To All Who Enter And Read This Blog

Hello and welcome,

This is my own personal blog, filled with my own personal views on life, love, loss, and everything in between. It’s a hodgepodge of randomness. This particular blog discusses my own personal views on a variety of topics. Things that are meaningful to me. I love to read, so you’ll find posts pertaining to books. I love to help Indie authors promote their books, so you’ll find book tour stops, author interviews, book blitzes and other events. I’m fed up with our government and our self-absorbed politicians, so you’ll find some posts about that as well. I also get irritated with people I know in “real” life, so once in a while I’ll bellyache about that. In other words, I tap in to a wide variety of information when writing my blog posts.

I want to thank everyone who takes the time to read my blog, post comments, subscribe and basically takes an interest in what I have to say. I welcome all questions and comments.

Pokergeist by Michael Phillip Cash Book Tour Stop

Pokergeist by Michael Phillip Cash Book Tour Banner


Pokergeist by Michael Phillip Cash Cover Photo

  • Paperback:266 pages
  • Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (7/15/2015)
  • Language:English
  • ISBN-10:1512074969
  • ISBN-13:978-1512074963



Sometimes life, as well as death, is about second chances. Luckless Telly Martin doesn’t have a clue. An awful gambler trying to scrape by as a professional poker player, he becomes the protégé of world famous poker champion Clutch Henderson. The only catch…Clutch is a ghost. Telly and Clutch must navigate the seedy gambling underbelly of Las Vegas learning to trust each other in order to win the elusive International Series of Poker, repair their shattered personal relationships and find redemption in this life and the hereafter.


“Cash proves to be highly capable of juxtaposing the absurd and the mundane, creating a thoroughly enjoyable ghost story along the lines of The Canterville Ghost (1891) and Topper (1926)…Bet on this funny, well-written tale of second chances.” – Kirkus Review




Michael Phillip Cash Author Photo 2


Michael Phillip Cash is an award-winning screenwriter and novelist. He’s written ten books including the best-selling Brood X, Stillwell, The Flip, The After House, The Hanging Tree, Witches Protection Program, Pokergeist and Battle for Darracia series.

Michael resides on the North Shore of Long Island. He writes full-time with his screaming kids in the background.



Amazon Author Page





My Book Tours Site Header New

*Media Kit by Susan Barton, My Book Tour

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY HERE: a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Battle for Darracia by Michael Phillip Cash Book Tour Stop

The Battle for Darracia by Michael Phillip Cash Book Tour Banner

The Battle for Darracia by Michael Phillip Cash Cover Photo

Print Length: 542 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (6/22/2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1511831545
ISBN-13: 9781511831543


The Battle for Darracia Books I, II, and III, are now combined into this one epic novel!

On the planet Darracia, an ever-widening social gap between its inhabitants is causing turmoil that is fracturing a once peaceful world. Struggling with his identity, nineteen year old Prince V’sair must harness the power of the elusive Fireblade, the secret to a warrior’s heart, in order to overcome his uncle Staf Nuen’s lust for supremacy. Will the energy of the Elements guide the young prince to his true destiny or will Staf Nuen conquer Darracia?


Michael Phillip Cash Author Photo 2


Michael Phillip Cash is an award-winning screenwriter and novelist. He’s written ten books including the best-selling Brood X, Stillwell, The Flip, The After House, The Hanging Tree, Witches Protection Program, Pokergeist and Battle for Darracia series.

Michael resides on the North Shore of Long Island. He writes full-time with his screaming kids in the background.


Amazon Author Page


*Media Kit by Susan Barton, My Book Tour


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Fading Memories by A. M. Willard Book Blast

Fading Memories by A. M. Willard Book Blast Banner

Fading Memories by A. M. Willard Cover Photo

File Size: 1518 KB
Print Length: 210 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Booktrope Editions (September 12, 2015)
Publication Date: September 12, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English


In this Mature Contemporary Romance, A.M. Willard brings you Fading Memories—a story about love, grief, and memories that slowly fade with time.

Isabel Nichols’s life changed in more ways than one through the years. As a young child, she experienced a loss that devastated her. It wasn’t until she was an adult that the universe around her shattered. In a twenty-four-hour time frame, she lost what she’d thought was her world. What followed was a year of mourning, a year of grieving, a year of darkness. Now, there’s one man who can show her the light.

