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BOOK TOUR Schedule ~ Lethal Journey Dec. 6 + Giveaway

My book tour for LETHAL JOURNEY begins on Friday (Dec. 6) and runs until June 2014! Follow along and enter to win The Ulimated Ebook Gift Pack!

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 Book Tour Schedule

6th December – Book Feature at Peace from Pieces

7th December – Twitter View with OB Book Tours

8th December – Twitter Blast with OB Book Tours

9th December – Author Interview at Mommy Adventures

10th December – Guest Post at Bunny’s Review

11th December –Author Interview at Blog-A-Licious Authors

12th December– (*)Book Review & Guest Post at The Reading Cat

13th December – Twitter Blast with OB Book Tours

14th December – Guest Post & Book Feature at Quality Reads UK

15th December – (*1)Book Review at Author’s Friend

16th December – Guest Post at Paws on Books

17th December – Author Interview & (*2)Book Review at City of Reviews

18th December – (*3)Book Feature at Kindle Nook Books

19th December – Author Interview at Dreaming Pages

20th December – (*4)Book Review & Guest Post at Nobody Important

21st December – Book Feature at Top ‘o Mornin’ To Ya

22nd December – (*5)Book Review & Author Interview at Me, You & Books

23rd December – Guest Post at Everything 4 Books

24th December – (*7)Book Review at My Reading Problem

25th December – Author Interview at UnBiased Book Reviews

26th December – Guest Post & (*8)Book Review at Author’s Going Places

27th December – Book Feature at Gentleman Reads

28th December – (*9)Book Review & Author Interview at Creating Imaginations

29th December – Book Feature at UK Book Club

30th December – (*10)Book Review & Author Interview at Book Professor

31st December – Book Feature at Reading Away Life

1st January – (*11) Book Review & Guest Post at Book Connoisseur

2nd January – Book Feature at A Novel Design

3rd January – (*12)Book Review & Author Interview at Love Books

4th January – Excerpt at Book Bumpkin

5th January – Orangeberry Sidebar

6th January – (*13)Book Review & Author Interview at Farm Girl Books

7th January – Guest Post at Page Turning Books

8th January – (*14)Book Review & Excerpt at Nose in Books

9th January – Author Interview at High Class Books

10th January – (*15)Book Review & Guest Post at bit’s ‘n bobs

11th January – Excerpt at Reading Treats

18th January – (*16)Book Review & Author Interview at Working for Books

25th January – Excerpt at Books & Beyond

1st February – (*17)Book Review & Guest Post at Reading My Addiction

8th February – Author Interview at Top Shelf Books

15th February – Orangeberry Book of the Day

22nd February – Tweet Me A Storm with OB Book Tours

1st March – (*18)Book Review & Guest Post at Pages to Covers

8th March – Excerpt at Zoo of Books

15th March – (*19)Book Review & Author Interview at Book Lover’s Dream

22nd March – Guest Post at Journey’s thru Books

29th March – (*20)Excerpt at Yesterday’s Book

5th April – Guest Post & Book Feature at Life Altering Reads

12th April – Excerpt at Brainy Reads

19th April – Guest Post at Next Big Book Thing

26th April – Author Interview & Book Feature at Aspiring Books

3rd May – Excerpt at Colourful Books

10th May – Guest Post at Pages to Pages

17th May – Author Interview & Book Feature at Up In Smoke

24th May – Guest Post at Living Books

31st May – Excerpt at Dawn til Dusk

7th June – Author Interview & Book Feature at Just My Opinion

14th June – Guest Post at Pastime with Books

21st June – Excerpt at Blurbs

Find the book tour schedule here!

printLJourney2Where to Buy

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H0J6J90
AmazonUK: http://tinyurl.com/nrk9qgr
AmazonCA: http://tinyurl.com/nhyyexs
iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/p5qak4q
Kobo: http://goo.gl/o6Kd3P
B&N: http://goo.gl/enh1HJ
Chapters/Indigo: http://tinyurl.com/qxtcuh2
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/361358

Available in paperback:
Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/pxo8p2x
Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/4463967

LETHAL JOURNEY Blog Tour ~ November 16-23 + Win eBooks and Amazon GC

Lethal Journey is on tour through Book Junky Girls! Enter to win a one of 2 copies of REFLECTION (romantic thriller) & $5.00 Amazon Gift Card from Book Junky Girls Blog! (Enter below)

NEWOCTPROMO2PRE-ORDER TODAY!

