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Friday, 27 June 2014

Fabulosity Reads Has Moved To Wordpress

Hi there,

Thank you for dropping in.
I apologize for this inconvenience, but could you please click on the link below? This is where my blog resides now. I moved from Blogger to a self - hosted Wordpress site. 

I hope to see you there soon :) 
xo Wendy Ewurum

New Fabulosity Read's blog:
 http://www.fabulosityreads.com/virtual-book-tours/


Monday, 12 May 2014

March and April Giveaway Winners Announced...Did You Win?




Giveaway for the tour: Element of Time by bebe Knight
Bridget E Wilde


Choices by Sheila Bliss Tour
Sue M. Van ( $25 )
All Booked Out ( $25 )



Cash Winners

JGR Writer           ( $20 )
MM Jaye              ( $20 )
Gillian Khay          ( $35 )
Elain Storbeck       ( $25)
Roland Chetty      ($20)

Book Winners

   Deyse      
Sue Ward
Haven Malone
Taura Thomas  
Veronica Morfi   
Wendy Unsworth 
Lu Ann Worley  
Skeeter Lee      
Alisha Seinkiel   
Narcia - Gabriel Murgulet      
Sammy's Book Obsession         
Maggie Steele     
Jenny Esplana      

For more opportunities to win please get involved with these vents.
JOIN the hop for 1 Kindle, Cash & books.
Book A Spot On The Hop

REVIEW &You Could Win 1 of 3 Kindles
Enter The Giveaway







Tour Stop Schedule: Struggles Of the Women Folk by T.M Brown_ MAY 15th



Genres:
African American fiction, 
historical fiction, 
women's issues.

Themes:
 family dynamics, 
romance, 
perseverance
                                                                                                                     
"Struggles of the Women Folk" is based on fictional characters created from stories my grandma shared with me when I was child.  It is the story of Georgie, a young Black girl in the South during the 1940s. I hope that you can appreciate her pain, suffering and betrayal as you travel with her on highs and lows you won't anticipate. This is the story of the power of a woman's courage, love, strength and faith that exists within each and every one us, whether we know it or not..

Excerpt
Sissy knew she wasn’t pretty, cuz erbody told her so! She had all dem black features that erbody thought was ugly: dark skin, short nappy hair, big eyes, big lips, huge breast and a big butt. None of that mattered to me, cuz she was not just my cousin; she was my best friend.
Her momma and mine couldn’t stand each other, but we didn’t care.
We’d been friends for as long as I could remember. Every day, we walked the five miles to the little shack we called skool, carrying our books and lunch pails. Momma would always have something special in my pail. There would be bread, cheese, jelly and sometimes even a slice of homemade cake. Sissy never had anything good. Most times, she only had a piece of bread or some leftover salt pork.
“Ain’t got no money to be spending on some ugly thang like you,” her momma would say. Her momma hated her. Folks say it was because she didn’t know who Sissy’s daddy was. Her momma was walking home one night when some men jumped her in the woods and made her ‘with child’. That’s what the folks called it in 1944. No one used words like pregnant, at least, not the good girls.

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Sunday, 11 May 2014

Tour Stop: A Community Of Butterflies by Barbara Shoff #FREE Amazon Download





Back blurb 
A Community of Butterflies: Chrysalis (Published by LilyBearHouse, LLC.)

 On-again-off-again psychic Vay Armstrong has a plan to change the world. Following ten years of domestic violence and abuse, she struggles with post-traumatic stress, paranoia and an inability to trust others. Determined to escape her reclusive life, she enlists the help of other abuse survivors to create a utopian community within Jakesville, Oklahoma. Will Vay be able to overcome family opposition, a romantic entanglement and a homicidal stalker to make her vision a reality, or will her only reality be a cold hole in the ground?"


