“How to Become a Pirate Hunter” Blog Tour!
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / March 26, 2017

How to Become a Pirate Hunter by Marty Reeder Paperback, 208 pages Published March 1st 2017 by Sweetwater Books ISBN: 1462119808 (ISBN13: 9781462119806 Not everyone is special. Or at least that’s what Eric believes. But when the new girl Charlotte tells him he’s a natural at hunting pirates, and offers to prove it, Eric can’t resist the adventure. Thrown in the middle of the Spanish Main, Eric must quickly accept his skills, or else succumb to the horrors of the dreaded Willard Pirate Twins. Amazon | KOBO | Barnes & Nobles |Books & Things e-copy | MY REVIEW: Have you ever doubted yourself? Do you feel you don’t really have any notable talents? Do you struggle with school assignments? Then this book is for you! This is a story about a young man who dreaded talking to his counselor or anyone else who asked about his future goals…he had none! At school one day, he was rescued from a chalk board assignment, to give a new student  tour of the school so she would know where her classes and lunch area were. She was an unusual girl and actually seemed to like him. Through trust in his new friend overcame his skepticism,…

SUMMONER RISING by Melanie McFarlane Release Day Celebration w/Giveaway! [(U.S.) ends 3/28/17]
Young Adult Books / March 25, 2017

I am pleased to be a part of the Release Day Celebration for  SUMMONER RISING by Melanie McFarlane and that I get to share the news! For those who enjoy being terrified, this is the book series for you!  Attention: All U.S. Residents, Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting! If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Malanie McFarlane, be sure to check out all the details below. This blitz also includes a giveaway for a DVD of THE CRAFT, US Only courtesy of Month9Books. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post. About The Book: Title: SUMMONER RISING Author: Melanie McFarlane Pub. Date: March 28, 2017 Publisher: Month9Books Format: Paperback, eBook  Pages: 300 Excerpt from, The Book of Summoning: Law One: A summoner is responsible for all creatures it lets through from the netherworld.   Dacie Cantar wishes someone had explained the Laws of Summoning to her before she watched a shadowy creature crawl out of a painting at the local arcade. At least it explains the strange things she’s witnessed since moving in with her great-aunt, after her mother’s untimely death. But who wants…

The Supernatural Pet Sitter Blitz & International Giveaway! (ends 3/30/17)
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / March 22, 2017

This is a sure “Winner” for Teens and Pre-Teens! Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting! The Supernatural Pet Sitter (The Magic Thief, #1) by Diane Moat Publication date: March 5th 2017 Genres: Fantasy, Middle-Grade Every animal can talk to you. You just have to know how to listen. Pepper Neely is better at this than most, especially because she is in charge of pet sitting all the familiars in her neighborhood. A familiar is a pet magically linked to a witch or warlock. As a gnome, Pepper is no stranger to spells and sorcery. She also knows that, despite their special name, familiars aren’t all that different from regular animals. They get anxious when separated from their people, so Pepper uses her special gnome powers to calm them down. She watches Cranky the high-strung ferret, Frank the laid-back parrot, King Arthur the elderly tortoise, and many others. Then, something terrible begins happening to the familiars. Someone is stealing their magic! It not only prevents Pepper from communicating with them but breaks their magical connection with their people. When King Arthur’s magic is stolen, his owner’s powers stop working too. Pepper can sense that the tortoise…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Operation Prom Date Book Tour & Givaway! (ends 3/24/17)
Young Adult Books / March 16, 2017

            Operation Prom Date (Tactics in Dating #1) by Cindi Madsen Publication Date: March 13, 2017 Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush Kate ships tons of fictional couples, but IRL her OTP is her and Mick, the hot quarterback she’s crushed on since, like, forever. With only one semester left of senior year, it’s now or never if she wants to land him in time for prom. Since she’s flirtationally challenged, she enlists Cooper Callihan, the guy who turned popular seemingly overnight but who used to be a good friend. Cooper lives and breathes rowing, but his partner just broke his wrist. When he remembers Kate’s good with a set of oars, he strikes a deal: help him train, and he’ll make sure her crush notices her. Only he didn’t know how addicting spending time with her would be. Or how the more successful the Operation is, the more jealousy he experiences. The mission has been set. The troops have their marching orders. But what if the target is the wrong guy all along? Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains stargazing, accidental swimming, and poker swindling. This kissing practice will melt your ereader…and give you a…

Proof of Lies (Anastasia Phoenix, #1) by Diana Rodriguez Wallach blog tour & Giveaway! (ends 3/20/17)
Young Adult Books / March 16, 2017

BE SURE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY AT THE END OF THIS POSTING! Proof of Lies (Anastasia Phoenix, #1) by Diana Rodriguez Wallach Published by Entangled Teen |Published on March 7th, 2017 Genre: YA Contemporary/Mystery Some secrets are best kept hidden… Anastasia Phoenix has always been the odd girl out, whether moving from city to international city with her scientist parents or being the black belt who speaks four languages. And most definitely as the orphan whose sister is missing, presumed dead. She’s the only one who believes Keira is still alive, and when new evidence surfaces, Anastasia sets out to follow the trail—and lands in the middle of a massive conspiracy. Now she isn’t sure who she can trust. At her side is Marcus, the bad boy with a sexy accent who’s as secretive as she is. He may have followed her to Rome to help, but something about him seems too good to be true. Nothing is as it appears, and when everything she’s ever known is revealed to be a lie, Anastasia has to believe in one impossibility. She will find her sister. Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28143051-proof-of-lies?ac=1&from_search=true Entangled Publishing: https://entangledpublishing.com/index.php/proof-of-lies.html Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Proof-Lies-Diana-Rodriguez-Wallach/dp/1633756084 B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/proof-of-lies-diana-rodriguez-wallach/1124230937?type=eBook Playlist: Check out the Proof of…

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

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

Songs and Fins by B. Kristin McMichael Blitz & Giveaway! ([U.S.]ends 3/23.17)
Young Adult Books / March 15, 2017

This is a novel not only for YA! It is surely a nice “twist” to every day stories. U.S. residents, be sure to enter this awesome Giveaway! Songs and Fins B. Kristin McMichael (The Merworld Trilogy, #2) Published by: Lexia Press Publication date: March 14th 2017 Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult Whitney was amazed she finally had a boyfriend, and was prepared for a new life with him in the siren night human world. And the fact he was a lead singer in a rock band in his free time wasn’t bad, either. Too bad having a boyfriend didn’t mean she was going to see him, as his father’s punishment included separating them. Whitney is certain she can handle it, but sure enough, that isn’t the only wrench thrown into her new life. There’s a new threat in town, a scarier one than the backstabbing siren clan she’s part of now. They are night human hunters, and Whitney is an outlawed night human breed. Could her luck get any better? Quiet and peaceful would be ideal, but that’s not what she’s about to get. Goodreads / Amazon EXCERPT: From WATER AND BLOOD: How it all began….. The splashing in the pool…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Daybreak by Cheree Alsop Blitz & Giveaway! (U.S/Can. ends 3/16/17)
Young Adult Books / March 8, 2017

