Thursday, May 5, 2022

The A Rose for the Resistance Celebration Tour

 


             About the Book

   


Book: A Rose for the Resistance

Author: Angela K. Couch

Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance/Christian

Release date: April, 2022

A French Woman and German Soldier Create a Truce

Full of intrigue, adventure, and romance, this new series celebrates the unsung heroes—the heroines of WWII.

With her father in a German POW camp and her home in Ste Mere Eglise, France, under Nazi occupation, Rosalie Barrieau will do anything to keep her younger brother safe. . .even from his desire to join the French resistance. Until she falls into the debt of a German solder—one who delivers a wounded British pilot to her door. Though not sure what to make of her German ally, Rosalie is thrust deep into the heart of the local underground. As tensions build toward the allied invasion of Normandy, she must decide how much she is willing to risk for freedom.

 Review:

Though this is the 5th book of the Heroines of WWII by Author Angela K Couch,it is the first I've had the privilege of reading but it definitely won't be the last. Thanks to Celebration Tours giving me an opportunity to be apart of this tour,The Publisher and Netgalley for copy and intruding me to this author and series! My son and I share a special appreciation for this time period, both of us after reading Anne Frank in school and learning a little bit of what happened during the War that caused us to be consumed with intrigue of both sides that suffered tragedies, hardships and loss as well of how it all came to be,why the War happened,how the people became so overtaken by such a devious man, why the Jews were targeted,how people risked their lives to help hide people or be part of the Resistance,what fueled the German/Russian conflict on the other side of the War that helped weekend Nazi forces,and how borders were drawn that caused families to be separated for decades and how it led to the Cold War and finally the fall of the Berlin Wall,but unfortunately in my kids' time in school they skipped the The Berlin Wall,which I had a middle school bestie's mother who was separated from sisters and possibly other family members from this which always struck in my mind and led to my intrigue about it and I was a witness to its fall on live tv and felt the joy with the people there,so I taught my children about it and my son and I saw a YouTube video that showed the attempts of those to cross it and the technology before its time that made it essentially impossible to cross over the ground, some succeeded crossing underground and we got to see a piece of the Wall at Ft Leonardwood where he went to basic training.He did learn about a set of twins who survived the horrors done through experiments and had we not ended up sick on the day the Twin Sister still living visited their school, I was prepared to beg the Principle to join the assembly, all caused a shared want of knowledge of those secret heroes and heroines, survivors and those forced into service and those who jumped into service for freedom. This story shows such knowledge through storytelling skills of the author to bring to life a story of people trying to survive the war,do the right thing for others,stand for justice and freedom,deal with hardships and occupation leading up to the day Normandy was stormed upon which became a monumental turning point in the War. Through syory this you'll see faith,adventure, twists,and even romance blossom. I highly recommend this book!

Click here to get your copy!

 

About the Author



To keep from freezing in the great white north, Angela K Couch cuddles under quilts with her laptop. Winning short story contests, being a semi-finalist in ACFW’s Genesis Contest, and a finalist in the 2016 International Digital Awards also helped warm her up. As a passionate believer in Christ, her faith permeates the stories she tells. Her martial arts training, experience with horses, and appreciation for good romance sneak in as well. When not writing, she stays fit (and toasty warm) by chasing after four munchkins.

 

More from Angela

The story of A Rose for the Resistance has been in the making for a while. Rosalie and Franz came to life for me in the first novel I started writing as a teenager… (not even going to mention how long ago that was). Though much of that early work will never see the light of day, I am glad I can finally share them with you.

 

Every November 11th since I was a child, I would sit with my dad and watch WWII documentaries and movies like A Bridge too Far, or The Longest Day which featured Sainte-M癡re-glise during the D-day landings. So many of those stories beg to be remembered and I tried to include as much as I could in this novel, even in passing. Stories such as John Steele of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment who dropped into the warzone of Sainte-M癡re-glise that night and his chute caught on the spire of the church. He hung limply for hours, pretending to be dead, before the Germans took him prisoner. John later escaped and rejoined his division. Or, Henry Langrehr who landed five miles from his drop zone, crashing through a greenhouse on the way down. He was unharmed from the fall, but was later wounded and captured. He lived into his nineties to tell the tale.

