Storm & Fury Book Tour, Guest Post, and Giveaway

Storm & Fury A Storm and Fury Adventures Collection by Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. Martin Genre: Paranormal Historical Adventure, Steampunk

New Pittsburgh, 1898 – a crucible of invention and intrigue. Born from the ashes of devastating fire, flood and earthquake, the city is ruled by the shadow government of The Oligarchy. In the swarming streets, people of a hundred nations drudge to feed the engines of progress. The Department of Supernatural Investigation was set up to take care of those things that live below, that go bump in the night… those odd cases that go beyond ‘standard’ investigation. Nicknamed ‘Storm and Fury’, Mitch Storm and Jacob Drangosavich are two of the more creative agents, working in New Pittsburgh and obeying the rules – when they have to. A collection of short stories and novellas set in the world of the Iron & Blood novels and the related Storm and Fury Adventures. Includes: Airship Down, Ruin Creek, Resurrection Day, The Hunt, Grave Voices, and Rogue. Plus two bonus stories: Ghost Wolf and a Steampunk fairy tale: The Patented Troll Goodreads * Amazon

Gail Z. Martin discovered her passion for science fiction, fantasy and ghost stories in elementary school. The first story she wrote at age five was about a vampire. Her favorite TV show as a preschooler was Dark Shadows. At age 14, she decided to become a writer. She enjoys attending science fiction/fantasy conventions, Renaissance fairs and living history sites. Larry N. Martin is the author of the new sci-fi adventure novel Salvage Rat. He is the co-author (with Gail Z. Martin) of the Spells, Salt, and Steel/New Templars series; the Steampunk series Iron & Blood; and a collection of short stories and novellas: The Storm & Fury Adventures set in the Iron & Blood universe. He is also the co-author of the upcoming Wasteland Marshals series and the Joe Mack Cauldron/Secret Council series. The Martins have three children, a Maltese, and a Golden Retriever. Website * Newsletter* Facebook * Pinterest Twitter * Twitter * Goodreads * Goodreads * Amazon


“I’VE GOT TO catch that train!” Agent Jacob Drangosavich of the Department of Supernatural
Investigation opened the throttle on his steam-powered experimental velocipede, pushing the
steambike to its limits as he raced to catch up with the locomotive.
All of his attention was focused on the train, and he willed himself to go faster, closing the
distance between himself and the speeding locomotive.
Mitch Storm, his partner, was aboard that train, and he was counting on Jacob to back him
up. The sound of a gunshot in the train’s sole passenger car doubled Jacob’s resolve.
That’s got to be Mitch, Jacob thought. Question is, was Mitch doing the shooting or getting
Jacob coaxed a bit more speed from the velocipede, despite its straining engine. He was
gaining on the locomotive, close enough now to see the automaton in the cab, a metal man taking
the place of a human railroad engineer at the controls of the train. The click-clack of the train on
the rails drowned out the roar of Jacob’s steambike, and the clouds of smoke belched from the
locomotive’s stack drifted between him and his quarry, partially hiding him from view.
“Come on, come on,” he muttered to himself, pushing the velocipede for every bit of power
its engine could muster.
Jacob had a Peacemaker in a shoulder holster and another, less conventional weapon
holstered at his hip. The Department paid the best scientists in the country a premium to supply
them with top-secret, often one-of-a-kind weapons, tools, and gadgets that made the stories of
Jules Verne pale by comparison.
“Just a little more,” Jacob muttered, crouching low over the velocipede’s handlebars to
reduce the wind resistance. The steambike edged nearer to the train, and Jacob grabbed his
second gun, an odd contraption with a bulbous grip and a metal tube in the center of a coil of
wires. Jacob veered his bike a few crucial inches closer, leveled his weapon at the copper-faced
werkman at the train’s controls, and fired.

Haunting Pittsburgh

By Gail Z. Martin and Larry N. Martin

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has a lot of history—and a lot of ghosts. It was a key fort in Colonial days, and
by the end of the 1800s, it had become the crucible of steam-driven manufacturing and invention. But
with that growth came tragedy, and from that, plenty of ghosts. Mine disasters, accidents in factories and
steel mills, bloody labor strikes and unlucky ships on the city’s three rivers all create the kind of history
that lends itself to ghosts.
Pittsburgh was also a melting pot for immigrants who came from all over Europe for jobs in the mills—
and brought their beliefs, superstitions, and magic with them. In the world of Storm and Fury, those
newcomers were also followed by supernatural creatures, family secrets, and Old World curses.
Mitch Storm and Jacob Drangosavich, agents for the secret Department of Supernatural Investigation,
take care of paranormal problems. They’ve got all of the latest experimental gadgets the department’s
genius inventors can dream up, and it’s their job to make sure that the things that go bump in the night get
dealt with so that regular people can sleep peacefully, blissfully unaware of the secrets that lurk in the

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The Dead Planet Series Book Tour & Giveaway

