A Knock on the Door by Roberta K. Fernandez

 
 
Book Details:

 

​Book Title:  A Knock on the Door by Roberta K. Fernandez
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  392 pages
Genre: Crime Fiction / Thriller
Publisher:  Subplot Publishing (Imprint of Amplify Publishing Group)
Release date:  October 2022
Content RatingPG-13 + MThe book deals with heavy themes, murder, and violence

My Rating: Five Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

 
Book Description: Lori Crawford’s world is turned upside down when her husband dies in a car accident. After twenty-five years of marriage, she thought she would forever live an uncomplicated, happy life with Jack. But just as Lori feels she’s coming out on the other side of her grief, Jack’s assistant at SpringWare, Rita Johnson, discovers information that convinces her that Jack was murdered.

​The two women vow to bring the perpetrator to justice. But time is running out, and their names are on someone’s kill list. The truth takes them down a path they never could have suspected. They set out to bring down one of the most powerful men in the country: the director of the National Security Agency. But who will believe them? And how many more will die before they do? Now, they have to decide if they have the courage—and the ability—to finish what they started.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Lori Crawford’s life was shattered when her husband was killed in an auto accident. That is, everyone thought it was an accident, until Rita, her husbands assistant stumbled upon evidence that Jack was murdered. Then other murders happened. What was going on, and who was trying to silence people? 

I enjoyed this first read for me from author Roberta K. Fernandez. There were lots of thrills and chills, and many twists and turns, which kept me turning the pages to quickly finish so I would know who this evil guy is. The character development is spot on. I like that Lori is such a strong and brave character, and was so adamant about finding her husband’s murderer. I look forward to reading the next book in this series to see what these characters will get themselves into next. If you enjoy a good thriller, you will enjoy this one. A Knock on the Door by Roberta K. Fernandez is getting Five Stars from me.

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

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A Measure of Serenity by Bryan Prosek Book Tour

A MEASURE OF SERENITY by Bryan Prosek
A MEASURE OF SERENITY by Bryan Prosek

Join us for this tour from Nov 21 to Dec 16, 2022


Book Details:

Book Title:  A Measure of Serenity by Bryan Prosek
Category:  YA Fiction (Ages 13-17),  368 pages
Genre: YA Science Fiction 
Publisher:  CamCat Books 
Release date:  November 2022
Formats Available for Review: print – softback (USA only), audiobook (Book Funnel download), and ebook (EPUB, PDF, Book Funnel download)
Tour dates: Nov 21 to Dec 16, 2022
Content Rating: PG. There aren’t any graphic scenes, and no strong language.

Book Description:

A million thoughts, but only one right thing to do.

Eighteen-year-old Serenity Ashdown has a brilliant mind: she counts, calculates, and analyzes everything, all the time. Awkward. When her father suddenly disappears, Serenity follows his trail to a parallel dimension. The feds on the other side claim to want to help her go home, if she helps them reconstruct the right codes for the portal between worlds. But it’s soon clear they want something more: a gateway for invasion, because this version of Earth is dying.

​When Serenity learns that her alter-ego was killed in battle, she assumes “the other Serenity’s” identity and uses her unique abilities to lead the resistance in a mortal fight against the tyrannical super-government that is poised to invade her universe. Serenity has no idea how to be someone she’s not, but she has to try—or she may not have a home to return to.

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CamCat Books
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B&N ~ IndieBound BookShop
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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

A really good YA sci-fi read, A Measure of Serenity will sure keep your attention throughout the book. Serenity is a character that’s hard not to like. A senior at Harvard at 18, her numerical genius is astounding. It was her genius ways with numbers, in every way and everything connected to her numerical genius mind is the reason she was given the opportunity to work in the same place as her dad. But being with him is not to be.

In a world simular to Serenity but yet different, I felt that the author realy does a great job creating this different world the story is about. The characters developed well and Serenity exceeds that development as she uses her brilliant mind and work with numbers to find the answers she seeks. It was fun following Serenity until the end. If you enjoy Sci fi and fantasy type books you will enjoy this one. I’m giving A Measure of Serenity by Bryan Prosek 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.

Meet the Author:

Bryan Prosek is a science fiction writer and business attorney. Along with his debut The Brighter the Stars and the forthcoming A Measure of Serenity, he has published books and articles in legal trade journals and magazines. When he isn’t writing or practicing law, you can probably find him watching science fiction movies or television shows. He loves the big screen and the small screen. There’s a good chance that he’ll be watching one of the numerous Star Trek movies or series, but he could be watching anything from Guardians of the Galaxy to The Conjuring.

connect with the author: website twitter facebook instagram goodreads


Tour Schedule:

Nov 21 –Liese’s Blog – book spotlight
Nov 22 – Book Reviews by Linda Moore – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 23 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Nov 23 –Living in a Bookworld – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 25 –Books for Books – book spotlight
​Nov 25– JB’s Bookworms with Brandy Mulder – audiobook review / giveaway
Nov 28 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Nov 29 – Lady Hawkeye – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 30 – Books are a Blessing – book review / giveaway
Dec 1 – Bootsie’s Book Nook – book spotlight 
Dec 2 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 5 – My Reading Getaway – book review 
Dec 6 – Leels Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Dec 7 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Dec 8 – Welcome To MLM Opinion’s Reviews – book review / giveaway
Dec 9 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Dec 12 – JennaReadStuff – book review 
Dec 12 – Library Lady’s Kid Lit – book review / giveaway
Dec 13 – Celticlady’s Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 14 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Dec 15 – Authors on iTours: Let’s Talk Books! – book review
Dec 16 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 16 – @enjoyingbooksagain – book review 

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Beyond Flight or Fight by Sunny Weber

Book Details:​Book Title:  Beyond Flight or Fight: A Compassionate Guide for Working with Fearful Dogs by Sunny Weber
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+),  186 pages
GenreAnimals/Dogs/Training/Self-Help
Publisher:  Pups & Purrs Press
Release date:  September 2016
Content Rating: This non-fiction book is rated G.
MY RATING: Five Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Book Description:Is your dog afraid of noises, objects, or you? Whether you have taken a fearful dog into your home, or you work professionally to save lives, Beyond Flight or Fight is an indispensable tool. Discover how to help dogs that have been neglected, abused, or are genetically timid.Fearful, timid, and/or reactive dogs are the most commonly rejected and euthanized dog personality type. Shelters, rescues, and sanctuaries often do not have the financial resources, time, or qualified staff to help these dogs adapt to life with humans. By providing a concise, easy-to-understand guide for anyone who has chosen a fearful dog to adopt, foster, or rehabilitate for other potential owners, Beyond Flight or Fight will help many people save many innocent, confused, and overwhelmed dogs’ lives.

Unique points covered include:

  • How fear works: primary vs. secondary responses.
  • Why rescue programs may not work
  • Safe places, escape, and helping dogs think
  • Flooding, aggression, learned helplessness: what happens/fixing it
  • Importance of: a familiar handler, time, and leadership
  • Specialized training techniques
  • Developing dog self-confidence
  • How to use: voice, hands, body, correction cues, and dog psychology
  • Why some dogs do not respond
  • Maintenance, proofing, accepting optimal levels Learn to teach “special needs” pets how to fit into the human world.

Conquer brain-flooding stress hormones and help your dog move from knee-jerk, Amygdala-based fear responses to reasoned, calm, rational evaluation based in the prefrontal cortex of the dog mind. Fearful dogs can be saved and have quality lives free of anxiety.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I knew there were lots of things dog owners who have rescue dogs need to do, but when I listened to this book, I found I didn’t know much at all. In Beyond Flight or Fight: A Compassionate Guide for Working with Fearful Dogs, Sunny Weber gives dog owners a wealth of information about owning a dog. From the fears the dog faces, to gaining the trust between dog and owner. A family member of mine got a rescue dog about 8 months or so ago and there’s much of what Weber says about rescues that I can see in their little dog. Now I know a little bit better how to handle this sweet doggie. I will purchase a copy and gift it to them. 

