Tuesday, November 23, 2021

A Heart Full of Gratitude #AuthorsILove @1rburkey @PTLPerrin @hmkindt @harmony_kent @MaeClair1 @gmplano @dlfinauthor @JanSikes3 @mhurdle112 @KarenStories @MarciaMeara @sgc58 @mbiermanauthor

Hello, beautiful readers! My 10-day HYPE blog tour has ended, and I can't be happier with how it turned out. (If you missed any days, you can see them here. I'll be choosing the winners of the free ebooks soon, so make sure you comment while you check them out.) As many of you know, I am not comfortable with having a lot of attention on me, but I forced myself to leave my comfort zone for this book. Its message is too important to hide in the shadows.

Asking for help has always been a bit scary for me, partly because I fear rejection and partly because I hate inconveniencing others. Luckily for me, when I reached out to authors and asked them if they would be willing to share their space with me to promote HYPE, they jumped at the chance. I hope this post will show them how much that act of kindness meant to me.

Please, join me in thanking these authors for not only hosting me but also visiting the other blog posts and promoting them to their followers. Take a moment to click on each of their names. Learn about their books. Follow their site and their social media. Show them the love they deserve for their kindness and generosity.

I'd also like to take a moment to thank all of you who tweeted and retweeted my blog posts. You are very much appreciated. I will continue to support you and share your works as well. I'd like to give a shoutout to three authors who were not part of the blog but took the time to share HYPE on their blog. Please, show them some love as well. :-)

Monday, November 15, 2021

Want to be a part of an AMAZING reading and writing community? Now's your chance! #RRBC #readingcommunity #writingcommunity @RRBC_Org

Hello, beautiful readers!

Today is your lucky day! I am a proud member of the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB and for the next 48 hours (11/15 through 11/17) there is a $25 discount on any membership tier when you join the club!

We aren’t just an organization where you add your name to our roster and then  disappear.  We are the club that supports our members in numerous ways! Here are just a few…

-We purchase, read, and review our fellow member books that are listed in the catalog.

-We promote our fellow members and their books on social media, just as hard as we promote ourselves.

-We promote our members with interviews via our RAVE WAVES Talk Radio Shows for RRBC members only.  Books are always being purchased during those interviews!

-We keep our fellow members lifted and promoted even when they can’t promote themselves (in the event of personal emergencies, illness, etc.)

-We have a hard-working Tweet Support Team, promoting our members and their books daily.

-At RRBC, we believe that “each one should teach one.” Therefore, we don’t compete against each other.  We lift as we climb.

There are so many more awesome ways that being a member of RRBC has benefitted me and I would love to share them all with you.  You have questions?  Just ask me! 

RRBC is such a fun place to belong!  We’re not just about books, you know. We’re also about making beneficial connections and lifelong friendships!

Today, Monday, 11/15, through Wednesday, 11/17, are our Recruitment Days and when you join, please list my name on your membership application as the person who referred you, as I’ll get a special prize!  You can join here > RaveReviewsBookClub.wordpress.com/rrbc-join-renew

If you have specific questions regarding membership, please reach out to Paula, our Club Personal Asst, at RRBCInfo@gmail.com.  She’s a whole lot of awesome!

I hope to see you on the other side of membership soon and your books in the catalog!

Thank you for sharing this page to your social media platforms for me!


Friday, November 12, 2021

Welcome to the HYPE Blog Tour! #Hype #readingcommunity #blogtour #YAFiction

Hello, beautiful readers! Welcome to the 10-day blog tour for my newest release, HYPE! I am blessed to have many talented authors hosting my novel on their sites for this tour. Please click each day on the author's name and visit the various pages. Each day will give you new insight on the story. While you are there, take a look around at the hosting blog because each site is fabulous!

GIVEAWAY: Three (3) e-book copies of Hype. Comment on any (or all) pages for a chance to win!

Congratulations, winners!

(I'm in a giving mood, so I've chosen two extra winners. I will reach out to each of you through Twitter, your web site, or your email address.)

Elizabeth Gauffreau

Roberta Eaton Cheadle

Jill Weatherholt

Jacquie Biggar

Jacqui Murray

I look forward to interacting with each of you throughout the tour. Enjoy!

