Welcome to Day 8 of the #RWISA “REVOLUTION” Blog Tour! #RRBC @DLFinnAuthor#RWISARevolutionTour

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Welcome to Day 8 of the RWISA “REVOLUTION” Blog Tour! We’d like to introduce you to an amazing supporter and RWISA member, Author, D. L. Finn.

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D. L. has a book she’d like to introduce you to:

“THIS SECOND CHANCE”

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At RWISA, we invite and accept into membership only the very best writers the Indie community has to offer.

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Welcome to Day 1 of the “SMOKE ROSE TO HEAVEN” Blog Tour! @SarahAngleton @4WillsPub #RRBC

It is my pleasure to introduce Author, Sarah Angleton to my readers. Sarah writes historical fiction and is a member of Rave Reviews Book Club. Take it away, Sarah!

A Novel Found

About eight years ago I completed my first historical novel. It was the coming of age story of a woman who had come to possess the manuscript at the heart of the Spalding Enigma, a nineteenth-century conspiracy theory which questions the origin of the Book of Mormon.

The theory suggests that rather than translating the scriptural work from an ancient language inscribed on golden plates discovered buried on a hill in rural New York, Joseph Smith, with the aid of another early leader in the Mormon movement, plagiarized it from an unpublished book written by a man named Solomon Spalding and titled Manuscript Found.

But like all good conspiracy theories, this one is missing something. If Manuscript Found did, in fact, exist, then it’s been ironically lost to history.

The theory is fascinating and provides a wonderful backdrop for historical fiction, but perhaps I should have known better because in the course of those eight years my novel also became lost.

Smoke Rose to Heaven, which has now finally become my most recent release, spent five years of its life under contract with a small press that, allegedly due to illness of one of the owners, failed to engage in the business of publishing.

At first, everything was going well. I’d worked with one of the editors on revisions and final editing was well underway, the owner and I had settled on a compromise for the title, and cover art was coming along. I soon had a galley in my hands.

Then the publisher went silent.

Other previously successful authors began to complain that they couldn’t get copies of their books for upcoming events and raised concerns about overdue royalty statements and payments. Editors who had worked with the press for years heard nothing. Calls to the Better Business Bureau and the State Attorney General yielded no results.

Everyone was left scrambling. My book, which had not yet sat on a bookshelf, was for all practical purposes, lost.

Fortunately, my tale of woe has a happy ending. I had already written a companion novel called Gentleman of Misfortune and was able to self-publish that title so that readers so patiently waiting for a book I’d told them was coming would have something to read in the meantime. A little more than a year after that, the end date of my contract arrived and the copyright officially, legally returned to me.

Now at the end of this often incredibly frustrating journey toward publication, I have a novel that I am so excited to share with the world. It’s about a girl and a manuscript that was lost. Of course, if you want to know the ending of that story, you’ll have to read the book.

Book cover for "Smoke Rose to Heaven"

Book Blurb:

New York, 1872.

Diviner Ada Moses is a finder of hidden things and a keeper of secrets. In her possession is a lost manuscript with the power to destroy the faith of tens of thousands of believers.

When a man seeking the truth knocks at her door with a conspiracy theory on his lips and assassins at his heels, she must make a choice.

Spurred by news of a ritualistic murder and the arrival of a package containing the victim’s bloody shirt, Ada must either attempt to vanish with the truth or return the burden she has long borne to the prophet responsible for one of the most successful deceptions in US history.

Protecting someone else’s secret may save Ada’s life, but is that worth forcing her own demons into the light?

Author Bio:

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SARAH ANGLETON is the author of the historical novels Gentleman of Misfortune and Smoke Rose to Heaven as well as the humour collection Launching Sheep & Other Stories from the Intersection of History and Nonsense. She lives with her husband, two sons, and one loyal dog near St. Louis, where she loves rooting for the Cardinals but doesn’t care for the pizza.

 

Social Media Links:

https://twitter.com/SarahAngleton

https://www.facebook.com/sangletonwrites

https://sarah-angleton.com

 

Purchase Links:

Amazon

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Barnes & Noble

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To follow along with the rest of Sarah’s tour, please drop in on her 4WillsPub tour page. 

Sarah is giving away 5 e-book copies of SMOKE ROSE TO HEAVEN and all you have to do for a chance to win a copy is to leave a comment below.  
 
If you’d like to take your book or books on a virtual blog tour, please visit us at 4WillsPublishing.wordpress.com and click on the VIRTUAL BLOG TOUR tab.
 
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Welcome to Day 7 of the #RWISA “REVOLUTION” Blog Tour! #RRBC @LynnHobbsAuthor #RWISARevolutionTour

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Welcome to Day 7 of the RWISA “REVOLUTION” Blog Tour! We’d like to introduce you to RWISA member, Author, Lynn Hobbs.

