Thursday, August 27, 2015

BLOG TOUR: Hell In The Choirstand by Titus Pollard

Genre: Christian Fiction; Mystery
Paperback: 298 pages

ISBN-10: 0692214968
ISBN-13: 978-0692214961

Where are you from?
I was born in Pontiac Michigan, about 25 miles from Detroit. I moved to
Tennessee as a teenager, and lived there until 13 years ago, when my wife and I
moved (and currently live) in North Carolina.

For those who aren't familiar with your work, can you tell us a little about yourself?
I am the son of a minister who was determined that his children would learn to
play a musical instrument. I earned a Music Ed. Degree and became a choral and
piano instructor at the high school level. I began writing about 13 years ago as a
dare from my mentor and friend, the bestselling author Jacquelin Thomas.

What is your newest book about?
HELL IN THE CHOIRSTAND is the story of two musicians that play in a Detroit
area church named Ezekiel Baptist. The protagonist, Jeremiah David Day, loves
the Lord and wants to do His will, while the antagonist, Renard Singleton, decided
to join a Demonic musical cult, the Society of Tyrus. Both characters are
determined to use their music to wage an immortal battle against the other.

What inspired you to write this book?
I’ve always listened as Christians talk about Satan’s mission: steal, kill and
destroy, but I’ve never heard much talk about how his occupation tries to
accomplish his mission. According to the Bible, Satan was the “anointed cherub
that covers.” Meaning – music was his occupation. Well, I decided to use my
knowledge of music to craft a novel which yielded an interesting story, but also
showed a Biblical, musical and historical significance to Satan and his defeat by

Is there a message in your book that you want your readers to grasp?
One of the characters in HELL lives at the end of the story, so I have decided to
write what will by my very first sequel.  My readers should look out for HELL IN
THE CHOIRSTAND II: The Spawn of Tyrus

Is there anything you would like to say to your readers?
Don’t look at the title of this book and assume that the story is about church
drama, although there is some in the story. Be prepared for a message much
deeper than that!

What is your favorite Scripture verse and why?
II Timothy 2:15. “Study to show thyself approved unto God. A workman that
doesn’t need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.” In order to be a
disciple of the Word, you have to study it for understand so that you can convey
the message of God’s Word to others.

Do you have a favorite time of day to write?
There is nothing like the quiet of the morning. That’s my best time to hear my
characters as they talk.


There’s no battle like a spiritual one! In HELL IN THE CHOIRSTAND, Jeremiah David
Day moves to the spiritually desolate city of Olds, Michigan. Jeremiah, an anointed
Gospel musician, receives an invitation from Rev. Daniel Trantham, the pastor of
Ezekiel Baptist Church, to become their minister of music. Ezekiel’s congregation
welcomes Jeremiah as he goes to work establishing the music department as an army
of worshippers, but Renard Singleton, the church organist, feels that Jeremiah is
unnecessarily disturbing the natural order of things.

Renard resents being overlooked for the music minister position, and enters into a spree of revenge against Jeremiah through botched choir rehearsals and petty squabbles with individual singers. Renard concentrates the majority of his activities, however, in the spiritual realm.

Unbeknownst to Jeremiah, Renard is a member of the Society of Tyrus; a secretive, demonic cult of musicians with chapters (The Pentagrammatory) that span across the country. Renard prepares a series of musical spells and incantations; prescribed from their secret book (Codified Manual of Tyrus) whose origin dates back to the 9th century and believed to be inspired by Heaven’s (excommunicated) original chief musician, Lucifer. Renard’s intention – use music to erect confusion among God’s people through
the worship services.

Renard’s father, Adrian, attempts to dissuade his son’s scheme with the admission of a thirty year old family secret, but it’s to no avail. Equipped with the new information, Renard heightens his damnable acts – the planting of arcane devices in Bibles, morbid musical arrangements, and secular compositions that call for the eradication of the people of God. As the story progresses, the Tyrus Society’s annual DOA – a nationwide strategic confusion of church worship - is fast approaching, and Renard wants to be at
the forefront of the movement.

