A BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY! September is For Sequels Blog Hop! (ends 9/8/15)

This Hop Offers Sequels other than the 1st one! For those who have never read a book in a particular series, be a “good sport” and order the one prior to the books won! This could be named Author Appreciation Hop! These are all great sequels! THIS HOP IS PRESENTED BY LISA LOVES LITERATURE. FOR MY SITE, I HAVE THREE GREAT AUTHORS WITH THREE SEQUELS TO THEIR FABULOUS BOOKS! A book for each age group! (SORRY, THIS GIVEAWAY FOR U.S./CAN. RESIDENTS ONLY.) – CONGRATS TO NICOLE D. THE WINNER! This first book is written for ages 8-18 but is a great book for any age! It is #20 in the Learn to Draw Series. – Be sure to “check out all the others on http://www.quartoknows.com/ Learn to Draw Rainforest & Jungle Animals: Step-by-step drawing instructions for 25 exotic creatures  by Robbin Cuddy January 1, 2013 Learn to Draw Forest Animals and Other Wildlife is an adventurous addition to the Learn to Draw Series. Forest, frontier and prairie animals are beautiful and majestic, peaceful and ferocious. Children will learn to draw a bald eagle, a gentle deer, and a grizzly bear, among others, by following the simple step-by-step instructions. In addition,…

A Pirate’s Time Served Book Tour & Book Review by LAWonder10!
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / August 30, 2015

THIS BOOK IS SURE TO BE A FAVORITE AMONG YOUTH AND FAMILIES! Brought to you by Worldwind VBT SYNOPSIS Careful what you wish for… Sarah Schilling’s twelve year-old brother is wicked smart. But this? Pure genius. Brian snagged an invitation to spend the summer with their favorite aunt and uncle on St. Croix. Uncle Jack tells them, “There will probably be some swimming, some diving. We like to run. There’s a range, so maybe you’ll learn to shoot. Cooking. Your Aunt Helen is a classically trained chef. You knew that, right? There’s the Mallard seaplane, so maybe you’ll learn something about flying. That sort of thing.” That sort of thing sounds like too much work for Sarah Schilling’s summer on the beach. Until Brian’s scuba regulator mysteriously fails sixty feet underwater. Her training snaps into laser focus. During Brian’s rescue they unearth the 250 year-old secret of Black Bart—the pirate and his ghost. The discovery launches them into a hurricane of peril at the hands of modern-day pirates. The Schilling family will not survive unless Brian and Sarah discover the most powerful weapon that is within themselves. A Pirate’s Time Served is a YA thriller of a ghost story. It shows how two…

RELEASE DAY BLAST & GIVEAWAY for CHALK LINES & LIPSTICK by Ophelia London + Review by Ridenthewave!
Adult Books , Contemporary Romance / August 30, 2015

This Sounds Like a Great Tale! Don’t forget to enter the Giveaway! This Tour is presented by … We’re celebrating the release of CHALK LINES AND LIPSTICK by Ophelia London! Check out the excerpt and giveaway below! Title: CHALK LINES AND LIPSTICK by Ophelia London Age group: Adult Genre: Cozy Mystery/Romantic Comedy Publisher: Gemma Halliday Scheduled to release: August 11, 2015 Goodreads Amazon: http://amzn.to/1DGt2vz BN: http://bit.ly/1DBca9G Kobo: http://bit.ly/1DGtbiG iBooks: http://apple.co/1IYoS2A BLURB: Maren Colepepper thought she had it all: a career at a fashion magazine, a successful boyfriend, and a glamorous New York lifestyle. She thought wrong. When her glamorous life suddenly goes belly up, Maren finds herself forced to take the only job she can find at a small town newspaper in the tiny northern California hometown she fled ten years ago. While Maren expected her new job in no-wheres-ville to kill her with boredom, She never expected to be front row to a shooting on her very first day! Worse yet, Maren is knocked unconscious at the scene, and when she comes to, the body has gone missing and she’s been scooped by another reporter. Talk about a bad first impression. Now Maren is hot on the trail of…

FLESH & BLOOD BLOG TOUR & Book Review by LAWonder10!
Adult Books / August 29, 2015

