Unexpected: Short Stories from Around the World Book Blast & Giveaway!(ends 12/3/16)
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / November 30, 2016

Welcome to this Book Tour &Giveaway for Unexpected: Short Stories from Around the World by P. F Citizen One! Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting. Book Details Genre: Anthology, Short Stories Published by: BookBaby Publication Date: October 7th 2016 Number of Pages: 23 ISBN: 1483577856 (ISBN13: 9781483577852) Unexpected is a collection of true life short stories inspired by the author’s travels around the world and the people he has met. The book features seven thought-provoking, humorous and engaging stories that end with the most unlikely twist. In one of the stories, The Wedding Contract, the author tells the story of a man who was forced to sign a pre-nuptial agreement simply because his wife was wealthy and he was considered poor. As time went on, fortunes changed and the man became far wealthier than his wife. His wife and friends dreaded the worst from him because of his new financial position but what he did next was shocking. Purchase Links:   Amazon 🔗 Barnes & Noble 🔗 Goodreads 🔗 Excerpt: Julie’s parents were concerned. Julie was a single child from a pretty wealthy family with many properties and stores. So, her parents, her family, and her…

The Lafayette Sword by Eric Giacometti, Jacques Ravenne, Anne Trager Book Tour, Spotlight & Giveaway! (ends 12/4/16)
Adult Books / November 30, 2016

Welcome and thank you for joining us in this Book Tour & Giveaway presented by The Lafayette Sword (Series: Antoine Marcas Freemason Thrillers ) by Eric Giacometti, Jacques Ravenne, Anne Trager Book Details: Genre: Thriller Published by: Le French Book Publication Date: August 15, 2015 Number of Pages: 266 ISBN: 1943998043 (ISBN13: 9781943998043) Synopsis: Gold. Obsession. Secrets. Following the murder of a Freemason brother, Antoine Marcas uncovers unsettling truths about gold and its power to fascinate and corrupt. A priceless sword is stolen and deaths ensue setting the Freemason detective on a case of Masons turned bad. A clue points to mysteries and conspiracy about elusive pure gold, launching a frantic, deadly race between two symbolic places—the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. A captivating plot weaves alchemy and the Middle Ages into a modern-day thriller. Part of an internationally best-selling series that has sold 2 million copies worldwide, with “vivid characters, an evocative international setting and history darker than midnight.” For readers who love ancient myths, secret societies, chilling narrative and modern speed. Purchase your copy of The Lafayette Sword on Amazon     🔗, Barnes & Noble     🔗, Apple iTunes     🔗, and Add it to your…

Killer in the Band Book Review Tour & International Giveaway!
Adult Books / November 30, 2016

You have enjoyed the promotion, now be sure to read my review and enter the Giveaway! My Review: With Lauren Carr’s usual knack for mixing mystery, suspenseful and danger with a touch of romance and humor, she has successfully added one more touching element to her writing…Read it to discover what that element is. The Joshua Thornton family once again comes together when serious conditions develops in J.J.’so life. Some new characters are added to make this another suspenseful, captivating tale saga of the Thorntons…You may need your tissue box handy for this tale. The characters are all so unique yet real. The story draws the reader into it as the drama, action, and mystery unfolds.Three Title is fitting but 5he Book Cover would not entice the “browser” to choose this book. Still, despite the Covers lack of appeal, this novel It still  earns a Five Stars rating . I received this book as a gift from the author. Book Trailer: GIVEAWAY:  Prizes: Win a Fire Tablet, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB (Open internationally) Winner will be person to use #LoversInCrime most often) a Rafflecopter giveaway

This OR That Hop! Each site has $25. GC OR $100. retail minimum ! (ends12/14/16)

This is HUGE! 84 blog sites are providing a $25. Gift Card OR Prizes worth a Minimum of a $100. Retail Value to offer ONE  WINNER ON EACH SITE! I want to thank the owners of the following blog sites for providing this Giveaway opportunity. The Kids Did It http://thekidsdidit.com & The Mommy Island http://themommyisland.blogspot.com WOW! I WORK WITH SOME AWESOME AUTHORS, PUBLICISTS AND PUBLISHERS WHO ARE SO GENEROUS IN SUPPORTING THESE GIVEAWAYS! Here is over $105. worth of Books FREE to ONE LUCKY U.S./CAN. WINNER! These first two books are children’s books provided by Quarto Publishing. Illuminature by Rachel Williams, Illustrator: Carnovsky Discover 180 Animals with your Magic Three Color Lens Format: Hardcover Book , 64 Pages ISBN: 9781847808875    $30.value Published: Oct. 4, 2016 Age Range: 8-11 years Publisher: Wide-Eyed Editions      Discription: Explore ten of the world’s most diverse environments and reveal their hidden secrets with a magic, three-colored lens that illuminates each page in a kaleidoscope of color. Discover the dark and mysterious creatures of the night, whose super-sensory powers allow them to live and survive in the shadows, then switch the lens to step into daylight, where the heat of the sun supercharges the secret lives of…

Bloodmark Series! My Review for Bloodrealm & Bloodmoon+Giveaway! (ends 12/17/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / November 29, 2016

  Welcome to my review of the final two Bloodmark series book! All of you U.S. residents, be sure you have entered the Fantastic Giveaway before leaving this posting! Well. I really messed up  this month (partially due to health issues and corrupted computers.), and failed to post my review last week of Bloodrealms! ( I thought I had! -Those dratted Senior Moments!) Remember Bloodmark & my Review in the beginning of the month? 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…

THE BELGRAVE LEGACY Review!
Young Adult Books / November 29, 2016

Vickie gives this a Four and a Half Stars Review! BOOK DETAILS: The Belgrave Legacy by Zara Hoffman Publication date: October 31st 2016 Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult Blurb: An Ancient Prophecy. A Reluctant Heroine. A Snarky Angel. A Big Mess. Fawn Belgrave didn’t believe in magic, but she learns her powers are the coveted prize in a bet between God and the Devil, placing her and those she loves in danger. She must navigate a dangerous world of love, lies, and sacrifice—starting when she meets Caleb, the dark angel assigned to romance and seduce her. Can she accept her destiny as the world’s savior before it’s too late? The Belgrave Legacy is an upper-young adult paranormal romance novel with a feminist twist. Filled with magic, witches, angels, demons, God, and Lucifer, this “coming of age” story will keep you turning the pages until the very end. Belgrave Legacy This was a fun Story to read.  It was easy to get into the story and to follow the story line. I liked the characters and could feel their emotions. It flowed well from chapter to chapter and was easy to follow. It seemed to me to drag a bit here and there…

Blog Tour/International Giveaway for The Gardenia Curse by C.M. Savage! (HURRY! ends 11/28/16)
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / November 28, 2016

Rockin’ Book Reviews is pleased to be a part of this Blog Tour/Giveaway for the middle grade fantasy The Gardenia Curse by C.M. Savage, presented by BeachBoundbooks . The tour will run November 7 – November 28, 2016. About the Book Title: The Gardenia Curse | Author: C.M. Savage | Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy | Number of Pages: 158 | Release Date: October 26, 2015 Book Description: Thirteen-year-old Eva Thomas finds herself in a life threatening mystery when her dreams become real. Night after night, she is transported to Dreamland, where an evil being, the Shadow, wants her dead. Can Eva save herself and her dreams before it’s too late? Exhausted from troubled sleep, Eva stumbles through her days in a  new town where her grandmother is known as an eccentric and in a new school where a bully has  decided Eva needs to be put in her place. Eva is left feeling alone and uncertain until she meets Alice, a quirky classmate with non-stop questions about Eva’s family. Is Alice a friend or is she after something more? In Dreamland, Eva is constantly on the run from the Shadow, even after she meets Herman, her dream-guide. Will Herman be…

Evertaster: The Delicious City Blog Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 12/12/16)
Children's Books / November 28, 2016

For a different Holiday story Twist, your youth may enjoy this! (Be sure to enter the Internatinal Giveaway at the end of this posting.) Evertaster: The Delicious City by Adam Glendon Sidwell Ever since he took a bite of a legendary dessert last summer, twelve-year-old Guster Johnsonville has never been the same. In fact, when a strange little man dressed as a conquistador comes clattering into the barn at the back of the Johnsonville farmhouse one afternoon, he forces Guster to face the truth: Guster is now the most delicious thing in the whole world, and a terrible monster is coming to eat him. The monster is one of the Yummies—a pack of horrible, ferocious creatures with an appetite for sweets. What other choice do Guster, Zeke, and Mariah have than to run away from home to escape the mysterious beast? On the run in a far corner of the world, Guster and his siblings discover a secret settlement known as the Delicious City. Now, with the Yummies hot on their trail and the Delicious City’s Mayor determined to feed Guster to the beasts, Guster must embrace his talents as an Evertaster if he’s going to save the city from collapsing and…

