All Is Assuredly Well Blog Tour Plus First BrisBookNook Giveaway!

Professor Gore & Maestro Wilson’s

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All is Assuredly Well

Tour Begins July 2nd

Book Summary

All is Assuredly WellKing Phillip the Good and his husband, The Most Excellent Don Carlos Emiliano Felipe de Compañero y Campañero, live sedate, uneventful lives until King Phillip dreams of having a baby girl. Structured around The Hero’s Journey, King Phillip must follow his mentor, the Blue Star, and encounter allies (a newt and a bluejay) and overcome gatekeepers (a biting fish and a bear) as he completes a series of tasks to prove himself worthy of becoming a father. Once proven, the Blue Star presents him with a baby girl in the middle of a fairy circle of a thousand different flowers in a thousand brilliant hues.  He returns home to present Baby Milliflora to his husband, and the loving husbands joyfully become loving fathers.

 

My Review:

I loved this picture book! It is important for all children to see themselves and their families represented in literature. This book could be a modern fairy tale and be relatable to children who have been adopted into families with two dads or two moms. It shows the family like they are normal, rather than trying to make them “special” and alienating them from other families. The illustrations are beautiful and in an old-fashioned style, which is sure to bring children in. There was only one thing that I thought might have been an error, but then after re-reading it, I realized that it was fine. This book was amazing from start to finish, and I definitely want to see more from these authors!

I would recommend this novel to lovers of diverse children’s picture books.

I received a copy of this book and this is my voluntary review.

Overall Rating: 5/5 Stars

Genre: Children’s Books

Publisher: Camille Lancaster Literary Children’s Books

ISBN: 978-0-9998880-0-1

All is Assuredly Well is available as an ebook and print at Amazon.com.

 

Giveaway

Paperback Copy of All Is Assuredly Well!

This giveaway will run until July 30th, and I will be posting about it a lot! As this is my first ever giveaway, I hope everything goes well! Thank you all for supporting me.

About the author, Professor Gore

Professor Gore’s proudest hours were spent in Federal Court testifying as an expert witness and plaintiff against the city she loved. The city commission had passed an amendment that banned Heather Has Two Mommies and Daddy’s Roommate from the children’s section of the public library. A storyteller, Professor Gore is delighted to contribute to the canon she once defended.

About the Author, Maestro Wilson

Co-author Maestro Phillip Wilson is a retired band director, music teacher, composer, and arranger. A poet at heart, his love for word play and ear for rhythm and meter lend themselves well to the lyrical art of storytelling.

About the Illustrator, Angie F. M. Trotter

Artist Angie F. M. Trotter holds a BA in Religion and Fine Art. Her pen and ink illustrations are an amalgamation of icons, illuminated manuscripts, stained glass window design, and her spiritual life. Her work has been compared to the masters of the Golden Age of British book illustration. 

You can find more about All is Assuredly Well and the authors and the illustrator online:

www.AllisAssuredlyWell.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/All-is-Assuredly-Well-355497344947289/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AssuredlyWell

 

Blog Tour Dates (in Chronological Order)

July 2nd @ The Muffin 

Grab a morning treat over at Women on Writing’s blog The Muffin and read our interview author Professor M.C. Gore and enter to win a copy of the book All is Assuredly Well

http://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com/

July 3rd @ Mari’s #JournalingPower Blog

Author Professor M.C. Gore will be a guest writer over at Mari’s #JournalingPower blog where she talks about writing the hero’s journey.

https://www.createwritenow.com/journal-writing-blog

July 5th @ Mommy Daze: Say What??

Come by Ashley’s blog Mommy Daze: Say What?? where she shares her thoughts on Professor Gore and Maestro Wilson’s book All is Assuredly Well.

http://adayinthelifeofmom.com/

July 6th @ Coffee With Lacey

Get your coffee over at Lacey’s blog Coffee With Lacey where she shares her thoughts on the book All is Assuredly Well

http://www.coffeewithlacey.wordpress.com/

July 7th @ Cassandra’s Journey
Stop by Cassandra’s blog where she interviews author Professor Gore about her book All is Assuredly Well. 
http://cassandraulrich.blogspot.com/

July 8th @ Madeline Sharples Blog

Author Professor Gore is a guest writer over at Madeline Sharples blog where she shares her thoughts on alchemical literature and how it affects her thinking as a writer.

http://madelinesharples.com/

July 9th @ Bri’s Book Nook

Stop by Briennai’s blog Bri’s Book Nook where reviews Professor Gore and Maestro Wilson’s book All is Assuredly Well

https://brisbooknook.wordpress.com/

July 10th @ Break Even Books

Come by Erik McManus’ blog Break Even Books to find out what he had to say about the book All is Assuredly Well.
https://breakevenbooks.com/

July 10th @ Georgia Ball’s Author Blog
Come by Georgia’s blog where she features a blog post written by Professor Gore about how the author found her illustrator and who she is.
http://georgiaballauthor.com/category/book-review/

July 12th @ Mommy Daze: Say What??