 

Many of the events and deeds of The Resistance in the novel are also pulled from history. The French citizen’s willingness to risk their lives to transport weapons and information, and to staunchly resist the brutal German occupation. It is estimated that approximately 90,000 men women – and children – were killed, tortured, or deported by the Germans for their efforts.

Though many of the characters in this story are fictional, there are so many men and women who truly did live through the horrors of the War in Europe, and more importantly risked or sacrificed their all for the freedom and lives of others.

I pray we never forget.

Blog Stops

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, April 29


Debbie's Dusty Deliberations, April 29


Books, Books, and More Books, April 29


The Write Escape, April 30


Remembrancy, April 30


Southern Gal Loves to Read, May 1


Rachael's Inkwell, May 1


Texas Book-aholic, May 1


Genesis 5020, May 2


Where Crisis & Christ Collide, May 2


Inklings and notions, May 2


She Lives To Read, May 3


lakesidelivingsite, May 3


Betti Mace, May 4


For Him and My Family, May 4


Happily Managing a Household of Boys, May 4


Sodbuster Living, May 5


deb's Book Review, May 5


Book Butterfly in Dreamland, May 5


Locks, Hooks and Books, May 6


Jeanette’s Thoughts, May 6


Vicarious Living, May 6


Older & Smarter?, May 7


Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, May 7


Sylvan Musings, May 7


Connie's History Classroom, May 8


Blossoms and Blessings, May 8


Mary Hake, May 8


Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, May 9


Splashes of Joy, May 9


Through the Fire Blogs, May 9


Bizwings Blog, May 10


Pause for Tales, May 10


Labor Not in Vain, May 10


Bigreadersite, May 11


Where Faith and Books Meet, May 11


A Good Book and Cup of Tea, May 11


CarpeDiem, May 12


Lights in a Dark World, May 12

Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Angela is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/1d3bb/a-rose-for-the-resistance-celebration-tour-giveaway

  

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Of Kingdoms & Crowns

 

 

Title: Of Kingdoms and Crowns
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Dark Fantasy
Cover Designer: Jay Villalobos - Covers by Juan
Publication Date: April 30th, 2022
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR

Blurb:

From USA Today bestselling author Cameo Renae comes the highly-anticipated conclusion to her gripping Heir of Fire and Blood saga! 

 

With the King of Morbeth dead, Roehl seizes control of the kingdom. Capturing the late king’s witches and head guards, Roehl sends a message to Calla and Nicolae. 

 

Come to Morbeth within twenty days, or they will all be executed.  

 

Calla refuses to allow those who served her great-grandfather to die because of her. Yet to face him in battle she needs allies who will stand with her despite knowing they are walking into Roehl’s deadly trap. 

 

War is imminent. Lives will be lost. 

 

As Calla rallies her allies together, can she trust her powers to find victory and end Roehl’s evil reign? Or will she be the next to fall?


 



Cameo Renae, was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and now resides with her husband and children in Las Vegas.

She's a daydreamer, caffeine and peppermint addict, who loves to laugh, and loves to read to escape reality.
One of her greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance and sharing it with others. It is the love of her family and amazing support of her fans that keeps her going.
One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe and ride away on her magical unicorn. Until then...she'll keep writing!

Author Links:



Saturday, April 23, 2022

The Able Soul Celebration Tour

 


About the Book



Book: Able Soul

Author: Lucy Goncalves

Genre: Christian Inspirational Devotional

Release date: April 27, 2019

No stranger to adversity, Lucy Goncalves was deprived of oxygen at birth. She has lived her entire life with cerebral palsy, and the daily challenges she must face as a result.

