Monthly Giveaway for October: Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White


It's October!!! I'm already feeling I need to get a bunch more books read and reviewed before this year is over. Just three more months!

Since this month is Halloween and I got to see a favorite author last month (Kiersten White), I'm giving away a signed copy of Illusions of Fate (review here). It is US only (sorry those who live outside the US - do check out this giveaway if that's the case).
Illusions of Fate

Good luck!


Must be able to enter and receive winnings by law. Must live in the US for shipping purposes. You must be at least 13 years old to enter. Please ensure that you correctly enter your email (and check your junk mail folder if I'm not on your contact list) so that I have a way to contact you. You can read my giveaway policy on my policies page. Void where prohibited by law. Enter via the Rafflecopter below.

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Something Wicked Strikes Giveaway Hop

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Welcome to my giveaway stop for Something Wicked Strikes! You can find out all about this October event here. I did this last year and it was such a blast!!

My giveaway is open to US and International entrants as long as Amazon or the Book Depository ships to you for free. Here are the winner's choices (think dragons and magic):
A Creature of Moonlight Talon (Talon, #1) Slayers (Slayers, #1) Friends and Traitors (Slayers, #2)
Storm Siren (Storm Siren, #1) Doon (Doon, #1) Destined for Doon (Doon, #2)

Good luck!


Must be able to enter and receive winnings by law. Must live in the US or the Book Depository must ship to you for free. You must be at least 13 years old to enter (if under 18, must have adult permission). Please ensure that you correctly enter your email (and check your junk mail folder if I'm not on your contact list) so that I have a way to contact you. You can read my giveaway policy on my policies page. Void where prohibited by law. Enter via the Rafflecopter below.

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You can check out the other giveaways HERE.
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Review: Prudence Pursued by Shirley Raye Redmond

Prudence PursuedPrudence Pursued
by Shirley Raye Redmond
Adult Historical Romance
Ebook259 Pages
July 29th 2014 by Astraea Press

Summary

At the advanced age of twenty-seven, vicar’s daughter Prudence Pentrye is on the shelf. Content to occupy her time by attending meetings of Mr. Wilberforce’s Abolition Society and helping her father administer vaccines in an effort to prevent a small pox epidemic, Prudence is resolved to see that her younger cousin Margaret does not share her own unmarried fate.

But Margaret is plain and shy. She is repulsed when a swashbuckling baronet, Sir James Brownell, makes her an offer of marriage. With his sunburned skin, eye patch, and indifference to fashion, Sir James is not Margaret’s idea of a romantic suitor. Nor does Margaret enjoy his tales of fighting against Malay pirates and trekking through tropical jungles on the island of Borneo in hopes of capturing a living orangutan.

Prudence, however, finds herself secretly smitten. Will she maintain control of her traitorous heart or will she trust God to make her life richer and more rewarding than the one she had planned for herself?
 
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Release Day Blitz: The Last Seer by Cerece Rennie Murphy

To post this Blitz and add your Twitter or Facebook to the Rafflecopter giveaway, 
email us at PrismBookTours(at)gmail.com with "The Last Seers" in the subject line.

We're celebrating the RELEASE for
The Last Seer by Cerece Rennie Murphy!

Would you want to hold the future of the world in your hands? 
Read more about the Order of the Seers Trilogy below and enter the fabulous giveaway!

The Order of the Seers Trilogy & Review Opportunity

In Order of the Seers (Book I), the Trilogy begins with a family tragedy that sends a brother and sister on a perilous journey to escape an organization that will stop at nothing to destroy all that is left of their family. From there, the story quickly expands into a global conspiracy that extends from the suburbs of Oregon to the plains of rural Tanzania. Order of the Seers: The Red Order (Book II), continues the story of the Seers as their freedom reveals a deeper meaning and purpose for their power that could alter the course of human evolution. The epic conclusion of the Trilogy, Order of the Seers: The Last Seer was released today, September 30, 2014.

Would you like to review the series? Find out more by clicking on the image below:
Request to review the third Order of Seers book, The Last Seer!
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Blog Tour Guest Post, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Someone Like You by Karen Rock

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I'm so happy to be able to have Karen Rock guest posted today for her tour for Someone Like You. She included an excerpt and there's also a fabulous giveaway! Go check them all out!!!

