Book Review /Giveaway for Math Lab for Kids by Rebecca Rapoport & J.A. Yoder.(ends 1/11/17)

I thank  for providing this Giveaway opportunity on my site. U.S./Can. Residents, be sure to enter the Rafflecopter at the end of this posting. Format: Flex-Bind, 144 Pages ISBN: 9781631592522 Series: Lab Series Illustrations: 200 color photos Published: Jan. 1, 2017 Age Range: 7-10 years Make learning math fun by sharing these hands-on labs with your child. Math Lab for Kids presents more than 50 activities that incorporate coloring, drawing, games, and items like prisms to make math more than just numbers. With Math Lab for Kids, kids can: – Explore geometry and topology with hands-on examples like prisms, antiprisms, Platonic solids, and Möbius strips. – Build logic skills by playing and strategizing through tangrams, toothpick puzzles, and the game of Nim. – Draw and chart graphs to learn the language of connections. – Discover how to color maps like a mathematician by using the fewest colors possible. – Create mind bending fractals with straight lines and repeat shapes. And don’t worry about running to the store for expensive supplies! Everything needed to complete the activities can be found in the book or around the house. Math is more important in schools than ever. Give your children a great experience and solid foundation. Buy…

Interview/Giveaway by Exciting, New Author, Ashtyn Newbold! (ends 1/10/17)
Young Adult Books / December 29, 2016

An ADDED BONUS! Follow-up Interview with exciting, new author, Ashtyn Newbold with Giveaway! For Historical Fiction fans, you will not want to miss reading  this outstanding , “clean”  tale of “Mischief”& Honor, with a touch of romance and mystery! Be sure to enter the International Giveaway at the end of this posting! (U.S./Can. Print copy/International e-copy) About the book: Paperback, 272 pages Published December 1st 2016 by Sweetwater Books ISBN: 1462119379 (ISBN13: 9781462119370) When Annette Downing and her mischievous little brothers are sent to Kellaway Manor for the summer, she hopes for a relaxing escape. But Annette finds her closeted heart in jeopardy when reunited with the handsome Owen Kellaway, a childhood friend and respected gentlemen. When events come to light that question Owen’s character, Annette reaches the most difficult stalemate yet. After climbing so high, will she fall or take flight at last? https://www.amazon.com/Ashtyn-Newbold/e/B01H8ENCHS/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 My Review: When but a young girl, Annette Dawning’s parents were returning home from visiting a friend, had an accident and were killed, leaving her and an toddler and infant son behind, as well. A bitter aunt was left to “care” for them, which was brutal for all. the boys were very young and “fun loving” ,…

Old Wounds (Redemtion#2) Book Tour & Guest Post!
Adult Books / December 28, 2016

This sounds like a very interesting and intriguing story! This is the second book in the Redemption series. I appreciate  for presenting this Book Tour. Book Details: Genre: Mystery Published by: Inferno Publishing Company Publication Date: September 2016 Number of Pages: 425 ISBN: 9781940313108 Series: Redemption, Book 2 (Prequel to Necessary Decisions) Gino Cataldi loved three things: his wife, his son, and his job as a cop. Cancer took his wife. Drugs have his son. And Gino is pulling desk duty, suspected of killing a drug dealer. Every night he dreams of a chance to make things right. That chance comes when a high-society woman is brutally murdered, her body parts spread all over town. The investigation quickly hits a dead-end…until a late-night caller with too much information contacts Gino. Between the mystery surrounding what she knows and his penchant for helping women in trouble, more than Gino’s curiosity is aroused. He only hopes she’s not the killer. Purchase Links: Amazon 🔗 | Barnes & Noble 🔗 | Goodreads 🔗 GUEST POST: Where Do You Get Your Ideas For Characters? Many people have asked me where I get my ideas for characters. I’m flattered that they ask because they normally do…

Mary’s Song Blog Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 1/2/17)
Children's Books / December 27, 2016

Rockin’ Book Reviews thanks BeachBoundbooks for coordinating a Blog Tour & Giveaway for the children’s adventure book, Mary’s Song by Susan Count. The tour will run December 12, 2016 – January 2, 2017. Be sure to enter the International Giveaway by completing the Rafflecopter at the end of this posting  About the Book Title: Mary’s Song (Dream Horse Adventure Book 1) | Author: Susan Count Genre: Children’s Fiction | Number of Pages: 122 | Publisher: Hast ings Creations Group Release Date: October 20, 2016 Book Description: Mary’s heart breaks over the pending destruction of a beautiful, but damaged filly. When life is not fair, the courageous challenge the obstacles. Twelve-year-old Mary was disabled at the age of four by the same virus that took the life of her mother. While she longs to have a horse of her own, she’s limited to reading horse books. A talented artist, she spends her days on a blanket in the grass sketching the horses at the farm next door. She falls in love with one of the foals and is outraged to learn the filly is considered worthless as it was born lame. Mary befriends and enlists the help of twelve-year-old Laura, whose family owns the…

The Duchess Quest by C.K. Brooke Blog Tour & Excerpts
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / December 23, 2016

              The Duchess Quest (Jordinia #1) by C.K. Brooke Publication Date: October 3, 2014 Publisher:  48fourteen Dainy doesn’t know that she is the lost Duchess of Jordinia, believed to have been assassinated fifteen years ago. Nor does she know that her uncle has implemented an illegal contest to seek her, offering her marriage hand as the reward! Though at odds, three clashing rivals – including a noble giant, a forest dweller and a thieving rake – voyage together by woodland, prairie and sea to recover the lost royal, notwithstanding the assassins and spies at their tail. Soon, young Dainy is swept into a comically complex romantic quadrangle as each suitor competes to capture her heart. Charmingly romantic and bursting with political intrigue, startling twists and vivid characters, readers of romance and fantasy alike will adore this original yet timeless tale of swashbuckling adventure and unlikely love. Acclaim for The Duchess Quest A Shelf Unbound Top 100 Notable Indie Book of 2015 5 Stars by Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews & Awards Contest #1 Kindle eBook in Historical Fantasy (Aug. 2016) Unanimous 4 & 5-star reviews from Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog, Roxy’s Reviews, Paranormal Romance…

The Prehistoric Masters of Art by Elise Wallace Book Review & Giveaway! (ends 1/2/17)
Children's Books / December 22, 2016

Once again Quarto BookPublishing is making this Review/Giveaway possible! (Sorry, this is only for US./Can. Residents) Jurassic Classics: The Prehistoric Masters of Art: Discover art history with a prehistoric twist! by Saskia Lacey Published December 5th 2016 by Walter Foster Jr , Hardcover, 40 pages ISBN:1633221806 (ISBN13: 9781633221802 Synopsis per Goodreads: Using dinosaur mashups as a creative way to introduce art history, The Prehistoric Masters of Art explores the lives of the famous “masters” of our past. Jurassic Classics: The Prehistoric Masters of Art uses prehistoric dinosaur humor to introduce young readers to art history in a fun and inviting new way. The Prehistoric Masters of Art features an assortment of artist bio Using dinosaur mashups as a creative way to introduce art history, The Prehistoric Masters of Art explores the lives of the famous “masters” of our past. Jurassic Classics: The Prehistoric Masters of Art uses prehistoric dinosaur humor to introduce young readers to art history in a fun and inviting new way. The Prehistoric Masters of Art features an assortment of artist biographies, each with a “prehistoric” twist, such as Leonardo da Vilociraptor, Vincent van Guanadon, and Frida Kahlopholus. After a brief “dino” history of each artist, a…

