Tour and Giveaway for Maxed Out by C.S. McDonald

Maxed Out (An Owl's Nest Mystery) by C.S. McDonald
Maxed Out (an Owl's Nest Mystery) by C.S. McDonald

I WANT TO REVIEW THIS BOOKJoin us for this review tour from Jun 21 to Jul 16, 2020!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Maxed Out (The Owl’s Nest Mysteries) 
Author:  C.S. McDonald
​Category:  Adult Fiction, 184 pages
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  McWriter Books
Release date:  April 2021
Tour dates:  Jun 21 to Jul 16, 2020
Content Rating:  G. C.S. McDonald’s books are appropriate for YA readers as well as adults–no bad language or sexual content.

Book Description:

The Owl’s Nest Couturier Shoppe is a huge success! Business is booming and Alexa Owl’s love life is heating up. Yet much to the seamstress’s dismay, Detective Bobby Starr is suddenly back again! Bobby isn’t your everyday gumshoe. Rather, he’s an angel who’s trying to earn a place in Saint Peter’s Guardian Angel Squad. He’s required to solve murders he had left unsettled from when he walked the earth in order to be accepted into this prestigious group. Of course, they will need to return to the time period in which the murder took place, and again, Alexa is a reluctant time traveler. Oh, and there’s one more little problem—this time, Bobby’s brought along a friend, Maxi Krogen, and she’s no angel!

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS AUDIO BOOK

I so much enjoyed Maxed Out author C.S. McDonald does an amazing job writing this book. With interesting and unique character to tell the story will have you laughing one minute and seeing what is happening with this crazy crew the next. Detective Starr is back but as an ‘Angel’ with his new friend, Maxi. This could get interesting. And he still has to solve all of the cases as before while he is back. And it was fun to visit with Alexa Owl that we met in the first book,, Back to the Burgh and Beyond. I like Alexa and was glad to see her back.

I have read several of C.S. McDonald and I love her books. You just can’t beat a good Cozy Mystery that pulls you in for a good cozy and fun read. I love The Owl’s Nest Couturier Shoppe and it’s fun, and the entertaining people who visit. And Alexia Owl is so much fun for me and Alexis is a character everyone will love. I look forward to the next book in this series,, meeting new characters along with the ones we already know and love If you enjoy a good laid back cozy read, you have to read Maxed Out. This one is Five Stars for me. Go check it out. You will be glad you 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.

Buy the Book: Amazon~B&N
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Also Available for Review:
Book Details:

Book Title:  Bon Voyage to Murder:  A Fiona Quinn Mystery #8
Author:  C.S. McDonald
​Category:  YA Fiction, 198 pages
Run Time: 6 hours, 52 minutes
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  McWriter Books
Release date:  Nov 5, 2019
Formats Available for review: audiobook (audible download), ebook (mobi for kindle, epub, pdf)
Tour dates:  Jun 21 to Jul 16, 2021
Content Rating:  G (The Fiona Quinn Mysteries are for everyone–adults love the books and they are appropriate for teens and tweens too!)


Book Description:

Hooray! Fiona has finally convinced her boyfriend detective Nathan Landry to go on a romantic Caribbean cruise. Unfortunately, their fun on the high seas is interrupted by murder. It isn’t long before they discover a boatload of suspects, who have motives deeper than the ocean for wanting the victim out of their lives.

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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.


Book Details:

Book Title:  Taking Notes on Murder:  A Fiona Quinn Mystery #9
Author:  C.S. McDonald
​Category:  YA Fiction, 184 pages
Run Time: 5 hours
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  McWriter Books
Release date:  May 19, 2020
Formats Available for review: audiobook (audible download), ebook (mobi for kindle, epub, pdf)
Tour dates:  Jun 21 to Jul 16, 2021
Content Rating:  G (The Fiona Quinn Mysteries are for everyone–adults love the books and they are appropriate for teens and tweens too!)


