New Release: ‘The Path of Good Response’ by Steve Frogley @lovebookstours

Book Blurb:

Do you value your mother’s health above peace in the Middle East? How about your career over global warming?

If a company runs the best graduate scheme in the world, then it can afford to be probing with its interview questions.

When Joe Massey is offered a role aboard Schelldhardt’s luxurious headquarters at sea, he discovers that the company mission is beyond anything he had ever imagined. Strange dreams disturb his sleep, and it soon becomes clear that nothing is quite as it seems.

Is he really the right man for the job? And if not, then why is he there at all?


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Meet The Author

Steve is a writer of contemporary fiction, who enjoys reading books of many different genres.

Originally from Southend in Essex, Steve now lives on the South Coast of England with his family, after a few happy years spent in New Zealand. The Path of Good Response is his first novel. He has spent most of his working life in the IT industry, but writing is his real passion.

The workplace has changed a great deal during Steve’s career. He started writing The Path of Good Response back in 2016, and the fictional company in the novel, Schelldhardt, seems less of an exaggeration by the year. It appears that reality is fast catching up with dystopian writing, and in many ways overtaking it.

He hopes that you enjoy reading his book, and welcomes any feedback.


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Did Amazon Cancel Your Pre-Order? Check This Out

I’m soooo sorry the last twenty-four hours for my publisher and I have been frustrating. I sent out a newsletter to all readers but I will share it here too…

Long story short, three days before its original release day Amazon decided to cancel all the pre-orders on Sacrifices. Why? ‘ They did not notice the file for the book uploaded.’  Say what? I beg your pardon?… It’s been there for weeks! Following all the poof-reading and editing.

Not only that, I understand that someone from my publisher’s offices spoke to Amazon this week, to confirm. Reason being the word on the street is many authors and publishing houses are having orders cancelled, and other issues with Amazon right now. So the error was on Amazon’s side not mine or my publisher’s and we both are very sorry– on Amazon’s behalf, for their error.

What Does This Mean?
Well, Amazon published it anyway, as soon as my publisher got on the phone. But, the pre-orders will not automatically go through, so for you if you’re someone who did purchase the e-book at 99 cent, it is now available and you can re-purchase Sacrifices now for the same price– 99 Cent. And you have not and will not be charged for the original pre-order that’s well and truly cancelled. Of course anyone who didn’t purchase at this bargain price is also free to do so, now it’s published.

If you did pre-order I really appreciate you! Please continue your support for this wonderful story! And re-purchase today or when you can now it’s published.  I’ve already had one very nice review on BookBub already.  The paperback and audio should (eventually) depending on Amazon and their dramas right now be published.

Is It Free To Read On Kindle Unlimited?
You bet it is! Yes! jump in.

Advanced Readers, Are You There?
Thank you to all Advanced  Copy Readers! I appreciate your time, thank you for requesting the raw, gallery draft of this story  before the final publishing. you’re also now free to leave a review on Amazon if you have time here.

Click the cover below to discover, this wonderful story at just 99 cent.

Have a wonderful day.
Kim

Release Day! And Still 99 Cent For a Limited Time

Today’s the day… two day’s early, but I will explain the drama with Amazon in a separate blog. Sacrifices is still 99 cent for a limited time! Thank you all readers for your support. Please leave a review on Amazon too. I appreciate you.

FREE to read on Kindle Unlimited too, check out Amazon on this link here.

Book Blurb

Sacrifices is a riveting romantic story with historical and suspenseful elements set in the 1960s jazz scene and the present day.

Jane O’Sullivan, a sultry twenty-seven-year-old singer, starts a torrid, forbidden affair during the 1960s jazz scene in London. Working hard, she makes a name for herself. She’s a woman with dreams, hopes, and a burning desire to leave Europe behind and travel to New Orleans with her lover, Louis.

Louis Simpson, a charming twenty-nine-year-old musician from Jackson, Mississippi, is on tour with his band in London. Back home, the height of the civil rights movement plays out in the USA. Driven by ambition, a forbidden love, and a desire to turn his life around, he pushes forward, living his dream.

Once their paths cross, a twist of fate crushes Jane’s world, forcing her to make a life-changing decision that impacts both her and Louis. This historical love story spans across the Atlantic and roams through Europe with love, loss, and broken promises.

Twenty-five years later, when Jane and Louis’ paths cross on a Greek Island, will the helping hand of fate bring them together, or rip them apart, once more?

Amazon link: https://bit.ly/3dS232U

Hot New Cosy Mystery: Trouble on Main Street .99 Cent+$50.00 Giveaway!

