‘The Sacrament Is for Me’ by Jessica B. Ellingson Book Review!
Children's Books / October 31, 2016

          About the book: The sacrament is the most important part of the Sabbath day—and our week. Teach your little ones about the sacred sacrament and how they can apply it in their everyday lives, from the playground to piano lessons. Help your children start each week right and understand the reason behind the reverence of Jesus’s eternal sacrifice, love, and example. MY REVIEW: This is directed at an L.D.S. audience but would be good for other Christians as well. Within these pages are beautifully illustrated pictures by Chase Jensen, which will certainly capture each young child’s interest. The simply, rhymed sentences teaches the young child what the partaking of the Sacrament means and why we each should be very reverent. It suggests what actions are acceptable and not acceptable during this special time at church. It explains deeper meaning of the sacrament than most children’s book cover on this topic, yet in a very simple and picturesque manner. *This book was gifted me but I am in no way pressured to give a positive review. This receives a Five Stars rating. About the author: Jessica Ellingson grew up in the small town of Blanding, Utah….

SPECIAL ONE DAY Addition to Spookatacular Giveaway! (2 U.S. /1 International!)

My Friends and Hosts of Spooktacular Giveaway asked that I add this…. Hello and Happy Halloween Everyone! We here at Month9Books love Halloween so we decided to share some of our favorite Halloween or scary books and not just feature them but give them away! The Undertakers Series by Ty Drago! We love Zombies and we know you will too! Two And Twenty Dark Tales & Very Superstitious these 2 anthologies are perfect to scare you on Halloween! Into The Dark & Into The Light by Caroline Patti body swapping can be freaky as heck! Lucas Mackenzie and the London Midnight Ghost Show and Mc’Graves Hotel by Steve Bryant full of ghosts and creatures perfect for the middle grade crowd! The Requiem Red by Brynn Chapman. A historical fantasy set in an insane asylum is the ultimate read on Halloween! Hair in All The Wrong Places by Andrew Buckley for all the werewolf lovers in your life ☺ Minotaur by Phillip W. Simpson what is more scary that being inside a creature’s lair? Hearing the story from his POV for sure! Giveaway Details: 1 Winner will receive a Middle Grade Pack with all the Undertakers Books, Lucas Mackenzie and the…

Enter for the chances to WIN $125. CASH, Internatuionally! One More day to Enter (ends 10/31/16)

Welcome to the Cash Creeptacular Giveaway!  Are you needing some extra cash for your fall fun? It’s the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy the colors of the season, or perhaps stay indoors and bake something pumpkin spice. The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island have teamed up with some great sites to bring you this fun cash event. This ghoulish giveaway is offering one lucky spookster the opportunity to shop til they drop with $125! Our Creeptacular Sponsors The Kids Did It |  The Mommy Island | Filipino Recipes Portal | Parenting In Progress |Dorky’s Deals | Life, Naturally |Imperfect Women | This Mamas Life |Laughing Vixen Lounge |Coupons and Freebies Mom | Simple Wyrdings | Here’s the Story | Better on a Budget | Your Strong Tower | Literary Winner | HOME JOBS BY MOM |Basically Speaking | Still Blonde after all these YEARS | This Ole Mom | Style Island Enter the Cash Creeptacular Giveaway! One lucky entrant selected by the Rafflecopter form will receive $125 US Dollars via Paypal! Open World Wide, 18 Years and older. Void Where Prohibited. Open for entry from 10/10-10/31 at 11:59pm EST. Winner will have 24 hours to respond to the notification email to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. For any…

Girl’s Night In by Gemma Barder Book Review/Giveaway! (ends 11/13/16)
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / October 29, 2016

  Sorry Guys, This is for Girls, only! (Unless you want to know how to crash their evening!) This Giveaway is provided for by Quarto Book Publishing…the Review is totally mine. Girls’ Night In: Four friends reveal the secrets of the ultimate girls’ night in! Paperback, 96 pages Published July 5th 2016 by QEB Publishing Meet four new friends as they get ready for the ultimate girls’ night in! Sofia, Tommako, Tye and Jessie all have their own style and personality, but there’s nothing they love more than hanging out together. Be inspired by their favorite hobbies, from baking and braiding, to crafting and writing! With so many great ideas and activities, what will you choose to do? Buy Liks: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1609929551/ref=x_gr_w_bb?ie=UTF8&tag=x_gr_w_bb-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1609929551&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2 https://www.quartoknows.com/books/9781609929558/Girls-Night-In.html?direct=1 MY REVIEW: The Girls aren’t just any girls, they are Tommako, Jessie, Tye and Sofia!  Inside the “Cover” you will learn their differences, all the  things they like to do together, their “favorites”, snack recipes for “Movie Night” with other great movie and snack ideas, plus additional recipes for beauty or pampering.  There are many activates from question answer fun to several craft ideas and instructions….All beautifully illustrated by Katy Jackson.! This quality  Flex board book concludes with…

Flames of Nevyana by Edward Willet Book Tour & Giveaway! (ends 11/4/16)
Young Adult Books / October 28, 2016

Welcome to this Book Tour Giveaway Tour presented by .. After reading his Spotlight and the Excerpt, be sure to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway at the end of his posting. *Note: I feel this is a very controversial tale. Parents should read it first.    Flames of Nevyana by Edward Willett Publication Date: August 1, 2016 Publisher: Rebelight Publishing Blue Fire is both blessing and curse. A gift from the gods, its mystical light and energy powers and protects the land of Nevyana, but it also divides her people into three distinct groups. In the wrong hands, it becomes a formidable weapon. When sacred objects for channelling Blue Fire are stolen, sworn enemies Petra, Amlinn, and Jin set out to find them, and their paths converge on a collision course with the truth. Can they bridge the centuries-old divide between their communities? Or will their search for the truth and the explosive power of Blue Fire signal the end of Nevyana? Biography Edward Willett is the award-winning author of more than fifty books of fiction and non-fiction for children, young adults, and adults. He lives in Regina with his wife, Margaret Anne; their teenage daughter, Alice; and their Siberian cat,…

The Breakup Support Group by Cheyanne Young Cover Reveal & International Giveaway! (ends 11/3/16)
Young Adult Books / October 27, 2016

Be on the lookout for this upcoming title! Hello Readers! Welcome to the Cover Reveal & Giveaway for… The Breakup Support Group by Cheyanne Young …presented by Swoon Romance! Be sure you enter the giveaway found at the end of the post! The Breakup Support Group by Cheyanne Young Publication Date: November 22, 2016 Publisher: Swoon Romance After four years of first love bliss, Isla Rush just got dumped. Any hope she has of winning her ex-boyfriend back is shattered when the town rezones her neighborhood, forcing her to spend senior year at a wealthy high school in the next town over. With a broken heart consuming her soul, Isla can’t focus on anything, except maybe Emory Underwood—a ridiculously hot guy who dates a new girl almost every day. She can’t help but crush on him, even though it’s wrong. When memories of her ex make her cry in second period, the school counselor sends Isla to a club that meets during lunch. The Break-Up Support Group is a collection of broken-hearted misfits who are all helping each other heal. Just when Isla’s heart is finally on the mend, Emory shows up, forced to atone for all the broken hearts he’s caused…

For This We Are Soldiers Book Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 11/10/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / October 27, 2016

