Thursday, April 19, 2018

Quinn (Pendleton Petticoats 9) by Shanna Hatfield Release Blitz hosted by Lady Amber's Reviews & PR




Title: Quinn (Pendleton Petticoats 9)
Author: Shanna Hatfield
Genre: Sweet, Historical, Western Romance
Publication Date: April 19th, 2018
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR





Blurb:
A fiery suffragette meets her match…
Nothing about Quinn Fairfield is typical. The outspoken suffragette spends her days as a newspaper reporter, indulging her natural curiosity, and writing sensational headlines. She’s much more likely to be found riding a bicycle around Pendleton than learning the social graces at which her sister, Caitlyn, excels. When Caitlyn announces her plans to wed a man Quinn doesn't trust, she sets out to find a reason to break up the happy couple. In the process, she finds herself falling for an intriguing, gentle-hearted man.


After spending several years in Portland at college, Walker Williams returns to Pendleton, eager to make his mark on the world. Regardless of his upbringing on the nearby Umatilla Reservation, he’s determined to become a legendary architect. Then a feisty red-headed newspaper reporter catches his eye and captures his heart. Walker fights against his feelings for her, determined to shelter Quinn from the prejudices he often experiences because of his heritage.

Can the two of them overcome their fears, set aside the burdens of the past, and surrender to the sweet romance blossoming between them?

Filled with laughter, adventure, and historical tidbits from 1912, Quinn is a sweet historical romance brimming with hope and love.





Author Bio:
USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield writes character-driven romances with relatable heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.”

Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, this hopeless romantic is out to make it happen one story at a time. When she isn’t writing or indulging in chocolate (dark and decadent, please), Shanna hangs out with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.

Shanna is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, Romance Writers of America, Sweet Romance Reads, Cowboy Kisses, and Pioneer Hearts.

Author Links:

Buy Link:
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2HM0SE9

Excerpt:
Quinn relaxed her tense shoulders and shifted her attention from what liberties Drake might be taking with Caitlyn to her dance partner. “To answer your question about my dreams, I want to write books that people will read a hundred years from now and find clever and enjoyable.”

“What type of books do you want to write?” Walker smirked at her. “Romances?”

If her loathsome look could have felled him, the man would have found himself flattened on the floor. She pinned him with a frosty glower. “Certainly not! I intend to write adventurous tales full of wit, humor, mystery, and intrigue.”

“So a pirate romance with a cheeky girl?” he suggested with a rascally grin.

Annoyed yet oddly invigorated by his teasing, she resisted the urge to pull away from Walker and stalk off the dance floor.






















Tuesday, April 17, 2018

For Love's Sake by Staci Stallings Release Blitz hosted by Lady Ambers Reviews & PR





Title: For Love’s Sake
Author: Staci Stallings
Genre: Historical Christian Romance
Publisher: Spirit Light Publishing

Blurb:
Love.

It sounds so simple, yet rarely does it turn out to be that way.

From USA Today Best Selling Contemporary Christian Romance Author, Staci Stallings, comes a historical novel about love, acceptance, hope, and the battle for good we are all in regardless of time and place…

At only 19, Bryna Elliott seems to have little control over the circumstances of her life. With her parents gone, she is relegated to running the household and trying to stay in the good graces of her obstinate, disrespectful brother. But when a long-lost neighbor comes back to town, Bryna’s life might be about to change for the better. If only she can learn how not to be herself…

Daniel Brody, a young man steeped in society’s finer points, finds himself in the midst of a romance he neither expected nor wanted to happen. However, the sister of the young lawyer handling his affairs upon his return to his mother’s childhood home soon proves intriguing beyond rationality. Unfortunately, she is as her brother often points out “uncontrollable” especially when love for those in her charge comes into question. Can Daniel hope to bring this headstrong young woman back under the constrictions of society, or is his life destined to be turned upside down by her willful determination to live only for love’s sake?

