Remember Me Forever by Sara Wolf Blog Tour & HUGE Giveaway! [ends 6/2/17]
Young Adult Books / May 31, 2017

Hello All!  Welcome to the Blog Tour for… Remember Me Forever (Lovely Vicious #3) by Sara Wolf!                                                                                    If you haven’t checked out this series yet, what are you waiting for?  Grab your copy today! Be sure to enter the giveaway below for an Ultimate College Survival Kit! Congratulations Sara! “What a rush! Brilliantly crafted, sharply written, and completely unpredictable–the perfect ending to an all-time favorite series! Sara Wolf is a fresh voice in YA, and her characters never fail to make me laugh and think. If you’re in the mood for an edgy, witty, one-of-a-kind romance, this is definitely for you!” –Rachel Harris, NYT bestselling author Remember Me Forever (Lovely Vicious #3) by Sara Wolf Publication Date: May 2, 2017 Publisher: Entangled Teen Isis Blake hasn’t fallen in love in three years, forty-three weeks, and two days. Or so she thinks. The boy she maybe-sort-of-definitely loved and sort-of-maybe-definitely hated has dropped off the face of the planet in the face of tragedy, leaving a Jack Hunter–shaped hole. Determined to be happy, Isis fills it in with lies and puts on a brave smile for her new life at Ohio State University. But the smile lasts only until he shows…

Hell Holes:What Lurks Below by Donald Firesmith – Review by LAWonder10!
Adult Books / May 31, 2017

A NEW COVER REVEALED + MY REVIEW! What I thought at first was a documentary type story, I was “Horrified” to find out otherwise! Soon to be offered in an upcoming Blog Hop! Blurb: It’s August in Alaska, and geology professor Jack Oswald prepares for the new school year. But when hundreds of huge holes mysteriously appear overnight in the frozen tundra north of the Arctic Circle, Jack receives an unexpected phone call. An oil company exec hires Jack to investigate, and he picks his climatologist wife and two of their graduate students as his team. Uncharacteristically, Jack also lets Aileen O’Shannon, a bewitchingly beautiful young photojournalist, talk him into coming along as their photographer. When they arrive in the remote oil town of Deadhorse, the exec and a biologist to protect them from wild animals join the team. Their task: to assess the risk of more holes opening under the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and the wells and pipelines that feed it. But they discover a far worse danger lurks below. When it emerges, it threatens to shatter Jack’s unshakable faith in science. And destroy us all… Buy links: Amazon | Smashwords My Review: As I began to read this book, I…

Winds of Change Blog Tour & International Giveaway! [ends 6/2/17]
Young Adult Books / May 31, 2017

This is a poignant, inspiring tale, based on actual events! Targeted for an L.D.S. Audience but very interesting to any History lover! Don’t forget to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting. Synopsis:  The year is 1854, and change is in the air throughout India. Within the walls of her grand home in Calcutta, Sarah McCune anxiously awaits the future. After eighteen months at war, her husband, a sergeant in the Bengal Army of the East India Company, has made an extraordinary proposal: leave all the comforts of their life in Asia for an unknown future in America. As recent converts to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sarah and her husband are drawn to the promise of Zion. So, despite their fears regarding the dangerous voyage before them, they and their four children embark on a journey of faith that will test the limits of their conviction and define generations to come. This breathtaking saga, based on the historical journals of one Latter-day Saint family, invites readers to experience the sacrifices and perils of these early pioneers as they faithfully seek a land of promise.   Jean Holbrook Mathews has been a student of history…

The Royal Treatment Blitz & Giveaway!
Adult Books / May 30, 2017

WHO DOESN’T LIKE A GOOD ROMANCE? The Royal Treatment (Crown Jewels Romance #1) by M.J. Summers Publication date: May 23rd 2017 Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance Enough laughs to satisfy fans of Bridget Jones. Enough sparkly shoes and breathtaking ball gowns for fans of Cinderella… Twenty-eight-year-old Tessa Sharpe, a.k.a. The Royal Watchdog, hates everything about Prince Arthur. As far as she’s concerned, he’s an arrogant, lazy leech on the kingdom of Avonia. When he shocks the nation by giving her the keys to the castle in an attempt to boost his family’s dismal public approval ratings, Tessa has no choice but to accept and move in for two months. It’s lust at first sight, but there’s no way she can give in to her feelings—not if she wants to have a career or a shred of pride left when her time at the palace ends. Ultra-private, ultra-hot Crown Prince Arthur has always gotten by on his charm. But that won’t be enough now that the Royal Family is about to be ousted from power once and for all. When Prince Arthur has to rely on the one woman in the kingdom who hates him most, he must learn that earning the…

CHANCE AT REDEMPTION BY SAMATHA HARRIS BLOG TOUR
Adult Books / May 30, 2017

Welcome to  CHANCE AT REDEMPTION BY SAMATHA HARRIS Blog Tour – *Beware: This book contains profanity and Sexual Explicitmess Chance at Redemption (Madison Square #3) by Samatha Harris Publication Date:  May 23, 2017 Publisher:  Limitless Publishing Gwen Stevens had a privileged life until her father spoke three little words that turned her world upside down. “You’re cut off.” Broke and desperate, Gwen is forced to accept a waitressing job, but this glimmer of hope has a price. As if being a cocktail waitress isn’t bad enough, she has to do it in a dive bar called The Den, and her bad luck doesn’t stop there. She also needs to deal with the new owner, a blue-eyed, self-righteous ass determined to make her life miserable. Liam Sinclair walked away from the entitlement and obligation his family planned for him, vowing to make his own way in the world… Adjusting to life as a new business owner, Liam has experienced more than his fair share of setbacks. When his only waitress breaks her leg, his sister takes it upon herself to hire a replacement—a spoiled, self-indulgent hothead with too much makeup and more than enough attitude. Gwen represents the world he’s trying…

About Last Summer by Patricia B. Tighe Release Day Celebration & International Giveaway!
Young Adult Books / May 30, 2017

Hello All!  Welcome to the Release Day Celebration & Giveaway for… About Last Summer by Patricia B. Tighe presented by Swoon Romance! Happy Book Birthday, Patricia! Check out the excerpt below, and find your next read! About Last Summer by Patricia B. Tighe Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Publisher: Swoon Romance Pretend to be from Spain? Act like she can barely speak English? Sure, why not? It wouldn’t be the first time Gabby Vega had agreed to a challenge from her best friend, Kenzie. Besides, it’s only for a week of vacation with Kenzie’s cousins. Gabby will prove to Kenzie she can keep up the fake identity for the whole trip—that she’s not a quitter. There’s just one major surprise. Noah Jernigan is also staying with Kenzie’s cousins. Noah, the boy she fell in love with at drama camp last summer and the boy she had to dump when it was over. The boy who knows who she really is. Noah can’t believe it when Gabby appears at the Bryson’s vacation home in the New Mexico mountains. He hasn’t seen her in a year. It practically took that long just to get over her. And now she’s Gabriela from Spain?…

RELEASE BLITZ Today for The Demon Guardians: Desire Me!
Adult Books / May 30, 2017

This appears to be an interesting new series! Get book #1 for $.99! Title: Desire Me Author: Skye Malone Series: Book #2 of the Demon Guardians Series Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance Publication: May 30th, 2017 Demons have changed my life forever, though mostly they’ve just torn it apart. In the space of a week, I’ve become the target of the most powerful forces in the demon world and nearly lost my best friend to a madness that would have consumed her mind and soul. Even my own magical abilities are barely in my control. But when a strange man from a secret society of demons finds me, everything becomes even more complicated. He claims my life is in danger. He says he can help. His group holds the key to my identity, my history, and my place in the supernatural world. But he also brings me a warning: for my own safety, trust no one. Especially not Amar, the sexy and mysterious guy I’ve fallen for.       Purchase: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Google Play | iTunes | Kobo  Excerpt  I tumble onto grass. A weight slams into my back, smashing the air from my chest.  And then the world explodes.  Frantically, I cover my head….

