THE WARRIOR PROPHET (THE WATCHER SAGA #3) BY LISA VOISIN BLOG TOUR & International $25. GC Giveaway! (ends 6/10/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 31, 2016

Be sure to read my Interview with this intriguing author, Lisa Voisin! …Then enter the Rafflecopter   This Book Tour & Giveaway Presented by…Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours The Warrior Prophet (The Watcher Saga #3) by Lisa Voisin Release Date: April 13, 2016 Publisher:  Inkspell Publishing   Mia Crawford is a prophet. She can see angels. She also sees demons. Everywhere. The angels are preparing for war to get her fallen angel boyfriend, Michael, back. A war that could take years. Haunted by visions of Michael’s soul being tortured, Mia can’t rest until she knows he’s safe. To save him, she must make an impossible journey through Hell with the one person she prayed she’d never see again. Purchase Links: BAM | Indies | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | TBD | iBooks Link to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29332802-the-warrior-prophet Teaser Excerpt – Hell Hands clawed at me as we passed through the blackness. The reek of sulfur and rot made a hot rush of bile rise to my throat. Arielle had said my soul would act as though I had a body, but my actual body was lying in a bed fifty feet below. We pushed through a thick blanket of black…

Be one of 12 Lucky U.S./Can Winners of one of these fantastic Prizes! The CleanSweep Conspiracy Book Tour Tour. (ends 7/7/16)
Adult Books / May 31, 2016

For all Crime and Mystery fans, you may find this book is what you have been looking for! Please read my review and Chuck Waldron’s Guest Post, then be sure to enter the Amazing U.S./Can. Giveaway at the end of this posting! This Book Tour/Giveaway is presented by       Book Description for The CleanSweep Conspiracy: Matt Tremain publishes Verité, a modest blog dedicated to writing about the truth and exposing scams. Currently, he’s following up on rumors concerning something called CleanSweep, a mysterious project in Toronto, Canada. Matt gets his break when a whistleblower connects CleanSweep to billionaire Charles Claussen. Claussen plans to rid Toronto of undesirables, beginning with street people and extending to any citizens who don’t match Claussen’s restrictive screening matrix. With the help of a high-ranking government official, Claussen plans to incite riots and violent unrest, conning Torontonians into sacrificing privacy and civil liberties for illusionary security and safety. Toronto will be reduced to a repressive city-state. The information overwhelms Matt, who doubts he has the courage, skill, or readership to take on CleanSweep. But the murder of his source convinces the blogger to take a stand—although he’s too late to prevent chaos from gripping…

How 4 Feet of Plywood Saved the Grand Canyon Book Tour & International Giveaway!(ends 6/1/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 30, 2016

This book is well worth your time reading! Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter at the end of this posting for a  chance to WIN a $25. GC AND your OWN COPY of this book! This Book Tour/Giveaway is presented by Covenant Communications How 4 Feet of Plywood Saved the Grand Canyon by Jerry Borrowman (Goodreads Author) Synopsis per Goodreads: History turns on small points. From the world’s most catastrophic game of chicken to the nail-biting success story at the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River, discover fascinating events you’ve probably never heard of. In this compilation of eight true stories from the forgotten pages of history, learn about disasters caused by human error as well as calamities avoided by quick and clever thinking–the lawsuit that launched Abraham Lincoln’s political career, the collapse of the Teton Dam, the invention that revolutionized the world of sound, and more. This book is truly love at first sight for lovers of history. MY REVIEW: This book is very enlightening and well-worth reading! The book unfolds with the Halifax disaster ( of which I had never heard of before) then continues with several other interesting facts in history -school has never taught –…

A TRIBUTE ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND TO THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED !!
Uncategorized / May 28, 2016

I WANT TO PAY A TRIBUTE TO THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO NOW SERVE, WHO HAS SERVED IN THE PAST, AND WHO HAVE DIED IN SERVICE FOR OUR FREEDOMS. PRIMARILY, THIS IS FOR OUR MILITARY PEOPLE, BUT COUNTLESS OTHERS HAVE SUFFERED AND SERVED FOR A BETTER WORLD WE ENJOY! In honor of Memorial day, I want to give tribute to you for your selfless service too our country. It has become one of the least appreciated sacrifices in so many who take their freedoms for granted. I wish everyone could live among the people in “third world” countries – REALLY live among them, not visiting from a nice hotel or embassy.  Our government has gotten very corrupt but theirs is still worse. Our quality and abundance of good health care, food, clothing, homes, homes with various rooms,cars, fifth wheels, tent trailers, and camping equipment, plus, other items we feel are necessities, are only an unrealistic dream to them. Their hope is not of opportunity for success but for opportunity of survival.. Why some come to our country for refuge then try to change it back to what they escaped from, defies all reason! Those I knew, were confused by the…

Another Fun Giveaway HOP! Splash Into Summer! (ends 6/8/16)

Welcome to this Splash Into Summer Hop! I have Three Super Books to Splash Into Summer With, for One U.S./Can Winner! ( Sorry, this one will not be for International as well.) I thank BookHounds for Hosting this fun Hop! What better way to enjoy Summer than gathering “little ones” around the kitchen to decorate cookies? This children’s Cookie Book contains easy-to-follow recipes and decorating tips for sweet cookie creations – Includes frosting pen and cookie cutter! Cookie Decorating | Author: Autumn Carpenter Format: Kit, 48 Pages ISBN: 9781633220362 Publisher: Walter Foster Jr. Series: Kids Craft Kit Series Cookie Decorating is perfect for aspiring young bakers eager to learn the basic skills and experience the fun of cookie decorating. A book plus cookie-decorating kit, Cookie Decorating is an inviting way to give children the confidence to explore the art of cookie decorating. With richly illustrated and photographed steps and examples, this how-to kit is a great reference for children and their parents. They will learn the various techniques for decorating cookies and all about the many types of frostings and toppings. The instruction book includes simple cookie and icing recipes, as well as the various decorating techniques broken down into…

On The Edge by Stuart Edge Blog Tour!

