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A Bewitching Friday

Interview with Brantwijn Serrah - Into: Author of Into Nostra: They have opened the door to the apex predator, and now it's hunting them down.
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In the Kitchen with Annabelle McInnes - Recipe Lamb and Mango Salad #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/6zMl30izCQt

Guest Blog + Giveaway: Dead Girls Don’t Sing by Casey Wyatt #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/iC4730izCju

Interview Frederick L. Malphurs Author of Dr. Fox #bewitchingbooktours
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Caressed by the Edge of Darkness by Author Amanda J. Greene - He will claim her…With one bite... Excerpt - Giveaway #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/ZGdm30izCbf

The Nightmare Room The Messy Man Series Book One by Chris Sorensen Book Tour #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/QV1A30izCNZ

Soul Thing The Game of Gods Book One by Lana Pecherczyk Book Tour & Giveaway #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/iJIq30izCED

Custodian Elemental Paladins Book Five by Montana Ash Book Tour #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/QUJB30izChc

Caressed by the Edge of Darkness (Rulers of Darkness, Book Five) by Amanda J. Greene ~ Paranormal Romance Amanda J. Greene #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/Hdig30izCdt

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SPOTLIGHT w/GIVEAWAY - Enchanter Redeemed (Camelot Reborn, #4) by Sharon Ashwood #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/XIid30izCow

Drinking the Knock Water - Book Tour and Giveaway #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/5dJ930izCml

Caressed by the Edge of Darkness by Amanda J. Greene - Book Tour + Giveaway #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/z07830izCa3

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Arts & Crafts with Authors: Scented Candles created by Author Brantwijn Serrah + giveaway #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/P2j830iy6EX

Interview - Release Day Blitz The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Crave by Deborah Wilde #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/Qikb30iy8RZ

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Interview - Release Day Blitz The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Crave by Deborah Wilde #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/lURl30iy9hJ

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Dead Girls Don't Sing by Casey Wyatt - Book Tour + Giveaway
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Release Day Blitz ~ The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Crave (Nava Katz, Book Four) by Deborah Wilde ~ Urban Fantasy / Romance Deborah Wilde #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/ceFZ30iy8oc

Interview - The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Crave Book Four Release Day Blitz!
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True Refuge The Refuge Trilogy Book One Annabelle McInnes #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/jsRR30iy9oy

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Life with Deadpool Guest Blog- Dead Girls Don’t Sing by Casey Wyatt #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/cS0W30irzoY

 

Guest Blog- Drinking the Knock Water: A New Age Pilgrimage by Emily Kemme #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/13GN30irzwA

 

Join the Multi-Author Facebook Party today at 2PM with Marcella Burnard, Laura Bickle, Nikki Lee Taylor, and Sadie Grubor https://www.facebook.com/events/1518545068183057/

 

The Refuge Trilogy Spotlight & #Giveaway ~ Annabelle McInnes ~ LGBTI Speculative Romance @akmcinnes
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Custodian by Montana Ash: Book Tour Spotlight #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/ilFm30irzno

 

Bitter Harvest Series by Ann Gimpel #bewitchingbooktours
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Hexcommunicated by Rafael Chandler: Book Tour Spotlight with Giveaway #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/GCUR30irziu

 

Freaky Franky by William Blackwell #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/1a2k30irzYf

 

Book Review: Enchanter Redeemed (Camelot Reborn) by Sharon Ashwood + giveaway #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/QqGo30irzKm

 

Into Nostra by Brantwijn Serrah - Book Tour + Giveaway #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/xwPs30irAj0

 

Hexcommunicated by Rafael Chandler #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/u7QX30irAfe

 

A Year in the Life of Dr.Fox by Frederick L. Malphurs Book Tour & Giveaway #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/THlX30irz3Q

 

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FREAKY FRANKY by William Blackwell #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/jHiE30irA15 

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Midweek Escape with Sharon Ashwood http://kayphoenix.blogspot.com/2018/02/author-sharon-ashwood.html

 

