A Gift From Above by Rachel J. Good

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Book title: Gift from Above

Purcase Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079W2QZSN

Back Cover Copy:

Sarah Esh’s peaceful life turns upside down one afternoon when a parachutist crash-lands on her family’s farm. The stranger insists his life is in danger and begs her to keep his presence secret. Sarah’s promise tangles her in a web of deceit that endangers innocent people, ruins her best friend’s reputation, and tears apart the Amish community. After she discovers the man’s true purpose, Sarah must confess her mistake and repair the damage she’s done. But how can she admit the truth to Jacob Zook knowing it will end their relationship?

Although he was jilted by Sarah’s older sister, Jakob finds himself attracted to Sarah’s kindness and honesty. Her innocence and gentle spirit encourage him to open his heart. Then he discovers the deep secrets Sarah’s been hiding—secrets that destroyed his family and now threaten their love.

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This Amish story starts off quite different than most I have read. A Gift From Above is the second book in this series and it features Sarah, the more shy one if the Esh family. But when a flying man lands on their property near Sarah, her life certainly makes some drastic changes. For one, this stranger wants Sarah to keep it a secret that he is there. But that proved to be the wrong thing to do.

I love Rachel Good’s Amish books because they take a twist from other Amish stories I have read. This one captured my interest from the start, from the parachutist landing in the Esh yard, to the lies that were told, to the real answers, this story takes readers on a journey that will keep you on the edge if your seats and keep you guessing until the end. 

And though I enjoyed all of these amazing characters created by Ms. Good, Sarah and Jakob are my favorite. Sarah has such a kind and caring heart that shows throughout this book just as did the super nice guy Jakob is show. Overall this is a sweet Amish read with twists that make it quite the mystery. If you enjoy Amish, you will enjoy 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.




USA Today bestselling author RACHEL J. GOOD writes life-changing, heart-tugging novels of faith, hope, and forgiveness. She grew up near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the setting for her Amish novels. Striving to be as authentic as possible, she spends time with her Amish friends, doing chores on their farm and attending family events.

Rachel is the author of several Amish series in print or forthcoming – the bestselling Love & PromisesSisters & FriendsUnexpected Amish BlessingsSurprised by Love (2021), and two books in Hearts of Amish Country – as well as the Amish Quilts Coloring Books. In addition, she has stories in many anthologies, including Love’s Thankful Heart, Love’s Christmas Blessings, Plain Everyday HeroesLove’s Truest Hope, and the forthcoming Amish Christmas Twins (September 2020) with Shelley Shepard Gray and Loree Lough. She is also the coauthor of the Prayerful Author Journey: Inspirational Yearly Planner.


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The Keeper of Nereth Book Blast

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About the Book

The Keeper of Nereth

Series: The Nereth Trilogy
Genre:  Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical, Mideval
Publisher: English Trails Publishing, LLC
Publication date: May 26, 2020

Springtime has returned to Nereth, and a sense of hope continues to spread throughout the land. The people remain industrious and content as their fears of Raelin fade into distant memory.

Back at her farm, Edlyn has nearly completed the restoration of her childhood home. When the time comes for her to meet again with the Council of Nereth, Maddock surprises Edlyn by arriving at her farm to accompany her to the capitol. Their happy reunion is cut short, however, by the alarming news that many of Nereth’s teenagers have suddenly disappeared.

As the council members hurriedly convene in the capitol, they discover that the situation is even worse than they feared: Raelin has returned and is plotting her final attack to regain control of the land. Now Edlyn, Maddock, and their stalwart friends must lead the last fight against Raelin to stop the ghost queen from taking control of Nereth forever.​

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1) Traveling in Europe

2) The scent of freshly mowed grass

3) Stargazing

4) Musicals

5) The sound of the ocean

6) Christmastime

7) Playing the piano

8) Taking walks

9) All things autumn

10) Hot chocolate

Snippet from the Book

Edlyn worked down a swallow and forced herself to ask the one question she dreaded most. “Maddock, you do not…I mean, do you suspect the reason for the teenagers’ absence is…

            “Because of Raelin?” Maddock removed his hand from her shoulder and set it on the hilt of his dagger. “As I said, we need to leave for the capitol without delay.”

            A shudder ran down Edlyn’s spine. “I will meet you at the end of the lane in thirty minutes.”

Snippet 2

All was silence. Maddock released Edlyn’s hand and began turning slowly in a circle to survey the clearing. Edlyn dropped her hands to her knees and bent at the waist, working to catch her breath. Harper collapsed shakily against a tree, her face pale and her eyes wide. Peyton wearily wiped the perspiration from his brow with one hand while placing the other on the hilt of his axe.

After a long time, Edlyn stood up straight and joined Maddock in taking in the sight of the unknown forest that encircled them. She shivered as the reality of their situation sunk in.

            They were alone. They were lost. And they were fleeing from a cursed army that they could not fight and did not know how to defeat. The final war against Raelin had begun.

Author Interview for Library Lady’s Kid Lit

1. When did you first know you wanted to be an author?

I first knew I wanted to be an author in early elementary school. I loved writing stories, and I was always filling up pages and pages of notebook paper with my tales. My elementary school teachers were very kind to frequently invite me to read my stories to the class. I’ll always be grateful for those teachers’ influence and encouragement.  

2. When you are not writing, what other hats do you wear? What do you do for fun?

When I’m not writing, some of the things I enjoy are playing the piano, singing, riding my bike, talking my dog on walks, spending time with my husband, working in the garden, stargazing with my telescope, reading (of course!), and traveling as much as I can.  

3. Who did you have in mind as you wrote the book?

With THE KEEPER OF NERETH, and the entire Nereth trilogy, I was writing for early teen and mature tween readers. I remember being that age and getting swept up in wonderful books, such as the Chronicles of Prydain, Anne of Green Gables, and The Phantom Tollbooth. One of my main motivations for deciding to write professionally, in fact, was to provide that age group with the same types of wholesome, wonderful stories like I grew up with. It’s something that’s important to me, and it truly makes my day when I hear from a young reader who loved one of my books.  

4. As a former K-12 school librarian I have to ask – what is your favorite children’s book?

Tough Question! I don’t know if I could pick an all-time favorite children’s book! Some of my favorites over the course of my elementary school years include those mentioned above, such as anything by LM Montgomery, the Phantom Tollbooth, and the Chronicles of Prydain. I also loved The Westing Game, Beverly Cleary’s books, and Matilda. I could go on and on!  

5. What advice would you give to a child or teen who wants to be a writer?  

Do it! Don’t be shy. Write down the stories that are in your head, and have fun. And keep writing . . . like any other skill or talent, the more you do it, the better you get!  



About the Author


TJ Amberson hails from the Pacific Northwest, where she lives with her husband and nutty cocker spaniel. Her most recent novels include The Kingdom of Nereth, The Council of Nereth, Fusion, and Love at Lakewood Med. When she’s not writing, TJ can probably be found enjoying a hot chocolate, pretending to know how to garden, riding her bike, playing the piano, or surfing the Internet for cheap plane tickets.
With a love of writing in multiple genres, TJ Amberson strives to provide well-written, age-appropriate, and original novels for tweens, teens, and new adults.

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Chemicals and Christians by Martha McLaughlin


About the Book


Book:  Chemicals and Christians

Author: Martha McLaughlin

Genre: Non-fiction

Release Date: January 31, 2020


“Just because you’re set apart doesn’t mean you’re set aside.”

Martha McLaughlin and her husband served as international missionaries for 10 years, ministering in a variety of ways, including helping to identify unreached people groups. When her physical breakdown forced them to return to the USA, she feared it was the end of her missionary journey. But instead, God told her, “Just because you’re set apart doesn’t mean you’re set aside.”

Today Martha feels called to try to help a different kind of unreached people group: the isolated sufferers of toxic illness, a growing but largely invisible population. Yet, like the canaries once used in coal mines to detect poisonous gases, they are a wake-up call to the effects of the thousands of chemicals used daily in our modern society.

Expertly researched and written, Chemicals and Christians: Compassion and Caution is loaded with valuable information and biblical counsel for hope and avoiding harm in our increasingly chemicalized environment. It provides steps for biblical health management, offers practical resources, and shows Christians ways to help.



I have read a lot about chemicals and what they do to your body, so when I saw this book I wanted to read it to see what this author has to say. Chemicals and Christian’s is a very interesting book with a boatload of valuable information. More than likely, there is something in this book for everyone. This covers about every chemical there is out there. And not only does this book go deep in the study if these chemicals, it offers many tips for alternatives. Many tips on how to live without these chemicals that bother our everyday life. Also at the end of this book, you will find a wealth of resources to help you find products that you can use, safe products that will make your life chemical free.

Arthur Martha McLaughlin is an expert in this field, being sensitive to many chemicals and having learned how to make her life chemical free, so she knows where to find products, and she list these places in her book. Also, I like that she has notes on each chapter that help so much. She has beautifully outlined everything for us, we just have to use her book in the way she has written it to be used. You will find many scripture along the way to help with each chapter and the challenges it gives. I appreciate this book and will be keeping it for a reference to come to when I need it. A lot of the chemicals mentioned in this book I am not sensitive to, but I found info about many smells that do bother me. And I am very happy to have thos resource to fall back on to help with these. I wish everyone could read this book. You may be like me and learn things you wish you had know a long time ago! I strongly encourage you to check this one 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.