If you haven’t heard of Stuart Edge yet, I am sure you soon will! He became n overnight “Hit” on YouTube and has been on several talk shows. He co-stars in B.Y.U. Studio 5 series. Read my Review and the Synopsis of the Incredible things he has accomplished in a very brief time and….He Isn’t Done Yet!! This Blog Tour is presented by Cedar Fort Publishing. About the book: Everyone has had that one awful job, but Stuart Edge really had an awful job–cleaning porta-potties. As he cleaned, he dreamed of creating videos that not only made people laugh but also changed their lives. Now a YouTube sensation, Stuart shares his secrets to his YouTube success and reveals his conversion from self-conscious to confident and how being true to his beliefs made all the difference. My Review: On the Edge is a fascinating, true story of Stuart’s journey from a young boy to a man. He  tells of the frightening insecurities he had a a youth – what caused te an d how he learned to cope. He tells of a devastating situation which left him without a active father. This situation led to his mother, he & his brothers…

With One Cry by David Butts, Review, Interview & Giveaway!!(ends 6/6/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 26, 2016

Welcome to my Review of With One Cry, My Interview with David Butts and a chance for you to WIN your own FREE Copy of this book! Is the lack of prayer for government leaders leading to the downfall of America? One Cry Cover.jpgTerre Haute, IN — A Lifeway research study on prayer showed that among Christians who pray only 12% pray for government leaders. With his new book, “With One Cry” (releasing May 3), David Butts makes the case that unless the United States repents there is little hope for America. “Though it is hard to believe given our current secular mindset,” says Butts, “the United States has had numerous calls to repentance from our leaders, including Presidents such as Abraham Lincoln and John Adams. If a President is not willing to lead us in repentance, one important action step for the Church is to seriously pray for the President’s heart, that he would come to see the need for nationwide repentance. On a local church level, pastors need to preach on repentance, not only from the individual aspect, but the need and the how-to for corporate repentance.” “With One Cry” offers specific scriptural references and outlines for Christians…

Dragons Are For Real by Valerie Budoyr – Book Review by LAWonder10
Children's Books / May 26, 2016

This is a delightful children’s book written by Valarie Budayr and illustrated by Michael Welply, Dragons are Real.  About the Book Title: Dragons are Real | Author: Valarie Budayr | Illustrator: Michael Welply | Publisher: Audrey Press | Publication Date: May 5, 2016 | Genre: Children’s Picture Book | Number of Pages: 32 Book Description: What if I told you that all of the fairy tales, myths and legends that have been told about dragons over the years are WRONG? What if I told you that Dragons are indeed REAL and that they are different than you’ve ever imagined? Did you know that Dragons are the master of disguises? Did you know that they love sugar and sweets (at unacceptable levels) and will do anything for treats? Award winning author Valarie Budayr brings us this fairly true story based on her childhood friendship with a REAL live Dragon. Amazon Take a peek inside the book… MY REVIEW: This is a quality paperback book of what “Real” Dragons are like! Put aside the old myths you have heard and discover for yourself “Real” Dragons! This charming account will help your child view Dragons in a new light without the frightening “myths”…

Murder Run Book Tour & Giveaway Spotlight. (Ends 5/31/16)
Adult Books / May 25, 2016

Welcome to this Spotlight/Giveaway of the Murder Mystery…. Murder Run by Shelly Frome Book Details: Genre: Crime Fiction, Mystery Published by: Sunbury Press Publication Date: August, 2015 Number of Pages: 239 ISBN: 1620066165 (ISBN13: 9781620066164) In this crime novel, a wayward handyman grapples with the suspicious death of his employer, a fragile choreographer who secluded herself in the Litchfield Hills. As the fallout mounts, the reader is taken to various locales in and around Manhattan, an escapade in Miami Lakes and back again to the hills of Connecticut until this twisty conundrum is finally laid to rest. Purchase Links: *Adult reading. Contains profanity. Read an excerpt: CHAPTER ONE “Wake up, pal, we got a situation . . . Hey, I’m talkin’ here. Maybe she makes it, maybe she don’t. I’m sayin’ you better move it!” The voice came out of the past. The words cut into the here-and-now of the Connecticut night. Left with just the dial tone, Jed Cooper hung up, got off the cot and tried to get his bearings. Though he’d been house-sitting this junk trailer for a while, he still had to grope around to find the pull cord for the lights. He waited a few…

Book Blitz: The Conch Shell of Doom by Ryan Hill with Giveaway! (ends

This Truly Appears to be a Fun Children’s Book! Don’t forget the enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway at the end of this posting! Hello amazing readers! Welcome to the Book Blitz for The Conch Shell of Doom by Ryan Hill! Join us in celebrating this new release, and enter the giveaway found at the end of the post! Happy Book Birthday, Ryan!! Bailey didn’t mean to catch his parents plotting to unleash the sinister Trenton Maroney and his powerful oceanic army on the world. It was an honest mistake. Now, he’s got the horribly disfigured Mr. Lovell on his trail, which is doing wonders for Bailey’s anxiety. His only ally is Franklin, a burn-out several decades past wishing his brother Trenton was destroyed for good. Franklin has battled his brother for two thousand years, and has nothing to show for it except his beloved Mustang. To stop Mr. Lovell from awakening Trenton, Franklin and Bailey will have to get past his parents, a one-eyed stoner, crooked cops, giant Scotsmen, and Trenton’s army, which can only be summoned by one thing: the mysterious Conch Shell of Doom. The Conch Shell of Doom by Ryan Hill Publication Date: May 24, 2016 Available for…

