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Lisa Turner, author of Devil Sent the Rain, on tour September/October 2016

Posted By on September 25, 2016

devil-sent-the-rain-coverAbout Devil Sent the Rain

• Paperback: 352 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (September 27, 2016)

Edgar-nominated and bestselling author Lisa Turner’s hard-boiled Detective Billy Able returns in this dark Southern mystery about the murder of a dazzling Memphis socialite—and the scandals revealed in the wake of her death

The heart can be an assassin. Detective Billy Able knows that from experience.

Fresh from solving Memphis’ most sensational murder case, Homicide Detective Billy Able and his ambitious new partner Frankie Malone are called to a bizarre crime scene on the outskirts of town. A high society attorney has been murdered while dressed in a wedding gown. Billy is shocked to discover he has a very personal connection to the victim. When the attorney’s death exposes illegal practices at her family’s prestigious law firm, the scandal is enough to rock the southern city’s social world.

In a tale of the remnants of Old South aristocracy and entitlement, twisted by greed and vengeance, Billy must confront the secrets of his own past to have any chance at solving the murder of the girl he once knew. But as he seeks the truth, he’s drawn closer to an embittered killer bent on revenge—and eliminating the threat Billy poses.

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Photo by Phillip Parker

About Lisa Turner

Born in Memphis, Lisa Turner travels between her ancestral home in the Deep South and her writing getaway on the wildly beautiful coast of Nova Scotia.

Find out more about Lisa at her website, and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

Tour Stops

Tuesday, September 27th: Stranded in Chaos

Wednesday, September 28th: The many thoughts of a reader

Thursday, September 29th: The Book Diva’s Reads

Friday, September 30th: The Paperback Pilgrim

Monday, October 3rd: M. Denise Costello

Tuesday, October 4th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Wednesday, October 5th: Art Books Coffee

Thursday, October 6th: Kritters Ramblings

Monday, October 10th: A Bookworm’s World

Tuesday, October 11th: Back Porchervations

Wednesday, October 12th: Reading Reality

Thursday, October 13th: A Soccer Mom’s Book Blog

Friday, October 14th: Mockingbird Hill Cottage

Sarah Morgan, author of Miracle on 5th Avenue, on tour November/December 2016

Posted By on September 22, 2016

Miracle on 5th AvenueAbout Miracle on 5th Avenue

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books (November 29, 2016)

It will take a Christmas miracle for two very different souls to find each other in this perfectly festive fairy tale of New York! 

Hopeless romantic Eva Jordan loves everything about Christmas. She might be spending the holidays alone this year, but when she’s given an opportunity to house-sit a spectacular penthouse on Fifth Avenue, she leaps at the chance. What better place to celebrate than in snow-kissed Manhattan? What she didn’t expect was to find the penthouse still occupied by its gorgeous—and mysterious—owner.

Bestselling crime writer Lucas Blade is having the nightmare before Christmas. With a deadline and the anniversary of his wife’s death looming, he’s isolated himself in his penthouse with only his grief for company. He wants no interruptions, no decorations and he certainly doesn’t appreciate being distracted by his beautiful, bubbly new housekeeper. But when the blizzard of the century leaves Eva snowbound in his apartment, Lucas starts to open up to the magic she brings…This Christmas, is Lucas finally ready to trust that happily-ever-afters do exist?

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61bkx-omghl-_ux250_About Sarah Morgan

USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes lively, sexy contemporary stories for Harlequin.

Romantic Times has described her as ‘a magician with words’ and nominated her books for their Reviewer’s Choice Awards and their ‘Top Pick’ slot. In 2012 Sarah received the prestigious RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America. She lives near London with her family.

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Helen Maryles Shankman, author of THEY WERE LIKE FAMILY TO ME, on tour September/October

Posted By on September 19, 2016

They Were Like Family to MeAbout They Were Like Family to Me: Stories

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner; Reprint edition (October 4, 2016)

“An absolutely dazzling triumph…A singularly inventive collection” (Jewish Book Council) of linked stories set in a German-occupied town in Poland during World War II, where tales of myth and folklore meet the real-like monsters of the Nazi invasion.

