Over the Edge, by Susan Lohrer Adventure

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Good Day Folks,

Blog tour adventure for Author Susan Lohrer, new book “Over the Edge” Read the description looks exciting.

Page Turner Book Tours and 5 Prince Publishing Present Over the Edge by Susan Loher

 

Title: Over The Edge

Author: Susan Lohrer

Genre: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary

Publisher: 5 Prince Books

Formats Available In: All eBook formats & Print

Digital: ISBN 13:978-1-939217-73-8 ISBN 10: 1-939217-73-3

Print: ISBN 13:978-1-939217-74-5 ISBN 10: 1-939217-74-1

Purchase Link: http://www.5princebooks.com/buy.html (Available July 25)

Blurb: “Sometimes love sends you sailing over the edge.”

Kat Cherish, high school principal and activist (a combination that hasn’t been great for her career) heads back to her hometown to mend her dignity only to discover her estranged kid sister is a mess… and their childhood home is for sale. Getting the house back just might be the only thing that can put Kat’s complicated family back together… if she can cope with her mixed feelings for her ex-boyfriend, who’s been hired to completely remodel her house for another potential buyer… and if she doesn’t lose her new job because of the outrageous antics she’s pulling to keep her sister out of trouble.

Excerpt:

Kat shifted her wrists in the steel handcuffs. Rough, ancient bark pressed against her cheek, and the damp air intensified the resinous tang of the virgin forest. She’d been here since dawn—long enough to be on a first-name basis with Harvey, the Douglas fir. Which, if she let herself consider for more than a minute at a time, was kind of a weird development for a grown woman who had a respectable career. She’d consider it in more depth later. Right now she had enough on her mind.

A gust of coastal wind snatched her hat, and chilly rain plastered her hair to her scalp and trickled down her neck, making her teeth chatter. Nearby, a group of men wielded wrenches on a logging machine that refused to start. One of her students, the school board superintendent’s son, retrieved the hat and plopped it back on Kat’s head.

“Don’t worry,” he whispered, “they’re not going to get that machine going anytime soon.”

Alarm nibbled the back of her mind like a classroom gerbil gnawing a toilet paper tube.

“There’d better not be a reason you know that.”

He laughed. “I’m just saying.” Then, calling to his friends, he trotted off.

Kat wondered whether she’d still have her job at the end of the day.

The superintendent had made it clear she’d lose it in a blink if the kids did anything more than show up, and Kat had made them promise not to chain themselves to any trees. So far, all they’d done was text the protest’s breaking news to their friends… unless they’d messed with the equipment before she got here this morning. The thought made her stomach feel like she’d eaten fir needles for lunch. She stared up into the dense boughs radiating from Harvey’s trunk high above her.

“You don’t think the kids wrecked that machine, do you, Harv? I mean, they know my career is at stake here.” Harvey only sighed in the wind, branches waving toward the broken-down machine. Yeah, it had Kat a little worried, too.

She flexed her shoulders, stiff from the hours she’d spent shackled to the tree. She wasn’t against logging; she lived in a wood-frame house and used reams of paper. What school principal didn’t? And the logging industry in Mills Creek fed a lot of families.

In the last few hours, she’d had a chance to reevaluate her reasons for chaining herself to this tree. This was about so much more than the environment. It was about standing up for someone who couldn’t stand up for herself. Or in Harvey’s case, himself. It was about choices that had been taken away from her. It was about the fact that sometimes, no matter how wrong you were, you couldn’t undo what you’d done.

Her goal wasn’t to stop the logging, this community’s lifeblood. It was to protect something beautiful and precious. If she could win this one small battle, do this one small good deed, save just this one tree, maybe it would somehow make amends in her heart for what she’d let happen to her family.

A Jeep rattled up the steep gravel road and pulled off on the landing, followed a few seconds later by a police car. Kat’s stomach clenched.

A man exited the passenger door of the Jeep. His footsteps scuffed on the dirt road. Craning her neck, she peered through slanting late-afternoon shadows, making out only his easy gait and the set of his broad shoulders. Had they brought in a negotiator? He leaned into the police car for a minute, then stood, head down, hands on his hips, like a man bearing a heavy burden.

She almost felt sorry for the guy. She might look like a waterlogged rat at the moment, but he had no idea what he was up against. A tiny smirk crept over her mouth.

Now that this block of forest had been opened up to clear-cut logging, Harvey would have to watch while his family was torn away, one by one. She knew how he felt because the same thing had happened to her, until she had just one family member left. And she and Lacey weren’t even on speaking terms at the moment.

She dug her fingers into Harvey’s sturdy bark. “What am I doing talking to trees instead of making things right between Lacey and me?”

Soft footfalls on the carpet of needles behind her.

She straightened as much as she could. The chain connecting the two sets of handcuffs slipped and pulled her down with it until she had to slump against the tree trunk.

“Kat, what are you doing?” He sounded as exhausted as she felt. Sounded… disturbingly familiar.