This is a unique Sci-fi for YA. Read about it below. Don’t forget to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting. Daybreak (Girl from the Stars #1) Cheree Alsop Publication date: October 7th 2015 Genres: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Young Adult Liora Day, half-human, half mess-with-her-and-you’ll-die Damaclan, had been thrown onto a rough path at a very early age. But when she is broken out of a cage by Devren, the young captain of the SS Kratos, she is shown that perhaps humanity does have a heart. The Kratos is set on a mission to rescue fallen surveyors from the Revolutionaries, and Liora is given the choice to follow her Damaclan instincts, or trust Devren’s dark eyes and captivating smile that promise an adventure unlike any she has ever experienced. Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo 99 cents for a limited time only! EXCERPT: Liora twisted the bent end inward until she felt the teeth slide free. She slipped the bar from the handcuff and let it fall off her wrist. In two more seconds, the other cuff was on the floor. The lock of her cage proved to be more difficult. Luckily,…

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

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

Illusionary by Desiree Cover Reveal & Giveaway!
Uncategorized , Young Adult Books / March 7, 2017

This appears to be an exciting YA series , especially with the female population! Be sure to enter the Giveaway with the Rafflecopter at the end of this posting.! Illusionary by Desiree Williams Publication date: April 4th 2017 Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult Dorothy got sucked into a tornado. Alice fell down a hole. Wendy flew to Neverland. Kamryn? She tripped down the stairs. Now, Kamryn Kensington finds herself in a strange new world. Within minutes of her arrival, she dodges an archer’s arrow and avoids getting sliced up by a cosplay reject holding a dagger to her throat. And that’s before the storyteller’s breath brings stories to life. Home is the mission—to return to her family and pursue her life’s dream of art and travel. Yet the longer she’s in the Land of Ur, the harder it is not to feel for the people she meets. Even her artistic side can’t help but breathe in the beautiful wonder and magic of this new world. So when the Oracle hands her a different quest, she takes it on the condition he sends her home afterward. No one thought to warn her of a jealous queen and her dragon minions. Or…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Welcome to the Your Lucky Day Giveaway Hop brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers! Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway I have for three great books, then be sure to continue “Hopping” along to the other blog sites! Hosted By: Mama Smith’s & Women and Their Pretties Co-Hosted By: Everyday Life Each giveaway has a value of a minimum of $15, however some are worth much more. Be sure to enter to win all of them because there is no limit to how many you can win. GOOD LUCK! The First is an exciting first book of a new series for older elementary age and YA youth! I predict it will be a HUGE “HIT” with all who reads it! This book is being graciously donated by the author and Cedar Fort Publishing.http://blog.cedarfort.com/ Dragonkyn by Nathan Smith Jones Sweetwater: 97814621197831462119786 Pub Date: 2/1/2017 On Sale Date: 2/14/2017 $14.99/$16.99 Can. Paperback: 224 Pages Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy YAF019010 /5.5inW | 8.5inH   Summary Marc used to think he was pretty ordinary, but he also used to think ice cream trucks didn’t sell ice cream and dragons were just fairy tales. Now he knows better. With skin that can’t be burned…

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

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

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

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

Kong- Skull Island Fantastic Giveaway! (ends 3/17/17)

You will not want to miss this Giveaway opportunity!   Kong: Skull Island hits theaters everywhere March 10, 2017 – that’s next week! To help celebrate this movie The Hopping Bloggers have teamed up to give one lucky reader an awesome prize pack worth over $60! Included in this package is: King Kong Blu-ray The Art of Kong: Skull Island King Kong Super Sized Funko Pop About Kong: Skull Island Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Kong: Skull Island” reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings of Summer”). In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific – as beautiful as it is treacherous – unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong. “Kong: Skull Island” stars Tom Hiddleston (“The Avengers,” “Thor: The Dark World”), Samuel L. Jackson (“The Hateful Eight,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”), Oscar winner Brie Larson (“Room,” “Trainwreck”), John Goodman (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Argo”) and John C. Reilly (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Step Brothers”). The legendary Kong is being brought to life at a whole new scale by Industrial Light &…

Shattering Truths Blitz Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 3/9/17)
Young Adult Books / March 1, 2017

For all YA Suspense fans, this is a series you won’t want to miss! Shattering Truths (Deadly Veils, #1) by Kyrian Lyndon Publication date: January 30th 2017 Genres: Suspense, Young Adult She was left fighting her demons alone . . . For sixteen-year-old Danielle DeCorso, the old house in Glastonbury was an eerie place to grow up. Coping with mental health challenges exacerbated by a traumatic family dynamic, Danielle watches from the window for two men in a dusty black sedan who keep circling the house and harassing her with phone calls. The two predators drugged her and her cousin, Angie, and then lured them from Pleasure Beach in Bridgeport to a secluded cottage on Long Beach West. She remembers feeling dizzy, the room spinning. She recalls screaming, crying, fighting, and then slipping in and out of consciousness. Angie, however, has no recollection of the incident. When Danielle attempts to jog Angie’s memory and convince their best friend, Farran, that the two strangers had victimized them, no one seems to believe her. Alone in her pain, Danielle remains guarded, obsessed, and withdrawn. Soon she is sinking deeper into a tumultuous world of adolescent isolation and change. Grief, guilt, and anger…

Bluff by Julie Dill Book Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 2/16/17)
Young Adult Books / February 28, 2017

This is an intriguing tale! YA will find this an entertaining read! Bluff  by Julie Dill Publication date: February 7th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Seventeen-year-old Chelsea Knowles is surrounded by the privileged. Michael Kors gym bags and designer shoes are part of her daily scene, but the talented cheerleader has a secret: she and her dad can barely pay the bills. Broken by his wife walking out on their family, Chelsea’s father ignores his responsibilities. Between cheer costs, grocery bills, electricity, and other regular financial burdens, it’s no surprise when a cut-off notice arrives in the mail. Chelsea knows it’ll be up to her to keep the lights on. With the deck stacked against her, Chelsea decides to bet their future on the dubious poker knowledge she learned from her father before he gave up on parenting. Nervous but determined, Chelsea heads to a casino with very little security and wins big. Thrilled by her win, she’s quickly drawn to the casino again and again. She risks it all, especially when the attractive, young pit boss takes an interest in her. Chelsea’s life, no longer filled with cheerleading, school, and hanging out with her friends, is now consumed by smoky…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dragonkyn By Nathan Smith Jones Book Tour!
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / February 25, 2017

This is a fantastic series your young adult or older elementary child will love! Read about this book and , also, my review! This Book Tour is presented by… About the book: Marc used to think he was pretty ordinary, but he also used to think ice cream trucks didn’t sell ice cream and dragons were just fairy tales. Now he knows better. With skin that can’t be burned and strange powers he can’t explain, Marc soon discovers the truth: he is part dragon. And as he joins his fellow dragonkyn, his closest friends could quickly become his greatest enemies. Book Depository:https://www.bookdepository.com/Dragonkyn-Nathan-Smith-Jones/9781462119783 MY REVIEW: This is an amazingly entertaining series youth will love! While the story gradually builds momentum, establishing the foundation, it does so in a manner which keeps the reader interested. By the time the tale’s pinnacle is reached, the reader is “hooked” and ready for more! This epic is certain to become a teen favorite! Marc is a devoted son to his single mom. He is “from the wrong side of the tracks” so has only one close friend who is not socially accepted in school, either. He avoids bullies by keeping to himself and not doing…