MORE THAN A SOLDIER Review Tour & Giveaway! [ends 6/24/17]
Adult Books / May 29, 2017

You have seen the Spotlight and now read my Review! U.S.A. & Canada residents, don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter at the end of this posting!  Book Details: Book Title:  More Than a Soldier: One Army Ranger’s Daring Escape From the Nazis ​Author: D.M. Annechino Category:  Adult Fiction, 316 pages Genre:  Historical Biography, WWII Publisher:  CreateSpace Release date:  April 2017 Tour dates: May 29 to June 16 2017 Content Rating: PG-13 (A few four-letter words and violence associated with war) Book Description: Feeling a patriotic duty to defend his country after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, seventeen year old, Angelo J. DiMarco, enlists in the U.S. Army. Severely short of frontline fighters, the Army rushes Angelo through Ranger training and sends him to Italy as part of the 1st Ranger Battalion. Their objective: stop the German invasion. Fighting on the front lines in Italy, the German’s teach Angelo a sobering lesson on life when they capture him during the bloody battle of Cisterna. Against insurmountable odds, Angelo miraculously escapes in a way that stretches the imagination. He survives behind enemy lines for over five months, hiding from the Germans and trying to outmaneuver them. He begs for food, sleeps in barns…

BLACK DAWN BY MALLORY MCCARTNEY BLOG TOUR & Giveaway!
Adult Books / May 26, 2017

WELCOME TO BLACK DAWN BY MALLORY MCCARTNEY BLOG TOUR, VICKIE’S REVIEW & A GIVEAWAY!         Black Dawn by Mallory McCartney Publication Date:  February 14, 2017 Publisher:  Clean Reads Publishing The end of an Empire, the rise of a Queen Emory Fae enjoys leading a quiet, normal life. That is until two mysterious, and handsome soldiers show up at her apartment, and the life she knew is instantly whisked away. Memphis Carter and Brokk Foster come from the magical and war ridden world of Kiero, and upon Emory’s arrival she will discover she is the long-lost heir to the Royal Line and is thrown into the Black Dawn Rebellion with a dynamic role to ignite the rebels and reclaim her throne. With both men being darkly woven in her past Emory uncovers hidden secrets, a power held long dormant, and will soon realize there are worse things than supernatural humans, love, loss, betrayal, and a Mad King. Some things are better left in the shadows Link to Goodreads: Purchase Links: BAM | Chapters | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | TBD | iBooks Review by Vickie: This is definitely an intriguing story.  It had many twists and turns.  Just…

PLEASE BEAR WITH ME!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 26, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT: I WAS NOT ABLE TO GET MY NEW FORTH-COMING BLOG UP AND RUNNING BY MAY 1st, AS PLANNED. I WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE CONTINUED TO FLOLLOW ME EVEN AFTER ALL OF MY DISASTERS. YOU CAN’T POSSIBLY KNOW HOW MUCH I APPRECIATE IT. UNFORTUNATELY, I AM GOING TO HAVE TO STAY WITH WORDPRESS A FEW MORE MONTHS. I WILL BE WORKING HARD THIS WEEK TO IMPROVE MY PRESENT SITE AND COMPLETE IT. IT WILL HAVE TO DO FOR NOW. WITH MY DEEPEST APPRECIATION, LU ANN AND STAFF, TOO.

Dreams, Goals, and Adventure Tour & Giveaway!
Adult Books / May 25, 2017

Author Michael D. Ditton makes a stop here today as part of his Dreams, Goals, and Adventure Blog Tour through MC Book Tours.   ◊ DREAMS, GOALS AND ADVENTURE by Michael D. Ditton ◊ Paperback: 148 pages ◊ Genre: Self-Help, Motivational ◊ Publisher: BalboaPress (October 19, 2015) ◊ Language: English ◊ ISBN-10: 1504335880 ◊ ISBN-13: 978-1504335881 Dreams, Goals and Adventure is a series of personal stories, the ups and downs of someone who inspires to reach all of the dreams set forth and how sometime a life event creates a situation requiring a major adjustment. It is stories others will be able to relate to with the life adventures each and every one of them have experienced, both good and challenging   From broke to retired in ten years . . . Returning home from Desert Storm, I found myself mentally and financially bankrupt. Newly divorced, I had no job, no help, and no hope. My reasons to live were gone. At the lowest point in my life, I fell back on simple truths from my childhood: hard work gets results, and it’s okay to dream. And dream I did, setting goals that launched me from poverty to a life…

Book Tour & Giveaway (U.S. only) for ‘Waves of Murder’ by C.S. McDonald! [ends 6/3/17]
Young Adult Books / May 24, 2017

Join Fiona and the gang for a hot whodunit on the sandy beaches of Presque Isle, Pennsylvania! Book Details: Book Title:  Waves of Murder:  A Fiona Quinn Mystery Author:  C.S. McDonald ​Category:  YA Fiction, 190 pages Genre:  Cozy Mystery Publisher:  McWriter Books Release date:  April 11, 2017 Tour dates:  May 15 to 26, 2017 Content Rating:  G (The Fiona Quinn Mysteries are for everyone–adults love the books and they are appropriate for teens and tweens too!) Book Description: School’s out for the summer! Kindergarten teacher, Fiona Quinn is looking forward to spending some quality time in her yard and with her boyfriend, Detective Nathan Landry. However, Fiona’s plans get squelched when her mother volunteers her to edit a manuscript for famous romance author, Wyla Parkes. What’s so bad about that? The author insists Fiona must work on the manuscript at her beach cottage on Presque Isle–three hours away from her yard and Nathan. Spending six weeks in an adorable cottage on a private beach doesn’t really seem all that bad until people start turning up dead—beginning with the author! Fiona’s summer of sun and sand is instantly transformed into a murder investigation. Can Fiona and Nathan crack the case or…

J. Golden Kimball Review Blog Tour & International Giveaway! [ends 5/26/17]
Adult Books / May 22, 2017

For All L.D.S. Viewers! A Quick-Read, Totally Interesting Book of an L.D.S. Beloved General Authority!           Blurb about the book: He is J. Golden Kimball, and when he is gone, there will never be another. He was the original product, and when Providence had finished him, the pattern was lost and never found again. LDS Church history is comprised of the accounts of multitudes of men and women who set the groundwork for the Church. And while there are plenty of ordinary individuals woven into that patchwork of history, there are also a handful of unique individuals who enliven the past and provide inspiration for the future. Known as the “swearing Apostle,” J. Golden Kimball is just such a character, one whose legacy of colorful language is surpassed only by his fierce loyalty to the gospel. J. Golden Kimball: The Remarkable Man Behind the Colorful Stories by Kathryn Jenkins Gordon        Pages 144 ISBN: 9781524403560 Published Covenant Communications 2017         In J. Golden Kimball: The Remarkable Man Behind the Colorful Stories, readers are invited to come to better know this legendary man made famous by his unique humor and powerful testimony. From a chronicle of Kimball’s youthful adventures…