Welcome to this Blog Tour for popular author, Patricia Cornwell’s, Flesh and Blood book, plus, my Review! This Tour is presented by Flesh and Blood by Patricia Cornwell Book Details: Genre: Women Sleuths | Crime | Suspense Published by: William Morrow  Publication Date: 06/30/2015 Number of Pages: 512  ISBN: 9780062325358 Synopsis: It’s Dr. Kay Scarpetta’s birthday, and she’s about to head to Miami for a vacation with Benton Wesley, her FBI profiler husband, when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind their Cambridge house. Is this a kids’ game? If so, why are all of the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted? Her cellphone rings, and Detective Pete Marino tells her there’s been a homicide five minutes away. A high school music teacher has been shot with uncanny precision as he unloaded groceries from his car. No one has heard or seen a thing. In this 22nd Scarpetta novel, the master forensic sleuth finds herself in the unsettling pursuit of a serial sniper who leaves no incriminating evidence except fragments of copper. The shots seem impossible, yet they are so perfect they cause instant death. The victims appear to have had nothing in common,…

WELCOME, RELUCTANT STRANGER Blog Tour & Giveaway(ends10/2/15) + Hello, Agnieszka Book Review
Adult Books / August 28, 2015

Welcome to this continuing Book Tour for the Intriguing series of Between Two Worlds! Today I am reviewing Book 2 – Hello, Agnieszki! If you haven’t yet entered this awesome Giveaway, Please do that today on the Rafflecopter below! Once Again, this Tour is presented by… Book Description for Hello, Agnieszka!  (Book #2):  A raw tale of early love, rivalry and betrayal. Her oldest son’s suicide attempt shocks the Halversons and forces Agnieszka to reveal a past she has kept from her children. Passion for music. Hearing her talented, irrepressible grandaunt Jola, a concert pianist in Poland, give a piano recital, young Agnieszka discovers a passion for music. Jola hones her talent and feeds her dreams. Shattered dreams. Real-world problems, thorny relations with a mother tied to her roots and betrayal by Jola shatter her dreams. A 70s love story. Agnieszka falls in love, but fate deals her first love a death blow. She rises from the losses she has suffered and gets a second chance at happiness. A mother’s youthful dreams thwarted and renewed, amidst the exciting promise of the 70s. My REVIEW: The family is in a state of shock as Mrs. Halverson relates her never before revealed story…

Wabanaki Blues Book Tour & Giveaway!(ends 8/31/15)
Adult Books / August 27, 2015

WELCOME TO THIS BOOK TOUR FOR THE YA BOOK… Wabanaki Blues by Melissa Zobel Book Details: Genre: Young Adult Mystery Published by: The Poisoned Pencil  Publication Date: June 2, 2015 Number of Pages: 342  ISBN: 9781929345120 Synopsis: “Some days you appreciate the dead; others, you don’t dare think about them.” When Mona Lisa LaPierre, aka “the girl who never smiles,” is sent to stay with Grumps, her reclusive grandfather, she is not exactly thrilled. Still, she slings her beloved guitar, Rosalita, over her shoulder and sets out to meet her destiny—which pops up, variously, as a blonde bear named Marilynn, a fellow musician named Del, and a green-flamed motorcycle that was last seen racing away from her high school the day a student named Mia Delaney disappeared eighteen years ago. Mona’s search for Mia’s murderer becomes a quest for identity, love and meaning, and she is guided along the way by Grumps and her dead grandmother, Bilki, whose spirit speaks to her in moments of need. MY REVIEW: Many youth – especially those of Native American Indian descent – will relate to Wakanabi Blues. It is a poignant tale of tone woman’s challenges during those difficult years between 17 and…

The Early Cretaceous Book Tour and Special Giveaway For YA/Children’s BOOK! (end9/9/15)!
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / August 26, 2015

This is a Wonderful Book for kids of all ages! I am excited to offer a chance for you to win your own signed hard copy on my site! …AND THE WINNER IS : LAURA T.!  This Book Tour is presented by the Quarto Publishing Group USA About Ancient Earth Journal: The Early Cretaceous HC 9781633220331 $19.95/$23.95 Canada  |Imprint: Walter Foster Jr Pub. Date: September 1, 2015 |Pages: 112 Ages: 8 to 12 What it would be like to see a living, breathing dinosaur? The Early Cretaceous brings readers closer to prehistoric life than ever before. By combining the latest paleontological findings with highly detailed, intimate drawings of wildlife from the Early Cretaceous, readers will look into the eyes of some of the most fascinating creatures to ever inhabit the earth. Written and illustrated in the style of a naturalist’s notebook, the viewer will be given a first-hand account of what it is like to stand alongside everything from the first birds to flying dinosaurs to some of the largest creatures ever to walk the earth. Through detailed illustrations and descriptive narrative, readers will discover how some dinosaurs survived polar blizzards, while others were able to pump blood five stories…

