funeral speeches for a long time.

Today she lives in East Tennessee with her children and spends a majority of her time writing things that makes people smile while cutting their emotions deep, and running her own professional editing company. Her novels pull from life and bring to light the things she holds fiercely in her DNA--abuse and addiction survival, domestic violence, and above all, the notion and belief that love, loyalty, and friendship are the bonds which hold every relationship together.



Iris Sweetwater grew up in the south in a large family. She began writing when she was only four years old, finding a special love for poetry and telling crazy stories. As an adult, she spent a lot of time in the marketing world before finding her niche in ghostwriting and editing. Finally, she got to a point where she felt it was time to get her own work out there, so she began to self-publish. She hopes to make it a career one day to support her wonderful family on. She loves books, movies, dance workouts, chocolate, and little adventures









Nikki Landis is an Amazon bestselling and award-winning paranormal, reverse harem, & sci-fi romance author. She's been addicted to romance and alpha heroes since she used to sneak her mother's 'bodice rippers' as a teen and now writes her own. Nikki's recent novel Refugee Road won the IPPY Gold Medal for 2017 BEST ROMANCE/EROTICA.











Bio-engineered to be the only redhead in a generation of blonds, Lulu M. Sylvian feels that "aliens" may actually be the best answer for a lifetime of being asked, "Where did you get that red hair from?"

She did not come into writing from years of scribbling words on paper. Her background is rooted in visual arts and making pictures. Encouraged to make those pictures out of words Lulu began writing just to see what would happen.










Kendra Moreno lives in Texas where the summers are scorching, and the iced tea is straight sugar. When she isn't writing, she likes to go on real life adventures with her husband and son and hopes to one day scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef.















Nikki Hunter is a mom and wife, but also a Friends nerd. When she's not writing she spends her time binge watching Seven Brides for Seven Brothers while making her husband crazy.












A.K. Koonce is a USA Today best selling author. She's a mom by day and a fantasy and paranormal romance author by night. She keeps the fantastical stories in her mind on an endless loop, while she tries her best to focus on her actual life and not that of the spectacular but demanding fictional characters who always fill her thoughts














Kelly A Walker lives in the South with her hubby, a teenage son, and two crazy dogs. She writes Southern Romance with a Sassy Attitude.









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✱✱Book Review✱✱ What Rose Forgot by Nevada Barr


What Rose Forgot
by Nevada Barr


In New York Times bestselling author Nevada Barr's gripping standalone, a grandmother in her sixties emerges from a mental fog to find she's trapped in her worst nightmare

Rose Dennis wakes up in a hospital gown, her brain in a fog, only to discover that she's been committed to an Alzheimer's Unit in a nursing home. With no memory of how she ended up in this position, Rose is sure that something is very wrong. When she overhears one of the administrators saying about her that she's "not making it through the week," Rose is convinced that if she's to survive, she has to get out of the nursing home. She avoids taking her medication, putting on a show for the aides, then stages her escape.
The only problem is—how does she convince anyone that she's not actually demented? Her relatives were the ones to commit her, all the legal papers were drawn up, the authorities are on the side of the nursing home, and even she isn't sure she sounds completely sane. But any lingering doubt Rose herself might have had is erased when a would-be killer shows up in her house in the middle of the night. Now Rose knows that someone is determined to get rid of her.
With the help of her computer hacker/recluse sister Marion, thirteen-year old granddaughter Mel, and Mel's friend Royal, Rose begins to gather her strength and fight back—to find out who is after her and take back control of her own life. But someone out there is still determined to kill Rose, and they're holding all the cards.


Releasing September 17th




Momma Says: 2 stars⭐⭐

What Rose Forgot sounded like an interesting mystery, and it does start off that way. However, it soon turns into something unbelievable bordering on ridiculous. I realize this is fiction, and a certain amount of leeway can be given, but this one is almost fantasy, especially since nothing short of magic could make a woman in Rose's condition bounce back so quickly. And I don't just say that because of her age. I would find it hard to believe of a twenty-year-old, let alone someone in their sixties. It's a shame because Rose was such a feisty character, and I did have a few laughs along the way. But once things started happening, most of it was just eye-rollingly off the wall. I like quirky characters, and they tend to be some of my favorites, but this one takes quirky to a whole new level. The mystery had potential, but by the time I got through Rose's many adventures, I was just over it and really didn't care one way or the other about the whodunit. 

