Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Dark Threat by Kimberly Rose Johnson

About the Book


Book: 
Dark Threat

Author: Kimberly Rose Johnson

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release date: June 1, 2021

Reporter Trinity Lockhart pursues a story but then unwittingly becomes the story.

Acting on a tip from an anonymous source, Trinity investigates an art trafficking ring at a high-end Seattle gallery. She turns to handsome FBI agent Kyle Richards for help after being spotted by the crooks.

Kyle is drawn to the feisty reporter, but he can’t afford a beautiful distraction when lives are at stake. He must trust his friends at Protection Inc. to watch over Trinity while he investigates the gallery.

Will this couple overcome the impossible odds threatening to keep them apart?

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About the Author

Award winning author Kimberly Rose Johnson married her college sweetheart and lives in the Pacific Northwest. From a young child Kimberly has been an avid reader. That love of reading fostered a creative mind and led to her passion for writing. She especially loves romance and writes romantic suspense and mystery with a heart.

Kimberly holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.

You can sign up for Kimberly’s newsletter via her website at: https://kimberlyrjohnson.com/

More from Kimberly

Dark Threat features FBI agent Kyle Richards. We first met Kyle in book one of the Protection Inc. series where he joined the team while working undercover for the FBI. He has since become an honorary member of the team and has been in every book since.

When I set out to write this series I planned to only feature the team members, but Kyle is practically part of the team, so he needed his own story too. I thoroughly enjoyed getting into Kyle’s head for this book.

As with most books, this one took research. Through the years I’ve done all kinds of research to understand the occupations of my characters. For the characters occupations in Dark Threat I did some different kind of research than I’ve done in the past.

I really wanted to understand how FBI agents think and operate so I listened to an audio book written by a former agent. The man was rough around the edges but it really helped me understand the atmosphere in which agents work. Then I read a book written by a female, former CIA as well as FBI agent. It was fascinating to see the differences between the agencies from a former agent’s point of view.

Trinity, the female lead in Dark Threat is a crime beat reporter. I pretty much knew nothing about the life of a television reporter, so I watched You Tube videos filmed by actual reporters about a day in their lives as reporters. One young woman did a series of videos, which I found extremely helpful. Another had the camera following her on the job. From her I learned about what it’s like to go out on location and how meal times during her day on the job were never guaranteed. She’d grab a bite when she could and sometimes she wouldn’t even be able to finish it because she had to rush to a breaking story.

Finally, I needed to better understand the art world. I have a college friend who is an amazing artist. She has a gallery in Boise, Idaho. I contacted her and picked her brain about art and art galleries.

As for anything related to law enforcement I asked my uncle who is a retired police officer.

The thing I loved most about talking to people about their professions is that one question often snowballed into a deeper conversation about the topic. My friend and my uncle would tell me things I didn’t even know I needed to know.

I think Dark Threat required the most research of all the books I’ve written. I’m not a huge fan of doing research, but I truly enjoyed every minutes of it for this book.

I hope you will enjoy reading Dark Threat even more than I enjoyed writing it!

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, June 12

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, June 12

Texas Book-aholic, June 13

Blogging With Carol, June 13

Inklings and notions, June 14

Blossoms and Blessings, June 14

For Him and My Family, June 15

Bizwings Blog, June 15

deb’s Book Review, June 16

The Sacred Line, June 16

Locks, Hooks and Books, June 17

CarpeDiem, June 17

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, June 18

Betti Mace, June 18

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, June 19

Bigreadersite, June 19

Mypreciousbitsandmusings, June 20

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, June 20

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, June 21

Daysong Reflections, June 21

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, June 22

HookMeInABook, June 22

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 23

Kayem Reads , June 23

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, June 24

Worthy2Read, June 24

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, June 25 (Author Interview)

Mary Hake, June 25

Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Kimberly is giving away the grand prize of a $25 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/10d55/dark-threat-celebration-tour-giveaway


My Review: 

I have read and enjoyed previous books by Kimberly Rose Johnson and was excited to have the opportunity to read her Dark Threat. This is the fourth book from her Protection Inc series and it does not disappoint. It may be my new favorite of the series. It was full of mystery, suspense, and action. It is far from being a predictable tale and I never knew what would happen next. It had me captivated from the start to finish. I loved the inspirational messages that was sprinkled within the pages, as well.

