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Touch of Smoke Book Blog Tour #excerpt @KarissaLaurel @rrbooktours1

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Welcome to the Touch of Smoke tour! This beauty is the latest offering from author, Karissa Laurel. If you like your romance mixed with the supernatural, then this book is for you!

In addition to an exclusive excerpt, you will also have the chance to win a signed paperback copy, and some sweet bookish swag! Be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom!

I love the cover. It’s so magical and cute. 

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Touch of Smoke

Publication Date: February 12th, 2019

Publisher: Red Adept Publishing

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Three years ago, Rikki Albemarle watched her best friend die at the hands of a supernatural evil. Certain she was slated to be the next victim, Rikki fled her small Smoky Mountain hometown, vowing to never come back. Plagued by nightmares and knowing she’s the only one who believes Mina’s death was no accident, Rikki returns with hopes of finding answers and holding the killer accountable.

Rikki is convinced the key to unlocking the secret of Mina’s death lies with Owen Amir, the alluring young army vet who once claimed her heart. But the deeper Rikki digs into Owen’s past, the more she’s torn between the urgings of her heart and her memories of him on the night Mina died.

After falling further into the rabbit hole, Rikki lands at the feet of an ancient and powerful evil determined to finish what it started years before. To survive, she’ll have to make a decision: believe Owen is the monster she always feared he might be or trust him enough to stay and fight for a second chance at love.

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Owen huffed and shook his head but fished in his pocket until he found a small key ring. He selected an old brass one that he jiggled into the bolt lock over the warehouse’s rusty door handle. “Would have told you to put on jeans and boots if I’d known you wanted to go inside.”

Glancing at my shredded jean shorts and low-cut Chuck Taylors, I thanked Jesus I’d recently boosted my tetanus shot. “Not asking for a grand tour. Show me what you can from the threshold.”

Owen shook his head again, but he shoved his shoulder against the heavy door. It squealed as it gave way, swinging open on rusted hinges. I pushed past him, stepping farther into the room, but stopped at the edge of the small illuminated square thrown by Dolly’s headlights. “Just give me the general idea.”

His boot steps echoed in the open space as he moved behind me. Taking my shoulders, he shifted me until I faced the warehouse’s rear, where the light failed to reach. “The back wall there”—he pointed, leaning over my shoulder—“will be where we’ll line up the distilling tanks.” He wrapped an arm around my waist and spun us around like partners in a slow dance. A warm thrill raced through me as his lips brushed my ear. “And over there will be the café.”

My pulse throbbed in my ears, my chest, my lips. It wouldn’t be enough, these limited touches, these coy games, this not-so-subtle flirtation. With Owen, my options were sink or swim, and no matter how much reason and logic urged me to do otherwise, I was sinking, utterly drowning in him. I stumbled back and fought for a breath to clear my head, but my heel connected with an obstacle hidden in the shadows. I lost my footing and squeaked a feeble protest as gravity waged war against my balance.

The moment I was certain I would hit the floor and smash my tailbone, Owen grabbed my arm and yanked. Still off balance but with the added element of momentum, I plowed into him, tackling him to the floor.

Or that was what should have happened.

Instead, the world jumped up and swirled around me in a blur of blue sparks and shadows, air roaring in my ears like a tornado. I blinked, and the impression of someone—or something—huge, dark, and beastly burned behind my eyelids. When the dizzy moment passed, I found myself back on my feet, upright, and firmly wrapped in Owen’s arms. His heat blazed against me, filling my head with his smoky scent until I felt drunk and woozy.

“What…?” I shook my head and cleared my throat, but the intoxicating sensation remained. “What just happened?”

“You stumbled. I caught you.”

“No.” I squirmed, and he dropped his arms, releasing me. A thousand minuscule candles seemed to flicker in his eyes, giving them an otherworldly aura. I inched back, my steps wobbly. “We were falling. We should have hit the floor.”

His lips twitched. “I’m quick on my feet, Rikki. Give me some credit.”

