Inside the Book:

 Title: The Vicar's Frozen Heart 
Author: Karyn Gerrard 
Release Date: March 1, 2016 
Publisher: Lyrical Press 
Genre: Historical Romance 
Format: Ebook

His heart begins to heal…

He gave her shelter from the storm, nursed her back to health, just as any good man might do for a damsel in distress. But Tremain Colson is more than just a small town vicar performing a gallant duty. He’s an ex-soldier whose spirit has been ravaged by war, a nobleman hiding his aristocratic heritage. Yet despite his secrets, he cannot help but feel drawn to the fallen beauty and soon asks her to stay and care for the orphan in his charge…

And hers is lost…

Disgrace sent Eliza Winston out into the world, a governess in ruin. But once she finds herself in Tremain’s home—and in his bed—she realizes her handsome rescuer is the one in need of healing. No sooner does Eliza thaw the vicar’s heart than she realizes her own is in danger. For Tremain is not only the man she dreams of marrying, but a blueblood whose noble birth makes him an impossible match….

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Meet the Author:

Karyn Gerrard lives in a small town in the western corner of Ontario, Canada. She whiles away her spare time writing and reading romance while drinking copious amounts of Earl Grey tea. A multi-published author with a few bestsellers under her belt, Karyn loves to write historical and contemporary romances. As long as she can avoid being hit by a runaway moose in her wilderness paradise she assumes everything is golden. She has been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement keeps her moving forward. 

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Inside the Book:

Title: Lions in the Garden 
Author: Chelsea Luna 
Release Date: March 1, 2016 
Publisher: Lyrical Press 
Genre: YA Historical 
Format: Ebook

Prague, 1610

Ludmila Novakova--Mila--has barely set foot outside Prague Castle in her seventeen years. But with the choice between braving the bandits and wolves of Bohemia's uneasy roads or being married off to a disgusting old baron, she's taken what she can carry and fled.

Escape won't be easy. Even Mila has heard the rumors of a rebellion coming against the court. The peasants are hungry. The king hasn't been seen in months. Mila's father, the High Chancellor, is well known and well hated.

But Mila can't sit behind a stone wall and let fear force her into a life of silk gowns and certain misery. Her mother's death has taught her that much. She has one ally: Marc, the son of the blacksmith. A commoner, a Protestant--and perhaps a traitor, too. But the farther she gets from the castle, the more lies she uncovers, unraveling everything she thought she knew. And the harder it is to tell friend from enemy--and wrong from right . . .

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Meet the Author:

Chelsea Luna is the author of over eight novels and counting, including two bestselling young adult series — the New England Witch Chronicles Series (4 books) and Love & the Zombie Apocalypse Trilogy.  Chelsea received a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School in New York, New York in 2007, and a B.A. in Sociology, with a concentration in Criminal Justice, from the University of Tennessee in 2004.

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Inside the Book:

 Title: Her One True Love 
Author: Rachel Brimble 
Release Date: March 15, 2016 
Publisher: Lyrical Press 
Genre: Historical Romance 
Format: Ebook
She Can't Forget Him…

Jane Charlotte Danes has loved the squire of her idyllic country town for as long as she can remember. He is good, kind, and alluring beyond words… and he chose to marry another. Tired of dwelling on her futile longings, Jane plans a move to Bath, where she dreams of a new beginning. But the man who has so imprisoned her heart is only a few steps behind… 

He Can't Let Her Go…

Until now, Matthew Cleaves has endeavored to meet the responsibilities of his position with dignity and good spirits--including his dutiful marriage. But when his wife leaves him for another man, Matthew is at last free to pursue his one true love. Only one vital question remains: will the captivating, stubborn, beautiful Jane allow him the challenge, and the pleasure, of winning her back?..

