Tour and Giveaway for Making Christmas by Nancy Fraser & Santa Baby by Peggy Jaeger

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Nancy Fraser and Peggy Jaeger will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Welcome to our 1980’s Dickens Christmas stories!

Two sweet vintage romances set in the New England town of Dickens where small town charm is on full, holiday display.

Both stories are prequels to stories found in last year’s holiday anthology, Christmas Comes to Dickens. Beginning October 18th, the Ladies of Dickens will release six brand-new, full-length Dickens holiday romances (one per week) to celebrate the season.

In the meantime, we hope you’ll enjoy Making Christmas by Author Nancy Fraser and Santa Baby by Author Peggy Jaeger. Both are guaranteed to whet your holiday appetites for what’s to come!

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Making Christmas by Nancy Fraser

A 1980s Vintage Romance …

It’s been five years since William Barrett returned to Dickens to take over as CEO of Wil-Bar Toys. He’s spent these past years helping build Wil-Bar into a leader in creative, handmade toys. His work ethic and drive has left him little time for a personal life. Or, perhaps he’s still pining for the one who got away.

Catherine Gates moved away from Dickens six years earlier. Now a staff reporter for a woman’s magazine, she’s returning to Dickens to do a story on Wil-Bar Toys new production methods and get the scoop on their upcoming holiday line.

When Will and Cat meet up again for the first time in years, it’s as if they’ve never been apart. Rekindling their friendship, and attraction, becomes more important than Cat’s article, or even the secrecy of the new toy lines.

Can these two childhood friends make up for lost time and pursue the romance they missed out on years earlier? Or, will Cat’s story expose too much and put them at odds with one another?

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Santa Baby by Peggy Jaeger

It’s Christmas Eve morning in the tiny New England town of Dickens.

Santa’s arrival is imminent, and a hint of snow is in the air.

Amy Dorrit is just about to open her popular diner for the breakfast rush when she discovers an abandoned baby on her back doorstep.

Amy knows she should call the authorities and turn the infant over to them, but she just can’t. Thoughts of her own abandonment as a baby flood through her and she wants to keep the little one out of the hands of the authorities until the mother – hopefully –returns.

But will the mom come back? And if she doesn’t, what is Amy prepared to do about the baby who has, already, claimed her heart?

Read an Excerpt from Santa Baby

As she moved through the breezeway connecting the diner to her apartment, Amy heard a mewling sound at the back alley door. Her cook, Willie, often left scraps out for strays, especially in winter, and sometimes when she took the trash out at the end of the day, Amy would find a mamma cat searching for something to feed her kittens.

Amy opened the door, expecting to see a hungry animal looking for a handout, and got the shock of the century when she found a baby carrier, complete with a crying infant nestled in it.

She gasped, her head flicking right, then left, to find the person responsible for leaving a baby out in the frigid night air.

“Hello? Is anyone here?”

The still sleeping and silent town surrounded her as shoe impressions in the fresh snow indicated the baby hadn’t been there for long.

The infant’s howl echoed in the quiet.

“Oh, you poor thing. Let’s get you out of the cold.”

About the Authors:

NANCY FRASER—Jumping Across Romance Genres with Gleeful Abandon—is an Amazon Top 100 and Award-Winning author who can’t seem to decide which romance genre suits her best. So, she writes them all.

Like most authors, Nancy began writing at an early age, usually on the walls and with crayons or, heaven forbid, permanent markers. Her love of writing often made her the English teacher’s pet which, of course, resulted in a whole lot of teasing. Still, it was worth it.

Nancy has published over forty books in full-length, novella, and short format. When not writing (which is almost never), Nancy dotes on her five wonderful grandchildren and looks forward to traveling and reading when time permits. Nancy lives in Atlantic Canada where she enjoys the relaxed pace and colorful people.

Website: http://www.nancyfraser.ca

Facebook: http://facebook.com/nancyfraserauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nfraserauthor \

Bookbub: http://bookbub.com/profile/nancy-fraser

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Nancy-Fraser/e/B004AOL61Y

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7206382.Nancy_Fraser

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Peggy Jaeger is a contemporary romance writer who writes Romantic Comedies about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can’t live without them. If she can make you cry on one page and bring you out of tears rolling with laughter the next, she’s done her job as a writer!

Family and food play huge roles in Peggy’s stories because she believes there is nothing that holds a family structure together like sharing a meal…or two…or ten. Dotted with humor and characters that are as real as they are loving, she brings all topics of daily life into her stories: life, death, sibling rivalry, illness and the desire for everyone to find their own happily ever after. Growing up the only child of divorced parents she longed for sisters, brothers and a family that vowed to stick together no matter what came their way. Through her books, she’s created the families she wanted as that lonely child.

When she’s not writing Peggy is usually painting, crafting, scrapbooking or decoupaging old steamer trunks she finds at rummage stores and garage sales.

As a lifelong diarist, she caught the blogging bug early on, and you can visit her at peggyjaeger.com where she blogs daily about life, writing, and stuff that makes her go “What??!”

Website and Blog: http://peggyjaeger.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peggy-Jaeger-Author/825914814095072

Twitter: https://twitter.com/peggy_jaeger

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13478796.Peggy_Jaeger

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/peggy-jaeger

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDR8RRIlssIyS0FYZWeGqsg/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/peggyjaeger_author/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/peggyjaeger/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peggy-jaeger-296ab878/

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00T8E5LN0

Authors database: https://authorsdb.com/community/15814-peggy-jaeger

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Universal Purchase Links:

Making Christmas  https://books2read.com/MakeXMas

Santa Baby  https://books2read.com/u/3R8lVG

Apple:  https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1566764279

BN:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/making-christmas-nancy-fraser/1139435151

Kobo:  https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/making-christmas-3

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/making-christmas-a-dickens-holiday-romance-prequel-by-nancy-fraser

Making Christmas Trailer:  https://youtu.be/PzzY7komw-I

Making Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle Link:  https://bit.ly/33wkGqI

Santa Baby Trailer Link:  https://youtu.be/8_MbnzNIlrg

Santa Baby Jigsaw Puzzle Link:  https://bit.ly/2RaZBzj

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Tour and Giveaway for The Girl in the Gold Dress by Christine Paik

Join us for this tour from May 24 to June 11, 2021!

Book Details:
 

Book Title:  The Girl in the Gold Dress by Christine Paik
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 6-10),  34 pages
Genre: Children’s Social Themes, Children’s Picture Book | Family Multi-Generational
Publisher:  Imagilore Publishing
Release date:  April 23, 2021
Content Rating:  G.
 
Book Description: 
Hannah’s Korean name literally means “Gold Dress,” so why doesn’t she want to be seen wearing her gold hanbok dress?

10-year-old Hannah is facing a big performance for her school’s talent show. The trouble is, she’s ashamed of her dress, the dance, even the music – they’re too different, too Korean! What if everyone makes fun of her? Will Hannah be brave enough to perform, or will she run off stage like she did at rehearsal? First, she must learn about the gold dress she’s wearing and its mysterious connection to her name and her family’s past in Korea: starting with a desperate escape from war and a secret wish hidden for decades in an envelope. Can Hannah make that wish finally come true?

In this touching children’s story that spans four generations, a Korean American girl overcomes her embarrassment of her 

heritage to step forward with pride and share her culture with others.

 
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Meet the Author: 
Christine still remembers the butterflies in the pit of her stomach as she performed traditional Korean fan dances as a 12-year-old growing up in Southern California. She never dreamed that over 30 years later, she would be channeling her inner fan dancer to write Hannah’s story. Christine is a second generation Korean American wife and mother of two, living in San Diego.

Christine loves telling stories for a living, which started with a 15-year career in TV news and continues today in public relations. She is the winner of six news Emmys and multiple PR awards. Christine was always an avid reader, but wished there were more Asian American book characters she could relate to (besides Claudia Kishi from The Babysitter’s Club). So she decided to 

create her own! Christine also enjoys singing karaoke, photography, and baking. You can learn more about Christine at http://www.christinepaik.com

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads

 
Tour Schedule:

May 24 –
Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight / giveaway
May 24 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
May 24 – @booking.with.janelle – book spotlight
May 25 –Books Tea Healthy Me – book spotlight / giveaway
May 25 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book spotlight / giveaway
May 26 – The Bespectacled Mother – book spotlight
May 26 – Pick a Good Book – book spotlight / giveaway
May 26 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
May 27 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
May 27 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / giveaway
May 27 – The Adventures of a Travelers Wife – book spotlight / giveaway
May 28 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book spotlight
May 28 – Laura’s Interests – book spotlight / giveaway
May 28 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / giveaway
May 31 – Hall Ways Blog – book spotlight / giveaway
June 1 – A Mama’s Corner of the world – book spotlight / giveaway
June 2 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
June 3 – @twilight_reader – book spotlight
June 4 – Bookish Trisha – book spotlight / giveaway
June 7 – Westveil Publishing – book spotlight / giveaway
June 8 – Writer with Wanderlust – book spotlight / giveaway
June 9 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / giveaway
June 10 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
June 11 – Books for Books – book spotlight

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Tour and Giveaway for Rambee Boo’s Lake Vacation by Reena Korde Pagnoni

Join us for this tour from May 24 to Jun 11, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title
:  Rambee Boo’s Lake Vacation by Reena Korde Pagnoni
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  24 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Waman Books
Release date:   April, 2021
Format available for review:  print (USA), pdf
Tour dates: May 24 to Jun 11, 2021
Content Rating:  G for everyone.

Book Description:

The Rambee Boo Crew take a summer vacation to the Lake. Rock and Rambee are having so much fun that they don’t realize that Rambee Boo keeps dropping his Sock. Will Sock make it home with the duo at the end of the trip?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

I enjoyed Rambee Boos Lake Vacation by Reena Korde Pagnoni very much. Rambee goes on vacation with Rock and his family but he has to bring his favorite Sock with him. Rambee doesn’t do his best job of keeping up with his sock either. He forgets it everywhere they go. He will be a lucky dog if he makes it home with Sock.

This is such a precious story. Rambee Boos is adorable. What fun it would be for your child to have their very own Rambee Boos. But if they can’t, they can sure enjoy read this book about Rambee Boos. Your child will be asking for you to read this book over and over, and will love looking at the illustrations in the book as well. I love the detailed, bright vivid colors of the illustrations. Each page in the story comes alive with a beautiful and colorful picture to go with the words of the story. Frances Rose Ispańol does such a fabulous job creating all of these wonderful pictures. I enjoy how Pagnoni and Ispańol come together to give children the best book. This would be a wonderful addition to your child’s library, as well as being in daycare’s, kindergartens and other places you will find small children. 

