A Fantastic SPIDER-MAN Homecoming Giveaway!

How exciting is THIS! This is a Giveaway the whole family can benefit from! Everyone’s favorite friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is swinging in to theaters soon. Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland as Spider-Man and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. In order to help celebrate, The Hopping Bloggers have come together to give one lucky winner an awesome prize pack! This package is worth $50 and includes: Spider-Man Homecoming Funko Pop Spider-Man Homecoming Soundtrack Spider-Man Homecoming Prelude Comic Trade Paperback Spider-Man Homecoming Vulture Funko Pop Spider-Man Lego Set Synopsis Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine — distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear. Spider-Man Homecoming Swings in to Theaters July 7th! Connect with Spider-Man Homecoming Official Site | Facebook | Twitter | #SpidermanHomecoming Enter to win this Spider-Man Homecoming Prize Pack using the…

The Right Fit by Daphne Dubois blitz & Giveaway! [ends 7/6/17]
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 30, 2017

The Right Fit by Daphne Dubois Publication date: April 12th 2017 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance She’s sworn off love, he’s sworn off sex, but together they’ll score the goal of a lifetime. When Maxine Nicholls discovers her fiancé is cheating, she turns to fast food and nighttime soap operas, but her sister has a plan—unbridled rebound sex with a stranger. As one of Toronto’s hottest players, Antony Laurent tallies scores on and off the ice, but when the chiseled defense man hits a slump, rumors of a trade to the minor league send him to ambush a managers meeting at a posh club. That night a chance encounter ends up as an unforgettable evening of passion. But Maxine and Antony are about to discover a game of casual hook ups can lead to something neither one of them thought they deserved—the right fit. Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo EXCERPT: She dropped her gaze and stared at his hands. God, they are big hands. Big hands, big… “Do you want a coffee?” she blurted out. “A coffee? Non.” “Or maybe you need the washroom?” She pointed down the short hallway that lead to her bedroom. He…

Stay Tuned! The best is still yet to come!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 29, 2017

Hi, to ALL of YOU! I am anxious to begin my new blog! After 4 years  of problems with WordPress, I am having  a new & better blog created using Weebly! I continue to work steadily on  transferring my information over! Please, continue to be patient. My side bar with a place for Subscribe and Bloglovin’ + much more was wiped out by WordPress and I have been informed I cannot get it back without, once again, creating a new blog site theme! I am also working on getting my Video Interviews up in a more efficient, timely manner! I am excited with this new addition to my site! I am still learning the video program and editing. It will be more appealing soon! We started July off with one Amazing Giveaway for Spider-Man Homecoming prize pack !!! Following with the Freedom To Read Giveaway Hop! Then the remainder of the month will be dedicated to Patriotic, Christmas in July, and honoring early pioneers!, plus a couple of more Blog Hops!  More Children’s publicists & authors will be Interviewed and more Children’s books reviewed & given away, soon! Please Join us! Please continue to be patient until my new site…

Friend (With Benefits) Zone by Laura Brown Spotlight Tour & Giveaway!
Adult Books / June 29, 2017

Friend (With Benefits) Zone by Laura Brown on Tour June 26 – July 13, 2017 Book Details Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance Published by: Avon Impulse Publication Date: June 27th 2017 Number of Pages: 384 ISBN-13: 9780062495594 (ASIN: B01EFM8NC0) Purchase Links:   Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads Synopsis: I’m ridiculously attracted to my best friend. Today is a bad day. The worst actually. After dealing with the constant manhandling that comes with being a cocktail waitress at a dive bar and surviving a date from hell, I see an eviction notice slapped on the door of my sketchy basement apartment. Great. When my best friend Devon shows up at my door and uses his stubborn charm (emphasis on stubborn) to get me to move in with him, I give in. We’ve had about a million sleepovers since we met in the kindergarten Deaf program, but this time it’s different because I can’t stop thinking about his hard body covering mine, every single night. I know Devon would do anything for me, but I’m afraid what I want to happen will ruin our friendship forever. And the more time we spend together in close quarters, the harder it’ll be to resist…

Book Tour & Giveaway for FAMILY OF HIS OWN by Catherine Lanigan! [ends 7/11/17]
Adult Books / June 28, 2017

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Family of His Own (Shores of Indian Lake #8) Catherine Lanigan Adult Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 384 pages July 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming He’s ready to settle down…with or without her Scott Abbott has always loved Isabelle Hawks. And he’s always been her rock. Patient, dependable, strong. But lately, she’s been acting like that rock is weighing her down. With her art career taking off, Isabelle has been spending less and less time in Indian Lake…and with him. Scott isn’t even sure what they are to each other anymore. They might be friends with a history, but it sure doesn’t feel like a future. Maybe it’s time for Scott to set her free and focus on his own dreams. A real home. A family. All the things he had hoped to share with her… Goodreads│Amazon│Barnes & Noble│Harlequin Tour Schedule June 24th: Launch June 25th: Brooke Blogs & Reading Is My SuperPower June 26th: It’s All About the Romance & Hearts & Scribbles June 27th: Katie’s Clean Book Collection & Christian Suspense Author Mary Alford June 28th: Rockin’ Book Reviews & Mel’s Shelves June 29th: Getting Your Read On & Thoughts of a Blonde June 30th: Paulette’s Papers & I Am A Reader July 2nd: Becky on Books & deal sharing aunt July 3rd: Sylv.net & Wishful Endings July 6th: Heidi…

The Right Fit by Daphne Dubois Blitz & Giveaway! [ends 7/6/17]
Adult Books / June 28, 2017

This is a stimulating Adult story. It sounds very Good but a bit “Racy”! The Right Fit by Daphne Dubois Publication date: April 12th 2017 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance She’s sworn off love, he’s sworn off sex, but together they’ll score the goal of a lifetime. When Maxine Nicholls discovers her fiancé is cheating, she turns to fast food and nighttime soap operas, but her sister has a plan—unbridled rebound sex with a stranger. As one of Toronto’s hottest players, Antony Laurent tallies scores on and off the ice, but when the chiseled defense man hits a slump, rumors of a trade to the minor league send him to ambush a managers meeting at a posh club. That night a chance encounter ends up as an unforgettable evening of passion. But Maxine and Antony are about to discover a game of casual hook ups can lead to something neither one of them thought they deserved—the right fit. Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo EXCERPT: She dropped her gaze and stared at his hands. God, they are big hands. Big hands, big… “Do you want a coffee?” she blurted out. “A coffee? Non.” “Or maybe you…

Path of Thieves by Sunniva Dee blitz & International Giveaway! [ends 7/6/17]
Young Adult Books / June 27, 2017

Path of Thieves by Sunniva Dee Publication date: June 27th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Football hero by day and thief by night, Charles “Cugs” McConnely leads a double life in the small town of Newbark, Florida. At sundown, the seventeen-year-old turns burglar, forced into the business by the man who should be teaching him the difference between right and wrong: his father. Cugs is a pro at both games, but only one can secure him a college scholarship. It should be an easy decision, a no-brainer—if Newbark hadn’t proffered the only life he knows. After run-ins with Nadine Paganelli, his accidental victim and the sole person to have caught him in the act, Cugs starts to realize that hearts can be stolen too. When his long-lost sister makes contact, lies are uncovered and truths revealed. Suddenly, Cugs finds himself questioning both plans and loyalties. Because sometimes the only way to move forward is by pulling the bottom out of the past. Goodreads / Amazon EXCERPT: Last night wasn’t good. Dad’s getting more eager. He wants to accomplish so much on his shopping sprees, blaming a more expensive life now that Step-Cynth’s with us. I’m not in a place to…

The Lucky One Book Tour, Guest Post & International Giveaway! [ends 7/6/17]
Adult Books / June 27, 2017

