Dec 01
#ShelfLove: 2016 Year-End Check-In

#ShelfLove: 2016 Year-End Check-In

#ShelfLove Challenge 2016 We’re co-hosting the #ShelfLove challenge again this year so join us and read more of the books you already bought! December 2016/January 2017:  End of the Year Check in Post. Look back at your June and January posts and let us know how you did this year.  Share an updated picture or list of your TBR pile. Would you do the challenge again in 2017?   Julie’s Challenge Update: In case you’re wondering, I totally bombed this challenge.  I’ve read like 11 books? And my goal was 21-30. So… fail. But hey, that’s 11 books off my TBR,… Read more »

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Nov 30
Wrapped Up In You Release Day Blitz Blog Tour

Wrapped Up In You Release Day Blitz Blog Tour

Wrapped Up in You by  Erin Bevan Genre: Contemporary Romance/Holiday Romance Sweet Romance/Fantasy Release Date: November 30, 2016 Princess Jenny Claus has thirty suitors to choose from to take on the role of Santa and her husband, and only three weeks to do it. When an outsider crashes into and destroys the toy factory, her Gala and the prospect of Christmas for children everywhere are ruined.   Logan Moss awakens from his plane crash, suffering from partial amnesia. Surrounded by a world he always considered make believe, he has a hard time accepting his new surroundings. Except for one snow… Read more »

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Nov 28
Souls of the Never Review

Souls of the Never Review

Souls of the Never by CJ Rutherford Series: Tales of the Neverwar, #1 Publisher: CJ Rutherford Date Published: September 8th 2014 Genres: Epic, Fantasy, Fantasy & Magic, Time Travel Format: Audiobook Pages: 238 Audiobook Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins Audiobook Narrator: Katie Welburn Source: Provided for review through Audiobook Blast/Boom Rating: Description: Katheryne thinks she’s just a normal 20-year-old, until her dreams descend into terror and pain. At the edge of the universe, an ancient evil awakens. It wants our world; and she is the gateway. As the dreams become reality, Katheryne is pitched into a battle that has… Read more »

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Nov 27
Chat Between Chapters: Books we can’t forget

Chat Between Chapters: Books we can’t forget

 What are some books that stay with us forever. These are books we just cannot forget.  Julie: Some books hold a special place in my heart just based on the time they found me. The books got me back into reading after a long, long break. They will always be books I can’t forget, as they rekindled my love of reading. A children’s book that stuck with me even though I read it as an adult is . What a spectacular story, so much hope and so many lessons. A series that I can’t forget, for different reasons, is the… Read more »

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Nov 21
The Bionics Review

The Bionics Review

The Bionics by Alicia Michaels Series: The Bionics #1 Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing Date Published: September 13th 2013 Genres: Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 96 Audiobook Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins Audiobook Narrator: Marissa Clay Source: Provided for review through Audiobook Blast/Boom Rating: Description: All I ever wanted was to be a normal girl. I had dreams of joining the ranks of the Military Police and making my family proud. But the nuclear war that laid waste to our country destroyed any hope I had of being normal ever again. They took everything away from me, including my humanity…. Read more »

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Nov 20
Chat Between Chapters: reading outside your comfort zone

Chat Between Chapters: reading outside your comfort zone

Do you read outside your comfort zone?  Julie: To be honest, I rarely do. I read for fun. I read to enjoy my time. Usually, my time driving as that is the only time I get to read. So I read what I like, I read what makes me happy. I read what makes the 1.5 hour commute (on average) in traffic not seem as horrendous on the horrendous day. So most of the time, I read within my comfort zone and books I expect to enjoy. Pre solo parenting the kiddo I used to go to book clubs, and… Read more »

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Nov 18
Reawakened Release Day Blitz

Reawakened Release Day Blitz

Title: Reawakened Author: Carrie Pulkinen Genre: Paranormal Romance Release Date: November 18, 2016   About the Book: Jules Hume lives in a world where magic is a myth and supernatural creatures are fiction—or so she thinks. As a strong, independent woman, a relationship is the last thing she needs. Then she meets Ian Kincaid, a mysteriously sexy bachelor with otherworldly charm. She’s instantly enamored of him, drawn by an inexplicable magnetism. Ian awakens something magical inside her, opening her mind to things she never thought possible. Things that shouldn’t be possible. But Ian has secrets Jules is better off not… Read more »

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Nov 17
Book Review – Starflight (Starflight #1)

Book Review – Starflight (Starflight #1)

Starflight by Melissa Landers Series: Starflight #1 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Date Published: February 2nd 2016 Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 368 Audiobook Length: 9 hours 44 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Amanda Dolan Rating: Description: Solara Brooks needs a fresh start, someplace where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. The outer realm may be lawless, butit’s not like the law has ever been on her side.Still, off-world travel doesn’t come cheap; Solara is left with no choice but to indenture herself in exchange for passage to the… Read more »

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Nov 15
Guest Post: Create a Fictional Town by Janet Chester Bly & Giveaway

Guest Post: Create a Fictional Town by Janet Chester Bly & Giveaway

One Easy Way to Create a Fictional Town Janet Chester Bly My late husband, Christy Award winning western author Stephen Bly, chose all his fiction story settings to happen in the West, whether historical (1880-1905) or contemporary. When I started writing solo adult novels of my own, I determined to stay with that brand and his specific geographical boundary. However, I also heeded the most basic sage advice for beginning writers: “write what you know.” As I conceived my own stories, I found inspiration outside my office window. Here I was in a small town (popl 350) at 4,200 foot… Read more »

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Nov 14
Blog Tour and Review: Sleigh Bells Ring #LoneStarLit

Blog Tour and Review: Sleigh Bells Ring #LoneStarLit

SLEIGH BELLS RING  Four Contemporary Romance Novellas by Sandra D. Bricker, Lynette Sowell, Barbara J. Scott, & Lenora Worth Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance Publisher: Gilead Publishing Date of Publication: October 14, 2016 Number of Pages: 320  scroll down for giveaway!     Santa Claus is coming to town, and so are the Tucker sisters.  Never mind a pony. The Tucker girls have inherited their father’s horse farm for Christmas. Make that . . . a run-down horse farm. It needs some serious TLC in order to make it sell-ready. Joanna knows that by recruiting her sisters and one handsome ranch… Read more »

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