Friday, January 22, 2021

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Dear Brave Friend by Leigh Ann Gerk

 

Join us for this tour from Jan 18 to Feb 5, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Dear Brave Friend by Leigh Ann Gerk
CategoryMiddle-Grade Non-Fiction (8 to 12) ,  49 pages
Genre: Self-Help
PublisherGolden Harvest Publishers
Release date:   August 2019
Content Rating:  This non-fiction, self-help book is rated G. Appropriate for all audiences.
 
 
Book Description:

This gentle and heartwarming story captures the love between a boy and his dog, and the sadness that follows after his cherished dog passes away. Written in the form of a letter from the dog to the boy, the letter shares relatable, real life examples of how the boy (and therefore anybody who has lost a dear pet) may be feeling and suggestions on what he can do to help himself get through this most difficult time. The letter also touches on simple acts of kindness that can follow the reader throughout his or her lifetime. The message in this story is applicable to young and old, girl or boy, and to any family pet that has stolen your heart. Story starters, drawing pages, and a place to add pictures of your own beloved pet are also included in the back of the book.
 
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Meet the Author:

Leigh Ann Gerk MA, LPC has been in the counseling field for over eleven years. She is certified in Pet Loss & Grief Companioning and the founder and owner of Mourning to Light Pet Loss providing individual and family counseling for anyone grieving the loss of a pet. She currently offers 3 free pet loss support groups in Northern Colorado and is excited to branch out and offer more. Having grown up on a farm, Leigh Ann's childhood playmates included baby calves, horses, bunnies, dogs, and 32 cats that set up house in a boxcar that also served as her playhouse. This upbringing introduced her, at a very young age, to the human-animal bond and instilled in her a deep understanding of, and love for, this extraordinary relationship. Leigh Ann and her husband, Andy, live in Loveland, Colorado, and are the proud parents of identical twin daughters, Heather and Heidi. Their family is made complete by their first grandchild and their cherished therapy dog, Gracie. Visit Leigh Ann online at MourningToLightPetLoss.com.

connect with the author:  website facebook goodreads

Tour Schedule:

Jan 18 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review / giveaway
Jan 19 – Book World Reviews – book review / author interview
Jan 19 - Laura's Interests – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 20 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Jan 20 - Carpinello's Writing Pages - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 21 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post/ giveaway
Jan 22 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Jan 25 – I'd Rather Be At The Beach – book review / giveaway
Jan 26 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 26 - The Momma Spot - book review
Jan 27 – Reading is My Passion – book review
Jan 27  - Reading Authors Networkbook review / giveaway
Jan 28 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Jan 29 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 1 –Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Feb 1 - Welcome To MLM Opinion’s Reviews  - book review
Feb 2 – Splashes of Joy – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 2 - Library of Clean Reads – book review / giveaway
Feb 2 - Lisa's Reading – book review / giveaway
Feb 3 – Adventures of a Traveler’s Wife – book review / author interview / giveaway
Feb 3 - Pick a Good Book - book review / author interview / giveaway
Feb 4 – Pawesome Wisdom – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 4 - I'm Into Books – book review / giveaway
Feb 4 - Deborah-Zenha Adams - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 5 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 5 - The Pen and Muse Book Reviews  - book review / giveaway
Feb 5 - Because I said so and other adventures in Parentingbook review / giveaway

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My Review: 

Dear Brave Friend is such a good little book for younger readers by Leigh Ann Gerk . I have not seen many books that deal with a loss of a pet. I think the author does a great job showing young readers that it is okay to be sad and it is okay to be missing their dear friend. But, it, also, shows that their loved one’s memory will always be with them. It is quite touching to read. 

I really enjoyed the illustrations in Dear Brave Friend. Trish Murtha’s talent shines through in the pictures throughout the book. They followed the story perfectly. The pages were so beautiful and vibrant that would catch any young reader’s eye. I adored the colorful pictures on every single page.

Dear Brave Friend is getting a very well deserved five plus stars from me. I highly recommend it for young readers of all ages, especially for those that four to ten years old. Especially, for those who are grieving the loss of a beloved pet. I will be proudly donating my copy of this book to my son’s elementary school library. I know the librarian and teachers will be thankful and excited to share this story with their younger students. I know they will enjoy this story as much as my family did. We will be looking for more books by Leigh Ann Gerk in the future.

I received Dear Brave Friend from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.
 

