October 9, 2015

Fireweed by Terry Montague (Blog Tour Interview, Snippet, Tens List, & Giveaway)

Welcome to my tour stop for...

Fire WeedFireweed
by Terry Montague
LDS Historical Fiction
Paperback & ebook, 320 Pages
October 4th 2015 by Covenant Communications


Lisel Spann has dreamed only of wonderful things in her future. Living with her father, sister, and brother in a cramped apartment in Berlin, the small family shares what seems to be an unbreakable spirit of love and security. However, with the rise of the Nazi party and approaching dark clouds of war, any kind of future grows increasingly uncertain. Knowing little of hate and destruction, Lisel is ill prepared as the storms of battle erupt in full fury and loved ones are taken from her as her beautiful city is reduced to rubble.

With fear and despair rising within, it is through her quiet, compassionate father that Lisel discovers faith and hope. Now, in a desperate journey to find her sister, Lisel and her neighbor flee Berlin and the advancing Russians for Frankfurt, a city under the protection of the Allies. But their flight to safety is filled with pain, hunger, and terror. However, with spiritual lessons and blessings from her father, the support of departed loved ones, and her tried but undying faith in a loving Heavenly Father, perhaps Lisel can emerge like the fireweed—rising strong and beautiful from scorched earth —transforming bitterness and despair into a charity that never faileth.


Return of the Jed by Scott Craven (Month9Books Cover Reveal & Giveaway)


Welcome to this week’s M9B Friday Reveal! This week, we are revealing the cover for
Return of the Jed
(Dead Jed #3)
by Scott Craven
December 15th 2015 by Month9Books
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

Dead Jed 3.Ebook


With seventh grade behind him, Jed jumps at the opportunity to spend the summer in Mexico with his dad. But there's just one catch: Luke and Tread get to tag along.

In Mexico, fitting in might be easier than Jed imagined, with holidays such as Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Here, a rising 8th grade zombie boy and his zombie dog won't draw that much attention.

But then Tread unwittingly sets off Mexico’s Chupacabra Defense Network and Jed accidentally collides with a bus. So much for blending in. The unusual pair catch the eye of a professional wrestler, who challenges Jed to a fight!

Their antics manage to capture the attention of a doctor whose knowledge of the undead causes Jed to question his very existence. Is this the answer Jed's been hoping for since his parents sat him down for the "you're a zombie" talk? Jed may have finally found a way to be normal, but at what cost?

Dead Jed: Return of the Jed is book 3 in Scott Craven's humorous and heartwarming series about surviving middle school, fitting in, and embracing one's differences - even if you are a zombie.

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October 8, 2015

The Caretaker's Guide to Fablehaven by Brandon Mull and Illustrated by Brandon Dorman (Blog Tour Review)

Shadow Mountain Publishing -
On tour with Shadow Mountain.

Welcome to my tour stop for The Caretaker's Guide to Fablehaven by Brandon Mull and illustrated by Brandon Dorman! Fablehaven is one of my son's favorite series. This book is the perfect gift for him and a very fun read! You can read an excerpt here. If you haven't checked out Fablehaven Preserve with games and fun stuff, you should! But at least check out my 5-star review below...

The Caretaker's Guide to FablehavenThe Caretaker's Guide to Fablehaven
by Brandon Mull
Illustrated by Brandon Dorman
MG Fantasy
Hardcover & ebook, 128 Pages
October 13th 2015 by Shadow Mountain


They existed only in your imagination …. Until now!

With over 3 million copies in print, the Fablehaven series by New York Times best-selling author Brandon Mull is one of the most popular middle-grade fantasy series to date. Now, first time ever, The Caretaker’s Guide to Fablehaven provides a visual discovery of the series, and is loaded with insider’s knowledge and hand-scrawled notes. Readers can actually see the mystical creatures from the series like dragons – each one has a name, a special power, and looks distinctly different from the others, but until this book there was no illustrated guide. The book is also a springboard to the Fablehaven sequel series, Dragonwatch (releasing Fall 2016) and features clues to the characters and creatures fans will find in the upcoming books.

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October 7, 2015

Always Will by Melanie Jacobson (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)

Always Will Blog Tour and Giveaway

Welcome to my tour stop for Always Will by Melanie Jacobson, one of my favorite authors! Check out all the book, tour, and author info, as well as my full review and the giveaway below...

Always WillAlways Will
by Melanie Jacobson
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 256 Pages
October 5th 2015 by Covenant Communications Inc


Handsome twenty-eight-year-old Will Hallerman has finally had enough of the dating world—he’s ready to find a wife and settle down. This announcement is catastrophic in Hannah Becker’s world. After knowing Will her entire life and adoring him from afar since junior high school, she realizes her chance at love with him is in grave danger. Hannah’s problem? To Will, she will never be more than his best friend’s little sister. Determined to open his eyes to her charms, Hannah sets out to sabotage Will’s wife hunt by placing nightmare dates in his path and taking his search on a wild goose chase. Her plan is risky, but she’s willing to take a chance to catch the eye of her soul mate. 

