This blog is moving, but will be re-branded as my personal blog.

This blog is moving, but will be re-branded as my personal blog.
Please visit me at the new blog for all book related matters. I hope 80% of the content will have moved to the new blog by end of June. Please visit and check my progress and give me penny for your thoughts xo

Jul 22, 2014

Tour Stop: Wounded Yet Not Destroyed by Stacey Y. Whyte


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Book Blurb

Julene grew up in a prominent family with godly virtues but when tragedy struck it tore them apart. She became a victim of physical, mental, and sexual abuse. Even though she was elevated to stardom that did not heal her severed heart, she learned that the cure to her crisis was not the money or the men but rather it is God. She discovered that God is the healer who mends everything that is broken and breathes life into everything that is dead. He gave her a reason to keep on living, and looking beyond her past failures and moving into the victories that He prepared for her.
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Excerpt

As I lay there, I saw my life flash before my eyes. I saw a bright light appear in front of me; it was so bright I couldn't look at it because of its brilliance. For the first time since my sister Julia's death, I saw her. She looked so peaceful and happy; from her appearance, I knew she was in a better place. She said, "It's not time for you to join me yet. You must return. God has work for you to do on earth. After you have completed the task ahead of you, you will join me." Overwhelmed with joy, I stretched my hand forward to Julia. "Julene, my dear sister," she exclaimed. "I love you." "Julia," I replied, "you are so beautiful. Please don't leave me." "Sis, I love you, but I must go now. Rest in the peace of God." "I love you too," I said, "Bye." When I regained consciousness, I looked up and saw Victoria. She told me that the doctors had pronounced me dead. I told her about my experience in the light with my sister Julia and she rejoiced for my second chance at life.


About The Author

stacyywhyteStacy is an Author, Life & Relationship Coach and Speaker. She helps women to restore their hope, faith and confidence through reflective writing and life coaching. She is a motivational catalyst that believes in empowering women to live their best lives by stepping out by faith to fulfill their purpose.
Stacy has experienced many setbacks, trials and tragedies along her journey. She knows pain first hand and as result she has dedicated her life to helping other women to rise above adversities. For Stacy, the challenges has helped to shape her life, gave her the strength to pursue the dreams and God molded her character to not simply settle but work towards being the best and accomplishing greatness.
Stacy says, "Success is embedded in her DNA." She strives to strategically get others to tap into that potential and realize their dreams. She is also a ministry leader and the Founder and CEO of Victorious Coaching Group; which is geared towards helping women to restore their confidence in relationship, dealing with life issues and overcoming challenges.


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Jul 17, 2014

Tour Stop: Jessie by Rebekah Lyn







The four Cole boys’ adventures on their island home have become a welcome escape, and one of the only things in life the boys can truly rely on. Jessie, the youngest and a dreamer, becomes enamored with US plans for manned space flight and its race to the moon, stirring his own dreams of one day becoming an astronaut. Jessie has deep thoughts but doesn’t think he does. He is perceptive and sensitive, and escapes by dreaming of the astronaut Gus who helps him to process things

 There is a beautiful theme of brotherly love. The brothers are a close unit despite their age range and personalities.

There are tense father-son relationships especially for the oldest son Max and youngest Jessie who suffer abuse at the hands of an alcoholic father . Jessie does not want to repeat his father’s mistakes. Conflicted, he hates his father but craves his love.

When his father seems to change after a conversion, Jessie is suspicious and does not buy into the church going that ensues. He questions the kind of people who go to church and what it all means. Max sees these changes and seems to adapt and tries to encourage the suspicious Jessie who remains cynical. When his brother returns home from Vietnam injured but believing in God this surprises Jessie. He wants to let go of and understand his pain/situation but cannot let go of the hurt and bitterness. Jessie then forgives his father after a successful launch that they watch together. Something in his heart shifts. He finds he has changed after that  and is surprised at the feeling of comfort he has spending time with his whole family after that. Forgiveness brings Jessie peace.


