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Princess of the Silver Woods

As the youngest of King Gregor's daughters, Petunia is perpetually seen and treated as much younger than her 16 years. So it becomes just that much more exciting when Petunia is allowed to travel all by herself to visit her friend on a distant estate. But as she is traveling through the Westfalin Woods in her carriage, she is accosted by the Wolves of the Westfalin Woods, a band of robbers bent on taking jewels and money from the rich for their own purposes. Petunia will not be robbed this time, so she finds her gun and points it at the young man who seems to be their leader. And due to her pluck, Oliver, the young man decides to call of the Wolves. But due to circumstances beyond her control, Petunia is accidentally taken hostage by Oliver. Oliver is just a young man, who should be an earl but due to a crazy war his title has been withheld from him. Now he's doing everything he can, including robbing from the rich to put food on his own table and the tables of the men who liv…

Blog Tour - Unbelievable

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Deliah Lopez Dreser’s in town to take care of family business. They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, but there’s more to Lilah than meets the eye. Cole’s in danger of losing his heart when this firestorm throws sparks his way. However, is she simply playing him for the fool in order to exact revenge for her brother’s murders?  Maggie and Seth’s reaction when the truth is revealed pushes friendship to the limit. And this time around it won’t be a Dreser causing an uproar in Port Fare. It will be Cole's good friend Booker. But does Booker have it all wrong?  Usually not!

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Lilah, aka Delilah Lopez Dreser, has come to Port Fare, NY at her father's request. He wants to exact revenge on Booker and Seth, the two MET officers that killed his sons, but knows that if he shows his face he will be shot on sight. So he sends a disguised Lilah in his place. Lilah knows that she needs to get close to Booker and Seth, but she's no…

Unlovable

Maggie wishes that her life could be normal every day. But her normal is taking care of herself and her alcoholic mother who doesn't seem to care for her even a little bit. Maggie is a smart girl, but she's a bit looked down upon by her peers, because she doesn't have great clothes, or a car, or even food most days. How can she have those things, every penny of money that comes into their household from the government goes to Vodka for her mother. Maggie even wishes she could get a job, the income would be nice, but she knows she can't leave her mom more than she already does for school. But things are about to change for Maggie. Seth, the hottest boy in school is paying a lot of attention to her, but she can't figure out why he would like her even a little bit. Maggie has always been unlovable to her mom, so she must be unlovable to others too. What Maggie doesn't know is that Seth is a MET agent posing as a high school student to try to curb the Heroin addict…

Blog Tour: Mattie

Colonia Juarez 1902 - Mattie is a young girl growing up in Mexico in her great big polygamist family. Her father has just died and she hates a lot of things right now, including God. But Mattie will continue to live on the family ranch with her brothers, sisters and mother. She will continue to go to school and she will eventually grow up and marry to have a family of her own. Between those things there will be a lot of trials and learning experiences for Mattie and for those around her. Mattie will learn the joy of service and charity, the heartbreak of death, and she will have a front row seat for the excitement of the Mexican Revolution. But through it all she will grow to be a woman of faith. 

I enjoyed this book. There were a few places in the plot that were just a bit confusing, but for the most part I really liked the story line. I liked how at the beginning of each chapter we know what year it is for Mattie. I liked Mattie and how she did hard things in her life in order to be …

Blog Tour - Motherhood Matters

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Motherhood Matters Motherhood is a divine calling---but it may not always feel that way. Now you can show the women in your life how much they matter to you, with this delightful and heartwarming volume of wit and wisdom about the divinity, reality, and rewards of motherhood. Fresher than flowers and sweeter than chocolate, it's a perfect gift for the women who give so much. In these hectic days where life's demands can quickly become a heavy burden, Motherhood Matters helps you find more memorable moments and take the stress out of the to-do lists. Written with clarity, concision, and wit, this short, yet indispensable handbook is better than flowers, more guilt-free than chocolate, and gives back to the woman who sacrifices so much of herself every single day.  

