GIVEAWAY! ONE WEEK ONLY! FOOL For BOOKS GIVEAWAY HOP!

ENTER NOW! THIS GIVEAWAY HOP RUNS FOR ONLY ONE WEEK! END APRIL 7TH!  Presented by Book Hounds & I  Am a Reader, Not a Writer  ONE WINNER WILL RECEIVE 1 PHYSICAL COPY OF EACH BOOK OFFERED BELOW (Sorry! U.S./CAN ONLY)! CONGRATS TO BRANDI D. THE WINNER!  What Better time of the year to bring attention to all things Jewish!?! This has also been made into a movie!    http://www.donaldjamesparker.com/theUnexpectedBarMitzvahMovie.aspx   THE UNEXPECTED BAR MITZVAH by DONALD JAMES PARKER Two twelve-year-old boys become embroiled in a 2000-year-old-war. Paul Douglas is a bright, passionate twelve-year-old Christian whose goal is be a missionary to the world, especially to the Jewish and Native American people. The rubber meets the road for his aspirations when a Jewish family moves in next door and Paul has the opportunity for hands on experience. As a result, he gets into trouble with his father for investigating the baptism of the Holy Spirit, a doctrine their church strongly disputes. Abraham Maslow is a twelve-year-old Jewish boy whose father instructs him how to combat the proselytizing of Christian missionaries. After a tough economic situation forces the Maslow family to relocate to an area in which no other Jewish people live, Abe’s…

Zoe & Zak and the Ghost Leopard by Lars Guignard
Young Adult Books / March 31, 2015

  ZOE & ZAK and the Ghost Leopard by Lars Guignard Synopsis per Goodread: Imagine you’re totally lost in a strange city with no idea where you are and no way home. Now imagine that elephants and snake charmers start telling you that you’ve been chosen to save the world. Would you even believe them? What would you do? Zoe Guire isn’t sure. Having that elephant talk to her was really weird, and, as a rule, Zoe doesn’t do weird. Except the thing is, when Zoe goes along on her mom’s business trip to India, things get very weird, very quickly. Soon after she arrives, Zoe finds herself tagging alongside a kid named Zak, lost in a crazy city, with no money and no way home. And those are the least of Zoe’s troubles. Because if she’s to believe the scary-looking snake charmer guy sitting in the corner, she and Zak have been chosen — chosen to protect some kind of mythical animal called the Ghost Leopard from who knows what. Now, the further they get into the mountains, the more crazily impossible things get. Carpets fly and statues talk and if either Zoe or Zak want to make it…

COVER REVEAL FOR ‘AWAKEN’ by KATIE KACVINSKY!
Young Adult Books / March 29, 2015

Welcome to the cover reveal of AWAKEN!! Presented by GCR Book Tours Published May 23rd 2011 by HMH Books for Young Readers SYNOPSIS: Maddie lives in a world where everything is done on the computer. Whether it’s to go to school or on a date, people don’t venture out of their home. There’s really no need. For the most part, Maddie’s okay with the solitary, digital life—until she meets Justin. Justin likes being with people. He enjoys the physical closeness of face-to-face interactions. People aren’t meant to be alone, he tells her. Suddenly, Maddie feels something awakening inside her—a feeling that maybe there is a different, better way to live. But with society and her parents telling her otherwise, Maddie is going to have to learn to stand up for herself if she wants to change the path her life is taking. In this not-so-brave new world, two young people struggle to carve out their own space.  Katie Kacvinsky writes teen and new adult fiction novels published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Her books have been nominated for YALSA awards, and First Comes Love was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. She currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin. She owes most…

The Outstanding ‘Gallagher’s Pride’ by MK McClintock – Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 28, 2015

  She was a on a quest of discovery. He was on a quest for revenge. Together they would discover a second chance. Brenna Cameron travels from Scotland after losing someone she loves in search of family she didn’t know existed. Alone now in the world, Brenna makes an arduous journey, following the trail of discovery to Briarwood, Montana. Here she meets Ethan Gallagher, and the rest of the Gallagher clan. Only with their help is she able to discover lost family, heal old wounds and embark on a treacherous confrontation with a man who destroyed her family. As head of the Gallagher clan, Ethan has more than enough to occupy his thoughts and time-he didn’t need the complication of Brenna Cameron and he certainly didn’t need the trouble that came with her. Ethan takes on the unwanted duty of self-appointed protector to the headstrong Scot, only to discover there is such a thing as second chances and more to life than revenge My Review: Gallagher’s Pride is a dynamite beginning to what is proving to be an outstanding family saga! The reader is captivated from the first page! There is never a boring or “slow” moment in this first book…

A Cover Reveal & Giveaway for a Stacey Nash’s ‘Wait’!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 28, 2015

These sound like very interesting YA books. Series: Oxley College #2 Release date:  April 20th 2015 Purchase: Amazon | iBooks | B&N | Kobo   Synopsis via Goodreads: Jordan Hays knows just how precious life is; that’s why he has his own mapped out. He’ll work to pay his way through university while he studies hard, regardless of the constant distractions. Because when it comes to becoming a nurse, he’s deadly serious. He won’t fail to save someone again.   But Hex Penton is way too similar to the sister he lost, and even though the only thing more fun than stupid dares is the crazy girl who sets them, Jordan needs to make a choice. Hex believes every moment is important; every opportunity must be taken, because you never know when the world will be yanked out from underneath you. With the foundations he’s based his life on shaken, Jordan must discover what’s more important: making sure Hex’s life isn’t wasted, or remembering how to live his.    IT’S TIME TO PLAY TRUTH OR DARE. ~Other books in this series~  Series: Oxley College #1 Release date: February 23rd 2015 Purchase: Amazon | Kobo | B&N | iBooks    Synopsis via Goodreads: Olivia Dean has the perfect reputation, the perfect…