THE FLORENTINE CONNECTION By Carey Nachenberg SPOTLIGHT/GIVEAWAY! (ends 6/3/16)
Adult Books / May 24, 2016

This sounds like an outstanding Novel! BE SURE TO ENTER THE AWESOME INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY AT THE END OF THIS POSTING! This Book Tour/Giveaway is presented by… Book Description for The Florentine Deception: A seemingly mundane computer clean-up leads to an electrifying quest for an enigmatic—and deadly—treasure in this gripping techno-thriller. After selling his dorm-room startup for millions and effectively retiring at the age of twenty-five, Alex Fife is eager for a new challenge. When he agrees to clean up an old PC as a favor, he never expects to find the adventure of a lifetime waiting for him inside the machine. But as he rummages through old emails, Alex stumbles upon a startling discovery: The previous owner, a shady antiques smuggler, had been trying to unload a mysterious object known as the Florentine on the black market. And with the dealer’s untimely passing, the Florentine is now unaccounted for and ripe for the taking. Alex dives headfirst into a hunt for the priceless object. What starts out as a seemingly innocuous pursuit quickly devolves into a nightmare when Alex discovers the true technological nature of the Florentine. Not just a lost treasure, it’s something far more insidious: a weapon that…

Life’s a Beach GIVEAWAY Hop! (ends 6/7/16)

I am always excited to be a part of these Hops to (1.) Offer you each a chance to win incredible books by incredible authors! Thank you http://thekidsdidit.com & http://themommyisland.blogspot.com for hosting this Blog Hop (2.) To assist in promoting incredible books by incredible authors! One U.S/Can Entrant will WIN ALL FOUR Books! This first YA/Adult book is inspired by Deborah Blumenthal’s personal experience with Hurricane Rita, Hurricane Kiss is a heart-pounding tale of two teens’ fight for survival as they confront their own stormy past. Hurricane Kiss by Deborah Blumenthal When River Daughtry was sent to Juvie, Jillian thought he was done upending her life. Now he’s back, and once again her world is thrown into chaos. With Hurricane Danielle bearing down on Houston, Jillian is forced to evacuate – which unfortunately means hours in a car with River and his dad, nothing but awkward silence and repressed memories between them. As traffic grinds to a halt, they make an impossible choice: abandon the car and search for shelter. Trapped in their empty school with the storm raging outside, River must finally face his demons — which are darker than Jillian ever realized. Hurricane Kiss launches readers right into…

UPCOMING 3RD BLOGVERSARY CELEBRATION!! The entire month of June!

OH, MAN! THESE HAVE BEEN THREE WONDERFUL, YET EXCRUCIATINGLY PAINFUL, YEARS!! I HAVE LEARNED SO MANY THINGS THROUGH MY BLOGGING EXPERIENCE. TO HELP ME CELEBRATE, SOME WONDERFUL AUTHORS/PUBLICISTS HAVE AGREED TO PROVIDE FREE BOOKS FOR A DAILY GIVEAWAY!! THEY ARE ALL SO AWESOME! PLEASE CHECK IN DAILY AND ENTER THE RAFFLECOPTER EACH DAY FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A FREE BOOK! ALSO, I WANT TO GIVE HONOR THIS WEEK ESPECIALLY TO ALL THOSE BRAVE, SELF-SACRIFICING, WONDERFUL MEN AND WOMEN WHO OFTEN GIVE THEIR LIVES SO THE REST OF US CAN CONTINUE TO ENJOY THE FREEDOMS WE DO. THERE ARE NOT WORDS ENOUGH TO EXPRESS GRATITUDE FOR THEIR SERVICE AND SACRIFICES. THOSE WHO SURVIVE STILL HAVE TO CONTINUE TO EXPERIENCE GREAT HARDSHIPS – MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY – PLUS, OFTEN MUCH INGRATITUDE, FOR THEIR INCREDIBLE SELFLESSNESS AND COURAGE. FOR THOSE OF US ON THIS SITE, OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO THEM AND DEEPLY HONOR THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO HAVE DIED, AS WELL AS THOSE WHO HAVE SURVIVED…THANK YOU! FINALLY, I HAVE EXPERIENCED 11 INCREDIBLE MONTHS OF SERIOUS INJURY, SURGERY, AND DEATH OF LOVED ONES. THIS SET OFF A SERIES OF SERIOUS, VERY PAINFUL,  AND DEVASTATING HEALTH ISSUES FOR ME. I HAVE…

GRAND FINALE BLITZ: The Bad Boy’s Baby by Cindi Madsen &International Giveaway! (ends 5/27/16)
Adult Books / May 23, 2016

THESE ALL LOOK L.IKE REALLY GOOD BOOKS! Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting! On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Book Tour Grand Finale for The Bad Boy’s Baby By Cindi Madsen We hope you enjoyed learning a little about Cam, Emma, and their daughter Zoey as they navigate family and the possibility of love. If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out… Launch – Interview with the Author Q: What do you hope readers take with them after they’ve read The Bad Boy’s Baby? A: I hope that they get a feel for Hope Springs and the fun characters who live there. I hope that they laugh and swoon as they watch Emma and Cam figure out how to do the co-parenting thing, and that they have a big smile on their face when they finish reading it. LibriAmoriMiei – Review “This novel is a real treat, a really sweet and romantic love story. The good girl, the bad guy and an adorable two year old baby, it’s really hard not to love this romance. . . I highly recommend this one!” The Written Adventure – Hope Spring’s Town…

