Spotlight on Carole P. Roman Author of the Children’s Book Series If You Were Me and Lived In…

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The “If You Were Me and Lived In…” books are an introduction to customs and cultures around the world. The series is a collection of twenty-two books designed to help children experience life from the perspective of a variety of other children from all around the world, in the hopes that they’ll see how similar we all really are.

The idea of countries, borders, and customs is sometimes difficult for youngsters to grasp. Carole breaks things down into various topics that even the youngest child can identify with – what their name might be, where the country is located, what they would call their parents, what kind of food would they eat, what one thing identifies the country, like a landmark. Children finish each book able to identify both similarities and differences, and with the added of having multiple books, can compare how life is all over the world.

The series includes books about the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Cuba
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Kenya
  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • Peru
  • Portugal
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Scotland
  • South Korea
  • Turkey



Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of the Captain No Beard series. Both Captain No Beard-An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life and Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis have received the Kirkus Star of Exceptional Merit. The first book in the series was named to Kirkus Reviews Best 2012. Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis has been named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2015. Each book in the series has won numerous awards including the NABE Pinnacle Award, IAN Award, Moonbeam Award 2014, National Indie Excellence Award Finalist, Shelf Media Outstanding Series Award, ForeWord Review Five Star and Finalist in the Book of the Year, and Reader’s Views Children’s Book of the Year 2013.

Carole P. Roman is also the author of the award-winning non-fiction culture series, “If You Were Me and Lived in…”, that explores customs and cultures around the world. She has co-authored a self-help book, Navigating Indieworld A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren. Carole invites readers to connect with her via her website.

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They Serve Bagels in Heaven by Irene Weinberg Book Excerpt

I’m participating in the virtual book tour for “They Serve Bagels in Heaven” by Irene Weinberg via My Book Tour. Irene’s memoir has been called an inspirational and encouraging story. Here’s an excerpt from the book!

“They Serve Bagels in Heaven”
 by Irene Weinberg

– Book Excerpt –

Saul and I were in our house on a lovely fall Sunday afternoon. He was watching football in the den while I washed dishes in the kitchen, some classical music on low in the background. Those words were so clear, and so clearly being spoken to me, that I actually turned to look behind me to see if someone had come into the room. There was no one else there. I went into the den to bring Saul a glass of water. Standing behind him, I kissed the top of his head and pressed my cheek against his soft, red beard. We watched the game together that way for a few minutes. I took a deep breath in an effort to push away those words that had forced themselves into my mind, but it was hard to ignore that somebody somewhere was telling me I might lose the love of my life.

A few months later, that’s just what happened. It was the week before Christmas, and we were finally able to escape to our ski house in the Catskill’s. It had always been a sanctuary for both of us, and Saul badly needed a break after suffering through a grueling month of business upsets. His recent bone weariness scared me—the pain was much more intense for him this time. Other business upsets had bothered him, but this seemed to be seriously wounding him. It was so different that I feared he was heading into a decline over the endless work and the deep frustrations and disappointments he seemed to face every day now. It may have been the fact that the message had warned me of an enormous change to come; I’m not sure. Whatever the reason, I must have known this might have been his time to go. Because of all that, I was determined to make this his weekend. And it was great. We went to all the restaurants he loved, we skied on his favorite slopes, and we spent time with dear friends. We even made love in the hot tub. He too must have sensed something because afterward, he held me close and said, “I’m so lucky and thankful to have you in my life.”

On the way home the next day, he fell asleep at the wheel. As I felt the car go into a swerve, I cried out, “Saul!” Hearing me, he picked his head up off his chest and, with an unnatural calm, tried to right the car. As he turned the wheel, the car swerved so sharply in the middle of the road that we became airborne. Just before it flipped over, I heard these words reverberate within and around me: “He’s not going to make it. You are.”

Somehow, I was in a state of total acceptance. There was something about these words, along with the other message, that gave me strength. Shock may have had something to do with it too, I suppose, but I don’t think shock alone would’ve kept me that calm. When we landed, the car slammed down hard, turning and hitting four more times before rolling down a steep embankment. It was totaled.

When we finally stopped, I looked at Saul and knew all through me that he was dead. He was gone, while I survived. Saul’s beautiful, outrageous spirit was no longer in his body. His warm, strong arms, his intelligent blue eyes, and his big, gorgeous heart were all lifeless now. Even though I hadn’t died, my injuries were so severe that I wondered how much longer I might be alive. Something had happened to my right eye—it felt like it was on fire. My collarbone had totally reversed itself, and the bone of my shoulder, which had sustained the strongest blows, had pushed so far out of my skin that it felt like I’d sprouted an angel wing. Worst of all, a jagged piece of metal had pierced an artery in my foot so deeply that I was hemorrhaging.

As I started trying to help myself, I felt the car being turned over. Next, the two strong arms of an EMT were reaching in through my broken window, grabbing me by the shoulders, and beginning to pull me out. It was then that I heard a third and final message that confirmed the other two messages for me beyond any doubt. This one I just knew was the voice of God, our true source, saying to me: “Be loving and kind to everyone.”

I had just lost the love of my life. I was battered, cold, and bleeding profusely, but these words managed to fill me with love, compassion and a profound knowing. I knew I was being given a directive from heaven itself. Whatever lay ahead, I knew I could accomplish it with as much love and kindness as possible (under the circumstances, anyway). I also knew without a doubt that I wasn’t alone, which was a good thing because the business and family troubles I had waiting for me would have weakened an ox. Saul and I had each begun a journey that would take us on different paths we needed to walk—still together somehow, even though I was now very much alone.




They Serve Bagels in Heaven: One couple’s story of love, eternity, and the cosmic importance of everyday life begins with the amazing messages Irene Weinberg received from heaven during the tragic car accident that took her husband Saul’s life. Irene resides in Northern New Jersey, where she oversees business interests. She is a mother, a stepmother and a grandmother. The author invites readers to connect with her on her website.

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Spotlight on A Shift Toward Prey by Natalie Allison

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  • Publication Date: May 15, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC


There’s a war brewing in the shadowed lands of the Fringe, a conflict that will match Shifter claws against Vampire fangs for the first time in two centuries. And it seems as if those with the power to stop it are only making things worse.

For too long, a young, ambitious Jaguar-Shifter named Chiari Jhahn has been forced to watch her elder sister’s savage regime destroy the very heart of the Shifter Realm. And now it seems as if that regime is hell-bent on starting a war with their long-time enemies, the Vampires of the Everdark.

After witnessing her sister let her pride stand in the way of a peace agreement that would have stopped the coming bloodshed, Chiari feels she has no choice but to start a revolution—it’s either that, or watch her people become nothing more than prey for a much-stronger predator. But her sister’s reach is long, and Chiari doesn’t know who she can trust.

Forced to seek allies in the most unlikely places, Chiari must use every ounce of her intellect and cunning to build a rebellion that will topple her sister from power and hopefully mitigate the Vampire threat. But Vampires aren’t the only monsters hiding in the dark—and they’re not the only predators out for blood. Chiari’s friends may prove to be worse than her enemies. When political ambition is matched against predatory instinct, the phrase “coming back to bite you” takes on a whole new meaning.



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Natalie Allison grew up in a house full of books. Her world—and her imagination—became infused with the wonder and mystery of places like Middle Earth, Narnia, Valdemar, and Pern. An early love of reading led to an early love of writing, and she wrote her very first novel at the tender age of eight.

Natalie has been building worlds with words ever since, and her stories have entertained readers from all over the globe. Now she lives with her adoring husband, a son who’s a genius, and a dog who’s determined to save the world from mushrooms, kittens, frogs, and other nefarious creatures.

Readers can connect with Natalie via:


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The After House by Michael Phillip Cash Book Tour Spotlight

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The After House by Micheal Phillip Cash

Paperback: 212 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 30, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1500600369
ISBN-13: 978-1500600365


Remy Galway and her daughter Olivia are rebuilding their life after a failed marriage in a 300 year old cottage in historic Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island.

Little do they know, another occupant is lurking in the haven of their own home.

Will the After House be their shelter or their tomb?


Book Tour for The After House: Michael Phillip Cash Author PhotoABOUT MICHAEL PHILLIP CASH

Michael Phillip Cash is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter. His novels are best-sellers on Amazon under their genres – Young Adult, Thriller, Suspense, Ghost, Action Adventure, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror.

Michael writes full-time and lives on the North Shore of Long Island with his wonderful wife and screaming children. You can follow him @michaelpcash.

Readers are invited to connect with Michael on:

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Grammar Sex and Other Stuff Released and On the Road!

I’ve just released my fourth book, Grammar Sex and Other Stuff, and I’m taking it on the road with My Book Tour. Please check it out and enter the giveaway below. Thanks so much!

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  • Publisher:Robert T. Germaux (February 19, 2017)
  • Publication Date:February 19, 2017
  • Sold by:Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language:English
  • ASIN:B06WD84F1N



Grammar Sex (And Other Stuff) is one man’s take on life’s little moments, minor annoyances and unexpected delights.

A collection of thirty-two (mostly) humorous essays about life, work baseball, The Beatles and more.



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Robert Germaux and his wife Cynthia live outside of Pittsburgh. After three decades as a high school English teacher, and now a good many years into retirement, he is beginning to have serious doubts about his lifelong dream of pitching for the Pirates. Grammar Sex and Other Stuff is Bob’s first non-fiction book. You can find links to his first three novels (The Backup Husband, Small Talk and Hard Court) at his Amazon Author Page.



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Author Guest Post with Lee Ann Mancini

I’m happy to be participating in the My Book Tour event for God’s Easter Miracles by Lee Ann Mancini. I’m welcoming Lee Ann to my website by sharing her Easter Guest Post!

Many children eagerly anticipate waking up on Easter morning to see a basket full of colorful Easter eggs, shiny wrapped candy, chocolate bunnies, Peeps, jellybeans, and perhaps even a toy. As a young child, I remember excitedly waking up to find a basket like this waiting for me every Easter morning. Although I knew Jesus had something to do with this holiday, I did not fully understand the significance of His death and resurrection.

Some parents do not teach their children about the Easter Bunny; others celebrate the Easter holiday alongside the long-standing tradition of the Easter Bunny. How can we find a balance between the two and ensure our children appreciate the true meaning of Easter? We should explain the importance of Easter to them as believers in Jesus. Tell them Easter is a celebration of Jesus and not the bunny in the basket. Children have a great capacity to learn new things at an early age. Take comfort in knowing that their ability to learn is far greater than any limitations we as parents face in our ability to explain complex concepts.

We can help our children understand the real meaning of Easter without forcing them to give up their fun childhood fantasies. After all, we don’t give up our Christmas trees at Christmas. With that in mind, here are some fun activities for the Easter season that can help you explain Jesus’ death and resurrection to your young children:

  • Teach your children the jellybean prayer.
  • Bake resurrection cookies.
  • Make resurrection rolls.
  • Dye resurrection eggs.
  • Have an Easter egg hunt. Leave a few plastic eggs empty as an opportunity to remind your children about the empty tomb.
  • Put chocolate crosses in your children’s Easter basket. Many candy manufacturers sell religious themed Easter candy.
  • A very fun activity is Egglo’s Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt, which helps children “see the light of Jesus.” It includes a storybook and DVD.

My newest book release, “God’s Easter Miracles,” is a unique Easter story that will help your children learn the true meaning of Easter while teaching them to have love and compassion for others!





Lee Ann Mancini’s desire is for children to begin to know and love Jesus from an early age. This passion led her to seek out books for her own children that portrayed an active relationship with Jesus in a relatable way. She knew communicating God’s truth through captivating words and compelling illustrations is a crucial part of establishing that foundation.


An adjunct professor at South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary, Mancini holds a master’s degree in Christian studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School as well as Knox Theological Seminary. She holds a board position with the Florida Authors and Publishers Association and the Alexandrian Forum and maintains memberships with organizations such as the Christian Small Publishers Association and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. Mancini is an active member in her local community, visiting schools to share the Adventures of the Sea Kids series with children, as well as speaking to women’s groups about the redemptive power of the Gospel represented through the types of brides of the church. Learn more about Mancini and the Adventures of the Sea Kids at



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Author Guest Post by Alexandra Warren Author of Accidental Arrangements

Today, I’m welcoming author Alexandra Warren to my website. Alexandra is the author of several romance novels. Her newest novel, Accidental Arrangements, is currently on tour with My Book Tour. Alexandra stopped by to chat about her writing, her books and her life. 

Accidental Arrangements by Alexandra Warren

“My Mind as an Author” by Alexandra Warren

Imagine being in a public place and the only thing you can think about is how many plot bunnies for future novels you see around you. That’s exactly how my mind works now that I’ve taken on the wonderful world of Romancelandia.

Everyone and everything – except for my closest friends and family… maybe – has the possibility of showing up in one of my books mainly because of how easily inspired I am by human interactions at the most basic level. Whether it’s a father playing with his son, strangers meeting for the first time in an airport, a couple sharing coffee on a date, someone FaceTiming with a loved one on the beach; my mind is constantly registering tidbits from everything going on around me so that I can create a fictional reality later.

I enjoy being able to make my words come alive, to make my characters come alive in a way that readers connect with them on a personal level. I enjoy making readers feel what my characters feel, laugh with my characters, cry with my characters, be mad with my characters depending on the situation. And for me, that’s what being an author is all about.

So even though my mind is constantly in go-mode, observing, and saving, and taking in my surroundings, I truthfully wouldn’t have it any other way.


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Alexandra Warren is a twenty-something year old Nebraska girl who enjoys teaching, blogging, traveling, and of course, writing. Contemporary Romance novellas are her absolute favorite to write as well as to read. With thirteen books under her belt, and more on the way, she is excited to see what 2017 will bring!


Readers can learn more about Alexandra on her website.


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