I Shot The Sheriff Release Blitz

I Shot the Sheriff

 

A Tragic Characters in Classic Lit Series Novel

Historical Mystery

Date Published: November 30, 2020



William de Wendenal, the infamous Sheriff of Nottingham, has come to London, finally having wormed his way back into the good graces of the Royal family. Yet, not all of Society is prepared to forgive his former “supposed” transgressions, especially the Earl of Sherwood.

However, when de Wendenal is wounded in an attempt to protect Prince George from an assassin, he becomes caught up in a plot involving stolen artwork, kidnapping, murder, and seduction that brings him to Cheshire where he must willingly face a gun pointed directly at his chest and held by the one woman who stirs his soul, Miss Patience Busnick, the daughter of a man de Wendenal once escorted to prison.


About the Author

Regina Jeffers, an award-winning author of historical cozy mysteries, Austenesque sequels and retellings, as well as Regency era romances, has worn many hats over her lifetime: daughter, student, military brat, wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, tax preparer, journalist, choreographer, Broadway dancer, theatre director, history buff, grant writer, media literacy consultant, and author. Living outside of Charlotte, NC, Jeffers writes novels that take the ordinary and adds a bit of mayhem, while mastering tension in her own life with a bit of gardening and the exuberance of her “grand joys.”


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Write Christmas Blog Tour & Giveaway

Write Christmas

Write Christmas
Thommy Hutson
Published by: Rosewind Books
Publication date: December 1st 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Fantasy

“[A] heartwarming fantasy … Christmas enthusiasts will find this hits the spot.” ~Publishers Weekly

A contemporary, holiday fantasy with a new twist on A Christmas Carol and It’s A Wonderful Life.

Abby Nicholson used to love Christmas. Until she didn’t.

After leaving Winter Glen, the small town famous for its Christmas celebration and her family’s greeting card company, Abby is forced to return to the home she left behind when the unexpected passing of her father thrusts the business into her hands.

Turning her back on the magic of the holiday beloved by her father and the town, she decides to sell the business. Signing the paperwork with the very pen her father used to create it, she is shocked to discover her hometown has become a whole new world.

One where Christmas has vanished!

Now stuck in a place devoid of hope, joy, and the spirit of the season, Abby sees family and friends altered in the most terrible of ways.

Determined to set things right, though unsure how, Abby takes out her father’s pen and begins to draw. When she realizes her art is coming to life, she sets out to recreate the holiday and bring back the most wonderful time of the year.

But some are determined to keep an iron grip on the town and will do anything in their power to stop her.

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Thommy Hutson is a bestselling, award-winning author, screenwriter, producer, and director.

A graduate of UCLA, he began his career co-writing the story for the Warner Bros. animated hit SCOOBY-DOO IN WHERE’S MY MUMMY? He followed that with co-writing the concept and additional material for CHILL OUT, SCOOBY-DOO!

As an author, Thommy crafted a limited-edition coffee table book detailing the making and legacy of horror icon Wes Craven’s 1984 classic A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. A trade version followed from Permuted Press/Simon & Schuster. His novel, the teen thriller Jinxed, (Vesuvian Books) is the first in a trilogy that has been called “A must-read for classic horror fans … Hutson could easily take on the mantle as the next Lois Duncan.” Hutson was named on the
7 Essential LGBTQ Horror Authors for Your Summer Reading Lists.

Thommy wrote the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original film, A CHRISTMAS FOR THE BOOKS, which was the highest-rated scripted program the night it premiered. He co-scripted the teen thriller INSTAFAME (Lifetime), wrote a screenplay for an audio holiday project, and is in development on a family feature film. In addition, Thommy produced the critically acclaimed feature THE TROUBLE WITH THE TRUTH, an insightful relationship drama starring Lea Thompson and John Shea. He also produced DREAMWORLD, a quirky, romantic dramedy. He has also worked as a staff writer on a Hulu web series.

A member of the Producers Guild of America, a Saturn and Home Media Magazine award-winner, and an aficionado of holiday films as well as teen movies from the 80s and 90s, Thommy continues to develop unique, compelling, and provocative projects across multiple genres for film, television, publishing, and home entertainment.

