Month: June 2010

Jun 25
Father’s Day Winners Are……

Father’s Day Winners Are……

I apologize for the delay in getting these winners posted! But here are the lucky three winners with the choice of books. Winners have all been notified and replied. Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers: 6     Anonymous (CarolNWong)!!! Angel Fall ARC1     Mark!!! Green Sadly, I didn’t hear back from the third person who won this giveaway, so I drew a new third place winner. And the new third place winner is…… Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers: 12     skkorman!!! Sand Sharks Congratulations to all these winners and many thanks to everyone who participated and for following my  blog! Happy Reading and Summer!

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Jun 25
[Giveaway] Ebook copy of Cathy Byrant’s TEXAS ROADS

[Giveaway] Ebook copy of Cathy Byrant’s TEXAS ROADS

**I was super fortunate to help endorse this FABULOUS book for a sweet sweet author! And, I was also fortunate to win her Summer Splash giveaway this week and for that I get to give away an ebook copy of this wonderful book to one lucky winner! All you have to do is leave a comment here on my blog WITH an email address so Cathy or I can contact the lucky winner! Open to everyone who has an email address! Ends Friday, July 3rd @ 11:59pm EST.** About the Book:City gal Dani Davis just wants a place to call home. With quirky residents, quaint country charm, and loads of business potential, Miller’s Creek Texas seems like the perfect place to start over . . . except for the cowboy who gives her a ride into town. Dani secretly finances renovations to downtown Miller’s Creek, but malicious rumors force her to choose between keeping her involvement a secret and the home for which she’s always longed. Then a devastating discovery propels her down a road she never expected to travel. Steve Miller is determined to rescue his dying hometown. When vandals jeopardize the renovation, he can’t help but suspect Dani, whose strange… Read more »

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Jun 25
Book Spotlight&Review: The Victor by Marlayne Giron

Book Spotlight&Review: The Victor by Marlayne Giron

About the Book:“A benevolent King; …his sword of power; …a ruthless traitor bent on revenge; …and the faithful son who stands in his way with the woman destined to share his throne. Who shall emerge as the victor in this epic struggle between good and evil to govern the lives of hapless men?” About the Author:Marlayne Giron is a Messianic Jew who found Christ as her Messiah at the age of 17 while watching Franco Zefferelli’s “Jesus of Nazareth” on television in 1977. After coming to faith, she began to read the Old Testament for the first time and was amazed to discover that believing in Jesus was a very Jewish thing to do and not a betrayal of her Jewish religion as she had been taught by her parents and the rabbi’s in her synagogues. In the course of her life she has had many small ”miracles” occur; the first major one being coming to faith in Christ when she hadn’t even been looking for it and with a built-in bias against Him. The second was meeting and marrying her future husband Michael whom she had prayed for by name as well as writing and illustrating a story (with… Read more »

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Jun 25
Book Spotlight&Review: The Victor by Marlayne Giron

Book Spotlight&Review: The Victor by Marlayne Giron

About the Book:“A benevolent King; …his sword of power; …a ruthless traitor bent on revenge; …and the faithful son who stands in his way with the woman destined to share his throne. Who shall emerge as the victor in this epic struggle between good and evil to govern the lives of hapless men?” About the Author:Marlayne Giron is a Messianic Jew who found Christ as her Messiah at the age of 17 while watching Franco Zefferelli’s “Jesus of Nazareth” on television in 1977. After coming to faith, she began to read the Old Testament for the first time and was amazed to discover that believing in Jesus was a very Jewish thing to do and not a betrayal of her Jewish religion as she had been taught by her parents and the rabbi’s in her synagogues. In the course of her life she has had many small ”miracles” occur; the first major one being coming to faith in Christ when she hadn’t even been looking for it and with a built-in bias against Him. The second was meeting and marrying her future husband Michael whom she had prayed for by name as well as writing and illustrating a story (with… Read more »

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Jun 24
[CFBA Tour&Review] Chasing Lilacs by Carla Stewart

[CFBA Tour&Review] Chasing Lilacs by Carla Stewart

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Chasing LilacsFaithWords (June 17, 2010)by Carla Stewart ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Carla Stewart’s writing reflects her passion for times gone by. She believed in Jesus, the power of the written word, and a good cup of coffee. She’s a country girl living now in a mid-sized city with her engineering husband who just happens to be her best friend and biggest fan.She and her husband have four adult sons and delight in the adventures of their six grandchildren. FROM CARLA: I grew up in the Texas Panhandle with two younger sisters and loving parents. Small town school. Great neighbors. Today, those small-town, fundamental things resonate within me — the twang in people’s voices, the art of being neighborly and just being a decent human being. Growing up, I preferred the company of books over TV and playing outdoors. I imagined myself in many different careers, but given my down-to-earth raising, I settled on nursing. I didn’t faint at the sight of blood and did well in science, so it seemed a natural choice. I worked as a registered nurse off and on through the years, but primarily I stayed home with my four… Read more »

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Jun 24
[CFBA Tour&Review] Chasing Lilacs by Carla Stewart

