The Soldier’s Sympathy by Chris Guillory – Book Review by LAWonder10!
Young Adult Books / January 31, 2016

The Soldier’s Sympathy by Chris Guillory Absolute power has shifted to the corporations. Gone is the subtlety of operating in the shadows, or using the government as a proxy for their actions. With the middle class all but abolished, corporations rule from shrinking islands of power in the form of metropolises, while the rest of America falls to the Desert, a wasteland without law or order where the ignoble are cast. Jaron Shen is part of Kamiken’s elite security force on a mission to capture sensitive equipment from a rival corporation. The team discovers what they are looking for is a small girl named Jessica Seymour. When the mission goes bad and they are ordered to kill her, Jaron refuses, turns on his team, and flees. Now he is on the run, hiding from one of the most powerful organizations on earth. Also, he talks to his dead wife.   Chris Guillory was born in the Bay Area where he still resides with his wife and three kids. His love of science fiction and fantasy began when his father introduced him to the original Star Trek, and his mother handed him a copy of The Lion, The Witch, and The…

Falcon’s song Book Blast & $100. Amazon GC Giveaway ! (ends 2/12/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 31, 2016

THIS IIS  A BOOK I AM VERY ANXIOUS TO READ! IT SOUNDS SO-O-O GOOD! US WESTERN GALS CANNOT RESIST COWBOY TALES!♥ TO TOP IT OFF, THE AUTHOR/TOUR HOST IS OFFERING A $100. AMAZON GIFT CARD TO THE WINNER, INTERNATIONALLY! Falcon Song by Kristin Cross Kate can handle that Jason Falcon is gorgeous. And she can handle that he is fantastically talented, and competent, and funny, and sweet, and . . . . well, all of the things he is. What she isn’t sure she can handle is that he and his country band have suddenly become wildly famous. Even though she has always known that he near worships her, with millions of girls now throwing themselves at him, Kate is afraid that Jason will find he no longer loves Kate best. Then, when she discovers something completely earth shattering, it only makes her more unsure. Realizing that she can never settle for less than absolute devotion, as she is struggling to find what her place will be in Jason’s new top of the charts world, Kate wonders how you can ever truly know that things will work out. Does True Love Always Lead To Happily Ever After? Praise for Falcon…

Arrows flight series by Casey Hays book blitz + Fabulous Giveaway!(HURRY! ends 1/31/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 30, 2016

You will not want to miss this fantastic Giveaway opportunity! These sound very good and “clean”! After reading about them, enter the Giveaway at the bottom of this posting. This Book Tour is presented by…YaReads BlogTours Breeder (Arrows Flight Book #1) by Casey Hays Genre: YA Christian Dystopian Breeder is currently FREE on Amazon! Make sure to pick up your copy today! Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Breeder-Arrows-Flight-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00Q1PHB8M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1453163498&sr=8-1&keywords=casey+hays The first book, Breeder, is set in a war-torn world where the main character, Kate, has been raised to believe the Village is the only place left on earth after the Fall. Her people, predominantly made up of women, worship the Moirai, the Three Sisters Fate, and believe the stars hold their destiny. The Archer, Kate’s ruling constellation, has destined her to become a breeder, but she fights this calling, even when she’s dragged to the Pit and thrown into a locked cave with her mate, Ian. Trapped and afraid, he is confused about why he’s there, and he only wants to go home.Their relationship develops into more than friendship, and Kate’s longing to find something better, to make her own choices, and to defy Fate grows stronger.         The Archer (Arrows Flight…

Right or Almost Right Book Tour, Guest Post, Review, & GIVEAWAY! (ends 2/12/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 29, 2016

NETWORK MARKETING IS A MASSIVE OCCUPATIONAL TREND. RIGHT OR ALMOST RIGHT IS A EASILY READ BOOK WHICH IS VERY INSPIRING. READ MY REVIEW, THE GUEST POST AND BE SURE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY AT THE END OF THIS POST! This Book Tour is presented by… Book Description for Right or Almost Right: Right or Almost Right is based on John Haremza’s 25 years of success in network marketing. It’s John’s answer to the questions so many ask such as, “Where’s the money? Why am I not seeing the success I expected?” As John says, “I meet so many intelligent, hard-working, dedicated network marketers who are struggling. They are not seeing the results they expected, and they always as, “Why?” John believes that the small subtleties of how the network marketing business is done make the big difference between making a little money versus making a lot of money, between success and struggling. He addresses many of the basics of doing “the business,” from prospecting to leading your organization, and points out what is “right” as compared to what is “almost right.” John has lived every example contained in his book. “Network marketing changed my life beyond my wildest imagination,” says…

ENTER HERE FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN PRINT COPIES OF THE LEGENDS OF THE REALM SERIES BY THOMAS LOCKE!(ends 2/5/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 28, 2016

I’M EXCITED TO INTRODUCE YOU TO AUTHOR, THOMAS LOCKE, AND PRESENT MORE INFORMATION ON THE 1ST TWO BOOKS OF HIS LEGENDS OF THE REALM SERIES! HE IS GENEROUSLY GIVING AWAY ONE OF EACH BOOK TO ONE LUCKY U.S. WINNER! BE SURE TO ENTER THE RAFFLECOPTER AT THE END OF THIS POSTING. Emissary Legends of the Realm: Book 1 In a world where magic has been outlawed for centuries, one young man discovers that he possesses powers beyond his wildest dreams. But he does not realize how pivotal this gift will be in the days to come. BUZZ ABOUT THE BOOK “A superbly crafted fantasy adventure novel that engages the reader’s total and rewarded attention from beginning to end. Very highly recommended.” — Midwest Book Review “Locke creates the Realm–a fantasy world for Hyam’s story–where good and evil face off while unusual creatures fill adventures along the way… Recommended for adult collections in public libraries, and for fantasy fans of Patrick Carr and Jill Williamson.” —Carol R. Gehringer, Christian Library Journal   Best Seller Emissary reached #5 on the June 2015 CBA best-seller list for fantasy/sci-fi.  Emissary was Thomas Locke’s 1st book of the Legends of the Realm series. The 2nd…

A Princess Story by Jaci Wightman – Book Review by LAWonder10
Young Adult Books / January 27, 2016

An outstanding Book for all L.D.S. Young Women and their leaders! This Book Tour is presented by Cedar Fort Publishing           A Princess Story by Jaci Wightman Princess stories abound in today’s media-driven culture. If Disney’s success is any indication, our appetite for all-things-princess has truly become insatiable. Ever wonder why that is? Could there be something significant about these princess stories that goes beyond the realm of entertainment? I certainly believe that’s true. In fact, I believe we’re drawn to these stories because they speak to something buried deep within us—the longing to actually step into the shoes of a princess. Just imagine having your own adventure filled with drama, magic, and enough danger to keep things interesting. Add a prince to the mix and it would rival any chick flick on the market. But what if the truth is that you’re already in a princess story—and you’re the one playing the starring role? In this book, I’ll show you how the gospel of Jesus Christ contains its own real-life fairy tale that includes not just a princess and her prince, but an evil villain, an awful monster, an epic battle, and a daring rescue….