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About the Author


A professional writer since 2006 with a BS and an MEd, Martha has had more than 500 articles published. Alongside her husband, she served as a missionary in South America from the late ‘80s through the late ‘90s. A widow with two young adult sons, Martha lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and enjoys outdoor activities.


More from Martha

When people talk about taking the road less traveled, the implication is generally that there was a choice involved. I’ve made choices at times to wander down lonely trails, such as deciding to become a missionary and move to a country in crisis. Water and electricity were rationed, grocery store shelves were empty, a cholera epidemic raged, the president disbanded congress, inflation hit 10,000 percent, and active terrorist bombing shook our house on a regular basis. Most mission organizations and all non-essential embassy personnel left the country and those of us who chose to stay found ourselves on a very sparsely populated path.

At other times in my life I’ve ended up on roads less traveled not by any decision of my own, but by circumstances beyond my control. During my decade of missionary service, my health steadily declined and I was forced to return to the States to look for help. It wasn’t easy to find, but I eventually learned that Lyme disease, mold exposure, and the chemical onslaughts of a third-world megacity had overwhelmed my detoxification system. I discovered I could climb out of bed and function if I avoided anything that would make my full metaphorical barrel of toxins overflow. I also discovered that was much easier to do in theory than in practice because of the overabundance of untested and unregulated chemicals in common, everyday products.

My health condition introduced me to a world of chemically sensitive people, all of us living isolated lives, unable to safely access most medical care, shopping, schools, and churches. I’d been deeply saddened at having to leave the mission field and wondered why God had removed my ability to serve, but not the sense of call I felt. I gradually began to understand that I still had a calling, but to a different population. I felt God asking me to speak for people who are generally unseen and unheard. I want the Christian church to not only see us, but to find ways to open their doors and provide the spiritual nourishment and connection we so desperately need.

As I was discovering the needs of the chemically sensitive population, I was also learning how quickly it’s growing and how easy it is for anyone to join. I began to understand the connection between everyday chemical exposures and common mental and physical health conditions and symptoms. So the other side of my call is to warn healthy people, or those who haven’t yet connected their chemical exposures and health complaints, that it’s wise to be careful – that being a good steward of the physical body doesn’t just mean getting eating, sleeping, exercise, and relaxation right, but that avoiding toxins is a huge piece of the puzzle.

I’m not someone who always had a burning desire to write a book. I wrote it because I had something to say and a conviction that God wanted me to say it. I want healthy people to stay that way, and I want chemically ill people to be seen, heard, and reached with God’s love. My deep desire is for Chemicals and Christians to help save people from unnecessary suffering.

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I AM by Diane Stortz


About the Book


Book:  I AM

Author: Diane Stortz

Genre:  Juvenile nonfiction, Bible stories

Release Date: 2016


Creator, Comforter, Healer, Friend. God’s names tell us who He is, what He is like, and what He does. This beautiful book covers 40 of the Bible’s many names and descriptive titles for God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, including Jehovah Jireh, The Lord My Shepherd, Immanuel, Rabbi, and I AM.
Through Bible stories, short devotions, and prayers, children discover the meaning of each name and how it relates to their lives. As they develop understanding of God’s character and His love for them, children will grow to know, love, and trust the great I AM more and more.
”Those who know your name put their trust in you.” –Psalm 9:10



I Am is a beautiful Bible story book inside and out. I really like that it teaches children the many names of Jesus. Each lesson has scripture and a Bible story that tells about each name and its meaning and how it relates to their lives. I also like that there are several stories that I don’t see much in children’s Bible story books. The Day of Pentecost is a fun and interesting story that I’m not sure I have seen in any children’s story books, and so think the children will have a great time learning this. There are several more, but I will let you find them when you are reading.

Not only do I like these stories, the illustrations on each page are stunningly beautiful! As I read page after page, I couldn’t help but think of little one as they had the stories read to them, looking at these beautiful pictures. What fun it is to have such pretty pictures to look at. And Oh, the stories your child will be able to tell just from looking at those pictures. I highly recommend I Am by Diane Stortz!

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


Diane Stortz is a multipublished author who writes to make God’s wonders known to the next generation. Her children’s releases include the best-selling Say & Pray Bible and I AM: 40 Reasons to Trust God, both from Tommy Nelson. Diane’s books for women, A Woman’s Guide to Reading the Bible in a Year and Encountering God’s Heart for You, both from Bethany House, encourage women to get to know God through His Word, the Bible. Diane and her husband have two married daughters and five grandchildren—all boys! Visit her at www.DianeStortz.com.


More from Diane

You can often guess someone’s age by considering their name. Diane, for example, was popular in the 1950s, so . . . that tells you something about me.

But God’s personal name? Well, it’s ageless. Just like Him.

When Moses met God at the burning bush and received the task of leading the Israelites out of Egypt, he wasn’t exactly thrilled at first. He peppered God with questions, including, “When I tell the people that I met you here and you gave me this assignment, they’re going to want to know your name. What should I tell them?”

The Israelites had just about forgotten who the God of their fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob was.

But God hadn’t forgotten them. Not at all. God told Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. . . . Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you’” (Exodus 3:14).

I AM WHO I AM. I always have been. I will always be. I will never change.

Choosing a book title is rarely easy, and choosing a title for this book about the names of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit took a long time. I couldn’t be more grateful to the Tommy Nelson publishing team who developed and settled on the title I AM: 40 Reasons to Trust God.

My prayer for every child who reads this book and every family that goes through the book together, and for myself: May we all grow mightily in our understanding of who God is and our relationship with Him! As Psalm 9:10 says, “Those who know your name put their trust in you.”

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The Lady and the Mountain Man by Misty M. Beller

The Lady and the Mountain Man

Genre: Christian historical romance

Title: The Lady and the Mountain Man

Author Name: Misty M. Beller

Series Info: (The Mountain Series, Book 1)

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Hook: When a murder plot forces a Southern belle onto a ranch in the wild Montana mountains, love is the last thing she expects to find.

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  • Back cover

  • Leah Townsend, a recently orphaned heiress, flees Richmond after discovering her fiancé’s plot to kill her after their wedding. She needs a safe place to hide, and finds herself accepting a newspaper marriage proposal from a God-fearing young rancher in the Montana Territory. But when Leah arrives at the mountain ranch, she learns her intended husband was killed by a grizzly, leaving behind a bitter older brother and a spunky younger sister.When Gideon Bryant finds an eastern lady standing in his log cabin, his first thought is to send her back where she came from. He’s lost too many people to the wild elements of these mountains––his parents, his wife, and now his brother. His love for this untamed land lives on, but he’s determined not to open his heart to another person.But when an accident forces Leah to stay at the ranch for seven more months, can Gideon protect his heart from a love he doesn’t want? Has Leah really escaped the men who seek her life?



Rich girl answers mail order bride add makes for an intriguing story. And as Misty Beller for the author, I knew this one would be a most fantastic read. And it certainly was!!

After her father passed away, Leah Townsend fears for her life and ends up answering a mail order Bride ad she sees while looking for a job. But upon her arrival to the Montana Territory, finds her soon to be husband lost his battle with a grizzly. Her plans altered finds her staying in Montana for an extended time. Thankfully she gets along with Mariam, the sister because the brother of her intended was so filled with anger and bitterness because of loosing the people he loves to this land that he loves. There is no way he wants to even get to know anyone else he may loose.

Another amazing read from author Misty Beller. She writes these ‘life in the rough mountains’ stories like no one else. I love these Montana characters she has created. Abd I love that Leah found people she could love as family. Her entire journey was interesting, and especially her trip to the ranch with ‘ol Mose. He was truly my favorite character. Leah spends a good amount of time with him as they make their way to the ranch. And I loved every minute of it. He reminded me so much of my grandaddy! And after she is at the Bryant Ranch, I enjoyed watching the growth of each character as the story unfolds. I loved reading the details of Montana in the 1800’s, and the beauty of the land. There is really nothing I didn’t like about this story.

One other thing I was impressed with is the way Leah fully trusted God with her life, and how she used her Bible as a Roadmap ad to what God wanted for her life. And it’s all in the Misty Beller style, not preachy, just a gentle weaving of the Christian life into the lives of her characters.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting a nice clean read. But the 1800’s Montana living was kind of rough, so if this is enjoyful for you, this read is a must!

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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  • Author Bio:

  • Misty M. Beller is a USA Today bestselling author of romantic mountain stories, set on the 1800s frontier and woven with the truth of God’s love. She was raised on a farm in South Carolina, so her Southern roots run deep. Growing up, her family was close, and they continue to keep that priority today. Her husband and children now add another dimension to her life, keeping her both grounded and crazy.God has placed a desire in Misty’s heart to combine her love for Christian fiction and the simpler ranch life, writing historical novels that display God’s abundant love through the twists and turns in the lives of her characters. 



Dead Silence by: Robin Caroll


About the Book


Book:  Dead Silence

Author: Robin Caroll

Genre: Christian Suspense

Release Date: June 2020


Political games can be deadly…

Elise Carmichael is a court sign language interpreter who reads lips all the time. As a widow with a young son who is deaf, lip reading is simply second nature, until the day she reads the lips of someone on the phone discussing an attempt to be made on a senator’s life—a senator who just happens to be her mother-in-law. Before she can decide what she needs to do, she receives the information that her son is rushed to the ER and she must leave. Then she later sees the news report that her mother-in-law has been shot and killed. But when she comes forward, her life, as well as her son’s life, may now be in the crosshairs of the assassin.



