#BookBlitz “Life on Loan” by Ashley Farley

Title: Life on Loan
Author: Ashley Farley
Genre: Womens Fiction

Release Date: October 8, 2019
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It’s a surprising second act for two women who decide to rewrite their lives in this enriching novel of friendship and starting over from the bestselling author of Only One Life.

After thirty years, college friends Lena Browder and Olivia Westcoat have met again by chance at an unexpected crossroads: an airport lounge in Atlanta. Lena is running away from home and her demanding family. Olivia is trying to find her way after a painful divorce. With their old selves in the rearview, they toast to a new beginning—and it starts with a spontaneous dare.

Agreeing to trade houses for a month of rediscovery, Lena will stay in Olivia’s Charleston condo. Olivia’s retreat? Lena’s isolated river cottage in the Northern Neck of Virginia. Two perfect getaways. Thirty-four days to reset.

With fresh new perspectives and the renewal of a heartening friendship, Lena and Olivia find their passions, reinvent themselves, and reclaim what they’ve lost. When unexpected romance blooms and careers take new detours, it’s also a time for courage and risk. Now they’ll have to make hard choices to follow through on their promise for a second chance and finally have the lives they dream of.

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Ashley Farley is a writeaholic, exercise junkie, photography enthusiast. The author of the bestselling Sweeney Sisters Series, Ashley writes books about women for women. Her characters are mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives facing real-life issues. Her goal is to keep you turning the pages until the wee hours of the morning. If her story stays with you long after you’ve read the last word, then she’s done her job.

After her brother died in 1999 of an accidental overdose, she turned to writing as a way of releasing her pent-up emotions. She wrote SAVING BEN in honor of Neal, the boy she worshipped, the man she could not save.

Ashley is a wife and mother of two young adult children. While she’s lived in Richmond, Virginia for the past 21 years, a piece of her heart remains in the salty marshes of the South Carolina Lowcountry where she grew up. Through the eyes of her characters, she’s able to experience the moss-draped trees, delectable cuisine, and kind-hearted folks with lazy drawls that make the area so unique.

Ashley loves to hear from her readers.

Feel free to visit her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ashleywfarley or twitter.com/ashleywfarley.

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#ReleaseBlitz “Coming Home (Chandler Hill Inn Series Book 2)” by Judith Keim


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Chandler Hill Inn Series, Book 2
Romance, Women’s Fiction
Publisher: Wild Quail Publishing
Release Date: October 8, 2019
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Camilla “Cami” Chandler comes home from France to take over the Chandler Hill Inn and Winery for her recently-deceased grandmother, Lettie, as she’d always promised. Determined to succeed in this new venture, she finds herself in trouble from the beginning when she discovers most of her grandmother’s estate intended for maintaining the inn’s business expenses was lost in a Ponzi scheme. She forges ahead to provide her guests with wonderful experiences and to produce the best wines in Willamette Valley. After being ditched by her French boyfriend, she decides that being friends with Drew Farley is the safest way to proceed. He loves grape growing and wine-making as much as she does and isn’t looking for anything beyond friendship.
When a bride planning a wedding at the inn tells Cami that she looks exactly like her best friend, life becomes even more complicated. Never having known even the name of her father, Cami searches for a connection and comes to realize how complicated love and family can be.
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Going Home
Chandler Hill Inn Series, Book 1
Publisher: Wild Quail Publishing
Release Date: February 13, 2019
In 1970, Violet Hawkins’ only wish at eighteen is to escape her life in the Dayton, Ohio, foster-care system and make her way to the west coast to enjoy a mellow life and find the love she’s been missing all her life. She makes it to San Francisco, but soon learns she needs a job if she’s to live properly. A kind, young man named Kenton Chandler offers her a sandwich and a job at his father’s inn and vineyards. With nothing to lose, Lettie takes him up on his offer and begins a whole new life in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. She immediately falls in love with the land and is fascinated with the idea of growing grapes in order to make wines. She, Kenton, and Rafe Lopez become friends as she learns about running the small inn on the property.
At the same time she marries Kenton, a stroke kills his father. And then before she can tell Kenton she’s pregnant, he dies in an automobile accident. Heartbroken and burdened with the gift of the Chandler Hill Inn and Winery, she’s left with the task of making them a success. Struggling to raise a child alone while working to grow the business, Lettie makes a shocking discovery that changes everything.
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Judith Keim enjoyed her childhood and young-adult years in Elmira, New York, and now makes her home in Boise, Idaho, with her husband and their two dachshunds, Winston and Wally, and other members of her family.
While growing up, she was drawn to the idea of writing stories from a young age. Books were always present, being read, ready to go back to the library, or about to be discovered. All in her family shared information from the books in general conversation, giving them a wealth of knowledge and vivid imaginations.
A hybrid author who both has a publisher and self-publishes, Ms. Keim writes heart-warming novels about women who face unexpected challenges, meet them with strength, and find love and happiness along the way. Her best-selling books are based, in part, on many of the places she’s lived or visited and on the interesting people she’s met, creating believable characters and realistic settings her many loyal readers love. Ms. Keim loves to hear from her readers and appreciates their enthusiasm for her stories.
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#SalesBlitz “Evanthia’s Gift” By Effie Kammenou