That voice. Evan. Here? Memories grabbed her heart and sliced through it like the blade of the nearby feller buncher waiting to chop the young trees from their roots—if the loggers could get it running again. She strained her eyes to the left, looking without turning her head.

Evan was watching her, jaw clenched, rainwater slicking his blond hair.

She blinked the water from her eyes.

He was still there.

Not a gorgeous hallucination. A gorgeous reality. Her pulse whumped in her ears.

What was she doing? That was easy—she was running away from her failure to keep her family together. But what was Evan doing?

About Susan Lohrer:

Susan Lohrer grew up all over western Canada and lives in BC with her husband, their two children who are still at home, three dogs, and far too many aquariums. She believes life is always better with a healthy dose of humor.

How to contact Susan Lohrer:

Facebook | Twitter | Website

Enjoy the Adventure, WB

Murder on Mars by M.M Shelley Adventure

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Murder On Mars BannerGood Day Folks,

Murder On Mars Button It is my pleasure to review Murder on Mars by M. M. Shelley. All I can say is what a spectacular reading adventure. I love mysteries and this book is jam packed with mysteries. This is a murder mystery with a twist because it takes you on and adventure on the real streets of New Orleans and the Shadow Streets of New Orleans.  What more can I say well plenty. Ava a young gal receives a message her best friend Dyson is missing. Then a body amongst other bodies are found. Is Dyson one of the them or not. Ava must unravel the mystery to Dyson’s disappearance. Then add paranormal twist to it with the shadow world.  Ava discovers much about herself and that she can see the shadows. She can travel the streets in  both worlds. As she unravels the mysteries and players she also is discovering aspects of herself and her history. She is young and discovers she is one tough gal.  The author does good job with the transitions. It is a page turner for sure. I just loved it. I look forward to reading other books by M.M. Shelley and the next one that may give us more details about Ava’s background and secrets she is unraveling about herself. I want to know more. Keep up the good work M.M. Shelley.

Murder On Mars

(A New Orleans Mystery)

Synopsis: A paranormal force has lured Ava to New Orleans, where shadows lurk behind every corner and an unknown power has yet to be unleashed. There is a darkness in New Orleans, one that has brought sixteen year old Ava Lopez to the city in search of her best friend, Dyson. A dark crime has been committed, and there are supernatural forces involved. Three sisters who whisper “fate” are awaiting the arrival of the Guardian. Shadow People fiercely haunt the city, unchallenged, but Ava senses that Dyson may be involved with their crimes. She must discover the secret that the Shadows are so determined to keep hidden. Ava will have to risk everything, because where the Fates are concerned there are no second chances.

Links for the Fab Book Murder on Mars

Amazon UK

Amazon U.S.

About M.M. Shelley: M.M. Shelley is a storyteller, word smith and dreamer. She has traveled the world extensively in search of the magic which is often overlooked in every day life. M.M. Shelley is a native of southern California, and a student of mythology from which she gets much inspiration.

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You can contact M.M at the following places:

 Website

Twitter

Face Book Page

Enjoy the Adventure WB

Wendy Nystrom  with Anchor Group Publishing – Author of Children’s Book

James Saves the Moon

James Saves the Moon

James Saves the Moon

Available on Amazon and B&N

James and the Magic Carousel Adventure at Anchor Group Halloween Funhouse

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Good Morning Folks,

I am the middle child in our crossover Lil Anchor’s blog short stories tour. I hope you enjoy my story.  Read the story and join me for games later at the Anchor Group Halloween Funhouse Event.

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Flying with Ease

 

James was on holiday back in the states. His parents dragged him to a circus. All he could think of was how much he missed his dear friends at home. He sluggishly walked to the kid’s tent and looked in. What he saw was quite a sight. Three pretty girls dressed in pink, screeching and awing over some ballerina bears. While James watched the spectacle unfold, his thoughts traveled to his friends at home in Iceland. Oh the screeching he would hear if Matt the dragon and Syvok appeared.  James looked again then jumped on the carousel. His stone necklace was all aglow. How strange! His stone was warm and was glowing which usually meant Matt and Syvok were near. He waved to the girls and dancing bears. The carousel spun in circles and started to twirl faster and faster. All of a sudden they were all swirling in the air above the carousal.  He was spinning faster and screaming in fear. As they reached the top of the big tent, he covered his ears with his hands to deaden the high pitched screech of the girls. They all seemed to come to a stop and he reached out to grab the top of the tent. He could not reach it. All was quiet as he looked to the ground. Why this was it, he was sure, he would be a heap on the ground all covered in pink. What a horrible way to end, he was sure. He closed his eyes in fear, when all of a sudden something grabbed the back of his shirt. His stomach groaned as he hit the top of the striped tent and girls were screeching again. He opened eyes to a wonderful sight. He saw the blue blur of Matt the dragon. Matt caught him has he began to fall and Syvok was there to help grab the girls. Matt zoomed around with all of us in tow before gently landing next to the carousel. The girls and bears jumped off to watch the show as Matt hopped one, two, and three back in the air. He zoomed all through the tent gliding by the girls and they smiled and giggled with glee. The three bears danced away and jumped on the still hidden carousel again. Matt, the glittering blue dragon, flew up and Syvok, my fairy friend, was tossing his fairy dust. It was quite the sight. He jumped off of Matt and grabbed the swinging trapeze. Matt flies around again. Syvok grabbed James’s arms. They were swinging back and forth above the carousel. It was so much fun. James came up to the platform and jumped off, waiting for Syvok to swing back. The girls were laughing and squealing with joy. Syvok swung back and had his arms held out. James was ready to jump and swing some more. James heard “Jump!” and jump he did. He was swinging through the air. Syvok said “Trust me! We are going to give them the greatest show on earth.”