Wow, this book is amazing!! Robin Carrol is an amazing writer and this may be the best book I’ve read from her! Lip reading can be a really good thing to be able to do, that is until Elise Carmichael read the lips if someone plotting to kill a senator, which happens to be Elise’s mother in law. Then this thriller takes off!!

I fell in love with Elise and her son, who is deaf. After loosing her husband, her son was all she had left and nothing could happen to him. But after she tells what happened, she starts getting threats on her life, and then her sons life. Something had to be done. I really like the way Ms. Carrol incorporates family into this story. It give this story a warm feeling, even though so much wrong was going on. And weaving faith in the lives of these characters makes an even better story.

There is so much going on in this story, trying to find the senators murderer, and the person responsible for the threats on Elise’s and her sons life. But yet the story is a fun one to read. I love the writing style of this author, making her books so enjoyable to read. And Dead Silence falls at the top of the list for me. I will definitely be checking for Ms. Carrols other book in the future. If you enjoy a super good Christian fiction thriller, I highly recommend this one to you. I hope you love it as much as I did!!

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



“I love boxing. I love Hallmark movies. I love fishing. I love scrapbooking. Nope, I’ve never fit into the boxes people have wanted to put me in.” Robin Caroll is definitely a contradiction, but one that beckons you to get to know her better. Robin’s passion has always been to tell stories to entertain others and come alongside them on their faith journey—aspects Robin weaves into each of her twenty-five-plus published novels. When she isn’t writing, Robin spends quality time with her husband of nearly three decades, her three beautiful daughters and two handsome grandsons, and their character-filled pets at home. Robin gives back to the writing community by serving as executive director/conference director for ACFW. Her books have been recognized in such contests as the Carol Award, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, RT Reviewer’s Choice Award, Bookseller’s Best, and Book of the Year. You can find out more about Robin by visiting http://www.robincaroll.com.



More from Robin

Hi, there. . .Robin here. I’m getting so excited for the release of my thirty-fourth novel, DEAD SILENCE. I have to say, I love this book. The heroine is strong, yet flawed. Her love for her son—willing to do anything to protect him is a mother’s instinct I relate to so well, having three daughters and two grandsons. The love of a mother for her child is so ingrained in me that I wanted to share that in a story.


I’ve been asked why I opted for a heroine who is an ASL translator and who has a deaf son. Many years ago, I became friends with someone who is deaf. She shared with me some of her frustrations, but also how her way of life is in comparison to mine. It got me to thinking that being deaf could be thought of as a disability but could also be used as an advantage…it was all in how you looked at it. My friend shared many stories of how she “eavesdropped” by reading lips and learned much about people and how they reacted to issues, enough that it led her into her career field today—a counselor, specializing in providing therapy for the hearing impaired as they live in a hearing world. I hope that I portrayed my characters in this positive light.


While I’m a Louisiana girl at heart, I reside in Little Rock, the capitol city for Arkansas. Since Bill and Hilary Clinton lived here and claimed it home before Bill was President, we have many political plans and posturing here. I saw it as a perfect backdrop for this particular story with the political undercurrents running rampant throughout the story.


I hope that you enjoy reading DEAD SILENCE as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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Hebrews 12 Endurance, June 23

Betti Mace, June 24

Remembrancy, June 24

Older & Smarter?, June 24

Inklings and notions, June 25

Read Review Rejoice, June 25

Through the Fire Blogs, June 26

Splashes of Joy, June 26

HookMeInABook, June 26

For Him and My Family, June 27

Mary Hake, June 27

Simple Harvest Reads, June 28 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, June 28

amandainpa, June 28

Worthy2Read, June 29

Pause for Tales, June 29

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 30

Hallie Reads, June 30

Daysong Reflections, July 1

Lights in a Dark World, July 1

Quiet Quilter, July 2

Locks, Hooks and Books, July 2

Maureen’s Musings, July 2



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The Killing Tide Author: Dani Pettrey


About the Book


Book:  The Killing Tide

Author: Dani Pettrey

Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense

Release Date: August 2019

When one Coast Guard officer is found dead and another goes missing, Coast Guard Investigative Service special agent Finn Walker faces his most dangerous crime yet. His only clues are what little evidence remains aboard the dead officer’s boat, and the direction the clues point to will test Finn and the Guard to their limits.

When investigative reporter–and Finn’s boss’s sister–Gabby Rowley arrives, her unrelenting questions complicate an already volatile situation. Now that she’s back, the tug on Finn’s heart is strong, but with the risks she’s taking for her next big story, he fears she might not live through it.

Thrown together by the heinous crime, Finn and Gabby can’t ignore the sparks or judgments flying between them. But will they be able to see past their preconceptions long enough to track down an elusive killer, or will they become his next mark?



I love a good suspense/thriller, and this was a really good one to read! Gabby has threats on her life so her brother brings her home to stay with a neighbor friend, Coast Guard Investigative Service special agent Finn Walker. Who was involved in searching for the killer of two good friends. The thrills just keep getting better.

I have read many books by Dani Pettrey so I knew this one was going to be a good one. The realistic characters were easy to fall in love with. Well, Gabby did get on my nerves a bit because she couldn’t seem to listen to anyone. But she was still likeable, for me. There are several murders going on here, drug dealers, things that are usually involved in thrillers, and the author handled these things well. A few things were a little graphic and I had to skim through those parts, but again, things that happen in suspense/thrillers! Just want you to beware! And the story will sure keep you on the edge of your seat! I read this one in less than two days. I hated having to put it down in order to do other things but I had to!

Dani Pettrey is an awesome writer, one of the best when it comes to this genre! And I appreciate that she does weave faith in the lives of her characters. If you enjoy a good thriller, this one is for you. I highly recommend The Killing Tide to anyone who loves this genre.

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


Praised by New York Times best-selling author Dee Henderson as “a name to look for in romantic suspense,” Dani Pettrey has sold more than half a million copies of her novels to readers eagerly awaiting the next release. Dani combines the page-turning adrenaline of a thriller with the chemistry and happy-ever-after of a romance.

Her novels stand out for their “wicked pace, snappy dialogue, and likable characters” (Publishers Weekly), “gripping storyline[s],” (RT Book Reviews), and “sizzling undercurrent of romance” (USA Today).

She researches murder and mayhem from her home in Maryland. For more information visit www.danipettrey.com


More from Dani

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Pettrey kicks off her new Coastal Guardians series with an intense blend of suspense, love, and faith. The Killing Tide features romance that’s as thrilling as the action, and faithful characters integrated seamlessly into a complex web of crime.

— Kate Campos BookList


The Killing Tide is the first book in my Coastal Guardian series. My husband was Navy, so why am I writing about the Coast Guard? Because I think their mission to keep our waters and our country safe should be highlighted more. Before I started writing The Killing Tide, I’ll admit I knew little about the Coast Guard. I had a friend in high school who joined the Guard right after graduation, but that’s about the depth of my experience with them. Then, my husband and I watched a movie called The Finest Hour.


If you haven’t seen it, I highly urge you to. It’s the true story of one of the most dangerous and daring rescue attempts in Coast Guard history. Boatswain’s Mate First Class Bernie Webber takes a small team to rescue the crew of the Pendleton T2 oil tanker, which split in half off the coast of Cape Cod during a brutal nor’easter in 1952. I won’t ruin the ending for you, but let’s just say it’s a wonderful testament to courage in adversity. After watching it, I knew I had to write a series about the Coast Guard. I began researching and came across the Coast Guard Investigative Service and my interest was highly peaked. After talking with Coast Guardsmen, both newly in the service and those long retired, I began to see the story weaving together like a movie in my mind. I hope you enjoy reading the CGIS Wilmington teams’ adventures, cases and…of course, romances.


Blog Stops

Through the Fire Blogs, June 17

Back Porch Reads, June 17

Losing the Busyness, June 17

Older & Smarter?, June 18

Genesis 5020, June 18

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 19

Worthy2Read, June 19

For Him and My Family, June 20

deb’s Book Review, June 20

Inklings and notions, June 20

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, June 21

Texas Book-aholic, June 21

Pause for Tales, June 21

Betti Mace, June 22

Read Review Rejoice, June 22

Spoken from the Heart, June 22

KarenSueHadley, June 23

Ashley’s Bookshelf, June 23

The Christian Fiction Girl, June 24

Life of Literature, June 24

Book Bites, Bee Stings, & Butterfly Kisses, June 24

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, June 25

Blossoms and Blessings, June 25

A Good Book and cup of Tea, June 25

Emily Yager, June 26

Splashes of Joy, June 26

Just the Write Escape, June 27

Blogging With Carol, June 27

Moments, June 27

Stories By Gina, June 28

Cathe Swanson, June 28

Daysong Reflections, June 28

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, June 29

Mary Hake, June 29

Lights in a Dark World, June 29

With a Joyful Noise, June 30

Inside the Wong Mind, June 30



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Cowgirl’s Dream By Edith MacKenzie

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

A Cowgirl’s Dream (Barrels & Hearts, #1) By Edith MacKenzie Contemporary Romance, Western Paperback & ebook, 154 Pages June 24, 2020

An Aussie cowgirl far from home. A handsome Brazilian bull rider. Can they have a rodeo love story of their dreams?

