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Into the Fog Epic Book Launch

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Book: Into the Fog

Author: Karen Randau

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release date: September 6, 2022

Love and danger spar in this thrilling romantic suspense

Hands push Marie Jessica (“MJ”) Goodrich from a rural roadway into an icy creek. The clock is ticking for her pleading friend on the other side of the ravine.

Running from flashbacks of a life-altering attack in Afghanistan, MJ takes refuge with her mother, managing Peach Blossom Orchard. But peace is illusive in a rural Oklahoma town full of secrets.

After losing his wife and children in a fatal car crash, Josh Rivers doubts he deserves a second chance at love. He can’t believe his bad luck when MJ, the woman who plagues the nightmares of his military service in Afghanistan, shows up in his hometown. She claims a driver ran down and abducted her friend Kelsey. Frustrated with the county sheriff’s investigation, MJ and Josh partner to follow clues that lead to a kidnapper who demands a bizarre ransom.

With danger increasing for everyone MJ loves, will the clock run out before they solve the mystery? Find out how MJ and Josh—swirling in a whirlwind of mystery and suspense—lean on their mutual faith to find answers, courage, forgiveness, healing … and wholesome romance.

If you like to read Christy Barritt and Colleen Coble, you’ll love Into the Fog, a keep-you-up-at-night clean romantic suspense novel that launches the Peach Blossom Orchard series.

BOOK EXCERPT

Into the Fog Excerpt 6

“Hmm.” Kelsey squinted ahead, returning MJ’s attention to the approaching wall of fog and the possibility of falling off the bridge.

“Maybe we shouldn’t go in there.” MJ’s shoulders and gut tightened. She slowed her pace and grabbed Kelsey’s elbow to guide her toward the grass beside the road. “I never saw fog like this in Arizona. Did you experience it wherever you’re from?”

Kelsey shook her arm from MJ’s grasp. “I don’t tell people where I’m from, but I’ve seen plenty of fog. If you’re not used to it, I can see why it might scare you. I’ll see you tomorrow.” She stretched her long legs and sprinted away.

MJ stopped, confused. “I didn’t say I wouldn’t go.” Despite that, the reprieve eased the stiffness in her neck and shoulders.

Kelsey yelled over her shoulder as she disappeared into the fog. “It’s okay. I’m in the mood to be alone with my thoughts. See you tomorrow.”

“Don’t run in the middle of the road, okay?” An image of the bridge flashed through her brain. “Stay on the grass.”

Kelsey shouted something that MJ didn’t understand.

As she shifted toward the dirt path she’d mentioned to Kelsey, a silver sedan passed, followed by a black tow truck.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A native of the southwestern U.S., Karen Randau has been writing and telling stories since elementary school. She holds a degree in journalism/public relations from The University of Texas at Austin and has enjoyed a long career in marketing communications.

After a short stint working in a psychiatric hospital, when she wrote three self-help books, Karen joined an international relief and development organization to use her skills to help people struggling with extreme poverty. She has traveled to numerous developing countries, witnessing famines, violence, and hopeful people working to overcome a generational cycle of poverty.

She loves to read and write fast-paced mysteries and thrillers, especially those with intricate plots, lots of action, and rollercoaster-like twists and turns.

Two Roads to Paradise by Gordon Jensen with Cara Highsmith and Gordon Thomas

Please scroll down to see my review of Two Roads To Paradise ‘written in red’

 

Join us for this tour from July 18 to August 12, 2022!

 

Book Details:

​Book Title: The Way Out (Book 1: Be Careful What You Wish for Series) by Gordon Jensen with Cara Highsmith and Gordon Thomas
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  240 pages
Genre: Sci-Fi
Publisher:  Highsmith Creative Services
Release date:  September 2020
Content Rating:  PG-13 +M. The language is pretty tame, but there are a few swear words. The bigger issue is some of the topics addressed in it. ​

My Rating: Four Stars⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

 

Book Description:

When the Alpha Centauri crew returns to earth after a failed mission to explore a distant planet, they quickly learn the world is not how they left it.

Under new global leadership, the planet has managed to
go decades without conflict, except for one major problem. Thanks to a pandemic caused by a mutation in a new strain of GMO corn, the world’s population plummeted to 2.6 billion, wiping out a disproportionate amount of men and leaving the globe run almost entirely by women. The mutation altered the human DNA, making it impossible to produce male babies and increasing Y-chromosome related diseases.

Because of their lack of exposure, the Alpha Centauri crew, especially the men on board, now find themselves in high demand. The Powers that Be think they are the solution, but with that solution comes the inevitable hunger for power and control. As greed, self-interest, and corruption rear their ugly heads, a planet that had found its way to peace is thrust into turmoil once again.

So, the question becomes: Are they really the answer to a seemingly unsolvable problem? The world may soon come to understand that sometimes getting what you wish for isn’t the gift you think it will be.

The Way Out is at once a brilliant and relatable work of post-apocalyptic fiction. Think The Handmaid’s Tale mixed with Netflix’s The Wilds, and a touch of Interstellar, the movie. It’s a uniquely told story that will have you waiting as impatiently as the crew to understand the New World Order of the near future.

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​Book TitleTwo Roads to Paradise (Book 2: Be Careful What You Wish for Series) by Gordon Jensen with Cara Highsmith and Gordon Thomas
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  324 pages
GenreSci-Fi
Publisher:  Highsmith Creative Services
Release date:  May 2022
Content Rating:  PG-13 +M. The language is pretty tame, but there are a few swear words. The bigger issue is some of the topics addressed in it. 
 

Book Description:

​Although the reappearance of the Alpha Centauri I crew was miraculous, it was not the celebratory homecoming they expected. Their return to a world reeling from a pandemic that wiped out more than half the population thrust them right into the center of controversy and conflict. Now, three years later, though the tide has turned and the survival of the human race seems to be secure, the survival of human relations is far less certain. The cure should have been the injection of hope the world needed to restore balance and end the chaos of the last four decades. Instead, the complex implications for personal rights and freedom have
fractured the North American territory in such a way that the division may never be repaired. As the crew dispersed to find their place in this new landscape, Hunter Young found himself embedded in the Marshall administration as an agent for the mysterious K Group. What had been a relatively uneventful assignment suddenly becomes a whirlwind of adventure as he is called to a rendezvous that requires a long and circuitous journey.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Two Roads to Paradise (Book 2: Be Careful What You Wish for Series) by Gordon Jensen with Cara Highsmith and Gordon Thomas picks up about three years after the Alpha Centauri I crew landed back to earth. What they find of earth is a lot like what our world is today, especially with the division among the people. Discussion this group had was a little eerie because it is the same things going on in our world today. As they strive to find their way in this new world, it wasn’t as easy as they though. Especially with Hunter and his mission. There is much going on in this book. I encourage you to read the first book, The Way Out first, in order to meet the characters and get an understand of what is in this second book. There are lots of twists and turns in Two Roads to Paradise, and I found myself having to go back and re-read in order to understand what is going on. If you enjoy Sci-Fi and Dystopian books, you will enjoy this one. Again with this second book in the series, the author’s writes a very good book and their writing is exceptional. I’m giving  Two Roads to Paradise Four Stars. I encourage you to check out this book as well as the first book in this series. 

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 Authors:

 

Gordon Jensen holds an MBA from University of Rochester, New York, Simon School of
Business and a bachelor’s degree from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. After working in finance In New York for several years, Jensen went back to Minnesota to run the family business. He retired after selling the the business and is now fulfilling a number of life-long dreams, including writing a novel series.

 
Cara Highsmith has always been drawn to the world of books and has found herself working in this industry in one capacity or another for the majority of her adult life. She holds a Master of Arts in English from Belmont University and did work toward a PhD at Middle Tennessee State University. Cara was on the editorial team at Hachette Book Group USA, working with several New York Times bestselling authors, for nearly four years. After leaving Hachette in 2008, she began freelancing, developing proposals and manuscripts for agents, editing and ghostwriting for authors, and assisting clients in preparing projects for self-publishing. Cara is a master of being a jack of all trades, but currently spends her free time working on several personal writing projects and enjoying life on a beautiful northern California mountain.