Book Description:

Mysterious notes are showing up in Fiona’s kindergarten classroom, claiming a suicide from 2005 was actually a homicide. Detective Landry maintains the messages are too vague, possess no integrity, and do not warrant a review of the old case.

Fiona’s not convinced. She’s determined to find the author of the enigmatic notes and uncover the truth about a man who had many secrets and countless enemies, including Fiona’s mother and former suspect Nancy Quinn!
Can Fiona crack this cold case, and what will it take to get Detective Landry involved? Don’t miss taking notes on this murder! 
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Mystery Author C.S. McDonald

Meet the Author: 

For twenty-six years C.S. McDonald’s life whirled around a song and a dance. Classically trained at Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School, The Pittsburgh Dance Alloy, and many others, she became a professional dancer and choreographer. In 2011 she retired from her dance career to write. Under her real name, Cindy McDonald, she writes murder-suspense and romantic suspense novels. In 2014 she added the pen name, C.S. McDonald, to write children’s books for her grandchildren. In 2016 she added the Fiona Quinn Mysteries. Presently, the Fiona Quinn Mysteries has nine books.

Cindy’s newest venture is The Owl’s Nest Mysteries. Once again, she has set her cozy mystery in Pittsburgh. The Owl’s Next Mysteries has a little grit, a little time travel, a little romance, and a whole lot of cozy!

Cindy resides on her Thoroughbred farm known as Fly by Night Stables near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Bill, and her poorly behaved Cocker Spaniel, Allister.

Connect with the author:  Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook
Tour Schedule:
June 21 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 21 –Working Mommy Journal – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 21 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
June 22 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
June 22 –Bound 4 Escape – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 22 –Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 22 – Rajiv’s Reviews – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
June 23 – Splashes of Joy – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 23 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
June 23 – Working Mommy Journal – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
June 23 – Rajiv’s Reviews – book review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
June 24 – Buried Under Books – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 24 – Rajiv’s Reviews – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 24 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
June 24 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
June 24 – Working Mommy Journal – book review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
June 25 – StoreyBook Reviews – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 25 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 25 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 28 – Books for Books – book review of Maxed Out
June 28 – Blooming with Books – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
June 28 – Cover Lover Book Review – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
June 29 – Literary Flits – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 29 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
June 29 – Westveil Publishing – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
June 30 – Splashes of Joy – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
June 30 – Blooming with Books – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 1 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review of Maxed Out
July 1 – I Read What You Write – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
July 1 – Literary Flits – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
July 2 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
July 2 – Westveil Publishing – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 2 – I Read What You Write – book review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 5 – Cover Lover Book Review – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 5 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder
July 6 – Blooming with Books – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 6 – Buried Under Books – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
July 6 – Bound 4 Escape – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
July 6 – Literary Flits – book review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 7 – I Read What You Write – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 7 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 7 – @twilight_reader – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder
July 7 – Bound 4 Escape – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 8 – Bigreadersite – book review of Maxed Out
July 8 – Laura’s Interests – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 8 – Books for Books – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder
July 8 – @twilight_reader – book review of Taking Notes on Murder
July 9 – Hall Ways Blog – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 9 – Westveil Publishing – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 9 – @twilight_reader – book review of Maxed Out
July 9 – Books for Books – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder
July 12 – Chit Chat with Charity – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 12 – Bigreadersite – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder
July 12 – Buried Under Books – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 12 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review of Taking Notes on Murder
July 13 – The Momma Spot – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 13 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
July 13 – Bigreadersite – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder
July 14 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 14 – Laura’s Interests – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
July 14 – Splashes of Joy – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 15 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 15 – Chit Chat with Charity – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
July 15 – Laura’s Interests – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 15 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 16 – Lisa’s Reading – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 16 – Hall Ways Blog – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
July 16 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of Taking Notes on Murder /

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

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Tour and Giveaway for MIA AND THE HUMMINGBIRD by Nancy Carlisle

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  1. Join us for this tour from June 14 to June 25, 2021!

