Friday, 23 December 2016

Day 5 Part 2: Feeling Festive #BooksForChristmas #RPBP #ASMSG

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Welcome To Day 5 Part Two Of #BooksForChristmas from Sarah Jane & Rukia Publishing.

The second part of today's book recommendations is from author Pablo Michaels. He has just released a new series but today we would like to familiarize you with a book this author published in 2015!

On September 7, 2015 Max Lemberger reviewed this book and this is what he had to say!
"I normally don't read M/M stories but a friend recommended this book to me and I'm glad I read it. It is a collection of four stories, two short and two close to novella length that give the reader a look inside of the life of gay men. I especially liked the first two stories, "Growing Up in My Home Town" and "Then and Now". Both of these stories deal with the painful awkwardness of the teen age years with the additional burden of knowing you are gay but lacking the sense of self to act on the realization. The stories were told in a first person style that was more like a memoir than a contrived dark homo erotic confessional. I especially liked the fact that the author used language and expression of a teenager and not the polished prose of an older more seasoned man. Because these two stories are without explicit sex scenes they would make good material for a YA work. Fiction is often a tool of self discovery, theses stories could help young men struggling with sexual identity and on this basis I give the work a five star rating."

Take a look at Pablo Michaels Rukia Publishing Book Showcase for more about this book and his newest series.
You can also find out more about the author Pablo Michaels by going to his Meet The Author Page, where you will find his in depth interview! 
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Day 5 Part 1: Feeling Festive with #BooksForChristmas #RPBP #ASMSG

Welcome PT Macias

Welcome To Part 1 of Day 5 #BooksForChristmas 
From Sarah Jane & Rukia Publishing

Part One of today's Festive Book Recommendations is from author PT Macias! She is an Amazon award winning, Top 10 Bestselling and immensely popular author P.T. Macias channels her engaging and irresistible characters so that they spring from the pages and cause her readers to fall permanently in love. She is widely recognized as "The Reigning Queen of Alphas" P. Mattern, Amazon Best Selling Author.
Learn More About P. T. Macias, click here!

The pure exhaustion of eternal punishment as a fallen has left our sexy but naughty angel, Samyaza, desperate for companionship...desperate to be set free and only you hold the key.

What would you give for one night of unbridled passion? Samyaza gave his life, his freedom...everything. After thousands of years of pain and punishment the fallen one thought he'd seen it all...not even close.

Now evil threatens the world and the Watchers are our only hope. Falling from grace was easy, eternal suffering has become common place, wishing for death an everyday occurrence but when faced with a chance for redemption Samyaza fears he could fail.

His test for heavenly grace comes in the form of a beautiful, confident, modern woman who captures the fallen one heart and soul.

Strength he has. Faith in the God that sentenced him to a life in chains he holds close but all may be lost with just one look from this very special woman.

With his life, his soul and his heart on the line, can Samayza save the world or destroy it?

You can read a sample from this book and the next three in this series plus many more of her books at the authors Rukia Publishing Book Showcase!


Thursday, 22 December 2016

Day 4 Feeling Festive #BooksForChristmas: Two Awesome Memoirs! #RPBP #ASMSG

Welcome To Day 4 Of #BooksForChristmas from Sarah Jane & Rukia Publishing

For your reading and listening delight today we have TWO memoirs to recommend to you.

Prunes for Breakfast
by John Searancke 
Many years after the deaths of my parents, my aunt handed me a box filled with letters that my father had written to my mother over the period from 1940 to 1945. This was the starting point of a journey for me to rediscover the father I had never really known.
This is the story of John Searancke's parents, told mostly from the side of his father, Eddie Searancke, from the time of his calling up in early 1940 to his release from a prisoner of war camp in Germany in 1945, thence his return to England to try to pick up the pieces of his old life. Nothing could ever be quite the same afterwards.
The letters take listeners through five captivating years, telling of the ups and downs, the plots and counterplots, as Eddie rose through the ranks to end his war as a captain, elevated to that rank in the field as his troops faced the formidable might of the SS Panzers. The letters also reveal where his battle came to an abrupt end, in an orchard surrounded by the enemy and captured after a series of bloody skirmishes as the British army spearheaded its way from the beaches of Normandy. The journey as a prisoner across France and Germany in a truck, with comrades dying each day, may be as hard to listen to as it is to tell, particularly when a new life and new harsh rules had to be learned and rigidly enforced in a prison camp in northern Germany, the final destination.
This is written as part memoir, part fictionalized retelling and partly in letter format; John draws together all sources to recreate the five years of war and hardship that the letters span.