In her award-winning debut book Able Soul: Empowering God’s Spirit Within, she explores the ground-breaking lessons garnered from embracing her struggles rather than giving up on God because of them. On the backdrop of personal stories from her life, along with related scriptures and prayers, you will find proof that the Holy Spirit is always accessible. God works with you in the midst of all your challenges.

By inviting God’s spirit in daily, Lucy has received tangible communications from God. She shares how the power of these soul-lifting reflections will lead you out of the darkness and steadfast toward pure contentment.

 Review:

The reason I chose to sign up for this tour is because it resonated with me as I had a similar birth experience except I was left in the birth canal for an unknown amount of time as the drs waited for the placenta and my kept insisting there was a 2nd baby there...I was a surprise identical twin who had trauma to my unbiblical cord early on in pregnancy that mended just enough for me to get fed after my twin sister was fed first due to our position in the womb(how they figured out our position and she got fed first without knowing there were two of us is beyond me but whatever that's the story my mom tells 仄‍♀️ I guess they figured out things later after the placenta was examined) so I was malnourished and not breathing or dead at birth(depending on who is telling the story when because it was only in the past few years that my Granny actually said I was dead...a lot of things I didn't know about my birth and the aftereffects didn't come to light until I was in my 40s(I'm 46 now). I was developmentally delayed and blind in my left eye due to a hematoma birthmark under my eyelids that caused my brain to just develop connection with my good eye and ignore the other,it was thought that I had optic nerve damage but again in the last several years with better technology my eye dr says that there's no optic nerve damage but I am having early degenerative eye condition in my blind eye. I didn't have much help besides speech in my first two years of school and always having a seat in front of the classroom because my parents didn't want the stigma of special ed services for me. So I learned to cope on my own and although I ended up getting my college degree later in life, I'm still the only one in my immediate family that has and I did it with a 3.0 GPA and quite a few semesters where I was on the Dean's list for 3.5 or higher GPA. I can't say I did this alone, without God that dream wouldn't have happened as I did it in my late 20s&early 30s as a single mom with two kids with social, emotional and behavioral issues themselves and fighting early stages of chronic illness. However, shortly after I got my 2 teacher certifications, my health started to decline rapidly and I wasn't able to work full time so I subbed until I couldn't work anymore. So I figured this book could give me some inspiration and spiritual help and encouragement. I have to say,the author makes the devotions or chapters simple to read yet get the point across. By a few chapters in I was emotional as it hit a spiritual nerve and I was ready to quit reading for the night(I attempted to read it in one sitting and planned on going back and reflect on certain chapters..which you can read it all at once or as a daily devotion) but the next chapter conveniently was on the very subject I just discovered I was struggling with. So I pressed on. This book is for anyone,disabled or not,it gives you tools for deeping your spiritual walk and facing issues we may not even realize we had. I'm thankful the author has shared her journey, life stories and lessons learned in this book! I recommend anyone to read it! There's many little golden nuggets of wisdom, scriptures to remind us of God's word, love and promises that's I've highlighted for futurereference as well as prayers at the end of each chapter that I've bookmarked. This is definitely a book you can go back to more than once. I also like that I found common interests and dreams with the that I have also. 



Click here to get your copy!

 

About the Author



Author, Advocate, Adventure Sport Enthusiast, Able Soul

Lucy Goncalves began her writing career by penning a sought-after blog, ‘Able Soul’ where she shares her life experiences of living with a disability, and in the midst of it found hope, faith, and the greatest love of all.  Due to a lack of oxygen at birth, Lucy acquired Cerebral Palsy.  She uses a powerchair for mobility, wrestling with chronic muscle spasms, and has a speech impediment, yet has fought through these obstacles to tell her story. She is the epitome of overcoming adversity.

Lucy is the daughter of Portuguese Canadian immigrants from Northern Portugal. She was raised in Kitimat, British Columbia and has been living independently in North Vancouver for the past few decades. She obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration and has chaired several nonprofit boards, including the InterFit Society, an organization that exists to remove barriers for people with disabilities to access outdoor recreational adventures.

