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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BEAR WITH ME! I DO APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!

HI, ALL! I AM SORRY ABOUT THE LACK OF POSTING AND GIVEAWAYS TODAY. I HAD OE TOUR/GIVAWAY CANCEL, AND AN INTERVIEW/GIVEAWAY FAIL BECAUSE OF TECHNICAL PROBLEMS. I AM BUILDING A NEW SITE WHICH WILL TAKE A FEW MORE MONTHS BECUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF ARCHIVES I MUST TRANSFER FIRST ONTO WORD DOCUMENTS. THE NEW SITE WILL BE “BIGGER AND BETTER”! I HAVE A FEW AWSOME AUTHORS I AM INTERVIEWING AND WITH SOME EQUALLY AWESOME GIVEAWAYS TO HELP CELEBRATE THIS 4TH BLOGVERSARY MONTH. IN TWO DAYS, THERE WILL BE ANOTHER BLOG HOP! YAY! I KNOW MY SITE DOES NOT LOOK VERY APPEALING NOW, BUT “HANG IN THERE”, PLEASE! I PROMIE IT WILL. MY INTERVIEWS AND VIDEO RECORDINGS WILL IMPROVE AS I LEARN. I LOVE FACE TO FACE CONVERSATIONS. IT MAKES THE INDIVIDUALS MORE “REAL”! NOT, ALL FEEL BRAVE ENOUGH, OR FOR OTHER REASONS, TO HAVE A LIVE RECORDING, BUT WRITTEN INERVIEWS ARE FUN, ALSO…ISN’T USING IMAGINATION A BIG PARY OF THE LITERARY WORLD? THANK ALL OF YOU FOR BEARING WITH ME THROUGH MY TRIALS. PLEASE, “HOLD ON” FOR A LITTLE LONGER. WITH A HUGE THANK YOU! LU ANN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Twilight at Blueberry Barrens by Colleen Coble Book Review y LAWonder10!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 8, 2017

  Twilight at Blueberry Barrens (Sunset Cove #3)  by Colleen Coble Paperback, 352 pages Published September 20th 2016 by Thomas Nelson (first published September 2016) 1401690300 (ISBN13:9781401690304 USA TODAY Bestseller! “I need you to keep these girls safe . . .” Kate Mason has devoted herself to caring for her family’s blueberry barrens. But after her fields stop producing fruit, she’s forced to come up with alternative ways to make a living. Renting out the small cottage on her property seems an obvious choice, but it won’t be enough. When entrepreneur Drake Newham sh USA TODAY Bestseller! “I need you to keep these girls safe . . .” Kate Mason has devoted herself to caring for her family’s blueberry barrens. But after her fields stop producing fruit, she’s forced to come up with alternative ways to make a living. Renting out the small cottage on her property seems an obvious choice, but it won’t be enough. When entrepreneur Drake Newham shows up looking not only for a place to rent but also for a nanny for his two nieces, it’s almost too good to be true. And maybe it is—because Drake brings with him dangerous questions about who might be…

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

This is Highlights of the upcoming Book Tour! If you haven’t read the earlier Someone Else’s Fairytale series, you are really missing a FUN Contemporary Romance which is clean, but will make you want to “swoon”. Whatever After by E.M. Tippetts is live! Read an excerpt below! Whatever After (Someone Else’s Fairytale #5) by E.M. Tippetts NA Contemporary Romance Blurb: Chloe’s got it all: a happy marriage to Hollywood A-lister, Jason Vanderholt, her first child on the way, and the chance to be the maid-of-honor in her best friend, Lori’s, upcoming wedding. The stresses of the past year are behind her… almost. Chris Winters, Chloe’s half-brother, still isn’t in jail, even though he’s the main suspect in a double homicide. The police don’t have enough hard evidence to charge him with the crime, but Chloe is certain it was him. After all, he tried to kill her when she was a child. When Chris begins to stalk Lori, Chloe is furious and decides it is past time he was locked up for good. She has the best security team money can buy, yet she knows they’re missing something, and mistakes in this business can be deadly. The deeper she digs, though, the less…

PLEASE BEAR WITH ME!

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

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

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

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

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

Meet Publicist, Scott Lorenz! Interview with Shauna!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GRAND FINALE BLITZ & GIVEAWAY!
Adult Books / April 28, 2017

Book Tour Grand Finale for Crossing in Time By D.L. Orton 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 and grab ebook copies of the series on SALE while you can… Launch – Note from the Author Love is the most powerful force known to mankind. It wrecks kings, destroys barriers, makes us risk everything for a few stolen moments. . . . And all of this makes for a great story. Reading for the Stars and Moon – What are your favorite sci-fi books and movies? I can never seem to remember book titles, and I struggle to recall all the plot twists, but the good characters stick with you. They teach you, change you, become a part of you. I aspire to that with my own writing. Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’ – Crossing In Time (Excerpt #1) The chubby gun trader shifts his weight and looks up at me, one eye squeezed shut. “What sort of rearm you lookin’ to purchase, ma’am?” He’s enthroned on a maroon chintz armchair in front of a burned-out Walmart. “Handgun,” I say. “Something easy to aim and shoot.”…

‘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…

 ‘Deathbringer’ by Tamara Grantham blitz & Giveaway! (ends 5/4/17)
Adult Books / April 27, 2017

‘Deathbringer’  by Tamara Grantham (Fairy World M.D., Olive Kennedy) Published by: Crimson Tree Publishing Publication date: April 25th 2017 Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance Some heroes are fated to save the world. Others are meant to destroy it… Olive Kennedy is all about positive thinking. She’s been stuck on Earth for the past four months, waiting for the spring equinox to arrive so she can return to Fairy World — but she’s staying positive. She’s hopeful she’ll once again see her handsome Viking fiancé who’s waiting for her. She’s optimistic that her mission to reclaim the sword of Dracon — a sword of King Arthur fame and the only weapon capable of killing Theht — won’t result in death and destruction. And then there’s the small matter of an asteroid that’s been ripped out of its orbit and is hurtling toward Earth…no biggie. One last thing — she’s fated to destroy the world. To stop that prophecy from being fulfilled, she may have to sacrifice the one person she loves the most. Good thing she’s staying positive. Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo EXCERPT: I stood and crossed to my bedroom, then grabbed my backpack and…

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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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…

 THE SKY THRONE Blog Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway!
Adult Books / April 17, 2017

All Sci-Fy Fans, “Check This Out” Title: THE SKY THRONE Author: Chris Ledbetter Pub. Date: April 18, 2017 Publisher: Month9Books Format: Paperback, eBook Pages: 292 Duality dwells at every turn, and an adolescent Zeus will learn that all too well when Hyperion attacks his family on Crete. When the dust settles, his mother is unconscious and his best friend left for dead. Stacking epic insult upon fatal injury, Zeus discovers the woman who raised him is not his biological mother. But to ensure her safety while she recovers, a heavy-hearted Zeus leaves her behind to seek answers at Mount Olympus Preparatory Academia. Zeus embarks on a quest to discover who ordered the attack on his home, avenge the death of his friend, and find his birth mother. When some of his new schoolmates vanish, Zeus’s quest is turned upside down, and the only way to make things right is to access the power of The Sky Throne, confront a most dangerous enemy, and take his life back. On his way to becoming king of the Greek gods, Zeus will learn to seize power, neutralize his enemies, and fall in love. Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | TBD | iBooks “Destined to have…

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…

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…

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 / 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 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 the murderer’s motive…

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…