‘Mama Saya, Money Doesn’t Grow On Trees’ Spotlight Blog Tour & Giveaway! (ends 5/6/17)
Adult Books / April 27, 2017

Dr. Iris Mack’s financial literacy book “Mama Says Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees!” is focused on teaching students that math can be fun and key to understanding money and interest. Book Details: Book Title:  Mama says, ”Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees!” Author:  Iris Marie Mack, PhD, EMBA ​Category:  Middle-Grade Non-fiction,  48 pages Genre:  Financial and Math Literacy Publisher:  CreateSpace Release date:  January 14, 2011 Tour dates:  April 17 – 28, 2017 Content Rating:  G Book Description: Globe Newswire reports that Dr. Iris Mack’s mathematics edutainment  book is “turning heads across the country in a response similar to the  widely promoted ‘Hooked on Phonics,’ that improved children’s reading skills.” Her unique approach to math became one of Xlibris/Random   House Publisher’s top children’s picture book royalty earners. If there is one word that sums up our recent economic woes, it is interest. There’s interest on credit card balances, student loans, car loans, home mortgages, corporate borrowings and most prominently, on state and national debt. But there is surprisingly little interest in this interest. We     all pay it. But not many of us really understand how it works. Dr. Iris     Mack has filled the gap – and for young consumers. Her financial literacy…

PLEASE BEAR WITH ME!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 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.

Blog Tour & Giveaway for CHANCE for HOME! (ends 4/31/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 24, 2017

Popular author, Traci Hunter Abramson, “hits a home run” with another  baseball player drama, – a sure “hit” for fans! Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting!  This Book Tour & Giveaway is presented by Covenant Communications Synopsis: Beautiful pre-med student Kari Evans believes she’s found the man of her dreams—right up until the moment she discovers he’s a two-timing cheat. Desperately gathering the pieces of her broken heart, she realizes that what she needs most is space to reconsider her future. A summer in Washington, DC, with her professional baseball player brother, Ben, sounds like just the change of scene she’s after. But if complicated romantic entanglements are what she’s trying to escape, she’s out of luck. Ryan Strobel has had it with spotlight-seeking women. As third baseman for the Washington Nationals, he’s dealt with more than his fair share of opportunistic admirers—but his ex-fiancée, Brandi, may be the worst. When the woman refuses to take no for an answer, Ryan’s teammate Ben offers a crazy solution: Ben’s sister will pose as Ryan’s new girlfriend. Though an unlikely pair, Ryan and Kari find themselves getting surprisingly comfortable with the charade. Soon, the line between…

Last Semester by Corine Mekaouche blitz & International Giveaway! (ends 4/25/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 23, 2017

Last Semester  by Corine Mekaouche Publication date: April 21st 2017 Genres: Comedy, New Adult, Romance When Johanna ‘Jo’ Gold, witty college life blogger and senior at Rutan University, decides to move in with three male strangers her last semester of school, her life unexpectedly turns upside down. While dealing with her new roommates, A.J., the pompous rich kid who feels trapped in following his father’s footsteps; Rob, the prematurely engaged former womanizer who tries to force Jo out of the house at all costs; and Drew, the 21-year-old virgin genius whose encounters with women have been more than limited, Jo learns that change isn’t always easy and it’s up to her to learn how to survive the remainder of her time at Rutan the best that she can. Along with searching for her missing mother, figuring out a clever way to pay for school tuition on her own, and dealing with the childish pranks brought on by a certain roommate, Jo’s issues seem more complicated than the average 21-year-old. Can Jo endure the dramatic perils of college while planning for life after graduation? Goodreads / Amazon EXCERPT: “Breathe, Rob! Just breathe!” I demand in a panicky voice from the back…

Forgotten by Kristin Smith blitz & International Giveaway! (ends 4/27/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 22, 2017

This dystopian Young Adult series sounds very good! Don’t Forget to Enter the Giveaway at the End of This Posting! Forgotten (The Deception Game #2) by Kristin Smith Published by: Clean Teen Publishing Publication date: April 25th 2017 Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult The epic tale of Sienna Preston continues in this second installment of the exhilarating Deception Game series. Seventeen-year-old Sienna is no stranger to heartache and loss. But this time, it’s different; someone―or something―has tampered with a loved one’s memories, and she’s determined to get answers. The trail leads her to the glittering skyscrapers and modern luxuries of Rubex, the Capital of Pacifica, where she infiltrates the government’s Agency for Intelligence and Genetics. But answers are not always easy to come by, especially when her own memories may have been altered. Luckily, Zane Ryder is there to help her put the pieces back together, his devotion and concern muddying the waters between friendship and something more. When Sienna gets too close to uncovering dark Agency secrets, she’s framed for the murder of a prominent government official, sending her on the run. Sienna’s heart may be torn about who she loves, but none of that really matters anymore―because the only…

Wedding Dreams Blitz & International Giveaway! (ends 4/27/17)
Adult Books , Uncategorized / April 21, 2017

Wedding Dreams: 20 Delicious Nuptial Romances Publication date: April 18th 2017 Genres: Adult, Romance **You are invited to the weddings of your dreams** Twenty award-winning, USA Today and International best-selling authors have come together to bring you over 3,000 pages of love, lust, and lusciously sexy men. From sweet second chance romances to bad boys, BBWs, and brides looking for revenge, this is a perfect read for anyone who enjoys Romance or Women’s Fiction. These pages are packed with cozy romances, thrilling international and holiday adventures, and sweet heart-melting stories. Our authors bring you everything from hot cowboys to rockstar romances, elegant weddings to nuptial disasters, and blushing brides to bold women, all in a delightful celebration of love. You’re in for a wild, passionate ride on a breathtaking voyage to make your heart soar. This box set will leave you craving all things marital and wishing the honeymoon would never end. Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo / Google Play Let’s meet a couple of authors from this boxed set! —     GIVEAWAY! Blitz-wide giveaway (US/CAN) A blue Kindle eReader This grand prize giveaway – ends April 27th  a Rafflecopter giveaway

GRAND FINALE BLITZ & Giveaway: The Matchmaking Game by Donna Hatch! (ends 4/22/17)
Adult Books / April 20, 2017

Review & Excerpt Book Tour Grand Finale for The Matchmaking Game By Donna Hatch On Tour with Prism Book Tours. We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the reviews or reading the first chapter of the book, go back and do so now… Launch – Excerpt, Chapter One, Part 1 England 1814 Rowena Emerson studied her longtime friend, Evan Barnes, and tried to judge by his expression if he’d be game for a new scheme. It was hard to tell; he had come home from the war a mysterious stranger, with only glimpses of his former playful self who had always been ready for a new lark. Rockin’ Book Reviews – Review “I loved reading this book. I have read several Donna Hatch’s books and loved everyone of them. . . . I would definitely recommend this book to other readers, especially those who enjoy a good clean romantic novel.” Hearts & Scribbles – Excerpt, Chapter One, Part 2 “Semantics. Come.” She stood. “Let’s go out for some air, and I’ll tell you all about it. There is a terrace outside,” she added in case he didn’t remember the layout of their host’s home. He rose, his posture straight as…

SUCCESS WITH STRESS Blog Tour, Review, Guest Post & Giveaway! (ends 5/12/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 20, 2017

This is a quick read, valuable reference book to keep “on hand”! U.S.A. & Canada residents, be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting! Book Description: Believe it or not, stress isn’t all bad; in fact, it’s an important part of the natural world. Stress helps us survive as a species – because of that we want the ability to be stressed. That said, being able to manage stress with greater success is the difference between surviving and THRIVING. Success with Stress explores five simple ideas to spark your personal power to change the level, duration, and frequency of the stress in your life. With workplace stress being linked to quality of life, health, and workplace morale, this is a must-read for any team looking to improve morale and individuals looking to improve their quality of life. Buy the Book:  Amazon  | Add to Goodreads MY REVIEW: (LAWonder10) In today’s society, stress is a major fact in each of our lives. Stress is not all bad! This “handy” little book, helps one to decide if he/she is in control of his/her stress level or is the stress controlling in control of him/her. Furthermore, it helps one to know how to…

The Gentleman’s Promise Blitz & International Giveaway! (ends 4/27/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 20, 2017

I ADORE Historical Romance stories, don’t you? Don’t forget to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting! The Gentleman’s Promise (Daughters of Amhurst, #3) by Frances Fowlkes Published by: Entangled Publishing Publication date: April 17th 2017 Genres: Adult, Historical, Romance A social pariah due to her scandalous activities, Lady Sarah Beauchamp yearns for redemption to obtain a husband. The assistance of Society darling Mr. Jonathon Annesley gives her hope of success. However, the more effort he puts into helping her, the more she realizes the only esteem she wishes to earn is that of the handsome Jonathon. However, her reputation would potentially ruin his political aspirations. Offering a gentleman’s promise to help his sister’s friend regain the favor of the ton should be easy for son of a viscount, Jonathon Annesley. After all, he’s well liked and considered a rising star in Parliament. Until he learns Sarah’s ultimate goal is a husband. No man is good enough and could ever appreciate her for all she is. But she is not for him—his focus rests solely on gaining reforms for society’s weakest members. Yet, a promise made cannot be broken… Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks…

Book Tour & International Giveaway for CROSSING IN TIME by D.L. Orton! (ends 5/3/17)
Adult Books / April 19, 2017

This Story is About a Race with Time! Can Love and Mankind Survive? On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Don’t Forget to enter the International Giveaway at the end of this posting! Dead Time, book three in the series, just released on April 15th! Don’t miss the series ebook SALE and begin the series with book one… Crossing in Time (Between Two Evils #1) by D.L. Orton Adult Sci-Fi Romance, Dystopian Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 374 pages April 7th 2015 by Rocky Mountain Press A Publishers Weekly Starred Review “Best Sci-Fi Love Story of the Year” Remember How It Feels to Fall in Love? Race against the clock through a dystopian nightmare. Climb naked into an untested time machine (carrying only a seashell and a promise). Wake up twenty years younger on a tropical beach, buck naked and mortally wounded, with your heart in your throat. This is a journey of love, loss, and redemption that will make your pulse gallop and your palms sweat, have you laughing out loud through your tears, and leave you flush with the sublime pleasure of falling in love. Goodreads│Amazon│Barnes & Noble│Book Depository│Powell’s My Review: Divided into three parts, this tale will take the reader through time…

It’s a “kick-off” Giveaway Blast for author Skye Malone! (ends 5/1/17)
Adult Books / April 18, 2017

 For Adults who do not mind a “steamy” Paranormal tale, the upcoming release of book #2 in Skye Malone’s Demon Guardians series – DESIRE ME will soon be here! Desire Me is the sequel to Touch Me, and is New Adult Paranormal Romance. It will be available on May 30th! To “sweeten the deal”, there is an awesome International Giveaway! Please, enter it at the end of this posting! DESIRE ME by Skye Malone 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 this supernatural world. But he also brings me a warning: for my own safety, trust no one….

Defiance Blog Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 4/21/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 18, 2017

You will not want to miss reading this awesome book! It is a “page-turner”! Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway at the end of this posting.   Synopsis:  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 fly, and in the eyes of the military, he’s good for only one thing—the front lines. From the foxholes of war-ravaged Luxembourg to the devastation of an enormous German offensive, Lukas’s journey is fraught with peril. But when he’s taken as a prisoner of war, he realizes life is about to get much worse. In the enemy camp, Lukas is viewed as a German fighting for the wrong side. Ripped from the innocence of an idealistic youth, he becomes a man beaten by the horrors of war. Now his only hope of survival is to hold tightly to his faith in God…

The Legacy of the Mind blog tour & International Giveaway! (ends 4/27/17)
Adult Books / April 18, 2017

NOTE: For this week only, Legacy of the Mind is FREE on Amazon ! Be sure to enter the Rsfflecopter Giveaway at the end of this posting! Lux and Legacy of the Mind (The Legacy Trilogy #1) by H.R. Moore Publication date: January 2nd 2014 Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult Anita has never been ordinary, she’s stuck out like a sore thumb her entire life; not only can she see the energy of others, a rare skill, but she’s won every Body challenge she’s ever entered. So when the powerful, good looking Descendants, Marcus and Alexander, mysteriously arrive in Empire, her difference attracts and keeps their attention. Once in Empire, the sudden death of ruling Body Descendant, Christiana, sets in motion a number of events; a quest for the treacherous Austin to find the girl Christiana had been looking for; a challenge where Anita stands out more vibrantly than ever before; a perilous dip in the world’s energy; and a dangerous belief among the people that they will never truly be free. Powerful factions soon form within the ruling elite and when a trusted friend and mentor reaches out to ask for Anita’s help, she has to make a choice; help her…

Rise of the Sea Witch Cover Reveal !
Adult Books / April 17, 2017

COVER REVEAL! This looks like an exciting new series! 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…

Immortal Fire Blitz & International Giveaway! (ends 4/20/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 15, 2017

Immortal Fire (Red Winter Trilogy #3) Annette Marie Publication date: April 11th 2017 Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult Once, Emi believed the heavenly gods were righteous and wise, while the earthly yokai spirits were bloodthirsty and evil. But with a traitorous deity poised to destroy her world, and the yokai standing as humanity’s only defense, the lies of her upbringing have toppled to reveal a far more terrifying reality. ​ Despite the looming threat, Emi can’t escape her greatest distraction: Shiro, the fox yokai who has so deftly claimed her heart for his own. Soon—too soon—she will have to break the curse that binds his magic and memories. And once the ancient power inside him awakens, the yokai she loves will be changed forever. As the earthly gods gather to wage war against the heavens, Emi and Shiro must gamble everything to turn the tide against their immortal, all-powerful foes. Together, they will find a way to save her world—even if it means losing each other. Goodreads / Amazon Each book in the Red Winter Trilogy includes ten stunning illustrations by award-winning artist Brittany Jackson. This is an exclusive preview of one illustration featured in Immortal Fire. EXCERPT: Violent shivers…

More Giveaways! Hoppy Easter Giveaway Hop!