I am giving Dark Threat a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy reading clean romantic suspense. I am looking forward to reading the next book from the Protection Inc series, Personal Threat. 

I received a copy of Dark Threat from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion. 

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Your Writing Matters by Colleen M Story

 

Join us for this tour from June 7 to June 28, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Your Writing Matters: How to Banish Self-Doubt, Trust Yourself, and Go the Distance by Colleen M. Story
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+),  260 pages
GenreNon-fiction Writing/Publishing
Publisher:  Midchannel Press
Release date:  July 2021
Content Rating: G

 

 

Book Description:

Does your future as a writer feel uncertain?

You write day after day. You dream of bestseller’s lists and royalty checks, but despite your best marketing efforts, those dreams remain out of reach.

You wonder if you’re wasting your time. Does your writing even matter?

Author Colleen M. Story, a long-time professional writer and writing coach, helps you decide whether you truly have a writer’s DNA. She examines why you feel pressured to make money with your work, why the search for a readership is both motivating and discouraging, and why it’s so common to doubt yourself along the way.

Step by step, you’ll gain a clear-eyed view at the challenges a writer faces in the outside world, while taking your own journey inward to discover what writing really means to you.

Should you continue on this path, or adjust your course now before it’s too late? Don’t waste your precious time in indecision. Let Your Writing Matters guide you to your truth and you’ll never look back again.  

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Meet the Author:

Colleen M. Story inspires writers to overcome modern-day challenges and find creative fulfillment in their work. Her book on author platforms, "Writer Get Noticed!," was a gold-medal winner in the Reader’s Favorite Book Awards and a first-place winner in the Reader Views Literary Awards. "Overwhelmed Writer Rescue" was named Book by Book Publicity’s Best Writing/Publishing Book in 2018 and was an Amazon bestseller. Her novel, "Loreena’s Gift," was a Foreword Reviews' INDIES Book of the Year Awards winner, among others.

Colleen frequently serves as a workshop leader and motivational speaker, where she helps attendees remove mental and emotional blocks and tap into their unique creative powers. Her first course, “How to Finish the Creative Projects You Start,” is available on Teachable.

Go to Colleen's website for free chapters of her books.

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ goodreads
 
Guest Post:

Book Excerpt from the Introduction

My name is Colleen M. Story, and I’m a writer. 

If that sounds like the first step in a recovery program, it’s probably because it kind of is. It took me years to be able to say those words out loud: I’m a writer. For a good chunk of the 1990s and beyond, I wrote short stories and novels without telling anyone. I couldn’t admit it, mainly because I wasn’t gaining from my writing the one thing I knew society valued most of all: money.

Eli Cook, assistant professor of history at the University of Haifa, wrote in The Atlantic, “By the early 21st century, American society’s top priority became its bottom line, [and] net worth became synonymous with self-worth. . . .”

My writing wasn’t making money. I had no proof that the time I was spending on it was worthwhile, so I hid it away like a dirty little secret. It wasn’t until I got a corporate job as a copywriter that I could finally lift my head and admit I was a writer, because at that point I had a salary to go along with it. So when people asked me what I did for a living, I could finally say, “I’m a writer. Here’s my card.” 

But inside, I still felt I was cheating—or even lying—because corporate writing wasn’t “real” writing to me. I joked with my family that I was writing words people read in the bathroom. The back of the shampoo bottle—that is what I wrote. Ditto for the small print on the moisturizing cream. And let’s not forget the copy in the skincare catalog: “Rescue dehydrated, stressed-out skin. Apply this creamy, luxurious mask, wait 10 minutes, then rinse. You’ll notice smoother, softer, healthier-looking skin—immediately!” Gets you right there, doesn’t it?

Of course, many of my projects were more serious than that—research-based writing on heart disease, for example. But I still didn’t feel it was “real” writing. To me, real writing meant storytelling, which I continued to do on the side. But very few people knew about it. 

It was many years later when I learned I wasn’t alone. I’ve interviewed over 300 writers on my motivational blog, Writing and Wellness, and spoken to many more at writing conferences and other literary events. Almost every single one of these bona fide writers struggled (or continues to struggle) to truly identify as a writer, particularly when not making money from it. 