If you have a new dog or puppy, and especially if it is a rescue or it was adopted from a shelter, this book is a must read for you. In fact I think anyone adopting a dog should have this book on hand. And even if you have a puppy, there is so much in this book that can help you tremendously. It would be for your good as well as your new puppy or dog. This is one book I highly recommend.

I had the honor of listening to this book through Audible, and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Richard Riema very much as her read this story. He did a nice job with the different voices as well. I look forward to listening to more books that he does the narration on. I’m giving Beyond Flight or Fight: A Compassionate Guide for Working with Fearful Dogs by Sunny Weber 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.

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BAM ~ B&N

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Check Out Sunny Weber’s Other Dog Training Book:
Book Details:

​Book Title:  City Dog Walking Safety & Etiquette by Sunny Weber
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+),  110 pages
GenreAnimals/Dogs/Training/Self-Help
Publisher:  Pups & Purrs Press
Release date:  September 2018
Content Rating: This non-fiction book is rated G.


Book Description:

Think you need just a leash & a dog? So you think dog walking is a no-brainer, right?

Just snap on the old leash and head out the door, until. . .
• Your dog pulls you off your feet or jerks your arm out of its socket
• An off-leash dog races straight at you and your dog, in attack or play
• A speeding bicyclist barely misses hitting you
• Your dog jumps on a passer-by while you are distracted
• A panting, passing runner causes your dog to go ballistic from the aggressive, fast invasion of her space
• You encounter a coyote or snake

City Dog Walking Safety & Etiquette will cover all scenarios you and your dog can expect in urban and suburban environments. You will learn simple commands to help you understand each other, find the best fit of equipment, be aware of local hazards, and appreciate basic manners so you and your pup are welcome wherever you go. Sunny Weber will help you enjoy the outdoors with your furry friend—safely!

Meet the Author:

Sunny Weber has over 30 years in animal welfare advocacy. She has experience in rescue, fostering, medical care, service and therapy dog evaluation and training, shelter and sanctuary work and specializes in the rehabilitation of fearful animals. Sunny has rehabilitated then re-homed hundreds of dogs, cats and horses.

connect with the author:websitefacebook ~ linkedIn ~ goodreads bookbub

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Delaware Before the Railroads: A Diamond Among the States by Dave Tabler

DELAWARE BEFORE THE RAILROADS by Dave Tabler
DELAWARE BEFORE THE RAILROADS by Dave Tabler

Join Us For This Tour From Nov 25 to Dec 16

Book Details:

Book Title:  Delaware Before the Railroads: A Diamond Among the States by Dave Tabler

Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 100 pages

Genre: American History, Colonial

Publisher: Dave Tabler

Publication Date:Nov 2022

Tour dates: Nov 25 to Dec 16

Content Rating: G. None needed. Works for all audiences.


“Tabler debuts with a visual feast introducing readers to the First State before the golden age of the railroad. Drawing on photographs of locations, reconstructions, and historical objects, together with brief captions and rigorous notes, Tabler weaves a rich tapestry of industry, politics, and faith. He organizes the photographs roughly chronologically, tracking Delaware’s development from Swedish settlers to American independence, and dedicates space to images that reflect Delaware’s Native American history, as well as tracing the impact that enslaved people had on the state’s historical development.” – Booklife

“If you think you know Delaware, think again. Pirates? Quakers fighting with Pennsylvania? Towns so ugly no one would settle there? With stunning pictures and straightforward storytelling, Dave Tabler opens hidden passages and describes defining moments in this founding American colony. Telling this small state’s story gives you a sense of the big picture in American history. Enjoy this fresh look at Delaware through Dave Tabler’s eyes.”— Wendy Welch, author The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap
 
“Whether discussing the colored spear tips that showed the community if a person had been found guilty or not, to the stones that identified the Mason-Dixon Line, Dave Tabler’s book on colonial Delaware offers the reader a smorgasbord of interesting stories and photos of its early years. This is another book to add to collections about the beginnings of our country.” –– Sheila Ingle, winner, South Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution Historical Preservation Award for four of her young reader novels about South Carolina heroines during the Revolutionary War
 
“Thoroughly researched and well-written, Delaware before the Railroads offers a glimpse into the past through a present lens. Respected historian Dave Tabler utilizes colorful and intriguing photographs to tell Delaware’s foundational stories.” — Jan Loveday Dickens, Tennessee author and educator.

“Dave Tabler’s impeccable research and clearly written descriptives tell a truthful and provocative story for anyone interested in the subject or doing research for other works covering the same period. The colorful and informative photographs tell the story of not only Colonial Delaware residents from 1638-1832 but our American forefathers in general. We learn about every aspect of their way of life during the most critical time of our country’s history.” — Lisa Soland, author, and senior editor of Climbing Angel Publishing

“Dave Tabler has crafted a concise and fascinating photographic account of early Delaware. “Delaware Before The Railroads” is definitely a book that should be in the collection of anyone interested not only in the history of Delaware but also in the history of colonial America.”— Steve Gilly, “Stories, A History of Appalachia” podcast

“Beautifully illustrated and presented in a unique format, ‘Delaware Before the Railroads’ is an easy and informative read-sure to appeal to Early American and Delaware history buffs.”–Amelia E. Miller, Tennessee author and historian.

“Tabler’s purpose, indeed, his mission, is to create a tribute to the culture and history of Delaware before the coming of the railroad. Consequently, he not only rediscovers the past, he also preserves and celebrates it with a montage of vivid images and an insightful narrative.” — Gary Carden, author, storyteller, playwright.

Book Description:

Delaware before the railroads arrived in 1832 was hotly contested real estate. Circle back to 1610 for a ride that takes you through culture clashes, colonization, revolution and beyond.

Buy the Book:
Amazon ~ B&N
Indiebound ~ BookShop 
add to goodreads

Meet the Author:

Ten year old Dave Tabler decided he was going to read the ‘R’ volume from the family’s World Book Encyclopedia set over summer vacation. He never made it from beginning to end. He did, however, become interested in Norman Rockwell, rare-earth elements, and Run for the Roses.

Tabler’s father encouraged him to try his hand at taking pictures with the family camera. With visions of Rockwell dancing in his head, Tabler press-ganged his younger brother into wearing a straw hat and sitting next to a stream barefoot with a homemade fishing pole in his hand. The resulting image was terrible.

Dave Tabler went on to earn degrees in art history and photojournalism despite being told he needed a ‘Plan B.’

Fresh out of college, Tabler contributed the photography for “The Illustrated History of American Civil War Relics,” which taught him how to work with museum curators, collectors, and white cotton gloves. He met a man in the Shenandoah Valley who played the musical saw, a Knoxville fellow who specialized in collecting barbed wire, and Tom Dickey, brother of the man who wrote ‘Deliverance.’

In 2006 Tabler circled back to these earlier encounters with Appalachian culture as an idea for a blog. AppalachianHistory.net today reaches 375,000 readers a year.

Dave Tabler moved to Delaware in 2010 and became smitten with its rich past. He no longer copies Norman Rockwell, but his experience working with curators and collectors came in handy when he got the urge to photograph a love letter to Delaware’s early heritage.

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

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Are You A Pineapple? by Kathryn A. Zolman

 
Book Details:

Book Title:  Are You A Pineapple? by Kathryn A. Zolman
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  38 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:   May, 2022
Content Rating:  G. Suitable for everyone.

MY RATING: Five Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

 
Book Description:

Kevin has a beautiful new puppy! But what should he name her? He wants to find a name that is unique, just like her. Kevin knows the puppy is special, but he’s about to find out just how smart she is when she helps Kevin choose her own name!

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

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I have heard a lot of stories about a boy and his dog, both real and fictional, and this is book about Kevin and his special dog. The unique thing about this dog is that he helps Kevin in picking out his name. This was a fun and very cute way to name his dog, Pineapple. 

