Giveaway/Tour Perfectly Arranged by Linda George

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Perfectly Arranged
(Hopeful Hearts #1)
By Liana George
Genre: Christian Women’s Fiction
Paperback & ebook: 286 Pages
October 26, 2021 by Scrivenings Press

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Can Nicki risk letting go of her well-ordered life plans and embrace what God has perfectly arranged?

Short on clients and money, professional organizer Nicki Mayfield is hanging up her label maker. That is, until the eccentric socialite Katherine O’Connor offers Nicki one last job.

Working together, the pair discovers an unusual business card among Ms. O’Connor’s family belongings that leads them on a journey to China. There, the women embark on an adventure of faith and self-discovery as they uncovers secrets, truths, and ultimately, God’s perfectly arranged plan.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

I really like this story. Nicki Mayfield’s  professional organizer business is going under and she is in desperate need for a job the Keep her from moving in with her very unorganized, maybe hoarder mom. But when she get a callback from someone she has reached out to, she finds herself helping to organize a room for a most obnoxious woman. Which leads Nicki on an interesting journey she never saw coming.

Liana George does an outstanding job writing her first debut novel. With characters worming their way into our hearts, some quickly, some take a while, I thoroughly enjoyed the journey with Nicki and Ms. O’Connor, taking in all of the detailed descriptions of each scene. And I learned a thing or two in the process. I loved the trip to China with twists and turns and secrets unfolding, and the relationship between these two as it grew. There’s so much more to this lovely delightful read that you really need to read it for yourself to get the full impact of the story. The sweet element of faith throughout in the lives of the characters makes Perfectly Arranged even more enjoyable.

When I saw this book cover and the title, I was puzzled at what the book could be about, and I rarely read the back cover to a book so I wasn’t sure what to expect. After reading the story, I find that the title and cover fit perfectly with the story. I hope you will check out Perfectly Arranged by Laina George for a few hours of sweet entertainment!

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

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About the Author


“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

As a child, whenever anyone asked me that question, I always had 2 answers ready to offer: an author or a Wimbledon champion (that’s a tennis tournament, in case you didn’t know).

Although I never made it to a professional level of tennis stardom (or an amateur level for that matter; the best I could do was local tennis club play once or twice a week), I was able to realize my dream of becoming an author.

But it was a long time coming.

There were detours along the way – teaching elementary school, running children’s ministries, parenting and starting my own organizing business – as well as a few unexpected overseas adventures, but I finally put pencil to paper (yes, I’m old school) and used all my life experiences to write a story that I hoped would make a difference.

With the publication of my first book, Perfectly Arranged (Scrivenings Press, October 2021), I guess I’m finally grown up now and my dreams have come true.

However, now that I’ve reached adulthood I don’t plan on retiring. No, I think I’ll keep going … I have plenty of imaginary people and places to share with the world.

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Giveaway/Tour The Society of the Watchers By Scott Keen

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The Society of the Watchers
(Kilhaven #1)
By Scott Keen
Mystery, Middle Grade Fiction
Paperback & ebook,  227 Pages
July 24, 2021 by Scott Keen Books

The beasts came and destroyed our world. Kilhaven’s founders defended themselves, and for the past 150 years, the walls of this small village, where Jarvis Graye lives, have kept them out. This fall, though, something feels different. 13 year-old Jarvis is living his usual life, dreading school, cleaning up after pigeons at his courier apprenticeship, and trying not to humiliate himself in archery class. At least he’s got his best friend, and there’s even an interesting new girl around. But… the strange noises, the dead deer, now the missing boy – the clues are there that something sinister is afoot. Jarvis suspects his weird neighbor is to blame. But first, he must find proof. With Jarvis’s life and the safety of the village on the line, he and his friends race to uncover the truth and stop the one who is behind it all.

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“Exactly!” said Mrs. Bagley, quite excitedly. “It was named Black River after the river that cuts through our village. You see, when the beasts appeared, they brought down the country. Not just this one, either. Most, if not all of them in the world, fell. But there were a few people who lived here that had the foresight to do what others did not, and that is what saved them and this village. What was it they did? Does anyone know? I know you know, Ms. Townsley. Give someone else a chance. How about you, Mr. Graye? What saved this village from the same fate others experienced?”

Jarvis, caught unaware, stared back at Mrs. Bagley with widened eyes. He hemmed and hawed for a moment before guessing, “Was it the wall?” 

“Perfect!” exclaimed Mrs. Bagley. “The wall. You see while the automobiles and machines still worked, Harvey Gorge used them to begin constructing the wall that now surrounds Kilhaven. And that made all the difference. Yes, Ms. Alcott, do you have a question?”

“Do you know where the beasts came from?” asked Nan. “I asked my history teacher in Lockwood, but he said he had no idea. So, I was wondering if you knew anything about it.”

“There are a few theories out there,” said Mrs. Bagley. “In fact, in your later years, there is a class on this very topic. It discusses the theories of the beasts’ arrival. Not sure if they teach something like that in Lockwood or not. Of course, none of it is based on fact, for we simply don’t know. It is purely a philosophical class. But we will not be discussing that here, for this is a class based on things we can prove.”

Excerpted from The Society of the Watchers by Scott Keen, Copyright © 2021 by Scott Keen. Published by Scott Keen Books.


About the Author


Scott Keen is married and has five daughters. He graduated in 2006 with a Master of Fine Arts in Script & Screenwriting. He is also the author of three young adult novels: Scar of the Downers, Rise of the Branded, and War of the Downer King. He currently lives in New York.

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Tour and Giveaway for The Single Dad’s Holiday Match By Tanya Agler

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The Single Dad’s Holiday Match
(Smoky Mountain First Responders #1)
By Tanya Agler
Contemporary Romance, Sweet Romance
Paperback & ebook,  384 Pages
September 28, 2021 by Harlequin Heartwarming

‘Tis the season… For unexpected love! 

Officer Jonathan Maxwell is just as devoted to his job as he is to his two young daughters, leaving zero time for a social life. Until he meets Brooke Novak. The newly hired community center director is a single parent, too, and also part of his latest investigation. Jonathan needs Brooke’s help if he’s going to close his case by Thanksgiving…but she might be the biggest distraction from keeping his mind on his job.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Brooke Novak starts her new job in Hollydale  at the community center as the director, but she has her work cut out for her. The center is rundown and her job is to make it shine in the community again within six months. Things are not off to a good start, with officer Jonathan coming around so much in reference to a case he is working on. But then he is easy on the eyes and easy to talk to, so coming around could be a good thing.