Book Details:

  • Book Title:  MIA AND THE HUMMINGBIRD by Nancy Carlisle
    Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  34 pages
    Genre:  Juvenile fiction/social themes or animals/birds
    Publisher:  Sage Green Press
    Release date:   March, 2021
    Content Rating:  G. There is nothing that even comes close to PG.

Book Description:

Mia and the Hummingbird is the story of a young girl who immigrates to a new country and learns to accept a new life. She sees the hummingbird building her nest for her babies and thinks that she and the bird are similar as they learn to adapt to their new homes. Mia and the

Hummingbird includes information about environmental and social reasons for immigration, the struggle to adapt to a new home and information about hummingbirds. Included is a glossary about these issues, a bibliography, and references.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Mia and the Hummingbird is not only a sweet children’s story, it is so much more. This book talks of Mia, who had no choice but to leave her county and move to the US. There are so many issues to deal with when you move to a different country. One very important issues is sometimes learning a new language. Then there is meeting new people and finding new friends, the foods are probably different. I felt so bad for this sweet girl. Then Mia saw a Humming bird outside her window as she is trying to build a nest for her babies, and as Mia watched, she learn a lot from this about her new move. This cute Hummingbird was full of great valuable lessons for Mia to learn and do. Mia sounds like a smart little girl and I know you would love reading this book to your child. This book deserves to be everywhere a child is. Whether it be a library, Schoolroom or library or daycare. This one is Four Stars for me.

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

Buy the Book:
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AND NOW AN INTERESTING INTERVIEW WITH THIS AUTHOR!

  1. What got you interested in children’s books?

I have always loved nature and the outdoors, I like to draw, and I want to inspire kids to find beauty in nature and work to improve our environment. Several years ago, I saw the traveling exhibit called “Washed Ashore, where artist Angela Pozzi, took ocean trash and turned it into sculptures of imaginative sea creatures with the hopeful message that everyone can do something to help the problem with plastic in the ocean, I decided that I wanted to help also by writing hopeful books that address serious environmental issues. My first book addressed the ocean plastic problem.  

  1. What do you hope kids take away from the book?

I want kids to learn to love nature and to be hopeful and resilient and persistent. I also want them also to treat all people and the planet with respect and think about issues tied to justice and equity.  Maybe that is a lot to hope for, but I am optimistic and have a lot of faith in the next generation. 

I also hope that kids and parents enjoy the text boxes and glossary because they provide some facts and vocabulary that can aid in stimulating a rich book discussion.

  1. Why does the story start off with pages going back and forth between Mia and the Bird?

Many of the books that I enjoy, start off by first describing one character, then a second character and so forth. As a reader, I find this is a good way to engage me in a story because just as I start to get to know one character, the story jumps to someone else. I thought it would be fun to try this approach in a much simpler format for a kid’s book.

  1. What got you interested in hummingbirds?

Several things: first, I was hiking, and a hummingbird kept flying close to me because I got too close to its nest.  The birds constant flying made me stop and look for the nest which I found.  Next my neighbor noticed a nest in his tree and set up a step latter so that I could walk up and peak in the nest and watch the baby bird hatch and grow. I took several pictures of the little birds in the nest. Third during the pandemic, I, and all my neighbors, put out feeders and all became avid hummingbird watchers.

  1. What is your favorite part of the story?

There are several parts of the story that I like.  I like the scene where Mia rode her bike through the neighborhood, and nothing looked familiar. This was based on my experience walking in France one day when I got lost and didn’t know a lot of French.  Like Mia, I approach a nearby women and with a shaky voice and tears in my eyes, asked for help. At the time I was about 50 years older than Mia.  The woman was very kind and got me home.  I also like the scene where the branch snapped, and the nest is carried off by the wind because where I live we have fierce thunder storms so this scene seems so real to me. 

 

 Meet the Author:

Nancy Carlisle is an author, illustrator and retired architect and manager. She writes hopeful books for kids that interweave facts and fiction

about the environment and global responsibility.