FALLING FOR THE STARS Spotlight, Guest Post and Giveaway Tour ! (ends 12/17/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / November 28, 2016

There is fantastic drawings for More than One Lucky U.S. Winner! Be sure to enter by completing the Rafflecopteer at the end of this posting.   I thankfor presenting this Book Tour/Giveaway opportunity. BOOK DESCRIPTION: AMAZON #1 BESTSELLER! This Behind-the-Scenes Tell-All About Doubling for Celebrity Superstars Also Reveals the Compelling Life Story of an Insecure Hollywood Arrival Who Rises to the Top of Her Field, But Pays a Hefty Price. Addiction/Chauvinism   Big Egos collide with the surprising kindness of superstars. Discover the magic and the tragic stories of many great films & TV shows through the eyes of a stuntwoman. Dalton reveals what it took to hang over cliffs, get hit by a moving car, drop from five stories up, dodge an avenue full of speeding cars–and to ignore the Universe’s more gentle prompts that it was time to quit and follow her passion into acting full-time or teaching acting. The resulting career-ending spinal injury has a story of its own, how she researched medical and alternative paths that form the heart of what she shares with the world today. “What stands out in this book is the indomitable spirit the author has, despite the extraordinary price she paid for…

Awaken by Skye Malone – Review by LAWonder10!
Uncategorized / November 26, 2016

This is a YA fantasy/paranormal series you will not want to miss! ~ Book One of the Awakened Fate Series ~ Series: Awakened Fate #1 Paperback, 248 pages Published May 29th 2014 by Wildflower Isle More Details… Original Title Awaken ISBN 1940617081 (ISBN13: 9781940617084) Edition Language English Running away from home was never Chloe Kowalski’s plan. Neither was ending up the target of killers, or having her body change in unusual ways. She only wanted a vacation, someplace far from her crazy parents and their irrational fear of water. She only wanted to do something normal for once, and maybe get to know her best friend’s hot stepbrother a bit better at the same time. But the first day she goes out on the ocean, strange things start to happen. Dangerous things that should be impossible. Things to which ‘normal’ doesn’t even begin to apply. Now madmen are hunting her. A mysterious guy with glowing blue eyes is following her. And her best friend’s stepbrother seems to be hiding secrets all his own. It was supposed to be a vacation. It’s turning out to be a whole lot more. My Review: Chloe’s overly strict parents had finally gone too far!…

~To Suit a Suitor Book Tour & Review~
Uncategorized / November 25, 2016

     Thank you Cedar Fort    for presenting this Book Tour!   About the book: Much to her mother’s annoyance, Julia North can’t catch a husband. Nearing the end of her third London season, Julia is jilted. Again! Constantly wondering what it is about her that drives the gentlemen away, Julia leaves London to visit a distant cousin for a couple of months. She is hoping to forget about husband hunting for a time, but she inadvertently finds herself in competition for Henry Chamberlain, the most desirable gentleman in Somersetshire. Marriage wouldn’t seem so detestable if she could marry him. But every young lady has the same dream of capturing his attention, so Julia knows she doesn’t have a chance. What she doesn’t know is that her desire to avoid Henry’s attention is the very thing that has caught it, but it’ll take some effort on Henry’s part to convince Julia of that.   MY REVIEW:      About the author: Paula Kremser focused on a career in science for a few years after graduating from Brigham Young University. Several years later when she moved with her young family to England, Paula seized the opportunity to focus on her love of…

The Surrendered by Case Maynard Book Blast & International Giveaway! (ends 12/9/16)
Uncategorized / November 25, 2016

Welcome to the Book Blast for The Surrendered by Case Maynard Hello readers! Are you looking for your next read? Well, let us help make things easier for you! presented by Blaze Publishing! Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post! Looking for more books to read? Read on and find a book that’s waiting for you to devour! The Surrendered by Case Maynard Publication Date:  September 20, 2016 Publisher:  Blaze Publishing 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…

HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL MY U.S. FRIENDS!
Adult Books , Children's Books / November 24, 2016

I’d BE REMISS NOT TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY ON A SPECIAL DAY SET TO HONOR MY BLESSINGS. First and foremost in my heart is my God – Eternal Father and my Savior, Jesus Christ.   Second, I am so grateful for my wonderful husband who I feel so empty when he is not near, my  wonderful sons and grandsons who many are my heroes, & my angel daughters and granddaughters. (in-laws is not a term in our family). Third, I am grateful for each of my blog staff who work very hard – spending many hours – to assist me. Finally, I am so grateful for close friends and all of you who have become my friends. Words cannot express how much your patient support – and sometimes forgiveness – means to me. This includes the wonderful hosts, publishers/publicists and authors! Many I have come to feel I truly know.    Whether you live in the U.S or abroad, I love and  appreciate you all. I believe within all my being that we are all spiritual brothers and sisters. I hope to get to know you individually through the contact we share within my blog and medias. I seldom sit at…

Blog tour: ‘Love and Fat-free Cheese’ Spotlight!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / November 24, 2016

What a fun, uplifting book! I will be posting my review in a couple of weeks! Thank you for presenting this Book Tour.     About the book: Fat-free cheese is okay—unless you’ve tasted real cheese. Juliet Easton learns this about love too as she uncovers who truly loves her, and who is using her to get to the secret she knows about the disappearance of her sister’s fiance and the pharmaceutical conspiracy he plans to reveal. Can she protect her loved ones’ lives and her heart? You’ll be hooked from Asiago to Zamorano cheese in this suspenseful and hilarious romantic thriller.   ABOUT THE AUTHOR per her website: Crissy Sharp is an author, runner, and sports enthusiast. She has a special knack for avoiding cooking and cleaning so she can focus on her true love: writing. She is in awe of people who can do a one-legged king pigeon without pulling something and detests everything about fat-free cheese. Though she’ll always be a Montana girl at heart, she also loves Tennessee, where she currently lives with her husband and three children. http://www.crissydsharp.com/| https://twitter.com/@crissydsharp| http://www.crissydsharp.com/www.facebook.com/crissydsharp |  

WESTOBOU GOLD Spotlight Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 12/3/16)
Adult Books / November 24, 2016

This will appeal to many who enjoys “old Southern” sentiment. It is strictly an adult novel. I give Gratitude to the outstanding for presenting this Spotlight Tour & Giveaway. Book Details: Book Title: Westobou Gold (Moccasin Trace Mystery Series Book 2) Author: Hawk MacKinney Category:  Adult fiction, 224  pages Genre:  Mystery/Suspense Publisher:  Sage Words Publishing Release date:  Oct 9, 2016 Tour dates:  Nov 14 to 25, 2016 Content Rating:  R (Graphic murder and sex scenes throughout the book.) Book Description: The Indian Queen would risk torture and worse to keep her secrets from these barbarians in suits of metal and their search for cities of gold. They never found the gold. Empires rose; empires fell, the centuries passed. Legend became fireside myths, but no treasure was ever found. Yet, among the grey-green drapes of wisteria and wild jasmine along the misty shrouded lowlands of bayous and marshes of the Westo River, the folktales persist. In the lazed creep of a near-tropical dawn lit the pungent Turkish coffee permeates Moccasin Hollow. Beyond the kitchen door Lucky, Craige Ingram’s German shepherd gnaws a favorite bone. Looted burial mounds seem a world away until plundered mounds on Moccasin Hollow land brings amateur archaeologist PI Craige…

DAVID TRAVELS TO THE PAST Blog Tour & Giveaway! (ends 12/10/16)

This will attract many Middle Grade Young Adults and older elementary aged children. It is s fun way to get them to read! My gratitude to iReads Book Toursfor presenting this Book Tour and Giveaway! David Travels to the Past {by Gonzalo Martinez De Antonana}, M Mosquera (Illustrations), David is a young and restless apprentice painter who wants to know everything about painting. His intelligent teacher, the Master Messina, invents a way of transporting David through time to the prehistory. They go there looking for the origins of art, but once they are there nothing will be as they thought. In a second adventure they travel towards the unknown art of Mesopotamia. This time they won’t go alone. The sympathetic and intelligent Angela will travel to the past with them bringing her particular point of view. Buy the Book: USA: Amazon  ~  Kindle ~  Barnes & Noble |UK: Amazon  ~ Kindle Australia: Fishpond  ~  Booktopia ~ Kindle My Review: David felt it was a waste of time trying to draw animals until his instructor went on a tri back in ancient history with him. The celebratory traditions and manor of painting on rocks which were performed gave Dave a whole new perspective…

