Tour and Giveaway for Time to Shine by Jo Elliott

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History Village: Time to Shine (History Village #3) By Jo Elliott Christian Middle Grade/Lower YA Sci-Fi, Time Travel Paperback & ebook, 171 Pages September 10, 2020

Ally, Josh and Brendan are half siblings living in Australia who have a difficult situation to face at School and at home.  They have a special interest in the past as they have previously embarked on two time-travelling adventures with God’s divine help.

Once again they embark on their latest time-travelling adventure into first century, ancient Syria.  On the road to Damascus the children meet the frightening Commander who is on a mission to find and punish anyone who disagrees with his religious views.  The children must quickly learn who can be trusted in this dystopian Village as they push back against the darkness and look for the truth.  In time, the children learn that ordinary people with extraordinary faith in God can have a monumental impact throughout the generations.

With the help of biblical heroes of old, this coming of age story will help young people discover their own unique purpose and mission in life.  If you enjoy action-packed, suspenseful drama enveloped in cultural history, you are going to love “Time to Shine”.

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Time to shine is very different than most time travel books I have read. I have never read a book where the children are the ones that figured out how to travel back in time. This time it is three siblings, one I thought was quite young for the task. The three traveled back in time to the Biblical era and were quite knowledgeable of the era and Biblical details. I was kind of confused a bit about the traveling part, there should have been more details, and maybe it is in the first two books. I would highly recommend you read the series on order.

A few other things concerned me a bit. First, if a book is labeled Christian fiction, I don’t expect or appreciate the author using God and Christ in inappropriate ways. Nor do I expect the mom to act so inappropriately toward her children and, again using words that shouldn’t be in a Christian fiction. There is even modern slang when talking about the Bible characters.

I wanted to read Time to Shine to make sure it was appropriate for my nieces to read, and I am glad I did. Parents, teachers, don’t let middle grade or YA read this book. Adults, if you want to read it, ok. It is a pretty interesting book. But I wouldn’t subject to any child the behavior and language in this book. I will give this a a 3 star for the story, a one for the behavior and language. I’m sorry but I have to speak up for my middle grade and YA family.

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

Jo Elliott was born in Melbourne Australia, to Greek parents and has resided in the world’s greatest city all her life. She left a career in industrial relations to pursue her greatest love which is introducing children to God’s word. Joanna is married to Phillip Elliott, a devoted writer of fiction, and together they have traveled the world, opening their minds and their hearts to new peoples and languages. When she’s not plotting her next teen book, Jo is trying to learn Italian, and is tinkering with an old family piano (which requires urgent tuning!)

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Giveaway and Tour for Don’t Look In by Tom Saric

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Join us for this spotlight tour from Nov 9 to 20, 2020!

Book Details:

Book Title:  DON’T LOOK IN 
Author:  Tom Saric
CategoryAdult Fiction (18 +), 230 pages
Genre:  Thriller, Mystery
Publisher:  Severn River Publishing
Release date:  October, 2020
Content Rating:   PG-13 + M. No gratuitous sex, profanity or violence.

  Book Description:
 

A PSYCHIATRIST BECOMES PRIME SUSPECT IN THE MURDERS OF HIS PATIENTS IN A NEW THRILLER 


The patients of psychiatrist Gus Young are turning up dead in Tom Saric’s new thriller, DON’T LOOK IN (October 6, 2020; Severn River Publishing), and he is the main suspect.

Gus fled the big city to escape the shame, gossip and glares of his family, friends and colleagues after he tarnished his reputation. He ends up in a small, backwater rural town in Maine where no one will know him and he can start his life over. But someone is out to get him, and is framing him for the murders of his patients.

Wanda Flynn, the sexy town prostitute who is having an illicit affair with the married mayor, is demanding that he leave his wife for her. Her brother has just been released from jail after a ten-year sentence, and is back in town. It was Wanda’s testimony that was pivotal in sealing his conviction. Suddenly she is found dead, shot in the head in front of her apartment, shortly after she had unburdened her secrets, fears and desires to Gus Young. Because of patient-client confidentiality, Gus cannot reveal that she is his client, nor what she revealed to him, even if it will help to solve the murders, or clear his name as a suspect.

Then another patient, Ned, who is suffering from paranoia and is sure he knows the identity of Wanda’s killer, is found dead in his home after he had an altercation with Gus that left him bleeding on the floor. The police find bullets in both victims that match a rare gun, the Lee-Enfield No.4, which has mysteriously vanished from Gus’s basement. And they find Wanda’s turquoise necklace in his possession.

All the evidence point to Gus. He is the prime  suspect in the murders, but in order to protect his clients’ confidentiality, even after they are dead, Gust doesn’t reveal  information that can prove his —Over— innocence. Gus puts his own life in jeopardy in a desperate effort to clear his name and track down the real killer. When his estranged daughter comes to visit him, her life and the life of his trusted friend Sheila, are in jeopardy from the real killer who wants to do them harm. As a sinister plot unravels, Gus discovers a horrible secret about his past.

Tom Saric, who is a psychiatrist, packs his thriller with quirky characters: the  cross-dresser, the married couple who don’t enjoy sex, the psychopath who is a petty criminal, the town sex-worker, and a love interest, the tall beautiful blonde who shares his love of country music and is the first woman to show an interest in him after his messy divorce.

DON’T LOOK IN is the first in a series featuring psychiatrist Gus Young who  uses his acuity in understanding the human psyche to solve murders. Fans of the HBO series, In Treatment starring Gabriel Byrne, will relish the character of Gus Young as he solves murders using psychological, not forensic, evidence. 

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Don’t Look In is my first book by author Tom Saric. I enjoyed this fast-paced, action packed thriller. Gus Young just can’t keep himself out of trouble. It seems like everywhere he goes he runs straight into where the action is. Was he really the one murdering all of these people? Is someone setting him up? This is what kept me turning the pages, and fast I’ll say, because I am in a hurry to see what is really going on and who is definitely the one who is taking the lives of these people.

There are a lot of twists and turns here in this story, and just as I thought I knew who the culprit was, another twist turns up and I am back where I started. As it was, it was almost the ending before I had a clue as to whodunnit!! I was truly intrigued by this nail biting thriller that had me on the edge of my seat throughout most of this read. And this is just the first book in the series. Just imagine what we are in for in the nest book. If you love yourself a good thriller, make this one your choice!!

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

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Meet the Author:
 Tom Saric, a pseudonym, has been practicing psychiatry for ?? years. He has written several thrillers, including, Indicted, and Compromise. DON’T LOOK IN is the first in a series featuring psychiatrist Gus Young. Saric lives in Canada.

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 Nov 9 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
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Tour and Spotlight for Our Friendship Matters by Kimberly B. Jones

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Join us for this tour from Nov 11 to Dec 1, 2020!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Our Friendship Matters by Kimberly B. Jones
CategoryYA Fiction (Ages 13-17),  221 pages
GenreContemporary/Social Issues
PublisherRhetaskew Publishing Company, LLC
Release date:   October, 2020
Tour dates: Nov 11 to Dec 1, 2020
Content RatingRated G.




           

“Engaging and heartfelt. Our Friendship Matters opens and continues  much needed discussions for young people and their families. Read and  discuss!” Rita Williams-Garcia, NYT Bestselling Author

Book Description:

Leah and Sasha are 17-year-old friends who had been close to one another since elementary school, but as the summer approaches they find their friendship tested in ways they never anticipated. Following graduation, Sasha’s privileged life and perception of the world around her is suddenly altered when an old childhood friend persuades her to join in a campaign against an injustice after his best friend is killed by the police. But joining the protest has unforeseen consequences for Sasha, distancing her from Leah, who becomes jealous of Sasha’s new friends and finds herself on the opposing side, protesting alongside her group of new white friends. As the tension mounts between the two bitterly opposed factions, a tragedy strikes and threatens to make Sasha and Leah enemies. Can they find a way to resolve their differences, putting them to the side and learn to accept each other’s viewpoints? Or is their long friendship finished for good?
 
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•What inspired you to write Our Friendship Matters?

During the time of my mom passing, I needed to channel my feelings onto another surface. While in the hospital, she encouraged me to keep writing. Everything I do is for her. She always knew I had a passion for writing. When I returned home to Missouri the death of another African American was all over the news. I began stressing to my husband about all the police brutality that we have encountered year after year. I was fearing for his life, my son’s life, and both African American males. I wanted justice for all the people killed amongst the hands of a police officer and not just a slap on the wrist. In between the time of me mourning for my mom passing and angry from all the police brutality amongst African Americans, I had so many mixed feelings. So, I decided to write a novel and put all my feelings towards Our Friendship Matters. This was three years ago and it’s sad how we are still living this today in 2020.

• What was the most difficult part of writing the book?

The most difficult part of writing this book was using profanity. This was my first novel, so I wasn’t sure if I should use profanity for young adults or not. Then, I verified it with my editor, and she confirmed that it was okay, and I should say just what I meant. It’s not heavy profanity but something you would hear on a daily basis.

• What does being a successful author look like to you?

A successful author to me is expressing your concern in words across the nation so that you or a group can be heard and make change.

• Do you plan on writing more YA books in the future that tackle racial injustice and police brutality?

Oh yes. I am writing another novel that’s dealing with racial injustice and you can say that it does have a little police brutality but it’s coming from a southern point of view. 

• What’s the best and worst writing/publishing advice anyone ever gave to you?

I received some great advice from a NYT bestselling author. She encouraged me to stay open to stories. She told me that I will have a strong following and will not need anyone’s words on my cover and good things are coming. She gave me hope for the novel because in writing there is always discouragement. There is also room for growth and a way to become a better writer. I’m not no Stephen King, but I can become a writer just as good as him. There’s always room for improvement.

• If you can go back in time, where would you go?

That’s a great question because if I can go back in time I would go back to where my mom was healthy and do more with her. At times, I wish this was a thing that could happen but I do cherish all the memories we shared.

• In 5 words or less, what can readers expect from your book?

Races coming together for change.

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Meet the Author:

Kimberley B. Jones is a small country girl from St. George, SC. She followed her heart in college writing children books. Recently she decided to challenge herself and branch off to novels. She is your typical nomad who moves from place to place. Not by choice, but her husband serves in the military. She has a bachelors and masters in early childhood education. Kimberley is represented by Rhetaskew Publishing company and is best known for her debut novel, Our Friendship Matters. ​ When she is not writing, she is either thinking of another topic or reading. She loves writing , it gives her a chance to escape into another human character and express herself, other than being your typical mother and wife. If you don’t want to be on her bad side, then she needs her white chocolate mocha every morning. Some days Folgers breakfast blend coffee is okay.

