Spotlight & Excerpt: Dating in Everton + Giveaway


I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the DATING IN EVERTON by Scarlett Philips Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


Title: DATING IN EVERTON (Everton Ever After #3)

Author: Scarlett Philips

Pub. Date: February 26, 2022

Publisher: Scarlett Philips

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 234

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Dating has never been easy or fun for me.

When you grow up in a small town you know everyone. The guys I grew up with are either losers or engaged to my best friend.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled for Rowe. She deserves all the happiness in the world. But seeing her with her guys has made me realize that I want what she has.

So I’ve decided to put myself out there, see if I can find someone or someones to call mine.

One disastrous date after another has me second-guessing whether dating in Everton is worth the hassle, but when an old acquaintance, a friend, and a stranger all set their sights on me, I start to think my luck just might be turning around.

This is the first book in Quinn’s first duet and ends on a cliffhanger. This is a series of duets. It is not necessary to read the first duet before you read this one, but there is crossover, so you may want to. Start the series with Returning to Everton. Rowen’s first duet is complete.

Grab the first 2 books in this companion series to find out about Rowan!



I pull into Rowe’s driveway barely putting the car in park before the front door flies open. She runs from her house to my car, wrenching my passenger door open, jumping in as she laughs hysterically. 
“Go! Go!” she shrieks as she slams my door.
As I put the car in reverse, I look up to see Nate storming out of the house. 
“Oh, no. What’d you do?” I ask with a laugh.
“Shh, no time! Go! Hurry! He’s coming!” she commands as she buckles up.
I figure I can always ask questions later, so I step on it. Spinning out of her drive, flying down the road away from the angry-looking man currently giving my tail lights the death glare. Once I turn off her road onto the main street, I chance a look at her. 
“Okay, spill. What the hell was that about?”
She’s still laughing but manages to calm down enough to talk. “I guess the guys had plans for when the kids were gone tonight.” She shrugs with a sly smile.
I laugh with her. Of course, they did.
“Nate caught me getting dressed up. He thought I did it for him.” She snickers before she continues. “I may have kind of played along with it until you pulled up, then maybe I fled the house without telling them anything.” She covers her mouth as she sputters, dissolving into another fit of laughter.
“Oh my god. No, you didn’t! Girrrl, Nate is gonna tan your hide when you get home tonight,” I warn with wide eyes. 
“I know. It’s gonna be great!” She claps her hands, smiling this giddy smile, the freak.
Stopping at a red light, I turn to get a good look at my best friend. Oh, man. No wonder Nate looked so mad! No way would he be okay with her leaving the house like this. The girl is smoking! 
“Rowe, sweetie, I know you like pushing their buttons, especially Nate’s, but Jesus, girl. Do you have a death wish? Going out dancing looking like that.” I look her up and down, making a point to stare at her low-cut top.

About Scarlett Philips:

Scarlett Philips writes Paranormal Reverse Harem Romance novels. She read her first RH book 4 years ago and hasn’t been able to put them down since. It was while reading one such a novel that she got the idea to write her own, and thus Returning to Everton was born. She loves the paranormal and all things magic.

She enjoys writing stories that are relatable but also let you escape into a fantasy world. When she’s not writing she’s spending time with her family, driving kids to and from school, and therapies. It’s a busy life, but she wouldn’t change it for the world. Scarlett loves getting messages from her readers. Check out her website and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok. Feel free to send her a message any time.

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1 winner will win a $10 Amazon GC, International.

1 winner will win an eBook of DATING IN EVERTON, International.

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Book Blitz: Mushroom Honeymoon + Excerpt

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Mushroom Honeymoon
Book Two in the Psychedelic Love Series

by Charlotte Dune

Magical Romance

Date Published: May 2021

Publisher: Ocean Flower Press

Magical, sexy, tropical, and terrifying — Mushroom Honeymoon follows a couple’s quest for harmony and love, despite physical and mental obstacles.

Newly married, Saman wants to be a wonderful husband, but serious health concerns are affecting his daily life and marriage. To improve his situation, he undergoes a kidney transplant, but the procedure leads to as many complications as solutions to his problems.