‘Tika the Glass Jar’ by Tricia Chinn Campbell – Book Review by LAWonder10
Children's Books / March 27, 2015

Tika is a glass jar (aka a “glassie”) whose dream is to one day be recycled into a medicine bottle. In our world, that would be equivalent to becoming a nurse or doctor. Tika’s story is not an instruction manual on how to recycle. It’s simply the world she’s born into. Her story parallels our human world by touching on her personal dream and above all else, gently infuses social-emotional concepts that our children may deal with (self-esteem, self-worth and encouragement). MY REVIEW: This is a great book to introduce recycling to the very young! Cherizar Graham has done an excellent job in creating an expressive, colorful and entertaining illustrations! This is a great “early reader” for ages three to eight years of age. It would be a wonderful book for the Summer Reading Programs! My Review of this Book gives it a Five Stars rating. *I was sent this book in exchange for an honest review, of which I have given. PLEASE PURCHASE THIS BOOK FROM AMAZON HERE. [raw] [/raw]

‘The Neighbor’ by Robert Moore (a great man) – Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 27, 2015

  I NEED TO POINT OUT, ROBERT MOORE IS ONE OF THE MANY PATIENT AUTHORS WHO HAS WAITED A VERY LONG TIME FOR A REVIEW. I HAVE HAD A SOAP OPERA TYPE OF NIGHTMARISH TWO YEARS. I HAD TO MOSTLY PUT MY PERSONAL REVIEW SHELVES ON HOLD OFF AN ON. I MUST LET ALL MY READERS KNOW WHAT INCREDIBLY PATIENT, FORGIVING AUTHORS THESE MEN AND WOMEN ARE! EXCEPT FOR TWO “CHRISTIAN” AUTHORS, ALL THE REST HAVE BEEN VERY TOLERANT AND UNDERSTANDING. IT IS SO GREAT THERE ARE MORE GREAT INDIVIDUALS THAN THOSE WHO AREN’T! The Neighbor by Robert Moore Bachelor Bryan Wilson thinks he is in control when he decides to purchase a home in an upscale Morganton, North Carolina neighborhood. He has it all: a nice home, a great job, and the prospect of dating whomever he wants. Little does he know that the “”perfect life”” comes with its own trials and tribulations. MY REVIEW: This is a great story of individuals in a fairly small community. What is a seemingly stable, peaceful community soon changes. This is written in a style causing the reader to view it almost as a movie script. It lacks emotion and connection, yet…

Jo Richardson’s Cookie Cutter Book Blitz & Giveaway!
Adult Books / March 25, 2015

 Welcome to Jo Richardson’s Cookie Cutter Book Blitz & Giveaway! Read about this and be sure to enter the Giveaway, too!    NA Romantic Comedy, Cookie Cutter. Check out the teaser below presented by IFB  Tours   Release Date: March 23, 2015 Publisher: Little Bird Publishing  Purchase: Amazon ON SALE for $0.99 for a limited time!  Synopsis via GOODREADS: Iris Alden and Carter Blackwood couldn’t be more different. Change-averse Iris likes her life neat and organized, while Carter’s itchy feet mean he doesn’t plan to stay in the same place for long.   When Carter moves into the house across the street from Iris, to renovate it, she fights the disruption it causes in her life. Before long, though, it’s not simply the house Carter’s rebuilding, but Iris’s heart, too. Excerpt  (Iris Alden POV) “What are you doing here?” It’s Carter freaking Blackwood. Of course. He smiles that ridiculously bright, white smile of his and lets out a soft snicker. “I’m fixing a floor for a friend, what are you doing here?” It’s completely obvious what I’m doing here, seeing as I’m carrying two huge trays of sugar cookies in my arms. “A friend? You just moved in. How do you…

The Tour Continues for Bound By Spells by Stormy Smith! Don’t Miss This Review by New Staff Member Raineereviews!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 24, 2015

Hi! I am Angie at Raineereviews . As a new member of Staff, appease me by reading my Review on Amazon of Bound By Duty. Below is my Review of Bound by Spells! This Book Review Tour is presented by…   Aidan Montgomery hadn’t been prepared for Amelia Bradbury to walk in and then out of his life. He also hadn’t expected to find the powerful magic hidden deep within him for the last nineteen years, but he’s embracing it — finding more control and more answers every day. Now, with the help of Amelia’s best friend, Bethany, Aidan is on a quest to understand his destiny and find Amelia. Amelia decided to stand by her duty, which meant walking away from her first chance at love. Trapped in Cresthaven at the Queen’s mercy, she spends her days with Micah — an ally she still holds at arm’s length — struggling to manage her heartbreak while keeping her mind focused on the task at hand. As she continues to unlock the secrets of the Keeper power, Queen Julia’s true motives reveal themselves, forcing Amelia to decide, yet again, how much she’s willing to sacrifice. Will Aidan get to Amelia before…

The Cake House’ by Latifah Salom, My Interview with her, My Book Review + Book Giveaway on this site! (ends 4/07/2015)
Adult Books / March 23, 2015

This is a Tragedy/Suspense tale with a surprise twist, My Review & Interview with Latifah + Giveaway (below) on this site presented by the The Knopf Doubleday Group. Rosaura Douglas’s father shot himself after her mother left him . . . or at least that’s the story everyone is telling. Now her mother has remarried and Rosie is trapped in “The Cake House,” a garish pink edifice in the hills of Los Angeles that’s a far cry from the cramped apartment where she grew up. It’s also the house where her father died—a fact that everyone else who lives there, including her mother, Dahlia, and her mysteriously wealthy stepfather, Claude, want to forget. Soon, however, her father’s ghost appears, sometimes in a dark window, sometimes in the house’s lush garden, but always with warnings that Claude is not to be trusted. And as the ghost becomes increasingly violent—and the secrets of her family’s past come to light—Rosie must finally face the truth behind the losses and lies that have torn her life apart. BUZZ ABOUT THE BOOK “The Cake House is a gem of a novel: a mystery wrapped in a cloak of family dysfunction with subtle Shakespearean trim. . ….