  Welcome to this Book Tour for This Romantic Adult Comedy & Guest Post! ( Warning: Contains excessive strong language.)  Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of these postings. The Lucky One(A Carolina Connections Novel) by Sylvie Stewart Publication date: May 11th 2017 Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance When your luck runs out, do you run away—or do you stay and fight? Bailey: Let’s get one thing straight. I am not your typical girl. Sure I’ve got all the parts, but I’ve been a stubborn, irreverent tomboy since the womb, as my Irish father would proudly attest. Despite my Irish blood, I’ve had a bit of bad luck here and there—I recently trusted the wrong guy and got derailed in my professional pursuits. But I’ve bounced back. With my shields firmly in place, I thought nothing, or no one, could touch me again. Until he did. And he just might make this tomboy do the girliest thing in the world—fall head over heels in love. Of all the damn luck… Jake: I’m a pretty lucky guy. I have a phenomenal family, a career I love, and I’m building a brand-new life back in my hometown. And, not to be…

Monsters Among Us by Amanda Strong blitz & Giveaway! [7/7/17]
Young Adult Books / June 27, 2017

Monsters Among Us (Monsters Among Us #3)  by Amanda Strong Published by: Clean Teen Publishing Publication date: June 26th 2017 Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult What if the fate of the world lies with the monster—not the hero? The world is shifting, and Sammy has complete control. But as hidden truths surface, she starts to doubt everyone who is close to her. The Ancients and Kory have been harboring dark secrets, and it could mean war between the Dragon Fae and the Irukas. With the Defenders as her devoted soldiers, Sam must make some difficult decisions. Should she save the world… or save herself? Blake won’t give up on Sam. He knows he can’t trust Tonbo anymore, or the web of lies he’s been thrown into. If he hopes to save Sam, he must find the real reason Kory created the bug army. Turns out there could be something far worse than bloodthirsty bugs buriedon the islands, and Blake will have to fight his own inner demons if he wants to save those he loves—including Sam. In a world filled with mistrust and lies, Blake and Sam must unearth the truth and face their own fears and weaknesses. If they…

Surgeon’s Story by Mark Oristano – Review by LAWonder10!
Adult Books / June 26, 2017

This is such an enlightening and inspiring story! Jimmy Kimmel’s Newborn Son is One of 1660 Children Born Annually with This Congenital Heart Condition, the congenital heart condition which affected TV star Jimmy Kimmel’s newborn son. View by clicking here  (NBC-News Tuesday Night) Pediatric heart surgeon Dr. Kristine Guleserian, one of only nine women in the U.S. board certified in pediatric heart surgery, has fixed countless babies with Tetralogy. Dr. Kristine Guleserian has opened up her OR, and her career, to author Mark Oristano to create Surgeon’s Story – Inside OR-1 with One of America’s Top Pediatric Heart Surgeons.  Dr. G’s life, training and work are discussed in detail, framed around the incredibly dramatic story of a heart transplant operation for a two-year old girl whose own heart was rapidly dying. You can view the book trailer here:  http://bit.ly/SurgeonsStory BLURB ABOUT THE BOOK: DALLAS, TEXAS – What is it like to hold the beating heart of a two-day old child in your hand?  What is it like to counsel distraught parents as they make some of the most difficult decisions of their lives? Noted pediatric heart surgeon Dr. Kristine Guleserian has opened up her OR, and her career, to author…

Heart of a Thief by Ella Miles blitz & International $50. GC Giiveaway! [ends 7/6/17]
Adult Books / June 26, 2017

Check this out! Be sure to enter the $50. GC International Giveaway at the end of this posting! Heart of a Thief by Ella Miles Publication date: June 26th 2017 Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense I’m the villain in most romances. I’m a thief that steals happily ever afters. Except unlike most romances love doesn’t conquer me, I conquer it. I’ve stolen countless women from unsuspecting men. Gotten my one night with them. And then watched the heartbreak that occurs in my wake. Love doesn’t survive once I enter the picture, if it ever existed at all. Although, stealing Sloane might be my greatest challenge of all. Asher is a villain trying to a put a horrible life behind him by doing the only two things he knows to do: surf and steal. Sloane is an angel that runs a charity helping children needing a fresh start. Asher will do anything to have her. There is just one problem…she’s about to marry another man. Goodreads / Amazon — CHAPTER ONE: I grab a beer out of the mini fridge while I wait to see if Danielle is coming up or not. I pop the cap off against the counter in my hotel room and then bring the cold liquid to my lips as I stare at the…

Chuck the Rooster Loses His Voice & The Bear Barr Wants ti Play the Guitar Reviews!
Children's Books / June 25, 2017

As promised, below are my Reviews for Dr. Sigal Haber’s two children’s Books! Be sure to enter the Giveaway using the Rafflecopter  at the end of this posting! When Chuck the Rooster lost his voice, life on the farm began to go wrong. In an attempt to deal with the situation, the animals try to find a replacement from amongst themselves, to fill the sick rooster’s place. So they organize a singing contest. Will someone be found to take Chuck’s place? How will the rooster react to the idea? And will there be another “Farm Idol”? “When Chuck the Rooster Lost His Voice” is Dr. Sigal Haber’s children book. Its Theme was inspired by the world of organizational management in which she specialized for many years. The story describes, with humor and wit, what happens when an employee in the imaginary animal farm has trouble functioning or is absent from work. The farm animals, who are amusingly anthropomorphized, are exposed to issues such as duty, cooperation, and dealing with the unexpected. Buy Link: Amazon | MY REVIEW: Chuck the Rooster Loses His Voice is a cute Children’s book written in prose. This story emulates the dependency of other animals in…

Dr. Sigal Haber, New Children’s Book Author Interview & Upcoming Giveaway!
Children's Books / June 24, 2017

I am pleased to introduce Author, Dr. Sigal Haber through our Interview and by presenting her two Children’s Books (which can also be obtained in Hebrew) Be sure you read the Interview well so you can answer tomorrow’s questions when I post my reviews and the Giveaway!   Remember, I will be posting my reviews tomorrow & the Giveaway! Be sure to stop by and read them, before entering the Giveaway! Author’s Bio: Sigal Haber is a mother of three children with an extensive experience in education and teaching.  Her love for literature and kids led her to the quest of writing for children. As a University Prof. Sigal has taught and studied entrepreneurship for many years and had been involved with young entrepreneurs’ educational programs. Creativity and innovativeness, considered the core values of entrepreneurial behavior, are rooted in her thinking and writing.  In her books she brings her life experience and knowledge in a creative and humours way  to create a great reading experience for young readers. My Interview with Dr. Sigal Haber Dr. Sigal, please share with us a little about yourself, i.e. where you grew up, how many siblings you have, and favorite activities you liked to indulge…

Gate of Air by Resa Nelson blitz & International Giveaway! [ends 6/29/17]
Young Adult Books / June 24, 2017

Gate of Air (Dragon Gods, #1) Resa Nelson Publication date: June 19th 2017 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Frayka must find and convince the dragon gods of the Far East to appease the gods of her Northland heritage. If she fails, her own Northlander gods will destroy all the mortals who once promised to worship them. The Far East is a mysterious place of legend to Northlanders like Frayka. Only an old map can show her how to get there. Once she arrives, all of Frayka’s sensibilities put her in danger. And every dangerous turn delays her from finding the dragon gods whose help she so desperately needs. Although Frayka looks like a Far Easterner, she is a powerful Northlander warrior who is quick to voice her thoughts. She is trained to fight and won’t hesitate to do so. But everything about Frayka puts her in deadly peril in the Far East, where the laws are strict and the punishment cruel. Especially when the one being punished is a woman. Goodreads / Amazon CHAPTER 1: How did my life become so turbulent? As the pale blue and pink light foretold the dawn of a new day, Frayka walked the narrow length…

Spotlight Tour & Giveaway for ‘Speaking with Strategic Impact’ by Kate LeVan! [ends 7/8/17]
Adult Books / June 23, 2017