1942. With the Nazi Party at the height of its monstrous power, Hitler’s SS fires up the new crematorium at Auschwitz and the occupying army empties Poland’s towns and cities of their Jewish citizens. As neighbor turns on neighbor and survival depends on unthinkable choices, Poland has become a moral quagmire, a place of shifting truths and blinding ambiguities.

“Filled with rich attention to the details of flora and fauna and insightful descriptions of the nuances of rural and small-town life” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). Helen Maryles Shankman shows us the people of Wlodawa, a remote Polish town at a crossroads: we meet an SS officer dedicated to rescuing the creator of his son’s favorite picture book; a Messiah who announces that he is quitting; a Jewish girl who is hidden by an outspoken anti-Semite—and his talking dog. And walking among these tales are the enigmatic Willy Reinhart, Commandant of the forced labor camp who has grand schemes to protect “his” Jews, and Soroka, the Jewish saddlemaker and his family, struggling to survive.

“Moving and unsettling…Like Joyce’s Dubliners, this book circles the same streets and encounters the same people as it depicts the horrors of Germany’s invasion of Poland through the microcosm of one village….A deeply humane demonstration of wringing art from catastrophe” (Kirkus Reviews), They Were Like Family to Me (originally called In the Land of Armadillos) is a testament to the persistence of humanity in the most inhuman conditions.

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helen_maryles_shankman_hi-resAbout Helen Maryles Shankman

Helen Maryles Shankman’s stories have been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes. She was a finalist in Narrative Magazine’s Story Contest and earned an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers competition. Her stories have appeared in The Kenyon ReviewGargoyleCream City Review2 Bridges ReviewGrift, Jewishfiction.net, and other publications. She is the author of the critically acclaimed novel The Color of Light and the story collection They Were Like Family to Me. She lives in New Jersey, with her husband and four children.

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“BOOK BLAST” for They Were Like Family to Me:

Monday, September 26th: Peeking Between the Pages

Tuesday, September 27th: Broken Teepee

Tuesday, September 27th: Read Love Blog

Wednesday, September 28th: Mom in Love with Fiction

Thursday, September 29th: Thoughts on This ‘n That

Friday, September 30th: Bibliotica

Friday, September 30th: Palmer’s Page Turners

Monday, October 3rd: From the TBR Pile

Monday, October 3rd: Bewitched Bookworms

Tuesday, October 4th: Books and Bindings

Tuesday, October 4th: 100 Pages a Day

Tuesday, October 4th: The Whimsical Cottage

Tuesday, October 4th: Just One More Chapter

Tuesday, October 4th: Stranded in Chaos

Wednesday, October 5th: Reading is My Superpower

Wednesday, October 5th: Book Reviews and More by Kathy

Thursday, October 6th: WV Stitcher

Thursday, October 6th: Helen’s Book Blog

Thursday, October 6th: Books a la Mode

Friday, October 7th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Friday, October 7th: Travelling Birdy

Sunday, October 23rd: Writer Unboxed – author guest post

Date TBD: BookBub Blog – author guest post

Date TBD: Ms. Nose in a Book


TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS for September 19th – 23rd

Posted By on September 18, 2016

Last Chance Rebel by Maisey Yates

Last Chance RebelMonday, September 19th: Books a la Mode – guest post

Monday, September 19th: Romancing the Readers

Tuesday, September 20th: A Holland Reads

Wednesday, September 21st: Books and Bindings

Thursday, September 22nd: Mom in Love with Fiction

Friday, September 23rd Dog Eared Daydreams


Sunset in Central Park by Sarah Morgan

Sunset in Central ParkMonday, September 19th: In Bed with Books

Tuesday, September 20th: Becky on Books

Tuesday, September 20th: Books and Spoons

Wednesday, September 21st: Stranded in Chaos

Thursday, September 22nd: Books a la Mode

Friday, September 23rd: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews


Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

commonwealth-coverMonday, September 19th: A Bookish Way of Life

Tuesday, September 20th: Books on the Table

Wednesday, September 21st: A Chick Who Reads

Thursday, September 22nd: Luxury Reading

Thursday, September 22nd: Tina Says…


The Goodbye Year by Kaira Rouda

The Goodbye YearMonday, September 19th: Kritter’s Ramblings

Tuesday, September 20th: 5 Minutes for Books

Wednesday, September 21st: Lavish Bookshelf

Thursday, September 22nd: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

Friday, September 23rd: Patricia’s Wisdom


Good Christian Sex by Bromleigh McCleneghan

Good Christian Sex coverMonday, September 19th: Sarah Over the Moon

Tuesday, September 20th: Grace Community Boston

Wednesday, September 21st: A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall

Thursday, September 22nd: Jerseygirl, JESUS

Friday, September 23rd: Rev. H-D’s Random Ramblings, Really!


Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson

Be Frank With Me PB coverMonday, September 19th: I Brought a Book

Tuesday, September 20th: Thoughts On This ‘n That

Wednesday, September 21st: Back Porchervations

Thursday, September 22nd: A Soccer Mom’s Book Blog

Friday, September 23rd: A Chick Who Reads


Do Your Om Thing by Rebecca Pacheco

Do Your Om Thing coverMonday, September 19th: Tina Says…

Tuesday, September 20th: Ms.Bookish.com

Wednesday, September 21st: Rebecca Radish

Thursday, September 22nd: Art Books Coffee

Friday, September 23rd: Cait’s Cozy Corner


Closed Casket by Agatha Christie

Closed Casket coverMonday, September 19th: Reading Reality

Tuesday, September 20th: Bibliotica

Wednesday, September 21st: 5 Minutes For Books

Thursday, September 22nd: In Bed with Books


The Perfect Girl by Gilly MacMillan

The Perfect Girl coverMonday, September 19th: she treads softly

Tuesday, September 20th: A Bookworm’s World

Wednesday, September 21st: Comfy Reading

Thursday, September 22nd: Book Hooked Blog


Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures coverMonday, September 19th: 100 Pages a Day…Stephanie’s Book Reviews

Tuesday, September 20th: In the Garden of Eva

Thursday, September 22nd: View from the Birdhouse

Friday, September 23rd: From L.A. to LA


Finding Libbie by Deanna Lynn Sletten

Finding Libbie -22781-CV-FT-v4 (2)Monday, September 19th: Ms. Nose in a Book

Monday, September 19th: From the TBR Pile

Wednesday, September 21st: Mama Vicky Says



The Well Tempered City by Jonathan F. P. Rose

The Well-Tempered City coverMonday, September 19th: Antiplanner

Tuesday, September 20th: Wining Wife

Wednesday, September 21st: Andrew Alexander Price



Who’s that Girl? by Mhairi McFarlane

Who's That Girl coverMonday, September 19th: The Book Diva’s Reads

Tuesday, September 20th: Dreaming Big 

Thursday, September 22nd: Helen’s Book Blog



Life After Coffee by Virginia Franken

Life After Coffee CoverMonday, September 19th: Books and Bindings

Tuesday, September 20th: Wall to Wall Books

Thursday, September 22nd: Back Porchervations



The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

The Things We Wish Were TrueMonday, September 19th: Bibliotica

Wednesday, September 21st: Palmer’s Page Turners

Thursday, September 22nd: Just Commonly



Autumn in Oxford by Alex Rosenberg

Autumn in OxfordMonday, September 19th: Building Bookshelves

Wednesday, September 21st: Run Wright

Thursday, September 22nd: FictionZeal



Beulah’s House of Prayer by Cynthia A. Graham

beulah's house of prayerMonday, September 19th: FictionZeal

Wednesday, September 21st: Write Read Life




The Whiskey Sea by Ann Howard Creel

The Whiskey SeaMonday, September 19th: Reading the Past

Thursday, September 22nd: The Warlock’s Gray Book




Natchez Burning by Greg Iles

Natchez BurningMonday, September 19th: Bewitched Bookworms

Thursday, September 22nd: Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile




Carry On by Lisa Fenn

Carry On coverMonday, September 19th: Reading is My Super Power





The Girl Who Fought Napoleon by Linda Lafferty

The Girl Who Fought NapoleonTuesday, September 20th: Broken Teepee

Wednesday, September 21st: BookNAround

Thursday, September 22nd: Books Without Any Pictures

Friday, September 23rd: Books N Tea


The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter

the-kept-womanTuesday, September 20th: Kahakai Kitchen

Wednesday, September 21st: The Book Bag

Thursday, September 22nd: Buried Under Books

Friday, September 23rd: Books and Bindings


The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

the-bookshop-on-the-corner-coverTuesday, September 20th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Wednesday, September 21st: I Wish I Lived in a Library

Thursday, September 22nd: Lesa’s Book Critiques

Friday, September 23rd: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers


The Bone Tree by Greg Iles

The Bone Tree PB coverTuesday, September 20th: she treads softly

Wednesday, September 21st: Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile

Thursday, September 22nd: Peeking Between the Pages

Friday, September 23rd: Art @ Home


The Yard by Aliyyah Eniath

The Yard coverTuesday, September 20th: The Book Chick

Wednesday, September 21st: Lit and Life




The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell

The Girls in the GardenTuesday, September 20th: Why Girls Are Weird

Thursday, September 22nd: Book Chatter




Elizabeth Lesser, author of Marrow, on tour September/October 2016

Posted By on September 18, 2016

Marrow coverAbout Marrow

• Hardcover: 320 pages
• Publisher: Harper Wave (September 20, 2016)

The author of the New York Times bestseller Broken Open returns with a visceral and profound memoir of two sisters who, in the face of a bone marrow transplant—one the donor and one the recipient—begin a quest for acceptance, authenticity, and most of all, love.

A mesmerizing and courageous memoir: the story of two sisters uncovering the depth of their love through the life-and-death experience of a bone marrow transplant. Throughout her life, Elizabeth Lesser has sought understanding about what it means to be true to oneself and, at the same time, truly connected to the ones we love. But when her sister Maggie needs a bone marrow transplant to save her life, and Lesser learns that she is the perfect match, she faces a far more immediate and complex question about what it really means to love—honestly, generously, and authentically.

Hoping to give Maggie the best chance possible for a successful transplant, the sisters dig deep into the marrow of their relationship to clear a path to unconditional acceptance. They leave the bone marrow transplant up to the doctors, but take on what Lesser calls a “soul marrow transplant,” examining their family history, having difficult conversations, examining old assumptions, and offering forgiveness until all that is left is love for each other’s true selves. Their process—before, during, and after the transplant—encourages them to take risks of authenticity in other aspects their lives.

But life does not follow the storylines we plan for it. Maggie’s body is ultimately too weak to fight the relentless illness. As she and Lesser prepare for the inevitable, they grow ever closer as their shared blood cells become a symbol of the enduring bond they share. Told with suspense and humor, Marrow is joyous and heartbreaking, incandescent and profound. The story reveals how even our most difficult experiences can offer unexpected spiritual growth. Reflecting on the multifaceted nature of love—love of other, love of self, love of the world—Marrow is an unflinching and beautiful memoir about getting to the very center of ourselves.

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elizabeth-lesser-apAbout Elizabeth Lesser

ELIZABETH LESSER is the author of The Seeker’s Guide and the New York Times bestseller Broken Open. She is the cofounder of Omega Institute, recognized internationally for its workshops and conferences that focus on holistic health, psychology, spirituality, creativity, and social change. Prior to her work at Omega, she was a midwife and childbirth educator. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her family.

Find out more about Elizabeth at her website, and connect with her on Facebook.

Tour Stops

Tuesday, September 20th: BookNAround

Wednesday, September 21st: Ms. Nose in a Book

Friday, September 23rd: As I turn the pages

Monday, September 26th: Kritters Ramblings

Tuesday, September 27th: Show This Book Some Love

Wednesday, September 28th: Back Porchervations

Friday, September 30th: Emerald City Book Review

Monday, October 3rd: A Musing Reviews

Tuesday, October 4th: Books on the Table

Wednesday, October 5th: Rebecca Radish

Thursday, October 6th: From the TBR Pile

Monday, October 10th: Bookish Realm Reviews

Thursday, October 13th: Mom in Love With Fiction

Friday, October 14th: Thoughts On This ‘n That

TBD: Literary Quicksand