Excerpt
Her eyes flashed opened meeting darkness. She heard loud barking near her head, followed by the cracking retort of gunshots outside her window. Her desire to survive overpowered her exhaustion.
He was back.
Reaching across pillows she wrapped her two terriers in one arm. She rolled to the floor, her free hand grasping the .38 from her nightstand. Crouching, she scurried across the hall to her closet sanctuary. She shoved both pets into a single crate.
“Shhh,” she commanded. They obeyed.
Bracing herself against the wall, flipping the safety with her thumb, she waited.
Calls for help were useless. William was never there when law enforcement arrived. She’d remembered the officers’ whispers, “Paranoid. Delusional. Crazy.”

She made the decision.
Escape. 

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Belonging Places Social Blitz Tour by Maryann Weston

Belonging Places Blog Tour Flyer



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Belonging Places Genre: Women Fiction Suspense Three women; three stories on life, lessons and love. Three journeys towards the belonging place; three journeys back to self. Liliana Flint-Smith is starting out on her own. Leaving a dysfunctional family behind her and with nothing but a university degree in librarianship, Liliana moves to a remote village in the country. Different from everyone else in the town, she must find her place in a society that doesn't take kindly to strangers. With the help of an old woman who lives in the flat next to her, Liliana begins to find herself and discovers it was never about her changing, but about learning to be herself. Estelle Wainwright is successful. She's burning up the career ladder and has just made editor at a national women's magazine. Her husband Joel is also carving out his niche as an architect and, together with son Corey, is the picture of success. Or are they? Journey with Estelle as she fights the tension within herself: work and home, career and husband, businesswoman and woman, and navigates through a crisis that will test the decisions she has made about how she lives her life. Jill Bridges is struggling to stay afloat. With the loss of her husband and her children busy with their own lives, she's facing the prospect of a nursing home. But it's her independence that makes her life worth living and she'll be damned if she'll bow to society's plans for her. With a fierce will, Jill must find a way to triumph over old age and emerge into a life that still holds
 meaning.

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 Liliana raised one barely visible eyebrow. “Nothing’s wrong is it?” she said, starting to worry. She really needed to get through this degree. The money her grandmother had left her was starting to run out, and Mr Liazzorini from the pizza bar could only give her two shifts a week. She was tired of the endless baked bean sandwiches, eggs and mince, supplemented by loads of vegetables…because they were cheaper than meat. As she approached her final semester at university, she wanted out, and to begin her search for her ‘place’, she thought wryly as she fingered the corner of the books in her hands. “Nothing’s wrong at all. In fact everything is fine Liliana. I just wanted to talk with you about an Honours’ year next year…in English. But more of that later when we’ve got that much needed coffee in our hands. I’ve only had one this morning and it’s nearly 11 o’clock!” She linked arms with Liliana and half propelled her towards the coffee shop. Once they were seated, she took out a piece of paper which resembled Liliana’s academic transcript. “I hope you don’t mind Liliana, but I was able to access your subject marks in this English major and I have to say they are impressive.” Liliana’s eyes widened and she waited for the joke to come next. When it didn’t, her expression became one of puzzlement. “Ah…I’m not sure I know what you mean. I’ve not done that well in my English major.” Hari smiled as she took a long sip of the soy latte she had ordered. Liliana was waiting for hers to cool, a little bit nervous of testing the heat against her lips in case it spilt. “I’m telling you Liliana, your marks are better than good and I think you have the right attitude to take on Honours…you seem to understand what the writer is actually saying…the guts of it, if you know what I mean and not what academia wants you to think. You’re a complete natural and I think with a little bit of mentoring, you can make a place for yourself here.” Liliana finally took a sip of her coffee and noticed with disappointment it had gone slightly cold. “Here? Oh I don’t think so…I mean I don’t want to sound ungrateful, but I don’t want to stay here.” Hari looked slightly puzzled, and a little bit hurt, Liliana thought. “I’m not sure I know what you mean Liliana. What I’m offering you is a career path to perhaps, one day, lecture at this university. Perhaps write yourself. I really think you’re capable of all this,” she said, waving her arm in an expansive gesture in the general direction of the university. Liliana couldn’t help smile but she quickly forced it back. “Thank you. I really mean that, but I can’t stay here. I’ve got to find my place and this is not it,” she said. She reached into her purse and took out $3 in silver coins. She placed them on the table and bit at her lip. She really was quite nervous at having to disappoint Hari Theodori. Hari touched her arm again. “I understand Liliana, but promise me you will think it over.” Liliana nodded before hurrying out of the coffee shop. She could still make the 301 back to Blacktown. Luckily the term was nearly over and if she arrived and departed Hari Theordori’s classes on time for the next week, she wouldn’t have to talk about the prospect of studying Honours.

