Category: Book Spotlights

Apr 14
CLP Blog Tour Excerpt:The New Ever After by Julie Farley

CLP Blog Tour Excerpt:The New Ever After by Julie Farley

Excerpt After hemming and hawing about the trip for days, Heather finally woke up on Saturday excited to go on the mysterious honeymoon with Peter. No matter what Victoria said, it was a well-deserved trip. The last time she went on an adult vacation for a week was to Paris the year before Hayes was born. The prospect was exciting, even though she was filled with guilt and would miss the kids. She knew that Donna and Phil had wanted to take the big kids for a week to the beach ever since Hank had passed away. They were excited about being able to take them now. Jenny and Janie were going to alternate mornings at the house to give Heather’s mom a little break. All of the plans were finalized. All five kids were taken care of. She was almost done packing the big guys and still had grocery shopping to do for the necessary supplies for her mom and the twins. Heather also had to get herself ready. Peter had insisted on packing her clothes, but she was determined to throw a few things in just in case she didn’t like his choices. Heather got up and ran… Read more »

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Apr 10
Guest Post: Miss Mabel’s School For Girls’ Katie Cross + GIVEAWAY!!!

Guest Post: Miss Mabel’s School For Girls’ Katie Cross + GIVEAWAY!!!

So, I’m super, super excited! Why, you ask? Because. I am not ashamed to admit that I shamelessly begged Ms. Cross for a review copy of her awesome sounding book, Miss Mabel’s School For Girls, the first in her Network Series. And, guess what? She agreed! *happy dancing* And, guess what else? She agreed to be featured here today with a post she wrote special for y’all. Oh, and the best part? She’s closer to me than you could imagine….I think that is just superbly awesomesauciness! *Big Grin* So, I’m turning the floor….err….page….over to Ms. Cross. Happy Reading! What Miss Mabel’s School For Girls….Isn’t By Katie Cross Like every other twelve-year-old girl, I used to count down the days until the latest romcom’s came out. Gwyneth Paltrow, Katie Holmes, Kate Winslet — love, love, love! Who doesn’t want to be swept away in the arms of love with her prince that happens to have an adorable Scottish burr and rippling pectorals? Raises hand. Me, actually.  When it comes to books (and movies since now that I’m older than 13) I’ll pass on the goopy romance, thanks. I like stories with reality and meat. I like girls that have heart and… Read more »

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Mar 31
CLP Blog Tour Excerpt Spotlight: Paper Phoenix by Michaela Thompson

CLP Blog Tour Excerpt Spotlight: Paper Phoenix by Michaela Thompson

Excerpt Two I didn’t let myself think about it any longer, as if I had looked straight at the sun and didn’t want to look again. I followed the rest of my daily routine carefully. Because I was still a little ahead of time, the evening pill had made me sleepy enough that I could reasonably switch off the television before the eleven-o’clock news, thus avoiding possible reminders of Larry’s fate. I moved through the next day like the zombie I was. It wasn’t until slightly more than twenty-four hours after I had first read it that I walked back out on the sun porch and saw the previous day’s paper, turned to Larry’s obituary, lying beside my chair. I was overwhelmed by a rage so intense that I had to sit down before my knees gave way. Larry and I had been in the same boat, hadn’t we? Both of us had given Richard Longstreet a pain in the ass, and look at us now. Giving Richard a pain in the ass was obviously hazardous to your health, if not dangerous to your life. In that bright burst of hatred I never doubted that Richard had somehow maneuvered Larry… Read more »

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Mar 28
CFBA Blog Tour Spotlight: Maybelle In Stitches by Joyce Magnin

CFBA Blog Tour Spotlight: Maybelle In Stitches by Joyce Magnin

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingMaybelle In StitchesAbingdon Press (March 18, 2014)byJoyce MagninABOUT THE AUTHOR: A word from the Author: I am the author of seven novels. Five adult novels and two middle grade readers. I never wanted to do anything else but write and every day I wake up astonished that I get to do what I always dreamed about. My days are filled with words and images along with the usual family stuff. I have three children, Rebekah who is married to Joshua. They have three of the most adorable boys on the planet, Lemuel, Cedar and Soren. My daughter Emily Kate is a lovely young woman anthropologist and my son Adam is fourteen and a student–he’s a genius who loves frogs and lizards and fish and plants. He amazes me. I have never eaten a scallop. I love cream soda. Drink way too much coffee. I do not like elevators but I do enjoy needle arts and of course books. I prefer jazz over country (no offense), milk chocolate over dark, but not roller coasters although my life has often resembled a roller coaster ride. One of my life’s desires is to meet Amy Grant so… Read more »

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Mar 27
PUYB Book Blast: Requested Surrender by Riley Murphy