Our culture doesn't help us, either. In the words of Rodney Dangerfield, we writers don't get no respect—unless we have the success that can be measured in terms of money or notoriety. You may have made the mistake of admitting out loud that you are a writer, then quickly learned it's best to keep that bit of information under your hat. Often the second after you mention it, people skeptically narrow their eyes and begin that familiar interrogation: "Oh, have you written any books I might know?" 

I wonder why no other artist has to endure this question. People will ask painters what medium they use or musicians what instrument they play. But writers must undergo “the test.” If the other person hasn’t heard of you, the implication is that you’re not a real writer.

“Any books I might know?” The question is moot, as if the person had heard of your books, they’d likely recognize your name as that of the author’s. But we writers dutifully answer something about our obscure titles and watch the listener’s eyes go flat as they fake their impressed smiles and nod uncomfortably. 

This whole humiliating, torturous exchange doesn’t happen with any other profession. Mention you’re a banker, and you’ll never hear anyone say, “Oh, granted any loans I might have heard about?” Tell someone you’re a doctor, and they don’t ask, “Managed any illnesses I might be familiar with? Pandemics, maybe?” People assume these other professions are real because they have critical value—as in a salary—attached to them. Writers, on the other hand, have to hit it big before they’re granted the same respect.


Tour Schedule:

June 7 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / book excerpt / giveaway
June 8 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
June 8 - Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
June 9 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review
June 9 - Welcome To MLM Opinion’s Reviews – book review
June 10 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
June 11 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
June 14 – Pick a Good Book – book spotlight / book excerpt / giveaway
June 15 - Locks Hooks and Books – book review / book excerpt / giveaway
June 16 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
June 17 - Laura's Interests – book review / book excerpt / giveaway
June 18 – Lisa's Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
June 21 – Books for Books – book spotlight
June 22 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / book excerpt / giveaway
June 23 – Olio By Marilyn – book review / giveaway
June 24 – Debora-Zenha Adams – book review / giveaway
June 25 - Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
June 25 – Westveil Publishing – book review / giveaway
June 28 - Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / book excerpt / giveaway
June 28 - The Frangipani Creative – book review / book excerpt / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway: 

 
YOUR WRITING MATTERS Book Tour Giveaway

 


 

My Review: 

Your Writing Matters: How to Banish Self-Doubt, Trust Yourself, and Go the Distance by Colleen M Story is a good book for aspiring writers. It is even one that should be read by currently published authors, as well. I found it to be a great confidence builder for those who have doubts with their own writing. It has a lot that many would find very helpful tips and advice for their writing endeavors. It is broken down into three sections: Why Writers Doubt Themselves, The Many Benefits of Writing, and Make the Big Decision. There are sixteen chapters that are short at about ten pages and less than twenty pages long and the style is so easy to follow. The author includes a list of Recommend Reading for continued support and advice, as well as, gives a list of other authors that she endorses.  

I am giving Your Writing Matters: How to Banish Self-Doubt, Trust Yourself, and Go the Distance a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for readers who are looking for tips and inspiration in their writing. They will gain so much by reading it. I am sure they will not regret it. I would love to see what other books by Colleen M Story has released or will release in the future. 

I received a paperback copy of Your Writing Matters: How to Banish Self-Doubt, Trust Yourself, and Go the Distance from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The New Enchantress by Sunayna Prasad


  

Join us for this tour from June 1 to Jun 28, 2021!

 
Book Details:

Book Title:  The New Enchantress (Alyssa McCarthy's Magical Missions, Book 3) by Sunayna Prasad
Category:  Middle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12),  175 pages
Genre:  Fantasy
Publisher:  Amazon KDP
Release date:   March 2021
Content Rating:  PG: Some intense scenes and mild language. 
 

Book Description:

The point of no return has come!

It’s the summer before high school and life is about to change for fourteen-year-old Alyssa McCarthy. A sorcerer hexes her with everlasting powers, requiring her to become an enchantress. If she cannot learn to control her magic pronto, she will forget her loved ones and serve as the warlock’s eternal slave.

In order to control her powers, Alyssa must gain control of her emotions. With the struggles of adolescence and disasters everywhere, catastrophes are bound to happen! It’s only a matter of time before Alyssa’s world changes, for better or worse...