Squinting, I studied him, his wide stance and the set of his jaw, full of self-confidence. He rolled his broad shoulders and grinned, obviously enjoying my scrutiny. Again, his presence seemed larger than the mere height and width of his physical body. Like a cowl and cape, dense shadows draped over him, and they seemed tangible enough to touch. When I reached out to stroke them, Owen drew back.

The shadows fled.

I shivered.

With no better explanation than to assume an overdose of adrenaline and desire had colored my perception, I dismissed my concerns and shrugged, heading for the door. “You’re not quick on your feet. You’re The Flash on steroids.”

His laughter followed me into the parking lot, but it was callous and more than a little cold.

The drive to my house was quiet, the atmosphere between us thick. If humans had animal instincts, then the wild creature inside me was insisting the man sitting in the passenger seat was more predator than appearance suggested. Something about Owen had changed. He was a tiger, I was his mouse, and I should run before he swallowed me whole. When I caught him staring at me, the dark look on his face implied he might do that very thing, given the chance.

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About the Author

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Karissa lives in North Carolina with her kid, her husband, the occasional in-law, and a very hairy husky. Some of her favorite things are coffee, chocolate, and super heroes. She can quote Princess Bride verbatim. She loves to read and has a sweet tooth for fantasy, sci-fi, and anything in between. In the summer, she loves to be on the water, on the boat or in her kayak. When it snows, you’ll find her on the slopes.

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Blog Tour Schedule

March 11th

Reads & Reels (Review) http://www.readsandreels.com

Where Dragons Reside (Excerpt) https://kernerangelina.live/

Crystal’s Book World (Excerpt) http://crystalsbookworld.wordpress.com

The Writer’s Alley (Review) https://www.jacobrundle.com

March 12th

The Most Sublime (Review) https://themostsublime.com

Breakeven Books (Excerpt) https://breakevenbooks.com

March 13th

SnoopyDoo’s Book Reviews (Excerpt) http://snoopydoosbookreviews.com/

March 14th

Bobo’s Book Bank (Excerpt) http://bobosbookbank.com

J Bronder Book Reviews (Review) https://jbronderbookreviews.com/

Jessica Rachow (Review) http://jessicarachow.wordpress.com

March 15th

Misty’s Book Space (Excerpt) http://mistysbookspace.wordpress.com

The Hufflepuff Nerdette (Review) https://thehufflepuffnerdette.wordpress.com/

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Book Tour: The Nanny Song @MistyAMount @Shanannigans81 @rrbooktours1 #TheNannySong

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I’m so pleased to share The Nanny Song with you all today! There’s also a great giveaway at the end so be sure to enter! Read my review and the SHORT excerpt. ^_^

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Publication Date: May 10th, 2018

Genre: Contemporary Fiction/ Suspense/ Romance

Publisher: Willow River Press

Mallory Riscoe is no stranger to dysfunction. Despite her tumultuous childhood, at twenty-two, she has established herself as a fully functional, self-made woman. However the safe, mundane life she has created for herself is quickly turned upside-down when she’s falsely accused of theft and promptly fired.

Meanwhile, a dismal pall hangs over the Colt residence. Since the death of his wife, Brendan Colt has struggled to care for his children; Kason and Meela. Each is lost in their own deep grief, but there is more to this family than meets the eye.

Two worlds collide when Mallory accepts the job as nanny to the Colt children. Mallory begins to feel a connection, a whisper of trust between them, that could mean there is still hope for everyone involved to heal. But when an unspeakable secret is uncovered that bond, and possibly Mallory’s life itself is now at risk. Can Mallory unlock the mystery intertwined in this chaotic family or will all hope of closure be lost forever?

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Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

Book Review

This was my first time reading a book by Misty and I have to say that it was a sweet read. I loved the humor, the characters and the energy. The daily things that a Nanny does is mundane but fun. It was a treat reading about the spunky kids and the father. I loved the friendships and the flirting.

A good read next to a burning fireplace, in a cold winter’s night, or a sunny afternoon.

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Excerpt

A chilly breeze had picked up and it whispered all around her. She was hardly aware of the frigid temperature penetrating her thin pajamas as she stared at Brendan’s form in the darkened cemetery. His shadowy outline was so stoic and somber that Mallory had to fight against her desire to walk in alongside the man and place a comforting arm around his shoulders.