Walter Policelli does a fabulous job with the beautiful illustrations in this book. The characters and the scenery fit the story so well and the pages are bright and colorful and just right. I love the interactions with the boy and his fur baby. It reminds me of my son with his animals when he was young. 

This is the perfect book for elementary classrooms, and any school or local library as well. I’m giving Are You A Pineapple? by Kathryn A. Zolman 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.

Meet the Author:
Kathryn A. Zolman never expected to write a children’s book, but when Pineapple came into her life and she heard the story of how this sweet, smart dog got her name, she thought it would make a fun book for parents to read to their children. Pineapple is a Bull Mastiff, German Shepherd, Chow mix, and much like a real pineapple, she knows how to stand tall and is very sweet on the inside!

Kathryn is an avid dog lover. Along with her husband and daughter, they have raised three Doberman Pinschers, each with their own unique personality and character. Kathryn is an advocate for not only raising children to respect all animals, but also to be thankful for the pure joy that they bring to our lives. In writing this book, Kathryn seeks to spread a positive message and hopes it will help children express more gratitude in their lives.

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Tour for Delaware Before the Railroads: A Diamond Among the States by Dave Tabler

 
Book Details:

 

Book Title:  Delaware Before the Railroads: A Diamond Among the States by Dave Tabler
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 100 pages
Genre: American History, Colonial
Publisher: Dave Tabler
Publication Date: Nov 2022
Tour dates: Nov 25 to Dec 16
Content Rating: G. None needed. Works for all audiences.

 

 
“Tabler debuts with a visual feast introducing readers to the First State before the golden age of the railroad. Drawing on photographs of locations, reconstructions, and historical objects, together with brief captions and rigorous notes, Tabler weaves a rich tapestry of industry, politics, and faith. He organizes the photographs roughly chronologically, tracking Delaware’s development from Swedish settlers to American independence, and dedicates space to images that reflect Delaware’s Native American history, as well as tracing the impact that enslaved people had on the state’s historical development.” – Booklife

 

“If you think you know Delaware, think again. Pirates? Quakers fighting with Pennsylvania? Towns so ugly no one would settle there? With stunning pictures and straightforward storytelling, Dave Tabler opens hidden passages and describes defining moments in this founding American colony. Telling this small state’s story gives you a sense of the big picture in American history. Enjoy this fresh look at Delaware through Dave Tabler’s eyes.” — Wendy Welch, author The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap

“Whether discussing the colored spear tips that showed the community if a person had been found guilty or not, to the stones that identified the Mason-Dixon Line, Dave Tabler’s book on colonial Delaware offers the reader a smorgasbord of interesting stories and photos of its early years. This is another book to add to collections about the beginnings of our country.” –
– Sheila Ingle, winner, South Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution Historical Preservation Award for four of her young reader novels about South Carolina heroines during the Revolutionary War

“Thoroughly researched and well-written, Delaware before the Railroads offers a glimpse into the past through a present lens. Respected historian Dave Tabler utilizes colorful and intriguing photographs to tell Delaware’s foundational stories.” 
— Jan Loveday Dickens, Tennessee author and educator

“Dave Tabler’s impeccable research and clearly written descriptives tell a truthful and provocative story for anyone interested in the subject or doing research for other works covering the same period. The colorful and informative photographs tell the story of not only Colonial Delaware residents from 1638-1832 but our American forefathers in general. We learn about every aspect of their way of life during the most critical time of our country’s history.” 
— Lisa Soland, author, and senior editor of Climbing Angel Publishing

“Dave Tabler has crafted a concise and fascinating photographic account of early Delaware. “Delaware Before The Railroads” is definitely a book that should be in the collection of anyone interested not only in the history of Delaware but also in the history of colonial America.”  Steve Gilly, “Stories, A History of Appalachia” podcast

“Beautifully illustrated and presented in a unique format, ‘Delaware Before the Railroads’ is an easy and informative read-sure to appeal to Early American and Delaware history buffs.” 
-Amelia E. Miller, Tennessee author and historian

“Tabler’s purpose, indeed, his mission, is to create a tribute to the culture and history of Delaware before the coming of the railroad. Consequently, he not only rediscovers the past, he also preserves and celebrates it with a montage of vivid images and an insightful narrative.” – Gary Carden, author, storyteller, playwright

 

 
Book Description:

 

Delaware before the railroads arrived in 1832 was hotly contested real estate. Circle back to 1610 for a ride that takes you through culture clashes, colonization, revolution and beyond.

Buy the Book:
Amazon ~ B&N
Indiebound ~ BookShop
add to goodreads
 
Meet the Author:

Ten year old Dave Tabler decided he was going to read the ‘R’ volume from the family’s World Book Encyclopedia set over summer vacation. He never made it from beginning to end. He did, however, become interested in Norman Rockwell, rare-earth elements, and Run for the Roses.

 

Tabler’s father encouraged him to try his hand at taking pictures with the family camera. With visions of Rockwell dancing in his head, Tabler press-ganged his younger brother into wearing a straw hat and sitting next to a stream barefoot with a homemade fishing pole in his hand. The resulting image was terrible.

Dave Tabler went on to earn degrees in art history and photojournalism despite being told he needed a ‘Plan B.’

Fresh out of college, Tabler contributed the photography for “The Illustrated History of American Civil War Relics,” which taught him how to work with museum curators, collectors, and white cotton gloves. He met a man in the Shenandoah Valley who played the musical saw, a Knoxville fellow who specialized in collecting barbed wire, and Tom Dickey, brother of the man who wrote ‘Deliverance.’

In 2006 Tabler circled back to these earlier encounters with Appalachian culture as an idea for a blog. AppalachianHistory.net today reaches 375,000 readers a year.

Dave Tabler moved to Delaware in 2010 and became smitten with its rich past. He no longer copies Norman Rockwell, but his experience working with curators and collectors came in handy when he got the urge to photograph a love letter to Delaware’s early heritage.

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

 

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Armadas in the Mist by Christian Klaver

Book Details:

​Book Title:  Armadas in the Mist (Empire of the House of Thorns series – Book Three) by Christian Klaver
Category:  YA Fiction (Ages 13-17),  332 pages
GenreYA Fantasy
Publisher:  CamCat Books
Release date:  November 2022
Content Rating: PG. It’s very clean.

Book Description:

The Black Shuck’s forces gather just beyond the mist . . .

Captain Justice Kasric knows how complicated family can be. The escalating Human-Faerie war has scattered and wounded her siblings and transformed her parents beyond recognition. After narrowly escaping yet another dangerous clash, fifteen-year-old Justice has had enough. She’s determined to defeat the Black Shuck, the mysterious leader controlling the Faerie invasion of London, but if Justice hopes to stand a chance at victory, she’ll have to do the impossible: reunite her family and lead them against the looming Faerie Armada.

​With her mother and brother at the helm of the enemy fleet, and the prophesized Seven Virtues slipping out of reach, Justice more than has her work cut out for her. Even if she can save England, the cost may be higher than she’s willing to pay.

Buy the Book:
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Amazon
B&N ~ IndieBound BookShop
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(coming soon)
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The Brighter the Stars by Bryan Prosek

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO READ MY REVIEW OF “THE BRIGHTER STARS”

Book Details:

​Book Title:  The Darker the Skies by Bryan Prosek
Category:  YA Fiction (Ages 13-17),  292 pages
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Publisher:  CamCat Books
Release date:  November 2022
Content Rating: PG. It’s very clean.

Book Description:It only takes one to make a difference.

Just days before Jake Saunders plans on proposing to the love of his life, Jake is called upon once again to save his home, Earth. The Earthen Legion troops and its allies think they’re battling only pirates, but a new, more powerful foe from another galaxy flanks their forces and invades, in search of a weapon the planet didn’t even know it had.