Confessions of a Fat Girl Book Tour and Giveaway(ends 8/31/15) + My Review !
Adult Books / August 26, 2015

Welcome to this poignant tale of one Young Woman’s battle with Life! This Book Tour is presented by IFB Book Tours Release date: August 4th 2015 Synopsis via Goodreads: Smart and ambitious Season Minett was homeschooled, got accepted into college at 16, graduated with a B.A. in English at 20, got a job at a prestigious magazine at 21, and isn’t afraid to go after what she wants. Twenty-two-year-old Season has it made and everyone knows it. Except Season herself.   People can gush over her all day long, but Season knows they’re just being nice. In reality, she’s accomplished nothing. She doesn’t work hard enough, can’t get her book published, and worst of all at 5’6, 180 pounds with a thirty-two inch waist, a forty-four inch hip, and arms too big for her body, she’s fat and ugly. She’s such a disappointment that after her mother divorced Season’s dad, she went to live with her new, younger boyfriend and left Season to mother the rest of her siblings. So Season is quite bewildered when the guy she sees every weekend at the bookstore shows serious interest in her. And she ends up liking him. A lot.   Season’s not naive enough…

Aftermath Lounge Book Tour – Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books / August 25, 2015

Just in time for the Anniversary of hurricane Katrina, Aftermath Lounge brings this historical devastation to mind. Be sure to read the account of the author’s own “Aftermath”. Welcome to this Book Tour presented by by Allessandra Wike Aftermath Lounge by Margaret McMullan ! On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed 95% of the small coastal town of Pass Christian, Mississippi. With a 28-foot storm surge, the highest recorded in U.S. history, 55-foot waves, and winds reaching 120 mph, the town was wiped off the map temporarily. Award-winning author Margaret McMullan saw the destruction firsthand. Her family’s historic Gulf Coast home her father’s beloved southern jewel was one of the houses in Pass Christian devastated by Katrina. Despite the chaos immediately following the storm, McMullan’s family was among the first to rebuild and donated to the Red Cross, the Pass Christian fire station, and the Pass Christian library. During this time, McMullan witnessed small acts of heroism that inspired her to write about the community and its people, and how tragedy shapes our character. In 2010, she was awarded a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship to complete the project. Born in part out of her family’s deep connection to…

Madison’s Song Blog Tour + Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books / August 22, 2015

This is indeed unique to my collection of reviews!  I Love Variety! This Blog Tour is presented by …   SYNOPSIS: Her voice is enchanting; his soul is black… Madison Carter has been terrified of Scott Lee since the night he saved her from an evil sorcerer – then melted into a man-eating monster before her eyes. The werewolf is a slave to the moon, but Madison’s nightmares are not. Despite her fears, when Madison’s brother, Clinton, is bitten by a werewolf, she knows there is only one man who can help. A man who frightens her all the more because even in her nightmares, he also thrills her. Together for the first time since that terrible night, Scott and Madison drive to Clinton’s home only to discover that he’s vanished. Frantic now, Madison must overcome her fears and uncover hidden strengths if she hopes to save him. And she’s not the only one fighting inner demons. Scott’s are literal, and they have him convinced that he will never deserve the woman he loves. *Stand-alone companion to the Cassie Scot series PURCHASE:  B & N |  Amazon MY REVIEW: Madison’s Song is an unusual tale of mythic paranormal powers which…

WELCOME, RELUCTANT STRANGER Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY + My Reviews!(ends 10/2/2015)
Adult Books / August 21, 2015

Welcome to another Fantastic Book Tour and Giveaway and the opportunity to read all the various reviews about this series. This Tour is presented by the Awesome … Book Description for Hello, My Love (Book #1): This thoughtful woman’s romance novel explores the inner life (thoughts, hopes, and doubts) of a couple as they contend with the realities of compelling relationships. A modern-day pastiche of Jane Austen novels. Elise is a bright, beautiful law student, focused on a career and distrustful of men. She butts heads with Greg at her parents’ dinner parties. Dark, good-looking, internet-business owner, he finds Elise intriguing, so unlike the dark-haired seductive beauties he used to escort around. Specter of revenge. Unable to deny their attraction for each other, they spend an unexpected night together two days before he is to wed someone else. Lori, the jilted fiancé, exacts revenge, tearing Greg and Elise apart and forcing them to face who they are and what they really want. An accident. Older and wiser, Greg and Else reunite two years later. He is in for a surprise. Later, their lives are thrown again into disarray when Elise becomes the victim of a hit-and-run. Is Lori back to…

