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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BEAR WITH ME! I DO APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PLEASE BEAR WITH ME!

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

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

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

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

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

Meet Publicist, Scott Lorenz! Interview with Shauna!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MIDDLE SOUTH Spotlight Tour, Guest Post & Interntional Giveaway! (ends 5/13/17)
Young Adult Books / April 28, 2017

Join us on a Spotlight for this hilarious journey that takes Layla from the Southeast to the Middle East and back, she finds out a little more about herself ​and what she is looking for in life and in love. Then, read the Guest Post and the Giveaway! Book Details: Book Title:  Middle South by Maya Nessouli Abboushi ​Category:  Adult Fiction,  215 pages Genre:  Women’s Fiction Publisher:  Lanier Press Release date:  March 8, 2017 Tour dates:  April 17 to May 5, 2017 Content Rating:   PG-13 Book Description: Layla has recently moved out of her parents’ home in the Atlanta suburbs and into an apartment in the city to assert her independence. Between her job as a feature writer for a small newspaper and her social life, Layla has little time to think about marriage and children, much to the dismay of her Lebanese parents.On a hilarious journey that takes Layla from the Southeast to the Middle East and back, she finds out a little more about herself and what she is looking for in life and in love. Buy the Book: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ BookLogix Add on Goodreads  GUEST POST My Writing Journey    I used to write stories as a child….

Debutante by Marie Silk blitz & International Giveaway! (ends 5/4/17)
Young Adult Books / April 26, 2017

Davenport House Prequel: Debutante Marie Silk Publication date: April 21st 2017 Genres: Historical, Young Adult The family saga begins in Debutante, a prequel to the best-selling Davenport House series. A life of luxury for the Davenports means drudgery for the servants on the grand country estate. This is their story in 1909 America, six years prior to the events of book one. While her father is away on business, sixteen-year-old Mary Davenport feels confined and alone, despite her privileged life at the family’s mansion. As the day of Mary’s debutante ball draws near, the servants are conflicted by instructions from Mary’s mother to starve her until she fits into a gown that was made too small. Mary is also under pressure to act the part of society while being forbidden from seeing her only friend, the servant boy who works in the stable. In a shantytown hours away, a young girl called Abigail is hired to sew a gown for a dressmaker’s wealthy patron. Abigail gives up her education in order to provide for her impoverished family. Neither she nor Mary is aware of how connected their futures are destined to become. Goodreads / Amazon Special release price of 99¢!…

The Harmful Rush Review blog tour & International Giveaway! (ends 5/2/17)
Young Adult Books / April 25, 2017

Harmful Rush (Remedy #3)  by Debra Doxer Publication date: April 24th 2017 Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult Harmful Rush is a standalone, full-length novel set in the Remedy world. You do not have to read the first two books to read this book. Skylark Samuels has a secret. She’s not a normal teenager, although she plays one in real life. Pretending to be something you’re not isn’t easy, especially in high school where gossip is gold. For years, Sky manages to hide her uniqueness, until one fateful day when she exposes her gift, her curse, and all her fears come to pass. Now instead of going to college near home like she planned, she has to leave town and go someplace where the rumors can’t follow. The plan when she gets there: keep to herself and stay under the radar. But blending into the background is impossible when local heartthrob Dylan Parks notices her. Even though Sky keeps her distance and doesn’t act like one of Dylan’s adoring fans, he goes out of his way to talk to her. Her. The girl who wants to be invisible. Sky isn’t immune to Dylan’s charm, but getting close to him is a…

Release Week Blitz:  Other Breakable Things by Kelley York and Rowan Altwood!
Young Adult Books / April 25, 2017

Hello readers!  Welcome to the Release Week Blitz for: Other Breakable Things by Kelley York and Rowan Altwood presented by Entangled Teen!   Congratulations Kelley York and Rowan Altwood!!   Other Breakable Things by Kelley York and Rowan Altwood Publication Date: April 4 ,2017 Publisher: Entangled Teen According to Japanese legend, folding a thousand paper cranes will grant you healing. Evelyn Abel will fold two thousand if it will bring Luc back to her. Luc Argent has always been intimately acquainted with death. After a car crash got him a second chance at life—via someone else’s transplanted heart—he tried to embrace it. He truly did. But he always knew death could be right around the corner again. And now it is. Sick of hospitals and tired of transplants, Luc is ready to let his failing heart give out, ready to give up. A road trip to Oregon—where death with dignity is legal—is his answer. But along for the ride is his best friend, Evelyn. And she’s not giving up so easily. A thousand miles, a handful of roadside attractions, and one life-altering kiss later, Evelyn’s fallen, and Luc’s heart is full. But is it enough to save him? Evelyn’s betting…

