Spotlight: A Rendezvous to Remember + Giveaway

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Join us for this tour from Feb 9 to Mar 1, 2021!

 

Title:  A Rendezvous to Remember: A Memoir of Joy and Heartache at the Dawn of the Sixties

by Terry Marshall, Ann Garretson Marshall
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18 +), 378 pages
Genre:  Memoir, Romance
Publisher:  Sandra Jonas Publishing
Release date:   Feb 2021
Tour dates: Feb 9 to Mar 1, 2021
Content Rating:  R. This memoir contains mature themes, explicit sex scenes, one f-word, and occasional profanity.

In June 1964, Ann Garretson skips her college commencement to tour Europe with Lieutenant Jack Sigg, a tank commander on the German-Czech border, with the hope of returning as his fiancée. A month into their rendezvous, her best friend, Terry, proposes marriage—by mail—throwing all their lives into turmoil.

Jack offers the military life Ann grew up with. Terry, a conscientious objector, will leave for the Peace Corps at the end of the summer—unless the draft board intervenes and sends him to jail. Her dilemma: she loves them both. Caught between the old mores and winds of change, Ann must make an agonizing choice.

In alternating voices, A Rendezvous to Remember presents firsthand accounts by the two who eventually married, enriched by letters from the rival, whose path led him elsewhere. Provocative and delightfully uncensored, this coming-of-age memoir, anchored in the tumult of the sixties, is a tribute to the enduring power of love and family.

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Meet the Authors:

Terry Marshall and Ann Garretson Marshall taught English in the Philippines as Peace Corps volunteers and later served as Peace Corps country co-directors in the Solomon Islands, Kiribati, and Tuvalu. Back in the States, they worked side by side as community organizers and activists in Colorado. Terry went on to write fiction and nonfiction works on discrimination, poverty, rural development, and intercultural conflict. Ann has thirty years of experience as a writer, editor, and community-government go-between for issues related to nuclear and hazardous waste cleanup. Always seeking adventure, Terry and Ann have traveled to forty-three countries. They live in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Tour Schedule:

Feb 9 –
Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 9 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 10 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 11 – Pick a Good Book – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 12 – Splashes of Joy – books spotlight / giveaway
Feb 12 – Laura’s Interests – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 15 – Read and Review – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 16 – Lisa’s Everyday Reads – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 17 – Westveil Publishing – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 17 – Sadie’s Spotlight – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 18 – Pine Enshrined Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 19 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 19 – Books for Books – book spotlight / author interview
Feb 22 – Kam’s Place – book spotlight / author interview
Feb 22 – Bookish Ramblings – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Feb 22 – Book World Reviews – book spotlight
Feb 23 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 24 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Feb 24 – I’m All About Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 25 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 25 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book spotlight
Feb 26 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Mar 1 – High Society Book Club & Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Mar 1 – BookishKelly2020 – book spotlight

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Spotlight: Against Such Things, by Rachel K. Baldwin

Against Such Things

Against such things

Against Such Things
By Rachel K. Baldwin
Genre: Memoir, Substance Abuse Recovery

 

If you are born into ineffable darkness, could you even comprehend the light?

Take one-part volatile home life, two-parts haphazard nomadic existence, zero-parts social connection, and shake well. Our protagonist’s only constant is unpredictability: that, and the charismatic, fundamentalist hammerings from the pulpit.

But when a sheltered child goes nuclear? Just pray you are FAR from the exclusion zone.

Can a toxic cocktail of compounded trauma, spiritual warfare, and an unfettered nosedive into addiction be overcome? Join Rachel on her passage through the underworld as she searches for the means to reassemble her splintered psyche while wrestling Against Such Things.

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(available in paperback & Kindle versions; audiobook in production)

From the Author

Against Such Things is a labor of love conceived after traversing the depths of insanity and despair and coming out somewhat-less-than-unscathed. The concept–the overarching message–being one of HOPE.
 
Hope. Healing. Healing from complex trauma, from addiction, from incarceration. There IS a new way of life, and I am living proof.
 
Long and longer I spent wallowing in unresolved wounds, in cyclical self-destructive behavior patterns trying to run from myself, run from my pain.
 
But, as we all know, no matter where you go, there you are.
 
Once I finally accepted ME, built the beautiful life of healing and recovery I have today, I realized something pivotal: Just getting out by the skin of my teeth was not enough. It just wasn’t.
 
I refuse to be one of those panicky, terrified first-class passengers on the Titanic who scurry away in an entirely empty lifeboat whilst others scream and flail and drown in the distance.
 
And, so, I wrote. I wrote down the pain, the trauma, the tribulation—and eventually—the recovery. I wrote, but not to claim I am some all-knowing all-seeing expert with a magical cure-all solution: NO.

I wrote purely and simply to capture in text my fundamental takeaway: YOU ARE NOT ALONE. WE DO RECOVER and SO CAN YOU.

About the Author

The long and short of it is this: I’m a recovering black-out artist, stay-at-home-dog-mom, and serial overcomer, but you can just call me Rachel.
 
Life’s been crazy, intense, messy, ugly, surreal, and BEAUTIFUL.
 
In-between hunting for estate sales, compulsively redecorating my historic home, and hanging out with my favorite people (aka, my fam), I write. It’s my bridge to serenity. The place where I am centered and whole.
 
I’m a second-chance enthusiast at heart and the most fallible of any human I’ve met.
 
Gratitude. That’s where I abide, man. All the time. No matter what.
 
Against Such Things is my first book.

Rachel K. Baldwin

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Spotlight: Dying to Belong + Giveaway

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Join us for this tour from Jan 13 to Feb 2, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title: Dying to Belong: How I Accidentally Found Myself by Diane Mullins
Category Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 178 pages
Genre Memoir
Publisher Funshine Publishing
Release date March 2020
Content Rating: PG-13 due to a few cuss words

 

Book Description:

As a very shy, meek, and insecure little girl, Diane Mullins grew up the youngest of seven children in an abusive family. Never shown or taught how to love or be loved, Diane grew up with no self-confidence or self-esteem. Who knew that it would take a near-fatal accident to help her find her way to self-love and spiritual freedom? In Dying to Belong, Diane shares her story that begins at the scene of a body- and spirit-crushing ATV accident. Forced to ride out of the wilderness area herself, she arrived at the hospital to discover broken bones, ruptured organs, and a punctured lung. She was literally on the doorstep of death. During the excruciating process of physical healing, Diane began exploring a spiritual journey that led to loving, accepting, and respecting herself. Diane learned the empowering lesson that by changing her thoughts and feelings, she has been able to live a life of freedom from negativity and pain.

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Meet the Author:

Diane Mullins has a master’s degree in psychology from Grand Canyon University where she learned how to manage, inspire, and motivate people. She has spent most of her life working in private dental offices as a dental hygienist. Diane is a certified health/life coach, which has allowed her to help others with weight loss, setting goals, and motivation. Now as an author she tells her own story of a tragic accident that taught her things crucial to her own wellbeing and the possibility of helping others in a whole new way.

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Tour Schedule:

Jan 13 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Jan 14 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 15 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 18 – I’m Into Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 19 – Westveil Publishing – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 20 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review / giveaway
Jan 21 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Jan 22 – Sadie’s Spotlight – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 25 – Splashes of Joy – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 26 – the bibliophilic world – book spotlight / guest post
Jan 26 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Jan 27 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 27 – Pine Enshrined Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 28 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 28 – Lisa Everyday Reads – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 29 – Laura’s Interests – book review / giveaway
Feb 1 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
Feb 2 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview
Feb 2 – Olio by Marilyn – book review / giveaway

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