Solve a Crime (You Do the Math) Review!

Here is a Mother and her Son’s review of this book! Author: Hilary Koll & Steve Mills Ages 7-12/Grades 2-7 Publisher: QEB Publishing Series: You Do the Math Published: Apr. 1, 2015 Collect the clues to become an amazing super-sleuth! Follow each stage of the case and complete the maths exercises to track down and catch the criminal. From addition and decimals to line graphs and pie charts, these books have different challenges to be solved with a varying range of difficulty. Raineereviews checks with her 10 year old son: Here is what Luke had to say… Luke thought the book was fun to read because it is laid out with captions  over the pages and he likes to read that way.  He also loves math and said he liked how they show you how you can use math to solve a crime.  Also, He enjoyed reading about all the different ways you can solve a crime for instance… through DNA or fingerprinting, timelines  etc.   As a mother looking though the book I also loved how organized and easy to read it would be for a child.  It had many colorful illustrations while educating the reader about an important…

Enter Giveaway Here! Sheik’s Ruby Blog Tour !(ends 7/17/15)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 28, 2015

I am amazed at how many wonderfully awesome authors are out there! Here is another “keeper” reviews by Ridenthewave reviews. This Book Tour is Presented by … The Sheik’s Ruby by Whitney Award Winning Author Jennifer Moore Shelby wants to break away from the mold of her small town and make a name for herself in the big-city journalism world. While skiing, she meets mysterious stranger Hakim who is actually the prince of the Middle Eastern kingdom of Khali-dar. When his enemies learn of Hakim’s connection to an American girl, they target Shelby. Fleeing to the safety of Khali-dar, Shelby falls deeper in love not only with the prince, but with his country. As she struggles to survive terrorist attacks, withstand the Sheik’s prejudice, and find her place in a world she doesn’t understand, she must choose which life she is willing to sacrifice—the comfortable one she has worked so hard to create, or the one with the man she loves. Amazon * Wild Rose Press * Barnes & Noble Excerpt “Does your father know you’re asking me?” Hakim gazed over her shoulder and took a deep breath. “He knows.” “But he doesn’t want me to come, right?” “I will…

Welcome to “Wind Catcher” Book Review Blitz – Book Review by LAWonder10!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 27, 2015

This was a very well-written, entertaining read! Be sure to read My Review! This Book Tour is presented by…   About the Book Title: Wind Catcher (Chosen, Book 1) Authors: Jeff Altabef & Erynn Altabef  Publication Date: March 21, 2015 | Publisher: Evolved Publishing | Pages: 324 | Recommended Ages: 10+ Book Description:  Winner: Mom’s Choice Award — Silver Medal Winner: 2015 Beverly Hills Book Award – Best YA Fiction Winner: Awesome Indies — Seal of Approval Recipient: Readers’ Favorite — 5 Star Review Evolved Publishing presents the first thrilling installment in “Chosen” by award-winning author Jeff Altabef, and his daughter Erynn Altabef. This fantasy adventure series is steeped in American Indian culture and so much more. Juliet Wildfire Stone hears voices and sees visions, but she can’t make out what they mean. Her eccentric grandfather tells her stories about the Great Wind Spirit and Coyote, but he might as well be speaking another language. None of it makes any sense. When she stumbles upon a series of murders, she can’t help but worry her grandfather might be involved. To discover the truth, Juliet must choose between her new life at an elite private school and her Native American heritage. Once she…

The Summer Diary Book Review Tour! Review by LAWonder10.
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 27, 2015

This is a fun light read for the Summer! Welcome to the Tour and be sure to Read My Review! This Book Tour is presented by … SYNOPSIS: The tragic death of her best friend and husband, lead Keri to a secret diary and a secret lover. After her best friend and her husband are killed in a private airplane crash, Keri finds some of her friend’s personal effects, one of which is a diary. When Keri reads it, she discovers her friend had been secretly in love with another man, a soldier. Keri knew nothing about the relationship, even though she and her friend were as close as sisters. Determined to find the secret lover, Keri sets off on a journey and discovers the key to her destiny. MY REVIEW: This is a great book to relax with during hot Summer days. It is a tale of two very opposite girls who became lifelong best friends. However, after Sophia’s death, Keri began to wonder if she really knew her best friend at all. It all began with a mysterious diary… This was a descent, fairly predictable story but contained a couple unexpected twists. There were a few emotional scenes…

OUTSTANDING BOOK TOUR & GIVEAWAY (ends 7/4/15): Outlaw Trigger (Epic #2) by Lee Stephen
Adult Books / June 26, 2015

   YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS EPIC SAGA BY AUTHOR, LEE STEPHEN! I FEEL ‘OUTLAW TRIGGER’ IS HIS BEST YET! This Book Tour is presented by… They say every man has a breaking point—every man can be pushed off the edge…. Book Details: Book Title: Outlaw Trigger by Lee Stephen Category:  Adult fiction,  300 pages Genre: Sci-fi Publisher: Stone Aside Publishing, L.L.C. Release date: September 25, 2007 Content Rating: PG + M for depictions of war-related violence and of murder, but contains only mild instances of profanity (hell, God, etc.) and one instance of “damn.” Book Description: They say every man has a breaking point-every man can be pushed off the edge. Scott Remington entered EDEN with the heart of a lion. He forged glory in the furnace of war. But on the heels of dawn, darkness awaits. Only when stretched to the limit will a man truly learn who he is. That limit is about to be breached. Lines will be crossed. Sides will be chosen. And faith will be put to the test. Will the righteous prevail? MY REVIEW: The most I can say is WOW! A few months previously, I read Dawn of Destiny and was impressed by Lee Stephen’s…