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Mia and Nattie: One Great Team by Marlene M. Bell

 

Join us for this tour from Jan 18 to Feb 5, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Mia and Nattie - One Great Team by Marlene M. Bell
CategoryChildren's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  32 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
PublisherEwephoric Publishing
Release date:   October 3, 2020
Content Rating:  G for everyone. Family based book for all ages.

 

 

Book Description:

Nattie’s mouth was a little crooked. Her legs were a bit shorter than usual, and one horn was too straight, like a unicorn’s horn. But Mia thought Nattie was perfect. In a read-aloud picture book for children who love animals, award-winning writer and sheep breeder Marlene M. Bell presents Nattie the lamb’s true story. MIA AND NATTIE is a heartwarming book that teaches readers about problem-solving, teamwork, and love. On a visit to her grandma’s farm, eight-year-old Mia discovers a newborn, orphaned lamb outside in the cold and takes her to the laundry room, naming her Nattie. As she tries to nurse the lamb back to health, Mia discovers that Nattie is different from the other lambs and struggles to fit in with them like Mia does with other kids her age. When her grandmother says she will sell Nattie to a neighbor, Mia must come up with a plan to keep her friend around—one that will show the family just how special Nattie truly is.

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Meet the Author:

Marlene M. Bell is an award-winning writer, artist, and crazy sheep lady who resides in beautiful East Texas. Her renown sheep photographs grace the covers of many livestock magazines where she also writes newsy articles about raising sheep from her hands-on experience. Marlene offers the first of her children's picture books, Mia and Nattie: One Great Team which is based on true events from the Bell’s ranch. It's a touching story of compassion and love between a little girl and her lamb. Marlene shares her life with her husband and dreadfully spoiled horned Dorset sheep: a large Maremma guard dog named Tia, and cats, Hollywood, Leo, and Squeaks. The cats believe they rule the household—and do.

connect with the author:  website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ goodreads
 
Tour Schedule:
 
Jan 18 – Hall Ways Blog – book review / giveaway
Jan 18 - Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 19 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Jan 19 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 20 – Mystery Suspense Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 20 - Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Jan 21 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review /giveaway
Jan 21 - The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
Jan 21- Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 22 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Jan 22 - Nighttime Reading Center – book review / giveaway
Jan 25 – Lisa's Reading – book review / giveaway
Jan 25 - Older & Smarter? – book review / giveaway
Jan 25 - Twirling Book Princess - book review / giveaway
Jan 26 – Ice Fairy's Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Jan 26 - Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 27 – Authors.ace – book review
Jan 27 - Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / giveaway
Jan 28 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 28 - She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Jan 29 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 29 - My Journey Back - book review / giveaway
Feb 1 – Reading is My Passion – book review
Feb 1 - Writer with Wanderlust – book review / giveaway
Feb 2 – Chit Chat With Charity – book review / giveaway
Feb 2 - Cheryl's Book Nook – book review / giveaway
Feb 2 - Reading Authors Network - book review / giveaway
Feb 3 – Laura's Interests – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 3 - Westveil Publishing – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 4 – Library of Clean Reads – book review / giveaway
Feb 4 - I'd Rather Be At The Beach – book review / giveaway
Feb 5 – I'm Into Books – book review /giveaway

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My Review:

Mia and Nattie: One Great Team! is proof that Marlene M. Bell can write in any genre. I have had the pleasure of reading her suspense novels and was excited to find out that has written a children’s book. This is such a sweet little story that teaches young ones some very important lessons. Some adults could learn them, as well. I was surprised to find out that it was based on a true story about a sheep named Natalie. I love that we can find some amazing ways of how that being different is okay and to be passionate of others who are. 

Mia and Nattie: One Great Team! is illustrated by the talented Grace Sandford. The pictures are eye catching and easily keeps young readers engaged. I love seeing her vision of what Mia and Nattie are like. It was a bonus to see an actual photograph of what the real sweet Nattie looks like. It is such a wonderful way to warm one’s heart. 

Mia and Nattie: One Great Team! will be getting a very well deserved five plus stars from me. I highly recommend this heart warming tale for readers who are four to eight years old. I look forward to passing my copy on to my son’s classroom library. I am so excited to be able to share this sweet story with other children his age. 

I received Mia and Nattie: One Great Team! from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Nomad by RJ Anderson

About the Book

Book:  Nomad

Author: RJ Anderson

Genre: Christian YA, Fairytale, Fantasy

Cast into exile, she must return to free her people.