Title: Evanthia’s Gift (The Gift Saga, #1)
Author: Effie Kammenou
Genre: Womens Fiction/ Contemporary Romance

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Sophia Giannakos will settle for nothing less than the rare love her parents share. At a tender and impressionable age, she has found her soul mate in Dean, the boy she has known her whole life — until secrets and deceptions pull them apart. No stranger to heartache, Anastacia, Sophia’s mother, attempts to comfort her, without revealing ugly family truths that could haunt her daughter’s future.

In the year 1956, Anastacia, a former NYU student, finds herself in the challenging role of a single parent. Left with emotional wounds from a bad marriage, she is reluctant to trust and resists her growing feelings for Alexandros, an old acquaintance. But his persistence and unconditional love for Ana and her child is eventually rewarded and his love is returned. In a misguided, but well-intentioned effort to protect the ones they love, both Ana and Alex keep secrets — ones that could threaten the delicate balance of their family.

The story continues in the 1970’s, as their daughter attempts to negotiate between two cultures. Greek-American teenagers, Sophia and Dean, have shared a special connection since childhood. Although their desire for one another is undeniable, Dean resists her, rebelling against the pressure his father places on him to uphold his Greek heritage. When he can no longer fight his feelings, Dean asks Sophia to conceal their love. She hesitantly complies, until it becomes too much for her. Like her mother, Sophia loves with every fiber of her soul, leaving her shattered when Dean pulls away from his family, culture and ultimately his love for her, leaving her no choice but to find a life different than the one she’d hoped for.

Evanthia’s Gift is a multigenerational love story spanning fifty years and across two continents, chronicling the lives that unify two families.



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Effie Kammenou is a believer that it is never too late to chase your dreams, follow your heart or change your career. She is proof of that. At one time, long ago, she’d thought that, by her age, she would have had an Oscar in her hand after a successful career as an actor. Instead, she worked in the optical field for 40 years and is the proud mother of two accomplished young women.

Her debut novel, Evanthia’s Gift, is a women’s fiction multigenerational love story and family saga, influenced by her Greek heritage, and the many real-life accounts that have been passed down. She continues to pick her father’s brain for stories of his family’s life in Lesvos, Greece, and their journey to America. Her interview with him was published in a nationally circulated magazine.

Evanthia’s Gift: Book One in The Gift Saga was a 2016 award finalist in the Readers Favorite Awards in the Women’s Fiction category. Waiting for Aegina is Book Two in The Gift Saga and Chasing Petalouthes is Kammenou’s latest release, completing the series.

Effie Kammenou is a first generation Greek-American who lives on Long Island with her husband and two daughters. When she’s not writing, or posting recipes on her food blog, cheffieskitchen.wordpress.com, you can find her entertaining family and friends or traveling for ‘research.’

As an avid cook and baker, a skill she learned from watching her Athenian mother, she incorporated traditional Greek family recipes throughout the books.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Arts from Hofstra University.

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#BookTour “It’s Me or … the Bag” by Angelia Vernon Menchan

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Kena has been patient with Raphael and his side business. A year earlier she gave him an ultimatum, her or the bag. 366 days later she was gone, leaving no clues behind.

Will Raphael be able to come correct for the woman he loves or will he decide the bag is more important?

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Raphael stared down at the bags filling the vestibule. There were four large suitcases and a designer duffel bag he’d purchased for Kena last year. He didn’t even know the designer but knew she would have it because it cost a grip to purchase. He wanted her to have everything and more.

She ain’t leaving me and taking my shit, was his first thought, but as he walked through the huge house, he realized she wasn’t there, and the smaller nondescript suitcases were gone with her. Racing back to the living room, he kicked one of the bags, and realized it was empty. Checking one and then the other, he saw they were all empty, except the duffel. It was filled with other expensive handbags he’d purchased.

There was also a note: Raph, I told you it was me or the bag… I’m not living that life with you forever. Since you chose the bag, here are a few more.


Feeling frustrated and scared, Raphael turned around in a circle, their life together, flashing before his eyes. She warned him.

“Raph, we both have degrees. You promised you would stop the… the street business as soon as you graduated. Now you have a master’s in international finance and all kinds of offers but you’re still about the bag.”

Raphael watched her as she spoke but said nothing. She was right and he knew it, but the job they were offering paid sixty thousand. His weed business brought in that every other month. He couldn’t see a way to stop. Kena was earning six figures with her makeup and hair importing business, but it wasn’t enough. They would go from almost five hundred thousand a year to just over two.