If you have never read any of Carla Kelly’s books, you are in for a treat! I thank the author & Cedar fort Publishers for this Book Tour & providing the Giveaway. Paperback, 288 pages Published October 1st 2016 by Sweetwater Books About the book: From master storyteller Carla Kelly comes this collection of frontier tales that take you behind typical army lines and into the hearts of ordinary men and women who perform extraordinary acts of bravery. From handsome hospital stewards and dashing soldiers to courageous children and wives who will pull at your heartstrings, there’s something for everyone’s fancy. https://deseretbook.com/t/author/carla-kelly : My Review: At first when I began reading this novel, I thought it was related “Tales” ..they aren’t. The book contains six inspiring short stories of various women who had a definite impact as Historical War Heroines.  Although it is a book of fiction, it is based on factual events. It portrays how women – in various ways – have contributed to the War effort dating back as recently as World War 11. It ends with three pages on “About the Author”. Thus us an uplifting novel. You can read the whole book or read one story at a time for…

The Fourth Piece by E. Ardell Blog Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 11/10/16)
Uncategorized , Young Adult Books / October 27, 2016

Welcome to this Spotlight on the Fourth Piece Book Tour and Giveaway… Presented by The Fourth Piece (Order’s Last Play #1)  by E. Ardell Publication Date: July 18, 2016, Publisher: 48fourteen  Admitting what you are will end everything you know. Embracing who you are will start a war…Life is great when you’re good-looking and popular…so long as no one knows you’re a vulatto. Being half-alien gets you labeled “loser” quicker than being a full vader. So it’s a good thing Devon, Lyle, and Lawrence can easily pass for human—until the night of the party. Nothing kills a good time faster than three brothers sharing a psychic vision of a fourth brother who’s off-world and going to die unless they do something. But when your brother’s emergency happens off-planet, calling 9-1-1 really isn’t an option. In their attempt to save a brother they barely remember, Devon, Lyle and Lawrence expose themselves to mortal danger and inherit a destiny that killed the last four guys cursed with it. In 2022, there are humans and aliens, heroes and monsters, choices and prophecies—and four brothers with the power to choose what’s left when the gods decide they’re through playing games.   Book I in the…

The Art of Blissful Parenting Book Blast & $25. International Giveaway (ends 11/7/16)
Adult Books / October 26, 2016

Rockin’ Book Reviews is pleased to participate in…BeachBoundBooks’ coordinated Book Blast & Giveaway for The Art of Blissful Parenting by Sharon Ballantine.   About the Book Title: The Art of Blissful Parenting | Author:Sharon Ballantine | Genre: Parenting Number of Pages: 190 | Publisher: Balboa Press What if you had the ideal relationship with your children? This book is for every parent that wants to have a powerful bond with their kids. Parents have the opportunity for newfound freedom and joy when they teach their children about their Internal Guidance System. Tools and guidance are offered in this book for exacting the art of blissful parenting by practicing alignment. It’s fun and easy to work with the Universe and a short lesson in the Law of Attraction is part of this script. Parents-live and also teach your children how to manifest what they want by thinking in a more positive way and deliberately creating their lives. Amazon | Balboa Press | Barnes & Noble What others are saying… “This book is filled with amazing tools for any adult who wants to sharpen the innate gifts of the children in their lives and support them in developing and following their internal…

The Bloodmark – Bk. 1 of the Bloodmark Saga Series With Giveaway (USA Only)! (ends 12/17/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / October 26, 2016

I just have read the first book and can hardly wait to read the next in the series. U.S. residents, Be Sure to Enter the Fantastic Giveaway at the end of this posting! My thanks goes to the awesome author and for presenting this Book Tour and Giveaway.    Book Description for Bloodmark (Book #1): Sixteen-year-old werewolf princess Ashling Boru is different from other wolves–she was able to shift to a wolf at birth. Rather than bringing pride to her family, it brings fear, and she is sent to live in Ireland’s secluded countryside. Ashling’s reputation is further blackened when she refuses her betrothed, defying the ancient laws. When her pack’s oldest rivals begin to hunt her, she finds herself in the small town of York Harbor, Maine, far from everything she’s known. When she crosses paths with dark and rebellious Grey Donavan, something ignites within her soul. There’s just one problem: Grey is human. Their instant connection turns into a passionate romance, and Ashling begins to believe she can create her own life outside of wolf laws. When she uncovers long-buried pack secrets that threaten to destroy all she holds dear, Ashling’s courage and tenacity are tested. Will she…

Book & Giveaway Tour with this Spotlight: A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly! (ends 11/9/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / October 25, 2016

THE NIGHT CIRCUS meets THE PEAKY BLINDERS in Lee Kelly’s new crossover fantasy novel. A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly Publication date: February 2nd 2016 Genres: Fantasy, Historical, Young Adult Magic is powerful, dangerous and addictive – and after passage of the 18th Amendment, it is finally illegal. It’s 1926 in Washington, DC, and while Anti-Sorcery activists have achieved the Prohibition of sorcery, the city’s magic underworld is booming. Sorcerers cast illusions to aid mobsters’ crime sprees. Smugglers funnel magic contraband in from overseas. Gangs have established secret performance venues where patrons can lose themselves in magic, and take a mind-bending, intoxicating elixir known as the sorcerer’s shine. Joan Kendrick, a young sorcerer from Norfolk County, Virginia accepts an offer to work for DC’s most notorious crime syndicate, the Shaw Gang, when her family’s home is repossessed. Alex Danfrey, a first-year Federal Prohibition Unit trainee with a complicated past and talents of his own, becomes tapped to go undercover and infiltrate the Shaws. Through different paths, Joan and Alex tread deep into the violent, dangerous world of criminal magic – and when their paths cross at the Shaws’ performance venue, despite their orders, and despite themselves, Joan and Alex become…

The Christmas Project DVD Review Tour with Three of Us Reviewing it!!

I Just Watched a  New Christmas DVD Thar Was So Uplifting, That It Made Up For Some of the Faulty Acting. There is a Trailer for it below. (Some of the actors were very professional, but not all.) The Christmas Message Was Strong and the Kids Loved It! Thank you to Covenant Communications Publishing for the Movie Tour opportunity!  Since there is not yet a Synopsis for it, I will do my best without ruining it as part of my review. A family in middle class America has a tradition each year of voting on a special “family project”. This year, since the vote is split down the middle, the very pregnant Mom makes the deciding vote, although she will not be able to participate very much this year. The two eldest boys experience their first fascination with a girl, when a new family moves in across the street. The community has the never ending problem of “bullies” at school, which sometimes ends up in very embarrassing moments. especially, when a guy is trying to impress a young girl. It doesn’t help when two siblings are enchanted with the same girl, either. The film is filled with entertaining – and sometimes irritating – moments which keeps the…

The Decision Blitz & $25. G.C. International Giveaway! (ends 10/29/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / October 24, 2016

          The Decision(Everlasting Trilogy, #2)  by L.K. Kuhl Publication date: October 20th 2016 Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult The guests are invited. The cake is all set. In just a few short hours Sophia Bandell will be saying “I do” to a guy she isn’t sure she loves. But where does she go from here? She feels her life is headed in a downhill spiral. Her first and real true love, Tate Forester, is a ghost. But he’s the man she wants to be with…the one she can’t live without. Sophia is faced with the toughest decision of her life. Does she forget about Tate and marry the egotistical lawyer, Aaron Stuart? Or does she take the plunge and join Tate to be with him for eternity? Goodreads / Amazon / iBooks— EXCERPT: I turned again and caught a glimpse of Aaron coming into the backyard, dressed to the nines in a black tuxedo, his arms splayed wide. He advanced toward my sister-in-law Kristy, who had just come out the backdoor, his voice tight and full of despair. “No sign of her. I’ve looked everywhere. I don’t know what to do next.” His arms flopped down…

Soul Keeper Series Book Blitz Tour & Giveaway! (ends 10/24/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / October 22, 2016