Day 1 - 11/12/21

Rox Burkey

Day 2 - 11/13/21

PTL Perrin

Day 3 - 11/14/21

Heather Kindt

Day 4 - 11/15/21

Harmony Kent

Day 5 - 11/16/21

Mae Clair

Day 6 - 11/17/21

Gwen Plano

Day 7 - 11/18/21

D.L. Finn

Day 8 - 11/19/21

Jan Sikes

Day 9 - 11/20/21

Miriam Hurdle

Day 10 - 11/21/21

Karen Black

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Hype Cover Reveal and Release #newrelease #coverreveal #yafiction #Hype #readingcommunity #newbook

Hello, beautiful readers! It is with great excitement I share with you the cover for my newest novel, Hype. Today is Release Day, so I thought I'd take a moment to discuss why I chose this cover. 

It took many rough drafts before my book cover designer and I settled on this one. It isn’t easy creating a book cover, especially when you are not a graphic designer. Luckily, Tatiana was able to find images that truly portray my characters. I was also blessed to have the help of Rene Pimentel, a professional photographer, who helped edit the silhouette to make it perfect.

Meet Cici. She is the confident, sassy cheerleader on the left. She’s a junior in high school and is loving every minute of it. She’s in complete control of her life. So, when I thought of portraying her, I wanted to show her personality along with the role she most identifies with in the story.

Meet Gabriella, Gaby for short. Everyone at school calls her Grub. She’s a loner and prefers it that way. She’s considered the social pariah, and everyone stays away from her. She only wears shades of black. When we found this picture, I loved it. Everything about her says, “Stay away, or deal with the consequences.”

The silhouette was the most difficult to choose because it needed to evoke fear and helplessness. The duct tape over the mouth represents the inability to speak the truth. Hopefully, it captures that essence for all of you.

And finally, let’s talk about the title, Hype. The title came to me almost immediately after I heard Cici’s voice. When she said, “I don’t get all the hype about having sex before graduation,” the whole storyline laid itself out for me. Hype means to stimulate or to enliven. It can also mean to put on or deceive. Both of those definitions can apply to this story, so it’s perfect.

I wrote the first draft of this story ten years ago. It's been a work of heart, and I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it. In a few days, I will have a 10-day book tour in honor of the ten days Hype sat on the shelf waiting to be published. Stay tuned! :-)

Friday, November 5, 2021


Hello, beautiful readers! Today, I have the pleasure of sharing with you the work of an incredible author, Randy Overbeck as part of his Haunted Shores Mysteries blog tour. I have read Blood on the Chesapeake and can attest to its great storyline. :-)

GIVEAWAY:  $25 Amazon Gift Card & 1 e-book or paperback copy of one book in the Haunted Shores series (Winner's choice).  Simply leave a comment below for your chance to win! 

What do most authors crave? 

When a writer sits down at his computer and types up a few hundred pages of his imagination, what is he hoping for? When an author takes a risk and sends her “new baby” out into the harsh light of the world, what are her expectations?

Well, he or she hopes to have created the great American novel, become rich and famous like James Patterson or Stephanie Evanovich and make gazillions of dollars.

But, when any serious writer eschews such impossible fantasies and re-enters the real world, what is his actual goal for any manuscript? If he’s lucky and perhaps possesses more than a modicum of talent, what he longs for is for readers to savor his work and for his novels to achieve recognition from knowledgeable reviewers in the profession.

But with the tsunami of books cascading down upon readers and reviewers—three hundred thousand new titles a year in the U. S. at last count—this aspiration is a high hill to scale. To capture readers’ eyes and attain even a bit of notice from professionals is a daunting task.

That’s why the remarkable success of the books in my series, the Haunted Shores Mysteries, amazes and humbles me. In the first entry, BLOOD ON THE CHESAPEAKE (2019), Darrell leaves his hometown for the Eastern Shore where he lands a great teaching job, becomes a winning coach and even falls in love. But he is also stalked by an angry ghost whose murder thirty years earlier reveals an ugly side of the resort town. This first book won over readers and even captured a national award. Then, last month BLOOD became a #1 Amazon and B & N Best Seller! WOW!

“An absolutely chilling ghost story wrapped around an even scarier piece of history - or perhaps it’s the other way around.” ★★★★★—Chanticleer Reviews

That was followed by CRIMSON AT CAPE MAY (2020) released right in the middle of the pandemic. The second book takes Darrell to a beautiful Jersey shore town, which has been welcoming guests for more than 150 years. He’s there to help coach a summer football camp and introduces Erin to the lovely beach town with its scores of unique Victorians. Only, he learns Cape May is also the most haunted town on the East Coast and Darrell ends up with his own personal ghost this time—a bride killed on her wedding night. CRIMSON surprised even me by collecting three national awards and stacks of five star reviews as well as loads of new fans as well joining BLOOD in the Amazon Bestseller category.

