#BlogTour “Daring Dreamer (Inspiration in Cologne Book 1)” by Deborah King

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Two best friends. Two fresh starts. Will old regrets sabotage their second chance?

Janna’s heart is heavy with grief and broken by betrayal. But as she leaves the big city for a quaint mid-western town, the future feels less frightening with her best friend, Shelby, by her side. After landing a job in the local fresh market and the attentions of a handsome architect, she may yet learn to heal old scars…

Shelby loves the position Janna secured for her and the new sense of community, but wishes small-town life wasn’t so lonely. After packing up all she could salvage from her painful past, she endures more than her fair share of bumps on the winding road to recovery. Afraid her heart may be too damaged for real love; she drowns her sorrows in drunken nights at bars.

With new heartaches around every corner, can Janna and Shelby stay true to their friendship and their dream of lasting freedom?

Daring Dreamer is the first book in the Inspiration in Cologne series of women’s fiction novels. If you like brave women, picturesque settings, and second chance romance, then you’ll love Deborah King’s empowering saga.

Buy Daring Dreamer to explore a risk worth taking today!

Purchase Links

Amazon UK  

Amazon US

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Author Bio  

 Deborah King is a spirited woman who was inspired to pursue her dreams due to her mother’s death from early onset Alzheimer’s disease. She has the unique ability to read people and tackle life’s hardships.

Deborah is a distinctive new voice in inspirational, romantic women’s fiction. After raising two children, working with a not-for-profit wildlife rescue organization, and reading too many books to count, she retired from her personal training and weight management business to follow her dream of writing.

She is extremely grateful for having the opportunity to work with many different people sharing and teaching what inspires her, which you’ll catch glimpses of in her books.

Deborah’s lived in several diverse areas in her city as well as three years in a rural setting. She lives in Missouri with her supportive husband, two rescue cats, who believe they’re dogs, her mini fitness store, and her eclectic collection of books.

For all the latest information, excerpts from her upcoming books, general fun, or to chat, follow Deborah on Facebook.

She loves to hear from her fans. To follow Deborah’s social media links, reviews of her women’s fiction books, her blog, and to sign up for her monthly updates, visit her website.

Social Media Links

Website   |   Facebook   |   Facebook Group   |   Twitter   |   Pinterest   |   Goodreads

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Song Lyric Sunday | “Boogie Oogie Oogie” – A Taste of Honey

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and author Jim Adams from A Unique Title For Me is our current guest host. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

This week’s theme is  Boogie/Rock/Rolling Stone.

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Released in the summer of 1978,  Boogie Oogie Oogie was the debut single from the self-titled debut album of A Taste of Honey. The song became an extremely popular crossover disco song with lyrics urging listeners to “boogie oogie oogie till you just can’t boogie no more”.

Boogie Oogie Oogie topped the American pop, soul and disco charts, and eventually sold over two million copies, and has become one of the most recognizable songs from the disco era.

The band got the idea for this song when they played a show at a military base. It was a tough crowd, and the audience was not responding to their songs. Lead singer Hazel Payne admonished them from the stage: “If you’re thinking that you’re too cool to boogie, we’ve got news for you. Everyone here tonight must boogie and you are no exception to the rule.” Afterwards in her hotel room, bass player Janice Marie Johnson wrote down the line, thinking that it would be a good song lyric.

Johnson came up with the famous bass intro when she was warming up before the recording session, unaware that she was being recorded.

FUN FACTS:

  • Limited edition colored vinyl releases were issued in some nations. In Mexico, the record was red, and in France it was honey colored.
  • In the late 1990s, the song was used in a national U.S. campaign advertisement by Burger King.
  • The song was also used in a campaign for Rold Gold Pretzels (featuring the actor Jason Alexander) in the mid-1990s.
  • The group was awarded two platinum records for the single and album, and won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the 20th Grammys on February 15, 1979.

The video is a live performance from—don’t everybody get up and dance at once—SOLID GOLD! 😀

Enjoy!

See my Song Lyric Sunday selection for FeliciaDenise.com.

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Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

Boogie Oogie Oogie

Compiled from Genius Lyrics, Google, Wikipedia, Songfacts.com, and YouTube.
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