• ADULT,  BOOK REVIEWS,  FANTASY,  FICTION,  YA

    BOOK REVIEW : HIDDEN KNIGHTS (KNIGHTS OF THE REALM #3) BY JENNIFER ANNE DAVIS

    TITLE : Hidden Knights (Knights of The Realm #3) AUTHOR : Jennifer Anne Davis GENRE : YA, Fantasy FBRC RATING : 4.5 – 5 Stars EXPECTED PUBLICATION : 10th March 2020 BLURB : With Prince Henrick dead, a foreign army in league with the king, and the palace taken, Reid must find a way to right the wrongs for the people of Marsden. Reid never expected to find love, friendship, or her mother in the kingdom of Axian. She also never expected to become a leader for her people. With the king threatening to overthrow the dukes and take complete control of the kingdom, Reid realizes she may be the…

  • ADULT,  BOOK EXCERPT,  BOOK PROMOTIONS,  BOOK TOUR,  FICTION,  HISTORICAL FICTION

    ROCKSTAR BOOK TOURS – BOOK EXCERPT : THE ROAD TO DELANO BY JOHN DESIMONE

    About the Book: Title: ROAD TO DELANO Author: John DeSimone Pub. Date: March 10, 2020 Publisher: Rare Bird Books Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook Pages: 320 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD Jack Duncan is a high school senior whose dream is to play baseball in college and beyond―as far away from Delano as possible. He longs to escape the political turmoil surrounding the labor struggles of the striking fieldworkers that infests his small ag town. Ever since his father, a grape grower, died under suspicious circumstances ten years earlier, he’s had to be the sole emotional support of his mother, who has kept secrets from him about his father’s involvement in the ongoing labor strife.…

  • BOOK PROMOTIONS,  BOOK TEASER,  NON-FICTION,  SELF-HELP

    RABT BOOK TOURS – BOOK TEASER : A TRUTH ABOUT… BY CECILE CORREA

    Non Fiction / Self-Help / Motivational / Personal Development Date Published: 19th of January 2020 (ebook) – Paperback “A Truth About…” is a composition of 52 poems for nurturing your ever -growing soul. Exploring topic from mind, body and intuition to love, parenting and life goals, the book embraces the broad and wondrous spectrum of the human experience. Covering 52 keys areas of our life, this book provides one insight per week. A year of inspiring poetry. Teaser It is when you emerge from your cocoon, when you go against the wind, when you step out into the rain, that you morph beyond trepidation. You have tough wings  that can…

  • ARCS,  BIOGRAPHY / MEMOIR,  BOOK REVIEWS,  CHILDREN'S,  MOTIVATIONAL / INSPIRATIONAL,  NETGALLEY,  NON-FICTION

    BOOK REVIEW : EVONNE GOOLAGONG BY MARIA ISABEL SANCHEZ VEGARA

    TITLE : Evonne Goolagong AUTHOR : Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara ILLUSTRATED BY : Lisa Koesterke GENRE : Children’s Non-Fiction, Picture Books FBRC RATING : 5 stars SYNOPSIS : In this book from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Evonne Goolagong, the inspiring indigenous Australian tennis player. Evonne grew up on a hot, dusty farm in Australia. She was the third of eight children, and descendant of the Wirundjuri people, who have lived on the land for more than 60,000 years. Her talent for tennis was discovered at a local tennis club, and before she knew it, the girl dreaming about the place called “Wimbledon”…

  • ADULT,  BOOK REVIEWS,  CONTEMPORARY,  FICTION,  HISTORICAL FICTION

    BOOK REVIEW : A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS BY KHALED HOSSEINI

    TITLE : A Thousand Splendid Suns AUTHOR : Khaled Hosseini GENRE : Historical Fiction, Contemporary FBRC RATING : ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐ ( 5 Stars) SYNOPSIS : A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years—from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding—that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives—the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness—are inextricable from the history playing out around them. Propelled by the same storytelling…