Anyone who has met Lucy Goncalves can attest to her radiant personality, intellect, quick wit, sense of adventure and to the depth of her character. In her book, she shares candid reflections of her life living with a disability, the abuse she encountered, and the freedom she found with God. She hopes that you too will discover your own Able Soul story.

 

More from Lucy

Before writing the book, I felt a bit lost and frustrated, not having my voice completely heard. I felt that I had a lot to offer especially in regards to my faith. As a person with a disability, sometimes it’s difficult to be taken seriously, as an equal. Through prayer I began to write and started a blog. With positive feedback from readers, I gained confidence in my writing ability which led to the book.

Blog Stops

An Author's Take, April 12

Rebecca Tews, April 13

Texas Book-aholic, April 14

Debbie's Dusty Deliberations, April 15

deb's Book Review, April 16

Jodie Wolfe - Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet, April 17 (Author Interview)

Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting, April 18

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, April 19

Inklings and notions, April 20

Splashes of Joy, April 21 (Author Interview)

For Him and My Family, April 21

Locks, Hooks and Books, April 22

Stories By Gina, April 23 (Author Interview)

Book Butterfly in Dreamland, April 23

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, April 24

Miriam Jacob, April 25

Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Lucy is giving away the grand prize of a $50 GlobalGiving gift card to put towards a project or non-profit organization!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/1c951/able-soul-celebration-tour-giveaway

Friday, April 22, 2022

ONCE UPON A NAME

 


What’s in a name? Names have power, names have magic, names can set the course for a great destiny.


Once upon a time, twenty author friends accepted a challenge by a fairy tale name generator. Now, twenty new characters have adventurous tales to tell.


In this clean YA anthology, meet goddesses, empresses, countesses, wannabe sorceress apprentices, female leaders of wolf packs, and guardian frog sidekicks. Search for missing persons with a hunter turned detective. Swoon over the sultana who must prove she is fit to rule. Cavort with our demons, wraiths, and demigods and lose your soul to the Bone Marsh. Root for a genie’s freedom or bite your nails as you pray for the witch to get the spell right. And yes, feel your heart palpitate at unexpected romance.


Escape into our strange and unusual collection of short stories written by award-winning and up-and-coming authors. Join us in far-off lands and learn. . .what is in a name.


All proceeds donated to charity in support of reading and literacy.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B09C2TDGJV/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?ie=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Saturday, April 16, 2022

SUMMER AT THE CAPE


 
SUMMER AT THE CAPE
Author: RaeAnne Thayne
ISBN: 9781335936356
Publication Date: April 5, 2022
Publisher: HQN

Buy Links: 
BookShop.org
Harlequin 
Barnes & Noble
Amazon
Books-A-Million
Powell’s 

Social Links:
Author Website
Twitter: @raeannethayne
Facebook: RaeAnne Thayne
Instagram: raeannethayne
Goodreads


Author Bio: 

New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne finds inspiration in the beautiful norhtern Utah mountains where she lives with her family. Her stories have been described as "poignant and sweet" with "beautiful honest storytelling that goes straight to the heart." She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at www.raeannethayne.com.

Book Summary:

Summer at the Cape is the fourth original hardcover from New York Times, USA TODAY, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne. With the emotional pull of Debbie Macomber, Barbara Delinsky, and Susan Wiggs, RaeAnne tells the story of the Porter sisters, Cami and Violet, who come together to mourn the death of Violet's twin, Lily. Over the course of the summer, the sisters must make peace with each other and also individually with their free-spirited, outspoken, activist mother who left their father two decades earlier.