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Buy the Book
Amazon ~ Waman Books

Meet the Author:

I began writing THE RAMBEE BOO SERIES after we added a fur baby to our  family, during the Covid-19 pandemic quarantine. The characters in the series are based off my youngest son Rocky (aka Rock), and our rambunctious puppy Rambo (aka Rambee Boo). Whenever there’s trouble, these two are usually at the center of it! I graduated from West Windsor-Plainsboro High school in 2000 and went on to get my B.A. from Rutgers University, New Brunswick. I currently live in New Jersey with my husband, my three children and of course…my Rambee Boo! I’ve always  had a great love for children’s books and started collecting them in college. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to write my own series to add to our collection. I hope these books will continue to grow and foster children’s love for reading. I can only hope that my readers enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them!

connect with the author: website ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads

 
Tour Schedule:

May 24 – My Journey Back the Journey Back – book review / giveaway
May 24 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
May 25 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
May 25 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
May 26 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway
May 27 – Icefairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
May 28 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway
May 31 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review / giveaway
May 31 – Kam’s Place – book review
June 1 – Reading is My Passion – book review
June 2 – I’m Into Books – book review / giveaway
June 2 – The Adventures of a Travelers Wife – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 3 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 4 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review / giveaway
June 7 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 8 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
June 9 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
June 9 – Laura’s Interests – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 10 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 11 – Lisa’s Reading – book review / giveaway 

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Tour and Giveaway for Bound by a Ring and a Secret by Jennifer Faye

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  • Bound by a Ring and a Secret
(Wedding Bells at Lake Como #1)
By Jennifer Faye
Contemporary Romance
Hardcover, Paperback & ebook, 175 Pages
May 25, 2021 by Harlequin Romance

A mistaken identity…
…a proposal that changes everything!

Photographer Gianna is done with men. Retreating to her villa on the shore of Lake Como, Gianna is stunned to find gorgeous Dario renting her house! When Dario is mistaken for her long-gone fiancé, they realize a fake engagement could solve problems for them both. Pretending to be in love should be easy, but what happens when very real feelings start to grow?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Gianna comes home from a Photographer shoot wanting nothing more than to relax and rest, but she wasn’t expecting to find a man in her house, and a handsome one at that. Dario rented a villa to be alone to finish his book and was surprised to find a woman in the house, no notice or anything. He has the house rented for another month and he wasn’t leaving. And then there’s Tito the dog. But then they finally come to a decision they can work with since it was all the realtors fault. They would stay out of each other’s way for a month and it will all be fine. But it wasn’t.

Bound by a Ring and a Secret is such a fun and enjoyable read by author Jennifer Faye. As always, the characters were well created and I enjoyed  their development as the story unfolds. Dario and Gianna didn’t handle things so well, resulting in even more problems for the two, and their growing attraction doesn’t help. Tito the dog doesn’t help the situation either by falling head over heels for Gianna and doesn’t understand when the two decide to go their separate ways. But never fear, Faye, and her excellent writing weaves the situations together and gives readers and ending that will Wow you back for more. If you enjoy a good sweet and clean romance, you will love Gianna and Dario’s story. Don’t miss put on this one.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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About the Author

Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.
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Tour and Giveaway for FLYING AGAINST THE ODDS: by Jean-Jacques Trochon with Heather Whitehall-Trochon

Join us for this tour from May 17 to June 4, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  FLYING AGAINST THE ODDS: One Man’s Journey to New Ways of Healing by Jean-Jacques Trochon with Heather Whitehall-Trochon

Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+),  249 pages

Genre:  Memoir

Publisher:  Ikhaya Publishing

Release date:   November 2020

Format available for review:  print (Internationally), ebook (mobi, epub)

Tour dates: May 17 to June 4, 2021

Content Rating:  G. Memoir for General Audience.

Book Description:

“IT TAKES A DIFFERENT KIND OF THINKING TO SOLVE A PROBLEM THAN THE KIND OF THINKING THAT PRODUCED THE PROBLEM.” —Albert Einstein

JJ had a devastating problem. At age fifty-one, he was diagnosed with stage four cancer and given three years to live. Rather than accept that outcome, JJ did what he always does: he set out to find a solution. Desiring to look beyond traditional treatments and their often harmful side effects, he put his unconventionally wired mind to work. JJ was relentless as he investigated alternative therapies and pursued global trailblazers in cancer research. Moving from the role of patient to patient-researcher, he became a trailblazer in his own right, being sought after for his latest findings. Ultimately, JJ brought together the most innovative international minds at the Rethinking Cancer 2017 conference in Paris. Together, they found common ground, and they continue to create integrative, synergistic approaches to treatment. Today, almost a decade after his diagnosis, JJ has defied the odds and is cancer-free. Recently retired from his career as a commercial airline captain on the Airbus A380, he now devotes himself to sharing his ongoing research with scientists and patients. JJ’s story illustrates how looking at things differently often enables us to see them in a whole new light.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

In this book, FLYING AGAINST THE ODDS authors Jean-Jacques Trochon with Heather Whitehall-Trochon tell of the plan Jean-Jacques Trochon Discovers after he finds he has cancer and only a few years to live. Trochon was determined to find a way of healing, and he shows us he did just that in Flying Against the Odds.

There are a lot of interesting things in this book. Like going twelve days with nothing to eat and only water to drink. I would like to try this, but getting to day five seems like it’s rough. But I still may just try it. Trochon finds access to a ton of people that has helped him in his research along the way. But a lot if it is just trial and error, just like the 12 day fasting to be free of tumors, which was shocking to his Dr. And all throughout this book you will find interesting things that Trochon has found along the way as he keeps researching. I also enjoyed him telling about his career as an airline pilot and how he got started. I encourage you to check this book out. If you have had cancer or know someone who has, this book may be a big help to you. But if you haven’t had to deal with the C word, you will still find this book interesting and helpful.

.A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

And now lets hear what the author has to say!

  • You have had a distinguished career as an airline pilot. If you had chosen a different career path, what would it have been?

 




Biology was my favourite subject at school. I have always had a mind that likes to explore topics in greater depth. I would probably have been a researcher, had I not followed in my father’s footsteps. However, I feel privileged to have had an incredible career as an airline captain, finishing up by flying the Airbus 380, the world’s largest passenger plane. I am one of very few pilots to have experienced such an aircraft. Recently retired, I am now able to devote my time to helping other cancer patients via my website: https://jeanjacquestrochon.com

I feel lucky to be able to pursue a second rewarding career, one in which I am able to collaborate with some of the leading doctors and scientists from the world of alternative medicine.

 

  • You clearly had a very powerful bond with your father. How do you think he would react if he knew about your book?

 

Dad was very supportive of everything I did. I know he would have been unbelievably proud. I dedicated my book to him because he was my mentor throughout life. As well as being father and son, we had the bond of flying. One of my most valuable possessions is the gold ring that dad received upon graduating from the American Air Force. He gave it to me as he was dying. This ring now sits proudly upon the third finger of my right hand, just as it once did upon his. As I describe in Chapter 17, Flying High Again, I often ‘spoke’ to my father during those long, lonely hours in the cockpit. It was there, up above the clouds, that I most strongly felt his presence, guiding me safely home in that big silver bird.

 

  • Name one famous person who you would have liked to have met and why?

 

In reading my book, it will become clear that I have a deep-rooted love of South Africa and its people. The one person whom I would have loved to have met is the country’s former president, Nelson Mandela. There is much to admire about this great man, who was even able to show compassion to the very people who had held him captive. He was an incredible leader and an inspiration to all those who have suffered injustice. 

 

  • You live in Biarritz, in the French Basque Country. What do you enjoy most about your chosen place of residence?

 

Biarritz is often referred to as French California, on account of its magnificent surfing beaches and relaxed way of life. We are walking distance from the ocean, a short drive from the mountains and just a stone’s throw from neighbouring Spain. I feel privileged to call this unique part of France my home. Proximity to the ocean definitely lifted my spirits whenever I came home from hospital following surgery. This experience is described in Chapter 7, Together we are an Ocean, in which being able to surf marks a turning point in my healing journey. Something very powerful happens to me at the end of this chapter, some kind of spiritual experience. However, I don’t want to give too much away!

 

  • You finished your schooling in America. What do you remember most about this time in your life?

 

I have fond memories of my time in America. The educational system placed a lot of importance on sport, which is not the case here in France. This approach really suited me, since I wasn’t the most academic of students. Back then I was good at soccer and was even chosen to captain Ohio’s All-Star team. It was here that I learned the value of teamwork, and forged friendships that I still have to this day. Oh, and l also remember eating the best donuts ever. Happy times! 😉

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Meet the Authors: 

Jean-Jacques Trochon (or JJ as he is more commonly known) spent thirty-two years as a commercial airline pilot for Air France. A French national, he enjoyed an early childhood in Tahiti before finishing his schooling in France and the USA. In 2003, JJ was diagnosed with aggressive kidney cancer and subsequently underwent the removal of his left kidney. In 2012 and 2014, he underwent further surgeries following the discovery of multiple metastases in both lungs. Despite being given a slim chance of survival, JJ again returned to work in 2016. He captained the world’s largest commercial aircraft, the Airbus A380, until his retirement in spring 2020. Today, Jean-Jacques devotes his spare time to helping other cancer sufferers and spreading the word about his revolutionary approach to the disease. He was the initiator of Rethinking Cancer 2017, a groundbreaking conference held in Paris on September 21, 2017, at Institut Gustave Roussy, the leading cancer center in Europe.

Heather Whitehall-Trochon is a lover of languages and translator of French and German into English. A British national, she completed studies in fashion journalism at the London College of Fashion before moving to Munich, Germany, where she worked in public relations for fashion and film. After relocating to Vienna, Austria, she had a brief stint as an editor at the Associated Press, prior to becoming a freelance translator and seasoned backpacker. Heather met JJ in Paris in 2007, marrying him the following year. The couple, together with their cat, Zulu, have now settled in Biarritz, France.