This book is a must-read if you’re a consultant, analyst, pitch team leader, roadshow executive, technology specialist, project manager, internal or external marketer, sales rep, subject matter expert or innovator.  Book Details: Book Title: Speaking with Strategic Impact: Four Steps to Extraordinary Presence & Persuasion by Kate LeVan Category:  Adult Non-Fiction,  152 pages Genre:  Business    Publisher:  Delton Press Content Rating: G Release date:  May 24, 2017  Tour dates: June 12 to 30, 2017 Book Description: Speaking with Strategic Impact is for business people who make their living—or their mark—through presentations long and short. It’s a must-read if you’re a consultant, analyst, pitch team leader, roadshow executive, technology specialist, project manager, internal or external marketer, sales rep, subject matter expert or innovator. Do your presentations unexpectedly fall flat? Do others hijack your meetings? Do you spend more time compiling slide decks than actually influencing decision-makers? Has someone vaguely told you that you “should look more confident up there” or that you “lack gravitas”? Have you watched TED Talks but wonder how you can bring that level of effectiveness into real business presentations? Speaking with Strategic Impact gives you the key to leadership presence and persuasion. More than just tips and tricks,…

Spotlight Tour & $50. Givaway for Dancing in the Rain by Lucy Appadoo [ends 7/1/17]
Adult Books / June 22, 2017

Welcome to this Spotlight Tour & Giveaway! Can she end the turmoil and escape the firmly built trap to find the freedom she craves? Book Details:  Book Title: Dancing in the Rain (The Italian Family Series)Author: Lucy Appadoo Category: Adult Fiction, 274 pages Genre: Historical Coming of Age/Romance/Family Drama Publisher: Lucy Appadoo Release date: March 24, 2017 Tour dates: June 5 to 23, 2017 Content Rating: PG-13 + M (There is physical abuse and death involved.)   Book Description:  Fifteen-year old Valeria Allegro works diligently on the family farm in Italy, where she is torn between her duty to her family and her desire to find freedom from her strict, domineering father. She finds solace in Dario, a young student who provides a blissful escape—until a neighbour’s son, Gregorio, decides he wants her for himself. This raises an alarm for her father, which leads to family conflict and aggression. When Dario is threatened and her family is plagued by a series of suspicious accidents, Valeria is desperate to keep her loved ones safe. Can she end the turmoil and escape the firmly built trap to find the freedom she craves? Buy the Book: Amazon.com.au ~ Amazon.com ~ Barnes & Noble |  Other…

Why I Loathe Sterling Lane by Ingrid Paulson Blog Tour & Giveaway! [ends 6/30/17]
Young Adult Books / June 22, 2017

WHY I LOATHE STERLING LANE BY INGRID PAULSON BLOG TOUR – June 12-30, 2017       Why I Loathe Sterling Lane by Ingrid Paulson Publication Date: June 6, 2017 Publisher: Entangled Teen Per her 537 rules, Harper Campbell keeps her life tidy—academically and socially. But the moment Sterling Lane transfers into her tiny boarding school, her twin brother gets swept up in Sterling’s pranks and schemes and nearly gets expelled. Harper knows it’s Sterling’s fault, and to protect her brother, she vows to take him down. As she exposes his endless school violations, he keeps striking back, framing her for his own infractions. Worst of all, he’s charmed the administration into thinking he’s harmless, and only Harper sees him for the troublemaker he absolutely is. As she breaks rule after precious rule in her battle of wits against Sterling and tension between them hits a boiling point, she’s horrified to discover that perhaps the two of them aren’t so different. And maybe she doesn’t entirely hate him after all. Teaming up with Sterling to save her brother might be the only way to keep from breaking the most important rule—protecting Cole. Goodreads | Purchase Links: Google |Play | BAM | Chapters | Indies | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | TBD | iBooks REVIEW BY VICKIE: This…

Don’t Look Back by Vicki Tharp blitz & Giveaway! [ends
Adult Books / June 22, 2017

 Read All About It and be Sure to Enter the Giveaway at the End of this Posting. Don’t Look Back Vicki Tharp Publication date: November 19th 2011 Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense Ridley Meyer’s latest murder left him unsatisfied, but the spitfire with the U-haul may provide just the challenge he craves. Veterinarian Audrey West is running out of time, yet she is determined to keep her inherited home out of foreclosure. With no more than a dream, a prayer, and a packed U-Haul, West moves back home to complete the expensive repairs. Just when Audrey thinks she might pull off the impossible, she finds her dream is not the only thing being followed. Scott Romero has it all—money, ambition and a growing reputation as the city’s top veterinary surgeon. However, when his best friend Audrey is abducted by a killer, Scott realizes what he doesn’t have and he must risk losing his job, and his life, to save her. Don’t Look Back was a 2007 Romantic Suspense finalist in the Romance Writer’s of America Golden Heart writing contest. Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo EXCERPT: He leaned in to scrutinize his work. “Let me see.”…

Mormon Girl Incognito Blog Tour & Giveaway! [ends 6/23/17]
Adult Books / June 21, 2017

You will be in Suspense, you will laugh and you will cry with this very entertaining novel! Thank you Covenant Communications for this Tour & Giveaway! Synopsis:  Jacklyn “Jack” Wyatt is just your average Mormon girl—other than her brief stint with the FBI, her subsequent brush with death, and her dreamy boyfriend, Special Agent Damon Wade. But in the eight months since she helped save a kidnapping victim, Jack’s life has returned to its mostly stagnant state. She’s still trapped in a dead-end job, and even her relationship seems to be stuck in a rut. These days, adventures are few and far between.  So when Damon heads to Las Vegas on assignment, Jack sees the perfect opportunity to surprise her boyfriend and rekindle the spark in their relationship. But the surprise is on her: she has just landed herself in the middle of a high-stakes operation involving Russian criminals. Unwittingly drawn undercover once more, Jack is all too aware that the survival of Damon and his associates depend on the success of her charade. In the unfamiliar world of luxurious limos, exclusive nightclubs, and gambling, Jack must convince the high-rolling hustlers that she is a terrifying international arms dealer. If…

Stonetree Trilogy Blitz Post & Giveaway! [ends 6/29/17]
Adult Books / June 21, 2017

Welcome! Be sure to enter to Win the Giveaway by completing the Rafflecopter at the end of this posting! Stonetree Trilogy Ophelia Bell (Black Mountain Bears #1-3) Publication date: August 29th 2016 Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance Gaia save the Queen… Emma Stonetree’s father is missing. Worse yet, her uncle’s gone too, leaving her and her two cousins, Jasper and Jade, floundering for an explanation. All Emma can think of are their fathers’ stories—tall tales of magic, mystery, and a whole host of shifter races. Stories she might not have believed, if not for her own research into the matter—research that hardly prepares her for the trials of magic she and her cousins will endure as they set off that Midwinter’s night to discover their roots. Nor does it prepare the three for what they find on the other side of the mystical portal their fathers disappeared into: the ursa, a fertility-focused race of bear shifters, with customs that defy their human sensibilities. Except the trio swiftly learn they aren’t really human either, and once inside the ursa Sanctuary, they are just as bound by ursa laws as the earth is bound by the seasons. Emma and her cousins must make…

Book Blast & Giveaway – ICED by Avery Daniels! [ends 6/26/17]
Adult Books / June 20, 2017

ICED: A Resort to Murder Mystery by Avery Daniels June 20, 2017 Book Blast Book Details: Genre: Amateur Sleuth Published by: Blazing Sword Publishing, Ltd Publication Date: May 31st 2017 Number of Pages: 296 ASIN: B071LFD6JV Series: A Resort to Murder Mystery, 1 Synopsis: Julienne has her ideal job as an event planner at a prestigious resort. During a luncheon event she coordinated, a renowned celebrity pastor is killed next to the buffet. All eyes turn to her as the suspect. If she wants to stay out of jail or even keep her job, Julienne needs all the help she can get to solve the crime. She has her work cut out for her with a vengeful high school rival now reporter, the public demanding she be fired, plus family who know what’s best for her, and a boyfriend who doesn’t understand her. She turns to friends and a new ally to uncover who wanted to put the pastor on ice. Julienne goes undercover and investigates a local swingers group as she follows the trail of clues before they go cold. Can she gather enough suspects and motives to convince the police to her widen their investigation? Can she do…

