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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Mystery Books tour and Giveaway for Author Tim Hemlin

Book 1
If Wishes Were Horses...
" Neil Marshall is a graduate student in the University of Houston’s creative writing program and a promising young poet. However, facing a financially and emotionally draining divorce has him worried about more than paying tuition. So to make ends meet, Neil moonlights as a chef for a high society caterer.  Just when Neil’s life seems bleakest, his oldest friend, racehorse breeder Jason Keys, is murdered. And Neil becomes the prime suspect.  To avenge his friend, clear his name, and rescue a missing championship thoroughbred, Neil infiltrates the dark underworld of horse theft and illegal breeding. Neil’s friends—his attractive writing teacher, his cooking colleagues, and a freckle-faced teenage horsewoman—offer their support. But their cheers quickly turn to gasps when Neil becomes the hunted."

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Book 2
A Whisper Of Rage
"Graduate student and part-time chef Neil Marshall only wants to go for an early morning run.  Instead he witnesses the near-fatal shooting of legendary Houston private eye C.J. McDaniels, and he fears the gunmen can identify them. Before long, Neil finds himself in the eye of a hurricane, his quiet academic life ripped apart as he rides a swath of violence that cuts across a mansion in River Oaks to an eerily silent suburban home, from a secret hospital room to the bed of a fascinating woman.  In Houston's sultry summer heat a deep-rooted rage is building from a whisper to a roar."

Tim Hemlin is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, having studied with poets Charles Simic and Mekeel McBride.  He has published in poetry journals, anthologies, and magazines--most notably in Ellery Queen.  Currently he has six published novels, two short stories and is included in an anthology.

By day he is an educator; however after teaching ELA for 22 years he decided to put his master's degree to work and is now a high school counselor.  In addition, he is an avid marathoner, fly-fisherman, and outdoorsman.  He lives just outside Houston, Texas with his wife Valerie, two dogs and a cantankerous cat.

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If Wishes were Horses - I was a bit hesitant about this book because I love a good murder mystery but I do not like blood and gore. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the book was enjoyable, fast paced, kept my heart racing at points of trouble, and did not gross me out with gory details! The way in which the Main Character becomes involved in the investigation was intriguing and easy to follow, not to mention easy to understand and believe. I was captivated and it was actually really fun to read. There is some swearing, but nothing that would stop me from reading it again or to off put from the story. If you love mysteries, you will absolutely love this book.

A Whisper of Rage - This book was easy to read as a stand alone, but also flows nicely right off the first book and into this second book. I found I liked this book even more than the first book. And since I am giving the first one a 5 star rating, that should say a lot. The way our Main Character becomes involved in this was very different than the first one. I felt the story was smoother, even easier to follow along, and so fast paced that I didn't realize how much time had gone by while reading it until it was over. But it was satisfying to read, and I am dying for the next book. There is more swearing that I noticed in this book - but again it is not out of place in the world created as the Private Investigator, the police, and our main character all get involved in this fabulous story. Definitely would recommend it to murder mystery lovers.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Cover Reveal - A Living Hope

Looking for a Clean Romance?  Here is a wonderful book! I read and reviewed book 1 about a year ago and this book looks to be just as good. I'm excited to read it.

But for now, come check out the cover reveal!

E. C. Jackson began her writing career with the full-length play Pajama Party. For three and a half years, she published the Confidence in Life newsletter for Alpha Production Ministries, in addition to writing tracts and devotionals. Teaching a women’s Bible study at her church for eleven years led naturally to her current endeavor, writing inspirational romance novels. Her mission: spiritual maturity in the body of Christ through fiction.

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It was a match made in heaven. Or so everyone thought. Sadie Mae Cummings is all set to marry her childhood sweetheart, Kyle, when she is assigned to tutor Lincoln, the new college football running back. This sophomore phenomenon has all the girls on campus knocking on his door. But Sadie isn't interested in his advances.

Lincoln’s overblown ego doesn't take well to being shunned, and he resolves to make Sadie his own. He pursues her relentlessly, until finally Kyle finds himself shut out of Sadie's life, with their shared future crumbling around him.

After two years, Sadie’s relationship with Lincoln ends, and she is left having to put the pieces of her life back together. She desires nothing more than to recapture her relationship with Kyle. He has stayed true to the dreams they had planned together, living the vision even without Sadie by his side.

When she moves back to her hometown, she labors to rekindle their love. But things have changed, and Kyle has moved on. Sadie quickly discovers how hard it is to rebuild burned bridges.

Follow Sadie’s story as she fights for a chance to restore broken dreams. Will love endure?

This inspirational romance by E. C. Jackson is book two of the Hope series and is a standalone book.

Here is the moment you have been waiting for!

The Cover


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Sunday, June 5, 2016

The Journal of Rabbi Levy Wang

Three Friends, Two Countries, One Priceless jewel

1937 China; the Japanese Imperial Army is chewing up China. Three middle-aged friends, Westerners, who have lived in China for decades, are about to lose everything to the onslaught. Leave China or die. As their world collapses around them, a fur trader from New York, a Russian, and a Rabbi from Germany, learn that a race of Chinese Jews is about to become victims of a German and Japanese alliance to acquire a valuable ruby, supposedly hidden in their village of Kaifeng.
The three friends embark on one last adventure before leaving China, to save the Jews of Kaifeng and the jewel. Can they reach Kaifeng before the alliance bent on the destruction of the village gets to them? It’s a deadly pursuit across 1937 China, through Japanese controlled territory, Chinese bandits, and countless dangers and obstacles. The only clues to its location are written in a cryptic, twenty-year-old diary of a disillusioned Chinese Rabbi; the Journal of Rabbi Levy Wang. The three friends are tested to the extreme in a desperate attempt to warn their friends and find the jewel.

David Harris Lang, a current resident of Hong Kong, has lived and worked in Asia much of his life. Besides being a prolific author of Asian-based thrillers, he is an international architect who brings an indelible sense of place’ to his writing as well as a deep understanding of Asian cultures, locales, and customs. His vivid fight scenes come from a life-long practice of the martial arts. 

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Interview with Author David Lang:

What is one piece of advice you could give to a new author that you wish someone had passed to you?

Just sit down and write, every day. Don’t listen to critics or people telling you it’s too difficult. Write for you.

Are you currently working on a project, and if so, can you tell us anything about it?

The book that I am working on now begins with a body found in the Museum of Medical Sciences in Hong Kong. The man is a Westerner, Clovis O’Sullivan. He is an Irish Traveler and a prominent bareknuckle fighter in Hong Kong for a fight. He is also in a Celtic headbanger band called Blue Dye.

If you weren’t an author, what other profession would you be in?

I am an architect as well as an author. I had always wanted to be a veterinarian growing up, but then decided that I did not want to see hurt animals every day of my life. Besides, I sucked at science.

What do you want your readers to get out of the book?

My goal is to entertain my readers. I want to transport them to 1937 China and to feel that they are running for their lives.

Now that we've gotten to know each other, tell me a story. It can be long or short. From your childhood or last week. Funny, sad, or somewhere in between. Just make sure it's yours. What's your story?

I used to live in Brooklyn, New York. I was a student at Pratt Institute, and to save money I moved in with my parents. We lived on the third floor of a brick apartment house near Flatbush. In the apartment below us a group of very loud, over-the- top, hair- dyed-purple transsexuals lived. My mother thought that they were female prostitutes, referring to them in her heavy New York accent as The Whores Downstairs.

One day she was doing the laundry with Mrs. Phillips, who was a tad more astute than my mom. Mrs. Phillips enlightened Mom on the gender of our downstairs neighbors, and when my mother returned to the apartment, she announced, “You know The Whores Downstairs?”

“Yeah, Mom.”

“They’re not whores! They’re…they’re… they’re ambidextrous!” she exclaimed.

“Mom, that means they use both hands.”

“They probably do!” she answered.

Bahahahaha! Thank you for sharing! It's a pleasure to get to know you David and to have you on our blog here today. Best of luck with your fantastic book!

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