‘A Stranger’s Secret’ by Laurie Alice Eakes – Book Review by Ridenthewave
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 31, 2015

Synopsis Per Goodreads: As a grieving widow, Morwenna only wants to make a life for herself and her young son at her murdered husband s estate. Until an unconscious man washes up on her shore, entangling her in a web of mysteries that threatens everything she holds dear. Still grieving the loss of her husband, Morwenna Penvenan fills her days preserving her son s heritage: the dilapidated estate his father left them. But all attempts at restoration are thwarted when she is accused of deliberately causing ships to crash on her shore in order to steal their cargo. While seeking clues to the true culprits, she finds an unconscious man wearing a medallion with the Penvenan crest enameled upon it. Upon learning of his father s death, David pursues answers to the many questions left in his father s wake: Why was his father in Cornwall when he said he would be in Scotland? Why did he die in possession of a medallion belonging to a prominent Cornwall family? Why did his father take money from the family s ship-building business? And why did someone kill him? Only after waking up at the Penvenan estate under Morwenna s care do…

Splash Into Summer $250. Cash Giveaway! Enter here! (ends 6/20/15)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 31, 2015

Start your Summer of Right by entering to win some extra cash! I am excited to once again participate in one of these inspired Cash Giveaways! This Giveaway Tour is sponsored by the fantastic… inspired by Kathy Splash Into Summer $250 Cash          Giveaway! June 1st to 20th An Amazing Group of Authors & Bloggers have joined with me to bring you 1 fabulous prize!! Start your summer with a Splash! We’re giving away $250 in Paypal Cash. Sponsor List I Am A Reader Krysten Lindsay Hager, Author Heather Gray, Author The Lovely Books Erin Richards The Page Unbound Stacy Claflin, Author Sylvie Fox Beth Yarnall Serena Clarke LeahSay’s Views Unshelfish The Discerning Reader Kimber Leigh Wheaton Raven Haired Girl Author Deb Atwood Mel’s Shelves Julie Coulter Bellon Books R Us Author Ednah Walters Aubrey Wynne: Romantasy Through the Ages Author Pauline Creeden Bella Street’s Time Travel Romance Bonnie Blythe Pure Romance Simple Wyrdings Glistering Bs Blog Ann Swann Suspense & More Lise McClendon – Author Bunny Reviews Tamara Gill Diana’s Book Reviews lori’s reading corner Laurisa White Reyes Kelly’s Lucky You Leisure Reads Home Is Where the Wine Is Book Blog Walking on Bookshelves DS Venetta – MG Garden Adventure…

‘Blood Kin’ by M. J. Scott – book review by LAWonder10
Adult Books / May 31, 2015

Imagine a city divided. A city where human and Fae magic rests uneasily next to the vampire Blood and the shape-shifting Beasts. A city where a fragile peace is brokered by a treaty that set the laws for all four races…a treaty that is faltering day by day. I didn’t plan on becoming a thief and a spy. But options are limited for the half-breed daughter of a Fae lord. My father abandoned me but at least I inherited some of his magic, and my skills with charms and glamors mean that few are as good at uncovering secrets others wish to hide. Right now the city has many secrets. And those who seek them pay so well… I never expected to stumble across a Templar Knight in my part of the city. Guy DuCaine is sworn to duty and honor and loyalty—all the things I’m not. I may have aroused more than his suspicion but he belongs to the Order and the human world. So when treachery and violence spill threaten both our worlds, learning to trust each other might be the only thing that saves us. But even if a spy and a holy knight can work together,…

Between the Lines Book Review Tour & Giveaway!(ends 6/7/15)

This is a truly great book, written as a nostalgia. Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to be coordinating a Blog Tour for the middle grade book, “Between the Lines” by Claudia Whitsitt from May 18 to 31, 2015. About the Book Title: Between the Lines | Author: Claudia Whitsitt | Publication Date: March, 2015 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 318 | Recommended Ages: 9+ Summary: Between the Lines tells the story of three girls who become friends during the racially-charged aftermath of the 1967 Detroit Riots. Hattie Percha is crushed when the riots start on her tenth birthday, and when she must move away from her treasured childhood home and friends, attending public school for the first time, she’s afraid her life is over. Then, she meets Beverly Jo Nichols, her first black friend, and Crackers, a fearless tomboy. Despite opposition from Hattie’s mother and a racist teacher, the unlikely friends join forces. As the self-proclaimed Dream Girls, they challenge bigotry and intolerance, willing to do whatever it takes to hold onto what’s most precious to them all, their friendship. PLEASE BUY THIS BOOK FROM AMAZON HERE. [raw] [/raw]   Amazon (US) * Amazon (UK) * Amazon (CA)  * B&N…

“Mighty Miracles’ by Breanna Olaveson – Review by Raineereviews!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 30, 2015

RAINEEREVIEWS did this review, but I cannot wait to review this myself! This was an amazing man… Assistant to Senator Smoot, a Lawyer, a Mission President (prior & during WWII) & an Apostle of the LDS Church. I grew up listening to recorded tapes of his talks – he was a favorite of many including my mother. I never became bored listening to his wisdom and experiences. Synopsis per Goodreads: We do have miracles today beyond imagination . . . What kinds of miracles do we have? All kinds revelations, visions, tongues, healings, special guidance and direction, evil spirits cast out. Where are they recorded? In the records of the Church, in journals, in news and magazine articles and in the minds and memories of many people. ~President Spencer W. Kimball Elder Matthew Cowley witnessed and participated in countless miracles throughout his storied life. As an Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, from 1945 until his death in 1953, Matthew was among the most spiritually powerful and well-known of the Lord’s servants. In this compilation of vignettes, taken from personal journals and correspondence, as well as the treasured memories of those who knew him best, the…

‘Circling the Runway’Book Tour & Giveaway W/Guest Post & My Review!
Adult Books / May 29, 2015

THIS IS NOT A FASHION RUNWAY BUT AN AIRPLANE ONE! IT IS A MYSTERY BUT NOT ABOUT AIRPLANES, EITHER! WELCOME TO THIS BOOK TOUR/GIVEAWAY Circling the Runway by J.L. Abramo on Tour April 20th – May 31st, 2015  Genre: Mystery PI Published by: Down & Out Books Publication Date: April 19, 2015 Number of Pages: 260 ISBN: 978-1937495879 Series: Jake Diamond Mysteries, Book 4 Synopsis: Private Investigator Jacob Diamond and San Francisco Detective Sergeant Roxton Johnson are famous for not getting along. Cats and dogs. Oil and water. Liston and Ali. Jake and Rocky. When an assistant district attorney is murdered in his high-rise apartment building, and Johnson suspects his lieutenant may have something to do with it, he can think of no one else to turn to for help—no one he can trust except Jake Diamond. If the mismatched duo can avoid stepping on each other’s toes long enough—they may be able to stop circling the runway and land on the villain’s doorstep. Lieutenant Laura Lopez, Detective Ray Boyle, Joey Clams, Vinnie Strings and Darlene Roman are all back in the first new Jake Diamond escapade since Counting to Infinity. MY REVIEW: Although this is #4 in the Jake…