​When Jake learns that this new enemy was responsible for the death of his father many years ago, he realizes he can finally face his true nemesis. The odds are stacked against Jake, but with the help of his friends and allies he’s made along the way, he must rally the remaining Legion troops and retake Earth before it’s too late. The fate of Earth and the fate of his love, rest in the balance.

Buy the Book:
CamCat Books
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A Spying Eye by Michelle Cox

Book Details:

Book Title A Spying Eye: A Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel by Michelle Cox
Category:  Adult<span;>Fiction (18+), 256 pages
Genre: Historical Mystery
Publisher:She Writes Press
Release dates: Oct 25, 2022

Book Description:

In A Spying Eye, Clive and Henrietta return to Europe in an attempt to resurrect their failed honeymoon. While in London, they are approached by their old friend, Inspector John Hartle, who convinces them to search for the missing panel of the Ghent Altarpiece, a famous Renaissance painting, of which Hitler’s top men are also in pursuit.

Meanwhile, back in Chicago, Oldrich Exley threatens to cut off financial support for the entire Von Harmon brood if Elsie continues with her plan to marry Gunther―a situation made worse by the sudden appearance of one Heinrich Meyer, who claims to be little Anna’s father and threatens to take her away. Desperate, Elsie seeks the help of Clive’s sister, Julia, who is herself the victim of domestic abuse and who has fallen under the spell of a handsome Texas millionaire bent on acquiring a rare painting from the Howard collection.

​Clive and Henrietta’s search takes them to Chateau du Freudeneck in Strasbourg, France―the ancient seat of the Von Harmons and home to three eccentric distant relatives. What begins as a wild goose chase turns decidedly more deadly when several Nazi officers also arrive at the chateau in search of a “valuable item.” When Henrietta and Clive attempt to flee after Henrietta uncovers a shocking truth, they are forced to trust themselves to a suspicious French servant who seems all-too willing to help . . .

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Michelle Cox is a new author for me, and it looks like book six wasn’t a good place to start. I think reading these six books in order would be more enjoyable. But since I just read the sixth one, here is what I think.

As Clive and Henrietta return to Europe in an attempt to resurrect their failed honeymoon, much more happened in their lives while they were there. The two ended up searching for a <span;>famous Renaissance painting. This caused quote the stir and was quite the journey. I enjoyed following the journey as this couple as they tried to find this painting before someone else finds it. The author does a great job with these characters and their development throughout the book. The story shows enough interest and intrigue to keep me reading to find out what happens next. If you enjoy a good suspenseful story, you will enjoy this one.

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

Meet the Author:

Michelle Cox is the author of the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series as well as “Novel Notes of Local Lore,” a weekly blog dedicated to Chicago’s forgotten residents. Her books have won over 50 international awards and have been praised by Kirkus, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Foreword, Elle, Redbook, Brit&Co., POPSUGAR, Buzzfeed, and many others.

Unbeknownst to most, Michelle hoards board games she doesn’t have time to play and is, not surprisingly, addicted to period dramas and big band music. Also marmalade. She lives in Chicago with her husband, three children, and one naughty Goldendoodle and is hard at work on her latest novel.

Connect with the Author:  website ~facebook ~ twitter ~ instagram ~ tiktok ~ goodreads ~ bookbub

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Grady Whill and the Templeton Codex by Carole P. Roman

Book Details:

Book Details:

Book Title Grady Whill and the Templeton Codex by Carole P. Roman
Category:  Young-Adult Fiction (18 +), 286 pages
Genre:  Action-Adventure/Fantasy
Publisher: Chelshire
Release date: July 30 2022
Content Rating: PG. The author thinks the book is G-rated. A reviewer said it had some curses. Some may consider “Holy crap” is a curse.

 

If I were to give a book to every young adult in this world, I would give them Grady Whill and the Templeton Codex by Carole P. Roman without blinking. I absolutely loved every moment of this uplifting and fascinating story. It’s filled with valuable life lessons, adventure, peril, and highly relatable and lovable characters.” Reviewed by Emma Megan for Readers’ Favorite

“Harry Potter meets Sky High. If you’re a fan of young adult stories where protagonists go to mysterious schools to train their superhuman abilities, don’t miss out on Grady Whill and The Templeton Codex.” Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Reader’s Favorite

“Carole P. Roman has created a world that is unique, inhabited by characters that young people can easily relate to because of their similar concerns about growing pains… This book has a strong message and theme that deserves to be read.” Reviewed by Vincent Dublado for Reader’s Favorite.

Book Description:

Templeton Academy- the superhero high school is finally open! The prestigious institution is recruiting the best of the best to enroll in its student body. The school is as mysterious as it is exclusive.

Grady Whill thinks there is nothing special about him to make the grade. However, his best friend, Aarush Patel has been selected and thinks Grady has the right stuff. Even school bully Elwood Bledsoe is attending.

​If Grady is fortunate enough to be picked, his guardian has forbidden him to attend. Will a family secret prevent Grady from becoming the superhero he was destined to be?

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Grady was orphaned a at young age with the death of his parents and was raised by his grandparents. After their death, he was raised by his young uncle Leo. Not connecting with many people in middle school, Grady found Aarush to be a good friend for him. The book unfortunately deals will a topic I really hate for kids and that is bullying. I lost a 12 year old distant cousin, who took her own life to bullying so it is something I hate among kids. But thankfully for Grady and Aarush formed a friendship that lasted through middle school to high school at the interesting super hero high school Templeton Academy.

I enjoyed this story so very much. I enjoyed following Grady and Aarush as they tackled what school thew at them. I was impressed with their intelligence, and it was fun keeping up with the two friends. If you enjoy these type of clesn Young Adult stories, I highly recommended Grady Whill and the Templeton Codex. And if you have tweens or teens who enjoy YA Fantasy and Super Hero stories, this is a fantastic one to purchase for them. I’m giving this one Five Stars.

Narrator Dan McGowan does a very nice job with this book. The voice fit the story and anyone listening will get the feel of high school age kids. I look forward to listening to more book which <span;>Dan McGowan is the narrator.

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.

Also from the Pen of Carole P. Roman:
Book Details:

Book Title:  Giggles Galore Jokes, Riddles and Fun Facts for Kids of all Ages by Carole P. Roman
Category:  Children’s Fiction , 170 pages
Genre:  Humor
Publisher:  Chelshire
Release date:   August 2022
Tour datesNov 7 to Dec 2, 2022
Content Rating: G.

Book Description:

What’s more fun than a rainy afternoon?

A rainy afternoon with Giggles Galore!
Treat yourself and your child to this fun-filled book of jokes, riddles, and exciting bits of information.

Entertain your friends and family with a wide variety of jokes that include funny foods, animal antics, jolly jungles, farcical farms, dizzy dinosaurs, hilarious holidays, and a host of humor from all over our wacky world.

Fun facts are sprinkled throughout the book and give a welcome relief from all the giggles.
There’s even a section where budding comedians can learn to create new jokes.

Lastly, join Carole P. Roman’s beloved character, Susanna Maya Logan, for a short story about why we must use humor wisely, or it may not be considered funny by everyone.

A great tool to help a reluctant reader, Giggles Galore is the perfect way to practice social skills and develop friendships.

Buy the Book:
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Meet the Author:

Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of over fifty children’s books. Whether it’s pirates, princesses, spies, or discovering the world around us, her books have enchanted educators, parents, and her diverse audience of children of all ages.

Her best-selling book, The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids: 800+ Jokes! has reached number one on Amazon in March of 2020 and has remained in the top 200 books since then.

She published Mindfulness for Kids with J. Robin Albertson-Wren.

Carole has co-authored two self-help books. Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing with Julie A. Gerber, and Marketing Indieworld with both Julie A. Gerber and Angela Hausman.

Roman is the CEO of a global transportation company, as well as a practicing medium.

She also writes adult fiction under the name Brit Lunden and has created an anthology of the mythical town of Bulwark, Georgia with a group of indie authors.