 

connect with authors: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads


Tour Schedule:

 

July 18 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of THE WAY OUT / guest post / giveaway
July 19 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway
July 19 – Literary Flits – book review of THE WAY OUT / guest post / giveaway
July 20 – Literary Flits – book review of TWO ROAD TO PARADISE / author interview / giveaway
July 21 – Sadie’s Spotlight – book series spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 21 – The Momma Spot – book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway
July 22 – A Crane Between The Pages – book review of THE WAY OUT
July 22 – @acourtofbookishreviews (TIK TOC) – book review of THE WAY OUT
July 25 – Mostly Mystery Reviews – book review of THE WAY OUT / guest post / giveaway
July 26 – SpareTimer866 – book series spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 26 – She Just Loves Books – book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway
July 27 – She Just Loves Books – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway
July 27 – The Momma Spot – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway
July 28 – Splashes of Joy – book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway
July 28 – Kam’s Place – book review of THE WAY OUT
July 29 – Splashes of Joy – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway
July 30 – @pen.books.and.scalpel – book review of THE WAY OUT
Aug 1 – Mostly Mystery Reviews – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / author interview / giveaway
Aug 1 – Kam’s Place – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE
Aug 1 – @acourtofbookishreviews (TIC TOK) – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE
Aug 2 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book series spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 2 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review of THE WAY OUT
Aug 3 – @Mel.literate – book review of THE WAY OUT
Aug 4 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE
Aug 4 
– Stephanie Jane – book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway
Aug 5 – A Crane Between The Pages – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE
Aug 8 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway
Aug 9 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway
Aug 9 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway
Aug 10 – Books are a Blessing – book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway
Aug 10 –
 Stephanie Jane – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway
Aug 11 – fundinmental – book series spotlight / giveaway
Aug 11 – Books are a Blessing – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway
Aug 11 – @pen.books.and.scalpel – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE
Aug 12 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway
Aug 12 – Books for Books – book series spotlight

 

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Skate Cute by Melissa J. Roche

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GENRE:   Contemporary Romance

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BLURB:

Kriss heads home to her small prairie town with 98% of an astrophysics PhD, a load of memories she’d rather not think about, and a survival plan: skate and graduate. Her plan doesn’t include the attention of a familiar admirer from the nearby fire station, one with an impressive physique, a hidden singing talent, and a smile dazzling enough to sweep her off her skates. Before she knows it, she’s falling for him—hard.

Chase has settled into the rhythms of his small-town firefighter routine, but he remembers Kriss from high school: the starry-eyed skater girl on her way out the door of his life. Now she’s back, just as gorgeous as ever, spinning around the next-door rink without a care in the world. Or so he thinks, until Kriss is targeted with mysterious acts of vandalism designed to derail her dreams. Can he help Kriss find the courage to stand up under the attacks and trust herself to love again?

Excerpt Three:

Emmy started counting them off, but Kriss wasn’t listening. The song was starting. She took a sip of her water as casually as possible and watched Chase’s eyes close again as he drew in another steadying deep breath.

Then he opened his eyes and looked straight at her.

“‘Thought I had it all together…’”

She remembered to breathe. He wasn’t quite looking exactly straight at her, more like just above her head.

“‘Life was simple, like the weather…’”

The lyrics. He was reading the karaoke lyrics on the screen, which happened to be right over her head. Her cheeks burned with relief and embarrassment, but her heart was still pounding.

She took another sip from her water and tried to focus on her table’s conversation like she didn’t have a care in the world who was on that stage.

But… that voice. She had only heard it briefly before, but she was already certain she would never forget it all her life. Baritone, that was it. Solid baritone, rich and deep, but light enough to soar if it had to.

She heard it catch a little on a high note and glanced to the stage just in time to see Chase cringe and clear his throat with a quick cough before launching into the next verse. But then he recovered, fixing his attention on the screen like it was his lifeline and starting to pour into the song the confidence it wanted.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Melissa received her first pair of black-and-hot-pink inline skates in fourth grade, a couple of years before she swore her life to the study of the stars (in a fit of sci-fi inspired passion). Two decades later, she has acquired several larger pairs of skates and an astronomy PhD, both of which tend to slip out from under her at the most inopportune moments. She enjoys skating and singing at the neighborhood rink in her small town in Colorado, where she lives with her husband, two boys, and a cozy lap cat. Only one of which is allowed to read her writing over her shoulder.

https://writerchickphd.com   https://melissajroche.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/writerchickphd/

https://www.instagram.com/writerchickphd/

https://www.youtube.com/c/stargirlskates

https://www.tiktok.com/@skatersings

Amazon buy link: 

This book is on sale for $0.99.

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE:

Melissa J. Roche will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC or a digital copy of the book to two randomly drawn winners via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Mistletoe Village by Kathleen J. Robison

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Review for The Way Out by Gordon Jensen with Cara Highsmith and Gordon Thomas

Join us for this tour from July 18 to August 12, 2022!

Book Details:

​Book Title: The Way Out (Book 1: Be Careful What You Wish for Series) by Gordon Jensen with Cara Highsmith and Gordon Thomas
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  240 pages
Genre: Sci-Fi
Publisher:  Highsmith Creative Services
Release date:  September 2020
Content Rating:  PG-13 +M. The language is pretty tame, but there are a few swear words. The bigger issue is some of the topics addressed in it. ​

My Rating: Four Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Book Description:

When the Alpha Centauri crew returns to earth after a failed mission to explore a distant planet, they quickly learn the world is not how they left it.

Under new global leadership, the planet has managed to
go decades without conflict, except for one major problem. Thanks to a pandemic caused by a mutation in a new strain of GMO corn, the world’s population plummeted to 2.6 billion, wiping out a disproportionate amount of men and leaving the globe run almost entirely by women. The mutation altered the human DNA, making it impossible to produce male babies and increasing Y-chromosome related diseases.

Because of their lack of exposure, the Alpha Centauri crew, especially the men on board, now find themselves in high demand. The Powers that Be think they are the solution, but with that solution comes the inevitable hunger for power and control. As greed, self-interest, and corruption rear their ugly heads, a planet that had found its way to peace is thrust into turmoil once again.

So, the question becomes: Are they really the answer to a seemingly unsolvable problem? The world may soon come to understand that sometimes getting what you wish for isn’t the gift you think it will be.

The Way Out is at once a brilliant and relatable work of post-apocalyptic fiction. Think The Handmaid’s Tale mixed with Netflix’s The Wilds, and a touch of Interstellar, the movie. It’s a uniquely told story that will have you waiting as impatiently as the crew to understand the New World Order of the near future.

BUY THE BOOK:
Amazon.com
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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

The Way Out is Book 1 in the Be Careful What You Wish for Series by Gordon Jensen with Cara Highsmith and Gordon Thomas. Sci-fi is a genre I don’t read a lot, but this one was quite interesting. It was pretty much fun following eighteen men and eight women as they leave on a mission and ended up staying much longer than expected. They ended up in a deep black hole that kept them for a while. Well, the crew thought it was only a few years, but it was in fact forty years. And they found that the world had changed immensely while they were gone. No conflict in decades? So not like today, but wouldn’t it be nice? But there was one issue that took out an excessive amount of men and now the world is mostly run by women. As the crew continued to find changes in this new world, it was scary to think, it could easily happen today, especially in the light of the pandemic the last few years.

Some of the things were over my head, or maybe it just didn’t interest me. Yet all in all, this is a well written book. The writing style different that any I have read before, and I like it.The Way Out is a quick and easy read, and I am happy to give it Four Stars. If you enjoy a good sci-fi read, I’m sure you will love this one.

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

 

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Book Details:

​Book TitleTwo Roads to Paradise (Book 2: Be Careful What You Wish for Series) by Gordon Jensen with Cara Highsmith and Gordon Thomas
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  324 pages
GenreSci-Fi
Publisher:  Highsmith Creative Services
Release date:  May 2022
Content Rating:  PG-13 +M. The language is pretty tame, but there are a few swear words. The bigger issue is some of the topics addressed in it. 
 

Book Description:

​Although the reappearance of the Alpha Centauri I crew was miraculous, it was not the celebratory homecoming they expected. Their return to a world reeling from a pandemic that wiped out more than half the population thrust them right into the center of controversy and conflict. Now, three years later, though the tide has turned and the survival of the human race seems to be secure, the survival of human relations is far less certain. The cure should have been the injection of hope the world needed to restore balance and end the chaos of the last four decades. Instead, the complex implications for personal rights and freedom have
fractured the North American territory in such a way that the division may never be repaired. As the crew dispersed to find their place in this new landscape, Hunter Young found himself embedded in the Marshall administration as an agent for the mysterious K Group. What had been a relatively uneventful assignment suddenly becomes a whirlwind of adventure as he is called to a rendezvous that requires a long and circuitous journey.

BUY THE BOOK:
Amazon.com
add to goodreads
 
 
Meet the Authors:

Gordon Jensen holds an MBA from University of Rochester, New York, Simon School of
Business and a bachelor’s degree from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. After working in finance In New York for several years, Jensen went back to Minnesota to run the family business. He retired after selling the the business and is now fulfilling a number of life-long dreams, including writing a novel series.