Soul Keeper Series Box Set L.A. Starkey Publication date: March 10th 2015 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Amazon readers had a hard time putting this series down… you will to. Now you don’t have to wait – the full story is yours for a discounted price. This boxed set includes all three full-length novels from Starkey’s beloved Soul Keeper Series. That’s over 800 pages of intense twists and emotional turns, heart-breaking romance and soul-shattering deception – all in one series. In a battle of wills, of the gods of old. For each his revenge, will he forfeit his soul. On the chessboard of blood, will their narrative play. Aged, innocent lives, revenge claims her way. Out of hate will come love, and love will come hate. For immortal and man, have entwined their damned fate. The battle between the Titans and the gods of old did not end with them. The demand for revenge has dripped down into the next generation. Twins, Marcus and Nicolas, heirs to the throne of the gods and sons of the last remaining Titan, learn that the purpose of their existence is to fulfill a prophecy born of hate and despair. They must battle for Pandora’…

The SnowFang Bride Blitz Tour & International $25. Amazon G.C. Giveaway! (ends 10/26/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / October 22, 2016

              The SnowFang Bride (Snowfang #1) BY Merry Ravenell Publication date: October 11th 2016 Genres: Adult, Paranormal Centuries of political games killed most of the female werewolves. Now only a few survive, and the Elders work to change the old ways of thinking. Winter, the only daughter of the SilverPaw Alpha, finally meets the soul Gaia has chosen for her: Sterling, the cold, demanding, and entirely-too-human Alpha of the tiny SnowFang pack. Thrust into a world of human wealth for which she was never prepared, Winter must become Sterling’s flawless wife and Luna from the moment she arrives. The city is full of threats, both werewolf and human, and Sterling’s past is full of secrets best left undisturbed. When they are betrayed by those closest to them, Winter and Sterling embark on a dangerous game of brinkmanship that will change their lives, and the future of the werewolves, forever. Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks EXCERPT: Sterling had been prepared to be resentful and distrustful of me, certain I was playing along with some ploy to part him from a large chunk of his wealth, or ruin him in some way. Knowing that wasn’t…

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop! (ends 10/31/16)

A “Spooktacular” Giveaway for ALL My “Followers” ! THREE awesome books for ONE LUCKY U.S./Can. & ONE LUCKY International WINNER! …and the Winner is – Terra H.! (Print for U.S./Can., ebooks for International!) FOR KIDS ONLY! This first book is in the “Halloween Spirit”.         This is generously donated by the authors and MEDIA MASTERS PUBLICITY. This oversize, hardbound book is a delightful addition to any child’s library. About the book: A Teeny Tiny Halloween It happens every fall. The leaves from the tall trees that surround her house drift down until the teeny tiny woman’s teeny tiny house is buried completely. Inside it’s dark and a teeny tiny bit scary, but the resourceful woman has a plan and a few surprises up her teeny tiny sleeve. Written to be shared through read-aloud or story-telling, the type face indicates where the teller should be whispering and when suddenly s/he should shout – surprising the listeners, even causing them to jump, which puts this book in the realm of jump-tales, so popular at spooky-story times like Halloween and around the campfire on summer evenings. Short enough for even young children to remember after reading or hearing the story a few times, the book encourages…

KILLER IN THE BAND Spotlight Blog Tour, Guest post, & International Giveaway! (ends 12/8/16)
Adult Books / October 21, 2016

If you have not read Lauren Carr’s Mysteries, now is a great time to start! They are suspenseful, with a touch of humor and romance. I fell sure you will love her style and talent! Be sure to enter the International Giveaway to Win a Fire Tablet, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB by entering with the Rafflecopter at then end of this posting. I want to thank the author and … for this Book Tour/Giveaway. Book Description: Summer of Love & Murder Joshua’s eldest son, Joshua “J.J.” Thornton Jr., has graduated at the top of his class from law school and returns home to spend the summer studying for the bar exam. However, to Joshua’s and Cameron’s shock and dismay, J.J. moves into the main house at Russell Ridge Farm, the largest dairy farm in the Ohio Valley, to rekindle a romance with Suellen Russell, a onetime leader of a rock group who’s twice his age. Quickly, they learn that she has been keeping a deep dark secret. The move brings long-buried tensions between the father and son to the surface. But when a brutal killer strikes, the Lovers in Crime must set all differences aside to solve the crime before J.J….

The Legend of the Pumpkin Thief by Charles Day Blog Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 11/4/16)
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / October 21, 2016

       Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting!  My thanks to .. for presenting this Book Tour/Giveaway. The Legend of the Pumpkin Thief by Charles Day Publication Date: October 18, 2016 Publisher: Tantrum Books 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 of his young life. Collecting clues, getting ever GUEST POST: Top 10/Dream Cast/Playlist Top 10 – favorite Halloween movies or books 1-Halloween 2-Cujo 3-Nightmare before Crhristmas 4-Halloween 2 5-The Shining 6-The…

The Giveaways Continue! Howlin’ for Giveaways Hop! (ends 11/3/16)

Welcome to the Howlin’ for Giveaways Giveaway Hop presented by The Hopping Bloggers! Hosted by: Mama Smith’s and Women and Their Pretties Many bloggers have come together to bring you some amazing prizes! Each prize is worth a minimum of $15, but some are worth much more. There is no limit to how many you can win – so enter them all! GOOD LUCK! The Hopping Bloggers and participating bloggers are not responsible for the delivery of prizes. For my part in this Giveaway Hop, I am offering three awesome books! (sorry, only U.S./Can. )…and the Winner is – Patricia C.! The first one, provided by STRATEGIES Literary Public Relations www.strategiespr.com Paperback, 400 pages Published October 10th 2016 by Penset Press Synopsis per Goodreads:  A shy financial analyst from New York visits his school chum in Moscow who works for the FSB, formerly known as the KGB. Discovering that corrupt US cabinet officials and a Russian billionaire plan to steal the technology from Russian scientists about a green energy source, the FSB Agent asks his American friend for help, hoping that together they can prevent the theft and avoid the conflict it would cause. Thrust into the dangerous world of…

Kept Secrets by Traci Hunter Abramson Book Tour & Giveaway! (ends 10/21/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / October 19, 2016

You won’t want to miss reading this captivatingly romantic, suspenseful, espionage novel! Traci Hunter Abramson is an extremely talented author who has thrilled her audiences for years with her tremendous writing ability. Be sure to enter the Giveaway of a FREE copy of the book + a $25. Amazon GC! My Appreciation is given to Covenant Communications and the author for this Book Tour & Giveaway.   Kept Secrets by Traci Hunter Abramson Genre Mystery & Thrillers, Romance, Synopsis per Goodreads: Unexpectedly reunited after six years, high school sweethearts Devin Shanahan and Grace Harrington cross paths and have a whirlwind wedding. A lot can change in six years, however, and they must figure out how to make their two independent lives mesh. Unable to disclose his CIA job to his new wife, when Devin is assigned a top-secret mission to Hong Kong, he tells Grace par Unexpectedly reunited after six years, high school sweethearts Devin Shanahan and Grace Harrington cross paths and have a whirlwind wedding. A lot can change in six years, however, and they must figure out how to make their two independent lives mesh. Unable to disclose his CIA job to his new wife, when Devin is…

SKYE (THE DRAGON KINGS #4) BY KIMBERLY LOTH BOOK BLAST & INTERNATIONAL $25. GIVEAWAY! (ends 11/3/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / October 19, 2016

Welcome to the Book Blast for Skye (The Dragon Kings #4) by Kimberly Loth! Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post!       Skye ( The Dragon Kings #4) by Kimberly Loth Publication Date: October 2016 Rowan Winters is completely in love. With a shifter dragon. But the drop-dead gorgeous Skye only thinks of Rowan as her best friend. But when she turns up in his room in the middle of the night in tears, he yearns to do whatever he can to help her. Even if that means running away and letting his family think he’s dead. Skye’s entire world turns upside down the day her scales turns black. She knows she’ll have to flee to find answers. But she wasn’t planning on Rowan coming too. She just wanted to say goodbye. He is so eager to help that she can’t leave him behind even though she knows she’ll never be able to love him in return. Together, they fight off murderous dragons and uncover sinister plans. But can they find the answers Skye so desperately seeks? And can Rowan sacrifice everything he knows to win her heart? Available for Purchase: Amazon  …

Release Day Celebration for One Summer with Autumn by Julie Reece & International Giveaway! (ends 10/28/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / October 18, 2016

Join in this Release Day Celebration with Giveaway! This Tour and Giveaway is presented by …         One Summer with Autumn by Julie Reece Publisher: October 18, 2016 Publisher:  Swoon Romance 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 never prove to his CEO mother that he’s ready for more responsibility. Autumn and…

McGrave’s Hotel by Steve Bryant Blog Tour & International Giveaway + Guest Post!(ends 10/28/16)
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / October 18, 2016

If this doesn’t get you in the mood for Halloween, what will? This book Tour/Giveaway is presented by..       McGrave’s Hotel by Steve Bryant Publication Date:  October 11, 2016 Publisher:  Tantrum Books It’s 1936, and nearly twelve-year-old JAMES ELLIOTT is a bellhop at McGrave’s Hotel, there a year since the night his parents died while on a spy mission into Nazi Germany. JAMES craves a goodbye message from his parents, but is distracted by troublesome guests who require his help. Assistance with locating a missing and priceless mummy, wrangling mutant spiders, and attaching the head of a bridegroom is just the kind of hospitality guests have come to expect while at McGrave’s hotel where guests are dying to check in. But over the course of one frightful evening, James will team with Death’s daughter to fight Nazi sympathizers, monsters, and the undead in this riveting, deathly, historical adventure story unlike any you’ve read before. Link to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29942209-mcgrave-s-hotel Purchase Links: Google Play | BAM | Chapters | Indies | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | TBD | iBooks Guest Post With Steve Bryant What is your Favorite author(s) & what books you like reading of theirs. Why? Although…

Matowak Book Tour International Giveaway! (ends 11/17 /16)
Adult Books / October 18, 2016

Author Joylene Nowell Butler is on tour this month with MC Book Tours featuring her new novel, Mâtowak Woman Who Cries, being released Nov. 1 by Dancing Lemur Press L.L.C.  A A murder enveloped in pain and mystery… When Canada’s retired Minister of National Defense, Leland Warner, is murdered in his home, the case is handed to Corporal Danny Killian, an aboriginal man tortured by his wife’s unsolved murder. The suspect, 60-year-old Sally Warner, still grieves for the loss of her two sons, dead in a suicide/murder eighteen months earlier. Confused and damaged, she sees in Corporal Killian a friend sympathetic to her grief and suffering and wants more than anything to trust him. Danny finds himself with a difficult choice—indict his prime suspect, the dead minister’s horribly abused wife or find a way to protect her and risk demotion. Or worse, transfer away from the scene of his wife’s murder and the guilt that haunts him…  Mâtowak Woman Who Cries is available in eBook at the following sites: Amazon.ca   |  Amazon.com  |  Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C The print copy is available at: Amazon.ca  |  Amazon.com. MY REVIEW: While grieving from the tragic death of her two sons, Sally Warner was…

Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween Giveaway! (ends 11/01/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / October 18, 2016

 It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, the air is getting cooler and the nights are getting spookier. Yes, it’s time for tricks and treats, goblins and ghouls, chills and thrills and huge amounts of sugary sweets. But at the Laughing Vixen Lounge blog it’s also time for the 5th annual Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween Giveaway. Join Laughing Vixen Lounge and our bewitching co-hosts The Kids Did It, The Mommy Island, Herding Cats and Burning Soup, The Hopping Bloggers, Mama Smith’s Reviews and Women and Their Pretties for a spooktacular Halloween event. Enter to win a $250 Prize Pack filled with goodies from 10 wickedly fabulous shops. All shops are offering Gift Cards or your choice of item(s) so there will be something for everyone. You’ll find lots of unique, handcrafted and custom designs to choose from. Visit the Laughing Vixen Lounge blog daily during the giveaway for the Halloween Movie Marathon. Test your movie knowledge with the Guess the Movie Game. Then try to solve the Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt, if you dare! Each event will get you daily entries in the giveaway plus a special giveaway for the Scavenger Hunt. Find…

NASA Astronaut Teaches Kids About the Strange Ways Your Body Behaves in Space + Giveaway! (ends 10/31/16)
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / October 17, 2016

THIS IS AN EDUCATIONAL BOOK MOST CHILDREN WILL ENJOY AND MANY WILL FIND HUMOROUS. This is an entertaining and educational look at the weird, wild, and wonderful ways the human body copes with zero gravity for aspiring astronauts ages 7-12. …and the Winner is – Emily E.! This book & Giveaway is presented by Media Masters Publicity To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to Your Body in Space  by NASA astronaut Dr. Dave Williams and children’s writer Loredana Cunti (October 2016; ISBN: 978-1-5545-1854-8; $22.95) Dr. Dave brings his first-hand experience with two flights on the Space Shuttle and three spacewalks on the International Space Station to the kind of “gross” questions that intrigue and amuse middle schoolers: How do astronauts use the bathroom? What happens when they pick their noses? What kind of underwear do they wear? Why is burping in space dangerous? How do they get water? (Answer: advanced systems treat and purify liquid waste, turning it into drinking water – bottoms up!). He also explains the science behind the strange physical phenomena astronauts experience, such as floating in midair, getting taller, and losing bone density (hint: it all has to do with microgravity). By simplifying complex concepts with…

Atlas of Animal Adventures by Rachel Williams & Emily Hawkins – Review & Giveaway! (ends 10/31/16)

This over-sized children’s book is filled with multiple, amazing illustrations and information! One Lucky U.S. resident will WIN his/her own copy by entering the Rafflecopter at the end of this posting…and the Winner is – Debra G.! This Giveaway is provided by Quarto Publishing . Atlas of Animal Adventures: A collection of nature’s most unmissable events, epic migrations and extraordinary behaviours  by Lucy Letherland Atlas of Animal Adventures: A collection of nature’s most unmissable events, epic migrations and extraordinary behaviours it was amazing From the team behind the best-selling Atlas of Adventures. Head off on a journey of discovery, with this book that collects together nature’s most unmissable events from between the two poles, including epic migrations, extraordinary behaviours, and Herculean habits. Find hundreds of things to spot and learn new facts about every animal. Purchase link at Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1847808417/ref=x_gr_w_bb?ie=UTF8&tag=x_gr_w_bb-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1847808417&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2 My REVIEW: The colorful illustrations by Lucy Lletherland are outstanding! Beginning with a world map, this amazing book covers many animals from all over the world along with maps, trivia and other information. The last two pages of the adventures lists 58 animals for the individual(s) to look up and review again. There is a large index at the end…

BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY: Bianca Schulze: 101 BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU GROW UP! (ends 10.227/16)
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / October 14, 2016

Welcome to this Book Tour & Giveaway for 101 Books You Should Read Before You Grow UP by Bianca Schultze. This Book Tour and Giveaway is presented by Quarto Books…and te Winner is – Renee G.! 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up By Bianca Schulze Format: Flexibound Imprint: Walter Foster Jr Publication of 101 Books to Read Before Your Grow Up (October 1, 2016) USD: $12.95/CAN: $16.95/GBP: £8.99 Series: 101 series for Kids Pages: 144 Ages: 8 to 12 “There are so many amazing books to be discovered and read—and far too many to list in one fun book. The 101 awesome books contained in these pages have one collective message: Be kind, be brave, and make good choices. Remember the struggles of those that came before you and those who will come after you. Be true to yourself, and with every page you turn, live your life like an epic adventure.” From 101 Books to Read Before Your Grow Up (A note from the Author) MY REVIEW:                                       101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up provides a comprehensive list…

Thief of Hearts Book Tour and Review by Vickie~
Uncategorized / October 14, 2016

Join me for this Promo and Vickie’s Review. This Book Tour is Presented by WordSmithBook Tours Paperback Published October 4th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform 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 mislead her, he doesn’t have another choice. Before long, Stu can’t tell whether or not…

Fall Into Romance Giveaway Hop !(Oct 14-21)

Welcome to another wonderful Giveaway Hop! This Hop is presented by Anna herding cats Cade                     Unfortunately, the Giveaway on this site is limited to U.S./Can. residents. I have three awesome Print Books which one LUCKY Winner will receive! The first one is a fun romance with a touch of paranormal mischief. Maggie, a heavenly curator of unspoken thoughts, is content to do her job while she waits for her turn in mortality.  When Eric, her beholden, shows interest in the new girl at work, Maggie’s curiosity for the wonders of love and life cause her to forsake the rules in search of answers.  But meddling in mortal affairs has consequences that Maggie could never have imagined… Amazon Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1462119050/ref=x_gr_w_bb?ie=UTF8&tag=x_gr_w_bb-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1462119050&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2 About The Author per Goodreads: Born and raised in Arizona, Aaron is proud to call the desert home. He came of age in the suburbs of Sacramento, California and as a missionary in Jamaica, where he fell in love with the people and their culture, but he has always been drawn back to the valley of the sun. He married his childhood crush, and the girl of his dreams, in…

The Boyfriend Whisperer by Linda Budzinski Cover Reveal & Giveaway! (ends 10/21/16)
Uncategorized , Young Adult Books / October 13, 2016

Welcome to the Cover Reveal for The Boyfriend Whisperer by Linda Budzinski ! Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post! Be on the look out for this upcoming release from Swoon Romance!   The Boyfriend Whisperer by Linda Budzinski Publication Date: November 15, 2016 Publisher: Swoon Romance As President and CEO of Boyfriend Whisperer Enterprises, Lexi Malloy is Grand View High School’s undercover Cupid. One problem: She’s stuck in the friend zone when it comes to her own crush, Chris Broder. She and Chris have been best friends since the third grade, and he doesn’t even seem to realize she’s is a member of the opposite sex. When pretty and popular cheerleader Lindsay LaRouche hires Lexi to whisper Chris, she has to decide whether to place her commitment to her company—and Chris’s happiness—before herself. Available for pre-order: Amazon Linda Acorn Budzinski decided in the second grade that she wanted to be a “Paperback Writer,” just like in the Beatles song. She majored in journalism in college and now works in marketing and communications. She spent 18 years at a trade association in the funeral service industry, where she discovered that funeral directors are some…

BOOK SPOTLIGHT TOUR: Journey Out of Fat, Dumb and Ugly with Giveaway! (ends 10/22/16)
Adult Books / October 13, 2016

This sounds like a great Human Interest story! U.S. residents, be sure to enter the awesome Giveaway with the Rafflecopter at the end of this posting! My gratitude goes out to iReads Book Tours for providing this Tour and Giveaway.   Book Description: Are you tired of living your life according to the labels that have been slapped onto you? Do you feel you are always pressured to conform to other people’s ideas of who they believe you are? Do you feel destined to live a life of mediocrity and unhappiness, despite the fact that you know you are meant for something bigger? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you will easily identify with journey.Journey is a lost and tortured soul on a personal quest to escape the physical, mental and emotional servitude of the unfair labels, invisible barriers, and dire consequences of a lifetime of decisions made out of fear and feelings of inferiority. Journey’s Path to freedom is a dramatic, tear-jerking, yet funny roller-coaster ride that beautifully demonstrates how to: Change the directions of your thoughts and life. Use the power of your pain to discover and serve your life purpose. Eliminate toxic relationships…

The Unsaid by Aaron Blaylock Book Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway! (ends 10/27/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / October 13, 2016

Welcome to this book tour in celebration of Aaron Blaylock’s new book – The Unsaid. Be sure to enter the International Giveaway at the end of this posting. My gratitude is given to Cedar Fort Publishing Book Tours and the Author for presenting this Book Tour and Giveaway The first I had heard of Aaron Blaylock was last Fall when I read & reviewed The Land of Look Behind, which was a great book and a big success! Now we are celebrating this newest book – The Unsaid – which is an unique tale, bordering on the Paranormal …But it could be real! Synopsis per Amazon:http://www.aaronblaylock.com/ Maggie, a heavenly curator of unspoken thoughts, is content to do her job while she waits for her turn in mortality.  When Eric, her beholden, shows interest in the new girl at work, Maggie’s curiosity for the wonders of love and life cause her to forsake the rules in search of answers.  But meddling in mortal affairs has consequences that Maggie could never have imagined… https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1462119050/ref=x_gr_w_bb?ie=UTF8&tag=x_gr_w_bb-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1462119050&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2 After reading the Guest Post below, be sure to “follow” Aaron with the links below his Bio. Guest Post: If I had a chance to visit anywhere or…

Book Tour, Interview & Giveaway for Benjamin Hyrum White’s The Defenders!(ends 10/25/16)
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / October 12, 2016

This is not just for children but also for YA & parents, too! Join in this exciting event and everyone be sure to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway at the end of this posting.  (1 Print Copy U.S/Can and 1 e-copy International)…and the Winner is – John S.! About the book: Defenders of the Family, assemble! God’s magnificent plan for us rests upon the strength of the family. In this engaging children’s book, discover the roles and teachings needed to unite your family, from devoted parents to extended members, all centered on the power of the gospel. Help your children see their families as they can be: incredible, empowered, eternal followers of Jesus. https://deseretbook.com/t/author/benjamin-hyrum-white https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1462118216/ref=x_gr_w_bb?ie=UTF8&tag=x_gr_w_bb-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1462118216&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2 My REVIEW: Get your family together “around the fireside”  and read this together for a better understanding on how each family member can  become an effective “Defender”! Defend the things that are right! Defend family and friends! Defend God’s laws! This is a brightly illustrated book which even teenagers will enjoy! (Mom & Dad, you know you like comic pictures too!) Illustrator, Jay Fontano has done an awesome job of creating, colorful scenees and characters which holds each individual’s interest. The phrases are short and to…

De Dana Dan Book Blast & International $25, Giveaway! (ends 10/26/16)
Children's Books / October 12, 2016

Rockin’ Book Reviews’ is pleased to join  BeachBoundBooks for the Book Blast/Giveaway for the chldren’s picture book written by Subhash Kommuru and illustrated by Sujata Kommuru, De Dana Dan (Hindi Edition). Be sure to enter the Giveaway with the Rafflecopter at the end of this posting.  About the Book Title: De Dana Dan (A Mother’s Love Can C onquer Any Fear) |Author: Subhash Kommuru Illustrator: Sujata Kommuru | Genre: Children’s Multicultural Adventure | Number of Pages: 44 | Publisher: Kommuru Books | Publication Date: July 7, 2015 | Language: Hindi Hindi Book Description: De Dana Dan ek mazedar,gudgudane waalikahani hain. Is kahani mein murge hain, murgiyan hain, auek drusht kouwa hai.Shastriji khushal anandnagar ke mukhiya haiaur unke paas harsamasya ka tod hai. Lekin jab Kalia ki buri nazar Anandnagar par padti hai tab Shastriji ke sabhi paitren unhi par bhari padte hain. To kya Kalia ki sharaten kabhi khatam hongi? Aakhir koun sikhayega Kalia ko sabak? De Dana Dan is baat ka praman hai ki Maa ki Mamta mein kisi bhi asambhav karya kosambhav banane ki shamta hai. This book is written in Hindi script and also in Hindi using English script. English Book Description: Shastriji is a wise old…