 "An entertaining read." --Library Journal on The Temptation of Laura
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Meet the Author:

Rachel Brimble lives with her husband and two young daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK. Since 2007, she’s had several books published with small presses as well as securing her first contract with Harlequin Superromance in May 2012, and a two book Victorian romance contract with eKensington in August. Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America.When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England. And in the evening? Well, a well-deserved glass of wine is never, ever refused…
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Tour Schedule

Tuesday, March 15 - Books featured at Harmonious Publicity
Wednesday, March 16 - The Vicar's Frozen Heart and Her One True Love reviewed at Laura's Interests
Thursday, March 17 - Books featured at The Review From Here
Monday, March 21 - Books featured at Literal Exposure
Tuesday, March 22 - Books featured at The Writer's Life
Wednesday, March 23 - Books featured at Write and Take Flight
Friday, March 25 - Books featured at Deal Sharing Aunt
Monday, March 28 - Books featured at The Hype and the Hoopla
Tuesday, March 29 - Books featured at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic
Wednesday, March 30 - Books featured at My Bookish Pleasure
Thursday, March 31 - The Vicar's Frozen Heart reviewed at Live Love Books Blog
Friday, April 1 - Books featured at Read Between the Ink
Monday, April 4 - Books featured at Fiction to Fruition
Tuesday, April 5 - Books featured at From Paperback to Leatherbound
Wednesday, April 6 - Books featured at The Revolving Bookshelf
Thursday, April 7 - Books featured at The Literary Nook
Friday, April 8 - Books featured at Bent Over Bookwords
Monday, April 11 - Books featured at Voodoo Princess
Tuesday, April 12 - Books featured at The Book Refuge
Thursday, April 14 - Books featured at Lover of Literature
Friday, April 15 - Books featured at The Dark Phantom

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Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Arthur Luke's THOUGH I DON'T DESERVE IT, GOD'S HAND OF PROTECTION WATCHES OVER ME Book Blast March 28 - April 8!


Inside the Book:

Though I Don't Deserve It

Title: Though I Don't Deserve It, God's Hand of Protection Watches Over Me Author: Arthur Luke Publisher: iUniverse Genre: Biography Format: Ebook/Paperback

Though I Don't Deserve It, God's Hand of Protection Watches Over Me: My Story spans sixty-four years in the life of a believer in Jesus Christ, telling how God has watched over him and his family. Arthur Luke begins with his childhood in Georgia, follows the sojourns of his military family, narrates the key events in his adult life, tells about his stroke, and shares the decision he and his wife, seniors at the time, made to adopt a child. He pairs twenty-four powerful scriptures with the key events in his life's journey. This potent mixture of personal history and biblical witness demonstrates an enduring truth. With faith in God and obedience to him in your life, his favor—his hand of protection—will guide you and lead you to offer him praise in all seasons, no matter what happens. Though I Don't Deserve It, God's Hand of Protection Watches Over Me: My Story promises to inspire and encourage readers by showing how God works, in accordance with his promises in the scriptures, to guard and guide all who believe in him. This is the story of Arthur Luke's life, but its message applies to all who believe.

Meet the Author:

Arthur Luke, a retired preacher of the gospel, holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and an MBA in financial management from National University in Sacramento. He and Sharon, his wife, have five children and live in Elk Grove, California.


Arthur is giving away a $25 Gift Card!


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  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $25 Gift Certificate to the e-retailer of your choice
  • This giveaway begins March 28 and ends on April 8.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on April 9.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.

Good luck everyone!


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Tour Schedule

March 28

The Hype and the Hoopla

Write and Take Flight

March 29

Teatime and Books

Harmonious Publicity

March 30

My Bookish Pleasures

Fiction to Fruition

March 31

Cheryl's Christian Book Connection

Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic

April 1

Author C.A. Milson

Books, Books the Magical Fruit

April 4

Mary's Cup of Tea

Deal Sharing Aunt

April 5

From Paperback to Leatherbound

The Literary Nook

April 6

Voodoo Princess

The Revolving Bookshelf

April 7

The Book Refuge

The Book Czar

April 8

Lover of Literature

Bent Over Bookwords




Inside the Book:

Title: Amelia's Prayer 
Author: Christiane Banks 
Publisher: iUniverse 
Genre: Religious Fiction 
Format: Ebook/Hardcover/Paperback

Sebastian Lavalle is just fifteen when he leaves home in 1934 to join the navy. Seven years later, Sebastian unfortunately knows all too well about the horrors of World War II and what it is like to fear the unknown. When repairs force his ship to the rugged shore of Newcastle, the young French naval officer is invited to a tea dance to celebrate Bastille Day. He seizes the opportunity, hoping to find comfort and a small taste of the home he misses so much. Amelia Sullivan, the daughter of Irish immigrant parents is thrilled to be attending the tea dance. When Sebastian's eyes find her in the crowd, he drinks in her exotic beauty. Moments later as he draws her into his arms for a dance, there is no doubt in his mind that he has just met the woman of his dreams. Days later, Sebastian professes his love and marries her, sending them both on an unforgettable journey through betrayal, survival and forgiveness. The saga takes the reader from England's coast, to the French Riviera and also to America. Their soul searching journey explores the many facets and depths of love leading to the realization of what true happiness means.. Amelia's Prayer is a tender and moving saga spanning forty years after two young souls are flung together during World War II.  