Cara Highsmith has always been drawn to the world of books and has found herself working in this industry in one capacity or another for the majority of her adult life. She holds a Master of Arts in English from Belmont University and did work toward a PhD at Middle Tennessee State University. Cara was on the editorial team at Hachette Book Group USA, working with several New York Times bestselling authors, for nearly four years. After leaving Hachette in 2008, she began freelancing, developing proposals and manuscripts for agents, editing and ghostwriting for authors, and assisting clients in preparing projects for self-publishing. Cara is a master of being a jack of all trades, but currently spends her free time working on several personal writing projects and enjoying life on a beautiful northern California mountain.

connect with authors: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads


Tour Schedule:

July 18 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of THE WAY OUT / guest post / giveaway
July 19 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway
July 19 – Literary Flits – book review of THE WAY OUT / guest post / giveaway
July 20 – Literary Flits – book review of TWO ROAD TO PARADISE / author interview / giveaway
July 21 – Sadie’s Spotlight – book series spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 21 – The Momma Spot – book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway
July 22 – A Crane Between The Pages – book review of THE WAY OUT
July 22 – @acourtofbookishreviews (TIK TOC) – book review of THE WAY OUT
July 25 – Mostly Mystery Reviews – book review of THE WAY OUT / guest post / giveaway
July 26 – SpareTimer866 – book series spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 26 – She Just Loves Books – book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway
July 27 – She Just Loves Books – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway
July 27 – The Momma Spot – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway
July 28 – Splashes of Joy – book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway
July 28 – Kam’s Place – book review of THE WAY OUT
July 29 – Splashes of Joy – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway
July 30 – @pen.books.and.scalpel – book review of THE WAY OUT
Aug 1 – Mostly Mystery Reviews – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / author interview / giveaway
Aug 1 – Kam’s Place – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE
Aug 1 – @acourtofbookishreviews (TIC TOK) – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE
Aug 2 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book series spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 2 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review of THE WAY OUT
Aug 3 – @Mel.literate – book review of THE WAY OUT
Aug 4 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE
Aug 4 
– Stephanie Jane – book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway
Aug 5 – A Crane Between The Pages – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE
Aug 8 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway
Aug 9 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway
Aug 9 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway
Aug 10 – Books are a Blessing – book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway
Aug 10 –
 Stephanie Jane – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway
Aug 11 – fundinmental – book series spotlight / giveaway
Aug 11 – Books are a Blessing – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway
Aug 11 – @pen.books.and.scalpel – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE
Aug 12 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway
Aug 12 – Books for Books – book series spotlight

 

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A Midlife Voyage to Transformation by Donna Roe Daniell

Join us for this tour from July 25 to August 5, 2022!

Book Details:

​Book Title:  A Midlife Voyage to Transformation by Donna Roe Daniell
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+),  233 pages
Genre: Memoir / Women’s / Personal Transformation Self-Help
Publisher:  Mindful Books
Release date:  June 2021
Content Rating:  G

Book Description:

Can You Step into Your Power and Birth a New You at Midlife?

YES! Midlife, and the major events that encompass the ages of 35-65, can be devastating or powerful for women. But we can choose to be awakened at this powerful time of life. This memoir is the story of Donna Daniell’s healing journey through the five stages of the midlife voyage-Lost at Sea; Finding a Mooring; Deep Diving; Rebirthing; and the New You-to find self-love, resilience, and feminine wisdom. It is also a roadmap for other women on the midlife journey, charting a course that transmutes challenges into inner rebirth and stepping into the power of the Wisewoman.

​FIND YOUR OWN INNER STRENGTH – TAKE THE VOYAGE TO TRANSFORMATION!

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 MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

A Midlife Voyage to Transformation by Donna Roe Daniell is written to help women flow through the struggles that life throws to them. When Donna started out, got married, had a child, she never thought she would end up alone trying to raise her boy. And even moving to her mom so she would have help didn’t help. Then her husband wanted a divorce, and it seemed like everything was stacking up on her, and where was she to go? What was she to do?

I wasn’t sure what this book would be like. Some are really good, some are over our heads, but author Donna Roe Daniell nailed it with her book. Maybe life hits us with different issues, but what turns up in all of the research Daniell does can be for any woman struggling through midlife crisis. I wish I’d had this book a few years ago. A highlight for me what when Daniell decides to climb Mt. Killimanjaro. While climbing, she chose challenges that would push her to her limits. It was on that mountain that her life begins to change. Daniell’s found 5 mid life challeges on her midlife voyage. They as are listed in the book, and these 5 things can and will help you as you struggle through this midlife. I’m giving A Midlife Voyage to Transformation by Donna Roe Daniell Five Stars. I think this would be perfect for any woman, because most women struggle with something during their middle life years, and this can help. 

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:

Donna Roe Daniell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado and has had a private
practice in the Boulder/Longmont area since 2005 called Balance Your Life Coaching & Psychotherapy. She has offered family therapy and individual trauma treatment using mind/body trauma tools such as mindfulness, yoga and IFS through her psychotherapy practice. Since 2015, she has focused her coaching practice for women in midlife on unique programs to specifically empower women going through major midlife challenges to grieve and rebirth themselves through the 5 stages of her Midlife Voyage to Transformation. Today, through her website, Donna offers on-line courses, Talks and live workshops, mp3 guided practices to support this book, and adventure and mindfulness retreats in nature for women wanting support to wake up, become unstuck, and find a transformative healing path through life’s challenges.

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


Tour Schedule:
July 25 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 26 – Locks Hooks and Books – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 27 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
July 28 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
July 29 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview
July 29 – Olio by Marilyn – book review / giveaway
​Aug 1 –
Mostly Mystery Reviews – book review / guest post
Aug 3 – Books for Books – book review
Aug 4 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / author interview / giveaway
​Aug 4 –
 Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
Aug 5 – Novels Alive – book review / giveaway
Aug 5 – Kam’s Place – book review / author interview
Aug 5 – Mel_literate – book review / guest post

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Mickey on the Move FARMING by Michelle Wagner

Join us for this tour from July 12 to Aug 1, 2022!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Mickey on the Move Farming by Michelle Wagner
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  38 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:   July, 2022
Content Rating:  G for everyone.

Book Description:

Mickey is on the move again!

He and his mom take pride in farming and gardening together, doing everything from raising chickens to growing delicious fruits and vegetables in their backyard orchard.

Mickey, who was born with deafness in both ears, has overcome obstacles to fully enjoy the great outdoors.

His Aqua Cochlear implants allow him to hear and appreciate the beautiful sounds in nature without the worry of weather dampening his day!

Join Mickey for another adventure!

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Mickey on the Move: Farming is about a little boy who loves helping his mom on the farm with the animals, but one thing about Mickey is that he is deaf in both ears. I was excited to read and review the first book about Micky and his Cochlear implants that helps him hear, and this second book is just as exciting. Before Micky couldn’t go outside with his Cochlear implants because he couldn’t get them wet, but now he has the new Aqua Cochlear implants that allow Mickey to go outside and enjoy the sounds, and he didn’t have to worry about getting them wet.

I so much enjoyed this book. I fell in love with this sweet little boy in the first book, and I love him in this new one. And these Mickey books are about a real little boy. It is fun and interesting to read about the Cochlear implants that help Mickey hear the sounds he wouldn’t hear without them. Jenny Phelps does an amazing job bring this story to life with the vibrant and beautiful illustrations that fit the words so well on each page. I love the book cover with the same illustrations as well. This is a special little book that would fit well in any elementary school library as well as any daycare. It would be a fabulous read to help children understand these implants if they are around someone who has them. I love that this story shows how a child living with these Aqua Cochlear implants can enjoy life just as other children do. I encourage parents to pick up this book for your children as 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. 

Meet the Author:

Michelle Wagner is a full-time realtor, mom, and award-winning author who dedicates her time and energy to charities and events supporting children with hearing loss. Michelle takes pride in assisting families as they work through the different approaches to raising a special-needs child in a typical environment.

After discovering that her son Mickey was profoundly deaf in both ears, Michelle made it her mission to provide Mickey with the tools to ensure that he would live his best life. Today, Mickey, who wears bilateral cochlear implants, plays tennis and is currently in eighth grade at the St. Helena Montessori Farm School, where he is thriving and is social with his friends. Michelle makes sure that Mickey has the courage to be his optimal self. Michelle
is donating 100 percent of proceeds from the sale of Mickey on the Move Farming to the Joyful Life Cochlear Implant Fund.

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Tour Schedule:

July 12 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
July 13 – Character Madness and Musings – book spotlight / giveaway
July 13 – Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – book review / giveaway
July 14 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
July 14 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
July 15 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review / giveaway
July 18 – Kam’s Place – book review
July 19 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / giveaway
July 20 – Reading is My Passion – book review / giveaway
July 20 – Pick A Good Book – book review / giveaway
July 21 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
July 21 – Triquetra Reviews – book review / giveaway
July 22 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
July 22 – The Phantom Paragrapher – book review / giveaway
July 25 – Sandra’s Book Club – book review / giveaway
July 26 – Library Lady’s Kid Lit – book review / giveaway
July 26 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
July 27 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / giveaway
July 27 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
July 28 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
July 29 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Aug 1 – Chit Chat with Charity – book review / giveaway
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Love Blooms in Morning Star by Charlotte Hubbard

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As Jo Fussner keeps the Marketplace humming, her heart dances with a joyous secret. Jo and Michael Wengerd, a shy nursery owner from a nearby town, have fallen hopelessly in love. When Michael buys a courting buggy, Jo is sure a proposal will follow. But she’ll have to work hard to gain her mother’s approval—because the widowed Drusilla Fussner is convinced that marriage will bring her daughter nothing but heartache.

