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18 04, 2017

Giveaway: The Measure of the Moon by Lisa Preston

By | April 18th, 2017|Categories: Giveaways|Tags: |9 Comments


measure of the moon book coverEnter to win a copy of The Measure of the Moon by Lisa Preston! Open to US residents only

About the book (publisher’s description)

As a former fire-department paramedic and police sergeant, Lisa Preston uses her experience to brilliantly channel human drama and suspense into The Measure of the Moon. New York Times bestselling author, Lisa Scottoline calls it “a powerful follow-up to Orchids and Stone, Lisa Preston’s The Measure of the Moon is a beautifully rendered story – in fact, two stories – which weave together the certainty  of how our actions and choices affect one another with far-reaching consequences.”

17 04, 2017

Giveaway: Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick

By | April 17th, 2017|Categories: Giveaways|Tags: |11 Comments

Here’s the 2nd giveaway of a book of my choice from my personal wish list. And since I’m always interested in books that are related to current events…

nothing to envy book coverEnter to win a copy of Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick! Open to US residents only

About the book (from Amazon.com)

Award-winning journalist Barbara Demick follows the lives of six North Korean citizens over fifteen years—a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the rise to power of his son Kim Jong-il, and a devastating famine that killed one-fifth of the population. Demick brings to life what it means to be living under the most repressive totalitarian regime today—an Orwellian world that is by choice not connected to the Internet, where displays of affection are punished, informants are rewarded, and an offhand remark can send a person to the gulag for life.

17 04, 2017

Blog Tour: Hard-Hearted Highlander by Julia London

By | April 17th, 2017|Categories: Genre Fiction, Giveaways, Historical, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Series|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments


hard hearted highlander book coverPlease join Julia London, author of Hard-Hearted Highlander, as she tours the blogosphere with TLC Book Tours!

To celebrate the release of Hard-Hearted Highlander, enter to win a $50 gift card below!

Reviewed by Bethany Kelly

Hard-Hearted Highlander, book three in the Highland Grooms series by Julia London, revolves around Rabbie Mackenzie, a Scot who has hardened his heart because of a lost love.

Bernadette lost everything – including her reputation – when she fell in love with the wrong man and ran away with him to be wed. After being found by her father and having her marriage annulled (among other things that broke her spirit), she is now a governess to Avaline, a young and naive Englishwoman who has been promised to a Scotsman. However, when Bernadette meets this Scotsman and determines that he is no match for her charge, she is determined to do everything that she can to find a way for Avaline to get out of it–even though she finds herself daydreaming about the Scot in her spare time.

13 04, 2017

Giveaway: The Horse Dancer by Jojo Moyes

By | April 13th, 2017|Categories: Giveaways|Tags: |14 Comments

horse dancer book coverEnter to win a copy of The Horse Dancer by Jojo Moyes! Open to US residents only

About the book (publisher’s description)

Henri Lachapelle wants only the best for his granddaughter Sarah. And that means following in his footsteps to become a member of France’s elite equestrian academy Le Cadre Noir. He gives her a beautiful horse named Boo, and Sarah quietly trains in city parks and the narrow lanes of London. Henri believes Sarah’s horsemanship will grant her access to a better life away from their rough inner city neighborhood. But when her grandfather falls ill, Sarah must juggle school, hospital visits, and, of course, Boo.

6 04, 2017

Giveaway: Unstrung by Laura Spinella

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: Giveaways|Tags: |10 Comments

unstrung book coverEnter to win a signed copy of Unstrung by Laura Spinella! Open to US residents only

About the book (publisher’s description)

Even as a violin prodigy, Olivia Klein courted trouble. But when her marriage to high-stakes investor Rob Van Doren takes another wrong turn, Olivia acts out once too often. A night of bad behavior results in community service hours. Time is to be served with Theo McAdams, an inner-city teacher whose passion for music eclipses Olivia’s. As she inches toward a better place, life surprises Olivia in the form of her first husband—baseball legend Sam Nash.

28 03, 2017

Blog Tour: Finding Our Forever by Brenda Novak

By | March 28th, 2017|Categories: Giveaways, Literature & Fiction, Romance|Tags: |5 Comments


finding our forever book coverPlease join Brenda Novak, author of Finding Our Forever, as she tours the blogosphere with TLC Book Tours

Enter to win a $25 gift card below!

Reviewed by Bethany Kelly

If you had the chance to get to know your birth mother without her knowing who you really were, would you take it? Cora Kelly decides to take that chance in Finding Our Forever, the first book in the Silver Springs series written by Brenda Novak.

Cora has finally figured out who her birth mother is–Aiyana, the owner of the New Horizons Boys Ranch, a school for troubled teens. Along with this piece of information, she has also discovered that the ranch is looking for a new art teacher.

28 03, 2017

Giveaway: Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker

By | March 28th, 2017|Categories: Giveaways|Tags: |6 Comments

cork dork book coverEnter to win a copy of Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste by Bianca Bosker ! Open to US residents only

About the book (publisher’s description)

More Americans are drinking wine than ever before, yet the rituals, customs, and language around it are as rarefied and opaque as ever, leaving many of us wondering what all the fuss is about. What makes the bottle I bought for last week’s dinner party “bad”? Are sommeliers just pretentious, glorified salespeople, or can they actually taste things like pyrazine and honeysuckle in wine? And why do so many people devote their lives (or life savings) to experiencing minute differences in flavor that most of us can’t even perceive, let alone appreciate?

27 03, 2017

Blog Tour: The Enemies of Versailles by Sally Christie

By | March 27th, 2017|Categories: Biographical, Genre Fiction, Giveaways, Historical, Literature & Fiction, Romance|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments


enemies of versailles book coverPlease join Sally Christie, author of The Enemies of Versailles, as she tours the blogosphere with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours!

There are 5 copies of the book for grabs–enter here by 3/31!

Reviewed by Vera Pereskokova

In The Enemies of Versailles, the conclusion to The Mistresses of Versailles trilogy, Louis XV’s wife and mistress – Marie Leszczyńska and Madame de Pompadour – have both passed away and the aging King is swept away by the stunningly beautiful Jeanne Becu. Jeanne is young and vivacious and the perfect antidote to the King who is beginning to feel the weight of his years.

27 03, 2017

Giveaway: Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser

By | March 27th, 2017|Categories: Giveaways|Tags: |10 Comments

almost missed you book coverEnter to win 1 of 2 copies of Jessica Strawser’s debut novel, Almost Missed You! Open to US residents only

About the book (publisher’s description)

Violet and Finn were “meant to be,” said everyone, always. They ended up together by the hands of fate aligning things just so. Three years into their marriage, they have a wonderful little boy, and as the three of them embark on their first vacation as a family, Violet can’t help thinking that she can’t believe her luck. Life is good.

22 03, 2017

Giveaway: Mangrove Lightning by Randy Wayne White

By | March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Giveaways|Tags: |4 Comments

mangrove lightning book coverEnter to win a copy of Mangrove Lightning by Randy Wayne White! Open to US residents only

About the book (publisher’s description)

Randy Wayne White has been awarded the Conch Republic Prize for Literature, as well as the John D. Macdonald Award for Literary Excellency. He is one of only four writers named as an Editor At Large by prestigious Outside magazine. In 2011, White was named a Florida Literary Legend by the Florida Heritage Society. A fishing and nature enthusiast, he has also written extensively for National Geographic Adventure, Men’s Journal, Playboy and Men’s Health.