Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Cover Reveal: Venom and Steel by Melissa Wright with Giveaway


On tour with Prism Book Tours.

Welcome to the Cover Reveal for
Venom and Steel
By Melissa Wright

Coming September 2016...


(Frey Saga #4)

Three seasons of peace come with a price.

It's dark night in the kingdom of the fey when the castle is attacked, and Ruby has gone missing. If Frey can't decipher the clues, one of her Seven might pay with their life.

But winged gods and high fey tricksters are plotting to steal more than a Halfling. Frey's high guard is torn apart, her magic too volatile, and in three moons, the fates will dance.

If she can't regain her guard and get a grip on her powers, the fate of the lands will rest in fey hands—--but to do so, she must place her trust in one of them.

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Frey
(Frey Saga #1)

Unaware she's been bound from using magic, Frey leads a small, miserable life in the village where she's sent after the death of her mother. But a tiny spark starts a fury of changes and she finds herself running from everything she's ever known.

Hunted by council for practicing dark magic, she is certain she's been wrongfully accused. She flees, and is forced to rely on strangers for protection. But the farther she strays from home, the more her magic and forgotten memories return and she begins to suspect all is not as it seems.

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Pieces of Eight
(Frey Saga #2)

The story of Frey continues in this, the second book of the series.

After revealing her dark history, Frey is forced to join with a group of strangers whose pasts seem to intertwine with her own. She struggles to regain her memories and her full power, only to discover there is more danger on the other side. Except now, there is no turning back.


Molly
(Frey Saga #2.5)

Molly dreamed her whole life of living in a world of magic... until the day she walked into one. This short story falls between The Frey Saga Book Two: Pieces of Eight and the third book, Rise of The Seven.


Rise of the Seven
(Frey Saga #3)

As Frey works to regain control of the North, a small silver dagger nearly brings her end. She raises her guard and proves her abilities, but another attempt on her life, from what appears to be fey, reveals not all are pleased with her return. If she could only figure out the force behind the attacks, she might be able to relax enough to decide what to do about her other problem... Chevelle.



About the Author

Melissa Wright is the author of the Frey Saga and Descendants Series. She is currently working on the next book, but when not writing can be found collecting the things she loves at Goodreads and Pinterest.


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Monday, June 27, 2016

A Date with Danger by Kari Iroz {Blog Tour Review and Giveaway}


A Date with Danger by Kari Iroz
Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Published June 1st 2016 by Covenant Communications

She just wanted to shake up her love life. Jacklyn (Jack) Wyatt is the typical twenty-five-year-old living the typical Provo single life with the typical bad luck—at least until the FBI recruits her for a completely different type of dating.

A young woman has gone missing, and all signs point to her online dating profile as the kidnapper’s operating ground. But when suspects who crossed paths with the missing girl begin contacting Jack, the FBI sees its opportunity for an inside man—er, woman. 


Now Jack will have to play the field, dating each of the men in an attempt to weed out the kidnapper. But with such an unusual array of characters vying for her attention, pinpointing the culprit may prove even harder than finding Mr. Right. And as more young women disappear, will Jack stay professional and objective, even with the handsome Special Agent Damon Wade just a whisper in her hidden microphone away?



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My Review: 4 Stars

A Date with Danger starts out as your typical LDS fluff fiction, but quickly takes an interesting turn. Jacklyn (aka Jack) is 25 and starting to feel a little like a spinster, but a few run-ins with a mysterious man lead to her working as a spy, of sorts, for the FBI. 

I'm not good in situations that leave me vulnerable and have to admire Jack and the way she handles so many blind dates, all generated from an online dating service, when one of the men is potentially a serial kidnapper. Jack is blunt, yet has a way about her that evokes humor. I laughed, I groaned, I cringed, and I smiled at the antics that result from Jack's situations and experiences. 

Damon is a very straight-laced, yet handsome, agent and rubs Jack the wrong way for a time. He sure is committed to his job and when the lines become blurred, the outcome is more trouble than either of them bargains for.

This story ranges from serious to scary to fun to silly and I enjoyed each and every date, as I , along with Jack and Damon, tried to figure out who the villain is and why. This is a fun and entertaining journey and I was left guessing until the end. Things wrapped up a little too quickly for me, and not just with figuring out the "who-done-it." There are some issues that each character is dealing with and the resolution is fast (not that I wanted long and drawn out--just a little more inner dialog to understand thoughts).