Victory Garden: Digging In Spotlight and Excerpt ( Ends 5/31/16))

This is a Fact-filled enticing story for young readers. BeachBoundbooks  Blog Tour for the children’s historical fiction book John Bloom and the Victory Garden: Digging In by Leigh Shearin from About the Book Title: John Bloom and the Victory Garden: Digging In |Author: Leigh Shearin Genre: Children’s Historical Fiction | Number of Pages: 106 | Publication Date: January 22, 2016 | Summary: The fun continues in Appleside, NJ, as John Bloom and his pals live, laugh, and watch the incredible events of late 1942 as they unfold across the world. The attack on Pearl Harbor has brought America into the global war, and everyone’s involved- even children! Join them as they do what they can to help with the war effort, even from a small, rural, American town. Excerpt for John Bloom and the Victory Garden: Digging In John was lying quietly in the dim room, his eyes closed. The left side of his face was badly misshapen; the swelling and blotchy colored skin ran from the bridge of his nose all the way to his ear and down to the edge of his jaw. Mr. Hutchins set the box down gently on the end of the bed and waited…

This Outstanding Book “Blew Me Away”! Jax Sheppard and the Seven Mirrors by Sharon Warchol – Book Review by LAWonder10!

This has taken me far too long to read and review! Once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down! This is a great read for Youth ages 11 -18 years of age…Adults, too! Jax Sheppard and the Seven Mirrors by Sharon Warchol Synopsis per Goodreads: Having earned his share of unwanted attention in the past, Jax Sheppard has learned some hard lessons: 1. Playing dodgeball with “Normals” is a surefire way to land you in detention. 2. Don’t drop a clown on your best friend if you want to keep him as your best friend. Now Jax prefers to blend in and go unnoticed—not an easy task for a scrawny thirteen-year-old with a chewed gum collection and the ability to leap a tall teacher in a single bound. When Jax joins his friends for a simple night of mischief at the local pool, it ends with the discovery of a broken fragment from an ancient, magical mirror and the tragic death of his brother. Jax resolves to find all seven fragments of the Kaptropoten, an amazing mirror with an incredible history, to harness its powers and bring back his brother. But before he does, he will need to…

Working Stiff: Casimir Blitz & International Giveaway! (ends 5/26/16)
Adult Books / May 19, 2016

Working Stiff: Casimir  by Blair Babylon (Inheritance Trilogy, #1) Publication date: May 17th 2016 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance Here’s the problem: when Rox was hired, she told her smoking-hot boss Cash that she was married, but she’s not. Now, three years later, she’s kind of accidentally living with him, and he’s being a perfect gentleman, dang it. Everybody in the office said that Cash was a heartbreaker, that he’d bump her and dump her, so Rox decided not to become a statistic. She went out and bought herself some rings of the finest cubic zirconia so that she could work with Cash, who was several inches over six feet tall, emerald-eyed, ripped, gorgeous, his tailored suit clinging to his athletic body, sporting a British accent, and loaded. It had seemed like such a good plan at the time. But now, three years later, she and Cash have become friends. They travel together for work often, and they’re the best of buddies.When Rox gets thrown out of her apartment, Cash insists that she come live with him until they can find her a place because that’s what friends do. Now, even though everyone insists that Cash never goes after married women,…

Body in the Wardrobe Book Tour, Review & Giveaway! (ends 6/6/16)
Adult Books / May 19, 2016

Welcome to this Book Tour of The Body in the Wardrobe by Katherine Hall Page U.S. Residents, be sure to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway at the end of this posting for the opportunity of Winning your own Print Copy! Book Details: Genre: Cozy Mystery Published by: William Morrow Publication Date: April 26th 2016 Number of Pages: 256 ISBN: 0062439502 (ISBN13: 9780062439505) Series: Faith Fairchild Mystery SYNOPSIS: Minster’s wife, caterer, and part-time sleuth Faith Fairchild pairs up with Sophie Maxwell, last seen in Body in the Birches and now a newlywed living in historic Savannah, Georgia, where Sophie crosses paths with murder. Attorney Sophie Maxwell has come to Savannah to be with her new husband, Will. But nothing throws cold water on a hot relationship faster than a dead body. Worse for Sophie, no one believes the body she knows she saw is real, Will is spending an awful lot of time in Atlanta on a case he claims is urgent, and she’s been tasked with house hunting for them with his former sweetheart, who Sophie can’t help but suspect wishes Sophie would return to her Yankee roots! Fortunately, Sophie has a good friend in Faith Fairchild. With teenage Amy being…

Artifacts Book Tour!

This looks like a wonderful book for Youth!        Guest Post What inspired you to write this book? Middle School Readers! My readers have these wonderful, endless imaginations that take takes these stories I write and breathe life in to them. They laugh at the jokes, fall in love with some characters while disliking others, and more than anything while reading ARTIFACTS they begin to dream about what they would do if they had an artifact that could re-write fairy tales. They have a need to be inspired, astonished, and surprised to the point where they are scrambling as fast as they can to turn the page. I try to put in as many “WHOA!” moments, moments where they will read a passage, stop to appreciate the brain-meltingly awesomeness, and then keep reading. Those are the moments they wait for, the moments they love to read, and the moments I love to write. Through the years there have been so many of those moments in either books I’ve read or movies I’ve seen that I constantly wait for the next one. Humor is a big part of ARTIFACTS. I can imagine that many one-liners from the story will…

Pride and Politics by Brittany Larsen Book Review Tour & International Giveaway!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 18, 2016

This was a relaxing, delightful story directed at an L.D.S. audience but also involving other Christian religions. Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting for the opportunity to WIN,  Internationally,  a $25. Amazon Gift Card AND your own free copy of Pride and Politics! SYNOPSIS: As the daughter of a well-known senator, Summer Knight is all too familiar with the nasty side of politics. She’s always stayed out of the drama, until an incident involving her fellow Mormons drives her out of her hometown—and out of the Church. What she needs is a change of scene, and sunny California seems like just the place. Enter Benson Hardy. He’s just her type—until she finds out who he is. Not only is Benson a nephew to her father’s political rival, he’s also a devout member of the Church. The last thing Summer wants is to be mixed up in politics—or religion. But Benson challenges her like no one else, asking the tough questions about her inactivity. Though their incompatibility is clear, their connection is undeniable, and soon Summer finds the embers of her faith reigniting. Just as it seems that the pair might be on the road…

Fighter Girl by Kathryn James book blitz & Giveaway! (Hurry, Giveaway ends at midnight 5/19/16!!)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 17, 2016

Fighter Girl by Kathryn James Published by: Swoon Romance Publication date: May 17th 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult “It began three days ago with a fight. Seems that for me, everything begins with a fight…” Sammy Jo may be strong, fast and tough, even in heels, but she gets into trouble when she fights some local thugs to save a rich boy named Gregory. Now bad guy McCloud is after her – and he’s even more dangerous than her forbidden love for Gregory. Fighter Girl was published in the United Kingdom under the title GYPSY GIRL. Goodreads / Amazon — EXCERPT: The wedding is over. My beautiful bridesmaid dress is soaked in blood. Bright crimson patterning the white. The hem ragged and torn. The tulle skirt missing and the strapless bodice ripped. My tiara is long gone. My hair stiffened with dried blood, not mousse. My legs are crumpled beneath, unable to move. I’m like a ragdoll. I’m lying here in this circle of trees by the black water. They call it a beauty spot. I can’t see any beauty today. Only death. The magpies warned us. Gregory is beside me, his sun-streaked, fair hair red with blood, his…

LOVE IN BLOOM GIVEAWAY HOP! (ends 5/29/16)

Welcome to the “Love in Bloom” Giveaway Hop! One Lucky U.S./Can Winner will Receive ALL THREE BOOKS FREE! HOSTED BY: bookhoundshops A group of bloggers has put together some amazing giveaways for you. Be sure to enter them all – there is no limit to how many you can win. GOOD LUCK! The first book is an exciting new Children’s book! The Pearl Orb by Elizabeth Ball Paperback, 99 pages Published January 21st 2016 by Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Do you believe in fairies? Annabel is looking forward to an unexpected few days away with her Auntie Kate. Tired from the journey, she falls asleep on the train and drifts off into a magical fairyland. Her dream becomes a reality when she feels a jingle in her pocket and finds a pearl orb, a gift from the travel fairies, which will alert her to any danger. Her holiday is going well until a boat trip turns into an adventure she was not expecting. Alone on the boat, below deck, the pearl orb jingles in her pocket and she knows she has to hide from the two intruders who board the boat. They are up to no good, and realising their mistake take…

Curse of the Moon Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway! (ends 5/ 23/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 17, 2016

I HAVE ON GOOD AUTHORITY, THIS IS A SERIES YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS….CLEAN ENOUGH FOR THE YOUNGEST YA! BE SURE TO ENTER TO WIN WITH THE RAFFLECOPTER AT THE END OF THIS POSTING! Check out the blog tour for the second book in Beth Trissel’s YA Fantasy series. Series: The Secret Warrior #2 Release date: May 4th 2016 Publisher: Wild Rose Press Purchase: Amazon Synopsis via Goodreads:   The bad news? Morgan Daniel’s wolf is out of control. The good news? There’s a treatment. She just has to get a potion from a lizard shifter witch–without looking into the witch’s eyes. Easy, right?    But when the witch puts a spell on her younger brother, Morgan has to do the witch’s bidding to save him.    Fortunately Morgan isn’t alone. She has Jackson to lean on, a few witches coming into their powers, a secret warlock, and the always mysterious Chief Okema. What could possibly go wrong?  REVIEW BY RAINEESREVIEWS: I have really enjoyed reading the Secret Warriors Series by Beth Trissel.  This is a fun story about a girl who close to her seventeenth birthday finds that she has a powerful wolf inside her and this series…

William Shakespeare: Scenes from the life of the world’s greatest writer Book Review & GIVEAWAY! (ends 5/20/16)
Children's Books / May 16, 2016

WELCOME TO THIS BOOK REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY!  (SORRY, THIS ONE IS FOR U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY) Be sure to read my review then enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway at the end of this posting! This Book Giveaway is provided by Quarto Publishing. William Shakespeare: Scenes from the life of the world’s greatest writer by Mick Manning, Brita Granström Genre Children’s Books Hardcover, 48 pages Published June 4th 2015 by Frances Lincoln Children’s Bks The life of William Shakespeare is vividly depicted, from his birth in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564, childhood and schooldays, through apprenticeship at his father’s glove-making shop, his marriage to Anne Hathaway, and then the move to London – where Will hones his skills as an actor-playwright for The Lord Chamberlain’s Men. When the newly-built Globe Theatre opens in 1599, Will Shakespeare is a key member of the company, and many of Shakespeare’s most famous plays are first performed here. By his death in 1616, William Shakespeare is acknowledged as the master playwright of his age – and ever since as one of the greatest writers of all time. With lively graphic-novel descriptions of many of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and…

