Carousel Nights by Amie Denman -Book Review by LAWonder10!
Adult Books / September 30, 2016

This was a refreshing romance. Be sure to read my review below!   Adult Contemporary Romance Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages August 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming Every first love deserves a second chance June Hamilton left home to pursue her dream of dancing on Broadway. Seven years later, she has one regret: Mel Preston, her teenage crush and onetime summer love. Now a single dad and the head of maintenance at Starlight Point, her family’s amusement park, Mel’s easy smile still makes her heart beat in triple time. But June came home with a plan. She would spend the summer revitalizing the park’s aging theaters, then make a graceful exit back to the big city. Until Mel and his young son start making a powerful claim on her emotions, and June faces an impossible decision… Goodreads│Amazon│Barnes & Noble│Harlequin│iTunes│Kobo MY REVIEW: June Hamilton returned to her home in Starlight Point. She didn’t want anyone to know she had injured her knee and was simply there helping out with the family business after the recent devastating demise of her beloved father. She hoped he truly understood her need to succeed on Broadway. She had several minor roles, but was yet…

Book Tour/Review for The Holy Ghost & Blessing the Nephite Children By Catherine Christensen!
Children's Books / September 30, 2016

Do you know of a Child who is soon getting Baptized into the LDS Church? If so, pay close attention! Welcome to this special Book Tour presented by Cedar Fort Publishing for Two LDS Children’s books written by Catherine Christensen. Be sure to read my Reviews at the bottom of this posting.   Snuggle up with your kids and learn about Jesus’s visit to the Nephites. This colorful board book is perfectly designed for little fingers and small attention spans. Experience the beauty of Christ’s personal love in the Book of Mormon with your little ones and come to see the ways the Savior reaches out to them today. https://www.amazon.com/Blessing-Nephite-Children-Mormon-Stories/dp/1462118755/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1475228707&sr=1-1 Catherine Christensen graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University with a degree in English and editing. She worked in her dream job acquiring and editing books before switching to her other dream job of full-time mother. She is a dual citizen of the United States and the United Kingdom and has lived most of her life in England. She currently resides in Springville, Utah, with her husband and daughter. https://deseretbook.com/t/author/catherine-christensen   Get to know the Holy Ghost, from baptism on! This engaging book provides fill-in-the-blank stories, coloring pages, and…

Don’t Miss This! To Swallow the Earth by Karl Beckstrand Review, Interview & Giveaway! (ends 10/12/16
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / September 29, 2016

I am impressed that the author who “inherited” this gave his grandfather the first author spot when he has been gone for years. I know Karl Beckstrand’s grandfather smiles down on his grandson with pride, in the way he has honored his ancestor by editing and adding to this story and giving his grandfather the first credit. Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting which the author has so graciously provided. To Swallow the Earth by Ransom Wilcox, Karl Beckstrand Paperback, 207 pages Published June 20th 2015 by Premio Publishing To Swallow the Earth Synopsis via Goodreads: An adventure 108 years in the making! What if you came home after a journey and your family was no longer there? What if someone else was living in your house, running what you used to manage—and trying to kill you? Wade Forester must stay in the shadows because, it seems, everyone has reason to shoot him. His father has disappeared, and his sister won’t speak a word to an An adventure 108 years in the making! What if you came home after a journey and your family was no longer there? What if someone else was living in…

Release Celebration with Giveaway for Jennifer Eillision’s FALL OF THRONES AND THORNS! (ends 10/2/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / September 29, 2016

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Release Day Blitz for Fall of Thrones and Thorns By Jennifer Ellision We’re celebrating the release of this newest addition in the Threats of Sky and Sea series! If you haven’t started this series yet, you can grab the first book in ebook for only 99¢. If you enjoy fantasy, you do not want to miss it! Make sure you check out the excerpt and giveaway below as well… Note from the Author I grew up fascinated with stories of women in fantasy worlds, like Tamora Pierce’s works. I was captivated by tales of magic, like Sailor Moon and Harry Potter. Held spellbound by stories where people wielded the elements like another limb, as in Avatar: The Last Airbender. These are the stories I love. And so, I wrote books that I would want to read. With stories like these, it’s no wonder that my debut series, Threats of Sky and Sea takes place in a fantasy world. With Elemental characters. With a strong female main character. And with the final book in the series, Fall of Thrones and Thorns, out into the world today, that story is complete. Readers can now inhabit this…

Chasing Truth by Julie Cross Blog Tour & Giveaway! (ends 10/14/16)
Uncategorized / September 28, 2016

This is truly an intriguing Title and Synopsis for a Mystery novel!           Chasing Truth (Eleanor Ames #1) by Julie Cross Publication Date:  September 27, 2016 Publisher:  Entangled TEEN At Holden Prep, the rich and powerful rule the school—and they’ll do just about anything to keep their dirty little secrets hidden. When former con artist Eleanor Ames’s homecoming date commits suicide, she’s positive there’s something more going on. The more questions she asks, though, the more she crosses paths with Miles Beckett. He’s sexy, mysterious, arrogant…and he’s asking all the same questions. Eleanor might not trust him—she doesn’t even like him—but they can’t keep their hands off of each other. Fighting the infuriating attraction is almost as hard as ignoring the fact that Miles isn’t telling her the truth…and that there’s a good chance he thinks she’s the killer. Link to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28220973-chasing-truth Buy Links: Amazon  | B&N | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca | IndieBound | BAM | TBD   GUEST POST: Topic: Describe what your dream Book Launch party would entail. My dream launch party for Chasing Truth would definitely have a murder mystery theme to it. Minus an actual murder, of…

A DROP OF WATER Spotlight Tour & Giveaway! (ends 10/15/16)
Adult Books / September 28, 2016

Welcome to this awesome Book Tour and Giveaway for ‘A Drop of Water’ by Yvonne Williams Casaus! This is presented by …   Book Description: In this extraordinary book, Yvonne reflects upon her past experiences, grief, and losses to find her way back to her spirituality and strength. She bares her soul, yet is able to use water as a lighthearted, uninhibited, and fun way to express how we are all connected. It is a spiritually inspired book about healing, grief, and personal growth. It becomes a beautiful poetic journey as she discovers her love of water as part of what led her towards her spiritual path. Through her writing she expresses how she found her way through several tremendous losses, including the loss of her husband. In her ability to endure, she found a strength she never knew she had. This book is for anyone that has ever struggled with depression, grief, or loss of any kind. It is for anyone interested in personal growth and healing. By sharing her personal story she is able to remind us that we are never truly alone. Water connects us all. Buy the Book: Amazon GUEST POST FOR YVONNE WILLIAMS CASCAUS Grief…

THE ART OF REBELLION BY BRENDA JOYCE LEAHY BLOG TOUR & International Giveaway! (ends 9/30/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / September 27, 2016

The Art of Rebellion by Brenda Joyce Leahy Publication Date:  June 15, 2016 Publisher:  Rebelight Publishing Art is Gabrielle’s passion, but her parents have other plans for her future-marriage to a man three times her age who holds nothing but disdain for art. Gabrielle is determined to escape life as the baron’s trophy wife and the confinement of traditional roles. She flees her privileged home in the French countryside for Paris and the grandmother who understands her passion. When she cannot locate her grandmother, Gabrielle is left on her own in the City of Lights. The art world of Paris, 1900, brims with excitement, opportunity, and risk. Should Gabrielle trust her new friends, or will they take advantage of her hopes and dreams? MY REVIEW: Headstrong and determined, Gabrielle had to escape! She refused to marry that oaf…Her mother gave her no choice! Gabrielle escapes to Paris to join her Grand-mere. She is the only one who really knew Gabrielle. She had always been there for her when nobody else was. Her older brother and her were once close but he was recently chastised and is being sent to a remote place in Canada. While on the train, the compartment…

Sacrifice by Cindy Pon Release Day Celebration with International Giveaway! (ends 10/14/16)
Adult Books , Uncategorized / September 27, 2016

Welcome to this Release Day Celebration: Sacrifice (Serpentine #2) by Cindy Pon with Giveaway   presented by Month9Books! Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post! Happy Book Birthday, Cindy! Sacrifice (Serpentine #2) by Cindy Pon Publication Date: September 27, 2016 Publisher: Month9Books Sacrifice, the sequel to Serpentine, plunges Skybright into the terrifying underworld where demons are bred and whisks her up to the magnificent Mountain of Heavenly Peace where the gods dwell. Stone is stripped of his immortal status and told to close hell’s breach, which mysteriously remains open, threatening mortals. Zhen Ni, Skybright’s former mistress and friend, has been wed to the strange and brutish Master Bei, and finds herself trapped in an opulent but empty manor. When she discovers half-eaten corpses beneath the estate, she realizes that Master Bei is not all that he seems. As Skybright works to free Zhen Ni with the aid of Kai Sen and Stone, they begin to understand that what is at risk is more far-reaching then they could ever have fathomed. Google Play | BAM | Chapters | Indies | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | TBD | iBooks  Stone pulled her into his arms then….