Professor M.C. Gore will be a guest writer over at Ashley’s blog Mommy Daze: Say What?? where the author describes her experience on the witness stand as an expert witness when the city of Wichita Falls, Texas banned Heather Has Two Mommies and Daddy’s Roommate.

http://adayinthelifeofmom.com/

July 12th @ George Ball’s Author Blog
Come by George Ball’s blog where she shares her thoughts about Professor Gore & Maestro Wilson’s book All is Assuredly Well.
http://georgiaballauthor.com/category/book-review/

July 14th @ A Storybook World

Professor Gore is a guest writer over at Dierdra’s blog A Storybook World and she’ll be writing about how her local writers’ club convinced her to self-publish, and why/how she started her own micro-publishing company (including how a MAJOR publishing company editor she pitched to told her that she would buy the manuscript, but not the illustrations because she had a “completely different vision” for the book).

http://www.astorybookworld.com/

July 15th @ The Late Bloomers Blog

Come by Gigi’s blog The Late Bloomers blog where she shares her thoughts on Professsor Gore and Maestro Wilson’s book All is Assuredly Well.

http://thelatebloomersbookblog.blogspot.com/

July 16th @ Auden Johnson’s Blog
Stop by Auden Johnson blog to read Professor Gore’s guest post on her supernatural experience involving her Advanced Graduate Statistics professor and how that relates to this book.
https://www.audenjohnson.com/

July 17th @ Coffee With Lacey
Come by Lacey’s blog and read her interview with Professor Gore, one of the authors for All is Assuredly Well as well as with the illustrator of the series, Angie F. M. Trotter.
http://www.coffeewithlacey.wordpress.com/

July 19th @ The Writing Dreamer
Come by Jessica’s blog where Professor Gore will be a guest writer and will be talking about how a workshop on screenwriting made her a better story writer.
http://wolfdreamer25-myjourney.blogspot.com

July 22nd @ Just a Place to  Drop My Thoughts
Stephanie will be reviewing Professor Gore & Maestro Wilson’s book All is Assuredly Well. Come by and see what she thought about this impactful book!
https://stephaniemathis.blogspot.com/

July 23rd @ Cassandra’s Writing World
Check out Cassandra’s blog to find out her thoughts on Professor Gore & Maestro Wilson’s book All is Assuredly Well. Professor Gore will also be discussing her thoughts on why attending conferences and workshops are worth the money (and how to make the best use of your time at one).
http://cassandra-mywritingworld.blogspot.com/?m=0

July 24th @ Author Anthony Avina Blog
Come by Anthony Avina’s blog where he shares his thoughts on Professor Gore & Maestro Wilson’s book All is Assuredly Well.
https://authoranthonyavinablog.com/

July 26th @ Author Anthony Avina Blog
Check out Anthony Avina’s blog where he will be sharing Professor Gore’s guest post on why she
selected Maestro Wilson as her co-author and how they worked together.
https://authoranthonyavinablog.com/

July 27th @ The Faerie Review
Come by Lily Shadowlyn’s blog The Faerie Review where she reviews the book All is Assuredly Well.
www.thefaeriereview.com

July 28th @ The Faerie Review

Make sure to catch Lily’s interview with author Professor Gore, one of the co-authors of All is Assuredly Well.

www.thefaeriereview.com

July 30th @ Books and Motivation
Come by Prakash Vir Sharma blog and read his interview with author Professor Gore.
www.booksandmotivation.wordpress.com

July 30th @ The Faerie Review
Come by Lily’s blog where author Professor Gore writes about fighting academic freedom after a student complained about Professor Gore’s class material about LGBQT class material.
www.thefaeriereview.com

Jinnspeak Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway

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Jinnspeak

by M. S. Farzan

GENRE: Young adult urban fantasy/magic realism

BLURB:

Zahra’s algebra midterm is in one month, but more importantly, the Winter Formal is only two weeks away. Fitting into high school is hard enough for the Pakistani American teenager, particularly when a fire spirit begins appearing in her dreams, speaking to her in a language she doesn’t understand. Meanwhile, a secret cult at her school begins to carry out a nefarious plot, with only the Magic Club – and its newest member, Zahra – standing in its way. A popular multiplayer online roleplaying game may hold the secret to saving Golden Mountain High School, but only if Zahra can decipher her perplexing new talent – Jinnspeak.

My Review:

I love diverse books, and this novella definitely is one. Zahra is Muslim, she has a male friend named DJ who is gay, and there are people from several cultures that are included throughout this story. This made the writing not only relatable, but it also made the story unique in its own way. The book is only 60 ebook pages, but the type is rather small so it could have been 80 pages with full-size type/on a Kindle. This doesn’t mean that it is a half-length story though. The characters are all unique with their own personalities, the plot is intriguing, and the world-building is pretty fleshed out for a 60-page novella.