Silverwitch Blitz & International GiveawaY! (ends 1/9/17)
Young Adult Books / December 21, 2016

This sounds like another intriguing read! Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the bottom of this posting! Silverwitch by Tamara Grantham (M.D. Series, The Olive Kennedy) Published by: Crimson Tree Publishing Publication date: December 19th 2016 Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance It’s Faythander’s legend of King Arthur. And it’s not for the faint of heart. Olive Kennedy, Fairy World MD, isn’t ready to go back to work. But when her dragon stepfather shows up on her doorstep with bad news of the world-ending variety, that’s exactly what she’ll have to do. He wants her to stop the elven queen from obtaining seven weapons of King Arthur fame, and he wants her to break into a dragon’s vault to do it. One problem. Silvestra, the silverwitch of Dragon Spine Mountain, guards the weapons. And she’s not willing to give them up. With the help of Kull, her newly reunited, half-crazed Viking boyfriend, she’s hopeful they’ll stand up against the dragon. Plus, she’ll have the help from Kull’s warrior princess sister and a professional thief. But Olive has never had great luck. What starts as a routine quest quickly turns into a life or death fight. And one of her companions won’t make…

GIVEAWAYS GALORE! MIDWINTERS GIVEAWAY HOP! Ends 12/31/16)

Welcome to this wonderful Giveaway Hop with well over a hundred Blogs participating, each offering their own prize! Thank you, BookHounds for presenting this awesome Giveaway Hop! I have THREE awesome physical BOOKS for One Lucky U.S./Can. Winner and TWO books for the International e-copy Winner! This first book is for YA/Adult reading. It is a wonderful Historical fiction offered by an up-coming, talented new author, Ashtyn Newbold! About the book: When Annette Downing and her mischievous little brothers are sent to Kellaway Manor for the summer, she hopes for a relaxing escape. But Annette finds her closeted heart in jeopardy when reunited with the handsome Owen Kellaway, a childhood friend and respected gentlemen. When events come to light that question Owen’s character, Annette reaches the most difficult stalemate yet. After climbing so high, will she fall or take flight at last? https://www.amazon.com/Ashtyn-Newbold/e/B01H8ENCHS/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 About the author: Ashtyn Newbold discovered a love of writing early in high school. Inspired by the propriety of regency period romance, she wrote her first novel at the age of sixteen. The first chapter of this manuscript won first place at a teen writing camp contest. When not crafting handsome historical heroes, she enjoys baking, sewing, and music. She…

Mischief & Manors by Ashtyn Newbold Book Tour- Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books / December 20, 2016

All Historical Fiction fans will truly enjoy this tale of “Mischief”, honor, and a touch of romance and mystery. My thanks goes out to for providing this Book Tour.               About the book: When Annette Downing and her mischievous little brothers are sent to Kellaway Manor for the summer, she hopes for a relaxing escape. But Annette finds her closeted heart in jeopardy when reunited with the handsome Owen Kellaway, a childhood friend and respected gentlemen. When events come to light that question Owen’s character, Annette reaches the most difficult stalemate yet. After climbing so high, will she fall or take flight at last? https://www.amazon.com/Ashtyn-Newbold/e/B01H8ENCHS/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 My Review: When but a young girl, Annette Dawning’s parents were returning home from visiting a friend, had an accident and were killed, leaving her and an toddler and infant son behind, as well. A bitter aunt was left to “care” for them, which was brutal for all. the boys were very young and “fun loving” , often getting them all in trouble. Annette was now beyond the marriageable age of many young women. Without her aunt offering a dowry or providing her with any opportunity of “a Season”,…

GRAND FINALE BLITZ & International Giveaway: Christmas in the Cove by Carol Ross! (ends 12/24/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / December 20, 2016

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Book Tour Grand Finale for Christmas in the Cove By Carol Ross We hope you enjoyed coming along with us for a little suspense and romance set during Christmas in scenic Pacific Cove! If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out now… Launch – Note from the Author I chose to set this book in winter because the hero and heroine, Eli and Aubrey, are both members of the United States Coast Guard. In addition to some of the most dangerous ocean conditions in the world, the Pacific Coast is also known for its wild winter weather. That’s when the most dramatic storms happen. Like their motto states, the Coast Guard is “Always Ready.” And as I discovered in my research, these incredibly brave men and women live by their creed. Even under seemingly impossible to navigate conditions, their courage, skill, and heroism cannot be over-stated. Thoughts of a Blonde – Review “A sweet story about reconnecting with “the one that got away”. Great characters showcasing a close-knit small town with interwoven family and friends.” Katie’s Clean Book Collection – Christmas Eve or Christmas Torture? For the bigger gifts and Santa’s offering, we…

Need a great, unique gift? See Inside: The Dinosaur is it! My Review!
Children's Books / December 19, 2016

If you have someone ages 7 to 15 that you are trying to find a special gift for, “check this out”! Be sure to read my review! See Inside the Dinosaur: An Interactive 3-D Exploration of a Triceratops by Michael Bright Hardcover, 48 pages Published May 10th 2016 by Silver Dolphin Books (first published March 15th 2016) ISBN: 1626865663 (ISBN13: 9781626865662) $21.95 Synopsis per Goodreads: Examine the fascinating body of a Triceratops, one layer at a time, with See Inside the Dinosaur. The innovative and interactive 3-D format allows kids to discover the inner workings of a dinosaur’s body with a transparent model that includes removable bones and organs. The detailed text and full-color illustrations in the 48-page book provide readers with an up-close look Examine the fascinating body of a Triceratops, one layer at a time, with See Inside the Dinosaur. The innovative and interactive 3-D format allows kids to discover the inner workings of a dinosaur’s body with a transparent model that includes removable bones and organs. The detailed text and full-color illustrations in the 48-page book provide readers with an up-close look at how different types of dinosaurs survived in the prehistoric world. Also included is a…

Seasons Within by Lele Iturrioz Book Blitz & Giveaway! (HURRY! ends 12/21/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / December 19, 2016

Seasons Within by Lele Iturrioz (Acorn Publishing) Publication date: December 15th 2016 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Most teenage girls know their name, where they came from, who they are. Not G, a beautiful redhead with unusual markings on her wrist. She gets her name from a silver locket she keeps around her neck, unaware the engraved letter “G” on its front holds the secret to her past. G’s life before the age of six has been a mystery to her. Each night for the last twelve years she’s been haunted by the same nightmare—a war. Horrendous beasts, warriors able to wield the four elements, and a boy who saves her by means of blue fire taunt her memory. But on her eighteenth birthday, G’s life begins to unravel. When she meets her new Chemistry professor, a man with an uncanny resemblance to the boy who saves her, she knows there must be more to her dreams. It’s dangerous not knowing who you are, what you’re capable of, and what future awaits you. Especially when the darkness that slaughtered your entire world, just found you. Goodreads / Amazon EXCERPT: DUST. Everything was covered in dust and ashes. Nádúr Noc, the main…

GRAND FINALE BLITZ & International Giveaway: Catch a Fallen Star by Amy Vastine! (ends 12/23/16)
Adult Books / December 19, 2016

