Month: January 2012

Jan 31
Author Interview: Joel M. Andre

Author Interview: Joel M. Andre

And he’s back! 🙂 I love visitors here at Reviews By Molly and Joel M. Andre is one of the best authors around so it’s ALWAYS a treat! This time, he’s back with an interview on book marketing. This should be excellent for my author friends. Let’s see what he has to say…. Welcome back to Reviews By Molly, Joel 🙂 Thank you for having me. This means a lot to me. Tell us about the marketing of the books. What goes into that? Well, marketing for books takes quite a bit of time. The goal is to get the information out there in front of enough people that they take some interest in your books. This is done through advertising on websites, banner ads and a number of other advertising tools as well. Is it easier to sell print books or eBooks? I think it is easier to sell eBooks. Since you don’t have the printing fees attached to them, you can offer them at a reasonable cost. More importantly, I think more people are turning to eBook readers for a majority of their books since they do take up less space. What is the social networking like when… Read more »

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Jan 31
FIRST WildCard Tour Preview: Threads Of Hope by Andrea Boeshaar

FIRST WildCard Tour Preview: Threads Of Hope by Andrea Boeshaar

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:   Andrea Boeshaar   and the book:   Threads of Hope (Fabric of Time) Realms (January 3, 2012) ***Special thanks to Jon Wooten of Charisma House for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar is a certified Christian life coach; a popular speaker at writers’ conferences, workshops, and women’s groups; and the author of numerous published books, including the Seasons of Redemption series: Unwilling Warrior, Uncertain Heart, Unexpected Love, and Undaunted Faith. Visit the author’s website. SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION: Kristin Eikaas has her hopes set on a new… Read more »

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Jan 30
CLP Blog Tour Review: Thank You For Flying Air Zoe by Erik Atwell

CLP Blog Tour Review: Thank You For Flying Air Zoe by Erik Atwell

Thank You For Flying Air Zoe Erik Atwell Booktrope Editions June 15,2011 258 pages Amazon|B&N RBM’s Disclaimer provided by author 4/5 Books Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fasten Seat Belt sign has been turned on, but feel free to ignore it, because sometimes life is best lived on its dizzy edges. Your cruising altitude today will be sky high, and you will be flying at staggering speeds as you travel alongside Zoe Tisdale, former Valley Girl and rock star turned bored butter saleswoman. On the heels of a brush with mortality, Zoe concludes that she’s been letting time pass her by. Realizing she needs to awaken her life’s tired refrains, Zoe vows to recapture the one chapter of her life that truly mattered to her – her days as drummer for The Flip-Flops, a spirited, sassy all-girl garage band that almost hit the big time back in 1987. But reuniting the band won’t be easy. The girls who were once the whiz kid guitarist, the prom queen bass player, and the hippie lead singer grew up and became women who are now a reclusive dog trainer, a wealthy socialite, and a sociopathic environmentalist. Will Zoe bring the band back together and… Read more »

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Jan 30
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Chasing Mona Lisa by Tricia Goyer/Mike Yorkey + Giveaway

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Chasing Mona Lisa by Tricia Goyer/Mike Yorkey + Giveaway

Chasing Mona Lisa Tricia Goyer|Mike Yorkey Revell Books January 1, 2012 325 pages Amazon|B&N provided by publisher RBM’s Disclaimer 5/5 Books It is August 1944 and Paris is on the cusp of liberation. As the soldiers of the Third Reich flee the Allied advance, they ravage the country, stealing countless pieces of art. Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring will stop at nothing to claim the most valuable one of all, the Mona Lisa, as a post-war bargaining chip to get him to South America. Can Swiss OSS agents Gabi Mueller and Eric Hofstadler rescue DaVinci’s masterpiece before it falls into German hands? With nonstop action, Chasing Mona Lisa is sure to get readers’ adrenaline pumping as they join the chase to save the most famous painting in the world. From war-ravaged Paris to a posh country chateau, the race is on–and the runners are playing for keeps. About The Author: Tricia Goyer is the coauthor of The Swiss Courier as well as the author of many other books, including Night Song and Dawn of a Thousand Nights, both past winners of the ACFW’s Book of the Year Award for Long Historical Romance. Goyer lives with her family in Arkansas. Connect With The… Read more »

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Jan 29
Book Review: The Saints Go Dying by Erik Hanberg

Book Review: The Saints Go Dying by Erik Hanberg

The Saints Go Dying Erik Hanberg Arthur Beautyman Mysteries, #1 April 1,2010 159 pages Amazon provided by author RBM’s Disclaimer 5/5 Books The Saints Go Dying starts with a familiar tread: a serial killer loose in Los Angeles–in this case, the victims are modern-day saints. But it takes a unique twist, as the detective on the case must battle an unscrupulous reality TV show in order to catch the killer. It becomes a cat-and-mouse game between the killer and the detective played out right in front of the Hollywood cameras. About The Author: Erik Hanberg has been a writer all his life. Novels, screenplays, plays, even a stray poem or two. Arthur Beautyman Mysteries The Saints Go Dying (2010) and The Marinara Murders (2011) are about Arthur Beautyman, a computer hacker turned detective. While The Marinara Murders follows The Saints Go Dying, it stands wholly on its own, and readers should not feel they have to read the first book to understand it. Nonprofit Fundraising Based on his years of nonprofit fundraising and leadership, Hanberg published The Little Book of Gold, a fundraising guide for small (and very small) nonprofits. When he was just 23, Erik Hanberg was hired to… Read more »