SUN and SIZZLE GRILL to GREENS and EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN by Allison Miller BOOK TOUR – Book Review by LAWonder10!
Adult Books / May 15, 2016

This is a perfect time to purchase this wonderful fully illustrated book of scrumptious recipes for outdoor/indoor grilling along with great tips, recipes for accompanying desserts & side dishes ! It will be a great gift for a graduating student or a couple being wedded! This book Tour is presented by Cedar Fort Publishing. About the book: Gather fresh ingredients and fire up the grill! Prepare in-season, summer-perfect recipes like sweet Aloha Burgers, tangy Garlic Shrimp Skewers, and zesty Barbecue Chicken Sliders, Zucchini Lasagna Rolls, and Chicken and Veggie Pasta. Plus, go beyond with light and savory appetizers, refreshing drinks, and fruity desserts. Excellent for parties or just a day out in the sun, these recipes will have you grilling year round! MY REVIEW: Just in time for the Summer celebrations!! This beautifully illustrated. indoor/outdoor recipe book is the perfect “fit” for one’s eating delight! Not only does it contain delicious grilling recipes, but great Tips for making your grilling experience more enjoyable including great clean up ideas.  For instance, do you put an indent in your hamburger paddy? Read this and find out why it is important to do so! Besides great grilling recipes, it has other tasty recipes…

The Good Traitor by Ryan Quinn Book Tour, Interview, Review, & GIVEAWAY! (ends 5/27/16)
Adult Books / May 13, 2016

This is a book most Spy/Thriller fans will enjoy! Read my Review and Interview with Ryan Quinn, then all U.S. residents, be sure to enter the Rafflecopter at the end of this posting for the chance of Winning your own Free physical copy of the book! This Book Tour/Giveaway is presented by… The Good Traitor by Ryan Quinn The US ambassador to China is killed in a suspicious plane crash just days after a news article links Chinese spies to US business interests. The American intelligence community is left scrambling to investigate possible connections between the crash and a series of other high-profile deaths. On the other side of the world, ex-CIA operative Kera Mersal returns to the United States determined to clear her name after being branded a traitor for exposing illegal government surveillance. There, former colleague and fellow fugitive J. D. Jones contacts her with a new assignment: find out who is staging accidents to murder news sources. As the news site continues to publish stories about top-secret CIA programs and Chinese government corruption, Mersal reunites with old allies to uncover the truth and prove her loyalty to her country once and for all. But Mersal’s investigations put…

The Wages of Sin by Nancy Allen Book Tour Spotlight!
Adult Books / May 12, 2016

Nancy Allen is a very good writer. You Mystery fans will surely enjoy this one! The Wages of Sin by Nancy Allen This Book Tour is presented by … Book Details: Genre: Legal Thriller, Crime Published by: Witness Impulse Publication Date: 04/26/2016 Number of Pages: 320 ISBN: 0062438751 (9780062438751) Series: An Ozarks Mystery, 3rd | Each is a Stand Alone Thriller “The Elsie Arnold series deserves to run and run.”— Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls and The Killer Next Door In rural McCown County, Missouri, a young pregnant woman is found beaten to death in a trailer park. The only witness to the murder is Ivy, her six-year-old daughter, who points to her mom’s boyfriend—father of the unborn child. County prosecutor Madeleine Thompson promises the community justice, and in the Ozarks, that can only mean one thing: a death sentence. When Madeleine’s first choice for co-counsel declines to try a death penalty case, she is forced to turn to assistant prosecutor Elsie Arnold. Elsie is reluctant to join forces with her frosty boss, but the road to conviction seems smooth—until unexpected facts about the victim arise, and the testimony of the lone eyewitness Ivy becomes increasingly crucial. Against…

The Firefighter’s Refrain Book Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway! (ends 5/20/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 11, 2016

I am anxious to read/review this Contemporary Romance Story. Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting! On Tour with Prism Book Tours. The Firefighter’s Refrain (Those Marshal Boys, #3) by Loree Lough Adult Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 368 pages (large print) May 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming He’s a man who wants it all…if only he could have it…. Dreams of stardom took musician and firefighter Sam Marshall far from his Colorado roots. Starting fresh in Nashville hasn’t been easy, especially after an injury on the job, but he’s working his way to the Grand Ole Opry one open mike at a time, teaching at the fire station to make ends meet. Yet Sam’s intentions are shaken when he meets the lovely owner of a local café. Suddenly, Sam’s dreams are filled with her. Too bad that as the daughter of country-music wannabes, Finn Leary’s been there, done that. She’ll never choose a musician. So how can Sam possibly get the girl and keep the guitar? Goodreads│Amazon│Barnes & Noble│Harlequin EXCERPT: Ciara scooped crushed ice into identical red-plastic glasses. “You know, I think, I think that Sam guy likes you.” “All of my customers like…

Born to Treason by E.B. Wheeler Book Tour.
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 10, 2016

This is a different type of a Historical Fiction than the previous one posted yesterday. This is about the time of the conflict between Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots. It centers on Catholic persecution and the infiltration of England into Wales. This Book Tour is presented by Cedar Fort Publishing About the book: Joan Pryce is not only a Catholic during the English Reformation but also Welsh, and comes from a family of proud revolutionaries. But when a small act of defiance entangles her in a deadly conspiracy, a single misstep could lead her straight to the gallows! Joan must decide between fighting for freedom and finding love. MY REVIEW: After an awkward beginning, the tales increases in adventure, mystery, and intrigue. This tale takes place during one of the many very difficult times of history. As in most instances, the wealthy prosper – if they do not defy those who have power over them – and the poor suffer inhumanely. It is a time of inhumane torture of those who government feel threatened by, stripping them of all their worldly goods. This story centers on one young woman stripped of her wealth and position after the tragic loss…