Set in the pre-Civil War south, “For Love’s Sake” takes the reader on a journey to discover the courage it takes to truly live a life of love for others. The Christian message of not letting the world tell you what is and isn’t proper when love is involved will inspire the reader to reconsider what love means in their own lives. Come along for the journey, you just might find that love means more than you ever imagined.




Author Bio:
A USA Today Best Selling Author and stay-at-home mom, Staci Stallings has a husband, three kids and a writing addiction on the side. Stallings offers numerous titles for readers to choose from. Not content to stay in one genre and write it to death, Staci’s stories run the gamut from young adult to adult, from motivational and inspirational to full-out Christian and back again. Every title is a new adventure! That’s what keeps Staci writing and you reading. Although she lives in Amarillo, Texas and her main career right now is her family, Staci touches the lives of people across the globe with her various Internet and writing endeavors.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Ashes of Paradise by Valerie Roeseler Pre-Order Blitz hosted by Lady Amber's Reviews & PR




Title: Ashes of Paradise
Author: Valerie Roeseler
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Eden Elements Publishing
Publication Date: July 6th, 2018
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR


Blurb:
*TO BE READ AFTER THE HELIO TRILOGY*

For Anora’s sixteenth birthday, an unexpected gift comes into her possession. A delicate book whose gilded edges hold the secrets of the past from Enochian history that have shaped her world. Through its pages, Anora discovers why the Griffins fell from Paradise, when relationships between angelic ranks became acceptable, where Guides come into being, and how those expected to be infallible are not without weakness. She uncovers a sinister past that molded a Dark essence, a mistake that was destiny in the making, an angel’s rebellion that greatly cost a family, and the beginnings of an epic love that conquered all odds.



*Stories Include:

Fall of the Griffins – Theodora, Cassius, and Beckett’s Story

Embodiment of Love and War – Evelyn and Camael’s Story

Vindication of Mercy – Alice and Eric’s Story

Rapture of Death – Azrael and Lilith’s Story

Shadow of Enigma – Cora’s Story

Force of Resistance – Becky’s Story

Maverick of Mayhem – Jack’s Story

Sacrifice of Love – Ivy and Gideon’s Story


Author Bio:
Valerie Roeseler is a bestselling author, devoted mother, and workaholic with the determination of a queen bee. She began writing as a child, creating fantastical stories with villainous animals on her toy typewriter. In her teenage years, her writing became a poetic secret before she wrote music, transforming them into lyrics. Valerie’s early inspirations came from her obsession with mythology and British literature. Her debut novel, Midnight Divine, is the first in The Helio Trilogy. She is a native Texan and an enthusiast of art, music, adrenaline, coffee, wine, and hair dye. When left to her own devices, she tends to forget that sleep is a necessity.

Author Links:

Buy Links:
Midnight Divine: https://amzn.to/2H1EdpU
Gilded Inferno: https://amzn.to/2JOJLBV
Vermilion Horizon: https://amzn.to/2IXKMX9
Ashes of Paradise (Pre-Order): https://amzn.to/2H3mr1J

Excerpt:
The Angel of War, who I used to think of as a being you never wanted to meet, shakes his head and offers his hand, “Walk with me?”

My stomach flutters again as my hand slips into his. We walk in silence through the town. The sky roars louder, and I clench Camael’s hand tighter. I finally ask, “Why does the sky do that? Is that The Creator trying to communicate with them?”

Camael smiles wide, “It is thunder. Earth is a very different environment. The weather in Paradise is a constant. We do not know of anything but the warmth and Light of The Creator. Here, there is cold, hot, snow, wind, rain… Thunder is a sure precedence of rain.” He stops me, and we face each other before he takes my other hand. “It is a sensation to be experienced.”

A drop of water falls onto his cheek, and he closes his eyes. He tilts his head up as more water drips across his face from above. I start to feel it and mirror him. The water kisses my skin slow and gentle at first. Before long, it is as if we have been standing beneath a waterfall. I open my eyes and find Camael smiling at me slightly dazed. There’s a need for me to close the distance between us. Camael takes a step closer before I can, causing me to stutter, “Cam… I… I am feeling things I should not.”