Dakota Jackson left his life behind on a whim, moving to a beach cottage away from the big city where he grew up. He sees through Izzie’s clouds as he gets to know her, with the drive to be everything that she’s ever needed. The only problem is, Dakota holds the key to a secret that could ruin both of their hopes and dreams.

Passion isn’t always enough to heal a broken heart; love isn’t always enough to guide you through the darkness.

This is about two souls that were meant to be together from the day they were born. Two people who have to figure out a way to look past the memories. It’s the now; it’s living your life as you’re meant to, loving the one your heart craves. It’s about letting go of the grieving, learning to be who you are, and accepting life for what it is.

Can love cure all things despite its hardships?


“A.M. Willard writes a sweet, yet gripping romance, full of angst, promise, and hope. Fading Memories will restore your faith in love.” Author Silla Webb.

“A.M. Willard has the combination to unlock your heart. This is an elegantly written book and an emotional journey that I highly recommend reading.” Author Addison Kline.

“Lives entwined as intricately as a lovers’ knot, Dakota balances his need to get closer to Izzie with her need for distance in a battle of wills where love and acceptance is the ultimate prize.”
Author Libby Austin.

Fading Memories Full Book Cover

A. M. Willard Author PhotoABOUT THE AUTHOR:

A.M. Willard is a true believer of soul mates, and happy ever afters. She enjoys reading, sailing, and of course writing contemporary romance with some saucy scenes. Releasing her first novella of the One Night Series on April 12, 2014 has sent her on a new journey in life. A.M.’s passion for writing started at a young age, but with the love and support from her husband of eighteen years pushed her to follow her dreams. Once she hit that first publish button, she hasn’t looked back.

Publications available from A.M. Willard include the Chances Series, Love on the Screen, and everyone’s favorite, the One Night Series. She’s also had an article published in the Writer’s Monthly Review Magazine and was just accepted into the Romance Writers of America organization in May of 2015.

A.M. Willard was born and raised in the Panhandle of Florida, but resides in Savannah GA with her husband, son, two cats, one rotten dog, and her six chickens. Yes, we said chickens…

You can connect with A.M. Willard on her website or subscribe to her newsletter for the latest releases, teasers, and sale alerts.



Susan Barton

My Book Tour

eBook Review Gal

My Book Tour Site Header New


Witches Protection Program by Michael Phillip Cash Virtual Book Tour Stop

Witches Protection Program Virtual Book Tour Banner

Witches Protection Program by Michael Phillip Cash


Paperback: 238 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 14, 2015)

ISBN-10: 1511411341

ISBN-13: 978-1511411349


Wes Rockville, a disgraced law enforcement agent, is given one last chance to prove himself and save his career when he’s reassigned to a 232 year old secret government organization. The Witches Protection Program. His first assignment: uncover a billion-dollar cosmetics company’s diabolical plan of using witchcraft for global domination, while protecting its heiress Morgan Pendragon from her aunt’s evil deeds.

Reluctantly paired with veteran witch protector, Alastair Verne, Wes must learn to believe in both witches and himself. Filled with adventure, suspense and a rousing good time, Michael Phillip Cash creates a tongue-in-cheek alternate reality where witches cast spells and wreak havoc in modern day New York City.


“Badges and broomsticks collide in ‘Witches Protection Program’, a fast-paced, lighthearted piece of crime fiction with a supernatural twist from screenwriter and novelist Michael Phillip Cash…With its lively characters, quickly moving plot, and amusing dialogue, ‘Witches Protection Program’ is a great summer choice, ideal for beach or poolside reading, and with elements of romance, action, crime, and fantasy, there’s a little something for everyone to enjoy.” – Foreword Reviews

“Wes is a fascinating protagonist…The short, action-laden novel speeds past nuances from developing characters’ relationships, but Cash does leave room for a couple of surprises. The story’s case is more or less wrapped up by the end, with a lingering impression that this could be the first of many to come…Cleverly offbeat, often cheeky, and loads of fun.” – Kirkus Reviews




Barnes& Noble

Michael Phillip Cash Author Photo


Michael Phillip Cash is an award-winning screenwriter and novelist. He’s written ten books including the best-selling Brood X, Stillwell, The Flip, The After House, The Hanging Tree, Witches Protection Program, Pokergeist and Battle for Darracia series.

Michael resides on the North Shore of Long Island. He writes full-time with his screaming kids in the background.