CLEAR YOUR SHELF GIVEAWAY HOP!!(ends 8/27)

I LOVE THESE HOPS! IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS VISIT OFTEN FOR GIVEAWAY HOPS GALORE! IT WILL GIVE YOU A HOLIDAY BOOST FOR ANY HOP YOU WIN THE PRIZE FROM! FOR MY CLEAR SHELF GIVEAWAY, I AM OFFERING TO ONE U.S. WINNER, THE THREE BOOKS BELOW. …AND THE WINNER IS: Elizabeth H.! An Adult Scy-Fy …Tresspassers by Todd & Tim Wynn When four alien visitors arrive on Earth and disappear into the cornfields of Indiana, it is Stewart Faulkner’s job to find them. Who they are, where they’re headed, and what’s important enough to make them jump from a moving spaceship are all questions that Stewart must uncover. And he will have to do it all while 1) training a new team member named Mindy—who is developing a crush on him; 2) flying under the radar of his boss to make sure he’s not removed from the case; and 3) staying one step ahead of a government agent named Karl Bruner, who is determined to expose the presence of aliens on Earth. About this author Todd Wynn: THINGS I’VE WRITTEN: A Novel Five Screenplays Short Stories Poems Grocery Lists Other People’s Bios (because apparently this is what friends think a…

Legally and Lawfully Yours Book Tour & Giveaway! Review by Ridenthewave.
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / August 19, 2015

Anita Stansfield is a very well-known romance author throughout the LDS community. I invite readers of all faiths – or no faiths – to read her fantastic stories often based on actual situations. You will not be disappointed. They are all very cleanly written. This Book Tour is Hosted by Covenant Communications, Inc.             Following the revelation of her fiancé’s philandering ways, high-powered New York attorney Shannon Turney’s wedding is off. At a time like this, the last thing she can handle is family drama. But when she learns how far her brother and sister-in-law’s lives have spiraled out of control, the only thought in her mind is the safety of her young niece and nephew. After Shannon is granted custody, she and the children are eager to run long and far from their problems. The end of the road is Sugar City, a place as delightful as its name implies. In the tiny town, Shannon gets much more of a change than she bargained for. Welcomed with open arms by the townspeople, including the handsome local veterinarian, Shannon and the children slowly begin to heal. But when their idyllic existence is threatened by the…

Review & Giveaway Tour of ‘The Lost Concerto’ by Helaine Mario!
Adult Books / August 18, 2015

This is a very well written tale which Giveaway is being offered on my site! Enter to win here and enter to win on the other group Rafflecopter Giveaway as well!…on Tour August 1-31, 2015 Please note…This is a definite adult book because of language and a couple of sexual situations. Hosted by                                    The Lost Concerto by Helaine Mario Book Details: Genre: Mystery, Suspense Published by: Oceanview Publishing  Publication Date: July 1st 2015 Number of Pages: 443      ISBN: 9781608091515 Synopsis: A woman and her young son flee to a convent on a remote island off the Breton coast of France. Generations of seafarers have named the place Ile de la Brume, or Fog Island. In a chapel high on a cliff, a tragic death occurs and a terrified child vanishes into the mist. The child’s godmother, Maggie O’Shea, haunted by the violent deaths of her husband and best friend, has withdrawn from her life as a classical pianist. But then a recording of unforgettable music and a grainy photograph surface, connecting her missing godson to a long-lost first love. The photograph will draw Maggie inexorably into a collision course with criminal forces, decades-long secrets, stolen art and musical artifacts,…

Strange Country Day by Charles Curtis Release Day Blitz & Giveaway!
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / August 18, 2015