Beth Trissel ‘The Panther Moon’ Blog Tour & Giveaway! (ends 10/3/16) )
Adult Books , Uncategorized , Young Adult Books / September 27, 2016

I have it on good authority that this series is outstanding!  Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting! Series: The Secret Warrior #3 Release date: September 30th 2016 Publisher: Wild Rose Press, Inc. Synopsis via Goodreads: Being the seventh Morcant has its perks: Morgan is learning to fly and wield magical blue fire.    But the coyote shifters are growing bolder. Mateo and his panthers seem impossible to defeat. And vampires aren’t real – are they?    When the elusive and enigmatic Chief Okema disappears and the wards protecting the Wapicoli territory falter, Morgan and Jackson are forced into the role of leaders.    Badly outnumbered and outgunned, do they have time to search for the secret of the Divining Tree, and will it help them in the final battle? Purchase: Amazon             Review by Raineereviews The Panther Moon is the 3rd book the Secret Warrior Series written by Beth Trissel.  I really enjoyed reading all 3 books in the series and would recommend that readers begin with reading the First book in the series, Curse of the Moon and follow the series.  You really need to read the first book to understand the characters…

Pickled Pumpkin Pie Book Blast & International $25 Giveaway! (ends 10/10/16)
Children's Books / September 26, 2016

Welcome to this FUN Book Blast! BeachBoundBooks is coordinating this Book Blast for the children’s picture book written by Deb Troehler & illustrated by Jaime D. Buckley, Pickled Pumpkin Pie: A Thanksgiving Treat.  About the Book Title: Pickled Pumpkin Pie: A Thanksgiving Treat | Author: Deb Troehler | Illustrator: Jaime D. Buckley | Genre: Children’s Picture Book | Number of Pages: 38 | Publication Date: March 9, 2016 Book Description: Thanksgiving is almost here and Dillon can’t wait to see his lovable Uncle Pete once again. Uncle Pete’s visits with his peculiar penchant for pickled pumpkin pie always bring an extra helping of laughter to the dining table. Join Dad, Mom, Uncle Pete, Dillon, and their dog, Baxter, for togetherness, laughter, and dill-icious meal. Pickled Pumpkin Pie is a read-aloud book for children ages 3-7. Pickled Pumpkin Pie will be FREE on Amazon September 27 & 28 Review by BeachBoundBooks Pickled Pumpkin Pie is a charming picture book, told in delightful rhyme, and filled with colorful and fun illustrations. It’s Thanksgiving and Uncle Pete can’t wait to eat, but it’s not turkey, potatoes, or cranberries he’s after. Uncle Pete is waiting for dessert and not just any dessert. He wants pickled…

GRAND FINALE BLITZ & INTERNATIONAL $50.GC GIVEAWAY: Web of Deceit by Catherine Lanigan! (ENDS 10/3/16)
Adult Books , Uncategorized / September 26, 2016

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Book Tour Grand Finale for Web of Deceit By Catherine Lanigan We hope you enjoyed this tour as we got to know more about Amanda’s story! If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out now and don’t forget to enter the awesome giveaway… September 6th: Launch – Web of Deceit Tour Welcome Welcome to my world of historical fiction on ebook. WEB OF DECEIT is a step into the refined world of 1890 London and New York Society where deceit, treachery, murder and above all incalculable ambition reside. Falling Leaves – Excerpt Lady Kent would be furious; recently, a perpetual state of being for her employer, Amanda thought. Amanda had no time for remorse or guilt for her tardiness. Bloomfield of thoughts – Excerpt “Amanda, I don’t think it wise to make decisions without your employer’s permission.” “Tonight is the Queen’s birthday ball. There will be two hundred and fifty debutantes coming out this year. Eloise must look her best. This blue will make her eyes more lively.” underneath the covers – Favorite Historical Books Sommerset Maugham “OP Human Bondage” In some ways, Web of Deceit, is my ode…

RELEASE DAY BLAST: 12 Steps to Mr. Right by Cindi Madsen
Adult Books , Uncategorized / September 26, 2016

We’re celebrating the release of 12 STEPS TO MR. RIGHT by Cindi Madsen! Meet Lincoln Wells! *Warning: Contains explicit scenes. This Book Tour is presented by..  Title: 12 Steps to Mr. Right Author: Cindi Madsen Age: Adult Genre: Contemporary Romance/RomCom Publisher: Entangled Blurb: 12 steps to finding Mr. Right, composed by dating coach extraordinaire Savannah Gamble 1: Admit to being powerless over your attraction to the wrong type of guy. (Like Lincoln Wells, who broke your heart after an unforgettable one-night stand.) 2: Believe Mr. Right is out there. 3: Take inventory of past mistakes. (See step #1.) 4: Make a list of qualities you want in a man. (Avoid charming baseball players/reason you made these rules in the first place) 5: Take charge of your own life. 6: Learn to love yourself. 7: Sort the hookup guys from the relationship guys. (Avoid a painful brushoff after an amazing night together.) 8: Never, ever settle. (Even if the chemistry is off-the-charts.) 9: Don’t believe you can change a guy. (Once a commitment-phobe, always a commitment-phobe) 10: Communicate your needs. 11: Open your heart & love fully. (Still working on this one…) 12: Don’t ever, ever stray from the steps. Goodreads Amazon: http://amzn.to/2bVnELq iBooks: http://apple.co/2c4EapW Kobo: http://bit.ly/2c3V2wB Nook: http://bit.ly/2chq7x6 EXCERPT:…

THE PREHISTORIC MASTERS OF LITERATURE REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY! (10/9/16)
Children's Books / September 24, 2016

Welcome to this Review and Giveaway for The Prehistoric Masters of Literature! The author and Quarto Publishing is generously providing 1 Hardcopy of this book to ONE Lucky U.S./Can. Winner!…and the Winner is – HUNTER! Format: Hardcover, 40 Pages ISBN: 9781633220980 Series: Jurassic Classics Illustrations: 75 Size: 8.25 in x 10 in / 210 mm x 254 mm Published: Apr. 1, 2016 Age Range: 7-11 years Discover literary history with a prehistoric twist! Deep underground, a mysterious cave of stone tablets has been discovered, and researchers are working frantically to translate a treasury ofprehistoric literature. In this collection, you’ll learn what made the greatest dinosaur writers so very great, uncover the real story behind our modern classics, and be introduced to masterpieces including: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeareasaurus, a timeless play about forbidden romance https://www.quartoknows.com/books/9781633220980/Jurassic-Classics-The-Prehistoric-Masters-of-Literature.html?direct=1 MY REVIEW: What a fun way to stimulate interest of the “Classics” with early readers and small children! Clever author, Saskia Lacey, introduces the “Prehistoric Masters” of favorite literature before the later authors received their ideas from! For example, the Bontesaurus sisters has writings in this collection, vary similar of those of the famous Bronte sisters! Immediately following this example, is a sample of the Bronte sisters writing in a mini-book inside…

BEYOND THE LINES BOOK TOUR AND $25 GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY! (9/27/16)

JOIN US IN PARTICIPATING IN THIS BOOK TOUR AND GIVE AWAY OF  BEYOND THE LINES BY LEIGH WHITSITT PRESENTED BY BEACHBOUNDBOOKS BE SURE TO ENTER THE GIVE AWAY WITH THE RAFFLE COPTER AT THE END OF THIS POSTING About the Book Title: Beyond the Lines | Author: Claudia Whitsitt | Publisher: Claudia Whitsitt Publication Date: February 27, 2016  Genre: Middle Grade Fiction | Number of Pages: 260 Book Description: The Dream Girls—Hattie, Crackers, and Beverly Jo—are back with the same determination and resolve they displayed in Between the Lines. This time, it’s Crackers who has a dream. She has oodles of talent, can outshoot any guy, and she wants to be the first girl on the boys’ basketball team. Everybody knows she’s the best player at school. The problem is, the rules say: No girls allowed on the team. Ever. But the Dream Girls have challenged old-fashioned notions before, and they’re not about to give up now. Beverly Jo rocks the world with an ingenious plan, Hattie sets the wheels in motion, and Crackers gives her all. For this threesome, nothing is impossible. What others are saying… “BEYOND THE LINES is a refreshing story of true friendship.” – Lori (Amazon)“A delightful story of true friendship” – David…