  • BOOK EXCERPT,  BOOK PROMOTIONS,  FANTASY,  FICTION,  RELEASE BLITZ,  YA

    RABT VIRTUAL BOOK TOURS – BOOK BLITZ : OUTPOST GYPSY TREE BY Dr DOTTIE GRAHAM

    Outpost Gypsy Tree: The North Portal YA Fantasy Adventure Publisher: GISA Publishing Nestled within a thought-form in Earth’s vast realm, Outpost Gypsy Tree becomes home for six adventurous teenagers from various parts of the world. Charged by their own desire for peace and love for humanity, they are assigned to clear the earth’s light portals of the evils of mankind, starting with the North Portal. To do so, the teens must journey back in time to the winter solstice of 3107 BCE to decode an archaic sequence at Ireland’s historic Newgrange that will unlock a Neolithic chamber leading them to the ‘other world’ of the gods of Erin. To prove…

  • BOOK REVIEWS,  FICTION,  MYSTERY,  NETGALLEY,  SUSPENSE,  THRILLER

    BOOK REVIEW : UNSPEAKABLE THINGS BY JESS LOUREY

    TITLE : Unspeakable Things AUTHOR : Jess Lourey GENRE : Adult/Thriller/Mystery/Suspense FBRC RATING : 2 stars SYNOPSIS : Inspired by a terrifying true story from the author’s hometown, a heart-pounding novel of suspense about a small Minnesota community where nothing is as quiet—or as safe—as it seems. Cassie McDowell’s life in 1980s Minnesota seems perfectly wholesome. She lives on a farm, loves school, and has a crush on the nicest boy in class. Yes, there are her parents’ strange parties and their parade of deviant guests, but she’s grown accustomed to them. All that changes when someone comes hunting in Lilydale. One by one, local boys go missing. One by…

  • ADULT,  BOOK REVIEWS,  CONTEMPORARY,  FICTION,  HISTORICAL FICTION

    BOOK REVIEW : AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED BY KHALED HOSSEINI

    TITLE : And The Mountains Echoed AUTHOR : Khaled Hosseini GENRE : Historical Fiction, Contemporary FBRC RATING : ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐ ( 5 Stars) SYNOPSIS : One of the most interesting novels in the market Mesmerise your senses with this riveting storyline! Presenting the great bestseller by Khaled Hosseni, ‘and the Mountains Echoed’ is a great novel which is a must have for reading enthusiasts. The novel is about a boy Abdullah and his sister Pari who live with their father along with their stepmother. The novel is set in the lands of Shadbagh, Afghanistan where their father, Saboor, is in a constant search for a place to work so he…

  • BOOK EXCERPT,  BOOK PROMOTIONS,  BOOK TOUR,  COMEDY / SATIRE / HUMOR,  FICTION,  MYSTERY

    ROCKSTAR BOOK TOURS – BOOK EXCERPT : REAL PIGEONS FIGHT CRIME BY ANDREW MCDONALD

    I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the REAL PIGEONS FIGHT CRIME by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! About The Book: Title: REAL PIGEONS FIGHT CRIME Author: Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood (Illustrations) Pub. Date: January 7, 2020 Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Formats: Hardcover, eBook Pages: 208 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD Ever wonder why pigeons act so weird? Because they are secretly chasing bad guys and flying around saving your butt! This hilarious illustrated series is perfect for fans of BAD GUYS and DOG MAN. What do REAL PIGEONS do? They fight…

  • BIOGRAPHY / MEMOIR,  BOOK PROMOTIONS,  BOOK TEASER,  BOOK TOUR,  NON-FICTION,  RELEASE BLITZ,  YA

    RABT BOOK TOURS – BOOK TEASER : THE CUBBY HOLE KID

    Teen / YA Biography, Memoirs Date Published: November 2019 Publisher: Page Publishing Cubbyhole Kid is a heartrending true story of dysfunction and abuse in a California family in mid-1960s. It tells the harrowing survival story of a young four-year-old boy as he recounts his days being raised in a strict Irish Catholic family while expressing his gratitude and love for two incredible women that saved his life—his protective fourteen-year-old sister, his godmother, and his beautiful, religious mother. Together, along with his other siblings, his brothers, they painfully navigated their abusive, alcoholic, ex-military father through the mid-1960s, Los Angeles. While dealing with a severe childhood anxiety, suicidal depression, physical and learning…