Chapters/Indigo – http://ow.ly/pwbti
Kobo – http://goo.gl/o6Kd3P
iTunes – http://goo.gl/eIsBBw
Barnes &Noble –  http://goo.gl/enh1HJ
Smashwords –  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/361358
Goodreads –  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18491811-lethal-journey

Praise

“An entertaining and complex novella with some solid twists at the end.” Cheryl Kaye Tardif, international bestselling author of SUBMERGED
“High tension, high intrigue, and an angry mob boss put young Assistant DA Lauren Taylor on the defensive as she prepares for the biggest courtroom case of her life. All she has to do is stay alive long enough to put the head of one of New York’s biggest crime families behind bars, and the jury is out on whether she can pull that off. Her greatest ally is a man she knew and loved long ago, who shredded her heart as his own demons of guilt tried to drown him in an alcohol induced haze. Lethal Journey by Kim Cresswell hits the ground running and does not stop! Are people as they seem or is there more to them? As the attempts on her life escalate and people close to her go missing, Lauren doesn’t have many options on who to trust. Enter the one man who broke her heart, Eric, a homicide detective who has also felt the burn of getting too close to the mob. Can Lauren trust him? Does she have a choice? It would be so much easier if her heart would stay out of it, wouldn’t it?

Kim Cresswell’s talent shines through again! With a talent for setting the stage, bringing in the characters and cuing the action, she held me from page one. She is not afraid to write a tale that is real, where the good guys do not go unscathed and they are not perfect. There is grit in her style, and when she says you are in a warehouse with a stench, you smell it. The romantic tension runs high, and using character flashbacks to the past not only builds on the development of each character as a flesh and blood entity, but serve to eventually bring everything full circle with an ending that you will NOT see coming!”Tome Tender’s Book Blog

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Follow the Tour:

November 16 – Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews

November 17 – A Room With Books

November 19 – The Blushing Diva Reviews

November 20 – Leona’s Chatter

November 21 – Sinful Review

Available in eBook and Paperback December 1st!
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November GIVEAWAY! Win a Kindle Fire HDX (US) or $229 Amazon GC or Paypal Cash (INT)

Lethal Journey

Lethal Journey
A Short Novel Thriller (novella)

PRE-ORDER the eBook at Kobo, iTunes, Barnes & Noble and Chapters/Idigo.ca for $0.99 & SAVE $3.00!

A killer lurks in the shadows of Hyde Park, New York…waiting.

Manhattan District Attorney, Lauren Taylor, is about to take on the most important case of her career, prosecuting Gino Valdina, acting mob boss of New York’s most influential crime syndicate.

For three decades, Gino Valdina has led New York’s Valdina crime family. Since his recent indictment for murder, the leadership of the family is in turmoil, appalled by the death of one of their own, Gino’s wife, Madelina. Without the support of the family behind him, Valdina will do anything to save himself.

But Lauren soon discovers, things aren’t always as they seem when she’s tossed into a mystery, a deadly conspiracy that reaches far beyond the criminal underworld and a journey into the past makes her a target…and anyone she’s ever loved.

0ddd0-grey-divider-no-background-hiWoohoo! It’s November and look what we’re giving away! A Kindle Fire HDX! (details below)

Kindle HDX NOvemberThis is a joint AUTHOR & BLOGGER GIVEAWAY EVENT!

Bloggers & Authors have joined together and each chipped in a little money towards a Kindle Fire HDX 7″.

The winner will have the option of receiving a 7″ Kindle Fire HDX (US Only – $229 Value)

Or $229 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)

Or $229 in Paypal Cash (International)

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Sign up to Sponsor the December Giveaway (starting around December 2nd)

http://www.iamareader.com/2013/10/december-kindle-fire.html

Giveaway Details

1 winner will receive their choice of an all new Kindle Fire 7″ HDX (US Only – $229 value), $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash (International).

There is a second separate giveaway for bloggers who post this giveaway on their blog. See details in the rafflecopter on how to enter to win the 2nd Kindle Fire HDX 7″.

Ends 11/30/13

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer http://iamareader.com and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Enter the Kindle Fire HDX Giveaway!

A Must-Read Thriller! “A killer lurks in the shadows of Hyde Park, New York…waiting.”

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PRE-ORDER TODAY!

Chapters/Indigo – http://ow.ly/pwbti
Kobo – http://goo.gl/o6Kd3P
iTunes – http://goo.gl/eIsBBw
Barnes &Noble –  http://goo.gl/enh1HJ
Smashwords –  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/361358
Goodreads –  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18491811-lethal-journey

Latest Review


“High tension, high intrigue, and an angry mob boss put young Assistant DA Lauren Taylor on the defensive as she prepares for the biggest courtroom case of her life. All she has to do is stay alive long enough to put the head of one of New York’s biggest crime families behind bars, and the jury is out on whether she can pull that off. Her greatest ally is a man she knew and loved long ago, who shredded her heart as his own demons of guilt tried to drown him in an alcohol induced haze. Lethal Journey by Kim Cresswell hits the ground running and does not stop! Are people as they seem or is there more to them? As the attempts on her life escalate and people close to her go missing, Lauren doesn’t have many options on who to trust. Enter the one man who broke her heart, Eric, a homicide detective who has also felt the burn of getting too close to the mob. Can Lauren trust him? Does she have a choice? It would be so much easier if her heart would stay out of it, wouldn’t it?

