Friday, February 7, 2020

MALICE Blog Tour

Today we have a blog tour for Pintip Dunn’s new YA fantasy thriller Malice! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!

Title: Malice

Author: Pintip Dunn

Genre: YA Thriller with Fantasy elements

 

About Malice:

What I know: a boy at my school will one day wipe out two-thirds of the population with a virus. What I don’t know: who he is. In a race against the clock, I not only have to figure out his identity, but I'll have to outwit a voice from the future telling me to kill him. Because I'm starting to realize no one is telling the truth. But how can I play chess with someone who already knows the outcome of my every move? Someone so filled with malice she’s lost all hope in humanity? Well, I'll just have to find a way―because now she’s drawn a target on the only boy I've ever loved...
Review: Very interesting read! It kept  me glued to each page, kept me wondering and intrigued with the concept of the story line!

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What Kirkus Review is saying about Malice: 

"Well-drawn characters and playful twists keep this thriller fully charged."

About Pintip Dunn:

Pintip Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author of young adult fiction. She graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B., and received her J.D. at Yale Law School. Pintip’s novel FORGET TOMORROW won the 2016 RWA RITA® for Best First Book, and SEIZE TODAY won the 2018 RITA for Best Young Adult Romance. In addition, her books have been translated into four languages, and they have been nominated for the following awards: the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire; the Japanese Sakura Medal; the MASL Truman Award; the Tome Society It list; the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award; and a Kirkus Reviews Best Indie Book of the Year. Her other novels include REMEMBER YESTERDAY, THE DARKEST LIE, GIRL ON THE VERGE, STAR-CROSSED, and MALICE.  

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The Cracking of Monday Egg Review

The Maker created Monday Egg for a very important reason. Monday just doesn’t understand it yet. Being an egg with arms and legs has its advantages. Monday can run like the wind and climb trees easily, but he is an egg. What happens when he cracks?
The Cracking of Monday Egg is the story of a cranky crow, a sick little girl, a kind squirrel and Monday’s struggle to deal with his own crackability.
Review:
I chose to read this book because I thought it would be great read to read to my granddaughter. While it is a cute story on the surface about the life and struggles of an egg,it dives deeper with allegories of trails we face in our every day life and how "the Creater" is there with us through it all and there to heal our hurts,inside and out.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and Just Read Tours and am not required to write a positive review.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

MALICE Pre-Release Blitz


Today we have an excerpt for Pintip Dunn’s upcoming Malice! Check it out and be sure to pre-order your copy today!

Title: Malice

Author: Pintip Dunn

Genre: YA Thriller with Fantasy elements

Release Day: February 4th

 

About Malice:

What I know: a boy at my school will one day wipe out two-thirds of the population with a virus.   What I don’t know: who he is.   In a race against the clock, I not only have to figure out his identity, but I'll have to outwit a voice from the future telling me to kill him. Because I'm starting to realize no one is telling the truth. But how can I play chess with someone who already knows the outcome of my every move? Someone so filled with malice she’s lost all hope in humanity? Well, I'll just have to find a way―because now she’s drawn a target on the only boy I've ever loved...

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Exclusive Excerpt:

A streak of electricity zaps through my head. My eyes pop open. What was that? I swear I felt my brain short-circuiting. Cautiously, I glance around. A couple of my classmates are biting into fat, foil-wrapped burritos, and a girl with a feather tattoo is stretched on the lawn, using her girlfriend’s stomach as a pillow. A group of guys throw a basketball around on the court, Not a single person looks at me. Clearly, no puff of smoke billows around my head. Okay, then. I was probably just imagining it. Lack of sleep and too much fatigue from carving all those veggies. That combo’s enough to make anybody hallucinate. Giving my head a firm shake, I start walking— Zapppp. My breath hitches. The synapses inside my brain sizzle, as though they’re being held over an open fire. I grab my temples between my hands, but it doesn’t help. The pain intensifies, as though my brain is slowly being brought to a boil. My vision blurs, and I lurch behind a tree, dropping to my knees. A muffled voice rumbles. I don’t pay attention. I have more pressing concerns, like keeping the brain inside my skull. The voice rumbles louder. FLAMING MONKEYS. Can’t you see a girl is dying here? Go. Away. “Maybe I would if you would listen a moment,” the Voice snaps, much more clearly this time. What? Disoriented, I look up. But there’s no one around other than a butterfly flitting by my head. “I’m in here,” the Voice says, as though I’m a wayward two-year-old. “In your head.” The pain dials back a notch, but my stomach is still swirling with nausea. A voice…in my head? No way. I’m hallucinating. I’ve got to be. The chicken tasted worse than normal—maybe I have food poisoning. Any second now, I’m going to vomit or pass out. Probably both. “Focus,” the Voice barks. She sounds feminine, but I can’t tell if she’s young or old. “Do you want this pain to stop?” The flames roar back, burning even hotter. This is the worst food poisoning ever. I’m never cooking again. “Yes!” I moan. “I’ll do anything. Just make it stop.” The pain shuts off like a door being slammed, and I collapse against the tree trunk, panting. “Good. I’ll go away, once and for all. You won’t have to deal with this pain anymore. You just have to do one thing for me.” She pauses, as though gathering her thoughts. “Tell Bandit that you love him.” “Huh?” The electricity must’ve fried my hearing. “Who?” “Bandit,” the Voice bites out. “You know. The Thai boy playing basketball across the field?” Pushing myself off the tree, I peer around the trunk. Across the courtyard, a guy with electric-blue hair raises his hands to shoot the ball, and his shirt rides up, revealing nicely defined muscles. “You’ve g-got to be kidding,” I sputter. “I don’t even know him! I’m not going to profess my love to some random guy.” The Voice sighs. “Yes, actually. You are.”  