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Book Tour Launch for Catch a Fallen Star By Amy Vastine Sometimes hitting bottom can help you find what the important things in life are. Boone just hopes that Ruby will agree. We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out… Launch – Note from the Author Catch a Fallen Star is the second book in the Grace Note Records series. Readers might remember Boone from the first book, The Girl He Used to Love. Boone gave Dean quite a hard time and was often the reason for Dean’s headaches. I wasn’t sure I could make him into a hero worth rooting for but was up for the challenge. Harlie’s Books – Review “This book is easily the best Heartwarming book that I’ve read all year. . . . Ms. Vastine wrote an emotional yet somehow funny book that tugged at my heart. . . . Overall, I can’t wait for other readers to find this story. It’s perfection when it comes to the Heartwarming line. It’s everything I want and surprised in the end.” Books, Dreams, Life – Excerpt He gave her his trademark grin and lowered his voice,…

Blog tour: ‘Bible Origami’ by Todd Huisken, Interview & International Giveaway!(ends 12/28/16)

This is a fun/unique Book and activity. What better day to present it to all Christians than on Sunday? Either for a teacher’s/parent’s lesson visual aid, or just a fun activity with youth or older children, this is the ideal aid! I Thank the author and… for presenting this review/giveaway opportunity.   About the book: 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 MY REVIEW: I repeat, for a teacher’s/parent’s lesson visual aid, or just a fun activity with youth or older children, this is the ideal aid! Todd has created a illustrated book that with a little effort, even the least adept person can create. Illustrator, Nick Robinson, has effectively drawn the detailed directions out so – along with Todd’s written instructions – younger youth can even follow. The book’s first pages, the author introduces seven different folds. There are five animals/fowls, plus, a serpent, which…

3-Day Release Celebration Blitz & Giveaway: Sky Raiders by Michelle Diener (Adult SciFi/Space Opera) – December 16, 18, & 20 (ends 12/22/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / December 18, 2016

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Welcome to day two of the Release Celebration for Sky Raiders By Michelle Diener Sky Raiders is the first book in Michelle’s new space opera series. If you missed Michelle’s release-day message, go read it HERE, and be sure to come back on Tuesday, December 20th, HERE to read about the how the story came together. Today Michelle is sharing about the the star-crossed lovers in her story, so check that and the giveaway out below… Sky Raiders (Sky Raiders #1)  by Michelle Diener Adult Sci-Fi, Space Opera ebook, 349 Pages December 15th 2016 First they flew their mysterious sky craft through the skies of Barit. Then they started attacking. Finally, they began to raid. Garek’s one year of duty as a guard walking the walls of Garamundo was extended to two when the sky raiders appeared. Two long years away from home and his lover, Taya. When he finally returns, the town is empty. While Garek was protecting Garamundo, the sky raiders were taking their victims from his hometown. Taya can’t bear looking into the night sky. All she can see is Barit, her home planet. Impossibly, the sky raiders have brought her and their other…

“Garden of the Gods” by Stephen J. Stirling – Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books / December 17, 2016

If you enjoyed the Jurassic Park series, you are sure to enjoy this novel with a setting of early 20th century! I give thanks to  for providing this Book Tour opportunity.                 About the book: When big-game hunter Matt Hayden is hired to capture and study a fabled bear-like monster in the Arizona desert, he jumps on the opportunity. But when the beast emerges to defend the native Tonowa tribe, Matt finds himself drawn into the middle of a range war. Caught between the government, a prehistoric beast, and a small Native American tribe, will Matt survive this battle of land, peoples, and morals, and the forgotten spirits who protect them? MY REVIEW: If you enjoy the fantastic, you will certainly enjoy this action-packed novel by Stephen J. Stirling! This literary work brings Jurassic Park together with Indian folklore and injustice. The American Indian, once again receives the “shaft” by the American government. In the early 20th century setting, a sacred place of the Tonowa tribe is discovered to contain a great source of wealth. Greedy men convince the government officials the land resource is needed to aid the war effort. Famous hunter, Matt Hayden, is hired to…

GRAND FINALE BLITZ & Giveaway! A Family Under the Christmas Tree! (ends 12/22/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / December 17, 2016

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Book Tour Launch for A Family Under the Christmas Tree By Terri Reed David and Sophie don’t even know the gift they need to find the most under the Christmas tree this year, but an unexpected meeting between a little boy and Sophie’s dog might lead to just that. We hope you enjoyed coming along with us as we get to know more about their story on this tour! If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out now… Launch – Author Interview 2. What do you hope readers take with them after they’ve read it? I hope readers will see the beauty of letting go of expectations and embracing new circumstances. That sometimes life doesn’t go the way we want and that’s okay because the unexpected sometimes is more than we could have hoped for. Reading Is My SuperPower – Review “A Family Under the Christmas Tree by Terri Reed is sweet and romantic and heartwarming. Troy and Riggs, as well as Sophie’s grandma, add moments of humor and make the story all the more endearing. This is an ideal read for fans of Hallmark Christmas movies or for anyone looking for a…

Catch a Fallen Star Book Tour and Oustanding Giveaway opportunity! (ends 12/23/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / December 16, 2016

I hope to one day to read/review this book…in the meantime, “check out” Vickie’s Review and Stop back by on Sunday and read Shauna’s as well! (Shauna just completed her last final. She has finally got her BA in Communication -and with Honors! We are so proud of your Shauna! ALSO,  be sure to enter the Rafflecopter aat the end of this posing for your chances to in the awesome Giveaway!   On Tour with Prism Book Tours.   Catch a Fallen Star (Grace Note Records #2) by Amy Vastine Adult Contemporary Romance Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages December 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming He’s got to save his career—and himself Hitting rock bottom has landed country star Boone Williams in the middle of his worst nightmare: a recording studio on a horse therapy farm hours away from Nashville. He has no interest in dealing with his problems or writing a new album. And he’s definitely not interested in the gorgeous, feisty mom of one of Helping Hooves’s young clients. She doesn’t even know who he is! But his record label is one tabloid story from cutting him loose, and Boone can’t seem to turn around without bumping into…

 The Elf by Max Dune Book Blitz & International Giveaway! (ends 1/9/17)
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / December 16, 2016

This sounds like an approach and twist YA would enjoy! BE SURE TO ENTER THE OUTSTANDING INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY BY USING THE RAFFLECOPTER TO ENTER! The Elf by Max Dune Publication date: October 18th 2016 Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Young Adult This Christmas…it’s war.  Grab your weapon and join the fight in this modern Santa Claus retelling with a dark twist. Fans of Guardians of the Galaxy and Avatar will be riveted by The Elf‘s action, humor and romance! Elves are dying in the North Pole, and none of their scientists can find a cure. They believe it’s a virus, unleashed by a powerful enemy. All signs point to Jack Frost, who’s been biding his time from afar. Watching. Waiting. Plotting. One brave elf, to save his kind, will venture out to meet evil in the eye. But he uncovers a mystery more dangerous than he could have ever imagined. Now Lucian must join a group of warriors and fight. Fuego; a flame-wielding pyro. Tiktok; a brilliant bomb expert, Yuriko; a deadly ninja assassin. And Bullets; a hot-headed gun aficionado. These unlikely heroes must learn to work together and defeat the rising evil. Or Christmas will soon be lost…forever. Goodreads / Amazon…

Welcome to this Book Tour/International Giveaway for CHRISTMAS IN THE COVE by Carol Ross! (ends 12/24/16)
Adult Books / December 15, 2016

