Month: October 2011

Oct 31
Tribute Books Blog Tour Review: Ding Dong The Diva’s Dead by Cat Melodia

Tribute Books Blog Tour Review: Ding Dong The Diva’s Dead by Cat Melodia

Title:Ding Dong The Diva’s DeadAuthor:Cat MelodiaPublisher:Camel PressRelease Date:January 30, 2011Pages:246Source:publisher|My FTC DisclaimerPurchase: Kindle|Nook|SmashwordsRating:4/5 Books About the Book:Deborah de Lille is an opera singer—in the least grand sense. Debbie doesn’t foresee a future beyond Handel Messiahs and low-budget tours … until her agent finagles her a minor role with a small-town company. The artists assembled for this production of Offenbach’s spooky opera, Tales of Hoffmann, have more than opera on their minds. Their games of love are not for the faint of heart, and the cutthroat atmosphere may have become literal. How far are they willing to go to advance their careers and even the score? The singer Debbie replaced died under suspicious circumstances, and after another minor player bows out suddenly, she is also given her role. Now she has two small roles that no one in their right mind would kill for. So, either someone isn’t in their right mind, or the close calls threatening Debbie’s safety are all unlucky coincidences. Add to the mix three preening tenors, a sexy lesbian director, a vengeful conductor, an obscenely rich and Hollywood-handsome general director, a fading Italian pop star, a trio of bitchy leading sopranos, an ambitious understudy, countless attention-starved underlings, an… Read more »

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Oct 31
CFBA Tour Preview: Maggie’s Journey by Lena Nelson Dooley

CFBA Tour Preview: Maggie’s Journey by Lena Nelson Dooley

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Maggie’s Journey Realms (October 4, 2011) by Lena Nelson Dooley ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Award-winning author, Lena Nelson Dooley, has more than 675,000 books in print. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers https://www.acfw.com/ and president of the local chapter, DFW Ready Writers. She’s also a member of Christian Authors Network, CROWN Fiction Marketing, and Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas. Lena loves James, her children, grandchildren, and great grandson. She loves chocolate, cherries, chocolate-covered cherries, and spending time with friends. Travel is always on her horizon. Cruising, Galveston, the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, Mexico. One day it will be Hawaii and Australia, but probably not the same year. Helping other authors become published really floats her boat, with fifteen signing their first book contract after her mentoring. Three of her books have been awarded the Carol Award silver pins from American Christian Fiction Writers and she has received the ACFW Mentor of the Year award at their national conference. The high point of her day is receiving feedback from her readers, especially people whose lives have been changed by her books. And she loves chocolate, especially dark chocolate. Her last… Read more »

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Oct 27
THREE sets of winners!!!

THREE sets of winners!!!

1 eBook-Keta Diablo’s Backlist-INTERNATIONAL +19entries so far OVERcontest is over! AND THE WINNER IS… Entry #7Victoria Zumbrum results powered by Random.org Beyond All Measure by Dorothy Love (US and Canada ONLY) +35entries so far OVERcontest is over! AND THE WINNER IS… Entry #27Laura Fabiani results powered by Random.org How To Party With A Killer Vampire by Penny Warner-US Residents Only +31entries so far OVERcontest is over! AND THE WINNER IS… Entry #25Cheryl Malandrinos results powered by Random.org

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Oct 26
AWESOME AMISH GIVEAWAY***THREE WINNERS!

AWESOME AMISH GIVEAWAY***THREE WINNERS!

I’m pleased to participate in this awesome book tour, Amish Country Holiday Book Tour…….and I don’t even have to leave the comfort of my own home. How am I participating???? Why hosting an AWESOME giveaway of course!!! That’s right. I am proud to announce that I get to giveaway some awesome stuff to 3 lucky winners! Here’s what I’m giving away: 1 winner will receive a bag that features the logo for the Amish Country Holiday Book Tour, 1 TShirt (Adult size S) that features the tour logo, and one SIGNED book from Amy Clipston (Naomi’s Gift) 1 winner will receive a bag that features the logo for the Amish Country Holiday Book Tour, 1 TShirt (Adult size L) that features the tour logo, and one SIGNED book from Shelley Shepard Gray (Winter’s Awakening) 1 winner will receive a bag that features the logo for the Amish Country Holiday Book Tour, 1 TShirt (Adult size XL) that features the tour logo, and one SIGNED book from Vanetta Chapman (Falling To Pieces), and 1 Amish Christmas Ornament, made from the amazingly talented craftsmen of Wendell August Forge(which by the way, is one amazing place to go to..LOVE it there, where you can… Read more »

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Oct 25
GlassRoads PR Tour & Spotlight: The Opposite Of Art by Athol Dickson

GlassRoads PR Tour & Spotlight: The Opposite Of Art by Athol Dickson

Title:The Opposite Of ArtAuthor:Athol DicksonPublisher:Howard BooksRelease Date:September 13,2011Pages:384Source:Publisher|My FTC DisclaimerPurchase: Amazon|BarnesAndNoble|DeeperShopping About the Book:A great artist is cast into the icy Harlem River by a hit-and-run driver. His heart stops, and he sees something that defies description. Presumed dead by all who knew him and obsessed with the desire to paint the inexpressible, he embarks on a pilgrimage to seek help from holy men around the globe. But is it possible to see eternity without becoming lost within it? After a quarter of a century, when the world begins to whisper that he may be alive, two people come looking for the artist: the daughter he never knew existed, and the murderer who hit him on the bridge all those years ago. About the Author:Athol Dickson is the publisher of the popular news website, DailyCristo.com, and the author of seven novels and the bestselling memoir, The Gospel according to Moses. His novels of suspense and magical realism have been honored with three Christy Awards and an Audie Award, and compared to the work of Octavia Butler (by Publisher’s Weekly) and Flannery O’Connor (by The New York Times). He and his wife live in Southern California. My Review:COMING SOON!!!!