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Book Details:

Book Title:  The Frights of Fiji (Alyssa McCarthy's Magical Missions, Book 1) by Sunayna Prasad
Category:  Middle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12),  136 pages
Genre:  Fantasy
Publisher:  Amazon KDP
Release date:   October 2018
Content Rating:  G: There is no mature language or adult content whatsoever.

Book Description:

A world of magic and adventure awaits…

Sent to live with her strict, aloof, and uncaring uncle after her parents are killed in a car accident, twelve-year-old orphan Alyssa McCarthy longs for the life she used to have—one filled with fun and love. Then one stormy night, a message appears in the raindrops on the window that will change everything.

"Your life will never be the same again, as magic will interfere."

Before long, Alyssa is kidnapped by Master Beau, a banished sorcerer with a mysterious connection to her who can only regain his power by weakening hers. Suddenly hurled into a world of wizardry filled with fantastical beasts and marvelous technology beyond her wildest imagination, Alyssa must defeat Master Beau if she ever wants to get home again. But Master Beau will stop at nothing, including using Alyssa’s friends, to ensure he is triumphant.

Originally titled "From Frights to Flaws", this story is the exciting and enchanting first book in the "Magical Missions" series.
 
 

Book Details:

Book Title:  A Curse of Mayhem (Alyssa McCarthy's Magical Missions, Book 2) by Sunayna Prasad
Category:  Middle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12),  173 pages
Genre:  Fantasy
Publisher:  Amazon KDP
Release date:   July 2019
Content Rating:  G: There is no mature language or adult content whatsoever.

Book Description:

History, like magic, has a habit of repeating itself.

It’s been six months since thirteen-year-old Alyssa McCarthy left magic behind for good. Or so she thought…

Then the enchanted objects that protected her disappear. Now a skeleton named Errol has cursed her with magical powers that keep getting her in trouble. Suddenly strange things are happening with disastrous effects, and if Alyssa can’t remove the magic, she will lose everything she holds dear. In order to get rid of her unwanted wizardry, Alyssa will have to boost her bravery and confidence and determine who Errol really is. But every time Alyssa uses an enchantment, Errol is one step closer to getting his flesh back and becoming alive, and he will do anything to achieve his goals…even if it means destroying Alyssa’s happiness.

Originally published in 2016 as “Wizardry Goes Wild” and “The Unruly Curse” in 2019, “A Curse of Mayhem” is book two in the exciting and suspenseful “Magical Missions” series.
 
 
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Meet the Author:

Sunayna Prasad enjoys writing fantasy books for children, as well as cooking, creating artwork, watching online videos, and blogging. She has also written The Frights of Fiji, and A Curse of Mayhem and is constantly creating and brainstorming new ideas.
Sunayna also loves cartoons, traveling, and thinking outside the box.

She lives in New York.

Connect with the Author:   website ~ twitter ~ goodreads
 
Tour Schedule:

June 1 –
Cover Lover Book Review – books spotlight / giveaway
June 2 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 2 – Splashes of Joy – book review of THE NEW ENCHANTRESS / guest post / giveaway
June 2 – Bookish Quest – book review of THE NEW ENCHANTRESS / giveaway
June 3 - Books Lattes & Tiaras - book spotlight / giveaway
June 4 – Bigreadersite – book review of THE FRIGHT OF FIJI
June 4 – redpillows – book review of THE FRIGHT OF FIJI
June 7 – Lamon Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 7 – redpillows – book review of THE CURSE OF MAYHEM
June 8 - Bigreadersite – book review of THE CURSE OF MAYHEM
June 8 - Casia's Corner – book review of THE FRIGHT OF FIJI
June 9 – Westveil Publishing – book review of THE NEW ENCHANTRESS / guest post / giveaway
June 10 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
June 10 - Rajiv's Reviews – book review of THE FRIGHT OF FIJI
June 10 – Kam's Place – book review of THE FRIGHT OF FIJI
June 11 – Books for Books – book review of THE FRIGHT OF FIJI
June 11 - Rajiv's Reviews – book review of THE CURSE OF MAYHEM
June 11 – Bigreadersite – book review of THE NEW ENCHANTRESS
June 11 - redpillows – book review of THE NEW ENCHANTRESS / guest post
June 12 - Rajiv's Reviews – book review of THE NEW ENCHANTRESS
June 14 – What Polly Reads – book spotlight / author interview
June 14 – Kam's Place – book review of THE CURSE OF MAYHEM
June 15 - Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
June 15 - Casia's Corner – book review of THE CURSE OF MAYHEM
June 15 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of THE NEW ENCHANTRESS / giveaway
June 16 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review of THE NEW ENCHANTRESS / giveaway
June 16 - @twilight_reader – book review of THE FRIGHT OF FIJI
June 17 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
June 17 - @twilight_reader – book review of THE CURSE OF MAYHEM
June 18 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of THE FRIGHT OF FIJI / giveaway
June 18 – Books for Books – book review of THE CURSE OF MAYHEM
June 18 – Kam's Place – book review of THE NEW ENCHANTRESS
June 21 - Chit Chat with Charity – book review of THE FRIGHT OF FIJI / giveaway
June 22 - Casia's Corner – book review of THE NEW ENCHANTRESS
June 23 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of THE CURSE OF MAYHEM / giveaway
June 24 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 24 - @twilight_reader – book review of THE CURSE OF MAYHEM
June 28 – Books for Books – book review of THE NEW ENCHANTRESS
June 28 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of THE NEW ENCHANTRESS / giveaway
June 28 – Chit Chat with Charity – book review of THE NEW ENCHANTRESS / author interview / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway:
  