Someone Like YouSomeone Like You
by Karen Rock
Adult Sweet Contemporary Romance
Paperback, Large Print, 274 pages September 1st 2014 by Harlequin Heartwarming     
Summary

You can’t program love…or can you?

Kayleigh Renshaw has come up with the idea for a brilliant “compatibility app,” a new kind of matchmaking software. All she needs is a programmer to help her bring the idea to market…and she knows exactly who she wants. But Niall Walsh—a code whiz and her former best friend—has been avoiding her since he returned from Afghanistan. In spite of their history, and some sparks that go beyond friendship, he’s proving reluctant…. Is it her, or is something darker holding him back?
   
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Blog Tour Launch: Dragon Rising by Rachel E. Fisher

A Themed Tour through Prism Book Tours.

We're launching the BOOK TOUR for
Dragon Rising by Rachel E. Fisher

Dragon Rising is Asher's story and takes place during the first third of Eden's Root, which is the first book in the Eden's Root Trilogy. We hope you enjoy the tour!
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Wrap-Up for the Falling for Autumn Read-a-Thon

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This Read-a-Thon was hosted by A Cup of Coffee and a Book. You can find out all about it here.

This week was even busier than I thought it would be, so I didn't even come close to reaching all the goals I set. You can check out my update for the first three days here and for the next three here. Today was also really busy and I didn't get even a tiny bit of reading in. A rather poor way to end, but it is what it is. Here's how I did overall:

My goals were:
1. Read at least four books that aren't for tours (read two)
2. Read at least two sequels (read one)
3. Visit at least ten of the other participants (didn't even come close)
4. Keep track of my page count (yes - This I did)
5. Participate in at least two challenges (I got this one too with the two challenges I did)

How did I do for the official challenges from the host? Here we go:
* Read a total of four (4) books; (read 3 and some parts - so close)
* To read at least 150 pages per day; (missed this one the last two days)
* To read a book with an autumnal colour on the cover (red, orange, brown, gold); (yes - Lizzy & Jane counts)
To read a book with a male protagonist; (yes - Into the Still Blue counts)
* To read the first or last book in a series; (Into the Still Blue would count for this too, but I don't know if that's allowed - to use the same book for two different challenges)
I ended up reading 1,356 pages and finishing these books:
Lizzy & Jane Tried and True (Wild at Heart, #1) Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, #3)

These are the books I read partials of - two of which I'm still reading:
Star of Deliverance Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3) Prudence Pursued


Did you participate in this RaT? If so, how did you do?
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Review: It Is Better to Look Up: Life Experiences Shared from the Pulpit & Additional Giveaways

It is Better to Look Up: Life Experiences from the PulpitIt Is Better to Look Up
Life Experiences Shared from the Pulpit
Religious Compilation
Hardcover192 Pages
October 13th 201 by Deseret Book

Summary

Through the years, the General Authorities and general officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have shared accounts of poignant personal experiences in their general conference addresses. In this collection, more than fifty inspiring true stories told in general conference talks have been gathered into a single volume.

Similar in style and format to President Thomas S. Monson’s book Consider the Blessings: True Accounts of God’s Hand in Our Lives, the book features beautiful full-color photography to illustrate each story. A perfect resource for individuals and families, the collection includes such classics as “Lift Where You Stand,” by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf; “Run to Higher Ground,” by Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin; “You Stupid Cow!” by Elder Mervyn B. Arnold; and “A Heavy Load,” by Elder David A. Bednar. Drawn from more than three decades of general conference talks, these true accounts of life-changing experiences will touch hearts and strengthen testimonies with examples of gospel principles in action.

Royalty proceeds from this book will benefit the Church’s General Missionary Fund.

Contributors to this volume include past and present members of the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Quorum of the Seventy, presiding bishopric, general Relief Society presidency, general Young Women presidency, and general Primary presidency.
  
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Weekly Update #82


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 Reviewer, this week.