‘LET’S BUILD’ by SUE FLIESS – BOOK REVIEW by LAWonder10
Children's Books / March 23, 2015

 Let’s build . . . a fort! Grab a pencil, draw the plans. We’ll construct it with our hands. Dad and son hit the hardware store. And then they start to build! Raise the walls up, hoist that beam. Real construction takes a team! When they’re all done, they’ll have the coolest fort ever! MY REVIEW: Let’s build is a fun book full of humor! It is especially perfect for Dad to read to a son. It will help acquaint the child to objects needed to build. The illustrations are done colorfully an well defined by Moko Sakamoto.  This quality 10 inch square hardcover book is a perfect size for summer reading groups, too. There are a few places the objects need to specifically be pointed out by the reader to the child. The other problem is,.. I hope the child does not feel this can be accomplished in a day! It takes much more planning and time. My Review of this book offers a Four and a Half Stars rating. *This book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review, of which I have given.

MARCH Into SPRING BLOG HOP & GIVEAWAYS GALORE!!

Welcome to the 3rd Annual March Into Spring Giveaway Hop! SPRING IS NEARLY HERE! WHAT BETTER WAY TO BEGIN THAN WITH THIS AMAZING BLOG HOP? This hop is hosted by The Review Wire and features blogs all offering some great prizes to help kick off spring! After entering my giveaway “flutter” by the other blogs on the list to see what other “blossoming” prizes are in store. Also, make sure to “March” over and enter to win an Opus Pillow from Novosbed over at The Review Wire, a retail value of $139! I Have TWO Great Books (Sorry, This will be US/CA Winners Only)… One Hard Copy of ‘The Unsurrendered’ by Joyce Shaughnessy  & One Paperback Copy of the Recently Released ‘The Healer’ by Gregg Luke. Both are Tremendously Talented Authors! Synopsis: Jacob, an American secret agent, and Carla, a Filipina, fall in love in Manila before the Japanese attack the Philippines. After Corregidor, they travel to Mindanao to join other Filipino-American guerrilla partisans fighting behind Japanese lines. When Jacob is captured by the Japanese and taken to Manila, it is Carla who must fight for his freedom and face the devastation of the Manila Massacre alone. Joyce is happily…

‘While it Lasts’ by Paige Rion & GIVEAWAY! + ‘Written on Her Heart’ & My Review of Both (Book 1 &2 of Callaway Cove)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 21, 2015

  Join us for this tour and the Goodreads Giveaway at the end of this posting. Also, read My Review of ‘Written on her Heart’  in addition to My Review on ‘While it Lasts’. This tour is presented by WHILE IT LASTS by PAIGE RION  A loan shark that doesn’t bite? Rachel Beaumont discovers her mother’s gambling debt has put their family in danger of losing their money and social status. It’s up to Rachel to do anything to maintain the lifestyle she’s accustomed to–including hunting down her mother’s debtor. But the green-eyed, dark-haired, hunk known as Rex Greene matches none of the stereotypes of a loan shark. Her spur-of-the-moment plan to make him fall in love with her is a dangerous roll of the dice. FBI agent Colton McCabe arrived at Callaway Cove with one motive. Play the part of Rex Greene and gather evidence in the Beaumont racketeering case. He never anticipated the involvement of the subject’s beautiful daughter, Rachel. Not only is she unexpected in every way, but she may just be the one to crack the case. Or his heart. In this second installment of the Callaway Cove series, WHILE IT LASTS delivers a sweet romance,…

Dawn of Destiny by Lee Stephen Book Tour & Giveaway! – Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 20, 2015

Join me with the review of this amazing book! I loved it better than Star Wars!   Presented by Book Description: Some men go to war for the glory. Some men go to war to escape. For Scott Remington, war is entirely different. It is a belief. It is a calling. It is a destiny. Leaving everything behind—his fiancée, his future, his life—he embarks on a mission of faith into a battle he can barely understand. This is his story. This is his war. This is only the beginning. Audiobook Description: The Dawn of Destiny audiobook project is a full adaptation of the first book in the Epic series. It’s not your typical “audiobook,” even though technically that’s what it is. When people hear “audiobook,” there’s a certain type of thing that usually comes to mind. Most likely it’s the thought of someone reading a book to them, occasionally with music playing in the background. This isn’t that. What you’re going to hear in this project, is more of an audio “experience,” the audio equivalent of a summer blockbuster movie. Over thirty voice actors played a role in this. This is ear-splitting sound effects, bombastic music, and characters shouting back…

Interview With Sharon Skretting Author of ‘The Ultimate Treasure Quest I: The Jewel of Peru (Volume 1)’!
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / March 19, 2015

