Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Flight Log by Susan Humphrey


Join us for this tour from Mar 6 to Mar 24, 2023!


Book Details:

Book Title:  Flight Log: The Novel Adventures of a Stewardess Wannabe Who Becomes a Flight Attendant by Susan Humphrey
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  338 pages
Genre:  Women's Fiction, Chick Lit, Memoir(ish), Coming-of-age
Publisher:  Majuscule Press
Release date:   August, 2022
Format available for review:  print (US), ebook (EPUB, PDF), audiobook (audible download)
Tour dates: Mar 6 to Mar 24, 2023
Content Rating:  PG. A few romantic encounters but light on the details. Reference to tobacco use.
Book Description:

“It was 1978. People didn’t have home computers, video players, or answering machines. We rented our telephones from local phone companies and hand-wrote letters. The terms ‘politically correct’ and ‘African-American’ had not been coined. ‘Eating disorders’ and ‘alternate lifestyles’ were not yet common household phrases. Only strippers wore thongs, which made perfect sense to me, as they only caused one to gyrate their hynie in a desperate attempt to dislodge the bothersome wedgie.”

So writes Sherri Van Ness, an unassuming girl from the burbs of Kansas who’s about to embark on the adventure of her life when she signs up to become a stewardess. But it’s much more turbulent than this doughy-eyed 19-year-old ever imagined as she tries to navigate past grouchy passengers, fly-by-night relationships and the unforgiving, relentless, humiliating, monthly weigh-ins. Some dreams come true. Others require a vomit bag.

That’s not to say Sherri doesn’t enjoy herself. Au contraire! There are friends to be made and men to be made and the maid who made up her room in New York is so nice!

Yes, the work is difficult at times and the money isn’t always good, but there are perks: free flights and an endless supply of tiny vodka bottles and salted peanuts (peanut allergies hadn’t been invented yet.)

Like Dorothy Gale sans Toto, Sherri leaves Kansas and finds herself amidst a cast of characters as strange to her as the Scarecrow and the Munchkins were to Dorothy. Her whirlwind journey takes her from innocent, insecure stewardess to mature and confident flight attendant. Or does she?

​Book your flight now with this very enjoyable read, put your seat back in the upright position, and enjoy the ride!
The year is 1978 and things have changed so much in the last 45 years, as we will see in this new book. I found Flight Log to be a very interesting book. It was a fun and exciting journey to the 1970's. There are many laugh out loud moments that will keep the story interesting enough that you want to keep read, you need to see what is going to happen. 
Author Susan Humphrey doesn't leave a lot out of the happenings back in the day and life as a stewardess. The characters told this story so well and their character development was spot on throughout the story. If you are in the market for a good, clean story about the 1970's, this is one I know you will enjoy. Check this one out. I just know you will love it.
A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. 
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Author Susan Humphrey
Meet the Author:

Susan Jo Humphrey, the daughter of a diplomat, was born in Izmir, Turkey where she lived for three years. She also lived in Korea and Thailand, before returning home to the US with her family as a teenager. She has traveled all over the United States, and has called several parts of this country ‘home.’ Her many airplane rides as a child convinced her she must one day become a stewardess. Suz was a flight attendant for thirteen of her twenty-five years with UAL. She began penning FlightLog with the help of the Naperville Writer’s Group, outside of Chicago. There, she published in their annual pamphlet, had a humor piece printed in an online magazine, and contributed many articles to local newspapers. At the time of publication, she is busy working on FlightLog II.

Away from the keyboard, Suz loves yoga, reading, cooking, listening to music and playing her guitar. She still enjoys mapping out travel to faraway places she’s never seen, as well as planning return trips to her favorite spots.

She currently lives in Southern California and has two grown children. Today, she’s in healthcare, where she’s worked since 2014. Suz was the ‘baby’ of her flight attendant classes – and the ‘senior’ student in her nursing classes. She’s eager to write that story as well: a novice baby-boomer RN begins her dream career as a travel nurse – just as a pandemic breaks out!