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The Lullaby Illusion
By Susan Joyce

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Here's what Amazon readers are saying about The Lullaby Illusion.

"Rich in dialogue, humour and history, with glorious descriptions of her travels, in this memoir we see Susan Joyce develop from the innocent young wife into a wise and determined woman."

"An absolutely gripping memoir written by somebody who has that rare combination - experience of earth shattering events which turn our stomachs to water, and the writing skills to capture the whole experience."

"Each page brings another revelation, leaving the reader amazed at how intriguing her life has been so far. Mixed with emotional trauma, war and interspersed with details of other adventures, and leaving you wanting more. It is a Memoir that will leave you amazed."

Get your copy of The Lullaby Illusion 
at all good online bookstores

We hope you enjoy our recommended reads!

Merry Christmas

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Day 3 Feeling Festive with #BooksForChristmas #RPBP #ASMSG

Welcome To Day 3 Of #BooksForChristmas from Sarah Jane & Rukia Publishing

            Meet the author Judith Lucci here

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           Rukia Publishing recommended read

Viral Intent by Judith Lucci

A major political convention and an unidentified killer virus in the CCMC Emergency Department has the NOPD hopping. Internet chatter suggesting a terror attack in the Big Easy has chilled the hearts of law enforcement. Alex and Jack must learn to play well with the CDC, FBI, and Secret Service to save the streets of New Orleans.

Reader Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Another Thrilling and Emotional Novel 
By Linda Rainey on December 1, 2016 Format: Kindle Edition 
Wow!!!!! Another thrilling and emotional novel with Alex, Robert, and CCMC. The suspense kept me riveted to the pages. Judith Lucci paints a portrait with her characters, the setting and the story line. I look forward to the next book in the series.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Mandus on April 24, 2016 
Format: Kindle Edition 
Viral Intent is a gripping and compelling read by Judith Lucci that builds upon former plots and characters in her first two novels. This book further distinguishes her as an excellent thriller writer. The story begins with an unidentified viral outbreak in the emergency department where the first fatalities prove to be part of the upfront security detail for the US President. The plot builds as more people become ill and the local and federal authorities suspect either domestic or international terrorism. A tale of changing values, duplicity, terror and reward make this an excellent read. All in all, this is a well-written and compelling thriller with great drama and excellent pacing that keeps the pages turning. Highly recommended.

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Merry Christmas

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Day 2 Feeling Festive with #BooksForChristmas #RPBP #ASMSG

Welcome To Day 2 Of #BooksForChristmas from Sarah Jane & Rukia Publishing

An ideal Christmas gift idea for the teenage reader - The Darzoids' Stone

When the school summer trip to Blackpool gets cancelled, Harry's parents offer to include Harry's friends in their trip to Tredock Cove in Cornwall. Amelia, Mitch and Asad are grateful - Cornwall will be great and, even if it isn't as great as Blackpool, anything is better than being stuck at home, right? Ryan is less convinced. He's not the most open-minded of boys and he sincerely believes that Cornwall is full of carrot-crunchers. But he goes along anyway, even if it is reluctantly. Even Ryan doesn't want to be left at home by himself.
And it doesn't take long for the quiet break in Cornwall to turn into something much more exciting - and frightening. The kids find a secret code and become convinced that cracking it will lead them to hidden treasure.
As our heroes search for treasure, they find themselves pitted against these ancient forces. And they will need some extraterrestrial help if they ever hope to defeat them.

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Want To know More About Richard Smith? You're in luck! Rukia's Interview with Richard about his life and newest book The Darziod's Stone is here

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Merry Christmas!


Monday, 19 December 2016

Day 1 Feeling Festive with #BooksForChristmas #RPBP #ASMSG

Welcome To Day 1 Of #BooksForChristmas from Sarah Jane & Rukia Publishing

Check out the Meet the Author feature at Rukia Publishing and read an interview with The Black Rose, aka Alexandra, who kindly talked to me about her breath-taking series The Killing Game and her writing.

