I can't wait for... Toward a Secret Sky by Heather Maclean (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 love the mix of a secret organization, fantasy, and aristocracy! Should be an interesting read. It's my pick this week...
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Amazon Gift Card for the Monthly #Giveaway for March


I'm sticking with a simple giveaway this month, a $10 Amazon eGift Card, open internationally as long as the winner can receive it. It's always something I can use, so hopefully you can too. :)


Good luck!

Must be able to receive the gift card through one of Amazon's branches (US, CAN, UK, etc.). Must be at least 13 years old to enter and have parental permission if under 18. 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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#WishfulWonder March Instagram Challenge


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


The MINI BLOG AHEAD is hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup.
Find out more and sign up here.

We'll be on a short vacation for spring break and so this is perfect timing for me. My goal is to get the second half of March all scheduled so that I can enjoy our trip and stay caught up with everything. I'll keep track of the number of posts I schedule here:

STATUS:
15 / 15 posts. 100% done.

Week 1 (March 1-7) = __ posts
W=1  TH=1 F=9  SA=0  SU=0  M=0  TU=2

Week 2 (March 8-15) = __ posts
W=2  TH=0  F=0  SA=0  SU=0  M=0  TU=0  W=0

Are you joining in?

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Future Threat by Elizabeth Briggs (Blog Tour Guest Post & #Giveaway)


Elizabeth Briggs is stopping by today to some fun facts about time
travel from her series. Check that, the book, and giveaway out below...

Future Threat
(Future Shock #2)
by Elizabeth Briggs
YA SciFi, Time Travel
Hardcover, Paperback & ebook, 272 Pages
March 1st 2017 by AW Teen

Summary

Six months ago Aether Corporation sent Elena, Adam, and three other recruits on a trip to the future where they brought back secret information--but not everyone made it back to the present alive. Now Elena's dealing with her survivor's guilt and trying to make her relationship with Adam work. All she knows for sure is that she's done with time travel and Aether Corporation.

But Aether's not done with her--or Adam, or fellow survivor Chris. The travelers on Aether's latest mission to the future have gone missing, and Elena and her friends are drafted into the rescue effort. They arrive in a future that's amazingly advanced, thanks to Aether Corporation's reverse-engineered technology. The mission has deadly consequences, though, and they return to the future to try to alter the course of events.

But the future is different yet again. Now every trip through time reveals new complications, and more lives lost--or never born. Elena and Adam must risk everything--including their relationship--to save their friends.

The second book in the New York Times bestselling Future Shock trilogy.

(Affiliate links included.)
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Dragonkyn by Nathan Smith Jones (Blog Tour Spotlight)


I've read some really good books in the past year with dragons in them one way
or another, so this one grabbed my interest right away. Find out more below...

Dragonkyn
by Nathan Smith Jones
YA Urban Fantasy, Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 224 Pages
February 14th 2017 by Cedar Fort, Inc.

Summary

Marc Mondragon is your average teenager: always getting into trouble, crushing on the pretty girl in school. But when strange things begin happening to his body, Marc is thrust into a new world where dragons are no longer just fairytales. Now knowing he’s part dragon, Marc joins a group of Dragonkyn who call themselves Sorceron. As Marc discovers new powers within himself, he starts to wonder how much he can really trust his fellow Dragonkyn. After the leader of Sorceron orders the rest of the group to kill Marc, he flees. But when he discovers that people are going to attack the Sorceron, Marc is faced with a dilemma. Will he try to help the Dragonkyn who tried to kill him?

(Affiliate links included.)
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#Frostblood by @elly_blake #Giveaway thanks to @theNovl!

I'm excited today to be sharing some cool content and a giveaway in partnership
with Little, Brown & Co! Check it all out below and don't forget to check out the
series' official page and take the quiz to find out if you're a Frostblood or Fireblood!