Amazon Author Page







Susan Barton, My Book Tour/eBook Review Gal


EmailMy Book Tour Site Header New



Introduction on My Book Tour

eBook Review Gal

All the Bright Places

The Bookworm Lodge

Cynthia Boris

The Bookish Ailurophile

Charline’s Blog and more…

Everything Books and Authors


So I Read This Book Today (book review)

Hey, It Was Free!

Monica Baker’s Official Blog

Robert Germaux


Beach Christmas Life

Virtual Book Tour Stops

eBook Review Gal Blog


A Fold in the Spine

One Book Two

J Bronder Book Reviews



So, I Read This Book Today

Everyday Life

The Cubicle Escape

Charline’s Blog and More…(Character Interview)

Long and Short Reviews




a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Grass Sweeper God by Doug Howery Virtual Book Tour Stop

The Grass Sweeper Virtual Book Tour Banner

The Grass Sweeper God by Doug HoweryPaperback: 250 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing

Date: October 23, 2014

ISBN-10: 1499783493



Being different in America has never been easy; being born different and in the wrong body in Solitude, Virginia in the 1950’s, is brutal. Smiley Hanlon lives day to day trapped in a Coal Miners town, buffeted by the Appalachian’s and generations of hate and mistrust. Any hint of being different, or being a ‘Freak’ is enough to ostracize you, pigeon hole you and make you a target for bullying – or worse. Backed by his best friend and protector, Lee Moore, Smiley made it through the days…until the night everything shattered. Chosen as the lead in a new town production called Dorothy of Oz Coal Camp, it seemed to be the beginning to acceptance and maybe even happiness, but the world is cruel and mankind even crueler. The triumph of the play decayed into a Coal Miners version of “Carrie” culminating in a tragic and horrific moment that would change both Smiley and Lee, forever.

Doug Howery Author PhotoABOUT THE AUTHOR:

DOUG HOWERY has been writing both fiction and essays since 1990. His essays and familial stories have appeared in The Blue Ridge Lambda Press.

In many of his stories, as in “The Grass Sweeper God,” Mr. Howery’s true lode, his font of inspiration is in the passion and suffering he has experienced.

Suspense author, Maggie Grace, with the North Carolina Writers’ Network writes about her cohort Mr. Howery:

“What I like is the riskiness, the cutting edge of the narrative voice we hear. The moments when he lapses into descriptions of the moon, of the horse, etc. are true poetry that offers some relief from the coarseness of the story, and he places them well. He has an ear for the rhythm of the story, a natural sense of when to end–hangs fire with a new way of looking at someone or something, turning the entire chapter on its ear. I like the way he makes it impossible for the reader to stop reading at the end of the chapter.” 

Mr. Howery lives in Virginia with his partner of 31 years where he is at work on his next novel.


Doug Howery, Author of The Grass Sweeper God Guest Post on eBook Review Gal website











Susan Barton, My Book Tour/eBook Review Gal





My Book Tour Site Header New


Enter The Grass Sweeper God by Doug Howery Giveaway


The Backup Husband Virtual Book Tour Stop

The Backup Husband Virtual Book Tour Banner

The Backup Husband by Robert Germaux

Title: The Backup Husband

Author: Robert Germaux

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 305 pages


Available on Amazon

BOOK SYNOPSIS:  When Samantha and Steven meet early in their senior year of college, the attraction is both immediate and powerful.  And why not?  She’s the kind of woman every man desires, and he’s the man at the center of every woman’s dreams.  The two of them quickly forge a strong bond, creating their own little world, a world that they permit only one other person to enter: Steven’s roommate, Paul, every bit a hunk in his own right.  Now two become three, forming a group dynamic that one of their friends, a sociologist, says is “almost scary, how much in sync you guys are.”

The Backup Husband follows Steven, Samantha and Paul as they finish that last year of college and enter their young adult years, the bond among them seemingly unbreakable, until the most powerful force in the world intrudes, exposing how fragile the walls of their world really are.  From Pittsburgh to Paris to San Francisco and beyond, their story unfolds, with moments of unbridled joy punctuated by periods of unbearable sadness.  Along the way, each of the main characters is confronted by one question: What am I willing to do, or not do, in the name of love?  Their responses to that question will send them all down a path from which there can be no return, one that will dramatically alter their lives in ways that none of them could have foreseen.