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Oct 25
PUYB Tour Review: Pumbkin Roll by Josi Kilpack

PUYB Tour Review: Pumbkin Roll by Josi Kilpack

Title:Pumpkin RollAuthor:Josi KilpackSeries:Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery,#6Publisher:Deseret Book Inc. Release Date:September 2011Pages:368Source:author|My FTC DisclaimerPurchase: Amazon|BarnesAndNoble|PublisherRating:5/5 Books About the Book: About the Author:Josi has combined her love of MOST things edible and her love of writing into the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery series. Blackberry Crumble is the fifth book in what will be an eight book series. When Josi isn’t cooking or writing she’s trying to say ahead of her four children, hiding somewhere with a book in hand, or enjoying her backyard chickens. Josi and her family live in Willard, UT. My Review:Yummy! SO happy to have had the chance to read this book, #6 in Ms. Kilpack’s culinary mystery series! There’s nothing better than a fantastically written mystery that’s filled with lots of yummo recipes. That’s exactly what we get treated to with this new addition to the Sadie Hoffmiller series. Sadly, I STILL have not read books 1-3, but I have read books 4-6 now! YAY for me! I am still going to go back and read the first 3, eventually. This is one hoppin’ great mystery series. The best part? They all keep you caught up and you are never lost, so they easily read as a stand alones…. Read more »

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Oct 25
CFBA Tour&Preview: Attracted To Fire by DiAnn Mills

CFBA Tour&Preview: Attracted To Fire by DiAnn Mills

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Attracted to Fire Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (October 1, 2011) by DiAnn Mills ABOUT THE AUTHOR: DiAnn Mills believes her readers should “Expect an Adventure.” She is a fiction writer who combines an adventuresome spirit with unforgettable characters to create action-packed novels. Her books have won many awards through American Christian Fiction Writers, and she is the recipient of the Inspirational Reader’s Choice award for 2005, 2007, and 2010. She was a Christy Award finalist in 2008 and a Christy winner in 2010. DiAnn is a founding board member for American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Inspirational Writers Alive, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and is the Craftsman Mentor for the Christian Writer’s Guild. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops. DiAnn and her husband live in Houston, Texas. Visit her website at: www.diannmills.com or find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/diannmills ABOUT THE BOOK Special Agent Meghan Connors’ dream of one day protecting the president of the United States is about to come true. Only one assignment stands in her way. After the vice president’s rebellious daughter is threatened, Meghan is assigned to her protective detail on a… Read more »

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Oct 22
CFBA Tour&Preview: Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin

CFBA Tour&Preview: Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Wonderland Creek Bethany House (October 1, 2011) by Lynn Austin ABOUT THE AUTHOR: For many years, Lynn Austin nurtured a desire to write but frequent travels and the demands of her growing family postponed her career. When her husband’s work took Lynn to Bogota, Colombia, for two years, she used the B.A. she’d earned at Southern Connecticut State University to become a teacher. After returning to the U.S., the Austins moved to Anderson, Indiana, Thunder Bay, Ontario, and later to Winnipeg, Manitoba. It was during the long Canadian winters at home with her children that Lynn made progress on her dream to write, carving out a few hours of writing time each day while her children napped. Lynn credits her early experience of learning to write amid the chaos of family life for her ability to be a productive writer while making sure her family remains her top priority. Extended family is also very important to Austin, and it was a lively discussion between Lynn, her mother, grandmother (age 98), and daughter concerning the change in women’s roles through the generations that sparked the inspiration for her novel Eve’s Daughters. Along… Read more »

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Oct 21
TWO Winners!!!

TWO Winners!!!

1 eCopy of Benefits Of Sharing by Leslie Lee Sanders +9entries so far OVERcontest is over! AND THE WINNER IS… Entry #1Victoria Zumbrum results powered by Random.org 1 eCopy of Expendable by Maggie Jaimeson-INTERNATIONAL +24entries so far OVERcontest is over! AND THE WINNER IS… Entry #15Beth C results powered by Random.org

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Oct 21
PUYB Tour Review: A Christmas Secret by Candace Hall

PUYB Tour Review: A Christmas Secret by Candace Hall

Title:A Christmas SecretAuthor:Candace HallPublisher:Tate PublishingRelease Date:July 5, 2011Pages:36Source:author|My FTC DisclaimerPurchase: Amazon|BarnesAndNoble|PublisherRating:5/5 Books About the Book:When Santa’s reindeer discover a lost kitten named O’Malley, they have no choice but to rescue him and bring him back to the North Pole. Soon all the residents of the North Pole are doing their part to save O’Malley, including Broome, the head Elf, and Wilma the mouse. Because only those who were born in the the North Pole can live there, everyone decides to keep O’Malley a secret–until O’Malley goes missing. Will O’Malley be able to stay in the North Pole? What will Santa think about ‘A Christmas Secret’? About the Author:Who would have thought a California girl would grow up to love the magic of a snowy Christmas and the mysteries of the North Pole. The scent of pine needles fills the air as the sleepy eyes of six small children begin to open. Then it begins “The Great Race.” Who will get to the presents first? The sounds of wrapping paper tearing, children laughing, and toys strewn everywhere. This was Christmas Day for Candace Hall’s family in Los Angeles, California. There were no snowflakes and Santa led a parade down Hollywood Blvd. As… Read more »

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