August 31, 2017

What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi

Published Date : August 4, 2015
Publisher : Sourcebooks Fire
Genre : YA Fiction / Teen Pregnancy
Rating : 5 Star


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What You Left Behind is the story of how falling in love, losing someone and becoming a teenage father will change your life forever. Ryden is a superstar soccer player when his love, Meg gets pregnant but the catch is, she is dying from cancer. When Meg dies giving birth to their daughter, Hope, Ryden falls apart trying to manage how to be a soccer player, father, student until one day at work he meets Joni, who will show him that it's ok to love again.

Meg left Ryden three journals to find but soon regrets finding the second one right before a game that will make or break him. After a night of falling apart and secrets out in the open, Ryden is finally given the third journal by someone he lest expected to have it. After realizing that he needs to move forward and give love a second change, everything falls together like it should!

I really liked this book and it just draws you in just wanting to know what happens next. I do think this book would be good for teenagers to read just for the fact that it shows what getting pregnant can do to someone at a young age. It would be kinda cool to see a sequel on how everyone is in ten years or so or maybe even have Hope as a main character either way, I'm definitely gonna be reading more Jessica Verdi's books in the future!

Thank You to Jessica Verdi for writing a book that has you captivated from the first page to the very last word!!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley!

August 30, 2017

Second Chance Cowboy by Joanne Rock

Published Date : August 21, 2017
Publisher : Tule Publishing
Series : Road To Romance / Book 2
Genre : Fiction / Romance
Rating : 5 Star


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Second Chance Cowboy is the second book in the Road To Romance series! Dancer Larissa Martine is wanting a fresh start in Las Vegas after spending several years in NYC. But first, a pact she made with her friends requires her to go back home to Wyoming and to her first love, Matt Briggs. An unexpected meeting in a bar between Larissa and Matt will make Larissa stay longer in town after his family learns she is back in town and wanting Larissa to stay for Matt's sister's wedding.

After Larissa reveling why she really left in the first place, everything comes back for Larissa and Matt and what they had lost over the time that Larissa was gone. With the both of them getting closer but unsure where they truly stand with each other, it takes one night for everything to change between them that will lead to an ending that was made for two people finding their way home again!

Writing this review was hard becuase I so don't want to spoil anything for what happens with the pages of this great book. It was a little short for my taste but also perfect at the same time, for what this story was all about! You would never knew that this was a second book in a series since it reads like a stand alone but now after reading this book, I so want to go read the first book in this series! This book has it all that makes for a good romance read with lost loves, family and of course, cowboys! I would love to see more of Matt and Larissa in the future for what their story was saying in this book or even a prequel that went back in time when Larissa was about to leave Matt!!

Thank You to Joanne Rock for making me become a fan of your books with this one story!!!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from the Publisher!

August 29, 2017

RockStar Book Tours : Zero Repeat Forever by Gabrielle Prendergast

I am so excited that ZERO REPEAT FOREVER by Gabrielle Prendergast is available now and that I get to share the news!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Gabrielle Prendergast, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a signed hardcover of the book courtesy of Gabrielle and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

About The Book:

Pub. Date: August 29, 2017
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 496
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
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He has no voice, or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.

Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.

His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.

Until a human kills her…

Sixteen year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade, annihilating entire cities, taking control of the Earth. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her friends have only a fragment of instruction from the human resistance.

Shelter in place.

Which seems like good advice at first. Stay put. Await rescue. Raven doesn’t like feeling helpless but what choice does she have?

Then a Nahx kills her boyfriend.

Thrown together in a violent, unfamiliar world, Eighth and Raven should feel only hate and fear. But when Raven is injured, and Eighth deserts his unit, their survival comes to depend on trusting each other… 

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About Gabrielle: 

Gabrielle is a writer, teacher and designer living in Vancouver, Canada.  You can read about her books here. She is represented by Barbara Poelle at the Irene Goodman Literary Agency.
In 2014 she was the Writer in Residence at Vancouver Public Library. In 2015 she was nominated for the BC Book Prizes and chosen to tour the province to promote BC Books. In 2017 Gabrielle took part in the TD Canada Children’s Book Week Tour. She has also been nominated for the White Pine Awardand the CLA Award.
Gabrielle won the Westchester Award for Audacious. Audacious was included in CBC’s list of 100 YA Books That Make You Proud to be Canadian. A poem from Capricious was chosen for the 2014 Poetry in Transit Program. Pandas on the East Side was chosen as an Ontario Library Association Best Bet for Junior Fiction in 2016. It was also nominated/shortlisted for the Chocolate Lily Award, The Red Cedar Award, the Diamond Willow Award and the Myrca Award.