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Excerpt

Lolo stared and shook her head. “You young people think you know everything. Wait and see. You’ll learn,” she said as she walked away. Without turning back, she yelled, “One way or another.”
“Oooh, boy, she showed fine form and spirits today, I’d say,” Darla said.
“I’m just glad she thought I was young,” Abby said. “But all this talk of the company, and Cameron, it’s… I don’t know.”
Darla struck a serious tone. “Walk with me, hon.” She grabbed Abby’s arm and the two started off.
“This sounds serious,” Abby remarked.
“Well,” Darla started, “you’re not being at the office right now has me hoping you came to tell me you’ll finally step into your dad’s shoes and emcee the tree lighting? Even Lolo, with all her grousing, will be there.” She flashed a hopeful smile.
Instead, Abby flashed her coffee and bagel.
“Or, you got breakfast and wanted to say hello.”
“Ding, ding,” Abby said.
Darla took a deep breath. “Well, you can’t blame a gal for trying to bring you back into the fold.”
“Folding’s for laundry, Darla.” Abby tried to keep things light. Even though these were the conversations, the talks, the lectures she’d heard through the years since her father passed on, somehow listening to Darla was tolerable. From time to time.
“Oh, honey, it really is the most wonderful time of the year. Heck, they even wrote a song about it,” Darla said.
Now came the part where Abby had to give the same answer a different way. Not everyone was built the same. “Sometimes wonderful things lose their luster.”
“Or, maybe they need another chance to shine. Take a look around. You can feel the joy. You can’t tell me that’s manufactured.”
Abby scanned the town, even though she didn’t need to. Darla was right. No matter where she glanced, people were talking, smiling, and waving. Helping each other out. Children played in the snow. Every moment recalled for Abby what she’d felt as a little girl. She’d helped put up lights. She’d decorated trees. She’d tied ribbons on wreaths. The snow angels she’d made were the best in town, or so her dad had said. She grinned, but it faded.
everything does
Darla went on and on, the excitement in her voice palpable.
Abby felt like she was home with her mother watching a QVC saleswoman pitch Christmas instead of handmade silk scarves.
even christmas is for sale
“Holiday magic is in the air, Abby. We all feel it. If you can’t right now, then I guess I’ll have to do whatever it takes to believe enough for the both of us.”
Abby centered herself. She wanted to tread lightly. “I know you love Christmas, but—” She stopped herself. Her next words felt right, but she couldn’t actually say them. Not to Darla.
“Go on, honey. I’m the mayor of a small town where everyone knows everyone’s business even when the knowin’ shouldn’t be knowed,” Darla said. “I can take it.”
Abby sighed and turned around. There was no other way to be clear than to ask the hard question. “Do you want to be defined by Christmas? Have you ever thought what you could be without it?”
Darla’s hazel eyes grew wider than Abby had ever seen them. The woman let out a shocked laugh. She stumbled over her words. “Well, no, I … That’d be like a black and white rainbow. And nobody wants to see one of those after a storm. I will admit you raise an interesting point, so I’ll see it and raise you a question.”
Abby didn’t feel ready for whatever her friend was about to say.
Darla continued. “Have you ever thought what you could be with Christmas? One day you’ll see it again. Feel it. I don’t know how and I don’t know when, but I promise.”
Abby stopped. She wanted to say something smart, something to end all the chatter and whispers of who and what she should and could be. It overwhelmed her. “Oh, Darla.”
The words came forth because there were no other words—not after so long, after so many times.
But then—
“Oh, Darla.” This time she uttered the phrase as she stepped back. Her jaw went slack at the sight before her eyes.

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What Is A Dream? Book Blitz

What is a Dream?

 

Let’s Go Dreaming, Book 2

Children’s Book

Published: June 2020

Publisher: Infinity Plus Publishing



Have you ever wondered “just what exactly is a dream?” What do dreams sound like? What do dreams feel like? How are dreams created? Well, this adorable bedtime story explains it all!

Join Little Ari and her talking dog, Pepper, as she reveals a magical formula for creating a dream and explains what dreams are, through the use of the 5 senses. This whimsical bedtime story will certainly ensure that your little one has the sweetest of dreams.

“What Is A Dream?” is a bedtime story for toddlers and young children ages 4-8. Your child will be sleeping peacefully after reading this, while venturing into the world of dreams. “What is a Dream?” is the second book in the Let’s Go Dreaming series, written by author Shanita Allen.


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Sleep, Tiny Dreamer

Let’s Go Dreaming, Book 1

Published: September 2019

Publisher: Infinity Plus Publishing


Sleep, Tiny Dreamer. Where will you go tonight? Will you swim across the ocean? Or will you take a flight?”

This bedtime story poses the question “where will your little one go in their dreams?” and encourages them to think of all the endless possibilities.