The Piper’s Price by Audrey Greathouse blitz & International giveaway! (ends 3/2/17)
Young Adult Books / February 24, 2017

This looks like a great MG & YA series! The Piper’s Price (The Neverland Wars #2) by Audrey Greathouse Published by: Clean Reads Publishing | Publication date: February 21st 2017 Genres: Fairy Tales, Retelling, Young Adult Peter is plotting his retaliation against the latest bombing. Neverland needs an army, and Peter Pan is certain children will join him once they know what is at stake. The lost boys and girls are planning an invasion in suburbia to recruit, but in order to deliver their message, they will need the help of an old and dangerous associate—the infamous Pied Piper. Hunting him down will require a spy in in the real world, and Gwen soon finds herself in charge of locating the Piper and cutting an uncertain deal with him. She isn’t sure if Peter trusts her that much, or if he’s just trying to keep her away from him in Neverland. Are they friends, or just allies? But Peter might not even matter now that she’s nearly home and meeting with Jay again. The Piper isn’t the only one hiding from the adults’ war on magic though, and when Gwen goes back to reality, she’ll have to confront one of…

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

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

Magician’s Workshop by Christopher Hansen & J.R. Fehr ​Book Tour.
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / February 24, 2017

Welcome to this Book Tour Spotlight for The Magician’s Workshop One and Two! About the Books: The Magician’s Workshop, Volume One Authors: Christopher Hansen, J.R. Fehr Published by: Wondertale, California Publication Date: November 8, 2016 ISBN: 1-945353-11-2 ASIN: B01MQGHGBH Genre: Coming of Age, Fantasy, Magic Ages: 12 and up. Length: 85,000 words / 290 pages Book Links: Amazon * Goodreads Synopsis: Everyone in the islands of O’Ceea has a magical ability: whatever they imagine can be brought into existence. Whoever becomes a master over these powers is granted the title of magician and is given fame, power, riches, and glory. This volume of books follows the journey of a group of kids as they strive to rise to the top and become members of the Magician’s Workshop. Layauna desperately wants to create beautiful things with her magical powers, but all she can seem to do is make horrible, savage monsters. For years she has tried to hide her creations, but when her power is at last discovered by a great magician, she realizes that what she’s tried to hide might actually be of tremendous value. Kai just wants to use his powers to have fun and play with his friends. Unfortunately, nearly…

SHERLOCK BONES Series by Jennifer M. Eaton Release Day Celebration & Giveaway!
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / February 21, 2017

 I am so excited that the SHERLOCK BONES series by Lauren Baratz-Logsted releases today and that I get to share the news! If you haven’t yet heard about these wonderful books by Author Lauren Baratz-Logsted, be sure to check out all the details below. This blitz also includes a giveaway for a pair of Great Dane socks and Dog or Cat treats for your Fur Babies, US Only ourtesy of Month9Books. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.  Title: THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK BONES: DOGGONE Author: Lauren Baratz-Logsted Pub. Date: February 21, 2017 Publisher: Month9Books Format: Hardcover, eBook Pages: 150 The Adventures of Sherlock Bones turns snooping on its floppy ear when one day, Dr. Jane Catson, a surgeon injured in the Cat Wars has an afternoon nap interrupted by a most unusual occurrence.   On the front lawn of her home, rather loud footsteps disturb her peace as Sherlock Bones, a Great Dane in a deerstalker claiming to be the greatest detective in the world arrives.   After a quick critical examination of the intrusive dog whose enormous body blocks the entire sun from view, Catson has her doubts….

Check out my Review & Spotlight of National Geographic’s Our Country’s Presidents !
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / February 20, 2017

Happy President’s Day! My Review An Incomparable Guide to the 44 U.S. Presidents and the President-Elect & Much More Information! Product Details Age Range: 10 and up Grade Level: 5 and up Hardcover: 224 pages Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books (January 10, 2017) Language: English ISBN-10: 1426326858 ISBN-13: 978-1426326851 Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.8 x 11.2 inches Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies) National Geographic’s Our Country’s Presidents (ages 10+, hardcover, $24.99, January 2017) is released every four years just in time for the inauguration and this year — as unusual as it was politically — was no different.  Ann Bausum and the Nat Geo Kids Books editors raced to complete this latest edition which profiles the 44 individuals who have served as President, plus includes extensive coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign as well as America’s newest commander in chief.  The teamwork and coordination behind creating this book is remarkable, but the results prove that it is well worth the effort. Our Country’s Presidents has become THE gold standard as the most complete encyclopedia of the U.S. Presidency available.  This edition is fully up to date, featuring spreads that will fascinate the budding historian as well as the pop…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weddings, Crushes and-Other Dramas Boook Tour Spotlight & Giveway! (ends 2/17/17)
Young Adult Books / February 14, 2017

Welcome to this Book Tour for… WEDDINGS, CRUSHES, AND OTHER DRAMAS (CREATIVE HEARTS #6, WILLA & FINN #2) BY EMILY MCKAY BLOG TOUR – DIGITAL ASSETS     Weddings, Crushes, and Other Dramas (Creative HeArts #6, Willa & Finn #2) by Emily McKay Publication Date: February 13, 2017 Publisher:  Entangled Teen Crush Falling in love with the best man wasn’t on the program. Willa is happy to be the maid of honor in her dad’s upcoming wedding to uber-celeb Mia McCain. Not as happy about the best man being her soon-to-be stepbrother, the infuriating—and infuriatingly gorgeous—Finn McCain. Every time their paths cross, the attraction simmering between them grows a little harder to ignore. Willa knows all about guys like Finn—they only want what they can’t have. What’s between them isn’t real. Finn has never felt anything more real than what’s developing between him and Willa. Sure, her dad warned him to steer clear, but it’s not just about forbidden temptation. He’s determined to prove to Willa he’s not going anywhere—and that happily-ever-after will always be worth the risk. Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a wedding so crazy it’ll make you laugh, a stepbrother so hot he’ll make you…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

M9B Friday Reveal Assets & Giveaway! : THE MAGNIFICENT GLASS GLOBE by N.R. Bergeson (ends 2/16/17)
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / February 10, 2017

Today N.R. Bergeson and Month9Books are revealing the cover and first chapter for THE MAGNIFICENT GLASS GLOBE which releases April 4, 2017! Check out the gorgeous cover and enter to be one of the first readers to receive a eGalley!!  A quick note from the author:  I keep a map in my hallway with pins marking every place I’ve ever lived or visited. As of today, I’ve lived in seven different countries, and visited 65. As I stared at that map one day, contemplating where I’d go next, the idea for The Magnificent Glass Globe came to me. Not only do I wish I had a magic globe of my own, but I wish that everybody would take advantage of modern opportunities to expand their horizons, gaining a deeper understanding of the wider world we live in. So many of the problems we face in this world are the product of different groups of people who don’t understand one another. Well, there’s no better way to solve that problem than to go where others live and getting to know them in their world. My hope is that the Glass Globe will continue to take kids around the world, giving them…

EMBERS IN THE SEA Blog Tour & Giveaway! (ends 2/13/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / February 9, 2017