Content: mild romance (some very mild innuendo, mild kissing); mild violence (kidnapping, threats); mild-moderate religious elements specific to the LDS church (a few prayers and other events specific to religion). Clean!

*I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*



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Ranch Hand for Auction by Kimberly Krey {Review}

Ranch Hand for Auction by Kimberly Krey
Kindle Edition
Expected publication: June 27th 2016 by Candle House Publishing 
 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30182394-ranch-hand-for-auction?from_search=true&search_version=service
 
**This is part of the Curl Up With a Cowboy Anthology**
 
Meg left her Montana home, earned her bachelor’s degree, and lived out her dream of selling her art. But now her life is in limbo. Stay in Colorado with a man who won’t commit, or call it quits and move back to her home state. Her answer comes in the form of Jake Billings, a woman-courting, dimple-sporting cowboy her father bids on at the county fair. The auctioned ranch hand is meant to help Meg process grapes on her father’s land, but along the way he steals her heart. Can Meg trust this sudden shift in direction, or will she be drawn back to the man she left behind?
 
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My Review: 5 Stars
 
Ms. Krey really knows how to write a sweet and swoony love story, whether it's full-length or novella. I absolutely loved this one!
 
Meg left home to pursue her education in Denver. Dating Michael seems the right thing to do, but after years, he refuses to commit--even to an exclusive relationship. I feel sorry for Meg, since that seems to be a waste of her life. Why would he change and put her first if she can convince him to marry her? She may be a little clueless, but she's adorable, loyal, and hard working.
 
Jake is a good-looking ranch hand who gets to work on Meg's father's ranch for a week after she won him in an auction. He's flirty and charismatic, but he's done with his womanizing ways. His swagger is hard to resist. I just adored him and his cowboy ways. He's such a gentleman!
 
The characters in this clean story wormed their ways right into my heart. I love the banter and the way they work together. I love the simple life that is portrayed in this novella, especially when Meg talks about how her art pieces centered around this life sell the best--it's clear that others long for that type of life as well. The romance is very well done, as it always is with Ms. Krey. 
 
This is highly recommended for those who love a good, clean, contemporary "cowboy" romance.
 
Content: mild romance (kissing); mild language (cowboy swear words). Clean!
 
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Buy Link
 
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About the Author:

Kimberly KreyKimberly Krey specializes in writing "romance that’s clean without losing the steam!"
She’s a reader of good, clean romance, a lover of family time and Diet Coke, and the ultimate hater of laundry. She discovered her love for writing in college when given a creative writing assignment. She still remembers sitting in the lamplight’s glow, crafting words to depict the vision in her head. That assignment sparked a passion within her. It took years to return to that passion, but now that she has, she counts it among her greatest blessings.

Krey is author of the top-selling Sweet Montana Bride series, as well as its companion series, Second Chances.

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A few of her favorite authors are: Marcia Lynn McClure, Julianne Donaldson, and Sariah Wilson
 
  

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sheltered in His Arms by Tara Taylor Quinn Release Blitz with Giveaway


On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Welcome to the Audiobook Release Blitz for
Sheltered in His Arms
By Tara Taylor Quinn

About the Audiobook Release

I’m an avid reader. And with my 75th book publishing in a few days, I’m an avid writer, too. And yet there was one aspect of storytelling to which I was completely ignorant. Absent. I didn’t get it. The world of audiobooks.

And then, a few years ago, I was given a free audiobook from one of my favorite authors. I put it on iPod more to be polite than anything else. The book was a gift, I’d listen out of respect. Then, I figured, I’d go buy the book and read it so that I could get my full enjoyment out of the story.

That didn’t happen. Instead, as happens so many times in my life, my ignorance turned to understanding. And an entire new world opened up to me. I’d planned to listen to a few words on my daily commute and then switch to the music that always saw me safely down the road. Imagine my conundrum when, for that whole week, all I wanted to do was commute! I couldn’t wait to get in the car and get back to my friends.

And now, this week, I have the honor of bringing you one of my own books in audio format! Sheltered In His Arms is a unique story. It’s about a man who made a huge mistake. It’s about the people he loves. The people who once loved him. And it’s about healing. I hope you’ll give it a listen! I personally chose the narrator based on audition recordings and she does a great job. I promise friends to sit in the car with you as you get to where you need to be!