Although the setting of this story is at Christmastime and has a brief portion pertaining to Christmas Celebrations, it is more of a Romantic Suspense Mystery novel, great for all YA & Adult audiences. Be certain you enter the International Giveaway, at the end of this posting, for yoou own copy oif his book PLUS a $50. Amazon Gift Card!  On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Christmas in the Cove by Carol Ross Adult Contemporary Romance Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages December 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming A DEA stealth mission has brought coast guard Lt. Commander Eli Pelletier home. But when he ends up aiding rescue swimmer Aubrey Wynn during her own harrowing mission, powerful emotions reignite between them. Except Aubrey doesn’t want Eli’s protection. She wants answers. Twelve years ago, Eli broke up with Aubrey without telling her the real reason he was leaving Pacific Cove. How can he try for a second chance if he’s forced to deceive her again? Amid suspected drug trafficking and a sabotaged Christmas contest, Eli must find a way to regain Aubrey’s trust without compromising his career or endangering the woman he loves. Goodreads│Amazon│Barnes & Noble│Harlequin MY REVIEW: I, literally, could…

GRAND FINALE BLITZ & International Giveaway! The Secret He Keeps by Julieann Dove (ends 12/18/16)
Adult Books / December 14, 2016

This is an Adult Contemporary Romance…Definitely not for younger “eyes”. Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway at the end of this posting! On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Book Tour Grand Finale for The Secret He Keeps By Julieann Dove Dane has loved Rachel for years and is hoping that one day she will figure that out. We hope you enjoyed finding out more about their story! If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out… Launch – Note from the Author I am especially excited for this book release because it was the very first book I composed when I took to the leap to becoming an author. The original idea has been tossed and turned and eventually manifested into something completely different from where it began. Linda’s Book Bag – The Setting and Characters The setting takes place in Mystic, Connecticut. This is a place my family visits once a year. As you may know, the movie, Mystic Pizza took place there. It was Julia Roberts’ first real acting gig, I believe. I absolutely love that movie, so I thought, ‘what about another story that originates from there?’ And there I had it. Bottles & Books Reviews –…

GRAND FINALE BLITZ & INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY! This is Not a Werewolf Story by Sandra Evans (ENDS 12/16/16)
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / December 14, 2016

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Book Tour Launch for This is Not a Werewolf Story By Sandra Evans We hope you enjoyed coming along with us for some fun mixed with mystery at this boarding school where everything isn’t quite what it seems! If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out now… Launch – Author Interview 2. What do you hope readers take with them after they’ve read it? I hope readers will want to visit Whidbey Island and Fort Casey. I hope they’ll think about the importance of preserving our national parks and the animals that seek refuge there. I hope some kids will feel reassured that even if your family isn’t 100% normal and maybe your parents and the people taking care of you aren’t doing a great job 100% of the time, that you’ll be okay, that you’ll find your people eventually, and that sometimes they are already around you. Also that, yes, we change. We change all the time, but part of us stays the same. So don’t be afraid to grow up. You’ll still be there when you get there. The Silver Dagger Scriptorium – Newsletter, Page 1 Wishful Endings – Review & Newsletter,…

The French Impressionist Blog Tour and Giveaway! (ends 12/22/16)
Young Adult Books / December 14, 2016

This sounds like a wonderful book for youth! Be sure to read the Guest Post, too! U.S./Can Residents, be sure to enter the super Giveaway at the end of this posting. The French Impressionist  Rebecca Bischoff Publication date: December 6th 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Rosemary is fifteen and gloriously free, on her own for the very first time. Part of an exchange program for aspiring artists, she arrives in sunny southern France with a single goal: she doesn’t plan to leave, ever.  She wants a new life, a new family, and a new identity. But her situation, crafted from lies big and small, is precarious. Desperate to escape haunting images from her past and a stage one helicopter parent, Rosemary struggles to hide her lack of artistic talent and a communication disorder that has tormented her all her life. She believes her dream of a new start will come true, until she unwittingly finds herself enveloped in a decades-old mystery that threatens to ruin her only chance for success.  Determined to stay, Rosemary must choose whether or not she’ll tell the biggest lie of all, even if it means destroying the life of someone she cares about. Dramatic, heartwarming, and…

RELEASE DAY BLITZ for Cameleon Assaassin by B.R.Kingsolver!
Adult Books / December 12, 2016

Hosted by: Ultimate Fantasy Book Tours Book Title: Chameleon Assassin; Author Name: B.R. Kingsolver Genre: Urban Fantasy, science fiction, post-apocalyptic dystopian Blurb: Libby is a mutant, one of the top burglars and assassins in the world. For a price, she caters to executives’ secret desires. Eliminate your corporate rival? Deliver a priceless art masterpiece or necklace? Hack into another corporation’s network? Libby’s your girl. Climate change met nuclear war, and humanity lost. The corporations stepped in, stripping governments of power. Civilization didn’t end, but it became less civilized. There are few rules as corporations jockey for position and control of assets and markets. The corporate elite live in their walled estates and skyscraper apartments while the majority of humanity supplies their luxuries. On the bottom level, the mutants, the poor, and the criminals scramble every day just to survive.   Buy Links:  Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N2NVWP5 Author Bio: I made silver and turquoise jewelry for almost a decade, ended up in nursing school, then took a master’s in business. Along the way I worked in construction, as a newspaper editor, a teacher, and somehow found a career working with computers. As to my other interests, I love the outdoors, especially the Rocky…

A Family Under the Christmas tree Book Tour & Interntional Giveaway! (ends 12/22/16)
Adult Books , Uncategorized , Young Adult Books / December 12, 2016

U../Can. residents, be sure to enter the extra special part of the Giveaway with the Rafflecopter at the end of the Author’s BIO! On Tour with Prism Book Tours. A Family Under the Christmas Tree by Terri Reed Inspirational Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 340 pages October 4th 2016 by Howard Books In this heartwarming tale set during the Christmas season, a single father and a fashion photographer are brought together by a young boy and a mischievous Bernese mountain dog—but first they must learn to set aside their differences if they are willing to let their relationship bloom. David Murphy never knew much about kids. But when his brother dies unexpectedly, David is granted custody of his six-year-old nephew, Troy, who he’s only seen once a year since he was born. He already has his hands full running his business, and he has no idea how to help the grieving boy. When Troy runs off one day, David finds him at a park playing with an adorable and rambunctious Bernese mountain dog—who leads him to Sophie. Sophie Griffith has spent her life travelling around the world as a photojournalist. She has never stayed in one place for long, and…

We are revealing the cover for Obsidian Sky by Amy Braun!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / December 12, 2016

Welcome to this Cover Reveal! This is the  final book of the Dark Sky Series! Obsidian Sky (Dark Sky #3) by Amy Braun Publication date: February 7th 2017 Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy, Young Adult The final struggle against the Hellions has arrived. A trapped engineer and a desperate marauder scramble to fight an enemy with unspeakable power on its side. Time is running out, and one world will be destroyed… After sacrificing herself to save the lives of her friends and family, Claire Abernathy struggles to outwit her Hellion captors. They torment and terrify her into working on a weapon with the sole purpose of obliterating the world, friends, and love she has struggled to save. If Claire has any chance of saving those she loves, she must delve deeper into the Hellion world, and witness nightmares she could never imagine. In Westraven, Sawyer Kendric is desperate to find the woman he loves. To do so, he must finally embrace his family’s atrocious past and heal the wounds it has caused. He will be forced to make new allies, uncover secrets that change all he knows, and find the courage to lead a ragtag crew into the darkest, deadliest battle of their…