 I am excited to Introduce Author Sharon Skretting and her First Book in ‘The Ultimate Treasure’ Series!  1. Sharon, you were born in Alberta, Canada. What other places have you lived? What was/is your favorite place? Why?  I’m afraid I can’t weave any tales of grandeur about the many fascinating places I’ve lived.  I’ve been an Alberta girl my whole life.  Though I’ve traveled different places including Vancouver, Toronto, Oregon, down the coast to Santa Barbara, Anaheim, and San Diego. I’ve seen the Grand Canyon, Utah, Vegas, Yellow National Park, and spent some time in Nashville, Tennessee.  Of these, my favorite was Nashville. My daughter received a music scholarship to attend Belmont University so we went a few times to help her settle in.  The green wooded landscape was beautiful, and we found the people there warm and inviting, met new friends and love, love, loved the music! Nashville reminded us a lot of home, but still, I’m a girl from the prairie and probably wouldn’t trade the big blue sky and our Rocky Mountains for anything in the world…. Well, maybe tropical would be nice. LOL! I totally understand, however, I lived in the Philippines and still prefer the…

GET “LUCKY”! Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop ! (U.S./CAN) & (INTERNATIONAL)

GET “LUCKY” WITH THIS BLOG’S GIVEAWAY! YES, ANOTHER GREAT GIVEAWAY HOP ! I have 3 books opportunity for U.S./Can and International Giveaway! This Hop is presented by   THE WINNERS ARE: BRANDI D. (International) & EMILY E. (Us/Can)! CONGRATS to BOTH of You!  The Tale of Lucia Grandi: The Early Years by Susan Speranza Synopsis: When an old woman is asked to tell the story of her life, she tells is an intense and poignant tale about growing up in and surviving an irrational, warring suburban family during the 1950s and 60s. The narrative is told from Lucia’s perspective as the second child where she and her siblings are caught in the middle of a lifelong war between her mother, Ruth, an overbearing, unhappy homemaker, and her father, Leonard, a manipulative, sometimes violent New York City cop. Lucia is the silent, thoughtful eyewitness to her parents’ constant and sometimes life-threatening battle. The story is told as a memoir; each chapter describes a particular incident in Lucia’s life which shows the constant struggle between her parents and the perverse effect it has on her and her siblings. From her complicated and unwanted birth, to her witnessing a suicide at age 3,…

Murder At Tophouse by Clair M. Poulson Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY!
Adult Books / March 18, 2015

I Invite All to Meet Talented Author, Claire M. Poulson – if you aren’t  already familiar with him! Presented by Covenant Communications, Inc. MURDER AT TOPHOUSE by CLAIR M. POULSON SYNOPSIS per Goodreads:  Officer Mike Denton can’t shake the feeling that something isn’t right. Since the shooting that nearly killed him, Mike has attempted to piece his life back together. Just when he thought things were starting to look up, false allegations leveled by his partner, Cal Granberg, have led to his suspension, and Mike begins to suspect that Cal may have played a role in the deadly attack. He has only one clue: a conversation he was never meant to hear involving guns in New Zealand. Suspicious that he may have stumbled on an illegal gun trafficking plot, Mike sees his suspension as an opportunity to conduct an independent investigation into the shady actions of his ex-partner. He prepares for a month-long vacation to New Zealand to find the proof that would clear his good name but what he couldn’t prepare for his lovely young New Zealander Skylie Yates, a woman with her own troubles. A dangerous enemy believes that Skylie is the key to finding a hidden fortune….

Meet Angela of Raineereviews! She is a new Reviewer on my Blog!

I AM VERY PLEASED AND ANXIOUS TO INTRODUCE YOU TO A NEW REVIEWER ON STAFF! 1. Angela, tell us a little about yourself: i.e. where you grew up, how many siblings, a few favorite childhood memories, etc. Hi! My name is Angie Coates.  I was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV and have always been grateful for  the fun environment that I was blessed to be raised in. I am the 4th of 8 children – 5 girls and 3 boys. Being part of such a large family I never wanted for a friend.  I was very close to all my siblings and enjoyed being with them as well as other friends.  We spent a lot of time being outdoors thanks to all the sunshine and warmth in Vegas.  We could get to so many fun places in just a half hour or 45 min so we spent fun times cliff diving and boating with friends at Lake Mead and rock climbing and camping at nearby Mt Charleston, Red Rock, and Valley of Fire.  I also always enjoyed skating, biking, dancing and most sports and was found being a part of one of those activities just about every day….

‘DONKEY’S KITE’ Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY (ends 4/17/2015)!
Children's Books / March 18, 2015

 HOW FUN IS THIS!?! This is a delightful duo of children’s books! Raineereviews gets to do her first review on my site!    Book Tour presented by Book Description for The Three Little Horses and the Big Bully Donkey (Book 1): A tale (based on the “Three Little Pigs”) about three little horse brothers who suddenly lose their house that is destroyed by a fire. The young horses are totally alone and thrust into the reality of having to depend on themselves and each other against a bully donkey, who wanders the forest wrecking homes and bullying the other animals. This warm-hearted tale promotes strong values and has a fun premise. Written and humorously illustrated in vivid color throughout by Liana-Melissa Allen, the story is a proven winner for reading aloud to children.  RAINEEREVIEWS: The first book, the Three little Horses and the Big Bully Donkey, was a fun version of the story of the Three little pigs only 3 horses instead of pigs and a donkey instead of the Big Bad Wolf.  After a disaster, the horses are forced to go and build another home. They decide it is time for each to build their own homes. They proceed to…

Attention All LDS Readers! Please take this short Quiz!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 18, 2015

This Quiz is part of a promotion for Covenant’s new book, ‘Courtships of the Prophets’! Please assist us in this endeavor. It will be FUN! If you have any problems with the quiz on my site below there  is an additional link you can click. Powered by Interact  https://quiz.tryinteract.com/#/Covenantlds/1 THANK YOU!

