Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2015 Audiobook Challenge


Okay, I've tried to participate in the past two years in a different audiobook challenge hosted by Teresa's Reading Corner. I did pretty well with my audios but I just didn't keep track with the challenge of 2014. I hope it will be different for me this year.

  This will be my first time participating with these ladies' challenge.

Challenge Details:

Teaser Tuesdays #97

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading.

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers:

Monday, December 29, 2014

Audiobook: Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Read by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Orphaned Princess Benevolence ends up under the thumb of the conniving Queen Sophia. Locked in the castle's tower, Ben discovers a mysterious enchanted room. So begins her secret education in the magical arts. But when the castle and the country are threatened, it's up to Ben to save her kingdom from annihilation.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

My Forever: A Triple Treat Romance Boxed Set

I would like to share with you a wonderful box set with three amazing romance books:

Three Bestselling Authors, Three Romance Novels, One Great Price

 Get it on Amazon

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Review: The Broken Path by Cami Checketts

Here's an exciting story by a wonderful author:

The Broken Path 
Cami Checketts

Can a determined three-year old inspire them to love again?

Injured in a debilitating accident at age six, Ethan Searle believes women eye him with a mixture of pity and disdain. He's tried love before. He won't again. He meets his match in a precocious three-year old who loves him despite his disability, even while her mother seems bothered by everything about Ethan.

Autumn Reader escaped her abusive marriage with her beautiful daughter and a stack of fear. She can't make the mistake of trusting a man again. Autumn's daughter becomes enraptured by Ethan. Despite Autumn's best intentions, she finds herself following her daughter's example. When her ex-husband reappears, threatening everyone she loves if she won't submit to his demands, Autumn has to learn to trust or lose her chance at real love.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas 2014!

This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone. ~Taylor Caldwell
The presents are wrapped, the tamales are cooked, and the weather is a cooler than usual in Southern California.

I want to wish all of my readers a very Merry Christmas! 

 I hope that this holiday is filled with lots of love, joy, good health, and lots of books! Take the time to relax and enjoy your loved ones. 

I'm going to leave you with my favorite children's Christmas book: 

Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto

Have a happy holiday!


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Mini Reviews: More Christmas Stories!!

Christmas Day is fast approaching and I am filling my eve with many Christmas reads. Here are some great ones from three different authors:

I'll Be Home for Christmas,
  A Perfect Christmas ,

Bud's Christmas Wish

Mini Reviews: Children's Christmas Book Series by Dan Jackson

It's Christmas Eve and what better way to spend the morning but reading? Today, I got to read three children's Christmas themed books written by Dan Jackson:

Santa's Sleigh Technology,
 The Lost Christmas Gift,

If Santa's Reindeers Were Cats

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge!


Okay, I miserably failed 2014's TBR Pile Challenge. I accepted too many review books and life simply happened. I really need to read the books in my TBR pile, so here goes!

This challenge is hosted by the girls at Bookish.

"We all have those books. We buy them, win them, they’re gifted to us. Then we put them up on a bookshelf and there they stay, collecting dust, waiting for the time when we’ll finally decide to pick them up.

Join us on a quest to dust off your TBR Pile and read all the books you’ve been telling yourself you’ll read next time you’ll get a chance. This is your chance!"

Book Blast & Gift Card Giveaway: God Has Spoken

Here's a new Christian Fiction from Urban Books:

God Has Spoken 
by Theresa A. Campbell

There's also a giveaway at the bottom so make sure you enter!

Teaser Tuesdays #96

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading.

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Sigh...again...I haven't participated in this meme in who knows when...I need to remedy that.
My Teasers:

Monday, December 22, 2014

Mini Reviews: Christmas Broken & Snowfall

It's the holiday season and it's time for some holiday short stories. Here are two more from Rusty Fischer:

Christmas Broken


Book Blast & Gift Card Giveaway: Unbound Hearts

Welcome to the Book Blast of

Unbound Hearts
by Michelle Lindo-Rice

This is the second book in the Able to Love Series. It is an Interracial Christian Romance. 

Make sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom. There will be two winners!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Bout of Books 12!