Final Promo day for Book 5 of The Awakened Fate Series: Become!
Adult Books / June 26, 2015

I hope to have the opportunity to read them all!Welcome to this tour presented by .. Title: Become       Author: Skye Malone  Series: Awakened Fate (Book Five) Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance Publisher: Wildflower Isle Publication Date: June 18, 2015 Cover Designer: Karri Klawiter After barely surviving another attack on her life, Chloe has only one option left. Magic given to her by the wizard Joseph offers her the chance to save the world from the ancient enemy she faces, but only if she sacrifices her ability to become a mermaid or else leaves the land behind forever. With no control over which side of her heritage she’ll become, Chloe may lose everything, including the two guys who both have claimed her heart. But when a desperate message arrives, the stakes rise even higher. Zeke has been captured. The Sylphaen surround him. And if Chloe tries to save him, Zeke’s brother promises to make certain she dies. She’s running out of options and she’s running out of time. Zeke’s life hangs on one side of the balance and the fate of the world is on the other. Chloe has to make a choice. One that will change her life forever. The epic…

The Awakened Fate Series #4 ‘Arise’! Have you entered the Giveaway?
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 25, 2015

HERE IS BOOK 4! Join this fun promotion here. Presented by .. Title: Arise       Author: Skye Malone  Series: Awakened Fate (Book Four) Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance Publisher: Wildflower Isle Publication Date: April 20, 2015 Cover Designer: Karri Klawiter Chloe hoped that going home would keep her enemies away from her. She thought she could trust her parents to protect her, no matter how much they feared mermaids and the ocean. It nearly cost her life to find out she was wrong. Surviving a mad scientist and Noah’s bloodthirsty relatives was only the beginning, however. An ancient creature is after her, one that’s risen from its sleep to hunt her, and one that almost destroyed the world last time it awoke. To save herself and everyone she loves, Chloe’s only chance lies in travelling to meet Ellie’s mysterious teacher, Olivia, one of the elusive landwalker elders. But Chloe has trusted people before. She’s tried to escape the madness that’s chasing her before. And nearly everybody who’s learned her secret has ended up wanting to use her or kill her. Will Olivia’s betrayal be next? Purchase Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Google Play |  iTunes | Kobo   The Series:       Get AWAKEN (Book One) for just 99¢…

The Guardian, a Sword & Stilettos Book Tour & GIVEAWAY!(ends 6/29/15)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 25, 2015

Welcome to my Review site! Raineereviews will be doing the review for this Book! Be sure to read what she has to say before moving down to enter the Giveaway! (Whoa! That rhymes!) This Tour is presented by   Check out the promo event for Kristin’s Young Adult Fantasy debut.   Series: The Enlighten Series #1 Release date: May 20th 2015 Publisher: Kasian Publishing Purchase: Amazon | B&N   Synopsis via Goodreads:Zoe Jabril could be just another 17-year-old girl attending parties with her friends and checking out cute guys—except her best friend is a Guardian Angel, and the boy she crushes on is a Nephilim, half-angel, both sent to Earth to protect her. A high school classmate happens to be a trendsetting shopaholic fairy. And now there’s a new werewolf in town.  Zoe has to deal with her feelings toward Shay, who spreads a strange electrical current through her body every time he touches her. Now Zoe is under constant attack from demons, trying to kill and stop her from fulfilling the Prophecy: a girl will be born who will unite the Enlightens to battle evil. Then on top of that, between boring homework and drama with girls at school, she has…

Spectacle by S.J. Pierce Book Blitz & International Giveaway!

Please Join in the Support of this very worthwhile book. This Tour is presented by… Book Details: Spectacle by S.J. Pierce  Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult Synopsis: ***This is currently a web series!!! I’m releasing a chapter at a time on my website at www.sjpiercebooks.blogspot.com. You can read there or go to Scribd, download their app, and read there.*** Hunger Games meets Avatar meets Gladiator in this spellbinding new Young Adult Science-Fiction web series by bestselling author Susan James Pierce. Fear can make you a target… Two hundred years after the Great Disaster, the day earthquakes ravaged Earth’s landscapes, humanity has finally regrouped and is working toward a better future. But in New America – one of three small, remaining landmasses – the threat of overpopulation makes a better future seem bleaker by the year. Mira (Mirabella) Foster and her parents are citizens of New America, and with the threat of starvation and disease looming on the horizon, a new discovery threatens to push everyone to the brink of chaos: blue markings develop on people’s skin. Markings that are distinctive of a humanoid alien race named Changers that secretly sought refuge on Earth years ago. Markings that allow them to camouflage their skin, but…

Cover Reveal & Giveaway!..And Then Forever by Shirley Jump
Adult Books / June 25, 2015