“You have one more year to figure it out. We own this house and both our cars, and we stacked money. I’m done looking over my shoulder. I love you but we can be out, or I can. I’m over thirty now. I want a baby and normalcy. I’m not having a kid while you’re doing this.”

She stared him down, waiting for a response he couldn’t and wouldn’t give. Three hundred sixty-six days later, she was gone.


Aretha held her daughter in her arms as they stood waiting for Kena’s flight. She knew how much Kena loved Raphael, but she also knew when Kena was done, she was done. There was once a time, Kena hadn’t approved of her mother’s life. As soon as she’d turned seventeen and had graduated high school, she left and hadn’t looked back, though she loved her and kept in touch always.

Aretha had been a hairstylist who ran her business in her kitchen with other side hustles included. She sold stolen items and allowed neighborhood guys to gamble in her home on weekends for a price. Kena had chosen to stay with Mary, her father’s mother, on weekends. But now, years removed from that place, Kena was leaving again. Her ticket said Miami, but Aretha knew that was only a stop on the way to somewhere else.

“Why leave, Kena?” Aretha asked, pulling back, looking at her daughter.

Kena was beautiful with dark brown skin, perfect brows she was obsessed with and a full pouty mouth.

“Mom, I need to. Raphael would give me no peace, and I need him to believe me when I say no more. We were married two years before I knew. I love him so much I looked the other way for three more years but not now. I can’t compromise on that. It wasn’t necessary then and it’s less than necessary now. I must do this. I love you.” Kena kissed her mom’s face, a face so much like her own, and hugged her before heading to catch her flight.

Aretha watched her, hot tears coursing down her cheeks. Kena was all she had. Her mom had passed a year earlier, and her father had been gone for years. She was an only child, born to parents who were the only children and Kena was her only child. While she and Raphael were so close he could be her natural born son, she could choke the life out of him. He made this bed for both to lie in. It took everything not to go and confront him, but she knew if she did, there would be hell to pay with Kena. She was leaving but allowed no one to disrespect her husband. The only reason Aretha knew about Raphael’s business was because he’d told her.

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Meet Deborah King, author of “Bedazzled Dreamer”

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Please welcome author Deborah King to Nesie’s Place! Thank you for spending a little time Deborah Kingwith us here on the blog today!

You’re welcome, it’s my pleasure.

Where are you from?

I’ve lived in St. Louis, MO, a mid-western state in the US, for most of my life. I’ve also had the wonderful opportunity to live in a rural area of the state for a few years.

Married with children, pets, or annoying roommates?

I’m married to an extremely supportive husband. I’ve been blessed with considerate adult children, a son and a daughter. I’m also a stepmom to two, teenage young men.

Are you self-published, traditional, or hybrid?

I chose the Indie author route after watching many webinars and learning about how the traditional book publishing avenues have changed over the last few years. It’s been a long drawn out process, and I continue to struggle with the marketing aspects.

How long have you been a writer?

I’ve been a writer for a little over three years, though I’ve spend most of my time learning the ins and outs of the industry, marketing, etc.

How long did it take you to write your first book?

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Daring Dreamer, book one in the Inspiration in Cologne series took me one year to write, not including my editor’s reviews and suggestions. I’ve managed to tone my writing skills and have written books two and three in six months.

Pantser or Plotter?

I do plot my stories, though my characters take over and I become a pantser!

What’s your favorite genre to write or do you only write in one genre?

I only write in one genre: romantic women’s fiction. I will continue to write in this particular genre, though will add a bit of suspense or mystery in my next series.

What’s your favorite genre to read?

I enjoy reading many different genres. If I had to pick my favorite genre, I would choose romantic women’s fiction.

What are you reading now?

I’m reading Winter Cottage by Mary Ellen Taylor. I’m enjoying her story immensely.

Where do you get the most writing done?

I write in the late afternoons until eleven or twelve o’clock in my favorite comfy chair with one or both of my cats sitting on my lap, legs, or wherever they can find a spot.

Do you have pets who “help” or inspire you?

I’m so happy you asked! I adopted two rescue kittens some years ago: tabbies, brother and sister. They are adorable! I’m honestly afraid to keep track of their age at this point in time. I wrote them into Daring Dreamer.

Totally addicted to social media or could you live without it?

I wouldn’t say I’m addicted to social media, though I love interacting with my Advanced Reader Group on Facebook. Twitter and Pinterest are fun if I’m looking for a break, though I run out of time to become overly involved.

What’s your next project or release?

I have just finished writing the first draft of book three in the Inspiration in Cologne series and am now reviewing and editing my manuscript. I will write a fourth book in the series to tie up loose ends.