Shatter Book blog tour, Review, Interview & Giveaway! [ends 6/1/17]
Young Adult Books / May 22, 2017

Welcome to this Blog Tour/Giveaway presented by the author & ATTENTION! Shatter hit two #1 categories May 9, 2017, one in print and one in ebook. For Teen > Mystery> Law & Crime (plus a detective one and one about violence)!! CONGRATS, NIKKI!         Shatter by Nikki Trionfo Paperback Published May 9th 2017 by Sweetwater Books ISBN 146212013X (ISBN13: 9781462120130 About the book: Sixteen-year-old Salem knows her sister Carrie’s death was no accident-it was a conspiracy. But no one else at her high school believes her, and all she has so far are theories and clues. With Carrie’s killers still out there, Salem’s not sure who she can trust. If she can’t she prove she’s right before it’s too late, Salem might end up sharing Carrie’s fate. Goodreads  Buy Links: Amazon | | Books & Things | MY REVIEW: Having their mother “disappear” when Carrie was ten and her sister, Salem, was nine. Since Carrie was older, she took on the “mother role” in the family, that is, until her life was suddenly ended at seventeen-years-old. Salem reflected on several conversations with Carrie and on the change of behavior over the summer and concluded Carrie was murdered, yet nobody would…

VIOLET GRENADE BY VICTORIA SCOTT BLOG TOUR & Giveaway! [ends 5/21/17]
Young Adult Books / May 19, 2017

Join us for this Book Tour and Victoria Scott’s Guest Post! Do not forget to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting!           Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott Publication Date:  May 2, 2017 Publisher:  Entangled Teen DOMINO: A girl with blue hair and a demon in her mind. CAIN: A stone giant on the brink of exploding. MADAM KARINA: A woman who demands obedience. WILSON: The one who will destroy them all. When Madam Karina discovers Domino in an alleyway, she offers her a position inside her home for entertainers in secluded West Texas. Left with few alternatives and an agenda of her own, Domino accepts. It isn’t long before she is fighting her way up the ranks to gain the madam’s approval. But after suffering weeks of bullying and unearthing the madam’s secrets, Domino decides to leave. It’ll be harder than she thinks, though, because the madam doesn’t like to lose inventory. But then, Madam Karina doesn’t know about the person living inside Domino’s mind. Madam Karina doesn’t know about Wilson. Link to Goodreads | Purchase Links: Google Play | BAM | Chapters | Indies | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | TBD | iBooks…

Pirates of the Caribbean $150.+ Prize Pack Giveaway! [ends 6/2/17]

Pirates of the Caribbean is one of Disney’s most popular series of films. Originally based off the popular ride at the Disney parks, they quickly became a hit. Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth film in the series, will be hitting theaters everywhere soon, and to celebrate The Hopping Bloggers have put together an awesome prize pack for one lucky reader! This package is worth nearly $200 and includes: $25 Fandango Gift card Four Movie Blu-ray Collection Jack Sparrow Funko Jack Sparrow Dorbz Davy Jones Dorbz Pirates Cursed Aztec Coin Necklace & Treasure Box Jack’s Pirate Ship Playset Dead Men Tell No Tales Board Game Dead Men Tell No Tales CD Pirates Tote Bag Synopsis Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it, he must forge an uneasy alliance with a brilliant and beautiful astronomer and a headstrong young man in the British navy. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN:…

Join Us In this Blog Tour for The Upside of Regret by T.K. Rapp! [ends 6/2/17]
Young Adult Books / May 18, 2017

This sounds like an Intriguing YA Story!           The Upside of Regret by T.K. Rapp Publication Date:  May 17, 2017 Brighton and Leah have been the best of friends since seventh grade. Where Brighton is the quiet one who is focused on school, Leah is the bold and daring one who craves the adoration of an audience. It’s always worked for them, until now. Heading into their senior year, Brighton is challenged with an opportunity that can change the course of her future. The only problem? She just might have to step out of her best friend’s shadow. But when Leah doesn’t support the choices she makes, Brighton is forced to reevaluate what true friendship is. Brighton is changing and exciting doors are opening. A new world of music, friends, and even love are falling at her feet. But it’s hard to enjoy it when Leah’s life is spiraling out of control. Now Brighton must try to not only save her friendship, but also her friend, before it’s too late. Link to Goodreads |   Purchase Links: Amazon                 AUTHOR INFO: TK Rapp is an author living in Houston, Texas…

Marked Beauty by S.A. Larsen Cover Reveal & International Giveaway! [ends 5/24/17]
Adult Books / May 17, 2017

Welcome to the Cover Reveal for Marked Beauty by S.. Larsen with Giveaway presented by Ellysian Press!   Here we go!! (Be sure to check out the giveaway detail at the end of the post!) Title: Marked Beauty  Author: S.A. Larsen Publisher: Ellysian Press Release Date: October 2017 Uncovering hidden secrets can sometimes kill you . . . or worse, steal your soul. Anastasia Tate has a secret. She can feel the emotions of others through their life energy auras. Not a welcome gift for a teenager. Especially when a sinister presence begins stalking her. Viktor Castle also has a secret. He’s tasked with protecting humanity yet cursed by an ancient evil to destroy it. After Viktor saves Ana’s life, her abilities grow stronger. Drawn together, she senses Viktor has answers to lifelong questions. Only he shuns her at every turn, knowing he has saved her only to put her in more danger. As Ana struggles with her attraction to Viktor, he tries everything to bury his unexpected feelings for her. But they must find a middle ground. For only together can they combat the dark forces threatening both their lives . . . and their souls. S.A. LARSEN is the…

It Had to be You by Lizzy Charles Blog Tour & International Giveaway! [ends 5/26/17]
Young Adult Books / May 15, 2017

          It Had to Be You (Brokemore Academy, #1) by Lizzy Charles Publication Date:  May15, 2017 Publisher:  Entangled Teen CrushJames Parson has a problem. His military dad is going to yank him out of his expensive boarding school if James doesn’t prove he’s no longer hooking up, pulling pranks, and charming his way out of consequences. What better way to show he’s now responsible than becoming the committed boyfriend of a U.S. diplomat’s daughter?   Level-headed, book-smart Edelweiss may have traveled the world thanks to her dad’s job, but when it comes to friends and boys, she knows exactly nothing. Newly enrolled in boarding school, Edel is now on a mission to learn it all. James says he’ll help her experience the ultimate high school life—if she’ll be his fake girlfriend. And fake is perfect, because he’s exactly the kind of player she’d never date.   Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains red-hot romance, all the feels, and a soul-mate bad boy.  Purchase Links: Google Play | BAM | Chapters | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks Book Review: I really loved this book.  It was great for capturing my attention and holding throughout…