INTERVIEW WITH WILLIAM BLACKWELL (Freaky Franky) #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/Z9Z830in4lX

 

INTERVIEW WITH BRANTWIJN SERRAH (Into Nostra-The Pact Book 2) #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/xmTX30in4jz

 

Dead Girls Don’t Sing by Casey Wyatt #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/HPWw30in4B8

 

 

Farraway Mist by Tani Hines Book Tour #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/5YWN30in4ii

 

Giveaway: Hexcommunicated by Rafael Chandler #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/pfNM30in4ps

 

A Year in the Life of Dr. Fox Frederick L Malphurs #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/b9TI30in4Eq

 

The Refuge Trilogy by Annabelle McInnes #bewitchingbooktours
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Hexcommunicated by Rafael Chandler #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/f9Et30in4ok

 

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Drinking the Knock Water: A New Age Pilgrimage by Emily Kemme

 

 

 
Drinking the Knock Water: A New Age Pilgrimage
Emily Kemme
 
Genre: Chick Lit
 
Publisher: Arrowhead Publishing
 
Date of Publication: January 27, 2017
 
ISBN: 0983740127
978-0983740124
ASIN: B01MTE7QGJ
 
Number of pages: 288
Word Count: 107,532
 
Cover Artist: Mia Kemme
 
Tagline: “We all live with ghosts. . . Some are those of people who’ve never been born.”
 
Book Description:
 
“We all live with ghosts. . . Some are those of people who’ve never been born.”
 
So begins Drinking the Knock Water: A New Age Pilgrimage, the second novel by award-winning Greeley, Colorado author Emily Kemme.
 
Loosely based on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the novel takes on life itself as a pilgrimage. One of life’s biggest struggles is fitting in with the rest of the human race, and an aspect of that is having children. It’s not meant for everyone and yet, true to Darwinian forces, it’s almost expected. Giving birth and then raising a child to maturity is one of the bravest tasks we take on. 
 
On what was supposed to be a day to celebrate, another cruel outburst from Holly Thomas’ sister-in-law begins a spiral of events that would leave Holly questioning every choice she’d ever made and every belief she held as truth.
 
Had she done the right thing by her unborn child? Had she given enough, or too much, freedom of choice to her son? Did she truly, deeply know her husband and clinic partner, Roger? And what right had she to counsel infertile couples after her own pregnancies?
 
With the Fertility Tour only weeks away, a group of unlikely and disparate pilgrims look to her for guidance. But Holly’s life has unraveled in ways she could not have imagined, including a restraining order against her. Will she be able to find her footing and make peace with her choices and herself? Will visiting the religious and sacred feminine sites in England help her regain control or only tear her further apart?
 
 
Reviews
 
"Today exists for you to let your mind wander, let it free, all week long. This is the time for reflection and evaluation."
 
Deeply traumatized after her daughter, Arella, is born dead, fertility counselor Holly Thomas struggles to achieve inner peace. Roger—Holly's supportive husband and a prominent fertility doctor—accepts her grief-induced eccentricities, but his intolerant Christian family resents her and her Jewish roots. When Edward, Roger's brother, openly belittles the Bar Mitzvah of Daniel, Holly's son, tensions escalate, and her whole world threatens to fall apart. To overcome heartbreak and reflect on self-discovery and relationships, Holly and Roger take a group of patients from their clinic on a fertility tour. This tour becomes a spiritual pilgrimage for unrealized truths.
 
Kemme elegantly examines the complicated aspects of life and relationships. Using Holly's experiences with a failed pregnancy, her in-laws, and Roger, Kemme focuses on how pain can shape and enlighten us. That religious intolerance can inflict significant emotional damage is depicted through Roger's family members who weaponize words to hurt Holly. This, along with Holly's emotional fragility, causes strain in her marriage. However, Roger's unwavering love helps Holly stay somewhat balanced, letting her emotionally heal many patients who cannot conceive. Some of these couples include Leah and Rachel, the Rhanjhas, the Chandlers, Burbages, and Jane Brown and her mother. As Holly and Roger take their chosen couples on a fertility tour to England, various colliding elements within the patients' lives emerge, thereby projecting how relationships bless or burden us. Pain becomes a recurrent theme in the novel, neutralized by the healing touch of water as a metaphor. Arella's grave is near water, and the visit to the sacred sites of England serves as ritual cleansing for the characters. Artistically nuanced language and the sincere, soothing tone bring out the true beauty of this literary novel. This is an introspective, gentle novel that illuminates and rejuvenates in the same breath.
 