Kim Cresswell’s talent shines through again! With a talent for setting the stage, bringing in the characters and cuing the action, she held me from page one. She is not afraid to write a tale that is real, where the good guys do not go unscathed and they are not perfect. There is grit in her style, and when she says you are in a warehouse with a stench, you smell it. The romantic tension runs high, and using character flashbacks to the past not only builds on the development of each character as a flesh and blood entity, but serve to eventually bring everything full circle with an ending that you will NOT see coming!”

For more reviews check out Tome Tender’s Book Blog or find us on Facebook.

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Caught in the Crosswinds – The Amazon, WS Smith and Kobo Hurricane

If you’re not familar with this story…it began with Amazon removing books which go against their policies and procedures. I am in complete agreement with their actions because of the content of the books in question (rape, incest, beastiality etc.) Putting hardcore erotica titles alongside childrens books is unacceptable and of course action should be taken to remove them.

Then WH Smith followed by shutting down their website.

“A statement from WHSmith:

Last week we were made aware that a number of unacceptable titles were appearing on our website through the Kobo website that has an automated feed to ours. This is an industry wide issue impacting retailers that sell self published eBooks due to the explosion of self publishing, which in the main is good as it gives new authors the opportunity to get their content published. However we are disgusted by these particular titles, find this unacceptable and we in no way whatsoever condone them.

It is our policy not to feature titles like those highlighted and we have processes in place to screen them out. We offer over one million titles through our eBooks partner Kobo, many of which are self-published titles. Due to the massive amount of self publishing a number of these titles have got through the screening process.

We are taking immediate steps to have them all removed. While we are doing this we have decided to take our website off-line to best protect our customers and the public. Our website will become live again once all self published eBooks have been removed and we are totally sure that there are no offending titles available. When our website goes back online it will not display any self published material until we are completely confident that inappropriate books can never be shown again.

We sincerely apologise for any offence caused.

In the mean time if you have any questions for our customer support team you can contact then here (customer.relations@whsmith.co.uk).”

Link: http://www.whsmith.co.uk/

The books in “question” were distributed by Draft2Digital (almost 8,000 books) and my debut romantic thriller, REFLECTION, was one of the books distributed via D2D along with many other of my publisher’s (MuseItUp Publishing) titles.

reflection333x500REFLECTION has won numerous awards. UP Authors Fiction Challenge Winner (2013), Silicon Valley’s Romance Writers of America (RWA) “Gotcha!” Romantic Suspense Winner (2004) and an Honourable Mention in Calgary’s (RWA) The Writer’s Voice Contest (2006).

Then Kobo pulled all titles distributed via D2D.

“To our Kobo Writing Life and self-publishing partners:

As you may be aware, there has been a significant amount of negative media attention in the UK regarding offensive material that became available across a number of eBook platforms. Kobo was included in the reports from media and we are taking immediate action to resolve an issue that is the direct result of a select few authors and publishers violating Kobo’s content policies.

In order to address the situation Kobo is taking the following steps:
1. We are removing titles in question from the Kobo platform.
2. We are quarantining and reviewing titles to ensure that compliance to our policies is met by all authors and publishers. We will ensure that content meeting the policy is made available online as soon as possible.
3. We are reviewing our policies and procedures to implement safeguards that will ensure this situation does not happen in the future.

We are working hard to get back to business as usual, as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.

Our goal at Kobo is not to censor material; we support freedom of expression. Further, we want to protect the reputation of self-publishing as a whole. You have our promise that we will do all we can to ensure the exceptions that have caused this current situation will not have a lasting effect on what is an exciting new channel that connects Readers to a wealth of books.

Sincerely,

Mark Lefebvre
Director, Kobo Writing Life”

______________

After reading the the message from Kobo…REFLECTION does not contain anything that would warrant removal instead it was pulled because my publisher chose to use D2D.

In the end, isn’t this censoring to begin with? Selecting a “group” is not cool and what about all the other books on Kobo’s site? Shouldn’t they be removed and quarantined to ensure they are in compliance with the same policies? Do they really believe there aren’t books on their site now that go against their content policies?

