Archive | May, 2014

The winner is…

31 May

SilencedSM has chosen lucky #2. 

Congratulations, Sarah Snider!

Thank you all for visiting and participating in the Silenced giveaway!  More giveaways coming soon! 

Silenced- Reader Fun

29 May

Dani Pettrey has a fabulous Fun Page on her website with reader extras and bonus material for each of her books.  If you haven’t visited, check it out!  Here are a few of the fun things you will find about her latest release, SILENCED!


Meet the characters from SILENCED:





Visit the SILENCED Pinterest Board:




Plus so much more! 

This is just a glimpse of the fun that can be found on Dani’s Fun Page!  I hope you will join the adventure today!


WAIT!!  You still have time to enter to win a copy of SILENCED!  Simply visit Tuesday’s post and leave a comment!  The giveaway ends tomorrow, May 30, at midnight CST.  Good luck!


27 May


Silenced by Dani Pettrey


A relaxing day of rock climbing takes a disturbing turn when Kayden McKenna’s route leads her to a face-to-face encounter with a dead climber. Is it a terrible accident or something sinister? When the case is handed to the overburdened sheriff, he turns to Jake Westin. With Jake’s past now revealed, he’s ready to use his talent for investigation again-–but he could never prepare for where the case will take him.

Kayden and Jake soon realize that the death was no accident. And worse, it seems the killer is on to them. When strange things begin happening in Yancey, Jake is terrified that once again his world may put someone he loves in danger.

But the truth is far worse than either of them imagine.


Silenced is the fourth book in Dani Pettrey’s acclaimed Alaskan Courage series.  While any of the books in the series can stand alone, I encourage you to read them in order.  In doing so, you will come to know and love the McKenna family and understand their stories.

I am such a fan of this fantastic series and love coming back to Yancey, Alaska, and catching up with the McKenna family! 

Dani Pettrey always grabs my attention from the very beginning of the story, and that is exactly what she did in Silenced!  The suspense quickly mounted and I was anxious to find out more with each turn of the page. 

I loved the wonderful romance in this story, from the progression of Kayden and Jake’s relationship to the happily-ever-afters for two McKenna siblings.  Now I can’t for Reef’s story in the last book of the series, Sabotaged, which releases next spring. 

Dani Pettrey is a master at writing characters you care about and suspense that keeps you guessing!  Silenced is another exciting Alaskan adventure you don’t want to miss!

For more information about Silenced, including an excerpt, please visit:

Available from:

Barnes and Noble



Dani Pettrey is a wife, home-schooling mom, and the acclaimed author of the romantic suspense series Alaskan Courage, which includes her bestselling novels Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, and her latest release, Silenced. She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves–the thrill of adventure, nail biting suspense, the deepening of her characters’ faith, and plenty of romance. She and her husband reside in Maryland, where they enjoy time with their daughters, son-in-law, and super adorable grandson.

Author Links:

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Get your copy of SILENCED by Author Dani Pettrey!


Dani Pettrey and Bethany House Publishers have generously offered a copy of Silenced to be given away to one lucky reader!  To enter, please leave a comment, along with your email address. 

This giveaway ends Friday, May 30 at midnight CST.  The winner will be drawn and announced on Saturday, May 31.  Good luck!!

To earn additional entries, you may do the following:

◦Let me know you follow my blog
◦Sign up to follow if you are not a follower
◦Share this giveaway through Facebook, Twitter, your blog, or email

Be sure and leave a comment letting me know what you have done to earn additional entries.

Contest Rules:

  • No purchase is necessary.
  • Odds of winning are based on number of entries.
  • US residents, 18 and older, are eligible to enter.


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

The winner is…

26 May

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The winner of a digital copy of A BRIDGE UNBROKEN is:

Jackie Smith

Congratulations, Jackie!


In Remembrance

26 May

Memorial Day

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn

23 May

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn

 The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn by Lori Benton


Frontier dangers cannot hold a candle to the risks one woman takes by falling in love.

In an act of brave defiance, Tamsen Littlejohn escapes the life her harsh stepfather has forced upon her. Forsaking security and an arranged marriage, she enlists frontiersman Jesse Bird to guide her to the Watauga settlement in western North Carolina. But shedding her old life doesn’t come without cost. As the two cross a vast mountain wilderness, Tamsen faces hardships that test the limits of her faith and endurance.

Convinced that Tamsen has been kidnapped, wealthy suitor Ambrose Kincaid follows after her, in company with her equally determined stepfather. With trouble in pursuit, Tamsen and Jesse find themselves thrust into the conflict of a divided community of Overmountain settlers. The State of Franklin has been declared, but many remain loyal to North Carolina. With one life left behind and chaos on the horizon, Tamsen struggles to adapt to a life for which she was never prepared. But could this challenging frontier life be what her soul has longed for, what God has been leading her toward? As pursuit draws ever nearer, will her faith see her through the greatest danger of all—loving a man who has risked everything for her?


The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn is a sweeping novel that captivated me from the very first page! Lori Benton’s writing is exquisite and she has penned a masterful tale of adventure, suspense, and romance!

I love historical fiction and adored everything about this extraordinary story! The rich, historical details are fascinating and the riveting storyline kept me reading late into the night. I loved the complexity of the characters and found them to be wonderfully endearing and intriguing. Tamsen Littlejohn is a young lady full of courage, faith, and determination. Her rugged hero, Jesse Bird, is patient and protective. Their story is one that will leave you breathless!