Release Day Celebration:  The Breakup Support Group by Cheyanne Young with Giveaway!(ends 12/2/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / November 23, 2016

Welcome everyone to this Release Day Celebration:  The Breakup Support Group by Cheyanne Young with an International Giveaway at the end of this posting! presented by Swoon Romance! Don’t miss out on this new release! Happy Book Birthday, Cheyanne! 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 over the…

It’s HERE! $250 Holiday Cash Event Starts 11/23 – 12/21!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / November 23, 2016

  Happy Thanksgiving! This year flew by and before you know it we’ll be celebrating the New Year. I’m sure you could use a little extra holiday cash! You’re in luck. We’re bringing you a  Shopping Spree Cash giveaway where you have the option of choosing between $250 PayPal Cash OR an Amazon E-Gift Card! JUST ENTER BY COMPLETING THE RAFFLCOPTER AT THE END OF THIS POSTING! I’M WISHING EACH OF YOU THE BEST OF LUCK IN WINNING!This event was organized by The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island and sponsored by the awesome bloggers, authors, and Etsy shop owners listed below! Give some love to the Holiday Shopping Spree Sponsors and follow them on social media: The Kids Did It The Mommy Island Zombie Parenting Christy’s Cozy Corners Luv Saving Money Savings in Seconds Rockin’ Book Reviews Dorky’s Deals Imperfect Women Krazy Kat Freebies Miki’s Hope Book Room Reviews Families That Stick Laughing Vixen Lounge FROG Reviews and Ramblings This Mamas Life Literary Winner Mom ‘N Daughter Savings Kindle and Me Simply Shonna’s BHDD Mom Does Reviews Mommy & Love The Parenting Patch Giveaway Lovers PaulaMS’ Giveaways, Reviews, & Freebies Lenore Harper Home Jobs by MOM Coupons and…

Shadow Fall by Audrey Grey Blitz & GIVEAWAY TOUR! (ends 11/26/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / November 22, 2016

WELCOME TO THIS EXCITING SCI-FI BOOK BLITZ TOUR & GIVEAWAY! Shadow Fall by Audrey Grey (Shadow Fall, #1) Published by: Blaze Publishing Publication date: November 22nd 2016 Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult The asteroid hurtling toward the earth will kill billions. The Emperor and his Gold Court will be safe in their space station, watching from the stars. The Silvers will be protected underground. But the Bronzes must fight it out at the Shadow Trials for the few remaining spots left on the space station. When an enigmatic benefactor hands Maia Graystone a spot in the Trials, she won’t just get a chance at salvation for her and her baby brother, Max: She gets to confront the mother who abandoned her in prison, the mad Emperor who murdered her father, and the Gold prince who once loved her. But it’s the dark bastard prince she’s partnered with that will make her question everything, including her own heart. With the asteroid racing closer every day, Maia must trust someone to survive. The question is who? Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / iBooks You can get your copy now for the special release price of 99 cents, and…

The Christmas Groom by Taylor Hart + A Fantastic Giveaway!(ends 11/28/16)
Uncategorized , Young Adult Books / November 22, 2016

I’m thrilled to announce three fabulous clean romance books being released this week, just in time for the holidays. Although Taylor Hart is a new name to me, Cami Checketts is not! Cami adds suspense and intrigue with a touch of romance to all of her novels! She is an outstanding author! Be sure to enter the amazing $75 prize money and a gift basket from Suite 716 Giveaway by completing the Rafflecopter at the end of this posting. Happy reading!  When Everly Watson goes on a Hawaiian holiday, she never expects to fall head-over-heels for movie star Christian Ross. But her life is fraught with betrayal and deceit. Will Everly find the courage to love again? Or will her complicated past lead to her undoing? Buy Love on the Rebound here.  Hyde Metcalf, wide receiver for the Denver Storm, needs a fabulous personal trainer to help him recover from pneumonia. He is more than intrigued by the beautiful Lily Udy, who seems to idolize him … until the media and his competition get involved.   Buy Pass Interference here. When billionaire, Nathan Sterling, decides to spend a relaxing week before Christmas in Park City, he never imagined he’d meet a hot ex-Olympian…

THE PERFECT TEAR Media Kit and Blog Tour & Giveaway! (ends 12/3/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / November 22, 2016

I love a Good Fairy Tale! This is a fantasy written by Connie Lansberg. Be sure to read the review, watch the trailer and enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting. My thanks goes to the author and iReads Book Tours  for providing this Tour and giveaway.   Book Description: Eleanor, a timid orphan, has no clue to her real purpose, but she also has no desire to become a subservient old maid, like the miserable nuns she is forced to with. Eleanor believes Edward, whom she loves, will save her from being forced to take vows. She knows Mother Superior has no intention of letting her leave–her songs are the only thing keeping the grey mist at bay. Her devastation is complete when she discovers Edward is a prince and heir to the throne, but it is the impetus she needs to leave the safety of the abbey and go in search of her long lost father. She doesn’t get far before discovering her true destiny. With only her instincts to protect her, she must match wits with a powerful being intent on the destruction of her world. If she does not find The Perfect Tear and…

Love’s Broken Road Book Tour & Giveaway! (Hurry! Ends 11/24/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / November 21, 2016

This is another great writer I can attest to! Her books are clean and inspiring! After surviving an abusive marriage, Victoria Newel needs a clean slate for herself and her son. Taking a job as a math teacher, she moves across the country to the small town of Lincoln, Utah, where no one knows her and she can start over. However, her new colleague, Drew Dalton, offers her friendship and maybe something more. But has her heart healed enough that she could trust again? Drew Dalton lost his wife to cancer years ago and he locked his heart away, throwing himself into his teaching job. But when Victoria Newel starts working at the high school, she awakens something in him that he never thought he’d feel again. Her gentle nature and quiet strength draws him to her, but it’s obvious she’s hiding something in her past from him. Can he open his heart to a woman who harbors so many secrets of her own? VICKIE”S REVIEW: Such a good story.  I really like how the lives were similar and yet so different.  The characters were all well-developed and I could feel their emotions very strongly.  It made me feel like…

Loreena’s Gift Book Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 11/26/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / November 21, 2016

This borders a Suspense/Drama and a Psychological Thriller! Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway at the end of this posting. My thanks to for providing this Book Tour & Giveaway! Book Description:  A BLIND GIRL’S TERRIFYING “GIFT” ALLOWS HER TO REGAIN HER EYESIGHT–BUT ONLY AS SHE FERRIES THE RECENTLY DECEASED INTO THE AFTERLIFE.   Loreena Picket thinks she knows herself. A blind young woman who lives with her uncle, a reverend at a small-town church, she’s a dutiful niece and talented pianist for the congregation.   But they’re both hiding a terrible secret. Loreena can kill people with the touch of her hand.   While her uncle sees her as an angel of mercy, helping usher the terminally ill members of his flock into the afterlife, Loreena has her doubts.   Torn between doing her uncle’s bidding and the allure of the fleeting moments when her eyesight returns on the journey to the other side, Loreena cooperates with her uncle until her troubled older brother returns to town. When she reveals her power by saving him from a local drug dealer, she is drawn into a sinister and dangerous world that will test the true nature of her talent…

A Harmless Little Ruse Blitz & International Giveaway! (ends11/23/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / November 19, 2016

A Harmless Little Ruse Meli Raine (Harmless #2) Publication date: November 18th 2016 Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Political Thriller She has no idea what she’s doing. Loose cannons never hit their targets. And they take out plenty of collateral damage. Four years ago Lindsay experienced the unspeakable right before me, and I couldn’t stop them. But that’s all changed now. When her father, Senator Bosworth, contacted me to ask — demand — that I protect her, it was a second chance. A shot at redemption. An opportunity to right an unspeakable wrong. Controlling Lindsay as she seeks her revenge on the monsters who hurt her won’t be hard. Containing my own out-of-control feelings for Lindsay and keeping up this ruse of cold-blooded distance will be. Even harder than admitting to her what really happened that night four years ago. It turns out I don’t have to, though. Someone else did it for me. And I’ll make sure they regret it. * * * A Harmless Little Ruse is the second in this political thriller/romantic suspense trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine. This series includes: A Harmless Little Game (Now available) A Harmless Little Plan (release date December 13,…

Boots and Bedlam Grand Finale & International Giveaway! (ends 11/21/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / November 19, 2016

