Month: March 2012

Mar 31
On My Wish List; 3.31.2012

On My Wish List; 3.31.2012

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Cosy Books and runs every Saturday. It’s where we list all the books we desperately want but haven’t actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It’s also an event that you can join in with too – Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own ‘On My Wishlist’ post. If you want to know more click here. These two books have been on my Wish List for a long time now, and I am SO anxious to get a hold of them and devour them! Will Annie find treasure in her field of sunflowers? Annie Jamison is the sister who keeps the peace. So when her mother goes missing, Annie’s the one sent to retrieve her. There’s one problem. It seems the town Willa Jamison (willingly) ran off to—Sunflower, Kansas— doesn’t exist. Sure, it’s on the map, but when Annie drives there, she finds herself in the middle of a field. Of sunflowers. In nearby Bonner Springs, Kansas, Annie finds her errant mother…and Joe Kelly, a handsome veterinarian who thinks Annie is part of a team of con artists out to swindle his father. It takes… Read more »

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Mar 30
Side Door Communications Blog Tour Review: The Last Plea Bargain by Randy Singer + GIVEAWAY!

Side Door Communications Blog Tour Review: The Last Plea Bargain by Randy Singer + GIVEAWAY!

The Last Plea Bargain Randy Singer Tyndale House Publishers February 17,2012 432 pages Amazon|BN provided by Side Door Communications through NetGalley RBM’s Disclaimer 5/5 Books Plea bargains may grease the rails of justice, but for Jamie Brock, prosecuting criminals is not about cutting deals. In her three years as assistant DA, she’s never plea-bargained a case and vows she never will. But when a powerful defense attorney is indicted for murder and devises a way to bring the entire justice system to a screeching halt, Jamie finds herself at a crossroads. One by one, prisoners begin rejecting deals. Prosecutors are overwhelmed, and felons start walking free on technicalities. To break the logjam and convict her nemesis, Jamie must violate every principle that has guided her young career. But she has little choice. To convict the devil, sometimes you have to cut a deal with one of his demons. About The Author: Randy Singer is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning author and veteran trial attorney. He was recently a finalist with John Grisham and Michael Connelly for the inaugural Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction sponsored by the University of Alabama School of Law and the ABA Journal. He has authored ten legal… Read more »

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Mar 30
Tribute Books Blog Tour Review: The Priest And The Peaches by Larry Peterson

Tribute Books Blog Tour Review: The Priest And The Peaches by Larry Peterson

The Priest And The Peaches Larry Peterson Tribute Books December 21, 2011 204 pages Amazon|BN|Smashwords RBM’s Disclaimer 5/5 Books Take a seven day journey with the five, newly orphaned Peach kids, as they begin their struggle to remain a family while planning their dad’s funeral. They find an ally in the local parish priest, Father Tim Sullivan, who tries his best to guide them through the strange, unchartered and turbulent waters of “grown-up world.” A story that is sad, funny, and inspiring as it shows how the power of family love and faith can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. About The Author: Larry Peterson was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. A former Metal Lather/Reinforcing Iron-worker, he left that business after coming down with MS. He, his wife and three kids moved to Florida 30 years ago. Larry began doing freelance newspaper commentary after graduating from Tampa College in 1984. His first children’s picture book, Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes was published in 2011. In 2012, his full length novel, The Priest and the Peaches was released and he is presently working on the sequel. He also has a blog (https://www.slipperywillie.com) where he posts weekly commentary. He lives in… Read more »

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Mar 30
PUYB Tour Guest Post: A Special Delivery’s Kathi Macias + Giveaway!!

PUYB Tour Guest Post: A Special Delivery’s Kathi Macias + Giveaway!!