We ask that you click on the author’s RWISA Profile below and visit all of her profile pages – some offering more insight into the member and others showcasing the author’s talent.

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At RWISA, we invite and accept into membership only the very best writers the Indie community has to offer.

If your work is exemplary and speaks for itself, stop by the RWISA website today at RaveWriters.wordpress.com and find out how you can submit your sample of writing for consideration.

We’re an exclusive bunch but we’d love to have you join us!

NOTE: If you’re looking to improve your writing while taking another route to membership into RWISA, while you’re at the site, visit RWISA UNIVERSITY!

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Welcome to Day 5 of the #RWISA “REVOLUTION” Blog Tour! #RRBC @BeemWeeks #RWISARevolutionTour

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Welcome to Day 5 of the RWISA “REVOLUTION” Blog Tour! We’d like to introduce you to an amazing supporter and RWISA member, Author, Beem Weeks.

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Beem has a book he’d like to introduce you to:

“STRANGE HWY”

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Now, we’d like to give you a chance at some of this awesome promotion for yourself!

Have you written that book or short story you want the whole world to know about? Are you looking for a great way to promote your creative endeavours? Perhaps you’re seeking to add some prestige to your body of work! If this sounds like you, we invite you to come on over to RAVE WRITERS – INT’L SOCIETY OF AUTHORS, otherwise known as RWISA.

At RWISA, we invite and accept into membership only the very best writers the Indie community has to offer.

If your work is exemplary and speaks for itself, stop by the RWISA website today at RaveWriters.wordpress.com and find out how you can submit your sample of writing for consideration.

We’re an exclusive bunch but we’d love to have you join us!

NOTE: If you’re looking to improve your writing while taking another route to membership into RWISA, while you’re at the site, visit RWISA UNIVERSITY!

Thanks for dropping by and don’t forget to leave us a comment and a “LIKE” below!

Welcome to Day 4 of the #RWISA “REVOLUTION” Blog Tour! #RRBC @PeggyHattendorf #RWISARevolutionTour

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Welcome to Day 4 of the RWISA “REVOLUTION” Blog Tour! We’d like to introduce you to an amazing supporter and RWISA member, Author, Peggy Hattendorf.

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Peggy has a book she’d like to introduce you to:

“SON OF MY FATHER”

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Now, we’d like to give you a chance at some of this awesome promotion for yourself!

Have you written that book or short story you want the whole world to know about? Are you looking for a great way to promote your creative endeavours? Perhaps you’re seeking to add some prestige to your body of work! If this sounds like you, we invite you to come on over to RAVE WRITERS – INT’L SOCIETY OF AUTHORS, otherwise known as RWISA.

At RWISA, we invite and accept into membership only the very best writers the Indie community has to offer.

If your work is exemplary and speaks for itself, stop by the RWISA website today at RaveWriters.wordpress.com and find out how you can submit your sample of writing for consideration.

We’re an exclusive bunch but we’d love to have you join us!

NOTE: If you’re looking to improve your writing while taking another route to membership into RWISA, while you’re at the site, visit RWISA UNIVERSITY!

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Welcome to Day 3 of the #RWISA “REVOLUTION” Blog Tour! #RRBC @Rijanjks #RWISARevolutionTour

 

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Welcome to Day 3 of the RWISA “REVOLUTION” Blog Tour! We’d like to introduce you to an amazing supporter and RWISA member, Author, Jan Sikes.

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Jan has a book she’d like to introduce you to:

“‘TIL DEATH DO US PART”

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Now, we’d like to give you a chance at some of this awesome promotion for yourself!

Have you written that book or short story you want the whole world to know about? Are you looking for a great way to promote your creative endeavours? Perhaps you’re seeking to add some prestige to your body of work! If this sounds like you, we invite you to come on over to RAVE WRITERS – INT’L SOCIETY OF AUTHORS, otherwise known as RWISA.

At RWISA, we invite and accept into membership only the very best writers the Indie community has to offer.

If your work is exemplary and speaks for itself, stop by the RWISA website today at RaveWriters.wordpress.com and find out how you can submit your sample of writing for consideration.

We’re an exclusive bunch but we’d love to have you join us!

NOTE: If you’re looking to improve your writing while taking another route to membership into RWISA, while you’re at the site, visit RWISA UNIVERSITY!

Thanks for dropping by and don’t forget to leave us a comment and a “LIKE” below!

Welcome to Day 2 of the #RWISA “REVOLUTION” Blog Tour! #RRBC @WendyJayneScott #RWISARevolutionTour

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Welcome to Day 2 of the RWISA “REVOLUTION” Blog Tour! We’d like to introduce you to an amazing supporter and RWISA member, Author, Wendy Scott.