Join us for this Book Tour Grand Finale for Boots and Bedlam By Ashley Farley On Tour with Prism Book Tours. We hope you enjoyed some holiday cheer, spending time with a close family, and a little chaos thrown in. If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out… Launch – Author Interview What do you hope readers take with them after they’ve read it? BOOTS AND BEDLAM is a little more light-hearted than the previous two in the series. Although not totally. I had to throw in plenty of family drama to keep you reading. More than anything, I’d like for my readers to finish the last chapter with a warm feeling, a feeling like they can accomplish anything for the sake of family. I hope you’ll watch my book trailer. It really captures the tone of the novel. Christy’s Cozy Corners – Excerpt He wrapped his arms around her from behind. “More fireplaces means better snuggling for us.” Falling Leaves – Excerpt Sam cleared her throat. “I’d like to meet this Sophia before you start planning the wedding.” She knew three things about Jamie’s girlfriend. Sophia Rainey was a beautiful redhead from California who made her sorority her priority. Jamie…

My Father’s House Book Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 11/26/16)
Adult Books / November 18, 2016

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. My Father’s House by Rose Chandler Johnson Inspirational Romantic Suspense Paperback & ebook, 314 pages March 13th 2016 Growing up, life is idyllic for Lily Rose Cates due to her one constant – her father’s love. But in her sixteenth summer, all that changes without warning with her father’s sudden death. There begins Lily’s struggle to find herself and a life she thinks is gone forever. Marriage to her prince charming promises fulfillment, but their happily-ever-after barely survives the honeymoon. Beneath the sophisticated façade lies a brooding man who hides dark secrets. When all Lily’s illusions of happiness shatter, she must make hard choices – abandon her husband or risk losing much more than her marriage. She flees their home in Detroit and sets out on a fearful journey to a house in Georgia that her husband knows nothing about. In spite of heartbreak and regrets, will she find the strength to survive whatever comes? Or will her husband find her and shatter all her hopes . . . again. This is one woman’s compelling tale of love and survival as she finds her way back home to faith and who she’s meant to be…

“No Peace With the Dawn” blog Tour & Review by LAWonder10!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / November 18, 2016

Welcome to this Book tour of the poignant tale of …       My thanks to  for presenting this Book Tour. Paperback, 304 pages Published November 1st 2016 by Bonneville ISBN 146211900X (ISBN13:781462119004 About the book: In 1917, the Great War seems far from Logan, Utah. But soon it will change the lives of suffragette and mechanic Clara, Swiss-German immigrant and LDS convert Trudi, Marine Corps volunteer Reed, and Shoshone seeking U.S. citizenship Joseph. This novel weaves real events with compelling fictional characters into a sweeping tale of war, romance, self-discovery, and sacrifice. My Review: Reed and his buddies had began attending the agricultural college. Reed was fun-loving, Bert was also adventurous but a devoted “farm boy”, Joseph -a little older Native American, and Alonzo  a “city boy” against the war raging throughout Europe. The other students were Clara, Alonzo’s free-spirited, determined, obstinate sister, and her more refined friend and Swiss immigrant, Trudi. The war had a different impact on the various population in America. Wilson was elected on the prefaces’ that he would keep America out of the war. However, after repeated attacks on innocent cruise lines by “the enemy” Wilson declared war on Germany as well. Trudi was…

SCREW YOU! Startup Business Tips, Spotlight Tour & Giveaway! (ends 12/3/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / November 16, 2016

This is a very enlightening book! This is sure to aid an individual whether looking for a job or not! I give my appreciation to  for presenting this Book Tour & Giveaway! Book Description: How many times in your life have you been dissuaded from following your entrepreneurial dreams due to either fear of failure (be that fear from yourself or others) or doubt due to the unknown? Startup business infrastructure specialist Tim Carthon’s new book, SCREW YOU! Startup Business Tips to Destroy Doubt, Especially Inside You (Tips 1-20); the first in his new 5-part business tips book series, gives you streamlined, powerful tips for pivotal decision points that can make all the difference in your business and its startup outcomes. SCREW YOU! is the quintessential ‘Break glass in case of a fear and doubt emergency’ business tips book for aspiring entrepreneurs; bringing energy to your warrior and light to the unknown so that you can tell fear and doubt “SCREW YOU!” and never let either of them rule your lives again. Buy the book:   ScrewYouBook.com   Book Trailer: Author’s Bio: Known as ‘The Fiery Truth-Teller,’ Tim Carthon is a long time at-risk youth advocate, keynote teacher, author, and educator, and…

Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop Is Here! (ends 11/30/16)

Don’t you just LOVE this time of year?!? It is a special time of GIVING and for the next few weeks, there will be a lot of GIVEAWAYS! This HOP is presented by: The Kids Did It http://thekidsdidit.com & The Mommy Island http://themommyisland.blogspot.com I have three terrific Books for Giveaway! (Sorry, this one is for U.S./Can. residents only) The First book is for the use of Adults, Youth, Children alike! Entertain your family, class or just yourself by making these Origami patterns up! BIBLE ORGAMI by TODD HUISKEN Keep your children’s hands busy during church services with Bible Origami. Instead of folding the service programs into paper airplanes, they can fold Noah’s ark, an oil lamp, or Joseph’s coat! As you develop the unique skill of creating these simple-to-intermediate origami designs, you will find opportunities to use them with all ages for lessons, activities, crafting, and everyday fun! BUY Links: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&text=Todd+Huisken&search-alias=books&fieldauthor=Todd+Huisken&sort=relevancerank https://deseretbook.com/p/mormon-origami-todd-huisken-90368?variant_id=5483-paperback ABOUT the AUTHOR per his website: Todd Huisken, MFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Irvine, California.  He received his Undergraduate degree in Psychology from BrighamYoungUniversity and his Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from The University of San Diego. Todd has worked as the Senior…

The Boyfriend Whisperer by Linda Budzisnki Release Day Celebration & Giveaway! (ends 11/25/16)
Uncategorized / November 15, 2016

JOIN US! Release Day Celebration:  The Boyfriend Whisperer by Linda Budzinski with Giveaway  Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for The Boyfriend Whisperer by Linda Budzinski presented by Swoon Romance! Don’t miss out on this new release, and be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post! Happy Book Birthday, Linda! 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 Purchase:  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…

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Uncategorized / November 15, 2016

DO YOU NEED EXTRA CASH? BESURE TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY WITH THE RAFFLECOPTER AT THE END OF THIS POSTING! Thankful for Cash $250 Giveaway November 15th to December 15th Enter for your chance to win a $250 Amazon Gift Code or $250 in Paypal Cash!! Thanks to this awesome group of bloggers and authors who have joined with me to bring you one fabulous prize!! Sponsor List I Am A Reader Ebooks For Review Aubrey Wynne: Timeless Love Pat Esden Helen Smith The Book Referees Lori’s Reading Corner Cynthia Luhrs Author Heather Gray Bookworm Lisa Elizabeth Isaacs Diana’s Book Reviews Niki Danforth, author Barefoot by the Sea Caroline Clemmons Glistering: B’s Blog Krysten Lindsay Hager Melissa A. Hanson, Author Bookroom Reviews Talia Jager Simple Wyrdings Every Free Chance Books Author Melissa Wright Laurie Here – Cont Fiction and MORE B. Kristin McMichael Author Inger Iversen Rockin’ Book Reviews Nicole Tone Everly Frost, YA author Rachelle J. Christensen Cindy C Bennett Book Crazy Scrapbook Mama Melissa Giorgio Giveaway Details $250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon.com eGift Card Ends 12/15/16 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal or gift codes via Amazon.com. Winning Entry…

Healing of the Heart by Loree Lough Book Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 11/25/16)
Uncategorized / November 15, 2016

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Healing of the Heart(Secrets of Sterling Stree #3) by Loree Lough Historical Romance Paperback & ebook, 272 pages November 1st 2016 by Whitaker House Ruby McCoy is haunted by her father’s sins…. When Ruby McCoy arrives in Fairplay, her ornate carriage is followed by an entourage who heft steamer trunks, hatboxes, and traveling bags into the hotel…where she has booked the entire second floor. Upon her notorious gangster father’s death, the now-wealthy Ruby, hiding under her mother’s maiden name, set out to right her father’s wrongs. Ruby is determined to spend every penny of her inherited “blood money” on those who paid the price for her father’s crimes. Sheriff Rex Truett doesn’t trust Ruby and doesn’t care who knows it. The keeper of Fairplay’s law and order makes it his business to find out why a stranger, especially a beautiful, spoiled, rich, female stranger, would set up businesses, donate to schools, hire workmen to rebuild houses, and provide access to the best medical care. But when a typhoid epidemic sweeps through the city, he is forced to reconsider. Will Rex blame Ruby for her father’s sins? Or will he accept the possibility that she is…

Here’s the GIVEAWAY you all have been waiting for! Gratitude Giveaway Hop! (ends 11/30/16)

