Book Giveaway

1535665913Hey, just wanted everyone to be able to have a chance to win an ebook copy of Between Hope and the Highway. Karlene will be picking someone tomorrow morning, from the people who comment on this Facebook post. (You might have to join the Polar Bear Plunge Group first. I don’t know?)

This has been a fun challenge so far. I won a paperback  of  Back to His Lordship by Jen Geigle Johnson. I’ll let you know later how it is. So hurry over. I think you need to comment with a book by an LDS author that has an animal in it or on the cover. If you can’t think of any, here are some ideas to choose from that I thought of after going through my Goodreads lists. Continue reading

Fun winnings

polar (1)The Polar Bear Plunge Reading Challenge is still going on. I received a fun email this morning saying my name had been picked for a prize. So…I put in my list of 3 choices and we’ll see which one I get. I’m super excited…and surprised. I didn’t expect to win anything since I haven’t logged too many points yet.

Join in (if you haven’t already) and add up some points. You get points just for joining the challenge, so if nothing else, do that…just in case you get picked! There are some fun books still to win on the prize page. Good luck! And happy reading.

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Polar Bear Plunge (Reading Challenge)

polarHere’s a fun reading challenge put on by Storytellers in Zion. It goes for the month of January. I’m one of the sponsors, but I’ll also be participating as a reader also (because I LOVE reading more than writing most days).

If you’d like to join in, here’s the link to play...and for the Polar Bear Plunge Rafflecopter to enter points. Check out the prize page. There are a ton of books to win. A couple years ago when I did a similar challenge, I won a couple books just by commenting on each post…so check it out. It’s a lot of fun.

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Rules are Made to be Broken

Rules are made to be Broken FRONT COVER RGBThe second book in the Love Under Wraps series is out now (and I’m going to give away a copy, so leave a comment to enter)! Heart Thief by Taylor Dean came out last month. Now Mylissa Demeyere’s book is out–Rules are Made to be Broken. Isn’t this cover the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen? I love it. And the inside is awesome too. This is another forbidden romance / second chance / friends to lovers story. Here is the synopsis:

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I’ve loved Will Henderson from the first day I laid eyes on him. But I made a solemn promise that same day. I would never, ever date Will Henderson. 

For almost a decade,Charlotte Dubois has loved Will Henderson from afar, squelching her heart’s silent yearnings. But no way could she date her best friend Kelsey’s brother.Their whole friendship is based on one rule: No friend of Kelsey can ever date Will.Instead, Charlotte has watched him date and break more hearts than should be legal. Continue reading

A Different Kind of Strong

IMG-2250I have a special treat for you all today. This book came as a thrilling surprise. I didn’t know what to expect. But I surely didn’t expect to receive a nice gift wrapped package that included the paperback and a CD of songs written by the author. Cool!

A Different Kind of Strong is a memoir by author David Trotter about his life lived in addiction. Here’s the synopsis.

Synopsis

On October 14, 2011, Daniel Trotter began a forty-day fast. He was consumed by the question and desperate to know, what do I do? After thirty days in the wilderness, God sent him home with an answer. It was, “Come back to Me.”For decades, Daniel was held in thrall to alcohol, drugs, porn, and depression. He had friends, but life had lost all meaning. Continue reading

Heart Thief

IMG-2248As promised, I will review Heart Thief today by Taylor Dean. I will also be giving away an ebook of this amazing book next week, so leave a comment. As I posted yesterday, Heart Thief is the first book in the Love Under Wraps series. It’s a forbidden romance with lots of heart-tugging, emotional tug-a-waring, and ultimate happy ending-ing. (I know that’s not grammatically kosher, but I’m going with it).

Taylor Dean is from Texas, and she’s pretty much the nicest person ever. When I was a newbie author with no idea how to do anything in the writing world, I reached out to her–a total stranger, but one who I admired greatly because of her writing style–and asked for some guidance. She went beyond the call of duty to mentor me, helping me gain confidence as a writer (which is hard in this world of haters). Now, I feel I can call her not only a helpful writing mentor, but a true friend. If we lived in the same state, we would be hanging out a TON. You can learn more about Taylor and all her awesome books on her website. Now, let’s get to her newest book: Continue reading

My Not So Wicked Boss

mynotThis Giveaway is closed. Congrats to Sarah B, Samantha, and Denise for winning a copy of this ebook. Hope you enjoy. 

Have you read any of Jennifer Peel’s books? Or all of them? Ha ha. If you read one, you might get addicted and have to read all. Just a warning. Her Not So Wicked series has been a super fun set of books to read. This latest one was so yummy. (Can you tell I’m hungry? I should probably go eat a cookie instead of talking about books, but priorities.) I have to share this one with you, because it was just fun-fun-fun.

MY REVIEW

My Not So Wicked Boss was fantastic. This forbidden celebrity romance features Aspen, who has been a man-hating side character in other books. She meets best-selling author Miles Wickham (who happens to be her favorite author ever), who goes by a pen name, and he asks her to quit her bank job and work for him as his nanny for the little boy he has “inherited” and as his personal assistant. Continue reading

The Redgrave Murders

img-1983.jpgI have a great book giveaway today! This is by one of my awesome writer friends, Amanda Sowards. She writes thrilling historical fiction that you seriously can’t put down. Read on to learn more, and enter the Rafflecopter giveaway at the end of this post for a chance to win a copy of this great murder-mystery. Good luck!!!

Synopsis

Loss is inevitable, as Evie Hampton knows all too well. But despite losing her mother to cancer and her older brother to a war, she knows she’s one of the lucky ones. After all, she still has her father, a distinguished professor of medieval history. And she has Gary Redhawk, the man she loves despite the emotional scars he carries from the Second World War–and despite her father’s opposition to their relationship.

When Evie’s car suddenly careens off the road, she chalks it up to poor maintenance or sheer bad luck making another appearance in her life. Little does she know a host of hardships is just beginning–the car was her father’s, and the brake lines were deliberately cut. Someone wants them dead–but why? All fingers point to Gary, a man with a troubled past and no solid alibi, but Evie is unwilling to believe he’s involved. Determined to uncover the truth, she begins to piece together a startling picture of deception and vice. But as she closes in on the truth, it is clear that someone is determined to silence her–and the next attempt on her life may be a deadly success. Continue reading

A Proper Scandal

APS_BlogBig smile as I write this post! 🙂 I love when a book surprises me. When I received this newest book in the mail–A Proper Scandal–I had already judged it (not necessarily by its cover–because that’s utterly gorgeous, but by its genre). I like Regency, but at times, the stories can be stuffy and sort of boring romances by today’s standards. But this one made my eyes blink more than normal, my jaw gape at times, and just overall shocked me, in the best of ways. Here’s the summary. Continue reading