At Love's Bidding by Regina Jennings (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)


Welcome to my tour stop for Regina Jennings newest release, At Love's Bidding! Check out my review and giveaway info below...

At Love's Bidding (Ozark Mountain Romance #2)At Love's Bidding
(Ozark Mountain Romance #2)
by Regina Jennings
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 352 Pages
December 1st 2015 by Bethany House
Summary

She sells priceless antiques. He sells livestock by the pound. Is he really the man to make a bid for her heart?

After helping her grandfather at their Boston auction house, Miranda Wimplegate discovers she’s accidentally sold a powerful family’s prized portrait to an anonymous bidder. Desperate to appease the people who could ruin them forever, they track it to the Missouri Ozarks and make an outlandish offer to buy the local auction house and all its holdings before the painting can move again.

Upon crossing the country, however, Miranda and her grandfather discover their new auction house doesn’t deal in fine antiques, but in livestock. And its frustratingly handsome manager, Wyatt Ballentine, is annoyed to discover his fussy new bosses don’t know a thing about the business he’s single-handedly kept afloat. Faced with more heads of cattle than they can count–but no mysterious painting–Miranda and Wyatt form an unlikely but charged partnership to try and prevent a bad situation from getting worse.

   
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The Howling Heart by April Bostic (Blog Tour Guest Post & Giveaway)


On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Welcome to my tour stop for The Howling Heart by April Bostic! Read about the history behind her story end enter the giveaway below...

The Howling HeartThe Howling Heart
by April Bostic
Adult Paranormal Romance
Paperback & ebook, 220 pages
August 8th 2013
Summary

Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City. Her bright future comes to an unexpected halt after news of her father’s death. She inherits his old cabin in the Colorado Rockies, and just when she thinks her luck couldn’t get any worse, she has a car accident in the mountains and awakens in the small, remote community of Black River.

Soon, she’s engulfed in the mystical world of Varulv---wolves descended from 13th century Scandinavia and blessed by Norse gods with the ability to appear human. Paige is desperate to return home, but never expects to fall for her rescuer, Riley Gray, a charming young werewolf from England who offers her an alternate future with his pack.

Now, she must choose between the career she’s always wanted and the love she’s always dreamed.

 
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Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie (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 one has an interesting cover and a really awesome synopsis! I'm curious about the story-book world, the magic of the MC, the romance that's going to develop, and how the start of this new series is going to end. It's my WOW pick this week:
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What's Broken Between Us by Alexis Bass (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway) #JustBtwnUs @alexisbasswrite @the_ffbc



Welcome to my tour stop for What's Broken Between Us by Alexis Bass! Check out all the usual info, my review, and enter the giveaway below...

What's Broken Between UsWhat's Broken Between Us
by Alexis Bass
YA Contemporary Romance, Realistic Fiction
Hardcover & ebook, 241 Pages
December 29th 2015 by HarperCollins
Summary

Alexis Bass’s heartbreakingly beautiful second novel is a tale of love, loss, and learning to forgive.

Look to the left, look to the right. We’re all going to die. But someone has to do it first. So who’s it going to be?

Tragedy struck Amanda Tart’s town a year and a half ago when a sophomore girl was killed in a car accident on graduation night.

Amanda’s brother, Jonathan, was behind the wheel and too drunk to drive. He’s spent the past year in prison and has cut off all ties. But now Jonathan is coming home. Just as Amanda’s trying to figure out what that means for her family and herself, she’s paired up for a school project with Henry Crane—a former crush, and brother of Jonathan’s ex-girlfriend, who survived the crash with horrible injuries.

Everyone is still incredibly damaged by the events of that night. Can Amanda and Henry finally begin to heal what’s broken and find some peace?

   
Also for KOBO. (Affiliate links included.)
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Merry Christmas!


I hope you all are enjoying Christmas today, for those that celebrate! If you celebrate another religious holiday at this time of year, I wish you a very joyous time! If you don't celebrate anything, well, I'll still wish you a very merry day! :)

We always spend a portion of the day with our small little family and then with extended family and I look forward to it every year. The best is watching our children's faces when they first come out on Christmas morning. I love seeing the sheer joy on their faces!

We also spend some time on Christmas Eve reading the story of Christ's birth, sharing testimony of Him, and sharing what we're all grateful for. In a world that has become so commercialized, it's nice to spend some quiet and meaningful time with family and remembering why we celebrate the holiday.

Blessings to you all,

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eBook #Kindle Deals in #Romance, #ChristianRomance, & #YA!


If you love reading on your Kindle as much as I do you're always happy to find some great deals on ebooks. Today is a great day for those who love romance and some YA. Here are some deals I found (affiliate links included):

Romance ebook sales, including authors such as Susan Mallery, Robyn Carr, and Brenda Novak can be found HERE.

Some Inspirational Romance definitely worth picking up:
 
  

And here are a few YA ebooks from $1.99 - $2.99 that I found:
   
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Did I Mention I Love You? by Estelle Maskame (Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway)


I'm sharing about the DIMILY Trilogy today from Sourcebooks Fire. Check out all the info, an excerpt, and giveaway below...

