Archive | February, 2016

Friday Freebie

12 Feb

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River of Danger

River of Danger by Alexa Verde

Kindle

Dallas reporter River Montenegro returns to her hometown, Rios Azules, in south Texas to aid her father, a constantly recovering alcoholic. After the notorious Smiling Killer strikes close to her home — and her own neck, River grudgingly accepts help from her childhood friend and first love, who unknowingly crushed her heart.

When his formerly awkward school buddy is being stalked and attacked, local newspaper editor and town favorite Jacob Forrester decides to protect River. Falling for River, who blossomed into a confident, beautiful woman, Jacob is also eager to take their friendship to a different level. But River always made it clear she wouldn’t stick around.

Scarred and scared, River has fled to the big city lights once. But she’s stronger now. The homegrown killer better be prepared because not all Rivers run…

River of Danger is a prequel to the Secrets of Rios Azules Series, followed by Book 1, Color of Danger. The series is set in Rios Azules, a small Texas town where rivers and emotions run deep, and the richest family in town has a fine taste for food, jewelry, and murder. 

#BookReview: Always Watching by Lynette Eason

11 Feb

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Always Watching by Lynette Eason

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The bodyguards of Elite Guardians Agency have more than just skill and prowess in common–they’re also all women. When it becomes clear that popular psychiatrist and radio personality Wade Savage has a stalker, his father secretly hires Elite Guardians in order to protect his son.

But when Wade’s bodyguard is attacked and nearly killed, agency owner Olivia Edwards must step in and fill the gap. Olivia’s skills are about to be tested to the limit as Wade’s stalker moves from leaving innocent gifts at his door to threatening those closest to him. Olivia has the feeling that she’s next on the list. And to complicate things even further, she realizes that her heart may be in as much danger as her client.

 

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Always Watching is not your typical suspense! With a style all her own, Lynette Eason has crafted a chilling and thrilling story!

Wade Savage is being watched and his stalker is determined to get his attention. Hired to protect him, Olivia Edwards and her team are determined to keep Wade safe. Will they survive this dangerous and deadly game?

Complex characters, unique story elements, and a subtle romance kept me turning the pages of this spine-tingling suspense. I really enjoyed this first Elite Guardians novel and am eager to continue this exciting new series!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts expressed are my own.

 

A behind the scenes look at the cover photo shoot!

 

Lynette Eason

Lynette Eason grew up in Greenville, SC. She graduated from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, and then obtained her masters in education from Converse College. Author of twenty inspirational romantic suspense books, she is also a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA).

Visit Lynette’s website: http://www.lynetteeason.com/

Cover Reveal: A Lady Unrivaled by Roseanna M. White

9 Feb

I’m so excited to reveal the cover of the third book in Roseanna M. White’s Ladies of the Manor series, A Lady Unrivaled!  I think it’s a beautiful and alluring cover that draws you in and invites you to discover the story inside!  

The Ladies of the Manor Series take readers back in time to Edwardian England, when automobiles and electric lights were all the rage, but the old way of life still ruling the land. Lords and ladies, maids and valets…and in this case, a dose of danger and mystery to take them all on their journey to love.  If you’re a fan of historical romance, you certainly need to add this series to your must read list!

A Lady Unrivaled

A Lady Unrivaled by Roseanna M. White

White Is Quickly Becoming the Top Name in Edwardian Romance

About the book:

Lady Ella Myerston can always find a reason to smile–even if it’s just in hope that tomorrow will be better than today. All her life everyone has tried to protect her from the realities of the world, but Ella knows very well the danger that has haunted her brother and their friend, and she won’t wait for it to strike again. She intends to take action . . . and if that happens to involve an adventurous trip to the Cotswolds, then so much the better.

Lord Cayton has already broken two hearts, including that of his first wife, who died before he could convince himself to love her. Now he’s determined to live a better life. But that proves complicated when old friends arrive on the scene and try to threaten him into a life of crime. He does his best to remove the intriguing Lady Ella from danger, but the stubborn girl won’t budge. How else can he redeem himself, though, but by saving her–and his daughter–from those dangerous people who seem ready to destroy them all?

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Roseanna M. White

Roseanna M. White pens her novels beneath her Betsy Ross flag, with her Jane Austen action figure watching over her. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two children, editing and designing, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna’s novels range from biblical fiction to American-set romances to her new British series. She lives with her family in West Virginia. Learn more at www.RoseannaMWhite.com

 

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#BookReview: A Son’s Vow by Shelley Shepard Gray | 5 Book #Giveaway

8 Feb

A Son's Vow

A Son’s Vow by Shelley Shepard Gray

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Three months ago, everything changed for Darla Kurtz and her family.

Darla’s father was responsible for a terrible fire at Charm’s lumber mill which killed five Amish men. And though he, too, lost his life, the town of Charm hasn’t looked at her family the same since. Even Lukas Kinsinger—with whom Darla used to have a close friendship.

Now her brother’s anger at the town is spilling over onto Darla, and she has the bruises to prove it. The accident already cost five lives, but if something doesn’t change soon, Darla fears it will cost her—and her family—even more.

Lukas Kinsinger wants to mourn the loss of his father, but he can hardly find the time to breathe. Suddenly the head of his father’s lumber mill and responsible for taking care of his three siblings, he’s feeling the pressure. He has also never felt more alone—especially with the new tension between he and Darla. But when he learns of her troubles at home, Lukas knows he can’t simply stand by and watch. Someone has to help her before another tragedy occurs.

As Lukas and Darla attempt to repair their families, they discover something deeper than friendship growing between them. But will Lukas and Darla’s love be accepted after so much loss? Or will the pain of the past overcome any chance of future happiness?

