Cover Reveal Part Two!

Hello friends! I’ve got ANOTHER cover reveal for y’all. This one is from a wonderful author I’m just now getting to know, Krysten Lindsey Hager, and her new book: Can Dreams Come True?

A little bit about the book:

Cecily has always had a huge crush on singer Andrew Holiday and she wants to be an actress, so she tags along when her friend auditions for his new video. However, the director isn’t looking for an actress, but rather the girl next door—and so is Andrew. Cecily gets a part in the video and all of Andrew’s attention on the set. Her friend begins to see red and Cecily’s boyfriend is seeing green—as in major jealousy. A misunderstanding leaves Cecily and her boyfriend on the outs and Andrew hopes to pick up the pieces as he’s looking for someone more stable in his life than the models he’s dated. Soon Cecily begins to realize Andrew understands her more than her small-town boyfriend—but can her perfect love match really be her favorite rock star? 💜💖💜

Ready for the cover? Drumroll….

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Isn’t it GORGEOUS! I’m not usually a contemporary reader, but this one looks intriguing. Can’t wait to dig in!

Pre-order the book now: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079S3KJSH officially releases in ebook and paperback on March 20th.

And head over to the author’s website, and check out her Facebook and Twitter for her other stories and upcoming news.

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Valentine Cover Reveal Fun and Giveaway!

Hello everyone! I don’t have a review this week, instead I get to be a part of a fun cover reveal! Roseanna M White is one of my favorite authors, and I’m SO excited for her final novel! So, without further ado…. drumroll please….

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Isn’t this GORGEOUS!!!! I mean, I love her series, and all the books are beautiful, but this one just leaps off the page! And on top of it, we’re finally getting Barclay’s story! (I was SO hoping his would be the final story in this series.)

Here’s the blurb:

Once London’s top thief, Barclay Pearce has turned his back on his life of crime and now uses his skills for a nation at war. But not until he rescues a clockmaker’s daughter from a mugging does he begin to wonder what his future might hold.

Evelina Manning has constantly fought for independence, but she certainly never meant for it to inspire her fiancé to end the engagement and enlist in the army. When the intriguing man who saved her returns to the Manning residence to study clockwork repair with her father, she can’t help being interested. But she soon learns that nothing with Barclay Pearce is as simple as it seems.

As 1915 England plunges ever deeper into war, the work of an ingenious clockmaker may give England an unbeatable military edge–and Germany realizes it as well. Evelina’s father soon finds his whole family in danger–and it may just take a reformed thief to steal the time they need to escape.

You can pre-order this wonderful book on Amazon and ChristianBook.com, and head over to Goodreads to see what others are saying about it. 🙂

And of course, last but not least, be sure to enter for a fantastic prize!

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Faraway Fairy Tales

Hello all! I’ve got a fun treat for today’s post. I’ve discovered another Fairy Tale author! J.M. Stengl just released her first prequel novel, Cinder Ellie, with promises of the full story coming soon. Also, as a little bonus, you can get her prequel novel The Little Siren when you subscribe on her website. What do I think of these stories? Well…

51gggqmoqclCinder Ellie is a cute beginning to what looks to be a delightful retelling. I love fairytales, and fairytale retellings, and this one is such a cute premise. Instead of being practically a slave to a wicked stepmother, Ellie is one of many servants working at a resortall of which have minor magical abilities. Add to that some adorable magical creatures, and I want to work at Faraway Castle! And Ellie is definitely what you’d expect in a Cinderella, kind, sweet, a bit of a dreamer, but this one is missing a past, and has some interesting magical abilities. Throw in some cute, but dangerous, magical creatures, some hidden powers, and of course, a cute prince, and it’s a Cinderella story not to miss. I can’t wait to read the continuation of this wonderful series! 

 

38146075The Little Siren, the other beginning retelling, is just as cute. I love the interactions between Kamoana and Tor. They just sparkle with just the right amount of witty biting and intelligent conversations, it was a love story that was fun to watch happen. Granted, this story did end at the Little Mermaid tale’s beginning, but it ends with just enough hints of magic and mystery to look forward to in the full novel.  

You can get Cinder Ellie on Kindle, and for The Little Siren, you can get your copy by heading to this wonderful author’s website and signing up for her newsletter. And do head over to her Facebook for more news, especially pertaining to her upcoming releases.

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Unheard Love Amidst Threats of War

Hello everyone! Sorry for the absence last week. Gotta love when the family gets sick. But, it did give me time to read, which means I got a book to review today. 😉 This week’s is showcasing another of my favorite authors: Roseanna M. White and her newest book A Song Unheard.