I AM PLEASED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COVER REVEAL AND GIVE AWAY! This Tour is presented by… And Then Forever by Shirley Jump Coming July 28th! Welcome to Fortune’s Island, where the only rule is to follow your heart. Love is an extravagance Darcy Williams can’t afford. She prefers the simple life, which includes waitressing at The Love Shack and avoiding temptation. But when a forbidden part of her past steps off the ferry, her safe, guarded existence is turned upside down. Kincaid Foster has never gotten over his first love. When he sees the wild, beautiful blonde again, dancing her way around The Love Shack, the memories of Darcy’s soft skin, gentle touch, and heated kisses come rushing back. As the privileged son of a wealthy family, Kincaid was too young to stand up to his overbearing father when he and Darcy were together. Now, he’s back on the island—free of the family shackles—and the chiseled, big-time lawyer wants a second chance. But, Darcy made a promise to keep a secret from Kincaid—a secret that is now a six-year-old girl who looks just like her daddy. If Kincaid finds out about their daughter, Darcy could lose everything. But, she…

Axel & Theo: ‘My Dog is The Emperor of a Faraway Galaxy by Amberly Kristen Clowe Book Review Tour !

This is a fun, cute book of Fantasy for young readers! This Tour is presented by Mother and Daughter Book Review Tours. About the Book Title: Axel & Theo: My Dog is the Emperor of a Faraway Galaxy | Author: Amberly Kristen Clowe | Publication Date: November 15, 2014 | Publisher: Smooth Sailing Press | Pages: 44 | Recommended Ages: 6to 10 Summary: Theodore Howard wants a white flag. The kind of white flag that will show Riverwood Elementary’s biggest bully, Theo’s given up on ever surviving the fourth grade, and achieving his dream of becoming a real-life astronaut. But, Theo’s seemingly pathetic future gets a glimmer of hope in the form of a very talkative weenie dog named Axel. Theo learns that his best friend on four legs, is actually an alien from the planet Doglin, and just when he begins warming up to the idea of having an alien for a best friend, Axel is kidnapped by two cats from the planet Catlat. Theo chases after Axel and his kidnappers, embarking on an adventure he could have never imagined. Amazon * Goodreads MY Book Review: Are you sick of Bullying? Here is an out of this world tale…

Day three of ‘The Awakened Fate Series – ‘Return’! Have you joined the Giveaway (ends 7/20/15)?
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 24, 2015

Title: Return   Author: Skye Malone  Series: Awakened Fate (Book Three) Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance Publisher: Wildflower Isle Publication Date: October 6, 2014 Cover Designer: Karri Klawiter For Chloe, the ocean was supposed to mean safety and for a time, it almost did. She overcame the Sylphaen’s drugs. She discovered an unforeseen attraction to Zeke, one that he shares for her. A life underwater seemed possible, until she learned that nothing was as it appeared. After an unspeakable betrayal shattered everything she thought she knew about Zeke’s world, she and Zeke have fled the ocean for the one place Chloe never expected to want to go. Home. But the challenge of living as a mermaid over a thousand miles from the ocean isn’t the only problem facing her. Home has changed. Enemies are waiting, ones she never saw coming. Her little Kansas town is full of surprises. Including Noah, the guy she left behind. Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Google Play |  iTunes | Kobo     “…do it in Jeri’s old room.” Earl’s words filtered through the cotton stuffing in my head, barely making sense. “Yeah, well, seemed fitting.” He paused. “Listen, Richard, I called you as a courtesy, on account of how you said one got…

Nature’s Confessions Book Tour & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt (ends 7/2/15)!
Young Adult Books / June 23, 2015

    Welcome to this YA Book Tour Spotlight, Excerpt & Giveaway! This tour is presented by… Book Details: Book Title: Nature’s Confession by J.L. Morin Category: YA Fiction, 298 pages Genre: Sci-fi; cli-fi (climate fiction) Publisher: Harvard Square Editions Release date: January 2015 Content Rating: G Book Description: A cli-fi quest full of romance, honor, and adventure, LitPick 5-Star Review Award Winner The #1 Top Marinovich Fiction Read of the year Best of a New Genre, included in “12 Works of Climate Fiction Everyone Should Read” Eco-Fiction Honorable Mention— Read the excerpt! — Hitch onto JL’s Blog tour When a smart-mouthed, mixed-race teen wonders why the work that needs to be done pays nothing compared to the busywork glorified on holovision news, the search for answers takes him on the wildest journey of anyone’s lifetime. Their planet is choked with pollution. They can’t do anything about it . . . or can they? With the girl of his dreams, he inadvertently invents living computers. Just as the human race allows corporations to pollute Earth into total desolation, institute martial law and enslave humanity, the two teens set out to save civilization. Can they thwart polluters of Earth and other fertile…

DESCEND by Skye Malone (The Awakened Fate Series) Highlights Tour & Giveaway (ends 7/20/15)!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 23, 2015