‘Touched up’ Book Review Tour + My Interview With Leo Dufresne!
Adult Books / March 17, 2015

If you would like to read something different from the “norm”, the be sure to read Touched up. My review Follows the Synopsis. This Tour is presented by Worldwind Virtual Book Tours Touched Up by Leo Dufresne Synopsis No one should smile before the sun rises. On the happiness scale, content is about as good as you can get to in these dark hours. I wake early most every morning because content works for me. Since becoming the father of two, this tiny portion of the day is all the me-time I have left. If people were honest, which they mostly aren’t, I think they would admit to wanting more time alone. It’s 5:47 AM and I’m sitting quietly in the kitchen, where there are no responsibilities, no guilt, and no unmet expectations. Simply silence. Mitch Pederson, a forty-something executive in the high-tech world, made no allowance for blackmail in his comprehensive plans to ascend to the top of an electronics company. His carefully ordered world quickly unravels into a chaos that threatens everything he cares about. As he puts the pieces of his life back together he discovers something about himself that is much more than the sum of…

‘GOING FOR KONA’ by PAMELA FAGAN HUTCHINS – Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 16, 2015

USA Best Book Award Winner (Fiction: Cross Genre Finalist) SYNOPSIS PER GOODREADS: When her husband is killed in a hit-and-run bicycling accident, it takes all of Michele Lopez Hanson’s strength not to burrow into their bed for the rest of her life. But their kids need her, and she promised herself she’d do the Kona Ironman Triathlon in Adrian’s honor, and someone seems to be stalking her family, so she slogs through the pain to keep herself on track. Her dangerously delirious training sessions become a link between her and Adrian, and she discovers that if she keeps moving fast enough to fly, she can hold onto her husband—even as she loses her grip on herself and faces her biggest threat yet. MY REVIEW: Going for Kona is a stirring, tender, yet suspenseful tale of true love, grief and  one woman’s determination against all odds! Working together as authors on a Best Seller Book of participating in Triathlons as a couple, Michele and Adrian’s “fairytale” life is cut short by Adrian’s death. Was it really an accident? Many additional challenges which are devastating, but Michele is determined to honor Adrian by participating and completing the Kona Triathlon on her own…even…

Book Highlight & Giveaway for SLUMBER by Christy Sloat! Slumber is a Young Adult Fantasy novel.
Young Adult Books / March 16, 2015

Title: Slumber  Author: Christy Sloat Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Not all princesses get their happily ever after… They tell me I killed my boyfriend Phillip in cold blood. I stabbed him twenty one times. I’m only seventeen years old, and I am serving life in Spindle Ridge Asylum for the Criminally Insane. I don’t remember killing him, so it’s really hard to believe I’m capable of murder. In fact I don’t remember anything before I came to Spindle Ridge, not even my boyfriend. I can only grasp onto my realistic dreams while the madness of the asylum threatens to pull me under. I dream I’m a beautiful princess and there is an evil faerie named Maleficent who is bent on my destruction. The dreams are the closest thing I have to memories of my life, except they aren’t real. I’m crazy. I’m not a princess.  They’re the mad illusions of an irrational teenage girl, right? They’ve assigned me a new doctor, and she says I can trust her, and that she’ll help me see the truth of who I really am. When she arrived she brought a new patient, Sawyer, who is everything Spindle Ridge isn’t: exciting, mysterious and beautiful….

GRAND FINALE & Giveaway for the Celtic Tour for ‘The Cloak’ by Sarah Jennings. This is a YA Christian Romantic Suspense/Fantasy!
Young Adult Books / March 16, 2015

What perfect timing! Celtic books fit perfectly with this week’s celebration of St. Patrick’s Day! It is clean, Christian, and it sounds wonderful! A themed tour through Prism Book Tours. We’re blitzing the Grand Finale for THE CELTIC TOUR for The Cloak By Sarah Jennings Did you miss any of the tour? If so, go back and check it out now: Launch What do you hope readers take with them when they read your book? Of course, I hope they want to hear more stories, but as for a takeaway it’s my desire that readers are able to connect with Kellan and close the book feeling encouraged. My Love for Reading Keeps Growing – Excerpt Later that evening, with everyone’s attention on the dying king, Kellan managed to sneak out of her room. Her objective was to find Osma and Master Hewitt and get out before anyone reported her missing. The place was just huge, and she didn’t know where to start. I Am A Reader – The Deer’s Cry The McKensie family in The Cloak is depicted as being Spirit-filled. It’s a regular part of their lives, as it was for many in the early church and as it…

‘Slumber’ by Christy Sloat book blitz & GIVEAWAY!
Young Adult Books / March 15, 2015

This sounds like a great “Clean Read” for YA. Presented by YA Reads Tours Slumber by Christy Sloat Genre: YA Fantasy  SYNOPSIS: Not all princesses get their happily ever after… They tell me I killed my boyfriend Phillip in cold blood. I stabbed him twenty one times. I’m only seventeen years old, and I am serving life in Spindle Ridge Asylum for the Criminally Insane. I don’t remember killing him, so it’s really hard to believe I’m capable of murder. In fact I don’t remember anything before I came to Spindle Ridge, not even my boyfriend. I can only grasp onto my realistic dreams while the madness of the asylum threatens to pull me under. I dream I’m a beautiful princess and there is an evil faerie named Maleficent who is bent on my destruction. The dreams are the closest thing I have to memories of my life, except they aren’t real. I’m crazy. I’m not a princess. They’re the mad illusions of an irrational teenage girl, right? They’ve assigned me a new doctor, and she says I can trust her, and that she’ll help me see the truth of who I really am. When she arrived she brought a…

