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#BookTour #BookSpotlight The Possession Chronicles by Carrie Dalby

Perilous Confessions
The Possession Chronicles Book 1
by Carrie Dalby
Genre: Supernatural Southern Gothic Family Saga
Their love brought scandal and demons.
Lucy Easton, an aspiring novelist, will do anything to help boost her
chances at publication—including betraying her family. But when she
crosses paths with the charismatic Alexander Melling, her aspiration
for success pales in comparison to the attraction she feels towards him.
is a young lawyer from a powerful family, striving to free himself
from his father’s shadow. The more time he spends with Lucy, the
more desperate he becomes to shed the secrets of his past—a past
which can destroy the both himself and the woman he’s falling in
love with.
While Alexander struggles with his past sins, Lucy must decide whether
loving him is worth risking her own safety…and her heart.
From gossip magazines to gleaming Mardi Gras balls, Lucy and Alex navigate
the Edwardian era in the Deep South with both passion and guilt.

Murmurs of Evil
The Possession Chronicles Book 2

During the spring of 1906, Magdalene Jones is hired to be a companion to
Ruth Melling at Seacliff Cottage, the Mellings’ second home on Mobile
Bay. Magdalene’s simple country upbringing is no match for high
society banter and a manor hour infested with demonic activity.
Alexander, the Mellings’ bachelor son, and Magdalene find themselves
oppressed by demons playing upon their lusts. Claudio De Fiore–a
young Italian deacon training to become a priest–and newly arrived
from Scotland, Douglas Campbell, seek to protect Magdalene from the
evil within the walls but they themselves might be part of the trouble.
Carrie Dalby, a California native, has lived in Mobile, Alabama, since 1996.
She’s published several non-fiction articles in national and
international magazines, served two terms as president of Mobile
Writers Guild, worked as the Mobile area Local Liaison for SCBWI from
2012-2017, and volunteers with Metro Mobile Literacy Council’s
annual Young Author events whenever possible. When Carrie’s
not reading, writing, browsing bookstores/libraries, or
homeschooling, she can often be found knitting or attending concerts.
Carrie’s two young
adult novels are Fortitude(historical) and Corroded
(contemporary). Fortitude is listed as a “Best History Book for
kids” with Grateful American Foundation for its historical
accuracy and being an engaging read for fifth through tenth graders.
Her current project
is a historical Gothic family saga for adults, The Possession
Chronicles. The first book in the series, Perilous Confessions,
released in January 2019 from Bienvenue Press and the second book,
Murmurs of Evil releases June 11, 2019.
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#SneakPeek Banking on Love by Iris Bolling

Jonathan Michael moved from London England to claim the woman who inspired him to greatness. In the course of him finding his happily ever after, she is kidnapped and held for a ransom he does not have the power to pay…control of her family’s bank.

Grace-Heather always knew something was missing from her life. It never occurred to her he was always a phone call away. Discovering love filled her heart in a way she never imagined. Happiness is within her reach when she is literally snatched off a street corner and held for ransom.

The family bank is the key to her freedom, but will the family be willing to pay the price or will she have to Bank On Love to save her.

Prologue – Part I

Mission confirmed.

Secure the building with maximum coverage to ensure our man enters and leaves still breathing.

“Man one, confirm you have target in sight.”

“Man one, target in bull’s eye.”

“Roger that. Man two, confirm location.”

“Man two, left of back door. If it opens their ass is mine.”

“Copy that. Man three, confirm second target in sight.”

“Man three, target two in sight, front window covered.”

“Copy that. We are a go.”

The black SUV pulled around the corner with two occupants. Myles Dunning and Jerome Morgan.

“Anything goes off script you hit the ground. I will cover the room.”

“This is a meeting, Jerome,” Myles stated. “We are not here to kill anyone.”

“Then I suggest they make no wrongs moves,” Jerome stated as he parked the vehicle. Another black SUV pulled in front of them and parked. Jerome stepped out on the driver’s side of the vehicle. He watched as another vehicle parked behind them. Jerome scanned the area as he walked around the vehicle to the passenger door. Satisfied with what he saw, he opened the door, allowing Myles to step out.

“You are clear to walk in,” Michael Dunning’s voice came through the earwig Jerome was wearing.

“Infra-scan shows two bodies and the boss is inside.”

Jerome gave a slight nod. “Say what you have to say then we leave. Clear.”

Myles nodded. “Clear.”