 

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My thoughts:

A Son’s Vow is a compelling story that captivated me from beginning to end! In this first book of the Charmed Amish Life series, Shelley Shepard Gray sweeps readers away to Charm, Ohio, where tragedy has claimed the lives of several men in the community. Reeling with pain and grief, the families affected struggle to find hope and healing.

Told with such strong emotion, my heart ached for the Kinsinger and Kurtz families. Lukas and Darla, as well as their families, are engaging characters and their journey is a beautiful example of love and forgiveness.

“His words sounded like a promise. A vow. Something so deep and emotional and meaningful that she hardly knew whether to ignore it or grab ahold of that promise and beg him never to forget his words.”

I loved this heartfelt story and am eager to continue the Charmed Amish Life series!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. All thoughts expressed are my own.

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Click the image below to enter to win a copy of A Son’s Vow—five winners will be chosen! The winners will be announced February 11 on Shelley’s blog!

A Son's Vow 5 Book Giveaway

 

SSGray

Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.

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Friday Freebie

5 Feb

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Love's Sure Dawn

Love’s Sure Dawn by Naomi Rawlings
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No matter how hard she tries to help, Rebekah Cummings always ends up causing more problems than she solves. This time, though, things will be different. She’ll find a way to pay her family’s debts, even if doing so requires leaving Eagle Harbor. Maybe then they’ll start treating her as a capable woman who makes her own choices.

Gilbert Sinclair is going to marry an heiress. With his latest business venture sunk at the bottom of Lake Superior, he needs money to replace the steamship he lost, so he heads to Chicago where his father’s business connections should land him a suitable wife. Like most things in his meticulously planned life, everything goes as expected—until he discovers Rebekah Cummings working as the new cook on his ship.

Rebekah well remembers the pain she endured the last time she tried trusting Gilbert, and Gilbert can’t afford to pursue the love of a working class woman. But they can’t stop the forgotten feelings swirling between them—or ignore the sacrifices they’d both have to make for a future together.

#BookReview: If I Run by Terri Blackstock |Fitbit #Giveaway

3 Feb

If I Run

If I Run by Terri Blackstock

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Casey knows the truth. But it won’t set her free.

Casey Cox’s DNA is all over the crime scene. There’s no use talking to police; they have failed her abysmally before. She has to flee before she’s arrested . . . or worse. The truth doesn’t matter anymore.

But what is the truth? That’s the question haunting Dylan Roberts, the war-weary veteran hired to find Casey. PTSD has marked him damaged goods, but bringing Casey back can redeem him. Though the crime scene seems to tell the whole story, details of the murder aren’t adding up. Casey Cox doesn’t fit the profile of a killer. But are Dylan’s skewed perceptions keeping him from being objective? If she isn’t guilty, why did she run?

Unraveling her past and the evidence that condemns her will take more time than he has, but as Dylan’s damaged soul intersects with hers, he is faced with two choices. The girl who occupies his every thought is a psychopathic killer . . . or a selfless hero. And the truth could be the most deadly weapon yet.

 

Terri Blackstock talks about her latest release, If I Run

My thoughts:

Heart-pounding and nail-biting, If I Run is a fast-paced suspense that kept me on the edge of my seat. I really enjoyed the way this story was told! The first person point of view heightened the drama and sense of urgency, thrusting me into the action of the story.

From the first page until the last, I was completely engaged in Casey Cox’s story. As the book draws to a close, a subplot is resolved, but Casey’s plight remains ongoing and will continue through the series. Terri Blackstock thrilled me with If I Run and left me wanting more. I can’t wait to read the next installment of this exciting series!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. All thoughts expressed are my own.

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Join Terri in celebrating her new book with a Fitbit giveaway and a special $4.99 digital pre-order deal!

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One grand prize winner will receive:

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on February 16th. The winner will be announced February 17th on the Litfuse blog.

Plus don’t miss out on the special $4.99 digital pre-order pricing, now through February 15. Pre-order the book through your favorite e-book retailer; details here.

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Terri Blackstock has sold over seven million books worldwide and is a New York Times bestselling author. She is the award-winning author of Intervention, Vicious Cycle, and Downfall, as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, the SunCoast Chronicles, and the Restoration Series.

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The winner is…

2 Feb

Winner- Joshua's Mission

Random.org has spoken and the winner is Jackie Smith!

Thank you, Vannetta, for stopping by to visit and for offering a giveaway copy of Joshua’s Mission. Thank you, readers, for visiting and participating in the giveaway. I hope you’ll join me again for more giveaways, guest posts, reviews and more!

#BookReview: I Love You Sour, I Love You Sweet by Anita Higman

1 Feb

I Love You Sour, I Love You Sweet

I Love You Sour, I Love You Sweet by Anita Higman

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An ABC picture book by bestselling author Anita Higman, beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Jeneal B. Rogers. 

C: I love you like a Cookie crunch. I love you when you’re late for lunch.

J: I love you sour, I love you sweet, I love you like a Jelly treat.

N: I love you rainbow colors bright. I love you in the starry Night.

T: I love you much in whispers light and when you Tuck me in at night.

Z: I love you bigger than a pancake stack. I love you Zooming to the moon and back!

 

My thoughts:

I Love You Sour, I Love You Sweet is full of charm! Its fun, sweet messages of love are sure to delight children as well as adults. With poetic verses and whimsical illustrations, my children and I loved each and every page. We look forward to reading and sharing this special book again and again!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.  All thoughts expressed are my own. 

 

Anita Higman

Best-selling and award-winning author, Anita Higman, has over thirty books published (several coauthored) for adults and children. She’s been a Barnes & Noble “Author of the Month” for Houston and has a BA degree, combining speech communication, psychology, and art. Anita loves good movies, exotic teas, and brunch with her friends.

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