Lady of Sherwood by Molly Bilinski blitz & International Giveaway! [ends 5/25/17]
Young Adult Books / May 15, 2017

Is there anybody who does not like Robin Hood? Join us for this Book Tour and Giveaway for….         Lady of Sherwood (Outlaws of Sherwood #1)  by Molly Bilinski  Published by: Clean Teen Publishing Publication date: April 24th 2017 Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Young Adult Synopsis: Robin of Lockesly was neither the son her father wanted, nor the daughter her mother expected. When she refuses an arranged marriage to a harsh and cruel knight, the deadly events that follow change her destiny forever. After a night of tragedy, Robin and the few remaining survivors flee to Nottingham. With a newfound anonymity, they start to live different lives. There, she and her band make mischief, robbing from the rich and giving to the poor. But charity isn’t the only thing she wants–she wants revenge. As the sheriff draws his net closer, Robin’s choices begin to haunt her. She’ll have to choose between what’s lawful and what her conscience believes is right–all while staying one step ahead of the hangman. Lady of Sherwood is a unique young adult retelling of the beloved Robin Hood legend. Filled with action and romance, this new series follows a teenage heroine through her fantastic, yet dangerous adventures. Goodreads |…

Wrong For You Blog Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 5/19/17)
Adult Books / May 15, 2017

Welcome to this Wrong for You Blog Tour & Giveaway! Although this is directed towards an L.D.S. audience, it is a wonderful book for anyone to read! Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting!           Synopsis:  Lane Bishop is a hardworking, intelligent, beautiful young woman. And with her recent move to Chapel Hill, she is determined to leave behind the drama and effort of keeping up with the dating scene. Even so, Lane somehow manages to get dragged out by a gaggle of girls to go watch boys play soccer. Just watching is not Lane’s forte, so she joins in the fun and leads her team to victory. Rather than feeling intimidated by the vivacious beauty on the opposing team, Jamie Hamilton is intrigued. Risking his “untouchable” dating status, he decides to pursue Lane—with a little help from his older brother Simon. With Simon’s behind-the-scenes assistance, Jamie proves irresistible, even to a disillusioned dater like Lane. But as she gets to know both brothers, Lane can’t help but wonder—beneath the grand gestures and romantic words, is she falling for the wrong guy?  My Review: Call this a Chic-Lit or anything else you…

The Rise of the Dawnstar Tour & Giveaway! (ends 5/21/17)
Young Adult Books / May 13, 2017

The Rise of the Dawnstar, book two of The Avalonia Chronicles. I apologize to ALL! I awoke with what was thought to be an eye infection, but turned out to be bad case of allergies in my eyes. I was doped and spaced posting this on time! Sincere apologies!   Aurora Firedrake returns in the spellbinding sequel to The Last of the Firedrakes. The seven kingdoms of Avalonia are crumbling and evil is spreading across the land like a plague. Queen Morgana is close to finding a way to open The Book of Abraxas and it’s only a matter of time until she uses the power trapped inside its pages to enslave the entire world. With Avalonia growing more dangerous by the day, Aurora must travel through war-torn lands and deep into the heart of the fae kingdom of Elfi. Her goal is to find a legendary weapon infused with the last of the realm’s ancient magic—the only weapon in the world powerful enough to stop the queen. Aurora might have survived her first battle against Morgana, but the true fight to save her kingdom and restore her throne has only just begun… Available on: Amazon | B&N | Apple | Kobo | Smashwords | Add…

MORE THAN A SOLDIER SPOTLIGHT TOUR, Guest Post & GIVEAWAY![ENDS 5/27/17 (U.S,/CAN )] x
Adult Books / May 12, 2017

Just in time for Memorial Day, a True Story about an Army Ranger during World War ll. More Than a Soldier, based on a true story is Angelo DiMarco’s powerful story of survival, resilience and courage. Book Details: Book Title:  More Than a Soldier: One Army Ranger’s Daring Escape From the Nazis – Author: D.M. Annechino Category:  Adult Fiction, 316 pages Genre:  Historical Biography, WWII Publisher:  CreateSpace Release date:  April 2017 Tour dates: April 24 to May 19, 2017 Content Rating: PG-13 (A few four-letter words, “F” bombs and violence associated with war) Book Description: Feeling a patriotic duty to defend his country after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, seventeen year old, Angelo J. DiMarco, enlists in the U.S. Army. Severely short of frontline fighters, the Army rushes Angelo through Ranger training and sends him to Italy as part of the 1st Ranger Battalion. Their objective: stop the German invasion. Fighting on the front lines in Italy, the German’s teach Angelo a sobering lesson on life when they capture him during the bloody battle of Cisterna. Against insurmountable odds, Angelo miraculously escapes in a way that stretches the imagination. He survives behind enemy lines for over five months, hiding from the Germans and trying to…

Digging in the Stars by Katherine Blakeney Book Blast & Giveaway! [ends 5/18/17]
Young Adult Books / May 11, 2017

Welcome to this Book Blast for:  Digging in the Stars  by Katherine Blakeney with Giveaway! Are you looking for your next read? Well, let us help make things easier for you! Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post! …presented by Blaze Publishing! Looking for more books to read? Read on and find a book that’s waiting for you to devour! Digging in the Stars by Katherine Blakeney Publication Date:  March 28, 2017 Publisher:  Blaze Publishing A lost ancient civilization and the tomb of a legendary king lie buried beneath centuries of ash on the volcanic planet Thror, but that’s not the only reason sixteen-year-old Carter has tricked her Archaeology of Outer Space class into coming here. Her best friend Conrad has just disappeared on a trip to Thror, leaving behind little more than a broken vintage camera. The strange and disturbing photographs she manages to extract make her suspect Conrad’s disappearance is somehow connected to the hidden tomb of the last king of Thror. Unfortunately, the ludicrously over-friendly ‘Furry Giants’ who have taken over the planet’s barren surface would rather offer her cheap souvenirs than answers, and the local officials insist they have no…

Code Blood by Kurt Kamm Book Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway! [ends 5/31/17]
Adult Books / May 11, 2017

Welcome to this Tour with a Guest Post for Code Blood by Kurt Kamm on Tour April 1 – May 31, 2017 Book Details: Genre: Suspense, Vampire Published by: MCM Publishing Publication Date: October 2012 Number of Pages: 233 ISBN: 0979855136 (ISBN13: 9780979855139) Series: Code Blood is a Stand Alone Novel Synopsis: Colt Lewis, a rookie fire paramedic, is obsessed with finding the severed foot of his first victim after she dies in his arms. His search takes him into the connected lives of a graduate research student, with the rarest blood in the world and the vampire fetishist who is stalking her. Within the corridors of high-stakes medical research laboratories, the shadow world of body parts dealers, and the underground Goth clubs of Los Angeles, Lewis uncovers a tangled maze of needles, drugs and maniacal ritual, all of which lead to death. But whose death? An unusual and fast-paced LA Noir thriller. Purchase Links: Amazon 🔗 | Barnes & Noble 🔗 | Goodreads 🔗 Code Blood Literary Awards: Writer’s Type – First Chapter Competition.  January 2011- First Place 2012 International Book Awards –  Fiction: Cross Genre Category – First Place National Indie Excellence Book Awards – Faction (fiction based…