Writing is her passion and one of her favorite pastimes. Roman reinvents herself frequently, and her family calls her the ‘mother of reinvention.’ She resides on Long Island, near her children and grandchildren.

connect with the author: website twitter facebook bookbub ~ goodreads

 
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Night of Mysterious Blessings by Sally Metzger

Book Details:

Book Title:  Night of Mysterious Blessings by Sally Metzger
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 5-8), 40 pages
Genre Picture Book/Early Reader
Publisher Elk Lake Publishing
Release date:   November 3, 2021
Format available for review:  print-softback (USA & Canada), PDF
Tour datesNov 7 to Dec 16, 2022
Content Rating: G. My book is rated G because it has a Biblical world view. 
Book Description:

Have you ever had great big tingly goosebumps? Or tossed and turned too long on a sleepless night? Have you ever seen tall shadows dance in your doorway? Or found a RELAX-let-go peace deep inside? In Night of Mysterious Blessings, you’ll share in the adventures of a boy and his beloved dog. Enter this curious, oh-so-mysterious night, and be amazed at what you see in the morning’s light. Best of all, uncover the priceless key to worrying less and smiling more.

​So many books stress God is always with us. How fantastic for a book to proclaim the Scriptural truth that God is also within. It’s a lifelong gift for children to discover God makes his home inside them while their hearts are open to receive the mystery.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Night of Mysterious Blessings is a really nice story to read at bedtime to your children. The story is comforting, and really can be read any time your child needs a little encouragement. As a believer in the Lord, I would add what I believe that would make my grandchild comfortable. The way the book is written, anyone can do the same as I did, they can insert their beliefs into the story.

Night of Mysterious Blessings is a beautiful book inside and out. Courtney Smith does an exceptional  job with the Illustrations. I love the watercolors, and the colors fit the story so well. I think the illustrations are a bit different that most I’ve seen, but Smith does such a fantastic job, I found myself loving each page. This would make an excellent book for your child’s library, as well as any elementary library or classroom. If you love unique children’s books, 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.

 
Buy the Book:
Amazon ~ B&N
BookBub
add to Goodreads
 
 
Meet the Author:

As a teacher, spiritual director, and retreat leader, Sally Metzger has helped young people discover God’s boundless love for them for over 20 years. She developed and taught a course in faith formation for university students, religion teachers, youth ministers, and parents, and she is the author of two children’s books, Night of Mysterious Blessings and Jesus, Were You Little?

​Sally has a Master of Theological Studies degree, focusing on pastoral care, and is active in chaplain ministry. Her message: It’s Raining Grace! And through God’s power, we can find and joyfully fulfill our purpose in life. Sally is married to her high school sweetheart, cherishes her children and grandchildren, and enjoys outdoor adventures and travel.

Connect with the Author: Website ~ Blog ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram ~ Goodreads 

 
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NIGHT OF MYSTERIOUS BLESSINGS Book Tour Giveaway

The Secret Garden of Yanagi Inn by  Amber A. Logan

Book Details:

​Book Title:  The Secret Garden of Yanagi Inn by Amber A. Logan
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  336 pages
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Publisher:  CamCat Books
Release date:  Nov 15, 2022
Content Rating:  PG. The book is clean, without excessive swearing, no sexual content or graphic violent scenes, etc.

Book Description:Cracked doesn’t always mean broken.

Grieving her mother’s death, Mari Lennox travels to Kyoto, Japan to take photographs of Yanagi Inn for a client. As she explores the inn and its grounds, her camera captures striking images, uncovering layers of mystery shrouding the old resort—including an overgrown, secret garden on a forbidden island. But then eerie weeping no one else in the inn seems to hear starts keeping her awake at night.

​Despite the warnings of the staff, Mari searches the deep recesses of the old building to discover the source of the ghostly sound, only to realize that her own family’s history is tied to the inn, its mysterious, forlorn garden . . . and the secrets it holds.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

The Secret Garden of Yanagi is a unique story, a ghost story mixed with suspense, that I found unusual, yet it is a story I enjoyed immensely. After her mother’s death, Mari travels to Kyoto, Japan for a client to take photographs of Yanagi Inn. Being there was a bit haunting for Mari. As she begins to explore the inn and its surrounding, she finds a secret garden that is interesting and intriguing. Not quite sure what is happening, Mari hears noises she is not sure about, and finds interesting things that leads to her own heritage. 

With beautiful characters and a story that is remarkably written, this book will sure keep you entertained for a while. This is a book I found hard to put down, with the secrets and haunting feelings, I had to find out what Mari was finding, and the secrets surrounding this garden and inn. Not reading the classic The Secret Garden of Yanagi, I couldn’t compare the two, but I’m glad I had the chance to read this retelling of this story. If you love suspense stories, this one is for you. I’m giving it 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.

 
Meet the Author:

Amber A. Logan is a university instructor, freelance editor, and author of speculative fiction living in Kansas with her husband and two children—Fox and Willow. In addition to her degrees in Psychology, Liberal Arts, and International Relations, Amber holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

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On the Edge of Shattered by Kimberly Kearns

Book Details:

​Book Title:  On The Edge of Shattered: A Mother’s Experience of Discovering Freedom Through Sobriety by Kimberly Kearns
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+),  252 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir, Self-Help
Publisher:  Glass Spider Publishing
Release date:  November  2022
Content Rating:  PG-13 + M: Intended for adults only, contains information on alcoholism

Book Description:​Before she stopped drinking for good, Kim was lying to herself and everyone she knew about her daily habit—sneaking morning sips of vodka behind her husband’s back, emptying bottles of wine and hiding the evidence from her family, and convincing herself that nothing was wrong and everything was under control. Until she realized that it wasn’t, and that her dishonesty could cost her everything she loved. What would happen to her marriage if things continued in this way? And how could she be a mother to her young children if she remained trapped in this cycle of abuse? Deciding she had to make a change, Kim threw herself into a new life of sobriety seven months into the Covid-19 pandemic. But only after severing the chains of bondage did she realize how much work there was still to do. Opening the doors to buried memories and past traumas was only the beginning. Throughout her journey to sobriety, Kim would come to terms with the secrets and lies told by her parents and loved ones, allowing her a clarity and freedom she never before thought possible.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Kimberly Kearns knows her alcohol addition is out of hand, but she keeps hiding it from her family. She’s still ok, she doesn’t need someone who tells her she needs help. She knows what she is doing, she can stop drinking if she wants too. Can’t she?
On the Edge of Shattered By Kimberly Kearns is a book everyone going through an addiction should read. Kearns is telling of her addiction to alcohol, but I believe it can help a host of people with any addiction. In this book, Kearns is open and honest in what she tells about herself and thr dark moments she had as an alcoholic. Her story is not what the world tries to tell us. Almost everywhere we look there is someone drinking or talking about drinking. Like it’s so much fun. Like happy hour. TV and movies make it look like it’s the best way to go. But Kimberly Kearns let’s the world in on her life as an alcoholic. She shares the deep down raw emotions of what it’s really like, and what it was like to kick this addiction. It wasn’t always a pretty picture. But her life is now beautiful because she is no longer a slave to her addiction called alcohol. This book is Five Stars for me. I appreciate Ms. Kearns so much for telling her story. If you find yourself in the same place as this author, read this book over and over. And do whatever you need to find help. I highly recommend On the Edge of Shattered By Kimberly Kearns.

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

BUY THE BOOK:
Amazon ~ B&N ~ BAM
Indiebound ~ Bookshop.org
Bookbub

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Meet the Author:

Kimberly Kearns is a wife to an incredible husband and a mother to three beautiful children. She currently lives in Need-ham, Massachusetts. She continues to tell her story of sobriety and inspire others every day on her blog at kimberlykearns.com, and through her Instagram account @asoberandstrongmom. Kimberly co-hosts the podcast The Weekend Sober and is a writer for the Webby Award-winning narrative podcast F*cking Sober: The First 90 Days. Writing has always been an escape for Kimberly, even as a little girl. Being able to express herself in words and getting lost in her imagination has served as a source of comfort to her as far back as she can remember. 