Connect with the author:  Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook ~ Instagram ~ Goodread

 

Tour Schedule:

May 17 – Olio By Marilyn – book review / giveaway

May 17 – Olio By Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview

May 18 – Kam’s Place – book review

May 19 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway

May 20 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight

May 20 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway

May 21 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

May 24 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway

May 25 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway

May 25 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway

May 26 – Pick a Good Book – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

May 26 – The Culture Hunter – book review / guest post / giveaway

May 27 – jayme_reads – book review

May 28 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book spotlight

May 31 – Books for Books – book spotlight

June 1 – Leels Loves Books – book review / giveaway

June 1 – @twilight_reader  – book review

June 2 – Lamon Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

June 2 – Book Reviews by Shreya Vijay – book review / author interview

June 3 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway

June 3 – Over Coffee Conversations – book review / giveaway

June 4 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book spotlight

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Does Grandma Remember Me? by Evita Sherman

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Join us for this tour from May 10 to Jun 4, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Does Grandma Remember Me? by Evita Sherman
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  38 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:   Feb, 2021
Format available:  hardback
Content Rating:  G for everyone.

Book Description:

It is always challenging to watch a loved one grow older and face new, confusing obstacles that always seemed easy. Does Grandma Remember Me? shows how love transcends age and difficulties, even when things become overwhelming.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

Does Grandma Remember Me is a story of a grandma with dementia. It teaches young children how to deal with and understand why their grandma or loved one does not know them most or all of the time. Author Evita Sherman does a fantastic job writing this book so that children can understand. And really, adults can relate to this book as well. I had 2 aunts that had dementia. One of them I was around quite a bit and it is heartbreaking to experience and so hard for children to understand. This is why you need this book. 

I so much enjoyed the illustrations by Illustrator Chayla Bolden. With illustrations to fit the story on each page, and colors just right to fit the mood, children will love and enjoy seeing these beautiful pages of characters and their surroundings making the story come to life. This book should be in every household that has a family member that is dealing with dementia. This will help you as parents know how to better understand how to talk to your child. I strongly encourage you to check this beautiful book out and purchase it if this is something your family needs. Another thought is, this would make a very nice gift to a family who is experiencing someone with this disease.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Meet the Author:

Evita’s

passion is assisting the elderly, especially those living with dementia. Her mission is to help people age in the manner they envision for themselves and not through the lens of others. She works to provide data and resources to assist elders in effectively aging-in-place and equips their families and friends to support their loved ones amidst uncertainty. Working in the elder care field as a licensed nursing home administrator, senior living marketing professional, and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), Evita witnesses both elders and families make tough decisions. Some of those decisions result in despair, while others result in healing. The key to enabling elders to live life to its fullest is to help them find their voices and exercise their right to choose.

Evita collaborates with family and friends to ensure that her mother, who lives with dementia, and her father, recently diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, maintain

their voices and make well-informed choices as their disease progresses.

connect with the author: goodreads

Tour Schedule:

May 10 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review
May 10 – Kam’s Place – book review
May 11 – Laura’s Interests – book review
May 12 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review
May 13 – Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – book review
May 14 –Pick a Good Book – book spotlight
May 17 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review
May 18 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review
May 19 – My Journey Back the Journey Back – book review
May 19 – Literary Flits – book spotlight
May 21 – Older & Smarter? – book review
May 24 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review
May 25 – The Adventures of a Travelers Wife – book review
May 26 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review
May 27 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight
May 31 – Bound 4 Escape – book review
June 1 – The Bespectacled Mother – book review
June 2 – Reading is My Passion – book review
June 3 – Splashes of Joy – book review
June 3 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review
June 4 – Lisa’s Reading – book review

Epic Book Launch Over Her Head: In the Shadow by JL Crosswhite

Over Her Head Epic Book Launch

About the Book

Book:  Over Her Head: In the Shadow

Author: JL Crosswhite

Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

Release date: June 21, 2021

She’s working on a new start…

…He’s trying a new work venture.

Can they build a relationship that fits their new life?

Fresh out of cosmetology school Jessica and whiz software engineer Austin have been thrown together by mutual friends. They even escaped a wildfire together.

But do they have something more than friendship?

Maybe a singles’ camping trip will make their future clear.

But when they encounter someone who needs their help, the relaxing weekend away becomes anything but. As the danger mounts and the challenges reveal who they truly are, will it pull them together or push them apart… for good?

You will get lost in Over Her Head because the biggest adventure is falling in love.

BOOK EXCERPT

Over Her Head E….docx

Over Her Head ExcerptFiveHer dating track record was nothing to be proud of. Even if she wasn’t exactly datingAustin. They were…friends. He was about as opposite of her as you could get:solid, logical,steady. And yet since he was new in town, she felt like she could actually help him withsomething: navigating a new social environment by introducing him to friends and invitinghim places.The phone slipped out of her hand as Lyric snatched it away. “Ooh, he’s cute. What’s hisname?”“Austin. And yes, he’s cute. Now I’ve got to go.” She stuck out her hand and wiggled herfingers. What kind of person took someone else’s phone? They barely knew each other.Lyric spun away, tapping on Jessica’s phone and giggling. What was she doing?“Lyric, give it back, please.”Lyric flashed Austin’s picture at Erika and Madison, who giggled.“Yep, he’s a hottie. Worth spending time with him for sure,” Madison said.Lyric handed the phone back to Jessica.“What did you do?”Lyric shrugged. “We want to meet him. I just said you needed to be picked up.”Jessica saw the last sent text message on her screen.

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Excerpt One: https://nannie3.blogspot.com/2021/05/over-her-head.html


Excerpt Two: https://hookmeinabook.home.blog/2021/06/02/over-her-head-by-jl-crosswhite-sneak-peek/


Excerpt Three: https://www.musingsofasassybookishmama.com/2021/06/over-her-head-by-jl-crosswhite-blog.html


Excerpt Four: https://www.artistwriterandstudentohmy.com/posts/over-her-head-book-excerpt/


Excerpt Five: https://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2021/06/02/epic-book-launch-over-her-head-in-the-shadow-by-jl-crosswhite/


Excerpt Six: https://lakesidelivingsite.wordpress.com/2021/06/04/over-her-head-epic-book-launch/


Excerpt Seven: https://kayemreads.wordpress.com/2021/06/04/over-her-head-epic-book-launch/

Purchase Link: 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jennifer’s favorite thing is discovering how much there is to love about America the Beautiful and the great outdoors. She’s a mom to two navigating the young adult years while battling her daughter’s juvenile arthritis, exploring the delights of her son’s autism, and keeping gluten free. A California native who’s spent significant time in the Midwest, she’s thrilled to be back in the Golden State. Follow her on social media to see all her adventures and how she gets inspired for her books!

Tour and Giveaway for The New Enchantress by Sunayna Prasad

Join us for this tour from June 1 to Jun 28, 2021!

 
Book Details:

 

Book Title:  The New Enchantress (Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions, Book 3) by Sunayna Prasad
Category:  Middle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12),  175 pages
Genre:  Fantasy
Publisher:  Amazon KDP
Release date:   March 2021
Content Rating:  PG: Some intense scenes and mild language. 

 

  Book Description:

The point of no return has come!

It’s the summer before high school and life is about to change for fourteen-year-old Alyssa McCarthy. A sorcerer hexes her with everlasting powers, requiring her to become an enchantress. If she cannot learn to control her magic pronto, she will forget her loved ones and serve as the warlock’s eternal slave.

In order to control her powers, Alyssa must gain control of her emotions. With the struggles of adolescence and disasters everywhere, catastrophes are bound to happen! It’s only a matter of time before Alyssa’s world changes, for better or worse…

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

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Alyssa is a normal 14 year old girl now in middle school, that is until she was given extraordinary powers that she must learn to control. Though I  don’t read many fantasy books I was able to read the first two books by Sunayna Prasad so I wanted to finish out the series, The New Enchantress. I am glad I did. This is another incredible book by this author. The main character goes through a lot of the same issues as most middle school age kids and I believe this would be an amazing book for this age to read. All of the characters were well developed and the plot sure kept my interest with its many twists and turns throughout the story. 

Sunayna Prasad is a very good writer and she does a great job of writing books that will capture the hearts of young teens, and she adds some very valuable lessons along the trail. If you haven’t enjoyed any of her books, I encourage you to check out THE New ENCHANTRESS. I do think you would get a better understanding of the book if you read the first two in the series, but this one can be read as a stand along if you wish. 

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

 

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Book Details:

 

Book Title:  The Frights of Fiji (Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions, Book 1) by Sunayna Prasad
Category:  Middle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12),  136 pages
Genre:  Fantasy
Publisher:  Amazon KDP
Release date:   October 2018
Content Rating:  G: There is no mature language or adult content whatsoever.


Book Description:

 

A world of magic and adventure awaits…

Sent to live with her strict, aloof, and uncaring uncle after her parents are killed in a car accident, twelve-year-old orphan Alyssa McCarthy longs for the life she used to have—one filled with fun and love. Then one stormy night, a message appears in the raindrops on the window that 

will change everything.

“Your life will never be the same again, as magic will interfere.”

Before long, Alyssa is kidnapped by Master Beau, a banished sorcerer with a mysterious connection to her who can only regain his power by weakening hers. Suddenly hurled into a world of wizardry filled with fantastical beasts and marvelous technology beyond her wildest imagination, Alyssa must defeat Master Beau if she ever wants to get home again. But Master Beau will stop at nothing, including using Alyssa’s friends, to ensure he is triumphant.

Originally titled “From Frights to Flaws”, this story is the exciting and enchanting first book in the “Magical 

Missions” series.

 
 

 

Book Details:

 

Book Title:  A Curse of Mayhem (Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions, Book 2) by Sunayna Prasad
Category:  Middle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12),  173 pages
Genre:  Fantasy
Publisher:  Amazon KDP
Release date:   July 2019
Content Rating:  G: There is no mature language or adult content whatsoever.


  Book Description:

 

History, like magic, has a habit of repeating itself.

It’s been six months since thirteen-year-old Alyssa McCarthy left magic behind for good. Or so she thought…

Then the enchanted objects that protected her disappear. Now a skeleton named Errol has cursed her with magical powers that keep getting her in trouble. Suddenly strange things are happening with disastrous effects, and if Alyssa can’t remove the magic, she will lose everything she holds dear. In order to get rid of her unwanted wizardry, Alyssa will have to boost her bravery and confidence and determine who Errol really is. But every time Alyssa uses an enchantment, Errol is one step closer to getting his flesh back and becoming alive, and he will do anything to achieve his goals…even if it means destroying Alyssa’s happiness.

Originally published in 2016 as “Wizardry Goes Wild” and “The Unruly Curse” in 2019, “A Curse of Mayhem” is book two in the exciting and suspenseful “Magical Missions” series. 

 
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Meet the Author:

 

Sunayna Prasad enjoys writing fantasy books for children, as well as cooking, creating artwork, watching online videos, and blogging. She has also written The Frights of Fiji, and A Curse of Mayhem and is constantly creating and brainstorming new ideas.
Sunayna also loves cartoons, traveling, and thinking outside the box.

