Wednesday, August 5, 2015

#IWSG & The Coriola Series Book Tour by Melinda De Ross!

Where does the time go?

Summer is half over. Practice for football season started for my son this past Monday. Folks around here are already talking about pumpkins and Halloween.

Hold the phone, people!

I'm not ready for any of that crap!

No one loves fall more than I do, but I'm not ready for sweatshirts and leaves changing colors.

Not quite yet.

I'm still hoping to get back to the beach one more time!


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It's August 5th, the first Wednesday of the month, and time for another post from the Insecure Writer's Support Group!

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! 

Make sure you check out all that the IWSG website has to offer. It's SO much more than just one post a month.


Alex J. Cavanaugh's awesome co-hosts for August will be Nancy Gideon, Bob R Milne, Doreen McGettigan, Chrys Fey, Bish Denham, and Pat Garcia!  

Nothing really to report. I've been away from blogging a bit because the BOY is home for summer vacation and bothers me with his incessant chatter.

His constant blather? May I get something to eat? May we go to the library? May I play outside?

You know, annoying stuff like that.

I mean, come on. It's not all about you, kid!

:)


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My two books are on virtual tour this week with Novel Book Tours. You can check out the tour stops HERE.






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Mirage Beyond Flames

Gerard Leon and Linda Coriola fight for the same cause. The attractive, noble, dedicated French doctor and the beautiful, sensitive Italian sculptress both donate their time and money to Hope – a clinic for children’s cancer research and treatment.

From the moment they meet, even the air between them crackles with intense attraction. But her past makes it difficult for Gerard to understand her scars and battle with her demons.

In search of a cure for cancer and armed with an innovative treatment themselves, they leave for Transylvania, that enigmatic land hidden in the heart of the Carpathians.

There they get lost and have a bizarre  experience in the Hoia-Baciu forest, nicknamed The Romanian Bermuda Triangle due to all the inexplicable paranormal phenomena happening in its depths.
But no one believes them, because they don’t have any proof of said experience. 

Or do they?...

*Mirage Beyond Flames is the sister-story of Dante’s Amulet.

Purchase links:  
Amazon


Dante’s Amulet
 

Italian businessman Giovanni Coriola and English target-shooting trainer Sonia Galsworthy have only two things in common—a sizzling chemistry and no desire for commitment. When they meet in London, the world starts spinning faster and they quickly become addicted to each other. The incendiary passion between them skyrockets into smoldering, once-in-a-lifetime love.


Just as they thought they had things settled, a strange discovery triggers a mysterious spiral of events that puts their lives in danger more than once, with no apparent reason.


What connection could there be between an ancient amulet, a secret society and the long-dead poet Dante Alighieri? A sinister, complicated conspiracy that gradually catches up with the characters. And of course, one last twist before the ending.


*Dante’s Amulet is a follow-up of Mirage Beyond Flames.



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Melinda De Ross (real name Anca-Melinda Coliolu) is an international author of Romanian origin. She writes in two languages, and her books combine the elegance specific to the European style with the modern appeal of the American culture. Her favorite genre to read and write in is Romance, and anytime she prefers to watch a classic movie instead of going to a noisy club.


She loves to hear from her readers, and you can find her at:





43 comments:

  1. The summer if flying by. Good luck with the blog tour and to Melinda.
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  2. Wonderful post Heather, We really haven't had a proper summer here, a nice day here and there but today rain again.
    Good luck with your book tours , Sure to be a success.
    Yvonne.

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    1. We've had good weather, thankfully. It's just so fast.

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  3. Heather!
    To a kid, everything is about him.
    Bet you are counting down the days until school starts.

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    1. I truly am counting the days!
      I love him, but he's got to go!

      TY
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  4. I was enjoying thinking that summer was a never-ending season. Thanks for the dose of reality!

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    1. Sorry. It's been tough around here too.
      :)

      TY
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  5. My little guy is already back at school. It's still the middle of summer! It's so weird to me. Good luck with your tour! :)

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    1. I can't believe they start school so early!
      But, that's a good thing. More time for you!