But God has sharpened Jeremiah’s weapon.

A battle ensues as the two musicians take up arms; Jeremiah embraces the Lord while
Renard clutches the Ras el-Ain. The result is a musical showdown amidst a worship
service where human and instrumental voices unite to summon the ear of God and
mobilize an angelic host.

The Heavens are telling! HELL IN THE CHOIRSTAND is a revelation of the power that
music possesses and how faith in God restores and upholds a people, a city, and the


Titus Pollard is a critically acclaimed Classical, Jazz & Gospel musician, educator,clinician, playwright, and actor.

He is personally responsible for teaching some of the most renowned artisans of contemporary music. Some of his former students have been in the employ of Dr. Bobby Jones, Maynard Ferguson, the New York Repertory Theatre, Kelly Price, The
Clark Sisters, The O’Jays, and the Morehouse Glee Club.

His most recent projects include the novels Hell In The Choirstand and Living Right On Wrong Street. In addition to his writing, his most recent projects include his role as Rev.
Cole in the film A Black Woman’s Guide to Getting Married (2008), the Gospel music CD Conversation with a Psalmist (2007), and the musical director of the stage play The
Whole House (2008). He is probably best known for his world-renowned video instruction series Learn to Play Gospel Piano (1989 - Present). He has been featured in three editions of Jet magazine and BET television. He is currently the minister of music for Springfield Baptist Church, Raleigh NC.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Release Tour: The Ascension of Laney by Kris Hack

Author: Kris Hack
Cover Design: Regina Wamba, Mae I Design
Release Date:  August 20, 2015


I loved him at fifteen. I thought we’d stand the test of time. He was my forever but maybe I fell too fast or loved him too much. Maybe I came on too strong or maybe I did something wrong. He still left. Turned his back on me without a word. I never thought I’d see him again and to be honest, I didn’t want to. I began to hate him even though he would never know it. But then, I did see him again and with him came the secrets that would forever change all of our lives. 

She was only a recurring dream in my foggy subconscious. A voice. A face. We weren’t supposed to dream. We weren’t supposed to remember. They said it was impossible and the before would never come into the now. None of the others remember, at least not that I know of. What I do know is that she was my everything, my every waking breath. Now that I’ve found her I will not be losing her a second time. She will be mine again, no matter what the cost. 



Kris Hack lives in Texas with her husband and their two furbabies. As an adult she became an avid reader and always seemed to have her own story to tell.  Finally, she took the leap and wrote, and wrote, and wrote, until she laid her heart and soul into writing and told her story. The Ascension of Laney will be her first published work and she plans to publish many more in the future. 



Sunday, August 23, 2015

Her Vigilant Seal by Caitlyn O'Leary

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Her Vigilant Seal: Midnight Delta Book 1
A Heart of Gold
Sophia Anderson takes care of everyone but herself. She will stop at nothing to keep her family safe. When she goes searching for her runaway little brother in a bad part of town, she becomes the one in need of rescue.

A White Knight
Navy SEAL, Mason Gault, faced many dangers while in the line of duty. No matter how bad a mission has gone, he finds solace in three things: His family, friends and the waves of the Pacific. When he hears a woman’s screams for help, he charges in to save her without a second thought.

A Dangerous Love
Sophia is burdened with scars from her past. Mason understands that empowering her spirit is just as important as protecting her well-being. As their love and passion soars, so do threats against her. Can Mason continue to be the compassionate white knight that she needs, while ensuring her safety?

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“Ah hell, it’s Sophia,” the cop said as he crouched next to the woman in Mason’s arms.

“How do you know her?” Mason’s head jerked up and he eyed the cop.

“She’s been looking for her brother again. He keeps running away from his foster home. She’s been searching for him the last four nights. I told her it wasn’t safe.” Mason looked down at the unconscious woman and agreed with the patrolman’s assessment.

“How much longer before the ambulance arrives?” Mason clipped out the question.

