Category: Blog Tours

Oct 31
Meet The Author: Amy Lillard + GIVEAWAY

Meet The Author: Amy Lillard + GIVEAWAY

Today, I’m hosting an author interview. I would like to welcome Amy Lillard to the blog today. She’s also graciously offered a copy of her book, The Quilting Circle to one person who comments on the post. So, be sure and leave her a comment right here on this post to be qualified! Hi, Amy! I’m happy you’re here and glad you could join us for this quirky little interview. Thanksgiving or Christmas?  Christmas (That’s my favorite time too!) If you were stranded on an island and only had three books with you to read, what would they be? The Bible–it’s full of wisdom and great stories To Kill a Mockingbird–I have to read this book every couple of years or so Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein– that man is genius (Great choices! I would definitely have the Bible with me, along with Julie Lessman’s A Passion Most Pure, and Karen Kingsbury’s Redemption) Favorite TV Show? Of all time? Gilligan’s Island. I guess that explains a lot. LOL  (LoL, I love Gilligan’s Island. Mine would most likely be Murder She Wrote, Big Bang Theory or Chicago Fire) If you could pick only one author to have dinner with and… Read more »

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Oct 31
CelebrateLit Blog Tour Review: My Heart Belongs In Castle Gate, Utah by Angie Dicken +GIVEAWAY

CelebrateLit Blog Tour Review: My Heart Belongs In Castle Gate, Utah by Angie Dicken +GIVEAWAY

About the Book   Name of book: My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah Author: Angie Dicken Genre: Historical Romance Release Date: November 1, 2017 Schoolteacher Leanna McKee plans on leaving the coal mining town of Castle Gate, Utah, and never looking back. Good riddance to coal dust, rugged men, and the fatal mine that took her husband’s life. Until the widow meets a widower who awakens her heart…and she finds herself inexplicably falling for miner Alex Pappas which stirs up a whole heap of trouble. Alex’s Greek parents have arranged a more traditional match for him. When the schoolteacher’s association with the Greek family begins to anger the American miners, they threaten Alex and his family. Leanna has received an offer to teach elsewhere and feels she has no choice but to leave Castle Gate. . .though she will be leaving her heart behind. Amazon My Thoughts I enjoyed Ms. Dicken’s work with this newest installment in the My Heart Belongs series. She is a superbly talented author and really swept me away with her coal mining setting and her beautifully chiseled characters. As a granddaughter of a miner, I really loved reading this time period.  Alex and Leanna’s… Read more »

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Oct 14
CelebrateLit Blog Tour Review: Lydia by Diana Wallis Taylor

CelebrateLit Blog Tour Review: Lydia by Diana Wallis Taylor

About the Book: Name of book: Lydia Author: Diana Wallis Taylor Genre: Biblical Fiction Release Date: October 3, 2017 Smart, strong, and a follower of the Jewish God, Lydia has nonetheless quietly conformed to the expectations of the wealthy Roman society into which she was born. Her father marries her off at age fifteen to a much older man whom she dislikes. Despite an unpleasant wedding and a marriage that doesn’t improve with age, Lydia remains a dutiful and faithful wife. When her husband is killed, years later, Lydia vows to remain single and returns to her father’s house in Thyatira with her twelve-year-old daughter. There, a new life begins to emerge as she is trained in the family dye business. Lydia displays an aptitude for trade in the male-dominated world of first century commerce. Her brother, who had chosen service in the Roman army rather than work in his father’s business, is at odds with his sister. Jealous of her quiet success as she learns the dye business, he’s especially befuddled by what he considers to be Lydia’s obsession with the Jewish religion. When their father dies, Cassius inherits the family’s home; Lydia inherits the business, and unbeknownst to… Read more »

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Oct 09
FlyBy Promotions Blog Tour Review: Jeremy Camp CD + Giveaway

