About Me!

I know it has taken me long enough to update this page. Not knowing so much about WordPress I really didn’t know what to do with it, that is until I found some emails that had been sent months ago from some authors. Talk about embarrassing! So I decided to add a page and post some different things!

My name is Joy and I have been married to James for longer than I can believe! We have one son, Shannon whom God has raised up to be a son we are very blessed with. And of course there is Patches, my Chihuahua that ended up being James’ and Sasha, our cat. And she’s just a cat, but we love her more than ever. And of course both Patches and Sasha both think they are in control and rule the house. Patches usually gives in and goes to the basement and lets Sasha have it all! But they love each other!

I am a avid book reader. I love, love, love reading Christian fiction. Though I read other fiction from time to time, I really enjoy Christian fiction because I don’t have to worry about what words I’m gonna find or other things I really don’t care to read about. Besides, have you read any Christian fiction lately? There are awesome books out there written by awesome authors. Thats why I have this blog.

I read and review books for many individual authors, publishers and a lot of online media publicity companies that work with authors to publicize their books. I read the books, then post reviews on my blog and on online bookstores such as Amazon, Goodreads, CBD, Books A Million, and you know the rest.

My passion is to get the word out about Christian books, both fiction and non-fiction. There are so many authors out there, and so many new authors appearing on the scene that its difficult to keep up with unless you have a source to go to. I want to be one of those sources, and I will continue to add buttonbs on my blog of other wonderful book review and author blogs.

So grab a cup of coffee, pull up a chair and browse around my blog a bit to see what’s happening with Christian Books.

22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tristi Pinkston
    May 12, 2011 @ 01:28:10

    I’m contacting you today to see if you would be interested in participating in Deanne Blackhurst’s virtual book tour for her new e-book, “Sleight of Hand,” which is a speculative fiction novel.
    When Daniel, a fifty-five-year-old con man, suffers a heart attack and dies, he meets his guardian angel, Jonah, on the other side. Jonah shows him to a beautiful cabin and tells him this will be his eternal home. Daniel is sure he was able to scam his way into heaven—he scammed everyone on earth, so why not heaven too? But as he spends time in his cabin, all alone, he realizes that he’s actually in a wasteland. Jonah presents him with a way to escape, but will Daniel want to pay the price for his freedom?
    “Sleight of Hand” is a 264-page e-book available in the following formats: Kindle, PDF, online html, online Javascript, epub, rtf, lrf, palm doc, and plain text. If you would like to participate in the tour, just let me know your preferred format. In addition, Deanne has arranged a discount code for your blog readers so they can receive it for $1.99.



  2. Aleshia Robinson
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 20:21:43

    Hello. Aleshia Robinson here. I retrieved your name from Christian Fiction Blog Alliance website. I just finished writing my edgy Christian fiction work, Alcatraz The Lost Pearl, and was wondering if you would like a review copy?
    Here is the synopsis:
    Fifteen year old Alcatraz is being chased. Born and raised in a loving family, she suddenly finds herself fending for her life on the streets of Los Angeles. Consumed with anger, hurt and confusion, Alcatraz turns to the spiritual realm to find life’s answers. While experimenting with pagan spells, Buddhist chants, and yoga sutras, she continually encounters a spirit who claims He is God. The Truth she learns from this spiritual quest introduces her to the unexpected world of divine healing, acceptance and unconditional love.
    If you are interested in reviewing this book I can email over the Kindle edition or snail mail you a paperback copy. I am also open to author interviews and guest posts if that is more convenient for you.
    I look forward to hearing from you.



  3. Cheryl Christensen
    Sep 29, 2011 @ 17:47:31

    Hello! I would like to add you to our list of book reviewers for MediaGuests, a PR company where our goal is to help authors tell their stories. You can visit our site at http://www.MediaGuests.net or send me a message.

    I look forward to hearing from you.



  4. Staci Stallings
    Jan 05, 2012 @ 11:33:28

    Hi, Joy. I was given your name by Penny Zeller. She said that you review Christian books. I have several but the one I’m looking to find reviewers for is called “Coming Undone.” You can see more about it here: http://www.amazon.com/Coming-Undone-ebook/dp/B005GGP3HI/ref=sr_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1325781137&sr=1-6 If you would be interested in reading it for a review, please contact me staci_stallings at hotmail dot com Thank you very much for considering my book. Have a blessed day!