The Earl’s Betrothed Book Tour and Giveaway! (ends 5/13/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 10, 2016

I truly love to escape into historical fiction! This is another wonderful novel from talented writer, Karen Tuft! Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting for a chance to win your own FREE copy of this book PLUS a $25. Amazon Gift Card! This Book Tour/Giveaway is presented by Covenant Communications The Earl’s Betrothal by Karen Tuft Synopsis per Goodreads: Out of the war and into another, Captain Lord Anthony Hargreaves finds the politics of romance to be as uninviting a battle as the one that nearly cost him his life in Badajoz, Spain. Wounded both mentally and physically from the Peninsular War in 1812, Anthony returns home to find that his older brother has died, placing Anthony next in line to inherit the estate. But he’s not ready for such responsibilities. And when Anthony’s dying father pleads with him to marry and produce an heir to preserve the family title, it nearly sends Anthony over the edge; nevertheless he dutifully faces a long line of hopeful young ladies who await him. No one grabs his attention, though, like Amelia Clarke, his mother’s stunning companion, who is off-limits for the earl. But when Anthony unwittingly…

JOIN US FOR THIS HELLO BABY GIVEAWAY HOP! (ENDS 5/24)
Adult Books , Children's Books / May 9, 2016

SPRING IS A REMINDER OF NEW LIFE. I AM VERY PLEASED TO BE A PART OF THIS HELLO BABY BLOG HOP TO HONOR MOTHERS WHO WILL SOON DELIVER A CHILD OR FOR THE NEW ARRIVAL ITSELF. Welcome to the Hello Baby Giveaway Hop hosted by Karen’s Got Mail! I have teamed up with a fantastic group of bloggers to share some awesome giveaways with our 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 Hello Baby 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. Although this first book is directed at an L.D.S. audience, its insights are an inspiration to any Mother or Mother-to-be! The Sacred Gift of Childbirth: Making Empowered Choices for You and Your Baby by Marie Bigelow  Paperback, 176 pages Expected publication: May 10th 2016 by Cedar Fort, Inc. Synopsis : During pregnancy, mothers are breathtakingly close to the veil, and childbirth is a sacred moment in every mother’s life. This…

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL “MOTHERLY” WOMEN WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE A BIOLOGICAL CHILD.
Adult Books / May 8, 2016

I HAVE TO TAKE THIS MOMENT TO HONOR ALL YOU WONDERFUL NURTURING WOMEN. I ACHE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO BEAR THEIR OWN CHILD, BUT THAT DOES NOT MAKE YOU ANY LESS OF A MOTHER. MANY A CHILD’S LIFE HAS BEEN BLESSED BY A NURTURING AUNT, CLOSE FRIEND, AND CARING VOLUNTEERS. NANNY’S, ALSO, HAVE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO LOVE AND NURTURE. I WAS AMONG THE “LUCKY ONES” TO HAVE A LOVING, KIND, AND DEVOTED MOTHER WHO TAUGHT ME WHAT UNCONDITIONAL LOVE MEANT. SHE HAS BEEN GONE NOW FOR 14 YEARS AND I STILL MISS HER EVERY DAY. THERE IS SO MUCH I HAVE LEARNED ABOUT TRUE APPRECIATION..TOO LATE.  

Precious in His Sight Review Tour/International Giveaway (Ends 05/19/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 8, 2016

Okay…I messed up again, I had scheduled an Interview with Karen Pashley but between out of state trips, strep throat, and two cases of hard influenza, I apparently didn’t get them sent. Please use the Question/Answer – provided by the author – to respond to the Interview portion of the Rafflecopter. U.S. residents will receive a physical copy, all others will receive an e-copy. Nashville, TN − — In her first novel that she lovingly describes as “country club southern fiction,” author and speaker Karen Pashley held nothing back in the way of controversy. Her book entitled “Precious in His Sight” was hailed by mainstream publishers who wanted Pashley to “tone down” the Christian parts, and was equally met with enthusiasm by Christian publishers who were simply scared of the potential controversy of the story’s characters. When Pashley decided to stir adultery into the mix, show sympathy for the mistress and the cheating husband, and wind up with one of the most pro-life fiction novels ever written, she raised a few eyebrows. But making people nervous, like William Young did with “The Shack,” may just result in the next big success story, although that was never Pashley’s goal. “I didn’t…

WHO’S YOUR HERO GIVEAWAY HOP! ends 5/18/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 8, 2016

This month we’re celebrating the men and women (and animals too!) that rock a uniform–whichever uniform that may be. Military, Police, Firefighter and all others who serve and protect. So…Who’s Your Hero? Stop by each blog for a giveaway and to find out who OUR favorite fictional and real life heroes are… I have so many Heroes! First and foremost is Jesus Christ. I love the men and women of the bible and other ancient characters who set great examples of integrity and fortitude. Of course, the fictional heroes are awesome, too! My all time favorite is Clark Kent/Superman! My husband and sons are my heroes. They have served in the armed forces and as a much unappreciated policeman.These men and women sacrifice so much and get very little credit. My heroes are dedicated parents and teachers who strive very hard to instill moral and positive values in our youth. My heroes are men and women who have endured extreme hardships, striving to make a better life for themselves and their posterity. I have Four of my Hero Books to give away to one Lucky U.S./Can Winner. This Book of fiction is written by a retired Veteran who as experienced…

THYE MURDER THAT NEVER WAS BOOK TOUR, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY! (MINE ENDS 5/27)
Adult Books / May 6, 2016