“How bad is she? What happened?” The cop nodded to where Mason’s jacket was covering Sophia’s torso.

“They just got her top off, but they cut her pretty badly on the arm. I’ve got her bandaged and most of the bleeding stopped. She’s going to need a shit-load of stitches. What’s the ETA on the ambulance?” Mason shifted her gently as he again gave the cop a penetrating stare.

“It’s about fifteen more minutes. There was a bad pile-up on the Five Freeway with fatalities. You did good work tonight. You military?” the cop asked as he assessed Mason.


“I was Navy too,” the cop said. “You okay with her while I work on getting these two assholes taken care of?” The cop nodded towards the two thugs who were sitting handcuffed in the alley and being looked after by his partner.

“I’ve got her.” Mason looked down at Sophia again ensuring she was okay. “What about the girl who made the call?”

“What girl?” the cop asked.

Mason looked around and realized the girl and his phone were long gone.

“There was another girl who looked like she’d been beaten too. She got me to come over here to help.” Mason gave the information like he was reporting to his commander.

“She must have taken off after she called for help,” the officer said.

“Oh no,” came the soft words. Mason looked down and saw green eyes clouded with worry looking up at him.

“What? Did you say something Sophia?” he asked.

“The girl is gone? She’s hurt.” It was hard to understand her through her bruised mouth.

“Settle honey, you’re hurt. You need to stay calm and rest until the ambulance comes.” Mason watched as she struggled to get up, and then cried out in pain. She collapsed against him. Fuck, it had to be her shoulder. He’d already taken off his shirt and used it as a bandage and a tourniquet earlier. He eased back the leather jacket that he had placed over her to see if it had come loose.

“Don’t move again, okay Sophia.” God, when would the ambulance get here?

“You’ve got to find the girl I think they cut her too. I’ve got to get up, I need to look for Billy. Please don’t hold me down. I need to get up, let me up,” she damn near screamed the last few words. Mason realized she was delirious. The cop looked over at him and he shook his head.

“Sophia, my name is Mason. We’re going to get you to the hospital. Do you understand me, honey?” He waited to see if she was tracking. She finally nodded. “Good, after they’re done taking care of you, you can come look for Billy again.” She relaxed a little, and he relaxed a little as well.

“And the girl? Can I look for the girl too?” she begged him with big eyes.

“Yes, you can look for the girl too.” He stroked the hair from her forehead.

“Do you promise Mason?” She tried to lift her arm to grab the front of his jacket and let out a small shriek of pain. “Why does it hurt?” He saw her start to tremble and wrapped his jacket closer around her ensuring it was snug so she couldn’t move her arms any longer.

“Are you warm now?”

“Yes. Will I be able to go to work and then look for Billy tomorrow?” It took a moment for him to understand her, and when he did it took him a few seconds to formulate a response other than ‘Hell No’.

“I think you’re going to be in the hospital for at least a couple of days.”

“No, I hate hospitals, don’t make me go to the hospital.” He watched as tears dripped down her temples into her silky blonde hair.

“Honey, you have to go you’ve been injured. A doctor has to help you.” She was trembling so bad he was worried she was going into shock.

“I can’t afford a hospital. Can you take me home?” God, she was breaking his heart.

“Let’s see what the doctor says first.”

Mason heard the siren and Sophia must have heard it too. Somehow she pushed off the heavy leather coat. “No, no ambulance, no hospital. I have to find Billy.” She tried getting up one last time and groaned as she put pressure on her cut shoulder.

“You’ve got to stay still.” He couldn’t believe the compassion this woman had, here she was bleeding and bruised, almost raped, and her entire concern was for her brother and the other girl. She was beautiful inside and out.

Just then she gripped her head where he saw a large bruise and lump forming. He saw her green eyes begin to glaze over. “Honey, stay with me.” He brushed his fingers tenderly along her cheek willing her to stay awake.

“Mason’s a nice name,” her words were slurred.

Just as the EMT’s arrived she passed out.