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About the Author

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Misty Mount has written since age five and was first published at fourteen. By day she’s a caregiver, wife, and mother to a young son but during the quiet hours of night she becomes a novelist.

“I read because my grandmother showed me how to immerse myself in books for recreation, relaxation or even as a coping skill.

I write because my head is filled with daydreams and I like to choose the endings.”

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For your chance to win a print copy of The Nanny Song, or 1 of 2 digital copies, click the link below!

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Schedule

October 29th

Reads & Reels (Review) http://www.readsandreels.com

Didi Oviatt (Promo) https://didioviatt.wordpress.com

The Bookstanista (Review) https://bookstanista.com

The Voluptuous Book Diva (Excerpt) http://www.thevoluptuousbookdiva.com/

The Reading Mermaid (Review) https://tamarathereadingmermaid.weebly.com/

Where Dragons Reside (Review) https://kernerangelina.live/

October 30th

Helen Hollick (Guest Post) https://ofhistoryandkings.blogspot.co.uk/

The Cozy Pages (Promo) http://thecozypages.wordpress.com/

Darque Dreamer Reads (Review) https://darquedreamerreads.wordpress.com

My Books, My Baby, and I (Review) https://mybabymybooksandi.wordpress.com

Life at 17 (Review) https://lifeat17.wordpress.com

October 31st

Loving Life Every Day (Interview) https://lauramorningstar.com

Valerie’s Musings (Interview) http://valeriesmusings76.wordpress.com

Bri’s Book Nook (Review) http://brisbooknook.wordpress.com

November 1st

Dash Fan Book Reviews (Review) Dashfan81.blogspot.com

Wicked Good Reads (Review) http://www.wickedgoodreads.com

Plot Monsters (Promo) http://plotmonster.wordpress.com

On the Shelf Book Reviews (Interview) https://ontheshelfreviews.wordpress.com

November 2nd

Cup of Toast (Interview) https://cupoftoast.co.uk

The Genre Minx (Promo) http://www.thegenreminx.com/

Jessica Rachow (Review) Jessicarachow.wordpress.com

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The Scented Bones #BookTour Schedule @shanannigans81

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Schedule (Direct links to the stops!)

This has been an amazing experience and I would like to say that I will always be thankful to the book bloggers who took the time to post and read my new book. Thank you!

Sept. 3rd

Reads & Reels (Kick-Off)

Jessica Rachow (Review)

Sept. 4th

Nesie’s Place (Promo)

The Ghastly Grimoire (Promo)

The Bookworm Drinketh (Review)

Errin Krystal (Promo)

Sept. 5th

Books Teacups and Reviews (Promo)

Bobo’s Book Bank (Promo)

Banshee Irish Horror Blog (Review)

Sept. 6th

The Genre Minx (Promo)

Inked and Blonde (Excerpt)

Valerie’s Musings (Promo)

Loving Life Everyday (Review)

Sept. 7th

Didi Oviatt (Review)

Touch My Spine Book Reviews (Review)

J Bronder Book Reviews (Review)

Dash Fan Book Reviews (Review)

A thank you to fifth day bloggers of the #booktour for #thescentedbones @shanannigans81

Sept. 6th

Inked and Blonde (Excerpt)

https://inkedandblonde.blogspot.com/2018/09/the-scented-bones-by-angelina-kerner.html

“A petrifyingly entertaining read, it’s a must for fans of Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series” – Inked and Blonde

Yey! It looks great. Thank you for being part of the tour and just being awesome! Your words made me feel special.

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Valerie’s Musings (Promo)

https://valeriesmusings.com/2018/09/06/blog-tour-scented-bones-promo-spot/

It looks fantastic! Thank you for sharing my book on your site.

Valerie is a librarian in Michigan! Double cool. Valerie’s favorite genres to read are “Cozy Mysteries, Children’s Fiction, Teen Fiction, and Non-Fiction, specifically History and the Natural World, whether we’re talking about plants, animals, or earth science.”