 BONUS: Dawn of the Shadowcasters Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Adventure



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Only light can drive back the darkness. Only Stevie Vegas can stop the Shadowcasters. It’s been a year since the 13-year-old skateboarder found out he was an Illuminator with special powers – the ability to read minds and make things happen. Then, he was forced to use his new powers to fight the Shadowcasters. Now they’ve turned up in his hometown wanting revenge, and it will take all his skills as an Illuminator and the help of his friends to beat them again.



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Maryann Weston is a professional writer and communicator, working in private enterprise and for government. She lives in Goulburn, Australia. She has been writing all her life across many mediums and for many purposes. Maryann has written for newspapers – features, news, legal stories – and for government, niche magazines, websites and for social media campaigns. Maryann has written for private enterprise and managed numerous public relations and communications campaigns over the years. For the past 25 years, she has put words together in various ways, for a diverse audience and a variety of reasons, through her professional work and now as an author. Her debut novel Shadowscape – The Stevie Vegas Chronicles is a story about a young skateboarder who has ESP and an amazing Kickflip (skateboard trick for those who don’t know). Her second novel Dawn of the Shadowcasters is Book 2 in the Stevie Vegas Chronicles series and is in Production with Lodestone Books and will be available on 30 May 2014. Maryann has also authored her first adult fiction book, Belonging Places, which is in production. It’s a book for women, and about women and will be published in March 2014. 



You can follow Maryann on: 
Twitter @MaryannWeston or 
her blog at WordPress www.extrasensitiveperson.wordpress.com

For more information about Maryann and her books, head to her website www.maryannwestonbooks.weebly.com



Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Tour Stop Schedule: Legally Undead by @MargoBondCollin _Cover Reveal


Legally Undead, available May 27 
from World Weaver Press


Book Blurb
 A reluctant vampire hunter, stalking New York City as only a scorned bride can.

Elle Dupree has her life all figured out: first a wedding, then her Ph.D., then swank faculty parties where she’ll serve wine and cheese and introduce people to her husband the lawyer.

But those plans disintegrate when she walks in on a vampire sucking the blood from her fiancé Greg. Horrified, she screams and runs--not away from the vampire, but toward it, brandishing a wooden letter opener.

As she slams the improvised stake into the vampire’s heart, a team of black-clad men bursts into the apartment. Turning around to face them, Elle discovers that Greg’s body is gone—and her perfect life falls apart.

 Tour Schedule
May 1st
Magic Mayhem Blog http://MagicMayhemBlog.com
Room With Books roomwithbooks.com
Effrosyni's Blog http://www.effrosinimoss.wordpress.com
Sue And Her Books http://sueandherbooks.blogspot.com/
Melanie Marsak http://melaniekarsak.blogspot.com/
Hotchpotch http://hotchpotching.wordpress.com/
Why I can't Stop Reading http://whyicantstopreading.wordpress.com/
Nicholas Rossis nicholasrossis.me
Blue Chrysalis Book Promotions  http://bluechrysalisbookpromo.wordpress.com/
Lisa Day http://lisaday.weebly.com/
Book and Tales http://booksandtales.blogspot.co.uk/
Musings of a Writer http://havenmalone.blogspot.com/
Nana Prah http://nanaprah.blogspot.com/2014/05/cover-reveal-legally-undead-by-margo.html
MM Jaye writes mmjayewrites.com
DE Haggerty http://dehaggerty.com/
Cheekypee Reads and Reviews http://cheekypeereadsandreviews.blogspot.com/
Qwen, The Poet http://owenhabel.blogspot.com/
JGRWriter http://jgrwriter.wordpress.com/
Scarlet Rhapsodys https://scarletrhapsodys.wordpress.com/



Sunday, 27 April 2014

Tour Stop Schedule: Trinidad & Tobago (Island Hopping series) by Janice Ross: @JGRWriter

Genres
Mystery Romance
Caribbean Literature
Multicultural
Historical Aspects

Noteworthy

There's a murder, but the author keeps light. 
The sexual scenes, too are on a light note and no bad language.