‘Beyond Suspicion’ Review & Book Tour & Giveaway! (ends 6/2/15)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 28, 2015

Welcome to Beyond Suspicion Book Tour & GIVEAWAY, Plus, MY REVIEW! on Tour May 1-31, 2015 Beyond Suspicion by Catherine A. Winn Book Details: Genre: YA Mystery Published by: The Poisoned Pencil YA Imprint of Poisoned Pen Press Publication Date: May 5, 2015 Number of Pages: 220 ISBN: 9781929345106 Trade Paperback | 9781929345113 E-book Synopsis: Fifteen year old Shelby Palmer becomes a person of interest in the disappearance and kidnapping of her infant half-brother, Josh. After hours of questioning, an angry detective confronts her with a copy of her text messages and, to her horror, twists their meanings. He points out how she had a fight with her stepfather and hates him. She can’t stand babysitting her little brother so her stepfather will be sorry he made her miss a party. Then an hour after Shelby storms out of the house with the baby, Josh gets conveniently kidnapped. Disbelieved about being stalked by a couple in a white van, hounded by national and local media on the street outside her home, and hated by the kids who she thought were friends, Shelby knows if Josh is to be rescued she’s going to have to do it. So begins Shelby’s race…

The Keeper by Jessica Crawford Vernold – Book Review by Raineereviews
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 27, 2015

Be Sure to Read the Synopsis & RaineeReviews Review!  The Keeper is young adult paranormal romance set in old Rye Wilderness in Manatee County Florida. Sixteen year old Kaylee Carmichael has had a rough year with the loss of her best friend in a horrible accident. Things don’t get any easier when her family relocates to southern Florida on an old plantation. She doesn’t make friends easily but she doesn’t need them; she has her horses,her family and her memories of Cassie. But when strange things start happening in the house and on the land and everyone (herself included) thinks she’s losing her mind, a friend may be exactly what she needs. That’s what she finds in Zeke. Zeke is golden and beautiful and everything Kaylee isn’t yet somehow he seems to be sent just for her; maybe even heaven sent. As the two delve into the mysteries of the plantation and explore the paranormal, Kaylee can’t help falling for him, but Zeke is hiding a dark secret that could change everything. And things only get more complicated when another strange boy comes into the picture and takes a special interest in Kaylee. What does he seem to know about…

Review/Interview/Giveaway ‘Life Outside the Box’ Book Tour!(ends 7/2/15)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 26, 2015

Welcome to this very interesting Book Tour presented by Book Description: Real Stories about Real People to Entertain, Inspire and Challenge You. Get inspired to step out of your box and into a world full of potential. From the corporate world, to the arts, to working with the disenfranchised – the message is clear. There is no such thing as a normal way to live your life and no one right solution to any problem. Selected from amongst over 100 interviews, the stories shared here open a window on the journeys of seven women and three men who have charted their own path, including Ruthie Davis – top U.S. luxury shoe designer and the winner of the 2014 AAFA Footwear Designer of the Year award – and Geir Ness whose perfume is a staple in Nordstrom, Disney World and on Disney Cruise Lines. Enjoy a glimpse behind the scenes into the unique ways these individuals chose to deal with life’s challenges and how they define success in their careers. MY REVIEW: This is an awe inspiring account of individual men and women, who overcame various overwhelming obstacles to become an enormous success in life. Marilyn R. Wilson presents her interviews…

Ghosts of July Book Blitz & Giveaway…presented by YAReads Tours!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 25, 2015

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY TO ALL IN THE U.S.! Ghosts of July by Megan Applegate Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24264766-ghosts-of-july Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Ghosts-July-Shamans-Divide-Book-ebook/dp/B00NRY3076 B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ghosts-of-july-megan-applegate/1120419947?ean=2940046197563 For fans of the Supernatural and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a new series about ancient evils that go bump in the night and a girl who isn’t afraid to put them in their place. July’s a recent transplant to the sleepy, creepy little town of Shades, Wyoming and finds herself on a crash course to the paranormal when the newly dead begin wandering the streets in search of answers…and only she can see them. Only Renn Hollingsworth, half-Shoshone and all trouble, believes her and holds what may be the key to saving not only themselves, but Shades as well. It’s an ancient society that guards the length of the Continental Divide, the source of all creation in the myths of many Native American tribes. An old-boys’ club that doesn’t welcome outsiders, July’s about to show them what a little girl from Denver can do when it comes to protecting the ones she loves. About the Author: Megan Applegate is the Amazon Bestselling Author of the Shamans of the Divides series—a young adult paranormal series steeped in high-stakes danger and Native…

I Hope You All Participated in the Giveaways Monday through Friday! Below is LAWonder10’s Review of another Memorial Story.
Adult Books / May 24, 2015

  In further commemoration of Memorial Day Weekend, here is a very good story with an amazing conclusion. Synopsis per Goodreads: The love of strong, faithful women really conquers all…especially when fate imprisons two Texas Navy pilots in one of the Vietnam War’s deadliest POW jungle camps. Childhood friends Andy Stevens and Wade Hamilton share the same dream of becoming fighter pilots. With tearful send-offs and ‘until death do us part’ promises from high school sweethearts, they finally turn their boyhood aspirations into reality when they are appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy. But their idyllic dreams quickly turn into their own Hell on Earth when they are captured as POWs and must fight to stay alive. Can the unwavering love of the women they leave behind and a fierce loyalty to their unconditional friendship, save their lives? MY REVIEW: This was an interesting account written as a memoir but, after searching, I discovered it to be a novel. The story is based on the time period of the nineteen sixties and early seventies. It is about an amazing friendship between two unlikely young men from 12 years of age on. It is also an incredible love story. The two…

ATTENTION: Hi All! I Am Told I Need To Restate my Instructions For My Blog Giveaways Please Bear with me while my site is being Re-Vamped!