RECOMMENDED by The US Review of Books
 
 
Fertility doctors confront the lingering effects of personal and cultural emotional trauma. Holly and Roger Thomas have a stable marriage, fulfilling careers, and a son practicing for his bar mitzvah. Holly insists on throwing a birthday party each year complete with gifts for their stillborn daughter, but Roger doesn't complain. His Catholic brother and sister-in-law, however, find fault with Holly, primarily because she's Jewish. Her religion haunts her, almost as much as the death of her daughter. . .
. . . the author often beautifully depicts Holly s self-doubt as she explores different aspects of overcoming trauma. . . [in a] positive tale of moving forward through unexpected circumstances.
 
-- Kirkus Reviews
 
Dr. Roger and Holly Thomas run a successful fertility clinic in New York City. Roger tends to the patients' physical needs while Holly ministers to their emotional and psychological ones. The couple cherish the routines of their partnership and their happy marriage as they struggle with the pain of a lost child. Holly continues to throw their daughter birthday parties long after the child's been buried. This painful ritual causes her in-laws to question her sanity and is a source of annual familial strife.
 
Then the Thomas's son, Daniel, decides to complete his Bar Mitzvah. While Holly was born Jewish and Roger was born Catholic, neither parent practices his or her childhood religion. They've exposed Daniel to both religions for the sake of their families, but neither of them expected him to take it this far. Roger's devoutly Catholic family cannot accept Daniel's sincerity, and harsh words are said at his birthday party. Holly and Roger's resulting fight has surprising and unintended consequences.
 
All this turmoil takes its toll on the workings of the clinic. The Thomases have hosted something they call the Fertility Tour for over a decade. It's an opportunity for their clients to connect to one another outside of their familiar surroundings. Holly conducts the tour; she chooses the participants, orchestrates ice-breakers, and mediates conflicts. Normally she's a skillful operator, but she's lost her confidence. This year's tour is populated by an odd and ill-matched assortment of individuals. Needless to say, this tour does not run smoothly. Roger and Holly must find a way to reconnect with one another in order to salvage the retreat.
 
The Thomases deal with people at their most vulnerable. Fertility is closely tied to an individual's identity, and both men and women find it difficult to process the inability to have a child. While Holly and Roger have never encountered problems with conceiving, they have suffered a loss and are sympathetic to thwarted expectations. This closeness to struggle and their ongoing religious turmoil provide the pair with a lot of philosophical ground to cover. Is religion necessary to cope with the vicissitudes of life? Is God responsible?
 
Drinking the Knock Water is at heart an exploration of the role religion plays in the life of an individual. Faith in a god can both connect a soul to others and sow discord. In the end, it's up to the reader to decide if faith is essential or composed of empty rituals.
 