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn is a magnificent novel and one I highly recommend!

Available from:
Barnes & Noble
Random House


Lori BentonLori Benton, author of the acclaimed Burning Sky, was born and raised east of the Appalachian Mountains, surrounded by early American and family history going back to the 1600s. Her novels transport readers to the 18th century, where she brings to life the Colonial and early Federal periods of American history, creating a melting pot of characters drawn from both sides of a turbulent and shifting frontier, brought together in the bonds of God’s transforming grace.

When she isn’t writing, reading, or researching 18th century history, Lori enjoys exploring the mountains with her husband – often scouring the brush for huckleberries, which overflow the freezer and find their way into her signature huckleberry lemon pound cake.

You can visit her website at 


I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author.  All thoughts expressed are my own and no monetary compensation was received. 


A Bridge Unbroken- Spotlight, Review, and GIVEAWAY

20 May

Welcome to the BlitzKat blog tour for Cathy Bryant’s A Bridge Unbroken. Another Miller’s Creek Novel set in the heart of Texas, A Bridge Unbroken brings two new characters to the forefront while still giving fans a glimpse of their favorite characters from the past, including the old geezers and Mama Beth.

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Letting go to build a bridge…

Dakota Kelly wants her painful past to disappear. A plan to start afresh is derailed when she co-inherits her late grandfather’s farm with the man responsible for the scars on her heart. But Chance Johnson isn’t the only ghost from the past. Someone else is out to get her and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Will Chance and Dakota lay aside their grudges to restore the old farmhouse and bridge, or will evil forces sabotage their attempt at forgiveness?

Click HERE to read a sample chapter of A Bridge Unbroken.

The Other Miller’s Creek Novels

| Texas Roads | A Path Less Traveled | The Way of Grace| Pilgrimage of Promise|

“Miller’s Creek, Texas…where folks are friendly, the iced tea is sweet, and Mama Beth’s front porch beckons…”


A Bridge Unbroken is Book 5 in Cathy Bryant’s Miller’s Creek novels.  While fans of the series are sure to welcome the newest addition, A Bridge Unbroken can easily be read as a stand-alone novel.

I thoroughly enjoyed the community of Miller’s Creek and its residents.  Dakota Kelly and Chance Johnson are strong characters, left vulnerable by the physical and emotional scars of their pasts.  Their journey, full of suspense and romance, is one of faith and forgiveness.  I loved the unexpected plot twists, as well as the beautiful spiritual messages!   

One of my favorite quotes from the novel:

“I think we naturally shy away from difficulties, but God uses them to grow us closer to Him and help us depend on Him.”

A Bridge Unbroken is a touching, engaging story and one that I highly recommend to fans of inspirational romantic suspense!   


Cathy has generously offered to give away one e-copy of A Bridge Unbroken.  To enter, please leave a comment, along with your email address. 

This giveaway ends Sunday, May 25 at midnight CST.  The winner will be drawn and announced on Monday, May 26.  Good luck!!

To earn additional entries, you may do the following:

◦Let me know you follow my blog
◦Sign up to follow if you are not a follower
◦Share this giveaway through Facebook, Twitter, your blog, or email

Be sure and leave a comment letting me know what you have done to earn additional entries.


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A native daughter of the Lone Star State, Cathy loves spinning tales about life in small town Texas. When she’s not weaving stories about the fine folks in Miller’s Creek, you’ll find her rummaging through thrift stores, feeding her reality TV addiction, or up to her elbows in yet another home improvement project in the mountain cabin she shares with her minister husband of over thirty years. You can find out more about Cathy and her books at

Here are a few other places to meet up with Cathy in cyberspace:

|Facebook| Twitter | Pinterest | GoodreadsAmazon | YouTube | Google+|

And reader friends on Facebook may want to visit the following groups, the first for book bargains and the second to discuss all things Miller’s Creek.

Blog Tour and Launch Party

Cathy is celebrating the new addition to the Miller’s Creek family by making several prizes available to reader friends, including a $100 Visa Card Giveaway. Winners will be announced at the interactive Facebook Launch Party on May 22, 2014.
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Other prizes include: t-shirts, coffee mugs, tote bags, bookmarks, eBooks, print books and Amazon Gift cards.

Enter the grand prize drawing for the $100 Visa Card by clicking one of the links below. Hurry, because the contest ends May 22, 2014. (NOTE: Some contest tasks can be completed daily for extra chances to win.) The grand prize winner will be announced at the A Bridge Unbroken Facebook launch party on May 22.



Don’t miss the fun! See you at the party!

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


19 May


The names drawn in the Color of Danger giveaway were:

KayM and susanmsj


Celebrate with Vannetta Chapman

16 May

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During the month of May, you can purchase signed copies of Vannetta Chapman’s books from her webpage for $10, plus tax and shipping.  Don’t miss this great opportunity!

Win with Miralee Ferrell

14 May

Want to win your choice of any one of Miralee Ferrell’s novels?  YES! 

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To enter, simply visit Miralee’s new blog location,, and subscribe to her blog.  Then, leave a comment letting her know you did! 

 Forget Me Not

Miralee’s newest release, Forget Me Not, is available now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers.