He Gave Me Barn Cats by Maria Santomasso-Hyde

by Maria Santomass0-Hyde
*Published by Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.barn-cats-3-d-cover

*Available March 14, 2017

*$10.95, 6×9 Trade paperback, 134 pages

*Genres: Christian Fiction / Christian Life-Death, Grief, Bereavement

*Print ISBN 978-1-939844-21-7 eBook ISBN 978-1-939844-22-4

*Order through Ingram, Follett Library Resources, or from the publisher

*$3.99 eBook available in all formats

Inspired by true events…

        Maria has cared for her very ill mother for many years. Her burdens are heavy, causing a sadness bordering on darkness.  When she discovers her historic barn is now home to a mother cat and kittens, she feels lighter than she has in years. As the kittens grow, they teach her as only animals can do.

          Then tragedy strikes. As Maria loses her family, the darkness envelopes her like the heavy fog that blankets her Blue Ridge Mountain home each morning. She creates a scorecard:  God: 9, Maria: 0.  Her questions turn into anger at God.  She searches to find answers as to why her loving God would take away so much in such a short time.

          How will she learn to trust again? Can the kittens in her barn help her heal?


Author Maria Santomasso-Hyde

Author Maria Santomasso-Hyde

Formerly a newspaper reporter, Maria Santomasso-Hyde now owns Alta Vista Fine Art Gallery.

She lives in Valle Crucis, North Carolina, with her husband, Lee, and The Queen of the Universe (Roma, their Black Cat)… and other Black Cats who decide to move in.

Come join the blog tour!


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I am organizing a two-week blog tour for He Gave Me BARN CATS by Maria Santomasso-Hyde. The tour will run from March 7, 2017, through March 21, 2017 (excluding weekends).

Posts will consist of interviews, reviews, features, and/or excerpts, and every participant will be able to post the tour-wide giveaway – prizes courtesy of the publisher. HTML will also be provided. Books are available to review in print (U.S. only), ePub and Mobi formats.

March 7 – Joylene Nowell Butler, Suspense Author – Feature

March 8 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – Guest Post

March 9 – Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang! – Feature

March 10 – Defending The Pen – Excerpt

March 13 – Reviews by Crystal – Q&A
Alex J. Cavanaugh – Guest Post
Murees Dupé – Feature

March 14 – Thoughts in Progress – Review

March 15 –

March 16 – A Bluestocking’s Place – Excerpt
deal sharing aunt – Review and Interview

March 17 – Juneta @ Writer’s Gambit – Q&A

March 20 – The Story of a Writer – Feature
CBY Book Club – Excerpt

March 21 – bookworm1102 – Excerpt
Storey Book Reviews – Excerpt
Celticlady’s Reviews – Feature


Mâtowak Woman Who Cries by Joylene Nowell Butler


Author Joylene Nowell Butler’s new release, Mâtowak Woman Who Cries , was published in November by Dancing Lemur Press LLC.

Joylene’s tour ran from Oct. 17 through Nov. 19. Posts consisted of reviews, interviews, and excerpts. There was also a tour-wide giveaway for three (3) print copies of the book open to U.S. residents only and one (1) eBook copy open internationally. Be sure to check out the tour schedule at the bottom of the post.

This was an exciting tour and we hope you’ll visit along with us. You can find the dates, blog locations and types of posts featured below.

Oct 17 – Mojito With a TwistReview & Interview

                A Creative Mind – Excerpt

               La Vita On The Sea – Review, Excerpt, Feature

                What Is That Book About – Excerpt

Oct. 18 – Rockin Book Reviews – Review

                 Mello and June, It’s a Book Thang! – Feature

Oct. 19 – Medeia Sharif – Social Media Post

                Just Reviews – Review

Oct. 20 – Patricia Stoltey, Author – Guest Post

                  Que Sara Sera Book Blog – Review

                 Just Us Books – Excerpt

Oct. 21 – The Silver Dagger Scriptorium – Review, Excerpt

                  Hearts & Scribbles – Excerpt

                 Julie Flanders – Excerpt

                Careann’s Musings – Review

Oct. 24 – Thoughts in Progress – Review

Oct. 25 – Hank Quense’s Blog – Excerpt

                 Sandra’s Blog – Excerpt

Oct. 26 – Books and Spoons – Review, Excerpt

                 JoJo The Bookaholic – Feature

Oct. 27 – Mel’s Shelves – Excerpt

Oct. 28 – Careann’s Musings – Excerpt

Nov. 1 – Ali – The Dragon Slayer – Excerpt

                Writer’s Gambit – Interview

Nov. 2 – A Bluestocking’s Place – Excerpt

Nov. 4 – Writing in Wonderland – Feature, Excerpt

Nov, 7 –  – Feature, Excerpt

                Storybook Reviews – Excerpt

               Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams – Review

Nov. 8 – A Holland Reads – Feature

Nov. 9 – Author Annette Drake – Interview

               The Five Year Project – Interview on Blogger – on WordPress

              Crystal Collier, Author – Feature

Nov. 10 – Bookworm 1102 – Excerpt

Nov. 11 – The Book’s The Thing – Guest Post

Nov. 14 – Christine Rains – Writer– Excerpt

                  Bish Denham – Excerpt

Nov. 15 – Rosie Amber – Review

Nov. 17 – The Girl With Book Lungs – Excerpt

Nov. 18 – Celtic Lady’s Reviews – Review

Nov. 19 – Brooke Blogs – Review, Excerpt

Extra ReviewsStuart Aken

                              Reviewing the Evidence

                             Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews

You can check out the giveaway HERE. It will end Nov. 22.


A murder enveloped in pain and mystery…

Book CoverWhen Canada’s retired Minister of National Defense, Leland Warner, is murdered in his home, the case is handed to Corporal Danny Killian, an aboriginal man tortured by his wife’s unsolved murder.

The suspect, 60-year-old Sally Warner, still grieves for the loss of her two sons, dead in a suicide/murder eighteen months earlier. Confused and damaged, she sees in Corporal Killian a friend sympathetic to her grief and suffering and wants more than anything to trust him.

Danny finds himself with a difficult choice—indict his prime suspect, the dead minister’s horribly abused wife or find a way to protect her and risk demotion. Or worse, transfer away from the scene of his wife’s murder and the guilt that haunts him…

Mâtowak Woman Who Cries is available in eBook at the following sites:



Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C

The print copy is available at:




When Joylene’s father died in 1983, she wrote her first full–length manuscript to channel her grief. The seven-year process left her hooked and she began Dead Witness within a few weeks of finishing Always Father’s Child. Today Joylene is the author of three suspense novels: Dead Witness, Broken But Not Dead, and the steampunk collaboration Break Time.

Author Joylene Nowell Butler

Author Joylene Nowell Butler

While she’ll admit being published didn’t fix all the wrongs in her life, she wishes her parents had lived to see her success. Dead Witness was a finalist in the 2012 Global eBook Awards. Broken But Not Dead won the 2012 IPPY Silver Medal, and its sequel Mâtowak Woman Who Cries is due for release November 1, 2016.

Joylene lives with her husband and their two cats Marbles and Shasta on beautiful Cluculz Lake in central British Columbia. They spend their winters in Bucerias, Nayarit, Mexico.

For more on Joylene and her writing, visit her website and blog then connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and her Amazon Author Page.