 I ran across this great site I highly recommend to all this Memorial Weekend!  http://www.usmemorialday.org/   I HAVE BEEN INFORMED MY SITE IS CONFUSING FOR ENTRIES INTO MY GIVEAWAYS… A few weeks ago, WordPress did an update and in the process, my site was wiped out! I have had a family member help to reconstruc t it to what it is now. I am aware it is not as user friendly as it needs to be. I hope within the next few weeks to correct that. For now, go to the individual posts – beginning with Sunday – click on the individual posts… { Example: Rory, the Sixth book of “In the Company of Snipers” series and the final book being reviewed this week on this site. However, visit again tomorrow for a Spotlight of Taylor, Irish’s newly released book! Enter her giveaway on my site at the bottom of … Read More Posted on: 05-22-2015 Posted in: Adult Books, Children’s Books, Young Adult Books  } …Click on “Read More, read the post, then go to the bottom of the bottom of the article’s page for the Giveaways. (There is a daily giveaway – Monday to Friday), part YA/Adult & part…

Book 7 of ‘In The Company of Snipers’ series! If you haven’t entered the Giveaways, Go Back Through This Week’s Posts!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 23, 2015

  AS I AM ON THE LAST BOOK OF IRISH WINTER’S ‘IN THE COMPANY OF SNIPERS’ SERIES, I AM DELIGHTED TO THANK AMY DEL ROSSO AND IRISH WINTERS FOR TAKING PART IN THE HONORING OF OUR U.S. MILITARY WHETHER PRESENTLY ACTIVE OR NOT. ALL OF US WHO LIVE IN FREE COUNTRIES OWE A HUGE AMOUNT OF GRATITUDE, RESPECT & COMPASSION FOR THESES MEN AND WOMEN. Below is the Synopsis per Goodreads of ‘TAYLOR’ the Newest Release of Irish Winter’s Books!  He’s had enough… Stoic ex-Marine, Taylor Armstrong, survived his arrogant father, USMC General Michael Armstrong, and one too many deployments in Afghanistan. Battered and disillusioned with life, he’s built a wall to keep the world at bay. His rule is simple: a man can’t lose a friend he’s never made. It works—until an arrow rips into his chest and changes everything he knew about his father. His mother. Himself…. She’s never given up hope… Gracie Fox has loved Taylor since the fateful day he was ripped from her life as a four-year old. But he has no memory of her or his mother’s rich Native American heritage. Neither is he aware of the loving family that was forced to give…

Enter to Win One of the ‘In the Company of Strangers’ book of Your Choice!.. As my Blogversary/Memorial Day Tribute Continues!

  Rory, the Sixth book of “In the Company of Snipers” series and the final book being reviewed this week on this site. However, visit again tomorrow for a Spotlight of Taylor, Irish’s newly released book! Enter her giveaway on my site at the bottom of this page. The Winner has his/her choice of any of the SEVEN books published (including Taylor)! Also Check out Black Dad – White Dad by James Womack for an OUTSTANDING Non-fiction Military story in honor of those who have faithfully served for this pre-Memorial Day commemoration. ( http://www.rockinbookreviews.com/2014/06/26/the-phenominal-patriotic-black-dad-white-dad-the-james-womack-story-by-james-womack-anna-allen-book-reiew-by-lawonder10/) SYNOPSIS PER GOODREADS: Agent Rory Dennison is every woman’s dream. Tall, dark and Hollywood handsome, the ex-Marine scout sniper maintains a private life none of his teammates suspect. The TEAM is just a job. He intends to keep it that way—until assassins murder the father of the tiny Tibetan girl in his charge. Rory finds himself pulled into a world of mystery and intrigue when he and his companion agent, Ember Davis, are forced to flee with Nima Dawa. Too late he discovers Nima is not only destined to become the next Dalai Lama, but she has an unearthly gift of sight. She can see right through him….

Another Giveaway in Honor of Memorial & Blogversary Week! LAWonder’s Review of Connor & WW11 Youth Book!

I am 1/2 way through my Blogversary & Memorial Honoring all of those who have sacrificed for FREEDOMS for Self & for Others. Below are my Reviews of two great books and a GIVEAWAY for one. REMEMBER, If You Win The “Sniper” Giveaway, You GET YOUR CHOICE OF WHICH ONE You Want! Synopsis per Goddreads: Heartache hurts so much worse than gunshot… How many times can a man say he’s sorry? Connor Maher is about to find out. As if dogging the brutal Sonoran Cartel through sun-baked Utah isn’t tough enough, he’s come face to face with his worst nightmare. Diminutive ex-Marine spitfire, Isabella Ramos, has just three words to say to him: I. Hate. You. Like he hasn’t heard that before. Why was he the one who got to live? Izza only accepted the Utah operation because he’d be there. It’s time Connor knows the truth, but how can she trust him with her life much less the secret she’s come to share? He’s nothing but grief personified behind the guise of an blue-eyed, honorable man. Not until the cold-blooded SC dumps her and Connor in the farthest corner of the relentless Utah desert does she begin to realize…….

Two Great Entries Today! HARLEY the Sniper & Civil War Era Children’s/YA Book with GIVEAWAY!

   Harley is a very small example of PTDS most who served on front lines experiences. This is a devastating condition for individuals to deal with…Those on both sides of the issue. Also The Murder at Oaklands Mansion is during the Civil War era, PLUS, the Author’s Father  served his adult life in the Air Force! Read her Bio & My Interview with Her! At theend of our Interview is a GIVEAWAY for a physical copy of her new books!  Synopsis per Goodreads: Sometimes, only the heart remembers… He’s in the fight of his life… Suddenly back in Iraq, US Army Corporal Harley Mortimer searches for the men he left behind. He finds himself lost in a world where guilt never lets go and nothing seems real. Dead men talk and die over and over again. There is no peace or rest. Only war. Only despair. Only—didn’t he survive this exact scenario once before? And who the hell is Judy? She is a force to be reckoned with… Judy O’Brien’s future is planned and perfect until Harley, the man she intends to marry, goes missing. Mysteriously, Kelsey Stewart disappears the same day. He and Kelsey have a shared history, but…

This is a fun Army to learn about! ‘Arnold Ant’ by Alice Horwill – Book Review by LAWonder10!
Children's Books / May 19, 2015

Here is a different type of Army but Army Ant is definitely what he is! SYNOPSIS PER AMAZON: A delightfully illustrated story that is both entertaining and informative. Life in an ant colony is portrayed by Arnold Ant who is nearing the end of his life as the colony’s father and grandfather. The importance of positive behaviors are emphasized by the ordered hierarchy within the ants’ family. A story that engages a wide age range of children. MY REVIEW: This is a wonderfully educational book on the lifestyles of ants! The information is very thorough! (10 pages) The last part (32 pages) of the book has various learning activities for the child to do. This paperback book is of high quality. The illustrations done by Greg Carter are done very well, yet, simple. The flow of the information was interrupted a couple of times and the wording was done awkwardly. Other than that, I highly recommend this for parents and educators to use in teaching children ages 5 to 9! *I was sent this book in exchange for an honest review, of which I have given. PLEASE BUY THIS BOOK FROM AMAZON HERE. [raw] [/raw]

Win Free Books & Money! Memorial Day Tribute/Blogversary Continues!
Adult Books / May 19, 2015

If you didn’t catch my post on Sunday or Monday, please do. It is my 2nd Blogversary the end of this month, plus, I wanted to honor all those who serve/have served in the Military. Enter the $15. GIVEAWAY below! (ends 6/1/15) In the ‘In the Company of Snipers‘ series by Irish Winters, these men/women are teams of Snipers who are no longer in the Military. NOTE: For A Great Non-Fiction Book, I earnestly recommend ‘A Stone in a Sling’ by Scott A. Mecham:  http://www.rockinbookreviews.com/2014/05/08/a-true-story-of-stone-in-a-sling-a-soldiers-journey-by-major-ret-scott-a-meehan-book-review-by-lawonder10-join-me-in-two-days-for-my-interview-with-this-incredible-individual/   Synopsis per Goodreads: He just wants to play… Life is perfect for Zack Lennox. He’s got it made: fast car, fast women, and the best job on the planet – until he comes face to face with a tiny girl caught up in a child-smuggling ring. The moment he decides to rescue her, his perfect life of fun and games is at risk. He’s entered the world of the Black Dragon syndicate where evil men barter human flesh for cold hard cash. He just doesn’t know it yet. She’s on a mission… Life is anything but perfect for Mei Xing, a single mother searching for her kidnapped daughter, LiLi. When law enforcement proves worthless,…

CHECK THIS OUT! ’50 Things You Should Know About the First World War’!

    THIS IS AN AWESOME 80 PAGE ILLUSTRATED BOOK WITH FACTS ABOUT WORLD WAR 1 MOST ADULTS DO NOT KNOW. YOU MAY BE THE ONE TO WIN IT FREE! (U.S./Canada ONLY)(Giveaway ends 5/31/15) 50 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE FIRST WORLD WAR By JIM ELDRIDGE The story of the War, brought to life through illustrations, photographs, diaries, and newspaper reports. In this illustrated exploration of World War I, readers discover what caused the war and why it eventually affected every corner of the globe. The key battles, events, and figures are all explored and recounted in succinct and easy-to understand text while illustrations and photographs bring the past vividly back to life. MY REVIEW: This is an outstanding information book for any age! This illustrated book tells about the events leading up to World War 1, different battles, related weapons and equipment, plus, so much more! It is all mapped out so one can easily follow the places the war affected. The time period is brought to vivid life through pictures and diagrams. This gives one information up until post World War 1 and the treaties signed. It is a great information source for parents and educators alike! This…

Continuing with… A WEEK HONORING OUR MILITARY – Ending With a FEW Great Giveaways!

FOR A RECAP…. NOW, IN HONOR OF THOSE MILLIONS WHO NOT ONLY SERVED THEIR COUNTRY AND GAVE THEIR LIVES, I ALSO HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE HONORABLY SERVED AND RETURNED AFTER SUFFERING SO MUCH TRAGEDY AND TRAUMA! WE OWE OUR FREEDOM AND OPPORTUNITIES TO SUCCEED TO THEM! SO MANY HAVE RETURNED TO A SOCIETY WHO FAIL TO HONOR AND SHOW APPRECIATION TO THEM. IN AFFILIATION WITH AMY DEL ROSSO AND AUTHOR, IRISH WINTERS, I WILL BE SPOTLIGHTING & REVIEWING (either Me, Sabrina or Shauna) ONE OF IRISH WINTERS’ ‘IN THE COMPANY OF SNIPERS’ SERIES EACH DAY THIS WEEK, ENDING WITH A GIVEAWAY FOR A PHYSICAL COPY (U.S/CANADA) AND AN ECOPY (INTERNATIONAL) BY IRISH WINTERS! Although the group of characters are fictional, they are in honor of the men and women who have served in the military and use those skills to continue to serve. QUARTOUS PUBLISHERS ARE OFFERING TWO CHILDREN/YA EDUCATIONAL BOOKS OF 50 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE First WORLD WAR AND 50 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT  THE SECOND WORLD WAR TO TWO SEPARATE WINNERS!(U.S./CAN ONLY) ADDITIONALLY, MELINDA LYONS IS OFFERING A WINNER A FREE COPY OF HER NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK to U.S./Can RESIDENTS ONLY… STAY TUNED THIS…

JOIN ME FOR A WEEK HONORING OUR MILITARY – Ending With a FEW Great Giveaways!

HI, ALL! THE END OF MAY IS NOT ONLY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND IN THE U.S. BUT ALSO MY 2nd BLOGVERSARY! I HAVE LEARNED SO MANY PAINFUL LESSONS, AS WELL AS GAINED A LOT OF WONDERFUL ASSOCIATION WITH OTHER BLOGGERS, AUTHORS, PUBLISHERS, PUBLICISTS, PLUS, SEVERAL FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS! THE GOOD HAS FAR OUTWEIGHED THE BAD. I FEEL I AM A BETTER REVIEWER AND PERSON BY FAR THAN I WAS TWO YEARS AGO.  ALTHOUGH I AM GRIEVED BECAUSE OF MY HUGE BACKLOG, I HAVE DISCOVERED THERE ARE MANY MORE FORGIVING & KIND PEOPLE IN THE WORLD THAN NOT. I HAVE ONLY HAD A HANDFUL OF AUTHORS – OUT OF HUNDREDS – WHO HAVE NOT BEEN TOTALLY PATIENT AND UNDERSTANDING . I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND NOW THE DILEMMA OF AUTHORS IN GETTING THEIR WORDS READ, SO I HAVE HAD TO CUT WAY BACK, REEVALUATE, AND LEARN THE TRAUMATIC “NO” WORD! NOW, IN HONOR OF THOSE MILLIONS WHO NOT ONLY SERVED THEIR COUNTRY AND GAVE THEIR LIVES, I ALSO HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE HONORABLY SERVED AND RETURNED AFTER SUFFERING SO MUCH TRAGEDY AND TRAUMA! WE OWE OUR FREEDOM AND OPPORTUNITIES TO SUCCEED TO THEM! SO MANY HAVE RETURNED TO A SOCIETY WHO FAIL TO HONOR AND…

‘One Prince, Two Kingdoms Cover was Revealed now Read Rainee’s Review!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 16, 2015

My forehead’s throbbing. One minute this girl is yelling at me for giving up and the next, she’s laughing. Whiplash. I squint my eyes at Danielle and whisper with my lips firmly in place, “I will never give up.” Her voice is high and cheerful, “So what’s your plan?” Johnny Boggs is a teen with trouble to spare who has learned one thing in life – trust no one. Paranoia befriends him as he moves into his fifth foster home and discovers no one appears as they are, his dreams are not just dreams, and he is supposedly the Prince of Shamayim. On Johnny’s sixteenth birthday, fate requires him to leave the protection of this world but allows for him to choose to reign over the light or turn to the darkness. A vicious competition begins as two kingdoms fight for his loyalty while two beautiful girls, Danielle and Shay, fight for his attention. Time is running out; a decision must be made. Johnny finds it impossible to resist the beauty of his dreams, nor can he turn away from the one who has his heart. Footsteps enter my bedroom and approach my bunk. Not. Right. Now. I pretend to…

DIVERGENT (Movie) & LAWonder’s Review
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 16, 2015

  WOW! I REALLY LOVED THE ACTION AND PLAUSIBILITY OF THIS MOVIE STARRING SHAILENE WOODLEY & THEO JAMES! Synopsis per Amazon: Beatrice Pryor lives in a dystopian Chicago, which is divided into five factions devoted to different virtues. On a set day every year, sixteen-year-olds must select which faction they will devote the rest of their lives to. Beatrice must choose between staying with her family and being who she really is. Beatrice also has a secret, one she has been warned can mean death if exposed. Now, Beatrice All the supporting actors Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Kate Winslet, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Christian Madsen,Amy Newbold, Ben Lamb, Janet Ulrich Brooks, Clara Burger, Anthony Fleming, Ryan Carr were equally great! I have noticed many negative reviews. The only thing I casnh cinclude is they must have read the book first before seeing the movie. The movie cannot possibly capture the details in a book. I feel – in most cases – the book is always better. The acting by all of the cast was outstanding and very believable. What starts out to appear a very sedative beginning increases…

KIDNAP: PART ONE of Guy Erma Blog Tour – PLUS – My Review

  Welcome to the Guy Erma and the Sun of Empire series Book One: Kidnap! Perfect for ages 10 to 16. Be sure to read My Review, as well! This Tour is presented by   Book Description:  I don’t want to go… Do I have to go? 13-year-old Prince Teodor of Freyne knows his duty to the memory of his father and his kingdom. Always, he must help those less fortunate than himself. Yet a frightening nightmare fills him with foreboding, but still he must do – into the Dome. 13-year-old Guy Erma lives in the shadow of the Dome, he has no father and no mother and his future is uncertain, he must start earning a living when he turns 14. He knows not where he will live or even how he will eat, and his only dream is to enter the military academy – at the heart of the Dome. Two boys as different as any two boys might be. One act of cruelty will throw their lives together, but who dare they trust? MY REVIEW: Kidnap is an intriguing tale of a planet of future societies and the people within. Young Prince Teodor strives to fill the…

Bianca’s Vineyard Book Tour & GIVEAWAY (ends on 5/29/15), PLUS, MY REVIEW & INTERVIEW!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 14, 2015

   This is successfully written in a memoir-type nostalgia, based on facts. I am pleased to be a part of this tour presented by  Book Description: Bianca Corrotti’s vineyard is more than a piece of mouth-watering real estate in Tuscany. It’s an inheritance; a storehouse harboring the secrets of her Uncle Egisto, a world-class sculptor, and his troubled wife — a woman whose destiny converges with Mussolini’s when WWII overtakes them all. Based on a true story, Bianca’s Vineyard follows a devoted family of strong-willed men and lion-hearted women waging an epic battle against a gathering storm intent on destroying their lives.  MY REVIEW: Written as a memoir, this fictional account is indeed based on a true story. Teresa Neumann has successfully blended present and past tense together. There was a smooth flow throughout the tale. Her account of the years surrounding World War 11 was enlightening yet heartbreaking. Those of us who have escaped war zones, need to daily count our blessings!   This tale of a segment of an Italian family, generations later, comes from America to unite with those left in Italy. The couple was fortunate to have an elderly family member – Bianca – remember the…

Trouble in Paradise Blog Tour, Review by Shauna and Giveaway!!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 13, 2015

What a perfect time of year to dream of Hawaii! Experience it through this review tour presented by Covenant Communications, Inc.!  SYNOPSIS PER GOODREADS: Andy Kendrick has always dreamed of bigger things than tiny Eagle Bluff, Arizona. So when the opportunity arises to shake off the dust of his hometown and move to the tropical paradise of Hawaii, he grabs it. But he never imagined that apiece of his past would follow him to his new life . . .Kimberly Briggs has lived her life on the fringes of the crowd, timid and afraid since the death of her brother, but when she learns that Andy, her lifelong crush, is moving to Hawaii, she’s finally ready to step out of the shadows and take a risk. Kimberly is the last person Andy expected or wanted to see in Hawaii. But when fate incessantly throws the pair together, there’s little to be done but make the best of the situation. As the awkwardness fades and Kimberly begins to emerge from her shell, Andy realizes there’s much more to her than he realized. But even as they revel in the adventures of island life, drawn together by a growing attraction, an unforeseen…

Don’t Miss This! Book Tour of GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN, with My Review, Guest Post & GIVEAWAY(ends 5/30/15)!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 12, 2015

 Going Against the Grain – Italian Style!: A Gluten-Free Life Guide and Recipe Book for Staying Healthy and Eating Amazingly!…is a must read for ALL Gluten intolerant and Celiac Disease Individuals…or others you know of with this problem!   This Tour is presented by Book Description: This two-part book is a vital adjunct to any home attempting to be gluten-free. The first part guides you through early diagnosis and is an essential guide for any beginner diagnosed with celiac disease or some form of gluten sensitivity. You will learn how to identify symptoms of the disease, how celiac disease is diagnosed, and the consequences if left untreated. It will help you to understand how to read labels and how to manage your gluten-free home in a shared environment. It outlines practical advice for parents of children with celiac disease as well as tips for eating out and dealing with social settings such as special occasions or when traveling. Honorary foreword provided by renowned Dr. Peter HR Green, MD – Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. Growing up authentically Sicilian, Nuccia Ardagna thought that getting rid of gluten meant giving up her favorite traditional foods, but that could not be further…

ONLY a FEW DAYS LEFT! Hop Time Again!! May the Luck be with you Giveaway Hop! (5/11-5/25/15)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 11, 2015

 Whoo-H00! Another great blog hop with 3 great books plus more Hop sites & More Prizes!! I KNOW YOU WILL LOVE THEM! Welcome to the May the Luck Be with You Giveaway Hop, brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers & Up All Night Blogging! The Winner is..Adriana S. ! Hosted by Mama Smith’s Review Blog & Women And Their Pretties Co-Hosted by Dorky’s Deals, Marilyn’s Treats, The Woman Talk, & Where Tess Lives   Hometown Heroines: True Stories of Bravery, Daring & Adventure by Betty Bolte  During the 1800s, daring and courageous girls across America left their unique mark on history. Milly Cooper galloped 9 miles through hostile Indian Territory to summon help when Fort Cooper was under attack. Belle Boyd risked her life spying for the Rebels during the Civil War. Kate Shelly, when she was 15, crawled across a nearly washed-out railroad bridge during a ferocious thunderstorm to warn the next train. Lucille Mulhall, age 14, outperformed cowboys to become the World’s First Famous Cowgirl. These are just a few of the inspiring true stories inside Hometown Heroines-American Girls who faced danger and adversity and made a difference in their world. http://www.amazon.com/Hometown-Heroines-Stories-Bravery-Adventure-ebook/dp/B009P4C6DQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1431122524&sr=1-1&keywords=Hometown+heroines  Author Bio as per Amazon author page:…

FOR MOTHERS EVERYWHERE!

IN HONOR OF ALL MOTHERS – AND MOTHER SUBSTITUTES/HELPERS –  I WANT TO PAY TRIBUTE ON THIS MOTHER’S DAY. First, many of your wonderful women never had a chance to have your own children…But what would us mother’s, with children of our own, ever do without you! You contribute so much in aiding us to successfully raise our children! You are indeed mothers, too! Mothers love, teach, nurture, and care for their children…so do you! We thank you from the depth of our hearts! I want to offer a Tribute to my own Mother. My mother suffered health issues galore all of her life, yet was a patient, kind, loving mother and wife. She always welcomed all! When I was a young girl and we lived only a few miles from the railroad tracks, we had many “tramps” come to our door for food. She never turned anyone away but fed them on the enclosed porch to be sure her children would be safe inside the house. Our large corner lot was always open for the homeless to sleep and blankets sometimes provided. My mother and father adored each other and were a great example of love and kindness. they…

Rachel’s Day in the Garden Review Blitz Tour!
Children's Books / May 9, 2015

Here is another delightfully entertaining tale from author, Giselle Shardlow for little ones. This review blitz presented by  About the Book: Title: Rachel’s Day in the Garden (A Kids Yoga Spring Colors Book) | Author: Giselle Shardlow  |Illustrator: Hazel Quintanilla | Publication Date: December 23, 2014 | Publisher: Kids Yoga Stories |Number of pages: 34 | Recommended age: 3 to 6 years Summary: Experience the benefits of yoga while learning about the signs of spring! Join Rachel as she and her adorable puppy look for signs of spring in the garden. Crawl like a caterpillar, buzz like a bee, and flutter like a butterfly. Discover spring, explore movement, and learn the colors of the rainbow. The storybook includes a list of kids yoga poses and a parent-teacher guide. Kids Yoga Stories introduce you to engaging characters who will get your child laughing, moving, and creating. Reading is good for the mind AND body! The story links several yoga poses in a specific sequence to create a coherent and meaningful story. This spring yoga story for ages 3 to 6 is more than a storybook, but it’s also a unique experience for children. Rachel’s Day in the Garden is the first book in a…

The Truth about Hope Grand Finale
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 8, 2015

    The Book was great! Now read the results and enter in the Giveaway below!       On Tour with Prism Book Tours. We’re blitzing the tour GRAND FINALE for The Truth About Hope By Kate James Did you miss any of the reviews, interviews, guest posts, or excerpts for the tour? If so, go back and check them out now! Launch – More About the Book & Author What do you hope readers take with them when they read your book? I would like readers to feel good about the story’s conclusion, and believe that no matter what hardships we may face, we can overcome them with faith, perseverance and—of course—love! Word Wranglers – Interview When did you first consider yourself a writer? It still surprises me sometimes, especially considering that I haven’t been at it very long. If someone else were to ask me, I would say that if they are passionate about it and have started writing, they are a writer. For me, it was when I finished my first manuscript. Write & Rewrite – Kate Talks About Making Revisions Author Kate James stops by today on the first leg of her blog tour for…

Extreme Measures Book Tour & Giveaway!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 8, 2015

Michelle Ashman Bell is another favorite of mine! Have you read her books? They are great! I am excited about this new one!   Presented by Covenant Communications Following the trauma of her estranged husband’s untimely death, Emma Lowell is happy with the life she has rebuilt for herself. She’s engaged to a wonderful man and anticipates a fresh start, free from her troubled past. Only one persistent obstacle remains: Margaret Lowell, her former mother-in-law. Margaret continues to be a demanding presence in Emma’s life, and her requests have become increasingly disconcerting. When Margaret asks Emma to accompany her on a sentimental journey to the family’s mountain cabin, the young woman reluctantly agrees. After all, her fiancé is out of town. No one will miss her. Emma could never have suspected the horror that awaits in the snow-bound cabin, for beneath Margaret Lowell’s elderly façade lies a sinister and terrifying nature—and a plot born of insanity. Alarmed by the dark plan that unfolds, Emma struggles to escape the isolated cabin in a chilling game of cat and mouse. As the danger escalates, and with little hope of rescue, Emma must engage in a battle of wills if she is to…

Children’s Week Daily Book Review ‘ Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!’ by Sherrill S. Cannon – Book Review by LAWonder10!
Children's Books / May 7, 2015

 Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! Is your child a good listener? Rosemary is a little girl who is worried about returning to school after her teacher warns the class that they would soon have some mice, spiders, and webs in the classroom. Could Rosemary have misunderstood something? How can mice and spiders and webs belong at school? Full of “Computer Speak,” this story introduces young readers to basic computer terms in a delightful way! See if your child can discover the mystery of the misunderstood words, and learn about the fun of computers with Rosemary. This is the seventh rhyming children’s book by this award-winning author. MY REVIEW: This is a fun story to introduce little ones to the new innovations used in school! Sherrill Cannon has, once again, effectively woven together great information and humor in Rhyme! While her mother is totally surprised at Rosemary not wanting to go to school and confront these eery creatures, it just doesn’t make sense! The mother decides to take matters in her own hands. This book is educational, while entertaining too, and is a great teaching tool on being a good Listener. Kalpart has once again created brightly colorful, clear illustrations…

‘Beyond Believing’ Book Tour, Fantastic Giveaway (ends 5/22/15), My Review & Interview!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 6, 2015

  Read my Review, Interview and enter here for a Fantastic Giveaway!    This Giveaway Tour is presented by  This is inspired by actual events. Book Description: When Olivia gets news of her best friend Dan’s fatal car accident, her life is shattered. Consumed with grief and struggling to find any meaning or purpose to life, she trudges along with a gaping void in her heart. Finally, when her frustration reaches its peak, Olivia decides to put her trust in the depth of friendship the two of them shared. That trust finally allows him to breakthrough to her, and Dan begins to guide Olivia through the twists and turns of her life, leading to something new and entirely unexpected. When Olivia exposes a gigantic internal scandal at work, her career implodes. With no job and nowhere to turn, she escapes to Palm Springs for the sympathy and care of her beloved cousin, Garrett. However, with only weeks left before the opening of his newest store, “Gin and Tonic,” Garrett isn’t quite the comfort Olivia had expected. She yet again tries to find her way, and in the process meets someone who begins to fill that void in her heart. She’s…

‘Maggie’s Ghost’ by Sharon Burch Toner – Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 6, 2015

 Southern California: January 1930. For Sylvie St. Ange, a get away home near San Diego is an aspiring actress’s dream. She found her very own Shangri-La in a cottage with an ocean view. Southern California: April this year. For Maggie McGill, finding a home in California near her beloved daughter, Allie, has been a dream. Maggie is ecstatic about her move from Florida to California. Ecstatic, that is, until she moves into her new home, a charming beach cottage near Allie and the ocean. Ecstatic, that is, until she discovers an unwanted resident in her plum vintage bathtub. Who is the woman who died there? How did she die? And why did she choose Maggie’s tub for her final resting place? Discovering the answers to these questions catapult Maggie and Allie, into a mystery, initially puzzling and then increasingly dangerous. They meet the terrifying challenges with light-hearted courage, resourcefulness and wit. My Review: Maggie has “had it”! She has no real reason to stay in Florida when her only family – Allie – lives across the continent in California. Maggie makes the major decision to sell all and move to California to be by Allie. Her old friend and art…

Book Reviewers Yellow Pages Blast & Giveaway! ($50. Giveaway ends 6/01/2015)Enter BELOW!!

    This is a great concept and aid to all you Authors & Publishers! Great for Reviewers, Too!Book Reviewer Yellow Pages: A Book Marketing Guide for Authors and Publishers Christine Pinheiro Book blogging today has grown into a serious business. It is a necessary marketing tool to promote books and the Book Reviewer Yellow Pages—now in its sixth edition—is the definitive guide to this informal network of book reviewers. -Author David Wogahn, President of Sellbox.com This book is designed to make book marketing easier. The Book Reviewer Yellow Pages is a popular book promotion reference guide for authors and publishers. Use this guide to learn about book tours, author etiquette, and how to write a good pitch to grab the interest of a book reviewer. Updated every year, this reference lists hundreds of book reviewers, their contact information, submission guidelines, and genre preferences.                                                                     Grab Your Copy Now!              Amazon Kindle * PDF * Print  Book Reviewer Yellow Pages Foreword by David Wogahn I wrote my first eBook in 1991. In those days, like today, it wasn’t hard to do if you had something to say and a computer to produce it. But what was hard, was marketing those early eBooks….

‘Too Safe For Strangers’ by Deputy Sheriff Robert Kahn – Book Review by LAWonder10
Children's Books / May 6, 2015

  Most children, especially children on the autism spectrum, accept adults’ friendliness at face value. Sometimes it can have tragic consequences. Written by a Deputy Sheriff, this book is credited with foiling at least 22 stranger abductions. Characters Bobby and Mandee explain stranger danger in a way that is accessible, but not frightening, for children. Read it to your child and role-play different scenarios. Create a password only you and your child know, label backpacks on the inside (so strangers won’t know your name). Strangers can be men or women, old or young. Adults should not touch, give gifts to, or ask for help from children. If they do, don’t keep it a secret Tell an adult Arm your child with the knowledge that may save his or her life. My Review: This is a book for parents, grandparents, guardians, and teachers to go over with young children. While I feel it is a little intense (depending on age of the child) I do feel it is a serious issue which needs to be addressed often. The wording is simple, the water color illustrations by Sue Lynn Cotton are also simple but effective. This 24 page book is short, to the…

Calling All Bookworms! What a great opportunity from Harlequin!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 6, 2015

We had such positive response to our recent Heartwarming Spring Fling giveaway that we couldn’t wait to do another. And what better opportunity to have a giveaway then to honor mothers in time for Mother’s Day! Sixteen of your favorite Heartwarming authors have teamed up to offer some wonderful prize packs!   We are giving away two prize packs of four books each. We will also give away one grand prize consisting of eight books and—winners choice—$100 gift certificate for a favorite restaurant to enjoy a mother/daughter brunch or to your mother’s favorite spa. Where would you like to take your mom? Photos representative of a special location to celebrate Mother’s Day: What better way to spoil your mother if in Toronto than brunch at the world-renowned 360 Restaurant atop Canada’s CN Tower! Now if that wasn’t enough, we have a very special gift for each of our prize pack winners! As you may have heard, Harlequin is launching a fabulous new reader loyalty program called My Rewards. Harlequin My Rewards is a fun, FREE program designed to reward readers for shopping and sharing. With My Rewards you will be able to: Earn FREE BOOKS of your choice Experience EXCLUSIVE…

Forever Julia Book Tour & Giveaway (ends 5/25/15), PLUS, My Review!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 6, 2015

Welcome to this very needed book addressing a serious girl’s/woman’s issue  This Giveaway Tour is presented by     ABOUT FOREVER JULIA  Title: Forever Julia | Author: Jodi Carmichael Publisher: Great Plains Publications|Publication date: May 1, 2015 Six months ago, Julia’s life was perfect. Then her dad died. Now she lives with her grieving mother and sick grandmother in a puny apartment above their bookstore. After a dark bout of depression, Julia is fragile, and mourns both her father and her old life. But she has one thing to be happy about: Jeremy, the most popular boy at school, has chosen her. Jeremy’s love for Julia is passionate, even obsessive. As she grows closer to Jeremy, Julia pushes her disapproving friends and family away. But Jeremy only becomes more controlling and Julia has to decide what lines cannot be crossed.  MY REVIEW: Life’s turn of events had not been kind to Julia, especially at the time of teen-age years when vain things seem so important and one’s hormones are rivaling one’s brain! However, while many “friends” turned on her, the outlandishly unique Annika, always stayed true. There could be no better friend. Rich, Athletic, heart-throb Jeremy chose Julia to be…

“Fish Also Go To Heaven” (Tammy Brown Elkeles) Book Blast & GIVEAWAY!
Children's Books / May 5, 2015

   A Totally Appealing Story! About the Book Title: Fish Also Go To Heaven |     Author: Tammy Brown Elkeles | Illustrator: Raquel Afonso | Publication Date: October 28, 2014 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 42 | Recommended Ages: 4 to 8 Summary: Fish Also Go to Heaven – A unique optimistic view of a loss of a loved pet. Ellie’s best friend is her little goldfish. Spending every moment she can with him and telling him all her secrets. And at school she talks about him all the time as well. But one morning little “Fishie” is not moving…. Like all children, Ellie loves her little pet, Fishie. Sometimes young children are confronted by the realities of life that no one lives forever, especially little fish. How will Ellie and her mother handle the situation when Fishie is not moving one morning? After trying to spare Ellie the pain and replacing Fishie by a similar fish, after a while the new fish jumps out of his fish bowl. Mother must now teach Ellie about one of the most basic facts of life. What happens to fish when they die? Are they OK wherever they are? Will we ever see them…

THE ARTISAN’S STAR Blog Tour, & Giveaway, PLUS, My Review! Enter here!
Adult Books / May 4, 2015