BLOOD ROAD Blog Tour, Spotlight & Giveaway! (U.S. only [ends 5/8/17])
Young Adult Books / April 24, 2017

    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 to the salt mines, silencing anyone who tries to intervene. The girl’s brother is one of those who has been taken. Rejected by the corrupt courts, she’s waging a personal war against the Empire. Determined to save her life, Torien sets out in search of answers on the Salt Road, the ancient trade route running deep into the heart of a desert—territory claimed by the hostile Mayaso tribe. Now, Torien is no longer sure where his own loyalty lies, or how far he will go to break the cycle of tyranny, political bullying, and social injustice in an empire that seals its borders in blood. Find it:Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | TBD About Amanda:  Amanda McCrina has studied in Italy, taught English in Japan, and currently tutors Latin in Atlanta, Georgia. She…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Serenade by Heather McKenzie blitz & International Giveaway! (ends 4/27/17)
Young Adult Books / April 19, 2017

This sounds like an eerie, yet, awesome series for YA! Don’t Forget To Enter The International Giveaway At The End Of This Posting! Serenade (The Nightmusic Trilogy #1) by Heather McKenzie Published by: Clean Teen Publishing Publication date: April 17th 2017 Genres: Mystery, Romance, Suspense, Young Adult Kidnapped and held hostage in the Rockies, a teenage heiress falls for her abductor while her corrupt father and devoted bodyguard fight to get her back. The discovery of true love and dark family secrets turns deadly in this epic coming of age adventure. Kaya Lowen dreams of living like a normal eighteen-year old, but being heiress to a billion-dollar company has put her life in constant danger. Fiercely guarded by her powerful and corrupt father, she develops close bonds with those who protect her, especially Oliver – a bodyguard who has proven his devotion to her time and again. He wins her heart – until a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger has her questioning everything she believes in. Haunted by true love and reeling from a guilty conscience, Kaya’s world unravels when she’s kidnapped. Held captive in a rugged wilderness fraught with raging storms, mystical caves and deadly predators, Kaya’s father scours…

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

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

More Giveaways! Hoppy Easter Giveaway Hop!

WELCOME TO ANOTHER GREAT BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY PRESENTED BY BOOKHOUNDS.NET!                     I am excited to introduce you to three great authors and books, plus give one LUCKY U.S./Canada resident + one LUCKY International WINNER the opportunity to WIN ALL THREE BOOKS! There is a book for the child, the woman and the adults in your house! This First Book Will Be A Delight For Toddlers and Early Elementary Age, donated by the author. Synopsis: When Chuck the Rooster lost his voice, life on the farm began to go wrong. In an attempt to deal with the situation, the animals try to find a replacement from amongst themselves, to fill the sick rooster’s place. So they organize a singing contest. Will someone be found to take Chuck’s place? How will the rooster react to the idea? And will there be another “Farm Idol”? “When Chuck the Rooster Lost His Voice” is Dr. Sigal Haber’s children book. Its Theme was inspired by the world of organizational management in which she specialized for many years. The story describes, with humor and wit, what happens when an employee in the imaginary animal farm has trouble functioning…

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

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

July Thunder by Shannon A. Thompson blitz & International Giveaway! (ends 4/20/17)
Young Adult Books / April 12, 2017

The YA Group seems to really like this series! July Thunder Shannon A. Thompson Published by: Clean Teen Publishing Publication date: April 10th 2017 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult From best-selling author Shannon A. Thompson comes an exciting new duology in the Bad Bloods universe. Fourteen-year-old Violet has been called many things: a bad blood, a survivor, an immortal…now she has a new name–citizen. But adjusting to a lawful life is not easy, especially when she must live under the rule of the same officers who justified the killings of her flock only eight months earlier. Segregation of bad bloods and humans is still in effect, and rebellious Violet steps into a school where she is not allowed. When the police get involved, things deteriorate quickly, sparking a new revolution at the wall separating the Highlands from the outskirts. That’s when Caleb steps in. He might appear to be an average sixteen-year-old bad blood, but he has secrets, and Violet is determined to figure them out. Caleb knows who’s attacking the wall and why, but his true identity remains a mystery–and how he relates to Violet could shake the threatened city to its very core. Together or not, a storm will…