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(1) winner will receive a signed finished copy of ZERO REPEAT FOREVER, US Only & Canada.

(3) winners will receive signed postcards and bookmarks ZERO REPEAT FOREVER, US Only & Canada.

Ends on September 19th at Midnight EST!

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Book Unleashed : Diomere's Exile by Sabrina A. Fish

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We are delighted to announce the PRE-ORDER AVAILABILITY of Diomere's Exile by Sabrina A. Fish. Check it out and reserve your copy today.
Official release date: September 29, 2017.
Diomere's Exile
Series: The Gate Keeper Chronicles Book 1
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
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An exiled woman seeking redemption, and the man who distracts her from finding it.
Five Gates. Five Sisters. Five Very Different Men.
Once there were two worlds connected by five magical gates. Then the Gate Keepers closed the gates and disappeared. The Gate Keepers have returned.
Nadia de Quinones was exiled when her nephew, the crown-prince was abducted on her watch. She’ll let nothing stand in the way of her redemption, not even discovering her heartbonded and a connection to an ancient magical gate.
Lord Gregor Cyrene is sworn to protect his country's royal heirs. After the youngest prince’s life is threatened, Gregor sets out to discover who is responsible and suspects the answer lies with Nadia.
When fate forces their competing goals to align, neither are prepared for the irresistible attraction between them. Can they see beyond their pasts and a millennia old hate between their people? Or will they continue to distrust, allowing those plotting against them to win?


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$25 Gift Card (Winner's choice: Amazon or Barnes & Noble)
2 Diomere's Exile eBooks
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Contest runs from August 29 - October 16, 2017.

About Sabrina A. Fish

Sabrina A. Fish
Sabrina A. Fish lives in Oklahoma with her husband, son, and two cats, where she owns a trophy company and collects names for her novels from lists of award’s recipients. She loves all things chocolate and her husband is sweet enough to never let the candy dish near her computer become empty.
She loves and advocates being involved in the local writing community, and is President for the 2018 Oklahoma Writers' Federation, Inc (OWFI).
She is an annual featured speaker at The Rose State Writing Conference and has been a panelist at Wizard World Comic Con.
Born and raised in Oklahoma, she considers the three years she spent in a Texas high school to be a short trip down the rabbit hole that ended at graduation. She returned to Oklahoma where she received her Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma. BOOMER SOONER.
When she isn't writing & promoting her novels or running her company, she can be found reading, scrapbooking, or spending quality time with her family.
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Love Will Always Remember by Tracey Livesay

Published Date : August 29, 2017
Publisher : Avon Impulse
Series : Shades Of Love / Book 3
Genre : Fiction / Romance


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When she awakens from a coma, her childhood memories are intact but she possesses no memories of the past six years of her life. Terrified, anxious and disoriented, she's only calmed by the presence of the gorgeous celebrity chef with compassionate brown eyes, the man who turns out to be her fiancée, Jonathan.

Jonathan Moran is tormented over his part in the deception that he's Leighton's fiancé. In truth, she's engaged to his brother! Any day now, her memory is destined to return and she'll remember it's his fault she was injured. Meanwhile, the more time they spend together, the closer they become until Jonathan begins to wish the pretense of them being a couple was real.

And then Leighton's memories come flooding back…


A former criminal defense attorney, Tracey Livesay finds crafting believable happily ever afters slightly more challenging than protecting our constitutional rights, but she’s never regretted following her heart instead of her law degree. She has been featured in Entertainment WeeklyThe Washington Post and on CBS This Morning. Tracey lives in Virginia with her husband–who she met on the very first day of law school–and their three children. When not answering the call of wife, mother or author, she runs marathons and daydreams about designer purses.

Need You Now by Emma Douglas

Published Date : August 29, 2017
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Series : Cloud Bay / Book 1
Genre : Fiction / Women's


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Welcome to the small island town of Cloud Bay, where it's never the wrong time to find a love that's oh-so-right. . .

Caleb White knows what he wants out of life--and being a star tennis player is not it. After speaking to the press about his plans to retire, Caleb decides that a trip to quaint, beautiful Cloud Bay for its legendary music festival is exactly what he needs. There will be time to figure out what to do with his life without a racket in his hand soon enough. Until then, Caleb is content to be stuck on an island with CloudFest's gorgeous director Faith Harper. . .