WELCOME TO ANOTHER GREAT BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY PRESENTED BY BOOKHOUNDS.NET!                     I am excited to introduce you to three great authors and books, plus give one LUCKY U.S./Canada resident + one LUCKY International WINNER the opportunity to WIN ALL THREE BOOKS! There is a book for the child, the woman and the adults in your house! This First Book Will Be A Delight For Toddlers and Early Elementary Age, donated by the author. Synopsis: 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…

RED-TAILED HAWK Blog Tour, Revew, Guest Post & Giveaway! (ends 5/6/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 14, 2017

Although this is part of a series, it can easily be read as a stand alone! Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting! (Sorry, U.S.A. & Can. residents only) Book Description for Red-tailed Hawk (Book #2): When Mariah Easter encounters a large hawk in her urban midtown neighborhood, her father Charlie is concerned. He can see a wild and mystical path opening before his daughter, a path he himself would never be able to resist. The hawk soon reappears: engraved with its twin on a golden thimble that has been an Easter family heirloom for generations. After the thimble is stolen at a funeral reception, Mariah and her mother Samantha set off on a road trip to find it, a journey that will bring healing to the grieving family and change Mariah’s life forever. Red-tailed Hawk is a coming of age story, the tale of a young woman’s quest to discover the source of her own longing and to understand the mystical legacy of her family. Buy the Book: Amazon  ~  Add to Goodreads My REVIEW: This was a very entertaining tale of a somewhat eccentric family. The father is an adventurer, yet, loyal enough…

Cover Reveal for Rum Runner by Tricia Leedom!
Adult Books / April 14, 2017

Rum Runner Tricia Leedom (The Key West Escape, #1) Published by: Ink Monster LLC Publication date: July 18th 2017 Genres: Adult, Adventure, Romance Perfect for fans of Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Janet Evanovich, this action-packed debut from a fresh voice in contemporary romance offers a sexy and comedic take on love, adventure, and what it means to trust your heart. English socialite Sophie Davies-Stone has been longing to meet her father since she was a little girl. When he sends her a mysterious medallion and asks her to forward it to him in Miami, she can’t help herself from doing something totally un-Sophie-like. Rather than mailing it as instructed, Sophie hops on a flight to Florida. But the family reunion never happens. Instead, Sophie is attacked and almost kidnapped by her father’s enemies. Her savior is Jimmy Panama, a cocky and annoyingly handsome former Navy SEAL. Sophie isn’t the only one who’s annoyed. After years of trying to find a way to pay back his CO, Jimmy never thought his debt would get him mixed up with his commander’s uptight, British daughter. He just wants to put her on the next flight home and get back to his low-stress life…

ENERGY TRADING AND RISK MANAGEMENT Book Spotlight & Giveaway! (ends 4/22/17)
Adult Books / April 13, 2017

“Check Out This New Self-Help Book! Book Description: A comprehensive overview of trading and risk management in the energy markets Energy Trading and Risk Management provides a comprehensive overview of global energy markets from one of the foremost authorities on energy derivatives and quantitative finance. With an approachable writing style, Iris Mack breaks down the three primary applications for energy derivatives markets – Risk Management, Speculation, and Investment Portfolio Diversification – in a way that hedge fund traders, consultants, and energy market participants can apply in their day to day trading activities. Moving from the fundamentals of energy markets through simple and complex derivatives trading, hedging strategies, and industry-specific case studies, Dr. Mack walks readers through energy trading and risk management concepts at an instructive pace, supporting her explanations with real-world examples, illustrations, charts, and precise definitions of important and often-misunderstood terms. From stochastic pricing models for exotic derivatives, to modern portfolio theory (MPT), energy portfolio management (EPM), to case studies dealing specifically with risk management challenges unique to wind and hydro-electric power, the book guides readers through the complex world of energy trading and risk management to help investors, executives, and energy professionals ensure profitability and optimal risk mitigation…

The Blue Hour Book Tour & Giveaway + Review & Interview! (ends 4/17/17)
Adult Books , Uncategorized / April 13, 2017

You will not want to miss reading this well-written Historical Fiction! Blue Hour by Vicki Righettini Publisher: Mill City Press (Nov 17, 2015) Category: Historical Fiction, Romance, Pioneer Woman, Strong Female Character, Western Tour date Mar/Apr, 2017 ISBN: 978-1634138291 Available in Print & ebook, 560 pages Book Description: IN THIS EPIC TALE of love, loss, and redemption, the year is 1861, a time when women are expected to be married by a certain age. At 26, spinster Emily Wainwright has no reason to believe her sheltered life will ever change—until the charming Samuel Todd unexpectedly crosses her path. Samuel yearns to homestead and start a family in Oregon, but he first needs to find a wife. Blinded by Samuel’s good looks, and grasping at her final chance to have a husband and children, Emily accepts his marriage proposal. However, Samuel is not the man she thought he was, and her marriage becomes a cold, cruel prison, offering her no solace amidst the hardships of farm life. When Samuel dies and a second chance at love and happiness arrives in the form of farmhand Cole Walker, Emily must overcome her bitter past—or risk losing Cole and the life she has always…

Book Tour & Giveaway for THE MATCHMAKING GAME by Donna Hatch! (ends 4/22/17)
Adult Books , Uncategorized / April 13, 2017

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. The Matchmaking Game (Timeless Romance Single) Donna Hatch Adult Historical Romance ebook, 126 pages April 18th 2017 by Mirror Press From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling & #1 Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series in Clean & Wholesome Romance, comes the Timeless Romance Singles line. THE MATCHMAKING GAME: A brand new historical romance novella from bestselling author Donna Hatch. Rowena’s childhood friend, Evan, has returned home from war a handsome, but mysterious stranger. In an effort to bring happiness to her father, not to mention uncover the Evan she remembers from their youth, Rowena seeks to unite their parents. Who better to match a lonely widow and widower together than their adoring children? Her matchmaking game could help their parents find happiness and draw out her childhood friend buried beneath Evan’s new reserve … or it could break more than one heart. Goodreads│Amazon Review by Vickie: I loved reading this book.  I have read several Donna Hatch’s books and loved everyone of them. I love romance novels written in about the 1800’s in England.  They are my favorite genre. The characters were very believable and fun to get to know.  I could easily…

27 Revelations by Harlow Hayes blitz & International Giveaway! (ends 4/20/17)
Adult Books / April 11, 2017

27 Revelation by Harlow Hayes Publication date: April 11th 2017 Genres: Adult, Contemporary Mara Goodwin is a professional keeper of secrets, or that is what she intends to be. As a counseling psychology student at Northwestern, Mara’s ambition is unrivaled. She has the grades, the compassion, and the dedication, everything she needs to gain entry into the clinical psychology program. However, after a traumatic experience leaves Mara in a state of mental distress, she finds herself keeping more secrets than she intended, most of them her own. Finding herself in trouble with the law, her dreams of being a therapist are jeopardized and as a consequence, Mara is ultimately forced into group therapy. While in therapy, Mara holds on to her secrets with a death grip, but when life comes full circle, her past is revealed and with it the potential to destroy her future career, her friendships, and ultimately herself. Mara is a fighter, even if she doesn’t know it yet, but with each attempt to salvage what she can of her broken life, she is met with a consistent punch to the gut. After being pushed to the edge by meddling roommates, a persistent ex-boyfriend, and a potential…

A Question of Devotion by Anita Kulina Book Tour, Guest Post & Review!
Adult Books / April 10, 2017

This is an interesting and relaxing novel by Anita Kulina.   Question of Devotion by Anita Kulina Publisher:  Brandt Street Press (November 8, 2016) Category: Cozy Mystery, Women Sleuths Tour Date: March & April, 2017 ISBN: 978-0974260761 Available in: Print & ebook,  256 Pages Then she saw it – a sheet of paper in the mailbox, underneath the mail. It was white with large black letters and said LEAVE IT ALONE. Mrs. B has a quiet life, and she likes it that way. Morning pinochle games at St. Mary’s Senior Center. Afternoon lunches with Myrtle, Anne and Rose. Peaceful evenings with a cup of coffee and the classic movie channel. But one day she wakes to a phone call, which leads to consequences she could never have foreseen. Secrets snowball and threaten to change the neighborhood of Burchfield forever. Someone has to make things right. It’s up to Mrs. B. Buy Question of Devotion by Anita Kulina: Amazon | Barnes&Noble |IndieBound | BookDepository Praise for Question of Devotion by Anita Kulina “If you can picture Columbo when he’s retired, and spending more time in church and the kitchen, and Polish, and wearing a babushka, you have a sense of the down-home detective that…

Miss Whitaker Opens Her Heart Blog Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 4/12/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 10, 2017

…Presenting Another wonderful Historical Fiction by talented author, Jennifer Moore! Don’t forget to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting!       Print Length: 224 pages Publisher: Covenant Communications Published April 2017  Australia, 1814 As a young child bound for a strange country, Sarah Whitaker dreamed of life with her father on his sprawling Australian ranch. But her hopes were shattered when she learned of his death and of her new role as heiress of the largest sheep farm in New Wales. Orphaned in a land greatly populated by petty criminals exiled from England, the future seemed grim. But now, ten years later, Sarah has defied the odds and become a successful businesswoman—much to the chagrin of her male counterparts. Hardened to the dishonesty of both her fellow ranchers and the felons in her employ, Sarah has learned one important truth: no one is to be trusted. Daniel Burton is a lucky man. Sentenced to death for his role in a horse race scandal, Daniel was granted reprieve thanks to the influence of his wealthy relatives. Now, rather than death, Daniel faces exile in Australia—an opportunity to put past mistakes behind him. But when he purchases land…

STORY TELLERS: An Evening with Colorful Characters DVD Review by LAWonder10!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 7, 2017

Did you know the esteemed L.D.S. men, Porter Rockwell & young J. Golden Kimball, shared an evening with Mark Twain?  DVD: Story Tellers: An Evening with Colorful Characters DVD Length: 67 minutes ACTORS: Jasen Wade (Porter Rockwell) | Joshua Michael French (Mark Twain) Cameron Asay (J. Golden Kimball) WRITER/DIRECTOR: John Lyde Film synopsis: One cold night in the Utah Territory, three opinionated men, seemingly by chance, find themselves sharing a campfire as they tell tales, swap insults, and expound on their personal beliefs and philosophies. However, one of the men is not there by mere coincidence. Join Porter Rockwell, Mark Twain, and J. Golden Kimball for an entertaining and intriguing evening with three of the most colorful characters of the Old West. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6659580/ DVD Trailer: MY REVIEW: (LAWonder10) Fans of the L.D.S. historically famous Porter Rockwell & J. Golden Kimball, will delight in this little known account of their meeting with Mark Twain! It was very interesting, yet, presented in low-key, relaxed production. It borders a Documental genre. This is not reviewed and rated as a movie. The actors did a fabulous job portraying their characters. The setting was perfect. The only complaint I have is in the beginning of the film presentation, the…

GRAND FINALE BLITZ & Giveawy: Protecting the Single Mom by Catherine Lanigan ! (ends 4/11/17)
Adult Books / April 7, 2017

Book Tour Grand Finale for Protecting the Single Mom By Catherine Lanigan 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 – The Dangerous Tour Hi, and welcome to my Prism Tour for “Protecting the Single Mom”. I’ll bet you’re wondering why I chose this tour title for a Heartwarming story in little old sweet small town Indian Lake, right? Right off the bat, let me tell you that in the real world, there are a lot of dangers, but falling in love, now that’s a real risk. How many people get married for all the wrong reasons? Just check the divorce statistics. In my opinion, love is too often discarded and other “sensible choices” enter the picture. Risking your heart for a lifetime with another person? It’s not practical. It’s nonsensical and yet, we all dream of that one true love. Our soul mate. Our adored one that we will spend all of this lifetime sharing, caring and creating, sigh, a family. Thoughts of a Blonde – Review “We are quickly drawn in to the story of a woman on the run who thought she…

The Book Tour & Giveaway for THE MATCHMAKING GAME by Donna Hatch ends 4/22/17!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 6, 2017

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. The Matchmaking Game (Timeless Romance Single) Donna Hatch Adult Historical Romance ebook, 126 pages April 18th 2017 by Mirror Press From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling & #1 Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series in Clean & Wholesome Romance, comes the Timeless Romance Singles line. THE MATCHMAKING GAME: A brand new historical romance novella from bestselling author Donna Hatch. Rowena’s childhood friend, Evan, has returned home from war a handsome, but mysterious stranger. In an effort to bring happiness to her father, not to mention uncover the Evan she remembers from their youth, Rowena seeks to unite their parents. Who better to match a lonely widow and widower together than their adoring children? Her matchmaking game could help their parents find happiness and draw out her childhood friend buried beneath Evan’s new reserve … or it could break more than one heart. Goodreads│Amazon Review by Vickie: I loved reading this book.  I have read several Donna Hatch’s books and loved everyone of them. I love romance novels written in about the 1800’s in England.  They are my favorite genre. The characters were very believable and fun to get to know.  I could easily…