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This small book is an inspirational read. In it you will read true to life stories about author Connie Sokol and her family. You will learn that motherhood is important…

Blog Tour - Belonging to Heaven

Descended from the Hawaiian royal line, Jonathan Napela became one of the first—and most influential—converts to the Church in Hawaii. A man of intelligence, social status, and wealth, he used his considerable position to further the gospel in his native land. He developed a lifelong bond of brotherhood with Elder George Q. Cannon, helping to translate the Book of Mormon into Hawaiian and establish a gathering place for the Hawaiian saints in Laie, Oahu. But when his beloved wife, Kitty, was stricken with leprosy, Jonathan made the defining decision of his life. He would leave his life of privilege to become her caretaker and spend the rest of his life on Molokai, the island of lepers. To those who suffered similar heartbreak and banishment, Jonathan’s self-sacrifice became their lifeline. Based on true story, this is an extraordinary novel of a man who chose love in the face of death.

My ReviewI was so excited to read this book about Jonathan Napela, he was mentioned in a show about t…

Dead Running for FREE!

Dead Running is free April 16-20th to celebrate the release of the third book in the Run series,Running Home. Dying to Run and Running Home are only $.99.




Cassidy Christensen is running.
Running from the mercenaries who killed her parents.
Running from a scheming redhead intent on making her life miserable.
Running from painful memories that sabotage her dreams of happiness.
With two very tempting men competing for her attention, she hopes she'll finally have someone to run to, but can she trust either of them? When secrets from her past threaten her family, Cassidy decides to stop running and fight for her future.

"Dead Running was everything I was hoping it would be, captivating, invigorating, and a page turner that I could not, would not, put down! Cami Checketts writes books that will make you think, and make you feel. She captivated me with The Sister Pact, and doesn't lose speed with her newest 'must read', Dead Running." 
Sheila DeChantal
Book Reviewer - Book …

Betsy Was a Junior and Betsy and Joe

From the back of the book: Betsy Was a Junior: It's the best school year ever, especially now that charming, funny Tib Muller is back in Deep Valley. But when her crowd gets into trouble, Betsy's best year could turn out to be her worst.

Betsy and Joe: Betsy always thought she and Joe Willard were made for each other--and now that summer's over and senior year's begun, it seems her dream is coming true! But her friend Tony Markham has come calling as well--and his intentions are definitely romantic.

This is such a fun series! I love the stories about Betsy, I love the way that they feel real, and I know I've mentioned the time frame before, but it still seems really neat that these books written about the early 1900's still apply 100 years later. Betsy has tons of dreams that she wants to fulfill, she wants to travel and be a writer and "go with" Joe Willard, but she also needs to determine just who she is. That's what these books contain, Betsy'…

Life is Too Short

Life is Too Short Collection
Looking for a little kitchen table wisdom, with a side of humor?Enjoy popular speaker and author Connie Sokol’s latest collection of humorous columns on surviving and thriving being a woman, wife, and mother. A former contributor for Deseret News, Utah Valley Magazine, and a current blogger for KSL’s “Motherhood Matters” blog, Mrs. Sokol shares her favorite life pearls in this hilarious yet helpful trilogy.Life is Too Short Trilogy combines three individual books, updated and revised:
Life is Too Short for One Hair Color
Life is Too Short for Sensible Shoes
Life is Too Short for LinoleumGet an upbeat and refreshing read through Mrs. Sokol’s humorous experiences that teach successful life tips. Learn simple solutions to marital problems. Laugh at relatable “mother moments.” Rediscover how to be and share your unique self. Delight in filling your well and finding joy again as a woman, wife, and mother!Review from I Love to Read & Review Books:For some laught…