To win Jo’s hand, Michael enlists his father’s help in convincing Drusilla to give the marriage her blessing—and perhaps even open her heart to new happiness of her own. . . . But just as Jo and Michael’s hope for their future grows, an even bigger obstacle looms. The Amish elders vote to forbid any maidel from working once she marries. Now Jo must choose between the beloved store she’s put her heart into, and the man she can’t live without. Conflicted, Jo will have to trust that anything is possible when true faith guides the way.

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“What do you think of my new courting buggy, Jo?” he asked eagerly. “I ordered it from Saul Hartzler’s factory in December, and picked it up last night.”

Jo’s jaw dropped. A courting buggy! As they approached the open rig with a seat big enough for only two, her heart skipped like a happy schoolgirl’s. “It’s beautiful, Michael! Look at the way the wood shines. And what a wonderful shade of magenta you chose for your seat fabric.”

Michael smiled proudly. “I splurged on real leather, too,” he confided. “I figured this was the only time I’d be buying such a buggy, so I wanted it to be first-class for you, Jo. Wait here while I fetch my mare.”

Jo ran her finger along the buggy’s black wood, polished to such a shine that she could see her reflection in it. Deacon Saul was known for producing a quality product—and he hadn’t gotten wealthy by undercharging for his work, either. It wasn’t her place to ask Michael how many thousands of dollars he’d invested in his new rig. She and Mamm had considered ordering a new buggy a couple years ago, but when they’d heard what it would cost, they decided to make do with their old one.

“Gut girl—you’re doing fine,” Michael assured his horse as he approached Jo. “Josie, this is Starla, my new buggy mare.”

“Oh, aren’t you a pretty girl?” Jo said as she extended her hand. The mare looked young and angular, not yet in her prime. Her coat was a deep gray, with an irregular white star centered above her eyes. “You can keep her—and your new buggy—at our place!”

“Are you sure?” Michael handed Starla’s lead rope to Jo so he could hitch up his courting buggy. “I wouldn’t want your mamm to think we were overstepping her authority—”

“Starla can stay with us on my authority,” Jo interrupted. “If Mamm makes a fuss, I’ll take the blame. This is quite a surprise, Michael!” she added as she admired the way his black buggy and charcoal-colored mare looked together. Wasn’t it just like Michael to get all the details right?

He helped her up the steps and into his new rig. “I’m glad you see it that way, Josie-girl. I don’t intend to upset your mother, but I don’t plan on tiptoeing around her bad moods, either. We have a whole new life ahead of us—together. Shall we get on with it?”

About the Author:

In 1983, Charlotte Hubbard sold her first story to True Story. She wrote around 70 of those confession stories, and she’s sold more than 60 books to traditional or online publishers. A longtime resident of Missouri, she’s currently writing Amish romances set in imaginary Missouri towns for Kensington. She now lives in Omaha, NE with her husband of 40+ years and their Border collie, Vera.

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Love Blooms in Morning Star by Charlotte Hubbard

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As Jo Fussner keeps the Marketplace humming, her heart dances with a joyous secret. Jo and Michael Wengerd, a shy nursery owner from a nearby town, have fallen hopelessly in love. When Michael buys a courting buggy, Jo is sure a proposal will follow. But she’ll have to work hard to gain her mother’s approval—because the widowed Drusilla Fussner is convinced that marriage will bring her daughter nothing but heartache.

To win Jo’s hand, Michael enlists his father’s help in convincing Drusilla to give the marriage her blessing—and perhaps even open her heart to new happiness of her own. . . . But just as Jo and Michael’s hope for their future grows, an even bigger obstacle looms. The Amish elders vote to forbid any maidel from working once she marries. Now Jo must choose between the beloved store she’s put her heart into, and the man she can’t live without. Conflicted, Jo will have to trust that anything is possible when true faith guides the way.

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Jo Fussner gripped the pew bench in her excitement, thrumming with joy as she gazed across the center of the room at Michael Wengerd. As newehockers, they had front row seats at Molly and Marietta Helfings’ double wedding, which was about to begin now that the church service had concluded. In his black pants and vest, with a white shirt that glowed in the March sunshine that streamed through the window, Michael looked so handsome and elegant that Jo still wondered what he saw in a bulky, big-boned woman like her. But the love shining in his gray-blue eyes as he returned her gaze had the power to make her feel beautiful beyond belief.

Michael might’ve stayed in Queen City over the winter to make things easier for me, but his face still reflects his deep feelings for me—his belief that we should be together. It’s a miracle even more special than springtime, Lord, and for that I thank You!

When Bishop Jeremiah Shetler smiled at Marietta and Molly, the brides rose from the pew bench. In their dresses of deep teal, adorned with aprons made of crisp white organdy, they looked fresh and lovely as they centered themselves before the bishop with their grooms on either side of them. Pete Shetler appeared as nervous as Jo had ever seen him—until Molly’s reassuring smile brought the dimples back into his playful grin. Widowed nearly a year ago, Glenn Detweiler offered his elbow to slender Marietta, who took it with a dreamlike sigh as he placed his hand over hers.

Lydianne Christner, another of the twins’ side-sitters, leaned closer to Jo. “It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for!” she whispered happily. As the bishop’s fiancée, the pretty blond teacher was anticipating her own wedding in May, after school let out.

On Lydianne’s other side, redheaded Regina leaned forward to share her excitement, as well. “And your turns are coming!” she put in. “Last year at this time, who could’ve believed that every one of us confirmed maidels would find the man of her dreams?”

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I was do glad to take a trip back to morning star and see all of my friends there. I feel as though they are family. The Wengerd’s are back again, though Jo’s mamm pretty much ran the father/son duo off her property and out of her dawdy house. Jo’s mom tended to show herself, but it ends up she was hurting and couldn’t help her outburst. But does her attitude get better and does she still shoot off her mouth to everyone trying to help her?

This is an awesome addition to this series. I loved the Amish people and this special small community. I like how the Marketplace better pulls this community together, through their fellowship with each other when the shops are open, as well as the money it brings in to help each family, as well as they money the church fund is getting to help if there is a need. What a fun place to visit on Saturday’s and purchase your favorite items. Too bad we don’t have something like that In our area. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the phenomenally job Charlotte does in researching and writing this sweet series. I hope we are in for more of this series and all of these wonderful characters, but we need to wait and see. If you enjoy Amish reads, Love Blooms in Morning Star by Charlotte Hubbard is a must read for you. And don’t forget to check out all of the series. I’m giving ING this book Five Stars.

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:

In 1983, Charlotte Hubbard sold her first story to True Story. She wrote around 70 of those confession stories, and she’s sold more than 60 books to traditional or online publishers. A longtime resident of Missouri, she’s currently writing Amish romances set in imaginary Missouri towns for Kensington. She now lives in Omaha, NE with her husband of 40+ years and their Border collie, Vera.

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Semper Fi Brothers by A. C. Turner

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​Book Title:  Semper Fi Brothers: A Hero’s Dangerous Journey for Redemption by A.C. Turner
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  150 pages
Genre: Literary Fiction / Military Action Fiction
Publisher:  Write My Wrongs LLC
Release date:  March 16, 2022

Book Description:

Yarmuck, Syria is under attack. ISIS goons under the command of ruthless Commander Abu, have infiltrated the village and are determined to purge it of its Yazidi heritage… by any means necessary.

Meanwhile, half a world away in California, tormented Shamus “Gunny” O’Malley-retired Marine and Vietnam Vet who’s done nothing but drink his way through civilian life as a TV personality and bar owner-learns his young Yazidi bartender, Quassam, fears for the lives of the family left behind in Yarmuck.

When Quassam, “Q” to his friends, announces his plan to save his mother and sister from the ISIS goons, Gunny’s hapless best friend (and best customer), Buzz, decides he’s going to aid young Q on his journey, and does everything he can to convince Gunny to come along for the ride.