The Secret Billionaire Blitz & GIVEAWAY! (ENDS 12/22/16)
Adult Books , Uncategorized / December 12, 2016

Welcome to this Book Blitz! Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway at the end of this posting! The Secret Billionaire Teymour Shahabi Publication date: September 26th 2016 Genres: Mystery, Young Adult March 24. Billionaire Lyndon Surway takes off in his private plane and never returns. His will leaves the entirety of his wealth—one of the largest fortunes in history—to his “dear friend Lucian Baker.” Only there is no trace of anyone by that name. And the fortune itself is nowhere to be found. Andrew Day knows nothing of wealth and privilege, but he won a scholarship to study at the most exclusive school in the country, in the town where the mystery, decades later, remains unsolved. There he discovers friendship and danger with the aristocratic Cameron and the beautiful Olivia. But watchful eyes follow him everywhere… Until, one night, he comes across a secret that will change his life. As he begins to unravel what really happened to the Surway fortune, the question remains: who is Lucian Baker? Winner: Northern California Book Festival, Best Young Adult Book, 2016 Winner: Great Midwest Book Festival, Best Young Adult Book, 2016 Goodreads / Amazon Teymour Talks About The First Review of His…

Woman At The Well Book Tour, Interview & Giveaway!(ends 1/ 6/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / December 12, 2016

This is an amazing woman and author! Be sure to read my Interview with her as well as the rest of the posting. Be sure to enter the International Giveaway by completing the Raffle copter at the end of the Interview. I thank iReadsBook Tours for providing this Tour and Giveaway. Book Description: Are you ready for a rigorous spiritual bootcamp? This 4-week intensive Bible Study is about a journey of self discovery. One that will incite and ignite something amazing and wonderful in you. This is the story of how one person’s transformation can create a massive wave of change for Jesus Christ in the world. Buy the Bible Study:  Amazon Buy the Leader Guide: Amazon   Book Trailer: Author’s Bio: Rachel was born in Dayton Ohio to a already large family of 5. She was the baby of the family, and literally about killed her Mother on her entrance into the world. Rachel was the 5th child to a school teacher and truck driver and soon found herself as a child of a single Mom of 5 who was forced to work 3 jobs to support her children. So Rachel is no stranger to seeing and living what…

It’s Here! The Inteview, Reviews; Giveaway you have been waiting for! Dorothea Jensen & Books! (ends 12/21/16)

Dorothea has so generously provided her books for former Hops and Giveaway and NOW YOU GET TO MEET HER in our Interview PLUS she is offerin YOUR CHOICE of a FREE “Izzy” Book if you are chosen the International Winner! (Print-U.S./Can. OR e-copy International) Read my reviews and Interview with this very talented author then be sure to enter the International Giveaway at the end of this posting for chances to WIN you OWN FREE COPY of one of the Izzy Books! Book 1: Tizzy, the Christmas Shelf Elf received the prestigious Mom’s Choice (Award, in the Juvenile Level I (Ages 5-8 Years), e-book category, honoring “the best in family-friendly media.”) Synopsis Naughty Owen and Alex sneak downstairs early on Christmas morning before their parents are up and open one of the big presents from Santa. They are disappointed to find that it is a bookshelf filled with books – not the electronic games they were hoping for. Their disappointment turns to amazement and concern, however, when they find Tizzy, one of Santa’s elves, has been packed inside the bookshelf by mistake. Tizzy, desperate to get back to the North Pole, points out that Santa’s sleigh is powered by the imaginations…

RELEASE DAY for COMPLEX: DEATH’S ECHO bt RACHEL M.RAITHBY!
Adult Books / December 10, 2016

A Lone Planet. One Complex. Unlimited Chaos.   Deaths Echo – The Complex  By Rachel M Raithby The Complex Book Series. Genre: Science/Fantasy Romance Blurb After a brutal war between Humans and Metas, an uneasy truce is declared in the Seldova solar system. After the treaty signing, the Complex is created on the lone planet, Lorn—a blended community of Humans and Metas, all sent to test the waters of a more peaceful existence between the two races. Living in a domed society can only mean one thing for the Humans and Metas. Chaos. Reviled banshee Aqulla Dayshon sees death, feels the last moments of a victim’s life and senses the echoes they leave behind. They call for vengeance, and she is helpless to deny their cries, to deny her very nature. Intra Jaylon Rowe is the law within the Complex. When a series of murders hit the community, he enlists Aqulla’s help. But solving the murders won’t be easy. Boundaries will be pushed, and rules broken. And as lines are crossed and passion ignites, a banshee’s call will scream. Death is here, and it wants them all. [Quote]He wants coffee, she thought, feeling detached. Give him death, the voice whispered…

DO YOU LOVE BOOKS? 62 Books to WIN!BIG BOX OF BOOKS GIVEAWAY! (ends 12/23/16)

Join in the FUN! Enter to WIN This BIG BOX OF PAPERBACKS! Welcome to the #PNR and #UF Giveaway Party! Who’s ready for a giveaway you can get your hands on? A bunch of authors got together to bring your this Big Box of Paperbacks Giveaway! One lucky winner is going to win SIXTY-TWO (62) Paperback Books! How’s that for an epic Book-Lover’s Prize?! If you are a fan of Urban Fantasy, Dystopian Fiction, or Paranormal/SciFi Romance, you’re going to want to get in on this! The best part is that even if you don’t win, you’ll be subscribed to the sponsoring authors newsletters for a chance to grab some freebies, snag some special offers, and enter more giveaways! — Here are a couple of sneak peeks! Excerpt from Foxblood: A Brush with the Moon by Raquel Lyon The funeral was a typically sombre affair, alive with soggy tissues and streaky make-up. I stood at the back, letting the vicar’s voice wash over me, and spent the whole time staring at the flower-laden coffin, wondering if the lid would suddenly flip up and a fanged monster would escape to reap its vengeance on the congregation. Unsurprisingly, it didn’t happen, and as…

Cover Reveal!Guilded Cage by Sherry D. Ficklin!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / December 9, 2016

Another Great Cover Reveal! The Gilded Cage by Sherry D. Ficklin (A Canary Club Novella) Publication date: December 1st 2016 Genres: Historical, Young Adult Masie, the flaxen-haired daughter of notorious boot-legger Dutch Schultz, returns home from boarding school to find her family in crisis. Her mother is dangerously unstable, her father’s empire is on the brink of ruin, and the boy she once loved has become a ruthless killer for hire. To keep her family’s dangerous secrets Masie is forced into a lie that will change the course of her future—and leave her trapped in a gilded cage of her own making. As she watches her world fall apart, Masie must decide whether to take her place in the hierarchy, or spread her wings, leaving the people she loves, and the life she despises, far behind her. Two worlds collide in Gatsby era New York, in a time of dazzling speakeasies and vicious shoot-outs, of gritty gangsters and iridescent ingénues, where not everything that sparkles is gold. *This is the first of the Canary Club series and is a short story introduction into the forthcoming novels. Add to Goodreads / Website Author Bio: Sherry is a full time writer from…