-- Manhattan Book Review

Excerpt: CHAPTER 1: Circumnavigating Sanity
 
          In a town famous for its ghosts, it was easy to imagine there was one lurking behind every tree. And while Holly knew most visitors to Sleepy Hollow expected movie-inspired visions of the headless horseman, in truth the densely wooded surroundings allowed a more peaceful somnolence. In spite of its thirty-mile proximity to the most populated city in the country, what with New York’s electric hubbub of restless, cosmopolitan energy, there was never a feeling of urgency in the little hamlet, merely a sleepy torpor, a sensing that the world stopped in this hollow of quiet dead.
            Whether the town cultivated any sensational image was another question altogether. Holly suspected it did not, at least not year round. Of course, there were the Halloween weekends, prompting arrival of thrill seekers by the thousands, but that was just theatrics. No real ghosts shared the stage.
            If there was any spectral unrest, it existed only in the minds of the towns' inhabitants.
            Even by the light of early evening in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, where saturated gray skies released rain to drip from the trees, dotted here and there with planted shrubs and summer flowers in fresh bloom, there was a lovely serenity, enhanced further by the rain’s sudden cease. Here, there was nothing to fear.
            Holly entered the cemetery through scrolled iron gates wedged between gray quarried stone, which made up the wall bordering the grounds. She jogged up Forest Avenue, turned left on Transit, making her way up Hill Side, and then down onto Cascade, where she left the well-marked gravel path. From there she strode through wet grass crowded with lichened grave stones, some weatherworn and leaning askew, others newly polished with crisp lettering, until she reached the pale little stone marking the grave. At the baby’s feet, a short drop off past the main road, the Pocantico River burbled as it shot over rocky masses. Holly’s one request of Roger and the cemetery’s caretaker was that the site be near water, the giver of life, bringer of tranquility. Knowing how nearly Holly brinked insanity in those days, Roger swiftly supported her wishes; they were lucky to find a small plot in a relatively unpopulated section.
            Holly sat next to the grave, nestled the spray into the humped grass covering it, and leaned her cheek against the smooth stone. It was simple and austere, with only a slight scallop of embellishment at the top, befitting a little one who had never breathed air. She closed her eyes, inhaling deeply to catch her breath from the run, collecting her thoughts. Above her head, squirrels batted sticks together, hidden away in the leafy trees, a reminder of the unseen life they shared.
            Marit always managed to rattle her, either poking fun at Holly’s whims, or sometimes with outright malice, which Holly knew all too well stemmed from their differences in religious outlook. The fact that Arella’s birthday fell on St. John’s Eve didn’t help. For someone as devotedly Catholic as her sister-in-law, celebrating a baby’s life who had never been born, was sacrilege. The saint’s day was meant to celebrate a birth, Marit insisted, and certainly had nothing to do with a baby born dead.
            But it wasn’t a topic Holly was willing to think about today, not on Arella’s birthday. Instead, she catalogued her daughter’s gifts:  an enormous stuffed pony for her bed, and a cellphone. She chuckled at that one, recalling Roger’s perplexity.
            “Why do you have to get the baby a phone?” he’d asked her the week before when she walked into the house, arms loaded with shopping bags. Holly had exclaimed that Arella wasn’t a baby anymore, she was turning eleven, and every preteen needed a cellphone.
            Roger chewed his upper lip for a while, before asking, “Is this along the lines of ‘ET phone home?’”  He had laughed, and so had she. Gifts for Arella were an annual practice in their household, and long gone were the days where Roger made much of a fuss over it. Keeping Holly happy was his primary goal in life, even if that meant some particularly nutsy charges on their credit card every June. His wife’s frenzied activities subsided within a week or so after the birthday celebration, allowing her to settle back into reality, recharged and reaffirmed with the notion that she was doing the right thing by Arella.
            She felt warm pressure on her right shoulder, and opening her eyes saw that Millie’s husband, Josiah, knelt at her side on one corduroyed knee, his gnarled hand grasping her shoulder lightly, holding her steadfast. Holly looked up into the old man’s deep blue eyes, shot through with red veins, but firm and gentle in their gaze, and nodded. He stood up slowly and she extended a hand for him to pull, which he did.
            “Almost everybody’s there at the cottage,” he said. “Except Edward, but you knew that.” They were both aware that there was no need to explain further; of all the friends and relatives, Roger’s brother had never attended these parties, whether he was in town or off somewhere in the world. For some reason, Josiah enjoyed pointing out this fact to her, a reminder perhaps of which of the two older men in her life she could count on more.
            Holly stood immobile, gazing into the tangle of trees rambling up the hillside away from the brook.
            He looked at her closely. “We all live with ghosts.”
            The motion of her head was barely noticeable. “Yes,” she agreed. “Some are those of people who’ve never been born.”