​With time running out and ISIS tightening its grip, Gunny has a decision to make. As the son of a white father and black mother, O’Malley knows from his time in the Marines that race can never break the bonds between semper fi brothers. Will he stay brash and boozy in sunny California, or will he take a leap of faith and journey to hellish, war-torn Syria to help his brothers and slay his-and Yarmuck’s-demons?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Semper Fi Brothers: A Hero’s Dangerous Journey for Redemption by A.C. Turner was and interesting read for me. The beginning ot the book was fun because it mentions things that brought back memories for me when I was young. Though I don’t remember when a two-bedroom bungalow could be purchased for $4,400. I enjoyed getting to know some of the characters and others I didn’t relate to that well. The 1940’s and 1950’s wasn’t a time that racial issues were so popular, but it was mentioned in the book about a racial couple and I didn’t have a problem with it. I did like couples child, Shamus. There’s quiet a bit that goes on in this book, with the war, and then the problems they had afterward. I enjoyed the bit of humor in the story, especially when Patrick decides to follow his young son William one night to see why he was so secretive about where he was going. The scene a little bit later was hilarious. And yes you have to read the book to fine out. I think anyone who enjoys stories about Marines or military stories would enjoy reading this one. I’m giving this one Four Stars.

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:

A. C. Turner’s writing career began in the 1980s with a focus on screenplays. In that time, and with the help of his agent, Anne Getty, he was able to option two of them, Shoplift and Hercules Down and Out, to major film companies. Unfortunately, neither went into production, but that didn’t stop the Los Angeles Times from featuring him on the front page of their Sunday edition on up-and-coming writers in Los Angeles. He then moved on to write two plays, Chickenscratch and Down and Out in Sioux Falls, which were produced at the Hayworth Theatre in Los Angeles. He achieved all of this while raising three kids and coaching high school and junior college football, predominantly in inner-city Los Angeles. After taking twenty years off from writing, he got the itch back in his mid-fifties. He wrote Semper Fi Brothers as a screenplay and entered it in Final Draft’s screenwriting contest, where it placed third out of nine thousand. The story was inspired by the military exploits of his career-soldier dad and his three overseas tours in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam as well as his Army daughter’s four tours, including one in Afghanistan. The script was given to a large production company again, which was exciting at first, but when Covid-19 hit and the script found itself on the back burner, he decided to run with it and turn it into a novel, feeling the story was too inspirational not to be told.

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July 18 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 19 – Books for Books – book spotlight
July 20 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 21 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
July 25 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
July 26 – Stephanie Jane – book review / giveaway
July 27 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
July 29 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 1 – Books are a Blessing – book review / giveaway
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Dangerous Beauty by Melissa Koslin

Dangerous  Beauty

Author: Melissa Koslin
Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Release Date: September 6, 2022

My Rating: Five Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

What is the price of freedom?

Liliana Vela hates the term victim. She’s not a victim, she’s a fighter. Stubborn and strong with a quiet elegance, she’s determined to take back her life after escaping the clutches of human traffickers. But she can’t stay safely in America–unless the man who aided in her rescue is serious about his unconventional proposal to marry her.

Meric Toledan was just stopping at a service station for a bottle of water. Instead, he becomes the key to Liliana’s rescue. If he can keep his secrets hidden, his wealth and position afford him many resources to help her. But the mysterious buyer who funded her capture will not sit idly by while his prize is stolen from him.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

When Meric Toledan stopped at a service station for water, he didn’t expect to rescue a woman from men who were going to hurt her. Neither did he expect to ask the woman to marry her. But he did. No what is he suppose to do? Liliana Vela was glad to be rid of the guys who abducted her, she’s not sure about living with the guy who saved her from a future that was sure to be devastating. Not sure about her future, she has no choice but to follow along with what her new husband has planned.

I am always so touched by stories of human trafficking, because it really happens, and probably much more than we know. And my heart goes out to the children and teens that are pulled into this tragic lifestyle. Liliana and Meric were such good characters, and though they both had baggage in their past, it was unique situations and I have no idea if I would have handled things as they did. I like Meric’s kind heart, and especially when it came to helping people. Thus why the marriage, its the safest way to make sure Liliana is safe. He does seem to have some dark secrets he can’t expose, which makes Liliana wonder what he does. I really like Liliana as well, she’s feisty, determined and independent, and will do whatever it takes to stop the people who abducted her. There are so many twists and turns in this book, as well as many secrets, but I do like the way Koslin pulls it altogether in the end. The ending brings a few surprises, as well as as a comfortable ending that you will enjoy. If you enjoy a.good suspense thriller that will keep you awake for many hours, this is one you need to try. Melissa Koslin is a fairly new author, and I encourage you to give her a try.

A special thanks to Library Thing and the 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

Melissa Koslin is a fourth-degree black belt in and certified instructor of Songahm Taekwondo. In her day job as a commercial property manager, she secretly notes personal quirks and funny situations, ready to tweak them into colorful additions for her books. She and Corey, her husband of twenty years, live in Florida, where they do their best not to melt in the sun.

Movie Review Gigi and Nate Coming 9/2

About the movie

An innocent time with friends at the lake, turns into a day that changes the course of Nate’s life forever.  A near-fatal turn-of-events, leaves Nate a quadriplegic and void of all hope for his future.  As he grapples with his new normal, his dynamic and resilient mother, Claire, is the foundation of the family: putting her career as an artist on hold and even risking her marriage to protect her son’s future and well-being. However, as a last resort, Claire discovers that the only thing that can make a profound difference in her son’s progress is providing him with an unlikely animal friend to be his greatest support.   As Nate discovers that his life is still very much worth living, his new found animal bond brings back hope, laughter, and love to a family facing its greatest adversity.  The tragic yet comedic adventures in Gigi & Nate, will touch the viewer to the core, and inspire them to see the world in a whole new way. 

Who stars in Gigi & Nate: Cast List

Nick Hamm

Marcia Gay Harden

Stephen King’s The Mist, Grandma  

Jim Belushi

The Whole Truth, Thunderstruck  

Diane Ladd

The Last Full Measure, Amerigeddon  

Josephine Langford

After Ever Happy, After We Fell  

Zoe Colletti

A Boy Called Christmas  

Hannah Riley

Sasha Compère

Olly Sholotan

Emilio Garcia-Sanchez

Mishel Prada

Production: What we know about Gigi & Nate?

Key Facts

  1. Paul Leonard-Morgan composed the original score and Mary Ramos is the music supervisor. The cinematographer is Elliot Davis and the production designer is Marcia Hinds (6/26/2022).
  2. “Gigi & Nate is a unique, stranger than fiction story that highlights the truths we see every day”, director/producer Nick Hamm said,“ the sacrifices we make to support our loved ones, the emotional bond between human and animal that transforms our lives, and how either, but particularly both, give us the strength to persevere (6/26/2022).”
  3. The film is based on true 

Guest Post for Juche 1-4 Box set by Adria Carmichael 

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Juche 1-4 Box set by

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GENRE: YA Dystopian

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Just when Areum – daughter of a privileged family in the totalitarian state of Choson (North Korea) – thought she was free from her personal prison, her world collapses around her as her family is taken away in the middle of the night to a hell-like camp in the mountains where people who have strayed from the righteous path are brutally re-educated through blood, sweat, tears, and starvation.

There she has to fight for survival together with the family she hates and is forced to re-evaluate every aspect of her life until then: her deep resentment toward her twin sister; her view of her father in the face of mounting evidence that he is a traitor with the blood of millions of fellow countrymen on his hands; and even her love and affection for the Great General – the eternal savior and protector of Choson, whom she had always considered her true father.

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Have you ever wondered what the world looks like when seen through an indoctrinated mind?

This is a topic that has intrigued me for as long as I can remember, so when I came up with the idea to write a book many years ago, I decided to create it from the viewpoint of a victim of indoctrination… which in the end became Areum (the protagonist of the story).

What I try to explore in this story is how deep the indoctrination of a 14-year old girl can run and how much “reality” it can be exposed to before breaking… if it will break at all. As a comparison, the defectors from North Korea who arrive in South Korea are isolated for three months in a de-programming facility called Hanawon before they are allowed to join society where they go through this process in a more controlled (and less brutal) way than Areum.

I hope you will enjoy this slightly different take on the dystopian genre!

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The JUCHE series, which so far consists of four books, is set in North Korea at the onset of the famine that ravaged the country between 1994-1998. It follows a brainwashed and bratty gymnast who lives a privileged life in the capital and whose biggest problem in life is that she hates her family. That changes quickly, however, when her entire family is arrested and sent to a ruthless re-education camp in the mountains and they have to join forces to survive the starvation, hard labor, and constant executions.

I chose to write on this topic because all of this is still happening in North Korea today, and I chose to make the protagonist a victim of the state propaganda so that the reader can experience her transformation through her eyes and her mind. I got the idea for this when doing research for the series. In one of the documentaries about North Korea that I watched, there was a young woman who had succeeded in escaping to China but had to leave her family behind. The documentary team then helped her to get her sister out as well, but when they had their happy sister reunion in the apartment in China, the younger sister was so indoctrinated that she didn’t believe anything negative the older sister said about North Korea, its regime, and the Kim family. It ended with her getting on a bus and going back to the border to sneak back in. This really astounded me because I had never seen indoctrination trumping family in that way before, and I decided to make that the theme of my story.