DON’T KISS THE MESSENGER BY KATIE RAY BLOG TOUR, & Guest Post & Giveaway!
Young Adult Books / April 11, 2017

WELCOME TO ‘DON’T KISS THE MESSENGER’ BY KATIE RAY BLOG TOUR! Don’t Kiss the Messenger (Edge Lake High School, #1) by Katie Ray Publication Date:  April 10, 2017 Publisher:  Entangled Teen Crush For most of her teenage life, CeCe Edmonds has been dealing with the stares and the not-so-polite whispers that follow her around Edgelake High. So she has a large scar on her face—Harry Potter had one on his forehead and people still liked him. CeCe never cared about her looks—until Emmett Brady, transfer student and football darling, becomes her literature critique partner. The only problem? Emmett is blindsided by Bryn DeNeuville, CeCe’s gorgeous and suddenly shy volleyball teammate. Bryn asks CeCe to help her compose messages that’ll charm Emmett. CeCe isn’t sure there’s anything in his head worth charming but agrees anyway—she’s a sucker for a good romance. Unfortunately, the more messages she sends and the more they run into each other, the more she realizes there’s plenty in his head, from food to literature. Too bad Emmett seems to be falling for the wrong girl…   Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book involves one fiercely scarred girl who wants the new guy in town, the new guy who…

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

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

Standing Ground blog tour & International Giveaway! (ends 4/20/17)
Young Adult Books / April 7, 2017

Join us for this Tour/Giveaway for Book Two of this New, YA series! Standing Ground (Under Ground, #2) Alice Rachel Publication date: October 27th 2016 Genres: Dystopian, Romance, Young Adult When the authorities strike to regain control over the riots in Eboracum City and use drastic measures as retaliation against the civilians, the citizens are forced to fight back to survive. A virus has spread through the Underground, taking down the refugees one by one, soon contaminating the rebels. If Thia wants to save the ones she loves, she will have to retrieve the cure, quickly. But certain decisions are costly, and not all actions are free of consequences. Goodreads / Amazon Excerpt: When the virus hit us, it showed up on our horizon out of nowhere, unfurling through the Underground like a tsunami rising from the abyss. It started with a timid girl named Lydia, whose silence and quiet attitude did nothing to hide the trauma she had endured in Camp 19. When Lydia fainted in the middle of the cafeteria, no one worried at first. Everyone assumed she hadn’t eaten enough. Food was scarce, after all. She was probably hungry. But when she came to, she began coughing….

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other Breakable Things by Kelley York and Rowan Altwood Release Week Blitz !
Young Adult Books / April 5, 2017

Hello readers!  Welcome to the Release Week Blitz for Other Breakable Things by Kelley York and Rowan Altwood presented by Entangled Teen! Congratulations Kelley York and Rowan Altwood!! Other Breakable Things by Kelley York and Rowan Altwood Publication Date: April 4 ,2017 Publisher: Entangled Teen According to Japanese legend, folding a thousand paper cranes will grant you healing. Evelyn Abel will fold two thousand if it will bring Luc back to her. Luc Argent has always been intimately acquainted with death. After a car crash got him a second chance at life—via someone else’s transplanted heart—he tried to embrace it. He truly did. But he always knew death could be right around the corner again. And now it is. Sick of hospitals and tired of transplants, Luc is ready to let his failing heart give out, ready to give up. A road trip to Oregon—where death with dignity is legal—is his answer. But along for the ride is his best friend, Evelyn. And she’s not giving up so easily. A thousand miles, a handful of roadside attractions, and one life-altering kiss later, Evelyn’s fallen, and Luc’s heart is full. But is it enough to save him? Evelyn’s betting her heart,…

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

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

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

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

THE MAGNIFICENT GLASS GLOBE Blog Tour & (U.S.) Giveaway!

This looks and sounds like a fantastic read for older elementary age and YA youth!   Title: THE MAGNIFICENT GLASS GLOBE Author: N.R. Bergeson Pub. Date: April 10, 2017 Publisher: TantrumBooks Format: Paperback, eBook  Pages: 273 Eleven-year-old Mary Tucker dreams of visiting the Amazon. But if her father, a museum curator, has his way, she might be a grandmother before she ever gets the chance. One day, while mischievously exploring the museum’s warehouse with her brother Ike and best friend Helen, Mary stumbles across an old travel trunk belonging to her grandfather. Inside, they discover an nondescript glass globe. Curious about the simple object, Mary touches the globe, and is shocked when the room is suddenly consumed by the most amazing view of Earth. The magnificent globe lets the friends zoom closer and closer toward the earth’s surface, eventually bringing them close enough to touch the trees. That’s when the globe entirely disappears, and they find themselves falling. Suddenly, they’re far from home, in place that’s either a paradise, or the place where they will die. Sleep, water, and food become precious and scarce. A native tribe may hold the keys to their survival as well as clues to help them…