It would be a lie if Myles said his nerves were not on edge. Dealing with the mob was not something he ever imagined he would have to do. Yet, he was here about to confront the man who was threatening to infiltrate his bank. No one gets to control the bank but a Dunning. His father did not allow it, and neither would he.

He stood back as Jerome opened the door then stepped inside. Myles followed.

On the front of the building was the name Pavel & Sons Real Estate. The man he was meeting, Nikolai Pavlovsky, was the head of the Russian mob on the east coast. He had called ahead requesting the meeting, so they were expected. He decided, when this meeting was over, he was going to kill Walker Dunning Jr. with his bare hands. It was his stupidity that had them in this position.

Inside, the building looked like any other real estate office. Pictures of available properties were on the wall. Desks with files, computers, laptops and office supplies on top lined each side of the room. Since it was a midnight meeting, the place was empty of any employees. To their knowledge, there were three people other than them in the building. Pavlovsky and two body men.

“Mr. Dunning,” a man from the back of the office called out. “Mr. Pavlovsky will see you now.” He held a door open that led to a back office.

“I need to check that room before my man goes inside,” Jerome stated.

The man frowned. “That would be an insult to the boss.”

“Jerome,” Myles interceded. “I am good.” He walked to the room.

At a large antique desk, a gentleman with dark hair, in his early or mid-fifties looked up as he walked in. Myles wasn’t sure what to expect, but he anticipated the person would be an older man, with a bald head and dangerous looking eyes. This man looked like any businessman Myles would be sitting across the table from on any given day. Nothing about the man screamed dangerous or sinister, yet Myles knew the man was not to be underestimated.

“Mr. Pavlovsky.” He extended his hand. “My name is Myles Dunning. Thank you for seeing me on short notice. May I?” Myles pointed to the seat.
Nikolai nodded his head. “Please.”

“Thank you.” Myles took the seat in front of the desk. “My father was Hepburn Dunning, CEO of Dunning Bank and Trust. A few months ago he was murdered. I was voted in to head my organization. As the head of an organization when someone threatens my territory I have two choices. Stand my ground or give in. The moment I give in, I am no longer in control of my organization.”

Pavlovsky held up his hand. “Pauley, would you and our visitor step inside the room.”

Myles watched as the man he called Pauley and Jerome walked in. Pavlovsky pushed a button under his desk.

Jerome seemed to immediately know what was happening. “We are sealed,” he said into his earwig.
Pavlovsky nodded with a smirk. “We may now speak freely.” He looked at Jerome. “Government trained?” he questioned.

Jerome gave a slight nod.

“Mercenary?” Pavlovsky asked.

“Worse.” Jerome responded with a glared at Pavlovsky.

“Loyalist.” Pavlovsky smiled then glanced at Myles.

“I’m impressed, Mr. Dunning. How many men do you have surrounding us?”

“Enough to ensure I leave here breathing.”
Pavlovsky nodded. “Please continue.”

Myles continued. “It has come to my attention that Stephen Pavel, a man I am told is under your authority, is attempting to take control of my organization. I cannot allow that to happen. Out of respect, I’ve come to you to resolve this situation.”
Pavlovsky sat forward. “Mr. Dunning, my condolences on the death of your father. I admired the way he took care of his community and his leadership abilities.” He smiled. “The fact that you brought this situation to my attention is an indication of your respect for my position. I assure you, my next question is out of necessity and no disrespect is meant. Is any other entity aware of this situation?”

“Yes, the situation was brought to my attention from an outside agency,” Myles replied. “However, they are not aware of my visit here or a part of my decision-making process.”

“From previous experience, I assume they made certain requests of you, yet you turned their protection away. May I ask why?”

“As I stated before, I have no desire to turn control of my bank over to anyone. You are a businessman, so am I. We will solve this situation to both of our satisfaction then go our separate ways.”

Pavlovsky nodded with a smirk. “We do handle our business a little different from the past. It is good of you to recognize us as a business to be handled with respect. Tell me of this situation.”

About The Iris Bolling

Iris Bolling is the CEO of Siri Austin Entertainment. This award-winning entrepreneur is the recipient of several literary honors. Including the illustrious Author of The Year, twice since the inception of her career, in 2012 and 2014. She was also named Conversations Magazines Top 25 Women of the Year. Ms. Bolling has also been featured in MizCEO Magazine, USA Today, Style Weekly, NBC News, RT Reviews, and Richmond Magazine. In addition, she has been featured on countless podcasts and blogs.

