Month: November 2011

Nov 30
Cladach’s Fall Fiction Fling 2011:Face To Face by Catherine Lawton

Cladach’s Fall Fiction Fling 2011:Face To Face by Catherine Lawton

Face To Face Catherine Lawton Cladach Pub July 2004 192 pages Amazon|Publisher Read excerpt here. Set in the tumultuous world during Jesus’ earthly life, here is a timeless story of suffering, longing, and healing. Conflicts arise between a young woman’s devotion to God and the demon that holds her captive; between her attempts to free herself and the judgment and condemnation of others; between the rabbi named Jesus and the legalistic religious leaders; between the daily reality of Roman oppression and the Jewish hopes of a Deliverer-Messiah.A vivid imagining of the account in Luke 13:10-17, where Jesus calls the bent-over woman to himself. About the Author: Catherine was born in Colorado and grew up as a pastor’s daughter in seven towns up and down the state of California. She has loved to write since she was a child, having her first poem published in a national periodical at the age of twelve, and since then her byline has appeared in numerous periodicals and book compilations. She has a BA degree in English from Pasadena College. She served as a church musician for many years, as a private piano teacher, a public school substitute teacher and English reader, and freelance writer and… Read more »

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Nov 29
PICT Review: True Grime by Natasha Deen

PICT Review: True Grime by Natasha Deen

True Grime Natasha Deen Blueberry Hill August 24,2011 276 Pages provided by authorAmazon|BarnesAndNoble|Smashwords RBM’s Disclaimer 5/5 Books Grime cop and teen fairy Pepper Powder lives for one thing: protecting the human species from magical zealots who seek to eradicate them with Violent Illness of Unusual Resistance and Strength (humans call them “viruses,” but their mistake is understandable. The very young often get their words wrong.). When a terrorist leader releases a necrophage bomb, it not only decimates Grime headquarters, it turns Pepper into the magical world’s first fairy amputee—but she’s not going to let a little thing like a missing leg stop her. To catch her criminal, and prevent him from unleashing a VIURS in one of the human world’s biggest shopping centers, West Edmonton Mall, she goes undercover as a human. But once Pepper’s theories of humanity collide with the reality of bullies, cliques, and environmental destruction, will she still believe humanity’s worth saving? About the Author: When I was little, there was only one thing I wanted to be: a superhero. But there came a day when my dreams were broken, and that was the day I realized that being a klutz was not, in fact, a super… Read more »

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Nov 29
Gratitudes Winner!!!

Gratitudes Winner!!!

So, I had SO much fun doing my first Gratitudes Giveaway Blog Hop!!! I had over 400 entries! I have gained so many new lovely followers in addition to my many wonderful, faithful followers from previously. I wish I could give EVERYONE something!!! But, sadly I can’t. So, the lucky winner who will receive a $10 eGC of their choice is……… Winner’s Choice $10 Gift Card +433entries so far OVERcontest is over! AND THE WINNER IS… Entry #243Andrea I results powered by Random.orgWinner has been notified and will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be picked! HAPPY READING! Also, stay tuned….Thursday, December 1st will be the start of another great giveaway hop for another chance to win a great and awesome prize!!!! 

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Nov 27
CBLS Promotions Tour Interview And Excerpt: Chasing Clovers by Kat Flannery

CBLS Promotions Tour Interview And Excerpt: Chasing Clovers by Kat Flannery

Chasing Clovers Kat Flannery Imajin Books eBook Amazon|BarnesAndNoble RBM’s Disclaimer Mail order bride, Livy Green, is desperate to escape the memories of her past. John Taylor will never love another woman again, but his children need a mother. Will they learn to trust each other, or will their pasts interfere?Longing to escape the awful memories and the saloon she once sang in, Livy Green lies about her past so she can be a wife to John Taylor and mother to his two young children. Overwhelmed by the task, she struggles to put her resentment aside and love them as her own. John loved his first wife and is still heartbroken over the loss, but he needs a mother for his children. When his distant and unfriendly mail order bride arrives, he begins to doubt his decision, though one glance into Livy’s terrified green eyes tells him he can’t turn his back on her. As Livy’s past catches up with her and suspicious accidents begin to happen on the ranch, she is tempted to come clean and tell John the truth. But will he send her back if she does? Or will they forever be CHASING CLOVERS? Tell us about Kat… Read more »

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Nov 27
Paranormal Turkey Tour!!!

Paranormal Turkey Tour!!!