He is so close, I have to look up as he whispers to me, “You are not alone.”

“We could not possibly be meant for each other.”

He agrees, “Our ranks are not aligned.”

“Maybe we should keep our distance from each other.”

He hesitates, his focus bouncing between my pleading gaze. “I cannot do that.”

For the first time in my existence, I experience something I never expected. The Angel of War’s lips touch mine. A surge of energy shoots through my body with no distinct origin. My wings burst from concealment, tearing the dress I was given. Camael pulls me closer. At this moment, I know I am meant to be with him, yet it is frowned upon because of our ranks. He is an Original Archangel. I am just an Archangel. My position in the hierarchy is nowhere near his ilk. I do not belong with him, but it feels so right.

That one kiss is all it takes. Camael and I are inseparable. For months, we search London for Leviathan, getting closer every day. Cam and I share secret glances, sneak out after dark, and I know we are doomed because...I love him.






Friday, December 15, 2017

The Labyrinth Wall by Emilyann Girdner (my review)



My Review

Wow! This book was intense! Danger lurked around every corner for Ariana and her team as they tried to find their way out of the labyrinth.  One day a mysterious man came flying out of a sudden hole in the wall!! The hole closed up and Ariana and her team spend the remainder of the book trying to get back to that hole and get to the other side, in hopes that life is better on the other side of the wall. This book had all the feelings...humor, sadness, scariness, shock, excitement, etc... I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and I cannot wait to read the next book to find out what adventures they are in for next!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Prophet by Sunshine Somerville (my review)



My Review

This book totally wowed me! The author is new to me and I sure am glad I found her. This intro to the Kota series was so good. I read the book in just a couple of hours.  I was hooked right at the beginning and the story held me captive until the end. The ending left me really wanting more! I was immediately drawn to the two main characters Hazen and Renny.  Hazen has been a part of Renny’s dreams and she just knew she had to find him. Even though this was a quick read, it was packed with suspense.  I highly recommend this book to lovers of fantasy and science fiction.  I cannot wait to read more of this series.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Not Again! The Adventures of Breanna and Allyson by Sarah Hays (my review)



My Review

This book was an absolute delight to read! My kids are now 14 and 16 but I still truly enjoyed this story. I think that a lot of families will be able to relate to the story of Breanna and Allyson.  The fact that the author wrote this about her own two daughters made it all the more real.  I could picture my kids when they were little acting like Breanna and Allyson.  Breanna is the older sister and even though Allyson can drive her crazy at times, they are the best of friends.  The bond they share is very easy to see in this story. I highly recommend this book to people who interact with young children.  The pictures in this book are just as good as the story.  All in all a wonderful book.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

When Love Walks by Kate Squires



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When Love Walks:



“My arms find their way around her, as I hold on for dear life.”
In their continuing story, Logan and Elora’s relationship is tested, yet again, in the much-anticipated sequel to When Love Breaks.

Elora has never thought of Logan’s physical disability as a problem. She’s been nothing but supportive and has always tried to reassure him that she loves him just the way he is. So, when his attitude toward her begins to change, she can't help but rethink her role in his life.

After getting a job as a nurse at a local hospital, she meets a handsome doctor, who seems very fond of her. When Logan’s interpretation of her coworker’s affections is opposite of hers, a rift is formed between them, and their strong connection begins to crumble.

Logan, who is beginning his career as a Physical Therapist, struggles with his insecurities, and a panic sets in when he realizes another man could easily lure away the love of his life. As self-doubt replaces reason, he tries everything he can think of in his attempt to hold onto her, but will it be enough? Add in several other obstacles, and you have a recipe for the perfect storm.

Can their love survive this ultimate test? Can Logan get past his fears enough to let her love him? Will Elora be able to overlook his seemingly unjustified jealousy, or will love really walk away for good?

