Book Promo: Please See Us

Please See Us

by Caitlin Mullen

Summer has come to Atlantic City but the boardwalk is empty of tourists, the casino lights have dimmed, and two Jane Does are laid out in the marshland behind the Sunset Motel, just west of town. Only one person even knows they’re there.

Meanwhile, Clara, a young boardwalk psychic, struggles to attract clients for the tarot readings that pay her rent. When she begins to experience very real and disturbing visions, she suspects they could be related to the recent cases of women gone missing in town. When Clara meets Lily, an ex-Soho art gallery girl who is working at a desolate casino spa and reeling from a personal tragedy, she thinks Lily may be able to help her. But Lily has her own demons to face. If they can put the pieces together in time, they may save another lost girl—so long as their efforts don’t attract perilous attention first. Can they break the ill-fated cycle, or will they join the other victims?

Evocative, eerie, and compelling, Please See Us is a fast-paced psychological thriller that explores the intersection of womanhood, power, and violence.

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Review

Please See Us is riveting, the rare book that unpacks and deplores violence against women even as it depicts it. In Caitlin Mullen’s hands, everyone has a voice, and the dead speak as loudly as the living. Please See Us is a beautifully written, thoughtful page-turner, as well as a tribute to the women— not just victims, but full human beings—who so frequently go unseen.” (Chloe Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Immortalists )

About the Author

Caitlin Mullen earned a BA in English and creative writing from Colgate University, an MA in English from NYU, and an MFA in fiction from Stony Brook University. While at Stony Brook, she taught undergraduate creative writing, served as an editor and contributing writer for The Southampton Review, and worked as a bookseller at WORD in Greenpoint. She grew up in upstate New York and the Jersey Shore and currently lives in Brooklyn. Please See Us is her debut novel.

Book Promo: Romance Writers of America® Presents

Premiere: A Romance Writers of America® Collection

From Romance Writers of America® comes a never-before-published collection of tales that showcases the breadth and complexity of the world’s most popular genre of fiction!

New York Times bestselling authors Cindy Gerard and Allison Brennan bring the thrills in their tales of romantic suspense.

New York Times bestselling authors Sabrina Jeffries and Courtney Milan take you on a trip back in time with lush stories of historical romance.

New York Times bestselling authors Vicki Lewis Thompson and Joan Johnston show the wonder of contemporary romance, while New York Times bestselling authors Monica Murphy and Laura Kaye’s New Adult romances delve into the evolving Millennial perspective.

And editor and #1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day’s tale of angels and sizzling desire takes readers to the edge with paranormal romance.

From the first love of Young Adult romance to tales of second chances, LGBT romance to the realms of the supernatural, contemporary to historical, suspense to inspirational, the genre of romance has a story for every reader and this blockbuster inaugural collection from Romance Writers of America showcases it all!

Plus tales from:
Lila Bell
T. L. Costa
Diane Kelly
Amber Lin
Katy Regnery
Erica Ridley
Regina Scott
Harper St. George
Lex Valentine

Reviews

“I LOVED this anthology. Such a crazy diverse group of authors and romance genres. There was something for EVERYONE. You HAVE to check it out!! I also loved that all the stories were connected in the theme of ‘a wrong number’ – everything about this was awesome!”
– All Romance Reviews
“I absolutely loved this collection of short stories. It was a varied mixture of different genres that all had something to do with love. Whether it was about a second chance at love, finding love in the most unexpected places, or rekindling past flames, they were all incredibly great romances that I truly hope are just precursors to more in a series. I want more from each world and each author. I truly enjoyed every single story in this collection and that is no lie.”
– Book Reader Chronicles”This decadent and assorted collection of tales is the perfect treat for yourself or a friend this Valentine’s Day! A must read and a must own collection!”
– Books I Love a Latte

Romance Writers of America: The Voice of RomanceWriters: Romance Writers of America® (RWA) is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy. Founded in 1980, RWA has grown to one of the largest writers associations in the world. RWA represents more than 10,000 members who live in 38 countries. RWA provides programs and services to support the efforts of its members to earn a living from their writing endeavors.If you are interested in becoming a part of this diverse and growing community, visit rwa.org for more information.

Book Promo: Sisters by Choice

Sisters by Choice:
A Novel (Blackberry Island)

 

Sisters by Choice is a story about what it takes to reach for your dreams. Sophie Lane lost her mom when she was young, and it left scars on her heart that still haven’t healed. How will she ever know if she would make her mother proud, when her mother isn’t here to tell her?

Sophie started a business when she was in college, Clandestine Kitty. Through grit and hard work, she has built it into a cat toy empire—but if she wants to move to the next step in her life and in her business, she has to learn to let others in. I think a lot of us can relate to that feeling of trying to hold on tight to keep everything under control, trying to do everything ourselves to achieve our vision of how things should be. But when we learn to let others help, suddenly life gets a lot brighter.