The Extremely Epic Viking Tale of Yondersaay Release Day Celebration, Excerpt, Guest Post, with Giveaway! (ends 11/4/16)
Children's Books / October 11, 2016

Hello Readers!  Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for: The Extremely Epic Viking Tale of Yondersaay by Aoife Lennon-Ritche with Giveaway Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post! Happy Book Birthday, Aoife!    The Extremely Epic Viking Tale of Yondersaay by Aoife Lennon-Ritchie Publication Date: October 11, 2016 Publisher: Tantrum Books This winter, siblings Ruairi and Dani Miller visit their ancestral homeland: the legendary Viking island of Yondersaay. Even with Granny Miller’s storytelling to pass the time, the pair manage to find trouble. In less than twenty-four hours of their arrival, Ruairi is mistaken for the lost Boy King of Denmark, kidnapped by Vikings, and scheduled to be sacrificed at sundown. Granny isn’t very pleased. But when everyone except them goes Viking, the three turn to Granny’s epic tales of the legends of Yondersaay, The Gifts of Odin, and King Dudo the Mightily Impressive for clues. But not all stories end happily, and Ruari, Dani, and Granny will have to write their own happy ending. The Princess Bride meets Vikings in this enchanted tale of high adventure, buried treasure, villainous treachery, violent ends, and – of course – true love. Aoife Lennon-Ritchie’s debut middle…

My Unscripted Life by Lauren Morrill Book Blitz Tour and (U.S.)Giveaway! (ends 10/16/16)
Young Adult Books / October 11, 2016

This looks like a fun story! On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Release Celebration for My Unscripted Life By Lauren Morrill Excerpt & Note from the Author I had just moved from Boston to Georgia, didn’t know anyone, and so was spending all my time binging The Vampire Diaries on Netflix. Someone on Twitter pointed out that it was filmed in Georgia, and so I did a little Googling and found out that they were hiring extras! I submitted a photo and my info, and the next day I got a call asking if I wanted to work. I ended up doing several episodes of The Vampire Diaries (Ian Somerhalder talked to me!), and later some episodes of the spinoff show, The Originals. I fell in love with the crazy behind-the-scenes stuff that was happening on set and all the people on the crew who worked to make the magic happen. And so when I was starting to write my fourth novel, I knew I wanted to use a lot of the stuff I’d seen and learned on set. And that’s how Dee wound up working as PA for a movie that comes to film in her small Georgia town. This scene is from the first…

THE MURDERS AT ASTAIRE CASTLE Audiobook Tour, Guest Post, & International Giveaway! (ends 10/28/16)
Adult Books / October 11, 2016

If you have never read Lauren Carr’s books, this is a great time to start! This is so “fitting” for the upcoming Halloween holiday! What better than haunted castles to get into a “spooky” mood? This International  giveaway is for your own audiobook! My gratitude goes out to .. for this Book Tour & Giveaway. Book Description: Never tell Mac Faraday not to do something. Spencer’s police chief, David O’Callaghan, learns this lesson the hard way when he orders Mac Faraday to stay away from the south end of Spencer’s mountaintop – even though he owns the property. It doesn’t take long for Mac to find out what lies on the other side of the stone wall and locked gate, on which hangs a sign warning visitors to Keep Out! Topping the list of the 10 top haunted places in America, Astaire Castle is associated with two suicides, three mysterious disappearances, and four murders since it was built almost a century ago – and Mac Faraday owns it! In spite of David’s warning, Mac can’t resist unlocking the gate to see the castle that supposedly hasn’t seen a living soul since his late mother had ordered it closed up after the double…

The Governess by Kristen McKendry Blog Tour & Giveaway!(ends 10/14/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / October 10, 2016

This author is another very talented one! You are sure to truly enjoy this Historical Romance Drams/Mystery! Her writing is always “clean” quality. My gratitude is given to Covenant Communications for this Book Tour/Giveaway.           The Governess by Kristen McKendry Genre Historical Fiction, Mystery Synopsis via Goodreads: For Kate Porter in 1880s Canada, working as a governess is simply a means to an end, and she aspires to a high-society future that will lift her out of her middle-class existence. When she accepts a new position as tutor to Alonzo Colaco’s children, she sees it as a step in the direction of her dreams. She eagerly envisions a grand house awaiting her…but when her new emp For Kate Porter in 1880s Canada, working as a governess is simply a means to an end, and she aspires to a high-society future that will lift her out of her middle-class existence. When she accepts a new position as tutor to Alonzo Colaco’s children, she sees it as a step in the direction of her dreams. She eagerly envisions a grand house awaiting her…but when her new employer meets her at the train station driving a gaily painted gypsy…

The Blackberry Patch, Review, Interview & Goveaway! (ends 10/20/16)
Children's Books , Uncategorized / October 8, 2016

Welcome to this fun Review/Interview & Giveaway that Gina has generously provided. Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting. (Sorry, only U.S./Can. Residents)…and the Winner is – Cynthia P! The Blackberry Patch by Gina McKnight Genre  Children’s, The Blackberry Patch is an exhilarating, step-by-step journey into the beautiful, lush haven of blackberries! Using all five senses, join author Gina McKnight on a hazardous quest through brambles and swarming varmints to find the ultimate blackberry patch for a delicious, natural treat. Readers of all ages will get lost in The Blackberry Patch. Gina McKnight began writing The Blackberry Patch is an exhilarating, step-by-step journey into the beautiful, lush haven of blackberries! Using all five senses, join author Gina McKnight on a hazardous quest through brambles and swarming varmints to find the ultimate blackberry patch for a delicious, natural treat. Readers of all ages will get lost in The Blackberry Patch. Gina McKnight began writing at an early age, encouraged by her parents, siblings, and teachers. Living near the Appalachian Mountains with her family inspires Gina to help children encounter the beauty of Gods world through outdoor adventure. Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1606963775/ref=x_gr_w_glide_bb?ie=UTF8&tag=x_gr_w_glide_bb-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1606963775&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2 MY REVIEW: Lead a young child…

Cover reveal – Deaths Echo by Rachel M Raithby
Adult Books / October 7, 2016

Release Date: 10th December Pre-Order Date: 10th November Genre: Science/Fantasy Romance Blurb After a brutal war between Humans and Metas an uneasy truce is declared in the Seldova solar system. At the conclusion of the treaty signing, the Complex is created on the lone planet, Lorn. The Complex is a blended community of Humans and Metas, all sent to test the waters of a more peaceful existence between the two races. Living under a domed community can only mean one thing for the Humans and Metas. Chaos. Aqulla Dayshon is a Banshee, she sees death. Feels the last moments of a victims life, senses the echo’s they leave behind. They call for vengeance, and she is helpless to deny their cries, to deny her very nature. Inside the Complex, the rules are very clear; kill and you’re out. Leaving the Complex could be a death sentence for Aqulla, but can she ignore deaths call? Links Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32312965 Series Website : Deaths Echo will be up there soon http://thecomplex.info/ Author Bio Rachel M. Raithby started her writing career in 2013 and hasn’t looked back. She draws her inspiration from the many places she has lived and traveled, as well…

DANCE DIARIES Blog Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 10/22/16)