            ABOUT STRANGE COUNTRY DAY: Title: Strange Country Day  Author: Charles Curtis Publication date: August 18, 2015 Publisher: Tantrum Books/Month9Books, LLC.   Alexander Graham Ptuiac, the son of an inventor, wants to play for the school’s football team. During tryouts, and under the watchful eye of the team’s coach, he suddenly manifests mysterious superhuman powers. Alexander makes the team, but not before the some ill-intended adults take notice, putting his life in danger. Alex struggles to suppress and control his strange new abilities, worried about exposing his secret and being kicked off the football team. Then he befriends Dex, a diminutive classmate who can somehow jump as high as ten feet in the air. Seems Alex isn’t the only one at school with a secret. As the school year unfolds, Alex will find himself the target of bullies, holding hands with his first crush and discovering the shocking truth about himself and his parents. Link to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21424785-strange-country-day Purchase Links: Amazon | B&N | BAM | Chapters | Kobo | TBD | iBooks ABOUT CHARLES CURTIS: Charles Curtis is a writer and journalist based in New York City. He has reported and written for publications including NJ.com (where he is currently the site’s sports buzz reporter), The…

FANTASTIC $250. CASH GIVEAWAY BEGINNING AUGUST 17TH ENDING SEPTEMBER 7TH! ENTER HERE!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / August 16, 2015

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN $250. CASH!! Back to School – Back to Books $250 Cash Giveaway August 17th to September 7th Prize: Winner’s choice of $250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon.com Gift Code…AND THE WINNER IS:  Jeanna S. Sponsor List I Am A Reader Author Martha Reynolds Unshelfish The Discerning Reader Raven Haired Girl DS Venetta ~ Author middle grade fiction Heather @ Townsend House Talia Jager, YA Author Kimber Leigh Wheaton TMBA Corbett The Page Unbound Author MK McClintock Carolyn Cooper Kindle and Me Book Nerd Addict Live Life Blog Simple Wyrdings Krysten Lindsay Hager author Rockin’ Book Reviews Here We Go Again…Ready? Ann Swann – Suspense and more Author Inger Iversen Crystal’s Chaotic Confessions Bella Street’s Time Travel Romance Bonnie Blythe Pure Romance Taylor Dean Books Every Free Chance Books LeahSay’s Views My Book Self A Tattered Copy Glistering Bs Blog Lori’s Reading Corner Free Bookster Kelly’s Lucky You Chicas Love to Read Hall Ways Bound 4 Escape Book Reviews and Giveaways Author Wendi Sotis MagicalCoolCatMysteries Laurisa Reyes – Author Giveaway Details $250 in Paypal Cash (alternately the winner can choose a $250 Amazon.com Gift Code) Ends 9/7/15 Open only to…

The Contaminants Book Review Tour – Review by LAWonder10
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / August 15, 2015

Welcome to The Contaminants by Devin K. Smyth Blog Tour! This is geared to youth ages 12 to 18 years of age but Adults will find it interesting too. This Tour is presented by the Fabulous   About the Book Title: The Contaminants (New Dakota Series, Volume 1) | Author: Devin K. Smyth | Publication Date: June 9, 2015 | Publisher: Firedrake Books, LLC (2nd Edition) | Pages: 230 | Recommended Ages: 12+ Amazon * Smashwords * Goodreads Summary: When the American government’s attempt to “purify” Earth causes a worldwide nuclear holocaust, teen friends Jessil and Soraj are among the few to escape the planet. Orbiting in a cruiser designed to help regenerate Earth’s ecosystem, they assist Soraj’s father, who leads the process to salvage a location for the cruiser’s safe return. But when a mysterious distress signalarrives from Earth, Jessil is desperate to discover who sent it. She and Soraj join the reconnaissanceteam that descends to the planet, a world very different from the one they knew. In such a strange land, can their search-and-rescue effort succeed? And if it does, will it mean failure for Earth’s recovery? More Buzz About the Book “The Contaminants, a work of dystopian…

Review, Guest Post + A Special GIVEAWAY FOR ‘HEART DANCING’ Blog Tour !(ends 9/5/15)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / August 14, 2015

OOPS! I excitedly posted my Review and this giveaway and left off the Guest POST! I simply forgot! My sincere apologies! Please take the time to read my Guest post by the author. This is a whole new idea in a captivating story form. Be sure to enter the giveaway for not only your opportunity to receive this unusual and delightful book, but to win unique token jewelry and even a Starbucks Gift Card!  This awesome Book Tour is presented by…     Book Description: What if your heart stops dancing? Brian, his wife Christine and their 14 year-old daughter, Savanna, are a typical American family. Their lives begin to unravel when a dark secret from their past threatens to destroy them. Divorce seems imminent unless they discover a miracle. Savanna refuses to stand by and watch her family self-destruct. A mysterious young woman and her dog show Savanna how to look past the physical and see the spiritual side of her situation. A leap of faith and willingness to change her perspective gives Savanna a new view of her life, her values and her purpose. But can the adults give up their stories about the past that are tearing…