Cousins by chance, sisters by choice…

After her cat toy empire goes up in flames, Sophie Lane returns to Blackberry Island, determined to rebuild. Until small-town life reveals a big problem: she can’t grow unless she learns to let go. If Sophie relaxes her grip even a little, she might lose everything. Or she might finally be free to reach for the happiness and love that have eluded her for so long.

Kristine has become defined by her relationship to others. She’s a wife, a mom. As much as she adores her husband and sons, she wants something for herself—a sweet little bakery just off the waterfront. She knew changing the rules wouldn’t be easy, but she never imagined she might have to choose between her marriage and her dreams.

Like the mainland on the horizon, Heather’s goals seem beyond her grasp. Every time she manages to save for college, her mother has another crisis. Can she break free, or will she be trapped in this tiny life forever?

Told with Mallery’s trademark humor and charm, Sisters by Choice is a heartfelt tale of love, family, and the friendships that see us through.

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Book Promo: No More Dodging Bullets

Survivor Of Personal And Professional Adversity
Shares Remarkable Story Of Perseverance
No More Dodging Bullets: A Memoir about Faith, Love, Lessons, and Growth by Amy Herrig

Amy Herrig is the epitome of ‘beating the odds.’ Today, her life is great; she’s happily married, enjoys football, reading, and cooking gourmet meals for her family. But it wasn’t always this way. Since her teens, Amy has battled addictions, fought a 4-year lawsuit with the government that threatened to take everything she had–including her freedom–and triumphed over breast cancer. Amy emerged with a new outlook of gratitude and humility that has transformed her life.

In her memoir No More Dodging Bullets, Herrig recounts her struggle with heroin addiction during her teenage years and, as an adult, an addiction to money. She and her father were the successful owners of a number of businesses, raking in the profits and enjoying all that it could buy when the government slapped them with a lawsuit that threatened to strip them of everything, including their freedom. During that four-year battle, she was served with another notice: she had breast cancer.

Her struggles, she says, have served to provide her with a new perspective and have deepened her faith. “All the bullets I’ve dodged and all the things that have happened made me realize how lucky I am to be alive,” she says.

Today, Herrig volunteers regularly and has founded the nonprofit, Hopeful Tuesdays, to assist the homeless in her community. She and her family enjoy spending time in Alaska, helping to run the family business there and spending time hiking and fishing. A self-professed foodie, she’s frequently hosting dinner parties and delving into meaningful conversations with her close circle of friends.

No More Dodging Bullets
Publisher: Inspired Forever Book Publishing
Available from Amazon.com
ISBN-13:978-1-948903-17-2
ISBN-10:1-948903-17-2
Paperback
Kindle

Review
“The details of a federal jury selection and trial, the government’s rather suspect practices, and what constitutes a legal substance as opposed to an illegal one are well laid-out and fascinating….Amy Herrig’s memoir of a life managing a “head shop” and the high-profile legal and moral battles that ensue, is by turns intriguing, infuriating, and inspiring” – IndieReader

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About Amy Herrig

Author Amy HerrigAmy Herrig is a mother, wife, business owner, and lifelong Texan. She currently resides in Dallas with her family, but she also enjoys spending time in remote Alaska, helping run the family business there. She loves spending time in the outdoors, hiking and fishing, and she is a self-professed “foodie” who enjoys cooking with her family and hosting dinner parties for friends. Amy’s family and friends are her top priority–her teenage twins are her world, and since she is an only child, many of her friends are like family. Amy is married to the love of her life, Dan, and they enjoy family time, traveling, and having date nights in their kitchen cooking together.

 

34th Annual Boca Raton Museum Art Festival in Mizner Park

160+ Artists and Artisans from Across the Country 

Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 1st & 2nd, 2020

The Boca Raton Museum of Art presents the 34th annual Boca Raton Museum Art Festival in Mizner Park on Saturday, February 1 and Sunday, February 2 ─ one of the longest running and most prestigious juried art festivals in Florida.

Mizner Park will once again be filled with a spectacular selection of art from across the country. The event attracts more than 40,000 art collectors and enthusiasts to the Museum’s doorstep every year.

Proceeds from the festival help support the Museum’s educational programs for children and youth. Original artwork is available for purchase, created by more than 160 artists and artisans from throughout the United States.

The public can purchase fine artworks in a diversity of mediums including ceramics, wood, fiber, glass, drawing, painting, jewelry, photography, and sculpture.

This is the only art festival affiliated with the Boca Raton Museum of Art and the only art festival permitted to occupy the full breadth of Mizner Park’s entertainment, shopping and dining complex, with free garage parking.

“As we celebrate our 70th anniversary, we take pride in continuing to pioneer events that give back to the community through education and programs for families, children and youth,” said Irvin Lippman, the Museum’s Executive Director.