Of course it’s not the end of the world but it sure as heck has caused a lot of problems especially with Christmas just around the corner. I put a lot of effort and time into promoting my books. I believe WS Smith and Kobo went into panic mode and unfortunately my book along with so many others were convicted and removed without a trial.

I look forward to a phone call from Kobo today and hopefully a quick resolution to the problem.

UPDATE: After numerous posts to Kobo, I’m happy to see they responded and put REFLECTION back up on their site for sale! Thank you, Kobo.

Read more…
http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2013/10/13/amazon-bn-whsmith-now/#.UlzN4BAueqIhttp://www.the-digital-reader.com/2013/10/14/kobo-now-removing-self-published-uk-ebookstore/#.UlzOSxAueqJ

http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2013/10/14/kobo-now-removing-self-published-uk-ebookstore/#.UlzOSxAueqJ

Writing “The End” ~ LETHAL JOURNEY

Writing “The End”

For me writing “The End” is always a mixture of excitement and sadness.

I originally wrote Lethal Journey in 1996. It’s a novel inspired by my fasination with the Mafia combined with my love for action-packed thrillers.

It was a story I tucked away after a wonderful author I’d met online passed away from cancer. Christina Harris was a friend, my writing mentor and a two-time Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Finalist. Unfortunately, she died before I finished writing my debut romantic thriller, REFLECTION.

In 2006, Lethal Journey was a finalist in From the Heart Romance Writers (FTHRW) Golden Gate Contest -Romantic Suspense category.

Since 1996, Lethal Journey has evolved from being a romantic suspense to a intricate thriller loaded with intrigue and action and I’m glad I decided to rewrite the story. I think Christina would be very proud.

Lethal Journey

Lethal Journey
A Short Novel Thriller

PRE-ORDER at Kobo, iTunes, Barnes & Noble and SAVE $3.00

Release Date: December 1, 2013

A killer lurks in the shadows of Hyde Park, New York…waiting.

Manhattan District Attorney, Lauren Taylor, is about to take on the most important case of her career, prosecuting Gino Valdina, acting mob boss of New York’s most influential crime syndicate.

For three decades, Gino Valdina has led New York’s Valdina crime family. Since his recent indictment for murder, the leadership of the family is in turmoil, appalled by the death of one of their own, Gino’s wife, Madelina. Without the support of the family behind him, Valdina will do anything to save himself.

But Lauren soon discovers, things aren’t always as they seem when she’s tossed into a mystery, a deadly conspiracy that reaches far beyond the criminal underworld and a journey into the past makes her a target…and anyone she’s ever loved.

FINALPRINTCOVEReabb3-addtogoodreadsreflection200x300You can still grab a copy of my award-winning romantic thriller REFLECTION for $2.99 (reg.$5.95)!

Where to Buy
MuseItUp Publishing | Amazon | AmazonUK | Bookstrand | Smashwords | CoffeeTime Romance | Omnilit | ARe | iTunes | Kobo | Barnes & Noble

Available in paperback at Amazon & Createaspace

 
 

Lethal Journey – PRE-ORDER at Kobo for $0.99 and SAVE $3.00!

Lethal Journey

Lethal Journey
A Short Novel Thriller

PRE-ORDER at Kobo for $0.99 & SAVE $3.00!

Release Date: December 1, 2013

A killer lurks in the shadows of Hyde Park, New York…waiting.

Manhattan District Attorney, Lauren Taylor, is about to take on the most important case of her career, prosecuting Gino Valdina, acting mob boss of New York’s most influential crime syndicate.

For three decades, Gino Valdina has led New York’s Valdina crime family. Since his recent indictment for murder, the leadership of the family is in turmoil, appalled by the death of one of their own, Gino’s wife, Madelina. Without the support of the family behind him, Valdina will do anything to save himself.

But Lauren soon discovers, things aren’t always as they seem when she’s tossed into a mystery, a deadly conspiracy that reaches far beyond the criminal underworld and a journey into the past makes her a target…and anyone she’s ever loved.

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Kim Cresswell resides in Ontario, Canada. Trained as a legal assistant, Kim has been a story-teller all her life but took many detours including; working for a private investigator, running a graphic design business, and teaching computer classes at a local business school. After becoming disabled with Fibromyalgia and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, Kim returned to her first love, writing.

Her debut romantic thriller, REFLECTION, has won numerous awards including; UP Authors Fiction Challenge Winner (2013), Silicon Valley’s Romance Writers of America (RWA) “Gotcha!” Romantic Suspense Winner! (2004) and an Honourable Mention in Calgary’s Romance Writers of America (CARWA)’s The Writer’s Voice Contest (2006)