Welcome back to the highlight of book two in the Awakened Fate series…Descend! This tour presented by… Title: Descend   Author: Skye Malone  Series: Awakened Fate (Book Two) Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance Publisher: Wildflower Isle Publication Date: July 27, 2014 Cover Designer: Karri Klawiter Chloe always dreamed of visiting the ocean, and now the ocean is the only place she has left to go. Trapped in the form of a mermaid and on the run from the Sylphaen, her best chance for safety lies in traveling with Zeke to his underwater home and staying under his protection there. Leaving isn’t easy, however. Her best friend doesn’t know where she’s gone, and her family doesn’t either. She’s been forced to abandon Noah, the boy she’s liked for years and who she’s just discovered likes her too. She only hopes Zeke’s people will help her so she can return soon. But when conspiracies follow her and people start to die, safety becomes harder to find than ever. The Sylphaen are coming. They’re more powerful than she could have imagined. And they’re not through with Chloe yet.      Purchase:   Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Google Play |  iTunes | Kobo  The Series:       Get AWAKEN (Book One) for…

You will truly want this book! ‘Calming the Chaos’ Book Tour & Giveaway (ends 7/2/15)!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 22, 2015

        I HAVE READ PLENTY OF SELF-HELP BOOKS WHICH I USUALLY PASS ONTO THE LIBRARY. BUT THIS ONE IS A “KEEPER”! Be sure to read my Review below and My Interview with Jackie below that!  Oh!…And be sure to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway! This Tour is presented by… Book Description: Far too many people in contemporary culture feel they don’t have enough time to “get it all done.” The stress of this chronic overwhelm creates a disorganized mind that leads to a chaotic life. Based on her highly acclaimed “Energy Management” workshops, and drawn from over 25 years of counseling and coaching experience, professional trainer and speaker Jackie Woodside shares her breakthrough methods that lead to becoming the least stressed, most productive person you know! In Calming the Chaos, you will learn the step-by-step skills and thought processes that lead to increased productivity and peace of mind. Jackie’s approach stems from the new frontier of human performance called energetic consciousness. Part philosophy, part psychology, fully practical application, you will learn: • Why there is no such thing as time management and what to do instead. • How to manage your energy instead of your time and stress. • The three-step…

‘The Awakened Fate Series’ Book Highlight Tour & Giveaway (ends 7/20/15)!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 22, 2015

This looks intriguing. I am definitely curious!  This tour is presented by Title: Awaken  Author: Skye Malone  Series: Awakened Fate (Book One) Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance Publisher: Wildflower Isle Publication Date: June 3, 2014 Cover Designer: Karri Klawiter Running away from home was never Chloe Kowalski’s plan. Neither was ending up the target of killers, or having her body change in unusual ways. She only wanted a vacation, someplace far from her crazy parents and their irrational fear of water. She only wanted to do something normal for once, and maybe get to know her best friend’s hot stepbrother a bit better at the same time. But the first day she goes out on the ocean, strange things start to happen. Dangerous things that should be impossible. Things to which ‘normal’ doesn’t even begin to apply. Now madmen are hunting her. A mysterious guy with glowing blue eyes is following her. And her best friend’s stepbrother seems to be hiding secrets all his own. It was supposed to be a vacation. It’s turning out to be a whole lot more. Purchase (currently on sale for 99¢!!) Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Google Play |  iTunes | Kobo   The Series:       ——————————————————————————————————- Maddox slowed the boat,…

Looking for a Job? …What They See Book Tour & Giveaway(ends 7/4/15)!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 19, 2015

   THIS IS THE BEST BOOK! IF YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW TO SECURE A JOB, THIS BOOK WILL HELP! Be sure to read my review! THIS TOUR IS PRESENTED BY…   Book Description: First impressions DO count, and so does what comes afterward! Learn how to stand out, shine and make a stellar lasting impression as you enter the workforce. We send messages constantly—through our body language, actions, what we carry with us and what we wear…and most of this has nothing to do with what we actually say. Being aware of the messages you send is the first step in learning how to build an overall (and sustainable) image of professionalism that will assure others that you are capable, competent, and right for the job. In an easy-to-read format, and with simple and actionable steps, this book will help you discover how others perceive you when you make a first impression, and will show you how to ensure that the world sees you the way you want it to. An expert in the field of communications and human relations, Jennifer Swanson has written a must-read book for students, new graduates, job seekers or anyone looking to fulfill their…

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE LDS TO ENJOY THIS BOOK! ‘Colorful Characters in Mormon History by Kathryn Jenkins Gordon’:
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 18, 2015

I UNDERSTAND THIS IS A GREAT BOOK! WELCOME TO THIS BOOK TOUR! Presented by Covenant Communications, Inc.   Here is the synopsis:  Most Mormons are mild-mannered, well-behaved, law-abiding citizens who tend to get along well with their neighbors. But every once in a while, there’s a renegade. You know the one: a little bit wild-eyed, ready to rumble, out to go where no Mormon has gone before. Face it: we all know one. Well, if you think you’ve seen a colorful character or two in your ward, you should check out the colorful characters in this book—some Mormons, some non-Mormons who impacted Church history. These people are a whole new breed of colorful. You’ll meet the guy who is credited with starting the gold rush and putting San Francisco on the map—California’s first millionaire, who dies selling pencils on the street. You’ll meet the Mormon FBI agent who was killed in a shoot-out with “Baby Face” Nelson, but not before taking out the Baby. You’ll gain a whole new appreciation for the general authority who peppered his sermons with profanity. And that’s just scratching the surface. Most of all, you’ll find yourself shaking your head in wonder, having a knee-slapping…

Billy Bobble Makes a Magic Wand Book Tour & LAWonder’s Review!

