Blog Tour: Show and Tell by Amy Shojai

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Show_Tell-BlurbSeptember Day, an animal behaviorist, has begun to trust again. Her stalker has been caught and her PTSD is under control. She dares to hope Detective Jeff Combs might become more than a friend, but his investigation into a dog fighting ring leaves her reeling.

Shadow, a German Shepherd autism service dog before losing his-boy to a health crises, wrestles with his own demons.  He’s found love and his true purpose working with September. Now his-boy is back–but changed–and Shadow fears he’ll be forced to choose.

When a desperate mom demands help, and Combs’s son disappears with his dog, September and Shadow must find the children before a devastating storm hits. But the children have a secret plan of their own. Only when September shows true courage, and a good-dog tells the truth, can they find their way home again.

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Blog Tour: An Unbeaten Man by Brendan Rielly

What’s it about?

Cover-1Abandoned by his father, orphaned by his drug-addled mother, and devastated by the murder of his sister, Michael McKeon was once a hardened “street dog who learned to play in traffic.” Years later, Michael, now a Bowdoin College professor of microbiology with a wife and adopted daughter, creates a microbe that instantly cleans up any oil spill, no matter how large, by devouring the oil. That discovery should’ve been the breakthrough that defines a career. Instead, Michael’s life falls apart when The Global Group kidnaps his wife and daughter, forcing him to use his microbe to destroy all Saudi and Russian oil. As Michael races against the clock to save his family, he becomes a threat to the secret efforts of the American, Russian and Saudi governments to douse the flames in the Middle East by implementing a new Marshall Plan.

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Blog Tour: Nation of Enemies by H.A. Raynes

NationOfEnemies_HARaynesWhat’s it about?

2032. Turned away by London Immigration because of his family’s inferior DNA, Dr. Cole Fitzgerald returns to work at Boston’s Mass General hospital. He purchases ballistics skins for family, a bulletproof car and a house in a Safe District. As the War at Home escalates, Cole begins an underground revolution to restore civil liberties and wipe away the inequity of biology. Along the way he’ll risk his family, his career and his life when he discovers the U.S. government may pose a greater threat than the terrorists themselves.

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Literary Ashland with Rick Bleiweiss

Our December guest was Rick Bleiweiss, director of Business Development at Blackstone Audio. Rick gave us a nice overview of the origin of Blackstone and the broad array of services offered by the publisher. One item of importance for writers is Blackstone’s move to become a full fledged publisher. In addition to audio books, its traditional publishing mode, Blackstone will also issue print and e-books. It’s Downpour service offers not only its own audio books but also those of publishers not yet absorbed by Amazon.

 

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