The Blue Hour by Vicki Righettini Book Tour, Interview, & International Giveaway!(ends 4/17/17)
Adult Books / April 6, 2017

 Join with us for this special Tour, Reviews, Interview & International Giveaway!   Blue   Hour by Vicki Righettini Publisher: Mill City Press (Nov 17, 2015) Category: Historical Fiction, Romance, Pioneer Woman, Strong Female Character, Western Tour date Mar/Apr, 2017 ISBN: 978-1634138291 Available in Print & ebook, 560 pages  Book Description IN THIS EPIC TALE of love, loss, and redemption, the year is 1861, a time when women are expected to be married by a certain age. At 26, spinster Emily Wainwright has no reason to believe her sheltered life will ever change—until the charming Samuel Todd unexpectedly crosses her path. Samuel yearns to homestead and start a family in Oregon, but he first needs to find a wife. Blinded by Samuel’s good looks, and grasping at her final chance to have a husband and children, Emily accepts his marriage proposal. However, Samuel is not the man she thought he was, and her marriage becomes a cold, cruel prison, offering her no solace amidst the hardships of farm life. When Samuel dies and a second chance at love and happiness arrives in the form of farmhand Cole Walker, Emily must overcome her bitter past—or risk losing Cole and the life she…

“Rain Rain Go Away!” Giveawy Hop! (ends 4/19/17)

What better Time than SPRING for a Giveaway HOP(?)!!   This Hop is presented by The Kids Did It http://thekidsdidit.com & The Mommy Island http://themommyisland.blogspot.com I have TWO UNIQUE, yet ENTERTAINING, Books to offer ONE LUCKY WINNER!! Book 0ne: Blurb About the Book: What makes Womb most unique is the unusual narrator. Set in the city and suburbs of Baltimore, Womb is narrated from the point of view of a child still in utero. He describes his own reality inside the womb, his connection to the collective consciousness, and also narrates (through his own perspective) the drama of his mother’s life as she deals with her pregnancy, friends, family and work. ​​Womb has been compared to Room by Emma Donoghue in style, as well as The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. Womb Relese Day was March 21, 2017. Advance Praise for Womb: a novel in stories “An utterly unique look at the world from the most unlikely vantage point. In Womb, Goodman has created a humorous, thoughtful, unexpected narrator who is wise beyond his years.”                          – Jennifer Miller, author of The Heart You Carry Home “Wild, wacky and engagingly original, Womb will take you on a journey whose destination is nothing short of Life—with a capital L.” – Yona Zeldis McDonough, author of The House On Primrose Pond “There is real suspense in this brave book and more than one surprise. So, suspend your disbelief and let the lad talk.”                           – Ron Tanner, author of Missile Paradise “In Womb: a novel in utero, Eric D. Goodman explores the paradox between what we know innately about…

Deadly Inheritance Blog Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 4/7/17)
Adult Books / April 5, 2017

      Deadly Inheritance by Clair M. Poulson Andi Buckner and her twin brother, Bolden, have had enough of the rough streets of Detroit. When they can no longer bear the drugs and abuse within their home, the twins make their escape: Bolden to the military, and Andy to wherever the wind takes her. With few belongings and no specific destination, Andi eventually finds herself across the table from a kind old man in a quaint café in Spring Hollow, Montana. Louis “Gramps” Granger, a retired cop, takes Andi under his wing. Andi soon finds a peace she’s never known as she roots herself in the small town, working at the café and living in a cabin on Gramps’s property. But her peace is short-lived. . . When an enemy from Gramps’s past murders the old man, Andi’s need to see justice served draws her into an investigation far beyond her own abilities. But hundreds of miles away, her twin brother senses her despair and heeds her silent plea for help. Andi is soon reunited with her brother as well as with Bolden’s friend, private investigator Mason Crowther. Together, the trio delves into a mystery and soon discovers that…

Bone White by Wendy Corsi Staub Book Tour & Giveaway!
Adult Books / April 5, 2017

Bone White by Wendy Corsi Staub with Guest Post & Giveaway!…on Tour April 1-30, 2017 Book Details: Series: Mundy’s Landing #3 (Stand Alone) Genre: Thriller/Suspense Published by: William Morrow Mass Market Publication Date: March 28, 2017 Number of Pages: 384 ISBN: 0062349775 (ISBN13: 9780062349774) Synopsis: In Mundy’s Landing, bygone bloodshed has become a big business. During the rigorous winter of 1666, all but five colonists in the small Hudson Valley settlement died of starvation. Accused of unimaginable crimes, James and Elizabeth Mundy and their three children survived, but the couple were later accused of murder and executed. Left to fend for themselves in a hostile community, their offspring lived out exemplary lives in a town that would bear the family name. They never reveal the secret that died with their parents on the gallows… or did they? “We Shall Never Tell.” Spurred by the cryptic phrase in a centuries-old letter, Emerson Mundy has flown cross-country to her ancestral hometown in hopes of tracing her ancestral past—and perhaps building a future. In Mundy’s Landing, she discovers long lost relatives, a welcoming ancestral home… and a closet full of skeletons. A year has passed since former NYPD Detective Sullivan Leary solved the…

Cover Reveal & Giveaway for ‘Shifters & Glyphs’ by Christina Bauer!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 4, 2017

You Paranormal Fans will probably enjoy this! Shifters & Glyphs (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum, #2) by Christina Bauer Published by: Monster House Books Publication date: October 30th 2018 Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult After being raised by the meanest fairies in the history of ever, Bryar Rose is now free to live her own life. For the first time, she’s attending West Lake Prep, a regular high school. Well, mostly regular. Some students are actually hidden members of the Magicorum. In other words, they’re really wizards, fairies, or shifters. Bry doesn’t mind, though. She’s thrilled to enjoy all the new experiences of being around normal kids her age, from locker pranks to lunchtime mystery meat. Everything is going along great, except for one thing. Bry’s dreams about the pyramids of Egypt have gotten darker and more sinister. Every night, she sees her new man Knox and her best friend Elle in danger. With no other choice, Bry plans to leave school to explore the pyramids on own. But her new man Knox discovers the scheme and is having none of it. He wants to stay by her side, no matter what. It’s a good thing too, because Bry must solve…

XENOGENEIC: FIRST CONTACT Blog Tour & Giveaway! (ends 4/15/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 4, 2017

Book Description: Xenogeneic is a science fiction thriller about first contact with an alien race that lost their civil war and wants to take over Earth. Dr. Elena Pyetrov’s father vanished in space 18 years ago while searching for extraterrestrial life. As an aerospace engineer, Elena travels into space to search for answers and continue his work. Her ship is pulled off course and crashes. She suspects extraterrestrial interference. The alien Knoonk lost their civil war in a distant star system and fled to Earth’s neighborhood to hide and regroup. They seek a new home—Earth. Unable to live in Earth’s toxic environment, the aliens kidnap and use humans to genetically modify their species to adapt. Surviving the crash, Elena and her shipmates are transported to a closed cave system where the Knoonk monitor and control everything. Elena tries to make a connection with her hosts and find ways to work together, but Knoonk leaders rebuff her and force the humans to submit as slaves. The aliens use illusions, distractions, and social experiments to learn from their hostages and keep them off balance. Resistance by captive humans brings swift punishment to break the human spirit.​ While Elena continues to look for…

Digging in the Stars by Katherine Blakeney Blitz & International Giveaway!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 1, 2017

This sounds so good! Digging in the Stars Katherine Blakeney Published by: Blaze Publishing Publication date: March 28th 2017 Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult 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 record of Conrad’s existence. Inspired by fear for Conrad’s life and the chance to make the greatest archaeological discovery of the century, Carter and her friends follow Conrad’s footsteps deep into the mountains of Thror’s forbidden Black Zone and launch an illicit excavation. Coded messages, stunning ancient ruins, and clues left by Conrad himself begin to surface…

April Cash Event! FOR A RAINY DAY! (ends 4/22/17)

MORE CASH OPPORTUNITIES COMING YOU WAY! Beat the rainy day blues by entering to win during the $250 For A Rainy Day cash giveaway where you have the option of choosing between $250 PayPal Cash OR an Amazon E-Gift Card!   This event was organized by The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island and sponsored by the awesome bloggers, authors, and Etsy shop owners listed below! Give some love to the For A Rainy Day sponsors and follow them on social media: Rainy Day Sponsors: The Kids Did It The Mommy Island Zombie Parenting It’s a Jersey Thing FROG Reviews and Ramblings Rockin’ Book Reviews Simple Steps For Living Life Imperfect Women Savvy Sweeper’s Tidbits bookroomreviews 4 the LUV of SANITY MumbleBeeInc Deals and Steals Lenore Harper Kindle And Me Miss Molly Says Thrifty Mommas Tips Our-Wolves-Den HOME JOBS BY MOM Mom To Grandma Savvy Sweeper’s Tidbits Sonya’s Happenings… Raising My 5 Sons The Parenting Patch Java John Z’s Still Blonde after all these YEARS Coupons and Freebies Mom Ava Anne Boutique Misadventures with Andi This Mama’s Life LeahSay’s Views Filipino Recipes Portal Hip Mama’s Place ONE entrant will be selected by the entry form to win $250 PayPal cash…

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JUST LIKE YOU SAID IT WOULD BE Blog Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 4/6/17)
Adult Books / March 31, 2017

I have it on Good Authority, this is an excellently written book! Just Like You Said it Would Be C.K. Kelly Martin Publication date: February 15th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Did you ever want something so much that it felt like a kind of sickness, one you didn’t want to be cured of? On New Year’s Eve the feeling compels seventeen-year-old Amira to text the Irish ex-boyfriend she’s been missing desperately since they broke up at the end of summer, when she returned to Canada. They agreed they wouldn’t be friends, that it would never be enough. But that was then— back when Amira’s separated parents had shipped her off to relatives in Dublin for the summer so they could test-drive the idea of getting back together on a long haul cruise. Back when Amira was torn away from a friend in need in Toronto only to fall in love with a Dublin screenwriting class and take a step closer to her dream career. And only to fall for cousin Zoey’s bandmate, Darragh, the guy who is first her friend, then her enemy and later something much more complicated—the guy she can say anything to, the guy who makes…

Don’t Miss his Opportunity! The Smurfs Movie Prize Pack Giveaway!(ends 4/14/17)

Smurfs: The Lost Village hits theaters on April 7, 2017! Celebrate with us by entering to WIN this exciting Prize Package!! The latest Smurfs movie is finally coming to theaters! Smurfs: The Lost Village comes out April 7, 2017 and in order to help celebrate, a group from The Hopping Bloggers have put together an awesome prize pack for you! Smurfs fans of all ages will be excited for this one! It is worth over $65 and includes: $25 Fandango Gift Card The Smurfs on Blu-ray The Smurfs 2 on Blu-ray The Smurfs Set of 3 Plush Dolls The Smurfs Toy House Synopsis In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history! Connect with Smurfs Official Site | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #SmurfsMovie Enter to win this Trolls Blu-ray Prize Pack…

Blog tour: ‘Courting Carrie in Wonderland’ by arla Kelly!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 30, 2017

I really enjoy talented author, Carla Kelly’s, books!  This Tour is presented by Cedar Fort Publishing Courting Carrie in Wonderland by Carla Kelly Paperback, 320 pages Published March 1st 2017 by Sweetwater Books ISBN: 1462118720 (ISBN13: 9781462118724) Struggling through college and balancing her summer job in Yellowstone Park with the Wylie Camping Company, Carrie McKay simply doesn’t have time to consider romance.   Spanish American War Veteran Sergeant Major Ramsay Stiles also isn’t looking for love, busy with his own complicated affairs. But as the magic of Yellowstone starts making its way into their hearts, both begin to see love move up their priority list. MY REVIEW: Carla Kelly has done it again – created a delightful historical romance! This was a cute, relaxing tale, based on facts. This is a story of the turn of the 20th century Yellowstone park and tourist activity. This had a lot of interesting, factual events intertwined with references to the Spanish-American War events, tossed with the right amount of romance and adventure. Unlike other books of her, it took me almost half the book to truly get into it. I felt the foundation of the story was a little too drawn out, lacking…

Book Blast: Ivory Queen (Order Of The Bell #1.5) By Jacob Devlin with International Giveaway! (ends 4/ 7/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 30, 2017

Hi, All! Are you looking for your next read? Maybe this stop will help make things easier for you! Welcome to the Book Blast for… Ivory Queen (Order Of The Bell #1.5) by Jacob Devlin presented by Blaze Publishing! Publication Date: January 10, 2017 Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post! Looking for more books to read? Read on and find a book that’s waiting for you to devour!  Twenty-five years ago, the venomous Queen Avoria was banished from the enchanted realms of Florindale and sentenced to spend eternity inside a cursed mirror. After a seemingly endless tumble through the mirror’s abyss, Avoria awakens in a gloomy metropolis in the darkest corner of Wonderland. There she meets the shrewd King of Hearts, Cornelius Redding, and the two strike a turbulent alliance. As Avoria helps Cornelius execute his conquest of Wonderland, she plots her own vengeance against the world that cast her out. In the city’s cold shadows, Avoria finds pawns in the souls that defied her, truth in the reflection that calls to her, and power in the past that forged her. And thus, the Ivory Queen begins carving a path to the ultimate throne….

