Indie Advent Calendar Day 5

M.P. Tonnesen – Desert Skies, Rebel Souls


Hello and happy December!

My name is Michelle Tonnesen and I write under M.P. Tonnesen. I was born in Denmark, but grew up in a multicultural family and have lived in Brussels, London, the Irish Sea and the Middle East. This summer I moved to sunny Spain with my family in search of new adventures.

Words and playing with them have always been a great interest of mine. I learned to read and write at the age of four and I haven’t stopped since 😉

I write contemporary and women’s fiction with an adventurous travel twist, a touch of feminism and a healthy dash of romance. My books are inspired by my experiences working, living and travelling around the world.

I also write business and lifestyle articles for magazines.

I enjoy reading and telling good stories, travelling and eating dark chocolate.


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I am delighted and honoured to be a part of this fabulous event. Happy Christmas and happy reading, fellow book lovers

About the Book: Desert Skies, Rebel Souls

A journey into the unknown. A rebellion against family, culture and society. A love against all odds.

From Scandinavia to the Middle East, a young woman travels to discover herself and finds a world of passion and history, war and peace. A whirlwind romance takes a dramatic turn, leaving Olivia caught between countries, belonging nowhere, and with the love of her life in danger far away.

From the award-winning author of The Cosmopolitan Islander comes an uplifting tale of adventure, conflict and reconciliation that never shies away from brutal reality, yet sparkles with the sheer love of life.

Desert Skies, Rebel Souls is a bittersweet coming-of-age story set under the desert sky against the backdrop of music and key events of the nineties – to be enjoyed by adventurous globetrotters and readers longing to escape.

Awarded the Readers’ Favorite Five Stars Seal of Excellence.

Shortlisted for the BooksGoSocial Readers’ Choice Award 2017. 

Available as paperback from Amazon and select bookshops, as well as e-book from all major online retailers:

Desert Skies, Rebel Souls is only £/$/€ 0.99 at all online retailers this month!

Amazon UK

Amazon US

All other online retailers

Watch the thrilling book trailer right here:


Excerpt from Desert Skies, Rebel Souls

Mangos. She noticed the skilful way in which he was able to peel and dissect them with ease. A local guy seated at one of the white plastic tables. He looked like a solitary rock with his well-built frame and dark, crew-cut hair shining in the sun, lounging by himself withdrawn from the crowd.

“Want some?” His voice was a distinct melange of gentle and rough, the outcome husky and sexy.

“Excuse me?”

“Want some mango?” He gestured at the ripe, yellow flesh on the frayed piece of tissue in front of him. “You’ve been staring at it for a while, so thought I’d better offer you a piece.” He had a mischievous smile on his lips. She suddenly felt self-conscious, caught in the act of observing him. Still, her curiosity was too piqued to decline his offer.

“Yes, actually. Would love some, thank you.” She put a stray lock of hair behind her ear as she got up from the grass. “We don’t get a lot of mangos where I’m from.”

“Where is that then?” His accent was alluring. The throaty Hebrew hint to the American English which seemed to be the standard for young people here.

She bit into the wet piece of fruit. The juice ran down her chin and hands, making it impossible for her to carry on the conversation in a civilised manner. Her eyes caught his and they both chuckled.


She was distracted by the tanned flesh he exposed under his white T-shirt as he leaned over to hand her a tissue. Nice abs.

“Pretty messy this mango stuff.”

“Life is messy.” He shrugged, flexing one eyebrow. “I’m Chaim. Life in Hebrew.”

“I guess you know what you’re talking about then.” She winked and immediately regretted it. She swallowed and steadied her jittery legs. “I’m Olivia.” She tasted his name in her mouth briefly, then let out a small laugh as the unexpected connection dawned on her. “Liv actually means life in Danish! What are the odds?”

“Huh, is that so? Well, it’s nice to meet you, Olivia from Denmark.” He nodded with a smile as he leaned back. She could feel his eyes on her half-naked body, discreetly taking her in. She got an inexplicable fluttering sensation in her stomach.

Copyright © M.P. Tonnesen 2017

Kim M Watt – Yule Be Sorry




A festive tale of kidnapping, explosions, & stolen turkeys….

One should never meddle in the affairs of dragons, but someone has been doing just that. They’ve been making imitation dragon scale baubles that are nothing short of lethal, and kidnapping delivery drivers all over the Yorkshire Dales. They’ve also been leaving behind some distinctly dragon-ish traces.

Beaufort Scales, High Lord of the Cloverly Dragons, is hot on the trail – or would be, if he wasn’t having certain political problems at home. That leaves Alice and Miriam to track down the real culprits, rescue the hostages, and salvage Mortimer’s bauble reputation, all while misleading the police regarding the of existence of dragons, and hopefully without being blown up by unexpectedly aggressive Christmas decorations in the process. Luckily they have the full resources of the Toot Hansell Women’s Institute at their disposal. They’ll need it.

And then there’s the small question of who stole all the Christmas turkeys…

Dragons, the Women’s Institute, and one very suspicious cat. What could possibly go wrong?

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Hi! My name is Jenny, Jen for my closest friends. I am a book dragon from the Philippines, and I’ve been reading books since I was young. I started blogging just last November 2017. My content is mostly about my books shenanigans: reviews, blog tours, book tags, and book cover reveals.

Just like I said, I started reading when I was young. But the books I read was actually the stories on textbooks that my older siblings had. They were all in my mother tongue, so it was easy for me to understand. I became a wide reader during my high school days. I didn’t have money to buy new books, so I usually borrowed books from my friends or go to used bookstores near our home.

Most of my friends are not readers, so it’s quite difficult for me to share my thoughts with them lest they will get bored. When I discovered book blogs, I got inspired and I know that I have to make one so that I can also share my thoughts and passion to people who have the same interest as mine.

I know that I’m still new in book blogging and I have a long way to go in this community. I am excited to experience and discover more things on this journey.




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