Visit The Killing Game Book Showcase page here
Featured Book page here

These magnificent ebooks are just 99c each, so why not top up your ereader with some great books fro the Christmas Holidays!
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Merry Christmas

Saturday, 17 December 2016

The Perfect Book For Audio: Prunes For Breakfast By John Searancke #RPBP

Today, I am honoured to welcome the author John Searancke to tell us a little about how he came to write this beautiful story of love and war based on war time letters.

Welcome John, Can you tell us a little about yourself and how you came to write this amazing book.
I was born in 1943 at Derby Royal Infirmary, a war baby, and for the first 18 years of my life my home was in Ashby de la Zouch, an old market town in Leicestershire. I was sent away to become a boarder at Kings Mead Preparatory School, Seaford, and then Rugby School. Having been at Rugby has certainly stood me in good stead throughout my life, and I could not have asked for better.

I am still not quite sure exactly how it came about (perhaps because my maternal grandfather was a solicitor) but I suddenly found myself articled to a firm of solicitors in Ashby. It was not a happy period for anyone concerned, although I have to concede that I learned a lot during my time there, but it was clear that I was too much of a free spirit to enjoy being chained to a desk for a pittance each week. The only highlights to my miserable years as a bookworm were trips out to criminal courts or prisons. I must have been to every prison in the Midlands.

Concurrently, I was commissioned into the Territorial Army and still proudly display my certificate signed by HM The Queen.

When my parent’s marriage began to founder, I relocated to West Sussex to help out at their latest venture, a country hotel. My few weeks’ offer of help (neither of my parents having even the slightest knowledge of, or interest in, the hotel industry) turned into some 35 years, with me taking over from them, changing and extending the place considerably along the way. My restaurant in the hotel held 2 AA Rosettes for food for a number of years right up until I sold the business.

My son Marcus, my pride and joy, was born in St. Richards Hospital, Chichester. As I write this, he has turned 41, and he is an accountant. Married to Tina, they have provided me with two lovely grandchildren, Josh and Sam.

After I sold my hotel I moved up to Lancashire, where I had met and later married Sally. We started a new business together, a commercial legal services company, something completely new for both of us. During that time we encountered a puppy, Freddie, a Jack Russell/Staffie cross, who we “rescued” from the RSPCA and fell in love with.

We sold out on a high after some 10 years, enabling us to seriously consider the move to Tenerife. With nothing to hold us back, we made the life-changing move, and have not regretted it. Did I think that retirement would be relaxation in the sunshine? Far from it! I think that I have never been so busy, and the latest of my activities is becoming restaurant reviewer for the main Canary Islands newspaper. I was flattered to have been invited to the position. Our exploits in Tenerife with Freddie form the backbone of the stories in my first book.

My second book is an entirely different proposition, a different genre, and written in a completely different style. When a cache of letters, written by my father to my mother during the years of World War 2 eventually came in to my possession, I concluded that I should share some of them with a wider audience. In between a selection of those letters is traced the story of his life over those five long war years. It fascinated me to learn of the day to day life of an enlisted man – and later officer – as the war progressed to its inevitable conclusion, though finally without him as he languished behind the wire in a POW camp in Germany after having been captured on the battlefields of Normandy. And so his story has finally been written and my second book has now made it into print.

How was the book received by your fans and readers?
The response has been heart-warming and unexpected. Local press, libraries and reader groups have featured Prunes for Breakfast and I am humbled by the reviews so far.

Check out John's reviews here to see for yourself why this is a bestseller!

Why did you decide to produce an audio book version?
It was actually by demand from my fans and followers. This is a book of approximately 7 hours solid reading time and therefore lends itself to audio book format so that readers of all ages, can enjoy it. The process of finding the right narrator was arduous at time by Nick Jermyn was recommended and has done an outstanding job.

Where can we buy the audio book?
The audio book version is produced by ACX and available on:

John, I would like to wish you every success with the new release audio book.

If you have any questions for John please comment below and be sure to share this post to your family and friends.
Take care and keep reading!