Robert Germaux Author Photo OneAbout Robert Germaux, The Man with Romance in His Soul:

Robert Germaux is a romantic at heart . . . and he doesn’t mind letting the world know about it.  That’s why he never even considered using a different (read: female) author’s name for The Backup Husband, his modern-day love story.  Although his other novels are mysteries, with either a private detective or a police detective as the main character, in both cases, that detective has a love interest who is central to the story.  In fact, Mr. Germaux can’t imagine writing a book that doesn’t have a strong romantic element as part of the plot.

Just how romantic is Robert Germaux?  In the mid-nineties, his wife slipped on the stairs leading down to her kindergarten classroom.  Cynthia fractured several bones in her foot and ended up missing two months of school.  Every morning, before he left for work, her husband would hide a little note for her someplace where she would be sure to come across it during the day— propped up against a carton of milk in the refrigerator, inside the silverware drawer, under the remote control for the TV.  It’s a memory that both Bob and Cynthia cherish to this day.

Bob has a variety of other interests, including sports (he once signed a contract to pitch for a semi-pro baseball team in Pittsburgh) and travel (he and Cynthia have shared special moments everywhere from Paris to Toronto to Tahiti), but writing is among his favorite activities.  The idea for The Backup Husband came while he was playing the “What if” game one day: What if a woman suddenly realized she might actually be in love with two wonderful men at the same time?  He ended up writing the book in record time, enjoying every minute of the experience, and he hopes that’s the case for his readers, too.

~ Q&A with Author Robert T. Germaux ~

Have you always wanted to be a writer?

No, not at all.  I’ve always enjoyed writing, but the idea of writing a book didn’t occur to me until after I retired from teaching.  I tried a couple of books aimed at middle-school readers, and then my wife suggested I write a book for adults.  As usual, Cynthia’s idea was a good one.

Are there any authors whose works just grabbed you at first reading?

Three names come to mind.  When I was about sixteen, my father introduced me to P.G. Wodehouse’s Bertie and Jeeves novels, and I couldn’t get enough of those characters.  Then in 1974, I came across The Beowulf Manuscript, the first Spenser novel.  I was immediately hooked on anything by Robert B. Parker.  Finally, Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes was so beautifully written, I was sure I would love anything else he wrote, which turned out to be exactly the case.

How long does it take you to write a book?

I pretty much zipped through The Backup Husband in about six months, and Small Talk, my serial killer novel which will be available on Amazon very soon, took just a bit longer.  Most of my other books, however, come in at about a year or so.

Are you a disciplined writer, one who wants to write so many words or pages per day?

I’m a very organized person, but not necessarily disciplined in that way.  Some days, I’ll write a whole chapter, which in my books is usually around 1200 words, but then I might not write another chapter for several days.  However, one thing I’m always doing is making notes about characters, settings, dialogue, etc.  My wife is incredibly understanding about being awakened at two in the morning when I turn on the light to get something down before I forget it.

Do you always know how a book will end when you begin writing it?

Unfortunately, no.  Sometimes I start out with an ending in mind, but as I get deeper into my plot, I’ll realize that that ending won’t work.  Sometimes, as was the case with The Backup Husband, the ending I envisioned works, but I’ll have to change the setting.  And sometimes I simply have no idea how I’ll end a book.  I just start writing and trust that somewhere along the way, I’ll figure it out.

Any advice for new writers?

During the years I taught high school English, I had a poster on my classroom wall that read There is no such thing as good writing, just good rewriting.  I think that’s excellent advice for all writers, new or otherwise.

Read the eBook Review Gal book review of The Backup Husband here…

Connect with Robert Germaux:






Media Contact:

My Book Tour, Susan Barton



The Backup Husband Virtual Book Tour Giveaway

Virtual Book Tour Hosts Wanted

Originally posted on eBook Review Gal Blog:

Are you a blogger? A website owner? Then we need you! We have authors who are looking to market their books via Virtual Book Tours. We’re actively looking for bloggers and website owners willing to host book tour stops on their sites.

Whether you are an established blogger who has been maintaining a popular blog for several years, or you’re new to the blogging world we need you. You may be finding it difficult to come up with fresh, engaging content on a regular basis. Book tour hosting gives you a break, while offering your readers a new perspective with unique information. A virtual book tour stop is like a guest post, but even better because it lasts longer (usually a week) and provides your readers with a wealth of great information.

You may be wondering, as a tour host, what is expected from you. Well, honestly, not much. Your…

View original 135 more words