Frankie dreams of being a champion barrel racer. When the opportunity of a lifetime knocks on her door, she moves halfway across the globe to chase it. After having her heart broken, she’s determined to focus on her ambitions. That means no time for cowboys, even if he is bloody cute.

Luciano is well on his way to getting everything he has ever dreamed of. That is, until an Aussie cowgirl crashes into his world, setting his soul on fire. He knows what it takes to get to the top and Frankie has it in spades. Now, all he has to do is convince her to see beyond the suave exterior and give him a chance.

Finally, Frankie has a shot at the championship buckle, but when photos appear of Luciano on the internet, she has to decide whether to stay or walk away. Is she kidding herself, can she have it all? Can Frankie find her courage to trust in love and still chase her Cowgirl’s dream?

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Guest Post for A Cowgirls Dream

A mock magazine interview for Luciano – The love interest

Luciano Navarro – Is he Brazil’s brightest rodeo star?

Rodeo News, March 2020

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Not since the great Eduardo Cabrera dominated the bull riding scene, have we seen a Brazilian rider storm up the rankings the way Luciano Navarro has.  Along with his compatriot, Joao Rojas, lately it seems every event has set the green flag flying.  I was lucky enough to get a chance to sit down with Luciano after his win at Houston and interview him.

Since you started making a splash at rodeos, everyone has compared you to Eduardo Cabrera.  Do you think the comparison is justified?
Obviously I appreciate being compared to a champion like that.  Senhor Eduardo has been a great mentor to myself and Joao, helping us find our feet in a strange country.  I hope that I can make him proud.

You mention Joao Rojas, has it helped having a fellow countryman to travel with?
Yes, it has helped.  Joao feels like a brother now, we spend a lot of time together on the road. (Our interview is interrupted as several young ladies ask to have their picture taken.)

Does that happen often? You are obviously popular with fans, especially the ladies.
(He shrugs, as if the attention is normal) I enjoy talking to the fans, the girls are all very nice to me.  I have nothing to complain about.  It is not such a bad life for a single guy.

If you can escape injury and maintain your momentum, you have a good chance at the NFR in Las Vegas this year.  Does that add to the pressure?
No, each time I get on a bull, it is me and the bull.  I do not think outside of the 8 seconds.  I do try harder to keep my body fit between rides.  But man, I have always tried to think like I was a champion.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?
Doing what I am doing now, but with a new truck and wearing a gold championship buckle.  Maybe spending some more time at my ranch, (he gives his famous smile,) maybe I have a wife and children.  Or maybe, they make movie about my life. (he laughs).

Maybe, I know I would watch it.  Thank you for taking the time (more fans are waiting to get his attention,) I’ll leave you to your fans.

Thank you.


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About the Author

Edith MacKenzie or Eddie Mac to her friends is an Australian author of sweet and wholesome contemporary cowboy romance. They say in literary circles to write what you know and Eddie has certainly taken that to heart. Before embarking on a writing career she trained horses professionally and brings that wealth of knowledge to her writing.

Now a mum to a boy and girl, as well as wife, she delights with her tales of strong cowgirls and their adventures in finding love. When not weaving the love stories of her characters, she enjoys hanging out with her family and animals, as well as reading, fishing and camping

Just remember once a cowgirl, always a cowgirl.

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Not a Fine Gentleman By Donna Hatch

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Not a Fine Gentleman (Rogue Hearts, #5) By Donna Hatch Historical Romance Paperback & ebook, 448 Pages June 18, 2020 by Mirror Lake Press LLC

Lady Margaret secretly yearns for love, but fate has exchanged wedded bliss for a lie. When she is caught hovering over her cheating husband’s dead body, she is instantly doomed to hang for his murder. Without hope for justice, Margaret flees into the night alone.

A cynical Bow Street Constable, Connor Jackson, vows to bring the fugitive Lady Margaret to face the law—but, he doesn’t expect sparks to fly between them. Could the strong yet tender lady truly be a killer?

As more suspects—and even more condemning evidence—surface, the less certain Connor is of his duty. He must choose between his growing feelings for Lady Margaret and the demands of justice. Will the truth tear them apart or set them free to find love?



Connor Jackson sat across the desk from Richard Birnie and gaped at the magistrate who commanded the Bow Street Constables. “You want me to hunt down Grant Amesbury’s sister? He’ll kill me.” 

Truth be told, Connor wouldn’t cross any of the Amesbury men. Angering all four would be an act of suicide.

Not to mention, Grant had saved Connor’s life in battle and had treated him like an equal, a friend, all the years they’d known each other. Could he really arrest the sister of a friend?

Birnie carefully lined up the quill pens on his desk. “Lady Hennessy is accused of murdering her husband two nights past.”

Connor straightened. Murder?

Birnie met his gaze. “Not only must she face the law, but her brother wants her returned home. No gently bred lady should be out on her own. Not to mention, the murdered man’s family offered a reward, so every scoundrel after the money will be looking for her.”

A sobering thought. Connor let out his breath and shook his head. How did he get mixed up in these messes? If he refused, the eldest Amesbury family member might meet brutality at the hands of some clumsy reward-seeker who had no scruples about roughing up a lady. If Connor found her and brought her to justice, she faced execution for murder.

Either choice seemed guaranteed to destroy his friendship with that surprisingly honorable family.

“In addition,” Birnie continued. “She won’t be easy to find. According to the report from night watchman who arrived on the scene, Lady Hennessy pretended to faint right before she bolted.”

Ah. A diversion. The lady appeared to be as resourceful as her brothers. That could complicate tracking her.

“Why aren’t the Amesburys looking for her?” Connor asked. “Surely Grant could find her.”

Birnie ran his hand over his graying hair, making it stand on end. “Most of them don’t know about it yet. Grant and his wife left London early yesterday morning, and messengers have not yet caught up with them. Lord Tarrington is in route to his country house, and it may be some time before we can get word to him. In the meantime, the youngest brother, Christian, has asked that we find Lady Hennessey and bring her home.”

“Has she been formally indicted?” Too restless to sit, Connor stood and paced to the window.

Birnie said, “Yes, she has. The magistrate of that district has issued a warrant. He’d see her hang if he had any say, and who knows what influence he has with the jury. Apparently, he and Lord Hennessy were old friends.”

“This is personal for him.” Connor stared out of the window without seeing the view.

This could be personal for Connor, too. He owed it to Grant Amesbury to at least keep his sister safe from every thug seeking the reward. Once Connor returned her to her family in London, he could step back and let the family deal with her, and with the law. 

“Christian Amesbury asked for you, specifically,” Birnie said. “Will you take the assignment?”

The least Connor could do was help them find their sister so they could keep her safe. She was also one of those upper crust snobs Connor had vowed would face the law just like ordinary folks. His own father had inadvertently inspired Connor’s need for bringing justice to everyone—especially the so-called beau monde. No member of the nobility should live under a different law than those which governed the rest of the people. She faced transportation at best and hanging at worst, but the Amesburys would never let that happen to their sister. Their fierce devotion to duty was only exceeded by their loyalty to their family. 

Either way, Connor had two very good reasons for bringing her back to London. He could only hope justice would prevail.

“I’ll find her, sir.” Connor vowed.


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About the Author

Multi-award-winning author of more than twenty best-selling Regency Historical Romances, Donna Hatch is a hopeful romantic and an adventurer at heart. Each book she writes is filled with wit and heart and plenty of swoon-worthy romance. Donna sings, plays the harp, and loves to ballroom dance. Her family, including six children and two cats, recently left their native Arizona for the Pacific coast of the US. No matter where they live, she and her husband of over twenty years are proof that there truly is a happily ever after.

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One winner will receive ebooks of the first four books in the Rogue Hearts series, The Stranger She Married, The Guise of a Gentleman, A Perfect Secret and The Suspect’s DaughterFour winners will each receive an ebook of the first book in the Rogue Hearts series, The Stranger She Married – Open internationally – Ends July 1, 2020


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Blitz for HEALING THEIR HEARTS by Cleopatra Margot plus Giveaway

We’re blitzing about HEALING THEIR HEARTS by Cleopatra Margot! #HTHBlitz

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Healing Their Hearts
(Faith to Love, #6)
By Cleopatra Margot
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 302  Pages
June 21, 2020
After spring’s many trials, Knox County Sheriff Liam McKay is ready for a season of restoration. He needs time to grieve the loss of his grandmother and work on becoming a better husband and father. Liam learned the hard way that life is fragile, and he doesn’t want to miss out on any precious moments.
Emma McKay loves her role as a wife and mother. After she lost her parents, the McKay family became her saving grace. Being married to a police officer brings both challenges and adventures into her life, though, and when something hits on a more personal level, will her past be brought into the light?
Officer Mark MacLaughlin is motivated by two things: his family and his job. Add a beautiful stranger to the mix, and Mark can’t help but want to get to know her better. But when he takes on fatherhood for a three-year-old girl, he has to learn how to blur the lines between his personal and professional life too.
Evangeline Taylor was on the way to confront her past, until her plans came to a grinding halt. Now injured and stranded in a tiny Nebraska town, Eva’s heart opens up. The town, the people, and maybe one handsome police officer in particular help her to heal…but will they be enough to make her stay?
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With his back pressed snug up against the wall in the narrow hallway, Mark knocked on the door. “Lainee? I need you to respond to me. I won’t hurt you, I promise. My name is Mark. Remember me? Can you say something for me?”

The three-year-old remained silent. Mark tipped his head back against the ramshackle wall and sent up a silent prayer. So far, he wasn’t getting anywhere, and they’d arrived on the scene well over an hour ago.

A neighbor had reported that Steve was being belligerent, and Brenda had been spotted with a fresh purchase of booze. Though both had denied it, the last straw had been drawn, and that was the end of it.

Sweat trickled down his back because the house had no AC, and he was beginning to wonder if the child was even in her room like Steve and Brenda had insisted upon.

“510 to 512.” Braeden’s voice rang through the earpiece Mark wore. “The parents are in separate patrol cars and we’re about to head to the station. Any luck?”

Mark pressed his button and said quietly, “Not yet. I’m working on it.”

Braeden must’ve decided he didn’t need more info, because he didn’t say anything further. Mark rapped on the door again.

“Lainee, can you hear me?”

This time, Mark heard muffled crying. He swallowed past his strong distaste for Steve and Brenda Olson, then eased to his feet. The only option now was to open the door and pray to God he didn’t scare her.

Mark’s heart about broke when he stepped into the room, even though he’d seen it before. Filled with just a beat up bed and a couple tattered toys, this ill-kempt room wasn’t the place for a little girl to grow up.

Lainee was sitting in the corner, and Mark crossed and knelt a couple feet from her. “You’re safe now, okay? Can you come with me? I’ve got an apple down in my car, if you want some.”

Distrusting blue eyes met his. “Gone?”

The fact that she, at only three years of age, had to ask that about her own parents made Mark’s blood heat. “Yes. They’re gone. You’re safe now.”

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Cleopatra Margot resides with her family and their golden retriever in small town, rural Nebraska. Inspiration for her novels comes from both real life + fictional characters and storylines in her brain. The town of Believe is based on her own hometown, but with embellishments. She and her two younger siblings are homeschooled, and enjoy traveling with their parents and the dog. When she’s not writing, Cleopatra enjoys Bible journaling, time with family and friends, playing cards, being outside (when it’s not subfreezing temps), laughing, singing, and enjoying life.

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Women of the Bible Speak Out Author: Marlo Schalesky


About the Book


Book:  Women of the Bible Speak Out

Author: Marlo Schalesky

Genre:  RELIGION/Christian Living/Women’s Interests

Release Date: June 2, 2020


With the recent headlines about gender-based abuse, power, harassment, and assault, it seems as if everyone is searching for answers. Marlo Schalesky provides a biblical response to the tough questions raised by these issues. She explores the stories of twenty women in Scripture, including Eve, Sarah, and Bathsheba—women who were betrayed, abused, endangered, blamed, and shamed. As she leads us in studying the biblical text, she draws our eye to God’s responses to these women and their situations:  Eve: The Way It Was Supposed to Be

Sarai: Betrayed

Hagar: – Used

Lot’s Daughters & A Levite’s Concubine: Abused

Two Tamars: Rejected

Hannah: Devalued

Abigail: Endangered

Bathsheba: Sexualized

Esther: Dominated

Mary & Martha: Oppressed

A Samaritan Woman: Shamed

A Sinful Woman: Scorned

A Woman Caught in Adultery: Blamed

Women at the Tomb: Disbelieved

She points out a way to healing, wholeness, and freedom. In the midst of today’s #MeToo conversations, this book will give new voice to the remarkable women of Scripture—and new hope to many, many women today.



In Women of the Bible Speak out, author Marlo Schalesky gives the stories of many Bible women that have suffered issues such as abuse, been betrayed, abandoned, misused and so much more. The author doesn’t speak about these things to condemn them, but to show her readers that there is hope in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. As she talks about each woman, she gives the hope that each finds in Christ alone.

I am glad I requested this book to review. I learned a lot if things about these women of the Bible talked about in this book. I also heard stories of real life people, including the author, of their struggles with these issues. I feel the author dies a great job interpreting the meanings and feelings if these ladies if the Bible. But of course this is the author’s viewpoint, and just as it is with anyone, it may be a little different that what others see. But the overall thing us this, we can find help, hope, strength and restoration when putting our faith and hope in Jesus Christ. And this is what the author here shows us in so many ways. And I can only sympathize with her for her own struggles, and I praise her for allowing others into her life through this wonderful book she has written. I highly recommend this book to those who are fighting with things in their life that is pulling them down, pulling them away from their life with Christ, or maybe there are ladies out there reading this that has never put their faith and trust in Jesus, and this book is for all! Everyone reading this book with find something that relates to them because we all have our struggles. And we all need the help and hope only Jesus can give.

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



Marlo Schalesky is the founder and president of Wonder Wood Ranch, a California charitable organization that brings hope through horses to hurting kids. She’s had over one thousand articles published in various Christian magazines, is a regular columnist for Power for Living, and is an award-winning author of twelve books. Schalesky has a master’s in theology with an emphasis in biblical studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. She lives with her husband and six children in a log home on California’s central coast.





More from Marlo

1) Why did you write this book?

When I was first asked to consider writing a book about women in the Bible who experienced abuse, oppression, gender-based bias and discrimination, sexualization, and more, I didn’t know how their stories would intersect with mine and the experiences of women today. I thought I would find only horror, but beyond that I found a surprising hope; a God who is always seeking to redeem, to heal, and to make right where mankind has broken and betrayed.

This book is for others like me, for women who have been hurt, whose wounds sometimes seem too deep to heal. I wrote it for those who know that while justice is necessary, it is not enough. We need to see God. We need Him to see us. We need an experience with the God of Scripture whose fierce love is the only thing that can heal those hurts that lie deep within.

2) What do you hope your readers will take away from reading your book?

I hope they experience a renewed hope. And a deeper understanding of the God who loves them. I want readers to know that God sees them, and He sees what they’ve suffered, and He does not look away. He does not make excuses.

After reading Women of the Bible Speak Out, I hope readers will see that instead of winking at the repression of women, the Bible exposes it. And the Bible reveals a God who not only shares in our suffering but seeks to redeem it.

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, June 9

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, June 10

Spoken from the Heart, June 10

For the Love of Literature, June 11

deb’s Book Review, June 11

Emily Yager, June 12

Older & Smarter, June 12

Book of Ruth Ann, June 13

A Reader’s Brain, June 14

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, June 15

Rebecca Tews, June 15

Texas Book-aholic, June 16

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, June 16

Godly Book Reviews, June 17

Writing from the Heart Land, June 17

Inklings and notions, June 18

Holly Jo Morris, June 18

For Him and My Family, June 19

Lighthouse Academy Blog, June 19 (Guest Review from Marilyn Ridgway)

Just the Write Escape, June 20

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 21

Hallie Reads, June 21

Splashes of Joy, June 22

Artistic Nobody, June 22 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)


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Spotlight and MORE! Women of Color by Susanne Tedrick

Join us for this tour from June 22 to July 10, 2020!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Women of Color in Tech: A Blueprint for Inspiring and Mentoring the Next Generation of Technology Innovators by Susanne Tedrick

Category:  Adult Non-Fiction, 18 yrs +, 288 pages

Genre:  Business, Careers, Technology

Publisher:  Wiley

Release date:   April, 2020

Tour dates: June 22 to July 10, 2020

Content Rating:  PG.

Book Description:

Tech industry jobs are growing fast, offering great pay, career growth and learning opportunities. Women of color, sadly, have not been able to fully participate in this boom. There are many misconceptions about the tech industry. Misconceptions can often discourage women of color from pursuing or remaining in technical careers. For example, misconceptions like “tech careers are all about coding ”or “there’s no diversity in tech.”

In reality, tech career opportunities can be diverse, fun, and incredibly dynamic. While there are barriers to overcome, Women of Color in Tech is an indispensable resource for building a rewarding future in tech. Packed with inspiring stories and practical advice, this book shows you how to uncover the resources you need to succeed.

This practical guide will help you develop the blend of knowledge and skills needed for getting into tech—and staying there. Author Susanne Tedrick understands that, for a variety of reasons, young women of color are underrepresented in tech and may not have access to strong support networks or resources to be successful. Using her own experiences transitioning into tech, Susanne offers you real-world guidance on finding knowledgeable mentors, learning the latest industry trends, cultivating strong relationships and more.

If you’re thinking about going into tech, or you want to take your current career to the next level, Women of Color in Tech will help you build a blueprint for a successful career.

• Understand the reality of tech today, not misconceptions.
• Learn about the different tech jobs and opportunities that exist, not just coding.

Gain an understanding of emerging technology areas that will affect jobs, like artificial intelligence, Blockchain and cloud computing.
• Discover traditional and non-traditional education option to get the skills you need.
• Find mentors, build your professional network and get the guidance you need.
• Stay motivated and deal with difficult situations.
• Recognize the importance of giving back to increase diversity and inclusion.