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caitlyn oleary Author Bio
Caitlyn O'Leary was raised in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. She has been an avid reader. Her earliest creative writing endeavors consisted of "ghost writing" exercises in which she pretended to be her younger brothers and sisters when she did their homework assignments before they turned them in as their own.

Years in corporate America honed her ability to manipulate words by day, and at night she read everything she could get her hands on, including many, romances!

Happily married to her long, tall Texan and living in Southern California, Caitlyn has finally found the time to write very steamy happily-every-afters for Siren/Bookstrand.

She has just started writing the Found series. It's a bit Paranormal, a bit Sci-Fi and 100% Action/Adventure. The characters have special abilities, that make them targets.

She loves to hear from her readers.

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

BOOK BLITZ: Buccaneer Beauty by Viola Russell


Buccaneer Beauty
is the story of Grace, Grainne, O’Malley, the beautiful daughter of a powerful
Irish chieftain and a conventional mother.
At the age of eleven, Grainne cuts her hair and sneaks aboard her
father’s galley ship, determined to follow a life at sea and to seek the
company of a handsome Scottish gallowglass, Bruce Donnel.  Grainne proves herself a budding warrior when
Spanish marauders invade her father’s vessel, but her parents have other plans
for her.  Though she proves an able
sailor, Grainne is forced to marry Donal O’Flaherty, another powerful
chieftain. Though enamored of Bruce Donnel, she nonetheless obeys her parents
and proves an able helpmate to her violent and rash husband, continuing her own
adventures at sea while raising children and supervising her husband’s
home.  Her heart, however, still belongs
to a handsome Scot who she can never have. 
Upon Donal’s death by ambush, Grainne continues her
adventures along the Irish coast and Europe, secretly battling England’s
growing power in her country.  Alternately
sleeping with the devil or manipulating the British authorities to her own
ends, Grainne is determined to save her family and people from the tyranny
imposed upon them by England. To make her family stronger, she weds Richard
Bourke, one of the most powerful men in the region, but she can never forget
Bruce Donnel and the passion he incited within her soul.  Richard proves Grainne’s most stalwart
supporter and she his, their minds and bodies uniting in an almost mystical
union. Together, they faced the English with no fear—with only audacity and
boundless courage.  Still, the shadow of
a youthful gallowglass intrudes on Grainne’s peace.   


Viola Russell is the pen name for Susan Weaver Eble.  A teacher by day, Viola Russell pens her
novels at night and on holidays. She adopted a pseudonym (her grandmother’s
name) so that her students would not find her, but they, ever tech savvy,
discovered her identity. She lives in New Orleans with her amazing husband Ben
and sweet dog. 



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Friday, August 21, 2015

BOOK TOUR: What You Won’t Do For Love by Keleigh Crigler Hadley

Author: Keleigh Crigler Hadley
Title: What You Won’t Do For Love
Genre: Christian Fiction
Book releases nationwide August 18, 2015
Publisher: Brown Girls Publishing

Describe yourself for our visitors.
 I’m a girl who loves to see God work.

How do you find time to connect with God?
Early morning prayers and while-driving praise.

What inspired you to write this book?
Actually, it was a ‘who’ not a what for me. Two real life women who wrestled with assisted suicide because of their conditions. Kara Tippetts and Brittany Maynard.

Who are your favorite authors and why?? Favorite books?
C.S. Lewis, Tiffany L. Warren and Alex Haley.

Favorite book is The Screwtape Letters.

Tell us about your current book? 
What You Won’t Do For Love is the story about how love forces us to make difficult choices.  Eden Price has finds herself in the midst of a heated love triangle. One man connects with her soul and the other with her heart. She chooses one, (it would spoil the fun if I told you which one), but the honeymoon period is cut short, because he falls deathly ill and asks her to him out of his misery.

What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book? 
That the hard choices in life require the Holy Spirit’s guidance.