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

This sounds so good! Digging in the Stars Katherine Blakeney Published by: Blaze Publishing Publication date: March 28th 2017 Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult A lost ancient civilization and the tomb of a legendary king lie buried beneath centuries of ash on the volcanic planet Thror, but that’s not the only reason sixteen-year-old Carter has tricked her Archaeology of Outer Space class into coming here. Her best friend Conrad has just disappeared on a trip to Thror, leaving behind little more than a broken vintage camera. The strange and disturbing photographs she manages to extract make her suspect Conrad’s disappearance is somehow connected to the hidden tomb of the last king of Thror. Unfortunately, the ludicrously over-friendly ‘Furry Giants’ who have taken over the planet’s barren surface would rather offer her cheap souvenirs than answers, and the local officials insist they have no record of Conrad’s existence. Inspired by fear for Conrad’s life and the chance to make the greatest archaeological discovery of the century, Carter and her friends follow Conrad’s footsteps deep into the mountains of Thror’s forbidden Black Zone and launch an illicit excavation. Coded messages, stunning ancient ruins, and clues left by Conrad himself begin to surface…

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

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

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Digging in the Stars Blitz & International Giveaway!
Young Adult Books / March 28, 2017

Digging in the Stars Katherine Blakeney Published by: Blaze Publishing Publication date: March 28th 2017 Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult A lost ancient civilization and the tomb of a legendary king lie buried beneath centuries of ash on the volcanic planet Thror, but that’s not the only reason sixteen-year-old Carter has tricked her Archaeology of Outer Space class into coming here. Her best friend Conrad has just disappeared on a trip to Thror, leaving behind little more than a broken vintage camera. The strange and disturbing photographs she manages to extract make her suspect Conrad’s disappearance is somehow connected to the hidden tomb of the last king of Thror. Unfortunately, the ludicrously over-friendly ‘Furry Giants’ who have taken over the planet’s barren surface would rather offer her cheap souvenirs than answers, and the local officials insist they have no record of Conrad’s existence. Inspired by fear for Conrad’s life and the chance to make the greatest archaeological discovery of the century, Carter and her friends follow Conrad’s footsteps deep into the mountains of Thror’s forbidden Black Zone and launch an illicit excavation. Coded messages, stunning ancient ruins, and clues left by Conrad himself begin to surface as the young archaeologists…

Of Glitter and Gold Blitz & International Giveaway! (ends 4/6/17)
Young Adult Books / March 27, 2017

This looks and sounds like and exciting YA Trilogy! Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the bottom of the posting! Of Glitter and Gold: A Canary Club Anthology  by Sherry D. Ficklin Published by: Clean Teen Publishing Publication date: March 27th 2017 Genres: Historical, Young Adult Set during the flamboyant anything-goes era of 1920’s America, these three tales are filled with intriguing characters and rich imagery from the time period—with flappers, jazz music, gangsters, and lavish wealth. Escape to a different decade today with the compelling stories of the Canary Club Anthology. Novelette 1- Gilded Cage Masie, the flaxen-haired daughter of notorious bootlegger Dutch Schultz, returns home from boarding school to find her family in crisis. Her mother is dangerously unstable, her father’s empire is on the brink of ruin, and the boy she once loved has become a ruthless killer for hire. To keep her family’s dangerous secrets, Masie is forced into a lie that will change the course of her future—and leave her trapped in a gilded cage of her own making. Novelette 2- All That Glitters A dame with brains, moxie, and killer curves, June West isn’t your average flapper. She’s managed to endear herself to…

“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 Wolf Mirror blog tour, Guest Post & International Giveaway! (end 4/6/17)
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…

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…

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)
Young Adult Books / March 13, 2017

Although directed at an LDS Audience, this is one any YA/Adult can 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, most…

Release Day Blast & Fantastic Giveaway (ends 3/23/17): Operation Prom Date by Cindi Madsen!
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,…

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)
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…

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,…

Illusionary by Desiree Cover Reveal & Giveaway!
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)
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)
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)
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…

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)
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…

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,…

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…

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….