This certainly sounds like an intriguing series!  Be Sure to enter the Giveaway at the nd of this posting! This Book Tour & Giveaway is presented by Month9Books Title: EMBERS IN THE SEA (Fire in The Woods #3) Author: JenniferM. Eaton Pub.     Date: January 31, 2017     Publisher: Month9Books Format: Paperback, eBook      Pages: 300 Synopsis” Alien scientist David has dealt with disappointment his entire life, but failing to breathe life into the planet Mars is his greatest regret. Out of options and in need of a new home for their people, the alien Caretakers rekindle their plan to inhabit Earth. First they will have to eliminate the human race, including Jess, the only human David holds dear. Humanity has one final chance at survival. David needs to emulate Earth’s precipitation on Mars. But the catalyst to make it rain lies in the fathomless depths of Earth’s ocean. The clock is ticking down to humanity’s last hours as Jess and David face a world more alien than either of them can imagine. The sea hides secrets, but some secrets don’t want to be found. Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | TBD Optional Info:  Title: FIRE IN THE WOODS (Fire In The Woods #1) Author: Jennifer…

Dream Horse Adventures Book Blast & Giveaway! (ends 2/22/17 )
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / February 8, 2017

We are happy to join with BeachBoundBooks who is presenting this Book Blast for the children’s book series Dream Horse Adventures written by Susan Count. The blast from February 7 – 9, 2017.  About the Books Title: Mary’s Song (Dream Horse Adventure Book 1) Author: Susan Count Genre: Children’s Fiction Number of Pages: 122 Publisher: Hastings Creations Group Release Date: October 20, 2016 Book Description: Mary’s heart breaks over the pending destruction of a beautiful, but damaged filly. When life is not fair, the courageous challenge the obstacles. Twelve-year-old Mary was disabled at the age of four by the same virus that took the life of her mother. While she longs to have a horse of her own, she’s limited to reading horse books. A talented artist, she spends her days on a blanket in the grass sketching the horses at the farm next door. She falls in love with one of the foals and is outraged to learn the filly is considered worthless as it was born lame. Mary befriends and enlists the help of twelve-year-old Laura, whose family owns the horse farm. Against the better judgment of the farm manager, a brief reprieve is negotiated for the foal’s life. The girls…

Gold Rush Tour & $25. Amazon GC International Giveaway! (ends 2/16/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / February 7, 2017

I have read this authors books before and hope to read them again. This review is done by Vickie. Be sure to enter the International Giveaway for an opportunity to WIN the $25. Amazon Gift Card. Gold Rush Jennifer Comeaux Publication date: January 9th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Liza Petrov’s entire life has been about skating and winning her sport’s top prize – Olympic gold. She’s stayed sheltered inside her bubble, not daring to stray from her destined path. Until she meets Braden Patrick. He makes her heart flutter with possibility, and for the first time she gets a taste of a normal teenage life. She longs to have both the boy and the gold, but stepping outside her bubble comes with a price. As Liza begins to question both her future and her past, can she stay focused on the present and realize her ultimate dream? Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / iBooks REVIEW BY VICKIE: This was a really good book. I loved the characters and cold feel their emotions, highs and lows.  I felt like I could have been their going through the things that they went through. I was always excited…

Romeo and What’s Her Name Blitz & Giveaway! (ends 2/16/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / February 6, 2017

Romeo and What’s Her Name Shani Petroff Published by: Swoon Reads Publication date: February 7th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult Understudies never get to perform . . . which is why being Juliet’s understudy in the school’s yearly “Evening with Shakespeare” is the perfect role for Emily. She can earn some much-needed extra credit while pursuing her main goal of spending time with Wes, aka Romeo, aka the hottest, nicest guy in school (in her completely unbiased opinion). And she meant to learn her lines, really, it’s just: a) Shakespeare is HARD, b) Amanda, aka the “real” Juliet, makes her run errands instead of lines, and c) there’s no point because Amanda would never miss the chance to be the star of the show. Then, Amanda ends up in the hospital and Emily, as the (completely unprepared!) understudy, has to star opposite the guy of her dreams. Oops? Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / iBooks — EXCERPT: I stood there like a lump, waiting for my line. Finally, I turned toward Kayla and repeated, “I said, LOUDER-ETH.” She fed me the line again. Supercrazy loud this time. “I would not for the world.” It was…

An Inconvenient Romance by Chalon Linton Book Tour & Giveaway! (ends 2/10/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / February 6, 2017

Welcome to this Book Tour and Giveaway, presented by Covenant Communications. Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting.                 The countryside of England provided an idyllic backdrop for Charles Brumley’s and Leah Hasting’s childhood. Neighbors and best friends, the pair passed many happy days racing through the rolling hills of Derbyshire. Everything was perfect—until Charles ruined it all and abandoned Leah for university. Six years later, the former friends are thrust into each other’s paths once more. Leah had been looking forward to the ball, an opportunity to further her acquaintance with the handsome Mr. Wilkins—but when she sees Charles’s familiar face through the crowd, her traitorous heart leaps. Charles faces his own struggle: he has loved Leah since he was fifteen years old, yet it seems he is too late—it appears that her affections are otherwise engaged. As the pair tentatively renews their friendship, the spark between them in undeniable. After so many years apart, leah endeavors to reconcile her feelings toward her once cherished companion. But when a conniving revival for Charles’s attention approaches Leah, the threat is clear: give up her association with Charles or…

A COWBOY TO KEEP by Karen Rock Book Tour & Giveaway! (ends 2/14/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / February 5, 2017

This is another totally enjoyable read! On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting. A Cowboy to Keep by Karen Rock Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 384 pages February 7th 2017 by Harlequin Can’t stop running from the past Dani Crawford has a secret…and if bounty hunter Jackson Cade finds out, he could ruin everything. The scarred yet handsome cowboy has tracked a dangerous criminal to the dude ranch Dani manages, and to get rid of Jack she’ll have to help him catch his man. But the closer they get to cornering their quarry the more Dani wants Jack to stay. Spending time with him is making her long for things she can never have thanks to a past mistake. And if the truth comes out she may be spending her future behind bars rather than safe in her cowboy’s arms… Goodreads│Amazon│Barnes & Noble│Kobo│Book Depository│Harlequin MY REVIEW: The story begins with action by “bounty hunter”, Jackson Cade, which immediately catches the reader’s interest. His next assignment leads him to the Mays’ Dude Ranch here he is immediately welcomed facing the loaded end of a rifle…time to take a different approach. Dani was escaping…

More Giveaways! For The Love Of Books Giveaway Hop! (ends 2/14/17)

Once again, I have two very good books for one of you qualifying International entrants to WIN, PLUS, an additional Bonus for the U.S./Can. WINNER!                 If you loved Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus you will love this as well! Beyond Mars and Venus: Taking Your Relationship to the Next Level by John Gray, Marc Gafni, Warren Farrell Hardcover, 304 pages Published January 24th 2017 by BenBella Books  For more than twenty years, John Gray’s Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus has helped couples deepen their intimacy and rejuvenate their love lives. Men and women, it revealed, communicate so differently, we might as well be from different planets. By learning to speak each other’s language, millions of people dramatically improved, even saved, their relationships. But For more than twenty years, John Gray’s Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus has helped couples deepen their intimacy and rejuvenate their love lives. Men and women, it revealed, communicate so differently, we might as well be from different planets. By learning to speak each other’s language, millions of people dramatically improved, even saved, their relationships. But the world has changed. Today, what…