 Book Excerpt

Dreamer
July 20, 1964

Soft, warm sand scrunched between Jessie's toes. Waves rolled onto the shore, white foam racing up the hard packed sand toward him, receding just inches before it would have splashed over his feet. Jessie looked up and down the pristine sand, then back toward the dunes of waving sea oats and thick palm fronds. His roving gaze stopped at the sight of a man cresting the dune, seeming to float above the thick vegetation. 

As the man drew closer, Jessie felt his stomach flutter with excitement, recognizing astronaut Gus Grissom.

"Good afternoon, Jessie." Grissom smiled down at him. 

"Mr. Grissom, how did you know my name?" Jessie stammered in awe. 

"I hear you want to be an astronaut when you grow up." Grissom started walking down the beach and Jessie fell in step beside him.

"I do,” Jessie breathed. “I can't wait till I am old enough to apply." Jessie couldn't tear his eyes away from Grissom as they walked. 

"That's good. We'll need lots of young men to carry on this mission. There is so much still to be learned and explored. I'm sure we’ll face setbacks that will seem insurmountable, but as long as we have the faith and support of the country, I believe this space program can make a real difference. We can do things that others only dream of."

Jessie nodded solemnly. "I won't give up on you."

Grissom's eyes grew sad and he turned his gaze out to the ocean. "You were ready to give up on us once, after Alan's brief flight into space. You said it wasn't worth it for less than twenty minutes."

Jessie felt a stab of guilt. How did Grissom know about his innermost thoughts? "I was wrong then. After you and John Glenn made longer trips I understood Mr. Shepard was a pioneer, blazing the path, pushing the limits to see what could be done. I won't doubt again, I promise."

Grissom looked down at Jessie and placed a hand on his shoulder. "Remember that promise in the days and years to come." 

Jessie nodded, thrilled by the faith and confidence Grissom's hand on his shoulder instilled in him. Just as quickly as he had appeared, Grissom was gone and Jessie was alone on the beach again. In the distance he could make out the upright shape of the launch tower.

"Wake up, Jessie," a quiet voice whispered in his ear, as a soft hand shook his shoulder.

Jessie rolled over and opened his eyes to see his mother standing over him, wearing the same pale blue dress she had worn that morning as they had been evicted. Jessie rubbed his eyes and looked at his watch, surprised only forty-five minutes had passed.  

"Lunch is ready, sweetheart." Eleanor's eyes crinkled with her smile.

"I'll be right there," Jessie replied. When his mother had left the room, he sat up and studied his feet, surprised to see he wasn't barefoot, with sand between his toes, but rather wore the old sneakers he'd fallen asleep in. Did he only dream his meeting with Gus Grissom? 

Of course it was only a dream. What chance did a kid like him have of actually meeting an astronaut? It was childish of him to have believed it for even a second, and yet... Jessie touched his shoulder, where Grissom's hand had rested, and he again felt that confidence. Dreams did sometimes come true, you know. 

Not feeling hungry, and still bemused by his dream, Jessie meandered into the kitchen where he found his brothers sitting around the table, all eyes expectantly on him. With a start, he saw a cake standing there, decorated with fourteen brightly burning candles. 

into his mouth.


About The Author



Rebekah is a Christian with a heart for new beginnings. She is a Florida native and a graduate of Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Fl. A love of history, research and journaling led naturally to a passion for writing. She enjoys travel and has traveled extensively across the United States and Canada as well as Europe and the Caribbean. Her reading taste run from the classics to light fiction. When she is not working or writing, she enjoys cooking, baking and sharing recipes on her blog.

Her current works include, Summer Storms and Winter's End, books one and two in The Seasons of Faith series, and Julianne the first book in The Coastal Chronicle series. She is currently working on Jessie a coming of age novel set in coastal Florida during the early days of the United States manned space flight program. Jessie is the second book in the Coastal Chronicles Series.