Sleep, Tiny Dreamer is Shanita Allen’s first book in the Let’s Go Dreaming series. This is a sweet bedtime story full of hope and innocence…inspiring young minds to dream big!

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One starry night,

When the sky was super bright,

Little Ari climbed into bed

And turned out the light.


I wonder what I’ll dream tonight.

What places will I go?

I guess until I close my eyes

I’ll never really know.”


What is a dream?” asked a voice

That came from down below.

Ari looked at the floor,

In shock. “Say it isn’t so!”


Pepper, was that you?

Did you just speak, for heaven’s sake?

Nah, you’re a dog!

I’m not dreaming yet. I’m still awake!”


Pepper looked at Ari

And tilted her head to the right.

Yep, I can talk!” said Pepper,

Giving Ari quite a fright.


First, Ari started screaming

And headed for the door.

Then she remembered, “Pepper’s my friend,”

And wasn’t afraid anymore.



About the Author

Shanita Allen is the author of the Let’s Go Dreaming children’s book series, which inspires young minds to dream big and allows readers to see the world through the eyes of Little Ari and her talking dog, Pepper. The Let’s Go Dreaming series is a collection of 9 books that teach lessons about acceptance, diversity, friendship, special needs, and bullying.

Shanita is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Florida State University. She has 17 years of experience serving individuals with Developmental Disabilities.

Shanita is a native Floridian and loves to travel. She has visited several countries around the world including China, Spain, and Denmark. One of her books, Let’s Go Dreaming: Journey to Paris, was inspired by her trip to France.

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Lily Fairchild Book Blitz

Lily Fairchild

Historical Fiction

Lily Fairchild follows the life of a pioneer woman on the Canadian frontier over 77 years of her long life. She is witness to and a pawn of the great historical events of that period: the Underground Railroad, the clearing of the forest, the coming of the railroads, the discovery of oil, the two Riel Rebellions in the West and the flu pandemic of 1918. A story of love and survival.


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Long-haul, multigenerational historical fiction such as this is often a victim of skewed perspective, as authors, deeply ensconced in often years of research, often overestimate how much detail their readers will want to endure. Gutteridge’s narrative is prodigiously researched (and includes a bibliography), but he never overloads his audience; instead, he seamlessly works the historical grounding into what is, first and foremost, an intensely personal story. The book’s large and varied cast is uniformly well drawn, but Lily towers over the rest; from her earliest scenes, she’s by far the most compelling figure in the narrative. Gutteridge believably and effectively captures her youthful exuberance, as well as her resilience, even in the face of a heartbreaking tragedy in the book’s final pages. He combines his character study with beautifully evocative prose; at one point, for instance, after sunset, “Lily was sure she could hear the River tuning up for its nightsong”; at another, a character’s skin is described as having “the pallor and touch of gray-white mushrooms too long in the rain.” Overall, the author does an excellent job of giving his narrative the feel of a life as it is lived. Readers of such books as Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove (1985) or Anna Waldo’s Sacajawea (1978) will see a similar kind of storytelling here; it’s a difficult feat to manage, but Gutteridge does so. A long but intensely involving tale of a tempestuous life.


About the Author

Don Gutteridge is the author of 71 books, including 22 novels and 39 books of poetry. He is a graduate of Western University, where he is currently Professor Emeritus. He lives in London, Ontario.

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Black Friday Giveaway Hop

Black Friday Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Black Friday Giveaway Hop

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This is my first giveaway hop at Lisa’s Reading, and I’m thrilled to join this great group of bloggers. Black Friday is such a busy day for us all and there’s nothing better than taking a little time away from shopping to enter some great giveaways.

You probably have a huge list to shop for and buying books is a great gift idea for most of the people on your list. Everyone likes a great book: your children, grandchildren, spouse, or friend. I’ve been buying books for my grandchild already.

To help you buy books for your family and friends, I’m giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card so that you can pick out the right book for each one. You’ll find just about any book ever written at Amazon. Good luck to one and all.

