Saturday, August 13, 2016

Winners!



The winners have been picked for Peggy's tour! I'm excited to announce them. But first, here are the posts all in one place.

Author Interviews

Book Review

Character Interviews

Excerpt

Guest Post


And now to see who the winners are. 

Winners

Due to there only being 15 people who entered, everyone is a winner! Congratulations!


 5 copies of Elle Burton
Beth A.
Sally P.
Lisa R.
Renee G.
Mary P.

8 copies of Missing
Sharon E.
Connie A.
RJ C. 
James R.
Corrine T.
Raechel K.
Victoria M.
Heidi L.

2 Pendant Replicas
Samantha D.
Emily A.

Congratulations, all! Peggy will be in touch with each of you soon.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Missing: A Blog Tour




Howdy, Bookish readers! Today, we've got an author from a special state. Why is it so special? Because she lives in the same wonderful state that I do! Wisconsin. :D But you don't want to listen to me talk about Wisconsin. I'm sure you'd prefer to let Peggy talk about her book. So I'll stop jabbering to you.

Have you ever had to sacrifice something to bring back something or someone you love? Peggy McAloon is here today to talk about the second book in her Lessons from Fiori series, Missing. Elle's brother has been kidnapped. Will she be able to save him?

About the Book


Kidnapping. Monsters. Magic.

Elle's desperate to find her kidnapped brother. She teams up with the winged warriors from the dimension of Fiori to save him, but JJ isn't the only one in danger. What will Elle sacrifice to bring her brother home? Can she fulfill the ancient prophecy and restore the magic of the Bronze Pendant?
 
You will love this Coming of Age, action-packed fantasy for middle-grade readers. Elle Burton's goal is to rescue her brother. What she discovers is pure evil. The author provides a female role model who strives to overcome her flaws and inspire kids everywhere.
 
"Missing" blends the magic of a fairytale with the contemporary realities of the world today's youth inhabit. You will discover a new world order through the journey of a young girl who exhibits both compassion and jaw-dropping courage in her quest to fulfill an ancient prophecy. Find yourself caught in the ultimate struggle between good and evil. "Missing" is the second book in the "Lessons from Fiori" series.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Date Night Winner!




This has been a fun tour. Thank you all for joining in. If you missed any of the posts, you can find them here:

Author Interviews

Character Interviews  

Excerpts


 Winner

And now for the winner. Congratulations to... *Cues drum roll*

Sarah!!!

Laurie will be in touch with you shortly to get you the exciting Date Night gift basket!

Thank you all for joining me on this blog tour!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Lady Dragon, Tela Du Cover Reveal



 This must be the week for Dragons. Today, we have a friend of mine on the blog with her cover reveal for her book named Lady Dragon, Tela Du by Kendra Ardnek. It looks like a unique book and I love the cover!


About the Book

Two girls with one face
Two girls with twisted fate
One in purple, one in red
One shall speak the other’s death
Who shall win their final war?
Lady Dragon or Tela Du?

Amber, the Lady Dragon, has been promised a fifty-year reign over Rizkaland and nothing can stop her from claiming it. But when you've lived six thousand years, fifty is such a pitiful number. Only one person can keep her from making this reign permanent - the Tela Du, a girl who shall share Amber's face.

The last thing Petra wants is a magical world interrupting her plans for a normal life, let alone an ultimate battle against the Lady Dragon with only one prophesied survivor. She has her childhood best friend, Reuben, at her side, but she's not sure if he's more of a help or a hindrance right now. Though she'd much prefer to just return home and forget about this whole crazy affair, things change when she discovers that the world has surprising connections to her own family - including her sister who disappeared without a trace two years before. Still, Rizkaland can't possibly expect her to risk her very life, can it?

Me? Teach Piano?





Have you thought about teaching piano? Or have you been asked, yet you're a little (or a lot) intimidated? "Me? Teach Piano?" by Amanda Tero, fully captures the fears of starting your piano studio and, in a down-to-earth style, giving you hope to conquer those fears. This booklet contains ideas, suggestions, and advice based on Amanda's experience. Consider it a layman's approach to teaching piano, from one teacher to another.

About the Book
"You play piano? Could you teach my daughter?" The parent looks too desperate to turn down, yet your thoughts run wild. "Me? Teach piano? I can barely play myself! Do they know what they're trying to get themselves into?!"

"Me? Teach Piano?" is a simple guide to clear up some of your questions as you learn a down-to-earth approach to creating piano policies, interacting with students, and choosing the correct curriculum.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

A Singing Sword?





