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Blog Tour: Beneath the Smiling Moustache

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This is my post during the blog tour for Beneath the Smiling Moustache by Belinda Lara Robinson. Beneath the Smiling Moustache is a travel memoir coming of age story set in Istanbul.

This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours and the tour runs from 26 September till 16 October. You can see the tour schedule here.

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Beneath the Smiling Moustache
By Belinda Lara Robinson
Genre: Non-Fiction Travel Memoir

Blurb:
When twenty-two-year-old Belinda Robinson travels to Turkey in 1990 as a part of a backpacking trip through Europe, she’s looking for an exciting adventure steeped in culture and history. What she doesn’t expect, is an avalanche of catastrophes that threaten to dramatically derail her plans.

After a harrowing and traumatic accident with a bus in Istanbul, she finds herself alone in a foreign country, abandoned by a heartless Australian Government. This poignant story of courage, resilience and accidental love is a journey of surprise as Belinda encounters a procession of compassionate Turkish people, in the most bizarre situations.

Beneath the Smiling Moustache is a comical, inspiring true story of humanity at its best, offering a unique insight into the challenges of travelling alone as a young woman, at a time of rising tensions in the Middle East.


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About the Author:
Belinda Lara Robinson was born in Sydney in 1968 and from a young age was determined to see the greater world outside of her childhood home in Macquarie Fields, Australia. In adulthood this drive took her around the world, and she travelled extensively through the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Britain and the United States.

Everywhere she went, Belinda was determined to experience and empathize with cultures different to her own. In her early twenties, she saw the warmth and generosity of a foreign culture first-hand when she was cared for by Turkish people after being struck by a bus in Istanbul. The memory of that time stayed with her and forms a key part of her memoir, Beneath the Smiling Moustache.

Belinda was a fighter with a heart of gold. She was passionate and thoughtful and determined to share the lessons she’d learned from her travels along with her innate joy and positivity in life.

Beneath the Smiling Moustache is Belinda’s legacy and was brought to publication by a group of devoted friends and family determined to see Belinda’s dying wish become a reality after she was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer in 2018.

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10/1 October  #BRVL AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT – Malibu Heat




 BRVL AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT Maggie Carpenter

Malibu Heat


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SERIES: HOT HOLLOYWOOD ROMANCE

ROMANTIC EROTICA

Sunny, sexy, sparkling Malibu, where the wealthy and celebrated prize their privacy. What happens when their erotic, exotic secrets escape…?

With its sparkling sea, sandy beaches, and multi-million dollar homes, the world famous beach exudes fun in the sun, beautiful babes, and handsome, hunky men.

But behind closed doors power and money rule, and decadent desires are indulged.

A mysterious death from years past still hovers in the shadows, relationships are tested, and those hungry for love will do whatever it takes to find their happiness.

But just how far will they go?

Warning: This novel contains explicit sexual scenes, BDSM and spanking.

From the Author: The characters in this book are fictional. While I was involved in the entertainment industry and lived in Malibu for many years, any resemblance to actual events or persons, living or dead is entirely coincidental.

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Vicious Lies

    VICIOUS LIES (Bastards of Boulder Cove #2) by Rachel Leigh Release Date: September 30th Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Enemies to Lovers/Secret Society/Dark Academia Series: Bastards of Boulder Cove   VICIOUS LIES, the 2nd book in the Bastards of Boulder Cove series, from USA Today bestselling author Rachel Leigh is NOW AVAILABLE!!   Grab your copy today! Free in KU! Amazon: http://mybook.to/bobc2   Read the prequel FREE NOW: http://books2read.com/bobcdarkdesires         Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/gr_bobc2         Blurb: At Boulder Cove Academy, three things are certain: The Lawless Rule. The games are dangerous. Nothing is as it seems. I came here expecting to face my bullies with an iron fist. I played their games and won. Now that I’ve earned my place, at the academy and in their home, I should feel safe. But with every past there is a shadow and mine is drawing closer with each step I take. I thought The Lawless were the ones I should fear, but someone far more vicious is watching. The games should be over, but it seems they’ve only just begun.         About the Author: Rachel Leigh is a USA Today bestselling author of new adult and contemporary romance. You can expect twists and turns, bad boys, strong heroines, and an HEA. Rachel lives in leggings, overuses emojis, and survives on books and coffee. Writing is her passion. Her goal is to take readers on an adventure with her words, while showing them that even on the darkest days, love conquers all.   Connect w/Rachel: Website: www.rachelleighauthor.com Bookbub: bookbub.com/profile/rachel-leigh Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19155638.Rachel_Leigh IG: https://instagram.com/rachelleighauthor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rachelleighauthor/ Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Rachel-Leigh/e/B07SSK8P2F Readers Group: http://bit.ly/rl_ramblers Rachel’s Ramblings Newsletter: https://bit.ly/rl_news  
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Cruel Beast