During her 38 year career, as an architect and researcher, her focus was on the environment. She led work nationally and internationally on sustainable and energy efficient buildings and communities and won awards for collaboratively designing award-winning sustainable buildings, a laboratory campus, and as part of a team to develop a program to improve the energy efficiency of laboratories in the U.S.

connect with the author: website 

 
Tour Schedule:
June 14 – Reading is My Passion – book review / guest post
June 14 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 15 – Ice Fairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
June 16 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 17 – The Bespectacled Mother – book review / guest post
June 18 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 21 – Lisa’s Reading – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 22 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 23 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 24 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
June 25 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway:

MIA AND THE HUMMINGBIRD Book Tour Giveaway

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Tour and Spotlight for Multiple Children’s books by Kim Patrick & Nabila Khashoggi

KIP THE LETTER X by Kim Patrick and SPARTAN AND THE GREEN EGG by Nabila Kheshoggi

I WANT TO SPOTLIGHT THESE BOOKS

KIP THE LETTER X by Kim Patrick

Join us for this tour from June 7to June 25, 2021!

Book Details:
Book Title:  Kip the Letter X by Kim Patrick
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  36 pages
Genre: Children’s Book
Publisher:  Full Cycle Publications
Release date:  June 2020
Tour dates: June 7 to June 25, 2021
Content Rating:  G.
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Book Description:

Kip the Letter X searches far and wide trying to find his purpose.

Buy the Book:
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Full Cycle Publications

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Meet the Author:

Kim Patrick was born in England, raised in Britain and South Africa, and now lives in the United States. She loves animals, books, films, the letter X, and much of the rest of the alphabet.

connect with the author:  website ~ twitter ~ goodreads

GREAT INTERVIEW FROM AUTHOR KIM PATRICK

What made you want to write a children’s book?

Children take in information at such a phenomenal rate compared to adults. Learning to love yourself is something that once you learn it, you never forget it. Why not start with the very young? 

In this book you focus on self worth and loving yourself. Why?

I wanted to write a book that would be interesting and funny, but also offer more than just a good giggle. Maybe if more kids learned to appreciate their uniqueness instead of trying to conform, then we’d have much happier adults in the world. 

How do you decide what to write about for a children’s book?

I can’t speak to what other writers do, but for me it starts out as something that has really caused an emotional reaction in me. Watching kids on a playground bully another kid kicked off this book. Luckily, the parents stepped in and the situation was diffused, but I always wondered about the poor kid that was picked on. How did he feel? How did his mother deal with the fall out from that? 

How do you make time to write? 

I have to schedule it in or it never gets done! Some of the biggest writing distractions for me are movies, my animals demanding playtime, and having to stop and eat. 

Will you be writing another book?

After I finish writing a book I usually give myself time to reconnect with the world and my family. Then, when it’s time I’ll know it and another book will happen. 


I WANT TO SPOTLIGHT THESE BOOKS

SPARTAN AND THE GREEN EGG by

Join us for this tour from June 7to June 25, 2021!

Book Details:
Book Title:  Spartan and the Green Egg by Nabila Khashoggi
Category:  Middle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12),  95 pages
Genre: Children’s Adventure: Graphic Novel
Publisher:  Full Cycle Publications
Release date:  January 20, 2021
Tour dates: June 7 to June 25, 2021
Content Rating:  G.

Book Description:

In Book 5, Land of The Midnight Sun, Egg, the friendly live alien spaceship, creatively uses an enchanting art gallery to reveal the young adventurers’ next destination. Spartan, Katie, Max, Tor, and Grimm find themselves in Greenland, home to some of the biggest glaciers on earth, and known as The Land of the Midnight Sun because, in summer, the sun never sets. Greenland’s vast and daunting landscape is almost completely covered with ice and snow.

