Showing posts with label Goddess Fish Promotions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Goddess Fish Promotions. Show all posts

Friday, October 5, 2018

Goddess Fish Promotions Tenth Anniversary

GIVEAWAY
Goddess Fish Promotions Tenth Anniversary

Goddess Fish Promotions Tenth Anniversary

Welcome to the Goddess Fish Promotions Tenth Anniversary month-long celebration! The tour stops here today for a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.

Description
Who is Goddess Fish Promotions? And what do we do? We're glad you asked!


We didn't want your visit here to be dry and boring, so we decided to have a poetry competition and put what we do into verse. Here are the initial entries:
Marianne:
Roses are Red.
Violets are Blue.
I'm awful at poetry.
Coffee.
Judy:
We can edit your book
find things you didn't see
It will be fun to look
at the changes from me.
Yeah, for some reason, Judy won!
Even better, her poem is correct. We DO offer Editing as one of our options. We also offer Virtual Book Tours, Graphic Design, Bargain Book Promotion, and Twitter Promotion.
We hope you enjoyed getting to know us a little (more information is below) and we'd like to do the same. We'd LOVE to see a little poem that tells us a bit about you in the comments. We'll be awarding random book giveaways and $5 Amazon gift cards to some of the best poetry we find. It might not be at every stop, but when something really makes us smile, we'll reward it! Come on, be daring ...

Praise for Goddess Fish Promotions
Here are a couple of testimonials from clients:
“I worked with Marianne on a complete edit and was very happy with the results. Her feedback was clear, easy to follow, and she probed on things I hadn’t thought of. She was also responsive whenever I had questions and helped me work through a few issues. Her feedback and guidance improved the quality of my manuscript, all at a very fair price. I’m working on my next book and plan to use their services again.” ~ J B Glazer, author, In Search of Mr. Anonymous
“Choosing the right editor for a project is incredibly important to an author. Let’s face it, we want the best for our books. When I was considering editors for my first indie-published book, Regenerate, I naturally thought of Goddess Fish Promotions–and I’m so glad I did. Marianne Arkins and Judy Thomas are incredibly attentive and professional during the entire editing process. Their input was invaluable and the story is much stronger because they cared enough to help unsnarl plot points and find order in the chaos. I can’t wait to work with them again. Truly, a top-notch editorial team!” ~ Sarita Leone, award-winning author of Regenerate
You can see more testimonials here.

About Goddess Fish Promotions
Goddess Fish Promotions was established October 14, 2008. Why? Well, when Marianne became a published author and got her the first taste of trying to promote a book on a budget, there was only one other virtual book tour company in place at the time, and their fees were simply too high for a small press author. After coordinating and running her own tour, she knew other authors could use the same service for a reasonable price. Thus, Goddess Fish Promotions was born.
Because both Judy and Marianne were authors and editors prior to running Goddess Fish Promotions, they approach the business with a unique point of view and treat their clients how they would expect to be treated.
The people behind the fish:
Judy Thomas - The Goddess
Judy has a college degree in English and she’s worked in retail, education, at her local library as well as an editor for a small press and for the now-defunct ShadowKeep Ezine. She’s also a published author so can see things from both sides of the fence. In 2013, she “retired” and now spends her days helping authors make their dream come true - as well as working as much as she can with her local theater group.
Marianne Arkins - Fish
Grammar freak and coffee lover, Marianne wrote her first novel at ten years old, built her first commercial website in 2000, and published for the first time in 2006. She worked as a professional editor for just over a year and knows what it’s like to write, edit, and promote a book on a budget.
One of our interviews during the tour explains our nicknames ... keep visiting daily to find out!

Giveaways
Enter the tour-wide giveaways for a chance to win some great prizes.
This one is for everyone. Prizes: one $50 Amazon/B&N gift card, two $25 Amazon/B&N gift cards, two $10 Amazon/B&N gift cards.

And this one is for authors. Prizes: Two $10 gift cards for any Goddess Fish Promotions service, Winner’s choice of either a free blurb blitz (2 weeks) or book blast (5 days), 50% off any tour (excludes Review Tour or Full Service Tour), four free 25-page complete book edit, Two winner’s choice of teaser or social media cover graphic design.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

"Another Five Minutes" by Destiny Booze

REVIEW and GIVEAWAY
Another Five Minutes
by Destiny Booze

Another Five Minutes by Destiny Booze

Another Five Minutes is currently on tour with Goddess Fish Promotions. The tour stops here today for my review, an excerpt, and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other participating blogs as well.