Sense and Second Chances Blog Tour & International Giveaway! [ends 5/12/17]
Young Adult Books / May 10, 2017

Welcome to this Review Book Tour & Giveaway! Print Length: 272 pages Publisher: Covenant Communications (May 1, 2017) Publication Date: May 1, 2017 Emily Carter is on the fast track to success when the unthinkable happens: a tragic accident claims the lives of her parents. Now Emily must set aside her dreams and raise her two younger siblings, Annie and Bryce. Emily and Annie are sisters, but that doesn’t mean they are anything alike. Whereas Emily reacts to the tragedy with her characteristic stoic calm, passionate Annie spirals into depression. Just when things seem like they can’t get any more difficult, Emily’s older half-brother and his fiancé arrive, not to help but to claim the family home he’s inherited from their parents. Without a place to call their own, Emily must take action—and fast. When an exciting employment opportunity arises in Utah, the displaced Carters decide to build a new life in a new home. But it soon becomes clear that their future prospects will go far beyond professional as each sister is faced with an unexpected romance. Yet love is never simple, and in matters of the heart, one sister must proceed with caution while the other needs to…

Book Tour, Review, Guest Post & Giveaway for Seeing Double by Nancy J. Alexander! [ends 6/3/17]
Adult Books / May 10, 2017

Welcome to this Book Tour for Seeing Double, along with my Review! Continue to read the Guest post and don’t forget to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting! (Sorry, U.S./Can. residents only.) On the heels of her last mystery, Elisabeth’s new patient is more than meets the eye, and unraveling his secrets will throw her team into a desert storm of double agents and religious extremists. Book Details: Book Title:  Seeing Double: An Elisabeth Reinhardt Thriller by Nancy J Alexander Category:  Adult Fiction,   318 pages Genre:  Espionage Thriller Publisher:   NJA Productions Release date:  Nov 2015 Content Rating: PG-13 + M for themes of terrorism, kidnapping, some bad language, but no explicit sex or violence. Book Description: ​“A chill ran up her spine, triggering an alarm that spread through her system. Her eyes studied him as his eyes studied her. In the recesses of her mind, a fragment of a memory tingled…a tiny blip from long ago. An image spiraled, then vanished. There was something about this young man, this Ari Ben Aviv. There was something about him she couldn’t pinpoint.” On the heels of her last mystery, Elisabeth’s new patient is more than meets the eye, and…

MAYbe You’ll Win Giveaway Hop! [ends 5/24/17]
Adult Books , Children's Books / May 9, 2017

Welcome to the MAYbe You’ll Win Giveaway Hop brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers! Hosted By: Mama Smith’s & Women and Their Pretties Co-Hosted By: Bit O’ Everything Each giveaway has a value of a minimum of $15, however some are worth much more. Be sure to enter to win all of them because there is no limit to how many you can win. GOOD LUCK! For this site’s Giveaway, there are two print books offered! The first is for children but YA and adults may find it interesting, also! This is donated by Quarto Publishing. Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff: The Story of the Iliad  Author: Rosemary Sutcliff, Illustrated by: Alan Lee Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages ISBN: 9780711215221 Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books Frances Lincoln is proud to reintroduce Rosemary Sutcliff’s Black Ships Before Troy, now in an exciting new format. Here is Homer’s epic poem The Iliad, brought to life by Rosemary Sutcliff with all the skill of a master storyteller. Alan Lee’s dramatic cover image hauntingly recreates the age of heroes in this spellbinding introduction to the Greek classics – a book that should become part of every childhood. Quarto Website The second book…

The Unseen by Jacob Devlin blitz & International Giveaway! [ends 5/15/17]
Young Adult Books / May 9, 2017

Welcome to The Unseen by Jacob Devlin blitz & Giveaway! The Unseen (Order of the Bell #2) by Jacob Devlin Published by: Blaze Publishing Publication date: May 9th 2017 Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Young Adult Crescenzo and his friends may have survived their confounding journey to the enchanted realms of Florindale, but now they find themselves fighting for their sanity and lives while stuck on the other side of the very mirror they set out to destroy. With their families trapped by a former ally with a crippling fear of the queen, Enzo, Rosana, and Zack must play a deadly game in Wonderland, where shadows are on the move, kings are at war, and one of them wants Rosana dead. As darkness hovers over the world, the friends must lean on each other and stop the King of Hearts from following through on Avoria’s orders: Break them. Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo Sequel to: — EXCERPT: Zack wrinkled his brows. “Who are you? Why have I come to see you? I don’t even know you.” “You wouldn’t know of Madame Esme. But she certainly knows of you. Lady Fortune keeps painting your name in the cosmos….

Crossing the Street by Molly D. Campbell Book Tour, Review & Giveaway! [ends 7/9/17]
Adult Books / May 9, 2017

Welcome to Crossing the Street by Molly D. Campbell Book Tour, Review and Giveaway! (I am so sorry! I apologize to the girls at Providence Book Promotions ad to each of you. This is a day late and with my blog issues the past several weeks, I failed to post the Interview Questions for the author.) Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting!! Book Details Genre: Women’s Fiction Published by: The Story Plant Publication Date: May 9, 2017 Number of Pages: 290 (*Warning: This contains a lot of profanity and sexual references.) Synopsis: This wasn’t the way Beck Throckmorton had planned it. She wasn’t expecting to find herself in her thirties writing erotica and making flat whites for a living while she stewed over that fact that her ex had wound up with her sister. She never saw herself living in a small suburban Ohio town with an octogenarian neighbor best friend. And she definitely wouldn’t have imagined the eight-year-old great-granddaughter of that friend turning her world upside down. As summer comes around, Beck’s life is unsettled in every way. And that’s before the crazy stuff starts: the sister taunting her with her pregnancy, the…

‘Max & Charlie’ by Zack Lieberman – Review by LAWonder10!
Children's Books / May 8, 2017

MAX & CHARLIE is a graphic novel adventure through the chaos of a dreamed New York City. We follow our reluctant young hero (Charlie!) as he chases his silly beagle pup (Max!) through a beautiful dreamed day in the city. But there’s something a little strange about this place… and we hope you read the book to discover what’s what! This beautifully-made book was printed in the USA and was created independently by a small team of independent artists in Brooklyn, USA and Bristol, UK. Learn more, check out lots of behind the scenes action, and lots more cool stuff at MAXandCHARLIE.com MY REVIEW: This is a brightly colorful “comic” style book. The characterizations are  cleverly done by illustrator, Louis Newbert. The text would best be appreciated by older elementary age youth or those in their early teens. Charlie observes a strange occurrence he feels he needs to search out. Max puts his “nose” where it creates problems for Charlie. They get “caught up” in a pandemonium of activity throughout New York. It totally “lost ” me! The conversations were very dimly written and hard to see. There was too much bedlam for me to follow. Although there were humorous parts, much was lost…

GRAND FINALE BLITZ & Giveaway! Sweet Tea Tuesdays by Ashley Farley [ends 4/12/17]
Adult Books / May 8, 2017