Ocean of Stars by Belle Malory COVER REVEAL!
Young Adult Books / December 9, 2016

Welcome to this Cover Reveal for … Ocean of Stars by Belle Malory (Twelfth Keeper #3) Publication date: January 7th 2017 Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult One keeper down. Eleven to go. Kennedy Mitchell has just survived an alien attack, but at what cost? The world still isn’t safe. The keepers still aren’t strong enough to defend it. The people still have no idea how much is at stake. The Department of Extraterrestrials is planning an important mission, one that means seeking the help of another planet in order to save theirs. Kennedy is reluctant to leave at such a critical time, but her role in the mission is essential to its success. With everyone she loves still at risk, she’s willing to do anything to find the key to survival. Even if that means crossing the universe. Add to Goodreads Previous books in the series: Author Bio: I don’t consider myself a writer. I’m a storyteller. My two great loves are books and coffee. If it weren’t for books, my heart wouldn’t feel as full. And if it weren’t for coffee, I wouldn’t know what mornings are. That being said, the guy at Starbucks knows me well. He…

Guide Me Home by Kim Vogel Sawyer – Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / December 8, 2016

        About Guide Me Home Product Details 352 pages | Published by WaterBrook On Sale Date: Aug 2, 2016 Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 Working as a guide in Mammoth Cave might allow Rebekah the chance to bring joy back to her family. But will the cave claim more than it gives?After tragedy leaves its mark on Rebekah Hardin’s family, she plans to help her parents and six siblings honor her beloved brother’s memory and alleviate their poverty by working as a guide in the dangerous cave system. Kentucky’s renowned Mammoth Cave presents profitable opportunities for hardworking, capable men. But Rebekah is determined and if it means presenting herself as a himself, then she’s up to the job. Under the wing of experienced guide Tolly Sanford, “Reb” begins to learn the complexities of the cave. The two are joined by an aspiring young cartographer, Devlin Bale. The university student has traveled to the hill country to map tunnels—not to fall for a girl in disguise. Can the God who designed miles of underground astonishment shape Devlin’s ambitious plans and free Reb from the weight of her past? Sneak Peek Click Here to download the first chapter of Guide Me Home by Kim…

Bad Road to NowhereBook Blast and Giveaway! (ends 12/14/16)
Adult Books / December 8, 2016

Welcome to this Blog Tour and Book Blast for this suspenseful novel of “Bad Road to Nowhere” by Linda Ladd Book Details: Genre: Thriller, Suspense Published by: Lyrical Underground Publication Date: December 6th 2016 Number of Pages: 300 ISBN: 9781601838568 Series: A Will Novak Novel, #1 Synopsis: Bad Memories Not many people know their way through the bayous well enough to find Will Novak’s crumbling mansion outside New Orleans. Not that Novak wants to talk to anyone. He keeps his guns close and his guard always up. Bad Sister Mariah Murray is one selfish, reckless, manipulative woman, the kind Novak would never want to get tangled up with. But he can’t say no to his dead’s wife sister. Bad Vibes When Mariah tells him she wants to rescue a childhood friend, another Aussie girl gone conveniently missing in north Georgia, Novak can’t turn her down. She’s hiding something. But the pretty little town she’s targeted screams trouble, too. Novak knows there’s a trap waiting. But until he springs it, there’s no telling who to trust… Purchase Links: Amazon 🔗 | Barnes & Noble 🔗 | Goodreads 🔗 Read an excerpt: Will Novak swung a leg over the starboard gunwale of his sailboat, got…

Spotlight Book Tour for Silence Interrupted by Sania Shaikh.
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / December 7, 2016

Welcome to Silence Interrupted Spotlight Blog Tour presented by Book Description: Two months before Troye Saavedra’s senior year of high school, his father’s drinking problem skyrockets. When Troye’s parents make an impulsive move to Georgia in order to “help” him finish high school on a positive note, he is forced to leave behind everything he knows. Things couldn’t get worse for Troye. That is, until he meets three enigmatic teenagers: Adelaide, an independent violinist with radical ideas; Zaidan, fiercely loyal and always funny; and Arabella, a girl who harbors secret struggles. Together, the four friends try to pick up the jagged pieces of their lives without getting hurt themselves. An insightful tale of perseverance, Silence Interrupted is a young adult novel about the beauty and peril of traversing the world as a teenager. Buy the Book:  Amazon‘ Author’s Bio: Sania Shaikh is a junior at Cambridge High School. Inspired to write from a young age, she worked on Silence Interrupted, her debut novel, starting in eighth grade. Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook  

Mr. Match by J.A. Huss Blitz & $250. International G.C. Giveaway! (ends 12/11/16)
Adult Books / December 7, 2016

BEWARE: THIS IS STRICTLY ADULT! Mr. Match  by JA Huss (Mister Series, #5) Publication date: December 7th 2016 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance Oliver Shrike thinks ahead. He likes to make lists and tick off boxes. He plans, he plots, and he’s got everything under control. Until one day he sees my videos on his dating site. The private erotic videos I make just for him. When I’m looking at the camera I can practically see his face. Hear the internal arguments. Feel his desire. Because I’m that kind of woman. You should delete my videos, Oliver Shrike. It’s your job to keep that dating site on the up and up. But you don’t, do you? You watch them. You get off to them. You crave them. Every week I make a new one with you in mind. I’ve hooked you now, Mr. Match. You’ve been in control for way too long and this is where it ends. The Mister Series Mr. Perfect Mr. Romantic Mr. Corporate Mr. Mysterious Mr. Match Goodreads / Amazon / Barne & Noble / iBooks / Kobo— EXCERPT: I stand in front of the tub, each of the three cameras already recording, and shrug the details…

Cat in the Flock by Lisa Brunette BLAST & Giveaway! (ends 12/13/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / December 6, 2016

Welcome to  Cat in the Flock by Lisa Brunette December 6, 2016 Book Blast  & on Tour March 1-30, 2017 Book Details: Genre: Mystery Published by: Sky Harbor Press Publication Date: December 27th 2014 Number of Pages: 197 ISBN: 0986237701 (ISBN13: 9780986237706) Series: Dreamslippers #1 Synopsis: A sexy murder-mystery with a spiritual edge. For most people, dreams are a way to escape reality. But for Cat McCormick, they’re a way to get closer to the truth. Cat can ‘slip’ into other people’s dreams. After graduating college with a degree in criminal justice but little in the way of real-life experience, Cat moves from the Midwest to Seattle to apprentice with her Granny Grace, who shares the ability. Granny uses dreamslipping as a private investigator, and Cat plans to follow in her footsteps. But forced to take work as a security guard, Cat discovers a mother and daughter on the run. Following the clues, she goes undercover in a Midwestern megachurch, where she finds redemption and goodwill amidst repression, hypocrisy, and murder. Praise: “A fascinating tale of mystery, romance, and what one woman’s dreams are made of. Brunette will keep you awake far into the night.” — Mary Daheim, bestselling author…

Book Tour & Giveaway for Dreaming Sophia by Melissa Muldoon! (ends 12/24/16)
Adult Books , Uncategorized / December 6, 2016

  Welcome to Dreaming Sophia Book Tour and Awesome Giveaway. If you want a different type of read, balancing against reality and fantasy, with a splash of Italy, this is the book for you! I thank Italy Book tours    for presenting this Book Tour and Giveaway, open Internationally! Be sure to enter with the Rafflecopter at the end of this posting. Book Description: Dreaming Sophia is a magical look into Italy, language, art, and culture. It is a story about turning dreams into reality and learning to walk the fine line between fact and fantasy. When tragedy strikes, Sophia finds herself alone in the world, without direction and fearful of loving again. With only her vivid imagination to guide her, she begins a journey that will take her from the vineyards in Sonoma, California to a grad school in Philadelphia and, eventually, to Italy: Florence, Lucca, Rome, Verona, Venice, and Val d’Orcia. Through dreamlike encounters, Sophia meets Italian personalities—princes, poets, duchesses, artists, and film stars— who give her advice to help put her life back together. Following a path that takes her from grief to joy, she discovers the source of her creativity and learns to love again, turning…

Enter Here for a “December to Remember Giveaway Hop” (ends 12/120/16)!