Abby’s Crossing blog tour & Super Giveaway! (ends 1/29/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 26, 2016

This is an Inspiring Historical Romance . The review is given by ridenthewave. Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting for the chance to Win $25.GC and your own FREE copy of Abby’s Crossing. This Blog Tour is presented by Covenant Communications Abby’s Crossing by Darryl Harris Fall 1862 –Following her husband’s tragic death, young widow Abby Butterfield Browett’s first responsibility is to her son. Her desire to provide a secure future for her child has led her to accept a proposal of marriage from Isaac, a man twice her age. In her heart, she knows that Isaac lacks the fire and zest for life that defines Abby, but her son will be cared for. Can she be happy with only that? Despite her reservations, Abby joins her fiancé on the journey to the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, unprepared for the challenges that begin soon after they embark. When their trouble turns dangerous, it is a group of rough frontiersmen that come to their aid. The incident provides Abby the excuse she needs to turn back and postpone the wedding—and in truth, she simply can’t forget the connection she felt with Scooter, the leader of…

The Prophecy of Shadows Blitz Post & GIVEAWAY!(ends 2/4/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 26, 2016

This looks like another great and intriguing story!  The Prophecy of Shadows Michelle Madow (Elementals #1) Published by: Dreamscape Publishing Publication date: January 26th 2016 Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult Filled with magic, thrilling adventure, and sweet romance, Elementals is the first in a new series that fans of Percy Jackson and The Secret Circle will love! When Nicole Cassidy moves from sunny Georgia to gloomy New England, the last thing she expects is to learn that her homeroom is a cover for a secret coven of witches. Even more surprisingly … she’s apparently a witch herself. Despite doubts about her newfound abilities, Nicole is welcomed into this ancient circle of witches and is bedazzled by their powers–and, to her dismay, by Blake–the school’s notorious bad-boy. Girls who get close to Blake wind up hurt. His girlfriend Danielle will do anything to keep them away, even if she must resort to using dark magic. But the chemistry between Blake and Nicole is undeniable, and despite wanting to protect Nicole from Danielle’s wrath, he finds it impossible to keep his distance. When the Olympian Comet shoots through the sky for the first time in three thousand years, Nicole, Blake, Danielle, and…

Love Me, Love Me Not by Alyxandra Harvey Cover Reveal!
Adult Books / January 26, 2016

This looks like an awesome book! I love retelling of Fairytale Fantasies!   YA Fantasy / Fairytale retelling of The Swan Maiden with a blood feud twist like Romeo & Juliet?  Say whaaaat? Welcome to the cover reveal for Love Me, Love Me Not by Alyxandra Harvey presented by Entangled Teen Crave! Publication Date:  February 22, 2016 Who else is excited for this book??? SYNOPSIS: Dating isn’t easy when you’re in the middle of a blood feud. Anastasia Vila’s family can turn into swans, but just once she’d like them to turn into responsible adults. After hundreds of years, they still cling to the blood feud with the Renard family. No one remembers how it started in the first place—but foxes and swans just don’t get along. Vilas can only transform into their swan shape after they have fallen in love for the first time, but between balancing schoolwork, family obligations, and the escalating blood feud, Ana’s got no time for love. The only thing keeping her sane is her best friend, Pierce Kent. But when Pierce kisses Ana, everything changes. Is what Pierce feels for her real, or a byproduct of her magic? Can she risk everything for her best friend? And when the family feud spirals…

The Match-up Blog Tour & Review by LAWonder10!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 25, 2016

This is a delightfully clean romance story, directed at the L.D.S. reader, YA audience, however, has just as many points of interest for the Adult reader as well. Read about the book and my Review. It is one which will surely entertain you. This Book Tour is presented by Cedar Fort Publishing               Bonneville Books, Cedar Fort Inc., Clean Romance, Fiction, LDS, Young Adult About the book: The last thing Valerie wants or needs is to work for Gage, whom she loathed as a teen. But Valerie’s husband just walked out on her and she needs the job. Together they discover that when it comes to the Church and each other, it’s all about second chances. This sweet LDS romance will renew your faith in love and redemption. About the author: Laura Walker is a native Arizonan. Having lived there all their lives, she and her husband, Rob, think it’s a great place to raise their six kids. They enjoy camping, reading, and learning history together. Laura loves to settle in with a good romance just as much as she loves to write one. She would love to have you visit her here for updates…

Grand Finale for Tevanon and Kensic: Turlot by Tyson Clarke ! (giveaway ends 1/30/16)
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / January 24, 2016

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Book Tour Grand Finale for Tevanon and Kensic: Turlot By Tyson Clarke Tyson Clarke attended San Jose State University where he studied creative writing and film production. Post graduation, he found success as a technical writer then pursued other interests before rediscovering his passion for writing stories with encouragement from his wife and biggest fan. Website – Goodreads – Facebook Did you enjoy visiting this fantastical land as bloggers shared reviews and excerpts? If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out now… Launch – Author Interview 1. What is your motivation behind Tevanon and Kensic: Turlot? Why did you want to write it? I wrote a short story about these characters when I was in college, back in 1995, and then converted it to a short (film) screenplay. Tevanon and Kensic were adults in those versions, but I always thought it would make a cool young adult adventure if the brothers were younger. And so, nearly twenty years later I rewrote it into a novel in that vision. I may be somewhat bias, but I think I was right; it does make for a cool young adult adventure! Christy’s…

RELEASE DAY BLAST & GIVEAWAY + My Review for MY WICKED HALF-SISTER by E.M. Tippetts! (Giveaway ends 1/30/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 24, 2016

If you haven’t read this series, you are missing out on a terrific Contemporary Romance series!  I cannot hardly wait to read this newest in the series! Be sure to enter the super Giveaway opportunity at the end of this posting! This Book Tour/Giveaway is presented by … We’re celebrating the release of My Wicked Half Sister by E.M. Tippetts! Title: My Wicked Half Sister (Someone Else’s Fairytale #4) Author: E.M. Tippetts NA Contemporary Romance Goodreads Amazon: http://amzn.to/1m1Oovt BN: http://bit.ly/1TLsyHo Kobo: http://bit.ly/1QHcoQ0 iBooks: http://apple.co/1TLsLKP   Blurb: Chloe never set out to be famous, but her marriage to Hollywood A-lister, Jason Vanderholt, has made her a celebrity by association. Jealous and nosy fans heckle her in public and the tabloids portray her as cold, arrogant, and unworthy of her husband. As bad as that is, it’s about to get a whole lot worse.   Her brother, Chris, is being paroled from prison, where he has been serving a time for shooting and nearly killing Chloe when she was a child. This is not a situation that she wants splashed all over the headlines, especially because this could incite her brother to try to finish the job.   While her movie star husband and in-laws do their best to be…

CELEBRITY & ENTERTAINMENT OBSESSION Blog Tour & LAWonder’s Review!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 23, 2016

This is a very interesting books in which a psychologist evaluates the trail society has taken in the past several decades, largely due to the advanced technology and its influence in each of our lives. Is it a serious problem? Read and discern for yourselves.  This Book Tour is presented by… Book Description for Celebrity & Entertainment Obsession: “Our celebrity captivation seems out of proportion,” says Michael S. Levy, PhD, addiction expert and author of CELEBRITY & ENTERTAINMENT OBSESSION: Understanding Our Addiction Dr. Levy wrote CELEBRITY & ENTERTAINMENT OBSESSION to shed light on why we as a society are obsessed with people who work in the entertainment field—movies and television in particular—but singers, musicians sports figures and people on reality TV as well. Dr. Levy, whose previous book, Take Control of Your Drinking…and You May Not Need to Quit, resonated with many people, finds it remarkable that people who work in the entertainment field get more recognition and adoration than a competent brain surgeon who saves people’s lives, or a pathologist who has made inroads in cancer treatment. This wasn’t always the case. Sixty years ago, a Gallup Poll study showed that people who were most admired included Einstein, Winston…