Shining God’s Light on Dark Subjects by Kathi Macias One of the questions I frequently hear is: “Why do you write about such dark subjects?” My answer: Why wouldn’t I? Truthfully, though, I don’t write about dark subjects. I write about light shining in the darkness—even the darkest places imaginable—because that’s where it is most needed. I’ve done an entire fiction series (“Extreme Devotion”: No Greater Love; More than Conquerors; Red Ink; People of the Book) on the topic of the persecuted church, and yes, some scenes are dark and will most definitely make readers uncomfortable. Good! God hasn’t called us to comfort, but to courage; He hasn’t equipped us to run from the darkness in fear, but rather to live in a way that lights the path of escape for those who are trapped there. And though the 4 novels in the “Extreme Devotion” series don’t necessarily wrap up with the typical happily-ever-after endings of many novels, they do finish on a triumphant note because the darkness can never overcome God’s Light. Confronting the Darkness of Human Trafficking Now I am in the midst of releasing a “Freedom” series trilogy on the topic of human trafficking. The first book… Read more »

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Mar 29
FOREVER Romance Western Blog Tour Review #2: Catch Me A Cowboy by Katie Lane + Giveaway

FOREVER Romance Western Blog Tour Review #2: Catch Me A Cowboy by Katie Lane + Giveaway

Catch Me A Cowboy Katie Lane Deep In The Heart Of Texas, #3 Grand Centeral Publishing/Forever March 27,2012 384 pages Amazon | BN provided by publisher RBM’s Disclaimer 5/5 Books Shirlene Dalton has it all: a dream marriage to a man who spoils her rotten and the most outrageous mansion Bramble, Texas, has ever seen. But when her husband unexpectedly dies, Shirlene finds herself right back where she started-in a rundown trailer on the wrong side of the tracks. Never the type to let a little bad luck and a whole heap of heartache get her down, Shirlene is ready to prove to the local gossips she can make it on her own . . . until she ends up living next door to the most tempting cowboy in town. Billy Wilkes has a score to settle and a plan to wipe Bramble right off the map. But when his sexy, redheaded neighbor figures out what he’s up to, his good ol’ boy charm won’t be enough to save him. With the town on his tail, Billy will have to come clean quick-or kiss Shirlene goodbye. About The Author: So here’s the thing. I love to write about fictional people,… Read more »

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Mar 29
FOREVER Romance Western Blog Tour Review #1: Quinn by  RC Ryan + Giveaway

FOREVER Romance Western Blog Tour Review #1: Quinn by RC Ryan + Giveaway

Quinn RC Ryan A Wyoming Sky Novel,#1 Grand Centeral Publishing/Forever March 1,2012 352 pages Amazon | BN provided by publisher RBM’s Disclaimer 5/5 Books As a young boy, Quinn Conway was shattered by his mother’s mysterious disappearance. Today, as the oldest of the Conway brothers, his only concern is protecting his family and their ranch. One look at beautiful, strong-willed Cheyenne O’Brien tells him she’s also no stranger to tragedy. A series of increasingly dangerous “accidents” are plaguing her and her land, and Quinn can’t stand idly by while a woman is in danger. Fiercely independent, Cheyenne isn’t one to lean on others, yet she can’t deny her attraction to the rugged rancher offering help. Soon, the passion building between them proves as wild and untamed as the land she loves-and just as impossible to resist. But a relentless enemy is about to make one final devastating move. To survive, Quinn and Cheyenne must put their cherished freedom-and their hearts-at risk . . . About The Author: New York Times bestselling author R.C. Ryan has written more than ninety fiction novels, both contemporary and historical. Quite an accomplishment for someone who, after her fifth child started school, gave herself the… Read more »

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Mar 28
PUYB Blog Tour Review: Summer Of Secrets by Charlotte Hubbard

PUYB Blog Tour Review: Summer Of Secrets by Charlotte Hubbard

Summer Of Secrets Charlotte Hubbard Seasons Of The Heart, #1 Zebra Books February 1, 2012 320 pages Amazon | BN provided by publisher RBM’s Disclaimer 5/5 Books SUMMER OF SECRETS introduces Miriam Lantz, Amish owner of the Sweet Seasons bakery café, along with her twin daughters Rachel and Rhoda—but wait! When a tattooed, spiky-haired Goth girl turns out to be their long-lost sister, Plain lives get changed in a hurry. Miriam explains the way Rebecca—now known as Tiffany—got washed away in the flood of 1993 and why the bishop at that time insisted Miriam and her husband keep it quiet. Now a widow, Miriam is realizing her dream—her mission—of feeding people, yet the current bishop, Hiram Knepp, insists she sell her bakery…and marry him. As more secrets surface the Lantz triplets and their mother stand united as a family “fer gut and forever” as Rachel plans her wedding (for Book 2, AUTUMN WINDS, due out in September, 2012). About The Author: Drawing upon her experiences in Jamesport, the largest Old Order Amish community west of the Mississippi, longtime Missourian Charlotte Hubbard writes of simpler times and a faith-based lifestyle in her new Seasons of the Heart series. Like her heroine,… Read more »

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Mar 28
CFBA Tour Preview: The Chase By DiAnn Mills

CFBA Tour Preview: The Chase By DiAnn Mills

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingThe ChaseZondervan (March 27, 2012)byDiAnn MillsABOUT 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 or find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/diannmills ABOUT THE BOOK To the FBI it’s a cold case. To Kariss Walker it’s a hot idea that could either reshape or ruin her writing career. And it’s a burning mission to revisit an event she can never forget. Five years ago, an unidentified little girl was found starved to death in the woods behind a Houston apartment complex. A… Read more »

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Mar 27
CBLS Blog Tour Review: A Bid For Love by KT Grant

CBLS Blog Tour Review: A Bid For Love by KT Grant

A Bid For Love KT Grant Decadent Publishing February 12, 2012 eBook/43 pages Amazon|BN|SW provided by publisher RBM’s Disclaimer 5/5 Books Anthony Conlin is a forty-one year old workaholic in love with his twenty-nine year old neighbor, Reece Whitmore, who looks like he belongs on the cover of GQ magazine. Anthony longs for Reece to the point of obsession, but doesn’t think he stands a chance because of their difference in age, his graying hair and a less than rock hard physique. When Anthony’s friend, Jagger Castillo urges Anthony to try the matching services of One Night Stand, Anthony still refuses because of his crush on Reece. But Jagger, along with the help of Madame Evangeline, the owner of the 1NS has something up their sleeves to make certain Anthony and Reece finally get together. A charity auction sets the stage and rolls into motion a night Anthony and Reece will never forget. About The Author: KT Grant is a self-proclaimed eccentric redhead who not only loves to read a wide variety of romances, but also loves writing it. Under her alter-ego, she is a well-known book reviewer and blogger who doesn’t shy away from voicing her opinion. A proud… Read more »

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Mar 25
CFBA Tour Preview: Missing by Shelley Shepard Gray

CFBA Tour Preview: Missing by Shelley Shepard Gray

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Missing Avon Inspire; Original edition (March 20, 2012) by Shelley Shepard Gray ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Since 2000, Shelley Sabga has sold over thirty novels to numerous publishers, including HarperCollins, Harlequin, Abingdon Press, and Avon Inspire. She has been interviewed by NPR, and her books have been highlighted in numerous publications, including USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. Under the name Shelley Shepard Gray, Shelley writes Amish romances for HarperCollins’ inspirational line, Avon Inspire. Her recent novel, The Protector, the final book in her “Families of Honor” series, hit the New York Times List, and her previous novel in the same series, The Survivor, appeared on the USA Today bestseller list. Shelley has won the prestigious Holt Medallion for her books, Forgiven and Grace, and her novels have been chosen as Alternate Selections for the Doubleday/Literary Guild Book Club. Her first novel with Avon Inspire, Hidden, was an Inspirational Reader’s Choice finalist. Before writing romances, Shelley lived in Texas and Colorado, where she taught school and earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education. She now lives in southern Ohio and writes full time. Shelley is married, the mother of… Read more »

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