Okay, everybody, it is that time of year when you can be “Grateful for” only ONE ENTRY! I Have two awesome books for One LUCKY U.S./Can WINNER! (International Winner will receive ecopy of A Buss from Lafayette)- ALSO – I am including a $5. Amazon or Pay Pal Gift Card, Internationally! This First book is an Historical Fiction by Author Dorothea Jensen. A Buss from Lafayette Synopsis In June, 1825, witty, rebellious Clara Hargraves (14) has a couple of problems: her red hair makes her a target for teasing, and her stepmother (formerly her spinster aunt) keeps trying to make her act like a young lady. Clara’s small New Hampshire town is abuzz because Lafayette, hero of the American Revolution, is about to visit on his “Farewell Tour” of America. In one eventful week, Clara learns a lot about herself, her friends, her family, and about Lafayette and his vital role in America’s fight for independence. Buzz About the Book: Review “As a historical piece, the book dives into rich detail on Revolutionary War tales. The characters retell stories of General Lafayette, General Washington, and others, providing readers with a thorough backdrop of history to accompany the book’s main storyline about…

Grand Finale Blitz: Heir of Thunder by Karissa Laurel (YA Fantasy)! (ends 11/19/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / November 14, 2016

Book Tour Grand Finale for Heir of Thunder By Karissa Laurel! Don’t forget to enter the fabulous giveaway below at the end of this posting… On Tour with Prism Book Tours. An epic fantasy about a girl who must face losing all to gain what is hers. We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out now… Launch – Author Interview 1. What is your motivation behind HEIR OF THUNDER? Why did you want to write it? Quite a few years ago (2008 to be precise) Cold Play released ‘Viva La Vida’, and I fell in love with that song, particularly the opening lines: I used to rule the world Seas would rise when I gave the word Now in the morning I sleep alone Sweep the streets I used to own Listening to that song, I got a pretty instant vision of a character who was powerful, but lost her kingdom somehow. That idea evolved into HEIR OF THUNDER. Evie was never really the ruler of her kingdom, but she had always supposed that she would be. That possibility is ripped away from her before she gets the chance to find out…

Mama’ Knight Book Tour & Giveaway (USA only)! (ends 11/26/16)
Children's Books / November 14, 2016

This is an amazing book! Ideal for children who have been diagnosed with, as well as  whose mother or family member is suffering with, Cancer. This would also be a very attractive, cherished gift. Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway at the end of this posting! Book Details: Book Title:  Mama’s Knight: A Cancer Story of Love by Aurora Whittet Category:   Children’s fiction,  40 pages Genre: Children’s book, Self help, Cancer Publisher:  Wise Ink Publishing Release date:  Oct 2016 Tour dates:  Nov 7 to 18, 2016 Content Rating:  G Book Description: Once upon a time . . . It’s how all heroes begin their story, and you’re a hero, too! Your mama has cancer, and it’s a scary journey, but you can help your mama just by being you—special, wonderful, YOU. Your mama loves you just the way you are. You are your mama’s knight. Mama’s Knight: A Cancer Story of Love is an emotional toolbox that can help kids and parents communicate about what it means for Mama to have cancer. The book is filled with tools and activities designed to make coping with illness easier on both parent and child, and can be personalized for each child. MY REVIEW What…

To Win A Lady’s Heart Book Tour & $25. G.C. & Copy of Book Giveaway! (ends 11/18/16)
Uncategorized / November 14, 2016

This is another outstanding and favorite author! Her books are very well-written and clean! Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter at the end of this posting. Thank you Covenant Book Publishing for presenting this Book Tour & Giveaway!   To Win a Lady’s Heart by Sian Ann Bessey Kindle Edition, 250 pages Published November 1st 2016 by Covenant Communications Synopsis per Goodreads: For eighteen years, Lord Gilbert has been tortured over a grievous lapse in judgment. Bitterness has tainted his interactions with the people of Moreland and his relationship with his only daughter, Lady Joanna. With a wolfhound guarding her around the clock and no freedom to leave the castle grounds unattended, the only time Lady Joanna can be alone is when she sneaks out through an old castle tunnel to visit the healer Agnes in her cottage by the sea. One morning as Lady Joanna approaches the cliffs, she discovers an injured man. She immediately goes to Agnes for help. The wounded stranger is Sir Lukas, and while he recovers, he makes plans to identify his attackers and their motive. Upon learning that Moreland’s wool has been stolen, Sir Lukas comes to believe that the crimes are related and…

Faith and a Life Jacket: 7 Truths for your Eternal Mission Book Tour &Giveaway! (ends 11/27/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / November 13, 2016

THIS BOOK IS DIRECTED AT AN L.D.S. AUDIENCE, BUT IF YOU ARE CHRISTIAN, PLANNING A MISSION OR NOT, THIS WOULD BE INTERESTING TO YOU, ALSO. BE SURE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY AT THE END OF THIS POSTING. I thank the author and Cedar Fort Publishing for providing this Book Tour & Giveaway! “My panicked, terrified mind was starting to go numb as I realized I had no escape from the angry tribal natives that were planning to attack my companion and me that night. So this is what it feels like when someone asks you ‘Are yo ready to die for what you believe?’” Popular youth speaker Ben Bernards recounts tales from his mission in Fiji, weaving stories of drunken mobs, rock bands, and rainstorms with scripture stories and principles learned. The result: seven eternal truths to train and guide a new generation of missionaries. These valuable lessons will help any missionary prepare for and make the most of his or her eternal mission. What People Are Saying About “Faith and a Life Jacket” “I would love to make Ben’s chapter on measuring success required reading for everyone.  Too many feel like failures because we allow others to impose unrealistic goals…

BOOTS AND BEDLAM BOOK TOUR & INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY!(ENDS 11/21/16)

I HOPE YOU ARE GETTING INTO “THE SWING” OF THE HOLIDAYS! BE SURE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY AT THE END OF THIS POSTING!On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Boots and Bedlam (Sweeney Sisters #3) by Ashley Farley Women’s Fiction, Romance Paperback & ebook, 166 pages October 18th 2016 ‘Tis the season for chaos. Wedding bells will soon be ringing in the Lowcountry. All Sam Sweeney wants is to marry her man on Christmas Eve surrounded by family and friends. But emerging complications, some humorous and some not so humorous, threaten to converge and derail the best-laid plans during the busy stretch between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Amidst the chaos—dealing with real estate, planning a wedding, running a seafood market, honoring traditions, and contending with teenagers—even the weather rears its head when the weatherman forecasts a white Christmas. Never has family support been more needed, but will it be enough to restore order and save the day? Escape to the Lowcountry this Christmas where romance, intrigue, and holiday merrymaking await you. Goodreads│Amazon│Barnes & Noble│iBooks Book Trailer Boots For Bedlam- Ashley Farley                                         A good story with believable characters.  It was nice to read a story that is so true to life.  So many things…

MY FATHER’S HOUSE
Uncategorized / November 12, 2016

        My Father’s House by Rose Chandler Johnson Paperback, 314 pages Published March 13th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform Growing up, life is idyllic for Lily Rose Cates due to one constant – her father’s love. But in her sixteenth summer, all that changes without warning. There begins Lily’s struggle to find herself and the life she’s lost. . . . Marriage promises fulfillment, but her happily-ever-after barely survives the honeymoon. Her husband’s sophisticated facade hides a brooding man wi Growing up, life is idyllic for Lily Rose Cates due to one constant – her father’s love. But in her sixteenth summer, all that changes without warning. There begins Lily’s struggle to find herself and the life she’s lost. . . . Marriage promises fulfillment, but her happily-ever-after barely survives the honeymoon. Her husband’s sophisticated facade hides a brooding man with even darker secrets. When all illusions shatter, Lily must make hard choices – abandon her husband or risk losing much more than her marriage. She flees their home in Detroit and sets out on a fearful journey to a house in Georgia that her husband knows nothing about. This is one woman’s compelling tale of…

FOOTLOOSE picture book & CD by Kenny Loggins, Review, Interview & Giveaway! (ends 11/27/16)
Children's Books / November 12, 2016