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Wendy has a book she’d like to introduce you to:

“FEEDERS” 

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Now, we’d like to give you a chance at some of this awesome promotion for yourself!

Have you written that book or short story you want the whole world to know about? Are you looking for a great way to promote your creative endeavours? Perhaps you’re seeking to add some prestige to your body of work! If this sounds like you, we invite you to come on over to RAVE WRITERS – INT’L SOCIETY OF AUTHORS, otherwise known as RWISA.

At RWISA, we invite and accept into membership only the very best writers the Indie community has to offer.

If your work is exemplary and speaks for itself, stop by the RWISA website today at RaveWriters.wordpress.com and find out how you can submit your sample of writing for consideration.

We’re an exclusive bunch but we’d love to have you join us!

NOTE: If you’re looking to improve your writing while taking another route to membership into RWISA, while you’re at the site, visit RWISA UNIVERSITY!

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RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB’S FEBRUARY “SPOTLIGHT” Author Blog Tour – Day 4!

Book Cover - Journey to the Rainbow's End by Forrest Stepnowski

It is my pleasure to host a special member of Rave Reviews Book Club today. Forrest Stepnowski has been selected as this month’s “Spotlight” Author – a well-deserved honour!

Author “Q & A” 

What inspires you to write?

Answer: One of the things that pushes me to write is when readers email me, or instant message me, to thank me for making them feel less alone. Loneliness is a double edge sword for many. For some, a life of a hermit can be positive one. They have time to heal from past hurts and heart breaks. They become confident within their soul and are able to successfully figure out what it is they want in the world. For others, loneliness can bring depression and disdain for the world. We are all very different. We think, desire, and process things differently. I fully admit I am a unique individual who many have a hard time relating too. When I make that connection with others through my performance life, or my writing, it empowers me to keep going. We have all experience trauma in one way or another in our lives, this is just one way I am able to cope and become a better person.

 

Social Media Links:

Website/Blog: https://www.forresttakesajourney.press/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/forrestrobertstepnowski

Twitter: https://twitter.com/frstepnowski

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/forreststepnowski

 

Amazon Purchase Links:

 

Journey to the Rainbow’s End: A Drag Queen’s Odyssey (Available on Kindle and Paperback)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CZ9GWCM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_To8nDb9107RYB

AUTHOR BIO – FORREST STEPNOWSKI

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Forrest Robert Stepnowski is an advocate, writer, social worker, and performance artist in the Pacific Northwest. He has been writing poetic works and prose for most of his life. He realized how important it would be to share his work with others, who may have tread similar paths of self-hate, self-deprecation, and self-loathing, in the hopes that they find they weren’t alone. Helping others who have been deemed as “different” because of varying sexual orientations or identities to realize that they are not deviants nor are the “against human nature” has always been of grave importance to him. He wants this group of beautiful people to know they are part of a collective, on an island where being different is embraced and accepted.

RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB’S NOVEMBER “SPOTLIGHT” AUTHOR Blog

Please give my colleague and friend, D.L. Finn, a warm welcome as RRBC’s November “Spotlight” Author! D.L. is an accomplished author across several literary genres and today she is featuring her book of poetry called, Just Her Poetry.

Thank you for having me on your blog for day three of the Just Her Poetry Spotlight Tour!

Finn Facts:

They walked on the moon on my 7th birthday

I write poetry while sitting on the back of a Harley.

Blurb:

Take a journey with D.L. Finn as she blends her love of nature with her deepest emotions. Sit with her on the forest floor observing its tranquil beauty, or stroll along the ocean’s shore admiring the vastness of its horizon. Here in these peaceful moments, you’ll be able to experience her thoughts and feelings in the light—and in the darkness. This is a thought-provoking collection of poetry that invites the reader into all the seasons of a soul.

Excerpt from Just Her Poetry: MUSING FROM THE BACK OF A HARLEY

FALL RIDE

The landscape is filled with tall evergreens.

Red peeks through winking at us.

Temporary signs on the side of the street…

Offer apples, pies, and cider to hungry travelers.

The air is chilled in anticipation…

Of winter’s coming frost.

Riding through the changing scene…

I realized I’m changing with it.

Carefree in my moment…

Before the holidays.

I remember.

I remember I’m grateful to be here.

Seeing all the changes…

And becoming them, too.