Whatever You Call Me Blitz & Giveaway! (ends 9/27/16)
Adult Books / September 23, 2016

Welcome to this Book Blitz for Whatever You Call Me by Leigh Fleming Whatever You Call Me Leigh Fleming Publication date: September 20th 2016 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance Annie Cooper is fed up with Washington. More importantly, she’s done with being Senator George Cooper’s daughter and all the expectations that come with it. She changes her name and tries to start fresh after quitting her job, but the only position she can find is in the political world she despises. Kip Porter is a two-term congressman from a blue collar district along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay whose ambition leads him astray from the core values he—and his constituents—hold dear. He needs Senator Cooper’s backing to get his bill through the Senate and plans to use Annie to do it. What starts out as a simple game of hidden identity soon becomes complicated. Annie wants to prove her worth on her own terms, but the closer she grows to Kip, the more she needs to come clean. With unexpected romance blossoming between them, will Kip keep his own secrets, or reveal the truth in the name of love? (This is a stand alone romance – you do not need…

M9B Friday Reveal Assets: THE LEGEND OF THE PUMPKIN THIEF By Charles Day with Giveaway! (ends 9/29/16)
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / September 23, 2016

Just in time for Halloween! This looks like a great book for Kids! Today Charles Day and Month9Books are revealing the cover and first chapter for the Bram Stoker Award Winning THE LEGEND OF THE PUMPKIN THIEF, which releases October 18, 2016! Check out the gorgeous cover and enter to be one of the first readers to receive a eGalley!! On to the reveal!  A quick note from the author: As the townsfolk sleep, something creeps into the neighborhood. Hidden in shadows, its presence is as old as time itself, its intent not born of goodness. Nick, a teenager who fancies himself a detective, wakes to find his carved masterpiece missing. Now a mystery is afoot, and Nick has his first assignment, to find out who or what is snatching up the town’s pumpkins and why. Unfortunately, as with all great detectives, obstacles stand in Nick’s way—the neighborhood bully and his cronies, and the strange old lady and her dog who share the run-down house at the end of Nick’s block. As Nick investigates, an urban legend unravels . . . . The Legend of The Pumpkin Thief. Nick fears the legend as he embarks on the most dangerous adventure…

The Coniston Case by Rebecca Tope Book Tour and Giveaway! (ends 9/30/16)
Adult Books / September 23, 2016

Welcome to this Book Tour/Giveaway presented by  for …. The Coniston Case by Rebecca Tope Book Details: Genre:  Cozy Mystery & Detective Published by:  Harper Collins/Witness Impulse Publication Date:  August 12, 2016 Number of Pages:  384 ISBN:  9780062567420 Series:  Lake District Mysteries #2 Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and business at Persimmon ‘Zimmy’ Brown’s flower shop is booming. But when Zimmy fulfills a string of anonymous delivery orders, she is startled to realize that each contains a secretly menacing message for the recipients. When one of the people who receives a bouquet disappears, it seems that her worst fears have been confirmed. As if that isn’t enough, Zimmy’s friend Kathy turns up, on the trail of her wayward daughter Joanna, who she fears has grown too close to one of her university tutors. When Kathy attempts to reason with her daughter she finds that Joanna’s older lover may be even more dangerous than she had imagined. With both Kathy and Joanna in peril, Zimmy and her friends find themselves caught up in a web of deception, blackmail and murder… Purchase The Coniston Case on Amazon & Barnes & Noble. Or Learn More at Goodreads. Read an excerpt: ‘It’s not the…

Welcome to This Interview & Giveaway with Talented Author, Chelsea Dyreng! (ends 10/5/15)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / September 23, 2016

If you haven’t read the two books below, do yourself a favor and do so! I was approached in October of 2015 by Cedar Fort Publishing with an opportunity to participate in a Blog Tour for The Cenote written by a new author. I was very impressed! It was so well written and a tribute to its Author. Join in this interview to learn more and One lucky U.S./Canada resident will have the opportunity to WIN his/her OWN FREE COPY, provided by the author & Cedar Fort Publishing! The Cenote Paperback, 264 pages Published November 10th 2015 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media   Forced to marry a complete stranger, Sandpiper tries to adjust to life in her new village. But the mysterious Cenote, a great pool of water, has bewitched the men of the village, and Sandpiper must know why. This moving story of romance and redemption serves as an allegory with a timely message. Filled with drama and heart, it’s a book you won’t soon forget.    The Last Messenger of Zitol  Paperback, 304 pages Published September 1st 2016 by Sweetwater Books Taken captive to the magnificent kingdom of Zitol, an ancient American city with a passion for food,…

Stone Faces Blog Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 10/3/16)

Welcome to this Blog Tour and Giveaway presented by BeachBoundbooks. This Blog Tour is for the middle grade fantasy Stone Faces: An Alice and Friends Book by Anne Rothman-Hicks and Kenneth Hicks.  About the Book Read an Excerpt Hi. My name is Alice, and this is the story of the worst summer of my entire life. The trouble actually started way before the summer.  In fact, it was early spring when my parents and I took that long walk in Central Park. We all should have been in a really great mood because (finally!) the sun was out and it was nice and warm. But I remember glancing over at my mom and dad again and again as we walked, thinking that both of their faces had changed. It’s tough to describe. Their features had gotten sort of hard. They looked a lot like the carved stone faces on some of the buildings in our neighborhood. Anyway, I pretended that nothing was wrong and forgot about it until it was time to start planning our summer vacation. Here’s the thing…. I love going to the seashore more than almost anything in the whole world. Every summer for as long as…

“The Cursed Dagger” blog tour & Spotlight!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / September 22, 2016

Join in this Book Tour for the epic Fantasy/Sci-Fi for YA. With continual humor, action, and a touch of romance, the youth are sure to enjoy this new novel! This Book Tour is presented by Cedar Fort Publishing. In order to break an evil curse, Ian Quicksilver, heir to the Bankhirian throne, has two weeks to get Princess Arianna to fall for him. But first he must take care of a rampaging dragon and a maniacal magician before they destroy his home town! He’ll have to find the courage to save two worlds—and pass his classes—in this witty sci-fi adventure. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KPDTGD8/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 https://deseretbook.com/p/cursed-dagger?taxon_id=22162&variant_id=143445-paperback About the author: Alyson Peterson lives in a mountainside gully—of all places—in northern Utah with her neurotic, shed-tastic dog, two ninja kids, and superhero husband. She spends her time painting, breaking bones at her Martial Arts class (mostly her own) and reading as many books as she can get her hands on. Alyson is the author of “Ian Quicksilver: The Warrior’s Return.” http://www.alysonpeterson.com/ https://www.facebook.com/AlysonPetersonAuthor https://twitter.com/crzywritergrl  

My Junior Year of Loathing by Jennifer DiGiovanni Cover Reveal & Giveaway! (ends 9/30/16)
Uncategorized , Young Adult Books / September 22, 2016

Welcome to the Cover Reveal of My Year of Loathing’ by Jennifer DiGiovanni with Giveaway! Be on the look out for this upcoming release from Swoon Romance! Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post! My Junior Year of Loathing by Jennifer DiGiovanni Publication Date:  October 25, 2016 Publisher:  Swoon Romance Junior year is supposed to be tough. Exams, term papers, homework, college tours, and participation in extra-curricular activities can all add up to non-stop stress. But Melinda Banner has goals to achieve and dreams to make real. This year, she’ll be unstoppable. But even over achievers need a break. While walking in the woods to take a break from the stress of it all, Melinda meets a boy named Connor. After a few more run-ins, the two settle into an uneasy friendship, if you can even call it that. But Connor’s closed and mysterious. Whenever Melinda asks too many questions, he suddenly has to go or is no longer interested in talking. When they’re together, she’s torn between wanting him to open up and running away as fast as she can. Still she can’t seem to shake her budding interest in him. Connor has his…

Poppy Mayberry The Monday by Jennie K. Brown Blog Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 9/30/16)
Uncategorized / September 21, 2016