As the older sister to identical twins Violet and Lily, Cami Porter had always been the odd sister out. The breach became even stronger when her parents split up—while the twins stayed in Cape Sanctuary with their free-spirited activist mother, Rosemary, fourteen-year-old Cami moved to L.A. with her by-the-book attorney father, Ted. Nearly twenty years later, when Cami gets the tragic news that Lily has drowned saving a child, Cami returns to her childhood home—her mother and Violet need her.
Lily had spent her entire life looking for something to be passionate about, and in leasing a property from neighbor Franklin Rafferty and setting up Coastal Pines Glamping, she was about to see her dream realized. Following her death, the sadness and grief Rosemary, Violet and Cami feel is compounded by Jon Rafferty, son of the neighbor whose land Lily had leased. Jon, who hadn't seen his father in years, is stunned to learn that his father is in the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease, and he worries that the Porter women took advantage of him. But Jon can see that the Porter family is in mourning, and agrees they can keep the land through the summer, and then they'll need to shut the glamping site down.

Then there's Violet—the child Lily saved, Ariana Mendoza, is the daughter of Violet's former high school sweetheart, Alex Mendoza. She could never forgive him way back when for cheating on her, but she is so grateful that his adorable little girl is okay. Alex still has feelings for Violet, but he is overcome with grief and gratitude at the same time for the loss of Lily, who died saving his child.




Thursday, April 14, 2022

Madness in Wonderland



About the Book

 


Book: Madness in Wonderland

Author: Tabitha Bouldin

Genre: FantasySteampunk, Christian

Release date: March 8, 2022

Wonderland is in trouble.

Under the rule of the Red Queen, Wonderland is under constant threat. In fear for her throne, children are taken into the queen’s army and only the strongest survive.

Alice is nothing but a pirate, but with the help of Hatter, they hatch a plan to sneak into the Red Queen’s palace to free Hatter’s sister. After all, Alice has always wanted to fly an airship.

Dr. Frank N. Stein has created an army of automatons to serve their queen. Of particular note: a prototype soldier. Part man. Part machine. The best of both worlds.

Doc’s monster is a threat to everything they know, but Alice sees something in the man that begs she look beyond what he’s done and search out the heart of the beast for the better of the realm.

He’s their only hope of survival, but how can a monster learn to love when all he’s known is hate?

Review:

Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite classics and add the steampuck and Christian genres with a new twist on the original and you get a genius story! The Madness is real,the characters are not without struggles, but there’s hope. Alice sees something worth saving in the man everyone considers a monster. I love the themes stungout in the undertone of the story, the steampuck airships and clothing, the way the same old character are betrayed in a whole new way and the amazing plot of adventure, found family, finding the good in people and fighting evil. This is definitely a book you need to grab and read!

 

Click here to get your copy!

 

About the Author



Tabitha Bouldin has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing/English from Southern New Hampshire University. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and has been writing since 2015. When she’s not homeschooling her kids, you’ll find her curled up with a book. Tabitha’s genre of choice is Contemporary Christian Romance which she describes as: Adventure with heart.

 

More from Tabitha

Madness in Wonderland is a story of found family, good versus evil, rambunctious heroines and strong heroes who are not afraid to leap across airships for their people.

Trust me when I say I’ve tested their loyalty.

I put the Wonder’s crew through so much I started feeling sorry for them. Then I had another airship shoot at them with their cannons. That’s when I knew this story was not only a source of entertainment for me, but it was also challenging me. Madness forced me to become a better writer. Each page demanded my full attention if I wanted to have any hope of catching the true vibes of the story and bringing them to the page.

When I first started writing Madness, I had a rough idea of what I wanted. Evil Queen. Check. Alice as a tough but loving heroine. Check. Frankenstein’s monster. Check. (What’s Wonderland without a little havoc?)

Then the characters took over the story.

Frankenstein’s monster didn’t want to be a monster.

Hatter wanted to be more than a mad side character.

Alice wanted everyone to get along without losing another crew member.

Meeting their demands was a challenge and the story shifted from a whimsical fairy tale to something more. It dove deeper than I planned and showed me that I can do hard things too.


Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, April 5


Where Faith and Books Meet, April 6


Debbie's Dusty Deliberations, April 6


Inklings and notions, April 7


By the Book, April 8


For Him and My Family, April 8


deb's Book Review, April 9


Locks, Hooks and Books, April 10


April Hayman, Author, April 10


Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, April 11


Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting, April 12


Snark and Sensibility, April 12


Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, April 13


Simple Harvest Reads, April 14 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)


Book Butterfly in Dreamland, April 14


Tell Tale Book Reviews, April 15


Christina's Corner, April 15


cats in the cradle blog, April 16


Mary Hake, April 16


Sylvan Musings, April 17


Back Porch Reads, April 18

Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Tabitha is giving away the grand prize package a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/1c57b/madness-in-wonderland-celebration-tour-giveaway

   

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Wolf Hunter Pre-Order Blitz

 


Title: Wolf Hunter
Author: Harper A. Brooks
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Cover Designer: Ryn Katryn
Publication Date: April 28th, 2022
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR

Blurb:

Falling for her target wasn’t part of the plan.

 

Tasha Ward exists as a phantom. Drifting from place to place, she can blend in to the point of invisibility—a trait highly useful for a deadly assassin like her. But after years of perfecting her skills, she wants to be seen.

 

No… It’s more than that. She wants the alpha of the murderous Redcliff wolf pack to look her in the eye as she plunges her knife straight through his heart.

 

Traveling deep into the pack’s territory alone, Tasha’s prepared for war... until she finally faces the pack’s ruggedly sexy leader and does the one thing she’s never done before. Hesitate. 

 

As the new alpha, Reid Holden doesn't agree with many of the traditions his father believed in. Such as taking a woman to sacrifice once a year. Unfortunately, being on top means you’re always a target, and there are venomous snakes everywhere. Even in his own family.

 

Tasha’s meant to be another enemy, but Reid is finding it impossible to hate her. It doesn’t help that his wolf has already claimed her as its own. She may want him dead, but she may be the one person he’ll end up risking everything for.

 

Sizzling romance meets pulse-pounding suspense in Wolf Hunter, the latest gripping novel from USA Today Bestselling Author Harper A. Brooks!


  


Harper A. Brooks lives in a small town on the New Jersey shore. Even though classic authors have always filled her bookshelves, she finds her writing muse drawn to the dark, magical, and romantic. But when she isn't creating entire worlds with sexy shifters or legendary love stories, you can find her either with a good cup of coffee in hand or at home snuggling with her furry, four-legged son, Sammy.

She writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

RONE Award Winner

USA TODAY Bestselling Author

International Bestselling Author

Author Links:

Amazon | Twitter | Goodreads | Website 

Instagram | Facebook | Bookbub | Reader Group









 

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Review:Blessed With a Curse



From the moment of my birth, I became Zeus's number one Most Wanted.

I'm so screwed.

I'm not a bad person. In fact, I'm training to be a nurse so I can help and heal people. Not that Zeus would care about any of that if he even knew. No, all he cares about is his law- no humans are allowed to use magic. The punishment for breaking this is death- a fate I've been able to avoid by living my life in meticulous secrecy.

Until the night my magic activates on its own, releasing a gorgeous demigod from the town's statue.

I have no choice but to run, taking Nikandros with me. After days filled with terror of being caught and killed, Nik convinces me to fight for my freedom. My magic may be strong, but going up against Zeus himself? Impossible. Run or fight, it doesn't seem to matter anymore.

Thanks to this magic I've been cursed with, I will soon meet my end.

If you like touching on Greek Mythology in books like Percy Jackson, observing a young woman forced by circumstance to embrace the heroine within like Katniss in the Hunter Games, and exploring some light, clean romance with your fast-paced Young Adult Fantasy books, then you'll devour Katie Cherry's imaginative new series.