Cover Reveal for Rise of the Sea Witch by Stacey Rourke!
Young Adult Books / June 20, 2017

Rise of the Sea Witch Stacey Rourke Publication date: June 2017 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Details of the sea witch’s banishment have been exaggerated. The body count that preempted it was not. Once an illustrious princess, her hands and tentacles were stained with the blood of thousands. No one could comprehend how the hooks of madness dragged her down from her life of privilege. Born Princess Vanessa of Atlantica, the ambitious young royal was one of two children born to the great King Poseidon. She and her brother, Triton, were groomed from birth to rule. Yet only one would ascend that coveted throne. While carefree Triton flits through his training with a cavalier demeanor and beguiling charm, Vanessa’s hunger for her father’s acceptance drives her to push herself to the limits of magic, and combat to become a leader worthy of her people. When war against the humans ravages their once regal kingdom, political sides are chosen. Factions from the seven seas challenge the existing leadership, pitting Vanessa against her brother in a vicious battle for the crown. Traitors are exposed, dark family secrets revealed, and a once strong sibling bond is strained to its breaking point. Only when the…

Shades of the Gods by Erin Hayes blitz & Internatoional Giveaway! [ends 6/29/17]
Adult Books / June 18, 2017

Welcome to this Blitz and Giveaway for Shades of the Gods! Shades of the Gods Erin Hayes (Elysium Legacies #1) Publication date: September 27th 2013 Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Mythology Caught between life and death, all Callie wants is to live again. Homicide detective Callie Saunders knows that death isn’t all pearly gates and angels. After being hit by a bus, she finds that it’s the ancient gods and goddesses of Greek mythology who are in charge of everything. So when Hades offers her a deal, she accepts. If she wants to be brought back to life, she’ll have to figure out who is trying to kill his son. But if she fails, both her soul and the world will be destroyed. With the odds mounting against her, it’ll take everything she has within her to wake up from death. But the rules are constantly changing. And someone wants her to stay dead. (This book was formerly titled Death is but a Dream. The covers and titles have changed for The Elysium Legacies, but the content is still the same.) Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo 99¢ for a limited time only! EXCERPT: “You’re blackmailing me,” I sneered…

Jorie and the Magic Stones Review & Interview with A. H.Richardson + International Giveaway! [ends 7/3/17]
Children's Books / June 18, 2017

THIS NEW FANTASY SERIES FOR  ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE GRADE  YOUTH COULD BECOME A NEW  CLASSIC! Join us for this Review, Interview & Giveaway! You can WIN one of Two Paperback copies, International! Jorie and the Magic Stones is the first book in a new chapter book series, by A. H. Richardson, that follows one heroic nine-year-old girl on an unforgettable adventure. Children everywhere are loving this adventurous tale of Jorie and Rufus, two orphans from very different walks of life, who meet by chance and discover a mystic book about dragons, that soon leads them on a quest through a magical world unlike anything either of them have ever experienced… Synopsis: When Marjorie went to live with her frosty maiden aunt, she couldn’t imagine the adventures she would have with dragons — good and bad — and all the strange creatures that live in a mysterious land beneath the Tarn. The spunky 9-year-old redhead forges an unlikely friendship with an insecure young boy named Rufus who lives with his crusty grandfather next door. When Jorie — for that is what she prefers to be called — finds a dusty ancient book about dragons, she learns four strange words that will send the two of them into a mysterious land beneath the…

FARM: With 100 Questions & 70 Flaps to Lift Review & Giveaway! [ends 7/4/17]
Children's Books / June 17, 2017

Welcome to this Children’s Book Review! Thank you Quarto Publishingfor providing this Book and Giveaway!   Board Book, 16 pages Published March 7th 2017 by Wide Eyed Editions ISBN 1847809057 (ISBN13: 9781847809056) Who lives in the barn? How do seeds grow? And where do eggs come from? Find out in this fact-filled book, the first in a new non-fiction series for children aged 5+. Each book answers 100 questions in a simple and informative way, and has more than 70 lift-flaps to open. My Review: WOW! I was not aware there were so many questions to be answered about Farm animals and Farm life! This sturdy cardboard book covers the subjects of farm animals, farm produce, and farm machinery. It will keep young ones occupied for a long period of time with an older child’s or parent’s help. The many flaps are too small for most toddler to maneuver until after considerable use. The illustrations are simple, colorful watercolor images. They are well done by Illustrator, Andres Lozano. This book earns a Three and a Half Stars rating. *Tis book was sent as a gift with no pressure to write a positive review. This is my honest review. About the…

Spotlight Tour & (U.S.) Giveaway for The Seduction Expert by La Baronne! [ends 6/24/17]
Adult Books / June 16, 2017

Welcome to this Spotlight Tour! Although the title sounds risqué, it is “clean”!  Book Details:   Book Title:  The Seduction Expert by La Baronne ​Category:  Adult Non-Fiction,  178 pages Genre:  Contemporary, Romance , Self-help Publisher:  VSP Publishing Release date:  May 27, 2017 Tour dates:  May 29 to June 16, 2017 Content Rating:  G Book Description: After two best-sellers in France and Brazil, the seduction expert has now arrived in New York with her Vuitton luggage. She was the most famous seduction expert in France. She is now the most famous seduction expert in the world. Imagine years spent in her company, during which she challenges the biggest heartbreakers… Years of analyzing, tracking and well-deserved revenge. All motivated by a single promise: to change the lives of all those women calling upon her services. A few women would swear that The Seduction Expert changed their lives. She is an iron hand in a velvet glove, a woman of honour, dressed in a designer suit. She is the Wonder Woman of modern times who owns Gucci shoes and Burberry coats. She is the kind of woman of action who brings emotional turmoil. Get her card, it’s much better than spending holidays in…

$100. Giveaway & New Billionaire Beach Romance presented by Cami Checketts! 9ends 6/29/17]
Adult Books / June 16, 2017

The Billionaire Beach Romances are each stand-alone novels set in fun vacation spots. Don’t miss the series! I just received my copy and not had the opportunity to read/review it yet. I am so excited for this opportunity! Shauna has read most of them and is TOTALLY “hooked” on them! Shauna will be posting her review a nd then soon after, I hope, I will be posting mine. Cami, sent the correspondence below: “I have had so much fun with these Billionaire Beach Romances. Onboard for Love is set on the same cruise ship that I was able to take my family on for my oldest son’s last family trip. I hope you enjoy the escape as much as I did! And you won’t even have to gain five pounds from eating too much yummy cruise food. Also, don’t forget to enter to win the $100 gift card. Hugs, Cami Alicia Noir’s ex-husband, Trav, has always valued his race car more than his family, just like her dad who died in his race car. When their eight-year old son pulls them into the cruise vacation of a lifetime, she has to find a way to resist Trav’s charm, his well-formed…

CALLING ALL AUTHORS! 1/2 OFF! Your Website Budget Blueprint, has launched!
Adult Books / June 15, 2017

Your Website Budget Blueprint by Laura Christensen, has launched! This is sure to be an outstanding opportunity! Laura was an amazing Publicist and so much more! Now she has organized and developed her own classes! Critical Features You MUST Include in Your Website Budget. So,…I’m promoting her course and a free webinar, through June 29. Get HALF OFF Your Website Budget Blueprint, Laura Christianson’s online course http://www.websitebudgetblueprint.com/

Tour & Giveaway for ‘Back Pocket Coach’ by Alexandra Ross and Diane Brennan! [ends 6/24/17]
Adult Books / June 15, 2017