Amelia's Prayer is available for order at

Meet the Author:

Christiane Banks lives in Ontario, Canada, with her husband. Amelia's Prayer, which took six years to write, is her debut novel.


Christiane is giving away a $25 Gift Card!


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  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $25 Gift Certificate to the e-retailer of your choice
  • This giveaway begins March 14 and ends on March 25.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on March 26.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.

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Inside the Book:

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Title: Going and Coming 
Author: Christopher Stone 
Publisher: MLR Press 
Genre: Mystery/Metaphysical 
Format: Ecopy/Print

For gay, metaphysical sleuth Dr. Minnow Saint James, the workplace spans time, space, dimensions, and the entirety of the vast, incomprehensible affair that is God's Creation. At forty, Dr. Minnow Saint James, "Minn" to his friends, is a gay, metaphysical sleuth who, through Past Life Regression therapy, spans time, space, dimensions, and the entirety of God's Creation to discover the past, or future, life origins of his patient's most challenging present day problems. Minn did not always hold his current beliefs. He was born into an affluent, atheistic, Republican family in Beverly Hills, California, and raised to believe only what his five physical senses reported. In 2001, after receiving his doctorate from UCLA, Minn opened a highly successful traditional Hypnotic Regression therapy practice in Beverly Hills. For six years he enjoyed his life, until a patient spontaneously regressed herself to a past life in Eighth Century Coba, turning Minn's world upside down. Soon he was questioning his entire worldview. Now Minn is hoping that his past just might save his future.

Finding the Soul Through Science
By Dr. Minnow Saint James
As Told to Christopher Stone

My business card reads as follows: “Dr. Minnow Saint James, PH.D. National Board Certified Fellow of Clinical Hypnosis, in Public Service, Finding the soul through science.”
Quite simply, on a daily basis, in my Hermosa Beach office, finding the soul through science – metaphysical science -is what I do.
By profession, I am a Past Life Regression therapist. In other words, I’m in the business of Going and Coming. Through hypnotic past life regression therapy, I’m going into my patients’ past, and some times future, lives, and then coming back with the other life origins of their present day challenges.
Or, to put it another way: I’m finding a patient’s essence, or soul, through the science of past life regression therapy.
I understand full well that my metaphysical brand of science is both controversial and cutting edge. Many are the times I’ve been called a charlatan and a sham by traditionalists. But my patients, the people healed by my edgy methods, have other labels. They call me a miracle worker and a lifesaver.
And the book lovers of this world tend to agree with the patients I’ve healed. In 2012, my nonfiction book, In a Past Life, I… was published by Bell and Bingham. It went on to become an international bestseller. The volume made me a rich man, and it put an unprecedented spotlight upon past life regression therapy.
What’s more, HBO has optioned the book for a primetime series. They’re throwing around names such as Johnny Depp and Ryan Gosling to play yours truly on the screen.
But you needn’t take book readers, or HBO’s, word for it: Time magazine called In a Past Life, I… “One of the most important volumes that parapsychology has given us in a decade or so.” The book explored thirty-three cases from my patients’ files, with names and certain other particulars, changed to protect the privacy of my patients.
But if you don’t put stock in what Time magazine has to say, either, then please, let this statistic speak for itself: Across eight years and hundreds of patients, I have an eighty-three percent success rate in healing my patients of the challenges that brought them into my office in the first place.
Even as I succeed in healing more than eight out of every ten patients, the traditional medical and psychiatric practitioners refer the lion’s share of their patients to so-called specialists who treat sufferers by drugging their symptoms into submission, with poisonous substances, mislabeled “medicines.” Many such poisons come with serious and life threatening side effects, named in gruesome detail,  in the TV and print ads that advertise them.
To the past life regression naysayers, I say, “Past life regression therapy is the future of mental health. Humanity will never eradicate mental and physical illnesses until such time as all therapists address the individual’s entire psychological gestalt, and that most definitely includes analyzing the sufferers past and future, incarnations.
So let the traditional medical and scientific communities scoff at my methods. What care I? While they are drugging, cutting up, and institutionalizing the ill, I’m healing in excess of eighty percent of the visionaries who come my way to find their soul, and consequently, their healing, through treatment that easily eclipses anything the traditional Earth sciences can offer.