Bout of BooksSo excited to be ale to participate in this one since I haven't been able to do so for the last two. Bout of Books #12 will run from January 5th to the 11th. Here's a little info what this read-a-thon is about: 

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 5th and runs through Sunday, January 11th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 12 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team.

My goals for Bout of Books #12

Mini Reviews: Sleepless in Snowflake & Make Way for Mrs. Claus

It's the holiday season and it's time for some holiday short stories. Here are two from Rusty Fischer:

Sleepless in Snowflake

Make Way for Mrs. Claus 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Spotlight: Rules for Riders by Natalie Scott

(Image courtesy from Natalie Scott's Website)

Presenting a Young Adult Romance novel by Natalie Scott:

Rules for Riders

It's a coming of age story that is fast paced and it is set in the competitive world of equestrian riding. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Spotlight: Witchcraft Couture by Katarina West

I would like to present a debut novel from Katarina West:

Witchcraft Couture

It is a Fantasy/Psychological Drama with a mixture of literature fiction and magical realism,
set in the fashion world.

 So far, it's available as an ebook but it will soon come out into print!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Book Tour Review: Winged by April Kelly

Welcome to my tour stop for this wonderful Fiction book. 

 Here you will find my review on 
Winged by April Kelly 
as well as a synopsis and excerpt on it.
I hope you enjoy!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Owned by B.L. Wilde and Jo Matthews (18+)

The following book is meant for an audience of 18 years or older.

*Please be advice that this book has strong language and very explicit scenes.*

This is an erotic novella written by two talented ladies, B.L. Wilde and Jo Matthews. Check out the review and excerpt on this book, as well as check out the giveaway at the bottom. 

~ A Novella ~

B.L. Wilde
Jo Matthews

Monday, December 8, 2014

Fracture by D.D. Chant Tour: Review

Fracture - Tour Banner  

Hello everyone!

For this tour, I am reviewing a Dystopian book that is the first book of The Chronicles of Discord. There's also a giveaway towards the bottom, so don't forget to check that out!

Fracture - Book CoverIn a world torn apart by war, three nations stand divided.
The Free Nation
Senator Burton and his son Ben arrive in the Tula strongholds for peace talks, but find that a treaty between the two nations has a price. Confronted by a world of sedate tranquility the two men are appalled to learn that the Tula Council rules with an iron rod of fear and repression. The Council removes anyone who dares to stand in the way of their reforms and Ben uncovers a secret that puts his life in danger.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day

Did you know Saturday, December 6 is Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day?

That's right.

Author Jenny Milchman from Random House/Ballantine Mystery/Thriller established the first Saturday in December as Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day.

Please help me welcome Jenny Milchman! 

She has written a wonderful post about the meaning of this day:

Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day
How to Build Literacy, Support Community, & Make Magic Happen
All in One Day

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Bird of Paradise Spotlight and Giveaway

Hello Readers!

Here's a new book for all of you. It's an Adult Romance with a gorgeous cover. Make sure you check out the synopsis and excerpt on this book. 

Don't forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom!

Rorschet Salavreech was raised to believe he was unworthy of beauty until he met his student and soul mate Tangora Desjardins, a six-year-old girl who has stolen his bruised heart and brought him to his knees.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Review: A Portrait for Toni by Annette Lyon

Here's a wonderful tale from a talented author:

A Portrait for Toni
Annette Lyon

http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1378495122l/18461878.jpgToni has no idea what she’d do without her best friend, Carter. Who else would she be able to vent to about her parents, her job at the dance studio, or her latest relationship woes? When Toni’s father lands in the hospital, Carter, as always, is there for her.

That is, until he starts questioning Toni, saying he thinks she has an eating disorder. Then she starts dating Clint, the hot new guy at the studio, and somehow that puts a deeper wedge between her and Carter. When she’s hospitalized after an on-stage collapse, and Carter stupidly starts in with advice about food and weight, she sends him away—then instantly regrets it.

Power-Packed Litfic Blitz & Giveaway

Here's the Promo Blitz for 
Literary Fiction Anthology 
hosted by 
Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours

This anthology is comprised of three stories by three different authors. These books sound very interesting and I hope you guys will be interested in checking them out. There's also a giveaway at the bottom, so make sure you enter.