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Akea: His Mother’s Son Blog Tour

Akea – His Mother’s Son
Akea is no ordinary husky and taking her place as Wolf Queen was just the first step in the journey set out for her by the Great Wolf. Akea’s world turns upside down when humans raid their home, scattering the pack and capturing her hybrid son. Salvador struggles to adjust to a life in captivity quickly realising not everyone approves of his mother’s rise to Wolf Queen. When the Great Wolf sends him warning dreams, Salvador discovers his true purpose for being there.
“Ms Jade perfectly captures the atmosphere of life as part of the wolfpack and its many challenges. Her stories remind me of Jack London’s Call of the Wild, and with ‘His Mother’s Son’ she proves she not only has a knack for creating realistic and powerful characters, but a talent for describing the wild settings they inhabit with a natural confidence that is quite charming.” Colin Garrow (author)
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Elizabeth Jade was born in 1998 in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, England, but moved with her family to Wellington in Somerset when she was very young. Her early schooling did not go smoothly, and as a result, she was home-schooled from the age of seven. Her parents soon learned she had a unique slant on life and quickly abandoned attempts to follow the national curriculum in favour of child-led learning.
Elizabeth stumbled into writing at the age of fourteen when she began to suffer from anxiety and depression and quickly found her story ideas pouring out faster than she could get them onto paper. It wasn’t until the age of eighteen that she realised her struggles in school had been due to Aspergers Syndrome (an autistic spectrum disorder).
As an enthusiastic animal lover, Elizabeth volunteered first at the Conquest Riding Centre for the Disabled and then at St Giles Animal Rescue before moving on to the Cats Protection Homing and Information Centre. Her gifted way with the cats quickly earned her the title of ‘Cat Whisperer’ from the staff. Since she had always possessed such a way with animals, it was only natural for her story ideas to revolve around them.
Elizabeth’s personal experience as a young author with the challenges of autism, depression and anxiety, along with her writing theme of acceptance and overcoming obstacles, have led to her having a junior school class named after her.

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2020 has been the year when many struggled with their mental health for the first time, and those who have been fighting the Black Dog for years found they hit a new all time low. This was certainly true for me. I’ve struggled since I was fourteen, although it’s not clear how much of this is due to having Aspergers (an autistic spectrum disorder) and how much was caused by going through school undiagnosed. Even after publishing my second children’s book in 2019, I was still convinced I would never achieve anything with my life or my books, and lockdown suffocated my writing mojo completely. So, I’m sure you can imagine my surprise when, back in July, I received an email from a school teacher which showed I had achieved something by just being myself.
Most schools like to have a theme when choosing the class names for the new school year. For 2020, Oldfield Park Junior School in Bath were naming their classes after authors and were asking permission to name one after me. ‘What!!!!!!!!!!’ was the first word out of my mouth, and needless to say, the exclamation marks don’t do the octave jump justice. According to Ms Fox, I was chosen because I hadn’t let my autism, depression or anxiety prevent me from publishing two books by the time I was 22. They felt my example would be a source of inspiration to the class, particularly as there will be several children with autism in the class and one with severe hearing loss.
While my own experience of junior school had been extremely unpleasant, I was encouraged to know that the children at Oldfield Park would be getting the support and understanding they needed. Sometimes that’s all any of us needs. I would never have got where I am today without help from my parents. And now, I had the opportunity to encourage the pupils in Elizabeth Jade class to actively look for what makes each of them unique, accept and celebrate these differences, and then look for ways to support and encourage one another in facing life’s obstacles.
In addition to getting to know me a bit better, the class would also be reading my books, as they teach the importance of acceptance and overcoming obstacles. These were not themes I consciously included, but may well have been woven in subconsciously by both my desire to be accepted and the obstacles I had faced in my own life.
In ‘Akea – The Power of Destiny’, Akea always felt different, even though she didn’t know why, and when she sees a lone wolf by the name of Kazakh, she understands that her true destiny lies beyond the relative safety of her sled dog family. Kazakh’s role is to help her discover her place in the world, but doing so goes against the rules and norms of wolf society. Each obstacle that Akea overcomes makes her stronger and brings her closer to her goal, until she finally ends up fitting in where she physically stands out the most, and is accepted by both the wolves and the family she left behind.
In ‘Akea – His Mother’s Son’, Akea’s wolf-dog son, Salvador, is captured by humans and taken to a wildlife park where he is shunned as a ‘mongrel’ by the first wolf he meets there. On learning of a threat to his family, he must convince her and the other wolves to accept his leadership, escape with him, and return in time to save his pack. So essentially, you have the same issues of acceptance and overcoming obstacles, but with an added twist.
For me, having Aspergers and mental health issues has made life a real challenge, but getting the support I needed has helped. I hope the same will be true not just for those in Elizabeth Jade class, but also for everyone affected by the events of this year. And maybe as we move beyond the crazy year that 2020 has been, we will see more people reaching out to support others whatever their differences or challenges may be.