FlyBy Promotions Blog Tour Review: Jeremy Camp CD + Giveaway

Cafinated Reads is hosting another CD review! I am so happy to talk about this today on the blog. Here’s more about the CD I’m reviewing.   Word Of Life Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrX2tGgADu0 Word Of Life Song Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGuxZC7Ncn4 The Answer Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQHXJi1EhDM Purchase: http://capcmg.me/TheAnswer?IQid=flyby My Thoughts:  This won’t be a long review since it’s for a CD. If you want a CD  that will utterly and completely capture and cocoon you in the warmth of God’s arms, then this is the CD for you. The music on this album is beautifully done. Jeremy Camp’s voice will take your breath away and make you feel the presence of the Lord in away that is unexpected from a music album. I loved MY DEFENDER on this album. That song is wonderful, in my opinion. The things I’ve gone through in life, the battles I’ve overcome, were tremendous and this song reminds that He is MY defender and fights for me always. Definitely beyond 5  star worthy and HIGHLY recommended!  Now for the giveaway! One lucky person will win a copy of this very CD! Good luck!  a Rafflecopter giveaway **Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice… Read more »

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Oct 09
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Many Sparrows by Lori Benton

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Many Sparrows by Lori Benton

Title: Many Sparrows Author: Lori Benton Publisher: Waterbrook Press Publish Date: August 29,2017 ISBN: 978-1601429940 Pages: 400 Rating: 4 Stars Purchase: Amazon~BN~ChristianBooks About The Book Either she and her children would emerge from that wilderness together, or none of them would. . . . In 1774, the Ohio-Kentucky frontier pulses with rising tension and brutal conflicts as Colonists push westward and encroach upon Native American territories. The young Inglesby family is making the perilous journey west when an accident sends Philip back to Redstone Fort for help, forcing him to leave his pregnant wife Clare and their four-year old son Jacob on a remote mountain trail. When Philip does not return and Jacob disappears from the wagon under the cover of darkness, Clare awakens the next morning to find herself utterly alone, in labor and wondering how she can to recover her son . . . especially when her second child is moments away from being born. Clare will face the greatest fight of her life, as she struggles to reclaim her son from the Shawnee Indians now holding him captive. But with the battle lines sharply drawn, Jacob’s life might not be the only one at stake. When frontiersman Jeremiah… Read more »

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Oct 08
CelebrateLit Blog Tour Review: Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan

CelebrateLit Blog Tour Review: Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan

Click here to purchase your copy. About the Book Book title: Deadly Proof Author: Rachel Dylan Release date: September 5, 2017 Genre: Legal Romantic Suspense Tapped as lead counsel in a corporate cover-up lawsuit against Mason Pharmaceutical, Kate Sullivan knows this case could make her career. What really drives her, though, is getting justice for the victims whose lives were ruined by the company’s dangerous new drug. But when a whistleblower turns up dead, it paints a target on the back of everyone involved. Former Army Ranger turned private investigator Landon James steps in to handle security for Kate. He’s still haunted by mistakes in his past and is determined never to let something like that happen again. But it soon appears someone is willing to do anything–even commit murder–to keep the case from going to trial. As danger closes in, Landon can’t help but admire Kate’s courage and resolve–but will her determination not to back down become too great of a risk? About the Author Rachel Dylan was a litigator in one of the nation’s most elite law firms for over eight years and now works as an attorney at one of the Big Three automobile manufacturers. She is… Read more »

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Oct 06
Kregel Blog Tours Review: If We Make It Home by Christina Suzann Nelson

Kregel Blog Tours Review: If We Make It Home by Christina Suzann Nelson

Title: If We Make It Home Author: Christina Suzann Nelson Publisher: Kregel Publications Publish Date:September 26,2017 ISBN:978-0825444951 Pages: 272 Rating: 4 Stars Purchase: Amazon~BN~ChristianBooks About The Book In College, they were as close as sisters, but in adult life, they drifted so far they became strangers. When the University of Northwest Oregon decides to close the house they called home for four years, Jenna, Ireland, and Vicky travel back and are reunited only to find their other roommate has passed away. With regrets high, and the weight of their crumbling lives as motivation, the women embark on a survival week. When tragedy strikes, leaving them lost without a guide, they must face the wounds that tore them apart and work together if they have any hope of making it home. About The Author Christina Suzann Nelson is a member of Oregon Christian Writers. Her essays have been published in the Cup of Comfort series. Nelson lives in Oregon’s Willamette Valley with her husband and four children. Twitter~Website~Facebook~Goodreads My Thoughts Another new author for me, and one I am completely happy to have found! When sitting down to read this intriguing sounding book, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect,especially with… Read more »