            She looked down at the grave. “I have to leave now, Arella. Your party is starting.” She swept her index finger over the top of the stone, letting it linger on the upward swooping scallop, and then turned to walk with Josiah back up the hill.
About the Author:
 
As the award-winning author for her novels, Drinking the Knock Water: A New Age Pilgrimage and In Search of Sushi Tora, and on her lifestyle blog, “Feeding the Famished”, Emily Kemme tends to look at the world in all its rawness. She writes about human nature, and on her blog shares recipes and food for thought along with insights about daily life. She is a recipe creator but winces when labeled a foodie. She is the Food and Lifestyle Contributor for the Greeley Tribune’s Dining column and also writes features for the newspaper and its magazine, #Greality.
 
"I write about what I ate for lunch only if it's meaningful," Emily says. "Mostly, I'm just hungry.”
 
Emily also writes because her degrees in American and English History, followed by a law degree from the University of Colorado, left her searching for her voice. She also suffered from chronic insomnia.
 
“Writing helps clarify my mind, erasing clutter, and makes room for more impressions. My thoughts can seem random and disconnected, but once they flow onto paper, a coherency and purpose emerges, directing patterns into story. I sleep much better, too.”
 
As an author who lives in Greeley, Colorado, she celebrates people’s differences, noting that the biggest problem with being different is when it’s deemed a problem. Emily often identifies with the underdog, focusing on humanizing the outsider, showing there is not only one right way to be or to live. Through her writing she hopes her audience will be open to new ideas, the acceptance of others, and will recognize the universalities of human experience in a non-judgmental way as they meet her characters and follow their stories.
 
Her first novel, In Search of Sushi Tora, was awarded as Finalist for First Novel in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and her second novel, Drinking the Knock Water, was awarded as a Finalist in Chick Lit in the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and received two CIPA EVVY awards.  Emily is currently working on a children’s book series, Moro and The Cone of Shame, a collaborative project with her daughter-in-law, Mia. She is also writing her third novel, The Man With the Wonky Spleen, a story about human idiosyncrasies.
 
Professional Memberships: PEN America
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A Year in the Life of Dr. Fox by Frederick L. Malphurs: Spotlight with Giveaway #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/7U6A30iiMrA

 

The Black Sheep Shadow by Ashley Terrell: Spotlight #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/ra6J30iiMoE

 

Bewitching Book Tours Valentine Sale 10% Off Any Tour Package Booked by February 14 Sign up with code: VALENTINE to get your discount This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts, sales or special offers. Sign up here: http://goo.gl/dNgqXv

 

 

Bewitching Book Tours Valentine Sale
 
10% Off Any Tour Package Booked by February 14
 
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A Bewitching Thursday

 

Guest Blog - DEFINING HUMAN by Candace Blevins
https://creativelygreen.blogspot.com/2018/02/guest-blog-defining-human-by-candace.html

 

INTERViEW WITH TANI HANES (Farraway Mist) #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/OgZb30ihhZh

 

Candace Blevins: Top Five ways to survive around supernaturals when you’re human… + giveaway #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/uhsC30ihhT4

 

Interview - The Black Sheep Shadow by

Ashley Terrell #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/jEq130ihhPx

 

Dead Girls Don’t Sing by Casey Wyatt excerpt w/ giveaway #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/h2M730ihhQW

 

Enchanter Redeemed - Camelot Reborn: Book Four by Sharon Ashwood #paranormal #romance #Harlequin #Nocturne #HarlequinNocturne #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/RGiy30ihhXU

 

Release Day Blitz Dark Embrace by Elle Boon
#bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/D0If30ihj8c

 

Author Confessions with Ashley Terrell
http://www.roxannerhoads.com/2018/02/author-confessions-with-ashley-terrell.html?zx=aa9e928d9e63c6

 

Custodian by Montana Ash
#bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/v4gt30ihj4w

 

Guest Blog - DEFINING HUMAN by Candace Blevins
http://www.roxannerhoads.com/2018/02/guest-blog-defining-human-by-candace.html?zx=21c02d415269b1b5