My Review

This is the sequel to When Love Breaks and I highly recommend you read that book before this one so that you can fully understand the storyline. 
This book has many ups and downs, highs and lows and my emotions were all over the place! In a good way though! My heart just went out to Logan and Elora as they tried to make their relationship work. I really enjoyed the story even though at times I was angry, sad, happy, frustrated…I think all of my emotions played a part in reading this book.

Logan and Elora don’t handle their insecurities very well in this story and at times I was left to wonder, “oh my gosh, are they going to make it through this?” There were a couple times that I literally said out loud, “No way.”
Overall I’m so glad the author wrote a second book on these two as I am a huge fan of them.  I give the book 5***** as I loved how it really caught all of my emotions while reading.

***** I was given a copy of this book from the author.  All opinions stated are solely my own *****

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

When Love Breaks by Kate Squires




This is the first book that I have read by author Kate Squires, and I can say that I cannot wait to read her other books! This book was excellent! To say that I loved this book is an understatement. This is the story of Elora and Logan. A story of two people finding themselves, finding love...having it ripped apart, then seeing if it is strong enough to put back together.

I read the book in about 4 hours as I couldn’t put it down. It tugged at my heart strings and had me dying to know if Elora and Logan would be able to pull through or not. It’s an amazing story that I recommend 100% to people who love seeing if love is enough. I give this book 5***** all the way around and am so anxious to read other books by this author.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

A Family No More By: Amy Quonce hosted by: Loving The Book (my review)


My Review
A Family No More is a story that I’m pretty sure will stay with me for a while.  This was a pretty intense book, but I feel it was a story that needed to be told.  I feel that the issues the story dealt with are ones that happen a lot more often than we would like to realize.
The book was very well written; a heartbreaking story of a mother basically having to choose between her 2 children and see the unfairness of the judicial system. 
I could not put this book down.  I just had to know how this was going to end. At times I was gritting my teeth with the mother, feeling her heartbreak and frustration in what she had to deal with. 
I give this book 5 stars as it was very well written on such a sensitive topic. 

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Fool of Death by Elicia Leigh Clegg and Jesica Lynn Stoops (my review)

 
 
 
My Review
 
This is the first book that I have read by this author and boy am I hooked!  This is one of those books where I just couldn’t put it down.   It is full of suspense, mystery and creepy.  I just had to know what on earth was going to happen next! 
I honestly had to read this book during the day time hours as I am a whimp and can’t handle anything on the spooky/scary side at night.  But this is truly a great page turner.
I give this book 5***** and I am looking forward to reading more of this authors work. 


Monday, May 2, 2016

Blood Thirsty Vol. 5 Enchanted by Elizabeth St. John (my review)

 
 
 

My Review

 

What an enchanting series this has been.  I am sad to say goodbye to Caleb and Willow but the journey has been amazing!!  I love how they have proved their love to each other time after time.  That kind of devotion is just awesome.

 

This book was really good and had me on the edge of my seat, especially at the end.  I just could barely handle it not knowing if they were going to succeed or not.  You have got to read this series to know what I am talking about. 

 

This book was intense and kept me captive the entire time.  I love this book; I love this whole series a lot!!  I give this book 5***** all the way around and highly recommend it. 

 

 

The Trouble with Nathan by Anna J. Stewart (my review)

 
 

My Review

 

It’s always hard to see a series come to an end and this is one of them.  This series has been wonderful, emotional, mysterious and heartwarming. 

 

This last book was the most mysterious of all I would say and had me going from page to page so fast on my kindle sometimes I had to go back because I had skipped a page!  I just couldn’t read it fast enough and was just dying to know what was going to happen with these characters.

 

I loved Nathan and Laurel, they were perfect for each other and it was great to watch them go from where they started to their finish. All of the characters in this book were fantastic as they faced obstacles that came their way. The book has answers to all of the mysteries we have wanted answers too and is just really great.

 

I highly recommend this book and this series and it gets 5***** from this reviewer. 

 

I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.