Description
Loving him is easy.
Fearing him is necessary.
Trusting him could be a deadly mistake.
Born deaf and living with an anxiety disorder, Brooke Hartley manages life in five-minute intervals. It’s all she can do to get out of bed each morning. She’s hidden inside her sister’s apartment for over a year.
Everything changes when Brooke’s sister goes missing. Her fragile world crashes. She is desperate to find her, and she’ll need help.
Haunted by a past he needs to forget, Scott Derrico keeps to himself until his gallery manager, Autumn Hartley, suddenly disappears. He is forced out of his isolation to help a woman that needs him with a terrifying intensity.
Scott tries to deny his attraction to Brooke. He doesn’t want to get emotionally involved but he craves her like nothing else. And, for her, he is a dark and sexy diversion to overcome her fear.
With a genuinely flawed and relatable heroine and a mysterious and protective hero, you won’t want this love story to end. You’ll beg … for another five minutes …

Excerpt
Scott stopped so he could stare at Autumn’s sister. He’d forgotten—again—that she was coming. Maybe if he’d remembered, he would have been more prepared.
Brooke was absolutely beautiful.
Her eyes met his, and he couldn’t look away. Those large, gorgeous eyes held him in place better than steel bars could have. He could stare at those eyes for the rest of the day, or week, or longer.
He suddenly remembered his manners. He’d told Autumn he would make this easier for her. He forced a polite smile, completely aware his behavior was not going unnoticed.
With a pointed stare, Autumn stepped toward him. “What’s wrong? And don’t answer where she can see you. She reads lips.”
He turned sideways, away from Brooke, opened his mouth to respond, and shrugged instead.
“Did you change your mind about her working here?”
“No, of course not.”
“Okay. So why are you looking at her like that?”
Again, he shrugged. What was he supposed to say? Sorry, but I don’t want to have the hots for your sister. You should have told me she was so beautiful.
“Oh,” she said, her eyebrows lifting.
Oh? What the heck did she mean by that?
“You realize I have a picture of my sister on my desk, right? It shouldn’t be a surprise to you that she’s pretty.”
He hadn’t noticed the picture. Obviously. And, she was way more than pretty.
Her look of surprise suddenly changed. “Scott, don’t you dare make a move on my sister. I mean it. That’s the last thing she needs right now.”
“That won’t happen.”
“Good. Now, please turn back around and say hello. I want her to feel welcome.”
Right. He turned back, shoved his hair away from his face, and instantly went right on staring. “Hey. Welcome to the team.”
Was that his voice? It was much softer than normal. He had to snap out of this.
She gave such a small smile that he wondered if he imagined it.
Had she understood what he’d said? Maybe he hadn’t spoken slowly enough?
He looked back to Autumn to make sure she wasn’t still glaring at him. She was. Oh hell. He walked away to his studio. This day was not going to get any easier.
[Want more? Click below to read a longer excerpt.]


Praise for the Book
“This is a stunningly original novel, well written and tense enough to satisfy the most finicky suspense story lovers. Highly recommended.” ~ Grady Harp
“This story caught me and would not let go! The instant attraction between Brooke and Scott was great but not the only pull in this story. I had to know what happened, who did it, and could not stop turning pages. […] From Brooke's past tragedies to the current situation, I enjoyed the entire package. I highly recommend this story.” ~ Christine Woinich

My Review
I received this book in return for an honest review.


By Lynda Dickson
Brooke is deaf and suffers from anxiety - to the point where she can’t leave the apartment she shares with her twin sister Autumn. Scott is an artist who employs Autumn as his gallery manager and who struggles with his own internal demons. When Autumn disappears suddenly, Brooke and Scott team up to find her. In the process, two damaged people might just become whole again.
The story is told alternately from the points of view of Brooke and Scott in the third person. I had trouble keeping up with whose head I was inside and would have preferred if the story was told in the first person. The author vividly evokes Brooke’s feelings of anxiety with descriptions such as this one: “She drowned in the fear. That was what it felt like. There was no air, no escape, no help, no hope.” Her inability to speak is handled skillfully, although her thoughts and signing become confused towards the end, as they are both italicized.
Brooke’s and Scott’s sudden, intense attraction to each other may sound unbelievable to some, but I know from experience that feelings can develop that quickly. The thing I did find unbelievable – especially given her anxiety disorder - was that Brooke was willing to become intimate with Scott while she was so worried about her missing sister. I was disappointed that Scott admits he fell in love with Brooke because she’s so beautiful. I also wasn’t a fan of his nickname for Brooke: “little girl”. While the quick pace will keep you turning the pages, it feels like everything is wrapped up a little too quickly in the end.
A real page-turner.
Warnings: domestic violence, sexual references, sex scenes, graphic violence.

About the Author
Destiny Booze
Destiny Booze is an interesting name, true? Destiny’s mom found her first name in a romance book. Her last name was a gift from the man she loves.
She writes novels with intense conflicts, ongoing suspense, romance, and happy endings. She grew up at a campground where she spent her summers working long hours mowing, cleaning bathrooms, lifeguarding, and leading activities.
Destiny resides in Botetourt County, Virginia where she strives to be the best wife, mother, and writer that she can be. Her family is always priority number one. Other things of great importance to her are friends and her readers!