 

Release Day Blitz Dark Embrace by Elle Boon
#bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/6sLI30ihj0O

 

Release Day Blitz Dark Embrace by Elle Boon #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/JjQI30ihhMN

 

BookPromo…Into Nostra…#BookBoost #Supernatural #Adventure Brantwijn Serrah #bewitchingbooktours
https://mellojune.com/bookpromo-into-nostra-bookboost-supernatural-adventure-roxannerhoads-brantwijn/

 

"The Black Sheep Shadow" by Ashley Terrell #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/2Q5v30ihhLG

 

DEFINING HUMAN ONLY HUMAN Book Four Candace Blevins #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/UQgL30ihjaI

 

Drinking the Knock Water: A New Age Pilgrimage by Emily Kemme #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/RpPp30ihiXx

 

#BookPromo…Freaky Franky…#BookBoost #Horror #Giveaway William Blackwell #bewitchingbooktours
https://mellojune.com/bookpromo-freaky-franky-bookboost-horror-giveaway-roxannerhoads-wblackwell333/

 

Dark Embrace by Elle Boon excerpt w/ giveaway #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/L4Ui30ihhmz

 

A Year in the Life of Dr. Fox by Frederick L. Malphurs - Book Tour + Giveaway #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/EsRy30ihhHi

 

Release Day Blitz: Dark Embrace (The Dark Legacy Series, #1) by Elle Boon #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/2w8130ihhzU

 

Book Reviewers Wanted 
 
Bewitching Book Tours Now Has a Review Program
 
As part of a new review program Bewitching Book Tours offers books available for review with no set review date and not as part of a tour. 
 
We just ask that you post your review within six months of receiving the book.
 
 
These Books Are Currently Available for Review
 
Enchanted – The Wedding Story (The Sugar Maple Chronicles – Book 5) by Barbara Bretton Genre: PNR Mystery
 
Unorthodox by S. Peters-Davis Genre: Paranormal Suspense Thriller Romance
 
Flesh by Laura Bickle Genre: YA Horror/Fantasy/Paranormal
 
The Dragon’s Playlist by Laura Bickle Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
 
Where Worlds Meet by Lucinda Elliot Genre: Historical Romance and Gothic Spoof
 
That Scoundrel Emile Dubois by Lucinda Elliot Genre: Historical Romance and PNR Gothic Spoof
 
Ravensdale by Lucinda Elliot Genre: Historical Romance
 
Prairie Fire by Terri Branson Genre: Western Romance
 
Musk Rain by Terri Branson Genre: Paranormal Romance
 
Dragon’s Den by Terri Branson Genre: Sci-Fi
 
Exotiqa by M Black Genre: YA Sci-Fi Dystopian Cyberpunk
 
Animal Graph by M.Black Genre: Sci-Fi Post-Apocalyptic Action-Adventure
 
Request Review Copies Here: https://goo.gl/forms/vJflYYyPlykiLEiB2

A Bewitching Wednesday

 

Interview Brantwijn Serra, Author of Into Nostra #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/N8ss30ifTmu

 

Book Spotlight, Book Trailer, & #Giveaway ~ Defining Human (Only Human, Book 4) by Candace Blevins ~ #UrbanFantasy ~ Candace Blevins #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/mVdJ30ifTc0

 

Custodian by Montana Ash #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/dkpl30ifT0N

 

A Year in the Life of Dr. Fox by Frederick L Malphurs Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/k1vL30ifSPv

 

Freaky Franky by William Blackwell Giveaway #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/EUbs30ifTl5

 

Excerpt Spotlight: Farraway Mist by Tani Hanes #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/o9kE30ifTiv

 

Enchanter Redeemed by Sharon Ashwood #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/h4th30ifTh0

 

"Drinking the Knock Water" by Emily Kemme #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/HZMe30ifTfl

 

DEFINING HUMAN by Candace Blevins excerpt w/ giveaway #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/StkE30ifTb3

 

Freaky Franky by William Blackwell #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/9ZQ730ifT62

 