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Meet the Author:

Susanne Tedrick is a technical specialist for a Fortune 50 technology company. Fiercely committed to increasing participation of women and people of color in STEM educational and professional opportunities, she is a career mentor for the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) Initiative and a volunteer workshop technical assistant for Black Girls Code, a nonprofit that empowers girls of color to develop in-demand IT skills and prepare for careers in tech. Susanne was awarded the 2018 CompTIA AITP Rising Star of the Year Award, and nominated for the 2019 CompTIA Advancing Women in Technology Mentorship Guide Award, for her dedication to advancing her career and that of others. Views expressed are those of author Susanne Tedrick and are not endorsed by any of her current or former employers.

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

Tour Schedule:

June 22 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / author interview / guest post / giveaway

June 22 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway

June 22 – Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight / giveaway

June 23 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

June 24 – Alexis Marie Chute Blog – book spotlight / author interview

June 25 – Pen Possessed – book spotlight / giveaway

June 26 – Her Book Thoughts – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

June 29 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway

June 30 – Celticlady’s Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway

July 1 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

July 2 – Library of Clean Reads – book spotlight / giveaway

July 2 – Over Coffee Conversations – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

July 3 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

July 6 – Mowgli with a book – book spotlight / author interview

July 7 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

July 8 – Connie’s History Classroom – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

July 9 – StoreyBook Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

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Let Them Be Kids by Jessica Smartt

Let Them Be Kids Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Let Them Be Kids by Jessica Smartt, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Let Them Be Kids by Jessica Smart

Title: Let Them Be Kids

Author: Jessica Smartt

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Release Date: June 9, 2020

Genre: Christian Living/Parenting

As every parent hopes to raise kids with good manners and values, Jessica Smartt’s practical guide fills the gaps of uncertainty and provides tips on how parents can equip their children in purity, faith, and creativity.


Former English teacher and homeschooling mother of three, Jessica Smartt felt the weight of helping prepare her kids for life, especially with all the outside pressures and influence of the world. She struggled with how she could raise her children with a sense of adventure, self-confidence, manners, faith, and the ability to utilize technology wisely.

Let Them Be Kids is Jessica’s offering of grace and confidence to moms, giving them practical ideas to meet these challenges. Her well-researched, tested methods, woven together with her personal stories and witty humor, deliver wisdom on the tough topics of life, such as

  • family time vs. outside activities,
  • being “cool” or not,
  • boredom,
  • technology usage
  • sexual purity, and
  • showing grace when kids disobey.

Part story and part guidebook, every chapter includes doable strategies and encouragement for the journey.

Let Them Be Kids helps moms feel confident and equipped with ways to provide a safe, healthy, Christ-centered childhood for their children. It leads them to conquer fear and find truth that transforms them and their families as it reminds them how to enjoy and cherish the special memory-making moments of building family values together.

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In Let Them Be Kids, Jessica Smartt offers mothers a wealth of information when raising their kids. These are not just tips and tricks, they are profound ways that this author not only researched, but things that have proven true as she raises her own children. She covers a multitude of topics, such as family time vs. outside activities, being “cool” or not, boredom, technology usage sexual purity, and showing grace when kids disobey, and many other things you will find you deal with in raising your child.

As you read Let Them Be Kids, you will find Ms. Smart gives guidelines that have worked with her family as well as other families she knows. She is not saying you must do this or that, she is telling you things that will help you, if you so choose to use them. I also like that this author gives guidelines that have given her children a Christ like atmosphere, when teaching them coping skills for living. Everything in this book is something that can be helpful for moms. This is one I highly recommend!

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.




Jessica Smartt


Jessica Smartt is a former English teacher turned homeschooling mama of three. A week after her first baby was born, she began her motherhood blog “Smartter” Each Day. Jessica and her husband live in beautiful North Carolina, where she loves hiking with kids (mostly), steaming coffee in the afternoon, family bike rides, and anything that’s ever been done to a potato.

CONNECT WITH JESSICA: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram




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Secrets Resurfaced by: Dana Mentink


About the Book


Book:  Secrets Resurfaced

Author: Dana Mentink

Genre:  Romantic Suspense

Release Date: June 2, 2020

When new evidence surfaces about a tragic boating accident that put her ex-boyfriend’s father in prison, private investigator Dory Winslow’s determined to look into it. But now someone’s dead set on silencing her. And working with Chad Jaggert—the father of her secret child—may be the only way to survive the treacherous truth about the tragedy that once tore them apart.
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Author Dana Mentink continues this series with another nail biting suspense thriller that will keep you reading until you find the answers. And this is just what Dory Winslow is trying to do. Find the answers to what really happened with the tragic boating accident years ago. Digging up secrets that someone definitely doesn’t want her to resurface.

I have read several books by this author, and really liked them all, and this one is no different. The characters do their job as they develop well as the story unfolds. Not that I really liked them all, but for the most part most of these characters will warm their way into your heart. And even though this is the 4th book in this series, I feel it can be read just fine as a stand alone. If you enjoy a good clean thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat for a while, this is the one you want!!

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.

About the Author

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Dana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and a Holt Medallion winner. She is a national bestselling author of over forty titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Heartwarming and Sourcebooks. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, teen bear cubs affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo, Junie, the  nutty terrier, and a chubby box turtle. You can connect with Dana via her website at danamentink.com, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)

More from Dana

Well, it’s been a wild ride through the Roughwater Cowboy series! Here we are at the end, with youngest brother Chad’s story. Fortunately, the rest of the clan (Mitch, Liam and Helen) are here to lend a hand when the man Chad’s father was jailed for killing comes back to life. Helping out also is Jingles the hapless dog, and a new member of the canine family, three legged Meatball. Throw in a killer on the loose and a secret child, and we’ll have a ‘hold onto your hat’ finish to this series. Thanks for coming along with me! God bless you!

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, June 5

Texas Book-aholic, June 5

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, June 6

deb’s Book Review, June 6

Pause for Tales, June 6

Inklings and notions, June 7

Just Your Average reviews, June 7

Genesis 5020, June 8

Through the Fire Blogs, June 8

Hallie Reads, June 8

She Lives To Read, June 9

For the Love of Literature, June 9

Betti Mace, June 10

Quiet quilter, June 10

Older & Smarter?, June 10

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, June 11

Blogging With Carol, June 11

For Him and My Family, June 12

Book Bites, Bee Stings, & Butterfly Kisses, June 12

Bigreadersite, June 12

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 13

reviewingbookplusemore, June 13

Reading Is My SuperPower, June 14

KarenSueHadley, June 14

Moments, June 14

Simple Harvest Reads, June 15 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, June 15

Remembrancy, June 16

Bizwings Blog, June 16

To Everything There is A Season, June 16

Splashes of Joy, June 17

Blossoms and Blessings, June 17

Just the Write Escape, June 18

Daysong Reflections, June 18

Artistic Nobody, June 18  (Guest Review from Donna Cline)


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

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



Signs in the Rearview Window by Kelly Smith


Join us for this tour from Jun 8 to Jun 26, 2020!

Book Details:

Book Title: Signs in the Rearview Mirror: Leaving a Toxic Relationship Behind by Kelly Smith

Category:  Adult Non-Fiction, 214 pages

Genre:  Self-Help, Memoir

Publisher:  Sunny Day Publishing

Release date:  April 2018

Content Rating:

PG + M. This non-fiction self-help book has very mild if any swearing.

However, it does deal with the topic of abusive relationships, which

some may consider inappropriate for younger reading audiences.

Book Description:

What kind of person ends up in a toxic relationship? And why stay? This

searingly honest memoir answers both of those questions head-on.

Coming-out of failing marriage, Kelly turns to Gabe out of fear of being

alone. Her gradual slide into danger is at once terrifying and


Kelly tells her story now to inspire others who find themselves in

similar turmoil. In this book, Kelly outlines the steps to escape

abusive relationship and offers hope for future relationships.

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Kelly Smith does amazing work in writing this book. I admire her for her honesty and vulnerability as she tells her story. She digs very deep into her life and the toxic relationship she was in. Starting with the steps of how she became involved in this relationship, not even realizing what she is doing.

I have never been in an abusive relationship so I can not relate to Kelly and what she went through. Sometimes I don’t understand why women don’t just leave, and I understand this better after reading Signs in the Rearview Mirror. Though I understood some of why a person put themselves in this situation, I really didn’t understand until I read this book. So for me, this book is full of new information for me. And even if I don’t use it, I hope I can help someone else, turn them in the right direction. Give them a copy of Kelly’s book. Point them to Celebrate Recovery for help. I am familiar with this program and it is a great one!!

I feel this is a must read for anyone who is in an abusive relationship. And even for people who want to be more knowledgeable about the situations involved. You won’t go wrong buying this book! A big Thank you to author Kelly Smith for writing the awesome book.

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:

Boston born and raised, Kelly now makes her home in Austin,TX with her three sons and one amazing Giant Schnauzer, Bullseye. Kelly has written for Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, and hosts a podcast, Let’s Get Wicked Deep.

Author Interview with Kelly Smith, author of Signs in the Rearview Mirror

Writing a book about toxic relationships isn’t easy, when was the moment you decided to write this book?

I made the decision to write this book on a late Sunday afternoon. I had just gotten out of the shower and my body was frozen on the floor of my closet. My toxic relationship was ending, he was with someone else and I was in so much pain. I decided on that floor on that day that if I recovered from this pain, I would never let anyone go through this alone.

How did your friends and family handle reading this book with so much personal information in it?