PUYB Book Blast: Requested Surrender by Riley Murphy

Book Blurb She knows he’s dangerous for a woman like her. He knows she’s perfect for a man like him. From their first meeting, David Hollan is intrigued because Lacy Pembrook is subconsciously hiding someone. Herself. And David wants to know why. He’s patient at first. Willing to give her space, but when she breaks the rules they’ve set between them, he’s ready to hold her accountable. One way or another, he’s going to find the piece of her that’s yet to be uncovered. And when he does? He intends to own it. Given an ultimatum after she got caught coloring outsides the lines of their “trial” relationship, Lacy decides to fall in with David’s plans. She’ll cancel her trip and spend her vacation time at his house making up for her transgression. No sweat, right? Wrong. What she doesn’t count on when she gets there is him going full-out Dom on her. She quickly learns why they call him the quiet one. He’s dead sexy, watchful and stern at the best of times, and now that he has her all to himself, each of those things are magnified tenfold. By the time Lacy realizes that he’s completely subjugated her—by… Read more »

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Mar 25
Tribute Books Blog Tour Spotlight: Chasing Prophecy by James Moser

Tribute Books Blog Tour Spotlight: Chasing Prophecy by James Moser

Title: Chasing Prophecy Author: James Moser Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Thriller Ebook available at: Kindle | Smashwords   Book Description: Mo is a shy teen who is just trying to survive high school. He has secretly fallen in love with a girl named Prophecy who lives with a group that some call a commune and others call a cult. When she disappears, Mo must find the courage to face the monster that her family has become. Chasing Prophecy is a contemporary coming of age story that is heartwarming, suspenseful, and beautifully written. This book chronicles the adolescence of one boy who must transform himself to save the girl of his dreams. Kirkus Reviews: “A stellar read for teens and adults, full of hilarious growing pains, tenderness and a few surprises. Moser’s debut is an unflinching young-adult novel that sees a group of friends tested by bigotry and the illegal machinations of a religious cult. The author serves up an irresistibly wisecracking narrator in Mo Kirkland. Every page ripples with a controlled cleverness. There’s also a rawness to this tale similar to that which many teens face in the real world. Moser can wax rhapsodic about young love, but he shows that he… Read more »

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Mar 21
CFBA Spotlight: Tide And Tempest by Elizabeth Ludwig

CFBA Spotlight: Tide And Tempest by Elizabeth Ludwig

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingTide and TempestBethany House Publishers (March 4, 2014)byElizabeth LudwigABOUT THE AUTHOR: Elizabeth Ludwig is an award-winning author whose work has been featured on Novel Rocket, the Christian Authors Network, and The Christian Pulse. Her first novel, Where the Truth Lies (co-authored with Janelle Mowery), earned her the 2008 IWA Writer of the Year Award. This book was followed in 2009 by “I’ll be Home for Christmas”, part of the Christmas anthology collection, Christmas Homecoming. In 2011, her second mystery, Died in the Wool (co-authored with Janelle Mowery) was nominated for a Carol Award. In 2012, the popular EDGE OF FREEDOM series released from Bethany House Publishers. Books one and two, No Safe Harbor and Dark Road Home, respectively, earned 4 Stars from the RT Book Reviews. Book three, Tide and Tempest, received top honors with 4 1/2 Stars. Elizabeth is an accomplished speaker and teacher, often attending conferences and seminars where she lectures on editing for fiction writers, crafting effective novel proposals, and conducting successful editor/agent interviews. Along with her husband and children, she makes her home in the great state of Texas. ABOUT THE BOOK Two years ago, her fiance perished during their… Read more »

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Mar 18
PUYB Blog Tour Spotlight: Soul Control by C. Elizabeth

PUYB Blog Tour Spotlight: Soul Control by C. Elizabeth

Monday, March 3 Guest Blogging at Cherry Mischievious Book Featured at Margay Leah Justice Tuesday, March 4 Book Featured at Bound 4 Escape Wednesday, March 5 Book Featured at Inside BJ’s Head Thursday, March 6 Interview for As the Pages Turn Book Featured at Naturally Kim B Friday, March 7 First Chapter Reveal at Literary Winner Saturday, March 8 Book Review at Pink Fluffy Hearts: Diary of a Coffee Addict Monday, March 10 Book Review at Escape by Fiction Book Featured at Celtic Lady’s Book Reviews Tuesday, March 11 Book Featured at Icefairy’s Treasure Chest Wednesday, March 12 Interviewed LIVE on Blog Talk Radio’s A Book and a Chat Book Review at Hezzie-D’s Books and Cooks Thursday, March 13 Book Review at Southeast by Midwest Friday, March 14 Book Review at Laura in Bookland Monday, March 17 Book Review at Books, Reviews, ETC. Tuesday, March 18 Book Review at Reviews by Molly Wednesday, March 19 Guest Blogging at Curling Up By The Fire Book Featured at Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews Thursday, March 20 Book Review at Ashley’s Bookshelf Saturday, March 22 Book Review at Mary’s Cup of Tea Sunday, March 23 First Chapter Reveal at Bookingly Yours Monday, March 24 Book Review at Sara’s Organized Chaos Tuesday, March 25 Book Review at Crystal’s Many Reviewers Wednesday, March 26 Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt Thursday,… Read more »

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