Welcome to the launch of Song of the Sword, the second novella in the Legends of Light series! Although the history of Aslaria and the conflict between the Prince and the rebel, Tauscher, flows chronologically though the series, each novella is a stand-alone retelling of a favorite fairy tale. Each story in this nine novella series focuses on one of the nine aspects of the Fruit of the Spirit while also retelling popular fairy tales in a clean, exciting, and inspiring manner.

 About the Book




A glittering sword.
An ancient oath.
A blackened rose.
And a melody which ties it all together.

Evrard and Roinette, twins separated at birth, are caught in a battle beyond their own limited powers. With their ability to walk in the melody realm, catching glimpses of the light and darkness underlying Aslaria, comes even more danger. 

Deadly mistbenders. Writhing walls of blankness. Hateful drumbeats. As a warrior in the Melody, Evrard has seen it all. But his own ability in the melody realm pales in comparison to the Prince’s melody, the legendary prowess of past Wingmasters, and even the depth of his sister’s song. 

To rescue Roinette and evade the trap almost certainly set for him by those who want his power, Evrard knows he’ll have to be careful. Even if he can find the Wingmaster’s sword, there’s no assurance he’ll be able to defeat a mistbender on his own. In the end, will his and Roinette’s efforts matter if the Prince brings an ancient oath to fulfillment, shaking the very foundation of Aslaria? 

Available on Kindle, iTunes, and Smashwords
Add on Goodreads

Double the Trouble winner!



This has been a fun tour. Thank you all for joining in. If you missed any of the posts, you can find them here:

Author Interviews

Character Interviews

Excerpts

Reviews

Winner


And now for the winner. Congratulations to...

*Cues drum roll*


Audrey Stewart!!


I'll be emailing the gift card to you shortly!

Thank you all for joining me on my blog tour!


Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Dragons of Alsace Farm





Everyone has their secrets and Tayte, Agnes, and Noah are no exception. In Agnes’s home, though, those secrets—or dragons—might just tear them all apart. Part of the Kindle Scout competition, The Dragons of Alsace Farm, was hot and trending for four weeks before its launch. Find out why during this blog tour!

About the Book



In need of his own redemption, Noah Carter finally confronts his childhood hero, the once-beloved uncle who betrayed him. Instead of vengeance, he offers forgiveness, also granting Uncle John a most curious request—for Noah to work on the ramshackle farm of Agnes Deveraux Keller, a French WWII survivor with dementia.

Despite all Agnes has lost, she still has much to teach Noah. But the pair’s unique friendship is threatened when Tayte, Agnes’s estranged granddaughter, arrives to claim a woman whose circumstances and abilities are far different from those of the grandmother she once knew. 

Items hidden in Agnes’s attic raise painful questions about Tayte’s dead parents, steeling Tayte’s determination to save Agnes, even if it requires her to betray the very woman she came to save, and the secret her proud grandmother has guarded for seventy years.

The issue strains the fragile trust between Tayte and Noah, who now realizes Tayte is fighting her own secrets, her own dragons. Weighed down by past guilt and failures, he feels ill-equipped to help either woman, until he remembers Agnes’s lessons about courage and love. In order to save Agnes, the student must now become the teacher, helping Tayte heal—for Agnes’s sake, and for his.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HKMU014/

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Almost There Winner!


We've had a lot of posts from excerpts to reviews to interviews. Not to mention the fun giveaway basket Laurel put together. And now to find out who won! While we wait for rafflecopter to generate the winner, here is a summary of the posts we had:

Author Interviews

Excerpts

Reviews


Winner

And now to find out who won the giveaway!



Donna Raye!!

Congratulations! Laurel will be in touch with you soon and get the gift basket to you. 

Thank you all for participating in the blog tour. I appreciate it! 



Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Double Trouble



I've always liked twins. I don't know why. But doesn't almost everyone wish they had a twin? Imagine what it would be like to have someone so close to you. I suppose that's probably one reason I wanted to write this story. What would happen if twins decided to go West as mail order brides? If you've followed my books at all recently, you'll know this one has a twist to it. Just As I Am is the second of three novellas about young ladies who's plans were changed suddenly. What will Eve and Evangeline do about it now?

About the Book

Just as I am, without one plea
But that Thy blood was shed for me
And that Thou bidst me come to Thee
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.


Eve and Evangeline Collins are adventurous twins who decide to take a risk and head west as mail order brides. Their parents are less than pleased, but do nothing to stop them. Eve and Eva don’t realize their danger until they stop just outside Cheyenne. Will they ever see their family again?