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

ON THE EDGE OF SHATTERED Book Tour Giveaway
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Valencia and the Velvet Dress by Lorri Smith Jackson

Book Details:

​Book Title:  Valencia and the Velvet Dress by Lorri Smith Jackson
Category:  Middle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12),  88 pages
Genre: Children’s Early Chapter Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:  Nov 1, 2022
Content Rating:  G

Book Description:

​Valencia is a kind ten-year-old, who always sees the good in others. When she receives a dress for a special performance at school, she can’t stop wearing it. After many taunts, rumors, and finger-pointing—especially from neighborhood boy Joseph-Kelly Hunter—Valencia’s parents come up with the perfect plan to stop the ugly rumors before Valencia gets word of them. Will they be successful?

BUY THE BOOK:
Mascot Book
Amazon ~ B&N
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Meet the Author:

Lorri Smith Jackson has been writing since she was a teen. Lorri graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, with a degree in Communications. She currently works for the City of Manassas in Virginia, and is happily married to her husband, Bruce, and they have five daughters: Lorrin, Samantha, Corin, Elizabeth, and Renee. They also have four grandchildren: Hazel, Micah, Sydnei, and Kaleigh.

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On The Edge of Shattered by Kimberly Kearns

Join us for this tour from Nov 1 to Nov 28, 2022!

Book Details:

Book Title:  On The Edge of Shattered: A Mother’s Experience of Discovering Freedom Through Sobriety by Kimberly Kearns
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+),  252 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir, Self-Help
Publisher:  Glass Spider Publishing
Release date:  November  2022
Formats Available for Review: print-softback (USA only), ebook (PDF)
Tour dates: Nov  to Nov 28, 2022
Content Rating:  PG-13 + M: Intended for adults only, contains information on alcoholism.

Book Description:

​Before she stopped drinking for good, Kim was lying to herself and everyone she knew about her daily habit—sneaking morning sips of vodka behind her husband’s back, emptying bottles of wine and hiding the evidence from her family, and convincing herself that nothing was wrong and everything was under control. Until she realized that it wasn’t, and that her dishonesty could cost her everything she loved. What would happen to her marriage if things continued in this way? And how could she be a mother to her young children if she remained trapped in this cycle of abuse? Deciding she had to make a change, Kim threw herself into a new life of sobriety seven months into the Covid-19 pandemic. But only after severing the chains of bondage did she realize how much work there was still to do. Opening the doors to buried memories and past traumas was only the beginning. Throughout her journey to sobriety, Kim would come to terms with the secrets and lies told by her parents and loved ones, allowing her a clarity and freedom she never before thought possible.

BUY THE BOOK:
Amazon ~ B&N ~ BAM
Indiebound ~ Bookshop.org
Bookbub


Add to goodreads

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

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

Meet the Author:

Kimberly Kearns is a wife to an incredible husband and a mother to three beautiful children. She currently lives in Need-ham, Massachusetts. She continues to tell her story of sobriety and inspire others every day on her blog at kimberlykearns.com, and through her Instagram account @asoberandstrongmom. Kimberly co-hosts the podcast The Weekend Sober and is a writer for the Webby Award-winning narrative podcast F*cking Sober: The First 90 Days. Writing has always been an escape for Kimberly, even as a little girl. Being able to express herself in words and getting lost in her imagination has served as a source of comfort to her as far back as she can remember. 

Connect with the author:

 website instagram ~ facebook  ~ bookbub goodreads

Tour Schedule:

Nov 1 – Book Reviews by Linda Moore – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 1 – Books are a Blessing – book review / giveaway
Nov 2 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 2 – Leanne bookstagram – book review
Nov 3 – Stephanie Jane – book review / author interview / giveaway
Nov 4 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
Nov 7 – Just Another Mother With Books – book review
Nov 8 – Liese’s Blog – book spotlight
Nov 8 – Faith and Books – book review / giveaway
Nov 9 – Novels Alive – book review / giveaway
Nov 10 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Nov 10 – 
Welcome To MLMOpinion’s Reviews – book review
Nov 14 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 15 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Nov 16 – The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
Nov 17 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Nov 18 – Reading is My Passion – book review / giveaway
Nov 21 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 21 – Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – book review / author interview / guest post  giveaway
Nov 22 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / giveaway
Nov 22 – 
@allbookedupwithcyn – book review
Nov 23 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Nov 25 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 25  
@twilight_reader  – book review / giveaway
Nov 25
 – Women Connect Online – book spotlight / author interview / guest post / giveaway
Nov 28 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Nov 28 – Olio by Marilyn – book review / giveaway
Nov 28 – 
Authors on iTours Book Reviews – book review
Nov 29 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway

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Night of Mysterious Blessings by Sally Metzger

Book Details:

Book Title:  Night of Mysterious Blessings by Sally Metzger
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 5-8), 40 pages
Genre Picture Book/Early Reader
Publisher Elk Lake Publishing
Release date:   November 3, 2021
Format available for review:  print-softback (USA & Canada), PDF
Tour datesNov 7 to Dec 16, 2022
Content Rating: G. My book is rated G because it has a Biblical world view. 
Book Description:

Have you ever had great big tingly goosebumps? Or tossed and turned too long on a sleepless night? Have you ever seen tall shadows dance in your doorway? Or found a RELAX-let-go peace deep inside? In Night of Mysterious Blessings, you’ll share in the adventures of a boy and his beloved dog. Enter this curious, oh-so-mysterious night, and be amazed at what you see in the morning’s light. Best of all, uncover the priceless key to worrying less and smiling more.

​So many books stress God is always with us. How fantastic for a book to proclaim the Scriptural truth that God is also within. It’s a lifelong gift for children to discover God makes his home inside them while their hearts are open to receive the mystery.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Night of Mysterious Blessings is a really nice story to read at bedtime to your children. The story is comforting, and really can be read any time your child needs a little encouragement. As a believer in the Lord, I would add what I believe that would make my grandchild comfortable. The way the book is written, anyone can do the same as I did, they can insert their beliefs into the story.

Night of Mysterious Blessings is a beautiful book inside and out. Courtney Smith does an exceptional  job with the Illustrations. I love the watercolors, and the colors fit the story so well. I think the illustrations are a bit different that most I’ve seen, but Smith does such a fantastic job, I found myself loving each page. This would make an excellent book for your child’s library, as well as any elementary library or classroom. If you love unique children’s books, 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.

 
Buy the Book:
Amazon ~ B&N
BookBub
add to Goodreads
 
 
Meet the Author:

As a teacher, spiritual director, and retreat leader, Sally Metzger has helped young people discover God’s boundless love for them for over 20 years. She developed and taught a course in faith formation for university students, religion teachers, youth ministers, and parents, and she is the author of two children’s books, Night of Mysterious Blessings and Jesus, Were You Little?

​Sally has a Master of Theological Studies degree, focusing on pastoral care, and is active in chaplain ministry. Her message: It’s Raining Grace! And through God’s power, we can find and joyfully fulfill our purpose in life. Sally is married to her high school sweetheart, cherishes her children and grandchildren, and enjoys outdoor adventures and travel.

Connect with the Author: Website ~ Blog ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram ~ Goodreads 

 
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The Wrong Side of Murder Audio by Lauren Carr

Join us for this tour from Oct 3 to Oct 28, 2022!

Book Details:

Book Title:  The Wrong Side of Murder (A Nikki Bryant Cozy Mystery) by Lauren Carr
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 +)
Narrated by Anita Alger
Length: 7.8 hours
Genre:  Mystery/Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  Acorn Book Services
Release date:   July 21, 2022
Format available for review:  audiobook (audible download code), ebook (MOBI for Kindle, EPUB, PDF)
Tour dates: Oct 3 to Oct 28, 2022
Content Rating: This cozy mystery is rated G for everyone! 