Book Tour & Giveaway for ‘How to Find Your Dream Dog by Dixie Tenny! (ends
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 29, 2017

This Book Tour/Giveaway is presented by …  U.S./Can. residents, be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting! Book Description: Bringing a new dog into the household should be one of life’s happiest events. The process always starts with excitement and high expectations. Too often, though, it ends in disappointment. The new puppy wakes everyone three times a night, gnaws on furniture, piddles everywhere, knocks the children down. The new adolescent dog is too wild. The new adult dog growls at your neighbors. And where did all this dog hair come from? Most people spend hours researching a new mattress, days researching a new car, and weeks researching a new home or job. Yet for a new dog, a companion for the next 10-15 years, the most they do is visit the nearest shelter or pet shop and buy whatever looks cute and appealing. It’s no wonder they end up disappointed. Whether you are looking for a purebred puppy or a charming mixed-breed, the type of dog you bring into your home matters. A quiet owner will struggle to keep up with a high-energy labrador mix, for instance, while an active outdoor family will be impatient with…

Protecting the Single Mom by Catherine Lanigan Book Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 4/11/17)
Adult Books / March 28, 2017

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Protecting the Single Mom Shores of Indian Lake #7 Catherine Lanigan Adult Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 384 pages April 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming Getting involved shouldn’t be this dangerous… Cate Sullivan is no damsel in distress. She’s kept herself and her son safe for six long years. Built a good life in Indian Lake. But now that her drug-dealing ex-husband is moving his operation here, that life is about to explode. Her instincts tell her to trust Detective Trent Davis. That he’s more than just a handsome cop doing his duty. The former Green Beret has even formed a fast bond with her son. But there’s something he’s not telling her. Some darkness that keeps him from giving in to the feelings she knows are growing between them. Cate trusts Trent to keep her safe, but the real question is whether he’ll trust himself with her heart. Goodreads│Amazon│Barnes & Noble│Harlequin Advanced Review for Protecting the Single Mom This is an exceptional romantic fiction novel that inspires women to achieve their dreams and warms the hearts of the romantics. It is a beautifully well-written story with a clean context. It is suitable for anybody who loves…

Munich Girl by Phyllis Edgerly Ring Book Tour & Gveaway! (ends 4/6/17)
Adult Books / March 27, 2017

    Read al about this possible new classic, and don’t forget to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting! (U.S./Can 0nly, Sorry.) Munich Girl by Phyllis Edgerly Ring Publisher: Whole Sky Books (November 14, 2015) Category: Historical Fiction,  WWII, Germany, Family Saga Tour date: Feb 1-Mar 31, 2017 ISBN: 978-0996546980 Available in Print & ebook, 356 pages Description of Munich Girl by Phyllis Edgerly Ring The Munich Girl: A novel of the legacies that outlast war. The past may not be done with us. What secrets is a portrait of Eva Braun hiding? Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun. Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did—that her mother and Hitler’s mistress were friends. Plunged into the world of the “ordinary” Munich girl who was her mother’s confidante—and a tyrant’s lover—Anna uncovers long-buried secrets and unknown reaches of her heart, to reveal the enduring power of love in the legacies that always outlast war. Fiction Finalist in 2016 Eric Hoffer Book Awards Praise for Munich Girl by Phyllis Edgerly Ring “I was drawn in by Phyllis Ring’s economical and expressive language. Then the story took over!…

Working Stiff: Casimir by Blair Babylon blitz with International Giveaway! (ends 3/30/17)
Adult Books / March 25, 2017

Working Stiff: Casimir (Runaway Billionaires #1) by Blair Babylon Publication date: May 17th 2016 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance Here’s the problem: when Rox was hired, she told her smoking-hot boss Cash that she was married, but she’s not. Now, three years later, she’s kind of accidentally living with him, and he’s being a perfect gentleman, dang it. Everybody in the office said that Cash was a heartbreaker, that he’d bump her and dump her, so Rox decided not to become a statistic. She went out and bought herself some rings of the finest cubic zirconia so that she could work with Cash, who was several inches over six feet tall, emerald-eyed, ripped, gorgeous, his tailored suit clinging to his athletic body, sporting a British accent, and loaded. It had seemed like such a good plan at the time. But now, three years later, she and Cash have become friends. They travel together for work often, and they’re the best of buddies.When Rox gets thrown out of her apartment, Cash insists that she come live with him until they can find her a place because that’s what friends do. Now, even though everyone insists that Cash never goes after married women,…

Ashes by Steven Manchester Book Tour & Giiveaway!(ends 4/23/17)
Adult Books / March 24, 2017

Welcome to this Book Tour Spotlight & Giveaway  for ‘Ashes’ by Steven Manchester Book Details Genre: Fiction Published by:     The Story Plant Publication Date: February 21st 2017 Number of Pages: 260 Synopsis: Middle-aged brothers Jason and Tom Prendergast thought they were completely done with each other. Perceived betrayal had burned the bridge between them, tossing them into the icy river of estrangement. But life – and death – has a robust sense of irony, and when they learn that their cruel father has died and made his final request that they travel together across the country to spread his ashes, they have no choice but to spend a long, long car trip in each other’s company. It’s either that or lose out on the contents of the envelope he’s left with his lawyer. The trip will be as gut-wrenching as each expects it to be . . . and revealing in ways neither of them is prepared for. At turns humorous, biting, poignant, and surprisingly tender, Ashes puts a new spin on family and dysfunction with a story that is at once fresh and timelessly universal. Purchase Links:     Read an excerpt: Tom wheeled his late-model, platinum-colored BMW into…

You Are the Mother Your Children Need Blog Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 3/24/17)
Adult Books / March 22, 2017

This is a very uplifting, inspiring book directed at LDS mothers. Most women can benefit from the message, whether LDS or not. This book Tour Giveaway is presented by Covenant Communications   The woman you want to be . . . the one who has within her every talent, gift, and ability to be what her children need? She’s already there. She is you. Motherhood is the toughest job you’ll ever take on: there is no interview, no job description, and no salary. When you get the position, it can be all too easy to feel underqualified and overwhelmed. But with a sweet message of encouragement, Christie Gardiner reminds women there are as many ways to be a good mother as there are mothers in this world—and there’s no one more capable of raising your children than you! In this uplifting book, mothers are encouraged to let go of the quest for perfectionism and recognize the divinity within. Discover how to own your strengths and weaknesses, and allow your true self to shine! With practical advice on learning to accept failure, holding on to your identity, and harnessing the divine help available to mothers, women will gain the confidence to…

One S’more Summer by Beth Merlin Cover Reveal!
Adult Books / March 22, 2017

One S’more Summer (The Campfire Series, #1) by Beth Merlin Published by: Ink Monster LLC Publication date: May 30th 2017 Genres: Adult, Contemporary Since that first bus ride to Camp Chinooka twenty long years ago, Gigi Goldstein has been pining for her best friend’s guy. She knows her crush is wrong and has to stop, but her heart won’t listen to reason. To escape the agony of their impending wedding, Gigi accepts a summer job at the only place she’s ever been happy. But working at Chinooka isn’t all campfire songs and toasting marshmallows. Gigi’s girls are determined to make her look bad in front of the boys’ Head Counselor—the sexy but infuriating Perry—and every inch of the campground is laced with memories. When Gigi realizes she can’t fix the present by hiding in the past, she’s forced to reexamine her choices. Maybe everything she thought she wanted wasn’t what she actually needed… But if she can get her act together, Gigi might have one last shot at the summer love of her dreams. Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo Author Bio: Beth Merlin has a BA from The George Washington University where she minored in Creative…

PROJECT EMERGENCE by Jamie Zakian Release Day Celebration with Giveaway! (ends 3/28/17)
Adult Books / March 21, 2017

I am so excited to share in this Release Day Celebration for PROJECT EMERGENCE by Jamie Zakian ! If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Jmaie Zakian, be sure to check out all the details below. This blitz also includes a giveaway for a DVD of Passengers, US Only or the complete eBook set of Fire In The Woods, International, courtesy of Month9Books. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post! About The Book: Title: PROJECT EMERGENCE Author: Jamie Zakian Pub. Date: March 14, 2017 Publisher: Month9Books Format: Paperback, eBook Pages: 292 An ancient Hopi myth says people arrived on tiny silver pods that fell from the sky.   But the truth is far more terrifying.   Two-hundred fifty-eight teens are sent from a dying Earth to a terraformed Mars as part of the Emergence Program, mankind’s last hope before solar flares finish off their planet and species. Among the brave pioneers are sixteen-year-old Joey Westen and her twin brother, Jesse.   After only minutes in space, something triggers a total ship lock down.   With the help of their roommates, the Matsuda twins (notorious hackers and shady…

The Wolf Mirror blog tour, Guest Post & International Giveaway! (end 4/6/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 21, 2017

Here is a YA Paranormal which is sure to be a “hit”! The Wolf Mirror  by Caroline Healy Publication date: February 14th 2017 Genres: Historical, Romance, Young Adult Changing places doesn’t always help you see things differently. Cassie throws the first punch in a brawl at Winchester Abbey Girl’s School. Her subsequent suspension is a glitch in Cassie’s master plan; Finish School/Get Job/Leave Home (and never come back). As punishment her mother banishes her to Ludlow Park, their creepy ancestral home. In the dark of a stormy night Cassie finds herself transported to 1714, the beginning of the Georgian period. With the help of a lady’s maid and an obnoxious gentleman, Mr Charles Stafford, Cassie must unravel the mysterious illness afflicting Lord Miller. If Lord Miller kicks the bucket the house goes to Reginald Huxley, the brainless cousin from London. Cassie’s task is to figure out who is poisoning the Lord of Ludlow without exposing herself to the ridicule of her peers, getting herself committed to the asylum or worse, married off to the first man who will have her. Cassie must learn to hold her tongue, keep her pride in check and reign in her rebellious nature – because…

Book Tour & Giveaway for THE WEDDING MARCH by Tara Randel!(ends 3/28/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 20, 2017

The Wedding March (The Business of Weddings #4) Tara Randel Adult Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 384 pages March 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming The help only he can offer… Cypress Pointe, Florida, is a long way from LA, where pop singer Cassie Branford needs a hit to prove she’s not a twoalbum wonder. But her case of writer’s block could be over when the struggling songwriter meets Luke Hastings at a family wedding. The legendary musician walked away from success at the height of his career. Yet Luke is already inspiring Cassie with his dedication to building a permanent community outreach center for troubled teens. Volunteering to help bring music into these kids’ lives is also bringing her and Luke closer. Maybe they’re not as different as he thinks… Goodreads│Amazon│Barnes & Noble│Harlequin My Review (LAWonder10): Cassie had “writer’s block” while escaping to Florida to attend her father’s wedding…a wedding she did not even want to attend. While his new wife-to-be seemed nice enough, there were too many “deep-seeded” problems for her to forgive him of. However, she needed this time to come up with some new lyrics and tunes before returning to LA…her career was “on the line”. The wedding…

“A Way back Into Love by Veronica Thatcher” Book Tour
Adult Books / March 20, 2017

…Another Contemporary Romance which sounds very good!         Title: A Way Back into Love    Author: Veronica Thatcher Genre: Contemporary Romance Publisher: Notion Press Blurb: Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes, uncertain. People, irrational. But love…well, that makes everything complicated. And when you are caught in a tangled web of secrets, lies, and complex affairs, someone is bound to get burned. Emily Stevens is a spunky, spirited college girl whose life gets turned upside-down when she realizes she’s in love with her best friend of fifteen years, Derek Thorpe. As Emily prepares to confess her feelings to Derek, something happens one night which changes her life forever. Five years later, Emily finds herself in Boston, alone and heartbroken. Will she ever be able to forget the past? And what will she find when she returns home…to the man she left behind? Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32998245-a-way-back-into-love Buy links: Paperback – http://www.amazon.in/Way-Back-Into-Love/dp/1946641170/  https://www.amazon.com/dp/1946641170/ |   eBooks – https://www.amazon.in/dp/B06WRR5FN3 | https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WRR5FN3/ Author Bio: Veronica Thatcher is an exciting new contemporary romance author. Ever since she was very young, she’s dreamed of becoming a doctor when she grew up. While still forging ahead with that, majoring in pre-med in college, she unwittingly stumbled upon a…

INDIA Blog Tour & International Giveaway – Spotlight! (ends 4/1/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 20, 2017

I am excited to introduce this awesome Book and Giveaway! This Book Tour/Giveaway is presented by…   Book Description: I have always been fascinated by the sheer beauty and diversity in Indian culture. “Sensory overload in a glance” is an apt description of a country that is always in movement. To be able to stand still in the middle of all that movement allows me to really “see” her people and absorb the flow of life from birth to death. From learning how to make yellow ink from cow urine to watching funeral pyres burn in Varanasi, I realized that I would have to spend a lifetime here to grasp the immense value of her art, stunning architecture, fascinating food and love of all that is beautiful. Buy the book:   Amazon   Blurb   iTunes   Website Add on goodreads Book Trailer: Author’s Bio: Debra Schoenberger aka #girlwithcamera “My dad always carried a camera under the seat of his car and was constantly taking pictures. I think that his example, together with pouring over National Geographic magazines as a child fuelled my curiosity for the world around me. I am a documentary photographer and street photography is my passion. Some of my images…

Luck of the Irish $250. Group Giveaway! (ends 3/31/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 20, 2017