Banished from her underground home by Betony, the queen of the Cornish piskeys, young Ivy sets out to forge a new life for herself in the world above. But a deadly threat lingers in the mine, and Ivy cannot bear to see her people suffer while Betony refuses to believe. Somehow she must convince the queen to let them go.

Her mission only becomes more complicated when Ivy starts to dream of the ancient battles between her ancestors and the spriggan folk. Who is the strange boy in her visions? Could her glimpses of his past help Ivy find a new home for her fellow piskeys?

To find the answers, Ivy must outfly vicious predators, outwit cunning enemies, and overcome her own greatest fears. And when evil threatens the people Ivy loves best, it will take all her courage, faith, and determination to save them.

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About the Author

Born in Uganda to missionary parents, RJ. (Rebecca Joan) Anderson is a women’s Bible teacher, a wife and mother of three, and a bestselling fantasy author for older children and teens. Her debut novel Knife has sold more than 120,000 copies worldwide, while her other books have been shortlisted for the Nebula Award, the Christy Award, and the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Science Fiction. Rebecca lives with her family in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.

More from R.J. Anderson

Fear of change. Fear of an unknown future. Fear of failure, loss or regret. What fears keep you from doing what you know you should do, or being the person you ought to be?
 
In Nomad, the second book of the Flight and Flame trilogy, my heroine Ivy is forced to make a new life for herself after being exiled by Betony, her people’s proud and stubborn queen. Though all Ivy ever wanted was to help her people, Betony refuses to believe that the piskeys of the Delve are in danger — because to do so would mean not only questioning her own beliefs and prejudices, it would force her people to change their entire way of life.
 
But though Ivy is brave enough to stand up for the truth and even adapt to the strange new world she’s thrust into, she has her own fears to overcome in the course of this story. Fear of vulnerability, of unworthiness, and of making mistakes hold Ivy back as she struggles to find a way to save her friends and family. She’s only one young woman, with few allies and very little power. How can she make a difference?
 
Just as Moses begged God not to send him to confront Pharaoh and free the Israelites because he didn’t think he was eloquent or impressive enough, Ivy finds it hard to believe her fellow piskeys will ever listen to or believe her. The hard lesson she has to learn is that courage doesn’t come from being tough and self-confident, it comes from caring about something bigger than yourself. Not until the people she loves most are in danger does Ivy cast off her fears and take the bold steps needed to save them — but by then it may be too late.
 
It’s easy to get trapped by our own uncertainties and insecurities, and let fear rule our actions. Only when we take our eyes off our own frailty and act out of faith in God and love for others can we become all we were meant and made to be… and the longer we delay, the more others may suffer for it. Can we pray together for strength to start doing what’s right in our homes, our neighbourhoods and our churches, no matter how unqualified we feel to do it?
 
Nomad is the second step of Ivy’s journey to save her fellow piskeys and find her true calling. If you’ve enjoyed Swift and this novel, you can look forward to the final book Torch in February 2021!
 
— R.J. Anderson

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, R.J. is giving away the grand prize package of a three bookmarks, two blank-inside notecards with envelopes featuring artwork by Kirk DouPonce and Rory Kurtz, a postcard with character art by Nicole Deal, a sample of custom book-related tea, and a copy of SWIFT or NOMAD!!

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

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My Review: 

Nomad is the second installment from The Flight and Flame Trilogy by RJ Anderson. I had the pleasure of reading book one, Swift. I enjoyed that one and I think I enjoyed this one even more. Even though it is part of a series, I believe it can be read as a stand alone. This story has some adventure and action. I did not find it to be predictable. I was entertained throughout and found it to be a fun read. I am so glad I had the chance to read it. 

Nomad is getting four and a half stars from me. I look forward to the third and final book from The Flight and Flame Trilogy, Torch. I recommend this one for readers who enjoy clean young adult fantasy. It is definitely worth a read. 

I received Nomad from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Book Blast and Giveaway: Dead Silent



This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Three randomly drawn winners will receive a $10 Amazon/BN GC. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

The secrets must be kept, or the body count will rise...
Are you ready for the eighteen deadly crime thrillers that will keep you up all night?

Shrouded in mystery, these thrillers by eighteen Wall Street Journal, USA Today and International Best-selling authors, will keep you turning the pages for weeks. It’s a limited time collection that will introduce you to your new favorite writers.

What made the art thieves kill? Why does the old case haunt the detective? Can the assassins be stopped?

