Month: May 2011

May 31
TLC Blog Tour&Review: Almost Home (The Chesapeake Diaries, #3) by Mariah Stewart

TLC Blog Tour&Review: Almost Home (The Chesapeake Diaries, #3) by Mariah Stewart

About the Book:When she was young, Steffie Wyler always knew exactly what she wanted to do with her life: 1. Make ice cream. 2. Marry the coolest boy in town. 3. Live happily ever after. These days, Steffie is the proud owner of One Scoop or Two, a wildly popular ice cream parlor. But the cool guy left town right after high school, before they could scratch the surface of their mutual attraction to see what, if anything, lay beneath. Steffie’s made a great life for herself in St. Dennis, but true love has never come knocking. Wade MacGregor left for college in Texas and remained there to start a successful business with his best friend, Robin Kennedy, but he’s always felt something was missing. Then life throws him a curveball: A third partner has robbed the company blind, and Robin has died—but not before entrusting Wade with a precious secret. Now back in St. Dennis, Wade’s determined to do whatever it takes to protect his friend’s legacy—and to figure out, once and for all, if the sparks that fly whenever he’s with Steffie are just temporary fireworks or the lights in the window leading him home. About the Author:Mariah… Read more »

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May 30
Book Review: Home Again (Chesapeake Diaries, #2) by Mariah Stewart

Book Review: Home Again (Chesapeake Diaries, #2) by Mariah Stewart

About the Book:Dallas MacGregor is living the Hollywood dream. At thirtysomething, she’s an award-winning actress beloved by the public and bound for even bigger success. But when her soon-to-be-ex-husband, producer Emilio Baird, is caught in a sex scandal, Dallas’s charmed life turns tabloid nightmare. Determined to shield her young son, Cody, from the ugly uproar, Dallas seeks refuge in sleepy St. Dennis, Maryland—the Chesapeake Bay town where her happiest childhood days were spent. Reunited with her boisterous great-aunt, Dallas wants nothing more than to leave her Hollywood days behind. And when she crosses paths with local veterinarian Grant Wyler, her high school summer love, she finds he’s everything she remembers, and more—and that the spark is still there. But Dallas’s promising new life takes a troubling turn when the unimaginable happens and she finds herself living a mother’s worst nightmare—and Emilio storms into St. Dennis to save the day, along with his damaged career. Trapped in the unwanted glare of the limelight once again, Dallas discovers that it’s coolheaded Grant who is willing to risk everything to protect her and her son, and to secure the future they were always meant to share. About the Author:Mariah Stewart is the award-winning… Read more »

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May 28
DVD Review: The Grandfathers

DVD Review: The Grandfathers

About the DVD:A young man, deep in the Amazon jungle, searches for his identity while living with the primitive tribe that murdered his grandfather. The Grandfathers is a motion-graphics documentary by writer/director Jim Hanon and producer Mart Green. It completes the inspiring trilogy that began with Beyond the Gates of Splendor and was followed by End of the Spear. Jesse Saint struggles to find his place in a world dominated by the memory of a famous grandfather he never knew and a heroic father he cannot understand. Years spent among the Waodani and his friendship with the three men who took part in his grandfather’s murder teach him the healing power of dignity, respect and forgiveness. In the heart of the jungle, Jesse must confront his family’s past as he determines his own future. This documentary is a moving tribute to a young man’s quest for significance and purpose – and his remarkable impact on the three tribal elders who, unwittingly, are on a quest of their own. My Review: I don’t normally watch any kind of documentaries. They are just BORING to me. But, something called out to me when I had the chance to review this DVD and… Read more »

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May 28
Revell Blog Tour&Review: A Killer Among Us (Women of Justice, bk 3) by Lynette Eason

Revell Blog Tour&Review: A Killer Among Us (Women of Justice, bk 3) by Lynette Eason

About the Book:What happens when the hunter . . . becomes the hunted? Kit Kenyon is a first-rate hostage negotiator. Noah Lambert is a good detective with excellent instincts. These new partners have hardly had time to get used to each other when they are thrown into a grisly murder case. As evidence mounts up and more victims are found, Kit and Noah realize they are on the hunt for a serial killer. The problem is, he may be hunting one of them too. With nail-biting suspense, clever plot twists, and a hint of romance,A Killer Among Us is the latest thriller from Lynette Eason. About the Author:Lynette Eason is the author of Too Close to Home, Don’t Look Back, and three other romantic suspense novels. She is a member of American Fiction Christian Writers and Romance Writers of America. A homeschooling mother of two, she has a master’s degree in education from Converse College. She lives in South Carolina. My Review:For those of you who know me you’ll know that one of my favorite genres in Suspense. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. And, I also LOVE LOVE LOVE the Women of Justice series and Lynette Eason’s absolutely FANTASTIC writing… Read more »

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May 27
FIRST WildCard Tour Preview: Unbridled Hope (Bk 3, Lonestar Legends) by Loree Lough

FIRST WildCard Tour Preview: Unbridled Hope (Bk 3, Lonestar Legends) by Loree Lough

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Loree Lough and the book: Unbridled Hope (Book Three in the Lone Star Legends Series) Whitaker House (July 5, 2011) ***Special thanks to Cathy Hickling of Whitaker House for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Loree Lough is a well-known, beloved Christian romance writer with nearly three million books in circulation. She’s released 78 books, including one that’s been optioned for a TV movie, 68 short stories, and over 2,500 articles. A tireless advocate of Christian fiction, she’s recognized as a leader in the genre and spends time mentoring aspiring… Read more »