Frostblood
(Frostblood Saga #1)
by Elly Blake
YA Fantasy
Hardcover, Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
January 10th 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Summary

The Frost King will burn.

Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has concealed her powers of heat and flame from the cruel Frostblood ruling class her entire life. But when her mother is killed trying to protect her, and rebel Frostbloods demand her help to overthrow their bloodthirsty king, she agrees to come out of hiding, desperate to have her revenge.

Despite her unpredictable abilities, Ruby trains with the rebels and the infuriating—yet irresistible—Arcus, who seems to think of her as nothing more than a weapon. But before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to compete in the king’s tournaments that pit Fireblood prisoners against Frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her—and from the icy young man she has come to love.

Vivid and compelling, Frostblood is the first in an exhilarating series about a world where flame and ice are mortal enemies . . . but together create a power that could change everything.

(Affiliate links included.)
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Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis (Review)

Masks and ShadowsMasks and Shadows
by Stephanie Burgis
Adult Historical Fantasy, Romance
Paperback & ebook, 300 Pages
April 12th 2016 by Pyr

Summary

The year is 1779, and Carlo Morelli, the most renowned castrato singer in Europe, has been invited as an honored guest to Eszterháza Palace. With Carlo in Prince Nikolaus Esterházy's carriage, ride a Prussian spy and one of the most notorious alchemists in the Habsburg Empire. Already at Eszterháza is Charlotte von Steinbeck, the very proper sister of Prince Nikolaus's mistress. Charlotte has retreated to the countryside to mourn her husband's death. Now, she must overcome the ingrained rules of her society in order to uncover the dangerous secrets lurking within the palace's golden walls. Music, magic, and blackmail mingle in a plot to assassinate the Habsburg Emperor and Empress--a plot that can only be stopped if Carlo and Charlotte can see through the masks worn by everyone they meet.

"Romance, music and dark alchemy rise to a pitch-perfect ending in this wonderful historical novel. Memorable and utterly delightful."
Aliette de Bodard, Nebula Award-Winning author of The House of Shattered Wings

(Affiliate links included.)
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Weekly Update #204, another fun week ahead...


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, as well as to Tynga's Reviews for Stacking the Shelves 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.

This last week was so busy in my non-blogging life that I didn't get to respond to all my comments and kind of went MIA on social media. I had to let something go and that's what went. This week is looking much lighter and I'm looking forward to it! We will be gone on a mini-vacation in a couple of weeks when the kids are on fall break and so I'm planning on prepping quite a bit and getting ahead on my reading.

Regardless of my busy schedule last week, it was still a fun week of posts as this week is sure to be as well...
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New Releases, Free & Bargain Books for February 20th - 26th #Freebook #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)
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One Fell Down by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen (Blog Tour Review & #Giveaway)


What grabbed my attention originally with this book was the cover and
title. Check out what I thought about the story and the giveaway below...

One Fell Down
by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen
Adult Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 255 Pages
February 1st 2017 by Covenant Communications

Summary

When Mikaela York opens an anonymous blue sympathy card with the nursery rhyme “Jack and Jill” written inside, she doesn’t know what to make of it. But soon after, Mikaela and her fiancé are in a tragic car accident, resulting in her husband-to-be’s death. Then when Mikaela’s grandmother loses her life in a hiking accident one year later, an old man gives Mikaela another mysterious blue card at the funeral.

After the service, Mikaela’s grandfather asks that she oversee the renovations on his bed & breakfast in New Zealand. When she arrives, Mikaela meets Tui Davies—the inn’s manager—and Brentin Williams, the man Tui expects her daughter to marry. Tui helps Mikaela retrieve a doll from the cellar vault, but the doll turns out to be an evil omen that Mikaela is told she must get rid of before someone is murdered.

Meanwhile, the old man from the funeral is bent on revenge and is plotting against everyone who has ever wronged him, and Mikaela is next in line. But until she discovers the killer’s contact in New Zealand, whom can she trust? And while Brentin attempts to help Mikaela overcome her grief, she must decide—is she ready to love again?