The Wrong Side of Murder is another wonderful cozy mystery by author Lauren Carr. It has all the elements that draw me in – an intelligent female lead, an equally smart boyfriend who partners to help her, a complicated plot where clues are slowly revealed, people who aren’t what they seem to be, comedic moments to balance the darker ones, and several quirky pets full of personality.  

It’s a wonderful book to escape into at the end of the day. And get ready to read into the wee hours as, if you’re like me, you won’t be able to stop reading until the mystery is revealed.  -review by Marilyn R. Wilson, Olio by Marilyn

Nikki’s an intense individual who makes the perfect investigative journalist. She wants answers yesterday and she is willing to dig in to get them. She might get it wrong at the beginning but with the help of her family and close friends, she’ll get the answers she wants and needs. – review by Blooming with Books

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER

This cozy mystery is such an awesome read. Nikki Bryant is back with her fun and funny dog Elmo. Still investigating murders, and this time, a class mate accused of murdering her mom years ago when she was in high school. Jodi Gibbons has been accused of murdering her mom since that one day when she left home to attend school and her mother was later found dead. Could this teenager murder her mom, and go to school like nothing happened? This is what Nikki and her side kick Elmo is about to find out. 

I didn’t want to put this book down!! I didn’t want to think Jodi was guilty, especially the way the town plagued her guilty. Author Lauren Carr and her phenomenal writing skills had me guessing with the twists and turns with the case. And Elmo always had his quirky say so as well. I love, love this sweet special canine that adds so much to the story. There are quite a few characters, some we know from book one, and some we meet new in this one. Carr creates solid characters, most of them I really love and some I could have put in their place real fast! But they all play their parts so well in each scene, it makes the story seem real. 

I felt so bad for Jodi because of the way the people of her town treated her. I was so glad she was finally going to tell her story, but another twist in the story, and  that didn’t happen the way readers wanted either. And then the ending was a shocker for me, I never guessed it, and it was great!! I love how Carr pulls everything together so smoothly and creates the special ending that is  satisfaction for her readers. 

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

Book Description:

Nikki Bryant’s Next Case Takes Her to the Wrong Side of Murder

One spring morning, Jodi Gibbons got up and went to school as she did every day. Her young life went sideways though when the police found that her mother had been brutally killed during the night.

Twenty years later, many in Pine Grove believe Jodi got away with murder. After all, how could she have possibly slept through her mother’s violent death in the very next room?
After decades of silence, Jodi accepts investigative journalist Nikki Bryant’s invitation to tell her side of the story. However, before the interview can take place, someone silences Jodi permanently.

Now it is up to Nikki Bryant and her friends to uncover the secret that Jodi Gibbons has been protecting—a secret someone believes it is worth killing to keep from being revealed.

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Book Details:

 

Book Title:  Killer Deadline (A Nikki Bryant Cozy Mystery) by Lauren Carr
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 +)
Narrated by Anita Alger
Length:  6 hours, 34 minutes
Genre:  Mystery/Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  Acorn Book Services
Release date:   April 23, 2020
Audiobook release date: August 5, 2020
Format available for review:  audiobook (audible download), ebook (mobi, epub, PDF)
Tour datesOct 3 to Oct 28, 2022
Content Rating: G. This is a true cozy mystery. No sex. No on-stage violence. No swearing. Just good clean fun!


Here we go! Carr is a master storyteller who always offers a plot full of twists and turns, a bit of humor to offset the dark, and a unique cast of characters. In Killer Deadline that cast includes – handsome Ryan, her first love (who is now her step-brother); a mysterious social media friend called Nerdy Guy; Elmo, a super smart dog, a boxer, she rescued who has become a social media star and has a penchant for cleaning; a TV station full of suspicious employees; and more.

 

This book is a wonderful read to pick up at the end of a long day. It truly is a “cozy murder mystery.”  I promise, it’ll draw you in right from page one and keep you turning the pages until you reach the very last page. I can’t wait for the second book in this series. – review by Marilyn R. Wilson, Olio by Marilyn

 
 
Book Description:

 

​Folks in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, claim that where Nikki Bryant goes, trouble is not far behind. Her refusal to back down from a challenge has made Nikki Bryant a top investigative journalist.

When an online friend nudges her to join him in a pact to reconnect with their first loves, Nikki and her boxer dog Elmo leave the bright lights of Las Vegas for the charming town of Pine Grove. There, she must face the biggest challenges in her career and life—the first love she had left behind and her father’s unsolved murder.

But before she has time to unpack her car, Nikki stumbles upon the dead body of local news anchor, Ashleigh Addison, her childhood rival. Could Ashleigh’s death be connected to an explosive news story that she had teased about airing live? Did that explosive story have anything to do with the murder of Nikki’s father?

With the clues in her father’s cold case hot again, Nikki intends to chase down the story of her life until she catches his killer—no matter what it takes. 

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Lauren’s best-selling standalone novel (released in 2017) contains the main characters from her three successful series: Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose mysteries. ​ 

TWOFER MURDER by Lauren Carr

Book Details:

 

Book Title:  Twofer Murder by Lauren Carr
Category:  Adult fiction (18+)
Narrated by Mike Alger, Anita Alger
Length: 13 hours, 20 minutes
Genre:  Mystery
Publisher:  Acorn Book Services
Release date:  November 17, 2017
Available for review in:  audiobook (audible download code), ebook (mobi, ePub, PDF)  
Tour dates:  Oct 3 to Oct 28, 2022
Content Rating:  PG-13: While there are murders committed in this murder mystery, there is profanity (a hell or a damn few and very far between). No F-bombs. No explicit sex or graphic violence. ​


 

 
The book is intense, compelling, as readers follow the story lines for two different books. Yet the humor, family interactions, and loving relationships in Carr’s books keeps reading both entertaining and fun… Carr gets better and better in her humorous scenes, as well as snappy dialogue that comes only from within close-knit friends and family… If you aren’t reading this author, you are missing much more than an average mystery writer. – review by Glenda Bixler, Book Readers Heaven
 

 
Book Description:

 

Twofer murder? What’s a twofer murder?

Twofer Murder is a treat for fans of best-selling author Lauren Carr’s fast-paced mysteries! Lauren’s latest novel contains the main characters from her three successful series: Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose mysteries.

​The guys go away for a fishing weekend only to get caught up in the murder of a journalist investigating fraud at a timber company.

Meanwhile, the ladies are spending the weekend in the presidential suite at a posh resort where Jessica Faraday is to accept a lifetime achievement award for her late grandmother at a murder mystery writers conference. But before they have time to get their facials, they get wrapped up in their own real mystery when an up and coming author ends up dead!

Lauren Carr’s Twofer Murder is a 2-for-1—making it a must-read for any mystery fan!

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Audiobook Narrator Anita Alger

Meet the Audiobook Production Team:

Narrator:
A relative newcomer to audiobook narration, Anita Alger is a producer and composer of dozens of musical themes for audiobooks. Working with veteran narrator (and husband) Mike Alger, they’ve teamed up to produce over 30 full length audiobooks. While her musical skills are usually at the forefront, she has also narrated three audiobooks herself, including the new Nikki Bryant Cozy Mystery Series written by Lauren Carr.


Producer:

​A broadcast veteran of over 35 years, Mike Alger is best known as the award-winning Chief Meteorologist for KTVN-TV in Reno, NV. Narrator and producer of over 30 audiobook novels, he is also a successful author, having penned the Mystery-Thriller novel Snow Storm, and is the narrator of the audiobook of the same name. He collaborates with his wife of 40 years, Anita Alger, who writes and produces the musical themes for his productions.


Meet the Author:

Selling over half a million books worldwide, Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, Thorny Rose, Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries, and Nikki Bryant Cozy Mysteries—thirty titles across five fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!

Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, crime fiction, police procedurals, romance, and humor. 

