Lessons From a Difficult Person; How to Deal With People Like Us Spotlight Tour @MaineSam @iReadBookTours
Spotlight Tour / January 31, 2017

Lessons From a Difficult Person; How to Deal With People Like Us By Sarah Elliston     Elliston is a highly successful workshop leader and trainer, who offers wisdom learned the hard way—by experience – as well as through rigorous study and certification in many areas of professional training that aid her in her work — Values Realization, Parent Effectiveness Training and Reality Therapy. She is a faculty member of the William Glasser Institute. Glasser is an internationally recognized psychiatrist and developer of Reality Therapy, a method of psychotherapy that teaches people they have a choice in how they choose to behave. The methods Elliston offers in her book end the trauma and the drama, and minimize the possibility of confrontation. She gives YOU, the reader, the ability to take a strong, positive, confident—yet compassionate–stance with the “difficult person”—whether that is a relative, coworker, friend, one of your children or anyone else for that matter. Elliston demonstrates how to: Identify the ways to talk to a “difficult” person Incorporate true incentives to help people change Make real the consequences of the “difficult” person’s action Increase success through acceptance and belonging Avoid being triggered by the “difficult” person allowing you to…

Silence Interrupted Spotlight @authorsania @iReadBookTours
Spotlight Tour / December 5, 2016

Silence Interrupted by Sania Shaikh Category:  YA Fiction,  205 pages Genre:  Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Lanier Press Release date:  November 14, 2016 Tour dates:  Dec 5 to 23, 2016 Content Rating:   PG + M Two months before Troye Saavedra’s senior year of high school, his father’s drinking problem skyrockets. When Troye’s parents make an impulsive move to Georgia in order to “help” him finish high school on a positive note, he is forced to leave behind everything he knows. Things couldn’t get worse for Troye. That is, until he meets three enigmatic teenagers: Adelaide, an independent violinist with radical ideas; Zaidan, fiercely loyal and always funny; and Arabella, a girl who harbors secret struggles. Together, the four friends try to pick up the jagged pieces of their lives without getting hurt themselves. An insightful tale of perseverance, Silence Interrupted is a young adult novel about the beauty and peril of traversing the world as a teenager. Buy the Book:  Amazon Sania Shaikh is a junior at Cambridge High School. Inspired to write from a young age, she worked on Silence Interrupted, her debut novel, starting in eighth grade. Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook Tour Schedule: Dec 5 –   Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight Dec 5 –    FLY HIGH!…

Mummy’s Little Angel Review Tour @JWLawson_Books @iReadBookTours @WorldsBestStory
Review Tour / September 30, 2016

  Mummy’s Little Angel is the first place winner of World’s Best Story! Joanne didn’t believe that her life could become worse than it already was. She had lost everybody and everything she had loved. She was alone. Surely she had suffered enough? The press had called her identical twins psychopaths. Her Maggie. Her Annie. But she still loved them, even though one of them had killed her husband, Jeff. Joanne believed that his murder had been an accident. How could one of her girls be a murderer? She knew them better than anybody else. They were good girls really. She just had to prove it. The brutal murder of her god-daughter Laura had never been solved. Items were missing when Laura’s remains had been discovered: clues that could lead to the capture of her killer. One of them was Laura’s doll … the doll that Joanne later discovered in her home. Joanne is facing the most horrific dilemma of her life. Has the wrong woman been imprisoned? Could her child have used such brutality against her best friend? Or could both women be innocent after all? She needs to find somebody for her daughter to confide in; somebody she…

Fresh Brewed Blog Tour @pamelaford @iReadBookTours
Book Review , Book Tour / August 7, 2016

Fresh Brewed by Pamela Ford The Continental Breakfast Club, Book Two     ROOM WITH BOOKS encourages our readers to follow the tour and please, leave comments!   Category: Adult fiction, 260 pages Genre: Romantic comedy Publisher: Aine Press Release date: May 10, 2016 Content Rating: PG 13 (For some profanity)   Allie Parker’s had enough. Just because she’s a dog groomer, her overachieving family of doctors and lawyers treats her like a child. She’s convinced that a successful husband is all she needs to change their attitudes. So when she and her friends come up with a brilliant new way to meet eligible men, Allie squeezes into her sister’s stylish clothes and sneaks into continental breakfast at an upscale hotel to find herself the perfect guy. Before Allie has taken her last bite of syrup-laden waffle, she’s met the man of her dreams. But what she doesn’t know is that he’s a jewel thief who mistakenly thinks she’s his contact—and so does everyone else who’s after his stash of diamonds. Suddenly Allie’s world is crazily upended. And as she scrambles to prove her innocence and get back to her old life, she discovers happily ever after sneaks up when…

Over Easy Blog Tour @pamelafordbooks @iReadBookTours
Author Interview , Blog Tour , Book Review / August 2, 2016

Over Easy by Pamela Ford The Continental Breakfast Club, Book One     ROOM WITH BOOKS encourages our readers to follow the tour and please, leave comments!   Category: Adult fiction, 260 pages Genre: Romantic comedy Publisher: Aine Press Release date: May 10, 2016 Content Rating: PG 13 (For some profanity)   Allie Parker’s had enough. Just because she’s a dog groomer, her overachieving family of doctors and lawyers treats her like a child. She’s convinced that a successful husband is all she needs to change their attitudes. So when she and her friends come up with a brilliant new way to meet eligible men, Allie squeezes into her sister’s stylish clothes and sneaks into continental breakfast at an upscale hotel to find herself the perfect guy. Before Allie has taken her last bite of syrup-laden waffle, she’s met the man of her dreams. But what she doesn’t know is that he’s a jewel thief who mistakenly thinks she’s his contact—and so does everyone else who’s after his stash of diamonds. Suddenly Allie’s world is crazily upended. And as she scrambles to prove her innocence and get back to her old life, she discovers happily ever after sneaks up when…

Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall Blog Tour @SunbornRising @Aaron_Safronoff @iReadBookTours
Blog Tour , Guest Post / July 11, 2016

Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall by Aaron Safronoff   “Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall is the best vivid fantasy YA book of the year.” —Entrada Publishing   On a distant world of forests floating on an ocean around a star, a blight threatens to plunge all life into darkness. But three friends seek the light. Together, they will Fall and be lost. And at the very Root of darkness, they will find themselves. But will it be enough to help them find their way home?   The world of Cerulean Light and water flow from the ocean into the roots of the Great Trees, up through the boughs, and out over the lush canopy. But the once vibrant treescape has grown dim over generations of arboreal life, and the creatures of the forest have forgotten the light. Barra, a young, willful Listlespur, finds her late father’s hidden journal, and reads about the old world and the mysterious plague her father believed destroyed it. He wrote that he warned the Elders. He urged them to take action. Those were his last words. Together with her two best friends, Barra will explore every bark, wood, and leaf of the Great Forest to…

The Five Truths About Work-Life Balance Book Tour @Simple_WLB @iReadBookTours
Book Review , Book Tour / May 3, 2016

The Five Truths About Work-Life Balance By Jae Ellard       ROOM WITH BOOKS encourages our readers to follow the tour and leave comments!     Work-life balance has nothing to do with work. Really. It also doesn’t matter what words you use to describe it. The fact is, most people share a similar desire to create easy joy and meaningful engagement across the roles, relationships and responsibilities that make up life. Our current habits and perceptions often get us stuck and prevent us from creating the life we desire. Get unstuck, learn the truths about work-life balance. Amazon     Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of The Five Truths About Work-Life Balance by Jae Ellard for the purpose of an honest review. I must admit my surprise when I first opened The Five Truths About Work-Life Balance by Jae Ellard.  My experience with most books of this type is that they will be filled with chapters of long prose that are most excruciating to read and remain awake.  The Five Truths About Work-Life Balance is anything but what I expected. Ms. Ellard has taken a very simple look at her five truths and presented them is an…

The Urban Boys Blog Tour @knsmith_author @iReadBookTours
Blog Tour / March 27, 2016

The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses By K.N. Smith     ROOM WITH BOOKS encourages our readers to follow the tour and leave comments!   The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses is an action-adventure story about five teen boys who are mysteriously exposed to a foreign energy source that gives them extremely heightened senses. Sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell become hypersensitive gifts that forever change the world! The story chronicles their effortless interrelations and later exposes the testing of their deep bonds, and introduces the reader to an array of supporting characters who alter the boys’ lives forever. The Urban Boys offers young and mature readers central themes of loyalty, responsibility, honesty, fear, and triumph, which become artfully integrated with cinematic-level action and high drama. We wonder, will they pass the test of fate, and will each of us pass the test of our very own lives? Intriguing, intelligent, and full of action, The Urban Boys offers a memorable, emotion-packed, thrilling ride for traditional and digital readers of all ages! (first in a series) Amazon ~~ Barnes & Noble   “An energetic YA adventure debut with stellar action sequences. Smith’s writing is intelligent and often…

Newspaper Boys Always Deliver Book Tour @iReadBookTours
Author Interview , Book Tour / March 23, 2016

Newspaper Boys Always Deliver By Joseph Gulesserian     ROOM WITH BOOKS encourages our readers to follow the tour and leave comments!   A Personal Journey into Pop and Technological change in the last Fifty Years. In Newspaper Boys Always Deliver, Gulesserian takes us on a captivating adventure by combining personal essays and historical insights for an enlightening look at how we got here, and the earlier inventions that paved the way for current cutting-edge technologies. While exploring pop-culture trends, unexpected impacts, and memorable moments in time, this collection of thought-provoking and humorous reflections paints a fascinating picture of the changes half a century can bring—and its implications for what could be just around the corner. In just fifty years, Western culture has gone from culture to techno-culture—from the swinging sixties to rap, encyclopedia to Wikipedia, slide rule to artificial intelligence. Newspaper Boys Always Deliver, shares a personal journey of how we got here, in a Book that delivers an eclectic plethora of knowledge, controversy and humorous entertainment in a newspaper format. Amazon   Barnes and Noble   Q. Why did you create the table of contents in a newspaper format? This makes for perhaps the most interesting question, since, quite…

To Be a Child Blog Tour @redheadwithbook @pixmephotograph @iReadBookTours
Author Interview , Blog Tour , Book Review / February 9, 2016

To Be a Child by Debra Schoenberger     ROOM WITH BOOKS encourages our readers to follow the tour and leave comments.   Give a child a cardboard box and his imagination will turn it into anything but! Today, it is less common to see children playing in the streets, especially in urban areas. The plethora of ready-made toys should make any child happy. What usually happens is that the box the toy came in becomes the toy! This book documents children at play (and at times at work) from 10 different countries. A child’s ingenuity never ceases to amaze me and I hope you will share these images with your children as well. Website  Amazon   What is the best camera? Pretty much the camera you have on you at the time.  I take a lot of pictures with my cell phone just because it’s always with me.  Two of the more popular camera brands are Canon and Nikon.  I prefer Canon myself (I’m not saying that it’s better than Nikon) because of selection of different lenses that come with the Canon system.  I’ve used several Canons over the past 35 years and presently use a Canon 5D Mark…