THE NEW ENCHANTRESS (An Alyssa McCarthy Magical Missions) Book Tour Giveaway

 


 

My Review:

The New Enchantress is the third installment from the exciting series, Alyssa McCarthy's Magical Missions by Sunayna Prasad. I enjoyed the first two books, A Curse of Mayhem and The Frights of Fiji, and this proves that the series just keeps getting better and better. Since this is a series, it would be a good idea to start with the first book to get a good grasp as what is going on. Alyssa’s story would flow so much easier for readers. 

In The New Enchantress, readers are able to catch up with Alyssa to find out what other exciting journey will take them on. Once again, like in The Frights of Fiji and A Curse of Mayhem, there is a lot of adventure, action and magic. I believe she is a good influence for younger readers to learn from. I admire how strong, brave, and determined she is throughout the book. This is one of those tales that is not easy to predict and one that kept entertained from start to finish. 

I am giving The New Enchantress a very well deserved five plus stars. I am hoping this one is not the last book from the Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions series. I am not quite ready to let Alyssa go. I believe readers between the ages of ten and fourteen years old and love magical tales, would not want to miss this one. 

I received a paperback copy of The New Enchantress from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Hotel by Pamela Kelley

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

The Hotel
By Pamela Kelley
Women's Fiction, Romance
Paperback & ebook, 270  Pages
June 8, 2021 by Piping Plover Press

Secrets and lies...at Nantucket's most exclusive and glamorous, family-owned hotel.

The Whitley is Nantucket's most exclusive waterfront hotel--a sprawling collection of pristine white cottages and an elegant main building on a long stretch of private, white sandy beach.

It's a family owned business--brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts, all work there in various capacities.

Paula is happy in her back office accounting position. But changes are in store when her grandfather promotes her and fires her cousin--who then blames Paula.

Meanwhile, a blond romantic comedy superstar is hiding out at The Hotel for a few months. She meets Paula's brother, a chef--who has no idea who she is--and she likes it that way.

Paula's grandfather also hires a consultant to help her settle into her new role. But she isn't sure what to think of David, who grew up on Nantucket but now lives in Manhattan.

He's a brilliant consultant and will be assessing Paula's suitability for the role. He's also home for another reason, a difficult family issue that makes Manhattan seem very far away.

A new family saga from the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller author of The Nantucket Inn and The Restaurant.

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About the Author


Pamela M. Kelley is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of women's fiction, family sagas, and suspense. Readers often describe her books as feel-good reads with people you'd want as friends.

She lives in a historic seaside town near Cape Cod and just south of Boston. She has always been an avid reader of women's fiction, romance, mysteries, thrillers and cook books. There's also a good chance you might get hungry when you read her books as she is a foodie, and occasionally shares a recipe or two.