What Kirkus Review is saying about Malice:  

"Well-drawn characters and playful twists keep this thriller fully charged."
  About Pintip Dunn: Pintip Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author of young adult fiction. She graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B., and received her J.D. at Yale Law School. Pintip’s novel FORGET TOMORROW won the 2016 RWA RITA® for Best First Book, and SEIZE TODAY won the 2018 RITA for Best Young Adult Romance. In addition, her books have been translated into four languages, and they have been nominated for the following awards: the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire; the Japanese Sakura Medal; the MASL Truman Award; the Tome Society It list; the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award; and a Kirkus Reviews Best Indie Book of the Year. Her other novels include REMEMBER YESTERDAY, THE DARKEST LIE, GIRL ON THE VERGE, STAR-CROSSED, and MALICE.

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Monday, January 13, 2020

The Trouble in Willow Falls


The Trouble in Willow Falls JustRead Blog Tour 


Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for The Trouble in Willow Falls by Pat Nichols, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK
The Trouble in Willow Falls by Pat Nichols
Title: The Trouble in Willow Falls
Series: Willow Falls #2
Author: Pat Nichols
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 8, 2019

After a scathing blogger review and a negative Atlanta television newscast tarnish Willow Falls’ reputation as a secluded North Georgia tourist destination, the town council votes to use the remainder of its annual budget to hire a PR firm to restore the town's image. At a town-hall meeting, angry residents brainstorm ideas to boost Willow Falls’ appeal. When a second Atlanta television station announces plans to film a segment for its Around Georgia series, residents invest their time and limited resources to spruce up Main Street’s appearance. Willow Post editor Emily Hayes can't help but shake her head at her town's desperate efforts.

For months, Emily has submitted her novel to numerous publishers but received only rejections. When famous artist Naomi Jasper offers Emily much-needed cash to finish writing, then cast and direct a play about Willow Falls’ colorful history, Emily faces a difficult decision—postpone the rewrite of her novel or accept the project. After convincing her sister, Rachel Streetman, to partner with her, Emily puts her dreams on hold and agrees to take on the play. Failure to deliver is not an option.

All her life Rachel has dreamed of becoming a stage actress, so when she receives an invitation to audition for a respected Broadway director, Rachel abandons her sister and the Willow Falls play. But an incident with the director sends her reeling back into the arms of Charlie Bricker, her one true love. Out of options, Rachel reluctantly accepts her part in the town play with the slim hope that her performance might kick-start her career.

If anyone understands broken hearts, it's Willow Inn’s beloved innkeeper, Sadie Liles. Sadie has learned to live with the fact that love is the last thing she'll ever find. Then he walks through the front door.

As the town prepares for Redding Arms’ grand opening, five newcomers and one British tourist test the town’s quirky, lovable, argumentative residents’ souls. Digging deep to deal with the strife, bickering, and personal backstabbing will test Willow Falls in ways the small town never imagined. Could it be that the trouble in Willow Falls is the very thing that reminds its residents that honesty, love, and loyalty to one another is what binds them together?
Review:
This is a very intriguing story of a town trying to recover its tourism after a bad review. Lives are challenged and changed! Through much change, turmoil, hope and dreams and chances for new beginnings, the town must find its way to the semblance they want to partry to its tourists but they must find themselves and heal what's broken within first.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Pat Nichols

Retired from a twenty-seven-year corporate career, Pat Nichols draws on her experience in seven different management positions working with hundreds of amazing women from all walks of life to create stories about women facing tension-laced challenges and heart-warming triumphs in the pursuit of their dreams. Her debut novel, The Secret of Willow Inn, Willow Falls series book one, released January 2019. Book two, The Trouble in Willow Falls, released November 2019 and book three is slated for 2020.  She received the 2017 CRW Woman of the Year Award and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Word Weavers International.