My only complaint was that the story seemed to get a little confused in the middle, but then everything refocused itself and the novel ended fairly strongly. The small confusion was easily overlooked when considering all of the other wonderful things that the story had to offer.

I won’t spoil too much, but this book is definitely worth your time. It is a fun and engaging afternoon read, I suggest that you check it out!

I would recommend this book to lovers of diverse YA fiction.

Overall Rating: 4/5

Excerpt:

That night, Zahra dreamed.  

It wasn’t one of those trances where people and places seem to be just strange enough to have the possibility of being real.  Nor was it a fragmented dreamscape where each object and every character stands as a symbol for thoughts being played out in the subconscious.   It was vivid, cohesive, and unlike anything she had experienced.

She was standing in a large grass field, lit only by a full, red moon overhead and frigid as a midwinter night.  She shivered, but not with cold, as her body was hot, as though she had been running. Her breath turned to frost in front of her, and the only sound was the air rushing in and out of her lungs.

Zahra turned to take in her surroundings, but there was only dimly lit grass for as far as her eyes could see.  She looked up at the moon, which cast the field in an eerie scarlet incandescence. Her heart beat loudly in her chest, sounding like a drum in her ears.

She turned again, and was startled to see a figure standing before her, in what had previously been an empty expanse of grass.  The form was a rough outline of a human body, mirroring her own in size and stature, but wreathed completely in crimson fire. It made no motion or sound, and two almond-shaped eyes peered out at her from within the flames.

AuthorPhoto_Jinnspeak.jpgS. Farzan was born in London, UK and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has a B.A. in Integrative Biology, M.A. in Religious Leadership for Social Change, and Ph.D. in Cultural and Historical Studies of Religions. He has written and worked for high-profile video game companies and editorial websites such as Electronic Arts, Perfect World Entertainment, and MMORPG.com, and has trained in and taught Japanese martial arts for over ten years. He also enjoys soccer, baseball, and games of all kinds.

Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Jinnspeak-Novella-M-S-Farzan-ebook/dp/B079LQT2Y9/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sominator

M. S. Farzan will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Death Doesn’t Bargain Blog Tour Plus Giveaway!

Death Doesn't BargainDeath Doesnt Bargain is the second historical fantasy title in New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Deadman’s Cross series. Where Deadmen tell their tales, and every soul is damned or redeemed by the final choices they make.

The Deadmen are back…

But so are the demons who have broken free of their eternal prison and are bent on mankind’s destruction. The worst of the lot is Vine, determined to claim their lives for taking hers. She will see the world burn…and has the perfect lure to destroy them all. One of their own.

Kalder Dupree has never known a day of mercy. Born to the cruelest of mer-races, he sacrificed himself for his crew and is in Vine’s hands. He expects no mercy or rescue.

Yet Cameron Jack is determined to set Kalder free. As a Hellchaser, it’s her calling, and she cannot allow even a not-so-innocent to be tortured for an act of kindness that spared her damnation.

To defeat evil, it sometimes takes an even worse evil, and Cameron is willing to do whatever she must to make this right. If Vine thought she had her hands full before, she hasn’t seen anything nearly as powerful as Cameron’s resolve.

 

Praise for DEATH DOESNT BARGAIN

“Kenyon (Born of Legend) puts the lie to the old adage “Dead men tell no tales” in the jam-packed, appealing first book of her Deadman’s Cross historical fantasy series.” ―Publishers Weekly on Deadmen Walking

I am scheduled for reviews, and I am going to be posting them separately, so please check the above posts for my review of both Death Doesn’t Bargain and Deadmen’s Cross! I am going to link them here as soon as the perma-links are created so keep an eye out for that as well.

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New York Times and international bestselling author, Sherrilyn Kenyon, is a regular at the #1 spot. With legions of fans known as Menyons (thousands of whom proudly sport tattoos from her series and who travel from all over the world to attend her appearances), her books are always snatched up as soon as they appear on store shelves.
Since 2003, she had placed more than 80 novels on the New York Times list in all formats including manga and graphic novels. Current series are: Dark-Hunter®, Chronicles of Nick®, Deadman’s Cross™, Nevermore™, Silent Swans™, Lords of Avalon® and The League®. Her books are available in over 100 countries where eager fans impatiently wait for the next release. The Chronicles of Nick® and Dark-Hunter® series are soon to be major motion pictures while Dark-Hunter®, Lords of Avalon® and The League® are being developed for television. Join her and her Menyons online at SherrilynKenyon.com and www.facebook.com/AuthorSherrilynKenyon
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WEBSITE: https://www.sherrilynkenyon.com/
TWITTER:  @kenyonsherrilyn
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4430.Sherrilyn_Kenyon
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorSherrilynKenyon
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/sherrilynkenyon/

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