                Poppy Mayberry, The Monday by Jennie K. Brown Publication Date: September 13, 2016 Publisher: Tantrum Books What if your teacher could read your mind just because she was born on a Thursday? Or the kid next to you in class could turn back the clock just because he was a ‘Wednesday”? In the quirky town of Nova, all of this is normal, but one thing is not—Poppy Mayberry. As an almost-eleven-year-old Monday, she should be able to pass notes in class or brush her dog, Pickle, without lifting a finger. But her Monday telekinesis still has some kinks, and that plate of spaghetti she’s passing may just end up on someone’s head. And if that’s not hard enough, practically perfect Ellie Preston is out to get her, and Principal Wible wants to send her to remedial summer school to work on her powers! It’s enough to make a girl want to disappear…if only she were a Friday. Jennie K. Brown is a high school English teacher by day, freelance magazine writer by night, and middlegrade/young adult author by late-night and weekend. When she isn’t teaching or writing, Jennie can be found reading…

The Carver by Jacob Devlin Book Blast & International Giveaway! (ends 9/30/16)
Uncategorized / September 21, 2016

Welcome to the Book Blast for Carver by Jacob Devlin! Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post! Hello readers! Are you looking for your next read? Well, let us help make things easier for you! The Carver by Jacob Devlin presented by Blaze Publishing! THE GIRL IN THE RED HOOD has been looking for her mother for six months, searching from the depths of New York’s subways to the heights of its skyscrapers… THE PRINCE looks like he’s from another time entirely, or maybe he’s just too good at his job at Ye Old Renaissance Faire . . . THE ACTRESS is lighting up Hollywood Boulevard with her spellbinding and strikingly convincing portrayal of a famous fairy. Her name may be big, but her secrets barely fit in one world . . . Fifteen-year-old Crescenzo never would have believed his father’s carvings were anything more than “stupid toys.” All he knows is a boring life in an ordinary Virginia suburb, from which his mother and his best friend have been missing for years. When his father disappears next, all Crescenzo has left is his goofy neighbor, Pietro, who believes he’s really Peter Pan and…

Release Day Celebration for Looking for Trouble by Stacey Mosteller with International Giveaway! (ends 9/30/16)
Uncategorized / September 20, 2016

Welcome to the Release Day Celebration: Looking for Trouble by Stacy Mosteller with Giveaway! Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post Happy Book Birthday, Stacey! Looking for Trouble (Nashville U #1) by Stacey Mosteller Publication Date:  September 20, 2016 Publisher:  Swoon Romance She’s: Uptight Sheltered Allergic to fun He’s: Cocky Crude Unapologetic He’s all dirty jokes and curse words, while she’s quiet and shy. She blends into the background, while he is the center of everyone’s attention. Clay Mitchell never expected to fall in love. Especially not with a girl he’s known all his life and one who’s always been off-limits. Opposites might attract, but in this case of explosive chemistry, someone’s heart is bound to be shattered. As enemies become friends and friends morph into more; Clay has definitely met his match. Available for Purchase: Amazon  Stacey is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author of Second Chances and Shadows of the Past (co-authored with H.M. Ward), the Nashville Nights, Two Sisters and Nashville U series (coming late 2015 from Swoon Romance). She is also a wife, mother, writer and self-professed bookwhore – not necessarily in that order! As the mother…

The Surrendered by Case Maynard blitz & International Giveaway! (ends 9/27/16)
Uncategorized / September 20, 2016

Enjoy the Blitz with the Additional International Giveaway posted at the end of this page. The Surrendered by Case Maynard Published by: Blaze Publishing Publication date: September 20th 2016 Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult After a financial collapse devastates the United States, the new government imposes a tax on the nation’s most valuable resource—the children. Surrendered at age ten—after her parents could no longer afford her exorbitant fees—Vee Delancourt has spent six hard years at the Mills, alongside her twin, Oliver. With just a year to freedom, they do what they can to stay off the Master’s radar. But when Vee discovers unspeakable things happening to the younger girls in service, she has no choice but to take a stand—a decision that lands her on the run and outside the fence for the first time since the System robbed her of her liberty. Vee knows the Master will stop at nothing to prove he holds ultimate authority over the Surrendered. But when he makes a threat that goes beyond what even she considers possible, she accepts the aid of an unlikely group of allies. Problem is, with opposing factions gunning for the one thing that might save them all, Vee must…

Infected by Gregg Luke Blog Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 9/24/16)
Uncategorized / September 20, 2016

              Infected by Gregg Luke Paperback, 327 pages Published 2016 Mother Nature: the world’s most innovative killer. Deep in the jungles of Venezuela, mycologist Dr. Julia Fatheringham is engrossed in her study of native fungi. But what begins as a standard research trip quickly spirals into chaos when her associate’s erratic behavior results in his horrifying death. Soon, Julia makes a startling discovery: her partner was contaminated by Mother Nature: the world’s most innovative killer. Deep in the jungles of Venezuela, mycologist Dr. Julia Fatheringham is engrossed in her study of native fungi. But what begins as a standard research trip quickly spirals into chaos when her associate’s erratic behavior results in his horrifying death. Soon, Julia makes a startling discovery: her partner was contaminated by an organism found only in insects. It alters the victim’s mind in alarming ways, with an invariably deadly outcome. Julia is baffled by her discovery—this organism has never appeared in humans. It shouldn’t be possible. There is only one terrifying conclusion: The infection has jumped species. Now, in this remote corner of the world, a contagion of unparalleled horror rests in Julia’s hands. But even as she works…

The Perilous Journey Of The Much Too Spontaneous Girl by Leigh Statham Release Day Celebration with Giveaway! (ends 10/7/16)
Uncategorized / September 19, 2016

Release Day Celebration For ‘The Perilous Journey Of The Much Too Spontaneous Girl’ by Leigh Statham with a Giveaway! Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post! The Perilous Journey Of The Much Too Spontaneous Girl by Leigh Statham presented by Month9Books! Happy Book Birthday, Leigh!   The Perilous Journey Of The Much Too Spontaneous Girl (The Perilous Journey of the Not So Innocuous Girl #2) by Leigh Statham Publication Date: September 20, 2016 Publisher: Month9Books Lady Marguerite Vadnay and her trusty automaton, Outil, have settled into life in New France rather well. Marguerite is top of the class at flight school and her future as an aerpilot is nearly secure. She has everything she wants— except a commission on the pirate hunting dirigible The Renegade. Using every card in her aristocratic arsenal, Marguerite wiggles her way onto the finest warship France has to offer. But as usual, Marguerite’s plans endanger the lives of those she holds dear— only this time no one else is going to save them. As Marguerite and Outil set off on a rescue mission they may not return from, she finally realizes it’s time to reorder her cogs. This steampunk adventure is littered…

ELLA’S WILL BY JESSILYN STEWART PEASLEE BLOG TOUR! REVIEW BY LAWonder10.
Uncategorized / September 19, 2016

WELCOME TO THIS BOOK TOUR FOR A NEW APPROACH TO AN ALL-TIME FAVORITE FAIRY TALE! THIS BOOK TOUR IS PRESENTED BY CEDAR FORT PUBLISHING. Ella’s Will by Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee Will Hawkins is just a mere stable boy. How can he ever think to woo Ella, his once-wealthy childhood friend who is stubbornly independent, especially when his competition is the prince? Without any magic or fairy godmothers, Will must show Ella that he is her true prince charming in this perspective twist of the Cinderella story. BUY LINK: http://www.crossroadreviews.com/2016/09/ellas-will-by-jessilyn-stewart-peaslee.html MY REVIEW: THIS WAS A FUN TWIST ON ONE OF THE ALL TIME FAVORITE FAIRY TALES! WILL HAD A HARD LIFE WITH AN ALCOHOLIC FATHER. ALTHOUGH THEY WERE NOT ROYALTY, HIS FAMILY WERE QUITE WEALTHY…THAT IS UNTIL HIS FATHER DIED AND THE REMAINING FAMILY DISCOVERED HE HAD SQUANDERED ALL OF THEIR WEALTH, LEAVING THEM WITH DEVASTATING DEBTS. THEY WERE FORCED TO SELL THEIR HOME AND ALL OF THEIR BELONGINGS. WILL’S SISTER MARRIED AND THEIR MOTHER WENT TO LIVE WITH HER AND HER NEW HUSBAND. WILL’S NEIGHBOR GAVE THIS 10 YEAR OLD BOY A JOB CARING FOR HIS HORSES. HE BECAME MORE OF A FATHER TO WILL THAN HIS OWN EVER WAS….