This could be your December to Remember by WINNING BIG! You have Three Big Opportunities! FIRST, you can enter the Grand Giveaway right here on my site now! SECONDLY, You can enter to win the Three awesome items I have listed below, and THIRDLY, You can clink on the links of Forty-Four other participating Blogs! Welcome to the December to Remember Giveaway Hop brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers! Hosted By: Mama Smith’s and Women and Their Pretties Co-Hosted By: Mystery Shopping Teacher & Everyday Life Sponsored By: EatSmart CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO ENTER TO WIN THE GRAND PRIZE GRAND PRIZE: EatSmart Bathroom Scale The EatSmart Precision Digital Body Analyzer is not your ordinary bathroom scale because it quickly and easily measures weight, body fat, body water, body muscle and bone mass using electrode technology. This scale is perfect for individuals who are serious about taking control of their health. The Precision Digital Body Analyzer Scale stores up to 8 different users’ personal profiles and will be able to recognize these users as soon as they step onto the scale. This auto recognition software makes it simple to operate, since all you have to do is stand…

The Clothing Mogul Blitz & Giveaway! (ends 12/15/16)
Adult Books / December 5, 2016

This is DEFINITELY ADULT ONLY! Trillionaire Boys’ Club: The Clothing Mogul Aubrey Parker Publication date: December 6th 2016 Genres: New Adult, Romance “You have to fall in love,” Alyssa suggests. And then, because she’s my publicist, she adds the key word: “Publicly.” My name is Ashton Moran, and I’m CEO of the $2.2 billion Hurricane Apparel company. You’d think that’d be enough, but it’s not. Not for Alyssa. She says my public image sucks. She says my being a womanizer is hurting Hurricane’s brand. So she found this girl, Jenna, who I’m supposed to pretend I’m in love with for the press. I’m not supposed to sleep with any other women for as long as this farce goes on. Only with Jenna — if she’s into it, which she will be. I understand what Alyssa is trying to do by making Hurricane more “family friendly,” but … Me? In love? With only one woman? There’s no way this is going to work. The Clothing Mogul is part of the Trillionaire Boys’ Club series by Aubrey Parker. Each book tells the story of one of the Club’s powerful members … and you’re going to want to collect them all. Goodreads /…

Are You Running Out of Money? Enter “Just in the Nick of Time $250 GIVEAWAY”! (ends 12/22/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / December 5, 2016

WELCOME to the “Just in the Nick of Time – $250 Christmas Cash Giveaway” December 5th to 22nd! Enter with the Rafflecopter at the end of this posting 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 Lori’s Reading Corner J.L. Weil Author Mary Ting Heather Gray Literary Winner Coupons and Freebies Mom Caroline Clemmons Krysten Lindsay Hager author Here We Go Again…Ready? Simple Wyrdings Kindle and Me Lucy McConnell Jeanette Lewis Cindy Roland Anderson Cami Checketts Maureen’s Musings Kimberley Montpetit Confessions of a Frugal Mind Glistering: B’s Blog Rockin’ Book Reviews Jennifer Youngblood Author Cindy C Bennett Diana’s Book Reviews Author Ednah WAlters Raye Wagner Giveaway Details $250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon.com eGift Card Ends 12/22/16 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal or gift codes via Amazon.com. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you….

GRAND FINALE BLITZ & Giveaway: Love for All Seasons by Stacy Henrie! (ends 12/8/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / December 3, 2016

Book Tour Grand Finale & Giveaway for Love for All Seasons By Stacy Henrie! On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Love is something that is perfect for every season of the year. We hope you enjoyed finding out more about this newest novella collection set during each of the four seasons. If you missed any of the excerpts or review, go back and check them out now… Launch – Note from the Author In these four novellas – one for each season of the year – you’ll meet four couples who overcome a myriad of obstacles to love with faith and determination. Each story takes place in a different time period and setting, one that I felt really showcased that particular season. Katie’s Clean Book Collection – Review “I love this author’s writing style and loved how well the novellas came together into stories that felt complete. For as much as I complain about certain seasons (namely winter because I hate being freezing cold all of the time…and maybe autumn because right now, I’m pretty tired of raking leaves), I LOVE having seasons. There are things that I love about each and every one and having a sweet story set in each season is truly…

Santa’s Coming to Town Giveaway Hop! You won’t want to miss this! (ends 12/18/16)

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Santa’s Coming to Town Giveaway Hop hosted by Karen’s Got Mail & Capturing the Moment! We have teamed up with a fantastic group of bloggers to share some awesome giveaways with our readers. Be sure to hop around to the participating blogs listed below and enter some fabulous giveaways, all of which are worth a minimum of $25! I HAVE WONDERFUL GIFTS PROVIDED BY WONDERFUL PEOPLE IN THE MEDIA INDUSTRY! The first book is a on-fiction for pre-teens and early teens. it is one especially needed during this Holiday season.                ◊~~ ∞~~◊~~ ∞~~◊~~ ∞~~◊~~ ∞~~◊~~ ∞~~◊~~ ∞~~◊ This is provided by STRATEGIES Literary Public Relations www.strategiespr.com Does Someone in Your Life Drink Too Much? Do Drugs? Does Their Addiction Often Make You Feel Unsafe? Do You Wonder if You Might Someday Be Like Them? My Dad Is an Alcoholic, What about Me?: A Pre-Teen Guide to Conquering  Addictive Genes by Marc & Lianna Treitler Paperback 146 pages ; $9.99 Publisher: Red Rosebud Foundation (July 20, 2016)  Language: English ISBN-10: 0997426306 | ISBN-13: 978-0997426304 Synopsis per Amazon:   Marc grew up in a family of addicts. Eventually he, too, became an alcoholic. His kids struggled to understand…

Book tour & Giveaway for SILVER RIVER SECRETS!(ends 12/12/16)
Adult Books / December 3, 2016

As far as I am concerned, there are never too many “clean” romance stories for me! Join us in this Book Tour and Review by Vickie! On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Silver River Secrets by Linda Hope Lee Adult Contemporary Romance Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages December 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming Tragedy made them strangers. The truth could change that… Lacey Morgan’s grandmother is the only reason she has to ever set foot in Silver River. Her hometown is populated with too many ghosts and memories. Too many painful reminders. Including Rory Dalton. In all her brief visits over the past ten years, they’ve barely spoken. Locked on opposite sides of the tragedy that tore their lives apart, they buried their feelings along with their parents. But this trip is different. She will stay a little longer. Dig a little deeper. And try to solve the mystery that has kept them from the truth…and each other. Goodreads│Amazon│Barnes & Noble│Harlequin Review by Vickie: This book did a good job of capturing and holding my attention.  I really enjoyed the story.  I like the characters a lot and thought they were well-developed.  I could easily visualize each character and…

