Book Tour Sign Up: Ryder by Charlotte Mallory (April 3 – 7) Genre: Dark Romance @cmalloryauthor @RRBookTours1 #RRBookTours #BookTour

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I’m organizing a book tour to celebrate the release of Charlotte Mallory’s new novel Ryder, which is part one of a dark and spicy duology! The tour will run from April 3rd to the 7th and we will have physical ARCs for serious reviewers in the US, and digital for everyone! 

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Ryder : Shadows and Desires (Warlord Series Book 1)

Expected Publication Date: March 3rd, 2023

Genre: Dark Romance/ Sports Romance

Julie’s imagination spirals with unprofessional daydreams and Ryder has every intention to help her live them out… until a secret from his past forced them to make impossible decisions.

ENEMIES TO LOVERS
FORCED PROXIMITY
FORBIDDEN ROMANCE
SLOWBURN WITH IMMEDIATE TENSION
STEAMY ENOUGH TO FOG A PHONE

Sports therapist Julie Stevens reconsiders her taste in men when a brooding, legendary MMA fighter walks into her small-town gym. The fighter needs a team to prepare him for the brutal, winner-takes-all Warlord tournament. Meeting him in person, she learns that he’s crass, difficult, and even hostile… but she can’t turn him away, as this is the break that the gym needs.

Not only does she have to deal with the fact that Ryder was her celebrity crush for many years, but she also can’t catch a break with the grumpy fighter. Every encounter seems to go wrong… and then, one day, it doesn’t. Ryder’s walls peel back, piece by piece, until the complicated warrior reveals a man who loves hard and unequivocally. Once he wants something, he’ll fight for it.

Including her.

But that may risk Julie losing the gym that she holds up in her brother’s honor. And what will she think when secrets are dragged out of Ryder’s shadows that he’d much rather keep hidden?

CW: This series contains explicit sex scenes, characters who learn to live with grief, references to trauma, reactions to trauma, & vulgar language. This is a duology with a HEA, with a bonus anthology of their life after the story.

About the Author

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Charlotte Mallory is eager to share her love for Dark Fantasy Romance stories, and dabbling in a few Contemporary Romances. What she enjoys most is taking well loved tropes and adding her own take on them. Right now, she greatly enjoys anything with Fantasy or Contemporary with an Alpha male lead, paired with a female lead that can absolutely handle her own! In her spare time, she enjoys nature, bonsai trees, coffee, and taking random art classes.

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Book Tour Sign Up: Flatrock by Luke Harrow (Mar 6 – 10) Genre: Humorous Fantasy @LukeHarrow @RRBookTours1 #RRBookTours #Fantasy

A Cozy Slice-Of-Life Comedy Inspired By Discworld & Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

I’m organizing a tour for a new book called Flatrock by Luke Harrow, and I’m looking for hosts! The tour will run from March 6th to the 7th and there will be physical review copies for reviewers in the UK, digital for everyone!

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Flatrock: A Cozy Slice-Of-Life Comedy Inspired By Discworld & Hitchhiker’s Guide 

Publication Day: January 8th, 2023

Genre: Humorous Fantasy

“Oops,” said God.
These words were uttered just after the creation of the planet that would be called Flatrock, and from there, things only got worse.

All Milo wants is a life full to the brim with peace and quiet, though his new work associate, Heidi, is a little more adventurous, wishing to see everything the wide world has to offer. These unlikely friends see the planet at its best and worst, from ancient wonders, to repulsive paperwork, and everything in between, learning all the while just how astounding the world can be.

The Highs & Lows Of Flatrock is a cosy slice-of-life comedy following Milo, Heidi, and the people that surround them on this weird planet as they fumble through the complete catastrophe of life and humanity left in God’s wake.

Welcome, everyone, to Flatrock!

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Luke Harrower is a new author from the UK who enjoys comedy and fantasy writing, ranging from light-hearted sitcoms to dark and twisted horror. Luke has spent much of his adult life writing, watching, and performing comedy in some form. After finding out he had a speech impediment called “Being Scottish,” he decided to focus on the written word rather than speaking.