They didn’t know everything about my toxic relationship. I think when we are in such a rough situation we dont tell anyone what is really going on out of fear of judgement or the ones closest to us trying to get us to leave. We have to make that decision on our own. After the book came out, a lot of people in my life were surprised at how much they didn’t actually know. Some were upset with me for not sharing and others were just happy I got out.

At any point did you consider using a pen name to hide your identity?

I didn’t actually. I wanted my name to be on the book from the beginning. Now, after releasing the book, not so much. At times I can’t believe I exposed so much of myself to the world. It’s surreal to walk into a store or a restaurant and people I have never met before know so much about me.

How has your life changed since releasing this book with so much of your private life exposed?

It has not changed a whole lot, but it is interesting to know people all over the world know so much about me and the mistakes I have made in my life. At the time I was writing this book, I wasn’t thinking about how much I was exposing myself until the book was actually out.

Do you have any regrets about writing this book?

I am not sure if I have regrets, I am grateful it has helped the people it has helped.

Thank you Kelly! I can not identify with what you went through, but I pray that those in the same situations as you went through will find help. You are a very brave woman to expose so much of yourself to the world.

Connect with the author:   Website  Twitter   Facebook 

Tour Schedule:

June 8 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway

June 8 – Over Coffee Conversations – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

June 9 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway

June 10 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway

June 11 – T’s Stuff – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

June 12 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway

June 15 – Books for Books – audiobook review

June 16 – Splashes of Joy – book review / guest post / author interview / giveaway

June 17 – Tabi Thoughts – book review / author interview / giveaway

June 18 – Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review / guest post / giveaway

June 22 – Svetlanas reads and views – book review

June 24 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book spotlight

June 26 – My Fictional Oasis – book review / author interview

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A Secret Life: by James S. Juliana


Join us for this tour from June 15 to June 26, 2020!

Book Details:


Book Title:  A Secret Life: Enduring and Triumphing Over OCD: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by James S. Juliana
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 176 pages
Genre:  Self-Help, Mental Health
Publisher:  Self-Published
Release dates:   October 2019
Tour datesJune 15 to June 26, 2020
Content Rating:  PG. This self-help book deals with adult subject matter of mental illness.

Book Description:
Are you one of the millions who reside within a secret life, a life which constantly feels out of your own control: Are you plagued by repetitive thoughts and/or actions which interfere with your daily activities? The author lived for more than 40 years with an undiagnosed form of mental illness, a phobia now known as OCD: obsessive-compulsive disorder. His emotional pain and suffering were at times almost unmanageable. In his mid-sixties, the author, a loving husband, father and accomplished high school teacher and athletic coach, discovered a unique psychologist within the Denver therapeutic community who utilizes a radical but highly successful treatment that’s allowed the author to control his OCD symptoms almost 100%. “A Secret Life” is one of the few books written by an OCD sufferer and descries in detail the pain and chaos living with this illness can cause not just the victim, but those closest to him. This story doesn’t stop there, but provides readers with options and advice dealing with OCD from someone who broke the curse of living a secret life. Now he’s ready to share his story in order to help others.
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A Secret Life by James S. Juliana

Meet the Author:

Jim Juliana was a hard-working family man with a devoted wife and adoring children. As a teacher, he taught numerous subjects over a 28-year career, was an assistant principal/athletic director for three years and mentored generations of youngsters in the classroom and in athletics. Juliana was a coach for forty years at the high school level. Coach Juliana has been a part of two state championship teams, a city championship team and several league title teams. He spent two years as a college instructor and football coach. But Jim Juliana had a secret life, one over which he had no control. For most of his life, he also fought – and eventually defeated – an embarrassing and almost debilitating OCD. OCD, or obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder that effects three to five million adults in the US each year. OCD involves irrational fears or repeated thoughts or obsessions that drive an individual to engage in repetitive behaviors or compulsions. Jim Juliana’s life was finally changed when he found a therapist whose treatment all but eliminated his OCD incidents. A Secret Life chronicles Juliana’s battle against his OCD and gives readers options and information for treatment based on his experiences.

Connect with the author:  Website ~ Facebook

Tour Schedule:

June 15 –Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 15 –Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight / giveaway
June 16 –Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 16 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book spotlight
June 17 –novelsnerd – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 17 –T’s Stuff – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 18 – Library of Clean Reads – book spotlight / giveaway
June 18 – Laura’s Interests – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 19 –Hall Ways Blog – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 19 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 22 –Books for Books – book spotlight
June 22 – 100 Pages A Day – book spotlight / giveaway
June 23 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 23 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 24 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / giveaway
June 24 – Rainy Day Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 25 – Pick a Good Book – book spotlight / author interview /giveaway
June 26 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway

Yummy Me Feels So Good by Lion Iam plus Giveaway


Book Details:

Book Title:  Yummy Me Feels So Good by Lion Iam
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  36 pages
Genre: children’s feelings. baby animals, children’s social situations, self esteem, mindfulness, parenting
Publisher:  Funny Bird Production
Release date:   January, 2020
Format available for review:  print, EPUB, and PDF
Will send print books out:  USA and Canada
Tour dates: June 15 to June 26, 2020
Content Rating:  G. This is a children’s book.

“Lion I AM validates and assists children to experience emotions in a conscious manner — essential to learning and gaining self-knowledge.  Scientific research has demonstrated that even more than IQ, your emotional awareness and abilities to handle feelings will determine your success and happiness in all walks of life, including family relationships.   Yummy Me Feels So Good will help you and your child learn to be “Lions of Love,” to consciously choose and express effectively what you are feeling.  Being watchful and strong like the Lion brings acceptance and maturity in the ever changing world of feelings. Then everyone can share this “feeling of magic” and joy with others.”  – Harold H Bloomfield MD, N.Y. Times bestselling author
Book Description:
Yummy Me Feels So Good isn’t just another story book. It is something you can use with your kids and grandkids for many years. Simple and childlike, kids identify with the gentle creatures within. Absolutely beautiful, Yummy Me is a genius way of helping children immediately connect with the world of emotions through enchanting animal friends. The images and words are so simple and therefore can be grasped by children and adults of all ages. The book can easily open up space for a dialogue about emotions between an adult and a child, all the while being playfully disguised as animal talk. Children laugh and grimace as they flip through the pages, mirroring the emotions they feel on the pages. Yummy Me is a great doorway to explore the sometimes difficult arena of emotions, both for children, teachers and parents.Rather than labeling certain emotions as “good” or “bad”, these emotions simply get space to be as they are, and encourage the reader to remember that they too will pass. The final message of the book that we are in fact “none of these” me’s is a loving reminder that at any moment we can start our day again from joy. “I have seen firsthand how taking out this book can transform a child’s tantrum into a smile and eventually bursts of laughter.

Lion Has a Word for the Big People


Yummy Men Feels So Good is a really cute book is to help children explore their feelings. Feelings are sometimes hard for children to understand, and Liam I am Dan does such a fantastic job in this precious little book, using unique animals that we don’t see a lot in children’s books. Through these special animals, your child can learn to identify with whatever feeling they are having. I think my favorite has to be the Owl. With the oh so adorable picture of the Owl looking in the mirror saying:
Whooo, Whooo
Who am I?
Who am I?
There’s so many
Me’s in one day.
But then it’s really hard to pick a favorite, they are all so adorable, and so knowledgeable in expressing their feelings. There are not many words in this book but lots of pictures. This is a wonderful guide to be used by anyone that works with small children, whether it be teachers, Sunday school workers, Day Care workers, parents, grandparents, and the list goes on. As you read the book to children, the emotions of each animal can be discussed in detail. This small book with few words can generate a big discussion with smaller little ones.
And the illustrations, it’s  hard to find words to describe the cuteness and beauty of each. I love that after you read the book to your child enough that they know what emotion each animal represents, you will be hearing all kinds of different stories they will make up themselves just looking at the pictures.
I could keep going on and on about this book, but then I would take the fun out of you reading it. This us a book I highly recommend to everyone that comes in contact with children, and communicates with them. You will be surprised at how easy it will be to talk to little ones.
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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The author Lion I Am lives on a beautiful island with lots of trees and animals. He likes quiet spaces in nature just like his animal friends. He enjoys talking to the turtles, dolphins and whales when they’re around. Like the Lion he enjoys relaxing in nature and listening to the sounds of the birds and animals and that of the wind in the trees and bamboos. He especially loves the beach and the ocean surf. One of his favorite things is swimming in the strong waves in the ocean. He loves playing with children and animals. They help him laugh at all his passing Me’s and his funny moods. The children and animals remind him to be grateful for life here on this beautiful Earth. ​ Lion I Am loves to visit with teachers and children who read the Lion I Am books together and share their feelings and playfulness together. The Funny Bird Productions mop top birds sing “All there is is Love, Love is all there is. Love is all there is, All you need is Love” They know the important things in life.

