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Weekly Update #213, Goodbye to April...

Welcome to my Weekly Update where I post my blog's schedule for the week!

I'm linking up to The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book ReviewerTynga's Reviews for Stacking the Shelves and Mailbox Monday showcasing the books I added to my shelves or Kindle this week, and It's Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn @ Book Date.

I can't believe this is the end of April! I just feel like the year is going way too fast!! I am looking forward to the end of May though, because the kids will be getting out of school. 

There is the usual mix of genres this week and several reviews. I've been behind in my reading, so I have some work to do to catch back up. Anyway, here's what to expect:

#WishfulWonder May Instagram Challenge

#WishfulWonder's Instagram Challenge is hosted by me and Rissi at Finding Wonderland. Feel free to jump on board at any time!

Searching for Sarah by Julieann Dove (Blog Tour Launch & #Giveaway)

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Book Tour Launch for
Searching for Sarah
Julieann Dove

Note from the Author

Welcome lovely Readers! I’m tickled to be able to introduce everyone to the “Searching For Sarah” tour. I’ve been writing Sarah’s journey for some time, and it is with great pleasure that I can now curl back a page and present her story to you. She is an amazing young woman, searching for a place in this world...searching for security, love, and a happily ever after. Through the next three books in the series, I promise to find her just that!

— Julieann

New Releases/#Free & Bargain Books for April 24th - 30th #BookSale

Here are the New Releases / Free & Bargain Books, hosted by Sharon over at Beck Valley Books for this week! Check it all out below...

Authors please feel free to add your own books.
Readers please free to add your own finds.
(any genre except erotica welcome)

Blood Road by Amanda McCrina (Blog Tour Review & #Giveaway)

I thought the premise for this one was really intriguing. Read what I thought below...

Blood Road
(Blood Oath #1)
by Amanda McCrina
YA Historical
Paperback & ebook, 329 Pages
April 25th 2017 by Month9Books


Nineteen-year-old Torien Risto has seen dissidents dealt with before. He knows the young local girl who just knifed him will hang for assaulting an Imperial officer, unless he can stop it.

Someone inside the provincial government is kidnapping Imperial citizens and selling them across the desert to the salt mines, silencing anyone who tries to intervene. The girl’s brother is one of those who has been taken. Rejected by the corrupt courts, she’s waging a personal war against the Empire.

Determined to save her life, Torien sets out in search of answers on the Salt Road, the ancient trade route running deep into the heart of a desert—territory claimed by the hostile Mayaso tribe.

Now, Torien is no longer sure where his own loyalty lies, or how far he will go to break the cycle of tyranny, political bullying, and social injustice in an empire that seals its borders in blood.

You can read an excerpt HERE.

(Affiliate links included, meaning I receive a small kickback when you make a purchase using my links.)

Rebel Cause by Cassandra Giovanni (Cover Reveal & #Giveaway)

Welcome to the Cover Reveal for
Rebel Cause by Cassandra Giovanni
Coming July 11th 2017...

Crossing in Time by D. L. Orton (Blog Tour Grand Finale & #Giveaway)

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Book Tour Grand Finale for
Crossing in Time
By D.L. Orton

We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops, go back and
check them out and grab ebook copies of the series on SALE while you can...

Launch - Note from the Author

Love is the most powerful force known to mankind. It wrecks kings, destroys barriers, makes us risk everything for a few stolen moments. . . . And all of this makes for a great story.

Chance for Home by Traci Hunter Abramson (Blog Tour Review & #Giveaway)

I own almost all of this author's books and have been looking
forward to her newest! Read my review and enter the giveaway below...

Chance for Home
by Traci Hunter Abramson
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 234 Pages
April 1st 2017 by Covenant Communications


Beautiful pre-med student Kari Evans believes she’s found the man of her dreams—right up until the moment she discovers he’s a two-timing cheat. Desperately gathering the pieces of her broken heart, she realizes that what she needs most is space to reconsider her future. A summer in Washington, DC, with her professional baseball player brother, Ben, sounds like just the change of scene she’s after. But if complicated romantic entanglements are what she’s trying to escape, she’s out of luck.

Ryan Strobel has had it with spotlight-seeking women. As third baseman for the Washington Nationals, he’s dealt with more than his fair share of opportunistic admirers—but his ex-fiancée, Brandi, may be the worst. When the woman refuses to take no for an answer, Ryan’s teammate Ben offers a crazy solution: Ben’s sister will pose as Ryan’s new girlfriend. Though an unlikely pair, Ryan and Kari find themselves getting surprisingly comfortable with the charade. Soon, the line between fact and fiction is blurred, and the very real feelings that develop between the couple are undeniable. But when faced with the interference of conniving exes, family objections, and the reality of their very different lives, are Ryan and Kari destined to strike out in the game of love?

(Affiliate links included, meaning I receive a small kickback when you make a purchase using my links.)

I can't wait for... Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson (Can't-Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday)

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released as well. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. Find out more here.

I enjoyed Larson's Defy series and I love that she's written a story based on Swan Lake. It's my pick this week...

The Sound of Emeralds by Rachelle Rea Cobb (Birthday Blog Tour & #Giveaway) @RachelleReaCobb

I'm joining in the celebration for this inspirational series. Check it all out below,
including a giveaway. You can also check out an interview with the author here.

The Sounds of Emeralds
(Steadfast Love #3)
by Rachelle Rea Cobb
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 250 Pages
April 15th 2016 by WhiteFire Publishing


What once was blazing hatred has turned to lasting love, but could the union of a wild heart with that of a lady ever result in more than heartache?

With the help of an old friend with uncertain loyalties, Dirk inches ever closer to clearing his name. Gwyneth throws her faith into good tidings and the promise of a future as a family. But an old evil comes to call, just as tragedy rips apart a fledgling truce. Enemies from the past and grief for the future threaten to tear asunder what God had brought together…

As the date of Dirk’s trial approaches, his fate and his family hang in the balance. Will he be proven innocent of Gwyneth’s parents’ murders—or separated from her forever? How much pain does it take to erode a love steadfast?

(Affiliate links included, meaning I receive a small kickback when you make a purchase using my links.)
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