Who does not need extra cash? Enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting! Luck of the Irish $250 Giveaway March 17th to 31st Enter for your chance to win a $250 Amazon Gift Code or $250 in Paypal Cash!! Thanks to this awesome group of bloggers and authors who have joined with me to bring you one fabulous prize!! SPONSOR LIST I Am A Reader Lori’s Reading Corner Laurie Here – Cont Fiction and MORE Helen Smith Stacy Claflin, Author Rockin’ Book Reviews Kelly Hashway Heather Gray, Author Jennifer Bardsley Ali Winters Author Laurie Treacy Krysten Lindsay Hager author Joshua David Bellin Glistering: B’s Blog Ashley Lavering Author Deb Atwood Bella Street’s Time Travel Romance Suzi Love Coupons and Freebies Mom Elizabeth Isaacs Kimber Leigh Wheaton Dorine White- author Aubrey Wynne: Timeless Romance Jo Noellle B. Kristin McMichael Talia Jager Author Alecia Stone My Life. One Story at a Time. Julie Coulter Bellon Author MK McClintock BookHounds Inger Iversen Felicia Starr Melissa Giorgio Laurisa White Reyes, Author Fat Free Faith Giveaway Details $250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon.com eGift Card Ends 3/31/17 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via…

Spring Break $1000 Group Giveaway! (ends 4/24/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 16, 2017

That is Correct! You could be one of two people to WIN $500.!!! Enter the Raffllecopter Giveaway at the end of this posting! My thanks goes to Full Lives Reviews for organizing this awesome Giveaway!  Other terrific blogs participating ate listed below! The Parenting Patch Mom To Grandma Coupons and Freebies Mom Barbie’s Beauty Bits Ann Again and again Reviews Cole Nemeth Adventure 57 Heidi’s Wanderings Java John Z’s Oh, The Places We Travel! PaulaMS’ Giveaways, Reviews, & Freebies Box Roundup All about U Mom ‘N Daughter Savings Misadventures with Andi Rockin’ Book Reviews I Choose Joy! Comfy Abode rebelplum The Awesome Muse Atlas Adrift Full Lives Reviews Giveaway Info/ Terms & Conditions: This is a group giveaway starts on 3/15  @ 12PM EST and ends on 4/24. Two (2) lucky readers will win $500 USD through PayPal or Amazon gift card. Winner will be notified via email. Winner has 48 hours to claim prize before prize is forfeit and a new winner is chosen. Winner must claim prize before they are announced. Giveaway is open worldwide, void where prohibited. All entries are voluntary but must be completed as stated with verification in order to win. All entries will be…

A WALL STREET BAILOUT FOR MAIN STREET Spotlight Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 3/25/17)
Adult Books / March 14, 2017

You don’t have to make a large investment to get Payback! Read about this informative book, then enter the International Giveaway at the end of this posing. This Book Tour is presented by…! Book Description: Buckle up and settle in. It’s payback time for small investors — who want big returns. In her outstanding new book A Wall Street Bailout for Main Street, Dr. Iris Marie Mack uses her Harvard University and London Business School savvy to simplify what she calls a “bulletproof trading strategy” that even the most inexperienced investor can use to become wealthy over time. (She has a) gift for simplifying heretofore complex stock trading notions (and it) sets this financial how-to book far above others in its genre. Dr. Mack’s impressive academic credentials don’t keep her from relating easily to everyday investors. In fact, she seems to revel in imparting her knowledge. Her populist cry of “Don’t get mad; get even!” will resonate soundly with retirees, students and everyone in between who are looking for a simplified methodology for extending their resources — in a safe and sane manner. Read Iris Mack’s column in the UK edition of the International Business Times Buy the Book:  Amazon…

Love, Jane Blog Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 3/17/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 13, 2017

Although directed at an LDS Audience, this is one any YA/Adult can enjoy! Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting. This Blog Tour is presented by Covenant Communications Love, Jane by Raneé S. Clark Jane Reeves and Sean O’Callaghan seem to be a match made in heaven—but the timing is all wrong. Jane has her heart set on serving a mission, and she can’t delay telling Sean the news any longer: not only has she quietly submitted her mission papers, but she’s also leaving in a month . . . for Alaska. Shocked and devastated, Sean struggles to come to terms with Jane’s decision. Unable to deny the depth of their feelings for one another, Sean makes a promise to wait for her. Life unfolds for both Jane and Sean, with communications limited to weekly e-mails. But with just a few months left in Jane’s mission, Sean’s messages stop. When she receives the dreaded “Dear Jane” breakup along with the news that she has been replaced by Sean’s former flame, Jane knows the future she envisioned now belongs to another woman. But upon her return home, Jane quickly realizes some things are worth fighting for— perhaps,…

Release Day Blast & Fantastic Giveaway (ends 3/23/17): Operation Prom Date by Cindi Madsen!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 13, 2017

We’re celebrating the release of OPERATION PROM DATE by Cindi Madsen! Title: Operation Prom Date Author: Cindi Madsen  Age: YA  |  Genre: Contemporary Romance/RomCom } Publisher: Entangled Teen (STAND BY: GIVEAWAY WILL BE ADDED SOON) Blurb: Kissing practice has never been more fun. Kate ships tons of fictional couples, but IRL her OTP is her and Mick, the hot quarterback she’s crushed on since, like, forever. With only one semester left of senior year, it’s now or never if she wants to land him in time for prom. Since she’s flirtationally challenged, she enlists Cooper Callihan, the guy who turned popular seemingly overnight but who used to be a good friend. Cooper lives and breathes rowing, but his partner just broke his wrist. When he remembers Kate’s good with a set of oars, he strikes a deal: help him train, and he’ll make sure her crush notices her. Only he didn’t know how addicting spending time with her would be. Or how the more successful the Operation is, the more jealousy he experiences. The mission has been set. The troops have their marching orders. But what if the target is the wrong guy all along? Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains stargazing, accidental swimming,…

Book Tour with a Fantastic Giveaway for SANCTUARY COVE by Kate James!(ends 3/21/17)
Adult Books , Uncategorized / March 12, 2017

Kate James has, once again, published an amazing tale of not “judging” on first impressions, values, corruption and romance.  On Tour with Prism Book Tours. U.S./Can. residents, be sure to enter the awesome giveaway at the end of this posting! Sanctuary Cove by Kate James Adult Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 384 pages March 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming Can his safe haven be enough for her? Emma Meadows never imagined that sticking to her principles against an act of corruption by a New York senator would cost her her job as VP of communications. Heartbroken, she retreats to her cottage in the Adirondacks to lick her wounds and, in the process, rescues an injured dog that only Josh Whitmore can save. The veterinarian works diligently to bring dog and woman back to full fighting form, until allegations against the senator become more serious. Seeing Emma’s reaction to the increasing pressure, Josh realizes that inevitably she’ll find a way back to the top…and he’ll likely lose her for good. Goodreads│Amazon│Barnes & Noble│Harlequin│iBooks│!ndigo My Review (LAWonder10): Emma had to get away from the city. She fled to her summer cottage in the Adriondacks. She had sacrificed her fiancé, her home with him…

The Dating Experiment Blog Tour.
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 12, 2017

This novel is delightfully light reading for YA/Adults! This story offers humor and hope in the “dating experience”. This Tour is provided by…  About the book: After losing her job, her house, and her guy, the last thing Gabby wants to do is be in a dating experiment—especially with her ex. Her only chance of making it through is with help from her best friend, Ian. But as the study and all its hilariously awkward dates goes on, Gabby finds herself wondering what exactly this experiment is all about. MY REVIEW: Gabby had graduated from the University with a BA in teaching but after losing her first job, nobody would hire her. She ended up I’m the “temp pool” of an agency doing work as a psychic. Like her “life’s story”, her adult life wasn’t much improvement over her High School years! After some disasters in relationships her roommate persuaded her to become a part of “The Dating Experiment”. Join the author in this humorous, yet sometimes, touching tale. Enjoy the adventure and challenges ending up in surprising ways. The story was interesting and inspiring – the trials many will relate to. The only problem I found is the writing lacked…

HURRY! ENDS 3/11/17! Love’s Promise by Melissa Storm Blitz & Awsome Giveaway! (U.S. only)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 11, 2017

  Release Celebration Blitz for Love’s Promise by Melissa Storm On Tour with Prism Book Tours 99¢ SALE! Love’s Promise is on SALE for a limited time! Grab a copy for your eReader while you can! Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting!(U.S.) Goodreads│Amazon│Barnes & Noble│iBook│Kobo Love’s Promsie (The First Street Church Romances #2) by Melissa Storm Christian Contemporary Romance ebook, 192 pages March 7th 2017 by Partridge & Pear Press She’s waiting for her prince to come … but was he right beside her all the time? Kristina Rose Maher wants to know why fairytales never happen for fat girls. Certain that diner cook Jeff, handsome and fit, will never want her as more than a friend, she stuffs down her attraction to him. But when she finds herself facing a life-altering weight loss surgery, she discovers she’s willing to do whatever it takes to embrace life—and love—to the fullest. Jeffrey Berkley can’t bear the thought of losing the friend he’s only just beginning to realize matters so much to him… no matter what size she is. But he is also terrified that helping her reach for her dreams will also mean finally reaching for his own—and letting…

GRAND FINALE BLITZ & 2 Giveaways!: Her Secret Life by Tara Taylor Quinn (ends 11/30/17)
Adult Books , Uncategorized / March 10, 2017

 Book Tour Grand Finale for Her Secret Life by Tara Taylor Quinn 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 If you’ve never read a ttq novel before, you’re just on the cusp of getting your first introduction. I love glitz and glamour, but it’s not enough for me. My stories look behind the larger than life things that happen in life. They go deep into the messy part of living. The feelings that we all experience, but so often shy away from. The emotions that are confusing. Sometimes threatening. And yet…if we can find a safe place in which to explore them, we can often times find that elusive happiness we’ve been seeking. The Lemonade Stand is Kacey’s safe place. I hope my books can be one of yours. —TTQ Brooke Blogs – Looks (Guest Post) In Her Secret Life, Kacey and Michael had some things to tell me about looking good. I don’t know that any of us came up with any answers as to why our looks effect how we feel – is it just societal, or is it more…

Incense and Peppermints by Cathrina Constantine blitz & International Giveaway! (ends 3/16/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 10, 2017

This is a novel reflective of the early ’70’s! Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting. Incense and Peppermints Cathrina Constantine Publication date: March 10th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Peace demonstrations, sit-ins, and burning the U.S. flag following the escalation of the Vietnam War are leading to a catalyst known to the world as the Sixties, and a musical revolution, flower power, hippies, marijuana, and drugs are carrying the generations—young and old—into a new decade. All the while sixteen-year-old Mary Monroe is caught between being an innocent good girl and an autumn of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. When her brother offers a solution to her dilemma in the form of a little pill, Mary ignores the rumba in her brain and takes a walk on the wild side. Plunged into popularity and a life she’s only imagined, she meets Michael Covington, the hot newcomer, and she’s instantly drawn in by his less than flawless exterior and bad boy sex appeal. Caught up in the danger and excitement as they drift from party to party, into underground fight clubs, and through a series of drug and alcohol fueled adventures, Mary follows her new…

Songs of Insurrection Blitz & International Giveaway! (ends 3/16/17)
Adult Books / March 9, 2017

Songs of Insurrection (Daughter of the Dragon Throne #1) by J.C. Kang Publication date: January 6th 2017 Genres: Adult, Fantasy Princess Kaiya’s voice could charm a dragon. Had she lived when the power of music could still summon typhoons and rout armies, perhaps Cathay’s imperial court would see her as more than a singing fool. With alliances to build and ambitious lords to placate, they care more about her marriage prospects than her voice. Only the handsome Prince Hardeep, a foreign martial mystic, recognizes her potential. Convinced Kaiya will rediscover the legendary but perilous art of invoking magic through music, he suggests her voice, not her marriage, might better serve the realm. When members of the emperor’s elite spy clan– Kaiya’s childhood friend Tian and his half-elf sidekick (or maybe he’s her sidekick?)– discover mere discontent boiling over into full-scale rebellion, Kaiya must choose. Obediently wedding the depraved ringleader means giving up her music. Confronting him with the growing power of her voice could kill her. Goodreads / Amazon EXCERPT: CHAPTER 1 Not-So-Chance Meetings If marriage were a woman’s grave, as the proverb claimed, sixteen-year-old Princess Kaiya suspected the emperor was arranging her funeral. Entourage in tow, she shuffled through…

Review Tour of A Fine Year for Murder and Kill and Run + $100. International Giveaway! (ends 4/22/17).
Adult Books / March 9, 2017

If you haven’t read Lauren Carr’s Murder Mystery’s, now is a great time to begin! She is a very talented author who brings all her characters live that the reader truly feels he/she personally knows them! Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting! Book Description for A FINE YEAR FOR MURDER: After months of marital bliss, Jessica Faraday and Murphy Thornton are still discovering and adjusting to their life together. Settled in their new home, everything appears to be perfect … except in the middle of the night when, in darkest shadows of her subconscious, a deep secret from Jessica’s past creeps to the surface to make her strike out at Murphy. When investigative journalist Dallas Walker tells the couple about her latest case, known as the Pine Bridge Massacre, they realize Jessica may have witnessed the murder of a family living near a winery owned by distant relatives she was visiting and suppressed the memory. Determined to uncover the truth and find justice for the murder victims, Jessica and Murphy return to the scene of the crime with Dallas Walker, a spunky bull-headed Texan. Can this family reunion bring closure for a community touched…

A Fine Gentleman Bog Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 3/10/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 8, 2017