      BILLY BOBBLE & BEST FRIEND, SUZY QUINOFSKI, ARE NOT THE AVERAGE 12- YEAR-OLDS! THEY ARE FRESHMAN AT THE LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL AND GENIUS’S. This Tour is presented by… About the Book: Title: Billy Bobble Makes a Magic Wand | Author: R.S. Mellette | Publication Date: December 8, 2014 |Publisher: Elephant’s Bookshelf Press | Pages: 284 | Recommended Ages: 10+  “E = mc2 is no longer the most powerful force in the universe. Your wand is.” Twelve-year-old Billy Bobble and his best friend Suzy Quinofski didn’t mean to change the universe. Billy, a quantum physics prodigy, just wanted to find a way to help his hoarding, schizophrenic mother – and maybe impress a coven of older girls in high school. Suzy, his intellectual equal, wanted to help her friend and cling to her last remnant of childhood, a belief in magic. Together they made Billy a real, working, magic wand, and opened a door to the Quantum World where thoughts create reality, and all things – good and bad – are possible. MY REVIEW: Life is not any easier for a genius than for any other student. Being a “geek” far advanced in school, brings out bullies and a lack of social…

Kisses in the Rain Book Tour and Giveaway!!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 16, 2015

Join us for this fun book tour and giveaway!!     This Tour and Giveaway is presented by Covenant Communications Inc.                   Georgie Tate is a survivor. She’s survived an abusive relationship. She’s survived the car accident that took the life of her controlling fiancé. Now she just needs to survive the memories that haunt her. Escaping to her aunts’ cozy home on a tiny island outside of Seattle, Georgie finds just the change of pace she needs to pick up the pieces of her life. Taking a job at a local seafood restaurant is the first step in reclaiming her sense of self, but she is completely unprepared for the battle that awaits her there. Jace Lowe has loved and lost, and he’s determined that it will never happen again. Hardened by heartbreak, he stays focused on his work as sous chef at one of the island’s top seafood restaurants. When beautiful Georgie takes her place on the restaurant’s staff, Jace is resolved to keep her at arm’s length, and his downright rudeness her first week goes a long way in achieving that goal. Georgie, on the other hand, doesn’t want anything…

Every Father’s Daughter compiled by Margaret McMullan Book Tour! Review by LAWonder10!
Adult Books / June 15, 2015

I am pleased to participate in this Book Tour! First, we invite you to celebrate Father’s Day with Every Father’s Daughter:  Twenty-four Women Writers Remember Their Fathers (McPherson & Company), an anthology of honest essays by Alice Munro, Alexandra Styron, Maxine Kingston, Barbara Shoup and other distinguished writers hand-selected by Margaret. Publishers Weekly gave it a starred review. “What is it about the relationship between fathers and daughters that provokes so much exquisite tenderness, satisfying communion, longing for more, idealization from both ends, followed often if not inevitably by disappointment, hurt, and the need to understand and forgive, or to finger the guilt of not understanding and loving enough?” writes Phillip Lopate, in his introduction to Every Father’s Daughter, a collection of 25 personal essays by women writers writing about their fathers. The editor, Margaret McMullan, is a novelist and distinguished educator. About half of these essays were written by invitation for this anthology; others were selected by Ms. McMullan and her associate, Philip Lopate, who provides an introduction. The contributors include many well-known writers—Alice Munro, Jayne Anne Phillips, Alexandra Styron, Ann Hood, Bobbie Ann Mason, Maxine Hong Kingston, to name a few—as well as other writers perhaps less well-known but…

Wonder Horse by Anita Daher Blog Tour & Giveaway with Review by LAWonder10!

 THIS IS A FUN, EASY READ, FOR AGES 8 YEARS TO 14 YEARS OLD. JOIN ME IN THIS EXCITING TOUR AND GIVEAWAY!  THIS TOUR IS HOSTED BY  ….   ABOUT WONDER HORSE Wonder Horse by Anita Daher Publication Date: May 8, 2015 Publisher: Rebelight Publishing Fitting into a new school in a new city isn’t easy, but dreams come true for Sera with a gift from her parents: a gorgeous and spirited American Paint horse. Sera’s bubble bursts when a mean girl, Brittany, tells her that neither she nor her less than well-trained horse belong with the rest of the “reiners” in their riding class. As Sera sets out to prove Brittany wrong, she risks losing her passion for training and the friendship of Dev, another girl who truly understands her. An earlier version of this story was originally published by Stabenfeldt (Stavanger, Norway) in 2011 as Wager the Wonder Horse and distributed in six languages: Norwegian, Hungarian, Czech, German, Finnish and Swedish.  MY REVIEW:  Wonder Horse is a light read, fun book for children an YA! It is a story of various types of friendships, setting goals and working hard to obtain them,  and in adjusting to change. Sera was…

Welcome to Cover Reveal for Counter Clockwise by Elle Strauss!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 11, 2015

