Daily Archives: January 4, 2016

Music Spotlight ~ Sheila Cashanova

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Sheila Cashanova. The Rapper/Songwriter hails from Brooklyn New York.

Her inspiration comes from poetry and art and being able to express herself through music. She started recording music as a teenager with upbeat club bangers and decided to stay independent in the music industry until she felt ready to pursue a music career. After going to college and gaining a business marketing degree she decided she rather market her own music and continue her music career. Now that she’s been back on the mic, her music is more creative than ever and very catchy and melodic. She owes everything to her deceased mom who left Cashanova searching for a meaningful life she finds in her music and her expression.

Her goal is to be a positive role model and come out with feel good dancing music


Check out her song on YouTube “All A Dream”

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Virtual Excerpt Tour ~ Fairly Certain by Deborah Ann Davis

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Fairly Certain

by Deborah Ann Davis


GENRE:  Young Adult Fiction



Petir takes a rough tumble in the Connecticut woods, but awakens in the middle of old England. His instinct to freak out is tempered by the arrival of a fair maiden wearing a bow…and arrow. Throwing caution to the wind, Petir decides he has nothing to lose by pursuing Maid Rianne. But when she is captured by the enemy, a geek with no ability to defend himself must find a way to rescue the fair maiden.




Despite the summer heat, she felt chilled to her very bones.

“I warned you not to cross me, Rianne. A true winner does not let anything interfere with his goal. You will come to thank me for this.” Lord Robert pulled her along.

“Thank you for this?” I have had enough.

Rianne shoved her shoulder into Robert’s ribs. He staggered to the side at the unexpected blow. She leaned over, raised a tucked leg, and slammed her heel into his chest. As he tumbled backward, she dropped to the ground to slip her bound hands underneath her and over her feet so they would be in front. Unfortunately, the simple maneuver was hampered by her skirts.

She was up and running, trying to reach the sanctuary of the forest, but untangling skirts from bonds had shortened her lead. Lord Robert was on her heels. Within moments, he seized her around the waist and grappled her to the ground.

He stood up, breathing heavily. Lord Robert was built for smashing, not running. He dusted his hands off with distaste. Rianne lay on the ground, glaring at him, ignoring the pain in her hip. He brushed off his clothing, ignoring her.

“You are trying my patience, Maid Rianne.” He reached down to grab her by the arms, but she rolled out reach.

Scuttling after her, he effectively halted her by stomping on her skirt. Puling her to her feet, he shook her by her shoulders. “Nice try, but I am taking you to the sheriff, and there is nothing you can do about it.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:


I’m DEBORAH ANN DAVIS, and I write Quirky New/Young Adult Fiction with a Twist. I began writing when searching for inspiration for my 5th grade English Journal. Lo and behold, my world was full of funny tales just waiting to be told. It never occurred to me to pursue writing, not even when I discovered my flare for telling stories at college parties.

After a string of undergrad majors, I realized I could reach a captive audience EVERY DAY in the public school system. As you probably know, teenagers love to laugh, and what could be more entertaining than Biology, Earth Science, and Environmental Science? I jumped into teaching with both feet and loved it for 27 years. It came with an added bonus: Once teens know you like to laugh, they want to make you laugh. Go figure.

Twelve years after our first kiss, I reunited with, and married my childhood sweetheart. Together we coached our daughter’s AAU Basketball Team, which swept States two years in a row. (Yay!) Then, for several years, our daughter and our money went to college.

During a particularly nasty bout of Lyme disease, I turned to Fitness to boost my Health, and to Writing to boost my Happiness. Currently, I am a healthy and happy Educational Speaker and a Certified Personal Trainer who loves to write.

We presently reside on a lovely lake in Connecticut. When I’m not writing novels for my Love of Fairs series, I enjoy dabbling with living a sustainable life, dancing, playing outside, and laughing really hard every day. I also promote increasing movement throughout your day as Wiggle Writer in my Merry Meddling blog at http://deborahanndavis.com/merry-meddling

You can track my meddling on https://twitter.com/DeborahAnnDavis  or https://twitter.com/WiggleWriter 

Fairly Certain will be $0.99 during the tour.




Fairly Certain is available through:

IndieBound http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781942009016

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Fairly-Certain-Fairs-Deborah-Davis/dp/1942009011/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438885196&sr=8-1&keywords=fairly+certain

Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/503303

Kobo https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/fairly-certain

B&N Nook http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fairly-certain-deborah-ann-davis/1120492765?ean=2940150630598#

bLio https://www.blio.com/web1/actions/searchHandler.do?key=9781942009023&nextPage=booksDetails&parentNum=12848

inktera http://www.inktera.com/store/title/74f5bcc8-1792-4ddc-97fd-ffd0bd1b7e23




Deborah will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Cover Reveal ~ Blackbird Summer


About the Book

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Title: Blackbird Summer

Author: Em Shotwell

Genre: Fantasy Romance

When people hate the unknown, being Gifted is a curse.

In the cornerstone of the rural south, Brooklyn, Mississippi, no one dares make eye contact with the strange Caibre family. Until the rewards are worth the cost. The townsfolk come, cash in hand, always at night, to pay for services only a Gifted can provide.

No matter the Gifts prevalent in her family, at twenty-one, Tallulah is expected to follow the path laid out for her: marriage, babies, and helping her mama teach the family home school program. She’s resigned to live the quiet life and stay out of trouble…until she meets Logan.

An outsider and all around rebel, Logan doesn’t care about her family’s reputation. Yet after a tragic loss wreaks havoc on the crumbling relationship between the Caibres and the townsfolk, Tallulah must decide if love and freedom are worth risking everything.

Add Blackbird Summer to your list on Goodreads

Author Bio

Author PhotoEm Shotwell is the author of Blackbird Summer (City Owl Press, 2016). She lives in South Louisiana with a husband who spoils her and two mini-superheroes who call her mom. Em think the most interesting characters are the ones who live on the sidelines, and that small towns often hide the biggest secrets. She is inspired by tall tales and local legends.

When she’s not writing about misfits and oddballs, Em enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, and debating Doctor Who facts with her obsessed ten-year-old.

You can visit Em Shotwell online:

www.EmShotwell.com Goodreads Twitter Facebook Instagram


Giveaway is for a $5 Amazon giftcard and a copy of “The Chans”, a short story which ties into “Blackbird Summer”.

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