More book giveaway contests by Thomas Locke!! HURRY! Ends 1/24/18!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 22, 2016

For an amazing weekend opportunity for everyone, go to this site below!! 10 Lucky winners will receive the duo pack books by the amazing author, Thomas Locke! This ends Sunday night so hurry over to the links suggested below! Don’t forget to join me on January 28th for my interview with Thomas Locke and another chance for one lucky U.S. resident winner to receive his/her own print copies of both books!     starts Friday, January 22 and goes throughSunday, January 24 on Thomas Locke’s Facebook page. This weekend, we’re giving away 10 copies each of Emissary and Merchant of Alyss. I hope you’ll share the contest with your social media peeps starting Friday. Here are the links: Thomas Locke’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tlockebooks Direct link to the contest update, which will go live Friday at 12:01 a.m. PST: http://on.fb.me/1JjbE2U) Here’s a tweet-length update to copy & paste on your social networks fromFriday through Sunday: You could win EMISSARY + MERCHANT OF ALYSS athttp://on.fb.me/1JjbE2U. Enter by 1/24, 11:59PM PST. Hyam is a likeable lad who will make a fine farmer someday. But he carries a burden few can fathom. As his mother slips toward death, she implores him to return to…

A Chance to Win a Free $25. G.C. & Your Own Free Copy of Double Play! Hurry!Ends 1/22/16.
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 20, 2016

This is such a fun story. I have not read the prequel to this, yet, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one. This has references to things pertaining to the L.D.S. religion but is mostly understandable to those of other faiths (or no religious affiliation). Both Shauna & I have posted our reviews. Please enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting. This Book Tour is presented by Covenant Communications.                   Synopsis:  Sophie Pope is devastated when she hears the news: her former boyfriend, college football star Anthony “Rocket” Rogers, is engaged to be married. Determined to win him back before he says “I do,” Sophie hatches a foolproof plan to stop the wedding. But when Rocket’s best man, aspiring baseball player David Savage, thwarts her plot, she realizes the game is up. For David, though, it’s just beginning . . . David knows that Sophie is just another pretty face, and he’s more than happy to save his best friend from her shallow advances. She’s not his type at all, so he’s baffled by his response to an awkward encounter with Donovan, another of Sophie’s former flames. Despite himself, David feels…

In Memorial To a Great Daughter… Happy Birthday!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 20, 2016

I hope all you “followers” will allow me this time of commemoration. Although I have been blessed with five amazing daughters and three wonderful sons, our daughter, Katie, was “called home” by our Heavenly Father on this date 2003. She was on her way to her new home, to begin her long awaited  college education. Her car hit “black ice” and she was trying to gain control when headlights of a vehicle appeared around the mountain and she panicked, hit her brakes which sent her care in a spin all over the road. The oncoming truck could not avoid ramming into her and she was immediately killed. ( this scenario was concluded due to police sketches) She was loved, deeply, by all who knew her. She loved others, unconditionally. She was friends with individuals with various standards and beliefs from various “walks of life”. At her funeral, many of these individuals traveled from far away, her previous workplace was bombarded with clients who praised her and mourned in her death with us. The local people -many who had not had association with her for a few years – attended in droves. Those in attendance filled a huge congregational hall. She…

STOP HERE & Read my Review of The Resilient One, My Interview with Cami Checketts, & the opportunity to WIN your own copy FREE!(ends2/1/16)
Adult Books / January 19, 2016

THIS IS FANTASTIC!I HAVE BEEN A HUGE FAN OF CAMI CHECKETTS WRITING FOR YEARS ! SHE HAS GRACIOUSLY ACCEPTED TO DO THIS INTERVIEW & IS PROVIDING ONE LUCKY WINNER S FREE COPY OF HER BOOK…U.S./Ca A PAPERBACK COPY OR AN E-COPY INTERNATIONALLY! The Resilient One by Cami Checketts Alyssa Armsworth, a world-renowned photographer, has no intentions of honoring the Billionaire Bride Pact she made as a teenager to avoid getting her bra hung from the camp flagpole. Marriage is the last thing on her to-do list and when her father forces his wealthy friends on her, she runs to Maui. She plans to lay low, take some great pictures, and eat fresh fish–until Beckham Taylor arrives. Stuck in the same hotel and spending days on the white sand with the handsome ex-NHL star wouldn’t be all that bad except Alyssa’s done something in the past that Beckham could never forgive. Before she can confess, her misdeeds are thrust onto the front cover of a well-known magazine. Alyssa must overcome her fears or live without Beckham. My Review: The Resilient One is a wonderful, fast-moving novel the reader will not want to put down until he/she reaches the end! Oh! You…

Enter here to Win an $25. Amazon GC ! Billionaire Bride Pact Series! (ends 1/29/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 19, 2016

This is a delightful new series with very talented authors! They are appropriate for YA readers, as well! Visit my Review & Interview with Cami Checketts and a chance to win your own FREE Copy of her book, The Resiliant One. You won’t want to miss it! “Stay Tuned” for My Review/Interview, soon, with Jeanette Lewis! This Tour/Giveaway is presented by Cami Checketts and Jeanette Lewis. The Resilient One by Cami Checketts Alyssa Armsworth, a world-renowned photographer, has no intentions of honoring the Billionaire Bride Pact she made as a teenager to avoid getting her bra hung from the camp flagpole. Marriage is the last thing on her to-do list and when her father forces his wealthy friends on her, she runs to Maui. She plans to lay low, take some great pictures, and eat fresh fish–until Beckham Taylor arrives. Stuck in the same hotel and spending days on the white sand with the handsome ex-NHL star wouldn’t be all that bad except Alyssa’s done something in the past that Beckham could never forgive. Before she can confess, her misdeeds are thrust onto the front cover of a well-known magazine. Alyssa must overcome her fears or live without Beckham. Available…

A cover reveal for Abandoned by Elisa Dane!
Young Adult Books / January 18, 2016

It is always exciting to present new books by talented authors. This Book Tour is presented by …  Welcome to the cover reveal for Abandoned by Elisa Dane presented by Swoon Romance! Time to get excited for this upcoming  YA Contemporary Romance! My name is Tierra Owens, and I like to kiss. A lot. It numbs the hollow ache in my chest and—for a few minutes—makes me forget how truly alone I am. My mother is an alcoholic. She hates me and insists I’m the reason she’s not married to my father, whom I have never met. My best friend, Kaylee, is the only person who knows the real me. Everyone else sees what I want them to: a happy, confident, popular girl who has the world at her feet. I am a fraud. Relationships are forbidden. I avoid them at all costs. Sex? Emotions? Those things make a person vulnerable, and vulnerability always leads to heartbreak. When my childhood crush, Mattie shows up at school my world tumbles off its axis. The shell I surround myself with feels more like a pathetic crutch than a protective barrier, and I find myself wanting things. Daydreaming about what it would be like to have a boyfriend, a relationship—love. The sad…

More Giveaways! All That Glitters Giveaway Hop!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 18, 2016