Untethered

Magnolia "Cricket" Cranford and her friends loved to meet out at the old Morgan place to plan their secret Friday outings. They would each pick a person to do something for that would brighten that person's day. This particular day there's serious business to attend to. Marie King's been smitten with Hudson Oliver for simply ages and now the Oliver family is going to be moving far away and Marie's never told Hudson how she feels. Cricket, Ann and Vilma decide that Hudson needs to be Marie's focus for their Friday outing. Only Marie is kind of scared to walk up to Hudson, tell him how she feels and give him a good kiss on the mouth. The only way the friends can think to get Marie to do it is to have Cricket do the same thing first. Only Cricket needs to kiss Heathro Thibodaux, that will be a feat. Heathro's a Texas Ranger who was in a tragic situation just a year before and he hasn't quite recovered from the shock of the whole situation yet. He'…

Feed Your Reader Kindle Fire Giveaway

Inspired Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer has launched a new site aimed at bringing you the best Kindle Ebook Deals and Steals.



Each day on feedyourreader.com you'll find a new list of available ebook deals (most for under $3).



And of course there will be lots of  Featured Freebies too!



To celebrate the launch of the new site she is giving away a Kindle Fire, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash.


Win a 7" Kindle Fire (US only)




Or $100 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)




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Giveaway Details 
1 winner will receive their choice of a Kindle Fire 7" (US Only), $100 Amazon Gift Card or $100 in Paypal Cash (International).
Ends 5/5/13

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here…

A Duke's Promise

Alexandria is now a married woman. She's thrilled to be married to Gabriel the Duke of St. Easton, and even more thrilled that now they will be able to take their honeymoon and look for her missing parents. She knows that time is running out for them and they must be found immediately. What she doesn't know is the danger she and Gabriel will face as they search for them in France and Italy. They have trusted guards, but the Prince Regent also insists on sending some of his guards with them. They must give the Prince's guards the slip before they are able to leave Paris for Italy, the last known whereabouts of Alex's parents. They must leave Paris without anyone knowing as well. But how to do that? Alex knows immediately when she sees her first hot air balloon that they must use one. But Gabriel's ears do not seem to do well with altitude changes. Will he lose his hearing forever as they search for Alex's parents? Will either of them survive the hot air balloon …

Heaven to Betsy and Betsy in Spite of Herself

From back of book: Heaven to Betsy; Betsy Ray is loving every minute of freshman year at Deep Valley High with new and old friends all around her . . . not to mention boys! But most intriguing of all is the one she and her best friend, Tacy, dub "the Tall Dark Stranger." 
Betsy in Spite of Herself; Betsy is at the center of every activity as a Deep Valley High sophomore and suddenly, thanks to her old friend Tib, she's offered a golden opportunity for glorious transformation. But will she impress the special boy by becoming dramatic, mysterious Betsye or would she be better off just being Betsy in spite of herself?

My Review: Betsy Ray is just starting her high school experience, in the early 1900's. There's never a dull moment for her, what with moving into a brand new house, boys, religion, choir, boys, high school. But never having a dull moment is making Betsy's writing suffer. In these two books Betsy learns how to be herself, in spite of what others or ev…

April Kindle Fire Giveaway

Peace River

Carrie has never known life when it could be perfect. Her father has always been abusive, mostly to her mother, but things were bad enough when Carrie was young that she moved in with her grandfather. He took great care of her right up until the day he died six months ago, but now her father is after Carrie again, mainly to get her inheritance of Ebony Wind and Wind Dance farms. Her dad is really starting to scare her with his friends, and insisting she marry a distant nephew of his named Deek. Carrie knows that she's going to have to disappear for awhile, with her horse, but he's so distinctive that she's unsure how to go about that. Then one day, she meets a couple of rodeo guys, Slade and Rossen. These guys are different, she knows instinctively that she can trust them. When they claim they need someone to cook and schedule for them, she decides to go along, but she doesn't tell them her real name, she's disappearing for awhile, Carrie becomes Isabel, and she…

No Joke - Win Big April Fools Giveaway

No Joke - Win Big April Fools GiveawayKindle Fire HD 7" Giveaway


The winner will have the option of receiving a 7" Kindle Fire HD (US Only)


Or $199 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)


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