 

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Book Tour Sign Up: Love Like a Cephalopod by Cassondra Windwalker (Mar 6 – 10) Genre: Paranormal/ Fantasy @WindwalkerWrite @RRBookTours1 #RRBookTours

Love is even more dangerous than death…

Looking for something outside the Valentine’s Day box?

I’m organizing a tour for an urban fantasy called Love Like a Cephalopod by Cassondra Windwalker, and I’m looking for hosts! The tour will run from March 6th to the 10th and digital ARCs are available now!

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Love Like a Cephalopod

Expected Publication Date: February 15th, 2023

Genre: Paranormal Fantasy

Publisher: Bayou Wolf Press

To death and to the dragon born.

Being an executioner for the state is exhausting, but after a lifetime of dispatching the criminal

and the inconvenient, fifty-eight-year-old Grenda finds it does have its compensations. Her cat-

sized dragon Bjartur and the dragon eggs she tends are all the friends and family she needs. Completely cut off from the outside world, she happily accepts the luxuries owed her status – including a pet octopus named Morrigan – without the faintest twinge of conscience or doubt.

All that changes when she encounters the most unexpected nemesis: a young refugee girl whom Grenda is incapable of executing. Against her will, Grenda finds herself shifting from killer to caretaker, risking her life to defy the state she’s never questioned and help young Allora to freedom. Everything Grenda thinks she knows about her world, her life, and even her own identity cascades out of her control—including the dragon-bond she holds dearer than life itself.

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Cassondra Windwalker is the multi-genre author of several novels and award-winning poetry collections. She has lived in the South, the Midwest, and the West, and presently writes full-time from the grim coasts of the Frozen North. Regrettably, she has no dragon of her own, but she keeps company with corvids, anemones, moose, and mycelium. Readers are invited to reach out to her on Twitter @WindwalkerWrite.

 

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Book Tour & Book Box Giveaway: Woodborn by Heather Nix – Genre: Sapphic Fantasy/ High Fantasy @RRBookTours1 #RRBookTours #BookTour #LGBTQ2+Books

Woodborn by Heather Nix is finally on tour and we’re thrilled to share it today! Read on for details and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end – A book box containing the book and other bookish goodies!

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Woodborn (Song of Gods #1)

Expected Publication Date: January 21, 2023

Genre: Sapphic Fantasy/ High Fantasy

“I do not know how I lived in darkness for so many years with this bright world just waiting for me to grasp it.”

Maelwen is a young witch trapped in a harsh and unforgiving life. Friendless and alone, she endures terrible abuse in order to survive in the desolate land of Iowain.

Across the continent, Cicerine, a virtuous young faun, lives in the idyllic glade of Kanitosh Woods. Alongside her mother and closest friend, she is raised with dutiful reverence for the god, Idyth—led by the mysterious Father Farragen.

After escaping her tormentor and seeking a new life of her own, Maelwen finds a fresh start in the seedy trade city of Konidas. Meanwhile, a terrible tragedy befalls the glade, and Cicerine must flee to the same seaside town, leaving behind all she has ever known.

As a dark and menacing force spreads across Idythia, can Maelwen’s gifts and Cicerine’s developing power stand against the threat which faces them all? Alongside found family, new friends, and a crew of sapphic pirates, the line between good and evil is tested as the continent prepares for an epic battle.

CW: This is a sapphic fantasy novel, featuring a great deal of blood. Full list here

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My bare feet pad along the floor of my small apartment as I head toward the bedroom. The desolate and stark journey from Iowain to Konidas took three days’ time, and I arrived two months ago today. I slept on the open ground, wrapped in my cloak beneath the wide sky, full of stars. I did not encounter a single living creature as I flew. The nights were silent but for the whistle of the wind and the soft rustle of my cloak, becoming as familiar to me as a part of my ‌body. Tiny pinprick scars now run along my arms and back from wrist to wrist, where it stitches to my skin for flight, looking like a seam pulled undone. They are the only wounds which my body has not healed. It feels odd, like finding something I did not know belonged to me. The cloak currently lies draped over a chair in my sitting room, humming softly to me as I sit on my bed. Months ago, I only dreamed of freedom. Now, I have it.