Iris Bolling continues to garner local and global attention with her production company, Siri Austin Entertainment. To date, her company has produced one movie and two television series; Deadly Sexy, The Heart Season One, The Heart Season Two. She has a highly anticipated movie production, based on the work of New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author, Brenda Jackson. The project is slated to start production in October.

Contact information

Twitter: @siriaustin

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#BookTour #BookSpotlight She’s A Keeper! by Lee St. John

She’s a Keeper!
Cockamamie Memoirs from a Hot Southern Mess
by Lee St. John
Genre: Memoirs
Hold on to your pantyhose. It’s going to get rough.
My name is Lee St. John. I’m an unapologetic rogue Southern Belle. A
high-jinx expert and mayhem confessor.
With all the cotillion classes and etiquette lessons, I was taught manners
and how to behave. But all those years of learning and acting with
utmost decorum won’t stop me from saying what needs to be said.
Buy today to hear what I have to say about former Presidents, the Mafia,
famous people—dead and alive—as well as my own friends and family!
“Lee St. John is a natural born storyteller with loads of style, humor
and down home Southern Belle charm. And honey child, does she have
stories to tell!” – David Henry Sterry, bestselling author of Chicken:
Self-Portrait of a Young Man for Rent
Author and humorist known for her Southern Charm, Lee St. John writes her
observational comedy columns for several Georgia newspapers and no
one is safe as she confesses and shares these observations in her
recent book, She’s A Keeper – Cockamamie Memoirs from a Hot Southern
Mess by Bienvenue Press. No one – and she knows a lot of people –
like Presidents of the United States, Professional Golf Champions,
National Football League Super Bowl Champs, and even tales about the
Mafia. Oh, and family and friends (even herself!)
A retired teacher, She’s A Keeper – Funny Teacher Stories from Real
Southern Classrooms tells the funny truths of what happened in
Southern schools. Again she spills it. What can they do? Fire her?
These stories awarded her the #1 ranking on Amazon’s Best Sellers under
Humor & Entertainment Essays Kindle e-books Short Reads.
Lee also is a popular and engaging guest speaker in the Southeast. She is
found on every dang social media outlet.
Born, bred, and still living in Georgia, this Peach has been married for 35
years to her Southern gentleman. Lee and her husband have two grown
sons and a tater-tot dog, Obie. Oh, and Lee loves to laugh.
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#BookTour #BookSpotlight The Last Snowfall by Kathleen Gilles Seidel

The Last Snowfall
Standing Tall #2
by Kathleen Gilles Seidel
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pub Date: 5/21/2019
After racking up serious injuries, world-famous snowboarder Nate Forrest
returns to the West Virginia coal town that has been his family’s
home for generations. The transition’s a challenge, but there’s
nothing more beautiful than snow. Except maybe Dr. Lacey Berryville.
How can Nate resist this tender-hearted vet who adores every living
creature and isn’t the least bit fazed by his celebrity?
Just what Lacey doesn’t
need is for this larger-than-life, adventurous Olympic medalist to
melt her caution away during the season’s last snowfall. She’s
spent her girlhood moving from place to place, and soon she’ll be
leaving again. So, what’s she supposed to do about the avalanche of
feelings Nate is unleashing in her? Can she leave West Virginia’s
tree-covered mountains behind—with Nate giving her the best reason
of all to stay?
The Fourth Summer
Standing Tall #1
Freelance graphic artist Caitlin McGraw is living the hipster life in San
Francisco when a jury summons brings her home to North Carolina. But
doing her civic duty wasn’t supposed to include a reunion with Seth
Street, the celebrity Olympic medalist—and Caitlin’s teenage
love. She fell hard for Seth at thirteen, only to lose him when he
left in the middle of that third summer . . . when everything changed
between them.
You never forget your first love, and a decade of fame and fortune as the
face of professional snowboarding hasn’t dimmed Seth’s memory of
seemingly endless, perfect summers. Now, sequestered with Caitlin on
a high-profile case, could Seth have a chance to rekindle those
feelings of the past? Amid family conflicts and hard-hitting
revelations in and out of the courtroom, Seth and Caitlin face some
tough hurdles. With so much at stake, can they trust in what they’ve
reawakened in each other and turn this season of change into a
lifetime of love?
Kathleen Gilles Seidel is a bestselling author of contemporary romances¸
two of which have won RITAs from the Romance Writers of America. She
has a Ph.D. in English literature from Johns Hopkins. She grew up in
Kansas and lives in Virginia. She and her late husband have two adult daughters.
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