connect with the author: website 

Tour Schedule:
Mar 6 - Authors on iTours: Let's Talk Books! – audiobook review
Mar 6 – StoreyBook Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Mar 7 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book spotight / guest post / giveaway
Mar 8 – Bound 4 Escape – audiobook review / giveaway
Mar 8 - 
Books for Books - book spotlight
Mar 9 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 9 - Leanne Bookstagram  book review
Mar 10  Liese's Blog – book spotlight
Mar 10 - Stephanie Jane  book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Mar 11 
Splashes of Joy - book review / giveaway
Mar 13  Jazzy Book Reviews book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 13 – Rockin' Book Reviews – audiobook review / giveaway
Mar 14 – @amandainpa – book review / giveaway
Mar 14 
Books are a Blessing - book review / giveaway
Mar 14 - The Adventures of a Traveler's Wife – book review / giveaway
Mar 15 –Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Mar 15 - 
Amy’s Booket List - audiobook review  giveaway
Mar 16 – Book Queen Bee – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 16 - The Obsessed Reader – book review / giveaway
Mar 17 – Novels Alive – audiobook review / giveaway
Mar 17 - Welcome To MLM Opinions Reviews – book review
Mar 20 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Mar 20 - 
I'm Into Books - book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 21 - Gina Rae Mitchell - audiobook review / guest post  giveaway

Mar 21 – Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway
Mar 21 – fundinmental  - book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 22 – Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Mar 22 - Celticlady's Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 22 - Sue’s Musings – book review / giveaway
Mar 22 - Books and Games – book review / author interview / giveaway
Mar 23 – Paws.Read.Repeat – audiobook review / giveaway
Mar 24 – Inspired J Reads – book review / giveaway

Monday, March 6, 2023

Fool Her Once (A Novel) by Joanna Elm


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Feb 20 to March 20, 2023!

Book Details:

Book Title: 

Fool Her Once (A Novel) by Joanna Elm
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 +), 416 pages 
Genre:  Thriller
Publisher:  CamCat Books
Release date:   Feb, 2023
Format available for review:  print-softback (USA), ebook (EPUB, PDF, Book Funnel download), and audiobook (Book Funnel download)
Will send print books out:  USA 
Tour dates: Feb 20 to March 20, 2023

Content Rating:  PG-13 + M. There's adultery, language, some sexual content, and violent crime, but no explicit descriptions of the crimes.

My Rating Five Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Book Description:

Some killers are born. Others are made.

​As a rookie tabloid reporter, Jenna Sinclair made a tragic mistake when she outed Denny Dennison, the illegitimate son of an executed serial killer. So she hid behind her marriage and motherhood. Now, decades later, betrayed by her husband and resented by her teenage daughter, Jenna decides to resurrect her career—and returns to the city she loves.

When her former lover is brutally assaulted outside Jenna’s NYC apartment building, Jenna suspects that Denny has inherited his father’s psychopath gene and is out for revenge. She knows she must track him down before he can harm his next target, her daughter.

Meanwhile, her estranged husband, Zack, fears that her investigative reporting skills will unearth his own devastating secret he’d kept buried in the past.

From New York City to the remote North Fork of Long Island and the murky waters surrounding it, Jenna rushes to uncover the terrible truth about a psychopath and realizes her own investigation may save or destroy her family.


When I saw the cover of this book I knew I  had to read it. As a rookie tabloid reporter, Jenna thinks she made a huge mistake when she outed the illegitimate son of an executed serial killer. That's enough for a horrific story in itself. When things started happening around her. Sick, scary things, Jenna has to do something about it. She had to track down this guy and stop him before her daughter is his target. 
Wow what a journey this was. This book has all of the good stuff you want to read in a good thriller. Fool Her Once is full of thrills and chills, and it's share of twists and turns to keep you hanging on to the edge of your seat. I love this cast of colorful characters that gives this story plenty of sparkle and intrigues. If you love a suspenseful thrill when you are reading look no farther, we have your book. I can't wait to read what's from this author. Go out and grab this one.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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Author Joanna Elm

Meet the Author:

​Joanna Elm is an author, journalist, blogger, and attorney. Before the publication of her first two suspense novels (Scandal, Tor/Forge 1996); (Delusion, Tor/Forge/1997), she was an investigative journalist on the London Evening News on Fleet Street in the U.K. She also wrote for British magazines like Woman’s Own.

Then, she moved to New York where she worked as a writer/producer for television news and tabloid TV programs like "A Current Affair." She was also the researcher/writer for WNEW-TV’s Emmy-award-winning documentary "Irish Eyes." In 1980, she joined the Star as a reporter, eventually becoming the magazine’s news editor and managing editor before moving to Philadelphia as editor of the news/features section of TV Guide.