Welcome to this Book Tour for Back Pocket Coach! This quickly read book is packed with  33 power-packed communication strategies to support you in creating satisfying conversations that result in good outcomes for you and others.  Book Details: Book Title:  Back Pocket Coach: 33 Effective Communication Strategies for Work & Life Authors: Diane Brennan and Alexandra Ross Category:  Adult Non-Fiction,  104 pages Genre: Communication, Self-help Publisher:   New View Press Release date:  January 2017 Tour dates: June 5 to 16, 2017 Content Rating: G Book Description: Have you ever been in a situation that was emotionally charged and the stakes were high? And it was difficult to find the right words? Back Pocket Coach provides 33 power-packed communication strategies to support you in creating satisfying conversations that result in good outcomes for you and others. These just-in-time strategies will help you move through conversations masterfully –whether you’re engaging with one person or a team of people. You’ll learn how to: — Provide difficult feedback to everyone from your boss to mother-in-law — improving your relationships in the process. — Effectively renegotiate any agreement. — Say no to a request that would leave you stretched too thing — and do so from a place of strength. — Get…

IT”S HERE! SPLASH INTO SUMMER BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY! [ends 6/30/17]

Welcome to this Summer Blog Hop Giveaway! I have FOUR very different Books for ONE lucky Winner to “Splash Into Summer” reading experience!                                   The first is a Contemporary Romance YA will enjoy as well as Adults! The Following Three Books are generously Provided by the authors. Paperback Published June 13th 2017 by Sweetwater Books ISBN 1462120296 (ISBN13: 9781462120291) Synopsis: Jenna Clark always tried to bury her bleak beginnings in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley, but a newfound secret about her father’s identity forces Jenna to dig up her past. While there, mysterious threats and dangers suddenly enter her life that bring about an unexpected man of her dreams–Michael Callahan. After a lifetime of running away from family and love will Jenna find the courage to confront her past and step forward into the future? Book Depository |Amazon | Deseret Book | Books & Things | About the Author: A hopeless romantic, Janice Mineer has played harp for weddings, even for one that took place on the edge of a cliff over a river. Because of her first husband’s long illness, Janice and her family spent extended time…

Love on Pointe by Tiffany Qdekirk Book Tour & Giveaway! [ends 6/16/17]
Adult Books / June 14, 2017

Directed at an LDS audience, this novel will, assuredly, be enjoyed by others, as well. It is an outstanding read!          My thanks goes out to Covenant Communications for presenting this Review Tour & Giveaway. Paperback, 319 pages Published June 1st 2017 by Covenant Communications ISBN139781524402006 SYNOPSIS: Rhys Solario has a secret—one he plans to keep: he’s a non-Mormon attending Brigham Young University. With only two semesters left before graduation, he just wants to keep flying under the radar. Then he meets Emmy in a Book of Mormon class, and for the first time, the idea of keeping to himself doesn’t sound so appealing. Emmy Jennings feels confident only when she’s dancing ballet. With every plié and chassé, all her worries fade away. But when she fails to earn a coveted solo, her confidence on the dance floor disintegrates, and the future she’s worked so hard to earn stands in jeopardy. Assigned to be study partners, both Rhys and Emmy face initial anxieties regarding who they really are. But slowly, their tentative friendship evolves into something more. Yet even as love deepens, the pair is faced with a disheartening truth: Rhys can’t take Emmy to the temple, and the…

The D.B. List by Rebekah L. Purdy Release Day Celebration!
Young Adult Books / June 14, 2017

Better a Day Late than never! Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for ‘The D.B. List’ by Rebekah L. Purdy presented by Swoon Romance! Grab your copy today! Happy Book Birthday, Rebekah! The D.B. List by Rebekah L. Purdy Publisher: Swoon Romance Release Date: June 13, 2017 Seventeen-year-old Ellie Gebhardt has spent the last three years of high school in psychotherapy, trying to fix a very broken her. And her shrink (or therapist as she likes to be called) seems to think that in order to totally heal, she needs to recognize all the good and bad things that have led her to this point. As if a trip down memory lane will suddenly make her better. She’s given a “homework” assignment to create two lists. One with nothing but happy memories and thoughts on it (otherwise known as the ‘happy rainbow farting unicorns list’). And the other with everything negative that Ellie thinks contributed to “the” day she could no longer cope. So begins Ellie’s Douche Bag list (or D.B. List for short). And once she gets started, it’s hard to stop remembering all the jerks, the petty crap, the times she’d been bullied or the main focus of the…

GRAND FINALE BLITZ: Girl in the Spotlight by Virginia McCullough! [ends 6/16/17]
Young Adult Books / June 12, 2017

Welcome to this Book Tour Grand Finale for Girl in the Spotlight By Virginia McCullough! On Tour with Prism Book Tours. We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops you can see snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below… Launch – Author Interview If you could sum the book up in one sentence, what would you say? Lark McGee and Miles Jenkins shared the painful experience of giving up a child, but without fanfare or effort they’re given a path to see their daughter, and if they have the courage, to grab their second chance with each other. Katie’s Clean Book Collection – Who are Lark and Miles? When Miles and Lark met as college students both confided their big career dreams. It was such a pleasure to portray a guy who early in life chose to become a professional speaker/consultant. I’m familiar with that life, so I know how much time speakers spend in airports and hotel rooms, with phones and laptops as their only companions. Christian Suspense Author Mary Alford – Review “I so loved this story and I was pulling for Miles and Lark to not only get to meet their daughter, but…

Amnesia by Cambria Hebert blitz & International Giveaway! [ends 6/15/17]
Adult Books / June 12, 2017

This is one I really want to read! How about You? Amnesia by Cambria Hebert Publication date: June 12th 2017 Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense I washed ashore in a little lake town. A place where everyone knows everyone, yet… No one knows me. I don’t know me. If a woman doesn’t know her own name, does she really exist? I don’t know my natural hair color, my birthdate, or where I live. I am invisible. To everyone, to everything, even to myself. Except to him. I see the recognition deep in his stare, the way it lingers on my face as if I’m a puzzle he’s desperate to put together. I just want answers, the truth… knowledge. His lips are sealed. Still, his eyes beguile me. I can’t trust anyone, not even myself. Someone wants me dead, the same someone who tried to bury me in a watery grave. They’ll come for me again… I won’t know their face. I don’t even know mine. I am amnesia. Goodreads / Amazon EXCERPT: Slivers of light pricked my eyelids, which up until this moment seemed far too heavy to lift. As I lay against something soft at my back, thought and awareness…

Almost Jamie by Gina Robinson Blitz & International Giveaway! [ends 6/15/17]
Adult Books / June 10, 2017

Almost Jamie by Gina Robinson Publication date: June 8th 2017 Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance A kilt meets dress modern love story. If you like good guy geek heroes who look hot in kilts, strong, intelligent heroines, and poignant romance, then you’ll love Almost Jamie, the first book in Gina Robinson’s new light, fun contemporary romance Jet City Kilt series. Half American, half English physician Blair Edwards has always wanted her Jamie, the Sinclair, the dashing Highland laird of the wildly popular TV series, Jamie. Unfortunately, it’s so hard to find a man like him in the modern world. When the stars of Jamie come to Seattle’s Jet City Comicon, Blair dresses up as Jamie’s Elinor in a vibrant red gown, hoping to get a seat in their popular presentation and a good view of the handsome, charming star of the show. She doesn’t expect to be called on to use her medical skills to treat an injured cosplayer who looks almost like…Jamie. And sets her wounded heart racing. Cosplayer, geek, app designer, and cyber security expert Austin MacDougall has been styled by his matchmaker to look like the actor who plays Jamie. He’s been trying to win the prize for…

Right Text, Wrong Number by Natalie Decker Cover Reveal !
Young Adult Books / June 9, 2017

Hi, All! Welcome to the Cover Reveal for Right, Text Wrong Number by Natalie Decker presented by Swoon Romance! Be on the look out for this upcoming title! What do you think of the cover? Right Text, Wrong Number by Natalie Decker Publisher:  Swoon Romance Publication Date:   July 11, 2017 High school juniors Layla and Tyler are complete opposites. Sure she’s a cheerleader and he’s a football player, but she thinks he’s the biggest jerk in the school and he thinks she is too high on her horse to even be worth of a second glance from him. And when the two of them are near one another, sparks fly in all the wrong directions. They are NOT interested in speaking to one another, let alone date. But when Layla unknowingly sends Tyler a smack-down text meant for the girl sending naked photos to her then-boyfriend, Adam, Tyler has no idea it’s Layla and decides to play along. After all, Tyler cannot resist messing with the pissed off girl firing off texts about junk pictures, cheating, and girl code. As the fallout from Adam’s sexting scandal plays out in front of the entire school, Tyler and Layla secretly continue…