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Quest of Fire: The Gathering Dark by Brett Armstrong



Quest of Fire: The Gathering Dark

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Review:
This book is definitely an epic fantasy tale in my opinion!I absolutely love the setting background of this story as I adore tales of knights,fighting for good and determined to overcome the darkness. Our main character Jason stops on his journey and is immediately taken by the tale being told of a legendary figure who went out with his friends and mentor to broker peace and conquer a great evil. You are so caught up in this story than the thought of this being a story within a story is faded into the recesses of your mind as you root for the characters as the encounter trails on their journey. The author effortlessly weaves spiritual wisdom into the the story and you will feel it pull at your heart as the story being told will affect Jason.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Amish Country Kidnapping AVAILABLE NOW!


About Amish Country Kidnapping 
AVAILABLE NOW!
For this Amish widow, nowhere is safe...
Unless she trusts the Englischer she once loved.
Waking up to a man trying to kidnap her is Amish widow Rachel Albrecht’s most terrifying moment—until she discovers he’s already taken her teenaged sister. Now Rachel’s life—and her sister’s—depends on her first love, Englischer deputy Noah Warren. But the danger of rekindling their forbidden love is the least of Rachel’s worries with her family in a killer’s sights…

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For this Amish widow, nowhere is safe...Unless she trusts the Englischer she once loved.

Amish widow Rachel Albrecht’s life depends her on trusting the one man who let her down…Can Deputy Noah Warren earn her trust in time to save her life?    

With a kidnapper stalking her every move, can Rachel and Noah put aside their troubled past long enough to unravel the truth locked away in Rachel’s mind.

When you’re running for your life, the most dangerous place to fall is in love… 

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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Guarded cover reveal 

Guarded by Sara Davison JustRead Cover Reveal

Welcome to the Cover Reveal for Guarded, the second book of The Night Guardians series by Sara Davison, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT GUARDED

Series: The Night Guardians, Book 2 
Author: Sara Davison 
Release Date: February 1, 2020 
Genre: Suspense / Thriller

The tip the stranger left sent Nicole a painfully clear message. The past is no longer in the past.

Nicole is fighting to bury the memories. Someone else is fighting to keep them exposed.

Detective Daniel Grey is back in town, and diner owner Nicole Hunter isn’t sure how she feels about that. It’s been almost seven years, and now she doesn’t just have herself to think about but her six-year-old son as well. If she does find the courage to take a chance on love, her heart could be smashed into pieces. Again.

And it’s not only her heart that is in danger. Someone is working hard to disrupt her present with reminders of the past she has worked hard to forget, especially her darkest memory—of the night her husband was gunned down in the street in front of her. As much as she might want to push Daniel away, Nicole needs him closer now than ever before.

But the one she trusts to keep her and her son safe has a secret that may prove to be the biggest threat of all.  

Here's the Cover:

Guarded by Sara Davison

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Sara Davison is the author of the romantic suspense novels The Watcher and The Seven Trilogy. She has been a finalist for eight national writing awards, including the Word Award for Best New Canadian Christian author, a Carol, and two Daphne du Maurier Awards, and is a Word and Cascade Award winner. Sara has a degree in English Literature and currently resides in Ontario, Canada with her husband Michael and their three children, all of whom she (literally) looks up to.

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Sara Davison is offering a $25 Amazon card to the winner - US and Canadian residents

Guarded JustRead Giveaway

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Monday, December 30, 2019

A Beautiful Mess by Brenda S. Anderson



Description

Can she love the child who broke up her marriage?

Nearly four years ago, Erin Belden’s happy life became a shattered mess. After her husband admitted to an affair and that a child had been conceived, he left her and their young daughter for his new family. Now, she’s finally ready to put the pieces of her life together. She’s set to launch her own business and even thinks her heart might be open to romance—should the right man come along.

But just when everything seems to be lining up, she receives a devastating call: her ex-husband and his wife have been killed in a car accident, and Erin is listed in their will as their daughter’s legal guardian.