For all of you Mystery/Suspense/Romance fans, check this out! I will be having a special Giveaway for a Hardcopy of this book for U.S. Residents. Additionally, the Tour Host is also running a Giveaway for e=books. Be sure to enter one or both of the Rafflecopters at the end of this posting. Genre: Psychological Thriller Published by: Bonnie Meadow Publishing LLC Publication Date: May 17th 2016 Number of Pages: 384 ISBN: 1682320006 (ISBN13: 9781682320006 Synopsis: Given the opportunity, would you assume someone else’s identity and leave your old life behind? A serendipitous crossing of paths between Lisa Barnes, a down-on-her-luck job seeker, and Julie Forman, a personal trainer to an Olympic hopeful, forever changes the course of both women’s lives. One winds up dead and the other finds herself a fugitive, hiding behind one lie after another as a cold-blooded killer methodically hunts her. Desperately trying to stay alive, the terrified woman enlists the help of Forensic Instincts, a rogue investigative team that clandestinely operates in the gray area between legal and illegal. Safeguarding their client’s deception, Forensic Instincts digs into dangerous territory as they try to find out who’s after their client and why. Meanwhile, bodies are piling up…

Dragons are Real Book Blast!!!
Uncategorized / May 4, 2016

Check out this Charming New Children’s Book!! BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Book Blast for the delightful children’s book written by Valarie Budayr and illustrated by Michael Welply, Dragons are Real. The blast will run May 2 – 4, 2016. About the Book Title: Dragons are Real | Author: Valarie Budayr | Illustrator: Michael Welply | Publisher: Audrey Press | Publication Date: May 5, 2016 | Genre: Children’s Picture Book | Number of Pages: 32 Amazon Book Description: What if I told you that all of the fairy tales, myths and legends that have been told about dragons over the years are WRONG? What if I told you that Dragons are indeed REAL and that they are different than you’ve ever imagined? Did you know that Dragons are the master of disguises? Did you know that they love sugar and sweets (at unacceptable levels) and will do anything for treats? Award winning author Valarie Budayr brings us this fairly true story based on her childhood friendship with a REAL live Dragon. Take a peek inside the book… About the Author: Valarie Budayr Award Winning and Best-selling author, Valarie Budayr inspires children and adults alike to experience their books…

The Advocates Daughter Book Review Tour/Interview/and Giveaway!!(Ends 5/14/16)
Adult Books , Uncategorized / May 4, 2016

Enjoy this exciting new Thriller and don’t forget to enter the rafflecopter below for your chance to win your own copy of The Advocates Daughter!!(Sorry US/Canada only) The Advocate’s Daughter  by Anthony Franze A Washington, D.C. lawyer and a frequent major media commentator on the Supreme Court, Anthony Franze delivers a high-stakes story of family, power, loss and revenge set within the insular world of the highest court of our country. #1 New York Times bestseller Lee Child called The Advocate’s Daughter “smart, sophisticated, suspenseful, and written with real insider authenticity.” Suspense Magazine hailed it as “the ‘best of the best’ when it comes to suspense.” And Library Journal said it “gives readers an inside peek at the world of the Supreme Court, and tossing in an intriguing mystery only adds to the thrills.” Synopsis: Among Washington D.C. power players, everyone has secrets they desperately want to keep hidden, including Sean Serrat, a Supreme Court lawyer. Sean transformed his misspent youth into a model adulthood, and now has one of the most respected legal careers in the country. But just as he learns he’s on the short list to be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, his daughter, Abby, a…

The Cadence of Gypsies Book Tour, Review, Interview & Giveaway!(ends

This is a YA Book you will be sure to enjoy!  Be sure to read my Review and Interview with the author, too! Be sure to enter this great Giveaway! Book Description for The Cadence of Gypsies On her 18th birthday Carolina Lovel learned that she was adopted and was given a letter written by her birth mother in an unknown language. After years of research she travels to Italy on a mission to find the truth about her past. Carolina is accompanied by three extremely gifted but mischievous students the FIGs from Wood Rose Orphanage and Academy for Young Women. In an effort to help their favorite teacher, the FIGs will have to use their special abilities to decipher the Voynich Manuscript, the most mysterious document in the world, and the one thing that is strangely similar to what Carolina was given. Their search will take them into the mystical world of gypsy tradition and magic, more exciting and dangerous than any of them could have imagined. Buy the Book:  Amazon  ~  Barnes & Noble My Review: Carolina, began her childhood as an adopted daughter of an American couple…she was not an American by birth. Later she will want…

Twenty-Three Ways to Be A Great Artist by Jennifer McCully Book Review & Giveaway! (ends 5/13/16)

This Ways to Be a Great Artist is written for Children and YAs but I feel it is helpful for many of us adults, also! Be sure to read my review and to enter the Rafflecopter Giveawy at the ensd of the posting. (I am truly sorry, but the Giveaway is open to U.S. residents, only.) This Giveaway is provided by Quarto Publishing! 23 Ways to be a Great Artist: A step-by-step guide to creating artwork inspired by famous masterpieces Flexibound – October 26, 2015 by Jennifer McCully (Author), Doreen Mulryan (Illustrator) The book is packed full of step-by-step projects for crafty kids eager to discover the secrets to creating a masterpiece. Paint like Jackson Pollock, sculpt like Henry Moore, and make paper cut-outs like Matisse! With a mixture of simple and challenging projects, readers can learn how to emulate the greatest artists from history and modern times. The reader will also learn about the artist behind each project and how to adapt the techniques to use on a variety of creative endeavors. http://www.amazon.com/Ways-Great-Artist-step—step/dp/1609928334/ My Review: Although this book is written with the very young artist in mind, this is a great book for anyone beginning to create art. There…