    THE COVER REVEAL FOR COUNTER CLOCKWISE IS HERE! This Tour is presented by Counter Clockwise by Elle Strauss (Clockwise, #5) Genres: Time-Travel, Young Adult Synopsis: High school senior Casey Donovan is in trouble. Again. If only she had trusted in Nate’s loyalty when he traveled to Spain with his college basketball team – despite the accompaniment of the cheerleading squad and Fiona the Floozy who’d made it super clear she wanted Nate for herself. Then she wouldn’t have made that impulsive trip to Hollywood and let Aiden do that stupid thing that threatened her relationship with Nate, and triggered a trip into the past. Only something is wildly wrong. She’s not in the 1860s like she should be. It’s 1929. And she didn’t come alone. Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25614040-counter-clockwise Purchase: Counter Clockwise is available for pre-order exclusively through the boxed set – Daring Hearts.  Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Daring-Hearts-Clean-Adventurous-Romantic-ebook/dp/B00XZDIPSI iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/daring-hearts-8-all-new-clean/id998090872?mt=11 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Elle_Strauss_The_Clockwise_Collection_Books_1_3?id=eGzwCAAAQBAJ&hl=en Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/544849 The first 3 books in The Clockwise Collection will be on sale for 0.99 (from 5.99) until June 15. Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Clockwise-Collection-Boxed-Set-ebook/dp/B008J59NR4 iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/clockwise–collection-books/id991746858?mt=11 kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/the-clockwise–collection-boxed-set Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-clockwise-collection-books-1-3-elle-strauss/1121860226?ean=2940148174035 The fourth book, CLOCKED, is free with subscription to Elle’s newsletter: http://smarturl.it/ESnewsletter AUTHOR BIO: Hey! I’m author LEE STRAUSS.I’m the author of the Minstrel Series (contemporary romance), A Nursery Rhyme Suspense (Sci-fi Mystery Romantic Suspense), the Perception Series…

Playing For Keeps Book Tour & Giveaway, Plus, Review by Ridenthewave!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 10, 2015

  If you want to enjoy a “clean” fun romance, this is the book to read!  This Book Tour is presented by Covenant Communications, Inc.       Football-loving TyAnne Daws has long admired BYU’s star quarterback from afar. This semester, she’s determined to step away from the sidelines and she has the perfect game plan for winning the heart of Anthony Rocket Rogers. When some smart moves land her in one of his classes, she finds herself in the perfect position to make her play. But as she gets to know the real Anthony, away from the lights of the stadium, Ty realizes that this is no game; she’s falling in love . . . Anthony takes full advantage of his all-star status, holding girls at arm’s length for one reason: it keeps him from repeating the same mistakes that once led to a devastating heartbreak. When he meets Ty, his assumption that she’s just another pretty face is quickly proven wrong. Though he’s completely drawn in by this sweet young woman, her intriguing mix of amusing football know-how, and her quiet selflessness, he will not let himself fall in love. But when faced with the reality of losing…

Upper West Side Story Book Tour, Review & Giveaway!
Adult Books / June 9, 2015

 This is an interesting, inspiring story of what could happen – and often does – in today’s society. Presented by.. Book Description:   Meet Bettina Grosjean, a professor of Women’s History, and her husband, a high-ranking environmental policymaker in the New York City mayor’s office. Once a pair of student radicals, they are now raising their two brainy children on New York’s Upper West Side. Here is the tale of their fierce parental love as it is tested in a startling eruption of racial hostility and political chicanery within the very community they have long loved and helped to build. Despite the deep love and affection they have for each other, their domestic life is suddenly thrown into crisis by a shocking and tragic event: During a school field trip, their son Max and his best friend, Cyrus, are horsing around when, in a freak accident, Cyrus falls down a flight of stairs, and dies a few days later. The fact that Cyrus is black, that his mother is Bettina’s closest friend–that jealousy, suspicion and resentment have long been simmering in the community, and that there are powerful political forces at work as well–all conspire to reveal an ugly underbelly of the community the…

It’s Here..Jumping Genres in June Giveaway Hop! June 6th – 20th, 2015

     Welcome to another wonderful & Fun Blog Hop!! I am REALLY Excited with the books donated by very talented authors on this site! Read below for more details. This hop is presented by Valerie @ Stuck In Books. Jumping Genres in June Giveaway Hop is here!!! Every blogger participating in this hop is featuring a book outside of the genres they normally read. However, this has been a difficult assignment because I read books in almost ALL genres…So, I am offering a variety!…And the WINNER IS..JOSY H.! CONGRATS! The Beach Book by Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield Paperback, 128 pages The Beach Book presents a whole host of activities and adventures to be enjoyed on the water’s edge by the sea, lakes and rivers. *Note: This is fairly self explanatory and a book full of fun, adventurous ideas! NEXT…. REMAKE BY ILIMA TODD Nine is the ninth female born in her batch of ten females and ten males. By design, her life in Freedom Province is without complications or consequences. However, such freedom comes with a price. The Prime Maker is determined to keep that price a secret from the new batches of citizens that are born, nurtured, and raised androgynously….