    CRUEL BEAST by JL. Beck and S. Rena Release Date: September 30th Genre/Tropes: Dark Romance/ Stalker/ Mafia Romance   CRUEL BEAST, the first book in a brand-new duet, from JL Beck and S, Rena is NOW AVAILABLE!!   Grab your copy today! https://geni.us/cruelbeast   Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61057661-cruel-beast       Blurb: The second our eyes connected I felt the shift in the air. The crackle of fire igniting between us. He was dark, dangerous, and secretive. He came into my life like a storm, ripping apart everything I believed in, everything I thought I knew. With his mischievous smirk, stunning looks, and alluring behavior I should’ve ran as far away from him as I could. But I was stupid. I trapped myself in his web. I thought I was safe with him. Safe in his arms, safe from a past that refused to let go. Turns out Christian Russo was the past I was running from, and my first mistake was ever thinking I could escape him.   *This is a dark stalker-mafia romance. It contains adult themes, and material that might be triggering to some readers.*         About JL Beck: J.L. Beck loves good books, wine, and coffee. She’s a lover of words and when she isn’t writing you can find her working on her newest book baby. She started her publishing journey back in 2014 and hasn’t stopped writing since. Living in Wisconsin with her husband, two kiddos, and dogs she wouldn’t trade them for anything. Well, maybe…     Connect with JL Beck: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJLBeck/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorjlbeck/ Amazon: http://amzn.to/2srbge9 Bookbub: http://bit.ly/2tOVZl8 Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8425041.J_L_Beck Bleeding Heart Book Club Group: http://bit.ly/2sWljZG Beck and Hallman Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/beckandhallman   Subscribe to Beck & Hallman’s Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/c588f427a88d/newslettersignup             About S. Rena:
  1. Rena (Sade Rena) is a USA Today Bestselling Author of Dark Contemporary and Dark Paranormal Romance.
  As with her contemporary titles, Sade enjoys spinning tales that are angsty, emotional, and sexy. But because she loves a villain just as much as she loves a hero, she also writes dark, diverse characters who are flawed and morally grey.   Connect with Sade: Website: https://www.saderena.com/ Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/saderenawrites Instagram: https://instagram.com/saderenawrites Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/sade-rena Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14040377.Sade_Rena Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/S-Rena/e/B08FMY1LQX/ TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdhC1g4D/
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COVER REVEAL – The Cheshire Cat by Jennifer Bene




Title: The Cheshire Cat
Series: Wonderland Series #1
Author: Jennifer Bene
Genre: Dark Captive Romance
Release Date: November 14, 2022


BLURB

He says if I’m a good girl that someday I’ll get to go home,
but bad girls get tied to their beds until they learn their lesson.

I’m trapped in this beautiful prison, a lonely island of stone walls and barred windows where he says he wants to help me, heal me…

But I’m not broken.

I’m not supposed to say that though. Just like I’m not supposed to see things that aren’t there. That’s the lesson he wants me to learn, and his special therapy sessions are where he forces me to accept his ‘truth.’

He makes me say it again and again. The cat isn’t real. Mr. Cat is not real. He’s only in my head.

But the doctor is real. He’s my captor, and the men who stand guard in his temple to sanity are determined to keep me here no matter how much I beg to escape. They punish me with pain, reward me with pleasure, and twist me up in knots while they promise me sanity.

But even if the bad thoughts go away, I don’t think he’ll let me go.

I don’t think any of them will.







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Jennifer Bene is a USA Today bestselling author of dangerously sexy and deviously dark romance. From BDSM, to Suspense, Dark Romance, and Thrillers — she writes it all. Always delivering a twisty, spine-tingling journey with the promise of a happily-ever-after.