NEW BLITZ & Giveaway for 8/12 from Michelle Diener: DARK HORSE (Sci-Fi)
Adult Books / August 14, 2015

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Welcome to the Book Blitz for Dark Horse By Michelle Diener Stepping into the Unknown Intro to Dark Horse I’m a writer, but I’ve also always been a reader. I’ve read voraciously my whole life in almost every genre. I’ve always written, even as a child, and when I finally started to write seriously, with the intent of publication, it was honestly a struggle to decide what kind of stories to write. I had so many ideas. I wrote fantasy, I wrote a time travel, and I wrote historical fiction. The book that got me my agent and a publishing contract with Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books was a historical, and given how much I love history and reading historicals, that was a very happy place for me. But part of my love of story has always been fairy tales, myth and legend. The original blueprints for all stories. There is something so fundamental and archetypal about fairy tales, and I found myself writing fantasies based on fairy tales between my historicals, which helped to keep me fresh in both genres. And then, I found the stories that were coming to me, and speaking…

Portrait of Lies Blog Tour & Giveaway! Book Review by Ridenthewave! (Hurry! Giveaway ends 8/14/15)
Adult Books / August 14, 2015

This is another great book by Clair M. Poulson…They are always “clean”! Please be sure to enter the Giveaway here as well! This Book Review Tour is Presented by Covenant Communications, Inc.           It was a robbery gone bad, or so they said. For Detective Trey Shotwell, the murder of his mother, a prominent artist, was the catalyst for setting aside his own artistic aspirations to pursue a career in law enforcement—despite the opposition of his father, also a famous painter. When he agrees to attend an art auction featuring his father’s work, the cruise ship locale provides the relaxation that Trey needs—and when he meets stunning fellow passenger Ariah Stanton, the undeniable chemistry they share is an unexpected bonus. But the tranquil voyage quickly turns into a nightmare at sea. The Shotwell paintings have disappeared, and amidst the chaotic hunt for the thief, a murderer is free to roam the halls of the ship. Ariah finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time, and miraculously escapes the murderer—for now. But another victim is not so lucky… The crime is eerily reminiscent of the death of Trey’s mother so many years before. But this…

Book Tour For ‘THE 3RD WOMAN’ by Jonathan Freedland
Adult Books / August 11, 2015

Hi! Welcome to the Third Woman Blog Tour. This tour is presented by … About The 3rd Woman • Hardcover: 480 pages • Publisher: Harper (August 4, 2015) The first two murders went unnoticed. The third will change everything. . . . She can’t save her sister. Journalist Madison Webb is obsessed with exposing lies and corruption. But she never thought she’d be investigating her own sister’s murder. She can’t trust the police. Madison refuses to accept the official line that Abigail’s death was an isolated crime. She uncovers evidence that suggests her sister was the third victim in a series of killings hushed up as part of a major conspiracy. She can expose the truth. In a United States that now bows before the People’s Republic of China, corruption is rife—the government dictates what the “truth” is. With her life on the line, Madison must give up her quest for justice—or face the consequences. . . . Purchase Links Amazon | IndieBound | Barnes & Noble My Review: The Third Woman is very well written, captivating reader’s interest to the very last page. It is a story of a woman’s untiring efforts to prove the “suicide” of her younger…

Check this Out! Meeda and Me Series by Rhonda Paglia – Book Review by LAWonder10
Children's Books / August 11, 2015

This is a new series Written and Illustrated by author Rhonda Paglia. It is a clever and educational series for 2 to 8 years old. Meeda and Me (book #1) Sofie and Meeda look like twins. They were born on the same day and they like the same things, but they are NOT sisters! This early reader book introduces two little girls who are alike in many ways, but also very different! “Look Back in the Book” activities are included. My Review: Has your reflection ever followed you?  Sofie’s does! This is a fun fantasy book for very young children. The book cover offers a perfect idea of what this tale is about. It is also colorfully eye-catching. The Title is also a good “fit”. The Illustrations Are all simple and very colorful. At the end of the story are a few pages of learning activities to enhance cognitive retention and skills. The Woozler (A Meeda and Me Story Book #2) Recipient of “Mom’s Choice Silver Award” for Excellence Sofie and Meeda are not twins, but they were born on the same day. The Woozler lives in their backyard. He grumbles. He doesn’t like people. Worst of all, someone stole…