She lives in New York.

Connect with the Author:   website ~ twitter ~ goodreads

 
Tour Schedule:

June 1 –
Cover Lover Book Review – books spotlight / giveaway
June 2 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 2 – Splashes of Joy – book review of THE NEW ENCHANTRESS / guest post / giveaway
June 2 – Bookish Quest – book review of THE NEW ENCHANTRESS / giveaway
June 3 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book spotlight / giveaway
June 4 – Bigreadersite – book review of THE FRIGHT OF FIJI
June 4 – redpillows – book review of THE FRIGHT OF FIJI
June 7 – Lamon Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 7 – redpillows – book review of THE CURSE OF MAYHEM
June 8 – Bigreadersite – book review of THE CURSE OF MAYHEM
June 8 – Casia’s Corner – book review of THE FRIGHT OF FIJI
June 9 – Westveil Publishing – book review of THE NEW ENCHANTRESS / guest post / giveaway
June 10 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book spotlight
June 10 – Rajiv’s Reviews – book review of THE FRIGHT OF FIJI
June 10 – Kam’s Place – book review of THE FRIGHT OF FIJI
June 11 – Books for Books – book review of THE FRIGHT OF FIJI
June 11 – Rajiv’s Reviews – book review of THE CURSE OF MAYHEM
June 11 – Bigreadersite – book review of THE NEW ENCHANTRESS
June 11 – redpillows – book review of THE NEW ENCHANTRESS / guest post
June 12 – Rajiv’s Reviews – book review of THE NEW ENCHANTRESS
June 14 – What Polly Reads – book spotlight / author interview
June 14 – Kam’s Place – book review of THE CURSE OF MAYHEM
June 15 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
June 15 – Casia’s Corner – book review of THE CURSE OF MAYHEM
June 15 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of THE NEW ENCHANTRESS / giveaway
June 16 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review of THE NEW ENCHANTRESS / giveaway
June 16 – @twilight_reader – book review of THE FRIGHT OF FIJI
June 17 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
June 17 – @twilight_reader – book review of THE CURSE OF MAYHEM
June 18 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of THE FRIGHT OF FIJI / giveaway
June 18 – Books for Books – book review of THE CURSE OF MAYHEM
June 18 – Kam’s Place – book review of THE NEW ENCHANTRESS
June 21 – Chit Chat with Charity – book review of THE FRIGHT OF FIJI / giveaway
June 22 – Casia’s Corner – book review of THE NEW ENCHANTRESS
June 23 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of THE CURSE OF MAYHEM / giveaway
June 24 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 24 – @twilight_reader – book review of THE CURSE OF MAYHEM
June 28 – Books for Books – book review of THE NEW ENCHANTRESS
June 28 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of THE NEW ENCHANTRESS / giveaway
June 28 – Chit Chat with Charity – book review of THE NEW ENCHANTRESS / author interview / giveaway

 

  Enter the Giveaway:

  

 

THE NEW ENCHANTRESS (An Alyssa McCarthy Magical Missions) Book Tour Giveaway

 

 

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Tour and Giveaway for Balloons For Tiger by Lori Orlinsky

Join us for this tour from May 4 to May 31, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Balloons for Tiger by Lori Orlinsky

Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  38 pages

Genre:  Children’s Picture Book

Publisher:  Mascot Books

Release date:   May 4, 2021

Formats available: hardback

Content Rating:  G for everyone.

Book Description:

How can children begin to heal after losing a pet? Balloons for

Tiger takes an imaginative look at this tough topic as colorful balloons

travel from the hands of children to their beloved cat who has passed

on. This book lets children open up their hearts and imaginations for a

magical journey to the farthest corners of the world, where they’ll meet

skydivers, astronauts, superheroes, and everything in between. As they

watch the balloons voyage to the other side of the rainbow bridge, they

learn to positively process their grief. Balloons for Tiger is a great

tool for any child who has experienced the loss of a pet- or any other

loved one, too.

Buy the Book:

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

Balloons for Tiger is a book I wish I’d had when my son was younger. This is a beautiful book inside and out to help children cope with losing a beloved pet. Lori Orlinsky does a fabulous job of writing this book in a way children will understand and she also helps each child to understand what happens to their pets. I love the way she uses the balloons to flow to the other side of the rainbow bridge as they met many on the way. I like that this helps with grief, not only with children but adults as well.

And I have to mention illustrator Vanessa Alexandre and the amazing illustrations she has created for this precious book. The bright vibrant colors and adorable characters inside the pages of this book as well as on the cover are just what every child needs to pick this book every time. I love how the beautiful creations fit perfectly with the story on each page, bringing it to life. Excellent writing as well as Excellent illustrations make this book fabulous!

Balloons for Tiger is a Five Star for me and I highly recommend this book to every household with children that have pets. Keep this sweet book on hand because sooner or later you will need it. This is an incredibly lovely book inside and out.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Interview with Author Lori Orlinsky

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  • Where do you get your inspiration for stories?

The inspiration for my stories comes from real-life experiences with my family. I’ve always dreamed of writing a children’s book, but until I had a family, I never had something inspire me enough to use it as a topic. When my daughter Hayley was
3 years old, her preschool class hung up a growth chart and she realized she was the shortest kid in class. She was teased about her height, and I was unable to find any books about the topic to make her feel better. That’s when I wrote my first book, “Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All).” That book gave me the confidence to write more and more books. My second book “The Tooth Fairy’s Tummy Ache” is a lesson-based book about telling the truth — something I wanted to showcase the importance of to my kids. And finally, the inspiration for “Balloons for Tiger” came after we lost our 18-year-old cat, Tiger. We did a balloon release for her, and I found my kids asking me where the balloons went before they reached Tiger. I thought it was an imaginative and positive way to talk about the loss of a pet.

  • How did you do research for your book?

Crowdsourcing! I am a member of many author networking groups. After making a list of all the things that fly, I asked others for their suggestions. I ended up with so many ideas that they did not all fit into this book!

  • Do you have another profession besides writing?
    I co-own a publicity firm, Foreword Publicity, which does book marketing and publicity for authors. My partner and fellow-author Alysson Bourque and I work with authors of just about every genre. I absolutely love this side hustle-turned full-time gig because it allows me to combine my passions for marketing (I was previously a Marketing Director), storytelling and books.
  1. In today’s tech savvy world, most writers use a computer or laptop. Have you ever written parts of your book on paper?
    I am famous for writing on Post-it notes. I always have a roll of them in my purse, and when the mood strikes, I jot down ideas or stanzas to a book.
  • Name a quirky thing you like to do.
    I am a HUGE fan of the show “Friends.” I’ve seen every episode at least 20 times. My favorite character is Ross. Fun fact: I met him in Chicago and made sure to tell him that we are related, since my maiden name is Geller. My top Ross moment is when he sat naked with Ugly Naked Guy so he could get his apartment.


Lori and Ross

Meet the Author:

Lori Orlinsky is a multi-award-winning children’s book

author who lives in Chicago. She was inspired to tell this story after

her family experienced the loss of their beloved eighteen-year-old cat,

Tiger. Unable to find books about pet loss to help her young kids cope

with their grief, Lori wrote Balloons for Tiger. She hopes this book will help others, too.

connect with the author: website ~ instagram ~ facebook ~ goodreads

 

Tour Schedule:


May 4 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway

May 4 – Welcome To MLMOpinion’s Reviews – book review

May 5 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway

May 6 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway

May 7 – Westveil Publishing – book review / guest post / giveaway

May 10 – The Pen and Muse Book Reviews – book review / giveaway

May 11 – Twirling Book Princess – book review

May 11 – Corinne Rodrigues / Booksnista – book spotlight / giveaway

May 12 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway

May 13 – I’d Rather Be At The Beach – book review / giveaway

May 13 – Chit Chat with Charity – book review / author interview / giveaway

May 14 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway

May 17 – Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – book review / giveaway

May 18 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway

May 18 – The Bespectacled Mother – book review

May 19 – The Adventures Of A Travelers Wife – book review / guest post / giveaway

May 20 – Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

May 20 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review / giveaway

May 21 – Icefairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway

May 24 – I’m Into Books – book review

May 24 – Reading is My Passion – book review

May 25 –Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway

May 26 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / author interview / giveaway

May 27 – Laura’s Interests – book review / guest post / giveaway

May 27 – I Read Kid’s Books – book review / author interview /giveaway

May 28 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway

May 31 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

May 31 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway:

Lori Orlinsky’s BALLONS FOR TIGER Book Tour Giveaway

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Tour and Giveaway for Aftermath by by Terri Blackstock

Aftermath

May 10 – June 4, 2021 Tour

Synopsis:

Aftermath by Terri Blackstock

This gripping new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Terri Blackstock will leave you on the edge of your seat.

A devastating explosion.

Three best friends are at the venue just to hear their favorite band . . . but only one of them makes it out alive.

A trunk full of planted evidence.

When police stop Dustin with a warrant to search his trunk, he knows it’s just a mistake. He’s former military and owns a security firm. But he’s horrified when they find explosives, and he can’t fathom how they got there.

An attorney who will risk it all for a friend.

Criminal attorney Jamie Powell was Dustin’s best friend growing up. They haven’t spoken since he left for basic training, but she’s the first one he thinks of when he’s arrested. Jamie knows she’s putting her career on the line by defending an accused terrorist, but she’d neverA special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. abandon him. Someone is framing Dustin to take the fall for shocking acts of violence . . . but why?

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

When Dustin was pulled over and explosives were found in his car, he knew he was in trouble. Time to call his old friend he hadn’t talked to in years. Jamie was surprised to hear from Dustin but she was determined to get him put of trouble and see him through this ordeal that was caused by someone else and Dustin was getting the blame. 

Wow! This is one book I plan to read again and very soon. I have loved Terri Blackstock for many years and have read most of her books. And I think Aftermath is the best of hers so far. With characters that feel they are popping right off the pages as they develop to their max as the story unfolds. Jamie and Dustin work endlessly to try and find the real killers from the explosion but it is a very intense job. Will they ever really find the answers? Blackstock writes an exceptionally awesome story for her readers, that kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading this one. Join Ms. Blackstock in the heart wrenching adventure that will stay with you for a long time. 