51dlgp9i2tlLet me tell you, this second book in the series delivers what the first promised, and does it spectacularly! I love the premise of the beginning of WWI, and the intrigues that preface the espionage side of the war. The heroine this time is Willa, a prodigy with a violin who just adores music. So how can she say no when she’s given the opportunity to steal a simple code from one of the world’s most renown violinists? But while she might be a fan of his music, she’s not a fan of his flirtatious ways, and really hates that he gets under her skin. From the moment they meet, sparks just fly, and it’s so fun to watch, even while I might have been slightly frustrated with them being idiots about falling in love, but then again, that’s what makes it so enjoyable to read. Lukas might be skilled and living safely while playing his music, but he’s haunted by not knowing where his family is. Even while he’s desperate to find them, he’s also stubborn about allowing outside help, especially ones interested in his father’s famous code breaking machine. Can these two learn to set their differences aside to save the lives of his family? Or will the dark shadows of war smother out the blooming light of love? This is a great read, filled with heart pounding intrigue, heart stopping suspense, and heart warming romance, along with a great message of learning to trust God. Definitely looking forward to the final book in the series, along with the next from this wonderful author!

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

If you’re interested in this book (I hope you are), you can get it for Kindle and NOOK. And do check out this wonderful author’s website, Facebook, and Twitter for information on her upcoming releases, including the last book of this awesome series.

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New Year! New Book!

Hello everyone! So, the holidays got away from me, but I had a wonderful time with my family, and reading more books. I can’t wait to share some amazing ones with you this year, and as several of my favorite authors have new books coming out, I’m super giddy about the possibilities. I’m also going to a, try to be more on time (again. lol), and b, I want to start sharing more than just my book reviews. I’ve done some author interviews in the past, and I really want to start picking those back up again. Also, I’m working on being a part of blog tours, or cover reveals, so there’ll be a bit more fun going on. As for today, it’s not a book review, but today is the release day of MY very first novel! I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about this. Now, I’m still keeping this my review page, so aside from the occasion excitement of getting a book picked up, and letting you know the day it’s released, I won’t be constantly posting about my stuff. That’s for my author websites (I’ll link them in the comments below). But, I’m just so excited about this hat I wanted to share with you. And starting next week, it’s back into book reviews! Thanks again!

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Raised to marry a king, Renee’s greatest desire is to be a true queen. So, while other girls learned the art of embroidery, Renee perfected her skills with a sword. She was prepared to earn the respect of her future husband, but a chance encounter with a handsome stranger awakens her heart to the possibility of love.

… a girl must become a pirate.

When tragedy strikes, Renee flees, right onto a pirate ship! Surprising herself, she offers to join their crew. Happy to finally put her swordsmanship to use, she fights injustice on the seas, but when her kingdom is threatened, can she give up the safety and happiness for an uncertain future? Or can she finally become the leader, the princess, her people need?

You can get it for Kindle, and for more info, you can head to my Facebook or Twitter (which I also post my reviews on, and share other author’s books as well.) Thanks for listening, and I look forward to sharing more stories with you!

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Love and Forgiveness at Christmas

Hello everyone! It’s officially Christmas season, and I love this time of year! The music, the decorations, movies, and of course books. So this year, I’m gonna share some of my favorite Christmas stories that have just resonated with me. This first week, I’m focusing on one of my favorite Christmas stories: Dear Enemy by Jack Cavanaugh.

51nm7hy4izl-_sx326_bo1204203200_Jack Cavanaugh’s American Family Heritage series were the first adult novels I read and helped to really ignite my love of reading, and his novel Dear Enemy is still one of my all time favorite novels. Set during World War II, this story brings together two unlikely people, one American and one German, both stranded from their perspective forces. As they’re forced to travel together, the ‘magic’ of Christmas seems to open their eyes, turning anger into something else. This book also carries one of my favorite scenes, the two characters arguing over Christmas carols originating from Germany. As they sing Silent Night, one in German one in English, I could almost hear them singing as I read that scene. If you’re looking for a Christmas message with some adventure, and a poignant story about forgiveness, mixed with a beautiful dash of love, this is certainly a must-read.

This story’s available for Kindle and paperback, though it is an older novel and slightly more challenging to get a hold of. You can also check out the author’s other fabulous novels on his website, and be sure to come back next week for another Christmas story. 🙂

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Mystery and Myth on an Island Paradise

Hello everyone! Sorry for the absence. Came down with a lovely fall cold that really didn’t want to let go. On the bright side, it gave me time to read some awesome books, which means I’ve got several to review. This week I’m reviewing a fun YA fantasy by Jordan Elizabeth: Kistishi Island.

 

51snlmtorclThis was such a unique and fun take on mythology.  Serena is not your typical heroine. She’s not asking for an adventure, and she does everything in her power to not start fights, but she’s not afraid to finish them along the way. Having imaginary friends from as early as she could remember, she’s used to being an outcast, and she’s comfortable with it. She’s certainly unique, with her combination of strength and naivete, and it was quite a refreshing character. There’s also a great deal of suspense, as the mysteries of Kistishi Island only seem to ask as many questions as they answer, and death seems right around the corner. And while there’s some hints at teenage romance, the greatest theme in this book is a deep friendship Serena and her friends have. Serena has to learn to navigate a new country, dodge shady characters, and possibly save her not-so-imaginary friends who may or may not be goddesses in the process. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can get this book on Kindle or NOOK, and follow the author’s Facebook and Twitter for info on more wonderful stories.