After completing her first two novels while living in South Florida, (Nelson DeMille described Scandal as “fresh, original and unpredictable”) Joanna returned to New York, enrolled in law school, graduated summa cum laude, passed the NY Bar exam, and worked as a principal law clerk for an appellate division justice in the prestigious First Department. She has been married to her husband Joe for 35 years and has one son.

connect with the author: website ~ instagram twitter ~ bookbub ~ goodreads

Tour Schedule:

​Feb 20 –Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 20 -Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Feb 21– Diane’s Book Journal – book review
Feb 22 –JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 22 -Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Feb 23 –Leanne Bookstagram – book review
Feb 24 – Liese's Blog – book spotlight
Feb 27 – Mostly Mystery Reviews – book spotlight
Feb 28 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway

Mar 1 – Sandra's Book Club – book review
Mar 3 – My Reading Getaway – book review / giveaway
Mar 3 –Books for Books - book spotlight 
Mar 6 – Books are a Blessing – book review / giveaway
Mar 7 – The Obsessed Reader – book review / giveaway
Mar 7 - Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 8 – @shangread_la – book review / giveaway
Mar 8 - @bookqueenbee – audiobook review
Mar 9 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / giveaway
Mar 9 - Amy's Booket List - audiobook review / giveaway
Mar 10  Leels Loves Books - book review / giveaway
Mar 13 –Gina Rae Mitchell - book review / giveaway
Mar 14 –Authors on iTours: Let's Talk Books – audiobook review
Mar 14 - The Adventures of a Traveler's Wife – book review / giveaway
Mar 15 – Bound 4 Escape - audiobook review / giveaway
Mar 15 - Mystery Review Crew – book review / giveaway
Mar 15 - FUONLYKNEW - book review / giveaway
Mar 16 – Books and Games – audiobook review
Mar 17 – Just Another Reader – book review / giveaway
Mar 17 - fundinmental - book review / giveaway
Mar 20–Adventurous Jessy–book review / giveaway
Mar 20 - Celticlady's Reviews – book review / giveaway
Mar 20 - Welcome To MLM Opinion’s Reviews – book review
Mar 20 – Bigreadersite–book review

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Friday, February 17, 2023

Standing Strong by Tina Brandua


Join Us For This Tour From Feb 6 to Feb 24, 2023
Book Details:
Book Title:  Standing Strong: The Real Life Story of Overcoming Adversity and Becoming Unstoppable in Life and Business by Tina Brandau
CategoryAdult Non-Fiction (18+), 154 pages
GenreMemoir / Self-Help / Inspirational
Publisher: Red Sky Publishing
Publication Date: May 3, 2022
Formats available for review: print-softback (USA only), ebook (EPUB, PDF)

Tour dates: Feb 6 to Feb 24
Content Rating: G: no bad language no sex etc
Book Description:

Is it possible to stand strong regardless of what life throws at you?

Standing Strong is a vulnerable, candid, and dramatic look into a forty-year-old woman’s journey when she found herself in the midst of a long healing process after a sudden and unimaginable accident. The doctors said she would never again function beyond that of a young child. Tina shares the story, the steps she took, and the life lessons she learned, including the unique view of the world she experienced along the way. No one gets out of this life unscathed, everyone faces stresses, challenges, setbacks, and adversity. Can you stand strong regardless of what life throws at you? Yes! Let Tina Brandau share with you the system, principles, and practices she used to help you see that anything is possible.

​Become unstoppable . . . and stand strong!


Standing Strong is a wonderful book for anyone who has gone through any difficulties, and in the case of Miss Tina, she really had so much to overcome. But instead of feeling sorry for herself, she shows her strength in overcoming every adversity she had to face and survived.

I am thankful for this book because even though my issues are not as severe as this author, I can still draw strength from her words that help me get through the tough times. If you are going through some difficult things in your life. This is the book for you. 

I received this book from the author through IReadBookTours. The opinions here are mine alone from reading this book. No one else offered any other opinions, just me!


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Author Tina Brandau
Meet the Author:

Tina Brandau is the premier life, leadership, and business “Success Coach.” She is an author, international speaker, coach, and founder of Success Coaching Solutions as well as a business executive of thirty years, wife, mom, lifelong learner, and serial entrepreneur. She believes the biggest challenge in life is to become all that you have the possibility of becoming.