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May 27
Blog Tour&Review: Once We Were Kings By Ian Alexander

Blog Tour&Review: Once We Were Kings By Ian Alexander

About the Book:Two kingdoms, five centuries, one destiny In a world where the Sojourners, a nearly extinct race with preternatural abilities struggle to preserve their faith and heritage, destiny thrusts two youths from opposing nations into the heart of a centuries-old conflict. Render, an orphan from the outskirts of the culturally enlightened Kingdom of Valdshire Tor, escapes slavery and seeks the truth about his true identity only to discover a web of conspiracies. This quest leads to the revelation of his uncanny ability to wield the destructive forces of nature. Ahndien, sole survivor of a heinous raid on her peaceful village in the Eastern Kingdom of Tian Kuo, embarks on a journey to find her father, now a captive of Torian troops. What she uncovers surpasses anything she can imagine as she masters the ability to manipulate fire. Guided by shape-shifting spirits, Render and Ahndien’s fates collide when first they meet as mortal enemies. However, to save their people from annihilation, they must unite both kingdoms against a terrifying enemy that threatens to destroy both realms. But how can a young slave and a peasant bring sworn enemies of half a millennium together? ONCE WE WERE KINGS: The first book… Read more »

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May 27
TLC Blog Tour&Review: The Beach Trees by Karen White

TLC Blog Tour&Review: The Beach Trees by Karen White

About the Book:In her new novel, White, the national bestselling author of On Folly Beach and the award-winning author of thirteen previous books, weaves together themes of Southern culture, the powerful bond of family, to courage to rebuild in the face of destruction and personal triumph to create an incredibly moving story her fans are sure to embrace. In the aftermath of tragedy, life goes on—painful and forever altered, but ripe with new beginnings. For Julie Holt, traveling to the beautiful but ravaged coast of Biloxi, Mississippi, is a journey into a secret past and a life she never expected. Julie first knew loss at the age of twelve when her sister disappeared, never to be found. As her once close-knit family grew apart, Julie’s mother obsessively searched for the girl and when her mother died, Julie took up the search, never letting go of the hope. Then at an art exhibition in New York she meets Monica—a struggling artist and single mother who reminds Julie so much of her sister that she can’t help feeling drawn to her. Monica paints a vivid picture of her family, but never says why or how she lost contact with them. She has… Read more »

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May 26
I have winners!!!

I have winners!!!

And the lucky three who will each receive a copy of THE GUARDIAN are….. Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers: 8 Tore!!!18 latishajean!!!9 Margaret!!! Congratulations and happy reading! An email has been sent and the winners have 72 hours to reply or new winners will be drawn!

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May 26
PUYB Blog Tour&Review: Murder On The Interstate by Jean Henry Mead

PUYB Blog Tour&Review: Murder On The Interstate by Jean Henry Mead

About the Book:Two feisty 60-year old women sleuths encounter murder, homegrown terrorism, kidnapping and disasters as they travel Arizona in their motorhome. The third novel in the Logan & Cafferty mystery/suspense series, Murder on the Interstate will leave you breathless. About the Author: Jean Henry Mead is a mystery/suspense and western historical novelist. She’s also an award-winning photojournalist. One of her fortes is interviewing writers, actors, politicians, artists and ordinary people who have accomplished extraordinary things. She began her writing career as a California news reporter/editor/photographer, first in Central California and later in San Diego. Mead then transferred to Casper, Wyoming, to serve as a staff writer for the statewide newspaper. While there she served as editor of In Wyoming Magazine and two small presses. She also freelanced for other magazines, both domestically and abroad, among them the Denver Post’s Empire Magazine. Her first book was published in 1981. She’s since published thirteen novels and nonfiction books. She currently writes the Hamilton Kids children’s mystery series as well as the Logan & Cafferty mystery/suspense series. Her latest release in the Logan & Cafferty series is Murder on the Interstate. Visit Jean online at www.jeanhenrymead.com. She also blogs at: https://mysteriouspeople.blogspot.com/ https://writersofthewest.blogspot.com/… Read more »

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May 25
Armchair BEA Day 3: Shoutin’ About My Favorite Bloggers

Armchair BEA Day 3: Shoutin’ About My Favorite Bloggers

Day 3 of The Armchair BEA is all about Networking and our buds in the blogosphere. Today BEA is doing interviews. Since I was a late comer to Armchair BEA, I’m just going to shout out about my favorite blogs. It’s hard to keep up with ALL the blogs that I follow, and if I had the time, I would list each and every one of you! I LOVE them all! From authors, to bloggers, to giveaway hosts and in between, these people rock the blogger world! Blogs by Authors: My all time FAVORITE author’s blog: Vincent Zandri’s THE VINCENT ZANDRI VOX (this guy ROCKS!!!)  My second all time FAVORITE author is a Christian Historical Fiction author: Roseanna White’s WRITING ROSEANNA New crime fiction author: Ben Sobieck’s Blog My blogging buds:These people are rockin’ awesome! I LOVE LOVE LOVE their blogs and follow them faithfully( I wish I could name them all!)! Michelle V’s LIFE IN REVIEW April S’s CAFE OF DREAMS~ BOOK REVIEWS Farrah K’s THE BOOK FAERY REVIEWS Tammy G’s TAMMY’S BOOK PARLOR Mark B’s THOUGHTS OF A SOJOURNER Giovanni G’s GELATI’S SCOOP Janet T’s JANET’S TREASURES Cheryl M’s BOOKS, PRODUCTS and MORE!  I so wish I could… Read more »

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