Summer in Snow Valley Book Tour Spotight!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 5, 2015

 YOU HAVE HEARD OF CHRISTMAS IN SNOW VALLEY …NOW IT IS SUMMER IN SNOW VALLEY  WITH THE SAME WONDERFUL, TALENTED AUTHORS! #1 Bestselling Authors of Christmas in Snow Valley, have teamed up again with six wonderful summer novellas that are sure to make your summer sweet and sassy!  Amazon * B&N * iTunes * Kobo * Smashwords Catching Caytie by Amazon Top Seller Cindy Roland Anderson On the night Caytie Holbrook intends to break up with her cheating boyfriend, he blindsides her by announcing their engagement at a dinner party. When Caytie discovers her father is in on the scheme, she runs away from her home in Beverly Hills to hide out at her uncle’s ranch in Snow Valley, Montana. While Snow Valley is a beautiful place, Caytie only plans to stay until her twenty-fifth birthday when she’ll inherit a trust fund her grandmother left her, allowing her to pursue her dream to move to Italy. That is until she meets Jace McAllister, an incredibly sexy—although somewhat grumpy—cowboy who threatens to disrupt her plans. Tin Foil Tiaras by Amazon Top Seller Jeanette Lewis Cameron Elliott has come to Snow Valley to coach Annalisa Drake in the Miss Snow Valley pageant,…

‘Anthony’ Book Tour & My Review!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 5, 2015

 Thank you for joining this Book Review Tour. presented by  Publisher: Harold J. Fischel (April 3, 2014) Category: New Adult, Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction Tour Date: May/June, 2015 Available in: Print & ebook, 309 Pages Life has never been easy for Anthony, the secret love child of a well-known US general and his beautiful mistress. After his father perishes in a plane crash, his cancer-stricken mother, Yuni, is forced to move with him to a tiny New York City apartment. And to make matters worse, he’s flagged as an easy target for neighborhood bullies, who constantly terrorize him inside and outside of school. But after a brutal attack prompts him to fight back in a fit of rage, things start to turn around for the young boy. He shows promise joining the swim and wrestling teams in school, and begins to grow into the tall and physically fit body he inherited from his father. Just when Anthony’s situation seems to be getting better, however, tragedy strikes his life yet again. In order to put the pieces back together, he turns to some of the strong female figures in his life. But it’s the one girl whom he least expects…

Frankie DuPont and the Lemon Festival Book Tour + Free Supplement!

Frankie DuPont is back again! Please join this Review tour and discover how you can receive you very own supplement to the book! This tour is sponsored by.. About the Book Title: Frankie Dupont and The Lemon Festival Fiasco | Author: Julie Anne Grasso | Illustrator: Alexander Avellino | Publication Date: March 29, 2015 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 100 | Recommended Ages: 8 to 12 Summary: Hot off cracking his first official case, Frankie Dupont is on the scene when his new teacher takes ill. The pint-sized detective suspects a classic case of sour grapes, but the evidence leads him to the one place he wouldn’t mind avoiding for the rest of his natural life. Enderby Manor has a few more secrets up her sleeve, and as Frankie begins to unravel them, he uncovers a plot stinkier than a sardine sandwich. In Book 2 of the Frankie Dupont Mysteries, Frankie will make some new friends, upset some old ones, and of course, there will be lemon meringue pie. My Review: Frankie DuPont is very suspicious. Thanks to his cousin, he is reminded frequently not to jump to conclusions. This saga is about a strange and surprising situation in connection…

‘To Ride a White Horse’ Book Tour/ Review & Giveaway on this site(ends 6/9/15)!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 3, 2015

  I have it on good authority this is a Book you will not want to miss out on! Enter the Giveaway below to Win your Own Copy! (Sorry..this giveaway is open to U.S./Can. residents only)  AND THE WINNER IS….Jessica W.! CONGRATS, JESSICA! This tour & giveaway is presented by… About To Ride a White Horse: • Paperback: 374 pages • Publisher: Aine Press (January 3, 2015) “A sweeping historical love story that hits all the marks.” – Publishers Weekly (starred review) Ireland 1846. The potato crop has failed for the second year in a row and Ireland is in famine. When Kathleen Deacey’s fiancé doesn’t return from a summer working in the Newfoundland fisheries, she faces a devastating choice—leave Ireland to find work or risk dying there. Despising the English for refusing to help Ireland, she crosses the Atlantic, determined to save her family and find her fiancé. But her journey doesn’t go as planned and she ends up in America, forced to accept the help of an English whaling captain, Jack Montgomery, to survive. As Jack helps her search for her fiancé and fight to save her family and country, she must confront her own prejudices and make…

Maggie’s Art: A Maggie McGill Mystery by Sharon Burch Toner – Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 2, 2015

Synopsis per Goodreads: When Florida psychotherapist, Maggie McGill, has a bad day at work does it mean burnout? How could she survive if she no longer could work as a therapist? Maggie picks up her paintbrush and finds that her art hobby provides balance that helps her continue her counseling career. Encouraged by her beloved daughter, Allie, Maggie attempts to market her art. But her budding art career is threatened by a cold, vicious murder, and Maggie and Allie find themselves embroiled in an adventure filled with danger and mystery. Once again Hadi, the enigmatic Sufi mystic, appears to help them. Who is Hadi really? Why does he appear and disappear so mysteriously? Will they ever find an answer to this conundrum? This fast paced mystery explores the delights of coastal Florida as the heroines romp through another delightful adventure. Back in their own hometown of Costa Mira, Maggie and Allie McGee exhibit wit, kindness, and courage while they struggle to solve this latest mystery. My Review: Maggie’s Art can be better understood if one first reads the initial Maggie McGill’s Image.  The adventure and intrigue captures the reader’s interest throughout the tale, with a few unexpected twists. The characters…

Guy Erma and the Son of the Empire: Hunter, plus, My Review!