(Affiliate link included.)
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Behind the Lens by Cassandra Giovanni (Cover Reveal & #Giveaway)


Welcome to the Cover Reveal (designed by Gio Design Studios) for
Behind the Lens by Cassandra Giovanni
Coming Month March 14th 2017...
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The SEAL's Return by Patricia Potter (Blog Tour Grand Finale & #Giveaway)

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Book Tour Grand Finale for
The SEAL's Return
By Patricia Potter

We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out...

Launch - Author Interview

What do you hope readers take with them after they’ve read it?

That they respect the military and reach out with a helping hand and understanding heart. And that love can often conquer even the greatest obstacles.
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Holdfast by Kate Carter (Book Blitz Excerpt & #Giveaway)


Holdfast
by Kate Carter
YA SciFi, Thriller
Paperback & ebook, 330 Pages
December 14th 2016

Summary

Once they’d do anything to keep her safe. Now they’ll do anything to kill her.

The discovery of a genetically twisted corpse on her latest stepfather’s ranch in the Badlands of Forsaken triggers a desperate and brutal race against time for eighteen-year-old con artist Ariel Tesla when her loving stepbrothers are turned into monstrous killers with a single purpose: to hunt Ariel down and destroy her.

Running for her life, the one person she can turn to for help is the last person in the galaxy she can trust, former mark Hale Carrow. She needs a ship to get off the planet, fast; he wants revenge on the girl who broke his heart.

To save the family she never thought she wanted, she’s going to have to gamble on the boy she betrayed, or no-one’s life will ever be the same.

And hers will be over.

(Affiliate links included.)


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Station Fosaan by Dee Garretson (Blog Tour Interview & #Giveaway)


I love SciFi and this one sounds really good! Check out
my interview with the author and the giveaway below...

Station Fosaan (Torch World, #1)
Station Fosaan
(Torch World Series #1)
by Dee Garretson
YA SciFi
Paperback & ebook, 300 Pages
February 14th 2017 by Month9Books

Summary

Scientists and their families stationed on the remote planet of Fosaan were promised a tropical vacation-like experience. But Fosaan, devastated from an apocalyptic event nearly three-hundred years ago, is full of lethal predators and dangerous terrain. 

Earthers are forbidden to go beyond the safety zone of their settlement and must not engage the remaining reclusive Fosaanians, native to the planet. Sixteen-year-old Quinn Neen is about to do both of those things. 

During an unsanctioned exploration of the planet, Quinn discovers a beautiful Fosaanian girl named Mira stealing food from his family’s living unit. But before he can convince her to show him around, scientists are taken captive, leaving Quinn and the other young Earthers at the mercy of space raiders. 

Quinn must go from renegade to leader and convince Mira to become an ally in a fight against an enemy whose very existence threatens their lives and the future of Earthers stuck on Fosaan and at home. 

STATION FOSAAN is THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND meets STAR TREK: THE WRATH OF KHAN.

(Affiliate links included.)
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I can't wait for... Shadowcaster by Cinda Williams Chima (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.

This cover just rocks! Plus, she's one of my favorite fantasy authors. So stoked for this one, you guys!!! It's my pick this week...
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Reignited by Colleen Houck (Blog Tour Guest Post & #Giveaway)

Author Colleen Houck is stopping by today to share her favorite books from last year.
Make sure to check that and the other fun info out, especially the giveaway, below... 

Reignited
A Companion to the Reawakened Series
(Reawakened #0.5)
by Colleen Houck
YA Fantasy, Novella
Paperback & ebook, 80 Pages
February 21st 2017

Summary

A sibling rivalry.
A forbidden romance.
A spell that changes everything.

In Heliopolis secrets abound and passions ignite as chaos rises.