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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Praise for Aftermath:

“In Aftermath, Terri Blackstock plumbs the depth of human emotion in the face of devastating tragedy, grief, and loss. Yet, she still manages to give readers her trademark suspenseful story, sweet romance, and hope for the future. From gut wrenching scenes in a cancer patient’s hospital room to seeing the world through the eyes of a young woman with a debilitating mental health disorder, Blackstock pulls no punches about human frailties. Does the end justify the means? Romantic suspense lovers won’t want to miss Aftermath.”
—Kelly Irvin, bestselling author

“Justice may be blind but that doesn’t keep it from facing mortal danger. In Aftermath, expert storyteller Terri Blackstock ratchets up the suspense in a novel that delivers on every level. Conflicts rage and loyalties are tested to the ultimate limit. Set aside plenty of time when you pick up this book—you’ll not to want to take a break.”
—Robert Whitlow, bestselling author

Book Details:

Genre: Suspense

Published by: Thomas Nelson

Publication Date: May 11th 2021

Number of Pages: 320

ISBN: 0310348587 (ISBN13: 9780310348580)

Series: Aftermath is a stand-alone novel

Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Christianbook | Goodreads

 

Read an excerpt:

Aftermath

Chapter One

Taylor Reid’s phone flashed as she snapped the selfie with her two friends, their heads touching and their backs to the stage. The shot from the third row, with the lead singer in the background and the three of them in the foreground, was perfect. No one would believe their seats were so close.

They turned around to face the band, dancing to the beat of the song they’d been listening to in the car on the way to Trudeau Hall.

Taylor quickly posted the pic, typing, “Ed Loran targets nonpoliticals for his rally with band Blue Fire. Worked on us!”

She put her phone on videotape and zoomed onto the stage.

“I don’t want it to end!” Desiree said in her ear.

“Me either!” Taylor yelled over the music.

“Maybe they’ll play again after his speech,” Mara shouted.

The song came to an end, and the crowd went crazy, begging for one more song before the band left the stage.

But an amplified voice filled the auditorium, cutting off the adulation. “Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the next president of the United States, Ed Loran!”

The crowd sounded less enthusiastic as the band left the stage and Ed Loran, the Libertarian celebrity magnet, made his entrance. Taylor kept cheering and clapping, letting her enthusiasm for the band segue to him.

It happened just as the candidate took the stage. The deafening sound, like some confusing combination of gunshot and lightning bolt, a blast that blacked out the lights and knocked her to the ground. Smoke mushroomed. Screams crescendoed—shrieks of terror, wailing pain, shocking anguish . . . then sudden, gentle silence, as if she were underwater. A loud ringing in her ears filled the void.

She peered under the seats, choking for breath as dimmer lights flickered through the smoke. Even from here, she could see the fallout of whatever had happened. Blood pooling on the ground, people hunkering down as she was, feet running . . . What was happening? An explosion? A crash? She looked around and couldn’t see her friends.

She clawed her way up and looked over the seat. Smoke and fire billowed from the stage into the crowd, and heat wafted over her like some living force invading the room. Muffled, muted sounds competed with the ringing.

Get out! Now! She dropped back down and crawled under two rows of seats until she came to someone limp on the floor. She felt herself scream but couldn’t hear her own voice. Scrambling to her feet, she went to her left to get to the aisle, but her foot slipped on something wet. She grabbed the seat next to her to steady herself, then launched into the frantic crowd in the aisle. The room seemed to spin, people whizzing by, people under her, people above her, people broken and ripped and still . . . She stepped and fell, crawled and ran, tripped and kicked her way to the bottlenecked doorway, then fought her way through it.

The ringing in her ears faded as she tumbled downstairs, almost falling into the lobby below. The sound of crying, coughing, wretching, and the roaring sound of pounding feet turned up as if some divine finger had fiddled with the volume.

She set her sights on the glass doors to the outside and pushed forward, moving through people and past the security stations they’d stopped at on the way in. She made it to the door and burst out into the sunlight.

Fresh, cool air hit her like freedom, but at first her lungs rejected it like some poison meant to stop her. At the bottom of the steps, on the sidewalk, she bent over and coughed until she could breathe.

After a moment, the crowd pushed her along toward the parking garage until she remembered that her car wasn’t there. She had parked on the street, blocks away. She forced her way out of the flow of people and ran a block south. Where was it?

She turned the corner. Her car was here, on this block. Near the Atlanta Trust Bank. Wasn’t it? Or was it the next block?

Sweat slicked her skin until she found her silver Accord. There!

She ran to it and pulled her keys out of her pocket, wishing she hadn’t lost the key fob. Her hands trembled as she stuck the key into the passenger side lock and got the door open. She slipped inside on the driver’s side, locked it behind her. Instinctively, she slid down, her head hidden as if someone were coming after her.

What just happened?

One minute they’d been taking selfies and videotaping the band, and the next they were on the floor . . .

Where were Mara and Desiree? She hadn’t even looked for them! Should she go back for them?

No, that would be insane. She could smell the smoke and fire from here. They would know to come to the car when they got out.

Call the police!

She tried to steady her hands as she swiped her phone on.

“911, what is your—”

“An explosion!” she cut in, her voice hoarse. “At the Ed Loran rally at Trudeau Hall!”

“Where are you now?” the woman asked in a voice that was robotically calm.

“I got out. There’s fire . . . People are still in there. Please send ambulances!”

“Ma’am, did you see what exploded?”

“No . . . the stage area, I think. I don’t know where my friends are. Please . . . hurry!”

“We’ve already dispatched the fire department and police, ma’am.”

She heard sirens from a few blocks away and cut off the call. She raised up, looking over the dashboard for the flashing lights. She couldn’t see any, but the sirens grew louder.

She knelt on the floorboard, her knees on her floormat and her elbows on her seat, and texted Desiree.

I’m at the car. Where are you?

No answer. She switched to a recent thread with Mara and texted again.

Got out. At car waiting. Where are you?

Nothing.

She dictated a group text to both of them.

Are you all right?

They were probably running or deaf, fighting their way out like she had. She tried calling them, but Mara’s phone rang to voicemail. When Desiree’s phone did the same, she yelled, “Call me! I’m waiting at the car and I’m scared. Where are you?” She was sobbing when she ended the call.

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Excerpt from Aftermath by Terri Blackstock.  Copyright 2021 by Terri Blackstock. Reproduced with permission from Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved.

 

Author Bio:

Terri Blackstock

Terri Blackstock has sold over seven million books worldwide and is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She has had over twenty-five years of success as a novelist. She’s the author of If I Run, If I’m Found, and If I Live, as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, Moonlighters, and the Restoration series.

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Blitz and Giveaway for Drifting by Steven M Cross

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Steven M. Cross will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Drifting brings light into the dark corners of mental health, bullying, and sexual assault.

Dean Knight has struggled against his personal demons for as long as he can remember. He thought he lost that struggle when he felt their knowing grip pull him deeper in the river, but he was saved. Saved for what? His memories are trapped within his mental illness. He hears his sister and father’s voices. The problem is, they’re dead, both killed in the same river that tried to claim Dean. As he struggles to remember, he discovers their voices aren’t pushing him to harm himself, but to discover the truth surrounding both their deaths. One person, Ella, has all the answers, but Dean can’t remember if she loved him or tried to kill him.

Roxanne “Rocky”  Rivers struggles against her own demons, not voices, but a past trauma she can’t fully remember. She only knows everyone at school thinks she’s a slut and a head-case. A razor her only release for the pain. Rocky knows no one will believe a crazy girl who tries to kill herself.

Dean and Rocky find a connection. Can they find the strength and trust to help each other when neither can survive alone?

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The police won’t get here before he kills me. My mom stirs, reaches into her pocket, gets some keys. She reaches for the table she just tripped over.

So this is the way it’s going to end? My mom gets away while her insane boyfriend murders her insane son.  Instead of fleeing though, she slips the key into one of the small drawers on the coffee table.

A crazy thought enters my head. She’s getting one of her bottles, and this has been an elaborate ruse so they can kill me and then celebrate. They’ll say I attacked him, and the police will believe it.

Danger to self and others.

She’ll get my money. He steps in front of me with his fists balled. This guy’s going to beat me to death while my mom drinks.

In the distance, sirens shriek. They won’t make it in time. I can imagine the red lights reflecting in pools of—

Blood spatters my face and foams from his mouth opened in a big O of surprise. He drops to his knees. Through the broken glass, I see cop cars flying up our road.

A gun drops from my mother’s hand.

I wonder if the bullet has gone through Paul into me, but I don’t feel any pain. He coughs again, blood gurgles from his mouth. He crumples to the floor.

The police burst through the door with guns raised just like on a cop show, only it couldn’t be any more real.

About the Author:

Steve Cross is an educator/freelance writer who lives in Poplar Bluff, MO. His credits include four young adult novels, two fantasy novels, and seven plays. He has optioned one script and sold another one. Plus, he’s finished as a quarterfinalist in Bluecat and in Fresh Voices screenwriting competition. He and his wife have one daughter and two grandchildren with whom they spend a lot of time. Cross loves Cardinals baseball, classic rock music, and character-driven movies. His favorite films are Dead Poets Society and Field of Dreams. Cross also likes to read, everything from Young Adult contemporary novels to screenplays, to horror and fantasy. At 62 and a cancer survivor, he believes his writing career is just now getting into full swing. His favorite type of screenplay to write is a psychological drama.

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Emily Lex Watercolor Products and Giveaway

ABOUT EMILY

A few years ago, I knelt on my closet floor asking God what in the world I was supposed to do with my life. I have a history of saying yes to things that aren’t really mine to do and I was ready to just be fully me. As I was praying, I heard these three simple words in my spirit: be an artist.

What does it mean to be an artist? Here’s what I’ve landed on: 

Being an artist is about making art, yes, but also more.

It is about seeing. 

It’s slowing down, paying attention, taking a breath, and noticing.

It’s using our gifts and talents and passions to love and serve, each of us in our own creative way.

For me, it’s delighting in the little things, then capturing them through scratchy pencil sketches and pretty watercolor puddles or stringing together thoughtful words as an encouragement to others.

I love being an artist.

Beauty matters. It brings peace and joy to our souls and reminds us that we are loved and God is good. 

May you find delight and encouragement here.

You can learn all about Emily and her products here.  Be sure to read about her and her lovely story in the about section.  Please write about the classes and products you received in your review.  www.EmilyLex.com

MY THOUGHTS ON THESE WATERCOLOR PRODUCTS

I love these water color note books. It is truly a most beautiful package from Emily. The prints to paint are so beautiful yet simple. The way the pages and prints are set up, it is easily for a person that’s never painted before. Yet it can be for the person who is a professional artist. This is the main thing I love about this set. And the cards are beautiful as well. They can be easily painted as well after some practice. The cards can be used with the card holder to sit on your desk each day or you can give them out one by one to those you love. There are many ways to enjoy them. My set is going to my niece who is just into watercoloring so I will post later some of the pictures she has painted.