My life has been pretty busy over the past several weeks. I'm hoping things will start to calm down a little now, blogging doesn't seem to be. ;) Here's what to expect this week:
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Tour Grand Finale: The Better Man by Amy Vastine

To post this Grand Finale (we'll send you the HTML code) and add your Social Media to the Rafflecopter, 
email us at PrismBookTours(at)gmail.com with "The Better Man GF" in the subject line.
A Themed Tour through Prism Book Tours.

We're blitzing the GRAND FINALE for
The Better Man by Amy Vastine!

The Better Man, which is the beginning of the new Chicago Sisters Series, is set in the busy city of Chicago, but is full of family, friendship, and love. It's also from the clean romance Heartwarming line of books from Harlequin.

Did you miss any of the tour? You still have time to go back and check out all the stops and enter the amazing giveaway!
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Stacking the Shelves #56


Welcome to Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews.
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Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: The Better Man by Amy Vastine

A Themed Tour through Prism Book Tours.

The Better Man (Chicago Sisters)The Better Man
by Amy Vastine
Adult Romance 
Paperback, 379 pages
January 1st 2014 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Kendall Montgomery's six-year-old son has barely spoken in the past year, locked in his world of silent grief. Then one day, he spots his dead father across a crowded street.

Max Jordan moved to Chicago to be closer to his own son and prove he can be a better father than his deadbeat dad. His striking resemblance to Kendall's husband and his track record with fatherhood make her determined to keep her distance…until Max helps her little boy come out of his shell. But can she trust him with their future? How can she be sure he won't take off just when they need him most?

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Cover Reveal: Dangerous Love by Kara Leigh Miller & Joday Holford

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Anaiah Press is proud to present the Cover Reveal of this romantic suspense novel:
Dangerous Love
by Kara Leigh Miller and Jody Holford
Release date: March 3, 2015
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4 for Friday Blitz

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Welcome to the 4 for Friday Blitz for Crown of Ice by Vicki L. Weavil, Fire in the Woods by Jennifer M. Eaton, Avian by Nicole Conway, and Branded by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki, presented by Month9Books!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post.
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Friday Favorites: Lizzy & Jane by Katherine Reay


Friday Favorites is a weekly meme hosted here, that spotlights a favorite author, book, series, publisher, cover, blog, etc. Basically whatever bookish thing that you love, recommend, and want to tell others about. Just pick one and link up to my post each Friday to share. You can use the graphic I used above, the other one here, or your own.

I read a book this week that tore my heart up, but was so beautiful and I absolutely loved! It's my FF pick for today:
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Falling for Autumn Read-a-Thon Update for Day 4, 5, & 6

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This is my most recent update for the Falling for Autumn Read-a-Thon hosted by A Cup of Coffee and a Book.

THURSDAY
RaT Participants Visited: None (I've got to get over to some other participants!)
Challenges: There was a fall cover challenge hosted by Falling for YA. We're supposed to pick at least one favorite cover from a fall release. She chose all favorites of mine (especially Blue Lily, Lily Blue - I LOVE that cover!!!) so I'm going to list some others. Here they are:
Lark Rising (Guardians of Tarnec, #1) Remember Me (Find Me, #2)
Sublime Stray
Books Read: Read 61% (~239 pages) more of Into the Still Blue and 30 pages of Dreams of Gods and Monsters.
Pages Read: 269
Total Books Read: 0
Total Pages Read: 1,151

FRIDAY
RaT Participants Visited: None
Challenges: I'll be catching up on these tomorrow or Sunday.
Books Read: Finished (43 pages) Into the Still Blue, read 77 pages of Dreams of Gods and Monsters, and read 12% (~31 pages) of Prudence Pursued.
Pages Read: 151
Total Books Read: 1
Total Pages Read: 1,302
Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, #3)

SATURDAY
RaT Participants Visited: Still none.
Challenges: I'll be catching up on these on Sunday.
Books Read: Read to 26% (14 %  or ~36 pages more) of Prudence Pursued, and read through page 125 (18 pages) of Dreams of Gods and Monsters.
Pages Read: 54
Total Books Read: 0
Total Pages Read: 1,356

Saturday was SO busy!! It was a struggle to reach the 54 pages I did. I'm bummed because now I have one day where I read less than 150 pages, but it just couldn't be helped today. Now just one more day.

If you're participating in this RaT, how are you doing?
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