Friday, July 22, 2022



Join Us for This Tour from July 11 to July 22, 2022
Book Details:

Book TitleOff Broadway: A Marriage Drama by William A. Glass
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  276 pages
GenreFamily Drama
Publisher:  Hawkeye Publishers
Release date:   May 2022
Content RatingPG-13 + M: Contains some profanity, has mature themes including drug use, adultery, sexual situations. There are no graphic sex scenes. Still, this is definitely adult material.

Book Description:

Cindy and Dave Knight got married too young. Several years later they are trying to make the best of it. He is a salesman on the fast track with a prestigious corporation. She is the indispensable assistant to a prominent Broadway producer. They own an apartment in Manhattan and enjoy knocking around the city together. However, Dave’s erratic behavior and career obsession strain the relationship. Can it be saved?

I rated this book 4 ****'s

Marriage is a hard work

It takes two people to compromise for marriage to work. It takes a lot of understanding and support from each other. I have been married for 20 years. Sometimes I feel like I want to give up and quit.

This book is a wide opening for married people especially those too busy with their work and have no time for each other. I enjoyed reading this story. I am glad that the characters find their happiness and move on to their new lives. Honesty plays a big role so trust and support from the person we loved the most.

This story feels real especially dealing with marketing and the products. I learned something from reading this book. This book is one of a kind and very unique story. It deals with daily lives, friendship, work, and relationships. If all these things are balanced, married life would be amazing.

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Meet the Author:

William is a retired business executive now living in South Carolina with his wife, Bettina. She teaches high school German while Bill is the soccer coach at a small college. Their three sons, Alex, Robert, and Gordon have all graduated from college and moved away to pursue careers. Now Bill and Bettina enjoy long walks with their dogs. When the weather permits, Bill commutes on his motorcycle. “It’s like taking a roller coaster to work!” he enthuses.

Interview with William A. Glass, Author of Off Broadway: A Marriage Drama

Jessey: Your novels are largely autobiographical; did you ever think about writing a memoir? 

Bill: I spent several years trying to write a memoir, got half-way done, then kept procrastinating working on it because it was boring. In the meantime, I wrote a short story that worked. One day it occurred to me that the main character in the short story was a self-reflection and that I could write a novel about him drawing on my life experiences. I tossed the memoir!

Jessey: Off Broadway has a large number of characters, how do you come up with names for them all?

Bill: The characters in the book were inspired by people I once knew.  So, while writing the book, I often used real names. That helped me visualize the characters and capture their idiosyncrasies.  The hard part came in going back and renaming everybody in case any of them might still be alive. In doing so, I just tried to pick names that fit the person. I confess that for minor characters, I sometimes resorted to using names of acquaintances or looking up popular names using Google!

Jessey: How long did it take you to write this book from concept to fruition? 

Bill:  I hate to admit it, but it took fifteen years to complete Off Broadway after I ditched the memoir. I had a very demanding day job coaching college soccer during that time. Parts of the book were written while riding to games on the team bus. 

Jessey: What writers have you drawn inspiration from? 

Bill: I have many favorite writers, but to answer your question, I’ll say Harper Lee, Jack Kerouac, and J.D. Salinger because their books had the most long-lasting impact on me. More recently, Rick Bragg and Frank McCourt have inspired me to get my story down on paper.

Jessey: Where did you get the inspiration for your cover? Did you design it yourself? 

Bill: I’m working with a wonderful indie publisher.  His name is Timber Hawkeye. After reading the blurb I wrote, he and I agreed on the title, then he designed the cover. I love it! 

Jessey: Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character in Off Broadway? 

Bill: If I had written this many years ago, a young Adam Sandler would have made a great Dave Knight! Also, a young Sean Penn comes to mind. He was a hoot in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”. I’m not up to speed enough on current movies to pick a contemporary young actor.

Jessey: What do you do when you are not writing? 

Bill: My job as a college soccer coach is fun, but it takes up a lot of time including some nights and weekends.  I also enjoy exercising and taking long walks with my wife, Bettina.  Our rescue dogs, Scout and Lucky, accompany us. When we can get away, we go camping in the mountains or spend time walking along the South Carolina shore. I often commute to the college where I work on my motorcycle, and that’s a blast. Finally, of course, I always have one or two books going. I read a while every night before turning out the light.