—TTQ

Sheltered in His Arms
(Shelter Valley Stories #4)
by Tara Taylor Quinn
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 299 pages
April 1st 2001 by Harlequin

Sam Montford left Shelter Valley ten years ago. He's a direct descendant of the town's founder, the first Samuel Montford, and for him, Shelter Valley's expectations had become oppressive. Home had become smothering instead of sheltering.

Sam returns to the town--and to his ex-wife, Cassie Tate--with a seven-year-old child. This is a complete shock to Cassie. When Sam left, he hadn't known she was pregnant. Or that she had lost their baby.

Sam's back in Shelter Valley now, back to stay. But he refuses to become the man people expected him to be ten years ago. Can he be the man Cassie needs now?

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About the Author


The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. A 2015 RITA finalist Tara appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists, and multiple showings on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller list. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning.

Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233.


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To Enter: Submit your receipt online for your pre-order or purchase of any of Tara Taylor Quinn’s six releases being promoted on her Heart Stopping Tour (Love By AssociationHis First ChoiceThe Promise He Made HerStrangers in Paradise: Sheltered In His ArmsSheltered In His Arms Audiobook, and For Love Or Money). Enter as many times as you purchase. One book purchase equals one entry (one receipt per entry and must be uploaded at time of entry).

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Loving the Book: Announcement and Giveaway Blitz


We are sad to inform you that Jess is no longer with our team. Her husband recently graduated from the Police Academy and we are so happy for them. They have now moved and she is spending time focusing on her 3 kiddos, husband, and her new MaryKay business. We’re very excited to see her thrive.

However, we are excited to announce that we have a new team member! Welcome to Corinne Prost – our new Freelance writer. Her responsibilities will include writing fabulous articles about writing, reading, reviewing, and blogging. She’ll be putting together some great tips for all book lovers, and helping up as we build our blogger/review team.

To celebrate her joining us, we are doing a giveaway and showing her some support at the same time! In order to see some of her fantastic articles, sign up for our monthly newsletter. 

Also, our other team member, Katie, is opening up her own Facebook page. This will allow us a better reach with our events, and better access for you to join our events. Come support her by befriending her new page below. 

And, of course, just helping spread word about our services will also give you entries into our fabulous giveaway!

We love you all and we are grateful for your support!

Introducing our new team member

Corinne is a BA at Hillsdale College, and her declared major is American Studies with a projected minor in Journalism. Although these choices sound informed and thoughtful on Corinne's part, what really happened is that a really cool, successful senior did the same major and minor and went on to do really cool, successful things. So even though Corinne doesn't know what she will do with these life choices, she does know one thing: her dream is to become as great as the classical authors.

While growing up, Corinne battled a severe condition that afflicted her for many years: she could not see because her eyes were glued permanently to books. This caused her to be the girl at recess who hid in the shade to read from her pile of library books, and her occasional companion was the library lady. One day, Corinne finally found she could look up, and after the initial shock she realized that her college applications would need to say more than "loves to read". Her solution: to become involved in as many things as possible. 

As a result, Corinne came to the realization that she also enjoys creative writing, drawing or painting, traveling, playing tennis, and spending inappropriate amounts of time thinking about the money it would take to adopt all the unclaimed dogs at the animal shelter. In the near future, she hopes to spend less time thinking about those dogs and more time writing.


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  1. Describe yourself in 50 words or less.
  2. I am an enthusiastic, creative, stubborn whirlwind of emotion that can be a bit of a people-pleaser. There are definitely more things I like than dislike, so I’ll name what I absolutely can’t stand: raspberries, country music, and this Arizona heat.
    2. What do you love most in the world?
    I love my faith most in the world, and I love to use my God-given abilities to help or better other’s lives.
    3. What do you fear most?
    I actually have the craziest fear--as much as I love to travel and explore, I am deathly afraid of the ocean!
    4. What is your largest unfulfilled dream, and what are you doing to reach it?
    My largest unfulfilled dream is becoming a widely acclaimed author of fiction. A genre has yet to be chosen, but I have a wide range of interests. I am currently a student-athlete at a liberal arts school, and I commit myself to juggling my studies, competition, and a few odd jobs. Hopefully, all of this will result in the awesome author I hope to be one day: a woman who will inspire and excite readers with her work and personality.
    5. What is the hardest thing you've ever done?

    The hardest thing I’ve ever done, in my short and young life (what is hardship?) was to make the choice to depledge from my sorority. In a small school, choices like these seem near impossible to make, but I knew it wasn’t the right place for me. It proved to be a valuable lesson in listening to my mother and knowing what my true values are.