“The Boca Raton Museum of Art was founded by artists in 1950, and for seven decades has served as a major cultural anchor for the community. For the past 34 years, the Boca Raton Museum Art Festival in Mizner Park has spearheaded our Museum’s longstanding mission to champion both the creation and the experiencing of art.”

WHERE:

Throughout Mizner Park. The Museum anchors the northern tip of the shops and restaurants, at 501 Plaza Real in downtown Boca Raton, FL.

WHEN:

Saturday and Sunday, February 1st and 2nd from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

ADMISSION:

Free and open to the public + festival-goers get free admission to the Museum

PARKING:

Free parking is available in the garages at Mizner Park

During the art festival, the Museum will offer free admission to festival-goers. This is the perfect time to see the three current exhibitions:

 

Clifford Ross: Waves

Maren Hassinger: Tree of Knowledge

Phyllis Galembo: Maske.

“One of the longest running and most prestigious juried art festivals in Florida, the event has become a must-see celebration,” adds Irvin Lippman.

“Because we are the only art festival allowed to partner with the entire Mizner Park entertainment complex that is located at the Museum’s doorstep, festival-goers also enjoy the unique setting of luxury retail shops and gourmet restaurants.”

Twelve thousand dollars will be given in awards where excellence is determined. On-site judging of the exhibitors will take place during Art Festival hours on Saturday.

The festival is presented by the Museum in partnership with the City of Boca Raton, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Discover The Palm Beaches Florida, and Mizner Park. For more information, please visit bocamuseum.org or call 561-392-2500

 

CALL IT HOME ~ tour dates & music

The Outpost Concert Club
Awaiting The Lullaby,Call It Home, & more

Call It Home comes to the Outpost on February 8th
with Awaiting the Lullaby, Void Reality, and Dusty Lee..
$8 ADV/ $10 DOOR.
Doors at 7 pm and music starts at 8 pm.

featuring CALL IT HOME

Outpost Concert Clubwith CALL IT HOME      4962 State Rte 43 Kent, Ohio  (330)678-9667

CALL IT HOME – Official Tour Dates

2/8 – Kent, OH @ The Outpost ** CIH ONLY
2/9 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome ** CIH ONLY
2/10 – Berwyn, IL @ The Wire
2/11 – Topeka, KS @ Boobie Trap Bar
2/12 – Tulsa, OK @ Blackbird
2/13 – Amarillo, TX @ Leftwoods
2/16 – Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room (FREE SHOW)
2/17 – Fullerton, CA @ Programme Skate & Sound
2/18 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
2/19 – Tucson, AZ @ The Edge Bar
2/20 – El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar
2/21 – Lubbock, TX @ Demon’s Den
2/22 – Laredo, TX @ Electric Lounge
2/23 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
2/24 – Denton, TX @ J&J’s Pizza
2/25 – Chattanooga, TN @ Ziggy’s Music Box** CIH ONLY
2/26 – Knoxville, TN @ Bearden Brickyard** CIH ONLY
2/27 – Stevensville, MD @ Cult Classic** CIH ONLY
2/29 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club** CIH ONLY
3/6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Gold Sounds w/ Bad Omens

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Call It Home is a 4 piece metalcore band from Long Island, NY. Established in 2012, the band has toured the USA and Canada with acts like Kissing Candice, Sink The Ship and more.

Dan Smallacombe – Vocals
Dom Delfino – Vocals/Guitar
Jay Schwartz – Guitar
John Inglese – Drums

2013 – Winner of Ernie Ball BOTB to play Warped Tour in Camden, NJ
2016 – Named 1/7 Underground NY bands you need to hear by Alternative Press.
2018 – #12 ITunes Metal Charts for the release of Better Days

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Book Promo: The Dead Gigolo Caper

The Dead Gigolo Caper
(Suds and Sam Book 4)
by Stella Marie Alden

The Dead Gigolo Caper (Suds and Sam Book 4) Kindle Edition

available 2/2/2020

This time, it’s murder but there’s no body and no motive. In fact, there’s no evidence of any foul play except for the word of a nosy busy-body with night-vision binoculars.

Despite big bucks, I suggest we pass on this case but Sam’s family butts in and of course, it explodes in our face. Now, we’re hip deep in a whole lot of shit better left to the police.

The good news? No more Joey. We moved into the loft above our new office space.
The bad news? They’re demolishing the place next door and the jackhammer’s sent our kitten into therapy.

Did I mention I had to gut the bathroom and we have no shower?

“Bill paying?”
“You can have that.”
“Cleaning?”
“I can help.”
“I’ll do laundry as long as you throw your stuff in the hamper.”
“What’s a hamper?”
“I’ll man-splain it to you when we get home.”

Join Suds and Sam in another hilarious, kick-ass adventure. Warning, can become addicting.  Happily ever after guaranteed.

Pre-order Price: $3.99 to be auto-delivered to your Kindle on February 20, 2020

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