From Los Angeles to Scotland to Prague, the twists and turns will leave you in a cold sweat, needing to know what happens next with page after page of the deadliest crimes you can imagine.

This mystery, thriller, and suspense boxset is perfect for fans of David Baldacci, James Patterson, Chris Collett, Angela Marsons, and Lisa Gray.

Read an Excerpt from Mortuary School

“You picked this,” Rochelle waved away a twig that had sailed toward her head, “all by yourself?”

“Yeah.” I said the word slowly, making two syllables of it to give myself more thinking time.

I knew what the next question would be, because everybody asked it: Why? Why did I want to go into Mortuary Science?

“Why?” Rochelle said on cue.

There was a long answer. Last year, I’d been asked to do the hair and makeup for a deceased client, and it had turned into a murder investigation. In the process of stumbling onto the killer, I’d also stumbled onto the answers to some of life’s big questions like: Why was I taking up space on the planet? Was there a purpose to my existence? What did I want to be when I grew up?

I gave Rochelle the short answer. “I used to be a beautician, but business was too up and down.”

She shot me a look. “The dead are more reliable?”

“Exactly. How about you? What did you want to do before you got hijacked into the family business?”

“History. I have an undergraduate degree. My goal was to write long, boring books about the Peloponnesian war and the fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD. And, I wanted to teach at the university level.” She sighed heavily. “But it was not to be.”

I was curious. Why would such an intelligent girl allow herself to be coerced into studying for a career she didn’t want? But she sounded so sad, I decided not to pry. When we came to an open green belt flanked by the two buildings that had been featured on the website, I changed the subject. “This must be part of the original estate.”

“It looks old enough,” Rochelle said.

About the Authors: Books by: Judith Lucci, Fiona Quinn, Sandra Woffington, Michelle Medhat, Dan Petrosini, Greta Boris, David Berens, J.D. Weston, Tom Fowler, Chris Patchell, L.K. Hill, Gavin Reese, K.C. Sivils, Tom Schneider, Elleby Harper, Dwayne Gill, James Harper, Jay Tinsiano, and Jay Newton

Website: https://www.deadsilentboxedset.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/DeadSilentBoxSet
Readers Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2849037032042041

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Unlocking the Code of the Supernatural by Dr Kynan T Bridges

 

About the Book


Book:  Unlocking the Code of the Supernatural

Author: Dr. Kynan T. Bridges

Genre: RELIGION / Christianity/Pentecostal & Charismatic

Release Date: January 12, 2021

The Mystery of Being a Christian 

It can be hard for us to admit we are dissatisfied with our spiritual life. That we are in a place where going to church is not yielding the victory we desire. A place where we pray things like, “God, I will never do that again,” yet find ourselves doing it again and again.

If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you are in fact a new creation. How would you like to start really experiencing that new life? Once you do, you will discover a world of unlimited spiritual possibilities.

Being a Christian is a mystery in which Christ lives in us through a radical transformation of our spiritual DNA. We have a relationship with the living Jesus that changes every dynamic of our life. And we are given our own access code, which is the Word of God. This is how we enter into the benefits and features of our new life.

What you need in order to overcome sin, sickness, poverty, and defeatism is to become conscious of, and intimate with, the indwelling Christ. Once you do, you will never again be manipulated by fear and insecurity. You won’t be caught in a vicious cycle of striving for God’s love and acceptance. You will be confident in your new identity, which will empower you to live the supernatural life God intends for you. You will operate in revelation knowledge, wisdom, spiritual understanding, and miracles. The bondage of sin, shame, and condemnation will be released by the power of the Holy Spirit. Demons won’t be able to oppress you because you will have an overwhelming consciousness of God’s love.

Whether you are a new Christian or a long-time believer who has never been able to fully apply Christ’s victory to your life, Unlocking the Code of the Supernatural will help you become all God created you to be. You will no longer be a victim, defeated, or broken. God wants to use you for His glory! From this day forward, there are no more limitations on your life.

Click here to get your copy!

About the Author

Dr. Kynan T. Bridges is the senior pastor of Grace & Peace Global Fellowship in Tampa, Florida. With a profound revelation of the Word of God and a dynamic teaching ministry, Dr. Bridges has revolutionized the lives of many in the body of Christ. Through his practical approach to applying the deep truths of the Word of God, he reveals the authority and identity of the new covenant believer. A highly sought speaker and published author of several books, including School of the Miraculous, The Power of Prophetic Prayer, Invading the Heavens, Unmasking the Accuser, and Kingdom Authority. Dr. Bridges is also a committed husband to Gloria and father of five beautiful children: Ella, Naomi, Isaac, Israel, and Anna.

