Friday, November 26, 2021

Sisters Behaving Badly


Reading this reminded me of the movie - White Christmas with Rosemary Clooney.  The sisters in this movie get along much better than the two sisters in this story.  

 Kitty and Jennie are sisters that have had past misunderstandings. This trip to France was a chance for them to reconnect.  

It was quite comical at times!  I enjoyed how Kitty and Jenny discovered the possibilities before them and realizing getting older isn't that bad!!

I received this ebook to review from Boldwood Books.  #blogtour #BoldwoodBooks

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SISTERS from WHITE CHRISTMAS:

Those who've seen us
Know that not a thing can come between us.
Many men have tried to split us up, but no one can.
Lord help the mister who comes between me and my sister,
And Lord help the sister that comes between me and my man.

AUTHOR:

Maddie Please was born in Dorset, brought up in Worcestershire and went to University in Cardiff.

After a career as a dentist Maddie now lives in Devon with her exceptionally handsome and supportive husband. They have 4 adult-ish children all of whom have left home and are probably rather surprised by all this. She did warn them.

Maddie is a voracious reader, and would enjoy hoovering, defrosting the fridge and cleaning the windows but unfortunately she doesn't really have time. She is very disciplined and sensible about her writing and she likes to write every day because it gets her out of doing the ironing.

The Summer of Second Chances
 is Maddie's debut novel, and it was the result of Chris Manby’s brilliant plotting workshop in beautiful Cornwall..




MADDIE PLEASE:

The Old Ducks Club Is the latest book by Maddie Please and is published by Boldwood Books. It has an older main character who finds to her surprise that age is no barrier to having fun, making friends and finding love again.

The Summer of Second Chances Maddie's debut was published by Avon Harper Collins in July 2017 and was an Amazon best seller in the UK and Australia. A Year of New Adventures followed in February 2018, A transatlantic crossing on the wonderful Cunard ship QM2 led to Maddie’s third book Come Away With Me, published in August 2018. Maddie's fourth book, The Mini-Break was published in May 2019 All these books are uplifting, romantic comedies with a steep learning curve for her characters, reflecting the sometimes confusing experiences of today's women (and men). She likes the Bourne Trilogy, anything to do with Christmas, America, cruises and writing. In her spare time she likes watching American box-sets, thinking about holidays and drinking red wine. Maddie is represented by DHH Literary agency with agent Broo Doherty.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Silencing the Siren Excerpt Four

 




Silencing the Siren Epic Book Launch


About the Book

Book: Silencing the Siren

Author: Denise L. Barela

Genre: Christian Historical Mystery, Fairytale

Release date: January 4, 2022

Andrew Grayson thought he had everything… until he met her.

The indulged son of wealthy parents, Andrew has always gotten whatever he wanted almost before he knew he wanted it—clothes, gadgets… even a car! What more could a young man desire?

Enter Annabel Thompson. Freakshow mermaid extraordinaire… in a wheelchair!

Of course, her beauty attracts him. How could it not? Add to that a kind heart, and Andrew can’t help but fall for her.

Annabel’s connection with the freakshow repels his parents and their society friends. They want him to sever all ties with her and his new friends. Oh, and marry the “right” girl with the “right connections.” But he won’t do it. He’ll defy them and marry his little mermaid.

When Annabel turns up missing, declared dead, things don’t add up, Andrew begins asking some difficult questions, the most important being, “What happened to the little mermaid of the Coney Island freak show?”

Find out in this next book in the Ever After Mysteries, combining beloved fairy tales and mysteries. Silencing the Siren offers a retelling of “The Little Mermaid” that will keep you gripped to the edge of your seat as you watch the story unfold.


BOOK EXCERPT

 Silencing the Siren Excerpt Four

He’d been told the attraction that had popped up on Coney Island would provide just that. Envy had burrowed itself in his heart when all his friends spoke of the place and all their experiences. No matter how much he had tried convincing his parents to allow him to go, they wouldn’t budge. Desperate times called for desperate measures. He was forced to an abrupt stop when two children ran across his path. Andrew smiled at their laughter as they passed by him. How he longed to experience those days at least once more. Back when life was about all the toys his parents would buy him to keep him happy. He had been a boy who wanted for nothing because he had everything. Even now, Andrew’s parents bought him everything he wanted within reason. Although, it had taken him a few weeks to convince them to buy him a car. They caved in the end. 

Andrew Grayson was a spoiled, rich boy in every sense of the word, though he didn’t exactly flaunt it. Okay, maybe he did flaunt it. Anyhow, people knew his situation and wanted a part of it. At the start of it all, Andrew adored the attention lavished upon him.




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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Denise Barela’s passion for fiction, her faith, and general creativity define her life. In all things, she strives to glorify God, though especially in and through her writing. She has spent the past six years working for a publicity company and five years working as the head editor for a publishing company. With an MFA in Creative Writing and a Professional Writing certificate, Denise enjoys using her education and work experiences to help authors achieve their own writing dreams. When she’s not working away at her desk, you might find her reading a good book or following Alice down the rabbit hole…


Sunday, November 14, 2021

Yukon Justice

 Mysterious and exciting!  I enjoyed the twists and turns of this Love Inspired Suspense Story by Dana Mentik.  

