Archive | September, 2013

Interview & Giveaway- Anne Mateer

30 Sep

AuthorImage- Anne Mateer

Visit My Book Addiction and More for an author interview with Anne Mateer.  Be sure and comment to win a copy of her latest novel, A Home for My Heart!

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Roping the Wrangler

26 Sep

Roping The Wrangler

Roping the Wrangler (Wyoming Legacy Series) by Lacy Williams

Synopsis:

Schoolmarm Sarah Hansen longs for a family of her own. But horse trainer Oscar White is the last man she’d consider. Still, she can’t help noticing the care he shows three motherless girls and the gentle way he helps Sarah overcome her fear of horses.

Too bossy by half—that’s the Sarah that Oscar remembers from their teenage years. Yet as a former orphan, he finds the little Caldwell sisters—and their pretty teacher—getting under his skin. Could the tender heart Sarah’s always hidden tame a once-reckless wrangler?

Thoughts:

Roping the Wrangler was my first Lacy Williams book but it certainly won’t be my last.  I loved Lacy’s attention to details, rich characters, and vivid descriptions.

If you love an Old West series full of heart-warming heroes, this is a series for you!

“Welcome to Bear Creek, Wyoming—where faith, love and family prevail!”

An introduction to this series can be found in the novella, Courted by a Cowboy.

Book 1: Roping the Wrangler

Book 2: Return of the Cowboy Doctor, releases in December 

Biography:

By day, Lacy Williams is a stay-at-home mom battling dirty diapers and dog-hair dust-bunnies. By night, she is an award-winning novelist.  Lacy combines a love of dogs with her passion for literacy by volunteering with her therapy dog, Mr. Bingley, in a local reading program. Her current projects include more books for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Historical line (cowboys!). Lacy loves to hear from her readers at lacyjwilliams@gmail.com or via her website http://www.lacywilliams.net
Courted by a Cowboy

 

On Amazon, you can currently find the Kindle edition of the novella, Courted by a Cowboy,  for $1.99.   

 
 

* I won a copy of this book through the Goodreads First Reads program.  All thoughts expressed are my own.

Fall Into Love Ultimate Giveaway

24 Sep

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Have you entered the Fall Into Love Ultimate Giveaway?  All SIX giveaways end October 1st!

Enter here: www.FallIntoLoveContest.com

The winner is…..

20 Sep

Love in the Air

Congratulations, AJ Hawke! 

Thank you to all who commented and entered to win.  More giveaway opportunities coming soon!

*If the winner does not respond to my email within 72 hours, another name will be drawn. 

Celebrating with Julie Cantrell

18 Sep

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Last week, we traveled to Oxford, Mississippi, to meet Julie Cantrell and celebrate the release of her latest novel, When Mountains Move.  What a wonderful celebration it was!  Held at Off Square Books, it was an evening of food, fun, and friendships, both old and new. 

 
Julie & Melanie

Julie is such a precious person!  She humbly and sincerely thanked all those who offered their help, support, and encouragement through this novel process.  I am so thankful for the opportunity we had to meet and I look forward to the next time our paths cross!

 

When Mountains Move is the sequel to Julie Cantrell’s award-winning novel, Into The Free.  I have included the link for the book trailer below.  Enjoy Julie’s introduction to the book she calls “my love song to Colorado.”

When Mountains Move book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfbb4m7uSzs

WMM Launch 2

For those of you who have recently joined the blog, you can read my thoughts about When Mountains Move here:

https://buzzingaboutbooks.com/2013/08/16/when-mountains-move-2/

 

Made to Last

16 Sep

Made to Last

Made to Last by Melissa Tagg

Synopsis:

Miranda Woodruff has it all. At least, that’s how it looks when she’s starring in her homebuilding television show, From the Ground Up. So when her network begins to talk about making cuts, she’ll do anything to boost ratings and save her show–even if it means pretending to be married to a man who’s definitely not the fiance who ran out on her three years ago.

