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Softly Say Goodbye on Tour!


I started this blog a little over six years ago to highlight my books and short stories. As most of you know, the success stories started happening in 2010. Today, my book, Softly Say Goodbye, goes on tour. Thanks to Penelope Bartotto of Around the Universe Tours there are fourteen wonderful bloggers ready, willing, and able to bring you an excerpt, author interviews, character interviews, fun interviews, and reviews of this wonderful book on one teen's quest to stop underage drinking in her school.

Where do you go to find all of this? Just check out the dates and locations of the tour hosts below:

April 26 Fated Paranormals April 27
4covert2overt A Day in the Spotlight

April 28
The Lemon Life

April 29
Recent Reads

April 30
Raven Reviews

May 1
Briana Lee Book Reviews

May 2
The Library at the END of the Universe

May 3
Our New Generation for Reading

May 4
Tracy Riva

May 5
Jess's Book Blog

May 6
As You Wish Reviews

May 7
Rambling Voices in My Head

May 8
Candy Coated Book Blog

May 9
Kay La…

Review: The Devil Knows by: K.C. Cavanaugh

 Welcome to today's review on Out of Control Characters. We're talking about a The Devil Knows by K.C. Cavanaugh.

First, let's get to know a little bit more about K.C. Cavanaugh.

K.C. grew up in a small town in Northeastern PA, she still lives close to her hometown, remaining close with her friends and family. She has been writing since a young age, and always wanted to be a writer. Before now, she focused on poetry and short stories. The Devil Knows is her debut novel, and was written after K.C. found out that a family friend was diagnosed with cancer.
With lots of projects in the works, she is hoping to release her second novel this summer. You can look for her YA apocalyptic trilogy, Eternal Trilogy (with a few additional shorts), and a YA paranormal mystery.
Here's where you can find K.C. on the web:

Facebook Blog Website Twitter K.C. has a great book about friendships and going the extra mile. Here's a synopsis and links to pick it up in Kindle or paperback…

Feature: Unexpecting by Lori Verni-Fogarsi

We're stepping away from blog tours today on Out of Control Characters and featuring author, Lori Verni-Fogarsi. Her book Unexpecting is all about surprises for a couple about to embark on their golden years.

First, let's get to know a little more about Lori:

Lori Verni-Fogarsi has been an author, speaker, and small business consultant since 1995. Her nonfiction book, “Everything You Need to Know About House Training Puppies and Adult Dogs,” was published in 2005 and continues to be one of the most highly recommended books in its genre.

Her novel, “Momnesia,” was published in 2012 and has been awarded as a finalist in both the National Indie Excellence Book Awards and The USA Best Book Awards.
Just a few of her media appearances have included The Lifetime Women’s Network, My Carolina Today Show, Boston Globe Forums Live, and a multitude of others. Her seminars have taken place at public and private venues for many years, just a few of which include North Carolina State Unive…

Review: Flash by Barbara Morgenroth


Good morning to all from Out of Control Character. Here's hoping the un-lovely weather we're experiencing today isn't affecting any of you, but we won't let rain and other problems keep us from sharing Flash by Barbara Morgenroth.

You can pick up the Flash e-book for .99 during the tour!

First. let's get to know a little about Barbara Morgenroth:

Barbara was born in New York City and but now lives somewhere else.Starting her career by writing tweens and YA books, she wound up in television writing soap operas for some years.Barbara then wrote a couple cookbooks and a nonfiction book on knitting.She returned to fiction and wrote romantic comedies.
When digital publishing became a possibility, Barbara leaped at the opportunity and has never looked back.In addition to the 15 traditionally published books she wrote, in digital format Barbara has something to appeal to almost every reader from Mature YAs like the Bad Apple series and the Flash series, to contemporary roman…

Tour: The Bloody, Sinful Legacy


Boy, do we have a tour for you today, hosted by Around the Universe Tours. Out of Control Characters brings you J.L. McCoy and her The Bloody, Sinful Legacy books. Currently, this vampire series has four novels in it, but a fifth is forthcoming sometime this year, and these are not your normal vampire stories. McCoy has crafted a well-written good versus evil tale, where the prize isn't what you expect.

Before we dive into a synopsis and peek at these books, let's meet J.L. McCoy.

J. L. McCoy resides in the beautifully weird city of Austin, Texas with her opinionated Pekiweenie Isabel and handsome husband Kenny.She has always been a passionate reader and enjoys watching movies, traveling, listening to heavy metal/classic rock/80s music, getting mani/pedis with her girls, and singing karaoke.She loves body art and is hopelessly addicted to Sonic’s ice and Route 44 un-sweet raspberry iced tea.

If you’d like more information about her or her upcoming books, please visit her at t…

Blitz: Unsinkable by Nicole Bradshaw

Out of Control Characters is today part of a blitz for the pre-release of Unsinkable, and we'll feature the short story prequel: A Broken Bond.

Fifteen years ago, Laurel Handfield was a single woman living in a tiny one bedroom in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She worked a monotonous nine-to-five handling copy equipment leases. One day she decided to get back to what she loved most—writing. She decided to write a novel. But what would it be about? A month later, she went on vacation to the Bahamas. In true Stella fashion (See Terry McMillian-How Stella Got Her Groove Back) she met a Bahamian. The rest is history, as they say. She came back from vacation, quit her job several months later and moved to Maryland to live with her sister while she wrote her first novel based loosely on how she and her husband first met. She has since moved to the Bahamas where she has lived for thirteen years with her husband, three children and Abigail, the family hamster. She writes full-time.

Her …

Review: Unsinkable by Nicole Bradshaw

We welcome Nicole Bradshaw, author of Unsinkable, to Out of Control Characters today. This is a great book about a minority family on the ill-fated ship, Titanic.

First, we'll get to know a little more about Nicole:

Nicole Bradshaw was born and raised in Malvern, PA. She spent some time in Silver Springs, MD and currently resides in the Bahamas. Her first taste of writing was when she and her older sister created plays from Archie comics. She uses the pen name Nicole Bradshaw to differentiate her adult novels from her children's novels, and is currently writing children's stories for an IPad app. Unsinkable came to her after she viewed the movie Titanic and wondered of there were any minorities on the ship. After doing the research, she discovered the LaRoche family, upon whom the story is based.

Fifteen-year-old Corinne LaRoche leaves Cherbourg, France with her daddy and older sister after an incident with the local police. Momma stays behind as Corinne boards the ill-fat…