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Nov 11 – Working Mommy journal – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 11 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Nov 11 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Nov 12 – Over Coffee Conversations – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 13 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 16 – Character Madness and Musings – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 17 – My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Nov 18 – Sadie’s Spotlight – book spotlight
Nov 19 – mama_and_the_bookworms – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 20 – Rajiv’s Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 23 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 24 – Library of Clean Reads – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 25 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 25 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 26 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 27 – Buried in Books – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Nov 30 – Books Tea Healthy Me – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
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Tour and Giveaway for Back to the Burgh and Beyond by C.S. McDonald

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Join us for this review tour from Nov 9 to 20, 2020!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Back to the Burgh and Beyond (The Owl’s Nest Mysteries) 
Author:  C.S. McDonald
Category:  Adult Fiction, 208 pages
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  McWriter Books
Release date:  Sep 10, 2020
Content Rating:  G. C.S. McDonald’s books are appropriate for YA readers as well as adults–no bad language or sexual content.

Book Description:
Meet Alexa Owl. She’s returned home to Pittsburgh after a divorce to start a new life and a new business, The Owl’s Nest Couturier Shoppe. Much to her surprise, she’s getting more than she ever bargained for: Detective Bobby Starr, and he’s no ordinary sleuth. Bobby is an angel who’s returned to Earth in hopes of earning his way into the Guardian Angel Squad. He’s been sent by none other than Saint Pete to acquire Alexa’s help to solve three cold case murders he left behind. Except, here’s the catch: he’s only been allotted four days to solve the first case! How in heaven’s name is she supposed to do that? Alexa is a professional seamstress—not a detective. Bobby insists the only way to solve the first case is to return to 1953, and Alexa’s not in love with that idea at all!

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After moving back to her hometown in Pittsburgh, Alexa meets the ghost of Detective Bobby Starr in her new apartment. Detective Starr is there to solve his wife’s murder but they had to take a trip back to the ’50’s to do it.

I love cozy mysteries, and this one is as intriguing and exciting as they come. There is a bit of time travel from now to back in the 1950’s, which was very interesting for me being I was born during that time. I always love going back to that era, though I was quite young. There are a lot of interesting characters as this story unfolds and these two try to find answers. There are some twists and turns to keep the story moving and more entertaining, as they drive Alexa to more determination to find who the killer is.

I really enjoyed this story. It is my first from author C. J. McDonald, and I sure look forward to more from this author in the future. If you love a good clean cozy mystery, I would highly recommend Back to the Burgh and Beyond! You will be delighted and intrigued by this story.

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: 

For twenty-six years C.S. McDonald’s life whirled around a song and a dance. Classically trained at Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School, The Pittsburgh Dance Alloy, and many others, she became a professional dancer and choreographer. During that time, she choreographed many musicals and an opera for the Pittsburgh Savoyards. In 2011 she retired from her dance career to write. Under her real name, Cindy McDonald, she writes murder-suspense and romantic suspense novels. In 2014 she added the pen name, C.S. McDonald, to write children’s books for her grandchildren. In 2016 she added the Fiona Quinn Mysteries to that expansion. She decided to write the cozy mystery series that everyone, including teens and tweens, can read and enjoy. Presently, the Fiona  Quinn Mysteries nine books with a tenth slated for 2021. The books are also available on audio, narrated by Maren Swenson Waxenberg. Cindy’s newest venture is The Owl’s Nest Mysteries. Once again, she has set her cozy mystery in Pittsburgh. The female protagonist, Alexa Owl, is much different from Fiona Quinn. The Owl’s Next Mysteries has a little grit, a little time travel, a little romance, and a whole lot of cozy! Ms. McDonald resides on her Thoroughbred farm known as Fly by Night Stables near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Bill, and her poorly behaved Cocker Spaniel, Allister.

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Nov 9 – Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway
Nov 9 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Nov 10 – mowgliwithabook – book review
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Nov 13 – Books and Zebras @jypsylynn – book review / giveaway
Nov 16 – Lisa-Queen of Random – book review / giveaway
Nov 17 – Hall Ways Blog – book review / giveaway
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Giveaway and Tour for Holidays, Inc by Rachelle Paige Campbell

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Holiday’s, Inc.

By Rachelle Paige Campbell

Contemporary Romance

Paperback & ebook, 260 Pages

November 4, 2020 by The Wild Rose Press, Inc.

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Former child actress, Danielle “Dani” Winter, left Hollywood to transform an old cinema into a dinner theater, seeing the project as her chance to take control of her future. The middle-of-nowhere location in Wisconsin is a perfect escape from backstabbing celebrity friends. The smalltown welcomes her help with open arms, but one man questions her plan.After unsuccessful writing stints on both coasts, Paul Howell returns home to New Hope. He’s shocked to discover that his sister has sold the family business to a beautiful woman. With the encouragement of his neighbors, he reluctantly agrees to write Dani’s next musical.Working together, they discover more similarities than differences and grow close. When Dani’s former best friend and America’s sweetheart, Kara Kensington arrives, their blossoming relationship is threatened in more ways than one.(Affiliate links included.)Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book

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I love this sweet clever small town romance, and I have always loved a hate turned love relationship in characters. There is usually much tension and not so nice conversations among the characters at first as well. All things I love in a quirky Romance novel.

Dani and Paul got off on the wrong foot from the beginning. Paul so determined Dani would never make a go of the old theater, but he didn’t quite know the feisty Dani. It’s when they started working together on a show that the attraction started, but there were twists and turns that will have you biting your nails to find out what really happens.

I love being able to read lots of Christmas books as the Christmas holiday grows near, and I am so thankful that Prism Book Tours have had so many to offer us! I love this sweet story, and I love love the cover of this book. I only have the ebook but I am wanting to get the print as well. Just to be able to lay it out during Christmas with my other Christmas books.

If you are in for some Christmas reads, this is a great one to choose. Check it out, purchase you a copy, grab a warm blanket and cup of coffee or hot chocolate and you are ready for a few hours of reading Holidays, Inc.

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 AuthorRachelle Paige Campbell writes contemporary romance filled with heart and hope. No matter the location—big city, small town, or European kingdom—her feel-good stories always end witha happily ever after. She’s grateful for the support of her family, her robot floor cleaner, and her reluctant writing partner (her dog).Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Tour and Giveaway for Miss Fanshawe’s Fortune by Linore Rose Burkard

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About the Book

Book: Miss Fanshawe’s Fortune

Author: Linore Rose Burkard

Genre: Sweet and Clean Historical Romance (regency)

Release Date: September 8, 2020

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Miss Frances Fanshawe’s past is shrouded in mystery. Raised genteelly by her mother in the knowledge she is heir to a fortune, she is forced to question everything after her mother dies and leaves her with only a single clue to the money. Unless she can locate her father or otherwise prove her heritage, not only the fortune but her very respectability is at stake.

In line for a baronetcy, Sebastian Arundell has no time for sorting out questionable tangles for young women with dubious histories. No matter if they are young, appealing, and have ridiculously large chocolate eyes to melt a man’s heart. But when it becomes apparent that other people are after Frannie’s supposed fortune, he is drawn to investigate. As the search deepens, Frannie falls in love with handsome, proper Sebastian. But if it only proves what he suspects—that she’s an illegitimate pauper—will all hope to win his heart be lost?

I have always enjoyed Regency romance and this story provided that and much more. There is a bit of a mystery in this one, surrounding Miss Frances Fanshawe and money she was to inherit from her mother. And Sebastian was there to the rescue her and help her out. I love the chemistry between these two and I sure did enjoy the two as the story unfolds and their characters grow stronger.

Author Linore Rose Burkard writes another really nice clean romance for her readers. I wish I could have seen a little more faith running through the story, it would made it more realistic for a Christian fiction. But it is a delightful read and I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a nice clean historical romance read. I highly encourage you to check this one out. I give this one a Four Stars!

And I just have to throw in, my favorite colors are blue and teal. I love anything that has those colors, including this beautiful book cover. I only wish I could have a print copy so I can see it laying around on my table! For the one responsible for this cover, this one is amazingly beautiful.

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

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Linore Rose Burkard is a serious watcher of period films, a Janeite, and hopeless romantic. An award winning author best known for Inspirational Regency Romance, her first book opened the genre for the CBA. Besides historical romance, Linore writes YA contemporary suspense and contemporary romance. Linore has a magna cum laude English Lit. degree from CUNY which she earned while taking herself far too seriously. She now resides in Ohio with her husband and family, where she turns her youthful angst into character or humor-driven plots.

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Introduction:

Today we have a multi-published author with us, Linore Rose Burkard. She writes “Romance to warm the Heart, Fiction to Stir the Soul.”  Linore’s first novel, an Inspirational Regency Romance, was actually the first of its kind and opened the genre for the CBA.  Linore, welcome. Please tell us more about yourself as a writer.  I understand  you feel very purpose-driven in you  vocation.

Linore:  I do.  Newer writers usually say their purpose is to write  whatever specific book they’re working on. But I believe our purpose goes deeper than that, deeper than any single book. My purpose—which  some may consider a humble calling—is to write smart, well-researched romance infused with humor that literally warms the heart. My readers close my romance novels with a smile and the feeling—at least for a few minutes—that all is right with the world.

  1. When did you realize that was your purpose?

A writer needs to be humble enough to accept what their giftings are.   I had to accept that I wasn’t going to write the next ‘great American novel.’ I wasn’t going to be a Hemingway.   Having been schooled in the classics, both British and American, writing inspirational romance seems lightweight.  Georgette Heyer, a writer I greatly admire, once said she ought to be shot for what she writes! Because there’s this perception among the literati that romance literature is less than respectable. But I’ve learned that heartwarming romance is worthy in itself, whether it is overtly evangelistic or not, and whether English professors would agree or not.  Readers have written to me with such gratitude that it showed me that what I write is no less valuable –to those who will be blessed by it—than the classics.

  1. How did you get started?

I’ve been an avid reader all my life and was always was drawn to write, even as a child. But I saw a need for something specific that wasn’t out there—Regency Romance that included a Christian worldview.  I wanted to read that book, but it didn’t exist.  So that’s what I started out writing. My first three novels   with Harvest House were Inspirational Regencies. The genre since then has grown by leaps and bounds, which I think is great.

  1. Would you like to give a tip for writers?

It’s important to write the book on your heart, not the one you think you should write because it will make money, or because it’s what people want.  A lot of gurus are out there saying you should research the audience before putting pen to paper to make sure your book will be marketable.  Well, there is some truth in that—if you write a book about some obscure dog breed that only 200 people own, you’re not gonna have  a bestseller. But there’s a big danger in that method, too. The book on your heart, the story that won’t go away, is most likely the one that will help point you to your purpose in writing; and it will be the one that resonates with readers.

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Ashley’s Bookshelf, October 29

Labor Not in Vain, October 29

Inklings and notions, October 30

Heidi and Books, October 30

For Him and My Family, October 31

Mary Hake, October 31

She Lives To Read, November 1

KarenSueHadley, November 1

Locks, Hooks and Books, November 2

Remembrancy, November 2

Connie’s History Classroom, November 3

Artistic Nobody, November 3 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, November 4

Betti Mace, November 4

Sara Jane Jacobs, November 5

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, November 5

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, November 6

Blossoms and Blessings, November 6

Simple Harvest Reads, November 7 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Romances of the Cross, November 7

Splashes of Joy, November 8

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, November 8

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Linore is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!

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Tour and Giveaway for Songs of Sugar Sands by Debra Coleman Jeter

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Song of Sugar Sands

About the Book

Book: Song of Sugar Sands

Author: Debra Coleman Jeter

Genre: Christian Romance

Release Date: August 21, 2019

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Award-winning book that recently earned acclaim from the prestigious 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards!

Acadia Powers knows herself to be too selfish, too sinful, and too skeptical in her faith to marry a preacher. And yet she does. God truly does work in a mysterious way. Acadia nearly lost her faith at an early age due to what she saw as the hypocrisy of her parents’ generation. In college—where the novel begins—she meets and falls in love with Peter O’Neil, who is fervent in his faith and wants to share the good news with the world. Can she reach deep enough inside, or beyond herself, to find what she needs to keep on trying, or has she made too many mistakes already?

I so much enjoyed this second book in the Sugar Sands Series. Song of Sugar Sands is Acadia and Peter’s story. The two met in college, each wanting to share their faith. The two have struggles dealing with every day life, and strive to overcome them. Especially Acadia, she feels she has done to many bad things to actually be a pastor’s wife, and Peter is determined to share his faith with the world.

This story has some sweet characters, Acadia being my favorite! I enjoyed watching their lives as they grew in their walk with the Lord and their love for each other. This is truly a sweet and clean Romance that those enjoying a good Romance will want to read. In addition to the Romance, you will find encouragement, forgiveness and learning how to freely love those who love you! This one gets a Four 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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About the Author

Debra Jeter

Jeter is thrilled her most recent novel, Song of Sugar Sands, has received acclaim as a Finalist in the Christian Fiction category of the 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. A Professor Emerita at Vanderbilt University, Debra Coleman Jeter has published in popular magazines, including Working Woman, New Woman, Self, Home Life, SavvyChristian Woman, and American Baby. Her first novel, The Ticket, was a finalist in two categories for a Selah Award. Her short story, “Recovery,” won first prize in a competition sponsored by Christian Woman; and her book “Pshaw, It’s Me Grandson” was a finalist in the USA Book News Awards. She is a co-writer of the screenplay for Jess + Moss, a feature film which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, screened at nearly forty film festivals around the world, and captured several international awards.

She loves to be in the water—whether snorkeling, water skiing, boogie boarding, or just floating around—which may explain the setting for her newest series. Her family suspects her of being selkie. The Sugar Sands novels are set in a small beach community in LA (lower Alabama). Each book in the series stands alone.

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I’m thrilled that Song of Sugar Sands earned recent acclaim by being named a Finalist in the 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the category “Christian Fiction.”

Although I’ve always been someone who seeks a higher power (and feels such a presence in my life), I’m also a person who struggles with doubts: doubts about churches, denominations, religion, and myself.  So I decided to put a character with these kinds of doubts (Acadia) in a relationship with a man of such a deep faith he feels compelled to share his faith with everyone he encounters (Peter).

Song of Sugar Sands is a novel about—in the words of William Faulkner—the human heart in conflict with itself. Who hasn’t, at least occasionally, struggled with doubts about her faith in God or about God’s personal interest in her life? Also, relationships are difficult at their best, but particularly so when the individuals have differing views on faith. Still, there is hope. Song of Sugar Sands tells the journey of Acadia’s relationship with Peter and of her path toward deeper faith.

Inspiration for characters: My daughter, like Acadia, went to Pepperdine University. She met her husband, Jared, in California. Jared’s father and brother were both ministers, but Jared had no interest in this career path. I decided it would be more interesting to make Peter O’Neil the opposite—the first man of faith in his family, while Acadia struggles with her faith. In the novel, Beatrice Wood is a widow who befriends Acadia and helps her through a difficult time. Beatrice is based loosely on a friend of mine from church, who mourned the passing of her husband even as she became a strong business woman. The character Sybil was inspired by one of my former students.

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 27

Batya’s Bits, October 27

Texas Book-aholic, October 28

Inklings and notions, October 29

Captive Dreams Window, October 29

For Him and My Family, October 30

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 31

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, November 1

Artistic Nobody, November 2 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

lakesidelivingsite, November 2

Ashley’s Bookshelf, November 3

Sara Jane Jacobs, November 4

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, November 5

Simple Harvest Reads, November 6 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

deb’s Book Review, November 6

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, November 7

Splashes of Joy, November 8

Godly Book Reviews, November 9

CarpeDiem, November 9

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Debra is giving away the grand prize package of a $20 Starbucks gift card and a signed copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Giveaway and Tour for The Red Ribbon by Pepper Basham

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About the Book

Book: The Red Ribbon

Author: Pepper Basham

Genre: Christian historical/suspense

Release Date: October, 2020

Red Ribbon

An Appalachian Feud Blows Up in 1912

Book 8 in the True Colors series—Fiction Based on Strange-But True History

In Carroll County, a corn shucking is the social event of the season, until a mischievous kiss leads to one of the biggest tragedies in Virginia history. Ava Burcham isn’t your typical Blue Ridge Mountain girl. She has a bad habit of courtin’ trouble, and her curiosity has opened a rift in the middle of a feud between politicians and would-be outlaws, the Allen family. Ava’s tenacious desire to find a story worth reporting may land her and her best friend, Jeremiah Sutphin, into more trouble than either of them planned. The end result? The Hillsville Courthouse Massacre of 1912.

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I love Pepper Basham’s books and was thrilled she wrote a book for Barbour Publishing series True Colors. All if these books are based on true stories. The Red Ribbon was written in the Carroll County, Fancy Gap area. I guess it is just what happened there, but when I am in the area, I still feel like it’s sort of a rough county to live in. And as always, it is so much fun reading a book set in places I know well.

Ms. Basham does an outstanding job creating the cast of characters that tell their story so well. I like Ava, and felt bad for her because I understand what was driving her, but if she would have listen to Jeremiah, well things would have been different. And maybe the Courthouse Massacre of 1912 would never have happened? But no one will ever know. I did enjoy reading this, and the historical events that the author so vividly describes here are the way I have always heard the story told. I vaguely remember my grandparents talking about this, but not much. I guess it was so horrific, no one wanted to be reminded. And Jeremiah, he was a sweetheart. I wanted to scream at Ava to pay attention to this sweet man!! Couldn’t she see how he felt about her??

If you read this and you are from this area in Virginia, I highly recommend you read it. And if you are a historical fiction buff, you will love one too. Thanks to author Pepper Basham for writing such an amazing 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.

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About the Author

PepperBasham

Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes romance peppered with grace and humor. She’s a native of the Blue Ridge Mountains where her family have lived for generations. She’s the mom of five kids, speech-pathologist to about fifty more, lover of chocolate, jazz, and Jesus, and proud AlleyCat over at the award winning Writer’s Alley blog. Her debut historical romance novel, The Thorn Bearer, released in April 2015, and the second in February 2016. Her first contemporary romance debuted in April 2016.

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Feuds, Moonshine, and Family Loyalties by Pepper Basham

My upcoming release for Barbour’s True Colors series is really close to my heart…and pretty close to my house.

The Red Ribbon, my first foray into a historical suspense novel, takes place in the county where I grew up. Carroll County, Virginia, is a county on the border of Virginia and North Carolina, not too far from Mt. Airy (Mayberry).  Nestled in the foothills and mountains of the Blue Ridge, it is a part of the Appalachian Mountains, and with that comes similar histories as other backwoods Appalachian communities: feuds, moonshine, and family loyalties.

One thing I love most about my Appalachian upbringing is the intense closeness of family – and when I say ‘family’ I mean, of course, my mom, dad, and brother, but also my aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents…the whole “gang”, as my granny used to say.

The closeness of family, and the protection of the family name, is a big deal in Appalachia. There’s a lot of pride in the way your ‘name’ is thought of throughout the community, so when someone insults your name, there’s a good chance the repercussions aren’t going to be pleasant. Especially back in the early 1900s, when The Red Ribbon takes place. In fact, insulting someone by “stealing a kiss” is one of the events that leads to The Hillsville Courthouse Massacre/Tragedy.

A long-time feud between the Allen family and the “Courthouse Clan” came to a head inside the Hillsville Courthouse in March 1912 and this event resulted in the largest shootout within a courthouse in Virginia history. The story followed with a nationwide manhunt and made national news until the sinking of the Titanic the following month.

Growing up in Carroll County, I knew a few things about this story. Rumors and whispers, really. Most folks didn’t talk about it because it still caused a stir among those who were descendants (because another thing about Appalachia is that families tend to stay on or around family land for generations). People still took “sides”. So, when I decided to write this book, I knew I was stepping into precarious territory. Not that anyone would start up a shootout nowadays because of a book, but because people still have some deep feelings about how their ancestors are portrayed in history, and since many of my family members still live in Carroll County, I wanted to tread carefully into the events of “The Allen Tragedy”.

What I discovered was a story that still held a whole lot of mystery even one hundred years later. Bullet holes still mark the courthouse steps from that fateful day, rumors still circulate about who was to blame, and no one knows who fired the first gunshot that began the tragic shooting.