Buy Blessed With A Curse to start this breathtaking adventure today

Review:
After Paige lost her mom all she wanted was to live a normal life but she is hiding a secret from her friends and as much as she wishes she could tell someone, she can't without putting her life in mortal danger. They live in world where magic is outlawed by the gods and being a magic user is a death sentence. So when her friends decide to test the long local myth about the statue in middle of town she can't refuse except for touching him,that she tries to cleverly trick her friends into thinking she did for their celebratory picture but she doesn't count on tripping and accidentally grabbing hold of the statue. Now she plans on just walking away and pretending nothing happened, until it does. Now Nik is a demigod freed from his stone cage ages after being cursed and believes Paige is his true mate. Now they must try to out run Zesus and his followers who hunt magic users while working on getting Nik up to date on the times,navigating emotions and find a way between Nik's demigod powers and Paige's magic to defeat Zesus and his cohorts. The characters are relatable and likable. This was a fun story to read and I definitely recommend it! I had a hard time putting this book down to get some sleep after becoming wrapped up in the main characters plight!

Friday, March 18, 2022

Royal Captive Virtual Tour



 BOOK DETAILS

TITLE: Royal Captive (Fate of Eyrinthia #3)

GENRE: YA Fantasy Romance

RELEASE DAY: March 18, 2022





BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE:

https://www.heatherfrost.com/post/royal-captive-blog-tour-schedule




BLURB:

A DECOY trapped in a dangerous lie

A SERJAH searching for the truth

A PRINCE caught in a deadly game

A WORLD choked by secrets


Abducted during a devastating ambush, Clare is now the captive of ruthless mercenaries. Dragged through the wilderness while grieving heart-rending loss, she must maintain the illusion that she is the princess. Because if she lets the mask slip, even for a moment, the Mortisians will have no reason to keep her alive.


After arresting traitors close to the crown, Desfan fights to rebuild his court, knowing that the imminent arrival of the Devendran princess will further upset the precarious balance in Mortise. But Desfan’s world is rocked when he discovers a rumor that rewrites the most devastating event in his life. He will stop at nothing to find the truth–no matter where it leads.


As Grayson struggles to find his footing in Mortise, he discovers new friends and enemies. His life is further complicated by the tenuous alliance with his spymaster brother. With secrets deepening around him, Grayson must decide where his loyalties truly lie. Through it all, his heart remains in Ryden with Mia. Unfortunately, his love for her is no secret, and the Black Hand is a coveted weapon . . .


Eyrinthia holds its breath as allies and enemies collide. Secrets. Lies. Betrayals. Nothing will be the same.

Review:

Heather Frost has once again weaved a story in this continuing series with romance, action, intrigue and twisted and turns that will keep you glued to the story til the last page!

Excerpt from Royal Captive –

“Exciting times at your palace lately,” Zadir drawled.

The pirate reclined in his seat, looking perfectly at ease talking with the future serjan of Mortise. The man was in his middle years, his beard thick and black. He was built a little stocky, and a grin twisted in his beard more often than not. For a criminal, he was quite decent. He had a moral code, such as it was, and Desfan was perfectly content to work with the infamous pirate.

He could always arrest him later.

Desfan pulled out a chair across from the pirate captain and sat, Karim following suit beside him. “My life is generally more exciting than I’d like,” he said.

“And yet you claim to bore easily.”

“True.”

“An enigma is our serjah.”

The men chuckled, and Desfan ordered two drinks. As the serving maid walked away, he pulled out a heavy purse and dropped it onto the table. “For your services to the crown.”

“Not a phrase I’ve heard before.” Zadir lifted the purse and tossed it to the man beside him. “Count it, Whistler.”

Desfan quirked a brow. “You don’t trust me?”

“I don’t trust anyone. It’s how I’m still alive.” Zadir folded his arms across his broad chest. “I admit, I was sorry to hear my findings reached you too late.”

“Jamal was stopped. That’s what matters.”

“Him and half your council, it sounds like.”

“Various crimes.” Desfan shrugged. “Politics.”

“Nasty business.”

“And pirating isn’t?” Karim asked.

Zadir smiled. “At least pirating is fun.”


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When Wilf steps in for Bennick’s father during an important rite of passage at the military academy, he gets more than he bargained for. Eleven-year-old Bennick has a fight to pick with another student—a boy named Venn Grannard . . .