Cover Reveal for Submerge by Tobie Easton!
Young Adult Books / June 9, 2017

Cover Reveal for Submerge by Tobie Easton Cover Reveal:  Submerge (Mer Chronicles #2)  by Tobie Easton   Hello Readers! Welcome to the Cover Reveal for Submerge (Mer Chronicles #2) by Tobie Easton presented by Month9Books! Be on the look out for this upcoming YA title! What do you think of the cover? Submerge (Mer Chronicles #2) by Tobie Easton Publication Date:  September 12, 2017 Publisher:  Month9Books Google Play | Amazon | TBD | B& Now that Lia and Clay’s love has broken the Little Mermaid’s curse, everything has changed. Will Lia’s family remain on land, leading the only life she and her sisters have ever known, or will they move below the waves, to the sparkling new capital city? Lia is adamant about staying on land with Clay for her senior year. But at Melusine and her father’s trial, new revelations threaten what Lia holds most dear. The verdict will shake Lia’s whole world, calling into question her future with Clay, her feelings for Caspian, and the fate of all Merkind. As she wonders who to trust, Lia sets out on a treacherous path that will lead her away from her sheltered Malibu home to a remote and mysterious school for…

Book Tour & Giveaway Grand Finale for The Man She Knew! [ends 6/13/17]
Adult Books / June 9, 2017

Book Tour Grand Finale for The Man She Knew By Loree Lough On Tour with Prism Book Tours. We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops you can see snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below… Launch – Note from the Author Researching this novel was different from any other I’ve written, because Ian Sylvestry is my first ex-convict hero! A very troubled teen, Ian got involved with some bad dudes, and didn’t realize just how bad they were until, one rainy night, he goes along with them as they commit a felony. He had plenty of time to think about his unwise, immature choices while he served ten years for the crime. Plenty of time to think about all the people his imprudent decision had hurt. Upon his release, he works tirelessly to become a respectable citizen, and earns the respect of family and friends. But is it too late to win back the heart of Maleah Turner, the love of his life…? Rockin’ Book Reviws – Review “The story is a very good one. The characters were portrayed well, the scenes easily visualized from familiarity, and had a steady smooth flow throughout…

Book Tour & Giveaway for GIRL IN THE SPOTLIGHT by Virginia McCullough! [ends 6/16/17]
Adult Books / June 8, 2017

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Girl in the Spotlight by Virginia McCullough Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 384 pages June 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming The daughter they never knew When Miles Jenkins sees the graceful young figure skater on TV, he can’t believe how much she resembles Lark McGee, the girl he dated briefly in college. Could this aspiring star be the child Lark gave up for adoption eighteen years ago? He has to find out. Locating Lark ignites conflicting emotions in Miles—including regrets for what might have been and romantic feelings that take the two single parents by surprise. As they prepare to meet their daughter, this deeper connection between the two just might be the chance at love they never got. Advanced Praise Mesmerized by the real world of characters–brought to life beautifully, I found myself entranced by this thoughtful, delightful, sad, and joyous, novel about second chances and all forms of love. The situation, characters, and consequences left me shedding happy tears at the ending. — Casey Clifford, award-winning author A compelling love story crafted with characters you’ll fall in love with. Miles and Lark’s journey to be reunited with their child captured my heart, as did their…

Excerpt tour: Whatever After by E.M. Tippetts!
Adult Books / June 8, 2017

This is Highlights of the upcoming Book Tour! If you haven’t read the earlier Someone Else’s Fairytale series, you are really missing a FUN Contemporary Romance which is clean, but will make you want to “swoon”. Whatever After by E.M. Tippetts is live! Read an excerpt below! Whatever After (Someone Else’s Fairytale #5) by E.M. Tippetts 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…

PLEASE BEAR WITH ME!

PLEASE BEAR WITH ME! I AM HAVING MAOR PROBLEMS- STILL – WITH WORDPRESS! Inconsistent errors are showing up on certain postings. BlueHost has not been able to resolve the problems either. I am working with other individuals as well, to fix the problem. Until we find the solution, please continue to be patient and visit my site for the daily Reviews, Interviews and Giveaways. Thank you so much for your support and “long-suffering”! HUGS! Lu Ann, Shauna, Angie, Vickie & Sabrina

Cinderella, Necromancer by F.M. Boughan Cover Reveal!
Young Adult Books / June 7, 2017

Hi, All! Welcome to the Cover Reveal for Cinderella, Necromancer by F.M. Boughan presented by Month9Books! Be on the look out for this upcoming YA title. What do you think of the cover? Cinderella, Necromancer by F.M. Boughan Publication Date:  September 5, 2017 Publisher:  Month9Books Darkness can only be controlled by those with the darkest of hearts. Ellison lost her mother at an early age. Now, sixteen, her father has found love again. He’s happy and doesn’t quite notice that Ellison does not get along with his new wife or her vicious daughters. When Ellison discovers a necromantic tome while traveling the secret passages of her father’s mansion, she wonders if it could be the key to her eventual freedom. Until then, she must master her dark new power, even as her stepmother makes her a servant in her own home. And when her younger brother falls incurably ill, Ellison will do anything to ease his pain, including falling prey to her stepmother’s and stepsisters’ every whim and fancy. Stumbling into a chance meeting with Prince William during a secret visit to her mother’s grave feels like a trick of fate when her stepmother refuses to allow Ellison to attend a…

Who She was by Stormy Smith -Review by LAWonder10!
Young Adult Books / June 7, 2017

If you haven’t read any of Stormy Smith’s books, you are truly missing an awesome experience! They are all very well written! Watch for our upcoming Interview/Giveaway! Who She Was by Stormy Smith Paperback, 320 pages Published May 4th 2017 by Perfect Storm Publishing, LLC ISBN 0997152125 (ISBN13: 9780997152128) Trevor Adler loathes the music he used to love, but it’s the key to his full-ride scholarship and the ticket away from his dysfunctional parents. To kick off their freshman year, Trevor’s roommate drags him to a frat party, where he ends up face-to-face with his childhood best friend and finds himself entrenched in memories he’d rather forget. Unable to let Charlie go again Trevor Adler loathes the music he used to love, but it’s the key to his full-ride scholarship and the ticket away from his dysfunctional parents. To kick off their freshman year, Trevor’s roommate drags him to a frat party, where he ends up face-to-face with his childhood best friend and finds himself entrenched in memories he’d rather forget. Unable to let Charlie go again without understanding the truth of why she disappeared from his life and chose to become the type of person they always hated, Trevor…

Romancing Daphne by Sarah M. Eden Book Tour and International Giveaway! [ends 6/9/17
Adult Books / June 7, 2017

 My thanks to Covenant Communications for providing this Book Tour and Giveaway! Do not forget to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting! Synopsis: As her first London Season looms before her, the thought of the impending social whirl fills Daphne Lancaster’s timid heart with dread. She hasn’t her sisters’ beauty nor their talent for conversing easily. Even her family’s enviable connections may not be enough to prevent disaster. But Daphne’s misery turns to surprised delight when the first event of her Season brings an unexpected visitor to her door—James Tilburn, whose tender kindness stole her heart in her youth. When the handsome young gentleman expresses his desire to court her, Daphne is elated. Their feelings for each other quickly grow, and it appears that, much to Daphne’s disbelief, her happily ever after is within reach. Yet nothing is as it seems. The couple finds themselves caught in a tangled web of greed and deceit, leaving James and Daphne to determine whether they are willing to risk everything for true love. Amazon | MY REVIEW: WOW! That says it all! If there was a higher rating than Five Stars available, I would freely give it! Sarah M. Eden…