Trouble on Main Street
Sugar Mountain Book 1
by Kirsten Fullmer
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Sweet Romance
A cozy mountain town, a sweet romance, and a secret society of sneaky women…
The sleepy hamlet of Sugar Mountain harbors a secret society of women. Don’t misunderstand—the society itself is not secret—it’s the true nature of the group that is hush-hush.
Sugar Mountain is the kind of charming village that tourists adore. If you like small-town charm, quirky shops, and local art, this is the place for you. But when a blood smeared package shows up at the post office and it appears to be linked to a scheme that threatens Heidi Collinsworth’s historic home, the town takes on a sinister vibe. Heidi would lay odds that slimy Mayor Winslow is involved, but even with the enquiring skills of The Sugar Mountain Ladies Historical Society at work, proof is scarce.
The new guy in town, Adam Williams, is determined not to get involved in Sugar Mountain’s business. His last job in a big city planning office ruined his life, but Heidi needs his help. No matter how hard he tries to stay detached, Adam finds himself eyeball deep in Heidi’s problems, as well as the needs of her teenage son and a homeless dog.
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Kirsten is a writer with a love of art and design. She worked in the engineering field, taught college, and consulted free lance. Due to health problems, she retired in 2012 to travel with her husband. They live and work full time in a 40′ travel trailer with their little dog Bingo. Besides writing romance novels, she enjoys selling art on Etsy and spoiling their three grandchildren.
As a writer, Kirsten’s goal is to create strong female characters who face challenging, painful, and sometimes comical situations. She believes that the best way to deal with struggle, is through friendship and women helping women. She knows good stories are based on interesting and relatable characters.
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New Release: Five Day Special .99 Cent. #amreading

Just five days until release day! Yeah, but that also means that Sacrifices is only .99 cent on pre-order for just five more days! then it’s 4.99. It will also be free to read in Kindle Unlimited too.

Checkout Amazon here: https://bit.ly/3dS232U

Book Blurb:

Jane O’Sullivan, a sultry twenty-seven-year-old singer, starts a torrid, forbidden affair during the 1960s jazz scene in London. Working hard, she makes a name for herself. She’s a woman with dreams, hopes, and a burning desire to leave Europe behind and travel to New Orleans with her lover, Louis.

Louis Simpson, a charming twenty-nine-year-old musician from Jackson, Mississippi, is on tour with his band in London. Back home, the height of the civil rights movement plays out in the USA. Driven by ambition, a forbidden love, and a desire to turn his life around, he pushes forward, living his dream.

Once their paths cross, a twist of fate crushes Jane’s world, forcing her to make a life-changing decision that impacts both her and Louis. This historical love story spans across the Atlantic and roams through Europe with love, loss, and broken promises.

Twenty-five years later, when Jane and Louis’ paths cross on a Greek island, will the helping hand of fate bring them together, or rip them apart, once more?

Checkout Amazon here: https://bit.ly/3dS232U

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Amazon link http://bit.ly/2Lzdnpt (please leave a review if you read! Thank you)

Would you risk a second chance, 4,000 miles away in paradise?

Chances, A Puerto Rican Love Affair is book three of the Romance Set In Paradise Series. Of romantic, steamy and suspenseful stand-alone novella length stories, all set in exotic locations around the world. Each one can be read as a stand-alone book.

Thirty-one year old Gabby from Barcelona, Spain has a love for the finer things in life including successful men. She finds herself in need of a change of scene. Opportunity knocks when the European company she works for as a successful estate agent, selling properties to elite clientele expand. Giving her the chance to take a one month work sabbatical, in the beautiful vibrant Caribbean island Puerto Rico. She snaps up the chance to leave Europe behind. Here her path crosses with thirty-five year old Puerto Rican born Mateo Sanchez. A former ‘bad boy’ turned entrepreneur. They touch each other on a physical and soul level, the two become connected. Thing is, while the passion, heat and romance builds between the two, the pair’s love affair becomes caught up in a web of lies, deceit, and betrayal from the past.

Mateo and Gabby fight hard for their blossoming relationship, and against the drama that keeps following them. But there are decisions and sacrifices to make if they are really going to make it work. There’s nothing that Mateo won’t do to show his growing admiration for Gabby, even when the police get involved and he’s in the hot seat. His hand is forced he’s pushed to make moves he promised he would never do again, due to past events and to move forward with Gabby. Gabby is faced with the decision over what sacrifices she’ll make, and where she really sees her future. Back in Spain, London or 4,000 miles away in Puerto Rico. Romance, soul mate connection, heat, lies, betrayal and brushes with the law await readers in this exciting multicultural ‘second chance’ romance.

Amazon link http://bit.ly/2Lzdnpt (please leave a review if you read! Thank you)

Guest Post by Children’s Author Tymeka Coney

What inspired you to write this book?

I was inspired to write this book because I had something to say about racism and I wanted to be a part of the conversation and I wanted to make a contribution to positive change through my gifts and after prayer and meditation this was the project that came to me and I continued to move on it and everything started to flow together. It has been 9 years since I wrote my 1st book so it was also time to give birth to another book and the Pandemic afforded me a chance to do that.

What can we expect from you in the future?

You can expect more children’s books. I really enjoyed the process and you can expect a book about Wisdom, you can expect another Poetry book as I have a Volume I so there has to be a Volume II. You can expect me to continue to write and create media that is thought provoking and entertaining with a message. I will continue to Entertain, Educate and Empower.

Do you have any “side stories” about the characters?

No, I can’t think of any side stories about the characters.

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in the book?