JOIN US IN THE FABULOUS GIVEAWAY HOP! FOR MY ENTRY (U.S./CA RESIDENTS ONLY), I AM GIVING AWAY THREE BOOKS TO ONE LUCKY WINNER! NOW, “ON WITH THE SHOW!” Welcome to the first Hopping Bloggers Giveaway Hop of 2016 – the All That Glitters Giveaway Hop! HOSTED BY: Mama Smith’s & Women and Their Pretties CO-HOSTED BY: Capturing The Moment & I Don’t Have Time For That! A group of bloggers has put together some amazing giveaways for you (with the minimum value of $15 each – but some are much more than that!). Be sure to enter them all – there is no limit to how many you can win. GOOD LUCK and HAPPY NEW YEAR! FIRST, IS THE BOOK ALL YA SHOULD READ! THIS IS AN AWESOME COMING OF AGE TALE INCLUDING THE ISSUE OF BULLYING.   Forever Julia by Jodi Carmichael It is a humorous, yet at times dark, contemporary novel about a 16 year-old girl struggling to accept the death of her father. She falls for a wealthy and controlling boy who leads her to betray her friends and sacrifice her integrity. Ultimately, she alone must decide what lines cannot be crossed. It is Mystic Pizza meets 90210 on the Canadian Prairies…

Ship Shape By D.G. Stern, Review, Interview & Giveaway!(ends 1/31/16)
Children's Books / January 16, 2016

I have a treat for all of you between ages 7 and 14! This is a very special Detective Series starring a dog named Upton Charles. He is a very clever and funny canine! Join in with my Interview with the author – the real Upton’s real “daddy” -, read my review and enter the Giveaway for a chance to receive your own copy! Upton Charles Dog Detective: Ship Shape by D.G. Stern “All Ears”: This book just won silver medal in the Royal Palm Literary Awards Competition for Ship Shape (catagory Children’s fiction-chapter book)…YAY!!  Synopsis When the Chief of Police calls the Charles family to report that a brand new 27 foot Wyman power boat and trailer are missing from the boat show, Upton is immediately recruited to apply detective skills to the disappearance. Our super sleuth is a Bichon Frise (that’s “BEE-shon free-ZEY”), a little white dog, who wastes no time in sniffing out clues that lead to a surprising discovery. http://www.amazon.com/D.G.-Stern/e/B00DN9G02W MY REVIEW: Ship Shape was such a fun read!! If you haven’t read the Upton Charles series before, this is a good book to start with! The adorable, astute Upton is full of energy and humorous…

You Will Not Want to Miss This! Dreaming of Cash Giveaway! (ends 1/30/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 16, 2016

WANT TO GO SHOPPING? ENTER THIS $250. CASH GIVEAWAY AND YOU MAY WIN THE “DREAM” OF EXTRA CASH TO SPEND! Dreaming of Cash $250 Giveaway An Awesome Group of Authors & Bloggers have joined with me to bring you 1 fabulous prize!! We’re giving away $250 in Paypal Cash! Or alternately you can choose a $250 Amazon.com eGift Code! Sponsor List – Thanks to these awesome bloggers & authors for sponsoring this giveaway!! Sponsor List I Am A Reader Melissa M. Frye Here We Go Again…Ready? Unshelfish Heather Gray, Author The YA Gal Auggie @ AuggieTalk Jenna Lyn Field Kimberly Krey Lori’s Reading Corner Simple Wyrdings Hidden World Books Author Inger Iversen Melanie McFarlane Books Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke Kimber Leigh Wheaton Suzi Love Rockin’ Book Reviews Author Georgina Young-Ellis Author Ednah Walters Author D.E. Haggerty Laurie Here – Cont Fiction and More Author Cindy C Bennett Krysten Lindsay Hager author Literary Winner Mia Siegert, Author The Page Unbound Glistering Bs Blog Bonnie Blythe Pure Romance Bella Street’s Time Travel Romance The Book Referees Author Wendi Sotis Nikki Jefford Author A. Gardner Dark and Dreamy With C. C. Marks Diana’s Book Reviews Author Joy Penny Giveaway Details $250 in Paypal…

It is Hop Time! Baby It’s Cold Outside Giveaway Hop!(ends 1/31/16)

Welcome to, yet, another terrific Blog Hop Giveaway! I hate eliminating my International friends, but due to postage, the Hop Giveaway on my site is limited to U.S./Ca Residents. I have THREE great, FREE books for One Winner giveaway! I want to thank our Hosts below for presenting this Blog Hop! To keep your little one’s entertained, here is a new version of Cinderella! LeahSay’s Views http://leahsaysviews.com & Planet Weidknecht  www.weidknecht.com …AND THE WINNER IS..? Cinderella’s Secret Slipper by Alinka Rutkowska Paperback, 34 pages Published February 6th 2015 by Capraro Press “Comical and neat, with unusual twists and turns, this tale will immediately grab children’s attention.” Mrs. D., Award-winning Children’s AuthorCinderella’s Secret Slipper is a story of our favorite princess who more than anything else wants to wear her famous glass slippers to her son’s birthday party. But she can’t because her four-year-old smashed one of them in an attempt at killing a mosquito on the wall. Where is she going to get a glass slipper now? BIO per Goodreads  Hi, I’m Alinka Rutkowska and I’m an award-winning and best-selling author and coach. I’ve been featured on Fox Business Network, Examiner, She Knows, She Writes, Blog Talk Radio, The Writer’s…

Dreaming of Books Giveaway Hop!(ends 1/28/16)

In this FABULOUS Blog Hop, ON MY SITE, One LUCKY U.S./Ca Winner will receive THREE great Books FREE! I thank BookHounds for hosting this Giveaway! …AND THE WINNER IS : BookHounds  BookHounds YA This first book I am offering is an Adult romance. The Romances of George Sand by Anna Faktorovich  Genre: Non Fiction, Poetry, Romance Hardcover, 252 pages Published September 12th 2014 by Anaphora Literary Press The Romances of George Sand: takes the heroine from a childhood in the aristocracy amidst the Napoleonic Wars, to an unhappy early marriage and eventual divorce, to her careers as a country doctor, pharmacist, lawyer, and most successfully as a romance novelist. This is a story about the revolutions in a woman s heart as she goes through dozens of love affairs. It is also about George s involvement in violent, political revolutions of her time, including the July and June Revolutions and the 1848 Revolution; in the latter, she served as the unofficial Minister of Propaganda. The story is full of military battles, coup d etat maneuvers, duels, malevolent plots, infidelity, artistic discussions, monumental legal cases, and reflections on the nature of love, family, romance, rebellion, and femininity. The history behind each…

Tevanon and Kensic: Turlot by Tyson Clarke Book Tour & International Giveaway!(ends 1/30/16)

Aside from graphic violence, this is a great book for youth ages 11 to Adult! This is filled with strong family ties, courage, action, adventure & individuality. This Book Tour/Giveaway is presented by…       On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Tevanon and Kensic: Turlot by Tyson Clarke MG/YA Fantasy Paperback & ebook, 304 pages October 19th 2015 Upon the shores of the Laughley Sea, in the shadows of the jagged Northland Mountains and not so far south as the blistering Aronee Desert, there exists a land of lush forests and golden plains. This land is known as Lynsid, a once great nation that has suffered through more than a decade of demoralizing wars. The brothers Tevanon and Kensic were born to Lynsid like their parents and grandparents before them. They know no other life and have never been outside the borders of their homeland. Lynsid, however, is on the verge of collapse and rumors of a Vlagen invasion spur a mass migration. At first, the brothers have no intention of leaving their birthplace, but soon enough they have no choice and find themselves on the trail to a land called Turlot where their Great Uncle Welksley resides. At just…