 Snowed by Maria Alexander blitz & Giveaway! (ends 12/15/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / December 3, 2016

This definitely looks interesting! Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter for the Giveaway at the end of this posting. Snowed by Maria Alexander Publication date: November 2nd 2016 Genres: Fantasy, Mystery, Young Adult Charity Jones is a 16-year-old engineering genius who’s much-bullied for being biracial and a skeptic at her conservative school in Oak County, California. Everything changes when Charity’s social worker mother brings home a sweet teen runaway named Aidan to foster for the holidays. Matched in every way, Charity and Aidan quickly fall in love. But it seems he’s not the only new arrival: Charity soon finds the brutally slain corpse of her worst bully and she gets hard, haunting evidence that the killer is stalking Oak County. As she and her Skeptics Club investigate this death and others, they find at every turn the mystery only grows darker and more deadly. One thing’s for certain: there’s a bloody battle coming this holiday season that will change their lives – and human history – forever. Will they be ready? Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble  — SNEAK A PEEK AT CHAPTER 3: I can hear Mom and Dad chatting in the living room, asking questions. Another softer…

A Buss From Lafayette Review + International Giveaway! (ends 12/19/16)

Welcome to this Review/Giveaway  for… A Buss from Lafayette by Dorothea Jensen Paperback, 266 pages Published April 22nd 2016 by BQB Publishing ISBN 1939371902 (ISBN13: 9781939371904) Edition Language English Synopsis per Goodreads Fourteen-year-old Clara Hargraves lives on a farm in Hopkinton, a small New Hampshire town, during the 19th century. She has a couple of big problems. First of all, she has a stepmother, Priscilla, who used to be her spinster schoolteacher aunt. Clara, still grieving for her mother, resents that her late mother’s older sister has not only married her father but is about to have a baby. To make matters worse, “Prissy Priscilla” keeps trying to make the rambunctious, clever, and witty Clara act like a proper young lady. Secondly, Clara has red hair, making her a target for teasing by a handsome older boy, Dickon Weeks, and by her pretty seventeen-year-old Dread Cousin Hetty. Clara, however, has a secret plan she hopes will change this. During the last week of June, 1825, Clara’s town is abuzz because the famous General Lafayette is about to visit their state during his farewell tour of America. In those eventful seven days, Clara learns a lot about her family, Hetty, Dickon,…

MORE GIVEAWAYS! Books That Need More Attention Giveaway Hop! (ends 12/16/16)

ANOTHER EXCITING GIVEWAY HOP IS HERE! My site is offering Two Drawings… One International & One U.S./Can.! This one is hosted by  StuckInBooks.com ONE Lucky U.S./Can Winner will receive ALL FOUR PRINT BOOKS offered below!  ONE Lucky International Winner wil receive ALL FOUR e-books below! The first book is offered by STRATEGIES Literary Public Relations www.strategiespr.com …. It is a legal thriller you are sure to enjoy! Book Details: Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Regalia Publishing, LLC (October 1, 2016) Language: English ISBN-10: 0990543439 ISBN-13: 978-0990543435 Jack Adams is as disciplined as they come. And at age 35, he has earned the trust of his mentor and boss and been handed a delicate case for the daughter a major client. If he handles this right, his partnership is all but guaranteed. After he wins a big hearing, Jack sees the finish line in sight. But his case takes an unexpected turn when his client has other plans. Seduced and manipulated, Jack struggles to unravel the truth while he is forced to fight for his job, his law license, and even his freedom. Jack Adams is as disciplined as they come. And at age 35, he has earned the trust of his mentor and boss…

Falling For The Girl Next Door Book Tour & Giveaway! (HURRY ends at midnight!)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / December 2, 2016

Book Title: Falling for the Girl Next Door (Creative HeArts, #5; Sloane and Tru, #2) Author: Tera Lynn Childs Published by Entangled Teen Release Day: November 14, 2016 Genre: YA Contemporary Romance Sloane Whitaker never expected to like living in Texas, but after a few months in the Lone Star State, she has to admit she likes the food, the school, and the boy next door. What she doesn’t like is the fact that half her family is still back in New York. Convincing her dad to relocate to Texas requires making their upcoming visit as perfect as possible. The perfect dinner, the perfect daughter…with the perfect boyfriend. But when her not-so-perfect boyfriend Tru Dorsey is suddenly not-so-available, Sloane has to find another dad-impressing guy to show off at dinner. Tru himself suggests enlisting the help of a fake boyfriend, but the reality of another guy with Sloane on his arm might be more than Tru can manage. Add in a mysterious blackmailer and a divided family, and Sloane and Tru’s relationship might not be able to handle the heat. Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a bad boy next door, the good girl who snags his heart, and…

The Adventures of Natalie Bloom Blitz & Giveaways! (ends 12/6/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / December 2, 2016

The Adventures of Natalie Bloom Brooke Stanton (Bloom Sisters, #2) Publication date: December 2nd 2016 Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance Natalie’s dreams are about to come true. She’s found the perfect spot for her new restaurant and a perfect business partner to make it happen – gorgeous Luke Hawker – until she discovers things are not as they seem. Luke has run off with her money, leaving her dreams crumbling around her. With Max Euston – her friend and secret crush -alongside her, Natalie must race against the clock to find Luke and get the money back before it’s too late. With twists and turns, Natalie won’t know who to trust (or love) until the very last page. Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / iBooks Here are some bonuses if you buy the book between Dec 2and Dec 6: 1: 75% off the retail price 2: entrance into an exclusive giveaway for a $50 Amazon Gift Card 3: A FREE, advanced copy of The Downfall of Catie Bloom The bonuses will be available in the table of contents under Bonus when you buy the eBook. — Q&A with Brooke Stanton Tell us a little about yourself. When…

Fantastic Giveaways Just Keep Coming! $300. Holiday Cash Giveaway! (ends 12/21/16)
Uncategorized / December 1, 2016

Enter for your chance to win a $300 Amazon Gift Code or $300 in Paypal Cash!! $300 Holiday Cash Giveaway – December 1st to 21st 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 Kimber Leigh Wheaton Heather Gray Author Dorothy Dreyer Lori’s Reading Corner Simple Wyrdings Every Free Chance Books Jennifer Bardsley Author Melissa Wright Coupons and Freebies Mom Author Crystal Marcos Laurie Here – Cont Fiction and MORE B. Kristin McMichael Author Inger Iversen Rockin’ Book Reviews Julie Coulter Bellon Aubrey Wynne: Timeless Romance Helen Smith Talia Jager Everly Frost, YA author Rachelle J. Christensen Books R Us Author Deb Atwood Leora Krygier Author The Lovely Books MagicalCoolCatsMysteries Maureen’s Musings Jo Noelle Why Not? Because I Said So! (Sheila Staley) Kelly’s Lucky You Savings in Seconds Glistering: B’s Blog Raquel @ The Babbling Reader Giveaway Details $300 in Paypal Cash or a $300 Amazon.com eGift Card Ends 12/21/16 a Rafflecopter giveaway Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal or gift codes via Amazon.com. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded….