Archive | February, 2014

Spring Release Giveaway

28 Feb

WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group has announced their Spring Book Giveaway!

Click the image and enter to win one of their amazing spring releases! 

Free Novella- Kissed By A Cowboy

21 Feb

Kissed By A Cowboy

Kissed By A Cowboy by Lacy Williams

Synopsis:

Kissed By A Cowboy, a sweet inspirational romance
 
Just shy of her thirtieth birthday, Haley Carston returns to Redbud Trails, Oklahoma, to care for her dying aunt. She thinks she’s ready for this homecoming. She’s spent years escaping her perpetual shyness and being Katie Michaels’ tag-along friend, but being back in her hometown brings back a lot of old memories, especially when she is faced with the cowboy she never forgot—Katie’s older brother, Maddox.
 
Twelve years ago, Maddox Michaels was supposed to be somebody. He had everything. A football scholarship. A Division I team scouting him. Maybe even a chance at the pros. Now, he’s a burned-out cowboy working day and night to stay ahead of his brother’s medical bills and keep their family farm from going bankrupt. And trying to be a father-figure for his niece, Olivia.
 
When Haley and Olivia start spending time together, Maddox can’t help remembering those dreams that died alongside his sister. Will being with Haley open his heart to new dreams?

Thoughts:

Kissed By A Cowboy is a delightful novella! Lacy Williams writes with wonderful characterization and vivid descriptions. I loved the main characters, Haley Carston and Maddox Michaels, and adored Maddox’s niece, Olivia. Their story is one that will captivate you and warm your heart!  Don’t miss the opportunity to download this free novella, Kissed By A Cowboy!

Kissed By A Cowboy is also included in the anthology, First Kisses, which releases March 15, 2014.

Biography:

Lacy Williams grew up on a farm, which is where her love of cowboys was born. In reality, she’s married to a right-brained banker (happily with three kiddos). She gets to express her love of western men by writing historical romance. Her books have finaled in the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Awards (2012 & 2013), the Golden Quill and the Booksellers Best Award.

Lacy also writes YA action romance under the pen name Lacy Yager. She has a soft spot for bad boy heroes and heroines with swords. Although her teen years are long behind her, she enjoys writing about the drama and first love that comes with this time in our lives.

You can learn more about Lacy Williams by visiting her website, http://lacyjwilliams.com/.

 

An AWESOME Honor!

19 Feb

Hi, friends!  Today, I am honored to be featured as a Blogger Made of AWESOME over at Traveling with T.  Stop by her fab blog and check out our fun interview! 

Traveling with T- Bloggers Made of Awesome: Britney @ Buzzing About Books

Blog Tour and GIVEAWAY- Wishing on Buttercups

17 Feb

Wishing on Buttercups- Blog Tour

I am thrilled to be participating in the blog tour for Wishing on Buttercups.  Each tour stop will be giving away one print copy of Wishing on Buttercups, U.S. residents only, so be sure and visit each stop to increase your chances of winning!  Giveaway details are given at the bottom of the post. 

February 10th – A Book Lover’s Retreat

February 11th – Shelley’s Book Case

February 12th – For the Love of Literature

February 13th –  The Book Bag

February 15th –  HomeSchooling4boyz

February 17th – Buzzing about Books

February 18th – Stuck on Books

February 19th – The power of words..

February 20th – My Recent Favorite Books

February 22nd – Melina’s Book Blog

February 24th – The Front Porch

February 26th – My Devotional Thoughts

February 28th – Diana’s Tea Time Reviews

February 28th – Create with Joy

 

Synopsis:

Can Love Survive When Secrets Collide?

She’d kept her secrets safely hidden—those from her past, and those in the present. Some things, Beth Roberts knows, a lady simply doesn’t share, even in the 1880’s West. The townspeople would never understand. No one ever has.

Jeffery Tucker, a handsome young writer, has kept his own secrets. He doesn’t have a right to pry into Beth’s affairs but finds himself strangely drawn to her and intrigued by the whiff of mystery surrounding her.

Beth knows that one day someone will unravel the threads of her past. And when two men from her past arrive, the truth might just hurt . . . Beth’s future and her heart.

As shadowy memories surface, Beth sketches the scenes she sees and is shocked by what—and who—her illustrations reveal. Dare she risk her heart again?

Thoughts:

Wishing on Buttercups is the second book in Miralee Ferrell’s Love Blossoms in Oregon series. This captivating story imparts a wonderful message. “God looks at the heart, not the outward appearance.”

Wishing on ButtercupsHaving read Blowing on Dandelions, I was eager to continue this series! I loved returning to Baker City, Oregon, and delving deeper into the lives of Beth Roberts and Jeffery Tucker. Both of these characters harbored secrets from their pasts and unanswered questions plagued them. This intriguing storyline, coupled with complex characters, kept me turning the pages and wanting to know more.

I also enjoyed catching up with the other colorful characters who were introduced in Blowing on Dandelions. It was a pleasure to revisit the boardinghouse, which continued to bustle with the activities of its residents.

Miralee Ferrell has penned a story that is full of heart and emotion; one that will draw you in and surround you with comforting hope. I highly recommend Wishing on Buttercups and eagerly await more stories in this wonderful series! 

You can order your copy of Wishing on Buttercups from Amazon, other online retailers, or your favorite bookstore.

Biography:

Miralee Ferrell- headshotMiralee Ferrell is a speaker, accredited counselor, and former ACFW chapter president who has published multiple contemporary and historical romance novels since starting to write in 2005. She enjoys horseback riding, gardening, and family gatherings around their eleven-acre property in Washington State’s beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Miralee has had eight books release, both in women’s contemporary fiction and historical fiction, with another 5 under contract. She’s an award-winning author of Western fiction, and her newest novel, Wishing on Buttercups released February 1, and is the second in a series set in Baker City, Oregon, 1880s.

Interact with Miralee:

Website:  www.miraleeferrell.com

Facebook Author page:  www.facebook.com/miraleeferrell

Twitter: www.twitter.com/miraleeferrell

Giveaway:

To be entered to win a print copy of Wishing on Buttercups, please ask Miralee a question in the comments below.  Be sure to include your email address!  Miralee would love to answer questions concerning her books, writing, publishing career, pets, or her hobbies.  She will stop by periodically to answer questions, so drop in again to read her replies! 

Please note: Winners will be drawn on March 2.  There will be one winner drawn per blog and no winner may win more than one book in this tour. 

Welcome back, Miralee.  It is such a pleasure to visit with you again!  I have heard authors say they were surprised by a character, scene, or other element in their writing.  Did you encounter any surprises while you were writing Wishing on Buttercups? 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

14 Feb

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The Baby Rescue

12 Feb

The Baby Rescue

The Baby Rescue by Margaret Daley

Synopsis:

OPERATION BABY RESCUE

To rescue an abducted infant from a baby-smuggling ring, U.S marshal Colton Phillips has to work with FBI agent Lisette Sutton. But their tactics couldn’t be more different. The too-pretty agent goes by the book, whereas Colton breaks rules to get the job done. Colton vows to keep his heart out of the job, but his unwanted attraction to Lisette lowers his guard. Now Lisette—and an innocent child—are in grave danger, and Colton will stop at nothing to save them.

Thoughts:

The Baby Rescue is the 2nd book in the Love Inspired Witness Protection continuity series. Each written by a different author, these books can be enjoyed as a series or read as stand-alone stories.

Margaret Daley is a master of suspense and has written an action-packed story. With strong characters and a dramatic storyline, The Baby Rescue will keep you turning the pages, eager for more!

Colton Phillips, U.S. Marshal, sees the atrocities of the world through his job and clings to his faith for strength and reassurance. Issues from her past have caused FBI Agent Lisette Sutton to question her faith. Both must learn to trust and draw strength from each other in order to rescue an innocent child. “Evil is in our world. It’s how we deal with it that’s important.”

Mounting suspense, dangerous situations, and undercurrents of romance make this a most enjoyable book and one I highly recommend!  You can order your copy from Amazon, other online retailers or your favorite bookstore.

Biography:

Margaret Daley

Margaret Daley is an award-winning, multi-published author in the romance genre. One of her romantic suspense books, Hearts on the Line, won the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Book of the Year Contest. She has also won the Golden Quill Contest, FHL’s Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest, Winter Rose Contest, Holt Medallion and the Barclay Gold Contest. Margaret wrote for various secular publishers before the Lord led her to the Christian romance market. She currently writes inspirational romance and romantic suspense books for the Steeple Hill Love Inspired lines, romantic suspense for Abingdon Press and historical romance for Summerside Press.  To learn more about Margaret, please visit her website at: www.margaretdaley.com.

 

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

Blog Tour Kickoff- Wishing on Buttercups

10 Feb

Wishing on Buttercups- Blog Tour

 

The Wishing on Buttercups Blog Tour kicks off TODAY!  Each participating blog will give away one copy of Miralee Ferrell’s Wishing on Buttercups.  Giveaways open to U.S. residents only. 

To enter, simply visit a blog stop, read the post, and ASK MIRALEE A QUESTION in the comments section.  Visit as many blogs as you wish! 

Also, on Tuesday, February 11 at 8 p.m. Eastern, there will be a one-hour Twitter party. Everyone who asks a question during the party will be entered to win two books, signed by Miralee. Use and follow #WishingOnButtercups to participate!

The blog tour schedule is posted below.  As you can see, I am one of the stops on the tour.  I hope you will stop by and join the fun, right here, next Monday!  Good luck!!

 

February 10th – A Book Lover’s Retreat

February 11th – Shelley’s Book Case

February 12th – For the Love of Literature

February 13th –  The Book Bag

February 15th –  HomeSchooling4boyz

February 17th – Buzzing about Books

February 18th – Stuck on Books

February 19th – The power of words..

February 20th – My Recent Favorite Books

February 22nd – Melina’s Book Blog

February 24th – The Front Porch

February 26th – My Devotional Thoughts

February 28th – Diana’s Tea Time Reviews

February 28th – Create with Joy