Vernal by Randi Cooley Wilson Cover Reveal.
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 15, 2016

I have enjoyed the books I have read by Randi Cooley Wilson. I am sure this one will be equally as great! COVER REVEAL  Title: VernalSeries: A Royal Protector Academy Novel Author: Randi Cooley WilsonRelease date: Spring 2016 Serena has a bright future etched in stone. Tristan has a dark past that haunts him. Together, they have a love that can never be. Sheltered, and unable to escape her bloodline, Serena St. Michael has spent the last two years training at the Royal Protector Academy. Struggling with a dark past, Tristan Gallagher’s current assignment is to protect a lifetime of secrets. One chance encounter will change everything. Serena must decide if she will follow her heart, forsaking all she’s ever known and risking a future worse than non-existence. Tristan will break every rule to save Serena, even if he can’t keep her. In their world of darkness, one love will ignite an ancient war. When pasts collide with the present, and secrets are revealed, will love be enough? Or will one lie destroy it all? When you’ve hidden behind a mask for so long, would you reveal yourself for love? Vernal, the first novel in The Royal Protector Academy series…

Grand Finale Blitz for Warming Hearts at Walmart (Harlequin Heartwarming) & GIVEAWAY!(ends 1/20//16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 15, 2016

Don’t Miss This! On tour with Prism Book Tours. We’re thrilled to be spreading the word about Harlequin Heartwarming books now being available in local US Walmarts. Find out if they’re at a Walmart by you here. Heartwarming titles are also 35% off at Walmart through the end of January! Post a Selfie and Win 1 of 15 Walmart Gift Cards! Join in the fun by taking a selfie with a Heartwarming book (maybe one of the December releases above) and posting publicly on social media to enter to win a Walmart gift card. The giveaway ends January 20th, so post your selfie by then! Ten Heartwarming authors shared their own selfies and messages at each stop of the tour! If you missed any, go back and check them out now… I Am A Reader – Amy Vastine I am so excited that Heartwarming books are now available at Walmart, so some lucky girl can go visit her aunt and possibly stumble across one of MY books and fall in love! Mel’s Shelves – Anna J. Stewart I was thrilled to find a home in the Heartwarming line. Writing these sweet romances that emphasizes the emotional adventure of falling in…

When Love Matters Most Book Tour & Giveaway!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 14, 2016

If you have never read any of Kate James books, you are missing out on some amazing stories. When Love Matters Most will not disappoint any of you, I am sure! Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting. On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Now More Readily Available in Print This is an exciting time for Harlequin Heartwarming. Thanks to the loyalty of our readers, for the first time, our January releases, including When Love Matters Most, are available as mass-market paperbacks through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Harlequin.com. Also, When Love Matters Most will be available in select Walmart stores in the United States in February! Please check the Harlequin website for the location nearest you. Thank you to all our readers who made these advancements possible for us! — Kate When Love Matters Most (K-9 Trilogy #2) by Kate James Adult Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 368 pages January 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming Keeping her safe at all costs Could their backgrounds be any more different? Rick Vasquez, a K-9 unit sergeant with the San Diego Police Department, fled drug-related violence in Mexico as a boy. Madison Long, who recently became primary…

This Little President Book Blast & $25. GC Giveaway!(ends 1/26/16)
Children's Books / January 14, 2016

If you are not familiar with this Children’s author, do your children a favor and buy a few of her books…they are great and there are series for Girls and Boys! President’s Day is soon! Be sure to enter the International Giveaway! Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to be coordinating a Book Blast for the newly-released board book, “This Little President: A Presidential Primer” by Joan Holub and Daniel Roode. About the Book Title: This Little President: A Presidential Primer | Author: Joan Holub | Illustrator: Daniel Roode | Publication Date: January 12, 2016 | Publisher: Little Simon | Pages: 26 | Recommended Ages: 2 to 6 Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million Goodreads | Indiebound | iBook | Kobo Book Description: A board book primer on presidents Learn about the US presidents with this bright and playful board book! Highlighting ten of the most memorable presidents—and featuring all forty-four on the last page—parents and little leaders-in-training alike will love sharing this fun primer full of age-appropriate facts, leadership skills, and White House history. Leading our country. Helping you and me. Keeping all fifty states safe, happy, and free. Little presidents have a great big job. See more…

Shade Me Blog Tour + Giveaway ! (ends 1/18/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 13, 2016

This is an outstandingly written book centered on the YA audience but contains much profanity. Read my Review and enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting for 3 Winners to have a chance to win his/her own Free Autographed Hardcopy! This Book Tour/Giveaway is presented by IFB Book Tours                         Series: Nikki Kill #1 Release date: January 19th 2016 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Purchase: Amazon  SYNOPSIS VIA GOODREADS: Nikki Kill does not see the world like everyone else. In her eyes, happiness is pink, sadness is a mixture of brown and green, and lies are gray. Thanks to a rare phenomenon called synesthesia, Nikki’s senses overlap, in a way that both comforts and overwhelms her.   Always an outsider, just one ‘D’ shy of flunking out, Nikki’s life is on the fast track to nowhere until the night a mysterious call lights her phone up bright orange—the color of emergencies. It’s the local hospital. They need Nikki to identify a Jane Doe who is barely hanging on to life after a horrible attack.   The victim is Peyton Hollis, a popular girl from Nikki’s school who Nikki hardly knows. One thing is…

NEVER TEAR US APART by Monica Murphy Book Tour, Presented by WordSmithPublicity!
Adult Books / January 13, 2016

Angels and Demons…What if one is trying to be good? “Check this out!”     We’re celebrating the release of NEVER TEAR US APART by Monica Murphy! Title: Never Tear Us Apart  Author Name: Monica Murphy Genre: NA Contemporary Romance Publisher: Bantam January 5, 2016 Penguin/Random House: http://bit.ly/1Jo0Ut7 Book description: Crazy how eight years can disappear in an instant. One look at Katie Watts, and I’m a fifteen-year-old again–the one who risked everything to save a terrified girl from her twisted kidnapper. She’s grown-up now–beautiful, quiet, composed–and telling her story to the world. A story that involves me in more ways than you can imagine. She used to call me her guardian angel. Sure, I risked my life, but she was worth dying for. I need to make contact with her. Just to ensure that she’s safe. Somehow we reconnect. We become friends . . . but I want more. I want to make her mine. And she wants me too. Does she know who I am? Has she figured me out? Not yet. But she will. In the meantime, I need to make sure that whatever hold that animal had on her is gone. So, yeah, I’m stealing these…

Return and Succeed Blog Tour & $25. GC + Book Giveaway!(ends 1/15/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 12, 2016

This Inspirational Book is mainly intended for L.D.S. returning Missionaries…however, it has some fantastic spiritual guidance for any person wanting to improve themselves and gain further spiritual and temporal success! This Book Tour/Giveaway is presented by Covenant Communications.                     The first few years after a mission can be some of the most critical years in a returned missionary’s life. The transition from the mission field to normal life can be difficult, and many RMs get lost in the shuffle and struggle to make that change. Author Robert Shallenberger draws on a lifetime of experience helping youth and adults with motivation and personal development to share powerful tips and advice that will not only help returned missionaries survive the transition but also help them be successful in all aspects of their lives. With advice grounded in LDS standards, Return and Succeed is an invaluable collection of life-changing ideas, habits, and tools that will provide returned missionaries with the motivation and capability they need to stay firm in the faith and achieve their greatest potential. My Review: This is a quick read, which needs to be an essential part of every returning missionaries…