‘Reality Natalie’ by Kate Sparks Book Blitz Tour – Book Review by LAWonder10
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / March 15, 2015

   This is a perfectly “clean read” for older elementary aged girls or younger YA! This Review Tour is presented by the Fabulous     REALITY NATALIE by KATE SPARKS Synopsis via Goodreads: CAMERAS ROLLING…ACTION! The most popular kids’ TV show, Kidz Konnection, decides to hold auditions for a guest host spot, and the show’s BIGGEST fan decides to audition. [Cue Natalie Greyson] Eleven-year-old Natalie is determined to overcome her habit of turning into a tongue-tied, air ball burping, runny-nose disaster whenever something embarrassing happens in front of an audience so she can audition for the coveted role. As the show’s biggest fan, no one could possibly deserve it more than her. Except a giant obstacle stands in her way: her parents, who deny her permission, think she is too young to be on TV. To make matters even worse, Natalie’s naturally talented best friend, Kailyn, decides to audition too, and will stop at nothing to win – like lying during a practice session and tearing up their friendship pact. With their friendship suddenly in question, Natalie turns to her blog, In A “Nat” Shell, to vent her frustrations about Kailyn’s spiteful actions, but Natalie’s emotional outpouring and lies only…

GRAND FINALE BLITZ & GIVEAWAY for The Sweet Romance Tour for Rough Edges by Kimberly Krey!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 13, 2015

After reading about this “clean” romance, presented by Prism Tours, enter the Giveaway below on my site!! On tour with Pristm Book Tours. It’s the Grand Finale for THE SWEET ROMANCE TOUR: Rough Edges by Kimberly Krey Did you miss any of the sweet EXCLUSIVE CONTENT from this tour? If you did, go back and learn more about this book and series now! Brooke Blogs – Excerpt Their eyes met once more, and a shot of heat flooded his chest like a liquid bolt of lightening, forcing his pulse to rush. “I’ve missed you,” he blurted. Her eyes widened in response, and Braden wondered if he’d been too bold. He’d hardly meant to speak it. It’d been more of a thought. A longing, really. Pieces of Whimsy – Braden’s Workshop I thought it might be fun to take a look at Braden’s workshop, or at least the way I picture it… (Photo Details ID 11628233 © Gleb Semenov | Dreamstime.com http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photos-workplace-carpenter-image11628233) Beck Valley Books – The Second Chances Series Now for a peek into the rest of the Second Chances Series: Rough Edges  (Second Chances #1) by Kimberly Krey Paperbook & ebook, 322 Pages January 23rd 2015 Rough Edges starts…

Interview With Gregg Luke! Be sure to Visit March Into Spring Blog Hop For a Chance to win his new Book!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 13, 2015

Join me in my Interview with a very talented writer, Gregg Luke,  and enter the March into Spring Blog Hop for a chance to win his new release of ! 1. Gregg, you were raised in California. How many siblings did you have and what are some favorite childhood memories? My family is as follows: Lemar, Diane, Kathi, Gregg, Kirk. We had a close-knit family with lots of great memories. Many of my favorites are outings at the various beaches in Santa Barbara: swimming, body surfing, building sand castles, exploring tide pools, etc. My older brother and I used to compete in sand castle building contests. My sister and I shared a deep love of music. And my younger brother and I got into more mischief than I care to admit. I had a pretty great childhood. WOW! It does sound ideal! 2. You had a wide variety of favorite subjects. In what ways did your upbringing help cultivate these interests within you? Relate what they were for the reader’s benefit. You have to remember that I was raised well before the electronic generation. Our greatest family purchase was a color TV my dad got to watch the Apollo moon…

Bound by Duty by Stormy Smith – Book Review by LAWonder10
Young Adult Books / March 13, 2015

This is a prequel to the Bound By Spells Tour coming March 23rd! You will not want to miss reading either one! BOUND BY DUTY by STORMY SMITH Amelia grew up in a world of half-truths. She knows she’s an Elder but has no idea what that means. Her father reminds her daily that she must maintain control but he refuses to explain why. Even worse, she’s betrothed to the prince of the Immortals and she doesn’t even know his name. Finally breaking free to live a few normal years at a community college, the last thing Amelia expects is to find her best friend in a cheeky Southern girl and to fall for a self-assured human who sees her for who she is and not what she’ll be. As she learns more about herself, Amelia realizes the line between love and duty is a thin one. As her power continues to increase exponentially and her questions are slowly answered, Amelia must make the ultimate choice. The question is, will her head or her heart win the battle? My Review: Bound by Duty is a captivating, intriguing tale of magic! This unique story was very well-written, keeping the reader’s attention…

Heart of Gold Book Review Tour and GIVEAWAY!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 12, 2015