The Remnant Blog Tour, Guest Post and Giveaway! (ends 2/26/17)

 This Tour and Giveaway is being provided by …           ◊THE REMNANT ◊by William Michael Davidson ◊Release date: February 7, 2017 ◊$15.95, 6×9 Trade paperback, 242 pages ◊Science Fiction (FIC028000) / Christian Futuristic Fiction (FIC0402020) ◊Print ISBN 978-1-939844-29-3 ◊eBook ISBN 978-1-939844-30-9 ◊Order through Ingram, Follett, or from the publisher ◊$4.99 eBook available in all formats One nation, without God…           Colton Pierce apprehends Abberants—those who display symptoms of faith—and quarantines them on a remote island to ensure public safety.  Years prior, the government released a genetically-engineered super flu that destroyed the genes believed to be the biological source of spiritual experience in an effort to rid the world of terrorism. As an extractor with the Center for Theological Control, Colton is dedicated to the cause.           But Colton’s steadfast commitment is challenged when he learns his own son has been targeted for extraction. An underground militia, the Remnant, agrees to help Colton save his son in exchange for his assistance with their plan to free the Aberrants on the island.           Colton is faced with the most important decision of his life. Remain faithful to the CTC? Or give up everything to save his son? THE REMNANT is available to order in eBook form at the following sites: Amazon | Barnes…

Just Like You Said it Would Be Cover Reveal !
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / February 2, 2017

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

Valentine’s Day Giveaway ! (ends 2/14/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / February 2, 2017

This is a very “Sweet” Giveaway! We’re spreading some Valentine’s Day love with a giveaway full of chocolate, books, and pretty things!  To enter fill out the Rafflecopter then hit the comments and tell us about something YOU love. Your favorite author, book, or blog. Tell us about your true love, your kids, your best friend or your pets. Anything you love. We want to hear about what makes your heart full or just makes you smile. Enter the Giveaway! a Rafflecopter giveaway

A Tour, Interview & Giveaway for THE OUTLAW’S SECRET by Stacy Henrie! (ends 2/18/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / February 2, 2017

This is such a FUN and unique story! On Tour with Prism Book Tours. The Outlaw’s Secret by Stacy Henrie Christian Historical Romance Paperback & ebook, 288 pages February 7th 2017 by Love Inspired Historical Lawman in Disguise Getting taken hostage by a gang of train robbers wasn’t in dime novelist Essie Vanderfair’s plans, but interviewing these men could make her career soar. Especially since the gang includes legendary outlaw Tex Beckett, better known as the Texas Titan. Tex is famed for his protection of women and children, so she’ll be fine…right? Keeping the gang in line was hard enough before a stubborn, beautiful writer interfered. Now Tex is scrambling to keep Essie safe, to gather evidence against the gang and most of all to hide his dangerous secrets. First, that he’s a detective working undercover. And second, that he’s not the Texas Titan at all, but Tex’s twin brother, Tate Beckett. Goodreads│Amazon│Barnes & Noble│Book Depository│Harlequin Review by Sabrina: This was a fun book. The characters were likable and flawed just enough. There was somewhat of a story line inside of the story and I was concerned it would detract from the actual story but it flowed well enough although I’m not sure…

GiveawayTime! P.S. I Love You Blog Hop Giveaway! (2/16/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / February 1, 2017

Welcome to P.S. I Love You Giveaway Hop brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers! Enter to WIN the Grand Prize, PLUS, my Giveaway valued at $39.! Then Hop around for the chances to WIN even MORE prizes! Hosted By: Mama Smith’s and Women and Their Pretties Co-Hosted By: Everyday Life, Crazy Busy Family Life, Life with 5 Monkies, & The Robin’s Nest Designs Sponsored By: Teach My CLICK THE ABOVE IMAGE TO ENTER TO WIN THE GRAND PRIZE. GRAND PRIZE: Two Teach My Deluxe Learning Kits Choose between Teach My Baby, Toddler, Preschooler, and Kindergartener Deluxe Learning Kits Teach My are makers of award winning learning tools that help your child get a head start! Their products teach babies, toddlers and preschoolers the basic skills, things like; the alphabet, colors, shapes, numbers, reading and even math! Their aim is to encourage early learning, parent child interaction, self-esteem and help children to develop fine motor skills and excellent hand eye coordination. Bond. Teach. Play… 20 minutes a day! Purchase here. 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…

Witness in the Dark Blog Tour & Internaional Giveaway! (ends 2/3/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 30, 2017

Thank you for joining us with this Book Tour & International $25. G.C + Copy of Book Giveaway presented by Covenant Communications.       Kindle Edition, 208 pages Published January 1st 2017 by Covenant Communications What began as a picture-perfect summer vacation for college student Jenny Brodie has swiftly become a nightmare. When she left home on the back of her horse one sunny morning, she couldn’t have imagined what awaited her in the Utah desert. Now the darkness is closing in, and there is no way out. The woman saw what he did—she witnessed the shots he fired, the murder he committed. But she’ll never talk. He’s made sure of that. For a man desperate to hide his crimes, the pressure steadily rises as Jenny’s community bands together to find the missing young woman. As the searchers grow ever closer to discovering what he has hidden, so too does his desperation. He will stop at nothing to keep the woman hidden—but he has underestimated the second witness to his evil deeds: a young girl determined to protect Jenny. As the trail runs cold, will help come for Jenny before time runs out? https://deseretbook.com/t/author/lynne-larson My Review: Jenny set out…

Curse of Stars by Donna Compositor blitz & Giveaway! (ends 2/2/17)

WELCOME! Join in with this Book Tour and Giveaway! Curse of Stars Donna Compositor (Diamond Crier #1) Publication date: February 19th 2017 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Sabi Perez is the last Diamond Crier, only she doesn’t know it. Not until a crazed ruler from another world comes to collect her priceless tears and won’t take no for an answer. Living in New York, Sabi’s seen some nasty things, but the lengths to which her captor will go to keep his crown are things found only in the darkest nightmares. Afraid and alone, Sabi finds solace in her cellmate, Anya, and Cabal, a fellow Crier who also has powers, a rare combination that buys his favor from the ruler. Only it’s a favor he doesn’t want. In a fit of rage, power erupts out of Sabi, the same power Cabal has, and a spark of hope ignites. Together they may have a chance at escape, something no other Crier has done. Except a ruler hellbent on draining them of every last diamond tear isn’t their only hurdle. If they escape they’ll be hunted to the ends of the earth, if they survive the trek to safety. If they stay the ruler…

‘Love Me True’ Blog Tour and International Giveaway! (ends 2/9/17)