REDEYE: Fulda Cold – Author’s Interview/Review & Giveaway!(ends 1/21/16)
Adult Books / January 11, 2016

This is perfect in preparation for President’s Day reading! It is an interesting novel based on fact! Many people forget that during the Vietnam War era there was another war going on — one that had been raging since the 1950’s: The Cold War.  While brave men were dying in Vietnam, equally brave men and women were facing an enemy more threatening than those in South East Asia – namely the Soviet Union.  Carefully researched and meticulously examined, RedEye: Fulda Cold deftly combines fictional characters and people author Bill Fortin served with in the United States Army to recount some important but little-known events during the Cold War. RedEye:Fulda Cold brings to light the rigors and experiences of those in the 3rd Armor Division, as well as, humorous anecdotes of life in the U.S. military in Europe in the 1960’s.  Read about it below. For the chance to receive your very own Free copy, enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway at the bottom of this posting! Redeye Fulda Cold: A Cold War Novel by Bill Fortin Genre Historical Fiction, History, Fiction Hardcover, 400 pages Published December 27th 2013 by Xlibris Corporation Author Bill Fortin deftly combines fictional characters and people he served…

Running In Heels: A Memoir of Grit & Grace Review & Interview + Giveaway! (ends 1/21/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 9, 2016

Mary A. Perez has created a “portrait” of her memoirs which will capture the heart of all her readers! In her novel, the reader will marvel at the hardships she has overcome. This is truly a heartrending & inspiring story of one woman’s experiences. Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the bottom of this posting for a chance to receive your own Free Copy! SYNOPSIS per Goodreads: Paperback, 360 pages Published January 28th 2015 by Chart House Press More than a memoir—this book is a promise of hope for anyone who was abandoned as a child, to anyone who woke up hungry and went to bed hungrier every day, for every wife who has loved a husband who left bruises on her heart and on her body. Somewhere between stealing cold cuts from stray cats and watching a stranger leave her mother’s bed after breaking in through their bedroom window, Mary figured out that her family was dirt poor. Worse than her empty stomach, she was hungry for acceptance and love. She thought she found it when her baby sister was born and she became her “mommy”, taking care of her needs as best she could at the age…

Destroyer Rising by Eric Asher book blitz & Giveaway!(ends 1/14/16)
Adult Books / January 8, 2016

Destroyer Rising Eric Asher ((Vesik #5) ) Publication date: December 29th 2015 Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy It’s been three years since we failed Vicky, the child once known as Elizabeth Gray. Three years she’s lived as something not quite alive, but far from dead. Her path grows darker, even as she spreads light and hope through a tortured world. The Destroyer has come to claim her, and I can’t fail her again. I won’t. Elizabeth’s fate lies in the Burning Lands, and we will storm the gates. Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks EXCERPT: It felt good, right even, to be stocking and straightening the shelves again. I pulled a snow globe, of all things, from the top shelf and frowned at the broken Gateway Arch inside. We’d need to return that to the supplier. I shook the glass orb and watched the silver pieces swirl around the cityscape, clicking and tumbling as they went. A vision flashed through my mind, a torrent of power unleashed by the Old Man and the Fae, sending entire cities into oblivion. I shivered and my knuckles whitened on the base of the globe. Falias had appeared in that maelstrom, before…

Dark Horse (Class 5 #1) by Michelle Diener Book Blitz & Giveaway! (ends1/10/16)
Adult Books / January 8, 2016

Dark Deeds Release Celebration Blitz for Friday, January 8th On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Welcome to the Release Celebration for Dark Deeds By Michelle Diener Dark Deeds is book two in the Class 5 Series. If you missed Michelle’s release­ day message, go read it HERE, if you missed learning more about the characters from the  series, go HERE, and don’t forget to grab your copy of Dark Horse, book one, while it’s on SALE for 99¢! There’s a fabulous Amazon eGift Card giveaway as well. Enjoy the exclusive excerpt below… Dark Deeds by Michelle Diener Paperback & ebook, 340 Pages June 4th 2016 Far from home . . . Fiona Russell has been snatched from Earth, imprisoned and used as slave labor, but nothing about her abduction makes sense. When she’s rescued by the Grih, she realizes there’s a much bigger game in play than she could ever have imagined, and she’s right in the middle of it. Far from safe . . . Battleship captain Hal Vakeri is chasing down pirates when he stumbles across a woman abducted from Earth. She’s the second one the Grih have found in two months, and her presence is potentially explosive…

The Ghost Chronicles Book Tour & Giveaway + Review!(ends 1/16/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 8, 2016

This was a page-turner Paranormal Tale! Be sure to read my Review and enter the Giveaway! This Book Tour is Presented by… On tour with Prism Book Tours. The Ghost Chronicles by Marlo Berliner YA/Adult Crossover Paranormal Paperbook & ebook, 298 Pages November 2015 by Teddy Blue Books Can Michael get to heaven before the devil gets him first, and if it means leaving Sarah is he sure he still wants to go? Michael Andrews had everything – a loving family, a great girlfriend and a promising basketball career. That was before the accident that took his life. Now, he’s a ghost, wandering among the living, struggling to understand why he’s stuck. All he wants is to move on. That is until he meets Sarah, an attractive young girl who died just as tragically as he did. The only trouble is falling in love and binding oneself to another soul is forbidden, for it may keep one or both of the souls bound to earth for longer than they should be. To make matters worse, there’s also a danger in going too far with Sarah, because the “joining” of two souls in the afterlife is also strictly forbidden and they…

Another HOP! YA Faeries & Fantasy Giveaway Hop!(ends 1/15/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 7, 2016

This Hop is especially for all of you who love the many aspects of FANTASY! The books below contain adventures with Fairies, other fantasy characters, and worlds of the fantastic! One US./Can winner will be provided with Physical Copies & One International Winner will he provided an e-copy of ALL THREE BOOKS! This Blog Hop is presented by I am A Reader, Not a Writer & BookHounds …AND THE WINNER OF ALL THREE E-BOOKS IS DAVID D. & OF THE PAPERBACK COPIES…JUDY C. THIS FIRST BOOK IS AN EXCITING NEW YA/Adult SCI-FY!  The Last Stop launches with a mystery that rides on a youthful sense of wonder and curiosity as did J.J. Abrams’ Super 8. The adventure travels into new territory on the power of daring speculation and scientific accuracy that take voyagers beyond the ambiguity of 2001: A Space Odyssey. NASA’S current inclusion of a Europa mission makes The Last Stop feel prescient and real. Michael C Green, Veteran Television Network Producer and Studio Executive, The Matrix Reloaded, Superman, Clear and Present Danger http://www.amazon.com/Last-Stop-Michael-H-Burnam-ebook/dp/B0197CHG1C/ Michael C Green (Veteran Television Network Producer and Studio Executive) The Last Stop asks the question: What happens when Evolution ends? It’s Ender’s Game meets…

HELLO! MY NAME IS… GIVEAWAY HOP!(ends1/14/16)