With the help of some friendly Greenland sled dogs, they arrive in the charming village of Siorapaluk and befriend a young Inuit, Malik, and his family. They soon learn that Malik’s father and his group have gone missing while on an expedition. The team goes in search of them, at their own risk. Before long, they are caught up in a treacherous avalanche and trapped on a glacier that has broken off from the mainland. Hope arrives from a powerful source as they bear witness to an astonishing and beautiful miracle from the Earth’s living creatures.

Buy the Book: Amazon.com
Full Cycle Publications

AND NOW AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR Nabila Khashoggi

What is Land of the Midnight Sun all about?

This is the fifth book in the Spartan & the Green Egg series and it is set in Greenland. The gang of kids, along with their helpful alien friend, named Egg, must help rescue a film crew and their guides from an iceberg that has broken away from the mainland. It tells a great story, IMHO, but also uses climate change and its impact as a backdrop. 

Do you have a favorite among the books you’ve written?

Actually, it’s always the one I’ve just finished. Probably because it is the one that is freshest in my mind!

How did you get started writing children’s books?

I got started on a whim. I used to tell my son, Spartan, bedtime stories that involved his favorite toy (a green egg). It kind of took on a life of its own and I took the leap into making them into a graphic novel. 

Why did you choose to write your book as a graphic novel? 

I decided that using a graphic novel format would make the book more accessible to a wider range of children, especially those readers who maybe weren’t fans of reading. I also am a comic book fan and grew up loving them. 

What’s next?

Well, I’m working on Book 6 in the series as well as working as the spokeswoman for The Children for Peace. It’s a nonprofit organization that helps children in impoverished places around the world to obtain equipment, books, desks, and so forth for their schools. 


Meet the Author:

When her eldest son was a toddler, Nabila used to entertain him with made-up stories about a boy who traveled the world inside a live green egg that just so happened to be an alien from another planet. She turned the tales into a colorful children¹s graphic novel series, Spartan and the Green Egg, with the intention of introducing children to environmental and cultural themes around the world.

A portion of all proceeds from the Spartan and the Green Egg book series, toys and accessories is donated to The Children for Peace ONLUS. Based in Italy, this non-governmental organization helps young people worldwide who are living in challenging circumstances obtain their essential needs such as food, medical help and educational opportunities. Nabila currently lives in New York and has two sons.

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ pinterest


Tour Schedule:

June 7 –Cover Lover Book Review – books spotlight / giveaway
June 7 – Working Mommy Journal – books spotlight / giveaway
June 8 – Wottaread – book spotlight of Kip the Letter X / author interview with Kim Patrick / giveaway
June 8 –Wottaread – books spotlight / author interview with Nabila Khashoggi /  giveaway
June 8 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – books spotlight / guest post with Nabila Khashoggi / guest post with Kim Patrick / giveaway
June 9 – Locks, Hooks and Books – books spotlight / giveaway
June 10 –A Mama’s Corner of the World – books spotlight / giveaway
June 14 – @twilight_reader – books spotlight
June 15 –Jazzy Book Reviews – books spotlight / guest post with Nabila Khashoggi / author interview with Kim Patrick / giveaway
June 16 –Stephanie Jane – books spotlight / giveaway
June 16 – The Adventures of a Travelers Wife – books spotlight / author interview with Nabila Khashoggi / author interview with Kim Patrick / giveaway
June 17 – Pick a Good Book – books spotlight / author interview with Nabila Khashoggi / author interview with Kim Patrick / giveaway
June 18 –Books for Books – books spotlight
June 21 – The Bespectacled Mother – books spotlight
June 22 – Lisa’s Reading – books spotlight / guest post with Nabila Khashoggi / author interview with Kim Patrick / giveaway
June 23 – Splashes of Joy – books spotlight / author interview with Nabila Khashoggi / author interview with Kim Patrick / giveaway
June 24 – Gina Rae Mitchell – books spotlight / giveaway
June 24 – I Read Kid’s Books – books spotlight / guest post with Nabila Khashoggi / guest post with Kim Patrick / giveaway
June 25 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – books spotlight
TBA – Rajiv’s Reviews – books spotlight / giveaway

And now for the wonderful giveaway Click on the link below.