I really did enjoy this sweet romance by Tanya Agler. I enjoyed watching the characters as they grew as the story unfolds. I quickly fell in love with Jonathan and Brooke and their personalities. And it was sweet watching how everyone supported Brooke so much as a new member of their community. There’s a bit of mystery going on here as well,  that kept officer Jonathan on his toes. The mystery will keep folks reading, but so will the romance. We have to find out all of the details with Jonathan and Brooke. And Tanya Agler does just that in this story. I love her attention to detail in describing the different scenes, and in the personalities of each character. I can’t wait to read what’s next from Agler. The Single Dad’s Holiday Match is the first book in her new series, Smoky Mountain First Responders. I love that the series is set in the quaint little town of Hollydale and we could see what was happening in the lives of former character from the first series. If you enjoy contemporary sweet Romances with a touch of mystery, you will love this one.

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

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About the Author

Tanya Agler is a write-at-home mom, wife, and beagle and bunny wrangler who writes sweet contemporary category romance, three of which have been published by Harlequin Heartwarming. She moved often as a child, attending twelve different schools before attending the University of Georgia where she received degrees in journalism and law.

She lives in Georgia with her wonderful husband and her four kids (Kath, MJ, Cupcake, and Chunk). She often talks about her new rescue beagle, Linus, on Twitter and Facebook. One of her favorite things to do is to curl up with a glass of iced tea and a dessert while watching a classic movie (think all the way back to Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, snappy dialogue, and shoulder pads).

She loves visiting new parts of the country while attending writers’ conferences.

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Giveaway & Review Tour Her Keeper’s Heart by Krystal M. Anderson

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Her Keeper’s Heart
(Keepers of the Light #14)
By Krystal M. Anderson
Historical Romance, Wholesome Romance
Paperback & ebook,  124 Pages
September 14, 2021 by Krystal M. Anderson

Living as the assistant keeper at the Puffin Point lighthouse for four years, Leonard Tarby admires everything about his coastal home: sweeping ocean seascapes, lush, tangled forests, and unobstructed views of the stars he enjoys charting. There was only one thing Leonard would change, and that is the absence of a loving bride by his side. Certain the only way to achieve that goal is to send for a bride through the mail, Leonard sits back to wait for her arrival, dreaming of a life of wedded bliss soon to come. The young lady is soon on her way to Puffin Point but goes missing en route. Is there foul play involved or did she simply get cold feet? Will Leonard ever have a bride of his own? Find out in this sweet historical romance full of dangers, intrigue, and love, all beneath the ever-watchful beam of a Pacific lighthouse.

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I love mail order Bride stories and I adore this sweet story because Leonard and Orissa were so excited to meet each other. But there are obstacles standing in the way and the journey was not easy. The characters were different flavors, there are the good ones readers will love and the bad ones that we cringe at. But they all blend together to give readers a wonderful story. I think Leonard’s love for his mail order bride is so sweet, despite the many twists and turns that got in his way.

I also love Lighthouse stories and the history behind them. I’m not sure I could live in a lighthouse, but I enjoyed learning more about the Puffin Point lighthouse as the author describes details of the lighthouse and how it works. And Orissa surely loved it and it was fun seeing their excitement as Leonard shows her around. Despite everything Orissa went through to get to Leonard, it was worth it for them in the end. I like the way author Kristal M. Anderson writes this story and weaves all of the good and bad together to come to an ending that is full of tension and also love. If you enjoy a sweet romance with a bit of suspense running through it, you will enjoy this one. It’s getting 4 stars from me.

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About the Author


Krystal M. Anderson is a Utah, USA native and a wife and mother of four young children. She spends her free time writing and riding horseback. Nothing makes her happier than being a wife and mother… but reading is a very close second.

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Cover Reveal for Happily Ever After By Cheryl Holt

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Happily Ever After
By Cheryl Holt
Coming SPRING 2022…

Happily Ever After
By Cheryl Holt
Historical Romance

CHERYL HOLT takes readers on a new and fun journey to the seashore, where she delivers another thrilling story of passion, drama, and love forevermore…

James Covington is an explorer who’s been away from England for years.  After a catastrophe at sea, he’s returned to find himself presumed deceased and his world completely changed.  He’s inherited the family’s earldom and is the new owner of the seaside resort town of Baywick, built to entertain the rich and glamorous of High Society.  But he’s weary and suffering quietly over his failed expedition.  He’d like to simply sail away to a spot where he can be alone with his tormented thoughts.

Miss Emily Shaw is a poor cousin with no dowry or prospects.  She’d like to marry and have a home of her own someday, but she can’t imagine how it would ever happen.  She’s accompanied her cousin to Baywick, where they will spend the summer, reveling as if they are wealthy ladies of leisure.

When Emily meets James, sparks fly and romance sizzles.  But he’s a handsome, dashing earl, and she realizes he would never stoop low enough to love her.  Yet she just might be the woman who could help him to live Happily Ever After…
 
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CHERYL HOLT is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon “Top 100” bestselling author who has published over sixty novels.

She’s also a lawyer and mom, and at age forty, with two babies at home, she started a new career as a commercial fiction writer. She’d hoped to be a suspense novelist, but couldn’t sell any of her manuscripts, so she ended up taking a detour into romance where she was stunned to discover that she has a knack for writing some of the world’s greatest love stories.

Her books have been released to wide acclaim, and she has won or been nominated for many national awards. She is considered to be one of the masters of the romance genre. For many years, she was hailed as “The Queen of Erotic Romance”, and she’s also revered as “The International Queen of Villains.” She is particularly proud to have been named “Best Storyteller of the Year” by the trade magazine Romantic Times BOOK Reviews.

She lives and writes in Hollywood, California, and she loves to hear from fans. Visit her website at http://www.cherylholt.com.

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Paint Me Fearless(Shady Gully #1)By Hallie Lee

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Paint Me Fearless
(Shady Gully #1)
By Hallie Lee
Christian Contemporary Fiction
Paperback, ebook & audiobook,  322 Pages
January 6, 2021 by WordCrafts Press
Although their petite appearances are strikingly similar, ROBIN and DESIREE (DESI) have little in common. When Desi moves to the small town of Shady Gully, Louisiana, the unpopular Robin feels diminished by the new girl’s notoriety.

But fate has other ideas, and as these two isolated girls are drawn together, a friendship born in high school evolves into a bond that promises to last a lifetime. Even as their paths diverge, and they clumsily marry and plow through raising families of their own, they remain true.

Even as they nurse their respective bruises, and carry their traumas from childhood into their own marriages, they always have each other’s backs. Even when a sordid secret from their past emerges to threaten their families, together…they remain a force to be reckoned with.

Until years later, when they’re enjoying the prime of their lives, a stunning rumor surfaces that threatens their lifelong connection. The allegation suggests that one has betrayed the other.

Truth? Lie? Does it matter? Sometimes just the hint of betrayal is enough to ruin a lifelong bond.

As their worlds collide, and old insecurities rise to the forefront, the layers of Desi and Robin’s legendary friendship begin to unravel.

Just when it seems they’ve lost everything, the truth brings them full circle…and in their brokenness they come to realize that there is only one true way to fill the emptiness inside, to quiet the lies…and to ultimately become…fearless.

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“Lee’s prose is fluid and full of personality.” –Kirkus Reviews

“A standout novel for contemporary women from all walks of life.” –Readers’ Favorite

“Novelist explores themes of faith and lies; betrayal and redemption; and the unfathomable value of friendship when everything falls apart.” –Wordcrafts Press

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Coach motioned for us to gather close and form a circle. “What do y’all say we raise up a little prayer?” Everyone grabbed a hand, and since Claire turned out to be a traitor, I was left with only Coach Becky’s hand to hold.

And apparently Ms. Albuquerque’s, because just like the water, it appeared without my asking. I wasn’t thrilled, but what could I do?

“Désireé,” Coach asked. “You want to lead us?”

“Ma’am? No, I…uh…that’s okay.”

The Blue Room got quiet.

“Go ahead now. Lead us in the Lord’s Prayer,” Coach Becky encouraged.

“Uh…um…” Silence.

Bowed heads popped up one by one. I noticed Dolly giving Kendra and Ashley the eye.

“I don’t…” mumbled Mix Match.

Claire made a face. “Come on. It’s about to start.”

Ms. Albuquerque’s hand trembled in mine.

“Come on. It’s the Our Father,” Dolly snapped. “Everybody knows it.”

A lengthy and painfully awkward hush filled the room.

“Coach,” Dolly said. “Just let me do it.”

I didn’t know what came over me. I couldn’t explain it.

Was it the snotty way the Bouncy girls reveled in the new girl’s pain? Or was it Mix Match’s damp, shaky hand in mine?

“We’ll do it together,” I whispered.

I lowered my head. “Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven—”

Eventually she mumbled after me, getting the hang of following my words. “Give us this day, our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil—”

As the prayer ended, her hand remained firm in mine. “For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever.”

“Amen,” everyone said.

The new girl looked at me. “Good luck, Robin.”

I smiled. “Good luck, Desi.” And I meant it.


About the Author


Born and raised in Louisiana, most of Hallie Lee’s screenplays and novels are set in the south. Inspired by a landscape rich with cantankerous, salt of the earth folks, Hallie’s characters tend to be dramatic, but kind, and quirky, but smarter than they appear.

A move to the creative community of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2005 gave her the opportunity to take up screenwriting. As her screenplays were recognized with awards and placements in various contests, she had the opportunity to learn from award winning talents like Kirk Ellis (The John Adams miniseries) and Ronnie Clemmer (A League of Their Own).

But alas, her heart is southern, and when she and her family made another move to Kentucky, it renewed her passion for writing novels. And southern story telling.

Paint Me Fearless is the first in The Shady Gully Series, a series which promises thought provoking, relatable journeys whose cast of characters tend to be ornery, but loveable.

It’s women’s literature. It’s book club fiction. It’s faith based. It’s Hallie Lee.

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Tour and Giveaway for Replaced Parts by Stephanie Hansen

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Replaced Parts
(Transformed Nexus #1)
By Stephanie Hansen
Science Fiction, Young Adult
Paperback, ebook & audiobook, 240 Pages
February 23, 2021 by Fire and Ice Young Adult Books

In the year 2163 a corrupt World Government controls everything on our planet and beyond.

Sixteen year-old Sierra has been so caught up in her own world of saving animal test subjects and her father’s disappearance, she hasn’t paid much attention. When she finally finds his location, she and her friend set off on a covert interplanetary mission to rescue him, she begins to see the corruption first hand.

Discovering that her father has been on the front lines secretly trying to save human test subjects inspires her to join a revolution. But she is afraid of the collateral damage of hurting the people she loves. Will she find the strength to make a deal with the mad scientist Cromwell to save not just her friends and family but everyone?

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After she’s gone, I look at my subject.

I shouldn’t be doing this, but I find the koala’s eyes drawing me in like a poli-magno crash about to happen. It’s impossible to turn away.

The Science Olympiad team’s going to put me on probation again, which stinks since they’re the only local, human friends I have.

Following protocol gets us nowhere, however.

Mom’s going to be agitated because this isn’t the first time I’ve broken the rules.

I guide the koala out of the cage, leaving her brothers inside. I have to shake off feelings of jealousy. I don’t have any siblings.

“Why ya look so sad?”

Uplifting experiments have given us animals who speak.

“Why do you look so sad, Eucarpo?”

The koala glances back at her brothers and then her eyes look up at me past her round, stub nose, and adorable ears. The sensation of an infant wrapping tiny fingers around mine envelops me. I can’t let them endure more unethical testing just so we can have the best DNA combination. I was okay with the testing when the purpose was to help those that were sick and it was beneficial to the koala species, but I can’t stomach testing these sweet things just for superficial reasons.

“Hate leaving ‘em behind.”

“They’re going after you if this works.”

“What ya mean, if?”

“Healing adaptation experiments have just begun.”

“But ya aced the test?”

“Well, yeah, but that was just practice. This is the first time I’ve used it on a living being. Don’t worry, it should all go as planned. I’m just being paranoid.”

It would be nice if I could stop blabbering when I’m nervous. Sometimes you just have to go for it and see where the cards fall. That was something my dad used to say. Before he disappeared, he used to tell me lots of things. He’s been gone almost a decade, but I might as well as have “Missing Dad” tattooed on my forehead.

“Ya paranoid? Ne’er!”

As she raises the fur above her eyes, I scratch behind her ear, and she leans into it like a bear scratching its back on a tree trunk. Her fur is soft as manufactured silk charmeuse.

“Ah yeah, right dere.”

“You sure you’re ready for this?”

“It gets us closer to freedom, so I been ready a long time.”

She takes another glance at her brothers, and I pick up the syringe with self-healing serum. I begin the sedation process as no one wants to be awake when artery lining fortifies, muscles pull with new agility, and brain tissue encases itself with a biting, thin metal sheet. Another reason I’m jealous of Eucarpo is that she responds to sedation, and I don’t.

As Eucarpo drifts into a peaceful sleep, I look out the school windows and see only the steel and glass of surrounding buildings. Their reflections mirror the sky. Today the unending blue gives the impression of being in the middle of the sea. On gray days, it’s as if I’ve been swallowed by thunderclouds. I can only imagine how green fields would look. People used to love the smell of fresh-cut grass. That was before an asteroid broke through the atmosphere damaging our ecosystem and killing all plants, causing our world to work together to save Earth and its remaining, limited vegetation. The only vegetation left is kept in guarded areas and labs.

Excerpted from Replaced Parts by Stephanie Hansen, Copyright © 2021 by Stephanie Hansen. Published by Fire and Ice Young Adult Books.

About the Author

Stephanie Hansen is a PenCraft Award Winning Author. Her short story, Break Time, and poetry has been featured in Mind’s Eye literary magazine. The Kansas Writers Association published her short story, Existing Forces, appointing her as a noted author. She has held a deep passion for writing since early childhood, but a brush with death caused her to allow it to grow. She’s part of an SCBWI critique group in Lawrence, KS and two local book clubs. She attends many writers’ conferences including the Writing Day Workshops, New York Pitch, Penned Con, New Letters, All Write Now, Show Me Writers Master Class, BEA, and Nebraska Writers Guild conference as well as Book Fairs and Comic-Cons. She is a member of the deaf and hard of hearing community.

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The Temple of the Exploding Head Omnibus by Ren Garcia

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The Temple of the Exploding Head Omnibus
(League of Elder)
By Ren Garcia
Science Fiction, Fantasy
Paperback & ebook,  1413 Pages
April 19, 2018 by Hydra Publishing

Three books in one:
The Dead Held Hands
The Machine
The Temple of the Exploding Head

Starfarers and explorers, the League settled on Kana thousands of years ago. They found it to be a paradise, a perfect, virtually uninhabited planet waiting just for them in the cradle of space.
Lovely Kana … it was too good to be true …

But, all was not as it seemed. Simmering beneath the ground was a demented god who had soaked Kana in blood for untold ages, luring in victims, lying to them, and rejoicing in their suffering as they died at the hands of his dark angels.

And there will be blood again … From his Temple in the ground, the Horned God stirs.
When Lord Kabyl of Blanchefort, a young man troubled by the weight of the world, dares give his heart to a girl from a mysterious ancient household, one that pre-dates the League itself, he comes to know the shadows of the past that hover over her.

He comes to know of the Horned God, and for love he is destined to face him. All roads lead to the Temple of the Exploding Head, a place of evil and death, rooted in the ancient past, but also tied to the distant future.

“We were evil once,” she said, “and the gods are still punishing us…”

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About the Author


Ren Garcia is a Science Fiction/Fantasy author and Texas native who grew up in western Ohio. He has been writing since before he could write, often scribbling alien lingo on any available wall or floor with assorted crayons. He attended The Ohio State University and majored in English Literature. Ren has been an avid lover of anything surreal since childhood, he also has a passion for caving, urban archeology and architecture.

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The Texas SEAL’s Surprise by Cari Lynn Webb

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The Texas SEAL’s Surprise
(Three Springs, Texas #1)
By Cari Lynn Webb
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 216 Pages
August 24, 2021 by Harlequin Heartwarming

New town…

New set of problems

Suddenly single—and pregnant—Abby James hopes Three Springs, Texas, will give her the fresh start she craves. But five minutes in and she’s already clashed with a former Navy SEAL on horseback. Wes Tanner might be devastatingly handsome, but Abby has no time for romance. Especially with a man intent on leaving town. Abby wants to plant some roots…and falling for the tempting Texan could upend all her plans!

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Trusting the Rancher with Christmas
(Three Springs, Texas #2)
By Cari Lynn Webb
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
October 26, 2021 by Harlequin Heartwarming

A visit for the holidays

Brings love for a lifetime

Cattle rancher Evan Bishop is desperate for Paige Palmer’s help. The veterinarian is in Three Springs for the holidays, but the single dad hopes she has time to save his ailing livestock. Paige is up for the challenge, though not quite up to resisting the cowboy’s rugged charm and his darling devotion to his little girl. Can Paige learn to trust the rancher before the countdown to Christmas ends?

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

Abby James is headed to small town Three Springs, Texas after she finds herself pregnant with a cheating boyfriend. Texas is where her cousin openes the store their grandparents owned, and seems the right place to be. But driving in a big rut on an off road and a flat tire wasn’t what she wanted. Neither was the handsome NAVY SEAL who came to her rescue on horseback. But Abby is happy to see her cousin and loves helping to get the old store up and running. If the NAVY SEAL didn’t show up everywhere she is.
I love Cari Lynn Webb’s books. I always know I am in for an amazing sweet clean read, and this one is no different. I love these characters and this small town, even if gossip does run rapid. I love the way people help each other whenever they need help. Webb does an excellent job of introducing new characters for this book and the beginning of a new season. I love her writing style and how she always keeps us readers turning the pages with her fabulous writing skills. I can’t wait for the next book in this series. If you love romance reads that are clean and enjoyable, this is a perfect book for you. I love that I can give this book Five Stars.
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Cari Lynn Webb lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted four-legged family members. She’s been blessed to see the power of true love in her grandparent’s 70 year marriage and her parent’s marriage of over 50 years. She knows love isn’t always sweet and perfect, it can be challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers. Visit her at her website.

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Tour and Giveaway for Coming Home to Mercy by Michelle De Bruin

 

 

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Coming Home to Mercy

 

(Coming Home Series #1)

 

By Michelle De Bruin
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 251 Pages
August 17, 2021 by Scrivenings Press LLC

A society woman leaves her comfortable lifestyle so that she can help her daughter adjust to the arrival of twin sons in a small town where the courageous doctor teaches her about taking risks.
 

Wealthy and sociable Margaret Millerson has always thought of her brother’s Chicago mansion as her home. But when she receives the telephone call that her daughter has given birth to twins three weeks ahead of the expected due date, Margaret must leave her comfortable home, her family, and her friends to travel out of state. While she is helping her daughter care for the infants, Margaret becomes reacquainted with the town’s doctor, Matthew Kaldenberg.
 
Dr. Matthew Kaldenberg stays busy caring for the health of the citizens of his small town. His profession offers him daily practice in defeating death, his greatest enemy. During the twenty years since losing his own wife and baby in childbirth, Matthew has saved his money for the purchase of a flying machine. But when Matthew takes Margaret for flights on his biplane, he learns that his dreams of rising above the griefs and losses of his past come with a cost. He doesn’t want to lose the trust of the people he cares about most, or the chance at a relationship with Margaret.
 
Both Matthew and Margaret must make difficult decisions to hold on to the love they have discovered. Will Matthew’s heart recover from sorrow? Will Margaret find her true home?
 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

Upon finding out her daughter and son in law just had twin boys, Margaret Millerson leaves the wealthy mansion of her brothers and goes to help take care of her grandsons. Surprisingly Margaret likes this small town, even thought there are no servants to do things for her. Instead, it is Margaret who gets up early to fix breakfast for everyone. She is also found cleaning house, doing laundry, taking care of two babies and she even helped Logan plant a garden. But when her time to go home rolls around, Margaret wants to stay and help. And even when another deadline to be there comes up, the good and handsome Dr. Matthew Kaldenberg finds put she’s leaving and instead, helps her find a place to stay. It seems this little quaint town of Oswell City is rubbing off on Margaret. Or could it be the handsome Dr and his love of flying planes? 

Michelle De Bruin creates a wonderful cast of characters, both living at Margaret’s brothers mansion and in the little town of Oswell City. As a reader you will grow to love this family and these characters. It was fun having the set of twin baby boys in the story and the interaction with those sweet babies. Logan was a sweetheart and especially special to Margaret. I’m mean would she plant a garden in one of her gowns for anyone else? 

And if you enjoy the early 1900’s era with the introduction to the automobile and the flying machines, you will especially be interested in this book. With the Shinny new Model T Ford and the Wright Biplane and, the good and handsome Dr  Matthew Kaldenberg flying the Biplane. It’s all very interesting and a must read if you are a fan. And if you are not so much, you are sure to find enjoy to keep your mind occupied otherwise. I encourage you to try this one out. I give Coming Home to Mercy Four Stars.

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After high school, Michelle received an Associate’s Degree in Office Management from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. She returned to the family farm and later married Tom De Bruin.

Tom and Michelle and their two teenage sons, Mark and John, live in Pella where Michelle works as the Spiritual Services Facilitator for Christian Opportunity Center. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and in Religion with a Christian Ministries emphasis from Central College in Pella, Iowa.

In 2015, Michelle began writing and joined the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) where she discovered that the stories she wrote for fun might actually amount to something. She finished her manuscript for Hope for Tomorrow and eventually found a home for it with a small publisher of Christian fiction.

Characters that bring to life the delights of farm and small town living, whispers of Dutch heritage, and Christian faith make Michelle’s stories distinct.

 

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The Secret Santa Project By Carol Ross

(Seasons of Alaska #8)

By Carol Ross

A gift he wasn’t expecting…

A special Christmas wish

Working with his best friend’s sister isn’t how Cricket Blackburn had planned to spend his holidays. He’d tried to forget about sweet, beautiful Hazel James for ten whole years and now she’s back, closer to him than ever. They have a Christmas charity to run—certainly that will keep Cricket’s mind off what might have been. Perhaps if he tells Santa his secrets, his ultimate wish might come true.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

The James family is a large family and Cricket added to them makes it even bigger. Living in Alaska, life is different with the big snows and the tours, ski resorts and all things cold and snow. And being close the Christmas, add in the Operation Christmas Project and it makes for a fun Christmas read.

This is such a fun book to read. I love all of the snow and Christmas stuff. And I really like Cricket. He’s had such a difficult life and struggling to fit in, even though the James family treats him like their own. It’s Hazel he wants, and he’s waited ten years for her, and still life is not so sure with her. Carol Ross does another fantastic job in writing this one. It is so much going on here in the book, I kept wondering how Ross thought of so much to tell, so much to add to the story. It’s beautifully written and with a Family of characters with a few extras added in, you are sure to want to grab this one and read it during the Christmas Holiday season. This is one you don’t want to let slip by you. This one is Five Stars for me!

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Seasons of Alaska
Book 1: Mountains Apart
Book 2: A Case for Forgiveness
Book 3: If Not for a Bee
Book 4: A Family Like Hannah’s
Book 5: Bachelor Remedy
Book 6: In the Doctor’s Arms
Book 7: Catching Mr. Right
Book 8: The Secret Santa Project

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The Cowgirl’s Sacrifice
(Hearts of Oklahoma #4)
By Tina Radcliffe
Inspirational Romance
Paperback & ebook,  224 Pages
July 27, 2021 by Love Inspired

This cowgirl has wandered back home…

Will she choose her past or her future?

Needing time to heal after a rodeo injury, Kate Rainbolt heads to her family ranch to accept the foreman job her brothers offered her months ago. But the position’s already been filled by her ex-boyfriend, Jess McNally, and the only open job reports to him. With Jess as her temporary boss—and turning into something more—might he finally convince Kate to put down roots?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Tina Radcliffe has been a favorite Love Inspired author for me for a good while. I love her sweet and clean Romances and I always enjoy reading them. And The Cowgirl’s Sacrifice is another amazing read by Radcliffe. How much fun can you get when Kate Rainbolt is home healing from a rodeo injury and the only job open she can have with her brothers reports to her ex-boyfriend. I love when exes are kind of forced to work together, it makes for an amazing read.

I love the small Oklahoma town of Rebel which Radcliffe created for this wonderful series, a town that would be such fun to live in. The character created by the author are phenomenal, I have enjoyed getting to know them better and now I’m so glad I could read Kate and Jess’s story. Though it does start out a bit touchy. Kate has been traveling with the rodeo for so long, being home is going to be strange, and even more with Jess McNally in the mix. I so much enjoyed the interactions between Kate and Jess as they worked together, and seeing their attractions grow. Even though I knew the ending, it was fun reading the way it happened. If you enjoy a good clean romance that can be pretty quickly read, you will love this one. A Cowgirl’s Sacrifice is Five Stars for me!

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A freelance writer for over twenty years, Tina Radcliffe is a Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers Honor Roll member, and a four-time ACFW Carol Award finalist. Her Harlequin novels have won the ACFW Carol Award, the Holt Medallion and appeared on the Publishers Weekly Bestseller list. Besides her novel-length fiction, and her independent publishing releases, Tina has sold over three dozen short stories to Woman’s World Magazine. A US Army Veteran, a former registered nurse, and library cataloger, Tina resides in Arizona, where she writes fun, heartwarming romance and cozy mysteries. Visit her on the web at https://www.tinaradcliffe.com/

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Love Blooms
(Bluestar Island #1)
By Jennifer Faye
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 284 Pages
April 13, 2021

“With the bloom of springtime flowers…
comes the opportunity for new beginnings.”

He’s an injured firefighter. She bakes the most delightful treats. When their worlds collide will the baker help heal the firefighter with a mix of blueberry muffins and her caring way?
The elegant baker, Hannah Bell, has always lived on Bluestar Island with her family. While still grieving for her father, who died in a fire, she focuses all of her energy on making her dream come true–opening her very own bakery. But when a broken water pipe washes away her carefully laid plans, she’s on the verge of losing everything.
New York firefighter Ethan Walker’s life is in a tailspin after he’s injured on-the-job. When an urgent call detours him to Bluestar Island, he agrees to help his lovable but meddlesome great-aunt. But organizing the island’s Spring Fling proves a lot harder than he originally imagined. He needs help…and fast.
Under the magic of Bluestar Island’s sea breeze and warm sunshine, Hannah and Ethan must not only face their immediate obstacles but also their own turning points in life. Will they have to do that alone? With a leap of faith and a dash of romance, they might just find the perfect mix to make their dreams come true.
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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

I love it when a book captures my attention within the first few pages and that is just what Love Blooms did. Ethan decides to go to Bluestar Island when his mom calls him about his aunt needing help. He has been to the island many times throughout the years and his aunt has been good to him, and after all, he just extended his leave from the fire department after a horrific accident placed him off from work. What can it hurt to go stay at the island for a while? But Ethan wasn’t expecting to meet Hannah there.
In Jennifer Faye’s usual style, she writes another amazing sweet story that will leaving you swooning for quite some time. I love her characters, especially Ethan and Hannah, and the supporting characters make up for a lot of fun in this story. I love Aunt Birdie, even though she is meddlesome! She brings so much fun and humor to the story I am glad Faye thought of creating her. The island is a place I would love to live. Small town, friendly people, the beach anytime you want to go. What’s not to like? If you enjoy a good summer beach read that will keep you laughing and having fun, this is an amazing read for you. Love Blooms by Jennifer Faye gets Five Stars from me!
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Tour and Giveaway for The Hotel by Pamela Kelley

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The Hotel
By Pamela Kelley
Women’s Fiction, Romance
Paperback & ebook, 270  Pages
June 8, 2021 by Piping Plover Press

Secrets and lies…at Nantucket’s most exclusive and glamorous, family-owned hotel.

The Whitley is Nantucket’s most exclusive waterfront hotel–a sprawling collection of pristine white cottages and an elegant main building on a long stretch of private, white sandy beach.

It’s a family owned business–brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts, all work there in various capacities.

Paula is happy in her back office accounting position. But changes are in store when her grandfather promotes her and fires her cousin–who then blames Paula.

Meanwhile, a blond romantic comedy superstar is hiding out at The Hotel for a few months. She meets Paula’s brother, a chef–who has no idea who she is–and she likes it that way.

Paula’s grandfather also hires a consultant to help her settle into her new role. But she isn’t sure what to think of David, who grew up on Nantucket but now lives in Manhattan.

He’s a brilliant consultant and will be assessing Paula’s suitability for the rol He’s also home for another reason, a difficult family issue that makes Manhattan seem very far away.

A new family saga from the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller author of The Nantucket Inn and The Restaurant.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

This is my first book of Pamela Kelly’s I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I love the Whitley Hotel and the Whitley family. This grandfather does an amazing job of keeping all of the family working in jobs they are capable of doing. This is why he gives his grandaughter Paula a promotion, because he knows she can do the job. And the cousin there is not doing such a good job.
I found it fun watching the family and they had their ups and downs, their friends that sometimes turned into more than friends. Ms. Kelley create a host of characters to pull this book off and she does a marvelous job of it. I like the grandfather best of course, but the Paula and David were my favorites. I love the attraction there, but neither would confirm it because they were so busy doing their jobs and both thought the other could be interested in then. Could they?
There were a lot if twists and turns. The arrival of a super well known actor brought its own flavor to the mix as well as a little romance to the plate. All in all, this is a very nice clean summer and beach read. If this is the genre you love, then it is a must for you to read. And if you are looking for an enjoyable summer read, I encourage you to pick this one up.
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Pamela M. Kelley is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of women’s fiction, family sagas, and suspense. Readers often describe her books as feel-good reads with people you’d want as friends.

She lives in a historic seaside town near Cape Cod and just south of Boston. She has always been an avid reader of women’s fiction, romance, mysteries, thrillers and cook books. There’s also a good chance you might get hungry when you read her books as she is a foodie, and occasionally shares a recipe or two.
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Tour and Giveaway for Bound by a Ring and a Secret by Jennifer Faye

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  • Bound by a Ring and a Secret
(Wedding Bells at Lake Como #1)
By Jennifer Faye
Contemporary Romance
Hardcover, Paperback & ebook, 175 Pages
May 25, 2021 by Harlequin Romance

A mistaken identity…
…a proposal that changes everything!

Photographer Gianna is done with men. Retreating to her villa on the shore of Lake Como, Gianna is stunned to find gorgeous Dario renting her house! When Dario is mistaken for her long-gone fiancé, they realize a fake engagement could solve problems for them both. Pretending to be in love should be easy, but what happens when very real feelings start to grow?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Gianna comes home from a Photographer shoot wanting nothing more than to relax and rest, but she wasn’t expecting to find a man in her house, and a handsome one at that. Dario rented a villa to be alone to finish his book and was surprised to find a woman in the house, no notice or anything. He has the house rented for another month and he wasn’t leaving. And then there’s Tito the dog. But then they finally come to a decision they can work with since it was all the realtors fault. They would stay out of each other’s way for a month and it will all be fine. But it wasn’t.

Bound by a Ring and a Secret is such a fun and enjoyable read by author Jennifer Faye. As always, the characters were well created and I enjoyed  their development as the story unfolds. Dario and Gianna didn’t handle things so well, resulting in even more problems for the two, and their growing attraction doesn’t help. Tito the dog doesn’t help the situation either by falling head over heels for Gianna and doesn’t understand when the two decide to go their separate ways. But never fear, Faye, and her excellent writing weaves the situations together and gives readers and ending that will Wow you back for more. If you enjoy a good sweet and clean romance, you will love Gianna and Dario’s story. Don’t miss put on this one.

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Black in Time
(Synesthesia Shift #2)
By Brynn Chapman
YA Historical Urban Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 143 Pages
April 6, 2021 by Burns and Lea Books
Patient Twenty-Nine, or Jane, is within reach of her heart’s desire: a home outside of Soothing Hills Asylum, where she has been raised.
 
Her sister Jules wants to take her in, and a man, Mason, is deeply in love with her and wants to care for her. But before Jane can leave, she must be examined by the Board of Lunacy. Jane is still hearing voices and songs from the cornfield outside the asylum, voices and songs that tell her what she must do, and that no one else can hear. So the Board may not allow her to leave.
 
But the asylum is becoming more and more dangerous. Its lead alienist, Dr. Frost, has disappeared, there have been frightening sightings of a woman in white, running through the corn at night, and perhaps worst of all: lobotomized women from the asylum are turning up pregnant.
 
Jane is desperate to get away and go to her new home. Mason and Jules only want to rescue Jane from the asylum.
 
But there is a complication: for Jane, the voice in the corn calls. And she must obey.

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Gentile arrives at the chair, his wizened hand lightly touching the halo.


The hair on the back of my neck rises. I understand the need for many of the asylum’s treatments—but this? I cannot come to terms with this idea, nor the outcomes I have thus far borne witness to. Electricity, fed through the chair’s halo, till life is extinguished.


“And how is Old Sparky today?” He speaks to the machine, patting it almost lovingly.


I shudder and bite my lip.


All words die in my throat.


As a boy, I watched our farm animals perish in a horrible barn fire. From that day, the sickeningly sweet smell of charred flesh is seemingly ever-embedded in my nostrils and mind.


Merely staring at “Old Sparky” not only revives this phantom smell but sends an instantaneous rise of bile up my esophagus.


“You do not approve,” Gentile says. It is not a question.


“No. This is one area of practice where we diverge. I… do not believe we should have the power to… snuff life. Not in this fashion.”


Gentile nods. “I am only in agreement in extreme circumstances. The chair was Frost’s, you know this.”


“Yes. But I was under the assumption we were here to discuss ablation. Not this… contraption.”


“Indeed. Walk with me, Jonathon.” He slips a periodical into my hands, the London Medical and Surgical Journal, where I assume I will read of his justifications for “Old Sparky.” Physicks are deluded in the sense that if words appear in a coherent, bound, and published fashion, they must be true and should be replicated.


I myself am a believer in problem-solving and experience.


I follow, just now noticing a huddled group of white coats, new alienists. Their faces are so fresh, they resemble excited schoolboys
rather than newly graduated interns from the College of Physicians and Surgeons.


“No. I sawr him. I’s tellin’ you, I sawr him!” a patient wails.

The young doctor dodges—but is not quick enough.


The young woman clutches and attaches to Dr. Pembleton’s lab coat, shaking him hard enough to send his horn-rimmed spectacles sliding to the end of his pointy nose.


Though her waist is buckled to the chair, the girl halves her body like a contortionist as Pembleton struggles backward, giving a valiant effort to disentangle himself.


I step forward, and all six young coats straighten in attention, parting like the sea for Moses to grant me passage.


I stand before her, bobbing and weaving with her darting gaze. “What is it, Wilhelmina? Whom have you seen?”


Her befuddled expression clears as her eyes fixate on me. She releases Pembleton, and he immediately retreats into the protective huddle of alienists as they close ranks. They circle him like a horde protecting an injured comrade.


“Oh, Dr. Grayjoy.” She grasps my hand, and I squeeze it in return. “I sawr him. IdidIdidIdid.”


I kneel before her. “Who? Who have you seen?”


Her face drains of remaining color, her eyes flicking left and right like an animal trapped.


She leans in, our heads nearly touching—I smell ripe urine and the rot of her teeth.


“Dr. Cloud. He has returned.”

 
 
 
 
 
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The Requiem Red
(Synesthesia Shift #1)
By Brynn Chapman
YA Historical Urban Fantasy
Hardcover, Paperback & ebook, 300 Pages
February 4, 2019 by Burns and Lea Books

Life for Patient 29 is full of medicated day dreams of a life outside the walls of Soothing Hills Asylum. But fantasies are not all that consume her. A monster roams the halls of the sanitarium she reluctantly calls home and three girls have been found dead. The dead girls share one common thread . . . each was 29’s cell mate. As the investigation gets under way, she retreats into her mind, listening to the voices that call to her. She is endowed with the cursed gift of perception. Through it, she hears messages carried upon the notes of music, discerns words hidden among the strokes of paintings, and minds pleadings for help from the corn field outside.

Could the key to the murders lie within 29’s broken mind? Mason, an orderly, does not see 29 as a lunatic and as his belief in her grows so does her self-confidence. The possibility of one day leaving the asylum seems less and less like a fantasy. But the monster has other plans for her. Leaving will not be so easy, at least not while she is alive.

 

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Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Brynn Chapman is the daughter of two teachers. Her writing reflects her passions: science, history and love—not necessarily in that order. In real life,  the geek gene runs strong in her family, as does the Asperger’s syndrome. Her writing reflects her experience as a pediatric therapist and her interactions with society’s downtrodden. In fiction, she’s a strong believer in underdogs and happily-ever-afters.  She also writes non-fiction and lectures on the subjects of autism and sensory integration and is a medical contributor to online journal The Age of Autism.

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A Marriage of Inconvenience

(Stop the Wedding! #3)

                            By Amy Vastine

Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 213 Pages
April 1, 2021 by Harlequin Heartwarming

She’s met the perfect man…
But he’s engaged!

Wedding planner Sophia Reed never imagined she’d meet her perfect man during a bank robbery. Evan Anderson is handsome and funny and makes Sophia believe in love at first sight. There’s only one small hitch—he’s engaged to someone else, and Sophia is planning his wedding! But Evan’s wedding is purely a business arrangement…and true love might just turn this almost-perfect wedding into a beautiful catastrophe!

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Stop the Wedding!
Book 1: A Bridesmaid to Remember
Book 2: His Brother’s Bride
Book 3: A Marriage of Inconvenience

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I have really come to love the Harlequin Heartwarming line of sweet and clean romance stories and A Marriage of Inconvenience is one of the best. Sometimes marriage of inconvenience works out, sometimes it does not. In this book, before the bride even got married there were problems! Sophia and Evan meet at a bank robbery of all places. But when Evan shows up for Sophia to plan his wedding, we’ll, so much for the love at first sight.

This was such a fun book to read. With all of the ins and outs, Twista and turns and everything else going on, it was for sure a story that kept me turning the pages. I had to get to the end fast to see how the story would turn out. This is the last book in Amy Vastine’s Stop That Wedding Series and I’m going to miss these fun reads. I enjoyed the characters in this book so much. Sophia was a feisty strong woman that could overcome whatever life hit her with, which was a good thing with the surprises in this book. I love her grandmother, and the firm foundation she brings to the story. I love the way Vastine weaves everything together to create a wonderful ending to the book and to the series. I will be looking for more from her in the future. This one gets a Five Stars from me.

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Amy Vastine has been plotting stories in her head for as long as she can remember. An eternal optimist, she studied social work, hoping to teach others how to find their silver lining. Now, she enjoys creating happily ever afters for all to read. Amy lives outside Chicago with her high school sweetheart husband, three teenagers who keep her on her toes, and their two sweet but mischievous pups.

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Tour and Giveaway for WoE Is Us by D. K. Doulos

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WoE Is Us
By D.K. Doulos
Christian Dystopian, YA, Sci-Fi
Paperback & ebook, 267 Pages
March 30, 2021 by Ambassador International

Lyrian Wallace was only ten years old when the Malevolence struck on October 10, 2056. She thought the next decade had numbed her to the grief, the death, the bots, and the daily struggle for survival. She lost her parents when they became Sleepers, but like everyone else, she had pieced together a new family. Lyrian was almost content when the Alliance began taking them . . .

The world always took things away from her. She could only live for today and never dared to hope for any heaven. But when her circumstances change, Lyrian must choose how she might live for both this life and the next.

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Tips for Surviving the Haunt

In the middle of the 21st century, the devastating Malevolence computer virus has left wide swaths of abandoned homes in the suburban rings around cities. These “Haunts” are stalked by crazed, zombie-like robots that violently attack humans. On most occasions, surviving humans tend to avoid venturing near Haunts. But, if you do need to undertake a mission into one of these dangerous areas (like the characters in my Christian dystopian novel “WoE Is Us”), here are some tips to help you make it out alive:

Tip #1: Travel after midnight. Yes, the Haunt is usually safer in the middle of the night. After ten years without maintenance, many of the bots lurking in the Haunt have batteries that no longer hold a charge. They rely upon solar power to operate and recharge during the day. By midnight, most bots have entered a suspended state to preserve energy and wait for morning. Though stumbling upon a sleeping bot in the midnight shadows of the Haunt may provide an unnerving surprise, it’s far safer than encountering the same waking bot in the daylight. NOTE: Some bots still have strong batteries, so don’t assume every bot you meet will be asleep.

Tip #2: Keep it quiet. Noise attracts bots, which can be problematic for traveling the Haunt. For example, using a gun to defend yourself in the Haunt could bring a hundred bots down on top of your location. Using specialized weaponry like lightning bugs (which fire special electrodes to overload the circuitry of bots to incapacitate them) is highly recommended. If necessary, using a large knife to sever critical components within the bot’s neck and torso can be an effective, if dangerous, option. If you must use a gun, flee the area after firing the weapon as quickly as possible. NOTE: Noise can also wake nearby sleeping bots.

Tip #3: Get in and out. Don’t stay long. Lingering in the Haunt will eventually prove disastrous.

Tip #4: Pray. Seriously. You can use all the help you can get!

By using the tips above, your visit to the Haunt near you has a fighting chance of success. To see how one group’s trip to the Haunt went, check out “WoE Is Us.”

About the Author

D.K. Doulos has written stories most of his life and is thankful he can use his talent in service to God. When he’s not writing, he enjoys going camping, impersonating a grill master, and watching college football. Between epic cross-country family road trips, he lives in Texas with his wife and four children. Find out more about D.K. on his website (www.dkdoulos.com).

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Tour and Giveaway for Three Makes a Family By Cari Lynn Webb

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Three Makes a Family
(City by the Bay Stories #7)
By Cari Lynn Webb
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 223 Pages
April 1, 2021 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Can love for a child…
Make them a family?

Lawyer Molly McKinney needs to be the best—now more than ever. Relocating to San Francisco means a chance to provide a stable income and home for her nine-month-old daughter. And defending former rival Drew Harrington against charges of witness tampering will boost her reputation. As they work to clear Drew’s name, their feelings grow. But does Molly have room in her life for love?

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City by the Bay Stories
Book 1: The Charm Offensive
Book 2: The Doctor’s Recovery
Book 3: Ava’s Prize
Book 4: Single Dad to the Rescue
Book 5: In Love by Christmas
Book 6: Her Surprise Engagement
Book 7: Three Makes a Family

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Drew leaned back against the couch and stared at their Santa photo. “This is still one of my favorite Thanksgivings ever.”

“Seriously?” Molly sipped her wine.

“It’s one of the few I didn’t spend with my nose in a law book the entire time,” Drew admitted.

Molly swirled her wine in her glass. “We were good that way, weren’t we?”

“What way?”

“We balanced the school and work with the fun,” she said. “Remember flag football.”

“And trivia nights.” He nudged her shoulder with his. “You always hated when you lost.”

“I still hate to lose.” She laughed and finished her wine. “I don’t miss those late-night burrito runs when we left the library after a study session.”

“Best burritos in town.” Drew touched his stomach. “You always ate half of mine even after you complained you weren’t hungry and didn’t even want a burrito.”

“It always looked better when you were eating it. I don’t know why.”

“Everything is better together.” Drew wanted to swallow those words but it was too late. They were already out. In the sudden quiet, he realized a truth. Things had been better with Molly in his life. What happened to us?

Drew cleared his throat. They’d been friends and grown apart. He wouldn’t mistake the gratitude and respect he felt for Molly now to be anything more than that. But his gaze returned to the picture and thoughts of Molly as something more rumbled inside his chest.

“I bet you never knew you were my only real friend.” Molly scooted into Drew’s side, set her head on his shoulder and traced her finger over the picture. “I’ve really missed you.”

He had to admit it. “I’ve missed you too.”

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Cari Lynn Webb lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted four-legged family members. She’s been blessed to see the power of true love in her grandparent’s 70 year marriage and her parent’s marriage of over 50 years. She knows love isn’t always sweet and perfect, it can be challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers. Visit her at her website.

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Tour and Giveaway for Mystic Invisible By Ryder Hunte Clancy

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Mystic Invisible By Ryder Hunte Clancy Young Adult Fantasy Paperback & ebook, 267 Pages March 17, 2021 by Winter Goose Publishing

Scotland. Where fantasy, mystery, and folklore abound. A place of untold stories and forgotten paths.

A place where legends run awry.

Fifteen-year-old Monte moves to the mystically jeopardized Highlands of Scotland and discovers that life as a Celtic wizard is anything but easy. Whisperings of abnormal enchantments and vicious cat siths grip the small town he now calls home. Fear is at the helm and the instigator is unknown. An indefinite moratorium on magic is enforced. In a race against darkness, Monte and his friends must choose who to trust before time runs out, even if it means breaking some rules and facing danger head on.

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Character Interview with Finn Cornelius Smith

Hello all! Today I’m sharing an excerpt of an interview I wrote between Finn and a well-meaning but rather clueless Norm (non-magical) journalist–poor fellow. Enjoy!

Greetings. This is Quill Jones of the Young Adventurer’s Gazette, Rocky Mountain USA Branch. Obtaining today’s interview was no easy feat. We traveled long and far to Ryder Hunte Clancy’s Land of True Enchantment, to Scotland the brave, a place abundant with adventure and mystery. Here we met Finn Cornelius Smith, a spritely young lad who isn’t afraid to answer a good question. We found Finn to be just as wild and majestic as the Scottish Highlands from which he hails. And we know you will too!

QUILL: Hello, Finn Cornelius. Thanks for sitting down with us today. I always like to start with a good ice breaker. What did you have for dinner last night?
FINN: Is my Nanny here?
QUILL: Your Nanny?
FINN: Aye, my Nanny, the old dear that brought me here.
QUILL: I think I saw her on the couch out front. But what does that have to do with what you had for dinner last night?
FINN: So…she’s in the house?
QUILL: Yes. Last I checked she was here.
FINN: On the couch?
QUILL: Correct. But it looked like she was, well, she was snoring.
FINN: Oh, okay. So, she’s asleep?
QUILL: I think it’s safe to say that, yes. She’s out for the count.
FINN: Right. That makes sense. It is her nap time, after all. Okay, I’ll tell you what we had for dinner last night. We had liver and parsnips.
QUILL: Liver and parsnips? That sounds…interesting. Did you like it?
FINN: Oi! Are you serious? I hate liver. But don’t tell my Nanny I said that. It’d probably upset her to know that I never eat it. You see, she thinks I do….she thinks that I like liver and parsnips.
QUILL: Oh, and how’s that?
FINN: I hide it in my napkin when she’s not looking, and then later, after she’s gone to bed, I take it out back and chuck it over the garden wall.Don’t let on that you know that, though. She gets the liver special from the butcher all the way in town. She’d skin me alive if she knew I wasn’t devouring every last bite.
QUILL: Don’t worry, I won’t tell her. It sounds like you really don’t like liver. Although at least it wasn’t haggis, right?

About the Author

Ryder Hunte Clancy has lived most of her life in the desert but her heart belongs to the sea; her happy place, where brine and mist abound and allusive waves caress expansive stretches of compacted sand. A tried and true stay-at-home mom, she has just as much trouble keeping up with her fictional, teenage characters as she does her three small children. Mystic Invisible is her debut novel, the inspiration of which was gleaned from her husband’s homeland of Scotland, where fantasy, mystery, and folklore are rich and hints of adventure linger around every corner.

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