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Jun 27, 2014

Tour Stop: Ten Brides for Ten Heroes

BOOK SYNOPSIS

Ten Brides for Ten Heroes spans the gamut of the ever-popular wedding romance genre—from heart-warming laughter to thrilling adventure, from sweet to steamy. This 10-book bundle features novels by New York Times, USA Today, and National bestselling authors. So get ready to toss the bouquet and say, "I do!" as ten brides risk it all to find their happy ever after.
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Here Comes the Bride by Theresa Ragan—New York Times and USA Today bestselling author 
Return of the Runaway Bride by Donna Fasano—USA Today bestselling author
Wedding Fever  (Serendipity Falls Series) by Patrice Wilton—National bestselling author.
Destination Wedding (The Decorah Security Series) by Rebecca York—New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
The Army Doctor's Wedding (The Army Doctor's Series) by Helen Scott Taylor—Award-winning and national bestselling author
Single & Searching by Rita Herron—National bestselling author
Wedding Surprise (Holiday Babies Series) by Mona Risk—Award-winning and national bestselling author
Summer of Love by Annie Jones—Award-winning and national bestselling author
Tomboy Bride (The Dance 'n' Luv Series) by Alicia Street—Award-winning and national bestselling author
Love Me Tender (The “Elvis” Series) by Mimi Barbour—National bestselling author.


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Jun 26, 2014

Tour Stop: Just Another Maniac Monday by Jennie Marts

Book Synopsis

Is finding your long-lost love worth losing your life?
Edna Allen’s Monday goes from mundane to murderous when she opens the front door to find the love of her life standing there. A man she thought had died years ago… after being accused of murder. John Collins is back, bringing with him a charming smile, a dog named Havoc, a second chance at loveand a threat of death. Danger surrounds this former bad-boy, and even after a lifetime apart, he still ignites a spark in Edna. A spark she thought she’d buried decades earlier. As Edna relives their summer romance, where more than the weather was hot and steamy, she falls in love all over again and evokes memories filled with drama, passion, action, and murder. Now these soul-mates must face the truth about what happened in the past and find the killer hunting them in the present. And Edna, with her sarcastic wit, a pocket stun-gun, and a few hare-brained schemes, is ready to fight for the man who still makes her pulse race. But does she dare risk her heart again to now protect the man whom she couldn’t save back then?
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A Word From The Author

 Thanks so much for hosting me on your blog today! I am excited to introduce you to the Page Turners Book Club.
I write romantic comedy and my series is set in the small town of Pleasant Valley, Colorado. It’s centered around a wonderful group of women in a book club. The women range from their teen years to their eighties and each book features a different woman and her story.
Every book has romance, friendship and mystery because in Pleasant Valley, dating can be deadly. These women are easy to fall in love with as they search for romance and clues while eating really great desserts!
Just Another Maniac Monday- Book 3 in the Page Turners series released this week. It’s Edna’s story and this character is a funny, sassy eighty-year-old who considers herself an expert on murder due to her extensive knowledge of CSI and crime-show television episodes. She gets the surprise of her life when her Monday morning game shows are interrupted by the arrival of John Collins, the love of her lifea man she thought had died years ago after being accused of murder.
John Collins is back, bringing with him a charming smile, a dog named Havoc, a second chance at loveand a threat of death. Danger surrounds this former bad-boy, and even after a lifetime apart, he still ignites a spark in Edna. A spark she thought she’d buried decades earlier.
This book flashes back to the sultry summer of 1955 as Edna tells the love story of her and Johnny and more than the weather gets hot and steamy. But the past has a way of catching up to you and a deadly threat has followed John to Edna’s door. Edna, with her sarcastic wit, a pocket stun-gun, and a few hare-brained schemes, is ready to fight for the man who still makes her pulse race.
Falling in love all over again, Edna must choose to risk it all to save the man she loves. But is finding your long lost love worth losing your life?
You can find Just Another Maniac Monday and all of the Page Turners books on Amazon:
I am so excited to share an Edna’s story with you.