GIVEAWAYS GALORE! Back to Reality Giveaway Hop!(ends 8/25/15)

Welcome to The Back to Reality Giveaway Hop, brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers. One U.S./CAN Winner will receive Five Physical Copies of The Outstanding Books Below! Congrats to the Winner Carrie S.!! HOSTED BY: Mama Smith’s Blog & Women and Their Pretties CO-HOSTED BY: Our Mini Family nEvermore! Synopsis per Goodreads: Compiled by multi-award winning editors, Nancy Kilpatrick and Caro Soles, nEvermore! Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre presents a tantalizing selection of imaginative stories by New York Times bestselling and prize-winning authors, including: Colleen Anderson Kelley Armstrong Margaret Atwood Robert Bose Jane Petersen Burfield Rick Chiantaretto J. Madison Davis Barbara Fradkin Nancy Holder Michael Jecks Tanith Lee Robert Lopresti Richard Christian Matheson David McDonald Lisa Morton William Nolan (with Jason Brock, Sunni Brock) Loren Rhoads Christopher Rice Thomas S. Roche Uwe Sommerlad Carol Weekes & Michael Kelly Chelsea Quinn Yarbro This anthology consists of 22 original tales that blend supernatural and mystery elements in unique re-imaginings of Edgar Allan Poe’s exquisite stories. nEvermore! Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre is an homage to the great American writer, the incomparable Edgar Allan Poe, and a must-have for every fan of his work. NANCY KILPATRICK: is a…

Eleanor and the King Blog Tour & a Great Giveaway!(Hurry! Ends 8/14/15!)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / August 6, 2015

I love wonderful & “clean” Historical Fiction books such as this one! Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter drawing at the end of this post for a chance to win your very own copy + a $25. Amazon Gift Card!! This Book Tour is presented by Covenant Communications, Inc. ELEANOR and the IRON KING by Julie Daines Paperback, 224 pages Published August 1st 2015 by Covenant Communications Eleanor de Lacy is forced into an arranged marriage with her father’s greatest enemy, Brac Goch, the Welsh king. All Eleanor knows of Brac is that he is a ruthless, war hungry man. Eleanor arrives at the Welsh castle of Bryn Du already expecting the worst. When the ghost of Brac Goch’s first wife appears and warns her that the Welsh king is not to be trusted, all of Eleanor’s fears are confirmed. As the countdown to her wedding day approaches, Eleanor must figure out who is lying, who is telling the truth, who is loyal, and who is the traitor–and most of all, if she can love an enemy king. BOOK REVIEW BY RIDENTHEWAVE:  I loved this book!! It will catch your attention and wrap you up into the storyline from the…

‘Onyx Webb’ by Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton Tour & Review + Giveaway on this Blog! (ends 8/18/15)
Adult Books / August 5, 2015

This was a very different reading experience! Enter the Giveaway at the end of this post for a chance to win your own Print Copy (U.S.ONLY) or a Kindle Copy (U.S./Can ONLY)! You will have to read it to discover why it is so unique and mysterious! Onyx Webb by Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton: Publisher: Courage Crafters Inc. (March 17, 2015) Category: Paranormal Suspense, Paranormal Romance, Supernatural Thriller Tour Date: August & September, 2015 ISBN: 978-0990751816 ASIN: B00VIP8KLC Available in: Print & ebook, 264 Pages The Onyx Webb series follows the unusual life of Onyx Webb along with a central group of characters in various locations and times. The billionaire Mulvaney family, piano prodigy Juniper Cole and her brother Quinn, paranormal show hosts Cryer and Fudge, and a few others make up the core of the series. Written like a book version of a supernatural soap opera, each character’s story moves forward with most every episode. It may appear that the characters are entirely unrelated and yet episode by episode, the connections will become clearer. Like being an inch away from a spider web, with each book, the web will move further and further away revealing the full story…

Attention! “Check out” this Cover Reveal & Giveaway for Holly Hearts Headlines by Kenley Conrad! (ends 8/17/15)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / August 5, 2015