Book Tour Grand Finale for Sweet Tea Tuesdays By Ashley Farley On Tour with Prism Book Tours. We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out… Launch – Note from the Author As these three women share their lives—their past sorrows and fears of an uncertain future—readers will shed more than one tear. Sweet Tea Tuesdays introduces many topics of discussion for book clubs through themes of friendship, parenting, trust, infidelity, and death. The Silver Dagger Scriptorium – Excerpt No, Midge! She turned her back on her bed. You need to enjoy tonight. You finally have a date to the ball. She went to the window and peeked through the blinds. Night after night for most of her adult life, she’d watched Georgia and Lula leave for social engagements. Georgia to her charity functions and dinners with her husband’s doctor friends and their wives, and Lula to neighborhood gatherings that Midge was never invited to. The other wives stopped including her in their backyard barbecues and holiday cocktail parties after her divorce. She was the pariah, the woman no one wanted to associate with for fear their husbands might be tempted by the…

GRAND FINALE BLITZ & Giveaway: Searching for Sarah by Julieann Dove! [ends
Adult Books / May 8, 2017

Welcome to this Book Tour Grand Finale for Searching for Sarah by Julieann Dove On Tour with Prism Book Tours. We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out… Launch – Message from the Author Welcome lovely Readers! I’m tickled to be able to introduce everyone to the “Searching For Sarah” tour. I’ve been writing Sarah’s journey for some time, and it is with great pleasure that I can now curl back a page and present her story to you. Christian Chick’s Thoughts – Excerpt I looked at the imposing house and took a deep breath. I felt as if I were going on a job interview. It sort of was, I guess. However, this was a little more serious. If Sam Turner didn’t like me well enough to live in his house and pick up his daughter from preschool, I’d be looking for the nearest bridge to live under. Or I’d make nice and live the next two months in Robena’s room with catnip in my pockets. The Silver Dagger Scriptorium – Excerpt I stared out the window, trying not to focus on his cologne that seemed to be drifting by me with…

One Mother’s Journey by Jennifer Prudenti Book Review by LAWonder10!
Adult Books / May 7, 2017

This is a true story involving In Vitro Fertilization. Jennifer Prudenti is very open and thorough with this delicate topic!   Blurb About the Book: Jennifer Prudenti’s new book One Mother’s Journey: Creating My Family Through In Vitro finally gives a voice to the untold thousands of women who quietly suffer the shots, hormone treatments, painful procedures, the emotional roller coaster, and the stress that goes along with In Vitro Fertilization. “There are no other books written on this topic by an actual woman who used IVF,” says Prudenti. “There are clinical books, but no one has written a book about their personal journey.” Until now. My Review: This is an interesting, quick read, ideal for anyone contemplating In Vitro  fertilization. It is a memoir of one determined ladies quest and ultimate victory! The reader will be amazed with her story. There is no other like it presently, on the market. The female reader will fall in love with the husband! The Cover and Title are very appealing. The memoir is written very well, with only a few repletion’s. I was gifted this book without any pressure to offer a positive review. This is my honest review. I offer a Four…

Cancun Getaway by Cami Checketts with Various Billionaire Beach Roances #.99 each!urry! Ends 5/9/17!
Adult Books / May 7, 2017

You have read about her books and recently witnessed her interview with Shauna, now enjoy this special deal only through Tuesday 5/9/17 for Cami Checketts Books on Amazon!! Don’t Miss this opportunity! All four Billionaire Beach Romances are only $.99 until Tuesday, May 9th, including the newest release, Cancun Getaway. I hope you enjoy these fun vacation romances. Moriah dances her way through life until she meets a blond Adonis who reminds her too much of her son’s father. Find Cancun Getaway on Amazon Every stage actress wants fans, but what happens when one goes too far? Find Shadows in the Curtain on Amazon. Maddie escapes from pirates, but is in a different kind of danger when she lands on the island of an ex-Olympian and a former Most Beautiful Man in America. Find Caribbean Rescue on Amazon. Brooks has never had a woman resist him until he meets Sydnee, an orphanage worker who has much higher purposes than falling for some charming man. Find Cozumel Escape on Amazon.  

Sweet Tea Tuesdays by Ashley Farley Boolk Tour & Giveaway (Intr’l) [ends 5/12/17)
Adult Books / May 7, 2017

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Sweet Tea Tuesdays Ashley Farley Women’s Fiction Paperback & ebook, 306 pages May 3rd 2017 Three friends met every Tuesday for twenty-six years. And then they stopped. From the author of the bestselling Sweeney Sisters Series comes a novel of friendship, family and hope…. When new next-door neighbors Georgia, Midge, and Lula first assembled on Georgia’s porch in Charleston for sweet tea, they couldn’t have known their gathering was the beginning of a treasured tradition. For twenty-six years they have met on Tuesdays at four o’clock, watching the seasons change and their children grow up, supporting each other in good times and in bad. With their ambitions as different as their personalities, these best friends anticipate many more years of tea time. And then, one Tuesday, Georgia shares news that brings their long-standing social hour to an abrupt halt. And that’s only the beginning as unraveling secrets threaten to alter their friendship forever. Goodreads│Amazon│Barnes & Noble “Ouch!” Lula’s eyes shot open. “Sounds like trouble in paradise.” “Honey, paradise is so far in my rearview mirror, I wouldn’t know what it looked like if it smacked me in the face.” Georgia sat back and crossed her…

Empty Threat by Danny Bell Blog Tour & International Giveaway! [ends 5/11/17?)
Young Adult Books / May 6, 2017

This sounds like an uplifting, amazing YA series! Be sure to enter the International $50. Gift Card Giveaway at the end of this posting! Empty Threat (The Black Pages, #1) Danny Bell Publication date: May 2nd 2017 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Book one of The Black Pages Elana Black has the power to make herself fictional. But when she decides to start saving all the people in books and TV shows who die just for the sake of advancing the plot, she quickly learns that she’s not the only one with her powers. All Elana wants to do is save people. But these others don’t want the stories to change, and they’ll do everything they can to stop her. If you had the power to change fate… to create a happy ending where there wasn’t one before… would you do it if it meant risking your own? Goodreads / Amazon EXCERPT: My fears, by comparison, had always been irrational. The fear that someone will think my nose is weird. The fear that I’d hid in the bathroom too long or too many times and everyone at the party will notice. The fear that even my closest friends would one day leave…

May I Suggest Blog Hop Giveaway! (Internationl)[ends 5/15/17)
Adult Books / May 5, 2017

I thank Stuck in Books for Hosting this Giveaway! I have three awesome books I thoroughly enjoyed reading to offer ONE LUCKY U.S./Can. WINNER & TWO e-books for ONE LUCKY International Winner! The first book is donated by the very talented Author, A.L. Sowards! I have read three of her six books and each one has been spell-binding and amazing! Defiance by A.L. Sowards Paperback, 310 pages Published April 2017 by Covenant Communications ISBN 152440215X (ISBN13: 9781524402150) Eight years after immigrating to the United States, German-born Lukas Ley embodies the American dream: successful athlete, gorgeous girlfriend, loving family. But beneath the surface, eighteen-year-old Lukas is driven by ambition, resolved to avenge the murder of his father at the hands of the Nazi regime. Unfortunately, a failed physical throws his plans for flight school Eight years after immigrating to the United States, German-born Lukas Ley embodies the American dream: successful athlete, gorgeous girlfriend, loving family. But beneath the surface, eighteen-year-old Lukas is driven by ambition, resolved to avenge the murder of his father at the hands of the Nazi regime. Unfortunately, a failed physical throws his plans for flight school off course. Unlike his war-hero older brother, Lukas’s purpose is unclear. He can’t…