  This is a nostalgic story which is very well written. It contains key points all of us can learn from! This Tour is presented by      Book Description:  Elio Barati’s perfumery shop in Florence marks its entrance with a mosaic star. This shop immerses Elio in the artisanal world he loves, but he harbors a regret. As a young man he created a full-fledged perfume of jasmine, iris, and cypress at the renowned Ecole des Parfumeurs in Grasse—a fragrance his idealism and stubbornness boxed away before ever bringing it to light. A second star now brightens Elio’s life, his daughter Romina, an artist. She has her father’s unrealized talent, a precise and intuitive sense of smell. She’s also inherited more challenging traits of Elio’s: unbridled ambition and an insatiable wonder for the world. But changes ripple through modern-day Florence. Artisan traditions wane; and when Romina tells her father she has no intention of running the family business Elio fights to hold on to the Florence he cherishes. Confronting the lost opportunities of his youth, Elio is thrust into this journey by five spirited women: his Greek mother, Elena; his mentor Palma; his soul mate, Marina; his astronomer wife, Sofia;…

The Truth About Hope by Kate James Book Tour & Giveaway, PLUS, Shauna’s Review & My Interview!!!!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 4, 2015

What a FUN Book! Please join in on this fabulous Giveaway Tour! On Tour with Prism Book Tours. The Truth About Hope by Kate James Adult Contemporary Romance May 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming Who is Hope Wilson? Is she the girl her former hometown thinks she is? Or the girl Luke Carter once loved—and maybe still does? When Hope returns to Canyon Creek, Texas, to honor her father’s last wishes, there’s only one person on her mind: her high school sweetheart, Luke. The boy she lied to when she had to leave Canyon Creek as a teen, finding it easier to hide what she really felt than deal with the grief of loss. Her father’s fortune could make a big difference to Canyon Creek—but Hope finds that the townspeople have a long memory about his misdeeds. With a plan to make amends on his behalf, Hope learns the truth about herself. And the truth about love. Shauna’s Review: This story of love, family struggles, faith, hope and forgiveness had me captivated from the beginning.  The story of Hope brought a sense of reality and a real desire for her to have true happiness.  As you read through the pages…

1st Annual Fabulous Spring Giveaway!

1st Annual Fabulous Spring Giveaway!  Presented by Laughing Vixen Lounge Welcome all you hip dolls and cool ghouls to the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog. Get ready for our all new featured attraction. Live on the main stage is our 1st annual Fabulous Spring Giveaway. We have gathered a delightful selection of goodies from 13 amazing shops. One lucky winner will walk away with a Prize Pack full of treats worth $300+. Giveaway is open worldwide and ends May 18th. Follow with #lvlspringgiveaway. Stop by each day for Daily Giveaway Posts. Summer is right around the corner and we will be celebrating the Summer Vacation with some of our favorite vacation photos. Each day you will find some from Laughing Vixen Lounge and from that day’s Featured Shop. We will also be sharing some of the best Summer Vacation Movies to enjoy this season. You can earn yourself  EXTRA ENTRIES each day by visiting these posts. Every Friday at the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog is Fear Friday. You can enjoy reviews on all different types of spooky movies. During May all Fear Friday movies will have a Road Trip theme to keep with the theme of our giveaway. What better setting than…

Blog Hop Time! May I Suggest Blog Hop Giveaway!(ends 5/16/15)

WELCOME TO ANOTHER AMAZING GIVEAWAY BLOG HOP ! Presented monthly by Stuck in Books CHECK OUT THESE AWESOME BOOKS I HAVE TO OFFER ONLY ONE WINNER! (Sorry U.S./CAN ONLY) AND THE WINNER IS…Linda T.! The Winner will receive BOTH of the FIRST TWO BOOKS in the Potluck Yarn Trilogy: Yarns of the Knitting Witches!  Also a FUN Children’s Hardcover Book, PLUS, a YA/Adult Super Heart-rending Novel! All are “Clean” Family Friendly!  The Broken Circle is the first book in a new young adult, crossover, fantasy trilogy by Cheryl Potter, one of the foremost experts in the world of knitting, dyes, and patterns. This first book follows the story of twelve knitting witches through adventures fraught with mayhem and mischief. Twenty years have passed since the fire beneath the great dyepot was lit and the circle was complete. Now, the inhabitants of the Middlelands face a danger worse than any can remember. Darkness and chaos threaten to destroy the delicate balance of the natural world, and the magic of the dye crystals that have always been a way of life, and a great source of power for the people, has been outlawed. With female protagonists and strong male characters introduced along…

MEET ANOTHER GREAT YA /CHILDREN’S AUTHOR, CHERYL POTTER!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 2, 2015

HI, EVERYONE! I AM EXCITED TO INTERVIEW ANOTHER GREAT YA/CHILDREN’S AUTHOR, CHERYL POTTER! 1. Cheryl, have you lived in Vermont your entire life? If not, what other places have you lived? If so, what other places would you like to visit or live? I was born and brought up in Maine and came to Vermont to go to college at Middlebury.  After graduation, I moved to Tucson, Arizona where I received my Master’s Degree in Fine Arts. After traveling for a few years, I finally moved back to Vermont where I have lived for 30 years, though my husband and I still have a small cabin in the National Forest in Prescott, AZ where I do most of my writing. Out of all of the places we have traveled, out favorite country is Peru.  I have always wanted to visit Peru. 2. Please, share with us a few things from your childhood, i.e. how many siblings, favorite pastime activities, a couple of favorite memories, etc. I am the oldest of three and grew up doing typical Down-east Maine things that just seemed normal at the time such as picking fiddleheads, raking blueberries, digging for clams, smelting under the Bangor Brewer…

‘Careful’ by Randy Anderson Book Tour, plus, My Review!
Adult Books / May 2, 2015

This is an Interesting  Coming of Age – Rites of Passage – Novel! This Tour is presented by    BLURB For two decades Tyler Gibbons has been keeping a secret from his family. At the tender age of sixteen, Tyler embarks on a student exchange program. Sent to the Andean city of Ambato, Ecuador, he finds daily adventure as he tries to fit in at school, connect with his host family, and navigate through a world of beaches, volcanoes, and jungles. But tucked deep inside this year are events so profound, so unexpected, they forever shape the man he will become. Now, 25 years later, his mother pulls these soaring tales from her son, exposing, for the first time, the source of a deep unhappiness. While these memories contain the wounds of an unresolved past, they also possess the power to heal his painful present. Thoughtfully crafted and boldly told, Tyler’s journey takes the reader on a wild South American adventure, while illuminating a mother’s unyielding power to heal her child. My Review: Careful is a story of the reminiscing of an estranged son with his mother when confronted with tragic circumstances. It is a story of a youth’s coming…

WOW! $250. value Giveaway! Enter Here! Wishing All Mothers a Happy Mother’s Day!(Ends 5/10/15)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 1, 2015

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