“FOOTLOOSE”.. AND FANCI-FREE? Remember that cliché’? That is the name and gist of this fun children’s picture book, Footloose by Kenny Logins & Tim Bowers, Illustrator. After my Interview with Tim Bowers, be sure to enter the Giveaway below to receive your own copy of the Hardback Book & C.D.! (Sorry, U.S./Can. only.) My thanks to Kenny Logins & Quarto Publishing for providing the Book and C.D. for this Giveaway. Do you remember the Movie & song, “Footloose”? Well, these aren’t the same “Footloose” cast, but it is definitely the same “Footloose” song portrayed for children! Time to cut loose! Have a rockin’ time introducing children to the fun of Footloose, rewritten for children by the one and only Kenny Loggins. As a zookeeper named Jack joins the zoo animals in an all-night dance party, this new original story from Loggins is sure to get your feet moving. Little ones will love the cast of characters, including the rockin’ chimp Louise (“Geez, Louise”), Mister DJ Elephant, the lemur Marie (“Oo Wee, Marie”), Milo the wombat, Luke the funkiest cat in the zoo, and so many more rocking, bopping, boogeying, tangoing, shaking, rattling and rolling animals! To add to the fun, the…

M9B Friday Cover Reveal Assets & Giveaway! – DAMAGED GOODS by Jennifer Bardsley
Young Adult Books / November 11, 2016

Hi, everyone! Jennifer Bardsley and Month9Books are revealing the cover and first chapter for DAMAGED GOODS, the sequel to GENESIS GIRL which releases January 17, 2017! Below is the cover and you can be one of the first to receive a eGalley!!   A quick note from the author: Do you have a friend who has such a messed-up home life that you wonder if they will ever grow up to be normal? That’s how I feel about Blanca, the main character from my series “Blank Slate.” In “Genesis Girl,” readers found out why Blanca’s childhood was so different. Blanca was a Vestal who grew up at Tabula Rasa School, shielded from the Internet and brainwashed into doing whatever she was told. In the sequel, “Damaged Goods,” we find out what happens to Blanca once she escapes from her Vestal bonds. Blanca doesn’t wear her platinum cuff anymore, but does that mean she is free? Writing “Damaged Goods” was a blast. I hope readers enjoy all the twists and turns in the plot and root for Blanca as she figures out the difference between fact, fiction, enemy, and friend. On to the reveal!    Title: DAMAGED GOOD  Author: Jennifer Bardsley Pub….

Forget Me Always by Sara Wolf Blog Tour ORGET ME ALWAYS BY SARA WOLF BLOG TOUR & Giveaway!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / November 11, 2016

Welcome to…FORGET ME ALWAYS BY SARA WOLF BLOG TOUR & Giveaway! Forget Me Always (Lovely Vicious #2) by Sara Wolf Publication Date: November 1, 2016 Publisher: Entangled Teen It’s been three years, twenty-five weeks, and five days since Isis Blake fell in love, and if she has it her way, it’ll stretch into infinity. Since then, she’s punched Jack Hunter— her nemesis-turned-maybe-something-more—in the face, survived a brutal attack by her mom’s abusive ex thanks to Jack’s heroics, and then promptly forgotten all about him. The one bright spot for Isis is Sophia, the ephemeral girl who shares Isis’s hospital stay as well as a murky past with Jack. But as Isis’s memories return, she finds it harder and harder to resist what she felt for Jack, and Jack finds it impossible to stay away from the only girl who’s ever melted the ice around his heart. As the dark secrets surrounding Sophia emerge, Isis realizes Jack isn’t who she thought he was. He’s dangerous. But when Isis starts receiving terrifying emails from an anonymous source, that danger might be the only thing protecting her from something far more threatening. Her past. Review by Vickie: This story was very intriguing.  It…

War Torn: Courage, Love, Resilience by Kenneth E. Miller- Book Tour & Giveaway! (ends 11/21/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / November 10, 2016

War Torn: Stories of Courage, Love, and Resilience by Kenneth E. Miller Publisher:  Larson Publications (October 17, 2016) Category: Non-Fiction, PTSD, Current Events/World Affairs, Political Science: Genocide and War Crimes Tour Date: Oct and Nov, 2016 ISBN: 978-1936012787 Available in: Print,  296 Pages With some 200 million people in more than forty countries affected by armed conflict or genocide, refugees are appearing in record numbers. War Torn is timely in how it brings us intimately into the lives of civilians who have survived wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Guatemala, and Sri Lanka. Alongside stories that convey intimately the destruction and heartbreak of armed conflict, Miller captures the courage and resilience he calls “a remarkable kind of light,” an essential counterpoint to the grief and trauma that war creates. The stories in War Torn are powerful, heart-wrenching, and unforgettable. Pre-order War Torn by Kenneth E. Miller Amazon | Barnes&Noble | IndieBound Advance Praise for War Torn by Kenneth E. Miller “This is an eye-opening study. Psychologist Kenneth E. Miller and his wife Debbie began collecting data and teaching volunteers in refugee camps around the world back in 1991. In reality, there are almost 200 million people in over 40 countries impacted by war and genocide, living day…

Heir of Thunder by Karissa Laurel Book Tour, Excerpt and Giveaway! (ends 11/19/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / November 9, 2016

Welcome to this awesome Book Tour & Giveaway! Who doesn’t like pirate tales? Be sure to read my excerpt and about the author and book before entering the Giveaway at the end of this posting!(Sorry, Giveaway is limited to U.S. residents) On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Heir of Thunder (Stormbourne Chronicles #1) by Karissa Laurel YA Fantasy Paperback & ebook, 288 pages October 14th 2016 by Evolved Publishing The Lord of Thunder’s sudden death leaves his daughter, Evelyn Stormbourne, unprepared to rule Inselgrau in his place. Weeks before Evie’s ascension to the throne, revolutionaries attack and destroy her home. She conceals her identity and escapes under the protection of her father’s young horse master, Gideon Faust. Together they flee Inselgrau and set sail for the Continent, but they’re separated when a brutal storm washes Evie overboard. In her efforts to reunite with her protector and reach allies on the Continent, Evie befriends a band of nomads who roam the world in airships fueled by lightning. She also confronts a cabal of dark Magicians plotting to use her powers to create a new divine being, and she clashes with an ancient family who insists her birthright belongs to them. If she’s to…

Dispocalypse: Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy by Michael Rothman: On Tour, Interview & Giveaway! (ends 11/22/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / November 9, 2016

Dispocalypse by Michael Rothman Publisher: M & S Publishing, L.L.C. (June 1, 2016) Category: Science Fiction, Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic, Epic Fantasy, Young Adult Tour Date: Oct and Nov, 2016 ISBN: 978-0989089494 ASIN: B01GIIEDXW Available in: Print & ebook,  406 Pages In a post-apocalyptic world ruled by a Governor who is both feared and worshipped, Willow is a seventeen-year-old girl who is just trying to get through her last year of studies. But when her father dies, she experiences strange dreams that change everything about how she looks at the world and at herself. Haunted by the tragedy, Willow begins pushing herself beyond anything she could have imagined she was capable of. It’s only when she catches the attention of some of the Governor’s minions that her world is turned upside-down. Buy Dispocalypse by Michael Rothman Amazon |  Barnes&Noble “Michael Rothman is a writer with interests in many areas: from fantasy adventures to nail-biting science fiction thrillers.  As a result, his stories are like a roller coaster that carry you away into imaginative worlds where surprises abound, and the only thing that you can expect, is the unexpected.  So sit back and enjoy the ride!”-David Farland, New York Times Bestselling Author Praise…

Home by Eleni McKnight Cover Reveal Giveaway for you own copy of Home & a $30. GC.! (ends 11/18/16)
Young Adult Books / November 8, 2016

Welcome to the Cover Reveal for Home by Eleni McKnight! YA Dystopian fans, this one’s for you! Be sure to enter the giveaway for $30. Gift card & your own copy of Home, found at the end of the post!   Knowledge is a dangerous commodity in the Home commune, the last beacon of civilization against the fallen outside world. As Suzannah Commons begins to secretly read forbidden books, she jeopardizes her future for the forbidden love of the boy who supplies her new, dangerous habit, Silas Maars, and his family. Will her new-found knowledge be her destruction? Suzannah is in training with the rest of the unmarried teenage girls in the Handmaiden House and Home’s laundry to become a bride when she accidentally comes upon a naked boy in one of the family quarters, Silas Maars. To see a naked man before marriage is an unforgivable sin in Home and a challenge to her precious status as a virgin, her only aspect of worth. This compromise to her purity would earn her an automatic exile in the Hard Labor Camp, a death sentence until the commune leader, Parson, sentences her to the punishment of serving Silas and his unusual…

Immortal by Nicole Conway Release Day Celebration & Giveaway! (ends11/26/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / November 8, 2016

Hello Readers!  Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for Immortal (Dragonrider Chronicles #4) by Nicole Conway presented by Month9Books! Don’t miss out on the next book in this series, and be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post! Happy Book Birthday, Nicole! Immortal (Dragonrider Chronicles #4) by Nicole Conway Publication Date: November 8, 2016 Publisher: Month9Books Destiny has called. With Jaevid Broadfeather forever lost to the depths of Luntharda, Felix Farrow struggles to stand on his own. He begins a violent downward spiral which causes him to abandon his post as a dragonrider, hiding in the halls of his family estate. His one hope for redemption lies within the heart of someone from his past—and the very last person he ever wanted to see again. And now the time has finally come. Hovrid, who has ruled Maldobar as a tyrannical imposter, is preparing to make a decisive assault against Luntharda that will destroy what remains of the elven race. Only Jaevid, Felix, and their trusted friends are able to stand in his way. They have only one chance to end the war, and only one hope to absolve the curse that threatens to destroy their world….