THE PRINCIPAL’S UNDERWEAR IS MISSING Blog Tour & Review!
Children's Books / May 5, 2017

          The Principal’s Underwear Is Missing by Holly Kowitt Hardcover, 224 pages Published May 2nd 2017 by Feiwel & Friends 1250091322 (ISBN13: 9781250091321) When you’re a sixth-grade nobody, the last person you want to accidentally zonk with a volleyball is Sloan “Selfie” St. Clair–the eighth-grade glamour queen of the school. But that’s what happens to Becca Birnbaum, and it only gets worse when she tries to do Selfie a favor. She grabs the wrong shopping bag from the principal’s office — one containing a very personal item When you’re a sixth-grade nobody, the last person you want to accidentally zonk with a volleyball is Sloan “Selfie” St. Clair–the eighth-grade glamour queen of the school. But that’s what happens to Becca Birnbaum, and it only gets worse when she tries to do Selfie a favor. She grabs the wrong shopping bag from the principal’s office — one containing a very personal item. and even that might not be so bad, if only Selfie didn’t immediately lose it. If they don’t get it back ASAP, they’re toast. They try not to panic–until they hear that the Biggest Prank Ever is about to happen. Can the school’s oddest couple…

COVER REVEAL! Diving Under by Ginna Moran!
Young Adult Books / May 5, 2017

I love all things aquatic! This looks and sounds like a thrilling new YA book! Diving Under (Spark of Life, #1) by Ginna Moran Publication date: June 27th 2017 Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult Eight years after her older sister was swept out to sea, eighteen-year-old Ava Adair still swears off the ocean. It takes a promise of the best vacation of her life aboard the Ocean Jewel with her friends to get her even within reach of the waves. When she steps aboard the luxury yacht to sail the California coastline, the last thing she expects is to gain the attention of gorgeous Carter Stevens, the yacht’s deckhand, who becomes the perfect distraction against her fear of the open water. On the yacht, a freak accident involving Carter reveals a secret he’s been hiding from Ava. She discovers that he’s a merman and by saving her, he changed her life. One misstep could reveal the new secret they share and ruin the life on land she’s desperate to maintain. Torn between a future on land with her family and a new life at sea, Ava must decide—is her former life worth fighting for, or can she accept that she…

Feel Me Fall by James Morris blitz & International Giveaway! (ends 5/11/17)
Young Adult Books / May 4, 2017

Join in on our Blitz for this new YA Thriller!   Feel Me Fall  by James Morris Publication date: May 2nd 2017 Genres: Thriller, Young Adult Secrets and survival in the Amazon Emily Duran is the sole survivor of a plane crash that left her and her teenage friends stranded and alone in the jungles of the Amazon. Lost and losing hope, they struggle against the elements, and each other. With their familiar pecking order no longer in place, a new order emerges, filled with power struggles, betrayals, secrets and lies. Emily must explain why she’s the last left alive. But can she carry the burden of the past? Discover the gripping new adventure novel that explores who we are when no one is watching, and how far we’ll go in order to survive. Goodreads / Amazon— EXCERPT: Feel Me Fall I was dead to the world and when I came to I was drowning. Water gushed into my mouth and I was tumbling, flailing, not knowing what end was up or down. I heard the sounds of screaming and the roaring of water and then nothingness. Coming up for air, I held something, something rectangular. The seat cushion I…

The Tick Tock Man by R.M. Clark Blog Tour Spotlight & International Giveaway! (ends 5/12/17)

THE TICK TOCK MAN BY R.M. CLARK BLOG TOUR –           The Tick Tock Man by R.M. Clark Publication Date:  May 2, 2017 Publisher:  Month9Books/Tantrum Books When the clocks in town stop, thirteen-year-old CJ discovers an unusual “clock world” where most of the citizens are clock parts, tasked with keeping the big clocks running. But soon the seemingly peaceful world is divided between warring factions with CJ instructed to find the only person who can help: the elusive Tick Tock Man. With the aid of Fuzee, a partly-human girl, he battles gear-headed extremists and razor-sharp pendulums in order to restore order before this world of chimes, springs, and clock people dissolves into a massive time warp, taking CJ’s quiet New England town with it. Purchase Links: Google Play | BAM | Chapters | Indies | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | TBD | iBooks AUTHOR INFO: M. Clark is a computer scientist for the Dept. of Navy by day and children’s book writer by night. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads Link to Tour Schedule Here: Giveaway Details: One (1) winner will receive this kid’s…

SIMPLIFY SUPPER Cookbook Blog Tour & Giveaway! (ends 5/10/17)
Adult Books / May 4, 2017

Ready for the must have new cookbook from Krista Numbers? SIMPLIFY SUPPER has just released! From her grandfather Salvatore Granato’s roots in Southern Italy to the legacy of her family’s beloved Italian deli in the heart of Salt Lake City, Krista Numbers has a deep-seated love for good food. In Simplify Supper, this busy wife and mother proves that simple can be satisfying as she dishes up dozens of delectable dinners. From some of her family’s best-loved Italian meals to fast feasts with an international flair, discover quick comfort foods you’ll want at the heart of your dinner table, such as: •Angel Hair Pasta with Basil Cream Sauce •Smoked Turkey Panini with Pears and Blue Cheese •Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas • Teriyaki Chicken with Ginger Rice In addition to her collection of simple and satisfying meals, Krista shares personal anecdotes, sanity-saving kitchen tips, and suggestions for making family dinner a time for good food and good conversation. No matter the occasion, there is a recipe here to help you get a delicious supper on the table, pronto. Buy Link: Deseret Book MY REVIEW: This is a quality publication anyone would enjoy having! The is no ordinary cookbook. It is filled with…

Giveaway Hop! Life is a Beach! (ends 5/17/17)

Welcome to another great Giveaway Hop! I am offering two Super books for ONE Lucky U.S./Canada Winner!       I want to thank our Hosts… http://thekidsdidit.com/ & The Mommy Island http://themommyisland.blogspot.com The first book provided by its author, is a wonderful non-fiction book which examines the “plight of women in society”  Between the Pages: Where trials become TRIUMPH! Authored by Thais Sherell J, Consultant editor R.M. Trenkler-Thomson, As told by Joyce Ann McDonald ISBN-13: 978-0981477473 ISBN-10: 098147747X BISAC: Biography & Autobiography / Women Between the Pages examines the plight of women in society, past and present, and suggests a path for a better tomorrow. To offer a new vantage point, the manuscript accounts the life of HIV/AIDS advocate and artist, Joyce Ann McDonald, as she transcends from a life of low self-esteem and drug & sexual abuse to artist, chaplain, and renowned speaker and artist. Joyce is the oldest sister of best-selling author Janet McDonald, an American writer of young adult novels as well as the author of Project Girl, a memoir about her early life in the Brooklyn projects and struggle to achieve an Ivy League education. Janet’s Spellbound was named as the American Library Association’s Best Book…