  5. JosephJYoung
    May 14, 2012 @ 09:23:35

    Hi Joy,
    Glad to get to connect with you via the John316 Giveaway. I came in on the end but that is okay. Glad to get to meet a whole new group of people. Look forward to receiving a review from you on some of my books, I hope, anyway! 🙂

    God Bless



  6. Elizabeth
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 11:04:59

    Hi Joy,

    I really like your bio and understand about how four legged children rule! My four legged son, Symon, went to heaven last year. He was an angel straight from God 😉

    Do you ever read non-fiction? I would love to gift you a paperback copy of my book and have you review it.

    Have a very blessed day,



  7. Sara
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 11:24:31

    Hi Joy! You won the Nerdy Ned Bible Storybook giveaway! Please email me your mailing address at writing4truth@aol.com so I can have Thomas Nelson send you your prize. Thanks for participating!



  8. Helen Cook
    Feb 19, 2013 @ 09:45:39

    What happened to yesterday’s (2/18) scheduled post for “The Truth”? I was looking forward to what you had to say.



  9. Charlotte Hubbard/Naomi King
    Oct 04, 2013 @ 17:51:24

    Hi, Joy! Thanks so much for featuring my book, WINTER OF WISHES, on your blog! Could you please email my interview questions for Oct. 10 to charlottehubbard10@gmail.com, soon as possible? Thanks so much!



  10. booklovers1
    Dec 10, 2013 @ 19:13:34

    I have just nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award!!!! http://booklovers1.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/ive-been-nominated-the-versatile-blogger-award/



  11. Jay Payleitner
    Oct 17, 2014 @ 02:10:22

    Hi Joy.
    Much appreciation for the good words about 10 Conversations Kids Need to Have with Their Dad. Thanks for “getting it!”
    Keep at it,



  12. Susan F. Craft
    Jan 19, 2015 @ 04:52:13

    Hello, Joy,
    My post-Revolutionary War suspense, Laurel, was released this week by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. Would love to hear your comments about it. Here’s a short synopsis –
    Searching for their toddler and her Cherokee aunt kidnapped by slavers, Lilyan and Nicholas Xanthakos trek from their North Carolina vineyard, through the South Carolina backcountry to Charleston, a tinderbox of post-Revolutionary War passions. There Lilyan, a former Patriot spy, faces a grand jury for murdering a British officer during the war. Once free, they follow Laurel’s trail by sea and are shipwrecked on an Outer Banks island. Will they be reunited or is Laurel lost to them forever?

    The prequel to Laurel, The Chamomile, won the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Okra Pick. The third novel about Lilyan, entitled Cassia, will be released this September.
    Thanks so much for considering my request.




  13. Cathy Bryant
    Feb 14, 2015 @ 07:17:50

    Hi Joy, Checking with you about reviewing my upcoming Christian romance release, CROSSROADS (April 2015 release). The book is the sixth stand-alone in the Miller’s Creek novels, all rated at 4.5 stars or more and all Amazon Kindle Best-Sellers. You can find out more about the books at my website, http://www.CatBryant.com, where you can also contact me for more information if you’re interested.



  14. Felicity Elliott
    Jun 23, 2015 @ 17:39:58

    Hello Joy,
    Greetings from the UK!



  15. harperpaulette
    Sep 30, 2016 @ 14:41:57

    Hello Joy,

    I’m touring my book Secret Places Revealed, an inspirational romance. I would love for you to join the tour.

    Write Now Literary is organizing a One Week Virtual Book Tour for Secret Places Revealed by Paulette Harper. The tour run October 17-21, 2016 and will include interviews, reviews, Ten list, excerpts, guest post or book spotlight.

    Genre: Inspirational Romance

    About the Author

    As a bestselling, award winning author, and coach, Paulette has authored six books, including her award winning book Completely Whole. She is a gifted inspirational speaker and workshop facilitator. She has appeared on Television and countless radio shows sharing her faith and her expertise to the listening audience. She has been a contributing writer for Real Life Magazine, Black Pearl Magazine and CBN.