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Tiger’s Curse series and Reawakened comes a novella full of celestial marvel, passion, betrayal, and evil that will grow to reign over humanity forever.

Before Lily and Amon met, before the cosmos was in chaos and needed three brave brothers to fight off evil, there were four siblings who helped rule the earth.

Each sibling had a special gift. Osiris, the god of agriculture, helped mortals to grow and thrive in their natural environment. Isis, the goddess of creation, fostered health and wellness. Nephthys, the seer, was able to keep the balance between all living beings and the universe. But Seth, the youngest sibling, was left without any special powers. The Waters of Chaos, which granted each god’s talent, were running dry, and Seth was paying the price.

As time passed, however, Seth’s determination and willfulness resulted in a very special gift, one that should have granted him the ability to enact wondrous change. But Seth’s competitive childhood gave him a heart so cold and vacant that instead, his gift brought about great evil.

Seth was now the god of unmaking, the creator of disorder and destruction. And he was ready to seek his revenge, dominating all who got in his way.

(Affiliate links included.)

Praise for the Series

"[A] must-read for thrill-seekers and fans of alternate worlds."—RT Book Reviews

"Rick Riordan fans who are looking for another series will delight in this fantasy."—SLJ

"Littered with Egyptian mythology and snappy dialogue, this romantic adventure is a good choice for graduates of Rick Riordan or fans of Houck’s Tiger’s Curse series."—Booklist

"Fans of paranormal romance will love the Egyptian spin on this story of devotion and sacrifice, and Lily’s humor, combined with plentiful dangerous escapades, will keep readers engaged."—VOYA

"The author weaves her story out of Egyptian lore, cinematic magic, selfless love, and . . . is clever enough to remain surprising even to the last sentence."—Kirkus Reviews

“Houck’s moving depiction of the love between Lily and Amon is memorable."—Publishers Weekly

"Wonderfully written and…the heart-pounding adventures are topped only by the heart-melting romance."—The Deseret News

"A sparkling new novel with a fully imagined world and mythos, and crackling romance! Egyptian mythology has never been this riveting!"—Aprilynne Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Wings series, on Reawakened, book one in the series
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The Triple Date Dare by Lauraine Henderson (Blog Tour Review, Excerpt & #Giveaway)


I wasn't too sure about this debut, but it interested me enough to be willing to give it a go. I'm quite happy I did! Read my full review as well as an excerpt, and enter the giveaway below...

The Triple Date Dare
by Lauraine Henderson
LDS Contemporary Romance, Christian
Paperback & ebook, 212 Pages
December 8th 2016

Summary

Writer Laura Nelson can’t believe her luck. Since staying in a beach house on the Oregon coast, she’s had two run-ins with the police. The upside is that handsome Officer David Harrington handled both situations.

Laura, still stinging from years of making poor choices, has come to Oregon to take control of her life. She recently renewed her relationship with God and the church, and she’s in the process of writing her next mystery. But is she ready for romance?

David has a rule: don’t get close to women. He is ashamed of his unlawful past, a father in jail and an alcoholic mother. His triple date dare is a sure-fire way to keep women at bay. Who would love him with all his baggage anyway?

When he asks Laura out, David figures she will crash and burn as planned. He had no idea she would not only change the rules of his famous dating dare, but sneak her way into his heart.

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Chameleon by Zoe Kalo (Book Blitz Excerpt & #Giveaway)



Are you a book reviewer? Request a review copy here!

Chameleon
by Zoe Kalo
YA Paranormal, Gothic
Paperback & ebook, 250 Pages
February 2nd 2017

Summary

An isolated convent, a supernatural presence, a dark secret… 

17-year-old Paloma only wanted to hold a séance to contact her dead father. She never thought she would be kicked out of school and end up in an isolated convent. Now, all she wants is to be left alone. But slowly, she develops a bond with a group of girls: kind-hearted Maria, insolent Silvy, pathological liar Adelita, and their charismatic leader Rubia.