Cover Reveal for ‘Whatever After’ (Someone Else’s Fairytale #5) by E.M. Tippetts
Adult Books / May 3, 2017

Check out this amazingly fun cover of  Whatever After by E.M. Tippetts! Whatever After (Someone Else’s Fairytale #5) by E.M. Tippett NA Contemporary Romance Blurb: Chloe’s got it all: a happy marriage to Hollywood A-lister, Jason Vanderholt, her first child on the way, and the chance to be the maid-of-honor in her best friend, Lori’s, upcoming wedding. The stresses of the past year are behind her… almost. Chris Winters, Chloe’s half-brother, still isn’t in jail, even though he’s the main suspect in a double homicide. The police don’t have enough hard evidence to charge him with the crime, but Chloe is certain it was him. After all, he tried to kill her when she was a child. When Chris begins to stalk Lori, Chloe is furious and decides it is past time he was locked up for good. She has the best security team money can buy, yet she knows they’re missing something, and mistakes in this business can be deadly. The deeper she digs, though, the less the facts add up. Chloe’s got mere weeks to figure out how to keep her best friend safe, save the wedding from disaster, and get Chris back in jail where he belongs. That is, if…

Big City Heat by David Burnsworth Book Tour & Giveaway! (U.S. only)[ends 5/29/17)
Adult Books / May 3, 2017

Welcome to this Tour for Big City Heat, with my review, and Interview with David, included! Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting! Big City Heat: A BrackPelton Mystery by David Burnsworth on Tour April 24 – May 26, 2017 Book Details: Series: A Brack Pelton Mystery Book, 3 Genre: Mystery Published by: Henery Press Publication Date: April 25, 2017 Number of Pages: 212 ISBN: 9781635111996 Synopsis: Lowcountry bar owner and ex-Marine Brack Pelton heads to Atlanta in the wake of a panicked 3 AM phone call. A woman is missing and Brack’s friend Mutt is in danger. Brack’s old flame, investigative news correspondent Darcy Wells, now lives there and is set to marry another man. If Brack was honest with himself, and he usually wasn’t, he’d realize that the missing woman isn’t the reason for his visit. His Semper Fi buddy Mutt can handle himself just fine. When Brack and Mutt team up to find the woman, the Atlanta underworld revolts, the two biggest players target them, and people start dying. Most people would size up the situation, call it impossible, and walk away. But most people are not Brack Pelton. Impossible situations are…

July Lightning by Shannon A. Thompson blitz & International Giveaway! (ends 5/11/17)
Young Adult Books / May 2, 2017

July Lightning (Bad Bloods #4) by Shannon A. Thompson Published by: Clean Teen Publishing Publication date: May 1st 2017 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult From best-selling author Shannon A. Thompson comes an exciting new duology in the Bad Bloods universe. Sixteen-year-old Caleb has been called many things: a patient, a musician, even a prostitute…now he has a new name—son. After his identity is uncovered, Caleb bands together with the family he once rejected in order to save the city of Vendona. But it won’t be easy. Enemies wait around every corner—and so do harsh realities. With Violet and Kuthun by his side though, nothing seems impossible. As Vendona sits on the verge of an economic collapse and a massive hurricane threatens the city, Violet and Caleb must show its citizens how to overcome decades of hostility and division to save themselves. Standing or not, a sea will rage, a wall may fall, and all will depend on immortal pain and sacrifice. Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo— EXCERPT: Everyone in the Pits called the fifteen-year-old Skeleton, for obvious reasons. Supposedly, the bad blood had been born a normal, healthy baby boy, but, over time, his skin…

Tour & Giveaway for SEARCHING FOR SARAH by Julieann Dove + Guest Post!(ends 5/9/17)
Adult Books / May 2, 2017

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Searching for Sarah (The Sarah Series #1) Julieann Dove Adult Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 333 pages April 27th 2017 The first in a three book series called Searching for Sarah. Come meet Sarah and begin her journey…. Sarah Keller is convinced that her Mr. Right is stuck in traffic…in another country…on another planet. ‘Thirty-one and still single’ isn’t how she wants to be introduced by her dad. That’s why she’s on five dating websites, posing as anything from an avid gardener to a crazed thrill seeker. Sam Turner is a single dad, workaholic, who owns his own company. Long-term relationships have never worked out for him. That’s why he needs a nanny. When a mutual friend suggests Sarah take the job temporarily, everything changes for them both. Sarah begins falling for the man who meets almost none of her online criteria. And when strange things start happening—things that jeopardize the safety of Sarah, Sam is the last person she would imagine is hiding something. GUEST POST: Meet Sarah…     Sarah is the only child born to Jeffrey and Rose Keller. Her mother died minutes after giving birth, thus giving Sarah a tremendous responsibility of taking…

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Her Secret by Shelley Shepard Gray Tour, Interview & Giveaway! (Hurry! ends 5/2/17)
Adult Books / May 1, 2017

You will not want to miss reading this outstanding fiction of an Amish tale! Be sure to enter the Giveaway! Her Secret by Shelley Shepard Gray Series: The Amish of Hart County #1 Book Details: Genre: Amish Fiction Published by: HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date: March 14th 2017 Number of Pages: 272 ISBN: 006246910X (ISBN13: 9780062469106)Synopsis: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray begins a new series—The Amish of Hart County—with this suspenseful tale of a young Amish woman who is forced to move to a new town to escape a threatening stalker. After a stalker went too far, Hannah Hilty and her family had no choice but to leave the bustling Amish community where she grew up. Now she’s getting a fresh start in Hart County, Kentucky…if only she wasn’t too scared to take it. Hannah has become afraid to trust anyone—even Isaac, the friendly Amish man who lives next door. She wonders if she’ll ever return to the trusting, easy-going woman she once was. For Isaac Troyer, the beautiful girl he teasingly called “The Recluse” confuses him like no other. When he learns of her past, he knows he’s misjudged her. However, he also understands the…

1st “Live’ Interview/Giveaway on my site! Join us!!
Adult Books / May 1, 2017

Cami Checketts is an “all-time” favorite author of Shauna’s and mine! She creatively mixes a little bit of mystery/suspense with her romantic, contemporary tales. Along with this Interview, Cami has offered one of her newest “Bliionaire” series books, ‘The Protective One’. These are slightly different from her precious writings but every bit as good! *Note: The first in her new Firefighter series has, also,  just recently been released. The Protective One (Billionaire Bride Pact) by Cami Checketts Bonus chapters by Lucy McConnell and Jeanette Lewis. 156 pages Published September 2nd 2016 by Birch River Sweet romance by bestselling inspirational author, Cami Checketts Betrayed by an FBI agent while in protective custody, MacKenzie Gunthrie escapes a crime lord and is left hiding from the authorities and her enemies. She finds solace in the peaceful mountain town of Crested Butte, Colorado. With help from a longtime girl’s camp friend and a new identity, she’s starting to Sweet romance by bestselling inspirational author, Cami Checketts Betrayed by an FBI agent while in protective custody, MacKenzie Gunthrie escapes a crime lord and is left hiding from the authorities and her enemies. She finds solace in the peaceful mountain town of Crested Butte, Colorado. With…