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Profile Pic Reading book -croppedJennie Marts loves to make readers laugh as she weaves stories filled with love, friendship and intrigue. She writes for Entangled Publishing and is the Kindle Bestselling author of the Page Turners series, which includes the romantic comedies: Another Saturday Night & I Ain’t Got No Body, Easy Like Sunday Mourning, and Just Another Maniac Monday. Reviewers call her books “laugh out loud” funny and full of great characters that are “endearing and relatable.” She writes from the mountains of Colorado where she lives with her husband, two sons, a golden retriever named Cooper and a Sheltie puppy named Maggie. Jennie enjoys being a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Colorado Indie Authors, and Pikes Peak Writers. Jennie is addicted to Diet Coke and adores Cheetos. She loves playing volleyball and believes you can’t have too many books, shoes or friends. Jennie loves to hear from readers. 

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Jun 16, 2014

Tour Stop: Taming the Country Star by Margo Bond Collins

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Blurb:
He'll do anything to win her heart. She'll do anything to keep him away.
  Country star Cole Grayson is in town, and Kylie Andrews is less than thrilled. As if months of changing the radio station and tearing down his posters weren’t bad enough, now she has to deal with a town of fans swarming toward the man who deceived her the year before. But when Kylie’s eyes meet Cole’s again, she can’t deny the electric chemistry that drew her to him the first time around.   Cole Grayson is on a mission. Ever since Kylie left him, he hasn’t been able to forget her sweet country smile. After writing a song just for her, he sets off for her hometown to prove he’s not the player she thinks he is. But as much as Cole can’t forget her, Kylie wonders if she can forgive him…  
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TamingtheCountryStar

Excerpt:

  Kylie Andrews’s Texas-themed gift shop, Cowbelles, sat on the very outer edge of Fort Worth’s Stockyards District, not far from Jimmy’s Honky Tonk. And much to her dismay, no matter how often she cleared it, the wall adjacent to her store remained covered with announcements for local events. Like, for example, concerts.

She stared at the latest layer of advertisements.

From the topmost poster, Cole Grayson stared out at her, leaning against the edge of an old barn door, guitar at his feet. One booted foot was kicked up against the wooden wall behind him. His dark-blond hair curled around behind one ear and fell down across his eye on the other side. A cowboy hat rested on the ground next to the guitar. Her hand drifted up toward the image, hovering several inches from the picture of his face. She glanced around. None of the other shopkeepers were outside.

No one was watching. “Bastard,” she whispered to herself, and ripped the poster off the wall. At least, she tried to. It was thicker than she had expected, attached more firmly, and it resisted her pull. Chewing on her lip, she took another look around, dropped her bag to the ground, and reached up to grasp the edge with both fists, jerking at it in opposite directions. A tiny tear opened up along the side, and she yanked harder. Finally, the poster ripped—right across Cole Grayson’s lying eyes.

She tugged at the image some more, glancing around surreptitiously every few moments and dropping ragged pieces of paper on the ground at her feet, until there was nothing left on the wall but a few fluttering strips. Gathering the mutilated shreds together, she opened her bag and shoved them inside until they overflowed, bright ribbons of color in the morning light.
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About the Author

Margo Bond Collins is the author of contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and paranormal mysteries. She has published a number of novels, including Taming the Country Star, Legally Undead, Waking Up Dead, and Fairy, Texas. She lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, and several spoiled pets. Although writing fiction is her first love, she also teaches college-level English courses online. She enjoys reading romance and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about heroes, monsters, cowboys, and villains, and the strong women who love them. She currently writes for Entangled’s Red-Hot Bliss line.  
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Connect with Margo

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MargoBondCollin  @MargoBondCollin
Goodreads Author Page: http://www.goodreads.com/vampirarchy

My Goodreads Bookshelf: I've Read:

Song of Solomon
American Gods
Anansi Boys
Temptation
The Pursuit Of Happiness
Fearless Fourteen
To Love, Honour and Betray
Covet
Career Girls
The Graveyard Book
French Quarter Nocturne
Lightning Bird: The Story of One Man's Journey Into Africa's Past
The Clan of the Cave Bear & The Valley of Horses
Dreams of a Dark Warrior
Blood Reaction
Coraline
A Love Rekindled
Sushi for Beginners
A Spy at Home
Priide and Prejudice


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