Posts By: Lynn

May 24
The Adventures of Miss Vulpe: Book Blog Tour Guest Post #LoneStarLit

The Adventures of Miss Vulpe: Book Blog Tour Guest Post #LoneStarLit

THE ADVENTURES OF MISS VULPE A Coming of Age Story for Adults by MARIA ELENA SANDOVICI   Genre: Contemporary / Women’s Fiction / Coming of Age Date of Publication: April 7, 2017 Number of Pages: 160 Ana Petrescu (aka Miss Vulpe) is a troubled teenager determined to solve the mystery of her parents’ double suicide. Escaping the scrutiny of her legal guardian and the unwanted interference of several therapists, she starts looking up people from her mother’s past. Her sleuthing requires her to lie about her identity, her age, and her lack of experience with men. While impersonating Miss Vulpe… Read more »

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May 22
Before the Rain Falls Book Blog Tour, Author Interview, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

Before the Rain Falls Book Blog Tour, Author Interview, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

BEFORE THE RAIN FALLS by CAMILLE DI MAIO   Genre: Women’s Fiction / Historical / Family Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Date of Publication: May 16, 2017 Number of Pages: 334 Scroll down for Giveaway! After serving seventy years in prison for the murder of her sister, Eula, Della Lee has finally returned home to the Texas town of Puerto Pesar. She’s free from confinement—and ready to tell her secrets before it’s too late. She finds a willing audience in journalist Mick Anders, who is reeling after his suspension from a Boston newspaper and in town, reluctantly, to investigate a mysterious… Read more »

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May 16
The Heart of a Texas Cowboy Book Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

The Heart of a Texas Cowboy Book Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

THE HEART OF A TEXAS COWBOY Men of Legend, Book 2 by LINDA BRODAY   Genre: Western / Historical / Romance Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca Date of Publication: May 2, 2017 Number of Pages: 384 Scroll down for Giveaway! Three Brothers. One Oath. No Compromises. The MEN of LEGEND One bullet is all it takes to shatter Houston Legend’s world. He swore he’d never love again, but with the future of the Lone Star Ranch on the line, he finds himself at the altar promising to love and cherish a woman he’s never met—a woman whose vulnerable beauty touches his heart…. Read more »

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May 13
Nowhere Near Book Blog Tour and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

Nowhere Near Book Blog Tour and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

NOWHERE NEAR Stories by Teddy Jones   Genre: Short Stories / Literary Fiction / West Texas Publisher: Midtown Publishing, Inc. Date of Publication: May11, 2017 Number of Pages: 206 Scroll down for Giveaway! Characters in the eleven stories in Nowhere Near act in ways that some might call “divinest madness.” Some of them have been pushed near their limits by years of stress. Others mourn and grieve and discover feelings they can’t admit aloud. A sense of duty drives another to believe in aliens, at least for a while. Some of their behavior is simply laughable, other flirts with death,… Read more »

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May 11
That’s what HE said Thursday- May 2017

That’s what HE said Thursday- May 2017

We are hosting a meme called: That’s what HE said Thursday. For more info on what this meme is all about click here. We will be doing our posts once a month rather than weekly. The Linky will be open all year long and you are welcome to continue doing your post weekly and linking them up.   Lynn’s Quote: “You have ruined my tongue for all other tastes” –Lazlo to Sarai (Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) by: Laini Taylor It’s week 3 of my gushing over Laini Taylor. I’ll conclude the gushing with the best quote of the book. Do you… Read more »

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May 05
Book Review – Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1)

Book Review – Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1)

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor Series: Strange the Dreamer #1 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Date Published: March 28th 2017 Genres: Action & Adventure, Epic, Family, Fantasy, Friendship, Young Adult Fiction Format: eBook Pages: 544 Audiobook Length: 18 hours 20 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Steve West Rating: Description: A new epic fantasy by National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy. The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around–and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly…. Read more »

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May 04
A Witness to History: Book Blog Tour, Sneak Peak, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

A Witness to History: Book Blog Tour, Sneak Peak, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

A WITNESS TO HISTORY George H. Mahon, West Texas Congressman by By Janet M. Neugebauer Foreword by Kent Hance   Genre: Texas History / Politics / Biography Publisher: Texas Tech University Press FACEBOOK    TWITTER Date of Publication: June 30 2017 Number of Pages: 576 Scroll down for Giveaway!   This is the story of George H. Mahon, a man who went to Congress in 1935, when the House Committee on Appropriations still allocated a small amount of money to buy military horses. Forty-four years later, when Mahon retired as Chairman of that same committee, the committee was debating funds to… Read more »

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May 03
Chapter Break Bingo – May 2017

Chapter Break Bingo – May 2017

Welcome to the easiest challenge you’ll find all year! Read books. Mark off squares. That’s all it takes to participate in Bookish Bingo! Play along with us! Here are the rules: Each month we will upload a new bingo card. You download the bingo card and mark off squares as you read books each month. At the end of the month, we will post our own bingo cards. Link up your post or post your own bingo card in the comments. The monthly winner will be the person with the most marked squares. None of that across, diagonal, up and… Read more »

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May 02
Chapter Break Bingo – April 2017 Completed Cards

Chapter Break Bingo – April 2017 Completed Cards

Alright everyone, did you fill out your Bookish Bingo Cards? Share your cards, and link up your posts below! Recap of the rules: Each month we will upload a new bingo card. You download the bingo card and mark off squares as you read books each month. At the end of the month, we will post our own bingo cards. Link up your post or post your own bingo card in the comments. The monthly winner will be the person with the most marked squares. None of that across, diagonal, up and down, corners stuff. Just the number of squares…. Read more »

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Apr 27
What Laini Taylor’s Books Taught Us

What Laini Taylor’s Books Taught Us

Have you checked out our various Features pages lately? Julie and I are all about Features posts. (Who doesn’t need an occasional break from reviews?) In this new feature post, we will be discussing What Books Taught Us. And no, we don’t mean cooking, crafting, or organizing. We are talking about serious, useful skills. We want to make sure all of our readers are prepared! We are changing it up this month, and focusing on one of my favorite authors, Laini Taylor. I’m reading her most recent book, . While you wait for my review (next week!), let’s enjoy some… Read more »

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