Book Tour & Giveaway: Defining Human by Candace Blevins #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/sPZK30ifT9a

 

#BookPromo…The Black Sheep Shadow…#BookBoost #Memoir @RoxanneRhoads BSC & Co. #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/kNFF30ifSVo

 

Book Reviewers Wanted
Request your review copies here: 
https://goo.gl/forms/vJflYYyPlykiLEiB2

 

A Bewitching Tuesday

 

Why Paranormal? Guest Blog - Custodian by Montana Ash
#bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/TRZS30iesG7

 

Enchanter Redeemed by Sharon Ashwood #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/GazY30ienMj

 

DEFINING HUMAN by Candace Blevins #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/MvUO30iemMb

 

EXCERPT - Storm Crossed (Grim Series, #4) by Dani Harper
https://thebookjunkiereadspromos.blogspot.com/2018/02/storm-crossed-grim-series-by-dani-harper.html

 

Freaky Franky by William Blackwell #Horror William Blackwell #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/Vz6230ienWT

 

Drinking the Knock Water: A New Age Pilgrimage by Emily Kemme - Excerpt - Giveaway! #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/Axn530iemVR

 

Defining Human Excerpt & Giveaway!
#bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/vFzH30iesLq

 

Spotlight - The Black Sheep Shadow by Ashley Terrell #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/qaXH30iemB5

 

Farraway Mist by Tani Hanes #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/Kxdk30ieszn

 

Book Tour & Giveaway: Freaky Franky by William Blackwell #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/2F2Q30ienYO

 

Giveaway: A Year in the Life of Dr. Fox by Frederick L. Malphurs #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/pH1C30iemtL

 

Watch the Book Trailer for The Black Sheep Shadow by Ashley Terrell ~ #Memoir #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/K0yy30iemzF

 

Dead Girls Don't Sing by Casey Wyatt Book Tour and Giveaway #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/a9Mg30iemGB

 

The Black Sheep Shadow by Ashley Terrell #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/ymoN30iemCt

 

Spotlight, Book Trailer, & #Giveaway ~ A Year in the Life of Dr. Fox Frederick L Malphurs #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/kFlz30iemrG

 

Book Reviewers Wanted
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A Bewitching Monday

 

An interview and press release with Author William Blackwell, Author of Freak Fanky: Santa Muerte followers discover the horrifying consequences of worshipping with evil intentions. #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/fFTF30icDhx

 

Guest Blog "Farraway Mist" by Tani Hanes #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/jett30icDfg

 

Interview Storm Crossed by Dani Harper and Giveaway
https://viviana-mackade.blog/2018/02/05/on-tour-with-storm-crossed-by-dani-harper-and-giveaway/

 

Custodian by Montana Ash #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/8MV730icCIk

 

Drinking the Knock Water: A New Age Pilgrimage by Emily Kemme #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/9AOn30icDbv

 

Enchanter Redeemed by Sharon Ashwood #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/3JZ330icDcU

 

Series Spotlight & Giveaway: Ages of Invention by S.B.K. Burns #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/GikC30icCL0

 

A Year in the Life of Dr. Fox by Frederick L. Malphurs #thriller #action #adventure http://teatimeandbooks76.blogspot.com/2018/02/a-year-in-life-of-dr-fox-by-frederick-l.html

 

A War has been Brewing in the Shadows. Blood Awakening by Miranda Nichols. #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/bI1130icD4x

 

Ages of Invention Books One and Two by S.B.K. Burns #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/A6uB30icCVg

 

Spotlight & #Giveaway ~ Blood Awakening (Immortal Sleepers Series, Book One) by Miranda Nichols #FantasyRomance Miranda Nichols #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/pobA30icD6c

 

Book Spotlight & #Giveaway ~ Into Nostra (The Pact, Book 2) by Brantwijn Serrah ~ Supernatural Adventure ~ @Brantwijn #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/GmjE30icDjn

 

Book Reviewers Wanted
Request your review copies here:
https://goo.gl/forms/vJflYYyPlykiLEiB2