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  6. Thus summer had a late start to begin with and now it's almost gone. I have yet to make it to the beach ONCE. And yes, my kids are all about them too lol How selfish :P

    Good luck with the tour!!! :D

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    1. More beach for all of us! Please, universe!

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  7. At least the boy is saying "may I" instead of "gimme" or other demands. You raised a well mannered child! :) (and I'm sure he behaves this way ALL the time!)
    My goal for today is to get out at lunch and enjoy the summer. Even if just on my lunch break.

    Here is my August IWSG post. It's the second post on my blog today because my Pitch Wars mentor bio needs to stay at the top. Thanks!

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    1. I may be giving him to much credit.
      :)

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  8. At least he actually wants to go to the library!
    I'm ready for it to be fall already but I sure won't be upset about it not being so hot anymore.

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  9. At least he says 'may.' :)

    IWSG #119 until Alex culls the list again.

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    1. Usually.
      I think.
      Now I'll have to check.
      :)

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  10. It's been a strange summer--cool until a couple of weeks ago then hot. Good luck on the blog tour.

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    1. We've had some lovely weather.
      Just goes so fast.

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  11. Now it's back to the schedule, heh? Those kids take a lot of attention and summer's the time for it. No pumpkins yet, please. And the first person say anything about Santa gets a black eye.

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    1. Yeah!
      No Santa until December at least!

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  12. Don't talk to me about fall! Summer is my golden time, when I get the most writing done. I'm trying to enjoy every minute that I have of this last month. Your boy sounds like a great kid!

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  13. Points for may I. At least he asks before doing it! Just remember the little guy will soon be out the door for college. No more time for play. Enjoy him now. All the best in your writing projects.

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    1. It's true. I need to enjoy him, but I'm looking forward to school as well.

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  14. I am with you I need at least one more trip to the beach before everything turns to pumpkin.
    I am excited that my 2nd book will be released in the fall but I'm not in a hurry. Good luck with the book tour!

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    1. Beach! I need more sand and breeze!

      Good luck w/ your book!

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  15. Hi,
    I enjoyed reading the blurbs about your books. Both of them interested me and I've decided to put them on my reading list.
    All the best with your virtual blog tour.

    Shalom,
    Pat Garcia

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    1. Thank you so much!
      I appreciate being on your blog.

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  16. if he says, mother may i... you have NO problems! that's precious!
    i completely agree, school is starting way too early, summer is NOT over!! i refuse to do anything pumpkin until September!

    and i'd like to hear more about this novel book tours - tell me how it went! congrats =)

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    1. I can't believe how old your boys are getting!
      I'll send you an email about the tour.

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  17. I love Fall too and can't wait for it to get cooler, but I haven't even been to the beach once this year. Not once!

    Best of luck with your blog tours! :)

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    1. If you go to the beach then I will too! Promise.
      :)

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  18. Congratulations on your book tour! Enjoy the time you have with the Boy. All too soon he will be all grown up and living on his own. May you get to the beach at least 2 more times!

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    1. It's true. Time does go fast for him too.

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  19. I remember those days with the kids. Hold onto them, time goes by so fast and before you know it they are out of the house and forget about you as they deal more with their friends and co-workers.

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    1. You speak the truth.
      I should enjoy the time more.

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  20. My baby-girl is now married almost six years and going on 28. I still ask myself where the time went. Enjoy every moment, Heather!!

    Good luck with your book tour! I read the blurbs for both and they sound fantastic! Have a great day. Eva

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  21. I'm with you on revisiting the beach! After a summer tour of the SC islands, I'm ready to trade my mountain retreat for a seaside cottage:)

    Uncharted

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  22. The summer is going way too fast. I would like to slow it down.

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  23. Yes, there's still a bit of summer left! Although I know all about the neverending chatter - hard to write with it so just join in and hang out with them! Congrats to Melinda, that sounds like a great series, and good luck with your tour too.

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  24. Yeah on this side, I'm not quite ready to see the end of winter yet either.

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