This apartment sits over a tavern in Konidas. The owners are human, plump, and kind-hearted. The night I arrived here, the tavern was the first open business I found, and I shook off the chill at a barstool with a tankard of frothy ale. The barkeep made small talk, and after the ale loosened my tongue, I let slip that I had just arrived and had made no arrangements for housing. I had planned on renting a room at the inn by the docks, despite the cost—rooms were rented by the day or the hour, not monthly. Without renting one of the rickety, dilapidated homes in town or an apartment above one of the small businesses, the cost of living in a transient city like Konidas is high. However, by the end of the night, I had made my first friend, the barkeep, Shell. She is the daughter of the tavern owners who coincidentally, and conveniently, had an empty apartment upstairs. I can’t help but feel like this is all too easy, too good. I have never had a home or a friend, and this comfort is unnerving. Some god or goddess must have been on my shoulder, guiding me toward complete strangers who somehow trusted me enough to offer up an apartment within hours of my arrival. I would say thanks if we still recalled the names of the gods. I paid them upfront for three months, a show of good faith that I can at least be counted on in that regard. I am not a friendly face, but money is just as good when it comes to trust. For the second time today, I pull out my sack of coin from beneath my mattress and count it. Jarrus’s savings and my meager hoard made a fair sum, and I have a decent amount left, but soon I will need to come up with a way to make more. I slide beneath my blankets and with a small smile allow myself to drift to sleep—almost happy for the first time in my life.

I wake with the dawn, the pale pink light of sunrise filtering through my small window. There is a marked quiet to the morning and my brow furrows as I look around. My cloak has gone quiet. The persistent hum has stopped, and my senses feel dulled. I am tired, despite my night of sleep, and my body aches. Hunger grabs onto the pit of my stomach with a twisting cramp and I stand, unsteady on my feet. I dress in a pair of charcoal gray pants and a silk blouse, and I pull my long hair back into a leather tie. The staircase down to the tavern seems to shift beneath my feet, and I grip the railing to keep from falling. Shell is busy wiping down the bar, and I can smell something cooking in the kitchen, but it makes my stomach turn. Nearly gagging, I push my way through the door and out into the morning bustle.

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Heather Nix is the debut author of Woodborn, the first book in the Song of Gods series. Born and raised in sunny San Diego, CA she longs to return to the forests of the Pacific Northwest. She is the mother of two human and three cat children, and enjoys tattoos, tabletop RPGs, and creating feminist art in her limited spare time. Heather is passionate about writing queer fantasy and strives to create nuanced characters who resonate with underserved communities.

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Book Tour: A Deal with Darkness by Alexis L. Menard – Genre: Dark Romance/ Dark Fantasy @almenard @RRBookTours1 #RRBookTours #BookTour

We are thrilled to share A Deal with Darkness by Alexis L, Menard with all of you! This romantic fantasy will keep you warm during the long dark months of winter! 

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A Deal with Darkness (Eternal Night #2)

Publication Date: November 10, 2022

Genre: Dark Romance/ Dark Fantasy/ Vampire Romance

Before the Eternal Night or the Huntress, there was a deal with darkness.

Isoldra Maan is drowning in debt, specifically over 250 souls deep. As a Hound for the diabolical yet irresistible Lord of Lost Souls, she’s been stuck serving the fallen god and hunting his contracts in order to be free of her own. But when Haalarcus strikes a bargain with a divine, he places her freedom finally within reach.

A dark power threatens the integrity of the realm, splitting open the world and starting a series of plagues that force humanity to point fingers at the heavens. Isoldra reluctantly agrees to work with the divine who turns out to be the self-righteous watcher, Evander, in order to track down the heretic causing all this, but the simplicity of this bargain complicates when the stakes become much bigger than her freedom.