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D.L. Finn is an independent California local who encourages everyone to embrace their inner child. She was born and raised in the foggy Bay Area, but in 1990 relocated with her husband, kids, dogs, and cats to the Sierra foothills in Nevada City, CA. She immersed herself in reading all types of books but especially loved romance, horror, and fantasy. She always treasured creating her own reality on paper. Finally, being surrounded by towering pines, oaks, and cedars, her creativity was nurtured until it bloomed. Her creations vary from children’s books, young adult fantasy, and adult paranormal romance to an autobiography with poetry. She continues on her adventures with an open invitation for her readers to join her.

D.L. Finn Links:

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Facebook

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Welcome to “MOMENTS WE LOVE” Blog Tour! @BalroopShado @4WillsPub #RRBC

Please welcome my esteemed Rave Reviews Book Club colleague as she opens her “Moments We love” blog tour with me at Fiora Books!

About the Book:

Book Cover - Moments We Love - Poetry by Balroop Singh

Moments of fragrant love that stand frozen in time, of dreams that dare not unfold, of passion that fleets by, of erratic joy that we meet at the crossroads of life, butterflies of time that add color to our dark moments to scare the demons away – I have gathered all of them in this book. Some of them whisper softly to create a magical aura while spring of life sings with them, trying to wipe silent tears. Mother Nature steps in with all her grandeur to breath quiet messages of tranquillity.

Each poem would soothe your emotions with élan and add a dash of color to your life. Life – that doesn’t halt for your sad moments; that just floats by. You just need to dive in to soak in myriads of moments to discover how it could ignite positive tones. All the poems in this collection are imaginary but inspired by people around me, some of whom chose to share their frustrations and tremors with me. Sometimes I could read between the lines to pen my thoughts down.

Memories and moments merge here

Today when I return to share

The glow of rainbows

Embers of emotional entreaties

And smouldering debris.

Buying links:

US / UK / DE / FR / ES / IT / NL / JP / BR / CA / MX / AU / IN

Excerpt from Moments We Love:

When Love Whispers

We walked those woods

A thousand times

The silence; the symphonies

The shadows; the light

Lingering in the aura of love

Velvety sky watches

Stars shine brighter

With our whispers

Our love deeper than woods

Paces through night

Swaying with the breeze

Stilling my heart, singing lullabies.

© Balroop Singh

Where Should I Begin?

Last night

The angel of forgiveness visited

She woke me up

I was wonderstruck to see

Blue and purple light

In my room

She sat by my bedside,

We had a cozy conversation

Caressing my locks, she counseled

“Forgive them dear,

Forgive them all.

Don’t carry any affliction.”

Abrasively I looked up

The pain in my eyes dwindled

With the promise – “ I will try.”

A strange light spread around me

Immersed me completely

And my Angel smiled.

But I don’t know where to begin.

Should I begin with childhood robbers?

Or devils I encountered

While growing up

Or tyrants

Who tried to snatch my freedom of speech

Or those hypocrites

Who took me for a ride?

Or those who feigned friendship?

The list may be long

But the purple light of forgiveness

Is all around me, encompassing all.

© Balroop Singh

(Excerpt from Sublime Shadows of life)

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Balroop Singh

Author Bio:

Balroop Singh, a former teacher and an educationalist always had a passion for writing.  She is a poet, a creative non-fiction writer, a relaxed blogger and a doting grandma. She writes about people, emotions and relationships. Her poetry highlights the fact that happiness is not a destination but a chasm to bury agony, anguish, grief, distress and move on! No sea of solitude is so deep that it can drown us. Sometimes aspirations are trampled upon, the boulders of exploitation and discrimination may block your path but those who tread on undeterred are always successful.

When turbulences hit, when shadows of life darken, when they come like unseen robbers, with muffled exterior, when they threaten to shatter your dreams, it is better to break free rather than get sucked by the vortex of emotions.

A self-published author, she is the poet of Sublime Shadows of Life,  Emerging From Shadows and Timeless Echoes – her widely acclaimed poetry books. She has also written When Success EludesEmotional Truths Of Relationships, Allow Yourself to be a Better Person, her latest poetry book Moments We Love has just been released.

Balroop Singh has always lived through her heart. She is a great nature lover; she loves to watch birds flying home. The sunsets allure her with the varied hues that they lend to the sky. She can spend endless hours listening to the rustling leaves and the sound of waterfalls. The moonlight streaming through her garden, the flowers, the meadows, the butterflies cast a spell on her. She lives in San Ramon, California.

You can visit her blog at http://balroop2013.wordpress.com

Connecting links: https://twitter.com/BalroopShado

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Emotional-Shadows/151387075057971

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7340810.Balroop_Singh

https://www.amazon.com/Balroop-Singh/e/B00N5QLW8U/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

To follow along with the rest of the tour, please visit the author’s tour page on the 4WillsPublishing site.  If you’d like to book your own blog tour and have your book promoted in similar grand fashion, please click HERE.  

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