This is not another boring “self-help” book. It is an interesting, entertaining book of “real life” accounts written in a fun way! This Tour/Giveaway is presented by the author and …               ‘Love Me True: Overcoming the Surprising Ways We Deceive in Relationships’ About the book: How can love, which is so beautiful and fun, cause such emotional ups and downs? Dr. Jason B. Whiting, a licensed marriage and family therapist, focuses on common relationships to show that deception is at the root of most marital problems. Overcome this and gain back that trust and excitement you’ve been longing for in your relationship. BUY IT NOW! MY REVIEW: Self-help and instructional books are often difficult to stay connected with, but Jason  B. Whiting, PhD.LMPT, successfully informs and entertains – often with humor -by using some extreme examples, in addition to more common examples, of reasons many relationships go from being “madly in love” to hate. The writing style is more personable and story-like, so the reader is kept interested. Have you ever told “white lies”, ” kept the peace” by withholding information, tried to appear interested when, in fact, you aren’t really listening, tried…

Book Tour Grand Finale & Giveaway for Tangle of Strings By Ashley Farley! (ends 1/31/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 27, 2017

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Book Tour Grand Finale for Tangle of Strings By Ashley Farley We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out now… Launch – Note from the Author I hope you’ll enjoy reading about the Sweeney sisters as much I’ve enjoyed writing about them. They are real women faced with everyday challenges, struggling to balance the demands of career and home while remaining true to themselves. Reading Is My SuperPower – Spotlight Katie’s Clean Book Collection – Excerpt Annie checked the clock on the dashboard. She had eight minutes to change into her work clothes, grab a snack, and still be on time for her after-school job at Captain Sweeney’s Seafood Market. She turned off the main road and zoomed down the wooded driveway toward the house. When she rounded the last bend, she saw Heidi leaning against the hood of her vintage turquoise Mustang. Christy’s Cozy Corners – Excerpt Annie glared at her. “You gave up the right to call me honey, or any other term of endearment for that matter, when you abandoned me.” She tried to brush past Heidi, but she grabbed her by the arm. Mel’s…

DAMAGED GOODS Blog Tour & Giveaway! (ends 1/30/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 25, 2017

  Title: DAMAGED GOODS (Blank Slate #2) Author: Jennifer Bardsley Pub. Date: January 17, 2017 Publisher: Month9Books Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook Pages: 300 Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | TBD Blanca has everything she ever wanted, a hot boyfriend named Seth and the loving support of her foster father, Cal. She’s finally escaped the abusive control of her birth father, Barbelo Nemo, and her tortured childhood at Tabula Rasa School. But the scars of Blanca’s Vestal upbringing run deep, especially when the FBI start asking questions. Blanca feels abandoned by Seth who is hunting for Lilith, Blanca’s only blood relative. The Defectos, a support group of Vestal-Rejects, offer Blanca comfort instead. While the Vestal order crumbles, Chinese rivals called the Guardians rise to power and wrest control of important Tabula Rasa contacts. Now Blanca’s life is in peril once more, and this time, Blanca struggles to recognize friend from foe. Find it: Goodreads | Amazon |  B&N | iBooks | Kobo | Books A Million | Google Play | IndieBound REVIEW by VICKIE: This was an interesting book.  I had a hard time at first getting into it.  After reading a few chapters and finally getting a feeling for the story, I started to…

OOPS! I REALLY Messed Up! $250. CASH GIVEAWAY! (ends 1/30/17!)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 25, 2017

I went on a cruise to pre-celebrate my 50th Wedding Anniversary, with NO Internet Service, so I failed to post this on the date! Dreaming of Cash $250 Giveaway January 16th to 30th! Enter for your chance to win a $250 Amazon Gift Code or $250 in Paypal Cash!! Thanks to this awesome group of bloggers and authors who have joined with me to bring you one fabulous prize!! Sponsor List I Am A Reader Lori’s Reading Corner Carol Ross Melanie McFarlane Books Sapphyria’s Book Reviews Author Inger Iversen T. Hammond Mia Siegert Inspy Books Rockin’ Book Reviews Diana’s Book Reviews Author Cindy C Bennett Krysten Lindsay Hager A. Gardner – Author Laurie Here – Cont Fiction and MORE Konstanz Silverbow Helen Smith Maureen’s Musings Laurie Treacy, author Aubrey Wynne: Timeless Love Glistering: B’s Blog Laurisa White Reyes, Author Jennifer Faye, Romance Author Author Felicia Starr Author Alecia Stone Kelsey Ketch Magical Cool Cat Mysteries Talia Jager A Leisure Moment Giveaway Details $250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon.com eGift Card Ends 1/30/17 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal or gift codes via Amazon.com. Winning Entry will be verified prior…

Petticoat Spy Blog Tour and Giveaway! (ends 1/27/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 25, 2017

Attention Historical Fiction Fans! You are sure to enjoy this! This  Book Tour & Giveaway is provide by Covenant Communications, Inc.               Paperback, 296 pages Published January 3rd 2017 by Covenant Communications, Inc. Colonial Massachusetts, 1775 Abigail Stowell is a rarity for her time. The comely young woman is educated, outspoken, and attuned to the charged political climate around her. She is a staunch Patriot. In short, she is a rebel. So when Gideon Whitlock, an avowed Tory, rides into her village, Abby is not only put off by his politics and arrogance but is also annoyed by her undeniable attraction to him. When she observes a clandestine meeting between her Patriot father and Gideon, Abby soon realizes that in a world divided by loyalties, not everything is as it seems. Soon she is drawn deeper into political intrigue than she ever dreamed possible. And just as feelings begin to heat up between Abby and Gideon, the shot heard round the world ignites the beginning of war between the colonists and the British redcoats. There is no time for hesitation, and Abby finds herself thrust into a world of intrigue, treachery, and terror. Lives…

COVER REVEAL: A Boy Like You by Ginger Scott !
Young Adult Books / January 25, 2017

Check out the cover of A BOY LIKE YOU by Ginger Scott! Don’t forget to preorder your copy today! A BOY LIKE YOU NA Contemporary Romance-(Book 1 in the Like You series) Scheduled to release: March 3, 2017 Goodreads Amazon iBooks Barnes and Noble Kobo BLURB: They say everyone’s a superhero to someone. I’m not sure who I’m supposed to save, but I know who saved me. We were kids. His name was Christopher. And up until the day he pulled me from death’s grip, he was nothing more than a boy I felt sorry for. In a blink of an eye, he became the only person who made me feel safe. And then he disappeared. Now I’m seventeen. I’m not a kid anymore. I haven’t been for years. While death didn’t take me that day, the things that happened left me with scars—the kind that robbed me of everything I once loved and drove me into darkness. But more than anything else, that day—and every day since—has taken away my desire to dream. I wasn’t going to have hope. I wouldn’t let myself wish. Those things—they weren’t for girls like me. That’s what I believed…until the new boy. He’s nothing like the…

Soulmated by Shaila Patel Mew Release & Giveaway! (ends 2/6/17) )
Young Adult Books / January 24, 2017