When, yet again, Paloma holds a séance in the hope of contacting her father, she awakens an entity that has been dormant for years. And then, the body count begins. Someone doesn’t want the secret out… Are the ghost and Paloma’s suspicions real—or only part of her growing paranoia and delusions?

(Affiliate link included.)
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The Splash of Lady Harriett (Cover Reveal & #Giveaway)


Welcome to the Cover Reveal for
The Splash of Lady Harriett by Rachael Anderson
Coming August 28th 2017...
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The Rise of Miss Notley by Rachael Anderson (Book Blitz Excerpt & #Giveaway)

The Rise of Miss Notley
(Tanglewood #2)
by Rachael Anderson
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 270 Pages
February 20th 2017 by HEA Publishing

Summary

To escape an undesirable match, Miss Notley must give up her riches for rags.

When Miss Coralynn Notley’s father barters her off to the first titled gentleman to come along, she realizes she must flee her home or be forced to wed a despicable man. Driven by desperation, she applies for the position of housekeeper at Tanglewood Manor, the home of the handsome Mr. Jonathan Ludlow.

The moment Jonathan sees Miss Notley, he is intrigued. She is far too young and inexperienced, yet there is something about her that that inspires a certain hope within him. Does he dare offer her the position of housekeeper or will doing so result in catastrophe?

(Affiliate link included.)
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Weekly Update #203, The books are piling up...


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, as well as to Tynga's Reviews for Stacking the Shelves 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 recently looked at the books released so far this year that I have already missed reviewing... I've started working on catching up, but then I looked ahead... I always forget how busy March and April are for me. There are always so many new releases that I don't want to miss, but I also judge for the Whitney Awards and then have other books I just want to read. The books seem to be piling up, which of course I said I wouldn't do this year. Ha!

I also have a backlog of reviews. Terrible to be in that position, I know. ;) I've had other promotional posts and I didn't' want to just dump a bunch of reviews. It's kind of funny, in a way, that I already need to do some rescheduling and we're only half-way through February. I actually feel good about having extra posts though. It's nice to know I have them when I need them and I'm thinking I'll just schedule them ahead when I don't have other posts already scheduled even if it's a month or two out.

So, I'm curious... Do you guys feel like I do with spring releases and not wanting to pass them up? Do you schedule posts far in advance, posting a review a month or more after you've read the book? The most I've been scheduled ahead is a month, but that's fairly rare. Anyway, let me know. :)

 And here's what to expect this week:
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How to Get Over Your Ex in Ninety Days by Jennifer Peel (Review)

How to Get Over Your Ex in Ninety DaysHow to Get Over Your Ex in Ninety Days
by Jennifer Peel
Adult Contemporary Romance
ebook, 240 Pages
December 26th 2016

Summary

How to Get Over Your Ex in Ninety Days 

• Break off all contact for ninety days.
• Stay away from social media.
• Remember all the things you liked to do when you were single and revisit those activities.
• Think carefully about starting any new romantic attachments. 
• Wine, lots of wine. No, don’t. It could end badly. 
• Be mindful of anxiety and feelings of hopelessness. 
• Remind yourself it takes ninety days for your mind to switch gears and picture your life in a new direction.

Presley Benson thinks she found the perfect plan to get over her ex-boyfriend, Jackson Montgomery. All she needs is ninety days. There’s a problem, though. Jackson Montgomery is the newly appointed vice principal of Riverton High School where she teaches drama. 

And oh yeah, he wants her back. 

So what’s a girl to do? Stick with the plan of course.