I think this is an important topic to write about because I believe it’s just as important now as it ever has been to understand the destructive power of indoctrination. It’s happening before our very eyes in Russia in regard to their invasion of Ukraine where people who tell the truth risk 15 years in a Siberian prison camp. And it’s happening within Qanon and other conspiracy theory groups. What’s dangerous – which is the same for my fictional protagonist, Areum – is that no indoctrinated person knows that they are indoctrinated. They firmly believe that they are the defenders of the truth – and many would do anything to fight for it.  

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Excerpt One:

Cranes sang songs of joy from the mountain tops. 

Double rainbows appeared in the sky. 

The aggressors from the west were defeated. The invaders from the east were expunged. The traitors from the south were put at bay. 

The people of Choson were finally free to create their own destiny, and so a hermit kingdom of people’s rule rose from the ashes, and the doors to the enemies of the outside world were closed, never to be opened again. 

The world around them moved on. Years passed. Decades passed. Peace and prosperity spread throughout the world, and nothing was heard from the secluded hermit paradise. 

Then one day, people started emerging from its closed borders. The stories they brought with    them were, however, not of a paradise on earth. Instead, what they depicted were horrors so vile and cruel that they almost exceeded human comprehension. 

Little had the people of the kingdom known when they closed its doors to the outside world, that the vilest beast of all was still lurking among their midst, and as soon as the curtains had been drawn, the beast unleashed its reign of terror upon the people, not stopping until it had crushed and enslaved every soul within its reach. 

The beast now rules the kingdom from a throne of human misery and agony. 

No one alive has ever encountered this beast, but everybody knows its name.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Adria Carmichael is a writer of dystopian fiction with a twist. When she is not devouring dystopian and post-apocalyptic content in any format – books, movies, TV-series and PlayStation games – she is crafting the epic and highly-addictive Juche saga, her 2020 debut novel series that takes place in the brutal, totalitarian nation of Choson. When the limit of doom and gloom is reached, a 10K run on a sunny day or binging a silly sitcom on a rainy day is her go-to way to unwind. 

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Amazon Buy links:

Juche 1 – The Demon of Yodok: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08FQLHKYP/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0&nbsp;

Juche 2 – The Weeping Masses: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08J42Y4Y5?notRedirectToSDP=1&ref_=dbs_mng_calw_1&storeType=ebooks&nbsp;

Juche 3 – The Storm of Storms: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B099BKWKKR?notRedirectToSDP=1&ref_=dbs_mng_calw_2&storeType=ebooks&nbsp;

Juche 4 – Freedom or Death: https://www.amazon.com/Freedom-Death-Young-Dystopian-Survival-ebook/dp/B09D9NBZ7S/ref=sr_1_1

Juche 1-4 Box Set: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B3F21BKV/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i4

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Giveaway Tour BUTTERFLY LOVE FROM ABOVE by Melissa Stuart

Join Us for This Tour:  July 11 to July 29, 2022
 
Book Details:

Book Title: BUTTERFLY LOVE FROM ABOVE by Melissa Stuart
Category:  Children’s Fictions (ages 3-7), 32 pages
Genre:  Children’s Book
Publisher:  Performance Publishing Group
Release date:   April, 2022
Content Rating:  G – Suitable for everyone.

Book Description:

This is the heartwarming story of one little girl’s journey through grief. After losing her best friend—a butterfly named
Twinkle—Star must search to rediscover her sunshine. The loss of Twinkle has kept Star under a dark cloud for some time, but her journey towards betterment will touch the hearts of all readers! Star is amazed to discover that she can reclaim her own sunshine by helping others who are also stuck under a dark cloud of their own! And she’ll realize that her light is even brighter than before! Star’s love for Twinkle—and her pony, Luna—will show readers the beauty, joy, and healing power that animals can bring to our lives! Her journey will remind us that there is something beautiful to see when we take a moment to “always look up!”

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

Star loved to play outside with nature. One day a she met little Butterfly that was her friend, and she named him Twinkle. Star and Twinkle always played together outside until one day Star went outside and Twinkle wasn’t there. This made Star so sad, and I was actually sad for Star too! Star kept watching for Twinkle each day and was so sad, until one day she receives something that makes her happy again.

This is such a sweet story. Star is a beautiful little girl and it was watching her play with her friend Twinkle. I like that author Melissa Stuart encourages children to respect and play with insects such as a butterfly.

Adding to the book are the beautiful and wonderful illustrations by Kate Solenova! I love the beautiful colors, like colors of butterflies and the Sunflowers, and all of the illustrations on each page. Kate Solenova, you did an amazing job bringing this story to life! I would love seeing this book in any elementary school library or daycare library.

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

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MEET THE AUTHOR:

Melissa Stuart lives in Los Angeles, California with her family, their English Mastiff, Gucci, and their pony, Luna! Melissa and her husband stay busy traveling all over the country with their boys’ hockey teams. She loves being a Hockey Mom and watching her boys chase their dream of following in their dad’s footsteps to play in the NHL! Her happy place is with her little girl, Stella, at the barn surrounded by horses and their precious Luna. Sun Valley, Idaho is her family’s favorite summer getaway destination. When they’re there, Melissa feels most inspired to write sitting by the river, surrounded by mountains and nature! Her dream of becoming a published author for the first time came true in early 2021, as she shared her story “Find Your Sunshine” in a book co-written by 10 other inspiring authors—all of whom were sharing stories about shining their light and becoming difference makers in the world! Melissa hopes this story will inspire children to always look up. She wishes to teach them that true joy comes when we shine our
own light and show kindness to others. That’s the secret to finding our sunshine!

connect with the author: website ~ facebook ~ instagram 

 
Tour Schedule:

July 11 – She Just Loves Books – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 11 –
Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway
July 11 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
July 12 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 13 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
July 14 –  The Adventures of a Travelers Wife – book review / author interview / guest post / giveaway
July 15 –
 Kam’s Place – book review / guest post
July 18 – Faith and Books – book review / giveaway
July 19 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
July 20 – Lamon Reviews – book review / author interview / giveaway 
July 21 – Library Lady’s Kid Lit – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 21 – Bizwings Blog – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 22 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
July 25 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 26 –
 Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 27 – The Phantom Paragrapher – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 28 – Locks, Hooks and Books
– book review / author interview / giveaway
July 29 – Westveil Publishing – book review / guest post / giveaway

 

Enter the Giveaway:

BUTTERFLY LOVE FROM ABOVE Book Tour Giveaway

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Spotlight and Giveaway Peace Dreamer by Cheryl Melody Baskin

Join us for this tour from July 18 to August 5, 2022!

Book Details:

​Book Title:  Peace Dreamer: A Journey of Hope in Bad Times and Good by Cheryl Melody Baskin
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+),  220 pages
Genre: Motivational/Spiritual
Publisher:  Cheryl Melody Baskin , LLC
Release date:  March 2021
Content Rating:  G

“Cheryl Melody Baskin is one of the
most evolved souls in our world and her loving way of relating to the
reader will bathe you with endless possibilities and nourish your soul.”
 – Barbara
Gaughen-Muller, President – United Nations Association, Santa Barbara,
California; Co-founder/President – Rotary eClub of World Peace.

Book Description:

Discovering yourself is part of life’s journey and honors the saying, “peace begins with me.” Peace Dreamer offers inspiring wisdom, life coaching, healing techniques, self-discovery tools and soul searching meaning. It helps you answer, “Who am I? What are my dreams for myself? What are my dreams for the world?”

Feed your inner spirit with hope, happiness, love, dreams, idealism and optimism even as you struggle with everyday challenges.

Peace Dreamer encourages you to never give up on yourself or the world, no matter how messy life becomes. True activism begins in our core. Our soul of souls. It begins from inside-out.

Let it begin now for you.

My Dream for Peace © 

By Cheryl Melody Baskin

Imagine: A Day will come when those who have the power to destroy the world suddenly feel a transformational shift in their hearts to save the world.

Believe: A Day will come when every heart on earth opens to the healing energy of love, kindness, compassion, empathy, diversity celebration and peace.

Dream: A Day will come when no one is ever judged again based on their color, race, religion, creed, nationality, gender, age, ability, social status or sexual orientation.

Trust: A Day will come when we see each other through the warm eyes of love.

Rejoice: A Day will come when the Statue of Liberty stands tall once again and greets all humanity back to its shores with love.

Envision: A Day will come when the world chooses to cooperate, collaborate, and do what is best for the well-being of the collective whole.

Care: A Day will come when we realize how important it is to stop our busy lives and listen to each other’s feelings, thoughts and life experiences without judgment. We will simply listen from a place of love.

Visualize: A Day will come when conflicts are resolved through nonviolent solutions, empathic listening, common ground compromise, and the healing power of love.