Read an Excerpt

From the Preface

God wants us to live a supernatural lifestyle, full of His grace and power! He wants us to be free of problems that hinder us from moving forward in life, such as fear, guilt, and depression. He desires that we move in miracles, signs, and wonders as we expand His kingdom on earth.

However, many believers never enter into a supernatural lifestyle because they are held back by false ideas of what it means to be a Christian, how they should relate to their heavenly Father, and how to be led by the Spirit—misconceptions that have been entrenched in their minds for years.

What will unlock the code of the supernatural in our lives, enabling us to live a dynamic, Spirit-filled life?

Through my study of God’s Word, personal experiences, and ministry to thousands of Christians, I have found that when we don’t have a clear understanding of what it means to be brand-new in Christ, we block the flow of God’s Spirit within us. Unless we truly know who we are in Jesus, we will lack confidence in His ability to work miracles through us. If we rely on our own efforts rather than the power of the Holy Spirit within us, we will constantly be frustrated. If we feel trapped and condemned by our past, believing God would never be able to use us because of our bad choices or failures—or what others have done to us—we will be hindered from walking in the supernatural.

I have designed this book to unveil the various facets of what it means to be a new creation in Christ and live according to the Spirit. We will look at a number of key Scriptures, especially from the Gospels and the Epistles, that relate to this theme. These Scriptures, reviewed in sequence, will strengthen our understanding of our life in Christ, reinforcing vital biblical truths until we gain a full picture of our spiritual newness. In this way, with each chapter, we will progressively renew our minds to unlock the code of the supernatural and find the secret to God’s power in us.

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, January 15

Texas Book-aholic, January 16

Inklings and notions, January 17

Simple Harvest Reads, January 18 (Spotlight)

deb’s Book Review, January 18

For Him and My Family, January 19

Locks, Hooks and Books, January 20

Artistic Nobody, January 21 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Ashley’s Bookshelf, January 22

Splashes of Joy, January 23 (Spotlight)

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, January 24

Sara Jane Jacobs, January 25

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, January 26

Jodie Wolfe – Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet, January 27 (Spotlight)

Mary Hake, January 27

Godly Book Reviews, January 28

Giveaway

To celebrate his tour, Kynan is giving away the grand prize package of a $20 Starbucks gift card and copy of the book!!

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/105a6/unlocking-the-code-of-the-supernatural-celebration-tour-giveaway


My Review: 

Unlocking the Code of the Supernatural: The Secret to God's Power in You was a wonderful read. I found it to be a powerful and inspirational. I thought it was pretty good. It gave me a lot of things to think about and look within myself. Kynan Bridges has a great way of bringing on great understanding of God’s word. I enjoyed reading it and had it read in a short time. 

Unlocking the Code of the Supernatural: The Secret to God's Power in You is getting four and a half stars from me. I recommend it for readers who enjoy reading spiritual and faith filled books. I would love to read more like this by Kynan Bridges in the near future. 

I received Unlocking the Code of the Supernatural: The Secret to God's Power in You from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion. 

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Mad Hatter's Son by Helen Starbuck

 
Join us for this tour from Jan 13 to Feb 8, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title: The Burden of Hate (An Annie Collins Mystery) by Helen Starbuck
Category Adult Fiction (18+), 216 pages
Genre Mystery
Publisher Routt Street Press
Release date March 2020
Content Rating: R. Several explicit sex scenes, profanity, medical scenes
 



Book Description:

How far would you go for someone you love? How much hate would you need to commit murder? Revenge. Hate. Fear. Not exactly traditional wedding gifts. But when convicted killer Ian Patterson escapes from prison, operating room nurse Annie Collins and fiancĂ© assistant district attorney Angel Cisneros are forced to confront these realities head on. Will Ian Patterson’s quest for revenge toward the two people responsible for sending him to prison—Annie Collins and Angel Cisneros—bring them face to face to settle the score once and for all? Find out why Kirkus Reviews calls The Burden of Hate, “A thriller that offers a master class in suspense.”