❃❃ARC provided by NetGalley and Minotaur Books



Forbidden Romance Blog Tour




New Release - 
Forbidden Romance, Silverblade, Book 3
Release Date: September 12th
Bella Jeanisse
Rockstar Romance
332 Pages
#FRWTMO



A Rockstar Romance set in the World of Triple Threat.

Happily ever after is just within reach, but life has more obstacles in store for Shane Martin than he imagined possible.

The frontman for Silverblade has been dealing with guilt since his best friend, Troy Hudson, overdosed. Shane’s feelings for Troy’s wife, Patricia, intensify it. Nevertheless, he yearns for a life with her. 

Patricia Hudson lives with the ghost of her deceased husband, even mistaking Shane for Troy when attempting intimate moments. She is determined to find a way to make it work for them. A second chance at love is worth fighting for.

Silverblade is a Rockstar Romance series which follows the band through a transformation that leaves them open to new possibilities.

Book 1 – Silverblade

Book 2 – Accidental Romance

Book 3 – Forbidden Romance

Warning: For those 18 and over only. May not suitable for all readers. Bumps in the road can be fun, right?



Universal Book Link: https://books2read.com/u/31reo6

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Patty smiled when Shane leaned on her as she washed the dishes. His freshly dyed hair draped over her shoulder. “Do you need something?”

“Yeah… but not gonna ask you for that… yet.” His eyes closed as his body responded to their closeness. One foot moved back, then he decided he shouldn’t hide his desire for her.

She pressed against him and bit her lip when she felt a bulge in his shorts. What’s he like in bed? Should I make the first move? Does he like that sort of thing? Ugh! We’re taking this slow, remember? Maybe we should go out on a date.

“Patty?” She hadn’t responded to multiple questions. With an urge for more contact, Shane placed his hands on her hips. “How about we watch a porn on the couch?”

The plate in Patty’s hand slipped. “What?”

“That you hear, but not me asking if you’ve seen the new Star Wars movie?”

She blushed. “I’m sorry. My mind drifted for a while.”

“I know.” His lips touched her ear. “What were you thinking about? Me?”

“Yes.” Her entire body shivered. “Are you trying to seduce me?”

His eyes widened. “Uh… no.” He stepped back. “Sorry.”

She turned and winked. “It’s working.”

“Really?” He brushed her lips with his. “I guess we should continue then.”



“Another Rock Romance Winner!!
This is an amazing love story between Shane and Patty that keeps you on the edge of your seat and praying that these two can find their HEA especially considering their circumstance….” - Doris


Another 5+ star read in the Silverblade series set in the Triple Threat World of Rockstars. Shane and Patty's story takes them on a journey of loss and grief, acceptance, lust and love. - Sarah


“It was so great to delve back into the Silverblade world. If you love series that bring characters in from other books Bella’s book are it. 
This story is about finding love again and rebirth” - Suzan

“Amazing. Bella has grown so much in her writing that with every new book you can feel like you are one with the characters.” - Traci

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Silverblade Book 1



Genre: Rockstar






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Accidental Romance - Silverblade Book 2
Genre: Rockstar Romance






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Bella Jeanisse lives for rock music. Addicted to concerts, Avenged Sevenfold, fictional rockers, and blasting music in the car, she can’t get enough. After her father turned her on to Queen, there was no going back. Of course, it didn’t stop there. Playing guitar became a pastime, which didn’t turn into a career… until she started to pen her fantasies and publish them.



Originally from Brooklyn, New York City, she grew up with access to clubs like L’Amour and CBGBs, hung out in Greenwich Village, as well as had plenty of friends in bands. No wonder rockers stayed on her mind. Bringing her ideas to life was a long time coming.



She is now living near Tampa, FL with 3 kids and 3 grandkids, as a single mom. Her family supports her writing even when it seems to take up more time than they feel is necessary. Can’t stop the muse, ya know!

Besides erotic rock star romances, Bella also writes about wild bikers, hot college men and more.



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The Dung Beetles of Liberia Tour and Giveaway

The Dung Beetles of Liberia by Daniel V. Meier Jr. Genre: Adventure, Historical Fiction Based on the remarkable true ...