  I LOVED this book!  I invite you read about this book and follow this tour.   presented by Covenant Communications, Inc.    Ashlyn Carter feels as brittle as the lifeless roses that border her new house. A year after the tragic death of her husband, the young widow discovers a horrifying secret. Heartbroken and humiliated, she resolved that no one could ever know. Now, back in her hometown with her three-year-old daughter, she’s ready for a fresh start. But Ashlyn is unprepared to find that an embarrassing memory, buried deep in her past, is about to resurface. . . Ryan Anderson was the last person Ashlyn expected to see. After the unexpected kiss they d shared years earlier, she assumed she’d never see him again. Though she tries to avoid him at all costs, Ashlyn finds herself running into her former flame far more often than she’d like. Between her uncomfortable history with Ryan and the series of well-meaning suitors pursuing her, Ashlyn finds herself disenchanted with dating altogether. Yet as she and Ryan slowly become reacquainted, she feels her resolve to avoid a relationship slipping. But when moving forward with Ryan means revealing the secrets he’s worked so…

Book Review Blitz: The Aesir Kids by James & Charlotte Goldin
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / March 11, 2015

This is a Super Neat Fantasy Story! This Book Review Blitz is presented by About the Book: The Title: The Aesir Kids by  James Grant Golden & Charlotte Golden | Publication Date: May, 2013 | Publisher: Basilisk Books | Pages: 384 | Recommended Ages: 8 to 12 Book Description: They’re the children of the Norse gods, with incredible strength, magical weapons and monsters for pets. They’ve got problems with school, bullies, family issues and attacks by giants. And when Asgard, the home of the gods, is threatened with utter destruction, it’s up to the children of Thor, Sif, Loki, Freya, Balder…along with some very extraordinary friends…to save it. THE AESIR KIDS tells the story of… THRUD, the pre-teen daughter of Thor, who has to balance fighting trolls and giants with her after-school job waiting tables at Valhalla… FIRE, young master of flame, the son of the three mysterious Norns and perhaps the key to saving the Nine Worlds… MAGNI AND MODI, Thrud’s younger brothers, whose strength is matched only by their knack for getting into trouble… ULL, the greatest skier of the gods…except for, maybe, SKADE, the four-year-old goddess of skiing… TJALFI, the human boy who can run like the…

PRE-RELEASE EVENT for BOUND BY SPELLS by Stormy Smith + $50. Giveaway!
Young Adult Books / March 11, 2015

    Get ready for the Pre-Release of Bound by Spells the sequel to Bound by Duty! This is an awesome must reads for YA & For the Young at Heart! To Sweeten the deal, you can get them BOTH on Sale! That is not all!!! Enter to win a $50. Amazon Gift Card!  This Tour is presented by We’re getting excited about the release of BOUND BY SPELLS by Stormy Smith! Check out the teasers and giveaway below! BOUND BY SPELLS (Bound 2) by Stormy Smith Mature YA Paranormal Romance Release: March 19, 2015 Goodreads Blurb: Aidan Montgomery hadn’t been prepared for Amelia Bradbury to walk in and then out of his life. He also hadn’t expected to find the powerful magic hidden deep within him for the last nineteen years, but he’s embracing it — finding more control and more answers every day. Now, with the help of Amelia’s best friend, Bethany, Aidan is on a quest to understand his destiny and find Amelia. Amelia decided to stand by her duty, which meant walking away from her first chance at love. Trapped in Cresthaven at the Queen’s mercy, she spends her days with Micah — an ally she still…

“Snowed In” Blitz & GIVEAWAY!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 9, 2015

Bad weather should quit soon! Join in with “Snowed In” Book Blitz presented by Month9Books, Tantrum Books, and Swoon Romance with Giveaway Spring is just around the corner, but for some of us, the cold and snow is still coming on strong! Month9Books, Tantrum Books, and Swoon Romance have put together a list of titles that would make a great “snow day’ read. These should help keep you warm and cozy during the cold, “wintry” nights. Why these specific titles? We’ve let the authors of the these books do the talking… Happy Reading! Looking to escape the winter tundra? Then snuggle up with Effortless With You! Lizzy Charles, a Minnesotan author, is an expert at surviving winter. She wrote the book to escape negative forty degree temps and four feet of snow, so it’s got everything needed get out of your winter funk. Sunshine? Check. Pools? Check. Hot guys? Check. Check. Check. A sweet romance that’ll sweep you off your feet and take you to hilltops during sunsets? Check! Effortless With You will warm your heart with a story about courage, beauty, confidence, and real love. Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo School is out and Lucy is ready…

The Empty Cup by Suzanne Costigan blog tour
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 7, 2015

   This is a book with a sensitive subject but an excellent one for parents to share with teenagers.   This Tour is presented by…  Title: Empty Cup  Author: Suzanne Costigan Publication date: November 3, 2014 Publisher: Rebelight Publishing Inc. Synopsis: Mom’s new boyfriend is creepy. On the night of her seventeenth birthday, Raven finds out he isn’t just creepy, he’s dangerous. He leaves Raven broken and bleeding, but Mom blames her for what happened. She kicks Raven out of the house with nothing but a blanket to protect her from a frigid winter night. Alone. Devastated. Abandoned. As Raven struggles with the aftermath of the ultimate betrayal, she seeks solace in her imagination and a teacher who seems to understand her situation. She ultimately discovers that her world won’t change if she relies upon someone else to do it. Real change begins within. MY REVIEW: This is a Book with a sensitive subject of which parents may want to read and discuss it with their Teens. There are a couple of sexual situations, but not explicit. The book is very well written and is sure to leave an impact on all who read it. It is heartrending to believe…

RELEASE DAY BLAST & Giveaway for FLIRTING WITH LOVE by Clara Stone !
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 6, 2015