Giveaway
Enter the tour-wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or B&N gift card.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

"Single and Looking: Daisy" by Belinda Austin

EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
Single and Looking: Daisy
(Secret Lives of Sisters Book 1)
by Belinda Austin

Single and Looking: Daisy (Secret Lives of Sisters Book 1) by Belinda Austin

Single and Looking: Daisy by Belinda Austin is currently on tour with Goddess Fish Promotions. The tour stops here today for an excerpt and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other participating blogs as well.


Description
A HEARTWARMING TALE OF A 39-YEAR-OLD SCREW-UP, HER SEARCH FOR LOVE & HER TALKING CAT.
Daisy is turning 40. To make the crises worse, her five sisters pray over her unmarried status, and then her cat begins speaking English with a British accent! Well, no wonder the cat quotes William Shakespeare sometimes! Daisy did name the cat Shakespeare after all.
The mess of Daisy's life is even kookier because the cat is cursing and smoking now like a Downton-Abbey criminal, and the cat is drinking more alcoholic beverages, even though booze makes his whiskers wrinkle. Mm, there must be a connection to all this flowing alcohol, which may explain the bubbly in Daisy's brain. Even her blind dates, men referred by her meddling sisters, are named after liquor.
Even with her cat's dating advice, Daisy has been looking for love in all the wrong places. Darn! When God texted Daisy, after she parked in a church handicapped spot, she forgot to text back, “Where is my soulmate on my phone's map app?”
A laugh-out-loud, feel-good book. ONE OF THE FUNNIEST BOOKS EVER! QUIRKY, WITTY and CLEVER.

Book Video


Excerpt
Her heart stopped at the sound of claws coming down the hallway.
What is that rolling sound?
There was the sound of heavy breathing at the door followed by, “I brought you a bottle of wine, dearie,” the cat said, cackling like an old witch.
She tiptoed over to the door. “I suppose you have a poisoned apple, too, in that filthy paw of yours.”
“I didn’t bring a wormy apple. Would you like a nice unopened bottle of Pinot Noir instead?”
Daisy twisted a fist in her yellow Adult Cinderella nightgown. Her big toe stuck out of her slippers. She did not drink this early in the day or was even up on a Saturday morning, but her sisters had banged on the bedroom window. Aunt Davina slammed a picture of Jesus against the window and screamed, “Pray to God, Daisy, that The Man watching football from the clouds will toss you a husband as good as my John! Maybe you will catch a Matthew or a Peter!”
“I dated a Peter once and he was really a dick,” Daisy yelled back.
Given the day she was having, a morning drink could hit the I-feel-good-about-myself spot right on.
Daisy should act strong and tell the cat to go catch a mouse.
On the other hand, a stiff drink would calm the lizards jogging around her brain. The mind racing was due to her new mad-as-a-hatter relationship with her cat.
“Uh, a glass of wine would be good,” she squeaked.
[Want more? Click below to read a longer excerpt.]


Praise for the Book
“I needed this book right now in my life, it’s been a tough year full of illness and the loss of a beloved aunt, whom might I add was a cat lover. Books find us, I promise you that. I was a giggling nuisance in bed while reading Austin’s story. Sometimes we just need something fun and wacky to escape from the drudgery of life.” ~ Lolly
“This may be the funniest book that has ever been written - my book club has no idea what is about to come into their reading pile. PLEASE WRITE MORE.” ~ Janet Cousineau
“This is book is laugh out loud funny, and I couldn't stop reading it. […] This book is thoroughly enjoyable, with great characters and a refreshingly enjoyable story.” ~ RobynKFLNJ
“This book was hilarious from start to finish!! I was laughing, giggling, verbally agreeing and comparing my past relationship fails throughout this book. […] Read it for a good laugh and an enjoyable happily ever after.” ~ Tonia T. Amet
“I feel like this book is a hidden gem, thankfully I came across it. I love Shakespeare! He is so funny. I've never laughed so much throughout a book. Very amusing story. It seems like Daisy is always looking for love in all the wrong places but she always has her talking cat Shakespeare to pick up the broken pieces. Great Book. First time reading a book by this Author.” ~ Carla

About the Author
Belinda Austin
Belinda Austin writes Women's Fiction, Romanic Comedy, Humor, Psychological Thrillers and Suspense. She has a degree in Applied Mathematics and once worked as a Software Engineer. She was born in the Los Angeles Area and is an award-winning author. She is a Zumbaholic.
Belinda, also, writes Science Fiction and Fantasy under the name of B. Austin. She writes Historical Fiction under the name of Belinda Vasquez Garcia, along with Middle Grade Fiction.
She has occasionally dreamt or her cat, Shakespeare, talking to her in English. She once had a cat named Whiskey who used to sit like a human in a chair for half an hour or more with an empty beer can on his head, which proves that life often emulates fiction.