I then plan on beginning my second series, which will be set in a picturesque valley of a majestic mountainous region. My favorite travel destinations are in the mountains and I enjoy hiking, which will enable me to write about another passion of mine.

Do you have any advice for new authors?

Have patience with yourself and the marketing aspects, if you go the self-publishing route. Don’t doubt your writing. But most importantly, if you think your story has been written, it hasn’t. Only you can write your story because we’re all unique and possess our own perspectives. So, of course, I would encourage someone to follow their dream of writing and advise them to continue. The process evolves with each book you write.

Thank you!

I would like to personally thank you for participating in Bedazzled Dreamer’s Rachel’s Random Resource’s tour.

You’re welcome, Deborah!

Keep scrolling to find out Deborah’s latest release, Bedazzled Dreamer, and U.S. residents have a chance to win a paperback copy of Bedazzled Dreamer simply by entering Deborah’s Rafflecopter.


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Bedazzled Dreamer

She’s about to launch her dream business. The last thing she needs is a distracting housemate and his son…

Shelby is excited to open a shop with her best friend. But with Janna just-married and moved out, she worries their hopes of starting a boutique will never come true. And things get more complicated when her old distrust of men is put to the test by her handsome new roommate and his little boy…

With Oktoberfest decorations forgotten and replaced by Christmas cheer, she slowly allows Shane and the child a space in her heart. But she doesn’t trust her second chance at romance or the success of her boutique when surprising news threatens her newly minted courage.

Can Shelby find the strength to let her ambitions flourish, along with her new passion?

Bedazzled Dreamer is the second touching book in the Inspiration In Cologne women’s fiction series. If you like heartwarming stories, cozy small towns, and festive holiday experiences, then you’ll love Deborah King’s romantic women’s fiction tale.

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Deborah KingAuthor 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 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.

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

She lives in Missouri with her supportive husband, two 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, join her at Facebook – Deborah King The Inside Scoop: Launch Team .

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

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#BookBlitz “The Blind Shot (Par For The Course Book 3)” by J.L. Campbell

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When all else fails, love will find a way.

Kofi Danquah has travelled halfway around the globe for fifteen years, satisfying his need for advancement and adventure. In that time, he has never met another woman as intriguing as Regina Chu. She’s a chameleon—a wild child with issues she hides behind a playful persona.

In Gina’s eyes, Kofi is a mystery—exotic, intense and secretive. His sober nature balances her bubbly personality and unconventional approach to life. Plus, he’s appealing enough to make her forget they’re from separate worlds.

Time spent together changes Kofi and Gina’s platonic relationship into an attraction that burns hot despite their cultural differences and the disapproval of their families. But fairy tales don’t always last and true love needs fertile soil in which to bloom.





Kofi left my side and took a spin around the room. He stopped beside a window that gave a view of the yard. Even in a white tee-shirt and knee-length shorts, he was distracting—despite the state I was in. After several minutes, he faced me. “Come here.”

I dragged myself to where he stood and looked up at him.

He took me by both hands and as he drew me in, his breath wafted across my forehead. Cherished and protected, that’s how I felt in his arms.

“What was that for?” I asked.

“Do I need a reason to hug you?”

I shook my head and tried to lighten the moment. “You’re getting to be as weird as I am.”

He kissed my forehead and then chuckled. “Nope. Since I knew you needed a hug. I supplied it.”

Stepping backward, I met his eyes. “Do you believe what I just told you?”

“Why wouldn’t I? Everything you’ve told me supports what I thought before you said a word about what happened to you.”

“And you still want to be with me?”

“I ask you again. Why wouldn’t I?” He pulled me close, squeezing me to his chest. “Come here, you crazy woman.”

While he hugged me, I mumbled in his shirt. “I just thought that maybe you’d think less of me.”

“Why would I? It wasn’t your fault.” Kofi tipped my chin up, but I wouldn’t look above his lips. “It only makes me love you more.”

My heart stopped for at least a couple of seconds. I was sure of it. Since I wasn’t convinced Kofi’s words weren’t a mistake or him trying to comfort me, I let the moment pass.

“You know the worst part?” I asked, sniffling.

“I can’t know, so I’m asking you to share that with me.”

I ran one finger over the bulging muscles in his arm. “The biggest problem my mother has with you is the color of your skin … as if we aren’t black, too.”

Kofi’s grin was filled with mischief. “I figured that out the minute she laid eyes on me.”


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J.L. Campbell writes contemporary, paranormal, and sweet romance, romantic suspense, women’s fiction, as well as new and young adult novels. Campbell, who features Jamaican culture in her stories, has penned over thirty books. She is a certified editor, who also writes non-fiction. When she’s not writing, Campbell adds to her extensive collection of photos detailing Jamaica’s flora and fauna. Visit her on the web at http://www.joylcampbell.com




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