Despite her crazy schemes, nothing seems to be working. Hannah can’t help but wonder if it’s time to set aside this childhood crush—to move on and settle down herself. She’s ready for a fresh start with a great guy. If only Will weren’t suddenly changing the rules of the game . . . And how can Hannah move on when Will just won’t let her forget?


The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman (Waiting on Wednesday)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This book has been on my TBR since July. I absolutely LOVE the cover, which matches up well with its exciting synopsis! The Regency era mixed with a demon-hunter? I'm in and I hope you are too! It's my WOW pick this week:

October 6, 2015

When the Right One Comes Along by Kate James (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)

On tour with Prism Book Tours.

Welcome to my tour stop for When the Right One Comes Along by Kate James! This series has a special place in my heart as it deals with K-9 units and the author and I have discussed our love of dogs. It was a great start to her new series and I'm looking forward to the next book. Check out all the info below, my full review, and don't forget to enter the awesome giveaway...

When the Right One Comes Along (K-9 Trilogy, #1)When the Right One Comes Along
(K-9 Trilogy #1)
by Kate James
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 293 Pages
October 1st 2015 by Harlequin


Brought together by disaster. Kept together by love.

In the aftermath of a deadly earthquake, it's chaos for trauma surgeon Jessica Hansen. Among the many victims, one patient stands out—San Diego Police K-9 search and rescue officer Cal Palmer.

Cal vows to help Kayla, a child orphaned by the disaster. But he needs Jessica's help. Will their shared concern for Kayla and for Cal's canine partner, Scout, allow them to put aside their personal torments and discover the difference love can make?


October 5, 2015

Lord Fenton's Folly by Josi S. Kilpack (Blog Tour Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway)

Lord Fenton's Folly (1)

Welcome to my tour stop for Lord Fenton's Folly by Josi S. Kilpack! Josi is a fabulous author and this is her second book from one of my favorite lines of books, A Proper Romance. Definitely check out my full review, excerpt, and giveaway below...

Lord Fenton's FollyLord Fenton's Folly
(A Proper Romance)
by Josi S. Kilpack
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 336 Pages
October 6th 2015 by Shadow Mountain


Lord Fenton is a gambler, a dandy, and a flirt—and he must marry or else he will be disinherited, stripped of his wealth and his position. He chooses Alice Stanbridge for two simple reasons: he once knew her as a young girl, and she is the least objectionable option available to him.

However, Alice has harbored feelings for Fenton since their first meeting ten years ago, and she believes his proposal is real. When she discovers it is not, she is embarrassed and hurt. However, a match with the most-eligible bachelor in London would secure not only her future but that of her family as well.

Determined to protect herself from making a fool of herself a second time, Alice matches Lord Fenton wit for wit and insult for insult as they move toward a marriage of convenience that is anything but a happy union. Only when faced with family secrets that have shaped Fenton’s life does he let down his guard enough to find room in his heart for Alice. But can Alice risk her heart a second time?


A Curse of Ash & Iron by Christine Norris (Book Blitz) @cnorrisauthor

I'm helping share about A Curse of Ash & Iron by Christine Norris today. I'm currently reading this one and hope to get it reviewed soon. Check out all the usual info, an excerpt, and a giveaway below...

A Curse of Ash and IronA Curse of Ash & Iron
by Christine Norris
YA Steampunk, Fairy Tale
Paperback & ebook, 289 Pages
May 21st 2015 by Curiosity Quills Press


Benjamin Grimm knows the theater is much like real life. In 1876 Philadelphia, people play their parts, hiding behind the illusion of their lives, and never revealing their secrets.

When he reunites with his childhood friend Eleanor Banneker, he is delighted. His delight turns to dismay when he discovers she has been under a spell for the past 7 years, being forced to live as a servant in her own home, and he realizes how sinister some secrets can be. She asks for his help, and he can’t refuse. Even if he doesn’t believe in ‘real’ magic, he can’t abandon her.

Ellie has spent the long years since her mother’s death under the watchful eye and unforgiving eye of her stepmother. Bewitched and hidden in plain sight, it seems no one can help Ellie escape. Not even her own father, who is under a spell of his own. When she sees Ben one evening, it seems he is immune to the magic that binds her, and her hope is rekindled along with her friendship.

But time is running short. If they do not find a way to break the spell before midnight on New Year’s Eve, then both Ellie and her father will be bound forever.