When a handsome reporter starts shadowing Miranda’s every move, all his digging into her personal life brings him a little too close to the truth–and to her. Can the girl whose entire identity is wrapped up in her on-screen persona finally find the nerve to set the record straight? And if she does, will the life she’s built come crashing down just as she’s found a love to last?

Thoughts:

Made to Last is Melissa Tagg’s debut novel, which just released yesterday.  I enjoyed every minute of this delightful book!

Melissa Tagg has done a great job writing a wonderful cast of characters you feel like you have always known.  Her imagery is vivid and you feel yourself “watching” rather than reading Miranda Woodruff’s reality unfold. 

While this is a story of humor and romance, both real and contrived, it also addresses other meaningful issues.  Miranda, as well as the men in her life, struggle in their relationships with their families and with God.  The plot twists and turns as they question their faith and seek answers.   

Made to Last is an engaging story of finding faith and falling in love that will charm its way into your heart.  I look forward to reading more from Melissa Tagg! 

Biography:

Melissa Tagg is a former reporter turned author who loves all things funny and romancey. Her debut novel, a romantic comedy titled Made to Last, releases from Bethany House in September 2013, with a follow-up slated for summer 2014. In addition to her nonprofit day job, she is also the marketing/events coordinator for My Book Therapy, a craft and coaching community for writers founded by award-winning author Susan May Warren.

During her reporting days, Melissa interviewed presidential candidates and llama farmers, rode a hot air balloon and flew a plane, and once found herself face to face with a buffalo. But today she gets her kicks by letting her characters have their own fun. She’s passionate about humor, grace and happy endings.  

Visit Melissa’s fresh, new website at: www.MelissaTagg.com.  She currently has a giveaway going on that is open until tomorrow, September 17, at 5 pm, CST.  Hop on over and comment to win!

* I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers.  All thoughts expressed are my own. 

Love in the Air Giveaway

13 Sep

Love in the Air

Love in the Air by Elizabeth Goddard

Review:

Nikki Alexander’s love of hot air balloons began in childhood.  Her father created a successful hot air balloon ride business before his death, a business Nikki is struggling to keep afloat.  Tragedy has left Nikki with overwhelming family responsibilities and important decisions to make.

Kyle Morgan left Albuquerque, New Mexico, three years ago believing he would never return.  However, guilt and unresolved feelings have brought him home asking for a second chance.   

As Nikki makes plans for her future, someone lurks in the shadows trying to sabotage her business.  Kyle works to regain Nikki’s trust while protecting her and her business.  As Nikki offers Kyle her forgiveness, she realizes that she has also given him her heart. 

LOVE IN THE AIR is a beautiful story of romance, peppered with suspense.  I enjoyed the relatable characters, who through faith, hope, and love, overcame the obstacles in their relationship.  Elizabeth Goddard does a wonderful job describing the sights and sounds from the basket of a hot air balloon.  I thoroughly enjoyed this delightful book and look forward to reading more from Elizabeth Goddard!

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review, which I have given. 

Biography:

Elizabeth Goddard is the Carol Award winning author of over a dozen romance novels.  Elizabeth is a member of ACFW, RWA and Faith Hope and Love, the inspirational chapter of RWA. She has served in various capacities for all three organizations, including as board member of her local RWA chapter. Elizabeth graduated with a B.S. degree in computer science and worked in high-level software sales for several years. You can visit her at www.ElizabethGoddard.com.

GIVEAWAY!

I am excited to be giving away one copy of LOVE IN THE AIR by Elizabeth Goddard.  The rules for this giveaway are as follows:

1) You must be a follower of this blog to win. 
2) You must leave a comment on this post.
3) You must live within the United States, for shipping purposes.

The contest will end Thursday, September 19 at midnight, Central Standard Time.  The winner will be announced next Friday, September 20.  Good luck!