I am so excited that SOULMATED by Shaila Patel releases today and that I get to share the news! If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Shaila Patel, be sure to check out all the details below. This blitz also includes a giveaway for a Perfectly Posh, Posh To Meet You Set ($20 value), US Only courtesy of Month9Books. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post. Title: SOULMATED (Joining of Souls #1) Author: Shaila Patel Pub. Date: January 24, 2017 Publisher: Month9Books Format: Paperback, eBook Pages: 300 Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | TBD Two souls. One Fate. Eighteen-year-old Liam Whelan, an Irish royal empath, has been searching for his elusive soulmate. The rare union will cement his family’s standing in empath politics and afford the couple legendary powers, while also making them targets of those seeking to oust them. Laxshmi Kapadia, an Indian-American high school student from a traditional family, faces her mother’s ultimatum: Graduate early and go to medical school, or commit to an arranged marriage.   When Liam moves next door to Laxshmi, he’s immediately and inexplicably drawn to her. In Liam, Laxshmi envisions…

Fated Destinations Boxed Set blitz & Giveaway! (ends 1/19/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 13, 2017

These sound great! Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter at the end of this posting. Fated Destinations (Crimson Tree Publishing) Publication date: December 27th 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Paranormal, Romance, Science Fiction FATED DESTINATIONS: A Contemporary, Paranormal, and Science Fiction Romance Boxed Set Escape from the everyday with this set of 7 all-new travel-based romances from award-winning authors. These exciting stories span the globe (and beyond!) to spin tales of love and intrigue in exotic locations. Take a mental vacation today with the Fated Destinations box set. A Royal Problem by Julie Wetzel Jessie is tasked with saving a set of jewels from pirates that attack her cruise ship. She jumps overboard and swims for shore, knowing only that she must find Lord Marcus at the majestic castle in Ospioria… Mandatory Vacation by Kelly Risser When workaholic Natalie Olsen is forced to take a vacation by her new boss, she books a cabana at the private island resort of Hibiscus Cay. But instead of relaxing, she finds herself intrigued by the handsome resort manager who seems to be hiding something… Guide Me Gently by Peggy Martinez Alyssa Monroe always dreamed of escaping to exotic locales as a photographer, so she’s thrilled…

Join us for this Box Set Book Blast !
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 13, 2017

 You may be interested in this opportunity! Hidden Realms is a box set, consisting of various authors, comprised of YA paranormal romance and fantasy novels! It is FREE for a limited time! Title: Hidden Realms  Subtitle: A Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Bundle Authors: Dean Murray, Skye Malone, Sarra Cannon, Christie Rich, Heather Hildenbrand, Stormy Smith, Desni Dantone, Melissa Wright, Sara C. Roethle, Nancy Straight Genre: Young adult paranormal romance Publication Date: October 2, 2016 Publisher: Fir’Shan Publishing Cover Artist: Christie Rich Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Google Play | iTunes | Kobo | Smashwords Strong, independent heroines join together with mysterious, dangerous heroes in explosive conflicts that are as much external as they are internal. Hidden Realms has all of this along with mermaids, shape shifters, demigods, fae, demons and half-breeds with even darker inheritances. There’s love, both forbidden and true, and there’s all the sacrifice it takes to keep it. Regardless of what your preferred flavor of paranormal romance or urban fantasy actually is, there is something in this collection of 10 novels that will knock your socks off. Hidden Realms contains multiple books that are otherwise only available for $2.99 or more, and it’s available for FREE—but only for a limited time!…

Cover Reveal – Chameleon by Zoe Kalo!
Young Adult Books / January 12, 2017

~ Cover Reveal ~ Chameleon by Zoe Kalo Genre: YA/Gothic/Ghost/Multicultural Word Count: 55,000 Release Date: February 2017 Premise: Kicked out of school, 17-year old Paloma finds herself in an isolated convent in the tropical forests of 1970s Puerto Rico, where she must overcome her psychosis in order to help a spirit and unveil a killer. Blurb: An isolated convent, a supernatural presence, a dark secret… 17-year-old Paloma only wanted to hold a séance to contact her dead father. She never thought she would be kicked out of school and end up in an isolated convent. Now, all she wants is to be left alone. But slowly, she develops a bond with a group of girls: kind-hearted Maria, insolent Silvy, pathological liar Adelita, and their charismatic leader Rubia. When, yet again, Paloma holds a séance in the hope of contacting her father, she awakens an entity that has been dormant for years. And then, the body count begins. Someone doesn’t want the secret out… Are the ghost and Paloma’s suspicions real—or only part of her growing paranoia and delusions? About the Author: A certified bookworm, Zoe Kalo has always been obsessed with books and reading. Reading led to writing—compulsively. No surprise…

Blog Tour ~ Pink Moon ~ Tonya Coffey ~ WITH GIVEAWAY (U.S. only)! (ends 1/15/17)
Young Adult Books / January 12, 2017

Book Title: Pink Moon – Author Name: Tonya Coffey Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy/Romance Hosted by: Ultimate Fantasy Book Tours Blurb: Cast from her home, Jessa struggles to find a place among the realms. With the loss of power, her premonitions are vague and tormenting. However with Micha at her side, she has hope for the future. Micha has found his stride as the Ancient King. Nevertheless, the Shadows refuse to allow a Faerie sit on the Ancients’ throne, keeping them apart. Instead of fighting against he Shadows, he focuses his rage on the one who stole Jessa’s powers, a hidden heir herself. When he thinks he has everything under control, he is pulled into a dire situation that will force Jessa’s hand. Accepting what needs to be done, Jessa takes a risk to save Micha – a choice that may be her last. ↓Buy Links↓ Amazon.com  https://www.amazon.com/New-World-Bk-Pink-Moon-ebook/dp/B01N6968RI    MY REVIEW: Although it would probably have a more profound effect on this review if I had read the first two books in the series, Pink Moon can be read as a “stand alone” and the reader still able to follow. This story is about a young girl thrown into a world she, originally, never…

Blue Tide by Jenna-Lynne Duncan blitz & International Giveaway! (ends 1/19/17)
Young Adult Books / January 12, 2017

Welcome to this excerpt & Giveaway Tour for Blue Tide by Jenna-Lynne Duncan! Blue Tide Jenna-Lynne Duncan Published by: Clean Teen Publishing Publication date: January 9th 2017 Genres: Adventure, Dystopian, Young Adult An award-winning YA adventure-packed romance steeped in Middle Eastern culture and set in the Asian Pacific amongst dangerous oceans and tropical islands. Seventeen-year-old refugee Lux plots her escape from the island where her family is stranded, denying that her home was lost in the Floods. Lux is determined to get her old life back by any means possible. But before her feet even leave the sand, she’s taken hostage by a vengeance-driven pirate nearly as young as she is. Her capture is the key to his freedom… Captain Draven’s scarf veils more than his face. Underneath, he struggles between morality and survival. When Lux sees deeper into his motivations, she’s torn. She can commit mutiny to escape to a home that may no longer exist, or she can try to help Draven escape the clutches of the person responsible for the deaths of half the world. Staying would mean entrusting her life to a pirate. Helping Draven would mean losing her heart to one. Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes…

The Daughter of Ishmael by Diane Tolley Blog Tour!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / January 10, 2017