Do You Enjoy Dancing? This sounds like a couple of really good books to have on hand! Be sure to enter the International Giveaway at the end of this posting! This Book Tour Giveaway is presented by … Dance Diaries: Learning Ballroom Dance: What I Wish I Had Known (Book #1) Book Descriptions: Why didn’t anyone tell me? Ballroom dancing is fun, magical and, most of all, life-changing. When I first started learning ballroom though, I fumbled around awkwardly and sometimes painfully, figuring things out as I went along. Certain things weren’t explained or just never came up in conversation. From what to expect in class to how to find the right teacher or dance partner to how much ballroom really costs, Dance Diaries: Learning Ballroom Dance covers the things that I wish I had known when I first started learning ballroom. This quick read is your cheat sheet to help you get the most out of your ballroom experience. Buy the Book:  BookBaby  ~  Amazon  ~  Barnes & Noble Dance Diaries: Ballroom Budgeting: How I Afford to Dance (Book #2) Book Description: Anyone who tries ballroom dancing quickly learns how expensive it can be. From private lessons to competition…

BOOK BLAST! Loyal: The Prequel To Retaliation by Yasmin Shiraz.
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / October 6, 2016

 WELCOME TO THIS BOOK BLAST! Loyal: The Prequel To Retaliation by Yasmin Shiraz   In the prequel to Retaliation, brother and sister, Khalil and Tashera find themselves on different sides of loyalty. Khalil’s loyalty to his gang threatens the loyalty he should have to his family. This book illustrates the dynamic between a brother and sister and shows their love, challenges and desire to be there for each other. Chapters | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES:     Yasmin Shiraz is the author of The Blueprint for My Girls as well as The Blueprint for My Girls in Love. She is an empowerment speaker and program developer who has delivered programs and keynotes based on her books. She is the author of the ALA’s Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers selection, Retaliation. She has spoken at over 100 colleges nationwide on topics such as empowerment, black history and hip hop culture. She is an award winning film director as her film, Can She Be Saved? won 4 film awards including Best New film. When not writing books, she produces documentaries for her company, Still Eye Rise Films Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads  | Google +  

ITALIAN STREET FOOD Spotlight Tour & Giveaway! (ends 10/29/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / October 6, 2016

I am pleased to be a part of this “Tasty” Blog Tour & Giveaway presented by.. Book Description: Italy’s classic recipes are well known the world over, but few are aware of the dishes that reign on the flourishing Italian street-food scene. Hidden behind the town squares, away from the touristy restaurants, and down back streets are little-known gems offering up some of Italy’s tastiest and best-kept secret dishes that the locals prize. ITALIAN STREET FOOD is not just another Italian cookbook; it delves into truly authentic Italian fare—the kind of secret recipes that are passed down through generations. Learn how to make authentic polpettine, arancini, stuffed cuttlefish, cannolis, and fritters, and perfect your gelato-making skills with original flavors such as lemon and basil or affogato and aperol. With beautiful stories and stunning photography throughout, ITALIAN STREET FOOD delivers an authentic, lesser known take on a much loved cuisine. Buy the Book: Rizzoli  ~  Amazon Author’s Bio: Paola Bacchia is one of Australia’s most popular Italian food bloggers. On her blog, Italy on My Mind, she shares family memories and their connections to food. It won awards for best food blog in 2013 and 2015 from ITALY Magazine. Paola returns…

My Grandfathers Pants Web Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway! (ends 10/20/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / October 6, 2016

Welcome to this tour for Tegon Maus’ My Grandfather’s Pants…and the Winner is -Diane N.! Be sure to enter the International Giveaway at the end of this posting! My Grandfather’s Pants by Tegon Maus Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing (Jan  21, 2014) Category: Contemporary Romance, Humor, Romantic Comedy, Suspense Tour Dates: Oct/Nov, 2016 ASIN:  B00HZH5A7O Available in: ebook,  164 Pages Jack Laskin is an ordinary man. More than ordinary according to some. Running the family hardware store and a life that would bore a snail, nothing exciting ever seems to happen to him. Then, at his mother’s urging, he tries on a pair of his late grandfather’s old pants and everything changes — most importantly his emerging love life. It’s not long before his mother and her meddling friends get involved. When an old friend of his grandfather’s tells Jack he has something she wants, his new-found life takes another turn. Having no idea what he is supposed to have, Jack looks to his girlfriend, Connie, and her brother, Robert, for help. In the end, the answers will all be found in his Grandfather’s Pants. Buy My Grandfather’s Pants by Tegon Maus Amazon Barnes & Noble Kobo Smashwords Praise for My Grandfather’s…

Release Day Celebration: Life in the Danger Zone by Patricia B. Tighe with Giveaway! (ends 10/17/16)
Adult Books , Uncategorized / October 6, 2016

WELCOME! Release Day Celebration: Life in the Danger Zone by Patricia B. Tighe 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! Life in the Danger Zone by Patricia B. Tighe Publication Date:  November 1, 2016 Publisher:  Swoon Romance Sixteen-year- old Rose Mulligan’s plan for the summer cruise with her grandparents is simple—read mysteries in the sunshine and see historical sites. It doesn’t include joining a young people’s tour group or crushing on a boy whose flirting runs hot and cold. And it definitely doesn’t include being accused of theft. Sam Briggs also has a plan for the trip—hang out with his uncle and cousins, and avoid thinking about his stupid parents. But when family members pair-up with strangers, Sam is left wanting to hit something. The only bright spot is shy, constantly blushing Rose, a girl he really needs to avoid. She’s too nice for a meaningless hookup. Then why can’t he stop thinking about her? Determined to clear her name, Rose decides to find out who the real thief is. It quickly becomes clear that everyone has secrets. Dangerous…

Giveaway time! Bugs & Hisses Giveaway Hop! (ends

Another fun Giveaway Hop! Not ALL books have to be “Spooky” to be fun in preparation of Halloween!   I have three great books for one Lucky U.S./Canada WINNER! This Hop presented by: Kids Did It http://thekidsdidit.com & The Mommy Island http://themommyisland.blogspot.com ….and the Winner is -Shannon! The Last Messenger of Zitol by Chelsea Dyreng 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, gold, and human sacrifice, Rishi is forced to decide between betraying her virtue or being sacrificed to the city’s pagan gods. ABOUT THRE AUTOR:   I am the daughter of a fireworks salesman and Miss Malibu. I am married to a Duke professor and together we are raising five God-fearing, book-loving, adventure-seeking kids. I live in North Carolina where I spend my free time writing novels and dreaming about Mexico. https://www.facebook.com/chelsea.dyreng |  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14290289.Chelsea_Dyreng | https://www.amazon.com/Chelsea-Dyreng/e/B0185WBULW/  |  https://twitter.com/dyrengo | https://chelseadyreng.com/2016/10/02/she-that-hath-nose-to-smell/  Die Young with Me: A Memoir by Rob Rufus Hardcover, 400 pages Published September 20th 2016 by Touchstone In the tradition of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl comes the incredibly…

The Brothers Path by Martha Kennedy Book Tour & Giveaway! (ends 10/17/16)
Adult Books , Uncategorized / October 5, 2016

TO MOST, THIS HISTORICAL ACCOUNT WILL BE NEW INFORMATION ON A PERSECUTION AND REFORMATION WHICH IS LITTLE KNOWN. BE SURE TO ENTER THE RAFFLECOPTER AT THE END OF THIS POSTING. Brothers Path by Martha Kennedy: Tour Publisher: Free Magic Show Productions (July  4, 2016) Category: Historical Fiction Tour Dates: Oct/Nov, 2016 ISBN: 978-1535101295 ASIN:  B01HSDYD04 Available in: Print & ebook,  276 Pages    By award winning author, Martha Kennedy. The world-shattering tumult of the Protestant Reformation enters the Schneebeli household when Rudolf Schneebeli is born two months early and dies a few minutes later without being baptized. Named for the well trodden track linking the Schneebeli farmhouse to the old Lunkhofen castle, The Brothers Path is set in a Swiss village near Zürich, between 1524 and 1531. It chronicles the lives of the six Schneebeli brothers, Heinrich, Hannes, Peter, Conrad, Thomann and Andreas. Each brother navigates his own path through, around or directly into the deadly drama of the Protestant reformation. Two hundred years after the events recounted in The Brothers’ Path, thousands of immigrants, mostly Mennonites and Amish, left Switzerland for America looking for safety and freedom they could not find at home. If the novel teaches a “lesson”…

RELEASE DAY BLAST & GIVEAWAY for THIEF OF HEARTS by L.H. Cosway! (ends 10/17/16)
Adult Books , Uncategorized / October 4, 2016

We’re celebrating the release of THIEF OF HEARTS by L.H. Cosway! Check out the  giveaway below! This Blog Blast & Giveaway is presented by…    Title: Thief of Hearts 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 mislead her, he…

Clanless by Jennifer Jenkins Release Day Celebration with Giveaway! (ends 10/21/16)
Adult Books / October 4, 2016

Release Day Celebration: Clanless (Nameless #2) by Jennifer Jenkins with Giveaway!   Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for Clanless (Nameless #2) by Jennifer Jenkins Publication Date: October 4, 2016 Publisher: Month9Books Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post! Happy Book Birthday, Jennifer! Striker Gryphon has lost his position of honor among the Ram, and is now a hunted man. A traitor. Zo, the object of his affection, was murdered by members of his former clan. To honor her memory, he journeys to the highly secretive Raven “Nest” to warn strangers of their impending demise—though it could cost him more than just his pride. He doesn’t know that Zo is very much alive and in another part of the region assisting Nameless refugees over a mountain swarming with wild men known as “Clanless.” As each struggle to make sense of what their lives have become, they fight and claw to reach the Allied Camp, their last hope in bringing peace to the region. But the road back to one another is treacherous and uncertain. And freedom will come with a price. Google Play | BAM | Chapters | Indies | Amazon | B&N |…

HARDCOVER RELEASE BLITZ & Giveaway (U.S.): The Requiem Red by Brynn Chapman (YA Urban Fantasy)! (ends 10/7/16)
Young Adult Books / October 3, 2016

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. We’re celebrating the hardcover release of The Requiem Red By Brynn Chapman Historically, no matter the area, when an unexplainable phenomenon occurred, people were either jailed, incarcerated, accused of witchcraft or hung. No burning of witches, at least not in Salem. That was Europe’s deal, lol. So….Jane is brilliant, misunderstood and incomprehensibly lonely. Until a new orderly arrives…to change her life forever. Please, walk alongside her…down frozen corridors, and through horrible treatments–flee from the Soothing Hills Monster, and root for her to win. Win the orderly’s heart, win back her mind, and her freedom. Chapter One 1894, SOOTHING HILLS SANATORIUM PHILADELPHIA, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA “Jane! Jane, where are you? There has been an accident!” Nurse Sally’s tremulous voice echoes down the sanatorium’s hallway, ricocheting off the walls like mad bats in flight. I close my eyes, press my lips tight, and keep silent. “Patient Twenty-Nine!” I flinch at the use of my patient number and slide from the hidden window seat, snapping my book closed to bound down the corridor. The nurse’s cry came from the direction of my room. “Twenty-niiiine … ” a male, sing-song voice calls out through the bars. I swerve and…

For Sale By Owner Blog Tour & International $25. GC Giveaway! (ends 10/7/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / October 3, 2016

This is a very pleasant, well-written “Clean Romance”! Be sure to enter in the Rafflecopter Giveaway at the end of this posting! This Book Tour Giveaway is presented by Covenant Communications   For Sale by Owner by Marlene Bateman Synopsis:  McKenzie Forsberg is headed home for Christmas. After a messy divorce and some unwelcome attention at work, Kenzie quits her job in Chicago and decides to go back to her roots. She arrives in Lake Forest, Illinois, hoping to buy her childhood home from her brother, Tim, as a way of revisiting the peace and security she’s been missing in her life. But she is shocked to discover that the house has recently sold, and Tim won’t budge from the sale—not even for his sister. Handsome widower Jared Phillips catches Kenzie’s eye until she realizes that he’s the one who bought her house, but he can only close the deal if he sells his own house by Christmas Eve. Jared takes an interest in Kenzie, but he gets second thoughts when it seems that Kenzie may be sabotaging the sale of his home, turning away potential buyers. A slippery series of animosity and distrust ensues, with both Jared and Kenzie…

TOUCH ME by Skye Malone! Malone Book Blast & International Giveaway!
Adult Books / October 3, 2016

For an adventurous, eerie New Adult series, this is it! Skye Malone! Malone has combined her New Adult Paranormal Romance novella series into one full length novel Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the bottom of this posting! Title: Touch Me Author: Skye Malone  Series: Book One of the Demon Guardians Series Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance Publisher: Wildflower Isle Publication Date: September 16, 2016 Cover Artist: Karri Klawiter Demons are real. And now I’m one of them.   I never expected my boring, regular life to change on a night out with my best friend. I only thought I was going to celebrate her birthday at a local club, not end up in a hospital after witnessing supernatural events that couldn’t possibly be real.   Talk about being wrong.   Now I’ve drawn the attention of the most dangerous forces in the demon world. I’m being stalked by a guy who can be in multiple places at once. I’m overwhelmed by a hunger I can’t shake—an impossible hunger that compels me to feed off the sexual energy of others, even if it might make me kill somebody. I’m losing control and entering a secret world that exists in…

Pre-Order Blitz Thief of Hearts by L.H. Cosway!
Adult Books , Uncategorized / October 1, 2016

This looks like another “good girl” “bad boy” novel!  Be among the first to read this anticipated tale by Pre-order!           L.H. Cosway lives in Dublin, Ireland. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books. She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LHCosway Twitter: https://twitter.com/LHCosway Mailing List: http://www.lhcoswayauthor.com/p/maili… Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/lhcosway13/ Website: www.lhcoswayauthor.com

Ancient Earth Journal: The Late Jurassic Book Tour & Giveaway + Guest Post! (ends 10/16/16)
Children's Books / October 1, 2016

More Dinosaurs! These are beautiful books! We have recently run one spotlight/review/giveaway of Prehistoric Masters of Literature, now we are running a couple of Review/Giveaways for two non-fiction Prehistoric hardbound Books!! The first is The Late Jurassic with a Guest post by the author, Juan Carlos Alonso! Visit often, because soon the Review/Giveaway for the other one will be here! …and the Winner is – Amy H.! This Book Tour/Giveaway is presented by Quarto Knows Publishing The Ancient Earth Journals by Juan Carlos Alonso and Gregory S. Paul illustrated by Juan Carlos Alonso Format: Hardcover Book , 112 Pages ISBN: 9781633221086 Illustrations: 250 color photos Published: Sep. 1, 2016 Age Range: 8-12 years Accolad for Ancient Earth Journal: The Late Jurassic (9781633221086 HC, September 2016) “The Late Jurassic was a time when dinosaurs were at their peak weirdness, and it looks like you’ve done a great job of covering their vast diversity. The detailed anatomical close-ups really help drive home the link between form and function. Kudos on another awesome contribution!”—Jordan Mallon, Ph.D., Research scientist, Paleobiology, Canadian Museum of Nature “Beautifully detailed and realistically colored line illustrations gave me a vivid feel for what the creatures of the Jurassic world…