Exodus The Dead Planet Series Book 1 by Drew Avera Genre: Science Fiction

The future is darker than you think! Serus is a killer. As a policeman he was recruited to be a weapon at the Martian government’s disposal. Brainwashed into compliance, he’s lost the life he once had, but his memories remain. When a hit is placed on his sister’s life, Serus is faced with the dark reality that in order to save Kara, he must go rogue and doing so will put both of their lives in danger. Forced into an unlikely alliance to save Kara, Serus discovers a truth that could bring Mars to its knees, but what if it’s too late? If you like fast-paced science fiction then immerse yourself into a world controlled by a militant force; where humanity’s purpose is to make the rich richer. If you enjoy cyberpunk novels with a noir feel, then grab Exodus, the first book in The Dead Planet Series, today! **Get it FREE!!**Goodreads * Amazon

Verity The Dead Planet Series Book 2

From Drew Avera, author of The Dead Planet Series, comes an all new vision of humanity’s future. VERITY is the second book in The Dead Planet Series Twenty-five hundred years in the future humans have colonized Mars. The advancements in technology have taken humanity to a new world, but in that new society the problems of old have once again taken root. Corruption and murder are on the rise, but not from lowlifes on the streets. The real threat to civilization lies in the one world governing entity known as The Syndicate. Armed with money and power, The Syndicate rules with an iron fist. Their form of government has brought forth an era of humanity that has surpassed every empire in human history, but behind that veil of wealth is The Agency; an organization of Policemen who do anything except protect and serve. Against incredible odds, Serus Blackwell, a Policeman within The Agency, is determined to save humanity from a horrible truth discovered by his sister Kara. In the crosshairs of The Syndicate, Serus fights to save the only member of his family he has left–and in the process, might end up saving himself. After arriving on planet Earth, Serus and Kara are taken prisoner by a local group of soldiers. Knowing that The Syndicate will do anything to stay in power, Serus forms an unlikely alliance in order to stop The Syndicate from taking control of Earth and hope to find the answers they need in order to save the people on Mars. But it may be too late! If you love fast-paced science fiction then take a peek inside a world controlled by The Syndicate. The future is darker than you think… Goodreads * Amazon

Endgame The Dead Planet Series Book 3

Endgame is the third and final novel in The Dead Planet Series. After returning to Mars, Serus discovers that things aren’t quite the way they were when they left almost two years before. Thanks to their efforts, the answer to Mar’s salvation has been safely delivered, but bad news travels fast. Serus learns that Harris has been abducted and Midican has been destroyed. Knowing what is at stake, he vows to return and save his friend before his enemies can take another life of someone he cares about. With a renewed sense of justice, Serus and his friends must return to Earth to finish what they started; to stop The Syndicate once and for all. Goodreads * AmazonEnjoyed the Dead Planet series? Start the Companion series for only .99 cents for the month of April!!

Rise of the Syndicates Syndicate Series Book 1 **Only .99 cents**Amazon

Drew Avera is a U.S. Navy veteran and the bestselling author of the Alorian Wars; a fast-paced space opera adventure series. Born and raised in rural Mississippi, Drew longed to see the world and enlisted in the Navy at seventeen. With nearly twenty-years of service, four combat deployments, and countless miles traveled on the open ocean, it was only a matter of time before the worlds he created in his head sprang to life in a new venture. He began his writing career by participating in National Novel Writing Month 2012 and published his first book, Exodus, in March 2013. Since then, Drew has written more than twenty books. Additionally, he has had several stories featured in The Future Chronicles, The Expanding Universe, and the Pew! Pew! Anthologies. Website * Facebook * Twitter * Amazon * Goodreads

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Ragnarok Book Tour & Giveaway

Ragnarok Worlds Collide Book 1 by Michael Smorenburg Genre: Fantasy, Romantic Suspense

A secret NASA experiment gone wrong, the chaos that erupts, and one reporter seeking the truth who chases leads where she shouldn’t. On a flight from Paris to Los Angeles Tegan Mulholland is intrigued & charmed by Pete, the mysterious stranger sitting beside her. But when their plane almost falls from the sky and other jets in her vicinity wink from the radar, the official explanations that follow reek to Tegan’s retired investigative journalist mind of cover up. What is not declared: A secret NASA experiment has warped a column of time instead of space, plucking with it the planes out of our era, and a band of Norse warriors from the Vinland colony millennia ago into our epoch. Rowing eastward and back to Iceland, the contrail of Tegan’s plane appearing after the strange aurora and moving westward high above, the Norsemen conclude are Odin’s order to return to Vinland and unknowingly toward the modern day Canadian coast, where, just days–yet a thousand years before–the skraeling Indians had driven them out. As news reports flood Tegan’s living room of bloodshed and massacre, speculating about which gang of roughly dressed bearded marauders are responsible for mass-murder around the quiet Canadian coast, Tegan develops a hunch that there is more to the story than it seems. She quits her Hollywood Exec job and embarks on an odyssey that leads inexorably ever closer toward the Norsemen’s hidden lair. Only Pete, the Lockheed consultant she had steadily fallen in love with during the harrowing flight and since, has any hope of saving her. If you enjoy intrigue, conspiracy and romantic suspense, Ragnarok will grip your imagination and not let go. Goodreads * Amazon