Another Giveaway Hop! Autumn Wins Giveaway Hop!(ends10/3/16)

This week is the beginning of multiple Giveaway Hops on preparation of the Holiday Season! Unfortunately, my part of the Giveaway is for U.S./Can. Residents only This Giveaway Hop is presented by the Hopping Bloggers!https://www.facebook.com/groups/1478184105755801/, Mama Smith’s Reviews http://mamasmiths.com, Women and Their Pretties http://www.womenandtheirpretties.net/ On this site, there are three wonderful books, which are provide by the generous authors,  of which one Lucky Us./Can. Winner will receive! The first is a sequel to the action-packed ‘Hockey Saint’ by Howard Shapiro. It is written in the “comic strip” format, popular with many, especially men! Hockey Karma by Howard Shapiro Paperback, 160 pages Expected publication: November 1st 2016 by Animal Media Group The highly anticipated sequel to the award winning “The Hockey Saint” taking place ten years after “Saint” ends. The legendary Jeremiah “Jake” Jacobson, now thirty two, has been the world’s best hockey player over his fourteen year career because of his out of this world talent level and his smart play. But he can’t stay on top forever, and when he starts making mistakes o The highly anticipated sequel to the award winning “The Hockey Saint” taking place ten years after “Saint” ends. The legendary Jeremiah “Jake” Jacobson, now thirty…

Cover: M9B Friday Reveal Assets: IMMORTAL By Nicole Conway Book Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 9/ 23/16)
Adult Books , Uncategorized , Young Adult Books / September 16, 2016

  Today Nicole Conway and Month9Books are revealing the cover and first chapter for IMMORTAL, the final book in the Dragonrider Chronicles which releases November 8, 2016! Check out the gorgeous cover and enter to be one of the first readers to receive a eGalley!! A quick note from the author: This book marks the end of the first Dragonrider series, and I couldn’t imagine a better cover to go with it. It’s a darker but beautiful reflection of the first book’s cover, just as the war has changed Jaevid from an innocent boy to a man chosen by destiny and driven to do what is necessary to save his loved ones. To be honest, I had mixed feelings as I put the final touches on this book. I’m filled with hope for the next series, confidence that my readers will enjoy it as much as they have the first one, but also sadness to see this one come to a close. It’s like saying goodbye to an old friend, knowing you’ll see them again someday. On to the reveal!  Title: IMMORTAL (Dragonriders Chronicles#4) Author: Nicole Conway Pub. Date: November 8, 2016 Publisher: Month9Books  Format: Paperback, eBook Find it: Amazon | B&N| TBD| Goodreads…

Escape To Redemption by Peter M. Parr Book Tour & Review by LAWonder10!
Adult Books / September 16, 2016

Welcome to this Book Tour for Escape to Redemptions by Peter M. Parr! Read all about it!     Escape To Redemption by Peter M. Parr Publisher: Roundfire Books (June 24, 2016) Category: Mystery/Thriller, Crime, Some Metaphysical Tour Dates: August/September, 2016 ISBN: 978-1785352270 ASIN:  B01G2M4LYA Available in: Print & ebook,  280Pages “She can hide from the police, but not from her guilt.” Josie only had the gun to frighten Curtis Rook, but his son disturbed her. One startled reflex and now he’s dead. Josie flees to Poland leaving her boyfriend Snaz to take the rap. A reformed criminal offers her refuge from the police and the chance to begin a new life, but she cannot hide from her guilt. As the stakes rise, Josie begins to realize that only her own forgiveness can set her free. Fast-paced and original, Peter M. Parr’s contemporary take on Crime and Punishment challenges traditional ideas about guilt and redemption, and the meaning of forgiveness. Praise for Escape To Redemption by Peter M. Parr “…Parr’s superb understanding of the way human beings justify their sins (especially to themselves) make Josie and Snaz utterly convincing and compelling. An engrossing, realistic morality tale.” –Kirkus Reviews “Gripped from the…

Cover Reveal: One Summer with Autumn by Julie Reece & Giveaway! (ends 9/23/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / September 15, 2016

Cover Reveal: One Summer with Autumn by Julie Reece with Giveaway Welcome to the Cover Reveal for One Summer with Autumnby Julie Reece Be on the look out for this upcoming release from Swoon Romance! Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post! Seventeen-year-old Autumn Teslow arrives at her father’s job fair knowing she’ll never measure up to the perfect image of daddy’s little girl—her twin sister. Wearing anger management issues like a second skin won’t help Autumn win her dad’s approval for the big trip she’s been planning—or meet his condition that she successfully complete a summer internship for college. Autumn’s cool unravels when her sister lectures against disappointing the family again. And when a young, bearded guy steps through the crowd to settle the growing argument between siblings, Autumn lashes out, dubbing him a “Duck Dynasty wannabe.” At Nineteen, Caden Behr is clueless as to why his man parts are threatened by the fearsome girl before him. He’d only come to find an intern for his recreational equipment company, not break up a girl-fight between two sisters. Unfortunately, the only candidate left is the girl who just told him off. Without her, he’ll…

Bullet in the Blue Sky by Bill Larkin Book Tour & Giveaway! (ends 9/39/16)
Adult Books , Uncategorized / September 15, 2016

THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY ACTION-PACKED STORY OF A DEFINITE, TERRIFYING, FUTURE POSSIBILITY! BE SURE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAYS AT THE END OF THIS POSTING. MY APPRECIATION GOES TO PARTNERS IN CRIME FOR THIS SUPER BOOK TOUR & GIVEAWAY!   Bullet in the Blue Sky by Bill Larkin on Tour August 1- September 30, 2016 Book Details: Genre: Crime Fiction Published by: Indie Publication Date: August 4th 2016 Number of Pages: 366 ISBN: 978-0-9894002-1-3 Series: NO Synopsis: In the chaotic aftermath of a massive earthquake that leveled much of the Los Angeles region, a LAPD deputy chief sends an elite team of detectives on a rescue mission. They are ordered to set aside all law enforcement duties, to ignore the destruction and to focus on one task: Find LAPD Detective Gavin Shaw, who disappeared just before the earthquake. Kevin “Schmitty” Schmidt of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department joins five others on the rescue team. With rioting, looting, attacks and homicides rampant in the streets, the six cops have to defend themselves while chasing down leads on the whereabouts of Shaw. The mission takes them through the dizzying war zone and the more they encounter, the more they wonder why they are searching…

The Second Season by Heather Chapman Book Tour & Review by LAWonder10!
Adult Books / September 15, 2016

This is an awesome “clean” historical fiction! My Gratitude goes out to Cedar Fort Publishing & the Author for this Book Tour The Second Season: Even the Perfect Match May Not Be Enough to Win Her Heart byHeather Chapman Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance Expected publication: September 1st 2016 by Sweetwater Books Paperback 183 pages SYNOPSIS: Eleanor Hopkins has lived in disappointment for far too long believing that her husband only married her for fortune, and she determines to protect her own daughters from such misery by scheming to secure offers for both Lucy and Caroline based on mutual rank and reputation. When Caroline finds that the handsome and reputable Lord Searly desires her as his wife, she finds that no amount of planning or pretending can convince her to accept him. Instead, she is confronted with an unexpected and reluctant suitor in the respectable shoemaker Thomas Clark.   My Review: This was a relaxing, easily read, historical drama! This is about a woman who has lived a life of unnecessary sorrow and in so doing tries to correct this situation by trying to determine each child’s destiny. When her schemes backfire, she is devastated! Although Lucy has always been a…

MORE GIVEAWAYS! SEPTEMBER TO REMEMBER GIVEAWAY HOP! (ends 9/28/16)

WELCOME TO THIS GIVEAWAY HOP! This Hop is presented by… The Mommy Island (http://themommyisland.blogspot.com) and The Kids Did It (http://thekidsdidit.com) ON MY SITE THERE WILL BE THE GIVEAWAY OF THREE AWESOME BOOKS TO THE LUCKY U.S./CAN. WINNER! This first Book is donated by b00k r3vi3w Tours. It is the second book in the series but can be read as a stand alone, -as I did and only wanted to go back and read the first one, too! Title:  What Might Have Been  by Author: Lynn Steward Genre:  Literary fiction/women’s fiction ABOUT THE BOOK As a fashion buyer at one of New York’s most glamorous department stores, Dana McGarry is a tastemaker, her keen instinct for fashion trends and innovative ideas coupled with a razor sharp business sense. But like the elegant and conservative store that employs her, Dana is caught between two eras—between being liked and standing her ground, between playing by the rules and being a maverick. Dana is sensitive and beautiful, but what you see is not what you get. Behind the cool and attractive facade, Dana is both driven by her need to control yet impeded by her expectation of perfectionism. As she competes to replace women…

Leigh Statham’s THE PERILOUS JOURNEY OF THE MUCH-TOO-SPONTANEOUS GIRL Book Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 9/23/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / September 14, 2016