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Friday, June 24, 2016

Summer Book Trek 2016

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It's that time of year when we're gearing up for the
Summer Book Trek 2016!
For the month of July, if you read books written
by LDS authors, you can claim points
and be entered to win ebooks and print books.
It's so much fun and if you want to join in,
you can learn more about it here:
Here's my list of books I hope to read during the Trek:

A Date with Danger by Kari Iroz 
Ranch Hand for Auction by Kimberly Krey
Keeping June by Shannen Crane Camp
Third Time's a Charm by Liz Isaacson
Fourth and Long by Liz Isaacson
Bethany's New Reality by Rachel John
I Am Delilah by Josi S. Kilpack
Miss Match by Lindzee Armstrong
Meet your Match by Lindzee Armstrong
A Season of Change by Donna K. Weaver
Five Golden Rings by Paige Timothy
Other Side of the Wall by Jennifer Peel
The Girl in Seat 24B by Jennifer Peel
Ring on Her Finger by Lisa Swinton
Jane and Austen by Stephanie Fowers
Accidentally Married by Victorine E. Lieske
A Lady and A Spy by Ranee S. Clark
 Glitch {A Comedy of Errors} by Amber Gilchrist

Keeping June (The June Series Book 4) by Shannen Crane Camp {Review}

Keeping June (The June Series Book 4)
by Shannen Crane Camp
Paperback, 244 pages
Published December 21st 2015 by Sugar Coated Press

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25822044-keeping-june?from_search=true&search_version=service

June Laurie has spent the better part of her young adult years in the Hollywood world of fame, envy, and rumors, and has managed to come out of it mostly unscathed. Now that she’s finally followed her heart and married her true love, she knows she’s found the perfect end to her story. But at twenty-two years old, it turns out her story is only beginning — and marriage, it seems, is more of an opening act than a finale. When fans of June’s television show start spreading online rumors about her faithfulness to her new husband and fabricating an off-set romance between her and her costar, she learns that even marriage offers no immunity from the gossip that always seems to haunt her. With complications in her personal and professional lives threatening to topple them both, will June be able to hold to her beliefs and her newfound happiness, even as what she thought was her perfect ending transforms into the challenges of reality that lurk beyond the fairytale?

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My Review: 4 Stars

This is a series that must be read in order, as it builds upon each book. June is a Hollywood actress, who happens to be LDS, and is ready to marry her childhood sweetheart. She struggles to balance her personal and professional lives, as she adjusts to marriage and Hollywood life.

June is a normal, likable character--not a diva in any way. I can't even imagine the pressures of acting, let alone the drama that ensues because of the paparazzi and gossip. I also can't imagine having to fake love and romance with someone other than my husband, but it's all in a day's job for June. Based on the description of the book, I thought this would be a bigger issue to the story than it actually is.

Of course, Joseph, June's husband is adorable and a great asset to the story. He handles their life with ease. There are some issues to work through, as most newlyweds know, and this couple has more than their fair share. I enjoyed the conflict and resolution, as many emotions are evoked. This isn't an easy happily-ever-after. 

As always, I enjoy the supporting cast in this series. From June's ex-boyfriend and current on-screen love interest, to the snarky make up artist and best friend, to the other sweet and shocking characters. I've loved watching their friendships throughout the series and found satisfaction in the end. True friendships aren't always wrapped up in pretty little bows. There are some aspects of the story that are really glossed over and because I feel such a part of these characters lives, I wanted a little more detail to some of them, such as the wedding and the day-to-day settling in of their marriage. This is a great read for those who enjoy a clean contemporary romance set in Hollywood and don't mind some religious details.

Content: squeaky clean romance, with one or two very vague comments of innuendo; some hard emotions; moderate religion, specific to the LDS church. Clean!

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About the Author

Shannen Crane CampShannen Crane Camp was born and raised in Southern California, where she developed a love of reading, writing, and anything having to do with film. After high school, she moved to Utah to attend Brigham Young University, where she received a degree in Media Arts and found herself a husband in fellow California native Josh Camp. The two now live in Utah with their miniature schnauzer Hemingway. Shannen's true love is Young Adult Fiction though she often dabbles in New Adult, Paranormal, and Mystery. She takes any opportunity to include her love of film and video games in her writing and you might just find a nerdy Easter Egg or two hidden in her works.
Shannen loves to hear from readers, so feel free to contact her at Shannencbooks@hotmail.com or visit her website for more information: http://shannencbooks.blogspot.com