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Monday 12 October 2015

❏☀ Triangulating Bliss: Mystique of Living [1] - Janelle Jalbert

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Triangulating Bliss, a Contemporary Paranormal Women’s Fiction novel by (, Synchron8 Publishing, 339 pages).

This is the first book in the The Mystique of Living series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below, as well as our Q&A with author Janelle Jalbert.   Read the first three chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Author Janelle Jalbert will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

Synopsis | Teaser | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


Beyond a single door, lies many forms of Bliss...
Are you ready?

A struggling veteran reads about the mysterious death of a local athlete and wants to learn more. He meets the owner of the business linked to the crime and discovers others have “disappeared”.

All stories include a man with dark hair, blue eyes, and a strong jaw.

Then, it’s his turn.

The mysterious forces at Bliss change everything. What brought them all to Bliss is not as it appears and their lives are powerfully interconnected across space and time.

Triangulating Bliss includes an abbreviated Reader’s Guide.
The Companion Guide, The Backdoor to Bliss, is also available with an expanded author Q&A, more discussion questions, an expanded author Q&A, deleted scenes, the story behind the creation of Triangulating Bliss and much more.

10% of all proceeds from the novel and 100% of proceeds from the Companion Guide will go to funding children’s wishes as part of the Bliss Challenge.

The “Bliss Challenge” is an effort to take the spirit of the novel’s beloved character, Lois, and help make wishes come true. Selections are based on reader votes for their favorite characters: Los Angeles for Greg, Henri, and Mikel; Chicago for Lois; Charlotte for Jen; and New York for Richard. The goal is to grant at least one wish for a child in the winning city based on funds raised from the novel and guide.

Teaser: Excerpt

Greg opened the backdoor to Bliss. He forced himself to stop thinking about how the name of the place made him think of a day spa rather than a barbeque joint. The tell-tale wood smoke greeted him, causing his stomach to growl and suspending his thoughts about the name of the place. Musical chimes sounded above the door as Greg’s eyes adjusted from the glare of the fall sun to the darkened interior.

Figures, he thought. Why wouldn't there be chimes at a place called Bliss?

Once his eyes adjusted, the bar area didn't seem to be out of the ordinary. Greg stopped at the partition just inside the door. It was covered with a list of sayings:
Follow Your Bliss
Happiness Is an Inside Job
Be Careful What You Wish For
There's No Better Time to Claim the Future You Want Than Now
A half-laugh escaped him. He thought it was a menu board at first and the philosophizing caught him off guard. Still, the final statement hit close to home, and he took a deep breath.

Greg headed to the long black bar. A smaller party room was to the right with about a dozen tables to the left. It had the feel of a contemporary jazz club or maybe a speakeasy. Beyond the tables, bright daylight streamed into the lounge from a passage between the front diner area and the bar. No creepy Twilight Zone feeling here, he thought.

Two muted, flat screen TVs hung on either side of the wood shelves stocked with bottles of all sizes. He eyed the taps and sports coverage while surveying the place. Though there were no windows in the back area, yet it didn't feel claustrophobic. Between the lighting, mirrors and glass, there was elegance to the place that radiated a different type of light. Poster-sized black and white pictures hung on the walls, showing the history of the place. Greg guessed they were from the 1940's. Smaller pictures of patrons and notable artifacts related to "Our Place" dotted the walls. Greg knew from his early research that Our Place was the name of the restaurant until a few years earlier.

Greg settled in, still getting a sense of the place, when a woman with graying dark hair approached him. Though he talked with Lois on the phone, this was the first time he saw her. She was not remarkably tall, but definitely commanded the bar and carried herself in a way that betrayed her real age. She had a look of knowing, or maybe it was just cheer that she had a customer on a dead afternoon.

Triangulating Bliss - available NOW!

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About the Author

Janelle Jalbert has ghostwritten 15 nonfiction books on topics ranging from productivity, money management, marketing, cooking, and relationships.  She also worked as a copywriter for some of the biggest online names and worked as a motorsports reporter covering NASCAR.

Jalbert enjoys bringing stories to life that celebrate the magic in everyday living.

To learn more about her current and upcoming releases and promotions visit

Jalbert currently lives in Southern California, though she regularly returns to her second home in North Carolina when her pack of pups grants her a vacation.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

Enter to win a $20 Amazon/BN GC – a Rafflecopter giveaway
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a Rafflecopter giveaway

31/07/2015 - Cover Reveal Giveaway

Enter to win a $20 Amazon/BN GC – a Rafflecopter giveaway
Remember to comment to win!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow Triangulating Bliss's tour at:

Sep 21: Independent Authors
Sep 28: Christine Young
Oct 5: Danita Minnis
Oct 12: BooksChatter
Oct 19: Unabridged Andra's
Oct 26: The Reading Addict
Nov 2: Two Ends of the Pen
Nov 9: Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
Nov 16: Archaeolibrarian - I dig good books!
Nov 23: Booklover Sue
Nov 30: Teatime and Books
Dec 7: Long and Short Reviews

31/07/2015: Triangulating Bliss's Cover Reveal:

1: Unabridged Andra's
2: LibriAmoriMiei
3: Archaeolibrarian - I dig good books!
4: Independent Authors
5: BooksChatter
6: Undercover Book Reviews ✍
7: LittlePinkCrayon
8: Blog of author Jacey Holbrand
9: The Blog of C.R. Moss
10: Room With Books
11: SolaFide Self-Publishing and Book Blog
12: Romorror Fan Girl
13: Shelf Full of Books
14: Andi's Book Reviews
15: Readeropolis
16: Author CA Milson
17: Megan Morgan
18: Wake Up Your Wild Side
19: The Snarkology
20: StarAngels Reviews
21: CBY Book Club
22: Writer Wonderland
23: Two Ends of the Pen
24: Long and Short Reviews
25: Natural Bri - Pursuits of Life ✍


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for helping my "Bliss Baby" get introduced to the world!

Stormy Vixen said...

Enjoyed the interview and the excerpt, sounds like a really good book, thanks for sharing!