Celebrate: A Day will come when a healing light shines through and around mother earth and the entire world makes a conscious decision to stand for love, unity, justice, equality and peace.

“My Dream for Peace” is an excerpt from my best-selling book, Peace Dreamer – A Journey of Hope in Bad Times

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Also Available for Review:
Cheryl Melody Baskin’s international silver medal award winner from Readers Favorite! 

 

 

Book Details:

​Book Title:  Heart-Dreamer: Stepping into Life, Love, Creativity and Dreams-No Matter What (SECOND EDITION) by Cheryl Melody Baskin
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+),  267 pages
Genre: Motivational/Spiritual
Publisher:  Cheryl Melody Baskin , LLC
Release date:  Sept 7 2021 2nd Ed. (Original Nov. 2019)
Content Rating:  G 

 
Dr. Bernie Siegel, New York Times bestselling author, says: “Cheryl Melody Baskin knows the secret to a life of wellness – living in your heart. I highly recommend this gem of a book from the heart and to the heart.”
 
Book Description:

Nurture your body, mind and spirit and gain insight about your unlimited potential.

User-friendly and inspirational, it is designed for anyone who has always been a dreamer, forgot their dreams along the way, or never knew how to dream. It is also dedicated to readers who want to heal and grow from inside-out and live life with more lightness, balance and joy.

By sharing my struggles and vulnerabilities, you will see that you’re not alone with your own doubts, fears and insecurities … and the
abundance of self-healing and self-discovery activities sprinkled throughout each chapter will serve to guide and transform your personal journey.

Heart-Dreamer also contains the voices of wisdom from people all over the world who share their life lessons with you in one
inspiring community of love.

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Meet the Author:

Cheryl Melody Baskin is an award-winning author. Her motivational self-help books include “Peace Dreamer: A Journey of Hope in Bad Times and Good,” “Heart-Dreamer: Stepping into Life, Love, Creativity and Dreams – No Matter What” (an International Silver Medal Winner from Readers Favorite), and “Shift of Heart: Paths to Healing and Love.” She is also a recording artist, performing artist, spirituality and peace educator, sound healer, intuitive life coach, and facilitator and founder of the FB community, Shift of Heart. She recently received a Life Achievement Award from The Visioneers International Network.

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


Tour Schedule:

​July 18 – Cover Lover Book Review – books spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 18 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of PEACE DREAMER / guest post / giveaway
July 19 – Splashes of Joy – books spotlight / guest post / giveaway
July 20 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review of PEACE DREAMER / giveaway
July 21 – Jayme_reads – book review of PEACE DREAMER / giveaway
July 22 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of HEART-DREAMER / giveaway
July 22 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review of HEART-DREAMER / giveaway
July 22 – Kam’s Place – book review of PEACE DREAMER
July 25 – Literary Flits – books spotlight / guest post / giveaway
​July 25 –
Kam’s Place – book review of HEART-DREAMER
July 25 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review of PEACE DREAMER / giveaway
July 26 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review of HEART-DREAMER / giveaway
July 27 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of PEACE DREAMER / giveaway
July 28 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of HEART-DREAMER / giveaway
July 29 – Novels Alive – book review of PEACE DREAMER / giveaway
Aug 1 – Jayme_reads – book review of HEART-DREAMER / giveaway
Aug 3 – Olio by Marilyn – books spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Aug 3 –Olio by Marilyn – book review of PEACE DREAMER / giveaway
Aug 4 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of HEART-DREAMER / giveaway
Aug 4 –
Novels Alive – book review of HEART-DREAMER / giveaway
Aug 5 – Books for Books – books spotlight
Aug 5 – Jazzy Book Reviews – books spotlight / author interview / giveaway

 

Enter the Giveaway:

PEACE DREAMER/HEART DREAMER Book Tour Giveaway

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Giveaway and Tour for Off Broadway: A Marriage Drama by William A. Glass

Join Us for This Tour from
July 11 to July 22, 2022
 
Book Details:Book Title:  Off Broadway: A Marriage Drama by William A. Glass
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  276 pages
Genre:  Family Drama
Publisher:  Hawkeye Publishers
Release date:   May 2022
Content Rating PG +Mature

Book Description:

Cindy and Dave Knight got married too young. Several years later they are trying to make the best of it. He is a salesman on the fast track with a prestigious corporation. She is the indispensable assistant to a prominent Broadway producer. They own an apartment in Manhattan and enjoy knocking around the city together. However, Dave’s erratic behavior and career obsession strain the relationship. Can it be saved?

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Off Broadway, A Marriage Drama by William A Glass centers around Dave and Cindy, a married couple who live in a Manhattan appartment during the 1970’s and 1980’s with a lot of history and fun facts I remembered as I read the book. The old cigarette machine was fun, it’s been years since I’ve seen one of those. But the pressures of life and demands of their jobs kept the stress and emotions running high. I liked and connected with some of the characters, others I didn’t. I think it’s because I was a bit put off at the unexpected (for me) first pages of the book and it set the tone as bad for me and I just couldn’t really getting into the book. I did follow Dave and Cindy, in hopes their marriage would make it. And you have to read the book to find out. If you enjoy books with a lot of drama throughout, I think you would like this one.

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

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Meet the Author:

William is a retired business executive now living in South Carolina with his wife, Bettina. She teaches high school German while Bill is the soccer coach at a small college. Their three sons, Alex, Robert, and Gordon have all graduated from college and moved away to pursue careers. Now Bill and Bettina enjoy long walks with their dogs. When the weather permits, Bill commutes on his motorcycle. “It’s like taking a roller coaster to work!” he enthuses.

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

 
Tour Schedule:

​July 11 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 12 – Kam’s Place – book review / author interview
July 13 – JB’s Bookworms with Brandy Mulder – book spotlight / guest post
July 14 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 15  
Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
July 18 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / author interview
July 19 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
July 20 – Olio by Marilyn – book review / giveaway
July 20 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview
July 21 – Books for Books – book review / guest post
July 22 – Adventurous Jessy – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 22 – Books Are a Blessing – book review / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway:

OFF-BROADWAY: A MARRIAGE DRAMA Book Tour Giveaway

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Last Star Standing by Spaulding Taylor

Last Star Standing
by

Spaulding Taylor

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GENRE: Thriller (speculative)

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Blurb:

Aiden has always felt like an outsider. After the rebel assassin is captured and imprisoned by the world’s galactic overlords, he awaits execution. Then a mole working for the occupying regime alerts him to a plot that could destroy the entire resistance…

Engineering a daring escape, Aiden’s growing feud with the new rebel leader leaves him out in the cold and smouldering with resentment. Faced with deceit and betrayals on every side, he recruits a group of overlooked outcasts and stakes everything on one last mission.

Can the restless, reckless Aiden take a stand long enough to save humanity from enslavement?

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EXCERPT:

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Nothing. Clean as a whistle. Until my massive hand grasped hold of something, something which must have blended into its background so perfectly that I hadn’t even spotted it. Something alive, nestling under the co-pilot’s seat. I couldn’t believe it. A live gromeline. Trembling, possibly with fury, and trying in vain to squeeze back. Grabbing my trophy – I could feel its hot little heart throbbing like an injury against my palm – I hopped out of the plane so fast that my wound protested.

‘Bully!’

Bully raised one eyebrow. Two would have been overkill.

‘Bully, you are not going to believe this. I found a gromeline!’ The gromeline – only about fifteen centimetres – bit my finger, hard, even though I could have easily crushed its entire body with my fist – and probably would have, had I been a tester, and not merely disguised as one.

Feisty little gromeline. I flicked it lightly with my sausage-sized finger. When it protested, I growled, ‘Cheese it, munchkin,’ though I could feel it struggling obstreperously against my palm.

Bully was intrigued. ‘Is it genuine?’ ‘Of course it’s genuine. It just bit me, didn’t it?’

Bully probably considered this no proof. But they’re rarer than clean air these days and his fascination was obvious. Now gromelines come from the farthest galaxy so far discovered, can speak any tongue and own enviable mental powers. They are also brave to the point of stupidity and ludicrously small. This one was mouse-coloured – they can be spectacular – with tiny red eyes. Few humans have ever seen one.

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Author Bio and Links

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Alice (Spaulding Taylor) McVeigh has been published by Orion/Hachette in contemporary fiction, by Unbound Publishing in action/adventure and by Warleigh Hall Press in Austenesque fiction. Her novels have won Gold Medal/First Place is the Global, eLit and Pencraft Book Awards, been runner-up in the Independent Press Awards, finalists in the Eric Hoffer, Rone and Wishing Shelf Book Awards and selected by Shelf Unbound as one of the “top indies” of 2021. Two of her novels are currently finalists in the CIBA Book Awards (the Cygnus and Goethe Awards). Her most recent novel (Harriet: A Jane Austen Variation) was just selected as Editors’ Pick “outstanding” on Publishers Weekly.

