Saturday, April 7, 2012

Blog Tour: Book Promotion: Fool's Gold Anthology.

This book promotion is presented by Bewitching Book Tours.
Welcome to The Wormhole.
I am pleased to feature a promotion for
Fool's Gold Anthology.
Fool’s Gold Anthology

Bandit Creek Books
April 1, 2012

By Alyssa Linn Palmer

Story Blurb (one line): 
CeeCee tells Ruth about her past, but how truthful is she?
Story Blurb (back cover): 
During a brief interlude, CeeCee tells Ruth how she met the gangster Sheridan in Chicago. Is she telling the truth?
Author bio:
Alyssa has many passions. Fortunately, none of them are prohibited. When she isn’t working, she’s writing dark tales inspired by mid-20th-century noir books and films, cooking up a storm in her kitchen, and reading. 
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By Brenda Sinclair
Story Blurb (one line): 
Will this be George Jack’s year to catch Lucy in an April Fool’s joke, or will his wife outsmart him again?
Story Blurb (back cover): 
Every year, Lucy Jacks from Ma’s Kitchen in Bandit Creek catches her husband George in an April Fool’s joke.  Either he ends up soaking wet from a rigged kitchen faucet. Or he emerges from the diner’s kitchen covered in flour.  Or she confiscates one of his cooking utensils and renders it useless with corn syrup. 

But this year, George vows to outsmart Lucy, and he’s enlisted the help of half the town to do it!  Everyone from the Bandit Creek Gazette’s editor, to the mayor, to Jack is in on the joke.  Will George and his band of accomplices succeed? Or will Lucy outsmart her husband once again?

Author bio:
Brenda Sinclair is a writer of historical American West and contemporary romance, a member of her local chapter of Romance Writers of America, a healthy lifestyle advocate and past leader of her TOPS weight-loss group, a gardening enthusiast and dog lover.  She is young at heart, regardless of what her driver’s license says.

Brenda was raised on a farm in southern Manitoba and taught school on a semi-remote reservation in northern Manitoba where, during frequent visits to a nearby town, she met her husband, a Treaty Cree member of the local First Nations band. She worked in the accounting field for over twenty-five years. A few years ago, she retired and traded in numbers for words when she decided to be a writer when she grew up. The latter part of the previous sentence is still up for debate.

Brenda and her husband have been married for forty years, and during that time they managed to raise two sons who are totally normal, productive members of society. She is extremely proud of her three wonderful, fun-loving grandchildren.

She is currently putting the final touches on a contemporary novella project, the “Escape to Alaska Trilogy’ and completing book three of a historical American West trilogy.  During writing breaks, Brenda enjoys walking the beautiful Fish Creek Park trails near her home in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with her little dog, Kelly; checking out what Jack Abbott is up to on today’s installment of The Young and The Restless; or snuggling with Kelly on the sofa and enjoying a good book.

Brenda believes life is good, and for days that life isn’t so good, just get over it. There’s always tomorrow.
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By Julie Rowe
Story Blurb – (one line):
On her way home from her tour of duty in Afghanistan, Dr. Abigail Westward discovers it’s not easy to leave her fellow soldiers or the memories of combat behind.
Story Blurb – (back cover):
Dr. Abigail Westward just wants to go home and forget all about the two years she spent in Afghanistan. If it were just the medical situations, she'd be fine. She knew how to make sense of, and compartmentalize, that stuff. But, the unexpected role she'd played in combat. Not so easy to cope with. Like all physicians, she'd vowed never to bring harm to another human being...

Then there was Jacob "Smitty" Smith. Her best friend. He'd run interference for her with fellow soldiers who tried to get a little too familiar, and saved her life when a group of insurgents attacked. She thought she knew who he was and what he wanted, until a fight in the airport in Missoula, CO gives him the opportunity to show her that he'd like to be more than her friend. Much more.

Author bio:
Julie Rowe’s first career as a medical lab technologist in Canada took her to the North West Territories and northern Alberta, where she still resides.  She loves to include medical details in her romance novels, but admits she’ll never be able to write about all her medical experiences because, “No one would believe them!” A double Golden Heart finalist 2006, Julie has two books out with Carina Press: ICEBOUND and NORTH OF HEARTBREAK. Her writing has also appeared in several magazines such as Today’s Parent, Reader’s Digest (Canada), and Canadian Living. She currently facilitates communication workshops for her local city college. You can reach her at or on Twitter @julieroweauthor .
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By Louise Behiel
Story Blurb – (one line):
A woman is dragged from a contented, happy marriage to a life on the run.
Story Blurb – (back cover):
Lina Ramirez is amused when the Atlanta Police knock on her door, wondering if she knows the man in the picture with her husband.  She mentions the visit to her husband who laughs it off: after all, he knows lots of people.  But when the man in the picture is murdered, she has questions.  And she overhears a conversation between her husband and another stranger, she begins to wonder if she’s been fooled by love.

Author bio:
 Louise Behiel is a writer of character driven emotional romances.  She loves studying the interaction between people, always noting how simple things motivate people and characters to move, change, and adapt. 

It was during a break in studying for her Master’s in Counseling Psychology that the idea to write a story popped into her head.  Since she was ahead on her course work, with time on her hands, she decided to put her hands on the keyboard and write a book.  She’s never looked back. 