How can she be a mother to the child—let alone love the child—who broke up her marriage? Does she have the courage to start over yet again and turn this mess into a mosaic of beauty?

A single mother’s journey from bitterness to forgiveness.

Review:
Where do I begin with this book? Well it is definitely a beautiful mess and I highly recommend it. I do have to say this book was way harder to read than I anticipated. For most people, it probably isn't but it hit close to home for me and brought up a lot of emotions that I still deal with the same as Erin had to deal with. A single mother raising a teenager(or for me two) who feels abandoned by her father is no easy task. Then for Erin to have to take in the child from her husband's affair after her ex and new wife die is a tremendous burden. And although she silently deals with anxiety and anger,she does take care of this little girl with grace and love.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

WONDER WITH ME by Kristen Proby

Today we are celebrating the newest release from Kristen Proby by participating in the blog tour! WONDER WITH ME is part of her With Me in Seattle series and it is releasing as part of 1001 Dark Nights. It just went live today! Check out an excerpt and book trailer from the title below. Click here to grab your copy now.

 

Purchase your copy of WONDER WITH ME today!

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About WONDER WITH ME:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby comes a new story in her With Me In Seattle series… Reed Taylor doesn’t pay much attention to the holidays—until he receives a surprise present. Four-year-old Piper is the daughter he never knew about, and with the death of her mother, is also now the roommate he never expected. He’s determined to make their first Christmas together one she’ll never forget. Noel Thompson has gotten her share of strange requests in her career as an interior designer. The call to design a beautiful home for Christmas is more like a dream come true. And that was before she met her new employer—sexy and mysterious, he’s everything she ever hoped Santa would bring her. As Noel showers his home with holiday spirit, Reed showers Piper with love. And the busy life he’s created for himself no longer seems nearly as important as the one Noel is helping him build with his daughter. But if he can’t convince his decorator to stay, this could be the only year he feels the true wonder of the season. **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**  
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BOOK TRAILER

REVIEW QUOTES FOR KRISTEN'S NOVELS:

“No one does swoony alphas, strong women, and sexy love stories like Kristen Proby. She truly knows how to write romance with heart.” ~Laurelin Paige, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author “Kristen Proby is the Nora Roberts of our generation.” ~Corinne Michaels, New York Timesbestselling author “Kristen Proby is our go-to when we want to escape, when we want a love story with a slow burn, a stellar supporting cast, and heroes that have us swooning for days.” ~Christina Lauren, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author “Proby has a knack for drawing readers in with her witty storytelling and heated romances that keep readers engaged until the very end. Once you sink your teeth into this juicy tale, you’ll find yourself wishing that the Seduction restaurant was actually in your city!” ~RT Book Reviews


AUTHOR INFORMATION:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves. Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.  
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Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Art of Regret Tour and Review


About The Book:
Release Date: 10/22/99
She Writes Press
Trevor McFarquhar lives a controlled, contrary existence. Traumatized by early childhood loss, the silence surrounding those losses, and then a sudden family relocation from the United States to France, he has no ambitions or dreams for his struggling Parisian bicycle shop or even for himself. Now in his late thirties, his romantic relationships are only casual―his friendships, few. He’s both aloof and exacting, holding everyone to his own high standards while being unforgiving of their faults.
But then two things happen. The 1995 transit strike forces Parisians through Trevor’s shop door to procure bicycles, and his once-sluggish business suddenly turns around. To his surprise, he is pleased. At the same time, Trevor enters into a relationship that threatens to destroy his relationship with his entire family. Humbled and ashamed, his veneer cracks, and he emerges from his cocoon a different man, ready to reconnect, to rediscover possibility, and ultimately to redeem himself.
Review:
I didn't know exactly what to expect from this book but it was an interesting and enlightened read. I have to say, at first I didn't much like Trevor, however I think that was the point because he didn't care much about what others thought of him he was emotionally shut off due to childhood trauma that he didn't quite understand. But as death of loved ones changed him as a small child into the withdrawn man he is now,death of loved brings him full circle to finding himself again.
About The Author: 

Mary Fleming was born in Chicago. After school on the East Coast, she attended Colby College in Maine where she received a BA degree in English literature. During a year spent at the University of Exeter, she met her first husband and moved to Paris in 1981. After several years as a freelance journalist and consultant, she worked as the French representative for an American foundation, The German Marshall Fund. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the French Fulbright Commission and of the NGO Bibliothèques sans Frontières. Now that their five children are grown up, she and her second husband split their time between Paris and Berlin. https://www.maryfleming.co/books

Author on Social Media:
Twitter: maryfleming_

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