A Convenient Christmas Wedding Book Tour & U.S. Giveaway! (ends 11/18/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / November 8, 2016

You will not want to miss this captivating story to get “in the swing” for the upcoming Holiday reading! U.S. residents, don’t forget to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting! On Tour with Prism Book Tours. A Convenient Christmas Wedding (Frontier Bachelors #5) by Regina Scott Christian Historical Romance Paperback & ebook, 288 pages November 8th 2016 by Love Inspired The Marriage Agreement Proposing a marriage of convenience to a rugged logger is the boldest move of Nora Underhill’s sheltered life. In return for Simon Wallin’s protection from her overbearing family, the unassuming seamstress offers prime frontier farmland. But their paper marriage changes when Nora’s greedy brother tries to draw her back into a life of drudgery. Her only option: move to Simon’s farm, and into the center of his loving, unruly family. Years of shouldering responsibility have left Simon cynical and reserved. But little by little, Nora’s warmth opens his shuttered heart to joy. With their marriage claim under threat, can this practical arrangement blossom over the holidays…and become a love for all seasons? Fifth book in the Frontier Bachelors series, following The Bride Ship, Would-Be Wilderness Wife, Frontier Engagement, and Instant Frontier Family. Frontier Bachelors: Bold,…

Not A Word by Stephanie Black Book Tour & Giveaway! (ENDS 11/11/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / November 7, 2016

Join us in this suspenseful thriller Book Tour and Giveaway! You won’t know for sure who did what until the very end!   I thank Covenant Communications for presenting this Book Tour & Giveaway.  Not a Word by Stephanie Black 272 pages Published by Covenant Communications Product Description Psychologist Natalie Marsh is a pro at keeping secrets. She not only guards her clients’ confidences but also expertly hides her own pain after being disinherited by her dying mother. As fresh personal challenges begin heaping on top of professional ones, Natalie’s best friend, Camille, confides that she thinks someone is stalking her. Natalie suspects t Product Description Psychologist Natalie Marsh is a pro at keeping secrets. She not only guards her clients’ confidences but also expertly hides her own pain after being disinherited by her dying mother. As fresh personal challenges begin heaping on top of professional ones, Natalie’s best friend, Camille, confides that she thinks someone is stalking her. Natalie suspects that stress, not a stalker, is shadowing Camille—but Camille’s fear only continues to grow when the widow of a local businessman starts whispering that her husband was murdered and a new client of Natalie’s seems to be concealing something…

Secrets of a Reluctant Princess by Casey Griffin Cover Reveal & International Giveaway! (ends 11/22/16)
Young Adult Books / November 7, 2016

Welcome to the Cover Reveal for Secrets of a Reluctant Princess by Casey Griffin presented by Entangled Teen! Be on the lookout for this upcoming title, and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post! Life-Action Role Playing gamers, this one’s for you! Author, Casey Griffin’s thoughts on the cover: Talk about punch! The colors immediately grab my eye and the font is so fun and unruly. I feel like the combination of those two things makes the cover of Secrets of a Reluctant Princess striking. With the simple yet powerful design, I think it will scream out from the bookshelf “pick me!” Or maybe that’s just because I love pink. And glitter? What’s not to love? I’m so happy with the results. Secrets of a Reluctant Princess by Casey Griffin Publication Date:  March 7, 2017 Publisher:  Entangled Teen Genre: Contemporary, YA At Beverly Hills High, you have to be ruthless to survive… Adrianna Bottom always wanted to be liked. But this wasn’t exactly what she had in mind. Now, she’s in the spotlight…and out of her geeky comfort zone. She’ll do whatever it takes to turn the rumor mill in her favor—even if it means keeping…

GRAND FINALE BLITZ: The Order of the Eternal Sun by Jessica Leake (Adult Historical Fantasy)! Giveaway ends 11/11/16!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / November 6, 2016

Book Tour Grand Finale Prism Book Tours for The Order of the Eternal Sun By Jessica Leake On Tour with Prism Book Tours. There’s something magical about mixing Edwardian England and magic, and even more so when the heroine is a debutante who is not only coming out, but also figuring out who she must hide her magic from. We hope you enjoyed this tour! If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out…  Launch – Welcome from the Author Lucy’s story, The Order of the Eternal Sun, is a little heavier on the fantasy, which I had so much fun writing. With travels to Bath, England, visits to another realm, and threats from a dangerous enemy, I hope The Order of the Eternal Sun will satisfy both the old fan of Arcana and the new reader of the whole series. I’m excited to share it with all of you! Rockin’ Book Reviews – Review “From that point on the intrigue, mystery, action, and romance propels. . . . it was captivating and the characters the characters all “came to life ” and the scenes were easily visualized.” Mel’s Shelves – Excerpt “You needn’t leave on my account,” a voice calls…

“You’ve Got This!”Book Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 11/22/16)
Adult Books / November 5, 2016

If you think you have problems, check out this uplifting compilation of inspiring true stories from individuals who “conquered their demons”! Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting for your own copy of this enriching non-fiction. I am grateful to the author & Cedar Fort Publishing for this Book Tour & Giveaway. About the book: Life is tough, but so are you! Learn how to work through life’s trials with advice from popular youth speakers, including Hank Smith and Al Carraway, who have endured a few challenges of their own. This encouraging book will help you see trials as essential stepping-stones to becoming who you’re destined to be. MY REVIEW: Most of us have, what seems at times, unbearable challenges. Have you ever felt life is too difficult? Have you felt a sense of hopelessness? Have you been unjustly, dealt with or bullied? How does one cope with moving to a foreign land and not understanding the language? These are just a few of the questions addressed in this awesome collection of stories by real individuals who have experienced it all. The encouraging and uplifting counsel they offer is very encouraging to those who are…

Written In the Ashes by K. Hollan Van Zandt- Tour

  Thank you for joining with us for…. Written In the Ashes by K. Hollan Van Zandt Publisher: Harper Collins (Sept. 27, 2016 Category: Historical Fiction, Tour Dates: October/November, 2016 ASIN:  B01CY3A8X4 Available in: ebook,  554Pages “Written in the Ashes is one of those rare novels that sets ‘history’ afire, to bathe readers in the glow of a greater, hotter truth. Fans of The Mists of Avalon will find this romantic/alchemical/feminist/spiritual epic equally captivating.”—Tom Robbins, bestselling author of Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. and Villa Incognito In the bloody clash between Christians and pagans in fifth-century Alexandria, a servant girl becomes the last hope for preserving peace in this evocative and thrilling tale—a blend of history, adventure, religion, romance, and mysticism reminiscent of The Mists of Avalon. After she is abducted from her home in the mountains of Sinai, Hannah is enslaved and taken to Alexandria, where she becomes the property of Alizar, an alchemist and pagan secretly working to preserve his culture. Revered for her beautiful singing voice, the young slave is invited to perform at the city’s Great Library, where she becomes friends with the revered mathematician and philosopher, Hypatia, as well as other pagans…

In the Beginning: Dark Retellings of Biblical Tales Anthology Blog Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 11/4/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / November 4, 2016

Welcome to this Book Tour, Guest Post, & Giveaway!       This Book Tour is presented by… In the Beginning (Oct. 25, 2016) –Eight authors come together to build a powerful collection of dark young adult short stories inspired by the mysteries, faith, and darkness found within the Bible. Old Testament and New Testament, iconic and obscure figures alike are illuminated, explored, and re-envisioned throughout this charity anthology from Month9Books. In the Beginning: Dark Retellings of Biblical Tales Publication Date: October 25, 2016 Publisher: Month9Books IN THE BEGINNING, ed. Laureen Cantwell and Georgia McBrideDaniel and the Dragon by Stephen Clements A troubled orphan named Habakkuk dutifully follows his master, the prophet Daniel, into temples of blood-thirsty demon-gods, battles with unspeakable horrors, and bears witnesses to mind-breaking evil until his master’s zealous defiance of the king’s law seals their fate. Babylon by Nicole Crucial Far above the earth, in Second Eden, where moments and eternities all blur together, young Babylon befriends Sefer, the Book of Life. As Babylon awaits the moment she’ll fulfill her destiny, she and Sefer try to understand the world in which they live. Last Will and Testament by Mike Hays  A homeless young boy, Baz, bears…

Trolls Giveaway of over $120. in prizes! (ends 11/18/16)
Uncategorized / November 4, 2016

Join us for this fantastic, FUN Giveaway! DreamWorks Trolls has a stellar cast and is a highly anticipated film. A group of bloggers from The Hopping Bloggers has come together to give one lucky reader a Trolls prize pack worth over $120! The items in the prize pack are: Poppy Figure Branch Figure Trouble Game Adult Coloring Book Step Into Reading Book Nail Art 3 Blind Bags Little Golden Book Trolls hits theaters everywhere on November 4th, 2016! Synopsis From the creators of Shrek comes DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls, a smart, funny and irreverent comedy about the search for happiness, and just how far some will go to get it. This hilarious film transports audiences to a colorful, wondrous world populated by the overly optimistic Trolls, who have a constant dance in their step and a song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomachs. After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious curmudgeonly Branch (Timberlake) set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Together, this mismatched duo embarks on a rescue mission full of adventure and mishaps – trying to…

Join this FANTASTIC Dr. Strange Giveaway!(ends 11/16/16)
Uncategorized / November 3, 2016

YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THIS PRIZE PACKAGE! YOU HAVE CHANCES TO WIN OVER $120. IN PRIZES IN CELEBRATION OF THE RELAESE OF THE NEW DR. SRTRANGE MOVIE! BE SURE TO ENTER THE RAFFLECOPTER AT THE END OF THIS POSTING! Marvel’s Doctor Strange is one of the most highly anticipated films of the year. In order to help celebrate its release, a group of bloggers from The Hopping Bloggers have come together to create a prize pack worth $120! This amazing prize pack includes: Mug Funko Pop Figure (Movie Version) Funko Pop Figure (Comic Version) Eye of Agamotto Necklace Bleacher Creature Graphic Novel Marvel’s Doctor Strange hits theaters everywhere on November 4th, 2016! About Doctor Strange From Marvel Studios comes “Doctor Strange,” the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place—a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality….

DATE LIKE A GIRL, MARRY LIKE A WOMAN Spotlight Tour, Guest Post & Super International Giveaway! (ends 11/12/16)
Uncategorized / November 3, 2016

I am excited to post this Spotlight, Guest Post and Giveaway for this fun book and it’s Author! Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting! I am grateful for .. for presenting this Book Tour and Giveaway. Book Description for Date Like a Girl, Marry Like a Woman: Navigating our romantic lives can be filled with incredible highs and unfathomable lows. Everyone enters relationships with a unique idea of what makes connection work. But even with our differences, we have a common thread running through all of us: the deep desire to love and be loved. Based on her experiences, and with the help of her closest friends and the men in her life, author Jessica R. Bunevacz created a series of guidelines for women looking to enjoy dating and romance and avoid common pitfalls and difficulties. Whether you’re dating, getting ready to walk down the aisle, or are already married and looking to take your marriage to the next level, it’s profoundly important to celebrate where you are on your journey and make every day special and meaningful for yourself and those around you. Date like a Girl, Marry like a Woman incorporates Bunevacz’s own stories of…

Wear White to Your Funeral Blitz & International Giveaway! (ends11/8/16)
Uncategorized / November 2, 2016

Welcome to this Book Blitz Tour & Giveaway for Wear White to Your Funeral by Lisa Acerbo! Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting!   Publication date: October 28th 2016 Genres: Mystery, Romance, Young Adult Rory is your average high school senior. Or she was, until her mother banishes her to hell, also known as Trumbull, Connecticut. The small suburb with only a mall and movie theater, sure feels like the netherworld until Rory’s first day at her new school. That’s the day she meets Bowen, who begs her to join him on a class project. But when Bowen drags her to a graveyard after dark for esearch purposes, Rory wants to fly back home to Atlanta, or at least return to her aunt’s house unharmed and unmolested. Nothing could go wrong, right? They talk, they laugh, and they wander among the tombstones looking for information on the local ghostly legend known as the White Lady. Then they have to run, but they cannot outrun a ghost. In addition to the ghostly woman, a half buried dead body leads Rory and Bowen into a deadly game of cat and mouse, but who is the killer?…

Blog Tour & $25. International Giveaway for The Courage of a Samurai! (ends 11/25/16)
Uncategorized / November 2, 2016

Rockin’ Book Reviews  is excited to join  BeachBoundBooks who has coordinated this Blog Tour for The Courage of a Samurai: Seven Sword-Sharp Principles for Success by Lori Tsugawa Whaley. Be sure to enter the International Giveaway at the end of this posting. About the Book Title: The Courage of a Samurai: Seven Sword-Sharp Principles for Success | Author: Lori Tsugawa Whaley | Publisher: Aviva Publishing | Publication Date: January 21, 2016 Genre: Motivational | Number of Pages: 264 Book Description: The Courage of a Samurai is a Japanese American’s journey into bushido, the samurai’s code of ethics. Each chapter features a timeless message about Japanese and Japanese Americans who applied the principles of courage, integrity, benevolence, respect, honesty, honor, and loyalty to overcome life’s challenges, and emerge stronger individuals. The Courage of a Samurai provides the reader a look ‘inside’ this ancient code through the lives of inspiring individuals. Why did Chiune Sugihara, aka the Japanese Schindler, save the lives of Polish and Lithuanian Jews during World War II against the orders of the Japanese and Lithuanian governments? Understand the meaning of Honor in Saigo Takamori’s, aka The Last Samurai, determination to preserve the samurai’s way of life. Learn why “Go for…

Cover Reveal & Giveaway!! Island of Exiles (The Ryogan Chronicles, #1) by Erica Cameron!(ends 11/12/16)
Uncategorized / November 1, 2016

Island of Exiles (The Ryogan Chronicles, #1) by Erica Cameron To Be Released on February 7th, 2017 In Khya’s world, every breath is a battle. On the isolated desert island of Shiara, dying young is inevitable. The clan comes before self, and protecting her home means Khya is a warrior above all else. But when following the clan and obeying their leaders could cost her brother his life, Khya’s home becomes a deadly trap. The only person who can help is Tessen, her lifelong rival and the boy who challenges her at every turn. The council she hoped to join has betrayed her, and their secrets, hundreds of years deep, reach around a world she’s never seen. To save her brother’s life and her island home, her only choice is to trust Tessen, turn against her clan, and go on the run—a betrayal and a death sentence. https://www.amazon.com/Island-Exiles-Erica-Cameron/dp/1633755924/ B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/island-of-exiles-erica-cameron/1123683529 iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/island-of-exiles/id1121159544 Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/island-of-exiles-2 Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Island-Exiles-Erica-Cameron-ebook/dp/B01GNYVPH8/ Amazon.ca: https://www.amazon.ca/Island-Exiles-Erica-Cameron-ebook/dp/B01GNYVPH8/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29560003-island-of-exiles About the Author: After a lifelong obsession with books, Erica Cameron spent her college years getting credit for reading and learning how to make stories of her own. Erica graduated with a double major in psychology and creative writing…

The Order of the Eternal Sun by Jessica Leake Book Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 11/11/16)
Adult Books / November 1, 2016

This is a very intriguing tale! The only way it could have been more enjoyable is if I had read the first book before reading this one. It was still easy to get the main gist of the story. Be sure to enter the International Giveaway at the end of this posting. On Tour with Prism Book Tours. The Order of the Eternal Sun (A Novel of the Sylvani #2) by Jessica Leake Adult Historical Fantasy Hardcover & ebook, 308 pages August 23rd 2016 by Talos Lucy Sinclair’s debut will be a parade of everything opulent Edwardian London society has to offer. Most importantly, it will be nothing like her older sister’s dangerous experience—especially if her overprotective brother-in-law, Lord Thornewood, has his way. As if screening her dance partners isn’t enough, Thornewood insists that his brother, James, train Lucy in self-defense. She wouldn’t mind so much if her treacherous mind didn’t continue to replay the kiss they once shared. But awkward defense lessons are the least of her problems. Her arcana, a magical talent that allows her to mentally enter any scene that she draws, grows stronger by the day. Again and again Lucy is compelled to draw a portal to…

Life in the Danger Zone by Patricia B. Tighe Release Day Celebration + International Giveaway! (ends 11/11/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / November 1, 2016

Hello Everyone! Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for Life in the Danger Zone by Patricia B. Tighe This sounds like a very fun read! Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post! presented by Swoon Romance!   Happy Book Birthday, Patricia! 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 secrets. But by the time Sam starts helping with the investigation, Rose…