This is written primarily for an LDS audience. Without a knowledge of the Book of Mormon, this story will nothave the same effectiveness as those who have an understanding of who the characters are. I want to thank the author and  for presenting this Book Tour.           About the book: Growing up around prophets and prophecies, Hannah and her sisters are excited to be betrothed to sons of Lehi and to journey to the promised land. But now with her people dividing, Hannah must choose between her faith and her family. Should she follow Nephi again, or stay with her husband, Lemuel, and her son in sin and misery? This compelling novel tells the familiar scripture story from an illuminating new perspective. MY REVIEW: This story takes the reader through the author’s imagination of what the daughters of Ishmael lives were like – especially that of Hannah. It explains in further details the concept of how Lehi’s family and Ishmael’s possibly interacted before Lehi’s sons were sent back to persuade Ishmael to join them in their trek to the “Promised Land”. The author has created an entertaining and interesting tale of how it must have been. Along…

Shadow Fall by Audrey Grey Book Blast & Giveaway! (ends 1/20/17)

Hello readers! Are you looking for your next read? Well, let us help make things easier for you! Welcome to the Book Blast for Shadow Fall by Audrey Grey presented by Blaze Publishing! Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post! Looking for more books to read? Read on and find a book that’s waiting for you to devour! The asteroid hurtling toward the earth will kill billions. The Emperor and his Gold Court will be safe in their space station, watching from the stars. The Silvers will be protected underground. But the Bronzes must fight it out at the Shadow Trials for the few remaining spots left on the space station. When an enigmatic benefactor hands Maia Graystone a spot in the Trials, she won’t just get a chance at salvation for her and her baby brother, Max: She gets to confront the mother who abandoned her in prison, the mad Emperor who murdered her father, and the Gold prince who once loved her. But it’s the dark bastard prince she’s partnered with that will make her question everything, including her own heart. With the asteroid racing closer every day, Maia must trust someone…

Color of Love Book Tour & Giveaway! (ends 1/13/17)

Historian Fiction fans will love this one!  Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting. Thank you Covenant Comminications for this  Book Tout/Giveaway! England, 1857 The British aristocracy is an inflexible judge. And for Amala, a lovely young Indian woman, that judgment is most keenly felt. Raised from a child by the wealthy Hepworth family following the murder of her parents, Amala grew up alongside the Hepworth’s own daughter, Katarina, and was loved as both sister and daughter. The family is part of the charmed circle of the upper class, but Amala’s place in society is tenuous. As an Indian woman, her life is marked by a sense of otherness and voices of prejudice. So when she embarks upon a sweet acquaintance with Henry Breckenridge, a white Englishman, Amala is both elated and terrified. She knows first-hand the opposition that an interracial couple would face, and courtship with Henry could destroy his standing in society. Determined to spare the reputations of both Henry and her sister Katarina, Amala flees England with the hope that an extended trip will allow her time to heal her broken heart. But she never imagined the repercussions of that decision, and…

New Year, New Cheer Giveaway Hop! (ends 1/18/16)

Welcome to the New Year, New Cheer Giveaway Hop brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers! HOSTED BY: Mama Smith’s and Women and Their Pretties Many bloggers have come together to bring you some amazing prizes! Each prize is worth a minimum of $15, but some are worth much more. There is no limit to how many you can win – so enter them all! GOOD LUCK! ON MY SITE THERE ARE TWO FABULOUS BOOKS WITH THE COMBINATION RETAIL VALUE OF $46. BOTH ARE NON-FICTION! (Sorry, only U.S./Can Residents may enter this Giveaway) THE FIRST IS AN AMAZING TRUE MEMOIRS PROVIDED BY THE AURTHOR AND Westwind Communications http://www.book-marketing-expert.com/; http://www.westwindcos.com/   The Passion Behind the Movie MAKING THE ELEPHANT MAN –A PRODUCER’S MEMOIR (ISBN  973-1476666624), Mcfarland & Co Inc publisher, December 30, 2016, 277 pages Los Angeles, CA – Academy Award winning film producer Jonathan Sanger has once again given us a provocative tale that reaches audiences at the core of their heart, only this time his medium is print instead of film. His book “Making the Elephant Man: A Producer’s Memoir” gives us an insider’s look at the creation of one of the first ever indie films and a box-office…

iREAD BOOK TOURS Spotlight Tour & International Giveaway, celebrating our 3-Year Anniversary! (ends 2/4/17)

I AM SO EXCITED TO JOIN IN THIS THIRD YEAR iREAD’S CLEBRATION!. Laura Fabiani has successfully created an amazing Book Tour/Promotion business. As one of the earliest Bloggers to participate in her tours, I have always been impressed with the epitome of business competency and verve she possesses and what a faultless example she is as a Tour Host.  Be sure to enter the Giveaway at then end of this posting                     About Laura Fabiani: In 2008, Laura began blogging about books shortly after she published her first book. She started Library of Clean Reads, a book review blog, and discovered the joy of reviewing a variety of genres. Her children have joined her in this venture and they spend many happy hours reading books together. A Special Care Counselor by profession, Laura has co-led and developed programs for seniors with dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease. She has a passion for the topic of neuroscience and wellness. Throughout the years she has met and worked with wonderful publishers, both traditional and indie, as well as publicists and authors. Best of all, she discovered the world of book bloggers–a community of special people who…

HAPPY 2017 EVERYONE! WE ARE SO ANXIOUS FOR BETTER YEAR!

Hi, ALL! 2017 IS GOING TO BE A MUCH BETTER YEAR! 2015 & 2016 has been extremely challenging years for my family and I, as I know it has been for many others. I am deeply humbled and apologize for the effect it has had on my blog efficiency and Giveaways. I can only promise that will do everything in my power to not allow that to happen this year or ever again! I appreciate how so many have forgiven my lack of efficiency and my problems and still faithfully support me on my site. I cannot tell you how much your support on my blog site means to me. Although I am not always able to answer all of your comments, I do enjoy reading them and will answer as often as I can. You are all so great! This year we are going to start implementing a few “live” interviews integrated with written ones. We have run into a few “glitches” but hope to have them “ironed out” soon. We hope our fourth year -starting in June- will offer more attractions still. THERE WILL ALSO BE MANY MORE CHILDREN’S BOOK REVIEWS AND GIVEAWAYS! We are doing all we can to come…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is a fun/unique Book and activity. What better day to present it to all Christians than on Sunday? Either for a teacher’s/parent’s lesson visual aid, or just a fun activity with youth or older children, this is the ideal aid! I Thank the author and… for presenting this review/giveaway opportunity.   About the book: Keep your children’s hands busy during church services with Bible Origami. Instead of folding the service programs into paper airplanes, they can fold Noah’s ark, an oil lamp, or Joseph’s coat! As you develop the unique skill of creating these simple-to-intermediate origami designs, you will find opportunities to use them with all ages for lessons, activities, crafting, and everyday fun! BUY Links: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&text=Todd+Huisken&search-alias=books&fieldauthor=Todd+Huisken&sort=relevancerank https://deseretbook.com/p/mormon-origami-todd-huisken-90368?variant_id=5483-paperback MY REVIEW: I repeat, for a teacher’s/parent’s lesson visual aid, or just a fun activity with youth or older children, this is the ideal aid! Todd has created a illustrated book that with a little effort, even the least adept person can create. Illustrator, Nick Robinson, has effectively drawn the detailed directions out so – along with Todd’s written instructions – younger youth can even follow. The book’s first pages, the author introduces seven different folds. There are five animals/fowls, plus, a serpent, which…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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