This box of products would be an amazing gift to those who are difficult to buy for. This is what I have in mind for later and for the holidays. I’d you enjoy the beauty of watercolors, I strongly encourage you to check out this product.

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Tour and Giveaway for Someone to Trust by Lesa Henderson

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About the Book

Book:  Someone to Trust

Author: Lesa Henderson

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Release date: January 26, 2021

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Megan McCormick doesn’t leave Atlanta looking for love. Far from it. She runs to the mountain town of Laurel Crest to flee from her past and a broken heart. When she’s knocked over by Lee Grainger, handsome veterinarian and lover of small-town living, Megan’s life takes an unexpected turn.

Tired of fast-paced city life, Lee is considering a permanent move to the mountains. His run-in with Megan has him believing he’s in Laurel Crest for more than a partnership in an animal hospital.

After a case of mistaken identity is cleared up, Megan and Lee strike up a friendship. Lee is everything Megan ever wanted—smart, loyal and dedicated to his faith. But Megan has experienced deep betrayal twice, and she’s reluctant to give romance another try.

Can Megan come to terms with the secret that haunts her, get past her distrust of men, and accept the love Lee offers or will her heart be broken again?

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About the Author

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Lesa Henderson has been an avid reader since she first learned how to read and loves getting lost in the world the author creates. She’s been writing since the age of 10 and has since been published in many national magazines and is also a screenwriter. She lives in Florida with her husband Ken, their three children and a Schnauzer named Jackson.

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In Someone To Trust Megan McCormick (the heroine of the story) though very disciplined,  loves icing-filled, chocolate chip cookies.  I love the combination myself.  Especially butter-cream icing.   I’ll do an extra mile of running to have one.

She’s also a bit of a klutz and I drew some of her mishaps from my own unfortunate past episodes.  I’m a bit more graceful now but  definitely share some embarrassing incidents with Megan.   I’m also a screenwriter, so I did my best to relay Megan’s clumsiness, in a way hopefully that reader could easily see in their mind.

I wanted to tell a story of someone who was very broken by her father’s betrayal of her mother when she was a little girl.  Many of us have suffered father wounds that greatly impact us, even down the road in our lives.

As the story began forming  in my mind, I wondered what would happen if Megan became the very thing she despised her father for?  How would that impact her life?  Naturally, it would compound her distrust of men, as well as bring on self-loathing.

Of course this brought up the issue of forgiveness.  Not only the ability to forgive those who have hurt us but also the grace to forgive ourselves.

This is something Megan needs to learn.  Although, she is beautiful and caring,  her heart is cloaked in bitterness and she’s running from her past.  And we all know, sometimes our past comes back to haunt us when we least expect it.

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, May 20

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, May 21

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, May 22

For Him and My Family, May 23

deb’s Book Review, May 24

Texas Book-aholic, May 25

Splashes of Joy, May 26 (Author Interview)

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, May 26

Inklings and notions, May 27

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, May 28

Locks, Hooks and Books, May 29

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, May 30

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, May 31

Adventures of a Travelers Wife, June 1 (Author Interview)

Kayem Reads, June 1

Cultivating Us, June 2

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Lesa is giving away the grand prize package of a digital copy of the book Someone To Trust, as well as a DVD of the Film Hope Has A Name!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Zebra’s Day Out by Susan Polites and Gabrielle Scully Illustrated by Rex Patrick

Zebra’s Day Out

by Susan Polites and Gabrielle Scully Illustrated by Rex Patrick

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GENRE:   Children’s

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BLURB:

Zebra is excited when he hears that he will be going out to the cafe with Gabrielle and Gran. But there is a lot that Zebra still has to learn about days out. Is a cafe anything like the circus in the picture book? Will he like the food there? Will there be playing?

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Zebra was excited that gran was coming over to keep Gabrielle and Zebra. The restaurant she took them to didn’t work out, so they went to the park and had a picnic on the grass at the park. Then they played and played until time to go home.

This is a cute story and Zebra was the life of the party at times. If was fun having gran watch them for the day. I enjoyed these characters and following their fun day with gran. Rex Patrick does a very nice job creating the unique pictures to go along with the story, bringing the story to life. This is a great book for any child’s library and it would be fun to read to any elementary school class or daycare. I encourage you to check this book out.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Excerpt One:

One day, Zebra heard Gabrielle’s Mama say, “Gran is coming to look after you today.” Zebra was excited; he liked it when Gran came over. 

After breakfast the doorbell rang. Gabrielle opened the door and there was Gran, with a big smile on her face. Zebra thought she looked like the smiling circus clown in Gabrielle’s storybook – except without a tomato for a nose.

“Now, what shall we do today?” Gran said. 

“Play!” said Gabrielle. 

So they played with all of Gabrielle’s toys.

Even Zebra.

After a while Gran said, “I’m thirsty!” 

“Me too!” said Gabrielle.

“Let’s go to the café.” 

“Can Lucy and Rainbow and Zebra come too?” asked Gabrielle.

Gran wasn’t sure. Zebra did cause quite a lot of trouble sometimes. 

“Oh please!” Gabrielle said. 

“Zebra will promise to be good. Won’t you, Zebra?” 

But Zebra was not listening.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Susan Polites is a freelance story-writer, and her ten-year-old granddaughter Gabrielle Scully likes writing stories too. When they spend days together they often share in the adventures of Gabrielle’s toy-friends. During the pandemic lockdown in Melbourne they were unable to meet in person, so they decided to work together remotely and write down some of the toy-friends’ adventures. Gabrielle’s great-grandfather Rex Patrick, an architect and artist, had done a series of illustrations when he first heard about the adventures, and Gabrielle added some of her own drawings to make the story into an early-childhood picture book, and a family project.

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Tour and Giveaway for The Elnora Monet by Rachel Skatvold

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About the Book

Book:  The Elnora Monet

Author: Rachel Skatvold

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Release date: April 27, 2021

The Elnora Monet

Islanders call him the Elnora Monet.

Is that island speak for “pompous, arrogant jerk?”

When Carly Mulligan volunteered to make house calls on Elnora, she never imagined treating the richest cat on the islands. What other feline has his own wing in a mansion like the Belshaw Estate?

After a wrong turn in the mansion, Carly stumbles across a secret room—one filled with incredible paintings. Perhaps there’s something more to the man than she first thought.

Most people envy Jean-Luc Belshaw’s position. The heir to a lucrative business and family fortune, he should have everything he could dream of.

But Luc dreams of days past. Days when he traveled the world with his wife and painted the breathings of his soul disappeared with Angeline’s passing.  Faith and inspiration gone, he wonders if returning to France to take his place in his father’s business is the right thing to do.

Carly has a few relational demons of her own, and she’s reluctant to trust him, but Luc’s paintings draw her in even as his story touches a long-empty place in her heart.

Only God can transform two broken pasts into a work of art.

The Elnora Monet continues the Elnora Island romances of the Independence Islands Series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.
The Independence Islands Series: beach reads aren’t just for summer anymore

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About the Author

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Rachel Skatvold is a Christian author and stay-at-home mom from the Midwest. She enjoys writing inspirational romance and encouraging blogs. Rachel completed her first series, the Riley Family Legacy Novellas in 2014 and is now working on the Hart Ranch Series, set in the Montana wilderness and the Ladies of Ardena Series, set in medieval times. She is also a contributing author in the Whispers in Wyoming and Brides of Pelican Rapids Series. Other than writing, some of her hobbies include singing, reading and camping in the great outdoors with her husband and two young sons. You can find more information about Rachel and her books on her website: http://www.rachelskatvold.com.

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I so much enjoyed another trip back to Elnora Island and this one is Elnora Monet, and I thoroughly enjoyed this one. When Carly’s sister ask her to make a house call, she never imagined who owned the cat that needed attention. Luc stayed to himself as much as possible so when he found the new vet snooping around in his house he wasn’t too happy about it. And this started a whole new journey for them both.

I loved Luc and Carly’s story, though they had a lot of flaws, a lot of their past that they needed to deal with. I think Rachel Skatvold does a great job of writing this story, it sure kept my attention and I loved the cats. They reminded me of my own cat with some of the weird things and yet sweet things they did. The characters developed well in the story. I really liked Luc’s personality about his wealth. And again Skatvold does an amazing job with the way she writes Luc’s wealth into the story. This was such a fun and light story to read, with the feel of the Island and the beach and all of the surroundings. I can’t wait for the next book in this series. If you are in the mood for a good clean and fun read, this is one you will enjoy. This one is Five Stars for me!

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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Thank you for helping celebrate the release of The Elnora Monet by following this Celebration Tour hosted by Celebrate Lit. I hope you enjoy learning a little more about the characters and what inspired the story. Please follow the other stops on this tour and don’t forget to enter in the giveaway. Thank you!

It has been a wonderful experience working with the talented authors and editors in the Independence Islands Series. Each of these stories has a heartwarming message of faith and the characters always teach me something new. Ever since writing Kendall Mulligan’s story in Her Merriweather Hero, I’ve been excited to share her free-spirited younger sister’s story.

Carly had many struggles in the first book, questioning what purpose God had for her life. This time around, her feet are more grounded, but she still has some growing to do when it comes to faith. Carly has been a fun character to write about because of her witty extroverted personality and some of the humorous predicaments she ends up in…one of them including getting caught snooping around a billionaire’s mansion.

While not outspoken as Carly, I can relate to the character’s search for direction. Sometimes it is difficult learning to trust, especially during troubling times, but we can rely on God’s promises. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; don’t rely on your own intelligence. Know him in all your paths, and he will keep your ways straight.” This verse means so much to me because I know even when I can’t understand something, He is behind the scenes guiding me in the right direction. For Carly, it leads in a direction she never expects, but it is worth it in the end.

Certain parts of the story were inspired by my mom. If you have read Her Merriweather Hero, you know the Mulligan sisters are originally from New England, close to where my mom grew up. I love hearing about her memories of spending time at Nantasket Beach, drinking orange pop, and putting chips in her sandwich so they wouldn’t blow away. Even though I grew up in the Midwest, I still put chips in my own sandwich because of watching her do the same thing and her fridge is always stocked with orange pop to this day. Little bits of my mom’s childhood are weaved into this story, making it close to my heart.

I hope you have enjoyed learning a little more about characters and story behind The Elnora Monet. Now continue reading for a summary of the book and giveaway. Blessings!