How could you not enjoy a story involving a sensitive and strong State Trooper and a Newfoundland dog who was a hero?    The location was in Alaska and at a reindeer farm/rescue!  It was great all around.

Katie and Brayden knew each other from work.  Trust was not easy for either one.  But when Katie was in danger, she had to trust him or her life was at stake.  

I enjoyed this book and finished it  in one night.  


I received this ebook from Celebrate Lit to review.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

About the Book

Book: Yukon Justice

Author: Dana Mentink

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release date: October 26, 2021

Yukon Justice (1)Sabotage on a family ranch…

Newfoundland Ella and her Alaska State Trooper partner is on the case.

When her estranged uncle attempts to sabotage her family’s reindeer ranch, K-9 team assistant Katie Kapowski heads home to help save it—and becomes his target. With their rocky past, Alaska State Trooper Brayden Ford and his furry partner are the last team Katie wants assigned to protect her. But with the ranch under siege, they must work together…or risk falling victim to a killer.

 

Click here to get your copy!

 

About the Author

Author PictureDana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and a Holt Medallion winner. She is the Publisher’s Weekly  and Amazon bestselling author of over forty titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, and Poisoned Pen Press. You can connect with Dana via her website at danamentink.com, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)

 

More from Dana

Up on the housetop, click, click, click, down through the chimney with good St. Nick. Does anyone know that line from the famous Christmas song? I’ve been singing it for years but only recently did I learn that the clicking is a real reindeer phenomenon. Those reindeer ankle joints make a clicking sound so they can find the rest of their herd if they are separated in a blizzard. It’s just one of the many things I learned about reindeer while researching to write Yukon Justice. In the novel, Katy has to take over running her aunt’s reindeer ranch and protect it from threats by a dangerous intruder. I had the pleasure of “Zoom” interviewing the owner of the Running Reindeer Ranch in Fairbanks, Alaska! Jane helped me learn all kinds of interesting things about reindeer. How much do you know about these critters? Take my quick three question trivia quiz to test your knowledge!

 

  1. What’s the difference between caribou and reindeer? They are the same animal but caribou are the wild variety and the domesticated version are called reindeer.

 

  1. Do males or females grow antlers? Both! Reindeer are a type of deer and the only species where the female grows antlers as well as the males.

 

  1. How come kids put out carrots for Santa’s reindeer? Good question! Carrots are not, in fact, part of a natural healthy reindeer diet. The animals don’t even have front teeth! A much better treat would be willow or birch leaves, or their favorite food…lichen, which they find by scraping the snow away from the ground with their hooves.

 

So how did you do? If you want to know more about these amazing creatures, snag yourself a copy of Yukon Justice!

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, November 6

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Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, November 7

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Gina Holder, November 7 (Author Interview)

Inklings and notions, November 8

Daysong Reflections, November 8

Genesis 5020, November 8

For Him and My Family, November 9

Lighthouse-Academy, November 9

Bigreadersite, November 9

For the Love of Literature, November 10

Remembrancy, November 10

Betti Mace, November 10

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, November 11

A Good Book and Cup of Tea, November 11

deb’s Book Review, November 11

Locks, Hooks and Books, November 12

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, November 12

Blogging With Carol, November 13

To Everything There Is A Season, November 13

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, November 13

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, November 14

Simple Harvest Reads, November 14 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, November 15

Vicarious Living, November 15

Jeanette’s Thoughts, November 15

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, November 16

Blossoms and Blessings, November 16

Bizwings Blog, November 16

She Lives To Read, November 17

The Meanderings of a Bookworm, November 17

Splashes of Joy, November 18

Through the Fire blogs, November 18

Kayem Reads, November 18

Labor Not in Vain, November 19

Pause for Tales, November 19

Raining Butterfly Kisses, November 19

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card and an eBook copy of the book OR signed copy of the book (U.S. Only)!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/12f8a/yukon-justice-celebration-tour-giveaway

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Saturday, November 13, 2021

Honor in the Mountain Refuge

 Family is not just whom you were born into.  It is made up of the people who support you, guide you and love you.  Telipe learned this after tragedy struck.

Chogan left all he knew for a new life.  He didn't expect to cross paths with Telipe.  Did GOD have his finger on this?  Was this GOD'S plan?

No one knows what the future holds.  I'm glad to say that I didn't. At times, I felt lost and confused.  Was there a lesson hidden somewhere that I was suppose to pay attention to?  

Telipe and Choban had those same questions.  Even though their story was based in a different time.  But their thoughts and feelings are the same as if it was in today's world.  What path should I take?  

I love all of Misty M. Beller's books. They are not only thought provoking but a joyful read.  


Matthew 6:8
New International Version
Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

I received this ebook from Celebrate Lit to give a review.

About the Book

Book: Honor in the Mountain Refuge

Author: Misty M. Beller

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release date: November 9, 2021

Honor in the Mountain RefugeThis epic journey is his last chance to start a new life.

