Book Tour & Giveaway for From Rum to Roots

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From Rum to Roots: An American Dream in Black Gold and Green by Lloyd Francis

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In 1937 near Portland Cottage in southern Jamaica, on a huge sugar estate, Linton McMann, the illegitimate son of the owner of the plantation, works making rum.  Meanwhile in Kingston, Daisy helps her mother manage an ice business and dreams of joining her elder sister in New York.

Seeking opportunity, Linton leaves the deep Jamaican countryside for New York and the collapse of the ice business and family crises force Daisy to leave Kingston, seeking a new start in the United States. They encounter a vibrant Jamaican-American community in New York, where they meet at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem.  They become American citizens, marry, and start a family. Ambition drives them to start a business and Linton capitalizes on a skill he learned as a young man in Jamaica, making a drink known in Jamaica as “Roots.”  It proves wildly popular and the company, Family Roots, prospers beyond Linton’s and Daisy’s wildest dreams.

By 1986, the drink is a sensation. Money flows in, but something is missing. Happiness is as scarce as freshwater in the middle of the sea.  Wrestling with their past while living in a land of plenty, Linton and Daisy discover that truth is the only avenue to happiness.

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Author Spotlight and Giveaway for Andrea Cooper

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Andrea CooperGrowing up in Houston, Texas, Andrea has always created characters and stories. But it wasn’t until she was in her late twenties that she started writing novels.

What happened that ignited the writing flame in her fingers? Divorced, and disillusioned by love songs and stories. They exaggerate. She thought. Love and Romance are not like that in the real world. Then she met her husband and realized, yes love and romance are exactly like the songs and stories say. She is now a happy wife, and a mom to three kids (two boys and a girl).

Andrea writes paranormal and historical romance. When not writing or reading, one may find Andrea dancing in Zumba.

She believes in the power of change and counting each moment as a blessing. But most importantly, she believes in love.

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Book Tour: Review, Author Interview, & Giveaway for Hard Target (Elite Ops #1)

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Hard Target (Elite Ops #1)  by Kay Thomas

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Publisher – Avon Books

Genre – Romantic Suspense

Release Date – November 12, 2013

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17557325-hard-target?ac=1

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The first installment in the Elite Ops series, featuring sexy ex-military men … and the women who rescue their hearts.

Former DEA agent Leland Hollis wasn’t planning on being a hero. Recovering from an injury sustained during a drug bust gone wrong and with more personal demons than he cares to admit, he wants nothing more than peace and a chance to rebuild his life. But when Anna Mercado’s crazy ex shows up wielding a baseball bat, Leland can’t ignore his instinct to help. And after her son is kidnapped, Leland agrees to deliver the ransom into dangerous territory south of the border.

Anna has no choice but to go with this stranger she’s just met if she ever wants to see her son again. But getting the boy out of a violent cartel region involves risking everything. And for that Leland will have to convince Anna to do the scariest thing of all … open her heart and trust him.

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Book Tour & Giveaway for Knights’ Sinner (The MC Sinners #3)

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Knights’ Sinner (The MC Sinners #3) by Bella Jewel

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Release Date: October 25, 2013

Genre: Biker Erotica

Hosted by: Love Between the Sheets

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18625450-knights-sinner

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