This sounds like an sizzling read for older YA and Adults.   Presented by… We’re celebrating the release of Flirting with Love by Clara Stone! Check out the excerpt and giveaway below!  Title: Flirting with Love        Author: Clara Stone Age Group: Mature YA   Genre: Contemporary Romance    Goodreads SYNOPSIS: Hudson and Blake Lovelly lead a charmed life—successful careers, loving family, beautiful home. Now, on the eve of their daughter’s birth, they’re counting their blessings. Life wasn’t always so generous . . . Fifteen years ago, seventeen-year-old Blake Voss walked into Cranbrook Preparatory High to participate in the school year’s most-prestigious debate competition. She never expected to fall for the pretentious, golden-haired boy on the opposing debate team, and he never expected to be ensnared by the quick-witted prankster with a heart of gold. Their mutual love for joking pretense soon leads them to pull their biggest prank yet–pretending to be in love. But when danger threatens, Hudson can’t conceal his growing affection. He’ll do anything to be with Blake, even if it means risking his heart to protect her. They didn’t plan for their friendship to grow into a love story. But sometimes, all it takes is a little Hope. This powerful companion to Forever…

‘He Knows My Name’ Video Review Tour Presented by Covenant Communications, Inc. & More!

  I Hope My Non-Christian Friends Will Bear With Me This Next Month as I Review/Interview Those Books & Authors of a Religious Nature. I Will Still Be Reviewing/Interviewing Others as well, Along With a Few Wonderful Blog Hops and Other Giveaways! Be Sure to Check My Blog Daily & Enter All the Giveaways as well.!!   He Knows my Name from Ron Brough – A John Lyde film Screenplay by Sally Meyer Little Rebekah is fascinated by the man her neighbors know as Jesus, and she wants to hear all He has to say. But her mother, Sarah, wants Rebekah to keep her distance from the man some call Master and others label a heretic. Sarah has heard rumors that some factions wish to harm Jesus of Nazareth. But Rebekah is persistent, and one day she brings Jesus home to meet her mother and grandfather a simple act that will forever change all their lives. My Review: What better way to prepare for the Easter Season than with this outstanding and touching video of “He Knows My Name’! The time setting was in the last days of Jesus’ life on earth. It depicts a main point of the Savior,…

‘Exile’ by G.G. Vandagriff -Book Review by LAWonder10 . Check out the other Giveaways and Hops now Running!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 3, 2015

  G.G. Vandagriff has done it again! Check out er newest release of ‘Exile’!  It is 1938, and Austria has just fallen to the Nazis. Amalia von Schoenenburg’s husband, Rudolf, has been murdered before her eyes. Fleeing to Switzerland with a message for Mr. Winston Churchill, she is accompanied by her two sons and Dr. Andrzej Zaleski, the man she has loved heart and soul since before the Great War. As this little band of exiles struggles to complete its vital mission, Amalia struggles with grief and guilt. She loved her husband and raised two children with him, but how can she deny the passion that has existed, hidden away—the passion of a lifetime? MY REVIEW: ‘The Last Waltz’ and now, the recently released ‘Exile’, are sure to become classics! Although Exile is written to be a “stand-alone” one is cheating oneself if the ‘Last Waltz ‘ is not read first! It will take a little more than the average time but it is so worth it!…Plus they are both very “clean”!! As a “stand-alone” this is still a very entertaining tale. G.G. Vandagriff has put the effort into research and has built a viable story based on facts. If…

Kimberly Readnour ‘Visions’ Blog Tour, My Review & Interview + Giveaway
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 3, 2015

This is a Truly Intriguing Tale and I am certain YA will especially enjoy this series.. Presented by VISIONS by Kimberly Readnour Series: The Mystical Encounter #1 Release date: December 6th 2014 Synopsis via Goodreads: “Since problems don’t exist in the euphoric world she envisions, my life will never measure up because it will always be problematic.” Heather Reiner isn’t your typical teenager. With abilities reaching far beyond the norm, she’s just beginning to discover the possibilities. Growing up different from her peers hasn’t been easy. From being ridiculed by classmates to her mother’s unwillingness to accept anything paranormal, life’s been rather difficult. At an attempt to escape their past, her mother moves them to another state. Heather soon realizes though, you can’t run from a problem that begins inside yourself. A guy from her new school, Barry, is captivated the first time he sees her. Determined to know her better, he soon learns her layers of complication run deep. With persistence, he chips away at her shield until each protective layer starts unveiling itself. Heather wants a chance at an ordinary life, one where her abilities remain hidden. But secrets never stay hidden forever. They have a way of…

‘Once Again’ by Deborah Heal Book Review Tour & Giveaway + My Review & Interview with her!!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 2, 2015

  I am delighted to participate in this Book Tour by the very talented Deborah Heal. Be sure to read about her intriguing new series, My Review, and Interview with Deborah! Once Again by Deborah Heal Merrideth Randall’s day job is teaching history at McKendree College. But after hours she turns to her first love, historical research. And she has a tool other historians can only dream of—a computer program that rewinds time!  Merrideth makes a virtual visit to the 1780s, hoping to be the first to locate Fort Piggot. Along the way, she gets a first-hand look at the lives of the courageous pioneers of the Illinois Country, who withstood Indian attacks, hardship, and loneliness to settle the rich land. One of the settlers is James Garretson, who risks his life to take the Gospel to the very tribe that wreaked havoc on his family. Merrideth is amazed that he could forgive a crime so huge. Hero or fool, James Garretson is the ancestor of her colleague Brett, a physics professor at McKendree College. With her findings, Merrideth is able to help Brett with his genealogy, but she can’t tell him everything she learned—like that he inherited his black…