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

Tour Schedule:
June 15 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
June 15 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
June 15 – A Mama’s Corner Of the World – book review / giveaway
June 16 – Leels Loves Books – book review
June 17 – Momfluenster – book review / giveaway
June 18 – Books for Books – book review
June 19 – 100 Pages A Day – book review / giveaway
June 21 – The Bespectacled Mother – book review
June 22 – Older & Smarter? – book review / giveaway
June 22 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
June 23 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
June 23 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
June 24 – Reading is My Passion – book review
June 24 – Svetlanas reads and views – book review
June 25 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
June 25 – Wanda Gambling – book review
June 26 – Novel Escapes – book review
June 26 – StoreyBook Reviews – book review / giveaway
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Tyrone the Terrible Author: Jan Lis


About the Book


Book:  Tyrone the Terrible

Author: Jan Lis

Genre:  Children’s Chapter Book

Release Date: March, 2020

My Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Tyrone is the skinniest chameleon in the swamp. No one wants him on their team. After going on a fitness program, Tyrone gets carried away with his new self and terrorizes his friends in Gnarly Tree Bend until he meets Sly, the meanest gator in the bayou. Looks like Tyrone is gumbo.

The moral of this story? Someone is always bigger and badder than you, so you’d best make friends along the way.

TYRONE THE TERRIBLE is a bullying tale. The feisty chameleon picks on his bayou buddies before meeting his match. In the process, he learns the value of friends and family and how actions have consequences.

This delightful story is filled with swampy animal characters with a distinctly southern voice – not quite Brer Rabbit, but a good deep-south feel.


Tyrone the Terrible is a cute kids book that teaches about bullying. No one likes this skinny little chameleon and doesn’t want to be his friend. So the bullying starts.

This book does a lot to teach children how it feels to be bullied. The author uses swampy characters to tell her story, and I especially think boys would be thrilled to read this book, or have it read to him. And I have known a lot of little girls that were tomboys and would love this story as well. The main meaning is brought put in this book to let children know what to do and how to act when someone decides to bully them. And sadly this happens to all kids at some point in their lives. I think this would be a good addition to your child’s library. And the cute illustrations is an added addition to the book and tell the story so well.

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.

Click here to get your copy!

About the Author


Jan Lis is south Florida writer and artist.  Living in this multicultural area, Jan utilizes these diverse cultural influences in her stories.  Jan fills her children’s books with spunky characters and rich imagery, bringing to her stories and illustrations the same vivid quality found in her fine art paintings.

Jan attended the Cleveland Institute of Art, has a degree from Ohio University’s School of Fine Art, and took post-graduate writing at Case-Western Reserve. She established her writing as a journalist contributing articles to publications such as the Miami Herald, and the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, and worked as Fine Arts Editor and Columnist for the Florida Arts Gazette.

Jan Lis is an established artist who has exhibited and won awards in many of the country’s top Annual Exhibitions including: The Butler Institute of American Art, the San Diego Watercolor Society, and the Piedmont Biennial at the Mint Museum.  She is represented in corporate and private collections including: the State of Florida Art In Public Buildings Program, the Brevard County Florida Art in Public Places Program, and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC.

Jan is represented by agent Cyle Young, Hartline Literary Agency, and is member of the
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

More from Jan

How I first met Tyrone was an interesting adventure in itself. One day, a curious little chameleon climbed up on a stone, and watched me as I went for my afternoon swim. Day after day his little head popped up every time I entered the pool. Then he scrambled up onto his rock to watch me swim. Over the course of the summer I saw this skinny fellow gradually mature into quite an impressive chameleon. Sometime during the summer he gained the name Tyrone, and the story was born. Much of the action in Tyrone The Terrible takes place around Gnarly Tree, located along the bayou. While the setting of the story is fiction, the tree is not. My Gnarly tree is a venerable old Banyan, located along the pathway near my home. These days I give it a nod whenever I pass by. I loved writing the Tyrone characters, and the southern feel of the dialogue. It’s a story you just have to read out loud, and have fun with.

Blog Stops

For Him and My Family, June 1

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, June 2

Vicky Sluiter, June 3 (Author Interview)

Older & Smarter?, June 4

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, June 5

Texas Book-aholic, June 6

Simple Harvest Reads, June 7 (Author Interview)

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, June 8

deb’s Book Review, June 9

Inklings and notions, June 10

My Devotional Thoughts, June 11 (Author Interview)

Mary Hake, June 12

Splashes of Joy, June 13

Artistic Nobody, June 14 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)


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To celebrate her tour, Jan is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon Gift Certificate and a signed copy of Tyrone The Terrible!!

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



Colorado: Cheeseburgers, Hot Springs and the Rodeo plus GIVEAWAY!!

Colorado: Cheeseburgers, Hot Springs and the Rodeo
Think You Know Your States? Book 12
by Chelsea Falin and Victoria Hammond
Genre: Nonfiction, State Trivia
Think you know your states?
Did you know that the cheeseburger was invented in Colorado?
Or how about that Colorado was the first state to legalize marijuana on all levels?
Or that Colorado has the highest “lowest point” of all the states?
If you want to find out more interesting, little known, well known, strange, or unusual facts about Colorado, this book is a must read! Sections include:
*General State Facts
*Facts By City
*Strange News
*Infamous Crimes
*Natural Disasters
*Most Popular Baby Names by Birth Year
*Population & Growth By Decade
*Famous Coloradans By Birth
Everything you’d ever want to know about Colorado, and so much more! Want to learn about other states? Make sure you check out the other ‘Think You Know Your States?’ books! States currently covered include Florida, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Maryland, Arizona, Idaho, Mississippi, South Dakota, Indiana, Montana, and Missouri!
(Book contains mildly violent subject matter in certain sections. Recommended for ages 10+, but is great for all ages with parental assistance and guidance) 
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I thought this would be an interesting book to read, and I was right. Even though I don’t love in Colorado, I was fascinated by everything I read about the state. Did you know that Denver is the largest city in Colorado? Well you may have, but with a whopping population of 693,417, it has to be pretty crowded. If you were born im n Colorado, you can find the most popular name the year you were born. You can also find the Birthday of the famous people born in Colorado. And you can find so much more in this little book.
This book may be short and sweet but it is chunked full of Colorado knowledge. I was hoping for some pictures, but my ebook didn’t  show any. I feel pictures would make this so much more interesting. If this Colorado book would be of interest to you, I highly recommend it to you!
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.


Vol 11, Missouri
Vol 10, Montana
Vol 9, Indiana
Vol 8, South Dakota
Vol 7, Mississippi
Vol 6, Idaho
Vol 5, Arizona
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Incandescent Visions  by Lee Hudspeth plus Giveaway



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Book Details:

Book Title:  Incandescent Visions  by Lee Hudspeth

Category:  Adult fiction 18 yrs +,  64 pages

Genre:  Poetry

Publisher:  George Lee Hudspeth Jr.

Release date:   December  2019

Content Rating:  PG-13. Curse words: Three total, of the “mild” variety one use for each). No f-words. No violence, no sexual content, no drug use, no underage drinking.

Book Description:

Having written numerous works of nonfiction, this is Lee Hudspeth’s debut book of poetry. Incandescent Visions explores the meaning of the human experience, as the author encourages his readers to ponder the universe and their place within it, and to catalyze their own creative potential.

From the sublime shores of the Mediterranean to the majestic expansiveness of deep space, this book contemplates nostalgia, perspective and the gift of love. Through five short yet powerful, thought-provoking chapters of contemporary poems—and a dash of elegant, evocative haiku—Hudspeth takes his readers on a journey across the inner landscape of struggle, triumph, self-realization and imagination.


I don’t read a lot of poetry, so when I see a book of poetry for review, I always want to read the authors work. And this is one work of poetry I am glad I read. Lee Hudspeth had me digging deeper into my thoughts as I read each poem. I could not only feel the personal feelings of the author but in a lot of the poems, there was a deep meaning for me as well. Some of these poems even took me back to simpler times in my life while growing up, which was a fun trip back to memory lane. Some poems like  “Stronger”  I could relate to, with so many feelings I had while reading it  because of issues I have dealt with for over 25 years. How can a small book like this bring out all of these feelings in a person, you say? It’s because of the brilliant writing of author Lee Hudspeth. Check him out!!

The book is small, each chapter has a few poems each until you get to the last and 5th chapter which includes a bit of elegant, evocative haiku, which was new to me, something I have never heard of or read, so this chapter was very interesting. This is my first book by Hudspeth, but I will surely be looking for more if his books in the future. I know poetry is not for everyone, but if you love poetry, I would highly recommend you check this one out!! And if you are not a poetry reader, I encourage you to try this one. You just might enjoy it!!

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:


Hudspeth is a poet, writer, musician and fellow human being.

Incandescent Visions is his first book of poetry. He is the co-author of

ten nonfiction books in the field of Information Technology. He has

written articles for professional journals like PC Computing and Office

Computing. He is the author of over one hundred articles in the online

magazine The Naked PC, which he co-founded and co-published. He lives in

Southern California with his wife, two sons and their cat. Find out

more about Lee, his books and his music at LeeHudspeth.com.

Connect with the author:  Website  ~  Twitter ~ Instagram

Tour Schedule:

June 1 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway

June 2 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

June 3 – T’s Stuff – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

June 3 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book spotlight

June 4 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway

June 5 – La libreria di Beppe – book spotlight / giveaway

June 8 – Books for Books – book spotlight

June 9 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway

June 9 – Books and Zebras  – book review / giveaway

June 9 – The avid Reader – book spotlight

June 10 – Library of Clean Reads – book review / giveaway

June 10 – Alexis Marie Chute Blog – book review / author interview / giveaway

June 11 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway

June 12 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway


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