Michael Smorenburg (b. 1964) grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. An entrepreneur with a passion for marketing, in 1995 Michael moved to California where he founded a business consultancy and online media and marketing engine in the burgeoning internet. In 2003 he returned to South Africa where he launched a security company. In 2015 he divested of the business to write full time. Michael’s greatest love is the ocean, keeping up with the latest breakthroughs in science, understanding the cosmos and sharing all he learns. Website * Facebook * Twitter * Amazon * Goodreads

Operations HQ, DARPA (State Dept.), Arlington, Virginia
Tuesday, 17 August
Latitude: 38°52’43″N
Longitude: 77°6’31″W

“The white-coats say it’s a go. All telemetry was on the money,” Lincoln O’Dowd, Skunkworks’
Project Director assured, sweeping his hand to include all mission control operators hunched at
their monitors.
“Seismic anomalies within a five hundred nautical mile radius were expected, sure,” Daxton
rebutted. “Just about nobody lives within that zone, and yet big questions are being asked at the
diplomatic level.”
“From precisely where?”
“Hobart, obviously. Perth and Sydney…”
“Fifteen hundred nautical miles?” O’Dowd’s hand came up to his face and massaged sudden
tension from his jaw. “Okay… That’s a little over spec.”
“A little… Try two thousand miles… Darwin in the northern territories took a jolt. Grumbles from
Auckland…. They’ve all triangulated it and zeroed in on our rig in the Southern Ocean….”
“Fine… but the rest of the telemetry is spot on?”
“That may be but then why th—”
“T minus sixty seconds,” the audio-prompt piped in from the operations room.
The tension in the air grew palpable.
“I wouldn’t…” Daxton’s voice was an octave high with fear. “I’m strongly advising to abort.”

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Spring House Cleaning Tips with Powerizer Complete + Giveaway

This information is brought to you by Powerizer Complete. All opinions are my own.

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Between normal house cleaning and spring cleaning – you could be buying a lot of different cleaners, but now there’s 1 product that can do it all! Powerizer Complete is going to make Spring Cleaning so much easier (and more affordable). It cleans practically everything.

  • Laundry
  • Dishware
  • Carpet
  • Appliances
  • Bathroom
  • Counter Tops
  • Floors
  • Hard Surfaces
  • Tile & Grout
  • Toilet bowls
  • Upholstery
  • Walls
  • Cars
  • Garage
  • Patios, decks, and outdoor furniture

If you have a separate cleaner for counters, windows, bathrooms and more you are no longer going to need to spend the money to buy all these products because Powerizer Complete can do it all.

How to use Powerizer Complete For Spring House Cleaning:

In a squirt bottle for multi-purpose cleaning:

Mix a ½ scoop of Powerizer Complete with 16 oz to 1 gallon of warm water to hot water in a spray bottle, squeeze bottle, dishpan or fill the sink and use a cloth with the solution to wash off the counters. I plan to add this mixture to a bucket and go around my home cleaning off the walls, baseboards, stair railings and more!

Remove Hard Water & Soap Scum From The Shower:

In the shower, it eliminates the hard water spots, film, and soap scum. I just sprinkle it on the stains and add a little water to make a paste. I let it sit for a few minutes, and I scrub it away with a microfiber cloth. A simple paste is all I need to get my showers clean! 

In The Kitchen:

Replaces your dishwasher detergent, rinse aid, and machine cleaner. Just use a scoop to clean off caked-on foods, leaving your dishes and glasses sparkling clean and residue free, even if you have hard water.


  • One product is all you need for clean whites, colors, linens, towels, rugs, delicates, and heavyweight fabrics.
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There isn’t much that Powerizer Complete can’t do! Plus it’s affordable – especially since it is going to replace all your other cleaners!


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I’ve used Powerizer myself for cleaning countertops, used in the dishwasher and in my laundry. I love that it’s multipurpose!

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HueTrition Makes It Easy To Eat Healthy + a Giveaway

This information is brought to you by HueTrition. All opinions are my own. 

HueTrition makes it so easy and FUN to make nutritious choices for your whole family. They have many videos available to help you when meal planning.  You can also take virtual classes that will teach you how to make nutritious foods. Their next event is about the HueApproved Scanner! he easy and fun way to choose healthy food products: HueApproved Scanner Unveiling HueTrition Live Event on April 18, 4 – 5 PM (EDT)

There are a few new products from HueTrition that you need to know about!

Check out Huegear:

My daughter would love this Huey Squishee! Or get an assortment of Hue Products with a HueMerch Box. With HueTrition educational Materials and other HueApproved product samples and giveaways. This HuePets Bundle is also super cute too with:
  • The Huey Plushee
  • A paperback copy of the HuePets Coloring Book
  • HueTrition travel Bag


Oh my goodness these are so cute. I know my daughter would love them!

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Dates – Ends April 24, 2019 1159pm EST