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, May 10

Lakesidelivingsite, May 10

Rebekah Reads Lit, May 10

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, May 11

The Meanderings of a Bookworm, May 11

She Lives to Read, May 12

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, May 12

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, May 13

deb’s Book Review, May 13

Texas Book-aholic, May 14

Mypreciousbitsandmusings, May 14

Inklings and notions, May 15

CarpeDiem, May 15

For Him and My Family, May 16

Cultivating Us, May 16

Locks, Hooks and Books, May 17

Books and Everyday Live, May 17

Blossoms and Blessings, May 17

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, May 18

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, May 18

Lots of Helpers, May 19

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, May 19

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, May 20

Blogging With Carol , May 20

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, May 21

Godly Book Reviews, May 21

Kayem Reads, May 21

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, May 22

Connect in Fiction, May 22

Splashes of Joy, May 23

Simple Harvest Reads, May 23 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Rachel is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Tour and Giveaway for At Lighthouse Point by Suzanne Woods Fisher

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About the Book

Book:  At Lighthouse Point

Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Release date: May 4, 2021

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Blaine Grayson returns to Three Sisters Island with a grand plan–to take Camp Kicking Moose to the next level. Her dream starts to unravel when she discovers Moose Manor’s kitchen has been badly remodeled by her sister, Cam, who doesn’t know how to cook. Added to that blow is the cold shoulder given by her best friend, Artie Lotosky, now a doctor to the unbridged Maine islands.

As old wounds are opened, Blaine starts to wonder if she made a mistake by coming home. Little by little, she must let go of one dream to discover a new one, opening her heart to a purpose and a future she had never imagined.

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About the Author

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Award winning author Suzanne Woods Fisher writes for readers who have learned to expect the unexpected. With more than one million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the bestselling author of more than 30 works, ranging from novels to non-fiction books to children’s books. Currently, she lives with her very big family in the East Bay.

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Blaine couldn’t wait to get back home to Three Sisters Island and start her career as chef and have a fine dining place for others to come eat. But when she returned she was shocked at what she found. The new kitchen was a chef’s horror because it was designed by Cam, who knows nothing about cooking. But a trip to the Lighthouse sparked an interest that took root.

I love this third book to this series. And I would give anything to live near the beach. Fisher create wonderful characters, though some of them got on my nerves. Especially Cam. She’s determined to have her way despite the fact that she has no real facts about the matter. I enjoyed getting to know all of the Grayson family more and it was a pleasant surprise to see grandpa Grayson appear. I like that old man. I’m not sure if there are more.books to this series but I would love to know more of what happens to Camp Kicking Moose and especially Blaine’s dreams. This is a great read and would make and even greater summer or beach read. This one gets 5 stars from me.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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10 Curious Facts about Lighthouses

People love lighthouses. There’s just something special about those sturdy sentinels with their beacons of light, patiently sweeping the water, their mournful and haunting wail of a foghorn. Longfollow’s poem, The Lighthouse, written in 1850, captured the allure so well:

And as the evening darkens, lo! how bright,
Through the deep purple of the twilight air,
Beams forth the sudden radiance of its light,
With strange, unearthly splendor in the glare!

“Unearthly splendor.” Wow, doesn’t that hit the nail on the head? A lighthouse, to me, represents a spiritual truth: Someone’s watching out for us, looking out for the dangers ahead, and always glad to welcome us home.

Here are 10 facts about lighthouses that you might not know:

  • THE FIRST KNOWN LIGHTHOUSE was Egypt’s Pharos of Alexandria, Egypt, built in the third century B.C. The lighthouse was made from a fire on a platform to warn sailors of the port’s entrance. This lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  • THE OLDEST EXISTING LIGHTHOUSE IN THE WORLD is considered to be La Coruna in Spain that dates from ca. 20 B.C. A Roman lighthouse is located on the Cliffs of Dover in the UK that was constructed in 40 A.D.
  • THE UNITED STATES IS HOME to more lighthouses than any other country.
  • THE FIRST LIGHTHOUSE IN AMERICA was at Boston on Little Brewster Island (1716). The first keeper was George Worthylake who, sadly, was drowned, along with his wife and daughter, when returning to the island in 1718.
  • THE TALLEST LIGHTHOUSE is on Cape Hatteras, NC. Built in 1872, it reached 196 feet tall.
  • THE FIRST WEST COAST LIGHTHOUSE was built on Alcatraz Island in 1854.
  • DAYMARKS are the painted colors and patterns (diamonds, spirals and stripes) on lighthouse towers to distinguish them from each other.
  • LIGHTHOUSE KEEPING was one of the first U.S. government jobs available to women, as far back as the 19th century. Most obtained their position when their husband died or became incapacitated.
  • THE RANGE OF THE LIGHTHOUSE LIGHT produces a light seen 25 miles at sea.
  • ABOUT 700 LIGHTHOUSES are still in active use in the United States.

As I wrote the third book in the ‘Three Sisters island’ series, I just had to give that little charred lighthouse its day in the sun. It had patiently played a role in the first two books, waiting for its turn on center stage. Not only did its setting provide a very unexpected “WHAT? How did that happen?” conclusion to the series, it even stole the headline! The undisputed title: At Lighthouse Point.

Do you have a favorite lighthouse? If so, please add your picture in the comments below. Don’t forget to include its location.

Thanks for reading! Stay well, stay home, and read.

Suzanne

Blog Stops

lakesidelivingsite, May 11

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, May 11

Wishful Endings, May 11

The Avid Reader, May 12

Just Writing, May 12

The Write Escape, May 12

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, May 12

By The Book, May 13

HappyWhenReading, May 13

Mypreciousbitsandmusings, May 13

Texas Book-aholic, May 13

Inklings and notions, May 14

Cultivating Us, May 14

Blogging With Carol, May 14

Batya’s Bits , May 14

Betti Mace, May 15

Bizwings Blog, May 15

Southern Gal Loves to Read, May 15

For Him and My Family, May 15

deb’s Book Review, May 16

Jeanette’s Thoughts , May 16

HookMeInABook, May 16

Book Bites, Bee Stings, & Butterfly Kisses, May 16

Connie’s History Classroom, May 17

Lighthouse-Academy, May 17

Where Crisis & Christ Collide, May 17

Locks, Hooks and Books, May 18

Godly Book Reviews, May 18

Daysong Reflections, May 18

Mary Hake, May 18

Artistic Nobody, May 19 (Guest Review from Marilyn Ridgway)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, May 19

EmpowerMoms, May 19

SusanLovesBooks, May 19

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, May 20

Older & Smarter?, May 20

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, May 20

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, May 21

Simple Harvest Reads, May 21 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)

Splashes of Joy, May 21

Blossoms and Blessings, May 21

Through the Fire Blogs, May 22

Vicky Sluiter, May 22

Pause for Tales, May 22

Moments, May 22

She Lives To Read, May 23

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, May 23

Labor Not in Vain, May 23

Little Homeschool on the Prairie, May 24

Life, Love, Writing, May 24

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, May 24

Remembrancy, May 24

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Suzanne is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Spotlight and Giveaway for Cerebral Palsy by Ilana Estelle

Join us for this tour from May 17 to Jun 4, 2021!

Book Details:

Book TitleCerebral Palsy: ‘A Story’ Finding the Calm After the Storm
Author:  Ilana Estelle
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction, 288 pages
Genre:  memoir
Publisher:  RedDoor Press
Release date:  Feb 1, 2020
Content Rating:  G. 

 

Book Description:

Born the second of premature twins, Ilana knew she was different from a young age, but for all the wrong reasons. Part memoir, part motivational guide, this is Ilana’s open and honest journey, from an angry confused child, knowing something was wrong, but not knowing what, to the ‘real’ her – a courageous woman using her experiences and lessons to create inspiring messages about mental and physical health, positivity, resilience and change. 

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What makes your book different to other memoir/self-help books?

My book is unique as it is based on my life’s experiences around discovering I had a disability aged 46. It is written in a way so that any reader can relate to their own experiences, while it promotes positive messages without judgment or opinion.

What would you like your readers to take from your book?

I hope my readers will see that even though our life may be difficult, and that just because we start off in one place, we don’t have to stay where we are. Our lives are for us to change, and my experiences prove we can. 

My overriding message in my writing is that when we are determined, strong and steadfast and we believe in ourselves, we can change certain elements of our lives. I would like all of my readers to take away this message of positivity.

In your experience would you say there is such a thing as ‘writer’s block’?

I have heard many people talk about writer’s block, but it’s never happened to me. Personally, I think writing is a gift, if you have the ability to write; writing should come easy, but I do think there may be times in our life when we deal with stress and stressful situations, and it is perhaps in those times that we may have writer’s block, which makes it understandably, difficult to get thoughts down ‘on paper’. 

How long have you been writing for?

I first starting writing in May 2010 a few months after my cerebral palsy diagnosis so in May this year I will have been writing for 11 years. I initially started with my blog @thecpdiary and have since written this book and a number of articles for journals and magazines. I am also excited to say that my follow-on book is due to be published this summer, 2021.

What advice would you give to a new writer?

It is important for a writer to be open and honest about his or her experiences and to write from the heart with integrity and without compromise. Success in the writing and publishing world is enormously difficult to achieve, made worse by the current Covid-19 pandemic. So, my advice is measure success by personal achievement and above all else, persevere, because it’s easy to become disheartened and give up. 

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Meet the Author:

“Living with cerebral palsy is enormously difficult. But what if you never knew you had it? This is the incredible story of Ilana Estelle. Born the second of premature twins, an hour apart, from a young age Ilana knew she was different, but for all the wrong reasons. A child of the 60s,

Ilana experienced first-hand the way that disability was, so often brushed under the carpet, not spoken about. Her constant physical and mental struggles made her feel isolated, alone, frustrated, and misunderstood… and it took 46 years for her to find out why. Part memoir, part motivational guide, Cerebral Palsy: a story ‘Finding the Calm After The Storm’ is Ilana’s open and honest journey from an angry, confused child, knowing something was wrong, not knowing what was wrong, what her disability was, or that there was a diagnosis, to the ‘real’ her – a courageous woman using her experiences and lessons to create inspiring messages about mental and physical health, positivity, resilience and change.”

Connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ pinterest ~ goodreads


Tour Schedule:

May 17 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
May 17 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book spotlight
May 17 – Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight
May 18 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
May 18 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
May 18 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
May 19 – Man of la Book – A Bookish Blog – book spotlight / giveaway
May 20 – Westveil Publishing – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
May 21 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
May 24 – My Journey Back – book spotlight / giveaway
May 24 – Hall Ways Blog – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
May 25 – Pick a Good Book – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
May 26 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
May 26 – She Just Loves Books – book spotlight / giveaway
May 27 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book spotlight / giveaway
May 28 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
May 31 – Leels Loves Books – book spotlight
Jun 1 – Book World Reviews – book spotlight
Jun 1 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Jun 2 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jun 3 – Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jun 4 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book spotlight / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway: 

 
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Tour and Giveaway for Hooked On You by Kathleen Fuller

Hooked On You JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Hooked On You by Kathleen Fuller, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Hooked On YouTitle: Hooked On You

Series: Maple Falls Romance #1

Author: Kathleen Fuller

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Release Date: May 11, 2021

Genre: Contemporary Romance (clean/sweet)

She never wanted to come back. He never wants to leave. The town of Maple Falls has plans for them both.

Riley McAllister is living the dream in New York City . . . if the dream means being a struggling mixed-media artist, part-time food delivery driver, and having a carefully curated social media to hide all of the above. She refuses to admit defeat and move back to small-town Maple Falls, but when her grandmother breaks her leg sliding into third base during a softball game (she was safe, by the way), Riley reluctantly agrees to go home and help the woman who raised her—while secretly hoping she can convince Mimi to sell her house and yarn shop and move in with a good friend. Then Riley can return to her new life in NYC, on her own and for good.

But Mimi has her own plans, which include setting Riley up with local baseball star Hayden Price, who returned to Maple Falls after an injury ended his major league career. Now he works at his father’s hardware store, coaches the church softball team, and worries about the declining town. It’s not the life he dreamed of having.

With a little meddling and a lot of kindness from the town, Hayden and Riley find themselves unexpectedly falling for each other as they discover the true meaning of home.

Welcome to Maple Falls, where everyone knows your name and your business.

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I always enjoy a good hometown story and this is one of the best. And I love Kathleen Fuller books as well so I knew this one was going to be amazing, and it is. I enjoyed getting to know Riley and Hayden, as their lives kept merging together they wanted it to or not. Kathleen Fuller does a great job of creating her characters and making them feel like real people. As I continues reading the story, I kept feeling I was reading about friends and not characters in a book. Riley’s Mimi is probably my favorite character. I love her feisty attitude and the way she encouraged more of Reily and Hayden. And breaking her leg gives her more time and opportunity to get the two together. As the couple spend more time together their attraction for each other grows, but can they really be happy with their different lifestyles? Especially with Riley going back to the big city. I give this one Five Stars. And I forgot to mention the yarn shop. I love to crochet so I would love to go to this quaint little shop for a visit just to see what yarn she has. I strongly encourage you to pick up a copy of this book for yourself. You are sure to enjoy.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kathleen Fuller

With over a million copies sold, USA Today Bestselling author Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including the Hearts of Middlefield novels, the Middlefield Family novels, the Amish of Birch Creek series, and the Amish Letters series as well as a middle-grade Amish series, the Mysteries of Middlefield. Visit her online at KathleenFuller.com

CONNECT WITH KATHLEEN: Website | Facebook | Instagram


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(3) winners will receive a print copy of Hooked On You by Kathleen Fuller!

Hooked On You JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight May 17, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on May 24, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Tour and Giveaway for The Adventures of Molly and Ollie: Moving day

Join us for this tour from May 10 to May 21, 2021!Book Details:

Book Title:  The Adventures of Mollie & Ollie: Moving Day by Sally Beale
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  38 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:   March, 2021
Book available in hardback
Content Rating:  G for everyone.

Book Description:

Every child experiences change in their life. Moving can be difficult, but in

this Mom’s Choice award-winning book, when eight-year-old Molly Day meets a new friend, a magical owl named Oliver Winston Howell III, her move to a new house in a new town becomes easier than she expected. Be on the lookout for Molly and Ollie’s next adventure!

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I encourage you to read this interview with Sally Beale

  • Do you find it more challenging to write the first book in a series or to write the subsequent novels?

I think it is more challenging to write the first book in a series because a lot of time is spent on character development, not just for the first book, but thinking ahead to other books. I really got to know Molly and Ollie myself in the first book, and I was excited to introduce them to my readers. I see inspiration for stories all around me, so writing new books comes fairly easily. I have 4 more in various stages of completion now.

  • When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I first considered myself a writer when Moving Day was released, and I was standing in my dining room holding a copy in my hands. I couldn’t get over the fact that I had created something that now others could enjoy. However, now that I’ve had time to think about it, I realize I became a writer as soon as I first started writing The Adventures of Molly & Ollie. 

  • What does success mean to you? 

Success for me was hearing for the first time that a child loved the book. Obviously, I want the book to be successful in the traditional sense of selling well, but my motivation was always to tell my stories and share the things I’ve learned over my long, adventurous life in a way that could encourage children and help them grow. As the first few reviews started coming in, while I was happy to be getting positive reviews, I was most excited by the ones that specifically mentioned the parts the children enjoyed. My absolute favorites are those with pictures of children with their eyes lit up. Seeing those smiles is what makes me feel successful.

  • What advice would you give to those who are interested in writing but have not yet taken the plunge.

Just start writing your stories! Everyone has something to share, but sometimes we try to wait until we think we’ve got it all figured out before we start. Well, I’m a gray-haired grandma, and I can tell you that we never get it all figured out, so just start anyway. Even when you’ve not sure where it will end, that’s fine, just start with the beginning. And once you start writing, that will fuel your confidence to write more.

  • Have you ever been on any sports teams? If so, what sport?

I was more of a band kid in high school, but later, as an adult, I was on a church soft ball team. They needed one more person to make up their team, so they talked me into playing. I did not actually play much…I was afraid of the ball! I mostly just stood out in the field and got out of the way when someone came running over. Needless to say, it was a very short-lived career. I did enjoy cheering the team on from the stands!

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Molly was sad because today was moving day. She didn’t want to leave her home, their backyard, her friends, but she had no choice. She watches as the movers come and take all of their boxes, and soon it was time to leave. Arriving at her house, she meets Ollie the Owl who helps her understand and feel better about her move.
The Adventures of Molly and Ollie: Moving Day is a cute story for children who have to leave their friends and home and move to a different place. Kids will learn to love and get use to their new home and find friends. Cheryl Crouthamel does a fabulous job creating the illustrations for this book. All of the cute little animals and the characters are just adorable. Each page matches what is written there, and the beautiful pictures and colors make the story come to life. This is one you sure want to get for your child. It would be perfect for any school room or library.
A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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Meet the Author:

The Adventures of Molly & Ollie: Moving Day was inspired by Beale’s own experiences as a young child. Her father’s occupation required that her family move across the country every two years. Beale’s childhood was filled with adventures that captured her imagination in each new home. She continued her passion for adventure while raising her two daughters and working as a costume designer for local theaters. Now she is channeling her sense of fun and her youthful spirit into her children’s stories. Beale is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). The Adventures of Molly & Ollie: Moving Day, a Mom’s Choice Award winner, is the first book in the Molly & Ollie

series.

connect with the author: website ~ instagram ~ goodreads

 
Tour Schedule:

May 10 – Reading is My Passion – book review / author interview
May 10 – Pick a good book – book review / author interview / giveaway
May 10 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
May 11 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
May 11 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / author interview / giveaway
May 12 – She Just Loves Books – book review / author interview / giveaway
May 12 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
May 13 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
May 13 – Icefairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
May 14 – Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – book review / guest post / giveaway
May 14 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway
May 17 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review / giveaway
May 17 – My Journey Back – book review / giveaway
May 18 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
May 18 – Laura’s Interests – book review / guest post / giveaway
May 18 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review / giveaway
May 19 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway
May 19 – The Bespectacled Mother – book review / author interview
May 19 – Booking With Janelle – book review / author interview / giveaway
May 20 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
May 20 – Lisa’s Reading – book review / guest post / giveaway
May 21 – The Adventures of a Travelers Wife – book review / guest post / giveaway
May 21 – I’m Into Books – book review / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway:

 

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Tour and Giveaway for Patti Cake by Donielle Ingerdoll

Inside the Book:

Title: Patti Cake
Author: Donielle Ingersoll
Publisher: iUniverse
Genre: Inspirational Romance
Format: Ebook

All Patti Murray asked the Lord for was help in finding a God-fearing husband who would be a good provider for her and the family she hoped to raise. Oh, and if he were tall, dark, and handsome, that wouldnt be so bad either. Aside from this goal, she wanted to continue to grow her cake decorating business. This would give her the opportunity to exercise her unique creative talent and earn a little money on the side while being a full-time mommy. However, when one of her exquisite wedding cakes comes to the attention of a national celebrity, Patti is suddenly thrust into the exotic world of the rich and famous and a whole new chance for romance. Was this Gods plan all along?

Author Donielle Ingersolls Patti Cake: An Inspirational Romance, ventures into the world of this witty cake decorator as she has humorous encounters with a tall dark stranger. Enter her kitchen and watch as she creates her magical cake creations. Join her as she tries to fit into the dazzling world of the elite. Youll empathize with her as she struggles with intense, conflicting emotions as secrets from her deep, dark past come bubbling to the surface. And be with Patti as she makes the decision to marry for love or love and money.

Youll be able to create your own versions of Pattis delectable desserts because Patti Cake: An Inspirational Romance includes recipes. Enjoy them as you follow Patti on her journey to find love.
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Donielle Ingersoll was gifted with a double portion of creativity and an active imagination. Located in the western portion of the United States, this author brings a unique view of God’s guidance in our lives to readers who love spiritual romance and adventure. Sometimes it is good to see life through the eyes of others.

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Giveaway

Donielle is giving away a $25 Gift Card!

Terms & Conditions:
  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $25 Gift Certificate to the e-retailer of your choice
  • This giveaway begins May 17 and ends on May 28.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on May 29.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.

Good luck everyone!

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Tour Schedule

Monday, May 17
Book featured at Review From Here
Book featured at Literal Exposure
Tuesday, May 18
Book featured at The Writer’s Life
Book featured at As the Pages Turn
Wednesday, May 19
Book featured at Splashes of Joy
Book featured at Personovelty
Thursday, May 20
Book featured at Blogher
Book featured at SheWrites
Friday, May 21
Book featured at A Title Wave
Book featured at I’m Shelf-ish
Monday, May 24
Book featured at Straight From the Author’s Mouth
Book featured at Read My First Chapter
Tuesday, May 25
Book featured at The Dark Phantom
Book featured at The Book Rack
Wednesday, May 26
Book featured at The Zen Reader
Book featured at Inkslinger’s Opus
Thursday, May 27
Book featured at All Inclusive Retort
Book featured at A Taste of My Mind
 
Friday, May 28
Book featured at Bent Over Bookwords
Book featured at Feeling a Draft

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