This sounds like an intriguing book, especially with Halloween fast approaching! Please, be sure to enter the International Giveaway at the end of this posting! On Tour with Prism Book Tours. The Perilous Journey of the Much-Too-Spontaneous Girl   (The Perilous Journey of the Not-So-Innocuous Girl #2) by Leigh Statham YA Steampunk Paperback & ebook, 297 pages September 20th 2016 by Month9Books Lady Marguerite Vadnay and her trusty automaton, Outil, have settled into life in New France rather well. Marguerite is top of the class at flight school and her future as an aerpilot is nearly secure. She has everything she wants— except a commission on the pirate hunting dirigible The Renegade. Using every card in her aristocratic arsenal, Marguerite wiggles her way onto the finest warship France has to offer. But as usual, Marguerite’s plans endanger the lives of those she holds dear— only this time no one else is going to save them. As Marguerite and Outil set off on a rescue mission they may not return from, she finally realizes it’s time to reorder her cogs. This steampunk adventure is littered with facts from The Golden Age of Piracy and follows (not too closely) some of the lives and…

FRENCH FRIES WITH A SIDE OF GUYS BY REBEKAH L. PURDY RELEASE DAY CELEBRATION TOUR & INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY! (ends 9/23/16)
Uncategorized / September 14, 2016

Welcome to this Release Day Celebration & International Giveaway! French Fries with a Side of Guys by Rebekah L. Purdy presented by Swoon Romance! Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post! Happy Book Birthday, Rebekah!    French Fries With A Side of Guys by Rebekah L. Purdy Publication Date: September 14, 2016 Publisher: Swoon Romance Payton Carter is one of six kids (all of which are named after famous football players), not to mention the only girl in the Carter household. With this much testosterone and no mother, it’s no wonder she’s absolutely clueless when it comes to makeup, dances, and talking to guys she’s crushing on. And now she’s about ready to start her freshman year of high school, which is nerve wrenching enough, but when she ends up running into her crush, Chance Montgomery, at her dad’s sports restaurant, she finds out that the quarterback for their rival team is moving to Aller Falls. This is nothing short of fate. Payton realizes she has to find a way to impress Chance and get him to ask her out or at least know she’s interested in him—preferably without dropping a plateful of fries on…

The Last Messenger of Zitol Book Tour & Review!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / September 13, 2016

This is a mesmerizing Sci-Fi/Fantasy tale by a talented new Author! Although it alludes to sexual situations in a couple of places, it is totally clean. I offer my gratitude to Cedar Fort Publishing and the author for this Book Tour.             About the book: When Rishi is kidnapped and taken to Zitól, she faces an unthinkable future: she is to be sacrificed to appease the gods. To survive in this place, where greed, lust, and fear eclipse compassion, Rishi befriends the selfish and ignorant king, only to discover that he may not have the power to save her after all. My Review: In another land, in another time, lived the peaceful, closely “knit” people on the Island of Talon. All who resided there, learned the Seven Songs from the time they could speak. The patriarch Yelgab, formerly from the mighty city of Zitol, made certain every boy and girl memorized it well. He often told the children stories around the fire at night. Each person on the Island did their share of the responsibilities there. Rishi, often had to tolerate the mean teasing by her three elder brothers. As they grew into young adults, the…

THIEF OF HEARTS Teaser Book Tour!
Adult Books / September 13, 2016

We’re so excited to share a teaser for THIEF OF HEARTS by L.H. Cosway! This Book Tour is presented by Wordsmith Publicity   Title: Thief of Hearts by L.H. Cosway Age Group: Adult Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense Release Date: October 4, 2016 Book Description: Seduce the teacher. Meet the cousin. Make a deal. Steal the painting. Andrea Anderson has no clue of the thoughts churning around in the dark and dangerous ex-con’s head as he enters her classroom. In fact, she’s momentarily lost for words. Not in her entire teaching career has she had a student who looked quite like Stu Cross. A widow at just twenty-eight, love is something Andie hasn’t considered a part of her life for a very long time. However, when lingering touches turn to whispered words and hot, searching stares, she begins to wonder if maybe she should take a leap of faith. But Stu is in her class for a reason, and it has nothing to do with love. He’s there to burrow his way into her life and repay a debt, otherwise his family will suffer. Andie is the first person to show him true kindness since he left prison, and though he doesn’t want to…

Catherine Lanigan’s WEB OF DECEIT Book Tour & International $50. G.C. Giveaway! (ends 10/1/16)
Adult Books , Uncategorized / September 12, 2016

Be sure to read my Guest Post & enter the International Giveway! On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Web of Deceit by Catherine Lanigan Adult Historical Romance ebook, 462 pages June 4th 2016 by Cat Nolan Publishing A Passion she could not deny—A lie she could never escape— From the depths of a London slum, Amanda Granger created an illusion of wealth and breeding that became her passport into New York society. With her dazzling beauty and the ease with which she lived her lie, Amanda captivated an adoring public and drove men to bold and dangerous passions. But for all her fierce ambition, all her daring dreams, Amanda Granger knew that her heart’s desires were held together by the fragile threads of deception and secrets. Triumph would always be elusive until she escaped from her web of deceit. Goodreads│Amazon│Barnes & Noble ‘Teaser” GUEST POST: CATHERINE’S FAVORITE HISTORICAL MOVIES: Casablanca.  This is one of my favorite movies bar none. It’s always number one for me. It was my inspiration for my book SINS OF OMISSION, which I set prior to WWII and through WWII in Paris. Rob Roy.  Probably not that many people have seen this one, but Jessica Lange…

Southern Charmed Book Tour & Giveaway! (ends 9/16/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / September 12, 2016

http://www.blogginboutbooks.com/ Southern Charmed by Melanie Jacobson Lila Mae Guidry is a Southern girl through and through. As a fourth-generation Latter-day Saint in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she’s proud of her heritage as both a Southerner and a Saint—and she doesn’t take kindly to people who disparage either. Ten years ago, Max Archer was just that kind of jerk. As the mission president’s son,http://melaniejacobson.net/ Max spenhttp://melaniejacobson.net/t his entire three years mocking the Lila Mae Guidry is a Southern girl through and through. As a fourth-generation Latter-day Saint in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she’s proud of her heritage as both a Southerner and a Saint—and she doesn’t take kindly to people who disparage either. Ten years ago, Max Archer was just that kind of jerk. As the mission president’s son, Max spent his entire three years mocking the South . . . and teenage Lila. After Max’s family moved away, Lila forgot about her sworn enemy. Almost. When a new job brings a grown-up Max back to Baton Rouge, Lila is less than thrilled with his reappearance, especially since everyone seems intent on throwing her together with this old adversary. Yet fight as she may, Lila soon realizes resistance is futile—their connection is undeniable….

SECRETS OF SHADOW HILL: Always and Forever by SP Cervantes Bok Tour & Review!!
Adult Books , Uncategorized , Young Adult Books / September 10, 2016

I am so excited to read this new series! Join us for this Book Blast! This Book Tour is hosted by … Titles: Always and Forever (Secrets of Shadow Hill 1),  The Prophecy (Secrets of Shadow Hill 2), War of Wizards (Secrets of Shadow Hill 3) For a short time, you can read them for $.99 each! The Purchase Links are below .  Always and Forever (Secrets of Shadow Hill 1),   Author: S.P. Cervantes Age group: YA Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy/Romance Always and Forever Synopsis: Twin sisters Ava and Hannah were ripped from their peaceful seeming lives into a whirlwind of attacks and war only to learn the real truth about their existence. Nothing was as it seemed anymore and may never be again. They had already lost their father in childhood now they have to cope with their mother’s kidnapping as they watch those sworn to protect them risk their lives. Amazon: http://amzn.to/2bNkkzf Kobo: http://bit.ly/2bEB6Sx iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1148732455  My Review: I cannot imagine writing gets any better than this! Secrets of Shadow Hill was one of the best literary works I have read for awhile. There was not one page which “dragged”. There was an energy and a smoothness forming every paragraph. It contained sensual references but…

The Moreva of Astoreth Book Tour!
Adult Books / September 9, 2016

        This is a unique Sci-Fi. Thank you  for presenting this Book Tour. The Moreva of Astoreth  By: Roxanne Bland Blurb In the world-building tradition of Andre Norton, Anne McCaffrey and Ursula K. LeGuin, The Moreva of Astoreth is a blend of science fiction, romance, and adventure in a unique, richly imagined imperialistic society in which gods and science are indelibly intertwined. It is the story of the priestess, scientist, and healer Moreva Tehi, the spoiled, headstrong granddaughter of a powerful deity who is banished for a year to a volatile far corner of the planet for neglecting to perform her sacred duty, only to venture into dangerous realms of banned experimentation, spiritual rebirth, and fervent, forbidden love. Link to Follow Tour: http://worldwindtours.com/index.php/2016/08/04/tour-sign- up-the-moreva-of- astoreth/ Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29614594-the- moreva-of-astoreth Buy Links: Amazon | B&N | Kobo Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Moreva-Astoreth- Roxanne-Bland- ebook/dp/B017JY331W/ B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-moreva- of astoreth-Roxanne-bland/1122928113?ean=9780996731607 Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/the- moreva-of- astoreth-3 My Review: Moreva Tehi had led a life rejected by all because of her duel illegitimate race heritage. She hated the hakoi part of her heritage…They were filthy and lowly.  However, after breaking one more law, her grandmother – Astoreth, the Most Holy One – exiled her to Mjor for…

Always Your Blog Tour & International $25. Giveaway! (ends 9/30/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / September 9, 2016

This appears to be a fantastic story! I can hardly wait to read it! Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting!   Always You by Ruth Roberts After tragedy strikes, Diana Mathison finds herself back in her home town of Magnolia Falls, sharing custody of her baby sister with her step sister. Reeling from the death of their parents, the three sisters have to learn how to lean on each other and live life without their two pillars of strength. Diana is full of doubts in her ability to raise a little girl and run her father’s law firm. The last thing she needs is to have Zack Connelly back in her life. The last time she let him in she ended up hurt and broken hearted. Zack has given up on true love. It’s not for him and it’s certainly not with Diana Mathison. He came back to Magnolia Falls to heal after losing his sweet wife and their unborn child at the hands of a drunk driver. Hannah never had a chance at the love and happiness she deserved, therefore neither should he. His life plan is to take care of his sister…

The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts Blog Tour & Giveaway! (ends
Adult Books / September 8, 2016

This sounds like a “quirky” Novel! Don’t forget to enter the Giveaway at the bottom of this posting! The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts Publication Date: September 6, 2016 Publisher: Entangled TEEN True love can’t be strategized. After book blogger Vivian Galdi’s longtime crush pretends their secret summer kissing sessions never happened, Vivian creates a list of safe crushes, determined to protect her heart. But nerd-hot Dallas, the sweet new guy in town, sends the mission and Vivian’s zing meter into chaos. While designing software for the bookstore where Vivian works, Dallas wages a counter-mission. Operation Replacement Crush is in full effect. And Dallas is determined to take her heart off the shelf. Link to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28220968-the-replacement-crush Purchase Links: Goodreads Book Link: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-replacement-crush/id1080309454 Amazon Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Replacement-Crush-Lisa-Brown-Roberts-ebook/dp/B01BBXSK92 Barnes & Noble Buy Link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-replacement-crush-lisa-brown-roberts/1123133026 iBooks Buy Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-replacement-crush/id1080309454 Kobo Buy Link: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-replacement-crush Amazon.co.uk: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Replacement-Crush-Lisa-Brown-Roberts-ebook/dp/B01BBXSK92 Amazon.ca: https://www.amazon.ca/Replacement-Crush-Lisa-Brown-Roberts-ebook/dp/B01BBXSK92 Guest Post Rockin’ Book Reviews – Guest Post Explain your outlining process when you begin when writing a story. Now that I’m writing my fifth book for publication, I’ve morphed from being a pantser to more of a plotter. I don’t do heavily detailed outlines but I like to have a roadmap of the…

Cover Reveal: Blood Of Stars And Gods by Melissa Petreshock with International Giveaway! (ends 9/16/16)
Adult Books / September 8, 2016

This is one Angie would love to read! Welcome to the Cover Reveal for… …Blood Of Stars And Gods (Stars and Souls #2) by Melissa Petreshock ! Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting! Be on the look out for this upcoming release from Swoon Romance! Blood Of Stars And Gods (Stars and Souls #2) by Melissa Petreshock Publication Date: October 1, 2016 Publisher: Swoon Romance Forever does not go on unchanged. Caitriona Hayden’s destiny as the Dracopraesi dragon’s North Star is no clearer to her than it was weeks ago. However, Cait’s eternal future seems a minor concern while the vengeful elves continue taunting the dragons, now using violence against the human population in their desire for war. Battles of war aren’t the only ones fought. King Corrin struggles to make peace with his coming end, and as his family bonds heal, stronger relationships and alliances form among Cait and her dragons. Theo may have won her heart, but Oliver fills a void long left by the passing of her uncle, and each dragon is a part of Cait’s family. But a darkness bleeds through to change their world. When faced with decisions of…

Rice & Rocks blog tour & Giveaway! (ends 9/13/16/)
Children's Books / September 8, 2016

Rockin’ Book Reviews Thanks BeachBoundBooks for coordinating a Blog Tour for the charming children’s book written by Sandra L. Richards and illustrated by Megan Kayleigh Sullivan, Rice & Rocks.  About the Book  Title: Rice & Rocksl | Author: Sandra L. Richards | Illustrator: Megan Kayleigh Sullivan Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing | Publication Date: August 23, 2016 Genre: Children’s Picture Book | Number of Pages: 32 Book Description:  Tradition takes flight in Rice & Rocks, a picture book celebrating culture and diversity. Giovanni’s friends are coming over for Sunday dinner, and his grandmother is serving rice and beans. Giovanni is embarrassed he does not like ‘rice and rocks’ and worries his friends will think the traditional Jamaican dish is weird. But his favorite Auntie comes to the rescue. She and Giovanni’s pet parrot, Jasper, take him on a magical journey across the globe, visiting places where people eat rice and rocks. This exciting story celebrates the varied traditions of every culture while also highlighting the delicious similarities that bring us all together. Amazon | Books a Million | Seattle Book Company  Take a look inside the book…   About the Author: Sandra L. Richards Sandra L. Richards is the debut picture book author of Rice & Rocks. With Rice & Rocks, Sandra brings a unique contribution…

THE RETREAT BY KELLY ST. CLARE BLOG TOUR & International Giveaway! (ends 9/23/16)
Adult Books / September 7, 2016

‘THE REATREAT’ BOOK TOUR. GUEST POST/PLAYLIST & INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY!       The Retreat (The After Trilogy, #1) by Kelly St. Clare Publication Date: August 30, 2016 Earth is ruined. Humankind destroyed. And it’s old news. Romy’s life is simple—for a genetically enhanced space soldier; pick up space junk with her four friends, and stave off the invaders fixated on stealing Planet Earth. It isn’t much. But it’s temporary—only another 850 years to go, give or take. When her crew tangles with a gulp-worthy alien mothership, Romy’s return to Earth is brought forwards at hurtling pace. Strength comes from the unlikeliest of quarters. As does leadership. …As does betrayal. Link to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30968533-the-retreat Purchase Links: Amazon      Guest Post: PLAYLIST which goes along with the Book: Like Real People Do – Hozier I See Fire – Ed Sheeran Straight for the Knife – Sia I hate you, I love you – Gnash Resolution – Matt Corby Work Song – Hozier Holes – Passenger Hold back the River – James Bay Yellow Flicker Beat – Lorde Leave your Lover – Sam Smith     Author’s Bio: When Kelly St Clare is not reading or writing, she is lost in her latest reverie. She can, quite…

Teaser Book Blast for up-coming 12 Steps to Mr. Right!
Adult Books / September 6, 2016

Check out this teaser for 12 STEPS TO MR. RIGHT by Cindi Madsen! Are you ready to meet Lincoln Wells? Presented by Title: 12 Steps to Mr. Right Author: Cindi Madsen Age: Adult Genre: Contemporary Romance/RomCom Publisher: Entangled Goodreads       Blurb: 12 steps to finding Mr. Right, composed by dating coach extraordinaire Savannah Gamble 1: Admit to being powerless over your attraction to the wrong type of guy. (Like Lincoln Wells, who broke your heart after an unforgettable one-night stand.) 2: Believe Mr. Right is out there. 3: Take inventory of past mistakes. (See step #1.) 4: Make a list of qualities you want in a man. (Avoid charming baseball players/reason you made these rules in the first place) 5: Take charge of your own life. 6: Learn to love yourself. 7: Sort the hookup guys from the relationship guys. (Avoid a painful brushoff after an amazing night together.) 8: Never, ever settle. (Even if the chemistry is off-the-charts.) 9: Don’t believe you can change a guy. (Once a commitment-phobe, always a commitment-phobe) 10: Communicate your needs. 11: Open your heart & love fully. (Still working on this one…) 12: Don’t ever, ever stray from the steps. About…