An evil has awakened. A darkness unleashed. When death is not the end, how far will she go for a love crossing realms, lifetimes, and the very concept of mortality?

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Don’t miss out on A Night of Wings and Starlight, the first book in the Eternal Night series

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A Night of Wings and Starlight (Eternal Night #1)

Breaking the curse will risk her heart, her life, and the future she never thought possible.

Before Arya was Chosen, she knew nothing of what lay waiting in the eternal night—certainly not alluring yet arrogant winged Watchers, a cursed queen, nor the possibility that she could be more than a runner, carrying messages through the vampyre-infested wastelands of Valdihr.

But the biggest surprise waiting in the dark is the brazen Watcher who sparks her heart and calls her a Huntress.

A hundred years shrouded in darkness and Arya is the only one who can finally bring back the dawn. With a blessing that marks her for death and an infuriatingly tantalizing man at her side, Arya must embrace her calling and her courage in order to face the danger lurking in the shadows. Because the night holds more than just secrets, and the monsters are closer than she realizes.

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Alexis is a registered nurse based out of Louisiana where she lives with her husband, toddler, and two oversized dogs. She enjoys long walks through the Renaissance Fair, reading smutty romance into the dark hours of the night, and wine nights with her “Finer Things Club.” She hopes to enrich the lives of her readers with worlds they can both escape in and take with them long after the final chapter.

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Book Tour Sign Up: A Town Called Why by Rick Lenz (Feb 20 – 24) Genre: Suspense/ Mystery @RickLenz @KeriBarnum @NewShelvesBooks @RRBookTours1 #RRBookTours

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I’m organizing a book release tour for a suspense novel called A Town Called Why by Rick Lenz. The tour will run from February 20th to the 24th and the author is looking primarily for reviews, and interviews, though there will be room for book spotlights. We have physical ARCS for reviewers in the US and digital for everyone. 

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A Town Called Why

Expected Publication Date: February 21, 2023

Genre: Mystery/ Suspense/ Private Detective

Simple justice or an eye for an eye? Half-Apache cop confronts pure evil.

Colleagues of Frank Gaines, a half-Apache, Arizona desert town police detective, know him as a courageous man. Gaines doubts that. He suspects he’s afraid of not behaving courageously. He goes into therapy. This creates a new problem: he is falling in love with his therapist, a striking, full-blooded Apache woman, Sunny Kacheenay, granddaughter of a great shaman, who has mystical gifts of her own.

A distant maternal relative of Gaines dies by shotgun blast. Against her own best professional instincts, Sunny is forced to tell Gaines that by ancient, ancestral law, his sacred duty is to find, torture and kill the murderer.

Jokingly, Gaines tells her it’s not the 1800s anymore.

Sunny doesn’t laugh.

In the process of trying to hunt down the most malignant villain Gaines has ever heard of, he begins to test his courage for real and to recognize his true feelings about life, love, and courage.

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About the Author

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When Rick Lenz retired as a stage and film actor (playing opposite Ingrid Bergman, John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Walter Matthau, Peter Sellers, etc.), his passion for drama refused to retire with him. Although he was an actor most of his life, he is also a seasoned writer. His plays have been produced Off-Broadway, on PBS television, and in regional theatres across the country. Rick’s memoir North of Hollywood was called “masterful” by Writer’s Digest. His first novel, The Alexandrite was named “one of the best books of the year” by Kirkus Reviews. Bret Easton Ellis called it “almost impossible to put down.” Rick’s books have won several awards, including, Readers Views (first place), the Chanticleer Somerset Grand Prize for Literary, Contemporary and Mainstream Fiction, an IPPY Award, and a Foreword Book of the Year. Most recently, his time-travel love story Hello, Rest of My Life was a 2022 Silver Nautilus Book Award winner (fiction), and Eric Hoffer Award finalist (fiction). He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Linda and an ever-shifting array of animals. 

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