Blog Tour Stop! I Asked the Wind by Valerie Nifora

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Synopsis for I Asked the Wind

I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry is a journey into romance, love and loss through poetry. The poems published in this collection span over 15 years of writing. Often starting with short rhythmic patterns, each poem’s lyrical tone is filled with inspired words to express the deep emotion experienced in the intricacies of romance.

Handwritten in a journal and hidden away until this publication, the poems chronicle the journey into and out of love. Written in three parts, the book enables the reader to transverse the intensity of romantic love, from the first moment of falling in love, to the intense pain of heartbreak.

Beautiful and powerful in its lyrical and simple verse, the reader is immediately immersed in a world of sensuality, passion, desire, and innocence; all woven together into a tapestry of human emotion. Each poem transports the reader to a story through the art of poetry. Drawing on natural elements such as the sun, sand, wind and moon, this collection explores the light and darkness of romantic love, leaving the reader questioning if love was ever real at all

Review for I Asked the Wind

What better way to promote a poetry love book than on Valentine’s?  I love poetry.  And anyone who has been in love, has been through heartbreak as well (well, pretty much everyone).  I love the way the poems have been written.  So fluid.  So real.  Please, pick up the book, and get lost in the contents!

About Valerie

Valerie Nifora was born and raised in New York to Greek immigrant parents. For over twenty years, Valerie was Marketing Communications Leader for a Fortune 50. She served as a ghost writer for several executives and has executed award-winning campaigns using her special gift as a storyteller to inspire. Her first book is a collection of romantic poetry that explores innocence, sensuality, passion, desire, heartbreak and loss through the lens of her personal experience spanning over 15 years. Her beautiful and powerful voice immediately calls forth a time of leather-bound books and invites the reader to find a comfortable chair and begin their journey through the powerful human emotion of love. Valerie holds a B.A. in Communications from Emerson College and an M.B.A. from Fordham University. She is married and a mother of two amazing sons.

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Release Blitz! Puck Performance by Alley Ciz

*ALL books available FREE on KU!!!

I love anything hockey . . .

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Synopsis for Power Play Book #1

Hockey players are off limits especially … if they’re on your brothers’ team.
The last time Jordan did that, it ended in disaster.
It was easy to promise her brothers she’d never date another one of their teammates again.
Until she meets Jake.
The spark she feels when she spends time with him makes her promise harder and harder to keep.
Surely her brothers would understand breaking this promise if it means following her heart.
Wouldn’t they?

Never sleep with a teammate’s sister.
This is the universal rule of athletes everywhere.
Until he meets Jordan. As soon as Jake sets eyes on her, he wants her.
The goalie’s job is to see missed shots and failed opportunities on the ice.
This is one shot he’s not going to miss, no matter what obstacles get in his way.

POWER PLAY is a flirty, swoon worthy sexy rom-com and the first book in the BTU Alumni series. It can be read as a stand alone. If you like hockey boys, sarcastic friends, matchmaking K9’s, too-cute-to-handle kindergarteners, fierce heroines and swoony hot as puck Alpha heroes, then you want to get to know these cast of characters. One puck head and a HEA guaranteed.

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Synopsis for Tap Out Book #2

What would you do if you came face-to-face with your celebrity crush?

Rocky Steele is surrounded by professional athletes.
It’s her job.
As a physical therapist in a world renowned gym, she works with the best of the best, from hockey players to MMA fighters. Celebrity status does not impress her. Nor do big, strong men in peak physical condition.
Nope.
When it comes to her job, she’s one hundred percent professional.

Enter Gage James.

Her celebrity crush.
And the newest fighter to train in her gym.
Where it will be her job to put her hands on every inch of the six foot seven two hundred and sixty pounds of utter Alpha male perfection.
She’s got this….Maybe.

Gage ‘The Kraken’ James is the reigning MMA Heavyweight Champion.When he walks into The Steele Maker for the first time, it’s like he’s hit with a one-two punch to the chest in the form of a certain raven haired firecracker.
His coach’s daughter.
His physical therapist.
His every waking thought.

He’s in for the fight of his life.
The stakes are higher… outside the octagon.
Time to release The Kraken.

GAME ON.

TAP OUT is the second book in the BTU Alumni Series and can be read as a stand-alone. All your favourites return as a new cast of characters joins in on the fun. Prepare for major #squadgoals as you get your first peek inside The Coven. This book features a hella sexy UFC champ, feisty besties, the most awesome coffee house ever, and a heroine who can fight her own battles thank you very much. Time to touch gloves, HEA guaranteed.

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Synopsis for Sweet Victory Book #3

Holly Vanderbuilt is running.

From her past, her present, her future—everything.
Baking is her only solace. Cookies, cakes, ingredients coming together, they make sense.
A professional fighter walking into her kitchen? Not so much.

Vince Steele is focused on his future.

The next fight.
The next win.
Nothing else matters except feeling the weight of the Light Heavyweight belt around his waist.
Until Holly.

He has what it takes to win the belt. But will Holly’s past prove to be an opponent he can’t beat?
He’s never backed down from a fight.
He wasn’t going to start now, not when winning Holly’s heart could be the sweetestvictory of all.

SWEET VICTORY is the third book in the BTU Alumni series and can be read as a stand-alone. This book features a Christmas-loving hot mess of a baker, an alpha-dirty-talking MMA fighter, and the best group of friends ever (even if they don’t know how to mind their own business). HEA guaranteed—being on Santa’s Nice List…not so much.

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Synopsis for Puck Performance Book #4

All’s fair in love and potatoes

Melody Brightly
Broadway Star.
Pink hair.
A smile that hits me harder than a slap shot.
Terrible taste in hockey teams.
Full of secrets.
The one woman I fail to defend my heart against

Jase Donnelly
Defenseman.
Charming.
Sexy as puck.
Makes my hormones give a standing ovation.
The one guy I can never be with, but can’t stay away from
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Our sexy as puck hero may have helped name The Coven but he’s about to meet his match in PUCK PERFORMANCE—BTU Alumni #4. He might exaggerate so much he’ll end up in the sin bin and there’s a chance she’ll burst into song, but they’ll have you laughing and speaking in shouty capitals. No potatoes were harmed in this HEA-guaranteed interconnected stand-alone.

Review for Puck Performance

I said it earlier, and I will say it again . . . I love anything hockey!  I guarantee you that I will never turn down anything hockey.  Alley Ciz’s BTU Alumni Series is my second series about romance and sports.  The guys are just hhhhooooooooot.  BUT, you don’t have just hockey, oh no! You have MMA and UFC . . . HEEELLLLOOO! Of course, hockey is my number one, so I am being a little biased lol.  If you love the sports, and you love the . . . Love, check out Alley’s series, and you won’t be disappointed.

About Alley

Alley Ciz is an indie author of Contemporary/New Adult, Rom-Com, Sports Romances.
She’s a stay at home mom to 3 amazing and crazy mini royals, a 95lb lab, and let’s face it on some days her hubby is her 4th kid… But to be fair she totally loves him a lot.
When she’s not corralling her crazy mini royals she can be found writing the stories the voices in her head tell her. Caffeine is a staple in her daily diet since she does most of her writing late at night when the rest of her house is asleep, usually with her trusty dog Buke (short for Beukeboom reluctantly named after a NY Ranger even though she’s a NJ Devils fan all the way. Is it any surprise she writes sports romances?
Pizza and mac-n-cheese are major food groups and she is a proud Potterhead and superhero buff.
She is a complete romance junkie and can always be found reading or listening to a book.

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