Louise has lived her whole life in Calgary, Alberta but has travelled extensively throughout North America.  She works in management and maintains a private practice as a psychotherapist.  Eternally curious, she is committed to lifelong learning and is always ready to take another course or study another book.

Louise has written several books and is currently getting them ready for independent, electronic publication.
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By Sheila Seabrook
Story Blurb (one line): 
Baby cribs and baby swings and a winking, blinking doll. Oh my!
Story Blurb (back cover): 
Gwen Parker has BABY FEVER. With a little coaxing–and a miracle–she might be able to convince her best friend to help her get her son and ex-daughter-in-law back together again. But something odd is happening in Bandit Creek today. Is it an April Fool’s Day joke or could it be the miracle Gwen so desperately wants?

Author bio:
What happens when a mild-mannered, number-crunching, read-a-holic hears voices in her head? She attempts to take control of the situation and ends up taking dictation instead.

Sheila Seabrook’s journey into happily-ever-after tales has lead her to write emotional stories filled with smart, sassy heroines, hot heroes who make them laugh, and a wild assortment of family members guaranteed to try to steal the show.

A two-time Golden Heart finalist, Sheila is a member of the Romance Writers of America, the Calgary Association of RWA, and the Women’s Fiction Chapter of RWA.
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By Trip Williams
Story Blurb (one line): 
Not all the rabbits in the mountains of Bandit Creek are cute and cuddly. Some come with a warning label.
Story Blurb (back cover): 
In the mountains surrounding Bandit Creek, not everything is made of gold.  The rustling of leaves and crunching of snow beneath the tall trees may leave you with a smile as you search for a cute and cuddly creature of the forest.  But in these hills, you do not want to reach into the dark recesses.  Not everything is as friendly as it may first appear and for the weary, a real Fool’s Gold may be your only and last, surprise.

Author bio:
For Trip Williams, life began on the west coast of British Columbia.  Born to beachcombing parents, this new life started out as a full blown adventure.  A dresser drawer for a crib aboard a thirty-eight foot tug named the Betty-Louise, the salt water filled his blood and became his first home as they ploughed through the channels and straights of the sunshine coast.  Visiting harbors and inlets as they made a living, the ocean was his home – his world.  Life offers a strange fate to those who are hardy and soon, the western waters were left behind as the prairies beckoned a young mother and her son back to Alberta. With the ocean left behind, life began anew amidst the golden stalks of wheat and barley.

Trip can always be heard saying; “Life cannot be explored from the comfort of a couch.”  It is his belief that life calls to you and it is your kismet that steers you beneath the stars, searching out and exploring the world we travel through.  Following the words of G. Eliot, “It’s never too late to be what you might have been,” Trip is forever in pursuit of fulfilling his desire to live a life with every breath, chasing down every perceivable adventure.

Serving in the Canadian military, as an Air Force reserve officer and a naval weapons technician, Trip has traveled from the eastern coasts of Africa, to Alaska, and the southern blue waters of the Pacific.  Whether carving his path through the Rockies on his motorcycle, wreck diving or soaring high above the wheat fields in wings of steel, he is always on the move. With a treasure chest full of life’s experiences flowing like ink from his finger tips to his keyboard, long winter nights unfold untold stories, shared by his faithful Shepard, Sergeant lying by his side.


By Victoria Chatham
Story Blurb (one line): 
Two boys play an April Fool's joke on their employer.
Story Blurb (back cover): 
Giles Mather, proprietor of Mather & Son General Store in Bandit Creek, is reminded by customer Mrs. O'Connor and Sheriff Wilson that April Fool's day is just around the corner. Knowing that Josh and Adam, the two boys employed as stock boys, are known for their April Fool's pranks, Giles devises a plan of his own. So who, at the end of the day, out Fool's the other? Read Never Count Your Chickens for the answer.

Author bio:
Victoria Chatham is a writer of Regency romance and credits her late husband for giving her a well needed push – make that kick-in-the-pants – to take her writing seriously.

It was his opinion she should write a historical novel, but having disliked history at school because she couldn’t remember dates, it was an idea she firmly resisted. Her first completed novel was a contemporary romantic suspense, but she never quite felt comfortable with the book. But then a glimmer of an idea grew into a Regency romance, a genre she always felt comfortable with. Her favourite books are those of that doyen of the Regency era, Georgette Heyer, and more recently Mary Balogh, Sabrina Jeffries, Stephanie Laurens, and others.

Victoria was born in Bristol, England and grew up in an area well known for its Regency style architecture. She frequently visited both Cheltenham and Bath, the latter famous for its water. She and her cousins, under the eagle eye of their grandmother, learned what many a young Regency lady may have learned. Manners, deportment, elocution, and what knife and fork should be used for which course at dinner, and which wine is served in which glass – and why. A writer is encouraged to “write what you know” so many of these early lessons have proved extremely useful in adding small details to her writing.

Already at work on her second Regency novel, Victoria has also written a historical novella for the Bandit Creek book series, and a short story for the April Fool’s Bandit Creek Anthology, Fool’s Gold, to be released on – when else – April 1st, 2012.

Apart from her writing, Victoria is an avid reader. Her love of horses gets her away from her computer to volunteer at Spruce Meadows equestrian centre and Dare2Dream, a horse-rescue ranch. Her constant buddy is her dog, Jay, who allows her to take him for a walk every day. As Jay is now 105 years old in people years, she firmly believes she is the only seeing eye person in existence.