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Book Details:

Book Title: The Mad Hatter's Son (An Annie Collins Mystery #1) by Helen Starbuck
Category Adult Fiction (18+), 285 pages
Genre Mystery
Publisher Routt Street Press
Release date 2018
Format available for review:  ebook (Gifted Kinde, PDF), audiobook (audible download)
Tour dates:  Jan 13 to Feb 9, 2021
Content Rating: R. Two explicit sex scenes, profanity, medical scenes.


Book Description:

Curiosity killed the cat, so the saying goes, and it may end up killing operating room nurse Annie Collins. Annie’s estranged friend Libby Matheisen needs Annie’s help to discover what is causing her vague, puzzling symptoms. Unwillingly drawn into her friend’s life, Annie must discover whether Libby is really ill or if there is a hidden agenda. Faced with Libby’s apparent suicide, Annie is unable to stop asking questions to uncover the truth about her illness and death. The answers to these questions don’t come without a price, and pursuing the mystery of Libby’s death threatens to end her life as well. Friends change, love betrays, and the end results are never what you anticipate. Find out why the BookLife Prize called The Mad Hatter’s Son “An outstanding debut,” and it was the winner of The National Indie Excellence Book Awards mystery category.

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Book Details:

Book Title: No Pity in Death (An Annie Collins Mystery #2) by Helen Starbuck
Category Adult Fiction (18+), 249 pages
Genre Mystery
Publisher Routt Street Press
Release date 2019
Format available for review:  ebook (Gifted Kinde, PDF), audiobook (audible download)
Tour dates:  Jan 13 to Feb 9, 2021
Content Rating: R. Two explicit sex scenes, profanity, medical scenes.

 

Book Description:

Struggling to put her life back together after almost being murdered, operating room nurse Annie Collins agrees to help homicide Detective Alex Frost investigate a troubling number of patient deaths in the ICU step down unit at her hospital. Are the patients succumbing to life threatening illnesses or is someone helping them die? Assistant district attorney and close friend, Angel Cisneros, worries about Annie’s involvement with Frost’s investigation, and his concern escalates after a person from her past contacts her. His feelings for her, which have grown deeper, complicate everything. Dangerous enemies are something Annie and Angel have in common. As they quickly discover, paybacks can be hell.

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Meet the Author:

Helen Starbuck is a Colorado native, former OR nurse, and award-winning author of the standalone romantic suspense novel Legacy of Secrets, and the Annie Collins Mystery Series. She loves mysteries, suspense, romance, and any book that is well written. She’s a huge fan of books with independent, strong, women characters and, as Neil Gaiman says, “…stories where women save themselves.”

Connect with the author:
  Website Facebook ~ Twitter ~Instagram ~ Pinterest ~ Goodreads
 
Tour Schedule:
 
Jan 13 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of The Mad Hatter’s Son / giveaway
Jan 13 - Literary Flits – books spotlight / giveaway
Jan 14 – CorinneRodrigues – book review of The Mad Hatter’s Son / giveaway
Jan 14 - She Just Loves Books – audiobook review of The Mad Hatter’s Son / giveaway
Jan 15 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of No Pity in Death / giveaway
Jan 15 - Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review of The Mad Hatter’s Son / giveaway
Jan 15 - Bound 4 Escape – audiobook review of The Mad Hatter’s Son
Jan 18 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of The Burden of Hate / giveaway
Jan 19 – Elizabeth McKenna - Author blog – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 19 - - She Just Loves Books – audiobook review of No Pity in Death / giveaway
Jan 19  – Bigreadersite – book review of The Mad Hatter’s Son
Jan 20 – Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review of The Mad Hatter’s Son / giveaway
Jan 21 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of The Mad Hatter’s Son / giveaway
Jan 22 – CorinneRodrigues – book review of No Pity in Death / giveaway
Jan 25 – StoreyBook Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 26 – Bigreadersite – book review of No Pity in Death
Jan 26 - She Just Loves Books – audiobook review of The Burden of Hate / giveaway
Jan 27 – Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review of No Pity in Death / giveaway
Jan 28 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of No Pity in Death / giveaway
Jan 29 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review of No Pity in Death / giveaway
Jan 29 - Bound 4 Escape – audiobook review of No Pity in Death
Feb 1 – Books and Zebras @jypsylynn – book review of The Burden of Hate / giveaway
Feb 1 - Sadie's Spotlight – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 2 – CorinneRodrigues – book review of The Burden of Hate / giveaway
Feb 2 – Bigreadersite – book review of The Burden of Hate
Feb 3 – Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review of The Burden of Hate / giveaway
Feb 3 - Pine Enshrined Reviews - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 4 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of The Burden of Hate / giveaway
Feb 5 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review of The Burden of Hate / giveaway
Feb 8 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 8 - Bound 4 Escape – audiobook review of The Burden of Hate
Feb 9 – Adventurous Jessy – book review of The Burden of Hate / giveaway
Feb 9 - Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
 
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My Review: 

I have had the pleasure of previously reading books by Helen Starbuck. I jumped at the chance to read the first book from her Annie Collins Mystery series. I was not disappointed. It was so very good. I enjoyed Annie Collins. She was a great character getting to know. She was fun and delightful. I was entertained with her story from start to finish. There is mystery and suspense that had some twists and turns that I did not see coming. I believe it is not one that could be easily predictable as I never knew what was going to happen in the following scenes. 

I was able to listen to the audio version of The Mad Hatter's Son. The narrator, Suzanne T Fortin, did a great job performing this tale. It was wonderful hearing their adaptation and how they were able to bring this story to life. I was captivated with this version throughout and was able to hear the whole book in one day. 

The Mad Hatter's Son is getting a four and a half stars from me. I recommend it for readers who enjoy reading books well written mysteries. I look forward to the next book in the Annie Collins Mystery series, No Pity In Death. I am curious as to see where Helen Starbuck’s imagination will take her readers following this one.

I received the audio version of The Mad Hatter's Son from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Love, Again by Tamara G Cooper

About the Book


Book: 
Love, Again

Author: Tamara G. Cooper

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 11, 2020

Jake Barrett is devastated when he loses his wife and toddler son in a terrible, fiery accident. What made it even more painful is that an unidentified man was found in the car with them. The police suggest that his wife was having an affair. Since that horrible day two years ago, Jake has questioned everything about himself and his marriage and found no answers. He returns home to his family’s Texas ranch to try to find healing there and maybe learn to trust again.

Twice, Honor McKee was engaged to be married, and twice, she was stood up just days before the wedding. Adding to her embarrassment is the fact that she is a marriage counselor, someone who gives advice to others about love and relationships. Ashamed and deeply hurt, she loses faith in herself and her ability to choose a man willing to commit.

Although they are both wounded and disappointed in love, Jake and Honor meet and manage to stumble their way toward friendship and, quite possibly, more. But their lives are turned upside down when trust in each other is needed the most, and neither has it to give.

Will they learn that there is more to life than living in past failures, that it really is possible to find love again?

Click here to get your copy!

About the Author

Tamara G. Cooper lives in Texas with her husband, three boys, and five dogs. She enjoys writing mysteries with a touch of romance. Love, Again is her first romance.

More from Tamara

When I thought of writing “Love, Again”, I wanted to find out what would happen between two very-hurt people who stumbled into the beginnings of a friendship but didn’t have the trust it took for the relationship to go any further. What would help them see their flaws? What did they need to learn to become more than the past had let them be?

I loved getting to know Jake and Honor. Without giving anything away, I walked with them through their discoveries about themselves and each other. I hope you enjoy their journey!

Blog Stops

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, January 9

Sara Jane Jacobs, January 9

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, January 10

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, January 11

Blogging With Carol, January 11

Texas Book-aholic, January 12

Labor Not in Vain, January 12

Inklings and notions, January 13

For Him and My Family, January 14

Reflections From My Bookshelves, January 14

deb’s Book Review, January 15

NovelsCorner, January 15

Artistic Nobody, January 16 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Splashes of Joy, January 17

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, January 17

Spoken from the Heart, January 18

Locks, Hooks and Books, January 19

Batya’s Bits, January 20

Pause for Tales, January 20

Blossoms and Blessings, January 21

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, January 22

Maureen’s Musings, January 22

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Tamara is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

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/10535/love-again-celebration-tour-giveaway

My Review

Love, Again is my first introduction to the talents of Tamara G Cooper. It will not be the last. This one is a quick read that had me finishing in a few short hours. I found Honor and Jake's story to be a realistic one. I thought that many readers would be able to connect to them, as well as, relate to what they were going through. I enjoyed their scenes together. Even though they went through some heartache, they were sweet. So very good. 

I am giving Love, Again four and a half stars. I look forward to more books by Tamara G Cooper in the near future. I recommend this one for readers who enjoy reading clean romance. I believe it should not be missed and worth a read. 

I received Love, Again from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.