Meet the Author

Born in Bronx, New York, and raised in Fresno, California, Christopher Stone’s early years were dominated by school, watching television and motion pictures, bicycling, skating, and reading avidly. Summers were spent swimming, and doing whatever it took to survive the oppressive San Joaquin Valley heat. But he also remembers fondly the yearly summer trips to New York, to visit family and friends – and to see Broadway shows.
Christopher left Fresno, for Hollywood, California, during his college years after being accepted into the Writers Guild of America’s Open Door Program, a two-year, scholarship, training ground for aspiring screen and television writers. As it happened, rather than a teleplay or screenwriting gig, his first professional writing job was in journalism – as the Los Angeles Editor for Stage Door, at that time, Canada’s equivalent of the U.S. entertainment trade weekly, Variety.
Christopher would later use his Writers Guild of America training to co-author and sell the original screenplay, The Living Legend, with Jon Mercedes III, to the Erin Organization, and later, and also with Mercedes, to write two seasons of The Party Game, a Canadian TV game show.
As a young freelance entertainment journalist, he contributed to many Los Angeles-based publications, among them The Advocate, for which he wrote a breezy film column, “Reeling ‘Round,” and the Los Angeles Free Press. During this time, he became a member of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle.
Christopher dipped his toes into the world of motion picture advertising and publicity, as assistant to the West Coast Director of Advertising and Publicity for Cinerama Releasing Corporation, in Beverly Hills. At the same time, he also did special advertising and publicity projects for 20th Century-Fox. Christopher went on to become an Account Executive for David Wallace & Company, a public relations firm specializing in entertainment accounts – and located on West Hollywood’s legendary Sunset Strip.
Returning to his first love, writing, Christopher became a full time freelance contributor to national consumer publications including Us, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, McCall’s, In Cinema, and The National Enquirer, among others. Many of his stories were syndicated worldwide by the New York Times Syndication Corp.
Another important area of endeavor for Christopher Stone was Re-Creating Your Self. A Blueprint for Personal Change that he first developed for himself, the journalist went on to teach the principles and processes of Re-Creating Your Self to others – first, in private sessions, later, in workshops and seminars, and, finally, for California State University Extended Education. Eventually, one of his students suggested he write a book version.
Re-Creating Your Self was first published in hardcover by Metamorphous Press, and subsequently published in a trade paperback edition by Hay House. It has since been published in Spanish, Swedish and Hebrew language editions.
When not writing, Christopher used his longtime interest in, and study of, metaphysics, to teach meditation and psychic development classes – first in Beverly Hills, then later, in Manhattan Beach.
He went on to co-author, with Mary Sheldon, four novellas for a Japanese educational publisher, and then, also with Mary Sheldon, the highly successful The Meditation Journal trilogy of hardcover books. Subsequently, he returned to journalism, this time, contributing hundreds of print and online entertainment features, columns and reviews to magazines and websites. For eight years, Christopher was the Box-office Columnist for, a popular online motion picture site.
In his private life, Christopher Stone met David M. Stoebner on May 17, 1994, and they have been together ever since. 
In 2008, they were married in Los Angeles.
They share a home with their three pets in Coastal Los Angeles County.
In 2013, Christopher’s pet project has been transforming their rarely used kitchen table area into a killer, retro 1950s Diner Nook, complete with a 1952 Seeburg Table Top jukebox, a neon diner sign, and a malt machine.
Christopher’s first novel, Frame of Reference was e and print published, in fall 2012, by MLR Press. A short story, Sweet Homo Alabama was published by MLR Press, December 19, 2012.
Stone spent much of 2013 writing Frame of Reference 2: The Dark Side of Stardom, a sequel novel to Frame of Reference, as well as, Abracadabra, and a short story, published at Halloween. But the indefatigable scribe also found time to contribute weekly reviews, columns and interviews to Queer Town Abbey.
As 2014 begins, Christopher looks forward to the publication of The Dark Side of Stardom, and he is developing a short story, Camelot Conundrum, as well as a metaphysical mystery novel, Going and Coming.