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Sept. 7th

Didi Oviatt (Review) 

https://didioviatt.wordpress.com/2018/09/07/review-booktour-the-scented-bones-by-angelina-kernershanannigans81-rrbooktours1-kernerangelina/

Didi had a makeover on her site! I didn’t recognize it at first!

“I love the grandma, she’s my favorite character. Angelina Kerner did a great job with this little gem. It’s set up very well to write several more case files! As many as she want’s really.” Didi

Thank you for a great review! I read it before physical therapy and it helped me get through the physical exercises! Haha.

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Touch My Spine Book Reviews (Review)

https://touchmyspinebookreviews.com/2018/09/07/book-review-the-scented-bones-by-angelina-kerner/

“The characters were great in all the necessary ways and they worked well with their action roles, keeping you on the edge of your seat. When you usually read a short novel, you are in despair because of the one dimensional characters and an ending that is too quick for anyone’s tastes but Ms. Kerner pulls it off magnificently and always manages to leave me craving for more!” – Dani

Dani’s posts have always a little extra and she did a super job with this review post. You guys can meet the Don’s and some of the main characters along with her beautifully crafted review.

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J Bronder Book Reviews (Review)
Thank you, Jessica! Like so much! Whoooo hoooo! I earned 5 stars from Jessica! *breathes in and out* Okay! I’m good.
“I love Angelina Kerner’s writing; it is so descriptive that you just find yourself fully immersed in this world. This is not your normal paranormal creatures and world but that just makes it even better. You will find action, adventure, murder, and a beautiful yet deadly world.” – Jessica
I’m like blushing right now. Yikes! I just saw the comments on the post and me being quick with the next book…umm I’ll try my best. I have written 5 chapters so far….. Don’t send zombies after me! lol
Let’s see, Jessica has read Deity’s Soulmate – 4 stars. Follow the Snowflakes – 5 stars! I’m feeling really good right now.
Jessica likes cats so I’m hooking her up with a dragon that is staring at a cat!
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A thank you to fourth day bloggers of the #booktour for #thescentedbones @shanannigans81 part 2

Sept. 6th

Loving Life Everyday (Review)

http://lauramorningstar.com/review-the-scented-bones/ 

Laura did a trailer reveal and I’m so happy that she reviewed my book. I needed a pick me up and her review gave me a smile. I’m happy to know that although the cover wasn’t eye catchy to Laura that she found the book within a gem!

“The plot of this book is definitely undersold by the cover. It is a complex mystery with moments of intense tension and suspense. Interspersed are occasions of humour and a fun romantic aspect to.  The book is twisty and their are definitely one or two surprise moments that I totally wasn’t expecting, which was great fun as its dull when you can guess a plot from the beginning.” – Laura

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A thank you to fourth day bloggers of the #booktour for #thescentedbones @shanannigans81

Sept. 5th

Bobo’s Book Bank (Promo)

https://bobosbookbank.com/2018/09/05/%F0%9F%8C%B9read-an-excerpt-for-new-paranormal-crime-fiction-the-scented-bones-the-svabodina-case-files-the-svabodina-case-files-book-1-by-angelina-kerner-releasing-soon%F0%9F%8C%B9/

Looks fantastic. Trisy’s blog is awesome with lots of content to go through! The header image is interesting and a little mysterious. I like the hand on the rose on the book. Powerful. Trisy  has three sons, three cats, a chihuahua, and a husband. That’s one exciting household! Her goodreads challenge is 180 books this year! Wow! Good luck!

Thank you for being part of the book tour. It means a lot!

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Sept. 6th

The Genre Minx (Promo) 

http://www.thegenreminx.com/2018/09/06/scented-bones-angelina-kerner-blog-tour-spotlight-excerpt/

It’s the first stop that shows my book characters from The Scented Bones. WHooo hooo! So, check out this stop to get a glimpse to what the characters look like. Of course, they may look differently in your mind, but there are some hobby’s in there and stuff. ^_^

I adore this blog. It’s soooo pretty! Check out like everything!

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