After being cast out of his Blackfoot village for his kindness to the Nez Perce captives, Chogan travels west in search of meaning for his life. Meaning that doesn’t require killing or torturing innocent people. Though the lovely face of Telípe, a Nez Perce woman, is imprinted on his heart, he avoids her village.  She deserves a happy life with her husband and coming child.

With her husband dead and the birth of her babe imminent, Telípe’s reality looks nothing like she planned. She’s been forced to return to the village where she grew up and the chaos of her family’s lodge—with all her boisterous younger brothers. She desperately desires to start a new life for herself and the babe growing within her, but she can’t seem to climb above the mire of her past. When she stumbles into the brave who’d shown her kindness during her captivity, something ignites within her—a new hope.

Chogan’s determination to stay and help Telípe is thwarted by her people’s fear and hatred for his tribe—especially since he was among last winter’s kidnappers. It doesn’t matter that he did everything he could to keep her and her unborn child safe and comfortable during that awful event. But as a new predator threatens the safety of the village, Chogan determines to take down the massive wildcat that’s already injured several children—including one of Telípe’s younger brothers. When the danger escalates, Chogan is faced with an impossible choice. No matter which option he chooses, his life will never be the same—nor that of the woman he’s come to love.

From a USA Today bestselling author comes another epic journey through breathless landscapes and adventure so intense, lives will never be the same.

 

Click here to get your copy!

 

About the Author

Misty M Beller_headshotMisty M. Beller is a USA Today bestselling author of romantic mountain stories, set on the 1800s frontier and woven with the truth of God’s love.

She was raised on a farm in South Carolina, so her Southern roots run deep. Growing up, her family was close, and they continue to keep that priority today. Her husband and children now add another dimension to her life, keeping her both grounded and crazy.

God has placed a desire in Misty’s heart to combine her love for Christian fiction and the simpler ranch life, writing historical novels that display God’s abundant love through the twists and turns in the lives of her characters.

 

More from Misty

When minor characters get their own story!

One of the things I love about writing in series is the chance for minor characters to become major characters, with fascinating lives and personalities of their own! The heroine in Honor in the Mountain Refuge, Telipe, first appeared in Light in the Mountain Sky as Meksem’s little sister who was kidnapped by a band of Blackfoot warriors. Even when I’m the writer, characters often surprise me by doing things very differently than what I expected!

Telipe did exactly that in one of the final scenes of that previous book. When Meksem and her friends showed up to rescue Telipe and the other captives, Telipe actually braced herself in front of one of one of her Blackfoot captors, stopping anyone from injuring him. Why would she do that?

In that book, Telipe only says that the man had been kind to her when the other warriors were not. I knew there HAD to be more though.

I pray you enjoy learning Telipe’s story as much as I did, including how that Blackfoot brave she protected shows up again in the most unexpected of places!

Blog Stops

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, November 9

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, November 9

Texas Book-aholic, November 10

Inklings and notions, November 11

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, November 11

Splashes of Joy, November 12

For Him and My Family, November 12

lakesidelivingsite, November 13

deb’s Book Review, November 14

Jeanette’s Thoughts, November 14

Locks, Hooks and Books, November 15

Book Bites, Bee Stings, & Butterfly Kisses, November 15

Vicarious Living, November 16

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, November 16

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, November 17

For the Love of Literature, November 18

Connie’s History Classroom, November 18

Betti Mace, November 19

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, November 19

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, November 20

Blossoms and Blessings, November 20

The Meanderings of a Bookworm, November 21

Through the Fire blogs, November 21

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, November 22

Pause for Tales, November 22

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Misty is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/12f8d/honor-in-the-mountain-refuge-celebration-tour-giveaway


Thursday, November 11, 2021

Revell Reads- Deadly Target

 

An exciting read from chapter to chapter!  I was on the edge of my seat as Erin and Nathan faced one danger after another.  They became the deadly target.


They attempted to put their past behind them.  But with each obstacle they found that it wasn't going to be easy.  Erin needed to find the answers she has been searching for.  

This is book two of the Rocky Mountain Courage series.  I read the first book so I was happy to read this one.  Some of the same characters are in this one.  

I enjoyed the fastpaced story.  The characters were interesting and the dialogue was realistic. I was very entertained.

I received this ebook from Revell Reads to review.

Job 12:7-10

7 “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; 
8 or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. 
9 Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? 
10 In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.

Bio:

With over a million books sold, Elizabeth Goddard is the USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of over fifty novels and counting, including the romantic mystery, THE CAMERA NEVER LIES–a 2011 Carol Award winner. Four of her six Mountain Cove books have been contest finalists. Buried, Backfire and Deception are finalists in the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense, and Submerged is a Carol Award finalist. A 7th generation Texan, Elizabeth graduated from North Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and worked in high-level software sales for several years before retiring to fulfill her dreams of writing full-time.

Sisters Behaving Badly

Reading this reminded me of the movie - White Christmas with Rosemary Clooney.  The sisters in this movie get along much better than the two...