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Oct 04
Celebrate Lit Blog Tour Review: Waiting For Butterflies by Karen Sargent

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour Review: Waiting For Butterflies by Karen Sargent

Click here to purchase your copy. About the Book Book title: Waiting for Butterflies Author: Karen Sargent Release date: April 4, 2017 Genre: Christian Women’s Fiction When tragedy strikes, Maggie discovers a mother’s love never ends—not even when her life does. Longing for her family after her death, she returns home where she helplessly witnesses her family’s downward spiral in the aftermath of her passing. Her husband is haunted by past mistakes and struggles to redeem himself. Her teenage daughter silently drowns in her own guilt, secretly believing she is responsible for her mother’s death. Only her five-year-old, full of innocence, can sense her presence. Although limited by her family’s grief and lack of faith, Maggie is determined to keep a sacred promise and salvage her family before her second chance runs out. A tender portrait of a mother whose love reaches beyond possible, Waiting for Butterflies will embrace your heart and not let go. About the Author Karen Sargent creates characters whose imperfect faith collides with real-life conflicts, taking readers on a journey through grace and redemption to discover enduring hope. A romantic element is woven within each story. In addition to writing inspirational novels, she blogs at The… Read more »

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Oct 03
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Counseling Under The Cross by Bob Kellemen

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Counseling Under The Cross by Bob Kellemen

Title: Counseling Under The Cross Publisher: NewGrowth Press Publish Date: September 11, 2017 ISBN: 978-1945270215 Source: LitFuse Blog Tours Pages: 256 Rating: 3.5 stars Purchase About The Book Martin Luther not only reformed theology, but his understanding of the gospel revolutionized soul care. In Counseling Under the Cross, biblical counselor and noted author Bob Kellemen explains how Martin Luther’s gospel-centered and cross-focused pastoral care transformed his own approach to soul care. As Kellemen mines Luther’s own writings and other first hand accounts, readers will gain a new understanding of how Luther richly, relevantly, robustly, and relationally applied the gospel to suffering, sin, sanctification, and our search for peace with God. Counseling Under the Cross will guide pastors, counselors, lay leaders, and friends toward a rich understanding of the gospel that will directly impact their personal ministry to others. Through lively vignettes, real-life stories, and direct quotes from Luther, readers will be equipped to apply the gospel to themselves and others so together they find their hope and help in Christ alone. My Thoughts This is another book that is out of my norm, so it’s not going to get a high rating. It’s not one that I was able to… Read more »

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Oct 03
Providence Book Promotions Book Blast: Johnny Big Ears by John Paul Padilla

Providence Book Promotions Book Blast: Johnny Big Ears by John Paul Padilla

Johnny Big-Ears, The Feel-Good Friend by John Paul Padilla October 3, 2017 Book Blast October is National Bullying Prevention Month! Join the Campaign with this Amazing Book! Book Details Genre: Children Published by: Padilla Goldworks Publication Date: March 20, 2012 Number of Pages: 40 ISBN: 0979889847 (ISBN13: 9780979889844) Purchase Links:     Synopsis: Johnny BIG-EARS is just like every other five-year-old child, but when he starts his first day of kindergarten, children begin to tease him because of his enormously large ears. Follow Johnny as he faces the challenges that being different presents. How will Johnny react to being teased? Find out why Johnny turns out to be a winner in this endearing, thoughtful book that addresses typical childhood bullying and offers children advice on how to deal with teasing. Whether you’re a parent or an educator, now you will be able to encourage your kids or students through this special book and help motivate all young kids to start feeling good about themselves no matter who they are, or what they look like! Excerpt: Author Bio: John Paul Padilla was born in December 11, in Los Angeles, California. He is a multi-award winning author that includes Mom’s Choice Award. He… Read more »

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