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Tour and Giveaway for Finding My Sunshine by Shannon Leith McGuire.

 
 
Join us for this tour from June 14 to July 2, 2021!

 

Book Details:

Book TitleFinding My Sunshine (A Memoir)
Author:  Shannon Leith McGuire.
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 198 pages
Genre:  Memoir
Publisher:  Sunshine Street Press
Release date:  March 2021
Content RatingPG+M for bad language, anger, and suicidal thoughts, clinical depression, and assault

 Book Description:

“What if that someone was you?” Shannon had been so quick to blame others for her anger. She knew she was drowning in darkness and pain; being born with a learning disability made her feel defeated by life. She tried drinking heavily in order to quiet the demons. After being kicked out of college, Shannon took a leap of faith and started working in a nursing home. That’s when her angels appeared and the miracle began. The insight and wisdom she gained from those elderly new friends led her on an inspiring journey of discovery and self-acceptance. Each of us has our own path. Some of us just need angels to help us find it. This is her story. 

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

Finding my Sunshine is about Shannon Leith McGuire life. About the difficult issues she has had to face pretty much as long as she remembers. She has a learning disability, which is devastating trying to learn with other people your age that never have problems, and that’s enough to throw anyone down. This lead to alcohol, being kicked out of school and finding her own way. It was working in a nursing home that brought Sunshine to her life. Those sweet older people were full of wisdom and love and showed Shannon what she has needed and is missing. Shannon not only found her SUNSHINE in the nursing Home she found a love of the residents there. She was able to find taking care of these lovely people was healing to her life. I love that Shannon found healing in such a place. We sometimes forget the wisdom of older people.                                                Shannon’s story is unique and I love the way she is so straightforward open and honest in what she has written in her book. A lot of people would be too ashamed, but if this book can help one person it would be worth it. This book can be so much help for so many people. This one is truly a Five Stars for me. Sometimes it is difficult rating a book when reading a book so different from your normal reads but this book wasn’t a problem at all. Knowing how much Finding my Sunshine will be such a help to others gave me my rating. I strongly encourage you to check out 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.

 

 

Meet the Author:

 

Shannon was raised in a small town in Eastern Montana, where you leave your car keys in the ignition and your front door unlocked all the time. The kind of place where sunsets and sunrises can be seen for miles on the horizon. Where the spring crickets and frogs resting in the irrigation ditches helped transition the days into a calm resting night. Where the winters can get so cold, air can freeze. It was only after she was academically suspended by the college she was attending, that she became a Certified Nurses Aide (CNA). She did her training in Billings, Montana and it was there she learned how to take care of others and bonded with the geriatric population. For over five years, Shannon worked in the same nursing home where she received her training. The work was hard, but it grounded her and helped her find balance in what had become a deeply unbalanced life. It was not until she was a CNA, at one of the hospitals that she had a dream-three nights in a row-that she was going to become a nurse. She currently resides in Tampa, Florida, where you may hear her laughing with her husband of over 10 years,  scuba diving in the ocean, taking walks with their rescued pit-bull dog- Darby, or dancing together to life’s music.

connect with the author: website

 
Tour Schedule:
June 14 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
June 15 – Sadie’s Spotlight – book spotlight
June 16 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
June 17 – Wottaread – book spotlight / author interview
June 18 –Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 21 – Books for Books – book spotlight
June 22 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 23 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 24 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book spotlight
June 25 –Olio by Marilyn – book review / giveaway
June 25 –Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview
June 28 – Rajiv’s Reviews – book review / giveaway
June 29 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
June 29 – Pick a Good Book – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 30 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 30 – Fur Everywhere – book review / giveaway
July 1 – Book World Reviews – book review
July 1 – @twilight_reader – book review
July 2 – Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway

 

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