Practicing Normal by Cara Sue Achterborg Book Tour&Giveaway!
Adult Books / June 6, 2017

Practicing Normal by Cara Sue Achterberg on Tour June 1 – July 31, 2017 Book Details Genre: Women’s Fiction Published by: The Story Plant Publication Date: June 6th 2017 Number of Pages: 336 ISBN: 1611882443 (ISBN13: 9781611882445) Get Your Copy of Practicing Normal by Cara Sue Achterberg on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads! Synopsis: The houses in Pine Estates are beautiful McMansions filled with high-achieving parents, children on the fast track to top colleges, all of the comforts of modern living, and the best security systems money can buy. Welcome to normal upper-middle-class suburbia. The Turners know in their hearts that they’re anything but normal. Jenna is a high-schooler dressed in black who is fascinated with breaking into her neighbors’ homes, security systems be damned. Everett genuinely believes he loves his wife . . . he just loves having a continuing stream of mistresses more. JT is a genius kid with Asperger’s who moves from one obsession to the next. And Kate tries to manage her family, manage her mother (who lives down the street), and avoid wondering why her life is passing her by. And now everything is changing for them. Jenna suddenly finds herself in a boy-next-door romance she…

Meet Publicist, Scott Lorenz! Interview with Shauna!

MEET AN OUTSTANDING PUBLICIST, SCOTT LORENZ! IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO INTERVIEW HIM! PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING HIM TO ROCKIN’ BOOK REVIEWS ! Scott Lorenz is President of Westwind Communications, a public relations and marketing firm with a special knack for working with Doctors, Lawyers, Authors, Startups and Entrepreneurs to help them get all the publicity they deserve and more. Lorenz works with bestselling authors and self-published authors promoting all types of books, whether it’s their first book or their 15th book. He’s handled publicity for books by CEOs, Navy SEALS, Homemakers, Fitness Gurus, Doctors, Lawyers and Adventurers. He’s generated media coverage for numerous genres including, fiction, health, romance, business and children. My association, these past two years, with Scott Lorenz has been very rewarding. He is the epitome of professionalism, and motivation, yet has been very understanding when disaster struck a few times. I highly recommend his services to anyone needing PR and marketing. He gets the job done! – Rockin’ Book Reviews, LAWonder10. WATCH THE LIVE INTERVIEW BETWEEN SHAUNA & SCOTT. Lorenz has marketing classes at the Learning Annex in New York City. He’s been a featured marketing expert on America Online and has been interviewed by many media…

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2018 !
Adult Books , Children's Books / June 5, 2017

Below is an IMPORTANT MESSAGE from National Geographic Kids! With all the excitement of the final school bell around the corner, it’s time to talk about a sobering reality — summer slide. Did you know that two months of reading skills are LOST over the summer and that it can take up to two months from the first day of school for a student’s brain development to get back on track?  “Brain drain” is very real and has lasting repercussions that can impact a student’s long-term academic performance. One of the most effective, easiest and affordable ways to ensure students are on track academically come September is to make sure kids have access to books throughout the summer. Whether it’s making library visits a part of the summer schedule, starting a neighborhood book swap or incorporating a trip to the local bookstore as part of an outing to the ice cream shop, there are lots of ways to get kids hooked on reading this summer. As the best selling kids almanac on the planet, the National Geographic Kids Almanac has helped millions of kids beat the summer slide. The key to getting a child to pick up a book is to find one that…

Mad Magic by Nicole Conway Cover Reveal!
Young Adult Books / June 5, 2017

Welcome to the Cover Reveal for Mad Magic by Nicole Conway presented by Month9Books! Release Date: September 2017 Be on the lookout for this upcoming YA title! What do you think of the cover? After being orphaned, high school student Josie Barton only has one person she can turn to when things get rough—a mysterious legal guardian who calls himself her Benefactor. “Ben” takes care of everything for her. He pays her bills, provides food, clothes, and even a cell phone. But there is one thing Ben doesn’t know: Josie Barton sees scary imaginary creatures everywhere she goes. Even her apartment is being haunted by an invisible monster! And just when Josie thinks things couldn’t get any worse . . . she meets the guy from across the hall. Zeph Clemmont is a man of many faces. He’s a changeling with enemies in all the worst places, fighting to undo a magical curse that could end his life. He loves a good argument and has incredible magical power, but he may have met his match in Josie. So far, she’s the only one who seems able to rein in his childish tantrums and magical explosions. Zeph will have to swallow…

Why I Loathe Sterling Lane by Ingrid Paulson Release Day Blitz !
Young Adult Books / June 5, 2017

Hi, ALL!  Welcome to the Release Week Blitz for ‘Why I Loathe Sterling Lane’ by Ingrid Paulson, presented by Entangled Teen Congratulations Ingrid! If you haven’t checked out this series yet, what are you waiting for?  Grab your copy today! Why I Loathe Sterling Lane by Ingrid Paulson Publication Date: June 6, 2017 Publisher: Entangled Teen Per her 537 rules, Harper Campbell keeps her life tidy—academically and socially. But the moment Sterling Lane transfers into her tiny boarding school, her twin brother gets swept up in Sterling’s pranks and schemes and nearly gets expelled. Harper knows it’s Sterling’s fault, and to protect her brother, she vows to take him down. As she exposes his endless school violations, he keeps striking back, framing her for his own infractions. Worst of all, he’s charmed the administration into thinking he’s harmless, and only Harper sees him for the troublemaker he absolutely is. As she breaks rule after precious rule in her battle of wits against Sterling and tension between them hits a boiling point, she’s horrified to discover that perhaps the two of them aren’t so different. And maybe she doesn’t entirely hate him after all. Teaming up with Sterling to save her…

Book Tour &Giveaway for THE MAN SHE KNEW by Loree Lough! [ends 6/13/17]
Adult Books / June 4, 2017

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Be sure to enter the Giveaway by using the Rafflecopter below. The Man She Knew (By Way of the Lighthouse, #1) by Loree Lough Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 384 pages June 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming Don’t they both deserve a second chance? Fourteen years ago, one reckless act cost Ian Sylvestry everything, including the girl he planned to marry. Since then, he has fought hard to turn his life around. Returning to his Baltimore town after serving a prison term was the first step. Winning back Maleah Turner’s trust is a far more daunting challenge. From their first sparks-flying reunion, it’s obvious they still have powerful feelings for each other. In fact, they might be even stronger together now. But if their second chance is going to work, Maleah has to believe that Ian is a changed man. She really wants to believe…but she simply isn’t convinced. Goodreads│Amazon│Barnes & Noble│Harlequin MY REVIEW:(LAWonder10) Ian and Maleah were an “item” until one fateful night when Maleah chose family gathering over Ian’s call in desperation for her to be with him. That drove a wedge between them and now fifteen years later, the story begins. Both Ian…

Fate of the Stars by Arwen Paris blitz &$100. Tnternational Giveaway! [ends 6/15/17]
Young Adult Books / June 4, 2017

This sounds like an interesting Fantasy book! Fate of the Stars by Arwen Paris Publication date: September 1st 2017 Genres: Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult When the fate of the world rests upon you… Allison Delaney wants to spend her senior year healing from the loss of her father, to leave the shadows of his death and her junior year break-down behind. A Labor Day beach party seems like a good place to start…but there’s more danger lurking than anyone could imagine. Death is coming to Earth if the pods of infectious creatures aren’t stopped. But only one human can help… To live or die is no longer a choice. Eenoki is a protector of life but must have a sentient host to fight the invasion. A teenage girl would not be the best choice, but out of desperation Eenoki invades Allison’s mind and body, granting her unnatural abilities and strengths – and helping her escape certain death when the first wave of pods land. As destruction rains down on Earth’s population, Allison realizes to save everyone, she must make the ultimate choice: Reject her human side and bond with Eenoki to become the Earth’s Priestess – or be…