In “I Don’t Like Racism,” the main character is DaNyla. The story is told through her eyes as she witnesses police brutality done to her cousin and then she goes on a journey to find out why racism exists as she talks to her Mom, her Dad and her history teacher. She prays and seeks change through protesting and other positive community efforts and she continues to play with and continues to love on her multicultural friends.

How did you come up with the concept and characters for the book?

I basically thought it would be great to see a young girl talk about her views on racism and how it affects her and this would be good to educate children all ages about the subject of racism.

Where did you come up with the names in the story?

DaNyla is- (DA)Dallas where I am from and my two favorite entertainment cities (NY) New York and (LA) Los Angeles and Los Angeles is where I now reside. Her name is made up of three major cities where I want to really push the book to as well.

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

I enjoyed telling the illustrator the vision for the scene and based on what I described to her…Seeing her come back with an illustration that captured my vision and fit perfectly with the words I had written for the scene.

Tell us about your main characters- what makes them tick?

What makes DaNyla tick is going on a journey to see why racism exists and how she can be a part of the peaceful protest to change/eradicate racism in her community and in the world.

How did you come up with the title of your first novel?

The title of my first book was Words Unspoken: Volume I- Deeper Than Eyes Can See (This title was simply me sharing all the words I write but never speak out loud and allowing readers a chance to hear my thoughts on love, relationships, historical subjects, entertainers, purpose and so much more.

The title for this book “I Don’t Like Racism” was simply the first words that the main character DaNyla said and this is how she truly feels about racism and this became the premise/theme for the whole book.

Who designed your book covers?

I design my book covers. I tell the graphic artist/illustrator exactly- the colors I want, the images, the layout and design of the book from front to back and we keep working at it until I can say… Yes…this is my vision…Love It!!

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

If I had to do it all over again… I would have started sooner on this book because this topic is so urgent for the current times we are living in.

Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?

I learned that this topic really does affect all ages. I didn’t realize that there were kids as early as six years old that are aware of racism and its affects on the human race and the importance of being an African-American children’s book author as we only make up 7% in this category.

If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?

If my book was made into a film I would like Marsai Martin or Quvenzhané Wallis.

Anything specific you want to tell your readers?

I want to tell the readers to spread the message and the word about this book and please do write a review on Amazon etc. about what you have read and learned as a result of reading the book.

How did you come up with name of this book?

The title of this book was from the first words I had my character say. I thought it would make a great title.

What is your favorite part of this book and why?

My favorite part of the book is when she says “I love everyone, no matter their race. We are all different but we can all still embrace.” Then we see her in the illustration in the center of her multicultural friends.

If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?

I would definitely spend time with the main character DaNyla and I would go on the journey with her to eradicate racism.

Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?

They are all from my imagination and what could happen.

Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story? Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.

I have the reigns and I pass the baton to allow my characters to have the reign. This book is a must read because it’s going to teach us all the value of loving each other despite the color of our skin and it is a must read because racism is relevant right now.

Have you written any other books that are not published?

I have not written any other books that aren’t published, I have two published books. 

If your book had a candle, what scent would it be?

If my book had a candle it would be vanilla because it is a popular fragrance that most people like and buy and it has a sweet aroma to it. 

What did you edit out of this book?

I edited out a few illustrations that didn’t quite align with the words I wrote. 

Is there a writer which brain you would love to pick for advice? Who would that be and why?

I’m inspired by all the African American children’s book authors that are on the bestseller’s list like a few are:  

Matthew Cherry- “Hair Love” and Grace Byers-“I Am Enough,” and so many others.  

I would ask how it feels to be on the bestsellers list and some of the steps they took with their book to get there in this genre.

Fun Facts/Behind the Scenes/Did You Know?’-type tidbits about the author, the book or the writing process of the book.

Did you know this book was written in one day?  Did you know that the Author is really an introvert/reserved and somewhat shy and she communicates better through writing which is why she enjoys it because it is a form of self expression and it is relaxing and cathartic? 

New Release: ‘I Don’t Like Racism’ (Children’s Fiction) + $15.00 Giveaway!

I Don’t Like Racism
by Tymeka Coney
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
This book tells the story of racism through the eyes of a young African-American girl, DaNyla, and her experiences with racism as she witnesses her cousin involved in police brutality and she tries to understand why racism exists. She talks to her Mom, and her History Teacher about racism to better understand where it evolved, then she prays about it and decides to continue to dream and hope for change for a better tomorrow as she still continues to fight for what’s right peacefully all while still loving her family and her multicultural friends.
 
This story will teach all ages, genders and nationalities about racism and it seeks to inspire us all to unite and love one another despite the color of our skin.
 
 
 


 
Tymeka Coney is an actress, producer, director, playwright, poet, songwriter, voiceover and now activist with the release of her new children’s picture book, “I Don’t Like Racism,” which was inspired by the police brutality she has witnessed in the world and first hand. Tymeka’s first book was “Words Unspoken: Volume I-Deeper Than Eyes Can See,” poetry book released in 2011. She also has a Spoken Word album, “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Dreams,” available on Amazon and her recent extended single “COVID 19- Social Distancing,” also on Amazon.
 
She was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, and now resides in Los Angeles, California where she gives back to the community by teaching young people how to read and write and acting.
 
 

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