    About The Book

    A broken man, a woman on the run, a love that won’t be denied.

    Single—and very content—real estate developer Aaron Blackman is determined not to become involved in another relationship. He’s experienced enough drama to last a lifetime. The only thing garnering his attention now is his growing business. And he plans to keep it that way. Then Simone Herron waltzes into his life, beautiful and confident. Fighting to keep his promise to himself—to remain single—he soon discovers that when it comes to love, some promises must be broken.

    After losing her fiancé in an untimely death, Simone Herron relocates. She desperately needs to put the past behind her and start a new chapter in her life. While love is the farthest thing from her mind, she experiences an attraction to the handsome Aaron Blackman that frightens her. She’s built a wall around her heart, but can she find the strength and courage she needs to welcome love again? To do so, she must conquer her fears and allow God to put all of her broken pieces back together.

    email: info@pauletteharper.com

    Thanks Joy



  16. Linore Burkard
    May 21, 2017 @ 16:09:39

    Hi Joy, I appreciate your love of books and your blog!
    I know you’ve got a ton of books to review, but if you’re open to adding one more to your stack, readers are having a lot of fun with my YA/Suspense series. (Christian fiction). I’m getting comments like,
    “Stayed up all night to finish it!”
    “Nonstop action!”
    “This book was SO good!”
    I just finished the third book in the series, but I’d be happy to start you at the beginning, if you prefer. I can send ebooks or print copies (except for my new release which goes live next week; the print copy isn’t available yet, but will be soon.) Here are links so you can check them out to see if they’re a good fit for you. Book One: PULSE http://amzn.to/1JYR0Qg
    Book Two: RESILIENCE http://amzn.to/12112d6
    Book Three: DEFIANCE http://amzn.to/2rnmddh

    Thanks for considering, and for helping so many authors by doing your reviews and blog posts. Even if my books don’t appeal to you, I wish you all the best and many days and hours of happy reading! Blessings, Linore



  17. Marshalee Patterson
    Feb 15, 2018 @ 14:35:22

    Hi Joy,
    Checking with you about reviewing my Christian romance thriller, The Path of the Chosen Warriors. It is rated at 4.5 stars Amazon. You can find out more about the books at my website, https://inspiringchristian.wixsite.com/marshaleepatterson/the-path-of-the-chosen-warriors, where you can also contact me for more information if you’re interested.



  18. Caryl Lawrence McAdoo
    Jun 03, 2018 @ 07:54:33

    Thank you, Joy, for your love of reading and your willingness to help Christian authors by reviewing. It reminds me of how the Body of Christ “fits” together. As an author, where would I be without sisters like you? How would I get the word out there? As a reader, what if there were no “clean” books out there with Christian values?

    Your service to the Kingdom is invaluable, and I wanted to tell you that you are appreciated 🙂 Thank you for participating in my Celebrate Lit tour. Hugs and Blessings 🙂

    p.s. I have thirty-four titles and would be happy to send you any that you’d like to read, just let me know.



  19. Trisha Watson
    Aug 31, 2020 @ 18:47:06

    Hi Joy:

    From your bio, I get why your name is Joy. 🙂

    Thank you for reviewing my book, The Spiritual Adventures of Russell the Dog.
    It means a great deal to me that you felt the story was worth reading.

    The work you and other book reviewers/bloggers do is a great service to those who wish to have insight into the multitude of new books released every year. Reading is an important doorway to unlimited thinking and living an inspired life through the lessons of others.

    With gratitude, I wish you Love and Light on your spiritual adventure.
    Trisha Watson



  20. Ashley Lee London
    Nov 17, 2020 @ 12:52:14

    Thank you Joy for your honest review of I Will Always Love You. I appreciate your helpful comments. Have a wonderful day.



  21. Amy Shapiro
    Aug 03, 2021 @ 12:19:59

    Thank you so much for hosting a stop on The Great Weight Debate virtual book tour and for your book review. I so appreciate the feedback and truly hope it was both an informative and enjoyable read. Wishing you good health



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