Guy Erma and the Son of the Empire: HUNTER by Sally Ann Melia Book Description: 13-year-old Teodor was taken by the vicious Battle Borgs of Dome and now he must fight to survive. 13-year-old Guy Erma has been offered a chance to fight for his place in the Dome Elite. Only who will be his opponent? Will he face a Battle Borg of Dome? Once they were heroes. These men died as heroes in battle. Now they have been reincarnated as the fearsome vanguard of the Dome Elite. They are the Battle Borgs of Dome Two boys as different as any two boys might be. They face the same enemy, the same danger, the same fear -dare they trust each other? My Review: The Guy Erma saga continues with Hunter.  Karl Valvanchi – the visiting alien – comes to the aid of Sayginn – Teodor’s mother, to try to bring some comfort from her grieving. Guy and Teodor must fight for their lives but who will they fight? There can be only one winner…Who will it be? The action continues as Teodor is kept from discovery. The decision whether to allow Chart Sagat to continue to rule the Dome Elite,…

Kika the Upside-Down Girl Giveaway & Book Tour w/Guest Post & My Review!
Children's Books / June 2, 2015

This Story is so cute! Join me for a synopsis, my Review and a Guest Post preceding the generous Giveaway! I feel privileged to be a part of this fun Book Tour presented by… Book Description: Kika always seems to accomplish things differently than others and tends to get into trouble for it. She reminds us that choosing to be different is more than okay, and finding others to join in her upside down adventures makes her heart feel huge – especially when it involves somersaults, vaults, flips and kips! Join Kika, a girl who loves living upside down in a right side up world, on her unique journey to a fliptastic world! Kika reminds us that choosing to be different is more than okay, and finding others to join in her upside down adventures feels fliptastic – especially when it involves somersaults, vaults, flips and kips in the Gymnastics Emporium! My Review: This Hardbound book is of such quality, it is well wort the price! The illustrations done by Mike Motz are fantastic! The author begins the story with such energy, the reader is immediately captivated!  Many will relate to the uniqueness of Kika. Some who feel they do…

Interview with N.R. Bates -The Sharp End of Lightening – Plus Giveaway on this site!
Adult Books / June 1, 2015

      I am pleased to be a part of this Tour presented by… Please join us on as I interview NR Bates, Author of At the Sharp End of Lightening. Be Sure to enter the Giveaway on this site for a chance to win your own Print Copy available for giveaway in Print (U.S. Only) or your own ebook copy open Internationally! At The Sharp End of Lightning by NR Bates: Publisher: NR Bates (January 30, 2015) Category: Epic Fantasy, Magic Realism, Literary Fiction, Celtic Mythology, History Tour Date: May/June, 2015 Available in: Print & ebook, 239 Pages AT THE SHARP END OF LIGHTNING is the tale of family, of loss and sacrifice, of unexpected gifts and coping with disability and new abilities set against the backdrop of climate change occurring across parallel worlds. The intertwined worlds of Oceanlight and Earth are no longer hidden from view of each other. In one realm, Yalara Narika, a winged Sea Sprite, searches for her family and she encounters a deadly blue haze at sea. Escaping the poison makes her realize that her world, Oceanlight, is experiencing sudden and catastrophic environmental change. Meanwhile, in the safe suburban normality of North Wales, Einion Morgan…

Blog Hop again! Come Out & Play Giveaway Hop! Giveaway ends 6/15/15.

Aren’t Blog Hops Wonderful? The  Theme is Come Out & Play, but my donation is for Kids & older…Restful Nap-time with stories is very important… Plus, Don’t Forget Fun Picnics with Story Time! I have some delightful Children’s books to offer! I wish ALL of you “Good Luck” in winning! Thanks for joining us! This hop is presented by …http://themommyisland.blogspot.com and http://thekidsdidit.com The Mommy Island has joined with The Kids Did It to organize this event. Several other bloggers have joined to bring our readers a fun giveaway hop that’s all about getting outside and playing! Each giveaway on this hop will feature a fun prize worth $15 or more and we hope you find some fun new ways to enjoy the great outdoors. At The Mommy Island, she is offering a Safari Tent and Tunnel Combo! Enter for an opportunity to win the grand prize, then hop along for more chances to win.  FOR MY DONATION TO THIS FUN HOP, ONE WINNER WILL WIN ALL FOUR CHILDREN’S BOOKS! SORRY…THE GIVEAWAY ON THIS SITE IS OPEN TO U.S./CANADA RESIDENTS ONLY…And the Winner is…Katrina A.! Trouble on the Tracks Once again Ruby and Maude tangle with the notorious, Jake Hawker after he…