After the operation, Saman’s wife, Thelma, plans a belated honeymoon to Hawaii, hoping it will help her troubled husband relax. Before they leave, a friend gives Thelma the contact of a wealthy entrepreneur who hosts transcendental magic mushroom (psilocybin) and psilohuasca (ayahuasca component + magic mushrooms) ceremonies on his secluded Hawaiian estate. Based on her own visions and transformative experiences with psychedelics, Thelma believes the ceremony may benefit Saman, and she books the psychedelic retreat.

As the couple explores the lush landscape of Hawaii, the trip reveals the strengths and weaknesses of their bond. Saman grows hesitant to attend the mushroom ceremony, while Thelma becomes convinced that it’s exactly what her husband needs. What she doesn’t realize is that Saman harbors a secret that could threaten more than just their marriage.

Is the honeymoon of their love only beginning? Or will Saman’s dishonesty lead to the destruction of their relationship?

In Mushroom Honeymoon, Charlotte Dune creates an emotional and supernatural romance, teaming with visionary energy and surreal hallucinations, taking the reader deep into the psyches of two incomplete individuals seeking to emerge together in wholeness and love.

Mushroom Honeymoon, is book two in The Psychedelic Love Series and can be read as a standalone or in sequence. It picks up where Cactus Friends: A Psychedelic Love Story leaves off and delves into the challenges of marriage, plant medicine culture, and the joys of Hawaii.

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Cactus Friends

Book One in the Psychedelic Love Series

Published: April 2020

Publisher: Ocean Flower Press

Plant medicine plus passion in this non-stop, steamy, and tropical adventure.

A struggling photographer, Thelma searches for direction in her life. The universe draws her to a group conducting secret plant medicine ceremonies on a farm in Florida’s southern Everglades. After drinking a mescaline tea made from the San Pedro, wachuma cactus with the group, she receives an unusual message and meets a young Persian man suffering from kidney failure named Saman. Together, they try to unravel the hidden meaning of Thelma’s prophetic visions — a path that leads directly to Thelma’s past and to Saman’s future.

In Cactus Friends, Charlotte Dune creates a story rich with supernatural energy and imagery, taking the reader inside the world of underground shamans, psychedelic encounters, and wachuma, or huachuma, and ayahuasca ceremonies.

Cactus Friends: A Psychedelic Love Story uncovers the power of romances old and new, and traverses the unbreakable threads that connect lovers across space and time.

Praised for its unusual setting, Cactus Friends is a fast and magical romance book that keeps the reader turning the pages from beginning to end.




As their lips parted, a hush fell over the crowd and Bāne Kama strolled out from the living room. Bare-chested, he wore white linen pants with a belt of braided plant fibers and a necklace of golf-ball-sized black beads with a large Hawaiian fishhook dangling above his navel.

As he passed, Thelma got a better view of his tattoos, including a detailed drawing of an octopus on his spinal column, with tentacles wrapping around his sides, creating the effect of the creature riding on his back. He faced the crowd with his arms outstretched and palms lifted. The ocean shimmered in the distance beyond his sculpted physique.

Nervous energy sparked through Thelma and she shifted her legs to release the tension. Bāne opened his mouth and, in a deep, clear voice, bellowed a melody of fluid Hawaiian words.

Who was this man? The more Thelma saw him, the more she grew convinced they’d met before.

The song finished and the audience applauded. Bāne pressed his enormous hands together in prayer and tipped his head. He scanned the crowd. “We’ll now hike to the sacred ceremony space and begin our journey.”

With the rest of the guests, they trailed behind Bāne’s hulking form as he led them around the guest houses and up a hill; via a stone path, they entered the jungle.


About the Author

A former U.S. Diplomat and award-winning documentary filmmaker, Charlotte Dune writes romance, travel, and adventure stories from her home base in South Florida. Her writing explores self-discovery, love, and exotic locations. The author of The Psychedelic Love Series, she has a passion for travel, reading, nature, and entheogenic practices.

Charlotte Dune’s books include Cactus Friends: A Psychedelic Love Story and Mushroom Honeymoon. Her essays and articles have appeared in print magazines and in many online publications, including POV Magazine and The Temper.

She is also passionate about creative recovery and sharing her own story of recovery from battered women’s syndrome and PTSD. Her memoir about marrying into Ugandan high-society, and working in Africa for the U.S. Government, called Kampala Sunsets, is under current publisher review.

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