Book Blurb
On the surface, the Island Hopping series is a remarkable journey of Sakkara Riley’s quest to locate her parents. What she learns is so much more than was ever expected. In Island Hopping: Trinidad & Tobago, Sakkara enlists the help of a local elderly historian, Natalia Day and her doting grandson, Anthony Lam. Equipped with her parcel of artifacts and a determined bravado, Sakkara uncovers more than she ever thought possible.



Giveaway Details
USA ONLY: 2 autographed paperback copies of "Island Hopping: Trinidad & Tobago" 
(w/ bonus copy of "Jumping Ship" Introductory Novella)

International: 3 e-copies (any format) of "Island Hopping: Trinidad & Tobago" 
(w/ bonus copy of "Jumping Ship" Introductory Novella)
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Meet the author


Janice G. Ross was born in Guyana, South America and migrated to the USA in 1980. She is an author. She enjoys writing about social issues and personal experiences. Her debut release was entitled Damaged Girls. She uses the three books in that series to detail the effects of different forms of abuse, discussing issues that are known to be taboo. Her latest release, Jumping Ship, is a dedication to her country of birth and an introductory novella to the Island Hopping Series – due out in 2014. It’s poised to be a colorful and emotional experience of life, love and family.
Janice enjoys reading. And is drawn to stories with distinct characters that she can love or hate, characters she can form alliances with or characters that she can swear off and despise. She is also weak for a good cultural tale, preferably in the form of historical fiction. Janice loves to be taken off guard by clever language and settings. Janice is also a devout supporter and promoter of other authors through social media. She hosts a weekly show, Cultural Cocktails, on the largest social radio network, Blog Talk Radio.

Connect with the author




Tour Stop Schedule
MM Jaye writes mmjayewrites.com
Love Bites and Silk http://www.lovebitesandsilk.co.uk/
Mismatched Bookends http://Mismatchedbookends.Blogspot.com
Musings of a Writer http://havenmalone.blogspot.com/
LILLY MAC'S BLOG http://www.lillianmackenzierhine.com
Deal Sharing Aunt http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/
Jana Petken http://www.janapetken.com
Adrienne Thompson Writes http://adriennethompsonwrites.webs.com/apps/blog/
Victorious Reviews and Promotions www.victoriousreviewsandpromotions.wordpess.com
kingston http://sidnereading.blogspot.com
Effrosyni's Blog http://www.effrosinimoss.wordpress.com
kenyan poet owenhabel.blogspot.com
Victorious Reviews and Promotions http://victoriousreviewsandpromotions.wordpress.com
Blue Chrysalis Book Promotions  http://bluechrysalisbookpromo.wordpress.com/
Tattle Tale http://tattlet.blogspot.com/
OEBooks oebooks.blogspot.com
DE Haggerty http://dehaggerty.com/
All Things Bookie http://www.allthingsbookie.com/
Giselle Marks' Tourghs http://gisellemarksthoughts.wordpress.com/
Lisa Day http://lisaday.weebly.com/
Annette Gisby http://agisby.blogspot.co.uk/
Eileen Dandashi http://eileendandashi.wordpress.com/
Scarlet Rhapsody https://scarletrhapsodys.wordpress.com/
Margo Bond Collins http://margobondcollins.com/
Cheekypee Reads and Reviews http://cheekypeereadsandreviews.blogspot.com/
Sue and her Books http://sueandherbooks.blogspot.com/




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