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HEATHER’S BIO:

Heather Frost is the author of the Seers trilogy and the Fate of Eyrinthia series. Her books have been Whitney Award Finalists and Swoony Award Finalists. She has a BS in Creative Writing and a minor in Folklore, which means she got to read fairy tales and ghost stories and call it homework. When she's not writing, Heather likes to read, travel, and hold Lord of the Rings movie marathons. She lives in a beautiful valley surrounded by towering mountains in northern Utah. To learn more about Heather and her books, visit her website: www.HeatherFrost.com. 




Thursday, March 17, 2022

The Last Gasp Audiobook

 

 

About the Book

 


Book: The Last Gasp

Author: Chautona Havig

Narrator: Christa DelSorbo

Genre: Christian Historical Mystery, Fairytale

Release date: December, 2021

At the pinnacle of his Hollywood career, Garrison Prince’s reign ends tonight.

As plain old Gary Prinz, he can pursue his Bible education, buy a bungalow in Pasadena, acquire a few chickens, and marry the girl of his dreams. He just never imagined trading the silver screen for a pulpit would wreak such havoc.

A cigarillo girl, Lucinda Ashton spends her days with her boyfriend, Gary, and her evenings selling candy and “gaspers” to the Hollywood elite at the Taj Mahal Theater.

However, when gunshots ring out just as intermission begins, Lucinda finds herself smack-dab in the middle of a brouhaha that leaves three dead, and no one has a clue why.

All the police know is that the evidence points to Lucinda as the killer and Gary as the intended target.

Four new friends, one young orphan, and a potluck of clues that don’t seem to fit anywhere leave the police baffled, Lucinda in fear for her freedom, and Gary ready to trade in his acting shoes for gumshoes if it’ll save his “Cinda.”

The first book in the Ever After Mysteries combining beloved fairy tales and mysteries, The Last Gasp. This Cinderella retelling blends a murder with enough crime and story clues to keep you on the edge of your seat.

 Review:

I wasn't sure what to expect from such a mixture of genres but it very well written and the story is intriguing from the beginning. The suspense, romance, and mystery keeps you enthralled to the very end. I had a bit of trouble with the narration moving between different characters at the beginning but by the second chapter it flowed flawlessly. I look forward to more of this series from the author and the narrator.

Click here to get your copy!

 

About the Author



Using story to connect readers with the Master Storyteller.

Chautona Havig lives in an oxymoron, escapes into imaginary worlds that look startlingly similar to ours, and writes the stories that emerge. An irrepressible optimist, Chautona sees everything through a kaleidoscope of It’s a Wonderful Life sprinkled with fairy tales. Find her at chautona.com and say howdy—if you can remember how to spell her name.

 

 

 

 

About the Narrator



Speaking Life into Story

Queen of the one-eyebrow quirk, Christa DelSorbo auditioned for the role of Tarzan’s mom and has the photos to prove she ended up as the only cast member in a literal cast. These days, they keep her stuck in a box with a ball on a stick and only feed her when she reads another chapter of another fabulous book. She loves every minute. Or so they tell her. *eyebrow slowly raises *

 

More from Christa

https://youtu.be/pyl5b7jYJnM


Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, March 16

For Him and My Family, March 17

Book Butterfly in Dreamland, March 17

Inklings and notions, March 18

Locks, Hooks and Books, March 19

Texas Book-aholic, March 20

Connie’s History Classroom, March 21

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, March 22

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, March 23

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, March 24

Book Looks by Lisa, March 24

Just Your Average reviews, March 25

Sodbuster Living, March 26

Books I’ve Read, March 26

Vicarious Living, March 27

Rachael’s Inkwell, March 28

Vicky Sluiter, March 29


Giveaway


https://promosimple.com/ps/1bc93/the-last-gasp-audiobook-celebration-tour-giveaway


To celebrate her tour, Christa is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book in the winner’s preferred format!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.