Ah yes, Thanksgiving. Nothing says the holidays like sitting around a fully decked out dining room table with mouthwatering temptations waiting to be gobbled up. Everyone waits anxiously for the big reveal… the turkey! Lovingly prepared since early that morning, the turkey is brought out in a covered, silver serving platter. Aunt Edith smacks little Tommy’s hand as he attempts to steal a candied yam dripping with marshmallow. The collective breath is held as the silver cover is removed… revealing… a zombie turkey! What—what? That’s right folks, this year, we are celebrating this American holiday paranormal style. And what says paranormal holiday better than a walking, talking zombie turkey? This zombie turkey brings you important tidings of great prizes that shall be for all people… who participate and win of course. November 25-27 you could win up to $200 in prizes! Three days. Four YA paranormal books. Five chances to win! And who are these crazy paranormal authors? Check them out. It’s like the Nightmare Before Christmas, Thanksgiving style! Emlyn Chand, author of Farsighted “Psychic or not, you’ll never see the end for this one coming! Emlyn Chand is pioneering ‘the next big thing’ for YA.” ~ Emily Reese, author of Second Death Alex… Read more »

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Nov 25
Thankfully Reading Weekend Kick-Off 2011

Thankfully Reading Weekend Kick-Off 2011

So, how was everyone’s Thanksgiving? Stuffed full of food today? Me,too. Well, I’m joining in my first Thankfully Reading Weekend where I’ll actually be participating. It’s hosted by Jenn@ Jenn’s Book Shelves (it’s NOT too late to join—click HERE to sign up!).  I’ll be reading A Knight In Cowboy Boots by Suzie Quint and The Girl Most Likely by Jana Richards(an author requested review and a blog tour book). There are others I’d like to get read from my TBR pile too but will stick with those two for now. More updates tonight, tomorrow and Sunday, with my wrap up posted sometime Monday. 

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Nov 24
Novel Publicity Blog Tour Review: Farsighted By Emlyn Chand

Novel Publicity Blog Tour Review: Farsighted By Emlyn Chand

Farsighted Emlyn Chand Blue Crown Press October 17,2011 224 pages print provided by publisher RBM’s Disclaimer Amazon|BarnesAndNoble 5/5 Books Alex Kosmitoras’s life has never been easy. The only other student who will talk to him is the school bully, his parents are dead-broke and insanely overprotective, and to complicate matters even more, he’s blind. Just when he thinks he’ll never have a shot at a normal life, a new girl from India moves into town. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Yes, sophomore year might not be so bad after all.Unfortunately, Alex is in store for another new arrival—an unexpected and often embarrassing ability to “see” the future. Try as he may, Alex is unable to ignore his visions, especially when they begin to suggest that Simmi is in danger. With the help of the mysterious psychic next door and new friends who come bearing gifts of their own, Alex must embark on a journey to change his future. About the Author:Emlyn Chand has always loved to hear and tell stories, having emerged from the womb with a fountain pen grasped firmly in her left hand… Read more »

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Nov 23
CFBA Tour Preview: Promise Brides by S. Dionne Moore

CFBA Tour Preview: Promise Brides by S. Dionne Moore

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Promise Brides Barbour Books (November 1, 2011) by S. Dionne Moore ABOUT THE AUTHOR: S. Dionne Moore resides in South Central PA with her family. She is a weekly contributor to The Borrowed Book where she posts tips on the writing life, recipes, and teaches on various writing-related subjects. In addition to writing cozy mysteries, she pens historical romances that bring strong focus to locales within her region of Pennsylvania as a way of indulging her passion for history. In Fall of 2011 her first of three romances set in Wyoming, A Sheepherder’s Song, will release. ABOUT THE BOOK Love is the same, no matter when, no matter where—it never comes without sacrifice. Theodore risks capture for Ellie, but will their hope for a future together be defeated? Can Marylu trust Chester, or is she asking for another broken heart? Will Alaina and Jack find common ground, or will flood waters destroy any possible future? Enjoy three romances from the historic state of Pennsylvania. If you would like to read the first chapter of Promise Brides, go HERE.

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Nov 22
Book Review: The Undertaker by William Brown

Book Review: The Undertaker by William Brown

The Undertaker William Brown self-published January 10, 2011 eBook provided by author RBM’s Disclaimer Kindle|Nook|Sony 5/5 Books About the Book:Pete Talbott is a California native and harried Boston computer wonk still grieving over the death of his wife Terri, when he found himself at the wrong end of Gino Parini’s .45 reading his own obituary torn from that morning’s newspaper. Talbott figured it was all a big mistake until Parini showed him his wife’s obituary too, and this was a mystery Talbott couldn’t leave alone. From a funeral home in Indiana, to car chases on the Dan Ryan, a bloody Back Bay townhouse, snipers in New York City’s Washington Square, sleazy lawyers, corrupt County sheriffs, mafia hit men, the FBI, an army of Chicago cops, and that unforgettable scene in the upper berth of an Amtrak Train, “The Undertaker” is a thrill ride with a touch of humor and romance. Someone with a penchant for sharp scalpels and embalming tables is planting bodies under other people’s names; and if Talbott doesn’t stop them, he and his quirky new girlfriend, Sandy Kasmarek, will be next on the Undertaker’s list. About the Author:Bill Brown is the author of The Undertaker, his sixth… Read more »

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