Hi Everyone! This looks like another opportunity to read and perhaps win another terrific book!                       Welcome to the Cover Reveal for Holly Hearts Headlines By Kenley Conrad book 2 in the Holly Hearts Hollywood series, presented by Swoon Romance! Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post! Holly Hart has it all: designer clothes, affluent friends, a recording contract, and she’s dating the biggest pop star in America. It’s too bad he can’t be seen with her in public. It’s even worse that he seems so very cozy with Lacey, the girl who seems to enjoy stealing Holly’s dream and taking all the credit for their platinum-selling album. And Lacey? Well she couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket, but that hasn’t stopped her from basking in the glow of the fame and fortune that comes with pretending to be Holly. Yet, Holly signed a contract vowing to never reveal her true identity as the girl behind the hit songs. Her record label doesn’t want anyone to know their teen dream is really a chubby, insecure girl from Iowa. Holly needs to focus on finals. She can’t let herself be distracted by the extremely…

Playing Big by Tara Mohr – Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / August 4, 2015

A groundbreaking women’s leadership expert and popular conference speaker gives women the practical skills to voice and implement the changes they want to see—in themselves and in the world In her coaching and programs for women, Tara Mohr saw how women were “playing small” in their lives and careers, were frustrated by it, and wanted to “play bigger.” She has devised a proven way for them to achieve their dreams by playing big from the inside out. Mohr’s work helping women play bigger has earned acclaim from the likes of Maria Shriver and Jillian Michaels, and has been featured on the Todayshow, CNN, and a host of other media outlets. Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In gave many women new awareness about what kinds of changes they need to make to become more successful; yet most women need help implementing them. In the tradition of Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly, Playing Big provides real, practical tools to help women quiet self-doubt, identify their callings, “unhook” from praise and criticism, unlearn counterproductive good girl habits, and begin taking bold action. While not all women aspire to end up in the corner office, every woman aspires to something. Playing Big fills a major gap among…

The Price They Paid: Enduring Wounds of War by Michael Putzel – Book Review & Observation By LAWonder10!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / August 3, 2015

This is only one small account of lives affected in many ways by war. It is our responsibility and duty to become informed and not “bury our heads in the dirt”! The fullness of truth is no longer being taught in schools. Most of us do not want to hear or read of all the negativity in the world but we need to search it out or be condemned to death for not being aware and wise. The Price They Paid: Enduring Wounds of War by Michael Putzel. Synopsis per Amazon: The Price ­They Paid is the stunning and dramatic true story of a legendary helicopter commander in Vietnam and the flight crews that followed him into the most intensive helicopter warfare ever—and how that brutal experience has changed their lives in the forty years since the war ended. -Nine million Americans served in the military during the Vietnam era. -2.6 million of them served in Vietnam. -Fewer than a million of those saw combat. -In 2015, 58,300 names were listed on The Wall as killed or still missing. -More than 300,000 were wounded. Reliable statistics aren’t available to tell us how many died later due to exposure to Agent…

HOP INTO ‘Beach Reads in August Blog Hop’ GIVEAWAY!! Yay!

YOU’VE GOT IT!…ANOTHER FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY HOP! IF YOU DO NOT WIN ON ONE SITE, THERE ARE ALMOST SEVENTY OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO WIN! ON MY SITE, THERE ARE PHYSICAL COPIES OF THREE BOOKS ONE US/CAN WINNER WILL RECEIVE & TWO E-COPIES OF BOOKS ONE INTERNATIONAL WINNER WILL RECEIVE. READ BELOW ABOUT THE BOOKS AND AUTHORS YOU WILL RECEIVE IF YOUR NAME IS CHOSEN BY THE RAFFLECOPTER!  THESE ARE LIGHT, FUN, BEACH READS OR GREAT AT ANY TIME! The Winners are…Jan L. for the U.S./Can drawing & Carolina R for the International drawing! This Blog Hop is Presented by the AWESOME StuckInBooks!   This First Book is  a Humorous “Chic Lit” Adult Novel.  MANHATTAN MADNESS BY A. R. ALAN SYNOPSIS: Matilda “Mat” Anastasia Carvel is a very talented and ambitious portrait-painter, but she’s also young and naive. After ditching her dysfunctional Arkansas family and helping herself to a new wardrobe from a Salvation Army dumpster, she runs away to New York City. Mat soon finds herself engulfed in the chaotic pace of Manhattan. Between sharing a roach-infested basement apartment with two ditzy sisters, a rich bag lady, and a cross-dressing gay couple, she winds up supporting the slackers by painting portraits of…