This is a Unique Fun Hop! I have three great Giveaways..But unfortunately, because of shipping, it is only open to U.S./CA Residents…Sorry. We’re ringing in the New Year with lots of giveaways! And by sharing some fun and wacky facts about ourselves. There’s a new giveaway at each stop so be sure to visit them all!…AND THE WINNER IS…DIANA T.!                   Humm-mm, I am fairly open about myself on my blog. The main excitement in my life is when I get my children together. We are very “loud” and seemingly “crazy”! We have fun, although, at times, it gets embarrassing for my husband & I. Others joining in usually have fun but may sometimes feel offended by the topics of conversation. These are Two well written, strictly Adult drama’s. Title: Unwritten Age Group: Adult Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: September 15, 2015 Book Description Charlie Ashley, or Mr. Ashley as his clients know him, is a high-end male escort who gets paid thousands for whatever services his clients require. He’s lived the last ten years alone, not letting anyone in, enjoying his success and provocative lifestyle. Allison Hayes has no idea the man she is falling in…

GIVING CANDY TO STRANGERS Blog Tour & Giveaway!(ends 1/29/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 7, 2016

This is an inspiring, motivational book. Be sure to read my Review, Interview, and Enter the Giveaway below. This Book Tour/Giveaway is presented by … Book Description for Giving Candy to Strangers: Too many sales people are focused on the end result, the outcome—the close—and another notch on their gun! But, what if you approached “sales” from a heart-centered standpoint, with curiosity and playfulness, as though the world were your sandbox? What if you created relationships for no other reason than to help others and make new friends? I know what you are saying, “How can it not be about results when it comes to business?” The bottom line is important, but if you detach from this burden while you are creating relationships, you will find that the health of your bottom line will improve on its own! Buy the book:  Amazon   Barnes & Noble   Book Depository   Chapters/Indigo MY REVIEW: In Stan Holden’s book Giving Candy to Strangers, he makes many strong points- some of which defy decorum – but it works! Unlike many motivational books, Stan combines strong energy, humor, guidance with just the right amount of examples…short and sweet! The main ideas, basically, are these six “bes”: be…

The Ways of Hope Book Tour, Interview & Giveaway on this site! (ends 1/20/16)
Adult Books / January 6, 2016

WELCOME TO THOIS SPECIAL BOOK TOUR & International GIVEAWAY! IF YOU – OR SOMEONE SPECIAL IN YOU LIFE – HAS EXPERIENCED A SERIOUS ACCIDENT OR HEALTH ISSUE, LOSS OF EMPLOYMENT OR FINANCIAL RUIN, LOSS OF MATERIAL INCREASE OR THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE, THESE BOKS ARE FOR YOU! This Tour/Giveaway is presented by Buy The Book Marketing The Way of Hope is a guidebook for healing after loss. Sorrows visit all of us in many forms: job layoffs, doctor reports, divorces, foreclosures, prison sentences, natural disasters, or deaths of loved-ones. But sometimes it is through brokenness that God can reach deepest into a heart. Hope in the Midst of Loss is a devotional. Beth Weikel compassionately leads her readers along the pathway of loss–one that she herself has traveled many times–and into the hope that passes all understanding. Through engaging stories from her own and others’ experiences, she shines the light of God’s Word upon a well-worn path of suffering. Her poignant and moving devotionals allow readers to press through their darkest journeys, sometimes asking themselves and God the hard questions, and finding the answers that only his Spirit can reveal. MY REVIEW: In the Way of Hope, using the…

RELEASE DAY BLAST for NEVER TEAR US APART by Monica Murphy!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 6, 2016

We’re celebrating the release of NEVER TEAR US APART by Monica Murphy!   Genre: NA Contemporary Romance Publisher: Bantam January 5, 2016 Be sure to stop by Monica’s Facebook Page daily for giveaways! Book description: Crazy how eight years can disappear in an instant. One look at Katie Watts, and I’m a fifteen-year-old again–the one who risked everything to save a terrified girl from her twisted kidnapper. She’s grown-up now–beautiful, quiet, composed–and telling her story to the world. A story that involves me in more ways than you can imagine. She used to call me her guardian angel. Sure, I risked my life, but she was worth dying for. I need to make contact with her. Just to ensure that she’s safe. Somehow we reconnect. We become friends . . . but I want more. I want to make her mine. And she wants me too. Does she know who I am? Has she figured me out? Not yet. But she will. In the meantime, I need to make sure that whatever hold that animal had on her is gone. So, yeah, I’m stealing these moments with her. Savoring them. Knowing, dreading, that she’ll soon find out who I really am. And everything will fall apart. All because of that twisted, perverted…

1st Annual The New & Improved You Giveaway Hop!(ends 1/20/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 6, 2016

This is a Healthy, Self improvement Hop!! Let’s all begin working on our New Years Resolutions! Check out the Grand Prize then Enter my Giveaways (SORRY! THIS IS JUST U.S./CA ONLY) as well as a lot of the other participating Blogs! Welcome to the 1st Annual The New & Improved You Giveaway Hop hosted by Karen’s Got Mail! I have teamed up with a fantastic group of bloggers to share some awesome giveaways with my readers. Be sure to hop around to the participating blogs listed below and enter some fabulous giveaways, all of which are worth a minimum of $25! Disclosure: Disclosure: Karen’s Got Mail and the New and Improved You Giveaway Hop participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and any other social media are not affiliated with this giveaway.   …AND THE WINNER IS… JENNA M.! The First prize I offer is a wonderful Physical copy of the scrumptious, healthy recipes from Christina Dymock! The Healthy Family Slow Cooker Cookbook by Christina Dymock Kindle Edition, 173 pages Published June 9th 2015 by Cedar Fort, Inc. Feed your family the foods they love—with a healthy twist. Everyone knows…

THREE CHANCES TO WIN EMISSARY and MERCHANT OF ALYSS! Read Below!!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 5, 2016

THAT IS RIGHT! YOU HAVE THREE CHANCES TO WIN THE TWO AWESOME BOOKS IN THOMAS LOCKE’S NEW SERIES THEY ARE:   (1)- SNOWED IN? THEN READ BLOG HOP ON MY SITE (ENDS 1/16), (2)- On Tuesday and Wednesday (Jan 5-6), Thomas Locke is giving away both books in the series on his @TLockeBooks Facebook page. Here’s a direct link to the contest (which will go live at 3AM PST on Jan 5: http://on.fb.me/1Rd5hkD ;  (3)- VISIT MY SITE ON 1/20/16 FOR AN INTERVIEW/REVIEW/GIVEAWAY !   LEARN MORE IN EVENTS YET TO COME! THIS IS GREAT, “CLEAN” ADVENTURE!                      

Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley Blog Tour & SUPER International GIVEAWAY!(ends 1/29/16)
Adult Books / January 5, 2016

If you are a fan of the “classic” authors, you will certainly enjoy this story of the “Bronte” family, taken from actual history. Read all about it + My Review, then be sure to enter the Outstanding International Rafllecopter Giveaway at the end of this posting.       Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley Publication Date: January 5, 2016 Publisher: HarperCollins Canada / Amulet Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne. The Brontë siblings have always been inseparable. After all, nothing can bond four siblings quite like life in an isolated parsonage out on the moors. Their vivid imaginations lend them escape from their strict upbringing, actually transporting them into their created worlds: the glittering Verdopolis and the romantic and melancholy Gondal. But at what price? As Branwell begins to slip into madness and the sisters feel their real lives slipping away, they must weigh the cost of their powerful imaginations, even as their characters—the brooding Rogue and dashing Duke of Zamorna—refuse to let them go. Gorgeously written and based on the Brontës’ juvenilia, Worlds of Ink & Shadow brings to life one of history’s most celebrated literary families. Link to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24795912-worlds-of-ink-and-shadow Purchase Links: BAM | Chapters |…

Meet the Author of The Wild Ways, Dale Swanson, & Enter to Win His Giveaway!
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / January 4, 2016

I am delighted to introduce a wonderful , talented author, Dale Swanson, and the beginning Tale of his new Children’s Series of The Wild Ways. Be sure to enter his Generous Giveaway at the end of this post! ..AND THE WINNER IS…KRISTEN L.! About the Book: A loudmouthed squirrel named Chatter, a fidgety gopher named Archie, a raccoon with special powers named Ring, and all the animals living on Enchanted Island select ten-year-old Oscar Johnson to receive the Wild Ways, the language that allows animals to communicate with each other. As development threatens their peaceful habitat, the animals need Oscar to help solve a thirty-year-old mystery to save their beloved Enchanted Island and the surrounding forest they call home. MY REVIEW: The Wild Ways is a fun story which brings humanity and animal life together to further a greater purpose. The animals on Enchanted Island can see a major problem arising.Will the humans discover it before it is too late? Hundreds of years before, there was one with a pure heart who could communicate with the animals. Is there anyone in this new generations of humans who did not want to destroy the animals? Can a trust be truly formed…

You Can WIN A FREE COPY & a $25. GC Join us for ‘Three Little Words’ Book Tour & Review by Ridenthewavereviews!!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 4, 2016

Three in one Book by three great authors! What better to warm one’s heart than with three short, sweet romance stories?!? This Book Tour is presented by Covenant Communications                             Three Little Words by Jennie Hansen , K.C. Grant, Aubrey Mace  The road to true love never did run smooth, but a few bumps along the way make it all the more thrilling. This timeless truth is showcased in Three Little Words, a charming compilation of short stories written by a trio of popular LDS romance novelists. Readers are invited to follow the journeys of three young women as they encounter love where they least expect it. Paperback, 227 pages Published January 1st 2016 by Covenant Communications Inc. Rescuing Bailey by Jennie Hansen For as long as she can remember, Bailey has loved the boy next door. But despite her feelings, his schedule and his little brother keep getting in the way. Will her childhood crush finally blossom into something real, or will she discover that true love is waiting just around the corner? Three Little Words by K.C. Grant The bet is simple: Elizabeth, a speech…

DON’T MISS THIS! Review/Interview of Author H.L. WEGLEY’S ‘A VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS’!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 4, 2016

You will not want to miss this review/Interview/Giveaway! This book was astounding! YES, THIS GIVEAWAY IS OVER BUT PLEASE VIEW HARRY’S NEW YOUTUBE INTERVIEW BELOW! PREPARE FOR THE NEXT AWESOME BOOK OF THE SERIES! JOIN US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS BOOK AND AUTHOR! I highly recommend all – especially U.S citizens – to read this book!  …CONGRATS TO DELLA W. THE WINNER! What if your blog could save the nation, but posting to it might cost your life? Two extraordinary people … As catastrophes drive the US into martial law, all eyes are on America, waiting to see what emerges. KC Banning, network specialist, discovers President Hannan’s tyrannical plans and is branded a terrorist, sending her fleeing the Beltway to find her childhood soulmate and protector, Brock Daniels. Brock, a writer and man of faith, gives CPR to a dying nation through his blog, which is read by military members still loyal to the Constitution. But starting a grassroots insurgency while reconciling KC’s and Brock’s broken relationship proves difficult. When Hannan sends Special Forces to kill Brock and KC, starting a war in the Central Oregon desert, reconciliation, like staying alive, might be impossible. …born for a time such…

Jeepers! It’s January Blog Hop Giveaway!(ends 1/18/16)

As you know by now, I LOVE BLOG HOPS! These are all outstanding books and authors! Unfortunately, this Hop on my site, is only open to U.S./CA Residents. I’m Sorry. One Winner will receive all three Books FREE! Good Luck to ALL! I want to thank the Tour Hosts, The Mommy Island & The Kids Did it for all their dedication and hard work in presenting this Hop…http://thekidsdidit.com & http://themommyisland.blogspot.com The First Book is a “clean” romance. It is Book Two in the Billionaire Bride Pact Series. If you do not win the first and third Books listed, visit my blog because later this month I will be doing an interview with both of the authors and they will be offering another great Giveaway opportunity! …AND THE WINNER IS…Shannon O.! The Resilient One by Cami Checketts Alyssa Armsworth, a world-renowned photographer, has no intentions of honoring the Billionaire Bride Pact she made as a teenager to avoid getting her bra hung from the camp flagpole. Marriage is the last thing on her to-do list and when her father forces his wealthy friends on her, she runs to Maui. She plans to lay low, take some great pictures, and eat fresh…

the Hops Keep Going! Winter’s Wonders Giveaway Hop!(ends 1/16/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 4, 2016

It may be cold outside, but winter is filled with wonders! Let us warm you up with some wonderful giveaways. After you enter my giveaway, hop to the other participating blogs listed below and enter to win a prize worth at least $25 on every blog. Good luck! Just see below what awesome books I have to offer FREE to One U.S. Winner!(Sorry, this one is just for the U.S. residents, Only.) LeahSay’s Views http://leahsaysviews.com Planet Weidknecht  www.weidknecht.com ONE LUCKY U.S WINNER will receive FREE, ALL THREE BOOKS listed below! …And the WINNER is…Danelle J.! Two Brothers: Origin (A Ramtalan Trilogy, #1) by Sofia Diana Gabel Genre – Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult Paperback, 388 pages Published August 19th 2013 by Escargot Books and Music What teenage boy doesn’t want to fit in and have friends? That’s what Argus Dachel, 17, wants more than anything, but because he’s half alien, a New Breed, that’s not as easy as it seems. And it sure doesn’t help that he and his brother, Tai, are being pursued by a secret government agency. To top it off, now in their senior year at public high school, both boys risk exposure when Argus uses his…

$1000. Grand Prize! GenreCRAVE Mega Giveaway Party! with Xpresso Book Tours. (ends 1/31/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 1, 2016

Welcome to the Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Dystopian Reader Appreciation Giveaway! We’re so glad you stopped by! In this giveaway, EVERYONE who enters will win TWENTY FREE – EXCLUSIVE – ebooks by the sponsoring authors (to be delivered at the conclusion of the giveaway), and one GRAND PRIZE winner will also receive a $1000 Amazon Gift Card! The Winner will be announced on February 1st at our Facebook Event. The winner will also receive an email directly.There will ALSO be other prizes and giveaways happening at that event between now and our Grand Prize announcement! So make sure you mark yourself as attending so you don’t miss those great opportunities to win more prizes and snag more freebies! VIEW BOOKS FROM THE SPONSORS HERE! — Here are a couple of sneak peeks! Seeds of Foreverland by Tony Bertauski It’s time. His father’s voice always sent a wave a panic through Harold. It carried a rich, stern power that could crush his confidence with a single word or a grunt. This time it was coupled with the cryptic message. It’s time for what? “I think I broke my arm,” Harold said. That, he reasoned, might sway his father to ease…