He flipped me and let go of my arms. James heard the sweet laughter of Matt, the blue dragon, as he landed perfectly on his back. James grabbed the rope around Matt’s neck. He stood tall and waved as Matt flapped his wings and flew in circles. James looked over and Syvok was standing on the swing. He jumped off and was a green blur as he did a triple spin. Matt said hold on and they zoomed like a blue missile towards the green spinning haze. Syvok missed, of course. James turned to look behind and he was bouncing up and down holding on to Matt’s tail. James laughed so hard his stomach hurt. Matt flipped his tail as Syvok landed behind James. Matt the dragon flew to the ground and James jumped to safety. He took off in a blue blur up to the center of the tent and tipped his wings to say good night. ”

Have a grand holiday James”, bellowed Matt. Syvok tossed up his glittering fairy dust and off they went, out to the new center opening of the tent. James and the girls watched as the dust floated down and sparkled around.

James heard him say, “Syvok and I must leave, so jump back on the magic carousel, it will spin and spin, and there will be a surprise again.”

The End or is it……. Check out Cindy’s Springsteen’s Post Monday on her blog for the finale.

Don’t forget to put your name in the drawing at Anchor Groups Rafflecopter for the huge basket of goodies the winner will be announced on Halloween. a Rafflecopter giveaway

A huge thank you to Ruthi Kight  for helping with last minute much needed edits. Check out what is happening on her FB page at R&M Fab Book Reviews. Ruthi and MaryAnn have some fun stuff going on their page, blog and spooktacular party event

https://www.facebook.com/RmFabBookReviews

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As always Enjoy the adventure, WB

Wendy Nystrom’s, Recently published her short story New Moon Brethren Blaze- Changeling  in the Anthology “Paranormal Gone Awry” Available on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Paranormal-Days-Gone-Awry-ebook/dp/B009P7V7JC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1351398194&sr=8-2&keywords=paranormal+gone+awry

Her Kids  Book “James Saves the Moon” will be released in November.

You can keep up with the latest updates of my writing adventures at https://www.facebook.com/Wendysbookcase

Millicent Maries is NOT my name Blog Tour Adventure

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Millicent Marie Tour

Today is the day – the official launch of Millicent Marie is NOT my
Name
by Karen Pokras Toz! To kick things off you are invited to a
Twitter Party. Join award winning children’s author Karen
Pokras Toz at 10 am, 11 am, and Noon EST and then again at
10 pm, 11 pm, and Midnight EST for 30 minutes of chatting, fun,
and prizes.

The easiest way to join the conversation is with tweetchat.com Login with your Twitter
account, then enter #MillicentMarie to join the room.

The Twitter Party is just the beginning of the fun. Karen will be on
tour for the next 21 days. Check out the full schedule here.

Summary:

Twelve-year-old
Millicent Marie does not like her name. After all, she was named for a
woman who died more than fifty years ago and was not the most loveable
member of the Harris family. Her friends call her Millie, but when she
writes in her diary she refers to herself as Amanda – the name she
always wished she had.

When Millie’s younger brother finds her
diary on her computer, he decides to publish it as a blog for the entire
world to see, including the boy Millie has a crush on. In the midst of
all the mayhem, Millie/Amanda discovers she is suddenly Springside
Elementary’s most sought after sixth-grade mystery gossip and advice
columnist.

But not all is fun and games, as Millie quickly
learns, once she realizes feelings are at stake. Nobody, least of all
Millie, expects things to turn out as they do in this tale of friendship
and respect.

Learn more & get your own copy (ebook and paperback):

 

About Karen Pokras Toz:

Karen Pokras Toz is a writer, wife and mom. Karen grew up in
Connecticut and currently lives outside of Philadelphia with her
husband and three children. In June 2011, Karen published her first
middle grade children’s novel for 7-12 year olds called Nate Rocks the
World, which won First Place for Children’s Chapter Books and the
Grand Prize Overall in the 2012 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, as well
as placing first for a Global E-Book Award for Pre-Teen Literature. In
2012, Karen published the second in the Nate Rocks series, Nate Rocks
the Boat, followed by middle grade novel, Millicent Marie Is Not My
Name. Karen is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers
& Illustrators (SCBWI).

Follow the tour on Pinterest
and don’t forget to check out Millie’s
blog
.

.Join the blog hop.

Enjoy your Adventure today! WB