(Affiliate link included.)
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The SEAL's Return by Patricia Potter (Blog Tour Launch Interview & Giveaway)

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Book Tour Launch for
The SEAL's Return
By Patricia Potter

Author Interview

1. What is your motivation behind The SEAL’s Return?

It’s the fourth in my Home to Covenant Falls series about veterans – men, women and even animals – who return home from the battlefield. The first, I thought, would be a stand-alone book about Josh Manning, a troubled and guilt-haunted Ranger returning home with a military dog as damaged as his new owner. It was inspired by a story in the New York Times about military dogs who came home with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Josh’s best friend, the dog’s handler, died saving my hero’s life and left him a cabin in a small Colorado town. The cabin and the town – along with the town’s lady mayor – helped them both heal.

When I finished Josh’s story, I didn't want to leave Covenant Falls. I had fallen in love with the town and its quirky and good hearted citizens. I simply wanted to live there. Since I couldn’t do that, the next best thing was to revisit it.

Other stories started forming in my head.

Josh’s cabin was left to another veteran, this time a chopper pilot. He was followed by a battlefield surgical nurse. 

And then it was time for my Navy SEAL, the fourth in the series. I’ve always wanted to write a book about a Navy SEAL. The training is the most difficult of any service and they do extraordinary deeds.   My SEAL is Jubal Pierce, and he’ll always be one of my favorite heroes. Half of his life has been in the SEALs. His total identity is being a SEAL. When a mission gone bad leaves him physically unable to continue as a SEAL he is lost and rudderless.

It takes a troubled kid, a buckskin Quarter Horse named Jacko and a lady doctor to make him realize he still has something to offer.

2. What do you hope readers take with them after they’ve read it?

That they respect the military and reach out with a helping hand and understanding heart. And that love can often conquer even the greatest obstacles.

3. Do you have a favorite scene that you can share with us?

I think it’s when Jubal helps with the birth of a colt:

To Jubal, it was a miracle. Life beginning. He’d seen so much life ending, often in terrible ways. “It was . . .” Jubal stopped, unable to express the feelings surging through him. The colt and mother together touched him as nothing else had.

Jubal swallowed hard. An odd tug pulled at his heart. And a rare indecisiveness. He knew a lot about survival and weapons and killing. Not so much about something so new and innocent. . . For the first time he could remember, Jubal was at peace in his world.

4. If you could sum the book up in one sentence, what would you say?

You never know when you’ll find your home.

5. Share something about you that is unique – maybe about how/where you write.

It’s probably not unique to most writers, but curiosity is a compulsion with me. I’ll start researching one subject – how much money does a Navy SEAL make? – and end up hours later following the Yellow Brick Road to quite different topics. Google is, quite simply, my downfall.

The SEAL's Return
(Home to Covenant Falls #4)
by Patricia Potter
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
February 1st 2017 by Harlequin Superromance

This is the home he never expected…

With a terrifying ordeal behind him, former navy SEAL Jubal Pierce was supposed to stay in Covenant Falls, Colorado, for only a day or two. That's it. He's not prepared to put down roots here—no matter how intriguing the town's new doctor happens to be. Not to mention Dr. Lisa Redding's teen brother is on a troubled path that's all too familiar. Suddenly Jubal finds himself entangled in the community and with deep, unfamiliar feelings for Lisa. But maybe a little detour is just what a warrior needs to find his true purpose…and true love.

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Last Day on Mars by Kevin Emerson (Blog Tour Review, Guest Post & Giveaway)

I met Kevin Emerson a while back when he had just released his YA contemporary,
Exile. He was really fun to chat with. This is his newest release. See what I thought,
check out Kevin's tens list (which is totally fun!), and enter the giveaway below. And also
check out this guide that he and the publisher put together here (it's got some cool stuff).

Last Day on Mars
(Chronicle of the Dark Star #1)
by Kevin Emerson
Middle Grade SciFi
Hardcover & ebook, 336 Pages
February 14th 2017 by HarperCollins/Walden Pond Press

Summary

It is Earth year 2213—but, of course, there is no Earth anymore. Not since it was burned to a cinder by the sun, which has mysteriously begun the process of going supernova. The human race has fled to Mars, but this was only a temporary solution while we prepare for a second trip: a one-hundred-fifty-year journey to a distant star, our best guess at where we might find a new home.