House of Eire by June Gillam Book Tour& International Giveaway! (ends9/24/16)
Adult Books / September 5, 2016

Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this po0sting!Welcome to this Book Tour & International Giveaway for the third book in the Hillary Broome Novel series. Thank you  for offering this Book Tour and Giveaway! These books can be read “alone” individually, but one will miss out on so much background information if he/she does not read all three, with more to come. Book Description for House of Eire: In House of Eire, Hillary Broome, a reporter-turned-ghostwriter from Lodi, California, and her detective husband Ed fly to Ireland—Ed for a gang conference in Dublin and Hillary to research her ancestors in Galway. Hillary plans to meet up with her friend Bridget, who’s pushing a greedy developer to include a memorial museum inside his proposed Irish theme park. As Hillary travels through Ireland and learns more about her friend’s crusade, she uncovers secrets and mysterious forces nudging her to fly away home. Buy the Book:  Amazon  ~  Barnes and Noble A Brief Review: This series has a very good story line. The characters were developed well and were quite easily pictured. Hillary is a young woman with several issues she is struggling with, including being recently orphaned. Deadly circumstances…

unFAIR by Steven Harper Book Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 9/23/16)
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / September 5, 2016

        I am anxious to share Vickie’s insight on this book. Vickie is our newest Staff Member on Rockin’ Book Reviews. Be sure to read about her introductory. Vickie found this book on Autism very helpful. Be sure to read her Review and, also, enter the International Giveaway at the end of this posting! It’s difficult enough to live in the neighborhood “freakazoid” house.  It’s even more difficult when you’re autistic and neither your family nor best friend really understands you.  So when Ryan November wakes up on his eleventh birthday with the unexpected ability to see the future, he braces himself for trouble.  But even his newfound power doesn’t anticipate that the fair folk–undines, salamanders, gnomes, and sylphs–want him dead, dead, dead.  Ryan races to defend himself and his family against unrelenting danger from the fairy realm so he can uncover the truth about his family history–and himself.  Except as Ryan’s power grows, the more enticing the fairy realm becomes, forcing him to choose between order and chaos, power and family.  And for an autistic boy, such choices are never cut and dry. Link to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29633540-un-fair Purchase Links: Google Play | BAM | Chapters |…

A Place for Miss Snow Blog Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 9/9/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / September 5, 2016

  For all Historical Fiction Fans, this is a Book you will not want to miss reading! It is clean yet full of adventure and action. Be sure to enter the International Giveaway at the end of this posting. We thank Covenant Communications for presenting this awesome Book Tour and Giveaway.         Synopsis: Miss Diana Snow is everything a British chaperone should be—she finds satisfaction in order and depends wholly upon the rules of decorum as she negotiates the isle of Greece with her young charge. But Miss Snow’s prim and proper exterior masks a disquieting past: orphaned and alone in the world, she has only her stiff upper lip to rely upon. When a brief encounter with a handsome stranger challenges her rules of propriety, Diana is unwittingly drawn into an adventure that will turn her ordered world upside down.  Alexandros Metaxas is a Greek spy working to recruit individuals to the cause of revolution. His mission seems to be going perfectly until he encounters Diana Snow, a captivating— if slightly cold—beauty. When their paths cross again, the ill-fated reunion threatens all Alex has been fighting for. But more importantly, it places Diana’s life in jeopardy….

INTRODUCING OUR NEWEST STAFF MEMBER-VICKIE!

I AM ECSTATIC THAT VICKIE HAS JOINED OUR REVIEW GROUP AT ROCKIN’ BOOK REVIEWS! I HAVE HAD ONE DEVASTATION AFTER ANOTHER THIS PAST YEAR – AS MY OTHER STAFF HAS HAD, ALSO – WE FELT SO OVERWHELMED WHEN VICKIE VOLUNTEERED TO HELP! YAY! SHE WILL TRULY BE AN ASSET! READ MY INTERVIEW BELOW WITH HER AND LEARN A LITTLE ABOUT HER. Hi Vickie! 1.) Tell us a little about yourself, i.e. where you grew up, how many siblings, your favorite activities. I grew up in Lehi, Utah. There were 6 of us , 4 girls and 2 boys. I love to spend time with family. I like to hunt, fish, boat, camp, crochet, and sew quilts. 2.) Looking back into your early years as a youth, what are two special  memories during that time which had an impact on your life? Spending time with my grandma had a big impact on my life. Also the games we played with our cousins as we were growing up made really memorable times for me. 3.) How young were you when you discovered you enjoyed reading? What do you feel were the reasons that influenced your love of books? I didn’t really like reading…

The Summer Before Forever Book Tour & International $25. G.C. Giveaway! (ends 9/9/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / September 2, 2016

This YA book will certainly delight the Adult reader as well! At the end of the posting, be sure to enter the $25. International Giveaway! Thank you YAREADS Book Tour for this Giveaway Tour! The Summer Before Forever by Melissa Chambers Published by Entangled Teen To be released August 22nd, 2016 Genre: YA Contemporary Some boys break your heart. Others teach you how to heal it. Chloe Stone’s life is a hot mess. Determined to stop being so freaking skittish, she packs up her quasi-famous best friend and heads to Florida. The goal? Complete the summer bucket list to end all bucket lists. The problem? Her hot soon-to-be stepbrother, Landon Jacobs. Landon’s mom will throttle him if he even looks at his future stepsister the wrong way. Problem is, Chloe is everything he didn’t know he wanted, and that’s…inconvenient. Watching her tear it up on a karaoke stage, stand up to his creepy friend, and rock her first string bikini destroys his sanity. But there’s more than their future family on the line. Landon is hiding something—something he knows will change how she feels about him—and she’s hiding something from him, too. And when the secrets come out, there’s a good chance…

The Outstanding Autumn Adventures Giveaway! (ends 10/15/16)
Adult Books , Uncategorized , Young Adult Books / September 1, 2016

I am excited to be a part of this great International Giveaway! This Giveaway Tour is Hosted by Full Lives Reviews We have some incredible co-hosts on this giveaway and have 3 prizes. Two $500 Paypal cash and one $250 Paypal cash prizes. The winners must be 18 years or older to enter, void where prohibited. The theme of this giveaway is to inspire each of you to go on some adventures this autumn. There are so many Autumn Festivals one can attend! Summer heat is mostly gone, school is in session, hotel rates are down, and for those with no children at home, this is the perfect time to vacation! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Cover Reveal: French Fries With A Side of Guys by Rebekah L. Purdy with Giveaway! (ends9/9/16)
Young Adult Books / September 1, 2016

Welcome to the Cover Reveal & Giveaway for French Fries With A Side of Guys by Rebekah L. Purdy! Publication Date: September 14, 2016 Publisher: Swoon Romance Be on the look out for this upcoming release from Swoon Romance! Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post! Payton Carter is one of six kids (all of which are named after famous football players), not to mention the only girl in the Carter household. With this much testosterone and no mother, it’s no wonder she’s absolutely clueless when it comes to makeup, dances, and talking to guys she’s crushing on. And now she’s about ready to start her freshman year of high school, which is nerve wrenching enough, but when she ends up running into her crush, Chance Montgomery, at her dad’s sports restaurant, she finds out that the quarterback for their rival team is moving to Aller Falls. This is nothing short of fate. Payton realizes she has to find a way to impress Chance and get him to ask her out or at least know she’s interested in him—preferably without dropping a plateful of fries on his head, like she did last time. After…

Blog Tour & Giveaway for Bossy Flossy by Paulette Bogan! (ends 10/8/16)
Children's Books / September 1, 2016

Welcome to this truly enjoyable Children’s Book Tour & Giveaway (U.S./Can. only) presented by the outstanding… Read all about this fun children’s book in the Guest Post, My Review, and then – ALL U.S./Canada residents- be sure to enter the generous Giveaway by completing the Rafflecopter at the end of this posting. Blog Guest Post You’re Not The Boss of Me by Paulette Bogan Do you know a bossy child? I certainly do. I was a bossy child. I have three children who are all bossy in their own way. I was watching an old home video of my oldest daughter, Sophia, when she was about six. She was trying to direct a play starring her two little sisters and the dog. Her sisters were having a great time, but not really listening. It didn’t help that we all cracked up laughing when Rachael started waltzing with the dog and Lucy sat down and started reading a book. Sophia was very bossy, but also very clear about what she wanted. I could see her innocence and her directness, and her frustration in making what she wanted happen.  In Bossy Flossy, Flossy is bossy. She bosses everyone around and doesn’t understand why…