MAKE YOUR DAY! THIS IS A DELIGHTFUL HISTORICAL NOVEL YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS!     Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting. This Blog Tour is presented by Covenant Communications Publishing     A Fine Gentleman (The Jonquil Brothers #4)  by Sarah M. Eden Paperback, 256 pages Published March 1st 2017 by Covenant Communications, Inc. (first published December 8th 2008) ISBN 1524402109 (ISBN13: 9781524402105) Synopsis London barrister Jason Jonquil has spent his entire life working to establish his identity as a gentleman, a man of refinement like his father and brothers. But when fiery Spanish beauty Mariposa Thornton walks into his office, he finds himself losing his grasp on his dignified character. The woman is infuriating, pushing him to the limit of his legendary patience. However London barrister Jason Jonquil has spent his entire life working to establish his identity as a gentleman, a man of refinement like his father and brothers. But when fiery Spanish beauty Mariposa Thornton walks into his office, he finds himself losing his grasp on his dignified character. The woman is infuriating, pushing him to the limit of his legendary patience. However, her case seems simple enough—a small matter…

He Gave Me Barn Cats Blog Tour & International Giveaway!(ends3/23/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 8, 2017

Welcome to this Blog Tour for Author Maria Santomasso-Hyde author of  HE GAVE ME BARN CATS with MC Book Tours. Her book is scheduled to be released March 14 by Dancing Lemur Press. ◊ He Gave Me BARN CATS ◊ by Maria Santomass0-Hyde ◊ Published by Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C. ◊ Available March 14, 2017 ◊ $10.95, 6×9 Trade paperback, 134 pages ◊ Genres: Christian Fiction / Christian Life-Death, Grief, Bereavement ◊ Print ISBN 978-1-939844-21-7 eBook ISBN 978-1-939844-22-4 ◊ Order through Ingram, Follett Library Resources, or from the publisher ◊ $3.99 eBook available in all formats If you’re looking for a story that will touch your heart, you’ve found it in this tender story of love, loss, and inspiration. You could win your own copy, just check out the giveaway details at the end of this posting. Inspired by true events…         Maria has cared for her very ill mother for many years. Her burdens are heavy, causing a sadness bordering on darkness.  When she discovers her historic barn is now home to a mother cat and kittens, she feels lighter than she has in years. As the kittens grow, they teach her as only animals can do.           Then…

Falling for Boston Blitz &International Giveaway! (ends 3/16/17)
Adult Books / March 7, 2017

For all of you sports fans, here is a humorous romantic, athletic tale! Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting. Falling for Boston by Leslie Kate Publication date: October 13th 2016 Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance As the youngest of four, Dylan has always been the baby. But don’t let that fool you; she’s not your average baby sister. Growing up with three older brothers left Dylan with a lack of femininity and in its place, a real guy’s girl personality. Sports, beer, burping, you name it; but don’t even think about going near her feet with a pair of heels. When Dylan meets Tyler Vaughn, the famous and devastatingly attractive football superstar at work one morning, she’s thrilled by his good stats, not his good looks. But the wide receiver—and sweet romantic—throws her for a loop when he pursues her despite what she knows is missing, her feminine charm. Now Dylan must reconcile the fact that this guy may actually like her, and even scarier, she may like him back. Dylan speaks sports and sarcasm fluently but romance, now that’s something completely foreign to her. What’s an emotionally-allergic guy’s girl supposed to do with a…

A Boy Like You by Ginger Scott Book Tour & Giveaway! Review by Vickie
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 7, 2017

We’re celebrating the release of A BOY LIKE YOU by Ginger Scott! If you haven’t already -Don’t forget to enter the International Giveaway at the end of this posting! A BOY LIKE YOU YA Contemporary Romance Scheduled to release: March 3, 2017 Goodreads Amazon iBooks Barnes and Noble Kobo BLURB: They say everyone’s a superhero to someone. I’m not sure who I’m supposed to save, but I know who saved me. We were kids. His name was Christopher. And up until the day he pulled me from death’s grip, he was nothing more than a boy I felt sorry for. In a blink of an eye, he became the only person who made me feel safe. And then he disappeared. Now I’m seventeen. I’m not a kid anymore. I haven’t been for years. While death didn’t take me that day, the things that happened left me with scars—the kind that robbed me of everything I once loved and drove me into darkness. But more than anything else, that day—and every day since—has taken away my desire to dream. I wasn’t going to have hope. I wouldn’t let myself wish. Those things—they weren’t for girls like me. That’s what I believed…until…

ATTENTION! PLEASE BE PATIENT, MY BLOG IS IN DISREPAIR!!

ATTENTION: I WAS UNABLE TO POST THE FIRST OF  THE WEEK OF 2/15th .. AFTER A FEW PHONE CALLS, I DISCOVERED MY SITE HAD BROKEN FILES, SO I HIRED WORDPRESS TO “REPAIR IT”. THEY “REPAIRED” IT IN ONE DAY INSTEAD OF TWO.  I WAS HAPPY! HOWEVER, SOME THINGS ABOUT MY SITE RESPONSE SEEMED STRANGE. THE FIRST WEEKEND AND THE NEXT FEW DAYS I RECEIVED E-MAILS SAYING NOBODY CAN LEAVE COMMENTS OR ENTER THE GIVEAWAYS ON MY SITE! I CHECKED MY BLOG AS IF I WERE VISITING IT. I FOUND NOT ONLY THAT PROBLEM, BUT ALSO, THE GRAPHICS NEXT TO THE POSTINGS AND THE “FACE” GRAPHICS OF MY SITE WERE MISSING AND ALSO THE SUBSCRIBE AND BLOGLOVIN’ BUTTONS!        WORDPRESS IS AWARE OF THE PROBLEMS BUT IT TOOK UNTIL 2/25 FOR THEM TO RETURN MY EMAILS AND PHONE CALLS. THEY ARE SUPPOSEDLY WORKING ON THE PROBLEM BUT IT HAS BEEN ALMOST THREE WEEKS AND THE GRAPHICS  AND RECENT BLOG POSTS STILL DO NOT SHOW UP ON THE HOME PAGE AND THE GRAPHICS ON THE “BLOG’S FACE” STILL DO NOT APPEAR! HOPEFULLY, IN ANOTHER DAY OR SO, IT WILL BE BACK TO NORMAL. UNTIL THEN, PLEASE, CLICK ON ALL THREE PANELS (CHILDREN, YA, ADULT) FOR…

$100. + Spring Fever Giveaway Blitz ! (ends 3/13/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 6, 2017

You definitely won’t want to miss this Giveaway opportunity!   Welcome to the Spring Fever Giveaway Party! A dozen authors over at YA Author Rendezvous have put an awesome giveaway together – with over TWENTY chances to win! One grand-prize winner will walk away with a signed, first edition hardback of Witch and Wizard which just so happens to be written by one of the biggest names in fiction – JAMES PATTERSON! On top of that, they get a $100 amazon gift-card! And all if takes is a minute or two and a few clicks of the mouse. DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE! (Be sure to enter with the Giveaway below!) Check out these other amazing prizes they have for you here. Spring Fever Giveaway!   Blitz hosted by:

The Release Day Has Arrived! A Boy Like You Celebration & International Giveaway! (ends 2/18/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 4, 2017

  Welcome to this Release Day Celebration! Be sure to enter the Giveaway at  the end of this posting.     A BOY LIKE YOU YA Contemporary Romance Scheduled to release: March 3, 2017 BLURB: We were kids. His name was Christopher. And up until the day he pulled me from death’s grip, he was nothing more than a boy I felt sorry for. In a blink of an eye, he became the only person who made me feel safe. And then he disappeared. Now I’m seventeen. I’m not a kid anymore. I haven’t been for years. While death didn’t take me that day, the things that happened left me with scars—the kind that robbed me of everything I once loved and drove me into darkness. But more than anything else, that day—and every day since—has taken away my desire to dream. I wasn’t going to have hope. I wouldn’t let myself wish. Those things—they weren’t for girls like me. That’s what I believed…until the new boy. He’s nothing like the old boy. He’s taller and older. His hair is longer, and his body is lean—strong and ready for anything. I don’t feel sorry for him. And sometimes, I hate him. He challenges me. From the moment I first saw…

Your Lucky Day Giveaway Hop! (ends 3/18/17)

Welcome to the Your Lucky Day Giveaway Hop brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers! Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway I have for three great books, then be sure to continue “Hopping” along to the other blog sites! Hosted By: Mama Smith’s & Women and Their Pretties Co-Hosted By: Everyday Life 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! The First is an exciting first book of a new series for older elementary age and YA youth! I predict it will be a HUGE “HIT” with all who reads it! This book is being graciously donated by the author and Cedar Fort Publishing.http://blog.cedarfort.com/ Dragonkyn by Nathan Smith Jones Sweetwater: 97814621197831462119786 Pub Date: 2/1/2017 On Sale Date: 2/14/2017 $14.99/$16.99 Can. Paperback: 224 Pages Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy YAF019010 /5.5inW | 8.5inH   Summary Marc used to think he was pretty ordinary, but he also used to think ice cream trucks didn’t sell ice cream and dragons were just fairy tales. Now he knows better. With skin that can’t be burned…

OF THE TREES by E.M. Fitch Release Day Celebration, Guest Post & Giveaway! (ends 3/13/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 3, 2017

I am so excited that OF THE TREES by E.M. Fitch releases today and that I get to share the news! If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author E.M. Fitch, be sure to check out all the details below. This blitz also includes a giveaway for a $25 Fandango Gift Card, US Only courtesy of Month9Books. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.  About The Book:   Title: OF THE TREES Author: E.M. Fitch Pub. Date: February 28, 2017 Publisher: Month9Books Format: Paperback, eBook | Pages: 345  Cassie and Laney fancy themselves amateur ghost hunters. When a carnival comes to town, Cassie embraces the chance to try something new.  Carnival workers watch the girls with a collective gaze that ignites in Laney a dark and dangerous fascination, leaving Cassie unnerved.   It’s not just their age or the unsettling way they stare. There is something in the shifting of their skin and the way their features seem to change in the shadows.   Cassie can’s shake this sickening feeling that there’s more to the carnival than meets the eye.   When townspeople suddenly start dying and bloody warnings appear around…

M9B Friday Reveal – BLOOD ROAD by Amanda McCrina Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 3/9/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / March 3, 2017

Today Amanda McCrina and Month9Books are revealing the cover and first chapter for BLOOD ROAD which releases April 25, 2017! Check out the gorgeous cover and enter to be one of the first readers to receive a eGalley!! A quick note from the author: The funny thing about historical fiction—or historical fantasy, in this case—is that it often reveals more about the present than it does about the past. It provides a lens through which we can understand and contextualize our own experiences. BLOOD ROAD is a tribute to my love of Roman history, but it’s also very much a product of its time. It’s a story about corruption and injustice and empire and a young soldier who stands up and resists, and writing it gave me the opportunity to ask hard questions about my own present and the part I play.   Title: BLOOD ROAD  Author: Amanda McCrina Pub. Date: April 25, 2017 Publisher: Month9Books Format: Paperback, eBook  Pages: 329 Nineteen-year-old Torien Risto has seen dissidents dealt with before. He knows the young local girl who just knifed him will hang for assaulting an Imperial officer, unless he can stop it.  Someone inside the provincial government is kidnapping Imperial citizens and selling them across the desert…

Pistols and Petticoats Book Blast & Giveaway! (ends 3/8/17)
Adult Books , Uncategorized / March 2, 2017

WELCOME TO THIS BOOK TOUR & GIVEAWAY (U.S./Can. only, sorry) FOR…. Pistols and Petticoats 175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction by Erika Janik March 2nd 2017 Book Blast Synopsis: A lively exploration of the struggles faced by women in law enforcement and mystery fiction for the past 175 years In 1910, Alice Wells took the oath to join the all-male Los Angeles Police Department. She wore no uniform, carried no weapon, and kept her badge stuffed in her pocketbook. She wasn’t the first or only policewoman, but she became the movement’s most visible voice. Police work from its very beginning was considered a male domain, far too dangerous and rough for a respectable woman to even contemplate doing, much less take on as a profession. A policewoman worked outside the home, walking dangerous city streets late at night to confront burglars, drunks, scam artists, and prostitutes. To solve crimes, she observed, collected evidence, and used reason and logic—traits typically associated with men. And most controversially of all, she had a purpose separate from her husband, children, and home. Women who donned the badge faced harassment and discrimination. It would take more than seventy years for women to…

Blog tour: ‘Stu Stories’ by Patrick Hueller!
Adult Books , Children's Books , Uncategorized / February 28, 2017

This will certainly be a “Hit” with older elementary and Middle Grade youth! Read about the book and then the various reviews!  This Book Tout is oesented bt         About the book: Stu Sanderson is no ordinary eighth-grader. Not only is he seven feet tall, but he also vanishes into thin air, duels knights and ninjas, lifts the downtrodden, and woos the best-calved girl in school. Become a middle-grade legend with Stu and his sidekick, Bird Bones, on the journey of a lifetime in “Stu Stories.” Buy Links: https://www.amazon.com/Stu-Stories-Adventures-Sidekick-Bones/dp/1462119557/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/stu-stories-patrick-hueller/1123830506?ean=9781462119554 https://booksandthings.com/stu-stories-the-adventures-of-dirt-clod-and-his-sidekick-bird-bones-paperback.html My Review: Youth will “get a kick” out of this new series feel with incredible humor. I also gives great tips on how to deal wit bullies. Stu was overly ta;; for his age and filled with mischief. “Bird Bones: was quit and slightly introverted. Tor some reason Stu ade “Bird Bones ” his best friend., a friendship tat wasn’t always in the Katter’s best interest. This, also, is a stay if first crushes,.frustrated teachers, and service, *Thus Book was sent to me to  red, I am under in no obligation to h a I am not  enquired to give anything other than an honest renew. Geiger  Four  Sraar…

