Month: June 2011

Jun 29
PUYB Blog Tour & Review: Ladies And Gentlemen…..The Redeemers by Michael Scott Miller

PUYB Blog Tour & Review: Ladies And Gentlemen…..The Redeemers by Michael Scott Miller

About the Book:Ladies and Gentlemen…The Redeemers tells the story of Bert Ingram, once a successful rep in the music industry, who has lost his way. Desperate for redemption, the perpetual dreamer decides to put together a band, recruiting musicians who have only one thing in common: the need to overcome a significant obstacle in their lives. The volatile mix of the musicians’ personalities and backgrounds threatens to derail the band at every opportunity, but in time, the Redeemers begin to realize they have more to gain from one another than they ever could have imagined. About the Author:Michael Scott Miller works with numbers by day in the business world and with words by night. He began writing shortly after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania and has had his work published in the Welcomat (now Philadelphia Weekly) and wrote music reviews for the Wharton Journal while his wife was getting her degree there. Miller’s debut novel, Ladies and Gentlemen…The Redeemers, has been downloaded more than ten thousand times and has received tremendously positive reader feedback, earning 4-star to 5-star ratings at Amazon, barnesandnoble.com, Smashwords, and Kobo. The complete set of reader reviews and comments can be accessed at https://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/40309/ …. Read more »

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Jun 28
CFBA Blog Tour&Preview: Bridge To A Distant Star by Carolyn Williford

CFBA Blog Tour&Preview: Bridge To A Distant Star by Carolyn Williford

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Bridge to a Distant Star David C. Cook; New edition (June 1, 2011) by Carolyn Williford ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Carolyn Williford has authored seven books, including Jordan’s Bend, Devotions for Families That Can’t Sit Still, and Faith Tango, as well as numerous articles. She and her husband, Craig, live in Deerfield, Illinois, where he serves as president of Trinity International University. They have two children and four grandchildren. ABOUT THE BOOK It All Comes Tumbling Down As a storm rages in the night, unwary drivers venture onto Tampa Bay’s most renowned bridge. No one sees the danger ahead. No one notices the jagged gap hidden by the darkness and rain. Yet when the bridge collapses vehicles careen into the churning waters of the bay below. In that one catastrophic moment, three powerful stories converge: a family ravaged by their child’s heartbreaking news, a marriage threatened by its own facade, and a college student burdened by self doubt. As each story unfolds, the characters move steadily closer to that fateful moment on the bridge. And while each character searches for grace, the storms in their lives loom as large as the storm that… Read more »

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Jun 27
Glass Roads Blog Tour&Review: Forever After ( A Hanover Falls Novel, #2) by Deborah Raney

Glass Roads Blog Tour&Review: Forever After ( A Hanover Falls Novel, #2) by Deborah Raney

About the Book:Jenna Morgan mourned the loss of her husband, Zach, in the fire that destroyed the Hanover Falls homeless shelter and claimed the lives of three other firefighters. A year later, her ability to keep up the charade of prosperity she and Zach lived is at an end. Even with financial help from Zach’s parents, she can’t make the mortgage and credit card payments. But Jenna Morgan refuses to go back to the trailer home life from which she escaped. She’s come so far. She just can’t go back to that. Lucas Vermontez has endured physical therapy for a year, but the legs crushed while he fought the homeless shelter fire are nowhere near 100% yet. Will his dream of returning to the fire station ever become reality? And can he conquer these feelings he has for his best buddy’s widow? About the Author:Deborah Raney is the award-winning author of several novels, including A Nest of Sparrows and the RITA award winning Beneath a Southern Sky and its sequel, After the Rains. Deborah’s first novel, A Vow to Cherish, was the inspiration for World Wide Pictures’ highly acclaimed film of the same title, which in December 2004 aired on… Read more »

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Jun 26
Book Review: The Ambition by Lee Strobel

Book Review: The Ambition by Lee Strobel

About the Book:A corrupt judge in a mob murder case. A disillusioned pastor, hungry for power. A cynical reporter, sniffing for a scandal. A gambling addict whose secret tape threatens the lives of everyone who hears it. New York Times bestselling author, Lee Strobel, weaves these edgy characters into an intricate thriller set in a gleaming, suburban megachurch, a big-city newspaper struggling for survival, and the shadowy corridors of political intrigue. The unexpected climax is as gripping as the contract killing that punctuates the opening scene. About the Author:Lee Strobel is an award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and a New York Times bestselling author. After years of nonfiction bestsellers, he is publishing his debut fiction novel, a legal thriller. Lee is a Yale Law School graduate, accomplished journalist, and world-renowned speaker. My Review:Absolutely different. Not in a bad way, mind you. Lee Strobel is an amazing author when he is writing his Case books. I love them. My dad has a whole collection of them, that I love to break into from time to time. They are stunning and amazing. But, when he writes fiction, well….let’s just say that while his writing is not terrible, it’s certainly not… Read more »

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Jun 24
YP Publishing Blog Tour& Guest Post: Boost Your Revenues by Turning People Away’s Alison Silbert

YP Publishing Blog Tour& Guest Post: Boost Your Revenues by Turning People Away’s Alison Silbert