Tour Schedule


Tour Giveaway


One winner will receive a gorgeous Kate Space totebag with two signed paperbacks, one of The Hotel and one of The Nantucket Inn (US only)

Ends June 23, 2021

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My Review

After reading The Hotel, I am wondering why I have not read any other books by Pamela M. Kelley before. I thought this was a really good read. I thought the writing style was different and unique. It was refreshing to read. The setting was so beautiful and I enjoyed the details of it. I love the dynamics of the family working together to keep the hotel to keep going. I love how the characters were able to grow throughout the book. 

I am giving The Hotel four and a half stars. I recommend it for readers who enjoy reading good clean fiction. I would love to read more by Pamela M Kelley in the future. Looks like she has earned herself a new fan. 

I received a paperback copy of The Hotel from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion. 

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Ruth by Caryl McAdoo

About the Book

Book:  Ruth

Author: Caryl McAdoo

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release date: May 3, 2021

The Lord works in mysterious ways.
Fleeing heartache, shame, and betrayal, Ruth finds all her plans are thwarted until the untimely death of a goat that gives her hope! Hired as a wet-nurse for Logan’s orphaned son, she rejects his marriage-of-convenience proposal, hoping to find true love at the trail’s end. Going West (in what was later called the Great Migration of 1842) satisfies the widower’s wanderlust, and even though she turns him down, he determines to prove his love is true. Come along on this infamous journey of love and adventure.

Click here to get your copy!

About the Author

Award-winning author Caryl McAdoo prays her story brings God glory, and her best-selling stories—fifty-nine published—delight Christian readers around the world. The prolific writer also enjoys singing the new songs the Lord gives her; you may listen at YouTube. Sharing four children and twenty-one grandsugars (three greats), Caryl and Ron (her high-school-sweetheart-husband of over fifty years) live in the woods south of Clarksville, seat of Red River County in far Northeast Texas. The McAdoos wait expectantly for God to open the next door.

More from Caryl

I’ve loved the premise of RUTH for seven years now, that’s when the beginning of this story was first written, way before its time! Its title was Evelyn’s Redemption back then, but I’ve since had a favorite character named Evelyn in COVERING LOVE and MIGHTY TO SAVE (books eight and nine in the Texas Romance Family Saga series), so my heroine needed a new name.

Ruth was my maternal grandmother’s name and Mama’s middle name  (Naomi Ruth), and though Ron doesn’t like me to name characters after family members, he let me have my way . . . as my heroes usually let my heroines. 😊 So, she became Ruth.

I pulled up the ten thousand words already written back in 2014, caught up-to-date to refresh the story in my mind, then took off writing! In a month and a day, I finished this story that I just love! Never knowing where it’s going—or exactly how it will end when I start—I so enjoy the tale as I write it just as you do when you read it! God gives me the most awesome stories I’m so thankful for!

My hero’s thirteen-year-old daughter Hannah is one of my favorites in this story. Her great character created such an example of taking up an offense that is hard to put down. I think we’ve all been there, and to me, it’s especially hard to forgive and get over it when the offense is taken up on behalf of someone we love. The loved one like gets extra grace to forgive, but not so for the offended-on-their-behalf!

I love that God helps me weave scriptural lessons into my stories, lessons that I’ve learned in walking with Him for more than sixty years—and I’ve learned a lot! Besides praying my stories give Him glory, I also pray they help those who read them draw closer to Him—or learn ways to live more purely for Him.

We serve a mighty God indeed, and it’s my honor to help advance His Kingdom here on earth through writing these stories! Also, I enjoy singing the new songs He gives me! Check out ‘Caryl McAdoo’ on YouTube! I have a few songs up there and need to video more.

So, have a blessed day, y’all, and may God’s joy and peace encompass you everywhere you go!

Blessings!

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, June 9

Just Writing, June 9

KarenSueHadley, June 10

lakesidelivingsite, June 10

Texas Book-aholic, June 11

Inklings and notions, June 12

For Him and My Family, June 13

Vicky Sluiter, June 13

deb’s Book Review, June 14

Locks, Hooks and Books, June 15

Blossoms and Blessings, June 16

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, June 16

Connie’s History Classroom, June 17

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, June 18

Splashes of Joy, June 18

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, June 19

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 20

Simple Harvest Reads, June 20 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Girls in White Dresses, June 21

Pause for Tales, June 21

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, June 22

Cats in the Cradle Blog, June 22

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Caryl is giving away the grand prize of a $25 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/10d50/ruth-celebration-tour-giveaway


My Review

Ruth is Caryl McAdoo’s installment to the Prairie Roses Collection. The collection has a different story from different authors and I thought this one was a great way to be introduced to it. I liked this book. It is just about two hundred pages and I was able to read it without interruption in one sitting. I really enjoyed it. The characters are ones that will inspire readers. It was full of faith and I loved their strength and determination. Ruth is one that I adored and wanted to find out how it would all end for her. I loved it. 

I am giving Ruth four and a half stars. I recommend this quick read for readers who enjoy reading clean historical fiction. I would love the other author contributions from the Prairie Roses Collection. 

I received a copy of Ruth from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion. 

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Faith in the Mountain Valley by Misty M Beller

About the Book

Book:  Faith in the Mountain Valley

Author: Misty M. Beller

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release date: June 15, 2021

This epic journey is the only way to leave her secrets behind.

After eleven years spent looking for the girl who stole his heart, Jean-Jacques Baptiste—better known as French to his friends—is tempted to give up. Until the day he spotted the flaxen-haired stranger traveling the wooded path with Blackfoot Indians. He never imagined he’d find his childhood friend masquerading as a man in this Rocky Mountain wilderness, hundreds of miles from the Canadian town where he last saw her. No matter her reasons, he can’t let her go this time.

Colette Mignon’s life has become a cacophony of lies, including the fact that her Blackfoot Indian companions believe she’s a man. She’s willing to live the taxing life of a trapper in these desolate mountains as long as it keeps her secrets hidden. When her childhood friend and first love discovers her, his determination to help might put everything at risk.

As the worst of her past threatens to catch up with her, the hope for Colette’s new life shatters. But no matter what, she must protect the one good thing that came from all her mistakes. Though French is determined to stay at her side, she can’t let him become entangled in the perilous consequences of her actions. If only it wasn’t so painful to push him away. The danger pressing in may leave her only one choice—leave everything behind…again.

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

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 About the Author

Misty 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.

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More from Misty

Ever Played Dress-up?

I’ll bet most of us played “Let’s Pretend” when we were kids. Maybe you dressed up as a princess, or a knight, or a soldier. When we were little, my grandmother had a secondhand wedding dress she let us play with. It had the long train and veil that dragged several feet behind a grown woman. We spent so many fun hours dressing up and pretending. And of course, there were all the times my older brother and I played cowboys as we rode our horses.

With so much experience playing dress-up and “let’s pretend,” I thoroughly enjoyed writing the story of a heroine who pretended to be a man! And not just a fellow around town. She joined up with a group of five Blackfoot braves and attempted to pass herself off as a man for weeks while she lived in their camp, trapping alongside them!

She had a good reason for attempting the ruse, and you can find out if she pulls it off in Faith in the Mountain Valley. This might be my favorite of all the books in the Call of the Rockies series. I pray you enjoy it too!

Blog Stops

lakesidelivingsite, June 8

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, June 8

Texas Book-aholic, June 9

Blessed & Bookish, June 10

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, June 10

Inklings and notions, June 11

Betti Mace, June 12

For Him and My Family, June 12

Locks, Hooks and Books, June 13

Connie’s History Classroom, June 14

cats in the cradle blog, June 14

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, June 15

deb’s Book Review, June 15

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, June 16

Mary Hake, June 16

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, June 17

Reviewingbooksplusmore, June 17

For the Love of Literature, June 18

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 19

Blossoms and Blessings, June 19

The Adventures of a Travelers Wife, June 20

Splashes of Joy, June 21

Jeanette’sThoughts, June 21

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/10d0a/faith-in-the-mountain-valley-celebration-tour-giveaway


My Review

Faith in the Mountain Valley is the fifth installment from Misty M Beller’s Call of the Rockies series. I have had the pleasure of reading the first four books of the series and was excited to get hands on this one. This one has got to be my favorite. I adored Colette and French’s story. They are the type of characters that I was able to relate and connect with. I loved every single page and could not put it down until I was finished in one sitting. 

Faith in the Mountain Valley will be getting a very well deserved five plus stars from me. I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy reading clean and inspirational historical romance. I am looking forward to book six from the Call of the Rockies series, Honor in the Mountain Refuge.

I received a copy of Faith in the Mountain Valley from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.