Preorder Blast 2/27: A Boy Like You by Ginger Scott!
Adult Books / February 27, 2017

GUESS WHAT IS SOON COMING? Read below. (Future Giveaway will be included.) THIS BOOK BLSY TOUR IS PRESENTED BY   BOY LIKE YOU BY GINGER SCOTT YA Contemporary Romance Scheduled to release: March 3, 2017 BLURB: They say everyone’s a superhero to someone. I’m not sure who I’m supposed to save, but I know who saved me. We were kids. His name was Christopher. And up until the day he pulled me from death’s grip, he was nothing more than a boy I felt sorry for. In a blink of an eye, he became the only person who made me feel safe. And then he disappeared. Now I’m seventeen. I’m not a kid anymore. I haven’t been for years. While death didn’t take me that day, the things that happened left me with scars—the kind that robbed me of everything I once loved and drove me into darkness. But more than anything else, that day—and every day since—has taken away my desire to dream. I wasn’t going to have hope. I wouldn’t let myself wish. Those things—they weren’t for girls like me. That’s what I believed…until the new boy. He’s nothing like the old boy. He’s taller and older. His…

The Game Begins Blitz Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 3/9/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / February 27, 2017

The Game Begins by Victoria Danann Publication date: February 27th 2017 Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult When it came to the attention of the old ones that their creations, the Earth gods, had been playing games at the expense of humankind for millennia, they put a stop to it. But the rebellious gods were far too addicted to their games to give them up. After several summit meetings, they voted to use their own children as players and locate the playing field in the most treacherous environment in the known universe. High school. To make it even more interesting, they would strip their children of their memories and withhold the rules of the game. The players believed they were ordinary kids until they were transferred to R. Caine High School. When odd things begin to happen, the players gradually realize they have special gifts or attributes. But that doesn’t mean they can’t die. Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo —EXCERPT: My name is Ever Moore. I know. It makes me wince every time I say it. When I’m eighteen, I plan to have it legally changed to something that doesn’t make people laugh. But…

Be Happy Blog Tour & Giveaway! (ends 3/3/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / February 27, 2017

Welcome to this Book Tour and Giveaway presented by Covenant Communications. This book is primarily directed at an LDS audience but would be a good book for any Christian or other religious individuals to adapt to his/her own belief. Be Happy by Hank Smith Paperback, 272 pages Published February 1st 2017 by Covenant Communications, Inc. ISBN 152440263X (ISBN13: 9781524402631 You can be happy—solidly, genuinely happy—no matter what’s going on around you, no matter what happens to you, no matter what storm comes along to batter and bruise you. Keep reading, and I’ll show you how . . .Face it: it’s not always easy to feel happy. With all of the worries and trials of day-to-day life, the cares of the world can seem overwhelming. But as popular spea You can be happy—solidly, genuinely happy—no matter what’s going on around you, no matter what happens to you, no matter what storm comes along to batter and bruise you. Keep reading, and I’ll show you how . . .Face it: it’s not always easy to feel happy. With all of the worries and trials of day-to-day life, the cares of the world can seem overwhelming. But as popular speaker and author Hank…

Heart Murmurs by Brynn Chapman – Review by Vickie!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / February 27, 2017

Hi, everyone! The Book Tour Blitz was last month and this month Vickie is reviewing it! You will want to read about … Heart Murmurs by Brynn Chapman On tour with Prism Book Tours Note from the Author Heart Murmurs arose from the concept of cellular memory. The story grew from my readings about the experience of a handful of donors who began to have memories…. they did not recognize. With people and place they did not recognize. In one case, a woman was actually able to identify her donor’s murderer. “Cellular memory can refer to: A variation of body memory, the hypothesis that memories can be stored in individual cells.” I hope you enjoy Mia’s story, her battle with her heart condition, and cheer for her to win her battle with the Secret Literary Society. THE LITERATI. — Brynn Heart Murmurs (Society Literati Series #1) by Brynn Chapman Young Adult Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 186 pages December 23rd 2016 Mia Templeton is dying. Or was dying. After receiving a heart transplant, her world is forever altered. Before her eyes open, she overhears her donor was murdered. Whispers invade Mia’s mind before she’s even left the recovery room. She develops tastes for foods she once hated,…

Stolen by Carey Baldwin Book Tour & Giveaway!(U.S. – ends 3/5/17)
Adult Books / February 25, 2017

Welcome to this Book Tour  and Giveaway (U.S. only) of…. ‘Stolen’ by Carey Baldwin  on Tour February 14 – March 3, 2017 Book Details: Genre: Suspense, Thriller Published by: Witness Impulse | Publication Date: February 14th 2017 Number of Pages: 352 ISBN:  0062495542 (ISBN13: 9780062495549) Series: Cassidy & Spenser #4 Synopsis: Is she missing…or a murderer? When Laura Chaucer, daughter of a U.S. senator, vanishes from her college campus, celebrated FBI profilers Special Agent Atticus Spenser and forensic psychiatrist Dr. Caitlin Cassidy are called in. Thirteen years ago, Laura and her nanny disappeared from her family’s Denver home. Laura was found alive, but her nanny wasn’t so lucky… and the killer was never caught. Laura could identify him—if only she didn’t have a deep, dark hole in her memory. Now she’s missing again. Did the troubled young woman run away or has the kidnapper returned? As women who look eerily similar to Laura’s nanny begin turning up dead, the Chaucer family psychiatrist renders a disturbing opinion: Laura is unstable, a danger to herself and others. Who knows what terrible secrets lurk in the shadowy recesses of her mind? Cassidy and Spenser must solve one of the most infamous cold cases…

Child’s Play by Merry Jones Book Tour & Giveaway!(ends 3/3/17)
Adult Books / February 24, 2017

Child’s Play by Merry Jones February 1-28, 2017 Tour Book Details: Genre: Thriller, Suspsense Published by: Oceanview Publishing Publication Date:  January 3rd 2017 Number of Pages: 320 ISBN: 1608091910 (ISBN13: 9781608091911) Series: Elle Harrison Thriller #3 (Each can be read as a Stand Alone Novel) Synopsis: Since her husband’s murder two years earlier, life hasn’t been easy for Elle Harrison. Now, at the start of a new school year, the second grade teacher is determined to move on. She’s selling her house and delving into new experiences―like learning trapeze. Just before the first day of school, Elle learns that a former student, Ty Evans, has been released from juvenile detention where he served time for killing his abusive father. Within days of his release, Elle’s school principal, who’d tormented Ty as a child, is brutally murdered. So is a teacher at the school. And Ty’s former girlfriend. All the victims have links to Ty. Ty’s younger brother, Seth, is in Elle’s class. When Seth shows up at school beaten and bruised, Elle reports the abuse, and authorities remove Seth and his older sister, Katie, from their home. Is Ty the abuser? Ty seeks Elle out, confiding that she’s the only…

GRAND FINALE BLITZ & GIVEAWAY: The SEAL’s Return by Patricia Potter (ENDS 2/28/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / February 24, 2017

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Book Tour Grand Finale for The SEAL’s Return By Patricia Potter We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out… Launch – Author Interview What do you hope readers take with them after they’ve read it? That they respect the military and reach out with a helping hand and understanding heart. And that love can often conquer even the greatest obstacles. Nicole’s Book Musings – Welcome to Covenant Falls! Covenant Falls is a very special town in Colorado. It has become a healing place for returning vets with the assistance of rescue animals and a quirky town population. Three former vets – a wounded ex-Army Ranger, an Army chopper pilot and an Army battlefield surgical nurse – have found belonging, a home. . . and love there. The newest residents are former Navy Seal Jubal Pierce and Dr. Lisa Redding in the February release of “The SEAL’s Return.” And their romance is the most troubled-filled of all. With Love for Books – Review “Patricia Potter writes about troubled pasts in an emphatic way. I could easily understand the emotions of her main characters. What I loved about The…

Unexpected: Short Stories from Around the World Book Tour & Giveaway!(ends 3/3/17)
Adult Books , Uncategorized / February 21, 2017

Join with us on this Book Tour and Giveaway for… Unexpected: Short Stories from Around the World by P. F Citizen One Book Tour and Giveaway [resented by Partners in Crime Book Tours Book Details Genre: Anthology, Short Stories Published by: BookBaby Publication Date: October 7th 2016 Number of Pages: 23 ISBN: 1483577856 (ISBN13: 9781483577852) Unexpected is a collection of true life short stories inspired by the author’s travels around the world and the people he has met. The book features seven thought-provoking, humorous and engaging stories that end with the most unlikely twist. In one of the stories, The Wedding Contract, the author tells the story of a man who was forced to sign a pre-nuptial agreement simply because his wife was wealthy and he was considered poor. As time went on, fortunes changed and the man became far wealthier than his wife. His wife and friends dreaded the worst from him because of his new financial position but what he did next was shocking. Purchase Links:   Amazon 🔗 Barnes & Noble 🔗 Goodreads 🔗 MY REVIEW: Contained in this very “quick read” are seven equally quick tales of various individuals with individual, stories with unusual and unexpected…

A Way Back Into Love by Veronica Thatcher Releas Day Blitz Book Tour!
Adult Books / February 21, 2017

~ Welcome to this Release Day Blitz ~ A Way Back Into Love by Veronica Thatcher presented by b00k r3vi3w Tours About the Book: Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes, uncertain. People, irrational. But love… Well, that makes complicates everything complicated. When you are caught in a tangled web of secrets, lies, and complex affairs, someone is bound to get burned. Emily Stevens is a spunky, spirited college girl whose life is turned upside-down when she realizes she’s in love with her best friend of fifteen years, Derek Thorpe. As Emily prepares to confess her feelings to Derek, something happens one night which changes her life forever. Five years later, Emily finds herself in Boston, alone and heartbroken. Will she ever be able to forget the past? And what will she find when she returns home… to the man she left behind? Book Links: Goodreads * Paperback * eBook Read an Excerpt: Emily stepped back from him and shook her head. “Oh, you know damn well what I mean. You know what, Derek? I’m done having this conversation with you. I’m so done with this conversation and I’m so done with you,” Emily spat out angrily before…

One Fell Down Book Tour & Giveaway! (ends 2/24/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / February 20, 2017

This is a delightfully entertaining Suspense with a little romance! Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting. This Book Tour & Giveaway is presented by Covenant Communications   One Fell Down by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen Paperback, 255 pages Published February 1st 2017 by Covenant Communications ISBN139781524402358 SYNOPSIS per Goodreads: When Mikaela York opens an anonymous blue sympathy card with the nursery rhyme “Jack and Jill” written inside, she doesn’t know what to make of it. But soon after, Mikaela and her fiancé are in a tragic car accident, resulting in her husband-to-be’s death. Then when Mikaela’s grandmother loses her life in a hiking accident one year later, an old man gives Mikaela another m When Mikaela York opens an anonymous blue sympathy card with the nursery rhyme “Jack and Jill” written inside, she doesn’t know what to make of it. But soon after, Mikaela and her fiancé are in a tragic car accident, resulting in her husband-to-be’s death. Then when Mikaela’s grandmother loses her life in a hiking accident one year later, an old man gives Mikaela another mysterious blue card at the funeral. After the service, Mikaela’s grandfather asks that she oversee the renovations…

The Rise of Miss Notley Blast & Giveaway! (ends 3/15/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / February 20, 2017

 Welcome to this Blitz and Giveaway of The Rise of Miss Notley! This is a “clean” Historical Fiction which sounds very Good! The Rise of Miss Notley by Rachael Anderson When Miss Coralynn Notley’s father barters her off to the first titled gentleman to come along, she realizes she must flee her home or be forced to wed a despicable man. Driven by desperation, she applies for the position of housekeeper at Tanglewood Manor, the home of the handsome Mr. Jonathan Ludlow. The moment Jonathan sees Miss Notley, he is intrigued. She is far too young and inexperienced, yet there is something about her that that inspires a certain hope within him. Does he dare offer her the position of housekeeper or will doing so result in catastrophe? Excerpt Cora nodded and followed Mr. Ludlow into the parlor. He closed the doors and stood in front of them with his arms folded, looking far more intimidating than he had during their last meeting. He said nothing, merely lifted an inquiring eyebrow and waited. Caught unprepared, Cora stared at him, trying to organize her thoughts into words. After a few moments of awkward silence, he lost patience. “What is it you…

Spotlight of Lucidity by David Carnoy  Book Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 3/3/17)
Adult Books / February 18, 2017

Do you want to read a captivating suspense/thriller? Try this one! Read all about it below then enter the Giveaway by completing the Rafflecopter at the end of this posting.                      Lucidity by David Carnoy on Tour February 1-28, 2017 Synopsis: Dreams and deception collide in David Carnoy’s page-turning tale of murder, manipulation, and mistaken identity. After his “gripping thriller debut” (Kirkus) Knife Music and sophomore “page turner” (Examiner.com) The Big Exit, David Carnoy’s Detective Hank Madden returns in this bicoastal caper that pits dreams against reality, where nothing can be taken at face value. Twenty years after the unsolved case of Stacey Walker’s disappearance went cold, a Silicone Valley executive hires the retired Menlo Park Police Detective Hank Madden to find her body and track down her missing husband, the prime suspect in her unsolved murder. Four months later, author Candace Epstein is pushed in front of a car near Central Park. Her editor Max Fremmer becomes entangled into the investigation of her attempted murder, though he is adamant that he is uninvolved. As he digs into Candace’s background to clear his own name, Fremmer grows suspicious of his client’s…