As a child, I wrote lots of stories in school and did loads of journaling in my teen years. In 2004, I received certification in technical writing at George Brown College. I started to write simple articles in the second year I was running my internet marketing business as a way to generate prospects’ interest, exposure and credibility. I found that I tremendously enjoyed writing as a way of expressing my unique abilities to teach others about online marketing and constructing websites, that I ended up continuing to write articles. A colleague had suggested I put commonly asked questions into a book that I could hand out to prospective clients; it seemed like a good idea, so I went ahead and wrote the outline, then found a couple of potential book publishers (two of which showed interest in the outline). I completed the copy of the book, resubmitted the full manuscript to the same two publishers outlining the pre-qualifying process I had already completed, and we signed a deal. Boost your Revenues by Turning People Away was born as a result of a desire to help a different demographic of people in the entrepreneurial world. Having run my online marketing… Read more »

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Jun 23
FIRST Wild Card Tour&Preview: The Blackberry Bush by David Husholder

FIRST Wild Card Tour&Preview: The Blackberry Bush by David Husholder

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: David Housholder and the book: The Blackberry Bush Summerside Press (June 1, 2011) ***Special thanks to Audra Jennings, Senior Media Specialist, The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: David Housholder is a philosophical-spiritual influencer, a sponsored snowboarder and a surfing instructor who dreams of making this world a better place. As the senior pastor at Robinwood Church, an indie warehouse church near the beach in California, he can often be found preaching verse by verse in his bare feet. With his increasing desire to change the… Read more »

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Jun 21
Kregel Blog Tour&Review: How Huge The Night by Heather Munn and Lydia Munn

Kregel Blog Tour&Review: How Huge The Night by Heather Munn and Lydia Munn

About the Book:Fifteen-year-old Julien Losier just wants to fit in. But after his family moves to a small village in central France in hopes of outrunning the Nazis, he is suddenly faced with bigger challenges than the taunting oflocal teens. Nina Krenkel left her country to obey her father’s dying command: Take your brother and leave Austria. Burn your papers. Tell no one you are Jews. Alone and on the run, she arrives in Tanieux, France, dangerouslyill and in despair. Thrown together by the chaos of war, Julien begins to feel the terrible weight of the looming conflict and Nina fights to survive. As France falls to the Nazis, Julien struggles with doing what is right, even if it is notenough—and wonders whether or not he really can save Nina from almost certain death. Based on the true story of the town of Le Chambon—the only French town honored by Israel for rescuing Jews from the Holocaust—How Huge the Night is a compelling, coming-of-age drama that will keepteens turning the pages as it teaches them about a fascinating period of history and inspires them to think more deeply about their everyday choices. About the Author(s):Heather Munn was born in Northern Ireland of American parents and grew up in the south… Read more »

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Jun 20
PUYB Blog Tour&Review: Airel by Chris White and Aaron Patterson

PUYB Blog Tour&Review: Airel by Chris White and Aaron Patterson

About the Book:All Airel ever wanted to be was normal, to disappear into the crowd. But bloodlines can produce surprises, like sudden mysterious illness. Then there’s Michael Alexander, the new guy in school, who is impossibly gorgeous…and captivated by her. Somewhere in the back of her mind she can hear the sound of pages turning, and another, older story being written. It is the story of an ancient family, of great warriors, of the Sword of Light, and the struggle against an evil so terrible, so far-reaching, that it threatens everything she hopes for even now. Airel knew change would be inevitable as life went on. But can she hold on when murder and darkness begin to close in and take away everything she loves? Will she have what it takes when the truth is finally revealed? About the Author(s): Aaron Patterson is the author of the bestselling WJA series as well as a two Digital Shorts 19 and The Craigslist Killer. He was homeschooled and grew up in the west. Aaron loved to read from a small child and would often be found behind a book and would read 1-3 a day on average. This love drove him to… Read more »

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Jun 19
Revell Blog Tour&Review: Double Take by Melody Carlson

Revell Blog Tour&Review: Double Take by Melody Carlson

About the Book:It’s spring break of her senior year and Madison Van Buren is fed up. Stressed over Ivy League pressure, her parents’ marital problems, and her boyfriend’s neglect, Madison gets in her car and drives west. Meanwhile, eighteen-year-old Anna Bronner wants to escape the so-called simple life–which for her consists of caring for younger siblings, sewing, cooking, and gardening–and she’s well aware that her future will simply be more of the same with a man she doesn’t love. Suddenly, worlds collide when Madison and Anna meet in a small town, realize they look uncannily similar, and decide the grass is definitely greener on the other side. Readers will love this funny and provocative tale of switching places from bestselling author Melody Carlson. As they get a glimpse into two very different worlds, they may find themselves happy to be just who they are, where they are. About the Author:Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books with sales of more than five million. She is the author of several Christmas books from Revell, including the bestselling The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Dog, and Christmas at Harrington’s, which is being considered for a TV movie. She is… Read more »

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Jun 01
Two sets of WINNERS!!!!

Two sets of WINNERS!!!!

The Winner of TEN BEACH ROAD is…….. Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers: 5 April!!! The TWO Winners of ISLAND GIRL are…… Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers: 3 Marjorie!!!15 nfmgirl!!! Winners have been notified and will have 72 hours to reply! Congratulations!

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