Liam Saunders-Chang is one of the last humans left on Mars. The son of two scientists who have been racing against time to create technology vital to humanity’s survival, Liam, along with his friend Phoebe, will be on the very last starliner to depart before Mars, like Earth before it, is destroyed.

Or so he thinks. Because before this day is over, Liam and Phoebe will make a series of profound discoveries about the nature of time and space, and find out that the human race is just one of many in our universe locked in a desperate struggle for survival.

(Affiliate links included.)

Praise for the Book

“Emerson’s writing explodes off the page in this irresistible space adventure, filled with startling plot twists, diabolical aliens, and (my favorite!) courageous young heroes faced with an impossible task.” --Lisa McMann, New York Times bestselling author of The Unwanteds series

“Last Day on Mars is thrillingly ambitious and imaginative, a rousing space opera for any age, meticulously researched and relentlessly paced. A fantastic start to an epic new series.” --Soman Chainani, New York Times bestselling author of The School for Good and Evil

“This is perfect science fiction: a terrifying yet very cool vision of the future, lots of technological awesomeness, mind-bending alien mysteries, a mission to save the human race—and two funny, resourceful, very real kid heroes who I’d follow to the edges of the universe.” --Tui Sutherland, New York Times bestselling author of the Wings of Fire series

“A hugely enjoyable blend of adventure, humor, science, and kids trying to find their place when humanity itself doesn’t have one.” --Emma Trevayne, author of The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden

“Action-packed science-fiction adventure.” --Brightly.com
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Love Remains by Sarah M. Eden (Cover Reveal)


Welcome to the Cover Reveal for
Love Remains by Sarah M. Eden
From the world of Hope Springs, coming September 5th 2017...
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Under Gemini by Linda Hope Lee (Blog Tour Grand Finale & #Giveaway)

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Book Tour Grand Finale for
Under Gemini
By Linda Hope Lee

We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out...

Launch - Note from the Author

Welcome to my Prism Book Tour for Under Gemini, a Crimson Rose novel published by The Wild Rose Press. Gemini is a fictional island in the San Juans, an archipelago between Washington State and British Columbia. I’ve long thought the islands would be a good setting for a mystery and finally an idea came to mind.
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Crazy Messy Beautiful by Carrie Arcos (Blog Tour Tens List & #Giveaway)

Author Carrie Arcos is stopping by today to share ten facts about
her newest YA release. Check that, the book, and giveaway out below...

Crazy Messy Beautiful
by Carrie Arcos
YA Contemporary
Hardcover, Audiobook & ebook, 320 Pages
February 7th 2017 by Philomel Books

Summary

From National Book Award finalist Carrie Arcos–a fresh take on happily ever after, and friendship, that is anything but a love story.

When your namesake is Pablo Neruda—the greatest love poet of all time—finding “the one” should be easy. After all, sixteen-year-old aspiring artist Neruda Diaz has been in love many times before. So it’s only a matter of time before someone loves him back.

Callie could be that someone. She’s creative and edgy, and nothing like the girls Neruda typically falls for, so when a school assignment brings them together, he is pleasantly surprised to learn they have a lot in common. With his true love in reach and his artistic ambitions on track, everything is finally coming together.

But as Neruda begins to fall faster and harder than ever before, he is blindsided by the complicated nature of love—and art—in more ways than one. And when the relationships he’s looked to for guidance threaten to implode, Neruda must confront the reality that love is crazier, messier, and more beautiful than he ever realized—and riskier, too, than simply saying the words.

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Valentine's Day Collection by Multiple Authors (Review)

Valentine's Day Collection (A Timeless Romance Anthology Book 19)Valentine's Day Collection
(A Timeless Romance Anthology)
by Janette Rallison, Heather B. Moore, Jenny Proctor, Annette Lyon, Heather Tullis, & Sarah M. Eden
Adult Contemporary Romance, Novella
ebook, 334 Pages
February 1st 2017 by Mirror Press

Summary

From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling & #1 Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series in Clean Romance, comes VALENTINE'S DAY COLLECTION. 