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RELEASE BLITZ – Tag by S. Nelson




Title: Tag
Series: Knights Corruption 
MC Series- Loredo #1
Author: S. Nelson
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: September 30, 2022


BLURB

A chance encounter with two members from a local MC changed my life, but not in a good way.
At least, not at first.
After being tortured because of who my biological father was, a man I’d only met a handful of times, the president of the club gave me two choices.
Either end up in the ground or become a prospect for the Knights Corruption.
My decision was a no brainer.
Over time, I found my place, solidifying a bond with the men I never thought possible.
I fought alongside them in a war against a rival club, teetering between life and death multiple times, but I wouldn’t change a thing because belonging to the KCMC allowed me to meet the love of my life.
I’d do anything for her, including following her to Texas for her job. The move was temporary, and while we were there, I’d integrate with our Laredo charter.
But as always, life was full of surprises.
As events started to unfold, pieces of a dangerous puzzle being forced together, a new enemy came into play, the likes of which we’d never dealt with before.
To make sure my woman was safe, I needed my brothers at my back, once again ready to go to war if necessary.
Only this time, the outcome might be fatal.







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S. Nelson grew up with a love of reading and a very active imagination, never putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard until 2013.

Her passion to create was overwhelming, and within a few months she’d written her first novel, Stolen Fate. When she isn’t engrossed in creating one of the many stories rattling around inside her head, she loves to read and travel as much as she can. 

She lives in the Northeast with her husband and two dogs, enjoying the ever changing seasons.


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RELEASE BLITZ – Fall of Snow by Montana Fyre




Title: Fall of Snow
Series: Frost Industries #3
Author: Montana Fyre
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: September 30, 2022


BLURB

I’ve always been the disappointing Saint James. The expendable one even.

Each of my siblings forged a role in the family, but I never did, and all the public see when they look at me is a disgrace.

It’s not that I haven’t earned that title, because I have, and for the last few years I’ve been playing the wild child just so I have a role at all.

But when I find myself in the hands of our enemy, a man who has been a shadow in my life for the last ten years, a constant presence I could feel, but could never see, I’m thrust into a different role.

Elijah thinks I’m going to be his queen. He thinks I’m going to stand by his side despite him being my family’s mortal enemy.

Can I fall in love with the devil? Or am I destined for a life of misery beside a cruel psychopath?

Content Warning: This book contains violence, elements of BDSM, gun play, kidnapping, dub con, non con and other themes which readers may find distressing. Reader’s discretion should be applied.





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Montana was inspired to write her own stories from an early age and it wasn’t long before her dream became becoming an author one day. Life hasn’t always been kind to Montana, but each of the challenges she has faced she has turned into a positive outcome, and has made her want to achieve her dream that much more.

Montana is a lover of all living creatures, except for spiders, and her love for her pets is never ending. She leads an active lifestyle and enjoys many different cuisines, often referring to herself as a garlic bread connoisseur. Montana loves to travel, and has found inspiration while exploring the USA and Canada with her wonderful husband. She has always loved everything Disney and is a pop culture nerd.

She attributes her ability to write romance to her husband, Sam, as she’s inspired every day by their fairytale love story. If she can bring about positive change in one persons life with something she has written, she will consider herself a successful author.


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Cover Package: Ghosts & Gravity Anthology

Title: Ghosts & Gravity
Authors: BT Urruela, Anne Malcom, Morgan Locklear, Jennifer Locklear, Shani Struthers, Becca Vry, Susan K. Swords, Kris Babe, Rumer Haven, Ai Tran, A.S. Orten, Christopher Winks, and D.L. Hartman
Genres: Short Stories, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Cozy Mystery, Historical Romance, Ghost Fiction
Release Date: November 11, 2022
Front Cover Design: Krys Janae
Interior and Back Cover Design: Lindsey Gray
Published by Locklear Books



New York City, 1972.

Between Central Park and the East River sits an apartment building as tall as a castle, and as orange as a sunset. The Wellraven barely pricks a skyline so grand, but it’s curious history reaches out through occupants, young and old.

Eleven stories chronicle the life and times of characters who cross paths, and share destiny’s fire escape. Ghosts, gravity, romance, and secrets weave the communal narrative.

Step into the elevator. Push any button, but try to remember your way back out. Not everybody makes it.