What’s next for you? 
A novella called, The Million Dollar Christmas Kiss

About The Book

Eden Price, an unlucky-in-love nurse finds herself in the midst of a heated love triangle. Globe-trotting missionary, Gabe Clark ignites her soul. Who doesn't want a man with a connection to God?  Hard-working, Nemo Gates speaks to her heart. His past has caused a rift between him and God and Eden wants to help him heal.

 She ultimately chooses the man that makes her passions come alive, butdid she make the right choice? Her husband stuns her with a desperate plea; to prove her love for him in the most unthinkable way - to help him die with dignity.


About The Author
Keleigh Crigler Hadley is an author, speaker, and teacher who is thankful God can use her messes for His glory.

She has always loved stories, and she believes the story of the Bible contains the biggest, the most redemptive dose of grace humankind has ever, and will ever, experience. She is the Christian Fiction author of the Preacher's Kids series, Revenge Inc., and What You Won't Do for Love with Brown Girls Faith.

If she were to define herself in one sentence, she would say, "I'm a girl who loves to see God working."  Keleigh writes soul-stirring fiction, with real characters that stay with readers long after they have closed the book, (or turned the e-reader off.)  The only thing she loves more than writing is reading, so contact her on social media and let her know what you're reading!

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

COVER REVEAL: Unlawful Desire by Chelle Bliss


Title: Unlawful Desire

Series: ALFA PI Book #2

Author: Chelle Bliss

Release Date: September 22, 2015

Cover Photo by: SC Photography

Cover Models: Lance

& Brit Love

My fiancée ripped a piece of my heart out when I caught her with another man. It made me jaded, and I swore off relationships. But as with any plans, life had a way of making me its bitch.

When a way too young bombshell walked into my world, my heart began to beat again. Georgia asked me for one night—nothing more—and with no strings attached.

Our night of passion turned my universe upside down.

When she almost slipped out of my life, I knew I had to make her mine. Willing to do anything to protect her, I took justice into my own hands. My feelings for her brought out a side of me I thought I’d left behind.

I had to lose myself to be found again.


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Chelle Bliss, USA Today Bestselling author, currently lives in a small, west coast town near the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. She's a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. 
Currently she's written thirteen books and has three series available. She loves spending her free 
time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster.

Before becoming a writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master's degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor's in history. Although history is her first love, writing has 
become her dream job and she can't imagine doing anything else.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

BOOK BLAST: Love, Defined by Leila Tualla

Author: Leila Martinez

Book Title: Love, Defined

Paperback: 242 pages

ISBN-10: 1680582313

ISBN-13: 978-1680582314

Publication Date: August 4, 2015

Genre: Christian YA Romance


Into their final summer before graduating college, three childhood friends, Alex Makapulo, Lori Hanson, and Andy Taylor had each expected an uncomplicated transition to adulthood.

Alex had recently professed her love for Christ and is toying with the idea of leaving the Catholic Church and becoming a member of her best friend, Jack Page’s church. Jack wonders what is keeping Alex from being baptized and fully accepting a new life with Christ. Alex wonders the same thing and believes that she needs to be 100 % in her conviction before fully committing to a new Christian life. Like everyone she has doubts and wants to make sure she’s doing the right thing in her spiritual walk. Her new found beliefs disconnects her from her roommates and while they feel she is intentionally separating herself from them, to Alex, she is trying to figure out what is Christian and what isn’t.

For Lori’s twenty-second birthday, her grandfather Pete Hanson presented her with a summer vacation to England. While looking up various tourist spots, she meets and befriends Colin Watson, a British musician, online who then suggest they meet when she lands in London. They hit it off instantly but Pete is angry and believes that she only used him as a means to meet Colin. When he finds out that Lori met Colin online, he forbids Lori from seeing Colin entirely. Lori, who has fallen in love with Colin, is heartbroken. Pete threatens to leave England with Lori’s passport. Colin and Lori try to arrange meetups where they can see each other but Pete catches on. Lori takes this as a sign that it wasn’t meant to be. She unhappily finishes her trip with Pete and goes home vowing not to forgive her grandfather.