The owner of Acorn Book Services and iRead Book Tours, Lauren is also a publishing manager, consultant, and virtual book tour coordinator for independent authors.  

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. 

She lives with her husband, and two spoiled rotten German shepherds on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV. 

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


Tour Schedule:
Oct 3 – Mystery Review Crew – book series spotlight / giveaway
Oct 4 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book series spotlight / giveaway
Oct 5  kelly_hunsaker_reads – audiobook review of KILLER DEADLINE / giveaway
Oct 5  
Leanne bookstagram – book review of TWOFER MURDER / giveaway
Oct 6 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of KILLER DEADLINE / giveaway
Oct 6 – Casia’s Corner– audiobook review of KILLER DEADLINE / giveaway
Oct 7 
 Rockin’ Book Reviews – audiobook review of TWOFER MURDER / giveaway
Oct 11 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Oct 11 – Faith and Books – audiobook review of KILLER DEADLINE / giveaway
Oct 12 Paws.Read.Repeat book series spotlight / giveaway
Oct 12  Blooming with Books audiobook review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Oct 13  kelly_hunsaker_reads audiobook review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Oct 13 – Casia’s Corner– audiobook review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Oct 14 – Geaux Get Lit  audiobook review of KILLER DEADLINE / giveaway
Oct 14 – Hall Ways Blog – audiobook review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Oct 14 – Duckfacekim09 – audiobook review of TWOFER MURDER / giveaway
Oct 17 fundinmental– book series spotlight / giveaway
Oct 17 – 
Leanne bookstagram – book review of KILLER DEADLINE / giveaway
Oct 18  Locks, Hooks and Books – book series spotlight / giveaway
Oct 18 –Paws.Read.Repeat– audiobook review of TWOFER MURDER / giveaway
Oct 19 
FUONLYKNEW – book series spotlight / giveaway
Oct 19kelly_hunsaker_reads audiobook review of TWOFER MURDER / giveaway
Oct 20 –
 Locks, Hooks and Books –book review of TWOFER MURDER / giveaway
Oct 20  Leanne bookstagram – book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Oct 21 – Geaux Get Lit – audiobook review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Oct 21 – Duckfacekim09 – audiobook review of KILLER DEADLINE / giveaway
Oct 24 – Splashes of Joy – audiobook review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Oct 24 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of TWOFER MURDER / giveaway
Oct 24 – Faith and Books – audiobook review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Oct 25 – Amy’s Booket List – audiobook review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Oct 25 –
 Splashes of Joy – audiobook review of TWOFER MURDER / giveaway
Oct 26 – Cover Lover Book Review – audiobook review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Oct 26 – 
Liese’s Blog – books spotlight 
Oct 27 – Deborah-Zenha Adams – books spotlight / giveaway
Oct 27 – Books for Books – audiobook review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER
Oct 28 – Duckfacekim09 – audiobook review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Oct 28 – Books for Books – audiobook review of TWOFER MURDER

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The Disappearance of Trudy Solomon by Marcy McCreary + Giveaway

Join Us For This Tour From:  Oct 3 to Oct 21 
Book Details:

Book Title:  The Disappearance of Trudy Solomon by Marcy McCreary
CategoryAdult Fiction (18+), 400 pages
GenreMystery
Publisher: CamCat Books
Publication Date: September 2022.
Tour dates: Oct 3 to Oct 21
Content Rating: PG

Book Description:

In a family like that, you won’t need enemies.

In the waning days of the Catskills hotel era, Stanley and Rachel Roth, the owners of the Cuttman Hotel, were practically dynasty—third generation proprietors of a sprawling resort with a grand reputation. The glamorous and gregarious matriarch, Rachel. The cunning and successful businessman, Stan. Four beautiful children. A perfect family deserving of respect and loyalty. Or so it seemed.

​Fast forward forty years. The Roths have lost their clout. When skeletal remains are found on the side of the road, the disappearance of Trudy Solomon, a coffee shop waitress at the Cuttman in 1978, is reopened. Each member of the Roth family holds a clue to the case, but getting them to admit what they know will force Detective Susan Ford to face a family she’d hoped never to see again.

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Meet the Authors:

​Marcy McCreary worked for several years as a marketing and sales executive at various magazine publishing companies and content marketing agencies before turning to fiction writing. She is the author of The Disappearance of Trudy Solomon (CamCat Books). With two daughters and two step-daughters living in four different cities (Brooklyn, Nashville, Madison, Seattle), she spends a lot of time on airplanes crisscrossing the country. She lives in the beautiful coastal towns of Hull, MA and Nantucket, MA with her husband and black lab.

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


Tour Schedule:

Oct 3 – 
Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 4 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 5 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 6 – Hall Ways Blog – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 6 – Chit Chat with Charity – book spotlight / guest post / author interview / giveaway
Oct 7 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 7 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 7 – devanshi_joshi19 – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 11 – Liese’s Blog – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 11 – Books are a Blessing – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 12 – Celticlady’s Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 13 – Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 14 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 14 – Sefina Hawke Books – book spotlight
Oct 17 – Stephanie Jane– book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 18 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 19 – Mystery Review Crew – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 19 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 20 – The Obsessed Reader – book spotlight / giveaway
​Oct 21 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 21 – Books for Books – book spotlight
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Back to the Burgh and Beyond By C.S. McDonald

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Join us for this review tour from Oct 3 to Oct 28, 2022!

Book Details:

Book Title:  DOUBLE DOG DARE (The Owl’s Nest Mysteries) 
Author:  C.S. McDonald
Category:  Adult Fiction, 274 pages
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  McWriter Books
Release date:  May 2022
Content Rating:  G. C.S. McDonald’s books are appropriate for YA readers as well as adults–no bad language or sexual content.

 
Book Description:

That ornery, but oh, so handsome, charming, and somewhat, wayward angel, Detective Bobby Starr, has returned. This time, he’s back to fulfill his third and, hopefully, his final requirement to get into Saint Peter’s prestigious Guardian Angel Squad. This time, the usually reluctant time traveler, Alexa Owl, is ready to go back to the 1960’s to assist in solving one more long-ago murder. Why? Because if all goes well, she’ll be rid of the menacing angel once and for all. Except, an emergency jerks Alexa back to her own time, and to complicate matters, she’s got a tag-along. Can Bobby solve this last case without Alexa’s help? After all, she’s got her hands full with a life-or-death mystery in the twenty-first century!
 
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Through New Yorks Golden Door by H. Claude Shostal

Join Us For This Tour From Oct 4 to Oct 17
Book Details:

Book Title:  Through New York’s Golden Door: An American Journey by H. Claude Shostal
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 384 pages
GenreMemoir
Publisher: Mascot Books
Publication Date: Oct 4, 2022
Tour dates: Oct 4 to Oct 17
Content Rating: PG

Book Description:

​How did a sickly infant smuggled through France during the darkest days of World War II become a “Rockefeller guy,” grow into something approaching an elder statesman in New York’s civic community, and along the way amass a respectable portfolio of adventure travel? In H. Claude Shostal’s words: “Of one thing I am quite certain: my story could not have happened anywhere else.”

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Meet the Author:

​Claude Shostal was part of one of the few Jewish families who successfully made a hazardous escape from Nazi Europe in 1941. Even though they arrived in America penniless and in debt, his parents were able to create a good life that allowed their son to live out the American Dream. He has lived a rich life, with patches of heartbreak, but marked by far more excitement and fulfillment than despair or disappointment.


Tour Schedule:

Oct 4 – Literary Flits – book spotlight
Oct 4 
– Book Reviews by Linda Moore – book spotlight
Oct 5 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight
Oct 6 – Character Madness and Musings – book spotlight
Oct 6 – Book Corner News and Reviews – books spotlight
Oct 7 – fundinmental – book spotlight
Oct 11 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight
Oct 12 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight
Oct 13 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight
Oct 14 – Pick a Good Book – book spotlight
Oct 17 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Oct 5 
–  Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight 

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