A professional London cellist, Alice lives in London and Crete with her professor husband: their only child is completing her Masters in Chinese Literature. They also share two miniature long-haired dachshunds and an incurable addiction to tennis.

Links:
https://linktr.ee/ASTMcVeigh
Facebook: (me) https://www.facebook.com/alice.mcveigh.5/
(author me) https://www.facebook.com/alicemcveighauthor
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mcveigh.alice/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/astmcveigh1

Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Alice-Mcveigh/e/B07TDKZPVT/ref=aufs_dp_fta_dsk OR
https://www.amazon.com/Spaulding-Taylor/e/B08TRLNW31/ref=aufs_dp_fta_dsk

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alice-Mcveigh/e/B07TDKZPVT?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1610184384&sr=1-1

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1108881.Alice_McVeigh
Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alice-mcveigh-59ab1718/
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tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@alicemcveigh0?lang=en

Video for Last Star Standing:
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Sales link: Book will be on sale for $0.99 during the tour.

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card.

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Movie Review: A Case for Heaven

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My Rating: Five Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

THE CASE FOR HEAVEN is based on the new book by best-selling author Lee

Strobel, who wrote The Case For Christ.

Featuring interviews with best-selling author John Burke, world-renowned pastor Francis Chan, the late Evangelist Luis Palau and more.

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THE CASE FOR HEAVEN will be exclusively on Pure Flix starting July 15th!

“Viewers will be surprised, captivated and encouraged by ‘The Case for Heaven,’ a beautiful and compelling film. It will dispel many of their misconceptions about the afterlife. I’m thrilled with the enthusiastic reception the documentary has received so far – and I can’t wait for an even wider audience to experience it.” –Lee Strobel.

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Synopsis: We all want to know what happens after we die. In THE CASE FOR

HEAVEN, best-selling author and investigative journalist Lee Strobel explores the evidence for the afterlife in order to address man’s biggest fear: death. Inspired by his own brush with death, Strobel searches for answers to the most profound questions we all have, about heaven, hell, and Near-Death Experiences. Featuring interviews with experts and skeptics, THE CASE FOR HEAVEN will challenge, encourage and inspire as Strobel dares to probe the most important question. If there is a heaven, can we prove it?

We are curious by nature. Taking on the big questions about heaven, hell and the afterlife, The Case For Heaven—a documentary based on the best-selling book by Lee Strobel—invites you to carefully investigate the knowable and respond with faith to the unknowable.

ONE LINE DESCRIPTION

From the best-selling author and former atheist turned Christian apologist Lee Strobel, uncover the next investigation: What happens after we die?

Documentary from best-selling author and former atheist turned Christian apologist Lee Strobel. He examines near-death experiences and tries to determine what happens after life on earth.

REAL-LIFE STORIES / INTERVIEWS

  • A documentary based on the new book by Lee Strobel
  • Harry Broom
  • Howard Storm – emergency surgery required, atheist and had a near-death experience in a “dank, dark hallway” where individuals became increasingly violent. He suddenly remembered the song “Jesus Loves Me” when was a child. When he asked Jesus to save him, a light appeared and he was brought back to life.
  • Eric Owyoung – musician – wrote the music for “The Case for Heaven.”
  • John Burke – author of “Imagine Heaven” – interviewed people with lots to lose and nothing to gain from discussing their experiences.
  • Pamela Reynolds – brain aneurysm surgery
  • Steve Caballero – professional skateboarder – atheist to believer
  • Jon Steingard – Hawk Nelson band member – believer to atheist/agnostic
  • Francis Chan – author, pastor – “Erasing Hell: What God Said About Eternity, and the Things We’ve Made Up.” His mother died in childbirth and his father blamed him for that.
  • Luis Palau – lifelong evangelist, dying of stage four cancer – Lee visited and interviewed him before his death.

Synopsis / Background

  • Lee Strobel had a medical emergency and a near-death experience
  • What happens next? What happens if I close my eyes and don’t open them again in this world.
  • Quest for Immortality: fear of death, the pursuit of a legacy through “immortality project.” People will commit heinous acts in an attempt to be remembered forever.
  • Search for the Soul: does the soul survive physical death? What is the evidence we have a soul and that it can survive?
  • Lee talks about attending a Rolling Stone and Tina Turner concert in the 1980s and comes to the conclusion that “you just had to be there” because words can’t describe it.
  • Lee admits that he was skeptical about near-death experiences.
  • Near-Death Experience: interviews with people who went through them and have researched them.
  • The commonality in accounts is a life review where individuals get to relive portions of their lives or see what is happening during the time they were dead.
  • Lots of dissenting voices in the Christian community on near-death experiences.
  • The pursuit for proof of God – would a loving Father really hide Himself and require blind belief from children He loves so much?
  • Concept of hell – heaven is a gift only if we are willing to receive it. Consequently, being separated from God during life means you will be separated from Him for eternity.
  • Hell is not a torture chamber, it’s torment to live an eternity without God’s presence in our lives.
  • What is faith? Biblical faith is taking a step in the same direction that the evidence points in – it’s very logical and rational.
  • Jesus has the answers about the afterlife because He experienced it.
  • The Case for Christ: the 4 E’s that support the case for Christ: Execution, Early Reports, Empty Tomb, Eyewitness. Execution (Christ was truly dead after the crucifixion); Rose from the dead (Early reports within months of execution from those who witnessed it); Empty tomb (opponents of Jesus even admitted it was empty, tried to explain away why it was empty); Eyewitness (9 ancient sources, inside and outside the New Testament, about the encounter with Risen Christ).
  • Edge of Eternity: Luis was anxious to go and he wasn’t afraid of death. Loss of contact, loss of the relationship, those of us who are left behind.
  • Attacks by Satan at the very end of your life tempt you to question the decisions you’ve made throughout life.
  • Natural to mourn the loss of physical, earthly life.

Themes

  • People fear death and try to compensate by leaving a legacy
  • Distractions of this world help people avoid thinking about death
  • Can science and belief in God coexist? Does free will exist?
    • “To be a thinking person is to live out what it means to be made in the image of God”
  • How do these near-death experiences intersect with what the Bible says?
  • Christian leaders hesitate to discuss hell because it creates a lot of fear
  • Doubts whether we are actually loved and every person wants to be loved – it’s up to us to open our hearts to God to let His love in and reveal that to others

Bible Verses

  • Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” – Luke 23:43 (NIV)
  • We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. – 2 Corinthians 5:8 (NIV)
  • Jesus wept. – John 11:30-40 (NIV)

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

The Case For Heaven – Movie – Lee Strobel – MY REVIEW

The movie, The Case For Heaven is based on the book by the same title by Lee Strobel. In this movie/documentary, Strobel will answer the fearful questions on most of the minds of everyone today. Is there life after death, and Is Heaven real? Lee Strobel explores the evidence on the afterlife, as well as interviewing experts on the subject, and people who have had near death experiences. Through in-depth study in God Word and through his interviews, Lee Strobel finds substantial evidence that there is a real Heaven where those who know the Lord will go when they die. And we don’t have to fear death and what will happen. God has it all under control. We trust Him.

I have read several of Lee Strobel’s books but this is the first movie I have had the honor of watching. I thoroughly enjoyed The Case for Heaven. I learned so much watching this film. I’ve never feared or wondered about Heaven, but it was sometimes fearing death and what it would be like the moment you breathed your last breath and entered Heaven. I am so glad that this movie gave me insights into so many things I’ve always wondered, and helped me understand why I was fearing Heaven. I want this movie and book because it will be an awesome resource to keep going back to.

Probably my favorite part of the movie was the recording of the last words to Lee Strobel from the late pastor and evangelist Luis Palau. Palau was in his last stages of life on earth, and he was ready for Heaven, no fear of death because he knew he would meet the Lord in Heaven. And the most important part of the movie was when Strobel, and the others pointed those watching to Jesus. Explaining that the only way to go to Heaven to meet Jesus when we die is through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and we must believe in Him for our salvation. I am giving this wonderful and so much needed film Five Stars and I wish I could give it more.

This is a well thought out and produced movie, one that I feel is so important to our world today, and I plan to make sure everyone I know and others around the world that I can reach understand that Heaven IS REAL and we can think about death without the fear of the unknown. I am pointing everyone I can to this amazing movie and the clear details it teaches. I want to encourage everyone who reads my review to check out this movie for you and your family, then pass along the information so that others will watch this as well.

Many thanks to Pure Flix for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opin­ions are 100% my own.

RECOMMENDED READING

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Watch The Case for Heaven on Pure Flix today!

Buy Links

Website: https://www.pureflix.com/movie/the-case-for-heaven

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Trailer: https://youtu.be/74sng-Lmir8

Many thanks to Pure Flix for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.

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