The daughter of a famous rock star, Faith knows all about fame, fortune, and hot flings that aren't meant to last longer than a few good songs. Gorgeous, built Caleb is a temptation she can't resist, but she's not prepared for the way he makes her feel. . .and the dreams that they both share. What begins as a carefree distraction deepens into something real. But is Caleb ready to put his celebrity behind him and give life in the slow lane with Faith a chance?


Emma Douglas has read like a wild thing since she was small. She discovered romance novels at an age that way probably way too young but she survived unscathed. When she realized you could make up stories as well as read them, she started taking notes about what the characters wandering through her head were telling her and then, eventually, books happened. 

Before the books happened she did the usual things (was a band geek (and a geek generally), had crushes on rock stars and fictional characters, spent chunks of her summers on an island beach, got a degree in something sensible that doesn’t involve writing about kissing, became a black belt in internet procrastination, fell down the rabbit-hole of craft, traveled a bit, indulged her love of baked goods, got bossed around by cats, began a quest for the perfect margarita, and napped to recover from all of the above. 

She still does most of that plus the writing thing from a tiny house which her feline overlords have kindly agreed to share with her.

August 28, 2017

Brother by Ania Ahlborn

Published Date : September 29, 2015
Publisher : Gallery Books
Genre : Fiction / Horror / Thriller
Rating : 5 Star


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Brother is about a boy named Micheal who is forcefully adopted into a family that isn't normal by all means. His family is into stalking and killing young girls until one day when Michael's older brother Ray or Rebel decides to change that up by stopping by a record store and that's when he meets Alice. Alice is someone who he can see running away with to get away from his adopted family but Rebel has a different plan in mind that will send Michael on a journey to discover who he really is and what he has done to his real family.

This is the first horror book I read and it had me on my toes wandering what is gonna happen next. I didn't see the shocking twist at the end but the way the book ended was perfect for all that happened. If you are into horror books, I would totally recommend this book!

Thank You to Ania Ahlborn for writing a spine tingling book that had me on my toes the entire time!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley!

August 27, 2017

Lone Star Book Blog Tours : Knight On The Texas Plains by Linda Broday


Texas Heroes Series

  Genre: Western / Historical / Romance
Date of Publication: August 1, 2017
Number of Pages: 352

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Duel McClain buries his wife and infant son, climbs in the saddle, and rides off. Locked in grief, he drifts from one Texas town to another as the months pass. He rides into a border town and gets in a card game in the saloon. On the last hand, the opponent across from him runs out of money. The man reaches down for a baby and plunks her in the center of the table. Whoever wins the pot, gets her too. After Duel wins with the Deadman’s Hand, he tries to give the baby back. But when the man tells him he’ll sell her, Duel keeps his prize.
On the way back to his home, he runs across a woman covered in blood. She only says her name is Jessie and the blood isn’t hers. The deep fear in her eyes touches Duel and he has to do something. He strikes a bargain—he’ll take her anywhere she wants to go in return for helping with the child.
Jessie sees honor, respect, and kindness in his eyes. And the moment she holds the baby in her arms, her heart melts. Once they reach Duel’s home, she confesses she killed her husband and tells him the law will come. Desperate to save her, he offers marriage and she accepts.
They settle in and love develops. But each day grows more tense. Lawmen are coming and they can’t stop them. Soon, she’ll face the hangman’s rope.


Praise for Knight on the Texas Plains:

“Broday (the Men of Legend series) has a knack for capturing the hesitations of both Duel and Jessie and unfurling a twisting plot without resorting to melodrama. Through carefully deployed flashbacks, she slowly exposes the horrors of Jessie’s marriage, culminating in a truly grisly image of depravity without overwhelming the tender love story. Fans of historical romances will be pleased.”  ~~ Publisher’s Weekly

"The instant a sweet baby girl, an abused woman, a stray dog, and a reluctant hero meet, readers are drawn into a tender and tough love story that touches many emotions and will have them believing in the healing power of love.”  ~~ Romantic Times 4 ½ Stars Top Pick!