Smoke and Mirrors by Susan Harris blitz & International Giveaway! [ends 6/8/17]
Adult Books / June 3, 2017

This sounds like an excellent series I would enjoy reading, how about you? Smoke and Mirrors (The Ever Chace Chronicles, #3) Susan Harris Published by: Crimson Tree Publishing Publication date: May 29th 2017 Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance Ever Chace is a Valkyrie, but not just any Valkyrie—she’s a Valkyrie queen in the making. Torn between the past and present, love and obligation, Ever is terrified of saying the words that would break the curse she is bound to. Pushing Derek away hasn’t simplified things; it has only made her miserable. With her father waking, and her and Derek’s lives on the line, can she really shy away from who and what she is becoming? How long can Ever keep her past lives a secret? Pushing thoughts of his mate aside, Derek tries to focus on the task at hand—tracking down a monster that leaves nothing but a husk behind. But Ever is never truly off his mind, even as two of his own become targets of the unsub. Can he set his personal distractions aside to keep his team alive? Goodreads / Amazon EXCERPT: Caitlyn bade Derek farewell and left him staring out at the stars. Making her way outside,…

More GREAT GIVEAWAYS! BEACH READS Giveaway Hop! [ends 8/30/17]

Thank you, Stuck in Books, for this FUN Blog Hop Giveaway opportunity!               What type of book do you enjoy relaxing with in the Summertime? Let me suggest a few you might like to WIN and read! There will be two Giveaways! The First will have ALL THREE BOOKS Print copies for ONE LUCKY U.S./Can. WINNER & the second will be for INTERNATIONAL and ONE LUCKY WINNER wil receive the FIRST TWO YA/ADULT e-BOOKS! This first book, Sanctuary, donated by the author, T.M. Brown, is a suspenseful, fast moving mystery set in the deep South.              Buy Links:Barns and Noble | https://www.deedspublishing.com/brown-tm/ T. M. Brown is a Southern boy at heart, although he’s lived and traveled in many states far removed from his beloved boyhood roots in Georgia and Florida. He returned to his Southern roots several years ago while his two sons were still in school and regularly traveled throughout the South before returning to college shortly after his youngest son graduated. In the last fifteen years he has preached, taught and coached in Alabama, Georgia and Florida until his wife and he moved outside of Atlanta and…

Excerpt tour: Whatever After by E.M. Tippetts!
Adult Books / June 2, 2017

If you haven’t read this series, you are missing out on some really exciting reading! Whatever After by E.M. Tippetts is live! Whatever After (Someone Else’s Fairytale #5) by E.M. Tippetts 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…

The Beltway Betrayers blog tour & International Giveaway! [ends 6/8/17]
Adult Books / June 2, 2017

I LOVE a Good Psychological Thriller! Join us in this Book Tour for… Don’t forget to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting. Beltway Betrayers by Taylor Marsh Publication date: May 12th 2017 Genres: Adult, Psychological Thriller There’s a secret. A woman is heard whimpering in a parking garage. A dark side to the powerfully rich is exposed. And Alex Gantry is at the center of it all. After several frightening events that shook Alex’s world, things have settled down. So it seems… Elite life coach, Alex Gantry, is enjoying her new life in the Washington, D.C. Beltway. T.J. Gale, who’s part greenpreneur, part leader of a quick-strike unit of former military and intelligence professionals, has set her heart aflame. Alex and T.J. are in love. Enter Jett Spence, a man who once was part of T.J.’s world but who is now an unknown, because no one can tell whose side he’s on. Two thousand miles away in Hollywood, Alex’s old haunts, the powerful producer Brian Marks is falling apart because he’s lost her. The woman he never thought would leave him is now in the bed of a younger man. In New York City, T.J.’s ex-wife, Lisa,…

Bella Italia Blitz & Release Day Celebration with Inernational Giveaway! [ends 6/8/17]
Adult Books / June 1, 2017

Join this RELEASE DAY Celebration & Giveaway for… Title: Bella Italia Series: Heavenly (Book 1) Author: Camille Taylor Release Day: May 30, 2017 Genre: Women’s Fiction/Romance Synopsis: Small-town wallflower, Adelaide Montgomery has lived an uneventful life—until she witnesses the murder of her best friend… Adelaide clings to the simple security of a home and a wish for family—desires that sent her former fiancé into another woman’s arms.  Happy to remain in Heavenly, Australia for the rest of her life, she reluctantly gives in to her best friend, Rachel’s pleading to join her on a trip to Italy. A decision which will alter her life forever. Gorgeous men can be deadly killers in disguise… When her best friend returns to their hotel suite with two male companions the night doesn’t go as planned and Rachel is murdered in cold blood. Able to identify the killer, Adelaide finds herself a target, barely escaping with her life. In order to protect his witness, Rome Inspector Antonio Cardellini hides Adelaide at his family’s winery. Though Antonio is a professional and Adelaide is under his charge, his feelings quickly surpass the limits of his job. Knowing one day she will return home, he struggles to…

Introducing the Highly Respected Tour Host, Laura Fabriani + a $15. International Giveaway! [ends 6/14/17]
Adult Books / June 1, 2017

This is the second Live Interview I have presented, so far! Shauna did the first and this is my first! Tell us what you think! I am anxious to learn more and get better at this. It really is great FUN! Laura Fabiani has been an inspiration to me since shortly after I began blogging. She is TOTALLY professional and thorough in all she does. In the past Four years, her company has grown and improved until it is a model for all other Tour Companies. For your chance to WIN the $15. Amazon or PayPal Gift Card, enter with the Rafflecopter below! a Rafflecopter giveaway

IT’S MY 4TH BLOGVERSARY! JOIN IN OUR CELEBRATION!

 IT’S MY 4TH BLOGVERSARY!  THANK YOU, ALL MY “FOLLOWERS” FOR YOUR VIEWING, PARTICIPATION, AND WONDERFUL COMMENTS. I TRULY VALUE EACH OF THEM!  (My Internet was out all night for at least eight hours! Sorry this is so late!) I AM EXCITED TO HAVE ONE MORE YEAR OF EXPERIENCE BEHIND ME! I LEARN SO MUCH EACH DAY – SOMETIMES VERY PAINFULLY – AND I AM MORE DETERMINED THAN EVER, TO MAKE THIS THE BEST YEAR, YET! I HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND OF LIVE INTERVIEWS, AND OTHER POSTINGS! THIS MONTH IS “JAMMED PACKED” WITH GIVEAWAYS AND EXCITING INTERVIEWS WITH SOME EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE.  PLEASE JOIN US EACH DAY AND PARTICIPATE IN THE GIVEAWAYS AND BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR MUCH VALUED COMMENTS! This year we will increase the amount of Children’s, Pre-school, and Middle grade books and authors.

You won’t want to miss this! ‘The Great Big Search and Find Activity Book’ & Giveaway! [ends 6/14/17]
Children's Books / June 1, 2017

THIS IS AN AWESOME BIG BOOK FULL OF ACTIVITIES AND FUN!  This book was donated by the awesome Quarto Publishing company! DON’T FORGET TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY AT THE END OF THIS POSTING! The Great Big Search and Find Activity Book: Over 500 things to find, color and spot! by Joëlle Dreidemy (Illustrations) Paperback, 192 pages Published March 1st 2017 by QEB Publishing ISBN 1682971376 (ISBN13: 9781682971376) This action-packed activity book is crammed full of things to find, amazing scenes to color, and spot-the difference puzzles. Featuring a wide range of topics, from dinosaurs to the solar system, and with fun facts to discover throughout, it’s guaranteed to provide hours of entertainment! My Review: I couldn’t hardy persuade my Four-year-old granddaughter to give it up while I reviewed it! Do you need a special Holiday or Birthday gift for a child? This is it! With over 500 things to do in it, there are things that will keep any child’s interests occupied! This is no ordinary activity book. It is beautifully illustrated with colorful illustrations along with the activities. It, also, contains a lot of factual information! From the city to the farm, from earth to outer space – above and below the surface,…