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Jan 26
CFBA Tour Preview: Love Blooms In Winter by Lori Copeland

CFBA Tour Preview: Love Blooms In Winter by Lori Copeland

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingLove Blooms in WinterHarvest House Publishers (January 1, 2012)byLori CopelandABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lori lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband Lance. Lance and Lori have three sons, three daughter-in-laws, and six wonderful grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters. Lance and Lori are very involved in their church, and active in supporting mission work in Mali, West Africa. Lori began her writing career in 1982, writing for the secular book market. In 1995, after many years of writing, Lori sensed that God was calling her to use her gift of writing to honor Him. It was at that time that Lori began writing for the Christian book market. To date, she has had over 100 books published. ABOUT THE BOOK A romantic new book from bestselling author Lori Copeland that portrays God’s miraculous provision even when none seems possible. 1892—Mae Wilkey’s sweet next-door neighbor, Pauline, is suffering from old age and dementia and desperately needs family to come help her. But Pauline can’t recall having kin remaining. Mae searches through her desk and finds a name—Tom Curtis, who may just be the answer to their prayers. Tom can’t remember an old aunt named Pauline, but if… Read more »

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Jan 23
FIRST WildCard Tour Preview: Firethorn by Ronie Kendig

FIRST WildCard Tour Preview: Firethorn by Ronie Kendig

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:   Ronie Kendig   and the book:   Firethorn, Discarded Heroes #4 Barbour Books; Discarded Heroes edition (2012) ***Special thanks to Ronie Kendig for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: An Army brat, Ronie Kendig grew up in the classic military family, with her father often TDY and her mother holding down the proverbial fort. Their family moved often, which left Ronie attending six schools by the time she’d entered fourth grade. Her only respite and “friends” during this time were the characters she created. It was no surprise when… Read more »

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Jan 22
Revell Blog Tour Review: Where Wild Flowers Bloom by Ann Shorey

Revell Blog Tour Review: Where Wild Flowers Bloom by Ann Shorey

Where The Wildflowers Bloom Ann Shorey Sisters at Heart, #1 Revell Books January 1,2012 328 pages Amazon|B&N provided by publisher RBM’s Disclaimer 5/5 Books How far will she go to follow her dreams? The Civil War stole a father and brother from Faith Lindberg–as well as Royal Baxter, the man she wanted to marry. With only her grandfather left, she dreams of leaving Noble Springs, Missouri, and traveling west to Oregon to start a new life, away from the memories that haunt her. But first she must convince her grandfather to sell the family’s mercantile and leave a town their family has called home for generations. When Royal Baxter suddenly returns, Faith allows herself to hope that she and Royal will finally wed. But does he truly love her? Or will another man claim her heart? About The Author: Ann Shorey is the author of The Edge of Light, The Promise of Morning, and The Dawn of a Dream. She has also published selections in the Cup of Comfort series and in Chicken Soup for the Grandma’s Soul. Shorey lives with her husband, Richard, in Oregon. Connect With The Author: Website | Facebook | Twitter My Review: Ann Shorey is… Read more »

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Jan 21
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: The Shadow Of Your Smile by Susan May Warren(+ Giveaway!)

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: The Shadow Of Your Smile by Susan May Warren(+ Giveaway!)

The Shadow Of Your Smile Susan May Warren Tyndale January 2012 384 pages Amazon|B&N provided by publisher RBM’s Disclaimer 5/5 Books A beautiful blanket of snow may cover the quaint town of Deep Haven each winter, but it can’t quite hide the wreckage of Noelle and Eli Hueston’s marriage. After twenty-five years, they’re contemplating divorce . . . just as soon as their youngest son graduates from high school. But then an accident erases part of Noelle’s memory. Though her other injuries are minor, she doesn’t remember Eli, their children, or the tragedy that has ripped their family apart. What’s more, Noelle is shocked that her life has turned out nothing like she dreamed it would. As she tries to regain her memory and slowly steps into her role as a wife and mother, Eli helps her readjust to daily life with sometimes-hilarious, sometimes-heartwarming results. But can she fall in love again with a man she can’t remember? Will their secrets destroy them . . . or has erasing the past given them a chance for a future? About The Author: Susan May Warren is an award-winning, best-selling author of over twenty-five novels, many of which have won the Inspirational… Read more »

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Jan 20
CFBA Tour Preview: The Mulligans of Mt. Jefferson by Don Reid

CFBA Tour Preview: The Mulligans of Mt. Jefferson by Don Reid

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingThe Mulligans of Mt JeffersonDavid C. Cook (January 1, 2012)byDon ReidABOUT THE AUTHOR: Don is one of the original members of the STATLER BROTHERS, the most award-winning act in the history of country music. He and his brother and two friends began singing in their hometown of Staunton, Virginia when Don was only fourteen years old. Working all over their home and neighboring states as a part time group, they were discovered in 1964 by Johnny Cash and given their first record contract. By the time Don was 20 years old, the STATLERS had their first major, world-wide hit record with FLOWERS ON THE WALL, which started a string of hits that generated a career in the music industry that lasted for four decades. The STATLERS have been recipients of multiple industry awards: It wasn’t until the STATLER BROTHERS decided to retire from traveling in 2002 that Don pursued his writing career to another level. Having songwriting and scriptwriting under his belt, the next obvious step was to write a book. And that book was the scripture based HEROES AND OUTLAWS OF THE BIBLE published in June of 2002 by New Leaf Press. He… Read more »

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