“I loved everything about this book. As a ghost story combined with a mystery, a romance, a social injustice and stunning historical details, CRIMSON AT CAPE MAY has something for everyone. ★★★★★—ReadersView

 This fall the Wild Rose Press launched #3 in the series, SCARLET AT CRYSTAL RIVER (2021). Darrell’s tale continues, this time with his new wife, Erin. The couple heads to the Gulf Coast of Florida for a romantic honeymoon. But when Darrell tries to share some memorable experiences with Erin like swimming with the manatees and playing in the warm ocean waves in December, their fun is derailed. The desperate ghosts of two murdered children haunt Darrell, begging him to find justice for them and their parents. SCARLET also includes some nice touches of the Christmas season. Even before this book was released, SCARLET has garnered several five star reviews and a national award—the Gold Award from Literary Titan.

SCARLET AT CRYSTAL RIVER is a suspenseful paranormal novel with compelling characters and an enigmatic mystery that drives the story to a riveting conclusion. Overbeck is a master.” ★★★★★—Literary Titan


If you haven’t had the chance to check out one of the award-winning Haunted Shores Mysteries, there is no time like the present.

Author/Book Info—SCARLET



Dr. Randy Overbeck is an award-winning educator, author and speaker. As an educator, he served children for four decades in a range of roles captured in his novels, from teacher and coach to principal and superintendent. His thriller, Leave No Child Behind (2012) and his recent mysteries, the Amazon No. 1 Best Seller, Blood on the Chesapeake, Crimson at Cape May and Scarlet at Crystal River have earned five star reviews and garnered national awards including “Thriller of the Year--ReadersFavorite.com, “Gold Award”—Literary Titan, “Mystery of the Year”—ReadersView.com and “Crowned Heart of Excellence”—InD’Tale Magazine. As a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Dr. Overbeck is an active member of the literary community, contributing to a writers’ critique group, serving as a mentor to emerging writers and participating in writing conferences such as Sleuthfest, Killer Nashville and the Midwest Writers Workshop. When he’s not writing or researching his next exciting novel or sharing his presentation, “Things Still Go Bump in the Night,” he’s spending time with his incredible family of wife, three children (and their spouses) and seven wonderful grandchildren.


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·         Release by Wild Rose Press—September 13, 2021

·         Paranormal mystery

·         364 pp.

·         Mild


All Darrell Henshaw wanted was to enjoy his honeymoon with his beautiful wife, Erin, in the charming town of Crystal River on the sunny Gulf Coast of Florida. Only a pair of ghosts decide to intrude on their celebration. And not just any ghosts, the spirits of two young Latino children. Unwilling at first to derail the honeymoon for yet another ghost hunt, Darrell finally concedes when a painting of the kids comes alive, weeping and pleading for his help.

            When he and Erin track down the artist, they discover the children’s family were migrant workers the next county over. But when they travel there, their questions about the kids gets their car shot up and Erin hospitalized. Torn between fear and rage, Darrell must decide how far he will go to get justice for two young children he never even knew.


            Darrell and Erin thought they were heading to Florida for a carefree honeymoon, but the ghosts of two immigrants children haunt them, pleading for help.


Review Blurbs

Scarlet at Crystal River is an eerie paranormal mystery I couldn't stop reading. Randy Overbeck is a masterful writer of the paranormal, drawing the reader in before instilling shivers down the spine. 5+ stars." –N. N. Light's Book Heaven

“A rollercoaster of a mystery, hurtling up and down hills and sharp corners until the very end, when the reader is left slightly breathless, waiting for their hearts to beat back to a normal rhythm. ★★★★★—ReadersView

Scarlet at Crystal River is a suspenseful paranormal novel with compelling characters and an enigmatic mystery that drives the story to a riveting conclusion. Overbeck is a master at building tension–-this is easily a one-sitting read.” ★★★★★—Literary Titan 

“This is another masterpiece from Randy Overbeck. His excellent writing style has left me speechless for one more time. He writes in a way that makes you feel what the characters feel and you have no choice but to partake in the journey with them.” ★★★★★—Ioanna’s Reviews, Greece 

Purchase Links






To follow along with the rest of the tour, please visit the authors' tour page on the 
4WillsPublishing site.  If you'd like to book your own blog tour and have your book promoted in similar grand fashion, please click HERE. Thanks for supporting this author and his work!