I’m not a “scary” book writer or reader, but I love a good adventure, so this book takes the reader on an adventure into Appalachia to my neck of the woods, and follows the journey of Ava Burcham and Jeremiah Sutphin as they live among the illegal moonshiners, dirty cops, and mountain gunslingers of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

(To learn more about the true events of the Courthouse Tragedy, you can read about it here: https://roanoke.com/news/virginia/the-courthouse-tragedy-gunfight-in-hillsville-in-1912/article_45d0d7f3-6e1f-57c4-83be-fceb3d98dafd.html)

Have you ever read a book set in Appalachia? If so, what was the title and what did you learn about the Appalachian culture? Have you ever visited the Blue Ridge Mountains?

Let’s chat mountain people, mountain ways, and mountain books 😊

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 29

Fiction Aficionado, October 29

deb’s Book Review, October 29

Blossoms and Blessings, October 29

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, October 30

Texas Book-aholic, October 30

Blogging With Carol, October 30

Inklings and notions, October 31

Emily Yager, October 31

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, October 31

Hallie Reads, October 31

For Him and My Family, November 1

reviewingbooksplusmore, November 1

Christian Bookaholic, November 1

Betti Mace, November 2

Genesis 5020, November 2

For the Love of Literature, November 2

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess , November 2

Rebecca Tews, November 3

Robin’s Nest, November 3

Locks, Hooks and Books, November 3

Connect in Fiction, November 4

Older & Smarter?, November 4

To Everything There Is A Season, November 4

Artistic Nobody, November 4 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

21st Century Keeper at Home, November 5

By The Book, November 5

Remembrancy, November 5

Ashley’s Bookshelf, November 6

Britt Reads Fiction, November 6

Life of Literature, November 6

Connie’s History Classroom, November 7

Splashes of Joy, November 7

Book Bites, Bee Stings, & Butterfly Kisses, November 7

A Reader’s Brain, November 8

Sara Jane Jacobs, November 8

Through the Fire Blogs, November 8

Godly Book Reviews, November 8

Melissa Wardwell’s Back Porch Reads, November 9

Bigreadersite, November 9

Where Faith and books Meet, November 9

Books I’ve Read, November 10

Just the Write Escape, November 10

Adventures of a Travelers Life, November 10

Amanda Tero, blog, November 11

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, November 11

Pause for Tales, November 11

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Pepper is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Grand Finale for The Cowboy’s Holiday Bride by Cathy McDavid

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On Tour with Prism Book Tours

We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops you’ll find snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below:

Launch – Note from the Author

I’m so excited for the release of THE COWBOY’S HOLIDAY BRIDE, book one in my news series Wishing Well Springs. All four of the books in the series are very — and I stress very — loosely inspired by a different popular rom com movie. . .

Baroness’ Book Trove – Review

The Cowboy’s Holiday Bride by Cathy McDavid is a sweet holiday romance that is so entertaining. I loved Ms. McDavid’s approach with this one and how it is truly an enlightening tale. Wishing Well Springs is a nice Western-themed wedding destination, or I would think even going for a Western event would be cool. I am giving this book four stars and recommending it to everyone that likes these types of books.”

Andi’s Book Reviews – Review

“This book gave me that warm and fuzzy feeling right out of the gate and helped to keep me warm even as the early snow was blustering outside my window. I’m now completely in the holiday romance mood and want more! And I am very much looking forward to future installments in this sweet romantic series.”

Reading Is My SuperPower – Review

“Sweet, swoony and smile-inducing, The Cowboy’s Holiday Bride is a must-read for fans of small town holiday romances. From the completely charming wedding venue to the magic of the Christmas season, readers will fall in love with Wishing Well Springs even while they are falling for the characters too. Cash and Phoebe bring out the best – and the worst – in each other, allowing for fun banter/bickering and delightfully romantic moments. Eager to read the next book and catch up with Cash, Phoebe, and Laurel too!”

EmpowerMoms – Review

“This was a sweet, fun to read, holiday twist of the classic “The Christmas Carol” story. I love heartwarming Harlequin books because they are clean, easy to read, entertaining and a great escape from real life. . . . Lots of laughs and holiday spirit in this entertaining story. I really enjoyed it!”

Christy’s Cozy Corners – Excerpt

No one in their right mind climbed a fifteen-foot extension ladder in flaming red three-inch heels—which, in Cash Montgomery’s mind, explained a lot.

He strode through the barn’s wide entrance, removing his denim jacket first, then his Stetson, and tossing both onto the nearest table. While bare now, it would soon be sheathed in a linen tablecloth, set with fine china and silver flatware, and surrounded by happy guests. That was, if Phoebe Kellerman didn’t accidentally kill herself first and cause the wedding to be cancelled.

Locks, Hooks and Books – Review

“What a beautifully written, delightful, fun and entertaining read! I loved this story from the very start. I thought Cash and Phoebe had great chemistry. The plot was somewhat predictable but still so very good. . . . I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy reading clean romance. It is most definitely a must read.”

Read Review Rejoice – Review

“This clean romance was quite cute, with several romantic twists as the hero, Cash learns a lesson in visits from his three ex-fiancees. . . . The banter between the main characters was really great”

Remembrancy – Review

“The fuse between Phoebe and Cash is sparked by witty dialogue and butting heads, but it soon catches with growing attraction. I felt like a guest during the gorgeous Christmas wedding scenes, and the last one is just a little sweeter than the rest.

With this being the first book in a new series, I look forward to visiting Wishing Well Springs again soon.”

@onemused – Review

THE COWBOY’S HOLIDAY BRIDE is a sweet Christmas romance that takes a fun twist on A CHRISTMAS CAROL. . . . I really enjoyed reading their story and the setting of the place where romance happens with lots of happy couples. The twist was truly delightful, and it all puts the reader in the holiday mood with a heartwarming romance. I loved Phoebe and Cash – they are both great characters in their own way, and they really bring out the best in each other. . . THE COWBOY’S HOLIDAY BRIDE is a charming Christmas read that brings on the holiday spirit and romance. Recommend for people looking for a new, fun contemporary romance read.”

reviewingbooksplusmore – Review

“I loved the surprises in store for Cash. His former fiancé has a lot to do with the surprises. I enjoyed the closeness that Cash had with his family. The book had me hooked from the first page.”

Splashes of Joy – Review

The Cowboy’s Holiday Bride is another Christmas story that I love! I had so much fun reading this sweet story about Phoebe and Cash. . . . There were some twists in the story. Tensions were a bit tight at times when Cash had visits from his past, but they were ironed out and everything was good again. I really enjoyed Cash and Phoebe, their chemistry was phenomenal, just what I love in a sweet Romance.”

Jorie Loves A Story – Review

“McDavid has the knack for creating Western ranches and wedding venues with the care and concern of those who work there . . . I felt this provided just the right amount of irony for the series – how they can plan and produce weddings but they cannot find that kind of sweetened harmonic happiness in their own lives . . . There is a lot of tongue-in-cheek moments between Phoebe and Cash – where they are each not necessarily willing to compromise with the other but where they get into bouts of arguments where you can tell neither one minds being the one to compromise in the end. You can see how they are simply two persons who never fully gave each other the time or inclination to pursue romantically and in that kind of way, the set-up McDavid has provided for the backdrop of this novel is apt fodder for a romance reader to soak inside because of the drama it organically brings into the story-line.”

Older & Smarter? – Review

The Cowboy’s Holiday Bride is a heartwarming holiday romance filled with likeable characters, witty dialogue, a great small town setting, and the special magic associated with Christmas. I recommend it to all who enjoy contemporary romantic fiction and I look forward to more books in this Wishing Well Springs series by author Cathy McDonald.”

Hearts & Scribbles – Excerpt

Left with no choice, he admitted, “Um, actually, I’ll be here for the next three weeks. I’m covering for Laurel while she’s in Palm Springs,” he finished with less conviction than he would have liked.

“You’re covering for your sister,” Phoebe repeated slowly.

“Yeah. We—you and I—are going to be working together. Well, more than we usually do.” He produced what he hoped passed for an affable smile “I’m your new able-bodied assistant.”

“You’re…joking.”

“Afraid not.”

Adventures of a Travelers Wife – Review

“This book was sweet, a little sassy, and made me smile. I so enjoyed getting to read and learn about Cash and Phoebe. I thought that their story was well laid out, had good character arcs, and I loved (have I said I loved the interesting take on A Christmas Carol?) Cathy McDavid’s unique and fun take on this classic story. It was just what I needed in the midst of this season. I recommend it to anyone wanting a feelgood story that will make you warm and fuzzy inside.”

Britt Reads Fiction – Review

“This fun story is a nice start to a new series set at Wishing Well Springs . . . I was happy with the ending to this sweet novel and hope that both Cash and Phoebe truly were able to change for the better and be a couple who would truly last.”

Hallie Reads – Review

“. . . Cathy McDavid’s The Cowboy’s Holiday Bride delighted me from beginning to end. . . . The Cowboy’s Holiday Bride offers a fun twist on a classic holiday tale. The friendship between Cash and Phoebe proves endearing and makes them an easy couple to cheer toward romance. I definitely recommend this to readers looking for a Christmas romance to read this season.”

Reading Excursions – Review

“This beautiful, emotional, and endearing story does have a happily ever after. The author brought real life issues, dual perspectives, and realistic feelings to life in a lively story that held my attention with engaging writing and fast paced storyline. I definitely found it hard to put down. I’d definitely be interested in reading more.”

Kathryn Cooper Writes – Excerpt

“What does that mean?” Phoebe was less adept than her sister at interpreting tones and inflections.

“Just that… Well, come on. You. And Cash. Together…”

“So what?” Don’t say it. Please.

“You…like him—”

“I do not,” Phoebe insisted with enough vehemence that Georgia Ann sent her a curious look.

Peaceful Pastime – Review

“This is a super-cute cute novel with delightful characters and a wonderful premise. I quickly became interested in the story of Cash Montgomery, his sister, Laurel and their business partner/friend, Phoebe Kellerman. . . . There is so much to love about this book, there is a strong loving, hardworking family dynamic, solid friendships, genuine care and concern for each and every wedding they plan and just an all around sweet fun read.”

Bookish Jottings – Review

“Cathy McDavid’s The Cowboy’s Holiday Bride is a warm, witty and wonderful Christmas romance readers will not be able to resist! . . . Cathy McDavid effortlessly blends delicious humor, heart-warming drama and uplifting romance in an emotional read that is absolutely perfect for curling up with during the holidays: The Cowboy’s Holiday Bride.”

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The Cowboy’s Holiday Bride (Wishing Well Springs #1) By Cathy McDavid Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages November 1, 2020 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Changing his heart…

Would be a Christmas miracle!

Cash Montgomery creates Western-themed weddings and knows all about happily-ever-after. In theory. He’s been hurt too many times to think that he could ever be a marrying man. His business partner Phoebe Kellerman doesn’t agree with him—on anything! At Christmas, Cash is visited by three of his past girlfriends…and he begins to see the error of his ways. Will it be before he loses Phoebe, the woman he’s falling for?

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About the Author

In the third grade, NY Times, USA Today and Amazon bestselling author Cathy McDavid made it her goal to read every Black Stallion book ever written. Who knew such an illustrious ambition would eventually lead to a lifelong love of all things western, owning a stagecoach pulled by six mules, and a career writing contemporary romances for Harlequin? With over 50 titles in print and 1.3 million-plus books sold, Cathy is also a member of the prestigious Romance Writers of America’s Honor Roll. This “almost” Arizona native and mother of grown twins is married to her own real-life sweetheart. After leaving the corporate world six years ago, she now spends her days penning stories about good looking cowboys riding the range, busting broncs, and sweeping gals off their feet — oops, no. Make that winning the hearts of feisty, independent women who give the cowboys a run for their money. It’s a tough job, but she’s willing to make the sacrifice.

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Spotlight Review and giveaway for The Sinister Supery Yacht by Ana T. Drew



  This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Ana T. Drew will award a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

French tycoon Jean-Louis Ponsard is having a bad year.
Unwise investments, canceled orders, deals falling through…
In the thick of it, his yacht becomes the scene of a suspicious death, and his year of misfortune hits the bed of the Mediterranean Sea.
To make matters worse, the victim isn’t just anybody.
She’s his much-hated mother-in-law.

Onboard, caterer Julie Cavallo and her quirky grandma Rose do some poking around.
But every luxury cabin hides a secret.
Every passenger has an alibi or no reason to want the victim dead.
Discretion rules.
The crew keeps mum.
So do the marble countertops, gem-incrusted walls, and gold sinks.
When the cops take charge, things go to pieces, and not only for the Ponsard family.

Can Julie dive to the murky bottom of the sea, unravel the case, and come back up still breathing?


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I love me a good warm cozy mystery and this book fits my love for this genre. THE SINISTER SUPERYACHT is a pretty light and fast read. I didn’t read the other books in this series, but it seems pastry chef Julie Cavallo knows her way around a murder investigation! And Miss Julie finds herself in the middle of another one here in this book! And this whodunit has Julie stumped in many ways, throwing me into a lot if twists and turns as I read this book. And it was almost impossible to know what was going on, to know who this mystery person is.

I love the unusual characters the author has created for this book. They are fun and interesting, and I never was tired of them. They certainly played their parts well and developed well as the story unfolds! If you enjoy a fun loving mystery you can cozy up the in front of the fire with, you will love this one. I look forward to the next book in this series, and want to go back and read and review the first books in this series, to find out what troubles Miss Julie finds herself in this time.

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:
Ana T. Drew is the evil mastermind behind the recent series of murders in the fictional French town of Beldoc. When she is not writing cozy mysteries or doing mom-and-wife things, she can be found watching “The Rookie” to help her get over “Castle”. She lives in Paris but her heart is in Provence.

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Tour and Giveaway for Secret Beach Boyfriend by Kari Trumbo

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About the Book

Book: Secret Beach Boyfriend

Author: Kari Trumbo

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 29 , 2020

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She met Rafe on the beach when she was just five and it seemed like fate tied them together. When a chance encounter returns him to the islands twenty years later, Annie finds her beach friend has grown up and now needs her help.

Damaged and scarred from a past that still hasn’t healed, Annie needs help of her own. True to character, Rafe comes up with a perfect solution, but a temporary island romance does not fit into his agenda at all.

Will an offer to be her secret boyfriend give her heart a second chance? How can it turn into something more and prove there’s power in prayer and that love can triumph over a painful past?

He was Annie’s hero long ago, but can the man he has become save her now?

Secret Beach Boyfriend is the third “Merriweather book” in a new series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.

The Independence Island Series: beach reads aren’t just for summer anymore.

I am really enjoying the Independence Island series published by CelebrateLit. Secret Beach Boyfriend is the third book in this series. Ralph and Annie are such a cute couple and I very much enjoyed getting to know them and reading their story. But the neat thing about their story is, it started way back when Annie was five years old when they met on the island. They were two different people now and both a but scarred from their past. And they seemed to need each other.

These type stories, where couple have met in the past and now years later wondering if they have a future, are stories I love. And this one was sure one I fell in love with. These loveable and realistic characters scored their way into my heart quickly. And especially Annie and Ralph. I found myself trying to breathe life into them as they struggled trying to deal with their past, and trying to find love again. I did find this book pretty predictable, but that’s ok, I still loved watching their story unfold, and get to the wonderful ending. And as always, I appreciate faith incorporated into the lives of these characters, and their belief in the power of prayer.

Even though were are coming upon winter season, its still nice to pull out a beach story to remind us if the summer ahead. If you enjoy a really nice clean beach romance, look no further. This is your book! And this one gets a five star from me. I really enjoy this!

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

Kari Trumbo

Kari Trumbo is a bestselling author of Christian historical and contemporary romance novels. Her books are known for characters who feel real, settings you could move to, and faith woven between the pages. She makes her home in central Minnesota with her husband of over twenty years, two daughters, two sons, and never enough time.

More from Kari

Have you ever hunted for seashells on the beach?

This sweet story actually starts twenty years before the moment you open the front cover. Years before, on a solitary beach, a little boy comforts a girl he finds crying by offering to help her find seashells. He doesn’t know why she’s crying, just that he can help. Even though he knows his mother will be angry with him.

You see, Rafe (that’s the little boy) has a mother who has minor OCD and doesn’t let him go on the beach. But when Annie (that’s the little girl) is obviously heartbroken, he can’t leave her sitting there and not do anything. At that moment, a hero is born.

It’s the little things that make a hero. That moment in time when he made a choice to put Annie above his own discomfort created a past for them both, an anchor they could both look back on. It was pivotal enough for them both that they remembered it years later. Rafe, because he hid the shells and cherished the one time he got to collect them. Annie, because she was going through something no child of five should have to. His kindness was a glimmer of hope.

Fast forward twenty years and these two meet again, but don’t realize right away they are the people they’ve been thinking about on-and-off for most of their lives. Interestingly enough, that part of my story is true. I had a friend I met at a local beach when I was too young to recall names or anything else of great significance other than the feeling that it was the best day ever. She made me her best buddy for the day, and that stuck with me.

When I think of this story beyond the printed page, where Annie and Rafe live on in my mind, I have to wonder if shells will continue to be a theme in their lives.

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 22

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, October 22

Texas Book-aholic, October 23

Stories By Gina, October 23

Captive Dreams Window, October 23

Inklings and notions, October 24

CarpeDiem, October 24

For Him and My Family, October 25

Mypreciousbitsandmusings, October 25

Older & Smarter?, October 26

21st Century Keeper at Home, October 26

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, October 26

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 27

deb’s Book Review, October 27

Connect in Fiction, October 28

lakesidelivingsite, October 28

Artistic Nobody, October 29 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Godly Book Reviews, October 29

Ashley’s Bookshelf, October 30

Adventures of a Travelers Wife, October 30

Livin’ Lit, October 30

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, October 31

Life, love, writing, October 31

Sara Jane Jacobs, November 1

Batya’s Bits, November 1

Daysong Reflections, November 2

The Meanderings of a Bookworm, November 2

Blossoms and Blessings, November 3

Where Crisis & Christ Collide, November 3

Simple Harvest Reads, November 4 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Splashes of Joy, November 4

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Kari is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

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Tour and Giveaway for Animals at the Office.

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Book Details:

Book TitleAnimals at the Office by Sarah Sommer
CategoryChildren’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  40 pages
Genre:  Picture Book
Publisher:  Sarah Sommer
Release date:   October 2020
Content Rating:  G. Children’s picture book with no adult topics or language
 

Book Description:

It’s Gator’s first day at his new office job, and he is surrounded by quirky personalities like the slow slug, the obedient dog, the aggressive hawk, and the chatty chicken. He is eager to fit in with his new co-workers, so he tries to be like them. But acting like everyone else doesn’t work out for him, and he learns a valuable lesson about himself instead. Featuring hand-drawn illustrations, vibrant colors, and rhymes, Animals at the Office sparks dialogue regarding first-day jitters, fitting in with new crowds, and embracing one’s own special traits despite being surrounded by others who are different. Adults may relate to the featured characters based on their own experiences at an office and can use the book to talk more with children about their own job and what going to work means for them.

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NOW READ THIS WONDERFUL GUEST POST BY THE AUTHOR!!

I Should Take My Own Advice

By Sarah Sommer

I purposefully aim to boost women by collaborating with them on my books, and I write women into leadership roles as doctors and bosses in my books, but I’m not great at balancing my own life as a woman.  I often feel plagued with lists and chores, which are exacerbated by my roles as breadwinner, caretaker, and author.  I wish I could take my own advice sometimes.  My first three books all feature main characters asking for help, and yet, I rarely do it.  As a woman, I sometimes feel that I have to prove to everyone that I am strong enough to handle my busy plate, but that doesn’t always lead to a balanced life. 

Sometimes, I think my writing reflects how I wish certain types of situations had happened in my life.  For example, Animals at the Office features a main character seeking out sage advice from his boss when he is plagued with a feeling of not fitting in and wanting to give up.  This seems to stem from some of my personal experiences where I had mustered the courage to talk to my boss but was met with indifference instead of encouragement.  I find that asking for help is difficult, and when the attempt is unsuccessful, it can be discouraging as well, making it even more unlikely that I will seek guidance in the future, creating a vicious circle of “I’ll take care of it myself.”  

I’m trying to accept that I don’t have to do everything perfectly and right now, that allowing others to assist is allowed.  I’m trying to be more present in my life instead of focused on my to-do list, and I’m also trying to forgive myself when I make a mistake or miss an event.  While I was writing my first few books, I was concerned with telling cute stories, but as I reflect on those stories, I see a deeper meaning behind them, and I sense a greater responsibility for making some changes.  As we encourage other women and girls that they can do anything and be anything, we should also encourage them to ask for help.  We all can use a little boost here and there to help us maintain a healthy lifestyle.  My books have good messages and themes; I just need to listen to them.  

I just adore this fun book of animals. Though it is a children’s book, adults can relate to many things in this book because it talks about Gator’s first day at the office. I love Gator and I can well relate to him! He deals with so many issues that I dealt with when I had those first days at the office. Mainly coping with the idea of whether or not I would fit in.

But this book is also fun and interesting for children of all ages because they love the inner action of these adorable animals. And speaking of adorable, Devon does an amazing job creating the illustrations!! Each animal is so very cute, they are all colorful, each page has vibrant colors that pop out at you when you turn the page. The story has a lot of humor, and Devon create that humor in the animals. I love that on each page, the story and animals are just perfect together. And one thing I love about awesome pictures is, even small children will love this book because they not only listen to the story read, they can make up their own story by looking at the illustrations. This has always been a special thing for me in childrens books.

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




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Book Details:

Book TitleThe Goose on the Roof by Sarah Sommer
CategoryChildren’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  40 pages
Genre:  Picture Book
Publisher:  Sarah Sommer
Release date:   January 2020
Content Rating:  G. Children’s picture book with no adult topics or language
 
Book Description:

When one little girl tries to solve a big problem involving a goose on her roof, she enlists the help of her animal friends. Despite her best efforts, things don’t go as planned, and she ends up with additional challenges to navigate as well. The Goose on the Roof features rhymes, animal characters, and a theme of problem-solving. The order of the characters can serve as a memory game as the story builds up and unwinds. Children may also be encouraged to come up with their own ideas for how to solve the issue of the honking goose on the roof and the predicaments created by the other animals. Winner (1st place) of the 2020 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards in the animals/pets category (ebook), this children’s story highlights animals in a wholesome and engaging way.

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Meet the Author:

Sarah Sommer enjoys working with words in a way that makes the story feel musical and rhythmical, which is a reflection of her first career in music as a professional clarinetist. She is passionate about animals and enjoys nature, the arts, and dark chocolate.

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Tour Schedule:
 
Oct 19 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Oct 19 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of Animals at the Office / guest post / giveaway
Oct 20 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 21 – Welcome To MLM Opinion’s Reviews – book review of Animals at the Office
Oct 21 – Bound 4 Escape – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 21 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Oct 21 – Amy’s Booket List – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 22 – I’d Rather Be At The Beach – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Oct 22 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 23 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 23 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 26 – She Just Loves Books – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 27 – Splashes of Joy – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 27- Amy’s Booket List – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Oct 28 – Bound 4 Escape – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Oct 28 – Cuzinlogic – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 29 – I’d Rather Be At The Beach – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 29 – My Journey Back – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Oct 30 – Reading is My Passion – book review of The Goose on the Roof
Nov 2 – Welcome To MLM Opinion’s Reviews – book review of The Goose on the Roof
Nov 3 – She Just Loves Books – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Nov 3 – My Journey Back – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Nov 4 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Nov 4 – Splashes of Joy – book review of Animals at the Office / guest post / giveaway
Nov 5 –Jazzy Book Reviews – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Nov 5 – Pick a Good Book – book review of Animals at the Office / author interview / giveaway
Nov 6 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review of Animals at the Office / guest post / giveaway
Nov 6 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Nov 9 – Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Nov 9 – One Frugal Girl – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Nov 10 – Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Nov 10 – Pick a Good Book – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Nov 11 – Bigreadersite – book review of Animals at the Office
Nov 12 – Bigreadersite – book review of The Goose on the Roof
Nov 12 – Reading is My Passion – book review of Animals at the Office
Nov 13 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Nov 13 – One Frugal Girl – book review of Animals at the Office / author interview / giveaway

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Tour and Giveaway for The Cowboy’s Holiday Bride by Cathy McDavid #CHBPrism

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The Cowboy’s Holiday Bride (Wishing Well Springs #1) By Cathy McDavid Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages November 1, 2020 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Changing his heart…

Would be a Christmas miracle!

Cash Montgomery creates Western-themed weddings and knows all about happily-ever-after. In theory. He’s been hurt too many times to think that he could ever be a marrying man. His business partner Phoebe Kellerman doesn’t agree with him—on anything! At Christmas, Cash is visited by three of his past girlfriends…and he begins to see the error of his ways. Will it be before he loses Phoebe, the woman he’s falling for?

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The Cowboy’s Holiday Bride is another Christmas story that I love! I had so much fun reading this sweet story about Phoebe and Cash. Christmas is fin in itself but add in a wedding and its awesome! I love the talk of Christmas, the detailed decorations, and eveything else that goes along with it.

There were some twists in the story. Tensions were a bit tight at times when Cash had visits from his past, but they were ironed out and everything was good again. I really enjoyed Cash and Phoebe, their chemistry was phenomenal, just what I love in a sweet Romance. And I love the Heartwarming line from Harlequin because they are good clean reads. If you live a good Romance in the middle of the Christmas holidays, I recommend this one. And this is a 4 stars from me, mainly because there are several times questionable words are used that I don’t feel should be used in a clean read. Otherwise it would have been a perfect Christmas read.

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



About the Author

In the third grade, NY Times, USA Today and Amazon bestselling author Cathy McDavid made it her goal to read every Black Stallion book ever written. Who knew such an illustrious ambition would eventually lead to a lifelong love of all things western, owning a stagecoach pulled by six mules, and a career writing contemporary romances for Harlequin? With over 50 titles in print and 1.3 million-plus books sold, Cathy is also a member of the prestigious Romance Writers of America’s Honor Roll. This “almost” Arizona native and mother of grown twins is married to her own real-life sweetheart. After leaving the corporate world six years ago, she now spends her days penning stories about good looking cowboys riding the range, busting broncs, and sweeping gals off their feet — oops, no. Make that winning the hearts of feisty, independent women who give the cowboys a run for their money. It’s a tough job, but she’s willing to make the sacrifice.

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Blitz and Tour for Montana Match By Carol Ross #MMBlitz

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Montana Match (The Blackwell Sisters #4) By Carol Ross Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages November 1, 2020 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Thanksgiving in Montana

Is about family—and love!

Thanksgiving is the perfect time for Fiona Harrison to turn her life around. And she is sure finding a suitable husband will please her newfound family in Montana. When a dating app sends her every dud in town, handsome bartender Simon Clarke offers to be her matchmaker. If only Simon fit her criteria… Learning the truth about the twinkle-eyed charmer could change everything—but for better or worse?

USA TODAY Bestselling Author

The Blackwell Sisters Book 1: Montana Welcome by Melinda Curtis Book 2: Montana Wishes by Amy Vastine Book 3: Montana Dreams by Anna J. Stewart Book 4: Montana Match by Carol Ross Book 5: Montana Wedding by Cari Lynn Webb

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Excerpt

Fiona groaned. “Now I have to go back to dating.”

That moment, Simon recognized later, was his undoing. Specifically, that sound, the heart-wrenching sound of Fiona’s sadness, weariness and despair. It dug right into him and precipitated his final descent into foolishness. That, and the idea of watching her continue to waste time on these mismatched “matches” via her bogus family-influenced profile. What if she grew so tired of the process that she gave up and settled on someone? He couldn’t handle it if she ended up with some guy even weirder than Drew or as domineering as Gary. If she was going to go through with this husband search, she deserved one worthy of her. He needed to make sure of that.

“No, Fiona, you don’t.”

“Unfortunately, I do,” she countered.

“You don’t even like this internet dating stuff.”

Fiona gazed quickly and impatiently skyward before focusing back on him. “That’s not exactly news, Simon. I’ve already told you I don’t. On paper, however, it should work.” She executed a theatrical air punch and forced a smile, and added, “It will work. Trying to stay optimistic here, but it’s getting difficult. I’m beginning to think I’m the problem.”

“You are most definitely not the problem.”

“Yeah? Well, so far… Never mind, I hate being negative. Ugh. Did you hear that? I just did it again. I’m usually not a negative person, but since I’ve moved to Montana things have not worked out like I thought they would and…” Her eyes widened as if surprised by her comment. “You know what? You don’t need to hear this. I’ll figure it out. I always do.”

“Maybe I can help.”

“That is highly unlikely.”

“Neg-a-tive,” he crooned in a singsong voice. “We’re not doing negative anymore, remember?”

“Right.” Twitching and extra cute, her mouth barely resisted a smile.

“I have a dating proposition for you.”

“Very funny,” she returned drily.

“I’m not talking about me,” he said. Just gathering the words felt painful, but he forged on, “Shut down your dating profile, and I’ll find you a guy.”

Her eyebrows darted up as her mouth opened and then snapped shut, leaving an expression that reflected the pure bizarreness of the suggestion. “You are going to find me a guy?”

“I know a lot of people around here.” Ned and Val knew even more. He would enlist their advice, he decided, growing more encouraged by his suggestion. “Let me be your matchmaker.”

“Why would you do that?”

“Because I care about you. I can’t stand to see you on these dates, disappointed over and over again.” If that gave away more of his feelings than was wise, he didn’t care.

When she didn’t answer, he posed it another way. “How is my setting you up with a guy I think you’ll like, and who I think is worthy of you, any different than your family helping you fill out your profile to attract a certain type of guy?”

“Are you saying that you think you can do a better job of finding me a potential husband than my own family?”

“Well, I know you and I know the guys. So…” He shrugged one shoulder dramatically. “What do you have to lose? I’ll be leaving in a few weeks anyway. If it doesn’t work, you reactivate your profile and go back to doing it your way.”

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Carol Ross grew up in small town America right between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, in a place where you can go deep sea fishing in the morning and then hit the ski slopes the same afternoon. The daughter of what is now known as free range parents, she developed a love of the outdoors at a very early age. As a writer, Carol loves to breathe the life she has lived into the characters she creates, grateful for the “research material” that every questionable decision, adrenaline-charged misstep, and near-death experience has provided.

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Tour and giveaway for How to Pack for the End of the World by Michelle Falkoff

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Join us for this tour from Nov 3 to Nov 23, 2020!

Book Details:

Book Title:  How to Pack for the End of the World by Michelle Falkoff
CategoryYA Fiction (Ages 13-17),  320 pages
Genre: Literary / Mystery
PublisherHarperCollins (HarperTeen)
Release date:   Nov 20, 2020
Format available for review:  Print, NetGalley Download (mobi for kindle, epub, pdf)
Will send print books out:  USA and Canada
Tour dates: Nov 3 to Nov 23, 2020
Content RatingPG-13.  Language is clean, no sex on the page but reference to it, dark subject  matter–wasn’t sure the best category based on descriptions.

Book Description:

If you knew the world was going to end tomorrow, what would you do? This  is the question that haunts Amina as she watches new and horrible stories of discord and crisis flash across the news every day. But when she starts at prestigious Gardner Academy, Amina finds a group of like-minded peers to join forces with—fast friends who dedicate their year to learning survival skills from each other, before it’s too late. Still, as their prepper knowledge multiplies, so do their regular high school problems, from relationship drama to family issues to friend blow-ups. Juggling the two parts of their lives forces Amina to ask another vital question: Is it worth living in the hypothetical future if it’s at the expense of your actual present?

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HOW TO PACK FOR THE END OF THE WORLD

Guest post by Michelle Falkoff

The title of this website makes me want to write only about experiences that bring me joy and delight. The hard part is that given everything that’s going on in the world, I’ve found myself reading (and writing) some pretty dark stuff. I’m mired in the world of mysteries right now, taking tremendous satisfaction in reading about murder and family drama and romantic turmoil. But the fact remains that these books are bringing me joy, and in this post I’ll contemplate why that’s the case.

I know it’s much more common to find joy in romance and other light-hearted reading, and I certainly have some fun books on my night table—for the YA readers out there, Becky Albertalli and Amy Spalding write entertaining and satisfying romances, for example. Many of us love these books because we know that while the path to love might be complex and rocky, the ultimate destination is familiar and beautiful.

Those of us who love mysteries often love them for precisely the same reason, though the path to resolution might be different, and often more difficult to read. In mystery novels, the world can be dark and troubling, and people can be violent and hateful and filled with rage that leads them to do terrible things. Or they can be loving to the point of obsession and still do terrible things. No matter what, some terrible things are going to happen.

Ultimately, though, we’re likely to see resolution. The murderer will be caught and punished; the investigation will close. The characters may have to deal with the fallout of their worlds being turned upside-down and inside-out, but we trust that they will be better off with the knowledge that the crime has been solved. Justice will prevail, even if it’s a complicated justice, and we can dream of returning to a world that is familiar and beautiful. It may not be the same kind of world we see in romance, but it’s familiar and beautiful nonetheless.

And that, for me, is enough to bring a splash of joy.


MY REVIEW

This is a very different book than what I usually read, and though I have a much different viewpoint on what will happen at the end of the world, I did the different aspects of the story the students have kind of interesting.

Amina’s parents sends her to a prestigious boarding school because she is obsessed with the end of the world and they are hoping this will help with the anxiety she has been having. After there a few days at the school she is invited to a mysterious meeting along with four other with somewhat the same anxiety problems and the same reasons for their anxiety. As they discuss their anxieties, they each contribute with their survival skills and help with ways to survive when the day happens.

I liked the students in this group. They were a little weird at times, but they are not the usually boarding school students. It was sometimes difficult for me to keep listening because the story doesn’t have a lot going on except for the survival skills of the group. I would have liked more depth to the story. There wasn’t a lot of wow there.

I have the audio version of this book. I really enjoyed listening to the Narrator, Stacey Glemboski. She has an excellent smooth voice for audiobooks. Her dynamics and expressions are just perfect. I hope to find more books that she is narrating. She is one voice I could listen to all day!

This book is a four star for me. And if I could rate the narration, I would rate it a 5 plus 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:

Michelle  Falkoff is the author of Playlist for the Dead, Pushing Perfect, Questions I Want to Ask You, and How to Pack for the End of the World. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and currently serves as director of communication and legal reasoning at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

Connect with the author:   website  twitter  ~  instagram ~ goodreads

Tour Schedule:

Nov 3 – Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 3 – Splashes of Joy – audiobook review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 3 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 4 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 5 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway
Nov 5 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Nov 6 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 9 –Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 10 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 10 – Corinne Rodrigues – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 11 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview
Nov 12 – Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book review / author interview / giveaway
Nov 12 – Instagram:. All Booked Up Reviews – book review
Nov 13 – Viviana MacKade – book spotlight / guest post
Nov 16 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Nov 17 –Westveil Publishing  – book review / giveaway
Nov 18 – JulzReads – book review
Nov 18 – 411 ON BOOKS, AUTHORS, AND PUBLISHING NEWS – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 19 –100 Pages A Day – book review / giveaway
Nov 20 –Books and Zebras @jypsylynn – book review
Nov 20 – Lamon Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 23 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway

Nov 23 – My Fictional Oasis – book review / giveaway
Nov 23 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway

 

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Tour and Giveaway for The Refrain from Within my Liz Tolsma

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About the Book

Book: The Refrain Within

Author: Liz Tolsma

Genre: WWII Fiction

Release Date: September 29, 2020

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To save a life, would you betray everyone you love?

Hungary in 1944 is a dark place. The Nazis have invaded and turned the country upside down, their evil making its way into every life.

Clarinetist Eva Bognar is engaged to conductor and composer Patrik Kedves, happily planning her wedding. At first she doesn’t think the war will affect her directly; everyone around her can be trusted to do the right thing. Then her Jewish best friend and sister-in-law Zofia goes missing–and instead of the Gestapo being to blame, a friend says it was Patrik who led Zofia away. Has he betrayed Eva and everything the family stands for?

When the rest of the family’s lives are directly threatened, Patrik’s secrets must come to light. The Bognars flee for the border in hopes of getting out of the country to the safety of Palestine. Eva must put her life and the lives of everyone she loves in the hands of the very man who betrayed her–and they may not all make it out of the war alive . . .

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About the Author

Liz Tolsma

Passionate might best describe Liz Tolsma. She loves writing, research, and editing. Her passion shone through in her first novel which was a double award finalist. On any given day, you might find her pulling weeds in her perennial garden, walking her hyperactive dog, or curled up with a good book. Nothing means more to her than her family. She’s married her high-school sweetheart twenty-eight years ago. Get her talking about international adoption, and you might never get her to stop. She and her husband adopted three children, including a son who is a U.S. Marine, and two daughters.

More from Liz

This is the third book in a series all set around music. The first heroine, Anna in The Melody of the Soul, was a violinist. The second heroine, Natia in When the Heart Sings, sang beautifully. So what did I choose for this heroine?

When I was in fifth grade, the band teacher from the middle school came to our class and encouraged us to join. She brought instruments with her for us to try. I really wanted to play the flute. I thought it was very feminine. But all the girls wanted to play that, and I would have to be really good to get a good chair. So I decided on the clarinet. I played all through middle school and high school, making first chair a couple of times. I participated in marching band and in solo and ensemble contests, earning a couple of first places in state competitions. Even after my “career” ended, I continued to play from time to time. I still play in church. I love the rich, full sound of the instrument. When played well, the clarinet is beautiful. It can be playful and happy or dark and sad. It can skip and it can cry. I’m very glad now that I chose the clarinet instead of the flute.

That’s why the heroine of The Refrain Within plays the clarinet. In fact, she comes from a family of clarinet makers, and her family stamp on the barrel of a clarinet means a great deal to her. As God would have it, my editor, Janyre Tromp, is also a clarinet player. Between the two of us, we worked hard bring out the unique aspects of playing clarinet, like the callous that forms on the inside of your bottom lip.

Eva is a special character to me because we share this passion for the clarinet. There have been many times throughout my life that my clarinet has skipped with me and plenty of times when it has cried with me. Music is God’s beautiful gift to us, and I thank Him for the opportunity to share some of that with you in The Refrain Within.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Refrain Within is a WWII novel, set in a very dark place in 1944 Hungry after the Nazis have invaded. We see a lot if things happening during this book but the main thing that stuck with me was love. Because of the war, people were forced to do whatever it took to save their loved ones. There were many sad and lonely times. But there were better times.

I love how the author uses Eva and her clarinet playing to give some pleasure and happiness to the people. I play the piano and playing any instrument has a way of calming people, it settles your nerves. I was intrigued at learning more about a clarinet. And to learn that Ms. Tolsma wrote a bit about her clarinet playing into the character of Eva!

About the characters, they were very well chosen, so realistic during this story. I enjoyed Eva the most. Maybe because we share a love of music, or maybe the determination to save her family she loves? I just like her! If you enjoy WWII stories, you need to read this one. It will not disappoint!

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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21st Century Keeper at Home, October 25

By The Book, October 26

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A Baker’s Perspective, October 26

Inklings and notions, October 27

CarpeDiem, October 27

Mary Hake, October 27

For Him and My Family, October 28

Reflections From My Bookshelves, October 28

Emily Yager, October 28

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 29

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Where Crisis & Christ Collide, November 2

Splashes of Joy, November 2

Book Bites, Bee Stings, & Butterfly Kisses, November 3

As He Leads is Joy, November 3

Bigreadersite, November 3

Pause for Tales, November 4

Hallie Reads, November 4

Southern Gal Loves to Read, November 4

Amanda Tero, author, November 5

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, November 5

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To celebrate her tour, Liz is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!

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Tour and Giveaway for The Boy Between by Amanda Prowse and Josiah Hartley

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I encourage you to SCROLL down to the Author Guest Post and the Question and Answer session with Amanda and Josiah to get to know them better!

Join us for this tour from Nov 2 to Nov 27, 2020!

Book Details:

Book Title: The Boy Between – A Mother and Son’s Journey from a World Gone Grey by Amanda Prowse and Josiah Hartley
CategoryAdult Non-Fiction (18+), 286 pages
Genre Author Memoir, Family
Publisher Little A
Release dateNovember 2020
Content Rating:  R: 1. Infrequent use of F word in context (estimated 10 times in book),  2. Mildly questions religious faith during a testing time, 3.  References to thoughts about suicide (not graphic)

“A candid, moving and inspirational book, I am blown away.” 
Jonny Benjamin MBE, award-winning mental health campaigner and author
of The Stranger on the Bridge
 
Book Description:
 
Josiah was nineteen with the world at his feet when things changed. Without warning, the new university student’s mental health deteriorated to the point that he planned his own death. His mother, bestselling author Amanda Prowse, found herself grappling for ways to help him, with no clear sense of where that could be found. This is the book they wish had been there for them during those dark times. Josiah’s situation is not unusual: the statistics on student mental health are terrifying. And he was not the only one suffering; his family was also hijacked by his illness, watching him struggle and fearing the day he might succeed in taking his life. In this book, Josiah and Amanda hope to give a voice to those who suffer, and to show them that help can be found. It is Josiah’s raw, at times bleak, sometimes humorous, but always honest account of what it is like to live with depression. It is Amanda’s heart-rending account of her pain at watching him suffer, speaking from the heart about a mother’s love for her child. For anyone with depression and anyone who loves someone with depression, Amanda and Josiah have a clear message—you are not alone, and there is hope.
 


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Q&A Session with Amanda Prowse & Josiah Hartley – “The Boy Between”

  1. I’d like to know what you think about the connection between reading and writing. Do you think it’s possible to be a great writer if you are not a big reader?

    Amanda – I have met plenty of avid readers who do not have a desire to write, but I’ve never met a writer who is not also an avid reader. I think the love of books, of words and of storytelling is a common thread and can’t imagine a writer not reading at all. That said, I think it’s very different for fiction and non-fiction and when you are immersed in research or are writing academically. I would say that the key to get children and the younger generation interested in writing, indeed interested in the world! Is to immerse them in great books.

  1. Many people want to write a book what’s the best piece of advice you can give them?

Amanda – Do it! Begin! Start anywhere – just pick up that notebook or laptop and get going. Don’t listen to that inner voice of self-sabotage that gives you a million reasons as to why you should not write. And remember you don’t have to start at the beginning; you might start with an image, a scene, a conversation, a smell, a feeling… get it down and let it grow in every direction. And before you know it you will have words on the page and you have begun. Write as often as you can. Practice your craft. Learn from feedback and find your authentic author voice, don’t worry about being the next… whoever – be the first YOU! (I think this is actually 7 pieces of advice, but that’s okay, right?) 

  1. What book would you take to a desert island? 

Amanda – Only One? I’d better read slowly… That would have to be Thomas Hardy’s “Tess of The D’Urbervilles.” I read and re- read this book and I love it more each time. Someone once asked me, ‘Don’t you find it boring reading a book over and over?’ I explained that it’s no different to travelling to a familiar place, you might end up in the same spot every time, but there’s always something different to see en route! 

  1. Was it painful or cathartic to recount some of the darkest moments of Josiah’s depression in your book The Boy Between?

Josiah – Both. There were certain aspects of my depression and descent in mental illness to the point where I planned and prepared to take my own life that I had not thought about in the longest time. It was painful to go back to those places, but actually looking back with the benefit of time, helped me see them from a new perspective and with greater understanding. And I am grateful for that. Writing the book felt a lot like therapy and I certainly felt lighter at the end of it.

  1. What is your hope for this book?

    Josiah – my hope is that it might help just one person suffering with depression to know that they are not alone. One of its sneakiest tricks is that it can make you feel that no one else has ever suffered this way, but that’s simply not true. The sad reality is that multiple people in your street or your building will be going through the exact same thing. I hope that by reaching out, others might do the same and I hope that by speaking out, I can help move the narrative on depression forward and help smash the stigma.

  1. What is next for Josh? Another collaboration?

Josiah – I’ve certainly got the writing bug. I am currently working on my next non-fiction book, continuing my mental health journey and am also writing fiction, which is really exciting. I’m not sure about another collaboration with my mum – spending 8-10 hours a day with her was hard work

I really don’t read many memoir’s, but I did want to read this one. In The Boy Between, mother Amanda Prowse and her son Josiah Hartley share their story. And what a story it is. Josh’s battle with depression took him down a deep dark path, with him almost taking his own life. But praise God he has a family who love and support him. A family who was there for him from the time he was found until now. As I was back and forth reading Mandy then Josh’s story, my heart was breaking for them both. I have been suffering with depression for years but never at this level. I admire this mother and son for being willing to tell their story to the world through this book. Josh will never know the impact The Boy Between will have on those dealing with depression. And I want to thank him for being so brave that he wanted to write this book and what he faced during the darkest time of his life. I can only imagine the pain it was for them to bring back all of these horrific memories to write the book, it was all behind him when the book was written. And I know there will be many who will benefit from reading this. I will keep Amanda and Josh in my prayers, as well as those who read this book and go for help.

This book has made me more aware of the depression I face. And I plan to be more open with it. If you are going through depression or know someone who deals with this, I encourage you to to pick up a copy of The Boy Between, read Josh’s story, and be brave enough to get help. You have to know there are people who love you and want to help you. Josh found this love from family and friends and so can you!

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 GUEST POST FOR

‘The Boy Between’ by Amanda Prowse and Josiah Hartley

A Mother’s Eye View of a Universal Problem

‘The Boy Between’ is the book I am proudest of, my first work of non-fiction, but also the book I hoped I would never have to write. I wish my son Josiah, did not, like so many young men, suffer with a debilitating depression that lead to him to try and take his own life while a student at university.

Even writing those words feels alien and jarring. That said, I know it’s the book I wanted to reach for when I struggled not only to find ways to help him, but also to understand what had turned my outgoing son with the whole world at his feet into a sleeping shell of himself. I didn’t know how to help him. I didn’t know what to say to him or where to find help. And even if I had known where to find help, I wouldn’t have known what to say: “My son is unraveling in front of me, help us! I fear I might lose him, help us!” And as Josh says, he might be a British boy, but sadly young male depression and suicide is a universal problem and for each young man like him suffering, there is a family like ours trying to make sense of it all. My heart goes out to each and every one of them.

We hope this book brings comfort to the millions of people all over the world suffering from depression and those who care for them. Ours has been a tough, lonely and devastating journey, but we can finally, finally see small glimmers of light at the end of the tunnel. And for that, I am eternally grateful.



 

Meet the Author:
 
Amanda Prowse is an award winning international bestselling author best known for her contemporary fiction novels. A radio broadcaster and TV presenter renowned for her empathetic and emotional books, she is known in the UK as the ‘Queen of family drama’. Her books have sold over 8 million copies in dozens of languages around the world.

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Meet the Author:
 
Josiah  (Josh) Hartley is the son of Amanda Prowse who has co-authored with his mother to tell the story of his journey through life so far. Born in the England, Josh was fortunate enough to attend one of the country’s elite public schools from an early age and was awarded a place at one of the UK’s top Universities where he planned to work towards a medical doctorate. But just at the moment when he should have been having the time of his life, he started feeling nagging tugs of self-doubt which spiralled into a depression during which time he planned his suicide. Luckily, his family intervened and after a roller coaster couple of years, he is alive and well and sharing his story to help other families who find themselves in the same position navigate their way through those difficult times.
 
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Tour and Giveaway for Her Inconvenient Christmas Reunion by Nina Singh

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On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Her Inconvenient Christmas Reunion By Nina Singh Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 256 Pages November 1, 2020 by Harlequin Romance

Can a mistletoe kiss…

…heal the past?

When Zayn walks back into Izzy’s life, years after he was forced to walk out of it, she’s faced with the undeniable attraction that’s never faded. Finding themselves co-owners of the vineyard that means so much to Izzy makes tensions run high! But then she’s seduced into a kiss under the Parisian Christmas lights… Can Izzy find it in her heart to forgive the man who once broke it?

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I love romance stories like this. Where the two main characters have a past, and things are touchy when they are thrown together, usually because of work. And this just just what happens here with Zayn and Izzy. How will life treat these two, who are obviously still very much attracted to each other?

Izzy and Zayn has no choice but to work together since they both own the vineyard. And what a fun time I had reading this one! I love how the author gives such beautiful and vivid details of California where the setting of this book is. And I appreciate that she was not afraid to tackle several real life issues that are difficult to handle. Sometimes this is not so easy. But the healing and forgiveness was unfolded in these lives so well by this author.
This is a sweet story that is wonderful to read during the Christmas season! Oh and that kiss under the lights, that’s a Wow! You just have to read it!

I’m looking forward to the next book by this author. And I am hoping to have time to read this one again during December! I encourage you to check out this sweet Christmas romance. It doesn’t take long to read so this is a wonderful one for those who don’t have the time for a full 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.



About the Author


Nina Singh lives outside of Boston with her husband, children, and a very rambunctious Yorkie. When not at her keyboard, she likes to spend time on the tennis court or immersed in a good read.

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Where We Begin (The Berkshires #1) By Janey King New Adult Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 250 Pages November 1, 2020

Fate never gives you everything you want. But sometimes, when you least expect it, you get exactly what (or who) you need…

Hannah’s life has suddenly become a lot less. Jobless, homeless, and boyfriend-less, that is. Now, all she wants is a fresh start—and her sister’s charming small town is the perfect setting for it. Finding a new romance is nowhere on her agenda. Too bad her heart (the stupid organ that beats a little faster every time her new boss is near) didn’t get the memo.

Collin hasn’t been lucky when it comes to romance, either. But knowing he’s not cut out for love doesn’t stop him from wanting his beautiful new employee with an intensity that terrifies him. He barely survived losing his fiancée. Losing Hannah…well, he’s afraid there wouldn’t be any coming back from that.

Can Hannah and Collin overcome the pain of their pasts—and the secrets they’re both still carrying—to take a shot at happily ever after? Or are they destined to remain star crossed forever?

Where We Begin, Book 1 in The Berkshires series, is a lightly angsty, sweet, new adult contemporary romance featuring a down-but-not-out heroine and the beaten-but-not-broken hero of her dreams. Get ready to fall in love with your next favorite book boyfriend.

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Excerpt

I bring my truck to a stop in the street and see that girl named Hannah that Layla just hired. She’s hunched over what appears to be a snapping turtle in the middle of the road. She turns toward me and then looks up at the sky and shakes her head.

I press the pedal down and apply the brakes, shut the engine off, and get out of my truck. She brings her gaze back to me while I make my way up to her and the turtle. When I get close, she purses her lips together, like she’s annoyed that I’m here.

I laugh to myself. This girl just seems to get herself into all kinds of trouble. Who crouches in the middle of the road with a turtle? She could get taken out in seconds.

When I first saw her spilling that coffee everywhere, I thought, wow, she’s startlingly beautiful. Now, being up close to her, it just further strengthens my case. I drink in all of her for a moment. Her features are glamorous, the olive skin and high cheekbones. The blue and green in her eyes are just something else. She seems sweet and has a charming way about her that’s incredibly alluring.

If I’d met her under different circumstances, I’d already have her number and our first date set up.

About the Author

Janey King is a sweet New Adult romance author. Where We Begin is her debut novel.

She lives in New Jersey with her husband and young son in a historic house that was built in 1887. When she’s not writing, she can be found fixing or redoing something in her house, tending to her gardens and planter boxes, riding her bike all over town, and sitting on the beach during the warm summer months. She must have lived a past life in the UK because her search for teahouses, plates of tiny sandwiches, and scones has become an obsession everywhere she goes.

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