Giveaway
Enter the tour-wide giveaway for a chance to win a $10 Amazon or B&N gift card.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

"Cross Drop" by Elizabeth Hartey

EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
Cross Drop
(On the Edge Book 2)
by Elizabeth Hartey

Cross Drop (On the Edge Book 2) by Elizabeth Hartey

Cross Drop is the second book in the On the Edge series by Elizabeth Hartey. You can read an excerpt from the book and enter the giveaway below. This book blast and giveaway is hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions.


Also available: Cross Stroke.

Cross Stroke by Elizabeth Hartey

You can also follow the review tour commencing 15 August.


Description
Nikki
I’m not a saint. Never claimed to be. I’ve played the game and scored my fair share - both on and off the field. This is why I should have known better than to fall for a hockey player. But I did. I fell fast and hard.
Now I’m left with the painful consequences, reminded every day of how reckless I had been by giving him my heart so easily - so willingly. Dalt broke me in the cruelest of ways, and because of him I’ll never be able to love again.
Dalt
Nikki changed me. She made me want to be a better man. My days playing off the field were over because she owned every little piece of my heart … until she left, leaving behind a gnawing ache where my heart used to be.
Now she’s back, and it’s painfully clear she hates me, ignoring me, pretending like I’m nobody to her. But that’s just too damn bad. I want answers. I want a goddamn explanation.
And most of all … I want her.


Excerpt
“Hey.” The intelligent greeting the only thing I could think of to say.
When she looked up and hit me with those baby blues I had to remind myself to breathe.
“Hey.” One word. That was it and she started walking off the field toward the field house. I stood baffled for a moment. I’d never had a problem talking to a girl before and they usually didn’t walk away from me when I did. I ran to catch up to her.
“Great game. You were amazing out there.”
“Yeah, thanks.” She just kept walking, even picked up the pace like she was trying to get away from me.
“I’m…I’m Dalt by the way.” Like an idiot I stuck my hand out to shake hers. She stopped and stared at my outstretched hand but didn’t make a move because her hands were full with her bag and some of the equipment.
“I know who you are, hockey boy.” The words ‘hockey boy’ came out like they tasted sour on her tongue. And she started walking away from me again. I couldn’t believe it. When I caught up to her, she stopped and turned to me.
“What do you want, hockey boy?” She threw me off my game so bad, I think I stuttered.
“I…um…your name would be nice for starters.”
“For starters?” She quirked a brow.
“Then I thought you might like to get a beer or a burger or something at the Thirsty Whale.” She scanned my body from head to toe and back up. Then the damnedest thing happened.
“No thanks. I don’t do dates. Not looking for a boyfriend. I just like to, you know, keep my options open.” Say what, now! Had she just turned me down for a date?
[Want more? Click below to read a longer excerpt.]


Praise for the Book
“Elizabeth Hartey does an exceptional job with her writing and plot. I like how the story started out in the past and then fast forwarded to overlap with book one. A number of unexpected things occur throughout the novel. The story flowed well and was easy to read. Be warned it is a hard book to put down.” ~ Diane Lynch
“… I'm hooked to this series, and fully engaged with these characters like they are my own friends. So you know, I CANNOT WAIT for the next book, and HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO ALL!” ~ Jennifer Pierson: The Power of Three Readers
“I loved this cast of characters, and enjoyed their varied interactions. I highly recommend it. I definitely look forward to more.” ~ Angeloris
“This is a wonderful second chance at love story, and when they finally managed to get their acts together, they are just perfect for one another. Hopefully there will be more books in this series, as I would gladly read them all.” ~ sharon jones
“… this is a definite must read, you will not be disappointed! This is a beautifully written flawless story, which is an engaging and captivating page turner, and I was totally hooked throughout. I look forward to reading more in this phenomenal series, and highly recommend this talented authors’ work for all readers.” ~ Wendy Livingstone


About the Author
As a lover of the northeast US, Elizabeth moved with her husband to the Poconos several years ago to open a Chiropractic Clinic. Four children and a menagerie of animals later, she has finally found time to fulfill her lifelong dream of writing novels. The wild ride of writing books is one of the most difficult things she’s ever done in her life. But the opportunity to get her stories out of her head and down on paper and send them out into the world is also one of the most wonderful things she’s ever done. A dreamer at heart, romance is the genre she spends most of her time writing and reading into the wee hours of the morning. And having readers fall in love with her characters as much as she does is almost as exciting as giving birth (just not as painful!). When not juggling work responsibilities, and writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking the beautiful hills and woods around her home, swimming, knitting, watching old classic movies and traveling.

Giveaway
Enter the blast-wide giveaway for a chance to win a $20 Amazon/B&N gift card.

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