Falling Into Leaves Giveaway Hop! {Ends 9/30/22}

Sep 16, 2022

Thank you MamatheFox.com for presenting this Blog Hop opportunity!

On this stop. ONE LUCKY U.S./Can Winner will receive a Print Copy of EACH of the Books Below! (If the Winner is outside the U.S./Can. areas, an e-copy will be sent instead)

The 1st book is an Adult book ‘Goodbye Orchid’ by talented, Award-Winng author, Carol Van Fen Hende. (Visit my Podcastes for more information and another Giveaway bythis author.) This book was generously donated by Book andd Wine Lovers Markting.

Book Details:

 Publisher ‏ : ‎ Azure Press (October 1, 2020)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 280 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1646631889
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1646631889

Book Description:

One of the most anticipated 2020 fall reads: Buzzfeed l Parade l Travel+Leisure. Winner: 2020 American Fiction Award l Pinnacle Achievement Award.

“Page-turner”; “Breath of awe”; “Tugs on your soul”

Can love blossom after life changes in an instant?

One July morning in Manhattan, handsome athlete and entrepreneur Phoenix Walker accompanies his love, half-Asian beauty Orchid, to the airport.

Neither believes today is goodbye.

But after she leaves, disaster strikes. Phoenix wakes in the hospital, broken, forever changed. He longs for Orchid but remembers the tragedy in her past that makes her panic over images of trauma.

Now, he’s faced with the hardest decision of his life. Does he burden the woman whose traumatic childhood makes him feel protective of her? Or does true love mean leaving her without explaining why?

Rising from ashes is hard. Giving up the one you love is harder.

“A tale of sacrifice and rebirth; heroism is in the details.”
-SSGT Aaron Michael Grant, author of Taking Baghdad: Victory in Iraq With the US Marines

If you like heart-warming stories of resilience and wounded heroes, then you’ll love this award-winning tale that’s inspired by combat-injured veterans. For fans ofMe Before You and Fault in Our Stars, Goodbye, Orchid asks “What choice does a wounded hero have when loving his woman means breaking his own heart?”

Order your copy of Goodbye, Orchid and immerse yourself in this beautiful love story.  AMAZON

Meet the Author:

 Carol Van Den Hende is an award-winning author who pens stories of resilience and hope. Her novels “Orchid Blooming” and “Goodbye, Orchid” have been awarded more than 20 times, winning the 2020 American Fiction Award for urban fiction, 2020 Pinnacle Achievement Award for multicultural fiction, IAN Outstanding Fiction for Best New Novel, Best Book Finalist, Royal Dragonfly Award, Audiobook Reviewer Author of the Year. Plus, “Goodbye, Orchid” has been named one of the most anticipated fall reads by Buzzfeed, Parade, and Travel+Leisure, one of The Write Review’s Top Books of 2020 and has been featured in Glamour, Bookstr, Frolic, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, DIYMFA, WABC Radio among others. The Pulpwood Queens selected Goodbye Orchid as a 2022 Bonus Book-of-the-Month.

She’s also a speaker, strategist, Board member and Climate Reality Leader. One secret to her good fortune? Her humorous husband, fun-loving twins, and rescue cat, who prove that love really does conquer all.

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The 2nd book is written by an equally talented Best-Selling, Award-Winning author, Deb Merciers! This is a Middle Grade book of an exciting “find your own path” scenario! This is sure to stimulate young readers minds!  Graciously donated by  BooksForward Publicity

Book Details:

The Empty Cabin: A Choose Your Path Mystery (Detective: You) by Deb Merciers

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Lake 7 Creative (October 11, 2022)
Hardcover:  ‏152 pgs.
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1940647789                                           
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1940647784
Reading age ‏ : ‎ 9 – 13 years
Grade level ‏ : ‎ 4 – 8

Book Description:

Become a kid detective. Identify suspects, gather clues, navigate puzzles, and solve the mystery in this interactive Choose Your Path adventure.

The secluded cabin resort your parents own won’t make any “best destination” lists, but it’s the perfect place to spend a summer. There’s swimming, fishing, birdwatching—and a steady stream of visitors who, from week to week, pass in and out of your life. Except for Loretta. A regular guest of Cabin 4, Loretta is an avid hiker and a stand-in grandmother to you. So when you find her cabin empty one morning, you know that something’s wrong—even if no one else believes you.

You’re the detective in this puzzling mystery. As you work your way through the story, it’s up to you to identify suspects and gather clues. Make choices that affect what happens next. Navigate challenging puzzles—from riddles to secret codes—to build your case. Use deductive reasoning to determine what the crime was, how it happened, and whodunit. But be careful; one wrong choice could lead to your doom!

Interactive books for kids are more popular than ever. Create your own adventure with the Detective: You book series for boys and girls. You’re the main character. You make the choices. Will you solve the case?


Meet the Author:

Author Deb Mercier knows firsthand how hard it can be to keep young readers engaged these days. Reading is absolutely fundamental, and that’s why Deb has changed the game by allowing readers to choose their own paths throughout these exciting middle grade novels. The Detective: You series aims to keep young readers on their toes with high-interest plots and engagement strategies that will have the most reluctant readers coming back for more!

Deb Mercier lives in greater Minnesota with her husband and outdoor critter friends. She writes books for young readers and works as a technical writer at Douglas Machine, Inc. When Deb’s not writing, you can find her wandering the trails on bike and on foot, saving turtles from roadways, and playing flute in the Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra.

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