“Broday’s latest is a tender romance to touch the heart.”  
~~ Bookpage

“This story is simply endearing, packed with powerful message of humanity and the true healing power of family and love!!” ~~ Addicted to Romance 
Throughout the well-paced story, there was suspense, tears, fear, revulsion, and no shortage of laughter and joy. I didn't want the story to end.” ~~ Teresa on Goodreads

The way that Linda Broday writes Knight on the Texas Plains, you think that you are right there with Duel trying his best to take care of a baby named Marley Rose that he won in a card game; he has no clue of what he's doing! It's not until Jesse stumbles in his camp, all bloodied up, that you wonder what is her story and what is she hiding? As we learn more about Duel and his life story (which includes a dead wife and unborn son), you can't help but to feel his pain for what he went through and why he does the things that he does.

There was a moment when I thought everything that both Jesse and Duel worked for was gonna be taken away from them. But the true defining moment of this book was when Jesse told her story of why she ran and where it might lead her; it was truly heartbreaking to read. I don't want to give much of anything away of this great book, but the way it ended was perfect for this couple that had endured much pain before finding their happy ending. (And that's no spoiler -- Linda Broday always promises a happy ending to her stories.)

My thoughts after reading this book were: is there gonna be a second part to this story? And why have I only in the last few months discovered this great western author who writes a story that stays with you long after reading it?

Thank You to Linda Broday for reprinting this great story that I want to see made into a movie!!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from Lone Star Book Blog Tours!

Linda Broday, Historical Western Romance Author  I'm a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 8 full length historical western romance novels, with another set to release 2017, and 10 short stories. Watching TV westerns during my youth fed my love of cowboys and the old West and they still do. I reside in the Texas Panhandle on land the American Indian and Comancheros once roamed. At times, I can feel their ghosts lurking around every corner. Texas’ rich history is one reason I set all my stories here. I love research and looking for little known tidbits to add realism to my stories. When I’m not writing, I collect old coins and I confess to being a rock hound. I’ve been accused (and quite unfairly I might add) of making a nuisance of myself at museums, libraries, and historical places. I’m also a movie buff and love sitting in a dark theater, watching the magic on the screen. As long as I’m confessing…chocolate is my best friend. It just soothes my soul.

  August 15-24, 2017


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Lone Star Book Blog Tours : Wheels Of Justice by Vickie Phelps


The Redwood Series, Volume 2
Vickie Phelps

Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense
Date of Publication: July 18, 2017
Number of Pages: 324

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When Connie Knight applies for a job at McKinney’s Fine Cars in her hometown of Redwood, Texas, she has no idea what she’s getting into. Buford McKinney is a mean, evil bully who thinks women are the ground God made for men to walk on. The only reason she stays at McKinney’s is the fear of being without a paycheck and ending up homeless. And then there’s Rick McKinney, Buford’s son. In spite of his daddy’s contempt for Connie, Rick is attracted to her and Connie to him. But will their feelings for each other be enough to keep Connie safe? Just how far will Buford go to get rid of her?

"Great book, read it through in one sitting since I couldn’t put it down.  Very real, strong characters, and satisfying ending. An easy book to recommend." – Terry Burns, author of The Badge and the Bible series and The Sheriff.


VOLUME ONE IN THE REDWOOD SERIES: Postmark from the Past  
In November 1989, Emily Patterson is enjoying a quiet life in West Texas. She lives in the same house she grew up in, has a great job, and good friends. But emptiness nips at her heart. Then a red envelope appears in her mailbox. It’s a letter from Mark who declares his love for her, and promises to come to her if he makes it home alive. But who is Mark? She flips the envelope over, but there is no return address and it is postmarked 1968. Over the next few days more letters mysteriously appear in her mailbox and odd things start happening. Is someone playing a cruel joke? Her friends say it is the season for miracles. As Emily seeks to solve the mystery, can she risk her heart to find a miracle in the Postmark from the Past?


Vickie Phelps writes to encourage, inspire, and influence. She has published 200 articles, devotionals, and essays in more than fifty magazines and contributed to several anthologies. Vickie is the author of the novels, Postmark From the Past, Moved, Left No Address, Waiting for Joy, and a devotional book, Psalms for the Common Man. Vickie is coauthor with Jo Huddleston of the gift book, Simply Christmas, and Writing 101: A Handbook of Tips & Encouragement for Writers. 



THREE WINNERS: 1st: Signed copy of Wheels of Justice; 2nd: eBook of Postcard from the Past; 3rd: eBook of Wheels of Justice (US ONLY) AUGUST 16-23, 2017


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