GRAND FINALE BLITZ & International Giveaway: The Outlaw’s Secret by Stacy Henrie (ends 2/18/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / February 17, 2017

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Book Tour Grand Finale for The Outlaw’s Secret By Stacy Henrie We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out… Launch – Note from the Author I’m so excited to introduce readers to the Becketts brothers—one a lawman, the other an outlaw—in my next two books releasing from Love Inspired Historical. In THE OUTLAW’S SECRET, you’ll meet Tate Beckett, a Pinkerton detective posing as his outlaw twin brother Tex. You’ll also meet Essie Vanderfair, a dime novelist in need of a great story. And she hopes to find it when she begs to go along with the gang of train robbers that Tate has infiltrated. These opposites-attract characters were so much fun to write as were the outlaws Essie meets and interviews. Bookworm Lisa – Review “There were several instances that brought a smile to my face and I wanted how to know they were going to get out of the mess they were in. This is a fun book that is set in the “Old West”. There are outlaws, lawmen, and a feisty heroine.” Rockin’ Book Reviews – Review & Interview “This was a fun book. The…

Cardiac by Jeffrey Monaghan Book Tour & Giveaway!(ends 3/3.19)
Adult Books / February 17, 2017

Cardiac by Jeffrey Monaghan on Tour February 1-28, 2017 Synopsis: Book Details: Genre: Thriller Publication Date: May 2016 Number of Pages: 230 ISBN: 1533641463 Embattled CEO Jack Getty is nervous. This is his final chance to save his company. He is announcing his firm’s breakthrough discovery at the world’s largest annual biotech conference. A discovery that trials show will extend human life by 75%. But as Jack approaches the podium, he suffers a major heart attack and collapses on the stage, stunning the conference attendees. Jack is rushed to the emergency room where surgeons implant the latest Wi-Fi enabled pacemaker, saving his life in the process. What Jack doesn’t know, however, is that an underground hacking group has its sights set on manipulating his “secure” pacemaker to get information only he can provide. Despite the hackers unrelenting terror, Jack refuses to give them what they want and soon starts to uncover the true motives of this mysterious and powerful group. Purchase Links: Amazon 🔗 | Goodreads 🔗 My Review: Successful businessman, Jack Getty, was anxiously anticipating this momentous occasion. In just a few minutes he would be announcing a new life altering formula that will affect the whole world! Wait!…

LESSONS FROM A DIFFICULT PERSON Blog Tour & Giveaway! (ends 2/25/17)
Adult Books , Uncategorized / February 16, 2017

This is a non-fiction book that is sure to aid all in parenting skills!  Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting. (U.S./Can. Only) This Book Tour/Giveaway is presented by … LESSONS FROM A DIFFICULT PERSON by Sarah H. Elliston Book Description: Elliston is a highly successful workshop leader and trainer, who offers wisdom learned the hard way—by experience – as well as through rigorous study and certification in many areas of professional training that aid her in her work — Values Realization, Parent Effectiveness Training and Reality Therapy. She is a faculty member of the William Glasser Institute. Glasser is an internationally recognized psychiatrist and developer of Reality Therapy, a method of psychotherapy that teaches people they have a choice in how they choose to behave. The methods Elliston offers in her book end the trauma and the drama, and minimize the possibility of confrontation. She gives YOU, the reader, the ability to take a strong, positive, confident—yet compassionate–stance with the “difficult person”—whether that is a relative, coworker, friend, one of your children or anyone else for that matter. Elliston demonstrates how to: • Identify the ways to talk to a “difficult” person • Incorporate…

KC Cullen To Dance With Angles Cover Reveal & $20. G.C. Giveaway!
Adult Books / February 16, 2017

Check out the cover reveal for debut author KC Cullen’s A Dance With Angels. Organized by Itching for Books. Also, be sure to enter the Rafflecopter at the end of this posting for the opportunity to WIN a $20. Gift Card! This looks like it could be a little “spicy”! It is your “call”… Release date: February 28th 2017! Genre: Contemporary Romance Synopsis via Goodreads: Since she was a little girl, Kyra Byrne sacrificed everything for her dream to be a prima ballerina, braving broken toes and scheming rivals. Now the dream is finally within reach: she’s a soloist at a prestigious Boston company, her tumultuous past safely behind her.   But all that is put at risk when the company brings in a new choreographer, the smoldering Damien Delacroix with the sexy accent, rebellious tattoos, rippling abs, and scandalous reputation, a man who’s ruined as many careers as he’s built up. And the moment he walks into the studio, Damien only has eyes for Kyra.   Against the wishes of everyone from Kyra’s boss to the drama-queen prima, he casts Kyra as the lead in his new ballet. This could be the break she needed so badly—or it could be her ruin when…

Book Tour & Awesome International Giveaway for UNDER GEMINI by Linda Hope ! (ends 2/21/17)
Adult Books / February 16, 2017

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Under Gemini by Linda Hope Lee Adult Romantic Suspene Paperback & ebook, 234 Pages February 8th 2017 by The Wild Rose Press, Inc. Reeling from the deaths of her ex-husband and their nine-year-old daughter, Meg Evans suspects foul play in the mysterious auto accident. Clues lead her to Gemini Island, where she goes undercover cataloging Northwest Indian artifacts while conducting her own investigation. She doesn’t count on having to work with the enigmatic and handsome Eric Richards. Artifact expert Eric has hidden reasons for coming to Gemini, and he doesn’t relish working with anyone who might thwart his search for answers. Will they keep their true identities and their missions hidden? Or can they learn to trust each other and together discover Gemini’s terrible secret? Goodreads│Amazon│Barnes & Noble│WRP Book Review by Vickie: This was an enjoyable book.  I liked the suspense throughout the story.  It was good to capture and hold one’s attention. The characters were all believable and fun to follow.  They were developed well and I could picture myself there with them. The title fit the story well. I would recommend this book to other readers. I would give it a literary rating…

Me Tarzan – You Jane blog tour & Fantastic Goveaway! (ends 2/23/17)
Adult Books / February 14, 2017

Welcome to this entertaining Book Tour and Giveaway! Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting. Me Tarzan — You Jane  by Camelia Miron Skiba Publication date: December 6th 2014 Genres: New Adult, Romance 2015 DREAMS Awards Finalist 2015 RONE Award Finalist Moving on doesn’t always have to mean goodbye. Widowed makeup artist Jane Sullivan is more comfortable keeping her husband’s memory alive than dating a pool full of sharks. Ella, her 4 year-old daughter, is her whole world. When Jane meets Lucas Oliver, famous cover model, it’s hate at first sight. His playboy persona rubs her the wrong way. Accustomed to every woman fawning over him, Lucas is drawn to the shy, uncompromising single mom and completely melts at the sight of Ella. He is determined to convince Jane that sometimes a second chance can mend a broken heart. Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble Guest Post from Camelia Miron Skiba: Thank you so much for hosting the virtual tour for my latest novel titled Me Tarzan—You Jane. I’m thrilled to be your guest and discuss with you and your readers about how to make characters believable. Let’s fill up our cups with coffee…

Autumn’s Dance Blitz & International Giveaway! (ends 2/23/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / February 14, 2017

This sounds like a captivating new novel! Be sure to enter the Giveaway by using the Rafflecopter at the end of this posting. Autumn’s Dance  by Sarah Gai Publication date: February 14th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance “A story that captures your heart and continues you thinking about it long after you fall asleep.” Autumn Nash lives a nomadic existence with her harvest-travelling father, except every summer when they return to one place like clockwork…Ligonier, PA. But this season, Autumn meets a young man who changes her world and makes her long for more. Eric Foster has been sent to stay the summer in Ligonier with his grandfather in hopes of altering his path as his life spirals downward. His direction changes the moment he sees Autumn; he knows his very reason for breathing is solely to be with her. When Autumn is ripped away from Ligonier, she leaves Eric confused and devastated that their time is over. Both teens struggle through the years gone by without the other. Will Autumn ever see the boy who changed her life again? Will Eric wait for her? Will Autumn ever make it back to Ligonier? And what will happen when buried…

Keep Calm, Hop On Giveaway Hop! (ends 2/28/17)

I am so pleased to be a part of this Giveaway Hop presented by… MamatheFox  www.mamathefox.com, The Kids Did It http://thekidsdidit.com/ and The Mommy Island http://themommyisland.blogspot.com. *Disclaimer: MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.  I have two books to Giveaway, I am excited to introduce, along with their authors! This first one is provided by the author and Carol Hoenig, Publishing Consultant Inc. –  http://www.carolhoenig.com/ . (It will also be a part of my upcoming Blogversary!)   The Path of the Wind by James A. Misko Paperback, 320 pages Expected publication: April 4th 2017 by Square One Publishers ISBN 075700444X (ISBN13: 9780757004445) Synopsis per Goodreads: Miles Foster is a newly minted teacher who dreams of getting a teaching job in the highly respected and financially stable Portland, Oregon school system where everything is available, and where he and his wife call home. But the only opening for his talents is in a remote lumber mill town in central Oregon, two hundred miles away. It is a poor school with forty students, a Miles Foster is a newly minted teacher who dreams of getting a teaching job in the highly respected and financially…

Romance is in the Air Giveaway Hop! (Ends 2/27/17)

I am happy to announce two more Blog Hop Giveaways starting Today! This one is presented by the awesome Book Hounds Blog! I have two wonderful books offered Internationally for this Giveaway and a BONUS Kids book for U.S./Can. Residents! This first one is being donated by Author, Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen! ( There will be more from her on my blog soon. Drop by often.) You have the opportunity of Winning her exciting new Romance/Suspense novel, released this month, One Fell Down! I will be reviewing it soon!  One Fell Down by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen Paperback, 255 pages Published February 1st 2017 by Covenant Communications ISBN139781524402358 SYNOPSIS per Goodreads: When Mikaela York opens an anonymous blue sympathy card with the nursery rhyme “Jack and Jill” written inside, she doesn’t know what to make of it. But soon after, Mikaela and her fiancé are in a tragic car accident, resulting in her husband-to-be’s death. Then when Mikaela’s grandmother loses her life in a hiking accident one year later, an old man gives Mikaela another m When Mikaela York opens an anonymous blue sympathy card with the nursery rhyme “Jack and Jill” written inside, she doesn’t know what to make of it. But…

RELEASE CELEBRATION BLITZ & GIVEAWAY: Royal Design by Sariah Wilson! (ends 2/17/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / February 13, 2017

< On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Release Celebration for Royal Design By Sariah Wilson ROYAL DESIGN is releasing as a Kindle in Motion ebook. Go to Amazon to see a preview of some of the special video features included. It’s so fun! And in case you need a teaser, here is one of the heroine, Bellamy Sullivan: Learn more below and enter the fabulous giveaway… Royal Design (The Royals of Monterra Novella) by Sariah Wilson Contemporary Romance ebook, 217 pages February 17th 2017 by Montlake Romance Bellamy Sullivan’s life is hardly regal. She’s a waitress from Ohio who’s been on her own since she was sixteen, working several jobs while her dreams of being a fashion designer stay just that. But everything changes when PR maven and soon-to-be-royal Lemon Beauchamp drops in to announce that Bellamy is a princess. Unfortunately, Bellamy’s newly assigned bodyguard is the last man she wants to see. A year ago, the royal family of Monterra tasked Enzo Rannalli with confirming Bellamy’s heritage, which meant he had to get very close to her. Enzo got the confirmation he needed, but he didn’t expect their connection to be so meaningful. And he didn’t expect his sudden departure to break…

Breach of Trust Blog Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 2/17/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / February 13, 2017

This a poignant tale which should be equally enjoyable to both genders!  Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting. This book Tour and Giveaway is presented by Covenant Communications Breach of Trust by Kathi Oram Peterson 232 pages Published February 1st 2017 by Covenant Communications  Synopsis : Lieutenant Commander Cooper Lane has so much to live for. With a loving husband and beautiful baby girl waiting for her back home, she is anxious to finish her mission in Afghanistan and return to her family. But in a split second, her world shatters. Her helicopter is going down in that hostile country, and there will be no survivors. Four Years Later . . . On a covert mi Lieutenant Commander Cooper Lane has so much to live for. With a loving husband and beautiful baby girl waiting for her back home, she is anxious to finish her mission in Afghanistan and return to her family. But in a split second, her world shatters. Her helicopter is going down in that hostile country, and there will be no survivors. Four Years Later . . . On a covert mission in an Afghan village, Navy SEAL Axe Talbot…

GRAND FINALE BLITZ & GIVEAWY: A Cowboy to Keep by Karen Rock !(ends 2/14/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / February 10, 2017

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Book Tour Grand Finale for A Cowboy to Keep By Karen Rock We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out… Launch – Note from the Author Best of all, this novel is the prequel to my ROCKY MOUNTAIN COWBOYS series that starts November 1, 2017. THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN COWBOY series chronicles the lives and loves of Jack’s ranching family, the Cades (hot-tempered, passionate rough-riding rebels) and their neighbors, the Lovelands, (laconic, stubborn, gritty loners), with whom they’ve feuded for over a hundred years. They are loyal, strong and determined cowboys who work hard, play harder and love forever. I know you’ll fall in love with them as much as I have! Christy’s Cozy Corners – Dani’s 10 Tips to Running a Dude Ranch Howdy all! Dani Crawford, stable manager at the Mountain Sky Dude Ranch outside of Denver, Colorado has learned a lot on the job and she’s ready to share her tips to running a dude ranch… 1. Carefully plan your horse line-up. Keep horses that don’t like each other apart, pair the right horse with the right human and always put the gassy horse…