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Danger, Intrigue, and Romance

Hello everyone! Currently trying to play catch up on reviewing the wonderful books I’ve read recently, and in the process I realized I’m behind a few books by one of my favorite authors. Oops. So, this week I’ve got two reviews from one of my favorite authors, Melanie Dickerson, and her  Regency Spies of London series: A Viscount’s Proposal, and A Dangerous Engagement.

A Viscount’s Proposal:

51hecfjtyglI absolutely adored the characters in this book. Melanie Dickerson’s characters are always a treat, but these two were especially fun to watch. First there’s Leorah, who wants a happy marriage, and isn’t ashamed to defy convention when it’s the right thing to do. She has a good heart, and is always trying to help others. Then there’s Edward, who believes in being above reproach. As a prominent member of society, he cannot be seen as anything less than perfect, though his cold exterior hides a genuinely good heart. When they’re found in a carriage at night, and alone, a proposal is the expected outcome, but neither is interested in the other. However, they soon learn they’ll have to work together, and maybe they’ll discover that they’re not as bad as they thought. They had a fun relationship to read, and I loved watching their characters blossom, to discover true goodness in each other.  

It’s available on both Kindle or NOOK.

A Dangerous Engagement

511d8rkc3klFrom the first page, this book draws you in and doesn’t let you go as it takes you on a roller coaster of a journey. I love Melanie Dickerson’s stories, and this one does not disappoint. While it is an enjoyable Regency-Romance, it is also a bit of a thriller, blending the two into a unique, and very intriguing, read. Felicity’s life is simple, and as only one of numerous children, her prospects for marrying well are slim. But, when she’s invited to a house party, and introduced to a man who’s taken by her, it seems her life is looking up. Until she unknowingly stumbles into one of the biggest plots against the government. Phillip is honorable, and driven by duty to remove these insurrectionists, but he didn’t plan on meeting Felicity, nor finding himself drawn to her. But, when she proves herself, he begins to realize that it will take the both of them to save England, and each other. I loved the romance here, especially the foils of Phillip and Felicity’s first suitor, Ratley. And the character development not only of Felicity and Phillip, but some of the side characters, really help bring this story to life. It had me at the edge of my seat from the moment I picked it up until the last page, and I highly recommend it for anyone wanting a light thriller mixed with a beautiful romance.  

You can grab your copy for either Kindle or NOOK.

And don’t forget to check out this author’s website for her other stories, not to mention follow her on Facebook and Twitter for future projects. 🙂

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Thrilling End Times

Hello everyone! I’m so sorry I’ve been so silent lately. Still working on edits for my first novel. (Different round; there’s been a few of those. lol). Still, the work will soon pay off, and I can’t wait to let y’all know when it’s gonna be released! But, until then, I’m working on getting back into writing reviews, and this week I’m sharing my thoughts on a fellow Clean Reads author, Iryna K Combs, and her novel Pay for My Sin.

51g21yykttlEnd times stories aren’t my usual read, but this one was very intriguing. A suspenseful thriller, it follows the character Maria as she fights to survive during the seven year tribulation. Her faith is strong, and she knows what to expect in the upcoming years, but she did not expect the person landing on her door. Zara has no faith, just wants to find her daughter, but the two find a reluctant companionship through the trials. The two characters are interesting to watch. Maria has strong, unwavering faith, and Zara has no faith, although she does question throughout the story. It’s fast paced, constantly questioning what will happen next, and I look forward to reading more from this wonderful author. 

You can grab a copy of this book for your Kindle or NOOK, and follow this author on Facebook and Twitter. Fingers crossed I’ll be back next week with a review, on time! lol.

I received a copy of this book for my honest review. All opinions are my own.  

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Inconvenient Love

Hello everyone! I’m so sorry for the silence. Still working on editing my novel (will let you know when it’s coming out), so I haven’t had as much time for reading and reviewing as I usually do. But this book was well worth taking a break to enjoy! Today I have Kristi Ann Hunter’s newest, and final book in the Hawthorne House Series: An Inconvenient Beauty.

51fehebpiulWhat a beautiful ending to a wonderful series. I absolutely loved the Hawthorne House’s family, and it’s going to be sad saying goodbye to them, but this was definitely the story to end it. Griffith has always been the pillar of the family, the guiding force and sound logic when his family needed it. But, what happens when all his sound logic is thrown out the window? As a duke, he knows he has to marry someone special, someone who can wear the mantle of Duchess, and while many young women wanted that title, very few were worthy of it. But, he doesn’t want to break his family’s tradition of marrying for love either. But, while his mind fully believes one woman to be his love, his heart keeps pulling him to her cousin. Isabella had never been in high society, and only wanted to smile, look pretty, and save her family. She didn’t expect to meet Griffith, or to actually enjoy being with him. Torn between duty to family, and the possibly of happiness, both have to decide whether to follow the logic of their minds, or to take a chance and trust God, and possibly find true love in the process. I loved this series, a great read for any lover of regencies, and I’m looking forward to meeting more families by this amazing author. 

You can get this lovely story for your Kindle, NOOK, or my favorite paperback. Don’t forget to follow this wonderful author on Facebook, Twitter, and check out her website for news on her next project. 🙂

I received a copy of this book for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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