Six brand new contemporary romance novellas by Janette Rallison, Heather B. Moore, Jenny Proctor, Annette Lyon, Heather Tullis, and Sarah M. Eden. 

A BRUSH WITH THE LAW by Janette Rallison
Bethany has endured a streak of depressing Valentine’s Days. And this one is turning out no different. Her friend set her up on a blind date—and Bethany can only hope that James will be a decent guy. But it seems the fated day has other plans, and Bethany finds herself in the middle of a comedy of errors that make a blind date with a stranger the least of her problems.

EVERY OCCASION by Heather B. Moore
When Maurie moves back to her hometown to open up her dream shop, she calls a local construction crew for help. Former teenage crush Grant shows up on her front porch, answering the call for the construction job, and Maurie’s memories of her troubled childhood return with full force. When she discovers Grant has a troubled past of his own, Maurie realizes that she might have misjudged him all along.

HOLD YOUR BREATH by Jenny Proctor
As Kayla trains for the Olympic swimming trials, she vows to never let another boyfriend get in her way. When she finds out her younger sister’s new high school swim coach is Nate—the guy Kayla had a huge crush on when they were in school together—Kayla realizes that her resolve is weakening. But Kayla isn’t willing to risk giving up her Olympic dream for anyone, not even charming Nate.

THE ULTIMATE BACHELOR CHALLENGE by Annette Lyon
When Sam’s long-time boyfriend, Steve, texts that he has something important to ask her on Valentine’s Day, she’s sure that he’s going to propose. Determined to look great for the big day, she hits the all-night laundromat to wash her favorite outfit. When her clothes are chugging away in a machine, Steve calls and pops a question—not one she ever would have expected. Reeling with shock, she’s left facing the holiday alone, unless you count the other person at laundromat, a guy leaning against his own washer, intent on his phone.

DEAL BREAKERS by Heather Tullis
The last place Colette wants to be stranded is the snowed-in Denver airport, especially when her sister is enduring chemo treatments and needs Colette’s help back home. When Colette runs into another stranded passenger—none other than former college boyfriend Drew—she can’t believe how much he’s changed . . . and hasn’t changed. Drew is still the same amazing guy that Colette was foolish enough to blow off for someone else. By the time she’d realized her mistake all those years ago, Drew’s heart had been too broken to give her a second chance. Now Colette can only hope that she can work her way back into his heart.

HEY, HELEN! by Sarah M. Eden
On the surface, Helen seems to have her life figured out. Her advice column, Hey, Helen!, is gaining more readers every week. She regularly hangs out with the guy next door, laughing and chatting over pizza and work. But when her feelings for her handsome neighbor begin tiptoeing toward something more than friendship, Helen can’t help hoping Neil might feel the same way. Between her own uncertainties, his friend-zone treatment of her, and a pair of loudly interfering parents, Hey, Helen! could use a little advice in love.

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The Return by Kelly St. Clare (Cover Reveal, Excerpt & Giveaway)


Welcome to the Cover Reveal (designed by Tracey at Soxsational Cover Art) for
The Return by Kelly St. Clare
Coming June 2017...
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I can't wait for... For Love and Honor by Jody Hedlund (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've read the previous two books in this series, enjoyed the first book, loved the second, so I'm really looking forward to this newest release! It's my pick this week...
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Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones (Blog Tour Spotlight)


I love folklore and retellings, so this has been on my list for some time. Find out more below..

Wintersong
by S. Jae-Jones
YA Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Hardcover, Paperback & ebook, 448 Pages
February 7th 2017 by Thomas Dunne

Summary

Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.

All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.

But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.

Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.

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