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Tour Schedule:

​July 11 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 12 – Kam's Place – book review / author interview
July 13 – JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder – book spotlight / guest post
July 14 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 15 - 
Book Corner News and Reviews - book review / giveaway
July 18 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / author interview
July 19 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
July 20 – Olio by Marilyn – book review / giveaway
July 20 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview
July 21 – Books for Books – book review / guest post
July 22 – Adventurous Jessy – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 22 - Books Are a Blessing – book review / giveaway

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Friday, July 1, 2022

Cinderella Didn't Live Happily Ever After Book by Anne Beall

Join us for this tour from June 13 to July 1, 2022!

Book Details:
Book Title:  Cinderella Didn't Live Happily Ever After: The Hidden Messages in Fairy Tales by Anne E. Beall
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+),  126 pages
GenreFeminist, Fairy Tales, Literary Criticism
Publisher:  Independent Publishing
Release date:  November 17, 2018
Content Rating:  PG + M. Some fairy tales are a bit gruesome but there is no bad language or explicit sex. 

 Book Description:

Did Cinderella live happily ever after? You might think so until you look more closely at the hidden messages in beloved fairy tales. In this book, fairy tales are analyzed in terms of the underlying messages about marriage, agency, power, suffering, and good versus evil, with a focus on how male and female characters differ in each of these areas. The analysis is a data-driven approach that provides clear evidence for the hidden messages in these beloved tales. The end conclusion is not whether fairy tales are good or bad but rather what messages they deliver about life, even if unintentionally.

I rated this book 5 *****'s 

Cinderella is always my favorite fairy tale Princess

I didn't grow up reading any Princess books back in the Philippines when I was a little girl until I had my daughter almost 16 years ago. Cinderella is always my favorite fairy tale Princess until now. I adore how humble she is despite being treated poorly by her step sisters.

This book opens my mind and gets to learn more about my favorite fairy tale Princess Cinderella it is. This book is very entertaining and what a fantastic read. It tackles real scenarios which will blow your mind away. Secrets are all discovered and when you think of it, it's like a corn maze that wants you to get out and be free.

Life is not always a ray of sunshine and that is why this book is a must to read to reflect what real life is all about. Cinderella is still my favorite fairy tale Princess but I would be a feisty one if I were her.

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Meet the Author:

A leader in the field of market research and one of the few female CEOs in the industry, Anne E. Beall is the author of 10 books in business, gender studies, and mindfulness, including Cinderella Didn’t Live Happily Ever After: The Hidden Messages in Fairy Tales and The Psychology of Gender. Her book Heartfelt Connections was named one of the top 100 Notable Indie books in 2016 by Shelf Unbound, and she has published nearly a dozen business articles in noted journals. Her books have been featured in People Magazine, Toronto Sun, Hers Magazine, and Ms. Career Girl, and she has been interviewed by NBC, NPR, and WGN. Having received her PhD in social psychology from Yale University, Anne resides in Evanston, Illinois and is the founder of the market consultancy company Beall Research.

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Tour Schedule:

June 13 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 13 - Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
June 15 – Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 15 - Viviana MacKade – book review / giveaway
June 16 – Cheryl's Book Nook – book review / giveaway
June 16 - Sadie's Spotlight – book spotlight / giveaway
June 17 – Confessions of the Perfect Mom – book review
June 17 – Kam's Place – book review
June 20 – Mostly Mystery Reviews – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 20 - A Mama's Corner of the World - book review / giveaway
June 21 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
June 21 - Lamon Reviews – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 22 – Novels Alive – book review / giveaway
June 22 - The Girl Who Reads – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 23 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
June 24 – Chit Chat With Charity – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 24 - Gina Rae Mitchell - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 27 – My Fictional Oasis – book review
June 27 - Books for Books - book spotlight
June 28 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
June 28 - My Reading Getaway – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 29 – Lisa's Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
June 29 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 30 – Lynchburg Reads – book review / giveaway
June 30 - Library Lady's Kid Lit – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 1 - Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
July 1 - Celticlady's Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
July 1 - Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway

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