Proceeds from this limited edition anthology will benefit VETSports, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing Veterans with continuous opportunities to reintegrate into their communities through sports, community service, events, and partnerships.





BT Urruela: Author. Filmmaker. Model. Songwriter. Photographer. BT Urruela strives to promote a positive and healthy lifestyle through his work and contributions to various charities, as well as his commitment to the arts. http://www.bturruela.com/

Anne Malcom: Anne Malcom has been an avid reader since before she can remember, her mother responsible for her book addiction. Finding writing about alpha males and happily ever afters more fun than reading about them, Anne is not about to stop any time soon. https://www.annemalcomauthor.com/

Morgan Locklear: Morgan Locklear is a novelist and musician living on the Oregon coast. He writes romance adventures with a focus on humor, and a few ghosts thrown in from time to time. https://www.locklearbooks.com/

Jennifer Locklear: Jennifer Locklear writes the “wildly erotic” Constellation series in addition to Exposure, a Hollywood based romantic comedy, co-written with her husband, Morgan Locklear. https://www.locklearbooks.com/

Shani Struthers: Born and bred in Brighton, UK, Shani Struthers is the author of twenty-four supernatural thrillers (so far), some set in various locations in England, others in more far-flung destinations such as Venice and America. https://www.shanistruthers.com/

Rumer Haven: I’ve grown up (sort of) as a lover of books, Buffy, travel, and tarot. I’m an old soul with a penchant for the past and paranormal, and am probably the most social recluse you could ever meet. My writing loves to creep inside those interiors, spelunking through dimensions of time, love, and the soul. https://www.rumerhaven.com/home

Becca Vry: President & Founder of Muse Creative Consulting LLC, Best-Selling Author, Copywriter, Speechwriter, Artist, Soul City Corridor/Creative SOULutions collaborator, and Creative Consultant. https://musecreativeconsulting.wordpress.com/

Susan K. Swords: Susan is a lifelong reader and a lifelong aspiring author. She is also currently writing a sci-fi/fantasy novel. It’s never too late to follow your dreams. If you work for it, they’ll come to you. https://tinyurl.com/ypd5yb7z

Kris Babe: Reader, writer, editor. Marketer by day. Politically opinionated. Not fully dressed without a scarf. So many books, so little time. https://tinyurl.com/yadhhhyz

Ai Tran: Ai is from a family of historians, philosophers and story tellers. A Bay Area native, if she isn’t exploring the city or hiking in the woods, you can find her behind her notebook free-writing paranormal comedies. https://tinyurl.com/yckejd65

D.L. Hartman: Deb has been writing poems, short stories, and just nonsense since she could hold a fat Crayola. She always dreamed of someday being published. Now, her dream is coming true. She has spent much of her life moving around the USA, 43 times in her 65 years. She is an avid reader. https://tinyurl.com/muwzs5dp

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RELEASE BLITZ – Boss to the Rescue by Janie Grey




Title: Boss to the Rescue
Series: Billionaire Boss #2
Author: Janie Grey
Genre: Contemporary Billionaire Romance
Release Date: September 30, 2022


BLURB

That time you need to make a brilliant first impression for a competitive internship, but accidentally arrive late and with an armful of soggy kittens…only to find that your new boss, Ed Malden – who needs to adore the crap out of you if you’re to secure your dream job – is not only one of New Zealand’s hottest billionaire heartthrobs, but he is *majorly* allergic to cats.

The sneezing begins.

The glares / orders / bosshole attitude / intolerable demands follow.

And while the other interns (the punctual ones without wet cats) are given achievable tasks with which to prove themselves worthy of the one covetable position available… I’m given an unthinkable challenge to overcome. I *need* this job, but property mogul Ed clearly doesn’t want me on his team.

It could be worse, I suppose.

I could end up spending time with the boss and falling for the cat-hating, ball-busting, ego-toting, potential-realising, oddly inspiring, actually sort of gooey inside, swoon-worthy, panty-melting jerk… damn it.

Boss to the Rescue is a standalone romance with an HEA. While it’s part of a series, each book is a different couple and can be read on its own.







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Janie loves good coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and contemporary romance in all its forms. But while she loves many genres, billionaire romance is her favourite to write. Who doesn’t like a hot guy with buckets of money? Especially when he has to work hard to win the love of his life.