For Free Tools visit www.livestandingstrong.com

connect with the author: website ~ goodreads

Thursday, December 8, 2022

In the Daze of My Youth by Joshua Kraushar


Join us for this tour from Dec 6 to Dec 19, 2022!

Book Details:

​Book Title:  In the Daze of My Youth: A Memoir by Joshua Kraushar
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+),  160 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:  December  2022
Tour dates: December, 2022
Content Rating:  PG-13 + M: Parts of the book talk about illegal drug use 
Book Description:

Hello! I’m Josh―and with the exception of friends, family, former colleagues, and students, you don’t know me from Adam. This autobiography is a down-to-earth, intimate memoir of my life, spanning the bulk of the 1950s through 1970s. Since I’m almost seventy now, my life today has zero resemblance to that of the person I’ve written about. The drugs I partake in today, like Lipitor and Flomax, don’t seem to be as much fun as acid and mescaline were many decades ago. Nonetheless, my memories of youth are vivid and amusing. Many of the vignettes that I have incorporated into the book are true-to-life anecdotes that I have related over the years at dinner parties to amuse my friends. Having taught high school for thirty-five years following the events of this book, I intentionally neglected to relate any of the stories to my students knowing full well that I would be fired on the spot. Since I am now very happily retired, I have absolutely no fear of retribution from irate parents or Board of Education members. In the Daze of My Youth traces my life from good Jewish boy to New York City checker cab driver to degenerate druggie to world traveler. Even though I’m a happily married dad with grown children who are infinitely more responsible than I’ll ever be, I sometimes still feel like the wild man I was many years ago . . .
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Author Joshua Kraushar
Meet the Author:

​Joshua Kraushar is a former history teacher, cab driver, and New York City tour guide. He received numerous awards during his 35-year career in education, including New Jersey Humanities Teacher of the Year. He was inspired to tell the story of his formative years by friends who generally found his anecdotes related to taxi driving and world travel to be compelling and particularly funny. He also wishes to give anyone who was born during the last forty years a good sense of what it was like to grow up in the ’60s and ’70s and to freak out his former students who assumed he was reasonably sane. Joshua and his wife Terri currently live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with their incredibly hairy golden retriever, Khaleesi, and are the parents of two sons, Jeremy and Zack. 

Tour Schedule:
Dec 6 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight
Dec 7 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight
Dec 7 - Splashes of Joy – book spotlight
Dec 8 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight
Dec 8 - Books are a Blessing – book spotlight
Dec 9 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book spotlight
Dec 9 – fundinmental – book spotlight
Dec 13 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight
Dec 14 – Literary Flits – book spotlight
Dec 15 – The Obsessed Reader – book spotlight
Dec 19 – Bootsie’s Book Nook – book spotlight 

Monday, December 5, 2022

A Dress the Color of the Moon by Jennifer Irwin


Join us for this tour from Nov 21 to Dec 16, 2022!

Book Details:

​Book Title:  A Dress the Color of the Moon by Jennifer Irwin
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  360 pages
Genre: Women's Fiction 
Publisher:  Glass Spider Publishing
Release date:  October 30, 2021
Formats Available for Review: print-softback (USA), ebook (PDF)
Tour dates: Nov 21 to Dec 16, 2022
Content Rating:  PG-13 +M: Though this book deals with sexual addiction, it does not contained explicit sex scenes and the language is tame. The book's focus is on the protagonist's path toward recovery from an addiction.
Book Description:

Prudence Aldrich is a sex addict. Five weeks ago, she checked into the Serenity Hills rehab center to prevent that addiction from ruining every important relationship in her life. Now Prue must face the trail of destruction she left behind, including mending the broken bond with her teenage son, finalizing the divorce from her husband, Nick, and using a newly learned set of skills to ward off her insatiable cravings for male attention-a compulsion that puts her friendship with lifelong pal Lily to the test.

​Adding ever further complications to the hurdles in her path is the arrival into town of Alistair Prescott, her in-rehab romantic obsession, and the one person in the world most capable of throwing Prue off her recovery. Meanwhile, Serenity Hills counselor Mike Sullivan is undergoing a crisis of his own-one that will drive him to the rediscovery of a lifelong passion . . . and causing him to cross paths again with Prue, his former patient.

A Dress the Color of the Moon tracks the rocky and sometimes disastrous path to recovery-a recovery that will require Prudence and her friends to face down the demons of their pasts while learning to accept the fearful uncertainty that comes with living life on your own two feet.