Did I Mention I Love You? (The DIMILY Trilogy, #1)Did I Mention I Love You?
(The DIMILY Trilogy #1)
by Estelle Maskame
YA Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 448 Pages
December 1st 2015 by Sourcebooks Fire
Summary

Love is everything but expected.

Eden Munro came to California for a summer of sun, sand, and celebrities- what better way to forget about the drama back home? Until she meets her new family of strangers; a dad she hasn’t seen in three years, a stepmonster, and three stepbrothers.

Eden gets her own room in her dad’s fancy house in Santa Monica. A room right next door to her oldest stepbrother. Tyler Bruce. Whom she cannot stand. He has angry blue eyes and an ego bigger than a Beverly Hills mansion. She’s never felt such intense dislike for someone. But the two are constantly thrown together as his group of friends pulls her into their world of rule-breaking, partying, and pier-hanging.

And the more she tries to understand what makes Tyler burn hotter than the California sun, the more Eden finds herself falling for the one person she shouldn’t…

Did I Mention I Love You? is the addictive first book in Wattpad sensation Estelle Maskame’s DIMIY trilogy: three unforgettable summers of secrets, heartbreak, and forbidden romance.

      

Praise for the Book

“Readers will root for them, like they would with Edward and Bella—the mutual attraction and need for one another is palpable. It rings of passion, excitement, and first love.” –VOYA Magazine

“An edgy young adult romance with dark layers” –The Examiner

“A believable coming-of-age story and an unconventional romance, set against a present-day California summer... . The fallout of divorce, the insidiousness of substance abuse and family secrets, and especially the pangs of first love drive this emotionally resonant tale.” – Publishers Weekly

“Written in first person, Maskame’s trilogy opener is an excellent portrayal of a teenage girl’s life in the 21st century. Eden has to adjust to her blended family, try to feel pretty, be body conscious, and make friends, all while falling in love for the first time. She is someone all young people can relate to...Romance fans will be captivated by Eden and her journey to finding herself and true love.” –School Library Journal
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A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro (Waiting on Wednesday)


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

I love everything Watkins and Holmes, so when I saw this one I was thrilled! A story about their descendants three-generations later? Framed for murder? Having to form an alliance to prove their innocence? Maybe some romantic tension (one can hope)? I'm in! It's my WOW pick this week:
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Roman's Holiday by Susan Aylworth (Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway)

Roman's Holiday

Welcome to my tour stop for Roman's Holiday by Susan Aylworth! You can check out the book, and excerpt, and enter a giveaway below...

Roman's HolidayRoman's Holiday
(Rainbow Rock Romances)
by Susan Aylworth
Adult Contemporary Romance
ebook, 230 Pages
November 16th 2015
Summary

Four years after Roman Kincaid was catapulted into stardom as a country-western singer and A-list movie star, he is burned out: exhausted by a grueling schedule, drained by the ceaseless demands of producers and managers, weary of meeting the needs of others at the expense of his own. Leaving a sold-out show in Phoenix, he rents a car and drives north and east, landing in the Painted Desert town of Rainbow Rock.


Nearly three years after leaving her old life behind, Lottie Beale is feeding people and baking pies, managing the Kachina Café and tending secrets of her own. When circumstances conspire to give two attractive people some time alone together amid the world-class vistas of the Four Corners, they discover more than either had bargained for.

 
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The Starlight Chronicles by Lisa Orchard (Blog Tour & Giveaway)


The Starlight Chronicles
GENRE: Young Adult / Coming of Age
EDITOR: EsKape Press
COVER DESGINER: For the Muse Designs

Lark Singer is seventeen years old and already on the way to a brilliant music career. But as she and her band, Starlight, gear up for a competition, life seems to be throwing her a few curve balls. The mysteries of her past seem to be unraveling, and she’s no longer certain she wants to know those answers or how knowing about her past will affect her difficult relationship with her mother. And when her best friend, Bean, changes things between them, all her plans for a musical future are placed in jeopardy. How can she balance her complicated personal life to keep her musical goals on track?


Check out my reviews of Gideon Lee, Lark Singer, and Starlight. Read excerpts from each book and enter the giveaway below...
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Weekly Update #146


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.

I've still been MIA on the blog. I have posts that have been going up and will continue to, but last week was so busy! This week and next are supposed to officially be cyber free as I spend time with the family. I will pop in if I can squeeze in time, but plan on not really seeing me.

Tonight I finished our baking to deliver to friends. I went with five different things and they were all new recipes. Overall, they turned out great! It was a lot of work, but it's done. Tomorrow is cinnamon roll day where I'll be baking some to devour along with hot chocolate tomorrow night after seeing lights and then I'll save a batch to bake Christmas morning. We always have a yummy breakfast after opening gifts and the kids actually look forward to it. I am really looking forward to Christmas! Our youngest is four and she's pure joy, so these are the really good years. :)

Here's what to expect this week:
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