[CFBA Tour&Review] Chasing Lilacs by Carla Stewart

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Chasing LilacsFaithWords (June 17, 2010)by Carla Stewart ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Carla Stewart’s writing reflects her passion for times gone by. She believed in Jesus, the power of the written word, and a good cup of coffee. She’s a country girl living now in a mid-sized city with her engineering husband who just happens to be her best friend and biggest fan.She and her husband have four adult sons and delight in the adventures of their six grandchildren. FROM CARLA: I grew up in the Texas Panhandle with two younger sisters and loving parents. Small town school. Great neighbors. Today, those small-town, fundamental things resonate within me — the twang in people’s voices, the art of being neighborly and just being a decent human being. Growing up, I preferred the company of books over TV and playing outdoors. I imagined myself in many different careers, but given my down-to-earth raising, I settled on nursing. I didn’t faint at the sight of blood and did well in science, so it seemed a natural choice. I worked as a registered nurse off and on through the years, but primarily I stayed home with my four… Read more »

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Jun 24
[Blog Tour&Review] Caleb+Kate by Cindy Martinusen-Coloma

[Blog Tour&Review] Caleb+Kate by Cindy Martinusen-Coloma

About the Book:As the popular darling of the junior class and heiress to the five-star Monrovi Inn empire, Kate has both everything and nothing. She’s bored with school and life…until she locks eyes with Caleb at a school dance. Caleb is new to Kate’s exclusive prep school, and it’s clear he doesn’t fit in. In fact, he and his dad work in maintenance for Kate’s father. And while Caleb knows better than to spend time with the boss’s daughter, it seems that every time he tries to back away, something pulls him right back in. When their parents demand that they are to stay away from each other, they learn of a fight between their families that occurred more than fifty years ago. It’s a mystery Kate doesn’t understand…but a legacy Caleb has endured his entire life. With the world stacked against them, Caleb and Kate will have to walk by faith to find the path that God has planned for them. About the Author:Cindy began writing around 1988, working on story ideas and writing plays. Her first book was contracted in 1998. Since that time she’s written 8 novels, 2 nonfiction books (coauthor) and over 100 articles, short stories,… Read more »

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Jun 24
[Blog Tour&Review] Caleb+Kate by Cindy Martinusen-Coloma

[Blog Tour&Review] Caleb+Kate by Cindy Martinusen-Coloma

About the Book:As the popular darling of the junior class and heiress to the five-star Monrovi Inn empire, Kate has both everything and nothing. She’s bored with school and life…until she locks eyes with Caleb at a school dance. Caleb is new to Kate’s exclusive prep school, and it’s clear he doesn’t fit in. In fact, he and his dad work in maintenance for Kate’s father. And while Caleb knows better than to spend time with the boss’s daughter, it seems that every time he tries to back away, something pulls him right back in. When their parents demand that they are to stay away from each other, they learn of a fight between their families that occurred more than fifty years ago. It’s a mystery Kate doesn’t understand…but a legacy Caleb has endured his entire life. With the world stacked against them, Caleb and Kate will have to walk by faith to find the path that God has planned for them. About the Author:Cindy began writing around 1988, working on story ideas and writing plays. Her first book was contracted in 1998. Since that time she’s written 8 novels, 2 nonfiction books (coauthor) and over 100 articles, short stories,… Read more »

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Jun 23
[CFRB Blog Tour&Review] Starlighter by Bryan Davis

[CFRB Blog Tour&Review] Starlighter by Bryan Davis

Starlighter by Bryan Davis This month, CFRB presents Starlighter by Bryan Davis. About the Book: In the first novel of a new four-book fantasy series for young adults by bestselling author Bryan Davis, human and dragon worlds collide when Jason Masters enters the dragon planet and meets Koren, a descendant of humans who were kidnapped and are now the dragons’ slaves. About the Author: Bryan Davis is the author of the bestselling fantasy series Dragons in Our Midst, Oracles of Fire and Echoes from the Edge. He and his wife, Susie, have seven children and live in western Tennessee where he continues to cook up his imaginative blend of fantasy and inspiration. Visit Bryan’s website. Purchase Starlighter from Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Check out these other member blogs this week for more info.    My Review: Hmmm….how do you review a book that wasn’t your taste and would only read again if you liked that kind of story? Well I will say that the author is wonderful and has tremendous talent, but that I didn’t like the story only because it’s simply not my taste. I give the author 4 stars for creating a story that teens and adults… Read more »

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Jun 23
[CFRB Blog Tour&Review] Starlighter by Bryan Davis

[CFRB Blog Tour&Review] Starlighter by Bryan Davis

Starlighter by Bryan Davis This month, CFRB presents Starlighter by Bryan Davis. About the Book: In the first novel of a new four-book fantasy series for young adults by bestselling author Bryan Davis, human and dragon worlds collide when Jason Masters enters the dragon planet and meets Koren, a descendant of humans who were kidnapped and are now the dragons’ slaves. About the Author: Bryan Davis is the author of the bestselling fantasy series Dragons in Our Midst, Oracles of Fire and Echoes from the Edge. He and his wife, Susie, have seven children and live in western Tennessee where he continues to cook up his imaginative blend of fantasy and inspiration. Visit Bryan’s website. Purchase Starlighter from Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Check out these other member blogs this week for more info.    My Review: Hmmm….how do you review a book that wasn’t your taste and would only read again if you liked that kind of story? Well I will say that the author is wonderful and has tremendous talent, but that I didn’t like the story only because it’s simply not my taste. I give the author 4 stars for creating a story that teens and adults… Read more »

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