The cover of this book threw me off a bit, I was completely surprised to find out this book is about addiction. The main character, Prudence Aldrich in this book is addicted to sex. She did go for help, because she wanted help to overcome her addiction, so she checks herself in to the Serenity Hills rehab center to keep her addiction from ruining who she had left in her life. But when she was allowed home, things were tough, so many things pushed her to have those feelings again. Jennifer Irwin does a great job telling the raw emotions from an addict trying to make her way in the world and better herself. It wasn't easy and it wasn't easy to read. 

There are other issues dealt with in this book because the main point of this story is addiction, and how to pick yourself up and go for help, and use that help to better yourself from your addiction. If you, or someone you know is suffering with any kind of addiction, this would be a great read for you. I encourage you to check out this book. 

I received a copy of this book from the author and iReadBook Tours to review. I was in no way influenced to write a positive review. Every word in this review is my opinion only. 

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Meet the Author:

Jennifer Irwin’s debut novel, A Dress the Color of the Sky, was published in 2017 and has received rave reviews, won seven book awards, and was optioned for a feature film. Jennifer’s short stories have appeared in numerous literary publications including California’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction. Jennifer is represented by Prentis Literary and currently resides in Los Angeles.

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Run with the Hare, Hunt with the Hound by Paul M. Duffy

 Join Us for This Book Tour from Dec 5 to Dec 16, 2022

Book Details:

Book TitleRun with the Hare, Hunt with the Hound by Paul M. Duffy
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 +), 342 pages
Genre:  Medieval Historical Fiction
Publisher:  Cennan Books of Cynren Press
Release date:   October 2022 
Formats Available for Reviewprint-softback (USA only), and ebook (MOBI for KINDLE, EPUB, PDF).
Tour dates: Dec 5 to Dec 16, 2022
Content Rating:  R. The book does involve medieval warfare in a fair amount. There is limited profanity and some quick sex scenes that mention the penis, etc. There is also some mention of vaginas. These are not like hard-core sex scenes, but body parts are mentioned (e.g., a woman disguised as a man is hanged and the onlookers realize the person has a "cunny" -- and are shocked that she is not the male they thought she was).
Book Description:

On a remote Gaelic farmstead in medieval Ireland, word reaches Alberic of conquering Norman knights arriving from England. Oppressed by the social order that enslaved his Norman father, he yearns for the reckoning he believes the invaders will bring—but his world is about to burn. Captured by the Norman knight Hugo de Lacy and installed at Dublin Castle as a translator, Alberic’s confused loyalties are tested at every turn. When de Lacy marches inland, Alberic is set on a collision course with his former masters amidst rumours of a great Gaelic army rising in the west. Can Alberic navigate safely through revenge, lust and betrayal to find his place amidst the birth of a kingdom in a land of war?

Meet the Author:

Paul Duffy, author of Run with the Hare, Hunt with the Hound (2022), is one of Ireland’s leading field archaeologists and has directed numerous landmark excavations in Dublin as well as leading projects in Australia, France and the United Kingdom. He has published and lectured widely on this work, and his books include From Carrickfergus to Carcassonne—the Epic Deeds of Hugh de Lacy during the Cathar Crusade (2018) and Ireland and the Crusades (2021). He has given many talks and interviews on national and international television and radio (RTÉ, BBC, NPR, EuroNews). Paul has also published several works of short fiction (Irish Times, Causeway/Cathsair, Outburst, Birbeck Writer’s Hub) and in 2015 won the Over the Edge New Writer of the Year Award. He has been shortlisted for numerous Irish and international writing prizes and was awarded a writing bursary in 2017–2018 by Words Ireland.

connect with the author: website ~ website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ bookbub ~ goodreads

Tour Schedule:

Dec 5 – Books are a Blessing – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 6 – Stephanie Jane – book review / giveaway
Dec 7 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 8 - Rockin Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Dec 8 - Jazzy Book Reviews - book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 9  - fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 12 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Dec 13 – My WorldReads – book review / giveaway
Dec 14 – 30-something Travel – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Dec 15 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Dec 16 – Celticlady's Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
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Flight Log by Susan Humphrey

  Join us for this tour from Mar 6 to Mar 24, 2023!     Book Details: Book Title :   Flight Log: The Novel Adventures of a Stewardess Wannab...