Andy reconnects with her old crush, Miles Webber and decides she wants a more meaningful relationship with him. She tells Alex about the situation and Alex truthfully
tells Andy that Miles only wanted her for sex. This angers Andy and she walks out of the apartment.

Andy ends up walking to the coffeehouse and comes up with an idea to throw a surprise birthday party for Alex. She believes that if Alex and Jack were to hook up, the focus would shift from Miles and her. Andy spikes all the drinks for Alex’s party and leaves her friend while she goes in search of Miles. He shows up at the bar with another girl. In an effort to soothe her wounded ego, she goes home with someone else. When she wakes up the next day, she realizes she’s in bed with Alex’s young boss from the coffeehouse, David Roberts, Jr.

They return home from their trip with Alex asking Jack to baptize her. Andy confronts David and Lori both forgives and asks for forgiveness from Pete.

About The Author

Leila Tualla is a Christian blogger and writer. She blogs at

and writes about her misadventures in faith, in motherhood, and whatever else inspires

her. She holds a membership to the American Christian Fiction Writer. Her current

project is a YA Christian Romance.



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Monday, August 3, 2015

REVIEW: Secret Indiscretions by Trice Hickman

Trice Hickman did her thing with Secret Indiscretions.  This book was oozing with drama, suspense, and obsession of the strait jacket type. 

Geneva Mayfield is a good woman and will do anything to keep her marriage intact including being a doormat to her husband.  Deep in her heart, she knows the truth about her no good husband Johnny but when is enough, more than enough?  We as women hate to give up especially on someone we love as is evident with Geneva. 

In this roller coaster book, we also meet Samuel Owens who has his own marital issues.  It was good to see a man who tried to keep his marriage together rather than resort to cheating as a form of release. This is a rarity in most stories.  

As the story proceeds, there is more drama than the final episodes of Dallas.  You will be left with many unanswered questions.  Does Geneva finally finds happiness with her husband Johnny?  What becomes of Samuel's marriage?  You have to one click to find out and I can guarantee you will not be disappointed with one of the author's best works. 

I will impatiently be waiting for the sequel!!

BOOK BLITZ: Episode 1: Killer by Olivia Howe

Title: Killer
Author: Olivia Howe
Series Name: The Killer Novella Series
Series Number: Episode 1
Release Date: July 29th, 2015
Hosted by: Beautiful Promotions

Valentino County Detective Gwendolyn Anderson tries to solve the biggest case of her Career. Serial Killer AKA The Doctor is on the loose, killing innocent women, leaving them dead with a smile painted on their face.
Some trademark he has.
Detective Anderson is determined to do everything in her power to solve The Doc case before the FBI takes it under their wing. She has only six months to solve the murders of over twenty women from this serial killer, in the process of solving other cases that come through
Hillside Police Department.
Can she take down the biggest serial killer in Valentino County without ruining her career in the process?
Little does she know, Doc is right in front of her face.


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Olivia Howe resides in
a small town located in Maine. Born in 1994, makes her a very young
bestselling author. She was originally born in Florida, but she
considers herself a Mainer. In her spare time she loves to write,
listen to rock music, and spend time with her family. She's big on
supporting authors and their books. She owns a book blog called
Beautifully Broken Book Blog.

She's known for the
Amazon Bestselling Series called The Dark Love Series and Pretty
. She has many more books in the works and some being
published soon; including: The Prisoner's Wife, and book three
in The Dark Love Series called Trying To Remember.
Olivia's a huge Golden State Warriors,
Patriots, and Red Sox fan. She's a TV show fanatic. Her favorites
include: The Walking Dead, Vikings, Grey's Anatomy, The O.C., Orphan
Black, Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights, Homeland, Chicago Fire, and
many more. Rock music is her life. Her favorites include: Led
Zeppelin, Nirvana, Tesla, The Cure, Godsmack, Audioslave, Motley
Crue, The Honorary Title, Candlebox, Evanescence, Lynyrd Sknyrd, and
many more.

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